The son of a lieutenant of Malcolm X has been busted along with a Columbia med-school grad in a chilling plot to start an al Qaeda training camp in the U.S. -- possibly on Long Island, prosecutors said yesterday. The suspects, Tarik Ibn Osman Shah and Dr. Rafiq Sabir, "committed themselves to the path of holy war, to the oath of secrecy and to abide by the directives of al Qaeda," the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office said. Shah, who was arrested in The Bronx, is the son of Lieutenant X, a key aide to the slain Black Muslim leader, police sources said.
A former top official at the FBI has reportedly admitted he was "Deep Throat" -- the unidentified source used by two Washington Post reporters to help uncover the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon's resignation.
According to Vanity Fair magazine, the admission comes from W. Mark Felt, who was the No. 2 man at the FBI in the early 1970s.
Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein had vowed never to reveal the identity of their source until after his death. Bernstein confirmed that promise again Tuesday.
Vanity Fair quotes Felt as saying, "I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat."
Felt is now 91, and living in California.
Hmmm. I thought it was that other guy, (I might remember his name at some point)E. Howard Hunt. Felt wasn't even in the movie, was he?
After a four-year investigation, students at the University of Illinois have determined the identity of Deep Throat, the most elusive, anonymous news source in history: Fred Fielding, deputy counsel to former President Richard Nixon
As Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee,
Mr. Conyers has introduced and supported legislation to advance civil
liberties, ensure equal protection and equal access to the voting booth
and fight against violence against women.
But don't let him fool you.
Representative Conyers (D-MI) is behind the latest proposed Islamofascist legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Think he's Italian?) He wants to pass a law regulating our thoughts and prohibiting the desceration of the Qur'an in the previously free United States:
Text of Conyers' Resolution Regarding Relgious Intolerance
I received a large number of comments, and quite a spirited debate, concerning my resolution opposing religious intolerance, including desecration of the Quran. I appreciate all of the comments, both those supporting and opposing my actions. I continue to believe that given recent events, it is worthwhile for the Congress to actually express its support for the freedom of religion. The resolution was drafted to oppose all religious intolerance. To the extent it mentions the Quran and Islam specifically, that is obviously to respond to those who believe our nation would tolerate disrespect of that religion or its holy book. Clearly we should not, at least in my opinion.
Anyway, below in the extended entry is the full text of H. Res. 288. I hope you agree that read in its totality, it is a fair and appropriate resolution.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.
Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;
Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission”;
Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;
Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality; Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;
Whereas mistreatment of prisoners and disrespect toward the holy book of any religion is unacceptable and against civilized humanity;
Whereas the infringement of an individual’s right to freedom of religion violates the Constitution and laws of the United States: Now, therefore, be it
1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
(1) condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;
(2) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;
(3) recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and
(4) calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.
Are you kidding?
No indication yet on penalties, but I assume if we start passing Islamofascist laws, we will start establishing Islamofascist punishments. That would mean that if someone who is not in the state of wudu should, for example, happen to touch a copy of the Koran, say in a library or bookstore, the punishment would be the cutting off of the feet.
I'll just be a tallglassofmilk if they pass this...
Do you realize that if you are not and you have so much as touched a Koran that you would be considered to have desecrated it?
Would you lead us to believe you have never touched a Koran? I for one would not be convinced of this as I'm sure no lawmaker would ever propose any legislation regarding any book without having first read it.
So, now that we have established you have touched the Koran, and assuming you were not in a state of wudu, you do realize the punishment for such is the cutting off the feet? How tall are you anyway?
Are you prepared to have your feet chopped off? Please allow me the pleasure of doing this... I haven't been to Detroit for awhile.
Your constituents can't vote you out of office fast enough and I am now on board to see this happen. Oh, but many of your constituents are Muslim, aren't they? Ah, now I understand. You are worried about losing your job and you're under pressure to do this...
Trying to police thoughts and steal our freedoms?
Yeah, right. Good luck with this...
I've just emailed Conyers a link to this post letting him know the campaign to vote him out begins with this... Care to join in this...?