WorldNetDaily News 09/07/2006
- 'Sexual indoctrination' bill vetoed
Gov. Arnold torpedoes 1 of 3 plans created by 'girlie-men'
Posted: September 6, 2006 4:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
One of three "sexual indoctrination" bills pending in California has
been vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and family interest groups
are ecstatic so far.
"California families recognize this bill was an attack on religious
freedoms in school," said Karen England, executive director of the
Capitol Resource Institute, after the announcement today. "There are
still several other bills on the governor's desk that also deserve his
The bill vetoed today was SB 1437, which had been approved by the
Legislature. It would have prevented any school teaching materials or
activities from "reflecting adversely" upon homosexuals, bisexuals or
Fox reporter bleeds in on-camera attack
Investigative TV journalist gouged, flayed by man who admits to
problem with anger © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Posted: September 6, 2006 6:47 p.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs
An investigative reporter for a Fox television affiliate in southern
California is recuperating after suffering cracked ribs, bite wounds
and a gouged face in a confrontation caught on camera.
"I was just going to do some interviews and got attacked," said John
Mattes, an attorney and journalist for Fox 6 News in San Diego. "We
were doing a series of interviews on a gentleman who's been
threatening people in La Jolla, businessmen, people in the community,
The person who was the subject of the TV station's probe is alleged
real estate fraudster Sam Suleiman, who is shown on video walking up
to Mattes yesterday and immediately unleashing an onslaught of
"We all thought he'd come screaming, but he literally just came flying
straight at me and just BOOM!" Mattes told his station in a
post-attack interview. "He didn't even stop, didn't even slow down.
And I'm feeling someone ripping at my face, pulling my hair. We're not
talking about someone going a few rounds, we're talking about someone
ripping, gouging, scratching, and biting me! I just don't understand
... this cannot be going on."
Also at the scene was Suleiman's wife, Rosa Baraza, who Mattes says
talked about grabbing a firearm.
"I'm fighting not to get hurt, but then to hear the screams of his
wife, 'I'm getting the gun,' knowing the context of this person, I
mean it was terrifying."
Footage shows Suleiman punching Mattes in the face and head, as well
putting him in a head lock. The man slated to be interviewed is also
shown trying to pull Suleiman off of Mattes as all three fall to the
ground and continue to grapple.
The incident was documented by videographer Dennis Waldrop, who was
teamed with Mattes for the report. San Diego police finally showed up
on the scene, and are shown ordering Suleiman to the ground at gunpoint.
New Balance 'pays workers 32 cents an hour'
Report exposes harsh conditions at 'sweatshop' making American shoes
Posted: September 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
New Balance is still making athletic shoes for the U.S. market in a
Chinese "sweatshop" where the human rights of workers regularly are
abused and make just 32 cents an hour, according to a report by two
international labor advocacy groups.
The report, published jointly by the National Labor Committee and
China Labor Watch, documents the conditions and harshly low wages at
Li Kai Factory Number 5, presenting worker testimony and extensive
Despite the allegations, the La Salle Bank Chicago Marathon, scheduled
Oct. 22, has accepted New Balance for the ninth year as its official
apparel and footwear sponsor.
Contacted by WND, marathon organizers declined to comment.
Christian beaten for drinking water
Man suffers broken collarbone, dislocated shoulder
Posted: September 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
A Christian man is recovering from a beating that left him with a
broken collarbone and dislocated shoulder after he drank water from a
glass reserved for the poor at a construction site in Pakistan.
The report comes from Voice of the Martyrs, the Christian aid
organization with a vision for working around the world to help those
who are facing persecution for their Christian faith.
The report said Nasir Ashraf, a Christian stonemason, was working on
the construction of a room at a school near Manga Mandi outside of
Lahore when he got thirsty and took a break.
'Gaza preparing for war'
Hezbollah aiding Palestinians in 'turning Strip into south Lebanon'
Posted: September 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
JERUSALEM Local terror groups are working with Hezbollah to turn the
Gaza Strip into the Palestinian version of south Lebanon by smuggling
in heavy weaponry and rockets, building war bunkers and preparing for
a large-scale confrontation with Israel, a senior terror leader in
Gaza told WorldNetDaily.
"We learned from Hezbollah's victory that Israel can be defeated if we
know how to hit them and if we are well prepared," said Abu Ahmed,
northern Gaza leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group. "We
are importing rockets and the knowledge to launch them and we are also
making many plans for battle."
South Lebanon is largely dominated by Hezbollah, which developed an
arsenal of more than10,000 rockets it used to launch daily attacks
against Israel's northern communities during the group's 34-day
confrontation with the Jewish state which ended last month. Israel
says Syria and Iran provided Hezbollah with rockets and advanced
weapons, including anti-tank missiles, for use during battles.
Yuval Diskin, director of Israel's Shin Bet Security Services, told
the Knesset last month that since the Jewish state withdrew from Gaza,
the Palestinians successfully have transferred from the neighboring
Egyptian Sinai desert hundreds of tons of advanced rockets; anti-tank
and anti-aircraft missiles; rocket propelled grenades; raw explosives;
rifles; ammunition and other heavy weaponry. Israel vacated the Gaza
Strip one year ago.
"If we don't move to counter this smuggling, it will continue and
create a situation in Gaza similar to the one in southern Lebanon,"
Abu Ahmed said Diskin's assessment was accurate.
"I think Diskin made those statements to try to distract the Israelis
from their losses in Lebanon by focusing on another area, but he is
right. We are turning Gaza into south Lebanon," the terror leader said.
Abu Ahmed said his group is receiving help from Hezbollah to import
long-range rockets and train in guerrilla warfare tactics.
"We have warm relations with Hezbollah, which helps with some of the
training programs," Abu Ahmed said. "We don't have anything to be
ashamed of that we are dealing with Hezbollah and that we are
receiving training and information from them."
He said Hezbollah maintains cells in the Sinai.
"The Sinai is an excellent ground for training, the exchange of
information and weapons and for meetings on how to turn every piece of
land into usable territory for a confrontation with Israel," Abu Ahmed
The terror leader said Palestinian groups are developing war bunkers
inside Gaza similar to the underground Hezbollah lairs Israel found
during last month's war in Lebanon.
"Our preparations include the building of special bunkers. Of course
we are taking into consideration that Gaza is not the same topography
as Lebanon," Abu Ahmed said.
During its confrontation with Hezbollah, Israel destroyed scores of
complex bunkers that snaked along the Lebanese side of the
Israel-Lebanon border. Military officials said they were surprised by
the scale of the Hezbollah bunkers, in which Israeli troops reportedly
found war rooms stocked with advanced eavesdropping and surveillance
equipment they noted were made by Iran.
Abu Ahmed said the most important "tool" in the "Palestinian
resistance arsenal was rockets. He said his group learned from
Hezbollah that Israel can be defeated with missiles.
"We saw that with the capacity to bombard the Israeli population with
hundreds of rockets every day we can change the strategic balance with
Israel," he said.
Since Israel's Gaza withdrawal, Palestinian terror groups have been
regularly firing rockets at nearby Jewish communities. The terrorists
generally have fired three versions of Qassam rockets, improvised
steel projectiles filled with explosives and fuel. Qassams can travel
between one and five miles depending on the sophistication of the
Israel has noted improvements in Qassams, including rockets carrying
Israeli security officials say a large number of Katyusha rockets have
been brought into Israel. Katyusha's can travel about 12 miles and can
deliver large payloads. Hezbollah fired more than 2,000 Katyusha
rockets into Israel in July and August, devastating many northern towns.
Last month, Islamic Jihad fired a Katyusha rocket into the Israeli
Negev. It landed in an empty area. In June the group fired a
Katyusha-like rocket that traveled about nine miles.
"The Katyusha we fired (last month) shows we can have every weapon we
need," said Abu Ahmed. "It is only a matter of a small period before
Gaza is ready for war."
Remembering the Democrat war on terror
Posted: September 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern
As we approach Sept. 11, I think it is high time to remember the
Democrat war on terror and pay that war its due. I remember because in
mid-continent USA in the 1990s, I had a front row seat. I remember
because the major media choose not to.
One case in particular epitomized to me the nature of that war. I know
the case well because I had a chance to interview several of the
terrorists involved. At the time I was doing a weekly feature for the
NBC station in Kansas City.
The youngest of the terrorists, whom I'll call Amira, I first met in
1997 in a St. Joseph, Mo., prison.
The 23-year-old had already served one year of a two-year sentence.
She was lucky. Some of her 14 co-conspirators had received seven-year
This was a real prison, the kind with coiled razor wire on the tops of
the walls and big fat mommas in orange jump suits wandering the halls.
Amira ended up there because Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon was,
in his own words, "taking the hardest line of any attorney general in
the nation against terrorist groups." It is unusual for an attorney
general to try a case, but with a group this dangerous, Nixon was
intent on prosecuting the case himself and scoring some political
points in the process.
The trial took place in what presidential adviser Dick Morris calls
the "terror summer of 1996." Morris was referring specifically to the
destruction of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, TWA Flight 800 off the
coast of Long Island and Centennial Park at the Atlanta Olympics. But
we had terror enough in Missouri. I remember and am inspired to
write because I saw my first "Jay Nixon for Governor" bumper sticker
the other day.
When Amira told me the facts of the case, I was shocked. I initially
refused to believe her. I insisted on reading the trail transcript and
all the reporting around the trial until I was satisfied that I had
gleaned the true story. Here it is. Here is what caused Jay Nixon to
put 15 Americans in prison and has moved his fellow Democrats to
promote him as a future governor.
One evening Amira attended a potluck dinner at a church hall in rural
Misssouri. She had come to baby sit her fiancé's nieces. The potluck
was held by a group of constitutionalists, people who take the state
and federal constitution as seriously as fundamentalist do the Bible.
That evening they were holding what they called a "common law grand
jury" to assess the constitutionality of certain police actions in the
area. They were one short of the necessary 24.
They cajoled the apolitical Amira into sitting in.
One fellow who came before the jury had come to protest a judge's
treatment of his 17-year-old daughter after a traffic stop. The grand
jury had also invited the judge to come explain his action.
Needless to say, the judge blew the grand jury off, and its members
decided in the plaintiff's favor.
They told him that under Missouri law he had a right to file a lien
against the judge's property.
The plaintiff promptly did just that, and just as promptly another
judge expunged the lien. If this is where you expect the story to get
juicy, to hear tales of death threats and midnight raids on the
judge's home and fire bombings, temper your expectations. If you
exclude the reaction of the state, you have all already heard all the
tales of terror that are to be told.
The state police came to Amira's home late one night, handcuffed her
and led her off to jail. The state charged that she had "tampered with
a judicial officer by engaging in conduct reasonable calculated to
harass [the judge], namely, filing a lien with the Lincoln County
Recorder of Deeds on the property of [the judge.]" The fact that the
lien was technically legal and quickly expunged did not seem to bother
Mr. Nixon and his colleagues. Nor did the fact that neither Amira nor
her co-conspirators signed the lien or filed it. They had somehow
"tampered" and "harassed" and that was enough.
Given the Democrat control of the media, even in Missouri, Nixon was
able to poison the jury pool and convict all 15, aged 23 to 78, none
of whom had committed a prior felony. The fact that the 15 defended
themselves did not help much either.
So you will forgive me please if I fail to take Democrat squawking
about invasions of privacy or civil rights abuses or prisoner
treatment seriously. These are not serious people. Even if they read
it, this article will not cause two of them to question their
affection for Mr. Nixon.
Our liberties are most seriously threatened when the interests of the
executive in power are in perfect alignment with the major media.
Never was that more true than during the years 1995-2000.
And the worst stuff did not happen in Missouri.
Jack Cashill is an Emmy-award winning independent writer and producer
with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue.
Less terrorism? Posted: September 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern
You might have seen some headlines in your local fish wrapper that
suggested there was less terrorist activity taking place in the U.S.
* "Steep decline in terrorism cases," said one screamer.
* "Terror cases decline sharply," said another.
I can't tell you verbatim what your birdcage liner had to say about a
new study of terror cases brought by the Justice Department since 2001.
But someone needs to point out in emphatic terms that there has been
no drop in terrorism in the U.S. All we've done as a nation is
redefine it and set the standards for prosecution too high.
In other words, we're letting the terrorists go. We're letting them
off the hook. We're springing them to strike us another day.
Here are the facts of that study by a research group at Syracuse
University beneath the deceptive headlines:
* Prosecutors are turning down hundreds of cases because of weak
evidence and other legal problems;
* Federal prosecutors have declined to prosecute two of every
three international terrorism cases brought to them by the FBI and
other agencies since 2001;
* The rejection rate was even higher for the first eight months of
this year 91 percent of the cases turned down for prosecution.
This is not a drop in terrorism. This is an unconditional surrender to it.
In 2001 and 2002, federal prosecutors turned down only about 35
percent of the referrals brought to them in international terrorism
cases. That rate soared over the last four years, with rejection rates
of 77 percent in 2003, 65 percent in 2004, 82 percent last year and
the 91 percent this year.
While this charade has been going on, the Justice Department has also
tightened the way it defines terrorism cases over the last five years.
You know how this goes. Here are some examples of non-terrorism,
according to the Justice Department:
* An Egyptian Muslim shoots up the El Al ticket counter at Los
Angeles International Airport on July 4, screaming about Israeli
military policies while shooting at bystanders and employees of the
* The Beltway snipers, two converted Muslims, expressed sympathy
with al-Qaida and hatred for their own country.
* The attack by a Muslim on the Seattle Jewish Center in which
several women were murdered in cold blood by a man denouncing Israel.
* The ramming of innocent pedestrians by a Muslim who wanted to
kill "everyone" in San Francisco.
Some of these might be considered "hate crimes" by the feds. They are
all certainly considered crimes. But not one was considered terrorism,
when in fact you can argue that it is the very motivation for the
This kind of denial of what is taking place around us is terribly
dangerous for the country. We've seen it before like before Sept. 11.
If anyone thinks terrorists weren't hitting the U.S. then, you need to
think again. They were. There was Oklahoma City, which was blamed on
two non-Muslims, despite "overwhelming evidence of Middle East
terrorist complicity. There was TWA Flight 800, which was blamed on a
faulty center fuel tank while incoming missiles seen by hundreds of
eyewitnesses were ignored. There was the first World Trade Center
bombing, which was treated like a small-time law enforcement issue,
ensuring prosecutors and investigators would miss the evidence that
this was just the beginning of a major war on the U.S.
Quite frankly, terrorists weren't getting the ''credit'' they expected
from major attacks like those. So, as I've pointed out before, they
upped the ante. They raised the stakes.
No one could deny what Sept. 11 was. It was an overt act of undeniable
terror unspeakable terror, unimaginable terror.
Why do we deny terrorism when it is staring us in the face? Because it
requires action response. If we are not prepared to take action to
respond appropriately we instinctively deny the reality of what has
Add to all this that ''terrorism'' was never the enemy anyway.
Terrorism, as many have pointed out, is a tactic, not an enemy. The
real enemy is radical Islam. Terrorism is their tactic. If we don't
recognize that fact, it should surprise no one that a Muslim fanatic
can shoot up a Jewish center without anyone mentioning terrorism.
Let's not resort to doublespeak. Let's not miss the forest for the
trees. In our desire not to ethnically profile, do we have to give up
all logic and common sense? Do we have to change the meaning of words?
Do we have to put our heads in the sand?
Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally
syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. His latest book is
"Taking America Back." He also edits the weekly online intelligence
newsletter Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, in which he utilizes his
sources developed over 30 years in the news business.