May 08, 2006

Malaysian Police Search for Sheep Rapist

No word from PETA yet on whether or not the sheep is claiming the relationship was consensual.

Interested Participant

.... heard the frantic bleating of her ewe. The sound came from beneath the lower portion of her house, which is built on stilts, where she kept her livestock.

On checking, the woman found the youngster naked with one of her ewes.

"When she screamed, the youth jumped up and fled. She lodged a police report," Nazley said.


UPDATE: The wisdon of Khomeini:

"The meat of horses, mules, or donkeys is not recommended. It is strictly forbidden if the animal was sodomized while alive by a man. In that case, the animal must be taken outside the city and sold."

"If one commits an act of sodomy with a cow, a ewe, or a camel, their urine and their excrements become impure, and even their milk may no longer be consumed. The animal must then be killed as quickly as possible and burned, and the price of it paid to its owner by him who sodomized it."

Because the Ayatollahs ask the important questions.....

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April 27, 2006

Islam... in... Space!

Muslim scholars ask the tough questions. Not content with exploring the deep mysteries of whether or not it is forbidden to take a dump facing Mecca or whether the sunna forbids talking while taking a wiz (no word yet on whistling) comes news that Malaysians are worried about Sharia in outer space.


How do Muslim astronauts pray five times a day in space when a "day" in orbit is only 90 minutes? How does one determine where Mecca is in a constantly moving space station?

These were some of the questions Islamic scholars and scientists wrangled with in a seminar Tuesday, as Malaysia, a Muslim country, prepares to send its first citizen into space next year....

"Our astronaut will stay in the International Space Station for about seven to eight days. Among the important needs of this astronaut, should he be a Muslim, is a guide on how to perform the prayer ritual in space," Mohamad Ruddin Abdul Ghani, permanent secretary of Malaysia's Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, said in a speech at the "Islam and Life in Space" seminar.

Parenthetically, this is the same moderate country that fines people for not attending Friday prayers.
But as Zainal Abidin Abdul Rashid of Malaysia National University pointed out at the seminar, the space station circles the Earth 16 times in 24 hours, with a sunrise and sunset occurring about every 90 minutes.

"Does this mean we have to perform 80 prayers a day," he said in his seminar paper.

He proposed that Earth time, especially the time zone in Mecca, be used as the reference point to determine the prayer schedule.

On the issue of "qiblat" or the direction of Mecca, suggestions range from installing a special rotating seat so that the Muslim astronaut could turn easily toward Mecca, to using calculator that can determine qiblat direction and the prayer schedule.

Then there is also the question of how to perform ablution, a ritual cleansing of the body, with water-rationing in space.

Also, how does one do the prayer ritual of kneeling and prostrating under zero gravity?

pigsinspace.jpgSo, while the West was busy putting people into space, the Ummah was busy worrying about whether or not it's halal to drink Tang?


This goes a long way in explaining the myth of the 'Golden Age of Islam'. Never. Happened.

One important question not addressed at the conference is this: Does the prohibition against eating pork extend to outer space? And if it does, is there at least a Miss Piggy exception?

Hat tip Joel who found it at Nobody's business.

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April 08, 2006

King of Nepal Orders Protesters Shot on Site

One of the stories being widely circulated right now is that the King of Nepal has ordered that protesters would be shot on site. What the headline does not say, is that Nepal is in the midsts of a civil war with Maoist rebels. And that no protesters have, in fact, been shot on site!Guardian:

Protesters demanding a return to democracy postponed a rally that had been expected to draw thousands on Saturday, after the king imposed an all-day curfew and ordered violators shot on sight.

One person was killed and at least two wounded when security forces fired at demonstrators in Pokhara, a resort town 125 miles west of the capital, Katmandu, said Gangadhar Baral, who was among those wounded.

"We were protesting and some of us were throwing stones at the soldiers. Suddenly, the soldiers fired shots at us. One of my friends was killed instantly,'' Baral said. He spoke from the town's main hospital.

Wait a were throwing stones? What exactly did you think the response of the soldiers would be? Throw stones back?

And why the imposition of the restrictions?

The rebels bombed government buildings and attacked a jail in the southwestern town of Taulihawa on Friday night, freeing 104 prisoners, officials said. Insurgents also attacked security bases in the nearby town of Butwal.

Officials said the curfew was in response to information that the rebels would try to infiltrate the rallies and wage terror attacks against government targets.

I don't have enough information to make a judgement whether of not the King of Nepal was justified in overthrowing the government there--my gut feeling is that he didn't--but since when have Maoists ever respected democracy? Overthrowing a pro-Western King and replacing him with an anti-Western Maoist dictator is never a good move.

Impending geek alert: Interestingly enough, last night's episode of Dr. Who featured a Prime Minister of England ordering the Doctor shot on site. Which is neither here nor there, but I just figured you ought to know a little about Macktastick Rusty Wicked's geek factor. It's off the scale.

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March 10, 2006

When Rusty is Away the Guests do Play.

While the Dark Lord of the Sith has been away, we’ve had a pretty good week here. Lot’s of posts, hits, comments, trolls, annoying annoyances, the whole bit. Feels like the good old days before the dark times, before the Empire!

Thanks to Demosophist.
Mike Pechar.
See-Dubya who also posts here.
Chris Short.
The Dread Pundit Bluto.
Chad Evans.
Jane from Armies of Liberation.

Thanks also to all our regulars and trolls as well for taking things out on each other and keeping us entertained in the process. As Rusty says, “You came here for the insults didn’t you Howie?” Howie Says blushing shamefully, “Of course.” So I’ve saved up some linky, linky for you. Rusty says if the hotel has free internet we would hear from him. Apparently they don’t but I expect my master will return on Monday.

New York Jail Imam opens mouth, inserts foot via Jihadwatch

Umar Abdul-Jalil via NYPOST : "greatest terrorists in the world occupy the White House," Jews control the media, and Muslims are being tortured in Manhattan jails... ...the Zionists of the media to dictate what Islam is to us" and said Muslims must be "compassionate with each other" and "hard against the kufr [unbeliever]."
I'd like to place a hard steel object right up side his head.

Clinton W Taylor asks we send our “trimmings to Yale”

Clinton via Townhall : Referring to the Taliban’s policy of pulling the fingernails off of Afghani women who dared to wear fingernail polish. Some of these women even had their thumbs sliced off as punishment. To date, Mr. Rahmatullah has not apologized or taken responsibility for his support of this brutal regime, though he told the Times he wished he’d been "a little bit softer" in his advocacy.
If you’d like to show your outrage at Yale’s decision to admit the Taliban’s spokeman, join us in "giving Yale the finger." It would be disgusting– not to mention really painful — to mail your own fingernails, but you can buy glamorous, decadent, shameless-hussy-scarlet press-on nails (ask for "nail tips") from any drug store or beauty shop. They’re cheap; a box costs about $5.00. (Caution to Harvard-educated readers: do not eat the press-on nails. Sure, they look tasty, but they will make you sick.)
Good idea!

If you have not read all Michael Totten’s latest report from Iraq clickety click here!

Totten : “Zarqawi destroyed the tombs,” the caretaker said. “He and his men turned this room into a toilet.” He shook his head in disgust at the filthy Islamists who fouled their Islamic shrine. Muslims who say Al Qaeda is not really Islamic may have a point.
“You see that there in the floor?” he said. “That’s where they began to install plumbing.”
I braced myself. “How do you feel about the U.S. bombing this mosque?” I said.
“I don’t know,” he said, as if he had never even pondered the question. “It’s okay, I suppose. I am grateful. If they had not done it this place would still be a toilet.”

All those hours spent killing space bastards can pay off!

Living under Democratic leadership, what it’s really like. Sorry Gov Rod you suck buddy.

NPR : Five Jewish members of Illinois' hate-crimes commission have resigned in protest over another commissioner who is an official with the Nation of Islam. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, rails against Jewish and gay people this week in front of commissioners. Chicago Public Radio's Catrin Einhorn reports.
That boy can tear up a steel ball with a rubber hammer or he is about as sharp as a bowling ball. You pick.

Bad, bad gay terrorists in love never underestimate a terrorist in love!

Filthy’s post on how returning soldiers should be treated.

The Filthy Report : Hundreds of people, including Girl Scout troops, Vietnam Veterans of America chapters, senior citizens clubs and individuals wanting to give personal thanks to America’s returning troops lined the terminal exit and filled the airport with deafening cheers from the first service member to the last.

Giggle, giggle times four = one happy group!.(just click)

I’ll try and update with more linky, linky later. Busy, busy.

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February 28, 2006

India: Our New Natural Ally & A Nuclear Deal in Our Interests

With the Cold War over and a new Cold War between civilizations brewing, India has become our natural ally in Southeast Asia. Pakistan is only a reluctant ally which only supports the war on terror to the extent that it prevents a U.S. invasion. Pakistan cannot even control vast areas of its own territory. There is little doubt in my mind that a coup or pupular uprising will eventually remove the present pro-U.S. military dictatorship and replace it with an even more overtly Islamist regime.

To prepare for that day, we must earnestly cultivate our friendship with India. India and the U.S. have had shaky relations in the past--especially given our Cold War alliance with Pakistan--but the relationship between us and the Subcontinental state have improved drastically in the past 15 years. Not only do we have strategic mutual interests with India, but our cultures and civilizations both emphasize democracy, pluralism, and tolerance. India is fast becoming more than an ally, they are becoming our friend.

It's good to see that Bush is cultivating this relationship and a pity that the NY Times is such a partisan rag. Instead of focusing on the flowering relationship between our two countries, they instead lay into Bush for neglected issues such as "poverty", "the search for renewable energy", and reaching out to India's Muslim minority. What idiots:

Relations between the United States and India have never been more important, thanks to global terror in the post-Sept. 11 world, the search for sustainable energy resources and the United Nations' pledge to halve world poverty by 2015. More than 500 million of the world's poor are Indian villagers. India is also home to one the largest Muslim populations in the world.

So it's a pity that this trip, which should focus American attention on such a rich array of issues, now revolves largely around whether India and America will manage to conclude a nuclear deal that shouldn't have been initiated to begin with.

Wait a minute. India, already has nuclear weapons. So what is the problem with helping them develop nuclear energy?
President Bush's wrongheaded decision last year to make an end run around the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by agreeing to share civilian nuclear technology with New Delhi took America's contain-China-by-building-up-India strategy a step too far. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty's basic bargain has been to reward countries that renounced nuclear weapons with the opportunity to import sensitive nuclear technology to help meet their energy needs. For decades, America has imposed nuclear export restrictions on India — and Pakistan, for that matter — in response to those countries' refusal to sign the nonproliferation treaty and their open development of nuclear weapons
Why? Oh, I get it. All states are basically the same. Iran and India, England and North Korea. To quote Bugs Bunny: what a bunch of maroons.
This carrot-and-stick approach has dissuaded many other countries capable of building or buying nuclear arms from doing so, from South Korea to Turkey to Saudi Arabia. Now President Bush wants to carve out an exception for India. That's the worst possible message to send to other countries — Iran comes to mind — that America and its nuclear allies in Europe are trying to keep off the nuclear weapons bandwagon. Already, Pakistani officials are requesting the same deal for their country, although it is a request that is unlikely to be granted.
Except, of course, for the small little fact that India already has nuclear weapons. Except, of course, for the small little fact that Pakistan is the most reluctant of allies, was the main supporter of the Taliban, has a history of selling nuclear secrets to the highest bidder, and is on the brink of becoming our enemy.

Idiots. more...

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February 14, 2006

Indonesian Justice: 3.8 Days for Mass Murdering Terrorists, Death Sentence for Drug Smugglers

The two ringleaders of the Bali 9 drug smuggling ring have been sentenced to death by an Indonesian court. Get that? In Indonesia they kill you for smuggling drugs.

Compare that sentence to this one. Abu Bakar Bashir is the head of Southeast Asia's al Qaeda affiliate, Jemaah Islamiyaah. He is the Osama bin Laden of Southeast Asia. It was Bashir's terrorist group that murdered 202 people at a night club in Bali. For that, Bashir was senteneced to 25.5 months in prison.

That's about 765 days.

That's 3.8 days per victim.

Drug dealers, though, are put in front of a firing squad. Our friends in the war on terror in a moderate Muslim country. Indeed.

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January 12, 2006

New Polygamy Law on Hold in 'Moderate Islamic' Country, Malaysia

Allahpundit points out that Malaysia's impending law legalizing polygamy is on hold--for now. Personally I think polygamy ought to be legal (but only good polygamy--two hot chicks), but Islamic law's version of unfair to women at best and a license for masogony at worst. AFP:

Malaysian women's groups claimed victory after the government put on hold contentious legislation which would have helped Muslim men to take multiple wives and claim property after divorce.

The government agreed to review the Islamic Family Law bill after it triggered a public outcry last month by forcing it through the upper house over the protests of women senators and civil society groups....

Malaysian Muslim men are allowed four wives under Islamic law, but under the new amendments they would no longer have to prove they are financially capable of treating all their wives equally before taking on another.

On taking a new wife, men could seize property belonging to existing wives, and they would be given new rights to claim assets after a divorce, as well as less obligation to pay compensation and maintenance.

Incidentally, I have a relative from Malaysia, but who is ethnically Chinese. When I mentioned to her a friend of mine from Malaysia she was excited...until she heard my friend was ethnically Malay. "Muslim?" she asked. "Yes." I answered. "The Muslims have ruined our country," she said with a scowl on her face. And that was the end of that conversation.

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November 17, 2005

Jihadis Target Australia in Video Message

(Jawa, Indondesia) A new video from Jemaah Islamiah. al Qaeda's Southeast Asia counterpart, warns Australia to pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq or faced renewed acts of terrorism. The video was found ten days ago in a cave on the Island of Jawa (Java in English) after a top Jemaah Islamiah was killed there. The man on the video (shown right) is believed to be Malaysian national Noordin Top, a senior operative of Jemaah Islamiah.

Jawas on Jawa? Indeed.

The Age:

SOUTH-EAST Asia's most wanted terrorist has warned in a video message seized by Indonesian police that Australia will be the prime target of new "intimidation and terror" attacks while its troops remain in Iraq.

In an apparent copy of al-Qaeda tactics, the video features a masked man believed to be Jemaah Islamiah mastermind Noordin Top urging strikes against Australia and claiming Prime Minister John Howard is leading the nation into tragedy.

The video threat, a first for Jemaah Islamiah, was seized when police raided Noordin's Central Java hide-out 10 days ago, soon after his bomb-making partner, Azahari Husin, was shot dead. Farewell video messages from the three suicide bombers who struck Bali in October were also recovered.

Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla played the videos to Islamic leaders, saying police believed the man issuing the warning was Noordin.

"America, Australia, England and Italy are all our enemies," says the militant. "We especially remind Australia that you, Downer and Howard, are killing Australia, leading it into darkness and tragedy and into mujahideen terror.

"Know that as long as you continue to colonise the land of Iraq and Afghanistan and intimidate Muslims then you, too, will feel our intimidation and terror."

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October 21, 2005

What Does He Want, Eggs In His Beer?

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Pakistan aid 'totally inadequate'

Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf says the amount of foreign reconstruction aid pledged after the South Asia quake is "totally inadequate".

Translation: "It's not MY fault I'm an unelected dictator content to let my citizens suffer in grinding poverty, the world just isn't giving enough!"

Don't worry, Pervez, we stingy Americans are well aware that you were dragged kicking and screaming over to our side to help in the GWOT. We've also forgotten that your intelligence service propped up the Taliban, who in turn propped up OBL.

We're also well aware of the outpouring of love and support your nation showed ours after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and, I'm sure, will do so again when Wilma shows up.

One last thing, Musharraf, should he be toppled and survive, sounds like he'd make an excellent candidate for Mayor of New Orleans.

Oh, wait, one very last thing that needs no commentary:

Neighbouring India has also offered to send more aircraft, but Pakistan insisted they be provided without Indian crews, which India has refused to do.

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September 25, 2005

H5N1 what I have learned this week

The story that seemed to kind of hang under the radar this week is the Bird Flu has reached Indonesia and bird culls are taking place there. I decided to see just what I could find out about H5N1 and flu vaccines and treatments in general. H5N1 is expected to follow the same path other flu does. Starting in chickens and ducks and migrating to swine and humans although direct jumps to humans are possible. I was able to find no one saying this is all a bunch of hooey. So while I’m not panicked and don’t think anyone else should there are a few issues that need attention here.

I’ve collected a big pile of links and will post them below the break so you too can be informed and make your own judgements. Because when you rely on the government or the drug companies, Well you get the idea. Howie also has his commentary below. more...

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September 13, 2005

Death Sentence for Aussie Embassy Bombing

It's about time is all I can say. I've seen some terrorists get like 3 days per victim. Looks like Iwan Darmawan will get his just deserts. But wait appeal in progress. It's also worth while to note that many local Indonesians were killed in this bombing. I can't help but wonder what the sentence would have been if the vast majority would have been Aussies.

"Your punishment will be worse than mine," Darmawan shouted as he was being led to a prison van.

I doubt that Mr. Darmawan, death right back at you sir. Inthebullpen has more.

Rois(aka Mr. Darmawan) said he would be happy to die. He was defiant before the verdict, saying that the bombing could be justified as defending Islam

Ok so we're all happy, good deal.

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September 08, 2005

Allies Sentence Terrorist to Seven Years in Australian Embassy Bombing

Kill an infidel, get a light sentence. That seems to be the message out of Indonesia these days. Repeated over and over and over again. 10 people were murdered in this act of terrorism. Seven years for murdering 10 people.........

*Australian Embassy Bombed in Jakarta
*Bali Bombing Mastermind Sentenced to 4.5 days per victim
*Bali Bombing Mastermind's Sentence Reduced to 3.8 days per victim

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August 25, 2005

Islamic Leader: Jews Responsible for 9/11

I'm not sure why this is 'news' any more, but it is scary:

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal [Pakistani Jamat-e-Islami] President Qazi Hussain Ahmed has said he did not believe that Osama Bin Laden was capable of carrying out the sophisticated September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. “The Zionists must be behind the attacks as they were the only beneficiaries of the September 11 incident,” he said in an interview with BBC’s Hardtalk programme.

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August 20, 2005

Bomb Plot to Blow Up U.S. Embassy in Manila Thwarted, Suspect Free on Bail

A bomb plot by an al Qaeda linked group in the Phillipines was foiled earlier in March of this year but the details are just beginning to come out. Other targets included the British and Australian embassies. Note that the suspect is free on bail.

Manila Standard:

Authorities earlier this year thwarted a plot by Islamic militants to mount a truck bomb attack on the US embassy in Manila, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales told AFP yesterday. The plot by the Jemaah Islamiyah would have involved "an attack on the US embassy using a 1,000 kg truck bomb," Gonzales said in an interview.

He said the explosives were recovered after Daud Santos, a Muslim convert who is allegedly a member of the JI-linked Abu Sayyaf Group, was arrested in a police raid in Manila in March.

Also eyed as targets were the embassies of Australia and Britain, key antiterror allies of the United States, Gonzales said. He said Santos is now free on bail, highlighting Manila's failure to pass an antiterrorist law that would enable the government to hold terrorist suspects for longer periods.

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August 19, 2005

Bali Bombing Mastermind's Sentence Reduced from 4.5 Days in Jail Per Victim to 3.8 Days in Jail Per Victim

Our allies in the Global War on Terror have reduced the jail sentence of Abu Bakar Bashir (Ba'asyir), the mastermind of the Bali nightclub bombing, by 4.5 months. Bashir, it will be recalled, had been sentenced to 30 months in an Indonesian prison for his role as leader of the terrorist group that killed 202 civilians in the Bali nightclub bombing. 88 of the 202 victims were Australians.

Bashir will now spend 25.5 months in prison.

That's about 765 days.

That's 3.8 days per victim.

Indonesia routinely sentences drug dealers to death by firing squad.

Another admitted terrorist involved in the mass murder at Bali was once spotted at the local Starbucks. They hate terrorism so much that Indonesian narcotics and drugs Brigadier-General Gorries Mere decided it would be a good idea to spring the terrorist from his jail cell and stroll down to the neighborhood cofee shop. Don't worry, though, after the terrorist in question had his fill of Double Latte Mochachino, he was promptly returned to prison. more...

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July 21, 2005

Egyptian Duplicity: Vacation Post

In the time it took to write this post, Egypt could have denided that it's citzens were involved in at least three acts of terror. Becaus as we all know, Egyptians never are involved in terrorism. Especially not al Qaeda linked terrorism.

Lying pieces of shit.

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June 15, 2005

Bin Laden Alive and Well

If a TV reporter can interview a guy who says he knows where bin Laden is, why can't the CIA?

Bin Laden alive and well (thanks readers):

Osama bin Laden is alive and in good health, as is fugitive Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Omar, a purported senior commander of the ousted Afghan religious militia said in a TV interview broadcast Wednesday. Pakistan's Geo television broadcast the interview with a man it identified as Taliban military commander Mullah Akhtar Usmani, a former Afghan aviation minister who said he still receives instructions from Omar.

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June 01, 2005

Once in a Blue Moon: Bio-terror Attack Against Indonesian Embassy

It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. It looks like an Australian idiot mailed some sort of biohazardous material to the Indonesian embassy. The Indonesians, you'll remember, are the ones who let the terrorist mastermind of the Bali bombing, Abu Bakar Bashir, which killed dozens of Australians, off with the light sentence of 4.5 days per victim. The attack may be related to the recent sentencing of Australian Beauty Queen Schapelle Corby to 20 years in prison for drug smuggling, a charge many believe to be trumped up.

Herals Sun:

THE white powder mailed to the Indonesian Embassy in Australia's first bio-terror attack contained bacteria from the same family as anthrax.

Prime Minister John Howard linked the potentially deadly threat to hysteria over the Schapelle Corby jailing.
"It's not an innocent white powder, it's some kind of biological agent," he said.

Fifty embassy staff were locked in their building last night as police and scientists investigated.

White powder spilled to the embassy floor when a staff member opened an envelope addressed to Ambassador Imron Cotan, who was out at the time. The envelope also contained a note.

Police and emergency services, including hazardous materials units, raced to the embassy.

Embassy staff are expected to stay locked inside for at least 48 hours until the powder is identified.

The PM was anxious about the results of the tests. "I'm not a scientist but they say it belongs to the bacillus group," he said.

The bacillus group includes various forms of bacteria, one of which is the causative agent of anthrax.

Mr Howard said he was staggered by the attack, an apparent reprisal over the jailing of Corby in Bali last week for drug smuggling.

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May 11, 2005

Mennonite Terrorist, Ijju Sheikh, Arrested in India

Clinton Watson Taylor, who you may remember had me on his radio show, has this piece up at the American Spectator. What is so interesting about this is that I had never heard of Ijju Sheikh until today, but I should have. India is our natural ally in the GWOT. India has been fighting Islamist forces since the day it was granted indepence. Both Pakistan and Bangledesh were carved out of India and then largely ethnically cleansed of their Hindu and other religious minority communities. Unfortunately, though, the Cold War imperetive forced the U.S. to become allies with Pakistan:

While the recent arrest of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, Al Qaeda's number-three man, is a significant victory in the war on terror, another largely overlooked arrest gives even more reason to rejoice. Ijju Sheikh, a fugitive suspect in one of India's worst terrorist attacks, was arrested in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) on April 29. His capture shows that the noose is tightening on a sinister transnational mafia that both supports al Qaeda's existence, and imperils India's.

On March 12, 1993, a series of explosions ripped through the streets of Mumbai, killing 257 Indians and injuring 713. The serial attack, presaging Al Qaeda's coordinated-bombing modus operandi, involved nearly simultaneous detonation of car-bombs across the city in crowded bazaars and near major hotels and Mumbai's stock exchange. While India is no stranger to political violence, the attack has been retroactively dubbed "India's 9-11" for its shock and devastation.

Ijju Sheikh stands accused of smuggling the RDX explosives used in the bombing. Once a hotelier and sarpanch (city council chief) with political connections, Sheikh fled to Dubai after the bombing and only recently snuck back into India. He is also accused of smuggling gold and weapons, as well as being a top henchman to international gangster and terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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May 04, 2005

Push on to Make Beheaded Hostage Saint

How can the same word mean something so different to two cultures? Take the word martyr for instance.

When Muslims speak of martyrs it is almost always in the context of referring to someone who was killed in battle or even blew himself up killing the Zionists/Crusaders/infidels.

When Christians speak of 'martyr' it is almost always in the context of referring to a person who is killed for the faith, but offers no resistance to those willing to kill them.

Same word, different meaning.

News INQ7:

FRIENDS of Father Rhoel Gallardo yesterday began the long and tedious process of gathering testimonies and documents to support his beatification as the "first Filipino martyr and saint of the new millennium."

Gallardo, a Claretian priest, was beheaded by the terrorist Abu Sayyaf group on May 3, 2000, after being held captive along with 56 teachers and students for almost two months in the jungles of Basilan province.

Then 34 years old, Gallardo was the first Catholic priest abducted and beheaded by the notorious al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group.

Yesterday, a group of Claretian priests and seminarians led by Fr. Bernardo Blanco, and Gallardo's relatives led by his parents Dominador and Raquel Gallardo, gathered at his tomb at the Himlayang Pilipino in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, to commemorate his 5th death anniversary and recall his heroic demise in the hands of terrorists.

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