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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Where's the threat?

Chuckles and his Chuckleheads have recently been getting themselves in lather about 'death threats' so it's no surprise to find them all confused to what a threat actually is. This according to Chuckles is the new MCB chairman issuing a threat to Britain:

“People want to know what exactly happened and about the intelligence — is it genuine information, is it flawed — these are the questions police have to answer as soon as possible,” Abdul Bari said Tuesday.

“Trust could break down if things are not clarified,” said Abdul Bari, the secretary general of Britain’s largest Muslim organization. “Angry people can do anything, angry people can even feel that they should take the law into their own hands, so anger has to be directed into positive action,” he warned.
Is that a threat? Or an accurate description of what could happen if communities are being attacked by the authorities? And anyway, the end of his piece says it all, anger has to be directed into positive action. Is positive action a violent act? No. He doesn't say that. Let us remind Charles what a threat is.

Nals Rawna:
Many Commenters on that site have made death threats against leading Muslims around the world. Here is an email I sent to Charles Johnson, and the response, where he admits a commenter named "Rayra" threatened to shoot a CAIR spokesman in the head:

From: Nals Rawna Mailed-By:

Reply-To: Nals Rawna
Date: Jul 29, 2005 11:24 AM
Subject: A threat to murder Mr. Hooper has been made on the Internet

Dear Sir/Madam:

I'd like to point you to a popular Republican leaning internet site,
where a threat to murder Mr. Ibrahim Hooper has been made.

On the site,, which averages nearly
100,000 visitors a day, a commenter made the following statement:

"When is someone goimg [sic] to finally walk up to Ibrahim Hooper and
put a bullet in his brain?"

As of 11 A.M. EST, the threat has not been removed from the site.
Indeed, the consensus on the site is the only reason to not undertake
such action is that it would make Mr. Hooper a "martyr."

I would urge CAIR to take precautions with the security of Mr. Hooper.


Nals Rawna


From: Charles Johnson

To: Nals Rawna ,
Date: Jul 29, 2005 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: A threat to murder Mr. Hooper has been made on the Internet
Dear Nals,

The comment you pointed out has been deleted; LGF policy is to delete any
such comments as soon as we become aware of them, and this has now been
done. Thank you for alerting us to this.

Charles Johnson

Please note that this "rayra" is still allowed to comment on the site. If Johnson is so worried about threats made against him, why does he not dislcose the identity of someone who threatened to shoot Ibrahim Hooper in the head?
2006-10-29 14:14:01
Well done to Charles for deleting the comment. However, it shows that Reuters are far more pro-active than LGF, by suspending the 'death wish' e-mailer they've done far more than Charles has.

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