Why the UK will lose to radical Islam

Playing the appeasement game with terrorists and mad men never works, and the Left never learns that lesson

So yesterday I talked about the suppression of speech in Britain and it turns out that the story has expanded and some details have been added.  Let me quote from the Daily Mail,  with analysis interspersed.  It’s not quite a “fisking,” because I always understood that term as being hostile to the author of the piece, but it is almost a point-by-point commentary similar to one:

The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media.
 
Well, of course actual physical attacks on mosques are not protected speech by any reasonable understanding of it—I mean besides Mona Eltahawy’s idiot theories—but I didn’t feel confident that we are talking about physical attacks.  There is a disturbing tendency among some on the left these days to pretend that criticism is an “attack” thus blurring the line between action and mere words.  So I was curious to check it out.
 
Eleven people have been arrested around Britain for making ‘racist or anti-religious’ comments on Twitter following the brutal killing in Woolwich on Wednesday.
 
The incident has also prompted a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents, according to the organisation Faith Matters, which works to reduce extremism.
 
Besides the revelation that now eleven have been arrested (and remember, in my last post, some were being warned without arrest), I checked out the Faith Matterswebsite.  They provide a map of Mosque attacks, and a quick sampling of a few makes it clear that this is essentially vandalism.  Although really, is it even worth fretting that someone left bacon at one?  Next we will get reports of someone TP-ing their trees.  I’m not even sure leaving bacon counts as trespass or littering.  (For instance, church property is generally open to the public.  And often littering laws include exceptions for biodegradable items, such as food.)  But presuming the veracity of these accounts at least they involve conduct and not merely speech.
Much more at Allergic To Bull. 

 

Yeah, about that investigation into Benghazi…..

I think we might not get the unvarnished truth out of this “investigation”. Consider the lead investigator Thomas R. Pickering for example. Something tells me he might have an agenda that will work against finding the truth.

America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.

So said former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering in more polished, diplomatic language during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. The talk was on “what role the faith community can play in fighting Islamophobia,” a make-believe mental illness that Islamists would love to have listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Radical Islam’s stateside defenders frequently accuse anti-terrorism hawks of “McCarthyism,” hurling the epithet “Islamophobe” the same way American leftists use the word “racist” to shut down debate.

Pickering’s pontifications came two and a half weeks after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to head a State Department “Accountability Review Board” tasked with examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of 9/11, of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and security personnel Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods at the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Go read the rest, it gets better worse, much worse!

At last week’s panel discussion, Pickering piously but incorrectly invoked the Holocaust to argue that American Muslims were somehow in danger.

“I’m not great at quotations,” he said, foreshadowing a misattribution to come.

“Perhaps it was [German theologian and dissident] Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said of the Nazis, when they came for the Jews, I didn’t speak up. I was not a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I didn’t speak up, I was not a Catholic. When they came for us, no one spoke up. There was no one left to do so,” Pickering said, paraphrasing famous, poignant verses actually spoken by Third Reich-era German pastor Martin Niemoller.

And this buffoon is heading the investigation? What could possibly go wrong.

 

There goes another leftist, blaming liberty for Jihadism

The moral retardation and intellectual deprivation of the Left always amazes me. They blame Israel for defending itself against terrorism, they blame America for everything, and now, they are blaming free speech for terrorism

“Pillay: Hatred, free speech don’t mix,” from UPI, October 24 (thanks to Block Ness):

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 (UPI) — A top human rights official said from U.N. headquarters that world leaders need to find ways to ensure freedom of expression doesn’t equate to violence.U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said there are signs of growing tensions between freedom of expression and religion.

“I have publicly regretted or condemned various displays of religious hatred or bigotry and have also consistently urged religious and political leaders to condemn the violence, including the loss of life that has taken place in reaction to such incidents in various parts of the world,” she said.

Can you smell the stench of moral relativism here. Sure, the violence is bad, but if people were just super careful of what they say, then Muslims would not riot and murder. Of course, if a woman dares to wear something that reveals too much, say like her calf or something, then that might spark outrage, riots and murder too. So, what IS the answer here? Ban free speech? Or just “anti-Muslim” speech. And when that fails what? Force women around the globe to wear  burkas lest they appear in a video that might outrage a Muslim? Force members of other religions to be silent, because they might offend a potential Jihadi? I know, maybe we can demand that girls not attend school, lest, you know, some aggrieved Jihadi be forced to shoot them.

How about this idea instead, how about the West stop tolerating the riots and violence? How about we stop bending over backwards to appease these miscreants? The Left always tries to blame normal behavior, while coddling and excusing the abnormal. Sorry, that does not work, nor will it ever work. 

Ah the stench of phony Moral Superiority

The next time a nutty Leftist calls you a racist, or Homophobe just remember that they have moral superiority! Of course, this is an absurd assumption on their part, and their actions, like launching vicious personal attacks at anyone that disagrees with them, point out that their moral superiority is just a mask for their bigotry. Stacy McCain has a great post up about this that you should read.

In my Thursday account of the connections between Neal Rauhauser and Brett Kimberlin, I noted that within half an hour of Judge C.J. Vaughey’s ruling in Tuesday’s Maryland court hearing — which resulted in the arrest of Aaron Walker — a photo image of the ruling was Tweeted by @AnonyOps. This is a Twitter account “Rauhauser is suspected of using,” I reported, and @AnonyOps subsequently denied this suspicion.

Very well, then — yet we have no explanation of how @AnonyOps obtained that photo first, and this still demonstrates a connection that seems more than coincidental. Selah.

Not content merely to deny being Rauhauser, however, @AnonyOps then put up a blog post denouncing Aaron Walker as “Islamophobic” and calling me a ”white supremacist.”

Such accusations, you see, are part of the belief system by which the far Left justifies its lawless radicalism: Because their enemies are all, in one way or another, guilty of political ThoughtCrimes (a category that the Left is always willing to expand and re-define as necessary), the Left need not be scrupulous as to the means by which it advances its goals.

If you buy into the premises of their argument, then the conclusionlogically follows that any outcome other than the complete triumph of the Left — the extermination of all resistance — is unacceptable, and whatever foul, unjust and illegal actions are necessary to accomplish that triumph can be justified.

Thus, the infamous radical slogan, “By Any Means Necessary,” which is ultimately a totalitarian formula. David Horowitz, who saw through the Left’s amoral nihilism, once mentioned the humorous sign that a Berkeley businessman put in his shop window after radicals gained control of that city’s municipal government: “That which is not mandatory is prohibited.”

Go read the rest, it is powerful. I commit a great deal of time on this blog trying to hammer home the truth about the Left. That truth is this, the Left wants absolute and total control of everything. They seek to tell you what to eat, what you can drive, how to raise your kids what you can think, say, write, and read. McCain is right, the Left truly believes that their way must be forced achieved by any means necessary, morality never enters into it for them. The cold fact is that Leftism=Totalitarianism.

You say Computer Savvy Activists, I say Marxist thugs online

Stacy McCain, still hot on the trail to expose Brett Kimberlin, the convicted TERRORIST

From the “About” page at Brett Kimberlin’s “Justice Through Music Project” Web site:

Justice Through Music Project (“JTM”) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that uses famous musicians and bands to organize, educate and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights and voting. . . .
Nationally known entertainment attorney Jeff Cohen and other computer savvy activists founded JTMP in 2003 in order to fill a particular need in today’s world – connecting with and giving a voice to youth by speaking a language they understand, music and freedom of expression.

They forgot to add: “Send money so we can pay a convicted terrorist to go around suing every blogger who says bad things about him, because – hey! – we’re all about democracy. Also, music.”

Lots more from McCain, who says Kimberlin might be hearing the Raven

THE KIMBERLIN FILES:

Three days of exposure — “The Army of Davids” effect that the Lonely Conservative cleverly invoked – looks like it was enough to push convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin right over the edge. After nearly two years of Kimberlin apparently stalking and harassing his adversaries, the sudden burst of online publicity occasioned by Aaron Walker (aka Worthing) writing up a 28,000-word account of his own legal dispute with Kimberlin seems to have done the trick.

Remember that the “Breitbart Unmasked” Web site has denied — in a Twitter colloquy with me Thursday night — being run by Brett Kimberlin, which Worthing, Patterico and others long suspected.

OK, asked and answered — the denial is duly noted. Why, then, does that site exhibit such an obsessive interest in attacking those who tell the truth about Kimberlin? And why would the recent flurry of attention to Kimberlin’s activities cause Not Brett Kimberlin (as I’ve begun to think of “Breitbart Unmasked”) to post an unhinged 467-word rant on Saturday afternoon? Quoting that rant in its entirety:

Yes, This is Aaron Justin Walker Attorney at Law who blogs as Aaron Worthing @AaronWorthing and is amajor Islamophobe who hates Muslims with a passion. He runs a blog called Everyonedrawmohammed.blogspot.com which is now set to private while he battles it out with the non profit Velvet Revolution, who had called him out on his Islamophobia. This is the face of dark evil. This is the man who would assume the mantel of launching a major assault on the institutional left, and with it a solid non-profit organization whose work has helped tens of thousands of people gain a better understanding of the process of voting and how that system has become corrupted by the influence of corporate money into the system. This is the man who has taken upon himself tolaunch an all out attack on everything that the left stands for. His lies are legend. His claims against Velvet Revolution and its foundations are nothing short of an attack on everything the left holds dear. Over the course of the next few weeks we will document everyone involved in this plot against this small non-profit organization that has taken everyone from Karl Rove, to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to the out of control U.S. Chamber of Commerce to task. Yes, this small non-profit has called for massive investigations against these behemoths of the organized right to hold them accountable to the people. And because of that the right has responded with a full on outrageous assault on this non-profit in an effort to destroy everything they have accomplished. They call it #WAR. They call it #IAMANDREWBREITBART they call it a total commitment. OK, if its total commitment you want, it will be total commitment you will get.
Velvet Revolution has worked hard at dealing with this issue with the courts, and has contacted the FBI, the Attorney Generals Office, and everyone else that one can go to seek relief. The end result is that all of the parties that have been approached, contacted, or otherwise utilized, have all said that this is a battle they will not get involved in. So that is the way it will be. This will be a man to man knock down drag out fight for the hearts and minds, and a battle it will be. The message to the right wing extremists out there from BU is this: If you think we are going to be punked out and or bend over and let you stick it in then you are dead wrong. The rules you set up say that you and you only can attack people and get away with it, well, OK. Stand back and let loose the dogs of war then..
I hope you get that message loud and clear. Deal with it…

Oh, you are so frightened, aren’t you, Mr. Not Brett Kimberlin? Kind of externalizing and projecting your sociopathic habits on others, eh?

Horrified at the prospect of exposure, aren’t you? Trying to rally everybody around to protect your dishonest felonious self by conflating your own narrow interests with ”the institutional left,” and exaggerating Aaron Walker into an all-powerful Right-Wing Ringleader, whom you accuse of orchestrating “all out attack on everything that the left stands for” and “everything the left holds dear” — like blowing up innocent people with bombs, for example?

Douchebag.

Much more at the link. I personally think Kimberlin has underestimated the Right side of the Blogosphere. We will NOT be cowed, or intimidated by a Marxist thug, or his threatening rants. And yes, HELL yes, we will stick together because we LOVE America more than Kimberlin and his ilk hates it!

UPDATED! Linked by Bob Belvedere!

The intellectual cowardice of political correctness

It is pretty easy to look at the recent attack on a Jewish school in France was perpetrated by a terrorist, a Muslim terrorist to be more accurate, yet, as Zions Trumpet points out, the media is not willing to admit the truth

France Shooter Who Killed The Jews

“…Then the man was caught. His first name was funny for a neo-Nazi: Muhammad. In fact, he is a rabid Muslim, a jihadi who claims membership in al`Qaeda, a man caught fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan by US Forces, who under President Obama’s rules was shipped to France, where he went nuts and murdered people.

Instantly, the press ran out and tried to control this news. Ed West wrote for the Telegraph:

It’s easy to get it wrong because so many of the world’s varied extremists, whatever their motivation and however much they might hate each other, focus their anger and loathing on similar targets – the state, the city, modernity, capitalism, and the one group who embody all these complicating, unsettling changes in the minds of lonely, failed young men – Jews.

…as for the tragedy in France, it does not say anything about Islam, only of human nature and its potential for evil. All that matters ultimately is that three innocent children, a father and three young soldiers are now dead.

I hate to bring reality into this, I am sure that reality is deeply offensive to fools like Ed West, as reality, or in this case the mere recognition of reality would make poor Mr. West feel like an Islamaphobe. Well, Mr. West, tough! Reality is what it is, no matter what your idealistic view of life says. The fact is that idealism falls flat on its face as soon as it runs into reality..

Now, the terrorist that killed seven people in France is dead, thankfully, and he certainly was not representative of all Muslims. Two of the dead soldiers this monster shot were Muslims, as MANY victims of Muslim terrorism are. But, Mr. West these acts of terror, DO, indeed have a lot to do with Islam. Again, some facts, most, as in almost all acts of terrorism are perpetrated by Muslims. And those attacks are not at all rare, so there is something deeply wrong here Mr. West. Something is deeply wrong within the religion of Islam, and denying that fact, in a shallow attempt to somehow appease radicals, will not stop a single act of terror.

People like Mr. West are delusional. They have somehow convinced themselves that identifying a radical Muslim terrorist as a radical Muslim terrorist will reflect badly on them. Not at all. Nor does such an admission of the simple truth make all, or even most Muslims bad people. As Rex Murphy points out, it is NOT Islamaphobic to call a Jihadist a Jihadist.

The recent slaughter of four French Jews, including two small children, has, in part, been met with calls for people to not paint all Islam with responsibility for the shooting — an uncontentious urging. No reasonable people are making that claim. But there also have been calls suggesting that any reference to the Islamist terrorist connections of the killer would be a species of Islamophobia. This is pure nonsense and folly.

It is not Islamophobic to note the motives and background of the murderer. In fact, it is a form of cowardice and evasion not to do so.

The number-one cause of “Islamophobic” feeling in the world is not a thing, an event, a philosophy, but a person: It is the (happily) deceased Osama bin Laden. If one decries Islamophobia, then one must condemn bin Laden as its Nile source. Bin Laden, more than any other person, has besmirched the practice and understanding of Islam and engendered suspicion of some of its adherents.

There are other sources of Islamophobia as well. Horrors perpetrated in the name of fundamentalist Islam, such as attacks on young girls going to school, the internecine slaughters of various sects, the cruel penalties exacted by the Taliban’s repressive creed — stonings, amputations and executions for apostasy — also feed the angry atmosphere, and they are not phantoms of a prejudiced imagination

Sadly though, Mr. West is so consumed with being politically correct that he finds the truth offensive. Such a head-in-the-sand attitude does not help anyone.

Oddly enough, if this shooter had acted in the name of Christianity, well, the media would have no problem bringing up inherent problems with Christianity would they? Heck, the Left never hesitates to blame “The Right” or Conservatives, do they?  Of course not! They make that immediate accusation, even before any information about the perpetrator is known. And, even if such a connection is proven false, many on the Left go on making the accusation any way.

Again, the complete lack of consistency of the Left shows itself. But, what do we expect from an ideology that is so intellectually and morally bankrupt? If West thinks these attacks had nothing to do with Islam he might want to ignore possible future attacks

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks following the shooting deaths of seven people in southern France allegedly by a man who spent time in the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday.

Authorities are investigating whether Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman of Algerian descent who is suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in Toulouse this month, was among the training group, the officials said.

Merah was killed in a dramatic gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff at his Toulouse apartment. The 23-year-old former auto body worker traveled twice to Afghanistan in 2010 and to Pakistan in 2011, and said he trained with al-Qaida in the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan.

Approximately 85 Frenchmen have been training with the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan tribal area for the past three years, according to the intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Most of the men have dual nationality with France and North African countries.

The Frenchmen operate under the name Jihad-e-Islami and are being trained to use explosives and other weapons at camps near the town of Miran Shah and in the Datta Khel area, the officials said. They are led by a French commander who goes by the name Abu Tarek. Five of the men returned to France in January 2011 to find new recruits, according to the officials. It’s unclear whether Merah was among that group.

A militant commander, Ahmed Marwat, claimed in a phone call with the AP on Saturday that Merah was affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban in Waziristan, but provided no details. Marwat said he was part of the Jundullah wing of the Pakistani Taliban.

West and his ilk may also want to ignore the killer’s brother’s words of praise for his butchering innocents

(The Sun) — THE brother of the al-Qaeda maniac who massacred seven people including three kids has said he is proud of the killing spree.

The older brother is also linked to militant Islamic groups and is being held over alleged terror offences with his girlfriend and mother.

He told cops: “I am very proud of my brother. I regret nothing for him and approve of what he did.”

Proud of butchering children? Yes, Mr. West, YES,Islam has a major problem, with fanatics. And not just fanatics who kill children in the name of their religion. How about the manner in which Islam treats women? Of course, at least they have rule books for beating their wives right Mr. West?

(Toronto Sun) — A local bookstore has “sold out” of a controversial marriage guide that advises Muslim men on how to beat their wives.

The 160-page book, published by Idara Impex in New Delhi, India, is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who’s described in the book’s foreword as a “prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning.”

The store’s manager, who didn’t give his name, said the book had been sold out for some time, and the store’s owner, whom the manager identified as Shamim Ahmad, refused to comment for the story.

It wasn’t clear whether the shop has ordered more copies of the book, but it’s available at online Islamic bookstores and even through eBay.

In the book’s opening pages, it is written that “it might be necessary to restrain her with strength or even to threaten her.”

Later, its author advises that “the husband should treat the wife with kindness and love, even if she tends to be stupid and slow sometimes.”

Page 45 contains the rights of the husband, which include his wife’s inability to leave “his house without his permission,” and that his wife must “fulfil his desires” and “not allow herself to be untidy … but should beautify herself for him … ”

In terms of physical punishment, the book advises that a husband may scold her, “beat by hand or stick,” withhold money from her or “pull (her) by the ears,” but should “refrain from beating her excessively.”

Boy, reality sucks! Right Mr. West?

No, Rep. Ellison, people like YOU make us less safe

Can someone explain to me how this fool ever got elected to anything?

By Rep. Keith M. Ellison, CNN:

Recent news that the New York Police Department presented the film “The Third Jihad” to nearly 1,500 officers is only the latest example of anti-Muslim training materials being used in ways that harm our national security.

The film baselessly contends that “the true agenda of much of Islam in America” is to “infiltrate and dominate America,” smearing a religion that has been part of this country since its founding. Incidents like these sound the alarm on the need for greater transparency and oversight of counterterrorism training at all levels of government.

As anyone who pays attention realizes, that IS the goal of many Islamic leaders and many Muslims across the globe.

The NYPD’s use of “The Third Jihad” is disturbing because it leaves officers with the impression that American Muslims are the enemy, not an ally against terrorism. This notion hurts the ability of law enforcement to do its job. No one knows this better than the brave officers who have stood up to such bigotry – it was NYPD officers who objected to the screening of the film, just as it was FBI agents who recently objected to using equally harmful training materials at the bureau.

“The Third Jihad” was produced by the Clarion Fund, a group that lacks national security credentials but is flush with cash. Far-right wing donors gave the Clarion Fund $18 million between 2001 and 2009 to drive their political agenda through Islamophobic films. The group mailed its last film, “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West,” to 28 million swing state voters weeks before the 2008 election.

My only question is this. Is Ellison just a useful idiot for radical Islamists, or does he KNOW and support the radical’s agenda? Either way, Rep. Ellison is not fit to hold office.

Video-Janet Napolitano grilled over Fast and Furious

You know, I have said that this woman is as smart as a tree stump. But, that is wrong. She actually is not that bright!

H/T Duane Lester

Just saw this at America’s Watchtower, is DHS after Rick Perry?

According to this story the Department of Homeland Security may have found a new threat, and that threat is…..Rick Perry. The story is just breaking and as of this time there are few details but it appears as if a member of the Department of Homeland Security, Mohamed Elibiary, accessed documents which were meant strictly for official use and quickly decided that leaking them to the press constituted official use.

  Yes, he approached us and gave us some reports marked FOUO [For Official Use Only] that he said showed a pattern of Islamophobia at the department. He emphasized that some of the regional fusion centers were shut down a few years ago after the ACLU complained that they were targeting Muslim civil rights groups and said that this was being directed by [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry

  It appears as if Mohamed Elibiary’s intent was to use these documents in an attempt to bring down a political opponent of Barack Obama but:

We looked at the reports and they weren’t as he had billed them to us. They seem to be pretty straightforward, nothing remotely resembling Islamophobia that we saw. I think he was hoping we would bite and not give it too much of a look in light of the other media outfits jumping on the Islamophobia bandwagon

Well, I have said that Perry likely scares Obama more than any other candidate, which is why the Left has attacked him so. But think of this. The DHS being used to bring down political foes of you know who?

*VIDEO* Greg Gutfeld: White House Declining To Release Photos Demonstrates Islamophobia

Some folks seem intent on bowing to radical Islam

A perfect example of this preemptive surrender of our values and principles is right here!

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard Callahan visited the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis last night to address the fears and frustrations of Muslim Americans who worry they are being racially profiled and wiretapped — and to assure them that the Missouri Legislature’s attempts to ban Sharia law from being considered in state courts here could face Constitutional challenges.

Seated in front of a large Muslim audience during a town hall-style meeting at the Ballwin mosque, Callahan anchored a panel that included fellow federal attorneys (one of whom was Muslim American), as well as three members of the FBI.

The tenor of the night was polite and respectful, but several members of the crowd expressed anger over what they perceive to be rising trends of Islamophobia in America over the past couple years, citing people burning the Koran and communities banning mosques as examples.

“There is a worse kind of Muslim hatred recently,” said Adil Imdad, one of the event’s organizers. “Especially in the last two years, Islamophobia and fear-mongering have been spreading like wildfire, and it’s causing a lot of stress for our youth.”

The problem is now hitting a little closer to home, said Imdad, pointing to three bills currently circulating through the state legislature that seek to limit Sharia law (Islamic law) in Missouri courts. Sharia law could come into play in rulings considering child custody or prisoner rights for Muslims. As we’ve reported, the bills have become a source of controversy.

Callahan responded by hinting that, should anti-Sharia legislation get passed by the Missouri Legislature, it could be overturned by the federal courts. “The Department of Justice has a good history of challenging laws passed by state legislatures,” he said. “If some laws are passed, I think you will see challenges by the federal government on the constitutionality of them.”

Exactly what place does religious law have in a court of law in this nation? Where is the ACLU? Wanna bet they would be front and center were this a discussion of using Christian law in courtrooms?

Your question of the day

From Weasel zippers, and it is a good one too.

Is the NAACP branching out into the “Islamophobia” fear-mongering racket?

Well, we know the NAACP has mastered the Race Card scam market, so why not expand their race pimping into Islamphobe pimping now? Here is the story

MANSFIELD — A Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association event featuring a speaker on radical Islam will go on at 7 p.m. today as planned, but in a different location.

Usama Dakdok will speak at Premier Office Complex, 1456 Park Avenue West, Suite J. Attendees are advised to bring lawn chairs.

The group had planned to meet at its usual location at the high school until this morning, when Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Dan Freund, citing safety concerns, withdrew permission for the group to meet there.

Speaking at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at the school’s central office, 856 W. Cook Road, Freund said that, after consulting with Mansfield City Police, the school decided it could not guarantee public safety at a Mansfield North Central Ohio Tea Party Association event scheduled for 7 p.m.

In his comments, Freund said the district’s decision was prompted by safety concerns and not by the presumed content of the scheduled speaker’s message.

The Mansfield Branch of NAACP followed with a press conference of their own at 11 a.m.

Shortly after 7:30 a.m. today, the NAACP announced it would hold a joint press conference at 11 a.m. to ask the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education and superintendent to withdraw permission for the tea party meeting tonight. Around 10 a.m., the superintendent’s office annnounced a press conference for 10:30 a.m.

According to a press release issued this morning, NAACP will be joined at the 11 a.m. press conference by representatives from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and other civic community leaders.

The NAACP press release states: “We must stand together as a community and realize there exists many, diverse cultures in America. We as Americans have a right to choose whatever religion we wish to follow. It is our country’s diversity which has made us a nation rich in cultural experience and our children have a right to know that whatever faith they choose to follow, that they will not be judged by their color or religion, but by the content of their character.”

Note the NAACP plays the “Diversity Card” yet tries to silence certain speech it deems unfit for inclusion in their game of “diversity”! The NAACP has devolved into afar Left group, and that they would whore themselves out to CAIR, an UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR in a Hamas funding case is not surprising

Along with the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust.

At last the truth is coming out about CAIR. Maybe now the mainstream media will stop treating it as a moderate group, although the FBI seems determined to keep its blinkers on.

“Islamic Groups Named in Hamas Funding Case,” by Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun:

Federal prosecutors have named three prominent Islamic organizations in America as participants in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support a Palestinian Arab terrorist group, Hamas.

Prosecutors applied the label of “unindicted co-conspirator” to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust in connection with a trial planned in Texas next month for five officials of a defunct charity, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

While the foundation was charged in the case, which was filed in 2004, none of the other groups was. However, the co-conspirator designation could be a blow to the credibility of the national Islamic organizations, which often work hand-in-hand with government officials engaged in outreach to the Muslim community.

A court filing by the government last week listed the three prominent groups among about 300 individuals or entities named as co-conspirators. The document gave scant details, but prosecutors described CAIR as a present or past member of “the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and/or its organizations.” The government listed the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust as “entities who are and/or were members of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”

The secretary-general of the Islamic Society of North America, Muneer Fareed, said his group was surprised to be named in the Texas case. “I can tell you categorically that the current administration of ISNA, as well as its stakeholders, they have no connection to my knowledge with any Holy Land foundations,” he said.

Mr. Fareed denied his group has any ties to Hamas, though he said it is difficult to police all 300 mosques under his umbrella. “We might have a kid whose dad was president of Hamas for all I know,” he said. “How do you verify these things?”

AS I said, the NAACP has now whored itself out to a group that has ties to terrorist groups? That is indeed how far the NAACP has fallen.

Oh the tolerance that Muslims demand

Yet, often times it seems that many Muslims express a desire to be accepted, yet do not want to grant the same to others of different beliefs or faiths. Consider this story from Australia via Always on Watch, an other new addition to our blogroll

Look, this is simple, when you move to a country, you need to assimilate. It really is that simple.

The Islamaphobia scam!

Daniel Greenfield destroys the “Islamaphobia is rampant” lie being pushed by the Left, the media, and, of course Jihadist sympathizers!

Headlines in New York papers are blaring once again that Islamophobia is up. Up and rising. Statistics released by the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services reveal that Islamophobic bias attacks are up by a whopping 15 percent.

15 percent does sound like a lot. And by a lot, I mean that they’ve gone up from 8 incidents in 2008 to 11 in 2009. That’s right, that whopping “15 percent” is actually an increase of 3 incidents. To put this into context, in 2008 there were 219 attacks targeting Jews. And in 2009, that number went up to 251. And here’s some more context. That same report shows that Anti-Multi-Religious Groups attacks went up from 3 to 11 incidents in that same year. That’s a much steeper spike which brings us to the same number as the so-called Islamophobic attacks. And yet you don’t see the media trumpeting those numbers. But when there are more bias attacks by people who can’t figure out which religion they hate more, than anti-Muslim attacks, it’s safe to say that there is no Islamophobia crisis.

In 2010, we’ve been witness to multiple fake Islamophobia incidents in New York City. Just a few weeks ago, hate crimes charges were dropped against two latino men who got into a subway scuffle with an Imam. The Imam, Rod Peterson, is a criminal with an extensive rap sheet for burglary, robbery and possession of a weapon. It’s not clear that his victims had any such record. But because Rod Peterson had become an Imam, he went free, while his victims faced hate crimes charges. Now the hate crimes charges have been withdrawn. But the lesson of the story is that an altercation by a Muslim criminal who cries, “Hate Crime” will get him off the hook, while the men he got into a fight with still face criminal charges.

Then there was the famous “Prayer Rug Urination of 2010″. Newspaper headlines told the awful tale of a horrible Islamophobe who ran into the Al-Iman Mosque mosque, cursing Muslims and urinating all over their prayer rugs. As the story developed, it turned out that the “Urinating Islamophobe” was actually Omar Riviera, a Latino man on a several day bender, who urinated on the street, at a prayer rug near the entrance to the mosque. Omar never cursed any Muslims. He had no idea where he was. But none of that stopped Rachel Barenblat, an Al-Jazeera contributor and radical anti-Israel leftist, from jumping on the incident to raise over a thousand dollars to buy the Al-Iman mosque a new prayer rug. (For a 1000 dollars, you could probably carpet several rooms in the mosque, but why bother jumping on the details.) The Al-Iman Mosque turned out to have anti-semitic and homophobic materials on their website, but that didn’t stop Nicholas Kristof from featuring Rachel Barenblat as a model for all self-hating Jews to follow.

Then there was Michael Enright, a dead drunk alcoholic arts student, who became the poster child for Islamophobia, after he slashed the Muslim cabbie who was driving him home. Afterward Enright sat down in the street and was so incoherent that police took him to Bellevue Hospital, rather than a prison cell, but he was too useful to let go of. Earlier that year, a Muslim cabbie had been robbed and beaten by an attacker, but the timing wasn’t right yet. Enright’s drunken slashing came at the perfect time for Bloomberg to put on a show in defense of the Ground Zero Mosque.

Bloomberg invited the cabbie to City Hall. The media depicted Enright as a hate crazed monster, even though there was an extensive history showing that he actually liked Muslims. And an even more extensive history showing that he was an alcoholic prone to crazed behavior when drunk. But none of that mattered. Bloomberg had his pigeon. While Enright should have faced justice for his attack, it should have been as part of a legitimate investigation, rather than a prop in a show about tolerance. The cabbie and the media colluded to misrepresent Enright’s comments. And just as in the previous cases, an assault that was not a hate crime, became transformed into a hate crime.

Useful idiots! They ignore acts of terror by radical Muslims, they they glom onto these stories?

Daniel Greenfield asks the question on the century

Who WILL teach tolerance to Muslims? HMMMMMMMMMMMM

Every time a Muslim terrorist is caught trying to kill Americans in the name of Islam, the media and the politicians immediately go on full alert over the threat of an “Islamophobic backlash” against Muslims. Right away city mayors, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, sensitivity trainers, school board members, television executives and editorial writers go sliding down the TolerancePole(TM) on an urgent mission to head off the inevitable orgy of violence by ordinary Americans who are always presumed to be 5 minutes away from shouldering a battering ram and heading off to the nearest mosque– by teaching tolerance toward Islam. That means embedding Islam even deeper into the school curriculum, adding a “positive depiction” of a Muslim to every TV show on the air, and arresting anyone who even looks funny at a Koran

With all the energy expended on teaching Americans to be tolerant of Islam, you would think the streets of every major city were covered in the bodies of Muslims murdered by mobs of ignorant Americans who had never been exposed to the wonders of Islam. But 9 years after Muslims murdered thousands of Americans, there has yet to be such a case. The mobs have not materialized. Even the already inflated number of hate crimes targeting Muslims are a blip on the radar compared to how many such crimes target Jews and Blacks. The Islamophobic backlash that was on the verge of drowning Dearborn or Jersey City in a postmodern pogrom has never actually materialized.

So far Muslims have murdered thousands of Americans. And a single American filmmaker killed his Muslim partner when the latter expressed support for Al Qaeda right after 9/11. That was 9 years ago.

As of now the domestic murder scoreboard reads, “Muslims 3,000 – Americans 1″. Anyone trained in the arcane arts of basic addition and subtraction can’t help but look at that score and wonder if it’s perhaps the people who have a kill count in the thousands who need to be taught tolerance, more than the schlubs who were just barely tolerant enough to score a 1.

Go read the whole thing, it is well written, thought provoking, and frankly, ought to be read BY THE LEFT in this nation. Lord knows the media needs to heed this.

Donald Douglas: How does the NY Tmes do it?

It seems that no matter what America does in response to terrorism, media outlets like the NY Times find that we are “creating more terrorists”. It is frustrating in the extreme to watch our major media types continually engage in this tactic.  Donald Douglas looks at the latest nonsense from the Times, which claims that those daring to oppose the Islamic center next to Ground Zero are encouraging terrorism now! Yep, it is ALWAYS our fault!

Yep, from the same paper that repeatedly aids and abets global jihad, now we’re told that Ground Zero Mosque opponents are “lifting extremists.” This is truly perverted:

Some counterterrorism experts say the anti-Muslim sentiment that has saturated the airwaves and blogs in the debate over plans for an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing into the hands of extremists by bolstering their claims that the United States is hostile to Islam.

Opposition to the center by prominent politicians and other public figures in the United States has been covered extensively by the news media in Muslim countries. At a time of concern about radicalization of young Muslims in the West, it risks adding new fuel to Al Qaeda’s claim that Islam is under attack by the West and must be defended with violence, some specialists on Islamic militancy say.

“I know people in this debate don’t intend it, but there are consequences for these kinds of remarks,” said Brian Fishman, who studies terrorism for the New America Foundation here.

He said that Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric hiding in Yemen who has been linked to several terrorist plots, has been arguing for months in Web speeches and in a new Qaeda magazine that American Muslims face a dark future of ever-worsening discrimination and vilification.

“When the rhetoric is so inflammatory that it serves the interests of a jihadi recruiter like Awlaki, politicians need to be called on it,” Mr. Fishman said.

Go read all of Douglas’s post, pay close attention to exactly who the Times considers “moderates” in the Muslim community. It seems that the Times, and their Leftist ilk, are so in need of their daily f ix of “tolerance”, that they refuse to do what the Times is supposed to do, and that is INVESTIGATE and REPORT on who is behind this mosque!