Radical Islam in the Nation’s Capital

posted at 9:28 am on March 21, 2007 by Bryan

Stakelbeck on terror

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Take that Drudge.

Great report Eric.

Theworldisnotenough on March 21, 2007 at 9:39 AM

The Godless liberal mind thinks “freedom of religion” that the Founders held dear REALLY means “freedom from christian religion”, while the enemies of the God of the Bible and of the United States of America USE our laws stipulating freedom of religion against us in their effort to bring about the downfall of the Western world. Meanwhile, the democrats and their Main Stream Media allies practice seditious treason, siding with America’s enemies in order to attempt to bring about the downfall of the current ELECTED Presidential administration, while that administration refuses to stop the flow of illegal aliens across our Nations borders, and liberal local law enforcment refuses to enforce the laws on illegals who have already snuck in.

What are the law abiding citizens of this Country to do? We elect republicans, and nothing changes for the better, and then when we elect democrats, things always get exponetially worse. It’s all downhill, no matter what.

God help us.

NRA4Freedom on March 21, 2007 at 9:49 AM

God help us.

NRA4Freedom on March 21, 2007 at 9:49 AM

Agreed – yet I prefer an approach that requires more “audience participation.” From 1976′s Network – a film that was WAY ahead of its time:

Howard Beale: I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s work, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad.
Howard Beale: [shouting] You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell,
[shouting]
Howard Beale: ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!‘ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!‘ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it:
Howard Beale: [screaming at the top of his lungs] “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074958/quotes

Dr. SpartRan says repeat dosage daily, until the powers that be on Capitol Hill finally wake up and take notice.

SpartRan on March 21, 2007 at 10:08 AM

I wouldn’t say extremist anti-american views aren’t espousined inside the mosque. It is a wahabbi mosque afterall. It is the fact that he is shiite and that is the extremism that the mosque won’t stand for. They probably are all giddy about his anti-american feelings.

Wahabbi/Salafist/Sunni hate Shia almost as much as they hate America.

Just saying.

Good report though. Don’t assume though, that what is going on in the mosque is all kumbaya.

James on March 21, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Good report, Eric. CAIR’s headquarters are also 2 blocks away from the Capitol, yet they get a Dhimmicrat to give them permission to hold a conference in the Capitol.

Connie on March 21, 2007 at 12:31 PM

Remove the term ‘radical’.

PRCalDude on March 21, 2007 at 1:04 PM

I’m no lawyer, so would someone please tell me why Mohammmed El-Assi (sp?) is not guilty of felony sedition? Wikipedia tells me that the relevant portion of the “Alien and Sedition Act” expired a while ago, but surely something must have replaced it?

Bryan and Michelle: great work. This is what the new media is all about (or should be all about). We don’t see this on CNN or even Fox, for example.

PS — a video production comment: the “Matrix”-style rotating cylinders / hoops behind text or still photos can be quite distracting. Can you find something a little less intrusive?

Anton on March 21, 2007 at 1:39 PM

Remove the term ‘radical’.

PRCalDude on March 21, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Agree.

Connie on March 21, 2007 at 2:14 PM

Great report Eric!

Where else could you find news that concerns us all.

Kini on March 21, 2007 at 3:03 PM

I’m a little disappointed in my fellow HotAir kibbitzers.

“Drudge Disses HotAir” — 270+ comments up to the point that I stopped paying attention.

“Open Thread: Goracle testifies” — currently 316 comment and counting.

Yesterday’s “Jihad Watch” — 20 comments.

Today’s “Radical Islam” — this very post makes 10 comments.

I agree that Drudge and the Goracle are very entertaining, but isn’t the struggle against radical Islam worth a little more love in the comments section?

Bryan, please tell me your page-hits data contradicts the viewership implied by the comments section. I think these features on Jihad Watch and Radical Islam are just what the “new media” should be doing; I’d hate to think this is a minority view.

Anton on March 21, 2007 at 4:56 PM

Makes me wonder, Anton, if we have a lot of American Idol watchers here.

Connie on March 21, 2007 at 5:06 PM

Eric Stakelbeck is an excellent on camera speaker.

I see talent in this man, equal to, and possibly even exceeding that of many established media researchers and reporters.

Eric,

Great job delivering that piece of news-commentary!

William

William2006 on March 21, 2007 at 5:08 PM

Great Vent Eric! Fact based reporting, excellent commentary, superb presentation – more please!

The Left does not understand that unity is the strength that brought this great nation to such power and wealth. They are deliberately attempting to tear down the bonds that have made such unity possible. The Left is doing everything they can to minimize and destroy nationalism for the benefit some global community they envision. This effort leads to what we see in this video – the acceptance of treason and sedition as an accepted freedeom of speech.

We will not see a change to this state of affairs until after disaster strikes and the Left looses influence. Unfortunately this may be the almost complete destruction of Israel and a major population center in the United States such as New York. Only then will the majority of Americans see the Left for the weakness, ignorance, cowardice, and stupidity it forces on others – values such as multiculturalism and the tolerance of sedition and treason.

omegaram on March 21, 2007 at 6:00 PM

This is the same as what happened at the Finsbury Park Mosque in London. The infamous one-eyed, hook-handed, hate-mongering, anti-semitic Al Qaeda recruiter Abu Hamza was banned from the mosque and lead his hate sermons outside.

He was eventually jailed, but not before he brainwashed a couple of thousand terrorist human timebombs who are now loose in Britain.

uptight on March 21, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Great report Eric. First class.

Bryan, please tell me your page-hits data contradicts the viewership implied by the comments section. I think these features on Jihad Watch and Radical Islam are just what the “new media” should be doing; I’d hate to think this is a minority view.

Anton on March 21, 2007 at 4:56 PM

Page hits are nearly a million per week, visitors 500,000 per week. I know all of my friends and family rely on Michelle and the gang to keep us up to speed without having to soil ourselves with exposure to the MSM.

Zorro on March 21, 2007 at 7:18 PM

I agree that Drudge and the Goracle are very entertaining, but isn’t the struggle against radical Islam worth a little more love in the comments section?

Bryan, please tell me your page-hits data contradicts the viewership implied by the comments section. I think these features on Jihad Watch and Radical Islam are just what the “new media” should be doing; I’d hate to think this is a minority view.

Anton on March 21, 2007 at 4:56 PM

I’ve been worrying the same thing myself. Of course, JihadWatch is very well read, as is LGF.

PRCalDude on March 21, 2007 at 7:24 PM

The number of comments a show gets doesn’t always reflect the number of people who viewed it. Some shows just get more or fewer comments than others for all sorts of reasons. That said, it’s always good to see a show stir up some discussion here.

Bryan on March 21, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Makes me wonder, Anton, if we have a lot of American Idol watchers here.
Connie on March 21, 2007 at 5:06 PM

It’s not my fault, I’m forced to watch by my wife. Bleeding eyes and all. In my mind, I keep repeating over and over, LA LA LA LA LA LA, plus I don’t have a second TV.

Kini on March 21, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Ever notice how the substance of the jihadist remarks about Israel are echoed by the likes of Pat Buchanan, Karen Kwiatkowski and others with a facade of patriotism?

The reason is NOT anti-semitism, at least not per se. The real reason is cowardice, pure and simple. When faced with some real nasties, throw the people on your side to the crocodiles if you can. Back when, same type of yellow-bellies blamed England, Churchill and the Spitfire pilots for what the Nazis were doing. Part of me would like to shoot the so-and-so-s. But on the other hand, I should not waste good ammunition of worthless targets.

Oilpatcher on March 21, 2007 at 8:41 PM

I agree that Drudge and the Goracle are very entertaining, but isn’t the struggle against radical Islam worth a little more love in the comments section?

I agree, but what more can one say? What have we done about this guy but let him continue to preach his hate? This country just lets anyone walk all over it. Do something, kick people like this out, whatever, just do something.

Radical muslims are getting bolder and bolder on US soil. You have this guy, Saudi schools and mosques popping up all over the country teaching their own special brand of wahibbi death to infidels, the six imams suing everyone in an attempt to cowtow airlines and the flying populace and a definite uptrend in individual jihadists.

Do something about this crap, if not, eventually people will start doing it themselves.

The US isn’t Europe, muslims are keeping their hand close to the vest and sending out probes … it’s out there, it’s obvious, and it’s being ignored.

darwin on March 21, 2007 at 11:55 PM

For all the truthers . . . why can’t you find one leak, one leaker, one person that helped, one document, one memo, one piece of physical evidence, one . . .

- The Cat

MirCat on March 22, 2007 at 1:33 AM

Well done, Eric.

PinkyBigglesworth on March 22, 2007 at 1:43 AM

This is something people do not get!

They will claim that “Not all Muslims believe in, or take part in Jihad. Only a small portion or small percentage take part in Jihad.”

How do they know that “only a small percentage of all Muslims” take part in Jihad? The statistics show a very large percentage of those polled actually support violent Jihad.

To make things more understandable, let us look at the numbers.

There are an estimated 1.2 billion Muslims on planet earth. That would be 1,200,000,000.

How much is “Only a small percentage?

25% of 1.2 billion?

That would be 300 Million Jihadis, or equivalent to the total population of the United States of America. This amount is a realistic number-estimate of how many Muslims are Jihadis.

How about a lower percentage, such as 20% of 1.2 billion?

That would be 240 million “violent Jihadi Muslims.”

Is that a small amount?

That is almost as many people as there are citizens of the United States, and many times larger than the combined strength of several of the world’s most populace armies.

Suppose we say 15% of all 1.2 Muslims in the world are Jihadis.

That would make it 180 million Jihadis, not a small number in any stretch of the imagination.

If it is “only” 10% of all Muslims are Jihadis, then 10% of 1.2 billion is 120 million Jihadis.

Is that a small number?

No! When we are talking about violent thugs who have blown up train stations, murdered innocent people in the street by the hundreds, hijacked aircraft with passengers and crew and used them as missiles to destroy two super structures in which thousands of innocent men, women, and children were working and dinning and touring, then 120 million violent Jihadis is not a small number. 120 Million violent Jihadis is a VERY LARGE number, larger than the combined military personnel of the US, Great Britain, Russia, China, and other militaries.

No, 120 million violent Jihadis, or 10% of 1.2 billion, is NOT a small number in any stretch of the imagination!

What about 5% of all the 1.2 billion Muslims throughout the world? Is that 5% a small number?

Of course it sounds like a small portion, 5% compared to 95%, or 60%, or 50%, or 45%, but 5% of 1.2 billion Muslims equals 60 Million Jihadis, more than the combined numbers of several major nations’ military personnel, larger than the populations of many countries on planet earth, larger than the population of any state in the United States, and definitely large enough to cause a great deal of damage!

Let’s humor the leftist, “Violent Muslims are not dangerous to us or any one else, there are only a small portion of all Muslims who take part in violent Jihad, and say, 1% of all Muslims are violent Jihadis.

That sounds like a small number, doesn’t it? 1%?

That equals 12,000,000 (twelve million) violent Jihadis! One percent of 1.2 billion Muslims being violent Jihadis means that there are twelve million violent Jihadis!

That about as large, and possibly larger than the combined military of the US, Russia, Great Britain, and China! It is larger than the population of most states in the US, and a larger number than the population of many countries on planet earth.

Even .5% of 1.2 billion Muslims equals 6,000,000, or six million violent Jihadis!

So, when someone dares to raise the foolish dismissal of the danger of Muslim violent Jihadis, claiming that only a small portion of all Muslims are violent, why not ask them exactly why they believe such a foolish concept, and ask them how much is “a small portion.”

As you can see, when we are talking about violent terrorists out of a total of 1.2 billion, it all depends on what the word “small” means.

William

William2006 on March 22, 2007 at 5:09 AM

The fact that not a lot of people have commented does not surprise me, I spent yesterday telling a few people how silly it was that the MSM and even some of the sites I visit were shocked by the “new” method in this war. That would be the use of children in a car bombing, the use of children is not new and of course our “hearts and minds” bs will be the death of us because they “jihadists” do not love their children the way we love ours, when they do victory will be achieved and not one moment before. I would suggest the dropping of “radical” “moderate” and “political wing” from any news of the “religion of peace”, they are deceptive and tend to make people believe that it is a religion of peace co-opted which is untrue.

Rightmom on March 22, 2007 at 6:50 AM

William2006 on March 22, 2007 at 5:09 AM

AMEN! William2006!

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics!

Most excellent Point sir well taken!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on March 22, 2007 at 11:51 AM