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Mohammed's shopping/to-do list:
- Petrol for the lawn mower
- Propane for the grill
- Nails to fix the roof
- Replace piston rings so the Mercedes will stop burning oil
See if you can figure out how many people were killed in the red-on-red engagement described here. About the only thing we can be sure of is that Fatah scored five own-goals. So was the total tally 5, 7, 11, or 13?
Hamas Militants Kill 6 Fatah Bodyguards
(AP) Hamas gunmen killed five of their own combatants in an ambush Wednesday on a Fatah vehicle that had been carrying Hamas detainees, Fatah officials said.
Also killed were two members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force that had been guarding the detained Hamas members, the officials said.
Remember, these guys want their own state. But who's counting?
OK, I know we bagged Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah last week and I'm just now getting to this, but I have to play the Name Game:
Mullah Mullah Dadullah, banana-fana Fofalluh, me-my-moallah DEADullah!
It's hard to tell whether no attacks on U.S. soil since 9/11 is a sign that our security services are doing a bang-up job or a sign that AQ et. al don't have anybody in country capable of doing anything. Regardless of what's going on inside the 'black box,' so to speak, the outside-the-box observable outcome is the same: no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.
So whether or not you believe that this guy is planning to pop a nuke or dirty bomb on the first day of Ramadan (September 24)*, the FBI is REALLY interested in him, so I'm going to jump in with Ace and Rusty and Allah and Dan and Gateway Pundit and put his picture up for my dozen readers to see (yes, I think I actually have a dozen readers now!):
Adnan G. El Shukrijumah
According to the FBI page, he's 5'3" - 5"6, 132 pounds, with an average build. Also:
El Shukrijumah occasionally wears a beard. He has a pronounced nose and is asthmatic. El Shukrijumah speaks English and carries a Guyanese passport, but may attempt to enter the United States with a Saudi, Canadian, or Trinidadian passport.
As Ace puts it:
I read Freakonomics (finally) on the bus ride back, and if there's one big take-away from the book, it's the power of asymetical information to be used corruptly, and the dissemination of information via the Internet to destroy the asymetrical advantage and reduce corruption or criminality.
This guy has a big asymetrical informational advantage-- not many people know what he looks like. Let's change that.
Why do I suddenly feel like I've stepped on the set of America's Most Wanted?
(*) I was explaining this to a friend, and he asked what Ramadan was. I gave him the quick, dirty, misleading, and probably offensive analogy that it was kind of like a Muslim Lent. Except that I'm not looking to kill anybody until at least halfway through, when whatever I gave up starts to itch at me, and when I say "I'd kill somebody for a Mountain Dew right now," this isn't what I meant.
OK, so maybe yesterday wasn't the apocalypse like I was worried about.
Although some Romanian oil platform workers may disagree with me:
A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire from an Iranian warship and was later occupied by Iranian troops, a company spokesman said.
The Iranians first fired into the air and then fired at the Orizont rig, said GSP spokesman Radu Petrescu. Half an hour later, troops from the ship boarded and occupied the rig and the company lost contact with the 26 crew members shortly afterward.
The first thing that came to mind about the 'flying while brown' passenger revolt last weekend:
Passengers noticed that, despite the heat, the pair were wearing leather jackets and thick jumpers and were regularly checking their watches.If you're wearing a heavy sweatshirt and leather jacket on a flight out of the Costa del Sol in August, you're either trying to hide something under your coat or fixin' for a rumble. And in neither case do I want you on my plane, no matter what color you are.
Just sittin' here in the bunker with my fingers crossed, hoping Ahmadinnerjacket doesn't have anything apocalyptic planned for today...
Fundamentalist Islamic society has a completely different operating definition of 'freedom' than Western society does, and I think it can be summed up as 'freedom from' as opposed to 'freedom to.' I came to this conclusion after hearing the umpteenth Muslim woman say that wearing the veil/hijab/burkha was liberating because it gave them the ability to go out in public without unwanted male attention. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that Islam frees its practitioners from having to make a lot of decisions in general, given the large number of specifically prescribed/forbidden actions in the Koran and ahadith.
In fact, their interpretation of 'freedom' is so different from mine that it bothers me they use the same word. I think I'll go riot and demand some beheadings.
If you follow the fight against Islamofascism at all, you've undoubtedly heard of the case of Abdul Rahman, currently facing what could be the death penalty in Afghanistan for the 'crime' of converting from Islam to Christianity. Well, it just now occurred to me - if you try to leave Scientology, all they try to kill is your reputation (usually)!