Now a homicide bomber has killed NINE people at a NATO base in Afghanistan. NINE people. According to this report, none were US personnel:
A Taliban suicide car bomber targeting a NATO base at Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan killed nine people on Monday, following days of deadly anti-U.S. protests over the burning of the Koran.
Six civilians, an Afghan soldier and two local guards were killed, police said, but there were no reports of NATO casualties, according to a spokesman for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force.
Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it was in revenge for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base, taking the toll in six days of violent protests across the country to around 40 people.
“The foreign forces have insulted our religion and this attack was revenge,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Because KILLING people is not an “insult” to the religion?? I am pretty sure that Islam is based on both Judaism and Christianity. Murder is most definitely an affront to both those religions.
Now, Secretary Clinton is saying that the violence in Afghanistan must stop. Well, yes, I agree. It must. But when you have our people leaders, including our president, falling all over themselves to apologize for a few Korans being burned when our soldiers are being killed, as well as Afghans, I’d say that’s a bit of a mixed message, wouldn’t you?
Meanwhile, here at home, Minister Louis Farrakhan is stoking up the ire of the faithful by making a claim that someone somewhere might want to do harm to President Obama out of “racial hatred.” Not only is that kind of fear mongering WAY out of line, but is also a clear indication of the very low depths to which Obama and his minions will stoop. And what is his basis for such a scurrilous claim? No clue. No doubt, he thinks this was revealed to him or something. But it is incendiary speech, at the very least, and an attempt to incite by this religious leader, based on nothing more than his own imagination (h/t Helenk).
And speaking of here at home, recently, hc123 alerted us to a case in PA that was just shocking on so many levels. The essence of it was a man was assaulted by a Muslim for wearing a Zombie Muhammad costume at Halloween. The judge, also a Muslim, threw the case out. This is what Judge Martin said to the victim:
[snip] Last week Judge Mark Martin sided with Perce’s attacker, saying in open court that Perce would be put to death in Muslim societies for showing disrespect to Muhammad. The judge dismissed the charges against Elbayomy.
“You’re way outside your boundaries of First Amendment rights,” the judge said during the trial. [snip]
What the hell?? This is NOT a Muslim country, and judges on the bench sure as hell should not be ruling as if it is.
But it gets worse for the victim, Ernest Perce:
[snip]Perce says he has received 471 threats against his life in the short time since his attacker was acquitted.
“People have said that they would kill me, rip my eyes out, run me over, shoot me and then laugh at me, since I have blasphemed Muhammad,” he told TheDC. “They say I will be found out and hung in front of my family.”
Judge Martin also refused to allow a video taken the night of the attack to be entered as evidence.
In fact, Martin told Perce during the proceedings that “I’m a Muslim” and “I find it offensive.”
Perce says Martin held a copy of the Quran while admonishing him for disrespecting Muhammad with his costume. (Judge Martin has since denied being a Muslim.)[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Good grief. This is the United States of America. We have very clear laws about assault and battery. We do not look at what other countries who operate under a religious set of laws would do. This kind of thinking has no place on a judicial bench. Judge Martin should be removed immediately.
Finally, as noted yesterday, two US Military officers were assassinated by a Taliban operative. It turns out the DOD had done a story about one of them, Air Force Major J.D. Loftis (again, h/t Helenk). He was a remarkable man, like so many of our military personnel, and was well liked by everyone, including Afghans:
[snip] While on foot patrol, Maj. Loftis is bombarded by swarms of Afghan children. Laughing and smiling, they follow him for blocks. He’s made friends with every Afghan on base. Whether they’re a guard or a local contractor, they’re all on a first name basis with him.
To say the least, Maj. Loftis is quite popular with the locals.
So how has the Air Force public information officer three months into his deployment connected so well, so quickly with the average Afghan? To find out, just ask any of the locals he’s befriended. But don’t expect to understand them — the majority does not speak English.
Maj. Loftis has gained so much public praise because he’s fluent in Pashto — Southern Afghanistan’s most common language.
And Maj. Lostis’ Arabic name (Esan)? It means “The Quality of Being Generous.”[snip] (Click here to read the rest of the story about this outstanding man.)
That is the kind of man who was executed this past weekend by the Taliban.
Enough already. More than enough. Time to take a real stand against this lunacy. At least that’s what I think. What about you?