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The Quranic Concept of War

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2007

Strike Terror Into Their Hearts

By Sean Osborne, Associate Director, Military Affairs

15 January 2007: This past Friday I began reading a review essay written by my friend, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Myers, of a book commissioned by the late-President of Pakistan, General Zia-ul-Haq. The book was written by Pakistani Army Brigadier General S.K. Malik and entitled “The Quranic Concept of War” (Also variously spelled Qur’anic). In performing my due diligence research for this article it occurred to me that LTC Myers review of this book, in all truth, is the first ever done by a senior western military officer. As cited by LTC Myers in his essay, an observation made by Paul Sperry in his article posted December 14, 2005 on the website ( ) was the truth of the matter until LTC Myers review came along:

“Four years into the war on terror, US intelligence officials tell me there are no baseline studies of the Muslim prophet Muhammad or his ideological or military doctrine found at either the CIA or Defense Intelligence Agency, or even the war colleges.”

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Mumpower deserves backing for tough stance on drugs

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 16, 2007

by Jeff Goss
published January 16, 2007 12:15 am

I am writing in response to the article, “Mayor: Mumpower’s actions are ‘overstepping’ boundaries,”
(AC-T, Jan. 7), by Adam Behsudi.

It is a fact that Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower has taken on hard drugs and their dealers almost single-handedly, save for a few concerned citizens and some good folks at the Chamber and in school administration. But I don’t think that he is tackling this project alone by choice; I happen to know he welcomes help from anyone willing, especially the city and police department.

Mumpower has spent his time heading a weekly meeting as chairman of the Asheville-Buncombe Drug Commission, with a mission to eliminate hard drugs and their dealers from our homeland. He has organized countless walks in drug-ridden neighborhoods to protest the dominance of drug dealing, often with children within sight, and orchestrated educational forums in schools and neighborhoods. Mum-power has spent countless hours creating and printing posters and billboards, and campaigning to help steer the vulnerable teen away from drugs, offering a reward to those who turn in a “hard drug” dealer.

Is Mumpower overstepping his boundaries? Maybe overstepping his own personal boundaries by giving too much of his personal time and money to campaign against the force of “hard drug dealers.” Meanwhile, little if any of our high property taxes are being spent on this rising problem to prevent Asheville from becoming like other larger metropolitan areas, steeped in drug dealers and the crime that goes along with it.

Link to Entire Artice at Asheville Citizen-Times


Hold on Dr. Mumpower, reinforcements are on the way!

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