Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dr. Seuss's Political Cartoons

A catalog of Dr. Seuss's political cartoons is HERE. After clicking on "Enter," be sure to access the small-print index at the top of the new page for graphics other than those on the opening page.

Just imagine how Dr. Seuss could have satirized and demonized Islamofascism!

[Hat-tip to Little Miss Chatterbox at THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS]

Sunday, January 28, 2007

The WaPo Overlooks Hindu Rites

Graphic from Wikipedia

The following letter appeared in the Washington Post on Saturday, January 28, 2007:
In recent months, The Post has covered various religious, cultural and ethnic events in the Washington area and around the world. There have been local and international stories about Muslim festivals.

But The Post doesn't seem to be covering the festivals of other religions. I saw not a word in November about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. It is one of the biggest Indian festivals and is significant in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. I come from India, a secular democracy, where several major Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian religious festivals are national holidays and are extensively covered by the media.

Now millions of Hindus are bathing in the holy river Ganges in India on the occasion of Ardh Kumbh Mela, celebrated every 12 years; more than 70 million are expected by the end of the festival. Why has there not been a single report in The Post?

-- Anila Vohra
Falls Church
I confess my own ignorance about Diwali. This article in Wikipedia provides details about the festival which apparently the Washington Post apparently ignored in the newspaper's zeal to "educate" readers about Islam.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

On ABC News

I didn't see the broadcast, but according to this report,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2007 — - Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil....

"This appears to be the first hard evidence al Qaeda in Iraq was trying to attack us here at home," said ABC News consultant Richard Clarke, former chief counterterrorism adviser on the U.S. National Security Council....

"Anyone willing to go to Iraq to fight American troops is probably willing to try to come to the United States," Clarke said.
Let's hope that those applying for student visas are properly checked!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Domestic Slavery In McLean?

See this from the Washington Post and this from the ACLU's web site for information about a civil lawsuit filed against a Kuwaiti diplomat and his wife.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Smokescreen: Hezbollah in America

Saturday, January 20, at 8:00 P.M., EST, on Fox News Channel. Read more HERE.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Monitoring Immigration Status

Mukit Hossain probably won't like the recent proposal from the Herndon Town Council. According to this item in the January 13, 2007 Washington Post, Herndon, Virginia — which runs a taxpayer-funded center — is seeking a firm not only to manage the center but also to check the status of workers:
The Herndon Town Council has voted to solicit proposals from employment firms interested in operating the town's center for day laborers.

The council, which has promised to crack down on illegal immigration, is looking for a firm that will require workers to present documentation proving that they are in the country legally. Project Hope & Harmony, which operates the Herndon Official Workers Center with Reston Interfaith, does not require extensive documentation....
See additional information about Project Hope and Harmony here and here.

According to Mukit Hossain, founder of Project Hope and Harmony in his May 14, 2006 letter to the Washington Post, humanitarian concerns trump checking on immigration status:
...We felt it was a moral imperative to help those who badly needed help and to solve a community problem with the help of members of that community. Sadly, opponents of the site say that it serves illegal immigrants...The site has done its intended job....But apparently it doesn't matter how well the site works...

Some say the laborers would be better served by returning home and perhaps trying to come back as legal immigrants. Some say they don't want the "illegals" to be put on a path to legalization. But the more I hear these opinions, the more I see them for what they really are: bigotry.
How is the enforcement of the rule of law "bigotry"? Or is the use of the term "bigotry" merely the best way to shut up oppposition in our politically correct society?

A section of today's item in the Washington Post echoes Hossain's views, but without hurling the accusation of bigotry:
Opponents of the plan warned that it could drive immigrant laborers back to the town's streets to look for work. The center opened in 2005 in response to complaints about workers congregating in a 7-Eleven parking lot near downtown.
Laborers might also decide to return to their own countries instead of hitting the street, particularly if local law-enforcement is involved in checking immigration status.

Only one member of the Herndon Town Council voted against the proposal for management of the center to check immigration status. Meanwhile, Herndon has applied for training for the local police to begin enforcing immigration laws.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A First In Maryland

From a January 11, 2007 article in the Washington Times:
ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland's first Muslim lawmaker took office yesterday, saying he was proud to make history but was not interested in being known only for his religion.

Delegate Saqib Ali, Montgomery Democrat, encountered few problems during his campaign, but a protester stood outside his house in August with an anti-Muslim poster and a T-shirt that read: "This mind is an Allah-free zone."
If I recall correctly, Mr. Ali, after his victory last November, declared that he didn't much discuss his religious affiliation, but instead downplayed it so as to have a better chance to win the election.

According to the above-cited article,

"Occasionally people would ask if I was Muslim, but most of the time it was a curiosity, not an obstacle," said Mr. Ali, a software engineer who until now has never held elected office.


There was no religious controversy as Mr. Ali took the oath of office with his colleagues. Maryland lawmakers do not hold their hands on a religious text while taking office....


Mr. Ali wants to work on transportation issues and to pass a bill making it tougher for companies to track information and buying habits of private citizens. He also wants his constituents to know he is just like them....
The question remains as to which ideology trumps which. According to numerous apostate Muslims, separating Islam from other aspects of life is an impossibility.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Monday Night On PBS

From the PBS web site:
"Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence"

Monday, January 8, 2007

10 - 11:00 pm

Sixty years after the Holocaust, many parts of the world are experiencing a dramatic resurgence of anti-Semitism. This documentary explores the roots of anti-Semitism and examines how and why it continues to flourish today. (CC, Stereo)
Watch the broadcast to see how PBS deals with this topic.

[Hat-tip to Nanc]

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Write Your Elected Representatives!

(The following is a long read. Please take the time!)

Received via email from the author of Escape! From an Arab Marriage: Horror Stories of Women Who Fled From Abusive Muslim Husbands, with a few links added:

5 January 2007

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
235 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

House Representative John Conyers
5426 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker of the House Pelosi and House Representative Conyers:

I understand that you are co-sponsoring the “End Racial Profiling Act” and that, among other things, this is prompted by the expulsion of six Muslim imams from an airlines in the United States because of their provocative behavior.

Do you realize that you are being misdirected by CAIR and other Muslims about what is labeled “racial profiling”? Race has nothing whatsoever to do with the problem. It is the demonstrated and proven behavior patterns that we are trying to bring under control and eliminate. Color and ethnic descent do not matter—but what does matter is the ongoing, demonstrated behavior patterns of violence, murder, and continuous determination of destroy this wonderful, beautiful, and free country and yank it back to the religious nightmare of 6th century Islam.

Are you aware that Muslim imams are not just religious clerics of their belief system as are the clerics of the various Christian and Buddhist churches? Imams are very much political players who have been proven to continually preach and promulgate murder of all infidels and Jews. They preach the Qur’anic requirements of hate, violence, lying, and deceit where non-Muslims are concerned, and loyalty and allegiance only to Islam in the United States and in every country in which they are to be found. It is they who promote subversion and endless war against anyone and everyone who is not Muslim because it is the goal of every “good” Muslim to Islamize every country in the world. If every imam was expelled from the United States, the incidence of terrorist activities, planned subversions, dissemination of hate literature to all age groups, and the health and prosperity of Muslim terrorist groups would decrease exponentially. None of this has to do with “race”. It has to do with thinking patterns, incitement to murder, and violent overthrow of our country’s government and institutions fought for and won for us by our Founding Fathers.

If you wish to verify what I am saying, check with (1) Daniel Pipes, Ph.D., author of Militant Islam Comes to America among many other seminal texts on the subject, and the foremost Islamic scholar in the United States, (2) Robert Spencer, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and The Truth About Muhammed, and an authority on the reality of Islam, who has 20 years’ background in Islamic studies—so much so that no Muslim will consent to a public debate on the subject with him, and recipient of death threats on a regular basis, (3) Ali Sina, Ph.D., Director of Faith Freedom International and an ex-Muslim who has received hundreds of death threats for telling the truth and welcoming apostates, (4) Walid Shoebat, author of Why I Left Jihad, and an ex-Muslim who, because he preaches the truth about Islam everywhere in the world, is the recipient of thousands of death threats (5) Bat Ye’or, author of Eurabia,and Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide, among others, and the foremost scholar on dhimmitude (institutionalized subjugation and subsequent degradation of non-Muslims in Islam) in the world who writes under a pseudonym to protect herself from assassination by Muslims, (6) Laura Mansfield, translator of His Own Words: A Translation of the Writings of Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri (Second-in-Command of al Qaeda) and One Nation Under Allah: The Islamic Invasion of America, and a recognized analyst of Muslim terrorism and never photographed for her own protection, (7) Steven Emerson, author of American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us and Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the US, and a terrorist group analyst living in hiding because of death threats, (8) Joseph Farrah, an ex-Muslim, author of Taking America Back, and director of World Net Daily, (9) Ayaan Hirsi Ali, co-creator of the film “Submission” and author of The Caged Virgin, recipient of hundreds of death threats, now living in the United States and working at the American Enterprise Institute right there in Washington, DC, (10) Serge Trifkovic, Ph.D., author of The Sword of Islam . . .if you wish more verifiable sources, please let me know.

Are you also aware that there is an umbrella game plan for destruction of the freedom and independence of every person in the United States (and in every other free country) called “The Project”? It is the same pattern that Muslims have used for centuries to infiltrate and destroy every society with which they came into contact.

Anis Shorrosh, Ph.D., an ex-Muslim, has an excellent version of “The Project” which is in actuality the classic game plan for societal destruction which he calls the “20-Year Plan for USA: Islam Targets America”. Muslim invaders have used this same methodology ever since the 7th century in their ruthless destruction of non-Muslim societies. It can be found on at least 14 different websites. Go to Google and put in 20-year plan for USA and it will come up in dozens of entries. Dr. Shorrosh also receives death threats for telling the truth about what we face in this country and must live at five different addresses in the course of each year so the Muslims cannot find him to kill him.

These resources are provided so that both of you can verify what I am saying for yourselves. However, to make it easier for you, I am enclosing a copy of the Front Page Magazine article by Patrick Poole called “The Muslim Brotherhood ‘Project’” and the translation from the French of “The Project” itself also found in Front Page Magazine. Compare it with Dr. Shorrosh’s 20-Year Plan (also enclosed) and draw your own conclusions about the purpose of the many offices of CAIR, the huge Muslim walled enclaves are mini-Saudi kingdoms inside our country, and the ever-growing Muslim colonies in Virginia, Michigan, and California, just to mention some of the largest and boldest foci of subversion of this country.

Samuel Huntington, Ph.D., author of The Clash of Civilizations, after years of research into Islamic societal characteristics throughout history, was confronted with the undeniable conclusion that “Islam’s borders are bloody and so are its innards.”

Another resource you can use to inform yourself further is the DVD (readily available on called “Islam: What the West Needs to Know: An Examination of Islam, Violence, and the Fate of the Non-Muslim World”. It is not a boring presentation--it will likely give you nightmares.

House Speaker Pelosi, if your remarks in the press release on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, titled “Real Security for All Americans is Democrats’ First Priority” truly mirror your concern, you will follow up on the resources I have suggested, especially the DVD, and you will re-think your eagerness to instigate the act which will allow free and unfettered access to the United States of every single terrorist in the world.

This is not a matter of racism and the Muslims well know it. They are playing games with semantics, and the present concern for political correctness with its associated terminology in the United States which, by the way, has no legal basis and cannot exist in this country because of our Bill of Rights guaranteeing freedom of speech and right of assembly wherever about whatever subject.

Muslim activists are practicing double-speak, using words that have a particular meaning and association in this country to make it appear that they are saying one thing while, in reality, in their frames of reference, mean something entirely different. For example, the simple word ‘justice’. We define the term as equal and fair treatment for all concerned regardless of ethnicity, religion, color, etc. In Islam, ‘justice’ means fair treatment for Muslims only. Another example is the term ‘peace’. Americans define it as everyone living and associating with one another without strife and allowing each to pursue his or her own activities without being persecuted. In Islam, ‘peace’ means that everyone alive has been converted to Islam and that the entire society is under Muslim rule. Everyone else is either dead or a dhimmi.

House Representative Conyers, you appear to be more concerned with being re-elected than with protecting the integrity of this country’s freedoms and the preservation of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Do you wish to help create an environment wherein there is wholesale slaughter of non-Muslims (Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Bahais, etc) as is occurring in India where 80 million Hindus have been slaughtered by Muslims, and in Africa where millions of non-Muslim indigenous inhabitants are considered offal to be tortured, maimed, raped, sodomized, and killed at every conceivable opportunity because they are not Muslim?

The longer you pander to the Muslims, the more they will demand from you. I ought to know. I have personal experience with them and if you do not push back and prevent special treatment and recognition for any reason, you will be helping to sell this country out. You will be discarded the instant you are of no further use to your Muslim constituents because anyone who is not Muslim does not count in their thinking. Don’t let flattery and fine words fool you. You are a tool to be used to the furthest extent possible to help with the overthrow of our government to be replaced with Shari’a law, and, from what I have read about your activities, you are falling for it hook, line, and sinker. This is leading you straight to dhimmitude. If you are an American by birth, act like it and do your job in the way that would make our Forefathers proud and confident of your integrity and loyalty to your country.

Neither of you can say that you “did not know” or “could not find out”. I have given you ample resources to check the truth of what CAIR and every Islamist terrorist organization in this country and abroad are really trying to accomplish.

I know for a fact that many of the members of Congress take bribes from the Saudis in the form of promised compensation and “consultantcies” after retirement, usually in the millions of dollars, in return for favorable legislation—or no legislation against Muslim interests. I do not need to mention names because all of you know who you are and who else is taking ‘Judas money’ to betray the United States.

Do not sell us out as Charles DeGaulle did France in the 1970s to the Arab League in return for money and oil because his ego was dented by the wane of French influence and because he wanted to be a dominant figure on the world scene and “show” the United States. He told himself that it was “for France”.

The French people are suffering, and suffering greatly, from the millions of Muslim immigrants who were relocated to French soil with no intention of their adjusting to French culture, obeying French laws, contributing to French economy and well-being, or respecting French people. French girls are being beaten bloody, raped, and sodomized by Muslim males because they aren’t wearing headscarves, there is wholesale destruction of property and churches, the banlieus (Muslim enclaves) in the cities are now a violence-based law unto themselves, and the French police have no control over the huge numbers of Muslim colonies in what was once a country with a lovely ambience which was a delight to any visitor.

Do not allow the Muslims to colonize the United States further. If you do, when they become a majority in America, they will then proceed to declare the United States a Muslim country and move actively to overthrow all of our institutions, replace them with Islamic law, and try to force everyone to convert to Islam by whatever means necessary.

It was Omar Ahmed, the chairman of the board of CAIR, who blatantly stated in an interview, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

Is this what you want for your sons and daughters and your descendants? Is this what you want for our sons and daughters and our descendants? Or is being re-elected and taking bribes to betray the United States of America of more interest to you and the members of Congress?

Sincerely yours,
Author of Escape! From An Arab
Marriage: Horror Stories of Women Who
Fled From Abusive Muslim Husbands
Cassandra also included the following attachments:
Inroads into every country, including the United States, take the form of organizing, funding, and establishing (1) mosques and Islamic schools; (2) providing bought-and-sold imams to preach hatred and contempt for host countries and funding terrorist cells within the mosques; (3) forming Islamist special interest groups such as the Council for American Islamic Relations to lobby for privileges for Muslims alone; (4) infiltrating the media for propaganda and censorship purposes; (5) gaining control of the computer industries to control communications; (6) infiltrating the public educational system by means of textbooks which whitewash and promote Islam; (7) funding entire university Islamic Studies departments chaired by Islamist Ph.D.s and using Islamist professors to teach the Saudi Islamic party line of peace, love, and similarity to Christianity along with lies about the actual mature of Islam and Muhammed; (8) forming Muslim student organizations which purpose it is to keep Muslim foreign students hostile to their host countries, proselytize for Islam, recruit as many new converts as possible, and to set up terrorist cells within the host countries at every opportunity; (9) buying off political leaders with staggering sums of money to influence them to betray their countries and assist in the extinction of their citizens’ national heritages, rights, and freedoms in favor of Islamic dhimmitude; (10) bring fear to the society at large by indiscriminate violence and killings; and (11) establish Muslim rule by force after the fabric of the society and government have been destroyed; (12) threaten to cut off the supply of oil to the United States; (13) terminate American freedom of speech by replacing it with hate crime bills state-wide and nation-wide; (14) Nominate Islamist sympathizers for office; (15) encourage Muslims to penetrate the White House; (16) accelerate Islamic population growth; (17) marry American women and Islamize them, then divorce them and remarry; (18) present resident Muslims as deprived victims of the American system; (19) intimidate anyone who speak out against Islam; (20) open false ‘charities’ and bilk Americans of funding money; and (21) convert angry blacks to militant Islam, but do not tell them that it was the Arabs who originally sold blacks as slaves for centuries; (17) according to Dr. Anis Shorrosh, a former Palestinian terrorist who converted to Christianity and whose knowledge of Islamist goals and strategies for achieving them is firsthand and from experience.
Additional attachments are here and here.

On January 5, 2007, Conservative Beach Girl posted this essay about the importance of knowing the enemy and about fighting that enemy's desire to curtail our freedoms. Last two paragraphs:
Cast off that guilt or shame; shame and guilt are self-defeating and can paralyze you in your efforts. One letter to the editor, one letter to your Congressman, one letter to your Senator advances our cause of keeping our nations free, of keeping the lamp of Liberty bright.

And recall that "gridlock" is a beautiful thing. Support your Congressmen and Senators who support Liberty and Freedom. withdraw support from those who wish to enslave us, who wish to destroy our freedoms, and who wish to appease an implacable foe.
Your letters to your Representative and Senators on Capitol Hill, to editors, to whomever, don't have to be as long as that of Cassandra's. As Conservative Beach Girl has pointed out, you don't have to write mounds of letters. Start by writing just one. Make your voice heard!

Note: See important additional reading at Gates of Vienna's "Free to Say What?"

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ellison To Use Special Koran

Reproduced in its entirety, the following is an item which appeared in the "Style Section" of the January 3, 2007 Washington Post:
Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, found himself under attack last month when he announced he'd take his oath of office on the Koran -- especially from Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who called it a threat to American values.

Yet the holy book at tomorrow's ceremony has an unassailably all-American provenance. We've learned that the new congressman -- in a savvy bit of political symbolism -- will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.

"He wanted to use a Koran that was special," said Mark Dimunation, chief of the rare book and special collections division at the Library of Congress, who was contacted by the Minnesota Dem early in December. Dimunation, who grew up in Ellison's 5th District, was happy to help.

Jefferson's copy is an English translation by George Sale published in the 1750s; it survived the 1851 fire that destroyed most of Jefferson's collection and has his customary initialing on the pages. This isn't the first historic book used for swearing-in ceremonies -- the Library has allowed VIPs to use rare Bibles for inaugurations and other special occasions.

Ellison will take the official oath of office along with the other incoming members in the House chamber, then use the Koran in his individual, ceremonial oath with new Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Keith is paying respect not only to the founding fathers' belief in religious freedom but the Constitution itself," said Ellison spokesman Rick Jauert.

One person unlikely to be swayed by the book's illustrious history is Goode, who released a letter two weeks ago objecting to Ellison's use of the Koran. "I believe that the overwhelming majority of voters in my district would prefer the use of the Bible," the Virginia Republican told Fox News, and then went on to warn about what he regards as the dangers of Muslims immigrating to the United States and Muslims gaining elective office.

Yeah, but what about a Koran that belonged to one of the greatest Virginians in history? Goode, who represents Jefferson's birthplace of Albemarle County, had no comment yesterday.
Thomas Jefferson was noted for his research on all religions. He could also have read the Koran for the purpose of doing research related to the motivation of the Barbary Pirates.

It is unlikely that Mr. Ellison will mention the following when he holds that special Koran in his photo-op ritual:
Jefferson was always reluctant to reveal his religious beliefs to the public, but at times he would speak to and reflect upon the public dimension of religion....


...[A]s he writes to William Short on October 31, 1819, he was convinced that the fragmentary teachings of Jesus constituted the "outlines of a system of the most sublime morality which has ever fallen from the lips of man."...
In contrast, Mr. Ellison does not hesitate in proclaiming his religious preferences. See "Ellison: Muslim Activism As Part Of Allah's Plan."

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Muslim Solidarity With Day Laborers

Last month CAIR cited this December 25, 2006 Washington Post article. Excerpt:
David Reyes came in the early chill yesterday to look for work at Herndon's day-laborer center, an almost daily routine for the 35-year-old immigrant from El Salvador. Instead of a Christmas Eve job, he found an unexpected holiday dinner.

With several dozen other men who waited for the possibility of an afternoon gig, he munched on richly seasoned chicken and vegetables, salad and cake provided by a group of Muslim activists who wanted to support Northern Virginia's less fortunate.

Yesterday, the Northern Virginia Muslim Council focused on the town's largely Hispanic day laborers, who have been at the center of so much political passion in recent months.

"It's nice to see that someone cares, that we're supported when we look for work," Reyes said through an interpreter as he sipped on eggnog and sat with a small group of men who laughed and joked as they ate. He said he was aware of the heated rhetoric that has accompanied the day laborers in the town. "We just come to work, to make a living," he said, "and sometimes it feels like we are not wanted."...
The Herndon Day Laborer Center caused quite a political upheaval as residents of the Herndon area voiced objections to a taxpayer-funded site which did not require immigrant workers to show proof of legal presence:
In August 2005, after weeks of bitter community debate, the Town Council voted to open a publicly funded center to help a burgeoning population of immigrant day laborers find work.

About nine months later, town voters unseated Mayor Michael O'Reilly and two council members who had supported establishing the center. They were replaced by critics of the center who want to ensure that it does not cater to illegal immigrants.

Now led by Mayor Stephen J. DeBenedittis, the council is searching for an operator for the center that will require workers to show legal documentation. This year, town officials considered applying for a federal program that would train some police officers to enforce U.S. immigration law, including the initiation of deportation proceedings.

Organizers of yesterday's dinner had two goals: to show solidarity with the laborers and spread holiday cheer to those in need.
A bit of mixing of politics with Christmas dinner, though the meal was not likely called by that name; the article makes consistent reference to "holiday meal." Any ham for this "holiday meal"?

Continuing now with the article, which has the obligatory quote from Mukit Hossain, about which Northern Virginiastan has blogged here, here, and here:
"These are people who are trying to put food on the table," said Mukit Hossain, who also founded Project Hope and Harmony, which runs the hiring center and which the council wants to replace.

"There has been quite a brouhaha over these men, but at the end of the day, we have a moral obligation to reach out and support them," Hossain said...
Mr. Hossain and some of his cohorts appear to care little about illegal immigration, whether or not it is a holiday season.

Charity is a beautiful thing, but so is the rule of law.