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Save Nazanin.
Update: Nazanin's case will be reviewed by the [Iranian] Supreme Court this week. If the death sentence is upheld, she may be executed very shortly after. Read more

This website was created to spread information about the 18-year old Iranian girl Nazanin Mahabad Fatehi, who has been sentenced to death by hanging. Nazanin`s "crime" was killing a man who ambushed and tried to rape her. Please take a few moments to read about her case and what you can do to stop the execution and save Nazanin`s life.
The petition is here. There are over 140,000 signatures. There's no harm in signing it, but the real and lasting solution involves a great deal of killing.

What else to do?
If the death sentence is upheld, the execution may be carried out shortly after. This means that we may only have one or two weeks left to save Nazanin. Based on past cases, it is known that if the Iranian government receives official letters from the UN, EU, USA or big and influencial international bodies, they often do not go ahead with the execution. We need the most amount of public outcry this week.
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Sign and spread this petition, started by the Canadian model Nazanin Afshin-Jam.

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Sure beats "Free Mumia."

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Anglosphere

Is the Worm Turning?

First we have the Senate pass a bill that states English is the "national language."

Even over overheated claims by the Democratic leader Reid that it was "racist."

Then we have Howard the Prime Minister of Australia addressing the newly-conservative parliament of Canada saying things like this:
Australian prime minister addresses packed Commons, lauds U.S.

Howard, the first foreign leader to visit Canada since Prime Minister Harper's Conservatives took office, delivering a rousing speech to a joint session of Parliament in which he lavished praise on the United States as a global power, lauded an alternative to the Kyoto protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, and cautioned that nuclear non-proliferation shouldn't be used to hinder Canada and Australia's uranium industries.

"Australia, as you know, is an unapologetic friend and ally of the United States," Howard told a Commons chamber that's heard all-too-frequent criticism of Washington in recent years.

Fresh from a visit to the White House, Howard told a chamber packed with Tory MPs, staffers, lobbyists and party functionaries - but noticeably light on Liberal Opposition MPs - that the U.S. "has been a remarkable power for good in the world.

"And the decency and hope that the power and purpose that the United States represent in the world is something we should deeply appreciate," Howard said to sustained applause.
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Howard, picking up on the theme, told the Commons that "terrorism will not be defeated by nuancing our foreign policy.

"Terrorism will not be defeated by rolling ourselves into a small ball and going into a corner and imagining that somehow or other we will escape notice."


He also cautioned U.S.-bashers.

"For those around the world who would want to see a reduced American role in the affairs of our globe, I have some quiet advice. That is, be careful of what you wish for. Because a retreating America will leave a more vulnerable world."
Then, Canada's new government did this:
The Conservative Defence Minister intervened personally to stop the Royal Military College of Canada from awarding an honorary degree tomorrow to a retired American general who has been highly critical of the Bush administration.

Gordon O'Connor ordered officials at RMC, the Canadian Forces' training academy for officers, not to award a doctorate in defence studies to U.S. General Anthony Zinni.

"Our original plan was to give an honorary degree to Gen. Zinni at this week's convocation ceremonies," John Cowan, the principal of RMC, told the National Post. "That plan has since been revised.... There were concerns in Ottawa about the timing."
Are things looking rosier in the Anglosphere?

In spite of years of determined effort by the disloyal media-entertainment complex?

Mark of the Beast

Yet another sign of the impending Apocalypse.

First, a little bit of background.

Then, an observation.

We know Revelations speaks of the Mark of the Beast, which will be seen on the foreheads of the followers of the Antichrist:
11: Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.

12: It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
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15: and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast should even speak, and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.

16: Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,
And the Number of the Beast is hexakosioi hex─ôkonta hex, DCLXVI, six-hundred three-score and six.
18: Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe."

19: So the angel swung his sickle on the earth and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God;

20: and the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the wine press, as high as a horse's bridle, for one thousand six hundred stadia.
This is also known as trampling out the vintage where the Grapes of Wrath are stored.

Most end-times writers identify the Mark of the Beast with some kind of barcode or radio-frequency identity chip.

I think there's a simpler explanation staring us in the face.

Look at this guy's ugly mug.








What's that on his forehead?

It seems to change shape somewhat so it's probably not a birthmark.

I'll bet it's what muslims call the Mark of Prostration.

Oh yeah.

Hundreds of years after John wrote Revelation saying followers of the Beast (False Prophet) would be known by a mark on their foreheads, mohammed the false prophet narrates in the koran that allah's followers will be known by a mark on their foreheads!

It's a very important sign of devotion, developed from repeatedly banging one's head into the ground while praying towards mecca.

Which, I gotta tell ya, proves satan really has a sense of humor.
“Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are severe against the infidels but compassionate among themselves. You will see them bowing and prostrating, seeking His grace and pleasure. Their mark is on their faces (foreheads) from the effect of prostrations.” (Quran 48: Ayah 29)

Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Talib (as) has said,

“Verily I abhor a person whose forehead is clean and there is no mark of prostrations on it”. (Bihar al-Anwaar)
By the way, the core message of Jesus Christ, the Golden Rule, can be summed up as treat EVERYONE with the respect with which you yourself would like to be treated.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

mohammed's core teaching, on the other hand, directly contradicts this message; from the above it chauvinistically says to treat other muslims with compassion but to be severe with infidels.

This is directly anti to Christ's message.

I'm not a very religiously observant person. I am a physicist. But as a simple matter of logic and definition, identifying mohammed with the antichrist is elementary.

The Mark of Prostration is supposed to be a sign of salvation, of course:
Volume 9, Book 93, Number 532c:
Narrated 'Ata' bin Yazid Al-Laithi:
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When Allah has finished His Judgments among the people, He will take whomever He will out of Hell through His Mercy. He will then order the angels to take out of the Fire all those who used to worship none but Allah from among those whom Allah wanted to be merciful to and those who testified (in the world) that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah. The angels will recognize them in the Fire by the marks of prostration (on their foreheads), for the Fire will eat up all the human body except the mark caused by prostration as Allah has forbidden the Fire to eat the mark of prostration. They will come out of the (Hell) Fire, completely burnt and then the water of life will be poured over them and they will grow under it as does a seed that comes in the mud of the torrent.
Is it a sign of the virtuous?
Imam ja'far al Sadiq (P) is also reported to have said:

"I see the Mahdi and his companions as if they are threatened by danger from all sides: their supplies have exhausted; their clothes have worn out; their foreheads bear the mark of prostration; during the day they are as courageous as a lion and during the night they are busy in the adoration of Allah; and their hearts are like solid pieces of iron".
Of the devout?
The mark of prostration should be visible on your forehead
and you must follow the Shariat perfectly;
Your beard should come up to the standard
And your trousers should be of proper length.
Or of the damned???

The Revelation of John the Apostle continues
1: Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, "Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God."

2: So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
And
9: And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If any one worships the beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

10: he also shall drink the wine of God's wrath, poured unmixed into the cup of his anger, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

11: And the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever; and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
And finally
19: And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army.

20: And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

21: And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
Babylon will fall, and
1: Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.

2: And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
A sea of glass mingled with fire?

You mean like this?



Sweeeeet.

So it is written.

So shall it be done.

Hot Air

Dr. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, tears global warming junk science to shreds in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as industry stooges, scientific hacks or worse. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science that supposedly is their basis.
Basically, the alarmists aren't even being self-consistent in the claims they make.
Global temperature has risen about a degree since the late 19th century; levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have increased by about 30% over the same period; and CO2 should contribute to future warming. These claims are true.

However, what the public fails to grasp is that the claims neither constitute support for alarm nor establish man's responsibility for the small amount of warming that has occurred. In fact, those who make the most outlandish claims of alarm are actually demonstrating skepticism of the very science they say supports them. It isn't just that the alarmists are trumpeting model results that we know must be wrong. It is that they are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right as justifying costly policies to try to prevent global warming.
As one example, he mentions that the supposed global warming model predicts temperature and humidity effects that are exactly opposite what is required to make weather and storms "more severe", which we have also been gravely told our "carbon footprint" will produce.

Actually, increases in solcar activity, as measured by sunspots, can explain the recent warming trend -- which is only relatively warm compared to a significant cold snap around the 16th century, in which we were nearly plunged into another ice age.

Really.

It was in fact warmer than it is now about 10,000 years ago, just after the last ice age, as well as around 1000 years ago, in the Middle Ages. Greenland was called Greenland when it was settled because it was actually green, and not as an ironic joke (as I recall one of my school teachers suggesting), but has now succumbed to the glaciers.

According to wikipedia,
The Little Ice Age brought bitterly cold winters to many parts of the world, but is most thoroughly documented in Europe and North America. In the mid-17th century, glaciers in the Swiss Alps advanced, gradually engulfing farms and crushing entire villages. The river Thames and the canals and rivers of the Netherlands often froze over during the winter, and people skated and even held frost fairs on the ice. The winter of 1794/95 was particularly harsh when the French invasion army under Pichegru could march on the frozen rivers of the Netherlands, whilst the Dutch fleet was fixed in the ice in Den Helder harbour. In the winter of 1780, New York Harbor froze, allowing people to walk from Manhattan to Staten Island. Sea ice surrounding Iceland extended for miles in every direction, closing that island's harbors to shipping. "The Arctic pack ice extended so far south that there are six records of Inuit landing their kayaks in Scotland, and there are even reports of a Polar Bear harassing crofters in the Orkney Islands."

The severe winters affected human life in ways large and small. The population of Iceland fell by half, and the Viking colonies in Greenland died out. In North America, American Indians formed leagues in response to food shortages

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During the period 1645–1715, right in the middle of the Little Ice Age, solar activity as seen in sunspots was extremely low, with some years having no sunspots at all. This period of low sunspot activity is known as the Maunder Minimum. The precise link between low sunspot activity and cooling temperatures has not been established, but the coincidence of the Maunder Minimum with the deepest trough of the Little Ice Age is suggestive of such a connection [20]. The Sporer Minimum has also been identified with a significant cooling period during the Little Ice Age. Other indicators of low solar activity during this period are levels of carbon-14 and beryllium-10. The low solar activity is also well documented in astronomical records. Astronomers in both Europe and Asia documented a decrease in the number of visible solar spots during this time period.
If not for the recent warming, we could easily see everything down to around Boston under a sheet of ice -- a mile thick.

Furthermore, what's another very effective "greenhouse gas"?

Water vapor. I.e., clouds.

And warming due to CO2, it turns out, reduces upper-atmospheric clouds.

Which basically counterbalances the whole effect. Back to Prof. Lindzen,
When I, with some colleagues at NASA, attempted to determine how clouds behave under varying temperatures, we discovered what we called an "Iris Effect," wherein upper-level cirrus clouds contracted with increased temperature, providing a very strong negative climate feedback sufficient to greatly reduce the response to increasing CO2.
They don't tell you that though, do they?

The alarmists aren't interested in really following through their arguments to their logical conclusion, because their objective is not Truth, but rather control.

Control of your energy consumption.

Energy use is called an "addiction", treated as some sin for which we must repent.

In fact, cheap abundant energy produces freedom of the human spirit by releasing us from the bonds of drudgery and limitations of time and distance than anything else.

Prof. Lindzen points to disturbing developments, giving several examples of intimidation of scientists who don't toe the Politically Correct line and follow the pre-arranged script for the results of their scientific inquiries, in the form of a hostile media, loss of grant money, and dismissial by journal editors.

But say the right things and fame and fortune await! Scientists are only human after all.

Prof. Linden concludes with:
Indeed, there is a strange reluctance to actually find out how climate really behaves. In 2003, when the draft of the U.S. National Climate Plan urged a high priority for improving our knowledge of climate sensitivity, the National Research Council instead urged support to look at the impacts of the warming--not whether it would actually happen.

Alarm rather than genuine scientific curiosity, it appears, is essential to maintaining funding. And only the most senior scientists today can stand up against this alarmist gale, and defy the iron triangle of climate scientists, advocates and policymakers.

Mr. Lindzen is Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT.

Quagmire!

Iraq's a quagmire -- for the insurgency!

So say high-level alQaeda documents captured last month, as described here.

Some choice bits:
1. ... The only power the mujahidin have is what they have already demonstrated in hunting down drifted patrols and taking sniper shots at those patrol members who stray far from their patrols, or planting booby traps among the citizens and hiding among them in the hope that the explosions will injure an American or members of the government. In other words, these activities could be understood as hitting the scared and the hiding ones, which is an image that requires a concerted effort to change, as well as Allah’s wisdom.

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2. The strength of the brothers in Baghdad is built mainly on booby trapped cars, and most of the mujahidin groups in Baghdad are generally groups of assassin without any organized military capabilities.

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4. The policy followed by the brothers in Baghdad is a media oriented policy without a clear comprehensive plan to capture an area or an enemy center. Other word, the significance of the strategy of their work is to show in the media that the American and the government do not control the situation and there is resistance against them. This policy dragged us to the type of operations that are attracted to the media, and we go to the streets from time to time for more possible noisy operations which follow the same direction.

This direction has large positive effects; however, being preoccupied with it alone delays more important operations such as taking control of some areas, preserving it and assuming power in Baghdad (for example, taking control of a university, a hospital, or a Sunni religious site).

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At the same time, the Americans and the Government were able to absorb our painful blows, sustain them, compensate their losses with new replacements, and follow strategic plans which allowed them in the past few years to take control of Baghdad as well as other areas one after the other. That is why every year is worse than the previous year as far as the Mujahidin’s control and influence over Baghdad.

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6. The mujahidin do not have any stored weapons and ammunition in their possession in Baghdad, particularly rockets, such as C5K Katyosha or bomber or mortars which we realized their importance and shortage in Baghdad. That was due to lack of check and balance, and proper follow-ups.

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7. The National Guard status is frequently raised and whether they belong to the Sunnis or Shiites. Too much talk is around whether we belong to them or not, or should we strike and kill their men or not?

It is believed that this matter serves the Americans very well. I believe that the Committee and the Party are pushing this issue because they want to have an influence, similar to the Mujahidin’s. When and if a Sunni units from the National Guard are formed, and begin to compete with the mujahidin and squeeze them, we will have a problem; we either let them go beyond the limits or fight them and risk inciting the Sunnis against us through the Party’s and the Committee’s channels.
Their position could hardly be worse.

Just uncoordinated groups of assassins, alienating the population with cowardly tactics, unable to hold the smallest piece of strategic ground, running low on ammunition, and soon having to face a unity government and thus losing their last shreds of sectarian Sunni support.

Their only hope is for the disloyal media to continue to aid and abet their plans to get us to give up and run through their "media policy."

Won't happen.

Game over.

Document Translations

Nobody will care what the truth is anymore, but there are lots of interesting items coming out of the declassified Iraqi documents that were recently released on the web for the public to translate, as the government is apparently incapable of doing this task itself.

This site -- which has had some of its translations already independently confirmed -- is turning up lots of nuggets.

For example, numerous references to chemical warfare equipment, as well as this juicy document telling of a double agent who was warning Iraq about WMD sites known to Western intelligence, and ordering that the materials at those sites be moved:
In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate

The Republic of Iraq

The Presidency of the Republic

The Intelligence Service

Top Secret and Immediate

To: The Military Industrialization Commission

Subject: Information.

We learned from one of our sources working overseas that the Western Intelligence Services are working on gathering information on some military and scientific targets in the country, and the mentioned source provided us with a map of the target that he was assigned to collect the information about when he was in the country, we will list for you below in order to know these interests and also maneuver to change the places of these targets according to the capability to prevent the opportunity for the enemies and make their plans unsuccessful and according to what follows:

1. These Services showed him a map of the Nuclear Sites in the country and our source noticed that the majority of these sites fall near of the Mosel area and the Tigris River and some of it in the limits of the City of Baghdad.

2. Another map shown on it the Chemical Sites and most of it fall in thr suburbs of Baghdad in the North of City and its South, knowing that the indicated sites in North Baghdad are more than in its South and indicated on it some of the sites in the city of Mosul.

3. The third map shown on it the locations of the Long Range Missiles.

4. A photo captured by Satellites for the area of Baji where it was clarified on it the vineyards that fall in the triangle of Karkuk-Mosul road after the gate of Baghdad and that in these vineyards are hidden important missiles and military equipments. And they asked him to go to the area and observe of it was well protected by military sectors and if there are helicopters in the area.

5. There is in the areas of AL Mahaweel and Jabla hidden Missiles and in large quantities.

6. There is a storage for Chemical Materials in the area of Al Mahmoodia.

7. There is near the Baghdad-Fallujah road and near the control of Fallujah a non operating Cement factory used to store Chemical Materials. Observe if there is protection for the factory.

8. Missiles were hidden in the triangle near the Presidential Palace and near Saddam International Airport.

9. There is a laboratory to test missiles in the AL Amerya area.

10. There is a secret airport dedicated for emergency hidden in it (65) Missiles.

11. Chemical Materials from the assembly of AL Qaaqaa and hide in the industry school in Al Mussayeb and in the Agriculture school in Al Youssifiya and other particular schools in AL Mahmoodia.

12. The area of Al Taji (Al Tarmia Triangle)

13. The area of AL Sarsar ( Al Sarsar Mount) North West the mountain slope (Touristic area)

14. Missiles were hidden in the Biji Refinery.

Please review… with regards

The Director of the Intelligence Service.
Other memos speak of producing prohibited nerve gas detectors, and of hiding WMD-related documents:
Memos in document CMPC-2003-002284 that are dated in June and August 2002 present another great evidence of Saddam Regime deceptions to hide his WMD programs and this time by destroying the WMD files or hiding them in a secure location. Saddam knew that summer that the UN inspectors are coming back to Iraq so he ordered these actions hoping that he will fool them, and he did fool Hans Blix and company.
And, Saddam's Iraq was indeed an imminent threat, making active plans to strike American interests. Note the date, 6 months before 9/11:
Beginning of the translation of page 6 from document BIAP 2003-000654

In the Name of God the Merciful The Compassionate

Top Secret

The Command of Ali Bin Abi Taleb Air Force Base

No 3/6/104

Date 11 March 2001

To all the Units

Subject: Volunteer for Suicide Mission

The top secret letter 2205 of the Military Branch of Al Qadisya on 4/3/2001 announced by the top secret letter 246 from the Command of the military sector of Zi Kar on 8/3/2001 announced to us by the top secret letter 154 from the Command of Ali Military Division on 10/3/2001 we ask to provide that Division with the names of those who desire to volunteer for Suicide Mission to liberate Palestine and to strike American Interests and according what is shown below to please review and inform us.

Air Brigadier General

Abdel Magid Hammot Ali

Commander of Ali Bin Abi Taleb Air Force Base

Air Colonel

Mohamad Majed Mohamadi.

End of translation of page 6
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