Anne Barnhardt Takes it to Senator Lindsey Graham

Posted by courage On April - 6 - 2011

Anyone who heard Senator Graham on Face the Nation had to wonder why “journalist” Bob Schieffer did not follow up and ask Graham IF he was suggesting  free speech be banned in the United States.  Graham seems to suggest that the burning of the Koran in the United States should be banned.

Listen for yourself:

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Personally I was appalled by Graham’s statements but this reply by Anne Barnhardt pretty well sums up my feelings:

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Jackass, indeed!  You go gal, your ovaries are bigger than any peanuts Graham may have.

What Egyptians Really Want and the Ominious Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by courage On February - 11 - 2011

From Investors Business Daily:

Editorial: What Egyptians Really Want

Islamofascism: Romantics in Western media expect “democracy” to flower from the anti-Mubarak rioting in Cairo. But polling shows Egyptians actually seek strict Islamic rule.

According to a major survey conducted last year by the Pew Research Center, adults in Egypt don’t crave Western-style democracy, as pundits have blithely trumpeted throughout coverage of the unrest.

Far from it, the vast majority of them want a larger role for Islam in government. This includes making barbaric punishments, such as stoning adulterers and executing apostates, the law of their country. With the ouster of their secular, pro-American leader, they may get their wish.

Among highlights from the Pew poll:

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Ground Zero Mosque Ad: Banned By CBS

Posted by courage On July - 9 - 2010

You decide..

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Islamic Terrorists: Manipulating the Truth

Posted by courage On June - 1 - 2010

The International community was quick yesterday to condemn Israel  for attacking a “Peace envoy” headed to Gaza, mind you this was prior to facts being known.  The United Nations is calling for an emergency session on the incident and at the same time condemning Israel for the set-up by terrorists.

Of the numerous reports of the incident, Melanie Phillips’ article dissecting the situation is perhaps the best.  Take time to view the videos contained in the body of the article, they allow context in understanding.

Melanie Phillips from The Spectator U.K. :

As the international community rushes to condemn Israel for the violence on board one of the ships in the Gaza flotilla, which left a reported 10 people dead and dozens injured, it is now obvious that the real purpose of this ‘armada of hate’ was not merely the further delegitimisation of Israel but something far worse.

Gaza’s markets are full of produce, thousands of tons of supplies are travelling into Gaza every week through the Israeli-controlled border crossings, and there is no starvation or humanitarian crisis. It was always obvious that the flotilla was not the humanitarian exercise it was said to be. Here is footage of the IDF offering to dock the Marmara — the main flotilla ship — at Ashdod and transfer its supplies and being told ‘Negative, negative, our destination is Gaza’.

And now we can see that the real purpose of this invasion — backed by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), a radical Islamic organization outlawed by Israel in 2008 for allegedly serving as a major component in Hamas’s global fund-raising machine — was to incite a violent uprising in the Middle East and across the Islamic world. As I write, reports are coming in of Arab rioting in Jerusalem.

The notion – uncritically swallowed by the lazy, ignorant and bigoted BBC and other western media – that the flotilla organisers are ‘peace activists’ is simply ludicrous. This research by the Danish Institute for International Studies details the part played by the IHH in Islamist terror in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Chechnya. According to the French magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere testifying at the Seattle trial of would-be al Qaeda Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressamin, the IHH had played ‘[a]n important role’ in the al Qaeda Millenium bomb plot targeting Los Angeles airport. It was also involved in weapons trafficking, and played in addition a key role in galvanizing anti-Western sentiment among Turkish Muslims in the lead-up to the 2003 war in Iraq. ‘Peace activists’ these people most certainly are not.

And this flotilla was but the latest jihadi attack, deploying the Islamists’ signature strategy of violence and media manipulation. Here from MEMRI (via Just Journalism) is a clip showing the hysteria against Israel being whipped up on board before the ships set sail, with the chanting of intifada songs about ‘Khaybar’ – the iconic slaughter of Jews by Muslims in the 7th century which is used as a rallying cry to kill the Jews today — and threats of ‘martyrdom’. This was not merely a propaganda stunt, but a terrorist attack.

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Islam/ Women/ Sharia Law

First the case…
ABC News:

Police in Arizona are hunting for an Iraqi-American father who they say ran over his daughter with his car to punish her for becoming “too Westernized” and rebuffing the conservative ways he valued.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, was last seen fleeing the parking lot of the Department of Economic Development in Peoria, Ariz., Tuesday after hitting his 20-year-old daughter and her boyfriend’s mother with his Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Noor Faleh Almaleki is in “life-threatening condition,” Peoria Police spokesman Mike Tellef told ABCNews.com today. Her boyfriend’s mother, 43-year-old Amal Edan Khalaf, is also still hospitalized, but with non-life threatening injuries. “It occured because her not following traditional family values. We’ve been told that by everybody,” Tellef said. “He felt she was becoming too westernized and he didn’t like that.”

Calls to the Almaleki family weren’t returned.

Noor Almaleki had backed out of an arranged marriage about a year ago, police learned, and had been living with Khalaf and her son in a nearby town.

The father then fled the country following the attack.  He first went to Mexico and then flew to London, where he was detained by British officials and extradited back to the United States.

Noor Faleh Almaleki passed away from the injuries she sustained in early November, may her soul now rest in peace. The charges against her father were then upgraded to first degree murder.

Now the case takes what can only be described as a cowardly insult to every American and especially to women.  Honor killings are primarily perpetrated against females and should be considered a religiously sanctioned female genocide or jihad.  The victims of these murders are guilty in the eyes of blood relatives in shaming the family.  While primarily found in Muslim countries, as Islam expands to other countries they bring with them the barbaric practice of Sharia law.  Honor killings place all imagined “guilt” on the female regardless of age, the woman or girl is raped.. she has shamed the family and killed.  The girl or woman speaks to a male outside of the family structure .. she has broken Islamic law and is murdered.  Often in Islamic countries these murders are unreported and the perpetrators unpunished because it is permissible for male family members to do as they wish to the females in their family.  Women are considered less than cattle, at least cattle are given value, these women are not.

Islam is evil toward women, make no mistake.  In November of 2008, two men attacked girls on their way to school in Afghanistan with water pistols filled with acid, which severely disfigured the girls.  Attacks like this are not uncommon in Islamic societies, and if you do not believe me .. I dare you to use google images and search for the words… acid  women   islam; you will be distrubed and shocked, but these are the faces of women under Islam. And this practice is spreading to the United States…

From USA Today November 2009:

“There is broad support and acceptance of this idea in Islam, and we’re going to see it more and more in the United States,” says Robert Spencer, who has trained FBI and military authorities on Islam and founded Jihad Watch, which monitors radical Islam.

clip and speaking on the murder of Noor Faleh Almaleki by her father….

“By his own admission, this was an intentional act, and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,” says Maricopa County prosecutor Stephanie Low, according to The Arizona Republic.

Yes instances like this will become more common yet in most instances they will remain under-reported because often honor killing in the United States and Europe are reported under the category of homicide or in cases where the victim survives as a domestic violence issue.  So the question becomes should these murders be treated different in our criminal justice system because they are Muslim?  Should they if convicted of the crime, should they be ineligible for the death penalty of a particular state so not to show “bias” against Muslims?  Well, from where I am sitting, this is what has happened in the case of Noor Faleh Almaleki.

Almaleki is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The decision not to seek the death penalty comes after Almaleki’s attorney, Billy Little, a public defender, asked a judge to take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.

Little requested that the office make public the process it uses to determine whether to seek capital punishment.

“An open process provides some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs,” Little wrote, referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ Christian faith.

Laura Reckart, a county prosecutor, responded that Little’s concern about the “supposed bias” of the office’s death penalty review process was “without legitimate factual or legal basis.”

However, the debate stopped there. On Tuesday, Reckart filed a motion indicating prosecutors would not seek the death penalty.

Mike Scerbo, a spokesman for the County Attorney’s Office, issued the following statement Friday:

“The defendant is charged with first degree murder and, if convicted, will spend the rest of his life in prison. As is in all first degree murder cases, the decision on whether to seek the death penalty is made on a case by case basis. Cultural considerations played no part in the decision not to seek the death penalty.”

Prosecutors said Almaleki has admitted killing his daughter because she disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values.

And there we have it, the new get out of lethal injection card… be Muslim.  What about the life of Noor Faleh Almaleki, is her life worth less than any other women regardless of the religious beliefs of her father?  This was a crime fueled through the lens of an ideology which views women as mere objects and advocates physical harm should a female not abide by patriarchal rule.  Stating this obvious and factually correct aspect of Islam allows for increased awareness of the danger that women face in Islamic societies.

What I see is the public defender playing the PC card and the prosecutor’s office bailing out, afraid of the protests that would ensue.. cowardly afraid of prosecuting the death to the fullest extent of the law.

The adherence to misguided political correctness will be the downfall of this great country.  The Fort Hood shooter displayed many “red flags” over the last few years, yet the Army chose to ignore those because of how it might look as bias.  The PC police have extended their control by attempting to shame logical fact based arguments, which is manipulative and a method the left has used for years. Political Correctness is championed as a catalysis for awareness, yet it can also be used as a method of jihad against a free society.

So what do you think… have the PC police gone to far?

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Okay the people who are charged with keeping this country safe are apparently in the dark.  Each of them answers no, they were not consulted as to how to charge this enemy combatant, aka as terrorist.

After all, Abdulmutallab was trained by al Qaeda, equipped with an al Qaeda-made bomb, and dispatched by al Qaeda to bring down the airliner and its 278 passengers. Even though the Obama administration has mostly abandoned the term “war on terror,” the president himself has said clearly that the United States is at war with al Qaeda. So who decided to treat Abdulmutallab as a civilian, read him the Miranda warning, and provide him with a government-paid lawyer — giving him the right to remain silent and denying the United States potentially valuable intelligence that might have been gained by a military-style interrogation?

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“The decision was made by the agents on the ground,” Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, referring to the officials who apprehended Abdulmutallab when the plane landed in Detroit. American agents questioned the accused terrorist briefly before he was taken to a hospital to be treated for burns suffered in the attempt to set off explosives hidden in his underwear. After that, Mueller testified, “in consultation with the Department of Justice and others in the administration,” the agents read him his rights.

And that was that. “Isn’t it a fact, that after Miranda was given … the individual stopped talking?” Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions asked Mueller.

“He did,” Mueller answered. But Mueller declined to say who made the decision to grant Abdulmutallab the right to remain silent.

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Republicans on the Judiciary Committee increasingly believe there is only one person who can answer: Attorney General Eric Holder.

It was Holder who made the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a criminal trial in New York. It is Holder who has expressed his desire to grant full American constitutional rights to foreign terrorists. It is Holder who is leading the administration’s sputtering effort to move some Guantanamo inmates to the United States. And it is Holder who is apparently cutting other parts of the government out of crucial terrorism decisions like the treatment of Abdulmutallab.

“These days, all roads lead to the attorney general,” says one well-placed Republican source in the Senate. “They seem to have aggregated quite a bit of power inside Main Justice.” The problem is, the Holder Justice Department appears to be handling terrorism issues from a defense-attorney perspective, and doing so without the input of the government’s other terrorism-fighting agencies.

As a reminder Eric Holder was a senior partner with Covington & Burling, a D.C. law firm who represents 17 Yemeni nationals and one Pakistani citizen held at Gitmo.

From C & B’s website:

We represent sixteen men detained at the United States Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  Most of the men have been detained for approximately seven years.  None have been charged with any crimes, and none have been accorded the protections of the Geneva Convention.  In Boumediene v. Bush, 128 S. Ct. 2229 (2008), where we were co-counsel for eleven of the detainees, the Supreme Court held that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus extends to detainees held at Guantánamo Bay.  Following that decision, we have been preparing for habeas corpus hearings to be held in federal district court Washington, DC, for eleven of our clients.

The firm has been involved in the Guantánamo related litigation for the last five years.  In addition to the on-going habeas corpusamicus proceedings, our efforts have included: bringing cases for review of enemy combatant classification decisions in the D.C. Circuit under the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005; challenging the destruction of CIA torture tapes in federal court; filing briefs and coordinating the amicus effort in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557 (2006); filing amicus briefs in support of Supreme Court review in Moussaoui v. United States, 382 F.3d 483 (4th Cir.), cert denied, 544 U.S. 931 (2005); challenging the government’s practice of redacting information from documents given to security-cleared habeas counsel; and challenging the abusive medical and living conditions that the detainees experience at Guantánamo.

Back to the Washington Examiner piece:

That was the message of Wednesday’s testimony from Blair, Leiter, Napolitano, and Mueller, all of whom were out of the loop on the Adbulmutallab decision. Their accounts left a number of Republican senators shaken; as the GOP lawmakers see it, the decision to read Abdulmutallab Miranda rights was a dreadful mistake, one that could have serious consequences down the line. There should be some accountability.

So on Thursday all seven Republicans on the Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Holder asking for a full explanation: Who made the decision and why, and whether the administration now has “a protocol or policy in place for handling al Qaeda terrorists captured in the United States.”

These are questions which demand answers.. who set the wheels in motion that allowed this (thankfully) unsuccessful terrorist to be tried as a common criminal and not an enemy combatant?   And why was it done?  And if the final decision was that of Holder, where do his alliances fall, as a criminal defense attorney with his former law partners or as the individual who  is entrusted to enforce the laws of the land, without creating new precedence?  Need I remind anyone that placing enemy combatants under the category of criminals, giving them Miranda rights and supplying them with attorneys has NEVER, until this administration been done, even during the Civil war.

Who with half a brain cell did not see this coming?  Even without a law degree, any American who has a fundamental understanding of our judicial system, our laws and th e Constitution expected, while hoping against,  this action by the court.  I find this a dark insidious stain which I fear will be played out in all civilian trials of Gitmo detainees. 

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal judge has tossed out most of the government’s evidence against a terrorist detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

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A Preview of NY Terrorist Trials.. Propaganda for Jihadists

Posted by courage On January - 5 - 2010

Pakistan has begun the trials of the five American Muslims detained there on terrorist plots.  This is only a small glimpse of the future NY trials of the Gitmo detainees.  Is there any doubt that afforded their “Constitutional rights” by the administration, they will have a platform to spew their hatred for the United States and further propagandize their call for increased attacks against the West?

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