Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glenn Beck Rally

The truth about the Glenn Beck rally is in stark contrast to the msm portrayal of it is as consisting of angry white racists. Among the participants was the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball player Albert Pujols. The putrid loudmouth chris matthews labeled the crowd at the Glenn Beck rally in DC as “little right wing boys and little right wing girls singing the praises of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin”. A CBS reporter approached an African American woman at the rally and said “there aren’t many minorities here, are there”. Those are just a couple of examples of how the leftist media is going out of its way to attempt to falsely portray the wonderful and uplifting Glenn Beck event as something ugly, divisive and racist. Yet it is the left which is truly ugly, divisive and racist.

Obama Further Cedes American Sovereignty to the UN

How perverse is it that the president of the United States, the freest, most open and tolerant nation in the world, is placing Arizona before the UN Human Rights Council, to be judged by some of the world’s most vile human rights abusers, terrorist states and dictatorships which control it. This borders on treason. Did you ever think that we would have a president who deliberately acts to surrender America’s sovereignty to our sworn enemies? Can there still be any doubt that Barack Hussein Obama hates America?

Obama Hauls Arizona Before the UN Human Rights Council

Ben Johnson, Floyd Reports

Apparently Barack Obama is not content to make a federal case out of his immigration feud with Arizona; he just made it an international one.

The president’s first-ever report on U.S. human rights to the UN Human Rights Council contains a rich vein of offensive material. So far, one aspect has not been reported: our petty president used the situation to bash Arizona’s immigration law — and possibly transfer jurisdiction over the law from Arizona to the UN. Throughout the report, which sounds like an Obama campaign speech, the president discusses “the original flaw” of the U.S. Constitution, America’s tolerance for slavery, and his version of our long and despicable history of discriminating against and oppressing minorities, women, homosexuals, and the handicapped. After each complaint, he addresses how he is delivering us from ourselves, patting himself on the back for such initiatives as ending “torture,” promoting Affirmative Action, and passing health care legislation.

In his section on “Values and Immigration,” he praised the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to provide better medical care for detainees and increase “Alternatives To Detention” (e.g., letting them go). Then he turned to the one state that has had the temerity to stand in his way of fundamentally transforming the American electorate:

A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined.

On Obama’s command, Attorney General Eric Holder has sued the State of Arizona for passing a law that he criticized without reading, and which merely upholds federal law. (He gave sanctuary cities a pass.) He now threatens an additional lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for “racial profiling” when arresting illegal immigrants near the Mexican border.

Obama’s turns his skirmish with Jan Brewer from a states rights dispute into an international human rights cause. It also places Arizona’s law in the hands of the United Nations.

The national report is but the first step of the international government’s review process. On November 5, the United States will be examined by a troika of UN bureaucrats from France, Japan, and Cameroon (an oppressive nation which is a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference). This trio will consider three items: Obama’s self-flagellating report, reports written about America by UN tribunals or international governing bodies, and testimony from NGOs with a pronounced anti-American bias. It will also consider “voluntary pledges and commitments made by the State,” such as suspending an Arizona state law.

Then the French, Japanese, and Cameroon diplomats will draw up a plan of action for the United States to implement.

Nations are re-examined every four years. The Human Rights Council looks for voluntary compliance. However, its website asserts, “The Human Rights Council will decide on the measures it would need to take in case of persistent non-cooperation by a State with the” World Body.

When the Left cannot win at the ballot box (virtually every time), it overrules the people in the courts. Now that Obama is not sure he can prevail in the courts, he has overruled the American people by hauling Arizona and the two-thirds of Americans who support its law before the United Nations.

Monday, August 30, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #282 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Izgad.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

USS Cole Bomber Won’t Be Prosecuted

The Hussein Obama administration outrages just keep piling up. Every move he makes is to appease muslims at the expense of America. And we can’t risk offending the muslim world by prosecuting muslims who have murdered Americans.

Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

By Peter Finn
Washington Post Staff Writer

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.

The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.

In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that “no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future.”

The statement, tucked into a motion to dismiss a petition by Nashiri’s attorneys, suggests that the prospect of further military trials for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has all but ground to a halt, much as the administration’s plan to try the accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in federal court has stalled.

Only two cases are moving forward at Guantanamo Bay, and both were sworn and referred for trial by the time Obama took office. In January 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates directed the Convening Authority for Military Commissions to stop referring cases for trial, an order that 20 months later has not been rescinded.

Military officials said a team of prosecutors in the Nashiri case has been ready go to trial for some time. And several months ago, military officials seemed confident that Nashiri would be arraigned this summer.

“It’s politics at this point,” said one military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss policy. He said he thinks the administration does not want to proceed against a high-value detainee without some prospect of civilian trials for other major figures at Guantanamo Bay.

A White House official disputed that.

“We are confident that the reformed military commissions are a lawful, fair and effective prosecutorial forum and that the Department of Defense will handle the referrals in an appropriate manner consistent with the interests of justice,” said the official, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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Inverting Victims and Aggressors

The left has blood on its hands for being an accessory to all the murders being committed in the name of islam. Through their covering for the jihadis and aiding in the promotion of sharia, I hereby declare the left guilty for being accessories to the slaughter of non-muslims and the "honor" murders of women around the world.

Islamist Aggressors Are Really the Victims
2010 August 23

by Phyllis Chesler, Pajamas Media



Demonstrators shaming and slandering those who oppose the Ground Zero mosque

Things are getting ugly and more surreal far more swiftly than anyone thought possible.

Just today, roving male vigilante squads are menacing women in Chechnya for not wearing headscarves during Ramadan; they are attacking women verbally, punching them, spraying them with paintballs, and taunting them with automatic rifles.

So much for those who insist that wearing a headscarf or a face veil are free “choices” and have no consequences for those who do not exercise the same “choice.”

Is this the same Russian province that was once ruled by Catherine the Great, the woman who sought to emulate French and European Enlightenment values? Is this even the same bloody Russia that once sought to elevate women, however drearily, into the Soviet Party, the Russia in which women became tractor drivers, factory forewomen, doctors, lawyers, high-level apparachniks, engineers, magnificent ballet stars and athletes?

I think not.

The only way to keep nationalist primitivism down is to oppose it with an even more chilling centralized force—at least, that’s what Stalin thought. The cost was far too great in human lives and suffering. Yet, here is what’s waiting under the rock, at the other side of history.

This problem is not confined to regions which border Afghanistan, Iran, and India.

Childhood for Muslims is being rapidly “Talibanized,” not in Afghanistan but in London where veteran British Muslim journalist, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, describes children who are now being beaten by British parents for engaging in any activity that their imam has described as “anti-Islamic.” This includes singing, listening to music, dancing, drawing, acting—as well as befriending infidel schoolmates.

In honor of the foremen who led the restoration work on a church in Lyon, France (or who wished to honor his religion), a gargoyle now bears the sign: “Allahu Akbar,” (Allah is Greatest), in French and Arabic. The Church prelates do not see this as a provocation or an insult and are not protesting.

Wonder how something like that would go over in Mecca? Let’s say, if we carved a sign above the Ka’aba which read: “The Jewish God is Great” or “The Christian God is Great”?
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Coexistence in Judea and Samaria

There is no reason Israel should surrender Judea and Samaria and ethnically cleanse Jewish communities. If the western peace processors, outside anti-Israel leftist agitators, boycotters and jihad supporters weren't stirring the pot, perhaps things might just work itself out. There are Arabs who have no problem with the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria and work for Jewish owned businesses.

Ynet News:
Peace with a paycheck


Palestinians and settlers work side by side in dozens of stores, factories, wineries, and restaurants in West Bank. Tension exists, but hatred and anger left at home. Islands of co-existence located in sea of mistrust

Akiva Novick

Talks of boycotts alongside reports of violent "price tag" retribution policies. In pictures, one can see the hostility, the rage, in people's eyes. The words we hear coming from the mouths of politicians and leaders on both sides are indicative of a bitter conflict, the kind only God knows when and how it can be solved. However, in reality, it turns out that even in the land of moratoriums and boycotts, a quiet, authentic co-existence exists below the surface.

One hundred and thirty-four employees arrive at the Rami Levy supermarket in Shaar Binyamin every morning from around the area. Some of them come by bus from the towns of Beit-El, Kochav Yaakov, and Adam, while others, 60 in number, arrive in orange taxis from the villages of Hizma and Anata or by foot from the nearby Jab'a.

"We're kind of a family," said the store manager, Uzi Sharon. "There are no classes here. During the work, we forget what each person's extraction is. It really isn't important."


In one of the departments, Halef from Jab'a and Avi from Adam sit next to each other. Every interaction between the two of them is accompanied by a friendly hug. "He's like my big brother," said Halef, the department manager. "After all, we live just hundreds of meters from one another."

"He's my best friend here," said Avi. "If we had the option, we would spend every Saturday together with the families."

Ever since the supermarket branch was opened five years ago, Palestinians and settlers work there in a near idyllic state. Their friendships continue even after work hours, though it is usually the Palestinians that visit their Jewish friends and not the other way around.
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Rauf Supports Iranian Mullah Regime

Rauf has maliciously and falsely accused America of having more muslim blood on its hands then do muslims of innocent non-muslims. Rauf is not a bit disturbed over infidels who have been slaughtered by muslims, nor does he speak out regarding muslim on muslim violence such as muslim women who have been “honor” murdered, stoned to death, genitally mutilated etc. Nor is he the least bit disturbed by the children used as suicide bombers and indoctrinated into believing that becoming a shahid is the highest honor they can achieve. What kind of a depraved culture teaches their children to aspire to blow themselves up? But this child abuse from islam is of no concern to rauf. Nor is the fact that the Iranian islamic regime used young children to clear minefields during the Iran-Iraq war, telling them they were going to paradise. No, in fact rauf has defended that hideous regime. Not only have muslims killed far more non-muslims then America has been responsible for muslim deaths, but muslims have also slaughtered other muslims to a far greater rate than America and the west has, which at any have not been purposeful.

Even as rauf has been exposed as an extremist who supports sharia law and believes America asked for 9/11 and the fact that he and his gang will receive funding from Iran, none of this has fazed the liberals who continue to defend the proposed ground zero islamic supremacist mosque. What this means of course is that most of those supporting it hate America and believe as rauf does, that we got what we deserved. If all this isn’t enough of an outrage, the ground zero mosque may get public financing.

Ground Zero imam hails Iran’s Islamic revolution

Urges Obama to back ‘most extreme and repressive version of Muslim theocracy’


By Aaron Klein, WorldNetDaily

JERUSALEM – The controversial imam behind a plan to build a Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero recommended that President Obama support the Islamic revolution in Iran.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf also argued against the U.S. aiding the pro-democracy protesters who were being violently suppressed by the Iranian regime.

The information comes after it was reported Rauf’s Cordoba Initiative website scrubbed a photograph of the imam posing with the chief of an Iranian “human rights” council that has been accused of multiple human rights violations as well as imposing Shariah law.

Also, WND reported Cordoba’s website scrubbed a sister project of the organization founded by Rauf, the Shari’ah Index Project. The project’s stated goal was to “define, interpret and implement the concept of the Islamic State in modern times.” The website documented how an Iranian official was among the Shariah project’s founding members.

Just after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was accused of voter fraud in last year’s presidential elections in Iran, Rauf penned a Huffington Post piece in support of the Iranian regime.

Rauf recommended Obama “should say his administration respects many of the guiding principles of the 1979 revolution – to establish a government that expresses the will of the people; a just government, based on the idea of Vilayet-i-faqih, that establishes the rule of law.”
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Rauf Tied to Founder of 9/11 Mosque

I’m sick of conservatives conceding that those behind the ground zero islamic supremacist mosque have the RIGHT to build it and then proceed to plead with them to be sensitive by not building it. This is a weak and pathetic approach. First of all it is a wasted effort because these stealth jihadis have no sensitivity toward the feelings of infidels and will not be persuaded. Secondly, if they are tied to terror groups or regimes then they DO NOT have the legal right to build it and indeed they ARE tied to terrorists. So therefore the ground zero mosque can and should be legally stopped. And this is the aggressive approach opponents must take. Americans need to understand that mosques are not benign houses of worship as in other religions, but places where incitement to hatred and violence and recruitement of jihadis takes place.

Ground Zero mosque modeled after notorious 9/11 mosque?Founder of hijackers’ D.C. worship center partners with N.Y. imam pushing shariah


WorldNetDaily

The New York imam behind the Ground Zero mosque has struck a partnership with the founder of the so-called 9/11 mosque in the Washington suburbs that gave aid and comfort to some of the 9/11 hijackers, WND has learned.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf counts the lead trustee of the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center among partners in his Cordoba Initiative, which features a 13-story mosque and a “cultural center” for his project to bring shariah, or Islamic law, to America.

Families of 9/11 victims oppose construction of the proposed site so close to Ground Zero.

Jamal Barzinji, one of the founders of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, also founded Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church, Va., which is run by the pro-jihad Brotherhood. The mosque has been tied to numerous terrorism plots, including the 9/11 attacks.

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In December 2008, the Brotherhood’s U.S. think tank — the International Institute of Islamic Thought, or IIIT – hosted Rauf. During their meeting, IIIT’s leadership, including Barzinji, “pledged cooperation and support” for Rauf’s project, according to this screenshot of the description of the event from IIIT’s scrubbed Web archives.

Rauf’s partner Barzinji is a founder and director of IIIT, which is under active federal investigation for funneling funds to Palestinian terrorists. Its Herndon, Va., offices were raided by federal agents after 9/11.

The U.S. government has accused Barzinji of being “closely associated” with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other terrorist organizations. He has not been charged with a crime, however.

Barzinji personally authorized the development of Dar al-Hijrah, according to Fairfax County, Va., property records obtained by investigative journalist Paul Sperry, author of “Infiltration” and “Muslim Mafia.”

Records also show the North American Islamic Trust, a recently named unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terror-financing case in U.S. history, holds the deed to the radical mosque. Barzinji is listed as a NAIT trustee on the document, and his signature appears on the deed.

In November 2008, Barzinji personally chaired a meeting at IIIT’s Herndon headquarters to launch an abridged edition of Rauf’s book, “What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America,” in which he calls for the establishment of a parallel system of justice in America run by Islamic jurists. Barzinji’s brother’s printing company published the digest.
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See also Alyssa Lapin's investigative report on Rauf.

Leftist Stabs Muslim, Conservatives Get Blamed

Why is it that the same media which ignores countless numbers of violent attacks by muslims against infidels around the world, are so focused on an isolated incident of a NYC muslim cab driver who was stabbed by a drunk?

Of course the reason is that the msm wants to tie this incident to the opposition to the ground zero mosque and demonize opponents as instigators of anti-muslim violence. Well it turns out that the perpetrator of the attack is a leftist who volunteers for a non-profit organization which supports the ground zero mosque. The mayor has met with the muslim cab driver. People get stabbed and shot in NYC every day and they don’t get a meeting with the mayor. It’s obvious Bloomberg is exploiting this incident for political advantage, implying the anti-ground zero mosque movement is tied to the attack. Regardless of the fact that it wasn’t some anti-mosque right-winger who perpetrated the attack, nevertheless, the media, the left and the mayor are pushing that angle.

Atlas Shrugs

American Power

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Leftist Hate on Display

A deranged leftist douchebag harasses, screams and curses at an elderly holocaust survivor at the anti-ground zero mosque demonstration Sunday. Anybody who claims to be for freedom should oppose islam, which forbids the practice of any religion but islam, demands the death penalty for apostates, forces women to be shrouded, stones women to death, commits “honor” murders, female genital mutilation, beheadings etc. The list of horrific human rights atrocities in the name of islam is endless and it is global. It’s ironic that dirtbag would accuse this holocaust survivor of doing to the muslims what was done to him, when it is the muslims who are truly the modern day equivalent of the nazis; massacring non-muslims, perpetrating genocide in the Sudan and calling for the genocide of Jews and promoting islamic supremacism, the subjugation of non-muslims and waging jihad in order to bring the entire world under a single islamic caliphate under sharia law.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Is a U.S. Led Strike on Iran Imminent?

Will Obama launch a preemptive strike on Iran in time to salvage the Democrats chances in November? If there is a joint western attack on Iran it will be because the Arab nations demand it be done. Contrary to popular belief, Israel, a tiny nation with no energy resources the west depends upon, has no clout to shape the foreign policy decisions of the west. However the gulf Arab states do have plenty of clout. Nevertheless, all the lunatics, leftists and anti-Semites will say it was pressure from the Israel lobby that brought about the attack. Does anyone in their right mind believe that Britain, France and Germany would participate in a military operation on behalf of Israel? They would however do so at the behest of the Arab oil producing states.

Arab sources: A major military surprise is close. Galant scandal a smokescreen

Unknown – DEBKAfile Special Report, August 20th, 2010

War preparations are reported by debkafile’s military sources in Tehran and Damascus.

In Tehran, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards announced Friday, Aug. 20: “IRGC is in full readiness to encounter firmly with the stupidity of the US and the Zionist regime.”

In Damascus, Syrian prime minister Naji al-Otari gathered his ministers and heads of security and emergency services Thursday and ordered them to place all their services on immediate war readiness.

And sources close to the Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas quoted him as saying that direct talks with Israel were not in the offing because “a big military surprise awaits the Middle East.”

On Thursday, too, Tehran pitched its threat level high by warning that any attack on Iran’s nuclear sites would be met by the IRGC “targeting the interests of the enemies in any part of the world.”

Some Iranian sources have suggested that Israel’s obsessive preoccupation with the Galant scandal (over a forged document designed to influence the choice of the next Israeli chief of staff) is a smokescreen for masking preparations for an imminent attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

In the United States, respected commentators this week talked and wrote openly about a possible war over Iran’s progress toward a nuclear bomb capability.

Former US ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, who has excellent connections in Washington and Jerusalem, wrote: “The United States is more likely than Israel to launch an attack on Iran.”

Lawrence Eagleburger, former US Secretary of State, had this to say about the activation of Iran’s first reactor at Bushehr Saturday, Aug. 21: “The world’s going to war over this. If Iran gets the weapon it’s going to use it.”

He urged an attack on Iran before it obtained a bomb.

Some other US experts suggest the world powers would wait longer than 11 months before weighing an attack, whereas informed American sources are talking for the first time in 14 months about a possible US-led multilateral Western attack on Iran which, according to debkafile’s military sources, would be in conjunction with Germany, Britain and France.

In the first week of June, 2009, those sources note, US, UK and French forces carried out a joint exercise at the French Canjuers training facility near Toulon, simulating a marine attack with close air support on Iranian ground targets.

British planes took off for the exercise from airbases in the UK, while US warplanes flew in from the USS Harry S. Truman and French jets from their carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. It was their first display of strength, in which the German frigate FGS Hessen also took part, for a combined air-sea-ground war offensive.

The Truman and the Hessen are currently stationed in the Gulf of Oman opposite the strategic Straits of Hormuz.

In an apparent bid to calm the rising war fever in America, the New York Times Friday reported that the Washington has assured Israel that an Iranian threat was not imminent but had been delayed for a year by problems in enriching uranium and divisions within the regime over how far to push their nuclear program But the NYT added suspicions in Israel that the enrichment problems may be a pretext to conceal a secret enrichment site yet to be discovered in tunnels being dug across the country, including some near Natanz. Tehran may then take everyone by surprise and jump up with a nuclear bomb – in the same way as it caught the world napping with a banned uranium enrichment industry turning out fuel for a bomb unhindered.

Simon Henderson, an eminent American expert on Iran, published an article Thursday on the imminent inauguration of the Bushehr reactor in which he stressed that the fuel rods it uses could produce enough plutonium-rich residue for building at least one nuclear bomb a year.

The plant will moreover provide cover for training an entire generation of Iranian nuclear scientists and technicians for its weapons industry. After all, the regime’s nuclear and missile programs involved “evasion” and “an array of deceptive practices.”

Yet not a word was heard in Israel – either from official sources or by media commentators – in advance of the ceremony inaugurating the Russian-built Bushehr reactor Saturday. All their efforts were bent on untangling the Galant affair and coping with its fallout. No wonder Iran, Syria, Hizballah and the Palestinians refused to believe this obsession could be so all-consuming and treated it as a red herring for deceiving them.

Rauf's Real Agenda

A former muslim and former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat explains the real agenda of those behind the ground zero islamic supremacist mosque. Americans NEED TO LISTEN TO HIM, especially liberals. This man knows of what he is talking about having been part of that culture.

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=174&load=4040

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Scapegoating Israel and Jews

According to liberal opinion makers, the reason muslims murder Americans along with each other, and wage jihad from the Middle East to Africa to the Indian subcontinent and around the globe, is the fault of the Jews. It simply would never occur to them that it has anything to do with the muslims own ideological beliefs as stated in the koran. To acknowledge that fact would mean acknowledging that there is something inherently evil about islam, and that is simply taboo amongst the multicultural elite. So they blame the existence of Israel. As the west becomes increasingly terrified and impotent in the face of islamic aggression, there will be an upsurge in scapegoating of the Jews and Israel. These are very dangerous and false views that are being spread by apologists for islam. The left is guilty of instigating anti-Semitism worldwide.

The Region: All Israel, all the time

By BARRY RUBIN, Jerusalem Post

Are we to believe all the ills of Arab-speaking world are almost entirely caused by Israel’s existence, the Arab-Israeli conflict and situation of Palestinians?

Isimply cannot comprehend why many in the West refuse to see that Arabs can be revolutionaries. It is remarkable that so many who claim to be experts don’t incorporate the idea that Arabs, like other peoples, might be motivated by ideologies claiming to be the blueprints for utopias.

After all, if Africans, Asians, Europeans and Latin Americans can think and behave this way, why can’t Arabs?

The two paragraphs above are written in response to yet another book, by a very experienced expert on the region, claiming that al-Qaida is almost completely motivated by the Palestinian issue, as well as a couple of articles claiming that the only reason the United States or President Barack Obama isn’t popular in the Middle East is due to Israel.

In fact, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hizbullah, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups have been overwhelmingly motivated by a desire to revolutionize the entire Muslim-majority world (and even the whole world) in line with their interpretation of Islam. Al-Qaida’s original cause was to overthrow the Saudi royal family, followed by an effort to help Iraq against Western pressure. In al-Qaida documents before and after the September 11 attacks, the Palestinian issue was not mentioned among the questions that motivated the group more than about 10 percent of the time. It was never highlighted, unlike the Saudi and Iraqi issues.

In addition, radical Arab nationalists, including many intellectuals and several Arab regimes (Egypt, 1952-1970; Syria, 1949-present; Iraq, 1958-2003; Libya, 1973-present), have sought to unite the Arab world under their leadership, overthrow neighboring governments and expel Western influence in line with their ambitions and ideology.

When a recent poll in the Middle East showed that Obama was unpopular, America is widely seen as an enemy, and support for revolutionary Islamism is high, the explanation offered by the poll’s sponsors was that this is all due to US support of Israel.

YET WHY should this be so? Something doesn’t add up here.
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J Street’s Role in U.S.- Israel Diplomatic Crisis

The J Street kapos, the pro-Arab lobby group, instigated the White House’s overtly hostile treatment of Israel and otherwise inflamed anti-Israel vitriol in the media, after the Ramat Shlomo dust up. Ultimately J Street type Jews are more dangerous to us then external enemies.

WH Visitor Logs Suggest J Street Contributed To U.S.-Israel Diplomatic Crisis (PJM Exclusive)

J Street representatives met with the Obama administration frequently during the flare-up resulting from Joe Biden’s visit to Israel.

by Lenny Ben-David, Pajamas Media

Last month the White House pulled out the red carpet to welcome Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but the charm campaign is a new phenomenon. Less than six months ago, the U.S.-Israel relationship was in deep trouble.

On March 9, Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel and was told of an administrative announcement by the Ministry of Interior approving one of the first stages toward the construction of 1,600 apartments in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. The announcement represented no dramatic change of policy or diplomatic message. But the Americans responded as if it was a deliberate high-level slap in the face, and the Israeli government apologized profusely.

After two days of condemnations from the White House followed by Israel’s profuse apologies, it appeared that the crisis was over. On March 11, the Associated Press reported that Biden “attempted to soothe tensions in a speech extolling the countries’ close relationship, signaling the U.S. wants to move beyond an embarrassing diplomatic spat over settlements that tarnished his three-day visit.”

Biden noted that the prime minister had “clarified that the beginning of actual construction on this particular project would likely take several years. … That’s significant because it gives negotiators the time to resolve this as well as other outstanding issues.” Press accounts reported that Netanyahu had called Biden on Thursday morning, “and both agreed the crisis is behind them.”

It wasn’t.

On March 12, in a move coordinated with the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unleashed a 43-minute telephone harangue of Prime Minister Netanyahu. Clinton called the settlement approval a “deeply negative signal about Israel’s approach to the bilateral relationship … which had undermined trust and confidence in the peace process.” The State Department spokesman said Clinton stressed that “the Israeli government needed to demonstrate not just through words, but through specific actions, that they are committed to this relationship and to the peace process.”

On March 13, Netanyahu convened a meeting of his inner cabinet to discuss the Clinton call and to announce that he was setting up a government committee to oversee building announcements. On March 14, Netanyahu discussed the issue with the full cabinet and declared that the incident was “regrettable and should not have taken place.” Ostensibly, the issue was over, at least as far as Israel was concerned.

Yet the White House — still! — had other plans.

Hours later, presidential adviser David Axelrod went on Sunday’s TV news shows to attack the settlement decision. He said it was “very destructive … an affront … an insult. … What it did was it made more difficult a very difficult process.”

Over the next few days, anti-Israel and critical columnists and bloggers unleashed their venom against Israel. On March 15, the New York Times’ Roger Cohen wrote:

President Barack Obama was furious. In a top-down administration like this one, you don’t get Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lambasting Netanyahu for 43 minutes and David Axelrod, a senior White House adviser, speaking of “an affront” and “an insult” and a “very, very destructive” step if America’s measured leader is not immeasurably incensed. … Netanyahu’s apology is not enough. The United States is asking for “specific actions.”
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Liberals Aid and Abet the Jihad

The bastards in the leftist media would not cover Pam Geller's demonstration against the ground zero mosque back in June where around 10,000 people attended and it went smoothly. But suddenly they are covering today’s demonstration because of some incident where someone appearing to be a muslim was supposedly attacked . I’m not sure what exactly took place, I haven’t seen the news reports and frankly I don’t want to watch the msm’s coverage, which will undoubtedly be slanted against the protesters. The media wants to convey the impression that anyone who opposes the ground zero islamic supremacist mosque is a “bigot”. This is why the media is an outright enemy of America. The leftists are serving the interests of the jihadis at every turn and doing grave harm to America. If we lose our country it will be because of the traitorous actions by the left who are doing everything in their power to undermine our war against the jihad that islam is waging against us.

As to whatever occured at today’s demonstration against the ground zero mosque, I strongly suspect it was the work of agents provocateurs. I’m certain it was a set-up. The organizers of this rally should have anticipated something like this coming and prepared for it. Anyway that vile skunk Max Blumenthal falsely reported that this was Pam Geller’s demonstration when in fact the one she is heading is coming September 11.

MAX BLUMENTHAL LIES AGAIN ABOUT GELLER

Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Max Blumenthal, notorious Jew hater, is lying, slandering and making up racist propaganda against me again. I have no idea what this rally is. I have no idea who these people are. I have no idea who organized this rally. Clearly, whoever organized this was careless, unprepared, shooting from the hip and harmful to the cause of freedom and compassion. I wasn’t even in the state, nor did I know anything about this half-assed effort. Check this out.

MaxBlumenthal: Pam Geller’s pogromists harass, nearly assault black man mistaken as Muslim@Ground Zero rally. http://bit.ly/aN5Tkm

Worse still, the media, which never covered the big rally on June 6th is all over this ill-conceived botched mess of a protest that is being played in the media as “competing rallies.” Who organized this anti-mosque protest? Sharif El-Gamal?


This was very badly done, considering that the idea of two competing rallies flies in the face of reality — 70% of the American people oppose the mosque. The narrative, as a result of this circus, is that the two sides are equivalent in size. And this is the angle being broadcast on an endless loop on all the media channels.

For the record, I had nothing to do with this rally and knew nothing about it.
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This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #281 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Ki Yachol Nuchal.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Islam Itself is the Problem

Andrew McCarthy explains that it is the doctrine of islam itself which commands hatred and violence against non-muslims. Sharia and jihad are pillars of islam. Contrary to what the liberals proclaim, al qaeda and other jihadist groups are not hijacking a peaceful religion but are carrying out authentic islam. Liberals would like to believe they are intelligent and broad minded and put down conservatives as ignorant bigots for acknoledging the reality about islam, but the liberals are the most uninformed, ignorant narrow-minded people there are.

The Tolerant Pose
Intolerance is not just part of al-Qaeda, it is part of Islam.

Andrew McCarthy, National Review Online

Non-Muslims are barred from entering the cities of Mecca and Medina — not merely barred from building synagogues or churches, but barred, period, because their infidel feet are deemed unfit to touch the ground. This is not an al-Qaeda principle. Nor is it an “Islamist” principle. It is Islam, pure and simple.

“Truly the pagans are unclean,” instructs the Koran’s Sura 9:28, “so let them not . . . approach the Sacred Mosque.” This injunction — and there are plenty of similar ones in Islam’s scriptures — is enforced vigorously not by jihadist terrorists but by the Saudi government. And it is enforced not because of some eccentric sense of Saudi nationalism. The only law of Saudi Arabia is sharia, the law of Islam.

As Sunni scholarly commentary in the version of the Koran officially produced by the Saudi government explains, only Muslims are sufficiently “strict in cleanliness, as well as in purity of mind and heart, so that their word can be relied upon.” Thus, only they may enter the holy cities. Authoritative Shiite teaching is even more bracing. As Iraq’s “moderate” Ayatollah Ali Sistani — probably the world’s most influential Shiite cleric — has explained, the touching of non-Muslims is discouraged, because they are considered to be in the same “unclean” category as “urine, feces, semen, dead bodies, blood, dogs, pigs, alcoholic liquors, and the sweat of an animal who persistently eats [unclean things].”

These teachings are worth bearing in mind as we listen to the staunch defenses of religious liberty that have suddenly become so fashionable among proponents of the Cordoba Initiative, a planned $100 million Islamic center and mosque to be built on the hallowed ground where remains of the nearly 3,000 Americans killed by Muslim terrorists on 9/11 continue to be found. The most prominent proponent of the project, President Obama, was in high fashion Friday night, as one would expect at a White House gala in observance of Ramadan. “This is America,” he intoned, “and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.”

The president’s commitment is to a vacant abstraction, not to actual liberty. If his resolve to defend religious freedom were truly unshakable, the last thing he would endorse is the construction of a gigantic monument to intolerance in a place where bigots devastated a city they have repeatedly targeted because of the pluralism and freedom it symbolizes. You can’t aspire to religious freedom by turning a blind eye to the reality of sharia.

Saudi Arabia, the country from which 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers hailed, abides no pluralism or religious freedom. Sure, the Saudis will tell you they allow Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims to visit their country, which is awfully big of them. Still, the regime prohibits these infidels from polluting the kingdom with their Bibles, crucifixes, and Stars of David.

Mosque proponents like the Manhattan Institute’s Josh Barro scoff at discomfiting comparisons between religious liberty in the United States and in Saudi Arabia. For them, the prospect of a mosque at Ground Zero is our “opportunity to show how we are better than Saudis.” That misses the point in two ways. First, we don’t need to show that we are better than the Saudis. We permit thousands of Muslim houses of worship in our nation, Muslims are celebrated in our public life, and our military has done more to protect and defend Muslims — including in Saudi Arabia — than any fighting force in history. Every objective person already knows that, and anybody who purports to need convincing will never be convinced.

Second and more significant, the comparison of what is permitted in Manhattan and what is permitted in Mecca is not about the Saudis: It is about Islam. Saudi Arabia does not have any law but sharia. Non-Muslims are discriminated against in the kingdom, not because that’s how the Saudis want it. They are discriminated against because that is how the Koran says it must be.

Sura 9:29, the verse of the Koran that immediately follows the commandment to exclude non-Muslims from holy sites, instructs: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the people of the Book [i.e., Jews and Christians], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”

The jizya is a poll-tax imposed on dhimmis. Those are non-Muslims permitted to live in Islamic territories. The concept is that all the world will eventually be under the thumb of sharia authorities, with dhimmis tolerated so long as they accept their subordinate legal and social status (“and feel themselves subdued”). The alternative for dhimmis is war or death.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Truth About hamas and Gaza

The truth about oppressive and ruthless hamas rule in Gaza. Also the the lying fraud and witch Lauren Booth bemoans the "starvation" and "poverty" in Gaza as video footage shows her shopping in an abundantly stocked grocery store as well as her standing outside a luxury hotel, along with other footage of Gaza's abundance.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pro-Jihad Media Bans the Term “Ground Zero Mosque”

The AP propagandists and shills for the stealth jihadist gang behind the ground zero islamic supremacist mega mosque, are giving their marching orders to members of the press to not refer to it by the term “ground zero mosque”. So we patriotic Americans must always refer to this obscenity being inflicted upon us by what it is, the ground zero mosque. Also what bothers me is that even people who oppose the ground zero mosque say there is no legal grounds to stop it, that it is their constitutional right. I reject that argument. If the ground zero mosque is tied to terror regimes and groups financially or otherwise, and we know that it is, then we indeed have the legal right to stop it, in fact the government has an obligation to do so.

MEDIA MASKS MOSQUE: AP BANS “GROUND ZERO MOSQUE”

Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs

The media has its marching orders. No “Ground Zero Mosque” when referring to the Ground Zero mosque.

AP DIRECTIVE ISSUED TODAY:

AP Standards Center issues staff advisory on covering New York City mosque

Associated Press Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent sent the following note to the staff about covering the New York City mosque story:

Aug. 19, 2010

Colleagues,

Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington:

1. We should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away.

WE WILL CHANGE OUR SLUG ON THIS STORY LATER TODAY from “BC-Ground Zero Mosque” to “BC-NYC Mosque.”

In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:

_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site

_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site

_ mosque near ground zero

_ mosque near WTC site

We can refer to the project as a mosque, or as a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque.

It may be useful in some stories to note that Muslim prayer services have been held since 2009 in the building that the new project will replace. The proposal is to create a new, larger Islamic community center that would include a mosque, a swimming pool, gym, auditorium and other facilities.
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Dangerous Situation for Jews in Holland

American Jewish liberals who embrace muslim immigration and multiculturalism ought to take heed of the current situation for Jews in Europe. The disgraceful Jewish leftist mayor of Amsterdam joins in the Israel-bashing because, like so many Jews in left-wing power circles, are eager to sell-out their own people in order to maintain their positions of power.

Anti-Semitism soars in Holland
By ISI LEIBLER, JPost

There is a popular misconception that the Dutch are an easygoing, tolerant people.

Like many Jews, as a youngster I associated Holland with windmills and tulips and a heroic people which bravely defended Jews during the Nazi occupation.

Alas, I subsequently learned that the record of the Dutch towards the Jews was nothing of the sort. There were tens of thousands of Dutch righteous gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews but there were far more collaborators, over 25,000 of whom even volunteered for the Waffen SS. Overall, the Dutch authorities willingly assisted in the deportation of the Jews. Anne Frank and her family were amongst those denounced to the Nazis. Of the 140,000 Jews living in the Netherlands before the war, over 100,000 were murdered.

Today, there is a popular misconception that the Dutch are an easygoing, tolerant, multi-cultured people.

In truth, Dutch society has become polarized as a consequence of the massive influx of non-Western immigrants, predominantly Muslim, who have shattered social stability. Muslims currently comprise one million out of a 16 million population, a disproportionate number of whom have police records.

Together with indigenous anti- Semites, some radical Muslims have effectively exploited the culture of permissiveness to violently promote their objectives.

Verbal and physical violence has escalated, climaxing in November 2004 with the brutal public street murder in Amsterdam of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh who was shot and stabbed to death by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Muslim radical.

Although this had a major impact on Dutch society, it did not become the watershed one may have expected. However the status of the 30,000 members of the Jewish community, already subjected to increasing anti- Semitic incitement and violence primarily emanating from the Moroccan Muslim community, continued to deteriorate.

The leading daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad published an article in June stating that anti- Semitism in areas of Amsterdam has become the norm rather than the exception. It identified areas in Amsterdam in which Jews with skullcaps or distinctive garb cannot walk in the streets without being affronted, spat at or even attacked.

In May, an outdoor commemoration ceremony for the last transport of 3,000 Jewish children deported during the Holocaust was disrupted by bikers shrieking “Heil Hitler” during the recitation of Kaddish.
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UK Ignorance About Israel

This Israeli Arab soccer player has much to teach the ignorant and uninformed bigots in the British Isles about Israeli society. Among these, which is that Israel is not remotely an apartheid state. Not that these closed-minded leftists would have any interest in hearing him, their hatred for Israel being so deeply ingrained. There is a groundswell of artists and performers in the UK who are boycotting Israel without the slightest knowledge of facts.

The Herald Scotland:
Celtic’s new Israeli midfielder Beram Kayal will find similarities between Glasgow and Haifa


Michael Grant


1 Aug 2010

BERAM Kayal acclimatised to life in Glasgow long before he even landed in it.

He has come from a city known for having issues with sectarianism, and from a football culture where the major fixtures dominate the news agenda for days in advance. Now he is in another one. Life in Haifa and Israel has given Celtic’s new midfielder a head start when it comes to knowing what to expect in the west of Scotland.

Kayal is an Arab. He knows that for many who are unfamiliar with Israeli society it is surprising, even startling, that an Arab could integrate and prosper so successfully there. “People see too much television,” he said, alluding to years of coverage of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestine.

“What the television shows about Israel is totally different to what happens. The life between the Jews and the Arabs is very good. I’m an Arab and my agent if Jewish but we’re like family. The Jews and the Arabs live together in Haifa, which is a mixed city. Maccabi Haifa has seven or eight Arab players and that’s normal. The only difference is their religion, but there’s no conflict.”

Both communities are passionate about football. The club scene in the Israeli Premier League includes several vibrant rivalries. Kayal, 22, has spent all his career so far with Maccabi Haifa. Around 550,000 people live in or adjacent to the city and Maccabi’s major fixtures come against the big Tel Aviv clubs. Kayal will draw on his experience of those occasions when the time comes for him to face Rangers.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

No Compromise on Mosque is Forthcoming

After refusing a meeting with governor Paterson, the developers of the ground zero islamic supremacist mega mosque stated that they have no intention of moving it elsewhere. No surprise there. They also have not ruled out receiving money from Iran and Saudi Arabia. Also no surprise. I’d like to know what Bloomberg and other liberals who are supporting this mosque have to say about that? Are they ok with it being funded by Iran and Saudi Arabia? How can they still justify their support for this abomination given this revelation? We patriotic Americans need to be just as adamant about stopping the mosque as they are about building it. We must never give in.

Yet Another Excuse For Israel-Bashing

About the trivial matter of the former IDF soldier posing with Arab prisoners on her Facebook page, If only there was so much focus and outrage from the western media regarding Russia’s announcement that it is accelerating Iran’s drive toward nuclear weapons.

I actually have no problem with the former IDF soldier’s picture, but that’s beside the point. The New York Times and other media outlets will elevate any trivial incident regarding Israel to a major news story. There is nothing remotely newsworthy about the Facebook photo of a former IDF soldier posing with prisoners. Why would major news outlets even bother with this non-story? Because they have an obsessive hatred of Israel and are hoping to stoke further worldwide anti-Israel passions. Meanwhile the NYT doesn’t think rauf’s ties to terrorism and his radical views are important enough for its readers to know. This is why the NYT sucks.

Every time the western media puts a spotlight on Israel’s or America’s conduct of our defense against islamic jihadis, they are aiding and abetting the global jihad.

And the Israeli government must stop responding with outrage against its own whenever situations like this come up. Instead they ought to shrug it off as the trivial non-event it really is and stop playing into their enemies hands.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bloomberg’s Hypocrisy on Religious Freedom

Bloomberg is exposed as a fraud when he contends that the islamic supremacist mega mosque at ground zero is a religious liberty issue. His concern for religious liberty does not extend to Christians and Jews. People who are trying to rebuild a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed on 9/11 are being given a hard time by the NYC bureaucracy. And Bloomberg has shown a callous indifference towards the ability of Jews in Brighton Beach to hold synagogue services due to the noise coming from a park’s amphitheater, telling them they should conduct their services earlier. The only religious liberty liberals are concerned with and bend over backwards to accommodate are those of muslims.

God and Man at Ground Zero
by J.E. Dyer, Hot Air

In which a bemused observer tries to make sense of man, religion, and the state

Here’s my bottom-line problem with the concatenation of events and trends surrounding the Ground Zero mosque: I see privilege being accorded to Islam, as against situations in which the civil authorities have de-privileged Christianity and Judaism. The reflexive animus against America’s traditional major religions will be recognizable, in what I describe below, to every conservative. Yet in a situation where a very large group of Americans objects to the placement of a particular mosque, government authorities not only don’t privilege the objectors, they castigate them as bigots and override their concerns.

We can stipulate at the outset that none of the situations here is exactly analogous. The situation involving synagogues is not even in Manhattan; it’s in Brighton Beach. But in each case, the reflexes of the civil authorities have responded very differently, and the difference is telling.

There are two relevant tales of Christian developments near Ground Zero. One involves a Greek Orthodox church, St. Nicholas’, which was crushed by the collapse of WTC Tower Two on 9/11. St. Nicholas’ Church was across the street from the World Trade Center. In 2008, a deal was announced with the New York Port Authority to rebuild the church two blocks from its original site. But civil authorities objected to the church’s plans for a larger structure, with a dome and spire in the Greek Orthodox tradition. Their express concern was that the church not be taller than the World Trade Center Memorial.

There is no apparent concern about the Park 51 Islamic center being taller than the WTC Memorial (it is). It will not be built as a wholly new structure, of course. But on the other hand, the commercial skyscraper planned by the Port Authority will be a new structure, and it will tower over the WTC Memorial. The principles at work appear to be as follows: new commercial structures may be taller than the Memorial. An Islamic group may occupy a building that is taller than the Memorial and devote it to a religious purpose. But a Christian structure may not be built taller than the Memorial.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We Must Not Give in to Islamic supremacists

I did not believe the rumor that plans for putting a mosque at ground zero had reportedly been dropped. There is no way in hell these jihadists are ever going to give in and end their pursuit of staking their claim to ground zero and erecting a victory shrine to the horrific muslim attack on America which took down the Twin Towers and massacred 3000 Americans. The worst part about this is liberals who are enabling this obscenity. They have no clue or do not care what they are defending. They think they are defending religious freedom but they are aiding and abetting jihad. Liberals have their minds closed as to the true nature of islam and what this mosque really represents and will not listen to reasoned arguments and turn a blind eye to what rauf says in Arabic to fellow muslims, which is completely the opposite of what he says to Americans. As is their MO, liberals simply dismiss any opposition as bigotry. The only way we can defeat the jihad being waged against us is to defeat the liberals. They need to be removed from all levels of power.

We walk on eggshells to avoid offending muslims but they can do something so outrageously offensive as building a mosque near the site of the worst islamic terror attack against America and are being supported by liberals who never demand any tolerance or sensitivity on the part of muslims. Instead they call us the intolerant bigots for finding the mosque objectionable. The muslims are entitled to be offended but we aren’t. Liberals in the west are indulging the muslims sense of entitlement.

If those behind this project were truly moderate they would not even think of building a mosque at this site. The fact that they are, proves their intentions are evil not good, that they are radicals who hold us in contempt and who’s objective is to rub our faces in 9/11. How gullible can anyone be to believe otherwise? Why don’t people use their common sense?

Atlas Shrugs:
PARK 51/CORDOBA INITIATIVE’S ANTISEMITIC TWEETS


Apparently Haaretz erroneously reported that Imam Rauf, Daisy Khan and the waiter Gamal had shown some mercy and would move the mosque. I never believed it for a second. They have yet to exhibit one scintilla of humanity.

What is interesting is their recent tweets. Look at the last one. They couldn’t help themselves: when a Jew is involved, their fangs come out. Islamic antisemitism.

Park51: Correction, we will be publishing an official twitter response to the Haaretz story and the Hamas comments.

Park51: Official: Reports by Haaretz are completely false. We are committed to plans of building Park 51 to serve the community of Lower Manhattan.

Park51: We are also deeply thankful to the President of the United States and the Mayor of New York City for their support.

Park51: Official: Hamas does not and will not speak for Park51. Our mission is one of peace, understanding, tolerance and faith.

Park51: On a side note, if Haaretz likes publishing fables, perhaps they could go back to the Yiddish ones with parables #welikethosebetter

The Jew haters thank the antisemite president:
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Hamas Says Mosque Must Be Built

I hope Bloomberg is really proud that he is in synch with hamas regarding the ground zero islamic supremacist mosque.

Haaretz:
Hamas leader Zahar: Muslims must build mosque near Ground Zero

Hamas leader in Gaza says Muslims have to build everywhere so that their followers can pray, as do Jews and Christians.


Hamas leader Mahmoud a-Zahar on Monday said Muslims must build a mosque near the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks, a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers.

Muslims have to build everywhere so that followers can pray, just like Christians and Jews build their places of worship, Zahar said in an interview on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on WABC-AM.

Earlier this month, a New York city agency cleared the way for construction of a Muslim cultural center, which will include a prayer room, two blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks, popularly known as “Ground Zero.”

The center is a project of the Cordoba Initiative, an advocacy group that promotes improved relations between Islam and the West. The group didn’t respond to Zahar’s comments.

Zahar is a co-founder of Hamas and its chief on the Gaza Strip.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says Zahar’s comments don’t carry any weight because Hamas is a terrorist organization. Schumer hasn’t taken a stand on the mosque.

Rep. Peter King, who opposes the mosque, says he won’t respond to Hamas.
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The Media’s Blatant Anti-Israel Bias

The skunks in the leftist media were caught red-handed. They refused to report a story about the PA arresting university lecturers but when told a false story about Israeli authorities turning down the request of a Palestinian professor to visit Israel with his family, the same media outlets were more than anxious to report the story.

Backspin:
Palestinian Journos Test Big Media’s Double Standards


Veteran journalist Khaled Abu Toameh laments Big Media’s lack of interest in a story about the PA arresting several university lecturers. Unable to report the story themselves for fear of retribution, they offered the story to several North American and European correspondents and editors with more protekzia.

Nothing doing.

Only one foreign journalist agreed to write about the story. His colleagues gave different excuses for turning their backs on the story.

Some said they were concerned about their personal safety should they report a news item that was likely to anger the Western-funded PA security forces in the West Bank.

Others simply blamed their editors in New York, Paris, London and Toronto for turning down the story as “insignificant.”
The kicker: One of Toameh’s frustrated Palestinian colleagues tested the same reporters and editors with a “different” story:

The Palestinian journalist proposed that the foreign press write about a Palestinian university professor who complained that Israeli authorities had turned down his request to visit Israel together with his wife and three children.

The response from the international journalists came almost instantly. All but two said it was a “great story” and expressed readiness to start working on it immediately.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Harvard Divests From Israel Update

Update: I jumped to conclusions regarding this story and assumed it was politically motivated but I'm glad to say that in fact this is not the case. It's understandable though that one would make that assumption in today's political climate regarding the Middle East.

Solomonia:
Is Harvard Divesting from Israel? Not So Fast! (Monday Update: Settled)
Please people. It's one story about Harvard selling its shares in Israeli stocks: Harvard University fund sells all Israel holdings

In another blow to Israeli shares, the Harvard Management Company notified the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday that it had sold all its holdings in Israeli companies during the second quarter of 2010. No reason for the sale was mentioned. The Harvard Management Company manages Harvard University's endowment...[Etc...]
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Why does harvard find it acceptable to invest in China, a repressive regime? The Israeli economy has emerged relatively unscathed during this global recession and is out performing most other industrial countries. It is among the world’s leading countries in science and technology. Although no reason was given for the sale of the stocks, it is quite obvious that it has nothing to do with economics and everything to do with politics. The most worrisome thing is whether other institutions will now feel emboldened to follow suit and dump their Israeli holdings now that Harvard has set a precedent. Reciprocal action needs to be taken against Harvard by Jewish donors and anyone else who is pro-Israel.

HARVARD WHORES FOR JIHAD: HARVARD UNIVERSITY FUND SELLS ALL ISRAEL HOLDINGS

Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs

Look at how far we have sunk. America’s once leading institution for higher learning pimps for jihad. We knew that these institutions like Harvard, Georgetown etc would unashamedly dance on demand when those Saudi 20 million dollar gifts began rolling in. Middle Eastern Studies departments are hotbeds of radicalism. Jewish students are persecute, harassed and physically threatened on these campuses.

If these institutions of higher learning get federal taxpayers dollars is this not against the law? It’s one thing when jihadist frenemies violate the the Arab boycott of Israel. We expect that from these players, they lie and are incapable of being honest merchants. When Saudi Arabia joined the World Trade Organization, they promised to end their participation in the Arab boycott of Israel, but they have not done so.
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Mosques are Centers for incitement and Jihad Recruitment

Even people who oppose the islamic supremacist mega mosque at ground zero, make the point that they believe it is their right to build it, but that it is insensitive. However I reject that it is their right to build it. Supposing it has ties to terror groups, which in fact it does. In fact most mosques in America have terror ties. There is no right to build a mosque which will be used to indoctrinate jihadists and facilitate terrorism.

Islam is not a religion but a totalitarian political ideology, which seeks to conquer and subjugate us. We should not be giving islam the respect by referring to it as a religion, but rather to the evil political ideology that it really is. By giving it the imprimatur of religion enables muslims to hide behind our constitutional freedoms to carry out their goal of eventually replacing our constitution with sharia. Furthermore, mosques are used as indoctrination and recruiting centers for jihadis. We DO have the right to ban them. I know we won't of course, because we don't have the guts. Apparently, we would rather be destroyed then be called "bigots".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Haveil Havalim

This week's edition of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Soccerdad.

Rauf the Stealth Jihadist

Why is an islamic supremacist who believes in bringing sharia law to America being sent by the State Department to represent America to the muslim world? In fact why is our government still in the business of outreach to the muslim world when clearly there is never any reciprocity? This is all so topsy-turvy. Shouldn't the muslim world be groveling and apologizing to America?

Note to the lying, insidious, stealth jihadist rauf: Not in MY country will sharia ever be allowed to take root. You may be able to sucker the liberal elitist politicians, academics and media into believing your intentions are pure, that you represent tolerance, freedom and peaceful coexistence among different faiths, but the vast majority of the American people are well aware that you want to replace America as we know it with an islamic state.

Via Israpundit:
The State Department’s Islamic Supremacist


By Robert Spencer, FrontPage

It’s unbelievable but true: the imam of the projected Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero, Feisal Abdul Rauf, is on a grand tour to Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates – paid for by the U.S. State Department with taxpayer money.

The State Department confirmed Tuesday that they were sending Rauf on this mission. “He is a distinguished Muslim cleric,” insisted P. J. Crowley, a State Department spokesman. Crowley explained: “We do have a program whereby, through our Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau here at the State Department, we send people from Muslim communities here in this country around the world to help people overseas understand our society and the role of religion within our society.”

Crowley emphasized that Rauf’s trip was nothing new: he said that the State Department had “a long-term relationship” with the famous imam, and pointed out that in 2007 the Bush State Department sent Rauf to Morocco, as well as to Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE 2007. Obama sent Rauf to Egypt last year.

Why have two administrations been so anxious to underwrite this Islamic supremacist cleric’s globetrotting? Crowley explained that Rauf’s “work on tolerance and religious diversity is well-known and he brings a moderate perspective to foreign audiences on what it’s like to be a practicing Muslim in the United States.”

One wonders what definition of “moderate” Crowley, and the Bush and Obama State Departments, use. Rauf openly touts the virtues of Islamic law, Sharia, in his book What’s Right with Islam. Although he covers his arguments in blandness and protestations that there is no significant difference between Sharia and America’s founding principles, he never gets around to discussing the elements of Sharia that outrage principles of human rights that are otherwise universally accepted: the draconian punishments of stoning for adultery and amputation of the hand for theft; the death penalty for those who leave Islam; the institutionalized subjugation of women and non-Muslims; and more.

Notably, however, he does call in the book for restrictions on the freedom of speech. Rauf has compared the West unfavorably to the Islamic world, since the West “protects the right to say anything, no matter how insensitive or scandalous,” while Islamic cultures “balance freedom of expression with respect for elders, traditions and modesty. The idea of respect and honor to elders is deeply ingrained in their psyches.” He has criticized the Swiss ban on minarets as a restriction on religious freedom, without saying a single word about the severe restrictions on non-Muslim religious practice in Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and Sudan.

Rauf also says [1] that “what Muslims want is to ensure that their secular laws are not in conflict with the Quran or the Hadith, the sayings of Muhammad.” For Muslims in the U.S., that will inevitably involve bringing Sharia here.
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The Ground Zero mosque Must Be Stopped

Video opposing the ground zero islamic supremacist mega mosque. It explains that mosques are built over the sacred sites of conquered peoples.

I can't believe all the defending of islam in the comments of this video and the putting down of Christians and accusing anyone who opposes the ground zero mosque of opposing religious freedom while proclaiming muslim countries to be religiously tolerant. This is such an inversion of reality. What world are these people living in? It seems this is an organized effort.

What makes the democrats so contemptible

Two demorats in the New Hampshire state legislature expressed their wish for Sarah Palin to have been on that plane crash which killed Ted Stevens. Liberals are guilty of the very hatred and intolerance in which they falsely accuse conservatives of.

Then there was the Charlie Rangel birthday bash. When someone shouted out at former mayor David Dinkins what he was doing at a birthday party for a crook, Dinkins gave them the finger. The demorats are arrogant elitists who have nothing but contempt for the American people and believe they are entitled. I don't know how anyone can vote for a democrat.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

State Department Promoting Islam

If an islamic supremacist mega mosque at ground zero isn’t enough to make your blood boil, the State Department is using American taxpayer funds to build and refurbish mosques in muslim countries. Even mosques which are named for muslims in history who conquered Christian lands. What would the majority of Christians in America think if they knew about this? Where are all the liberals who scream about the separation of church and state when there is even a hint of Christianity in the public square? Here is a case where our government is promoting and favoring a particular religion, islam, over all others. Yet there is silence from liberals. Why doesn’t the State Department fund the rebuilding of churches and synagogues which were destroyed by muslims? Americans need to understand that the State Department is a traitorous entity which is actively pushing for the islamization of America and the world.

Tax dollars to build mosques
U.S. underwrites fundraising tour for Islamic shrine at Ground Zero


By THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, addresses a gathering as groups planning a proposed mosque and cultural center near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan to be named Cordoba House showed and spoke about their plans for the center at a community board meeting in New York Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Community members both for and against the plan spoke during the meeting. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The State Department is sending Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf – the mastermind of the Ground Zero Mosque – on a trip through the Middle East to foster “greater understanding” about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. However, important questions are being raised about whether this is simply a taxpayer-funded fundraising jaunt to underwrite his reviled project, which is moving ahead in Lower Manhattan.

Mr. Rauf is scheduled to go to Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar, the usual stops for Gulf-based fundraising. The State Department defends the five-country tour saying that Mr. Rauf is “a distinguished Muslim cleric,” but surely the government could find another such figure in the United States who is not seeking millions of dollars to fund a construction project that has so strongly divided America.

By funding the trip so soon after New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the go-ahead to demolish the building on the proposed mosque site, the State Department is creating the appearance that the U.S. government is facilitating the construction of this shameful structure. It gives Mr. Rauf not only access but imprimatur to gather up foreign cash. And because Mr. Rauf has refused to reveal how he plans to finance his costly venture, the American public is left with the impression it will be a wholly foreign enterprise. This contradicts the argument that a mosque is needed in that part of New York City to provide services for a burgeoning Muslim population. If so many people need the mosque so badly, presumably they could figure out a way to pay for it themselves.

Americans also may be surprised to learn that the United States has been an active participant in mosque construction projects overseas. In April, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt helped cut the ribbon at the 12th-century Kizimkazi Mosque, which was refurbished with assistance from the United States under a program to preserve culturally significant buildings. The U.S. government also helped save the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque in Cairo, which dates back to 642. The mosque’s namesake was the Muslim conqueror of Christian Egypt, who built the structure on the site where he had pitched his tent before doing battle with the country’s Byzantine rulers. For those who think the Ground Zero Mosque is an example of “Muslim triumphalism” glorifying conquest, the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque is an example of such a monument – and one paid for with U.S. taxpayer funds.

The mosques being rebuilt by the United States are used for religious worship, which raises important First Amendment questions. U.S. taxpayer money should not be used to preserve and promote Islam, even abroad. In July 2009, the Office of the Inspector General published an audit of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) faith-based and community initiatives that examined whether government funds were being used for religious activities. The auditors found that while USAID was funding some religious activities, officials were “uncertain of whether such uses of Agency funding violate Agency regulations or the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution” when balanced against foreign-policy objectives.

For example, our government rebuilt the Al Shuhada Mosque in Fallujah, Iraq, expecting such benefits as “stimulating the economy, enhancing a sense of pride in the community, reducing opposition to international relief organizations operating in Fallujah, and reducing incentives among young men to participate in violence or insurgent groups.” But Section 205.1(d) of title 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations prohibits USAID funds from being used for the rehabilitation of structures to the extent that those structures are used for “inherently religious activities.” It is impossible to separate religion from a mosque; any such projects will necessarily support Islam.

The State Department is either wittingly or unwittingly using tax money to support Mr. Rauf’s efforts to realize his dream of a supersized mosque blocks away from the sacred ground of the former World Trade Center, which was destroyed by Islamic fanaticism. This ill-considered decision will raise the ire of millions of Americans and illustrates the limits of what the denizens of Foggy Bottom know about diplomacy.

The Latest Developments on the Iran Nuke Front

Not only are those Russian bastards accelerating Iran’s nuclear weapons program by loading fuel rods into Iran’s nuclear reactor, they are also actively engaged in blocking a potential American or Israeli preemtive strike on Iran. According to John Bolton, Israel has a small window of opportunity to launch a preemptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. He says they must do so by August 21.

Russian S-300s in Abkhazia block possible Israeli air route to Iran

Unknown – DEBKAfile

US and Israeli military sources told debkafile Thursday, Aug. 12, that a threat from Georgia was not the reason why Russian posted advanced S-300 interceptor batteries Russia in Abkhazia and air defense weapons in South Ossetia on the northern shore of the Black Sea -as Moscow officially maintained, but rather possible moves by the US and/or Israel against Iran and its nuclear facilities.

Georgia’s armed forces do not run to the sophisticated warplanes, missiles or drones that would warrant establishing the high-powered S-300 interceptors for defending the breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.Ordinary air defense batteries would do for deterrence.

Therefore, US military sources believe Moscow placed the sophisticated batteries on the Black Sea shore more as a counterweight for the US Sixth Fleet warships present in the Mediterranean and Black Seas and the two big American bases close to the latter waterway – the Mikhail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta, Romania, and the Bezmer Air Base used by the US Air Force just 50 kilometers from the southern shore of the Black Sea.

Their location gives the US Air Force the freedom to operate over both the Mediterranean and Black Seas.

Our military sources disclose that attention was drawn in Moscow and Tehran to the exercises the Israeli Air Force has been conducting from the two American bases to simulate strikes against Iran’s concealed nuclear sites.

They noticed in particular the Israeli Yasur CH-53 helicopter which crashed in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania on July 26, killing six Israeli airman and a Romanian flight captain. It was obvious to Russian and Iranian observers from the way the CH-53 crashed and the veil of secrecy clamped down by Israeli authorities that it had been engaged in practicing touch-and-go attacks on nuclear sites which the Iranians have holed up in tunnels burrowed in the sides of lofty mountain precipices.

DEBKfile’s intelligence sources do not doubt that Russian placed the top-of-the line air defense systems in Abkhazia for intercepting flights taking off from the American bases in Bulgaria and Romania and heading east over Georgia and Azerbaijan and on to the Caspian and Black Seas to northern Iran.

Byt deploying the S-300s, Moscow has put paid to any plans Israel may have had for using this northern route for attacking Iran.

The deployment was also a message of reassurance from Moscow to Tehran: Although Russia is withholding the advanced S-300 interceptors from Iran it has its own methods for blocking an American or Israel raid on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities.


John Bolton: Russia’s Loading of Nuke Fuel Into Iran Plant Means Aug. 21 Deadline for Israeli Attack

By: David A. Patten, Newsmax

News that Russia will load nuclear fuel rods into an Iranian reactor has touched off a countdown to a point of no return, a deadline by which Israel would have to launch an attack on Iran’s Bushehr reactor before it becomes effectively “immune” to any assault, says former Bush administration U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton.

Once the fuel rods are loaded, Bolton told Fox News on Friday afternoon, “it makes it essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.”

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declared in March that Russia would start the Bushehr reactor this summer. But the announcement from a spokesman for Russia’s state atomic agency to Reuters Friday sent international diplomats scrambling to head off a crisis.

The story immediately became front-page news in Israel, which has laid precise plans to carry out an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities while going along with President Obama’s plans to use international sanctions and diplomatic persuasion to convince Iran’s clerics not to go nuclear.

Bolton made it clear that it is widely assumed that any Israeli attack on the Bushehr reactor must take place before the reactor is loaded with fuel rods.

“If they’re going to do it that’s the window that they have,” Bolton declared. “Otherwise as I said before, once the rods are in the reactor, if you attack the reactor you’re going to open it up and radiation will escape at least into the atmosphere and possibly into the waters of the Persian Gulf.

“So most people think that neither Israel nor the United States, come to that, would attack the reactor after it’s been fueled.”
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Rauf’s Nefarious Connections

Glenn Beck explains feisal rauf’s unsavory connections to the IHH, hamas and the ICCNY mosque who’s Egyptian imam blamed the Jews for 9/11.

I believe that not only do we have marxist revolutionaries in the White House, we also have stealth jihadists who are secretly aiding the building of this mega mosque at ground zero.



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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Muslims Attempting to Stake Their Claim to Ground Zero

Certain putrid political “leaders” may not understand or care that this proposed mega mosque at ground zero is a celebration of islam’s attack on America on 9/11 and for muslims to stake out their territory on our sacred ground. It is going to take ordinary Americans to see to it that this obscenity never gets built.

The Muslim Hijacking of Ground Zero

Daniel Greenfield, The Sultan Knish

Islam doesn’t just hijack planes, it hijacks the things that mean something to people. The great cities of the world are littered with relics of the Muslim occupation of their sacred places. Jerusalem, Delhi, Constantinople and Alexandria all testify to the Muslim predilection for taking over other people’s sacred places, and turning them into mosques. It wasn’t enough for Muslims to conquer Jerusalem and subjugate its inhabitants. No, they also had to take the holiest place in Judaism and build a mosque on top of it. Similarly it wasn’t enough for them to conquer and rename Constantinople, they also had to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. These are not exceptions to the rule. In Asia, the Middle East and Europe, there are numberless examples of the same thing.

To this day, Muslims continue seizing other people’s places of worship and turning them into mosques. It’s going on in Egypt today. It’s going on in Yugoslavia where churches are being destroyed and turned into mosques, day by day. It’s went on in Israel, in Joseph’s Tomb, burial spot of the biblical Joseph, which was seized by Muslims in September of 2000, a year before 9/11.

Why do Muslims this? It’s not just about seizing territory, though that is part of it. It’s also about hijacking something more vital, identity. By Islamizing sacred sites, they also take control of other people’s history and culture. As they have done throughout the world. Hijacking the Temple Mount, has allowed Muslims to claim Jerusalem as a holy city of theirs. Hijacking churches in Egypt and Yugoslavia, eliminates the religious history of non-Muslims from the area. Hijacking the Hagia Sophia, was part of the recreation of Constantinople, into Istanbul.

The common denominator is that Muslims do not just make war on lands or bodies– but on memory itself. Their goal is to make people forget what came before their colonization. To distort the history and traditions that are meaningful to them, and replace them with a distorted Islamized version of history. The Muslim “tolerance” in Spain, the Palestinian Arab “refugees” and the Muslim “contributions” to science, are all examples of that revisionist history, in which oppression becomes tolerance, repression becomes knowledge, and the oppressors become the victims.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jewish Liberals and the Ground Zero Mosque

Not only Bloomberg but a number of other clueless Jewish liberals have come out in support of the ground zero mosque. The ADL has been taking a lot of heat from liberals for its principled stance on this issue. Anyhow, The Forward, Congressman Nadler and little Anthony Weiner are among those who have given their blessing to this abomination. Weiner’s and Nadler’s justification is that the government shouldn’t be involved in religion. Of course Weiner having a muslim wife couldn’t have anything to do with his stance, could it? Then there is the mashuga Rabbi Arthur Wasko. Rabbi Wasko supports the division of Jerusalem and placing the genocidal hamas in a coalition “Palestinian” government. Now what the hell kind of a Rabbi would advocate handing over the holiest site in Judaism to muslim terrorists? The same kind who would passionately defend the building of a triumphant mega mosque near the site where muslims murdered 3000 Americans. What possesses the minds of Jewish liberals that they defend their worst enemies?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Germany Shuts Down 9/11 Mosque

Bloomberg and his lackeys would have us believe that anyone who opposes the ground zero mosque or any other mosque are simply bigots, as if there is no justification for their concerns. However most terrorist attacks have had connections to a mosque. The first World Trade Center bombing was tied to a mosque in Jersey City, the Fort Hood jihadist was tied to a mosque in Virginia and 9/11 was tied to a mosque in Germany. Finally after nine years, that mosque in Germany has been shut down.

Via Atlas Shrugs:

Germany shuts 9/11 plotters' mosque in Hamburg BBC

German police have shut down the Hamburg mosque where the 9/11 hijackers met before their suicide attacks on the US in 2001.

Police said they believed the Taiba mosque was again being used as a meeting point for extremists.

The cultural association that runs the mosque has also been banned.

A German intelligence report last year said radical Muslims had travelled to military training camps in Uzbekistan after associating at the mosque.

"We have closed the mosque because it was a recruiting and meeting point for Islamic radicals who wanted to participate in so-called jihad or holy war," said Frank Reschreiter, a spokesman for Hamburg's state interior ministry.

He said 20 police officers had been searching the building and had confiscated material, including several computers, the Associated Press reported.

The ACLU's Treason

The ACLU has gone beyond falsely claiming that captured terrorists have the right to civilian trials here in America, they are now fighting to prevent the American military from targeting and killing terrorists on the battlefield. These people are sick and should actually be tried for treason. The article also provides a background on the ACLU, which was founded by self-professed communists with the express purpose of overthrowing the American system under the guise of civil liberties. The goal of the ACLU has not changed from its origins.

The Day the ACLU Joined Al Queda

Daniel Greenfield, The Sultan Knish

December 1944. American artillery near the Belgian village of Losheim opens fire on advancing German troops during the Battle of the Bulge. Suddenly a jeep pulls up and a lawyer jumps out waving a piece of paper. “Stop what you’re doing immediately! I represent Obersturmf├╝hrer Gunther Stoltz down there, and I have an order here from Federal District Court Judge Gantz forbidding you from killing my client without due process in an American courtroom.”

Insane yes, except that’s just what the ACLU is after. Captured Muslim terrorists have never lacked for civil liberties lawyers in the past. Whether it was collective organizations like the ACLU or the CCR, or pro-terrorist lawyers like Lynn Stewart or Stanley Cohen, there has never been any shortage of lawyers eager to fight for terrorists in or out of a courtroom. From enthusiastic defenses for terrorists on trial to fighting for the rights of terrorists detained in US military custody outside the United States, groups like the ACLU have served as Al Queda’s legal department before. But the ACLU and the CCR are no longer satisfied with fighting for the release of captured terrorists. Instead they’re fighting to provide terrorists in the field with immunity from US attacks.

The ACLU’s lawsuit on behalf of Anwar Al-Awlaki, a terrorist leader operating in the field, moves beyond protecting captured terrorists, and toward protecting active terrorists on the battlefield. It’s the equivalent of that jeep pulling up during the Battle of the Bulge with a stop firing order. The ACLU and its allied organizations have always hidden behind the argument that they were protecting the rights of defendants in the court system. But there is no court system here. Al-Awlaki is not in US custody. He’s conducting a terrorist campaign of attacks that includes the Fort Hood Massacre and the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. What the ACLU is doing is arguing that the United States cannot kill Al-Awlaki on the battlefield, even though he’s trying to kill Americans.

The ACLU has actually filed court papers asking to allow them to provide “legal services on a pro-bono basis to Nasser Al-Awlaki, the father of Anward Al-Awlaki, as representative of the interests of Anwar Al-Awlaki.”

That’s an American organization providing pro-bono representation to prevent US forces from killing a terrorist on the battlefield, who continues participating in acts of terrorism against American civilians. And you might think that the pro-bono representation is because poor Anwar and Nasser are dirt farmers. Not the case. Not the case at all.
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