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Archive for March, 2011


Monday, March 28th, 2011

by Gavriel Queenann (Arutz Sheva News)

Qatar on Sunday seized two Iranian boats carrying weapons, Kuwait’s Al-Aan News reported.

Qatar is a member of the Peninsula Shield, the military arm of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which this month sent units to Bahrain in support of its Sunni-minority monarch.

The boats were held near Zubara in the northeast of Qatar where the territorial waters of Bahrain and Qatar converge, according to a source whom Al-Aan did not name.

The source did not give the number or nationality of those arrested on the boats, nor the final destination of the weapons.

Iran has been accused of fuelling tension in Shiite-majority Bahrain after its leaders issued statements supporting Shiite protesters in the tiny kingdom and harshly criticising the Bahraini government and the deployment of Peninsula Shield’s forces in Bahrain.

Tensions between the Sunni-ruled Arab Gulf nations and Shiite Iran have run high since popular revolutions started sweeping through the Arab world like a brush-fire earlier this year.


Sunday, March 27th, 2011

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Arutz Sheva News)

Six terrorists, reportedly Bedouin, tried to blow up the Egyptian-Israeli gas pipeline Sunday for the second time in two months. The timer failed to detonate the explosives, preventing a huge economic and political crisis.

Six terrorists overwhelmed a lone guard at the El-Sabil gas terminal, planted the bomb and fled, despite the recent deployment of hundreds of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai.

“They failed to detonate the bombs and fled the scene. Even the security guard was missing when police arrived, according to the French news agency AFP.

Unofficial reports said the terrorists were Bedouin from the Sinai Peninsula. Bedouin have placed themselves as the rulers in several parts of the region since the uprising against then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Bedouin have also been increasingly active in cooperating with Hamas, helping its terrorists in carrying out attacks against Israel.

An explosion at another gas terminal in early February disrupted the flow of gas to Israel until last week. Egypt originally said the blast in February was an accident, but later admitted it was the result of a terrorist attack during the uprising.

Several media reports have indicated that Egypt delayed resumption of the gas supply and has decreased the amounts of gas in order to pressure for a higher price than called for in the original agreement. The new interim Egyptian military government is considered to be even more anti-Israeli than the regime of Mubarak, who refused to visit Jerusalem despite the peace treaty signed in 1979.

His lone appearance in the capital was for the funeral of former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

Egypt supplies Israel with 40 percent of its natural gas, but recent discoveries of natural gas off Israel’s Mediterranean Coast are expected to transform Israel into an exporter of energy in several years.


Saturday, March 26th, 2011

by Gavriel Queenann (IsraelNationalNews)

Over 75 were killed and 90 injured when a strong earthquake struck Burma near the Thai border, officials from both countries told the Associated Press today. Officials in both countries fear the death toll will rise as relief operations continue.

Tremors from the 6.8 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as Bangkok, Hanoi, and parts of China during the earthquake yesterday. Terrified residents across the region fled their homes, tall buildings swayed and hospitals and schools were evacuated during the tremors. Dozens of buildings collapsed.

The quake struck 90 kilometers north of Chiang Rai and 235 kilometers north-north-east of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second most populous city and a popular tourist destination. Thailand’s meteorological service reported six large aftershocks following the initial quake on Friday.

A Burma official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press, “The death toll of the quake has increased to more than 50 in Tarlay and Mine Lin townships. Roads are also closed. According to the information that we have, more than 130 buildings collapsed because of the quake. There might be more casualties and damage.”

Across the border, Thai authorities reported a 52-year-old woman was killed in Mae Sai district after a wall in her house collapsed. But, officials in other affected nations reported no loss of life or damage to critical infrastructure despite widespread fear and moderate property damage.

The economic impact of the quake is likely to be limited. The affected region, popularly known as the Golden Triangle from its heydey as the world’s hottest opium exporting region, has primarily sustained itself through tourism dollars since the decline of its agriculture – primarily opium – industry.

The quake comes two weeks after Japan was hit by a monster earthquake, which unleashed a devastating tsunami that left around 27,000 people dead or missing and triggered a crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant. Burma and Japan sit on different tectonic plates, separated by the vast Eurasian plate.

The USGS initially recorded the quake as magnitude 7.0, but later revised it down to 6.8. No tsunami warning was issued after the Burma quake due to its epicenter being deep inland.


Saturday, March 26th, 2011


Assad faces crisis as security forces open fire on protesters; more funerals planned, demonstrators gather in Deraa; 260 prisoners released in bid to placate reformists; Amnesty says 55 believed dead. DAMASCUS – Thousands of mourners at a funeral for a Syrian killed in anti-government protests burned a ruling Baath party building and a police station on Saturday as authorities freed 260 prisoners in a bid to placate reformists.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was facing the deepest crisis of his 11 years in power after security forces fired on protesters on Friday, adding to a death toll that rights groups have said now numbers in the dozens.

Amnesty on Syria: 55 protesters believed killed in Deraa
Assad’s looming downfall?

Assad pledges new rights as 20,000 march for 37 dead!

Mosques across Deraa announced the names of “martyrs” whose funerals would be held in the southern city and on Saturday hundreds were gathering in the main square chanting for freedom.

Three bare-chested young men climbed onto the rubble of a statue of late President Hafez al-Assad, which protesters pulled down on Friday in a scene that recalled the toppling of Saddam Hussein’s statue in Iraq in 2003 by US troops.

A witness said they had cardboard signs reading “the people want the downfall of the regime”, a refrain heard in uprisings across the Arab world from Tunisia to Egypt to Yemen.

In nearby Tafas, mourners in the funeral procession of Kamal Baradan, who was killed on Friday in Deraa, set fire to the Baath party building and the police station, residents said.

A human rights lawyer said on Saturday that 260 prisoners, mostly Islamists, had been released after completing at least three-quarters of their sentences.

Dozens of people have been killed over the past week around the southern city of Deraa, medical officials said. There were reports of more than 20 new deaths on Friday.

But the unrest came to a head after police detained more than a dozen schoolchildren for writing graffiti inspired by slogans used by other pro-democracy demonstrators abroad.

Amnesty International put the death toll in and around Deraa in the past week at 55 at least. Shops reopened in Deraa on Saturday, and security forces were not in evidence.


Friday, March 25th, 2011

by Gil Ronen (IsraelNationalNews)

Minister Uzi Landau (Israel is Our Home) and MK Avi Dichter of opposition party Kadima both expressed support Thursday for a renewal of the “targeted killing” policy against terror chiefs. Dichter also called for striking civilian infrastructures in the terror haven.

The “targeted killings” policy is a proactive anti-terror tactic in which the IDF does not wait for terrorists to act against Israel in order to strike at them. Rather, it uses its air superiority in order to pick off known terrorist leaders based on real-time intelligence regarding their whereabouts.

Dichter, who is a former Head of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), said that some politicians’ calls to invade Gaza were “divorced from reality.” Embarking on such an operation, he explained, requires a period of preparation of more than a year. “This is our strategic goal,” he said, “but right now we need to act… immediately on the tactical plane.”

The way to create deterrence vis-a-vis Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Dichter added, requires pinpoint strikes rather than massive attack. Israel, he said, should be “hitting key members of the terror infrastructure in Gaza and at the same time hitting the civilian infrastructures of the Strip.”

“The current escalation is the product of an area that, for all purposes, has turned into a terrorist entity. The State of Israel cannot allow itself to accept such a reality between itself and Egypt,” Dichter said. His party, Kadima, initiated the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza which led to its being taken over by Hamas.

Minister Landau said that the ongoing terrorist missile fire was ‘inching northward’ toward Tel Aviv, and was a direct result of the lack of a decisive victory in Operation Cast Lead. He blamed the previous government under Kadima for allowing a routine of incessant missile fire to gain legitimacy.

A policy of retaliation that consists of bombing open spaces, “a tunnel here and a tunnel there,” which consists of “causing sand to fly and making some dust” only invites more terror.

Hamas leaders in Gaza, he said, “should go into the bunkers and worry about their personal good health around the clock.”


Friday, March 25th, 2011

by Ryan Jones (Israel Today News)

It appears that the bus stop bombing that killed one person and wounded another 50 on Wednsday in downtown Jerusalem may have been targeting Israeli schoolchildren on their way home from the day’s studies.

The blast occurred at around 3 PM, the time that children and teens studying at downtown schools are typically passing through the Central Bus Station and nearby bus stop terminals.

Indeed, of the 11 victims who remain hospitalized, seven are aged 18 and younger. Another is a 19-year-old seminary student. Yet another is a father of four, whose wife is only months away from giving birth to their fifth child.

The human face of those victimized by the bombing was completely missing in international reports. International news giant Reuters went so far as to question whether the bombing was an act of terrorism at all.

In its report, Reuters explained that Israeli police “said it was a ‘terrorist attack’ – Israel’s term for a Palestinian strike.”

Yes, Reuters brushed off the Jeruslem bombing by coming as close as possible to utilizing terrorist terminology, under which the attack was a legitimate “military operation.” Reuters’ wording was also a transparent attempt to draw moral equivalency between Israeli anti-terror military operations and Palestinians acts of terrorism.

Israeli observers noted that had an Israeli targeted Palestinian teens, news agencies like Reuters would be scrambling to find anyone and everyone who would label the attack a “war crime.”


Thursday, March 24th, 2011

By Dr. Moshe Sharon, Professor of Islamic History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel

The war started a long time ago between two civilizations; one based on the Bible, and the other based on the Koran. There is no “fundamental Islam.” “Fundamentalism” is a word that came from the Christian religion and indicated faith in the Bible and what it teaches. Fundamental Christianity does not mean going around and killing people. There is non “fundamental Islam.”

All of a sudden we see that the greatest interpreters of Islam are politicians in the western world. They know better than all speakers in the mosques who deliver terrible sermons against anything that is either Christian or Jewish. These western politicians “know” that there is good Islam and bad Islam. They “know” how to differentiate between the two, except that none of them know how to read a word of Arabic!

So much is covered by politically correct language that, in fact, the truth has been lost. For example, when we speak about Islam in the west, we try to use our own language and terminology. We speak about Islam in terms of democracy and fundamentalism, in terms of parliamentary ideas – which we take from our own dictionaries. We cannot use for one culture or civilization the language of another. For Islam, you’ve got to used the language of Islam.

Every Moslem acknowledges that there is only one God. But it’s not enough to say that there is only one God; A Moslem must acknowledge that Mohammed is his prophet. Without these “fundamentals” one cannot be a Moslem.

Beyond that, Islam is a civilization. It is also a religion that gave first and foremost a wide and unique legal system that engulfs the individual, society and nations with rules of behavior. If you are Moslem, you have to behave according to the rules of Islam which are set down in the Koran, and which are very different from the teachings of the Bible.

The Bible speaks of salvation in two ways. In Judaism, it speaks of national salvation, not just a nation that wants to have a state, but a nation that wants to serve God. The New Testament which was based on the Hebrew Bible moves us to personal salvation. Personal salvation means that each individual is looked after by God Himself, Who leads a person through His Word to salvation. All of the laws of the Bible, even to the minutest ones, are, in fact, direction toward this face of salvation.

The Bible also clearly teaches that man was created in the image of God. Both Judaism and Christianity speak about honoring the image of God and the hope of salvation.

Islam was born with the idea that it should rule the world. Judaism speaks about national salvation – that when the world becomes a better place, Israel will be in its own land, ruled by its own King and serving God. Christianity speaks about every person in the world can be saved from his sins, and by being born again can be a part of a new world that will be established and governed by the Messiah. Islam speaks of ruling the world. The whole world will be subdued under the rule of Islam. When the Islamic empire was established in 634 AD, within seven years the core of its empire was created. The rules came from the Koran and from traditions ascribed to the prophet Mohammed, translated into a real legal system. Jews and Christians can live under Islam provided they pay a poll tax and accept Islamic superiority. They must also be humiliated.

Mohammed held that all the Biblical prophets were Moslems. Abraham was a Moslem, and so were Adam, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, Moses, and Jesus. All the heroes of ancient history were Moslems in their view. Moslems teach that each of the prophets brought with him some kind of a revelation; Moses, brought the Torah; Jesus brought the New Testament.

Why is the Koran then so different from the Bible? Mohammed explains that the Jews and Christians forged their books. If they hadn’t been changed, they would be identical to the Koran. However, the laws of Islam are clear – Jews and Christians have no rights whatsoever to independent existence. They can live under Islamic rule provided they keep the rules that Islam requires of them. Otherwise, they must be destroyed. Islamics are required to fight against Jews and Christians who will not obey their laws. They call it “Jihad.” It refers to war against those who will not accept Islamic rule.

Osama bin Laden (in a recent pamphlet) calls for “Jihad” against America as the leader of the Christian world, not because America supports Israel, but because Americans are desecrating Arabia with their “filthy feet.”

The Koran sees the world as two distinct parts: Dar-al-Islam (house of Islam) where the rules of Islam are kept. The other part is Dar-al-Harb (house of war). This house will be in “war” until it comes under Islamic rule.

There are four streams or factions within Islam concerning what laws are to be obeyed. The strictest school of law is called Hanbali which comes out of Saudi Arabia. This school of law is behind most of the terrorist activity.

Islamic civilization has created a very important rule about “territory.” Any territory that comes under Islamic rule cannot be de-Islamized – ever! That is why they believe that the entire land of Israel belongs to them. The Christian civilization has not only been seen as a religious opponent, but as a dam stopping Islam from achieving its final goal for which it was created. It was created to be the “Army of Allah.”

Every Moslem is considered to be a soldier in the “Army of Allah.” Every Moslem that dies in fighting for the spread of Islam is a shaheed (martyr) no matter how he dies. This is a war that will not end.

Peace in the Islamic world can only exist between Moslem and Moslem. In the Islamic view, peace can only come when the Islamic side wins. When they talk of a “cease-fire,” this is based on a very important historical incident. (Yassir Arafat referred to it after he signed the Oslo agreement with Israel.) Arafat said that he was doing exactly what the prophet Mohammed did. It is called the story of Hodaybiya. Mohammed made an agreement with the tribe of Kuraish for 10 years. Then he trained 10,000 soldiers and within two years marched on their city of Mecca and destroyed them. Thus, in Islamic law it is a legal precedent which states that you are only allowed to make “peace” for a maximum of 10 years. Secondly, at the first instance that you are able, you must renew “Jihad” and break the agreement. A “cease-fire” is only accepted when the enemy of Islam is too strong for them at the moment. It is a tactical choice that is only temporary. Whenever and wherever you have Islam, you have war. It continues because of the attitude and laws of Islamic civilization.

Islam also believes not only in open war, but in infiltration. One of the things which the western world is not paying enough attention to is the tremendous growth of Islamic power in the western world. What happened in America at the World Trade Center is not something that came from the outside.

In Christianity and Judaism, we have a vision of the end of days. In Judaism, it is going to be as in Isaiah – peace between all nations – no more need for weapons and all nature will be changed – a beautiful end of days and the kingdom of God established on earth. Christianity in the book of Revelation agrees and sees a day when even Satan himself is obliterated. No more powers of evil – that’s the vision.

Islam sees a world that is totally Moslem under the rule of Islam. Under their teachings, Christians will not exist; Islamic traditions teach that the Moslems who are in hell will be replaced by the Christians! The Jews will no longer exist because in the final war, all Jews will be killed. In the Islamic traditions, their books and beliefs are read by every child in school. They are told over and over again that all Jews will be killed. They teach that in the end of days, Allah will give mouths to the rocks and trees and they will say to the Islamic: “Oh, Moslem, come here, there is a Jew behind me – kill him.” This is fundamental to Islamic teaching.

Is there any possibility to end this struggle? The answer is “NO – not in the foreseeable future.” The State of Israel was a “great tragedy” to the Islamic world, and a reverse of Islamic history. They believe that Islamic territory was taken away from Islam by Jews. This is unacceptable. In their view, it is unthinkable that non-Moslems should rule over Moslems.

This exclusivist, intolerant, and arrogant eschatological Moslem vision of the end of days is frightening to say the least. Such a vision will drive Moslem nations to use biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons to advance their cause and hasten the establishment of a Moslem kingdom over the whole earth. Moslems are not fighting for “more territory” for the Palestinian Arabs in the Middle East, but for total control of all the “territory” on this planet!

It is imperative for political leaders, Christians, and Jews to understand that the agenda of Islam extends far beyond the land of ancient Palestine that was once under their control; it embraces the whole world.

HFT NOTE: The Christian response to the Moslem agenda is to find creative ways to reach the Moslems with the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Christians should also be very supportive of Israel at this critical time in their history and doing all we can to encourage them and stand for the truth of God’s Word. According to the Bible, the Messiah WILL come and set up His kingdom on this earth! According to the Bible, the Messiah WILL come and destroy all armies that come against His people, Israel! According to the Bible, through the Jewish Messiah, both Jews and Gentiles can be saved, forgiven of their sins, and given eternal life!


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

by Elad Benari (IsraelNationalNews)

According to Middle East expert Dr. Mordechai Keidar, the latest wave of protests in Syria is only the beginning and is about to get worse.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website on Tuesday, Keidar predicted that the protests will spread to other cities in Syria.

“The Syrian people are slowly losing their fear of protesting, and you can see that other cities are beginning to join the protests,” he said and added that he believes that Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be quick to use weapons against demonstrators.

“Assad is now in a dilemma in light of what is happening in Libya,” Keidar noted. “There is no doubt the West’s decision to attack Libya and close its air space has also affected Assad’s ability to make a decision to attack the demonstrators.”

According to Keidar, Syria’s citizens no longer believe Assad’s promises for reforms in Syria. “His time is up. He had ten years to institute reforms and he did nothing.”

Keidar added that it is very difficult to say at the moment what the characteristics of a post-Assad regime would be and how it would affect the State of Israel.

“There is no way to predict this in advance,” he said. “There may be a situation where the country is falling apart, but it is difficult to predict which regime will take over.”

Protests continued on Tuesday in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, 62 miles from Damascus. The epicenter of the protests was a mosque that was transformed into a field hospital after Syrian police opened fire on protesters last Friday.

The Syrian government has arrested dozens of journalists and students throughout Syria over the past ten days, while attempting to appear conciliatory by dismissing officials who are accused of being corrupt, such as Faisal Kalthoum, who was fired from his position as Governor of Daraa on Tuesday.

Last week, a “Day of Rage” took place throughout Syria, with protesters demanding free elections and a change of government. The protests took place in Damascus, Aleppo, and the northern border town of Qamishli.

In response, Syrian security troops opened fire in some areas, and beat demonstrators with clubs and sticks.


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

by Ryan Jones (Israel Today News)

Israel is once again in the midst of a mini-war with the terrorist forces controlling the Gaza Strip, reported the Israeli media on Wednesday, as three more missiles were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory at cities in southern Israel.

Early Wednesday morning, a Grad-type missile landed just short of the southern port of Ashdod. A few hours later, two Grads slammed into the Negev capital of Beersheva. A 56-year-old man was wounded when one of the missiles landed in the courtyard adjacent to his apartment building.

Miraculously, there were no other injuries.

In addition to the missiles, at least 10 mortar shells were fired at farming communities in southern Israel.

The attacks follow a major weekend escalation, which saw Gaza-based terrorists fire well over 50 mortar shells and rockets into southern Israel.

Israeli forces responded to the weekend assault by hitting terrorist installations throughout Gaza.

On Tuesday, nine Palestinians, including at least four civilians, were killed when Israeli forces returned fire on a source of terrorist mortar fire.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement expressing deep regret over the civilian deaths, but stressing that Hamas alone is responsible for the tragedy by sadistically using the civilian population as a human shield.

Israeli forces are able to lock on to the source of enemy fire, and accurately return fire. However, the Israelis often cannot know whether or not the terrorists are firing from amidst innocent civilians, which the terrorists like to do.

Hamas and its terrorist allies threatened an even stronger response following the deaths, as Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom warned that the situation is very quickly starting to resemble the lead-up to Israel’s wide-scale incursion into Gaza in 2009.


Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

By Michael Carl
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

British cleric Anjem Choudary says al-Qaida and the Muslim Brotherhood have assets on the ground in Libya and are ready to take control if Moammar Gadhafi is removed from power.

The top Muslim cleric accuses the U. S. and French-led coalition trying to topple Gadhafi of working to install a puppet regime, but he says there are al-Qaida operatives in Libya who will stop the West from installing a friendly government.

“Al-Qaida has their own agents and their own people in the region who are propagating their own Islamic ideas and their agenda. At the right time they will make the move, and we will see the emergence of Islam and Shariah in that particular region,” Choudary said.

“The power vacuum is very useful for anyone who has an agenda and an alternative system to put in its place,” he said.

“Al-Qaida is in fact a philosophy and an idea which is franchised now all around the world. You don’t necessarily have to be a member of al-Qaida. If you believe in the Shariah and if you believe in the concept of jihad, and you want Islam to be implemented, then you are adhering to the same ideas as the people of al-Qaida,” said Choudary.

“This is widespread throughout Africa and the more these people resist against oppression, the more they see the Americans, the British and the French bombing Muslims, the more they will be drawn towards Shariah as an alternative,” Choudary said.

Florida Security Council President Tom Trento agrees. “He is telling the truth, because North Africa from Cairo going West has deep penetration by the Muslim Brotherhood. We also know that Gadhafi is hated by and hates the Brotherhood and al-Qaida,” Trento said.

“We also know that al-Qaida has their heart set on controlling petroleum. Libya is the No. 4 producer. There is no bigger prize in northern Africa than Libya right now,” Trento said.

He said Choudary is in a position to know if the Brotherhood or al-Qaida is poised to move if Gadhafi is removed. “Choudary has deep analytical connections to a variety of organizations. He is the sort of philosophical mind for al-Qaida. He is a confidante of Osama bin Laden,” Trento said.

Trento is certain that these connections give Choudary inside information on whether al-Qaida is able to make such a power play if Gadhafi is gone from Libya.

Choudary’s comments came after he and other leaders of the outlawed Al-Muhajiroun organization gathered in front of the Prime Minister’s residence at No. 10 Downing Street in London to protest the British and American actions in Libya.

The press release for the protest said the operation is the latest example of American and British opposition to Islam. “Under the guise of helping the people, once again we see the full might of the U.S. and its stooges, i.e. the British and French, murdering Muslim men, women and children in cold blood,” Choudary’s statement read. “Yet again we see the fig-leaf excuse of defending democracy and freedom being used to justify atrocities against Muslims. The reality is that the Americans and the institutions that they control, such as the U.N. and Security Council, will do everything in their power to ensure that the Muslims do not rise to implement the Shariah and threaten their military and economic interests in the region,” Choudary’s statement said.

Choudary’s statement also claims that the military action is to cover up how the U. S. has benefitted from Gadhafi’s rule over the years. “The clear truth is that the U.S., British and French have benefited from their puppets like Gadhafi and Mubarak for decades, they have been complicit in their torture of Muslims, they have even rendered Muslims to such countries to be tortured, all in order to stop the spread of Islam and for Muslims not to rise to establish the Islamic state which would spell the end of their hegemony,” Choudary’s statement asserted.

Jihad Watch publisher and Islam analyst Robert Spencer says that Choudary’s accusation that the U. S. and French-led coalition plans to install a puppet regime is giving the coalition way too much credit.

“Anjem Choudary is being a bit fanciful in suggesting the coalition that is attacking Gadhafi now from the West is going to install some Western puppet government,” Spencer analyzed.

“The glaring omission in this whole enterprise has been any discussion or any hint that anyone in this coalition has any idea of what’s going to follow Gadhafi at all or has made any provision for a post-Gadhafi Libya,” he observed.
But Spencer supports the analysts who say that radical Islam groups are on the ground in Libya and are prepared to take control. “That’s the big problem with it, that the largest organized forces in Libya opposing Gadhafi are Islamic supremacist, pro-Shariah groups, including al-Qaida. So they’re most likely to be the beneficiaries of this intervention,” Spencer said.

Spencer added that because al-Qaida is in Libya, even if the Western coalition removes Gadhafi, the civil war will continue until the jihadi forces prevail.

Trento added that the U.S. is making it safe for jihad in North Africa and that the Administration is making a tactical error by supporting the removal of Gadhafi.

“I regard very highly Ambassador John Bolton, but this morning he made the statement that, ‘Whoever comes next,’ with the assumption that, ‘I don’t know who’s coming next,’ can’t be as bad and as anti-American as Moammar Gadhafi,” he said.

“I thought, ‘How can you base national policy in the hope that the next isn’t as bad as the man in power and a man that we can manage to some extent?'” Trento added.

Choudary seems to echo that thought, because he says that the West’s intervention to topple Gadhafi wasn’t necessary. He says that Gadhafi’s days were already numbered.

“The Muslims in Libya are rising against oppression and calling for Islam and the Shariah. This is evident in the chants of the people. Many people believe that they’re fighting in jihad against Gadhafi and his own regime,” Choudary claimed.

“The removal of Gadhafi was something that was going to be done anyway by the people in Libya. The removal of all dictators is on our agenda. We do not need the Americans, the British and French to come in and bomb Baghdad, and bomb Kabul and bomb Tripoli in order to remove leaders,” Choudary added.

Choudary and his supporters took their cause to the British Prime Minister’s residence. The demonstration followed what Choudary called an urgent weekend conference on the status of the worldwide Muslim Ummah.

The Paltalk-hosted Web conference was a forum for some of the British Commonwealth’s most radical clerics to take shots at British and American foreign policy and to talk up Islamic law, or Shariah.

Choudary associate Abu Izzadeen was at the protest and a speaker at the conference, and he says that both events are commentaries on the anti-Islamic West.

“It was a commentary on the rise of Muslims around the world and the awareness of the need for change. That change is not hearkening back to the same promises we’ve had broken for many years of freedom and democracy and liberty, etc.,” Izzadeen asserted.

“Those slogans only brought to us humiliation and subjugation. What we need is an independent system where we are free from Western domination. It’s not about changing a particular person or an individual. It’s about changing a whole system,” he said.

Choudary’s openness about his intentions has created controversy during his American media appearances. MSNBC TV host Elliot Spitzer has said Choudary should be in prison, and Fox News Channel and nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity has called Choudary evil. Spencer said that Choudary attracts attention because he’s open about his intentions.
“He attracts so much attention among such people (the pro-freedom and anti-Shariah groups) because he is so forthright about these objectives of Islamic jihad where most Islamic spokesmen dissemble about them. He is easy to point to and say, ‘This is the real agenda here,’ because he’s the one who’s being honest about it,” Spencer explained. Spencer adds that Choudary is this open about his intentions because the British imam knows most Americans don’t take him seriously.

“He knows that most Americans don’t care, won’t pay attention and won’t take him seriously and don’t realize that what he’s expressing is the broad mainstream of Islamic teaching and not some radical offshoot like the KKK or something like that,” Spencer said. “He knows that most Americans won’t realize the implications of what they’re hearing and he feels free to say what he wishes.

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