Archive for 02/23/2012

British Airways Baggage Handler ‘Who Was Groomed to be a Terrorist’ Claims He Was Sacked for Being a Muslim

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I don’t think the victim card is gonna work. At least not this time …

By EDDIE WRENN – “A ‘terrorist sympathiser’ linked to a notorious airline bomb plot is claiming he was unfairly sacked as a British Airways baggage handler because of his religion.

Counter terrorist police found an apparent plan to groom Shahzada Khan to place a package on a plane bound for America.

During an investigation into Rajib Karim, who was jailed for 30 years last March for plotting to place a bomb on an airplane heading to America, police discovered emails between Karim and Khan, as well as emails between Karim and hate-preacher Anwar al-Awlaki.

Cracking the heavily-encrypted emails, police suspected Karim and al-Awlaki were grooming Khan to help them smuggle a bomb onto an American-bound plane.

When police checked Khan’s computer, they discovered speeches by Osama Bin Laden and al-Awlaki, the tribunal heard.

There were also clips of ‘martyrdom’ and explosions interspersed with an image of a BA executive clubcard.

A PDF file was being downloaded when officers arrived at Khan’s home in Slough, which described America as: ‘The land of shame, crime, vile, filth and evil.'” Read more.

‘Nic Fit Saudi’ Lead Oregon Police on Grand Theft Auto Chase, Tried to Run Down Pedestrian Prior to Houston Flight Freakout

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Here’s an update on this story. Nicotine. That’s one crazy drug …

By MARK DUELL and MICHAEL ZENNIE – “Being physically suppressed by airplane passengers after he had been shouting ‘Allah is great’ was a fitting end to a very bad week for one unruly Saudi teen.

The plane incident came just two days after Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan, 19, was arrested after causing a ‘Grand Theft Auto’-style police chase, during which he rammed two squad cars and tried to run down a pedestrian — all while grinning wildly.

He was out on $65,000 bail when he boarded the plane in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop him from getting into even more trouble.

Abunayyan started screaming when a flight attendant asked him to turn off his electronic cigarette and began causing a ruckus on the Continental Airlines flight bound for Houston, Texas.

Passengers say he started screaming, punching at the woman and singing or muttering about dead Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

‘He was screaming: ‘Allah is great, Allah is great’. It kind of worries you when that happens,’ passenger Nancy Haywood told CBS affiliate KHOU.” Read more.

Nigeria: Islamists Slit Throat of Pastor’s 79-Year-Old Christian Mother, Note Left Reading ‘We Will Get You Soon’

02/23/2012 5 comments

AP – “MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Police discovered the body of a 79-year-old Christian woman killed in northeast Nigeria, with a note in Arabic left on her chest reading: ‘We will get you soon,’ a witness said Thursday.

The slaying raises religious tensions in Nigeria as a radical Islamist sect increasingly targets Christians in its bloody attacks. While police said they knew of no immediate suspects in the killing, witnesses blamed the attack on the sect known as Boko Haram, which has been blamed for killing at least 305 people this year alone, according to an Associated Press count.

The dead woman was identified as Shetu Haruna Malgwi, a Christian living in the city of Maiduguri in Nigeria’s Muslim north. Assailants apparently attacked Malgwi on Wednesday, a day after she returned home from receiving an eye treatment in the city of Kaduna, Borno state police spokesman Samuel Tizhe said.

Her killers slit the woman’s throat, then wrote a note with red pen they left on her chest, witness Audu Ibrahim said. Ibrahim said the woman’s family believes the message is for her son, who is a pastor of a local church where the 79-year-old sang in the choir.

Authorities found a Bible placed under the woman’s feet, Ibrahim said. Police continue to investigate the killing and no arrests have been made, Tizhe said.” Read more.

Official Palestinian Authority TV Glorifies Violence and Martyrdom … and ‘Fertilizer’

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It’s a good thing the Palestinian Authority is a moderate Muslim organization, and not like ancient heathens seeking to sacrifice their children to a false god. Otherwise, they’d also be making outrageous claims like Palestinian children are “fertilizer” created to saturate the land with blood or something …

Lyrics: “Palestine is a state built on struggle, With the Martyr’s blood, with gunfire, It [Palestine] will restore the plant to its land, It will bring home those who are distant, It will return the stolen [property] to its inhabitants, So that Arab honor will not be degraded, O treacherous aggressor, O sinner (Israel), We will rise like the sun, shining on dry grass.”

Hey, wait a minute …

‘March to Jerusalem’ Wants To Bring One Million Arabs From Surrounding Nations to March on Israel’s Borders on March 30, 2012

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Zechariah 12:2-3, “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

By Rachel Hirshfeld – “An attempt is being made by the BDS movement to have a ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ on March 30, to coincide with the so-called ‘Palestinian Land Day,’ in a repeat of the failed Naqba Day attempt last year.

‘The concept behind it is to have a million people marching on Israel’s borders from all the surrounding countries – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt,’ CiF Watch reported.

The BDS movement declares, ‘Commemorating Land Day, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) invites people of conscience around the world to unite for a BDS Global Day of Action on 30 March 2012 in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality and for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.’

The project’s official website says:

‘The march will confirm that the policies and practices of the racist Zionist state of Israel against Jerusalem and its people are a crime not only against Palestinians but against all humanity.’

The CiF Watch reported that the ‘results are therefore likely to be grave…The leaders of the ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ are very much aware of [its] links to proscribed terrorist groups, and yet its endorsers include a rather predictable list of organizations and US and other nationals, including a UN employee and a former British MP.’

Israel, like any other sovereign country, cannot permit any type of attack on its borders, threatening its right to self-defense and autonomy as an independent state.” Read more.

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Turkey: Turkish Defense Minister Announces Plan to Purchase 100 F-35 Fighter Jets From the United States

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Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz announced on Thursday that Turkey will purchase 100 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets from the US. Responding to a parliamentary question from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) member İsmet Büyükataman on whether Turkey will stick to its plan to buy F-35s, Yılmaz said, ‘We are not currently considering abandoning the purchase of the planes,’ in a written statement.

He said Turkey will buy 100 F-35 jets from the US at a cost of $16 billion. Two of the planes have been initially ordered for delivery in 2015. Turkey announced in March 2011 that the planned purchase of fighter jets from the US was put on hold because the Pentagon refused to share the source code used in the software designed for the aircraft, as well as the codes that might be used to externally activate the planes.

The purchase comes as part of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, an international program consisting of partnerships between a number of countries. Turkey is expected to purchase 100 F-35 jets as part of the project, worth $16 billion.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey set to sign military pact with Egypt after cutting frayed ties with Israel – “A military and economic alliance with Egypt is set to be signed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The deal should be clinched when Erdogan visits Cairo next Monday – the first such visit paid by a Turkish prime minister in 15 years. The alliance is not intended as ‘revenge’ against Israel; Erdogan’s intention is to extend Turkey’s influence to areas it has not reached in past decades.” Read more.

Flashback: US: Defense Department Authorizes Sale of 125 M1A1 Tanks and Other Weapons and Equipment to Egypt – “While everyone in Washington was concentrating on the debt crisis this week, the Obama administration attempted to slip through a questionable arms deal that requires serious scrutiny. Though it got little attention, the Defense Department officially notified Congress on Friday that it was authorizing the sale of 125 M1A1 tanks to Egypt as well as other weapons, equipment, parts, training and logistical support. While most of the military sales to Egypt have sailed through without objection in the more than 30 years since it signed a peace deal with Israel, this is the first such sale since the fall of the Mubarak regime earlier this year.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey Installing New Military Tech That Will Allow Warplanes and Ships to Target Israel as the Enemy – “In yet another sign of the deterioration in Israel-Turkish ties, Turkey’s Star Gazete reported Tuesday that the military is installing new technology that will allow warplanes and ships to target Israeli vessels. Previously, Turkish planes, ships and submarines used American technology, which automatically classified Israeli equipment as ‘friendly.’ The new system, developed in Turkey, will allow the Turkish military to decide which targets to label as friendly. The switch was pioneered by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey: Israel No Longer A ‘Friend’, ‘It’s Time For Israel To Pay The Price’, Israeli Ambassador and Diplomats Expelled – “Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on Friday that following Jerusalem’s adamant refusal to apologize over the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid, Ankara will be downgrading its diplomatic relations with Israel and suspending key military agreements. In a dramatic turn of events, Turkey announced that it was expelling Israeli Ambassador Gabby Levy from Ankara. Davutoglu said Turkey’s diplomatic representation in Israel would be further reduced to second-secretary level. In accordance, all lower Israeli diplomatic personnel above the second-secretary level have also been expelled.” Read more.

Iranian Widow: My Scientist Husband ‘Sought Israel’s Annihilation’, Formerly Secret Telexes Offer Window Into Iran’s Nuclear Deceit

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By Gil Ronen – “The wife of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, an Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated in Tehran in January, said Tuesday that her husband ‘sought the annihilation of the Zionist regime wholeheartedly,’ according to Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency.

“Mostafa’s ultimate goal was the annihilation of Israel,” the agency quoted Fatemeh Bolouri Kashani as saying Tuesday.

Bolouri Kashani also underlined that her spouse ‘loved any resistance figure in his life who was willing to fight the Zionist regime and supported the rights of the oppressed Palestinian nation.’

The report belies attempts by Iran to claim that its nuclear program is not military in nature.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan is described as ‘a chemistry professor and a deputy director of commerce at Natanz uranium enrichment facility.’

Fars says he was killed by Mossad agents, who used a method of attack similar to that used against Iranian nuclear scientist Massoud Ali Mohammadi in January 2010, as well as scientists Fereidoun Abbassi Davani and Majid Shahriari. Abbasi Davani survived the attack, but Shahriari died. Yet another Iranian scientist, Dariush Rezaeinejad, was assassinated by the same method in July of 2011.” Source – Arutz Sheva.

Formerly secret telexes offer window into Iran’s nuclear deceit – “The reason for the unusual purchase — 220 pounds of highly caustic fluorine gas — was never explained, but someone at Iran’s Sharif University was clearly anxious to collect. For months, the mysterious buyer bombarded a British supply company with telexes, demanding to know when his 45 canisters would arrive. ‘We have not received your reply,’ complained one telex, sent from the Tehran school’s purchasing department and written partly in broken English. ‘We are awaiting for hearing from you as soon as possible.’ But the telex, sent in 1992 and made public here for the first time, was not what it seemed. The real purchaser was not a university but a secretive research institute working for Iran’s military. The fluorine gas, investigators later concluded, was to be blended with uranium in a nuclear program that would remain hidden for 10 more years.” Read more.

Iran’s Final Verdict: Allah’s Law Has Spoken, Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani Should Be Killed for Rejecting Islam

02/23/2012 4 comments

Revelation 13:15, “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

John 16:2b, “… the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God.”

By Lisa Daftari – “A trial court in Iran has issued its final verdict, ordering a Christian pastor to be put to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, according to sources close to the pastor and his legal team.

Supporters fear Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two who was arrested over two years ago on charges of apostasy, may now be executed at any time without prior warning, as death sentences in Iran may be carried out immediately or dragged out for years.

It is unclear whether Nadarkhani can appeal the execution order.

‘The world needs to stand up and say that a man cannot be put to death because of his faith,’ said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

‘This one case is not just about one execution. We have been able to expose the system instead of just letting one man disappear, like so many other Christians have in the past.’

It is also feared that Nadarkhani will be executed in retaliation as Iran endures crippling sanctions and international pressure in response to its nuclear agenda and rogue rhetoric. The number of executions in Iran has increased significantly in the last month.

‘This is defiance,’ Sekulow said. ‘They want to say they will carry out what they say they will do.'” Read more.

Pakistan: Islamic Extremists Attack Christian Community in Faisalabad, Two Seriously Wounded

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“Faisalabad (AsiaNews / Agencies) – A dozen armed Muslims stormed the Grace Ministry Church in Faisalabad, seriously wounding two Christians. Sajid Masih was hit by bullets and is in critical condition in hospital, the man risks having his amputated arm. Another member of the Protestant community, Boota Masih, was pushed from the roof – a height of about six meters – after being struck repeatedly with a rifle butt. The extremist raid was sparked by charges that church was trying to evangelize Muslims in an attempt to convert them to Christianity. The community several times in the past has been the subject of assault and the pastor and his family the subject of death threats.

Sources of Pakistan Christian Post reported that Sajid (pictured) and Boota were transported to hospital for a delicate operation, which lasted over four hours. Doctors have removed a bullet from Sajid’s arm, but his condition remains serious and they may decide to amputate the arm that is at risk of gangrene. The bullet pierced the arm and is lodged in his rib.

The attack took place at Grace Ministry Church yesterday and the Christian community is still in shock. Meanwhile, the police, instead of pursuing the perpetrators of violence, have opened an investigation against the Rev. Altaf Khan – pastor of the community – and 20 other faithful. The agents have already arrested the driver Pervaiz Masih, another Christian faithful called Nazish Nadeem, along with two guards, security officers, Rafiq Masih and Shahzad.

The Protestant church was founded in 1987 and has recently undergone intense pressure attacks, and allegations of proselytizing. Over the past two months, says Rev. Khan, ‘I and my family have received death threats from extremists and terrorists.’ The charge of proselytism was made by the only Muslim family, who lives in the street home to the Grace Ministry Church Faisalabad. ‘Some Christian groups and Muslims – said the rev. Khan -jealous of our ministry have financed and supported terrorist groups in their attacks.'” Source – AsiaNews.

Israeli Navy Reveals New German-Made Nuclear Super-Sub, ‘Most Advanced Underwater Vessel’ Constructed by Germany Since WWII

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By Udi Etsion – “Israel’s ‘doomsday weapon’ revealed? The Navy will soon begin its test-deployment of Israel’s new super-submarine, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Wednesday.

The report quoted various foreign newspapers as saying that the new Dolphin-Class submarine’s systems will enable it to spends prolonged periods of time at sea and fire nuclear missiles.

The submarine, names the ‘INS Tannin,’ is also said to be equipped with special diesel and hydrogen conversion systems that will allow it to produce its own fuel; as well as with a stealth system making its acoustic signature virtually undetectable by sonar.

The INS Tannin (‘Alligator’) is the namesake of the Israel Navy’s first ever S-Class submarine, which was retired from active duty in 1972.

According to German media, the Tannin – which will be supplied by the end of 2012 – is the first of three super-submarine slated to eventually be deployed by the Navy. A second super-sub – the INS Rahav (‘Splendor’) will arrive in 2014 and the third, which has yet to be named, by 2015.

Germany’s Kieler Nachrichten newspaper said that the super-sub is the biggest and most advanced underwater vessel to be constructed in Germany since World War II.” Read more.

‘Fire Sale’: Hacking Group ‘Anonymous’ Could Shut Down Entire US Power Grid, Head of National Security Warns

02/23/2012 1 comment

By Graham Smith – “Computer hackers could have the ability to take down the entire U.S. electrical grid within the next two years, the head of the National Security Agency has warned.

General Keith Alexander expects the ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous to be able to bring about a limited national power outage through a cyber attack.

He has relayed his concerns over the growing threat during a White House meeting last week, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Although he has made no public statement regarding Anonymous in particular, cyber attacks represent an increasing security risk for the U.S. government.

General Alexander has previously warned of the ongoing determination of hacker groups to expose institutional corruption, and now believes Anonymous is moving in a more disruptive direction.

James Lewis, a cyber security specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies who is currently researching the group, told the Journal: ‘It’s a real threat. You want to occupy Wall Street? How about turn Wall Street off? Even for a day.'” Read more.

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Taliban to All Afghans: Kill Non-Muslims Over Qur’an Burnings, Two US Soldiers Killed by Uniformed Afghan Army Soldier

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Here’s an update on this story

“KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban urged Afghans Thursday to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Quran at NATO’s main base in the country as a third day of violent protests began.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered across the country, some chanting ‘Death to America!’, Reuters witnesses and officials said. In eastern Kabul, hundreds of youths threw rocks at police, who fired shots into the air to try disperse the crowds.

‘Our brave people must target the military bases of invader forces, their military convoys and their invader bases,’ read an emailed Taliban statement released by the insurgency’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. ‘They have to kill them (Westerners), beat them and capture them to give them a lesson to never dare desecrate the holy Quran again.’

However, provincial officials and police said Thursday that there were peaceful demonstrations in three eastern provinces to vent anger over the Quran burnings.

More than 2,000 people turned out at the biggest demonstration in the capital of eastern Laghman province, officials and police said.” Read more.

Afghanistan: 2 US soldiers reportedly killed by Afghan, as Obama apologizes over Quran burning – “President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act an inadvertent ‘error,’ Karzai’s office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday. ‘We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible,’ Obama said in the letter, which was delivered by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker… Two American troops were killed Thursday by a person wearing an Afghan National Army uniform, a U.S. official said, asking not to be named discussing casualties.” Read more.

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