Israel’s Security Service: Prisoners from Gilad Shalit Swap Returning to Terrorism: Zach Ponz Israel’s internal security service has warned that Palestinian prisoners involved in the Gilad Shalit prisoner-exchange deal are increasingly returning to terrorism, according to Israel Hayom. Following the arrest of a Palestinian man who accepted money from a former Palestinian prisoner to carry out a terrorist attack against military or civilian targets, the Shin Bet […]

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The Walrus and The Carpenter in Boston Maureen Mullarkey

God spare us any more of these interfaith shows.

Organized to kick-off the civic healing process—a cant phrase for a delusional concept—these political reiki events presume to make us feel better about feeling bad in the wake of horrific assault. A Daily News headline intones “Boston Marathon Survivors Begin the Healing Process as President Obama Leads Prayer Service.” The article gives us the comfort of knowing that Barack and Michelle visited victims at Massachusetts General Hospital “to try to heal a little more.” US News burbled in a subhead: “The president issued a love letter to Boston during speech at an interfaith service.”

Sanctimony oozed from platitudinous coverage of the president’s “message of healing.” The Cathedral of the Holy Cross could have held a quiet, unspectacular Mass for the dead and wounded. Instead, it staged a pseudo-pious photo-op for the same feckless politicians whose policies and ideological timidities open doors to terrorist aggression.

It was left to Investor’s Business Daily and the UK’s Daily Mail to note that, prior to the Marathon, our Consoler-in-Chief had slashed funds for a program to deter domestic bombing. He cut the bombing prevention budget by 45 percent against the advice of a leading military IED expert. Not so long ago he went to bed while his ambassador in Benghazi was being murdered. No prayers wasted on that carnage. Yet he feels our pain, does our high rolling healer. Much like Lewis Carroll’s canny walrus who wept for the oysters he devoured.

Israel and the Boston bombings

It may have been coincidental that Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston marathon coincided with Israel’s Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. As Israelis participated in ceremonies mourning the dead, many of whom lost their lives in bombings, innocent Americans were killed and maimed while celebrating Patriots’ Day. The rest of the United States was hit with the realization that the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001, are not a thing of the past.

Mainstream Israel has always grasped this unfortunate fact. Being the target of terror on a daily basis tends to put a damper on wishful amnesia.

This painful reality has some positive side effects, however. It has made the Israeli security services experts at recognizing, preventing and intercepting jihadists. It has led Israeli hospital personnel to excel at handling mass emergencies. It has caused Israeli innovators to wow the world with ingenious prosthetic inventions. And it has provided Israeli medical teams with the kind of training and empathy that enables them to be dispatched to all corners of the globe during natural and other disasters — the kind that require skills such as searching for bodies buried under rubble and setting up field infirmaries.


The Beltway sniper attacks took place during three weeks in October 2002. Ten people were killed and three critically injured in Washington, D.C., Maryland, along Interestate 95 in Virginia. The intense speculation at the time was that a single “white man” was the perpetrator.

When the two men were apprehended it turned out that the carnage was was the work of a Black American Muslim….John Allen Muhammad and a minor Lee Boyd Malvo…Muhammad was convicted and executed in 2009, Malvo remains in prison.

During the rampage the media went into overtime with speculations. Much of the coverage of the case in the New York Times was found to be fabricated, a scandal which forced two top editors Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd to resign. Makes you think huh?

Now here are some interesting facts:

While imprisoned, Malvo wrote diatribes about Jihad “I have been accused on my mission. Allah knows I’m gonna suffer now”, he wrote. Furthermore he wrote about Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

A series of trial exhibits suggested Malvo and Muhammad were motivated by an affinity for Jihad.

Exhibit 65-006: A self-portrait of Malvo in the cross hairs of a gun scope shouting, “ALLAH AKBAR!” The word “SALAAM” scrawled vertically. A lyric from Bob Marley’s Natural Mystic “Many more will have to suffer. Many more will have to die. Don’t ask me why.”
Exhibit 65-016: A portrait of Saddam Hussein with the words “INSHALLAH” and “The Protector” surrounded by rockets.
Exhibit 65-043: Father and son portrait of Malvo and Muhammad. “We will kill them all. Jihad.”
Exhibit 65-056: A self-portrait of Malvo as sniper, lying in wait, with his rifle. “JIHAD” written in bold letters.
Exhibit 65-067: A suicide bomber labeled “Hamas” walking into a McDonald’s restaurant. Another drawing of the Twin Towers burning captioned: “85 percent chance Zionists did this.” More scrawls: “ALLAH AKBAR,” “JIHAD” and “Islam will explode.”
Exhibit 65-103: A lion accompanies chapter and verse from the Koran (Sura 2:190): “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you and slay them wherever ye catch them.”
Exhibit 65-109: Portrait of Osama bin Laden, captioned “Servant of Allah.”
Exhibit 65-117: The White House drawn in crosshairs, surrounded by missiles, with a warning: “Sep. 11 we will ensure will look like a picnic to you” and “you will bleed to death little by little.”
Exhibit 65-101: Malvo’s thought for the day: “Islam the only true guidance, the way of peace.”

At the 2006 trial of Muhammad, Malvo testified that the aim of the killing spree was to kidnap children for the purpose of extorting money from the government and to “set up a camp to train children how to terrorize cities”,with the ultimate goal being to “shut things down” across the United States.

John Allen Muhammad converted to Islam in 1985, around the same time he moved from the National Guard into the regular Army, where he was a Sgt. During the first Gulf War, Muhammad may have been involved in a fragging incident where Muhammad allegedly pulled the pin on an incendiary grenade in a crowded tent near the Iraqi border, setting a sergeant’s sleeping bag on fire. No one was injured, but Muhammad was removed from the 84th Engineering company by MPs.


In what has nearly become a perverse, recurring rite of spring, and yet more evidence that universities have become, as Abigail Thernstrom has described them, “islands of repression in a sea of freedom,” the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI), which represents some 14,500 members, voted in early April “to cease all cultural and academic collaboration […]


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DANIEL GREENFIELD: SAUDI SHENANIGANS IN BOSTON AND D.C. Abdulrahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi student who was behaving suspiciously near the bombing site, was briefly treated as a suspect and then as a person of interest. His apartment was searched and law enforcement officers carried out large bags from it. Now there are reports that he is being deported on national security grounds. […]

THE FIRST UNION HITS THE ROOF OVER OBAMACARE WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers International President Kinsey M. Robinson issued the following statement today calling for a repeal or complete reform of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Our Union and its members have supported President Obama and his Administration for both of his terms […]

OBAMACARE IS IMPLODING: ALAN CARUBA Obamacare-the Affordable Care Act-is both imploding from its own dead weight and conversely exploding in the face of the Democratic Party as we head toward the 2014 midterm elections. You remember the Democrats? They were the ones who, on Christmas Eve 2009 passed Obamacare in the late hours. It’s the bill Nancy Pelosi told […]