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YouTube & Muslims Against Crusades – another match made in hell

A friend alerted me to a fantastic article that continues to connect the violent jihadi movement to YouTube.  (H/T Andrea.)  The article is very thorough, and details how the terrorists use YouTube to spread their cult of violence and what types of groups are using it.  This nugget, to me, was extremely interesting…

From MEMRI via Tolerant No More ~ Counter Jihad Knights:

 

November 2011: MAC Banned In U.K., MAC Website and Twitter Accounts Are Shut Down – But MAC YouTube Channels Continues

On November 9, 2011, the U.K. Home Office banned MAC; membership, holding meetings, or wearing clothing or “articles” to show support for the organization are now criminal offenses punishable by up to 10 years in jail. The official announcement of the ban, on the Home Office website, read: “Terror organisation proscribed: The Home Secretary Theresa May today laid an Order proscribing Muslims Against Crusades effective from midnight tonight. She said: ‘I have today laid an Order which will proscribe Muslims Against Crusades from midnight tonight. This means being a member of or supporting the organisation will be a criminal offence. I am satisfied Muslims Against Crusades is simply another name for an organisation already proscribed under a number of names including Al Ghurabaa, The Saved Sect, Al Muhajiroun and Islam4UK. The organisation was proscribed in 2006 for glorifying terrorism and we are clear it should not be able to continue these activities by simply changing its name. ”

Following this official announcement, the MAC’s website and Twitter account were shut down. However, the MAC YouTube page (youtube.com/user/MACrusaders) as well as the YouTube page of its leader Anjem Choudary (youtube.com/user/anjemchoudary) remain active.(emphasis mine)

Now how is it that Twitter can act so quickly to shut down the terrorists, but Google/YouTube just pussyfoots around the subject? Maybe Twitter needs to teach the folks over at Google/YouTube a thing or two.

I’m also curious as to where MAC’s website was hosted.  Surely not Blogger or it would most likely still be around as well.  According to the Jawa Report, it was hosted in Canada – we may all Stable Hand & the Jawa Report readers to thank for the fact that MAC’s site is no longer there rather than the U.K.’s Home Office.  But who’s keeping score?

Infiltrate this!

The morons over at  Shura al Mujahideen fee Junubu Afarika (South Africa) are all a-twitter over their “brother” Jose’s arrest on terrorism charges and the implications it might — and should — have for muslims “speaking the truth” on social networking forums.  Of course the well-documented transgressions committed by poor ol’ Jose are all false.   *insert ginormous eye roll here.*  Of COURSE they are always innocent!  LOL!

As a result they are looking to “infiltrate” and “keep an eye on” anyone who is countering their BS – specifically mentioning Internet Hagannah and Operation YouTube Smackdown.

When they gather information on the supporters of the mujahideen, be it about their youtube channels and friends, blogger profiles and blogs or their facebook accounts, they share it among themselves by posting it on their forum (forum.internet-haganah.com). If any brother or sister is to come across this, make sure that you inform those who are being spied on so they may delete their accounts and start up new ones or at least so they may be more cautious.

Oh nooooooes!  They are gonna watch us!  Run for the hills!  Hey boneheads – if we didn’t want you to see it, you wouldn’t know it was there — just sayin’!

Funny that they are all worried about the implications of the arrest.  Probably because they are guilty of promoting terrorism at their site as well.  And who do you think helps them out?  Yep!  You got it!  Google/YouTube.  Their blog is on Blogger — the free Google blogsite.

And their videos, linked and embedded at their Blogger site are hosted, of course, at YouTube.  Here’s a connect-the-dots series of screen caps so you can see for yourself.  Clicking this link on their sidebar:

Will take you here:

Not surprisingly, it’s a video hosted at none other that YouTube.

And yes – you can see on the statistics for the video that it was unloaded on 11/26/11 and embedded on 11/28/11.

You can also see the search topics by which people using YouTube found the video — which means that presumably YouTube/Google should be able to use their own search filters to find it as well.  And if they were truly serious about removing terrorist videos from YouTube, they would.  The hypocrisy is stunning! Google really needs to change their slogan.

Murder in Palestine

On Saturday, the news came that a cowardly terrorist broke into the home of Rabbi Vogel and family in the Itamar settlement on the West Banke in the middle of the night and murdered the Rabbi, his wife and three of their children.  One of the children was only three months old.  Horrific. Odd that the stories seem to omit that the deceased is a Rabbi, as in this ABC story:

Settler family killed in West Bank: Israel

Posted March 12, 2011 13:04:00

A Palestinian infiltrator killed five Israelis in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank early on Saturday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

Israeli media said the attacker broke into a house in the settlement of Itamar overnight and stabbed to death a couple and three children, including a baby, from the same family.

“Five civilians were killed in this terrorist attack,” the spokeswoman said.

She said troops were searching for the attacker in the area around Itamar, which is near the Palestinian city of Nablus.

She gave no further details.

Reuters

The stories also tend to stress that this is “unusual” in a period of “relative quiet,” or as the Atlanta Journal and Constipation called it, “a lengthy lull.”  The AJC mentioned that

Israel has long contended that Palestinian textbooks and official media are full of hatred toward the Jewish state, and that killers of Israelis are often glorified

but stopped short of telling the rest of the story

The brutal attack comes only days after a West Bank Palestinian youth center announced a soccer tournament named after Wafa Idris, the first female Palestinian suicide bomber, who killed an 81-year-old man and injured over 100 other Israelis.

The glorification of this suicide bomber, though, was virtually ignored by Western media outlets, many of whom did find time to report, in great detail, on the first home game by the Palestinian national soccer team.

The latter event makes for an interesting human interest story. The former helps explain why peace has been so elusive in the Middle East. It’s likely that the terrorist who wiped out the family knew of the soccer tournament named after Wafa Idris. And if not he — or she — certainly knew that scores of other suicide bombers have been lauded as heroes by the Palestinian government and media. The killer undoubtedly internalized the message, reinforced time and time again, that it’s noble and heroic to kill Jews. The same goes for the person who planned the attack, and the one who transported the killer, and any other enablers.

The media is also, by choice of headline, intimating that the Israeli government is building 400 (or 500) new homes for Jews in the area as a response to the attack.

From Reuters:  Israel to Build Settler Homes After Palestinian Attack

Israel said on Sunday it would build several hundred homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank, a day after a Palestinian attack killed an Israeli couple and three of their children in a settlement.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a special session of a ministerial committee on settlement to approve the step after pledging publicly the stabbings on Saturday would not deter Israel from building more homes for Jews in the West Bank.

From the Ottowa Citizen: Israel to build settler homes after deadly attack

The AJC‘s story starts with:

Israel responded defiantly Sunday to a bloody Palestinian assault against West Bank settlers by approving construction of new settlement housing, retaliating for the stabbing deaths of a father, mother and three small children with a measure that infuriated Palestinians and, together with the attack, threw already shaky peace efforts into a new tailspin.

The announcement came after the killings, true.  But no doubt the plans were in place before the terrorist went nuts.

Rabbi Avichai Ronski, spokesman for the settlement which, is home to 800 Jews, was defiant after the attack.

“Our response to this crime is not to seek revenge but to carry on with construction” of more Jewish homes.

Whatever the imagined reasons, the truth of the matter is that a whackjob Islamic terrorist broke into the home of a Jewish Rabbi and murdered him, his wife, and three of his children including a 3 month old baby and a toddler.  There are no amount of constructions projects that legitimize murder.  None.  And to play with semantics here in the west and offer up excuses will serve only to lend tacit approval to what happened.

The Vogel Family: most of whom were slaughtered in their beds by a so-called 'Mujahid'. Seems more like a gutless excuse for a man to us, though. Image courtesy of undhimmi.com

 

May God rest their souls.

 

 

 

What the protesters are really telling us about Islamic radicalization

If you listen very closely, you will hear the muslim protestors telling us that, in fact, their religion is NOT a religion of peace, but of violence.  No – not in so many words, but it is the logical conclusion we can draw from images like these:

Let’s enjoy a little story, shall we?

I am a Baptist.  I go to church with lots of other Baptists.  We sing songs, read the Bible, pray – that sort of thing.  Not really shocking things for Baptists to admit to doing.  Along comes this radical, disgusting bunch of inbred pigs led by Fred Phelps known as the Westboro Baptist Church.  They are NOTHING like me.  Their belief system is centered on hating their fellow man – mine is on loving those around me.  They spit on our soldiers and step on our flag – my church proudly holds a special patriot service every year for July 4th and we recognize and honor the veterans in our midst.  They scream about how “God hates fags!” while my church teaches us to love homosexuals even as we recognize that their lifestyle is not consistent with the teachings of Christ.  So different from me, but they are called by that same name – Baptist!   Now let’s say that the Methodists and the Catholics and the Lutherans in Congress get together and decide they need to have a congressional hearing looking into the reasons that this particular group of Baptists has gotten so far off the reservation as to protest at soldiers funerals and harass the family members of the fallen warriors.  What do you think my response would be?  Would I wring my hands and get upset because the other religions are picking on Baptists?  Would I organize a protest and carry signs that say “BaptistAmerican” or “Don’t persecute Baptists?”  No – I wouldn’t.  I would WELCOME the investigations.  The reason for my welcoming of the investigation is this:  these people are nothing like me, and I would want to make sure that there’s nothing that my particular church could be doing that would cause people to end up with that twisted idea of right and wrong.

Now – let’s rewrite that story to a different narrative, shall we?

I am a Muslim.  I go to church with lots of other Muslims.  We sing songs, read the Koran, pray – that sort of thing.  Not really shocking things for Muslims to admit to doing.  Along comes this radical, disgusting bunch of inbred pigs led by Anwar Al Awlaki and others known as radical islamists.  They are NOTHING like me.  Their belief system is centered on hating their fellow man – mine is on loving those around me.  They “worship” by killing people – my church proudly helps the downfallen.  They scream obscenities about Jews while my church teaches us to love Jews even as we recognize that their lifestyle is not consistent with the teachings of Mohammed.  So different from me, but they are called by that same name – Muslim!   Now let’s say that the Republicans and Democrats in Congress get together and decide they need to have a congressional hearing looking into the reasons that this particular group of Muslims has gotten so far off the reservation as to call for and cause the deaths of many  Americans.  What do you think my response would be?

You already know the answer.  The Muslims who are supposedly peaceful are marching in protest of the hearings on the element of radicalization within the Islamic community.  The hearings are NOT about peaceful muslims.  The hearings are about RADICALS.  It seems to me that the protesters are identifying themselves with the radicals – which begs the question…  are they?  And why is the MSM ignoring the obvious?

H/T to Joe Pags who got me thinking this morning.

YouTube: The Bart Simpson of Radicalization

So I got a hit today on a Google Alert I have up that went to the New York Times.  Holding my breath, because I didn’t harbor much hope that the piece would be balanced, I clicked the link and was transported to their site and an article titled “Radical Cleric Still Speaks on YouTube.”  As Andrea would say “NO SH!T SHERLOCK!!”  Ok, I’ll give them a couple points for trying, but seriously – President Obama has given the nod to taking Awlaki out whenever or wherever possible, but we can’t get him off YouTube – why? exactly?  Because we want to protect his free speech rights?  As Rusty said “I can drop a bomb on Osama bin Laden, I just can’t take away his microphone?”  Hello people!  The dude is a certified terrorist and gave up his rights to free speech when he chose to join the minions attempting to implement sharia law.

From the NY Times:

…members of Congress last year appealed to YouTube to remove calls for violence by Mr. Awlaki, the militant American-born cleric now hiding in Yemen, and in an announcement reported around the world last November, YouTube agreed.

End of story?

Not at all. A quick search of YouTube today for “Anwar al-Awlaki” finds hundreds of his videos, most of them scriptural commentary or clerical advice, but dozens that include calls for jihad or attacks on the United States.

I can just hear Andrea jumping up and down and screaming.  She (along with undhimmi, the Jawa Report and others) has been documenting the games played by YouTube with the video numbers ad nauseum. ARGH!

The article goes on to cite quotes from YouTube about just how much video is uploaded and how impossible it is for them to police and the old standby “we rely on our community” blah blah blah to police the site.  But here’s the rub:

The system has prevented YouTube from succumbing to the otherwise inevitable flood of pornography, which is directed to reviewers by software that scans uploaded videos for flesh tones. Computers also give priority to the review of videos with a high “flag-to-view ratio,” suggesting that many viewers are upset about it. Software bumps to a low priority videos that have previously been reviewed, as well as those flagged by users who have a record of, say, objecting to every Justin Bieber video.

So if I, as a user of YouTube’s services, object to every Awlaki video, or every video that features a coalition soldier being blown to smithereens, my flags are given a low priority by their software?  How is that relying on their community?  More like ignoring the segment of the community that actually takes the time to flag videos.

Additionally, this sounds like some pretty sophisticated software.  Something that, I don’t know, intelligent should easily be written to, say, remove every video that has Awlaki associated with it.  Hmmm…. interesting thought.

The variety and volume of Mr. Awlaki’s YouTube material makes it more difficult than might be supposed to decide its fate. Should his sermon on what makes a good marriage come down? His account of the final moments of the Prophet Muhammad? His counsel on the proper diet for a good Muslim?

Such material does not violate any YouTube standard.

What about the executive order that is supposed to prevent US interests from aiding and abetting terrorists in any way whatsoever, including by offering them services for free?  Oh wait – I don’t suppose that’s the standard they’d like to discuss.

It may be that the crowdsourcing that drives YouTube, its reliance on the masses, becomes the ultimate answer to violent messages on the site, more than company censors. Anti-jihad activists with names like the YouTube Smackdown Corps patrol the site constantly, flagging what they consider to be offensive material.

At a site called Jihadi Smackdown of the Day (“Countering the cyber-jihad one video at a time”), the links for past YouTube videos of Mr. Awlaki now usually lead to a standard message: “This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy.”

But if the people who flag more often are given a lower priority, just how will that work?  I think we’ve just been given a clue to what’s going on behind the wizard’s curtain, and, as I suspected, it’s about like confronting a couple of 7 year old Bart Simpsons over a broken lamp.

And while everyone’s pointing at everyone else, the environment remains ripe for the radicalization of yet another once-A-student-in-high-school-turned-Al-Shabab-wannabe.  At what point is enough enough?

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.

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.

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