IAEA warns of secret "activities" in Iran

Head of nuclear inspections at the International Atomic Energy Agency Herman Nackaerts has been reported as saying there are ongoing "actitities" at Parchin in Iran which the IAEA are currently unable to inspect. Iran insists that its nuclear work is entirely peaceful but despite two rounds of talks, refuses to allow inspectors into their nuclear facility at Parchin.

A previous IAEA report claims they have information to the effect that Iran has built a containment chamber at Parchin, something which would be needed to conduct tests necessary to develop a nuclear weapon. According to the IAEA, there are "strong indicators of possible weapon development" in Iran.

Source: The Scotsman (accessed 01.03 GMT 01/03/12)

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PatriotUSA will be gone for a few days

Just a quick note that I will gone for about a week. As I do not have a laptop or notebook or tablet I may or may not have access to my friend's computer when I am there. So I may or may not be able to do any posting.

An actual holiday break of sorts, the first in over two years. This would not have been possible without the help of two very good friends who helped out in so many ways.

I will return, for sure!!!

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The oppression of women in Islam

When you hear or witness some brainwashed islamist spouting how islam upholds and 'protects' the rights women and girls, steer them towards these videos.

Endearing, touching verses that showcase the 'value' of women in regard to men and the second class status of the women of islam.

A women's legal testimony is worth only worth half of that of a man:
"Get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her." (2:282)

Son's inheritance will be twice the size of that of a daughter:
"allah (thus directs you as regards your children's(inheritance): to the male, a potion equal to that of two females." ( 4:11)

Women are to be no more than a possession for men, a field to be tilled or cultivated:
"Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilth as ye will (2:223)


Continued oppression of the sub-human woman in Islamic societies *GRAPHIC*

Qur’an (2:228) – “and the men are a degree above them [women]”


From Counter Jihad Knights.

Hat tip: Operation YouTube "Islamism" Smackdown

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The Muslim war against Europe

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Another Take on the Garden Grove Mosque Event

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Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Red County (Colony Rabble)

Steve Amundson, who also attended the town hall at the Islamic Center of Orange County on February 19, has written his own account of the event in Red County.


I heartily concur with Steve's description of the event. It was disgraceful.

More on the Garden Grove Mosque Town Hall by Karen Lugo

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Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Town Hall

My friend and colleague Karen Lugo, a constitutional law expert, has written an article in Town Hall on the Sharia event last week at the Islamic Center of Orange Country. Take particular note of answers given by Imam Muzammil Siddiqi.


"As I asked him when Muslims would assume a leadership role in repudiating human rights abuses in the name of sharia, he gave rationalizations on how everyone suffered during the revolution in Egypt. He said that country and customs must be taken into consideration when assessing the application of sharia as he also offered that not all governments or actors in Muslim countries follow sharia."

Of course. You see, here is the sticking point. It is true that Muslims living as a minority in non-Muslim countries are told to obey the local laws-as long as they do not interfere with a Muslim's ability to obey God-as expressed in the statement published by the Fiqh Council of North America, which was read by Siddiqi himself. (He is director of FCNA). That itself is a big enough hole to drive a bus through. It is when Muslims achieve majority status that Sharia comes into play-according to the design of the Islamists. Siddiqi himself has been quoted as wishing for the eventual rule of Sharia and Islam world-wide. Of course, he knows he will never live to see it, but it is a long-range mission to him to be achieved peacefully through immigration, demographics, Dawa (outreach) and conversion. How many Muslims are there out there who came here so they would not have to live under Sharia? And now they have people like Siddiqi trying to bring it into our own legal system and using hacks like Maxine Waters and Loretta Sanchez to further their cause.

When asked about what is happening around the world today, the best he can do is mumble about considering the conditions in certain countries at certain points in time. Wonderful.

Muzammil Siddiqi, like Abdul Faisal Rauf, is a master dissembler, who has convinced gullible non-Muslims that he is a moderate. He is not. His associations with proven radicals goes back many years and continues today. He has his fingers in most of the suspicious Islamic organizations in the US today (ISNA, NAIT, and the Figh Council to name a few). The fingerprints of the Muslim Brotherhood are over Siddiqi's associations. What Siddiqi is engaging in is taqiyya (deception).

From a Free Republic to Mordor-Prove me wrong

If any of you are on the fence about obama and the job he has done for our country (notice I did NOT say good or excellent job), not sure how you might be planning to vote in this year's election, then this next article is a must read. For those of us who are determined to do all we can to keep obama from stealing and rigging his way into a second term, this is a must read. 

This confirms and leaves no doubt that obama must be defeated this November. One thing is for certain, guaranteed if you want to use the word (it fits the crime), the obama regime will do any and everything to stay in power. obama, his overlords like George Soros, and the brainwashed masses will register even more dead people, intimidate, scare off as many voters as possible who want to vote him out of office, away from the polls.

Think about what four more years of obama will do to our country. Think about what another term of obama, the first muslim, illegal alien POTUS will do to the future that we will be leaving our children. This is a nightmare that we can end in November by voting obama out of office. If we fail, then the nightmare that is obama, will keep on returning like the nightmare that it really is.


How does he get away with this?
By RadioPatriot

I have no doubt whatsoever that public knowledge of the following has to occasionally make Obama nervous and apprehensive, smoking butts like a chimney. Perhaps that’s why he’s rumored to be kept sedated. Xanax, anyone? Prove me wrong.

Obama spends million of tax payer dollars to defend himself against all comers in at least two dozen lawsuits demanding to see his records. So far, no court in America will hear the case on its merits. Prove me wrong.

Like pimps, his handlers keep their money-maker under their control, toe-ing the line with tried and true drugs of choice: ego, power, perks, male lovers, and crack cocaine. Prove me wrong.

The “community organizer” and his “wife” have never had it so good. Vacay, anyone? Taxpayer-underwritten campaign trips? Millions of dollars for Madame Michelle’s entourage of make up artists and courtesans? Private schools for their spawn?

What ever it takes to keep their boy and his beard sweet.

The stick. His handlers know ALL his dirty little secrets. After all, they’re the ones who picked and groomed him for the job. Obama must live every day of his life in a prison of apprehension, knowing they can and will blow his cover and bury him if they want to. Knowing that as long as he does what his Blackberry tells him, he’s home free for another day. And just as added insurance, his putative wife Michelle is paid in perks to hover close by, making sure he doesn’t screw up the deal. You could say agent Michelle’s earning her “compensation” as Obama’s “bodyguard”, his minder. Prove me wrong.

So with assurances from his handlers, their handmaidens in the media, and members of Congress (including your representatives and mine) that they will keep his secrets, close their eyes, ignore his Constitutional ineligibility, have his back, and protect him from scrutiny or accountability, Barack Hussein Obama, son of a Kenyan Muslim, has nothing to worry about. After all, since the 2008 campaign, he’s been untouched, and untouchable, hasn’t he?

Not only do Obama’s handlers control the propaganda, they’ll sic the U.S. Federal agencies, including the IRS, DoJ, DHS, HHS, and the entire judicial system on anyone or any group that threatens their puppet agent in the White House. Their army of jackbooted union and New Black Panther thugs will utterly destroy you if they perceive you to be a threat to their mission. Welcome to 1938.

The Marxist machine has made sure the 2012 election will tilt in his favor. They’ve dredged up the dead to secure and stuff the ballot boxes, assuring themselves another four years with Teleprompter Boy at the helm to polish off what they’ve been working at for decades — the systematic dismantling and utter destruction of our Republic, delivering us into their vision of a socialist utopia. Mordor. Prove me wrong.

Meanwhile, cluck, cluck, cluck…

They’re counting on us chickens, the dumb-clucks, to keep pecking at our corn, i.e. the misinformation the propaganda media feeds us. Keepin’ em dumb on the farm, as it were. They will use any and all weapons in their arsenal to destroy those of us who are cognizant — the tea party movement, for example. Their accomplices in Congress will enable them to destroy the means by which “we the people” keep each other informed, connected, and educated — the Internet. Prove me wrong.

Is it hopeless for us? Is there any recourse for us? Those with clarity of vision say there is, but we must act fast. This Patriot says the country is like an airplane on course for a spectacular crash and the time for Americans to act is NOW while we can still control the unavoidable, painful, crushing impact that’s coming:

A federal tax strike. Stop paying federal taxes. Stop feeding the beast.

Look to Poland’s Solidarity movement. Work stoppage. Strike. Paralyze the system.

Get our troops out of the Middle East. Then, in an act of charity for freedom lovers worldwide, turn their cities into glass, one by one, until they understand that Islam/Sharia will not gain a foothold here or anywhere else.

Barack Hussein Obama’s Impressive List of Accomplishments – Please feel free to prove me wrong. PROVE ME WRONG.

        • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
        • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
        • First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States .
        • First President to violate the War Powers Act.
        • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
        • First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
        • First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
        • First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
        • First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
        • First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
        • First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
        • First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
        • First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space-defunded NASA.
        • First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
        • First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
        • First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
        • First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which State they are allowed to locate a factory.
        • First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
        • First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
        • First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
        • First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
        • First President to golf  73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date & counting.
        • First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
        • First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
        • First President to not know how to properly pronounce Navy ‘corpsman’.
        • First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’-including bowing to foreign rulers.
        • First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.
        • First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.
        • First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) just for his wife.
        • First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
        • First president to not properly salute during the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Persecution Update 26 February 2012

Bad news for an Iranian pastor, the usual harassment in Pakistan, kidnappings in Sudan.

Persecution Update keeps you informed of what is going on in our world concerning persecuted Christians. (Info from Voice of the Martyrs Canada.) Download entire Quicktime movies for showing to your group or church from swordandspirit.com.

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Graves of English and Allied WWII heroes smashed by Libyan Islamists

As muslim and islamic rage from the accidental burning of a few qur'ans in afghanistan spreads across the Middle East, the violence has taken a most nasty turn in Libya. In a Bengazi Military Cemetery, the graves of British and Allied servicemen were smashed and desecrated by libyan islamists. Not to mention the fact that the death toll from muslim rioting over this incident has now reached 24 people killed.

The apologies offered by the West, our military, by a weak and ineffective obama have served no purpose other than to fan the flames of muslim resentment, increasing the rioting and violence that has spread across the Middle East. When one apologizes like obama and the U.S. Military have done to muslims worldwide, it is interpreted as a major weakness by those who follow radical islam. This opens the door to a  more violent response. This is exactly what we have witnessed over the last few days since this incident was first reported. Was it worth it to apologize? Was it worth it to grovel at the feet of a cult of violence, persecution and death? What has the United States gained by apologizing? Not a damn thing in my most humble opinion.

Ragastan, afghanistan has proven itself unworthy and unreliable as a partner in the war against radical islamic/muslim terrorism. pakistan fits right in behind afghanistan, totally worthless and unreliable as a partner in this war.

We should immediately start to pull out of afghanistan. I mean down to the last advisor and aid worker. Every type of aid, (whether it be financial, military, medical, food etc.it does not matter) should be terminated. We could use about 25,000 of our troops to be stationed all along our border with Mexico. The money that we are WASTING on aid to the muslim world and many other countries, could be put to immediate use right here at home. Why bother helping any country that hates us and hates us for what we stand for? We have people going hungry right here at home.
How about Americans first for a change?

Do you think Christians, Jews, Hindus or the followers of other true religions would have reacted in this manner had a few Bibles or other holy books gotten accidentally burned? Would there have been protests so violent that it took the lives of 24 people? Once again, radical islam gives a violent and bloody performance on the global stage.


Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers' Koran burning

Daily Mail UK: A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers.

Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery.

Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan.

Desecrated: The headstones commemorating the deaths of allied servicemen, who fought in the Western Desert campaigns between 1942 to 1943, lay smashed on the ground

                         Sacrifice: Some 1,214 graves are marked in Benghazi War Cemetery

President Obama has apologized to President Karzai for the unintentional burning of the Korans at NATO's main Bagram air base after Afghan laborers found charred copies while collecting rubbish.

White House spokesman Jay Carney sought to counter criticism, telling reporters on board Air Force One: ‘It is wholly appropriate, given the sensitivities to this issue, the understandable sensitivities.’

But it appears to have had little affect on sentiment among many in the Middle East.

Twelve people died today during the bloodiest day yet of protests over the incident.

Immediately after news broke of the incident, more than 2,000 furious Afghans - some chanting ‘die, die foreigners’, other throwing rocks - gathered outside the giant US air base at Bagram, 40 miles north of the capital Kabul, as reports of the burning spread.

Military sources said that books were removed from the library of a nearby detention center because they contained extremist messages. Prisoners had been writing in the books as way of communicating.

Smashed: The mob rampaged through the grave yard after President Barack Obama apologized for U.S. soldiers burning the Koran

Shattered: A gravestone in Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya, bears the scars of the rampaged by Muslims furious over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

The calm before battle: Field Marshal Bernard 'Monty' Montgomery, right, enjoys a brew with troops just 24 hours before the El Alamein during the Western Desert Campaign in north Africa in 1942

There were immediate fears the Taliban and other insurgent groups would try to exploit the claims, using it as a rallying call against US, British and fellow Coalition forces.

The protests come as the FBI announced it has removed hundreds of pages of training documents that painted inaccurate or stereotypical views of Islam.

The counter-terrorism training materials referred to the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam, as a cult leader and included graphs that implied devout Muslims got more violent throughout history, while Jews and Christians became less violent.

                                        Burned: Protesters show copies of the burnt Korans

    Anger: Afghan youth throw stones toward at soldiers shouting 'Allahu akbar, Allahu   akbar'

Source is here.

Hat tip: Nick McAvelly

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The deliberate dumbing down of our education system

Nothing needs to be added to what she is saying. Runs a bit over 9 minutes and well worth your time.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes

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Dad arrested over daughter's gun drawing-Sun News

This is really a sad situation. This occurred in Canada and do not think for one minute that if obama gets a second term, this could very well become our reality here in the States.

Why? Because obama and his gun hating, America hating traitors are hell bent on doing everything they can to strip the 2cd amendment out of the Constitution. You want to see what happens when the right for citizens not own and keep legal weapons is stripped from a country? Look across the pond to England. That is all the proof you will need.

Sun News: Police arrested a Kitchener, Ont., father outside his daughter's school because the four-year-old drew a picture of him holding a gun.

Jessie Sansone told the Record newspaper that he was in shock when he was arrested Wednesday and taken to a police station for questioning over the drawing. He was also strip-searched.

"This is completely insane. My daughter drew a gun on a piece of paper at school," he said.

Officials told the newspaper the move was necessary to ensure there were no guns accessible by children in the family's home. They also said comments by Sansone's daughter, Neaveh, that the man holding the gun in the picture was her dad and "he uses it to shoot bad guys and monsters," was concerning.

Police also searched Sansone's home while he was in custody. His wife and three children were taken to the police station, and the children were interviewed by Family and Children's Services.

Sansone's wife, Stephanie Squires, told the newspaper no one told them why her husband had been arrested.

"He had absolutely no idea what this was even about. I just kept telling them, 'You're making a mistake.'"

Several hours later, Sansone was released without charges.

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My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans-this is a must watch

This is a great video. Ms. Davis pretty much sums up what obama should have said rather than his pathetic apology. I agree with every word this gal has said. Notice the picture of Allen West up on the wall in the upper right hand corner. The death toll in ragastan is now up to 20 people and includes two American military personnel. What a filthy, vermin infested blight on the face of the earth.

Well done Ms. Davis, well done!

Hat tip: The Last Refuge

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“You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right?" NO, we have a dumb ass for POTUS

I was not going to jump into the stupidity of what obama has been saying the last couple of weeks but this one put me over the edge. He is the most arrogant, clueless, STUPID potus this country has ever suffered from. obama is making jimmy 'the dhimmi carter' look absolutely brilliant (in a stupid sort of way).

If obama pops up on the LSM news that I watch for sheer entertainment, I have to change the channel instantly as I cannot stand to listen to his voice, look at him or listen to his foolish and ignorant comments.

We are producing more domestic energy from oil and gas due to new, advanced drilling and extracting methods, not from anything this liar and thief has done in the last three years. Sorry obama, we can drill and mine our way out of this with using EVERYTHING we have at our disposal in terms of our domestic energy supply. Gas, oil, hydroelectric, COAL, nuclear and alternative energy sources as they develop. You get the picture.

About the the rest of your comment: “The American people aren’t stupid.” Well, the American people were stupid enough to elect you in 2008 and may be even stupid enough to elect you to a second term. If the American people are stupid enough to re-elect obama, the first muslim, illegal alien to ever occupy the White House again, shame on the American people sheeple.

The only algae to be found here is what is between obama's big ears.

It remains to be seen if the American people are stupid or not. I did not vote for this loser the first time and would NEVER consider voting for him now.

From CNS News.


Algae? Give me this any day
Obama's Energy Plan -- Algae
By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) - "The American people aren't stupid," President Obama said on Thursday -- as he insisted that drilling for more oil on U.S. territory is "not a strategy to solve our energy challenge."

The president's solution? Algae, for one.

There are no quick fixes to the nation's energy problem, the president said, dismissing Republican calls for more drilling as a "bumper sticker."

"We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance -- algae," the president said at a campaign stop in Florida. "You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing all right."

Obama said the nation could replace up to 17 percent of the oil it imports for transportation with "this fuel that we can grow right here in the United States. And that means greater energy security. That means lower costs. It means more jobs. It means a stronger economy."

Obama's mention of algae drew snorts from one prominent pundit.

Speaking on Fox News with Bret Baier, Charles Krauthammer said he was "impressed by the president's analysis of this situation."

"He talked about something really revolutionary today -- algae -- a $14-million dollar grant for the development of algae. So it's not oil. His solution is algae."

Krauthammer quoted Obama as saying algae can be grown right here in the United states:
"Now it happens that algae will grow anywhere on earth," Krauthammer continued. "It grows in oceans and lakes and ponds and your swimming pools, when the pool man is on vacation, in snow, in ice, on soil, lives well on turtles, sloths, the bark of trees and rocks.

Obama at work
"Now why are we drilling for oil?" Krauthammer continued. "We are the Saudi Arabia of rocks. We have a mountain range called the Rockies, and we are allowing ourselves to be dominated by these oil producers."

In his "energy" speech -- which comes as gasoline prices are zooming toward record levels -- Obama downplayed "annual gas price spikes that happen every year." He said the nation needs an "all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy. Yes, oil and gas, but also wind and solar and nuclear and biofuels, and more."

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The Daily Catch Videos for 2-24-2012: The religion of pieces

It has way too long since I had TDC on here. AJ got all over me today about this so I thought it best if I got one up as soon as possible.

Damn dog!


The Daily Catch Videos for 2-24-2012: The religion of pieces

barack 'oh I am sorry' obama apology tour continues

More Muslim pedophile rape gangs England Feb 21 2012

Muslim sentenced to jail for threatening to decapitate London police

MIchael Coren goes head to head with islam and Toronto mosque

EDL demonstration Manchester 2--22-2012

Former FBI Agent: US Infiltrated at highest levels

CAIR-MI (Video): Township Sued After Rejecting Islamic School Plan

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My Letter to the US Attorney in Los Angeles

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Below is the text of a letter I have sent to Mr Andre Birotte Jr., the US 
Attorney for the Central District of California in Los Angeles concerning
the town hall at the Islamic Center of Orange County on Sunday, in which Mr
Birotte spoke. 

Dear Mr Birotte,

I appreciate your taking the time to chat with me and listen to my concerns last Sunday at the Islamic Center of Orange County in Garden Grove. As promised, I am sending you the information I talked about regarding Imam Muzammil Siddiqi, his past words, as well as his past and present associations. In preparing this, I found it easier to retrieve the information from my own blog postings, which refer to the appropriate sources. The below links are in chronological order, past to most recent. The final link is my own posting and summary on the Garden Grove event.












The point of these links is to show that Imam Siddiqi is not what he represents himself to be and what our leaders have thought him to be. I have met Mr Siddiqi, and I know he comes across as a soft-spoken gentleman. He speaks of equality, tolerance and peace. The above links, however, show that there is much more to his persona.

One of the themes of the event Sunday was that there is a climate of hate against American Muslims. While there is some truth to that, it does not speak for the people who are sincerely concerned about what is happening all over the world and here in America. It does not speak for those that I work with. I do not hate Muslims. The Muslims I know love this country and appreciate the freedoms they enjoy here-freedoms they didn't enjoy in their countries of origin. I do not wish to  see innocent Muslims labeled as terrorists or extremists and  targeted for  discrimination or attack. With certain exceptions, I think Americans have done well in that regard in not holding all American Muslims responsible for what terrorists and jihadists are doing. In fact, speaking as a Christian, I have come to the belief that the group most vulnerable to hate in this country and the world now is Jews. I have seen it first hand while working the past 14 years as an adjunct teacher at UC Irvine. It is what led me to become an activist. To me, it is not a question of practicing hate and intolerance. It is a question of fighting hate and intolerance. That is the direction from which I come.

Yet, there is a problem that we cannot ignore. Aside from terrorist attacks, non-Muslim minorities are subject to hate and violence in Muslim nations like Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and many others. At the same time, there is a subversive movement afoot among some Muslims in America, including organizations like CAIR who pose as "moderates".  They use the label, "Islamophobia" as a weapon to try and silence their critics. Honest and open discussion of what is happening here and around the world is not "Islamophobia", however one wants to define that tricky term. The issue of Islam can be discussed without resorting to hate against Muslims themselves. At the same time, our freedom of speech to discuss these issues cannot be trampled upon.

As for the much-discussed Sharia law, there is no way that it can be called compatible with the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We must recognize that Islam is more than just a religion; it is also a political ideology-a totalitarian one at that. Its legal tool is Sharia. For Siddiqi to state that Sharia is compatible with the US Constitution is to say the Earth is flat. No code that calls for death to homosexuals or apostates can be compatible with our laws and rights. As you well know, these horrors are actually being committed in many Muslim lands as we speak. Last Sunday, Imam Siddiqi read the statement from the Fiqh Council of North America, of which he is the director. I would encourage you to read the complete  statement-carefully- and note how craftily
it is worded.

I would never begrudge Muslims their right to worship. I believe in freedom of religion for all. Nor am I against immigrants. I am married to one and have myself lived in three other countries. What I do believe in is assimilation, as I am sure you do as well having come from Haiti. This does not mean that one has to leave his or her religion when they come to America. Yet, if there are certain traditions or aspects that are in conflict with our concept of equality and rights for all, then immigrants have to know that there must be an accommodation on their part-not on the part of their adopted country. It also means that American Muslims must have all the protections our Constitution guarantees for all including gays and those wishing to change religions.

Nor do I begrudge the effort of law enforcement to work within the Muslim community. Surely, there are many who want to cooperate, possibly because they themselves came to America to escape Sharia. It is a valid investigative tool, one I used myself while in DEA. Having said that, I detected a certain skepticism when I attempted to explain my views to the LAPD officers present. In that vein, I would suggest that you and your colleagues explore true Muslim moderates, people like Dr Zuhdi Jasser of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Stephen Schwartz of the Center for Islamic Pluralism and another newly created organization, the American Islamic Leadership Coalition. Here you will find the type of Muslims that our government should be working with-but has largely ignored. They will tell you the truth about organizations like CAIR and others. They recognize that there is a radical threat right here at home.

That leads me to my final observation. The three politicians who were present used the event to push their own political agenda against a rival party. Were I a law enforcement officer, I would have been most uncomfortable participating at such an event that featured partisan politics-especially when other law enforcement agencies were being singled out for attack (FBI-NYPD).

At any rate, I appreciate your allowing me to send you this rather voluminous information. My purpose is two-fold: First, our law enforcement agencies and officials need to be aware of the facts (in this case, Siddiqi and his associations). Secondly, those of us who are speaking out are not all a bunch of extremist bigots. On the contrary, I feel that I am fighting against hate and

I thank you for your time.

Gary Fouse

PS: I will be posting this letter on my blog. Accordingly, I will be happy to post any response you care to give.

L.A. Chief of Police wants to give illegals driver's licenses

This 'police chief' gets the moron of the day award, maybe for the year. Just have to wait and see on that. Between this idiot and Sheriff Baca, they would give the entire state of California over to illegal aliens if they could. Darn, I forgot, illegal aliens already have wrecked the state of Falikornia.

What a good idea! Let's give illegal aliens a 'special' driver's license. The vast majority of illegals who drive have no insurance and if they are required to furnish proof of insurance, that 'proof' can be conjured up just like other fake documents. It does not matter what requirements they try to put in place to qualify for one these licenses. This is a perfect example of why California is the wreck of state that it is. This will make little or difference is stopping illegal aliens from driving without a license.

Hey 'Chief' Black, how about enforcing the laws that have been on the Federal books since the 1940's that are there to prosecute illegal aliens? How about prosecuting illegal aliens to the fullest extent of the law? How about deporting the ENTIRE family so none of them are a drain on our social services which many LEGAL Americans need in this economy that the obama administration tells us is improving all the time.

How about DOING your job.and ensuring that there are not anymore illegal immigrants in your city and state. These illegal aliens have broken the law and this is what you should be concerned with.


Los Angeles Police Chief Wants Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Los Angeles police chief favors allowing undocumented immigrants to drive because, he says, it will make the roads safer for everyone.

The chief, Charlie Beck, said he does not necessarily support issuing them standard driver’s licenses, but perhaps a special document that would show their identity, and provide proof that they have the skills to drive legally in the state.

Beck, who expressed his views in an interview Wednesday with the Los Angeles Times, argued that the state has failed to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants driving without a license.

"The reality is that all the things that we've done — 'we' being the state of California — over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem one iota, haven't reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses,” Beck said.

“So we have to look at what we're doing. When something doesn't work over and over and over again, my view is that you should reexamine it to see if there is another way that makes more sense."

The chief concern is safety on the road by forcing all drivers to take the rigorous testing to get a license, and the ability of police to identify the people they encounter, Beck said.

"Why wouldn't you want to put people through a rigorous testing process? Why wouldn't you want to better identify people who are going to be here?" Beck told the Times. "It doesn't make any sense to me. And we could increase safety on the roads. When you make things illegal you cause a lot of other things by chain reaction."

One type of crime Beck believes would decrease is hit-and-run accidents, because undocumented immigrant drivers wouldn't have to fear being caught without a license at the scene, he said.

In recent months, Beck has pushed for changes to the LAPD's vehicle impound rules, which would ease fines faced by unlicensed drivers who have their cars towed and impounded.

Police commissioners were due to vote on the policy last week, but the Legislative Counsel Bureau, which advises state legislators, said local government doesn't have the authority to change the policy.

Currently, those caught driving without a valid license, including those who have had their licenses suspended or revoked, can have their cars impounded for up to 30 days.

Towing and impound charges often top $1,000, and advocates for the poor and immigrants say the punishment outweighs the wrong.

The vote was rescheduled for Feb. 28.

Beck said licenses issued to undocumented immigrants should be different than regular ones, such as a provisional license or a non-resident license.

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Moonshiner Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton': His legacy lives on

I am always on the lookout for news items that run under the radar and would make for interesting and different reading. This next post fits this perfectly. It involves whiskey and moonshiners, perfect!

Allow me to provide a bit of background and why I enjoyed this so much. Many of you know I am not one to turn away from excellent whiskey and a good cigar.

When I first moved to Oregon in 1978 my first job was at used truck and heavy equipment yard. We sold everything from used trucks, buses to forklifts and of course tons of used logging equipment. This was back in the days when could make a very good living in the timber industry. This was before the environazis ruined the entire state for logging and related timber industry jobs.

One of the guys I worked with Kerry, got fired and went back to driving over the road freight, hauling furniture made in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. The furniture was beautiful stuff, mostly hardwood. Dovetailed drawers were standard and all of the work was done by craftsmen who had learned this from their fathers, passed down through the generations, mostly handcrafted works of art. We are talking about Maple(my personal favorite),Oak, Ash, Walnut and some old growth Pine.

Kerry's route was run every two weeks and when he was in Eastern Tennessee on his third trip back east he was approached by one of the older craftsman if he wanted a drink of homemade whiskey. That first drink led to a steady supply of what I knew as 'Red bone' Whiskey. Of course once Kerry shared this with me I started stocking it at home and selling it when there was enough inventory. Best whiskey I ever had, by far. Most of it was around 110 proof but once a month the moonshiner (never found out who they were) ran a batch of 190 proof white lightning. You would not have known it was 190 proof. It was that smooth. They had several stills stashed in the mountains and the only thing I knew was that it came from somewhere around Danville Kentucky near the Daniel Boone Wilderness area. This lasted for about 5 years until foreign competition in the furniture industry shut these craftsman down.

Imagine my surprise when I went to fetch the morning paper, you know the kind that is delivered to your house on newsprint, and found this article. I had heard about some moonshiner named Marvin "Popcorn' Sutton who was quite a legend back in that region. I was very pleased that the state of Tennessee had made microdistilling legal under this new bill that is mentioned in the post below.

The whiskey I had the pleasure of drinking was more than likely not from Mr. Sutton's stills but I thought this made for interesting reading and is break from the normal news posted up here.

From the Bend Bulletin.


 Marvin 'Popcorn' Sutton. Image source is here.
Yesterday’s moonshiner is today’s microdistiller
By Campbell Robertson / New York Times News Service

PARROTTSVILLE, Tenn. — This is a story about a man named Marvin Sutton and how he proved that the road from criminality to commodity is sometimes shorter than it looks.

Until his death in 2009 at the age of 62, Sutton, known as Popcorn, was a moonshiner. He was not quite the last, as he often claimed, but he was probably the most famous ever to work out of Cocke County, which long had a claim as the nation’s moonshining capital.

It may yet again. As of Feb. 16, microdistilleries are legal in Cocke County for the first time. And at the head of the line is a distillery making Sutton’s recipe.

Nestled in the rocky embrace of the Great Smoky Mountains, Cocke County was a moonshine center for as long as anyone here can recall.

For most families, in a rugged place with few opportunities, it was a matter of survival. But for an enterprising few, making and hauling untaxed and unregulated liquor became a profitable, dangerous and inevitably romanticized trade.

Making moonshine later began to give way to growing marijuana, and by the 1960s the county was notorious for chop shops, cockfighting rings, prostitution and corrupt officials. Over the decades, the lawless elements have been corralled for the most part. But the bad old image of Cocke County lingers. And irks.

“They’re having to live down now that reputation they got some time ago,” said Al Schmutzer Jr., who for 32 years was the district attorney here.

Thus the complicated legacy of Popcorn Sutton.

A North Carolinian by birth, Sutton learned to distill in Cocke County, where he was known as an affable rogue and a maker of potent but fine-tasting corn whiskey. He lived in a cluttered cabin on a wooded hill where he also built his stills, gave pistols to the incoming sheriffs and fathered so many children that no one has any idea of the exact accounting.

Marketing moonshine

But perhaps his greatest gift, and his most notable departure from the standard moonshining model, was in the field of marketing.

“He's very atypical,” said Duay O’Neil, who writes a weekly column in The Newport Plain Talk about the county’s history. “He gave the world what they expected of a moonshiner. He dressed the part and he talked the talk.” Sutton’s beard and profanity were equally effusive.

“And he made a good product,” O’Neil added, “which I can say from experience.”

In 1999, Sutton published “Me and My Likker,” a rambling, obscene and often hilarious account of his life in the trade. Soon after, he was featured in a documentary “This Is the Last Dam Run of Likker I’ll Ever Make” (later recut as “The Last One”), which he sold out of a North Carolina junk shop. It became a cult hit, leading to newspaper features, occasional meetings with celebrities and a high-profile role in a 2007 History Channel documentary.

At one point, Sutton even made business cards.

“I told him, ‘Old man, you can't be a movie star and make liquor too,’” said Mark Ramsey, a close friend. “He said, ‘You can't sell it if nobody knows you got it.’ I don't know whether he had a point or not.”

In March 2008, Sutton, who had had run-ins with the law about once a decade, was arrested by federal authorities after offering to sell nearly 1,000 gallons of moonshine to an undercover agent. Despite a guilty plea, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge plainly displeased with Sutton’s fondness for publicity. It came as a shock, said his friends, to whom he had sworn he would not go to prison.

While under house arrest, Sutton befriended a former motocross racer named Jamey Grosser, who came to Tennessee with plans to set up a legal distillery. Sutton sold Grosser, 29, the recipe for his whiskey and they worked out a partnership deal.

Then, on the morning of March 16, 2009, four days before Sutton was to report to prison, he climbed into the green Ford Fairlane parked in his yard and, having rigged a pipe from the tailpipe through the back seat, killed himself.

The Popcorn Sutton industry was far from finished. Continue reading here.

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Regarding Russia's View of 'the East'- Foreign Confidential

This is a superb snapshot of what is going on with Russia and what Russia is having to contend with the eastern and central regions of Russia. Islamic rebellion and resistance has a long and bloody history against Russia. Here in the West the focus is mostly on Chechnya, which is responsible for much of the muslim discontent and violence that Russia has to deal with.

This introduction to the excellent article below is by Confidential Reporter and offers excellent insight, observations and summations about Russia and a little known revolt (at least here in the West ) that was known as the Basmachi Revolt of 1916-1931.

I asked for and received permission from CR to re-post this here. Foreign Confidential is unsurpassed in the sources it uses and the predictions and news that FC breaks.



Observations from Confidential Reporter:

It's hard not believe, given the secret US intervention in Afghanistan--before and during and in order to bring about the Soviet invasion--which unleashed the global jihad that has also attacked Russia in "the East", and decades of US support for right wing political Islam (Islamism) and, now, the so-called Arab Spring, that the Kremlin doesn't suspect that the long term US strategy is to back a Basmachi revival, essentially, in order to contain and ultimately dismember Russia and China (restive Muslims of Xinjiang). The Great Game, Turkestan, East Turkestan, Russian Turkestan, Central Asia … suddenly, everything old is new again (like in Europe following the collapse of Communism and the re-emergence of countries we read about in school studying pre-WW I history).

The really fascinating and disturbing thing is how the policy seems to transcend party differences, how you can draw a line from Brzezinski and Carter and their intrigue and involvement in Afghanistan and Iran all the way down through Obama's backing of the Arab Spring and the unnecessary intervention in Libya--on the Islamist side. At some stage after 9/11 there should have been an honest discussion in the US about the way support for Islamism blew back. But there wasn't.

Not surprising that nobody suggests that maybe the US and Russia should try to figure something out, come to terms about--God forbid--spheres of influence, etc. The Cold War ended two decades ago. But NATO was expanded. Radical Islam threatens Russia and China as well as the US. But even after 9/11 there seems to have been no serious effort on the part of the US to put differences aside and unite to defeat a common enemy. Among liberals and conservatives (and neocons) these are heretical thoughts--way too independent and complex for sloganeering and campaigning. (Which plays into the hands of an old-line isolationist like Ron Paul, who seems to represent the Pat Buchanan/Charles Lindbergh/anti-Semitic wing of the GOP.) 


If some of the above upsets anyone or makes you mad, too bad, I have no sympathy for you. The facts stand as they are and no one is forcing you to stop in here and read. Fact is the West and Russia have blown multiple opportunities to work together to stomp out radical islam and they have both failed badly here.

Anti-antisemitism lives in both major parties and is turning the clock back in Europistan to the 1930's. This is going to get much worse before it gets any better. PatriotUSA


Regarding Russia's View of 'the East'
By Confidential Reporter

Given the dangers that the United States faces in Iran and Syria, and the rapidly deteriorating U.S. relationship with Russia with respect to these and other issues, one does not have to agree entirely with Andrew Wilson to appreciate his timely and insightful essay. He writes:
Till recently, the West (and, for historical reasons, particularly Britain) prided itself on having a unique insight into the thinking and politics of the Arab world. Something that involved a sympathetic, and even romantic, attitude towards Islam, evidenced by the exploits of Lawrence of Arabia and others.

The British and Americans never paused to consider the rival claim of Russia to an equal, or even superior expertise in the same region, sustained by a wide-ranging foreign intelligence service, the professional input of a far-seeing academic community, and intercourse with Arab élites trained in Soviet universities;

Today the West subscribes to the ultimately liberating consequences of the Arab spring. But Russia obviously has a much more skeptical attitude; and the West might do well to heed it.

What give Russia its title to an independent view is its proximity to the arena in which things are happening. The wind of militant Islam is already blowing not only on the heterogeneous ex-Soviet republics which offer a frail barrier to events in Iran an Afghanistan but also on its own territory in the North Caucasus.
Click here to continue reading Wilson's article.

And click here to read about Russian Turkestan, or Russian Central Asia; here, to read about the Basmachi Revolt of 1916-1931, which is virtually unknown in the West; and here, to watch a classic, Soviet-era, Russian Eastern about the uprising. Considered Russia's most popular movie, White Sun of the Desert illuminates Wilson's point about Russia's proximity to and long history of involvement in "the East."

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Book Browsing at a Mosque

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Gary Fouse

This past Sunday, as reported, I attended a town hall event at the Islamic Center of Orange County. Prior the start of the event, I had a chance to drop into the mosque book store and do some browsing. My time was limited, but I did happen find an interesting book called "West vs. Islam" by Margaret Marcus (aka Mayam Jameelah). The entire text of the book can be accessed at the below link.


Marcus was born to a Jewish family in New York in 1934. As a young woman, she converted to Islam and moved to Pakistan, where she lived with the family of the famous founder of the Islamic party Jamaat e Islami, Maulana Abul Ala Maududi. Eventually, Maududi arranged a marriage for her. She became a prolific writer on Islam and is a well known figure in Islamic literary circles, Much of her writing reflects a condemnation of Western society and a strict interpretaion of Islam. Below is her Wikipedia entry


A critical book about Marcus and her extremism was written by Deborah Baker. It is called, "The Convert"

Below is a wikipedia entry for Maududi, which includes his views on Jihad and Sharia.


Below is a wikipedia entry for Jamaat e Islami. The article appears to be written by a non-English native speaker and seems favorable to the party.


If I may summarize, the writer of "West vs Islam" is a woman who apparently had psychiatric problems in her life, converted to Islam, moved to Pakistan and holds very negative opinions about Western culture. I noted in one part of her book while I was in the bookstore that she does not believe that Muslims in the West should adopt Western ways in areas such as dress and others.

Maududi's version of Islam was very strict in terms of Islam ruling Muslim countries, Sharia, and status of non-Muslims. The party he founded reflects those views. Marcus apparently does as well.

To sum up, I ask myself, why the Islamic Center of Orange County, whose imam, Muzammil Siddiqi, is a well-known religious figure in the American Muslim community, would have this book in their store? This is hardly a book that encourages American Muslims to assimilate into Western society.

Is the ideology that Muzammil Siddiqi subscribes to? Is this something that is compatible with American society, pluralism, liberty, and our Constitution? On that day, I heard a lot of speakers proclaim that Sharia law is perfectly in harmony with the US Constitution. I suggest that the non-Muslim speakers who participated in Sunday's event do their homework.

Iran: nothing else matters (but Adele is Very Upset)

The biggest issue in the world right now is Iran's nuclear program. Nothing else even comes close. You wouldn't think it to read the national press in the UK however. There's nary a mention of mad Ahmadinejad and his fellow twelvers getting their hands on nukes, so they can try to fulfil their wet dream fantasy of genociding the Israelis.

We are told today that Iran has refused nuclear inspectors access to a site at Parchin. The UN now regards their efforts to negotiate with Iran as a failure. It has been reported that in Israel, the "Iron Dome" defence system will be deployed in Tel Aviv within days. This anti-missile system was constructed by RAFAEL and came on-line in March 2011.

The Israelis have form when it comes to knocking out their enemies' WMD programs. In 1981 they bombed the nuclear facility at Osirak, inflicting a significant blow to the Iraqi nuclear program.

White House press secretary, Jay Carney, has reportedly said that America and Israel share the same
objective, and that is to prevent Iran from acquring nuclear WMD. He is also quoted as saying that he believes there is "time and space" for sanctions to "result in a change of Iranian behaviour".

But after all the money and effort the twelvers in Iran have put into making their wet dream become a reality, the possibility of someone else having to go without their cornflakes in the morning isn't going to make a blind bit of difference. The game is afoot, there's no question about that, and contrary to what William Hague tried to say the other day, this won't be a cold war. It'll be as hot as they come.

Still, it's good to see that the British press are informing the public about real problems in the world today. Apparently at some music awards last night, a singer couldn't finish her congratulation speech, and was really very upset.

The world's on fire, but the British press is doing their job ... don't worry about it ... go back to sleep ...

Sources: Daily Mail (accessed 11.05 GMT 22/02/12), Cheney, In My Time, Simon & Schuster, Kindle Loc. 3076, DEBKA file (accessed 11.10 GMT 22/02/12), The Sun (accessed 11.27 GMT 22/02/12).

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