My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Some other people on the flotilla...

Nice guys, eh???
Bishop Hilarion Capucci
Aboard the Mavi Marmara
No known affiliations
Convicted and imprisoned in the 1970s for smuggling weapons from Lebanon to the PLO
An article in The Daily Telegraph from 2009 described him as a ‘veteran Palestinian rights campaigner’, without mentioning his conviction

Muhammad Al-Baltaji
Ship unknown
Deputy secretary-general, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood parliamentary bloc
‘[We] will never recognize Israel and will never abandon the resistance’

Sheikh Jalal Al-Sharqi
Ship unknown
Head of the Association of Islamic Scholars in the GCC Countries
Signed a clerics' petition calling to acknowledge Hamas's legitimacy, and to not prevent it from obtaining weapons.

Salam Al-Falahat
Ship unknown
General guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan from 2006 to 2008
‘We see Hamas movement in Palestine as standing at the head of the project of the Arab and Islamic liberation for which the Muslim Brotherhood calls... The Muslim Brotherhood supports Hamas and every Arab resistance movement in the region that works for liberation.’

Hazza' Al-Maswari
Ship unknown
Yemeni MP for Muslim Brotherhood-linked Al-Islah party
Critisised plans to de-radicalise captured Al-Qaeda members:
‘We cannot tell militants 'don't terrorize Americans' or 'don't attack their interests.' Those who plant hatred will harvest hatred.’


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