Wake Up Spiritual America!
The War is on, regardless
of the Nightly News failure to report.
Holy Land Foundation Trial:
This Week Likely to See Verdict
The judge in the Holy Land Foundation
terrorism financing case told jurors to keep deliberating after the foreperson sent him a note
Wednesday (10/3) saying that one of them had essentially
deadlocked the panel….
Wednesday marked the ninth full day of deliberations
after two months of complex testimony on hundreds of
pieces of evidence. It was also the fifth day since
the jurors had to restart deliberations after one of
them was replaced with an alternate Sept. 26 for an
unknown reason. Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Judge
Fish brought all 12 jurors into the courtroom and
gave them a special jury instruction, known as an
Allen charge, typically a last-ditch effort to spur
long-deliberating panelists to reach a verdict.
Little Noticed Victory for the USG
Bill West CounterTerrorismBlog October 4, 2007
of central Florida (Orlando), there
will be little attention paid to a ruling just handed
down by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
The case involves the criminal conviction appeals of
two defendants convicted in 2004 of Federal immigration
and tax fraud. The defendants…were associates of now
deceased Palestinian-American millionaire businessman
….[who] made his fortune in
area catering to the tourist sales industry.
The investigation and prosecution was a major multi-agency
immigration, money laundering and tax violation case
at the time. Shortly after the arrests, the lead
Assistant U.S. Attorney in Orlando commented in a detention hearing there were
suspicious financial links to foreign terrorist organizations.
Hamas pays Gaza security forces in cash
October 5, 2007
Islamist group Hamas paid thousands of Gaza security officials on Friday by dishing out cash from suitcases
rather than using banks, as Israel
tightened a financial clampdown on the Palestinian territory….
Israeli officials believe that despite an
international boycott and pressure on local banks, Hamas is able to bring into Gaza tens of millions of dollars each month using pro-Hamas
businesses, cross-border tunnels and by sea.
True Colors are not Shades of Gray
Palestinian Christian found dead in Gaza
Rami Ayyad, 31, director of The Teacher's Bookshop,
which is operated by the Palestinian Bible Society,
was kidnapped and murdered over the weekend. Although no group claimed responsibility, Christians in Gaza City reported
death threats from radical Muslims who accused Ayyad
of “conducting missionary activities.” The murder
follows two years of increasing attacks against Palestinian
Christians in Gaza especially since Hamas terror organization
took full control of the territory.
incidents include many attacks against the bookshop
and Bible Society; a firebombing of a local Christian
school and a monastery; and two weeks ago an elderly
Gaza City woman was
beaten and robbed by an attacker who called her an “infidel.”
2,500 Christian Arabs remain in the Gaza Strip as Islamic
persecution against Palestinian Christians as forced
many to seek asylum in other nations.
Poll shows Gazans fear, distrust
residents of the Gaza Strip are afraid to openly express
their political views following Hamas' takeover of the area in June….The poll found that a
majority of Gazans oppose
rocket attacks on Israel, favor a peace agreement with
the Jewish state, and do not consider the Hamas authority in Gaza to be the legitimate Palestinian government.
It also concluded that Hamas
would lose elections if a new vote were held today.
The poll was conducted by Near East Consulting, a research
firm based in the West Bank
the Investigative Project on Terrorism IPT News October
The media arm of HAMAS, Al-Aqsa
TV, once again is using the airwaves to indoctrinate
Palestinian youth and glorify violent jihad. In recent
months, HAMAS has drawn the ire of the international
community with various programs aimed at filling
the minds of the next generation of Palestinians with
hate and violence. The underlying message of the
videos has largely focused on Israeli aggression, though,
in recent editions, has digressed into the fray of the
Government declares Gaza 'enemy entity'
security cabinet's decision Wednesday to designate Gaza
"hostile territory," a declaration preparing
the way for a possible cutoff of gas and electricity
supplies, has as much to do with Israeli frustration
that Hamas is showing it can
govern the Strip as it does with the constant Kassam
barrages, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Islamic Turf Wars
—in the Battle
for Hearts and Minds
Who won at Columbia?
Israel Column by
fact, the very concept of freedom of speech was unwittingly
twisted in this affair …..Altogether bizarre was dean
John Coatsworth's statement
that he would also invite Adolf Hitler to speak at Columbia. If so, then what next: a joint seminar by Pol
Pot, Timothy McVeigh and Jack the Ripper? Has the
university once headed by Dwight Eisenhower, Hitler's
defeater, really become so morally disoriented and politically
on One with Steven Emerson:
'Jihad is jihad'
Project on Terrorism executive director Steven Emerson
claims that radical Islam is alive and well in America
- thanks to the tacit cooperation of government agencies
which embrace the very groups they should be investigating.
Bush says he believes US will 'defend its ally Israel'
Bush warned Wednesday of a nuclear-armed Iran but did
not rule out that the United States would negotiate
with its provocative leader if he gives up his suspected
nuclear weapons ambitions…."In Iran, we're dealing
with a country where the leader has said that he wants
to destroy Israel," Bush said. "My belief
is that the United States will defend our ally Israel. This
is a leader who has made very provocative statements….In
other words, it's his choice, it's
not mine anymore.”
Bush to UN: World
must free itself from tyranny, violence
before UN's General
president calls on world nations to stop slamming Israel
for violating human rights, support budding democracies
Yitzhak Benhorin Yediot Aharonot September 25, 2007
US President George W Bush spoke before the United Nation's
General Assembly Tuesday and called on its members to
stop treating Israel as if it is the only country where human
rights are not fully observed. Bush's speech
before the 62nd assembly revolved mainly around the
worldwide abuse of human rights and the world's need
to free itself from tyranny and violence. Naming
as some of the nations most at fault for abusing human
rights, Bush announced new US sanctions against Myanmar's military rulers.
‘Christians Not Welcome’
say Religious Bureaucrats
in Israeli Interior Ministry
What Say You, Middle Israel?
Couple Forced to Leave Israel after 20
By Nicole Jansezian Israel Today
September 04, 2007
Ron Cantrell was living
out his calling to stand by the Jewish people in Israel when on June 11, 2003 he was at the scene
of a suicide bombing that killed 18 people on a bus
on Jaffa Road. “Experiencing terrorism in such
a personal way only confirmed my resolve and commitment
to the Jewish nation of Israel,” Cantrell wrote on his website.
Four years later, however, Israel’s Ministry of Interior, exercising its “ultimate
discretion,” refused the Cantrell’s application to live
in Israel and instead
ordered them to leave the Land after having been here
for more than 20 years.
missionaries use friendly tactics, but are just as dangerous
Margi, Knesset member and Shas
faction chairman Yediot
Aharonot September 27,
government must boost enforcement and promote the bill
I initiated, which would ban conversion efforts and
set a jail term of one year for those who violate the
Natural allies in a dangerous world
I arrived here as a Christian visitor, I came with the
conviction that an assault upon Jews is an implicit
assault upon Christians, since it strikes at the root
of the same ancient tree. In that light, I wanted to
see for myself the predicament….
55,000 turn out
for Jerusalem March
By Neta Sela Yediot Aharonot October 2, 2007
Holy City's streets fill
with thousands of Israelis plus some 7,000 Christian
tourists who came to express their solidarity with the
Jewish nation on Sukkot.
Most Welcome ‘Fatwa’ from
Top Saudi Religious Figure
Saudi Cleric Issues Warning
Michael Jacobson CounterTerrorismBlog
this week, Sheikh Abdel-Aziz Al-Asheikh – the most
senior Wahhabi cleric in Saudi
Arabia -- released a rather surprising
religious edict. In this fatwa, the Grand Mufti
of Saudi Arabia instructed Saudis not to leave the
Kingdom to participate in jihad – a statement directed
primarily at those considering going to Iraq.
Al-Asheikh said that he decided
to speak up, “after it was clear that over several years
Saudis have been leaving for jihad” and that “our
youth…became tools carrying out heinous acts.” Perhaps
even most significantly, Al-Asheikh
also addressed potential donors, urging them to
“be careful about where [their money is] spent so it
does not damage young Muslims.”
Tensions with Syrian Border
& U.S. Not Caught Unaware
worried over Syrian air defense failure in IAF strike
by Yossi Melman Haaretz
Iran is concerned
over the failure of Syria's
air defense systems to detect the Israel Air Force non-stealth
aircraft that reportedly carried out an attack inside
Syria last month, the American weekly Aviation
Week reported on its Web site on Wednesday.
According to the report, Israel
was able to disrupt Syria's
radar and air defense systems and render them ineffective
during the IAF strike. The Web site reported that Israel
used an electronic device, installed in a plane that
circled the area, to disrupt Syria's
The Lebanese Struggle
to Gain Freedom
are two camps: with the Terrorists or against them
"Karim," the CTB Special Correspondent in Lebanon on Lebanon’s
by Jeffrey Imm CounterTerrorismBlog Washington DC, October 2, 2007
Lebanese public has shown tremendous vigor and commitment
during the Cedars Revolution, it would be a suicide
to collapse politically while the US,
Europe, the UN and many Arab countries
are supporting the current Government and the current
majority in Parliament. If those politicians who want
to cut such deals cross that line, they wouldn't be
able to count on anyone anymore. They will be alone,
surrounded by the Syrian and Iranian killing machines.
Fabrications & the Media
GPO: France 2 faked al-Dura footage
2 television fabricated the events surrounding the death
of Muhammad al-Dura in Gaza in 2000, according to Government Press Office
director Danny Seaman. ….An appeals court judge in
Paris ordered France 2 last month
to show the court about 25 minutes of raw video footage
shot at the Netzarim junction
on September 30, 2000, when the 12-year-old boy was
shot. The court gave France 2 until November 14. France 2's original
broadcast showed 55 seconds of edited footage.