Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Postcards From The Edge

Times-Leader -- Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
As of last week, the city has received more than $300,000 in donations to the legal defense fund, and has paid out nearly half that amount in legal fees to defend the Illegal Immigration Relief Act that a federal judge struck down last week. -- The city on Monday provided a print-out of the fund's check register... [Click to donate]
Judicial Watch
Years after the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history, security along the southern border is so bad that the head of an Arizona law enforcement agency assures there are areas where battleships could get across with nobody noticing. -- The problem is so severe that the sheriffs department in the Arizona county of Pima was forced to...
Charlotte Observer
An illegal [alien... criminal] who was about to be deported has been charged with raping three Charlotte women in a series of attacks that left police frustrated and female joggers leery for nearly two years. -- Jose C. Rivera was in Atlanta awaiting deportation when the rape charges were filed Friday. The charges will stop the deportation proceedings.
The Mexican government's alleged intervention in the case of U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean will be the focus of a hearing today by a House subcommittee. -- Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, after a jury convicted them last year of violating federal gun laws...
Star-Ledger -- Newark, New Jersey
A bloody confrontation between a couple that attended Saturday's anti-immigration rally in Morristown and a group who opposed the couple's views led to three additional arrests, police said today. -- The three arrests bring to five the total number of those charged at the often-tense event that drew about 500 people to Morristown, police said.
KCEN-TV -- Temple, Texas
From graffiti to gunfire, police said there is increased gang activity in Central Texas. -- Waco police said some gang members are coming from larger areas, while others are created in Central Texas. -- According to police, they are having trouble with juvenile gangs ranging in age from 11 to the early 20's.
Associated Press
A new immigration fee schedule went into effect nationally Monday, boosting costs for applicants seeking permanent residency, naturalization or other services, in some cases by more than 100 percent. -- Under the plan, which has been hotly contested by immigration-rights advocates, fees go up by an average of 70 percent...
Authorities in Colorado say they have issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of shooting at a 7-Eleven store because the clerk had worn a cap ­ while off-duty ­ supporting the U.S. Border Patrol. -- The clerk, Bruno Kirchenwitz, who alleges he then was fired over the incident related to his opposition to illegal aliens...

Late-night snack soured by racially motivated violence

“We’re going to teach white boys a lesson. White boys are going to die.”
The Daily Sentinel
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One minute, Sam and Nathan Corle say, they were sitting outside a Grand Junction fast-food restaurant, enjoying a late-night snack.
The next, they were being assaulted by a group of strangers, leaving the teenagers with black eyes, bloody noses and bruises.
The father of the brothers is decrying last weekend’s attack as random and racially motivated and says he fears it could be symptomatic of a larger problem with street gangs in the Grand Valley.
“I’ve seen this, and this is not something we can tolerate in this community,” Greg Corle said...

Blocks of cheese with wires sticking out - Michelle Malkin

By Michelle Malkin • July 25, 2007 01:47 AM
NBC News obtained a TSA unclassified bulletin about possible airplane/airport dry runs by terrorists probing homeland security.
What caught my eye were the photos of some of the suspicious devices taken by airport authorities:

The report states that “individuals involved in these incidents were of varying gender.”
Oookay. Is that all they can tell us, though? Did any other traits “vary?” Shouldn’t we know a little more about the people giving shady explanations for toting around blocks of cheese with wires sticking out or taped to a cell-phone charger?
Every vigilant traveler–every once and future John Doe–should take a look at the TSA warning. And if you see something cheesy, say something. At the very least, you’ll offend a cheddar-lover. At best, you could save thousands of lives. Quite worth the risk, I think.
Speaking of John Does, it appears–take with a grain of salt–that the John Doe protection amendment will become law. But there is still no final language of the amendment.
Be on the lookout…
And speaking of dry runs, REMEMBER THIS...?
American Airlines Flight 62: A Terrorist Probe?
By Annie Jacobsen in category Dry Runs and Probes, American: Flight 63
The following is an email I received detailing a “serious probe” on board American Airlines flight 62 traveling from Paris to Miami. The information comes to me second-hand — from a trusted source in the field. American Airlines spokesman John Hotard confirmed the incident on flight 62 with me, stating “there was a disturbance on board, it was handled by crew.” I asked Mr. Hotard the status of the men who were detained by FBI. Hotard told me “for security reasons, I can’t comment further.”
Here it is, unedited:

Obama to CBN News: We're no Longer Just a Christian Nation

David Brody
CBN News Senior National Correspondant
July 30, 2007

CBNNews.com - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama tells CBN news that "America is no longer just a Christian nation" and laid out ways both religious conservatives and liberals can begin to find common ground."
Senator Obama made that statement by email in response to questions by CBN News' Senior National Correspondent David Brody. He told Brody that liberals need to understand that Government can't fix certain problems. Instead they need to recognize the moral component.
Click on link below to read it all and to hear David Brody's thoughts on Barack Obama's comments on faith.

Brooklyn Academy of... Terrorism?

Glenn Beck tonight, Tuesday July 31 - at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET
on Headline Prime, CNN
KGIA, NY Public School Madrassa Principal is an Islamist
STOP The Khalil Gibran International Academy!
Among a long list of problems that parents and members of the coalition have with the Khalil Gibran International Academy, the NY public school madrassa in Brooklyn include a religious board (for what?) and the Radical Islamic ties of many of the administration.
Dhabah Almontaser, the principal of KGIA is an Islamist who is painfully unqualified for head of school. How did she get the plum job of Principal? Her experience is limited to teaching and "activism." A former Principal called the Malzberg show explaining that Almontaser was assigned to his school to conduct her sensitivity classes after 9/11. He found her comments during teacher training to be political. He asked her what her professional experience was. The answer....2 yrs as an elementary school teacher. He read about KGIA and was surprised that with such little teaching experience, then political activism following, she is now a Principal.
Principal Of Khalil Gibran International Academy, Dhabah Almontaser Slammed In Expose
Pipeline News
July 30, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A five minute video [Access Video Here] just released casts grave doubt as to the suitability of Dhabah Almontaser to serve as the principal at the embattled Khalil Gibran International Academy, a proposed Arab-centric public school scheduled to open in September.
The charges directed against Almontaser go to the heart of the debate over the school, which has parents, national security researchers, Middle East experts and advocates of church-state separation uniting in their opposition to the school's opening in Brooklyn.
Almontaser has served in the New York's Department of Education since 911 doing what is essentially dawa work, wearing a hijab so she can act as a "role model for young women throughout the city"- seemingly a clear case of the type of religious proselytizing which is expressly denied in the First Amendment's "establishment clause" - while denying in classroom settings that the September 11 attackers were either Muslim or Arab.
"I don't recognize the people who committed the attacks as either Arabs or Muslims." - Dhabah Almontaser [source ]
Almontaser's public school work mandate to spread what is clearly Islamist revisionism has been granted by New York's multicultural educrats because of the undocumented canard - loudly spread by faux Muslim civil rights groups - that there has been huge increase in anti-Muslim hostility since the September attacks.
The proposal to create a public school pushing an Arabist agenda and carrying out much of its instruction in Arabic highlights the absurdity of rewarding a noisy minority group well versed in using the system against itself, in this case to cravenly recycle the 911 attacks, using them once again against the society which has already been forced to endure them.
This is a calculated logic of rejecting assimilation while imposing elements of Sharia incrementally. It is dialectic in which every instance of Islamic terror can then be used to assert charges of Islamophobia.
In a July 30 article published in USA Today dealing with the encroachment of Sharia - Islamic law - into the public school system, Dr. Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum stated:
"The goal of Islamists is the application of Islamic law."
Agreeing with Pipes in this piece was Richard Thompson, president of the Thomas More Law Center who said:
"What (school officials) are doing...is to give Muslim students religious benefits that they do not give any other religion right now." [source ]
The degree to which the Islamists are willing to bend reality in furtherance of their goals is demonstrated by Almontaser who has not only denied that the 911 attackers - 15 of whom were Saudis - were either Muslim or Arab, but has asserted that the United States was itself responsible for the September 11 attacks.
Read it all. There is so much more.
We immediately call on NYC Education Chancellor Joel Klein to immediately remove Dhabah Almontaser as principal of KGIA. Her extremist views and deeply troubling associations make her unfit for such a position of leadership.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the response to Stop The Madrassa’s demands for curricula that came from Chancellor Klein’s office yesterday. Klein’s spokesperson blatantly evaded all the key questions about the curricula that are at the heart of the concerns about this school. We’ll analyze why below, but first an excerpt or two from the Eagle article: More here.
UPDATE: Please read Kurz's piece: Saudi in the classroom
A fundamental front in the war:
Unless we counteract the influence of Saudi money on the education of the young, we’re going to find it very difficult to win the war on terror. I only wish I was referring to Saudi-funded madrassas in Pakistan. Unfortunately, I’m talking about K-12 education in the United States. Believe it or not, the Saudis have figured out how to make an end-run around America’s K-12 curriculum safeguards, thereby gaining control over much of what children in the United States learn about the Middle East. While we’ve had only limited success paring back education for Islamist fundamentalism abroad, the Saudis have taken a surprising degree of control over America’s Middle-East studies curriculum at home.
UPDATEL Almontaser's intifada:

Yes, those t-shirts for young girls say “Intifada NYC.” These were sold at the Arab Faire in Prospect Park on July 8.

KGIA principal Almontaser linked directly to “Intifada NYC” t-shirts

Stop the Mmadrassa
Is this the kind of “middle eastern cultural enrichment” that Dhabah Almontaser, principal for Khalil Gibran International Academy, will bring to her students and teachers? Since Chancellor Klein’s office has approved her curricula, we assume he and Mr. Harries endorse these t-shirts. Mayor Bloomberg can purchase some for his next campaign. Read it all.

Exclusive: ‘Possible Attack on the U.S. Within Ninety Days

Author: The Editors Source:
The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: July 30, 2007
FSM Editors
Veteran Israeli Intelligence expert, Juval Aviv, said in recent media interviews that his sources on terror plots directed at the United States indicate that multiple attacks on our homeland are in the final stages of preparation. Read the details.
‘Possible Attack on the U.S. Within Ninety Days’
Counterterrorism expert Juval Aviv met recently with reporters at Fox News and revealed information, which he believes is accurate, concerning an imminent Al Qaeda attack on five to seven American cities simultaneously.
"I predict, based primarily on information that is floating in Europe and the Middle East, that an event is imminent and around the corner here in the United States. It could happen as soon as tomorrow, or it could happen in the next few months. Ninety days at the most,” said Mr. Aviv.
Mr. Aviv knows of that which he speaks. He is a former Israeli Counterterrorism Intelligence Officer and has also served as a special consultant to the U.S. Congress on issues of terrorism and security. He is best known as the source of the 1984 book, Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas, on which Steven Spielberg's film Munich was based. He is also the author of The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide: How to Travel, Work and Live in Safety (2003); and Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, and Your Business (2004).
Currently, Aviv is the president of Interfor, Inc., a corporate investigations firm in New York City.
So it is clear that Aviv has the background and experience in global terror and its operating methods to warrant taking his current warnings seriously. It would be foolish to ignore or minimize this counterterrorism veteran’s expert prognosis. Mr. Aviv told Fox that, from what his sources have been relating, sleeper cells that already have been placed inside the continental United States are on the verge of carrying out major attacks.
“What they’re going to do," he explained, "is hit six, seven or eight cities simultaneously to show sophistication and really hit the public. This time, which is the message of the day, it will not only be big cities. They’re going to try to hit rural America. They want to send a message to rural America: "You’re not protected. If you figured out that if you just move out of New York and move to Montana or to Pittsburgh, you’re not immune. We’re going [to] get you wherever we can and it’s easier there than in New York."
While this prediction leaves most Americans feeling helpless, fearful and frustrated, Juval Aviv recommends that we at least do what we can. He suggests that for the next few months, if we are traveling by public transportation, we should equip ourselves with a bottle of water, a hand towel and a flashlight. He reminds us that many fatalities in the London tube and Madrid train attacks occurred from victims who breathed in the lethal fumes from bomb components and burning gasoline. Had these people had wet towels to cover their mouths and noses, they would have had a much better chance of survival.
Mr. Aviv is a very strong proponent of “If you See Something – Say Something” school of preparedness. He stated that a great number of potentially lethal terror attacks in Israel have been – and still are – thwarted by the intelligent actions on the part of alert, aware and watchful citizens.
Americans must do the same, he advises. The global war on terror is not “somewhere over there in the Middle East.” It is here on our own soil. If ever there were a time to be especially vigilant, the time is now.
Let us hope and pray that these vicious enemies and their depraved plans against our citizens and our country, which come out of a wicked ideological brew, will be forestalled and prevented, and the perpetrators apprehended. So far, our law enforcement, military, counter-terrorism and intelligence personnel have done a stellar job. At the same time, and as we all know, we have to be lucky 100% of the time, and the terrorists have to be lucky only once.
So stay alert…stay away from crowds…and if you see something, say something! You could save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

This letter must reach everyone; spread it around as much as possible…

Dear Dymphna,
I found this anonymous letter recently, reproduced on an Italian blog called “Penelope alla guerra.” As you can see the letter is not recent, but the situation has not improved in the meantime. If anything, it has gotten worse.
Mark the optimism with which, at the end, the writer speaks of our government (at the time the centre-right one headed by Silvio Berlusconi). My opinion then was that Berlusconi simply managed the catastrophe of illegal immigration without doing anything to actually solve the problem.With the present left-wing government things are worse.
Note: The punctuation is this letter is erratic, but I left it as it was because it reflects the writer’s deep anguish.
Ciao, all the best,
Milan, September 11 ’04
Saturday afternoon September 11 2004. In front of my house there is a mosque of sorts, or rather there’s a building where practically only Muslims live and they’ve set up a room for prayers, they’re all dressed in white, they’re celebrating… yes they’re celebrating September 11, they usually never meet on Saturdays but on Fridays so this is a special day, they’re celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers, they celebrate the massacre that is still vivid in my eyes and in anybody’s eyes…
A poll has found out that anyone interviewed today remembers perfectly where he was and what he was doing on September 11 2001 at the precise moment when the two towers fell… showing how much we were traumatized.
They celebrate…
But shouldn’t these be the moderate Muslims? The ones who aren’t terrorists and who want to integrate, the ones who aren’t here to take away our freedom but to share it?
Bulls**t, Bulls**t, Bulls**t.
They aren’t terrorists because they don’t have the courage of their kamikaze buddies but they totally approve their choices, the kidnappings, the slaughter of children, anything feasible to make Europe understand that we are falling under a dictatorship worse than any Italy has ever undergone.
I’ll read to you what they write:
"European women are a shame! They must be re-educated. Muslim women have no schooling, they don’t work, their only task is to have children… they’re considered as much as animals, maybe worse, they’re even beaten."
I am an anesthesiologist and I see lots and lots of women give birth, lately most of them are Muslim, their husbands don’t come into the delivery room, it is not allowed by their religion and even before our request for help at least to provide some translation they REFUSE if she must die it’s Allah who wants it… so these poor girls (even if they do nothing to change the situation) don’t understand a word of Italian, they suffer like beasts, we tell them to push and they don’t understand, to move, to walk, to stop and they don’t understand, the situation gets complicated and we almost always practice a caesarean. They breed and breed, they must outnumber us within a generation.
At this rate they will succeed… once we are a minority we won’t be able to rebel any more, we’ll wear the burqa, we’ll take down our crucifixes and our freedom will be lost forever… Our politicians don’t deal with the problem, frightened like all of us by these people who are not afraid to die, are not afraid to fight and above all have a precise plan.
Let’s show at least to our government, to the state, to those who have the power to stop this situation that we WANT IT, we want to struggle to get our Italy back, our freedom, to be able to send our children to school without having to withdraw them because the class is attended by too many immigrant children who don’t speak Italian and slow down not to say block our children’s program… So that all it’s left for us to do is pay for public schools and pay all over again for private schools for our children.
Too wrong…
We must stop this situation, stop the clandestine arrivals from the sea of illegal immigrants, hundreds a day and adopt a less moderate less peaceful behaviour towards Muslims, because they for first are the racists against us, they want to change us…We must take away the peace flags and hang the Italian flag from our houses! A MESSAGE THAT WILL REACH THE EYES OF OUR GOVERNMENT a flag symbol of freedom, of our motherland and of the trust we must have in our government so that things may change.

Intel services show al-Qaida cells spreading in UK

Britain's map of terror
Publishing Date: 30.07.07 15:10
LONDON - Britain's joint intelligence services have produced a map of the full extent of al-Qaida terrorist cells in the country, counting more than 200 - far in excess of previous estimates.
MI5 and MI6 have identified 35 separate cells in London operating not only in predominantly Muslim quarters but also in affluent suburbs such as Hendon, Putney and even Wimbledon.
A further eight cells are identified as operating within expanding Muslim communities in Leicester, Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham.
In the conurbation of Leeds, Bradford and Manchester - an area long regarded by the intelligence services as a breeding ground of UK-born terrorists - another 60 Islamic networks appear on the map.
Across the border into Wales, 10 are pinpointed as being "active" in the cities of Cardiff and Swansea and also in the Brecon Mountains. A year before the London bombings, four of the bombers later were identified as having trained there.
Twelve further networks are pinpointed as operating in Scotland, including Glasgow. Last month, two terrorists attempted to firebomb the city's airport. The map shows Northern Ireland has two groups of al-Qaida supporters operating out of Belfast.
After becoming radicalized, the report attached to the map states: "They melt into their communities as sleeper agents and maintain contact when they meet at Friday prayers at the local mosque. Their deep cover is provided by their daily jobs as schoolteachers, college tutors, doctors and nurses, shopkeepers and salesmen."
Most of the groups consist of two or three members: a few comprise up to a dozen and more, a growing number of which are women. "
The popular image of the uneducated terrorist of the IRA has long gone," says the report. "Al-Qaida seeks to recruit university graduates rather than the street-corner dropouts. With deep-cover jihadists waiting to be activated, they observe police procedures and how legal weaknesses in British society can be exploited."
Knowing the jihadists are there but taking action against them before they are about to commit an act of terrorism is not easy. Neither MI5 nor MI6 have power of arrest, which is the sole prerogative of the Anti-Terrorist Command at Scotland Yard, and Britain's Human Rights lawyers make full use of the country's laws to challenge arrests.
In a briefing to his senior officers about the map, John Scarlett, the head of MI6, reminded them: "This is clear evidence we are in a global war against terrorism and we must fully engage it on those terms."
Gordon Thomas is the author of "Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad," which was published in a new edition in January. He specializes in international intelligence matters.

Mexico Security Memo

Renewed Violence in Cartel Territory
July 30, 2007
Violent flare-ups occurred across much of northern Mexico this week, as Stratfor suggested it would in the previous Mexico Security Memo. The most noteworthy examples include a firefight in the border town of Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas state; a cartel shooting death in Ciudad Camargo, Chihuahua state; and three similar shooting deaths in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, where one body showed signs of torture and was wrapped in a sheet with a message pinned to it. In addition, a police official assigned to counternarcotics was found dead July 24 in Navolato, Sinaloa state, with a message from the Zetas pinned to his body, which showed signs of torture. He had been kidnapped a day before with another police officer. Sonora state police reported July 25 that a member of a drug gang was killed July 25 in the city of El Sasabe after being shot twice in the head. It is important to note that these states and most of northern Mexico, in addition to housing several large industrial cities with international companies, are considered cartel territory, and attacks in the region are becoming increasingly frequent.
One southeastern state that recently has become a hot spot for cartel violence is Veracruz. The state has long been important territory for the Gulf cartel, which brings drugs in from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Northeast and ships them on into the United States. However, only in the last few weeks has cartel-related violence increased in the area, including a rise in kidnappings and attacks against government officials. Some of the most recent incidents include the July 26 killing of a municipal official in the town of Zongolica and two firefights in the city of Veracruz on July 25. One possible explanation for the increase in reported violence in Veracruz is that previous incidents went unreported. This is plausible, especially considering claims made by police in Veracruz in June that they had been ordered not to report drug-related violence. However, the brazen nature of these more recent attacks -- firefights in large cities and attacks against government officials -- indicates this is a shift worth monitoring.
Corruption on the U.S. Side
Our reports have consistently documented instances of corruption among Mexico's police and government officials at all levels. However, it is important to note that the cartels' control of the border, and their ability to effectively smuggle drugs and people into the United States, suggests an ability to control officials on the U.S. side of the border as well. Cases in recent years have revealed corruption among U.S. Border Patrol agents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, city police officers, a Texas sheriff and Texas National Guard members assigned to patrol the border. These cases demonstrate that bribing immigration officials can be done for a relatively small amount of money, and that the officials are often unaware of the contents of the shipments they are allowing to pass through the border. Local law enforcement officers might participate in two ways: either by actively taking part in smuggling activities or by more passively agreeing to look the other way at a certain time and place while smugglers transport illegal shipments. The corruption problem is difficult to combat due to the enormous amount of money associated with the drug trade.
July 23
Authorities in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes state, discovered the body of a man wrapped in a blanket. The man reportedly had been kidnapped several hours before, and his body showed signs of torture.
July 24
Police in Guerrero state reported finding the body of an unidentified individual near the town of Atoyac de Alvarez. The victim had been shot twice in the head.
State police in Mexico state reportedly detained an agent of the Federal Investigative Agency for extortion.
July 25
Workers in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco state, found the body of a woman stuffed in a plastic bag in a rural area.
Two separate firefights between suspected cartel gunmen and security forces were reported in the city of Veracruz, Veracruz state. The engagements resulted in a high-speed chase through the city and the detention of one suspect.
A Catholic priest in Hidalgo state was abducted from church property and later killed by his kidnapper, state officials said. Violence against clergy is rare in Mexico, and the preliminary results of the investigation do not suggest organized crime links.
Mexican army soldiers stopped a tractor-trailer with nearly 12 tons of marijuana on board in Ensenada, Baja California state, and arrested the driver. July 26
A city official in Zongolica, Veracruz state, was found dead inside her home, bound at the hands and feet. Her brother is a candidate for city office in a nearby town.
Authorities in Michoacan state reported the shooting death of a man in Apatzingan, the wounding of a man in a shooting in Morelia and a kidnapping in Morelos.
A well-known businessman in Veracruz, Veracruz state, was abducted by a group of armed men while he was driving his vehicle. This was the eighth reported kidnapping in the state in July.
A group of about 20 heavily armed men attacked a prison in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, wounding one security guard. An official confirmed that the men were attempting to extract a prisoner, though government officials said no cartel-linked prisoners were being held there.
July 27
Mexican army soldiers exchanged gunfire with armed men in Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas state, detaining several suspects. Ciudad Camargo is on the U.S. border.
July 28
A small number of armed men claiming to belong to the Popular Revolutionary Army fired shots at a jail being built in Chiapas state, locked up three guards and painted messages on the building. No one was injured during the attack.
Authorities in Navolato, Sinaloa state, discovered the charred bodies of two men in a vehicle. One of the men appeared to be a federal police commander.
July 29
A Catholic priest in the San Rafael neighborhood of Mexico City was found dead on church property, bound at the hands and feet.

Sudan sought Al-Qaeda’s help to fight Darfur peacekeepers

The document requests all government agencies to allow “foreign Jihadis who came to Sudan with Osama Bin Laden in 1994 to resume their political activities in Sudan given the circumstances surrounding foreign intervention in Darfur to support armed forces and the people of Sudan to fight Zionist enemies”.
The decision outlines certain steps to be taken to allow Al-Qaeda to operate in Sudan such as unfreezing their bank accounts and returning all properties confiscated in 1996.
Wasil Ali
Sudan Tribune
July 29, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — The Sudanese government decided to lift restrictions on Al-Qaeda members in the country in return for their help in fighting peacekeepers in Darfur.
The classified document sent to Sudan Tribune by a group named Kosh Liberation Movement (KLM) was dated April 27, 2004 and signed by senior members of Sudan’s presidency, ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the army.
One of the signatories was Sudan’s presidential adviser Majzoub al-Khalifa who was killed in a car accident last month signing on behalf of the NCP.
The authenticity of the document could not be independently verified.
Osama bin Laden lived in Sudan for several years in the early 1990s...

Monday, July 30, 2007

UK Citizens Abandoning the UK in Greater Numbers

"Since January 2007, we have recorded an 80% rise in British nationals applying to move overseas. As this rise continues, so does the number of enquiries we receive from people asking for help in migrating to a new country. In recent months, we have received as many as 4,000 requests in a single week from people who have had enough of Britain and want to get out."
July 25, 2007
Press Dispensary
Increasing numbers of people are taking the decision to move overseas as a result of the UK’s current immigration policy, according to www.globalvisas.com, a specialist immigration consultancy that provides immigration advice and visa services.
As numbers of immigrants to the UK from the new European Union Accession states continue to grow, more and more people in the UK are choosing to take their experience and skills overseas.
The consultancy caters for immigrants to the UK as well as British people who wish to emigrate to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa. After more than 12 years in its field, the company has recorded an increase in the number of non-EU and low skilled EU A8 citizens coming to the UK over recent years, and is now seeing a dramatic increase in British people applying to leave the UK.
Director Liam Clifford says: "Since January 2007, we have recorded an 80% rise in British nationals applying to move overseas. As this rise continues, so does the number of enquiries we receive from people asking for help in migrating to a new country. In recent months, we have received as many as 4,000 requests in a single week from people who have had enough of Britain and want to get out."
He adds: "Ironically, the main reason for these people leaving the UK is the over-stretching of services caused by inbound immigration to the UK. We are aware of the issue of so-called ‘white flight’ from certain inner city areas to the suburbs but now people are increasingly seeking a better standard of living offered by other countries.
"This phenomenon adds to the existing shortage of skilled workers already faced by the UK as they leave only to be replaced by low skilled EU A8 workers or low skilled refugees."

Video: Jihad the Musical

And now for a snappy little number you’re sure to enjoy—“I Wanna Be Like Osama,” from the production of Jihad The Musical, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland next month.
Watch out for the dancing burqas.

I've always been a fan of atlasshrugs...

... and I always will be.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Arming Our Enemies & Disarming Or Citizens

Nearly half of the jihadis in Iraq are from Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis are
infiltrating our educational system.
They’re funding unindicted co-conspirators CAIR, they’re spreading Wahhabist jihad ideology throughout the world, and they continue to openly support terror groups like Hamas.
So let’s give them billions of dollars worth of
advanced weaponry.
And while we’re at it, let’s do the same for Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has decided to supply billions of dollars in advanced new weapons to Saudi Arabia, other Arab allies of the United States and to Israel, senior State Department officials and congressional aides said Friday...
Pace University Koran Case - Unbelievably Outrageous
This is completely insane.
It's now officially a mindcrime in the United States to violate Islamic law.
At Pace University, a man has been arrested and will face "hate crime" charges for throwing a Koran into a toilet, after the university caved in to demands from Muslim students:
I’ve received an email from Stanislav Shmulevich, who has been arrested in New York for putting a Koran in a toilet at Pace University. And his case is even more outrageous than we first reported.
First, Shmulevich was arrested and jailed for 24 hours. Second, he’s not facing misdemeanor charges—he’s being charged with two felonies, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.
Felonies. For putting a book in a toilet.
Third, his income is on a borderline that disqualifies him for a public defender, so he stands to suffer incredible financial hardship as well.
Fourth, his name and photograph were published in several newspapers in New York, and he and his mother were ambushed outside the court by reporters. In a case like this, clearly with the potential to enrage radical Muslims, this is so irresponsible of the media that it borders on criminal.
Do we still live in a country that values free speech? This case is pretty good evidence that we do not. Mr. Shmulevich is caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare right out of the Soviet Union, and it’s all happening at the demand of the Muslim Student Association and the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Stay tuned. This is not over. I’m setting up Mr. Shmulevich with an LGF account, and you’ll be able to discuss it with him in person.
Background information:
Outrage of the Week: Arrested for Desecrating a Koran
UPDATE at 7/29/07 8:56:50 am:
Stanislav Shmulevich comments:
Firstly, thank you everyone for support. At the moment, I’m looking for legal advice for this. Yes, the book in question is school property...so charges of vandalism I would understand and not need advice on. Earlier someone posted that you can burn a US flag and claim freedom of political speech, a Koran is the same, can someone with knowledge of law further comment on this as my current legal defence is Google.
Once again, thanks for understanding.

Islamic Spiritual Meditation: Impermissible to kill women and children in All circumstances?

Ummah.com: Is It OK to Kill Children and Rape Women?
At the UK-based Islamic discussion forum Ummah.com, they’re discussing whether it’s all right to kill children while waging jihad: Impermissible to kill women and children in All circumstances?
The verdict, according to a spiritual leader? No problem killing them.
But you can only rape the women if you capture them first and make them slaves. Then it’s OK, because it’s no longer rape at that point.
and don't forget, mulitculturalism is a great thing as all societies are created equal. So stop feeling so superior and isolamphobic as you digest:

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tel me what you want.... What you really, really want...

Flying While Muslim - Infidels Strike Back!

And Paris still thinks she has this princess-thing topped.
Here are two reports on this most amusing incident:
Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles after refusing to sit next to male strangers
11:45am on 28th July 2007
Three Arab princesses were thrown off a packed British Airways flight after refusing to sit next to male passengers they didn't know.
The dispute - in which the three princesses from the ultra-conservative Qatar royal family demanded segregated seating - left the London-bound plane delayed on a baking Italian runway for nearly three hours.
Furious passengers whistled and clapped as the row intensified before the captain eventually ordered the women to be escorted off the plane.
Sheikh delays plane over seating
Fri Jul 27, 2:15 PM ET
MILAN (Reuters) - A Qatar sheikh held up a British Airways flight at Milan's Linate airport for nearly three hours after discovering three of his female relatives had been seated next to men they did not know.
When none of the other business class passengers agreed to swap seats, the sheikh, a member of Qatar's ruling family, went to the pilot, who had already started the engine, to complain, an airport official said.
But the pilot ordered him and his traveling companions, the three women, two men, a cook and a servant, off the plane.
The London-bound flight took off nearly three hours behind schedule Thursday evening and around 50 of the 115 passengers missed connecting flights.
Traditions in the conservative Gulf Arab region bar women from mixing with unrelated men.
The 'conservative Gulf Arab region' they are referring to here must be the space between the ears of every "good" slave to Allah and there is a word for their "traditions" - the word is Islam.

School Stops Scheduling Class Time For Muslim Prayer

Take THAT, Allah!
POSTED: 7:36 am PDT July 27, 2007
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego school that drew international attention for setting aside time for Muslim students to pray in the classroom will no longer do so, it was reported Friday.
Instead, Carver Elementary's schedule will be reconfigured so students can say their required midday prayers during lunch. Courts have long upheld students' rights to pray on their own during lunch or recess, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
When the new school year begins, Carver will have two lunch periods, including one that will fall when Muslims typically say their midday prayer -- between 1 and 2 p.m., the newspaper reported. Another controversial element of Carver's educational program geared toward Muslim students -- single-gender classes -- will be eliminated, the Union-Tribune reported.
Superintendent Carl Cohn stressed in a July 18 memo that single-gender education is legal under federal law, but at Carver it "has become a serious distraction from learning rather than a vehicle to promote learning," according to the newspaper...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Iran buys 250 long-distance Sukhoi fighter-bombers, 20 fuel tankers, from Russia

Jul 27, 2007
Tehran and the Russian Rosoboronexport arms group are about to sign a mammoth arms deal running into tens of billions of dollars for the sale to Tehran of 250 Su-30MKM warplanes and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers. DEBKAfile’s military sources report Iran has stipulated delivery of the first aircraft before the end of 2007.
The transaction, Russia’s largest arms deal in 30 years, will endow Iran with a long-range aerial assault capability. The Sukhoi can sustain a four-and-a-half hour raid at its maximum range of 3,000 km against long-distance, marine and low-lying ground targets across the Persian Gulf and Middle East, including Israel and Lebanon.
The fuel tankers extends the Su-30MKM’s assault sustainability to 10 hours and its range to 8,000 km at altitudes of 11-13 km. The closest comparable plane in the West is the American F-15E fighter bomber. Iran’s acquisition of an exceptionally large fleet of the Russian fighter-bomber will elevate its air force to one of the two largest and most advanced in the region, alongside the Israeli Air Force.

The State of Security in America

I found this at
Good post from "Mujrim"
According to Williams, former CIA Director George Tenet informed President Bush one month after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that at least two suitcase nukes had reached al-Qaida operatives in the U.S.
New Jersey: the strange case of a Pakistani who died of radiological poisoning soon after 9/11, a man who had apparently served as a "mule" to transport the deadly material into the U.S.
by Bryan Daugherty
July 23, 2007 01:57 PM EST
According to Paul Williams, seasoned investigative reporter and former FBI consultant, al-Qaida is not content with detonating just one nuclear devise inside the United States but multiple detonations simultaneously in seven cities. He reveals in his recently released book "The Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World", that New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Miami, Boston, Houston, and Los Angeles are all targets for what he calls is an inevitable "American Hiroshima".
According to Williams, former CIA Director George Tenet informed President Bush one month after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that at least two suitcase nukes had reached al-Qaida operatives in the U.S.
"Each suitcase weighed between 50 and 80 kilograms (approximately 110 to 176 pounds) and contained enough fissionable plutonium and uranium to produce an explosive yield in excess of two kilotons," wrote Williams. "One suitcase bore the serial number 9999 and the Russian manufacturing date of 1988. The design of the weapons, Tenet told the president, is simple. The plutonium and uranium are kept in separate compartments that are linked to a triggering mechanism that can be activated by a clock or a call from the cell phone." He asserts that the nuclear weapons have already been smuggled into the United States over the Mexican border with help of the MS-13 street gang. Can this be true? Williams's explosive revelations cannot be construed as just mere speculation; in fact, there are many top level government officials which have been mentioned as his sources. This list includes current FBI Director Robert Mueller who verifies Williams' that al-Qaida is poised "to detonate a nuclear device that would kill hundreds of thousands of Americans" - and that, they seek to simultaneously detonate these devices in multiple cities. A Senior CIA official named Michael Scheuer, confessed to Williams that the CIA ""found that [bin Laden] and al-Qaida were involved in an extraordinarily sophisticated and professional efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction - in this case, nuclear weapons."
Other Revelations include:
In 1996, al-Qaida's "paymaster" and a top lieutenant for bin Laden walked into a U.S. embassy in Africa and spilled the beans on the terror group's activities - including that al-Qaida had purchased nuclear material in the Sudan.
The story of a Brooklyn, N.Y., mosque that was receiving "stipends" from the federal government for more than $2 million a year up until 1993 - when it was discovered that the mosque was the nerve center for the first attack on the World Trade Center.
The case of a Chicago charity that raised millions for bin Laden and even paid for one of his operatives whose sole job was to acquire nuclear weapons.
Evidence the Saudi intelligence service claims bin Laden has an arsenal of between 40 and 70 tactical nuclear weapons.
Russian sources that claim bin Laden bought 12 to 15 fully assembled nuclear weapons.
Ties between al-Qaida and the Chechen rebels who allegedly acquired nuclear suitcase devices.
Bin Laden's claim to a Pakistani journalist two months before 9/11 that acquiring nuclear was "not difficult" - claiming they were available from Russia for between $10 million and $20 million.
Evidence bin Laden spent between $60 and $100 million to build nuclear devices with the help of scientists from Pakistan, Russia, and China.
The damage even a low yield "junk" nuclear device would do to New York - with an estimated 250,000 dead in several days.
The remarkable story of two British secret agents who penetrated al-Qaida's camps in Afghanistan - and reported to Britain that the terror group was finishing work on radiological weapons.
The stunning admission of the head of Britain's MI5 who confirmed that "renegade" scientists had provided al-Qaida with the knowledge they needed to build a nuclear device.
New Jersey: the strange case of a Pakistani who died of radiological poisoning soon after 9/11, a man who had apparently served as a "mule" to transport the deadly material into the U.S.
Axis of Evil: the secret alliance between al-Qaida and Iran that brings together two religious groups with one common goal: destroying the U.S.
EXCELLENT... but scary
Keep in mind - you can't always trust foreign intelligence.

Tell me what you want.... What you really,really want...

Al Qaeda's four stages of jihad
In 2005, coalition forces in Iraq captured a letter purported to be from Zawahri to al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Zarqawi that explained al-Qaeda's four stages of jihad:
1) expel the Americans from Iraq;
2) establish an Islamic emirate in Iraq and develop it into a caliphate;
3) extend the jihad to Iraq's secular neighbors; and
4) the inevitable battle with Israel.
With the domination of the Middle East complete, radical elements would be in a much stronger position from which to spread their virulent form of Islam.
What Does Al-Qaeda Want?
MAJ Greg C. Reeson, USA, Senior Writer
July 25, 2007
... It is this fanatical ideology, promulgated by the original al-Qaeda, that has been embraced by violent groups the world over. Across the globe, elements inspired by bin Laden's al-Qaeda have taken up his cause. It is against these elements, and their strict adherence to a radical form of Islam, that we are now fighting, and it is the ideology that binds the al-Qaedas, new and old, together. Our enemies believe that they are executing God's will, and that those who oppose them also oppose God. Negotiations and dialogue are meaningless because any sort of compromise or understanding would be in conflict with what they believe to be the wishes of God. They cannot be reasoned with; they can only be killed.

Many in this country are demanding that we withdraw our troops from Iraq. Some have suggested that we should put our focus back on Afghanistan and those who attacked us on 9/11. Both of these arguments demonstrate a genuine lack of understanding not only about our enemy, but about the threats we face...

Chemical "deliberately released" at Michigan Library, Food Store - Sickens 10

Yet another "non-terrorism related" incident.
Of course, no one is certain just what this "incident" is "related" to.
We will now return to our regular programming.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2007-07-27 13:18.
Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
27 July 2007: Ten people were treated for exposure to an unknown chemical substance after the as-yet unidentified substance was released in the Ann Arbor Public Library in the Westgate Shopping Plaza, and an adjacent grocery store Wednesday evening. According to a law enforcement source speaking to the Northeast Intelligence Network asking that his name not be used, "a person or persons unknown deliberately released a chemical into the air in two locations, one being the Ann Arbor Public Library and the second location being the Kroger Food Market." According to this law enforcement source, the chemical appeared to be caustic as it caused breathing problems for patrons of the library and at the food store. The substance was initially released from the restroom of the library, possibly at the entrance to the restroom where a ventilation duct is located. This source declined to identify the manner in which the dispersal was made, adding that tests are being performed to identify the chemical.
Although law enforcement sources are stating publicly that they do not believe this incident is "terrorist related," they deny knowing the motive of the incident...
When asked if the situation was similar, in any manner, to the incident that took place in February at the NorthTown Mall in Spokane, Washington, this source initially stated that he was unfamiliar with that event. After being provided with the specific details of that occurrence, he replied that "the two incidents have certain similarities," but declined to elaborate. An investigation into this incident is continuing, and more detailed updates will be provided to subscribers of the HQ INTEL-ALERT Private Intelligence Report as they are developed...

Troubling: Fred Thompson's Pan-Islamist Campaign Manager

Jihad Spence
By Debbie Schlussel
He hasn't entered the Presidential race yet, but Fred Thompson, yesterday, showed us why he's the scariest Republican Presidential candidate. And maybe the scariest of both parties.
Don't believe Thompson's claim that he understands the Islamist jihadist threat to America. His announcement, yesterday, of his choice of Spencer Abraham as campaign manager, told us everything we need to know. Although Abraham, of Lebanese descent, is a Christian, he is a career water carrier for Islamists of the most extremist stripe and made that the cornerstone of his failed, one-term Senate career and equally lousy tenure as Energy Secretary.
Spencer Abraham: Former Bush Energy Secretary, Current Pan-Islamist & Fred Thompson Campaign Manager
As a conservative--but more important, as an American concerned about the future of this country in the face of a terrorist threat--Thompson's choice of Spencer Abraham was the final nail in the coffin for me in opposing Fred Thompson's quest for the White House.
I know Spencer Abraham. He wrote one of my recommendations for law school. And the Spencer Abraham that I and all of America have since experienced is bad news for everyone except CAIR, ADC, MPAC, ISNA, and all Islamists who want to endanger America.
Spence was one of only two Senators in the entire U.S. Senate who refused to sign a letter calling on President Clinton to condemn Palestinian terrorism and Yasser Arafat. This was at the height of a series of homicide bombings in Israel in 1999 and 2000...

Culture Clashes Could Destroy America

An agreement was reached in 1993 through which international legal structures might actually force abandonment of the entire governmental framework built so carefully by the Founding Fathers. I speak of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Next up the North American Union (NAU) which could be the next step toward the final dissolution of the United States through the so-called harmonization of our law, our sovereignty with that of Canada and Mexico. The big three are meeting August 21, 2007 in Canada.
One Reporter's Opinion
George Putnam
Friday, July 27, 2007
It is this reporter's opinion that the audience was spellbound when they listened to former Colorado Gov. Richard D. Lamm deliver a real shocker — How to destroy America!
Preposterous you say? Lamm says if you believe America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's have a go at it. It is not that hard to do.
Said Lamm, ". . . No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and they all fall, and that an autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide."
And Lamm proceeded to tell us how they destroy themselves. That no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. As example, he quotes the historical scholar, Seymour Martin Lipset, who said, "The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy."
Lamm in his dissertation on how to destroy America, points to multiculturalism, the myth that there are no cultural differences and all cultures are equal. And he points to the fact that the United States is fast becoming a "Hispanic Quebec," that Los Angeles and Miami are no longer American cities, and the current mayor of Los Angeles is a dedicated member of La Raza and other Mexican separation organizations.
Chicago, Houston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, and other cities are not far behind. They are making the United States into a Hispanic Quebec.
Lamm points to the hundreds of Spanish-speaking radio and television programs invading our airwaves, giving voice to the 56 Mexican consulates aiding and abetting illegal aliens to imbed themselves in our country.
The tip of a deadly Mexican invasion manifests itself with the massive 20,000 member 18th Street Gang, MS-13 Gang, and sheer lawlessness running rampant.
In the rise and fall of our democracy, Lamm points to the fastest growing demographic group — the least educated. A second underclass that is unassimilated, undereducated, antagonistic to our population with a 50 percent dropout rate from our high schools . . . hundreds of illegal kids who can't speak English who come from functionally illiterate parents.
In 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor, stated, "Democracy is always temporary in nature: it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
"From that moment on, the majority will always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."
Lamm concluded in his frightening dissertation that having made America a bilingual — bicultural country, having established multiculturalism, and having established a doctrine of "victimology," uninforced immigration laws, and you have the seeds for disaster.
Look around and we find our president and Congress dismantling America by design. Call it multiculturalism, diversity, one-world government, or globalism, it spells finish for the United States of America as a free, cohesive, sustainable, functioning society.
George Orwell, in his book "1984," cited three slogans: war is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength.
Former Gov. Lamm, in his dissertation on the fall of democracies, repeats that the greatest civilizations from the beginning of history have lasted little more than 200 years and that those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.
An agreement was reached in 1993 through which international legal structures might actually force abandonment of the entire governmental framework built so carefully by the Founding Fathers. I speak of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Next up the North American Union (NAU) which could be the next step toward the final dissolution of the United States through the so-called harmonization of our law, our sovereignty with that of Canada and Mexico. The big three are meeting August 21, 2007 in Canada.
The Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves.
In the words of George Santayana, the brilliant philosopher, "Those who will not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
If the United States, if the president, if the Congress, continue to grant amnesty and citizenship to millions of criminal invaders (illegals) and they vote — say good-bye to our beloved United States of America!
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Iraqi armed forces turn to China while Pentagon dithers

Frankly, I think we should move GITMO to China and let them take over prisoner detail in Iraq.
Maybe we can outsource our Border Security to China as well - and they can oversee our immigration system. They can show us how to build a serious wall, too.
Then we move the UN to Darfur...
and then live happily ever-after?
July 27, 2007
Douglas Hanson
The Washington Times Inside the Ring column reports today that US defense and national security officials are having a fit over news that China is shipping arms to the new Iraqi Army and the police. And because Chinese weaponry is being smuggled to the insurgents through Iran, these same officials are now hopping mad that in essence, China is now the vendor of choice for arming both sides of the conflict.

Has Britain Had Enough?


This is the country in which, a few years ago, police rampant to celebrate diversity made a lady take a collection of toy china pigs off her window-sill lest passing Muslims be offended (though none had complained).
The times they are a-changing.
Has Britain Had Enough?
By Hal G.P. Colebatch Published 7/27/2007 12:07:15 AM
I recently
criticized the British government's award of a knighthood to Salman Rushdie on the grounds that such an action recruited for Islamic extremism without hurting it.However, it now looks as if, at long last, the British government is getting tough with deeds as well as gestures...
Vasko Kohlmayer
Some in Britain have come up with an ingenuous way of countering the threat of jihad: They pretend it does not exist...
Don Cox
When I got up the other day and read that Winston Churchill would be cut from the curriculum of secondary schools in England, I thought it was a joke...
jillosphy's original post on this subject:
Churchill goes off the required lessons list, along with Hitler, Gandhi, Stalin and Martin Luther King.

CNN Lou Dobbs
A number of senators tried to weaken a federal program designed to help unemployed workers in this country who have lost their jobs to outsourcing. The Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Program provides relief to laid-off manufacturing workers. But the Department of Labor denies applications from service workers who merely delivered goods, not made them. Legislation introduced in Congress would broaden the program, but it faces an uphill climb. Senator Charles Grassley, for example, wants to tie trade assistance to fast track authority, which expired last month. That authority allows the White House to largely bypass Congress negotiating trade deals. But proponents of trade assistance, which is up for renewal in September, say it should not be held hostage because of a provision that benefits big business. Workers who lose their jobs after that date could be denied assistance. The new legislation would not only expand the program to service workers, it would also give them additional help covering health care premiums and it would streamline the process, making it easier for entire industries to apply for assistance.

Outsourcing DMV data to Mexico!?!

Michelle Malkin
flagged this story yesterday about Orange County, California's outsourcing of DMV data processing to Mexico. The Orange County Register follows up. Officials are blaming the talk radio messengers, naturally, instead of acknowledging the potential for harm...
Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old illegal entrant from Mexico late Wednesday night who was convicted of sexual assault in Colorado and had been deported last week in Douglas. -- Agents captured the man overnight and discovered his sexual assault conviction Thursday morning while running his fingerprints through an electronic database...
Calgary Herald
Waterton, AB -- Three Mexican citizens caught sneaking across the Canada-U.S. border had designs on working illegally in this country so they could send money home to their families. -- However, for two of them, at least, their decision to enter Canada unlawfully will see them deported back to their homeland...
The Journal News -- White Plains, New York
Spring Valley, NY -- The village may have paid [illegal aliens... criminals] to clear out furniture from a public works project for at least four days, rather than two. -- A review of documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request shows that the village paid 10 unspecified workers on July 12 and 13...
KTVZ-TV -- Bend, Oregon
A St. Helens contractor is asking voters to convert Columbia County into an area free of [illegal aliens... criminals], imposing fines and plastering the county with "Legal Workers Only" signs. -- Other counties around the nation also have tried home-grown ordinances after Congress got nowhere with an immgration bill this summer.
North County Times -- Escondido, Calif. Poll on Page (Scroll down, look to right)
Escondido City Council members were split Thursday over whether a federal judge's ruling striking down a hard-line anti-illegal immigration law in Hazleton, Pa., has quashed the possibility of reviving a similar law that was passed and then abandoned here last year. -- The two cities are among dozens that have attempted to...
Washington Times
Somebody may be pouting at the White House over the collapse of the comprehensive amnesty legislation. -- For seven years, the Bush administration has been unable or unwilling to enforce the immigration laws, leading to an out- of- control deluge of illegal aliens across the nation's Southern border. Suddenly, the feds are about to do...
Business Week
In a legal decision with far-reaching implications for immigration policies throughout the U.S., a federal judge in Pennsylvania struck down the city of Hazleton's tough anti- immigration law, ruling that it is unconstitutional and violates the standards of due process.
Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
An illegal [alien... criminal] was airlifted to a Tucson hospital early Thursday morning after a vehicle pursuit ended in a rollover east of Bisbee. -- The pursuit began at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday when a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop a 1996 Chevy Tahoe carrying seven illegal [aliens] on Naco Highway northeast of the Naco port of entry...
Arizona Republic
Police discovered 19 suspected [illegal aliens... criminals] in an Ahwatukee Foothills home near 46th Street and Warner Road Thursday morning. -- At 1 p.m., Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had arrived and were in the home interviewing the 17 men and two women at the home in the 12800 block of South 46th Street...
WYFF-TV -- Greenville, South Carolina
Immigration officials showed up at the BMW plant in Spartanburg County [SC] on Wednesday. -- They arrested seven people who work for Eurest, a company that provides cafeteria services at the plant. -- The workers were taken into custody at the BMW training center and charged with Social Security fraud...