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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Creating the Online Infidel Library

Fatima Houda-Pepin, raised a Muslim and active in the struggle against the use of sharia in Canada, warns that the public should make an effort to get to know those in the Muslim community who are lobbying for application of Shari‘a: “One of the strengths of Islamists is that they know you very well. They know our history, they know our culture, they know our justice system.”

The reason why so many Westerners reacted with defeatism and despair over the Muhammad cartoons affair is because we are mentally on the defensive. We are reacting more than acting, waiting passively for the next Islamic move.

We haven’t even named the enemy yet.

The attacks of 9/11, the London and Madrid bombings were reduced to the work of “evildoers who had hijacked a great religion,” not Islam itself. Muslims have been carefully studying our weak points for decades, to find ways to exploit them. Meanwhile, we have largely been ignoring them, first because we didn’t take them seriously, and later because we would not want to get involved in a global clash with the Islamic world.

Get real: This is a world war, at least a cold one. War has already been declared upon us, and it is irrelevant whether Westerners and infidels like this or not. We need to recognize this and start fighting back, before we lose this fight without ever having admitted that we were in it.

It’s time to turn the tables.

We’re the most powerful civilization in human history. We’ve split the atom and sent men to the moon. We can deal with a cult from 7th century Arabia, if we put our minds to it. Yes, they have a head start, but they have weak points, too. Many of them, and sometimes huge ones. Find a pressure point and squeeze.

As philosopher Eric Hoffer has said, you can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. If we had some basic understanding of our enemy and watched him closely, we would see that he made at least two major mistakes during these recent cartoon events that we could exploit.

First, he showed us his hand and his true intentions, thereby waking up millions of infidels just a little bit too early.

Second: He also clearly demonstrated some of his weak points, both the extreme arrogance and the ridiculous hypersensitivity to even the slightest criticism. During the Muhammad cartoon affair, the Islamic world might as well have worn a gigantic neon sign saying: “We fear freedom of speech above all else. Give us bombs, just don’t send us rational criticism or mockery.” They scream “We love death,” yet cringe like shivering Christmas puddings in front of a few cartoons.

If this is what they fear most, then this is where we should push harder.
Jihadist Muslims are war fetishists. Their obsession with orgies with virgins in the heavenly Islamic brothel and the close connection between death and orgasm borders on necrophilia. You don’t frighten a war fetishist with war, and you don’ scare a death cult with death. Although the use of force will sometimes be necessary to win this fight, it is important to understand that this is not Islam’s weak point. Islam is a warrior creed, a very good one.

War, death and mayhem are its home ground. Free speech is ours. We should draw the enemy away from his home ground by teasing his arrogance, lure him out into the open and over to our home ground, where we have the natural advantage.
Now is the perfect time to launch an ideological counter-offensive, using the Internet. Internet censorship is still less effective in most Muslim countries than in China, and there is now a critical mass of ordinary Westerners who understand that Islam constitutes a mortal threat to their freedom.

Many of them could be mobilized, if somebody leads them and shows them how. The key to winning this struggle is not to engage the silent majority in the Islamic world, but to mobilize the silent majority in the West and in the infidel world, and perhaps the minority of ex-Muslims within the Islamic world.

The idea of using the Internet to spread critical thinking isn’t new, although it is not always directly linked to Islam: In Arabic, "Internet" Means "Freedom"

Somewhere in Baghdad a man is working in secrecy to edit new Arabic versions of liberal classics. He has made Arabic translations of more than two dozen articles and nine books and booklets. Sponsored by the Cato Institute, he joins a small but growing assortment of Arabic-language blogs promulgating liberal ideas. "No more than 10,000 books were translated into Arabic over the entire past millennium," says the U.N., "equivalent to the number translated into Spanish each year." "The Internet is a historical opportunity for Arab liberalism," Pierre Akel, the Lebanese host of one such site,, said. "In the Arab world, much more than in the West, we can genuinely talk of a blog revolution." The U.N. report notes that in the Arab world—a region of 284 million—a book that sells 5,000 copies qualifies as a best-seller. The Internet, in contrast, makes possible worldwide, instant distribution, at a nearly negligible cost.

However, some books critical of Islam are already available online, and more will probably be added:
Call for Internet Publication of Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam. This is a call for the Internet publication (and eventual translation) of the book Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam by Marywan Halabjaye. The book concerns how Islam is allegedly used to oppress women. Halabjaye’s book is based on an analysis of the Qur’an as well as recognized Sunnah and Hadith.

This call for Internet publication is based on the belief that the best response to those who would suppress publication of a book is to increase publication, promotion and distribution of that book. The most efficient way to do that is on the Internet. This request is also based on the belief that it would be a powerful and timely lesson if the only thing accomplished by those who seek to suppress publication of the book Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam is to cause it to be published to the entire world.
I have advocated the idea of creating an organized network to promote Islam-critical books in cyberspace.

Maybe a dozen or more blogs and websites could form the global backbone of this network, the cyberspace version of Radio Free Europe. This to make it more difficult for hackers to block the efforts, and to disseminate the books as much as possible. The websites should preferably be based in the USA, since it has the strongest protection of freedom of speech, or at least outside of the jurisdiction of the Eurabian Union. Start with those who are already in the business, for instance Jihad Watch, Faith Freedom International, Little Green Footballs, Michelle Malkin and others.

These “backbone” websites should receive financial compensation for this task. Anybody, anywhere should be able to download the books or republish them at their own websites. This would bypass media censorship and create an Online Infidel Library. It would mirror the online library Google is trying to create now, but with books about Islam only. The information would spread around the planet faster than CAIR can say “Islamophobia”.

The genie would be out of the bottle, and no amount of intimidation, hacker attacks or “hate speech” lawsuits could return it to the bottle.
I have been contacted by at least one person who was pondering the possibility of financing and hosting critical books on Islam on the Internet, and wondered whether this was feasible. To publish in English a handful of these books on the Internet isn’t too complicated, it just requires some private individual or group of people with sufficient means to buy the copyrights and support the backbone websites and it could be done quickly. I don't know all of the practical details of how much such an operation would cost.

But since the entire text of these books would be put online for free, I reckon one would have to pay significant sums to buy the copyrights. The good thing about starting out with private citizens is that we would directly engage the silent masses who are fed-up with Islam and Islamic demands. If our so-called leaders won’t lead this fight, then we will have to push them and force their hand.

They only feel pressured by Muslims now, it’s time they feel some pressure from infidels, too. That goes for European politicians in particular.
However, when you increase the number of books and thus costs, and certainly when you start with translations into multiple languages, it probably becomes too complicated and time-consuming for private citizens to undertake. I have suggested publishing Bat Ye’or’s book “Eurabia” online, both in the full version and in abridged versions, translated into multiple European languages.

Some of the most important Islam-critical books should also be translated to major non-Western languages, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Turkish and so on. I envisioned this to receive clandestine support of, for instance, the US government. It is unlikely whether they can or want to do so openly, but the amount of money it would cost would be peanuts compared to what the Iraq campaign costs on a single day and could be provided secretly. This could be called Operation Theo van Gogh, or perhaps Operation Asma bint Marwan, after the poetess who was murdered by Muhammad’s thugs for mocking Islam.

NOTE: The following list of books is based solely on my own subjective views. The authors have not been consulted about whether they would agree to publish their books on the Internet, and it is quite possible that some of them might object to this. However, it is likely that several of them would agree to this, provided that they get adequate financial compensation for this. The number of suggested titles could easily be doubled, but any such Online Infidel Library would probably include some of the books I have listed here. I have read most of these books myself, but include some by reputation or recommendations from people I trust:

Group 1:

"Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out" edited by Ibn Warraq

“The Islam Threat” by Ali Sina from, whenever it gets published.
I have had the pleasure of reading it, and it is good.

“The Legacy of Jihad” by Andrew G Bostom

"Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis" by Bat Ye'or

"Onward Muslim Soldiers" by Robert Spencer

“The Force of Reason” by Oriana Fallaci

"Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries" by Paul Fregosi

“While Europe Slept : How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within” by Bruce Bawer

"Mohammed and the Rise of Islam" by David S. Margoliouth

“American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us” by Steven Emerson

Group 2:

"Why I am not a Muslim" by Ibn Warraq

"What the Koran Really Says" edited by Ibn Warraq

“The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And the Crusades” by Robert Spencer

“Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples” by V.S. Naipaul

“Militant Islam Reaches America” by Daniel Pipes

“Islam and Dhimmitude” by Bat Yeor

“The Sword of the Prophet” by Serge Trifkovic

“Rage Against the Veil” by Parvin Darabi

"Women and the Koran" by Anwar Hekmat

“View from the Eye of the Storm: Terror and Reason in the Middle East” by Haim Harari

Group 3:

“The Quest for the Historical Muhammad” by Ibn Warraq

"Twenty Three Years” by Ali Dashti

“The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?” by Tony Blankley

“The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat” by Roger Scruton

"Muhammad" by Maxime Rodinson

"Among the Believers" by V. S. Naipaul

“The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs” by David Pryce-Jones

“Menace in Europe : Why the Continent's Crisis Is America's, Too” by Claire Berlinski

~ Wolfgang Bruno - 5/25/2007 GLOBAL POLITICIAN

US Government celebrates Memorial Day by telegraphing weakness to the enemy

A Message from the Outraged Spleen to the Jihadist Enemy:

America belongs to the GOD of ISRAEL and to the American people. The weakness telegraphed by our government does not represent "we, the people". If you are ever foolish enough to test this on the ground you will find out very quickly what America means to Americans.

We are not Europe.
We are armed and dangerous. You think because the liberal whores and those who worship the god of the dollar let you ride them like asses that the entire country is like this? THEY ARE THE MINORITY HERE. BEWARE THE MAJORITY.

You will never establish your Caliphate here.

GWB in his first State of the Union address following 9/11 said;
We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail. The fact that he himself has succumbed to all three is irrelevant. We the American people will not tire, we will not falter and we will not fail, despite of, or even in some cases, because of the craven dhimmitude of our elected leaders.

There is no defense against a people with Elohim behind them, and you know it

Allah is a blood guzzling abomination.

This is why you feel the need to destroy him and all of his representatives utterly.


Surrender now, and save yourselves.

Happy Memorial Day, MFers.
Here is an excerpt from an e-mail received from the Jerusalem Prayer Team which says exactly what I am feeling regarding this meeting:

On Monday, the United States will meet with Iran in Baghdad. This will be the first meeting since 1979. This diplomatic meeting is an appeasement move to ask the Iranians how we can resolve the crisis in Iraq. This is extremely dangerous. This would be like going to Auschwitz during World War II to ask Hitler how we could curb fascism.

The Iranians have threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and in fact, just last Thursday Ahmadinejad threatened to “uproot the Zionist regime” should it become necessary for Israel to defend herself as a result of the events in Lebanon. He has said the America would disappear from the planet. Iran is responsible for funding terror through Hezbollah and Hamas and for the deaths of 85 percent of the troops in Iraq. This is not the time to expose our underbelly to a terrorist state. The U.S. State Department conference will embolden terrorists to increase the number of body bags returned to America.

This will send a signal that the U.S. is frightened of Iran’s strength and is willing to negotiate.

~ Michael D. Evans

Domestic issues is the motivation for U.S. – Iran meeting


Iran’s first and foremost demand from the U.S. is to accept Tehran’s authority in Iraq, Lebanon and the region. In addition to recognize Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear program, unblock their funds and put forth other economic compromises.

Iranian officials affirm that Ahmadinejad does not believe Americans will give in to these demands but he also believes that he is the ultimate winner of this game since the U.S. administration is not capable of punishing his country militarily or economically.

Obviously the meeting between Iran and the United States in Baghdad is a big deal but the general consensus is that this meeting will not go further than hammering on cold iron. The reason is that none of them are going to Baghdad to resolve Iraq’s problems. They are just showing up to defuse their own domestic pressures.


Iran’s ambassador to Baghdad to represent talks with U.S.

TEHRAN -– Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that its ambassador to Baghdad, Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, will represent the country in talks with the United States on Iraq.

Diplomats from Iran and the U.S. are scheduled to meet on May 28 in Baghdad to discuss the security situation in Iraq. Washington has announced that its ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will be negotiating partner with Iran.

“Mr. Kazemi-Qomi will head the delegation but some other persons from Tehran will join him,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said.

Hosseini said the latest developments in Iraq, reducing the sufferings of the Iraqi nation, supporting the Maliki government, and establishing peace and security in the country will feature the talks.

Hosseini announced on May 13 that Iran had responded to a formal request by the U.S. to hold dialogue on Iraq’s security.

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you

that I have set before you life and death,

blessings and curses.

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.

~ Deuteronomy 30:19

The Butcher, The Baker and the Oil Tick Fakers

President George W. Bush marks Eid al-Fitr,
the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with an address at the
Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002

Behold Muhammed Al Asi - HEAD of the Islamic Center in Washington DC

The video embedded below is an audio excerpt from a sermon given by
Imam Muhammad al-Asi.
You can listen to the whole sermon here

Bush policy shift reflects Iraq Study Group goals

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that, once his buildup of forces improves security in the Iraqi capital, he intends to follow the troop withdrawal plan proposed last winter by a bipartisan study group - a recommendation he all but ignored when it was originally made.

Speaking at a White House news conference, Bush for the first time fully adopted the blueprint outlined in December by the Iraq Study Group, saying he envisions U.S. troops gradually moving out of their current combat roles and into support and training functions.

"You know, I would like to see us in a different configuration at some point in time in Iraq," Bush said, referring to the study group by the names of its co-chairmen, former Secretary of State James Baker III and ex-Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind. "The recommendations of Baker-Hamilton appealed to me."

Bush's remarks were the clearest yet on his vision for the long-term U.S. role in Iraq.

It also represents a significant shift in his public position on the study group's recommendations, which were embraced by war critics when they first were unveiled but largely ignored by the White House.

Despite Thursday's public shift, Bush made clear that he did not necessarily see the move to a more limited role for U.S. troops coming soon, emphasizing that tamping down violence using his current "surge" strategy must take precedence.

"I didn't think we could get there unless we increased the troop levels to secure the capital," he said.

Still, he said the next phase of the war would have U.S. troops train Iraqis, guard the country's borders and pursue Al-Qaida. Bush did not, however, explicitly endorse the study group's specific targets for troop reductions.

Some congressional Republicans welcomed Bush's new stance. Virginia Sen. John Warner, a key bellwether of the party's position on the war, said he wanted Bush to move more quickly in implementing the study group's recommendations, suggesting the White House shift strategy as soon as July.

"The facts on the ground, if they continue to worsen as they have been here in the past months, then it seems to me that (July) would be an opportune time" for a shift, Warner told reporters.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has suggested that a reduction in troops could begin as soon as September, when the Pentagon has promised a formal evaluation of the effectiveness of the current buildup.

Thursday, however, Gates declined to say when a shift to the new posture would occur. "It remains to be seen," he said at a news briefing. He said planning for a reduction was under way, as part of contingency planning he ordered several months ago.

When Bush unveiled his new Iraq buildup strategy in January, it was seen as a repudiation of the Iraq Study Group.

Since then, however, several key Republicans have begun to question the administration's strategy, as public support for the war has continued to wane. A New York Times/CBS News poll issued Thursday showed that 61 percent of Americans now believe that the United States never should have invaded Iraq.

Bush's sudden embrace of the study group's blueprint is a measure of how far support for the war has eroded.

It also is a sign that supporters of the Iraq Study Group's recommendations within the administration are gaining ground in the internal debate over the way forward.

The recently named White House "war czar," Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, is known to be a supporter of a more limited role for U.S. combat troops. He initially opposed the surge, when it was being debated within the Pentagon.

When the Iraq Study Group delivered its report to the White House last year, Bush said he agreed with its assessment of the dire situation inside Iraq, but he made clear that he did not share its conclusions, particularly those on troop withdrawals.

"Not all of us around the table agree with every idea," Bush said at the time.

Gradually, however, the administration has moved closer to the study group's recommendations.

Bush praises Democrats' compromise on Iraq funding


President George W. Bush on Thursday praised a Democratic Party compromise on funding the war in Iraq, and he pointedly embraced the Iraq Study Group recommendations for a reduced U.S. role in the longer term. But he warned again that a premature withdrawal from Iraq would be "catastrophic."

The president, in a 50-minute news conference dominated by questions about Iraq , also said that he would seek tougher sanctions against Iran as it pursues an uranium-enrichment program that the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons. "We need to strengthen our sanctions regime," he said. "We will work with our European partners to develop further sanctions." While Republicans portrayed the outcome of the Iraq funding bill as a victory over Democrats seeking a timeline for withdrawal, the president still faces mounting public discontent with the war. Even Republican politicians say their patience will wear thin if progress is not evident by September. Bush faced a delicate balancing act Thursday. He urged continued patience, portraying Al Qaeda as a bitter enemy unlikely to be vanquished for decades, and again said that an early U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would be catastrophic. But he also conceded that the tough fighting in Iraq could grow even bloodier in August, just before a progress report is due on American strategy.

He said that if asked by the Iraqi government to leave, U.S. troops would comply. And, seeming to hint at a longer-term U.S. pullback, he repeatedly embraced fundamental ideas of the Iraq Study Group as a road map toward a reduced American presence. He strongly supported the two-part Iraq war spending bill, expected to pass both houses of Congress late Thursday after months of wrangling and a futile effort by Democrats to put limits on how long American troops will stay.

"By voting for this bill, members of both parties can show our troops and the Iraqis and the enemy that our country will support our service men and women in harm's way," Bush said in a Rose Garden news conference during which the shouts of antiwar protesters, outside the White House gates, could occasionally be heard. But the bill will provide funding for the war only through September, the same month when - as the administration has repeatedly emphasized - the U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker are due to provide a major progress report on the strategy of increasing the number of Americans troops in Baghdad and other areas of Iraq.

The plan will be fully in place by next month. One reporter asked Bush whether the insistence on the importance of September - a date the administration had fixed on in part to gain breathing space in the war debate - would not have the same impact as the timelines for withdrawal Democrats had sought: give U.S. enemies a schedule to leverage their violence for maximum effect. Bush conceded, a bit awkwardly, that this might be so. "It's going to make - it could make - it could make August a tough month," he said.

"What they're going to try to do is kill as many innocent people as they can to try to influence the debate here." But the September date was Petraeus's idea, and it was proper to defer to commanders on such matters, he said. Bush noted more than once that his plan to increase the number of troops would not be complete until mid-June, and when asked about a newly reported resurgence of sectarian violence in Iraq, said this was a mere "snapshot" of the situation. He repeatedly emphasized the need for the Iraqi government to take a larger role.

That was one of the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group panel led by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, a report the administration had given mixed reaction to in December. "The Iraqi government needs to show real progress in return for America's continued support and sacrifice," he said. "The Iraqi Study Group recommended that we hold the Iraqi government to the series of benchmarks for improved security, political reconciliation and governance that the Iraqis have set for themselves." At two other points he spoke positively of the group's report, including its calls for embedding U.S. troops with Iraqi units, maintaining sufficient force in the country to assure Iraq's territorial integrity, and keeping special forces in Iraq that can focus on fighting Al Qaeda. Describing the conditions for victory in Iraq - a stable, democratic Baghdad government able to be a U.S. ally against terrorists - Bush said that one of the things that appealed to him about the Iraqi Study Group report was that it would provide "a kind of a long-term basis" for making that likely to happen, "assuming the Iraqi government invited us to stay there."








Behold state mandated homosexual indoctrination for children


Homosexual Curriculum Bill Passed by Calif. Senate

A controversial bill that bans bias against homosexuals, transgenders, and bisexuals in public schools was passed on Thursday by the California Senate, unleashing a wave of concern through those opposed to normalizing homosexuality.
Fri, May. 25, 2007

A controversial bill that bans bias against homosexuals, transgenders, and bisexuals in public schools was passed on Thursday by the California Senate, unleashing a wave of concern through those opposed to normalizing homosexuality. SB 777 went through by a 23-13 vote, and would prohibit all classes, textbooks, and teachers from any instruction that "reflects or promotes bias against" those perceived with gender issues. All instructional materials and school activities would then have to positively portray all of these sexually alternative lifestyles, something many refuse to support.

Children starting from kindergarten would learn about the practices, as a result, and would be forced to accept them as socially acceptable, pro-family conservatives argue.
"SB 777 is designed to transform our public schools into institutions that disregard all notions of the traditional family unit," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute (CRI), in a statement. "This reverse discrimination is an outright attack on the religious and moral beliefs of California citizens." Voting for the bill went strictly along party lines with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed, passing a slim margin of three votes. No Republican senator made an address to oppose the legislation. SB 777 is much like a previous bill that was passed in the last session of the California legislature, SB 1437, but was subsequently vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Parents are angry at the Democrats for passing this school sexual indoctrination bill and frustrated that Republicans did little to fight it," explained Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families (CCF), a California-based pro-family organization, in a statement. "We call on Arnold Schwarzenegger to pledge that he will respect parents, protect children, and veto this bad bill, just like he did last year."

As part of the bill, which was authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl, a lesbian, the language also redefined what the word “gender” means, stating that “gender” means “sex” but that a person’s gender identity and related appearance can constitute “sex” despite the person’s assigned “sex” at birth. SB 777 also erased the current definition of “sex” from the education code, which originally defined it as the biological condition of being male or female.
Several parents, Christians and non-Christians, have voiced their concern over schools regulating what their children should think is acceptable.

They feel their children should not be forced to support homosexuality and other non-traditional gender lifestyles as being normal and healthy.
"The notion of forcing children to support controversial sexual lifestyles is shocking and appalling to millions of fathers and mothers," added Thomasson. "Parents don't want their children taught to become homosexual or bisexual or to wonder whether they need a sex-change operation. SB 777 will shatter the academic purpose of education by turning every government school into a sexual indoctrination center." Under the bill, school districts must comply with the new standards or else they will be regulated by the California Department of Education. In addition, teachers do not need parental permission to teach about the subjects to their students.

According to CRI, the Los Angeles Unified School District has already implemented the policies in this bill. "In that district, boys who perceive themselves as girls may enter the girls' locker room and restroom,” described Meredith Turney, legislative liaison for CRI, in a statement. “Teachers and school officials are required to hide the gender identity of a transgender student if the parents are unaware of what's taking place at school. This astonishing policy will be expanded to every school in the state if SB 777 becomes law." Students up to the twelfth grade would be affected by the bill.

Homosexuality and the Nazi Party

The pink triangle, symbol of the "gay rights" movement, is familiar to many Americans. As the badge used by the Nazis to designate homosexuals in the concentration camps, the pink triangle perfectly expresses the message of "gay rights." That message is that homosexuals are currently and historically victims of irrational prejudice and that those who oppose homosexuality are hateful bigots. This all-important victim status engenders sympathy for the homosexual "cause" among well-meaning heterosexuals.

Thus, millions of otherwise rational Americans support a movement whose sole unifying characteristic is a sexual lifestyle they personally find repugnant.
When homosexuals display the pink triangle, they are equating all opposition to homosexuality with Nazism and themselves with the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As pro-homosexual Rabbi Bernard Mehlman puts it, "Homophobia and Anti-Semitism are part of the same disease." This quote appeared in an advertisement in a homosexual newspaper. It announced the dedication ceremony of the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston last year.

An accompanying article reported that New England homosexuals had pledged $1 million to help build the memorial, including $50,000 for an initial monument consisting of six steel and glass towers. Alongside the monument is an inscription honoring homosexual victims of the Nazis. Another Holocaust memorial being prepared in New York City is expected to similarly honor homosexuals. Washington, D.C. is home to the official U.S. Holocaust Museum which not only maintains a pro-homosexual display, but also employs noted homosexual activist Klaus Mueller as a staff researcher.

Other Holocaust related projects, such as the Anne Frank Exhibit now touring the United States, incorporate a similar message in their programs.
While some homosexuals were interned in Nazi work camps, the role of homosexuals in Nazi history cannot be accurately represented solely by a pink triangle. Our review of more than 200 history texts written since the 1930s suggests that a pink swastika is equally representative, if not more so. For, ironically, while many homosexuals were persecuted by the Nazi party, there is no doubt that the Nazi party itself had many homosexuals within its own ranks, even among its highest leadership.



On Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at 6:24 p.m. David Parker, of XXXXXXX., Lexington, was arrested and charged with “trespassing” at the Estabrook Elementary School. This occurred during a meeting scheduled by the Principal of Estabrook, Joni Jay, to discuss the Parkers’ request that the school abide by the Massachusetts Parental Notification Law concerning curriculum involving human sexuality issues.

During the three hour meeting, the Principal and the Lexington Director of Education brought the Superintendent, William Hurley, into the discussion via telephone. A hand-written agreement was faxed over to the Superintendent as negotiations continued.
David Parker was led to believe that the school administration would adhere to the Laws of Massachusetts and honor his request for parental notification, allowing his child to be opted-out of teacher-initiated discussions of sexuality. Instead, the police were called, the school rejected his requests, and David Parker was arrested.

Statement by David Parker “I, David Parker, am the father of a kindergarten student at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Since the beginning of this school year, my wife and I have learned that school materials and discussions about gay-headed households/same-sex union issues have been exposed to the children. There are definitive plans to increase the teacher/staff/adult mediated discussions of these subjects. “We have officially stated on many occasions—to the Lexington school administration—a request that we be notified when these discussions are planned, and want our 6-year-old opted out of such situations when arising “spontaneously”. “Our parental requests for our own child were flat-out denied with no effort at accommodation. In our meeting on April 27, I, insisted that such accommodation be made and refused to leave the meeting room. I was informed that I would be arrested.”

An Interview with David Parker

Friday, May 25, 2007

Hamassholes: Islam Will Rule the World, Destroy Israel and the Jews

And I think to myself...what an ugly world that would be

Hamas: Islam Will Rule the World, Destroy Israel and the Jews

The Hamas terrorist organization is conducting a simultaneous battle against Israel and its coalition partner, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction, but not without a “higher” purpose.

According to the Palestinian Media Watch, the Hamas charter specifically mandates the murder of Jews in compliance with what it believes is Divine will. Violence and terror, which Hamas refers to as “resistance”, are considered legitimate tools to be used for this purpose.

Hamas has worked hard to promote this ideology and to train the current and future generations toward this end, using a Mickey Mouse-like character to teach the precepts to PA Arab children and other TV and radio programs to reach the adults.

The PA population has, for the most part, responded enthusiastically to this campaign. Others who are frightened by the fanaticism and culture of murder are doing their best to flee.

Branch offices of foreign ministries from various Arab countries report they have been besieged with tens of thousands of applications by PA Arabs who are desperate to take their families out of the madness.

Islamic clerics, meanwhile, exhort them to remain, resorting even to religious legal rulings that it is forbidden to leave the Palestinian Authority territories and abandon what they insist is their land.

It is clear that Hamas has no intention of ever recognizing the State of Israel’s right to exist. Nor does it intend to end its terrorism, regardless of international mandates to do so.

“We will liberate Palestine, all of Palestine... Palestine will not be liberated by negotiations, committees and decisions. It will only be liberated by the rifle and the al-Kassam [rocket -ed.]. Therefore, prepare yourselves,” declared Hamas spokesman Dr. Ismail Radwan in an April interview with the Hamas-controlled Al-Risalah newspaper.

Ultimately, states former Foreign Minister and Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahhar in a March interview with the Arabic Al-Ayyam newspaper, “Our position is the liberation of Palestine, all of Palestine. This is the final and strategic solution for us……Anyone who denies it must check his faith and his Islam.”

Ismail Radwan, Hamas Spokesman, March 30, 2007

What Every Muslim Needs

(Hat Tip - Brazilian Infidel)

Ergun Caner, the dean of Liberty Baptist Seminary, is a former Muslim and discusses coming to know Jesus in this excellent video.

See Also:

A Palestinian Terrorists Journey to Christian Zionism : Walid Shoebat

It's all written in the Koran, that dirty book for every moron

Island Shattered As Imam Accused Of Molesting Children

Goidhoo island, a small community of 600 residents in Baa atoll, has been in shock since Sunday over allegations the island Imam has used Koran classes to sexually molest girls aged as young as six.

Five different girls aged between eleven and nineteen have accused the Imam, Ali Rasheed, of molesting them in incidents dating back to 1999, when he set up the Koran classes in the island mosque.

Three of the alleged victims are nieces of Rasheed, one by blood and two by marriage.

The mothers of three of the alleged victims reported the claims to the island office on Monday and Rasheed was arrested on Wednesday. But not before he was attacked by a group of island youths on his way to morning prayers that day.


Last Tuesday an eleven year old schoolgirl told two friends she had been molested by the Imam at his Koran classes in December. Both friends told their parents who in turn spoke to the girl’s mother.

Ali Rasheed, the alleged perpetrator, is not only the Goidhoo Imam, but the girl’s uncle. Her father and Ali Rasheed’s wife are brother and sister.

For five days the mother chose not to confront Rasheed. But on Sunday, her elder daughter, now aged fourteen, told her she has been continuously molested by Rasheed since the Koran classes began eight years ago, when she was just six years old.

The allegations have since slowly spread through the island community, and three more girls have claimed Rasheed molested them,

One, an eleven year old, is a classmate of the first accuser. The other two, both now nineteen, claim to have been molested seven or eight years ago. One is another niece of Ali Rasheed, this time by blood. She is the daughter of Rasheed’s brother.


Mohammad The Pedophile

Islam, Abuse of Women, & the Molestations of Little Girls

Islamic Pedophilia & Other Sexual Abominations

Fatwa can not silence warrior woman poet

Taslima Nasreen, Righteous Woman of Valor


''She writes that Muslim women should burn their burqas, that women should be treated as equals, and that religion should have no place in law or government...''

What can you buy for $11,319 these days? You can rent the 14-bedroom Christian Dior Chateau on the French Riviera for a week in December. Or, you can grab a 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty two-door pickup truck that's still in pretty good shape.

Or ... if your taste runs toward the grisly, you and your Muslim extremist cronies might offer $11,319 on the open fatwa market to buy a head; specifically, the head of ''notorious woman'' and dissident writer Taslima Nasreen.

Separated from her body, of course.

The president of northern India's All India Ibtehad Council recently announced a 500,000 rupee (U.S. $11,319) bounty on Nasreen's head. ''She should be killed and beheaded and anyone who does this will get a reward from the council,'' declared cleric Tauqeer Raza Khan, because Nasreen made ''derogatory references against Prophet Mohammed in her writings.''

Granted, Nasreen's writings which demand equality and dignity for Muslim (and all) women are, to many Islamic fundamentalists, a bit radical. She writes that Muslim women should burn their burqas, that women should be treated as equals, and that religion should have no place in law or government … heretical stuff to Islamic fundamentalists. Nasreen fled Bangladesh in 1994 due to widespread violence about her writing and spent many years in exile in Europe. She recently sought permanent residency in an area of India that is culturally similar to her native country.

Khan denies that his bounty is gender related: ''Anyone who opposes the Prophet does not deserve to live,'' he proclaims. ''There have been a number of e-mails and telephone calls congratulating me for the bold stance I have taken.'' Khan is getting e-mails that support chopping off a woman's head? What is this? Seventh century violence meets 21st century technology?

Having Muslim extremists call for her death is nothing new to Nasreen. In 1993, the Soldiers of Islam offered about $5,000 for her execution. Scores of writers, editors, playwrights and filmmakers have been executed since the 1960s in places like Algeria, Iran, Morocco, Sudan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and even Amsterdam, where filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was killed in 2004 for making a film called ''Submission.''

Beheading is legal in Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia, where many crimes are punishable by public beheading with a large, curved sword. Just last month, in Riyadh, a Sudanese man convicted of sorcery was beheaded in a public ceremony. While beheading may be a tool for justice in some parts of the Islamic world, it is a tool for terror in others (think Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg) and the $11,319 price on Ms. Nasreen's head is intended to keep her from writing more things like this:

''Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it.

Nature says women are human beings, men cry out NO!

Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north.

Women are oppressed inside, outside home.

Whether a woman is a believer or a non-believer, she is oppressed.

Beautiful or ugly, oppressed.

Crippled or not, rich or poor, literate or illiterate, oppressed.

Covered or naked, she is oppressed.

Dumb or not, cowardly or courageous, she is always oppressed.

Even a mangy cur of the house barks now and then,

but over the mouths of women cheaply had

there's a lock, a golden lock.''

Clearly, Nasreen has found a way to remove the lock from her mouth.
More of her writing can be found at her website

So, extremists want her mouth, and the rest of her head, removed from her body. Newspapers in the region have demanded that the Indian government condemn the death sentence, and back it up by offering Nasreen permanent residence. For our part, women all around the world should protest this treatment of a genuine ''warrior woman'' and the world's leaders should demand that Nasreen be protected.



Thursday, May 24, 2007

Breathing while Christian in Saudi Arabia a crime

Saudis arrest Christian for entering Mecca

Saudi officials have arrested a man in Mecca for being a Christian, saying that the city, which Muslims consider to be holy, is off-limits to non-Muslims.

Nirosh Kamanda, a Sri Lankan Christian, was detained by the Saudi Expatriates Monitoring Committee last week after he started to sell goods outside Mecca's Great Mosque.

After running his fingerprints through a new security system, Saudi police discovered that he was a Christian who had arrived in the country six months earlier to take a job as a truck driver in the city of Dammam. Kamanda had subsequently left his place of work and moved to Mecca.

"The Grand Mosque and the holy city are forbidden to non-Muslims," Col. Suhail Matrafi, head of the department of Expatriates Affairs in Mecca, told the Saudi daily Arab News. "The new fingerprints system is very helpful and will help us a lot to discover the identity of a lot of criminals," he said.

Similar restrictions apply to the Saudi city of Medina. In a section entitled, "Traveler's Information," the Web site of the Saudi Embassy in Washington states that, "Mecca and Medina hold special religious significance and only persons of the Islamic faith are allowed entry."

Highway signs at the entrance to Mecca also direct non-Muslims away from the city's environs.

Saudi Professor Calls for "Positive Hatred" of Christians


If I forget thee Jerusalem.......

United States “Concerned” by Arrests

United States State Department spokesman Tom Casey said Thursday evening that the US is “concerned” by Israel’s arrest of 33 senior members of Hamas overnight Thursday. His announcement was similar to that of United Nations representative Michael Williams.

While Hamas is a terrorist organization, Casey said, the arrest of Palestinian Authority Members of Parliament is always “a process arousing concern.” Several of the 33 detainees are MPs in the PA, and one is Nasser Al-Din Shaer, the PA Minister of Education.

UN Criticizes Arrest of Hamas Officials

Regional United Nations representative Michael Williams said Thursday that he is “concerned” by the arrest of 33 senior members of the Hamas terrorist organization overnight Thursday. While acknowledging that the detainees’ status as members of the Palestinian Authority parliament does not make them immune from prosecution, Williams complained that in many cases, Israel had “no charges against the detainees” other than their affiliation with Hamas.

IDF officials explained that membership in Hamas, which is a terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s destruction, is illegal in and of itself. The officials added that indictments against the Hamas members will be presented in the near future.

Daily Press Briefing State Department Tom Casey 5/17/07

During his press conference, the President said he asked the Secretary to be actively engaged in the Middle East.


QUESTION: What does she plan to do exactly?

MR. MCCORMACK: Well, she has been actively engaged in the Middle East and you've been on a lot of the trips with her and I think you can attest to the fact that there's been a lot of active engagement on issues related to the Middle East and trying to resolve the differences between the Israelis and the Palestinians as well as working on a wider peace in the region.
She -- you could go down the list in terms of her engagement both here in the Department consulting with advisors, working on ways within the U.S. Government to move the process forward and working with the Israelis, Palestinians, Arab neighbors on how to move the Israeli-Palestinian track as well as the Israeli-Arab track forward. She's traveled a great deal to the region. She is on the phone quite a bit. She was just on the phone this morning with Prime Minister Olmert as well as President Abbas on the issue of the recent violence in the Gaza Strip. So there are a lot of different ways that she's going to remain engaged on the issue.

Travel, working with her counterparts whether they're in the region or counterparts that have -- represent governments that have an interest in the issues, stay tuned in terms of more travel. I know that that's one thing that everybody is always looking out for and people who apply that as a metric of the level of interest and the level of activity, and certainly I don't necessary buy that. But if you are going to use that as a metric, I think you can look at her travel schedule over the past several months you see a Secretary of State that's been deeply involved in this issue. And it's an issue that she has said -- in public and in private -- that she's going to devote quite a bit of her energy and focus over the remaining 18 months to the issue.

QUESTION: But she just cancelled a trip to Jerusalem because of the uncertainties around the fate of Prime Minister Olmert.

MR. MCCORMACK: Right. I mean -- and we've already said that we're going to be back there in the near future. So I wouldn't judge her level of interest, involvement and energy based on one trip that was postponed.

QUESTION: Do you have any plans in the near future to have another trilateral as you had previously in Jerusalem? Do you think that would help to, you know --

MR. MCCORMACK: We'll see what's effective. I think that she said that from time to time, that it's a -- it would be a useful format, useful geometry that she might employ. She'll make an assessment over the coming weeks and months when that's appropriate. I haven't heard her talk about that recently, but that might be something that she does.
Yeah, Elise.

QUESTION: How concerned are you that the recent violence in Gaza is going to -- both among Palestinians themselves and between the Israelis and Palestinians, going to set you back in terms of your efforts to move this forward?

MR. MCCORMACK: Well, the -- certainly, violence perpetrated by Hamas, as we have seen recently, doesn't further the cause of peace. What is does is -- resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians and it also underscores the importance of reaching those political accommodations on the Israeli-Palestinian track among those individuals who are committed to peace like Prime Minister Olmert, like President Abbas, and the people around him and that work directly for him.
We would hope that Hamas would make another choice; in making a choice for peace, in making a choice for a Palestinian state, because the only way that they're going to see that is via the negotiating table. They're not going to see it by launching Qassam rockets into Israel. They're not going to see it by attacking the legitimate security forces of the Palestinian Authority. They're not going to see it by sending young people armed with suicide vests to blow up other Israeli youngsters. So --

QUESTION: But you --

MR. MCCORMACK: The Palestinians themselves are going to have to resolve that central contradiction where you have a group like Hamas that is committed to the use of terror, but also says it wants to be involved in a democratic process. The Palestinians are going to have to resolve that, but to bring it back, what all the -- what the violence underscores is the fact that it is all the more important that all those committed to peace in the region work actively and do everything that they can to move forward the process of peace.

QUESTION: Would you say that President Abbas is doing all that he can to stop this violence in terms of Hamas attacks from Gaza into Israel? Because it seems as if, anyway, that this is leading to another escalation of violence between Israelis and Palestinians that will set you even -- back even further.

MR. MCCORMACK: Well, President Abbas is committed to ending violence. He has never -- he has always been somebody that has shunned the use of terror. He has counseled against it. He is somebody who has actively worked for peace. He is somebody who has actively advocated for negotiations as opposed to the use of violence to realize a Palestinian state. We are urging all parties to exercise restraint. We understand the Israeli Government has a right to defend itself and they have explained that their actions, just over the past day or so, have been in reaction to stopping -- trying to stop further rocket launches into Israeli territory, rocket launches that have injured Israeli citizens.

But we've also urged them to consider the consequences of their actions in defending themselves on Palestinian infrastructure as well as on what effect it might have on the prospects for moving forward the political process. But we know that Prime Minister Olmert is somebody who is committed to working actively on that political track.
QUESTION: But I mean, we all know about President Abbas' commitment --


QUESTION: -- to peace and his stated preference for negotiations, things like that.


QUESTION: But in terms of this recent bout of violence, in terms of cracking down on Hamas militants --


QUESTION: -- putting pressure on the Hamas part of the unity government to put their own -- use their own leverage against the Hamas militants, utilizing the security services -- I mean, is he doing all he can to stop this from spiraling out of --

MR. MCCORMACK: We believe that President Abbas is somebody who is committed to (a) the political negotiating track, (b) doing everything that he can to break up terror networks, to stop those attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip against Israel, and somebody who is committed also to building up a professional security force in not only the West Bank, but in the Gaza Strip. Now that's a work in progress and it's also a security force that was attacked by these Hamas-affiliated and Hamas forces.
So we believe that he is somebody who is doing the right things. Now we always encourage him to do everything he possibly can to do more, but we believe he is somebody who is committed to doing all those right things.



Members of the peaceful Al-Fatah show off their precious child


The Palestinian authorities have no links with the shadowy Islamist group locked in a deadly showdown with the Lebanese army, president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday."We have nothing at all to do with those they call Fatah Al-Islam," Abbas told a press conference in Gaza City with visiting EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.

"We do not approve of the actions by this group," he said. Abbas, who heads the secular Fatah party in the Palestinian territories, said the authorities would send humanitarian aid to the refugees of the besieged camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon's north, where the extremists and the army fought deadly battles this week.Fatah al-Islam itself has denied any links to "parties and states outside Lebanon.

"The group's leader, Shaker Abssi, is a Palestinian, born in the West Bank town of Jericho in 1955. He is said to be linked to the former leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jordanian-born extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in a US air strike in 2006. Three days of clashes in Lebanon, the country's deadliest since the 1975-1990 civil war, erupted on Sunday and killed at least 69 people.

Daily Press Briefing State Department Tom Casey 5/23/07

QUESTION: Can you confirm that the Secretary will participate in a Quartet meeting in Berlin at the end of the month?

MR. CASEY: I was wondering whether someone was going to get to that. Yes, I can and I apologize I didn't have that information for you this morning. But as I think most of you've seen, the German Foreign Ministry has put out a statement indicating that on the margins of the G-8 ministerial next week, there will be a Quartet meeting in Berlin. Secretary Rice does plan on attending that meeting and this will be an opportunity for the various members of the Quartet to review the situation in the Palestinian territories as well as get an update on some of the discussions that have been held between Israelis and Palestinians and look at what more they might be able to do to help deal with some of the issues that are of concern there.

QUESTION: And do you think they could speak about the aid to the Palestinians and how it's distributed?

MR. CASEY: Well, I don't expect that you'll see any change to the basic Quartet principles concerning the Palestinian Authority government. I'm sure that usually when they've gotten together in -- last year or so, they've talked about the temporary international mechanism and talked about other means of finding ways to provide support for the Palestinian people and take care of the needs of the Palestinian people. I'm sure there'll be discussions about that, but I don't have a specific agenda to offer you on that.

QUESTION: Can I follow up on that?

MR. CASEY: Yeah, Kirit.

QUESTION: The German Foreign Minister I think also announced that they've invited the Afghani and Pakistani Foreign Ministers to attend the meeting to have discussions on the sidelines. Do you know if the U.S. will participate in that?

MR. CASEY: I hadn't seen that and, no, I don't. I'm sure that there will be -- you mean to the G-8?

QUESTION: To the -- I believe it was the G-8.

QUESTION: Foreign ministers.

MR. CASEY: Yeah. I'm not sure quite who they have invited and I don't really have an update for you in terms of the Secretary's schedule. Usually when she goes to these kinds of meetings, there are a number of bilateral discussions that she'll have, but I don't think anything's been set at this point.


Report: Israel's Olmert seeks talks with Syria

JERUSALEM, May 24 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been considering reviving long-stalled peace talks with Syria, an Israeli newspaper said on Thursday. Olmert's staff declined official comment. One Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the prime minister believed Syria was not ready to make peace. Maariv daily said Olmert had "completed preparatory examinations regarding the opening of negotiations between Israel and Syria and is leaning toward moving on the Syrian track". He is now "convinced that negotiations with Syria and a possible peace treaty between the countries would substantially improve the strategic situation in the region," the paper's chief diplomatic correspondent, Ben Caspit, wrote.

Several foreign intermediaries have relayed questions from Olmert to the Syrians as part of a "discreet and in-depth examination of the issue", the newspaper added. Discreet mediation efforts have taken place in the last three years, though with little movement on the part of either government so far, figures involved in such talks have said. Peace talks between Israel and Syria, brokered by the United States, broke off in 2000 in a dispute over how far Israel would withdraw from the Golan Heights, captured in 1967, and whether Syria would fully normalise ties with Israel in return. The Israeli official told Reuters on Thursday that progress toward new negotiations with Syria had been limited at best, saying Olmert "still sees the present Syrian government as not yet ready for the hard choices needed to make peace".

Olmert has demanded Damascus cease supporting Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon and Palestinian militant groups as a condition of resuming peace talks, dismissing Syrian overtures as a bid to improve ties with the West. But a bloody power struggle between Fatah and Hamas and Iran's development of nuclear technology have persuaded Olmert that negotiations with Syria may be Israel's best option for diplomatic improvements in its security, Caspit wrote. He said Israel also hopes talks with Syria, which has good relations with Iran, would help it hamper Tehran's nuclear efforts, which the West suspects are aimed at producing weapons. Tehran insists it is interested in nuclear energy alone.


Diminutive Genocidal Islamocrat threatens to "Uproot Israel"

"The ocean of nations of the region will get angry and will uproot the Zionist regime"

Well , since they already feel comfortable telling America what we can and can not say
and when we can say it why should they not feel emboldened to speak like this?

See Also: Diplobabbling Whoredoms of Doom


May 24 10:56 AM US/Eastern
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's hard-line president warned Israel on Thursday that other nations in the region would "uproot" the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon in the summer. "If you think that by bombing and assassinating Palestinian leaders you are preparing ground for new attacks on Lebanon in the summer, I am telling you that you are seriously wrong," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a rally in the city of Isfahan. "If this year you repeat the same mistake of the last year, the ocean of nations of the region will get angry and will uproot the Zionist regime."

From today's GWB Press Conference:
The rhetoric on Iran increased ahead of a meeting in Baghdad on Monday between U.S. and Iranian diplomats - one of the few such meetings since formal relations were frozen in 1980 - to deal with stabilizing Iraq.

That's right.... they are STILL meeting with them.

Now you know why there was no REAL Republican action against Pelosi going to Syria.

It's all a show, folks.

This is the Baker Plan in action. Submit to Iran through Syria.

That trip to Syria by the Caliphellator was OK'ed before she went. It had to be, there were NO REAL REPERCUSSIONS from the Bush Administration. NONE.

That telegraphs consent.


I will crush the Assyrian in my land;
on my mountains I will trample him down.
His yoke will be taken from my people,
and his burden removed from their shoulders
~ Isaiah 14:25

The Men Who Sold the World



The president also said that the strategy he is now following includes many of the recommendations issued last December by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group headed by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana - recommendations at first generally ignored by the administration.



Video: James Baker and Lee Hamilton join David Frost on Al Jazeera December 8, 2006

Video: Bill Kristol on the ISG

James Baker's Double Life

by NAOMI KLEIN [from the November 1, 2004 issue]

When President Bush appointed former Secretary of State James Baker III as his envoy on Iraq's debt on December 5, 2003, he called Baker's job "a noble mission." At the time, there was widespread concern about whether Baker's extensive business dealings in the Middle East would compromise that mission, which is to meet with heads of state and persuade them to forgive the debts owed to them by Iraq. Of particular concern was his relationship with merchant bank and defense contractor the Carlyle Group, where Baker is senior counselor and an equity partner with an estimated $180 million stake.

Until now, there has been no concrete evidence that Baker's loyalties are split, or that his power as Special Presidential Envoy--an unpaid position--has been used to benefit any of his corporate clients or employers. But according to documents obtained by The Nation, that is precisely what has happened.
Carlyle has sought to secure an extraordinary $1 billion investment from the Kuwaiti government, with Baker's influence as debt envoy being used as a crucial lever. The secret deal involves a complex transaction to transfer ownership of as much as $57 billion in unpaid Iraqi debts.

The debts, now owed to the government of Kuwait, would be assigned to a foundation created and controlled by a consortium in which the key players are the Carlyle Group, the Albright Group (headed by another former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright) and several other well-connected firms.
Under the deal, the government of Kuwait would also give the consortium $2 billion up front to invest in a private equity fund devised by the consortium, with half of it going to Carlyle. The Nation has obtained a copy of the confidential sixty-five-page "Proposal to Assist the Government of Kuwait in Protecting and Realizing Claims Against Iraq," sent in January from the consortium to Kuwait's foreign ministry, as well as letters back and forth between the two parties.

In a letter dated August 6, 2004, the consortium informed Kuwait's foreign ministry that the country's unpaid debts from Iraq "are in imminent jeopardy."
World opinion is turning in favor of debt forgiveness, another letter warned, as evidenced by "President Bush's appointment...of former Secretary of State James Baker as his envoy to negotiate Iraqi debt relief." The consortium's proposal spells out the threat: Not only is Kuwait unlikely to see any of its $30 billion from Iraq in sovereign debt, but the $27 billion in war reparations that Iraq owes to Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion "may well be a casualty of this U.S. [debt relief] effort."






Also, be sure to read yesterday's Baker Street post