Saturday, January 27, 2007

New comment on Three Ex-terrorists: Detroit

I am bringing a comment up, so that it is not missed. Thank you, anonymous, for this information. I also paragraphed it in order to make it easier to read/see information.

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From: Anonymous

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post " Three Ex-terrorists: Detroit About to get a Dose o...":

Walid SHoebat will be speaking at UC Davis, Freeborn Hall at 7pm on February 6th after this event in Dearborn. Anyone on the west coast who wants to hear this amazing man should get their tickets early as the crowd is expected to sell out.

Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist who is now a peace activist will on campus. Shoebat will discuss his transformation from hate to love as a former terrorist. This lecture is excellent for anyone interested in homeland security, the Middle East, political science and history or just current events.

Admission is free to UC Davis students with a student ID card. General admission seats are $12, and special reserved VIP seating is $25. VIP Tickets can be purchased by emailing, regular tickets through the UC Davis box office, (530) 752-1915, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

This is expected to be a sold-out event, co-sponsored by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Walid Shoebat Foundation, so attendees are advised to purchase or obtain tickets early. A question-and-answer session will follow.

For more information on Walid Shoebat, visit or

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fwd: Press release for Three Ex Terrorist Event

This came earlier today, and is an important message.

God bless!

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Below is National Press Release. Please all those withing 100 miles of Ann Arbor please support these brave men and advise your Pastors and Rabbis in the Ann Arbor area to announce the event and request support at thier Churches and Synagogues.

Death Threats Against Anani: A Prelude to Upcoming Michigan Event

        Three Former Terrorists to Speak on World's Greatest Threat

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three former
terrorists will give "Terrorism: The World's Greatest Threat" presentation
at University of Michigan event:
     WHO:    Three Former Terrorists
    WHERE:  University of Michigan
            Rackham Auditorium
            915 East Washington Street (between South Thayer and Fletcher
            Ann Arbor, Michigan
    WHEN:   Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.

    Zachariah Anani, a former terrorist-militant and refugee from Lebanon,
will join two other former terrorists, Walid Shoebat and Kamal Saleem for
"Terrorism: The World's Greatest Threat," a presentation at the University
of Michigan on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.

    All three former terrorists risk their lives daily to relay their
important message. See: Recently, Anani has been
targeted by Islamist groups because he lives near the event. These groups
have mounted a public witch hunt against him.

    Prior to the highly publicized controversy surrounding his recent talk
at the Campbell Church in Windsor, Ontario, (across the border from
Detroit), Anani received death threats warning him against speaking at the

    The controversy at the church in Windsor is a reaction to billboards
placed in the Detroit Metro area, which advertise his participation in the
university event.

    Walid Shoebat believes that the extremists who are trying to stop
Anani's freedom of speech are also seeking to stifle the important
education Anani and his colleagues have to offer on terrorism.

    "In order to understand the negative affects of narcotics, reformed
drug addicts are often called upon to talk about their experiences," says
Shoebat. "It is the same situation here. Three former terrorists are
educating the world on the phenomenon of terrorism, so that people can

    The event is free and open to the public.

    For directions go to: /directions_parking.asp   

Walid Shoebat is the author of " Why I left Jihad."
His new book, "Why We Want To Kill You!" will be released in February.

Maria Sliwa of M. Sliwa Public Relations for the Shoebat Foundation,
+1-973-272-2861 or

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

FW: Jessie Foster is now on the National Center for Missing Adults website

Another website that may help people find their missing family members. Keep praying for these families.


Knowing is better then not knowing.


God bless!


-----Original Message-----
From: Glendene Grant

Hi everyone.  

Here is the link to get to it: / please pass it around, the more people that see it, the better. 

Thank you all, Glendene.

Fwd: About the story on GLOBAL / Jessie Foster

An update from Jessie Foster's mother, Glendene Grant

God bless!

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From: Glendene Grant

Hi everyone.  We have been moved back a bit on the Global story.  The producers of the show want to "make a big deal about this story", so it will not be on until Feb. 5th.  They want a chance to promote it more.  See the following email, I just forwarded it from Francis Silvaggio. 
SO; our schedule is now: Feb. 5th for Global and Feb. 6th for Missing Pieces.  PLEASE stay tuned for these, we need as many people as possible watching and listening.  Sorry for all the changes, but they could not be helped. 
Thank you, everyone, for your gives us strength, and all the prayers, hope and positive emails keeps us going.  Take care, sincerely Glendene.
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Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:24 AM
Subject: RE: About the show today

Hi Glendene,


It was great meeting you as well.  I was going to call you today.  My producers want to make a big deal about this story.  It will be promoted over the Superbowl weekend and run on Monday, February 5th.  I hope the rest of your trip went well.  I'll call you closer to the air date.


Take care,




From: Glendene Grant
Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 9:19 AM
To: Silvaggio, Francis (CICT)
Subject: About the show today


Hi Francis.  How are you?  It was really good meeting you & Tim, and thank you for doing the story on Jessie.  It is more appreciated than you will ever know. 

I have had several people ask me if it will be on Global Local News for all stations before it is on the National News?  Will it be, no matter what channel or time they see Global News, it will be on at 5pm and then at 5:30pm for National?  We are just not sure. 

Also, I can't remember if I asked you if I would be able to get a DVD copy of the story?  I am trying to keep copies of everything about this case...TV news and newspapers. 

Thank you.  Take care, Glendene. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

FW: Missing Pieces SERVER CRASHED!

From Jessie Foster’s Mom…. Wow, there really must have been some crowd trying to get to hear this!


God bless!


-----Original Message-----
From: Glendene Grant


Hi Everyone...the server crashed from so many people going on their site. 

They have people working on it right now, but the show will not be on this week now. 


But I am rescheduled for 2 weeks from now, Feb. 6/07, same time, same place.

Please, everyone, tune in then...I will send a reminder about it.

We are still going to be on Global news tomorrow and the Las Vegas City Life newspaper is doing a story about Jessie.  It is coming out in early February, I will get Matt O'Brien the reporter to remind me of when. 

If it is not going to be on their website, I am getting a copy and I will scan it and put it on our website. 

Again, sorry for getting everyone ready to listen to the show, darn servers, eh?  Glendene

FW: NEW NOTE ADDED: Tune in to Missing Pieces radio show today (TUES) & Global National News tomorrow (WED)

Addendum to the last one from Jessie Foster’s mother with different directions.


God bless!


-----Original Message-----
From: Glendene Grant

NEW NOTE:  I just noticed that the first link takes you to the Upcoming Schedule, not directly to the "CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN", you can get there by clicking on Upcoming Schedule, then"CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN", or just click on the other link: go there directly and then click on "TUNE IN".  SORRY EVERYONE, for having to re-email you all with this.  Love Glendene



FW: Tune in to Missing Pieces radio show today (TUES) & Global National News tomorrow (WED)

Mother of missing person Jessie Foster sent this announcement…


God bless!


-----Original Message-----
From: Glendene Grant

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to make sure you all have the link to listen today to the MISSING PIECES radio show.

Either go here: and click on "CLICK HERE TO TUNE IN", or go to: and click on "TUNE IN". 

I have tried it and I am able to get good reception from that site. 


Missing Pieces is a program designed to raise public awareness and encourage communications of information between people who can help locate or identify individuals in cases that have been classified as Unsolved, Missing, Murdered & Unidentified


Missing Pieces is a weekly 1 hour Public Service Announcement brought to you by and

Missing Pieces comes to you in the form of a radio show / PSA aired by WCAN radio as well as a resource / archive located at that is produced and maintained by LFGRC.

All production efforts, services and web space are donated by the above entities on a voluntary basis


Also, tomorrow, Global National News is doing a story about Jessie.  The Calgary news reporter, Francis Silvaggio and his cameraman, Tim Lee came to Las Vegas when Dwight and I were there.  They followed us to our meetings and interviewed us and many others while there.  It will be on the Global Local News first, then again a longer piece on Global National News after that. 


Hopefully everyone can tune in for both the radio show and the news broadcast.  Pass the info along to everyone also, the more that see and hear Jessie's story, the better off we will be. 


Thank you & love to you all, sincerely, Glendene



We are going to be starting to do fundraising again.  Sri in Calgary is going to plan a couple of dinners (hopefully one at Jamieson's Irish Pub, where Jessie used to work, and hopefully one at the Pig 'n Whistle - where a very good friend of ours, Mark Fraser used to frequent, and when he passed away, we went to his wake there - also Crystal's boyfriend, Aaron's sister has worked there for years). 

We are planning the same here, hopefully we can get dinners booked at Malone's on 8th (who did our first dinner for us last year), the Fox 'n' Hounds (where my brother's step-daughter works) and the Rock 'n Firkin (where one of Jessie's best friends works - or at least, used to work). 

We need prizes donated for our raffle draws and we will also have 50-50 draws throughout the evenings of these dinners. 

Monday, January 22, 2007

Fwd: Must Read: Newsweek column by George Will: The Attack on Kids With Down Syndrome

I could not agree with Nancy Valko more! Below is an email from her:

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From: nancyvalko

Comment: After my Karen was born with Down Syndrome in 1982, I read a wonderful column by George Will about the tragedy of Baby Doe-a newborn with Down Syndrome and an easily correctable defect in his esophagus whose parents refused surgery so that their son would die by dehydration. After reading so many hurtful articles about children with DS-including a particularly outrageous one by Peter Singer in a pediatric journal-I cried with relief when I read George Will's column. I sent Will my first fan letter and he was nice enough to respond. He remains one of my favorite columnists.

    What many people unfortunately don't understand, there is no bright line protecting people with DS (and other conditions) even after birth. As I found out both with my Karen and Baby Doe, there exists a bias among many people that even born people with DS have no right to exist if the parents or society would supposedly benefit.
   For example, when Karen was born, I had to insist that she be treated for her heart defect the same way any other child would be treated despite the offer to support me if I refused surgery because she had DS. Next, the surgeon recommended for her heart catherterization was overheard questioning the wisdom of treating "all these little mongoloids." (I refused the recommendation and told the cardiologist why.)
    Later on, I found out that my trusted pediatrician had made Karen a "Do Not Resuscitate" behind my back because I "was too emotionally involved with that retarded baby."
    We need to wake up. Lethal discrimination against the unborn inevitably leads to lethal discrimination against the born.  

Nancy V.

Golly, What Did Jon Do?

By George F. Will


Jan. 29, 2007 issue - What did Jon Will and the more than 350,000 American citizens like him do to tick off the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists? It seems to want to help eliminate from America almost all of a category of citizens, a category that includes Jon.

Born in 1972, Jon has Down syndrome. That is a congenital condition resulting from a chromosomal defect that causes varying degrees of mental retardation and some physical abnormalities, such as low muscle tone, small stature, a single crease across the center of the palms, flatness of the back of the head and an upward slant to the eyes (when Jon was born, Down syndrome people were still commonly called Mongoloids). There also is increased risk of congenital heart defects, childhood leukemia and Alzheimer's disease. Down syndrome, although not common, is among the most common congenital anomalies—47.9 per 100,000 births (compared with 77.7 with cleft lips or palates, which also can be diagnosed in utero, and which sometimes result in abortions).

As women age, their risk of having a Down syndrome baby increases. It has become standard practice for women older than 35 years old to be offered genetic counseling and diagnostic testing. But because of the higher fertility rates of women under 35, such women have 80 percent of Down syndrome babies. So new ACOG guidelines recommend that all pregnant women, regardless of age, be offered such counseling and testing.

The ACOG guidelines are formally neutral concerning what decisions parents should make on the basis of the information offered. But what is antiseptically called "screening" for Down syndrome is, much more often than not, a search-and-destroy mission: At least 85 percent of pregnancies in which Down syndrome is diagnosed are ended by abortions.

Medicine now has astonishing and multiplying abilities to treat problems of unborn children in utero, but it has no ability to do anything about Down syndrome (the result of an extra 21st chromosome). So diagnosing Down syndrome can have only the purpose of enabling—and, in a clinically neutral way, of encouraging—parents to choose to reject people like Jon as unworthy of life. And as more is learned about genetic components of other abnormalities, search-and-destroy missions will multiply.

Nothing—nothing—in the professional qualifications of obstetricians and gynecologists gives them standing to adopt policies that predictably will have, and seem intended to have, the effect of increasing abortions in the service of an especially repulsive manifestation of today's entitlement mentality—every parent's "right" to a perfect baby. Happily, that mentality is not yet universal: 214 American families are looking for Down syndrome children to adopt.

Jon, a sweet-tempered man, was born the year before Roe v. Wade inaugurated this era of the casual destruction of pre-born babies. And he was born just as prenatal genetic tests were becoming routine. Since then, it has become routine to abort babies like Jon because they are like Jon. Without this combination of diagnostic advances and moral regression, there would be more people like Jon, and the world would be a sweeter place.

America has, however, become a more congenial, welcoming place for its Down syndrome citizens who have escaped "screening." On the second day of Jon's life, the hospital's geneticist asked his parents if they intended to take him home. Nonplused, they answered that taking a baby home seemed like the thing to do.

Jon was born at the end of the era in which institutionalization of the retarded was considered morally acceptable, but in what was still an era of gross ignorance: In the first year of Jon's life, a network-television hospital drama featured a doctor telling parents of a Down syndrome newborn that their child would probably never be toilet-trained. But ignorance lingers. There are doctors who still falsely counsel parents that a Down syndrome person will never read, write or count change. Such doctors should not try to get between Jon and his USA Today sports section.

In 1972, the odds were heavily against Jon's living as long as he already has lived. Just 25 years ago, the life expectancy of Down syndrome people was 25. Today, because of better health care, better mental stimulation in schools and homes, and better community acceptance, their life expectancy is 56.

Jon has a disability, but he also has some things most men would like to have—season tickets for Nationals and Orioles baseball, Redskins football, Capitals hockey and Georgetown University basketball. He gets to and from games (and to his work three days a week for the Nationals at RFK Stadium) by himself, taking public transportation to and from his apartment.

Jon experiences life's three elemental enjoyments—loving, being loved and ESPN. For Jon, as for most normal American males, the rest of life is details.

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