ROSCOE’S Weak-End Review
SADDAM HUSSEIN: 1937-2006
Thank God the deed was done while U.S. forces were still in place. You think that might have been on the minds of the new Iraqi leaders, too?
This about says it all. Don’t you think?
Breaking the mainstream mediocracy stranglehold one post at a time
But instead of recognizing the jihad threat, homosexual activists in the West are concentrating on a threat they think is much more serious: that of the "Christian Right," despite the fact that none of their favorite bogeymen -- Falwell, Robertson, Dobson -- have ever called for their imprisonment. And of course, this is Turkey: Sharia supremacists elsewhere have done much worse.
More Muslims converted to faith in Jesus Christ over the past decade than at any other time in human history. A spiritual revolution is underway throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. As a result, a record number of ex-Muslims are celebrating Christmas this year, despite intense persecution, arrests, assassinations, and widespread church bombings.
Investment funds - including pension funds - all over America are helping Iran develop the nuclear weapons that will eventually threaten us by investing in companies that directly subsidize Iran. We must all band together to stop these self-defeating investments.
"The same governments which have pushed this council to take groundless punitive measures against Iran's peaceful nuclear program have systematically prevented it from taking any action to nudge the Israeli regime towards submitting itself to the rules governing the nuclear nonproliferation regime," Zarif told the 15-nation council.
"Mr. Bush can travel to one of the American states, inviting the people to a stadium to see how the people would treat him," the ISNA students news agency quoted him as saying.
"I am sure that the American people would treat Mr. Bush as the Indonesian people treated him," he said referring to protests that greeted Bush on a visit to Indonesia last month.
The No. 1 traveler has been Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio, who is expected to be the next chairwoman of the House ethics committee. Tubbs Jones, who has taken 74 trips during the seven-year period, defends her trips, which have included a journey to a Las Vegas conference in 2005 courtesy of the United Steelworkers and a speaking engagement in Barbados earlier this year paid for by the National Bar Association.
“I make no apologies for the trips that I have taken during my tenure in Congress,” Tubbs Jones said in a statement. “As the only African American woman, and only Democratic woman on the Ways and Means Committee, I am often contacted by former constituents from my congressional district, and persons throughout the country for speaking engagements.”
Investigators in the Ukraine are probing whether missing infants and preborns taken from mothers by maternity staff at a Kharkov hospital were killed so their organs could be extracted for stem-cell experimentation.
A few months ago, Family News in Focus reported that women in the Ukraine were being paid about $200 at a time to have abortions in order to provide stem cells for beauty treatments. Now more grisly findings are being reported. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said it has video of 30 infants and fetuses being exhumed from a cemetery used by a maternity hospital in the Ukraine. Some of the bodies are missing organs.
Esposito had been somewhat embarrassed by his previous enthusiastic advocacy for the view that Islamic extremism represented and understandable response to the errors of American policy, which fostered social injustice and other grievances in the Muslim world. Such an attitude was predictable given that Esposito had previously occupied the post of president of the Middle East Studies Association, an organization firmly located on the left, anti-Western side of the academy. But Esposito was more embarrassed by the unfortunate fact that when bin Laden’s agents slammed jets into the Word Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania on September 11, the Fletcher Forum magazine remained on the newsstands with an article by him, titled “The Future of Islam,” decrying the obsession with bin Laden on the part of American political leaders. With the publication of Unholy War, he somewhat clumsily attempted to rectify his mistakes while holding to his original thesis.