Posts Tagged ‘war on terror’

Muslims are the Greatest Victims of Jihadi Terrorism

December 11, 09

Via The Jawa Report, from Long War Journal:

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point recently released a stunning report which found that Muslims have accounted for 85 percent of the casualties from al Qaeda attacks between 2004-2008.

Even more astounding, during the last two years of the study (2006-2008), the percentage of al Qaeda’s Muslim victims skyrocketed to an almost-unbelievable 98 percent.

The revelation that a full 85 percent of the 3,010 people killed by Al Qaeda between 2004 and 2008 were Muslims serves as a conclusive rebuke of Zawahiri’s claims. Furthermore, while Western columnists and politicians have often remarked that Muslims are “the real victims” of jihadi terrorism, never before has that assertion been so conclusively or overwhelmingly supported by hard data.

The CTC report’s authors (Scott Helfstein, Nassir Abdullah, and Muhammad al Obaidi) wisely used only Arabic-language reporting in their research, in order to sidestep any complaints of bias that would have inevitably resulted from using English-language news accounts.

It’s true that Al Qaeda’s support in the Muslim world has already been steadily declining in recent years — mainly due to this very issue. But the headline “Al Qaeda Kills Eight Times More Muslims Than Non-Muslims” could well be a final death blow to al Qaeda’s efforts to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world.

What religion do most terrorists claim to follow, represent and defend? (Whether rightly or wrongly, they claim to follow Islam.)

Where are most of these terrorists based? (Muslim majority countries.)

Where do most of these terrorists carry out their attacks? (In the nearest convenient place – the Muslim majority country where they are based. At marketplaces, mosques, and even madrassas.)

Therefore, who comprises the vast majority of their victims? (Muslims.)

So tell me again… Exactly why you don’t support George W. Bush killing tens of thousands of Muslim-murdering jihadis and saving 750,000 Iraqi Muslims lives?

Mumbai Terrorist Attacks – An Argument for Citizen Concealed-Carry of Personal Firearms?

December 3, 08

From Scott Wieser via Big Head Press:

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So would the knowledge that any number of civilians might be carrying concealed guns and be trained to shoot deter potential attackers?

John R. Lott at FOX Forum seems to think so:

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The Life-and-Death Cost of Gun Control

Banning guns is in the news. India practically bans guns, but that didn’t stop the horrific Muslim terrorist attacks this last week.

Given that the terrorists smuggled their machine guns in with them, would anyone argue that India’s extremely strict gun licensing and artificially high prices for guns helped prevent the terrorist attacks? In fact, the reverse is more likely the case.

In India, victims watched as armed police cowered and didn’t fire back at the terrorists. A photographer at the scene described his frustration: “There were armed policemen hiding all around the station but none of them did anything. At one point, I ran up to them and told them to use their weapons. I said, ‘Shoot them, they’re sitting ducks!’ but they just didn’t shoot back.”

Meanwhile, according to the hotel company’s chairman, P.R.S. Oberoi, security at “the hotel had metal detectors, but none of its security personnel carried weapons because of the difficulties in obtaining gun permits from the Indian government.”

India has extremely strict gun control laws, but who did it succeed in disarming?

The terrorist attack showed how difficult it is to disarm serious terrorists. Strict licensing rules meant that it was the victims who obeyed the regulations, not the terrorists.

The attack also illustrates what Israelis learned decades ago. — Putting more soldiers or police on the street didn’t stop terrorist’s machine gun attacks. Terrorists would either wait for the armed soldiers or police to leave the area or kill them first. Likewise, in India, the Muslim terrorists’ first targets were those in uniform (whether police or security guards).

Terrorists only stopped using machine guns to attack Israelis once citizens were allowed to carry concealed handguns. In large public gatherings, a significant number of citizens will be able to shoot at terrorists during an attack — and the terrorists don’t know who has them.

With mass shootings becoming more difficult, terrorists were forced to switch to a less effective strategy: bombs. Bombings are more difficult for armed citizens to stop because they can’t respond after the bomb blows up.

Still, even though handguns can only kill would-be bombers before they set off their bombs, during waves of terror attacks, Israel’s national police chief will call on all citizens who are allowed to carry guns to make sure they carry their firearms at all times, and Israelis have many examples where citizens with concealed handguns have saved lives.

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Indian businesses are demanding gun rights:

Bangalore: The war on Mumbai has left the India Inc angry and vulnerable sectors want much more than a constable with a lathi.

“We’re losing faith in the political leadership of this country. There’s no doubt about that,” T V Mohandas Pai, director (HR), Infosys, adding, “To take care of the political class, they have Z-plus security. They have arms. What about us? Isn’t our life important? We’re citizens. The government is unable to protect us, then amend the law. Let us bear arms, we’ll protect ourselves to whatever extent we can”.

A worried Bangalore Inc said they’d rather have machine guns than be sitting ducks to a torrent of bullets.

While government installations have forces who can combat an emergency, the private sector has to make do with metal detectors, frisking and CCTV security.

The latest addition are sniffer dogs, which some organizations have opted for, but nothing that can combat an AK-47.

“We’ll not be in a position to answer these kinds of AK-47s and grenades. We need much stronger help from the government. And we’ll need military intervention. May be we could start some military patrolling at least, then there can be confidence that help can come at short notice,” chairman and MD, Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

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See also my post on the Mumbai massacres and the morons who defend or close their eyes to the perpetrators.

See also earlier posts on gun ownership and gun control:

 

 

 

 

 

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For the record, I was anti-guns until around the time that I learnt – up close and personal – more about what a selfish, apathetic and evil world it is out there.

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Here’s hoping, terrorist scumbags!

Mumbai Terrorist Massacre – Jihadi Apologists and Imraan Khan Are Huge Morons

December 2, 08

While self-loving Bollywood holier-than-thous are enjoying the release of their movie in shirts like these:

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The real terrorists were slaughtering hundreds just a few blocks away.

Idiot? MAJOR IDIOT.

Yeah, I’m sure Bush would send his Blackwater assassins led by Darth Cheney to take you hostage, torture you to death, then drag your dead body across the floor:

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Or was that just a photo of Islamic extremists handiwork in the very rare in Mumbai Jewish (not even Israeli) centre – including placing explosive traps on the dead bodies of the victims?

I really can’t tell, Bush and jihadi mujahideen are so alike, as Imraan Khan wholeheartedly believes.

The horrific, intentional targeting of Jews left another innocent victim (via Malkin, from Commentary):

Mumbai Jewish Moshe Holtzberg

Via Gateway Pundit:

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Moshe Holtzberg, the couple’s two-year-old son, cried repeatedly for his mother during a memorial service in Mumbai yesterday.

Via Gateway Pundit:

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Moshe was reportedly beaten by the terrorists. His mother was 6 months pregnant.

Imagine the pain of the child, Moshe Holtzberg, suddenly orphaned for no sensible reason whatsoever. The murderers are, IMHO, going straight to hell to roast for an eternity, plus fifty forevers for each laugh they uttered as they carried out their brutal inhumanity.

Bush. The real terrorist. Only to gianhugenormous utter morons like Imraan Khan.

But of course, I’m sure Imraan Khan will condemn the actual killers once he finds out who they really are. Not like this guy who praises the murder of local Indian Hindus as a blow against the ‘Crusades’.:

Outspoken Choudary, whose family live on £25,000-a-year benefits in London, raged: “Any Britons or Americans who visit Muslim countries are entering a battlefield and risk being used as hostages by al-Qaida to publicise its cause.”

He added: “The attacks bear all the hallmarks of a carefully planned al-Qaida operation as part of the global jihad against the crusades.”

(Never mind, of course, that 461 years of Islamic aggression preceded the First Crusade.)

Or these armchair jihadis in America and more:

It was pleasantly refreshing to hear they targeted Chabad Lubavitch. Allah will destroy His enemies wherever they are in the world. You will know when the Muslims have ignited in an insurrection when there is blood on the streets of London and New York like there is blood on the streets of Fallujah (and Mumbai). There is nowhere they can hide from the wrath of Allah and His soldiers.

Or the international media who even manage to rationalize the intentional seeking out and torture killings of Jews as ‘accidental’:

But how does the especially bloodthirsty attack on Mumbai’s Nariman-Chabad House fit into this puzzle palace?

The New York Times theorized that Chabad House may have been an “accidental hostage scene.” The BBC initially chose to hide the Jewish character of the target by describing it as just “an office building.” Al Jazeera refused to show Chabad House as the site of the carnage. Some Western media outlets unsympathetically labeled victims there as “ultra-Orthodox” or “missionaries.”

For the record, Muslim actor Imraan Khan’s ‘International Terrorist’ has brought peace to 50 million Muslims, who just happen to like Bush, thank you not at all you ignoram-ass.

Bush’s ‘International Terrorism’ has also protected the rest of us – yes, you who are reading this blog! – from our own daily Mumbai massacres… Or 9/11s… Or London Undergrounds… Or Southern Thailand beheadings… Or Indonesia beheadings… Or Bali bombings… By killing more than 23,000 terrorists in Iraq.

Oh wait, did I say Mumbai massacre? It’s not important that innocent civilians died there at the hands of extremist Muslim nutcases. No, what’s important is that it reminds us about all the bad things to Muslims anywhere else.

Progressives of course choose to blame everyone but the actual culprits. Who would, you know… Slit their necks if they ever tried it. So who can blame spineless silver spoon liberal entertainment types?

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Above from Diversity Lane.

But wait! News flash! Of course! This explains it all!

Extremists fighting in the name of Islam weren’t to blame for the Mumbai massacre. No, of course they aren’t.

It was the Hindus who did it in order to manipulate us all. Or maybe it was the Hindu Zionists from Mossad.

Really! Just like how Bush planned and carried out 9/11 all by himself. Truth!

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Absolute twoof!

Go get stoned on your drugs and booze, you fantasy world morons. Like your American Moonbat counterparts who believed electing Obama would solve all the world’s problems instantly with Hope and pizie dust.

Via Gateway Pundit.

PS. See also this post about how Mumbai is an argument for personal firearms.

Ann Coulter: Bush’s America is 100% Al Qaida Free

June 12, 08

Read this and weep, terrorists and their American Liberal Democrat love slaves!

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Excerpts from Ann Coulter:

BUSH’S AMERICA: 100 PERCENT AL-QAIDA FREE SINCE 2001

It is unquestionable that Bush has made this country safe by keeping Islamic lunatics pinned down fighting our troops in Iraq. In the past few years, our brave troops have killed more than 20,000 al-Qaida and other Islamic militants in Iraq alone. That’s 20,000 terrorists who will never board a plane headed for JFK — or a landmark building, for that matter.

Scott link:

More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed

We are, in fact, fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them at, say, the corner of 72nd and Columbus in Manhattan — the mere mention of which never fails to enrage liberals, which is why you should say it as often as possible.

Scott’s link:

The Wolves of Pattani, Southern Thailand (READ THIS ALL MALAYSIANS, WE MAY BE NEXT)

The Iraq war has been a stunning success. The Iraqi army is “standing up” (as they say), fat Muqtada al-Sadr –the Dr. Phil of Islamofascist radicalism — has waddled off in retreat to Iran, and Sadr City and Basra are no longer war zones. Our servicemen must be baffled by the constant nay-saying coming from their own country.

Scott links:

Hey Ignorant World – There is PEACE in Iraq!

Excerpts From Michael Yon’s and Michael J. Totten’s Articles on the True Situation in Iraq

General ‘Bringing Peace to Iraq’ Petraeus Named as Next Commander of Mideast Command

Monthly casualties in Iraq now come in slightly lower than a weekend with Anna Nicole Smith. According to a CNN report last week, for the entire month of May, there were only 19 troop deaths in Iraq. (Last year, five people on average were shot every day in Chicago.) With Iraqi deaths at an all-time low, Iraq is safer than Detroit — although the Middle Eastern food is still better in Detroit.

Scott link:

Iraq Has a Lower Violent Death Rate Than Washington, Baltimore or Atlanta

Al-Qaida is virtually destroyed, surprising even the CIA. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post reported: “Less than a year after his agency warned of new threats from a resurgent al-Qaida, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden now portrays the terrorist movement as essentially defeated in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and on the defensive throughout much of the rest of the world, including in its presumed haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.”

It’s almost as if there’s been some sort of “surge” going on, as strange as that sounds.

Just this week, The New York Times reported that al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in Southeast Asia have all but disappeared, starved of money and support. The U.S. and Australia have been working closely with the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, sending them counterterrorism equipment and personnel.

Scott link:

The Invasion of Iraq Has STRENGTHENED America’s World Position?!

But liberals have only blind hatred for Bush — and for those brute American interrogators who do not supply extra helpings of béarnaise sauce to the little darlings at Guantanamo with sufficient alacrity.

Scott links:

Worst complaints by Gitmo detainees: balls not bouncy enough, soap not fragrant enough

Muslim call to prayer over loudspeaker 5 times a day, free prayer rugs, meals shifted for Ramadhan fasting

1600 Korans provided free of charge using taxpayer money

Offered lots of food of many varieties, to the point they get all chubby

Gitmo detainee begs to stay

Gitmo detainees fear leaving Guantanamo to return to own countries

Despite all the pandering to these murderers, they respond by abusing and attacking their cowering, law-restrained guards

You want real torture? This is real torture… NOT by the Americans

The sheer repetition of lies about Bush is wearing people down. There is not a liberal in this country worthy of kissing Bush’s rear end, but the weakest members of the herd run from Bush. Compared to the lickspittles denying and attacking him, Bush is a moral giant — if that’s not damning with faint praise.

Ultimate Captain America: Fighting is About Winning

John McCain should be so lucky as to be running for Bush’s third term. Then he might have a chance.

The Invasion of Iraq Has STRENGTHENED America’s World Position?!

April 28, 08

What I’ve been saying all along. I bet it also has something to do with killing more than 23,000 terrorists who went to try and screw up Iraq – terrorists who would otherwise have been blowing up cities around the world (that means where YOU and ME live) ala Bali, London Underground, Madrid etc.

Read the facts, look at the world, and admit that people in general still like the US of A… Not in spite of Iraq, but BECAUSE of Iraq!

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Excerpts from The Australian:

Esteem for US rises in Asia

THE US war in Iraq has strengthened its strategic position, especially in terms of key alliances, and the only way this could be reversed would be if it lost the will to continue the struggle and abandoned Iraq in defeat and disarray.

Mike Green holds the Japan chair at Washington’s Centre for Strategic and International Studies and was for several years the Asia director at the National Security Council. He is also one of America’s foremost experts on Japan and northeast Asia generally.

His thesis, applied strictly to the US position in Asia, is correct.

First, Green states and acknowledges the negatives. He writes: “The Iraq war has had one important, pernicious impact on US interests in Asia: it has consumed US attention.”

This has prevented the US from following up in sufficient detail on some positive developments in Asia. Green also acknowledges that the US’s reputation has taken a battering among Muslim populations in Asia.

Yet Green’s positive thesis is fascinating. The US’s three most important Asian alliances – with Australia, Japan and South Korea – have in his view been strengthened by the Iraq campaign. Each of these nations sent substantial numbers of troops to help the US in Iraq. They did this because they believed in what the US was doing in Iraq, and also because they wanted to use the Iraq campaign as an opportunity to strengthen their alliances with the US.

More generally, in a world supposedly awash in anti-US sentiment, pro-American leaders keep winning elections. Germany’s Angela Merkel is certainly more pro-American than Gerhard Schroeder, whom she replaced. The same is true of France’s Nicolas Sarkozy.

More importantly in terms of Green’s analysis, the same is also true of South Korea’s new President. Lee Myung-bak, elected in a landslide in December, is vastly more pro-American than his predecessor, Roh Moo-hyun.

Even in majority Islamic societies, their populations allegedly radicalised and polarised by Bush’s campaign in Iraq and the global war on terror more generally, election results don’t show any evidence of these trends. In the most recent local elections in Indonesia, and in national elections in Pakistan, the Islamist parties with anti-American rhetoric fared very poorly. Similarly Kevin Rudd was elected as a very pro-American Labor leader, unlike Mark Latham, with his traces of anti-Americanism, who was heavily defeated.

Even with China, the Iraq campaign was not a serious negative for the US. Beijing was far more worried by the earlier US-led NATO intervention into Kosovo because it was based purely on notions of human rights in Kosovo. Such notions could theoretically be used to justify action (not necessarily military action) against China over Taiwan and Tibet. Iraq, on the other hand, was justified on the basis of weapons of mass destruction, a justification with which the Chinese were much more comfortable.

More generally, it is American values, or more accurately the universal values of democracy to which the US adheres, that are more popular and receive greater adherence in Asia than before, in the politics and civil societies of Asian nations such as Indonesia, India, Japan and many others.

The overall picture is infinitely more complex than the anti-Bush narrative of the Iraq war would suggest.

Similarly, it seems clear that US standing in Japan declined most recently when it softened its position on North Korea, something international liberal opinion universally demanded. However, some other facts are incontrovertible. Japan in 2003 sent 600 troops to Iraq to help the Americans. The Japanese leader who did this, Junichiro Koizumi, was subsequently re-elected in a landslide.

The US’s standing there seems to bear very little relation to Iraq. However, as noted, a pro-US candidate won a record landslide in December. But even the previous president, who did deploy some anti-American rhetoric, sent 3600 troops to Iraq (more than any nation except the US and Britain) and negotiated a free trade agreement with the US. Moreover, as Green describes, there has been a big rise in the positive ratings of the US in South Korea since 2005.

The centrist Joong AngIlbo newspaper’s poll shows the US rising from being the third most popular foreign country in South Korea to becoming, by 2006, the most popular foreign country.

Green cautions that a US failure in Iraq, a retreat and leaving chaos in Iraq behind, would gravely damage US credibility in Asia.

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Michelle Malkin has this to say:

The world works as well as it does–and, granted, that’s pretty marginal–in large part because the United States guarantees the security of its allies. Places like Taiwan and South Korea churn out magic toilets and miniature automobiles knowing that the United States will respond to incursions and aggression with overwhelming and sustained force. So far, our defense of the fledgling Iraqi government has confirmed that arrangement.

America does what it says. If you have an American security guarantee–and I’m looking at you,Saudi Arabia and Pakistan–you don’t need to build a nuclear arsenal. America honors its commitments, and the world keeps ticking–well, arrhythmically stuttering, anyhow–because there are big U.S. guns ready to retaliate against aggression. No better friend. No worse enemy. If America is backing you, you’re golden.

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See also my very relevant posts on the issue of Iraq:

Hey Ignorant World – There is PEACE in Iraq! (photo proof below)

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More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed

Excerpts From Michael Yon’s and Michael J. Totten’s Articles on the True Situation in Iraq (firsthand accounts)

General ‘Bringing Peace to Iraq’ Petraeus Named as Next Commander of Mideast Command

97 Pro General Petraeus, Anti Betray Us Editorial Cartoons

General ‘Bringing Peace to Iraq’ Petraeus Named as Next Commander of Mideast Command

April 24, 08

From Townhall.com:

Gen. Petraeus named as next commander of Mideast command

Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

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Gates said he expected Petraeus to make the shift in late summer or early fall. The Pentagon chief also announced that Bush will nominate Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno to replace Petraeus in Baghdad.

Central Command oversees the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan.

“I am honored to be nominated for this position and to have an opportunity to continue to serve with America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and civilians,” Petraeus said in a brief statement from Baghdad.

At a hastily arranged Pentagon news conference, Gates said the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other problems in the Central Command area of responsibility, demand knowledge of how to fight counterinsurgencies as well as other unconventional conflicts.

“I don’t know anybody in the U.S. military better qualified to lead that effort,” he said, referring to Petraeus.

GOP presidential hopeful John McCain, R-Ariz., said he supports both Petraeus and Odierno. He called Petraeus “one of the great generals in American history.”

Gates said he had consulted with Levin and other senior lawmakers about the nominations. The defense secretary said he anticipated no Capitol Hill obstacles to confirmation.

Asked if moving Petraeus from the Iraq command could interrupt momentum against the insurgency, Gates said that by waiting until late summer or early fall he hoped to “ensure plenty of time to prepare for a good handoff.” He said it also would help that Odierno has had experience as “Petraeus’ right-hand man” over the last year.

If confirmed by the Senate, Petraeus would replace Navy Adm. William Fallon, who abruptly stepped down in March after a magazine reported that he was at odds with President Bush over Iran policy. Fallon said the report was not true but had become a distraction.

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Petraeus, 55, is widely hailed by the Bush administration and members of Congress for implementing a new strategy in Iraq, including the deployment of some 30,000 additional troops, that dramatically improved security.

Central Command, whose headquarters is at Tampa, Fla., is responsible for U.S. military operations throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa, and thus oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Also links on it at Hot Air and Michelle Malkin.

General Petraeus, you are most deservedly suitable for the post.

I salute you for a job being well done in Iraq!

97 Pro General Petraeus, Anti Betray Us Editorial Cartoons

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Hey Ignorant World – There is PEACE in Iraq!

Excerpts From Michael Yon’s and Michael J. Totten’s Articles on the True Situation in Iraq

More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed

List of videos of terrorists being destroyed

Christianity vs Islam – Who Started This Whole Mess?

April 23, 08

It must be the fault of those Imperialist, Colonialist, Zionist, Racist, Apartheid Crusaders!

They are to blame for beginning this inhumane Christian occupation of rightfully Muslim lands that continues today in the form of the Colonial powers, the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the existence of the State of Israel.

That’s what Muslim apologists and hate-ranting imams/national leaders will tell you. And they are obviously totally unbiased and without political motives, so what they say MUST be true and unquestionably factual!

So let’s count the dates up to the Crusades, shall we?

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634 A.D. Muslim invasion of Byzantine Christian EmpireArab Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Syria, Armenia, Egypt, North Africa, Asia Minor, Crete and Sicily, and attempt to conquer the Byzantine Christian Empire’s capital Constantinople in Christian Turkey, until 1169 A.D. Many of these remain under Muslim occupation up to this very day.

634 A.D. Muslim invasion of Palestine Caliphate Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Palestine. Jerusalem (which is mentioned 154 times in the Bible but exactly ZERO times in the Quran) falls to the Muslim occupiers in 638 A.D., until retaken by the Christian Crusaders in 1099 A.D.

650 A.D. Muslim invasion of Khazar – Arab Muslims attack, invade but fail to occupy Jewish and Christian Khazar (Ukraine and Russia), until 737 A.D.

652 A.D. Muslim invasion of Southern Italy Syrian Arab Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Sicily and Italy, until 1091 A.D.

700 A.D. Muslim invasion of Nubia Arab Muslims attack, invade but fail to occupy Christian Nubia, until 1315 when a Muslim king ascends the throne.

711 A.D. Muslim invasion of South-west Europe Umayyad Muslims attack, invade and occupy Christian Spain, Portugal, Andora and Gibraltar, and try to invade France but are soundly trashed in the Battle of Tours, until 975 A.D.

846 A.D. Muslim Saracen sacking of Rome Saracen Muslims attack, invade and pillage Rome, the very capital of the Christian church at that time. The unholy, sacrilegeous, disrespectful defilers rob the sacred relics of the Basilica of Saint Peter and Basilica of Saint Paul, but fail to breach the walls of the city. (Kudos to Eric Mudasi for insipiring this addition.)

1064 A.D. Muslim invasion of West Asia Turkish Muslims attack, invade and occupy Asia Minor and Syria, until 1308. However, later events cause them to remain under Muslim occupation today.

1095 A.D. The First Crusade First Crusade begins. Campaign is limited to retaking formerly Christian lands. Today, all the territory reclaimed from Muslim occupiers during the Crusades has returned to Muslim occupation – except for Israel, which has been returned to Jewish rule after 2500 years of occupation by various factions, including centuries of Muslim subjugation.

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So according to jihadi apologists, all the suicide bombings, hostage taking, journalist beheading and general terrorism against noncombatants is justified by the Western Christian ‘invasions’ of ‘sovereign Muslim’ lands which began with the ‘illegal Crusades’.

In fact, Rome itself ought to be handed over to the Muslim World Caliphate as recompense for all that Christian Roman Empire-started conflict.

Even though 461 years of unprovoked, unjustified Muslim aggression preceded the Crusades.

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Above via Adan Reyes.

And even though 50% of all the Christians in the world at the time of the 7th-century were wiped out in the next three centuries by the Muslim jihadists…:

– The church’s heartland at that time was the Middle East and Northern Africa (now almost completely dominated by Islam)
– 3200 churches were wiped out in North Africa
– 10,000 church buildings were destroyed in the century preceding the First Crusade

And even though the Crusades as a religious war were inspired by and copied the four centuries of Islamic jihad.

Because obviously, the Americano-Zionists used their demonic time-travel spells and godless capitalist technology to warp space-time and make the 1095 A.D. First Crusade happen before Islam was even founded.

Yes, it is obviously all the Western Christian Imperialists Crusaders’ fault. At the behest of their Elders of Zionism masters.

Full list of ‘Western Christian acts of first-aggression’ at this Wikipedia.

Quick background on the First Crusade’s starting here.

In-depth look at the destruction of Constantinople, with video:

On a tip from wits0, Four Myths about the Crusades which are: The crusades represented an unprovoked attack by Western Christians on the Muslim world; Western Christians went on crusade because their greed led them to plunder Muslims in order to get rich; Crusaders were a cynical lot who did not really believe their own religious propaganda; rather, they had ulterior, materialistic motives; The crusades taught Muslims to hate and attack Christians.

Similar summary as mine, with elaborations (tipped by ZT).

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On a tip from hutch:

The Mythistory of the Crusades

by Ibn Warraq

The Crusades were a response to the desecration of the Christian shrines in the Holy Land, the destruction of churches, and the general persecution of Christians in the Near East. A Crusade to be considered legitimate had to fulfill strict criteria; one did not enter into it lightly for self aggrandizement. There had to be a legally sound reason. It was, in other words, waged for purposes of repelling violence or injury and the imposition of justice on wrongdoers. A Crusade was never a war of conversion, rather a rightful attempt to recover Christian territory which had been injuriously seized in the past. Only a recognized authority could formally declare a Crusade, and it had to be waged justly.

…the Crusades were a reaction against over three hundred years of jihad when the Eastern Christians were persecuted, and hundreds of churches destroyed… the conver­sion of the magnificent Byzantine Hagia Sophia into a mosque, (though admittedly this took place after the Fall of Constantinople in 1453—it was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931…

I can only adumbrate the situation in the Holy Land a hundred years before Pope Urban II’s call in 1095 for a crusade to liberate Palestine. The cruelties of Caliph al-Hakim have been recorded by Christian and Muslim historians. In 1003, al-Hakim began the persecution of Jews and Christians in earnest. Historian Ibn al-Dawadari tells us that the first move in a series of acts was the destruc­tion of the church of St. Mark. Al-Musabbihi, a contemporary, recounts that the Christians built this church without a permit—the building of new churches was not permitted. The Al-Rashida mosque was built in its place, eventually extending over, and desecrating Jewish and Christian cemeteries; surely an act of vandalism. The height of al-Hakim’s cruelties was the destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection, possibly the most revered shrine in Christendom, since it is considered by Christians as Golgotha, (the Hill of Calvary), where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified, and even the place where Jesus was buried, and hence, of course, the site of the Resurrection. He ordered dismantled “the Church of the Resurrection to its very foundations, apart from what could not be destroyed or pulled up, and they also destroyed the Golgotha and the Church of St. Constantine and all that they contained, as well as all the sacred grave-stones. They even tried to dig up the graves and wipe out all traces of their existence. Indeed they broke up and uprooted most of them. They also laid waste to a con­vent in the neighbourhood….The authorities took all the other property belonging to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its pious foundations, and all its furnishings and treasures.”6 According to Muslim sources the destruction began in September, 1007 C.E. “Most of the Muslim sources view the destruction as a reaction to its magnificence and the fact that it was a world centre for Christian pilgrims, among them many Christians from Egypt; to the splendid processions that were held in the streets of Jerusalem, and to the ‘Paschal fire’….”7

Many believe that modern Muslims have inherited from their me­dieval ancestors memories of crusader violence and destruction. But nothing could be further from the truth.18 By the four­teenth century, in the Islamic world the Crusades had almost passed out of mind. Muslims had lost interest, and, in any case, they “looked back on the Crusades with indifference and complacency. In their eyes they had been the outright winners. They had driven the crusaders from the lands they had settled in the Levant and had been triumphant in the Balkans, occupying far more territory in Europe than the Western settlers had ever held in Syria and Palestine.”

Again from hutch:

Surreal and Suicidal: Modern Western Histories of Islam

A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the jihad burst out of Arabia. Leaving aside all the thousands of miles of ancient lands and civilizations that were permanently conquered, today casually called the “Islamic world” — including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of India and China — much of Europe was also, at one time or another, conquered by the sword of Islam.

Among other nations and territories that were attacked and/or came under Muslim domination are (to give them their modern names in no particular order): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Belarus, Malta, Sardinia, Moldova, Slovakia, and Montenegro.

In 846 Rome was sacked and the Vatican defiled by Muslim Arab raiders; some 700 years later, in 1453, Christendom’s other great basilica, Constantinople’s Holy Wisdom (or Hagia Sophia) was conquered by Muslim Turks, permanently.

The few European regions that escaped direct Islamic occupation due to their northwest remoteness include Great Britain, Scandinavia, and Germany. That, of course, does not mean that they were not attacked by Islam. Indeed, in the furthest northwest of Europe, in Iceland, Christians used to pray that God save them from the “terror of the Turk.” These fears were not unfounded since as late as 1627 Muslim corsairs raided the Christian island, seizing four hundred captives and selling them in the slave markets of Algiers.

Nor did America escape. A few years after the formation of the United States, in 1800, American trading ships in the Mediterranean were plundered and their sailors enslaved by Muslim corsairs. The ambassador of Tripoli explained to Thomas Jefferson that it was a Muslim’s “right and duty to make war upon them [non-Muslims] wherever they could be found, and to enslave as many as they could take as prisoners.”

In short, for roughly one millennium — punctuated by a Crusader-rebuttal that the modern West is obsessed with demonizing — Islam daily posed an existential threat to Christian Europe and by extension Western civilization.

Were the Dark Ages truly benighted because of the “suffocating” forces of Christianity? Or were these dark ages — which “coincidentally” occurred during the same centuries when jihad was constantly harrying Europe — a product of another suffocating religion? Was the Spanish Inquisition a reflection of Christian barbarism or was it a reflection of Christian desperation vis-à-vis the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who, while claiming to have converted to Christianity, were practicing taqiyya and living as moles trying to subvert the Christian nation back to Islam?

See also God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades and this post, or this summary in response to Obama’s idiotic a-historical pandering to jihadis, and what historians say about it.

Stefan Molyneux offers a verbal recap:

Michael Yon’s Moment of Truth – Get Your Library to Stock It

April 15, 08

Click pic for high res PDF version. Get your schools and libraries to stock some good reading. Learn what is really happening in Iraq – not just swallow the highly-coloured artificial stuff the mainstream media feeds you.

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Every copy ordered online via this post or this link pays Michael Yon a little extra to keep up his truthful reporting on the improvign situation in Iraq.

Get me a signed copy too, would you? 🙂

Related to Hey Ignorant World – There is PEACE in Iraq!

Predator Drone Kills 10 Terrorists and TOW Missile Vids

April 11, 08

Two uber-cool combat vids from The Jawa report today!

From Little Bird, Big Beak or Automated Pest Control, a Predator UAV takes out a bunch of terrorists.

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Introduction.

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Approaching.

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Gathered.

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Ended.

From Bug Bomb, shooter’s-eye-view of a Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile launched at a distant target with a loud roar.

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Aiming.

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Launch.

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Flight.

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Impact.

For the other war videos, see this list:

Hey Ignorant World – There is PEACE in Iraq!

April 4, 08

Victory in Iraq Day! See link for how terrorist and insurgent violence has dropped to the lowest levels ever.

Bush has liberated 50 million thankful people!

See video (via Gateway Pundit) and further postings below for how violence is far, FAR below the levels that were present during Saddam Hussein’s reign.

Reporter Terry Lloyd enters Halabja, Iraq, escorted by Iranian Army officers after the poisonous gas attacks by the Saddam regime in 1988. This is actual footage of the aftermath of Halabja gas attacks back in 1988:
(Warning: Very Graphic)

How could anyone blame Bush for taking down this piece of evil crap?

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The mainstream media constantly depicts Iraq as a war-torn, terror-filled, Bush and Americans hating place.

The only news to ever come out of there are deaths of soldiers and civilians.

The narrative is that Iraq is a failed state, a quagmire, a reason to hate the imperiliast, arrogant, inhuman USA.

And you believe them.

HEEELLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO~~~~!!!

This is the MAINSTREAM MEDIA we’re talking about!

Any net-savvy, blogophilic Malaysian should know by now that the MSM cannot be trusted to tell the actual truth!

You want to know the truth? This is the truth:

  • Iraq is regaining peace.
  • The terrorists are killed and driven far away from towns and villages.
  • The economy and infrastructure is being rebuilt.
  • Schools and markets are reopening.
  • People are resuming normals lives.
  • Children play on the streets.
  • The Iraqis love the Marines and hate Al Qaeda, not the other way round.

Yes, they LOVE the Marines and US troops – I kid you not!

In fact, the whole situation is comparable to Malaya during the Malayan Communist Emergency – the British/American troops kill the Communists/terrorists, and their friendly social efforts win the support of the local Malayans/Iraqis.

You want proof?

Chicago Death Toll Double That of Iraq:

An estimated 123 people were shot and killed over the summer. That’s nearly double the number of soldiers killed in Iraq over the same time period.

87% fewer violent deaths annually in Iraq now than under Saddam Hussein:

Iraq, a country approximately the size of California, but with only 2/3rd its population, suffered more than a million violent deaths under Saddam Hussein’s regime. That would average out at about 50,000 deaths a year in a population of 25 million before the Americans got involved. In the two years since the Americans have been fighting in Iraq, 13,650 Iraqis, have been killed, many of them by terrorist attacks by their own countrymen. Others were by military action. That averages out at 6, 825 deaths per year in a population of 25 million.

Compare this list of Saddam’s atrocities that killed thousands. Tell me it was better under him. Tell it to the Iraqis.

And compare how more Iraqis died from Clinton’s sanctions than from W Bush’s war.

And read the blogs of Michael J. Totten and Michael Yon – actual journalists who actually stay in Iraq day and night, unlike the lie-beral MSM reporters (CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera etc) who fly in, do a story based on info from a terrorist conspirator, and fly out the same day.

They have excellent writing, lots of coverage of real-life battles, and tons of photos like the following of happy, cheeky children and safe villages:

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Above from Michael J. Totten: The Liberation of Karmah parts 1 & 2, and that’s just two posts!

And how about action-packed battles where market bombing, civilian targeting terrorists get smashed by superior firepower?

Read:

The Predator peered down on the terrorists planting the bomb. There were too many targets for one Hellfire missile, and it’s better to conserve the weapon when possible, since the Predator must fly far to reload.

A group of four Kiowa Warrior pilots were only a few minutes away from the enemy, but their helicopters were on the ground and the engines were cold, while the pilots were waiting in a building near the runway, playing Guitar Hero to pass the time.

A soldier interrupted the Guitar Hero session, telling the pilots to get in the air. Orders would come over the radio. The pilots abandoned Guitar Hero and raced out the door into the cold night to their OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, economy-sized helicopters that would make a Ford Pinto seem spacious.

Lopez and Boise could not see the enemy, but the Predator could, and so they set up for a “remote” Hellfire shot, meaning they would fire the weapon “blind” in the direction of the target, and the missile would “lock” onto the laser reflection as it approached.

The Predator was lazing the target, invisibly marking the group of six men. Boise launched the Hellfire…

VROOOSSHHHH!!!!!

The Predator was striking the gavel for the Hellfire to deliver justice, but the terrorists apparently realized the verdict a fraction of a second too late. The detonation appeared silently on the Predator thermal, while seconds later the sounds of the explosion rumbled over the base. The remains of the terrorists glowed hot on the infrared imagery.

Total time from playing Guitar Hero to getting airborne and delivering justice was an astounding twelve minutes. Apparently at least five terrorists were killed, while at least one escaped, though he probably needs new eardrums and might ask for a raise before trying that again.

Above from Michael Yon: Guitar Heroes.

See more excerpts at Excerpts From Michael Yon’s and Michael J. Totten’s Articles on the True Situation in Iraq.

I also recommend that you read Michael Yon: The Hands of God, where you can see the immediate contrast between those ‘Great Satan imperialist Americans’ who protect and help the Iraqi civilians, and the ‘holy and just warriors of Al Qaeda’ who intentionally target mosques where no foreign troops are even in sight.

Death, horror and misery in Iraq? YA RITE. You seriously have to be a total blindo ignoramus to ignore the evidence right before your eyes.

More proof – Check out these easy-to-understand graphs and charts with your own eyes.

Do us all a favour – forward this post to your friends and family. Let them know that Iraq is a suceeding state, better off than the past 20 years under Saddam and the Baathists.

Because if we leave it to the MSM, it will be 10 years after Iraq returns to perfect normalcy before we find out that Iraq is finally experiencing peace.

But will you speak the truth? Or are you actually like many of our local and world politicians, who have a vested interest in Iraq… And actually want to see Iraqi civilians dying, Al Qaeda winning, and peace disappearing…

Just to show up Bush and the Americans?

How selfish of them. I honestly hope you are aren’t.

Speak the truth. Spread the word. America is doing for Iraq what it did for South-East Asia during the Vietnam War years and what the Commonwealth soldiers did for Malaya during the Communist Emergency years.

Spending their own money, material and human lives to help bring peace and development to a nation while the rest of the world smears and demonizes them.

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See also:

Excerpts From Michael Yon’s and Michael J. Totten’s Articles on the True Situation in Iraq

More Than 23,000 Terrorists Killed for how America’s presence in Iraq has protected all of us from many more Bali bombings, London underground-style attacks and Thai Pattani style beheadings.

Terrorists Getting Pwned Videos, Bomblets Frag Terrorists, Spare Dog, US Forces Drop 40,000 Pounds of Doom on Iraqi Al-Qaeda and US Special Forces Night Vision Firefight for action-packed, explosive videos of terrorists being stopped from killing Iraqi civilians.

Pro General Petraeus, Anti Betray Us Editorial Cartoons for how it is not in the interests of the US Media to tell us the truth of peace in Iraq

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19000TerroristsDead

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ProofOfIraqSuccess

WordsFailToStopVictory

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ImGoingToBaghdad


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