Archive for 08/16/2011

CAIR Demands That Rep. Allen West Stop Associating with Non-Pro-Islamic Groups, West Responds With a Four-Letter Word …

08/16/2011 1 comment

… and the Muslim Brotherhood-linked CAIR just can’t seem to figure out why Rep. Allen West refuses to submit to these Islamists and instead simply replies to their demands with the word ‘NUTS’.  I guess it’ll have to be spelled out for CAIR: ‘NUTS’ [nuhts] Slang (interjection) – 1. Also, nerts, nertz. Used to express disgust, defiance, disapproval, despair; 2. (Adjective) insane; crazy.

Well said, Mr. West …

“FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – A South Florida Muslim group sent Congressman Allen West a letter asking him to disassociate himself from activists the group considers anti-Islamic.

Congressman West did respond and the letter he sent back is raising some eyebrows.

If it looks like the shortest letter you’ve ever seen from a member of congress, it probably is. How short? Try one word, in capital letters: ‘NUTS!’

‘I was shocked at first. I didn’t expect this from a congressman,’ said Nezar Hamze, the executive director of CAIR Florida — the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

‘We stand up for the civil rights of the Muslim community. That’s what we do,’ said Hamze.

Hamze says he wrote to the Republican Congressman earlier this month with his concerns about the Congressman’s relationships with groups and people Hamze considers to be anti-Islamic.

‘When I first saw that, I wasn’t sure if he was calling me nuts, or he was calling my concerns nuts,’ said Hamze.

Constituents in West’s district 22 are just now reading the letter.

‘It doesn’t look too professional to me. It doesn’t look thought out,’ said one constituent named Chuck.

Simone Oliver, another district 22 constituent thinks it’s fine, but says it needs a little more.

‘Maybe another sentence, explaining,’ she said.

West has not fully explained his position, but in other letters to CAIR Florida, he has said he is neither anti-Islamic nor anti-Muslim.

Then CBS4 News discovered that during World War II, General Anthony McAuliffe famously wrote a one-word letter to the Germans in response to a surrender ultimatum. The word used: ‘Nuts!'” Read more.

CAIR promises to fight against legislation that bans implementation of ‘foreign laws’ – “Muslim leaders are saying a piece of legislation proposed by Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) is actually an attack on Islam. In June, Agema proposed legislation that would ban the implementation of foreign laws. While the language of the proposal does not say it directly, it would ban Sharia or Islamic law. Agema told the Detroit News that the law is intended to preserve American laws.” Read more.

Pakistan: Christian Man Seriously Beaten by Muslim Fundamentalists After Refusing to Convert to Islam

08/16/2011 3 comments

“Karachi: August 16, 2011. (PCP) On 14th august at 6:30 AM, near sea view, Defense Housing Authority DHA phase 8, in jurisdiction of Durkhshan Police Station, Karachi, Pakistan, Ashfaq Munawar, brother of Civil Society forum MASS, was attacked and seriously injured by six Muslim fundamentalists.

Ashfaq Munawr was on Clifton seaside of Karachi where youth and common residents of Karachi city gather to celebrate Pakistan Day like a feast from decades from night of August 13, till morning of August 14.

August 14, 1947, was a day when Pakistan was declared an independent state after division of sub-continent India from British Colonial rule.

Ashfaq Munawar was stopped by six Muslim bearded men who asked him, who are you? When Ashfaq told them that he is Christian, they entered in argument and said ‘How you can celebrate Pakistan Day when you are Christian? Convert to Islam to join feast’

When Ashfaq Munawar denied reciting ‘Kalma’ to convert to Islam, the group of Muslims attacked him. They have beaten him so severely on his denial that both jaws of Ashfaq were broken and he became unconscious.” Read more.

Christians Assulted for Watching ‘Jesus’ Film Near Bin Laden’s Compound – “A group of Christians have been attacked by a mob of Muslims in a park near where Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. The Christian group was gathered to watch a 1979 movie called ‘Jesus,’ depicting the life of Christ when they were set upon by the extremists. The August 12 assault on the church workers included a beating as well as a smashed projector before the police intervened, has reported.” Read more.



Libya: Rebels Believe They Will Topple Gaddafi by the End of August

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If Gaddafi falls, expect Obama to tout his ‘leadership’ and take credit the following day.  When the Islamists take over, expect Obama to deny that he had anything to do with Libya …

By Richard Spencer – “Abdel-Elah al-Khatib, the former Jordanian foreign minister appointed by the United Nations to try to negotiate an end to the conflict, said he was meeting representatives of both sides of the Libyan conflict in Tunisia.

The rebel leaders’ Transitional National Council denied that its representatives were involved, but no such claim came from the Gaddafi regime.

The rebels now believe they have no need to offer concessions on their demand for Col Gaddafi to leave Libya or surrender, after cutting off his supply lines in the last four days.

Mansur Saif Al-Nasser, their ambassador to France, said they hoped to have secured victory by the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in two weeks’ time.

‘Our forces totally control Zawiyah, which will open the way to Tripoli,’ he said in a radio interview. ‘This will allow the population there to revolt.

We are entering a decisive phase.

‘Soon we will liberate all of southern Libya. We hope to celebrate the final victory at the same time as the end of Ramadan.’

Nato leaders are also increasingly confident that the war is moving towards an endgame. ‘I think the sense is that Gaddafi’s days are numbered,’ the new US defence secretary, Leon Panetta, said in Washington.” Read more.

Flashback: Libyan Rebel Commander Admits His Fighters Have al-Qaeda Links – “By Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham – In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited ‘around 25′ men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are ‘today are on the front lines in Adjabiya’. Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters ‘are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,’ but added that the ‘members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader’.” Read more.

Flashback: FBI Counter-Terror Official: Al Qaeda ‘Thrives’ After Dictators Fall – “On the same day reports emerged of a new al Qaeda video that praised the revolutions sweeping the Arab world, one the U.S.’s top counter-terror officials warned the terror organization ‘thrives’ in the political unrest that follows.” Read more.

Cancer Cure on the Horizon? Promising New Therapy Destroys Cancer by Turning Blood Cells Into ‘Assassins’

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“(CBS/AP) A new leukemia treatment has experts buzzing over a possible cure that may one day change cancer treatment forever.

How does it work? According to experts, the treatment is a gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into assassins that tracks down and destroys cancer cells.

They’ve only tested it in three patients so far, but the results were noteworthy. Two patients appear cancer-free a year after treatment, and the third patient still has some cancer but is improved.

‘It worked great,’ said study author Dr. Carl June, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. ‘We were surprised it worked as well as it did.’

Currently, the only hope for a cure is bone marrow or stem cell transplants, which don’t always work and can be fatal.

Scientists have been trying for years to find ways to boost the immune system’s cancer-fighting ability. Earlier attempts at genetically modifying T-cells, our ‘bloodstream soldiers,’ have had limited success -the modified cells didn’t reproduce well and quickly vanished.

June and his colleagues used a new technique to deliver the new genes into the T-cells with a signal that tells the cells to kill and multiply. That resulted in armies of “serial killer” cells that targeted and destroyed cancer cells, even new cancer cells as they emerged. T-cells typically attack viruses that way, but June says this is the first time it’s been done against cancer.

For the study – published in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ and ‘Science Translational Medicine’ – scientists took blood from three patients with very advanced cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and genetically altered it in a lab. Then the scientists returned the blood cells to the patients in three infusions.

The scientists detailed the experience of one 64-year-old patient. There was no change for two weeks, but then he became ill with fever, nausea, and chills. He and the other two patients were hit with this condition that occurs when a lot of cancer cells die at the same time – a sign that the gene therapy is working.

‘It was like the worse flu of their life,’ June said. ‘But after that, it’s over – they’re well.'” Read more.

Categories: Good News

Iran Warns Israelis They Should Flee or Face Annihilation, ‘Netanyahu Should Prepare Himself for the Cage’

08/16/2011 1 comment

By Reza Kahlili – “Iran is warning Israel that its citizens should flee the Middle East or face annihilation.

The chief commander of Iran’s Basiji forces, Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, recently stated that Iran has no option but to destroy Israel. Ratcheting up the war of words, Naghdi is now threatening Israelis in the ‘occupied lands’ that they are surrounded by mujahedeen of Islam bent on their destruction.

‘I quote our supreme leader, Imam Khamenei, who clearly stated during the recent gathering of the leadership’s elite that Zionists are now encircled by those who are willing to wage jihad for Islam, and that those concerned for their safety and well-being should quickly go back to the countries they left behind,’ Naghdi told the Fars News agency, the media outlet for the Revolutionary Guards.

When asked by the Fars News reporter about what he called empty threats by the Zionist government against Muslims, Naghdi responded: ‘(Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu and the Zionists don’t even have the capability to keep the Hamas mujahedeen in check, let alone take it upon themselves to devise plans and plots for Muslims elsewhere. Our response to all the threats is that the heads of the Zionist government and Mr. Netanyahu should prepare themselves for the cage (prison).’

Referring to the imprisonment and ultimate indictment of Islamic mujahedeen in the prisons of the former Egyptian dictator, Hosni Mubarack, Naghdi added: ‘The time for jailing Islamic mujahedeen has come to an end, and the time of caging kings and obstinate rulers is upon us.’

Citing the Quran, Naghdi emphasized that the payback awaiting ‘these kings and other cruel tyrants around the world’ will be much worse than what they did to the Islamic mujahedeen.” Read more.

Precursor to Armageddon? Hizbullah MP Believes That Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Hizbullah (Lebanon) Will Wipe Out Israel – “Hizbullah MP Brig.-Gen. Walid Sakariya (Ret) – ‘Iran is the country most hostile to Israel, but Iraq serves as a buffer between Iran and the Palestine front – from the days of Saddam Hussein and until the US military presence in Iraq. Iran supports the forces of confrontation: Hamas, Hizbullah, and Syria. If, following the US withdrawal, Iraq becomes a bridge linking Iran to Syria, the Iranian forces could cross Iraq and arrive in Syria, in order to participate in a direct war on the Golan front. In that case, Israel would not be fighting Hizbullah alone. It would be fighting Hizbullah, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. This is the so-called ‘Shiite Crescent’ that they fear. Since Iran dominates this (axis), the Arab countries refer to it as the ‘Shiite Crescent.’ If Hizbullah has 50,000 missiles and can destroy some targets in Israel, the equation will completely change when Syria and Iran join the war.'” Read more.

California: Strange Smoke Coming from Hope Ranch Hill Near Santa Barbara

08/16/2011 1 comment

“Santa Barbara – An unsolved mystery is smoldering on a dirt hillside below Hope Ranch.

Smoke and steam are coming out of the soil, very similar to an event in October 2006.

Geologists have said a landslide five years ago may have opened up a crack in the bluff. That may have added oxygen to an underground super heated tar site.

The hot zone is being controlled with sprinklers spraying waters in all directions. A fence is also up in the area to keep inquisitive beach walkers away.

Santa Barbara County Fire officials say there is no immediate threat to the area or risk to the public.

KEY News Senior Reporter John Palminteri has the story.” Source.

China’s State Oceanic Administration: Wider Ocean Contamination Than Japanese Government Has Admitted

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“China sent a survey ship and taking seawater samples off the coast of Fukushima back in June and July. The State Oceanic Administration now says the contamination of the Pacific Ocean may extend as far as 800 kilometers (497 miles) off the coast of Fukushima, as reported by the Science and Technology Daily (ST Daily) in China, according to Asahi Shinbun.

From Asahi Shinbun (12:08PM JST 8/16/2011):

China’s State Oceanic Administration cites the result of the environmental survey it did in the western Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima and says a much wider area of the Pacific Ocean is contaminated with radioactive materials than the Japanese government has announced, and that the possibility cannot be eliminated that radioactive materials have entered the ocean under the Chinese control.

The Chinese paper ‘Science and Technology Daily (electronic version)’ reported on August 15 as the State Oceanic Administration’s written response to their inquiry.

According to the State Oceanic Administration, the area said to be affected by radioactive materials is a 252,000 square-meter area inside the 800 kilometer off the coast of Fukushima. Cesium-137 was found maximum 300 times the level found in the Chinese coastal waters, and strontium-90 was found maximum 10 times the level.

Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Toronto: High Radiation Levels Being Measured in Rain Water Just North of the GTA

08/16/2011 3 comments

“This is part 3 of my measurements of the radioactivity falling on the north of GTA (Greater Toronto Area), Canada on August 14th 2011 at 17h55. Aprox. 1 square meter of smooth surface wiped (glass, solar panels).

Measured with a Eberline HP-260 Pancake Probe and with a Eberline E-140 counter…

I measured 20 000 cpm per square meter of wipe today!!! This is the all time record since I have been taking measurements since March 14th 2011 . Previous record was 10 000cpm (counts per minute). One panel I always keep clean, but the other panels collected quite a bit of dirt which seems to increase the radioactivity collection ability. The panels were not radioactive before it rained…

Where is it from? Is it normal? Is it from Fukushima? … The levels are increasing. In the beginning the levels were roughly doubling every 2 weeks. Since the start of the summer the levels stabilized to 3500-5000 cpm per sq. meter every time it rained. But today, yikes! 20 000cpm!”

Experts: Fukushima ‘off-scale’ lethal radiation level infers millions dying – “Fukushima nuclear power plant radiation recordings of external gamma radiation have been so high this week, they went off scale said veteran nuclear expert Arnie Gunderson on Thursday after the famous physicist, Dr. Chris Busby told the Japanese people this week that radioactive air contamination there is now 300 times that of Chernobyl and 1000 times the atomic bomb peak in 1963, inferring that hundreds of millions of people are now dying from Fukushima radiation, including people in the United States.” Read more.

Oklahoma City: First Rain Since Drought Started … Is Radioactive – “Rain stopped long enough to go outside and see what came down in the rain. Got rain sample from top of plastic trash bin. Started raining again toward the end of the video. I had to stop and get out of it. You can come to your own conclusion of what is going on in this video.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Brace for Another U.S.-Mideast War

08/16/2011 3 comments

By Aaron Klein – “JERUSALEM – Turkey secretly passed a message to Damascus last week that if it does not implement major democratic reforms, NATO may attack Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, according to Egyptian security officials speaking to WND.

The Egyptian security officials said the message was coordinated with NATO members, specifically with the U.S. and European Union.

Assad has been widely accused of ordering massacres on militants and protesters engaged in an insurgency targeting his regime.

The Egyptian officials said Turkish leaders, speaking for NATO, told Assad that he has until March to implement democratization that would allow free elections as well as major constitutional reforms.

The officials said the NATO message demanded Assad halt attacks against the insurgency and begin the process of democratization immediately.

Last week it was widely reported Turkey gave the Syrian government a two-week ultimatum to come up with a set of reforms and asked Assad’s regime to withdraw its security forces from protest cities.

The reports, however, did not mention any message passed to Assad on behalf of NATO.

Yesterday, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported Spain sent a secret mission to Syria in July to attempt to find a solution to the current conflict there and offer asylum to Assad and his family.

While it is not clear what form any NATO military action would take against Assad’s regime, the Egyptian security officials told WND they would expect such action to mimic the international coalition that has been targeting Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi.” Read more.

Syria using Iranian snipers as violent crackdown continues – “IRANIAN snipers are being used in Syria to put down the growing tide of demonstrations against president Bashar al-Assad, claims a member of the regime’s secret police who has fled to Turkey. The 25-year-old officer offered a detailed account of increasingly brutal tactics used by security forces to end the five-month uprising, including parading women naked through the streets and shoot-to-kill orders against unarmed protesters. He said he had beaten prisoners and shot at protesters in Dasmascus. At times during the past two months he was aware of Iranian troops operating alongside his team in the Syrian capital.” Read more.

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