Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dorrie's Picks, 4/23/09
Closing Arguments Begin in Terror Trial
A federal prosecutor called six South Florida men would-be terrorists who pledged allegiance to Osama Bin Laden during closing arguments in their terrorism trial.

The prosecutor said Thursday the so-called Liberty City Six wanted to wage war against the United States and blow up Chicago's Sears Tower.

A defense attorney said the men were manipulated victims of the FBI and two government informants paid tax free to induce the defendants to pledge allegiance to al-Qaida and plan terrorist acts to kill millions.
Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Airing Hizballah TV in US
A Pakistani immigrant whom a prosecutor called "Hizbullah's man in New York City" was sentenced to nearly six years in prison on Thursday, for airing the Lebanese terrorist group's television station.

Javed Iqbal was ordered by a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday to serve five years and nine months for putting the broadcasts of Al Manar among stations he sent to customers in New York.

Prosecutor Eric Snyder said Iqbal helped the TV station get out Hizbullah's message, noting that the terror group had killed more Americans than any other terrorist group before September 11, 2001.

Iqbal's lawyer Josh Dratel said his client didn't intend to aid Hizbullah as he tried to build his television station distribution company.
Feds' “McVeigh Excuse” Prompts Response
Responding to the Obama administration's attempt to justify a controversial "right-wing extremism" report by citing Timothy McVeigh, a counter-terrorism group has posted a video statement by a prominent Democrat investigator who contends the Oklahoma City bomb plot was hatched not by right-wingers but by Islamic jihadists. . . .

"I have been asked about the Oklahoma bombing and whether there was any kind of federal cover-up. The simple and direct answer is yes," he said. "Unquestionably, a federal cover-up beginning in 1995 and continuing to today." . . .

He’ll undoubtedly be branded a right-wing extremist even tho' he's a Democrat.

Clarion Fund to Promote The Third Jihad Across the Nation
Clarion was founded to alert Americans about issues of national security, and in particular the emerging threat of Radical Islam. Clarion is a non-profit, non-partisan, apolitical organization.

Clarion's new feature-length documentary, The Third Jihad: Radical Islam's Vision for America, focuses on the dangers lurking in our own backyard – the growth of Radical Islam on American soil.

The media has taken notice of the film, which tackles one of the most controversial and urgent issues facing Americans today.

This must-see film will be promoted at thousands of screenings taking place all over the U.S. beginning in May. A gala screening at the National Press Club in Washington, DC and a screening at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles will highlight the Clarion launch schedule.
Screenings:May 3 - Minneapolis, MinnesotaMay 12 - Detroit, Michigan May 13 - National Press Club, Washington, DCMay 17 - Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMay 20 - Toronto, CanadaPurchase the film or organize a screening.

Public screenings of The Third Jihad can be arranged only by visiting our website at, or by sending an email with your full contact information to
Harvard’s Muslim Chaplain Embroiled in Death-for-Apostasy Controversy
In an e-mail to an unnamed student, the chaplain, Taha Abdul-Basser, stated that most traditional authorities on Islamic law agree that in countries under Muslim governance, the proper punishment for apostasy — that is, rejection of Islam by a former Muslim — is death. . . .

In a subsequent statement . . . Abdul-Basser said that he was simply explaining to a student the traditional position of Islamic legal scholars, not advocating their viewpoint.

“I have never expressed the position that individuals who leave Islam or convert from Islam to another religion must be killed. I do not hold this opinion personally,” Abdul-Basser wrote, adding that the “wisdom” he referred to simply described the skill of the scholars who have historically debated the laws on apostasy.

So, is this the Muslim version of He Was For It Before He Was Against It?
Judge to Review Guantanamo Detainees' Confinement Under New Obama Rule
A federal judge has signaled he will move quickly to decide whether terrorism suspects can continue to be held at Guantanamo Bay under a new Obama rule.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has given attorneys for the detainees 12 days to file arguments for why he should grant an expedited judgment for their release under the new standard. That standard, announced last month by the Obama administration, said prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba can only be detained if they substantially supported Al Qaeda, the Taliban or other associated forces.

Walton was critical of the Obama administration for refusing to define what "substantial support" means . . .
Time to Update Islamic Law
“. . . it is important that we understand what is meant by Shariah law. Islamic law is about God's law, and it is not that far from what we read in the Declaration of Independence about "the Laws of Nature and Nature's God."

The Declaration says "men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

At the core of Shariah law are God's commandments, revealed in the Old Testament and revised in the New Testament and the Quran. The principles behind American secular law are similar to Shariah law - that we protect life, liberty and property, that we provide for the common welfare, that we maintain a certain amount of modesty.

What Muslims want is to ensure that their secular laws are not in conflict with the Quran or the Hadith, the sayings of Muhammad. . . .

This is an utter junk comparison. It's straight out of the Muslim Brotherhood handbook for "fooling gullible Americans."
Omeish in Last Place in Latest 35th District Poll

The headline pretty much says it all.

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