Truther mosque?

September 13, 2010

Well, isn’t that interesting? The Imam who wants to build a mosque community center rabat at Ground Zero in order to build bridges of understanding and religious tolerance is closely associated with an Islamic 9-11 Truther:

In his interview with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on Wednesday, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf defended his plans to build a mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero, saying “You cannot heal a trauma by walking away from it. We have to sit down. We have to talk about it. We have to dialogue about it and find a way to move through it and beyond it.”

But a trove of videos and writings available on the Internet shows that a longtime partner of Rauf believes the 9/11 terror attacks were “an inside job” by U.S. government and corporate interests, the Investigative Project on Terrorism found.

Faiz Khan, a physician who claims to have been a first responder after the September 11 attacks, is a founding member of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth and is on the advisory board of the Muslims for 9/11 Truth. In an essay on the Alliance’s website, he argued that “the prime factor for the success of the criminal mission known as 9/11 did not come from the quarter known as ‘militant Islam’ although the phenomenon known as ‘militant Islamic networks’ may have played a partial role, or even a less than partial role – perhaps the role of patsy and scapegoat.”

Be sure to read the rest. The more that comes out about the background of those behind the project, the more I think it just isn’t going to happen.

Via The Weekly Standard

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Gangster government in action

September 13, 2010

I wrote last week about HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ threat to put companies that criticize ObamaCare out of business by denying them access to the state-controlled health-insurance markets that begin in 2014. That same day, Michael Barone, who I believe coined the words “thugocracy” and “gangster government” to describe the Obama Administration, weighs in:

“Congress shall make no law,” reads the First Amendment, “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”

Sebelius’ approach is different: “zero tolerance” for dissent.

The threat to use government regulation to destroy or harm someone’s business because they disagree with government officials is thuggery. Like the Obama administration’s transfer of money from Chrysler bondholders to its political allies in the United Auto Workers, it is a form of gangster government.

“The rule of law, or the rule of men (women)?” economist Tyler Cowen asks on his marginalrevolution.com blog. As he notes, “Nowhere is it stated that these rate hikes are against the law (even if you think they should be), nor can this ‘misinformation’ be against the law.”

According to Politico, not a single Democratic candidate for Congress has run an ad since last April that makes any positive reference to Obamacare. The First Amendment gives candidates the right to talk — or not talk — about any issue they want.

But that is not enough for Sebelius and the Obama administration. They want to stamp out negative speech about Obamacare. “Zero tolerance” means they are ready to use the powers of government to threaten economic harm on those who dissent.

I’ve noted before that Barack Obama seems to have a problem with freedom of speech. Apparently Secretary Sebelius has that problem, too.

EDIT: I shortened the quote to remove some redundant information.


In search of: People of Color

September 13, 2010

If you listen to the mainstream media narrative, the Tea Party movement is a Whites-only affair, the second coming of the angry white man, and a thinly disguised Klan revival. To find out the truth behind this, Bob Parks went on the scene at the Tea Party rally in Washington D.C. Here’s what he found:

Weird. I thought sure he’d find some.

via Big Journalism

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


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