Could there be a Colorado connection? I can’t help but to wonder if the latest fires in Colorado, one of the worst in state history and already responsible for multiple deaths and the destruction of hundreds of homes, was deliberately set. I haven’t come across any evidence to suggest this yet, but in light of recent statements by Islamic terror groups this year it wouldn’t surprise me if this was the work of one of the many Islamic terror groups already operating within the United States …
By Brian Blum, Israelity – “Who does this kind of thing? I just don’t get it. Setting fires on purpose.
I was incredibly dismayed to read in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post that there were more than 200 arson attacks in the Jerusalem area in the last two weeks, and that in the past month and a half, there have been some 2,000 fires started due to arson.
To put that into perspective, in an average year, there are about 8,000 fire related incidents.
The largest fire yesterday was in the area of the Ora and Aminadav moshavs, the latter straddling a beautiful forest that was next on our list to hike. That fire was brought under control fairly quickly because the Fire and Rescue Services decided immediately to bring in firefighting planes.
There were also fires in the wadi next to the American Consulate, six small fires near Hebrew University, and another in French Hill.
In the past, arson has been used as a form of nationalist struggle by Palestinians, a form of terror ‘lite,’ in as much as it usually results in property damage but not death (the Carmel Forest fire that has been at the center of the latest Comptroller’s lambasting of the Interior and Finance ministers was apparently started by accident, not arson).
The cause of this latest round of fires around Jerusalem is still not known. Two Jewish teenagers were arrested two weeks ago, but the fires have continued; the police have concluded, logically, that a larger group must be involved.” Read more.
Flashback: Latest Al Qaeda Magazine Calls Upon American Muslims To Launch A ‘Firebomb’ Campaign Inside The US – “The men who launched al Qaeda’s English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but ‘Inspire’ magazine lives on without them — and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs… ‘It Is of Your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb,’ which gives detailed instructions on how to ignite an ‘ember bomb’ in a U.S. forest, recommending Montana because of the rapid population growth in wooded areas. ‘In America, there are more houses built in the [countryside] than in the cities,’ says the writer, who uses the pseudonym The AQ Chef.” Read more.
Flashback: Islamists Prepare for ‘Paradigm Shift’, Declare Jihad Inside America by Setting Forest Fires in Nevada Followed by Possible Attacks ‘Elsewhere’ - “Allah have granted a group of our brothers from the lions of Masadat Al-Mujahidin … to set fire in the forests of Nevada in the Reno region. And we by this great event and paradigm shift declare the following: 1. we declare our full responsibility of setting fire in the Nevada forests in America. 2. we declare widening the area of war and transferring it currently to inside America and soon to elsewhere… ” Read more.
More signs of that mental illness rearing its ugly head again. Yes, let’s all just ignore the fact that the overwhelming majority of terrorism in the world today is committed by the hands of Muslims. Because if we pretend that Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist, then Islamic terror will disappear …
Qur’an Sura 9:123, “O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you …”
Qur’an Sura 9:14, “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace …”
By JIM KOURI, Family Security Matters – “Democrats serving on New York’s City Council are proposing legislation that would create a new position in response to complaints from Muslim groups and left-wing organizations opposed to the current counterterrorism activities of the New York City Police Department.
In response, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg went on record saying he opposes ‘planned legislation to create independent oversight of the New York Police Department.’
Two dozen members of the City Council, which is overwhelmingly Democratic, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would create the position of inspector general who would head a department that possesses subpoena power and broad investigative authority to monitor the 40,000-member NYPD. The measure is supported by Muslim groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
‘The NYPD is the most regulated department in the entire city,’ Bloomberg said. ‘I think we have enough supervision and oversight. We need to focus on just getting the bad guys off the street and getting the guns out of their hands.’
‘If anyone needs oversight it’s the liberal-left dominated city council. What was historically a citizens group who volunteered their time to help the city and its people has evolved into a full-time career for party hacks and second-rate politicians,’ said an angry former police detective, now working in the court system.
NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey was also condemned by critics who claim it constitutes racial profiling.
Last week, Muslims living in northern New Jersey announced that they had filed a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Police Department’s surveillance of mosques, businesses, universities and other locations as part of its anti-terrorism program.” Read more.
Flashback: Mother of Homegrown NY Jihadist: ‘My Son Was a Normal American Guy … Then He Became a Muslim and He Changed’ – “Sosa said her son’s personality began to change after the then-teenager swapped salsa for Islam about five years ago. ‘My son was a normal American guy,’ she said. ‘He did what young people do. Then he became a Muslim and he changed.’ … When he started reading the Koran in 2001, Sosa wasn’t happy because she’s a Catholic, but she noted that ‘in beginning, he wasn’t a fanatic.’ ‘He prayed and went to the mosque,’ she said. Over time, he stopped writing and listening to salsa music and spent his days praying, reading and sleeping. She said Pimentel’s fierce embrace of Islam — he converted in 2004, according to police — prompted her to move him back to the city from Schenectady in early 2010. ‘I brought him here because I didn’t like the way he was acting,’ she said… The move did not dampen his fervor.” Read more.
If terror-linked Islamist front groups like CAIR and ISNA had their way — fully supported by their leftist enablers and fully empowered by the politically correct ineptitude of the Obama Administration — then this man would still be freely roaming the streets of America …
“NEW YORK: A man suspected of association with al Qaeda has been arrested here and charged with providing material support to the terror network and possessing and using firearms to promote violence.
The indictment of Minh Quang Pham was announced by Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and other security officials.
According to court papers, in December 2010, Pham travelled from Britain to Yemen where he showed up at the principal base of operations for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
While in Yemen, Pham took an oath of allegiance to AQAP, carried an automatic assault rifle, obtained training from the group and helped it prepare online propaganda.
Pham returned to the United Kingdom from Yemen in 2011. Prior to his arrest, Pham was held by British authorities in immigration custody.
If convicted on all counts, Pham would face a maximum sentence of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years.
His nationality has not been announced.
‘The international law enforcement cooperation that led to today’s arrest of Minh Quang Pham, an alleged associate of a terrorist organization committed to killing Americans both here and abroad, underscores our joint commitment to identifying, prosecuting, and punishing those who would do harm to our country and our people,’ Bharara said in a statement.” Source – Dawn.com.
Flashback: New York City Accountant Pleads Guilty To Aiding Al-Qaeda - “A well-traveled certified public accountant from New York pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that he used his technical skills to help al-Qaida. Sabirhan Hasanoff had been arrested in 2010 in Dubai and brought to the United States to face charges of providing material support to the terror network. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his July 23 sentencing. Prosecutors portrayed Hasanoff as a new, more sophisticated breed of homegrown terrorist: He is a dual citizen of the U.S.” Read more.
By Reza Kahlili – “Just days after the breakdown of talks with the West over Iran’s nuclear program, the deputy chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards announced that there soon will be war – and that Allah will ensure his forces are victorious.
The last round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) ended in Moscow last week without any agreement on Iran’s illicit nuclear program.
Gen. Hossein Salami, in a televised interview, boasted that, ‘Iran has complete control of all the enemy’s interests around the world and is on a path to reach equivalency with world powers.’ The commander emphasized that Iran’s nuclear program is irreversible, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Salami said war is inevitable, and the Iranian forces are ready.
‘The current sanctions will only help Iran with its progress, and the Iranian ballistic missiles can target the enemy’s moving carriers with 100 percent accuracy,’ he warned the West. ‘The Guards’ operational plan includes a radius of deterrence in the region in which all interests of the enemy have been identified, and in case of war, those interests will be attacked.’
Guards’ commanders have stated previously that all U.S. bases in the region are targeted with missiles and will be attacked should America strike Iran.
Salami said Iranian ballistic missiles can travel at several times the speed of sound and cannot easily be tracked and destroyed. ‘Our defense inventory is so great that at times Read more…
Some people describe it as sounding like a door slamming while others said it was strong enough to rattle windows.
A check of the U.S. Geological Survey website shows no earthquake activity.
One San Diego resident mentioned the sound via Twitter ‘Uh… La Jolla just shook. Or at least my street did. Big boom too.’
Carlos Ortega, of Solana Beach, wrote to us, ‘An earthquake shook here at 1244pm. Shook windows and walls for a good 5 seconds.’
Mercy Ramirez wanted NBC 7 San Diego to know, ‘We’re in Bonita, our our office shook for about 5 seconds, was this an earthquake? We’re on the third floor and everything shook.’
NBC 7 San Diego’s Dagmar Midcap was in Del Mar at the time and described it as a ‘Sonic ‘rumble”
She tweeted, ‘according to my contacts at USGS, not seismic but rather sonic.’
Sometimes, a military exercise known as chaff can cause a similar sound.
Two months ago, when San Diegans heard a similar sound, there was evidence of chaff on weather radar.
On Friday, however, Tina Stall with the National Weather Service said there was no visible chaff in the area at the time the noise was reported.
A spokesperson from Camp Pendleton said Marines are not training with anything unusual. They often train with various military equipment and will be training with tanks both Saturday and Sunday.” Source – NBC San Diego.
Irony can be deadly ironic. Yet again we have a preacher of the “religion of peace” actually standing up for peace, only to then be summarily executed by adherents of his own faith. It seems to me that this imam convinced himself of the apologist lie that says the “religion of peace” somehow meant “peaceful religion” …
The four masked assailants also killed another man and set the mosque on fire, before fleeing the scene in a stolen car.
The imam, Magomedkamil Gamzatov, was well-known for his rejection of ‘any form of violence and openly condemned the extremist insurgency,’ the National Anti-Terror Committee said in a statement.
Dagestan, next to volatile Chechnya in the North Caucasus, sees frequent attacks blamed by Moscow on Islamic militants. Security forces are searching for the assailants.” Source – rianovosti.com.
Flashback: Prominent Imam Speaking Out Against Violence is Sprayed With Bullets – “A prominent imam who discouraged youth from joining Islamic militants has been shot dead in his home in the strife-torn southern Russian republic of Dagestan, news reports said Saturday. Magomed Saiputdinov was slain by automatic gunfire in a nighttime attack near the Chechen-border town of Kizlyar, agencies quoted a spokesman for the local interior ministry as saying. ’He was widely known for his uncompromising stand against any forms of violence, condemning the murder of innocent people and other atrocities of the Chechen underground,’ Interfax quoted a police statement as saying.” Read more.
Apparently the Talmud is the driving force behind the global drug trade. What the Iranians don’t tell you, of course, is that in order to find any support for drug trafficking in the Talmud you first need to be stoned out of your mind …
AFP – “Tehran: The teachings of the Jewish book of law, the Talmud, are a driving force behind the international drugs trade, Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said in comments reported on Wednesday.
Rahimi’s remarks, at an international anti-drug conference in Tehran attended by many foreign diplomats on Tuesday, were a rare diatribe by an Iranian official targeting the Jewish faith, rather than the state of Israel.
The remarks were immediately slammed by Israel’s foreign minister, who also criticised the United Nations and European Union for sending representatives to the conference.
‘The spread of narcotics in the world emanates from the teachings of the Talmud… whose objective is the destruction of the world,’ Rahimi said in comments published by the official website of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and state media.
‘The Talmud teaches that it is lawful to acquire wealth through legal and illegal means… which gives [the Jews] the right to destroy humanity,’ he said.
‘If one seeks what lies behind all forms of corruption, there is the repugnant face of Zionists. This is the same case for the narcotics trade … whose primary operator is the Zionist regime,’ he said.
‘The Zionists spread destruction not only by drugs, but also by [attacking] cultures.’
Iranian officials have repeatedly courted international outrage with tirades against the state of Israel but criticism of Judaism as a faith has been rare.
The Talmud is a book of oral tradition derived from the Jewish holy book, the Torah, that contains all the principles that govern daily life.
Ahmadinejad has said many times that the Jewish state is doomed to destruction, while supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has branded it ‘a cancerous tumour that must be removed’.” Read more.
AFP – “Six members of China’s Uighur minority tried to hijack a plane flying from a restive city in the far-western Xinjiang region on Friday but crew members and passengers thwarted them, authorities said.
The plane returned safely to the airport in Hotan city — which has seen a spate of violent clashes between mainly Muslim Uighurs and police due to simmering ethnic tensions — and the suspects were detained, authorities said.
‘The six hijackers are Uighurs,’ Hou Hanmin, a spokeswoman for the government of Xinjiang told AFP.
‘For the moment, we don’t know the purpose of the hijack. It’s still under investigation,’ she said, adding at least seven crew members and passengers had been injured in the incident.
Two security personnel were also seriously injured, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The aircraft took off at 12:25 pm (0425 GMT) from Hotan, then 10 minutes into the flight the six suspects tried to ‘violently hijack’ the plane, according to tianshannet.com, the Xinjiang government’s news website.
But crew members and passengers soon brought them under control and the aircraft returned to the city, the website said.
The plane — which belongs to Tianjin Airlines, according to Xinhua — had been bound for the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi, it added without providing further details.” Read more.
Flashback: China: Rioters Shout ‘Allah is the Only God’ While Hacking People to Death – “Police shot down 14 rioters who attacked a police station in Hotan city of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Monday, a Communist Party official in Hotan said Wednesday… The rioters had taken six civilian people and some police staff hostage, and set fire and smashed things in the police station, leaving damaged computers, printers, furniture and clothes scattered around, Metniyaz said. Shouting frantic religious slogans like ‘Allah the only God’, the rioters ran to the top floor and police opened fire to stop them, said an anonymous policeman with the police station.” Read more.
Associated Press – “SANDUSKY, Ohio – Wildlife officials are doing tests on waterfowl carcasses and water samples in an effort to determine what killed more than 50 geese and ducks at a state care facility for veterans in northern Ohio.
Police tell the Sandusky Register the birds were collected and buried last weekend at the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home near Sandusky. The property includes a nursing home and living spaces for clients that require less assistance.
A spokesman for the Division of Wildlife says water samples and dead birds were collected from the property for testing, though he wasn’t sure how quickly the results might be available.” Source – newsnet5.com.
By Michael Connelly – “It is June 28, 2012 and on this day in history five Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court joined with President Obama and members of Congress to declare the U.S. Constitution and our free Republic dead. The Justices accomplished all of this by issuing a bizarre opinion on the Constitutionality of the ‘Affordable Health Care Act’ commonly known as Obamacare.
In August of 2009 I wrote my first blog article on the Constitutionality of the proposed health care bill, H.R. 3200. I noted a number of Constitutional objections to it with the primary one being the violation of Article, Section 8, of the Constitution that limits the powers of Congress. I argued that nothing in that article, including the Commerce Clause, gave Congress the power to either regulate health care, or to turn over the power to do so to the Executive Branch of government.
Ironically, the Supreme Court agreed with me today on the Commerce Clause issue, but then did something that by its own past admissions; it has no Constitutional authority to do. The Court took a clearly unconstitutional law passed by Congress and essentially rewrote it in order to declare it Constitutional. I’m referring specifically to the ‘penalties’ imposed on Americans who fail to comply with the individual mandate requiring them to buy health insurance. Under the law, these people can be ‘fined’ by the IRS for non compliance.
If you remember, when Obamacare was being proposed, the President, members of his cabinet, Democrats in Congress, and members of the mainstream news media were all assuring the American people that this was not a new ‘tax.’ Now, John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has written a majority opinion saying essentially that these were all lies, but he is going to fix it by declaring that this is a tax, and therefore falls within the powers of Congress.
In a nutshell, we have a situation where the Congress passed a law that it had no authority under the Constitution to pass, and that further unconstitutionally granted extraordinary new powers to the Executive Branch, that are not authorized by the Constitution. Now, we have the U.S. Supreme Court upholding this, and making a power grab of its own by saying that it can ignore the Constitution and rewrite the laws passed by Congress.
The implications of this are staggering.” Read more.
By PATRICK CALLAN, The London Free Press – “Hundreds of dead fish lined the banks of Pottersburg Creek Thursday morning and dozens more could been seen floating belly up from a small bridge on Industrial Rd. south of Oxford. St.
The roughly 500 dead fish ranged from a few inches to a foot long. The stench of fish hovered above the 150- metre stretch at the most westerly point of the creek where the dead fish were found.
The Ministry of Environment said water samples were taken from the creek Wednesday and testing is being done to determine if the fish kill happened because of a spill or natural causes.
Rick Pedlow, city of London sewer operations division manager, said the city found out about the fish kill Wednedsay and is working closely with the Ministry of Environment – who is taking the lead.
‘We’re just a resource for the ministry. They will give us direction,’ Pedlow said.
By Thursday afternoon, the city had begun cleaning up the dead fish.
The Upper Thames Conservation Authority said the fish — creek chub, darters, bluntnose minnow, rock bass and white suckers — most likely died of natural causes.” Read more.
A statement on the Wicklow County Council website said that they have temporarily shut off raw water supply intake from Vartry River to our Water Treatment plant at Cronroe as a precaution.
Local sources said reports had been received of dead fish as high up the river as Roundwood, and as far down the river as Ashford.
It is also understood that a dead heron has also been found, although it is not clear if this is related to the fish kill.
A source in Inland Fisheries Ireland confirmed the matter is under investigation, but would not speculate about how extensive the problem is or what the cause might be.” Source – RTE News.