November 28, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On August 19 we posted the following [see, Wikileak - Why isn't Julian Assange in Custody? Where is Team Obama's Outrage?]:

It has been nearly a month since Julian Assange and unknown conspirators leaked over 90,000 mostly classified documents [the "Afghan War Diary"] pertaining to the war in Afghanistan and yet - with the main perp already having been self identified - a fully committed leftist and convicted amateur hacker, he remains free to cause further havoc in the waging of an increasingly problematic conflict.

Question: Why aren't extradition proceedings being brought against him?

Question: Where is Eric Holder's vaunted Justice Department?

Question: Where is CIC Obama's outrage?

Question: Where is the media's curiosity?

We concluded, responding to these rhetorical questions, that, "There is no smoke and fury on this issue because Mr. Assange might as well be a member of this WH team, his take on the projection of U.S. military power appears to be in complete alignment with that of team Obama."

Unfortunately nothing has changed in the interim, despite the totally unprecedented torrent of leaks, which show no sign of going away.

Another Somali Immigrant Busted For Terror Attempt - Christmas Tree Bombing Plot

November 27, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Friday evening Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19 year-old naturalized American citizen of Somali descent was arrested in Portland, Oregon by federal authorities after attempting to detonate what he thought was a car bomb.

The Muslim immigrant was snared in an elaborate sting operation which had been in operation for months.

According to FBI Special Agent in charge Arthur Balizan, "The threat was very real...Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale." [source, http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/11/27/us/AP-US-Portland-Car-Bomb-Plot.html?_r=1&hp]

Death Of European Free Speech - Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's "Anti-Islam" Trial To Commence Tomorrow In Vienna

November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Tomorrow morning, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will stand trial in Vienna, Austria, accused of violating Europe's onerous "hate speech," thought control statutes.

Sabaditsch-Wolff has been accused of fomenting hatred against the Continent's Muslims, primarily by quoting verbatim from the Qur'an. If convicted she could face a stiff fine as well as prison time.

The trial has caused quite a stir among conservative defenders of free speech but has garnered almost no coverage from a complicit Western press.

As noted wag Pat Condell observed regarding this spectacle, "Europe today is a shining example of how to piss in your own drinking water..."

UK Muslim Schools Teaching Violent Wahhabi Curriculum

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As part of an investigation by the British show Panorama, an undercover student discovered that an Islamic school was teaching a Saudi Arabian curriculum supporting Shari'a's tenth century judicial code including the killing of homosexuals, amputations for theft and anti- Semitism.

According to the BBC, "As Panorama has discovered, a network of more than 40 weekend Saudi schools have been offering to teach the Saudi national curriculum to Muslim children in the UK and some of it is very extreme indeed. [including] Text books teach school children about the correct way to chop off the hands and feet of thieves...It tasks pupils to spell out the "reprehensible qualities" of Jews. It explains that the penalty for sodomy is execution - possibly by being thrown off a cliff - and that Zionists are plotting to take over the world for Jews." [source, BBC News, http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_9216000/9216012.stm]

Will Pakistani Asia Bibi Be Murdered Because Of Her Christianity Regardless Of Trial Outcome?

November 20, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As reported on these pages [see, Will "Peaceful" Muslims In Pakistan Kill Christian Mom?, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=asia1117101%2Ehtm] Pakistan and other Muslim majority countries routinely use Shari'a based blasphemy laws as a method of suppressing Christian minorities.

Now with the world taking note of Ms. Bibi's plight, the question remains whether "street justice," fomented by local imams, will still claim her life even if she is exonerated from the charge of blasphemy which has resulted in her imprisonment since July.

The question is by no means academic and goes to the heart of the debate, now raging in Europe and America, as to whether Islam will ever be compatible with Western values?

As related by the July 24 edition of the Pakistan Christian Post [see, http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/viewnews.php?newsid=1643] this very fate befell two Christian brothers [Rashid Emmanuel - pastor of a Christian congregation - and Sajjid Emmanuel] in Pakistan who had just been released after having been officially cleared on blasphemy charges.

"...more than three thousand Muslims came out of homes on call of Imamas from mosques surrounding Warispura Christian colony and opened fire on innocent Christians at night of July 19, 2010, when Emmanuel Brothers were gunned down at noon, same day..."

As is sometimes the case in Muslim majority countries, the leadership might, though being less doctrinaire on strictly enforcing Shari'a, still be unable or unwilling to prevent travesties such as that which took place in the case of the Emanuel brothers and now which threatens Asia Bibi

NATO Runs From Afghanistan

November 19, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - NATO's highest ranking civilian official, Mark Sedwill has expressed displeasure with a recent statement by Afghan president Karzai in which he called for a drawdown of military forces in the country terming it, "not helpful." [see, Peter Spiegel and James Blitz ,Karzai Remarks Not Helpful Says NATO, Financial Times, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f6a58a82-f403-11df-886b-00144feab49a.html#axzz15kzljuA8]

There's no doubt that such statements can harm a war effort [see, Petraeus' Disagreement Is With Obama, Not Karzai, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=petraeus111510%2Ehtm] but blaming Karzai ignores the more fundamental problem which is that both president Obama and NATO have already gone considerably farther than Karzai, NATO declaring this week that it wanted to be out of Afghanistan by 2014 and team Obama already having stated that it wants to start the American withdrawal by next summer.

Ghailani Meltdown, Curtains For Obama Policy Of Prosecuting Terrorists As Criminals?

November 18, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, 36, was convicted on a single charge of conspiracy [on a 284 count indictment] to destroy property owned by the U.S. government, in this case our Kenyan embassy which was destroyed in an al-Qaeda bombing plot.

224 individuals were killed in the massive August 8, 1998 explosion, including 12 Americans. The attack took place on the same day that the U.S. embassy in Tanzania was attacked. The twin bombings injured approximately 5,000, most of them Africans.

Lewis Kaplan, a 1994 Harvard trained Clinton appointee, presided over the case. Kaplan made what many consider an ill-considered decision in which he refused to permit perhaps the key prosecution witness to testify, because his whereabouts had been obtained from Ghailani under what might have been enhanced interrogation.

New President Of U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Dolan A Conservative? You've Got To Be Kidding

By WILLIAM MAYER

November 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - One must always be suspect when a leftist media source [in this case the big enchilada herself, the Gray Lady] dubs someone a conservative because that political philosophy is anathema to everything for which the NY Times stands. As a result, such designations are at best self serving, at worst mendacious efforts to skew the terms of the policy debate.

"The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York to be its president on Tuesday in a surprise move that reaffirmed the conservative direction of the Roman Catholic Church in America." [source, Laurie Goodstein, Dolan Chosen as President of U.S. Bishops' Group, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/us/17bishops.html]

And such is the case here; while Archbishop Dolan is probably a very nice individual and a competent cleric, his stand on immigration for example places him far to the left politically.

In an April writing [see, http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=36322] entitled, "Immigration Reform, Here We Go Again," his viewpoint is doctrinaire leftist and so anti-traditional that it alone should bar him from holding any position of responsibility within the Catholic Church.

Throughout this essay he intentionally conflates the term "illegal alien" with "legal immigrant." He does this artlessly, setting it forth as a given, an assumed fact not in evidence, "Throughout American history, whenever there is tension and turmoil in society - economic distress, political rifts, war, distrust and confusion in culture - the immigrant unfailingly becomes the scapegoat."

What follows is the boilerplate of the multiculti warrior; vapid, smug and supremely unmindful of the consequences of not recognizing borders, the core belief which drives the radical illegal immigration lobby.

Will "Peaceful" Muslims In Pakistan Kill Christian Mom?

November 17, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the tenets of Shari'a, blasphemy is a serious offense, one ultimately punishable by death.

That is the apparent fate of Pakistani Asia Bibi, a 45 year old Christian mother of 5 who is charged with allegedly making derogatory comments about Mohammed, Islam's prophet, in a predominantly Islamic society.

If that weren't enough to prompt outrage in the West, Ms. Bibi's plight apparently stems from a single allegation made by a disgruntled field worker who was upset that she was allowed to touch a container of water which was then consumed by her fellow Muslim laborers, apparently a no-no. The worker then visited a local imam and there made the charge. [see, Christian Woman Sentenced To Death In Blasphemy Case, http://public.dawn.com/2010/11/12/christian-woman-sentenced-to-death-in-blasphemy-]case-2.html

The question here once again revolves around the contention that Islam and Western values are fully compatible. Many Muslims routinely make such statements. For example, Faisal Rauf [the lead person behind the 911 mosque] is most adamant in his belief that the West and Shari'a are not in conflict, though when given an opportunity to explain in detail just what he means [for example in, Faisal Rauf, The Archbishop Of Canterbury Was Right, Newsweek, http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/feisal_abdul_rauf/2008/03/archbi]shop_of_canterbury_was_r.html] he unintentionally demonstrates the subversive nature of Shari'a, "Sharia law is unequivocally clear that Muslims who live as minorities in non-Muslim majority communities are required to abide by the law of the land. That doesn't prevent British Muslims from practicing aspects of Sharia that don't conflict with British law, or from seeking changes in British law."

N.Y. Rabbis Withdraw From Event With ISNA - Not Moderate Group

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though they participated in the mosque/synagogue "twinning" event last year, New York rabbis Irwin Tannenbaum and Alex Lazarus-Klein opted out this time around, having upon reflection decided that one of the sponsors, the Islamic Society of North America, isn't the moderate group it claims to be.

A piece published by the Jewish Telegraph Agency noted, "What we found was that the entities behind the Buffalo interfaith effort are anything but moderate... citing concerns about the Islamic Society's links to Islamic fundamentalist groups..." [source, http://www.jta.org/news/article/2010/11/15/2741742/ny-rabbis-pull-out-of-muslim-jewish-twinning-project]

As these two rabbis have discovered, events of this type are often ruses under which American Islamists are able to freely conduct da'wa, the process of Islamic conversion, under the dubious mantle of "faith sharing."

Ex GITMO Detainees On Verge Of Receiving Windfall Payment From Brits

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to Britain's ITV News [see, http://www.itv.com/news/guantanamo-compensation91840/] Downing Street appears to be on the verge of paying millions of pounds to ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in an effort to settle pending lawsuits filed against the government, "The Government has confirmed it will make payments to former detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. It comes after ITV news revealed one former detainee is in line to receive more than 1 million."

The effort is seen to have face saving, national security as well as economic implications in that a long public trial might reflect poorly on the government and reveal state secrets in a judicial proceeding in which all the cards seem stacked against the defendant.

San Diego Resident Arrested, Charged With Aiding Al-Shabab Terror Group

November 16, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Without disclosing much in the way of clarifying information, the DOJ has charged Nima Ali Yusuf, 24 of San Diego with conspiring to provide material aid to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.

Al-Shabab was designated as a international terrorist group in 2008 by the State Department. The group has been a key participant in Somalia's ongoing civil war and controls significant portions of the impoverished African country, making the conflict now a religious war. The group is believed to be closely affiliated with al-Qaeda, with ties to Saudi nationals.

Yusuf joins a growing list of Somali immigrants who have become radicalized in their adopted country, with as many as two dozen having already left the United States to join al-Shabab's Somali jihad.

Petraeus' Disagreement Is With Obama, Not Karzai

November 15, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A recent statement by Afghan president Karzai [see, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/13/AR2010111304001.html] "The time has come to reduce the presence of, you know, boots in Afghanistan...to reduce the intrusiveness into the daily Afghan life," has from the look of it, set off paroxysms among the Obama team with even theater commander Petraeus chiming in negatively.

The level of reaction is mystifying to anyone who has paid attention to team Obama's bumbling Afghan policy, especially his setting a date to start withdrawal and refusing to provide the number of troops which his hand chosen commander had requested as being the minimum requirement - immediately sacking his general in the wake of this unpleasantness, certainly didn't help either.

Perhaps most telling, Obama [we must assume in accord with the toothless NATO] has modified the rules of engagement [how battle will be conducted and in what manner] to place U.S. forces in a defensive posture throughout the country, rather than allow them to destroy the enemy through the aggressive use of overwhelming force. This has literally taken the rifle out of the hands of U.S. forces.

Faced with such an obvious incipient abandonment, Karzai is wisely sidling up to our opponents so that he doesn't end up [when Obama finally consummates what will assume the proportions of a rout] like former Afghan president [and Soviet collaborator] Mohammed Najibullah did when his protectors were driven out; the mujahideen merrily tortured, castrated and then hung him from piano wire at Kabul Airport.

Talk about unfriendly skies...

Moroccan Youth Terrorize Dutch Town

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

November 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The latest incident of cultural terrorism in Holland [see, William Mayer & Beila Rabinowitz, Moroccan Thugs Terrorize Dutch City, PipeLineNews.org, https://www.pipelinenews.org/2010/Moroccan-Thugs-Terrorize-Dutch-City.html] took place in the district of Oosterwei in Gouda, where Moroccan children totally disrupted a block party.

Though the actual attack was non-lethal in nature, the group of ten children [aged 8 to 15 years old] were questioned by the police and three have had their dossiers sent to the municipality. The parents of the children are being made to pay 2,000 Euros in damages for cancellation of the party, broken windows and clean up costs.

This most recent attack is part of a continuing pattern of harassment, intimidation and brutality perpetrated by Moroccan Muslims principally, which has gone on for years.

According to the Dutch newspaper Trouw, "The problems with the Moroccan youth in Oosterwei are ongoing since 2008. Residents are accosted on the street, hit with stones and eggs, robbed and cursed at by youth who are mostly younger than 12 years old." [source, translated from the Dutch, http://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/nederland/article3292927.ece/Schade_reljeugd_Gouda_verhaald_op_ouders.html]

One Dutch paper carried the headline "Problems with the Youth in Gouda will Continue for Years" and reported that this was the conclusion of a specially convened meeting of the city administration..." [source, translated from the Dutch, http://www.nu.nl/algemeen/2376106/problemen-met-jongeren-gouda-duren-nog-jaren.html ]

The age of the children points to the fact that all or most are Dutch born and is further proof of the total failure of Moroccan Muslims to assimilate and integrate into Dutch society. It also attests to the complete bankruptcy of multiculturalism.

Has California Bypassed the Tenth Amendment?

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

November 11, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The tenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, norprohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,or to the people - Amendment X, 1791.

For months the media provided us with constant reminders of the legislature's failure to approve a budget for California. Then on October 8, 100 days after the budget deadline, we all cheered when the governor signed a budget that was lightened by about $1B in line-item vetoes, especially in the area of social services: day care, mental health, community clinics. Taxpayers breathed a sigh of relief.

This action created an interesting opportunity to look at the inner workings of the bureaucracy. These line item vetoes, which involved removing state funding (the word "state" is very significant here) from certain programs, have brought hitherto unknown government and quasi-government partnerships out of the shadows, stepping forward to provide the funds to run the state programs that they claim the people need and cannot do without.

One wonders, though, if it is the people who need the services or the service agencies who need the people?

"Jordan Is Palestine" Conference Planned In Israel

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

November 10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Israel's National Union Party is planning a "Jordan Is Palestine" conference, designed to stimulate discussion about and alternatives to the much-vaunted "two state" solution, the backbone of the so-called Palestinian peace process.

Geert Wilders, leader of Holland's, Freedom Party is slated to be the keynote speaker. Wilders, is a vocal supporter of the Jewish state, having said that "If Israel falls, the West will fall too."

According to MK Aryeh Eldad of the National Union Party, "The purpose of the conference is to present an alternative plan to the two-state solution?. We are saying that there already is a Palestinian state, Jordan, 70% of whose residents are Palestinians. ?"It already takes up three quarters of the territory of the British Mandate, so that the partition has already been carried out. We demand that Jordan be recognized as [the Palestinian state] formally, and not just de facto." [source, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140567]

"Change" Promise Unfulfilled In The Eyes Of Many Muslims

November 10, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While happy-talk images continue to dominate the MSM's coverage of president Obama's current [and characteristically ostentatious] trek across Asia, much trouble is brewing in exactly the circles he hoped would respond to his call for accommodation with the Muslim world.

This negative judgment is carried today in a Reuters' piece [see, Muslims say Obama Failing to Keep Cairo Promises, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A92NI20101110] which claims, "President Barack Obama's pledge on Wednesday to strive for better relations with the Muslim world drew skepticism in Cairo, where last year he called for a new beginning in the Middle East after years of mistrust...Obama acknowledged more needed to be done to repair ties with the Muslim world."

While many argue convincingly that Obama's efforts along these lines were doomed to fail from the start, the stark reality of what would constitute change to skeptical Muslims is contained within the Reuters article, in the prattle of a Cairo retiree, Mohamed Abdel, "It's all speeches - in the end the same American politics, and Jewish politics, continues..."

Al-Qaeda Terror Suspect Farooque Ahmad Pleads Not Guilty in U.S. District Court

November 9, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Farooque Ahmed, who was arrested on October 27 for conspiring to aid al-Qaeda by gathering intelligence information, including photographs, of DC area public transportation hubs [see, https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=farooque10.27.10%2Ehtm] today pleaded not guilty [see, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/11/09/virginia.bomb.plot/index] in a U.S. District Court proceeding.

The suspect is a naturalized American citizen who was born in Pakistan, his trial is scheduled to commence on April 11.

"Africanization" Of Israel Seen As Growing Threat

November 8, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Facing numerous challenges, some of them existential threats to its survival, Israel is now realizing - as have numerous Western European countries - that the constant influx of foreign born guest workers into the Jewish state threatens to radically change its demographics.

On Monday, National Union chairman Yaakov Katz made an impassioned presentation to a committee of the Knesset outlining the destabilizing influence of as many as 100,000 Africans taking up residence in Tel Aviv, "...Their movement to Tel Aviv will make Tel Aviv look like an African city, MK Katz told the committee. He added that the city's Jews, many of whom consider themselves tolerant pacifists but oppose a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, ironically will flee to the hills of Samaria to "escape the flood..." [source, Israel News, http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140514]

Katz' sentiments seem to play into growing public opposition to unrestricted immigration despite Israel's traditional respect for ethnic diversity.

One World 2011 Partners With Hardcore Islamist Groups

By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER

November 4, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An ambitious new-age liberal interfaith initiative - One World 2011 - started by motivational speaker Bob Walsh will conduct several events next year. The website for the new effort/organization [see, http://www.oneworld2011.org/] lists the Islamic Society of North America's president imam Mohamed Magid as being on its board and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) as one of its donors/event partners [see, http://www.oneworld2011.org/supporters.html].

The website mentions that Magid is, "President Islamic Society of North America. Imam and Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center Washington, D.C./Sterling, VA" [source, http://www.oneworld2011.org/directors.html].

As related by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Walsh is, "Known for staging the Goodwill Games sports meet as an answer to Cold War tensions, Walsh says he has raised $1 million toward a new project called One World 2011 that would bring thousands of young Muslims from around the world to Seattle next year for four months of culture-bridging events?. backers of the new project, which is timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has kicked in $200,000." [source,http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/01/18/story7.html]

Both the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Public Affairs Council are hard line American Islamist organizations with troubling backgrounds.

ISNA is the largest Muslim organization in North America whose mission is to spread Islam through da'wa (proselytizing). According to many sources it receives Saudi funding, a sure signifier of its devotion to Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia's revolutionary brand of Islam.

According to Discover the Networks, "Through its affiliate, the North American Islamic Trust - a Saudi government-backed organization created to fund Islamist enterprises in North America - the Saudi-subsidized ISNA reportedly holds the mortgages on 50 to 80 percent of all mosques in the U.S. and Canada. Thus the organization can freely exercise ultimate authority over these houses of worship and their teachings..." [see, http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6178]

After the 9/11 attacks the head of MPAC, Salam Al- Marayati reflexively blamed Israel, the go to whipping-boy for Islamists. As quoted by the New York Times, ''If we're going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what's happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.'' [source, David Firestone, A Nation Challenged: Religion; For Some Jewish Leaders, Partnership With Muslim Is a Casualty of Sept. 11 Attacks, New York Times, October 22, 2001, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6D91F3EF931A15753C1A9679C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/F/Firestone,%20David]

3 Charged With Aiding Somali Muslim Terror Group Al-Shabab

November 3, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a breaking development [see, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/03/AR2010110305153.html] a federal indictment unsealed in late October charged, Mohamud Abdi Yusuf, Abdi Mahdi Hussein and Duane Mohamed Diriye of aiding the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab.

Mr. Yusuf and Hussein both made a brief court appearances on November 2, Dirive, presumed to be on the run in Somalia or Kenya, was charged in absentia.

Al-Shabab, based in Somalia, was designated as a international terrorist group in 2008 by the State Department. The group has been a key participant in Somalia's ongoing civil war and controls significant portions of the impoverished African country, making the conflict now a religious war. The group is believed to be closely affiliated with al-Qaeda, with ties to Saudi nationals.

The group has ambitions of extending its influence into neighboring countries such as Yemen and eventually hopes to topple the Saudi kingdom.

Murder of Theo van Gogh Six Years Ago Today, Euro-Islamists Remain Unchecked

By BEILA RABINOWITZ

November 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The murder of Theo van Gogh by Muslim fanatic and Hofstad Group leader Mohammed Bouyeri took place six years ago today. He was shot, stabbed and almost decapitated by Bouyeri who believed that the film maker's film "Submission" about abuse of Muslim women, "insulted Islam," a grave offense against Shari'a, Islamic law.

In a gruesome coup de grace, Bouyeri ended his attack by sticking a knife into Van Gogh's chest with a message threatening other Dutch politicians. He is presently serving a life sentence and has expressed no remorse for his act and told the court he would do it again if he could.

The brutal murder of Van Gogh shocked Holland, sowed fear among critics of Islam who rightly saw the act as an assault on freedom of expression. Since the film maker's murder, Dutch politician Geert Wilders and numerous other outspoken critics of Islam have been threatened with death by the still enraged Islamists. In the case of Wilders, he has been forced to have 24 hour security and is constantly looking over his shoulder as a result.

In a stark testimony to Europe's civilizational crisis, Wilders is currently on trial for "insulting Islam" after Muslims browbeat the government into prosecuting him. The trial is a reminder of how freedom of expression is being curtailed in Holland and elsewhere by Islamists six years after the Van Gogh murder.

Today a small group of people gathered at the place where Theo van Gogh was murdered and held a minute of silence while laying flowers at the site.

The memorial was organized by the Foundation Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch politician who was murdered by an animal rights activist who objected to his criticism of Islam..

Another memorial will be held later in the day at the sculpture "The Scream" [motivated by Edvard Munch's 1893 famous painting of the same name] which was erected to commemorate Van Gogh in the park next to where he was murdered.

Character Assassination Of Islam's Critics Hits Fever Pitch In Europe

November 2, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a piece published by the online Islamist mouthpiece quantara.de [Hate International, http://www.qantara.de/webcom/show_article.php/_c-476/_nr-1408/i.html] Thomas Kirchner engages in propagating the lunatic assertion that those who are concerned about the rapid rise of Islamofascism in the West [manifested most recently in efforts to prosecute criticism of Islam in a manner consistent with Sharia's strictures against blasphemy] are waging war on Islam.

Moreover he propagates the myth that this movement is under the "control" of Anders Gravers, the founder of "Stop Islamisation of Europe."

"...Geller und Spencer [writers Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer] are also teaming up with like-minded people in Europe. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who recently faced sedition charges in Austria, appeared at one of their meetings in Washington in February...According to a report in the Dutch newspaper NRC, the Dane Anders Gravers is a central figure in Islamophobe circles...Geller and Spencer are even controlled by Gravers..."

If absurd allegations such as this were not being taken so seriously by European officials they might instead be laughed off as evidence of advanced mental illness. Unfortunately, for a myriad of reasons, decision makers in Europe seem to be welcoming the prospect of being overrun by the Continent's highly aggressive militant Muslims, a trend we also see playing out in the United States, now greased by team Obama's doctrinaire Islamophilia and reflexive anti-Americanism.

Dutch Hofstad Group Member Jason Walters Renounces Terrorism, Violence and Salafism

By EMERSON VERMAAT

November 1, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "I hope to warn young people who are deceived by Islamism. No longer do I believe in the feasibility of Islamism. It failed utterly. It promised Muslims the moon, yet in Iraq and Pakistan did it result in sectarian violence. It has totally degenerated into nihilism. If they (the Islamists) manage to come to power somewhere, they'll create a state that is totally isolated from the rest of the world. I'm opposed to attacking civilians, I am also opposed to sectarian violence. Violence should only be permitted against the military. Look at Iraq: all those (terror) attacks and mass murders - it has totally degenerated. Islamism's purpose is disastrous, it's madness."

It was on October 27, 2010, that Jason Walters, a prominent member of the Dutch terror network the "Hofstad Group," made this remarkable confession. Walters (American father, Dutch mother) is on trial once again, but now in Amsterdam. The High Court or "Hoge Raad" ruled on February 2, 2010, that the Hofstad terrorist case must be tried again. The High Court ruled the definitions for the "existence and structure of a criminal or terrorist organization" used by the Appeals Court were "too strict" and has ordered the case to be retried.

Who is Jason Walters? He was the only member of the Hofstad Group who was a convert to Islam. The Hofstad Group was largely rounded up in November 2004 after Hofstad Group leader Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan, killed Dutch columnist and filmmaker Theo van Gogh. In the courtroom Hofstad Group members and their lawyers invariably claimed that the group was just a group of friends, not a terrorist network or organization. Yet, key members of the group admired Al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al-Zawahiri and frequent meetings were held at Bouyeri's home in Amsterdam West. (They were never part of Al-Qaeda, though.)


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