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“It’s an Obama World … Up is down, big is small, losing jobs is creating or saving jobs, and heroes are asked to be seated. Yesterday, Jasper Schuringa, a video director and producer from Amsterdam, told CNN how he helped the cabin crew to subdue Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old who reportedly ignited a small explosive device on board the plane Friday as it prepared to land in Detroit. … In response to this courageous act of heroism, the Obama Administration enacted new policies today. The new rules will force heroic passengers to stay in their seats for the final hour of their flight before landing.”

Or as conservative blogger Sister Toldjah put it: “Heckuva job, Janet.”

Jihad bail

Several conservative bloggers were up in arms Monday about the case of Mohamed Ibrahim, a Memphis, Tenn., Muslim accused of making threats against businesses and saying he’d start a jihad. According to police reports, Mr. Ibrahim was arrested with a butcher knife hidden in one of his jacket sleeves.

“The FBI found three Islamic cassette tapes and miscellaneous papers in the suspect’s car, which were removed for additional study, according to the affidavit. Police charged Ibrahim with commission of an act of terrorism, filing false reports and disorderly conduct. He posted $100 bond and was released,” reported the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

Catch that last detail? A hundred bucks bail on a terrorism charge.

“Let me get this straight. He had a knife hidden on him, yet they released him on as little as $100? This is very serious, because what if he were to go on a rampage for real this time? … Either the police or the judge who released him have a lot of explaining to do. Residents of Memphis who care about their safety are going to have to demand answers from the local legal system,” wrote Avi Green at the Astute Blogger.

Pam Geller at Atlas Shruggs suggested that “perhaps Mohamed will kick off his jihad at the judge’s house. The judge is either blind, deaf and dumb, an Islamist, a Democrat or a Muslim.”

Added Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch about the $100 bail: “Clearly this far-seeing and right-thinking judge understands that Islam is a Religion of Peace, and that therefore this man only intended to butcher his sinful inclinations, as part of his inner spiritual struggle to conform his life to the will of Allah.”

Jihad recruits

Conservative blogger Jammie-Wearing Fool (JWF) announced sarcastically the “Great News: Waves of Suicide Bombers Training in Yemen.”

JWF linked to a report in the British tabloid the Sun that said, citing a Scotland Yard source, that “failed plane bomber Umar Abdulmutallab has bragged to FBI agents that there are more young men plotting to launch attacks on the West.

“The British extremists in Yemen are in their early 20s and from Bradford, Luton and Leytonstone, East London. They are due to return to the UK early in 2010 and will then await internet instructions from al-Qaeda on when to strike. ‘We know there are four or five radicalised British Muslim cells in the Yemen,’ [the Scotland Yard source said].”

But JWF is unworried.

“Don’t sweat any of this. The Muslim world loves us again. Plus the geniuses at DHS tell us this isn’t part of any larger plot, so go back to sleep. It would be terrible if we offended anyone by labeling them as suspects,” he wrote.

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