A pair of “honor killings” in Texas

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2008 by cfloridauac

A pair of “honor killings” in Texas Updated: The girls were scared of their dad Additional updates

posted at 6:06 pm on January 2, 2008 by Bryan on Hotair.com


The girls were 17 and 18, named Sarah and Amina, and police in the affluent Dallas suburb of Las Colinas say he killed them in his own cab and is still armed and considered dangerous. WFAA-TV in Dallas says that police believe they have him surrounded in a residential area of Lewisville, TV. Now, the details.

They believe the girls’ father, Yaser Abdel Said, is in one of the houses on the block.

Police are also looking at the motives which may have led Said to possibly murder his two teenage daughters, one of whom called 911 from a cell phone near the spot where the girls were later found.

Police say they are looking into the possibility that the father was upset with his daughters dating activities.

“It’s something well worth looking into,” said OFC David Tull of Irving Police.

The man’s wife is fully cooperating with inquiries, police said.

Police said earlier in a statement that the man was a suspect in the girls’ deaths.

Atlas has one of the girls’ MySpace page linked up.

This is obviously the key sentence at this point:

Police say they are looking into the possibility that the father was upset with his daughters dating activities.

It could still turn out that the man is simply crazy for reasons unrelated to the girls’ dating activities, though we’ve been through enough of these stories now to have reason to think it’s not simple craziness that led to this. Sara Carter reports in the Washington Times today that police are starting to take notice of things like “sudden jihad syndrome,” which could lead them to examine similar and related pathologies. None too soon.

Update: Fishwrap has a round-up of blog coverage.

Update: From Fishrap again.

Sisters, Amina, 18, and Sarah, 17, were each shot to death. Friends of the girls say their father was Egyptian and critical of popular American lifestyles. “I’m definitely 100% sure that it was her dad that killed her,” said Kathleen Wong, a friend of the dead teenagers.

Wong says the girl’s father was verbally abusive and that Sarah, especially, lived in fear. “She’s always told me that she was always so scared of her dad,” says Wong. “Even at school if a teacher joked around like, ‘I’m gonna tell your parents about this’, she would like totally flip out and start crying like, ‘please don’t tell’.”

Also, Said was not in the Lewisville house that the police had surrounded earlier. So he’s still presumably on the loose. There’s video of their friend talking about the father at the link.

Update: A Hot Air reader found these pics of Sarah and her friend Kathleen Wong, just clowning around and being teenage girls.

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Update: Once again from Fishwrap, we learn what we already suspected about the Said family’s religion.

“Amina was very nice with everybody. She helped me in [Advanced Placement English] class,” she said. Sarah was a sophomore when she took an Algebra II class with Liz, who was a junior at the time.

She said the sisters, who wore typical American clothes, didn’t talk much about their family. “I didn’t know they were Muslims until she told me they were Egyptian and Muslim,” Liz said.

The story has more detail about the family, the killings and Amina and Sarah. The girls’ friends describe them both as very bright.

This may sound crass and it probably is, but it’s one thing to hear about these repulsive so-called “honor killings” occurring in Europe or even Canada, but Dallas is my hometown. I know what Texas justice is likely to do with Mr. Said if he’s caught and convicted, but that won’t bring those girls back and it won’t replace the sense of violation that I personally got from what he did. This isn’t some place far away we’re talking about, it’s Dallas, the buckle of the Bible belt and a city that’s as American as you can get. To say that this act makes me angry gets near the surface of what it makes me think about things right now.

Update
: From Amina’s MySpace page.
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Update: Gateway Pundit points to another apparent “honor killing” in Chicago. This one doesn’t involve Islam, but rather India’s disgusting caste system.

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Eyewitness inside Bhutto’s car: She was shot in the neck

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2007 by cfloridauac

Eyewitness inside Bhutto’s car: She was shot in the neck
posted at 1:41 pm on December 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

Posted from http://hotair.com

The eyewitness in question being her chief political advisor, who’s not entirely objective but still more credible than the government version that has her cracking her head open on the handle to her sunroof. No wonder her party is calling for an international investigation.

“I saw her: she looked as though she ducked in when she heard the firing. We did not realise that she had been hit by a bullet.”

He had looked up to see Miss Bhutto sliding back through the aperture in the roof of the white Land Cruiser. Moments later, the car was rocked by a huge explosion…

Dr Abbassi leant forward to see what was wrong. At first glance, she appeared to have escaped injury. Then he noticed the blood. It was seeping from a deep wound on the left side of her neck…

Naheeb Khan, Dr Abbassi’s wife, cradled the injured woman’s head in her lap, reaching up for her own headscarf, pulling it from her head, pressing it into the wound, trying to stem the flow. But the wound was deep and the blood seeped out, spreading down her neck and across her blue tunic.

The official Pakistani government line is that Miss Bhutto caught her head on the sunroof’s catch as she ducked inside, fracturing her skull. “Absolute facts – nothing but facts,” it said of its account. But Dr Abbassi leaves little room for doubt. There was too much blood, he said, and a gaping wound in her neck. She had been shot.

This account also rules out the Sun’s sniper scenario, of course, unless Abbassi somehow forgot to mention the hail of rifle shots piercing her body inside the car.

The Times of London has a photo sequence of the killers caught on film. And yes, the plural apparently is warranted. Exit question: How did they know it was the guy in the shawl who blew himself up instead of the gun?

Update: “Democracy,” Bhutto style — appointing a 19-year-old kid head of the party because he’s got the right last name.

Pakistan’s Bhutto assassinated

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2007 by cfloridauac
BREAKING NEWS
MSNBC News Services

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally.

The death of the charismatic former prime minister threw the campaign for the Jan. 8 election into chaos and created fears of mass protests and an eruption of violence across the volatile south Asian nation, which has nuclear weapons and a support base for Muslim extremists.

Pakistani troops were put on “red alert” across the country as President Pervez Musharraf blamed terrorists for Bhutto’s death and said he would redouble his efforts to fight them.

“I want to express my resolve and seek the cooperation from the entire nation and we will not rest until we eliminate these terrorists and root them out,” he said in a nationally televised speech. He announced three days of mourning for her across the country.

In the United States, President Bush demanded that those responsible be brought to justice, calling them “murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy.”

Bhutto’s supporters erupted in anger and grief after her death, attacking police and burning tires and election campaign posters in several cities. At the hospital where she died, some smashed glass and wailed, chanting slogans against Musharraf.

“At 6:16 p.m. she expired,” said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto’s party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.

“She has been martyred,” added party official Rehman Malik. Bhutto was 54.

A party security adviser said Bhutto was shot in the neck and chest as she got into her vehicle, then the gunman blew himself up. No group has claimed responsibility.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene of the bombing could see body parts and flesh scattered at the back gate of the park where Bhutto had spoken. He counted about 20 bodies, including police, and could see many other wounded people.

The road outside was stained with blood. People screamed for ambulances. Others gave water to the wounded lying in the street.

The clothing of some of the victims was shredded and people put party flags over their bodies.

Security had been tight, with hundreds of riot police manning security checkpoints with metal detectors around what was Bhutto’s first campaign rally since returning from exile two months ago.

Bhutto had planned an earlier rally in the city, but Musharraf forced her to cancel it, citing security fears. In October, suicide bombers struck a parade celebrating Bhutto’s return, killing more than 140 people in the southern city of Karachi.

Musharraf mulling elections
Parties across the country were stepping up campaigning for the Jan. 8 elections after a Muslim holiday late last week and a holiday on Tuesday for the birthday of Pakistan’s founder and revered first leader, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Musharraf convened an emergency meeting with his senior staff where they were expected to discuss whether to postpone the elections, an official at the Interior Ministry said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks.

Western allies had hoped the elections will restore stability in a nuclear-armed country vital to their battle against Islamist militancy. The three-way race had pitted Bhutto against the party of another former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and a party that backs Musharraf, who took power in a 1999 coup.

Sharif and Bhutto had talked of an alliance, and Sharif on Thursday spoke to Bhutto supporters outside the hospital, saying: “Benazir Bhutto was also my sister, and I will be with you to take the revenge for her death. Don’t feel alone. I am with you. We will take the revenge on the rulers.”

The elections are for provincial parliaments and for a National Assembly from which a prime minister and a government will be drawn. It was not clear if they would still be held on schedule.

In recent weeks, suicide bombers have repeatedly targeted security forces in Rawalpindi, a city near the capital where Musharraf stays and the Pakistan army has its headquarters.

Before the rally, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Bhutto had met with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the end of his two-day visit here.

“We too believe that it is essential for both of our countries, and indeed the larger Muslim world, to work to protect the interest of Islamic civilization by eliminating extremism and terrorism,” she said after their meeting.

AP Story from MSN.com

Plane From Chicago Searched at LaGuardia After Bomb Threat

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2007 by cfloridauac

FoxNews.Com > Breaking News

Plane From Chicago Searched at

LaGuardia After Bomb Threat

Thursday, November 08, 2007

NEW YORK — An empty plane was isolated at a section of LaGuardia Airport following a bomb threat on Thursday.

The Port Authority, which runs the airport, said American Airlines Flight 382 from Chicago landed safely and 117 passengers and five crew members were taken off the plane before the search began.

There was no immediate indication that other flights were delayed as a result.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were used for a security sweep, and luggage was matched to passengers as it was removed from the plane.

No injuries were reported.

The call came into a general number at the New York Police Department and was transferred to 911. The caller, who spoke slowly, claimed he had seen information on the Internet that there was a bomb on the flight.

The plane had apparently already landed when the call was received.

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White House Praises Musharraf’s call for February elections

Posted in Misc Posts on November 8, 2007 by cfloridauac

FoxNews.com > World

White House Praises Musharraf’s Call for Mid-February Elections

Thursday, November 08, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Bush White House on Thursday applauded Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s decision to proceed with elections in Pakistan, which has been convulsing from his imposition of emergency rule last week.

“We think it is a good thing that President Musharraf has clarified the election date for the Pakistani people,” press secretary Dana Perino said in a statement given to reporters who were accompanying President George W. Bush on a trip to Texas later Thursday.

The administration issued the statement welcoming the election the day after Bush exhorted the embattled Musharraf in a telephone call to hold elections and to step down as head of the military in the Southwest Asian nation that has been riddled by unrest for the past several days.

“You can’t be the president and the head of the military at the same time,” Bush said Wednesday, telling reporters about the 20-minute telephone call he had with Musharraf. Said the president: “I had a very frank discussion with him.”

The conversation was the first communication the U.S. president had with Musharraf since the Pakistani declared emergency rule last Saturday and granted sweeping powers to authorities to crush political dissent.

What Americans Need To Know About Jihad

Posted in Religon and Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 4, 2007 by cfloridauac

Terrorism Awareness Project
What Americans Need To Know About Jihad

The LONG TERM goal of jihad is world domination – a global Islamic state under Islamic law.

Jihad is not, as some Western apologists claim, simply a striving for individual perfection. Rather, jihad is an expansionist totalitarian ideology that seeks to establish a global Islamic state ruled by Islamic law, or sharia. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s chief henchman said in the summer of 2006: “Jihad seeks the liberation of Palestine, the entire country of Palestine and to liberate every land that used to be a territory of Islam, from Spain to Iraq.”

The jihad’s IMMEDIATE Objective is “Death to America.”

“America,” declared Al-Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith, “is the head of heresy in our modern world, and [as a result] . . . we have the right to kill 4 million Americans — 2 million of them children — and to exile twice as many and wound and cripple hundreds of thousands. Furthermore, it is our right to fight them with chemical and biological weapons.” The Saudi Sheikh Nasser ibn Hamed gives an even higher figure for appropriate American deaths: “If a bomb was dropped on them [i.e. the Americans] that would annihilate 10 million and burn their lands to the same extent that they burned the Muslim lands – this is permissible….”

Jihad demands the killing of “infidels” or their subjugation under Islamic law.

Since the time of the Prophet Muhammad jihad has offered three choices to the non-Muslim: conversion to Islam, submission under Islamic rule, or death. One manual of Islamic law states that if “the infidels” do not convert, “it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them.”

The jihad kills women.

Jihadis believe, among other things, that women are inferior to men, and must be ruled by them; that a son’s inheritance should be twice the size of that of a daughter; that a husband should beat a disobedient wife; that adulterous or lewd women can be eliminated in “honor killings.”.

Jihad calls for the extermination of the Jews.

In a Friday sermon in Gaza that was broadcast live on official Palestinian Authority television, Sheikh Ahmad Abu Halabiya summed up jihadis’ attitudes toward the Jews: “Have no mercy on [them], no matter where they are, in any country. Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them. Wherever you are, kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them…”

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hizballah, takes the anti Semitism of jihad a step further, calling Jews “grandsons of apes and pigs” and cautioning that they are “a cancer which is liable to spread again at any moment.”

JIHAD KILLS GAYS

Just before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Afghanistan’s Taliban regime punished two men convicted of homosexuality. The Taliban’s Islamic jurists had no doubt that death was the proper punishment. The only question was how to carry out the execution. One group of scholars believed that the homosexuals should be taken to the top of the highest building in the city, and hurled to their deaths. The other recommended that a pit be dug near a wall somewhere, the two men put in it, and the wall toppled so that they were buried alive.

The jihad is not about American policy towards Israel or about israel’s policy towards the palestinians.

Many, particularly on the American Left, believe that if the U.S. decreases its support for Israel, and if Israel surrenders further territory, jihad violence will cease. This is as naïve as it is untrue. The Muslim Brotherhood, for instance, the first modern Islamic terrorist organization and the direct ancestor of Hamas and Al-Qaeda, was founded in 1928 – twenty years before the founding of the State of Israel

Mahmoud Zahar, the Hamas Foreign Minister, says: “Even if the U.S. gave us all its money in return for recognizing Israel and giving up one inch of Palestine, we would never do so even if this costs us our lives.”

The jihad is not the result of Islamists’ current grievances about Afghanistan, Iraq or other hotspots in the Middle East.

The international media focus on conflict in Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan, but the jihad continues in a lower key and largely out of sight on a daily basis in places such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Chechnya, the Balkans, and Nigeria, to say nothing of the “soft jihad“ being waged in Europe.

There is nowhere in the world where one can escape the jihad. Wherever Muslims are found, which is in almost every country on the planet, there are adherents of the ideology of jihad.

The jihad subverts democratic institutions.

Jihadis in Europe have been forthright about their intentions. In England, for instance, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, has said that the transformation of Britain into an Islamic state could come about by means of an “invasion [from] without.” But if this doesn’t happen, Bakri says that jihadis will convert the West to Islam “through ideological invasion …”

This post borrowed from the Terrorism Awareness Project website.

University of South Florida After Action Report

Posted in After Action Reports on October 25, 2007 by cfloridauac

Central Florida United American Committee

 


After Action Report

 

10/24/2007

 

Written By: Jessica Thacker

In observance of Islamic Fascism Awareness week, Alan Kornman and Danny Fenter set up a tabling at The University of South Florida today. The weather definitely could have been better. Alan and Danny showed up about 8:30am to set up their tabling but unfortunately Mother Nature would not cooperate. Although the weather held things up until noon Alan and Danny held out and got things set up and ready to go soon after the rain finally stopped.

 

There was a good deal of interest peaked at the event. The people couldn’t help but notice the powerful messages displayed on the posters that were hanging on the table. Many people were interested and chose not to stop but a few actually took the time to speak and take information that was being handed out.

 

There was also a good deal of strange looks and insinuations as was expected at a University with a high number of Islamic students that attend. Two Muslim women looked and sneered as they walked past when everything was first set up. One young man in particular chose to give Alan and Danny an obscene hand gesture instead of stopping to discuss his feelings. Although they attempted to engage the man in conversation by asking him to stop and talk about his feelings, he chose to walk the other way. There were also assorted comments of “what about American fascism” which was also not able to be addressed when the student was heading away from the tabling instead of standing and speaking with Alan and Danny.

 

All the response wasn’t negative though. One Russian woman was visibly moved by the literature that was on display because as she said” I know this because it happens in my country”. Several people took the time to take some literature and speak which showed promising interest in the subject.

 

There was a strong influence on women’s rights at this tabling since it was held on a University Campus and we believe the message was heard. Although the rain started back just a little while after the tabling was set up, we did reach a few people.

 

We carried pamphlets, flyers, and copies of the DVD’s Suicide Killers and Obsession for people to take for free. A few people took information but there was also a good deal of people who did not. Although they didn’t take the information in their hands, it was visible that the information was seen with their eyes. The message was received even if they did not carry it away in their hands.

 

Due to the fact that the University of South Florida is known for its Islamic activities we had a camcorder ready to record any confrontation that may have happened between any of the students and our representatives. We were contacted by one of the campus Police officers a few days before the event and he referred the University as” Jihad U” and to near by Temple Terrace as “Temple Terrorist”. We knew that it was very possible we could be walking into a hot bed of coals.

 

With these events education is a must and this event educated us as well. We learned that this event was different than the last one that we did and that it is definite hostel territory at the University. It is very understandable why we were invited to have a tabling here. We only regret the weather couldn’t cooperate with us to do it more adequately.

 

We are planning a tabling soon for the University of Central Florida and we will post the event time as soon as it is known for sure.

Don’t forget about the myspace for the Central Florida United American Committee. We are well into blogging the Quran now and more is always added on a daily basis. Sign up for a myspace and leave a comment if possible to let us know what you think. We have some new exciting posts being planned soon so make sure you keep checking back with us. The address for the myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/centralfloridauac