Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Terrorist Attack Thwarted Against English Defence League



With all the excitement and euphoria about the 2012 Summer Olympics, it is somewhat understandable why a suspected Islamist terrorist attack story that appeared a month ago did not receive the media attention or garner the outrage in Great Britain it deserved. It becomes more understandable when one considers the frequency of such occurrences across Europe nowadays has dulled Europeans’ sensibilities to the grave, internal danger their countries face from radical Islam, causing the public attention and media life span concerning such stories to be rather short. But the terrorist attack thwarted in England four weeks ago, and only by sheer chance at that, is noteworthy with respect to its target: an English Defence League rally. If successfully carried out, the bloody terrorist assault may have sparked a wider civil conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims, engulfing British society.

On Saturday, June 30, only seven days before the anniversary of the horrific July 7, 2005, coordinated suicide bombing attacks by Muslim terrorists on London’s metro system that left 52 dead and about 700 injured, police stopped a car on the M1 motorway, suspecting it was being driven without insurance. The vehicle was impounded and the car’s two occupants released. But it was only on Monday that police searched their find, discovering the weapons meant to carry out Britain’s latest terrorist plot.

Inside the vehicle, the police found “guns, ammunition and other offensive weapons” which led to “a major anti-terror operation.” Altogether, seven men were arrested that week including the car’s driver and passenger. All the men are of Pakistani origin and are being held in prison custody until a hearing on July 31. Three of their number, Anzal Hussain, 24, Mohammad Saud, 22, and Zohaib Ahmed, 22, appeared in court earlier in July charged, according to an Associated Press (AP) story, with “preparing an act of terrorism, which carries a potential life sentence.”

“Prosecutors allege that the men were involved in manufacturing an improvised explosive device and planned to attack a rally of the English Defense League,” AP reported, while the BBC stated they are also accused of “acquiring firearms and other weapons, and vehicles in connection with their alleged plans.”

Given its stated mission, the English Defense League (EDL) would be the nemesis of any radical Islamist organization in Britain and a desirable target for attack. The EDL wants to wake ordinary British people up to what it perceives is the creeping Islamization of their country, since the British government will not halt this process, the EDL calling its inability to do so “spineless.” On its website, the EDL describes itself as made up of “decent, patriotic people” and invites other like-minded, “fed up” individuals to help fight the Islamist menace and “make a positive change for the better.”

The EDL originated in 2009 in response to the Islamist demonstrations at a parade in Luton held in honour of British soldiers returning from Afghanistan. The disgust generated by the Islamists’ yelling and screaming at the returning soldiers while holding up offensive placards was felt by many Britons, leading to the EDL’s creation. After its formation, the EDL, taking a page from the Islamists’ book, has been involved in demonstrations, usually counter demonstrations, where they have clashed with left-wing groups, although the EDL says its mission is a peaceful one. And while exact membership numbers are unknown (they are estimated between 25,000 and 100,000), it is believed the EDL can call up 300 to 500 people for a demonstration.

The EDL’s enemies have used the usual tactics to smear the anti-Islamist protest organization. It has been called racist, fascist, Islamophobic, Black Shirts and far right-wing. While there are undoubtedly individuals holding such views in the EDL, organization leaders deny the EDL is racist and say they will allow anyone to join who is against Islamism. Interestingly, EDL members are not called “Nazis,” probably because they often demonstrate with Israeli flags and the organization has a Jewish division. One of the EDL’s leaders also took part in the burning of a Nazi flag.


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Romney and the Palestinian Culture of Destruction



Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under attack for speaking an important truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict. At a fundraiser in Jerusalem on Monday, Romney made the obvious, even banal, point about the economic disparity between nations. Speaking of Israel and the Palestinian-run West Bank, Romney said, “Culture makes all the difference.” Rejecting the geographic determinism that claims geography, climate, and species distribution account for the greater power and wealth of the West, Romney added, “you look at Israel and you say you have a hard time suggesting that all of the natural resources on the land could account for all the accomplishment of the people here.” Romney’s point was part of a larger discussion of global economic disparity that he has brought up previously in numerous speeches and in his book No Apology, and that scholars like David Landes and Thomas Sowell have developed in their work.

When it comes to Israel, however, no comment, no matter how sound its scholarly pedigree, that challenges the orthodox narrative favored by the Arabs and their Western shills will be allowed to pass without attack. Saeb Erekat, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, responded, “It is a racist statement and this man doesn’t realize that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its potential because there is an Israeli occupation.” Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator and official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, claimed the Palestinians “have to build an economy when they have no freedom of movement, no human rights, no fundamental freedoms.” International reporting on the remarks backed up the Palestinian interpretation by citing the “occupation” and “blockade” as the real explanation for why the Palestinians are failing economically.

These reactions are drearily predictable, including the incoherent charge of “racism” against somebody making a cultural argument. More important, once again Palestinian revanchist obsessions, anti-Semitism, and the jihadist death cult are ignored, and the reasons for Israeli defensive measures passed over, while Western materialist obsessions like “racism” “colonialism,” and “national aspirations” are used to explain destructive behavior the origins of which lie in cultural and religious dysfunctions.

Thus if you want to explain Palestinian economic backwardness, start with the Arab rejection of Israel’s legitimacy, one grounded in Islamic doctrine and culture. For all the duplicitous talk of the “two-state solution,” a critical mass of Arabs simply does not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Nor is this rejection a consequence of an “illegal occupation” of an “Arab homeland” by neo-colonialist Jews abetted by Western imperialists. When four Arab armies invaded Israel in 1948, its purpose was not to create a Palestinian nation, something that has no historical reality. Rather, after they destroyed Israel, the aggressor nations planned to carve up among themselves what was left of mandatory Palestine. This rejection of Israel has been a constant over the last 60 years, as historian Efraim Karsh points out: “Had Arafat set the PLO from the start on the path to peace and reconciliation, instead of turning it into one of the most murderous terrorist organizations in modern times, a Palestinian state could have been established in the late 1960s or the early 1970s; in 1979 as a corollary to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty; by May 1999 as part of the Oslo Process; or at the very latest with the Camp David summit of July 2000.”

The fact is, Israel was and is an abomination to Muslims not because there is no Palestinian state, but because it is a country comprising what Muslims consider dhimmi, a conquered inferior people whose lands and lives are forfeit to Muslims by decree of Allah. Nor does it help that Muslims especially loath Jews, hatred based on the authority of the Koran, Hadiths, and 14 centuries of Islamic theology and jurisprudence. Hence the rank anti-Semitism rampant among Palestinian Arabs, who routinely and publicly indulge invective and genocidal rhetoric redolent of Der Stürmer. The continuing existence in the Middle East of an economically and militarily powerful Israel, populated by despised dhimmi, is a daily humiliation for the peoples who consider themselves the “best of nations” destined to rule the world. Ending the “occupation” or lifting the defensive blockade of Gaza wouldn’t change this irrational, religiously sanctioned hatred.


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UANI Urges Passage of Iran Sanctions Legislation, Calls for Full Economic Blockade on Iranian Regime









   




   


   


   


   


 
 

       

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July 31, 2012

Contact: Nathan Carleton, press@uani.com

Phone: (212) 554-3296



UANI Urges Passage of Iran Sanctions Legislation, Calls for Full Economic Blockade on Iranian Regime



New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement today regarding the House and Senate's reported agreement on Iran sanctions legislation:



We applaud House and Senate negotiators for agreeing to important Iran sanctions legislation, and call for its Swift passage into law. The legislation contains important provisions related to Iran's energy sector and basic financial activities long advocated by UANI, including obligating companies that avail themselves of U.S. stock markets to disclose Iran-related business to the SEC, and impeding the repatriation of oil sales to Iran.



Still, while this legislation will further isolate the Iranian regime, UANI has long called for much more in the form of a full economic blockade of the regime. Completely isolating the regime is the best hope to prevent it from developing a nuclear weapons capability and avoid military action. Unfortunately, this legislation falls short of that goal. To impose the most robust sanctions in history on the Iranian regime, UANI will initiate a campaign calling on all members of Congress to sign a pledge in support of a full economic blockade of Iran.



We express our gratitude to the tireless staffs of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Senator Johnson's offices for all of the important work that they did on this legislation.


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United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a program of the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran, Inc., a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran should concern every American and be unacceptable to the community of nations. Since 1979 the Iranian regime, most recently under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's leadership, has demonstrated increasingly threatening behavior and rhetoric toward the US and the West. Iran continues to defy the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations in their attempts to monitor its nuclear activities. A number of Arab states have warned that Iran's development of nuclear weapons poses a threat to Middle East stability and could provoke a regional nuclear arms race. In short, the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran is a danger to world peace.

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a non-partisan, broad-based coalition that is united in a commitment to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to become a regional super-power possessing nuclear weapons.  UANI is an issue-based coalition in which each coalition member will have its own interests as well as the collective goal of advancing an Iran free of nuclear weapons.


The Objectives of United Against a Nuclear Iran


  1. Inform the public about the nature of the Iranian regime, including its desire and intent to possess nuclear weapons, as well as Iran's role as a state sponsor of global terrorism, and a major violator of human rights at home and abroad;
  2. Heighten awareness nationally and internationally about the danger that a nuclear armed Iran poses to the region and the world;
  3. Mobilize public support, utilize media outreach, and persuade our elected leaders to voice a robust and united American opposition to a nuclear Iran;
  4. Lay the groundwork for effective US policies in coordination with European and other allies;
  5. Persuade the regime in Tehran to desist from its quest for nuclear weapons, while striving not to punish the Iranian people, and;
  6. Promote efforts that focus on vigorous national and international, social, economic, political and diplomatic measures.
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The Engine Behind ACT! for America's Growth




The Engine Behind ACT! for America’s Growth

By Kelly Cook, National Field Director




Many of our supporters have commented on the meteoric growth of our organization over the past 5 years.
The growth curve has been steep by design. We understand that small organizations can win small victories, but it takes large organizations to truly win the big ones—victories that are culture changing and capable of ultimately protecting the nation.

This is why everything we do contains an element of growth to ACT! for America. As we become a larger factor in Washington DC and the nation’s Statehouses, our capacity to pass meaningful legislation grows as well.

I’d like to share with you the single largest element responsible for our rapid growth: Booking Brigitte Gabriel into large church and tea party events.

Wherever we go, her vital message spreads like wildfire. We see new chapters spring up and new volunteers who are energized! This activity literally spurs our growth—a growth that is vital in order to be in a position to actually arrest the growth of radical Islam and Sharia law in the U.S.

These events have quite practically become the lifeblood for ACT! for America.
Many of our major projects are primarily funded through this effort—projects like mobilizing local chapters for our nationwide textbook reform project.

I’m writing you today because you may know the leadership of a large church containing at least 600 seats or more (or a large group such as a tea party capable of bringing out at least 1500 people to a special event). We are necessarily restricted to larger venues only in order to maximize Brigitte’s time and to insure our growth continues at the same pace we are currently experiencing.

If you know the leadership of a large active group, please make this opportunity known to them. We don’t charge a dime (to bring in one of the top 50 speakers in the nation!) if we can recruit members for ACT! for America and hold a book signing with Brigitte Gabriel at the conclusion of the presentation.

If you know a group leadership team that is interested, please email Rosemary at:

rstaples@actforamerica.org

Make sure you put “Large Event” in the subject line of the email and give us all the contact information you have for the decision makers.

We will make sure they receive all the information they need, answer any questions and book the event!


When this happens in your area, you will see an explosion of membership and chapter growth much like every other area where we have shared these truths.

As we grow, we will be able to step up to new challenges that only the largest grassroots organization in the national security movement can adequately accomplish.

Thank you!




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