NARN, the Goodbye 2011 Edition!

posted at 12:00 pm on December 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The Northern Alliance Radio Network will be on the air today, with your hosts Mitch Berg and Ed Morrissey, on from 1-3 CT with live streaming video and chat. If you’re in the Twin Cities, you can hear us on AM 1280 The Patriot, or on the station’s Internet stream if you’re outside of the broadcast area, as well as right here on on the permanent Ed Morrissey Show page at Hot Air.

Today, Mitch and I will be joined by the legendary James Lileks, live in studio, for the final hour of the final show of the year. We’ll talk about the biggest stories of the year, nationally and in Minnesota. We’ll also update everyone on the caucuses our neighbors to the south will hold on Tuesday, and what that means for the campaigns. Will Lileks announce his campaign for the Presidency, with Hugh Hewitt as his running mate? Join us and find out!

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Marizela Perez has been missing in the Seattle area for more than nine months now. Marizela’s case has a connection here at Hot Air, as she is the cousin of the Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin. Michelle is trying to spread the word through Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle. We want to encourage prayers for Marizela’s family, and also try to reach anyone in the area who knows where Marizela might be and ask them to contact the police.

The search has its own website now, Find Marizela, for the latest in the efforts to bring Marizela home. There is also a fund for the family to keep the search efforts going. Be sure to check there and at Michelle’s site for further developments, and keep the family in your prayers.

America’s Most Wanted is now on the case, too.

Michelle has an update on the case:

She disappeared from the University of Washington campus area in Seattle at the age of 18 exactly seven months ago today. Spring and summer came and went, along with Marizela’s 19th birthday. Autumn is now upon us. Her university friends are back in school.

Life goes on, but remains at a standstill.

Uncertainty corrodes.

Grief deepens and settles without the ability to mourn.

There are no new developments from the Seattle Police Department. Nothing to report.

The family is moving forward on the legal front to try and obtain information from Marizela’s Internet/social networking accounts that the Seattle Police Department refuses to share with her parents. Internet lawyers tell us the case is complicated, but they’re willing to help and we are grateful.

Continued thanks for all your prayers and well wishes for Emem and her parents.

Keep the prayers coming.

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Look how the Obama Administration is ending the year, from Andy McCarthy at NRO

The surrender is complete now. The Hindu reports that the Obama administration has turned to Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, to mediate secret negotiations between the United States and the Taliban.

I wrote about Qaradawi at length in The Grand Jihad and, here at NRO, have regularly catalogued his activities (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, and here; see also Andrew Bostom’s “Qaradawi’s Odious Vision”). For those who may be unfamiliar with him, he is the most influential Sunni Islamist in the world, thanks to such ventures as his al-Jazeera TV program (Sharia and Life) and website (IslamOnline.net). In 2003, he issued a fatwa calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq. As he put it,

Those killed fighting the American forces are martyrs given their good intentions since they consider these invading troops an enemy within their territories but without their will. . . . Although they are seen by some as being wrong, those defending against attempts to control Islamic countries have the intention of jihad and bear a spirit of the defense of their homeland.

Qaradawi urges that Islam must dominate the world, under a global caliphate governed by sharia. He maintains that Islam “will conquer Europe [and] will conquer America.” He sometimes qualifies that the conquering will be done “not through the sword but through da’wa,” but the qualification is a feint.

I recommend reading the full piece, will the media report this? If they do, will they explain who this man is and the level of influence he has? Talk about a rotten end to 2011.
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286854/obama-recruits-qaradawi-andrew-c-mccarthy

beacon on December 31, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Hey Ed: Congratulations on the Fabulous 50 Blog Awards Win!

http://tinyurl.com/Fab50-2011

MOTUS on December 31, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Good for Michelle Malkin for doing all she can to help spread the word! I can’t fathom how the Perez family made it through the holidays with a missing child. Made all the more difficult by the Seattle Police Department and anti-family laws that come from the leftists.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Ditto everything said above….
and is it me…or does Ed look like he’s lost some weight?
With-in the last week or two, there was just a face profile and I thought his face was thinner. Looking different bud! (or have I been drinking too much?)

KOOLAID2 on December 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM