Monday, June 15, 2009

Dorrie's Picks, 6/15/09
Gitmo Gall: Charges Dropped Against Cole Bombing Jihadist
The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there. The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Crawford dismissed the charges against al-Nashiri without prejudice. That means new charges can be brought again later. He will remain in prison for the time being. . . .
West Covina Muslim Man Jailed After Spies Infiltrate Mosque
A Diamond Bar man is being held in a secret federal prison and his family believes he was targeted for investigation by authorities because of his faith.

Seyed Mousavi, 51, was convicted of filing false tax returns, omitting information on naturalization forms, and violating an economic embargo against Iran, officials said. He is being held in a Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Indiana and is largely isolated from his family and friends. [And this surprises anybody?]

Despite a recent speech at Cairo University that was well-received by U.S. Muslims, local Muslim Americans like the Mousavi family said much damage has been done at home by tactics used by the FBI, which included sending spies into mosques. [You mean, the FBI caught Mousavi by spying? And they think that’s unfair? Awhhhh.] . . .
Bill Clinton to Arab Americans: World Must Embrace Diversity
Washington -- Former President Bill Clinton told a gathering of Arab Americans on Saturday night that the increasingly interdependent world must learn to embrace diversity or risk perishing.

Alternating between humor and heavy philosophizing, Clinton pointed to scientific breakthroughs, spiritual texts, the recent economic meltdown and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to deliver a near 40-minute-long message that the world's survival depends on people learning to take pride in their identity without putting down others.

Addressing the stubborn conflicts in the Middle East, Clinton said, "It's all rooted in a sense of identity .... I hope you will tell everybody that your vision of America is one where you are deeply proud of who you are. And teach your children their ethnic heritage, their religious heritage, their cultural heritage, with no negative reference to anyone else. Because it's the only shot we've got to make the most of our interdependent world."

Well, this was a bit of a surprise. Clinton asking for something FROM these poor misunderstood US Muslims? Not that it’ll do any good. Dems/Libs just can’t get it thru their heads that the Followers of Muhammad do not WANT an “interdependent world.”
Demonstrators Support Area Muslim Group
Representatives from more than a dozen Somali civil, religious, and political organizations gathered Saturday to rebut allegations that a Muslim civil rights group [that would be CAIR] is blocking an FBI inquiry into the disappearances of dozens of Twin Cities Somali men.

Last week, relatives of a Minneapolis teenager who said he was recently killed in Somalia and a Somali community leader claimed that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Minnesota chapter was discouraging area Somalis from cooperating with the FBI. But supporters Saturday said CAIR has only advised Somalis about their civil rights and urged them to tell the truth and work with law enforcement. . . .

It’s not hard to tell which side the Somalis think their bread is buttered on.
Fahad Al-Mukhaizeem: KFH Committed to Spreading Islamic Financial Method
The “Islamic Finance Program Manager at Harvard University” [oh good God; at Harvard, yet] Dr. Nazem Ali stated that many projects and deals achieved by Kuwait Finance House (KFH) are being taught to the students and the researchers taking part in the Islamic Finance Project (IFP) by clarifying the unique structure, innovative concepts, and the role they played in offering new horizons for Islamic finance. . . .
Recruiter Shootings Spark Homegrown Terror Fears
. . . Muhammad, 23, told The Associated Press in a jail cell interview last week that the shootings were an "act for the sake of God, for the sake of Allah, the Lord of all the world, and also a retaliation on U.S. military."

Former West Point researcher and jihadist expert Jarret Brachman calls the Arkansas killing a landmark case and "a giant step forward for the global jihadist movement." Brachman, who wrote a book on global jihad, said Muhammad's case proves that the U.S. can no longer pretend that violent jihadism is a foreign phenomenon.

"It is being born and bred here on American soil," he said. "The seeds have all been sown over the past few years, between Iraq and Afghanistan on our side, and the increased propaganda and increased jihadi education materials on their side." . . .

I don’t hear any gasps out there, like this is news to anybody but the folks at the AP, maybe.,0,2897549.story
Some in Palau Are Worried About Guantanamo Detainees
. . . Palau's decision to offer refuge to more than a dozen ethnic Uighurs once suspected of terrorism was hailed by the Obama administration, which is eager to disperse Guantanamo detainees as part of a plan to close the notorious [according to whom?] prison early next year.

But the "humanitarian gesture" by Palauan President Johnson Toribiong has rattled cocktail glasses and scuba tanks across this nation of 20,000 year-round residents, a former U.S. territory whose economy is heavily dependent on eco-tourism. . . .

He couldn’t just leave it alone; oh no, BHO has to spread the terror everywhere . . .
Benjamin Netanyahu Speech on Palestinian State an Important Step Forward, Says Barack Obama
President Barack Obama "welcomes the important step forward in Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech," Robert Gibbs, the president's spokesman, said in a statement.

In the speech, the Israeli prime minister endorsed for the first time the creation of a Palestinian state, provided it was demilitarised, [that means he's telling BHO there's not a chance he'll go for a Palestinian state, but BHO doesn't know that] after weeks of pressure from Washington.

Oh, shut up, BHO, and let Israel protect itself. Not a word about Admadinejad’s phony win (not that the other guy would’ve been an improvement), but oh boy, Israel’s gotta get in line . . .
Gülen Movement an Inspiration for All, Says Obama’s Muslim advisor, Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed, appointed by US President Barack Obama and the first Muslim woman to be a member of the White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, has said the Gülen movement, a faith-based social movement named after Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, is a model and inspiration for all those working for the good of the society.

Mogahed spoke with Sunday's Zaman in Doha, Qatar, and commented on a couple of topics, including the US approach to Muslims worldwide during the Obama administration, the state of democracy and religious freedom in the Muslim world, and the contributions of the Gülen movement to global peace and understanding.

Her job is an AMERICAN interfaith coordinator (which is nothing I like anyway), so why’s she’s promoting a Muslim Turk’s latest Islamic scam? And what is she talking about here: “the state of democracy and religious freedom in the Muslim world . . .”? There is none. What’s there to talk about?

So who is Fethullah Gulen? He’s a Muslim trying to take Turkey back into the dark ages

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