Know Thine Enemy

pic_giant_080913_SM_Know-Thine-Enemy-Major-HasanBy Mark Steyn:

On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked. Three years, eight months, and eight days later, the Japanese surrendered. These days, America’s military moves at a more leisurely pace. On November 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming “Allahu akbar!” and opening fire. Three years, nine months, and one day later, his court-martial finally got under way.

The intervening third-of-a-decade-and-more has apparently been taken up by such vital legal questions as the fullness of beard Major Hasan is permitted to sport in court. This is not a joke: See “Judge Ousted in Fort Hood Shooting Case amid Beard Debacle” (CBS News). Army regulations require soldiers to be clean-shaven. The judge, Colonel Gregory Gross, ruled Hasan’s beard in contempt, fined him $1,000, and said he would be forcibly shaved if he showed up that hirsute next time. At which point Hasan went to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which ruled that Colonel Gross’s pogonophobia raised questions about his impartiality, and removed him. He’s the first judge in the history of American jurisprudence to be kicked off a trial because of a “beard debacle.” The new judge, Colonel Tara Osborn, agreed that Hasan’s beard was a violation of regulations, but “said she won’t hold it against him.”

The U.S. Army seems disinclined to hold anything against him, especially the 13 corpses plus an unborn baby. Major Hasan fired his lawyers, presumably because they were trying to get him off — on the grounds that he’d had a Twinkie beforehand, or his beard don’t fit so you must acquit, or some such. As a self-respecting jihadist, Major Hasan quite reasonably resented being portrayed as just another all-American loon gone postal. So he sacked his defense team, only to have the court appoint a standby defense team just in case there were any arcane precedents and obscure case law he needed clarification on. I know that’s the way your big-time F. Lee Bailey types would play it, but it doesn’t seem to be Major Hasan’s style. On the very first day of the trial, he stood up and told the jury that “the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.” Later, in one of his few courtroom interventions, he insisted that it be put on the record that “the alleged murder weapon” was, in fact, his. The trial then came to a halt when the standby defense team objected to the judge that Major Hasan’s defense strategy (yes, I did it; gimme a blindfold, cigarette, and tell the virgins here I come) would result in his conviction and execution.

Read more at National Review

 

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Rape and the Islamic Doctrine That Allows It

 

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Historically and juridically, Islam sanctions FGM for Muslim females and rape and sexual slavery of non-Muslim females. Westerners determinedly avoid the topic altogether.

By Clare Lopez:

The first time that many Americans and others in the West became aware of the extent of the mistreatment of  women in Muslim-majority countries was on February 11, 2011, the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo and CBS News correspondent, Lara Logan, was brutally sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square.

Yet, those already familiar with the Egyptian street know that the brazen sexual harassment of women has been a feature of public life there for a long time. After all, this is an overwhelmingly Muslim country where statistics show more than 90 per cent of women undergo genital mutilation (Female Genital Mutilation-FGM), whose fundamental purpose is to destroy female sexuality—not only so that men may more easily control their own women but in an attempt to remove ostensible “provocation” from men who are raised from infancy in an environment of permissiveness to believe they are superior to women.

And while Western feminist groups determinedly avoid the topic altogether, international organizations charged with studying the treatment of women around the world typically take pains to avoid any insinuation that either FGM or rape of women and girls has anything to do with Islam. Unfortunately, both do. Doctrinally, historically and juridically, Islam sanctions FGM for Muslim females and the rape and sexual slavery of non-Muslim females.

Read more at The Clarion Project

 

America’s Future Belongs to Islam

20130205_Muslims_Pray_Capitol_LARGEby PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD:

(author of Crescent Moon Rising)

Islam, according to newly released data from the Association of Statisticians  of American Religious Bodies, is now the fastest growing religion in America,  verifying President Barack Obama’s claim that the United States is “no longer a  Judeo-Christian country.”

How many Muslims now live within the country remains anyone’s guess, since  the U.S. Census Bureau neglects to collect data on religious identification. A  2008 study by Cornell University projected that the number of Muslims in America  had climbed from 1.6 million in 1995 to 7 million.[i] A U.S. News and World  Report survey, which was conducted at the same time, placed the figure at 5  million,[ii] while the Pew Research Center set the number at 2.35 million.

But Pew researchers admit that their survey was not thorough since it  neglected to take into account immigrant and poor black Muslims.[iii] What’s  more, these researchers only contacted Americans with telephone landlines and  failed to take into account the fact that nearly 50% of U.S. residents and age  18-35 and the nearly 100% of the illegal immigrants who communicate exclusively  by cell phones.[iv]

Muslim organizations, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations  (CAIR), supported the Cornell  University projection of 7 million – - based on  mosque attendance.[v]

In any case, all demographers agree that throughout the coming decades, the  faith of the Prophet Mohammed will continue to impact and transform all aspects  of American life: social, political, and economic.  They further maintain  that, save for a cataclysmic sea-change in population trends, Islam by 2050 will  emerge as the nation’s dominant religion.

Read more: Family Security Matters

FamilySecurityMatters.org  Contributing Editor Paul L. Williams is the author of The  Day of Islam: The Annihilation of America and the Western World, The Al  Qaeda Connection, and other best-selling books. He is a frequent guest  on such national news networks as ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, MSNBC, and  NPR. Visit his website at http://thelastcrusade.org.