Saturday, January 21, 2006

Items of note and /or interest

Dr. Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report reports that he participated in the investigation, capture, and guilty plea of jihadi wannabee, Jordanian born Mohammed Radwan Obeid.
Congrats to Dr. Shackleford.

Question: Dr. of what?

Lots of comment at Protein Wisdom, Maxed Out Mama, Big Lizards, In The Bullpen, Gay Patriot, bRight & Early, Sigmund, Carl and Alfred, the nice doggie, Dread Pundit Bluto, Gates of Vienna and many others.
The Washington Post's executive editor Jim Brady is questioned by Hugh Hewitt about eliminating comments at after being besieged by profane commenters from the left. The transcript is up at RadioBlogger. If you aren't familiar with this controversy, Deborah Howell wrote in the WaPo blog that Democrats had taken Jack Abromoff's money. That was a technical error. He had actually directed his cliests to give money to the Dems as well as to the GOP. She so acknowledged this in a later post. However, the post's comment section was buried in an avalanche of name-calling and obscene comments from the Kos/Duncan Black crowd and WaPo decided that enough was enough.
To give you an idea of what the WaPo found itself facing, here is some reaction just to the Hewitt/Brady interview.

Kos (Armando): "despicable Hugh Hewitt",
"Hewitt's venomous invective";

(commenters): " evil and callow men",
"spreading the bullshit right-wing talking points",
"As for Dobbs, yes, he's always been an idiot as well as a liar and cheat",
"Today's Repugs are simply evil.",
"It's not just the one lie being repeated, it's the lie upon the many lies."

And, over at Black's (Black): "Why We Say "Fuck" A Lot",
"kill right wing horseshit",
"half-assed weaselly blame-the-uncivil-critics statement",
"horeshit (sic, I think) pops up again",
"Bush administration peddled horeshit",
"half-assed correction",
"behaving like a fucking decent human being.",

(commenters): hem, Fuck!,
"Fuck me! Fuck me, hard!",
"Damn you mer, Damn you to hell!",
"Fuck fucker's fucked",
"Fuck YEAH!",
"What the fuck? I mean, seriously, what the fucking fuck?"
And I could go on, but you get the idea.

firedoflake: "may not give a rat's ass about the truth",
"fits of hyperanxiety because of fucking TROLLS",
"I'd like to thank them for fucking the whole thing up",
"kneepads journalism",
"full-on, four-flushing idiot",
"Deborah Howell fucked up".

And so it goes.
Anne Applebaum at WaPo points us to a new Iranian website which is catalogueing the horrendous records of executions in Iran. I searched just for "executions, iran" and got 8868 hits. Not particularly pleasant reading. Applebaum has the whole story on the site's founders and their goals.
Question: How many times is Jerusalem, or the Arabic al-Quds, mentioned in the Koran (Quran, Qu'ran, whatever)? I think it is Zero (0). How many times is Jerusalem mentioned in the Bible? I think 219 times, or something thereabouts.
CNN reports that gay families will attend the White House Easter Egg Hunt.
That's OK, it's a free country. If they cause disturbances they should be arrested and hauled to jail just like anyone else.
Abu Hamza, the Muslim cleric on trial in Britain for inciting his followers to murder, is using the Koran (Quran, Qu'ran, whatever) as his excuse. His defense lawyers say that he was simply quoting from the holy book of Islam.
Quotes like this:
until you see the Khilafa sitting in the White House ruling from there like the Prophet Muhammad said, that Allah showed him the Earth, that Allah told him that the whole Earth will be for Muslims, booty for Islam."

"If a kafir person (non-believer) goes in a Muslim country, he is like a cow. Anybody can take him. That is the Islamic law."

"If a kafir is walking by and you catch him, he's booty. You can sell him in the market. Most of them are spies. And even if they don't do anything, if Muslims cannot take them and sell them in the market, you just kill them. It's OK."

"In the hearts and minds of people, preachers (Christian) have become homosexual, they have become child hazard. Churches have become places of dancing, iniquity, business, black magic."

"The first phase is called the Shawkat al-Nekaya, it is called the needle of bleeding the enemy. Like you imagine you have one small knife and you have a big animal in front of you . . . You have to stab him here and there until he bleeds to death . . . This is the first stage of jihad, destruction of the enemies of Allah"

"Every court is a target and every brothel is a target and everybody who’s endorsing that is a target"

"We ask Muslims to . . . bleed the enemies of Allah anywhere by any means. You can’t do it by nuclear weapon, you have to do it by kitchen knife, no other solution. You can’t do it by chemical weapons, you have to do it by mice poison"

"We have to go to establish [Islamic rule] through fighting because there is nothing, there is no drop of liquid is loved by Allah, more than the liquid of blood, for the sake of Allah, whether you do it by a lamb, or you do it by a Serb, you do it by a Jew, you do it by any enemies of Allah The Glorified and Exalted, that drop of blood is very dear."

It is not called suicide, it’s called shahid [martyr] operation . . . because if the only way to hurt the enemies of Islam is by taking your life then it is allowed.

"An encyclopaedia found at Mr Abu Hamza's home described making plans to target museums, skyscrapers, airports, nuclear plants and football grounds and contained information about manufacturing weapons, it was alleged."

"Killing a Kafir [infidel] for any reason you can say it is OK even if there is no reason for it," he was recorded as saying.
Hamza testified that "Racism is one of the greatest sins."
Then he said, this:

"Our houses are full of Jews," and "The source of man is monkey? No the source of monkey is a man and he's a Jew,"

and this about the ememies facing Islam, "Jews number two, Christians number three, evil scholars of Muslims number four, hypocrites number five, ignorance of our umma [the Muslim community] number six," and this, "He said Jews were the 'first monkey and the first ape', and claimed Darwin's grandfather was a Jew and the reason why Darwin 'wanted to establish a link between human beings and the monkeys,'"

and this, "Now all these dogs of the West they have to go now, none of them have condemned what Israel has done to the Muslims and the Palestinians,"

and this, "Jews know how to control people. This is how they know how to control our leaders," and this, They are enemies to one another and Allah has cursed them,"

and this, "This is why he send Hitler for them. Jews they have nowhere to go, they are going to be buried in Palestine all of them,"

and this, "Every time they lit the fire for war God has put it out. And this is the imminent result and this is a universal result too. Hitler looked at their dealings and their treachery. They wanted to deceive him in his war. Some were dealing with the Allies against him,"

and this, "So he killed them and punished them and this is a sunna (Islamic rule). And they will be inflicted with that again when the stones and the Sharia start talking to the Muslim — you the worshipper of God . . . This is a Jew dealing in usury, so come and kill him,"

and this, "This shows that the Jews will be destroyed, the State will be destroyed and some of the Jews will be running around hiding behind the trees and the stones and then they get cursed by the earth until there is not one of them left."

Hamza on homosexuals: "The defendant said he was 'against homosexuality,' but he would not be personally abusive to a gay person."
Then, he said this, "They (the Jews) got a file for each one of these politicians, how much homosexual you are, how many money he has taken as bribe, whom his wife goes with, which child he has been abusing and they got all this against them.

and this, "The church itself have lost every capacity it has. In the hearts and minds of people preachers have become homosexual, they have become child hazard."

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