Friday, December 31, 2010

A hopeful message for the new year.



Reply to Truthwatcher about PETA and Halal, too large for comments.

OK, Truthwatcher, I followed your suggestion and Googled 'PETA Halal slaughter' and I stand partly corrected since the only place this opposition exists is on the PETA web site.  I found the statement you referred to written over a year ago (reprinted below) that concerned PETA opposing Islamic Halal in Belgium so I wonder why this opposition to a barbaric Islamic Sharia rule has never been broadcast in America? Is PETA afraid of being accused of being Islamophobic? What point does it make to hide these remarks where the majority of Americans won't find them? I also followed the link within this statement to the web site about Islam and Animals but the only objection they have is sheep and cattle that have been fed pork by-products, not the barbaric slaughter.
While PETA has objected to Halal in one European country a  year ago, what about the use of Halal in Canada and the United States today? What about the American restaurants that are now serving Halal slaughtered meat? If PETA can take such extreme positions as objecting to animal hides used to make shoes and belts and pocketbooks why have they been so quiet in the face of Islamic expansion in America?

Here are the references you were talking about:
The PETA Files
The Cruelty Behind Muslim Ritual Slaughter
I'm going to be frank—after a minute and a half of GAIA's latest undercover video footage from a halal slaughterhouse in Belgium, I had to stop watching. But while I was able to hit a pause button, the more than 250,000 cows, sheep, and goats who are slaughtered while they are still conscious must endure prolonged torment. Animals killed halal (according to Islamic law) cannot be stunned before their throats are cut, which means that many animals—including the cow shown in this video—fight and gasp for their last breath, struggling to stand while the blood drains from their necks.

 Belgium forbids slaughter without prior stunning, but the law does not apply to ritual slaughter practices, even though much of the halal meat produced in the country is distributed both to religious and nonreligious markets. Islamic teachings encourage kindness and compassion toward all creatures, which is why many Muslims make the humane decision to go vegan. Visit to learn more about cruelty-free alternatives to halal meat.

Written by Logan Scherer
Posted by PETA

Islam and Animals

Are you eating “halal” meat? Did you know that your sheep have probably eaten chicken in their feed? Or that your dairy cows have probably had pork bones in their feed? A new article shows that this problem extends beyond meat in America—even animals in the Islamic world are fed these products.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

PETA keeps a blind eye to Islam while being protected by a hypocritical news media.

Michael Vick was convicted of brutally killing 8 dogs when he was running a dog-fighting ring. He served 18 months in prison and after his release Barack Hussein Obama praised the NFL for allowing Vick back into professional football. Hypocrisy runs amok in our politically correct society when it comes using double standards for matters pertaining to violence and cruelty. While Obama praises the NFL for reinstating Michael Vick, he appointed Cass Sunstein, a "raving animal rights nut", Obama's friend and nominee for "regulatory czar" last year.

(PETA) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known for its advertising campaigns that use celebrities posing nude to oppose the use of fur, is an animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia. Its slogan is "animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment." PETA's basic philosophy is that people should not own animals, a point that is also shared by the Humane Society of the United States and the more militant Animal Liberation Front. Yet,according to the web site PETA Kills Animals PETA has killed 97% of the dogs and cats it has acquired. 
"Animal lovers worldwide now have access to more than a decade’s worth of proof that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills thousands of defenseless pets at its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. Since 1998, PETA has opted to “put down” 23,640 adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens instead of finding homes for them"
"PETA’s “Animal Record” report for 2009, filed with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, shows that the animal rights group killed 97 percent of the dogs and cats in its care last year.  During all of 2009, PETA found adoptive homes for just eight pets."
Lately, a number of food companies have been catering to America's 1.5%  population of Muslims by offering food items that are being prepared according to the Islamic tradition of "Halal". Halal is the term used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia, الشريعة الإسلامية). It is a method of slaughtering livestock in the most barbaric fashion as opposed to the mostly painless process used for conventional slaughter houses.
There appears to be a great thirst for bloodletting in this culture that treats animals and people alike. The Muslim celebration of the Ashura, pictured below is a perfect example. Ashura commemorated by Shia Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala cut themselves with knives and beat themselves with swords.
Wikipedia, the Internet's best free on-line encyclopedia, has more details on the spread of halal in America.
In Dearborn, Michigan, the home of one of the largest Muslim and Arab populations in the United States, some fast food restaurant chains such as the McDonald's Corporation have introduced halal chicken nuggets. In the United Kingdom, China, Malaysia, Singapore halal fried chicken restaurants having thousands of outlets serve halal foods, such as the Chicking Fried Chicken, Kennedy Fried Chicken, Brown's Chicken, and Crown Fried Chicken companies. As of February 2009, Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the U.K. began to sell halal meals in several restaurants.

Also, in New York City there are numerous halal food carts in business which serve gyros, chicken platters, and other halal fast foods, whereas in Europe, there are many of the Muslim-owned Döner kebab shops.

A law passed by a county in Ohio in 2005 bans the sale, distribution, or production of food mislabeled "halal," when county authorities determine that the food does not meet Islamic dietary standards. Similar laws protect kosher foods in most of the United States, and in many other countries, states, or provinces.

While the introduction of halal meats in some American restaurants is still ongoing, for the first time in the United States, in early 2004, halal meats began to be offered in some chain grocery stores, in particular by the H.E.B. Grocery company. The Tex-Mex Beef Co. based in Houston, Texas, was one of the first halal meat and poultry distribution company to offer halal meats in the U.S. at the retail store level.
While PETA loudly protests everything regarding animals used in food and clothing they have yet to say a single word against the Islamic practice of halal slaughter. The hypocrisy is so obviously politically motivated because PETA has frequently criticized former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin for stories about her fondness for hunting. To other hypocritical liberals it must be acceptable to slice up living animals for religiously approved food than it is to quickly kill them with a bullet from a hunting rifle.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Ruth Marcus launches liberal slander campaign against conservative Republicans.

Ruth Marcus, a liberal Democrat who is a columnist for The Washington Post, launched today what may be the first salvo of a two year-long binge against the Republican Party and potential Republican presidential candidates. In a column published today in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Marcus attempts to destroy the reputation of Mississippi Republican Governor Haley Barbour for comments he made in two conservative publications, Human Events and the Weekly Standard. In a typical example of liberal hypocrisy, Ruth Marcus, who’s own Washington Post bio says is: “A boots-on-the-ground columnist who reports first and opines later.” and then says: “Although she leans to the left, she is not captive to any party or orthodoxy.” (snicker, snicker) starts off with a lot of opinionated statements and party hype. Notably, she writes about her all-women, all Democrat book club that has just been discussing Kathryn Stockett's book “The Help”, a novel about white women and their black maids in Mississippi in the 1960s.

I can tell you from personal experience about the time when I first saw white women and their black maids and it wasn't in the South, it was in a wealthy suburb of New York City. I was living in Long Beach, Long Island in the early 1960’s and had taken my wife for a drive through the nearby Five Towns area in Nassau County. We happened to pass through the very exclusive and predominantly liberal Democrat, Jewish communities of Hewlett Harbour and Hewlett Bay Park in southwest Nassau County in Long Island, New York, that also has one of the highest per capita incomes in the United States. As we enjoyed looking at the beautiful mansions with their huge manicured lawns and stately trees we saw several black maids pushing strollers along the sidewalks.

Wikipedia elaborates on Ruth Marcus’ background by saying she was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Livingston, N.J.. She studied at Yale University where she wrote for the college newspaper. She is a journalist who currently writes an op-ed column for the Washington Post. In March 2007, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in commentary. The Pulitzer board cited "her intelligent and incisive commentary on a range of subjects, using a voice that can be serious or playful." Marcus is married to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz.

If Ruth Marcus was so concerned about segregation in the South why didn’t she do more research and write a truthful, unbiased article on the subject instead of trying to slanderize a popular Republican governor who didn't enter politics until after segregation ended? There just happens to be a qualified source for that information, the National Black Republican Association.

On the National Black Republican's web site I have read a very informative article on the origins of segregation and the connection between the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Democratic Party. I strongly urge you to read the rest of this article. Here are the opening paragraphs.
KKK Terrorist Arm of the Democratic Party

By Frances Rice

History shows that the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party.  This ugly fact about the Democrat Party is detailed in the book, A Short History of Reconstruction, (Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1990) by Dr. Eric Foner, the renown liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.  As a further testament to his impeccable credentials, Professor Foner is only the second person to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians. 
Democrats in the last century did not hide their connections to the Ku Klux Klan.  Georgia-born Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wrote on page 21 of the September 1928 edition of the Klan’s “The Kourier Magazine”: “I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat.  My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat.  My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days….  My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat….  My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”

Dr. Foner in his book explores the history of the origins of Ku Klux Klan and provides a chilling account of the atrocities committed by Democrats against Republicans, black and white.
The National Black Republican Association also has a little History Test that you might want to browse through. It contains a whole lot of surprising details that our liberal education system conveniently ignores. I’ve always wondered what kind of people would graduate from our colleges and universities had they been exposed to unbiased knowledge instead of leftist dogma and propaganda. Would Ruth Marcus be a liberal Democrat today if she was educated with the truth about American History or would she still have sold out her principles for fame and fortune to the liberal mainstream news media?

NOTE: All answers are "b."

1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X]  b. Republican Party

7.   What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the Civil Rights Acts of the 1950’s and 1960’s?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party

9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who appointed more blacks to high-level positions than any president in history and who spent record money education, job training and health care to help black Americans prosper?

            [  ] a. Democratic Party   [X] b. Republican Party


NOTE: All answers are "b."

10. What Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and was the Party of the Ku Klux Klan?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

11. What Party from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as citizens?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

12. What was the Party of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

13. What was the Party of President Lyndon Johnson, who called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “that [N-word] preacher” because he opposed the Viet Nam War; and President John F. Kennedy who voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law as a Senator, then as president opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after becoming president and the FBI investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a communist?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

14. What is the Party of the late Senators Robert Byrd who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Ernest “Fritz” Hollings who hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina while governor, and Ted Kennedy who called black judicial nominees “Neanderthals” while blocking their appointments?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

15. What was the Party of President Bill Clinton who failed to fight the terrorists after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, sent troops to war in Bosnia and Kosovo without Congressional approval, vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

16. What is the Party of Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s, and who lost the 2000 election as confirmed by a second recount of Florida votes by the “Miami Herald” and a consortium of major news organizations and the ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that blacks were not denied the right to vote?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party

17. What Party is against school vouchers, against school prayers, and takes the black vote for granted without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, lynching blacks and passing the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that caused great harm to blacks?

            [  ] a. Republican Party   [X] b. Democratic Party


Saturday, December 25, 2010

This is the proper message for Christmas Day, raising your hearts with song.

Here is a beautiful rendition of the classic Christmas song, "O', Holy Night" sung by the Celtic Woman's group. They almost look like a choir of heavenly angels and certainly sound like one. Turn on your speakers and enjoy. This is the kind of message I prefer to receive on Christmas Day.

And another rendition by the Celtic Woman singing "O' Come All Ye Faithful" at the Helix Center in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. This performance is part of A Christmas Celebration with vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt. The album is available on DVD from I just placed my order.

Something bad is cooking in Shelbyville, Tennessee. "All Americans Must Die" written on wall of Tyson Chicken plant that adopted Muslim holiday in 2008

Every piece of good journalism is supposed to begin with an opening paragraph that identifies the important elements related to the story: Who, what, where, when and why. Without these details it is impossible to fully understand or grasp the entire picture. Case in point, the Tyson Chicken plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee. In the past few years the Tyson Chicken plant has hired a large number of Somali immigrants and these workers are predominantly Muslim. The workers began to demand accommodations for their Muslim religion and Tyson agreed to allow them time off to celebrate the Muslim holidays. Tyson Chicken in Shelbyville went out of its way to be accommodating to its Muslim employees in 2008, when it adopted Eid al-Fitr as an official plant holiday.

The NBC affiliate station, WSMV-TV Channel 4 News reported this story today. 10:49am | December 25, 2010

'All Americans Must Die' Written On Plant Wall
Threatening Graffiti Provokes Extra Tyson Security
Reported By Deanna Lambert

The Shelbyville chief of police and a former Tyson employee confirmed that threatening messages surfaced this week, leading to extra security at the plant.

"A couple days ago, they had a terrorist threat that was written on the bathroom walls that said 'all Americans must die,'" said a woman, who said she wanted to remain anonymous to protect her relative, who works inside the plant.

"They've complained for years, as to why these people are being hired in our food department when we are worried about our safety as Americans, you know, and that's something we all need to think about," she said.
Of course, in our age of political correctness, this story did not mention anything specific about the workers nationality or religion so the point about a terrorist message seems a little confusing. A careful search of the Internet reveals there have been other stories warning about terrorist activity in food related areas and all of them have left out some missing critical pieces of information.
CBS News
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010
Latest Terror Threat in US Aimed to Poison Food
Exclusive: The Dept. of Homeland Security Uncovered a Plot to Attack Hotels and Restaurants Over a Single Weekend

(CBS)  In this exclusive story, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports the latest terror attack to America involves the possible use of poisons - simultaneous attacks targeting hotels and restaurants at many locations over a single weekend.

A key Intelligence source has confirmed the threat as "credible." Department of Homeland Security officials, along with members of the Department of Agriculture and the FDA, have briefed a small group of corporate security officers from the hotel and restaurant industries about it.
Even the prestigious World Health Organization felt it necessary to create a formal warning of the potential for terrorists to poison food. In their 62-page report issued in May 2008, WHO warns that: “Establishing and strengthening systems to address food terrorism, including disease outbreak surveillance and investigation, precautionary measures and emergency response systems, will give them a basic capacity to prevent and manage food safety emergencies, including food sabotage.” But, once again, WHO, like everyone else, fails to identify the WHO behind the causes of their warning. Are these "terrorists" just a disorganized bunch of unrelated bad people or is there a common thread that ties them all together?
UN World Health Organization report
Terrorist Threats to Food
May 2008

Terrorist Threats to Food
Guidance for Establishing and Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems
Executive Summary
The malicious contamination of food for terrorist purposes is a possibility that responsible governments and private companies cannot ignore. This document responds to increasing concerns by governments that biological, chemical and physical agents or radionuclear materials might be used deliberately to harm civilian populations. In this regard, food is recognized as a potential vehicle for disseminating such agents to a broad population.
Once again we have to search the blogs to find the unabridged, politically incorrect version of the whole truth and here is the report about the Tyson Chicken plant story on Jihad Watch.
"All Americans Must Die" written on wall of Tyson Chicken plant that adopted Muslim holiday in 2008

"They've complained for years, as to why these people are being hired in our food department when we are worried about our safety as Americans, you know, and that's something we all need to think about."
Indeed. Tyson Chicken in Shelbyville went out of its way to be accommodating to its Muslim employees in 2008, when it adopted Eid al-Fitr as an official plant holiday. Of course, maybe it wasn't one of the Muslim employees who wrote "All Americans Must Die" on the wall, but given the prevalence of jihadist sentiments among Somali Muslims elsewhere in the U.S., it is neither rocket science nor "Islamophobia" to put two and two together.
Stuart Appelbaum, the national president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which negotiated the agreement with Tyson that made Eid into a plant holiday, commented at the time: "There's no question that there is a lot of bigotry against Muslims and that this agreement has clearly touched a raw nerve among those who are prejudiced against them. However, the RWDSU has always understood that unions are only strong when they work to protect the dignity of workers of all faiths."
Great. And yet it seems as if at least one of the workers at the Tyson plant still nurses a deep and violent grievance against the U.S. and Americans, despite this display of magnanimity and strike against "bigotry." Now, why might that be? And why doesn't Tyson have any mechanism in place to try to screen its Muslim employees for jihadist sentiments, insofar as that is possible at all? Because to attempt such a thing would be more "bigotry," of course.
And so the other employees at this Tyson plant are put at risk, and the company has to go to extra trouble and expense to ensure their safety -- all in the name of not appearing "bigoted." Security guards posted at the bathroom! Other guards patrolling through the plant!
Could you have imagined on September 12, 2001 that within ten years, an American business that had nothing to do with terrorism, weapons production, security, or anything of the kind, would have to have armed guards patrolling its hallways, as the price of the privilege of having Muslim employees?
We eat a lot of Tyson Chicken in our house so this warning becomes rather personal. Now I think we will have to change our eating habits and find another more reliable brand. 

A perspective on Christmas Greetings.

To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Luke 2:8-11 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 
To All My Democrat Friends: 
Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011 but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that  America  is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only  America  in the  Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wished. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A few notes concerning Christmas that pro-Muslim Obama should try to explain.

The persecution of Christians around the world at the hand of Muslim fundamentalists is a terrible thing to read about, especially at Christmas time.  These stories show a pattern that destroys the argument we hear about Islam being tolerant towards other religions. reported this first story a few days ago. The lead comes from Jihad Watch who said "Sharia forbids the construction of new churches. Islamic Tolerance Alert from modern, moderate Indonesia: "Catholics in Bogor (West Java) not allowed to celebrate Christmas Mass," by Mathias Hariyadi for Asia News, December 20"
Catholics in Bogor (West Java) not allowed to celebrate Christmas Mass  
by Mathias Hariyadi

The authorities ban all Christian activities, citing as their reason the lack of a proper place of worship, which Catholics have been demanding for years without success. Increasingly, radical Muslims are becoming intolerant towards Christian groups.

Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Bogor authorities have banned all public activities or celebrations associated with Christmas, including Christmas Mass, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Parung, Tulang Kuning, Bogor Regency (West Java Province). The official ban was issued in a letter that restated the usual reasons, namely the lack of a building permit for a place of worship (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan in Indonesian). Without it, even praying on Church-owned land is prohibited.

In Indonesia, permits are required for any type of building, but when it comes to Christian places of worship, they are issued only after 60 residents living near the would-be church have agreed in writing to the project and the local Inter-faith Dialogue Group has given its approval. 

In this particular case, because the application has not yet been approved after a long period of time, worshippers have taken to meeting under a tent or in a restaurant. Complicating matters, local authorities have interpreted the law very restrictively, going so far as to prevent Christians from even meeting in public. Now local Catholics are at a loss because they cannot figure out how to interpret the ban.

 “We still have no idea how to respond such demands, despite the urgency to find a peaceful solution that would allow Catholics to profess their faith at Christmas,” Fr Gatot, the local parish priest, told AsiaNews.

The situation is particularly worrying because of past episodes of violence. Some parishioners, who asked their names be withheld, told AsiaNews that the ban was preceded by repeated threats from local Muslim extremists, who are bent on preventing any Christian ceremony in a public place.

The fear is that radical groups might take advantage of the ban to carry out violent acts in case Catholics hold celebrations in a public place, under a tent for example, or in a restaurant in neighbouring villages, which they have done in the past.


Christmas in Bethlehem: the cross banished from souvenirs

Bethlehem (AsiaNews) - This Christmas in Bethlehem, the cross has been banned from souvenirs for tourists and pilgrims in the Holy Land. Some textile workshops in Jerusalem and Hebron have begun to print and sell T-shirts depicting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem without the cross. Because of the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in the Palestinian territories, the cross was also removed from t-shirts of football teams. Interviewed by AsiaNews, Samir Qumsieh, journalist and director of the Catholic television station Al-Mahed Nativity TV in Bethlehem, said: "I want to launch a campaign to urge people not to buy these products - he says - because the removal of the cross is an intimidation against Christians, it is like saying that Jesus was never crucified."


A Christmas of mourning for Iraq’s Christians

by Louis Sako*

Baghdad (AsiaNews) – Midnight Christmas Mass has been cancelled in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk as a consequence of the never-ending assassinations of Christians and the attack against Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral on 31 October, which killed 57 people. For security reasons, churches will not be decorated. Masses will be sombre and held during the day.

A sense of sadness and mourning prevails among Christians. There is much concern for the future of young people. For the past two months, they have been unable to go to university. The same is true for many families that fled north who now must plan a future without any concrete bases.

No one expects anything from the government as far as protecting Christians. Political leaders are too caught up in setting up a new administration.

Security is slightly better in Kirkuk than in the capital, but here too abductions and threats occur. For this reason, we have decided for the first time since the war began not to celebrate Midnight Mass. We shall simply not have any feast, period. Santa Claus will not be coming for the children; there will be no official ceremony with the authorities proffering their best wishes.

For the past six weeks, we have not celebrated Mass because of a lack of security, except late in the morning and Saturday afternoons. For now, we have also stopped teaching the catechism.


Three Iraqi cities cancel Christmas festivities after new jihad threats

by Yahya Barzanji and Sameer N. Yacoub for Associated Press,

December 22 (thanks to JCB): KIRKUK, Iraq - Iraqi Christians on Wednesday called off Christmas festivities in three cities across the country as al-Qaida insurgents threatened more attacks on a beleaguered community still terrified from a bloody siege on a Baghdad church.

Church officials in the northern cities of Kirkuk and Mosul along with the southern city of Basra said they will not put up Christmas decorations, have canceled evening Mass and urged worshippers to refrain from decorating their homes. Even an appearance by Santa Claus has been called off.

"Nobody can ignore the threats of al-Qaida against Iraqi Christians," said Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako in Kirkuk. "We cannot find a single source of joy that makes us celebrate. The situation of the Christians is bleak."

Christians across Iraq have been living in fear since a Baghdad church attack in October that left 68 people dead. Days later insurgents targeted Christian homes and neighborhoods across the capital with a series of bombs.


LONDON, England, UK Daily Mail:
'Christmas is evil': Muslim group launches poster campaign against festive period
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:43 AM on 23rd December 2010

Outrage: The poster that has appeared in the Tower Hamlets area hitting out at the festive period.

Fanatics from a banned Islamic hate group have launched a nationwide poster campaign denouncing Christmas as evil.

Organisers plan to put up thousands of placards around the UK claiming the season of goodwill is responsible for rape, teenage pregnancies, abortion, promiscuity, crime and paedophilia.

They hope the campaign will help 'destroy Christmas' in this country and lead to Britons converting to Islam instead.

Labour MP and anti racist campaigner Jim Fitzpatrick branded the posters 'extremely offensive' and demanded they were immediately ripped down.

The placards, which have already appeared in parts of London, feature an apparently festive scene with an image of the Star of Bethlehem over a Christmas tree.

But under a banner announcing 'the evils of Christmas' it features a message mocking the song the 12 Days of Christmas.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Diane Sawyer discovers a new Oxymoron, "Homeland Security"

Oxymorons are two words that contradict each other. The most famous oxymoron is the often cited humorous term, “military intelligence”. In this day and age when the greatest threat to American citizens come from radical Islamic terrorists, the events that occurred on September 11, 2001 helped to create the Dept. of Homeland Security that is charged with keeping tabs on terrorist activities. Now after an interview broadcast yesterday on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer in which she interviewed Jim Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, it appears that some new oxymorons, "Homeland Security" and "Counter Intelligence", have been added to our language and that credit must be given to Diane Sawyer.

Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper was being interviewed alongside the White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Diane Sawyer asked Clapper directly about the arrest in Great Britain that day of 12 Muslim terrorists, during the course of a discussion about what the United States is doing to prevent another attempted terror attack.

The interview exchange went like this as reported by Fox News:
Diane Sawyer, asked Clapper, "First of all, London. How serious is it? Any implication that it was coming here?" Sawyer asked.

Clapper was silent for several seconds, then quietly turned his head and said, "London?"

Brennan stepped in to explain that the British had informed U.S. officials about the plot that morning.

"Oh," Clapper said.

Napolitano said that as far as she knew the arrests are unrelated to any threats against the U.S.

Later in the segment, Sawyer told Clapper she was "a little surprised" he didn't know about the London plot.

"Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't," Clapper said.
UPDATED 12:30 AM 12-23-2010. Just found a YouTube video of the Diane Sawyer interview and had to add it to this post. You have got to see the blank expression of John Clapper's face while he ponders the difficult question he has just been asked. The transcript of the interview doesn't do it justice.
Now of course, we know the government has tried very hard to create something of a reverse oxymoron. That means that two words like "Islamic Terrorism" which are normally put together to describe who is behind a terrorist act have nothing to do with each other so government officials refuse to acknowledge that Islam has any connection with terrorism and they will not say them. In spite of the fact that almost every single successful act or failed plot of terrorism in America in the last 20 years has been committed by Muslims. The only one exception being Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City in 1995.

Yeah, we’re sorry, too. We’re sorry that our once great nation is being lead by and defended by such uninformed politically correct dolts who couldn’t spot a terrorist at an airport unless they tripped over his camel in the parking lot.


Three cheers for Rep. Pete King (Republican – NY) Plans to investigate Muslims.

America in the 20th Century has been infiltrated by subversive forces on more than one occasion. Before and during WWII the German American Bund Federation, was an American Nazi organization established in the 1930s to promote a favorable view of Nazi Germany. Following the Nazi invasion of Russia, Communists and Nazis became arch enemies, so it was no surprise that President Franklin Roosevelt would say, “Some of my best friends are Communists.”

Following WWII the Communist Party, the only designated political party that ruled the Soviet Union, had infiltrated the U.S. State Dept. and became very popular among the liberals in Hollywood, a sentiment that remains even until today. But it was a State Dept. official named Alger Hiss, later identified as a member of the Communist Party, who was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and a UN official. The organizational conference that created the United Nations Charter was chaired by Alger Hiss in San Francisco in 1945.

Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy was conducting his investigations into the Communist Party between 1950 and 1954 and when those investigations began to look at evidence of some controlling forces giving orders to the Communist Party outside of the government the liberal news media suddenly attacked him without mercy. Before he was able to finish his job he was censured by the U.S. Senate and a few years later he died in Bethesda Naval Hospital on May 2, 1957, at the age of 48.

In the later part of the 20th Century a new threat appeared in America, the spread of fundamentalist Islam. Following dozens of violent attacks and foiled attempts to explode massive bombs in America, all perpetrated by Muslims, there is growing concern that we are at war with a force that already resides within our borders. The Saudi Arabian government has been financing the spread of hundreds of mosques across America, mosques that all contain anti-American propaganda. Mosques being used to indoctrinate, recruit and train Muslims to become martyrs in a holy war. Of the 19 Muslim terrorists who hijacked four airliners on Sept. 11, 2001, 14 came from Saudi Arabia.
Now, Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, who was the U.S. deputy undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence during part of the George W. Bush administration, stated recently, “ISLAM is the greatest threat to America since 1776″. Gen. Boykin has a stellar record of service to his country. He either commanded or was part of Delta Force operations in Iran, Grenada, Colombia and Somalia, and served assignments in the Pentagon, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He currently is a professor at Hamden-Sydney College in Virginia. Gen. Boykin was immediately criticized for that statement by CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations and by members of Barack Hussein Obama's administration.

The Holy Land Foundation trials held in Dallas, Texas, identified hundreds of Muslim organizations within the United States that were raising money to help finance the Hamas terrorist network in the Middle East. In 2007 CAIR was named along with 245 others by U.S. Federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation. Yet today, the leftist mainstream news media continues to pay homage to CAIR as the official spokesgroup for all matter concerning Muslims in America.

Today, Barack Hussein Obama, who was raised as a child in the Muslim country of Indonesia and who attended school there as a Muslim, and who has appointed two Muslims to ranking post with the Dept. of Homeland Security, is already known to have stated in his book The Audacity of Hope, “…I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

So all I can say is THREE CHEERS for the brave statements by Republican Congressman Pete King for saying he will begin to investigate Muslims when he takes over his new committee post next month. We need all the truthful answers we can get about why so many Muslims are plotting to attack America.
Act For America released this statement today:
We heartily commend U.S. Rep. Peter King, incoming Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, for taking on political correctness and announcing that he will hold hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims.

One of the points Rep. King recently made (see New York Observer article below), is that there are many Muslim leaders who do not cooperate with law enforcement in the effort to combat Islamic terrorism.

Right on cue, CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) denounced Rep. King's plan for hearings.
Peter King on Muslim Hearings: 'The Inside Elite Refuse to Discuss this Issue' [VIDEO]

By David Freedlander
December 20, 2010 | 5:58 p.m

Long Island Congressman Peter King appeared in the friendly confines of Fox News this afternoon to defend his plan to hold hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims under his new role as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.

"We have to break through this politically-correct nonsense which keeps us from debating and discussing what I think is one of the most vital issues in this country, that we are under siege by Muslim terrorists," King said. "And yet there are Muslim leaders in this country who do not cooperate with law enforcement. We have the reality that Al-Qaeda is trying to recruit Muslim American and yet we have people in the Muslim community who refuse to face up to this and will not cooperate with the FBI or the police."

The Council on American Islamic Relations has denounced King's plan to hold hearings, but King pointed to the example of Najibullah Zazi, who planned to detonate an explosive in the New York City subway system, Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan as proof that such inquiries are necessary. He also cited the rise of radicalization among Muslims born in European countries.

"The American media, American politicians, the inside elite refuse to discuss this issue. When someone like myself says, 'Let's raise this issue' I am immediately denounced as a bigot, as a McCarthyite," he said, adding, "Liberals wanted to believe that George Bush was the cause of terrorism."

King said that he is in close contact with Muslim leaders and said, "They are good people but they just don't seem to appreciate the necessity of why they should be coming forward."


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Obama's Democrats vote to control the Internet.

The FCC has voted 3-2 today along political lines to extend the government’s reach and regulate the internet via net neutrality. The 3-2 vote fell along partisan lines with Democrats capitalizing on their numerical advantage.
Now, Barack Hussein Obama, and his soon to be short-lived Democratic Party control of Congress, has joined the camp of a small number of dictators such as Communist China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in grabbing censorship power of the Internet. Controlling the voices of the opposition are a common way for dictators to maintain their iron-handed control. This is one more rule that will have to be addressed when the Republican Party retakes control of the House of Representatives next month.
Fox News also reported that, "Republicans, who will control the House and an additional five seats in the Senate in the next Congress, may try to overrule the regulation. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can strike down a regulation by passing a joint resolution."
The Washington Examiner reported: "Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, says Federal Communications Commission should be renamed the "Fabricating a Crisis Commission," following a vote by the panel's three Democrats to approve proposed rules that amount to a hostile takeover of the Internet by a government agency acting illegally."

"The proposal - misleadingly described by proponents as an attempt to insure "net neutrality" by guaranteeing equal access to the Internet - was introduced a year ago by Julius Genachowski, President Obama's appointee as FCC chairman."
Let's hope they start repealing all of the socialist legislation that the Democrats have rammed through Congress since they gained absolute control of our government.
Seems like the encouraging message in this YouTube video needs to be backed up two more years. We can't wait for 2013, we need to start next year.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Obama's Christmas surprise plans to stifle all conservative commentary.

The ultra liberal Democrats in the Obama administration are trying to eliminate every voice of conservative opposition. They plan to do this tomorrow by having the FCC take charge of the Internet.
On the left hand margin of this blog there is a link to the EFF, the Electronic Freedom Frontier, the one organization that represents the interests of all bloggers on the Internet. The EFF has a commendable record of winning court battles on behalf of blogger's rights. But now, the liberals are attempting to squash the rights of all conservative commentary on the Internet. They plan to do so by having the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission, assume control of Internet content by rules and regulations to stifle conservative opposition. The left wing political element in America has always had a monopoly on controlling the mainstream news media but the Internet, which has always been free has proven to be the domain of the voices of conservatism. 

Bloggers' Rights

Bloggers' Rights at EFFIf you're a blogger, this page is for you.
One of EFF's goals is to give you a basic roadmap to the legal issues you may confront as a blogger, to let you know you have rights, and to encourage you to blog freely with the knowledge that your legitimate speech is protected.
To that end, we have created the Legal Guide for Bloggers, a collection of blogger-specific FAQs addressing everything from fair use to defamation law to workplace whistle-blowing.
In addition, EFF continues to battle for bloggers' rights in the courtroom:
Bloggers can be journalists (and journalists can be bloggers). We're battling for legal and institutional recognition that if you engage in journalism, you're a journalist, with all of the attendant rights, privileges, and protections. (See Apple v. Does.)
Bloggers are entitled to free speech. We're working to shield you from frivolous or abusive threats and lawsuits. Internet bullies shouldn't use copyright, libel, or other claims to chill your legitimate speech. (See OPG v. Diebold.)
Bloggers have the right to political speech. We're working with a number of other public-interest organizations to ensure that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) doesn't gag bloggers' election-related speech. We argue that the FEC should adopt a presumption against the regulation of election-related speech by individuals on the Internet, and interpret the existing media exemption to apply to online media outlets that provide news reporting and commentary regarding an election -- including blogs. (See our joint comments to the FEC [PDF, 332K].)
Bloggers have the right to stay anonymous. We're continuing our battle to protect and preserve your constitutional right to anonymous speech online, including providing a guide to help you with strategies for keeping your identity private when you blog. (See How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else).)
Bloggers have freedom from liability for hosting speech the same way other web hosts do. We're working to strengthen Section 230 liability protections under the Communications Decency Act (CDA) while spreading the word that bloggers are entitled to them. (See Barrett v. Rosenthal.)
If you'd like to spread the word about our work, consider adding an EFF Bloggers' Rights Badge to your blog or website. reported on 12-19-2010: "The United Nations is now joining the Obama administration and Democratic commissioners on the FCC in an attempt to regulate the Internet, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.
"The U.N. is reacting to concerns of member governments, including the United States, that the Internet has made companies like WikiLeaks possible, while the FCC is more concerned about conservative news outlets on the Internet that are increasingly undermining government attempts to control the news through sympathetic mainstream media outlets," Corsi wrote.
"What is at stake is the future of electronic free-speech rights, as governments around the world realize how much less control government authorities have with a robust and critical press able to operate freely on the Internet."
The United States Justice Foundation sent out an emergency email today with the following message, reprinted in full.

Fellow American Patriot,

This is probably the most urgent email that I have ever sent.

TOMORROW - December 21st - the FCC rules and regulations are slated to take effect.
YOUR Internet freedoms will then VANISH!
This could be the very worst "Merry Christmas" present that you have ever received.

I know, not too many people know about this. That is precisely why YOU must fax every single Member of Congress right now----TOMORROW WILL BE TOO LATE!

Barack Obama has a "Christmas surprise" for the American people. It's based upon the FCC's self-imposed December 21 deadline to implement new Internet rules.

Mr. Obama wants to take control of the Internet through FCC regulation. We're talking about YOUR Internet. YOUR ability to contact your friends. YOUR relatives. And YOUR elected representatives in government.

This "stealth" use of new FCC rules and regulations will sneak up on us just before Christmas. TOMORROW! Quite frankly, not too many people know about this; or took the notion serious because, after all, we have the 1st Amendment to the U. S. Constitution to protect us. Right? Wrong!

The FCC is ready to add the Internet to its "portfolio" of regulated industries. The Obama Administration wants to take control of the Internet tomorrow! (even though the regulations won't "officially" go into effect until after the holidays). FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced that he has circulated "draft rules" that he says will "preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet." No statement---I call it a bald face lie---reflects the vast gulf between the rhetoric and the reality of Obama Administration policy.

Obama's FCC is ready to steal our Internet freedom by simply declaring it has the "right" to regulate it. Here's the underlying problem for Barack Obama. Internet journalists tend to report the news without coloring it with the brush of "political correctness." They challenge the lies that the Obama Administration puts out that the so-called "mainstream media" simply accept and repeat as the truth.

Please, CLICK HERE to send a FAX to every single Member of Congress TODAY, and tell them that they need to exercise their Constitutional authority and oversight over the FCC, by insisting that the FCC postpone the implementation of these new regulations until proper Congressional Committee hearings are held to determine whether the Executive Branch has the Constitutional authority to take over the Internet. Three federal judges in three different cases have already ruled that the Internet deserves the same protection under the First Amendment as printed material receives. AND, please be sure to send a sizeable DONATION to the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) as we keep this Internet freedom issue before the eyes of every Member of Congress. We must not let the federal government continue to whittle away at our Constitutional freedoms!

We must be prepared to do battle with the intrusive FCC federal regulations that will clamp down on our 1st Amendment rights via the Internet. To protect our free speech rights on the Internet, we must fax every single Member of Congress and let them know they must NOT agree to tomorrow's -- December 21st-- regulations! Will you do that for yourself and for the rest of us... today---please? This is so important; let me repeat my request so that you understand the extreme urgency. Because, historically, when government seizes liberty, it's gone forever.

That is precisely why this email is so very, very important. Your response tomorrow, or Wednesday, or sometime after Christmas will absolutely be TOO LATE! These regulations take effect tomorrow, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21ST!

This is extremely CRITICAL.

YOUR First Amendment rights are at stake within hours!

That's what I said: WITHIN HOURS!

I am IMPLORING YOU to act right now.

The Obama Administration has already directed the FCC to begin implementation of these new rules and regulations on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010!

Do you have the guts to stand up to this affront to our individual freedoms?

Will you stand with us right this very moment?

Please, CLICK HERE to send a FAX to every single Member of Congress TODAY and tell them that they need to exercise their Constitutional authority and oversight over the FCC by insisting that the FCC postpone the implementation of these new regulations until proper Congressional Committee hearings are held to determine whether the Executive Branch has the Constitutional authority to take over the Internet. Three federal judges in three different cases have already ruled that the Internet deserves the same protection under the First Amendment as printed material receives. AND, please be sure to send a sizeable DONATION to the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) as we keep this Internet freedom issue before the eyes of every Member of Congress. We must not let the federal government continue to whittle away at our Constitutional freedoms!

According to the Washington Times: "With a straight face, Mr. Genachowski suggested that government red tape will increase the 'freedom' of online services that have flourished because bureaucratic busybodies have been blocked from tinkering with the Web. Ordinarily, it would be appropriate at this point to supply an example from the proposed regulations, illustrating the problem. Mr. Genachowski's draft document has over 550 footnotes and is stamped 'non-public, for internal use only' to ensure that nobody outside the agency sees it until the rules are approved in a scheduled December 21st vote. So much for 'openness.'

Mr. Obama will use the FCC plans to implement control of cyberspace by issuing regulations. He blatantly insists that he has the right to regulate the Internet through the FCC---which regulates the other electronic mediums: radio and television. What Mr. Obama really means is that as long as the American people have unfettered access to the Internet, he cannot continue to spread his propaganda and bald face lies without being challenged, and he will be a one-term visitor at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Make no mistake; Barack Hussein Obama is very determined to undermine the 1st Amendment by seizing cyber-control of Internet free speech under the disguise of making sure our safety and our security are of prime importance. The recent WikiLeaks fiasco has helped him to rationalize this tremendous increase of government control to the American public.

Freedom and openness should continue to be the governing principles of the Internet. That's why Mr. Genachowski's December 21 proposals should be STOPPED by Members of Congress. In fact, both the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives should make it even clearer that the FCC should STOP trying to expand its REGULATORY EMPIRE and should STOP trying to control our freedom of speech over the internet!

In the administration's zeal to "protect the people," the social progressive zealots in the Obama federal bureaucracy are not averse to writing the rules and regulations like this. It makes a clear statement. It takes away our freedoms on the Internet; but it is all under the claim of "protection."

That's why the proposed FCC Internet rules and regulations---THAT ARE ABOUT TO BE IMPLEMENTED without Congressional legislation being enacted---must be stopped by that Body whose legislative authority has been abridged.
That is why YOU must get involved this very moment!
Please, CLICK HERE to send a FAX to every single Member of Congress TODAY and tell them that they need to exercise their Constitutional authority and oversight over the FCC by insisting that the FCC postpone the implementation of these new regulations until proper Congressional Committee hearings are held to determine whether the Executive Branch has the Constitutional authority to take over the Internet. Three federal judges in three different cases have already ruled that the Internet deserves the same protection under the First Amendment as printed material receives. And, please be sure to send a sizeable DONATION to the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) as we keep this Internet freedom issue before the eyes of every Member of Congress. We must not let the federal government continue to whittle away at our Constitutional freedoms!

Please. Do NOT sit idly by and calmly surrender your freedoms on the Internet. Please fax every single Member of Congress. (And don't forget to give a generous donation to USJF.)

Don't let the Obama Administration give you a government "Merry Christmas" via Internet controls. Send Barack Obama your personal "BAH, HUMBUG!"

Say "Merry Christmas" with a message that STOPS the federal government from crossing that Constitutional line by seizing the Internet. Barrack Hussein Obama blames the Tea Party Revolution, and the results of the 2010 election, on the American conservatives' unfettered access to the Internet. That appears to be the real reason that the Obama Administration authorized the FCC power grab to regulate the Internet. Obama talking heads might refer to regulation as a form of "Net Neutrality," or a cyber-version of the "Fairness Doctrine." But, plain and simple, it is plain, old fashioned, censorship of the views of a majority by a frightened minority who want to silence that majority. Are you part of the no-longer "silent" majority which believes that the 1st Amendment protects our right to speak our mind, in the public forum of the Internet, or at a Town Hall meeting? Free speech is free. Don't let anyone regulate your right to speak. Get involved. Now. Today.

Please, CLICK HERE to send a FAX to every single Member of Congress TODAY and tell them that they need to exercise their Constitutional authority and oversight over the FCC by insisting that the FCC postpone the implementation of these new regulations until proper Congressional Committee hearings are held to determine whether the Executive Branch has the Constitutional authority to take over the Internet. Three federal judges in three different cases have already ruled that the Internet deserves the same protection under the First Amendment as printed material receives. AND, please be sure to send a sizeable DONATION to the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) as we keep this Internet freedom issue before the eyes of every Member of Congress. We must not let the federal government continue to whittle away at our Constitutional freedoms!

When it comes to the Internet, bipartisan majorities in Congress have insisted on maintaining a strict hands-off policy whenever the left has proposed legislation to impose censorship through regulation. A federal appeals court confirmed this in April, by striking down the FCC's last attempt to do it. In order for the FCC to take this control, it needs Congress to give it explicit statutory authority to do so. Since they have chosen not to, Mr. Obama intends to just do it himself. The Obama Administration is overstepping its Constitutional boundaries? These proposed regulations prove that!
December 21 is only ONE DAY away.
That's why we must Fax every Member of Congress, RIGHT NOW, to stop this government intrusion into our private, on-line, communications. We have not witnessed this kind of government intrusion since FDR tried to regulate newspapers in 1933.

Freedom of the Press is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Federal judges have ruled specifically that the Internet has the exact same freedoms. But the Obama Administration is trying to control the Internet... and YOU!

On December 1, with an impending implementation on December 21st, Mr. Genachowski announced to the media that he had circulated his draft rules memo. He said it will "... preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet," adding that the federal government will increase the freedom of online services because, he noted, heavy use in some areas of the Internet slow the "web experience" for everyone sharing the same information superhighway lines.

Even though that may be partially true, the United States government should not dictate to us what we can and cannot do on the Internet. Period.

Will you assist us to make sure that our Internet remains OURS, not Barack Obama's?

Please, give us your support, right now, by faxing every Member of Congress.

Although the federal judiciary (with decisions by three separate federal judges in three different cases!) has extended First Amendment protection to the Internet, Barack Obama believes that he has the executive authority, WITHOUT legislation enacted by Congress, to arbitrarily regulate who uses cyberspace and what access they may enjoy, based entirely on the content of the material that they wish to publish there. If this isn't a violation of our basic rights as Americans, I do not know what is!

I must hear from you NOW!

Thank you for your desire to keep the Internet FREE of government control

Gary G. Kreep, Esq.
Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation

P. S. - At USJF, our goal is to keep a watchful eye on the unlawful expansion of government. That's why we must keep the Internet totally free from FCC rules and regulations. Please respond ASAP, as these regulations will go into effect TOMORROW on December 21, 2010. Send the FCC our version of "Merry Christmas!"

Please, CLICK HERE to send a FAX to every single Member of Congress TODAY and tell them that they need to exercise their Constitutional authority and oversight over the FCC by insisting that the FCC postpone the implementation of these new regulations until proper Congressional Committee hearings are held to determine whether the Executive Branch has the Constitutional authority to take over the Internet. Three federal judges in three different cases have already ruled that the Internet deserves the same protection under the First Amendment as printed material receives. AND, please be sure to send a sizeable DONATION to the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) as we keep this Internet freedom issue before the eyes of every Member of Congress. We must not let the federal government continue to whittle away at our Constitutional freedoms!
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Florence, Kentucky: Will your noise ordinances conflict with your new mosque?

If the proposed mosque on Cayton Rd. in Florence, Kentucky is ever built there will be another test over the superiority of Islamic Sharia Law and the civil laws governing our country. The city council governing the City of Florence, Kentucky passed the buck when the zoning and building permits for this mosque were approved because they didn't want to get involved with the religious rights of the local Muslims. But the city council had no idea what they are allowing to happen. Now, as the following story reveals, they better reexamine their noise ordinances and see if they conflict with the religious rights they didn't want to get involved with and the rights of the non-Muslim residents of the surrounding area. Here is the text of the Florence ordinances covering noise.
     It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace and safety of others, within the limits of the city.

C)     Loud speakers, amplifiers for advertising. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used, or operated of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is case upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting the attention of the public to any building or structure.
As the decidedly Politically Incorrect web site Bare Naked Islam quips: "Yes, there ARE some benefits to having a mosque in your neighborhood. You can throw away your alarm clock because you will be awakened at 6AM each day to what Barack Hussein Obama calls the prettiest sound on earth – the Muslim Call to Prayer. And you can hear it again four more times a day."

Here's a description of the project in question from the Northern Kentucky Enquirer followed by a Google Maps photo of the surrounding residential neighborhood:

The site is identified as a 5.58-acre parcel at 900 Cayton Road in Florence. It is in the section that runs between Mall Road and Hopeful Church Road, behind Kroger and the former Hollywood Video site. Click the picture for a larger view.

The web site TPMMuckraker reported on August 20th this year: "Rep. Geoff Davis (R) is Florence's congressional representative. Like many Republicans, he's opposed to the Cordoba House project in New York. "Plans to construct a mosque near the Ground Zero memorial site, where thousands of Americans lost their lives due to a radical Islamic terrorist group attack, is not only insensitive but provocative," he told the Enquirer yesterday."
"But when it comes to the mosque project in his home district, Davis seems a bit more cautious. "So long as the appropriate state and local rules have been followed, this is permissible under the establishment clause regarding freedom of religion in the First Amendment of the Constitution," Davis said of the Florence mosque."
The following details come from two web sites that track the spread of Islam in America, Bare Naked Islam and Logan's Warning.
Chris from Logan’s Warning videotaped the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque at 6AM in the morning in a densely populated neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY at Fulton Street and Bedford Avenue. The video is shaky at first because he started the recording while pulling the camera from his bag. It is not as important as the sound track because it is the amplified “call to prayer” that is the subject of the annoyance, so turn on your speakers to better appreciate it. And remember, when Muslims are given permission to practice their religion in the way the are accustomed to, your right to live in your home and enjoy your peace and quiet become secondary. Also, by the way, you can Google "Muslim call to prayer" and listen to similar amplified recordings from all over the world.
While it isn't part of the conflict over any noise ordinances, it is interesting to note what else goes on at this mosque in Brooklyn. This also comes from Logan's Warning. Here is an excerpt from a speech given by one of the imams from the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, a convert to Islam originally known as Jeffrey Kearse, that clearly shows how well they desire to become good citizens:
“…And [Allah] declared ‘Whoever is at war with my friends, I declare war on them.’ … Your true friend is Allah, the messenger, and those who believe…. Hear what I’m telling you well. The Americans are not your friends. The Canadians are not your friends. The Europeans are not your friends. Your friend is Allah, the messenger, and those who believe. These people will never be satisfied with you until you follow their religion.”
Truly, the good people of Florence, Kentucky can look forward to some exciting days ahead. As I have previously mentioned, the source of the financing behind this proposed mosque has not been revealed. The Kentucky Enquirer newspaper reported last August that Mohammed Zineddin, the president of the Mercy Foundation that purchased the property on Cayton Rd. was out of the country and unavailable for comment. The majority of mosques being built across America have been financed by the Saudi Arabian government and carry a stipulation that the fundamentalist form of Islam, the most radical variation called Wahhabism, must be preached in these mosques. According to Wikipedia, Wahhabi is described as follows:
"Wahhabism" (this pure form of Islam) is the dominant form of Islam in Saudi Arabia. It has developed considerable influence in the Muslim world in part through Saudi funding of mosques, schools and social programs.

A study conducted by the NGO Freedom House found Wahhabi publications in mosques in the United States. These publications included statements that Muslims should not only "always oppose" infidels "in every way", but "hate them for their religion ... for Allah's sake", that democracy "is responsible for all the horrible wars of the 20th century", and that Shia and certain other non-Wahhabi Muslims were infidels.
UPDATED 8-25-2013
Because this post keeps receiving interested search requests, I thought some new information would be helpful. Here is a new story about the raucous amplified call to prayer problem from Orlando, Florida.

FLORIDA: Councilman warns of eardrum shattering, skin-crawling, “wailing” Muslim Call to Prayer if proposed plan for a mosque is approved

Clermont City Council member Ray Goodgame told supporters that Islamic group’s plans to build a mosque in south Lake County is “bad news” and warned of “wailing music” if the mosque becomes a reality. The Islamic Center of Clermont, which had tried, but failed, to get planning approval for an Islamic center last year, is at it again.

Orlando Sentinel  Goodgame, first elected in 2004 and re-elected last week, raised questions about the potential mosque in a newsletter he emails to supporters. He called it “bad news” that the Islamic group had bought the property and has submitted preliminary plans for its project.

“Their wailing music may become a nuisance to many,” Goodgame commented in his newsletter.

Here: New York City: 29th Street & Broadway
And here: Brooklyn: 5 times a day at Masjid At-Taqwa starting at 6AM
And here: Brooklyn: Masjid Nur al-Islam 5 times a day: