SF Police Chief Bows Down to Local Muslim Community

What do San Francisco police Cheif George Gason, and L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca have in common? They are both suffering from a life-threatening disease. The disease is the deadly Muslim Appeasement Delusional Disorder (MADD). If a cure for MADD is not quickly found, it will spread like wildfire, and then is just a matter of time until Islam dominates America. My diagnosis is that two parts of the cure are, being educated on Islam, and growing a spine. Lets see if they are willing to take the treatment.

San Francisco police chief applauded during apology to Muslim community
Bay City News Service
04/02/2010

San Francisco police Chief George Gascon was greeted with applause this afternoon by hundreds of members of the local Muslim community after offering a public apology for statements he made last week on terrorism.

“I am very sorry that I offended you,” Gascon told the audience — many of whom were from the local Yemeni, Afghan and Pakistani communities — following their afternoon prayer service, held in a downtown hotel conference hall in order to accommodate the crowd.

“That was never my intent,” he said.

Gascon ignited a furor among some in the community over remarks he made at a breakfast meeting last week in San Francisco, in which he reportedly singled out the Yemeni and Afghan communities in reference to the possibility of terrorist acts in San Francisco.

About a dozen groups then wrote Gascon, calling his statements “inflammatory” and “insulting.” They cited the possibility of an increase in hate crimes against local Muslims and those of Middle Eastern background.

Gascon later said he had referred to both international and domestic terrorism, but issued a statement of apology and this week met with leaders from various Muslim and Middle Eastern communities.

“The reality is, our safety is a joint effort, and it is a shared responsibility,” he told the audience today, stressing that he had “the utmost respect” for the Yemeni and Afghan communities, as well as every community in San Francisco.

I’m deeply honored, and I’m also deeply sorry for what occurred,” he said.

Gascon’s remarks today were met with enthusiastic applause, and leaders from the community said they accepted his apology and hoped for a more active relationship with the Police Department.

“The dialogue starts here,” said Adel Syed, civil rights coordinator for the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

“Security starts with understanding, and dialogue,” he said.

Before Gascon departed, he was presented with a Koran.

“Basically, the community wants to make sure that they’re not treated as a suspect community,” Syed said afterward.

Gascon’s appearance today “was a testament to his service, and his cooperation with the community,” Syed said.

“I think people in the Muslim community are very open-hearted,” he said. “But it’s what happens next that’s important.”

Mansoor Ismael, honorary consul of the Republic of Yemen for San Francisco, agreed that the community had accepted Gascon’s apology. He said the Yemeni community in San Francisco is estimated at between 8,000 and 11,000.

“I’m sure that from now on we’ll work together,” he said.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Lyn Tomioka said she too was pleased by today’s response from the Muslim community, adding that a future town hall meeting between Gascon and the community was “a possibility.”

“We hoped for the best, but that was better than we expected,” Tomioka said. “They were so gracious and warm with him.”

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Obama to the World: The US will Build no More Nukes

Recently Obama had blocked a shipment of bunker-busters that was slated for Israel, and in the meantime the murdering Mullahs of Iran are on their way to obtaining nuclear warheads. Now our America hating Dictator is pledging not to develop any new nuclear weapon systems. I know that Obama wants to destroy America as we know it, but what is even more disturbing is that many of his followers actually believe that other countries will not see this as a sign of weakness, and look to build up their military might to challenge us. They are just do not deal in reality.

Hat tip to Roger.

Obama Set to Reject U.S. ‘Nuclear Posture’
Times of London

President Obama will rewrite America’s policy on nuclear weapons next week, heralding further reductions in the U.S. stockpile and giving a pledge not to develop new systems.

After a review of the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal that has involved, among others, the Pentagon, the Department of Energy and the intelligence services, as well as the White House, Obama is expected to reject the doctrine on nuclear weapons — the “nuclear posture” — adopted by George W. Bush, which included the possibility of the United States launching an attack on a non-nuclear state.

The Obama Administration has come under pressure from arms control analysts to redefine the circumstances in which the U.S. might consider using nuclear weapons, and to state beyond doubt that the justification for keeping them is purely as a deterrent.

After the president’s speech in Prague last April, when he laid out his personal vision of a world without nuclear weapons, the U.S. has been carrying out a review of its nuclear posture and the conclusions are due to be published in a declassified version early next week — before Obama flies back to Prague to sign the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with President Medvedev of Russia on April 8.

President Bush tried but failed to persuade Congress to finance a new program to develop more advanced “bunker-busting” nuclear bombs, as well as to design new atomic warheads. Now Obama is expected to rule out the development of new weapons systems — despite reservations from the military, which is mindful that Russia and China are modernising and expanding their nuclear forces respectively. He will also drop the notion, espoused by his predecessor, that nuclear warheads can be deployed in certain circumstances; for example, if another country resorts to attacking U.S. forces with chemical or biological weapons.

Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association in Washington, said that if Obama redefined nuclear arms as purely weapons of deterrence, it would “eliminate the number of potential targets the U.S. military think they need to hit”. It would also reduce the number of nuclear weapons the U.S. believes it needs, he said, which could bring the total well below the 1,550 strategic warheads agreed under the new Start treaty announced last week.

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Muslims arrested for Trying to Pray in Córdoba’s Former Great Mosque

Muslims continually show us that the do not respect our culture, and way of life. A few examples of this can be seen in Spain, Sweden and the UK. Of course these examples are just the tip of the iceberg, yet they demand respect. Respect is supposed to be a two-way street, but the Islamic world does not understand this. Here Muslims try to turn back the clock.

Muslims arrested for trying to pray in Córdoba’s former Great Mosque

Two Muslim tourists were arrested when they tried to pray inside Córdoba’s famous former mosque, breaking a ban imposed by the Roman Catholic Church.

Half a dozen Austrian Muslims knelt to pray at the same time in the vast marble building, which was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century after Muslims were driven from Spain.

Security guards stepped in and “invited them to continue with their tour or leave the building”, according to cathedral authorities.

When two refused a scuffle broke out and police were called. Two security guards were seriously injured. Spanish media, citing police sources, said that one of the Muslims arrested had been carrying a knife.

The two men who were detained were part of a group of 118 Austrian Muslims on an organised tour for young European Muslims. All bought tourist tickets for a tour of the cathedral on Wednesday.

The six who started to pray faced charges of disturbing public order when they appeared before a judge in Córdoba.

The clash happened as the building was filled with tourists visiting the cathedral during Holy Week when thousands flock to the town for the parades of penitents in coned hats and long robes carrying huge images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

In a statement Catholic authorities condemned the incident: “They provoked in an organised fashion a deplorable episode of violence.”

After being asked to stop praying, it added, “they replied by attacking security guards, two of whom suffered serious injuries”.

The Great Mosque of Córdoba was converted into a Christian church in 1236 after King Ferdinand III of Castile recaptured the city from the Moors. The building later became the modern-day Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

Muslim organisations have long campaigned for the right to pray inside the building, which was once one of the biggest mosques in the world.

However, Demetrio Fernández González, the recently appointed Bishop of Córdoba, reinforced a ban on Muslims praying in any part of the 24,000 sq m (260,000 sq ft) building, saying that canon law did not permit it.

A statement from the bishop’s office said: “The shared use of the cathedral by Catholics and Muslims would not contribute to the peaceful coexistence of the two beliefs.”

The Roman Catholic Church cited archaeological reports that said before the Mosque was built in the 8th century remains of an earlier Christian temple had stood on the same spot.

Despite the prayer ban, the rules have been bent for a number of high-profile Muslim dignitaries, as well as some notorious members of the faith.

Saddam Hussein and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi both stopped off at Córdoba to prey at the former mosque, which comprises 300 yellow and red arches and 1,300 columns.

Mansur Escudero, of the Junta Islamica group, which has been pressing for Muslims to be allowed to worship at the mosque, condemned the incident. He said: “Our organisation has made reiterated petitions in a peaceful way and from a strict respect for law so they would permit the shared ecumenical use of the temple. We would have avoided what happened yesterday.

“They publicise the building as a mosque because that brings in tourists but they do not allow the Muslims who pay money to go inside to pray.” He added that if a space were provided for Muslim prayers it would not convenience visitors or disturb the cathedral and could promote understanding between the two religions.

Alexander Osman, spokesman for the the Association of Young Austrian Muslims, said: “We would like to sincerely apologise to the Christian authorities for what happened.”

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Russia says Moscow Bomber was Teenage “Black Widow”

 

In this update to the recent Islamic bombings in Russia, we learn that the homicide bomber was just a kid. It really is a shame what Islam brings to this world.
(AP PIC)

Russia says Moscow bomber was teenage “Black Widow”

The 17-year-old widow of an Islamist militant from the North Caucasus is suspected of blowing herself up in suicide attacks that killed 40 people in Moscow, Russian law enforcement officials said on Friday.

More than 50 people were killed and another 100 injured in suicide bombings this week in the Moscow metro and in a town in the turbulent North Caucasus region of Dagestan, raising fears of a new bombing campaign against the Russian heartland.

Photographs of a young woman, obtained by Reuters from a law-enforcement official in Dagestan, showed her dressed in a black hijab and holding a grenade.

Another photograph showed the woman holding a pistol. The same photograph was published in the Kommersant newspaper on Friday.

The source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue, named her as Dagestani-born Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, the widow of 30-year-old Umalat Magomedov, a prominent insurgent killed by Russian forces on December 31.

Abdurakhmanova also used the name of Dzhanet Abdullayeva, the source said.

Magomedov, who was shown in the photographs holding a pistol, styled himself as the “Emir of the mujahideen of the Vilayat Dagestan,” a local Islamist group, the source said.

The Russian Prosecutor-General’s main investigations unit later identified the same woman as the bomber.

“A native of Dagestan, Dzhanet Abdullayeva, born in 1992, detonated explosives at the Park Kultury metro station,” it said in a statement, giving no further details.

Officials said two female suicide bombers — known in the Russian media as “Black Widows” — killed at least 40 people on packed Moscow metro trains during the rush hour on Monday.

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Poles Speak out Against Mosque Construction

It is good to see that more of us are waking up to the trouble that Islam brings to our countries. Europe is finally waking up, so lets add the Poles to the recent anti-Islam movements in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Hopefully these protests will snowball across Europe.

Mosque Building Brings Islam Fears to Poland
Published: April 1, 2010

WARSAW (Reuters) – In a sight familiar in some west European countries but new to Poland, dozens of protesters demonstrated in a Warsaw suburb last weekend against the construction of a mosque.

Plans by Poland’s tiny Muslim community to build a place of worship and an Islamic cultural centre face opposition in a sign that concerns about Islam may be spreading eastwards to the staunchly Catholic European Union member.

Between 15,000 and 30,000 Muslims, many of them immigrants from Chechnya, live in Poland — the biggest ex-communist EU state where more than 90 percent of the 38-million population declare themselves Catholics.

Some 150 people protested at the half-finished building site, a 30-minute drive from the city centre, where the Muslim League, a religious organisation established in Poland in 2004 is building what will be only the country’s fifth mosque with government permission.

“Such centres are very often sources of radicalisation,” said one protester, who like most of the demonstrators was happy to be filmed but unwilling to give his name.

He brandished a banner depicting minarets as missiles that resembled a stark image used in a Swiss referendum when electors voted last year to ban new minarets.

Others chanted “Let’s not repeat Europe’s mistakes” and “Blind tolerance kills common sense,” and demanded that Muslim countries respect women’s rights and religious freedom.

“Look at what’s happening in Europe, I don’t want my daughter to be forced to wear a burka in the future,” a male protester said of the all-covering full-length veil which is the object of fierce debate in France.

A Belgian parliamentary committee voted this week to ban the wearing in public places of the burqa and the niqab, a similar garment in which only a woman’s eyes are visible.

“I lived in a town in Poland where there were Catholic churches, a synagogue and a mosque and that was fine. But if I go to Saudi Arabia, I cannot wear my medallion and churches where I could pray are banned,” said a woman demonstrator.

CATCH-UP?

Such complaints are frequent in west European countries, which have seen an influx of Muslims in recent decades, making Islam the second faith in many. The Muslim population in Europe is estimated at 15-18 million, roughly one-third in France.

The late-2009 referendum in Switzerland was the starkest instance of a rejection of Islam, but Germany and France also have disputes over the construction of minarets and mosques, or the wearing of Muslim headscarves and veils.

“The problems seen in France, Germany or the Netherlands will come to Poland as it is modernising, catching up with the EU’s west and becomes more attractive to migrants from poorer parts of the world,” said Professor Zbigniew Mikolejko of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

“We will be getting many poor Muslims from North Caucasus. So these protests highlight a fear about the future, a potential conflict. There is no threat now of course, but it shows people expect this trouble to come,” he told Reuters.

SNIP

“This fear comes from a lack of knowledge. There are countries where the assimilation of Muslims is working fine, like in Austria or Norway,” said Agata Skoworn-Nalborczyk, an Islam specialist at the Warsaw University.

“The average citizen knows a Muslim was behind the World Trade Centre attacks but doesn’t follow the differences within Islam. Poles have simplistic ideas about Islam as they lack their own experience with Muslims,” sociologist Mikolejko said.

Agata the “Islam specialist”, must be another puposely blind leftist. Muslims in Austria are just like Muslims across Europe, and this video footage from Norway, shows us just how well Muslims are assimilating there. Please try reality Agata.

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Fortune Teller Faces Beheading in Saudi Arabia

Our Saudi “allies”, are giving us a glimpse of just how intolerant Islam really is. According to Islamic Law, sorcery is illegal. Maybe they are afraid of sorcery (fortune telling), because the fortune teller might tell people that Islam is a big lie.

From the “Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”

Sacred Knowledge

a7.2 Unlawful knowledge includes:

(1) learning sorcery, since according to the most reliable position, it is unlawful, as the vast majority of scholars have decisively stated;

Koran:
002.102
YUSUFALI: They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (Such things) without saying: “We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme.” They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah’s permission. And they learned what harmed them, not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew!

Fortune Teller Faces Beheading in Saudi Arabia

(April 1) — A popular Lebanese TV personality who hosted a show where he predicted the future and gave callers advice is awaiting execution in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft, his lawyer said this week.

Ali Hussain Sabat is the former host of a popular call-in show that aired on the Beirut-based satellite TV channel Sheherazade. On the show, he answered callers’ questions about the future and dispatched general advice on life questions.

Under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam, that’s considered sorcery — a crime punishable by death. The Saudi religious police burst into Sabat’s hotel room in the city of Medina in 2008 and arrested him while on a Muslim pilgrimage to the kingdom. A Saudi court convicted Sabat last year and sentenced him to death.

In Saudi Arabia, most executions are carried out by beheading the victim with a sword, often in a public square. They’re most commonly carried out on Thursdays, the last day of the work week there.

Sabat’s lawyer, May el-Khansa, told several news agencies Wednesday that she believes her client will be executed within 48 hours. She’s appealing to Lebanese authorities, including the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to intervene.

“It is very important that we save the life of this one person,” el-Khansa told Agence France-Presse. “He is not a criminal.” She added that Sabat’s family is in shock and that his elderly mother is seriously ill, with doctors saying the stress of her son’s ordeal has brought her to the brink of death herself.

The 46-year-old Sabat is the father of five children.

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