Archive for the ‘Methods’ Category

Methods– Lying and Islamo-fascism

March 4, 2009

Raymond Ibrahim presents the viewpoint that lying and deceit is sanctioned for Muslims based on his reading and interpretation of the Koran.

excerpts:

War, peace, Deceit in Islam

by Raymond Ibrahim

Pajamas Media February 12, 2009

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Methods– Islamo-fascist “War” Fighting

January 18, 2009

Haviv Rettig Gur in J Post identified at least five methods of “fighting” that Hamas is using that are war crimes. In fact, it is not just Hamas, but Islamo-fascists of all stripes that use these methods.

  • “First, the deliberate targeting of civilians is in and of itself a war crime,” he noted, referring to the Hamas rockets fired at southern towns for eight years.
  • “A second war crime is when Hamas attacks [from within] civilian areas and civilian structures, whether it be an apartment building, a mosque or a hospital, in order to be immune from a response from Israel….Civilians are protected persons, and civilian areas are protected areas. Any use of a civilian infrastructure to launch bombs is itself a war crime.”
  • Third, “the misuse and abuse of humanitarian symbols for purposes of launching attacks is called the perfidy principle. For example, using an ambulance to transport fighters or weapons or disguising oneself as a doctor in a hospital, or using a UN logo or flag, are war crimes.”
  • The fourth violation “is the prohibition in the Fourth Geneva Convention and international jurisprudence against the direct and public incitement to genocide. The Hamas covenant itself is a standing incitement to genocide.”
  • The fifth crime relates to the scope of the attack on civilians, which upgrades the violation to a crime against humanity. “When you deliberately hit civilians not infrequently but in a systematic, widespread attack, that’s defined in the treaty of the International Criminal Court and international humanitarian law as a crime against humanity.”
  • The final war crime for which Hamas is responsible is the recruitment of children into armed conflict.
  • “When Israel responds and civilians are killed because Israel is targeting an area from which rockets were launched, then it is Hamas which bears responsibility for the deaths…

Methods– Changing the Rules?

March 13, 2008

Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center at IDC Herzliya and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs has an interesting column in the Jerusalem Post where he analyzes the tactics of the Islamo-fascists and specifically how they attempt to rewrite the “rule book”, confuse the West, and evaluates their chances of success with these methods.  It’s a well thought out piece.

excerpts:

1. We’ll never give up. No matter what you do, we will continue fighting. No matter what you offer, we will keep attacking you. Since you can’t win, you should give up.

2. We’re indifferent to any pressure you put on us. We will turn this pressure against you. Against us, deterrence does not exist; diplomacy does not convince.The carrot cannot buy us off, nor the stick make us yield. There are no solutions that can end the conflict. You cannot win militarily, nor make peace through diplomacy.

3. If you set economic sanctions, we’ll say you are starving our people in an act of “collective punishment.” Moreover, sanctions will cost you money and generate opposition among those who lose profits.

4. In response to military operations, we’ll attack your civilians. Casualties will undermine your internal support. We will try to force you to kill civilians accidentally. We won’t care, but will use this to persuade many that you are evil. Thus we will simultaneously murder your civilians and get you condemned as human rights violators.

5. If you try to isolate us we will use your own media and intellectuals against you. At times, we will hint at moderation and make promises of change. We won’t do so enough to alienate our own followers, but enough to subvert yours. They will demand you engage us, which means you making concessions for nothing real in exchange. (more…)

Methods–Teenage Terrorists

February 6, 2008

Recently we’ve heard about mentally retarded women being used by terror groups to explode bombs in Iraq. Now, we learn about minors:

excerpts: AFP

Al-Qaeda is using teenagers as suicide bombers in Iraq, U.S. Rear Admiral Gregory Smith claimed on Sunday, as Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Ghafour al-Samarraie, moderate but influential head of the Sunni endowment, urged the jihadists to stop “strapping bombs to children.”
Smith said two suicide attacks in Iraq last week had been carried out by 15-year-olds. “We are not sure whether one of these children even knew he was being used to deliver a bomb.”

Methods–“Death” Cult

January 19, 2008

Uniquely among totalitarian political ideologies of the past sixty years, Islamo-fascism has exhibited a fascination and obsession with death. Examples are the suicide bombers and exhortations to children to become ‘martyrs’. Hezbollah’s Nasrallah has taken this morbid discussion of death to another level:

excerpts: BEIRUT, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, making a rare public appearance, said on Saturday his guerrilla group possessed body parts of Israeli soldiers left on southern Lebanon’s battlefields during the war in 2006.

Addressing hundreds of thousands of cheering Shi’ite Muslim followers in southern Beirut during the annual Ashura religious rally, …“Oh Zionists your army is lying to you … your army has left the body parts of your soldiers in our villages and fields,” the black-turbaned leader said in a live speech transmitted to the crowd on a huge screen.

“Our mujahideen used to fight these Zionists, killing them and collecting their body parts. I am not talking about regular body parts. I tell the Israelis, we have the heads of your soldiers, we have hands, we have legs.”

…“There is even a near-complete body, a half or three-quarters of a body, from head, to chest to the torso,” said Nasrallah, who earlier walked among the Ashura procession. …

Methods–Abuse of Women, Honor Killings

January 10, 2008

Jeff Jacoby has an important piece in the Boston Globe on the mistreatment of women by Islamo-fascists.

Read here:  

Methods– Thwarted Attacks Since 9/11

January 1, 2008

Daniel Pipes publishes a “partial list” of terro attacks against the US, thwarted since 9/11. He claims it’s incomplete and of course doesn’t include Islamo-fascist UK plots, German plots, etc.  But the point is– the danger continues and the terrorists want to hit us.

Worth reviewing:

Foiled Terrorist Plots in the United States

pipes writes: James Jay Carafano of the Heritage Foundation has rounded up some instances of U.S. terrorist conspiracies thwarted since 9/11, either by law enforce­ment or alert individuals. …

Richard Reid, December 2001
Jose Padilla, May 2002
Lackawanna Six, September 2002
Iyman Faris, May 2003
Virginia “Paintball Jihad” network, June 2003
Dhiren Barot, August 2004
James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj, August 2004
Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain, August 2004
Umer Hayat and Hamid Hayat, June 2005
Levar Haley Washington, Gregory Vernon Patterson, Hammad Riaz Samana, and Kevin James, August 2005
Michael C. Reynolds, December 2005
Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi, Zand Wassim Mazloum, February 2006
Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, April 2006
Sears Tower plot, June 2006
Assem Hammoud, July 2006
Heathrow liquid explosives plot, August 2006
Fort Dix plot, May 2007
JFK plot, June 2007

Methods–Disrupting Speeches in US

November 29, 2007

Chuck DeVore, Assemblyman from Orange County writes about Daniel Pipes‘ talk at the University of California, Irvine yesterday. He notes that unlike Pipes’ last attempt to talk at UCI, he was not shouted out of existence. This time the Muslim Students Union (MSU) crowd instead walked out en masse and were disruptive in this more ‘gentle manner”. He notes two other particulars– seven police officers were required for security (vs. none for MSU events where controversial, to say the least, speakers speak) AND the MSU crowd did not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. He notes that citizen or not, standing is respectful.

More follows from OCblog and Chuck DeVore’s email to constituents and interested others:

Excerpts: November 28, 2007

 

 

…Dr. Daniel Pipes spoke tonight at UCI. His topic: Islamic extremism.

First, what didn’t happen, unlike earlier this year, members of the Muslim Student Union didn’t try to shout him down.

What did happen was a Muslim Student Union-led walkout en masse, so, it was a disruption of a different kind as the MSU members did violence to Dr. Pipe’s free speech rights using a kinder, gentler tactic. (Memo to the MSU: you can protest outside and hand out all the flyers you want. But pause to reflect on how your actions and fear of violence caused seven hired police officers to be present – vs. no police hired to protect MSU events on campus – how does that look? Also, big hint here: stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. (more…)

Methods– Suppressing Discussion

October 24, 2007

Campus Watch does an excellent job of bringing the comments of the factually inaccurate and Islamist supporting university faculty to the light of day. Cinnamon Stillwell connects the dots between a professor and the suppression of the PBS documentary Islam vs. Islamists.

excerpts:  DePaul Prof. Aminah Beverly McCloud: Pushing “Islamophobia,” Obscuring Islamism By Cinnamon Stillwell

As part of the “Islam Awareness Week” currently taking place at the University of Pennsylvania, a discussion titled, “Don’t Believe the Hype: How the Media and Hollywood Portray Muslims and their Faith” will take place on October 24. Looking at the description of the event, it’s clear that the usual platitudes about “Islamophobia,” “racism,” and “misconceptions” will be employed to mask the need for honest examination and, ultimately, reform in combating Islamism:

This event will seek to address the way Western media has created an unwarranted sense of fear towards Muslims. This speaker panel will address the heavy-hitting issue of Islamophobia as a form of racism towards Muslims. What is it, how is it formed, and how does it influence Western thought? Dr. Aminah McCloud and Azhar Usman will reflect upon the many negative images painted about Islam in today’s media and attempt to reconcile the problems.

The goal of this panel is to reach a stronger understanding of Islamophobia and how Americans can respond to counteract this negative force. By better understanding Islam a victim of mass media, we can uncover the truth behind the misconceptions people have about the religion itself.

The involvement of Aminah Beverly McCloud, director of the Islamic World Studies program at DePaul University, speaks volumes about the disingenuous “Islam [as] a victim of mass media” trope being pushed by the speaker panel. (more…)

Methods– Media Intimidation

September 19, 2007

Erlander of the NY Times writes about Gaza.  But this applies to Syria, to Iran, to Hezbollah, to Islamofascists and their supporters everywhere.  If the media is afraid to write and show the truth, you accomplish your propaganda goals by using international media as the mouthpiece of your distorted vision of the world.

from CAMERA:

NYT: ‘All the Journalists Are Worried, Scared’

Steven Erlanger of the New York Times reports today on the state of fear and censorship that Gaza journalists live in under the Hamas regime:

Trying to nurture a reputation for honesty and legal behavior since they conquered Gaza in bloody fighting in June, Hamas’s leaders promise journalists freedom of action while the police intimidate them.

One result is a kind of self-censorship, local journalists say, that goes beyond what they traditionally practiced under Fatah, which also tried to pressure, manipulate or own the Palestinian press.

In other words, while talking heads like Mousa Abu Marzook in the Los Angeles Times promise to treat journalists with dignity, Hamas thugs on the ground arrest and beat journalists and confiscate their cameras.

Erlanger reports:

Palestinian journalists describe a confusing situation, in which Hamas, as a fundamentally religious organization new to politics and used to obedience, is putting undue pressure on the news media, especially with regard to the use of television images and photographs. . . .

One policeman told reporters, according to The Associated Press, “If a single shot is on TV, you know what will happen,” then drew a finger across his throat.