Sunday, December 26, 2010

 

Jihad in numbers

ISLAMIC JIHAD IN NUMBERS


Tears of Jihad
These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.


Africa


Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.


120 million Africans


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Christians


The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:


60 million Christians


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Hindus


Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”


80 million Hindus


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Buddhists


Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]


10 million Buddhists


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Jews


Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.


This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.
http://www.politicalislam.com/tears/pages/tears-of-jihad/


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Islam has killed as many as 200 million Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Buddhists, and Hindus. (Nov. 2000)
http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/nov_2000/vic_chris.htm


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Muslims massacred in 1146 over 100,000 Jews in Fez and in Marrakesh 120,000.
http://books.google.com/books?id=mYjc8HHWDxMC&pg=PA123
http://books.google.com/books?id=iKBwZ9Y8j8QC&pg=PA49


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Negationism in India: concealing the record of Islam
Koenraad Elst – [Voice of India, 1992] 1992 – 176 pages [Page 27]
Every new invader made (often literally) his hills of Hindu skulls. Thus, the conquest of Afghanistan in the year 1000 was followed by … The Bahmani sultans (1347-1480) in central India made it a rule to kill 100000 Hindus every year. In 1399, Teimur killed 100,000 captives in a single day…
http://books.google.com/books?&id=mBEcAAAAIAAJ&q=Bahmani+sultans


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The Ikhwan waged a jihad against other Muslims in Arabia, including Sharif Hussein of Mecca, who established the Hashemite dynasty that ruled first in Arabia and then in Syria, Iraq and Transjordan. As many as 400,000 Arabs were killed or wounded in these campaigns.
http://www.jcpa.org/art/nypost-dg6apr03.htm


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In the second half of the 19th century Moslems began to feel the force of the Western colonial threat. In the 1860 massacre in Damascus, Moslems slaughtered more than 10,000 Christians. In Aleppo, Christians were butchered as well.
http://www.jcpa.org/JCPA/Templates/ShowPage.asp?DRIT=3&DBID=1&LNGID=1&TMID=111&FID=624&PID=0&IID=741&TTL=The_Development_of_Arab_Anti-Semitism


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Armenian & Greek genocide


Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction – Page 150
 Adam Jones – [Taylor & Francis] 2010
[ISBN 041548619X, 9780415486194] 680 pages
A “Christian genocide” framing acknowledges the historic claims of the Assyrian and Greek peoples, and the movements now … In Thea Halo’s estimation, “Armenian deaths were estimated at 1.5 million. According to figures compiled by by the Greek government in collaboration with the Patrirachate…
http://books.google.com/books?id=BqdVudSuTRIC&pg=PA150


Congressional Record – Page 6450
 - (April 22, 1998)
In addition to those killed, an estimated 500000 Armenians were deported from the Ottoman Empire. … Mr. Speaker, today we remember the Armenian Genocide, and honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who died between 1915 and 1923 …
http://books.google.com/books?id=956nQAD4DZAC&pg=PA6450


Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide – Page 26
 Leslie Alan Horvitz, Christopher Catherwood – 2006 – 582 pages – Preview
Estimates of the total number of Armenians who died as a result of the massacres and deportations vary, ranging up to 1.5 million out of a prewar Armenian population estimated at 1.8 million. An Ottoman interior minister has …
 http://books.google.com/books?id=AHpFp2nsGyUC&pg=PA26



A lethal combination of labor brigades, internal deportations and massacres conducted throughout Anatolian Turkey resulted in the death of 1,400,000 Greeks.
The Annihilation of the Anatolian Greeks
…The Ottoman Empire, famed by its harems and janissaries, was founded at the start of the fourteenth century and at its zenith occupied Anatolia, the Middle East and much of south-eastern Europe to the Caucasus. By the end of the 15th century, the considerable Greek population of Asia Minor was under Ottoman rule…
http://www.greek-genocide.org/index1.html


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Despite massive photographic and documental evidence and substantial corroborative personal testimonies, the Turkish government has never acknowledged its genocide of approximately 2.75 million Christians from 1894 to 1923. The victims were predominantly Armenians but included many Greek and some Protestant believers as well.
http://www.ashevilletribune.com/asheville/terrorism/Middle%20East%20Crisis%2013%20RTF.htm


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Pakistan / Bangladesh 1971


1971 – Sheikh Mujib arrested and taken to West Pakistan. In exile, Awami League leaders proclaim the independence of the province of East Pakistan on 26th March. The new country is called Bangladesh. Just under 10 million Bangladeshis flee to India as troops from West Pakistan are defeated with Indian assistance. [...]
2000 December – Bangladesh expels Pakistani diplomat for comments on the 1971 war. The diplomat had put the number of dead at 26,000, whereas Bangladesh says nearly three million were killed. Bangladesh wants Pakistan to apologise for alleged genocide it says Pakistani forces were guilty of during the war.  
Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League was defeated in 2001
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/country_profiles/1160896.stm


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"Palestinians" in Lebanon


Arafat and the PLO plunged Lebanon into massacres, rape, mutilation, rampages of looting and killings. Out of a population of 3.2 million, some 40,000 or more people had been killed, 100,000 wounded, 5,000 permanently maimed.
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/hobeika_damour/hobeika_damour.html


Syria and the Palestinians have destroyed Lebanon. Syria and the Palestinians are responsible for the death of 300,000 Lebanese.
http://www.free-lebanon.com/Editorials/Reader_Mail/archives2/archives2.html


E. Timor 1975-1999


Encyclopedia of genocide - Page 191 - Desmond Tutu, Simon Wiesenthal, Israel W. Charny - ABC-CLIO, 1999 - ISBN 0874369282, 9780874369281 - History
EAST TIMOR, GENOCIDE AND DENIAL IN Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in East Timor since 1976. Some have been murdered by the occupying Indonesian forces, some have died as a result of malnutrition and some from illnesses. There are estimates of the numbers of dead reaching some 200000 people—which constitutes about a third of the population [...]
In November 1975, Fretilin declared East Timor independent, but then Indonesia sent in Bishop José Ramos-Horta: East Timor Lost about One- Third of Its Population The toll has been enormous. East Timorese have experienced brutality of genocidal proportions
http://books.google.com/books?id=8Q30HcvCVuIC&pg=PA191

The extermination of one third of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of East Timor by Muslims
http://www.religioustolerance.org/jud_pers.htm

Newsletter - Cultural Survival Inc - 1976 - Page 36 Some Timorese have been able to escape to Portugal or Australia, in many cases, they charge, ... to the humanitarian consequences of Indonesia's forced integration of East Timor which seems to be assuming the proportions of genocide...
http://books.google.com/books?&id=FfYRAQAAIAAJ&dq=proportions+of+genocide


nrg - A Homemade Genocide Sep 26, 2006 ... A genocide of mainly Arabs and Muslims, by Arabs and Muslims. [...]
In 1975, after the end of the Portuguese rule, East Timor announced its independence. Within a short time it was invaded by Indonesia, who ruled the area until 1999. During these years about 100,000 to 200,000 people were killed, along with the complete destruction of infrastructure. Indonesia summary: 400,000 killed, with an additional 100,000 to 200,000 in East Timor...
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/483/521.html

Islamism's Other Victims: The Tragedy of East Timor - FrontPage ... Nov 25, 2002 ... East Timor is the eastern end of Timor Island, part of the vast ... Indonesia had murdered 200000 East Timorese out of a population of 600000-700000.
http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=20986

Handbook of death & dying, Volume 1, Clifton D. Bryant, SAGE, 2003 (ISBN 0761925147, 9780761925149) Page 229 [Date] 1975–99 [Victims] Catholics [Location] East Timor [Perpertrators] Muslims [Approximate Loss of Life] 200000
http://books.google.com/books?id=3z9EpgisKOgC&pg=PA229

Indonesia (proper)

Indonesia: 700 churches attacked in past decade
  October 26, 2010
Some 700 Catholic and Protestant churches have been attacked in Indonesia over the past decade, according to the Indonesian Christian Communication Forum. Between October 12 and October 17, a Catholic parish was attacked, another was threatened with attack, and a Protestant church was burned down.
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8057


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Philippines


BBC News - Philippines and rebels 'push for 2010 peace deal 'Dec 9, 2009 ...Negotiators for the two sides met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The Philippine government and Muslim separatist rebels hope to reach a peace deal by April next year, a Malaysian facilitator has said. Malaysia is brokering talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or Milf....
At least 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict and two million people forced into refugee camps... Non-Muslims in the region objected that the deal posed a threat to their land ownership. ...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8402999.stm


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Iran-Iraq War


Fear God and the Shadow of the Muslim Sword – Page 20 Pat MR Pat – [AuthorHouse,] 2008 – 208 pages


The Iran-Iraq War is a lesson in the brutality of the Muslim Sunni-Shiite conflict. The religious leaders of Iran rounded up more than 10000 Sunni children and walked them barefoot in the front lines of their armies in order to clear the mine fields. Saddam Hussein, a member of the minority Sunni sect that ruled Iraq, moved hundreds of thousands of Arab Shiite men and boys to the front lines with little or no arms, to face the onslaught of the Persian Shiite army of Iran. Estimates of casualties on both sides of the war place the figure above 2 million.
http://books.google.com/books?id=LTHa-xlVcZ4C&pg=PA20


The Iran-Iraq War
No one is sure of the total casualties during the Iran-Iraq war, but estimates range from 500,000 to 1 million dead, 1-2 million wounded, and more than 80,000 prisoners. There were approximately 2.5 million refugees, and whole cities were destroyed. The financial cost is estimated at a minimum of $200 billion.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/iraniraq.html


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Sudan


FRONTLINE/WORLD .  Sudan – The Quick and the Terrible . Facts and …Since the 1983 start of the civil war, more than 4 million people have been displaced, and an estimated 2 million have died.
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sudan/facts.html


Fragile peace may unravel in Southern Sudan
By David McKenzie and Ingrid Formanek, CNN | December 8, 2009
…A rare sense of optimism enveloped Walgak and other southern parts of Sudan after a 2005 treaty ended a 21-year-long north-south civil war that killed 2 million people and forced about 4 million others from their homes.
http://articles.cnn.com/2009-12-08/world/sudan.birth_1_southern-sudan-ethnic-violence-world-food-programme?_s=PM:WORLD


Interview With George Clooney – CNN.com – Transcripts
Oct 14, 2010 … There was a war here that ended in 2005, with a peace agreement …. Well, 2.5 million people died in the last war between the north and south that ended in 2005. ….. CLOONEY: Take two minutes. It’s amazing the effect of one person’s voice. …. KING: George, we think of Darfur, we think of you. …
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1010/14/lkl.01.html


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Thailand


Insurgents kill two in Thai south October 31, 2009


Oct. 31, 2009
AFP
SUSPECTED Islamic insurgents shot and killed two people and wounded three others in a bomb blast in Thailand’s troubled Muslim-majority south, police said.
Gunmen broke into a house in Yala province and shot dead a 16-year-old Buddhist girl, also wounding her 29-year-old husband, they said….


More than 3900 people have died in shootings, bomb blasts, beheadings and crucifixions since a separatist insurgency erupted in Thailand’s southern provinces bordering Malaysia in January 2004.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/insurgents-kill-two-in-thai-south-20091031-hqpd.html


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Misc.


Hannity – Monday, Sep 13, 2010 – mReplay Livedash TV Transcript:
Judith Miller: 00:29:05 >> With the small minority are the extremists.
Ilario Pantano 00:29:09 >> Islam minority has been responsible for 500,000 deaths since nine 11 — since 9/11.
00:29:17 Egypt, spain, bali to baghdad, radical islamists have been blowing themselves.
http://www.livedash.com/transcript/hannity/51/FNC/Monday_September_13_2010/297258/


The Election and the Muslim Controversy | FoxNews.com
Oct 25, 2010 … By Bill O’Reilly.
[...]
Listen to these stats: Since the attack on Sept. 11, 2001, more than 40,000 people have been killed by Muslim extremists worldwide, the result of more than 17,000 attacks. And we’re not even counting the American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Forty thousand human beings dead because of Muslim terror activity.


In addition, since 9/11, the USA has spent more than $1 trillion combating Muslim terror threats, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. $1 trillion in less than 10 years. And you’re telling me there isn’t a Muslim problem in the world?


Many Americans also remember celebrations after the 9/11 attacks. To be fair, they were brief and mostly Palestinian-driven, but the images are indelible.


So there is no question that most Americans are a bit uneasy about the turbulence in the Muslim world. That may not be fair, but it’s reality.
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/transcript/election-and-muslim-controversy



Mansur: Ignoring Muslim-on-Muslim Violence Undercuts U.S. …
Jun 15, 2010 …Muslim-on-Muslim Genocide


Few Americans realize that the most victims of Islamism have been Muslims, Mansur argues. As an example, the Algerian civil war that began in 1992, killed more than 150,000 people in a fight pitting the nation’s military regime against Islamist radicals. In Darfur, estimates range from 200,000 to 500,000 dead and millions more driven from their homes.


In East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), an estimated 500,000 to 1 million people were slaughtered in 1971 by the rampaging Pakistani Army. Mansur refers to it as “one of the great genocides that Muslims committed against Muslims.”


In this case, “the Pakistani military was killing their own citizens, and none of these people, by the way, have been brought to [judgment.]” The perpetrators of these crimes are “still running around in the West,” Mansur said. “So you see the barbarity…the savagery, with which a Muslim state treats its own population.”


In Mansur’s view, The East Pakistan genocide bears disturbing similarities to today’s events in Darfur. “Half a million or more people have been killed in western Sudan, and there is not a peep about that,” Mansur said. “There’s a preoccupation, whenever the issue of violence or ethnic cleansing and war crimes…are talked about – the West is focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict.”


But groups like CAIR show little interest in discussing the mass murder of Muslims in Darfur, Pakistan or anywhere else. According to Mansur, when the topic is raised, Islamists typically assert that the figures have been “inflated” by “enemies of the Muslims” such as Hindus or Zionists.


“In all of these cases, there is not a whit of taking responsibility, ” Mansur said. Instead of using the Arab-Israeli conflict as a way to put pressure on Israel, the international community should take action to bring to justice “these criminals who were responsible for the genocide, whether it is in Darfur or Pakistan.”


“There is no statute of limitation…for crimes against humanity,” he noted.


Mansur said he sees some signs of positive change in Islamabad’s response to the recent wave of terrorist attacks by the Taliban. The reality of suicide bombings in Pakistan’s major cities is making it increasingly difficult for government officials and intellectuals to argue that terrorism results from India’s machinations or “blowback” from the Arab-Israeli conflict.


Pakistani elites are coming to the realization that their jihadist terror problem is homegrown. A growing number of voices are acknowledging “that we have to take responsibility, that [jihadism] is what we have nurtured and created,” Mansur said. “I see that as a hopeful sign. I think that if Pakistan is going to be saved from its own tendency to self-destruction, that these voices have to be reinforced and given support, which means the building of a civil society and the downgrading of the military side.”
http://www.investigativeproject.org/2008/mansur-ignoring-muslim-on-muslim-violence



July 3, 2008


Jihad by the Numbers


Edward Cline


In his masterful second volume study of Hitler, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis, Ian Kershaw discusses a phenomenon called “working towards the Führer,” in which every Nazi Party organization, member and office automatically, with little or no prompting or prodding by Hitler or his inner circle, worked to realize the ends and policies articulated by Hitler before and after he rose to power in 1933. It was automatic, because to disagree with or have reservations about a single, even minor aspect of Nazi ideology was to court reprimand, censure, dismissal, or even death. Agreement with those ends and policies was nearly a secondary motivation behind any Party member’s actions. He was compelled to act, regardless of the consequences. The ideology commanded it, and the Führer’s will and vision were irresistible, because there was little or no self to resist them.


As Party members who disagreed or expressed reservations were dismissed, or abandoned the Party, fled, committed suicide, or were murdered, monsters of the first rank filled the vacuum to formulate and enact policies that more completely “worked towards the Führer,” monsters such as Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Joseph Goebbels. When all the checks within the Party against total irrationality in domestic and foreign policies were removed or fell into disrepute, total irrationality took over totally.


But the average Party member strived to satisfy Hitler, regardless of how minor or major the action and regardless if it stood to be acknowledged or rewarded. To be a true, loyal, above-suspicion Nazi meant the near total surrender of one’s ego, mind and self, and to substitute them with Hitler’s own.


Of course, an Ellsworth Toohey might say that the joke was on the rank-and-file Nazi: he would claim that Hitler was essentially selfless, and that what little mind Hitler possessed was founded on what he thought his followers and “the people” wanted and expected of him as prophet and dictator. Ayn Rand, in The Fountainhead, describes that phenomenon through Toohey:



“…A world of obedience and of unity. A world where the thought of each man will not be his own, but an attempt to guess the thought in the brain of his neighbor, who’ll have no thought of his own but an attempt to guess the thought of the next neighbor who’ll have no thought – and so on…around the globe. Since all must serve all. A world in which man will not work for so innocent an incentive as money, but for that headless monster – prestige. The approval of his fellows – their good opinion – the opinion of men who’ll be allowed to hold no opinion. An octopus, all tentacles and no brain….An average drawn upon zeroes….” (1).


It is no accident or fluke of history that Islamists – Hamas, Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad, Saudi Wahhabists, the whole ménage of Islamists and Jihadists — admire both Hitler and Nazism. Their hatred of Jews and Israel is merely one facet of that pathology. As Nazism required the complete submission of the individual to Party ideology and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Hitler, Islam requires the complete submission of the individual to Islam and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Allah and Mohammed. Islamists have long recognized that both the method and the ends of Nazism were in complete agreement and practical accord with their own. The “mechanics” of a functioning Islam differ in no fundamental way from the “mechanics” of a functioning Nazism or any other brand of total collectivism, as described by Toohey above. (2)


(One historical note: Kershaw points out that Hitler once entertained the idea of solving the “Jewish Question” by helping to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, where all German and other European Jews would be forcibly “relocated” and presumably – hopefully – perish in a wasteland of desert and hostile Arabs. He dismissed the idea because he feared that such a state could possibly become a political adversary dedicated to destroying Germany. Historically, the ironic joke is on Hitler. He destroyed Germany and the Jews turned the wasteland into a productive, prosperous garden.)


With that in mind, here is a set of significant statistics forwarded to me by a friend. It charts the progression of Islamic Jihad, both soft and hard methods, whose purpose is to establish a global caliphate, especially in the West.


It begins by stating:



“Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.”


I would disagree. It is definitely a religion and a political system combined. Any attempt to “separate” mosque and state would emasculate Islam. I have argued this point in past commentaries and will not dwell on it here. And cults, if not opposed by reason and kept by it on the far fringes of a civilized society, have a tendency to become religions that may become state policies. Ecology was once a “cult.” Today we have the Environmental Protection Agency.


It goes on to state:



“Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.”


Or a mask, or a ruse. But no one should doubt how seriously Islamists and Muslims in general take the religious component. Islam is a barbaric but fully integrated system, perhaps more lethally integrated than was Nazism.



“Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’”


I would defend anyone’s right to believe in Islam. The question is: How could one truly practice Islam without declaring Jihad on others? After a Muslim has won the “internal struggle” or Jihad within himself, the next step is to wage it against all others. To refrain from that part of Jihad is to risk the accusation of being a slacker or pseudo-Muslim. From the first stage to the last, all such effort constitutes “working towards the Prophet and Allah.”



“When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agreed to ‘the reasonable’ Muslims demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source: CIA: The World Fact Book, 2007).


“As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country it will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone….”


Here is where it becomes interesting. Note throughout the exponential scale of Islamic influence as the percentage of Muslim population per country increases. Comments in square brackets are my corrective interjections.


United States: 1.0
Australia: 1.5
Canada: 1.9
China: 1.0-2.0
Italy: 1.5
Norway: 1.8



“At 2% and 3% they [Muslims] begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.”


Denmark: 2.0
Germany: 3.7
United Kingdom: 2.7
Spain: 4.0
Italy: 4.6



“From 5% on they [Muslims] exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply (United States).”


France: 8.0
Philippines: 5.0
Sweden: 5.0
Switzerland: 4.3
The Netherlands: 5.5
Trinidad & Tobago: 5.8



“At this point, they [Muslims] will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.


“When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark – Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh).”


Guyana: 10.0
India: 13.4
Israel: 16.0
Kenya: 10.0
Russia: 10.0-15.0


The one anomaly in this set of statistics is Israel, which has not experienced uprisings and threats of violence. Its Arab or Muslim population enjoys equal political rights with Jewish Israelis. The suicide bombings and rocket attacks that have killed hundreds have been perpetrated by outsiders.


“After reaching 20% [of a population] expect hair-trigger rioting, Jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


Ethiopia: 32.8



“After 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:”


Bosnia: 40.0
Chad: 53.1
Lebanon: 59.7



“From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and jizya, the tax placed on [conquered] infidels:”


Albania: 70.0
Malaysia: 60.4
Qatar: 77.5
Sudan: 70.0


“After 80%, expect state-run ethnic cleansing and genocide:”


Bangladesh: 83.0
Egypt: 90.0
Gaza: 98.7
Indonesia: 86.1
Iran: 98.0
Iraq: 97.0
Jordan: 92.0
Morocco: 98.7
Pakistan: 97.0
Palestine: 99.0
Syria: 90.0
Tajikistan: 90.0
Turkey: 99.8
United Arab Emirates: 96.0


I question the inclusion of “Palestine” in this set. “Palestine” simply means space occupied by stateless “Palestinians” in Gaza and the West Bank, and is the name of the state which Islamists wish to replace Israel, once it is destroyed. Turkey, after decades of having a secular, non-religious government, is beginning to turn “religious,” and seems to be yearning for the kind of Muslim government that cleansed the country in 1915 of non-Muslim Armenians in a genocide that predates the Holocaust.



“100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace’ [more correctly, dar-al-Islam, or Land of Islam]. There is supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.”


Afghanistan: 100.0
Saudi Arabia: 100.0
Somalia: 100.0
Yemen: 99.9


“Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.



“‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.’ Leon Uris, The Haj.


“It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average[s] would indicate.


“Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.”


Hammond’s book is sponsored by the Frontline Fellowship, a Christian organization, and the book itself was published by Christian Liberty Books. The Frontline website contains several endorsements of the book by clerics and missionaries. The quoted paragraphs above were “adapted” from Hammond’s book (by whom, is unknown), and not very professionally. The statistics themselves were compiled by the CIA and used in the book.


The first paragraph of the Frontline ad for the book reads:


In his masterful second volume study of Hitler, Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis, Ian Kershaw discusses a phenomenon called “working towards the Führer,” in which every Nazi Party organization, member and office automatically, with little or no prompting or prodding by Hitler or his inner circle, worked to realize the ends and policies articulated by Hitler before and after he rose to power in 1933. It was automatic, because to disagree with or have reservations about a single, even minor aspect of Nazi ideology was to court reprimand, censure, dismissal, or even death. Agreement with those ends and policies was nearly a secondary motivation behind any Party member’s actions. He was compelled to act, regardless of the consequences. The ideology commanded it, and the Führer’s will and vision were irresistible, because there was little or no self to resist them.


As Party members who disagreed or expressed reservations were dismissed, or abandoned the Party, fled, committed suicide, or were murdered, monsters of the first rank filled the vacuum to formulate and enact policies that more completely “worked towards the Führer,” monsters such as Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Joseph Goebbels. When all the checks within the Party against total irrationality in domestic and foreign policies were removed or fell into disrepute, total irrationality took over totally.


But the average Party member strived to satisfy Hitler, regardless of how minor or major the action and regardless if it stood to be acknowledged or rewarded. To be a true, loyal, above-suspicion Nazi meant the near total surrender of one’s ego, mind and self, and to substitute them with Hitler’s own.


Of course, an Ellsworth Toohey might say that the joke was on the rank-and-file Nazi: he would claim that Hitler was essentially selfless, and that what little mind Hitler possessed was founded on what he thought his followers and “the people” wanted and expected of him as prophet and dictator. Ayn Rand, in The Fountainhead, describes that phenomenon through Toohey:
“…A world of obedience and of unity. A world where the thought of each man will not be his own, but an attempt to guess the thought in the brain of his neighbor, who’ll have no thought of his own but an attempt to guess the thought of the next neighbor who’ll have no thought – and so on…around the globe. Since all must serve all. A world in which man will not work for so innocent an incentive as money, but for that headless monster – prestige. The approval of his fellows – their good opinion – the opinion of men who’ll be allowed to hold no opinion. An octopus, all tentacles and no brain….An average drawn upon zeroes….” (1).


It is no accident or fluke of history that Islamists – Hamas, Hezbollah, Ahmadinejad, Saudi Wahhabists, the whole ménage of Islamists and Jihadists — admire both Hitler and Nazism. Their hatred of Jews and Israel is merely one facet of that pathology. As Nazism required the complete submission of the individual to Party ideology and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Hitler, Islam requires the complete submission of the individual to Islam and an unthinking, unwavering deference to Allah and Mohammed. Islamists have long recognized that both the method and the ends of Nazism were in complete agreement and practical accord with their own. The “mechanics” of a functioning Islam differ in no fundamental way from the “mechanics” of a functioning Nazism or any other brand of total collectivism, as described by Toohey above. (2)


(One historical note: Kershaw points out that Hitler once entertained the idea of solving the “Jewish Question” by helping to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, where all German and other European Jews would be forcibly “relocated” and presumably – hopefully – perish in a wasteland of desert and hostile Arabs. He dismissed the idea because he feared that such a state could possibly become a political adversary dedicated to destroying Germany. Historically, the ironic joke is on Hitler. He destroyed Germany and the Jews turned the wasteland into a productive, prosperous garden.)


With that in mind, here is a set of significant statistics forwarded to me by a friend. It charts the progression of Islamic Jihad, both soft and hard methods, whose purpose is to establish a global caliphate, especially in the West.


It begins by stating:
“Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system.”


I would disagree. It is definitely a religion and a political system combined. Any attempt to “separate” mosque and state would emasculate Islam. I have argued this point in past commentaries and will not dwell on it here. And cults, if not opposed by reason and kept by it on the far fringes of a civilized society, have a tendency to become religions that may become state policies. Ecology was once a “cult.” Today we have the Environmental Protection Agency.


It goes on to state:
“Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components.”


Or a mask, or a ruse. But no one should doubt how seriously Islamists and Muslims in general take the religious component. Islam is a barbaric but fully integrated system, perhaps more lethally integrated than was Nazism.
“Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights.’”


I would defend anyone’s right to believe in Islam. The question is: How could one truly practice Islam without declaring Jihad on others? After a Muslim has won the “internal struggle” or Jihad within himself, the next step is to wage it against all others. To refrain from that part of Jihad is to risk the accusation of being a slacker or pseudo-Muslim. From the first stage to the last, all such effort constitutes “working towards the Prophet and Allah.”
“When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agreed to ‘the reasonable’ Muslims demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source: CIA: The World Fact Book, 2007).


“As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country it will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone….”


Here is where it becomes interesting. Note throughout the exponential scale of Islamic influence as the percentage of Muslim population per country increases. Comments in square brackets are my corrective interjections.


United States: 1.0
Australia: 1.5
Canada: 1.9
China: 1.0-2.0
Italy: 1.5
Norway: 1.8
“At 2% and 3% they [Muslims] begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs.”


Denmark: 2.0
Germany: 3.7
United Kingdom: 2.7
Spain: 4.0
Italy: 4.6
“From 5% on they [Muslims] exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (“clean” by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply (United States).”


France: 8.0
Philippines: 5.0
Sweden: 5.0
Switzerland: 4.3
The Netherlands: 5.5
Trinidad & Tobago: 5.8
“At this point, they [Muslims] will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, or Islamic law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.


“When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris – car burning). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam, Denmark – Mohammed cartoons, murder of Theo van Gogh).”


Guyana: 10.0
India: 13.4
Israel: 16.0
Kenya: 10.0
Russia: 10.0-15.0


The one anomaly in this set of statistics is Israel, which has not experienced uprisings and threats of violence. Its Arab or Muslim population enjoys equal political rights with Jewish Israelis. The suicide bombings and rocket attacks that have killed hundreds have been perpetrated by outsiders.


“After reaching 20% [of a population] expect hair-trigger rioting, Jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:


Ethiopia: 32.8
“After 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:”


Bosnia: 40.0
Chad: 53.1
Lebanon: 59.7
“From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and jizya, the tax placed on [conquered] infidels:”
Albania: 70.0
Malaysia: 60.4
Qatar: 77.5
Sudan: 70.0
“After 80%, expect state-run ethnic cleansing and genocide:”
Bangladesh: 83.0
Egypt: 90.0
Gaza: 98.7
Indonesia: 86.1
Iran: 98.0
Iraq: 97.0
Jordan: 92.0
Morocco: 98.7
Pakistan: 97.0
Palestine: 99.0
Syria: 90.0
Tajikistan: 90.0
Turkey: 99.8
United Arab Emirates: 96.0


I question the inclusion of “Palestine” in this set. “Palestine” simply means space occupied by stateless “Palestinians” in Gaza and the West Bank, and is the name of the state which Islamists wish to replace Israel, once it is destroyed. Turkey, after decades of having a secular, non-religious government, is beginning to turn “religious,” and seems to be yearning for the kind of Muslim government that cleansed the country in 1915 of non-Muslim Armenians in a genocide that predates the Holocaust.
“100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ – the Islamic House of Peace’ [more correctly, dar-al-Islam, or Land of Islam]. There is supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim.”


Afghanistan: 100.0
Saudi Arabia: 100.0
Somalia: 100.0
Yemen: 99.9


“Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
“‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.’ Leon Uris, The Haj.


“It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average[s] would indicate.


“Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.”


Hammond’s book is sponsored by the Frontline Fellowship, a Christian organization, and the book itself was published by Christian Liberty Books. The Frontline website contains several endorsements of the book by clerics and missionaries. The quoted paragraphs above were “adapted” from Hammond’s book (by whom, is unknown), and not very professionally. The statistics themselves were compiled by the CIA and used in the book.


The first paragraph of the Frontline ad for the book reads:
“Dr. Peter Hammond’s new book…is a fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers….”


For a detailed exposé of Islam’s Marxist affiliation – as distinguished from its symbiosis with Nazism – see Daniel Pipes’ “[The Islamist-Leftist] Allied Menace,” of July 15th.


So, regardless of the book’s Christian orientation, the statistics Hammond uses to cite the various Muslim populations in each country can be taken as reliable, as well as the prefatory remarks before each set of percentages. There is certainly a demonstrable and observable corollary between a country’s Muslim population and the influence it begins to have or has had on its government, politics and culture.


The Islamists are coolly “working towards the Prophet and Allah” as shown in the numbers above. Meanwhile, our policymakers appear to be a succession of compliant, pragmatic, non-judgmental zeroes blindly working towards the conquest and extinction of the West.


(1) The Fountainhead, pp. 667-668, Plume-Penguin Centennial Edition.
(2) “During the 1930s, Palestinian Arabs under the leadership of the Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, had embraced a great deal of Nazi ideology.” From Denis MacEoin’s “Tactical Hudna and Islamist Intolerance,” Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2008.


Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Edward Cline is the author of a number of novels, and his essays, books reviews, and other nonfiction have appeared in a number of high-profile periodicals. Feedback: editorialdirector@familysecuritymatters.org.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.520/pub_detail.asp


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Christianity's impact on world politics: not by might, nor by power
Volume 24 of Major concepts in politics and political theory, by Kurt W. Jefferson, [P. Lang] 2002 [ISBN 0820461164, 9780820461168, Page 18
His research suggests that between 1992 and 1994 Muslims were involved in more conflicts around the world than any other group of peoples or civilizations. According to one study, Muslims were involved in nine out of twelve intercivilizational conflicts with non-Muslims. Another study found that in 1993-1994 Muslims were involved in twenty-six of fifty ethnic conflicts around the world. Finally, in 1993, the New York Times found Muslims fighting with other Muslims and non-Muslims in forty-eight locales where fifty-nine ethnic conflicts underway... that Islamic societies are among the most violent on the globe, with Muslims engaged in two-thirds to three-fourths...
http://books.google.com/books?id=SQQlAQAAIAAJ&dq=twelve
http://www.scribd.com/doc/37613424/Christianity-s-Impact-on-World-Politics


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

 

"Only" 126 Muslim terrorists indicted in the U.S., in the past 2 Years

"Only" 126 Muslim terrorists indicted in the U.S., in the past 2 Years
Attorney General Eric Holder's Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks ... Dec 21, 2010 ... In the last 24 months, Holder said, 126 people have been indicted on terrorist- related charges, Fifty of those people are American citizens

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/attorney-general-eric-holders-blunt-warning-terror-attacks/story?id=12444727


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Monday, December 20, 2010

 

Cancerous Islamic Lobbies: CAIR, ADC, MSA, etc.

Dear Mr. King: The Arab / Muslim American lobbies, organizations are the problem (CAIR, ADC, MSA, MPAC, etc.)



December, 2010


As courageous Peter King pushes Congress to take up issue with 'Radical Muslims in America,' let's all remember that the moral, direct or often indirect psychological motivation that leads Muslims to be radicalized is by the terror-excusers via mixed messages the Arab Muslim lobbies and organizations broadcast on a constant basis within a total "we Muslims, everywhere are all innocent victims" mentality, their hidden message is clear, the Muslim terrorists that aim at innocent people and use its own population to cause havoc are in essence "victims" if not (even "freedom fighting") "heroes" we can all sympathize with.

This is the problem, and despite of all the public robotic statements (by these Islamo-Arab lobbies) of "denouncing" terrorism directed towards the wider infidel audience public, the average Muslim, still gets (without extra effort in dissecting) their real intended message, quite easy.

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CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations


http://www.danielpipes.org/394/cair-moderate-friends-of-terror

http://books.google.com/books?id=VJj8voB723YC&pg=PA220

http://books.google.com/books?id=pmmCnppIll0C&pg=PA138

http://www.anti-cair-net.org/

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MSA - Muslim Students Association


http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-schwartz031003.asp

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6175

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ui27nwe86uYC&pg=PA147

http://www.investigativeproject.org/profile/166

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ADC - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee


http://books.google.com/books?id=vK1tAAAAMAAJ&q=adc

http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/12/adc-defends-helen-thomas-anti-semitism-again

http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/support_for_terrorism.htm


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MPAC - Muslim Public Affairs Council



http://www.investigativeproject.org/2409/mpac-conference-features-radicals


http://books.google.com/books?id=pmmCnppIll0C&pg=PA143


http://books.google.com/books?id=XoOZGXIqb08C&pg=PA66


http://www.americanthinker.com/2004/12/with_friends_like_these.html


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Saturday, December 18, 2010

 

The Islamic Crime of Pushing '911 conspiracy theories' ["truthers" - Rewriting Muslims' perpertrated massacre of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001]

The Islamic Crime of Pushing '911 conspiracy theories' ["truthers" - Rewriting Muslims' perpertrated massacre of 3,000 people on 9/11/2001]














9/11 conspiracy theories rife in Muslim world [WashingtonPost]


By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA

The Associated Press

Saturday, October 2, 2010; 7:09 AM



ISTANBUL -- About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.



To many people in the West, the statement was ludicrous, almost laughable if it weren't so incendiary. And surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that the U.S. orchestrated the attacks.



However, the belief persists strongly among a minority, even with U.S. allies like Turkey or in the U.S. itself. And it cannot be dismissed because it reflects a gulf in politics and perception, especially between the West and many Muslims.



"That theory might be true," said Ugur Tezer, a 48-year-old businessman who sells floor tiles in the Turkish capital, Ankara. "When I first heard about the attack I thought, 'Osama,' but then I thought the U.S. might have done it to suppress the rise of Muslims."



Compassion for the United States swept the globe right after the attacks, but conspiracy theories were circulating even then. It wasn't al-Qaida, they said, but the United States or Israel that downed the towers. Weeks after the strikes, at the United Nations, President George W. Bush urged the world not to tolerate "outrageous conspiracy theories" that deflected blame from the culprits.



However, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan provided fodder for the damning claim that the U.S. killed its own citizens, supposedly to justify military action in the Middle East and to protect Israel. A 2006 survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found that significant majorities in Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan and Turkey - all among the most moderate nations in the Islamic world - said they did not believe Arabs carried out the attacks.



Two years later, a poll of 17 nations by WorldPublicOpinion.org, an international research project, found majorities in nine of them believed al-Qaida was behind the attacks. However, the U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians.



Such beliefs have currency even in the United States. In 2006, a Scripps Howard poll of 1,010 Americans found 36 percent thought it somewhat or very likely that U.S. officials either participated in the attacks or took no action to stop them.



Those who say the attacks might have been an "inside job" usually share antipathy toward the U.S. government, and often a maverick sensibility. Besides Ahmadinejad, high-profile doubters include Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura has questioned the official account. Conspiracy theorists have heckled former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Americans during speeches.



Controversy over U.S. actions and policies, including the widely discredited assertions that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, reinforced the perceptions of conspiracy theorists. Iranians dug deeper into history, recalling the U.S.-backed coup in their country in 1953.



"Initially, I was doubtful about the conspiracy theories. But after seeing the events in later years, I don't have any doubt that it was their own operation to find a pretext to hit Muslim countries," said Shaikh Mushtaq Ahmed, a 58-year-old operations manager in a bank in Pakistan. "It's not a strange thing that they staged something like this in their own country to achieve a big objective."



In March, an editorial in The Washington Post harshly criticized Yukihisa Fujita, a lawmaker with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, for saying in an interview that some of the Sept. 11 hijackers were alive and that shadowy forces with advance information about the plot played the stock market for profit. Fujita said the article contained factual errors.



The record shows that al-Qaida agents on a suicide mission hijacked four American passenger planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people. The evidence is immense: witness accounts, audio recordings, video and photographic documentation, exhaustive investigations and claims of responsibility by al-Qaida.



Yet every fact and official assertion only feeds into alternative views that become amplified on the Internet, some tinged with anti-Semitism because of the close U.S.-Israeli alliance. They theorize that a knowing U.S. government stood by as the plot unfolded, or that controlled demolitions destroyed the Twin Towers, and the Pentagon was hit by a missile.



"All this, of course, would require hundreds if not thousands of people to be in on the plot. It speaks volumes for the determination to believe something," said David Aaronovitch, the British author of "Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History."



"This kind of theory really does have a big impact in the Middle East," he said. "It gets in the way of thinking seriously about the problems in the area and what should be done."



A U.S. State Department website devotes space to debunking conspiracy theories about Sept. 11, in the apparent belief that the allegations must be addressed forcefully rather than dismissed out of hand as the ruminations of a fringe group.



"Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored. As a superpower, the United States is often cast as a villain in these dramas," the site says.



Tod Fletcher of Petaluma, California, has worked as an assistant to David Ray Griffin, a retired theology professor, on books that question the Sept. 11 record. He was cautious about the Iranian president's comments about conspiracy theories, suggesting Ahmadinejad may have been politically motivated by his enmity with the U.S. government.



"It seems like it's the sort of thing that could lead to further vilification of people who criticize the official account here in the United States," Fletcher said.




FILE - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in this Sept. 23, 2010 file photo. Amhadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) (Jason Decrow - AP) Network NewsX Profile



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Torchia reported from Istanbul. Associated Press Writers Gulden Alp in Ankara, Turkey, and Zarar Khan in Islamabad contributed to this report.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/02/AR2010100200663_2.html




Exclusive Interview with Iran's President - Fox News Video... Sep 24, 2010

...Exclusive Interview with Iran's President
Ahmadinejad asked about comments suggesting 9/11 attacks were an inside job...
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4348737/exclusive-interview-with-irans-president/

Sitting With Ahmadinejad « Liveshots

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September 25, 2010 - 10:33 PM | by: Eric Shawn
"A feisty interview," is what the Associated Press called it.



Boy, was it ever.



Sitting down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a provocative, if not unsettling, experience.



At one point he accused me of judging him, and asked if I was representing the U.S. government AND the United Nations Security Council.



And he asserted "it is true you are backed by the Defense Department of the United States."



I am?



"You are speaking on the part of the U.S. government," he said.



"No sir," I answered. "I am a journalist. I am an independent, objective journalist."



"But right now you said that the U.S. government has condemned Iran, and that the U.N. Security Council has, and do you represent them?"



"No I do not," I shot back. "I am representing fact."



I asked him about his controversial comments about 9/11, in which he claimed that most people believe that the American government was actually behind the terrorist attacks. I asked how he could say such "an insane and nutty thing" and insult millions of Americans. Using words like "insane" and "nutty" during an interview is not my typical style. Then again, this was hardly a garden variety interview. And Ahmadinejad certainly has never hesitated to lob the most potentially insulting and incendiary accusations towards our country and head of state. I asked what proof he had for such a claim, and pointed out that Usama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda have publicly taken credit for the attacks. He said he was insulted -- ironic, given his own comments -- and explained that he was not giving his own opinion, but merely exploring some of the theories that have been raised about 9/11.



"I did not give an opinion of my own," he said. "I actually suggested that a fact- finding group, a mission be formed to delve into the truth. Do you think that the entire world has to accept what the U.S. government tells them?"



President Ahmadinejad again denied that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear bomb, and I asked why anyone should believe him considering the fact that Iran is violating four United Nations Security Council resolutions.



"We do not insist that you should believe us," he said. "We've never said that you should. You are free not to believe us. But why would you insist on exposing your view on us with resolutions, with force?"



He said he would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Why should I meet him?" he asked. And he denied Iran supports terrorism, saying "from the day American troops and the allied troops entered Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorists have increased one-hundred fold...we are victims of terrorism."



He often answered questions with questions, and didn't want to be interrupted, as I repeatedly tried to clarify and challenge some of his assertions. He accused me "of almost arguing" with him. It's hard not to "almost argue" with someone who looks you straight in the eye and suggests that your government is behind the killing of thousands of its own people. It's hard not to "almost argue" with someone who would represent himself as a purveyor of peace, even as his regime continually defies Security Council resolutions regarding its disputed nuclear program and condones the stoning of its own people. It's hard not to "almost argue" with someone who has questioned the Holocaust and has called for wiping Israel off the map.



And at the end of the day, he insists that his message to the "good people of America" is one of peace and good will..... a message, delivered, as all his statements seems to be, with a smile.
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/09/25/sitting-with-ahmadinejad/


Tense Fox Interview: Ahmadinejad Defends 9/11 Insults | The Blaze Sep 24, 2010

In an interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Fox News’ Eric Shawn asked the notorious Iranian President to explain and defend his inflammatory tirade before the United National General Assembly in which he suggested the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were actually carried out by the U.S. government:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ahmadinejad-defends-911-insults

France24 - US delegation walks out after Ahmadinejad 9/11 comments Sep 24, 2010

... For Ahmadinejad to propagate conspiracy theories at the UN is vile and ... Obama condemns Ahmadinejad 'hateful' 9/11 remarks. DIPLOMACY ...
http://www.france24.com/en/20100923-usa-ahmadinejad-911-comments-un-walk-out-middle-east


CNN.com - Transcripts

Aired September 23, 2010 - 16:03 ET

I can tell you that the U.S. government has just replied to -- explaining the walkout -- quote from the U.S. Mission of the U.N.: "Rather that representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people, Mr. Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable...
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1009/23/rlst.02.html

CNN.com - Transcripts


Aired December 3, 2010 - 17:58 ET


BLITZER: And some of these conspiracy theories in the Middle East go back to 9/11.


TODD: That's right.


BLITZER: They believe it was either a U.S. plot or an Israeli plot, or they don't believe al Qaeda actually was responsible, even though al Qaeda takes responsibility.


TODD: Right.


BLITZER: It still lingers out there. Those conspiracy theories are wild. Aaron David Miller is right when it comes to the Middle East. TODD: Right.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1012/03/sitroom.02.html



Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law - Page 167 - Nonie Darwish - (Thomas Nelson Inc,) 2008
(ISBN 1595551611, 9781595551610) - History - 288 pages

Being prone to conspiracy theories is very prevalent in the Muslim world. Perhaps 80 percent of Arabs believe that 9/11 was perpetrated by Jews, ...
http://books.google.com/books?id=5gkGg9Ps_MwC&pg=PA167

Nonie Darwish on Myspace
...

Nonie on 9-11 Muslim Conspiracy Theories
http://www.msplinks.com/MDFodHRwOi8vd3d3LnlvdXR1YmUuY29tL3YvdWNVYmNUMkdyRk0mcmVsPTE=
http://www.myspace.com/noniedarwish




Ahmadadinejad is compared -workdwide- to Adolf Hitler


By:


US officials.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/8166248/WikiLeaks-US-referred-to-Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-as-Hitler.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3991029,00.html


Abu-Dabi's Crown prince

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/world/middleeast/29iran.html?pagewanted=2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333879/WikiLeaks-terrorists-says-leading-US-congressman-Peter-King.html


Pastor John Hagee.

http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=170528


Christian group.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3427247,00.html


Italy's PM S. Berlusconi

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/during-visit-berlusconi-draws-parallel-between-ahmadinejad-and-hitler-1.262576

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/30448

S. Peres.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/peres-to-obama-no-choice-but-to-compare-iran-to-nazis-1.275427


German chancellor, Angela Merke.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article727156.ece
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1054236/Iran-protest-Israeli-minister-says-Yes-ok-kidnap-Ahmadinejad.html

U.S. Senator.
http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=8695

E. Olmert.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3245121,00.html

Mitt Romney.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/4/27/80931.shtml

Former speaker of the House: N. Gingrich.
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/1/25/100038.shtml



The '911 Conspiracy Theories' origin: Iranian backed Arab-Muslim Terrpr Group: Hezbollah - First to come up with a vile theory on Sep. 17, 2001


9/11 Conspiracy Theories Take Root in Arab/Muslim World Sep 8, 2006

...it was Hezbollah's television station al-Manar, six days after 9/11, that "reported" that 4,000 Israelis employed at the World Trade Center did not show up for work that day because they were told in advance of the attacks.... And there are plenty of people, for a variety of reasons, who are ready to buy into such a theory — some because they don't like Israel; some because they don't like America; some because the preaching of radical Islamic mullahs has brought anti-Semitism into the mosque; some because it is easier to blame the Jew than face up to the challenge of terrorist versions of Islam.


The 9/11 conspiracy theory tells a lot about how these things work. It is exactly because the charge is so absurd and shown to be false that it has such appeal. Who could think that Israel would commit such a heinous act against its main ally in the world? The deviousness and cunning that underlies this perspective is what makes it so alluring. The evil that explains it has no bounds. All, it is said, is done to draw the United States into a war against Islam to serve Zionist ends...
http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Anti_Semitism_Arab/911_Conspiracies.htm


Anger, conspiracy and 9/11 truth Sep 11, 2006 [WND]

... However, where 9/11 conspiracy theorists cross the line into ... Let's bring this down to earth with an illustration: Have you ever wondered why so much of the Arab-Muslim world eagerly believes the wildest, most laughably absurd conspiracy theories?



Right now, for instance, Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV is broadcasting with a straight face the claim that "Zionist squads specializing in car bombs" are terrorizing Iraq. Meanwhile, Hezbollah's leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, insists that all the bombings of Christian churches in Iraq have been the work of the CIA and Mossad.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=37777


About the racist anti-Semitic Arab-Muslim Hezbollah's media: 'al-Manar'


New York Man Charged With Enabling Hezbollah Television Broadcasts ... Aug 25, 2006

... The Hezbollah station, Al Manar — or “the beacon” in Arabic — was designated a global ... which he characterized as racist and anti-Semitic, ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/nyregion/25tv.html


Al-Manar: Beacon of Hate :: Middle East Forum Aug 18, 2006 ...

Hezbollah has long used the satellite broadcaster Al-Manar as a medium for ... law due to its anti-Semitic/Western and racist programming. ...
http://www.meforum.org/990/al-manar-beacon-of-hate


Hezbollah: Al-Manar: Hezbollah Television Mar 31, 2008 ...

Al-Manar's former programming director, Sheikh Nasir al-Akhdar, has said that the station's goals are to "wage psychological warfare" and "promote the Islamic resistance." He has further explained that "the 'war' with the Zionist enemy continues.

[...]
Al-Manar broadcasts Hezbollah's messages to an estimated daily audience of 10-15 million viewers. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in 2003, Al-Manar aired Ash-Shatat ("the Diaspora"), a 30-part series produced in Syria and based on the anti-Semitic literature the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion."


Al-Manar also appears to be the source of the conspiracy theory that claimed that 4,000 Israelis were absent from their jobs at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, implying that Israel was responsible for the terrorist attacks of that day. In addition to broadcasting the conspiracy, Al-Manar also posted the story on its Web site, which enables viewers to watch live streaming video of the network. The September 11 conspiracy story was later picked up by extremists around the world.


Al-Manar often airs interviews and speeches, given by Hezbollah leaders, that incite violence. In several addresses aired during a Shi'i festival in February 2006, for example, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah condemned a Danish newspaper that published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Nasrallah urged European parliaments to "draft laws that ban newspapers from insulting the Prophet" and warned, "Today we are protesting…but we are ready to shed our blood."


On March 24, 2008, Al-Manar broadcasted a speech by Nasrallah to mark the end of the 40-day mourning period for Imad Mughniyah, a Hezbollah military commander killed the previous month. In his speech, Nasrallah stated that "The Zionist entity can be wiped out of existence," warned of "Zionist-American propaganda" and spoke about the "bloody war of consciousness" in which Israel, helped by some Arabs and Europeans, has "infiltrated" the media. Nasrallah also stated that "Mughniyah will remain the pillar for the resistance in his martyrdom as he was the pillar of the resistance during his life, his jihad and his work. We…will continue to follow his path."


The U.S. State Department designated Al-Manar as a terrorist entity and added the satellite station to the Terrorism Exclusion List in December 2004. Two years later, the U.S. Treasury Department added Al-Manar, along with its parent company, the Lebanese Media Group, to its Specially Designated Global Terrorist List, which resulted in economic sanctions against the station and made it illegal for any U.S. persons to engage in financial transactions with it. In June 2009, Javed Iqbal and Saleh Elahwal were sentenced in a Manhattan federal court to nearly six years in prison and 17 months in prison, respectively, for distributing broadcasts of Al-Manar in New York and providing material support to Hezbollah.


Several European countries, including France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as Australia, have also taken measures to block Al-Manar. In March 2005, the broadcasting regulators in the European Union agreed to ban satellite broadcasting of Al-Manar on the basis that the channel carried racist material and incitement. As a result, several satellite service providers, most of them European, dropped Al-Manar, making it unavailable in North and South America, Asia and Australia. Al-Manar, is, however, still available in Europe through Arab satellite companies and its Web site offers English, French and Spanish translations of its material.
http://www.adl.org/main_terrorism/hezbollah_overview.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_8


Terrorist television would violate our racial hatred lawsAug 7, 2009

...This is the implication of a just-released investigation by ACMA of al-Manar, the Arabic satellite television station run by the Lebanon-based but Iranian-funded and controlled terrorist group Hezbollah.


... Animation segments have portrayed Jews as turning into apes and pigs. This segment is an example of the blatant anti-Semitism on al-Manar...
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/terrorist-television-would-violate-our-racial-hatred-laws-20090806-ebfh.html




Hezbollah's Nazi roots [National Post]


This is the first Middle East war in which the main threat to Israel comes, not from secular Arab nationalism, but from Islamism.



Both Hezbollah and Hamas draw their main inspiration, armaments and funding from Islamist sources, ranging from the Sunni ideologues of the Muslim Brotherhood to the Shiite demagogues of Iran. What unites them all is a fanatical dedication to the destruction of Israel.



Sounding like a modern-day Hitler, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week repeated his call for the "elimination" of Israel, home to six million Jews. Hezbollah, Iran's proxy army in Lebanon, shares that objective. Its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has urged the world's Jews to collect in Israel in order to facilitate the task of exterminating them...


Hezbollah's Nazi salute evokes memories of Hitler's support for Arab agitators such as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the leaders of a pro-Nazi coup in Iraq. The Nazi legacy also manifests itself in Holocaust denial or revisionism, a Middle Eastern obsession that unites the most extreme Islamists, including Iran's president, with "moderate" secularists such as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas..
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=e3157f0d-21ad-41e9-b26e-a3c06a460e73




Al-qaeda accuses Iran, Hezbollah for spreading lying "theories" for its "Shiite" political goals



Al-Qaida: Hezbollah started rumor that Israel was behind 9/11 ...Apr 23, 2008 ...

By The Associated Press
Osama bin Laden's deputy Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah's Al-Manar television yesterday of starting a conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the 2001 suicide airplane attack against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.



"The purpose of this lie is clear - [to suggest] there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he said in a tape posted on an Islamic Web site.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/al-qaida-hezbollah-started-rumor-that-israel-was-behind-9-11-1.244454



Al Qaida Number 2: Iran Propagated 9/11 Conspiracy Theory [HuffingtonPost]


MAGGIE MICHAEL | April 22, 2008 11:24 AM EST


CAIRO, Egypt — Osama bin Laden's chief deputy in an audiotape Tuesday accused Shiite Iran of trying to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida terror network by spreading the conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the Sept. 11 attacks.



The comments reflected al-Qaida's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri's increasing criticism of Iran. Al-Zawahri has accused Iran in recent messages of seeking to extend its power in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and through its Hezbollah allies in Lebanon.



The authenticity of the two-hour audio recording posted on an Islamic Web site could not be independently confirmed. But the voice sounded like past audiotapes from the terror leader, and the posting where it was found bore the logo of Al-Sahab, al-Qaida's official media arm.



It was the second of two messages answering questions that were posted to Islamic militant Web sites earlier this year.



One of the questioners asked about the theory that has circulated in the Middle East and elsewhere that Israel was behind the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.



Al-Zawahri accused Hezbollah's Al-Manar television of starting the rumor.



"The purpose of this lie is clear _ (to suggest) that there are no heroes among the Sunnis who can hurt America as no else did in history. Iranian media snapped up this lie and repeated it," he said.



"Iran's aim here is also clear to cover up its involvement with America in invading the homes of Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq," he said.



Iran cooperated with the United States in the 2001 U.S. assault on Afghanistan that toppled al-Qaida's allies, the Taliban.



Answering questions about Iraq in Tuesday's tape, al-Zawahri said the insurgent umbrella group led by al-Qaida, called the Islamic State of Iraq, is "the primary force opposing the Crusaders and challenging Iranian ambitions" in Iraq, he said, referring to the Americans.



As he often does in his messages, al-Zawahri denounced the "Crusader invasion" of Iraq, but in Tuesday's tape he paired it with a mention of "Iranian complicity" or "Iranian agents."



In the latest tape, al-Zawahri was also asked if the terror group had further plans to attack Western countries that participated in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and subsequent war.



"My answer is: Yes! We think that any country that has joined aggression on Muslims must be deterred," he replied.



In response to a question signed by the Japanese news agency Kyodo asking if Japan remains a target because it once had troops in Iraq, al-Zawahri said "Japan provided help under the banner of the crusader coalition ... therefore it participated in the Crusader campaign against the lands of Islam."



Japan deployed non-combat troops to southern Iraq in 2003 to carry out reconstruction work. It withdrew its troops from Iraq in 2006 and now conducts airlifts to help supply U.S.-led forces in that country.



Al-Zawahri spoke on a wide range of issues, even global warming, which he said reflected "how criminal, brutal and greedy the Western Crusader world is, with America at the top."



He predicted that global warming would "make the world more sympathetic to and understanding of the Muslims' jihad against the aggressor America."



Asked if there are any women in al-Qaida, the terror leader answered simply: "No." In a follow-up answer, he said: "There are no women in al-Qaida jihadi group, but the women of the mujahedeen are playing a heroic role in taking care of their houses and sons."



In several parts of Tuesday's audio message, Al-Zawahri claimed that the Taliban took over 95 percent of Afghanistan and is sweeping Pakistan as well.



"The Crusaders and their agents in Pakistan and Afghanistan are starting to fall," he said.



In another answer Tuesday, al-Zawahri said it was against Islamic religious law for any Muslim to live permanently in a Western country because in doing so they would "have permanent stay there under the laws of the infidels."



Al-Qaida's media arm, Al-Sahab, announced in December that al-Zawahri would take questions from the public posted on Islamic militant Web sites and would respond "as soon as possible." Queries were submitted on the main Islamist Web site until the cutoff date of Jan. 16.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/22/al-qaida-number-2-iran-pr_n_97993.html




ADC / Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee & 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Truth about the "truthers" - their real HATE motives


Case: CounterPunch.org


TRUTHERS' ARAB MUSLIM "BUSY" SITE IN N.Y.: COUNTER PUNCH


Hosting Company: Pilosoft Inc

Location: According to Google, this Co. is located at: 55 Broad St

New York, NY 10004-2501

(212) 425-5443


IP Address: 69.31.42.66


Other sites Hosted at this IP Address are:

leb.net (Traffic rank) 406,955 1,650

vmac.org (Traffic rank) 642,890 733

aljadid.com (Traffic rank) 827,909 612

glas.org (Traffic rank) 864,296


Leb.net and Aljadid are (100%) Arab – Muslim!


Leb.net covers also the ADC - 'The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – New York City Chapter' within its list of links. Quite hypocritic while defaming Anerica and rewriting 911.


See more: http://urldogg.com/counterpunch.org


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Reaffirming again: One of the main pushers in 'conspiracy theories' about the Islamic massacre on 911 is by an Arab-Islamic lobby!

http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/180797




Incidently, the same ADC, Arab-American anti-Discrimination Committee showed its true racist and bigotry colors when decided to honor Helen Thomas the infamous racist Arab who called for Jews to leave (Thomas’ words were the epitome of racism http://dailycaller.com/2010/11/03/jews-speak-out-against-american-arab-anti-discrimination-committee-decision-to-honor-helen-thomas/), their historic homeland Israel (for the sake of children, grandchildren of Arab immigrants, AKA: "Palestinians").
ADC Defends Helen Thomas' anti-Semitism - Again :: The ... Dec 9, 2010 ... Arab-American leaders defended veteran journalist Helen Thomas
http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/12/adc-defends-helen-thomas-anti-semitism-again



ADC & Terrorism


The American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee Reveals Its True Colors

by Daniel Pipes

November 6, 2003

updated Apr 18, 2004


This announcement is noteworthy because it refers to the traded Hezbollah terrorists and other assorted criminals as "heroes." Right: they are members of a group deemed a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" by the U.S. government and proscribed by U.S. law – but ADC calls them "heroes." I guess it's clear on which side ADC stands in the war on terror.
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2003/11/the-american-arab-anti-discrimination


Napolitano adds adviser with ties to terror backers Jun 7, 2009

... The ADC also leads the opposition to domestic anti-terrorism measures taken after the 9-11 attacks, such as watch lists, background check...
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=100486


Mixed Messages from the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee

by IPT News - Nov 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm


The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the "largest Arab-American grassroots civil rights organization in the United States," is well known for defending the rights of people of Arab descent...



On October 22, the ADC's Committee of Western New York held an event commemorating the Sabra and Shatilla massacres, entitled "Memory Lives, Resistance Persists." Resistance, a word that ADC has used interchangeably for terrorism in reports about the Middle East conflict, was celebrated on the flyer. A popular Palestinian cartoon character, Handala, is seen writing the Arabic words, "Revolution until victory."
In addition, the ADC recently decided to commemorate the career of Helen Thomas, a Lebanese American journalist whose career was ended abruptly in June over an anti-Semitic tirade...
http://www.investigativeproject.org/blog/2010/11/mixed-messages-from-the-arab-american-anti




All this, despite public addmissions by Islamists such as at the 'Muhammad Cartoons' protests, threatening Europe with a "911" attack


Protest on Friday


BBC NEWS | UK | Pressure on police over protest Feb 5, 2006 ...

The protests on Friday in London over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad saw slogans and placards glorifying the 7 July London bombings... Banners waved during a demonstration in London on Friday featured slogans including "Europe, your 9/11 will come" and - in an apparent reference to the four July 7 suicide bombers - "Europe you will pay, fantastic 4 are on their way".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4683002.stm

Growing dangers in this confrontation | Mail Online Feb 4, 2006

... EGrowing dangers in this confrontation
Last updated at 09:02 04 February 2006


Europe, your 9/11 will come... bin Laden is on the way... 7/7 on the way... be prepared for the REAL holocaust...
So the placards and chants of hate come to London as Muslim demonstrators - people who live, work and have their future here - rage over the offence they have been caused by the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in European newspapers...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-376125/Growing-dangers-confrontation.html



Angry Muslims Stage London Protests | Home | Sky News Feb 3, 2006

... Others said: "Free speech go to hell" and "Europe: Your 9/11 will come". The protesters met after Friday prayers outside Regent's Park mosque ...
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/200806413501917


Despite West bank and Lebanese "Palestinian" Muslims' public celebration, dancing in the streets, rejoicing to the death, injuries and suffering by the thousands in the U.S.




[New York Times] Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon...

But in the West Bank city of Nablus, rejoicing Palestinians... went into the streets to chant, "God is great!" and to distribute candies to celebrate the attacks.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0911.html


FRONTLINE/WORLD . ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - In the Line of Fire, March, 2003

...
On the Palestinian side, abuses against the press tend to be a function of events on the ground. Palestinian security forces have confiscated film from photographers and threatened reporters who have covered stories deemed sensitive. So, too, have Palestinian militants and demonstrators. In a highly publicized incident in 2001, Palestinian security forces harassed and prevented several journalists from covering demonstrations of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus who were celebrating the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. In another incident in 2001, a PNA official issued a veiled threat to an Associated Press cameraman who had filmed Palestinians in the West Bank town of Nablus celebrating the September 11 attacks. The official said that the journalist's safety could not be guaranteed if the footage were aired.
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/israel.palestine/campagna.html

BBC News | AMERICAS | Mixed response from Arab world

Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 22:03 GMT 23:03 UK

Mixed response from Arab world

Some Palestinians in Lebanon celebrated the attacks


By the BBC's Heba Saleh in Cairo
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1538000/1538861.stm



Palestinians celebrate [Daily Star, Sep. 12, 2001]


‘Support to our intifada’


Mohammed Zaatari

Daily Star correspondent

Palestinian refugees spilled into the streets of their shantytowns in Lebanon to rejoice at the carnage in New York and Washington on Tuesday, defying their own leadership’s firm condemnation of the apparent terrorist strikes.

Refugees toured the Ain al-Hilweh camp near Sidon, firing their rifles in the air in a noisy display of glee.

“Whoever protects terror should know how to protect himself,” one elderly man said.

Women ululated and bagpipers played patriotic songs as the refugees converged on the vegetable market, the largest square in the camp.
Shopowners handed out sweets as small television sets aired time and again images of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on fire and tumbling down after the attacks.

The cheering grew louder when the television spots shifted to the American capital to show a section of the Pentagon on fire after it had been hit by a third aircraft.

The scenes were similar in the camps of Rashidieh, near Tyre; Bourj al-Barajneh in Beirut; and in the North’s Nahr al-Bared, where Palestinian frustration with American support for Israel during the latest violence has been on the rise.

“What happened to America today vindicates the Palestinians and all those suffering the injustice this big power has been imposing on the world,” said Ain al-Hilweh’s Ahmad Hussein, who is in his late teens.

Fatima Khalil said: “It’s like an earthquake that proves that justice will ultimately triumph. This lends support to our intifada.”

Issam Mohammed, in his early teens, said that he wanted to see President Bush “lying in the basement somewhere, fearful for his life, to understand what the Palestinians are going through day after day.”

Nearby young men and women sang together: “Where to? To Ramallah. Where to?
To Ramallah.”
http://web.archive.org/web/20010918220843/http://dailystar.com.lb/12_09_01/art31.htm



snopes.com: Palestinians Dancing in the Street


Claim: CNN used old footage to fake images of 'Palestinians dancing in the street' after the terrorist attack on the USA.


Status: False.
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/cnn.asp



FOXNews - Arafat Horrified by Attacks, but Thousands of Palestinians Celebrate; Rest of World Outraged

Wednesday, September 12, 2001


As thousands of Palestinians celebrated in the West Bank and in Lebanese refugee camps, governments across the globe offered condolences to an America that looked more vulnerable than ever after Tuesday's terror attacks.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,34187,00.html



Rejoicing in the streets of Jenin - Middle East - Salon.com

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2001 17:08 ET


Rejoicing in the streets of Jenin

While many Palestinians celebrate the attack on the U.S., Yasser Arafat denounces it as "unacceptable" and Israelis mourn.
By Flore de Préneuf JENIN, West Bank -- In Jenin, they know a good terrorist attack when they hear about it.


The walls of people's homes here are covered with posters glorifying Islamic terrorists and Palestinian "martyrs." The area, in the northern West Bank, has produced more suicide bombers than any other Palestinian town since the beginning of the intifada nearly a year ago. Most recently Jenin operatives lent a hand to the Israeli Arab kamikaze who killed three Israelis and wounded dozens of others at a train station Sunday. Israeli tanks moved in Monday night to seal off the area in an effort to stop local terrorists from carrying out further attacks on Israel.


But Palestinian militants have never achieved terror of the magnitude seen today in the United States.


When young armed Palestinians patrolling the streets of a refugee camp in Jenin heard the news from New York and Washington, they chuckled with glee. One of them thanked God for his mighty revenge against the United States, Israel's ally and main weapons supplier.


Elsewhere in the West Bank and in Gaza, thousands of Palestinians applauded the devastating blows, cheering openly in the streets and distributing celebratory candy to passersby. Some shouted that they hoped Tel Aviv would be next or vowed to complete what they believe Osama bin Laden has started.


Indeed, people here think Osama bin Laden is a more likely suspect for the attacks than Palestinian groups. The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Damascus-based Marxist organization that initially claimed and then rejected responsibility for the terrorist attacks, has only a tiny following among Palestinians and has little "street credibility." Of course, there is still no proof that any figure from the Arab world has anything to do with the attack -- Oklahoma City, too, was first blamed on Muslim forces -- but that didn't dampen the celebration here.


The loud rejoicing, however, was far from universal. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat expressed his condolences to President Bush and condemned the crime as "dangerous and unacceptable." Palestinian legislator and spokeswoman for the Arab League Hanan Ashrawi called it "a horrible act of absolute immorality, viciousness and evil."


Israelis, for their part, greeted the news with angst and disbelief as if the terror attack had happened on their soil. Many Jews have relatives in the United States. But beyond the family link, there's a very strong identification with the victims of terrorism, given Israel's long and tragic experience with suicide bombers, booby-trapped cars and deadly ambushes.


Israelis interviewed on national television also expressed the hope that America would "finally understand" and stop condemning Israel for the protective and retaliatory measures it has taken over the past year in its fight against Palestinian activism. Many hoped that the bond between Israel and the U.S. against evil (widely assumed to be Islamic) will be stronger now that the strikes have brought home the price of fanaticism.


In material terms, Israel's security was also directly affected by the assaults on New York and Washington. Israel closed its air space to flights from abroad, put its air force on high alert and evacuated its embassy and consulates in the United States. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has offered to send rescue teams to the United States.
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/11/west_bank/index.html


World reaction to terrorism in US | World news | The Guardian


Palestinian joy - global condemnation


Sarah Hall, Suzanne Goldenberg and John Hooper The Guardian, Wednesday 12 September 2001 16.31 BST


Palestinian gunmen at refugee camps in Lebanon fired into the air in celebration yesterday as the rest of the world united in revulsion at the 'monstrous' and 'abhorrent' attacks in the US. In East Jerusalem, people distributed sweets wrapped in the colours of the Palestinian tricolour and sounded car horns."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,550498,00.html


COMMUNIQUE: 14 September 2001


Palestinian Celebrations
http://www.honestreporting.com/articles/critiques/Palestinian_Celebrations.asp


Global responses to terrorism: 9/11, Afghanistan, and beyond

Mary E. A. Buckley, Rick Fawn - 2003 - 334 pages - Page 156

Shikaki showed that support amongst the Palestinians for the peace process dropped from 44 percent in 1995/96 (when ... cause was not helped by footage of Palestinians dancing and rejoicing in the streets of West Bank towns after 9/11.
http://books.google.com/books?id=OcKYZdopjJkC&pg=PA156


Breitbart.tv » Remember: Palestinians Celebrate News of 9/11 Attacks Sep 11, 2010
... They danced in the street and handed out candy to children.
http://www.breitbart.tv/remember-palestinians-celebrate-news-of-911-attacks/



CAMERA ALERT: PA Blocks Coverage of Palestinians Cheering 9/11 Attacks
... of Palestinians in Nablus and Ramallah joyfully celebrating the deadly 9/11 ...

http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=2&x_outlet=2&x_article=265



Terror in the USA - The Palestinians Celebrate! Articles.
Palestinians Celebrate Attacks with Gunfire · "Bullseye," say Egyptians as they celebrate anti-US attacks ...

http://www.gamla.org.il/english/feature/cel.htm

The Palestinian leadership even celebrated --the 911 attack-- in 2007



Palestinian Authority celebrates 9/11

Official paper's cartoons glorify bin Laden, mock U.S. suffering

Posted: September 18, 2007

1:00 am Eastern

On the sixth anniversary of 9/11, the U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority continued its tradition of celebrating the attacks by publishing cartoons in its official daily that glorify Osama Bin Laden and mock American suffering.



Palestinian Media Watch reported a cartoon in Al Hayat Al Jadida – owned by the PA and controlled by the office of President Mahmoud Abbas – showed the al-Qaida leader making the "V" for victory sign with two fingers in the shape of the burning Twin Towers.



The only text on the cartoon is "Exclusive to Al Hayat Al Jadida," which means it was prepared specifically for the official PA daily, notes PMW.



The Israeli media monitor says the PA's celebration of 9/11 goes back to the day of the attacks in 2001 when the world was shocked by televised scenes of Palestinians rejoicing in the streets.



A December 2005 poll by the Norwegian Institute for Applied International Studies found 65 percent of Palestinians supported al-Qaida actions in the U.S. and Europe.



Earlier this year, PMW said, a former minister from Abbas' Fatah party, Abu Ali Shahin, wished al-Qaida success against the U.S. and in its targeting of President Bush.



The Fatah leader said in an interview on official PA TV Jan. 1: "Oh [al-Qaida] brother, leave us and focus on your business. You have Bush! Do to Bush what you want, and we wish you success with Bush, even more. I, Abu Ali Shahin, wish you success with Bush... We are fighting the Americans and hate the Americans more than you!"



PMW pointed out Washington. continues to support politically and financially PA institutions and the PA itself, while ignoring promotion of hatred toward the U.S.
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=43580


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