Why would Israel deliberately or callously harm innocent Arabs when they take such pains to carefully capture unharmed those armed-to-the-teeth Arabs who are on their way to kill them? Does that even make any sense?
Youths with bombs stopped at Hawarah
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 30, 2007
Two Palestinian youths were arrested at the Hawarah checkpoint south of Nablus on Friday after troops on duty discovered they were carrying three bombs.
A Border Police sapper detonated the explosives without incident, and the youths were detained for interrogation.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Why would Israel deliberately or callously harm innocent Arabs when they take such pains to carefully capture unharmed those armed-to-the-teeth Arabs who are on their way to kill them? Does that even make any sense?
Teacher. Kids. Teddy bear. Homework. Pretty cute, right?
Well, just add in a dose of Shariah and a pinch of Koran, and it all equals...MOBS. THREATS. LASHING. JAIL. AN INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT. [Sigh...]
We need to start seeing the lands under the Shariah as in fact inherently lawless, pirate/bandit-dominated zones, or zones wherein crimes against humanity are legitimized, and act accordingly. How do our forces respond to pirates?
Protestors: Teddy bear teacher must die
Sudan rallies begin after Friday prayers
Associated PressKHARTOUM, Sudan – Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear “Muhammad.”
The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickup trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. She avoided the more serious punishment of 40 lashes.
They massed in central Martyrs Square, outside the presidential palace, where hundreds of riot police were deployed. They did not attempt to stop the rally.
“Shame, shame on the U.K.,” protesters chanted.
They called for Gibbons’ execution, saying, “No tolerance: Execution,” and “Kill her, kill her by firing squad.”
The women’s prison where Gibbons is being held is far from the site. Unity High School, which is closer by in central Khartoum, is under heavy security protection.
The protest arose despite vows by Sudanese security officials the day before, during Gibbons’ trial, that threatened demonstrations after Friday prayers would not take place. Some of the protesters carried green banners with the name of the Society for Support of the Prophet Muhammad, a previously unknown group.
Many protesters carried clubs, knives and axes – but not automatic weapons, which some have brandished at past government-condoned demonstrations. That suggested Friday’s rally was not organized by the government.
A Muslim cleric at Khartoum’s main Martyrs Mosque denounced Gibbons during one sermon, saying she intentionally insulted Islam. He did not call for protests, however.
“Imprisoning this lady does not satisfy the thirst of Muslims in Sudan. But we welcome imprisonment and expulsion,” the cleric, Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri, a well-known hard-liner, told worshippers.
“This is an arrogant woman who came to our country, cashing her salary in dollars, teaching our children hatred of our Prophet Muhammad,” he said.
Gotcher insult to yer "prophet" [cbuh] right here:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I hope you're sitting down.
Here is an incredible word-for-word testament to the obtuseness and suicidalism of the Politically Correct American Liberal. They are beyond parody. STANDING UP FOR THE HURT FEELINGS OF "RADICAL MUSLIMS!!"
Do I really need to mention that her degrees are in education and psychology?
I wonder if any Gator alumni out there might want to rethink their donations?
November 26, 2007
To: All University Students
From: Dr. Patricia Telles-Irvin
Vice President for Student Affairs
Re: Official Response to a recent advertisement for the movie
Throughout our country, we have witnessed a rise in offensive behavior and actions taken against others, which has created greater divisiveness and misunderstandings among the various ethnic groups residing in our communities. One of these events occurred on our campus recently with the promotion of an event.
Advertisements for the movie "Obsession" sponsored by several student organizations appeared during the past several weeks on campus bulletin boards and they illustrate the importance of balancing freedom of speech with responsibility.
The ads, which promoted a showing of the movie on Nov. 13 and a panel discussion afterward, entitled "Radical Islam Wants You Dead," offended many Muslim students on campus. Regardless of its original intent, the language reinforced a negative stereotype, created unnecessary divisiveness and contributed to a generalization that only furthers the misunderstanding of the religion of Islam.
We cannot speak of rights without also addressing the responsibility associated with our actions or statements, including understanding the potential consequences. One of our roles as a learning institution is to teach our students to express themselves freely, and also in a fair and conscientious manner. In an academic setting, differences of opinions are strongly encouraged, yet such opinions must be based on accurate information when describing other members of the community.
Unfortunately, in the case of the "Obsession" ads, that did not happen. I believe the groups that posted them owe the campus, and particularly campus members of the Islamic faith, an apology and a clarification.
At the University of Florida we have embraced a set of values, one of which is diversity. Diversity is not just about having representation from various cultures on campus, it also is having each member contribute to an inclusive and safe environment and collectively enhancing our understanding and appreciation of the richness brought by such differences. The University of Florida is committed to being an institution of excellence, where all members are valued and feel safe on our campus. Our role as an institution is to create opportunities for students to learn in an open and accepting environment; one that emphasizes respect for all. Let's remember that part of our mission is to prepare each other to be effective members of a global community. With that in mind, I encourage each member of our campus community as a start to learn more about the religion of Islam and some of its tenets of peace, hard work, charity and compassion.
There is little room for divisiveness in our world if we are to find peace and understanding among us. We all can win if we focus on greater inclusion and understanding as well as the delicate balance between our rights and responsibilities.
[BTW, you can read the little leftist UF morons cheering on the "doctor" here. ]
Oh, and it looks like Da Joooos there at UF AIN'T APOLOGIZING. Here's one for the good Doctor:
DHIMMITUDE? NO THANKS!!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:44 PM
With all due respect to the fine troops of UK, Israel, and Australia...THE US HAS THE GREATEST SOLDIERS ON EARTH!! 13 RABID AQ JACKALS CAUGHT WITHOUT A SHOT BEING FIRED!! AT NIGHT!
HATS OFF TO CO. B!!
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, captured 13 suspected insurgents during a nighttime air assault mission in Sayafiyah, a small village outside of Salman Pak, Nov. 24.
One of the detainees was a high value individual (HVI), who was a member of al-Qaida in Iraq wanted for weapons smuggling and financing attacks on Coalition forces in Salman Pak and Al Ja’ara.
“According to our intelligence, the insurgent we apprehended was an expert bomb maker and VBID (vehicle borne improvised explosive device) maker,” said 1st Lt. Matthew Barwick, from Lanham, Md., fire support officer for Co. B. “By apprehending him, we have taken a very dangerous person off the streets and made the area safer.”
During the course of the operation Co. B Soldiers cleared eight houses and barns while searching for the suspects.
“The operation went perfectly,” said Spc. Lyle Johnson, from Comanche, Okla., an indirect fire specialist in Co. B. “We cleared all of our objectives and got the No. 1 HVI and 12 of his partners. We did all of this without firing a shot, so I’d say it was a good operation.”
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:34 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
We can only imagine what is wired into the wedding bouquet thrown by the "bride."
We can all get a good laugh over this video (esp when we imagine the treatment of these Islamist degenerates inside an Iraqi prison), but we should also keep this incident in mind every time we hear the fellow-travelers and Congressional traitors condemn the "insensitivity and brutality" of our troops at checkpoints...
"Member from almahdi gang wants to escape - Post Media Reply Marked as: Mature, Featured
November 26, 2007 -- A newlywed couple was ordered out of their car at a Baghdad checkpoint only for suspicious Iraqi guards to discover the blushing bride was really a man, News.com.au reported.
The "bride," "groom" and two other passengers in the car were actually wanted militants trying to sneak past security in disguise, the Iraqi defense ministry said in a statement.
"Iraqi soldiers set up a checkpoint near Taji (25 miles from Baghdad) and during their duty they stopped a wedding procession," the statement said.
"The soldiers became suspicious because the procession did not follow orders to stop. The occupants of the car were told to step out of the car and were searched. Four people in the procession were found to be wanted terrorists and arrested."
The defence ministry released pictures of the "bridal couple."
"She" was identified as Haider Mu'alla, looking more like an embarrassed bride than a blushing one, dressed in a white ill-fitting wedding dress."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:48 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
"They recognize that they made a big mistake. They realize that they were on the wrong path and that they wasted many chances with what they did."
The essential element in any kind of progress: the ability to admit errors, and respond accordingly. From the Chicago Tribune:
New boss turns the tables on Al Qaeda; Ex-Sunni insurgent becomes U.S. ally
By Liz Sly, Tribune foreign correspondent; Nadeem Majeed contributed to this report
November 22, 2007--BAGHDAD
The once-dreaded Al Qaeda in Iraq stronghold of Amariyah has a new boss, and he's not shy about telling the story of the shootout that turned him into a local legend and helped change the tenor of the Iraq war.
Earlier this year, Abul Abed, a disgruntled Sunni insurgent leader, began secret talks with the Americans about ending Al Qaeda's reign of terror in this run-down, formerly middle-class Baghdad neighborhood, renowned as one of the city's most dangerous. He had been gathering intelligence on the group for months.
One day in late May, he said, he decided it was time to act.
He hailed the car carrying the feared leader of Al Qaeda in the neighborhood, a man known as the White Lion, on one of Amariyah's main streets. "We want you to stop destroying our neighborhood," he told the man.
"Do you know who you are talking to?" said the White Lion, getting out of his car. "I am Al Qaeda. I will destroy even your own houses!"
He pulled out his pistol and shot at Abul Abed. The gun jammed. He reloaded and fired again. Again, the gun jammed.
By this time, Abul Abed said, he had pulled his own gun. He fired once, killing the White Lion.
"I walked over to him, stepped on his hand and took his gun," Abul Abed, which is a nom de guerre, said at his new, pink-painted headquarters in a renovated school in Amariyah, as an American Army captain seated in the corner nodded his head in affirmation of the account. "And then the fight started."
It was the beginning of the end for Al Qaeda in Amariyah. The next day, a firefight erupted. Al Qaeda fighters closed in on Abul Abed. Most of the 150 men who had joined him fled. Holed up in a mosque with fewer than a dozen supporters, Abul Abed thought the end was near.
"The blue carpet was soaked red with blood," he recalled. Then the imam of the mosque called in American help.
A friendship was born.
...He acknowledged that many of his men once fought Americans and now work closely with them.
"They recognize that they made a big mistake," he said. "They realize that they were on the wrong path and that they wasted many chances with what they did."
Read the rest here. [Hat-tip to Belmont Club!]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:51 AM
Friday, November 23, 2007
He must be removed by any means necessary.
Well, at least there's some hatikvah these days...:
More than 100 police investigators raided government buildings and private offices Sunday, searching for evidence in a series of criminal investigations of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The probes — all related to actions that took place before Olmert became prime minister — have threatened to weaken the Israeli leader at a time of growing momentum in peace efforts with the Palestinians.
[OY, FROM YOUR MOUTH TO GOD'S EARS]
The early-morning raid targeted more than 20 locations, including the Industry and Trade Ministry, the Postal Authority and Jerusalem's City Hall, said police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld.
"Police investigators are searching a number of government and private offices in connection with three ongoing investigations" into Olmert, Rosenfeld said.
Investigators were still collecting evidence on Sunday afternoon, and the search was expected to possibly continue into early evening, he said.
He said authorities were expected to confiscate documents and other materials. He gave no further details.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:39 PM
More evidence that our international vermin-eradication project still has a long way to go. From a very moderate jihadi website:
"Choose a city or an area under [their] control that you are able to enter and in which you can gather your forces – such as Abu Ghuraib, the northern or southern parts of Baghdad, or parts of Diyala. Gather a sufficient number of Allah's mujahideen [in this area], and deal a lightening blow to the apostate Sahwa by killing as many of [of its members] as you can. [Also,] take as many hostages as possible, especially from among their leaders... Make them confess to being American agents... Cut off their heads in the most ruthless manner and hang up their bodies. Take pictures of all this and publicize them for all to see. Burn their houses and their fields..."
For the full pathetic call, go here.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:50 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
GEORGE SANTAYANA, CALL YOUR OFFICE!! I'VE HEARD OF SHORT-TERM MEMORY LOSS, BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!
The Guns of Fatah
13 Kislev 5768, 23 November 07 05:25by Hana Levi Julian(IsraelNN.com)
Israel and Russia are joining forces to supply the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority with hundreds of guns, millions of bullets and 50 armored vehicles.
The gift was approved by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to round out the latest package of "goodwill gestures" designed to encourage and strengthen PA Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) before next week's Middle East summit in Annapolis.
Sources in the IDF and the General Security Services (Shabak) opposed the “gesture,” calling it dangerous. Security officials expressed concern that the vehicles could end up in the hands of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, or other terrorist groups that do not see themselves as bound by the deals between Israel and the Fatah-led PA. Exactly that happened in June when Hamas conquered Gaza from Fatah; Hamas terrorists took control of large quantities of weapons and US-bought military vehicles that had originally been supplied to local PA Fatah forces there in Gaza.
The new contingent of armored military vehicles is to be stationed in Shechem, the Biblical city today often referred to as the "terrorist capital of Judea and Samaria."
The Olmert government will donate a thousand guns and two million bullets to PA forces in a re-enactment of numerous similar gifts bestowed upon the Abbas government over the past 18 months.
Thousands of weapons and other materiel were shipped to the PA militia from U.S.-allies Egypt and Jordan earlier in the year, with the full knowledge and approval of the Olmert government. Most were confiscated by Hamas terrorists during skirmishes with Fatah over the year. Hamas took the rest five months ago when it routed the Gaza division of Abbas's personal guard, Force 17.
At that time, Al Aqsa Television broadcast footage of Hamas terrorists brandishing American assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), rocket launchers and ammunition, as they rode in and on 10 U.S.-supplied armored personnel carriers (APCs).
On December 22, 2006 Israel agreed to allow a shipment from Egypt of 2,000 Kalachnikov rifles, 20,000 magazines to feed bullets to the Kalachnikovs, and 2 million bullets to Abbas's Force 17.
In June 2006, the Olmert administration allowed 3,000 U.S.-manufactured M-16 automatic weapons and one million rounds of ammunition to be shipped to Abbas's militia. "I did this because we are running out of time and we need to help Abu Mazen," Olmert told reporters at the time.
Several of the weapons were used by terrorists shortly thereafter to murder one Israeli and wound several others in an attack on June 23, 2006, according to WorldNet Daily investigative reporter Aaron Klein.
The same day, the Hamas movement demanded a probe into another shipment of 1,000 semi-automatic rifles which Israel transferred to Abbas's forces after receiving them from Jordan.
A report by the WorldNetDaily news site contended that not only did Force 17 receive the weapons, but they had also already been used in terrorist attacks against Israel.
Two days later, IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas terrorists in a cross-border raid from Gaza. He has not been seen since.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This is really getting despressingly easy: a former US Army Chaplain goes over to a hostile pro-terror Muslim despotism, and gives a TV interview where he does nothing but spread inflammatory anti-US rumors and bad-mouth "his" country...
Whattapig...Hang him next to Schumer.
Watch Tokyo James here.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:26 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Read it and smile!:
YouTube Islamist arrested for threats to Christian political leader
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:01 (GMT)
A man who placed an "obituary" on YouTube of one of the leading opponents of plans to build Europe's biggest mosque near the London Olympics site has been arrested by police.
The video, "In memory of Councillor Alan Craig", features the Leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance party, his wife and two daughters.
The two-minute video, which has now be taken down, was added by a man calling himself "abdullah1425" and was set to the strains of Elvis Presley's song Always On My Mind and opened with its title and the words 'To God we will all return'.
It featured a boxing scene with an Asian punching an opponent to the ground before ending with the message: "The mosque will be built in time for the 2012 Olympic Games."
When the video was uploaded to Youtube, there was a web link from the Abbey Mills mega-mosque website to abdullah1425's YouTube mini website, where he identifies himself as Muhammad, 23, from Stevenage, Herts. It also had links to material relating to Tablighi Jamaat.
In one comment to another user posted on the site he said: "Jihad starts from the moment your mother gave birth to you." Police have taken a statement about the video from Cllr Craig. The man behind the posting has now been bailed to return to a police station in Hertfordshire.
Commenting, Cllr Craig said: "This incident now seems over. I will not be intimidated by threats of any kind as important issues about this mosque have to be addressed in an open and fair fashion. This whole episode has exposed the reality that some Muslims accustomed to using either violence, intimidation, or the threat of violence are linked to the idea of this mosque.
"I cannot say it often enough: the proposed mosque will be bad for London, bad for the community and an invitation for the propagation of separatist and fundamentalist Islamic ideas. Up to now, Mayor Ken Livingstone and the Labour establishment have turned a blind eye to the real nature of the organisation behind the mega-mosque. I hope they will look more seriously at them now."
Mr Craig represents Canning Town South ward in Newham borough, where he has the support of many Muslim residents in the area in his opposition to plans for the "mega-mosque" at Abbey Mills, near West Ham tube station, which will have a 12,000 capacity.
It is being proposed by the controversial Islamist group Tablighi Jamaat, whose previous adherents include Glasgow airport bomber Kafeel Ahmed, shoe bomber Richard Reid and the July 7 bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer.
The Christian Peoples Alliance is Britain's first political party of Christian Democrat inspiration and carries the support of sister parties across the European Union. With three councillors in London, the party has run twice for the Greater London Authority, in 2000 and 2004, winning votes both times from 100,000 people in the capital.
As well as backing from cross-denominational church leaders, the CPA carried support from leading members of other faiths and business figures. It has its annual conference today, Saturday 17 November, in central London.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 8:56 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2007
More good news (which to the MSM means, "NON-NEWS") from Iraq. Have you heard about these vivid, telegenic stories in the MSM? OF COURSE NOT.
And we all know why...:
Iraqi Christians Return to Worship in St. John’s Church
Saturday, 17 November 2007
By Cpl. Ben Washburn
1st Infantry Division Public Affairs
BAGHDAD — Nov. 15 marked an important day for the residents of the Doura neighborhood, as Iraqi Christians returned to conduct worship services at St. John’s Church.
Bishop Schlemon Warduni, Auxiliary Bishop of the Chaldean Church, came to St. John’s, in the heart of a southern Baghdad neighborhood where violence had been the worst and al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) most strongly entrenched, to give the first mass since May 5.
With Christians, Muslims, and Iraqi security and Coalition forces on hand, Bishop Warduni delivered a mass praying for peace and unity for all of Iraq. The Christians in the congregation took communion to conclude the service, culminating a day more than six months in the making.
“This service is a reflection of the current security situation in Doura,” said Harker Heights, Texas, native Col. Ricky D. Gibbs, commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. “Only a few weeks ago AQI had the Iraqi populace in the grip of terror but they’ve been pushed out and the people have returned to worship.”
Tired that their Christian friends had been forced out by AQI, Muslim leaders sought a way to bring these families back into the community. Lt. Col. Stephen Michael, the commander of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, said the Muslim community played a significant role in the events of the day.
“Some of the first people that called for the opening of the church were the Muslims here that have lived in this muhalla (neighborhood)” said Michael, a native of Newark, N.J., as he stood in the church courtyard in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Many Muslim leaders attended the service as a sign of friendship and support to their Christian neighbors. Their attendance could be a sign that Muslims in the area have rejected AQI and embraced their Christian friends.
St. John’s Church hasn’t been spared from the destruction of war. In 2004, the church was attacked by terrorists and largely destroyed. It has since been rebuilt. Just a few weeks ago, Christians there raised a new cross on the steeple of the church.
[NOTE: The fantastic mil-blog reporter, Michael Yon, does another great report on this story here. ]
Pale Horse Troop Finds Two Caches Buried in Soccer Stadium
Thursday, 08 November 2007
By Alexis Harrison
1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs
BAGHDAD — Soldiers from Troop P, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (SCR), currently attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, found two weapons and explosives caches while on patrol in the Ramaniyah neighborhood, Nov. 5.
Buried under the bleachers of a soccer stadium in two locations, the Soldiers found (45) blocks of C-4 explosive, (33) mortars, almost (2000) rounds of ammunition, a rocket-propelled grenade and launcher, (2) sniper rifles, (2) protective vests and (1) grenade.
Capt. Marcus Melton, commander of ‘Pale Horse’ Troop of the Vilseck, Germany-based 4-2 SCR, said the cache find was quite uncommon for the area he and his men patrol on a regular basis.
“We've found random weapons during cordon and knocks, but never a bulk cache like this before," he said. "The area is checked often, and we're still trying to figure out how they got (the weapons and explosives) in there.”
The soccer stadium was checked just a few weeks ago, thus implying that the cache had been recently placed according to what Melton could tell from the last time his troops were there.
“This will definitely have an impact on whoever's operation this was,” Melton said. “Someone isn't very happy with us right now; that's for sure.”
Sgt. Chris Meyering from Rochester, N.Y, Spc. Danny Lee from Brooklyn and Staff Sgt. Elliott Davis from Lakewood, Wash., found the first cache buried under the bleachers after tamping the ground with a shovel. Meyering heard it hit something hollow-sounding and began to dig immediately.
“As soon as the shovel hit, I knew what it was,” he said. “I was pretty happy knowing that weapons were getting taken off the street.”
The first cache was the smaller of the two and was buried in a wooden box. After it was found, the troops began searching the stadium more thoroughly and came upon the second cache, which was slightly larger and buried in what looked like a chest freezer.
Melton said much of the mortar rounds and explosives found were in brand-new condition; still wrapped and in original containers with date stamps as recent as earlier this year.
So you say you've been feeling a little down, Bunky? Not much of an appetite lately? Well, check out this eradication of 7 rabid jackal Islamists, and see if that doesn't perk you up a little bit:
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 12:33 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Has it really been 5 months since our last "Muslim Heroes" installment? (Well, apart from the sad list of murdered ones in Iraq)
Take the next 8 minutes and enjoy the excellent PUMMELING that Syrian author Nidhal Na'isa administers to this PATHETIC braying Imam...
Video is HERE
[H/T to AtlasShrugs]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 12:24 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Jewish Odysseus is mortified--well, I can't say "pleased"--to announce the first in what will no doubt be a loooooong series of posts emphasizing the inherently evil nature of "Sharia" (Islamic law). Yes, ladies and gentelemen, it appears our chief enemy has shifted from Godless Communism to Godless Islamism. This story came out of the Arab News, of Nov. 15:
Qatif Court Convicts Rape Victim
Ebtihal Mubarak, Arab News —
JEDDAH, 15 November 2007 — The General Court in Qatif yesterday doubled the number of lashes for a rape victim as well as jail terms for her assaulters. In its verdict, the court also suspended the victim’s lawyer from defending her.
The case was referred back to the General Court by the Appeals Court judges last summer after Abdul Rahman Al-Lahem, the victim’s lawyer, successfully contested against the initial verdict saying it too lenient for the rapists and unjust for the victim.
A year-and-a-half ago in the Eastern Province town of Qatif, a seven men gang-raped a 19-year-old girl 14 times. Three judges from the Qatif General Court sentenced the rape victim to 90 lashes for being in the car of an unrelated male at the time of the rape. The sentences for the seven rapists ranged from 10 months to five years in prison.
The Appeals Court sentenced the victim to 200 lashes and six months in prison. The seven rapists had their sentences increased to between two and nine years. The verdict came in as a shock to everybody.
A source at the Qatif General Court said that the judges had informed the rape victim that the reason behind doubling her punishment was “her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.”
Judge Soliman Al-Muhanna from the Qatif court told the lawyer (Al-Lahem) that the judicial committee had decided to suspend him from the case. They also confiscated his license which is granted to Saudi lawyers by the Ministry of Justice.
“I explained to them that it was my job to do everything legal in order to serve my client. But they did not listen,” he said.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Look at this filthy jihadi scum. He needs a nice thick-glass beer bottle smashed right across his ugly masked mug. The Brits have got to reinstate public hangings for these rabid monkeys.
Why don't they at least rebuild the old Bedlam Lunatic Asylum for them? It looks like the Brits could fill it up with jihadi savages like this in a few days.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:53 AM
Saturday, November 3, 2007
"Some days you eat the bear...Some days the bear eats you."--Anon.
"Who will eat whom?"--Lenin
"We who do not know fear, we are the predators of the forest."--Child's song on the Hamas TV show of Farfur, the jihadi Mickey Mouse.
The Jews need to learn to be hunters.
We are not, and this failure may seal our doom.
It is difficult for someone who has never hunted before to appreciate the changes it forces on your thinking. Consider the ordinary hunt:
1. The hunter must focus on his target, his prey.
2. The hunter must calculate where the prey will be found, and when.
3. The hunter must find a way to position himself in a place where he will be able to kill or capture the prey, without the prey seeing him first--inside the prey's natural habitat.
4. The hunter must safeguard himself from dangers both indirect (hazardous terrain and extreme climates) and direct--the prey (or some other animal, or even a person) attacking him.
5. The hunter must have an appropriate weapon for the task.
6. The hunter must have a way to retrieve his prey should he kill it.
These challenges are not glorious or noble or incredibly complex. But they are essential for a successful hunt. Failure on any one of them will lead to a failed hunt. So a good hunter takes careful account of all of these factors before he sets out after his prey
Perhaps most critically, a hunter must force himself to objectify another living creature. By definition, the hunter must decide that his preference to kill his prey is superior to the prey's preference to live. The hunter is the subject, while the prey is the object. The only concern the hunter has for the prey's preferences and instincts is how to predict and rely on them so as to maximize his chance of killing the prey.
When hunting large carnivores, and even many large herbivores, the hunter must be aware that HE is no more than an object to his prey--an object that the prey absolutely MUST avoid. Or, if necessary, ELIMINATE. This is how the hunter becomes the hunted (or the object). Accordingly, any hunter who sets out after such dangerous prey must simultaneously visualize two mirror-opposite realities: how he can kill his prey (the prey's vulnerability) and how HIS PREY MAY KILL HIM (his own vulnerability). In this context, a "failure of imagination" can easily result in a dreadful maiming, if not death for the hunter.
Hunting occupies a proud place in both the Arab and Persian traditions. And it shows in the relentless and inventive efforts by the Arabs and Persians to destroy Israel. For many Jews, even Gentiles, it seems bizarre, surely inexplicable, that these countries don't recognize Israel and make amends with it. But in their hunter's minds, such a reconciliation is beyond preposterous. "The Zionist entity" is AN OBJECT to be hunted down, not a subject with which one sets down to negotiate peace. Does a hunter negotiate a treaty with a leopard? And if the leopard escapes the trap...Or the bullet misses...Or the bait is left untouched...There is always tomorrow. For a good hunter is patient.
Remember: The only concern the hunter has for the prey's preferences and instincts is how to predict and rely on them so as to maximize his chance of killing it.
For Israel, a land of Jews who have proven their valor and skill on the battlefield, the lack of hunting consciousness means they are constantly surprised that their interlocutor doesn't really want peace. And they never take steps to hunt down their hunters. Which is the only way they will ever break out of this deadly cycle.
The Jewish tradition has little to say about hunting, but what it does say is negative. The figure of Nimrod ("a mighty hunter") is one of a rebel who defies God and constructs the Tower of Babel, and Jacob's older brother, Esau, a hunter, was foolish enough to trade his birthright for a hot meal. Recent commentaries emphasize that "sport hunting" (hunting a non-menacing wild animal that is not needed for food or fur) is unacceptably cruel, "because it is done solely for pleasure."
But is that true? Is that perhaps an assumption made by people who just have not contemplated any worthy justification for sport hunting? A person who has been trained as a hunter develops many important skills:
Acuity of sight, hearing, and observation;
Focus, self-control and coolness at the key moment;
And finally, most critically, that ability to simultaneously visualize those two mirror-opposite realities: how he can kill his prey (the prey's vulnerability) and how HIS PREY MAY KILL HIM (his own vulnerability).
That last, I submit, is almost utterly absent amongst the Jews today. As their predatory enemies maneuver and scheme and launch dry runs and test attacks and probes against them, the brightest lights in Israel sit around to try to devise ways to cajole or bribe the predators to stop hunting them. The lack of clear understanding amongst Jews of the hunter/hunted dynamic is clear evidence that THEY NEED to learn and develop the ancient skills of hunting, to help ensure their national survival. If that isn't a valid reason to abandon the traditional Jewish attitudes and strictures against hunting, then what is?
Art Spiegelman published two powerful cartoon books on the Holocaust, Maus and Maus II. To read these books is to see the Jews as essentially clueless prey animals (mice) as they were rounded up, degraded, and ultimately annihilated by their brutal, cruel, but focused hunters (Cats/Germans--and, yes, like the Arabs and Persians, the Germans also had a long tradition of hunting.) And while history demonstrates that some Jews were never fooled, and responded adeptly, even heroically, there is no doubt that almost all of the Jews of Europe allowed themselves to be maneuvered into a position where their destruction--and that of their children--was almost assured.
Can anyone doubt that history would have had a much different spin had the Jews of Europe been raised in a tradition that honored hunting rather than denigrated it? What if a large portion of them had developed those skills and instincts uniquely sharpened by hunting?
A few years ago some villagers in a remote region of the island of Sarawak got fed up with a huge man-eating crocodile. According to one of the villagers, after luring the predator near the shore, they rushed into the Lupar River after it:
"With parangs(sharp swords made by local Iban [tribesmen]), axes and tough thread, [note--no guns!] we fight for around half an hour and managed to kill the cold blooded terminator. It was dangerous because its sharp teeth, powerful tail & tough skin which was as tough as thick hardwood."
Here is the photo--this nineteen-foot beast weighed more than a ton:
To be fair, Jewish tradition teaches us that such hunting against a predatory animal is indeed encouraged. But how can one expect to hunt effectively against a dangerous and cunning beast without real-world practice and training? Isn't that hopelessly unrealistic?
Until about 100 years ago, almost all the Jews in the world lived in some form of the shtetl, or Jewish quarter, as they had for generations uncounted. As we all know, in the modern era of citizenship and human rights this undignified existence was rightly condemned as obsolete. But it is almost as if Jews haven't internalized that, indeed, the shtetl is gone. The Czar/Sultan will not protect us. And we fully have it in our capability to protect ourselves.
The shtetl mentality appears to be deeply connected to our peculiar rejection of hunting.
It is about a century and a half since Charles Darwin developed his theory of natural selection. Since that time, there has been a lot of controversy about the philosophical implications of that theory, but no-one questions one of its basic assumptions: a species that does not adapt to a new and unfavorable environment cannot survive. Today in the Jewish year 5768, Jews are faced with an environment of incredible contrast: never before has it been easier for the bulk of the Jews on earth to arm and effectively defend themselves. However, never before have Jews been confronted with so many various predators planning violence against them.
In this environment, it is simply irresponsible to discourage the study and practice of hunting by Jews. To do so makes it significantly less likely that we can survive in a free and dignified condition. Or even survive at all.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 10:43 PM