discussions with community leaders of several faiths, including a
of CAIR's Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, TSA officials have accepted a
to the August 4 policy. According to the updated policy, Muslim women
who wear a head cover
that is attached to the contour of the head, with no space between the
scarf and the head,
should not be subjected to a secondary screening. That style of cover
is worn by the majority
of Muslim women who wear scarves.”
a radical departure from past positions, CAIR is now calling on
government agents to profile Muslims…in order to provide them special
rights denied to non-Muslims.
Additionally, CAIR has signaled its Islamist terrorist masters that
Muslim women are now America’s newest privileged protected class and
that they are now the perfect venue to smuggle unauthorized items
aboard American airliners.
What could be the possible results
of this latest appeasement of radical Islam?
- A piece of sharpened carbon fiber, form-fitted to the head and
covered with a scarf.
- A plastic letter-opener secreted in the folds.
- Any number of items, such as malleable plastic explosives, that
could be formed to the contours of the head.
(Let us not forget that there was time when the idea that an airliner
could be taken over with a box cutter was laughable).
After 9/11, is
Leaving aside the obvious security implications of this new policy,
what about the rights of other travelers?
- How will Mennonites, Jews, and other faiths that wear
head-coverings react to the idea that they are to be subjected to
searches that Muslims are excused from?
- The first amendment to the Constiitution demands that all faiths
be treated equally under the law; how does this square with government
employees giving preferential treatment to Muslims?
- How will the airport inspectors determine someone is a
Muslim? (Will they ask? Will Muslim travelers be provided a
Muslim-only ID card? Will there be Muslim-only lines at the
airport? We already have Muslim-only foot baths at some airports,
is it really a stretch to call for Muslim-only lines?) Will
they...dare we say it….”profile” Muslims?
line: CAIR is approving of the TSA PROFILING
How much more appeasement
are we going to stand for before we realize that radical Islam is not
only making us second-class citizens in our own country, but that we
are tripping all over ourselves to help them do it?
CAIR and their terrorist
masters must certainly see this turn of events
as nothing more than another example of Americans surrendering to the
fist of radical Islam ...
What pleasant surprise. Frankly, I'm relieved that Prof Bollinger hands Ahmadinejad his hatred on a silver platter. The Prof slices and dices and makes mounds and mounds of evidence that Ahmadinejad is a "petty and cruel dictator" I still think he shouldn't be allowed in this country. As I said before, if allowed in, he shouldn't be allowed to leave. Hold him hostage for ...oh, I don't know... 444 days? But while he is here, let's give him what for.
During this part I broke out the pom-poms, "hold his feet to the fire, he's holocaust denier!"
19, had a white computer circuit board and wiring over a black hooded
sweat shirt she was wearing, said State Police Maj. Scott Pare, the
commanding officer at the airport.
"She said that it was a piece
of art and she wanted to stand out on career day," Pare said at a news
conference. "She claims that it was just art, and that she was proud of
the art and she wanted to display it."
Simpson was charged with
possessing a hoax device. A not guilty plea was entered at her
arraignment in East Boston District Court and she was released on $750
She could face up to five years in prison or a $5,000 fine, if convicted.
"I'm shocked and appalled that somebody would wear this type of device to an airport," Pare said.
was "extremely lucky she followed the instructions or deadly force
would have been used," Pare said. "She's lucky to be in a cell as
opposed to the morgue."
Simpson is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore from Hawaii.
The battery-powered rectangular device had nine flashing lights, Pare said. Simpson also had Play-Doh in her hands, he said.
phrases "Socket to me" and "Course VI" were written on the back of her
sweat shirt, which authorities displayed to the media. Course VI
appears to be a reference to MIT's major of electrical engineering and
During the hearing, Simpson smiled as she
entered wearing a T-shirt and sandals. Prosecutor Wayne Margolis had
requested $5,000 bail, saying Simpson showed "a total disregard to
understand the context of the situation she is in, which is an airport
Ross Schreiber, a public defender appointed to
represent Simpson, said his client was not a risk to flee if released,
and was a good student with no prior convictions. Simpson cooperated
with authorities and had gone to the airport to meet her boyfriend," he
"She was there for legitimate purposes," he said.
man who identified himself as Simpson's boyfriend attended the hearing,
but declined to answer questions about the airport incident.
posting bail, Simpson initially stepped out of the courthouse, saw
reporters and returned to the building. Later, she left with her
boyfriend into a waiting taxi, ignoring reporters' questions.
was a member of MIT's swimming and diving team in 2006, according to
the team's Web site, which lists her hometown as Kihei, Hawaii.
MIT spokeswoman Greg Frost released a brief statement Friday afternoon.
is cooperating fully with the State Police in the investigation of an
incident at Logan Airport this morning involving Star Simpson, a
sophomore at MIT. As reported to us by authorities, Ms. Simpson's
actions were reckless and understandably created alarm at the airport."
She was arrested about 8 a.m. outside Terminal C, home to United Airlines, Jet Blue and other carriers.
Massachusetts Port Authority staffer manning an information booth in
the terminal became suspicious when Simpson -- wearing the device --
approached to ask about an incoming flight, Pare said. She did not
respond when the employee asked her about the device she was wearing,
so the employee repeated the question, police said.
then said the device was artwork and left the counter and walked around
the terminal area, causing some employees to leave the building in
fear, police said.
Simpson then walked outside, and the information booth attendant notified a nearby trooper.
The trooper, joined by others with submachine guns, confronted her at a traffic island in front of the terminal.
was immediately told to stop, to raise her hands and not to make any
movement, so we could observe all her movements to see if she was
trying to trip any type of device," Pare said. "Had she not followed
the protocol, we might have used deadly force."
Pare said Simpson took a subway to the airport, but he was not sure if she had the device on at that time.
told authorities she was at the airport to greet her boyfriend arriving
on a flight from Oakland. Authorities verified information as to the
name of the passenger she was greeting, and said he had already left
"She did seem a bit upset that she was in custody.
However, she was rational, and she did answer all questions as
required," Pare said.
Pare, of the state police, praised the
booth attendant but said the incident is a reminder of the terrorism
threat confronting the civil aviation system. Two of the four passenger
jets hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, took off from Logan.
day and age, the threat continues to be there," said Pare. "She
certainly jeopardized her own safety by bringing this to the airport,
as well as the safety of everybody around her."
The city was the
focus of a major security scare Jan. 31 when dozens of battery-powered
devices were discovered in various locations. Bomb squads were
deployed, and highways, bridges and some transit stations were
temporarily closed. They turned out to be a promotion for cable TV's
I say let him in, just don't let him leave. What better pay back for the '79 Hostage Crisis?
Drudge: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will not press his plan -- just
denied by New York City Police for security reasons -- to visit Ground
Zero in New York City, he tells 60 MINUTES' Scott Pelley in an
exclusive interview conducted today in Iran. The Iranian leader says
he's "amazed" and skeptical that most Americans view his visit there as
insulting as his intention was only to show respect. The interview will
be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday Sept. 23 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on
the CBS television Network.
An excerpt from the interview follows:
PELLEY: Mr. President, do you intend to press your request to visit the World Trade Center site?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, it was included in my program. If we have the time and the conditions are conducive, I will try to do that.
PELLEY: But the New York Police Department and others do not appear to want you there. Do you intend to go there anyway?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, over there, local officials need to make the necessary coordinations. If they can't do that, I won't insist.
PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the
most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known
that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?
PELLEY: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a
terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known
that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many
AHMADINEJAD: Well, I'm amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?
PELLEY: Well, the American nation--
AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you're a reporter. The
American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different
points of view over there.
CAIR, the unindicted co-conspirators with Hamas, have joined with their favorite group, the ACLU, to sue the FBI
to release records of their surveillance of Muslims….regardless and not
even caring of what consequences this could bring about.
The ACLU and Muslim advocacy groups sued the FBI and the
Justice Department on Tuesday, alleging that authorities failed to turn
over records detailing suspected surveillance of the Muslim-American
The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, alleges
that the FBI has turned over only four pages of documents to community
leaders, despite a Freedom of Information Act request filed more than a
The request sought records that described FBI guidelines and
policies for surveillance and investigation of Muslim religious
organizations, as well as specific information about FBI inquiries
targeting 11 groups or people.
The lawsuit states that all the plaintiffs—who include some of the
most prominent Muslim leaders in California—have reason to believe they
have been investigated by the FBI since January 2001.
“It sends a message that Muslim-Americans have been, and continue to
be, cooperating with law enforcement, but they’re concerned there might
be a disproportionate focus … on their religious practices,” said
Ranjana Natarajan, an ACLU attorney.
One plaintiff, Shakeel Syed, said that his organization and others
have spent three years building a relationship with the FBI but that
the agency’s resistance to the request was troubling. “I think it is in
the best interests of the government to come clean and be transparent
and forthright,” said Syed, executive director of the Islamic Shura
Council of Southern California. “This is a credibility issue.” …
The FBI responded to the request first by saying it couldn’t
identify any records that met the criteria requested. After an appeal,
the agency turned over four pages that dealt with the Council of
American- Islamic Relations and Hussam Ayloush, the council’s executive
director for Southern California.
Those documents dealt with a suspected hate crime at a mosque that
the council had reported to the FBI and a conversation Ayloush had with
an FBI agent about cooperating with federal law enforcers, Natarajan
Not mentioned is that these “prominent Muslim leaders in California”
are affiliated with CAIR, and that CAIR is an unidicted co-conspirator
with Hamas. I hope they are being watched by the FBI! I sure hope
America wakes up BEFORE its too late.
I'm not a graphic novel reader myself, but this looks interesting.
JW: The main character in The Infidel, the upcoming graphic novel by the ex-Muslim Bosch Fawstin, is another ex-Muslim cartoonist. The one who is a character in the book creates "Pigman," a ruthless counter-jihad superhero, as a response to 9/11. His creating the Pigman comic book brings him face to face with the enemy: his born-again Muslim brother, who has become a jihadist.
Here is Pigman's principal enemy, SuperJihad.
All Venezuelan schools, both public and private, must submit to state
inspectors enforcing the new educational system. Those that refuse will
be closed and nationalized, Chavez said.
What if those kids want a mind of their own?
"We must train socially minded people to help the community, and
that's why the revolution's socialist program is being implemented,"
said Zulay Campos, a member of a Bolivarian State Academic Commission
that evaluates compliance with academic guidelines.
"If they attack us because we're indoctrinating, well yes, we're
doing it, because those capitalist ideas that our young people have —
and that have done so much damage to our people — must be eliminated,"
Those darned kids and their free market ideas!
But seriously, how long before Chavez imposes a "Cultural Revolution", or some other such nonsense that leads to a mass graves?
Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence,
says in testimony prepared for a Tuesday congressional hearing that a
law passed last month expanding the U.S. government's eavesdropping
power is needed to protect not just against terrorists but also against
more traditional potential adversaries, such as those two Cold War foes.
"China and Russia's foreign intelligence services are among the most
aggressive in collecting against sensitive and protected U.S. systems,
facilities and development projects, and their efforts are approaching
Cold War levels," McConnell says in his testimony. "Foreign
intelligence information concerning the plans, activities and
intentions of foreign powers and their agents is critical to protect
the nation and preserve our security."