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Muslim Wins Cindy’s Nobel Peace Prize

From one of Cindy Sheehan’s myriad blogs:


Heart Connects

Submitted by Cindy Sheehan on Mon, 08/07/2006 – 11:13am. Camp Casey

Camp Casey Day
August 6, 2006

A year ago today, about 100 of us marched down Prairie Chapel Road in the awful Texas heat into history. Today, with very short notice, dozens of us marched down the same road, with the same results: no meeting with the cowardly cowboy wanna-be in chief.

Since we began Camp Casey last August, I have traveled thousands of miles all over the world. I have been to 11 countries and over one half of our states. I have met with heads of states and other parliamentarians and I have given hundreds of speeches and marched with hundreds of thousands of peaceniks all over the world.

I have received keys to cities, awards, Congressional Commendations, and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I capped off my year with a visit to Amman, Jordan the other day to meet with elected officials from Iraq and some human rights’ activists who told us about their country and their demands for peace.

There was some talk about trying to get Mother Sheehan nominated. Some America-hating lunatics even started a drive to pester their king lunatic, Jimmy Carter, into nominating her.

(Recipients of the prize can nominate others. Too bad for Cindy that Yassir Arafat isn’t still alive, though. That would have been a cinch.)

But alas nominations for the Nobel Prize are actually secret according to the Nobel Foundation:

Are the nominations made public?

The statutes of the Nobel Foundation restricts disclosure of information about the nominations, whether publicly or privately, until fifty years have elapsed.

The restriction concerns the nominees and nominators as well as investigations and opinions in the awarding of a prize.

So even if Mother Sheehan had been nominated she would not know. And she will not know for another fifty years, unless of course it is announced that she won the (now debased to the status of meaningless) award tomorrow October 13th.

But once again Cindy Sheehan has been caught lying. And about the Nobel Peace Prize yet.

Is nothing sacred?


Here’s an update from Austin’s (TX) KVUE:

Sheehan claims she’s Nobel Peace Prize finalist

Thursday, October 12, 2006


The president’s most vocal critic against the war in Iraq was in the Capitol City Wednesday night.

Cindy Sheehan was at BookPeople on Lamar & 6th Street signing autographs for her new book entitled “Peace Mom”.

Sheehan’s son, Casey Sheehan, died while on patrol in Iraq on April 4th, 2005.

“Whether you agree with it or not, I think we should all be reading books by the families of people who’ve loss their sons and daughters in this war,” said Turk Pipkin, who was buying one of Sheehan’s books.

Sheehan bought a house in Crawford where she and her supporters often protest near President George Bush’s ranch.

“What I really hope to do with it is to inspire people to do what they can to make the world a better place and to let them know that one person really can make a difference,” Cindy Sheehan.

Sheehan also announced at the signing that she’s a finalist for a Nobel Peace Prize.

She’s ratcheting up her claims.

Meanwhile the article also claims:

Sheehan’s son, Casey Sheehan, died while on patrol in Iraq on April 4th, 2005.

Sheehan bought a house in Crawford where she and her supporters often protest near President George Bush’s ranch.

Of course Casey died in 2004. And Mother Sheehan bought (through a bogus intermediary) a plot of land, not a house, near Crawford.

These reporters can’t even get the basic facts correct.

(Thanks to Justin for the timely question about Cindy’s claim.)


Alas, it was not to be.

From the AFP:

‘Banker for the Poor’ wins Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday, October 14, 2006

OSLO: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh and the Grameen Bank, which offers loans to poor people without any financial security.

“Lasting peace cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Microcredit is one such means,” said a statement from the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Yunus expressed his “pride” at winning for Bangladesh and the recognition it brings his microcredit bank.

“I think this is a wonderful recognition for our efforts at Grameen Bank, and for all the women who work for us and who have made Grameen Bank a success,” he told reporters at his home in Dhaka.

“I am also proud for the whole country,” the 66-year-old said.

The economics professor began fighting poverty during a devastating famine in Bangladesh, setting up the tiny Grameen Bank in 1976 to provide access to credit to people too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans…

His “microcredit” scheme gives entrepreneurs very small sums to start up their own enterprises. It reversed conventional banking by not obliging borrowers to offer collateral for a loan.

It loans the money based on the borrower’s desperate plight. As Yunus puts it: “The less you have, the higher priority you have.”

The Grameen Bank now has more than 6.5 million borrowers, 96 percent of whom are women. Its borrowers are also the bank’s owners…

Yunus, 66, started the bank with just $27 out of his own pocket, according to the Grameen Foundation.

His vision was to give the poorest of the poor money so they could become self-supporting…

By giving small loans to landless rural people, it aimed to break the exploitation of the poor by money lenders.

Borrowers used the loans to buy their own tools and equipment, cutting out the middlemen and transforming their lives through self-employment. Loans are repaid in very small amounts.

Grameen’s lending activities now contribute more than one percent of Bangladesh’s GDP, and its loan recovery rate is 98.85 percent.

Of course a Muslim would win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. It’s only fitting.

But Mother Sheehan was that close. Really she was.

Just ask her.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, October 12th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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