Written by Daniel Greenfield
What's your mental image of prison. Breaking rocks, risky showers and listening to trains go by where rich folks are eating from a fancy dining car?
Forget all that. If you're a Muslim terrorist in Israeli prison, life is smartphones, salaries paid for by American taxpayers and access to your own Facebook fan page.
That was the Facebook fan page of Omar Saeed until recent media attention got it taken down. Those are photos he took in prison with his 3G phone and uploaded to his own fanpage, along with poetry about destroying Israel. And there's more in my exclusive Front Page Magazine article, The Hard Life of Muslim Terrorists in Israeli Prison
Hamas terrorist Haytham Battat, who was responsible for the murder of four Israelis, uses his Facebook page to share Jihadi videos from YouTube. PFLP terrorist Saeed Omar, who was sentenced to nineteen years in jail, poses with his favorite soccer team’s banner...
Using a 3G smartphone, Omar is able to update his own Facebook ‘fan page’ from prison. Other terrorists use smartphone video to go shopping with their friends and pick out their own clothes, which are then brought to them in prison, and remotely attend family events.
Buying treats and luxury goods isn’t a challenge either. Every convicted Muslim terrorist receives a salary from the Palestinian Authority. Even members of Hamas. That money is provided by American and European taxpayers. As much as 10 percent of the Palestinian Authority’s budget is dedicated to paying the salaries of imprisoned terrorists
The Obama Administration dramatically escalated aid to terrorists. In 2008, it provided 600 million dollars worth of assistance to the Palestinian Authority. In 2009, it pledged 900 million dollars. By 2010, the PA had pulled in almost 4 billion dollars from international donors, including the US.
There are more photos below and a lot more information and context in the article itself.
Netanyahu has pledged to end distance learning degrees for terrorists in Israeli prisons. But Iran's useful idiot Yuval Diskin has already rushed to warn that there will be prison uprisings if the terrorists can't get their doctorates.
Guess which is getting more play in the Israeli media, this Maariv story or Haaretz's story that Netanyahu's son wrote on Facebook that, "Terror has a religion and it is Islam,"
Tie that in with the four Golani soldiers jailed for wearing t-shirts that read, ""Golani fights the enemy and does not expel Jews". To the left both statements are equally controversial.
Tie all this in with the recent publicized farce that was the Presidential Conference featuring the likes of Peres, Shakira, Amos Oz, Jeremy Ben Ami, Sarah Silverman, Dennis Ross, James Wolfensohn and Livni-- and why complain about the flotilla, when the conference was a flotilla of its own. At state expense.
Wolfensohn had recently joined Sandra Day O'Connor and Zbignew Brzezinski to try and make Obama look moderate by finding an anti-Israel position even further than his. Amos Oz sent a copy of his book to a mass murdering terrorist. And Jeremy Ben Ami heads a Soros funded organization dedicated to Israel's destruction. In company like that, who needs a flotilla.
Incidentally the death of Peter Falk reminds me of another flotilla.
At the close of World War II, Falk tried to sign up for the armed services but was rejected because of his eye. After serving with the U.S. Merchant Marines, he signed up to go to Israel to fight Egypt.
Back then there were people getting on boats to help Israel defend itself.
TALK, TALK AND MORE TALK
With a congressional majority and even some Democrats opposed to Obama's war in Libya, would it be possible to defund the war? You would think so. But no. Nope. And not even close.
Want to know who to blame? Go read the Roll Call for yourself.
Those voting against included Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Darrell Issa, Peter King, Allan West and Ron Paul voting on the same side as Nancy Pelosi, Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Keith Ellison.
Forget all the talk about RINO's. Are there any actual non-Rinos?
Who did actually vote for it? Not the guys being touted for president. But Eric Cantor, Joe Barton and Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen stepped up to the plate. And good old Joe "You lie" Wilson showed he was more than just talk.
By the numbers almost 40 percent of congressional Republicans voted against. Including many of the stars touted by some conservative blogs. There are of course excuses. There are always excuses. The bottom line is that when it came time for them to cast a vote that would actually mean something. They were satisfied to talk the talk and keep running their mouths.
All this on a fairly weak bill that would hardly get the job done. And they couldn't even for it.
I would say more, but I'm just too disgusted.
But don't worry. Congress moves on to important business. And I'm talking genuinely important business.
"Why We Should Care About Bats: Devastating Impact White-Nose Syndrome is Having on One of Nature’s Best Pest Controllers"
I won't keep you in suspense, but after five years of study, we still don't know for sure what's killing bats.. .but Fish and Wildlife, the National Park Service (NPS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the USGS, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Defense, and other affected Federal agencies will continue spending as much as it takes until we finally get to the bottom of it.
How are we fighting the problem?
U.S. Fish and Wildlife, for example has hired a national coordinator, assistant coordinator, press person, and at least seven regional WNS coordinators. USFWS states that over $11 million of their funds have been spent on WNS, with about $3 million for research. That’s simply the wrong balance.
How can we possibly save bats without a lot of coordinators? The bats may die, but there will be plenty of jobs for bat press coordinators.
Did someone say something about the fall of Rome? Good. Let's not hear that kind of talk out of anyone. Things are going great. Just talk to the press coordinator.
ILLEGAL WAR, WHAT ILLEGAL WAR?
House Armed Services Committee member Mike Turner (R-OH) told The Cable that U.S. Admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of the NATO Joint Operations Command in Naples, Italy, told him last month that NATO forces are actively targeting and trying to kill Qaddafi, despite the fact that the Obama administration continues to insist that “regime change” is not the goal and is not authorized by the U.N. mandate authorizing the war.
But remember this war is better because it has UN approval. Just not UN approval for any of this.
NO MUSLIM TERRORISM TO SEE HERE
Back in the US, it's another day and another terrorist attack that has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. Zippo. Nada. Not a thing.
Two US men were charged Thursday with plotting to attack a Seattle military center with machine guns and grenades in the hopes of killing more people than a single gunman achieved in the deadly 2009 attack at Fort Hood.
Their aim was to inspire other Muslims to carry out similar attacks and one was allegedly caught on tape saying "Imagine how fearful America will be, and they'll know they can't push the Muslims around."
The men, who are reportedly converts to Islam, planned to use machine guns and grenades in order to kill as many people as possible in a military processing center that also houses a day care facility.
But as usual they're not really Muslim terrorists. They're crazy and suffering from a bad economy.
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, was so broke that he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, reporting $1 in his checking account. His major asset: a 17-year-old Honda with 162,000 miles.
See it's not Islam. It's bankruptcy that drove him to it. And Honda.
Abdul-Latif told a psychologist he had smoked marijuana and "huffed" gasoline as a teen and tried to kill himself again around his 23rd birthday by overdosing on pills prescribed for a seizure disorder. He was depressed, he said, and "felt lonely and had no use to live."
But at the time of the evaluation, he said he was relaxed and unworried. He also said he had heard a male voice that gave him advice and had experienced hallucinations in the past. He also said he didn't have an urge to harm anyone.
Suicidal tendencies. A love of gasoline. Violence behavior combined with assurances that he's harmless. It's like he was a perfect candidate for membership in the Religion of Peace.
A dating profile that appears to belong to Abdul-Latif indicates he converted to Islam about nine years ago.
In the online profile, which corresponds to his name, height (5 feet 6 inches), age and race, Abdul-Latif said he was looking for a second wife, age 16 to 30, who "wouldn't mind sharing me with my current wife
A romantic at heart, Abdul was. To his credit he wasn't willing to go lower than 16. Clearly he wasn't a proper Wahhabi.
And the other fellow was also possessed of a romantic streak and a proper Muslim approach toward women.
Mujahidh's estranged wife has alleged that he was capable of violence. In an interview Thursday, she said she has been separated from him since 2007 and she was in the process of divorce.
The Seattle Times is not using her name because she has identified herself in court papers as the victim of domestic violence attributed to Mujahidh, who at that time went by the name Frederick Anthony Domingue, Jr.
She said the couple married in 2007 after they met in Riverside, Calif., and she lives in the Seattle area. In July 2007, she filed a petition in King County Superior Court seeking a protection order against Mujahidh.
The petition alleged Mujahidh had "kicked down my apartment door and destroyed everything that was in the apartment."
She wrote that he twice threatened to kill her. "He also goes into these rages where he screams and yells at me ... ," she wrote.
Yes we know about those rages. They're why we keep appeasing terrorists.
Both men are converts. Both had violent tendencies. Both joined a religion which teaches that you can get to paradise and have your sins forgiven... if you murder non-Muslims.
Did that have an impact? Read for yourself...
"This is my way of getting rid of sins, man... I got so many of 'em," Mujahidh allegedly said in the secret FBI tapes.
There we go. Ex-cons, unstable, violent-- instant soldiers for Allah.
Will this lead to a conversation on prison radicalization? Don't count on it. Will this affirm Peter King's hearings and lead to apologies from the coalition and media that waged war on it? Again don't count on it.
This is America. This is also Australia. Canada and Europe and everywhere else.
The man sat his daughter, who was not yet three, on his knee to watch videos of executions and suicide bombings, slapping her if she became distressed, his former wife testified.
A federal magistrate accepted the man taught the little girl to "chant enthusiastically and joyously over the death and mutilation of other human beings".
He pronounced the duas, seeking that he and his wife be rewarded with great honour by the children dying before puberty and and going forward in the cause of Islam.
Pakistan? Lebanon? No, Australia. But there's not much difference anymore. How long before this...
Lebanon's highest Sunni Muslim authority on Friday rejected a bill aimed at protecting women against domestic violence and marital rape, saying it would lead to the demise "of the family as in the West."
...comes to Australia?
Not to mention this....Egypt: Christian Girls Kidnapped and ‘Sold’
Two teenage Coptic girls, cousins, were recently kidnapped and then “sold” in Minya, Egypt
Christine’s father, who has been harrying the police since the minute he discovered the girls were kidnapped—to little avail—says he and his family “have been in a living hell since Christine’s abduction.” Nancy’s father laments that “My daughter has not even outgrown childhood; she is only 14 years old, the youngest in the family, our baby….Since her disappearance my household has been living in continuous depression, misery, and weeping.”
Actually it's already here. Remember the case of Jessie Bender?
When American mother Melissa Bender married Pakistani Mohammad Khan, she brought three children from a previous marriage into the relationship. Today the children are in protective custody after police discovered that her 13 year old daughter, Jessie Bender wasn't taken away by a predator, but that the predator had been right in her own house.
Mohammad Khan was planning to take Melissa and Jessie to Pakistan, where the 13 year old girl feared she would be forced into an arranged marriage. Instead she bravely went on the run and the police department appears to be doing the right thing. For now.
Had Mohammad Khan taken her to Pakistan and married her off, it would have been almost impossible for the child to escape again. Particularly from a rural area. She would have been repeatedly raped by her "husband", beaten by her in-laws and turned into a slave. And Khan would have likely profited from the exchange. Khan didn't just marry a middle aged woman, he married a woman with at least one girl at home. And in Pakistan that translates into a salable commodity.
AMERICA'S MOST ETHICAL JUDGE/CONGRESSTHING IN TROUBLE AGAIN
Alcee Hastings is in trouble again. This time for sexual harassment.
A former aide, Winsome Packer, filed a lawsuit in March accusing Hastings of making unwanted sexual advances and firing her when she refused them.
Let's briefly recap Hastings' history.
Carter appointed Hastings as a federal judge, where he was charged with accepting a 150,000 bribe and impeached.
After that Hastings went to congress and is a fixture there, and by fixture I mean he hardly attends votes but is always up for ethics violations.
Could a guy like this be guilty of anything?
Hastings put his girlfriend, a disgraced former lawyer who was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for “multiple offenses,” on the public payroll as his “office liaison and staff assistant.” According to the Sentinel, Alcee Hastings owed her “more than $500,000 in legal fees for representing him during his 1983 bribery trial and his 1989 impeachment hearings before Congress.”
Nah. And it doesn't matter. You don't think he's going to get the Weiner treatment do you?
Hastings was paying the woman in question, Winsome Packer, around 80 grand a year, it seems as if he thought that he was buying more with public money than just a staffer.
AND NOW THE ROUNDUP
In another win for Egyptian democracy, Obama is less popular there than Osama.
Is unemployment getting you down? Move to Iran and become a Mullah...
But these high priests of Iran are not exactly living up to their brand. The mullah Mafia has a great scam going. They promise the ignorant Islamic devotees the phony ‘paradise’ of afterlife while they themselves enjoy their paradise of women, wealth and wine on this earth. They are unraveled in duplicity and heartlessness. So in nearly perfect emulation of Muhammad and his leadership 1400 years ago, the pious Mullahs go about plotting earthly destruction as they enrich themselves and enjoy earthly pleasures on the backs of their people. Great work!...if you can get it.
Don't say no right away. At least mull it over.
Israeli leftists prove to be just as patriotic as their American and European counterparts
And we mustn't do that.
CAIR goes down. Is Media Matters next?
Meet the man in charge of America's security. On second thought, don't.
Finally for those in the Georgia area, Americans United for Israel will be holding a rally. Learn more at their Facebook page.
From NY to Jerusalem , Daniel Greenfield Covers the Stories Behind the News. Daniel Greenfield is a blogger, author and columnists covering international affairs, the rising threat of terrorism and the growing problems of socialism. His daily blog can be viewed at Sultan Knish.