Muslim homicide bombers turn out to be citizens of England and "peace" activists

The British Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) reports that the two Muslim homicide bombers responsible for the massacre at "Mike's Place" (a bar in Tel-Aviv) on 4/29, were not only citizens of England, but also part of a "peace" movement:

Muslim homicide bombers, Citizens of England and "peace" activists
The two British suicide bombers who blew up a seafront bar in Tel Aviv, killing three people, had posed earlier as peace activists, acting as "human shields" for Palestinians, sources in the Gaza Strip said yesterday. [...]

A Palestinian taxi driver who declined to give his name said he picked them up on Tuesday last week and dropped them off in Gaza City after an argument over the fare to Rafah.

A Western pro-Palestinian activist said the two later took part in a protest march in Rafah to commemorate Rachel Corrie, an American "human shield" killed by an Israeli bulldozer last March.

"As soon as I heard the names, my heart sank," he said. "I did not need to see the picture, but when the picture came, they are there."

Hanif and Sharif returned to Israel to carry out the attack on a tourist bar called Mike's Place, close to the American embassy, early on Wednesday.

Hanif detonated his bomb when a private security guard asked to see his papers. Hanif's body was torn apart but the guard survived.

Sharif also tried to blow himself up but the device apparently failed to go off.

The public has been urged to call police with information on Sharif's whereabouts. Cdr Yossi Sedbon, the Tel Aviv police chief, said: "We believe he is still in the country."

The ISM, or "International Solidarity Movement" is the same group that allowed the fanatic Rachel Corrie to spread her hate of Israel and America (see "Flag burning radical leftist dies in tragic accident" - click here for more details).

Thanks to LGF for the link, I copy the full article below.





British bombers posed as peace activists
By Anton La Guardia, Said Ghazzali in Rafah, Ohad Gozani in Tel Aviv and Sean O'Neill, (Filed: 02/05/2003)
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?
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The two British suicide bombers who blew up a seafront bar in Tel Aviv, killing three people, had posed earlier as peace activists, acting as "human shields" for Palestinians, sources in the Gaza Strip said yesterday.

As Israeli police and intelligence agencies stepped up their hunt for Omar Khan Sharif, who fled after failing to blow himself up, it was reported that the two had spent at least four days in the Gaza Strip.

Sharif and Asif Mohammed Hanif, who died at the scene, were believed to have entered Israel separately. They travelled to the Gaza Strip last week through the heavily-guarded Erez border crossing. It was unclear if this was to receive orders, obtain explosives or establish their cover.

Britain has pledged to do all it can to assist the Israeli security forces, and officers from MI5 and MI6 have been drafted in.

Sharif, 27, who is married with two children, was a pupil at Foremarke Hall, the prep school for Repton, before attending a state school in Derby. He became a devout Muslim while living in London, where he attended university, and returned to Derby five years ago following the death of his mother.

Hanif, 21, was a secondary school pupil at Cranford Community College, Hounslow, west London, where he achieved good results in business studies.

After leaving school he travelled extensively in the Middle East and studied Arabic at Damascus university.

Scotland Yard said neither was known to police. The investigation in Britain will concentrate on their backgrounds, how they came to be radicals and who they associated with in London.

Al Muhajiroun, the extremist group led by Omar Bakri Mohammed, held meetings at the mosque in Hounslow where Hanif worshipped and has a strong presence in Derby.

Security sources said Hanif and Sharif might have met in Damascus. This may point to a link with other extremist groups, such as Lebanon's Hizbollah.

A Palestinian taxi driver who declined to give his name said he picked them up on Tuesday last week and dropped them off in Gaza City after an argument over the fare to Rafah.

A Western pro-Palestinian activist said the two later took part in a protest march in Rafah to commemorate Rachel Corrie, an American "human shield" killed by an Israeli bulldozer last March.

"As soon as I heard the names, my heart sank," he said. "I did not need to see the picture, but when the picture came, they are there."

Hanif and Sharif returned to Israel to carry out the attack on a tourist bar called Mike's Place, close to the American embassy, early on Wednesday.

Hanif detonated his bomb when a private security guard asked to see his papers. Hanif's body was torn apart but the guard survived.

Sharif also tried to blow himself up but the device apparently failed to go off.

The public has been urged to call police with information on Sharif's whereabouts. Cdr Yossi Sedbon, the Tel Aviv police chief, said: "We believe he is still in the country."

Police squads searched youth hostels and the area between Tel Aviv and the former Arab port of Jaffa.

Israeli security forces yesterday launched an armoured raid into the heart of Gaza City, killing 12 Palestinians, including a two-year-old boy.

It was unclear whether the operation, which resulted in the apparent killing of three wanted Hamas activists, was linked to the bombing.

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by JAMES FLETCHER BAXTER (c) 2003

Man is earth's Choicemaker. He is by "nature and nature's
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* * *

At the sub-atomic level of the physical universe quantum
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Only statistical conglomerates pay tribute to
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* * *

Biological science affirms that each level of life,
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The survival and progression of life forms has all too
often been totally dependent upon the ever-present
mutative potential and undeterminative appearance of one
unique individual organism within the whole spectrum of
a given species. Only the uniquely equipped individual
organism is,like The Golden Wedge of Ophir, capable of
traversing the causal gap to survival and progression.
Mere reproductive determinacy would have rendered life
forms incapable of such potential. Only a moving
universe of opportunity plus choice enables the present
reality.
* * *

The human being possesses a unique, highly developed,
sensitive perception of diversity. Thus aware, man is
endowed with a natural capability for enacting internal
mental and external physical selectivity. Quantitative
and qualitative choice-making thus lends itself as the
superior basis of an active intelligence.

Man is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes his
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man cannot define him for they are but the fruit of a
discerning choice-making process and include the
cognition of self, the utility of experience, the
development of value-measuring systems and language,
and the acculturation of civilization.

The arts, economics, and sciences of man, as with his
habits, customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest
of his perceptive and selective powers. His articles,
constructs, and commodities, however marvelous to behold,
deserve neither awe nor idolatry, for man, not his contri-
vance,is earth's own highest expression of the creative
process.

Man is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and significant
act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean fulcrum upon
which man levers and redirects the forces of cause and
effect to an elected level of quality and diversity.
Further, it orients him toward a natural environmental
opportunity, Freedom, and bestows earth's title, The
Choicemaker, on his individual and plural brow.

* * *

Deterministic systems,ideological symbols of abdication
by man from his natural role as earth's Choicemaker,
inevitably degenerate into collectivism; the negation of
singularity - they become a conglomerate plural-based
system of measuring human value. Blunting an awareness
of diversity, blurring alternatives, and limiting the
selective creative process, they are self-relegated to
a passive and circular regression.


Tampering with man's selective nature endangers his
survival, for it would render him impotent and obsolete
by denying the tools of diversity, individuality,
perception, criteria, selectivity, and progress.
Coercive attempts produce revulsion, for such acts are
contrary to an indeterminate nature and nature's own
indeterminate off-spring, Man the Choicemaker.


Until the oppressors discover that wisdom only just
begins with a respectful acknowledgment of The Creator,
The Creation, and The Choicemaker, they will be ever
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the mind of man to its own empirical and delimited devices.
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perceives and measures values. The rejection of transcendent
criteria self-denies man the vision and foresight essential
to decision-making for survival and progression. He is left,
instead, with the redundant wreckage of expensive hindsight,
including human institutions characterized by averages,
mediocrity, regression, and stagnation.

Evidenced by those who do not perceive superiority and thus
find themselves beset by the shifting winds of the carnal-
ego. The carnal-ego rejects criteria and principle for at
the point of contention standards are perceived as alien,
restrictive, and inhibiting. Yet, the very survival of our
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of the mind and of the spirit.

* * *

As long as some choose to abdicate their personal reality
and submit to the illusions of determinism and collectiv-
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to be tossed by every impulse emanating from others. Those
who abdicate such reality may, in perfect justice, find
themselves weighed in the balances of their own choosing.

That human institution which is structured on the defining
principle, "...all men are endowed by their Creator
with...Liberty...," is a system with its roots in the
natural order of the universe. The opponents of such a
system are necessarily engaged in a losing contest with
"nature and nature's God." Biblical principles are still
today the foundation under Western Civilization and the
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commend the present generation and the multitudes in
the valley of decision.

Let us proclaim it: The Season of Generation-Choicemaker.

* * *

CONTEMPORARY COMMENTS

"I should think that if there is one thing that man has
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from the presumption of freedom of choice."
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"The advocate of liberty believes that it is
complementary of the orderly laws of cause and effect,
of probability and of chance, of which man is not
completely informed. It is complementary of them because
it rests in part upon the faith that each individual is
endowed by his Creator with the power of individual
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"Our Founding Fathers believed that we live in an ordered
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dedicated to one purpose above all others - the
preservation of individual liberty..." Ralph W. Husted

"We have the gift of an inner liberty so far-reaching
that we can choose either to accept or reject the God
who gave it to us, and it would seem to follow that the
Author of a liberty so radical wills that we should be
equally free in our relationships with other men.
Spiritual liberty logically demands conditions of outer
and social freedom for its completion." Edmund A. Opitz

"Above all I see an ability to choose the better from the
worse that has made possible life's progress."
Charles Lindbergh

"Freedom is the Right to Choose, the Right to create for
oneself the alternatives of Choice. Without the
possibility of Choice, and the exercise of Choice, a man
is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing."
Thomas Jefferson

* * *
"What is man...?" Earth's Choicemaker
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* * *

Posted by: James Fletcher Baxter at June 9, 2003 09:27 PM


I'm shocked I tell you, so very shocked! Heh, seriously though, good info, thanks for the post.

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