Friday, June 23, 2006

Protest/Vigil on June 23, 2006... "King Fahd Mosque" in Culver City, California. Details here.


At 6/22/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger Dan Zaremba said...

My thoughts are with the families of the two young guys.
Can't be at the vigil but ..I'll be doing my share to stop this bastardry.

At 6/22/2006 8:17 PM, Blogger nanc said...

my teeth hurt from gritting them over this!

At 6/22/2006 9:40 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

In answer to a question at another blog site, I left most of the following comment over at LA Sunsett's site, but it fits in well with Kev's excellent rant above:

Why no outcry from the same people that loudly condemn the Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, and other such things?

I'm probably being too simplistic here, but I think that anything which demonizes the enemy is glossed over, whereas anything which demonizes the United States is played up. Maybe "demonizes" is the wrong word, but I think you get what I mean.

I also think that the audience (readers, TV viewers) would rather see something negative about the United States than face the barbarity of the enemy. I see the reason as threefold:

1. The U.S. has a lot of bad pr for a number of reasons, not the least of which is to be found in our educational system. (David Horowitz?)

2. While people tend to like fictional horror, real horror is not very appealing because real horror means that it can happen to you. Fictional horror is a kind of vicariousness which serves as a safety valve. An example here: aside from the possibility that his writing style has changed, Stephen King's books don't sell very well now, nor for that matter neither do many of the other horror books which used to sell very well before 9/11.

3. Were the details of the horrendous deaths of these two soldiers to be revealed in more detail and with more coverage, more people might start researching why Islamists believe as they do. That search would lead down the road to political-incorrectness and anti-multiculturalism.

At 6/23/2006 12:31 AM, Blogger kevin said...

They're just in time to protest miami as well.

At 6/23/2006 6:36 AM, Blogger The Merry Widow said...

At least our local station reported it straight, I must say I like my local station better than the national! Can't be there, but my prayers are with the family and friends(in spite of their foolishness) and with those who found them and those who are dealing with the remains! They are the ones who will have nightmares for the rest of their lives!
Good morning and G*D bless us all!


At 6/23/2006 6:51 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

This is a banner week, huh? First the article about Falls Church, VA, as "jihad capital of America.". And now this story from Thursday:

Several terrorism investigations have had south Florida links. Several of the Sept. 11 hijackers lived and trained in the area, including ringleader Mohamed Atta...Jose Padilla, a former resident once accused of plotting to detonate a radioactive bomb in the U.S., is charged in Miami with being part of a support cell for Islamic extremists.

At 6/23/2006 7:38 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

I think your first comment here is exactly right, AOW, and "demonizes" is exactly the right word to use. That is what the left has tried to do to President Bush.

This atrocity is horrible. Glad to see there is going to be a demonstration and I wish I could be there!

Re: your last comment, I am sure there are many more cells here in the States - and Canada too that still need to be found.

At 6/23/2006 9:56 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Another "auto jihadist." See this. Some details:

June 20, 2006 -- A boozed-up rich kid tossed from a tony Long Island bar jumped behind the wheel of his Jaguar and sneered, "I'll kill you all," before plowing into a crowd of horrified bystanders, critically injuring two, police said yesterday.

"He just tore around the corner and came right at the crowd - bodies were flying everywhere," said Matthew Hurwitz, 22, of Glen Cove, who was clipped by the car in a coldblooded replay of an infamous rampage involving pedal-pushing publicist Lizzie Grubman. "It was like a movie, but the people didn't get up afterwards. There were people lying all over the place, laying in blood. It was awful."

The carnage erupted early Sunday morning outside the Soundview Bar at Glen Cove's town golf course, where soused suspect Sayed Khaled El-Waraky, 19, of posh Vienna, Va., had been rowdily celebrating a fellow wealthy frat brother's birthday, cops and witnesses said.

"He [El-Waraky] was acting really drunk . . . bumping into other people, being abrasive and causing trouble with the staff," said Glen Cove Detective Sgt. Thomas Fitzpatrick. Then "he pushed a girl, and that was enough."

Bouncer Sean Basdavanos, 22, hauled the troublemaker outside, followed by a crowd of people eager to see him booted, witnesses said.

As they got up to his black 2005 Jaguar S-Type - his high-school graduation gift - a brawl ensued, police said.

An incensed El-Waraky, a part-time student at American University in Washington, D.C., finally got behind the wheel of his flashy car with chrome wheels and started to head toward the exit as about three dozen people watched, cops said.

"Just when everyone thought it was over, the car came speeding [back] around the corner, the pedal to the floor, and he just mowed them all down," Fitzpatrick said.

The underage perp fled, his car windshield and hood bashed in. But he was nabbed a few minutes later.

El-Waraky, an Egyptian national, faces charges including depraved indifference for human life. He could land 25 years to life if convicted. He was being held without bail yesterday.

Hurwitz's buddy, Basdavanos, a former Glen Cove HS football star, was left critically wounded in the horror.

He was on a respirator at North Shore University Hospital, where his mom, Maureen, said he was "in pretty bad shape, but he's getting better."

Also critically hurt in the horror was Matthew Granger, 23, of Water Mill. He suffered multiple skull fractures, authorities said.

El-Waraky's lawyer, Ryan Brownyard, said his client had one prior arrest, for DWI, in 2003 in D.C. He claimed outside court that his client was a victim.

"My client sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a mob of people," Brownyard said.

El-Waraky's father, reached at a multimillion-dollar family home in Vienna, Va., said he had "no idea what happened."

Guess the booze lowered his inhibitions.

I do quite a bit of my shopping in Vienna!

At 6/23/2006 2:31 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

From an AOL news story this afternoon:

Said Gonzales: "The convergence of globalization and technology has created a new brand of terrorism. Today terrorist threats come from smaller more loosely defined cells not affiliated with al-Qaida but who are inspired by a violent jihadist message, and left unchecked these homegrown terrorists may prove to be as dangerous as groups like al-Qaida."

Dr. Phares warned about this problem last year. See THIS.

At 6/23/2006 2:35 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

From a review of Dr. Andrew Bostom's book The Legacy of Jihad:

The philosophy of offensive jihadists has also remained consistent through the ages. Not only does Bostom reprint passages from Islamic scholars from nearly a millennium ago belligerently calling for jihad, he shows the expansion of their thinking in the modern era. Perhaps most informative is a speech he reprints from Ayatollah Khomeini who wasn't enthusiastic about the "religion of peace" concept: Said Khomeini, "All those who study jihad will understand why Islam wants to conquer the world . . . Those who know nothing about Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. [They] are witless!"

At 6/23/2006 2:40 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

How horrible!

Just another isolated incident, I'm sure...


At 6/23/2006 3:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

HERE is some more information about Jamaat al-Fuqra, another "group." Pretty widespread.

At 7/17/2006 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad everything you reade in the newspapers and online was all a lie. Two of the kids hit by the so called 'Arab' testified in court that everything you have read in the papers was a LIE! He never turned back at the crowd, he never yelled 'I'll kill you all!", they never told you in the articles that the kid was being beaten up and was trying to get out of there with his life because they were threatening to kill him, and by the way all of you American Bigots, unless your name is Tonto, Red Horse, or Flying Moon, you too came from someplace else. Remember the old saying "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" or better yet, remember this one, "Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor" Read if everytime I walk downtown DC.

At 7/17/2006 7:28 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Those words are on the Statue of Liberty, which is in New York City.

Your IP appears to be from Ireland. If such is the case, I'd suggest to you that you worry about the immigration situation there, and not here in the States.


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