Is the Taliban nearly beaten?

June 2, 2008

That’s what the Telegraph claims, but color me skeptical. With their increasingly secure havens over the border in what used to be Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, they have plenty of opportunity to rest and regroup.

Still, if true, it would be great.

Religion of Peace!

June 2, 2008

A suicide bomber hit the Danish embassy in Pakistan today, possibly in answer to the call from al Qaeda’s number-two psycho, Ayman al-Zawahiri:

Denmark has done her utmost to demonstrate her hostility towards the Muslims by repeatedly dishonoring our Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him salvation. I admonish and incite every Muslim who is able to do so to cause damage to Denmark in order to show your support for our Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him salvation, and to defend his esteemed honor. We prefer to live underground [i.e. dead] rather than accepting the limited response of boycotting Danish dairy products and goods.

Zawahiri is of course referring to the infamous "Muhammad cartoons," publication of which lead to public displays of peace and tolerance by members of the Religion of Peace and Tolerance(tm), such as rioting, killing, denunciations of free speech, and calls for the murder of the cartoonists.

This is the result of today’s act of religious devotion:


(courtesy: Telegraph)

That tarp covers just one of at least eight victims. The bomber wasn’t just following Zawahiri’s instructions, mind you, but seeking Allah’s promise of Paradise:

Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than Allah? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.

(Emphasis added.)


LINKS: More at Fausta’s blog, Jihad Watch, LGF, Hot Air, Power Line, and The Long War Journal.

RELATED: Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan (herself the object of death threats) on Islam. (Note: MEMRI’s video player seems to break my copy of Firefox, but works fine in IE.)

America is the greatest sin against God

June 2, 2008

Don’t take my word for it. Just listen to one of the Barack Obama’s "spiritual mentors," Father Michael Pfleger:


One questionable associate I can write off. But in recent months we’ve been treated to Tony "the fixer" Rezko, unrepentant former terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Reverend Jeremiah "Whitey created AIDS" Wright, and now Father Pfleger.

Okay, this is just a distraction from the quest for hope and change (and waffles), and it really doesn’t help Michelle’s children, but I have to ask:

At just what point can we question your judgment, O Prophet?

(hat tip: Hot Air)

LINKS: Burt Prelutsky adds Michelle Obama to the list of questionable associates.