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"On May 16, Hirsi Ali announced that she would leave parliament immediately, and confirmed a previous statement that she would move to the United States to work at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. This move is planned for September 2006.[3]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayan_Hirsi_Ali

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a conservative think tank founded in 1943 whose stated mission is to support the "foundations of freedom - limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense."

However, it has emerged as one of the leading architects of Bush administration's public policy; more than two dozen AEI alumni have served either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the government's many panels and commissions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Enterprise_Institute
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Taken from forum postings:

Previously, Hamza Hanson advisor to Bush in the War against Islam.

Now, Ramadan works for Blair in the fight against Islam......

"A Muslim scholar accused by critics of sympathising with violence has been appointed to a government taskforce attempting to root out Islamic extremism in Britain, the Guardian has learned."

The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1559532,00.html#article_continue

Leaked government documents name the individuals and organisations supposedly "Islamic" they know they can count on to help in their war against Islam:

Hamza Yusuf
Tariq Ramadan
Suhaib Webb
FOSIS
UMS
MCB
etc

"The Jews and Christians will never be happy with you ntil you follow their religion "

They are obviously not upset with these......

Download the leaked documents here http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1688261,00.html


Earlier in the week, there was talk of making the indoctrination of British Values at secondry schools compulsory as well as reviewing how Islam is taught at Universities - both obviouslt targetting Muslims.

They specified these included Freedom and Democracy, and it should be expected as Muslims refuse to integrate - despite all their efforts so far.

The pro-government Puppet Organisations and individuals were quickly brought onto the BBC News24 and Sky News to provide support. Tariq Ramadan openly supported this initiative on the BBC even claiming it did not go far enough while MCB and MPAC were adopting the usual approach, ie appearing to be critical but in reality, being critical of the way their plot is going to be executed which makes it apparent that this is targetting Muslims and proves the target is Islam.

So they instead end up providing "advice" to the government of doing the same thing in a subtle way which is more dangerous as they are more likely to succeed.

But then should we be surprised knowing that MCB, MPAC and Tariq Ramadan are UK government endorsed?
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The Ups, Downs, And Outs Of Ayaan Hirsi Ali
http://www.altmuslim.com/perm.php?id=1711_0_24_0_M

For years, Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a lightning rod for critics of Islam (who, like murdered filmmaker Theo van Gogh, supported her) and many Dutch immigrant Muslims (some of whom - wrongly - threatened her life). Her comments about the Prophet Muhammad (she called him "a pedophile") and Holland's relaxed immigration laws towards Muslims (abused, she says) found many right wing supporters, eventually helping her win a seat in Holland's parliament. One of them, Immigration and Interior minister Rita Verdonk (the one who proposed a ban on burkas), accelerated a review of Hirsi Ali's own immigration status after televised revelations that she had herself lied during her naturalisation process, (saying she was fleeing war torn Somalia instead of middle class Kenya) and falsifying her name (it's Ayaan Hirsi Magan). The result? Verdonk declared her citizenship invalid and Hirsi Ali resigned her MP seat on May 16. "I have done more harm than good," said Hirsi Ali to a Dutch newspaper. "My message has come across to the public wrong." Adding insult to injury, Hirsi Ali must leave her police-protected home by September, prompted by a court decision in favour of her neighbours who felt unsafe living next to her. After that, it is expected that Hirsi Ali will move to the US (only months after receiving Readers Digest's European of the Year award) and work for the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC (though the growing negative publicity could doom that too). As a precursor, she visited the US to promote her latest book, a compilation of essays entitled "The Caged Virgin" (excerpt: "I have taken an enormous risk by answering the call for self-reflection and by joining in the public debate that has been taking place in the West since 9/11. And what do the cultural experts say? 'You should have said it in a different way'"). If she makes it to the US as a resident, Hirsi Ali will find little resonance to her comments about European immigrant Muslims, finding a domestic Muslim population that is relatively integrated, affluent, and politically savvy (though if she's still interested in immigration, the Minutemen could use a hand). Still, many issues she has raised in the past, like female genital mutilation (of which she is a victim) and the abuse of women in Muslim immigrant communities, have filled a vacuum left by Muslims unwilling to engage in constructive self-critcism on their own. Without that, many more critics are ready to take Hirsi Ali's place.
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Cultural Coolies "Rocking the Casbah:" Review of Newsweek Feature (Dec. 20, 2004)

"Contrary to allegations in the Newsweek piece, women in Islam are not inferior to men."

(Refutes Manji)
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Through the Looking Glass: Muslim Timeline for World Rule?

Some terrorist events not listed on the Dept. of State website's chronology of significant terrorist incidents.

1955 Emmett Till murdered, KKK
1957 Assassination of Patrice Lumumba, guilt disputed
1963 Medgar Evers murdered by Byron de la Beckwith
1963 Four little girls killed in Birmingham church bombing by white supremecists
1964 Three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi by KKK
1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated in Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald
1964 Malcolm X murdered in New York, responsibility unknown
1967 Israeli attack on USS Liberty
1967 Martin Luther King is killed by white supremecist James Earl Ray
1968 Robert F. Kennedy assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan (a Palestinian Christian)
1969 Dennis Michael Rohan of the Church of God (Protestant) sets fire to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
1970 pipe bomb exploded at NY offices of Aeroflot, JDL suspected
1971 Bomb attack on British soldiers in Belfast, IRA
1971 - 2 Russian gift shops bombed, one in NY and one in Minnesota, Jewish Armed Resistance claimed responsibility
1972 JDL members firebombed NY offices of Sol Hurok
1972 Bloody Friday Bombings, IRA
1974 Biringham Pub bombings, IRA
1976 Bomb kills British Ambassador, PIRA
1976 - 3 pipebombs found near UN library, JDL claimed credit
1976 bombing at building housing Czech and Soviet national airline offices in NY, Jewsh Armed Resistance Strike Force claimed credit
1978 The Jewish Armed Resistance planted a bomb in the Manhattan offices of Novoye Russkoye Slovo, a Russian-language daily newspaper. The 3:30 am explosion heavily damaged the first two floors and the printing facilities.
1978 firebomb on stairwell of Soviet tourist office in U.S., Jewish Armed Resistance claimed credit
1979 Earl Mountbatten killed in bomb attack by PIRA
1980's Ted Kaczynski, the Unibomber
1980's 20 bombings in NY area alone attributed to JDL
1981 Israeli attack on Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
1981 Iranian bank in San Francisco firebombed, JDL
1981 - 2 bombings in London, IRA
1982 IRA bombing in Hyde Park, London
1982 JDL claimed responsibility for an attack on Air France offices in Paris
1982 JDL claimed credit for a bomb that exploded outside the Lufthansa offices in Manhattan
1982 Sabra and Shatila massacres of Palestinian refugees by Lebanese Christians while the camps were surrounded by Israeli soldiers.
1983 bombing of Harrod's in London, IRA
1983 JDL claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion at the Aeroflot Soviet airlines
1984 Brighton Hotel bombing, IRA
1984 Anti-Sikh riots and massacres in India
1986 Bombing of ADC offices in Santa Ana, California killing Alex Odeh, JDL suspected
1986 Firebombing outside Lincoln Center, New York, JDL suspected
1987 Tear gas grenade fired into Metropolitan Opera House, New York, JDL
1987 "Enniskillen Massacre", the PIRA bombs a Remembrance Day parade
1989 bombing of Royal Marine base in Kent, IRA
Genocide of Bosnians by Serbs (Christians)
1990 car bombings in Northern Ireland, IRA
1991 Victoria Station Bombing, PIRA
1992 London Bridge Railway Station Bombing
1994 PIRA bombing in Warrington
1994 Paul Hill murders abortion doctor
1994 Rwandan genocide of 800,000 Tutsi's by Hutu's
1995 thousands of Bosnian Muslims murdered by Serbian soldiers at Patachari
1995 Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by an Israeli (Jewish)
1995 Srbenica massacre of Bosnian Muslims by Serbs
1996 Olympic Village Bombing, Eric Rudolph
1996 Belgrade, Serbia Mosque bombed
1997 Bombing of Abortion Clinic in Atlanta, Eric Rudolph
Human Rights lawyer killed in car bombing by Protestant Red Hand Defenders in Ireland
1998-1999 massacres of Kosovo Muslims by Serbs
1999 Buford Furrow attacks Jewish day camp in Southern California
2000 Memphis, TN Mosque attacked by shotgun fire
2001 Dallas, TX Mosque firebombed
2001 Belfast Mosque attacked
2001 Three Palestinians killed in roadside ambush by Jewish settlers
2001 Halifax, Canada Mosque attacked
2001 Earl Krugel of JDL plots to bomb a mosque and field office of U.S. Arab American congressman (sentanced in 2005)
2001 James Kopp indicted for murder of abortion doctor
2002 Charles Franklin drives truck into Florida mosque
2002 Riots and massacres of Muslims in Gujarat by Hindus
2002 Jewish settlers kill 14 year old Palestinian girl and injure 9 in funeral rampage
2002 Robert Goldstein plots to blow up 50 mosques in Florida
2002 Jewish settlers plant bomb in Palestinian school yard
2002 massacres of Muslims at Ahmedabad, India by Hindus
Mossad agents arrested inside Mexican Congress carrying explosives
British UN official shot in back by Israeli soldier
2003 Rachel Corey murdered in Gaza by Israeli
2003 Chicago Mosque attacked, unknown perpetrator
2003 Mosque bombed in India
2004 Mosque attacked in Katmandu, Nepal
2004 - 630 Muslim nomads killed by Christians in Nigeria
2004 Islamic School bombed in Holland
2004 Israeli forces fire on peaceful Palestinian protest in Rafah
2004 Gale Nettles was accused of targeting the Everett McKinley Dirksen Federal Building in a bomb plot
2004 Jewish Settler kills Palestinian driver
2005 Israeli West Bank settler kills 4 Palestinians
2005 Jewish settler shoots 15 year old Palestinian boy in the back
2005 Palestinian child stabbed to death by Israeli settlers
2005 Israeli soldier kills 4 Arab bus passengers
2005 Jewish terrorists attack Al Aqsa mosque
2005 arson attacks on 2 Mosques in England
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Another Iraqi documentary that paints the soldiers as heroes and Muslims as evil, bad guys. Why don't they ever mention that the people being murdered are also Muslims. It's like they only show the 'Insurgents' as people that pray and read Qur'an. The only time they do mention Muslims being murdered is while they're mocking us "But they're killing their own people!"

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I've never seen this posted anywhere, so I will post it here in case no one has read it.

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

Presentations:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, from somilian origin, is member of Dutch parliement, member of the liberal party VVD. Writter of the film Submission which caused the assasination of Theo Van Gogh by an islamist in november 2004, she lives under police protection.

Chahla Chafiq
Chahla Chafiq, writer from iranian origin, exiled in France is a novelist and an essayist. She's the author of "Le nouvel homme islamiste , la prison politique en Iran " (2002). She also wrote novels such as "Chemins et brouillard" (2005).


Caroline Fourest
Essayist, editor in chief of Prochoix (a review who defend liberties against dogmatic and integrist ideologies), author of several reference books on « laicité » and fanatism : Tirs Croisés : la laïcité à l'épreuve des intégrismes juif, chrétien et musulman (with Fiammetta Venner), Frère Tariq : discours, stratégie et méthode de Tariq Ramadan, et la Tentation obscurantiste (Grasset, 2005). She receieved the National prize of laicité in 2005.

Bernard-Henri Lévy
French philosoph, born in Algeria, engaged against all the XXth century « ism » (Fascism, antisemitism, totalitarism, terrorism), he is the author of La Barbarie à visage humain, L'Idéologie française, La Pureté dangereuse, and more recently American Vertigo.

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji is a Fellow at Yale University and the internationally best-selling author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith" (en francais: "Musulmane Mais Libre"). She speaks out for free expression based on the Koran itself. Née en Ouganda, elle a fui ce pays avec sa famille musulmane d'origine indienne à l'âge de quatre ans et vit maintenant au Canada, où ses émissions et ses livres connaissent un énorme succès.

Mehdi Mozaffari
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.

Maryam Namazie
Writer, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran's International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year award.

Taslima Nasreen
Taslima Nasreen is born in Bangladesh. Doctor, her positions defending women and minorities brought her in trouble with a comittee of integrist called « Destroy Taslima » and to be persecuted as « apostate »

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of nine novels, including Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and, most recently, Shalimar the Clown. He has received many literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Germany's Author of the Year Award, the European Union's Aristeion Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Mantova, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T., and the president of PEN American Center. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

Philippe Val
Director of publication of Charlie Hebdo (Leftwing french newspaper who have republished the cartoons on the prophet Muhammad by solidarity with the danish citizens targeted by islamists).

Ibn Warraq
Ibn Warraq , author notably of Why I am Not a Muslim ; Leaving Islam : Apostates Speak Out ; and The Origins of the Koran , is at present Research Fellow at a New York Institute conducting philological and historical research into the Origins of Islam and its Holy Book.

Antoine Sfeir :
Born in Lebanon, christian, Antoine Sfeir choosed french nationality to live in an universalist and « laïc » (real secular) country. He is the director of Les cahiers de l'Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les réseaux d'Allah (2001) et Liberté, égalité, Islam : la République face au communautarisme (2005).


A critique of the Manifesto: "Islam and Globalisation"


Don't read this unless you want to get angry:
Listing of 10 papers and about 300 blogs reciting the Manifesto one day after its official release

I just love the comments. Here's one of my favorite *rolls eyes*:

Has anyone noticed that the most common reaction of Muslims is to try to convert you to Islam?

I will never submit.
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Islamophobia on the rise [
March 8, 2006
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http://www.muhajabah.com/islamicblog/archives/veiled4allah/010852.php

Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing:
As the war in Iraq grinds into its fourth year, a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The poll found that nearly half of Americans -- 46 percent -- have a negative view of Islam, seven percentage points higher than in the tense months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, when Muslims were often targeted for violence...

...The survey also found that one in three Americans have heard prejudiced comments about Muslims lately. In a separate question, slightly more (43 percent) reported having heard negative remarks about Arabs. One in four Americans admitted to harboring prejudice toward Muslims, the same proportion that expressed some personal bias against Arabs.
Contrary to popular belief, Muslims are not silent. Look at all the outreach efforts just in the last month or so after the Danish cartoons issue. I've also traced a year of general outreach (inspired by a previous depressing poll), condemnations of terrorism, and even charitable giving (tsunami, Katrina, South Asia earthquake).

But somehow, it doesn't seem to be making a dent. What do we need to do next? How can we be more effective? Right now I admit to feeling kind of hopeless about this.

Added: Juan Cole comments and Arthur Silber looks at the larger context of propaganda.
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Blending in and spreading the Word

Abe Levy
Express-News Staff Writer

Carlos Charco bought a turban, tunic and sandals on the first day of a short mission trip three years ago in a West African country.

He wanted to blend into this Sahara Desert region, far from Mexico's Pacific coast, where he grew up. Far from the San Antonio seminary where he was studying Christian theology.

The new duds and his mestizo features — black hair and brown skin — matched those of the Arab community there. Nearly everyone assumed he was Muslim.

"It was an advantage as a missionary that I'm not white and my eyes were not blue or green," said Charco, a San Antonio pastor who's preparing — along with his wife, Viviana, of South America — to be missionaries in a Muslim country.

They are part of a rising evangelical movement of Latin-American missionaries going to areas that are the least Christianized in the world.

 

Jerry Lara/Express-News

The Rev. Carlos Charco (center) prays with Adellina Lajzer and Benjamin Moreno during services at Rainbow Hill Baptist Mission.

 

They believe their skin tone and non-Western background give them advantages in Muslim countries over Anglo missionaries, who are held back by post-9-11 hostilities.

Web Posted: 04/09/2006 12:00 AM CDT

The rest is here:
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA040906.01A.missionaries.3572fdf.html
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