Pinnochio and Friends Converted to Islam?

OK, this is just WRONG…

From the Telegragh:

Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories on the Turkish school curriculum.

“Give me some bread, for Allah’s sake,” Pinocchio says to Geppetto, his maker, in a book stamped with the crest of the ministry of education.

“Thanks be to Allah,” the puppet says later.

In The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan is told that he cannot visit Aramis. The reason would surprise the author, Alexandre Dumas.

An old woman explains: “He is surrounded by men of religion. He converted to Islam after his illness.”

Tom Sawyer may always have shirked his homework, but he is more conscientious in learning his Islamic prayers. He is given a “special treat” for learning the Arabic words.

Pollyanna, seen by some as the embodiment of Christian forgiveness, says that she believes in the end of the world as predicted in the Koran.

Heidi, the Swiss orphan girl in the tale by Johanna Spyri, is told that praying to Allah will help her to relax.

Several more books have been altered, including La Fontaine’s fables and Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

The clumsy insertions by Islamic publishing houses have caused controversy in Turkey, which has been a strongly secular state since the 1920s.

Other books contain insults, slang and rude rhymes which mock the president and the prime minister.

What the heck can I say, this is disturbing!

They were upset over the cartoons about mohammed? These are western classics for goodness sake!

Even so, I won’t call for any beheadings…

State Obesity Rankings: Massive in Mississippi, Lean in Colorado

From FNC:

Nearly 30 percent of Mississippi adult residents are obese. The state tops the new list from Trust for America’s Health, a nonprofit group lobbying to make disease prevention a national priority.

But Mississippi isn’t alone. It’s among the 13 states in which at least one in four adult residents is obese.

The 10 states with the highest obesity rates are:

1. Mississippi

2. Alabama

3. West Virginia

4. Louisiana

5. Kentucky

6. Tennessee

7. Arkansas

8. Indiana (tie for 8th)

9. South Carolina (tie for 8th)

10. Texas

The 10 states with the lowest obesity rates are:

1. Colorado

2. Hawaii

3. Massachusetts

4. Rhode Island

5. Vermont

6. Connecticut

7. Montana

8. Arizona

9. Utah

10. Nevada

OK, what happened to California!!! Those are some serious health freaks out there!

California: 22.7 percent obese, rank: 30

Wow 30? for such a high and mighty state they sure don’t live up to the hype.

If you want to know how your state ranks and it is not here go to FNC.

Not that I care, if they use the insurance companies model, I was obese when I was in lean mean fighting shape. They actually said 6’4″ should be..190lbs!!!

You should have seen the laughter when the NYPD guy asked me to stand up with the overwheight guys! LOL!

Sex Offender Guilty In Student Slaying

Just an update…

From CBS News:

A federal jury found a convicted sex offender guilty Wednesday in the kidnapping and killing of college student Dru Sjodin, whose body was found abandoned in a Minnesota ravine.

The verdict against Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. clears the way for North Dakota’s first death penalty deliberations in more than a century.

Rodriguez stared straight ahead as the verdict was read.

Sjodin, 22, a University of North Dakota student from Pequot Lakes, Minn., was abducted from the parking lot of a Grand Forks shopping mall on Nov. 22, 2003. Her body was found the following April in a ravine near Crookston, Minn. Rodriguez lived in Crookston at the time.

Prosecutors said Sjodin was stabbed, raped and left to die.

The jurors deliberated for less than four hours before returning the verdict.

The jury is to reconvene next Tuesday to deliberate on whether Rodriguez is eligible for the death penalty. North Dakota does not have the death penalty, but such a penalty is allowed in federal cases.

Illegal Immigration: Oh What A Tangled Web…

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica

As an elected official, when you turn a blind eye to one form of illegal activity in your nation, you also bear the responsibility for all of its tentacles.

Here are just a few:

On Saturday, August 26, 2006, approximately 70 supporters of Save Our State and the Minutemen gathered in Maywood, California to protest the city’s decision to openly declare themselves a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. They were met by an angry mob of illegal aliens that displayed offensive signs, damaged property, assaulted Americans, and removed the US Flag from the post office replacing it with a Mexican flag.

WASHINGTON — A veteran U.S. diplomat will spend the weekend in jail on charges he traded work visas for lavish dinners, New York City hotel rooms, jewelry and Las Vegas trips with exotic dancers.

TAYLOR, Mich. Authorities say a federal immigration agent has been charged with making false statements and accepting a bribe.

A custodian at Saguaro High School accused of raping a 14-year-old girl on the Scottsdale campus is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and shouldn’t have been eligible to work in the United States, an immigration official said Wednesday.

An illegal immigrant abandoned a 16-month-old baby in the desert after the baby began to cry.

Moreno, who is thought to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico, admitted to police that he struck Sadler after he went to her house to get money, said Metro police spokesman Don Aaron.

Moreno was arrested yesterday on a charge of criminal homicide.

He also faces two charges of assaulting police officers during his arrest and a domestic assault charge after threatening his wife in Spanish that he would kill her if she cooperated with authorities, police said.

An illegal alien previously arrested on a domestic dispute but not deported is accused of shooting dead three men outside a bar in Altoona, Pa., after telling police he had been experiencing blackouts.

A Mexican citizen who admitted he transported undocumented workers was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison…Each had allegedly paid up to $5,500 to be smuggled into the country.

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) – The head of the state Motor Vehicle Division says an audit has found the MVD’s Tijeras office illegally issued up to 100 driver’s licenses.

ICE agents, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), conducted an enforcement operation July 29, 2006, on brothels operating in Austin, Dallas and Oklahoma City. The brothels catered primarily to illegal aliens. Those arrested include Juan Balderas-Orosco, Francisco Castillo-Celaya and David Mendoza-Magana. The remaining indicted defendants are fugitives.

Feds Bust 25 Illegal Alien Sex Predators in L.A.

A Mexican national who attempted to kidnap a seven-year-old girl from a local Laundromat is one of 25 persons arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Los Angeles during the past three days as part of a joint enforcement effort with the United States Attorney’s Office targeting foreign nationals with prior convictions for sex offenses, many of them involving children.

A feared Zeta gang member is in federal custody.

While no one will talk on camera about the arrest, a DPS officer who works in criminal intelligence admits the Zetas are getting more dangerous on this side.

MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a highly organized and well-funded Central American gang, is infiltrating at least 33 states across the U.S., according to law-enforcement authorities. The gang is well-known in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C., for excessive brutality. Any person suspected of cooperating with authorities is hunted down, tortured and killed. Initiation rites include kickings, beatings and gang rapes.

An illegal alien charged with running into a house on 45th Street and causing the death of a 91-year-old woman will be deported.

The drunk illegal alien, Samuel Avalos Gallardo, was arrested at the scene, tried and sentenced to 40 years for the death and injury he caused.

Incredibly, the Nevada Department of Corrections wrongly placed Gallardo on a minimum security work detail, from which he escaped just six months into his sentence. Ten years later, this criminal is not behind bars where he belongs, but lives free somewhere.

LOS ANGELES — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers today repatriated a former Mexican police officer wanted in his native country for his role in a drug-related “massacre” last year in the state of Sinloa that left five persons dead and two others critically wounded.

On May 19, 2005, Gallardo, Zavala, and the other suspects allegedly kidnapped the victims, tortured them, and used an arsenal of pistols, machine guns, and AK-47 assault rifles to carry out what the Sinaloan media described as “the massacre“.

So much for “family values”.

Shame on our government, our elected officials, and anyone that supports this anarchy along with the further corruption of our nation by not securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.

Every death, every rape, every drug charge, every stolen identity, every violent gang crime, and each and every innocent hurt by an illegal immigrant is as much their responsibility as it is the criminals.

Our elected officials have the choice to stop this illegality from pouring across our borders. They took an oath to do so and then cowered from their responsibility.

The blood of American citizens is on their hands.

See also:

Immigrations Human Cost for more American victims of our governments lack of will to enforce our law.

And this page named, “Heroes” that states,

“Every day, brave men and women place their lives in harm’s way to protect America and Americans, from foreign nationals who would do us harm, with little or no regard for their own personal safety. This page is dedicated to those heroes who pay the price for the freedoms that we enjoy.”

And for more posts on this issue see:

Illegal Immigration Meeting Draws Protesters” from DeMediacratic Nation

Illegal Immigration a problem for politicians” from Right Truth

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

Series of 22 Bombs Explode in Thailand

From FNC:

At least 22 bombs exploded almost simultaneously Thursday inside commercial banks in southern Thailand, killing two people and injuring 28 in a region bloodied by a Muslim insurgency, police said.

The homemade bombs, which were triggered by mobile phone signals, were placed in garbage bins, at newspaper stands and near seats where customers wait for service in the banks in Yala province, said Maj. Gen. Paithoon Choochaiya who heads the provincial force.

Authorities said that two suspects had been seized.

A review of close-circuit video showed that some of the explosives were planted by women, police said.

The army chief in the south, Lt. Gen. Ongkorn Thongprasom, said some of the apparently small devices were hidden in women’s handbags or secreted into thick books carried by teenagers dressed in student uniforms.

“We received some intelligence reports, but we did not anticipate it would happen inside banks, especially on the last day of the month. We don’t believe they are that cruel,” Ongkorn said. Banks are normally crowded at month’s end with customers withdrawing funds from their deposited salary checks.

The bombs were set off in 22 of Yala’s 30 bank branches, both in the provincial capital and outlying districts.

The Islamic Bank of Thailand was among those attacked, according to reporters at the scene. The bank, set up in five southern provinces by the government, was created according to Muslim law, which prohibits interest.

More than 1,500 people have been killed in the insurgency since early 2004, most of them in the Muslim-dominated provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. The rebels are seeking to separate from a country where Buddhists form the vast majority.

Targets of the rebels have included government officials, school teachers, policemen, Buddhist monks and many Muslims suspected of collaboration with the government.

Violent incidents — bombings, drive-by shootings and beheadings — occur almost daily.

Last weekend, suspected insurgents killed the highest-ranking officer to die in the south since 2004. Col. Suthisak Praertsri and another soldier died when a bomb exploded under their vehicle as it was moving into a village in Yala.

Yup, it is all about U.S. foreign policy…

Illegal Aliens linked to Gang-Rape Wave

I hope this wakes up the American people about the dangers of illegal immigration.

From WND:

A wave of illegal-immigrant gang rapes is sweeping the U.S. while public officials and law-enforcement authorities fear drawing the link, experts say.

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, a Ph.D. researcher of violent crimes, told WorldNetDaily, “It appears as if there is a fear that if this is honestly discussed, people will hate all illegal immigrants. So there is silence. … But in being silent about the rapes and murders, it is as if the victims never even existed.”

Schurman-Kauflin, who runs the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta, participated in a 12-month, in-depth study of illegal immigrants who committed sex crimes and murders from January 1999 through April 2006. The study found approximately 240,000 illegal-immigrant sex offenders reside in the United States – while 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders come across U.S. borders illegally every day.

Gheen told WND he believes the number of gang rapes is increasing as the population of illegal aliens in the U.S. increases.

“Many illegal aliens have a rape and pillage mentality toward America,” he said. “The government has shown them they can break our laws on many levels without much fear of enforcement. Why should they think of rape or gang rape any differently?”

Gheen said, “Illegal aliens are more likely to engage in these crimes because rapes and gang rapes are much more common in the gang-rule Third World areas they come from.”

MS-13 Gang Member

MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a highly organized and well-funded Central American gang, is infiltrating at least 33 states across the U.S., according to law-enforcement authorities. The gang is well-known in Los Angeles, Houston, New York and Washington, D.C., for excessive brutality. Any person suspected of cooperating with authorities is hunted down, tortured and killed. Initiation rites include kickings, beatings and gang rapes.

Gheen said, “These gangs are forcing new female gang members to undergo gang rape to enter the gang and they are asking their male initiates to gang rape American women to become an official member of the gang.”

MS-13 relies on metropolitan areas with highly concentrated populations of illegal aliens to boost its spreading membership. Chapters require that initiates perform random acts of violence, such as participating in gang rapes, to gain acceptance, confirm law-enforcement officials.

Three MS-13 gang members were charged in the brutal rapes of two deaf girls, one 14, the other 17, in a Massachusetts park in 2002. One victim, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, was pushed out of her wheelchair before being raped repeatedly.

Illegal alien rapists often maintain several aliases, making escaping justice easier.

Jorge Villa-Gutierrez, 25, is in prison for the gang rape of an 18-year-old Douglas County, Colorado woman. He claimed to have paid only $100 for a fake ID and Social Security number.

Manuel Cantu, 28, pleaded guilty in Middlesex Superior Court February 2005 in Cambridge, Mass., to six counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 years old. Cantu also went by the aliases Angel Meza and Angel M. Salvador, according to court documents.

Gheen said, “Illegal aliens have been walking out of American prisons after serving their time at taxpayer expense without being deported. Our government can’t or won’t find the hundreds of thousands of known felon illegal aliens walking America’s streets tonight much less stop the new felons coming in tonight across our unsecured borders.”

The Violent Crimes Institute study established a pattern of escalating offenses among illegal aliens, whose first offense was illegally entering the U.S.

Schurman-Kauflin told WND, “Illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes first cross the U.S. border illegally, then gradually commit worse crimes and are continually released back into society or deported. Those who were deported simply returned illegally again. There is a clear pattern of criminal escalation. From misdemeanors such as assault or DUI, to drug offenses, illegal immigrants who commit sex crimes break U.S. laws repeatedly.”

Most of the offenders reported in the study were located in states with the highest numbers of illegal immigrants. California was No. 1, followed by Texas, Arizona, New Jersey, New York and Florida. The 1,500 offenders studied had a total of 5,999 victims – averaging four victims each. Of those studied, 525, or 35 percent, were child molestations, 358, or 24 percent, were rapes, and 617, or 41 percent, were sexual homicides and serial murders.

“Gang rape is a form of terrorism. It has been used throughout history as a weapon of terror,” Gheen said. “Most Americans do not see the war that is already upon us in our communities and neighborhoods.”

Some high-profile gang rapes by illegal immigrants include:

* December 2002 – In New York, several criminal aliens, who had passed in and out of Rikers and other jails without being detected by immigration officials, brutally beat and gang-raped a Queens mother of two near Shea Stadium. Three of the five rapists were illegal Mexican aliens with multiple prior arrests for crimes including assault, weapon possession and armed robbery.

* January 2004 – Four illegal aliens were among the five men who brutally gang-raped a New York City woman. “They punched me so hard that I was knocked to the floor,” the 43-year-old victim wrote before Supreme Court Justice Randall Eng sentenced one of her attackers, Victor Cruz, to 21 years in prison. Cruz, Luis Carmona, Carlos Rodriguez, Armando Juvenal and José Hernandez pleaded guilty in December to rape and kidnapping charges in exchange for sentences of 20 to 23 years.

* October 2004 – a 37-year-old North Carolina woman was gang raped by at least seven illegal aliens in Huntersville, N.C.

* Oct. 4, 2005 – In Immokalee, Fla., 14 field laborers, ranging in age from 18 to 56, broke into an 18-year-old woman’s home, dragged her across the street and then took turns raping her. The victim said the men choked and hit her until she became unconscious. When she awoke, a man poured alcohol in her mouth. The men removed her clothing and each one raped her.

* June 28, 2006 – Texas’ Waco Tribune Herald reported illegal immigrants Javier Guzman Martinez, 18, and Noel Darwin Hernandez, 22, have been charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated sexual assault of an 18-year-old Tehuacana woman. The girl had been cut with a piece of glass or “other unknown object.”

* July 10 – In Sayre, Pa., the Evening Times reported “Gasper Almilcar Guzman” was among a group of men who were found July 10 to be in this country illegally following a routine traffic stop in Athens Township. Guzman had been convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in Alabama in 2005. Guzman was deported before he could begin serving his five-year sentence.

* July 13 — In Noblesville, Ind., an illegal alien named Miguel Gutierrez, 20, faces two counts of rape for taking a 14-year-old into a garage and participating in a four-man gang rape on the girl. Following the gang rape, the girl was forced into a car and raped again, according to news reports.

* July 17 – In Greenville, N.C., Fernando Cruz, 41, Walter Ramires, 26, Luis Morales, 24, and Pedro Vasques, 27, were charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping of a woman. They drove the woman to a field path on the edge of town and took turns raping her.

* July 21 – Sinoe Salgado Garcia, a 28-year-old Fontana, Calif., man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl, was sentenced to a 30-year-to-life prison term, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise. The child was found hours later inside a shed, thrown over a 6-foot-tall block wall, investigators said. She underwent surgery to repair damage caused by the rape and sodomy, court records show. The site reported that she also suffered three facial fractures.

* Aug. 3 – Two young illegal aliens living in Charlotte, N.C., were charged with gang raping an Asheville teenager at the Red Roof Inn. They are 22-year-old Pablo Vasquez Osorio and 23-year-old Marcos Guerrero Fuentes. Both were charged with first-degree rape and kidnapping of a 17-year-old Asheville girl at a Red Roof Inn.

Does this make you angry? Does this make you want illegal alien invaders out of this country?

Let us not forget about the hospitals closing, the taking over of towns, the drain on taxpayer services, the impact on our Public Schools and all the other crime that is perpetrated by illegal alien invaders.

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President’s Radio Address August 26, 2006

From The White House:
In Focus: Hurricane Katrina

Earlier this week, I had coffee with Rockey Vaccarella in the White House. Rockey is from Saint Bernard Parish in Louisiana, and he and his family lost everything they owned to Hurricane Katrina. Rockey drove to Washington to thank the federal government for its efforts to help people like him. And he brought a trailer along to help remind us that many good people along our Gulf Coast are still living in difficult conditions, and that the hard work of rebuilding has only just begun.

This Tuesday marks the first anniversary of Katrina — one of the deadliest and most costly natural disasters in American history. In Mississippi, the storm wiped out virtually everything along an 80-mile stretch of the coast, flattening homes and destroying entire communities. In Louisiana, flooding left 80 percent of the city of New Orleans underwater. The human costs were even more terrible. More than a thousand people died, countless families lost their homes and livelihoods, and tens of thousands of men, women, and children were forced to flee the region and leave behind everything they knew.

During the storm and in the days that followed, Americans responded with heroism and compassion. Coast Guard and other personnel rescued people stranded in flooded neighborhoods and brought them to high ground. Doctors and nurses stayed behind to care for their patients, and some even went without food so their patients could eat. Many of the first-responders risking their lives to help others were victims themselves — wounded healers, with a sense of duty greater than their own suffering. And across our great land, the armies of compassion rallied to bring food and water and hope to fellow citizens who had lost everything. In these and countless other selfless acts, we saw the spirit of America at its best.

Unfortunately, Katrina also revealed that federal, state, and local governments were unprepared to respond to such an extraordinary disaster. And the floodwaters exposed a deep-seated poverty that has cut people off from the opportunities of our country. So last year I made a simple pledge: The federal government would learn the lessons of Katrina, we would do what it takes, and we would stay as long as it takes, to help our brothers and sisters build a new Gulf Coast where every citizen feels part of the great promise of America.

That was the same pledge I repeated to Rockey during his visit to the White House. This pledge meant stronger levees and rebuilt homes and new infrastructure. It also means safe streets and neighborhoods filled with locally owned businesses, and more opportunities for everyone.

Next week, Laura and I will return to Mississippi and New Orleans to meet with local citizens and officials, and review the progress we have made. The federal government has conducted a thorough review of its response to natural disasters, and we’re making reforms that will improve our response to future emergencies. With help from Congress, we have committed $110 billion to the recovery effort, and we are playing a vital role in helping people clear debris, repair and rebuild their homes, reopen their businesses and schools, and put their lives back together.

The federal government will continue to do its part — yet a re-born Gulf Coast must reflect the needs, the vision, and the aspirations of the people of Mississippi and Louisiana. And their state and local officials have a responsibility to help set priorities and make tough decisions, so people can plan their futures with confidence.

One year after the storms, the Gulf Coast continues down the long road to recovery. In Mississippi and Louisiana, we can see many encouraging signs of recovery and renewal, and many reminders that hard work still lies ahead. This work will require the sustained commitment of our government, the generosity and compassion of the American people, and the talent and vision of people determined to restore their homes, neighborhoods, and cities. We will stay until the job is done, and by working together, we will help our fellow citizens along the Gulf Coast write a new future of hope, justice, and opportunity for all.

Thank you for listening.