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At Breath of the Beast, Islamofauxia Part II
There have been hundreds of instances like this that have included staged news, misrepresentations, fraud and inaccuracy that have been exposed by the blogosphere and media watchdog organizations. And yet they keep happening.
Read what Second Draft is doing about it.
Makings of a Chem Weapon in a hotel near DNC: MSM yawns, and the dead guy had commented that he was a Jihad supporter.
Premature McCain Derangement Syndrome: Team Obama blames Georgia on McCain?
Really guys, if you’re going to start blaming everything on McCain, you should at least wait until he takes office.
The disturbing discoveries of Obama’s connections don’t make Obama less palatable among whites because of skin color, but for cultural reasons. Obama, the metrosexual? And it looks like Soros is funding some of Obama’s Republicans.
And people really want to elect this guy?
Two friends just emailed this: Colin Powell says he’s not going to the Democrat convention. What he didn’t say is whether he’s endorsing Obama or not.
Media Lizzy has a dontgo update.
When Mamacita ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy: Drive-through etiquette: If you have to ask, it’s probably you.
To get to the drive-through, you’ll need gas, and for free gas, there’s a contest:
Yaacov Ben Moshe has an extraordinary post at Belly of the Beast, Birthday gift for a dead girl
You see, December 21st, four months and six days from Friday, will be the twentieth anniversary of her death. She died on Pan Am flight 103 when a charge of Semtex plastic explosive (supplied to Libya by the then communist country of Czechoslovakia, hidden in a radio and fused to a timer, some say, by Palestinian agents and smuggled onboard through lax security in Malta by a Libyan) blew a hole in the Boeing 747 causing it to disintegrate at altitude and smash into Lockerbie Scotland.
You must read every word.
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Via Gates of Vienna,
SPAIN: PARISH PRIEST ‘DISARMS’ SAINT, DEVOTEES REBEL (paragraph breaks added)
Saint James ‘the Moors killer’ – ‘matamoros’ according to the Spanish tradition – remained without sword, after the decision of the parish priest of the village of Nieva de Cameros, in the province of La Rioja, to eliminate the weapon clasped by the Saint’s statue, kept in the Church of Saint Martin.
But the decision did not appeal to everyone, so much so that in Spain a widespread controversy, which also appeared on the Web, has arisen. The nickname of ‘matamoros’, which designates the apostle Saint James (Santiago in Spanish) especially along the route of the Way of Saint James towards Santiago de Compostela, was given to the Saint because of the legend which spread during the Reconquest.
The legend says that in the year 859 the King of Galicia, Ordono I, while fighting with his soldiers against the Muslims, saw a knight on a white horse appear to his rescue; the knight launched into the battle and managed to defeat the enemy. Since then, Saint James the apostle has become a symbol of the Reconquest, depicted with the sword in hand on a white horse.
This decision [Ftr Jose’ Luis Fernandez’s] has divided the devotees of the parish church and has triggered also an inflamed and controversial debate on the Internet. To begin with, don Fernandez decided to ”disarm” Matamoros on July 25, on the occasion of the day of Santiago, patron Saint of the village: ”I did not approve of the fact that the statue would be carried in procession through the village brandishing the sword”, the priest told the media. The priest had prepared beforehand the devotees to the Saint’s radical change of image with a sermon focused on the fifth Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Kill. ”The sermon was also inspired by the sentence uttered by Jesus to the Apostle Peter: Put your sword in the scabbard,” don Fernandez explained. Then, after a quick survey among the village’s residents, the priest decided to remove the sword, embedded in the hand of the Saint through a jointed piece of iron, and to place it in front of the horse’s hoofs, ”so that, instead of representing a symbol of violence, it might be trampled and disowned by Santiago”, the priest remarked.
Thus Santiago, who has become the ex-Moors killer, appeared on the pages of the local newspapers. But he has stirred up also a lively debate on the Internet, where on the blog Urania, for instance, the disarmament is defined as ”a supreme act of violence” which responds ”to the migratory invasion of Europe by 30 million Muslims”. But the priest strenuously defended his decision: ”Santiago cannot be Matamoros, because he never killed anybody,” he said.
Father Pepe must be drinking deeply from the revisionist well.
Spanish blogger Urania titles her post VIOLENCIA CLERICAL CONTRA SANTIAGO MATAMOROS, clerical violence against Santiago, the ‘Son of Thunder’.
Mind you, disarming Santiago is a powerful symbollic gesture. There’s good reason for the debate – while the priest of that small parish disarmed Santiago, Santiago is the national patron of Spain and the subject of one of the most famous religious pilgrimages, the Camino de Santiago.
— Four female suicide bombers and a gunman killed at least 70 people and wounded almost 300 others during a string of attacks in central Baghdad and Kirkuk on Monday, officials said.
In Baghdad, three suicide bombers detonated their explosives in three locations within 30 minutes of each other. The attacks killed at least 32 people and wounded 102 others, most of them Shiite pilgrims, an Interior Ministry official said.
It was the second day attackers have targeted Shiite pilgrims taking part in an annual march to one of the Shiites’ holiest shrines
Phyllis Chesler writes,
Yesterday’s huge blasts in Iraq were carried out by four different women and few infidels were involved. These women continued the centuries-old feud between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. If anyone still believes that women are more compassionate than men, think about this: According to the International Herald Tribune,
“The second (female-launched) attack occurred inside a tent that provided shade and rest for female marchers. The female bomber walked into the tent, sat down and, according to a police official, Abu Ali, read the Koran with the women sitting inside. When she exited the tent, she left a bag behind, and moments later, it exploded. ”
The woman sat down and prayed with them and then sent them to their deaths.
These women were ideologically empowered, both politically and theologically, to commit violence. They saw nothing wrong with doing so–just as the families of their culture see nothing wrong with honor murders.
My friends: We are up against a formidable enemy who worships death, despises life, and lives only to fight. We must prove equal to the task.
This is a death cult, an ideology of death.
Make no mistake.
Dr Andrew Bostom is going to appear on Book TV next Sunday July 13, at 7:00 AM and Monday, July 14, at 1:00 AM Eastern to talk about his new book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History.
Dr. Bostom was my podcast guest last May, when we also talked about his book.
The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History is an anthology of unaltered and complete historical accounts on the subject from primary sources, and a must-read.