Archive for January, 2006


By J. Grant Swank, Jr.

26 January 2006

Schools will instruct pupils on the “religion of peace,” Islam. Now Islamic speakers are invited into school systems to teach faculty and principals about the goodness of Islam.

Mosque clerics will be regarded the same as the Methodist minister down the street. After all, a cleric is a cleric.

Liberal groups such as the Episcopal Church, Unitarian-Universalist Society, and United Church of Christ (Congregational) will look upon Islam as a world religion among religions, thus deserving equal space with Christianity and Judaism.
Local clergy associations will welcome Muslim clerics into their fellowship.

Liberal politicians will champion Islam as compatible with America because they will believe the lies on 4000 Muslim web sites. After all, America welcomes all equally.

Even conservative personages such as US President George W. Bush will give allegiance to Islam as a good component of the community, just as he and his wife placed the Koran in the White House library for the first time this winter. They did so at a banquet for Muslim leaders in America.

Theologically conservative leaders such as Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, will be black listed for publishing factual books exposing Islam as a violent cult. He already has suffered such. He has been silenced by the liberal element in the United States.

Politicians and religious liberals will regard “peace religion” Islam as being highjacked by “insurgents” and “terrorists” rather than realizing that all Muslims are aligned with the same killing passages replete in the unholy book, the Koran.

Schools will set aside rooms for Muslim prayers during school hours. Airports will follow suit. Independent living residential communities will follow suit. Just as they have chapels, they will have mosque centers.

Public buildings will provide prayer rooms for Muslim prayers just as a local athletic building in New Jersey has done so for Muslim sports figures there.

Newspapers’ religion pages will place mosque advertisements for meetings and so forth right alongside the advertisements for churches. They will also provide regular feature articles on Islam as a “peace religion,” just as the local city paper already does where I live.

The sharia will become legal fare in most countries, including America. This Koran-based judicial system that enhances murder and maiming as well as discrimination against females will be set aside as proper for the Muslim community.

Islamic professors will pepper the universities and colleges throughout the nation, propagating the message that Islam is a “peace religion.” They will likewise blackball Christianity and Judaism, as is presently the fashion.

Religious colleges that are theologically liberal will have Muslim instructors and personnel on staff in order to give the public relations image that they are open to all beliefs.

Chapel services on theologically liberal religious-oriented campuses will have Muslim speakers to balance out theologically liberal “Christian” preachers. Already at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, the campus chapel is decorated with flag banners of all world religions, including Islam. The banners hang from the sanctuary ceiling.

Islamic so-called holy days will be legitimatized as holidays necessitating celebration and days off from work throughout the nation

Islamic symbols will decorate our stamps..

Islamic authors will become popular in “reading America.”

Peace themes focusing on Islamic actors will be placed in television sitcoms.

TV series such as “Sleeper Cells” will become passe and regarded as out of date and out of fact.

Legislation will be passed stating that anything truthfully negative about Islam will be regarded as a “hate crime.”

Certain Islamic personages will run for political offices and will win their elections.

The National Council of Churches will welcome Islam into its membership.

Liberal seminaries such as Harvard Divinity School will baptize Islam as a legitimate religion among world religions, just as HDS does already in its world religions building / courses.

It will become posh for Islamic speakers to be featured on talk shows and at book forums in local communities.

The Koran will be placed alongside the Bible in hospital chapels, just as it already is placed in the chapel in the city hospital near where I live.

The headscarf used by Muslim women will become fashionable for non-Muslim women in America. Already the headscarf clad young women appearing in various advertisements on the Internet.

Advertisements will include in their human figures not only whites and blacks and Hispanics but also obviously garbed Muslims.

“Jihad” will change its meaning from murder and maiming to improving the inner self, just as it is now defined on the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) lying web site.

Muslims will establish charitable causes to which the public will be asked to contribute, moneys used to enhance Islam and thereby overtake the nation.

Christians and Jews will be relegated to a lower status than Islam. Christians and Jews will be informed to be quiet, hold no meetings or seminars teaching the facts about Islam, and squelch any preaching against Islam.

Political liberals such as “Rev.” Jesse Jackson will come to the fore as comrades of Islam, presenting Christianity and Islam as monotheistic religions of common foundation. It will become posh for Islam and Christianity and Judaism to be presented as the three great monotheistic religions of the world, thus giving Islam equal footing with the other two religions. There will be much talk about all three religions having Abraham as “the father of the faith.”

Regarding Islam as a killing cult will expose the offender as committing a “hate crime.”

University and college commencement addresses, particularly those on the state level, will feature Islamic speakers.

Islamic killers in America will be regarded as an anomaly and embarrassment to Islam as the true “religion of peace.”

Sunday school curricula in liberal denominations will feature Islam as a legitimate world religion.

Islam will become a highlight article feature in theologically liberal publications. Already such articles have appeared in the Harvard Divinity School Bulletin.

Islamic literature will be distributed widely freely throughout the nation, similarly to such literature distributed by Moonies at airport terminals.

Koran killing passages will be rephrased so as to erase the Koran killing-passages just as such quotes are changed on the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). These changes will appear in the American publication of the Koran placed in public buildings.

Government agencies, particularly in Washington DC, will cower before Muslim demands just as they did as set forth in the article above.

Muslims elsewhere on the planet will cause such mayhem that America will fear such coming to this country and therefore will give Muslims anything they want in order to keep the blood from flowing our USA streets.

Copyright © 2006 by J. Grant Swank, Jr.


Reprinted with permission from the author.

Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is the Pastor of the New Hope Church and holds a BA and seminary M Div degrees with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School. Married for 44 years with 3 adult children, he is the author of 5 books and thousands of articles in various Protestant and Catholic magazines, journals, web sites, and newspapers. He is also a writer of a religion column for LAKES REGION SUBURBAN NEWS.

Web site columns appear on,,,,,, Congress Debate Koran, Republican and Proud, Canada Free Press, Conservative Crusader,, The Right Blogger, Blogging Man 2007,,,, StuckOnStupid.Us,, Conservative,,, Right Wing Conservative,, Religious News Online, among others.

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Shootout with Pakistani & Mexican Murder Suspects Closes US-Canadian Peace Arch

25 January 2006: It was the same U.S.-Canadian border crossing that was closed for two hours last week while guards inspected a Canadian-bound car they suspected of containing a bomb. Yesterday, the border crossing was again closed when California authorities engaged in a shoot-out with Ishtiaq HUSSAIN, 38, and Jose Antonio BARAJAS, 22, both wanted for murder by the Richmond, California police department. Both men were taken into custody by police after an exchange of gunfire on the American side of the border, although reports indicate that BARAJAS was wounded. They were reportedly stopped at a checkpoint within a foot of the Canadian border. According to reports, police received a tip that HUSSAIN and BARAJAS were northbound on Interstate 85 and on their way to Canada via the Peace-Arch border crossing at Blaine, Washington Tuesday evening. Both are wanted in connection with the murder of Ashok MALHOTRA, 43, who was shot to death on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at an apartment located at 2380 Aberdeen Way, Richmond, California.

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Iran and its allies could put the Jewish state “in an eternal coma”

Iran hits back at veiled Israeli threats of attack
Source: MiddleEast Online

25 January, 2006: Defence minister says Islamic republic and its allies can put Israel in ?eternal coma like Sharon’.
TEHRAN - Iran’s defence minister hit back Wednesday at veiled Israeli threats of an attack, saying Iran and its allies could put the Jewish state “in an eternal coma” like that of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

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Iran plans Nuke test before end of March, moves missiles within range of Israel

24 Januray, 2006:  DEBKA - Tehran plans a nuclear weapons test before March 20, 2006 – the Iranian New Year, moves Shahab-3 missiles within striking range of Israel

22 January, 2006: Reporting this, the dissident Foundation for Democracy in Iran, a US-based watch group, cites sources in the US and Iran. The FDI adds from Iran: on June 16, the high command of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force ordered Shahab-3 missile units to move mobile launchers every 24 hours instead of weekly. This is in view of a potential pre-emptive strike by the US or Israel.

Advance Shahab-3 units have been positioned in Kermanshah and Hamad within striking distance of Israel, reserve launchers moved to Esfahan and Fars.

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Iran plans Nuke test before end of March

… moves missiles within range of Israel

24 Januray, 2006: DEBKA - Tehran plans a nuclear weapons test before March 20, 2006 – the Iranian New Year, moves Shahab-3 missiles within striking range of Israel.

22 January, 2006: Reporting this, the dissident Foundation for Democracy in Iran, a US-based watch group, cites sources in the US and Iran. The FDI adds from Iran: on June 16, the high command of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force ordered Shahab-3 missile units to move mobile launchers every 24 hours instead of weekly. This is in view of a potential pre-emptive strike by the US or Israel.

Advance Shahab-3 units have been positioned in Kermanshah and Hamad within striking distance of Israel, reserve launchers moved to Esfahan and Fars.

The missile units were told to change positions “in a radius of 30-35 kilometers” and only at night.

DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources add: FDI reporting has a reputation for credibility. Western and Israeli intelligence have known for more than six months that Iran’s nuclear program has reached the capability of being able to carry out a nuclear explosion, albeit underground. It would probably be staged in a desert or mountain region and activated by a distant control center. Tehran would aim at confronting the Americans, Europeans and Israelis with an irreversible situation.

At the same time, an explosion of this sort would indicate that Iran is not yet able to produce a nuclear bomb that can be delivered by airplane or a warhead adapted to a missile. The stage Iran has reached is comparable to Pakistan’s when it conducted its first nuclear tests in the nineties and North Korea’s in 2001. All the same, an Iranian underground nuclear blast, which will most probably be attempted on March 22, would turn around the strategic position of all the parties concerned and the Middle East as whole.

The question now is: will the United States, Israel or both deliver a pre-emptive strike ahead of the Iranian underground test - or later? Or will Washington alternatively use the event to bring the UN Security Council round to economic sanctions? Tehran is already organizing to withstand economic penalties. For Israel, the timing is getting tight in view of its general election on March 28. Acting prime minister Ehud Olmert must take into account that a ruling party which allows an Iranian nuclear explosion to take place six days before the poll would draw painful punishment from the voter.

Israeli Defense Minister Issues Warning to Iran

24 January 2006: On Saturday, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz asserted that Israel will not accept a nuclear Iran, adding that his country is prepared to “defend itself” if Iran does not halt its nuclear research program. Speaking an annual gathering of politicians and academics at the Herzliya conference, Iranian-born Mofaz addressed the Iranian people saying: “Ahmedinejad, his hallucinatory statements, his criminal actions and his extreme views will bring disaster upon you. Do what you understand needs to be done in order to prevent this.”

Mofaz said Israel will take diplomatic action to convince Iran to give up its nuclear program, but said the country was preparing for any eventuality and had the “capability to defend itself.”

Speaking in Hebrew, Mofaz, said Ahmedinejad should look at historical examples of others who tried to destroy the Jewish people.

“You, who are leading your country in an ideology of hatred, terror and anti-Semitism. You had better take a glance at history and see what became of tyrants like you who tried to annihilate the Jewish people. They only brought destruction upon their own people,” he said.

He also accused Iran of directly funding Palestinian terror, including last week’s suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. Mofaz stated that “Money is the fuel which drives terror. The annual financial support to [Lebanon-based] Hizbollah stands at some $100 million.” He added that in the last year, Islamic Jihad, an Islamic terrorist group sworn to Israel’s destruction based in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, had received over $10 million of Iranian money compared to about $5 million the year before.

Seattle Imam To Be Charged With Immigration Violations

23 January 2006: Abu Abrahim Sheik Mohamed, the imam of the Abu-Bakr mosque who was arrested by Seattle FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on November 14, 2005, will appear before an immigration judge this morning. He will be charged with giving false information to immigration officials in order to gain entry to the United States. He was arrested as he stepped off of a plane at Sea-Tac Airport and has been held at a federal jail at SeaTac since his arrest. According to his attorney Hilary Han, Mohamed is “shocked to be in this situation.”

Investigation by the Northeast Intelligence Network notes that the Abu Bakr Mosque appeared on the radar screen of federal authorities in November of 2004. At that time, the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested 14 people at several Seattle area locations, including one business situated in close proximity to the original location of the Abu-Bakr Mosque. Some of those arrested had connections to the mosque.

Mohamed is a native of Somalia and has been the imam of the Abu-Bakr Mosque for the past five years. Initially opened six years ago on Rainier Avenue South, the mosque moved earlier this year to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, catering to a large Somalia population in the area.

Reaction by Somalia Community

News reports cite Apdifatah Mohamed, a member of the Seattle Somali community who has attended the Abu-Bakr Mosque stated “I don’t understand why they arrested him,” adding that he never heard the imam preach about terrorism or jihad.

Another member of Seattle’s Somali community who refused to be identified said that Mohamed is the victim of slander by tribal opponents (of the imam) and motivated by long-standing tribal differences transplanted to Seattle from Somalia. The unidentified source stated: “Do not use my name because I will be a target. We killed each other in Somalia, and then we came here. It was tribalism there. What makes me sad is tribalism is still working in America, too. Sheik Abrahim is a victim of tribalism. We don’t want anyone arrested because of tribalism.”

He added: “He is a very peaceful man. He is not a terrorist. What we think is that some people gave the wrong information (to federal agents). We think people of one tribe, they make propaganda against Sheik Abrahim.”

The Northeast Intelligence Network will continue to following this developing story.

DHS/FBI Issue Memo to Police Agencies Following Bin Laden Audio Message

“I think the first thing we always look for is weapons of mass destruction.”-John Miller, FBI Office of Public Affairs

23 January 2006: Although there are no “official” plans to raise the national threat level following last week’s release of an audio message from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, DHS and FBI officials sent a bulletin to 18,000 police agencies across the country, advising them to be more vigilant about suspicious activities. The Northeast Intelligence Network obtained a copy of that bulletin. Although officials publicly downplayed the significance of the audio message, the FBI’s assistant director of the Office of Public Affairs, John Miller, admitted that “bin Laden is capable of almost anything.” Miller is a former ABC News reporter and holds the distinction of being the last television reporter to interview bin Laden.

Stated Miller: “I think the first thing we always look for is weapons of mass destruction. You know, that would be the answer to the question what keeps you up at night. On the other hand, if you go by the model that we’ve seen in the Madrid train bombings and the London subway bombings, I think you would look toward the most conventional type of attack as a likelihood. At the same time, you can’t rule anything out.”

According to government sources, officials are being warned to pay attention to mass transit within the U.S., including airplanes, subways, commuter trains and metro buses. Key areas of our infrastructure should also be on heightened alert, such as water treatment plants, chemical plants and facilities storing radioactive material.

Updated Analysis: Osama Bin Laden’s Audio Message

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs Specialist

UPDATED 21 JANUARY 2006:  If there is a key to when this audio tape was recorded by Osama bin Laden, I believe it is to be found in his references to 1) American polls and 2) President Bush’ remarks about the war in Iraq and elsewhere.

Based upon these reference points I believe Bin Laden recorded this audio message within the past month, perhaps within the past two weeks:

1.)  It is my assessment that Bin Laden is refering to the AP-Ipsos poll of January 6, 2006. This is the most recent Associated Press-Ipsos Poll results which specifically apply to the gist of Bin Laden’s words, and are contained in questions 5  and 6 of that poll:

When it comes to handling foreign policy issues and the war on terrorism, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling that issue?

_Approve, 44 percent (45)

_Disapprove, 54 percent (53)

_Mixed feelings, 1 percent (2)

_Not sure, X percent (X)

6. When it comes to handling the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling that issue?

_Approve, 39 percent (41)

_Disapprove, 58 percent (58)

_Mixed feelings, 2 percent (1)

_Not sure, X percent (X)

2.) President Bush spoke to the nation via television on Sunday, December 18, 2005. President Bush’ words in that speech to the American people are also reflected in the text of Bin Laden’s comments:

“The terrorists do not merely object to American actions in Iraq and elsewhere they object to our deepest values and our way of life. And if we were not fighting them in Iraq  in Afghanistan  in Southeast Asia  and in other places, the terrorists would not be peaceful citizens  they would be on the offense, and headed our way.

September 11th, 2001 required us to take every emerging threat to our country seriously, and it shattered the illusion that terrorists attack us only after we provoke them. On that day, we were not in Iraq  we were not in Afghanistan  but the terrorists attacked us anyway  and killed nearly 3,000 men, women, and children in our own country. My conviction comes down to this: We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them. And we will defeat the terrorists by capturing and killing them abroad  removing their safe havens  and strengthening new allies like Iraq and Afghanistan in the fight we share.”

Based upon these facts, I have come to the assessment that Usama bin Laden composed at least this part of the audio tape which Al Jazeera has released as a direct response to both President Bush’ live television address of December 18, 2005 and the most recent AP-Ipsos poll data. This is consistent with bin Laden’s image of himself as a world leader as was seen in his last address to the American people just prior to the presidential election in 2004.


Continuing my analysis of what I believe to be a full and accurate rendition of the excepted portion of Osama bin Laden’s audio communication from yesterday.

I have been proceding with this analysis by literally placing the text of Usama bin Laden’s October 29, 2004 speech and this current one side-by-side. I consider this to be an apples-to-apples approach - both speeches are specifically directed to the American people.

One item of significance jumps out immediately.

As stated, I have quite literally printed out both english language transcripts and laid them side-by-side. The difference in volume is stunning - the full text of the October 29, 2004 speech has 1 1/2 times as many words as does the current text. This means there may well be a significant portion of the text being withheld under Al Qaeda direction to Al Jazeera. This is not a new thing, such with-holding of video or audio communiques by Al Qaeda leadership is quite common.  It is significant only in the sense of the disparity in the volume between the two texts, which is to state - there’s much more to come.

Secondary items of note but of equal import to other items being assessed:

1. There are zero Qur’an references.

2. Both the 2004 video and the current audio were released within 1 month of a datable reference point:

( In the 2004 release the datable reference is the entering of the 4th year following the events of 9/11. This indicates that video tape was created between mid-September and mid-October 2004. This is indicative that when Usama bin Laden produces a communique he ensures it is moved to the “market” quickly, in “fresh” condition. In this instance the most important part may have been released first. he understands the American distaste for ‘old news”.)

3. Both texts contain references to domestic American politics.

4. The themes and context of the two speeches are VERY similar. Both contain reference to a “lesson” Osama wants instruct us to learn. Everybody here, well at least most America folk I know would love the opportunity to tell him exactly what he can do with his “lessons”.

Additionally, Usama bin Laden has remained absolutely consistent in all of his messages, from October 2004 and this most recent communique and, furthermore,  going all the way back to his words (which I have thoroughly and intensively reviewed) from 1998.

Based upon everything I have read and studied to date, I think Usama bin Laden is possessed of a hatred not seen since Adolf Hitler.

I am inclined to believe that his insane hatred is the result of demonic possession - there is an evil and a hatred within him which is almost indescribable, and a mere reference to Hitler does not do this justice, again based upon the words from his own mouth.

Osama bin Laden’s hatred of the Jews transcends all events of WWII to the present. Again, in his own words from 1998:

“The enmity between us (Islam) and the Jews goes far back in time and is deep rooted. There is no question that war between the two of us is inevitable.”

Also of equal importance to this hatred for Judaism is his blind hatred of America, due to our support for Israel. The one consistency in everything bin Laden has said over the past 8 years is that America has not absorbed true RECIPROCITY for what he claimed (in his demented rationale) what America has brought upon the world - how we nuked and threw weapons of mass destruction at women and children in Hiroshima and Nagasaki .

Osama bin Laden from 1998:

“The Americans started it and retaliation and punishment should be carried out following the principle of reciprocity, especially when women and children are involved. Through history, American has not been known to differentiate between the military and the civilians or between men and women or adults and children. Those who threw atomic bombs and used the weapons of mass destruction against Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the Americans. Can the bombs differentiate between military and women and infants and children? America has no religion that can deter her from exterminating whole peoples. Your position against Muslims in Palestine is despicable and disgraceful. America has no shame. … We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing could stop you except perhaps retaliation in kind. We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian.”

Also, Osama bin Laden’s preoccupation with American domestic politics dates back to 1998:

“We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews. If the present injustice continues with the wave of national consciousness, it will inevitably move the battle to American soil, just as Ramzi Yousef and others have done. This is my message to the American people. I urge them to find a serious administration that acts in their interest and does not attack people and violate their honor and pilfer their wealth.”

And how are we in this country supposed to assess in a purely historical context these final two sentences from the most reviled terrorist of all time:

“Our religion forbids us from killing innocent people such as women and children.”

“We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian. As far as we are concerned, they are all targets, and this is what the fatwah says…”

If Al Qaeda is truly in possession of WMD’s, nuclear, chemical or biological - they will use such weapons against the homeland of the United States - that is the bottom line in assessing any and all things coming from the mouths bin Laden and al-Zawahiri. This is the exact and true meaning of Usama’s message of “reciprocity” and why we must remain engaged at all costs in active, decisive combat with Al Qaeda where ever they are to be found in the world and with every weapon or listening device our tax dollars have paid for or can produce.


According to an Associated Press report:

“Arab television network Al-Jazeera, which released the tape Thursday (19 JAN 06), initially reported it was made in December but corrected itself later to say it was recorded in January. Editors at the station said they could not comment on how they knew when it was made.”

The obvious answer which continues to elude some analysts is the same detail being intentionally withheld by the editors of Al Jazeera. That detail is, as mentioned above, that Al Jazeera still retains and has heard the audio recording from Osama bin Laden in its entirety. Therefore, Al Jazeera, the mouth piece of the Islamic terrorists threateneing our way of life,  has based its corrected recording date assessment upon a specific time reference in the unreleased portion, which would corroborate my initial analysis of audio recording having been completed sometime in the first two weeks of January 2006. The unreleased portion of the audio communication from Osama bin Laden has been embargoed by the editiors of Al Jazeera who are under the strict direction of the Al Qaeda leadership.

ANOTHER al Qaeda Audiotape - Latest from Ayman al Zawahiri

20 January 2006: An audiotape posted on an Islamic website is purportedly that of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command of al Qaeda’s terror network. Al Zawahiri was the reported target of a U.S. air strike in Pakistan last week.

The 18-minute tape was posted with text that stated that it is “a new speech by Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri, may God protect him”.

The message was delivered in the style of classical Arabic poetry, and al Zawahiri praises “the martyrs of the Crusader campaign against Afghanistan.” This audio message was posted a day after Al-Jazeera television broadcast an audiotape by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, warning of pending attacks in the “heartland” of the United States.

“Same intonation, same praises and proses, but different audio segments,” stated one analyst.

21 January 2006: Updated: In a seemingly ever-evolving news story, intelligence analysts now confirm that the 18-minute recording posted on an Internet web site is indeed that of terrorist leader Ayman al Zawahiri. In this audio message, he praises those who were killed in the US air strike in the Damadola village in Pakistan, where US forces reportedly targeted a house they believed al-Zawahiri was in. Previous reports by analysts of the audio message strongly suggested that the message was NOT new, but a new release of a 2001 audio message by al Zawahiri mourning members of al Qaeda who were killed in Afghanistn during 2001. “Same intonation, same praises and proses, but different audio segments,” stated one analyst.