Monday, May 31, 2010

Turkey's Act of War

Watch this IDF video of the attack.

Here's one of an IDF soldier being stabbed.

Premeditated Attack

More information comes out regarding the ambush of Israeli commandoes aboard a turkish ship that was part of the Gaza flotilla. They actually tried to bring down the helicopter by pulling on its rope. In my view this was clearly an act of war by Turkey. turkey has been increasingly bringing itself into the iran, syria, hezbollah, hamas axis. And the radical islamic turkish PM has the nerve to demand an explanation from Israel. Israel needs to cut off all ties with turkey and treat it as the enemy it has become. I would like to see turkey kicked out of NATO but it won't happen.

Don't expect remotely fair reporting by the media. The msm is horrible as it has long been abetting the jihad against Israel and against America as well.

A brutal ambush at sea
Ron Ben Yishai recounts bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 05.31.10, 15:44 / Israel News
Our Navy commandoes fell right into the hands of the Gaza mission members. A few minutes before the takeover attempt aboard the Marmara got underway, the operation commander was told that 20 people were waiting on the deck where a helicopter was to deploy the first team of the elite Flotilla 13 unit. The original plan was to disembark on the top deck, and from there rush to the vessel’s bridge and order the Marmara’s captain to stop.

Israeli Explanation
Barak: Sail's organizers responsible for deadly raid / Attila Somfalvi
(Video) Defense minister, IDF chief of staff and Navy commander explain Israeli considerations following takeover of aid ships sailing to Gaza, which left at least 10 pro-Palestinian activists dead. 'We regret the casualties, but soldiers were in danger'
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Officials estimated that passengers will show slight resistance, and possibly minor violence; for that reason, the operation’s commander decided to bring the helicopter directly above the top deck. The first rope that soldiers used in order to descend down to the ship was wrested away by activists, most of them Turks, and tied to an antenna with the hopes of bringing the chopper down. However, Flotilla 13 fighters decided to carry on.

Navy commandoes slid down to the vessel one by one, yet then the unexpected occurred: The passengers that awaited them on the deck pulled out bats, clubs, and slingshots with glass marbles, assaulting each soldier as he disembarked. The fighters were nabbed one by one and were beaten up badly, yet they attempted to fight back.

However, to their misfortune, they were only equipped with paintball rifles used to disperse minor protests, such as the ones held in Bilin. The paintballs obviously made no impression on the activists, who kept on beating the troops up and even attempted to wrest away their weapons.

One soldier who came to the aid of a comrade was captured by the rioters and sustained severe blows. The commandoes were equipped with handguns but were told they should only use them in the face of life-threatening situations. When they came down from the chopper, they kept on shouting to each other “don’t shoot, don’t shoot,” even though they sustained numerous blows.

‘I saw the tip of a rifle’
The Navy commandoes were prepared to mostly encounter political activists seeking to hold a protest, rather than trained street fighters. The soldiers were told they were to verbally convince activists who offer resistance to give up, and only then use paintballs. They were permitted to use their handguns only under extreme circumstances.

The planned rush towards the vessel’s bridge became impossible, even when a second chopper was brought in with another crew of soldiers. “Throw stun grenades,” shouted Flotilla 13’s commander who monitored the operation. The Navy chief was not too far, on board a speedboat belonging to Flotilla 13, along with forces who attempted to climb into the back of the ship.

The forces hurled stun grenades, yet the rioters on the top deck, whose number swelled up to 30 by that time, kept on beating up about 30 commandoes who kept gliding their way one by one from the helicopter. At one point, the attackers nabbed one commando, wrested away his handgun, and threw him down from the top deck to the lower deck, 30 feet below. The soldier sustained a serious head wound and lost his consciousness.

Only after this injury did Flotilla 13 troops ask for permission to use live fire. The commander approved it: You can go ahead and fire. The soldiers pulled out their handguns and started shooting at the rioters’ legs, a move that ultimately neutralized them. Meanwhile, the rioters started to fire back at the commandoes.

“I saw the tip of a rifle sticking out of the stairwell,” one commando said. “He fired at us and we fired back. We didn’t see if we hit him. We looked for him later but couldn’t find him.” Two soldiers sustained gunshot wounds to their knee and stomach after rioters apparently fired at them using guns wrested away from troops.

2 errors
During the commotion, another commando was stabbed with a knife. In a later search aboard the Marmara, soldiers found caches of bats, clubs, knives, and slingshots used by the rioters ahead of the IDF takeover. It appeared the activists were well prepared for a fight.

Some passengers on the ship stood at the back and pounded the soldiers’ hands as they attempted to climb on board. Only after a 30-minute shootout and brutal assaults using clubs and knifes did commandoes manage to reach the bridge and take over the Marmara.

It appears that the error in planning the operation was the estimate that passengers were indeed political activists and members of humanitarian groups who seek a political provocation, but would not resort to brutal violence. The soldiers thought they will encounter Bilin-style violence; instead, they got Bangkok. The forces that disembarked from the helicopters were few; just dozens of troops – not enough to contend with the large group awaiting them.

The second error was that commanders did not address seriously enough the fact that a group of men were expecting the soldiers on the top deck. Had they addressed this more seriously, they may have hurled tear-gas grenades and smoke grenades from the helicopter to create a screen that would have enabled them to carry out their mission, without the fighters falling right into the hands of the rioters, who severely assaulted them.

Lynch Mob Greets Israeli Commandoes Aboard Flotilla

There will be an international shit storm over these deaths even though the parasites aboard the flotilla violently attacked Israeli commandos with knives, metal pipes and baseball bats. One grabbed a soldier's gun and opened fire. But as to be expected the international media will simply report that Israel boarded the ships and killed "activists", as usual not reporting the entire story in context. And the so-called "activists" will be portrayed as peaceful humanitarians when in reality their purpose is to aid and abet hamas. It's all par for the course. But I'm glad the bastards got what they deserved.

IDF: Soldiers were met by well-planned lynch in Gaza waters
05/31/2010 09:18

Army says at least 10 activists killed, dozens injured, six Navy commandos wounded as protesters open fire in violent Israeli takeover of Gaza flotilla.

International activists aboard the flotilla of ships on their way to the Gaza Strip opened fire on IDF soldiers who boarded the ships to prevent them from breaking the Israeli-imposed sea blockade, the IDF said Monday.

According to the IDF, the international activists “prepared a lynch” for the soldiers who boarded the ships at about 2 a.m. Monday morning after calling on them to stop, or follow them to the Ashdod Port several hours earlier.

According to IDF reports, at least 10 acitivists were killed during the ensuing clashes as well as six Navy commandos, some of them from gunfire and at least one in serious condition with a head wound. Foreign reports claimed that the number of dead was close to 15. Some of the wounded were evacuated to Israeli hospital by Air Force helicopters.

Upon boarding the ships, the soldiers encountered fierce resistance from the passangers who were armed with knives, bats and metal pipes. The soldiers used non-lethal measures to disperse the crowd. The activists succeeded in stealing the weapon from one of the IDF’s soldiers and reportedly opened fire, leading to an escalation in violence.

“It was like a well-planned lynch,” one IDF officer said. “These people were anything but peace activists.”

The IDF said that the ships would be taken to the Ashdod Port where, despite the violence, the cargo that are carrying will be inspected and then transferred to the Gaza Strip via land crossings. Israeli Navy commander Vice-Admiral Eliezer Marom was commanding over the operation from sea.

The Navy made initial contact with the flotilla at 11 p.m. on Sunday ordering the ships to follow them to Ashdod Port or otherwise be boarded.

The actual boarding of the ships took place at 2 a.m. Monday and was yet to be completed by 8 a.m.

Activists aboard the ships repeatedly said they would not respond with violence to the navy's interception of their flotilla prior to the boarding.

Al-Jazeera reported Turkish leaders called an emergency meeting to discuss responses to the attack at sea. The Israeli ambassador in Turkey was called in to offer explanations, according to a report.

Hamas Prime Minister Haniyeh came on Al-Jazeera to condemn the “brutal attack” and called on the UN to intervene on the activists' behalf.

The ministry condemned Monday's raid on the ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists, called it unacceptable and demanded an "urgent explanation" from Israel. It says Israel violated international laws and will suffer consequences.

AP contributed to the report.

Tribute to Our Military

I leave you with this cool video of Gene Simmons paying tribute to our armed forces.

Hindu Beaten to Death in mosque

How can anyone argue with a straight face that islam is a peaceful religion? Those who spout such nonsense are merely saying so out of fear or political correctness.

A Hindu was beaten to death inside a mosque in Bangladesh while the savages chanted "kill the kafir!".

These types of horrific stories should make it to the American media but they are completely ignored. The msm wants to keep Americans in the dark the truth about islam and all of the horrors taking place in its name. Americans only hear about islamic violence if there is an attack or attempted terrorist attack in the west. What they don't hear about is the horrors and suffering which occur throughout the islamic world against non-muslims and women on a daily basis. That's why you have so many ignorant people defending things like the ground zero mosque and muslim immigration into America and sharia. They are oblivious.

Religious ritual in a Bangladeshi mosque Admanya

A Hindu being beaten by Muslims in a mosque in Bangladesh. He was captured outside the mosque while going home. After Friday prayers were over, the Muslims came out and grabbed the first Hindu they could. Mr. Vimal Patak a Bangladeshi born Hindu was beaten to death with sticks as the Muslim mullahs (priests) chanted "kill the Kafir!" (non-Muslim). With folded hands he begged for his life and died a brutal death.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #269 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Frume Sarah.

Pro-hamas Flotilla

Is the flotilla to Gaza delivering weapons and or materials for bomb making and rocket making to hamas? Why else are they refusing Israel's request to dock at Ashdod and be checked for dangerous materials?

Press release from The Israel Project:
Group with Terrorist Ties Attempts to Deliver Supplies to Gaza, Refuses to Deliver Letter to Captive Israeli Soldier

A flotilla of pro-Palestinian demonstrators with links to terrorist groups is en route to the Gaza Strip in defiance of Israeli government requests to deliver their shipment through legal channels.[1]

Israel has appealed to the convoy of ships – which embarked from several European countries and is carrying more than 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid – to dock in Israel’s southern port of Ashdod so its humanitarian supplies can be delivered by Israel through the Gaza border crossing after they are checked for dangerous materials.[2] However, the flotilla’s organizers have refused to abide by Israel’s request, constituting a violation of international maritime law.[3]

Don't appeal to them, just seize the ships by force and check them.
According to CNN, the organizers also declined a request by Noam Shalit, father of captive Israeli solider Staff Sgt. Gilad Shalit, to deliver aid, medicine and a letter to his son who was kidnapped by Iran-backed Hamas on June 25, 2007.[4] Hamas has since barred the Red Cross or other humanitarian groups from visiting Shalit – a violation of the Geneva Convention.[5]

This should put to rest any notion that the flotilla has anything to do with humanitarianism and everything to do with showing solidarity with and aiding Israel's terrorist enemies in their goal of genocide against the Jews and obliteration of the Jewish state.

Bloomberg Advocates for mosque

Useful idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg strongly defends the ground zero mosque project.

Bloomberg defends Ground Zero mosque as freedom-of-faith issue NY Post

In his fiercest defense yet of the mosque proposed near Ground Zero, Mayor Bloomberg declared yesterday that it must be allowed to proceed because the government "shouldn't be in the business of picking" one religion over another.

"I think it's fair to say if somebody was going to try, on that piece of property, to build a church or a synagogue, nobody would be yelling and screaming," the mayor said.

That's because it wasn't Christians or Jews who slammed planes into the twin towers and murdered 3000 Americans.

"And the fact of the matter is that Muslims have a right to do it, too."

Placing the proposed mosque two blocks from the World Trade Center site has led to an outcry from opponents, including family members of 9/11 victims, who contend the holy place at 45 Park Place would defile the memories of those who perished in the worst terror attack in US history.

Community Board 1 approved the project Tuesday night by a 29-1 vote after a raucous four-hour hearing in which nine members abstained.

The meeting got so heated that one young girl, whose father is Muslim and mother is Jewish and who went to testify in favor, decided instead to sit silently.

The issue also continues to fuel an intense debate on the Internet. One commenter likened a mosque near Ground Zero to a convent established on the grounds of Auschwitz. Pope John Paul II ordered the nuns to move in 1993 after years of protests from Jewish leaders.

But Bloomberg argued that blocking the 13-story mosque and Islamic cultural center would violate the essence of America.

"What is great about America and particularly New York is we welcome everybody, and if we are so afraid of something like this, what does that say about us?" asked the mayor.

"Democracy is stronger than this. You know the ability to practice your religion was one of the real reasons America was founded. And for us to just say no is just, I think, not appropriate is a nice way to phrase it

". . . If you are religious, you do not want the government picking religions, because what do you do the day they don't pick yours?"

What Mayor Bloomberg fails to grasp is that unlike any other religion, islam is not merely a benign personal faith but is a totalitarian political ideology which seeks to conquer and subjugate non-muslims. It seeks to force others to become muslim or submit to islam or be killed. Our politicians must be made to understand this and stop treating islam like any other religion. But if you try to explain this to liberals, they won't hear of it and dismiss you as a bigot.

Even with Bloomberg on board, the project still has to win approval of the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission, because the current building on the mosque site dates to 1857-58 and would have to be razed.

The landmark application has been pending since 1989 and was recently reinstated. The commission is scheduled to hold a hearing and a vote in the early summer.

The mosque's proponents say they are prepared to raise $100 million...

Government Goes After "Son of hamas" Author

It's outrageous that while our government won't deport illegal aliens or potential islamic terrorists, they are trying to deport "Son of hamas" author Mosab Hassan Yousef.

U.S. trying to deport 'Son of Hamas'
Feds see 'terrorist' in Christian convert who spied for Israel
Posted: May 27, 2010
10:35 pm Eastern

By Art Moore
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Mosab Hassan Yousef

The Department of Homeland Security is trying to deport the son of a Hamas founder who told of his conversion to Christianity and decade of spying for Israel in a New York Times best-seller.

"Son of Hamas" author Mosab Hassan Yousef revealed on a blog hosted by his publisher he is scheduled to appear June 30 before Immigration Judge Rico J. Bartolomei at the DHS Immigration Court in San Diego.

Yousef said the DHS informed him Feb. 23, 2009, he was barred from asylum in the U.S. because there were reasonable grounds for believing he was "a danger to the security of the United States" and "engaged in terrorist activity."

An incredulous Yousef said the U.S. government's belief he is a terrorist is based on a complete misinterpretation of passages of his book in which he describes his work as a counterterrorism agent for the Israeli internal intelligence service Shin Bet.

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Yousef said he's not so much worried about himself as he is "outraged" about "a security system that is so primitive and naive that it endangers the lives of countless Americans."

"If Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between a terrorist and a man who spent his life fighting terrorism, how can they protect their own people?" he asked in his blog post.

Yousef said whatever Judge Bartolomei decides will be appealed, "and this insane merry-go-round can go on like that for decades."

Yousef's asylum case – A 088 271 051 – was filed Aug. 22, 2007, about seven months after he arrived in the U.S. from Israel.

The office of DHS Senior Attorney Kerri Calcador, who is handling the case, referred WND's request for comment to Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack, who said the agency is barred by policy from commenting, or even confirming or denying the existence of any case.

WND tried to reach Yousef for further comment, but he was not available.
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dhimmi Christian and Jewish Leaders Promote Ground Zero mosque

Whether they realize it or not, Dhimmi Christian and Jewish leaders are accomplices in advancing islamosupremacism in America. These leaders involvement with abdul rauf in promoting the ground zero mosque represents a despicable betrayal of members of their churches and synagogues, of the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 and of America. They are oblivious to the fact that under Islamic rule they would not freely be able to practice their own faith. They are oblivious to the fact that this mosque, it’s name, location near the place muslims took down the twin towers and its inauguration on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 is a symbol of what they see as an Islamic victory over America. There are hardly any muslims in this area, the only purpose for this mosque is to symbolize eventual Islamic dominance over America. But worse than the Islamic supremacists themselves are the pathetic, useful idiot Christian and Jewish religious leaders as well as the liberal media and politicians enabling the infiltration of sharia into America.

Waltzing with Suicide Bombers at Ground Zero. The Dangers of “Interfaith Dialogue.”
By Phillis Chesler, PAJAMAS MEDIA

The Jews and Christians Behind the “Cordoba Initiative”

The concept of an “interfaith dialogue” is an alluring one. It assumes that people of faith are, by definition, virtuous, honest, tolerant, soft-spoken–and, hopefully, more committed to peace, reason, and morality than non-religious people are.

But is this true?

What if some religious people who are involved in such seductive dialogues are also crafty, evil, double-dealing hypocrites, more interested in money, power, sex, and war than in embracing lives of poverty, powerlessness, chastity, or even self-restraint? What if they are liars? Or addicts? Or, like so many others, merely addicted to the “high life”?

I myself believe in talking to and working with Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists—some of whom are religious Muslims, many of whom are secularists or apostates, but none of whom are powerful imams or sheikhs. I also believe in talking to and working with Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, and atheists who are anti-Islamist—not necessarily anti-Islam or anti-Muslim—and who support universal human rights. By definition, we are all opposed to Islamic gender and religious apartheid, misogyny in general, and the demonization of Israel, America, and the West. These are my kind of “interfaith” allies.

Jews are especially tempted by the idea of an “interfaith dialogue.” Why? Because it means that as long as one is still talking, the pogrom has not yet started. Also, despite a long and terrible history of being persecuted and murdered, Jews still continue to believe that reason, ideas, charm, even cleverness still have the power to triumph over genocidal hatred. Jews also believe that listening to the “other,” trying to understand his pain, will lead the lion to lie down with the lamb.

Thus, any number of prominent (and non-prominent) religious Jews are involved in “interfaith dialogues.” They fly around the world (they are often in constant motion) as they meet with their counterparts. Some stay at five star hotels or in palaces; others reside in more modest lodgings. Some are pillars of their communities; others seek to overthrow those very pillars. Some are clean-shaven, others fully bearded. Some sport ponytails and long, flowing hair. Some are seen as radically progressive, others as radically conservative. Mainly, all are men. Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Michael Lerner immediately come to mind. I bear a residual sentimentality towards them, (we go way back), but I certainly do not agree with their views about Israel, America, jihad, global warming, or the “Palestinian” question.

But there are other prominent, religious Jews who are more directly involved with the Cordoba Initiative, otherwise known as the mosque at Ground Zero, and with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, its chairman. (Abdul is part of his last name, which means “servant of The Kind One.”)

The Great Mosque of Cordoba, originally a Christian Visigothic Church

Rabbi Bradley Hirschfield, the director of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL), has been working with Imam Abdul Rauf for awhile. In fact, Rabbi Hirschfield is on the Advisory Board of the Cordoba Initiative. In 2007, Rabbi Hirschfield spoke on a panel together with Abdul Rauf for the Cordoba Initiative. The panel was also sponsored by CLAL and the American Society for Muslim Advancement—and took place at UC Irvine (the very university where Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech was disrupted). Their subject? “Why Should/Would Israel & Palestine exist? …How Cultural Narratives Compete.” For all I know, it was a principled and moving moment. I have no sure way of knowing. All I can say is that these two men — Hirschfield and Abdul Rauf — are in each other’s orbit, talking, presenting and working together publicly.

Rabbi Hirschfield was also involved with Buffalo-based Muzzammil Hassan, the founder of Bridges TV, who turned out to be a serious and serial wife batterer and wife killer. He is the man who beheaded his wife Aasiya when she dared to leave him. Bridges advertised itself as committed to interfaith dialogue and to the presentation of a positive image of Muslim-Americans. Amazingly, Hirschfield, an author and radio personality, (whom I have met twice, but briefly), has not dropped his association with Bridges, at least as shown on Wikipedia.

There are worlds within worlds. Rabbi Hirschfield, Imam Abdul Rauf, and former President Jimmy Carter, the author of the infamous book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, have all worked together at the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. They presented at the same conference, the same year. Look: Maybe Rabbi Hirschfield tackled Carter at this conference—but probably not as forcibly and passionately as Alan Dershowitz tried to do at Brandeis. (Carter refused to appear with Dershowitz).

Jimmy Carter? He is a Jew-hater, Israel-demonizer, and a Saudi-money lover.
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Demonstration to Counter Flotilla Stunt

Jew-hating parasites must aggressively be confronted and their lies about Israel must be aggressively challenged. StandWithUs is doing just that by greeting the pro-hamas flotilla with an anti-hamas demonstration.

Counter-flotilla plans demonstration
Israel advocacy group StandWithUs to surprise the European convoy at sea.

The European “Freedom Flotilla” making its way to Gaza bearing humanitarian aid and activists may have a surprise waiting when it reaches Israel’s southern waters on Friday.

Israel advocacy group StandWithUs plans to greet the European convoy with its own demonstration at sea. A fleet of privately owned Israeli boats will leave the Ashdod and Herzliya marinas in hopes of surprising the European activists Friday at 1 p.m.

The counter-flotilla ships will be covered in “Free Gaza from Hamas” banners and boat owners will wear bloodstained T-shirts, representing Hamas’s terror record.

StandWithUs and individual donations will fund the demonstration.

“What the other anti-Israel flotilla is doing is ignoring human rights abuses and focusing on a fake situation,” Michael Dickson, StandWithUs’s Israel director, told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.

Dickson believes the European activists care more about hurting Israel than helping the Palestinians in Gaza.

Lior Meyer, a StandWithUs project manager planning the move, hopes the demonstration will show that Gaza is suffering from a Hamas siege, rather than the Israeli blockade.

“I hope they’re not expecting anything. When someone’s surprised by the truth it’s only a good thing,” Meyer said, claiming that few people know the nature of Hamas’s control.

Dickson said that the European activists’ aid could have reached Gaza in a day instead of a week if they weren’t interested in making a publicity statement.

“I think that the key thing is that this is not some fair-minded mission coming in that cares for peace. Their flotilla is driven by hate, rather than peace. They don’t really care about the victims who live under Hamas in Gaza and the south of Israel,” he said.

As of Thursday afternoon, five individuals had volunteered their boats for the StandWithUS effort. Dickson predicted more people would join.

“If the activists had done their homework instead of believing Hamas propaganda, they would also have found out that their assistance isn’t needed. There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” Dickson said.

AAP Withdraws Endorsement of Ritual Nicks

Common sense and morality prevail as public outrage forces AAP to withdraw its statement in support of a ritual clitoral nick in lieu of a full clitorectomy. As I said, there can be no compromising with barbaric sharia practices.

Equality Now Welcomes Decision by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to Withdraw its 2010 Policy Statement on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that Endorsed Pediatricians' 'Nicking' of Girls' Genitalia

International human rights organization Equality Now welcomes the AAP's decision to withdraw its ill-conceived revised policy statement on female genital mutilation issued on April 26, 2010....

The new policy statement essentially promoted Type IV FGM, as categorized by the World Health Organization, and suggested that federal and state laws might be more effective if they "enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a 'ritual nick.'" In a release issued today, the AAP stated that it has "retired" its 2010 revised statement on FGM, is opposed to "all forms of female genital cutting" and "does not endorse the practice of offering a 'clitoral nick.'"

Immediately following the announcement about AAP's new policy statement on April 26, 2010, Equality Now launched a global campaign, which called on its membership of over 35,000 individuals and organizations from 160 countries to put pressure on the AAP to revoke its statement.

The outpouring of deep concern demonstrated by several women's rights advocates, human rights organizations, health care providers, and individual members around the world in response to this campaign has been inspiring and overwhelming.

A significant outcome of Equality Now's campaign was also a statement jointly signed by WHO and United Nations agencies, UNICEF, UNFPA, and UNIFEM, that challenged the AAP's contentions about FGM and the harm any of its forms, including 'nicking', cause girls and women. The WHO/UN statement also confirmed the importance of looking at all forms of FGM as a form of violence and discrimination against women and girls.

"This is a crucial step forward in the movement to continue raising awareness about FGM, especially in the U.S., where it is practiced by some immigrant communities. This campaign has brought to light the importance of identifying FGM as a harmful cultural practice that together we must and can end. The work of the African anti-FGM grassroots movement has finally reached our shores and we hope to move forward and ensure the protection of girls in the U.S. and elsewhere from the practice," says Taina Bien-Aime, Equality Now's Executive Director.

Ironically, news reports today indicate that the AAP is not isolated in its misunderstandings about FGM and the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians is now planning to discuss backing "ritual nicks", a modified form of genital mutilation, next month.

Taina Bien-Aime further warned, "Before heading in the wrong direction on this issue, the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians must learn from the experience of the international campaign against AAP, and from the resounding clarification provided in the WHO/UN joint statement."

Equality Now hopes that the momentum built around discussions about FGM continues in the US with the swift passage of The Girls Protection Act (H.R. 5137), a new bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) that would close the loophole in the federal law prohibiting FGM by making it illegal to transport a minor girl living in the U.S. out of the country for the purpose of FGM. The bill will hopefully also call for the launch of culturally sensitive outreach programs in FGM-practicing immigrant communities in the U.S. to educate parents about the lifelong harms of FGM.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Brennan Makes a Fool of Himself Again

Another pathetic speech by John Brennan showing his complete ignorance of islam. Or is he purposely trying to mislead Americans, which would lead one to question what his priorities are, protecting America or the sensibilities of the muslim world? In either case, this man is not fit to lead a government agency which is supposed to be safeguarding America when he refuses to even define our enemies.

The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies.

During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should not be described in "religious terms."

What gobbledegook. Indeed these acts SHOULD be described in religious terms. The terrorists are acting out their islamic religious obligations as commanded in the koran and hadiths. It is undeniable that islam is what motivates them.

He repeated the administration argument that the enemy is not "terrorism," because terrorism is a "tactic," and not terror, because terror is a "state of mind" -- though Brennan's title, deputy national security adviser for counterterrorism and homeland security, includes the word "terrorism" in it. But then Brennan said that the word "jihad" should not be applied either.

"Nor do we describe our enemy as 'jihadists' or 'Islamists' because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam, meaning to purify oneself or one's community, and there is nothing holy or legitimate or Islamic about murdering innocent men, women and children," Brennan said.

Yes in fact murdering innocent men, women and children is indeed sanctioned by islam and its what islam has been doing for 1400 years. jihad is a holy war to conquer and subjugate infidels and bring the world under one islamic caliphate. Non-muslims are either to convert, submit to islam and pay the jizya or be killed.

The technical, broadest definition of jihad is a "struggle" in the name of Islam and the term does not connote "holy war" for all Muslims. However, jihad frequently connotes images of military combat or warfare, and some of the world's most wanted terrorists including Usama bin Laden commonly use the word to call for war against the West.

Brennan defined the enemy as members of bin Laden's Al Qaeda network and "its terrorist affiliates."

But Brennan argued that it would be "counterproductive" for the United States to use the term, as it would "play into the false perception" that the "murderers" leading war against the West are doing so in the name of a "holy cause."

"Moreover, describing our enemy in religious terms would lend credence to the lie propagated by Al Qaeda and its affiliates to justify terrorism -- that the United States is somehow at war against Islam," he said.

The comment comes after Brennan, in a February speech in which he described his respect for the tolerance and devotion of Middle Eastern nations, referred to Jerusalem on first reference by its Arabic name, Al-Quds.

"In all my travels the city I have come to love most is al-Quds, Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together," Brennan said at an event co-sponsored by the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Islamic Center at New York University and the Islamic Law Students Association at NYU.

Just ask the Coptic Christians of Egypt and the Christians of Lebanon who have been largely driven out of that country or ask the numerous other non-muslim peoples in the Middle East, just how tolerant it is.

State Department on Pakistan Censorship

We ought not to even respect let alone endorse Pakistani law. Our government ought to be uncompromising in its condemnation of censorship of speech and all the other hideous sharia laws in Pakistan and other islamic nations.

Crowley's press briefing was a revolting display of moral cowardice. Shame on the State Department for pandering to evil.

U.S. State Department on Blocking Free Speech: Today Pakistan, Tomorrow the World?

By Barry Rubin

Here’s a tough problem they didn’t teach at Government Spokesman Preparatory School. A question is asked during the State Department press briefing:

QUESTION: Do you have any comment on Pakistan’s blockage of…YouTube and other Internet sites?

The occasion was the decision of Pakistan to block sites because some carried pictures of Muhammad, founder of Islam.

Now, how can P.J. Crowley respond? Fortunately, the State Department had prepared a statement for him:

MR. CROWLEY: “Obviously, this is a difficult and challenging issue. Many of the images that appear today on Facebook were deeply offensive to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We are deeply concerned about any deliberate attempt to offend Muslims or members of any other religious groups. We do not condone offensive speech that can incite violence or hatred.

“…We also believe that the best answer to offensive speech is dialogue and debate, and in fact, we see signs that that is exactly what is occurring in Pakistan. Governments have a responsibility to protect freedom of expression and the free flow of information.

“The best antidote to intolerance is not banning or punishing offensive speech, but rather a combination of robust legal protections against discrimination and hate crimes, and proactive government outreach to minority religious groups and the vigorous defense of both freedom of religion and expression.

“….We respect any actions that need to be taken under Pakistani law to protect their citizens from offensive speech. At the same time, Pakistan has to make sure that in taking any particular action, that you’re not restricting speech to the millions and millions of people who are connected to the internet and have a universal right to the free flow of information.”

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Media Sides With hamas

It can no longer be argued that liberals are naive or misguided, but rather they are willfully siding with evil. The skunks in the media are fully aware that Gazans are pretty well off, yet in their reports they present a picture of poverty and depravation in Gaza in order to damage Israel's image. Journalism is no longer about presenting the objective truth but to further an ideological agenda. And among the agendas they are furthering is the dismantlement of Israel. It can no longer be denied that the left wants to see the end of Israel.

Fancy restaurants and Olympic-size pools: What the media won’t report about Gaza
Special to the National Post May 25, 2010
By Tom Gross

In recent days, the international media, particularly in Europe and
the Mideast, has been full of stories about “activist boats sailing to
Gaza carrying desperately-needed humanitarian aid and building

The BBC World Service even led its world news broadcasts with this
story at one point over the weekend. (The BBC yesterday boasted that
its global news audience has now risen to 220 million persons a week,
making it by far the biggest news broadcaster in the world.)

Indeed the BBC and other prominent Western media regularly lead their
viewers and readers astray with accounts of a non-existent “mass
humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza.

What they won’t tell you about are the fancy new restaurants and
swimming pools of Gaza, or about the wind surfing competitions on Gaza
beaches, or the Strip’s crowded shops and markets. Many Palestinians
in the West Bank and Gaza live a middle class (and in some cases an
upper class) lifestyle that western journalists refuse to report on
because it doesn’t fit with the simplistic story they were sent to

Here, courtesy of the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, is a report on
Gaza’s new Olympic-sized swimming pool . (Most Israeli towns don’t
have Olympic-size swimming pools. One wonders how an area that claims
to be starved of water and building materials and depends on
humanitarian aid builds an Olympic size swimming pool and creates a
luxury lifestyle for some while others are forced to live in abject
poverty as political pawn refugees?)

If you pop into the Roots Club in Gaza, according to the Lonely Planet
guidebook, you can “dine on steak au poivre and chicken cordon bleu”.

The restaurant’s website in Arabic gives a window into middle class
dining and the lifestyle of Hamas officials in Gaza. And here it is in
English, for all the journalists, UN types and NGO staff who regularly
frequent this and other nice Gaza restaurants (but don’t tell their
readers about them).

And here is a promotional video of the club restaurant. In case anyone
doubts the authenticity of this video, I just called the club in Gaza
City and had a nice chat with the manager who proudly confirmed
business is booming and many Palestinians and international guests are
dining there.

In a piece for The Wall Street Journal last year, I documented the
“after effects” of a previous “emergency Gaza boat flotilla,” when the
arrivals were seen afterwards purchasing souvenirs in well-stocked
shops. (You can also scroll down here for more pictures of Gaza’s
“impoverished” shops.)

But the mainstream liberal international media won’t report on any of
this. Playing the manipulative game of the BBC is easy: if we had
their vast taxpayer funded resources, we too could produce reports
about parts of London, Manchester and Glasgow and make it look as
though there is a humanitarian catastrophe throughout the UK. We could
produce the same effect by selectively filming seedy parts of Paris
and Rome and New York and Los Angeles too.

Of course there is poverty in Gaza. There is poverty in parts of
Israel too. (When was the last time a foreign journalist based in
Israel left the pampered lounge bars and restaurants of the King David
and American Colony hotels in Jerusalem and went to check out the
slum-like areas of southern Tel Aviv? Or the hard-hit Negev towns of
Netivot or Rahat?)

But the way that many prominent Western news media are deliberately
misleading global audiences and systematically creating the false
impression that people are somehow starving in Gaza, and that it is
all Israel’s fault, can only serve to increase hatred for the Jewish
state ­ which one suspects was the goal of many of the editors and
reporters involved in the first place.

Tom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday
Telegraph and the New York Daily News.
Read the rest.

AAP Succumbs to sharia

Even the American Association of Pediatricians has lost its moral compass and is succumbing to political correctness, multiculturalism and sharia. They are advocating laws be changed to allow them to perform a "ritual nick" to young girls. The justification being that these families will take their daughters overseas to undergo full clitorectomies. This practice in any form has no place in America and instead of compromising with this hideous sharia ritual, pediatricians ought to be reporting these parents for child abuse if FMG has been performed. The AAP has disgraced itself. Is there any institution left in America willing to take an uncompromising stand against evil?

For purposes of comparison, contrast the AAP's 1998 recommendations with the 2010 version. The 1998 recommendations:

The American Academy of Pediatrics:
1. Opposes all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM).
2. Recommends that its members actively seek to dissuade families from carrying out FGM.
3. Recommends that its members provide patients and their parents with compassionate education about the physical harms and psychological risks of FGM.
4. Recommends that its members decline to perform any medically unnecessary procedure that alters the genitalia of female infants, girls, and adolescents.

The 2010 version:

The American Academy of Pediatrics:
1. Opposes all forms of FGC that pose risks of physical or psychological harm.
2. Encourages its members to become informed about FGC and its complications and to be able to recognize physical signs of FGC.
3. Recommends that its members actively seek to dissuade families from carrying out harmful forms of FGC.
4. Recommends that its members provide patients and their parents with compassionate education about the physical harms and psychological risks of FGC while remaining sensitive to the cultural and religious reasons that motivate parents to seek this procedure for their daughters.

The word "mutilation" has been abandoned in favor of the non-judgmental "c" for "cutting". The "decline to perform" absolutism of Recommendation #4 has been removed, and replaced with "remaining sensitive to the cultural and religious reasons" - which is multiculti PC cover for "ritual nicks". Look at the difference between the 1998 policy and the revised 2010 version, and then ponder what accommodations with "cultural and religious sensitivities" we'll be making another decade down the road when the AAP next takes a stab at it (so to speak).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Salute to Israel Parade

At the Israel Day parade in NY on Sunday there were some islamic jihadis on the sidelines of the parade route expressing their desire for a second holocaust against the Jews. This time with nuclear weapons. See also these videos of the parade.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nazis, Communists and muslims Join Forces

To those clueless fools who refer to anyone who resists the islamization of the west as "nazis", the reality is that nazis are aligned with the jihadis against western democracies and Israel. The Danish leader of Stop the islamization of Europe was attacked by nazis while he was involved in a demonstration against the building of mosques and against female genital mutilation. Read Pam Geller and Robert Spencer's interview with Anders Gravers.

At Frederick’s Square saw we for the first time all three totalitarian forces in Denmark work together against SIAD and SIOE and democracy. Muslims Antifa (Communists) and the Nazis stood almost hand in hand, shouted slogans and threats after the demonstration.
It was a demonstration which obtained what it should, focusing on the mosque and genital mutilation, and we can now see that there are politicians like the radical Daniel Nyboe Andersen, who advocate genital mutilation. He had organized counter-demonstration against those who oppose genital mutilation and the simple logic may indeed be that he is in favor of genital mutilation.

Flotilla to Gaza

Be prepared for another PR stunt from Jew-hating friends of hamas, as another flotilla to Gaza is expected later this week. The purpose of this is to paint a false picture of Gazans starving and suffering at the hands of the evil Zionists and these malcontents are there to alleviate their suffering by sending supplies which supposedly the Israelis are denying them. The media is complicit in this charade because it refuses to report the truth and spreads the lies and blood libels of those who seek Israel's destruction. The purpose of which is to demonize Israel and therefore delegitimize its very existence. Well here are some true facts to debunk the lies which will be told:

And in addition to reminding the world of just how deplorable the actions of these people really are, it would also be worthwhile to follow the example of Abraham Cooper (writing in Ynet today) who has enumerated some inconvenient truths about Israel and Gaza thus:

“For starters,” he argues with reference to what the western media should be doing, “it can tell an indifferent world what actually entered Gaza legally from Israel just this last week of the “siege”: 637 truckloads, consisting of 14,069 tons of humanitarian aid.
“Among the goods for Gaza civilians were 810,209 liters of heavy duty diesel fuel; 21 truckloads of milk powder and baby food; 897 tons of cooking gas; 66 truckloads of fruits and vegetables; 51 truckloads of wheat; 27 truckloads of meat, chicken and fish products; 40 truckloads of dairy products; 117 truckloads of animal feed; 36 truckloads of hygiene products; 38 trucks of clothing; 22 trucks of sugar and 4 trucks of medicine and medical equipment.

“In addition to that, 781 medical patients and accompanying individuals from the Gaza Strip crossed into Israel to receive treatment in various hospitals and 191 staff members of international organizations crossed into the Gaza Strip, and 202 crossed back from Gaza.”

These facts do not matter one iota to the miscreants involved in the flotilla to Gaza nor to the leftist media covering up the truth. Like every other leftist and islamic cause, the fakestinan cause is based on total lies. Like the environmental movement, social justice etc. are merely movements for the purpose of furthering marxism, the fakestinian cause is to further the islamic-leftist alliance to destroy Israel. Hence this latest extravaganza to gain worldwide media attention with the express purpose of fooling the gullible masses into believing the fakestinians are suffering at the hands of the Israelis even as Israel allows tons of supplies into Gaza.

Monday, May 24, 2010

MA Governor Caters to muslim Demands

The governor of Massachusetts is giving in to muslim demands. This disgusts me. How long before sharia is instituted in MA? This has to be resisted by Americans. No politicians can be trusted, most are traitors who will sell this country out in order to get the muslim vote. This is what is happening in Europe and has led to Europe coming nearer to a complete islamic takeover.

Mass. is the birthplace of the American revolution. Are we going to allow it to become a sharia state? Americans, get a backbone and stop allowing fear of being called names like "racist" or "islamophobic" to paralyze us from being able to fight to preserve this nation as we know it. We must do everything in our power to preserve our constitution, our Judeo-Christian values, our culture and way of life. Islam is incompatible with any of those. And if anyone doubts that, they ought to ask themselves why are there no free muslim nations.

Deval Patrick vows support for Muslims
By Marie Szaniszlo

Sunday, May 23, 2010 – In his largest meeting with Boston-area Muslims, Gov. Deval Patrick agreed yesterday to take aim at ensuring their rights and addressing racial profiling.

The session came little more than a week after two Bay State Muslims were arrested in a raid following an attempted car bombing in Times Square in New York.

More than 1,100 Muslims attended the forum at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and Mosque in Roxbury, where Patrick was given one minute to answer “yes” or “no” to seven questions, including whether he would:
Have law enforcement agency heads and others meet with Muslims to discuss the need for cultural awareness training.Beginning his comments in Arabic by saying, “Hello, how are you. I speak Arabic a little,” the governor said the forum was not his first exposure to Islam, noting that he’d lived in Sudan and Nigeria.

Designate a liaison to the Muslim community.

Urge the public and private sectors to accommodate Muslims’ religious obligation to attend Friday afternoon prayers.

The governor answered yes to every question. Patrick said he had already named a liaison. When it came to prayer times, Patrick said he wants to promote overall religious tolerance.

When it comes to islam, "Religious tolerance" is code for instituting sharia.

Beginning his comments in Arabic by saying, “Hello, how are you. I speak Arabic a little,” the governor said the forum was not his first exposure to Islam, noting that he’d lived in Sudan and Nigeria.

“Yours is a peaceful faith, and I know that.

On what does he base this on? The 15,000 islamic terrorist attacks globally since 9/11? Or perhaps the fact that the non-muslim populations of every islamic country have dwindled down to almost nothing. I doubt the Coptic Christians of Egypt, the Christians of Nigeria, the Christians and Animists of Sudan, the handful of Christians, sikhs and Hindus left in Pakistan, Buddhists in Thailand, Catholics in the Philippines etc. would agree that islam is peaceful. Virtually everywhere islam exists it is in conflict with non-muslims.

I know you are worried that others know that,” he said. The head of one Muslim group said he was interviewed three times in recent years by FBI agents “fishing for something.” A mother told of walking with her baby in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and feeling terrified when a cab driver pulled up to them and said, “We should kill you all.”

How about the terror that Jews walking the streets of Europe feel when actually being attacked by muslims for simply being Jewish. I'm so sick of muslims playing the victim card all the while muslims are victimizing others.

“We are here for power and for recognition,” said Bilal Kaleem, president of the Muslim American Society of Boston. “We’re against extremism and terror.”

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #268 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

Obama is Emasculating America

This administration is a catastrophe for America, Israel and the entire free world. Obama has opted to have America retreat from world leadership and the defender of the free world. And without American hegemony, the vacuum is being filled by the world's tyrants and terrorists.

With Obama's military being emasculated and his hand-picked pacifist advisors singing on cue, Israel better take lead against evil
By Caroline B. Glick

On Thursday the South Korean government did something important. It told the truth about North Korean aggression. On March 26, a North Korean submarine attacked a South Korean naval corvette with a torpedo. Forty-six South Korean sailors were killed in the unprovoked attack. And on May 20, the South Koreans ended all ambiguity about the nature of the attack and placed the blame where it belongs.
In its write-up of South Korea's statement, The Los Angeles Times assessed that South Korea's acknowledgment of North Korea's murderous aggression will return the region to the days of the Cold War. The paper quoted Prof. Kim Keun-sik from Kyungnam University outside Seoul claiming that in the period to come, North Korea and China will face off against South Korea and the US.
Sadly for South Korea, while China can be depended upon to block the passage of effective sanctions against North Korea in the UN Security Council and to take any other necessary action to protect the North Korean regime, South Korea cannot expect the US to take action to rein in North Korean aggression. For while the South Korean government acknowledged reality on Thursday morning, the US under President Barack Obama remains in reality denial mode.
It is true that on Thursday Obama released a statement saying that the "act of aggression is one more instance of North Korea's unacceptable behavior and defiance of international law." And it is true that the international media is pointing to the White House announcement as an indication that the US will stand with South Korea.
But the Obama administration's relations with China on the one hand, and its emasculation of the US Navy on the other demonstrate that the US will not defend South Korea against North Korean aggression. The administration's actions in the days leading up to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announcement make this clear.
Lee reportedly told Obama on Tuesday that his government's investigation of the attack proved beyond a shred of doubt that North Korea had attacked the ship. Wednesday the State Department announced that next week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be making a weeklong visit to Asia.
Clinton's trip includes one day in Japan, one day in South Korea and five days in China. Clinton's trip to China will center on advancing the US's aim of ensuring that China continues to finance the US's national debt. Given the US's priorities, it is impossible to imagine the White House taking any forthright action against Pyongyang.
In a related matter, the Obama administration spent the better part of the week congratulating itself for convincing China and Russia to back another sanctions resolution against North Korea's ally Iran. In what the administration is presenting as a great diplomatic victory, Beijing and Moscow agreed to back a sanctions resolution against Iran in the UN Security Council for its refusal to end its illicit uranium enrichment.
Continue reading

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Brennan Loves the City of 'al-quds'

In a disgusting display of pandering to muslims, John Brennan refers to Jerusalem as al-quds. I was being far too generous yesterday when I described Brennan as stupid and gullible. He is mendacious. To be a foreign policy advisor in the hussein obama administration requires one to be pro-muslim and anti-Israel. It's a deliberate slap in the face to the Jewish people to call Jerusalem al-quds. It also signals this administration's shifting of American Middle East policy towards a Europeanized outlook which favors the arab-muslims and is hostile to Israel.

He also praises saudi arabia, among the most repressive nations in the world where every other religion but islam is outlawed and non-muslims cannot even enter mecca.

For the foreign policy establishment, the highest priority is not to be seen as islamophobic even at the expense of the truth, national security and the preservation of our country's freedom and way of life. People like Brennan have no business serving in any capacity in the realm of foreign policy or national security.

“I did spend time with classmates at the American University in Cairo in the 1970’s. And, time spent with classmates from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine from around the world who taught me that whatever our differences in nationality, or race, or religion, or language, there are certain aspirations that we all share. To get an education. To provide for our family. To practice our faith freely (huh?). To live in peace and security. And in a 25 year career in government, I was privileged to serve in positions across the Middle East… In Saudi Arabia, I saw how our Saudi partners fulfilled their duty as custodians of the two holy mosques at Mecca and Medina. I marveled at the majesty of the Hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims by making that pilgrimage. And, in all my travels the city I have come to love most is al-Quds, Jerusalem where three great faiths come together.”

Someone needs to explain to Brennan that the only reason that all three faiths can exist freely is because Jerusalem is under full Israeli control. If people like Brennan have their way and eastern Jerusalem comes under muslim sovereignty, Judaism and Christianity will cease to exist there.

FOX and Apple

Apple has ditched advertising on FOX news network. I'm beyond disgusted and will not buy any Apple products again. What kind of a fascist country is this becoming that we cannot criticize the president without repercussions (that is if he is a radical leftist)? Exactly what is FOX doing that is so objectionable other than to provide critical analysis of the obama administration? Or in giving a platform for the idea that we have the right to protect our borders. The left wants to silence the ONE mainstream news channel that dares to feature any opposition to the obama regime. Well, it's Apple's loss since they won't reach the viewers of the highest rated cable news channel by far. Let them advertise on CNN and MSNBC where they will reach a tiny and dwindling audience.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Brennan Aims to Promote the "Moderate" hezbollah Terrorists

This administration continues to be willfully blind about islam to the detriment of both America and Israel. This fool of an advisor John Brennan has a hair brained scheme to boost what he believes are "moderate" elements within the hezbollah terrorist group. It's staggering and frightening when you consider the stupidity and gullibility of people who are empowered to safeguard America.

U.S. adviser: Washington hopes to promote Hezbollah 'moderates'

Hezbollah not 'purely a terrorist organization', assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism says.

United States President Barack Obama's administration is looking for ways to build up "moderate elements" within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday. John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, met with Lebanese leaders during a recent visit. Young Hezbollah supporters holding mock ups of Katyusha rockets in front of a portrait of group leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.

"Hezbollah is a very interesting organization," Brennan told a Washington conference, citing its evolution from "purely a terrorist organization" to a militia to an organization that now has members within the parliament and the cabinet. "There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they're doing. And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements," Brennan said. He did not spell out how Washington hoped to promote "moderate elements" given that the organization is branded a "foreign terrorist organization" by the United States. "We don't deal with them," he acknowledged. Last month, the United States and Israel accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with increasingly powerful missiles and weapons technology. Brennan said he raised those concerns during his recent visit to the region.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Egypt's Christians Under Siege

Perhaps Alan Colmes could explain to us that those who are going on violent rampages against Coptic Christians in Egypt aren't really muslims.

I’ll be awaiting the academics, artists and entertainers calling for boycotts of Egypt because of the human rights atrocities against Coptics. I’ll also be waiting for a UN resolution condemning Egypt as well as European heads of state and the Obama administration admonishing Mubarak. Instead the Coptic Christians of Egypt suffer in silence from an indifferent world.

To those clueless liberals in the west who celebrate the building of mosques and celebrate the multiculturalism and “diversity” muslim immigrants bring while condemning the rest of us as “racist” for warning of the dangers, this article is an example of what may be in store for our future. Once muslims take over any place, it means the eventual extermination of any other religion and culture. But liberals would rather us be destroyed than be “racists”.

Egypt's Persecuted Christians
Violence against Copts is on the rise and all but ignored by the state.


A few weeks ago in the coastal city of Marsa Matrouh, an enraged mob of some 3,000 angry Muslims gathered after Friday prayers. After the mosque's imam exhorted them to cleanse the city of its infidel Christians, called Copts, they went on a rampage.

The toll was heavy: 18 homes, 23 shops and 16 cars were completely destroyed, while 400 Copts barricaded themselves in their church for 10 hours until the frenzy died out.

This was only the latest of more than a dozen such attacks during the past year, including in the village of Kafr El-Barbary on June 26, the town of Farshout on Nov. 21, and the village of Shousha on Nov. 23. Then came Naga Hamadi, where passengers in a drive-by car fired at random into Christians leaving a Coptic Christmas service on Jan. 6. The massacre killed seven and left 26 seriously wounded.

Although the Copts have long been the target of sporadic attacks, the violence of the last few years is more like a purge, as waves of mob assaults have forced hundreds, sometimes thousands of Christian citizens to flee their homes. In each incident the police, despite frantic appeals, invariably arrive after the violence is over. Later the injured are coerced by the special security police forces into accepting "reconciliation" with their attackers, in order to avoid the prosecution of the guilty. No Muslim to date has been convicted for any of these crimes.

The state's lack of regard for the Copts has encouraged anti-Christian feelings among many Muslims in all walks of life. Even Al-Azhar, the world's preeminent Sunni Islamic institution, has contributed its share to this widespread hostility by publishing a pamphlet declaring the Bible a corrupted document and Christianity a pagan religion.

Al-Azhar's textbook for its high-school students, called "Al Iqna'," states that killing a Muslim is punishable by death, but if a Muslim kills a non-Muslim he is not subject to capital punishment since the superior cannot be punished for killing the inferior (p. 146). It also states that the blood money (compensation for manslaughter) rates for a woman is half that for a man, but for a Christian or Jew it is one third that of a Muslim (p. 187); and that there can be no stewardship (such as a superior in work) of a non-Muslim over a Muslim (p. 205).

Thus the hundreds of thousands of Azhar schools, which are monitored by the state, indoctrinate and then discharge annually into Egyptian society hundreds of thousands of young Muslims with an ideology of intolerance, contempt and hatred toward Copts (and even more intensely toward Jews).

Egypt's Christian Copts, about 12% of the population, have long been subject to customary and official discrimination. No church, for example, can be built or even repaired without a presidential decree. Copts are excluded from the intelligence and security services because they are deemed a security risk. This discrimination springs from a belief deeply grounded in the social psyche of the ruling elite and large sectors of the Muslim community that it is unreasonable in an Islamic society to expect strict equality between Muslims and the infidels.

In effect, the Copts today are treated as dhimmis—the age-old inferior status of Christian and Jewish minorities in Muslim lands. Dhimmi status is no longer legalized but continues to operate as a traditional social norm. Thus, for example, an individual offense by a dhimmi against a Muslim warrants retribution for the entire dhimmi community.

Despite the long-standing suffering of the Copts, the Egyptian government cynically insists that there is no sectarian problem and brands as traitors those who draw international attention to the Copts' plight. So far the United States and the rest of the Western democracies, despite repeated Coptic appeals, have done little besides calling upon the Egyptian regime to foster greater tolerance.

But the dhimmi status of the Copts will not be changed by sweet persuasion. It will only change by persistent domestic struggle supported by vigorous international pressure. The Copts do not demand the tolerance of Muslims but equal rights with them.

Mr. Zaki is a former managing director of the Ibn Khaldun Center, a nonprofit organization that supports democracy and civil rights in Egypt and the Middle East.

Alan Colmes:"There is no Radical islam"

Who would have imagined that western liberals understand islam more than millions upon millions of genuine and devout muslims who’ve spent their lives studying the koran. Alan Colmes insists there is no such thing as radical islam and that the acts of terrorism perpetrated by these jihadis doesn't represent islam. Actually he is correct in stating that there is no radical islam, but not in the way he thinks. There is no radical islam because acts of terrorism merely represent authentic islam. What could be a more authentic example of islam then the koran and hadiths, and the koran and hadiths sanction violent acts of jihad.

Mosab Yousef, who authored "Son of hamas", advocates banning the koran because it incites hatred and violence. If a former muslim and hamas member, having been steeped in the teachings of islam is telling us islam is really that horrible, perhaps we ought to listen.

But no matter how often muslims prove to us in words and deeds that theirs is not a religion of peace, liberals refuse to accept it.

Another Celebrity Israel-Hater

The clueless elvis costello has decided to cancel scheduled concerts in Israel. Here's the statement he made on his website:

“One lives in hope that music is more than mere noise, filling up idle time, whether intending to elate or lament,” Costello wrote in a message posted on his Web site, in which he discussed his decision to cancel his June 30 and June 31 Tel Aviv concerts.
“Then there are occasions when merely having your name added to a concert schedule may be interpreted as a political act that resonates more than anything that might be sung and it may be assumed that one has no mind for the suffering of the innocent.”

How about the suffering of innocent Israelis at the hands of islamic terrorists?

Costello said he believed that some in his audience would “question the policies of their government on settlement and deplore conditions that visit intimidation, humiliation or much worse on Palestinian civilians in the name of national security.”

There's that loaded term "settlement" again. Why do self-proclaimed human rights activists promote a "no-Jews" allowed policy to be put in place in Israel?

Has costello ever visited and actually seen what conditions the "palestinians" live under? They actually live quite well. But whatever intimidation or humiliation that is perpetrated upon the "palestinians" is by their own terrorist rulers. He then blithely dismisses Israeli security concerns by saying "in the name of national security" as though no such danger really exists despite years of rocket attacks, suicide bombings and other acts of attempted terrorism. This guy is just repeating politically correct leftist talking points without any real understanding of the situation at all.

He also acknowledged the Palestinians’ “many despicable acts of violence perpetrated in the name of liberation.

No, these despicable acts of violence are done in the name of islam with the goal being an end to Jewish existence in Israel because a Jewish state and Jewish self-determination is an affront to islam. Costello reveals he is completely ignorant of what this conflict is about. At this point in his career, Elvis Costello ought to be glad he gets asked to perform anywhere.

“It has been necessary to dial out the falsehoods of propaganda, the double game and hysterical language of politics, the vanity and self-righteousness of public communiqu├ęs from cranks in order to eventually sift through my own conflicted thoughts,” Costello wrote, concluding that “Sometimes a silence in music is better than adding to the static.”

Anti-Israel activism is simply the latest trend that the entertainment industry has latched onto such as wearing che guevara t-shirts, never mind that he was a murderer. And anti South African apartheid activism was trendy in the 80's. Yet today none of these people have anything to say about the murders of white farmers in South Africa. These people are sheep, incapable of independent thought or thinking deeply about any issues.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Woody Allen Wants an Obama Dictatorship

The left is no longer hiding its fascist tendencies and desire to burn the constitution. The little perverted nebish Woody Allen would like hussein obama to become America's dictator. That way he can implement socialist policies without the pesky interference of American citizens who have the nerve to believe in liberty and self-determination rather than the government dictating how their lives should be lived.

I'm always confounded by people in the arts and entertainment industry who have been able to unleash their creativity and become wealthy in the process because of the freedom America provides, and yet who seek to dismantle and destroy America as we know it and transform it into Cuba. People in Hollywood are nuts.

Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.

The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.


So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.

In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”

But wait - there's more!

The director said "it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."

Of course, Allen has a famously strange relationship with reality. The director took nude photos of his lover Mia Farrow's teen-age adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and then ended up marrying her after separating from Farrow.

Farrow also said he molested their seven-year-old adopted daugther, Dylan. A judge refused to act on the charges, but called his relationship with Soon-Yi "grossly inappropriate."

Perhaps that judge has an opinion on Allen's "dictator" comments?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hamas Demolishes Homes in Rafah

Hamas beat and forcibly removed residents from their homes in Rafah in the Gaza strip, and then bulldozed the buildings. When will we hear outrage expressed over the violation of "palestinian" human rights from the UN, EU, ISM and the various NGO's and media outlets which condemn Israel for justifiably bulldozing the homes of terrorists, homes which are used for storing weapons? In fact, why didn't members of the ISM stand in the pathway of hamas' bulldozers?

Hamas police wielding clubs beat and pushed residents out of dozens of homes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday before knocking the buildings down with bulldozers, residents said.

Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said the homes were built illegally on government land. Newly homeless residents were furious over Palestinians on bulldozers razing Palestinian homes.

For years, Palestinians have criticized Israel for destroying houses, mostly because they were built without permits issued by the military. Now, Rafah residents complained, their own government, run by the Islamic militant Hamas that seized power in Gaza in July 2007, has done the same.

Comedy Central's Double Standard

The spineless folks at Comedy Central quake in their boots when confronted with muslim threats, causing them to impose immediate censorship of a cartoon of mohammed in a bear suit. However they have no hesitation when it comes to featuring anti-Semitic material. There's a game on the channel's website called "Israel Attack". (Thanks Yamit)

"You Lied to Me, Jew Producer": Comedy Central Shocker

An offensive online game plays on an association of Israel as a child killer.

Recently, the Comedy Central TV network censored an episode of the popular South Park cartoon following threats from Islamic extremists offended at the show's portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad. But while Comedy Central was perceived to have caved in on a matter of free speech, it appears that the network exercises double standards when it comes to producing genuinely offensive material.

Currently appearing on Comedy Central's website is a game called "I.S.R.A.E.L. Attack!". The premise of this game has nothing to do with Israel and, as such, is nothing more than an insidious attempt at association. The game's introduction begins with a character who states:

You lied to me, Jew Producer

referring to a character who has failed to carry out a mission to destroy other child-like cartoon characters. If this piece of anti-Semitism isn't bad enough, a robot - the Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady - is sent to do the job that the Jew Producer failed to achieve.

The character openly calls the robot by its acronym - ISRAEL - and the association created by those behind this game is unmistakable - Israel the child killer.

The game then involves the robot destroying everything and everyone in its path, including children and animals.

A Second mosque at Ground Zero

A second, smaller mosque is to be built near ground zero.

While we constantly walk on eggshells trying not to offend muslims, muslims purposely offend our sensibilities. They have no fear of us westerners, they know we are weak, soft and lack the will to fight to preserve our civilization, culture, values and way of life.

Smaller Mosque Near Ground Zero by Ed Barnes -
As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.

As controversy surrounds the construction of a 13-story mosque just two blocks from Ground Zero, FOX News has learned that an effort to place a second mosque close to the hallowed site in New York City is in its advanced stages.

The Masjid Mosque has raised $8.5 million and is seeking an additional $2.5 million to begin construction. While it apparently has not settled on a final location, it has told donors it plans to build very close to where 3,000 people were killed in the September 11 terror attacks.

In fact, the website appealing for donations boldly states that it plans to “build the 'House of Allah' next to the World Trade Center. Help us raise the flag of 'LA ILLAH ILLA ALLAH' in downtown Manhattan."

One source said he believed the planners are considering a five-story building on 23 Park Place, closer to Ground Zero than the 13-story mosque the Cordoba Initiative is planning to build. But a tax record search shows that 23 Park Place is in private hands and has not changed owners since 2008.

Unlike the massive $100 million Cordoba House mosque, the Masjid Mosque is small – and it is no stranger to the neighborhood. Since 1970 it had been located at 12 Warren Street, about four blocks north of the World Trade Center, in a neat but nondescript industrial space that once housed a printing shop. It lost its lease in 2008 when the building was sold, and it was evicted from its second-floor prayer space on May 25 of that year. Since then it has been operating out a cramped basement space in a nearby building at 20 Warren Street.

On Friday evenings the mosque, which is popular with street vendors and taxi drivers, becomes so crowded that worshipers spill onto nearby sidewalks to pray in what has come to be a community event.

This is just repulsive. These people who approve of this have no idea what they are doing. They have no understanding that we are in a clash of civilizations. They have no understanding of the fact that once muslims takeover any place, there is no going back. The property will never be sold back to infidels. Non-muslims will be forever barred from being allowed there, there will never be freedom of worship for any other religion. Churches and synagogues will never be allowed to be built there. Muslims need not bother waging jihad since we are handing our country over to them. There is no excuse to be so ignorant of islam in this day and age. Every civilization that has ever been taken over by islam, the indigenous culture and religion disappeared forever. There are virtually no non-muslims left in any islamic country. These people celebrating the building of mosques are not giving a second thought to what they are creating.

See also the Sultan Knish's article "The Ground Zero mosque-First You Bomb and Then You Occupy"

Monday, May 17, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #267 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Danillouz.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Truth About Ground Zero mosque Developer

Placing a mosque near ground zero on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, along with using the name Cordoba, a reminder of islam's conquest of Spain, are all done to symbolize islam staking its claim to the territory in which muslims took down the Twin Towers. Americans need to understand that the choosing of the name, place and time for this mosque was done for a malicious purpose. This mosque is not some benign entity but rather symbolizes islamic conquest.

The developer of this project is of course a radical with roots in the muslim brotherhood.

prospective developer of a $100 million, 13-story mosque 600 feet from Ground Zero presents himself as a Muslim moderate (1). Yet Kuwait-born Faisal Abdul Rauf also boasts of his issue from an “Egyptian family steeped in religious scholarship” (2). Indeed, Feisal Rauf’s Muslim Brotherhood provenance, radical by definition, is as authentic as it gets.

Rauf’s father, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Rauf (1917-2004) — an Egyptian contemporary of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna — conveyed to Feisal his family’s long tradition of radicalism, which he acquired at Islam’s closest equivalent to the Vatican, Al-Azhar University. The elder Dr. Rauf studied and taught there before fleeing Egypt in 1948. That year, Feisal Abdul Rauf was born in Kuwait.

Feisal Rauf has planned for some time to further develop his father’s U.S. Islamic expansionism. In 1990, Rauf opened the tiny al-Farah Mosque at 245 West Broadway in lower Manhattan. Area residents did not even notice the mosque until 2006, when the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) refused to license a new bar on the same block and started yanking others’ liquor licenses (3).

It's outrageous that small business owners were put out of business to accommodate islam. These bar owners should never have stood for this.

Rauf attended grammar school and high school in the UK and Malaysia, according to his biography. He probably first lived in America only in 1965, at age 17, when his father moved from Malaysia to New York to plan and head the Islamic Cultural Center (not built until the mid-1980s) (4). Rauf then obtained a BS in physics at Columbia University (5). In 1971, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Rauf’s father headed the Islamic Center on Massachusetts Ave (6). His father, buried in Suitland, MD, at the for-profit Washington National Cemetery, also founded three Malaysian Islamic studies programs, including the International Islamic University of Malaysia (7).

Rauf’s early UK education and familiarization with American popular culture and values made him an acutely adept practitioner of Islamic taqiyya — deceptive speech and action to advance the interests and supremacy of Islam (8). To further that Islamic advancement, Rauf in 1997 established the American Society for Muslim Advancement (ASMA). His Kashmir-born wife Daisy Kahn, an interior designer by profession, has run the organization since 2005 (9).

Rauf then began cultivating new spheres of influence. In about summer 2002, Rauf started lecturing on Islam at the 750-acre southwestern New York campus of Chautauqua Institution, a 136-year-old non-profit where religion director Joan Brown Campbell took Rauf under her wing. Under the rubric of the “Abrahamic” faiths, a convenient cover for Rauf’s Islamic activities, Campbell subsequently named him the prospective head of a Muslim house now planned on campus by another Rauf brainchild — the 501(3)c organization Muslim Friends of Chautauqua. Rauf also befriended Karen Armstrong, the former British nun and devotee of Islam.

In summer 2002, as a “theologian in residence,” Armstrong advocated for the Muslim Brotherhood — as if the father of all Islamic terrorist organizations was a progressive charity:

[The MB] set up a wonderful welfare program before it was suppressed. … Factories where Muslims could work, had time for prayers, had vacation time, insurance, [learned] labor laws, [provided] clinics, they taught people how to treat sewage, drainage, and it was always the religions response to try to help modernity to give to the ordinary people the benefits of modernity in an Islamic setting that made sense to them and made things more balanced (10).

In 2003, Rauf befriended leaders of Denver’s Aspen Institute, including former executive director and four-term Aspen mayor John S. Bennet. In 2004, under ASMA auspices, Rauf organized a meeting of 125 young Muslims and formed Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow. With Bennet’s help, he co-founded the Cordoba Initiative in Aspen, purportedly to “improve” Muslim-West relations (11). Rauf gets funding from a variety of other liberal organizations, including, for example, Gloria Steinem’s Ms. Foundation.

Self-proclaimed “feminists” funding a representative of a brutally misogyistic “religion” which sanctions “honor” murders, female genital mutilation, the death penalty for adultery, forcing women to completely cover their bodies, heads and in many instances their faces as well. And stonings and floggins of women who defy these sharia rules. Good going Gloria Steinem. And they fund this while at the same time whining about how America is a patriarchal society and that our Judeo-Christian values are far too oppressive to women. You can’t make this stuff up.

And while on the one hand rauf falsely claims that islam does not counsel terrorism, murder and mayhem, on the other hand he justifies islamic terrorism against the west.

However, Rauf directly contradicted his conciliatory behavior with a firebrand interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. Terrorism, he stated, will end only when the West acknowledges the harm it has done to Muslims:

ASMA also received $481,942 from Holland’s Millennial Development Goals Fund (MDG3), $144,752 from New York’s Carnegie Corporation, $53,664 from the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), plus donations from the Rockefeller Brothers and Hunt Alternatives funds, among others (18). The Ground Zero mosque plan is more than a little reminiscent of a program initiated by Rauf’s late father in 1965. That year, Muhammad R. Abdul Rauf moved to New York to plan and head a huge Islamic Cultural Center that took decades to realize (19). He bought prime Manhattan real estate at 96th St. and 3rd Ave — roughly two thirds of a city block — apparently with $1.3 million in funding from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. The late Rauf long retained some of that land in a personal trust (19). But when construction started on the $17 million mosque in 1984, it had received funding from 46 Islamic nations. By 2010, the enormous Islamic complex had added another two buildings. Since 1984, its founders-envisioned apartment unit has been restricted to Muslims alone (20).

If any other group did this, they would be charged with violating civil rights laws. Read the entire article

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Left's Moral Blindness

Here is Robert Parry astoundingly making the insane argument that it's hypocritical for the U.S. to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons as long as Israel has them.

Robert parry epitomizes the moral blindness and depravity of the left. What is in the mindset of someone who fails to distinguish between a free responsible nation like Israel having nuclear weapons for self-defense, and nuclear weapons in the hands of a genocidal regime vowing to wipe out Israel?

Israel is not a rogue state. It's part of the free world, a responsible democracy who's nuclear weapons endanger no other nation. It's neighbors, despite their public rhetoric know this to be the case, which is why throughout all of the decades that Israel has had its nuclear arsenal, they never felt compelled to develop nuclear weapons capability in response. It has only been since the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons that Arab states now are threatening nuclear programs of their own.

The United States finds itself in the curious position of going to the mat on behalf of Israel’s top security concern – preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb – while Israel and its supporters continue to insist that U.S. officials maintain Israel’s decades-old “ambiguity” about whether or not it possesses a nuclear arsenal of its own.

Eric Holder Tongue Tied

We are completely devoid of leadership at a time when strong leaders with moral clarity are required. We have people in power who refuse to even use terms like "radical islam", "islamic terrorism" or "jihad", let alone admit that islam is waging war against us and that we are involved in a clash of civilizations. Here is Attorney General Eric Holder being questioned by a Congressman and he's unable to bring himself to say the words "radical islam". Saving American lives has become secondary to making sure we avoid offending muslims. This is irrational in the extreme.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Obama Throwing Another Ally Under the Bus

Another democracy besides Israel that hussein obama intends to screw over in favor of its muslim enemy is India. Obama continues to express his contempt for freedom and democracy and for any non-muslim nation that is in a struggle against islamic jihadis.

Obama is screwing both Israel and India

How Bam’s losing India

Arthur Herman’s most recent book is “Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rival that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age.”

Some people weren’t at all surprised to see a Pakistani- American trained in Pakistan terrorist camps trying to blow up Times Square. These are the families of the 173 killed in the Mumbai bombing two years ago — and those of a Pakistan-linked bombing in Puna that killed 17 in February.

What New Yorkers were spared, Indians have been suffering for years. Indeed, authorities in New Delhi are still waiting to question another Pakistani-American, David Coleman Headley, a plotter of the Mumbai bombing who’s being held in Chicago — although the Obama administration has been slow to act on their request.

In fact, Obama’s feckless approach to cooperation in the War on Terror has been steadily driving a wedge between the United States and the world’s other big democracy. The partnership with India that George W. Bush carefully built is in shambles — jeopardizing our future in Asia.

One wedge issue is Obama’s deceptively cozy relationship with Pakistan. What the Pentagon and the media trumpet as Pakistan’s new “cooperation” in fighting the Taliban, Indian experts see as simply one jihadist wing of Pakistan’s secret service (the ISI) surreptitiously taking out the others, with our Predator drones doing the shooting.

New Delhi fears Obama is being duped into preparing the way for Pakistan’s domination of neighboring Afghanistan once the US withdraws — and effectively facilitating more terror bombings like Mumbai or those in Afghanistan that have killed more than 100 Indians working there, not to mention more Times Square attempts in this country.

A second red flag has been Obama’s obsessive drive to get India to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Indians resent being pressured to sign away what they see as their most important strategic deterrent for dealing with their old rival, Pakistan, which has its own nukes — even as Obama can’t find a way to halt a nuclear-armed Iran, the biggest rogue nation of all.

Obama Will Have the U.S. Join the Alliance of Civilizations

Can anyone still deny that Barack Hussein Obama is at least a cultural muslim? His whole foreign policy consists of undermining free, democratic nations and strengthening the islamic world and other evil influences. The latest abomination is obama's move to join the anti-Israel and anti-American Alliance of Civilizations. This is another phony organization formed under the guise of cross-cultural understanding but is really another outlet for advancing islamic supremacy. There is never to be understanding or respect on the part of the muslim world towards non-muslims.

US to join group previously shunned for anti-Israel stances By ASSOCIATED PRESS
13/05/2010 04:10

The Obama administration is preparing to join an international advisory group that the United States generally has shunned due to fears it would adopt anti-Israeli and anti-Western positions, US officials said Wednesday.

The officials told The Associated Press the administration plans to announce as early as this week that it will begin a formal relationship with the Alliance of Civilizations. The 5-year-old, UN-backed organization aims to ease strains between societies and cultures, particularly the West and Islam.

The Bush administration boycotted the group when it was founded in 2005 over because it feared the group would become a forum for bashing Israel and the United States. Those concerns were magnified a year later when the alliance released a report that officials in Washington said unfairly blamed Israel and the United States for many of the world's problems.

The decision to join grows out of Obama's desire to broaden US participation in international groups and improve its standing among Muslims. The officials said they had consulted closely with Israel on the decision to join the alliance. Israel has no plans to join, diplomats said.