Wednesday, October 12, 2005

NOPD Lawyer: Tape Doesn't Tell Whole Tale

Semite1973, viewer of said tape: Bullshit.

Here is my take on the incident, based off of what I saw:

Robert Davis, 64, was horribly beaten by at least four officers. Davis denies being drunk, or resisting arrest. I say, even if he was guilty on both accounts, the amount of force used against him -- a senior citizen, mind you -- was excessive. Just because somebody might resist arrest doesn't give police officers a free pass to go open-season on the offender, especially if the person in question is an old man surrounded by at least four burly cops. Point being, even if he resisted arrest, his resistance did not appear to endanger the cops—so why use so much force?

From what I saw -- and it wasn't clear that Davis was resisting arrest -- the cops slammed him against a wall. Then, a cop began smashing his fist into the back of Davis' head, resulting in Davis’ face smashing into the brick wall. Later, another cop puts Davis into a vicious head-lock while other cops piled on to him, and then they all went tumbling to the concrete. As a former wrestler and martial arts practitioner, I can attest that there are much more efficient and safer ways of subduing a person. If anything, these predators-otherwise-called-cops were bumbling fools who weren't paying attention during training.

More proof the cops were out of control: They roughed up a journalist who was on the scene.

And the most damning evidence of all against these predators-otherwise-called-cops was the footage of Davis laying in a huge pool of his own blood, completely dazed as a piece of something (flesh?) hangs from his mangled face. Then, as he tries to lift his head one of the cops comes by and, using his foot, shove-kicks Davis' shoulder, forcing a dazed and bloodied Davis to roll back onto his stomach. What was the point of that? That last callous act proves the cops were totally out of line.

Final thoughts:

Those cops were predators. I realize most cops are good, honest people. But those guys were thugs with badges. What's most chilling is to think that they are supposed to be protecting and serving the public, not terrorizing it. And not to be cynical, but it must be noted that the cops appeared to be white and Davis was black.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Feminism, Palestinian style

TULKAREM, West Bank - Hamas' first female bomb maker is a 22-year-old university graduate who was recruited in Gaza and sent to the West Bank to teach others to assemble explosives, Israeli security officials say, noting a sharp rise in the use of women by militant groups in the past two years.

Will still blog...

... But I think the pace will slow down because the semester is starting to heat up. So, if the pace of blog postings slows down, that is why.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Insane rant

MEMRI has tranlsated clips from an interview on Hezbullah's al-Manar TV. It has to be read to be believed. Then again, maybe it is cleaver Zionist propaganda desgined to make the Arab nation look like psychos...? Hat tip: LGF

Ahmad Rami: Today, the Westerners harbor great respect for Hizbullah in their souls.
Host: In public opinion?

Ahmad Rami: Yes, in public opinion. They respect Hizbullah because it fights the Jihad.
Host: Do you mean in Sweden or Europe in general?

Ahmad Rami: Europe in general. The greatest author of Sweden, Jan Myrdal, said to me: “You Muslims may need our support, but we need your Jihad. Otherwise, whom will we support?” If there is no Jihad and resistance, who will the free people in the West support? There are free people in the West.

The Zionist control of the media imposes a kind of media terrorism and hypocrisy in such a way that many Swedes have a public opinion which they express on radio and TV. If he wants to live a normal life and have work, he must claim to be Israel’s friend and the enemy of Israel’s

enemies. But when you talk to regular Swedes, and even authors, privately, they are all against Israel and against the Zionist occupation. Nevertheless, If Israel finds itself in danger and if we become stronger than it, no Westerner would come to its defense.

The Jews in the West - and this has become a tradition - have 100% complete control of the media, of the political parties, the trade unions, and the publishing houses. They politically control all the parties, from right to left.

Ahmad Rami: Yes. In the West today... For example, I, in Sweden, am fighting for freedom of speech for everybody in Sweden. In Germany I told them that now... I was asked: What is your Jihad? Why are you fighting? I told them: I am fighting so that the Swedes will have the same rights as the Jews in Sweden. I am fighting so that the Swedes will have the same rights as the Jews. The Jews in Sweden, Germany, France, and America have rights that even the citizens of those countries do not have.

As far as I’m concerned, Judaism is not a religion. Judaism is a criminal and dangerous mafia.

Proof that the Jews are not as poweful as Rami believes: If we were, his head would have pumped full of lead a long time ago.


The Arabic term jahaliyya translates roughly as "ignorance" or "era of ignorance." It is a term used to describe all of human history prior to the advent of Islam in about 610 A.D. The result of viewing all pre-Islamic history as being of little consequence has had significant ramifications, as the following article touches upon.

As is well known, in Islam there has been an almost total indifference to the non-Islamic or pre-Islamic world. Many of the artifacts of that world have been destroyed over 1350 years of Muslim conquest and subjugation of Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, Buddhists. In India, the Muslim conquerors destroyed as much of the Buddhist and Hindu heritage as they could, sometimes in order to quarry the stone, sometimes to destroy statuary. The Indian historian K.S. Lal has provided a meticulous list of tens of thousands of identified Hindu temples destroyed by the Muslim invaders, for example. The recent destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas was not an aberration; those Buddhas were virtually the last remnants of the Greco-Buddhist civilization that Afghanistan had once possessed.

The systematic assault by the Palestinian Arabs on all sorts of significant sites, some of them regarded as holy, was on display again in 2002, when the systematic and
complete destruction of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus (that destruction can be seen on-line), took place. This was no aberration. Even El-Haj had to mention the matter in her book (knowing that if she omitted it altogether, reviewers might notice), but she justified it as the uncharacteristic, but understandable reaction of desperate people, brought to the end of their collective tether by the diabolical behavior of the Israelis.

In Egypt, members of the Muslim Brotherhood even muttered about destroying the Pyramids, but cooler heads prevailed. It was not out of Egyptian nationalism, save among the Copts and a small sliver of the Egyptian elite, nor out of any respect for the pre-Islamic past, but rather the fact that too many Egyptians depend for their livelihood on tourist dollars, that managed to prevent attacks. Similarly, the tourist attraction of Petra seems safe, precisely because it is a money-maker, not out of some deep conviction that these Roman-era ruins are otherwise of note.

In Iraq, the old Sunni elites, trained by
Gertrude Bell and others, did acquire a certain taste for preserving the pre-Islamic artifacts, and that seems to be the one exception – and an exception only among a very small sliver of Iraqi society – to the general indifference to any artifacts except those representing the time of Islam, not that of the pre-Islamic Jahiliyya.

For some reason this article failed to mention the ongoing Islamic assault on the Temple Mount, where the Waqf has been systematically destroying and dumping tons of material dug from beneath the al-Aksa Mosque. This rich archaelogical material includes artifacts from the original Jewish temples, as well as the subsequent Roman and Christian structures that were built after 79 A.D. This is an assult not just on Jewish history, but on world history.

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