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junio 4, 2008

Mark Steyn on Trial for “Islamophobia”

Surely a lot of people know Mark Steyn and his book “America Alone: The End of the World as We Know it“. Basically, in the book (and in his articles) he has been denouncing the demographic change Europe and the West in general is suffering. We can listen to what he already said about it when the book was published in this video:

He has been called an Islamophobic and a racist because of this and a Muslim, Mr. Elmasry, one of the most polemic figures in Canada, has sued him for denigrating and villifying Islam:

Maclean’s magazine and Mr. Steyn could still be found to have violated B. C.’s Human Rights Code. No proof of damage is required

Meanwhile, if found to have violated the code, Maclean’s faces sanctions, including payment to the complainant “an amount that the member or panel considers appropriate to compensate that person for injury to dignity, feelings and self respect or to any of them.”

Ezra Levant, who has been already sued for Islamophobia for publishing the Danish Cartoons, has written about it.

The problem here is that “always speaks the less indicated for it”. Because this guy, Elmasry, is known for saying this about Jews:

Elmasry should have been persona non grata in polite Canadian company after his appearance on a Toronto-area talk show in 2004. On live TV, Elmasry argued that any Jew aged 18 or up in Israel is a legitimate target for terrorists, because they are “not innocent.”

The statement was so shocking that Elmasry’s employer, the University of Waterloo, felt obligated to issue a statement calling his comments “unacceptable” and “abhorrent.” Elmasry apologized to Waterloo and promised not to repeat his terrorist cheerleading.

But he hasn’t kept his promise. A quick tour through his organization’s Web site shows an obsession with Jews, a running apologia for terrorist groups such as Hamas and cheerleading for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his nuclear program. There are dozens of pages of anti-Israel propaganda, including essays by notorious anti-Semites such as Greg Felton, who writes for the neo-Nazi publication National Vanguard.

Elmasry accuses the Jews of ethnic cleansing, of apartheid and of being the instigators behind the invasion of Iraq. One of the site’s specialties is rooting out the Jewish “cabal” that runs the Canadian government.

And this is the man who is accusing others of … vilifying Islam. It’s not Mark Steyn who vilifies Islam (he just describes what he sees). It’s people like Elmasry the ones who really show that ugly face of Islam.
Michelle Malkin has more on the trial. Dust My Broom has also written about it.
You see, this is what we can expect of a country where someone with terrorist links is awarded a prize for entreprenurial ???
But he is not the only one who has not been charged after speaking such things about Jews: there are others, deemed “moderate” who are even more extremists.  

Sheik Younus KathradaHate-crime investigators and counterterrorism forces are investigating a Muslim leader in British Columbia who laced his Islamic lectures with racial slurs against Jews. He also urged his followers to go to ”the front lines” to seek martyrdom in a jihad.

Sheik Younus Kathrada, who has the reputation of being a moderate Muslim leader, made no secret of his feelings, delivering his lectures openly at a small Vancouver mosque, then posting tape recordings on the Dar Al-Madinah Islamic Society website.

Those lectures have made Mr. Kathrada the focus of a joint RCMP-Vancouver Police Department investigation that involves an Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.

Vancouver Police Constable Anne Drennan said “a hate-crimes investigation is just one aspect of it,” and Sergeant John Ward of the RCMP confirmed INSET is involved. INSET deals with national-security threats and involves the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

Sgt. Ward said the team is looking into a possible Chechen connection. (Canadian Press October 23-2004)

The Chechen connection involved Vancouver area residents Rudwan Khalil Abubaker and Kamal Elbahja who disappeared in Chechnya after coming in contact with Sheik Younus Kathrada who is said to have convinced them it was worth dying for their religion on the other side of the world. Rudwan Khalil Abubaker’s body was eventually found but Kamel Elbahja was never seen again. After the report of Rudwan Khalil Abubaker’s death his Imam, Sheik Younus Kathrada was exposed for lecturing to followers about the virtues of Islamic holy war and that Jews were brothers of monkeys and swine. He was never charged.

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Hay un juicio del que nada se está diciendo prácticamente en ningún en sitio. Es el juicio que se lleva a cabo en Canadá contra el periodista Mark Steyn como consecuencia de su libro “América Alone: The end of the world as we know it”. En él, Steyn, canadiense residente en EEUU, señalaba que por una cuestión simplemente demográfica, los musulmanes van a acabar siendo mayoritarios: si los no musulmanes nos reproducimos a una tasa de 1,3 hijos por pareja, los musulmanes lo hacen a 3,8. Ahora son el 10% pero simplemente cada vez serán más.

Por esta tesis, se le ha demandado por “vilificar el Islam”. Lo bueno es quién le ha demandado. Porque ElMasry es un conocido extremista antisemita que llegó a declarar que “los judíos de 18 años o mayores eran todos un objetivo legítimo porque ninguno era inocente”. Luego dijo que no volvería a decir nada parecido pero no ha cumplido su promesa.

El juicio está siendo bastante surrealista, como la mayoría de los bloggers están denunciando con testigos diciendo cosas inexactas.

Pero es algo lógico si consideramos que Elmasry nunca ha sido condenado ni llevado a los tribunales por decir lo que dijo. O que el Jeque Younus Kathrada ha realizado continuos ataques insultando a los judíos y llamando a los judíos al martirio y tampoco lo ha sido. O que un sospechoso de financiar organizaciones terroristas (en este caso a los Tigres Tamiles) haya sido galardonado con un premio a la innovación empresarial:

 

Suresh Sriskandarajah (aka Waterloo Suresh) was arrested in August 2006 following a joint investigation between the RCMP and the FBI and was charged with providing material support and resources for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. In addition to allegations of fundraising and money laundering through his various charitable organizations it was alleged that Suresh along with three other Canadians had traveled to New York to buy night-vision equipment, surface-to-air missiles, missile launchers and AK-47s from an undercover agent. It is also alleged that he was trying to ship equipment overseas packed in teddy bears.

Lavado de dinero, financiación… y además se alegó (por lo que está en procedimiento de extradición) que había ido a Nueva York a comprar equipos de visión nocturna, misiles superficie-aire, lanzadores de misiles y Ak-47s como agente encubierto. También se alegó que estaba intentando mandar equipo en barcos escondido en ositos de peluche.

Podéis ver las fotos en el enlace en las que se celebraba una fiesta de los Tigres Tamiles y que él tenía en su blog… convenientemente borrado pero que todavía puede verse desde el caché del Google…

Mientras ya han sentado en el banquillo (comisión de Protección de Derechos Humanos en este caso) a Ezra Levant, por publicar en su blog las caricaturas de Mahoma. Y varios bloggers están amenazados por procesos antiracismo, y pueden acabar viendo sus blogs cerrados: Kate Shaidle or Girl on the Right, por ejemplo… No he estado de acuerdo con todo lo que han posteado. Pero la amenaza de cerrarles el blog por criticar el islamismo/terrorismo… es tannn surrealista…
En vez de “A veces veo muertos“, yo debería decir “A veces tengo que pellizcarme para saber que es cierto“.
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Mark Steyn on Trial accused of "Islamophobia"

Surely a lot of people know Mark Steyn and his book “America Alone: The End of the World as We Know it“. Basically, in the book (and in his articles) he has been denouncing the demographic change Europe and the West in general was suffering. We can listen to what he already said about it when the book was published in this video:

He has been called an Islamophobic and a racist because of this and a Muslim, Mr. Elmasry, one of the most polemic figures in Canada, has sued him for denigrating and villifying Islam:

. Maclean’s magazine and Mr. Steyn could still be found to have violated B. C.’s Human Rights Code. No proof of damage is required.

Meanwhile, if found to have violated the code, Maclean’s faces sanctions, including payment to the complainant “an amount that the member or panel considers appropriate to compensate that person for injury to dignity, feelings and self respect or to any of them.”

Ezra Levant, who has been already sued for racism, has written about it.

The problem here is that “always speaks the less indicated for it”. Because this guy, Elmasry, is known for saying this about Jews:

Elmasry should have been persona non grata in polite Canadian company after his appearance on a Toronto-area talk show in 2004. On live TV, Elmasry argued that any Jew aged 18 or up in Israel is a legitimate target for terrorists, because they are “not innocent.”

The statement was so shocking that Elmasry’s employer, the University of Waterloo, felt obligated to issue a statement calling his comments “unacceptable” and “abhorrent.” Elmasry apologized to Waterloo and promised not to repeat his terrorist cheerleading.

But he hasn’t kept his promise. A quick tour through his organization’s Web site shows an obsession with Jews, a running apologia for terrorist groups such as Hamas and cheerleading for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his nuclear program. There are dozens of pages of anti-Israel propaganda, including essays by notorious anti-Semites such as Greg Felton, who writes for the neo-Nazi publication National Vanguard.

Elmasry accuses the Jews of ethnic cleansing, of apartheid and of being the instigators behind the invasion of Iraq. One of the site’s specialties is rooting out the Jewish “cabal” that runs the Canadian government.

And this is the man who is accusing others of … vilifying Islam. It’s not Mark Steyn who vilifies Islam (he just describes what he sees). It’s people like Elmasry the ones who really show that ugly face of Islam.
Michelle Malkin has more on the trial. Dust My Broom has also written about it.
You see, this is what we can expect of a country where someone with terrorist links is awarded a prize for entreprenurial ???
But he is not the only one who has not been charged after speaking such things about Jews: there are others, deemed “moderate” who are even more extremists

Sheik Younus KathradaHate-crime investigators and counterterrorism forces are investigating a Muslim leader in British Columbia who laced his Islamic lectures with racial slurs against Jews. He also urged his followers to go to ”the front lines” to seek martyrdom in a jihad.

Sheik Younus Kathrada, who has the reputation of being a moderate Muslim leader, made no secret of his feelings, delivering his lectures openly at a small Vancouver mosque, then posting tape recordings on the Dar Al-Madinah Islamic Society website.

Those lectures have made Mr. Kathrada the focus of a joint RCMP-Vancouver Police Department investigation that involves an Integrated National Security Enforcement Team.

Vancouver Police Constable Anne Drennan said “a hate-crimes investigation is just one aspect of it,” and Sergeant John Ward of the RCMP confirmed INSET is involved. INSET deals with national-security threats and involves the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

Sgt. Ward said the team is looking into a possible Chechen connection. (Canadian Press October 23-2004)

The Chechen connection involved Vancouver area residents Rudwan Khalil Abubaker and Kamal Elbahja who disappeared in Chechnya after coming in contact with Sheik Younus Kathrada who is said to have convinced them it was worth dying for their religion on the other side of the world. Rudwan Khalil Abubaker’s body was eventually found but Kamel Elbahja was never seen again. After the report of Rudwan Khalil Abubaker’s death his Imam, Sheik Younus Kathrada was exposed for lecturing to followers about the virtues of Islamic holy war and that Jews were brothers of monkeys and swine. He was never charged.

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Hay un juicio del que nada se está diciendo prácticamente en ningún en sitio. Es el juicio que se lleva a cabo en Canadá contra el periodista Mark Steyn como consecuencia de su libro “América Alone: The end of the world as we know it”. En él, Steyn, canadiense residente en EEUU, señalaba que por una cuestión simplemente demográfica, los musulmanes van a acabar siendo mayoritarios: si los no musulmanes nos reproducimos a una tasa de 1,3 hijos por pareja, los musulmanes lo hacen a 3,8. Ahora son el 10% pero simplemente cada vez serán más.

Por esta tesis, se le ha demandado por “vilificar el Islam”. Lo bueno es quién le ha demandado. Porque ElMasry es un conocido extremista antisemita que llegó a declarar que “los judíos de 18 años o mayores eran todos un objetivo legítimo porque ninguno era inocente”. Luego dijo que no volvería a decir nada parecido pero no ha cumplido su promesa.

El juicio está siendo bastante surrealista, como la mayoría de los bloggers están denunciando con testigos diciendo cosas inexactas.

Pero es algo lógico si consideramos que Elmasry nunca ha sido condenado ni llevado a los tribunales por decir lo que dijo. O que el Jeque Younus Kathrada ha realizado continuos ataques insultando a los judíos y llamando a los musulmanes al martirio y tampoco lo ha sido. O que un sospechoso de financiar organizaciones terroristas (en este caso a los Tigres Tamiles) haya sido galardonado con un premio a la innovación empresarial:

Suresh Sriskandarajah (aka Waterloo Suresh) was arrested in August 2006 following a joint investigation between the RCMP and the FBI and was charged with providing material support and resources for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. In addition to allegations of fundraising and money laundering through his various charitable organizations it was alleged that Suresh along with three other Canadians had traveled to New York to buy night-vision equipment, surface-to-air missiles, missile launchers and AK-47s from an undercover agent. It is also alleged that he was trying to ship equipment overseas packed in teddy bears.

Lavado de dinero, financiación… y además se alegó (por lo que está en procedimiento de extradición) que había ido a Nueva York a comprar equipos de visión nocturna, misiles tierra-aire, lanzadores de misiles y Ak-47s como agente encubierto. También se alegó que estaba intentando mandar equipo en barcos escondido en ositos de peluche.

Podéis ver las fotos en el enlace en las que se celebraba una fiesta de los Tigres Tamiles y que él tenía en su blog… convenientemente borrado pero que todavía puede verse desde el caché del Google…

Mientras ya han sentado en el banquillo (comisión de Protección de Derechos Humanos en este caso) a Ezra Levant, por publicar en su blog las caricaturas de Mahoma. Y varios bloggers están amenazados por procesos antiracismo, y pueden acabar viendo sus blogs cerrados: Kate Shaidle or Girl on the Right, por ejemplo… No he estado de acuerdo con todo lo que han posteado. Pero la amenaza de cerrarles el blog por criticar el islamismo/terrorismo… es tannn surrealista… 
En vez de “A veces veo muertos“, yo debería decir “A veces tengo que pellizcarme para saber que es cierto“.

Obama gets the Democratic nomination

An Obama-Hillary ticket??? That’s what they are considering now: Obama as President and Hillary as Vice-President.
Google News.
The Telegraph writes “What went wrong for Hillary in her epic battle with Obama?

The majority chose “She is a woman” – the loyal answer – but there were still some takers for each of “Obama is more charismatic” , “Attacked Obama” and “Cried in public”. Nobody went so far as to opt for “Negative personality”.

(…) Mrs Clinton finally turned to the big question. “A lot of people are asking, ‘What does Hillary want?'” she said. “I want what I have always fought for: I want the nearly 18 million people who voted for me to be respected and heard.”

“Now the question is, where do we go from here? And given how far we’ve come and where we need to go as a party, it’s a question I don’t take lightly. This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight,” she told delighted supporters.

“In the coming days, I’ll be consulting with supporters and party leaders to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way.”

More in Red State:

So I guess a lot of people didn’t see it coming that Hillary Clinton would refuse to concede tonight and would urge her supporters to go to her website, presumably with the idea of encouraging her to keep on keeping on. Pundits on television who are clearly in the tank for Barack Obama–Jeffrey Toobin, I’m looking at you!–are outraged almost to the point of stark, raving incoherence. And now all of the commentary is raging–what does Hillary want? It seems obvious; she wants power. Either she is hoping that somehow, someway, some sort of scandal will come up that will sink Barack Obama even after he has clinched the nomination for the Democratic Party, or she is positioning for the Vice Presidential nomination. And she thinks that she has enough leverage to force Barack Obama to pay attention to her and to perhaps make some sort of concession to her that will make her happy and leave her satisfied that politically, she has gained more than she may have lost. In any event, while the nomination fight has ended, the Democratic Party’s hostage crisis continues and there is a very real danger that Hillary Clinton will yet be able to make Barack Obama weak enough to lose in the fall, thus opening the way for the Clintons to run again in four years.

You can read: McCain-Obama, two polar opposites @ AP.
Over the next five months, a fragile economy and an ongoing Iraq war, as well as matters of age and race, will shape the monumental contest to succeed President Bush and become the 44th president.
McCain — 71, white and a veteran of Congress who vows never to surrender to al-Qaida — would be the oldest first-term president ever elected.
Obama — 46, black and a Senate newcomer who pledges to end the Iraq war — would be the first minority to achieve the White House.
“No matter who wins this election, the direction of this country is going to change dramatically,” McCain said Tuesday in New Orleans. “But, the choice is between the right change and the wrong change; between going forward and going backward.”
Obama countered in St. Paul, Minn.: “There are many words to describe John McCain’s attempt to pass off his embrace of George Bush’s policies as bipartisan and new. But change is not one of them.”
Among the biggest questions to be answered by Nov. 4:
_Will McCain be able to overcome the country’s intense desire for change by separating himself from the unpopular Bush while sticking close on issues of war and taxes?
_Will Obama be able to overcome the country’s unsavory history of slavery and lingering bigotry that deeply divides the public to be elected the first black president?
Pajamas Media has also written about this:

And part of that decision will certainly be questions surrounding the one man in America who could upstage the presidential candidate. Bill Clinton has angered Obama supporters with his blatant use of the race card as well as his pointed criticisms of the candidate on everything from health insurance to the Iraq war. His outsized personality makes bringing Hillary on board a gamble of immense proportions. In the end, Obama will have to decide if he can win without Hillary Clinton on the ticket. The only reason she would be there is if he felt he had no other choice.

History News Network blogs: If It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, When It’s Over?

Grumbling from John Edwards’ camp that he should not have quit so soon emphasizes one of the probable legacies from Clinton’s never-say-die campaign: in the future it will be harder to get candidates to give up, and thus harder for parties to rally around one winner early in the process. But with Obama on the verge of sewing up enough delegates, with party leaders starting to beg for unity, the time has come to end the campaign.

An important thing to point out…
Flopping Aces criticizes last night’s McCain’s speech and underlines the Obama’s purposes: he wants to “remake America”.

this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

Well, whose ideals are those? Reverend Wright‘s? Or that shame for Catholic Church (and Jesuit’s) Father Pfleger’s?

Hmm, the most critical blogger with Obama is Gateway Pundit (I really understand why…). He points out something of that sort of thing that has made Obama soooo popular: we-are-the-good-ones-not-as-Republican-who-speak-about-religion-and-patriotism:

What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon—that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize.

Hmm, yeah, of course… and soooo, Wright was what??

We will see if finally Obama reconciles with Clinton and what happens afterwards…
Another interesting news are coming from Kazakhstan: Bill Clinton has favoured a friend over some businesses in the country. Has this affair being the final shot on Hillary’s career to be nominated?
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Obama obtuvo ayer la nominación demócrata para ser el candidato a la Casa Blanca una vez que ha obtenido la mayoría de los “superdelegados”. Los rumores apuntan ahora a un ticket conjunto Hillary-Obama, con Obama de candidato a la Presidencia y Hillary a la Vicepresidencia, que sería bastante difícil de ganar. El problema estaría en la animadversión entre los seguidores de Hillary y los de Obama. Pero si eso se supera es posible que terminen en una candidatura conjunta, ya que Hillary ya dijo que no le hacía ascos a ir de segunda de Obama.
De todo lo anterior, me quedo con dos cosas que señalan una Flopping Aces y otra Gateway Pundit.
Los primeros resaltan que Obama no quiere un cambio (como él mismo decía en sus carteles electorales..), según él de lo que se trata es de “rehacer” América. Lo cual es particularmente preocupante viniendo de alguien cuyo “mentor” espiritual es el Reverendo Wright que mantiene, entre otras pffffffffias mentales, que dirían los del Informal, que el SIDA fue creado por el Gobierno americano para destruir a los negros. Obama siempre ha negado oírle algo así, lo que es de esas cosas en las que uno no sabe si Obama piensa que el resto del mundo es subnormal profundo o que, simplemente, su sonrisa es capaz de obrar el milagro de que todo el mundo le mire la sonrisa y no piense más. Porque con los discursos del reverendo en Youtube, como que eso de que “uhhh, yo no le he oído nada de eso”, suenan a “estoy silbando el Puente sobre el Río Kwai”. Léase a trola mayúscula.
Pero claro a la gente le suele gustar que le digan lo que quiere oír, no la realidad. Y si lo que quiere oír es “Paz hermanos, el mundo es malo porque somos muy malos los otros. Hablemos con el bueno de Agggggggmi” (que ayer ha vuelto a dar uno de esos discursos en plan “Saving aaaaaaalllllll my hate for Joooooossssssssssssss”, cambiando un poco lo que dice JW), la gente lo comprará, sobre todo cuando la mayoría de los medios les parece que Obama es un personaje “histórico“. Sí, será histórico en cuanto que es el segundo hombre que opta a la Presidencia de un país, después de no manifestar precisamente un gran amor por dicho país y de enfrentar a unos (en este caso blancos) contra otros (en este caso negros). El primero ya sabemos todos quién es… y ganó las elecciones. Es normalmente conocido como Zejas, Zetapeich o, simplemente, Rodríguez. Y ya sabemos: “nos es necesaria la tensión”… y hay-buenos-menos-buenos-y-malos…
La segunda frase la señala Gateway Pundit y aquí tenemos otro paralelismo con su “Magnanimidad Buenista” Zapatero:

“Lo que no encontraréis en esta campaña es a ese partido que usa a la religión como cuña y al patriotismo como una cachiporra -que ve a nuestros competidores no como competidores en un desafío si no como enemigos a demonizar“.

Encantador. Si no fuera por los amiguitos que tiene, hasta me lo creería y todo.
Porque el último en darle su apoyo ha sido Carter… cuya última actuación fue irse a entrevistar con Hamas y Hizbulá por eso de que “voy a lograr la paz en Oriente Medio”… mientras Hamás apoyaba a Obama como candidato a la Presidencia. 
Hmmm… se respira paz y armonía universal… 
Para terminar, podéis leer a Manuel Molares do Val sobre la “teología negra de la Liberación“, otro apasionante episodio de los amiguitos religiosos de Obama. Conclusión: no me extraña que no quiera hablar de religión…
Por cierto, que ahí hace referencia a que Louis Farrakhan (otro de los admiradores de Obama y líder de la organización integrista, racista negra, antisemita e islamista “Nación del Islam”) pudo asesinar a Malcolm X. Lo que ocurre es que hace poco circuló por internet un vídeo en el parecía responsabilizarse Farrakhan del asesinato. Textualmente decía: “Si le tratamos como una nación trata a un traidor, ¿qué tenéis que decir los demás a eso?”. Os dejo aquí el enlace: Bloodthirsty Liberal � Malcolm, Elijah, Louis, and Jeremiah:

“So numbed have I become by the endless replay of the fatuous clerical rantings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright that it has taken me this long to remember the significant antecedent. In 1995, there appeared a documentary titled Brother Minister about the assassination of Malcolm X. It contained a secretly filmed segment showing Louis Farrakhan shouting at the top of his lungs in the Nation of Islam’s temple in Chicago on “Savior’s Day” in 1993. Farrakhan, verging on hysteria, demanded to know of the murdered Malcolm X: “If we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours?” His apparent admission of what had long been suspected—that it was the Black Muslim leadership that ordered Malcolm’s slaying—is not understood or remembered (or viewed) as often as it might be.

[W]hy should a thinking black member of the working class want any truck with a Farrakhan fan or with a moral idiot who thinks that the drugs and disease in the black community are imposed by an outside conspiracy? I don’t need any condescending liberal to explain to me why black Americans are inclined to be touchy about the way their forebears were treated any more than I require a patronizing former Harvard law student to guide me through the anxieties of the gun-owning and hunting community. I can quite easily understand these points without pedagogic assistance. What I won’t be told is that Tawana Brawley was right, or that AIDS is the fault of the government, or that Jews were behind the slave trade, or that there is a secret Masonic code in the dollar bill. And the apologist for murder “Minister Farrakhan” and his big-mouth Christian friends flirt with this kind of half-baked garbage every day.”

Aquí el vídeo:
(Thanks to John for the more than interesting tip.)
Hmm, ¿quién dijo que no usaba la religión en su campaña?
Una última nota: Pepiño, dando la ídem. La frase tiene bemoles: “No he manifestado antes mi simpatía por Obama porque no quería interferir en el proceso”… Claro, todos los estadounidenses, estaban ansiosos por saber qué era lo que el “inteletual” secretario de organización del PZOE pensaba de Obama. Seguro que es lo que más les preocupaba durante todo el tiempo que han durado las primarias…

Obama wins the democratic nomination

Filed under: EEUU,EEUU/USA,Obama,Uncategorized,USA — Nora @ 1:55 pm
An Obama-Hillary ticket??? That’s what they are considering now: Obama as President and Hillary as Vice-President.
Google News.
The Telegraph writes “What went wrong for Hillary in her epic battle with Obama?

The majority chose “She is a woman” – the loyal answer – but there were still some takers for each of “Obama is more charismatic” , “Attacked Obama” and “Cried in public”. Nobody went so far as to opt for “Negative personality”. 

(…) Mrs Clinton finally turned to the big question. “A lot of people are asking, ‘What does Hillary want?'” she said. “I want what I have always fought for: I want the nearly 18 million people who voted for me to be respected and heard.”

“Now the question is, where do we go from here? And given how far we’ve come and where we need to go as a party, it’s a question I don’t take lightly. This has been a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight,” she told delighted supporters.

“In the coming days, I’ll be consulting with supporters and party leaders to determine how to move forward with the best interests of our party and our country guiding my way.”

More in Red State:

So I guess a lot of people didn’t see it coming that Hillary Clinton would refuse to concede tonight and would urge her supporters to go to her website, presumably with the idea of encouraging her to keep on keeping on. Pundits on television who are clearly in the tank for Barack Obama–Jeffrey Toobin, I’m looking at you!–are outraged almost to the point of stark, raving incoherence. And now all of the commentary is raging–what does Hillary want? It seems obvious; she wants power. Either she is hoping that somehow, someway, some sort of scandal will come up that will sink Barack Obama even after he has clinched the nomination for the Democratic Party, or she is positioning for the Vice Presidential nomination. And she thinks that she has enough leverage to force Barack Obama to pay attention to her and to perhaps make some sort of concession to her that will make her happy and leave her satisfied that politically, she has gained more than she may have lost. In any event, while the nomination fight has ended, the Democratic Party’s hostage crisis continues and there is a very real danger that Hillary Clinton will yet be able to make Barack Obama weak enough to lose in the fall, thus opening the way for the Clintons to run again in four years

You can read: McCain-Obama, two polar opposites @ AP.
Over the next five months, a fragile economy and an ongoing Iraq war, as well as matters of age and race, will shape the monumental contest to succeed President Bush and become the 44th president.
McCain — 71, white and a veteran of Congress who vows never to surrender to al-Qaida — would be the oldest first-term president ever elected.
Obama — 46, black and a Senate newcomer who pledges to end the Iraq war — would be the first minority to achieve the White House.
“No matter who wins this election, the direction of this country is going to change dramatically,” McCain said Tuesday in New Orleans. “But, the choice is between the right change and the wrong change; between going forward and going backward.”
Obama countered in St. Paul, Minn.: “There are many words to describe John McCain’s attempt to pass off his embrace of George Bush’s policies as bipartisan and new. But change is not one of them.”
Among the biggest questions to be answered by Nov. 4:
_Will McCain be able to overcome the country’s intense desire for change by separating himself from the unpopular Bush while sticking close on issues of war and taxes?
_Will Obama be able to overcome the country’s unsavory history of slavery and lingering bigotry that deeply divides the public to be elected the first black president?
Pajamas Media has also written about this:

And part of that decision will certainly be questions surrounding the one man in America who could upstage the presidential candidate. Bill Clinton has angered Obama supporters with his blatant use of the race card as well as his pointed criticisms of the candidate on everything from health insurance to the Iraq war. His outsized personality makes bringing Hillary on board a gamble of immense proportions. In the end, Obama will have to decide if he can win without Hillary Clinton on the ticket. The only reason she would be there is if he felt he had no other choice

History News Network blogs: If It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over, When It’s Over?

Grumbling from John Edwards’ camp that he should not have quit so soon emphasizes one of the probable legacies from Clinton’s never-say-die campaign: in the future it will be harder to get candidates to give up, and thus harder for parties to rally around one winner early in the process. But with Obama on the verge of sewing up enough delegates, with party leaders starting to beg for unity, the time has come to end the campaign. 

An important thing to point out…
Flopping Aces criticizes last night’s McCain’s speech and underlines the Obama’s purposes: he wants to “remake America”.

this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America. 

Well, whose ideals are those? Reverend Wright‘s? Or that shame for Catholic Church (and Jesuit’s) Father Pfleger’s?

Hmm, the most critical blogger with Obama is Gateway Pundit (I really understand why…). He points out something of that sort of thing that has made Obama soooo popular: we-are-the-good-ones-not-as-Republican-who-speak-about-religion-and-patriotism:

What you won’t hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon—that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize. 

Hmm, yeah, of course… and soooo, Wright was what??

We will see if finally Obama reconciles with Clinton and what happens afterwards…
Another interesting news are coming from Kazakhstan: Bill Clinton has favoured a friend over some businesses in the country. Has this affair being the final shot on Hillary’s career to be nominated?
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Obama obtuvo ayer la nominación demócrata para ser el candidato a la Casa Blanca una vez que ha obtenido la mayoría de los “superdelegados”. Los rumores apuntan ahora a un ticket conjunto Hillary-Obama, con Obama de candidato a la Presidencia y Hillary a la Vicepresidencia, que sería bastante difícil de ganar. El problema estaría en la animadversión entre los seguidores de Hillary y los de Obama. Pero si eso se supera es posible que terminen en una candidatura conjunta, ya que Hillary ya dijo que no le hacía ascos a ir de segunda de Obama.
De todo lo anterior, me quedo con dos cosas que señalan una Flopping Aces y otra Gateway Pundit.
Los primeros resaltan que Obama no quiere un cambio (como él mismo decía en sus carteles electorales..), según él de lo que se trata es de “rehacer” América. Lo cual es particularmente preocupante viniendo de alguien cuyo “mentor” espiritual es el Reverendo Wright que mantiene, entre otras pffffffffias mentales, que dirían los del Informal, que el SIDA fue creado por el Gobierno americano para destruir a los negros. Obama siempre ha negado oírle algo así, lo que es de esas cosas en las que uno no sabe si Obama piensa que el resto del mundo es subnormal profundo o que, simplemente, su sonrisa es capaz de obrar el milagro de que todo el mundo le mire la sonrisa y no piense más. Porque con los discursos del reverendo en Youtube, como que eso de que “uhhh, yo no le he oído nada de eso”, suenan a “estoy silbando el Puente sobre el Río Kwai”. Léase a trola mayúscula.
Pero claro a la gente le suele gustar que le digan lo que quiere oír, no la realidad. Y si lo que quiere oír es “Paz hermanos, el mundo es malo porque somos muy malos los otros. Hablemos con el bueno de Agggggggmi” (que ayer ha vuelto a dar uno de esos discursos en plan “Saving aaaaaaalllllll my hate for Joooooossssssssssssss”), la gente lo comprará, sobre todo cuando la mayoría de los medios les parece que Obama es un personaje “histórico“. Sí, será histórico en cuanto que es el segundo hombre que opta a la Presidencia de un país, después de no manifestar precisamente un gran amor por dicho país y de enfrentar a unos (en este blancos) contra otros (en este caso negros). El primero ya sabemos todos quién es… y ganó las elecciones. Es normalmente conocido como Zejas, Zetapeich o, simplemente, Rodríguez.
La segunda frase la señala Gateway Pundit y aquí tenemos otro paralelismo con su “Magnanimidad Buenista” Zapatero:

“Lo que no encontraréis en esta campaña es a ese partido que usa a la religión como cuña y al patriotismo como una cachiporra -que ve a nuestros competidores no como competidores en un desafío si no como enemigos a demonizar“. 

Encantador. Si no fuera por los amiguitos que tiene, hasta me lo creería y todo.
Porque el último en darle su apoyo ha sido Carter… cuya última actuación fue irse a entrevistar con Hamas y Hizbulá por eso de que “voy a lograr la paz en Oriente Medio”… mientras Hamás apoyaba a Obama como candidato a la Presidencia.
Hmmm… se respira paz y armonía universal…
Para terminar, podéis leer a Manuel Molares do Val sobre la “teología negra de la Liberación“, otro apasionante episodio de los amiguitos religiosos de Obama. Conclusión: no me extraña que no quiera hablar de religión…
Por cierto, que ahí hace referencia a que Louis Farrakhan (otro de los admiradores de Obama y líder de la organización integrista, racista negra, antisemita e islamista “Nación del Islam”) pudo asesinar a Malcolm X. Lo que ocurre es que hace poco circuló por internet un vídeo en el parecía responsabilizarse Farrakhan del asesinato. Textualmente decía: “Si le tratamos como una nación trata a un traidor, ¿qué tenéis que decir los demás a eso?”. Os dejo aquí el enlace: Bloodthirsty Liberal � Malcolm, Elijah, Louis, and Jeremiah:

“So numbed have I become by the endless replay of the fatuous clerical rantings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright that it has taken me this long to remember the significant antecedent. In 1995, there appeared a documentary titled Brother Minister about the assassination of Malcolm X. It contained a secretly filmed segment showing Louis Farrakhan shouting at the top of his lungs in the Nation of Islam’s temple in Chicago on “Savior’s Day” in 1993. Farrakhan, verging on hysteria, demanded to know of the murdered Malcolm X: “If we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours?” His apparent admission of what had long been suspected—that it was the Black Muslim leadership that ordered Malcolm’s slaying—is not understood or remembered (or viewed) as often as it might be.

[W]hy should a thinking black member of the working class want any truck with a Farrakhan fan or with a moral idiot who thinks that the drugs and disease in the black community are imposed by an outside conspiracy? I don’t need any condescending liberal to explain to me why black Americans are inclined to be touchy about the way their forebears were treated any more than I require a patronizing former Harvard law student to guide me through the anxieties of the gun-owning and hunting community. I can quite easily understand these points without pedagogic assistance. What I won’t be told is that Tawana Brawley was right, or that AIDS is the fault of the government, or that Jews were behind the slave trade, or that there is a secret Masonic code in the dollar bill. And the apologist for murder “Minister Farrakhan” and his big-mouth Christian friends flirt with this kind of half-baked garbage every day.”
Aquí el vídeo:
(Thanks to John for the more than interesting tip.)
Hmm, ¿quién dijo que no usaba la religión en su campaña?
Una última nota: Pepiño, dando la ídem. La frase tiene bemoles: “No he manifestado antes mi simpatía por Obama porque no quería interferir en el proceso“… Claro, todos los estadounidenses, estaban ansiosos por saber qué era lo que el “inteletual” secretario de organización del PZOE pensaba de Obama. Seguro que es lo que más les preocupaba durante todo el tiempo que han durado las primarias…

Al-Qaeda’s dreams

Filed under: Al-Qaeda,EEUU,terrorism,terrorismo,USA — Nora @ 10:54 am

… are a nightmare for the rest of the world. This is Washington DC as dreamed by Al-Qaeda according to several Islamist websites:


This is published while rumors are circulating around the Internet that Al Qaeda is urging militants to use weapons of mass destruction to attack the West. 
via Political Pistachio.
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La foto de más arriba es una animación por ordenador posteada en varios foros de islamistas sobre cómo quedaría el Capitolio después de un ataque nuclear. Con independencia de que fuera ese o no el resultado de un ataque nuclear… se ve que a) los de Al-Qaeda tienen mucho tiempo libre b) sus sueños son justo los contrarios a los del resto del mundo que incluyen pacíficos sitios en la montaña o paradisíacas islas solitarias.
Hmm… 

Al-Qaeda’s dreams

Filed under: Al-Qaeda,Islamism,Islamismo,terrorism,terrorismo,USA — Nora @ 9:54 am

… are a nightmare for the rest of the world. This is Washington DC as dreamed by Al-Qaeda according to several Islamist websites:


This is published while rumors are circulating around the Internet that Al Qaeda is urging militants to use weapons of mass destruction to attack the West.
via Political Pistachio.
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La foto de más arriba es una animación por ordenador posteada en varios foros de islamistas sobre cómo quedaría el Capitolio después de un ataque nuclear. Con independencia de que fuera ese o no el resultado de un ataque nuclear… se ve que a) los de Al-Qaeda tienen mucho tiempo libre b) sus sueños son justo los contrarios a los del resto del mundo que incluyen pacíficos sitios en la montaña o paradisíacas islas solitarias.
Hmm…

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