Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
TRAIL OF TERROR
'Mr. Suicide Bomb' goes to Washington
Rice, lawmakers met with Muslim sheik known for justifying attacks on Israelis for Islam'
Posted: November 13, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
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Sheik Taysir Tamimi
A senior Muslim cleric who is a prominent justifier of suicide bombings met last week with senators and congressmen and consulted last month with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, WND has learned.
Sheik Taysir Tamimi, chief Palestinian justice, also claimed in a recently released book for which he was interviewed that the Torah was "falsified," Jewish and Christian history were "invented," the Jewish Temples never existed and the Al Aqsa Mosque was built by angels.
"I am very glad to have this occasion to speak to Congress and the Senate and have access to groups and individuals that form American policy," said Tamimi in a statement.
"I emphasized in the meetings the importance of religious coexistence and that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be solved without creating a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," the he said.
Tamimi is considered the second most important Palestinian cleric after Muhammad Hussein, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007
In the UN's bizzaro world, it's Israel's fault Hamas uses Gaza as a launching pad to fire daily barrages of Qassam rockets at Serdot....
The head of the U.N. agency responsible for aiding Palestinian refugees said Wednesday that Israel's near economic blockade of the Gaza Strip is fueling support for extremists and shattering hopes for a peaceful future.
"They're trying to punish those who've taken control of Gaza but in fact they're punishing everybody inside Gaza, a very small percentage of whom support the people who are controlling Gaza right now," (they voted Hamas into power you fucking shithead -ed.) Karen Koning AbuZayd of the United Nations Works and Relief Agency said.
The violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last June by the Islamic militants of the Hamas movement, and their continual rocketing of Israel, has led to Gaza's increasing isolation. In September, Israel declared Gaza a "hostile entity," clearing the way for economic sanctions.
from Weasel Zippers
Thanks and Praise: I photographed men and women, both Christians and Muslims, placing a cross atop the St. John’s Church in Baghdad. They had taken the cross from storage and a man washed it before carrying it up to the dome.
A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Cavalry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.
The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers. (Videotape to follow.)
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Petty Officer Bewley, 27, died Monday while performing one of the more dangerous duties in Iraq.
He was part of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, and he died of wounds suffered when a bomb detonated while he was conducting operations in Salah ad Din province, said the Navy.
Petty Officer Bewley was a member of EOD Mobile Unit 11, based at the Naval Air Station at Whidbey Island. So far, out of 160 members in the group, six have been killed in Iraq, said a spokeswoman for the base.
His father, Ron Bewley, of Hector, said, "Let me tell you, man, it's hard to bury your boy when he gets killed in Iraq. ... My son's name is Kevin Ronald Bewley. He was born April 18, 1980. He was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Russellville, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. I'm his daddy."
Petty Officer Bewley was part of a tight-knit group of EOD members, said his brother, Jay Patrick Bewley, 32, a San Francisco consultant.
"It's very much a brotherhood in his unit. They were all transplants," said Jay Bewley.
The brothers loved to travel together; they made a driving trek to the Arctic Circle.
"We lived our lives with no regrets. We took a trip at every opportunity. We did things together. There was nothing left unsaid. It was just the way we lived," Jay Bewley said.
After first joining the National Guard, Petty Officer Bewley joined the Navy in November 2001. He already had served a deployment in Iraq in 2006. "He literally had disarmed hundreds of bombs. Each one he disarmed saved someone's life," Jay Bewley said.
In addition to his brother and father, Petty Officer Bewley is survived by his mother, Connie Whitaker of Greenbrier, Ark.; and his daughter, McKinnzie Bewley of San Antonio.
Although the Navy news release said Petty Officer Bewley died when a bomb detonated, his brother said the Navy told him Bewley had disarmed two bombs when there was small-arms fire.
"That's important," said the brother. "He did his job right."
Services will be held in Arkansas. Details are pending.
I remember this kid working in the local grocery store and didn't even know he'd joined the Navy, small town kids go to school and move to the "big city" quite often. This is not the news you want to hear from such, My Prayers to Petty Officer Bewley and his Family. Thank you for your service to the country, I'm so sorry it cost you so much.