Libya: Rebel Commander says AQ jihadists are helping them

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited “around 25” men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are “today are on the front lines in Adjabiya”.

Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but added that the “members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader”.

(Via).

So good, yeah. There is nothing democratic in these “revolutions”. Whatever our politicians and journalists keep telling us… ūüė¶

Spain: “They will have their March 11th”, Islamic website says

‘They will have their 11-M ‘. This dire prediction is the title of the article that the president of the Catalan Islamic Board, Abdennur Prado, has posted on ‘Webislam’, the Board’s MSM, about the Spanish government’s decision to participate in the coalition against the regime of Gaddafi.

The rest? Structured as if it were a prayer, Mr Prado accuses President Jos√© Luis Rodr√≠guez Zapatero, the deputies and journalists of “justifying the killings by arguments of living”, finishing each part with a … “There will be another March 11th. God forbid. ”

“Zapatero loves destruction, slaughter, war, the ignominy. (He keeps on) Penetrating the circle of blood, death ceremony mass that responds to the lowest interest. ”

But the stark warning doesn’t need to be literal, according to its author: “There Will be another 11-M. God forbid. Maybe not today or tomorrow, maybe in another life, perhaps only in the mind of the mother of a broken child, maybe in the nightmare of the pilot that launches of missiles, perhaps only in the rage of so many. “

Link.

I really don’t see how this can be called a March 11th, because it really doesn’t have anything to do with it. In the rage of so many? Is that really similar to March 11th bombings? Continue reading

Pakistani bishops want Shabaz Bhatti be named a martyr

The difference between a Christian martyr and an “Islamist martyr”, can’t be greater:

The bishops of Pakistan appealed to Pope Benedict to officially recognize Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic official in the country who was recently assassinated, as a martyr.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Pakistan, which met from March 20 – 25 in Multan, unanimously decided to make a formal request to the Vatican to name Bhatti as a ‚Äúmartyr and patron of religious freedom.‚ÄĚ

The 42-year old Bhatti ‚Äď a leading voice for religious freedom and peace in Pakistan ‚Äď served as federal minister for religious minorities. He was shot to death by three masked men on March 2 as he left his mother’s home in Islamabad by car.

Al-Qaida and the Punjab-based Pakistani Taliban Movement claimed responsibility for Bhatti’s killing, according to the AP.

I really hope so.

JIhad Cosmo

“Tis strange but true ; for truth

Dubbed ‘Jihad Cosmo’, the glossy magazine’s front cover features the barrel of a sub-machine gun next to a picture a woman in a veil.
There are exclusive interviews with martyrs’ wives, who praise their husbands’ decisions to die in suicide attacks.
The slick, 31-page Al-Shamikha magazine – meaning The Majestic Woman – has advice for singletons on ‘marrying a mujahideen’.
Readers are told it is their duty to raise children to be mujahideen ready for jihad.
And the ‘beauty column’ instructs women to stay indoors with their faces covered to keep a ‘clear complexion’.
They should ‘not go out except when necessary’ and wear a niqab for ‘rewards by complying with the command of Allah Almighty’.

is always strange, stranger than fiction”

(Lord Byron).

Museum of the Gulag

An online Gulag museum, with more that 150 testimonies from survivors of the Gulag, has been launched.

You can visit it here. The world needs to know what happened on those abominable camps.

Murdered

The attack on the Fogel family is yet another proof of the extreme cruelty and hate Islamism can shelter and produce. The murder of five members of one family¬†(CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT), of which three were children (11-year-old, 3-year-old and a baby), can’t really be understood by people with sound minds, if we don’t introduce the religious hate on this equation. Hamas has actually condoned the killings, because “Israelis live in the West Bank”.

So horrid. I just don’t have words.

PS: By the way, anyone seeing any difference between Saddam and Gadaffi?

Shahbaz Bhatti, shot dead

Mr Bhatti opposed the “blasphemy law” and was killed two days ago. So did Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, who was shot dead by one of his bodyguards last January.

I feel, even as I am not an active blogger now, that he merits a post. It’s difficult to be Christian in Pakistan as I have repeatedly blogged on the past. But to be Minister and to openly speak against the damned blasphemy law is even more difficult.

So, this is my tribute to a man, whose success I was very doubtful from the beginning I knew of his existence (in a country where a “cleric” can put a bounty on someone for allegedly “blaspheming” and no one gets him in jail and condemned because of it, you can understand why I was even hard on him back then). But nonetheless, we have to admire his courage for speaking in favour of Asia Bibi and others jailed on “blasphemy” charges, even if he was threatened by the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and several other groups,as he says in the video in the link above.

Requiescat in pace. Amen.