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From NYT:

Two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain made inquiries about working in the United States, the FBI said Friday, and police said an Iraqi doctor arrested at Glasgow airport became the first person charged in the attacks.

Mohammed Jamil Asha , a doctor, and his wife, Marwa (right), a medical technician, were among those arrested. With them are his mother and son.


Mohammed Jamil Asha , a doctor, and his wife, Marwa (right), a medical technician, were among those arrested. With them are his mother and son.

An FBI spokeswoman said Mohammed Asha and another suspect had contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as first reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Asha, a Jordanian physician of Palestinian heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test for foreign medical school graduates, said the spokeswoman, Nancy O’Dowd.

”He was applying, (but) we don’t believe he took the test,” she said. She could not confirm the name of the second suspect to make inquiries.

Later, Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said police should charge 27-year-old Bilal Abdullah, an Iraqi-born physician arrested at Glasgow’s airport after a Jeep Cherokee he was allegedly traveling in rammed into a terminal building.

”I have now made the decision that there is sufficient evidence and authorized the charging of Bilal Abdullah with conspiracy to cause explosions following incidents in London and Glasgow,” said Susan Hemming, an anti-terrorism prosecutor.

More in The Gate:

An Iraqi doctor is the first suspect to be charged in attempting bombings in London and Glasgow, AP reports.

[…] BBC News has just obtained new video of the Glasgow crash; it contains graphic images.

From Forbes:

Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Britons to expect increased security measures to guard against more attacks, but he expressed confidence investigators were unraveling the group behind the bombing attempts in London and Glasgow.

“From what I know, we are getting to the bottom of this cell that has been responsible for what is happening,” Brown told British Broadcasting Corp.

Police have also searched a property in Cambridge.

British intelligence knew of suspects:

According to various British newspapers, several of those detained were on the databases of domestic intelligence agency MI5 as “people who knew people” that were under observation, according to unnamed government sources cited by the Daily Telegraph.
The Times also reported, citing unidentified security sources, that none of them were under surveillance as part of counter-terrorism operations.
Meanwhile, British media outlets carried comments from Canon Andrew White, who runs Baghdad’s only Anglican parish, in which he says a senior Al-Qaeda figure warned him back in April of plans to attack British targets, reportedly telling him “those who cure you will kill you.”
As evidence of the jittery situation back in Britain, meanwhile, London’s Heathrow Airport was closed for five hours, with thousands of passengers left stranded after police evacuated Terminal Four because of a suspect package.

Al-Qaeda links to terror plot:

British intelligence services also believe that the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow bear the fingerprints of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Intelligence sources tell CBS News that the people behind the attempts were directly recruited by Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, the present leader of the terror group’s Iraq franchise.
Sources say that al-Muhajir recruited people for the plot between 2004 and 2005, while they were living in the Middle East, upon orders from then-al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
Al-Muhajir was told to recruit young men who could easily move into Western countries, assimilate and lay low until the time came to attack. Britain has a fast-track visa program for medical students which makes it easier for them to enter the country.
The belief that this small cell of militants was recruited purposely by a major terror organization for their specific qualifications differentiates the group from the cell of “homegrown” attackers who were behind the bloody July 7, 2005 attack that left 52 people dead on London’s transport network.

Some days ago, I linked to an article in The Observer by , an ex-Jihadist belonging to Al-Muhajiroun, who said that Jihadis laugh when Western politicians blamed terrorism on Western countries’ foreign policy (more today by Sugiero). Well, we have it again…:

Bilal Abdulla, one of the two doctors arrested after a blazing Jeep Cherokee rammed into the Glasgow Airport terminal on Saturday, is a deeply religious Iraqi who was angry that his prominent Sunni family “lost everything” following the 2003 invasion led by the United States and Britain, according to a close family member.

“He was hurt by the destruction of his family’s property in Iraq,” the relative said during a 2 1/2 -hour interview in Cambridge, England. “I think he wanted to be a martyr. He wanted to send out a message to withdraw troops from Iraq. He wanted to cause chaos and fear; he didn’t want to kill people. He fears God, and all he wanted to do was die.”

Yeah, right. There are no other ways to protest against democratic decisions of a sovereign country than to explode bombs but no… he did not want to hurt/kill anyone, he wanted to die only… So the bombs, what were they? Haagen Dazs chocolate ice-cream? Or French baguettes? Or Spanish horchata de chufa?

No, he has been charged of “unlawfully and maliciously conspiring with others to cause explosions of a nature likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property in the United Kingdom” under the 1883 Explosive Substances Act. Exactly the kind of thing someone does without the intention of killing/hurting anyone. And…:

Police in Australia have also seized computers and other material as well as interviewing and subsequently releasing four doctors. A fifth doctor was also being questioned.

About Australian links click here:

Doctors as possible terrorists
“There seems to be some surprise that educated people such as medical professionals could become terrorists. However, a terrorist is a cognitive creation. People are not born terrorists and extreme behaviour does not depend on education or wealth. You can have extreme beliefs no matter whether you are a doctor, a religious person or a politician.”

More in MSNBC:

The seized computers had been used to communicate with Haneef, Keelty said. Haneef, who moved from the United Kingdom last year to take a hospital job in Gold Coast city in Queensland, is related to one of seven suspects in custody Britain, Saleeb Ahmed. The pair worked together at Halton Hospital in northern England in 2005.

Keelty said search warrants were executed at two others premises in Western Australia, which he did not identify.

Medical officials said Thursday that Ahmed, 26, and a second suspect in the British plot, Lebanese doctor Khalid Ahmed, 27, had unsuccessfully applied for medical jobs in the Western Australia public hospital system in the past two years.

State police, working with their federal counterparts, had interviewed four men overnight in connection with the investigation, seizing computers and communication equipment, state Police Deputy Commissioner Murray Lampard said.

You can also read Right Truth.

At the same time:

LONDON, July 5 — A 23-year-old Moroccan-born computer whiz who helped recruit suicide bombers for the al-Qaeda in Iraq insurgent group was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in the latest case to illustrate Britain’s struggles to contain the spread of Islamic radicalism. Two collaborators were also sentenced.image

Younis Tsouli, who described himself online as a terrorist James Bond, pleaded guilty to running a network of Web sites filled with al-Qaeda beheading videos and other propaganda from his home in London. Prosecutors accused him of acting as an electronic conduit between al-Qaeda in Iraq and militants from around the world looking for a way to volunteer for missions.

He actually served as a kind of travel agent, setting up suicide bombers with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi,” a top insurgent leader who was killed in a U.S. airstrike last year, said Evan F. Kohlmann, a New York-based private counterterrorism analyst who testified at the trial as a consultant for Scotland Yard. “He represents an unusual phenomenon: someone who is homegrown, who lives in the West, and has managed to make that jump into the world of real terrorism.”

And what these affable-peaceful guys were doing? [Also ugly… smile_sick]

A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site.
Police found details of the discussions on a site run by one of a three-strong “cyber-terrorist” gang.
They were discovered at the home of Younis Tsouli, 23, Woolwich Crown Court in south-east London heard.

Cool, ehh? And sympathetic these lads… smile_whatchutalkingabout

So we wouldn’t be totally surprised to hear former Imam Sam Solomon saying this:

A former Imam is warning that extremists are aiming to establish sharia law in the UK – and that Britain has become the world ‘number one target’ for Islamic strategists.
He writes: ‘The UK is the number one target of Islamic strategies in the West (because) the former British Empire controlled some of the largest Muslim communities. Immigrants from these countries… have taken full advantage of Britain’s liberal politics.’

A very good reasoning: 100 years ago, Great Britain was an empire. When it ceases of being so, Muslims from former colonies launch an attack against it.

Logic, what this people need is to have an Aristotelian logic class. Their reasoning fails always to cope with logical requirements.

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Yes, I have been thinking about this for a long time. Why we are so interested in killing our own way of life? The problem are not the enemies, but the false friends: those people who try to cave into the desires of the worst sort of people, mainly remarked enemies of Western principles and way of life.

Chávez and the Western propaganda:

Investor’s Business Daily chronicled Chavez’s troubles from the Bush tour, first describing Chavez’s early effort to hit Bush with nasty street protests in a bid to direct cameras away from the visiting U.S. president, and ‘seize the message. That didn’t work, so his next move was to launch of a ‘shadow tour’ to his allies, in a further effort to draw attention from Bush. The ‘shadow tour’ didn’t go according to plan and worse yet, made him look ridiculous. Instead of getting spontaneous adoring masses and media coverage, Chavez was repeatedly described – from Argentina to Mexico – as a spurned boyfriend stalking Bush, unable to handle his quiet rejection. After that, Chavez watched as his own allies distanced themselves from him, just as it was getting obvious that success was building in President Bush’s own tour.

[…] In waltzed Walters, possibly ignorant of all this going on (to be charitable), and just thrilled to crow to U.S. viewers about her new interview ‘catch.’ But not only did Walters give Chavez a platform to improve his image – something Chavez had been trying hard to do in the last few days, she piled on the usual claptrap from the Chavez propaganda machine about Chavez’s wonderful generosity to the poor in both Venezuela and the U.S.

[…] As for Venezuela’s battered citizens who have borne the brunt of Chavez’s disastrous dictatorship, Walters had only a brief, terse segment showing three unnamed (why?) young men seated against a hard wall, trying to explain that their future had been robbed, their security was at stake, their democracy had become dictatorship and their only recourse was to flee the country. Only two spoke, and between them, got about two sentences in to Walters’ interviewer. However, the sloppy cutting of the filmed segment showed they had tried to elaborate but were cut off. Walters quickly shot past the few seconds of that segment, never returning to it, to move on to much longer and far more colorful spreads about the wonders of chavismo, calling Venezuela “a land of contrasts.”

Well, the exodus of the ordinary able for exit people has begun and it’s really growing. Read the interview to Gustavo Coronel, ex-President of Venezuelan Oil National Company: “Young people flees from Venezuela because they are searching a society in which they can grow as individuals“.

See also Babalu Blog.

If you want to read more about Chávez, read my posts: Is Venezuela rationing food?, London is going to get foreign aid, Venezuela to Al-Qaeda: do not menace us, we are anti-Imperialists!, AlQaeda in South America.

Britain: A school production of Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs has turned the heroes into three little puppies for fear of offending Muslims. Thanks to An Englishman’s Castle, MNM and The Lone Voice. According to latest news, they have already being changed back into piggies again. What surprises me of these kind of decisions, is the lack of understanding and of really being convinced of the higher moral principles Western democracy has. It’s good not to offend but no one has a right not to be offended. I agree totally with this:

Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, said: “My view is that the people responsible for this are completely bonkers. It is the type of political correctness which makes people’s blood boil. “As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands.”

If you read the link from The Lone Voice, we can see that:

Education chairman Clr Jim Dodds has said: “The decision to ban the pigs was made by well-meaning people – but it was the wrong decision. Let’s stick with the traditions“.

A spokesman for the British Muslim Association said: “It is wrong when people try to decide what Muslims think, without ever asking for their opinions.”

Observe that this spokesman is just conisdering that the rest of the world should ask him for an opinion. That is obviously not correct: Muslims can give their opinions but that doesn’t mean they are going to be obeyed or even taken into consideration.

But, that being clear, what he says points out another malaisse of Western countries, malaisse which can be summed up in the Spanish maxima “Eres más papista que el Papa” or “You are more papist that the Pope himself”.

Again from England, but this time from A Tangled Blog:

The University of Leeds has has cancelled a lecture on “Islamic anti-Semitism” by a German academic. Matthias Köntzel arrived at the university yesterday morning to begin a three-day programme of lectures and seminars, but was told that it had been called off on “security grounds”.

A historical reflection about the birth of multiculturalism in Britain by Pub Philosopher. A MUST READ!

Australia: The American Thinker writes about Mufti Sheikh Taj Aldin al-Hilali:

Al-Hilali outraged Australians last fall by describing women as “uncovered meat,” and in January compounded their furor when he claimed that Muslims had more right to the country than the “Anglo-Saxon” heirs to Australia’s convict ancestors. On March 12, al-Hilali spokesman Keysar Trad brazenly baited politicians to stop using Muslims as a “political football.”

In October 2006, after al-Hilali’s misogynist sermon at west Sydney’s Lakemba mosque, Prime Minister John Howard criticized him and other politicians demanded his dismissal and deportation. Egyptian-born al-Halali has been in that position before, however: after spewing anti-Jewish hatred at the University of Sydney in 1988, deportation proceedings began. But under Muslim pressure, in 1990, Australia granted him citizenship.

[…] Some Muslims rebuked him: Darulfatwa (Australia’s Islamic High Council) called al-Hilali an ill-respected, “divisive figure” and asked the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) running the Lakemba mosque to fire him. The Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) also sought “sending [al-Hilali] out to an early pasture.”

This is a very interesting thing: he had fulfilled every condition to be deported and yet he was not, because of Muslim pressure. The problem is that this kind of pressure is being used now to achieve the same effect:

With the al-Hilali camp’s latest political announcement, Australia’s radical Muslims have also announced their strategy to again leverage multiculturalism and Western guilt for their advantage. This time, they’re fighting Christians along with the politicians: Christian Democratic Party leader, Rev. Fred Nile, called Monday for a 10-year moratorium on Muslim immigration to Australia, in favor of Christians fleeing Islamic persecution–which not incidentally goes largely uncovered, in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Pakistan.

But failing a massive Christian campaign on the issue, Muslim pressure again looks ascendant in Australia, and al-Hilali highly unlikely to be sent packing for good. After all, the country’s parliamentary multicultural affairs minister recently assured the public that a government-sponsored Islamic center will produce moderate imams.

See the problem? The Muslim voices against this Imam, though existent, as the link from The American Thinker show, are not the supported by the own Government and society. So this Imam and his supporters, who only want to change open Western society into a “land of Islam”, where women would be considered as meat, Christians and Jews as pigs and monkeys and so on. So the failing of society -more worrying even than the Government- to confront this kind of attitudes is the key to the question. Remember Sparta was not taken but by a traitor? This is just the same…

An important example of Westerner-who-hates-West is, without doubt, London major, Ken Livingstone. While he receives in audience Yusuf Al-Qaradawi – who has called for the killing of Jews, approves suicide bombings and excuses the Muslim punishments proscribed for homosexuals – and kisses with Chávez, he is a Jewis-hater and a Palestinian-lover…, he has had to acknolwedge that in London, anti-Jewish attacks have risen 30%. But for that, he has waited 3 weeks after the report in which that numbers were published. And, when the London Jewish Forum has invited him to discuss it, he has sent Lee Jasper, Senior Advisor on race relations and policing, John Ross, Director of Economic and Business policy and Simon Fletcher, the Chief of Staff. He has time to see al-Qaradawi but not to see the people who are attacked. More respect and worry for the people who, at least, are menacing than for the menaced and hurt.

Belgium: From Brussels Journal via Blogbis.

Worried immigrants told Ms. Uijt den Bogaard what was happening. On the basis of their accounts and her own experiences she wrote (confidential) reports for the city authorities about the growing radicalization. This brought her into conflict, both with the Islamists and her bosses in the city. The city warned her that her reports were unacceptable, that they read like “Vlaams Belang tracts” (the Vlaams Belang is Antwerp’s anti-immigrant party) and that she had to “change her attitude.” The Islamists sensed that she disapproved of them. They might also have been informed, because there are Muslims working in the city administration. One day, when she was accompanied by her superior, she was attacked by a Muslim youth. Her superior refused to interfere. When she questioned him afterward he said that all the animosity toward her was her own fault.”

In the end she was fired. She is unemployed at the moment and gets turned away whenever she applies for another job as a civil servant. Last week, she learned that city authorities have given the job of integration officer, whose task it is to supervise 25 Antwerp mosques, to one of the radical Salafists. Meanwhile, the latter have threatened her with reprisals if she continues to speak out.”

See? Again it happens the same: some Salafists –with money– arrive and began changing Western way of life. When someone decides to speak the truth, not only the “city” -so the Western authorities- do not support her -even if she is receiving death threats and had been actually attacked-, but they fire her and they employ a Salafist in her job!! But the most important thing is that the people who were worried about the new situation were immigrants, not nationals!!

I think critics of Islamofascists, or even of Islam, are not critisizing the ones who are really the culprits of the Islamofascist invasion: the Trojan horses who hate, even more than the Islamofascists, a very important part of our culture. And it is very important to note that, according to Homer, the 10-year bloody Trojan war ended only because of the Trojan horse. Trojans received it as a gift from the gods, and it was: but from the Greek god Poseidon, not from the Trojan’s.

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I have found it at Right Truth:

Global Warming Caused by Lack of Faith in Allah.

A LEADING Muslim cleric has blamed the devastating drought, climate change and pollution on Australians’ lack of faith in Allah.

Radical sheik Mohammed Omran told followers at his Brunswick mosque that out-of-control secular scientific values had caused environmental disaster.

“The fear of Allah is not there. So we have now a polluted earth, a polluted water, a wasteland,” he told a meeting this year.

“What are the people now crying for? The prophet told you hundreds of years ago, ‘Look after the water’.”

A Sunday Herald Sun investigation also found clerics railing against “evil” democracy, vilifying Jews and Christians and encouraging jihad and polygamy.

And in a popular DVD selling locally, a foreign sheik exhorts Muslims to take control of Australia by out-breeding non-believers.

Related posts: More hypocrites.


Lo traduzco porque parece de risa pero no lo es tanto…

Un importante clérigo musulmán considera que la causa del “calentamiento global, el cambio del clima y la polución de los australianos” está en la falta de fe en Alá.

El clérigo radical Mohammed Omram dijo a sus seguidores en una mezquita e Brunswick que los valores científicos sin control habían causado el desastre medioambiental.

El miedo a Alá no está ahí. Así que tenemos una tierra polucionada, un agua polucionada, una tierra echada a perder“, dijo en un meeting este año.

“¿Por qué la gente está llorando? El profeta os lo dijo hace muchos cientos de años: “Mirad por el agua” “.

Y luego continúa con las expresiones a las que ya nos tienen acostumbrados:

Una investigación del periódico Sunday Herald Sun también descubrió que los clérigos se manifestaban contra la democracia “del demonio”, vilifican a judíos y cristianos y estaban animando a [participar en la] jihad y en la poligamia.

En un popular DVD que se vende localmente, un jeque extranjero exhorta a los musulmanes a tomar control de Australia reproduciéndose más que los no-creyentes.

A mí este clérigo me suena a los que mucho llamar a la destrucción de Occidente pero luego no paran de decir que no quieren ni atados que los deporten/seguir viviendo en sus “países de origen“.

Me gustaría que Al Gore diera su opinión sobre este nuevo apoyo ;D.

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Tensions over North Korea's missile program escalated sharply Monday as Japan, Australia and New Zealand joined Washington in warning the communist state not to test an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say could reach parts of the United States.
The 35-meter, or 115-foot, Taepodong- 2 missile stands ready to take off from Musudan-Ri, a remote village on the northeast coast of North Korea, after engineers completed loading liquid fuel into its rocket boosters, said The New York Times and other media in dispatches from Washington and Seoul.
A success would provide the strongest indication yet that North Korea was developing the capacity to deliver chemical, biological or perhaps nuclear warheads to targets as far away as the continental United States.
Such a development would drastically increase international concerns over the regime's arsenal and its potential for working with terrorist groups.
"Even now, we hope that they will not do this," Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan said Monday. "But if they ignore our views and launch a missile, then the Japanese government, consulting with the United States, would have to respond harshly."
J. Thomas Schieffer, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, said in Tokyo that Washington would seek action by the UN Security Council if there was a missile test.
"I think sanctions would have to be considered, but I wouldn't want to describe what actions we might take," Schieffer said. "I think we would regard it as a very, very serious matter, worthy of discussion and worthy of action by the Security Council."
Australia, one of the few Western counties with diplomatic relations with North Korea, said it had summoned the North Korean ambassador in Canberra and warned against a test.
"North Korea would be gravely mistaken if it thinks that a missile test would improve its bargaining position in the six-party talks," Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. New Zealand's new envoy to North Korea will state her country's opposition to a test when she presents her credentials later this week in Pyongyang, said Foreign Minister Winston Peters.
In Seoul, South Korea's governing Uri Party urged North Korea to "not put its friend in danger" by testing a missile. The missile test could also thwart a planned trip by the former president, Kim Dae Jung, who wants to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang this summer. In the past week, Washington and Tokyo have repeatedly urged Pyongyang to act rationally. But China and South Korea have so far appeared to employ quiet diplomacy.

– Asia – Pacific – International Herald Tribune

UPDATE: South Korea says the test is not a sure thing


"Under the current circumstances, it is hard to predict whether NorthKorea will fire the missile or not," said a ruling party spokesman.

Spokesman Woo Sang-Ho said senior government officials for security andforeign affairs had briefed leaders of the ruling party and weresceptical about media reports of an imminent launch.

"We are also concerned that groundless (media) speculation may causeanxieties that are out of proportion to reality," he said. "We hope themedia will avoid such overblown reports."

"But South Korea remains deeply concerned about preparations for any launch, which has triggered jitters in Asia and drawn sharp warnings from Washington and Tokyo.

Are they contradicting or is it just my Spanish brain the one who sees the contradiction? So they say there is no reason to suspect there is going to be a launch yet they are worried that a launch could actually happen. Then why they are NOW worried about A launch?

And why on earth the MSM cannot report on what it's happening? So they are worried about A POSSIBLE launch and the MSM cannot report over it? I am amazed…

You can see the Strata-Sphere, the Glittering Eye, the English Guy,Wizbang,Roger L. Simon ;), New England Republican,

UPDATE: Captain's Quarters (go and read it, very important as ever) reports the US has activated its missile defense systems while trying "to keep our moves from being unnecessarily provocative". He gives a descryption of the missile we are talking about:

The Taepodong-2 missile has Alaska in easy reach for a direct targeting profile. Depending on the configuration used, however, the Taepodong-2 can hit targets in the continental US using a ballistic polar route for its flight. The pending launch has the US and Japan on high alert. Without a doubt, if the rocket fires, the US will have no choice but to respond in some forceful manner — and if we're lucky, it will only be a successful demonstration of the missile defense system.

And also in US missile system, which "remains a work in progress". He also adds that America should prepare for war with North Korea.

Everything depends on the side China takes. But I doubt China wants a war so near its frontier and with so little to gain. I really think North Korea is nothing more than a puppet from China. And China will use it. Especially now that looks like the needs for only are going to rise by 50% by 2030, especially from India and China. I think he is going to manouvre it to gain more energy supplies, just as has done with Sudan.

UPDATE 2: Public Secrets has an hilarious post about the present situation:

I guess Kim Jong Il, the lunatic dictator Dear Leader of North Korea, must be feeling lonely these days, with all the world paying attention to Iraq, Iran, and al Qaeda plots to use poison gas in the New York City subways. Just like he's done before when he feels the world isn't taking him seriously, he rattles his sabers and causes some mini-crisis to get attention. This time, he may get his fingers burned.

😉 Even if the problem is not to laugh (the situation in N.Korea is horrible for the people), we can laugh about Kim Il Jon.

UPDATE 3: For information about the activation of the missiles defense shield, read here and here, from Flap's Blog.

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