Israel issues warning over likely attempts to abduct Israelis abroad

By Barak Ravid and Yuval Azoulay,
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Thursday issued an advisory
warning Israelis abroad to be vigilant in the face of likely abduction
attempts, as Lebanese guerrillas threatened to avenge Tuesday's
assassination of a Hezbollah commander tied to a string of terror
attacks against Israeli, American and Jewish targets.
Israel also ordered its military and embassies to go on alert Thursday,
and advised Jewish institutions worldwide to follow suit, as Hezbollah
leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed to retaliate against Israeli targets.  
Israel on Wednesday denied involvement in the death of Imad Mughniyah,
who was killed in a car bombing Tuesday in the Syrian capital of
Damascus.
The slain Hezbollah deputy secretary general was on Israel's and the
U.S.'s wanted terrorist lists, and Hezbollah, its Iranian backers and
others pointed accusatory fingers at Israel following the
assassination.
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi put forces on
heightened alert, instructing them to take the necessary precautions by
air, land and sea in order to protect the northern border and other
Israeli interests, the army said Thursday.
The military sent more troops to the already heavily patrolled northern
border with Lebanon, defense officials said, without elaborating.
Soldiers were …

U.S. partner praises,Hezbollah terrorist

Killer of hundreds of Americans
called 'hero' of 'the Muslim nation'
By Aaron Klein
Imad Mughniyah
JAFFA, Israel – A representative of Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas praised Hezbollah deputy commander Imad Mughniyah as a
hero after the report today of the most-wanted terrorist leader's death
in a car bomb blast in Syria.
Abbas Zakki, the ambassador to Lebanon for the PA president's Fatah
organization, called Mughniyah a “hero and a loss for the Palestinian
people and the Muslim nation.”
“We mourn with our brothers in Hezbollah this great leader who died
today,” Zakki said on Hezbollah's Al Manar TV as screened and
translated by WND.
Zakki said he is “proud that Mughniyah was part of the Fatah
revolutionary movement and that he fought Western Zionist and American
imperialism as part of Fatah.”
In the 1980s, Mughniyah was in Beirut working with Fatah and its leader
at the time, Yasser Arafat.
Mughniyah was responsible for numerous infamous deadly attacks against
the U.S. and Israel, including involvement in the 1983 bombing of a
U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon.
He was Israel's No. 1 most-wanted terrorist, even ahead of Hezbollah
chieftain Hassan Nasrallah. Mughniyah was considered one of the most
dangerous terrorists …

For the European Union Nothing but Full Marriage Rights for Homosexuals Will Suffice

By Hilary White
BRUSSELS, February 13, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The European Union has
criticised those member states that have not lived up to the
requirements of EU rules on “discrimination” relating to homosexuality
and other issues. The EU commission for employment, social affairs and
equal opportunities has initiated legal procedures against those
countries that have failed to implement its legislation. The
commission's memo covered areas of discrimination in the case of age
and disability as well as sexual orientation.
Germany was particularly singled out with a letter complaining that the
country's same-sex civil union registration does not sufficiently match
the rights granted couples in natural marriages.
“The 'registered lifetime partnership' which gays and lesbians can
enter into does not bestow the same privileges as marriage, which
remains an option available to heterosexual couples only,” the letter
read.
Estonia, France, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy,
Malta, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the Czech Republic were listed in a
memo that detailed those countries' failings in living up to the EU's
definitions and directives for “discrimination” legislation. The memo
by the Commissioner, Vladimir Spidla, sets out in minute detail the
transgressions of each of these countries and warns that a “reasoned

Che flag sends 'disturbing' message about Obama

Candidate attracts 'people who think mass murderers are romantic
revolutionaries'
Fox News' image of Texas Obama volunteers with Che Guevara flag
The Fox TV affiliate in Houston has captured images of a volunteer in a
campaign office for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama
working in front of a flag featuring the image of Che Guevara, the
South American revolutionary who became Fidel Castro's executioner
after the communist takeover in Cuba.
And while the Obama campaign has issued a statement placing a modest
distance between the campaign and its “volunteers,” the issue of such
an image on display in an office operating on behalf of a man hoping to
be commander in chief of the world's last remaining superpower is
raising alarms.
Even Obama supporters have been forced into corners because of the
issue, with one likening the Texas state Republican Party to Guevara,
to whom have been attributed hundreds of executions of anti-Castro
leaders.
Under the heading “Barack Guevara,” Investor's Business Daily raised
some of the more pointed questions, to which the campaign responded
only with a statement: “The office featured in this video is funded by
volunteers of the Barack Obama Campaign and is not an official
headquarters for …

Britain's Encounter with Islamic Law

by Daniel Pipes
Beneath the deceptively placid surface of everyday life, the British
population is engaged in a momentous encounter with Islam. Three
developments of the past week, each of them culminating years' long
trends – and not just some odd occurrence – exemplify changes now
underway. 
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith describes terrorism as “anti-Islamic.”
First, the UK government has decided that terrorism by Muslims in the
name of Islam is actually unrelated to Islam, or is even anti-Islamic.
This notion took root in 2006 when the Foreign Office, afraid that the
term “war on terror” would inflame British Muslims, sought language
that upholds “shared values as a means to counter terrorists.” By early
2007, the European Union issued a classified handbook that banned
jihad, Islamic, and fundamentalist in reference to terrorism, offering
instead some “non-offensive” phrases. Last summer, Prime Minister
Gordon Brown prohibited his ministers from using the word Muslim in
connection with terrorism. In January, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith went
further, actually describing terrorism as “anti-Islamic.” And last week
the Home Office completed the obfuscation by issuing a
counter-terrorism phrasebook that instructs civil servants to refer
only to violent extremism and criminal murderers, not Islamist
extremism and jihadi-fundamentalists….

California ripped as 'too queer for school'

'Students to endure gender-bending education unless parents rescue them'
If you care about your children, then you should homeschool, find a
Christian school, participate in a homeschool co-op, pay the tuition,
drive an older car, or do whatever is necessary to keep them out of
California's public school system. That's the message from a new
campaign, assembled under the Rescue Your Child slogan.
And it's all because the California Legislature and Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger worked together to establish Senate Bill 777 and
Assembly Bill 394 as law, plans that institutionalize the promotion of
homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism and other alternative
lifestyle choices.
“First, [California] law allowed public schools to voluntarily promote
homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality. Then, the law required
public schools to accept homosexual, bisexual and transsexual teachers
as role models for impressionable children. Now, the law has been
changed to effectively require the positive portrayal of homosexuality,
bisexuality and transsexuality to 6 million children in California
government-controlled schools,” said Randy Thomasson, chief of the
Campaign for Children and Families and a leader in the movement to
withdraw what supporters pray will be up to 600,000 children from
public districts in the state.
At a Los Angeles news conference, Thomasson's organization …