Friday, November 30, 2007


Start calling Islam what it is.
Call it a toxic ideology, a death cult, even your death sentence. In fact, Islam, among other things, is a vicious political movement, which gives itself a mantle of respectability and gets away with its actions only by providing itself with the "cloaking device" of religion. Islam is totalitarianism. It wants to conquer you, and kill you and yours. It wants to destroy everything you value.
Americans could lose their struggle against Islamic Jihad or be forced into an extreme, mutually-destructive, war, if they do not correct their most serious, and most under-recognized, vulnerability. This is the vulnerability non-Islamic Americans share and can be called their "religion barrier." It means that they accord Islam the same respect that they accord Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc. simply because Islam is a religion. Americans need to reprogram this aspect of their thinking in order to see Islam for what it is and to be able to deal with it definitively.
Americans religion barrier permeates our culture.
Here is a paragraph of President George W. Bush's commencement address to the Air Force Academy, on 3 June 2004, illustrating the problem:
"History is once again witnessing a great clash. This is not a clash of civilizations. The civilization of Islam, with its humane traditions of learning and tolerance, has no place for this violent sect of killers and aspiring tyrants. This is not a clash of religions. The faith of Islam teaches moral responsibility that ennobles men and women, and forbids the shedding of innocent blood. Instead, this is a clash of political visions (emphases mine)."
This short passage fully captures this very serious, and potentially fatal, flaw in American thinking, and take note--meaning well but staying ignorant will get us all killed.
Let us set some context for understanding the problem and then correct it.
The "Cloaking Device" That Islam Is
Islam is a global movement, the goal of which is to bring every living human being on the planet under its crushing totalitarian rule, the likes of which has never before been seen. Some of Islam is obvious and easy to identify. Some of it, however, lies beneath the surface, like an iceberg. The true nature of Islam sports a remarkable disguise.
No other movement, not even Fascism or Communism, has been so determined to conquer the world and rule with such rigid, detailed, complete control over the day-to-day activities of the lives of everyone on the planet. Islam has a multi-pronged plan in place to accomplish this goal, and it is being implemented with increasing success throughout the world. Islam seeks to make the rest of the world become just like it: squalid, backward, and primitive.
Wherever it interfaces with populations it has not yet conquered, Islam destroys buildings, blows up men, women, and children, and imposes tight controls on people's lives. Islam is nihilism personified. Most of the worlds wars and conflicts are due to aggression caused by Islamists, fueled by Islam's evil doctrines. Islam brainwashes its own children, as well as the children of the conquered, in order to assure that future generations will continue carry out Jihad. This has been going on for 1400 years, yet the movement remains unopposed in any meaningful way anywhere in the world to this very day.
Why is Islam meeting with so little effective resistance?
The most important reason for its success today is that it has a very clever "cloaking device." It calls itself a "religion." The evils of Fascism and Communism, the one passively allowing Christianity, and the other openly rejecting all religion, were much more visible to the world. These clearly political movements were content to call themselves just that: "Political movements." They did not attempt the intellectual fraud of calling themselves "religions."
For most of the world's population, a religion is an institutionalized set of beliefs relating to the divine, and its purpose is to act as a spiritual guide in the personal lives of its followers. Most of the world's religions embrace, at least to some degree, the laissez faire attitude of the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Judaism and Christianity do not serve as action plans for world conquest; their sacred documents are not war manuals that describe some of the cruelest, most inhumane strategies and tactics ever devised; they receive no divine marching orders to bring the world's population into submission.
Most of us subscribe to the principle that whatever philosophy we choose as roadmaps for our lives, be it related in some way to a divine source or not, is a matter of our personal choices. We can talk to each other about the pros and cons of each others belief systems; we can try to persuade each other to adopt our views. That is where it ends. Force plays no role here. For Islam, there is just one acceptable religion and way of life: Islam. Force is indispensable to the implementation of Islam's agenda.
Since Islam claims about one billion adherents, it is often called one of the "three great religions," along with Judaism and Christianity. Americans, accepting Islam as one of the big three, accord Islam the same respect they give to Judaism and Christianity.
I once shared some of these confusions about Islam. Stripping Islam of its "cloaking device" that makes it fully visible to everyone has made it easier for me to see Islam clearly. For example, I feel no self-consciousness about thinking about Islam divorced from any association with a deity. Freed, I cannot stand by, seeing so many good, patriotic Americans utterly paralyzed in so much of their thinking about Islam, simply because they cannot cross this "religion barrier."
How Americans View Religion
What blinds religious Americans to the realities of Islam? Part of the answer lies in how they regard religion per se.
From early childhood, most Americans are taught that religion is a personal matter and not a subject of polite conversation (unless you know someone well enough to know that you will not tread on toes by having such a discussion). You learn that religion must be accorded "special handling," and that religion is "above criticism." By the time they reach adulthood, many people have developed a powerful aversion to regarding any religion as anything other than basically good. It goes like this: Religion is good; Islam is a religion; therefore, Islam is good.
Muslims exploit this Achilles heel in Americans. Groups such as the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) follow the pattern of the civil rights industry. Any whiffle of critical questioning or criticism of Islam brings the cheap suits of CAIR to full throat. As a result, many critics of Islam, infected with political correctness, back down. Were they secure in their positions, critics would stand up to these pressure groups to defend their values. Islamic pressure groups, meanwhile, masterfully exploit the confusion by playing this "religion card," along with racial, cultural, and immigrant cards, all of the current tools of "victimism."
Jihadists wreak death and destruction over and over, in a global "ring of fire" all around the world, wherever Islam meets non-Islam. Their fellows create mayhem inside America, paralyzing its citizens with doubts about their relationship with Islam. They do it for Allah and Islam. In the sense that Muslims get away with their bullying and their demands for special treatment, privileges, and unfair, undeserved advantages, it all means that we are not only accepting, but reinforcing Muslim bad behaviors and assertions. This makes us our own worst enemy.
The goal of Islam is to force all of the world's people to submit.
"Submission" is the meaning of the word "Islam." Submission will be accomplished through force or by voluntary conversion. (I must add here the extremely powerful attraction of Islamia to Nazism when the latter "flowered.")
For this reason, we need to close off all avenues exploited by Islamists, from immigration to deception to intimidation. But, before we can do that, we must strip Islam of its "protected" status as a "religion" in the minds of good Americans.
Can Islam Pass Evidence Tests?
(1.) Sources of Islam
A billion believing Muslims do not make Islam true just because they believe it. Muslims believing that Islam is a religion must provide some evidence for their claims to have any credence. They point to the Koran and the books of the Sunnah, as though these books offer self-evident proof of their assertions. Few have ever called Islamists' bluff to show how these same books actually totally invalidate Islam rather than substantiate it.
Islam is the complete fabrication of a man named Muhammad, who lived in the seventh century A.D. Muhammad was an illiterate who proclaimed that Allah revealed Islam to him through the Angel Gabriel. How do we know? Muhammad said so. That's it: He said so! Millions of Muslims have surrendered their lives to the soul-destroying Islam solely on a say-so. Judaism and Christianity have done far, far better than this to substantiate their faiths to their believers.
You and I could do what Muhammad did. We could make up some documents and sermons, proclaim them to be revelations from a deity, give components special names, and declare all of it a religion. It would be true because we say it is true. Our ad hoc religion has exactly the same validity as Islam's claims. If huge numbers believe us, and accept our religion, does it make it true? Of course not. Islam gets its credit as a religion because so many people believe in it. If a billion people believe in the Religion of the Great Pumpkin, do their large numbers make it true?
I cannot improve on the proof of Islam's fraudulence more than that provided by Craig Winn in his new book, Prophet of Doom (Cricketsong Books, 2004). He makes a complete case, using founding documents of Islam, and objective scientific research sources. Ibn Warraq's outstanding book, Why I Am Not a Muslim, makes the same case, but uses a different, equally valuable approach. Together, they are unassailable.
Qusayy, Muhammad's great, great, great grandfather was a pagan, of course. He ran a religious scam in Mecca, which centered about pagan Arabs' worship of pre-Islamic gods in the rocks of the Kaaba, the large cube in the allegedly holiest spot in Mecca. One of the pagan gods at the time of Qusayy was named "Allah" ("god" in Arabic is a different word, "ilah," which sounds quite a bit like "Allah" to our ears), sort of like "Joe" or "Sam." Allah was one of 360 gods. He wore three hats. He was a moon god whose special interest was agriculture, as well as a god of the sword and war. He was selected as Muhammad's favorite because of the last two hats. His symbol was the crescent moon, a familiar sight atop many a minaret.
Qusayy was the Meccan "conventioneer par excellence," promoting and controlling the ceremonies, rituals, and all activities of pagan Arabs coming to Mecca on Hajj (yes, it was going on with exactly the same rituals many decades before Islam) to worship the stone gods of the Kaaba. He ran concession stands, facilities for room and board, transportation, and regulated rituals, procedures, and all access to the Kaaba. This religious scam was Qusayy's livelihood at least 80 years before Muhammad was born, and it was apparently profitable. Even Qusayy invented little; he used the customs, practices, and superstitions of the tribalists. Qusayy's genius was in his conventioneering.
After Qusayy died, his family inherited Qusayy's Meccan religious scam. Muhammad, a sort of adoptee, was kept out of inheriting any of the business by Qusayy's descendents. In time, Muhammad took Qusayy's "five pillars" Kaaba concession from his descendents by force. He then claimed these practices and sites as original to his own invention, which he named "Islam," and he cemented his position by having his soldiers annihilate anyone who objected. He kept the black stone god, Allah, and used the sword to ban all the other pagan gods. (POD, page 94) "Allah and the Kaaba predated Muhammad by five generations. He didn't invent them. Nor did he conceive the pagan rituals, fairs, holy months, fasts, prostrations, taxes, and pilgrimages that made these things worth owning."
Muhammad initially had a series of gods. His first god was nameless. His second god was named "Ar-Rahman," which he used interchangeably with "Lord." Later, he used "Lord, Ar-Rahman, and Allah." Allah shows up as Mohammad's sole god much later, in his final phase in Medina, after he had already become a full-blown terrorist.
Only Muhammad ever "heard" any of Allah's "revelations," and gave only his say so as evidence of these revelations. The entire Koran is only what he said it was.
Muhammad was illiterate. His deity made "revelations" which conveniently appeared whenever he wanted something, including the wives of others, booty, or death sentences. Muhammad made up Islam as he went along, changing what he claimed was the "unchangeable word of his god" to fit current needs and "abrogating" earlier, usually more benign, revelations from the same alleged god. His claim to be a prophet was just that, his claim, having not a shred of evidence, much less proof.
(POD, p.58) "Islam was derived in part from an offshoot of the religious scam concocted by Nimrod in Babylon" (POD, p107). "Islam isn't the religion of Abraham or the doctrine of the prophet Muhammad. It is the religion of Qusayy." You can read it for yourself, in the founding documents of Islam, or in modern synopses, or in the masterful collection in Prophet of Doom.
Another Islamic lie is that Allah revealed the Koran in Arabic so that "knowledgeable Arabs" could understand it. At the time of the illiterate Muhammad, Arabic was a language still in its infancy in its birthplace in Syria. It did not achieve widespread use in Arabia, where Mohammad lived, until a century or two after Muhammad's death. Few, if any, in Muhammad's time knew any Arabic. So few knew any reading or writing at all, that none of the Koran was written for decades after the death of Muhammad. Instead, it was transmitted orally, which was a strong tradition among illiterate peoples. Certainly none of it was ever written by Muhammad, who was illiterate, like so many of his fellows. There are claims that some followers wrote verses on leaves and the like -- not the sort of material likely to survive for long periods. Nothing of the sort whatsoever survives, with little wonder.
The language question is just one of a seemingly infinite number of questions casting doubts on the validity of the Koran as it has been purported to be. Even more questions cast doubt all of the rest of Islam.
Might there have been a few other Muslim cooks making up the stew of Islam? Following stunningly successful conquests by Arabs of what used to be large portions of the Roman Empire, Islamic clerics collected and codified the Quran and other Islamic doctrines. (POD, p. 100) Until the Koran was first written some 100 years after the death of Muhammad, and for the next 200 years after that, Islam existed only as oral traditions, fashioned to retain some material, eliminate others, and to add yet other material to get a desired result, which we now call Islam (POD, p. 61). "[T]he Islamic clerics in Baghdad who fleshed out the Quran in the eighth century attempted to make it seem more religious by usurping myths and fables from the Talmud, uninspired Jewish folklore."
"Every Islamic doctrine and ritual existed before the Quran, Muhammad, or even the first Muslim graced our world. As Ishaq [Muhammad's first biographer, about 120 years after Muhammad's death] has correctly explained, Islam was practiced in all of its glory before the Islamic prophet was born." (Emphasis mine.)
Koranic errors, lies, and contradictions run rife; other Islamic founding documents fare just as poorly. Islam gets away with it for two reasons. The first reason is that Islamists' proclaim the Koran and supportive works to be the Word of Allah, thereby making any change blasphemous and punishable by death (stoning, beheading, whatever). The second reason comes from the power of Islam to shut down all inquisitiveness in its believers, who are made to fear to think.
(2.) Muhammad
Muhammad himself was a thoroughly evil man. Quoting Prophet of Doom (p. 3), "He became a pirate, dictator, and terrorist leader. He used Quranic scripture to justify horrific behavior: pedophilia, incest, rape, torture, assassinations, thievery, mass murder, and terror all in an unbridled orgy of sex, power, and money." This picture of Muhammad comes from the founding documents of Islam. Nobody has to make up anything. The founding documents themselves tell all.
Once he had gathered enough followers, Muhammad changed from evangelist to conquistador. He was a barbaric savage, claiming Islam as the authority for his behavior. He was the first "Islamic terrorist," and he set the standard which Islamists follow to this day.
Muhammad competed with his contemporaries, Maslamah and Zayd, who preached the pagan Hanif doctrine in the local culture. Hanif was almost identical to Islam; Muhammad incorporated these beliefs whole-cloth into Islam, even stealing Zayd's poetry. Muhammad became the dominant prophet after winning a huge battle in which he destroyed his competition.
He lived among Jews, and spent a lot of time interacting with them, prior to killing them. He "lifted" liberally from their traditions. Islam plagiarized big-time from Judaism and the Bible, and capitalized on their terms, such as God, Prophet, Angel Gabriel, Satan, Heaven, and Hell. Islam has never been more than "Judeo-Christianity-Lite" at best.
Every time he wanted something, Muhammad said that Allah gave him the "revelation" that authorized his actions. Muhammad made up each and every one of these alleged revelations. One authorization allegedly given Muhammad by his "Allah" was for wife stealing, later topped off by his marriage to a six-year-old girl. This wonderful fellow, however, waited until she was nine to consummate the marriage. Does this Muhammad remind you of Jesus and his Apostles or of the great leaders of Judaism?
(3.) Jihad
Jihad was created by Muhammad to justify his power lust and that of his followers. He justified his terrorism as the most efficient means of spreading the faith. Remember, Islam exists solely to justify terror and bloody conquest by its adherents. To this day, it faithfully retains its original agenda, and all the means it adopted to implement it. It exists unchanged since its invention almost 1400 years ago.
Muhammad intended for "Jihad" to be a bloody instrument of conquest, looting, and enslaving. He led many genocidal missions. His personal cut of the booty was 20%, which he said Allah "told him" to take. He ordered murder on a wholesale basis which Hitler, Stalin, and Mao could only hope to emulate centuries later. Mohammad's life was a horror story on the grandest of scales.
In the West, Islam gets away with so many lies (deception is an official weapon in the Islamic war chest) because so many Westerners remain so ignorant about it. Too few pick up the easily available, well-written materials which shine the spotlight of truth on Islam. For example, if anyone wants a "quick fix," read Ibn Warraq's Leaving Islam. This book presents "real life stories" from those who left Islam.
No one could begin to make up the real difficulties these people endured. This book is a great start into understanding Islam.
Says the Prophet of Doom, "While the Islamic holy books aren't historically reliable, they are Islam, not a version, interpretation, or corruption of Islam, but the essence of the religion. Muhammad can be no different than those books depict him."
Here, then, is a summary of some of what we know about Islam thus far:
1. "Allah" is a proper name. It is not the translation of the Arabic word for "God." Allah never existed as a supreme deity, then or now. He was a pagan moon-sword-war god in the pagan Arab pantheon that existed long before Islam was invented, and he "lived" in a black rock, in the Kaaba.
2. Allah did not "reveal" the Koran to Muhammad; Muhammad made it all up. Muhammad was not Allah's apostle or prophet. The reason he claimed revelations from an omnipotent deity was to grant himself the moral authority to act as his narcissism demanded.
3. Muhammad stole every bit of what eventually became "Islam" from various existing sources in local culture, and ineptly plagiarized the Jewish Talmud, Jewish religious documents and practices, and the Christian Bible. At best, Islam is Judeo-Christianity-Lite.
4. The SOLE evidence for the validity of Islam comes from Muhammad's own mouth.
5. All of the founding documents of Islam were written from 100 - 300 years after the death of Muhammad, and all came from oral sources. Despite what Muslims believe, these founding documents raise many doubts about their authenticity, validity, and "holiness."
6. Muhammad created Islam as a means to achieve power over Arabia and to plunder it; he also used it as a means to effect revenge on those who opposed him. Muhammad was one of the bloodiest terrorists and conquistadors in history. He acted out all of his profound evil in the name of his creation "Islam" and called the process "Jihad."
7. Islam is a political movement and a scam, a con game, run by clerics and warlords for their personal profit and to keep and expand their power base.
What we really know about Islam is that it is a set of lies, confabulations, and above all, justifications for totalitarianism. It is immensely attractive to those who feel incompetent and lack self-confidence because it provides them a psychological and moral "exoskeleton," superficially masking their inadequacies. It is as alien to the spirit and teachings of most other religions as though it had come from an extraterrestrial source. If it did not have the 1400 year history of acceptance by millions of adherents, it would be held in the contempt and ridicule is deserves, and summarily discarded by all humans who become aware of it. The success of its continuing presence and influence comes from how Islam is culturally transmitted, a story for another time.
How do Judaism and Christianity deal with criticism of their faiths? They offer arguments in their defense. They do not issue "fatwas" against the critics (a "fatwa" is a religious edict with the power of law).
How does Islam take criticism?
It does not. Official doctrine condemns critics to death. In some cases, Islamists provide the non-Muslim critic with an opportunity to convert to Islam. If he refuses, he may be condemned to death. If the critic is a Muslim, then criticism brings him death. No one is allowed to question the truth of Islam, even where contradictions are obvious. One must accept, submit, believe, or face horrendous, Koranic-style punishment.
Islamists regard "good Muslims" as those who are fully consistent practitioners of Islam. Wahhabis from Saudi Arabia and Khomeinists from Iran are the best of these "good Muslims." All other Muslims are considered evil because they do not practice Islam consistently. Therefore, they are as much targets of the "good Muslims" as Americans and other infidels are.
What does Judaism or Christianity do when one of their faithful renounces his or her faith? The Church or Synagogue attempts to persuade, or even pressure, the person, friends, and family to stop this person from becoming an apostate. They may disown or shun him. In the long run, however, apostasy has no more impact than dropping a magazine subscription. Such is not the case for Islam: If you renounce Islam, you are condemned to death. This is not negotiable. This is Islam, the Islam that tries to call itself a "religion."
Naming Islam for What It Is
Let us make the emotional leap, a leap that is really a small, intellectual step: Stop regarding Islam as a "great religion," worthy of your protection it from scrutiny and criticism.
Call it a religion, if you must, because it uses your religion's language and has many believers. But, recognize it for the political evil that it is and its unremitting agenda of world-wide conquest. Your life, the lives of your loved ones, the existence of your country, and of all your values depend on it. You will never be able to stop Muslims and their apologists from proclaiming Islam to be a great religion. They will always demand that you respect it and give it a blank check. You cannot reason with them, so stop trying. Reason only with yourself and other rational human beings. Stop buying into Muslim psychopathology.
Start calling Islam what it is.
Call it a toxic ideology, a death cult, even your death sentence. In fact, Islam, among other things, is a vicious political movement, which gives itself a mantle of respectability and gets away with its actions only by providing itself with the "cloaking device" of religion. Islam is totalitarianism. It wants to conquer you, and kill you and yours. It wants to destroy everything you value.
If you do not withdraw your sanction of Islam, you will play right into the Islamists' hands. This is happening right now at the highest level of government. We watch our highest officials bowing and scraping to their future Muslim killers, while reassuring our people that Islam is peaceful, that Islam is a great religion, that Islam is wonderful, and worst of all, that Islam has been hijacked by some bad guys who twist it to their uses.
Don't be played like a Wurlitzer. Islamists are selling you sanitized Islam while practicing the real thing. It is terribly important to remember that lying and deceit are among Islam's most valued weapons.
Jump over the religion barrier.
Keep your own peaceful religion, which teaches that the initiation of force is wrong, but that self-defense is right.
Recognize and reject Islam, which has as a central commandment to erase the Infidel -- that's you -- from the face of the earth.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Immigration: The Gift That Should Be Returned
Half of the nearly 3.5 million immigrants living in Texas are in the country illegally, the Center for Immigration Studies says in a report being released today.
Based on the latest Census Bureau data, the report said Texas has one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations of any state. It said that 50 percent of the state's foreign-born population — slightly more than 1.7 million people — are illegal immigrants. Only Arizona at 65 percent, North Carolina at 58 percent and Georgia at 53 percent had a higher proportion of illegal immigrants in their immigrant populations.
The influx of immigrants into Florida reflects the national trend, the report showed. The nation’s immigrant population - legal and illegal - reached a record 37.9 million in 2007.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mohammed IS The Antichrist


Christian leaders ask for Muslim forgiveness

The signers are a veritable who's who of Christian leaders in the United States. And there's nothing essentially wrong with such a gesture: no community has a monopoly on evil, or is entirely free from it. But it is singularly unfortunate in this instance, since Muslim groups worldwide have never, in any context, offered a similar gesture. Where are the apologies for the jihad conquests and dhimmitude? They will, most assuredly, not be forthcoming.
From the Khaleej Times (thanks to all who sent this in):
ABU DHABI—Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as one of the central challenges of this century, according to leading Christian leaders.
Responding to an open letter in October signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars, clerics, and intellectuals from around the world, the Christian leaders also asked the Muslim world for forgiveness “We want to begin by acknowledging that in the past (e.g. in the Crusades) and in the present (e.g. in excesses of the “war on terror”) many Christians have been guilty of sinning against our Muslim neighbours. Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world”, they said in the letter which was made available to the press here yesterday.
Following is the full text of the letter:

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Being an American, and a New Yorker, I have much to be thankful for every single day.
But today, especially, I am thankful to be a New Yorker.
I headed East on 91st Street towards the Park...

Here, you can just make out the last float in the Macy's Day Parade heading South on Central Park West, towards Columbus Circle, then to Times Square...
I entered Central Park...

Across The Reservoir, The Empire State Building on 5th Ave., around 30th Street, off in the distance...

The omnipresent hot dog cart...

I took pictures of people taking pictures....

Belvedere Castle.

I was hoping to make it all the way to the top...

But it was closed for Thanksgiving. I can come back on Saturday...
This is what I got to see...

You can see part of the stadium where they broadcast the final Survivor one season.

This is where Rob proposed to Amber!!

You may not be able to make out the turtle, lower left.

He was a lot cuter in person.

It'll take more than roses in Central Park in November to convince me of "Global Warming"...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Judith Moriarty --
In America, you are not permitted to discuss the great migration of immigrants into this country in a reasoned rational manner. The well funded PR by corporate interests; has Americans labeled as racist, bigoted, and intolerant. The immigration of old - is held up as a banner of 'give me your tired and huddled masses who yearn to be free'.
Yuma Sun
Two illegal [aliens... criminals] arrested in separate busts Tuesday night in the Yuma area have long criminal backgrounds in the United States, the Border Patrol said. -- One of the two is a convicted sex offender who has a 17-year criminal background, the patrol said in a news release. **
Fjordman -- Global Politician
...In 2006, the total immigrant population of the United States stood at 33 million, or 11% of the entire population, which, according to The Center for Immigration Studies, was significantly higher than at any time in history. With 10.3 million illegals there now, with at least 800,000 more entering every year, in twenty years there will be...

Teachers Brutalized in L.A. Barrio Schools

Welcome to the "New America"
One Reporter’s Opinion
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:31 PM
By: George Putnam
It is this reporter's opinion that it is time to take a look at the plight of a battle-scarred substitute teacher in the Los Angeles barrios.
Her name is Migdia Chinea, a substitute teacher who graduated from UCLA with high honors, is fluent in Spanish, and is a professional screenwriter.
To make ends meet, she began as a substitute teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
After several harrowing experiences, Ms. Chinea now says there is no teaching going on at LAUSD, only confinement – the kind one might find in a penal colony, complete with wardens and bullhorns.
And she says she’s been “confined” at many different schools within central Los Angeles in an effort to prove her point.
She says she’s been insulted repeatedly by students at various schools. She has been harassed, robbed, and pelted with all manner of objects. Her car has been vandalized.
Once, while attempting to teach at a barrio middle school, things got so violent that two other substitute teachers had to be called in to help her.
They, too, were brutalized.
Despite the outrageous treatment, the teachers were instructed not to complain. “Stay quiet. Keep your head down!” they were told....

CIA: Covering for Islamic Assholes

Cannistraro, Apologist: Then and Now
by Steven Emerson
IPT News Service
November 20, 2007
In an interesting, and rather telling, footnote to the Nada Prouty plea deal, Ms. Prouty finds herself with a curious defender:
Vince Cannistraro, an ex-CIA counterterror chief, said Prouty was worried for her sister Elfat, who married accused Hezbollah fund-raiser Talal Khalil Chahine.
Prouty had worked as a waitress in Chahine's Detroit cafes before joining the FBI, and he helped vouch for her sham marriage in a 1992 letter to immigration authorities. In pleading guilty, she admitted searching bureau files for his name, her sister's and her own in 2000.
"It looks more like she was concerned about her brother-in-law being involved in Hezbollah and was legitimately worried about her sister," Cannistraro said.
Cannistraro has a history of defending despicable behavior, harmful to America's national security. Famously, Cannistraro was a long-time apologist for now-convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami al-Arian, even going so far as writing a letter on Al-Arian's behalf after the University finally terminated him for repeatedly lying about his ties to the terrorist group:
Dear President Judy Genshaft,
I was surprised by your decision to terminate al-Arian's employment at the University. You have essentially caved in to the hysteria that is being promoted by some irresponsible media, including the Fox program, O'Reilly Factor. That was one of the worse pieces of "yellow journalism" I have ever seen. There is no connection between anything al-Arian is or was connected to that has any bearing whatsoever on the events of 9/11. I am a professional in the field of counterterrorism, having served both as Director of Intelligence Programs in the Reagan Administration and as CIA's Chief of Counterterrorism Operations. Your action is both a blow to academic freedom and, dare I say it, a cowardly act that reflects poorly on both the University and your own lack of convictions.
Vincent M. Cannistraro McLean, VA
Think about that for a second.
Just how scary is it that the former top CIA Counterterrorism official publicly went on the record to protect the North American leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)? At the time of Al-Arian's firing, the evidence of his ties to PIJ, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, was overwhelming.
Amongst other damning evidence, Al-Arian personally brought Ramadan Abdullah Shallah to direct his "think tank," the World & Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE), signing Shallah's immigration paperwork. Shallah is currently the Secretary General of PIJ, located in Damascus. The FBI is offering a $5 million reward for "for information leading directly to (Shallah's) apprehension or conviction."
After then-PIJ Secretary General Fathi Shikaki was killed in Malta, Shallah left Tampa and WISE to succeed Shikaki in PIJ's top role. After Shallah's departure, worried over negative news coverage, Al-Arian and WISE issued an incredibly disingenuous press release stating that Shallah (referring to him as "Dr. Abdullah") had left to "write a book on Islamic banking, as well as to tend to his sick father who passed away." These are obviously incredibly blatant and suspicious lies that a former CIA Counterterrorism Chief should have been able to easily uncover.
Of course, now we know that Cannistraro is unconcerned when individuals with connections to terrorists lie, even when they are in positions of public trust involving national security. Indeed, Cannistraro is so unconcerned in general with the security of our nation, in fact, that he agreed to serve as a defense witness in the terrorism case of infamous Egyptian "Blind Cleric" Omar Abdul Rahman, but was thankfully disqualified by the judge - now Attorney General Mukasey.
According to a letter written by Rahman's defense team (lead by the now-convicted and disbarred Lynne Stewart) in support of his testimony, Cannistraro's "expert opinion" was that Sheikh Rahman "has never been viewed as a threat to the institutions or the U.S. government within U.S. boundaries and further, any such focus would be contrary to and dilute Dr. Abdel Rahman's Egyptian agenda." Abdul Rahman, spiritual leader of the terrorist cell that attacked the World Trade Center in 1993, is serving a life sentence for his part in a plotting terrorist attacks in New York City.
During the trial, Al-Arian's own defense attorney was forced to concede that Al-Arian "was affiliated with the cultural, charitable arm of the PIJ, and he lied to the media about it…" Al-Arian pled guilty to "conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a Specially Designated Terrorist."
Just as Cannistraro was not worried about Al-Arian's actions, he is not bothered by Prouty's. Cannistraro's track record clearly demonstrates that if he's not disturbed by apparent illicit and suspicious behavior, the rest of the counterterrorism community, and the American people, should be disturbed.

Quote of the Day

I think political correctness is killing us on so many different fronts. We’re losing our sovereignty – global treaties. We’re losing our country and our culture through our borders. We are being attacked by those at the extreme edges of religion. By having to couch these things in politically correct terms, or to be able to cry, “racist, xenophobe, Muslim hater,” you can no longer say things that must be said. That’s what’s going to destroy us.
- Glenn Beck

"A typical Dutch person doesn't exist," Princess Maxima.

... And that's just the way the Muslims want it. This is no accident. No product of natural evolution. This is Islamofascism.
Her comments have tapped into an unsettled feeling among many Dutch who fear traditional values have been eroded in a country roiled by a rise in Muslim extremism.
Associated Press Writer AP - Thursday, November 22
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - One was a Somali refugee, the other an Argentine investment banker. Both are now high-profile Dutch women challenging this country to rethink its national identity.
Princess Maxima, the Argentine-born wife of Crown Prince Willem Alexander, triggered a round of national soul-searching with a speech last month about what exactly it means to be Dutch in an age of mass migration...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007




The Pakistani Army's Scattered Signs of Dissent

1213 GMT -- PAKISTAN -- The Pakistani army will launch an offensive to clear Taliban militants from Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province, army officials said Nov. 20. Security forces have used loudspeakers to ask residents in the area to leave, and people are leaving in large numbers.

Geopolitical Diary: The Pakistani Army's Scattered Signs of Dissent
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf took another big step Monday in consolidating his hold over the government, with a Supreme Court decision to throw out the five main court petitions against his eligibility to remain president as the country's army chief. This comes as little surprise since the general himself handpicked most of the judges that voted.
While the political opposition led by former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is screaming that this is yet another illegal move made by an illegitimate government, that "illegitimate" government has made it clear that it is fully capable of providing "legal" solutions to its own problems. All in all, Musharraf is not in that bad a shape, despite the political melodrama in the streets of Pakistan.
The U.S. State Department will continue issuing statements urging Musharraf to restore democracy, but the issue that is really keeping U.S. policymakers awake is that of Pakistan's nuclear weapons arsenal. The New York Times published a feature article Nov. 18 that discusses in detail how the United States has been involved in a covert program for the past six years to secure Pakistan's nuclear weapons. The newspaper says it had been sitting on this information for three years under pressure from the U.S. administration before its decision to come public with the information. Stratfor loyalists who have read George Friedman's "America's Secret War," however, should regard this as old news.
As we have discussed a number of times, the United States delivered a very clear ultimatum to Musharraf after 9/11: Unless Pakistan allowed U.S. forces to take control of Pakistani nuclear facilities, the United States would be left with no choice but to destroy those facilities, possibly with India's help. This was a fait accompli that Musharraf, for credibility reasons, had every reason to cover up and pretend never happened, and Washington was fully willing to keep things quiet. After all, the United States was not interested in regime change in Islamabad. The timing of the New York Times article, then, is interesting -- we would not be surprised to find that certain opposition elements were involved in the publishing of this article in an attempt to throw another hand grenade at Musharraf.
But is Musharraf really in trouble? One look at the divided opposition and the defeated street protests suggests not. However, the real threat to the general -- and potentially the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons -- comes from the army itself. Stratfor has been keeping a close eye on the status of the military throughout this political crisis, searching for any serious signs of dissent among Musharraf's top brass. Pakistani sources said Monday that there was a recent case of insubordination within the army in which a midlevel commander refused to open fire during a recent incident in Swat (where the military is heavily engaged in counterterrorism operations), saying the army is fighting its own people and the government's policies are only making matters worse. The commander refused to obey orders from his superior even after a gun was put to his head, and is now being court-martialed. We also are hearing from ranking officers that several junior officers in the army are strongly criticizing Musharraf and that some soldiers driving in army vehicles have been seen giving victory signs to opposition protesters in the streets.
These scattered signs of dissent do not necessarily imply that the Pakistani army is disintegrating and that the country's nuclear arsenal is vulnerable. However, if the general tide in the army turns against Musharraf, we could soon see a scenario play out in which Pakistan's top generals force Musharraf to step down. The Pakistani general is consolidating the military's hold on power, but there is still no guarantee that Musharraf himself will not be sacrificed in the process.

"Islam should not be blamed for terrorism," UN conference

November 20, 2007

Islam is regarded with suspicion because of a spontaneously occurring Islamophobia, doncha know. The UN says so! By Dharam Shourie for the Press Trust Of India (thanks to Morgaan Sinclair):
The international community should counter the spread of Islamophobia partly due to "misinformation and misperceptions", participants at a UN counter-terrorism conference said.
Speaking at the 3-day conference, experts said there is a need for the international community to counter the spread of Islamophobia, which they noted has been growing in recent years partly because of misinformation and misperceptions about the religion.
The emergence of "misguided groups" that have deviated from the straight path to fanaticism, violence and extremism, attributing their acts to Islam, in no way justifies associating this phenomenon with the Islamic faith, they said during the conference titled "Terrorism: Dimensions, Threats and Countermeasures" in Tunis.
Very well. But why do those groups form the intellectual vanguard in the Islamic world today? Where are the peaceful Muslims who are countering their Islamic arguments?
"It profits from weak State capacity to maintain law and order," said co-chair and Tunisian Culture and Preservation of Heritage Minister Mohamed El Aziz Ben Achour, during the concluding session on November 17.
"These vulnerable areas are exploited by terrorists to mobilize recruits and justify violence. None of the religions are a cause of political radicalism and extremism. Religious doctrine may be 'tools of mobilization,' rather than a direct cause," he said at the conference which was jointly organized by the UN's Department of Political Affairs and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Participants agreed that terrorism flourishes in environments where there is discontent, exclusion, humiliation, poverty, political oppression and human rights abuses, as well as in countries engaged in regional conflicts.
"Discontent, exclusion, humiliation, poverty, political oppression and human rights abuses." But surely other populations besides Muslims suffer from those things, and haven't turned to terrorism. Once again the onus is entirely on non-Muslims to fix the problem, with no consideration whatsoever of the possibility that Muslims might also be responsible for it.

Hizballah/CIA/FBI spy has terrorist cousin and ties to Nazis in Syria

FBI/CIA Hizballah spy has terrorist cousin and ties to Nazis in Syria
November 20, 2007
Just when you think the Nada Nadim Prouty case can't possibly get any worse, new revelations emerge. In "Jihad Jane's Poison Family: Her Bomber Cousin" in the New York Post, the intrepid Debbie Schlussel has more:
November 20, 2007 -- THE story of the US government's bungling in the case of Nada Nadim Prouty - "Jihad Jane" - gets worse and worse. Here are two more danger signs in her background that got overlooked: her cousin the terrorist, and her family's involvement in the Syrian National Socialist Party.
That's right: It's not just Prouty's links to the terrorists of Hezbollah that got missed, but her ties to a Nazi party.
Since Prouty pleaded guilty last week to naturalization fraud and conspiracy, as well as unauthorized computer access at her FBI and CIA jobs, the two agencies have launched probes of how they bungled background checks before employing her. Then came reports that her sister, now a commissioned Marine officer, pulled a similar sham-marriage scam to gain US citizenship. But the scandal will only grow with this new information.
The failure of the background checks on Prouty puzzles sources familiar with her family's background in Lebanon.
The Syrian National Socialist Party is actually an organization in Prouty's native Lebanon, where everyone knows it's a pawn of Syria's Baathist dictatorship; its stated goal is the formation of a greater Arab state, including Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Cypress and part of Turkey.
Prouty's maiden name is Al-Aouar - and the Al-Aouar family is noted back in Lebanon for its extremist political activity on behalf of the SNSP. That activism is all the more notable, because they are members of Lebanon's Druze minority - distinct from Syria's usual Shia Muslim allies there, and generally at odds with Hezbollah.
And intelligence sources from Israel and its old ally, the South Lebanese Army, say that Prouty's cousin, Nidal Al-Aouar, was a terrorist - one who trained in North Korea and the old USSR and went on to set roadside car bombs in Lebanon on behalf of Syria.
That the CIA did not uncover these elements of Prouty's background is cause for concern, since it is hardly a secret in Lebanon and Syria.

Islam and Immigration: The Gifts That Keeps On Giving...


D.C. Watson: More "Hate Speech"?
D.C. Watson assembles data that the mainstream media would mostly prefer to ignore:
Islamist imams and Muslim "civil rights" groups in the United States continue to attempt to shut down free discussion about their beliefs. They seem to have no legitimate explanation or defense of their own words, or of the actions of their coreligionists who kill in the name of their 'religion.'
They attempt to silence any criticism of their beliefs, showing that apparently they are too weak and childlike to reform them. They attempt to pass their beliefs off as benign, and accuse anyone who knows better and says so of being a bigot, or a proponent of hate speech. They don't represent all Muslims -- but they do represent some.
Perhaps they can review the following documentation of the behavior of some of their brethren in the United States, and explain to everyone why no one should be concerned about all this.
Sad to say, this is an incomplete list. Nonetheless, maybe they can demonstrate to us how we have it all wrong, and that we shouldn't speak out about the ridiculous, violent displays we see over and over again.
This I gotta hear...
Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar: Nine counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to cause bodily injury after plowing a sport utility vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, saying he wanted to "spread the will of Allah" (North Carolina).
Omeed Aziz Popal: Murder and 18 counts of attempted murder after a hit and run spree in a sport utility vehicle through San Francisco and Fremont, CA, after which he identified himself to authorities as a "terrorist."
Ibrahim Ahmed, Nashville, TN cab driver: Assault and attempted homicide, when after an argument with two non-Muslim passengers over religion, he attempted to run them over as they walked away from the taxi. He succeeded in critically injuring one.
Ismail Yassin Mohamed: While driving a stolen black Chevy Cavalier, he began intentionally ramming a blue and white taxi cab for several blocks until the cab crashed. The passenger inside the cab was critically injured. Mohamed then took off in the Cavalier and crashed it into a business. He then got out of the car and stole a school van. The driver of the van managed to get an 8-year-old boy out of the vehicle before Mohamed drove off with it. Mohamed crashed the van into another group of cars. Authorities said Mohamed was trying steal another car when witnesses pinned him down and waited for police. When asked why he did this, Mohamed replied..."Allah made me do it." Police ruled out road rage as a motive (Minneapolis).
Naveed Afzal Haq: Aggravated first-degree murder, five counts of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping for holding a gun to the back of a 14-year-old girl to force his way into the building; one charge of first-degree burglary and malicious harassment, the felony charge for a hate crime. Haq, stating that he was a "Muslim American, angry at Israel," barged into the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, shooting six unarmed women, killing one.
Mohammed Ali Alayed: After experiencing a religious awakening, he murdered his Jewish friend by slashing his throat.
Abdul Hakim Murad: Conspiring and attempting to bomb 12 airliners.
Abdul Rauf Noormohamed: Providing false terrorism tips to federal agents.
Abdurahman Alamoudi: Financing Islamic terrorism.
Adnan el-Shukrijumah: Wanted in connection with possible threats against the United States.
Ahmad Saad Nasim: Filing a false 'anti-Muslim' hate crime (Arizona).
Ahmed Abdel Sattar: Assisting an Islamic militant imprisoned in the United States with communicating with his followers in Egypt (New York).
Ahmed Barodi: Smuggling bogus passports into Saudi Arabia for the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali: Terror-related charges, plotting to kill a U.S. President (Virginia).
Ahmed Ressam: Plotting to bomb the Los Angeles Airport on the eve of the new millennium.
Ali al-Timimi: Recruiting Islamic terrorists.
Ali bin Mussalim: Investing funds for Osama bin Laden and Al Qaida.
Amjad Abunar: Arson, reporting a false 'anti-Muslim' hate crime (Texas).
Basman Elashi: Conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in property of a terrorist (Texas).
Bayan Elashi: Conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in property of a terrorist (Texas).
Donald T. Surratt, convert to Islam: Conspiracy, terror support.
El-Sayyid Nosair: Seditious conspiracy, murder in aid of racketeering, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, attempted murder of a postal police officer, use of a firearm in the commission of a murder.
Eman Zaeri: Threatening to blow up a local bus with a grenade in Las Vegas.
Faysal Galab: Contributing "funds, goods and services to and for the benefit of Osama bin Laden and al Qaida.
Ghassan Elashi: Conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in property of a terrorist (Texas).
Gregory Vernon Patterson, convert to Islam: Plotting terrorist attacks against synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and military facilities in Los Angeles.
Hamid Hayat: Providing material support to terrorists, lying to the FBI.
Hammad Abdur-Raheem: Providing material support to a known terrorist organization.
Hammad Riaz Samana: Plotting terrorist attacks against synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and military facilities in Los Angeles.
Hasan Akbar: Murder of fellow U.S. soldiers.
Hazim Elashi: Conspiracy, money laundering and dealing in property of a terrorist, Texas.
Ibraham Ahmed al-Hamdi: "Virginia Jihad Network", weapons and explosives violations, carrying a rocket-propelled grenade in furtherance of a conspiracy to undertake a military operation against India (Virginia).
Ibrahim Abu Mezer: Plotting to bomb New York subways.
Ihsan Elashyi: Illegal sales of computer equipment to known Islamic terror sponsoring states (Texas).
Imam Fawaz Damra: Obtaining U.S. citizenship by providing false information, concealing his ties to designated Islamic terror organizations (Ohio).
Imam Jamil Al-Amin: Murder, felony murder, aggravated assault on a police officer, obstructing a law enforcement officer, impersonating an officer, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Iyman Faris: Providing material support and resources to al Qaida (Virginia).
Jaber Elbaneh: Providing material support to a terrorist organization and conspiring to provide material support, specifically to al-Qaida.
John Muhammad, sniper: Murdering Americans.
Jose Padilla/aka Abdullah al-Muhajir: Terrorism conspiracy.
Kevin James, convert to Islam: Plotting terrorist attacks against synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and military facilities in Los Angeles.
Lafi Khalil: Plotting to bomb New York subways.
Levar Haney Washington, convert to Islam: Plotting terrorist attacks against synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and military facilities in Los Angeles.
Mahmoud Kourani: Supporting the Islamic terror organization, Hezbollah, through fund-raising.
Mahmud Faruq Brent: Conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Mandhai Jokhan: Attempting to blow up nuclear power plants in Florida.
Masoud Ahmad Kahn: Conspiracy to levy war against the United States, providing support to the Taliban.
Mazhar Tabesh: Arson, reporting a false 'anti-Muslim' hate crime (Utah).
Mirza Akram: Arson, reporting a false 'anti-Muslim' hate crime (Washington state).
Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad: Attempting to fund terrorist organizations (New York).
Mohammed Hammoud: Providing material support for Hezbollah (North Carolina).
Mohammed Khalil Ghali: Conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S.
Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed: Conspiring to provide material support to the al-Qaeda and Hamas terrorist groups.
Mohammed Yousry: Providing material aid to terrorism and conspiring to deceive the government.
Muhammed Aatique: Commencing a military expedition against a friendly nation, and using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.
Mukhtar al-Bakri: Providing material support to al Qaeda.
Naji Antoine Abi Khalil: Attempting to provide material support and military equipment to Hezbollah.
Naveed Khan: arson, and conspiracy to commit arson, reported as an 'anti-Muslim' hate crime.
Nemr Ali Rahal: Smuggling funds to the Islamic terrorist organization, Hezbollah.
Nuradin Abdi: Plotting to bomb an Ohio shopping mall (Columbus).
Rafiq Sabir: Conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida.
Ramzi Youssef: 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Randall "Ismail" Royer, "Virginia Jihad Network": Weapons and Islamic terror related charges.
Sahim Alwan: Providing material support to al Qaida.
Saleh Nawash: Conspiracy, attempted aggravated arson, and attempted insurance fraud, made to look like an 'anti-Muslim' hate crime (Ohio).
Sami Al-Arian: Conspiring to provide services to a specially designated terrorist organization.
Seifullah Chapman: Conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.
Shafal Mosed: Providing material support to al Qaida.
Shahawar Matin Siraj: Conspiring to place explosives at a New York subway station.
Sheikh Omar-Abdel Rahman: Seditious conspiracy for plotting a "war of urban terrorism against the United States."
Tarik ibn Osman Shah: Conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida.
Wali Khan: Conspiracy to bomb passenger planes.
Yahya Goba: Providing material support to al Qaida.
Yasein Taher: Supporting a terrorist organization.
Zacarias Moussaoui: 9/11 plotter.
Hizballah spy case shows US security agencies' background checks are a joke
November 20, 2007
"Terrorists Among Us," from Investor's Business Daily (thanks to all who sent this in):
Homeland Security: You'd think U.S. security agencies would be extra cautious about hiring after 9/11. But the case of the Hezbollah spy shows background checks are a joke.
Nada Nadim Prouty, a Lebanese national, infiltrated both the FBI and CIA — even though she lied on her application about being a U.S. citizen. Both agencies failed to catch the fraud in their security checks.
Prouty went on to access secret files about Hezbollah to tip off family members linked to the Lebanon-based terror group, something investigators failed to turn up in their original background check.
What's more, the feds have known since 9/11 that terrorists and their sympathizers have been trying to spy on U.S. agencies.
During a 2002 Virginia raid, they seized an Arabic document outlining a plot to conduct espionage operations against the government, according to Paul Sperry, author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington."
"We should be able to infiltrate the sensitive intelligence agencies or the embassies in order to collect information," the document says.
Unfortunately, our "sensitive intelligence agencies" have not made it very hard for them to put agents in place.
Thanks to sloppy background checks and political correctness, a number of them have penetrated the government, including:
• Abdurahman Alamoudi, who worked for the State Department and Pentagon, where he created the military's Muslim chaplain corps — even though he was caught on tape supporting terrorists at anti-Israeli rallies. He's now behind bars for terror, exposed as one of al-Qaida's top fundraisers in the U.S.
• David Hossain Safavian, who got a high-level White House job despite records showing he lobbied on behalf of Alamoudi. Safavian is serving an 18-month prison term for lying to federal investigators.
• Faisal Gill, who omitted the fact he worked for Alamoudi in his application for a high-level Homeland Security Department job, where he obtained top secret clearance before being suspended.
• Ahmad Al-Halabi, whom the Air Force assigned to Gitmo as a translator even though he previously had been under investigation for making anti-American statements. Halabi later pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information and lying to investigators.
• Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, another Gitmo translator who was hired as a contractor even though his girlfriend was investigated for stealing a classified Army laptop. Mehalba later was convicted of stealing secret documents from Gitmo.
• Sadeq Naji Ahmed, whom the Transportation Security Administration hired as an airport screener after the Air Force kicked him out for making statements supporting Osama bin Laden and praising the 9/11 attacks. Ahmed worked almost a year before TSA found he previously had his security clearance revoked.
• Warith-Deen Umar, hired by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to minister to Muslim inmates, even though he praised the 9/11 hijackers as Allah's "martyrs." Despite reports Umar gave extremist sermons, the government gave him outstanding evaluations.
Prison officials fired Umar only after the press exposed his al-Qaida sympathies. Only last year they started taking serious steps to tighten the vetting of Muslim employees.