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He went to the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while the law worked out if he was an “enemy combatant.”
Al-Ajmi denied all charges that he was an enemy combatant and a jihadist.
He was repatriated to Kuwaiti authorities on Nov. 3, 2005.
Last week, a Dubai-based television channel reported that al-Ajmi was killed carrying out a homicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq.
A friend of Abdullah Saleh al-Ajmi in Iraq, one Salem al-Ajmi, says: “We were shocked by the painful news we received this afternoon … through a call from one of the friend’s of martyr Abdullah in Iraq.”
Who could have predicted it, eh?
Writes Tabolid Baby, Anorak’s man in LA:
Weeks after the death of Herb Peterson, inventor of the Egg McMuffin, and following the passings in rapid and unexplained succession of Carl Carcher of Carl’s Jr. (January 11); Lovie Yancie of Fatburger (January 23), and Popeye’s Famous Fried Chicken founder Al Copeland, (March 23) we learn that Irvine “Irv” Robbins, co-founder of the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, has died in Rancho Mirage, California.
Not one was offed by their food inventions. No small achievement.
This weekend Anorak will be paying its respects to the founding fathers of fast food at a memorial service at the Brixton McDonald’s, where to save time – because what is food but time consuming? – we will mix the entire menu up in a food blender and drink it.
The party wiil then move on to the nearest hospital for a ritual stomach pumping and prayer…
AS Gateway Pundit notes, the death of FARC leader Raul Reyes is just the start of the matter:
The information found in the computers of the deceased leader of the rebel Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC), Raúl Reyes, was not manipulated by Colombian authorities, according to an Interpol’s report to be released next May 15, as disclosed by Bogota El Tiempo daily newspaper.
The Colombian National Ministry of Defense reported last month that authorities had seized 60 pounds of uranium that belonged to FARC after its dead terror leader’s computers were seized.
Closer to home…
GIVE up America, we have you surrounded. Did the Rom,an Empire fall becsue of depression?
Americans are glum at the moment. No, I mean really glum. In April, a new poll revealed that 81 percent of the American people believe that the country is on the “wrong track.” In the 25 years that pollsters have asked this question, last month’s response was by far the most negative. Other polls, asking similar questions, found levels of gloom that were even more alarming, often at 30- and 40-year highs. There are reasons to be pessimistic—a financial panic and looming recession, a seemingly endless war in Iraq, and the ongoing threat of terrorism. But the facts on the ground—unemployment numbers, foreclosure rates, deaths from terror attacks—are simply not dire enough to explain the present atmosphere of malaise.
THE religion of global warming in the EU:
“an informal dialogue took place on 5 May in the headquarters of the European Commission, bringing together around twenty high-level representatives of Christianity, Judaism and Islam in Europe…This year, discussions centred around “Climate change: an ethical challenge for all cultures“. President Barroso declared: “Climate change obliges all of us to take urgent action. Each part of civil society must contribute to ensuring a sustainable future of our planet. Thanks to their outreach and role in our societies, religions and communities of belief are well placed to make a valuable contribution in mobilising them for a sustainable future“.
Which religion is the most environmentally friendy?
Clue: It’s not the Cargoists, who are polluting scum.
Let’s have a heated debate…
MR Tibbs was identified as a traitor and a fascist in 1940. He lived in Rutland:
Writing from his cell in Liverpool Prison, Mr Tibbs admitted he had indeed, years before, belonged to the British Union of Fascists. They had an excellent agricultural policy, he said.
The victim of wagging tongues and English spite?
THE BritBlog RoundUp No. 168 – as compiled by Liberal England:
First a mention for the three bloggers who were featured on the BBC election coverage: Luke Akehurst, Iain Dale and Alix Mortimer. They all did a much better job than Jeremy Vine or David bloody Dimbleby.
And also a mention to Andy D’Agorne for recognising that the elections did not just take place in London. He went to Sheffield and saw strange goings on involving postal votes and taxis.
“One of the ten cleverest men men in Britain” is worried that Londoners did not understand the electoral system, so I suppose we should be too. Pandemian has some ideas for making voting more exciting. And Burning Our Money gives reasons why you should have voted early and often.
So how will Mayor BoJo do?
Croydonian speculates on Boris’s first 100 days. The more cynical Diamond Geezer has produced a newsletter for him so that he can get some ideas. And Barkingside 21 detects a climate of change in London – as well as leading me to the picture above.
Cruella-Blog has collected a range of reactions to Boris’s victory. Other reactions to the elections – in London and further afield – come from Elle Seymour and Ben Brogan. More reaction still comes from Liam Mac Uaid (Respect), Dave’s Part (Old Labour) and A Blog from the Back Room (New Labour).
Phew! We’ll give politics a rest and look at more interesting things for a while.
Meanwhile Feminist Philosophers has been to the Fem 08 conference in Sheffield – this week’s place to be if you are not in London.
Elsewhere Amused Cynicism explains why people go anti-science, Around My Kitchen Table writes of extreme sports and adrenaline rush deprivation and Bag’s Rants invites you to find the man in the coffee beans.
It tells you something important about the right and left of your brain, apparently.
Back in London, Northwest 6 reports on the restoration of some green space in West Hampstead.
Random Acts of Reality has received his first letter of thanks as an ambulance man.
NHS Blog Doctor detects “a little sleight of hand from those dear ladies at the Kent Midwifery Practice”.
The nominator admits that it is not British, but Jewcy is written by Mike Godwin of Godwin’s Law fame – the first person to mention Hitler in a discussion thread has lost the argument. Here he marks the law’s 18th birthday. “If Godwin’s Law had been a child, this year it would be old enough to vote.”
And Freeborn John looks at why some people have such laudatory Wikipedia entries.
To finish off, we go back to a few political postings that did not concern Thursday’s elections.
Gaian Economics urges the establishment of a “housing entitlement day”.
Freeborn John has a second nomination, this one looking at government plans to force people learning to drive to use an approved driving instructor.
And Burning our Money turns up again too, looking at Gordon Brown’s plans for a Great Leap Forward.
Finally, Blood and Treasure has found the perfect word to describe the prime minister.
TIM Blair: “Awareness is always the goal when enviro targets aren’t met. Awareness is the participation medal of goals.”
SAUDI Arabia’s SECRET AGENDA for Australia:
The Saudi Government – largely through its embassy – is believed to have funnelled at least $120 million into Australia since the 1970s to propagate hardline Islam, bankroll radical clerics and build mosques, schools and charitable orgnisations.
And Islam be linked to global warming and the hole in the ozone?
HIZBOLLA is filming in Beirut:
A fierce political row has broken out in Lebanon over claims that the radical Shia movement, Hezbollah, secretly filmed aircraft at Beirut’s airport.
THE Left on the Jews
Anyone who follows the politics of the ‘anti-war’ left will long ago have learned that the Iraq War is The Most Evil Thing That Ever Happened. The Nazi Holocaust; Stalin’s terror-famine and mass purges; Mao’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution; the Rwandan and Darfurian genocides – all are viewed as fairly minor misdemeanors in comparison to the US’s invasion of Iraq and overthrow of Saddam Hussein without UN Security Council authorisation. Even the former Most Evil Thing That Ever Happened – the US intervention in Indochina – is now sometimes viewed in a relatively rosy light, as Lindsey Hilsum made clear when, in the pages of the New Statesman, she favourably compared Henry Kissinger’s brand of foreign policy to that of George Bush and the neocons.
The BBC tested the meat at 40 pubs and discovered that 20 per cent of samples labelled “local” beef in south-west England were foreign. Furthermore, one plate of mince and carrots was responsible for the Omagh bomb and a wastrel of a sausage fathered a child called Armani (those finding are with the CSA right now).
The Food Standards Agency said it was disappointed by the findings and called for labelling laws to be clarified.
Scientists at Dublin-based DNA specialists Identigen found that eight of the samples had the DNA of the humped zebu cattle.
INTERESTING: “Baby snatching by Arlington County”:
There’s an empty highchair sitting in the kitchen of the Arlington home of Nancy Hey and Christopher Slitor. It’s their daughter Sabrina’s highchair. But it’s been empty for two years because thieves disguised as Arlington County social workers and judges took her from her parents. She was stolen with no public scrutiny or accountability. Arlington County social workers used unproven allegations of neglect in April 2005 to justify removing then-3-week-old Sabrina from her parent’s home. Her parents were accused – anonymously – of starving Sabrina. And they were deemed unable to care properly for their daughter, even with the frequent help of Nancy Hey’s mother and a full-time nanny. After more than two years of legal wrangling with the county’s Child Protective Services (CPS), Arlington Circuit Court Judge James Almand terminated the couple’s parental rights in June 2007.
THERE’S been an outbreak of tuberculosis at Birmingham’s Birchfield Independent School for Girls.
Health officials said 30 pupils at the school, which teaches an Islamic curriculum, had tested positive for TB.
The school, in Beacon Hill, Aston, confirmed the outbreak but has refused to comment further.
Are we going backwards?
Ali agrees with us:
Why is this stupid? Because it undermines the possibility of a genuinely UK imam corps being cultivated. Why is that bad? I’m not even going to bother to spell that out. The other problem is that the government is actually perpetuating the idea that Islam is a foreign thing which needs a foreign fix. This is bad for integration.
A US Professor is threatening a civil rights lawsuit AGAINST STUDENTS, for criticizing her in course evaluations…
The Sun has the image of the man who, on closer examination, is only “accused” of kidnapping the girl.
Says a “family friend”: “No one bothered taking pictures of him. He’s a bit of a loner and he is not one of the most photogenic of people.”
The BritBlog Round Up is up…
SAYS Susan Healy, Kate McCann’s mother: “I think Kate feels she needs to know what’s happened to Madeleine. Kate said ‘If Madeleine is dead I need to know’. That goes for us as well.
“I am absolutely amazed at the strength she has shown. I know she feels she let Madeleine down. The only way she can cope is by trying 100 per cent to get Madeleine back.”
WHAT did you first look at on YouTube?
Hillary Clinton Compares Outsourcing To The Holocaust – almost…
KNOW that Coldplay are to give away a free download of Violet Hill, the first single from their new album.
That’s how valuable their music is…
EARTH Hour – start your engines: “Appropriately enough I arrived to find my mailbox teeming with entries for the 3rd Annual Iowahawk Earth Week Cruise-In.
TALIBAN undone by Kyber informers…