September 23, 2008 — Assigned Reading

Iran’s Ahmadinejad: U.S. ‘Empire’ Nears Collapse
(FROM: Associated Press) Iranian President Mahmoud Aquavelvajad was at the United Nations today, denouncing Israel and the United States, giving President Bush’s final speech a “thumbs-down,” and just, well, being Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In other news, the New York Times has just today endorsed Ahmadinejad for president of the United States, barely edging out other editorial board favorite Barack Obama. Okay, so that last part was a joke — but come on, you were just about to double-check, weren’t you? All kidding aside, I still cannot get over the fact that Obama considers Iran to be a “tiny” threat to Western civilization. How lovely.

Frank Gaffney: Without America
(FROM: The Washington Times) In this very interesting piece, Gaffney asks the question: “What do Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Barack Obama have in common?” And no, it’s not that both have been on Oprah … but that’s not far off.

Brand New Push in Congress to Prevent Sharia Invasion
(FROM: WorldNetDaily) In the wake of a decision just ten days ago in the UK to permit judicial outlets to adjudicate certain controversies according to Sharia law, Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado has introduced HR 6975, the wonderfully-named Jihad Prevention Act, to the House of Representatives in hopes to enjoin radical Islam from gaining a foothold in the United States of America. According to the piece, if the bill were to be made into law, it would (a) permit American authorities to prevent advocates of Sharia law from gaining entrance into the United States, (b) allow for revocation of the visa of any foreigners suporting Sharia law and (c) permit revocation of naturalized status for citizens who look to implement Sharia law within American borders. I love Tom Tancredo — that man should run for president. Oh, wait. Nevermind.

Fallen Officer Recalled as ‘the Best of the Best’
(FROM: The Philadelphia Inquirer) It has happened again in the City of Brotherly Love. The culture of violence and lack of respect for life has once again reared its ugly head, and in coming days Philadelphia’s finest–badges still wrapped in black following the death of an officer not even a fortnight ago–will once again bury one of their own. Officer Patrick McDonald, at 30 years old an eight-year veteran of the police force, is the fifth Philadelphia Police officer to be slain in the line of duty since 2006. The others: Officer Isabel Nazario, buried a week ago after being killed when her patrol car was slammed into by a 16-year-old in a stolen SUV; Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, killed after confronting bank robbers at midday; Officer Chuck Cassidy, shot once in the head after walking into a robbery-in-progress at a local Dunkin’ Donuts; and Officer Gary Skerski, shot to death outside a bar when he and his partner interrupted a holdup. I wrote about the culture of violence in Philadelphia back in March after a 36-year-old Starbucks manager was beaten to death on a subway platform at 2:30 in the afternoon by four punk kids who just had nothing better to do. That piece, entitled City of Brotherly Love?, encapsulates my feelings on the matter better than I can do at this late hour. Please check it out. In the meantime, rest in peace, Officer McDonald.

Why Feminists Hate Sarah Palin
(FROM: The Wall Street Journal) I’m guessing it’s because she showers and shaves her armpits. What, is there more? Either way, just as the NAACP proved itself to be less interested in the advancement of African-Americans and more interested with the advancement of a socialist ideology when Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated to the United States Supreme Court, John McCain’s selection of Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has exposed the womens’ groups as being concerned not for women in general, but rather only for left-leaning, bra-burning, patchouli-stinkin’ “womyn” in tortoise-shell glasses and argyle sweatervests.

Student, Car Debt Quietly Added to Bailout Plan

(FROM: The Washington Times) I find it astounding that the very same people who got us into this mess by requiring banks to lend to potentially insolvent people in the name of social justice and forced diversity–Google “Community Reinvestment Act”–are the ones we’re supposed to entrust with our salvation. Furthermore, I’m amazed that nobody cares that the captains behind the rudders of these sinking ships are now firmly in place as financial advisers to Barack Obama. The Illinois senator, by the way, took the second largest amount of campaign money since 1989, second only to Sen. Christopher Dodd but with only four years in the U.S. Senate.



  1. Muslims Against Sharia says:

    Muslims Against Sharia praise Congressman Tancredo’s initiative. We advocated similar measures in the past and fully support “Gihad Prevention Act”

    “Any person from a country where a substantial part of the population is pro-Sharia should not be allowed in the West, not only as an immigrant, but even as a visitor with a few exceptions, i.e., political asylum or as a diplomat etc. … Every legal immigrant should be allowed to stay only if he/she did not display desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country. Any naturalized citizen who displays a desire to establish a Sharia state in a host country should have his/her citizenship revoked and promptly deported. I think the latter two groups is where the real danger lies.” Linda Ahmed, FrontPage Magazine, July 24, 2008

    “Anyone who proclaims Islamic extremist views should be tried for sedition, since we are at war with radical Islam, or at the very least, promptly deported.” Khalim Massoud, FrontPage Magazine, September 9, 2008

  2. Jeff Schreiber says:

    Great to see.

    I hope we see more and more moderate Muslims standing up against extremism.

    Thank you.

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