By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 6:25 pm
We’re talking serious mental illness here.
How sick can this stuff get?
The fanatic who plotted to kidnap and behead a British soldier wanted his three-year-old daughter to marry a jihadi terrorist, a court heard.
Terrorist cell leader Parviz Khan, 37, was secretly recorded in his home telling friend Zahoor Iqbal how the toddler talked about cooking food for the "men in the mountains" .
Khan added: "Inshallah (God willing) – she’ll marry into them and give birth to them".
But Iqbal, who is on trial accused of helping Khan send equipment to be used by extremists in Afghanistan, denied Khan was talking about Mujahideen insurgents.
Nigel Rumfitt, QC, prosecuting, told him: "That is as sick as it gets.
"He wants his three-year-old daughter to marry Mujahideen terrorists and give birth to more of them.
"That is what he is training her to want by asking her what she will cook for them in the mountains."
Read the rest.
Every day, you read stories about these Islamic fanatics and think it can’t get any worse. Then it does. Yesterday, it’s kiddie jihadis on video. Today, you get something even more repulsive.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 6:19 pm
I just picked up that Mitt Romney has effectively withdrawn from the Presidential race. To any conservative-minded person, this now means that we WILLl be having a liberal in the White House next February. Be it Obama/Hillary/McCain, there will be an absence of conservative policy, and I am delighted about this.
Why? Because people seem to have forgotten the degenerate Presidency of the Clinton era and clearly need reminded of it. I’m not saying Hillary is degenerate like her husband. No, she’s much worse. I have referred readers to Barbara Olson’s expose of Ms Hillarys years of "experience" and anyone who studies this and still thinks she can do an effective job for the United States is living in cloud cuckoo-land. If Obama gets in (unlikely I feel) then it will worse as I believe he is even more left-wing than Hillary. As for McCain, let him run on his ticket with Huckabee. He will not win because regardless of what the media and his spin-doctors imply, he shares many of the Democrat values and so if he did get in, we’d still have a liberal in the White House.
We hear a lot from the left about "change" – well, that’s what we’re going to get. It will be change for for the worse, clearly, but the GOP is in need of revival and reinvention and so time taken OUT of power may help bring this about. We can expect media exultation over the removal of the last conservative candidate in the GOP field, now all that’s left… is left.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 2:23 pm
The lack of reason that frequently characterises many within the Environmentalist movement (aka back to the Stone Age!) is evident in the news that environmental campaigners have threatened legal action to block plans to build Northern Ireland’s first municipal incinerator.
Last month Belfast City Council agreed in principle to sell 17 acres to allow for the building of a household-waste incinerator – such as that pictured below – on the shores of Belfast Lough. If approved, the incinerator would burn thousands of tonnes of municipal waste every day from 11 local councils known collectively as Arc21. Good idea! During the 1990s plans to build two incinerators on Belfast’s foreshore – also suggested as a site for a multi-sports stadium – were abandoned due to public opposition and legal challenges.
Declan Allison of Friends of the Earth said: ‘We are opposed to an incinerator because it actually encourages an increase in waste rather than an effective waste-management policy. ‘Incinerators need a minimum of rubbish to operate. To meet that demand local authorities are more likely to abandon recycling and waste-reduction plans."
Rubbish – literally. This sort of incinerator is a good idea and a way to obtain energy from waste. But to the fanatics in FOE, they are all about punishing us for DARING to create waste! Like their opposition to carbon zero nuclear power, we are dealing with the quasi-religious here and they will object to everything except fining us, taxing us, punishing us.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 2:00 pm
I note that the "Bloody Sunday" inquiry has now topped £180 million, new figures show. Seven years of hearings ended in 2004 but the tribunal, headed by Lord Saville, has still not indicated when it will publish its report. It was first thought that the report would be published in 2005. So, £180m and still counting. Meanwhile, the La Mon House hotel atrocity, covered recently here on ATW, has had the grand sum of £0 spent on it.
And they talk about a hierarchy of victims….
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Cross posted on Biased BBC!
Did you see that the BBC has given due prominence to the outrageous claim by Rowan Williams, part-time Druid and full time hypocrite, that Sharia law in the UK "is inevitable" and indeed could help sustain social cohesion? Well, I’m not sure if beheadings for thieves in Blackburn, stonings of homosexuals in Bradford, maybe the occassional public amputation for adulterers in Birmingham will really add the social cohesion that Williams imagines. There appears to be a move afoot to institutionalise Sharia law here, with the dreadful Williams now becoming an advocate for this novel form of social cohesion. Maybe the BBC could provide us with insight into just how much "cohesion" Sharia has brought to those wretched countries that have embraced it?
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 11:09 am
Saudi Arabia – our dear friend in the war against extreme Islam, right? It’s the land that has a never ending stream of western leaders travelling in to pay their respects to the so-called Royal Family. (Or grovelling for oil and contracts -to be more direct)
So get this. A 37-year-old American businesswoman and married mother of three is seeking justice after she was thrown in jail by Saudi Arabia’s religious police for sitting with a male colleague at a Starbucks coffee shop in Riyadh. Now I know that not everyone likes Starbucks cofffee, but this is ridiculous! Yara, who does not want her last name published for fear of retribution, was bruised and crying when she was freed from a day in prison after she was strip-searched, threatened and forced to sign false confessions by the Kingdom’s “Mutaween” police.
In Saudi Arabia, public contact between unrelated men and women is strictly prohibited. “Some men came up to us with very long beards and white dresses. They asked ‘Why are you here together?’. I explained about the power being out in our office. They got very angry and told me what I was doing was a great sin,” recalled Yara, who wears an abaya and headscarf, like most Saudi women. The men were from Saudi Arabia’s Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a police force of several thousand men charged with enforcing dress codes, sex segregation and the observance of prayers.
It strikes me that Saudi Arabia typifies how illiberal Islam really is!! Quite WHY so many western women, and feminists in particular, do not provide more of an outcry at the outrageous treatment handed out to women in "the Kingdom" always surprises me. I am outraged at the way in which this American lady has been treated but I bet the US State Dept will dismiss it as much ado about nothing.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 10:48 am
Which of us can blame Linda Walker, a teacher who was jailed for confronting youths with an airgun? She fired the gun near two teenagers outside her house in Urmston, Greater Manchester, in 2004. She as driven to the action out of desperation after months of harassment, crime and vandalism. Mrs Walker has been cleared to continue teaching after being given a reprimand by the General Teaching Council. The teacher’s home had been subjected to vandalism by a group of unknown people, before escalating to more serious crimes including burglary and obscene phone calls. The police weren’t bothered so she ended up taking direct action against thugs. She was promptly arrested and then jailed for six months.
This woman deserves a medal, not a custodial sentence. If the law refuses to help people in distress, then this is all that is left to them – other than rollover and let the thugs win. Then again, maybe the government quite likes the idea of a petrified law abiding population.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 10:31 am
Wonder what you make of the news that a senior Irish Cardinal, Desmond Connell, is prepared to go to prison rather than hand over certain documents relating to child abuse?
Cardinal Connell is currently taking legal action to prevent some files from being released to the government-appointed commission investigating clerical abuse in the Dublin archdiocese. He claims the documents are legally privileged. Reports in the Irish Catholic newspaper say the Cardinal has told friends he is prepared to go to prison rather than breach the confidentiality of the files.
But surely the key issue here is to be seen to co-operate fully with those who seek to unravel the child abuse claims that pervade the Roman Catholic church here. Does the Cardinal do any good by his behaviour or does he rather confirm that some things are being kept hidden? I am sure that only a tiny minority of priests have been involved in this perversion but in order that the Roman Catholic church can demonstrate this is indeed the case, where is the harm in full co-operation with the authorities?
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 10:21 am
How casual murder has become in Northern Ireland.
I read that a 30-year-old man has been murdered in an attack by several people early today in Belfast. Police launched a murder investigation after he was attacked by a number of people shortly before 2.30am at a house in Fallswater Street, west Belfast. It is believed a number of men were involved.
So, if I understand this correctly, in the capital city of Northern Ireland, a group of men arrive in a vehicle, bludgeon a man to death, drive away, and the police are looking into it. Why that sounds like the sort of thing a terrorist gang would do – but of course we don’t talk about them anymore, it’s just not the done thing.
By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2008 at 10:08 am
Did you see that the memorial stone to the 31 victims of the Irish republican bomb attack on Omagh back in 1998 has been removed by the Council from the towns’ garden of remembrance? Some of the next of kin of those so cruelly slaughtered that day are outraged at this move. The Council has set up what is called an "independent facilitation team" to determine the future of the exiting memorial stone and the wording on a new memorial centre-piece.
I believe that this is all part of the sanitisation of the past and the truth is that it is the views of those who lost loved ones, and only them, that should prevail. This cannot be about showing sensitivity towards the terrorist scum that planted the bombs that caused so much loss of life that dreadful day. Best of all, bringing the murderers to justice might also be a good idea – though I do realise that here in peace process land that seems a hard-line comment.