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These are all the Blogs posted on Saturday, 9, 2012.
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Suspected Islamist stabs two policemen in Brussels metro

From Ninemsn, and the Voice of Russia

A suspected Islamist stabbed two policemen Friday at an underground station in a Brussels neighbourhood where scuffles broke out a week earlier, local media reported. The two victims, a man and a woman who were attacked during a routine check, did not sustain life-threatening wounds, the reports said. According to 7sur7 both were stabbed in the neck. The attacked cried 'Guerre Sainte' or Holy War as he did so. Or was it Allah Akbar or Jihad?

The attacker was quickly subdued and was found to be carrying documents connected to Shariah4Belgium, an extremist Muslim group active in Belgium, public television said.

The detained criminal is a 53-year old French national. . . The attacker said he had expressly come to Brussels to take revenge on the Belgian government, which banned the wearing of burqas and niqabs.

Posted on 06/09/2012 2:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Four French troops killed in Afghan attack

From AFP and the BBC 

KABUL — At least four French soldiers were killed and several wounded Saturday in a suicide attack against a convoy of NATO-led troops in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

"Four International Security Assistance Force service members died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan today," ISAF said in a statement.

In line with policy, ISAF did not disclose the nationalities of the troops but local officials told AFP the attack in Nijrab district of Kapisa province targeted a convoy of French troops.

"The suicide attack against French troops killed six troops and wounded four," Sultan Mohammad Safi, the head of Nijrab provincial council, told AFP, adding that four French soldiers and three civilians were wounded in the attack.

Afghan officials say the suicide bomber in Saturday's attack approached a Nato convoy wearing a burka. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack in a text message sent to reporters.

France is currently the fifth largest contributor to the Isaf force, with nearly 3,300 French soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Posted on 06/09/2012 3:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 9 June 2012
A Musical Interlude: Hothouse Rose (Lee Wiley)
Listen here.
Posted on 06/09/2012 2:53 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Tunisia Tells Muslim Clerics To Stop Recruiting For Jihad In Syria

Tunisia tells imams to stop pushing Syria jihad

Jun. 8, 2012

The spokesman for Tunisia's presidency has called on Muslim clerics to stop inciting the country's youth to go to Syria and fight against the regime.

Adnan Mancer told journalists Friday that Syria needs political aid, not jihadists.

A letter submitted by Syria to the United Nations last month gave the names of 26 alleged foreign fighters arrested in Syria, of whom 19 were Tunisian.

Mancer admitted the situation was a delicate situation since Tunisia withdrew its ambassador from Syria and expelled his counterpart from Tunis back in February to protest the bloody crackdown on the opposition by Damascus.

Sadok Arfaoui of the Ministry of Religious affairs said there are around 100 rebel imams out of 4,700 flouting the official moderate line.

Read more here:
Posted on 06/09/2012 3:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Thilo Sarrazin On (Misdirected) German Guilt

Thilo Sarrazin claims that Germany is being inveigled into bailing out the rest of Europe because of "the Holocaust." To whatever extent Germans feel guilty, they are misdirecting their sympathies. They ought never ever, for example, vote against Israel in the U.N. or anywhere else. Germans ought to make the detailed study of Middle Eastern history, and that includes the history of the Jihad against the state of israel, and before that, against Zionist pioneers, and take as their special mission in the world the defense of Israel, based on detailed knowledge of history, and especially of Islam. And in doing that, they would also be helping to save the rest of Western Europe, and themselves, from the demographic conquest, and cultural degringolade, that the presence of so many Muslims  all over Western Europe guarantees. Let their task be to make Europe safe for the Jews who remain.

So if -- if -- Germany is doing this or doing that because of "Holocaust-guilt," let it narrowly its making of amends to its greatest victims.

Here's what Sarrazin has written:

opinions about this topic.

Sarrazin Strikes Again German Author Says Berlin Is Hostage to Holocaust in Euro Crisis

Thilo Sarrazin, author of 'Europe Doesn't Need the Euro.'Zoom

Thilo Sarrazin, author of 'Europe Doesn't Need the Euro.'

Germany is Europe's paymaster because it committed the Holocaust, claims a new book by Thilo Sarrazin, a firebrand author and former board member of the German central bank. The claim by the controversial writer achieved the desired effect of stoking publicity for Tuesday's launch of 'Europe Doesn't Need the Euro.'

Thilo Sarrazin, the former board member of Germany's central bank who caused outrage two years ago with a bestseller criticizing the impact of Muslim immigrants on German society, presented a new book on Tuesday that could strike a similar chord with Germans: "Europe Doesn't Need the Euro."

In his latest work, the combative politician, a maverick member of the opposition center-left Social Democratic Party, controversially argues that Germany is being pressured to bail out the euro zone because it perpetrated the Holocaust.

Sarrazin writes that supporters of euro bonds in Germany "are driven by that very German reflex, that we can only finally atone for the Holocaust and World War II when we have put all our interests and money into European hands," according to excerpts published in German media ahead of the book launch.

Politicians lined up to dismiss the comment as an attempt to whip up publicity for his book launch with crude rhetoric laced with far-right undertones.

"It is pitiful that he invokes the Holocaust to secure the maximum possible attention for his theories on euro bonds," the parliamentary floor leader of the opposition Greens, Jürgen Trittin, told the newspaper Die Welt on Monday, adding that Sarrazin was engaging in "deutsche mark chauvinism."

'Nationalist and Reactionary'

Carsten Schneider, a budget policy spokesman for the SPD, said: "Sarrazin is once again trying out the usual provocation. His criticism of the euro is nationalist and reactionary." Volker Kauder, the parliamentary group leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, said: "Sarrazin is wrong again. The euro is a success story and will remain so."

Chancellor Angela Merkel has steadfastly rejected the introduction of euro bonds -- jointly issued and guaranteed by all the euro member states -- as a way to tackle the debt crisis. She says the move would increase German borrowing costs and remove an incentive for high-debt countries to bring their finances in order, because they would have access to funds at affordable interest rates.

Pressure on her to back down is mounting, though. France's new president, François Hollande, has said he will propose euro bonds at an informal EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is expected to back him.

Sarrazin's comment on the Holocaust is a blunt way of describing the central tenet of German foreign policy ever since the end of World War II -- that Germany's leading role in pushing for European integration stems from its responsibility for the war and the Holocaust.

Praise From Far-Right NPD

But whether intended or not, his phrasing chimes with the line of argument often cited by far-right politicians of the National Democratic Party -- that Germany is being cowed by its Holocaust guilt, and that it has done enough atoning. [no, it is doing the wrong kind of atoning, to the wrong people, and hardly enough atoning at all -- see how Germany now votews the E.U. on foreign policy]

It comes as no surprise that the NPD issued a statement this week praising Sarrazin and criticizing Germany's "psychopathological guilt complex that makes it fulfil almost every wish of self-interested foreign countries even 67 years after the end of the war."

Germany's agreement to bail out Greece reveals its "susceptibility to blackmail," Sarrazin wrote, alluding to crimes committed by the Nazis before and during World War II. "This policy is turning Germany into a hostage of all those in the euro zone who may in the future, for whatever reason, need help," he said.

One of Sarrazin's main arguments is that the euro hasn't significantly boosted German foreign trade, contrary to claims from euro supporters who say the currency has given Europe's largest economy crucial exchange rate stability in its most important markets.

He cites figures showing that German trade with nations outside the 17-member euro zone has risen far more strongly than trade with euro member states since the currency's launch on Jan. 1, 1999. But he doesn't factor in that the increase in trade outside the euro area was largely due to soaring economic growth in Eastern Europe and Asia over the last decade.

Euro Launch Was a Mistake, Says Sarrazin

The figures give no insight into how trade inside the euro zone would have developed without a single currency. Many economists argue that Germany has been the main beneficiary of the euro. They say it has spared the country rapid currency appreciations that would have made German industry uncompetitive inside and outside Europe. They also argue that devoting hundreds of billions of euros in guarantees for ailing euro members doesn't stem from altruism but is in Germany's best economic interest.

Nevertheless, many of Sarrazin's arguments are widely accepted. He says it was a mistake to launch the currency before Europe had a common fiscal policy, and that it was wrong to let countries like Greece join because their economies weren't ready.

He concludes that Europe can only get out of its mess if it rapidly moves towards political union, which he opposes, or that the union should be transformed into a looser formation that allows troubled member states to quit so that they can regain competitiveness through currency devaluation.

In other comments, he uses terms such as "culture" and "mentality" to explain the lack of budget discipline in southern member states of the euro zone. Many Germans will share that view and approve of Merkel's strict insistence that ailing states must undergo stringent austerity. It is a stance which is leaving her and Germany increasingly isolated in Europe.

Despite the Holocaust comment, Sarrazin's book is less provocative and better argued in parts than his 2010 book "Germany Does Itself In" in which he claimed that Germany was in decline because of the rapid growth of an underclass of poorly educated Muslim immigrants who were unwilling to integrate into society.[what was "poorly argued" about that? It made perfect and eloquent sense].

Sarrazin, a former finance minister for the city-state of Berlin, quit his position at the Bundesbank in 2010 after reaching a settlement with the central bank, which had tried to fire him for damaging its reputation with his repeated provocative comments about immigrants.

He has since embarked on a lucrative career as an author. Sarrazin sold over 1.3 million copies of "Germany Abolishes Itself." [ah, yes, called into question because he has "embarked" on a "lucrative" career -- how dare 1.3 million people buy his earlier book?]

Posted on 06/09/2012 3:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Ivan Rioufol: How Barbarism Makes Itself At Home In France

Please don't overook  the comments, such as the first one about the member of the French Assemblee, Jacques Myard, being accosted by an Arab who told him to leave a certain area (in a French city) because it was, the Arab said, "Arab land" and French people had no right to be there:

"Le député (UMP) Jacques Myard relate, ce lundi, qu’à Sartrouville (Yvelines), il a été accueilli sur le marché des Indes par une jeune adulte : "Vous n’avez rien à faire ici, ici c’est un terre arabe, c’est une terre appartenant aux musulmans, ce n’est pas une terre française ; vous êtes des racistes, des sionistes, vous devez partir". "

Et on va en trouver sur ce blog qui vont nier ce phénomène !


Comment la barbarie s'installe en France

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Ce lundi matin, les mouvements antiracistes n’avaient toujours pas fait connaître leurs réactions à l’information, connue depuis hier : samedi soir, à Villeurbanne (Rhône), trois jeunes juifs portant la kippa ont été agressés par une dizaine d’individus qui les ont frappés à coups de marteau et de barre de fer. Hospitalisées, les victimes sont ressorties avec cinq jours d’interruption de travail.  Les agresseurs, décrits comme "d’origine maghrébine" par l’AFP, étaient toujours en fuite, lundi à midi. Selon le député du Rhône (PC) André Gerin, de telles agressions se multiplient à Villeurbanne. L’élu communiste ajoute : "Oui, la gangrène intégriste existe bel et bien dans des quartiers de France. Se diffuse ce poison  de l‘obscurantisme religieux qui nourrit l’antisémitisme et le racisme anti-blancs. Arrêtons de faire l’autruche". Pour Richard Prasquier, président du Conseil représentatif des institutions juives de France (Crif) : "Tout se passe  comme si Mohamed Merah (ndlr : le tueur de Montauban et de Toulouse, assassin de sept personnes dont trois enfants juifs exécutés dans leur école) était devenu une sorte de modèle, un exemple à suivre". Dans le mois qui a suivi le drame, le Service de protection de la communauté juive a recensé 140 actes anti-juifs, soit le tiers des actes comptabilisés pour l’année 2011. La barbarie s’installe en France, dans l’indifférence des belles âmes et autres "humanistes" de salons.

Le premier ministre, Jean-Marc Ayrault, a condamné, lundi, un acte "très grave", d’une "violence insupportable". Martine Aubry  parle d’un "acte ignoble". Ces indignations sont la moindre des choses. Mais il serait temps pour la gauche au pouvoir de se poser des questions sur les sentiments anti-juifs et plus généralement anti-français qui s’observent depuis longtemps dans les cités. Il serait temps qu’elle s’interroge sur ces mouvements prétendument antiracistes qu’elle protège en dépit de leur parti pris et des hiérarchies qu’ils opèrent dans les minorités à défendre. Il serait temps pour le PS qu’il confronte sa politique communautariste, destinée à s’attirer massivement l’électorat musulman, avec le risque de consolidation du multiculturalisme. Le député (UMP) Jacques Myard relate, ce lundi, qu’à Sartrouville (Yvelines), il a été accueilli sur le marché des Indes par une jeune adulte : "Vous n’avez rien à faire ici, ici c’est un terre arabe, c’est une terre appartenant aux musulmans, ce n’est pas une terre française ; vous êtes des racistes, des sionistes,  vous devez partir". Quand Manuel Valls demande à ses services une étude "sur ce qui a dysfonctionné" dans l’affaire Merah, il serait plus utile encore que le ministre de l’Intérieur se penche sur les mécanismes et les raisons qui ont créé des Français qui détestent la France et qui insultent, par leur intolérance et leur fanatisme, la démocratie laïque.
Posted on 06/09/2012 3:59 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Those Hadramis In Hyderabad (Re-Posting)
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Attack In Hyderabad

As a young boy I remember reading that the Nizam of Hyderabad was the "richest man in the world." I did not read, but know now, that he was a Muslim, and that the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad was traditionally full of Arabs -- Hadramis (that is, from the Hadramaut) -- the same Hadramis who helped, as traders, to bring Islam to Java and Sumatra, and thence to the rest of the East Indies.

Hyderabad has not lost its Muslim population. Unlike the Hindus, the Sikhs, the Buddhists, the Christians who have been steadily driven out by the intolerable conditions placed on them, from Pakistan, from Bangladesh, from Kashmir, the Muslims are not driven out of anywhere in India, but are flourishing and multiplying, and making demands, and attacking -- with Pakistani support, and with Arab money, and also without it.

I think differently now about the supposed splendor of the Mughal princes. They don't impress me the way they once did. The luxury and romance of the Mughal princes -- the kind of thing that William Dalrymple finds so enchanting -- leave me cold. As cold as they must have left K. S. Lal, or Sita Ram Goel, or for that matter the late David McCutchion, or the even more distantly late Sir William Jones, "Oriental" Jones.

Posted on 08/25/2007 3:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald

Posted on 06/09/2012 5:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Hadramis In Hyderabad (Latest News)

IBN Hyderabad |

Jun 08, 2012

Yemen's consulate to boost historic ties with Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Yemen's historic ties with Hyderabad are set to get a boost with the Arab nation planning to set up an honorary consulate in the city. Ausaf Sayeed, India's ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Yemen, said persons of Yemeni origin in Hyderabad had been representing for a full-fledged Yemeni consulate. However, Yemeni authorities were considering setting up only an honorary consulate.

An eminent person of Yemeni origin will be appointed as an honorary consul, Sayeed told IANS on phone from Sanaa. The facility, which may later be upgraded to a full-fledged one, will cater to the needs of about 150,000 people of Yemeni origin in Hyderabad. The facility will help people to obtain visas here instead of travelling to the Yemeni embassy in New Delhi or consulate in Mumbai.

"They may also seek information on business opportunities in Yemen or simply maintain cultural ties," Sayeed, a Hyderabadi of Arab origin, told IANS in an interview. The 48-year-old Indian envoy is tracing his roots in Yemen since he took up the assignment in late 2010. His paternal grandfather Sayeed bin Abdullah served as a state treasurer under Al-Qu'aiti Sultans of Hadhramaut in southern Yemen during the early 1900s before migrating to Hyderabad.

Yemen's consulate to boost historic ties with Hyderabad

An officer of the 1989 batch of Indian Foreign Service and one of the youngest diplomats, Sayeed earlier worked in Indian missions in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Denmark and also served as joint secretary (West Africa) in the Ministry of External Affairs. A patron of Indian culture and Urdu literature, Sayeed as consul general in Jeddah (2004-08) organised Urdu 'mushairas' and also played a key role in improving the arrangements for Haj pilgrims from India.

According to Sayeed, organised contacts between Hyderabad and Yemen (in particular Hadhramaut) can be traced to the 16th and 17th centuries, when Hadrami Sayyids started migrating in rapidly increasing numbers to India. The Bahmani and the Golconda rulers of the Deccan extended enormous patronage to scholars, sheikhs, sufis, merchants and soldiers from Hadhramaut.

Hyderabad became a favourite destination for Arab soldiers under the Asaf Jahi dynasty, popularly known as Nizams. In 1849, there were around 5,000 Arabs in the Nizam's army. There were an estimated 13,000 Hadhramis in Hyderabad in the 1930s. The intense people-to-people contacts between India and Yemen resulted in the settlement of over 300,000 people of Yemeni origin, mainly from Hadhramaut, in the Deccan and around 100,000 persons of Indian origin in southern parts of Yemen.

Posted on 06/09/2012 5:12 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Muslim Brotherhood Triumphant In Doha and Washington

Rashad Hussain, US Special Envoy to OIC

2012 US Islamic World Forum Doha, Qatar

In our June NER Article, "Does Muslim Blasphemy Trump Free Speech in America?", we drew attention to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) influence penetrating state government in Tennessee aided by elements of the US Department of Justice. We had also tied this development by US  outreach to the virtual Caliphate of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). That began  with exchange of envoys in 2007 under the Bush Administration and diplomatic initiatives of the State Department.  We had  revealed in other articles  US dalliance with the  MB that began in the Eisenhower era.  There was  a meeting in the Oval Office in 1953 with Dr. Said Ramadan, son-in-law of the MB  founder Hassan al Banna and father of Professor Tariq Ramadan.

What surprised us was how rapidly these relationships with the MB have risen under the Obama Administration.  That began with the Ankara visit in April 2009 and the Muslim outreach “new beginnings” speech at Al Azhar University in Cairo, June 2009.  Following the Cairo, a new positionwas created  at the State Department  for a Special Representative to Muslim Communities held since July 2009 by Kashmiri- born Muslim, Farah Pandith, a graduate of both Smith College and the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. What followed in early 2010 was the appointment of a new envoy to the OIC, Rashad Hussain, former White House Deputy Counsel, a Texas Muslim of émigré Indian parents.

Those keystone events marked the official ramping up of relations and funding of MB programs both here and in the countries of the Arab Spring. Some of these initiatives have been in consort with fundamentalist regimes like Qatar.  Qatar had given sanctuary for over two decades to MB Egyptian anti-Semitic preacher, Sheik Yusuf  al-Qaradawi, who returned triumphantly to the acclaim of thousands of Egyptian followers who jammed Tahrir Square in February 2011.     This spring we had the visit of an Egyptian MB delegation to the National Security Council followed by announcement of more than $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt bolstering the position of MB Presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi . Morsi is a US trained engineer facing a runoff election on June 16th and 17th, against Mubarak’s former Egyptian Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafik.

The 2012 US –World Islamic Forum sponsored by the Brookings Institution met in Doha, Qatar from May 28th to 31st.  The meeting displayed deepening commitments to the MB both here in the US and in several  Arab Spring  countries;  Egypt, Tunisia,  Libya, and Yemen.  As we shall see  State Department Muslim  diplomatic appointees and  National Security Council officials mingled  freely with OIC , MB leaders in the Middle East North Africa (MENA)  region  and  leaders of  MB front groups  in the US.  OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu gave one of the keynote speeches at a reception the group sponsored at the Doha meeting.  The Annual Muslim outreach forum is co-sponsored by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution and the Qatar emirate.

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report noted  who attended this event:

•    Suleiman Abdel Qadir (Former General Observer, Muslim Brotherhood, Libya)
•    Rachid Ghannouchi (head of Enahda, the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia)
•    Esam al-Haddad (Foreign Relations Committee Officer, Freedom and Justice Party, Egypt)
•    Mohamed Gaair (Senior Official, Muslim Brotherhood Libya).
•    Tariq Ramadan ( grandson of the founder of the  Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood).
•    Awakkol Karman (2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, Islah Party- Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen)

The U.S. MB representatives:

•    Sherman Jackson (ISNA)
•    Mohamed Magid (ISNA)
•    Radwan Masmoudi (Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy)
•    Nihad Awad, the leader of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Federal Dallas Holy Land Foundation Trial along with ISNA.  Awad was there to discuss Zakat - Islamic Charity, one purpose of which is for the ‘way of Allah’, Jihad.

Also participating in the Forum were the following individuals either part of or close to the U.S. government:

•    Steven Simon (Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), National Security Council, White House)
•    Farah Pandith (Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State)
•    Rachid Hussain (U.S. envoy to the OIC, history of ties to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood)
•    Dalia Mogahed, (Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, close to U.S. Muslim Brotherhood)
•    Emile Nakhleh (former head of CIA Political Islam program).

Ms. Pandith of the State Department painted a glowing picture of the Obama Administration commitments to the Muslim Ummah.  Note this from a Gulf Times report:

Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US Department of State, has worked for both the Bush and the Obama administration, with an experience representing different chapters in American history in terms of what’s happening around the world.

What is very clear is that President Obama, from the very beginning, on the steps of the Capitol, spoke very clearly in his inauguration address to Muslims and said that he wanted to begin again – they wanted to create a new opportunity to build relationships. That’s historic, that’s never happened before, that a president would use that moment to do that.

[. . .]
Another focus is on “the importance of a global approach to Muslim communities around the world – that there is no monolith, there isn’t just one brand of a kind of Muslim, that we give dignity to a Muslim voice in Australia, Sweden, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan.

The prize for rapprochement by a US Official at this gathering goes to Deputy US National Security Advisor,  Denis McDonough. We have written about the efforts of McDonough and his superior Thomas Donilon in fomenting a crisis with the Netanyahu government in Israel over intelligence issues on the Iranian nuclear threat.

McDonough’s  remarks  at the Doha World Islamic Forum include his recognition of  Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) President  Imam Mohammed Magid  of the All Dulles Area  Muslim Society in northern Virginia and how he places his home state of Minnesota as the anchor of the Ummah in America that stretches across the globe to the  Indonesian archipelago: 

I also want to mention a few distinguished guests in the audience. Rashad Hussein, we are grateful for all your incredible work to strengthen the ties between the United States and the Islamic world. I would also like to acknowledge Imam Magid, a fine scholar and a great advocate for tolerance and ecumenism.

When the Amir visited President Obama last spring in Washington, the President was impressed with his leadership on regional issues like Syria and Libya.  Doha is at the geographic crossroads of the Islamic world, which stretches from Marrakesh to Kuala Lumpur.   In the United States, we’re proud to be home to more than 3 million Muslims – so perhaps I should say that the Muslim world stretches from Minneapolis, in my home state of Minnesota, which is represented in the U.S. Congress by a Muslim American Congressman, to Kuala Lumpur.

Then McDonough affirms the support of the Obama Administration for the revolution of the Arab Spring:

First, history will show that we stood on the side of change from the beginning of these events. We embraced the transformation in Tunisia. We sided with the aspirations of citizens on the streets in Egypt, even though the United States knew very well the leader that wasoverthrown, because we believe Egypt is made stronger by electing a government that is responsive to its people. We led an intervention to protect the Libyan people. We worked diligently, for months – literally months – to support the transition of power that has taken place in Yemen. And in countries like Bahrain, which I just visited, Morocco and Jordan, we have been advocates for reform. And in Syria, we stand for the dignity of the Syrian people, who deserve a new government that represents its citizens instead of killing them.

McDonough then goes on to reiterate the Obama position in support of multilateralism.

Problem is that the Obama Administration and its allies in Qatar, the Wahhabist Saudis, Islamist Turkey and the Amir of Qatar are fostering a lopsided MB insurgency against the Assad Regime in Damascus.  This while derogating the minority rights of Kurds, Druze, Christians, and non-regime Alawites, together with secular Sunnis who could represent the formation of a federal democratic republic.

Professor Barry Rubin compared what is happening in to what occurred during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930’s:

Yet the democratic outside world is, for all practical purposes, standing passive. The Iranian regime is helping one side with huge amounts of money and arms, as Nazi Germany did for the Franco forces; the Turkish regime and the Saudis are helping the other side a bit, but giving disproportionate assistance to the Muslim Brotherhood, like the USSR gave to the Communists in Spain. Indeed, U.S. policy is aiding the Brotherhood, too.

Nobody is helping the moderate pro-democracy people; the Druze and Kurdish communal nationalists; and the technocratic military officers who have put their lives on the line to fight the dictatorship.

Watch this You Tube Video of Deputy National Security Advisor, Denis McDonough at the 2012 US World Islamic Forum in Doha Qatar.

Posted on 06/09/2012 8:07 PM by Jerry Gordon
Saturday, 9 June 2012
In Majority-Christian and Melanesian West Papua, Jihad Continues Against the Indigenous Non-Muslims

And their sporadic attempts to defend themselves are crushed by bloody reprisals from their Indonesian Muslim overlords.

From Australia's ABC, including information from AFP and from the ABC's Jakarta correspondent, Matt Brown.

'Bloody Clashes With Military Rock Papua Province'

'At least a dozen people have been shot in a string of bloody incidents in Indonesia's Papua province.

'While Indonesian officials blame Papuan separatists (that is, local Melanesian Christians and animists who object to being ruled - and exploited - by ethnically-Malay majority-Muslim Indonesia - CM), local activists say the security forces themselves are responsible.

'In the latest incident, soldiers are accused of going on a shooting spree at Wamena in the Baliem Valley.

'The unrest began when two soldiers driving on the outskirts of town ran over a young boy and killed him on Wednesday.

'The villagers then stabbed one of the soldiers to death.

'The local military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Ali Hamdan Bogra (observe the Mohammedan name - CM) says other soldiers from the Brigade became so angry at the stabbing [that] they left their barracks and headed into town.

Question: what is the likelihood that the Muslim soldiers who ran over and killed the Papuan boy would ever have been called to account for it?  - CM

'It seems clear they were seeking revenge.

Note: Muslims feel entitled to seek revenge - on a grandly disproportionate scale - if a Muslim is injured or killed by a Kuffar.  Kuffars, on the other hand, are meant to submit meekly to whatever degree of mistreatment - up to and including murder - which Muslims may feel like inflicting upon them.  Those Papuan villagers had no right to avenge themselves against Muslim Indonesian killing of one of their number. - CM

'But Lt Colonel Bogra says senior officers stopped them and calmed them down.

Suuure.  But at what point in the proceedings were they stopped and calmed down?  Remember that Lt Colonel is a Muslim.  He is speaking with regard to an incident that took place involving Muslims (the Indonesian military) and non-Muslims,  His sole loyalty is to Muslims and Islam, not to any sort of objective justice.  In any conflict  or dispute between Muslims and non-Muslims, the objective of the Muslim is to blame the kuffar for anything bad that happens, and to exonerate the Muslims. - CM

'Local activists say the soldiers, in fact, killed at least one person, who was buried yesterday.

'They may have killed others, because activists say several people who were wounded have disappeared.

Given what I know about Islam, about Muslim contempt for the lives of non-Muslims, and general Muslim contempt for the truth, I am more inclined to believe these Christian and animist villagers, than to believe their Muslim overlords. - CM

"Almost all members of the battalion came down and started shooting whoever they saw", activist Sebby Sambon said.

"They also burned our traditional houses.  (If you click on the link , there is a photograph showing some of the destruction - CM).  The military and police see us as primitive people, they don't think we are human, they think we are animals and they can shoot us like animals."

In this case, I suspect that more is going on than the a situation where somewhat-more-technically advanced colonisers/ imperialists look down on 'primitive' tribal jungle-dwellers.  In this case it is more likely that what this man is describing is the classic Muslim attitude toward the najis kuffar, the dirty unbelievers, who are actively hated and despised and viewed as less than human, "the worst of creatures", not because of degrees of 'civilisation' or technological attainment or lack thereof, but simply and solely because of their not being Muslims.  The irony is that these villagers, if Christian, are in fact following, however stumblingly and nominally,  a belief system that is  far more advanced morally, spiritually and intellectually than that of Islam and that will, over time - if per miraculum they are freed from Muslim rule - enable them to participate in a fantastically-varied and advanced global civilisation....- CM

'Activists have also released a large number of unconfirmed photographs, which show Papuans suffering gunshot wounds, and houses going up in flames.

'They say members of the Australian-trained counter-terrorism unit, Detachment 88, were working in support of the soldiers, as well as the notorious Mobile Brigade riot squad.

What is Australia doing, training Indonesian Muslim soldiers to be even more efficient killers of hopelessly-outgunned and outnumbered and ruthlessly-exploited Christian and animist villagers?  Shame on us! - CM

'A local priest, Sofyan Yoman, says the authorities should have simply charged the villagers responsible.

"Why did the soldiers burn down the homes of the common people, and stab them with their bayonets?  That's not protecting us, it's murder", he said.

It is the standard Muslim modus operandi when punishing dhimmis for an act of insubordination against their Muslim overlords.  One - presumably nominally Christian, or else animist - Papuan villager attacked and killed a Muslim who had previously killed a person from his village; for this one non-Muslim's daring to punish a Muslim for murder, his entire community has been punished.  Every dhimmi is held responsible for anything done by any other dhimmi.  For more on this vicious paradigm, see Bat Yeor's 'Islam and Dhimmitude' and Mark Durie's book 'The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom".  This, of course, at the same time as Muslim spokespeople within the West howl with outrage at the very idea that anyone in the West should draw conclusions about Islam, and about the Ummah, from the conduct of the so-called 'tiny minority of extremists' within Islam.  They wax eloquent about the immorality of Infidel collective punishment of the Ummah - whilst at the same time, within dar al Islam, the Muslim mob and/ or the army or police of the Muslim state continually mete out disproportionate and collective punishment to non-Muslim minorities. - CM

'National police said the military had been involved.

"Following the road accident soldiers form the local military arrived in two trucks and took revenge by firing gunshots toward local residents (Interesting wording, that.   They didn't 'shoot' them, they didn't fire at them, they didn't fire on them, they merely fired 'toward' them..suuure.  .CM) and setting a number of houses on fire", national police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution told AFP.  

Yet another Muslim name.  I doubt whether local non-Muslims are permitted to join the police or the military in Papua; if they are, I would be surprised if they are permitted into any but the lowest ranks. 'Islam is to dominate, and not be dominated' - thus sprach Hassan al-Banna, theorist of the Muslim Brotherhood. -  CM

"The trouble then spread to the city centre (who spread it? - CM) where a number of shops and houses were also damaged by gunshots".

'However, Lt Colonel Borgra denies any military role in the shootings (of course he would - CM) and says the villagers burned the homes and tried to blame the military.

Boilerplate Muslim apologetics: reflexive denial of responsibility, plus 'blame the victim'. It's all the fault of the dirty kuffar who did it to themselves in order to make the Muslim soldiers look bad.  Sorry, mate, I must say I am inclined to disbelieve you, I have seen far too much of this Muslim habit of  denying responsibility and blaming the victims of Muslim violence, not to mention the dismally predictable 'false flag' accusation which has been used ad nauseam for everything up to and including 9/11 and the London bus bombings - CM

"We didn't burn people's houses.  It's impossible.  We're soldiers, we don't do that", he said.

Sorry, mate, don't believe you, you're Muslim soldiers and this is exactly the sort of thing Muslims have been doing to kuffar houses and businesses - and places of worship - all over the world for 1400 years, and are still doing, wherever and whenever they think they can get away with in Papua, where you massively outgun the local kuffar. - CM

'More violence'

'It has been a dramatic end to a troubled week in Papua.

'In Jayapura on the north coast on Monday, police arrested more than 40 people at a rally by the West Papua National Committee.

I wholeheartedly support the West Papuans' desire to govern themselves and to be rid of their ruthless and capricious Muslim colonial overlords.  Why is not the West sympathising with these genuinely-oppressed indigenous people, rather than  - say - with the Sunni Muslims who intend to become Top Dogs in Syria so as to dominate and domineer over and quite possibly exterminate the despised Alawites, Shiites and Christians? - CM

'They shot and killed one of the protesters and seriously wounded two others.

'Four other civilians and a soldier were shot in separate, mysterious incidents.

Note that the majority of the casualties appear to be Papuan. - CM

'Human rights groups often blame the shadowy forces of local military and intelligence units for violence like this.

They're probably right, given what we know of the usual Muslim attitude toward and mistreatment of non-Muslims over whom they rule, and what we know of Indonesian Muslim military and police atrocities against the non-Muslim indigenes in East Timor before that majority-Christian region miraculously achieved independence. - CM

'But the police blame pro-independence groups (as of course they would - CM) and yesterday they arrested the head of the West Papuan National Committee.

'Opposition MP Tubagus Hasanuddin - a member of the Parliament's Defence Committee - says he wants answers.

"How can there be 30 shootings in one and a half years and not a single case solved?" he asked.

Dear Matt Brown, ABC correspondent in Jakarta: I need more information here.  I would like to know whether the victims of these 30 shootings that Mr Hasanuddin is so concerned about were Muslim or non-Muslim.   I cannot 'read' this story properly unless I know.  Because it is unusual for a Muslim to express much concern about or interest in the deaths of non-Muslims. - CM

"Twenty-seven victims have fallen.  We must find out why".

'A team from the parliament's defence committee is travelling to Papua to investigate.

But are there any non-Muslims on that team?  And if there aren't, are Muslim 'investigators' likely to devote much energy to inquiring into the deaths of non-Muslims - Christian or animist - at the hands of Muslims, whether police, military, or civilian vigilantes from among the Muslim immigrants who have been moved into Papua in large numbers to displace and dispossess the indigenes? - CM

Posted on 06/09/2012 8:44 PM by Christina McIntosh

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