Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Obama's Role in the Mortgage Fiasco

Since the msm refuses to probe into the matter of what exactly Barack Hussein Obama's role was as a "community organizer" in Chicago or even what that term means, most Americans remain in the dark about what a dangerous radical this person who is asking them to place their trust in to lead this nation, is. To put it bluntly, a "community organizer" is a palatable term for describing someone who is an agitator and trouble maker. Of course Obama did not rabble rouse out in the open, he didn't actually take to the streets himself as far as I know. That would have done damage to his future ambitions to hold national office. Obama instead preferred the stealth method, maneuvering behind the scenes to create chaos. It turns out that Obama was directly involved with those who had a large role in causing the current financial debacle we are now facing. Community "activists" such as the folks at ACORN, which Obama was involved with, intimidated banks into providing high risk loans to customers with poor credit and who lived in bad neighborhoods. They accomplished this by occupying private offices, chanting inside bank lobbies and confronting executives at their homes. Obama as a board member of the Woods Fund, provided money to ACORN to conduct its activities. Obama was also responsible for personally training activists on behalf of Madeline Talbott, who spearheaded the drive at ACORN to pressure banks into provide mortgages to minorities who otherwise wouldn't qualify.

Just like every other scandal and unsavory character that Obama has been involved with, the media refuses to provide broad coverage of his direct role in the current mortgage fiasco. Since the msm won't discuss it, it is up to McCain himself to shine a light on this. At the next debate, he ought to directly confront Obama on his activities as a "community organizer" in Chicago and mention Madeline Talbott, and force him to answer the question of what he was up to with ACORN. At the very least, the McCain campaign needs to make hard-hitting ads exposing the role of Obama and his friends in the current financial meltdown. He should not continue to get away with concealing his own ties to those responsible, all the while placing the blame on the Bush administration or anyone else.

WHAT exactly does a "community organizer" do? Barack Obama's rise has left many Americans asking themselves that question. Here's a big part of the answer: Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit.

In the name of fairness to minorities, community organizers occupy private offices, chant inside bank lobbies, and confront executives at their homes - and thereby force financial institutions to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgages to low-credit customers.

In other words, community organizers help to undermine the US economy by pushing the banking system into a sinkhole of bad loans. And Obama has spent years training and funding the organizers who do it.

THE seeds of today's financial meltdown lie in the Commu nity Reinvestment Act - a law passed in 1977 and made riskier by unwise amendments and regulatory rulings in later decades.

CRA was meant to encourage banks to make loans to high-risk borrowers, often minorities living in unstable neighborhoods. That has provided an opening to radical groups like ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) to abuse the law by forcing banks to make hundreds of millions of dollars in "subprime" loans to often uncreditworthy poor and minority customers.

Any bank that wants to expand or merge with another has to show it has complied with CRA - and approval can be held up by complaints filed by groups like ACORN.

In fact, intimidation tactics, public charges of racism and threats to use CRA to block business expansion have enabled ACORN to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and contributions from America's financial institutions.

Banks already overexposed by these shaky loans were pushed still further in the wrong direction when government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac began buying up their bad loans and offering them for sale on world markets.
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Muslims Try to Force Alcohol Ban at UK Supermarket

The UK continues to spiral downward towards becoming an Islamic state. The latest attempt of Muslims to enforce sharia law on the people of Britain involves the Tesco supermarket chain, which has become the latest target of islamosupremacists who are circulating a petition to urge the Luton Borough Council to deny an alcohol license to the Tesco Express in Bury Park. More than 150 have already signed the petition. We can only hope that the town council will refuse to knuckle under. Muslims have gone far beyond simply exercising their personal religious practices to the point of imposing and enforcing their beliefs upon non-Muslims. This is the ultimate goal. Islamists do not simply want equality and religious freedom in a pluralistic society, but rather their aim is to force us all to be Muslims or dhimmis and live under a single Islamic caliphate. Islam is not merely a personal religious faith but a supremacist, expansionist political ideology. I refuse to believe that abstaining from drinking alcohol extends to the absurd notion that Muslims are forbidden from even shopping or working at any store which sells alcohol. What's next, demanding that restaurants not serve alcohol as well? This is similar to the bizarre idea that being forbidden to eat pork extends to Muslims having to be protected from even viewing images of pigs. This is a load of crap. Once again, Islamosupremacists are simply testing our will to see how far they can push us and impose their ways on us in the west. If we continue to cave in, they will continue to push further with more demands for imposing sharia rules. It has to be stopped now before it goes any further.

Muslims try to get alcohol banned at Tesco
Bedford Today, UK September 25 2008
By Sally-Anne Johnson

Petitions handed in as licence hearing looms

More than 150 people have signed petitions imploring Luton Borough Council to deny the new Tesco Express in Bury Park an alcohol licence.

The bid from the supermarket giant has upset Muslims living in the area, some of whom say they find the idea of alcohol being sold offensive.

Next Tuesday councillors will make a decision on the application, which, if successful, would see the store permitted to sell alcohol from 6am until 11pm every day.

Who's Behind the Financial Crisis

With the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, I have been thinking today that its too much of a coincidence that this financial crisis is happening at this time so close to the election. It has occurred to me that there is behind the scenes manipulation going on of the financial system by wealthy Arabs who want to place Obama in the White House. An economic crisis obviously harms the current party in power in the White House, and by shifting focus on the economy away from national security, which is McCain's strongest point, also benefits Obama. While Republicans are trusted more by the American public with national security, on economics they tend to favor Democrats. If you consider the way the primaries and caucuses were manipulated in favor of Obama and now with this financial situation timed weeks before the election, it is becoming increasingly clear that Barack Hussein Obama is indeed the manchurian candidate as I had said at the outset. The Arabs would have the world believe that Jews are in control of the financial system, the media etc. to use for their own benefit. They say this in order to cover up the fact that it is the Arabs themselves who control world finanical markets and manipulate them to their own benefit.

Voter Fraud By Obama Linked Group

The Obama linked far left Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is being investigated for perpetrating voter fraud on a massive scale in Michigan. ACORN has registered as many as 200,000 new voters statewide. It has been found that there were huge numbers of duplicate voter registration applications as well as names which were made up. As I have said, this man is no different than any third world thug who intends to force his way into power. He and his cult of brown shirt followers and enforcers have clearly shown they have contempt for the American constitution and everything it stands for. Of course ACORN, having been caught red-handed, is making up excuses that sloppiness or incompetence caused this to occur rather than deliberately attempting to commit voter fraud. Yet ACORN has a history of voter registration "problems" in Ohio, Missouri, Colorado and Washington.

The Michigan branch of Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), located in Detroit, is being investigated after several municipal clerks reported fraudulent and duplicate voter registration applications coming through.

The majority of the fraudulent and duplicate applications are coming from the liberal ACORN group based in Detroit, Michigan, which now has ACORN investigating the problem once again as well as the Secretary of State's Office turning over some of those applications to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to the report by Freep.com, the spokeswoman for the Michigan Secretary of State's Office, Kelly Chesney, says there is a "sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications. And it appears to be widespread."

ACORN has registered 200,000 voters statewide in recent months with the use of paid, part time employees.

In recent years, ACORN's voter registration programs have come under investigation in Ohio, Colorado, Missouri and Washington, with some employees convicted of voter fraud.


Examples of the problems they are finding with some of the ACORN submitted applications are numerous applications filed in one name, described as a "huge number," and some with names that appear to be made up.
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama's Stormtroopers

Missouri's governor Matt Blunt is accusing the Obama campaign of using police state tactics to suppress any criticism of the candidate. Missouri law enforcement and its justice system are being abused with people being threatened with prosecution and criminal punishment who dare to make ads or speak out on media outlets or the internet against this ruthless megalomaniac.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290
Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”


Perhaps hussein obama has received pointers from his cousin Odinga in Kenya on how to intimidate the opposition in his quest for power. Obama is nothing but a third world style thug who intends to gain power by force if necessary. If he can do this as a candidate, imagine what we are in for should he become president. Expect the constitution to be figuratively torn up, thrown in the trash and America becoming a banana republic.

Jewish Blog Canival

Check out this week's edition, #184, of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim featured at A Barbaric Yawp.

Obnoxious Promotion of Obama

Another obnoxious comedienne and Obama cultist, Sarah Silverman, is involved in an equally obnoxious video created by Jewsvote.org, promoting the election of Barack Hussein Obama.

“A little man named Al Gore got f**ked by Florida.”
“All their friends are dying” (with regard to grandparents).
“John means toilet or a guy who f**ks hookers.”
Obama is “circumsupersized.” [i.e. he has a big penis--a real qualification there]
“You don’t have to use facts, use threats.” [Silverman suggests grandchildren threaten to not visit their grandparents if they vote for McCain.]
“Obama is the goodest person we have ever had as a Presidential choice.”
“He’s probably our last hope of ending this country’s reputation as the assholes of the universe.” [Note the basic theme that the United States is no good, and recall Michelle Obama's statement that she was never proud of America until her husband ran for President.]
“If you vote for McCain, to me you’re a s**t-stain.” [Silverman suggests that grandchildren say this to their grandparents.]
h/t Israpundit



This is typical of the kind of contempt the Obama campaign and its followers have been expressing for senior citizens, especially for older white women, also the white working class and anyone who is outside of the cult of obama, ever since the primaries. This is how they expect to receive votes, by insulting and belittling. I know this is supposed to be humor and that I shouldn't take her comments seriously, but this is actually the underlying attitude which prevails amongst Obama followers towards those of us who oppose his run for the presidency. If you'll notice, they can never give you a straight answer as to what qualifies Obama to be president, they simply attack you as racist for opposing him as though there couldn't possibly be anything flawed about the candidate himself. They must be sent a huge message come November. Obama can't simply lose this election, it must be a landslide victory for McCain across all demographics and regions throughout the country. The only groups he should be able to win are blacks and Hollywood.

Surrendering to Jihadis

America is truly in a very vulnerable position when those we entrust to protect our national security have succumbed to political correctness and dhimmitude. Throughout our counterterrorism community, including homeland security, law enforcement and the military, they have been convinced to forgo use of terms such as "jihad" "Islamist" and "mujahedeen." And now there is a growing belief amongst the counterterrorism community that engagement and negotiations is the way to deal with islamosupremacists rather than confronting them militarily. This is a very alarming situation which has been allowed to proceed even under a GOP administration. One would think that personnel involved in counterterrorism would have to bother to become knowledgeable about Islam, yet they are clueless. How do they expect to prevent terrorism by giving legitimacy to extremist pro-jihad groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and its many offshoots?

In the "stealth Jihad" war of ideas over the past year, one American institution after another has signaled its willingness to surrender to the advocates of Islamic supremacism -- our homeland security, our military, and our law enforcement. Islamic supremacist groups have "guided" such American government organizations to create a "terror lexicon" that excludes "Jihad," to promote "progress" over "liberty," to blackball those who would confront the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic supremacists, to "train" our law enforcement, and to openly promote engagement with Islamic supremacist organizations as part of counterterrorism tactics.

Six months ago, the growing surrender in the war of ideas by America's counterterrorism community was seen by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) memorandum endorsing the DHS "terror lexicon" prohibiting the use of the terms such as "Jihad," "Islamist," "mujahedeen." This milestone was part of a trend that has been growing for nearly two years. Since the November 2006 mid-term elections resulting in a Democratic Congressional majority, a growing number in counterterrorist organizations have been moving towards promoting analysts that support negotiations, rather than confrontation, with Islamic supremacists. The belief among some is that, should the Democratic Party win the presidency, a new Democratic administration would seek such "engagement" policies. As the presidential campaign has heated up, this emphasis has accelerated in some counterterrorist organizations, which fear ending up on the outside looking in.

However, over the past seven years, a vacuum of strategic war planning on Islamic supremacism by the U.S. military, intelligence, and executive branch (seen in today's "war on extremism") has made America increasingly dependent on what little strategic thinking that has been available from the counterterrorism community. The growing surrender of counterterrorism groups to the policies of appeasement and "engagement," legitimizing Islamic supremacists, undermines one of the last remaining "strategic voices" on Jihad. Increasingly, the numbers are shrinking in counterterrorism communities who seek confrontation against Jihadists and Islamic supremacists; some voices are being marginalized and silenced. This growing surrender will require average American citizens to increase their activism in demanding that their government representatives confront Jihad and Islamic supremacism.

September 23 will mark yet another milestone in the growing surrender of America's counterterrorism organizations, as Capitol Hill will be used to promote the ideas of those who think America should "engage" with Islamic supremacist groups.
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Smearing Israel

The British press is among the most viciously anti-Israel. And one particular columnist of note, is the Independent's Johann Hari, who, having been previously fisked by Honestreporting, accused them of attempting to silence his freedom of speech simply for pointing out how he got everything completely wrong in his column attacking Israel. Yet despite being shown the ere of his ways, he continues smearing Israel and expressing sympathy towards and justifying Palestinian terrorism. Honest reporting once again fisks his latest hit piece against Israel. For example Hari reverses cause and effect:

"How would Livni's parents have responded to mass punishment - blockades, checkpoints, bullets? Would they shrug and surrender?"

Either this guy is completely clueless or malicious. If its the former, then someone needs to explain to him that Palestinian terrorism against Israelis PRECEDED blockades and checkpoints.

Hari is adept at employing inappropriate or inaccurate imagery and almost immediately mentions the "military's blockade of Gaza - reducing it to rubble just a short drive from hi-tech Tel Aviv". In reality, with or without the current ceasefire, Israel has certainly not been reducing Gaza to "rubble". Israel also has no apologies to make for building a state that includes "hi-tech" Tel Aviv and other highly developed cities in stark contrast to Palestinian mismanagement of their own resources.

With no context and the implication that Israel acts aggressively out of sheer malice, Hari refers to "how desensitised Israel has become to the violence committed in its name" and how "the potential indictment for war crimes of Livni's main rival, Shaul Mofaz, was barely an issue." There is a simple reason why this was barely an issue - this apparent "story" as reported by The Independent itself, refers to one letter from an Israeli professor urging the Attorney General to investigate Mofaz based on allegations published by journalists in a book. Hari (and The Independent at the time) have simply embellished a non-story.
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Embracing and Abetting Evil

As Iran's dictator, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the holocaust and plots to perpetrate a future one, the international community not only does nothing to stop him, but actually embraces him and gives further legitimacy to his rogue regime. He should be shunned, isolated and treated as a pariah by the free world because of the genocidal monster that he is. He not only has openly stated his intention to wipe Israel off the map and is developing the weapons to enable him to do just that, he violates the human rights of his own countrymen. Young people have been executed for being gay, members of religious minorities such as Baha'is and Christians are imprisoned for apostasy and are subjected to prolonged detention, torture, and the death penalty and of course there is the enforcement of Islamic dress codes on women and the imprisonment and torture of dissidents. You would think that Christian groups here in America would be out in protest against this creature, but instead some have embraced him under the guise of advancing "peace". But rather than advancing peace, they are abetting evil. This is how hitler was treated in the 30's and the world learns nothing from history.

Some of the surreal happenings during the dictator's trip to New York include religious groups such as the Mennonite Central Committee and American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker outreach group, inviting this genocidal madman to a formal dinner. At the UN he receives applause and delegates take pictures of him as if he were a Hollywood celebrity and not surprisingly radical nut fringe groups like code pink meet with him and pitch a "peace park" and advocate investing in an Iranian bicycle maker and make inane statements such as “he’s really about peace and human rights and respecting justice”. That is exactly what code pink founder Jodie Evans said about the Iranian dictator. Try telling that to women, gays, non-muslims and political dissidents in Iran who have been victimized by the brutal mullah regime. He must laugh his ass off in private at these useful idiots in the west.

These types of people are the greatest hinderance in our fight against the global islamic jihad. Is it any wonder why ahmadinejad feels emboldened in his pursuit of nuclear weapons and support of terrorist groups when he has such useful idiots and even downright evil-minded people who actually do want to destroy America and Israel?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another Radical Friend of Obama Revealed

What has Barack Hussein Obama actually achieved to be even remotely considered for the position of president of the United States? His sole accomplishment has been as a community organizer with a clique of radical 60's leftists in Chicago. Through his marxist mentors he was trained in the Saul Alinsky tactics of agitating, bullying and browbeating business and government leaders to provide handouts to inner city blacks.

Yet another radical leftist with ties to Obama has been uncovered. John L. McKnight wrote a letter of recommendation to Harvard law school on behalf of Obama. McKnight is a disciple of Alinsky and sits on the boards of various anti-American groups in Chicago.

Obama in his 2006 memoir alludes to McKnight – whom he describes as an "older man who had been active in the civil rights efforts in Chicago in the sixties" – but stops short of identifying him by name. He referred to him only as "my friend."

But McKnight, who enforced affirmative action for Attorney General Robert Kennedy, was far more than that to young Obama. He helped train him in the agitation tactics of Alinsky, who wrote the organizing manual, "Rules for Radicals," which he dedicated to mankind's "very first radical, Lucifer."

The Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation lists McKnight as a board director. From1985 to 1988, Obama worked for a subsidiary of Gamaliel, where he cut his teeth as a community organizer on Chicago's South Side. McKnight and Gamaliel, which was founded on Alinsky's principles, provided training for the budding radical.

Before leaving for Harvard, Obama wrote an article published in a journal titled, "After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois," in which he praised McKnight and his organizing strategies. He also decried "institutional racism" and called for more "power" to put in place "a systematic approach to community organization."

Barack Obama teaching Alinsky organizing tactics

While at Harvard, he found time to take advanced training courses at the Industrial Areas Foundation, a group founded by Alinsky and affiliated with Gamaliel. He also would return to Chicago to work as a consultant and trainer for Gamaliel.

Under the tutelage of McKnight and other hardcore students of Alinsky, Obama says he got the "best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School." He made the remark last year while campaigning in Iowa.

His mentor McKnight also sits on the board of a militant leftist group called the National People's Action, the professor's curriculum vita reveals. NPA employs the hardball street tactics of Alinskyite organizing.

NPA claims to be simply a coalition of neighborhood advocacy groups based in Chicago, but conservative analyst Michelle Malkin describes it as a "left-wing goon squad." She says NPA has been known to bus hundreds of angry protestors to the homes of business and government leaders to demand "justice" for inner-city blacks.

While preparing to intimidate the families of officials and trample over their private property, she says NPA picketers belt out the following battle cry:
Who's on your hit list, NPA?
Who's on your hit list for today?
Take no prisoner, take no names.
Kick 'em in the a-- when they play their games.
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Muslim "Students" Want the Right to Incite Murder

Muslim Students are fighting for the right to incite murder against Jews. The jihadis are angered because the University of Southern California actually did the right thing. Instead of caving to islamists, as universities are usually apt to do, the school removed from MSA’s website a passage from the hadiths which call for the murder of Jews. Radical Muslims will cite this country’s constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of religion when it suits their purposes like spewing hatred and advocating violence against us. Yet they demand we make it a crime for anyone to criticize islam such as expressing our horror of and objection to “honor” killings, female genital mutilation, stonings, gender and religious apartheid, suicide bombings and all of the other myriad evils which are committed in the name of Islam. Free speech is only for the Islamosupremacists, even and especially that which incites hatred and violence against kaffirs.

Muslim students at the University of Southern California are enraged by the school's recent decision to remove from a student group's website an Islamic text that encourages the murder of Jews.

Until recently, the website of the now-defunct Muslim Student Association, which is hosted on the university's servers, had featured the full text of the hadiths, the words of Mohammed that are not found in the Koran.

One of those hadiths calls on Muslims to "fight against the Jews and...kill them," and promises that even the stones and the trees will assist Muslims in that gruesome task.

A statement issued by the Muslim Student Union at USC suggested that the hadith was being taken out of context, and called the school's decision to remove it from the website "unprecedented and unconscionable."

The Muslim Student Union accused the USC administration of practicing unfair censorship.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stop Sharia in its Tracks

Alarmed by England officially instituting sharia courts, U.S. rep. Tom Tancredo is trying to stop sharia in its tracks before it takes hold in this country. He has introduced a bill dubbed the “Jihad Prevention Act,” which would bar the entry of foreigners who advocate sharia law, and any Muslim already in the U.S. who advocates sharia law would be eligible for deportation. The only law of the land is the U.S. constitution. Whoever can't or won't accept that, does not belong in America. We have to resist any push towards sharia now, lest we wind up like England and much of Europe, destroying ourselves from with in by accommodating those who's beliefs are diametrically opposed to our own set of values.

WASHINGTON, DC – Amid disturbing revelations that the verdicts of Islamic Sharia courts are now legally binding in civil cases in the United Kingdom, U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) moved quickly today to introduce legislation designed to protect the United States from a similar fate.

According to recent news reports, a new network of Sharia courts in a half-dozen major cities in the U.K. have been empowered under British law to adjudicate a wide variety of legal cases ranging from divorces and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

“This is a case where truth is truly stranger than fiction,” said Tancredo. “Today the British people are learning a hard lesson about the consequences of massive, unrestricted immigration.”

Sharia law, favored by Muslim extremists around the world, often calls for brutal punishment – such as the stoning of women who are accused of adultery or have children out of wedlock, cutting off the hands of petty thieves and lashings for the casual consumption of alcohol. Under Sharia law, a woman is often required to provide numerous witnesses to prove rape allegations against an assailant – a near impossible task.

“When you have an immigration policy that allows for the importation of millions of radical Muslims, you are also importing their radical ideology – an ideology that is fundamentally hostile to the foundations of western democracy – such as gender equality, pluralism, and individual liberty,” said Tancredo. “The best way to safeguard America against the importation of the destructive effects of this poisonous ideology is to prevent its purveyors from coming here in the first place.”
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Obama's Ugly, Divisive Campaign

The campaign of Barack Hussein Obama is in overdrive with its vicious, divisive, race-baiting tactics. Rep. Alcee Hastings, speaking before an audience of Jewish Democrats in Florida, explains why he thinks Sarah Palin is a threat to Jews and blacks.

(CNN) – Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”

“If Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention,” Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida said at a panel about the shared agenda of Jewish and African-American Democrats Wednesday. Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through,” Hastings added as the room erupted in laughter and applause.


Have you ever heard anything so absurd? This kind of ugly invective only makes Obama look bad, not McCain/Palin. If I didn't know any better, I would think Hastings was actually supporting McCain and trying to damage the Obama campaign, so over-the-top he is with this statement.

Sarah Palin presents no threat to Jews. However what Jews should be concerned about is a man who spent 20 years in a church and sat listening as his pastor and closest mentor spewed anti-Semitic tirades while the church also supported a terrorist group, hamas, which murders Jews in Israel. Hussein Obama has also befriended radical muslims who believe the creation of Israel was a catastrophe. So which candidate is the real danger to Jews?

I'm ashamed of these liberal Jewish groups, J-street for example, who are hostile to those who support Jews and Israel while befriending and supporting people who are anti-Israel. What is wrong in their twisted little minds?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Radio Jihad

The central Florida chapter of the UAC launches its "Radio Jihad", to educate the public of the threat of radical Islam to America and the west in general. Here is a local media report which naturally attempts to spin the program as bigoted and extremist. Meanwhile a member of CAIR is interviewed, a group which is often portrayed as reasonable and moderate when in fact it has proven ties to terrorists. So we have the prospect of mainstream Americans fighting against radical Islam being portrayed as extremist, while Islamic extremists are portrayed as rational and moderate. It is this kind of inversion of reality which makes me despise the media so much. Anyway I hope many people are listening to this important radio program.

Obama and Ayers

Instead of prioritizing improving kids math and science skills, Barack Hussein Obama, along with his partner William Ayers, worked together at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge to enforce a radical left wing agenda on Chicago schools. This is what Obama was up to with his community organizing. And Obama would prefer that voters remain in the dark about his close relationship with Ayers along with their marxist agenda. Obama has claimed Ayers was just a guy who lived down the street or something like that.

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I've recently spent days looking through them.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago's public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation's other key body, the "Collaborative," which shaped education policy.

The CAC's basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama's "recruitment" to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

The CAC's agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland's ghetto.
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Iraqi MP May Receive Death Penalty for Visiting Israel

More irrational Israel and Jew-hatred coming from the Arab world. Iraq is considering executing an MP, or at least removing him from parliament, although he was democratically elected, simply because he actually had the audacity to visit Israel and advocate peace with it. We have lost thousands of young Americans in order to bring freedom and democracy to these people. If this is an example of Arab-Muslim democracy, then perhaps we are spinning our wheels. Perhaps the goal of bringing democracy and freedom to this part of the world, considering the nature of Arab and Muslim culture, is a pipe dream after all. The U.S. government prefers to ignore the issue altogether. I would ask them what are we fighting for in Iraq if a democratically elected member of parliament or anyone else for that matter cannot speak freely and travel where they wish and where hatred of Jews and Israel is still official government policy? Did young Americans die in order to create an Islamic sharia state in Iraq?

First his two sons were murdered. Now he faces prosecution. The reason for Mithal al-Alusi's troubles? Visiting Israel and advocating peace with the Jewish state - something Iraq's leaders refuse to consider.

The Iraqi is at the center of a political storm after his fellow lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to strip him of his immunity and allow his prosecution for visiting Israel - a crime punishable by death under a 1950s-era law. Such a fate is unlikely for al-Alusi, though he may lose his party's sole seat in parliament.

Because he had visited Israel, many Iraqis assume the maverick legislator was the real target of the assassins who killed his sons in 2005 while he escaped unharmed.

Now he is in trouble for again visiting Israel and attending a conference a week ago at the International Institute for Counterterrorism.

"He wasn't set to speak, but he was in the audience and conversed with a lecturer on a panel about insurgency and terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel," said conference organizer Eitan Azani. "We didn't invite him. He came on his own initiative."

Al-Alusi has a German passport, allowing him to travel without visa restrictions imposed on other Iraqis. Lawmakers accused him of humiliating the nation with a trip to the "enemy" state.


Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor called the reaction to al-Arusi's visit "very
distressing" and said it was sad this was the response to someone who merely visited
Israel and was interested in a dialogue with it.

"It is very unfortunate that the reaction was so violent and aggressive," he said. "It
adds nothing."

Palmor said Israel was appreciative of al-Alusi's "courage," and that the reactions to his visit were an example of the extremism that was plaguing that country and leading to so much bloodshed there.

The uproar shows how far Iraq has moved from the early US goal of creating a democracy that would make peace with Israel and remove a critical force from the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Egypt Puts Hatred of Israel Above Child's Life

An Egyptian father desperate to save his son suffering from cystic fibrosis, is livid because the Egyptian government won't allow his son to receive the drugs needed to treat his condition because they come from Israel. Yet Israel is the only country in which this particular drug, Creon 1000, is produced. But this does not matter to hateful Egyptian authorities who would prefer this child suffer and possibly die than accept anything from the "Zionist entity". I guess it would be an affront to Arab honor to acknowledge needing anything from the hated Jews.

When will western diplomats and liberals get it through their heads that conducting negotiations and applying pressure to Israel to give away land for peace, will never amount to any real peace. There will be peaceful coexistence in the Middle East the day the Arabs end their irrational Jew-hatred and their obsession with destroying the Jewish state. Israel made a land-for-peace deal with Egypt in which she gave back the Sinai, and yet these attitudes persist three decades later.

Sometimes the lofty rhetoric preventing any semblance of normalization with Israel pushes people into impossible situations.

Such is the case of an Egyptian father whose young son suffers from cystic fibrosis. Over the pages of the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, he has decided to wage war against the Egyptian Ministry of Health for its refusal to cooperate with Israel to help his ailing son.

In his letter to the newspaper, which was published last Saturday, the boy’s father slammed the Egyptian Ministry of Health for putting politics above welfare.

According to the father, Israel is the only country in the world that produces a drug called Creon 1000 which serves as a substitute for one of the enzymes missing in those suffering from cystic fibrosis.

But even though doctors recommended he obtain the medicine for his son, the father writes, he was turned away by the Health Ministry on the grounds that the drug cannot be imported from Israel as there is no direct cooperation between the two countries.

“When I heard this, it seemed crazy, not only because we actually do cooperate with Israel in different fields but rather because this involves the life of a little boy, who suffers every day, and everyone is evading responsibility,” wrote the father.

He criticized the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the man heading it, and demanded a solution to his son's problem.

“My numerous appeals to the health minister in light of the shortage of this drug go unanswered. The current treatment offered to my son is not helping him and he is suffering from side effects.”
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama Conducting a Smear Campaign

In an effort to neutralize the issue of Barack Hussein obama's own ties to radical anti-Americans, his campaign has embarked on a stealth smear campaign against Sarah Palin, falsely accusing her of being a member of a secessionist party in Alaska and therefore accusing her of harboring radical anti-American views. The Jawa report has uncovered that the sources responsible for a video of Palin uploaded on youtube are members of a professional PR firm who staunchly support Obama.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod's firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as "astroturfing."
David Axelrod is Barack Obama's chief media strategist.
The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.

This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. Our findings follow.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Israel Advocacy in Canada

Isi Leibler discusses the crises in Canadian pro-Israel advocacy. Self-appointed Jewish leaders and groups are completely useless and even counterproductive when it comes to defending Israel on campus and elsewhere, since they are more concerned with avoiding confrontation and making sure they do nothing which offends Muslims, then they are in fiercely defending the cause of Israel.

The downturn had its genesis in 2004 when the principal communal fund-raisers, concerned about increased anti-Semitism and hostility to Israel, decided to supplant the traditional communal advocacy bodies - the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canada Israel Committee - with a “more professional” organization. The new entity, the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy (CIJA), was commissioned to deal exclusively with “advocacy on Canada Israel relations while the Canadian Jewish Congress would handle issues of Jewish concern.” This effectively neutralized the central role of the Canadian Jewish Congress in determining policies on Israel and antisemitism and replaced it with an undemocratic body headed by professional public relations consultants.

The federations, via the United Israel Appeal, allocate very substantial funds to the CIJA. The budget this year, including mega-salaries for the principal officers, amounts to more than $11 million.
However, from the outset, the new team of PR professionals, headed by CEO Herschel Ezrin, was soon identified as archetypical practitioners of the discredited sha shtil approach, displaying passivity and determined to maintain a low profile. Their vast financial resources concentrated on campaigns emphasizing that Israelis “are just like the rest of us Canadians”.

Their PR philosophy, depicted as a model that other communities would do well to emulate, was outlined in a surrealistic internal document circulated in 2004 titled “The 10 Commandments.” It was never formally repudiated and to this day appears to reflect CIJA policy. The document must be seen to be believed.

Commandment 5 states: “Do not directly attack or assign blame to the Palestinians or their leadership. Canadians will not tolerate - or believe - that one side is more responsible for the violence than the other.”

Commandment 6 says: “Do not ask Canadians to pick a side in the conflict or assign blame. Very few Canadians are prepared to assign blame for ongoing violence or attacks.”

Commandment 7 states explicitly: “Do not ask the government of Canada to appear - or be - more favorable to Israel… There is no support for further government support of Israel.”

Commandment 9 warns: “Do not attack the media for being biased against Israel… There is no constituency to support a public effort to attack the media.”

That such a document was not immediately condemned and withdrawn demonstrates how a group of wealthy donors, dazzled by “PR expertise,” bypassed the will of the vast majority of Canadian Jews.
The obsession to avoid “confrontation” was especially acute on the campuses where Hillel activists were explicitly directed to avoid debates, ignore Arab anti-Israeli tirades and never display examples of Islamic antisemitism to avoid offending Muslim groups.

Three years ago, the PR mavens even managed to convince the Montreal federation to cancel the annual Israel Independence Day parade out of a fear of possible anti-Israeli counter-demonstrations. Fortunately, independent communal leaders, rabbis and school principals took it upon themselves to lead a grassroots revolt to retain the dignity of the community and Independence Day parades were reinstated.
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Beyond belief. If this is supposed to be a pro-Israel advocacy group, why are they going out of their way to avoid actually advocating on behalf of Israel? I’ve never seen anything so absurd. CIJA is completely useless. It appears the folks who run this organization are just interested in having cushy jobs with big salaries.

Obama is no Agent of Change

Hussein Obama's blind followers insist upon believing in the fairy tale that their messiah is an agent of change and a reformer even though he came through the notoriously corrupt Chicago political machine, was involved with slum lord Tony Rezko and allowed people to freeze in an apartment building without heat in winter while he was an Illinois state senator.

An Illinois state senator, Emil Jones, who was crucial to Obama's political career stands in the way of reforming politics in Illinois with the aid of Obama.

For those of you who still cling to the fantasy that Barack Obama is "about change," you should note how he, or his minions, want nothing to do with reforming politics in Illinois, perhaps the most corrupt state in the Union.

"Throughout his political career, Barack Obama has fought for open and honest government," proclaims his campaign Web site. Apparently, no longer. When the Democratic presidential candidate--now his party's industrial-strength voice for our deliverance from political corruption everywhere--was asked by a reformer if he would help get his political mentor back home to get off the dime and move the most minimal of state ethics legislation toward passage, the Obama campaign sent word back that amounted to a "no."


State Sen. Emil Jones (D-Chicago) is the Chicago machine politician who might have been most instrumental in jump-starting Obama's political career. Now, as Illinois Senate president, Jones is the one sitting on the reform legislation, refusing to call it for an expected favorable vote before it officially dies of neglect.

Jones is the pal of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, no friend of reform, who used his amendatory veto power to change the legislation after it passed both houses so that Jones would get another chance to kill it.

If all that's confusing, welcome to Illinois politics, where intricacy is the best camouflage for chicanery. Suffice to say, neither Blagojevich nor Jones is working for reform.

So, along comes Cindi Canary, director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, thinking that now might be a good time for Obama to parlay his friendship with Jones to do a good deed: Won't you intervene with Jones and try to get him to call the Senate back into session to get this law passed? "[T]his is a place [Obama] could come in and quickly clean up some of the damage and serve his state," she told the Chicago Sun-Times. After all, her group and Obama worked together during those halcyon days when he actually supported reform in Illinois, so maybe he'll be receptive to a plea to intervene on behalf of Illinois folks who have been getting gouged for years by the likes of Jones. "A 30-second phone call to the Illinois Senate president could yield huge dividends to this state," she said.

In response, Obama's campaign issued an oozy statement reaffirming Obama's alleged commitment to reform, while getting no more specific than urging everyone to get together and love one another right now. What Canary was asking Obama for wasn't all that much. Maybe a 30-second phone call to back up his usual pap of, "Look, ah, I've, ah, always been for, ah, reform." For most people, the reform that we're talking about is so basic that they might ask, "You mean it's not illegal already?"
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jewish Blog Carnival

Edition #183 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is posted this week at Random Thoughts.

The End of Europe as We Know it

I can only feel disdain towards Europeans as they slowly commit suicide, throwing away centuries worth of western civilization and culture in order to accommodate Islam. Our own constitution evolved from British common law and now Britain has officially instituted sharia courts. Schools in Eurabia are being forced to serve halal food, and traditional European literature which offends muslims, is being banned. And also financial institutions are becoming sharia compliant. This is just the tip of the iceberg as the islamization of Europe appears to be an unstoppable force. There is no logical explanation as to why the west is facilitating its own destruction.

With Wall Street convulsing, and the White House race intensifying, the question "Who lost Europe" is on no one's lips, let alone minds. Indeed, the question begs another: "Is Europe lost?"

The answer to the second question is, "No, not yet." And losing Europe, I would add, is by no means inevitable. But that doesn't mean the continent isn't currently hell-bent to accommodate the dictates of Islamic law, bit by increasingly larger bit. Such a course of accommodation, barring reversal, will only hasten Bernard Lewis' famous prediction that Europe will be Islamic by century's end.

And what do I mean by "accommodation"? Well, to take one tiny example, one snowflake in a blizzard of such examples, there are schools in Belgium that not only serve halal food to Muslim and non-Muslim alike (old news), but, according to a recent French magazine report, no longer teach authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. (Don't even ask about the Holocaust.)

For a more substantial, indeed, keystone example of accommodation, we can look to England, where, it pains me to write, Sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. According to press reports this week, the British government has quietly, cravenly elevated five Sharia courts to the level of tribunal hearings, thus making their rulings legally binding.

It may be difficult to quantify the impact of a Voltaire vacuum on the continent, but we can instantly see the inequities of British Sharia (I can't believe I'm writing that phrase). Among the first official verdicts were those upholding the Islamic belief in male supremacy. These included an inheritance decision in which male heirs received twice as much as female; and several cases of domestic violence in which husbands were acquitted and wives' charges were dropped.

In a decidedly minuscule minority, I say we ignore the spread of Islamic law across Europe, from the schoolroom to the courtroom, at our peril, particularly given that in so doing, we also ignore the vital political parties that have arisen in reaction to this threat to Western civilization. Why at our peril? Because the same type of liberty-shrinking, Sharia-driven accommodation is happening here.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Unhinged

Another insane vile celebrity rant directed against Sarah Palin. This time from the raving madwoman, so-called Comedienne Sandra Bernhard. She thinks Palin deserves to be gang raped. Bernhard is a real class act, isn't she? This, coming from a woman who considers herself a feminist. But apparently only certain women, that would be those on the far left, are worthy of respect and should be supported as they break the glass ceiling. If you are a woman with the "wrong" political views, then well, you should be raped. This is how the taliban thinks as well. Bernhard is a disgrace to women and to Jews.

They must really feel threatened by Sarah Palin. After all, after having successfully bullied, bribed and threatened its way into gaining the nomination through the superdelegates, although losing the popular vote, the Obama campaign and its followers thought they were home free to take the White House. Now Sarah Palin stands as an obstacle, just as Hillary Clinton did and so they are treating her in the same downright misogynist way she was treated. Palin clearly is a threat to grab the women's vote which Hussein thought he had secured.

The left is sick. One more reason all decent, normal Americans who are registered Democrats either need to take back the democratic party from the far left fringe sickies along with their new thug of a leader who have taken it over, or leave it, become independent, join the GOP or form a third party.

So much for Hussein Obama's unifying influence on the country. For someone who runs on a message of hope, why does this scumbag bring out the most extreme anger, hatred, ugliness and lynch mob mentality from his followers? The looney left has taken over and already destroyed the Democratic party from within, don't let them destroy America. Sandra Bernhard is mentally disturbed as well as being racist and misogynist. These people and their leader Hussein Obama, must be stopped.

The Washington Post isn’t the only daily D.C. newspaper to rave about Sandra Bernhard’s anti-Palin ranting. Wednesday’s Washington Examiner joined in, with the headline "Comedienne delivers enraged optimism." Barbara Mackay claimed "in the end, oddly and subtly, Bernhard’s message is positive."

That’s not the impression you’d get from the blog of Theater J, where Bernhard is appearing. It has video of Bernhard calling Palin "Uncle Women," a "turncoat b—h" and a "whore." One complaint on the blog that Bernhard crosses a line of political incorrectness draws a defense from Ari Roth of Theater J that really drops the curtain on how coarse this show is:

In fact, the play wears its politically VERY correct heart on its sleeve with its indictment of America as "A Man’s World, It’s a White Man’s World, It’s a F–ked Up White Man’s Racist World" and can only be suggested to be racist in its content if one is hell-bent on protecting White Folk for Sandra’s blistering indictment.When Sandra warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers, she’s being provocative, combative, humorous, and yes, let’s allow, disgusting.

The fact that the show has a few riffs like this does not — to my mind — make it a "disgusting show." there’s too much beauty, variety, vitality, and intelligence to label the entire show as "disgusting." I’ll agree with you that we produced this show because we did find it to be edgy — because we wanted to give right wing conservative Jews a good run for their money by being on the receiving end of some blistering indictments from Sandra.Does it go over the edge sometimes? On the gang-rape joke, yes. Sure. Not much else. It goes over the edge and then comes right back to the cutting edge.
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So while she rants against what she calls a "white man's racist world", here she is racially stereotyping black men as rapists. Who is the real racist?

Friday, September 19, 2008

American Ideals Being Undermined

Listen to this broadcast about how Saudi petro dollars are being used to infiltrate the American educational system from elementary school through college, to inculcate students with islamist wahabi ideology. Today's youth are being brainwashed to demonize and hate America and Israel and to believe those islamist savages are our victims. I only feel outright contempt and disgust towards those traitors who would sell out our country, its values and ideals, for Arab money.

EU Pulls the Plug on Anti-Israel NGO

For once Europe does the right thing with regard to Israel. The European Union has decided not to renew funding for the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions. Under the guise of "human rights", ICAHD uses these funds to advance an anti-Zionist agenda, referring to Israel as an 'apartheid' state and advocating the demise of Israel as a Jewish state to be replaced with a binational state of Jews and Palestinians. Such an outcome would eventually lead to an Islamic sharia state, endangering the very lives of Jews in Israel and forcing them to flee. Anyone who promotes a one-state solution is essentially supporting the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel. Hopefully with the organizations' EU funding dried up, this will mean the beginning of the end of ICAHD. Although it's likely that Muslim countries will step in to replace the EU as a source of money for ICAHD.

(Jerusalem) – Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor has learned this week that the European Union (EU) has decided not to renew its funding of the Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

In an 'urgent message' to members of ICAHD-USA, the organization's director Jeff Halper announced 'We have just heard that our request for re-funding has been rejected…So we now face a real crisis'. The message went on to plead with supporters for extra funds.

For several years, despite its extreme anti-Israel agenda, ICAHD has been a recipient of major EU funding under the Partnerships for Peace framework. The EU has consistently stated that these grants are directed towards specific projects and are not intended as general funds for the organization. However, as NGO Monitor demonstrated in, "Europe's Hidden Hand" an EU grant of 473,000 Euros in 2005 constituted the majority of ICAHD's annual budget.

ICAHD consistently manipulates the language of human rights to promote an anti-Israel political agenda. ICAHD routinely refers to Israel as an 'apartheid' state while Jeff Halper promotes a one state solution which would mean the end of Israel as a Jewish state. This is in direct contradiction to the EU's official policy, which promotes a two state solution.

Halper played a leading role in the 'Free Gaza' voyage -- a publicity stunt which provided another example of ICAHD's exploitation of human rights and the rhetoric of peace to promote an anti-Israel agenda.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

French "Justice"

Even though 12 savages in France attacked three Jewish boys while shouting anti-Semitic epithets, nevertheless, Paris prosecutors decided in their infinite wisdom that the attack was not motivated by anti-Semitism.

Paris prosecutors have decided that an attack on three Jewish youths earlier in September did not have anti-Semitic motives.

The incident occurred on September 6, when three counselors from the Bnei Akiva youth movement were attacked not far from the organization's central branch in Paris. The attack sparked renewed concern that anti-Semitic violence was on the rise in France. The country has western Europe's largest population of Jews and Muslims.

A judicial official said Wednesday that the prosecutors office has opened an investigation against five youths - one of them Jewish - for voluntary violence. The official, not authorized to speak publicly of the case, demanded anonymity.

The boys, aged between 17 and 18, had just finished the minha prayer when they were attacked by the group, the head of Bnei Akiva's French desk, Binyamin Tuati, told The Jerusalem Post.

According to a statement released by World Bnei Akiva spokesman Tzvika Klein, the youths were initially approached by a group of three Muslim/African immigrants who began to throw chestnuts in their direction. When one of the counselors asked them why they were being attacked, the assailants began shouting anti-Semitic remarks.

At the time it was reported that ten to 12 attackers wearing brass knuckles joined the original three and beat the three Jews until police arrived.

The victims, Dan Nabet, Kevin Bitan and David Buaziz, were all released from the hospital sporting several wounds, including a broken nose, a broken jaw and stitches.

The Georgia Crisis

Amitai Etzioni absurdly blames president Bush for "provoking" Russia into invading Georgia.

Bush is reported to be in the legacy building phase. Having ignored the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for most of his administration, the President wants a quickie peace deal as part of his legacy. It is not going to happen. Instead he has generated a new, major mess in Georgia that he will leave on the doorstep of the next administration.

Bush started by allowing the transfer of huge amounts of wealth to Russia and other oil exporting countries by not doing anything meaningful to promote energy independence. Russia used these billons of dollars to fix some of what ailed its economy and to start rebuilding its military. Then Bush provoked Russia by calling for Georgia to be invited to become a member of NATO. Russia has been obsessed for hundreds of years with the countries on its borders. (The US would not have been too keen to have Cuba and Mexico join the Russia dominated Warsaw Pact either.) And that is the least of it.

Being the one-move chess player that he is (a club of those who make a move without considering what their opponent will next do, or how they are going to deal with that response), President Bush sacrificed major American priorities for nothing. The US has a very keen interest in curbing the nuclear arming of Iran. Russian cooperation is essential if Iran is going to be swayed. After the Georgian provocation, forget it. Also forget about meaningful sanctions being imposed on Iran, as Russia will no longer play ball. And it is now extremely unlikely that it will even support UN resolutions that might encourage Iran (maybe) to resolve this matter amicably. Maybe most troubling is that the confrontation may make it more difficult to accelerate the Nunn-Lugar projects that ensure that fissile material, from which nukes can be made, will be blended down or better secured.
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I wasn’t aware that Russia was cooperating up to this point on the matter of preventing Iran from acquiring nukes. In fact Russia is the one who has been aiding Iran’s nuclear weapons drive by building its Bushehr nuclear plant, along with providing it with the means to defend against a potential American or Israeli strike on its nuke facilities by selling Iran an anti-aircraft missile system. Not to mention it has already been blocking resolutions regarding economic sanctions against Iran. Once again another foreign policy “expert” advising America to throw its ally to the wolves in order to appease an aggressive adversary.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hamas Enabler

Lauren Boothe, who participated in that voyage with the "Free Gaza" folks and then remained stuck there, described Gaza as "the largest concentration camp in the world today" and equated its so-called humanitarian crisis with that of Darfur, where genocide is taking place. She says this even as she shops at a well stocked grocery store.

If Lauren Boothe, Yvonne Ridley and fellow travelers want to know why people in Gaza are suffering, if they want to know why Gazans are being denied fuel or medical care, they need to look no further than their Hamas gangster friends, instead of falsely blaming Israel. Start with the fact that hamas prioritizes purchasing weapons over providing humanitarian needs. Also, Hamas controls the distribution of gasoline and anyone who wants to buy gas must first buy an insurance policy from them. They also run the health ministry and fired 50 doctors and other health care workers for political reasons which in turn led to a strike, and cracked down on the teachers union. h/t Soccerdad

Anti-McCain Ad

The wretched people who run Hussein Obama's campaign try to justify that awful ad criticizing McCain for not being computer literate, even though the reason he is unable to use a computer is because he cannot type on a keyboard due to the permanent injuries he received from the torture he endured in a Hanoi Hilton by the vietcong. Anyway, who cares whether McCain is computer literate, it is a non-issue. If that's the best the Obama campaign can come up with to make their case against McCain and for their candidate, then it should be a landslide victory for McCain. How the ability to e-mail has any impact on the presidency escapes me. However, the primary responsibility of the president is his role as commander in chief. Now who would you rather trust to defend this country, a man who sacrificed himself for his country as a naval aviator and POW, or a man who has spent his adult life associating with anti-American radicals?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sharia Officially Adopted in Britain

The once great nation of England has officially given sharia courts the power to rule on Muslim civil cases, such as divorce, financial disputes and domestic violence. This officially marks the death knell of England as we have known it. Given Islamic attitudes toward women, where they are most often treated as nothing more than the property of men and in which wife beating and "honor" killings are culturally acceptable, we can't expect that Muslim women will receive justice in divorce and domestic violence cases. Sharia law is diametrically in opposition to the idea of equality between the sexes that is enjoyed in the west and which the laws of England and all other western nations are supposed to protect. These dhimmi left wing elitist bastards, while they justify the adoption of sharia as respecting the religious rights of Muslims, they are actually denying Muslim women their basic human rights.

Sharia law should not be allowed to exist in any non-muslim nation. Muslims should either assimilate or be thrown out. It's that simple. Only one set of laws should prevail, not the adoption of separate laws to appease various immigrant groups and their beliefs. Muslims or anyone else who immigrates to the west must accept the laws of those countries or leave. Yet why should we expect them to since we are so eager to placate them. I can't even feel sorry for Brits and I blame them more than I blame muslims, because they have brought this upon themselves. They have voluntarily given away their country to an alien, medieval culture. Let us heed this warning and not go down the same path as Great Britain.

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, whose Muslim Arbitration Tribunal runs the courts, said he had taken advantage of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996.

Under the act, the sharia courts are classified as arbitration tribunals. The rulings of arbitration tribunals are binding in law, provided that both parties in the dispute agree to give it the power to rule on their case.

Siddiqi said: “We realised that under the Arbitration Act we can make rulings which can be enforced by county and high courts. The act allows disputes to be resolved using alternatives like tribunals. This method is called alternative dispute resolution, which for Muslims is what the sharia courts are.”

The disclosure that Muslim courts have legal powers in Britain comes seven months after Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was pilloried for suggesting that the establishment of sharia in the future “seems unavoidable” in Britain.

In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.

In fact, Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. They have dealt with more than 100 cases that range from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.

It has also emerged that tribunal courts have settled six cases of domestic violence between married couples, working in tandem with the police investigations.
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Obama Tries to Undermine the U.S. in Iraq

Barack Hussein Obama has campaigned on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Yet as Amir Taheri of the NYPost is reporting, Obama has attempted, clandestinely, to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay any withdrawal of some American troops. Obviously Obama wants them to wait until he enters the White House so he can take the credit himself.

Obama needs for the war in Iraq to fail or at least be perceived to be failing by the American public in order to help his chances to win the election. Not only is it morally repugnant that he would undermine America's foreign policy for his own political benefit, his actions are also illegal under U.S. Code Title 18, which could result in a punishment of a fine and or three years in jail.

This man continues to prove he is a dangerous megalomaniac who will do anything to acquire power, even if it means endangering America's national security and the progress gained in Iraq as well as the stability of the region. Who knows what other secret agreements Obama has been making or attempting to make with foreign governments, possibly enemies.

This latest bombshell ought to end Obama's candidacy, but then again I thought that the Pastor Wright controversy was going to do that, then I thought the same thing when a couple of months later it was revealed that one of his advisors had secret discussions with hamas, but neither did any damage. This guy appears to be the teflon candidate.

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.

"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.

Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."

"However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open." Zebari says.

Though Obama claims the US presence is "illegal," he suddenly remembered that Americans troops were in Iraq within the legal framework of a UN mandate. His advice was that, rather than reach an accord with the "weakened Bush administration," Iraq should seek an extension of the UN mandate.

While in Iraq, Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a "realistic withdrawal date." They declined.

Obama has made many contradictory statements with regard to Iraq. His latest position is that US combat troops should be out by 2010. Yet his effort to delay an agreement would make that withdrawal deadline impossible to meet.

Supposing he wins, Obama's administration wouldn't be fully operational before February - and naming a new ambassador to Baghdad and forming a new negotiation team might take longer still.

By then, Iraq will be in the throes of its own campaign season. Judging by the past two elections, forming a new coalition government may then take three months. So the Iraqi negotiating team might not be in place until next June.

Then, judging by how long the current talks have taken, restarting the process from scratch would leave the two sides needing at least six months to come up with a draft accord. That puts us at May 2010 for when the draft might be submitted to the Iraqi parliament - which might well need another six months to pass it into law.
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Yale Student Radicals

Rather than our college and university campuses being open and enlightened places with many different opinions and ideas being freely exchanged, instead they are radical left indoctrination centers. And with no alternative voices allowed, easily led students are being brainwashed to hate Israel on the basis of false charges. After a three hour debate between students and John Mearsheimer, the Yale Political Union, obviously made up of ignorant, morally bankrupt punks, voted to end America's relationship with Israel. Why even have such a debate focusing on Israel? How about discussing whether we should end relations with Saudi Arabia or Egypt? I am also still waiting for that book by Walt and Mearsheimer about how the Arab lobby is influencing America's foreign policy decisions to our own detriment.

An undergraduate debating society at Yale University has voted 44-25 in favor of ending America's "special relationship" with Israel.

The vote at the Yale Political Union came after a three-hour debate between students and University of Chicago political science Prof. John Mearsheimer, who, with colleague Stephen Walt, has been a fierce advocate of upending the power of pro-Israel lobbyists in Washington.

Mearsheimer and Walt are the authors of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, in which they argue that Israel and its US supporters were instrumental in pushing the US to war in Iraq.

Junior Laura Marcus, a humanities student who plans to become a Conservative rabbi, said she suggested inviting Mearsheimer because he was sure to provoke controversy.

"It's important for our fall political season that we have debates that people connect with, not just on an intellectual level, but on an emotional one," Marcus told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday.

More than 300 students turned out for Monday's debate, though fewer than a third stayed for the final vote.

The vote follows similar, though more extreme resolutions, last year from Oxford University's student union against the influence of pro-Israel lobbyists.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jewish Blog Carnival

The latest edition, #182, of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is featured this week at Shiloh Musings.

Israel-PA Deal in the Works

Israel's failed and corrupt Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert is rushing to make a deal with the PA against the will of the Israeli public before he is out of power. The deal includes allowing up to 20,000 refugees to "return" to Israel and transferring Arab neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem to the PA to be the capital of a new Palestinian state. What gives Olmert the right to go over the heads of the Israeli people and the Knesset to make a unilateral decision to give away parts of Israel as if it were his personal property? And the even more puzzling question is why are the Israeli people not staging massive protests?

According to a report by the Qatari Al-Sharq, the new agreement taking form between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will include the admittance of 20,000 Palestinian refugees into Israel, as well as the annexing of a number of east Jerusalem neighborhoods to the new Palestinian capital.

Al-Sharq reported that the agreement is comprised of 12 clauses, and scheduled to be made public before the end of 2008, possible even before the US November elections.

Regarding the right of return Al-Sharq reported that both sides had agreed to admit 15-20 thousand refugees within ten years. The refugees discussed are those who uprooted in 1948, and they were said to be eligible for the right of return without their children and without the right to "unite families".

The refugees, aged 60-80, will be allowed to return to the areas in which they were born in order to live out the rest of their lives in their birthplace, the report said. The claim negated Palestinian announcements declaring the matter unresolved.
Regarding border issues Al-Sharq reported that Israel is interested in keeping 5% of the West Bank, aside from Jerusalem, in return for land that will constitute a "safe passageway" between Gaza and the West Bank.

But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to give up only 1.8%, the paper reported. In addition, it said Israel would keep certain West Bank settlements in exchange for territory that would be annexed to Gaza.

Regarding Jerusalem, Al-Sharq reported that Defense Minister Ehud Barak objects to discussing the issue while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed to establish the new Palestinian capital among east Jerusalem neighborhoods. Israel has denied these claims.

The paper also said that US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has urged both sides to reach a general agreement on the issues of the Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem and the city's holy sites, in order to assist in the signing of a deal prior to the end of 2008.

Minnesota Madrassa

Arrogant Islamosupremacists who run the taxpayer funded madrassa in Minnesota called Tiza, don't feel they have to comply with federal and state law on the issue of separation of religion and state.

In a report issued in May, the MDE concluded that TiZA's Friday prayer event violated the law and since then has been working with the school to make changes.

"We wanted TiZA to do Friday prayers the way all other public schools" handle similar activities -- "as release time, under state law," said Anderson. In a release-time arrangement, students move off-site for religious activities.

But TiZA said no, according to Anderson. Instead, the school will continue to hold Friday prayer on its premises. Students will lead prayer and staff will be present only "to ensure student safety," said Zaman in a letter to the MDE.

In a response to Zaman's letter, Anderson wrote complaining of what she called the "defensive tone" of the letter in which he set forth the school's intentions. "It is inaccurate for TiZA to imply that MDE's legal concerns regarding the school's operations ... were unfounded," she wrote, "and it is of utmost importance that TiZA take seriously its responsibility to comply with applicable state and federal laws."

TiZA now says it will shorten Friday prayers -- whose length has been a potential concern because of instructional time requirements -- though it has not said by how much.

MDE has agreed that TiZA's new arrangement on after-school bus transportation will bring the school into legal compliance on that issue. But the department is highly skeptical that TiZA's proposed arrangement for on-site, student-led Friday prayers will work.
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Forget about trying to reach any understanding with TiZA. Islamosupremacists believe that they are above our laws and that in fact we are the ones who should be submitting to islamic sharia rule. Just cut off the school's access to public money.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

CAIR is at it Again

CAIR, the radical pro-jihad group which has had many of its members convicted on terrorism charges, all the while publicly claiming to be nothing more than a Muslim civil rights group, is once again proving itself to be an enemy of America and protector of terrorists. Unfortunately many of our government officials, elected and otherwise have given this group legitimacy by speaking before them, and the FBI has even used CAIR to train their agents on Islamic beliefs and practices. This time CAIR is attempting to sabotage a counter-terrorism program in Sarasota, Florida aimed at first responders. Our government must stop pandering to CAIR and stop allowing them to undermine efforts to protect our national security.

by Jim Kouri, CPP - (The following is based on material obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police.)

The Council for American Islamic Relations has been trying in vain to stop a counter- terrorism program in Sarasota Florida, aimed at providing first responders with information on subjects such as building safety, suicide terrorism, technologies against terrorism and more.


This is part of CAIR's program to stop Security Solutions International (SSI) -- an organization that has trained more than 500 Federal, State and Local agencies since 2004.

SSI officials, CAIR attempted to stop a training program for cops and security personnel in Seattle last Memorial Day. Fortunately, they failed.

"As Americans, we can not allow the civil liberties of our great country to be exploited by groups that are intent on creating a fundamentalist Islamic regime here in the USA", says Sol Bradman, CEO of Security Solutions International, the organizers of the Sarasota Sheriffs 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Terrorism conference being held in Sarasota from the 15th to the 19th of September for the benefit of Homeland Security professionals -- coming from as far as Australia to attend what is being called the most innovative terrorism prevention conference in the USA.

"This is not about incitement against Muslims, as CAIR wants us to believe. Our mission is to protect all Americans against terrorism but also against the abuse of our laws." This is Lawfare against US First Responders and therefore against the USA by the pseudo legal wing of the Global Jihad in America," says Bradman.

"The modus operandi is simple; use the freedoms and loopholes of the most liberal nation on earth to help finance and direct the world's most violent international terrorism cells," he added.

Daniel Pipes, the Harvard Professor, publisher and head of the Middle East Forum, has consistently pointed out that CAIR is riddled with extremists and has been closely linked to organizations that have been convicted or individuals convicted of terrorism. The group, that claims to represent US Muslims but is cited by many US Muslims as being a thinly veiled cover group for extremists, is losing membership. Nonetheless, they mount campaigns to get training and other valuable help to US First Responders stopped, canceled, delegitimized and several jurisdictions have folded attempts to hold counter terror training.
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Muslim Hammer Attack on Subway

On a Philadelphia subway, a Muslim attacked a sleeping passenger with a hammer while chanting "Allah" throughout the attack. Yet the article states there was "no apparent reason" for the attack. I wonder if the media would whitewash the religious connection if the perpetrator had been shouting Jesus while delivering such a beating. The other passengers sat passively by refusing to help the victim.

PHILADELPHIA - September 8, 2008 - (WPVI) -- Police are asking the public for help captured a hammer-wielding attacker, who seemed to assault his prey for no apparent reason.
On Monday night, police released the video of the attack, in the hopes that someone can identify the man.

The attack happened back on Thursday at 12:15 a.m. on board the SEPTA northbound Broad Street line.

To see the video of the attack click here.


The victim, 20-year-old Dewayne Taylor is seen dozing in his seat, listening to his ipod.
In the doorway, the assailant is standing with a young boy, about three to five years old.
He tells the child to sit down.
Then, he pulls out a large hammer out of a black and yellow book bag, and proceeds to pummel the victim.
After striking Taylor a number of times, the attacker grabs Taylor by the shoes and pulls him down to the floor, where the attack continues.
Then, the man throws Taylor off the train, where they struggle some more before the attacker disappears out of sight.
"According to the victim, the male continued to assault him and tried to throw him into the track area," said Det. Kenneth Roach of the Philadelphia Police Dept.
Taylor told Action News last week that all throughout the attack, the man kept chanting something, and he distinctly recalled the word "Allah."
Police were stunned that some 20 passengers on board the train scattered, and did nothing to stop the attack.
"I think somebody should have helped that guy," said Det. Roach. "I understand the guy had a hammer, but they outnumbered him by at least 10 to one."
Monday night, Taylor's mother says she's not sure she wants to watch the horrific video of the attack on her son.
"You know, I just hope they catch him because my son didn't deserve it, and I'm not just speaking out for my son," said Tracie Taylor. "I'm speaking for all the victims and for the public, we need protection out there, and my son is fearful to return to work because he has to ride SEPTA."
If you have any information in this case, you are asked to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-3093 or (215) 686-3094.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Islam's War Against Us

Watch this trailer from the film "Obsession". What will it take to make western liberals understand that Islam is at war against us and the entire non-Muslim world for that matter? They mean to force us to submit to Islam and bring the entire world under a single Islamic caliphate. This idea doesn't simply come from a "tiny fringe minority of extremists who don't represent the real Islam" as we so often hear claimed, but is the essence of Islam as written in the Koran.

Jews and Obama

An organization called Jewish Council for Education and Research claims as its purpose to merely provide Jewish voters with access to all the information they need to engage in the electoral process with an initiative called Jewsvote.org. Yet despite their claim of neutrality, the group is endorsing Obama and has used scare tactics about Sarah Palin and her church to turn Jews against the McCain/Palin ticket. Here is an e-mail from Kenneth Obel of Jewsvote. org explaining the group's support for Obama:

I am usually the last person to opine on what is “good for the Jews” or “good for Israel.” However, for some time, Republican operatives and others have been engaged in a whispering campaign of ugly rumors to stir up fear among Jews, as Thomas Friedman of the New York Times recently described (http://tinyurl.com/5csjm8). What is more disturbing than nutty e-mails from right-wing cranks is that a vocal minority of leaders in the American Jewish community seem to be embracing the theme that an Obama administration would be “bad for Israel.”

I am concerned enough to write to you, but not overly concerned. Senator Obama speaks to traditional Jewish values of cultural openness and respect, economic prosperity and equality. That he is a strong supporter of Israel and its security cannot be seriously doubted by anyone who has taken a moment to objectively assess his views and his record. A factsheet on Senator Obama’s positions on Israel can be found here (http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/IsraelFactSheet.pdf), and I encourage you to read it so that you can challenge false characterizations of SenatorObama’s views whenever you encounter them.

Given the consensus in this country with regard to the importance of Israel as an ally, I have no doubt that both parties would pursue policies intended to support Israel. Of course, I believe that Senator Obama’s pursuit of a more internationalist, diplomacy-centered foreign policy would do more to create a geopolitical atmosphere within which Israel can be secure, than would the Republican doctrine of pre-emptive war and that party’s penchant for unilateralism.

Beyond this, it is worth pointing out that the supposedly strong “support” of Israel, particularly by extreme members of the religious right that represent the hardcore base of the Republican Party, is premised not on the desire for a Jewish state as a good in and of itself, but rather, on its status as a New Testament precondition for the anticipated second coming of Jesus and Armageddon. In other words, Israel is simply a means to an end. An article on BeliefNet explains this view (http://tinyurl.com/69srdb):

“The establishment – and continuation – of the State of Israel is essential to set the stage for the imminent return of Jesus. At the time of the Second Coming, these Christians believe, Jesus will descend from heaven, subdue all of Israel’s enemies and take believers to heaven in what is known as the Rapture – literally, they will ascend to the clouds to be in heaven. This series of events ushers in the end-times. According to conservative Christians’ reading of the Book of Revelation, this won’t happen unless Israel exists in the Holy Land.”

And, by the way, in this view, non-believers such as Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and non-evangelical Christians who do not convert will suffer the torture of eternal damnation.

If you want to see who should be of real concern to Jews, read this article (http://tinyurl.com/65xbzm) and watch the embedded video. I am very concerned about Christians United for Israel (http://www.cufi.org) and people like Pastor JohnHagee – whose endorsement John McCain specifically sought but was finally forced to repudiate after the widespread dissemination of a statement by Hagee that the rise of Adolf Hitler was part of God’s plan to help the Jews reach the promised land.

While Senator McCain was compelled by political considerations to reject Hagee’s outrageous statements and his endorsement (http://tinyurl.com/6qtgrm), it is critical to understand that with the selection of Sarah Palin as his Vice-Presidential running mate, Senator McCain is trying to solidify the support of people in the extreme religious base of the Republican Party.

What utter hypocrisy. And it wasn’t political considerations that caused Obama to dissassociate from jeramiah wright after 20 years? Besides, Hagee was not McCain’s pastor and mentor.

For starters, Governor Palin holds right-wing views that most mainstream American Jews reject, for example, opposing abortion rights even in cases of rape and incest (http://tinyurl.com/5ar4xg) and believing that everything from an Alaska pipeline plan to the war in Iraq reflects “God’s will.” Governor Palin’s church was also, on August 17, the platform for the anti-Semitic views of a leader of “Jews for Jesus.” As reported in the website The Politico (http://tinyurl.com/63grkm), this individual “described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God’s ‘judgment of unbelief’
on Jews who haven’t embraced Christianity.” According to the church’s pastor, Governor Palin was in attendance on the day of this sermon, yet even as these statements have become public, she has not repudiated them.

So, a single guest speaker at Palin’s church to which she had no control over his being invited is a serious concern, but Obama’s 20 year CLOSE, PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP with a pastor who believes in black liberation theology, that is, black nationalism and black supremacy, as well as anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism is to be whitewashed?

If there is anything for Jews to worry about in the upcoming contest, then, it is the perpetuation of the influence of religious extremism within the national Republican party. Given the degree to which a supposedly independent “maverick” John McCain has had to bend to the will of this constituency (so much so that they dictated his choice of running mate - http://tinyurl.com/5b8fup), one can fairly say that this group is the most influential wing of the Republican Party. (When will the “moderate” Republicans finally wake up and realize that their party does not exist any more?) The Republican Party is now Palin’s party, not McCain’s (http://tinyurl.com/6dz8yg). How comfortable should a Jew feel about that?

All of us need to know a great deal more about the views of the very inexperienced Palin, who is a heartbeat away from the presidency. The problem is, the McCain campaign is intent on making sure that she does not have to answer any questions before the election (http://tinyurl.com/65xaub). How comfortable do you feel about that?

Obama is far less experienced and he would be the actual president.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to forward this to any fence-sitting Jews that you know. If you can afford to, please consider making a donation at this critical time to the Obama campaign (http://tinyurl.com/5cfrdm), as I am doing today.


I'm disgusted by the narrowmindedness of such people, especially Jews, who are so brainwashed that they would prefer to vote for the most radical left Democrat over even a centrist Republican like McCain. While they sound the alarm over Sarah Palin's religious views, what I fear is someone who has spent his entire adult life cavorting with black nationalists, radical muslims and marxists, including an unrepentant terrorist who has no regrets about bombing buildings and killing people.