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A Mosque at Ground Zero Equals Victory

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Hudson New York/Wafa Sultan, 19 May 2010: A new mosque is now being planned in New York near “Ground Zero,” two blocks from where the World Trade Center used to be. This mosque is headed by an Imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative, who proposes to convert the now-shuttered Burlington Coat Factory on Park Place into an Islamic Cultural Center which would contain a mosque.

It is crucial to study the supremacist ideology of Islam and to recognize, for example, that the building of a mosque especially at Ground Zero is viewed by Muslims as a decisive victory over the infidels in Islam’s march to establish its ultimate goal: the submission of all others to Islam and to Sharia Law.

On a daily bases, in so many parts of the world, deadly attacks are perpetrated by Jihadists either against non Muslims or, frequently, against Muslims — especially Muslim women. The terror type of Jihad, however, is only one way for Islamists to accomplish their mission of making the “Kafir,” or infidels, submit to Sharia Law. Another method is, as the author Robert Spencer calls it, an insidious, creeping “Stealth Jihad.”

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So, I am not so sure how to react to this article, it’s portents, and in general, the idea of a mosque and minaret near the towers former location. On the one hand I say why not? This is a free country and in fact they have every right to start a mosque there. On the other hand though, I am somewhat incredulous at the locational choice, it just kinda makes the Spidey sense go off.

Now, add to this the idea of “Stealth Jihad” and one has even more motive to question the placement of this mosque as well as lean toward some kind of injunction against it.

I think though, that if we stoop to stopping the mosque from going in, then we have become worse than the jihadists and they have won. I am no friend of organized religion but I cannot just outlaw it because they all have had their times when they became despotic.

Not all Muslims are Al Qaeda operatives and consider us all Kafir to be subjugated and not all mosques are the Hamburg cell.


Written by Krypt3ia

2010/05/21 at 23:32

Accountant held without bail in NYC in terror case

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I reported on this earlier here when they captured them,but it seems now that they are holding these guys without bail etc so its in the news again.

By LARRY NEUMEISTER (AP) – 3 days ago

NEW YORK — A prosecutor on Monday accused an accountant charged with conspiring to modernize al-Qaida of using code words and encrypted software to speak with a co-defendant who bought digital watches that could be used as timing devices in explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John P. Cronan made the allegations as he successfully argued that Sabirhan Hasanoff be held without bail on charges that he provided material support to al-Qaida.

“He poses a grave risk to the community,” Cronan said.

The prosecutor added that Hasanoff “embraced the extremist ideology and radical goals” of al-Qaida and sought to modernize it with his computer skills.

Hasanoff, in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, pleaded not guilty to charges in an indictment accusing him and co-defendant Wesam El-Hanafi of conspiring to give computer advice, buy wristwatches and do other tasks to help al-Qaida.

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So this guy was giving “computer advice” to the qaeda huh? Hmm like there aren’t a zillion other guys online doing this as well as actually carrying out the sysadmin duties on all those stealth sites?

What is interesting though is the whole buying of watches. These were not just regular Casio digital watches here. These were high end ones with barometer’s and compasses etc. I believe that these were to be used on some bombs that were destined for airplanes frankly. I wonder though, I don’t remember seeing these as being interdicted before reaching Al Qaeda hands…


Written by Krypt3ia

2010/05/21 at 22:47

Movie Review: DEFENDOR

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DEFENDOR, a film that I never saw anything about until I saw a trailer on a recent DVD from Netflix and thought it looked good. I am happy to say that I really did like this underrated film and I especially am fond of the work that Woody Harrelson did with this role.

Of course Woody does have a sweeter side in portraying certain characters and really broke out of the mold of “Woody” on Cheers with his crazy “Natural Born Killer” role. This role though of “Defendor” has added dimension and a subdued comedic quality mixed with the innocence of a child.

Defendor, aka Arthur Poppington, prowls the night streets in a DOT truck in search of bad men and his arch nemesis “Captain Industry” His main weapons in this battle are the truncheon, marbles, a VCR and camera, and angry hornets. He lives in a DOT facility, and has the IQ of approximately 80. Though, for all his alleged disability in the mental facilities, he makes up for it all in heart and innocence.

The plot is simple but the story carries you through to an end that will uplift you. In these times where we seem to be grasping for heroes, you couldn’t do any better than Defendor. I swear, if you don’t get a bit of a lump in your throat when the the taggers mural is wreathed in flowers… Well, you just don’t get it.

Check it out.

Written by Krypt3ia

2010/05/21 at 01:26

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Movie Review: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, a movie that almost didn’t make it to the screen because of the untimely death of Heathe Ledger. I guess that the movie did not play too well in the theater either because I don’t remember there being too much buzz around it all, though it did get some Oscar noms.

I finally sat down yesterday to watch Imaginarium and wasn’t sure what I was going to get. Of course it is a Gilliam piece, so I did know to expect some interesting visuals and even maybe some Monty Python-esque bits. In the end I wasn’t disappointed, but I was kind of left wanting a bit by the credit role.

The story is based on the ever waged battle between the Devil, or Mr. Nick, and Dr. Parnassus (God perhaps?) Of course when I say battle, I mean more along the lines of the Sheepdog and Wile-Y-Coyote than Legions of Demons and Forces of good. You se, the Devil and Dr. Parnassus are friendly and in reality kind of like one another even when they are diametrically opposed. They also have a great penchant for gambling that in the parlance of the movies story, uses the souls of human kind as the remuneration.

Basically, its an old story about free will, human nature, and love. Something that if you look into more deeply than the surface story, you will hear Joseph Campbell in your ear whispering about the “Hero With a Thousand Faces” and yes, you should listen to him. This film’s story may be a re-envisioning of an oft told tale, but, its something that we all should reflect upon now and again I think. All of this wrapped up in a very stylishly designed and shot film.

The acting in this film was also great. The choice of Tom Waits as Mr. Nick was inspired and he plays a great rakish kind of Devil who you kinda have to love even when he is being bad. Of course you have Christopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus, and he does a great job at being a bumbling and befuddled dreamer of dreams. Verne Troyer, has the most lines I have ever heard him utter in a film and does an admirable job at being the conscience of the king in Percy as well.

The set design, CG, and costumes are all fantastic lending a real vintage carnival feel to the piece also. I especially loved the odd travelling stage that Dr. Parnassus has which seems at times like the TARDIS, being larger inside than it is physically outside! Gotta love that English mind set.

So, I would suggest a bit of Absinthe, and a nice sit down with this film. Grok to the strange kids and listen to your inner Joseph Campbell. Oh, and pay attention to the nuanced images/plot devices that parallel Propaganda Due….

“All the world is a stage” after all…

Check this one out.


Written by Krypt3ia

2010/05/21 at 00:31

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