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this is a joke, right? … right?

Posted by theintelgirl on August 19, 2006

I’m afraid not. WorldNetDaily has a story about CAIR getting a VIP tour of airport security

Some excerpts:

During the airport tour, CAIR was taken on a walk through the point-of-entry, Customs stations, secondary screening and interview rooms. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents were asked to describe for CAIR representatives various features of the high-risk passenger lookout system.

In a meeting, Brian Humphrey, Customs and Border Patrol’s executive director of field operations, assured CAIR officials that agents do not single out Muslim passengers for special screening and that they must undergo a mandatory course in Muslim sensitivity training. The course teaches agents that Muslims believe jihad is an “internal struggle against sin” and not holy warfare.

Why do i think this must be a joke?

The list goes on and on my friends.

CAIR’s concern of racial profiling, the US Government’s fear of being accused of racial insensitivity, and the adamant and unreasonable need for “political correctness” in America has gone too far. Putting aside CAIR’s blatant connections to terrorism, why can they tour airport facilities? I, as a citizen or a member of an organization, would not be able to request a tour of airport security. Well, if airport security had not complied, CAIR would have filed a lawsuit, accused TSA of racial profiling and civil rights violations, and launched a moonbat media campaign.

Wake up America. Is the mere accusation of racial profiling so devestating that you’re willing to pander to a group affiliated with terrorism?

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reluctantly seeing his point

Posted by theintelgirl on August 15, 2006

From Reason Online, Don’t Be Terrorized

Even if terrorists were able to pull off one attack per year on the scale of the 9/11 atrocity, that would mean your one-year risk would be one in 100,000 and your lifetime risk would be about one in 1300. (300,000,000 ÷ 3,000 = 100,000 ÷ 78 years = 1282) In other words, your risk of dying in a plausible terrorist attack is much lower than your risk of dying in a car accident, by walking across the street, by drowning, in a fire, by falling, or by being murdered.

So do these numbers comfort you? If not, that’s a problem. Already, security measures—pervasive ID checkpoints, metal detectors, and phalanxes of security guards—increasingly clot the pathways of our public lives. It’s easy to overreact when an atrocity takes place—to heed those who promise safety if only we will give the authorities the “tools” they want by surrendering to them some of our liberty. As President Franklin Roosevelt in his first inaugural speech said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself— nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” However, with risks this low there is no reason for us not to continue to live our lives as though terrorism doesn’t matter—because it doesn’t really matter. We ultimately vanquish terrorism when we refuse to be terrorized.

There must be a point when Americans must choose for themselves. Either a) We can be tremendously inconvenienced by new airline security measures and minimize the risk of a terrorist attack, or b) We can accept the risk of flying, knowing that there is a chance that terrorists may assemble explosives on board if liquids are once again allowed on board.

I’m not advocating one or another. Do I hate the fact that every time I fly now that I must check luggage? Definitely. Will I feel secure because I, along with any potential terrorist, had to do the same? More secure, yes. Completely secure, never.

Reiterating this post, I would like TSA and other government officials to move beyond the liquid issue and explore the new and next way a terrorist will plot to destroy aircraft.

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some general comments on today’s news

Posted by theintelgirl on August 10, 2006

A lot has gone on today, so I’m going to make some general comments

  • The general reactive nature of airline security makes me nervous.
  1. No one ever thought that fanatics would use airplanes as missiles. they did. and now we reinforce airline doors and tackle unruly passengers
  2. No one ever thought that someone could hide a bomb in their shoe. They did. and now we have to take off our shoes at airport security
  3. No one ever thought that someone would bring the components on board to build the bomb from scratch, rather than bringing the explosive mixture onboard, premade. They were about to. and now we can’t bring liquids on board.
  • Why are the terrorists always the proactive ones while we good guys are the reactive ones? Lack of creativity? I don’t know. lack of something, definitely.
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Especially the will of a jihadist willing to kill himself. It makes me nervous to think about, and I tend to believe in U.S. intelligence and homeland security when it comes to the safety of her citizens. I generally feel secure. but i will never ever feel 100% secure when it comes to terrorism.
  • The “homegrown terrorist” phenomenon may not be that far off in America. I just read an article the other day (which now i cannot find) which stated the differences between Muslims in Europe and Muslims in America. The article stated (i’m just paraphrasing here since I can’t find the damn thing), that American Muslims acclimate better than European Muslims, and therefore homegrown terrorists aren’t nearly as likely “grow themselves” in America. I agree and disagree.  Homegrown American Muslims willing to carry out an attack would likely not have the resources available to them to execute something large scale. However, you don’t need a large scale attack and well-coordinated plans to still scare the shit out of people. Just a few fanatics here and there. That would certainly be enough to scare me even more.

Alright folks, stay safe and sane. In closing Pew Poll

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i’ll be damned

Posted by theintelgirl on August 8, 2006

A quick follow up to a post from a few days ago. I hoped that Negroponte didn’t think that al-Qaeda in Iraq was the *only* terrorist group causing damage in Iraq. Well, of course i’m no “senior-level expert” so who would listen to me? HOWEVER. I’m hoping someone listens to THESE folks who were quoted in September’s Issue of The Atlantic. To quote:

The shift from a coherent Al-Qaeda Central to a global proliferation of “self-starter” terrorist groups—those inspired by bin Laden’s movement but not coordinated by it—has obviously not eliminated the danger of attacks.

Full article available here (sorry, subscription is required)

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i hope they don’t spend TOO much time/money on this report …

Posted by theintelgirl on August 6, 2006

Negroponte orders an update on Terrorism’s influence in Iraq

The office of Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte announced yesterday that it will soon begin drafting an updated National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq, a declaration that came amid indications this week that the threat to that country from foreign terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda is receding.

Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of the U.S. Central Command, said Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Iraq that al-Qaeda in Iraq’s ranks had been “significantly depleted” since the June 7 death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Its members, he said, now total “less than 1,000.”

yep, because we all know al-Qaeda in Iraq is the *only* terrorist group operating in Iraq and that since their ranks are now less than 1000, that terrorism is definitely on the decline there. check here for a list of all the terrorist groups currently known to be operating out of Iraq. The groups listed below have carried out 15+ terror attacks alone in Iraq.

  • Mujahideen Shura Council
  • Tawhid and Jihad
  • Kurdistan Freedom Hawks
  • Ansar al-Sunnah Army

Let’s hope that the DNI does not realistically think that because al-Qaeda in Iraq is on the decline (if that is even really true), that that means terrorism altogether is on the decline.

oh yeah, and if that report doesn’t mention the possiblity of a civil war, i’ll vomit.

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islamists behind today’s attacks? no way!

Posted by theintelgirl on July 11, 2006

Jihad Watch is reporting that Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) is responsible for today’s unspeakable acts in India.  According to the Terrorism Knowledge Base, The LeT’s agenda is outlined in a pamphlet titled “Why are we waging jihad.” It includes the restoration of Islamic rule over all parts of India and propagates a narrow Islamic fundamentalism based on the Wahabi sect.

My oh my that sounds so familiar, doesn’t it?  Well, maybe not the “India” part as much.  But yes, the restoration of Islamic rule over THE FUCKING WORLD.  The horrifying “caliphate” they always speak of.  Hmmm, where have we heard about that before.  Oh yes:

Here: Al-Qa’ida’s goal is to “unite all Muslims and to establish a government which follows the rule of the Caliphs.” Bin Laden has stated that the only way to establish the Caliphate is by force.

and Here: Hizb ut-Tahrir says that Muslims should abolish national boundaries within the Islamic world and return to a single Islamic state, known as “the Caliphate,” that would stretch from Indonesia to Morocco and contain more than 1.5 billion people.

and everywhere else you look …

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the enemy of your enemy is your … enemy i guess

Posted by theintelgirl on May 8, 2006

I starting browsing the website of the Islamic Thinkers Society, which barely made the MainStream Media a few weeks ago for hosting a pro-homicide bombing rally in NYC.

The website, which is filled with wordy, unpoetic fluff which is next to impossible to read, maintains a list of "scholars to be avoided."

1. Khaalid Al-Anbaree
2. Rabee bin Hadee Al-Madkhali
3. Abdulaziz aal Shaykh
4. Abdurahman as Sudais
5. Shakiel Humayun
6. Saleh al Fawzan
7. Aid al-Qarni
8. Zaki Badawi
9. Sa'ad al Barek
10. Yusuf al-Qaradawi
11. Sayyid Tantawi
12. Saleh ibn Ghanem as Sadlaan
13. al-Bouti
14. Hamza Yusuf Hanson
15. Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi
16. Dr. Abdul Hakim Jackson
17. Dr. Ahmad Shleibak
18. Dr. Akbar Muhammad
19. Dr. Deina Abdulkadir
20. Shaikh Hassan Qazwini
21. Dr. Ihsan Bagby
22. Dr. Jamal Badawi
23. Dr. Muhammad Adam Sheikh
24. Shaikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti
25. Shaikh Muhammad Nur Abdallah
26. Dr. Salah Soltan
27. Dr. Taha Jabir Alalwani
28. Shaikh Yahya Hindi
29. Shaikhah Zainab Alwani
30. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah
31. Dr. Mukhtar Maghraoui
32. Dr. Nazih Hammad
33. Hisham Kabbani

Pretty damn crazy that most of these folks are also on some of America's most hated lists. Jamal Badawi, for instance, is on the board of CAIR. Muhammad Al-Hanooti has alleged ties to Hamas and even raised $6 million for them. Qaradawi? Well, we won't even go into that.

I guess even violence-supporting thugs don't always get along.

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an endless supply of homicide bombers

Posted by theintelgirl on May 5, 2006

I was just searching for a parody poster for a friend at http://www.despair.com (funny shit, check it out), and I came across this one:

It's horrible that I look at this, see the pyramids, think "middle east," think "well, terrorists certainly have set their mind to murdering Americans," due to a screwed up Islamist vision.  And unfortunately, they have a seemingly endless supply of labor (suicide bombers) who are willing to do the work.  (Which then of course reminds me of one of the funny Mohammed Cartoons, "Stop, stop, we're out of virgins!!"  

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terrorists: uncreative and unoriginal

Posted by theintelgirl on May 4, 2006

They get their prompts from manuals. Take the translation of the Al Qaeda Manual for instance. Chapter 18 deals ENTIRELY with what you should say / do if imprisoned. Check out the first and second things on the list: (Amnesty International and other bleeding heart liberal shmucks "human rights groups" would disregard this entirely)

  1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.
  2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.

And related to yesterday's post:

(A substep of Chapter 18, Step 8 ) "The brothers should create an Islamic program for themselves inside the prison, as well as recreational and educational ones, etc."

This makes me very curious how many Muslims inside of prisons have read this manual? Maybe this is where they get their idea to perform "selfless acts" of encouraging others to convert to Islam.

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no martyrdom for Moussaoui

Posted by theintelgirl on May 4, 2006

Best list of info and articles here

I find the comments of prisoners who convert to Islam while serving their time particularly interesting.  Now, granted, Moussaoui probably won't have much interaction with other prisoners in a SuperMax Federal prison, but it still concerns me immensely.  That's all we need is some psycho islamic militant fanatic convincing other criminals (who already hate America / the law for their own reasons)  to somehow destroy America.  

Here are some articles on prison converts to Islam.  SCARY FUCKING SHIT

  • Front Page Mag.  One note – I find this acronym upsetting:  The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS).  Sound it out.  Gee-sus.  I guess the "Mohammed" acronym might've been too tough.

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