Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Iran's Dictator Dares Israel and the West

The obama administration and the EU obviously believe that Jewish apartment buildings in Jerusalem is a greater threat than a nuclear armed Iran, given their greater focus on eliminating the former. These are the perverse, pathetic cowards we have the misfortune of being led by in the free world at this perilous time.

Don't you feel so much safer now that we have a commander in chief who's national security priority is not to do everything in his power to prevent Iran from obtaining nukes, not making sure jihadis are prevented from infiltrating our armed forces, but to do everything in his power to ensure that Jewish women and children are kicked out of their homes in Israel.

Ahmadinejad: Israel can't do 'damn thing' to stop Iran's nuclear program By News Agencies
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday Israel could not do a "damn thing" to stop the Islamic state's nuclear program, which the West suspects is a front to build bombs.

"The Zionist regime (Israel) and its (western) backers cannot do a damn thing to stop Iran's nuclear work," Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the central city of Isfahan.
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Members of "Christian" Militia Group Arrested, islamic Militias Remain Untouched

Raiding a ”Christian” militia is a way for the administration to take the focus off of islamic terrorists and to create the false impression that so-called ”Christian” extremist groups are just as much of a threat. Also recall Janet Napolitano’s assertion early on about the supposed threat of right wing militias, pro-life and pro-gun groups. Perhaps this was a way to attempt to vindicate her remarks by making an example of this group. I think the administration was looking to find some right wing or ”Christian” group to round up just to prove this point. Meanwhile there are islamic terrorist training camps throughout this country, including one in the Catskills and the government isn’t doing a thing about it. Also notice how the media doesn't hesitate to emphasize the word "Christian" over and over again to describe the group, yet the media walked on eggshells to avoid use of the word "islam" when it came to the Fort Hood jihad and the underwear bomber.

Seven arrested in FBI raids linked to Christian militia group
Jennifer Chambers / The Detroit News

At least seven people, including some from Michigan, have been arrested in raids by a FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana as part of an investigation into an Adrian-based Christian militia group, a person familiar with the matter said.
The suspects are expected to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday.
On Sunday, a source close to the investigation in Washington, D.C. confirmed that FBI agents were conducting activities in Washtenaw and Lenawee counties over the weekend in connection to Hutaree, a Christian militia group. Detroit FBI Special Agent Sandra Berchtold told The Detroit News the federal warrants in the case are under court seal and declined further comment.


Sources have said the FBI was in the second day of raids around the southeastern Michigan city of Adrian that are connected to a militia group, known as the Hutaree, an Adrian-based group whose members describe themselves as Christian soldiers preparing for the arrival and battle with the anti-Christ.


From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100328/METRO/3280313/Seven-arrested-in-FBI-raids-linked-to-Christian-militia-group=#ixzz0jj9I6XF2

Heavy Police Presence On NY Subways

To the passengers riding the subways who don't think an increased police presence is necessary because this happened in another country, we are in a war, a global war being waged by islam. To just dismiss the attack on the Russian subways as something ”that happened in another country” shows the utter ignorance that is out there. Have people already forgotten about 9/11 and drifted back into complacency as if there is no threat? If I were a subway rider I would not be bothered about the increased police presence.

Rail cops go great guns
Hit city subways after Russia terror
By LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT, MURRAY WEISS and LEONARD GREENE
Last Updated: 11:06 AM, March 30, 2010
Posted: 3:20 AM, March 30, 2010

Stand clear of the submachine guns.
In an unusual move, a heavily armed NYPD security battalion with enough firepower to wipe out Downtown Brooklyn descended onto the city's subway trains yesterday in response to suicide bombings in Russia that killed dozens of passengers in Moscow's subway.

Bleary-eyed New Yorkers began their work weeks with a morning rush hour that featured city cops in full military gear, including helmets, goggles, body armor, sidearms and M16 assault rifles.
The underground arsenal startled sleepy straphangers, many of whom wondered whether the extra security was overkill.

"I think it's excessive," said Holly Celentang, 26, a rider from Queens. "It's Easter this week, and you have families with young kids on the subway, and I'm sure cops with machine guns would scare them.
"I feel there should have been a bit more of a thought process before they did this. We can't lose our heads over something that happened in another country and make New York City look like we are at war."
Torey Deprisest, 23, who was vacationing from Ohio, said he was stunned at the show of force.
"I think it's ridiculous," Deprisest said. "The attack happened in a different country and had nothing to do with Americans. I'd be nervous seeing cops with machine guns on the train. It makes people afraid when they don't need to be."


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/rail_cops_umdUeMj91LgYvYe2LV3zTN#ixzz0jj5qBwKv

Obama's War on Israel

I’m repulsed by the assertion that supporting Israel amounts to being disloyal to the U.S. and undermining American interests. This is perverse thinking. It is in American interests to back free, democratic nations. What is truly disloyal to America is throwing our democratic ally, Israel, under the bus to appease muslim terrorists who will continue to attack us anyway because their religious doctrine commands them to. It is against American interests to hand over part of the Jewish homeland to create another islamic terror state ruled by sharia which will brutalize women, persecute non-muslims and support terrorism. Those who advocate that we betray a free, democratic ally in favor of mass murdering islamic jihadis are depraved cowards and traitors.

Hoenlein: ‘Obama must do more to mend ties’


By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT

Malcolm Hoenlein says Washington must address the apparent crisis.

BOSTON – A top Jewish leader on Monday urged the Obama administration to do more to push back against negative aspersions about the Jewish community and the state of the US-Israel relationship in the wake of recent tensions between the two countries.

“The outward appearances have been perceived and described in much of the media in very negative terms and I would hope that’s something the administration would address,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.

He pointed to recent accusations that Dennis Ross, a key advisor to US President Barack Obama on Middle East issues, who is Jewish, has dual loyalty towards Israel, and the erroneous reports in the blogosphere that top US General David Petraeus said US ties to Israel were costing American soldiers their lives.
“It would be very unfortunate if this is allowed to fester,” Hoenlein said. “I would hope they would take advantage of every opportunity to set the record straight.”

He also expressed his hope that the administration would put in perspective recent developments concerning the US-Israel relationship, which he described as not as frayed as has been portrayed, as well as the need to call Palestinians to account for not entering negotiations.

He said his sense was that the administration wants to “calm it down” and
put this behind them.”

On Sunday, senior Obama advisor David Axelrod told CNN that “no snub” was intended toward Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when he visited the White House Tuesday under a total media blackout.

“This was not about a ceremonial meeting,” he said. “This was a working meeting.”

He also added, “Israel is a close, dear, and valued friend of the US, a great ally. That is an unshakeable bond. But sometimes part of friendship is expressing yourself bluntly.”
At the same time, a piece in Politico this weekend also quoted a US official as saying of Ross, “He seems to be far more sensitive to Netanyahu’s coalition politics than to US interests.” The official also told Politico, “He doesn’t seem to understand that this has become bigger than Jerusalem but is rather about the credibility of this Administration.”

The publication also reported NSC Chief of Staff Denis McDonough fiercely rejected the insinuations. “The assertion is as false as it is offensive,” McDonough emailed Politico Sunday. “Whoever said it has no idea what they are talking about. Dennis Ross’s many decades of service speak volumes about his commitment to this country and to our vital interests, and he is a critical part of the President’s team.”
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Threats Against Eric Cantor by Obama Supporter

Despite all the media hype and fake hysteria by democrats over supposed threats to democrats in Congress by tea party people, it was a left-wing, anti-Semitic obama donor who's been charged with threatening to kill Republican Eric Cantor and his family.

A Philadelphia Muslim man was charged today with threatening to kill GOP Whip Eric Cantor and his family.
TPM reported:

Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with
threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family, and threatening to kill Congressman Eric Cantor, who is an official of the United States, announced United States Attorney Michael L. Levy and FBI Special Agent in Charge Jan Fedarcyk. As set forth in the affidavit to the complaint and warrant, in or about late March, 2010, Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the internet, in which he threatened to kill Congressman Cantor and his family. No harm came to the Congressman or his family as a result of Leboon’s threats.

The Worst President Ever

This Passover, we must remember that President Obama is not our master and will not determine our fate

The passage of Obamacare confirms Fouad Ajami's characterization of President Obama as America's first "cosmopolitian" president — i.e., the first to see the European model of governance by centralized bureaucracies as a model for emulation. Obamacare marks a transformative moment in the relationship of Americans to their government. It will vastly expand the federal bureaucracy and limit the freedom of choice of every "private" actor in the health care system — patients, doctors, and insurers.

America has embarked on the European path of economic stagnation and declining influence. Since 1945, Europe has depended on America to defend it, while spending ever smaller percentages of its GNP on defense. The huge budget deficits resulting from Obamacare will push America in the same direction.

The nearest American model to Obamacare, the Massachusetts health care plan, has plunged the state into near bankruptcy, and led to the election of the first Republican senator in nearly forty years. People and jobs are fleeing big government, bankrupt California and flocking to small government Texas.

Yet despite these cautionary tales, the Democratic-controlled Congress pushed ahead with Obamacare. Why? Because no matter how much crummier health care becomes for most Americans, no matter how much higher the taxes on the middle class, no matter how much larger the federal bureaucracy overseeing health care, no matter how great the shortage of doctors, as the profession becomes ever less attractive, and no matter how great the drag on the American economy of skyrocketing deficits — medical care will at least be equally crummy for everyone.

The Democrats pushed forward with the most ambitious possible revamp of one-sixth of the American economy, rather than opt for incremental steps aimed at specific aspects of the health care delivery system — e.g., the uninsured, spiraling costs — not despite the increase in the size of government entailed but because of it.

Every major government entitlement program has ended up costing many times more than initially projected, and the cost projections of the proponent's of Obamacare do not meet even minimal levels of credibility. In the first decade, they are skewed by the fact that four years of taxes will be collected before the major new benefits begin to bite. And the projected costs are predicated on half a billion dollars of annual cuts in Medicare. Those cuts will either be quickly rescinded, or a large group of angry seniors will find out that they can no longer find doctors willing to treat them.

World War II cost Britain its empire, and the huge budget deficits wracked up by Obamacare will likely force America to abandon its role as global policeman. That may be fine with Obama, whose bowing and scraping before despots reflects a profound unease with Pax Americana. Yet an American withdrawal will not leave a kinder, gentler world. A nuclear Iran will inspire many imitators and the retreat of the Great Satan will only whet the appetite of radical Islam. From these threats, the United Nations will not protect us.


Vice-President Biden says that it is hard for the Palestinians to stop incitement, even in the Palestinian Authority-controlled media and school system, just as it is hard for Israel to stop building in Jerusalem. But Israel never undertook not to build in Jerusalem. The Palestinians, however, undertook at the outset of Oslo to stop incitement. They are no closer to delivering on that promise today. If ending incitement is hard for the Palestinian leadership, that is only because the Palestinian street is not ready for peace and has never been prepared for it by its leadership.

This is a revolting statement, comparing incitement to genocide by the PA to Jews building apartments in their own capital. Biden is a jackass and this is the most dangerous administration in American history.

Supporters of Israel are finally realizing that the President is not, as they say, "that into" us. Not by happenstance did he sit comfortably for decades listening to Jeremiah Wright's anti-Israel and anti-Semitic invective (including honoring Louis Farrakhan), or fill senior foreign policy posts with those with a long record of hostility to Israel, or say at a farewell dinner party for former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalid that if he ever attained high office he would redress past American foreign policy towards the Palestinians. The New Republic's Martin Peretz, who actively campaigned for Obama, now admits that "he doesn't particularly like Israel." Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the liberal Washington Post,describes him as "vindictive and ideological" towards Israel.

Martin Peretz' statement that hussein obama "doesn't particularly like Israel" is a vast understatement. It's become increasingly undeniable that Hussein obama is an anti-Semite. Let's finally air out the truth of just who this man is and what he represents. His affinities lie with the muslim world and the third world and marxist regimes. He disdains freedom and free nations like America and Israel. He disdains our Christian-Judeo values.

Monday, March 29, 2010

CSM Says Don't Fear islam

The Christian Science Monitor says we have nothing to fear from islam. Tell that to the Christians of Nigeria, the Coptic Christians of Egypt, the Buddhists of Thailand, Hindus in India, Kashmir and Bangladesh, Catholics in the Philippines, the Sudanese people, Serbians, Israelis, Indonesian and Malaysian Christians, the numerous women and girls who have been genitally mutilated, had forced marriages, had acid thrown in their faces, who were flogged or stoned etc. The list of victims of islam worldwide is endless. Yet its amazing how there are still those, the CSM among them, who actually act as though negative feelings about muslims have no basis in reality.

Islam and Muslims should not scare you
By Amjad Mahmood Khan / March 23, 2010
Los Angeles

The image of American Muslims is in serious disrepair. A January 2010 Gallup poll found that almost half of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam. About the same number of Americans harbor personal prejudice toward Muslims, according to the poll.

These numbers become especially troubling when we consider that two-thirds of the Americans polled admit to knowing little to nothing about Islam.

Why are many Americans distrustful of a religion and people they know very little about?

People tend to fear what they do not understand. Americans, for the most part, have been brought up in a Christian society. They might not agree with it, but they are familiar with it and thus tend not to feel threatened by it.

On the contrary, we've become distrustful of islam precisely because we have become more exposed to islam and thus more knowledgeable about it. The less is known, the more likely to naively see islam as a "peaceful religion that's been hijacked by a small number of extremists".

Because Islam is still a minority religion in America and has had little positive public exposure, Americans have built up a strong distrust of it.

Islam deserves a media makeover. At a time when the United States is mired in two wars in locations where the majority of the people practice Islam, the future of American-Islamic relations is at stake.

The image of islam is not the result of a PR problem. In fact the American media is very deferential to islam and underreports the atrocities taking place in the name of islam around the world. The image of islam is the result of violence perpetrated by muslims themselves and the oppressive nature of islamic societies.

The behavior of some radical self-proclaimed “Muslims” does not help public perception. Each time a terrorist commits a suicide bombing in a hospital, or a religious cleric issues a fatwa against Mickey Mouse, or Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust and 9/11, another American grows weary of Islam and Muslims.

Those familiar with Islam understand that these acts are not representative of the religion and shouldn’t be associated with mainstream Islam. The rest of the US does not.

Reporting the acts of a handful of radical Muslims as if they are accurate portrayals of Islam would be akin to intimating that every priest involved in a scandal accurately represented Roman Catholicism.

A "handful" of radicals? This is laughable. There are thousands of those actively engaging in terrorism and jihad and tens of millions who give their financial and moral support to it. Polls show large percentages of muslims in the west support terrorism against non-muslims and support the implementation of sharia law. And even far larger percentages in muslim countries.

I'm tired of apologists for islam claiming these acts are not representative of the religion yet how is it that so many muslims misunderstand their own religion? And why don't we see this amount of relentless and widespread violence in any other religion? Why is it that a supposedly peaceful religion inspires such hatred and massive bloodshed on a global scale unmatched by any other group? Read the rest

Sunday, March 28, 2010

nazis Protest H&M

Anti-Israel protests force shut-down of an H&M store in Paris. And what prompted this latest orgy of Jew-hatred? The Swedish chain H&M opened up their first store in Israel. These Jew-hating maggots are everywhere and they are relentless in their war against the Jewish people and Israel. These people live to destroy everything good in the world and they won't rest until the Jewish people are driven from their homeland. They are enablers of genocide and good and decent people need to confront this evil whenever they have these nazi protests and shop in the stores they are calling for boycotts of. We ought to purchase products from H&M. I'm often critical of Scandinavia because of their treatment of Israel, but when they do the right thing, they should be supported.

Jerusalem is the holiest city in Judaism with Jewish history in the city dating back 3500 years, yet obscenely the Jews are referred to as colonizers of Jerusalem.

Haveil Havalim

The latest edition of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Random Thoughts.

Israel's Genocidal Neighbors

These are the lovely neighbors to whom Israel is being pressured to make concessions to. Now tell me how do compromise and peacefully coexist with those who have genocidal intentions?

Palestinian Jama'at Al-Tawhid Wa'l-Jihad: Hamas No Different than the Arab Idol-Kings; We Will Decapitate the Jews and Rip Their Hearts from Their Bodies


The Gaza-based salafi jihadi organization Jama'at Al-Tawhid Wa'l-Jihad (JTJ) has vowed in a new communique that it will decapitate Jews and rip their hearts from their bodies. The communique was issued in response to the recent confrontations at Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Israeli decision to name two holy places in the West Bank national heritage sites. The majority of the communique is devoted to an attack on the Arab regimes, the "'ulama of evil," and Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood for having supposedly betrayed the fight against Israel.

Posted at: March 25, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Incitement Against Israel Strengthens Our Enemies

People like Walt and Mearsheimer, Mark Perry, Juan Cole and other like-minded scoundrels in the media, academia and blogosphere are busy trying to fan the flames of hatred against Israel in order to weaken its support amongst the American populace. They whip up conspiracy theories about the supposed omnipotent Jewish-Israel lobby, which unfortunately isn't all that powerful, along with accusations that Israeli policies are endangering Americans. Meanwhile a muslim jihadist slaughtered 13 of our soldiers at Fort Hood and other like-minded jihadis have infiltrated our armed forces and other government agencies. The islamic lobby, CAIR, and the saudi funding of madrassas, mosques, media outlets and colleges, hiring of former politicians and diplomats are all examples of what really represent an insidious influence and a danger to America. None of these things however, concern the above-mentioned morally bankrupt people. Their hatred of and agitation against Israel only emboldens our enemies.

New Quebec Law Against Face Covering

A new Quebec law states that women must have their faces uncovered if they want services from the provincial government. Good for Quebec. I have to commend the French lately when it comes to standing up to islamosupremacism. Immigrants to the west who wish to maintain sharia practices should simply return to the sharia ruled countries in which they left. Sharia has no place in free societies.

New Quebec law: Uncover your face if you want to deal with provincial government
MONTREAL - Muslim women will be forced to uncover their faces if they want services from the Quebec government, according to landmark legislation tabled Wednesday in the province.

In tabling the bill, Quebec delves into sensitive territory where governments in Canada have largely avoided treading: setting hard-and-fast rules for accommodating minorities.

The bill says people obtaining - or delivering - services at places like the health-or auto-insurance boards will need to do so with their faces in plain view.

Face-coverings won't be tolerated if they hinder communication or visual identification.

Premier Jean Charest characterized the legislation as a defence of two valued principles, gender equality and secular public institutions.

"This is a symbol of affirmation and respect - first of all, for ourselves, and also for those to whom we open our arms," Charest told a news conference in Quebec City.

"This is not about making our home less welcoming, but about stressing the values that unite us. . .

"An accommodation cannot be granted unless it respects the principle of equality between men and women, and the religious neutrality of the state."

While the debate over such identity issues has raged in Europe for years, and played out around countless dinner tables and Internet chat boards in this country, Canadian politicians have been reluctant to weigh in.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oklahoma Moves Toward Banning Sharia

Elected and appointed officials take an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States of America. Any of them who advocate for sharia law are violating that oath and therefore should be stripped of their offices and put on trial for treason. Patriots in the Oklahoma House move a step closer to banning sharia law.

Oklahoma House Advances Legislation Banning Sharia Law...

Naturally, the left is outraged by this mostly symbolic legislation designed to strengthen our Judeo-Christian heritage...
OKLAHOMA CITY – State lawmakers have voted to allow Oklahoma voters to prevent judicial rulings in foreign countries from impacting local court decisions through approval of the "Save Our State" constitutional amendment.

House Joint Resolution 1056, by state Rep. Rex Duncan, would allow Oklahomans to vote to amend the Oklahoma Constitution to require the courts to "uphold and adhere to the law" as provided in the United States Constitution, the Oklahoma Constitution, the United States Code and federal regulations, Oklahoma Statutes and rules, and established common law.

The proposed amendment would prohibit all Oklahoma courts from considering the legal precepts of other nations or cultures, even in cases of first impression.

"Unfortunately, some judges in other states and on the federal bench have begun to cite international law in their court decisions, effectively undermining our own democratic system of government," said Duncan, a Sand Springs Republican and attorney who chairs the House Judiciary Committee. "Our nation’s laws were developed through a democratic process and should not be undermined by haphazard reliance on foreign rulings developed in autocratic societies. Oklahoma court decisions should be based on the U.S. Constitution, Oklahoma Constitution, and our state and national laws – period."

The proposed amendment declares that courts "shall not consider international law or Sharia Law."

Obama Shows Blatant Disrespect Towards Bibi

Hussein Obama expresses his contempt for the leader of the Jewish state. Yet this president shows deference for Iran's dictator, warmly embraces Venezuela's communist dictator and bows to the saudi king. I'm ashamed to call him America's commander in chief.
Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The President was said to have walked out of the meeting, saying to Mr Netanyahu: 'Let me know if there is anything new'
Giles Whittell, Washington, and James Hider, Jerusalem

For a head of government to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip viewed in Jerusalem as a humiliation.

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

“It was awful,” the congressman said. One Israeli newspaper called the meeting “a hazing in stages”, poisoned by such mistrust that the Israeli delegation eventually left rather than risk being eavesdropped on a White House telephone line. Another said that the Prime Minister had received “the treatment reserved for the President of Equatorial Guinea”.

Left to talk among themselves Mr Netanyahu and his aides retreated to the Roosevelt Room. He spent a further half-hour with Mr Obama and extended his stay for a day of emergency talks to try to restart peace negotiations. However, he left last night with no official statement from either side. He returned to Israel yesterday isolated after what Israeli media have called a White House ambush for which he is largely to blame.

Sources said that Mr Netanyahu failed to impress Mr Obama with a flow chart purporting to show that he was not responsible for the timing of announcements of new settlement projects in east Jerusalem. Mr Obama was said to be livid when such an announcement derailed the visit to Israel by Joe Biden, the Vice-President, this month and his anger towards Israel does not appear to have cooled.

Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, cast doubt on minor details in Israeli accounts of the meeting but did not deny claims that it amounted to a dressing down for the Prime Minister, whose refusal to freeze settlements is seen in Washington as the main barrier to resuming peace talks.

The Likud leader has to try to square the rigorous demands of the Obama Administration with his nationalist, ultra-Orthodox coalition partners, who want him to stand up to Washington even though Israel needs US backing in confronting the threat of a nuclear Iran.

“The Prime Minister leaves America disgraced, isolated and altogether weaker than when he came,” the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz said.

In their meeting Mr Obama set out expectations that Israel was to satisfy if it wanted to end the crisis, Israeli sources said. These included an extension of the freeze on Jewish settlement growth beyond the ten-month deadline next September, an end to building projects in east Jerusalem and a withdrawal of Israeli forces to positions held before the second intifada in September 2000.

Newspaper reports recounted how Mr Netanyahu looked “excessively concerned and upset” when he pulled out a flow chart to show Mr Obama how Jerusalem planning permission worked and how he could not have known that the announcement that hundreds more homes were to be built would be made when Mr Biden arrived in Jerusalem.

This is not the approach Bibi should have used. Rather than being defensive about the apartments, he should have strongly stated that Jerusalem is our sovereign undivided capital and shall always remain our undivided capital, and we will continue to build Jewish housing there. And how dare you demand a system of apartheid be implemented against the Jewish people of Israel. America ended segregation decades ago and here you are demanding that there should be a "no Jews allowed" policy in Israel.

Regarding Iran, when Israel decides to take action, they should not inform Obama beforehand. He may tip off the Iranians or even order the Israeli pilots to be shot down.

Iran Helping al-qaida

It's interesting that on the same day of biden's repremand of Israel, General Patreaus was testifying before Congress that Iran was aiding al qaeda. It is possible that the brouhaha over apartments in Jerusalem was done in order make sure the media attention was redirected away from that. Had Biden's trip to Israel gone quietly, perhaps that day's news would have focused on what Patreaus said about Iran.

White House Ignores Iran's Help to al-Qaida in Its Passion over Jerusalem Apartments
By Barry Rubin*

March 25, 2010

http://www.gloria-center.org/gloria/2010/03/white-house-ignores

The United States is at war with al-Qaida. Al-Qaida carried out the attack on the World Trade Center that killed 3,000 Americans. Al-Qaida is killing Americans in Iraq and elsewhere. So one would think the fact that al-Qaida has found a powerful ally would be a big story in the American media and by a big priority for setting off U.S. government anger.

And this would be especially so if that was explained by one of the most respected men in the country, a man who has access to the highest-level intelligence.

Not at all.

In the same testimony which created lots of discussion regarding remarks on the Israel-Palestinian issue, General David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, revealed a bombshell story that has been ignored: Iran is helping al-Qaida attack Americans.

Iran, he said in military-speak, provides "a key facilitation hub, where facilitators connect al Qaida's senior leadership to regional affiliates." Translation: Tehran is letting al-Qaida leaders travel freely back and forth to Pakistan and Afghanistan, using its territory as a safe haven, while permitting them to hold meetings to plan terrorist attacks for attacking U.S. targets and killing Americans. While nominally Iran sometimes takes these people into custody, that seems, Petraeus says, a fiction to fool foreigners.

Oh, and Petraeus added that Iran also helps the Taliban fight America in Afghanistan. Regarding Iraq, the general explains, "The Qods Force [an elite Iranian military group within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps] also maintains its lethal support to Shia Iraqi militia groups, providing them with weapons, funding and training,"
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Anti-Semitic Blood Libel on Official UN Document

The UN has become a parody of itself, with the world's most heinous human rights violators sitting on the UN's Human Right's Council and judging the only free nation in a region of dictatorships, sharia-ruled states and terrorist regimes. The UN forbids the word "regime" to describe Iran's islamic fascist regime. However you can spread blood-libels against the Jews on official UN documents. The American taxpayers should not be funding this cesspool, it needs to be shut-down.

UN Watch Exposes UN Circulation of Israeli Organ Blood Libel
UN Rights Chief Urged to Stop Distributing Anti-Semitic Incitement by Libyan-Linked Group


UN slammed for printing organ claims

UN site posts organ harvesting claim

Sacrificing Israel to Appease Evil

The Iranian regime is coming closer to obtaining nuclear weapons and the west is frantically doing everything in its power to contain.... Israel.

The atmosphere is chillingly similar to that of the 1930's. Fascism is on the march, in this case islamic fascism. A madman threatens to wipe out the Jewish people and the world reacts with indifference at best. Global anti-Semitism and scapegoating of Jews has reached a fevered pitch. And the west is willing to hand Israel over to islamo-fascists in the belief that they will be spared, just as was done by handing over Czechoslovakia to hitler.

Israel as Czechoslovakia
TUESDAY, 23RD MARCH 2010


So it’s now not just a crisis between the Obama administration and Israel. By a remarkable coincidence, the UK government has now upped the ante too against its sole ‘friend’ and ‘ally’ in the Middle East. First the Obamites deliberately and gratuitously escalated the non-event of Israeli building permits just across the ‘green line’ in Jerusalem – in a Jewish area which is hemmed in between other Jewish areas – into a full-scale dressing down of Israel, provoking the worst crisis between America and Israel for three decades. Then today, Israel’s ambassador to the UK was summoned into the Foreign Office and told that, to mark Britain’s deep displeasure at the alleged theft by Mossad of the passport identities of a number of British/Israeli citizens in order to kill the Hamas terrorist Mahmoud al Mabhouh in Dubai last January, an Israeli diplomat – said to be a Mossad operative – was to be expelled from Britain.

The word ‘disproportionate’ comes to mind.

There is still much about the killing of Mabhouh which remains mysterious and indeed inexplicable – such as the enormous number of some 27 agents apparently involved in the operation. And Israel has neither confirmed nor denied that the Mossad was involved, although Britain says there are ‘compelling reasons’ to believe that it was involved in the misuse of the British passports.

‘Compelling reasons’, eh? Nor proof, note. But who needs proof when, in the eyes of the British government, Israel is guilty a priori? You might think that the killing of such a vile enemy of humanity would be a cause if some grim satisfaction in the desperate struggle under way to defend life, liberty and justice against those who would destroy them. But no – as Douglas Murray points out --Britain punishes those who are in the front line of such a defence, while allowing a free pass, not to mention public platforms and even government jobs, to those who work for the destruction of Britain, Israel and the free world.

As I understand it, stealing passport identities is a common tactic of a number of intelligence agencies – maybe even, it is said, the British MI6. That is, if they were actually stolen in the manner to which Miliband has cryptically alluded– which, to this observer at least, is far from proven. For sure, the passport-holdes in question had nothing at all to do with the killing of Mabhouh. But if their passport identities were cloned, that in itself proves nothing at all beyond that bald fact.

Certainly, if they were indeed stolen and the lives of these British Israeli citizens put recklessly at risk, this would be invidious one would hardly expect the British government not to protest. But to throw out a diplomat is one of the most serious signs of diplomatic disapproval a country can take. To do so against a supposed ally suggests a very serious breach in that relationship, way beyond the likely displeasure caused by such an occurrence. To do so, furthermore, after a series of consistently hostile acts against Israel by the British government – taking the side of Hamas over Israel’s self-defence in Cast Lead, enforcing an embargo on spare parts for Israeli warships, inciting a boycott of Israeli goods from the disputed territories, refusing to vote against the grotesque Goldstone report -- suggests a consistent strategy of throwing Israel under the bus.

And to do so while the crisis between Israel and America is still in progress suggests that Hillary Clinton has been murmuring into the ear of her girlish crush David Miliband, as Gordon Brown marches dutifully in lockstep with Obama in the common cause of delegitimising Israel in order to throw it to the genocidal Islamic wolves.

As Michel Gurfinkiel writes:

Problems arise time and again among good friends or among allies. In spite of their special relationship, the U.S. and the UK have quite often quarreled. But friends and allies usually make sure to calm the issues down. In fact, this is what validates their bond. On the other hand, when a friend or an ally allows the disagreement to grow into a crisis or fuels the fire, that means that it is not a true friend or ally any longer. Remember Jacques Chirac, the president of France from 1995 to 2007, who, on a state visit to Israel in 1995, turned a minor misunderstanding with his Israeli security escort in the Old City into an argument between the two countries. Chirac elicited completely unnecessary apologies from then-Prime Minister Netanyahu. Such behavior merely signaled what was to come: Chirac’s alignment with Yasser Arafat and similar figures in the Middle East.

The former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon once protested – to general diplomatic outrage – that Israel would not play the role of Czechoslovakia in the thirties. It looks horribly if the repetition of that catastrophic history is precisely what The US and UK governments have in mind.

The signals from the UK and US administrations could not be clearer. As Iran races to obtain its genocide bomb, Obama and Miliband are preparing to abandon its putative victim – and, in turn, their own countries -- while grovelling to the enemies of civilisation. The systematic delegitimisation of Israel has done its infernal work all too well in softening up the public –in Britain, at least – for the final annihilation of those who only want to be allowed to live in peace in their historic homeland. As the lynching of Israel proceeds, who in the American and British political establishments will have the integrity and courage to stand up and say, ‘Not in my name’?

http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/5861291/israel-as-czechoslovakia.thtml

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Coulter Speech Cancelled at Canadian University

Left wing and muslim fascists forced the cancellation of an appearance by Ann Coulter at the University of Western Ontario. Instead of acting against the barbarians who threaten violence, free speech rights are muzzled. Beware, because I'm certain these same "hate" speech laws are coming to America. But just as in Canada, it will only be enforced against critics of islam, not muslims who incite hatred and violence against Jews, Christians, gays and other infidels or apostates. If Canada were to apply its hate speech laws equally then events such as Israel Apartheid Week would have to be banned since it is nothing more than a two week festival of Jew-hatred.

OTTAWA — After protesters at the University of Ottawa prevented Ann Coulter from giving a speech Tuesday night, the American conservative writer said it proved the point she came to make — free speech in Canada leaves much to be desired.

Then she said what she really thought of the student protesters who surrounded the school's Marion Hall, making it too unsafe, in the view of her bodyguard, for the pundit to attempt entry.

"The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn't it?" she said in an interview after the cancelled event. "I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It's always the bush league schools."

Coulter said she has been speaking regularly at university campuses for a decade. While she has certainly been heckled, she said this is the first time an engagement has been cancelled because of protesters.

"This has never, ever, ever happened before — even at the stupidest American university," she said.

Coulter remarked on the reception she has had since entering the country.

"Since I've arrived in Canada, I've been denounced on the floor of Parliament — which, by the way, is on my bucket list — my posters have been banned, I've been accused of committing a crime in a speech that I have not yet given, I was banned by the student council, so welcome to Canada!"
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Health Care Scam is Unconstitutional

On Monday's Michael Savage show he interviewed Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice. He said that the health
care bill exempts Christian Scientists and the Amish from participating. This is clearly unconstitutional as it gives preferential treatment to these two religions. And he suggested that individuals file lawsuits against the bill on the grounds of religious discrimination. This is one way to try to kill this bill.

All of Jerusalem Belongs to the Jews

Muslims have absolutely no right to sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem. As I have said on numerous occasions and it needs to be repeated over and over, Jerusalem is never mentioned in the koran, Jerusalem was never the capital of any muslim state. On the other hand it is the holiest city in Judaism and has been Jewish for 3500 years. Jordan's illegal occupation of the eastern part of the city and its expulsion of Jews and destruction of synagogues is the only reason it became an arab majority. For the world community to not recognize Israel's annexation in 1967 means that it has retroactively given its support for Jordan's illegal occupation and ethnic cleansing of Jews in 1948.

And to those ignoramuses and Jew-haters who falsely claim that the the arabs referred to as "palestinians" were there first and that therefore Israel should not exist, this is the Jewish year of 5770. Unless you believe that Judaism emerged from Mars then the Jews undoubtedly were in the land of Israel first, thousands of years before the arab invasion, thousands of years before islam existed.

And to the Jew-haters who say Israel was a country created "artificially" by the UN and therefore has no right to exist, all the arab nations other than Egypt were artificially carved out of the Ottoman Empire after WW1 by Britain and France. Why don't you question their right to exist? Pakistan was artificially created in the same year as Israel. Why don't you question its right to exist? On the other hand the creation of modern day Israel was merely the Jewish people reestablishing sovereignty in their ancient homeland.

Jerusalem and the Gang of Three

A Revolutionary Proposal

Don't Think of Dividing Jerusalem

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hillary's AIPAC Speech

Hillary postures as a friend of Israel during her appearance at AIPAC.
"For President Obama, for me, and for this entire administration, our commitment to Israel's security and Israel's future is rock solid, unwavering, enduring and forever," Clinton declared, as delegates stood and cheered.

Imbeciles. AIPAC obviously hasn’t received the message that this administration is an enemy of Israel.

The crowd was largely silent when she defended the administration's handling of the construction dispute in the past week, though she drew scattered clapping when she said: "This was not about wounded pride. Nor is it a judgment on the final status of Jerusalem, which is an issue to be settled at the negotiating table. This is about getting to the table, creating and protecting an atmosphere of trust around it -- and staying there until the job is done."

She has the gall to speak about an atmosphere of trust after the Hussein obama administration reneged on a deal in which the building freeze was to exclude Jerusalem?

Clinton told the delegates that the Obama administration is determined to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, despite the tedious diplomatic process of getting new sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic.

"Our aim is not incremental sanctions, but sanctions that will bite," she said. "It is taking time to produce these sanctions, and we believe that time is a worthwhile investment for winning the broadest possible support for our efforts. But we will not compromise our commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring these weapons."

She’s full of crap. The administration has every intention of allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons in the belief that we can live with a nuclear armed Iran which they think would be contained by the notion of mutually assured destruction. Israel however cannot afford to live with that risk while there’s madmen in charge who have on numerous occasions threatened to wipe Israel off the map and a dictator who’s insane Shiite islamic beliefs include the idea that the world must be destroyed in order to usher in the hidden imam. As long as there is the perception that only Israel is threatened by Iranian nukes, nothing will be done.

The chief U.S. diplomat also said pursuing peace now is essential, because technological and demographic changes are putting Israel at risk and making the "status quo" unsustainable. Better rocket technology used by militants in the Gaza Strip and southern Lebanon is putting many Israeli towns and cities at risk, even those far from the border, she said. And long-term population trends means that one day there will be more Palestinians under occupation than Jews in Israel.

"The inexorable mathematics of demography are hastening the hour at which Israelis may have to choose between preserving their democracy and staying true to the dream of a Jewish homeland," Clinton said. "Given this reality, a two-state solution is the only viable path for Israel to remain both a democracy and a Jewish state."

This claim is based on false demographic projections. The "palestinians" inflated their numbers and doubled the actual number such as counting Jerusalem Arabs twice and counting "palestinians" who live abroad. Also the average number of children per woman has reached parity between the Jewish and Arab population. Then there's also the matter of palestinians emigrating while there's been an increase in aliya. 

On the Ramat Shlomo dispute itself, most tellingly, she explained that “we objected to this [new construction] announcement because we are committed to Israel and its security

Orwellian doublespeak. The administration wants to expel Jews from their homeland and hand it over to their islamic genocidal enemies because they are committed to Israel’s security?

It is way past time for true friends of Israel to dump AIPAC and put their support behind Z Street and the Zionist Organization of America.

Fascists!

These democrats show complete contempt for the constituents they serve. These people are drunk with power and now that they succeeded in forcing the health care scam through, against the will of the people, they now believe they need not consider the opinions of their constituents on any issue and they believe nothing can impede their statist, marxist agenda from proceeding forward. They are un-American, even outright anti-American and should be regarded as stalinists.

Senate panel approves financial overhaul bill


By Brady Dennis and David Cho
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 22, 2010; 5:57 PM


The Senate Banking Committee approved far-reaching legislation on Monday to overhaul the nation's financial regulatory system by a 13-10 vote along party lines.

The swift approval marked an abrupt shift from the course set for the legislation after its unveiling last week by committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.), who had said he planned to spend the week considering revisions. The move was strongly supported by Obama administration officials, who are eager to move the long-stalled process forward.

The bill seeks to reshape the rules that have long governed the financial sector. Among the changes, a new bureau would be established inside the Federal Reserve to write and enforce rules to protect consumers, and a council of regulators would be set up to survey threats to the financial system. The legislation would also bring complex derivatives under government oversight and empower officials to take over and shut down the biggest financial firms if they face collapse.

Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner escalated his rhetoric attack against banks that oppose the measure, warning these firms that the Obama administration could take matters into its own hands by unilaterally imposing far stricter rules on the industry if legislation falls short in Congress.
Read the rest

Al Andalus

Spain weighed in on the issue of Jews living in Jerusalem.
The EU must be firm in its opposition to the Israeli government's decision to approve the construction of new homes for Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem, Spain 's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Thursday. We must be very demanding on this issue, he told a parliamentary commission.

Perhaps Spain's foreign minister might consider relinquishing his country to the muslims since they consider it islamic territory also, al andalus. Why are islamic claims to Israel any more legitimate?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Another Step Closer to Socialism

It was revolting to see and hear the House demorats cheering after the passage of the health care bill monstrosity. It was also nauseating to see a beaming Geraldo Rivera remarking that the bill's passage was a "phoenix rising from the ashes".

These corrupt, disreputable people cheer as they destroy the American way of life, destroy our economy, our liberties and our health care system. They are simply horrible.

Jews Under Attack in Scandinavia

It is becoming increasingly unbearable for Jews to live in Scandinavia because of the muslim invasion there. Though native Scandinavians are not involved in physical and verbal attacks against Jews, by their passivity and silence they are accomplices.

Jews Marked With Yellow Stars Again.

In the Copenhagen township of Nørrebro that has been solidly in Muslim hands for a long time, Jews must hide their faith in order to avoid persecution. Yellow stars get stuck to the backs of Norwegian schoolchildren, and the teachers don’t intervene. In the “enriched” Swedish town of Malmö, many Jewish families have already fled (PI reported).
In all of Scandinavia, the persecution of Jews by “persons from the Near East” has increased enormously. The Frankfurter Rundschau reports:
The attacks escalated in the previous year, when 200 Jewish demonstrators held rallies for peace and compassion for the civilian victims of both sides but were hounded out of the place by an even larger group of Palestinian counter-demonstrators with rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails

Teachers and parents reported on Norwegian TV that the class instruction about the Holocaust was boycotted and statements like “The Jews were behind 9/11″ went unanswered. When one pupil complained that he was mortally threatened because he was a “Jewish pig,” the teacher dismissed him with the statement that these things could happen to anyone.

Okaaaay. So, we are daily insulted with “Jewish pigs,” mortally threatened, and “halal-”murdered… The non-intervening teachers are simply fostering their own festering anti-Jewish sentiments and building themselves up in their own conceits with “acceptance of cultural distinctions” and their “tolerance.”
It’s better as a secret Jew hater to wash one’s hands in the innocence of Political Correctness, and let the Jews accuse “persons from the Near East” as fair game.

Obama's Jihad Against Israel

Obviously the hussein regime manufactured this crisis in order to extort concessions out of Israel with the threat of holding back needed military equipment to attack Iran. Hussein obama is demanding Israel shrink itself into a truncated state with indefensible borders. So in other words, hussein is essentially telling Israelis to voluntarily relinquish their country to their enemies or Israel will be forced to live with the threat to it's physical existence due to a nuclear armed Iran.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2010,

Advanced BLU-100 recalled by President Obama
Shortly after Vice President Joe Biden’s Israel visit ended on March 11 in high dudgeon over the approval 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, US president Barack Obama ordered a consignment of Joint Direct Attack Munition- JDAM already on its way to Israel to be diverted to the US Air Force base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. This step, the pointer to a US arms embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear sites, is first revealed here by debkafile’s military sources.

US military sources describe the consignment as consisting of 387 JDAM kits for attachment to the warheads of 2,000-pound BLU-109/MK-84 or the 1,000-pound BLU-110/MK-83 bunker-busters for their conversion into smart bombs.

On March 13, debkafile disclosed that the Obama administration was pondering withholding from Israel military hardware that could be used for an Israeli attack on Iran. In late February, we reported that defense minister Ehud Barak had submitted to defense secretary Robert Gates a list of the items Israel required urgently to stand up to a four-front assault by Iran and its allies - mainly air force ordnance, certain types of missile and advanced electronic devices. Barak made it clear that all these items must be present in Israel before the outbreak of hostilities. The requests were so urgent that the minister proposed that if Washington was reluctant to hand them directly to Israel, they could be stored for the interim in the big American emergency depots in Israel’s Negev.

The 387 DJAP kits were due for delivery at one of the Israeli Air Force’s Negev bases in March. Because of his concern over the US president’s step to divert the shipment, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided to take the defense minister with him to Washington next Monday, March 22 and have him present at the meeting with Obama which the US media reports has been fixed for Tuesday (the day after his address to the AIPAC annual conference). Together they will ask for the delayed munitions to be released and handed over as part of any general understandings they may reach.

debkafile reports that the pair of Israeli Gulfstream Vs converted to spy planes sighted over Budapest on March 17 may have been an Israeli signal of its concern over White House measures for keeping the means of attacking Iran out of its hands.

The long-haul flights, demonstrating the Israel Air Force’s ability to cover the distance to Iran, took the aircraft over Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania as well as Hungary. The two planes carried out maneuvers over Budapest international airport with no attempt at concealment.

Because they fly in pairs, Western aviation experts say the electronic measures aboard are able to detect the functioning of electronic devices, radar stations, communications centers and cell phones on the ground, locate them and relay the data for warplanes to destroy them.

Two years ago, in June 2008, Israel deployed more that 100 Air Force F-16 and F-15 warplanes over Greece and the Aegean Sea in a big exercise designed to showcase its long-range capabilities.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bibi Capitulates to Obama

Bibi rather than behaving like a self-respecting leader of a sovereign nation, obeys hussein obama's commands.
However, Netanyahu has bowed to U.S. demands and promised the Obama administration that Israel will make several goodwill gestures toward the Palestinians ahead of his trip to Washington on Sunday night.

For the first time since Operation Cast Lead, Israel has agreed to ease the blockade on the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu has also agreed to discuss all core issues during the proximity talks, with the condition of reaching final conclusions only in direct talks with the PA.

Netanyahu responded to Washington's demands during his telephone call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday night. Clinton said on Friday that Netanyahu's response "was useful and productive, and we're continuing our discussions with him and his government".

The prime minister refused to revoke a decision to build 1,600 Jewish homes in Ramat Shlomo in East Jerusalem - the cause of a diplomatic row erupted during a visit to Israel by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden two weeks ago - or freeze construction beyond the Green Line in the city. He did, promise a better oversight system to prevent such embarrassing incidents in the future, however.

Senior officials in Jerusalem said that the prime minister's gestures enabling the UN to transport construction materials to Gaza to rebuild sewerage systems, a flour mill and 150 apartments in Khan Yunis.

Netanyahu also agreed to release hundreds of Fatah-affiliated prisoners as a gesture to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, a move which the defense establishment believes could prompt the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Any future attack perpetrated by these released terrorists and the removal of blockades will make hussein obama and Bibi accessories.

Democrats Destroying America

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus walking through the tea party crowd claim that the "N" word was shouted out at them and Barney Frank also claimed a gay epithet was shouted at him. Either they are lying or I believe these were plants and this was a set-up. Was it necessary for them to walk through the crowd? Or did they do so with this specific purpose in mind?

And today Nancy Pelosi walks though the crowd and taunts them holding a giant gavel.

Should this bill pass which is likely, this will be the beginning of the end of America as we know it. America will be a socialist state with limited individual liberties and huge government control over our lives. Not to mention the destruction of the greatest health care system in the world and the freest most prosperous nation in the history of mankind.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/americas-day-of-wreckoni\
ng.html

Obama Administration Cannot Be Trusted

It has occurred to me that since the hussein obama administration has reneged on its agreement regarding the 10 month building freeze which did not include Jerusalem, there is no reason Bibi is obligated to keep his end of the bargain. Therefore construction of Jewish homes should resume in Judea and Samaria at once.

Haveil Havalim

Edition #261 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Random Thoughts.

AIPAC's Timid Talking Points

AIPAC’s talking points are defensive and weak. I’m tired of hearing supporters of Israel explain how conciliatory Israel has been, as if that’s going to win it any brownie points in the west, as if that’s going to impress anyone. It simply shows Israel is desperate to please, making it look weak-willed and pathetic and therefore ripe for more abuse by the quartet. And especially in the savage neighborhood in which they live, where only brute strength and force is respected. Groups like AIPAC ought to be stating Israel’s historical and religious rights to its land and the depravity and genocidal intentions of its enemies.

On eve of AIPAC conference

Close U.S.-Israel Ties Key to Forging Middle East Peace The United States and Israel have built a deep, sturdy alliance based on common values and shared interests. American leaders have long recognized that deterring war, promoting stability and achieving peace can best be realized when the United States stands strongly with Israel. As Vice President Joseph Biden said during his recent visit to Israel, “Progress occurs in the Middle East when everyone knows there is simply no space between the United States and Israel.” Leaders of both countries must do their utmost to strengthen the special U.S.- Israel relationship despite the frequent ups and downs of peace negotiations.

The United States and Israel need to work closely together to achieve peace in the Middle East.

• The United States has actively sought to help solve the Arab-Israeli conflict for more than six decades.

• While U.S. leaders have used different various approaches during this time, experience has demonstrated that successful peacemaking requires close U.S.-Israel coordination, direct Arab-Israeli negotiations and the avoidance of efforts by outside parties
to impose solutions.

Since the signing of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, American leaders have understood that negotiations can only be successful when Israel feels secure that it has strong backing from America if it takes risks for peace.

• American support also paved the way for Israel’s peace treaty with Jordan and enabled Israel to make far-reaching offers to the Palestinians and Syria.

• U.S. support for Israel tells the Palestinians and Arab states that they cannot reach their objectives through war or terror. The only way to achieve Arab-Israeli peace and a two-state solution to the
Israeli-Palestinian dispute is by negotiating directly with Israel and making the necessary compromises.

The United States and Israel should work out any differences privately.

• As in any relationship, there will be times of tension and disagreements. The best way for the United States and Israel to work through their differences is to communicate directly, privately
and with an eye to the overall value of the relationship that they share.

• While the announcement regarding housing construction in Jerusalem made during Biden’s recent trip to Israel was a deeply regrettable incident for which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu quickly apologized, the public nature and harsh wording of the criticism and demands Prime Minister Netanyahu has taken concrete steps demonstrating Israel’s commitment to peace.
placed on Israel by the administration are unlikely to serve to advance the peace process or efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.

• In fact, such public pressure could have the opposite effect. It further solidifies the Palestinian and Arab refusal to enter into direct talks with Israel, while they wait instead for the United States to
press Israel to make concessions.

The U.S.-Israel relationship transcends the daily ups and downs of the peace negotiations.

• Beyond the peace process, the United States and Israel have a deep alliance based on common values and mutually reinforcing cooperation. It is critical that vital strategic cooperation is
maintained regardless of the daily ups and downs of the peace process negotiations.

• The U.S. and Israel face many of the same threats, including unconventional weapons proliferation and state-sponsored terrorism. The two allies have set up a complex and effective network of
strategic cooperation programs, including intelligence sharing, joint-military exercises and cutting edge technology research.

• Israel has served as an anchor of stability in the region, helping thwart aggressors and preserve moderate regimes without the type of deployment of U.S. forces required in Europe, East Asia, Iraq or Afghanistan.

• While Israel is committed to serious peace talks and has taken bold steps to demonstrate that commitment, the Arabs have yet to act.

• During the past year, Israel continued to demonstrate its commitment to peace by taking tough decisions aimed at paving the way for negotiations with the Palestinians.

• For the first time in his career, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he endorses, and is prepared to negotiate, a two-state solution to the conflict: a demilitarized
Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state of Israel.

• Netanyahu also implemented an unprecedented 10-month moratorium on the construction of new homes in the West Bank, a step U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell described as
“significant and could have substantial impact on the ground.”

• Israel has removed more than 350 West Bank checkpoints and roadblocks since April 2008, improving freedom of movement for hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Israel has dismantled
210 of those barriers in the past several months alone.

• These measures, along with improved security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians, have significantly boosted the West Bank economy, contributing to a double-digit growth rate in
the West Bank in 2009.

• The failure to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians during the past year is due to the unwillingness of Palestinian leaders to meet their Israeli counterparts and the lack of
support of moderate Arab states, which have refused to take even the most basic steps towards acceptance of Israel.

• In addition to refusing to meet with Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has insisted on a series of unrealistic preconditions, including a total settlement freeze, a construction ban in East Jerusalem and an explicit Israeli commitment to withdraw to the pre-June 1967 lines before talks begin.

This is a joke. The whole point of talks is to come to an agreement to decide what the borders will be. The “palestinians” are saying give in to all our demands and then we will negotiate. So what is there left to negotiate then? I guess Tel Aviv, Haifa etc.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rocket Attacks

A Thai greenhouse worker was killed by a qassam rocket on Thursday and there was also another rocket attack Friday. I put the blame for this squarely on the hussein obama administration. They embolded hamas into launching rockets once again after the calm following operation Cast Lead last year. They have sent the message to hamas that Israel is isolated and therefore will be reluctant to fight back for fear of confrontation with hussein obama. This makes the hussein obama administration an accessory to "palestinian" terrorism.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Son of hamas

I heard a radio interview with the author of "Son of hamas", Mosab Hassan Yousef. He says that the koran should be banned in America and the free world. And the idiots at FOX called Geert Wilders a right wing extremist and a fascist, yet here we have a former muslim and former hamas guy telling us how the koran is full of such hate and violence that it needs to be banned.

He also says the palestinians will never accept a Jewish state because their muslim religion won't allow it.

Time to End the Faux "Peace" Process

Here is a positive development. United in disagreement: The peace process is dead

The rift was sparked during US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories last week during which Israel’s Interior Ministry announced plans for 1,600 new Jewish homes to be built in Palestinian East Jerusalem, despite President Barack Obama’s demand for a freeze on such illegal settlements.

The Israeli plan to build new units in East Jerusalem in the mainly ultra-orthodox Ramat Shlomo settlement, an area taken by Israel in 1967, but regarded by Palestinians as part of their future capital, sparked outrage among Palestinians and the Obama administration alike.

This is really infuriating when western media outlets frame the issue in such a bias and completely false manner. It isn’t “palestinian” east Jerusalem. First of all it never belonged to the arabs who are called “palestinians”. They never had sovereignty over it. Jordan occupied eastern Jerusalem in 1948 and ethnically cleansed Jews and destroyed synagogues. That is the only reason that part of the city became an arab majority.

And the area wasn’t “taken” by Israel. The arabs launched a war of aggression against Israel to annihilate it and Israel in self-defense captured and liberated these territories.

And who cares if the “palestinians” regard eastern Jerusalem as part of their future capital, that doesn’t mean we have to accept their claims. By what rights does it belong to them? Along with the reasons I stated above, Jerusalem is not holy to islam, despite their fictional claims. The city isn’t mentioned in the koran and it was never the capital of an islamic state. Enough perpetuating this travesty.

Obama Stops Delivery of Bunker Busters

The hussein obama administration is in the process of disarming Israel and preventing it from defending itself against the genocidal intentions of Iran while at the same time arming the "palestinians" to wage war against Israel.

And while obama aids the jihad against Israel underneath the media radar, administration officials pretend that the U.S.-Israel relationship is as solid as ever, a bond that is "unbreakable" and the Israeli leadership plays along while their country is in its most perilous situation since the Yom Kippur war.

Obama blocks delivery of bunker-busters to Israel World Tribune

The United States has diverted a shipment of bunker-busters designated for Israel.

Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases.

"This was a political decision," an official said.

In 2008, the United States approved an Israeli request for bunker-busters capable of destroying underground facilities, including Iranian nuclear weapons sites. Officials said delivery of the weapons was held up by the administration of President Barack Obama.

Since taking office, Obama has refused to approve any major Israeli requests for U.S. weapons platforms or advanced systems. Officials said this included proposed Israeli procurement of AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, refueling systems, advanced munitions and data on a stealth variant of the F-15E.

"All signs indicate that this will continue in 2010," a congressional source familiar with the Israeli military requests said. "This is really an embargo, but nobody talks about it publicly."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Israel and Brazil

I’m waiting for the Jewish people to gain some pride and self respect. Would any nation other than the Jewish state accept such an affront to it’s sovereignty and dignity by a foreign head of state within its own borders? The president of Brazil should have been kicked out and never allowed to return until he grovels and profusely apologizes.

Brazil’s President lays wreath on Arafat’s grave calls to dismantle Wets Bank security fence
Brazil’s president has placed a wreath on the tomb of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, despite criticism from Israel. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited Arafat’s grave Wednesday during a trip to Ramallah, where he called on Israel to dismantle the West Bank security barrier and lift its blockade on Gaza. “The world cannot accept fences of any kind,” he said.

Now this is what I would call an insult. But I don’t suppose Bibi will throw a tantrum the way Biden did and create a diplomatic crisis with Brazil.

As the result of Israeli leadership willingly allowing themselves and their country to be a punching bag, foreign dignitaries get the message that they can get away with insulting, criticizing and dressing down Israel in public and on Israel’s own soil with impunity. They would not dare to go into muslim countries and lecture them on their treatment of women and non-muslims. And they would not go to saudi arabia and lecture it on the fence it erected on its border with Yemen. Or how about going to Egypt and condemning it for the barrier it built on its border with Gaza.

Furthermore Brazil is not in any position to criticize Israel considering the horrible way it treats its minorities compared to the way Arabs are treated in Israel.

Israel and the Pentagon

From the Winnipeg Free Press:
Well-placed Israeli sources revealed that a similar message was conveyed recently to Israeli chief of general staff, Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi, by the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff, Admiral Michael Mullen. Mullen recently told Ashkenazi he met in January with a group of senior officers who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. They told him various Arab leaders perceive America as a "weak" country that is losing its influence in the region. The Arab leaders cited "America's inability to stand up to Israel."

So this view comes from arab leaders. What can one expect from arab leaders other than to blame Israel? They certainly aren't going to blame their own repressive regimes or their funding of islamic terrorism.

If America is projecting weakness in the region, it is because of this administrations inability to stand up to muslims and its appeasement of Iran and Syria.

It would never occur to the Pentagon that allowing the likes of malik hassan into our armed forces is a far bigger threat to American soldiers than Jews living in Jerusalem.

It would also never occur to these folks that our relationship with saudi arabia is what’s really problematic. This is the country that is funding mosques and madrassas around the world which incite muslims to hate and kill Americans and other infidels and also the country where most of the 9/11 hijackers came from. But it would never occur to the Pentagon that we should reconsider our relationship with saudi arabia. Then there is Pakistan who we provide billions in aid as they make deals with the taliban. But it would never occur to the Pentagon and foreign policy establishment to reconsider our relationship with Pakistan.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Riots in Jerusalem

There were riots in Jerusalem and calls by hamas for another intifada. It required the presence of 3000 Israeli police. I hold obama, biden and hillary directly responsible for the rioting. This administration's treachery and open hostility towards Israel instigated these riots. If any Jews are killed, Bibi must speak out and publicly hold obama directly accountable. It is ironic that while the administration accuses Israel of endangering the lives of Americans, it is actually the hussein obama administration which has placed Israeli Jews in danger. Obama is a virulent anti-Semite down to his core. This latest crisis marks the complete Europeanization of American Mideast policy.

The Real Danger to American Troops

A Pentagon briefing concludes that Israel jeopardizes America's standing in the region and endangers American troops. This wisdom comes from the same Pentagon bureaucracy that allowed 13 soldiers to be murdered on their own base rather than offend muslims by taking action against malik hassan, who openly declared himself a soldier of allah and made a speech that it was the duty of muslims to kill American troops. And even the report they released after excluded any references to islam or jihad. These are also the same bureaucrats who's strict rules of engagement are endangering our soldiers on the battlefield of Afghanistan daily. And these are also the same bureaucrats who court martialed navy SEALS because a jihadist under their watch who was responsible for the murder and mutilation of Americans in Fallujah, received a fat lip. So who really is endangering the lives of our soldiers? According to the Pentagon its Jewish houses in Jerusalem.

Israel is putting American lives at risk

by Paul Woodward on March 14, 2010

In Foreign Policy, Mark Perry describes an extraordinary Pentagon briefing on Israel’s impact on conflicts across the Middle East. Here is an excerpt and following some comments of my own, the author has provided me with additional background on his reporting.

On January 16, two days after a killer earthquake hit Haiti, a team of senior military officers from the U.S. Central Command (responsible for overseeing American security interests in the Middle East), arrived at the Pentagon to brief JCS Chairman Michael Mullen on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The team had been dispatched by CENTCOM commander David Petraeus to underline his growing worries at the lack of progress in resolving the issue. The 33-slide 45-minute PowerPoint briefing stunned Mullen. The briefers reported that there was a growing perception among Arab leaders that the U.S. was incapable of standing up to Israel, that CENTCOM’s mostly Arab constituency was losing faith in American promises, that Israeli intransigence on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was jeopardizing U.S. standing in the region, and that Mitchell himself was (as a senior Pentagon officer later bluntly described it) “too old, too slow…and too late.”

The January Mullen briefing was unprecedented. No previous CENTCOM commander had ever expressed himself on what is essentially a political issue; which is why the briefers were careful to tell Mullen that their conclusions followed from a December 2009 tour of the region where, on Petraeus’s instructions, they spoke to senior Arab leaders. “Everywhere they went, the message was pretty humbling,” a Pentagon officer familiar with the briefing says. “America was not only viewed as weak, but its military posture in the region was eroding.” But Petraeus wasn’t finished: two days after the Mullen briefing, Petraeus sent a paper to the White House requesting that the West Bank and Gaza (which, with Israel, is a part of the European Command – or EUCOM), be made a part of his area of operations. Petraeus’s reason was straightforward: with U.S. troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military had to be perceived by Arab leaders as engaged in the region’s most troublesome conflict.

The Mullen briefing and Petraeus’s request hit the White House like a bombshell. While Petraeus’s request that CENTCOM be expanded to include the Palestinians was denied (“it was dead on arrival,” a Pentagon officer confirms), the Obama Administration decided it would redouble its efforts – pressing Israel once again on the settlements issue, sending Mitchell on a visit to a number of Arab capitals and dispatching Mullen for a carefully arranged meeting with Chief of the Israeli General Staff, Lt. General Gabi Ashkenazi. While the American press speculated that Mullen’s trip focused on Iran, the JCS Chairman actually carried a blunt, and tough, message on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: that Israel had to see its conflict with the Palestinians “in a larger, regional, context” – as having a direct impact on America’s status in the region. Certainly, it was thought, Israel would get the message.

The Real Motive Behind Obama's Escalation of Tensions With Israel

There are those who believe this latest hussein obama manufactured crisis between Israel and the U.S. is for the purpose of preventing Israel from acting unilaterally to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Behind Obama's Dangerous Overreaction on Israel
This article, by Anne Bayefsky, originally appeared in the New York Daily News.


The Obama administration's hysterical response to Israel's announcement that it will continue to build new homes for its expanding population in disputed territory ought to evoke one response: Methinks thou doth protest too much.

Given that the United States is supposed to be committed to the parties determining ultimate legal ownership of the land in final status negotiations, what is going on?

The Palestinian Authority is the only side refusing to sit across the table from its interlocutor without preconditions. Recent reports indicate that Mamhoud Abbas and company are still inculcating the next generation of budding terrorists in the abc's of antisemitism, refusing to put Israel on the map in their authorized school books and fanning the flames of Islamic extremists at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem - all of which is incitement and a gross violation of the Roadmap. As for Hamas, the other Palestinian authority running Gaza, it is just openly dedicated to Israel's annihilation.

None of that is preventing the Obama administration from insisting that Israel negotiate with one half of the Palestinian split personality.

In fact, the words of Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton, and top advisor David Axelrod in the last few days suggest, instead, that what really concerns the human rights gurus in the White House is preserving the option of apartheid Palestine. After all, the purpose of denying the ability of a Jew to build a house on land that theoretically may one day change hands, is to ensure that a Jew-free Palestinian state can come into existence unimpeded.

This strategy is not only repugnant, it is nonsensical. Making settlements the issue will only have the predictable effect of pushing the Palestinians further away from the negotiating table.

Reading between the lines, the true explanation of the hyperbole of describing the announcement of housing plans as "insulting" - to use Clinton's word - is something else entirely: Iran. Ironically, when Vice-President Biden went before the Israeli public on March 11 and told them "The United States is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, period," only politeness prevented Israelis from laughing out loud. Nobody believed him. Everyone knows that the UN is not going to deliver a Security Council resolution imposing serious sanctions on Iran in time to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon. Every time Obama officials claim they are working on sanctions, it just reinforces the conclusion that they have absolutely no intention of doing what is necessary to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

That leaves Israel holding the bag. And Obama - along with European countries and Australia - do not want Israel to use force against Iran's nuclear facilities regardless of the mortal threat that they pose to Israel's population. The President's only way to prevent Israel from acting - without using more overt intimidation that would reveal his having put Israel's security way down on his list of priorities and risk a backlash in Congress - is to scare Israel fast with threatened isolation on a trumped-up affront like a bunch of new houses in the desert.

Exactly the same calculation occurred with the Dubai affair and Israel's alleged assassination of one murderous Hamas mastermind. If the Europeans and Australians could manufacture enough moral outrage about forged passports in the context of the demise of a genocidal killer and the Obama White House can keep the settlement issue on the front burner, Israel will find itself on the defensive - at exactly the moment it is thinking about going on the offensive.

Will members of Congress buy the President's nonsense about Israel being the stumbling block to peace between Israelis and Palestinians? Will they place more importance on houses and living than incitement and dying? Will Jews who voted overwhelmingly for Obama now perceive this President to be the most anti-Israel sitting U.S. commander-in-chief in Israel's history? Will Israelis be sufficiently intimidated by the international blowback every time they make a move to defend themselves, or to exercise their right of self-determination, that they decide not to go it alone on Iran?

We don't yet know. What we do know is that the White House's misinformation campaign should not be the deciding factor. And we also know that for the Vice President of the United States to stand before Israelis, address the greatest immediate threat to their peace and security and misrepresent the President's willingness to do what it takes to prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb - is what is really insulting.

If anything, this ought to have the opposite effect of intimidating Israel. The international hostility and isolation of Israel when making any move to defend itself should teach Israel that it stands alone and can rely only on itself for its survival.

Whatever blowback occurs from an attack on Iran cannot possibly be worse than Iran having the ability to perpetrate a nuclear holocaust on Israel.

It's going to take a great deal of intestinal fortitude for Bibi to order an attack on Iran. I'm not sure if he has it in him.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Obama's Open Hostility Towards Israel

Barack Hussein Obama's hostility to Israel is now so blatant that Jewish liberals can no longer be in denial.

The muslims are waging global jihad, engaging in bloodletting throughout the world, massacring Christians and other non-muslims, brutalizing women and threaten to transform free nations into sharia states. The islamic genocidal regime in Iran is close to acquiring nuclear weapons and slaughters its own people. But the world lines up against six million Jews in the desert with a tiny strip of land the size of New Jersey and who contribute advances in medicine, science and technology which the world benefits by.

Jerusalem was NOT included in the building freeze agreement between Israel and the U.S. So therefore this should not have come as a surprise and the obama administration is feigning outrage. The obama administration reneged on the agreement as it always intended to do and used this opening as a justification to create a confrontation. Yet they refuse to confront Iran. The obama administration are a gang of liars and scoundrels.

Also claiming that Israel insulted America and that it is putting American troops in danger was aimed at turning Americans against Israel. What’s putting American lives at risk is the ISLAMIC JIHAD, not Israel. It is also the total incompetence and weakness of the hussein obama administration and the rigid rules of engagement our soldiers are faced with.

Muslims have been waging jihad for 1400 years, muslims attacked America as far back as Washington’s time. Currently, muslim jihadists have massacred hundreds of Christians in Nigeria, are murdering Coptic Christians in Egypt, are committing genocide in the Sudan, are waging jihad throughout Africa and in India and Kashmir, the Philippines, Thailand. Muslims are burning churches in Malaysia and Indonesia and Kosovo, are rioting and waging jihad on the streets of Europe and everywhere else they are the majority or constitute as significant proportion of a country’s population. Yet Obama, Biden and Hillary would have us believe that the biggest obstacle to peace is Jews building houses in Jerusalem.

From the Sultan Knish:
Barack Hussein Obama vs Israel

The manifold organs of the ObamaMedia are abuzz with outrage over what they are calling Israel's "insult" to the United States. But what was the nature of this awful and outrageous insult? Did Israeli officials pull off V.P. Biden's rug to show off his bald head underneath. Did they ask him why the suit of his pants is so shiny. Did they make him sit at the kiddie table?


More to the point did Israeli TV air calls for a Jihad against America, as Palestinian Arab TV did? Did Israel name a square after the murderer of an American photographer, as the Palestinian Authority did? Did an Israeli Anchorman do a skit in blackface during Obama's visit, as a Turkish anchorman did during Obama's visit to Turkey? Are Israeli religious institutions issuing Fatwahs against America, as Al Azhar University, which Obama visited and spoke at, has done? Are Israeli leaders funding terrorism against America, as the Saudi King, before whom Obama bowed, does?

No, none of those incidents were described as insults. Nothing that Muslim countries did to mock, humiliate and murder Americans were even noticed at all. None of them produced furious condemnations from the White House or two hours of Hillary Clinton screeching on the phone at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. So what did Israel do that was so awful, so horrible and terrible? It built houses. Yes, civilian houses. Not army bases or nuclear missiles or walls. Houses.

Israel approved a construction project to build housing for its own people, in its own capitol city, Jerusalem. Some of the housing will be built in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood, situated around the grave of Shimon the Righteous, a Jewish religious figure famed for rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. A neighborhood where Jews have lived for over a century. As well as Ramat Shlomo, a thriving neighborhood with thousands of Jewish families living in it.

The Obama Administration's objections to Jews living in Jerusalem are purely racial and religious. If Israel were approving a construction project to build housing for Arab Muslim citizens of Israel, Biden, Hillary and their media troupe wouldn't be screeching about it to the high heavens. It is only because Jews are to live there, that they have a problem with it. Their objections therefore are purely based on race and religion-- and completely racist.

But this is hardly the first time that Muslims and their Western appeasers have tried to drive the Jews out of Jerusalem, or the Shimon HaTzaddik neighborhood in particular.

In 1876 the land was purchased by the Jewish community in order to build homes for poor Jews. In 1936, after the death of Sheikh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (one of the inspirations for Hamas) and the Mufti of Jerusalem (who would go on to collaborate on the Holocaust with Adolf Hitler), Arab rioters drove the Jews out of the neighborhood with cries of Ibtach Al Yahood (kill the Jews). Over 500 Jews were murdered during this time. Many more fled their homes ahead of the enraged Islamic mobs.

The following was a sample of some of the Arab Muslim brutality toward the Jews at the time.

Alex Morrison, a British truck driver sympathetic to the Arab cause wrote, "They left behind them one of the worst sights I ever saw in my life... The naked bodies of the women exposed the evidence that the knives had been used in the most ghastly fashion." The bodies of children, apparently set alight with gasoline in a nursery, were still smoldering."
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A muslim Mob in Egypt Attacks Coptic Christians

While the bastards in the hussein obama administration were busy admonishing Israel for building houses, they had absolutely nothing to say about 3000 muslims in Egypt attacking a group of Coptic Christians who were gathered in prayer. The hussein obama administration also ignored the massacre of 500 Christians by muslims in Nigeria. Why don't these atrocities evoke a sense of outrage to members of the obama administration? Why are these kinds of incidents not called an obstacle to peace in the region but Jews building add-ons to their homes are?

Cairo (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The toll from an attack on the Coptic Christian community that took place yesterday in the north-western province of Mersa Matrouh, Egypt is 25 wounded, including women and children. A crowd of around three thousand Muslims attacked the faithful gathered in prayer in a building adjoining the local church. The fundamentalists fury, encouraged by the imam, was sparked by the rumour that the Christians have begun to build a new place of worship.

Around 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Muslims – a group of Bedouins and Salafi fanatics – started throwing stones at a construction site, which they believe in reality will be a new church. Local witnesses reported that security forces present were not sufficient to contain the attack. The police fired tear gas and arrested a dozen people, including Muslims and Christians. Only this morning, reinforcements arrived from Alexandria, thanks to which the Coptic faithful trapped inside the building could return to their homes.

At the moment of the attack the Christian prayer house contained four priests, one deacon and about 400 parishioners. Christians say that the building under construction, in fact, is a nursing home and said they were “terrified” by the latest attack. The local imam Shaikh Khamees intervention during Friday prayers has helped to foment the anger of Muslims. He emphasized the duty to fight against the “enemies” of Islam and stressed that “we do not tolerate the Christian presence in our area.”

Reverend Matta Zakarya confirms that this morning there was a summit between the leaders of the local church, state security forces and even some Muslims. “The Coptic are scared – he stresses – especially women and children who were inside the building and witnessed the assault.”

In Egypt, the Coptic Christian community is about 10% of the population in a country with an overwhelming Muslim majority, which discriminates against the Christian community. It is the victim of violence, caused by a sharp rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Sometimes the basis of many attacks there are disputes over land ownership and disputes for women, but they soon become sectarian clashes.”