April 24, 2014
Ministry of Irony: The Death of Deso Dogg
Deso Dogg was a Muslim rapper in Germany who kept threatening war against everyone.Well played sir, well played.
The good news was that he didnít have to wait for it very long. The bad news is that another Jihadi jumped the gun.
Or dropped the bomb.
Hat Tip: B'emet Or.
Jewish Students At NYU Served With Eviction Notices
This has happened several times in the past at other universities, but the culprits are usually pro-Palestinian activists. It is disturbing, to say the least.
"Dorm Storming" is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers, including the frequency, number, and practice of such pre-demolition eviction notices is disputed, but thatís somewhat besides the point.
Students for Justice in Palestine frequently is the perpetrator of these dorm stormings, as happened at Northeastern University recently, resulting in SJP's suspension.
The point of sliding political flyers under dorm doors, rather than handing them out on the street as students enter and exit, is to intimidate students in their most vulnerable place, their bedroom, and at their most vulnerable time, while they sleep. That is why many if not most universities ban the practice.
Dolly Parton singing "Jolene":
Some of you may be saying, "WTF? That isn't Dolly!"
Well, it is. It's her 45 record slowed down to 33 revolutions per minute.
Not bad, eh?
Below the fold, 33 rpm's soul version of "Fortunate Son."Read More "Jolene"
The incongruity of the scene struck me as I handed Jeff a fresh bourbon. Details of his Socratic colloquy have long escaped my memory, but there were three or four guys and a girl or two in the college Republican group. This was one crucial factor in the toxic atmosphere: Jeffís intellectual challenge to the boys amounted to showing them up in front of their girlfriends. Standing behind Jeff, meanwhile, were Ace, Rusty and Attila, who had been trying to mediate or at least keep Jeff calm.If not for Ace they would have had to have Shackleford sit on Jeff, that would have done him in.
Just as it seemed that fisticuffs were inevitable, however, Ace made a clever sarcastic jab that suddenly evaporated all the tension. You could ask Ace what he said and maybe he would remember exactly, but it was sort of an inside joke about Jeffís rhetorical tactics.
Jeff burst out laughing hysterically and the frightening stand-off with the college Republican kids ended happily, although the kids certainly must have left wondering what it was all about.
U.S. Fails To Object; Iran Gets Seat On UN Women's Rights Commission
(Sure, let's give Iran a voice in the proper treatment of women!)
Another politically correct blow to human rights, with the current Administration culpable:
The Obama administration on Wednesday criticized Iran's election to the U.N.'s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - but neither the U.S. nor any other delegation objected when given the opportunity to do so, thus allowing Iran to get the seat "by acclamation."
Iran will now serve on the CSW, a body dealing with gender equality and the advancement of women, for another four-year term, having already been a member since 2011.
NY Imam OUTRAGED By 9/11
Swiping title from TROP...
A New York Imam is outraged by 9/11. Not by the terrorist attacks, but by a museum video that has the audacity to suggest the attacks were carried out by Muslims waging jihad.
A prominent Muslim cleric is ripping the 9/11 Memorial Museum for planning to show visitors a short film on terrorists that will "greatly offend" members of his faith. [...]
After attending a screening of the film - "The Rise of Al Qaeda" - the religious leader objected to how it called the terrorists "Islamists" and described their killer mission as "jihad."
How about greatly offending the victims of 9/11 by whitewashing the ideology of the attackers? Let's hope the museum doesn't cave to this political correctness.
In related news, Sharon Otterman of the New York Times reached out to Robert Spencer for his take on the terminology used in the short video. Spencer wrote:
It is not the museum's job either to indict or exonerate Islam. They should not go out of their way to depict Muslims mourning 9/11, unless it is part of a presentation showing all kinds of people mourning 9/11. The museum's job is to depict the events of 9/11 accurately. That is all. The idea that it has to show Muslims positively in order to offset the effects of showing what happened on that day is as absurd as saying that a museum about the Civil War should have a wing about how nice some Southern slaveowners were to their slaves, to offset anti-Southern feeling arising from the institution of slavery.
As for "militant jihadist" or "militant/radical Islamist," these are absurd formulations that reassure jittery multiculturalists that Islam is really a religion of peace at heart, no matter what jihad terrorists do in the name of Islam. They arise as a response to the quite successful campaign by Islamic supremacist groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations to tar any opposition to jihad terror as "hate," "bigotry" and even "racism." The museum should call the jihadis of 9/11 what they called themselves: jihadis. Mujahideen. Warriors in the cause of Islam.
Of course, the NYT article does not quote any Spencer's words. In fact, the NYT's article concludes with this ridiculous statement:
"What helps me sleep at night is I believe that the average visitor who comes through this museum will in no way leave this museum with the belief that the religion of Islam is responsible for what happened on 9/11," said [Joseph C.] Daniels, the president of the museum foundation. "We have gone out of the way to tell the truth."
If the museum leaves the impression that Islam was not, in any way, responsible for the events of 9/11, then the museum has failed. It has failed in presenting the truth, it has failed in informing visitors of the facts, and it has failed in honoring those who died as a result of the Islamic terrorist attacks.
April 23, 2014
Gun Control Ad FAIL
More evidence that gun control idiots have no clue how a gun works. Bloomberg's new anti-gun advertisement shows a weapon firing a bullet that includes the casing:
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Obviously, the morons who put this ad together simply googled "bullet" and then grabbed the first image that fit the color scheme. (The bullet image they used is currently in the third row.)
Below the fold, I redesigned their ad to better reflect the group that made it.
UPDATE: It looks like the original above is a parody. But I think my parody below the fold is still legitimate.Read More "Gun Control Ad FAIL"
April 22, 2014
Hammer Time: AQ Chief Bombmaker Killed
Al Qaeda's chief bombmaker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, is thought to be behind the design that went into the underwear bomber, Umar Farouk "Crispy Crotch" Abdulmutallab's, undetectable explosives. And we know how that "ingenious design" turned out? Sure, it had no metal parts and therefore could be easily passed through airline security but we're not half glass empty around here. Half glass full: the wearer now sings soprano and no one else was hurt.
I know, it's easy to laugh at al-Asiri and part of me says "hey, we should have let this guy live and keep blowing up more jihadis" if not for the likelihood that he would probably have kept improving the design of this and other devices over time. When the other side has no regard for human life, including the lives of their own foot soldiers, then failures like Abdulmutallab are viewed as human experiments in the furtherance of jihadi science. It's all fun and games as they prematurely detonate themselves all the way up until the point that they don't.
In any event, the other notable thing here is that al-Asiri and the 54 other jihadis killed in Yemen weren't droned -- a US special forces team took them out the old fashioned way. It's an interesting development. Since bin Laden was killed by SEALs a few years ago I can only think of one other time (offhand) that we've gone with boots on the ground rather than drones in the sky. That would be the SEAL raid last year into a Somali village which was nixed before the target was achieved. Am I missing any others?
Al-Asiri has been reported as killed before -- the last time in a drone strike -- but it turned out to be a false alarm. This time, at least if MSM reports are to believed, the remains were identified. The operators behind the hit are reported to have brought dogs with them to help them search through the hit zone and find remains, apparently to aid in identifying the targets. But maybe we got lucky and the dogs found survivors? Too bad Obama shut down our Black Sites and got rid of anything approaching harsh interrogation.
It's not clear that al-Asiri was even the primary target, for included among the dearly departed was also Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi, who just last week showed up in a propaganda video talking to close to one hundred jihadis in Yemen. And if we just killed 55 bad guys ... Let's see here, 100 - 55 = time to dig deep into the bench and go to al Qaeda's third stringers.
Reports indicate that a massive US military operation in Yemen on Saturday and Sunday killed well over 55 Al Qaeda terrorists. Among the dead reportedly is Ibrahim al-Asiri, the chief bombmaker of the terrorist organization.Now is the time at the Jawa that we dance!
A 4x4 truck which the 32-year-old al-Asiri was thought to be in was ambushed by US special forces over the weekend, according to the Daily Mail.
The US special forces, who were dropped in by helicopter, reportedly took position by the road and waited for the truck to arrive before showering it with a hail of bullets. While the occupants managed to fire back, all were killed in the barrage.
Thanks to Atomic Veteran.
April 21, 2014
FSA Captures Enemy Combatant
According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is "Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab."
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.
Since the picture appeared on Arabic social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian "rebels," while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.
Of course, those wondering what the jihadis have to gain from taking such a picture and making it public would do well to remember that these are the same "rebels" who decapitate people and wave their severed and bloodied heads in front of cameras while smiling; these are the same "freedom fighters" who literally eat their victims on camera.
Surely "teasing" an infidel toddler - a subhuman - with their rifles and sharing it with their sadistic comrades via the Internet for a "laugh" should not be too surprising?
As horrible as this abuse is, it may get worse. The Free Syria Army has a reputation for parading hostages and, later, killing them so they can film propaganda videos blaming Assad's army. I wouldn't be surprised if this poor child ends up victim in one of those videos.