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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Haq Of Seattle and Hezbollah

Chron.com on the Seattle shootings:
The man suspected in a fatal shooting rampage hid behind a potted plant in a Jewish charity's foyer and forced his way through a security door by holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl's head, the police chief said Saturday.

Once inside, police say, Naveed Afzal Haq opened fire with two semiautomatic pistols. One woman, Pam Waechter, 58, of Seattle was killed at the scene. Five more women were wounded.
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According to a statement of probable cause, Haq told a 911 dispatcher: "These are Jews and I'm tired of getting pushed around and our people getting pushed around by the situation in the Middle East."

Muhammad Ullah, a close family friend and a senior member of a mosque founded in part by Haq's father, described Haq as a quiet loner with few friends.

In a statement, the Islamic Center of the Tri-Cities offered condolences to the shooting victims and said "we disassociate this act from our Islamic teachings and beliefs."
The man is 30 years old. Dayna Klein was one of the women he shot. She was wounded in the arm because she was pregnant and she used her arm to protect the child in her belly. Three of the other women were shot in the abdomen. Dayna Klein crawled into her office, called 911, and convinced Haq to talk to the dispatchers. He eventually surrendered.

Over at Volokh's, the commenters want to call this a hate crime. The FBI calls it a hate crime. It's a peculiar sort of hate crime that targets Jewish women's wombs, isn't it? Kind of a genocidal hate crime, isn't it? If he's complaining about American political support for Israel, you'd think he would at least be shooting voters.

We need to keep this in our minds as we watch the Israel-Hezbollah war. Despite the disassociation above, Hezbollah has made a habit of targeting Israeli civilians (but not Arabs! only Jews!) and killing children. One of the prisoners they were trying to free by kidnapping the Israeli soldiers on the raid is Samir Qintar. I'll let Nasrallah speak for himself on this one, in an interview he gave to Al-Jazeera (which is posted on globalresearch.ca, a Canadian site which bills itself as being about "globalization"):
[Nasrallah] Under all circumstances, what I heard is that the foreign minister of the enemy asked the German mediator to intervene with us to return the two prisoners without swapping along with some sweet. This cannot take place. At any rate, regarding the negotiations issue, even regarding the two prisoners, I want to relieve myself and Hezbollah from this issue. Anyone who wants to talk about this then let him talk with the state, and the state then talks with us....

[Bin-Jiddu] Do you still insist on the principle of swapping?

[Nasrallah] Certainly, this is an issue that we cannot tolerate. In fact, if the civilians who were martyred, the displaced who are suffering now the effects of displacement, and the steadfast people know that it is possible for me to extradite or return these two soldiers without closing this file they will accuse me of treason. I will also accuse myself of treason. This is completely out of question. In the first day, I said that if the entire universe comes, it will not be able to take back the two Israeli soldiers except through indirect negotiation and exchange of prisoners. ...

[Bin-Jiddu] Regarding the exchange [of prisoners], who will you exchange the two Israeli soldiers with? Are you going to exchange them with Lebanese prisoners or Palestinian prisoners?

[Nasrallah] This is an open process, and I will leave it to negotiations.

[Bin-Jiddu] You still believe that Samir al-Qintar will be in Lebanon?

[Nasrallah] God willing. In this exchange, Samir al-Qintar will be the first one. What is the use of this exchange if Samir al-Qintar is not included in the exchange and if all the Lebanese prisoners are not included in this exchange - of course, I am talking about an open process?

[Bin-Jiddu] Your Eminence, let's put the other parties aside. You have a memorandum of understanding with General Awn. Has what is currently taking place shaken the pillars of the memorandum of understanding and your cooperation with the Free Patriotic Movement?

[Nasrallah] No, not at all. First, the memorandum of understanding talked clearly about first releasing the prisoners and liberating the rest of the [occupied] Lebanese territories, and afterward discussing a strategy for national defence. This is what we began to discuss. Hezbollah has neither taken advantage of Lebanon to liberate Palestine, nor worked towards restoring the seven villages, which are Lebanese territories. It carried out an operation to capture [Israeli soldiers], because the government's policy statement stipulates the release of prisoners and the liberation of Lebanese territories. So, what we did is a national Lebanese action, even in the regional sense of the word. This [operation] was carried out within, not outside, the context of the memorandum of understanding signed between us and the Free Patriotic Movement.
Here's another Nasrallah statement from July 12th, right after the raid. Samir Qintar's name comes up again, along with this:
Praise and thanks to God first and foremost for granting us this victory, jihad, and might, and for the results. First of all, I have to address the heroic mujahidin, who fulfilled the promise today. This is why their qualitative operation is called "Operation true promise." I thank them and kiss their foreheads and hands. With the blessing of these lofty foreheads and hands, the foreheads of us all will remain high and no shackle will remain in the hands of people in the occupation prisons. Today is the day of loyalty to Samir al-Qintar, Yahya Skaf, Nasim Nisr, and all brothers, detainees, and prisoners in the occupation jails.
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The second point is that I do not want to get into an argument about what happened today and say if this is our legal right and option or not. In plain terms, this is our natural right. This is the only and logical way that is available. Neither the international community, international organizations, regional organizations, governments, regimes – with due respect to them – nor political negotiations with empty hands will release the detainees.
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The resistance said its priority in 2006 would be capturing Israeli soldiers in order to close the file of prisoners for good. This is the priority. We have observed calm throughout that time in spite of all circumstances. I told some political leaders of the country in closed sessions that taking prisoners would be the only exception.
At the age of 16, Samir Al-Qintar went on a raid six miles into Israeli territory in 1979 by water from Lebanon. They landed on the Nahariya beach, and I'll let an Israeli survivor tell that story:
Around midnight, we were asleep in our apartment when four terrorists, sent by Abu Abbas from Lebanon, landed in a rubber boat on the beach two blocks away. Gunfire and exploding grenades awakened us as the terrorists burst into our building. They had already killed a police officer. As they charged up to the floor above ours, I opened the door to our apartment. In the moment before the hall light went off, they turned and saw me. As they moved on, our neighbor from the upper floor came running down the stairs. I grabbed her and pushed her inside our apartment and slammed the door.

Outside, we could hear the men storming about. Desperately, we sought to hide. Danny helped our neighbor climb into a crawl space above our bedroom; I went in behind her with Yael in my arms. Then Danny grabbed Einat and was dashing out the front door to take refuge in an underground shelter when the terrorists came crashing into our flat. They held Danny and Einat while they searched for me and Yael, knowing there were more people in the apartment. I will never forget the joy and the hatred in their voices as they swaggered about hunting for us, firing their guns and throwing grenades. I knew that if Yael cried out, the terrorists would toss a grenade into the crawl space and we would be killed. So I kept my hand over her mouth, hoping she could breathe. As I lay there, I remembered my mother telling me how she had hidden from the Nazis during the Holocaust. "This is just like what happened to my mother," I thought.

As police began to arrive, the terrorists took Danny and Einat down to the beach. There, according to eyewitnesses, one of them shot Danny in front of Einat so that his death would be the last sight she would ever see. Then he smashed my little girl's skull in against a rock with his rifle butt. That terrorist was Samir Kuntar.
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The next day, Abu Abbas announced from Beirut that the terrorist attack in Nahariya had been carried out "to protest the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty" at Camp David the previous year.
So - here's my question to those who want Israel to give up. Are you willing to let Haq, the Muslim shooter of Seattle go? Because Haq is a hero in some quarters. Suppose they start taking prisoners and demanding Haq's release? It's happened before. The FBI was taking special precautions when the blind sheik who masterminded the first WTC bombing was sentenced. What Israel is fighting for is the proposition that rules of law still exist. They're fighting for the proposition that a peace treaty with another country is no reason that four-year old children should be beaten to death. If you're not willing to let Haq off, what gives you the right to demand that Israel release Samir Al Qintar?

I'm sorry for posting this on Sunday, but I have been praying for peace. And this the answer I have received in prayer - there can be no peace until peace treaties are not the cause of murders of children! The government of Lebanon is not guiltless. The army of Lebanon is not guiltless. The people of Lebanon must choose. I got up this morning, and started to search, and found the above. And now I hand them on to you. The truth is that the direct causation behind Israel's current war with Hezbollah leads back to murders of civilians and children in 1979, and the purpose of those killings was to protest a peace treaty between Israel and Lebanon. Hezbollah will never close any treaty with Israel - it cannot, because treaties with Israel are not possible in its worldview. Israel is being asked to unilaterally declare peace, and there is no such thing as a unilateral peace treaty.

I have been told that I can pray for the protection of the innocent, the endangered, and the defense of the vulnerable. I have been told that I can pray for grace to comprehend truth and the courage to speak truth to be provided to the world's leaders. I have been told that I can pray for the law of life to be understood and followed by all the world's nations. I have also been told that That Which Is cannot intervene to save the children of people who adhere to principles of destruction, and that That Which Is will not intervene to save those children's lives, because it would be mockery of the law of life. He will receive them after death, and I have been asked if I really believe that surving to be raised to be a sixteen year-old killer of four year-olds is a mercy?

But I have also been told to keep praying for grace, because it will take a tremendous outpouring of grace to heal the long train of cause and effect which has produced the current circumstances. And I have been promised that That Which Is will intervene to save those that can be truly saved, and that He will receive those who cannot and once again offer grace. I have prayed for forgiveness, and I have forgiven. Let that which cannot be mended on earth be mended in heaven.

Update: Via Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Instapundit links to photographs of how the civilian casualties in Lebanon are being produced by Hezbollah. Who are the murders of civilians in Lebanon? Hezbollah. Don't lie. Don't go along with lies. Hezbollah is deliberately trying to get civilians killed in order to build world pressure on Israel. They are directly responsible for the deaths of these civilians. And here is a post on www.Ouwet.com, which is a Lebanese Armed Forces blog, saying the same thing about a different area:
The situation in Ain Ebel is unbearable. Thousands of civilians have fled to the village from nearby villages and more than 1000 rockets have hit the village, there is no more food neither clean water and diseases r spreading.

Now here comes the most sickening part:
Hezbollah has been firing rockets from the village since Day 1 hiding behind innocent people’s places and even CHURCHES. No one is allowed to argue with the Hezbollah gunmen who wont hesitate to shoot you and i ve heard about more than one shooting incident including young men from the village and Hezbollah.
Urgent appeals have been done through phone calls from terrified people who wouldnt give out their name fearing Hezbollah might harm or even eliminate them.

This is the true image of our brave Islamic Resistance, putting the civilians and their homes as body shields to the Israeli bombardements.

Let the message spread and let those criminals move out of the village once and for all.
Free Ain Ebel from the terrorists !
Here is another about Hezbollah's tactics. I urge everyone to read this site and post about this site, because it gives a true picture of what is happening in Lebanon, the desperation, the pain, and the sorrow. This is what terrorism produces.


Comments:
Noted Commentator Kirby Wilbur will be on the Internet
from 8 AM to Noon Eastern time to talk about the reaction in Seattle and elsewhere regarding the the
antisemetic attack that occured in that city last week.

You can listen to him at the appropriate time by going
to the following website:

http://www.570kvi.com/x7086.xml


Please pass this information on to others you think might be interested.

Kirby Wilbur's email address is at the following website:

http://www.570kvi.com/x3156.xml


Also you can get updates on the anti-semetic attack in
Seattle from this other (liberal) radio station that
can be heard on the internet.

http://www.kiro710.com

As a former Seattle citizen, I want to apologize to
the whole world for what Seattle has become.
 
Sound Politics is really doing very good coverage of
the recent terrorist attack in Seattle, Washington
USA.

http://www.soundpolitics.com

This article in particular is a must read.

King County Prosecutor Maleng Must Seek Death Penalty
For Jew-Killer Haq

http://soundpolitics.com/archives/006579.html

Please Contact the King County Prosecutor

norm.maleng@metrokc.gov

And King County Executive Sims who hasn't even
expressed much outrage regarding this yet.

ron.sims@metrokc.gov
 
In King County, the man isn't going to get death. He won't get life either. The prosecutor will have worked miracles if Haq isn't out by the time he's 55.
 
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