Saturday, February 28, 2009

Liberal Anti-Semitism

Why don't leftists get into a fit of rage over nations which consistently violate human rights on a grand scale including executing gays, brutalizing, stoning and flogging women, carrying out beheadings and amputations?

Liberals can no longer get away with pretending that their outrageous lies, blood libels and false accusations of Israel being a mass murdering, genocidal apartheid state merely amounts to "criticism" of Israel. We need to call it out for the anti-Semitism that it is. They can deny it all they want and accuse us of trying to stifle "criticism" of Israel. But we are not blithely throwing around the term anti-Semite when responding to such venomous hatred of the Jewish state. Engaging in such talk as calling Israel a mass murdering state is not legitimate, reasonable criticism, it is indeed anti-Semitic since it is such an outlandishly false accusation as is the charge of apartheid, racism, genocide, nazism and so forth. Meanwhile the left has nothing to say about the truly mass murdering, apartheid muslim states.This is among the many reasons I have come to despise liberals and liberalism.

On Harry’s Place, Dave Rich makes some good points about the now common analogy that is drawn between Israel and the Nazis, or Gaza and the Warsaw Ghetto, as used by such Israel-haters as George Galloway, Jenny Tonge, the British Muslim Initiative and others. Its import, as he says, lies in far more than its mere offensiveness and demonstrable barmyness. It is used for very specific political purposes. Since Nazism is totally beyond the pale – and since the Israel-haters believe, falsely, that Israel’s legitimacy rests upon the Holocaust – tarring it as a Nazi state delegitimises it and thus advances the agenda of its destruction.

But Rich points out a further consequence of demonising Israel in this way:

If Israel is a Nazi state, then anybody who does not oppose Israel is morally no better than a Nazi. There is only one place this train of thought can end: with the demonisation and social isolation of the vast majority of ordinary British Jews.

It means that when mainstream Jewish community leadership bodies organise a rally with the slogan, “Stop Hamas Terror: Peace for the people of Israel and Gaza”, and launch a Jewish community fundraising campaign for hospitals in both Gaza and Israel during the fighting, Richard Seymour accuses them of “cheerleading the massacre” and concludes that anybody who goes on the rally “ought to be shunned, and treated as the moral and political degenerates that they are.” It means that a research paper published by the School of Oriental and African Studies to investigate “legal aspects of economic and trade issues arising from Israel’s occupation of the OPTs” lists the names, addresses and contact details of kosher food shops in London and Manchester.

Once the central argument of anti-Israel campaigning in this country is that Israel is Nazi Germany, then this is no longer an anti-Zionist movement: it is an antisemitic one, with an antisemitic politics as its driving force.

Precisely so. And that is why so many British Jews now feel under siege in a country that to their horror and astonishment has now turned against them -- which they feel every time they switch on the BBC or read the newspapers or go to the office or stand around over drinks with people they once thought were friends but who now force them to make a choice: renounce Israel and be accepted, or support Israel and be a pariah.
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Freeman Peddled Islamized Version of U.S. History

Among his other nefarious activities, former U.S. ambassador to saudi arabia and prospective head of the NIC, charles freeman, has also been involved in promoting a grossly fabricated version of American history to American public schools. He hawked a text book funded by saudi arabia that makes the wild claim that muslims came to America before European explorers.

TEL AVIV, Israel – The Obama administration's reported pick for a top intelligence post once peddled a book to U.S. public schools that falsely claims Muslims inhabited North America far before European explorers.

The book, funded by Saudi Arabia, also contains widely inaccurate anti-Israel Arab propaganda.

Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Yesterday, it came to light Freeman has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings he defended after Sept. 11, 2001.

Freeman served as president of the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington-based Saudi backed nonprofit that received tens of thousands of dollars per year from the bin Laden family and other Saudi donors.

In 2003, Freeman's council joined with California-based Arab World and Islamic Resources in selling to U.S. schools the "Arab World Studies Notebook," set to be a textbook on Arab issues and history.

A report from that year by the Text Book League, an online resource on some 200 educational items for middle-school and high-school educators, highlighted major historical fabrications found in Freeman's schoolbook including the claim Muslims inhabited the New World in pre-Columbian times and also spread throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America and even Canada.

English explorers met "Iroquois and Algonquin (Native American) chiefs with names like Abdul-Rahim and Abdallah Ibn Malik," the schoolbook claimed, without providing any evidence.
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U.S. to Boycott Durban II Hatefest

I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that we are going to boycott Durban II after all. Finally the Obama administration has a made a morally correct decision. And as a result of this decision European countries will also pull out. This anti-Semitic hatefest is too repugnant and unacceptable even for the leftists in the Obama administration. It appears that perhaps the administration is willing to draw a line in its attempts to cater to the muslim world.

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration has decided to boycott the so-called Durban II conference out of concerns for anti-Semitism.

Multiple sources on a conference call with the White House on Friday told JTA that the Obama administration had opted not to attend any further preparatory meetings ahead of the planned U.N. conference against racism in Geneva in April.

The conference reprises the 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa that devolved into an anti-Jewish free-for-all. Canada and Israel have opted not to attend the conference, and some U.S. Jewish groups had been pressing the United States to do the same.

Preparations for a draft document so far have seen Iran leading a coterie of nations blocking inclusion of anything that might guarantee Jewish protections – including mention of the Holocaust – while inserting draconian language guarding Islam against "insult."

The State Department sent a delegation, including a senior staffer from the American Jewish Committee, to this month's preparatory talks. The delegation's conclusions were that the anti-Israel and anti-Western tendencies were too deeply entrenched to excise.

Now that the United States is withdrawing from the conference, European nations are expected to follow.

Speaking for the White House on Friday's call were Samantha Power and James Warlick, who handle international organizations for, respectively, the national security council and the State Department; and Jennifer Simon, an adviser to Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Geert Wilders in America

Here is an outstanding speech from Geert Wilders at the Four Seasons in New York in defense of western freedoms. He warns America of the threat to the western way of life from the encroachment of islam along with the traitorous leftists amongst us who aid and abet them.

Thank you very much for inviting me. And – to the immigration authorities – thank you for letting me into this country. It is always a pleasure to cross a border without being sent back on the first plane.

Today, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack all throughout Europe. Free speech is no longer a given. What we once considered a natural element of our existence, our birth right, is now something we once again have to battle for.

As you might know, I will be prosecuted, because of my film Fitna, my remarks regarding Islam, and my view concerning what some call a ‘religion of peace’. A few years from now, I might be a criminal.

Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue; I gave up my freedom four years ago. I am under full-time police protection ever since. The real question is: will free speech be put behind bars? And the larger question for the West is: will we leave Europe’s children the values of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem, or the values of Mecca, Teheran and Gaza?

This is what video blogger Pat Condell said in one of his latest you tube appearances. He says: “If I talked about Muslims the way their holy book talks about me, I’d be arrested for hate speech.” Now, Mr Condell is a stand-up comedian, but in the video he is dead serious and the joke is on us. Hate speech will always be used against the people defending the West – in order to please and appease Muslims. They can say whatever they want: throw gays from apartment buildings, kill the Jews, slaughter the infidel, destroy Israel, jihad against the West. Whatever their book tells them.

Today, I come before you to warn of a great threat. It is called Islam. It poses as a religion, but its goals are very worldly: world domination, holy war, sharia law, the end of the separation of church and state, slavery of women, the end of democracy. It is NOT a religion, it is an political ideology. It demands your respect, but has no respect for you.

There might be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam. Islam will never change, because it is built on two rocks that are forever, two fundamental beliefs that will never change, and will never alter. First, there is the Quran, Allah’s personal word, uncreated, forever, with orders that need to be fulfilled regardless of place or time. And second, there is al-insal al-kamil, the perfect man, Muhammad the role model, whose deeds are to be imitated by all Muslims. And since Muhammad was a warlord and a conqueror we know what to expect. Islam means submission, so there cannot be any mistake about it’s goal. That’s a given. It’s fact.

This is Europe 2009. Muslim settlers calling for our destruction, and free speech on trial. All this is the outcome of a sick and evil ideology, the ideology that is weakening us, the surrender ideology of cultural relativism. It believes that all cultures are equal, and therefore Islam deserves an equal place in the West. It is their duty, the left thinks, to facilitate Islam. This way the cultural relativists paradise comes within reach and we will all be happy, and sing kumbaya.

The forces of Islam couldn’t agree more. Islam being facilitated by government is their agenda too. But they see it as jizya, the money dhimmis pay in order not to be killed or raped by their Muslim masters. Therefore, they happily accept the welfare cheque or the subsidies for their mosque or the money governments donate to their organizations.

This is just one example of cultural relativists and Muslim settlers having the same agenda. There is another. Islam considers itself a religion and therefore we are not permitted to criticize it. The left agrees. Although it hated Christianity for decades, now that Islam appears on the scene, they suddenly change course and demand ‘respect’ for something they call a religion.

Again we see the left and Islam having the same agenda: it is a religion, so shut up.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obama Doctrine

Apparently the Obama doctrine consists of screwing our allies and placating our enemies. Not only is he throwing Israel under the bus, but the Kurds as well. The Obama administration has added PJAK to America's terrorist list in order to appease Iran's islamist regime. PJAK only targets its attacks against Iran's revolutionary guards.

When President Obama announced his new vision for diplomacy and identified himself a “Citizen of the world,” oppressed people from around the world welcomed the opportunity presented by the first US President who was perceived to have a deeper understanding of human suffering and the cruel policies of oppression still practiced in some parts of the world including Kurdistan under Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

Under the heel of the nations of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey Kurds account for more than forty million people. The misery experienced by Kurds could not have happened without the callous policies of the Western powers. Since the Western powers divided Kurdistan after the WWI, they have contributed to policies that have kept our people in dire living conditions. Therefore, the West has a moral duty to help us to find a means to live in peace and coexistence with the nations that occupy our land.

It is ironic then that just when the EU has reviewed its policy vis-√†-vis the Mujahedeen Khalq Organization (Iranian opposition based in Iraq) and decided to remove it from its terrorist list, that the new US administration has decided to add the PJAK, a Kurdish Party, whose struggle has been directed against the Iranian regime, to America's terrorist list. This administration, like its predecessors, is willing to turn America’s most loyal friends in the Middle East into scapegoats in order to mollify the Iranian theocratic regime. Since its inception, the Iranian mono-theocratic regime has acted in word and deed against every international norm. It has been sponsoring terrorism in the Middle East, encouraging the destruction of Israel, and thwarting every America’s interest in the region.
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The Economic War on Israel

It is high time we become energy independent and stop catering to and indulging these putrid ragheads once and for all and put them out of business and thus end their political power.

Laura Goldman says the UAE, due to its stake in NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange can pose an economic threat to Israel. Israel is the number one foreign issuer on NASDAQ and number four on the LSE. Although considered moderate, the UAE participates in the arab boycott of Israel. The UAE can and certainly will tell western companies not to do business with Israel if they want to do business with the UAE. As it is, the Carlyle group, headed by traitorous Jew David Rubenstein, has established a Middle East fund which will exclude investment in Israel in deference to the arab boycott. Greed nearly always trumps morals and principles. So this could have a potentially devastating effect on the Israeli economy if their companies, especially in the hi-tech sector, are shut out of these two stock exchanges.

Although it was reprehensible that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) refused to give Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer an entry visa for a WTA-sanctioned tournament and the world stood idly by, there might be a silver lining to the whole episode. It could serve as a wake-up call to remind the world of the dangers that the UAE poses to Israel — while most of the international attention is focused on Iran.

Many people — including prominent Jews such as Abe Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League, and David Rubinstein, co founder of the private equity firm Carlyle Group — believe that the United Arab Emirates is a moderate Arab state (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) and dismiss any concerns. Although NYU has many Jewish — and specifically Israeli — professors and students, Foxman supported NYU’s decision to build a branch in Dubai. He said in City Journal, “Abu Dhabi and Dubai are moving towards greater openness and tolerance.”

For sure, the current economic crisis and the low price of oil have blunted Dubai’s power, but that does not mean that they will not pose any economic threat to Israel in the future. Although the UAE might be quieter about it, the Arab League boycott of Israel is very much in effect there. The Jerusalem Post reported on their telephone conversation with Muhammad Rashid Adin, a member of the Dubai Customs Department’s Office for the Boycott of Israel. “Yes, of course, the boycott is still in place and is still enforced. If a product contained even some components that were made in Israel, and you wanted to import it to Dubai, it would be a problem.”

While it makes for great newspaper headlines when Netanyahu proclaims that “it is 1939 all over again” with regard to Iran, I am equally concerned that landmark days in Israeli history like February 17, 1982, will stop happening. February 17 was the date that the first Israeli company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, went public on the Nasdaq exchange. This exchange is now partially Arab controlled. If the Arab boycott were extended to the Nasdaq, the Israeli economy would lose an important source of capital.
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The Leftist-islamist Alliance

While condemning terrorism and stomping on terrorist flags on campus is considered incitement and hate speech and can get students punished, using vile anti-Semitic imagery, blood libels against Jews, shouting "hitler should have finished the job" and even outright physical violence is merely legitimite "criticism of Israel". This is the current perverse situation on college and university campuses which have been completely taken over by radical left lunatics and islamists. The atmosphere on campus has come to look like the nuremberg rallies of the 30's.

Hate Speech At San Francisco State University
By Richard L. Cravatts

The fragile ceasefire between Hamas and Israel in the recent Gaza incursion may have brought a tentative peace to that region, but on campuses in California -- the veritable ground zero of anti-Israel sentiment in the academy -- the debate over the 60-year conflict has gained a new, and more insidious, momentum as student demonstrations, protests, and denunciations of racist Zionism, a "brutal occupation," and "genocide" of Arabs were heard on campuses worldwide.

The virulence of anti-Israelism and antisemitism at The University of California, Irvine campus, for instance, has been so flagrant and endemic in recent years that it actually prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, the findings of which were issued in a damning 2007 report. But San Francisco State University is not far behind in the ignoble way it has enabled its Muslim students' organizations to create a veritable reign of terror on campus against Jewish and pro-Israel students, while simultaneously attempting to silence voices of opposition, a situation made evident this January when SFSU's College Republicans were once again pushed into the limelight for their outspoken challenges to the school's ubiquitous Palestinianism.

Playing off the recent indignity suffered by former president Bush when an insolent reporter hurled a shoe at the President's head during a press conference, the College Republicans had set up a booth to let students who so wished to sign an anti-Hamas, anti-terror petition and throw a shoe at a Hamas flag. Deeply "offended" by the Republicans for daring to condemn terrorists, rather than the Israeli state in defending its civilians from genocidal attack, members of SFSU's General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS) and socialist club overturned the table, seized the Hamas flag, and were physically aggressive enough in their assault of the Republican students to result in two of their members, Muhammad Abdullah and Jeremy Stern, being put under arrest.

The outcome of this event, one would think, would be fairly straightforward, since the pro-Hamas protestors clearly violated SFSU's own rules for student behavior, which clearly prohibit "conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the university community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, [or] harassment," all of which the Republican group experienced.

But in the morally-inverted world of academia, the Republican group, for the third time, find themselves the target of punishment and censure, not their attackers, and the "offended parties -- the GUPS and the socialist club -- have made some breathtakingly audacious demands to the SFSU administration: the College Republicans must be punished or sanctioned for throwing shoes at the Hamas flag; pending charges should be dropped against the two protestors who assaulted the College Republicans and seized the Hamas flag; and, most ominously for defenders of free expression on campus, a forum should be created to "educate" students about what forms of speech the "offended" students deem acceptable or unacceptable, including what the Left regularly tries to proscribe as "hate speech."
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More on Freeman

This chas freeman is even more vile and disgusting than I even thought. In fact he's outright treasonous. It turns out he has business ties to the bin laden family and has also defended hamas. And this guy will head an agency responsible for assessing intelligence essential to our national security. Al qaeda, hamas, hezbollah and other islamic terrorists will certainly have a very valuable ally in the administration. We are in for a very dangerous four years.

JERUSALEM – The Obama administration's reported pick for a top intelligence post has financial ties to the infamous bin Laden family – including dealings after Sept. 11, 2001.

Charles "Chas" Freeman, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War, is slated to head the National Intelligence Council, according to multiple reports. Freeman has come under fire in the Israeli media and on some pro-Israel blogs for his sharp criticism of the Jewish state. He also reportedly heavily criticized American anti-terrorism policy.

Now Ashley Rinsdberg, a Jerusalem-based researcher and blogger for the Daily Beast website has dug up another issue that may cause even bigger worry for the likely Obama appointee – he had business ties to Osama bin Laden's family and strongly defended the connections after 9/11.

Rindsberg documented how as chairman of Projects International, Inc., a company that develops worldwide business deals, Freeman declared in an Associated Press interview just after the 9/11 attacks he was still "discussing proposals with the Bin Laden Group – and that won't change."

The Bin Laden Group is a multinational construction conglomerate and holding company for the assets owned by the bin Laden family. It was founded in 1950 by Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, father of the terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Freeman told the AP companies that have "had very long and profitable relationships are now running for public relations cover."

He said bin Laden remains "a very honored name" in the Saudi kingdom.
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Not only has freeman been a paid a shill for the saudi wahabbi regime, but he is a staunch defender of the communist Chinese regime as well. He defended China's actions during the Tiananmen Square massacre, actually claiming China's response was overly cautious.

On the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989, Mr. Freeman unabashedly sides with the Chinese government, a remarkable position for an appointee of an administration that has pledged to advance the cause of human rights. Mr. Freeman has been a participant in ChinaSec, a confidential Internet discussion group of China specialists. A copy of one of his postings was provided to me by a former member. "The truly unforgivable mistake of the Chinese authorities," he wrote there in 2006, "was the failure to intervene on a timely basis to nip the demonstrations in the bud." Moreover, "the Politburo's response to the mob scene at 'Tiananmen' stands as a monument to overly cautious behavior on the part of the leadership, not as an example of rash action." Indeed, continued Mr. Freeman, "I do not believe it is acceptable for any country to allow the heart of its national capital to be occupied by dissidents intent on disrupting the normal functions of government, however appealing to foreigners their propaganda may be."

A truly evil, depraved, despicable man who will have a major role in our national security apparatus. If we are lucky hopefully the bastard will get a stroke and become incapacitated before he takes office.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Money For hamas

The Obama administration intends to give away $900 million for the rebuilding of Gaza. I do not want my tax dollars going to hamas. That's where this money will end up despite assurances from officials that it won't. They are liars, they know damn well the money will wind up in hamas' hands because of corrupt, terror supporting organizations like UNRWA. Screw the arabs of Gaza, they voted for war when they voted for hamas, let them suffer the consequences of their choices. I am beyond sick and tired of the west enabling and perpetuating palestinian terrorism all the while hypocritically speaking of peace and engaging in phony peace processes which are really nothing more than one-sided pressure on Israel for concessions while making no demands on the part of the palestinians.

The Obama administration intends to provide some $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after the Israeli incursion that ended last month, administration officials said Monday.

In an early sign of how the administration plans to deal with Hamas, the militant Islamist group that controls Gaza, an official said that the aid would not go to Hamas but that it would be funneled through nongovernmental organizations.

By seeking to aid Gazans but not Hamas, the administration is following the lead of the Bush administration, which sent money to Gaza through nongovernmental organizations. In December, it said it would give $85 million to the United Nations agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Roddick Boycotts Dubai Tournament

American tennis star Andy Roddick is boycotting the Dubai tournament in response to the UAE's having denied the entrance of Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer. Shame on the rest of the players for participating, especially Israeli player Andy Ram. And shame on the WTA itself for carrying on with the tournament. I am not a follower of tennis, but from now on I will be a fan of Andy Roddick and root for him for his unselfish and principled stance.

The Left's War on Israel

The assault against Israel by the left continues unabated. Ontario, Canada's leftist union CUPE is urging a boycott of Israeli universities. Terror states and dictatorships are not the target of boycotts, but a free, democratic country is. But again we aren't supposed to ascribe this to anti-Semitism even as the Jewish state is singled out for opprobrium by these depraved, power-hungry, hateful lunatics of the left. Fortunately the Harper government has moral clarity.

CUPE “intolerant” of Israel, Tories charge

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA _ The Harper government is accusing one of Ontario’s biggest unions of taking an “intolerant” stance against Israel.

Multiculturalism Minister, Jason Kenney, says a CUPE Ontario resolution urging a boycott of Israeli universities is intolerant and contributes to a bad atmosphere on Canadian campuses.

He acknowledges there’s nothing illegal about the resolution, but claims it’s part of a growing wave “singling out and targeting the Jewish democratic state of Israel for opprobrium.”

A meeting of the public-sector union in Windsor on the weekend approved the resolution as a response to the recent Israeli assault on Gaza.

Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario, at one point likened Israeli attacks on a Gaza university to Nazi attacks on educational institutions.

He later apologized for what he called a poor choice of analogy.

Kenney criticized such remarks.
“The premise of these things seems to be that the Jewish people shouldn’t have their own country,” he said Monday.

“Underneath that, there’s a certain kind of dangerous intolerance which is not consistent with Canada’s best values.”

He says the CUPE resolution has an unfortunate effect on campuses and suggests the attitude may have helped spark a recent incident at Toronto’s York University, in which anti-Israel slogans were shouted at Jewish students.
“This reinforces the whole, extreme, unbalanced rhetoric about Israel as an apartheid state, Israel as a racist state _ to quote the Canadian Arab Federation _ this creates an opinion environment which makes it acceptable to start shouting at Jewish kids who probably also happen to support Israel.

“It’s creating the opinion environment which has become very, very uncomfortable for Jewish students on many of our campuses.”

Kenney says there’s nothing the federal government can do about CUPE and he suggests the union leadership may be out of step with the membership.

Saudi Arabia Tied to Mumbai Massacre

It is being reported that saudi arabia is responsible for funding the al qaeda aligned terrorist group lashkar-e-taiba which was responsible for the massacre in Mumbai.

JERUSALEM — A new report said that Saudis have been funding and encouraging the Al Qaida-aligned insurgency group blamed for the sea-based strike on the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008.

The report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs said Saudi Arabia has been a leading sponsor of Lashkar-e-Taiba as part of Riyad’s campaign to support Islamic fundamentalism around the world.

“Saudi Arabia has contributed very much to what Lashkar-e-Taiba looks like, how it thinks, its motivation, ideology, and funding,” the report, authored by Israeli [Res.] Col. Jonathan Fighel, said. “Saudi Arabia presents itself as the protector and the spearhead of the defense of Muslims around the world against what they define as the Western cultural attack.”

Fighel, a consultant to the Israeli military as well as the U.S. government on Islamic insurgency groups, said Saudi Arabia remains committed to Lashkar-e-Taiba as part of the kingdom’s policy of funneling Wahabi ideology to Muslim minorities in countries such as India. He said the Saudis exploit humanitarian crises to establish clinics and schools as centers for Islamic extremism.

The Mumbai attack was said to have been a departure for the Al Qaida network. Instead, the sea-based attack, which stemmed from neighboring Pakistan, was said to have resembled the Palestinian sea-borne strike on Tel Aviv in 1975.

“The similarity of the November 2008 attack in Mumbai to the attack on the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv in 1975 was striking,” the report, titled “The Saudi Connection to the Mumbai Massacres: Strategic Implications for Israel,” said.

When are we going to stop pretending saudi arabia is a “moderate” ally? This is the biggest terror state in the world and should be considered an enemy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama Administration Signals Hostility Towards Israel

Here is what the prospective chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Chas Freeman had to say in a speech to the Washington Institute for Foreign Affairs in 2007:

“American identification with Israeli policy has also become total. Those in the region and beyond it who detest Israeli behavior, which is to say almost everyone, now naturally extend their loathing to Americans. This has had the effect of universalizing anti-Americanism, legitimizing radical Islamism, and gaining Iran a foothold among Sunni as well as Shiite Arabs. For its part, Israel no longer even pretends to seek peace with the Palestinians; it strives instead to pacify them. Palestinian retaliation against this policy is as likely to be directed against Israel’s American backers as against Israel itself. Under the circumstances, such retaliation – whatever form it takes – will have the support or at least the sympathy of most people in the region and many outside it. This makes the long-term escalation of terrorism against the United States a certainty, not a matter of conjecture.”

What a bastard. What those in the region detest is the very existence of Israel period. Chas freeman is among those moral degenerates who believes in throwing our democratic ally Israel to the wolves in hopes this will pacify the muslim savages so that they will leave us alone. Freeman has no understanding of islam, its history and why they target us as they do non-muslims the world over. Betraying your friend to appease bullies is the act of a depraved coward. Someone needs to remind freeman that Eurabia’s decades long pro-arab and anti-Israel policies have not made it safe, in fact they are more endangered than we are from islam. Yet the Obama administration believes it will secure the safety of America by selling out Israel and feeding it to the crocodiles.

Muslim Thugs Terrorize Sweden

In Sweden young islamic thugs are terrorizing elderly people in nursing homes, they are firing rocket propelled grenades at apartment buildings, there is rioting in the streets. It's become so bad that citizens are demanding that the military patrol the streets at night. This is what extreme liberalism has done to Sweden and many other western countries. Massive third world immigration, multiculturalism, acceptance of the practices of a barbaric seventh century death cult all in the name of a misguided attempt to prove how tolerant, progressive and non-racist we are. There is nothing wrong or bigoted about wanting to preserve your own culture and civilization and there's nothing racist about calling savages out for what they are. Either the Swedes confront and fight the muslim invaders and take back their country or their country as they know it is gone forever. There is no alternative. And this goes for the rest of the west. Sending the army in the streets with tanks and heavy ammunition might be what actually is needed in Sweden at this point. If the thugs start trouble, open fire on them and start rounding them up, incarcerating them and sending them back to the countries they came from. If the Swedes are too squeamish to do this, then its all over for them.

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Arab Lobby

The biggest myth is the power of the pro-Israel lobby. This myth was created to distract attention away from the far more extensive and well-funded arab lobby. This is the lobby which really has an undo and insidious influence on our government's Mideast policy decisions. The only thing keeping a modicum of balance is the support the American people themselves have for Israel which gets expressed through their elected representatives in Congress. However, unfortunately, our foreign policy is controlled by unelected officials in the State Department and throughout the foreign policy establishment, not having to concern themselves with the voices of real Americans and who know lucrative careers as pro-arab lobbyists await them after they leave government.

Chas Freeman may be appointed to the chairman of the National Intelligence Council. Freeman once received 1 million dollars for his Middle East Policy Council from Saudi Arabia's king abdullah for public relations in the United States.

Meet the Anti-Israeli future head of our NIC
Ed Lasky
At a conference “The Role of Hamas” sponsored by the Council of National Interest, Chas Freeman managed to burnish the reputation of Hamas. He said Hamas was under siege in Palestine; had in many instances shown principled and disciplined restraint. He basically declared that Hamas was misunderstood. He also said that Hamas recognized the fact of Israel's existence and was willing to work with Israel. This was from the possible future head of National Intelligence. Here is the You Tube video.

The Council of National Interest is run by Paul Findley, former Congressman and long-time anti-Israel activist. The CNI sponsors full-page ads replete with anti-Semitic imagery, sponsors rallies against Israel, and lobbies Congressmen to not support the American-Israeli relationship.

Who else was at this conference? None other than Ali Abunimah-Chicago’s resident pro-Palestinian activist and one of Barack Obama’s friends in the pro-Palestinian community of America.

Another luminary present was John Mearsheimer, who spills out his venom towards Israel and towards American Jewish supporters of the American-Israel relationship. His views can certainly verge on outright anti-Semitism. He also takes potshots at Christian supporters of our ally.
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The Jihad Against Buddhists

I'm sick of people referring to islam as a religion, let alone one of the three great religions on a par with Judaism and Christianity. Islam is really nothing more than a depraved death cult. In the south of Thailand, a married couple was shot dead and the husband beheaded as they were on their way to tap rubber in Yala province. You'll notice the article refers to the savages as militant separatist rebels rather than muslim jihadists who indeed want to separate from the rest of Thailand in order to form an islamic sharia state free of Buddhists. The article doesn't even mention the victims were Buddhists. Why won't the media refer to these attacks in southern Thailand for what they are, a muslim jihad against Buddhists? Of course they refuse to characterize the islamic jihad for what it is anywhere in the world it is taking place. Whether it be in Thailand, the Philippines, Kashmir, the jihadis are always referred to as "separatist rebels", "militants" etc. When it comes to Israel they are referred to as "resistance" fighters.

YALA - A MARRIED couple were shot dead by separatist rebels in Thailand's far south on Sunday, who then beheaded the husband and left his corpse in a rubber plantation, police said.

The Thai man and wife, both in their late 30s, were on their way to tap rubber in Yala province at dawn on Sunday when they were ambushed by the militants.

When security forces arrived to investigate, insurgents used a mobile phone signal to detonate explosives at the scene, injuring one policeman, officers in the province said.

It was the third decapitation in the insurgency-hit far south in three days after militants beheaded two soldiers on Friday.

More than 3,500 people have been killed since separatist unrest erupted five years ago in the Muslim-majority south of Thailand. Tensions have simmered since Thailand annexed the mainly Malay sultanate in 1902.

Attacks have become increasingly brutal as the insurgency drags on, with corpses sometimes mutilated or burnt and left in public areas. -AFP

Groveling to Muslims

Secretary Clinton while in Japan last week said that the U.S. seeks unity with the muslim world. There is no unity or common ground to be had, we are at war with the muslim world. Muslims seek to conquer and subjugate the rest of us under a single global islamic caliphate. Why don't western officials get that or at least they refuse to acknowledge it publicly.

She also went to Indonesia to reach out to muslims. Although the west considers Indonesia to be a moderate muslim country, it is not. Indonesia persecutes Christians. A few years back Christian schoolgirls were beheaded, churches are not allowed to be built, Christians have been imprisoned for openly praying that muslims come to know Christ, they have been attacked for worshipping in the streets after islamic fanatics evicted them from their churches, their villages have been attacked and their churches and homes burned. This is just a small sampling of what Christians in Indonesia suffer. The bottom line is that there really are no moderate muslim countries.

TOKYO, Feb. 17 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the Obama administration will make "a concerted effort" to restore the image of the United States in the Islamic world and will seek to "enlist the help of Muslims around the world against the extremists."

I can't tell you how much this galls me when anyone, let alone our own leaders, suggest we have to restore our image and make amends to the muslim world. All we did was respond to muslim attacks against us and liberated the people of Afghanistan and Iraq. Shouldn't it be the muslims who must be the ones to reach out and be apologetic considering what is being done in their name around the world? As noted above, the muslim world does not even respect basic human rights and the religious rights of non-muslims. So why are we acting apologetic? This is why democrats should not be in control in Washington.

Clinton, who on Wednesday will travel to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, told students at Tokyo University: "This is one of the central security challenges we face -- as to how to better communicate in a way that gets through the rhetoric and through the demagogy and is heard by people who can make judgments about what we stand for and who we truly are."

Clinton's remarks came in response to a question about terrorism causing people in the United States to have anti-Muslim "prejudice," a term she rejected forcefully. "I am a Christian," she said. "Through the centuries we have had many people who have done terrible things in the name of Christianity. They have perverted the religion."
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Why compare what Christians did many centuries ago to what is being done in the name of islam to this day?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Haveil Havalim

Edition #205 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is hosted by Sarah's View.

More on the Durban II Fiasco

Obama is an internationalist, not a true American. His priority is to avoid conflict at any cost, to go along to get along even if it means compromising on basic American values. I miss Bush already. This behavior represents the Europeanization of American foreign policy.

Durban II Planning [Anne Bayefsky]

President Obama had been warned to avoid having anything to do with the U.N.’s Durban II “anti-racism” conference this year. The U.S. walked out of the 2001 Durban I conference because it proved to be a U.N.-sanctioned platform for anti-Semitism. Its final Declaration singled out Israel for criticism, accusing the country of racism.

Ignoring these warnings, the U.S. sent a seven-person delegation to a preparatory meeting in Geneva this week — without asking anything of conference sponsors in return. The State Department explained the decision as an effort “to try to change the direction in which the Review Conference is heading.” But the delegation’s behavior during the week, which began by expressing “strong reservations about a document singling out Israel for criticism,” more closely resembles a double-cross.

On Wednesday, the European Union proposed a provision for the final document — which is to be adopted formally at the Conference itself in April — on the Holocaust. The EU had attempted to add a reference to the Holocaust at the last preparatory meeting (in January), which the U.S. did not attend. But Iran and Syria had objected. The EU proposal was therefore “bracketed” — entered into the items-in-dispute category. Both Syria and Iran had claimed there weren’t enough facts about the Holocaust to warrant a definitive denunciation. Iran had also complained that the proposal was in the wrong section.

So the EU tried again, and this time the American delegation was present. Here is how the discussion went:

European Union: We have a new proposal under the section on education and awareness-raising that would recall the U.N. General Assembly resolution on the remembrance of the Holocaust. It would read:

Urges states to raise awareness and to implement U.N. General Assembly resolutions 60/7 and 61/255 which inter alia observes that the remembrance of the Holocaust is critical to prevent further acts of genocide, condemns without reservation any denial of the Holocaust and urges all states to reject denial of the Holocaust as an historical event, either in full, or in part, or any activities to this end.

Iran: My delegation thinks that this is an inappropriate place to incorporate this new paragraph, so we request that this new paragraph be put in brackets.

Chair: Is there any delegation wishing to comment on this new proposal by the European Union? It doesn’t seem the case. We move on.

Since the operating principle is consensus, this put the Holocaust provision in dispute. But the American delegation chose not to go on the record strongly supporting the EU’s proposal, as it had on other items. Not a peep came from the “change the direction in which the Review Conference is heading” folks.
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Obama Throws Israel to the Wolves

Obama is a moral coward who has every intention of acquiescing to the demands of the muslim world at the expense of Israel and our country's own security. By involving itself in Durban II, this administration is legitimizing anti-Semitism and the muslim world's goal of destroying Israel. Obama lacks the intestinal fortitude necessary to stand against popular international opinion or the bullying by the muslim world. And standing up for Israel and American values will certainly not sit well with the arab and muslim “street” or with Europe. This is what happens when you elect someone more concerned with his own global popularity than with doing what is right. We are in serious danger with this man in the White House.

The fifth columnist in the White House
Friday, 20th February 2009



After merely one calendar month, Obama’s foreign policy has already been disastrous for the defenders of the free world. See Charles Krauthammer’s description of how he has turned America into a

grinning Goliath staggering about sporting a ‘kick me’ sign on his back

with Russia, Iran and Pakistan duly obliging in quick succession.

In the past four weeks, every single one of Obama’s foreign policy initiatives has appeased and strengthened the enemies of both Israel and the west, whose fates are umbilically linked. The driving motif of Obama’s foreign policy has been ‘engagement’ with the Muslim world. Ostensibly offering the hand of friendship if that world unclenches its own fist, he is actually offering up not just the west’s hand but its entire body to be kicked into submission. And I use that last word advisedly.

Now Khaled abu Toameh reports that one result of this approach has been to boost Hamas. As the Independent reported yesterday, European politicians -- including two British MPs – are now openly talking to Hamas despite the fact that it is a banned organisation by the EU (the EU has in fact been talking covertly to Hamas for years). Abu Toameh reports that Egypt’s President Mubarak and Palestinian President Abbas are also now talking to Hamas, having previously refused to do so on the grounds that this would only strengthen it and weaken them. But now they are doing so principally because, according to Egyptian and Palestinian political analysts,

Mubarak and Abbas feel comfortable to talk to Hamas because they realize that President Barack Obama's new administration is contemplating a new, conciliatory approach toward Iran and its proxies in the Middle East, namely the Syrians, Hizbullah and Hamas...

Sure enough, only yesterday the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell supported the Egyptian call for a Palestinian unity government comprising the PA and Hamas. He dutifully parroted the formula that Hamas would still need to halt violence, recognise Israel and accept previous Palestinian-Israeli agreements. But Hamas has not done so and shows no sign that it will ever do so. What Egypt is proposing, and America has now endorsed, is a Palestinian government comprising people still bent upon a genocidal agenda.
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Muslim in NY Beheads Wife

In upstate New York, a muslim male beast beheaded his wife who was seeking a divorce from him. In islam, this is known as an "honor" killing. As far as I'm concerned muslim men ought to be rounded up and incarcerated indefinitely or kicked out of the country. This story has been kept largely out of the msm because the media is trying to protect the image of the muslim community. Ironically this guy had founded a TV station which sought to portray muslims in a more positive light. If they want to be seen more positively how about muslims actually acting civilized and humanely. No amount of propaganda is going to change the image of islam so long as the savagery continues.

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

The killing apparently occurred some time late Thursday afternoon. Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

"Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said today.

Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

"She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday the 6th [of February]," Benz said.

Muzzammil Hassan was arraigned before Village Justice Deborah Chimes and sent to the Erie County Holding Center.

Dutch Media's Coverage of Israel

A European media watchdog group describes the Dutch media's coverage of Israel as 'beyond belief' in the extent of its bias against Israel. What do you expect from a country which prosecutes its own citizens for criticizing islam. But of course we are not supposed to characterize this skewed, one-sided anti-Israel coverage as anti-Semitic. Besides the jihadists themselves, the worst enemy the free world has right now is the media. Every day the western media is abetting the muslim jihadists war on Israel, in their assault on our western freedoms, culture and way of life and its threat to our very lives. To win this war we must start with challenging the media.

Media Watchdog: Dutch Coverage of Israel 'Beyond Belief'

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz


(IsraelNN.com) A media watch organization says that the primary state-funded news program of the Netherlands engaged in anti-Israel distortion and manipulation of the news from the Middle East during the IDF's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. The media fans the flames of anti-Semitism, the group concludes in a report released this week.

According to analysts from the European media watchdog organization Israel Facts Group, a leading Dutch prime-time TV news program, NOS Journaal,
The monitors checked the NOS reporting against the TV station's own journalistic code.

"omits and distorts the facts and manipulates the opinion of the Dutch public beyond belief." Israel Facts Group monitors focused on NOS Journaal's coverage of the Operation Cast Lead at the end of 2008 and into January 2009.

For comparison, the monitors checked the NOS reporting against the TV station's own journalistic code, which Israel Facts Group member Yochanan Visser said "obliges it to provide impartial and independent news and to allow the right of response." In addition, the Israel Facts Group compared the reports from NOS with those of German and Israeli state-funded news programs.

According to the Israel Facts Group report on the NOS coverage, Palestinian Authority rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel preceding the launch of Operation Cast Lead were ignored. One exception was a report on 60 rockets fired by Hamas on December 19, eight days prior to the start of Cast Lead. "But NOS found an explanation for them," Visser explained. "According to NOS they were the Hamas answer to the Israeli 'offensive' on December 23. In fact, Israel responded that day to a Hamas attack on the Gaza border in which three Hamas terrorists were killed."
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Friday, February 20, 2009

The Anti-Semitism of "Critics" of Israel

When Israel is singled out as a target for protests and boycotts while all of the tyrannical and oppressive regimes on the planet are let off the hook, when criticism of Israel is so over the top as to be compared with the nazis and of being an apartheid state despite the freedom its Arab citizens enjoy, when blood libels are hurled at it and false accusations of massacres get thrown around and hamas and hezbollah flags are waved at protests, any decent, rational person rightly concludes that such extreme vitriol for the Jewish state is motivated by anti-Semitism. It is laughable that these people have the gall to counter that they are merely "criticizing" Israel. This is among the reasons I have come to so strongly detest leftists. It is a mindset nothing short of evil. Here is an excellent essay by British Jewish writer Howard Jacobson on the anti-Israel madness which has taken hold of British society.

The language of protesters ‘determines the issue before it can be discussed’

I was once in Melbourne when bush fires were raging 20 or 30 miles north of the city. Even from that distance you could smell the burning. Fine fragments of ash, like slivers of charcoal confetti, covered the pavements. The very air was charred. It has been the same here these past couple of months with the fighting in Gaza. Only the air has been charred not with devastation but with hatred. And I don’t mean the hatred of the warring parties for each other. I mean the hatred of Israel expressed in our streets, on our campuses, in our newspapers, on our radios and televisions, and now in our theatres.

A discriminatory, over-and-above hatred, inexplicable in its hysteria and virulence whatever justification is adduced for it; an unreasoning, deranged and as far as I can see irreversible revulsion that is poisoning everything we are supposed to believe in here – the free exchange of opinions, the clear-headedness of thinkers and teachers, the fine tracery of social interdependence we call community relations, modernity of outlook, tolerance, truth. You can taste the toxins on your tongue.

But I am not allowed to ascribe any of this to antisemitism. It is, I am assured, “criticism” of Israel, pure and simple. In the matter of Israel and the Palestinians this country has been heading towards a dictatorship of the one-minded for a long time; we seem now to have attained it. Deviate a fraction of a moral millimetre from the prevailing othodoxy and you are either not listened to or you are jeered at and abused, your reading of history trashed, your humanity itself called into question. I don’t say that self-pityingly. As always with dictatorships of the mind, the worst harmed are not the ones not listened to, but the ones not listening. So leave them to it, has essentially been my philosophy. A life spent singing anti-Zionist carols in the company of Ken Livingstone and George Galloway is its own punishment.

But responses to the fighting in Gaza have been such as to drive even the most quiescent of English Jews – whether quiescent because we have learnt to expect nothing else, or because we are desperate to avoid trouble, or because we have our own frustrations with Israel to deal with – out of our usual stoical reserve. Some things cannot any longer go unchallenged.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stopping Iran

Let's hope this story is true about Israel allegedly assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists. If there isn't going to be a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, this is the next best thing. Of course the usual suspects will declare this to be illegal as they do regarding every action Israel undertakes to prevent its sworn enemies from annihilating it. For some reason these very same people don't get all worked up with righteous indignation over Iran threatening to obliterate Israel while developing the weapons to achieve that goal. Only Israel defending itself is objectionable. This is among the reasons I hate the left.

Israel is assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists as part of a covert war against the Islamic Republic's illicit weapons program, the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday quoted Western intelligence analysts as saying.

The British daily said Israel's Mossad espionage agency was rumored to be behind the death of Ardeshire Hassanpour, a top nuclear scientist at Iran's Isfahan uranium plant, who died in mysterious circumstances from reported "gas poisoning" in 2007.

Other recent deaths of important figures in the procurement and enrichment process in Iran and Europe have been the result of Israeli "hits", intended to deprive Tehran of key technical skills at the head of the program, according to the analysts.
The Telegraph also quoted United States intelligence sources as saying Israel is using sabotage, front companies and double agents to disrupt the regime's illicit weapons project as an alternative to direct military strikes.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that Israel has been carrying out similar covert activities for about a decade, ever since Iran was first suspected of seeking nuclear weapons. The U.S. journalist James Risen has written recently that the CIA and the Mossad have planned together a number of sabotage operations against the Iranian program, including damaging power lines to nuclear sites in order to cause harm to computer systems and equipment.
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Responding to Israel Haters

I would not even bother to dignify the anti-Semites charges of Israel being a racist state with an answer. Israel need not explain or justify to a hypocritical world the way it defines itself. We know that those who accuse Israel of racism are themselves the vicious racist haters. Why does every other ethnic group get to have self-determination except Jews? Why is every other nationalist movement legitimate, but Jewish nationalism is labeled as "racist", even though Judaism isn't even a race and as this article points out anyone can become Jewish? Why isn't "palestinian" nationalism racist, even though they demand they have a state free of Jews? Why are all the surrounding Arab states allowed to be almost exclusively Arab and muslim? Why is it legitimate to be a muslim state but not a Jewish state? Israel has as much right as every other country to decide its citizenship laws and how the character of the country is defined. Yes Israel is a JEWISH state, and only JEWS are subjected to the law of return. Whoever objects can fuck off. You all have your own countries, but we can't? Go harangue Japan because only ethnic Japanese can be citizens. And go harangue the Arabs who practice racial, religious and gender apartheid. I'm beyond tired of the double standards applied to Israel.

Combatting the charge of Israel as a racist state

by David Matas

(Remarks prepared for delivery to the European Union of Jewish Students, Geneva, Switzerland 8 February 2009)

Antisemitism is a mutating virus. Defeat the virus in one form; it appears in another. It is possible to stamp out one anti-Jewish libel or another; but antisemitism remains.

Jews are accused of double loyalty. To show their undivided loyalty, they join the military forces of their countries. So, in the case of French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, documents were fabricated to frame him as a spy for Germany.

Jews are accused of rootlessness, being cosmopolitan. So they form a state. Then antisemites demonize the state as a criminal state, mutating antisemitism into anti-Zionism.

Jews are accused of killing Christ, of killing Christian children to use their blood for the baking of matzoh. The various Christian denominations finally take a stand against these libels. So antisemitism leaps from Christianity to Islamic fundamentalism. Jews are accused of killing Palestinian children.

Antisemites killed Jews in such numbers and with such barbarity in the Holocaust that the very idea of antisemitism was discredited. So antisemites deny the Holocaust ever happened.

Racial typology in the nineteenth and early twentieth century was a popular and scientific fad. Jews were called an evil, greedy race bent on world domination. In reaction to the racism run rampant of the Holocaust, the global community created anti-racist standards. Since the Holocaust, anti-racism has become as widely accepted as racism was before the Holocaust. So, now the Jewish state is accused of racism.

The constancy of antisemitism, its ability to mutate to overcome all defenses, means that antisemitism will always be with us. A bigotry which could survive as thorough a refutation as the Holocaust will survive anything.

We who would defend against antisemitism must be aware of its infinite adaptability. Fighting only against old forms of antisemitism will not get us very far. We have always to be prepared to identify its changed modern guises and combat those.

Here, I want to address one mutation in particular, the accusation of the Jewish state as racist. Labelling as racist the worst victims of racism both demeans the victims and stretches credulity. Yet, it has become a commonplace of modern antisemitic discourse.

We are approaching the review of the World Conference against Racism. The Conference was held in Durban South Africa in September 2001. The review is coming up in Geneva in March this year. Though the Durban review is nominally supposed to be against racism, you can be sure it will inundated by bigots attempting to pin the racist label on the Jewish state.

What I would propose to do here is to attempt to describe three of the forms the charges against the Jewish state for racism would take and suggest answers to those charges. In doing this, I am well aware that antisemites and anti-Zionists will not be convinced. Refute one form of antisemitism and they will simply move on to another. But there will be some people who do not follow these matters closely and will be bewildered by these strange accusations. To them, explanations must be given.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obama Promises to Halt Israeli Settlements

Obama has promised the "palestinians" that he will protect the "biblical heartland". Well since it is the BIBLICAL heartland then muslims have no rights to it. It makes no sense for Obama to promise muslims he will protect the biblical heartland from being inhabited by the chosen people of the bible.

JERUSALEM – The Obama administration has pledged to the Palestinian Authority it will closely monitor Jewish construction in the West Bank and will protest any new housing developments in the biblical territory, a top PA negotiator told WND.

"They told us the White House will watch for any Jewish construction," said the PA negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"Obama knows that if [Likud Chairman Benjamin] Netanyahu is the next prime minister, he will try to expand the settlements. They pledged to us this will be strongly protested," the negotiator said.

Although Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima party captured one more seat than Likud in last week's elections, Netanyahu is considered most likely to form the next government, since he is reportedly able to forge the most stable coalition with other parties in the 120-seat Knesset.
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Obama and Durban II

Obama intends to legitimize the viciously anti-Semitic Durban II fiasco. The administration claims that the purpose of its involvement is to attempt to alter its hate-filled agenda, which will never happen. Obama simply wants to suck-up to the muslim world at Israel‘s expense. I'm not sure Obama has the moral character, courage and inner strength to stand up for what is right and risk being despised abroad for standing up for American values and defending Israel. I don't see him as having the guts to confront the muslim world. I have come to believe that president Bush on the other hand is a man of high moral character who wasn't concerned about his popularity, but rather doing what he believed was right, whereas Obama craves popularity above all else, especially from abroad.

While American Jews and many Israelis still have their heads stuck firmly in the sand about Obama, there is huge and growing concern in more informed Israeli governmental circles that Israel faces the most unfriendly or even hostile President that anyone can recall -- and this at a time when the drums of Iranian genocide are beating ever more loudly. Such concern has been deepened by his decision at the weekend to ‘help plan’ the 'Durban 2' UN conference.

This event, which I wrote about recently here, is a re-run of the UN’s anti-Jew hate-fest that was held a few days before 9/11under the grotesque misnomer of a human rights conference. 'Durban 2', due to take place next April in Geneva, looks set to be even worse. Its first draft declaration singled out Israel for the usual delegitimisation and libels which are a stock in trade of the Islamist world and now, alas, much of the western intelligentsia marching under the inverted 'human rights' banner which is a fig-leaf for Jew-hatred. It says the Palestinians are the victims of Israeli oppression, implies that Zionism itself is racism, and calls for the end of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and (as in Durban I) for the ‘right of return’ for Palestinians, which would mean the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state.

Now its revised draft declaration says that Israel’s law of return – which merely gives all Jews the right to live in Israel – is racist, which is a way of reviving the discredited and disgusting ‘Zionism is racism’ UN trope; it embraces Holocaust denial by proposing to delete any reference to the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust on the grounds that the number is ‘questionable’; it creates a hierarchy of victims with Muslims on top and the ‘intellectual and ideological validation of Islamophobia’ deemed to be the ‘most disturbing phenomenon’ – this when Jews around the world are being subjected to an upsurge in anti-Jew hatred and violence, including many attacks by Muslims.

To prove what a farce this is, and how lethal, the chief ‘anti-racism’ negotiator at Durban 2 is Iran, which is dominating proceedings – Iran, which denies the Holocaust, intends to carry out a second nuclear one against Israel and then destroy the rest of the free world.
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UAE Bars Israeli Tennis Player

I just wish the WTA had the same moral courage as the Tennis Channel which cancelled the broadcast of the Dubai tennis championships in response to the UAE's barring entry to the Israeli tennis player Shahar Peer. The tournament itself should have been cancelled. This would not be tolerated if nationals other than Israelis were the ones being discriminated against. This would not be tolerated if blacks or any other race or religion was being discriminated against. I've had it up to here with the world being indifferent to and even indulging the Arab-muslims infantile behavior and hatred of Jews. It's time to confront the muslim world and say enough is enough.

The Tennis Channel will not televise the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships this week to protest the United Arab Emirates’ refusal to grant an entry visa to the Israeli player Shahar Peer. Peer was scheduled to play Anna Chakvetadze in the first round.

“This is an easy decision to come by, based on what is right and wrong,” Ken Solomon, the chairman and chief executive of the network, said Monday from Utah.

“Sports are about merit, absent of background, class, race, creed, color or religion. They are simply about talent. This is a classic case, not about what country did what to another country. If the state of Israel were barring a citizen of an Arab nation, we would have made the same decision.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Left's Moral Depravity

It's mind boggling that most of the world, even the western world is so skewed in its outlook regarding the Middle East. What took place at this Israel-hating, anti-Semitic event at UCLA is yet a further example of how sick, twisted, evil and treasonous the left truly is. They don't simply blur the line between good and evil, but invert it to where the free, democratic nations of Israel and America which respect human rights are portrayed as evil while hamas and fellow travelers who violate human rights, turn children into human bombs to slaughter other innocents, institute brutally oppressive sharia law, persecute Christians and others, enslave women, execute homosexuals, advocate genocide against Jews, are turned into the morally righteous ones. The left is every bit the enemy of liberty and civilization as the islamists are and should be scorned as treacherous monsters for joining forces with the jihadis to destroy Israel and western civilization.

By: Roberta P. Seid, PhD
I have attended many anti-Israel, anti-Zionist lectures and events, but the Jan. 21st symposium on “Gaza and Human Rights” sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Near East Studies was certainly one of the most disturbing.

A purportedly academic analysis of human rights abuses in the recent Hamas-Israel battle, it was an academic lynching of Israel and the entire Zionist enterprise. The 400-member audience of older “peace” activists, community members and students cheered enthusiastically when the four speakers—all professors—expressed hope that Israel would lose against Hamas, which they dubbed the Palestinian “nationalist insurgency.” No speaker made a distinction between Hamas and Fatah. Palestinians became a faceless, undifferentiated mass of innocent and helpless indigenous people preyed upon by an all-powerful Israel. The well-credentialed speakers veered so far from reality and so skewed it that they seemed to be enacting a burlesque of the anti-Semitic rabble rousing in Munich’s 1920’s beer halls.

It felt like a Munich beer hall because to an implacably self-righteous, cheering crowd, Israel was painted precisely as Nazis used to paint the Jews: powerful, motivated solely by insatiable greed and cruelty, interlopers who don’t belong and are contaminating someone else’s culture and home, violators of all norms of civilized behavior, decency and law. All their actions have had sinister motives. All attacks against Israel were either implicitly justified (Hamas fights Israel because it controls their airspace and waters and is starving the Palestinians, or because Israel provoked them) or they were minimized. Palestinians are a “defenseless” people who, in the past 60 years, have never done anything to merit Israel’s military responses. Gazan rockets are “homemade,” and pose no threat, as evidenced by the small number of Israeli casualties, prompting one to recall the plaintive lines of Shylock, “If you prick me, do I not bleed?” And the rest of the world—Middle East nations’ roles and rivalries and other powerful players, such as terrorists and terrorism--were airbrushed away, producing a cartoon image divorced from all reality of an unfettered, demonic Israel—not unlike the Nazi cartoons of Jews holding the globe and pulling all the strings of history. And the speakers indulged in repeated blood libel: Israel is “wantonly” and “savagely” starving and murdering Gazans, and especially Gazan children. More and more of civil society and the international community now understand Israel’s evil, and are rapidly mobilizing to fight it through boycotts, sanctions, and international legal condemnation. The Palestinians are “winning the legitimacy war.” Only Americans don’t yet understand because their media misleads and misinforms them. And so the audience is left with the sense of a rising tidal wave of history--global hatred for Israel—and who doesn’t want to be on the winning side of history? Little wonder the audience cheered and applauded enthusiastically.

The fact that two of the speakers and the organizer were Jewish simply seemed to add legitimacy to the claims.

Moral outrage and an inflexible hatred of Israel charged the atmosphere. Pro-Israel questioners met loud ridicule and booing from the speakers and the audience—and the menace of violence rippled through the crowd.

All this transpired in academia, passed for academic discourse, and is supported by taxpayer money.
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Pandering to the muslim World

The Obama administration prepares to suck up to the muslim world:

GULF TIMES

The recent change in Washington with Barack Obama taking over as the US president has presented a ray of hope for better relations between America and the Islamic world, organisers of the Sixth US-Islamic World Forum that began in Doha yesterday said.

“For the first time since the forum’s inauguration in 2004, we see a real sliver of hope,” senior officials of the Brookings Project on US Relations with the Islamic World said.

Hosted annually by Qatar, the forum aims at promoting dialogue and bridging the differences between the US and over a billion Muslims around the world. This year’s focus is on common global challenges.
Admitting that the result of the past six such exercises had been anything but “modest”, Brookings Institute’s Saban Center director and Senior Fellow Martin Indyk told journalists that
“up till now we have been swimming against the tide. But there is opportunity now.”

According to him, the world is witnessing a different approach, since Barack Obama took office; “one that has made improving relations with the Muslim World a priority”.

“Improving relations with the muslim world” translation: Throw Israel to the wolves if you want to avoid incurring our wrath.

On the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Qatar’s Assistant Foreign Minister for Follow-up Affairs, HE Mohamed Abdullah al-Rumaihi urged for “imposition of peace” on Israel.

Who’s going to impose peace on the jihadists who want to destroy Israel? Of Course the answer to that is this fiend has no interest in such a goal because he too wants the obliteration of Israel.

“We Arabs chose peace;

Since when in Arab history have they ever chosen peace?

“One of the difficult things that we as Americans have to do is to put ourselves in others shoes and to learn to listen to others,” Indyk said.

Why is the onus on us to listen to them? How about the Arabs putting themselves in others shoes and listening? How about the Arabs respecting the basic human rights of non-arabs, non-muslims and women? It’s always a one-way street where we are lectured by them and by our own liberals that we must understand and listen to them, but nothing is ever expected on the part of the arabs.

The officials also maintained that some of the sessions were closed so as to encourage candid responses.

I would like to be a fly on the wall for that. God only knows what sinister ideas will be coming out of these secret sessions.

Canada Must Not Grant Refugee Status to Terrorists

Sign this petition urging the Canadian government not to grant refugee status to the terrorists from Gitmo which muslim groups are lobbying for. Why would Canada even consider granting refuge to terrorists? This is yet another example of liberalism gone amuck. Why the misguided concern for the "rights" and well being of the world's worst terrorists who wouldn't hesitate to slaughter us en masse given the opportunity? They should be allowed to rot in Gitmo, it should never be closed down. And certainly no free country should volunteer to take them in as if they were innocent refugees fleeing oppression rather than terrorists who themselves violate the human rights of others and would constitute a present danger to the citizens of Canada and to the US should they manage to sneak in and perpetrate an attack.

Historical Revisionism

It's astounding that a journalist would lack the basic facts about the subject he is writing about. But here is a column by Bruce Anderson of "The Independent" regarding the events right after the six day war:

The first act of the current tragedy began in 1967, after the Six-Day War. Plucky little Israel was master of the battlefield. She had overrun a vast acreage of Arab territory. Almost immediately, even by those who had never been enthusiastic about the State of Israel, distinctions began to be drawn between the pre-'67 boundaries and the 1967 conquests. Israel had a tremendous hand of cards, strategic and moral. There was never a better moment for "in victory, magnanimity.

Israel should have announced that unlike almost every previous military victor, she did not seek territorial gains; her sole war aims were peace and justice. To secure them, she was prepared to trade her conquests, with the obvious exception of the Holy Places in old Jerusalem. On such a basis, and with huge international support, a deal would have been possible. But there were problems. At its narrowest point, pre-'67 Israel was only 12 miles wide. A tank thrust from the West Bank could have cut the country in two. Although the generals cannot be blamed for failing to predict the era of asymmetric warfare in which tank thrusts would only occur in war movies, their insistence on a demilitarised West Bank complicated matters. Then a temptation emerged, like the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

Israel in fact did offer to return the territories won in the six day war in exchange for peace. The response from the Arabs was the infamous "three no's" in Khartoum. No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel and no negotiations with Israel. This bit of history is widely known to anyone who follows Mideast events.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Muslims Throw Bombs at Jews in Sweden

Europe is practically in a state of anarchy with hordes of muslim invaders engaging in open warfare against the native population. Jews are at the top of the list of the jihadis targets. The once tranquil country of Sweden is experiencing rioting on a regular basis and there are no-go areas where non-muslims, not even police or firefighters dare to tread. So muslims have literally taken over parts of Europe and created their own enclaves with their own rules. This is a stark example of how extreme liberalism and its tolerance of everything is destroying the west. What's needed is stringent immigration laws and to unashamedly preserve our own superior culture and values. Multiculturalism has failed miserably. Muslims prove over and over again that they cannot live amongst civilized people. They create conflict and bloodshed wherever they are. Last week in Sweden, islamist barbarians threw pipe bombs and rockets at pro-Israel demonstrators. And the police just stand there while this is taking place. The authorities in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe just stand by while the scourge of humanity runs wild in their streets. What possessed them to allow multitudes of muslims inside their borders? What possible benefit did they believe this was going to have? Why on Earth would you facilitate the destruction of your own country? Liberals are you proud of the devastating consequences that your welcoming of third world and islamic masses has brought upon us? Do you sit in your ivory towers and pat yourselves on the back at how tolerant and non-bigoted you are even as Europe's cities go up in flames?

Islamists Fire Rockets, Hurl Bombs at Pro-Israel Crowd in Sweden

by Gil Ronen
(IsraelNN.com) Islamists reached new heights of audacity in a face-off with pro-Israel demonstrators in Malmö, Sweden on Sunday, firing rockets and throwing pipe bombs at the pro-Israel group in broad daylight and under police's noses. No one was hurt. The incident was videotaped by Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth.

Between 400 and 500 people gathered in Stortorget Square for a peaceful pro-Israeli protest.

The police sealed off the entire square and only allowed in the protesters, as well as a smaller group of Islamists, and separated the two groups from each other.

Blogger Ekeroth wrote: "It didn't take long until they started attacking us, this time with homemade pipebombs and fireworks. The homemade bombs were pretty powerful, as I stood not too far away when one of them exploded. According to what I heard, the police managed to arrest the ones that threw the bombs. However, they did not disperse the Arab crowd…"

In total, Ekeroth reported, the Islamists threw two pipe bombs, fired two rockets and hurled some glass bottles. The bombs did not reach the pro-Israel protesters but the rockets exploded over their heads.

The largest newspaper in the south, Sydsvenskan, chose to "distort and bend the truth," Ekeroth reported. The news item about the confrontation was headlined “Several arrested during Israel demonstration” and, amazingly, reported that "The expected violence did not occur."

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Haveil Havalim

The latest edition of the Jewish blog carnival haveil havalim is featured this week at leoraw.

Arrested for Criticizing Islam

While the non-muslim world tolerates the ugliest hatred and incitement to violence against us on the part of muslims, we are so quick to suppress and punish any criticism of islam. This genuflecting before muslims has to stop. Non-muslims must regain their courage and self-respect. In India a publisher and an editor of a newspaper were arrested for republishing an article which was originally featured in Britain's "The Independent" which correctly called islam oppressive and stated that mohammed had sex with a nine year old girl and murdered Jews.

JERUSALEM – Two newspaper executives were arrested yesterday on charges of "intent to outrage" the "religious feelings" of Muslims.

Their alleged crime? Republishing an article that refers to Islam as "oppressive" and states the religion's prophet, Muhammad, had sex with a 9-year-old girl and ordered the murder of Jews.

The incident unfolded in India, where Ravindra Kumar, an editor, and Anand Sinha, publisher of the country's Statesman newspaper, turned themselves into police following complaints from local Muslims. The complaints cited a law that makes illegal the "malicious intent" to "outrage religious feelings." The two were released on bail today.

The Statesman had republished an article Feb. 5 originally printed in Britain's Independent newspaper titled, "Why should I respect these oppressive religions?" The author, columnist Johann Hari, was lamenting what he said was the erosion of rights to criticize religion.

"I don't respect the idea that we should follow a 'prophet' who at the age of 53 had sex with a 9-year old girl and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn't follow him," Hari wrote.

Although the piece prompted little outcry in Britain, angry Muslims reportedly have been demonstrating in front of the Statesman's offices. Baton-wielding police broke up several protests the past two weeks.

Kumar already issued a public apology for reprinting the article.

"The essential ingredient of the law under which we are charged is malicious intent," Kumar told reporters today.

"But how could we anticipate the protest when the article generated no controversy in Britain, which has substantial Muslim population, after it was carried originally by the Independent?" he said.

India, the world's second most populous country, is mostly Hindu. About 13 percent of the population is Muslim.

As WND reported, a Saudi cleric, pointing to Muhammad as a model for marriage, has declared age is no hindrance to marriage under Islam, and sex at age 9 is fine.

"There is no minimal age for entering marriage. You can have a marriage contract even with a 1-year-old girl, not to mention a girl of 9, 7, or 8. This is merely a contract [indicating] consent. The guardian in such a case must be the father, because the father's opinion is obligatory. Thus, the girl becomes a wife," said Ahmad Al-Mu'bi, an officiant for marriages.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Israel's Arab Fifth Column

This was the scene at a polling station in an Arab town in Israel on election day:
(IsraelNN.com) MK Prof. Aryeh Eldad (Ichud Leumi/National Union) left the Arab Israeli town of Umm El-Fahm after monitoring at a polling station there for part of the morning. An Arab mob began rioting and threatening him outside of the station. Rocks were thrown at security forces, and shouts of "Death to the Jews!" could be heard.

And they wonder why Avigdor Lieberman had such a strong showing. Keep this up and Lieberman will look like a liberal compared to who gets elected to office in the future. Clearly a large proportion of the Arab community are enemies of the state and should be stripped of their citizenship and barred from voting. Let them emigrate to any of the 22 Arab nations.

Eldad's spokeswoman Na'ama Cohen said that Eldad left because of his desire to spend the day at more strategic campaigning locations in Israel's major cities. The video below documents some of the Arab rioting at the presence of an Ichud Leumi candidate in their town.

Cohen said that Eldad had not planned to spend the entire day at Umm El-Fahm and that he decided to leave for other polling stations after sitting at the Umm El-Fahm station for about an hour. She said police had provided excellent protection and were not at fault.

MK Eldad claimed that the event was a victory for the National Union. "We proved to the Arab public that Umm El-Fahm, too, is part of the Land of Israel. There was no surrender to the Arabs." Eldad said he had coordinated with the police in advance that he would only remain at the polling station for one hour.

Eldad had entered the Israeli Arab city of Umm el-Fahm in the middle of Tuesday morning to act as chairman of the election committee at Polling Place #12 in the city's Arzi neighborhood. Eldad replaced Baruch Marzel, the Land of Israel activist who was prevented by police from entering the city because of threats on his life. Eldad told Ynet, "I definitely do not fear for my life."
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Chavez's Anti-Semitic Incitement

Venezuela's thuggish ruler hugo chavez, is inciting violence against that country's Jewish community.

Is it a coincidence that in an authoritarian socialist state that has sidled up to the world's most dangerous Islamist state is home to an increasing spree of violence targeting the Jewish community? Is it a spree being directed by Hugo Chavez out of bigoted or self-aggrandizing reasons? Or is any collectivist nation dominated by a strongman an inevitable incubator of anti-Semitism and scapegoating of its Jewish minority?

Whatever the answers, Venezuela is providing the evidence. Observers like the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Latin America expert Andres Oppenheimer cite “a well-orchestrated [anti-Semitic] campaign” that has been taking place on Venezuela’s government sponsored radio and television stations, newspapers and websites such as Aporrea. Stoking anti-Semitic fervor, such outlets frequently compare Israel to Nazi Germany and denounce “international Jewish conspiracies.” Meanwhile, an association of reporters urged Venezuelans to boycott local businesses owned by Venezuelan Jews. And the media is not alone in fueling anti-Jewish incitement.

As in any authoritarian state, the media parrot the line originated by their leader, President Hugo Chavez. His bombastic condemnation of Israel’s invasion of Gaza shaded into overt anti-Semitism, and the nation is aware of his increasingly close ties with Iran’s Islamist regime.

Tensions escalated sharply in early January, when Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to protest Israel’s military offensive in Gaza. Shortly thereafter, approximately 15 individuals attacked the Tiferet synagogue in Caracas. According to Paul Hariton of the Caracas Ashkenazi community, the January 30 attack “was a well-organized event. The attackers were heavily armed. They jumped a wall and overcame two guards. They even took the videotape out of the security camera before they left.” The president of the Jewish Organization of Venezuela says that “the hoodlums occupied the building” for five hours, during which time “they profaned the holy Sefer Torah, which is the Jewish holy book of prayer and laws.” In an ominous sign for the rest of Venezuela's Jewish community, the hoodlums also stole a computer database containing the names and addresses of all the synagogue’s members.

At first, Chavez condemned the attack. However, his government now seems intent on blaming the synagogue’s desecration on Venezuelan Jews, depicting the vandalism as “deliberately self-inflicted act aimed at discrediting the regime.” This Sunday, Venezuelan authorities arrested a local rabbi’s former bodyguard and ten others in connection with the attack. In a televised interview following the arrest of the 11 suspects, Chavez remarked sarcastically, “What a coincidence, the gang leader is a metropolitan police officer who for the last four years was the personal bodyguard of the synagogue's rabbi.” When announcing the names of the suspects, Chavez’s Interior and Justice Minister Tarek El Aissami (who happens to be Muslim), similarly alleged that the synagogue’s rabbi had “directed” his former bodyguard and his compatriots to carry out the vandalism. Thus did an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory become the official position of Venezuela’s government.
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And this marxist thug who's attempted to make himself president for life, cracked down on freedom of speech, expression and the press, gives support to the FARC terrorists in Columbia, aligns himself with the genocidal terror regime in Iran and incites against Jews as government policy, is embraced by liberals and Hollywood.

Hamas Terrorists Coming to America

President Obama proves he is dangerously incompetent by signing an executive order allowing the influx of hundreds of thousands of Gaza Arabs, which will undoubtedly include many with ties to hamas, into the United States. What motivates him to do this? We don't owe these people anything, they chose to wage war on Israel when they voted in hamas, so their situation is of their own making. They are hardly innocent victims. They could have chosen to build a viable society, they could have chosen to use the greenhouses that former Jewish residents of Gaza left, but instead chose to burn them to the ground. They don't want statehood, they want Israel wiped out.

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

President Obama's decision, according to the Register, was necessitated by "the urgent refugee and migration needs" of the "victims."

Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

The charter for Hamas calls for the replacement of the nation of Israel with a Palestinian Islamic state.

Since its formation in 1994, Hamas has been responsible for hundreds of terrorist attacks, including the 2002 Passover suicide bombing. The leaders of the movement signed the World Islamic Statement of 1998 – a document, penned by Osama bin Laden, which declared war on America and Israel.

President Obama's executive order is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, many with ties to radical Islam, to our shores, furthering a process that was inaugurated in 1995 by Senator Ted Kennedy and the Cedar-Hart bill.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

UK Domino's Submits to islam

A Domino's pizzeria in England is no longer going to serve pork in deference to its muslim customers and in the process discriminating against non-muslims. The thing is, they need not ban pork. Muslims simply don't have to order it on their pizza just as observant Jews don't eat pork. But observant Jews don't demand that restaurants stop serving it altogether. This is one of the many things I hate about islam, which is they don't simply want the right to practice their religion but insist the rest of us submit to its dictates. Non-muslims should boycott Dominos. What they are doing is completely unfair to their non-muslim customers. I hope this backfires and that there is a mass exodus of non-muslim patrons.

Panned over pork takeaway

By ANDREW PARKER
TAKEAWAY giant Domino's has pizza-ed off customers by taking pork off the menu and serving only HALAL meat.
The group have opened the first halal-only pizza store in the country, catering to the needs of Muslim customers in the mixed race area of Hall Green, Birmingham.

The controversial menu change means Brummie pizza lovers hoping to tuck into classic pizzas like a Hawaiian with ham and pineapple will be disappointed.

Instead, they will have to travel over two miles to the next closest Domino's branch, something which has angered some non-Muslim customers who say they are being discriminated against.

Angry

One disgruntled punter Chris Yates, 29, a hospital worker living in Moseley said he was told he couldn't have a "Meteor" pizza, topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ground beef and smoky bacon, when he called up at the weekend.

"It's a disgrace, I can appreciate them having it as an option but to have it completely halal is just not on."."

Halal items on the menu include halal spicy beef sausage, roast and tandoori chicken, halal pepperoni and halal cured turkey – all produced and stored within the Halal Food Authorities guidelines.

A spokesman for Domino's, who recently announced profits were up 33 per cent, said: "In that particular area of Birmingham there are a large number of Muslims so there is naturally more of a demand for halal based products.

"We appreciate we cannot please everybody but there are alternatives, such as turkey ham, and we have thought long and hard about this decision and we are sure it is the right one."