US Navy Ship Diverted for Philippine Rescue, Cartoon jihad, and today’s articles
Breaking News: US Navy Ship Diverted for Philippine Rescue
The US military is diverting a naval vessel taking part in war games in the Philippines to help the victims of a landslide that buried an entire village, the US embassy said.
House to Hold Inquiry on NSA Surveillance
More on the Cartoon Jihad
Because nothing spells “religion of peace” like this: Pakistani Muslim cleric said Friday that he and supporters were offering rewards of more than $1 million for killing Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
And I ask, where does your average cleric get $1,000,000 from?
Maulana Yousef Qureshi, a cleric in the northwestern city of Peshawar, said during Friday prayers that he personally had offered to pay a bounty of 500,000 rupees ($8,400), while a jewelers association was putting up $1 million, and others were offering $17,000 plus a car.
Sounds like “Let’s Make A Deal”, only with an I.O.U. However, the promise of money and a car sounds like the cleric and his cohorts prefer hit men over suicide bombers.
The New Republic asks, If American Muslims are generally moderate, why are their leaders so radical?
Victor Davis Hanson believes that
In response, either the West will continue to stand up now to these reoccurring post-Sept. 11, 2001, threats, or it will see the bullies’ demands only increase as its own resistance weakens. Like the appeasement of the 1930s, opting for the easier choice will only guarantee a more costly one later on.
Lee Harris says, support Denmark, Buy one of the marvelous symphonies of the Danish composer, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931).
Probe finds terrorists in U.S. ‘training for war’: Neighbors of Muslim encampment fear retaliation if they report to police While this article discusses a Jamaat ul-Fuqra encampment in the Catskill Mountains near Hancock, N.Y., called “Islamberg”, Gates of Vienna has a series of posts on Jamaat ul-Fuqra’s activities in Virginia, South Carolina, and California.
West Bank withdrawal ‘within days’: Acting PM orders Israeli forces to remove Jewish enclave near Hebron. Humanitarians for Hamas explains how UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and other agencies subsidize Hamas. Russia to sell Palestinians arms if Israel agrees
Maria also sent a few articles from The Independent:
Rome’s crumbling ruins are a threat to tourists, says study When The Husband and I were in Rome years ago the threat to tourists were the hundreds of little kids mugging you for your money. Dozens of kids would come and agressively attack you and get their hands in your clothes and belongings. The police did nothing.
Russia’s first gay parade vetoed by ‘outraged’ city