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Friday, February 09, 2007

Islam: After All, A Man Has His Rights
By J. Grant Swank | Published Today | Religion

J. Grant Swank
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Obedient Women

Islam traditionally treats females worse than dung.

However, a few brave Islamic women are putting their necks on the line to change that. Heaven help them, is all I've got to pray.

Ghada Jamshir, Bahraini women's rights activist, was interviewed on Al-Arabiya TV. This woman could be the major start of crumbling the Islamic clerics barbaric hold on Islamics.
She has campaigned against Islamic sexual abuse, particularly against children. She has exposed the Muslim evils while broadcasting that she does not fear her present state nor her future. She speaks forthrightly in public regarding her convictions, regardless of the opposition against her, especially from Islamic clerics whom she derides.
Admirers have written concerning Ghada Jamshir: "She is one feisty woman, and for some orthodox males, such forcefulness is itself a crime against 'submission,' so cherished in Islam. Her style is firm, aggressive, no-nonsense. This amazing woman who refuses to wear a veil, condemns lack of family planning, Sharia courts, and accuses the categorizations of 'Islamic' marriage as oppressive to women.
"Ms. Jamshir is not a lady to be messed with, and she has nothing but contempt and derision for her critics. If only there were more like her in the Arab world."
Gathered around her cause are Islamic women who have shared her convictions for justice and reason.
In the televised exchange, she was asked what she had against Shari'a courts. (Shari'a is the Arabic word for Islamic law, also known as the Law of Allah. Therefore, a Shari'a court is one in which the Koran is the basis for deciding law).
Ghada Jamshir answered: "I have a lot against the Shari'a courts. What they have done to the Bahraini women is not a trivial matter. For years women have been going into these courts, only to be oppressed and treated unjustly. We have reached the point that we say: enough. We have reached the breaking point.
"The Shiites in Bahrain have marriages for the purpose of mut'ah (pleasure). They bring multitudes of children into the world, without thinking, who grow up in the streets.
"It's accepted for a man to marry a Filipino woman, a Bahraini woman, and a third woman from Iran, and then he takes two or three women in mut'ah marriage. How many children will he have?!"
In other words, the Koran as law court biases decisions in favor of man's pleasure and against the rights of women and children.
Ghada Jamshir went on to urge Muslim females to find safety in a country where the Koran is not considered legitimate law, that is, on the par with the nation's court system. She suggested that such a country, for example, could be Spain.
She went on to explain that Muslim women living in a Muslim country are imprisoned for life. They have no legal recourse that is logical and fair. They have only a male-dominated society that demeans females in favor of males.
Ghada Jamshir: "The point is for them to live and be protected in a safe country. If a woman cannot get any protection in her country, cannot get any protection from the courts, cannot get any protection in the marital home - where will she go? Where will she go?"
The interviewer asked the woman activist if she is a Sunni and therefore is fighting against mut'ah (temporary) marriages which are acceptable by religious law to the Shiites.
Ghada Jamshir: "Does the Islamic Shari'a authorize mut'ah marriages? Does the Islamic Shari'a authorize mut'ah according to the following classification: 'Pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs.' They have: 'Pleasure from sexual touching. Pleasure from sexual contact with her breasts. Pleasure from a little girl.' Do you know what 'pleasure from a little girl' means? It means that they derive sexual pleasure from a girl aged two, three, or four.
"Let me tell you what "Pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs" means. This is a violation of children's rights! This constitutes sexual assault of the girl. What does 'pleasure from sexual contact with her thighs' mean? It means deriving sexual pleasure from an infant. How old is an infant? One year, a year and a half, a few months?
"Is it conceivable for a grown man to have sex with an infant girl? And you people tell me that the Islamic Shari'a authorizes this?
"Forget about the mut'ah. Let's talk about misyar. What do misyar marriages mean? You said that I'm a Sunni and that's why I'm attacking the Shiites. No!"
(Misyar marriage is defined as follows: "Misyar: Marriage institution in Islam, allowing for a lesser form of relationship between man and woman than normal marriage, zawaj. Misyar is an official relationship between man and woman, but does not involve that the two live together, nor that the man is economically responsible.
"Misyar allows the man to have a normal wife in a addition to his misyar-wife(s). The misyar wife is expected to live with her parents, and her husband can visit her according to a predetermined schedule. See")
Ghada Jamshir: "What does the misyar marriage mean? A man marries a woman from another town, and goes to her once a month. He 'visits' her. He calls her his 'wife. This kind of marriage, this kind of behavior, diminishes the woman's honor as a human being.
"All her life, the woman is a prisoner in her own home. In the past, she would not go out to work, or to study abroad. Very few women would go to university outside Bahrain. She is at home in order to cook, sweep, and raise the children. How will she get an education? There are women whose families are extremist. They even force them to marry against their will.
"You tell me, why is female circumcision still practiced in the Arab world? Why? Because there is no education, no awareness. A few days ago, a four-year-old girl called An'am died in Sudan. Why? Because she was circumcised. Four years old, and she died of blood poisoning.
"I am convinced that I was 100% right in everything I have done."
The TV interviewer then stated to Ghada Jamshir that she has been accused of heresy.
Ghada Jamshir: "So what? Even in mosques they accuse me of heresy. So what? You think that if they accuse me of heresy, it affects me? No. Allah will decide whether I go to paradise or to hell, not them."
"These are the methods of the weak. Who gave them the right to accuse me of heresy? .What, did they go into my heart. Did they see whether I pray or not? Or maybe it's because I don't wear a veil."
The interviewer then asked Ghada Jamshir if not wearing a veil affects her.
Ghada Jamshire: "It doesn't bother me at all."
Ghada Jamshir has been put on trial, accused of defaming Sharia law and insulting an Islamic judge. She, leading her women's rights conclave, lobbied for a personal status law which would shift jurisdiction over family and women's affairs to civil courts.
When she went to court, she was accompanied by her women activist supporters.
The judge read out three charges against her: public defaming of Islamic judiciary through distribution of literature, insulting a judge and defaming him.
Of course Ghada Jamshir plead innocent.
"The charge of insulting a Sharia judge during a phone call is fabricated," she said.
"All these charges against me have been compiled since 2001 because of a vigil we [committee] organized two months ago, in which we demanded the resignation of the general prosecutor," she said, instigating a round of applause from the female audience in the courtroom.
Ghada Jamshir's group collected 1700 signatures demanding legislative and judicial reforms to family courts.
"I do not care if I go to prison, because we already live in a big prison. I will never stop, nor go silent nor give up my position," she said. She sought to ban Shairia judges from dealing with marriage contracts.
"The uncodified nature of these laws gives judges the authority to render judgments according to their own reading of Islamic jurisprudence," Human Rights Watch reported.
One admirer of Ghada Jamshir asked: "Why don't more feminists support women like this, and women generally in the Islamic world? I know Jay Leno's wife, a liberal feminist, was a pretty big advocate for women in Afghanistan; I just wish there were more like her.
"Why do we only hear about this woman from MEMRI? Why doesn't Katie Freaking Couric interview her on the Today Show?"


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

She had no lawyer. She tried to defend herself. In the end the government took her to the noose. She was hung. The 16-year-old body was accused of committing "acts incompatible with chastity."

Her family tried to defend her. The court would have none of it.

Atefeh Rajabi was put to death after a "sham trial," according to Iran Focus.

She said in her report to the Islamic legalistic radical judge that "he should punish those who force women into adultery, not the victims." Her words fell on deaf ears, as if often the case in Muslim countries where women are worse than dung.

She was taken to the gallows, hung in public in the northern town of Neka.

Such is life and death in Iran.

In another case involving Delara Darabi, she was charged with murder. She, a teen-ager, will hang according to the court's decision in Rasht, northern Iran. She denied the charges.

In still another incident, Nazanin, the victim of an attack, tried to defend herself against rapists. The Muslim males also tried to rape her niece who was with her at the time.

Etemaad, the state-run newspaper, reported that the 18-year-old "confessed to stabbing one of three men who had attacked the pair along with their boyfriends while they were spending some time in a park west of the Iranian capital in March 2005."

In the fracas, the boy friends got on their motorbikes and fled, leaving the two girls defenseless. With that, rapists proceeded with their attacks.

Three Muslims "pushed her and her 16-year-old nice Somayeh onto the ground and tried to rape them." She then took a knife, stabbing one of the men's hand. The men continued with the attack.

As the girls attempted to run from the park, the men bodily got hold of them again. Nazanin then stabbed one of the men in the chest. "The teenage girl broke down in tears in court as she explained that she had no intention of killing the man but was merely defending herself and her younger niece from rape."

The decision of the court? Nazanin will be hanged to death.

Such is life and death in Iran.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

The new government under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is getting more and more Islamic legalistic radical in order to return to the olden days of murder and torture, intimidate and threaten.

Now the latest is that his regime has programmed the city streets. Iran's "pedestrian walkways" will be segregated on "gender basis," according to Iran Focus.

The deputy in Iran's Majilis (Parliament) has stated that this is to be law. It is the contention of Fatemeh Alia that "new measure have been enforced to 'return to the Islamic Republic to the days of the (1979 Islamic) revolution.'"

Both Ahmadinejad and Alia will work in concert to see that more restrictions are placed upon the public. No leniency. No hints of democracy. No opening the windows to freedom. It is instead a return to closure.

"As part of the government plan called 'Increase the hejab (veil) culture and female chastity', the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has received orders to construct separate pedestrian walkways for men and women, according to Alia."

It will be in two weeks that the program will be made public and put into operation. "This plan is the most advanced and complete plan regarding the hejab."

Advanced? Apparently "advance" in Iran means to retreat to the dark caverns of barbarism.

The Mayor of Tehran had also announced that there would be separate elevators of males and females. This would be throughout his municipality.

"'The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will have an obligation to construct apartments in a special way . which would be in line with the culture and atmosphere of an Islamic society. The Ministry of Roads and Transport must pay special attention to the walkways, roads, railways, and transportation routes so that we no longer get reports of mal-veiling in these routes', the hard-line Majlis deputy said.

"Alia added that special provisions also had to be made for tourists who travel to Iran so that they also adhere to Islamic regulations."

Anyone in the free world planning a jaunt to Iran in the near future? If so, learn how to walk on your gender side of the street-or else.

And as for the elevators, good luck.

And women: don't forget to pack your veils.


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

She chewed gum. She wore cosmetics. She went to a movie. She talked with a male neighbor. She was raped. Then kill her. She's disgraced the clan.

She had nothing to do with an arranged nuptial. She asked for a divorce. She had a boy friend not liked by her father. She disgraced the clan. Then kill her.

She got pregnant. She talked with a non-Muslim. She was caught on the telephone. She drank water on the street. Then kill her. She dishonored the clan.

Every year the calendar chalks up over 5,000 Muslims females who have bullets shot through their heads. Or their necks are slit. An uncle can do it. Or a brother. Or a father. Or a husband.

What she is accused of may not have occurred. It might only be in the imagination of the Muslim male. But if it sticks, she's a goner.

According to The Independent OnLine Edition's Paul Vallely, there may be more than 5,000. The reasons. Surely not all the "honor killings " get reported. When there is such a murder, police turn their heads. The media doesn't report it. Neighborhood Muslim women may cover for the Muslim killers. It's over, done with, forget it.

The statistics come from the United Nations; however, it is certain that they don't know it all. In the backcountry or ghetto or inner city the woman is slain, her body tossed out, and the curtains of life are pulled.

Pakistan alone reported over the last four years 4,383 so-called "honor killings."

Now that Muslims are moving into every country, the non-Muslim cultures are having to deal with this crime. However, keep in mind that it is not regarded as "crime" by the Muslim male killer for he is under mandate by his religion (in reality a killing cult) to slay that Muslim woman; therefore, the murder is in actuality an act of piety.

Therefore, when she is slain in the UK, no worry. No crime. So the UK reported 12 "honor killings" last month. The Metropolitan Police are re-examining 117 other suspicious deaths, according to Vallely.

Sometimes police not aware of "honor killing" are lied to by the clan members. Therefore, police records do not tally that the murdered woman was in fact murdered. She just died, say clan members.

Clans will persistently lie to anyone about the happenstance of the "honor killing." This happens in Muslim countries; but it happens particularly in non-Muslim nations where many born there have no idea that this atrocity even exists.

Islam has been presented as a "peace religion." Therefore, its dark side is not known my countless citizens of freedom-based countries. More and more the world needs to realize the truth of Islam. It is not a religion among world religions. It is a killing cult. World religions tolerate those not agreeing with their tenets. Not so Islam.

Islam decrees that the Koran's Allah demands all non-Muslims be slain or enslaved. That makes Islam, not a religion, but a killing cult. Civilized peoples put down killing cults.

"Honor killings 'are planned and deliberate', says Houzan Mahmoud, 30, a refugee from Iraq. 'And the killer will have the support of the rest of the family and community.'

"That support is often more than just tacit. 'When a woman brings shame to her family they all meet in a family court and together decide that she must die and who will do it,' says Ms Nammi. 'They often choose the youngest brother because they think he'll get the lightest sentence.'", a web site overseen by an ex-Muslim, reports that sometimes the Muslim male doing the killing then embraces the female slain. The male weeps over her, sorry that he had to commit the pious act. Nevertheless, it was his to do it, and he did it.

"Sometimes they hire hitmen. At times, even the women of the family help. In Derby, a mother sat on the legs of her pregnant daughter, Rukhsana Naz, while the girl's brother strangled her with flex.

"Attempts are made to divert suspicion. Deaths by burning - 'accidents' in the kitchen - are another method, a government minister told the Lords. Others are made to look like suicides (which may explain why the suicide rate is double among Asian women in the UK).

"Some girls have been taken out of the country to be murdered. 'It's a worldwide problem,' says Ms Mahmoud. 'That is why it needs an international campaign.'"

All the more, America must realize that the more Muslims move into the United States, the more those already here have to know the ins and outs of the killing cult. Therefore, there should be sermons preached from Christian pulpits on that matter. Editorials should be written exposing the killing cult. Politicians should research Islam and know that it is a killing cult.

Instead, the "M" word is regarded as forbidden. One cannot speak the word Muslim when reporting crimes. If one does speak of the incident as related to Islam or Muslims, he is considered "racist." Therefore, reporters and newscaster refrain from using the words Muslim or Islam.

All the more, the public is left ignorant of the killing cult regarded as a world religion among world religions.




J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Western females are not considered moral. Because they don't garb themselves from head to toe, they are asking for rape. And they get it-from Muslim males.

There are Muslim male gangs now who are raping Western females as I type. These women are called "whores" by the gang members. Therefore, they deserve what they get.

Female Muslims who cover themselves are cursed with ten curses upon conception, according to Islamic legalists. One curse is lifted if the female marries. A curse is defined as exposing one's genitals in public. Therefore, Muslim females are considered worse than dung. If they get out of line, a Muslim male can beat or kill them.

Muslim females who disgrace the clan in any way can be slain via bullet in head or neck slit by Muslim male clan members. Saddam Hussein's soccer stadiums were used more for murdering Muslim females than athletics. Right now some Muslim woman is being caned because her ankles are showing or is being slaughtered for dishonoring her clan; this is called "honor killing."

But Western females appear to be far worse than even Muslim females. Western females are just waiting to be molested, raped and then tossed aside, according to Sharon Lapkin of

Is there any question as to the "reason" these Muslim males rape Western women? No. They quickly inform the non-Muslim why.

From 1998 until 2002, Muslim male gangs taunted Australian girls, particularly in Sydney. The females were labeled "sluts" and "Aussie pigs," therefore, they were bait for rape.

"In Australia's New South Wales Supreme Court in December 2005, a visiting Pakistani rapist testified that his victims had no right to say no, because they were not wearing a headscarf.

"And earlier this year Australians were outraged when Lebanese Sheik Faiz Mohammed gave a lecture in Sydney where he informed his audience that rape victims had no one to blame but themselves. Women, he said, who wore skimpy clothing, invited men to rape them."

As more and more Muslims move into Western nations, this gang rape will increase because it is part of the Muslim male killing cult, otherwise known as their "religion." It is all goes back to their cultic beliefs woven into their irrational, immoral folklore that has grown up with them.

When these street Muslim males get the academic support from professors, then all the more they consider themselves on a legitimate, Allah-ordained, Koran-sanctioned mission. This is the part of Islam world rule. This is to be. This is part of the overall program.

"A few months earlier, in Copenhagen, Islamic mufti and scholar, Shahid Mehdi created uproar when - like his peer in Australia - he stated that women who did not wear a headscarf were asking to be raped.

"And with haunting synchronicity in 2004, the London Telegraph reported that visiting Egyptian scholar Sheik Yusaf al-Qaradawi claimed female rape victims should be punished if they were dressed immodestly when they were raped. He added, 'For her to be absolved from guilt, a raped woman must have shown good conduct.'"

Consequently, one can follow the "reasoning" to its logical conclusion which is that if the street kids can get by with it, the supposed sophisticated, educated Muslim males can, also.

Therefore, for all this talk among Muslims about the West being decadent, the Muslim settlements themselves are rife with lust and mistreatment of females. It goes back to females cursed from conception. It would have been better for them if they had never been born. Earthly existence is imprisonment. It is hell.

This is what Islamic outspoken Ghada Jamshir repeats over and over again. She, a Muslim, speaks worldwide, seeking to change Islam regarding females. She proclaims that Muslim females are imprisoned for life; therefore, if Muslims put her in jail, it will be no harsher fate that what Muslim females endure now.

Copyright © 2005 by J. Grant Swank, Jr.

Sheikh Mubarak Gilani is not a household name. But he is well known by the media, law enforcement officials and counterterrorism experts. His terrorist organization, called Jamaat al-Fuqra (Community of the Poor) has been linked to 17 fire bombings and 10 assassinations in the United States alone.

Sheikh Mubarak Gilani Forms

Terrorist Compounds Inside United States

Get Rid of "Sheikh Gilani Lane" Now!

Martin Mawyer, president

Christian Action Network

In one of the most callous displays of indecency toward the victims of 9/11, Charlotte County, Virginia has a road sign named after an international terrorist, called “Sheikh Gilani Lane.”

Charlotte County is a rural farming community in Central Virginia near the North Carolina border. It is peppered with hills, trees and farmland and populated by some of the most patriotic citizens in the country.

Furthermore, Charlotte County can proudly say that it is the home of one of America’s most beloved founding fathers, Patrick Henry, who is best remembered for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.

Now, regrettably, Charlotte County is also known for being the only community in the United States that has a road sign named after an international terrorist.

Sheikh Mubarak Gilani is not a household name. But he is well known by the media, law enforcement officials and counterterrorism experts. His terrorist organization, called Jamaat al-Fuqra (Community of the Poor) has been linked to 17 fire bombings and 10 assassinations in the United States alone.

Most famously, Sheikh Gilani rose to national attention in January 2002, when Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and then beheaded while attempting to arrange an interview with the Pakistani cleric.

Daniel Pearl was following up on a lead that Richard Reid, the so-called “shoe bomber” who attempted to blow up American Airlines Flight 63, was an al-Fuqra operative who was trained by Sheikh Gilani.

Sheikh Gilani dismissed Daniel Pearl’s claims and countered Pearl was really a US intelligence operative who wanted to find him and then have him assassinated. “Obviously, Daniel Pearl was to target me and then an assassination team would be sent to kill me,” Sheikh Gilani stated his “Pillar of Lies” autobiography.

Sheikh Gilani formed his al-Fuqra terror network in the early 80s after a visit to Brooklyn, New York. The goal of his organization, according to the US State Department, was to “purify Islam through violence.”

Almost immediately upon his arrival, the Sheikh began recruiting African-American Muslims into his terrorist network. Some were recruited off the streets, some out of mosques, while others were recruited from American prisons. Most disturbingly, however, Sheikh Gilani recruited some of his followers out the United States military.

In a recruitment video, Sheikh Gilani made clear his goals:

“We have reached out and prepared [recruits] to defend themselves in a highly specialized training of guerrilla warfare...We are at present establishing training camps.”

The enemy included America.

“We are not fighting so that the enemy recognizes us and offers something. We are fighting to destroy the enemy. We are dealing with evil at its roots and its roots are America.”

Sheikh Gilani even wrote poems to help inspire his troops to violent Jihad. One poem was called, “We dhikr [pray] to the beat of a submachine gun.” Another poem exhorted: “Come join my troops and army / says our Sheikh Gilani / Prepare to sacrifice your head / A true believer is never dead / Say ‘Victory is in the air’ / The kafir’s [infidel’s] blood will not be spared.”

With recruits in hand, Sheikh Gilani established two terror organizations in the United States. One was called, “Muslims of America.” The other, “International Open Quranic University.”

Through these two groups, Sheikh Gilani began purchasing property in mostly rural, wooded and mountainous communities in America. According to a study funded by the Department of Justice, al-Fuqra has nearly two-dozen terrorist compounds inside the United States.

Sheikh Gilani, himself, claims to have between 10,000 and 15,000 followers in America with a presence in 22 states.

One of those compounds was called Trout Creek Pass and was located near Buena Vista, Colorado. In 1989, Colorado police raided a storage locker rented by the disciples of Sheikh Gilani’s. What they found was shocking.

Here is a partial list of the items:

Ten handguns and silencers

40 pounds of explosives

Target-practice silhouettes pierced with bullet holes

3 large pipe bombs, fused and ready to explode

A manual on “Guerilla Warfare”

AK 47s

6,000 rounds of ammo

Bomb-making instructions

Blank birth certificates and Social Security cards

Perhaps most alarming, Colorado law enforcement officials also found “Targeting Packets,” which were described as assassination papers on selected individuals. One of those targeted individuals was a rival Muslim cleric in Tucson, Arizona, named Rashad Khalifa.

Days after discovering the four-page plan to murder the cleric, Khalifa was lying in a pool of blood, dead after being stabbed 17 times. The assassination was a “carbon copy” of the handwritten plan found in the Colorado storage locker.

Two individuals would later be convicted in his murder, James D. Williams and Nicholas Edward Flinton.

Both were arrested years after the crime, in 1996. Williams was arrested in Lynchburg, Va. Flinton was arrested in South Carolina after hiding out for five years in a al-Fuqra camp in Meherrin, VA. The Meherrin terrorist compound sits just 35 miles from the al-Fuqra camp in Red House, VA.

Al-Fuqra members recruited by Sheikh Gilani are trained in the nearly two-dozen terrorist compounds in America. Those who are selected to live on the compounds agree to “abide by the law and discipline of Jamaat al-Fuqra.”

Recruits also agree to sign an oath stating: “I shall always hear and obey, and whenever given the command, I shall readily fight for Allah’s sake.”

The most loyal and faithful followers are then sent to Pakistan to more extensive training in guerilla warfare.

At a 2001 bond hearing for a Red House convict named Vicente Rafael Pierre, ATF Special Agent Thomas Gallagher told the court: “Individuals from the organization are trained in Hancock, N.Y., and if they pass the training in Hancock they are then sent to Pakistan for training in paramilitary and survivalist training by Mr. Gilani...We have information from an informant that one individual from Red House did further his training by going to Afghanistan.”

In a 2006 “Threat Assessment” report conducted by Canadian officials, the scope of recruitment by Sheikh Gilani is chilling:

“The Fuqra believe criminally oriented converts are ideal recruits as they are susceptible to rejecting Western values and adopting militant interpretations of Islam. With this philosophy in mind, the Fuqra targets Afro-American converts with criminal backgrounds for recruitment.”

The current danger of Sheikh Gilani and his al-Fuqra camps have not gone unnoticed by American law enforcement officials either.

In a 2005 Department of Homeland Security report called the “Integrated Planning Guidance Report,” Homeland Security warned, “Other predicted possible sponsors of attacks include Jamaat al-Fuqra, a Pakistani-based group that has been linked to Muslims of America.”

In Charlotte County a Red House terrorist camp boldly boasts in a large, green entrance sign that it is a part of “Muslims of America.” The very same organization the Department of Homeland Security has “predicted” will sponsor a terrorist attack upon America.

Near that audacious sign sits another sign...a road sign named “Sheikh Gilani Lane”...a known international terrorist...a road sign that can be found on the maps of Charlotte County and even on a vehicle’s GPS system.

This is not only an embarrassment to the citizens of Charlotte County it is a disgrace to the entire country and an insult to the victims of 9/11 and those fighting overseas in the war against terrorism.

Patrick Henry said, “Give me Liberty or Give me Death.” The motto of Sheikh Gilani and his terror compounds is only, “Give me Death.”

This road sign must be removed. Get involved. Here are the addresses and phone numbers to the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors, the only political authorities who currently have the power to take this disgraceful sign down.

Write them. Call them. Email them.

One email address for entire Board of Supervisors:

Consider the Consequenses of Islamification in Your Country

Are you a citizen of the UK? Or Australia? Do you enjoy beer, or dancing, dating? Well, you can forget all that when your country becomes Islamic. It's not allowed you know. Do you women enjoy wearing what you want? Sorry, not allowed!

Are you French? See above, but substitute fine French wine. Oh and don't forget your treasure trove of artwork in the Louvre. Islam doesn't allow artwork depicting people or animals, so all that art will be destroyed.

Thailand, how about you? Your culture includes wonderful art, and the art of dance--are you willing to sacrifice that? Get used to it, you're about to lose your culture as well.

USA? Canada? Mexico? South America? Forget the beer, dancing, freedom of speech, your clothing, the way you think, the art you produce, some of the foods you eat. Do you have pets? Dogs will be killed (see Iran) because they're not considered clean. So if you have a service dog, you won't for long.

Think I'm crazy? No, I'm not, I'm just observing the world and the changes.

And now:

Melanie Phillips is the author of "Londonistan" She is a British Citizen
February 8, 2007
The war against the west (5)

So now we know — schools in Britain can be teaching children from textbooks which follow a curriculum laid down by the Saudi Ministry of Education, and which contain passages comparing Christians and Jews to monkeys and pigs, and yet still be given a clean bill of health by the schools inspectorate OFSTED which pronounces their standard of education ‘satisfactory’.

This much has been brought to light by the chain of events at the King Fahad school in west London, which a teacher claimed at an industrial tribunal had taught pupils that religions such as Christianity and Judaism were ‘worthless’ and described Jews as apes and Christians as pigs. The Daily Mail reported:

The textbooks apparently state that the Jews are cursed. Pupils are asked to ‘mention some repugnant characteristics of Jews.’ When he asked management whether this complied with British law, he claims he was told: ‘This is not England. It is Saudi Arabia.’

The school initially denied these allegations in the strongest possible terms. However, on BBC TV Newsnight on Tuesday evening, the school’s director, Dr Sumaya Alyusuf, admitted in a tellingly evasive performance that such a textbook had been in use and that it was part of a Saudi Ministry of Education curriculum that was not longer being followed. She then insisted on the one hand that the offending passages had never been taught and that only other ‘good’ parts of this textbook had been used, while insisting on the other that the ‘monkeys and pigs’ reference was a mistranslation. Jeremy Paxman (for it was he) was ready for this and declared that two authorities had confirmed that this was indeed a correct translation. Would she now withdraw the offending textbook? he asked. No she would not, she replied. By today, however, as the government finally lifted its head from its usual position several feet deep in the sand and said it would be investigating the school’s teaching materials, the school announced that it had ripped the offending pages from the book.

Not good enough. This is a school funded by Saudi Arabia, using Saudi teaching materials. The fact that it says it has now moved to a different curriculum is not the point. Until a year ago at least, it was teaching Saudi educational precepts. Those precepts are Wahabbi, the most extreme form of Islam which teaches adherents to hate Jews, Christians, all other ‘infidels’, America, Israel and the west. If Dr Alyusuf intended to present herself as the soul of moderation, she failed. Refusing to withdraw the textbook, she insisted that parts of it were ‘good’. A Wahabbi textbook cannot be acceptable, even in part, in a British school. Anyone who maintains that it is good must herself subscribe to such a doctrine.

Furthermore, anyone familiar with the verse in the Koran that describes Jews and Christians as monkeys and pigs, and who knows with what sickening frequency this incitement to hatred is preached in the Muslim world, would instantly recognise Dr Alyusuf’s protestations of ‘mistranslation’ as pure humbug. As this report shows in detail, the ‘apes and pigs’ insult is standard Islamist discourse. The idea that this is a ‘mistranslation’ is simply ludicrous.

So we come back to Ofsted. How did they miss all this when they inspected the school? According to tomorrow’s Jewish Chronicle, an Ofsted spokesperson said:

‘Ofsted inspects independent schools and publishes inspection reports on behalf of the DfES. The inspection conducted in 2006 of King Fahad School had an Arabic-speaking Muslim inspector as part of the team. During inspections of non-association independent schools, inspectors examine curriculum plans and observe lessons. They also look at teachers’ lesson plans and samples of pupils’ work and talk to pupils and staff. If issues of concern are raised by any of these groups during an inspection, they are considered carefully by the inspection team and may be followed up.’ On the question of examining school books, Ofsted said inspectors would not look at ‘the detail of all the textbooks used by a school’.

What is the point of an education inspectorate that somehow manages to miss the teaching of hatred and bigotry in a school? Upon how many other Muslim schools teaching hatred of the west has it similarly bestowed official approval? Why does Britain permit the existence of schools funded by Saudi Arabia, which has invested hundreds of billions of dollars over the years in schools, mosques and other institutions in Britain and Europe with the express intention of radicalising British and European Muslims in order to Islamise the west? Is this country determined to commit cultural suicide?

In the war between civilisation and barbarism, the Islamists field Saudi Arabia. We field Ofsted. Is it any wonder that they hold us in such contempt?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

From World Net Daily

When grandmas go to jail for witnessing
Posted: February 7, 2007

1:00 a.m. Eastern

By Janet Folger

© 2007 Arrested for sharing the Gospel? An expected outcome in North Korea, China or any Muslim country on the globe. But in Pennsylvania? Yep. Arlene Elshinnawy, a 75-year-old grandmother of three, and Lynda Beckman, a 70-year-old grandmother of 10 (along with nine others), were arrested for sharing their faith on the public sidewalk in Philadelphia, Pa., USA. They faced 47 years (the rest of their lives) in jail for spreading the Gospel because of a Pennsylvania "hate crimes" law that is nearly identical to H.R. 254 - the "hate crimes" bill reintroduced in Congress and said to be on the "fast track" in the House Judiciary Committee. This is the same bill that previously passed both the House and Senate and was killed only because of Republican leadership opposition in conference - something we no longer have.

Don't believe hate crimes will silence your freedom of speech and freedom of religion? Think again.

Pastors in Pennsylvania are now seeking liability insurance to protect themselves from being prosecuted under the "hate speech" law. That's right. They are reacting to Pennsylvania's addition of "sexual orientation" to the state's hate crimes laws. Of particular concern was the expansion of the definition of "harassment" to include "harassment by communication" - which means one could be convicted based upon spoken words alone.

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Their fear is a rational one. Hate crimes invariably lead to fines and jail time for those who "violate" them. Just ask Sweden's Pastor Ake Green. Green faced jail time for the content of his sermon. He read from Romans Chapter 1 - something that is no longer legal in Sweden.

The "hate crimes" - or more appropriately, "thought crimes" - bill is the single most dangerous bill in America. Along with its companion, the "Employment Non-Discrimination Act," or ENDA - "Thought Crimes for your Business"- is expected to pass this session of Congress. Bow to the homosexual agenda - endorse, embrace, subsidize and celebrate it - or go out of business. That's what it did to the largest and most respected adoption agency in Boston, Catholic Charities, who, by refusing to place vulnerable orphans in homosexual homes, was forced to close its doors. England's about to get a dose of the same.

But you don't speak out about homosexuality, you say? Think you're safe? Think again. Here are just a few examples I've highlighted my book, "The Criminalization of Christianity," where you'll find a whole lot more.

Protest Islam? That's a hate crime!

Maybe it had something to do with Sept. 11. Maybe it had something to do with the beheadings. Maybe it had something to do with what is written in the Quran. But Canadian Pastor Mark Harding doesn't believe the Muslim religion is one of peace. So when his local high school started handing out copies of the Quran and announced a policy of setting aside a room for Muslim students to pray during school hours, Pastor Harding protested. Didn't think it was a good idea - especially since Christian, Jewish and Buddhist kids weren't afforded the same opportunity.

After losing an appeal to Canada's Supreme Court Oct. 17, 2002, Harding was said to have "willfully promoted hatred" in violation of Canadian law that had just passed six months earlier. He was then forced to undergo two years probation and 340 hours of "community service" at the Islamic Society of North America in Mississauga, Ontario.

So, for the "crime" of handing out leaflets protesting a high school's pro-Muslim policy, Pastor Harding was ordered to do community service to further the very religion he morally opposed.

Harding, an evangelical Protestant, says his evangelism is motivated by love for the Muslim people (rather than hate). In fact, in a phone call used as "evidence" against him in the trial, Harding verbalizes that he loves them. He says he wants them to go to heaven. Yet he received more than 3,000 hate-filled calls - many of them death threats. Some motioned by running their finger across their neck from ear to ear. Upon entering court for his trial, he required police protection from a large crowd of Muslims who were chanting, "Infidels, you will burn in hell." Of course, that speech is loving.

Harding said, "I had a call from someone who said they were from (Louis) Farrakhan's (Nation of Islam) group, and they were going to break my legs." Adding, "Another caller said he would rip out my testicles." Can't you just feel the love?

But instead of just "stuffing envelopes" to promote the Muslim faith, his punishment included Islam indoctrination under the direction of Mohammad Ashraf, the general secretary of the Islam center. Under penalty of going to jail, Harding was forced to undergo Islamic "re-education," which included reading a book called "Towards Understanding Islam," by Sayyid Abul A'la Maududi, which provided a description of one who does not follow Islam, referred to as an infidel or a "kafir":

"Such a man ... will spread confusion and disorder on the earth," the book says. "He will, without the least compunction, shed blood, violate other men's rights, be cruel to them, and create disorder and destruction in the world. His perverted thoughts and ambitions, his blurred vision and disturbed scale of values, and his evil-spelling activities would make life bitter for him and for all around him."

"It was obvious that he intended to make sure I understood that I was a kafir," said Harding, who was forbidden from voicing any objections or saying anything negative about Islam or its prophet, Muhammad.

Harding, who had been prevented from speaking publicly about his case under a gag order, told WorldNetDaily: "He said he was my supervisor, and if I didn't follow what he said, he would send me back to jail."

Harding, 49, has suffered four heart attacks since 1997 and is unable to work in his cabinet-making trade because of his poor health. Yet he must travel three-hours to the Islamic Society of North America to complete his sentence. His attorney has entered a plea based on humanitarian grounds, due to her client's poor health, to allow him to complete his sentence at an Islam Center closer to his home. Isn't that nice? Perhaps, if he's lucky, he can be indoctrinated closer to home.

And speaking of indoctrination, thanks to the city council in Hamtramck, that shrill siren from Muslim mosques is now blasted five times a day just outside of Detroit. Whether your child is sleeping or you're on an important call, for about 15 minutes every day it's going to sound like a tornado drill outside your suburban Detroit home or business beginning at 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. so the Muslims will know when to pray. But if you were to ring church bells - which typically play music for two minutes once a week - in a Muslim country, you could be shot.

California 'hate crimes' law - pro-lifers automatic suspects

"Hate crimes" bill, SB 1234, was signed into law by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Sept. 22, 2004. SB 1234 creates a new hate-crime training requirement for law enforcement called "multimission criminal extremism." In addition to those categories already considered for special punishment under the term "hate crimes," the new multimission criminal extremism training adds "anti-reproductive-rights crimes."

That means if you are pro-life, you are an automatic suspect, and law enforcement is being specially trained on how to handle you. I wonder what that special "multimission criminal extremism" trains officers to look for. "Anti-reproductive-rights" T-shirts? Those who've passed "anti-reproductive rights" laws? Those who've debated the "anti-reproductive-rights" position? If I lived in California, I have a feeling my picture would be found at the local post office. If you think killing children is wrong, they're training people against you, too.

This law also expands "crimes" to include "speech" interpreted as "threats, intimidation and coercion." As long as a "victim" claims the speech makes them "feel" "intimidated," violators will be liable to penalties of $10,000-$25,000 and a year in jail.

"[And] any person who says they are 'fearful' because someone has said homosexuality is wrong could have the speaker arrested and jailed," according to James Hartline, California pro-family activist.

This will be used to criminalize expressions of biblical truth about homosexuality as "hate speech" and could very well target not just organizations who disagree with homosexuality, but Christian bookstores that carry books like "The Criminalization of Christianity" or another book already ruled to contain "intimidating" beliefs: the Bible.

I agree with James Hartline who was quoted saying: "This is the worst bill ever put before the California Legislature - and that's saying a lot."

And now it's about to go federal: the "hate crimes" bill in Congress will pave the way for the very same thing. If you are for "hate crimes" legislation, you are also for the persecution of Christians. It's a package deal. There is no longer any doubt; that's exactly where it leads. Just ask Arlene Elshinnawy and Lynda Beckman.

If we are to stop this freight train aimed at our freedom from passing in Congress, we must work together and speak in a unified voice. Faith2Action and the Christian Interactive Network have reserved the website: that features Arlene and Lynda's stories in two 30-second television ads that you can help air. One hundred percent of donations will go toward airtime. With your help, we will place these commercials on cable news like Fox, CNN and MSNBC and earn additional media elsewhere. And if your organization is willing to link to , you will keep all your names and all new names generated. But most importantly, by sounding the alarm together, we have a chance of stopping it.

If the "hate crimes" bill or ENDA is passed by Congress, we are ready for Phase 2: sending veto pens to the president with individualized messages urging a veto.

One thing's for sure, if you value your freedom, you need to use it now. Yes, you have the right to remain silent, but if you use it very much longer, those are precisely the words you, your pastor, business owner or grandmother will hear before seeing the inside of a prison cell.

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Janet L. Folger is president of Faith2Action and host of "Faith2Action with Janet Folger" and the "Faith2Action Commentary" currently heard in 70 markets.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Democrats and World War IV

By Ted Belman
Hillary Clinton recently said:
"If I had been president in 2002, I would not have started this war."

"If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will."
Both of these certitudes ignore the context and the realities. This may be because the Democrats by and large are in denial or believe that America is to blame for terrorism. If only America would stop oppressing the Arabs or stop favouring Israel, terrorism would greatly diminish.

Even if they are prepared to accept that we are in World War IV with Islamists, staying engaged in Iraq is counter-productive, they argue. It produces more terrorists than it kills. It is also costly to American lives and treasure.

Finally they argue that the war in Iraq was not prosecuted properly and that more troops should have been sent. While in hindsight, there is generally consensus on the errors but now the Democrats are against the surge and any attempt to correct the errors or the tactics or the strategy. Just bring the boys home and all will be well.

But what about World War IV? What are the causes of this war and how should it be prosecuted?

This war is a product of Islamic Jihad. Andre Bostom, author of the The Legacy of Jihad, writes,

The noted 19th century Arabic lexicographer E.W. Lane, who studied the etymology of the term, observed,
"Jihad came to be used by the Muslims to signify wag[ing] war, against unbelievers". The origins of the Muslim institution of jihad are found in the Qur'an. Sura (chapter) 9 is devoted in its entirety to war proclamations. There we read that the Muslim faithful are to "slay the idolaters wherever you find them. . . . Fight against such as those who have been given the scripture as believe not in Allah. . . . Go forth, light-armed and heavy armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah. That is best for you, if ye but knew."
From such verses in the Qur'an and in the hadith, Muslim jurists and theologians formulated the Islamic institution of permanent jihad war against non-Muslims to bring the world under Islamic rule (Sharia law).

The consensus on the nature of jihad from major schools of Islamic jurisprudence is clear.

Summarizing this consensus of centuries of Islamic thought, the seminal Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun, who died in 1406, wrote:
In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty because of the universalism of the mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.
Clearly the actions of the west are not the cause of the war as claimed by the Left. It is not who we are or what we do. Its all about who they are and what they believe.

After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Arabs turned to socialism under the Baath Party and pan-Arabism under Nasser. Their massive defeat in '67 at the hands of the Israelis gave rise to the resurgence of Islam lead by Khomeini. With it came the call to Jihad, fueled by the new found oil wealth.

On Feb 1, 1993, one month before the World Trade Centre bombing, a Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, reported,

Since the Fall of 1992, there has been a significant increase in Islamist terrorism, subversion and violence in such diverse countries as India, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, Nigeria, Somalia, and many others. Despite the different circumstances of these incidents, they do not appear to be isolated events. Rather, they are the first incidents in the escalation of an Islamic Jihad against the "Judeo-Christian world order". Thus, the climax of this struggle could well be an increase in terrorism throughout the West. [emphasis added]
Muslims went on the attack all over the world giving rise to the expression "the margins of Islam are bloody". Americans were often the victim of these attacks, the most egregious of which occurred on 9/11.

This was not a singular occurrence but it was a dramatic escalation in the war against the west promising more of the same.

What was America to do? In the past it "lobbed a few missiles" as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq or retreated as it did from Iran and Lebanon. 9/11 required more than tokenism. It required America to fight the war it had been avoiding for over twenty years.

Even the Democrats supported the war in Afghanistan and perhaps still do. But they question why Bush invaded Iraq. They argue it had nothing to do with the war on terror as if it was enough to invade Afghanistan only. They argue that terror must be treated as a matter of criminality and fought as such.

Given this history of the rise and growth of Jihad with its incumbent terrorism, how can Democrats suggest that it has anything to do with the invasion of Iraq.

When President Bush spoke to the Joint Session of Congress and the American People on Sept 20, 2001 he described al Qaeda thusly,

This group and its leader - a person named Osama bin Laden - are linked to many other organizations in different countries, including the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. There are thousands of these terrorists in more than 60 countries. They are recruited from their own nations and neighborhoods and brought to camps in places like Afghanistan, where they are trained in the tactics of terror. They are sent back to their homes or sent to hide in countries around the world to plot evil and destruction.
And continued,
Our response involves far more than instant retaliation and isolated strikes. Americans should not expect one battle, but a lengthy campaign, unlike any other we have ever seen. It may include dramatic strikes, visible on TV, and covert operations, secret even in success. We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.
Bush was speaking not only to the American people but for them. Yet Hillary Clinton said if she were the president in 2002, she would "not have started this war". Was she referring to the Iraq war which started in '03 or the Afghanistan war which was started in '02. In any event, what would she have done to protect America or American interests? Americans deserve an answer.

And now she says, if elected, she will end the war in 2009. What does she mean? Does she intend to pull out of Iraq entirely and allow Iraq to fall to Iran which certainly will happen. If so, Lebanon and Jordan will also fall to Iran and its proxies shortly thereafter. And so will the entire Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia included.

Or is she prepared to drawn the line of retreat somewhere in order to maintain American presence in the Middle East and to protect its allies and interests. If so, where? Would it not be easier by remaining in Iraq rather then to retreating from Iraq? Americans deserve an answer.

If Americans withdraw from Iraq then what purpose was served by invading Afghanistan in the first place? Certainly the Taliban were punished for harbouring al Qaeda and the training grounds for terrorists were eliminated. But what is the point of the latter if they are allowed to regroup in Pakistan or Iraq or anywhere else for that matter?

Either America wants to prevail or it will be defeated.

Michael Gaynor in his article, Churchill, Lincoln, and Bush: Win! wrote,

PM Winston Churchill First Statement in House of Commons, May 13, 1940 put it this way,
"Victory, at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival."
"We will have no truce or parley with you [Hitler], or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst - and we will do our best."
He did not pretend that war would proceed according to plan:
"No one can guarantee success in war, but only deserve it.".
He was realistic and resolved:
"Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield; we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible."
He had faith in the ability of the British people, once awakened, to persevere:
"We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy."
The same must be said of the American People

One must keep in mind that Great Britain declared war on Germany before she was attacked. Still Churchill understood what was at stake.

Many have compared the threat posed by Hitler and Nazism in the thirties with the threat posed by the Islamists of today and concluded that the later is a more formidable enemy.

Even so and notwithstanding his words, Bush is not yet prepared to see the Iraq War as a regional war and certainly not as a global war. His "surge" strategy speech included
Succeeding in Iraq also requires defending its territorial integrity and stabilizing the region in the face of extremist challenges. This begins with addressing Iran and Syria. These two regimes are allowing terrorists and insurgents to use their territory to move in and out of Iraq. Iran is providing material support for attacks on American troops. We will disrupt the attacks on our forces. We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.
To my mind this was not a very aggressive stance. Yet he has done little in this regard. USA Today reviewed the US policy with respect to Iran and reported

National security adviser Stephen Hadley said the administration plans to release a report detailing its evidence of Iranian involvement in Iraqi fighting but is withholding it "to try and put out the facts as accurately as we can."

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said administration officials "want to make sure that the briefing ... is dominated by facts: serial numbers, technology and so on. And so we just want to make sure that the briefing that is provided is completely reliable.

This suggests to me that the US policy with respect to Iran remains as it has been; not to take them on. Too bad.

Will Bush commit to preventing Iran from getting the bomb or expanding its influence and hegemony? Americans deserve an answer.

How will the global War on terror be fought? How will the spread of Islamism be stopped" Americans deserve an answer.

More U.S. weapons transferred to Palestinians
Last week's shipment was intercepted by Hamas terrorists

Posted: February 6, 2007
12:17 p.m. Eastern

By Aaron Klein

© 2007

TEL AVIV – Just days after the Hamas terrorist group reportedly obtained an American arms shipment, the U.S. transferred more weapons to militias associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, WND has learned.

Palestinian and Israeli security sources said 10 trucks filled with U.S. weapons were transported Sunday night from Egypt through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel and from there delivered by an Israeli Defense Forces convoy to Fatah security officials in the Gaza Strip.

The American weapons shipment, the sources said, contained assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition and bullet-proof vests.

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Officials from Force 17, Abbas' security detail which also serves as de facto police units in Gaza, told WND the U.S. weapons were received Sunday night at the Ansar compound, a complex in northern Gaza housing headquarters of Fatah militias.

The U.S. weapons were provided to Abbas purportedly to bolster his Fatah forces against Hamas, according to defense sources. The two factions have engaged in nearly two months of deadly clashes after Abbas called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely seen as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA.

The latest American weapons transfer follows a botched transfer Thursday that was intercepted by an ambush during which Hamas says it obtained the U.S. weapons.

"We are in possession of American rocket-propelled grenades," a leader of Hamas' so-called military wing told WND Thursday. "This will prove to the Americans their conspiracy of toppling our government will be used against them."

Fatah spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khoussa told reporters the attacked convoy was carrying generators, tents and medical equipment, but senior Israeli and Palestinian defense officials, including security sources from Fatah, confirmed to WND Hamas obtained American weapons.

The U.S. has been reportedly providing Abbas' forces with aid and weapons the past few months.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month told reporters the U.S. is working with Fatah to create a unified Palestinian security force. The Bush administration reportedly will grant $86.4 million to strengthen the Fatah forces, including Force 17, Abbas' security detail, which also serves as de facto police units in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

WND reported the U.S. in recent weeks transferred 7,000 assault rifles and more than 1 million rounds of ammunition to Fatah militias.

The last confirmed American arms shipment to Fatah took place in May. At first, the shipment, consisting of 3,000 rifles, was denied by the U.S. and Israel, but Olmert in June admitted the transfer took place, telling reporters, "I needed to approve the shipment to help bolster Abbas."

At the time, Abu Yousuf, a Fatah militant from Abba's Force 17 security forces, told WND while some of the weapons may be used in confrontations against Hamas, the bulk of the American arms would be utilized to "hit the Zionists."

He said if there is a major conflict with Israel, U.S. weapons provided to Fatah may be shared with other "Palestinian resistance organizations."

"The first place of these U.S. weapons will be to defend the Palestinian national project, which is reflected by the foundation of the Palestinian Authority. If Hamas or any other group under the influence of Iran and Syria wants to make a coup de tat against our institution, these weapons are there to defend the PA," said Abu Yousuf.

"We don't want to go to civil war with Hamas, because this is what both the U.S. and Israel want. This is our last option. We hope our brothers in Hamas won't oblige us to find ourselves in confrontation," Abu Yousuf said.

But the Fatah militant said the new American weapons may also be used to target Israelis. He admitted previous American arms supplied to Fatah were used in "resistance operations" against the Jewish state.

"If Israel will deliver what it promised to Abu Mazen (Abbas), [meaning a] withdrawal from Palestinian lands, including east Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, remove all the checkpoints in the West Bank, release our prisoners, and find a clear solution for our refugees, we'll control our forces and the distribution of weapons.

"But if Israel doesn't deliver, and we find ourselves manipulated by Israel, we cannot guarantee members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Force 17 will not use these weapons against Israel. Our goal is to change the occupation," said Abu Yousuf.

"Its unnatural to think these American weapons won't be used against the Israelis," he said.

Like some other Force 17 members, Abu Yousuf is openly also a member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

All Brigades leaders are also members of Fatah. Abbas last June appointed senior Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leader Mahmoud Damra as commander of Force 17. Damra, who was arrested by Israel in November, was on the Jewish state's most-wanted list of terrorists.

Abu Yousuf said the American weapons shipments may be shared with other Palestinian terror groups. He said that during large confrontations with Israel, such as the Jewish state's 2002 anti-terror raid in Jenin, Fatah distributed weapons to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

"We don't look where this piece or that piece of weapon came from when fighting the Israelis," Abu Yousuf said.

He also pointed to what he said was Hamas' infiltration of some of Fatah's security forces as a possible mechanism Hamas can use to obtain Fatah's American-supplied weapons.

A senior Fatah security official, speaking last month to WND on condition his name be withheld, says Fatah has a "significant problem" of its militia members in Gaza joining Hamas.

Sources close to Hamas said the Fatah militants, including members of Force 17, worked with Hamas after receiving larger paychecks from the terror group.

"When they join Hamas, they bring along their new weapons," said a Hamas source.

During a WND interview last month, Hamas spokesman Abu Oubaida told WND his terror group will obtain any American weapons transferred to Fatah militias or purchased by Fatah using the incoming $86.4 million in U.S. aid.

"I am sure that like in the past, this $86 million from America will find its way to the Hamas resistance via the honorable persons in the Fatah security organizations, including in Force 17. I can confirm 100 percent that this money and purchased weapons will find its way to Hamas," said Abu Oubaida