Atta played the Gov’t in 2000

As much as I read news, I can't keep up! I never heard of what Mark Steyn talks about hereWITH hindsight, the defining encounter of the age was not between Mohammed Atta's jet and the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, but that between Mohammed Atta and Johnelle Bryant a year earlier. Bryant is an official with the US Department of Agriculture in Florida, and the late Atta had gone to see her about getting a $US650,000 government loan to convert a plane into the world's largest … [Read more...]

Israel thwarts suicide bomber

The world needs to stop disrespecting Israel and start learning from them. … [Read more...]

Muslim Anti-Terror Rallies get no coverage

Here is Instapundit - short, sweet and to the point!AN ANTI-TERROR RALLY BY MUSLIMS in Antelope Valley, California.You know, if these people had blown something up, they'd be getting more press. Which suggests that if the press wants to help eliminate terrorism, it should adjust its priorities.UPDATE: Here's a report of an antiterror protest in Iraq, too. The same point applies.ANOTHER UPDATE: There's more anti-terror protest action in Denmark.Hey, you people in the press. What kind … [Read more...]

The latest Fallaci column

Our pal at Mystery Acheivement has been busily translating the latest column from the mighty Oriana Fallaci. He begins:Published exactly one week ago today in Corriere Della Sera, it is entitled, "Il nemico che trattiamo da amico" ("The Enemy We Treat As A Friend"). Hopefully, I'll have Part II translated and posted by tomorrow.You'll have to go read it all, because it is lengthy, but do go read it. Print it out and read it with your Sunday coffee, maybe. When you read it, remember: … [Read more...]

Is evil confused, turning in on itself?

Jeanette has an interesting post up where she is confessing some confusion about the recent bombings in Egypt:Since September 11, 2001, we have been told many times the reason Al Qaeda is attacking us is we have downtrodden the Muslims, we have occupied Iraq and other various and sundry excuses. Some people actually believe this is the reason. I’m not so sure.Why the attacks in an Arab country like Egypt? Yes, they killed a handful of tourists but mostly they killed Egyptians. Am I missing s … [Read more...]

Whaddya mean, “shoot to kill?”

We were just fooling around! You don't have to go all gunslinger on us! Whaddya mean "shoot to kill?" Can't you people take a freakin' joke? Why you targeting us, anyway?I can understand how moderate Muslims who are not involved with the gang rapes in Australia, the murders of filmmakers, the blowing up of innocent people in buildings, carnivals, markets, subway tubes, etc might be uncomfortable with a "shoot to kill" policy. I can understand it.But maybe if they get a little concerned … [Read more...]

Things are changing…

Ed Morrissey mentions that Islamists in Pakistan had a little trouble rounding up an angry mob to support Taliban-style extremism. Seems they could only find about 700 attendees. Ed says you can get a bigger crowd together for an opening of a new Krispy Kreme outlet.I'm thinking maybe there weren't enough cameras onhand to be bothered going out and performing.Or, I'm thinking maybe this is another one of those "I blame Bush" moments.The rest of the world assumed nothing could be done - … [Read more...]

Two staggering lists of carnage

Amid the continuing insistance from some quarters that terrorism was not a problem prior to "Bush's war" and would cease to be an issue "if only Bush, Blair and Howard would just leave Iraq" we find some sobering and rather depressing compilations which lay out in stark black and white just how longstanding the problem has been - and it illustrates how for most in the West - terrorism simply was not a genuine concern as long as it stayed off our shores.Yesterday's photo essay which chronicled … [Read more...]

Dems and Lord de l’Isle and Dudley

You know, I hate to sound curmudgeonly, I really do, but didn't we just see a report, not two weeks ago, pretty much clearing the air re the "Gitmo abuses?" Didn't some Democrat lawmakers go over there, themselves, and come back saying,"hey...things looked pretty dang good, after all?"And yet, here are the Dems calling for an independent panel "to review the treatment of foreign inmates at Guantanamo Bay and other US-run overseas detention facilities.""We are calling for an 'Independent … [Read more...]

Talk and throw money at it: A “feminized” solution!

From the Guardian UK: Muslim women could play a vital role in tackling terrorism in the UK and abroad, a study by the thinktank Demos claimed today.The report argues that the "bridge building" and communication abilities of women should be better harnessed as a force for good in Muslim communities following the London bombings.The study, entitled Hearts and Minds, calls for Muslim community women's groups, or "mothers' meetings", to be encouraged and given funds by the government. It says … [Read more...]