Archive for February, 2011

Extradition approved: Judge disregards Julian Assange lawyer’s whining

First Julian Assange’s lawyer was whining that some information about his client was leaked to the media and that he didn’t want his client suffering a “trial by media.”  (Quite rich, for a man who made his millions by leaking secret documents to the world, eh?)

And now this…. When fighting extradition, Assange’s lawyer first tried the tack of saying that what his client did in Sweden would not be considered rape in Britain and then claimed that extraditing Assange to Sweden would be violating his Human Rights, because once in Sweden, he may further be extradited to the United States to face charges for leaking diplomatic secrets which could possibly result in the death penalty.

But the judge – a wise man – would hear none of that according to this story at the DailyMail

Announcing his decision, District Judge Howard Riddle said extraditing Assange to Sweden would not breach his human rights.

He also disagreed with defence lawyers’ claims that what Assange is accused of doing would not actually amount to rape in this country.

And he dismissed the argument that the whistleblower would not receive a fair trial, despite a certain amount of negative publicity surrounding the case.

So it will probably go to appeal in the next seven days or so.  Of course Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, is parlaying this into a charge that Europe needs a unified system of justice.  These libs and their lack of respect for the right of a country to make and enforce it’s own laws is astounding!

And ok – on a personal note – who lets a man out of the house dressed like this?

Seriously dude!  Somebody get that man a gift certificate to the Image Coach, stat!!

Katie Couric buys her daughter an Islamic Prayer Alarm Clock

Argh!  So many things wrong with this I don’t even know where to start.  The idiocy of the politically correct leftists just blows my mind!

I wonder if the alarm clock makes a special noise – like that howling-of-a-wounded-dog sound that serves as a call for prayer in muslim countries – or if it’s just a standard alarm sound.  I wonder if Katie would still appreciate it if sharia were implemented and she had to wear a burqa 24/7, couldn’t hold her lofty news anchor job as a woman, and men could beat her at will just because she’s female, or rape her and then stone her for being raped.  Wow – lots to “appreciate” there.  What an idiot.

YouTube Jihadi Mohammed Gul Gets 5 years in Her Majesty’s Prison

He’s young – I’m sure the old boys who’ve been in a while will love having him around.

From Undhimmi.com:

A ‘YouTube terrorist’ who put Islamic extremist videos online is jailed for five years.

Videos included images of Osama bin Laden, bodies of children and a coalition Jeep being blown up
Police say conviction is one of the first for spreading terrorist publications via the internet

A law student dubbed the ‘YouTube terrorist’ who posted Islamic propaganda on the internet after becoming radicalised was jailed for five years today.

Mohammed Gul was ‘pouring petrol on the fire’ and his actions could have spurred others to commit acts of terror, the Old Bailey heard.

Gul, 23, of  Hornchurch, Essex, who has since graduated, was found guilty of five counts of disseminating terrorist publications following a retrial at the Old Bailey.

Word to the wise:  you think that just because you post inflammatory stuff on the internet and don’t actually, you know, kill anyone yourself that you’ll get off Scot free?  The wheels of justice grind VERY slowly it seems – especially to those of us who are taking notice and documenting what you do.  But it looks like the law enforcement agencies are seriously paying attention finally!

So who’s next?  Smackdown Crew has dozens of potential candidates.  And we’re considering every one of them.  If you’ve been engaging in similar activity, maybe you should quit while you’re ahead.

Zackie Boy gets 25 years

From The Washington Post:  (Emphasis mine)

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a 21-year-old Northern Virginia man to 25 years in prison for trying to join an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia and making threats to the creators of TV’s “South Park” show over their depiction of the prophet Muhammad.

Zachary Adam Chesser of Oakton pleaded guilty in October to charges of providing material support to terrorists, communicating threats and soliciting crimes of violence in his case, which is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The government had asked for the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. As part of his plea, Chesser agreed to request no less than 20 years.

During an hourlong hearing, Chesser – who wore a beard and a green prison jumpsuit – told Alexandria U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady he was remorseful. “Your honor, I accept full responsibility,” he said.

But O’Grady called Chesser an “extraordinarily energized traitor to your country.” (Darn straight.)

The defense had asked for some leniency in sentencing, suggesting that Chesser was a teenager when he committed his offenses. O’Grady, however, told Chesser “it’s amazing how quickly you became a danger. If anyone had been harmed, we’d be talking about a life sentence.”  (He should count his blessing that he wasn’t convicted of treason.)

The sentencing bookends the tale of a suburban Washington man friends described as “freakishly intelligent” and who became known to the FBI as a prolific Internet propagandist for al-Qaeda.

He was arrested in July, days after he and his wife drove with their infant son to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. He was stopped there after he tried to board a flight to Uganda before heading to Somalia, where he planned to join al-Shabaab, an Islamic terrorist group trying to oust Somalia’s government.

Chesser also admitted to making threats from April to July over the Internet to “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, saying they would “wind up like Theo Van Gogh.” The reference was to a Dutch filmmaker gunned down in 2004 after he attacked the treatment of women in Islamic society.

Chesser said his targets included a Florida man known as “JG,” a teenager in Mississippi and a young man from Texas who participated in an “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” group on Facebook.

Chesser also confessed to posting a link to 200 books on jihad and warfare, and to encouraging “fake operations” – such as placing bags that appear to be suspicious packages in public places – to desensitize federal agents to actual attacks.

How Chesser changed is something he and his family still seem to be grappling with, according to court filings. His father, stepmother and Chesser wrote letters to the judge in an attempt to influence his sentencing and explain his change in behavior.

As a kid, Chesser drifted from “one obsession to another,” according to court papers. At one time he was a vocal antiwar pacifist who grew his hair long and listened to heavy metal music. His interests varied, as he later studied Japanese and Buddhism. He joined a largely ethnic Korean breakdancing team.

In a Feb. 11 letter to the court, Chesser’s father, David, an economist and contractor for the U.S. Transportation Department, described him as an “intellectual, athletic and artistic” person who was “impulsive, impractical, naive and obstinately single-minded.” (Ok, it sounds to me like he was making a case against his son, not for him.  People with no self control who are out of touch with reality are not the type of people we can trust.)

At Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Chesser joined the freshman basketball and football teams and was involved in crew. In his spare time, his stepmother said he liked to play Xbox games and watch TV, including “South Park.”

In 2008, Chesser became a Muslim and, as a student at George Mason University, isolated himself from anyone who wasn’t Muslim at the college. He spent hours each day studying Islam, according to court papers. Chesser grew a beard, donned a traditional robe and later married the daughter of a Ugandan diplomat who had been raised as a Roman Catholic but converted to Islam three days after he met her through a local mosque. In November 2009, the couple had a son.  (Well that answers some of my questions.  I really feel for her parents.)

From his small apartment in Northern Virginia, Chesser – who became known online as “Abu Talhah” – spent hours on the computer, posting on radical Islamic Web sites, forums and blogs. He wrote about “Destroying the West” with a list of ideas that included filling tanker trucks with Ricin.

His blog, titled “themujahidblog.com,” was “dedicated to those who give their blood for [Islam] and “primarily devoted to spreading knowledge regarding Jihad and the Mujahideen,” according to court documents.

In a Dec. 10 letter to the court in which he takes responsibility for the allegations, Chesser describes himself as someone who felt like he had to “do everything to the fullest extent, whether it was how I dressed, who I spoke to, or how I prayed.” He goes on to say that after “about three months of being a practicing Muslim,” he was given a copy of lectures by the U.S.-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi.  (So that excuses him, how exactly?)

The cleric has been linked to last year’s massacre at Fort Hood and an attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day. Chesser said in his letter to the court that the “element of radicalism” in the papers “served as a gateway for me to other more extreme beliefs.” According to the FBI, Chesser exchanged e-mails with Aulaqi.

But Chesser said he’s since had a change of heart. In the Dec. 10 letter, he wrote that the jihad ideology he was drawn into “was contrary to everything I had grown up thinking and believing.” He noted that he was for a while, “both a practicing Muslim and a vegetarian.”  (Convenient to have a change of heard AFTER he was busted.  Just sayin’.)

He reconciled his beliefs, he wrote, “by convincing myself that if I went to fight jihad, I would be saving more lives even if it meant that others died. I understand now how preposterous that sounds, and I completely reject the idea that killing can be justified in the name of Islam or any religion.”

He said he was “ashamed and bewildered” by the allegations and described his 18 months of following a radical version of Islam as “a missing puzzle piece in my life.”

“I know that I will spend many years trying to understand why I followed the path that has led me here,” he wrote. “I only hope that through my actions now and in the future I can make up for what I have done.”

Seriously, I hope his change of heart is sincere.  Only time will answer that question.

MSM hit a new low

The MSM outlets are copyrighting videos sent into them by people in Libya and then turning around and hitting up the people who sent them in for copyright infringement!

From Stable Hand at the Jawa Report:

I followed link to this video from twitter feed #libya. Media is screwing those who endangered themselves to take the videos…feckers [redacted some language]

The Main stream Corporate Media are Copyrighting All the Video’s sent to them and forcing us to take down Video’s we FXXKING sent them. Several channels have been shut down for copyright infringement. CAN YOU FXXKING BELIEVE IT!!

 

Gives new meaning to the term “enemedia.”  Completely and utterly appalling.  But not necessarily surprising.

“I Am The Infidel”

LOVE this tune from JoeDanMedia.

Check out all of his tunes!  My personal favorite is this one:

Jawas hacked

Oh there will be hell to pay for this!

What’s there now:

Definitely a hack – they’ll be back as soon as they can get it restored.

And the funny thing is, when someone hacks they leave a ton of info about themselves lying around.  I’m sure Rusty is NOT amused.  I’d be watching my 6 if I were them.  Rusty’s got a lot of friends in a lot of surprising places.

Props to Joe Dan Media for the screenshot of the original hack.

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