Thursday, 17 October 2013

Fwd: [New post] China deploys offensive weapons in space which can destroy U.S. military satellites





Dr. Eowyn posted: "In 2010, the POS cancelled NASA's Constellation program, which was building new rockets and spaceships capable of returning astronauts to the moon. He then instructed NASA that its new "foremost" mission is to improve America's relations with the Muslim w"
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China deploys offensive weapons in space which can destroy U.S. military satellites

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A brief article in a Chinese-language news site, Qianzhan.com (前瞻 Forward Looking), makes an alarming claim -- the People's Republic of China is deploying offensive weapons in space which have the capabilities of destroying U.S. military satellites.

Qianzhan is headquartered in the city of Shenzhen in China's southeastern Guangdong province, with offices in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Below are my translation of the article into English, followed by the article in its original Chinese.

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In 2010, the POS cancelled NASA's Constellation program, which was building new rockets and spaceships capable of returning astronauts to the moon. He then instructed NASA that its new "foremost" mission is to improve America's relations with the Muslim world, specifically "to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering."
http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2010/07/06/nasas-new-mission-boost-muslims-self-esteem/
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Fwd: Media in the US is very gullible...If you have something to say, especially as a Muslim, they'll come running to you








 

 

October 15, 2013

CAIR/ISNA Spokeswoman: "Media in the US is very gullible...If you have something to say, especially as a Muslim, they'll come running to you. Take advantage of that!"

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A segment in the Investigative Project on Terrorism's new award-winning documentary "Jihad in America: The Grand Deception" focuses on  stealth jihadists and how they try to control public perception. Part of it is by manipulating a lazy and gullible media. But another part is to shut down any criticism of Islamist ideology -- the notion that society is best governed by Islamic law. During a recent panel discussion on the film, panelists -- including two anti-Islamist Muslims -- discussed the way phony accusations of "Islamophobia," or bigotry, are used to stigmatize critics.

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Fwd: [New post] ISRAEL-HATING LEFTIST JEWISH TRAITOR to head chapter of Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR





BareNakedIslam posted: "Jacob Bender is the first Jew to lead a chapter of the Muslim Advocacy Group CAIR. The Philly activist gets well-deserved hostility from the Jewish community as he spouts the same kind of 'Islamophobia'-centered Muslim propaganda spewed by all the terror-"

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ISRAEL-HATING LEFTIST JEWISH TRAITOR to head chapter of Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR

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Jacob Bender is the first Jew to lead a chapter of the Muslim Advocacy Group CAIR. The Philly activist gets well-deserved hostility from the Jewish community as he spouts the same kind of 'Islamophobia'-centered Muslim propaganda spewed by all the terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR in America. FORWARD  Jacob Bender is set to […]

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Fwd: The Growing Terror Threat From Muslim Women Converts







The Growing Terror Threat From Radical Women Converts

by Abigail R. Esman
Special to IPT News
October 17, 2013

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4190/the-growing-terror-threat-from-radical-women

 

In a photograph, the girl looks back with casual curiosity, her face scrubbed, her hair pulled a bit untidily behind her ears, her collar crisp, her tie askew, a charming and timeless portrait of the young Catholic schoolgirl in her teens.

Barely more than a decade later, she is called the world's most dangerous woman, the Muslim terrorist known as the "white widow," thought to have helped mastermind last month's terrorist attacks in Nairobi in which 72 people, including several children, were massacred in a popular shopping mall. Some reports placed her at the scene, commanding others as they gunned down dozens off non-Muslims over a three-day period. (For more on Lewthwaite, click here.)

If the allegations are true, then Irish-born Samantha Lewthwaite, whose husband Germaine Lindsay was among the suicide bombers responsible for the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks in London, is by no means alone among violent women converts to Islam. Last May, Michigan-born Muslim convert Nicole Lynn Mansfield became the first American to die fighting with the Syrian rebels opposing the Bashar al-Assad regime. And in 2005, Belgian convert Muriel Degauque blew herself up in a suicide bombing outside of Baghdad. Other examples include Jamie Paulin-Ramirez and Colleen La Rose, better known as Jihad Jane – American converts convicted in 2010 in connection with a plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks for "insulting Islam" in his drawings of the prophet Mohammed as a dog; and Canadian Amanda Korody, charged with her partner John Stewart Nuttail, with "conspiracy, facilitating a terrorist activity and making an explosive device" in a failed attack on the British Columbia legislature on Canada Day last July.

This is just a sampling.

It should be said up front that while the vast majority of converts to Islam are women (in the UK, officials say women comprise about 75 percent of the 5,000 people who become Muslim every year), radicalization among them is rare, and violent attacks – or plots to commit them – rarer still . But the numbers are growing, reports the Christian Science Monitor, and becoming an increasingly worrisome phenomenon.

The attraction of Islam to Western women is not new. Experts have repeatedly noted common patterns among female converts, most of whom convert because of a relationship to a Muslim man, as was the case, say, with Katherine Tsarnaev, widow of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Others seem to find respite in the trappings of Islam. According to Dutch psychiatrist Carla Rus, who frequently works with Muslim women and converts, they are attracted less by the religion itself than by the costume, claiming that "covering up" under an abaya or niqab allows them to escape from a sexualized Western culture in which, they say, women are too often perceived as sex objects. (That the entire purpose of these coverings in Islamic culture is based on the premise that women are nothing but sex objects is a nuance that, evidently, escapes them.) They find, too, comfort in the notion of clear rules for women, a definitive set of guidelines by which to organize their lives in a post-feminist West where women's roles remain, in many instances and circles, ambiguous.

"The Bible can be vague about the roles of men and women," a woman called "Saskia" told a reporter for London's Standpoint magazine in 2010, "and I wanted certainty. Islam gave me that."

But the journey from hijabi to terrorist is another matter, more complex and less easily explained. Research I have reviewed shows that, in many cases, the women are pressured by their partners, as may have been the case initially with Samantha Lewthwaite (whose husband was also a convert). Muslim husbands and even the Muslim community at large may question their suitability and devotion: it is not unusual for a female convert to be told that she is "not a proper Muslim wife." Consequently, whether out of a need to please or to prove her mettle, for some women the response is simply to travel deeper into the orthodoxy. They may raise funds for jihad, or assist in recruiting male jihadists – or, as is the case with some of the female members of the Dutch radical Hofstadgroep network, join in the sitting-room gatherings of their radical husbands and lovers, absorbing the discussions – and the beliefs. Such activities can even influence women born into Islam; but for converts – especially those who either are eager to prove themselves, are too naïve and uninformed to know better, or both – they pose a particular danger.

It is, in fact, especially that lack of knowledge, according to many experts, that can lead down the path to radicalization, as much among women as men. Jolande Withuis, a Dutch researcher who has written prolifically on the subject, points out that for many of the radicalized women, the desire to know more about the Quran and its teaching leads them to the Internet, where they land in Salafist online communities eager to embrace them into their world. For a jihadist recruiter, after all, nothing provides a better foil than a Muslim woman who does not look as if she's Muslim – someone, say, like the blonde and blue-eyed Jihad Jane.

Those recruits are also among the most effective, according to French Islam expert Olivier Roy, who in 2006 told the Washington Post, "For al Qaeda, converts are not just tools to get past security. It's a way for them to become a global movement."

But if the growing number of radicalized female converts to Islam is disturbing, at least as troubling is the absence of any real effort to combat it, both from within the Muslim community and from without. This seems especially true in the United States, where it would appear that the threat is becoming particularly acute. Nicole Mansfield's father, in fact, claims he contacted the FBI about his daughter long before she left for Syria; and while they followed her for a time, nothing ever came of it. "She'd go make U-turns," Gregory Mansfield told the Detroit Free Press, "They'd make U-turns. She'd pull into a parking lot, they'd pull into a parking lot."

Eventually, Nicole Mansfield contacted the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who – rather than investigating the situation – ordered the FBI to back off. Now, says Nicole's father, CAIR has told him and other family members to avoid the FBI completely.

Meantime, the 33-year-old Nicole, like the 38-year-old Degauque before her, is dead, leaving an 18-year-old daughter behind, alone. And Samantha Lewthwaite is still at large, awaiting, plotting, her chance to kill again.

Diary, Search History Offer Bizarre Insights Into "White Widow"

by Abigail R. Esman
Special to IPT News
October 17, 2013

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Samantha Lewthwaite has made plenty of news since she first came into the spotlight on July 7, 2005. That's when her husband, Muslim convert Jermaine Lindsay, blew himself up in London in the service of Allah – killing 52 people and injuring more than 700 others. Yet more and more about the so-called "white widow" still remains mysterious– and even a bit bizarre.

Now suspected of helping orchestrate the September attacks at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya – in which more than 72 were killed and hundreds wounded – Lewthwaite is considered one of the world's most dangerous women." Some counterterrorism experts working on her case believe she has become a leading figure in the al-Shabaab terrorist network.

Investigators have a better picture of Lewthwaite's thinking after recovering a hand-written 9-page diary and a computer showing her Internet search history. What emerges is the picture of a woman who loves her children, yet boasts of how they are being raised to become terrorists.

One page is devoted to a conversation her husband had with two of their children.

"He asked them what do you want to be when you are older?" she wrote. "Both had many answers but both agreed to one of wanting to be a mujahid. He asked them how did they plan to achieve such a goal, and what really is a mujahid?"

To reach their goals, the children would have to learn what that means.

"The only way to do this is if we know what a Mujahid is? How does he spend his day? How does he spend his night? And once we know the answers to this we can strive to be a Mujahid."

British media say Lewthwaite once was a "nice," "shy," Irish Catholic girl from County Down, North Ireland.

But her diary makes clear her ideas of faith changed radically. In seeking a spouse, she wrote that she wanted a man who would "go forth and give all he could for Allah and live a life of terrorising the disbelievers as they have us. This is what I wanted and Allah gave me this and better."

Jihadis apparently want to look good, too. Investigators checked her Google searches and other computer activities, finding an interest in diets, makeup, and making explosives only hours before the Nairobi attack.

In other Internet searches, she sought advice on the "Islamic meaning of horoscopes," even looking up her own star sign – a practice deemed sinful in the eyes of Islam.Lewthwaite may have thought that she was safe from being identified in her online activity: she reportedly spent a year working in a pie factory in South Africa under the name Natalie Faye Webb. Investigators suspect that her recent clothing shopping sprees, as well as her search for makeup and diet tips, may indicate her plans to change identity again as "the world's most wanted woman," continues on the run.

 



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Fwd: President Obama Treated Worse than a Child






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President Obama Treated Worse than a Child

My recent post titled "America needs a white Republican president" has brought out the raving Leftist lunatics.

Despite the fact that I'm black, most Leftists are calling me a racist. And what is more pathetic is, they have called my friend Joe the Plumber a racist for re-posting the article.

It should come as no surprise that most of the ignoramuses who commented about the article only read the title  – or had somebody read the title to them. And in the case of the HuffPo, which called Joe the Plumber a racist, they didn't even bother to check the substance of the article.

The gist of the article is that, if America had a white Republican president, everybody would be free to criticize him without fear of being called a racist.

I go on to make the point that disagreeing with Obama should have the same implications as disagreeing with a white, Republican president.

Apparently not. God forbid Obama should have to actually deal with life like a mature adult.

White Republican presidents need no such protection. Blacks disagreed with Bush and many wanted him to fail. Were they deemed racists? Of course not. Even for the blacks who are racists, people just chalked their criticism up to a difference in ideologies.

I made the following comment recently to a panel of distinguished Democrats at a prestigious institution:

Black Conservatives are called behind scratching, black-anglo-saxon, boot-licking, buck-dancing, butt-kissing, co-caucasian, cocktail-sipping, foot shuffling, hi yaller, handkerchief-head, opporTOMist, Oreo ™ cookie, rent-a-Tom, servant-of-the-right-wing, self-hating, self-loathing, shoeshine boy, speak-when-spoken-to, Stepin Fetchit, thank-ya-boss, uppity un-cola, Uncle Tom, race traitor, Rush Limbaugh wannabes, to name a few.

I then asked,

"Can you name me ONE thing that black Liberals are called by black conservatives?"

Answer by one of the panelists:

"Liberal."

That's the best that fraud could do.

Meddling Progressives believe they need to protect a man who volunteered to be the Chief Executive of the United States. The people asking for answers are not some Democrat-sanctioned, neo-Nazi fringe group like the KKK…or the Tea Party-mimicking Coffee Party, with membership of less than 500.

Rather, the Tea Party is comprised of approximately 50 million+ responsible, taxpaying, patriotic America-loving, law-abiding citizens. The Tea Party—stockholders in America—have a right to ask questions of the Commander-In-Chief without being called racists.

Bob Johnson, the CEO of BET, could handle stockholder criticism without crying racism, particularly if BET were failing as miserably as the American economy.

Oprah Winfrey's corporation has white stockholders. I'm sure some of them question her wisdom in leaving her daytime talk show gig, and promptly losing over $100M of their money. Are they racists?

If Obama were the CEO of a private-sector company, his actions would at the very least get him drug-tested. – Kevin Jackson

As a former management consultant to some of the world's largest corporations, I don't know a single former client who wouldn't have fired Obama in the second year of his tenure. In most of those organizations, Obama wouldn't have escaped year one scrutiny before he would have been tossed. Private corporations would have seen enough. Their stockholders would have seen enough.

At the Fiscal Responsibility Summit 2009  Obama said:

And that's why today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.  This will not be easy.  It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we've long neglected.  But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.

However, that man will have more than doubled the national debt before the end of his second term.

The man who called a white Republican president unpatriotic to run up a debt of $9T, will have amassed a debt of $20T+ by the end of his tenure, yet there were no calls of racism when Obama said this of Bush.

Shouldn't America's black chief executive be held to the same standards as others? Or is it ok to treat Obama worse than you would treat a child?

At least children are taught lessons and consequences. Liberals won't allow Obama to learn from mistakes.

In fact, the Left continue to encourage his mistakes, because they don't want to appear to be racist. It's an elaborate system of cover-up. The irony being, the cover-up emphasizes their racism: the racism of low expectations, and their incessant need to coddle blacks…for profit.

Obama represents Frankenstein's monster of Liberalism, an experiment gone bad. The monster unfortunately has been unleashed on America.

© 2013 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved


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cattle prods used to force Orthodox Jewish divorce

TRENTON, N.J. — A rabbi who is charged in a kidnap-torture scheme that used cattle prods to force Orthodox Jewish husbands to grant their wives divorces has been responsible for 20 or so kidnappings, a prosecutor alleged Wednesday.

The remarks of Assistant U.S. Attorney R. Joseph Gribko were made in federal court in Trenton, N.J., during a bail hearing for six of the 10 defendants who were charged in the plot.

"He's conducted ongoing criminal activity for 20 years," Gribko said of Rabbi Mendel Epstein. "Kidnappings, beatings."

Epstein — who will remain under home confinement at his house in Lakewood, N.J., once released — denies any wrongdoing, his Manhattan-based attorney, Susan Necheles, said in court.

"It's a matter for trial," she said.

But the case is growing, Gribko said during his appeal to U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert to keep Epstein locked up.

"My phone has not stopped ringing with calls from potential victims," he said, mentioning the hotline for those calls, 800-CALL-FBI. "The threat to the public is ongoing as we speak."

Rejecting those comments, Arpert ruled that Epstein, a prominent ultra-Orthodox divorce mediator in Brooklyn, N.Y., another rabbi, Martin "Mordachai" Wolmark, of Monsey, N.Y., and the four other men could be freed on bail that runs into millions of dollars for some defendants.

Wolmark's Manhattan-based attorney, Marc Agnifilo, said he expects Wolmark, who is the head of Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey, to be released Friday. There was no word from authorities or defense attorneys on whether any of the other men had worked out the conditions of their bail by Wednesday night.

Arpert ordered home confinement, electronic monitoring and other tight restrictions for all six defendants.

Epstein, 68; Wolmark, 55; Ariel Potash, a 40-year-old traveling salesman; Binyamin Stimler, 38, a psychotherapist and teacher who has a home in Lakewood but is listed as a Brooklyn resident; David Helman, 30, a personal trainer from Far Rockaway, N.Y.; and Sholom Shuchat, 28, the father of two small children — were being held at the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center and were expected to be returned there Wednesday evening.

The yeshiva was raided by the FBI on Oct. 9. Wolmark was set to be released on a $5 million bond secured by two properties that have $2 million in equity. Agnifilo said the bail amount is tied to Wolmark's available assets and "does not reflect his culpability."

His conditions followed those of Epstein's, who is allowed out of his home for medical reasons, to visit his attorney and for religious worship, once during the day and for Shabbat on Friday evening.

Four daughters and Epstein's wife were scheduled to put up five pieces of property totaling more than $4 million in value to secure his release.

STORY: Film on Jewish divorce quotes rabbi arrested by FBI

The six men sat shackled in the jury box wearing Army green jumpsuits and black yarmulkes as more than 50 supporters and family members watched the proceedings. Several people rose for the white-bearded Epstein as he was led into the courtroom. A U.S. marshal unlocked his handcuffs, but not those of the others.

Four other defendants — Jay Goldstein, 59, Moshe Goldstein, 30, Simcha Bulmash, 30, and Avrohom Goldstein, 33 — have yet to have bail set and were still being held at the detention center. All the men — including Epstein — are listed as having a hometown of Brooklyn, except for Wolmark, Helman and Bulmash. There was no hometown listed for Bulmash, a New York state resident.

"This man is all about his family," Necheles told Arpert, mentioning Epstein's eight children, more than 50 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. "If he were to flee, all of his children and grandchildren would be out on the street."

Gribko said none of the men should be released regardless of their religious backgrounds.

"Had we been talking about the mob or the Bloods or the Crips we wouldn't even be discussing a bond in this case," he said. "There's no difference between them and these other gangs that engage in violent crime."

The men are accused of plotting to kidnap, beat and torture — with cattle prods —Jewish husbands reluctant to provide religious divorces, or gets.

If convicted, they could face up to life in prison.

An undercover FBI special agent posed as an Orthodox Jewish wife whose husband was unwilling to consent to divorce, while a second agent posed as the wife's brother, the complaint said. On Aug. 7, both agents called Wolmark to present their case and tell him they were willing to pay a large sum of money to obtain the divorce. Wolmark explained how he could coerce the divorce, but it would be expensive, the complaint said.

Epstein told them the kidnapping would cost $10,000 to pay for the rabbis on the rabbinical court to approve the kidnapping and an additional $50,000 to $60,000 to pay for the "tough guys" who would conduct the beating and obtain the forced get, the complaint said.

According to the complaint, the "tough guys" would use electric cattle prods, karate and handcuffs, and place plastic bags over the heads of husbands.

"We take an electric cattle prod," Epstein said.

"Electric cattle prod, OK," the undercover agent replied.

"If it can get a bull that weighs five tons to move ... you put it in certain parts of his body and in one minute the guy will know," Epstein said, according to the complaint.

A law-enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said the arrests were the direct result of a 2011 case in which a Lakewood couple, David and Judy Wax, were accused of kidnapping an Israeli national in an attempt to force him to divorce his estranged wife in Israel. Proceedings in that case have been repeatedly postponed since the arrest.

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Re: Forming a new church.



On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM, THE ANNOINTED ONE <markmkahle@gmail.com> wrote:
I wonder how many adherents we would get if we formed a new church called "New World Islam".

Muslims are exempt from ObamaCare. 

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Forming a new church.

I wonder how many adherents we would get if we formed a new church called "New World Islam".

Muslims are exempt from ObamaCare. 

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Tea partiers smarter than you

Yale Professor's Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate

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Kyle Becker | On 16, Oct 2013

Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan was conducting an analysis of the scientific comprehension of various political groups when he ran into a shocking discovery: tea party supporters are slightly more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population.

When composing histograms of the scientific inference abilities of liberals and conservatives, he discovered that those who described themselves as tea party supporters came out pretty well, based on National Science Foundation standards of evaluation:

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The shift to the right on the gray columns represents a positive correlation between tea party members and generally higher scientific test scores. The r=0.05 is not a drastically higher score, but the findings are statistically significant to p=.05. In other words, tea party members appear to be slightly, but solidly more scientifically literate than non-tea party members.

In fact, tea party members tend to be more scientifically literate than other self-described conservatives, who have slightly negative scores, overall. These findings should give both liberal and GOP establishment types pause over their caricatures of tea party constituents.

Remarkable was the professor's reaction on the Yale Law "Cultural Cognition Project" website:

I've got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I'd be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

But then again, I don't know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party.  All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don't watch Fox News very often — and reading the "paper" (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).  

I'm a little embarrassed, but mainly I'm just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

Good for you, professor, for remaining open-minded. That's what fruitful research is all about. It turns out that even the New York Times reported in 2010 that tea party supporters are wealthier and more college-educated than the general public.

A mainstream media smear campaign of ordinary citizens has convinced much of the general public that members of the tea party are uneducated, backwards dupes of big moneyed interests who do not comprehend what is going on, whether on scientific matters like manmade global warming, or on political matters like fiscal issues. Maybe they're just ahead of the curve?

Jenna-Mind_blown

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