Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Plight of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

See the horrible plight of Egypt’s Coptic Christians who live a life of persecution and poverty. Anyone still doubting how evil islam is, is guilty of being willfully blind. These apologists ought to be made to live in a muslim country for a year. But does the world give a damn about the Copts? Of course not. They are too busy obsessing over the well-off “palestinians”.

The ICC is Illegitimate

In the sick, twisted world of NGO’s, Jewish housing is a “war crime” but islamic terrorism, “honor” murders, stonings, beheadings etc. don’t warrant scrutiny. The ICC is completely illegitimate since it has been hijacked by the radical left and islam to be used to harass Israel.

Israel vs. the International Criminal Court


The End of the Right of Self-Defense? Andrew C. McCarthy, Commentary. If it gains currency, a ruling by the International Court of Justice will impair not only Israel’s power to protect itself but the American war on terror, and place in question the future of international law. (2004, PDF)

By Anne Herzberg, JEWISH IDEAS DAILY

For more than six decades, Israel has been subjected to violence, warfare, and a relentless campaign of terror attacks deliberately targeting civilians. Today, these attacks are spearheaded by states, including Iran and Syria, and terror organizations like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizballah, Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the PFLP, and even al-Qaeda.

But that is not all. This “hard-power” war is bolstered by a corresponding “soft-power” war aimed at delegitimizing and demonizing the Jewish state. The latter campaign is led by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) utilizing the rhetoric of international law and human rights. Their efforts are funded by the European Union, European governments, George Soros, the Ford Foundation, and others.

The strategy of exploiting legal processes to attack Israel’s legitimacy was developed at the 2001 UN World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, whose final declaration called for the establishment of a “war-crimes tribunal” against Israel. Since then, NGOs have filed lawsuits throughout Europe and North America to have Israeli officials arrested and imprisoned as “war criminals.” They were also heavily involved in the one-sided 2004 advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that declared Israel’s security barrier to be “illegal.” The primary goals of all these cases are to play havoc with normal diplomatic relations and to criminalize all methods used by Israel to protect its citizens from attack.

The latest battleground in the political war is the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands—established in the late 1990s as a court of last resort to punish the very worst cases of mass murder and torture. Israel was a strong backer of the ICC until it was co-opted by Arab and Islamic regimes, which succeeded in changing the Court’s statute to eliminate terrorism as an offense and, at the same time, to define Israeli settlement activity as an international crime. Israel then withdrew as a party to the Court, but the Arab League and prominent NGOs like Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International have continued to bombard the tribunal with claims of alleged Israeli “war crimes” and have pressured ICC officials to arrest Israelis.
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Monday, November 29, 2010

What is to Respect?

Liberals in the west will use this poll as "proof" that we are at fault for islamic terrorism. They will never ask the question of why don't muslims respect the religions of non-muslims? And how about muslims stop desecrating the religious symbols of non-muslims? Of course this happens to a far greater frequency than the desecration of muslims symbols in the west. In fact we go out of our way to cater to muslims and show deference toward the muslim "religion" while there is NEVER the least bit of reciprocity.

Atlas Shrugs:
Muslims tell West: 'respect Islam' The National

A large majority of Muslims say the best way for the West to improve relations with them is to "respect Islam," according to a new Gallup poll.

When asked what could improve relations, Muslims' most common reply was respect their religion. For 72 per cent, that meant not desecrating the Quran or Islam's religious symbols. More than half (52 per cent) felt the West could also show respect by treating Muslims fairly in policies that affect them.

The new Abu Dhabi Gallup Centre report calls on western governments to focus on the Middle East to improve relations with Muslims worldwide.

Gallup surveyed 123,000 people in 55 countries, including the UAE, between 2006 and 2010. The report is part of a series that will expand on the findings of Who Speaks for Islam?, a 2008 book exploring the relationship between Muslim societies and the West.

The report found that although the Middle East and North Africa accounts for only 15 to 20 per cent of all Muslims, the region has a huge influence on Muslims globally.

Between 2008 and 2009, the Mena region had the largest increase in positive sentiment towards the West.

Despite having the lowest regard for the US leadership at the end of the former US president George W Bush's administration, with just 12 per cent approving, that figure rose to 32 per cent after Barack Obama's election.

In Asia, approval dropped from 33 per cent to 30 per cent in the same period, while in Africa it rose from 72 per cent to 74 per cent.
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Arab Countries Urged U.S. to Bomb Iran

Will the Walt-Mearsheimer crowd lament about the Arab lobby pushing America into war with Iran? Not likely. It's far more likely they will cherry pick the WikiLeaks documents and once again accuse the "evil" Zionists of trying to get America to fight another war for Israel. Never mind that while America has NEVER fought a war for Israel, we have fought multiple wars on behalf of muslims and muslim nations.

YNET:
WikiLeaks: Red Crescent smuggled weapons for Iran


Various secret documents released on Iran, showing Mossad chief wanted to enlist Iranian opposition groups to revolt against government while Arab leaders, including Mubarak, asked US to stop nuclear program with military strike

Secret documents leaked by the controversial Web entity WikiLeaks say Iran used ambulances to smuggle weapons into Lebanon during Hezbollah's 2006 war with Israel.

Additional documents exposed Sunday say Mossad chief Meir Dagan suggested the US make use of local fringe groups to try and topple the Iranian regime.

Other documents show that Iran had acquired far more advanced missiles than the US had previously supposed it had in its arsenal.

According to a memo from August 2007, Dagan described to Under-Secretary of State Nicholas Burns the five pillars of Israel's Iran policy, among them the desire to spark a revolution.

The memo says Dagan wanted to enlist the student unions supporting democratic views in order to undermine the government's rule, the British Guardian reported Sunday.

The Mossad chief also wanted to enlist local ethnic minorities to the task, including the Kurds and Balochis. These groups – especially the Balochis – have carried out terror attacks in Tehran for which the Islamic Republic has consistently blamed Israel.



'Ambulances used to smuggle weapons'

Other documents say Iran used Red Crescent ambulances to smuggle intelligence agents and weapons into Lebanon during the Second Lebanon War in 2006.

According to the British Guardian, an Iranian source told US diplomats that the ambulance crews helped Revolutionary Guards officers infiltrate other states in the region as well, including Iraq. The Red Crescent has denied the reports.

The source, who is affiliated with the Red Crescent, told the Americans that Iranian secret agents sent aid to Hezbollah in this manner which was military, not medical. Special agents from elite units were smuggled into the country thus.

The medical supplies, the documents quote him as saying, were just a cover for weapons, some of which included missiles smuggled on

airplanes. The source said he had seen one plane more than half full of weapons before the medical supplies were placed on board.
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Christian Schools in Europe Being Taken Over by muslims

Clearly islamic supremacist parents send their kids to attend Christian schools for the purpose of eventually taking them over and turning them into islamic schools. Like everything else they do, it is about conquest and subjugation of the infidel. What does it take before the west finally stops allowing muslims to trample all over us? You would think that tipping point would have been reached a long time ago, but we remain passive in the face of islamic aggression. The more we appease, the more aggressive they become. We have yet to learn that lesson.

Atlas Shrugs:

Islamic Supremacism in Christian Schools

File this under "what were they thinking?" Look at 1,400 years of Islamic expansionism, supremacism and imperialism, and what did they think would happen? Look at the Middle East -- once entirely Christian, now entrely Islamic save for the tiny Jewish state. What did they think would happen?

Look at Europe today. What did they think would happen?

Look at the Islamic persecution of Christians in Indonesia, Egypt, Sudan, Darfur, Lebanon, etc........ what did they think would happen?

Muslims in Christian Schools: Religious Friction 101 Islamist [?] Watch hat tip Jack

As Muslim enrollment increases at Christian schools, especially in Europe, so too does interfaith conflict at such institutions. A recent piece in Le Figaro highlights the stresses placed on French Catholic schools in particular. For example, the report describes how one had set up a crib for Advent, but "a Muslim parent demanded its removal, saying 'a Muslim cannot hear that Jesus is the Son of God.'" At another, Muslims walked all over a well-intentioned but hapless administrator:

A headmistress … offered Muslim students a room in which to pray and to help them avoid being caught in rain in the school courtyard. The students have turned it into a prayer room and invite other people who have nothing to do with the school to pray with them. Since then the director has been unable to use this space for other activities.
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #293 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim-The it was just Thanksgiving and now it's almost Hanukkah Edition is up at Homeshuling.

The Evil of George Soros

Marxist skunks like george soros and Democracy Alliance have as their mission goal for us to surrender and submit to islam under the guise of ending wars. Of course it is the islamic jihadis who are responsible for most of the wars going on in the world today, not us. Soros wants Barack Hussein Obama gone since he isn't forcibly implementing marxist policies fast enough. Soros is every bit as evil and dangerous as stalin, mao and castro.

George Soros says Obama must go


PRAVDA

Last Tuesday, November 16 , Soros told financiers of the Democratic party that Obama must go. The liberal “Huffington Post” quoted Soros as saying:
“…if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else.”

Yes, Soros wants another puppet that he can use to control America with. The one he currently uses has a few broken strings and it keeps going on vacation. Also, his old puppet no longer captivates his audience like it did back in 2008.

Did he really mean that Mr Vachon? Soros’ adviser Michael Vachon tried to do some damage control and stated, “Mr. Soros fully supports the president as the leader of the Democratic Party. He was not suggesting that we seek another candidate for 2012. His comments were made in a private, informal conversation that was about the need for progressives to be more forceful in promoting their agenda. He was stressing the importance of being heard by elected officials.”

Bull. We know it’s crap because when someone talks too much after a question, it usually means they are lying or twisting the truth. Sorry Mr Vachon, Soros already opened his big mouth and said, “…if this president can’t do what we need, it is time to start looking somewhere else”. Start packing Mr. Hope and Change. Last November 2nd America decided against you and now your Sugar Daddy wants you out.

Sounds pretty clear to me. Especially since Soros refused to donate any money during the last election. He told the New York Times in October, “I’m not in a position to stop it. I don’t believe in standing in the way of an avalanche.” That “avalanche” was the Tea Party that supported the conservative Republicans. Soros is smart and he knew the Republicans would win and was not about to waste any more money.

Basically, Soros will not put money on a horse if it’s going to lose. He’s telling the Democrats if they want his $$ money they better get someone who will implement his agenda. As for now, his big money stays locked in the vault.

The “Democracy Alliance” better find someone else for 2012 or their money will fly out the window. Maybe they can make a deal with the Republicans and impeach Obama after January. On the other hand that’s not such a good idea. I doubt Soros thinks too highly of Old Joe Biden. Maybe they can somehow scheme their way into getting Hillary Clinton as the new puppet.

The group he was talking to, “Democracy Alliance” (which really means “Marxists of America”) are rich Marxists who share the same views as Schwartz (Soros’ real name). Schwartz created Democracy Alliance after Bush won the election in 2004. They are all Bush haters. They say they are saving America and the world from wars. However, if they really wanted to stop violence they should have looked at Islamic terrorism years ago.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Israeli Rogue Behavior

Here is yet another example of Israel’s violation of “palestinian” human rights. This is also another example of Israel’s rogue status. What other country medically treats a population waging war against it? Certainly this rogue state is deserving of a mass boycott and divestment campaign.

180,000 Palestinians Treated in Israeli Hospitals This Year

Tens of thousands of Palestinians patients benefit from treatments in Israeli hospitals each year

Tamara Shavit

Humanitarian dilemmas are a recurring issue in the Judea and Samaria region. A terrorist fires at IDF soldiers, is shot and gets wounded. Is an IDF medic to be called to treat him? A building is about to collapse in the heart of Ramallah. Does the IDF enter? Does it jeopardize its soldiers’ lives, or does it call the International Red Cross and risk losing precious time?

To Israel, the answer to these questions is clear. According to Division Medical Officer, Lt. Col. Michael Kassirer, “The treatment of the Palestinian population is first and foremost a moral and professional obligation for every one of us.” Do we treat them? There is no question about it. But what happens in the long run and how? Where do international organizations fit in? How will an independent Palestinian medical body be established and how does coordination between bodies happen in life? These are the real questions.

In order to start answering these questions, a special conference on the topic of humanitarian medicine was held on Monday (Nov. 22), atHadassah Medical Center at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. Commanders and medics attended in order to speak and learn, from the most senior, IDF Chief Medical Officer and the Commander of Judea and Samaria Division, to the 19-year-old paramedics serving with the battalions in the region.

“Up until September 2000, a Ramallah resident could have taken his car and driven to Ichilov Hospital [in Israel],” began Commander of Judea and Samaria Division, Brig. Gen. Nitzan Alon. “But from September 2000 we’ve been in a state of terror. Hundreds were killed, Jews and Palestinians alike. The battles took place in the heart of the cities, in places where enemies stood side by side with civilians, with difficult conditions and limited ability to evacuate. We could not practice medicine beyond the minimum. In those days, we were on the verge of a humanitarian crisis.”
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erdogan the Jihadist

The latest provocations from turkey's jihadist leader erdogan:
To this end, the AKP took advantage of Turkish anger with the US war in Iraq, casting it as an attack on all Muslims, Turks included. This reinforced its bipolar vision. Recently, while visiting Pakistan (of all places), Erdogan claimed that “the United States backs common enemies of Turkey and Pakistan, and that the time has come to unmask them and act together.” He later denied making these comments, which were reported in Pakistan’s prominent English-language dailies.

I wish we would prove erdogan right about this. But the reality is that we have been far too easy on the muslim world. turkey is another country which deserves to be bombed into oblivion. Instead they remain a part of NATO and major decision makers in the alliance at that. This even though the erdogan regime repeatedy openly declares it is our enemy. The U.S., the west and Israel are pushovers in the face of islamic aggression. When will we all stop acting as doormats for the muslim world?

The AKP’s foreign-policy vision is not simply dualistic, but rather premised on Islam’s à la carte morals and selective outrage, and therein lies the real danger. [..] The latter, the Sudanese president indicted for genocide in the International Court of Justice, was gracefully hosted by the AKP in Turkey. Erdogan has said, “I know Bashir; he cannot commit genocide because Muslims do not commit genocide.”

This is the gist of the AKP’s à la carte foreign-policy vision: that Muslims are superior to others, their crimes can be ignored and anyone who stands against Muslim causes deserves to be punished.

Erdogan, when visiting Lebanon recently said ‘Turkey won’t be silent if Israel attacks Lebanon, Gaza’
“Does (Israel) think it can enter Lebanon with the most modern aircraft and tanks to kill women and children, and destroy schools and hospitals, and then expect us to remain silent?”

“Does it think it can use the most modern weapons, phosphorus munitions and cluster bombs to kill children in Gaza and then expect us to remain silent? We will not be silent and we will support justice by all means available to us,”
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EU Conceived of the Idea of Unilateral Declaration of pal State

The euros maintain their long, sordid history of treachery against the Jews. The islamic invasion and takeover of the continent is poetic justice.

Via Israpundit:
Declaring Palestinian Statehood
By Aryeh Tepper


Salam Fayyad.

Palestinian political figures, said to be frustrated with the pace and trajectory of peace talks with Israel, have increasingly made noises about taking matters into their own hands and unilaterally declaring a Palestinian state. In practical terms, this means implementing Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's plan for Palestinian independence first unveiled in August 2009. According to that plan, the Palestinians would devote two years to developing the infrastructure of their embryonic state, including in areas under full Israeli control, at the conclusion of which the Palestinian state would be a fact on the ground lacking only international recognition.


How exactly would they secure that recognition? Once their fledgling state was in place, the Palestinians would take their case to the UN while also seeking the de facto endorsement of Western powers, especially from within the European Union. In going down this path they would be following the lead of the breakaway province of Kosovo that in 2008 unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia. That declaration was the culmination of a twelve-year process that began with the 1996-99 war between Muslim Kosovars and Christian Serbs and followed eight years in which the region was administered by the United Nations. Even though fewer than 40 percent of UN member states now recognize Kosovo's independence, the U.K., France, Germany, and the U.S. were quick to grant official recognition, and from Kosovo's perspective these are the countries that count. The Palestinians agree.

And where did Palestinians get the idea of imitating Kosovo? Not on their own, it seems. Instead, like so many mischievous and reckless ideas of our era, this one was the gift of European diplomats. According to Saeb Erekat, the senior Palestinian negotiator, the notion was first proposed to the Palestinians in 2008 by Javier Solana, the EU's foreign-policy chief, and was soon echoed by others. Adding fuel, a 2009 EU document raised the possibility of unilaterally recognizing east Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. More recently still, the French foreign minister, Bernard Kouchner, averred that "one cannot rule out in principle" Security Council recognition of Palestinian independence.

One might be forgiven for questioning this unwonted passion for "cowboy" action on the part of Europeans otherwise famous for their devotion to multilateral solutions for complex international problems. The key would once again seem to be Kosovo. More particularly, the key would seem to lie in the diplomatic lessons drawn from that earlier conflict by one Richard Goldstone—the same Goldstone who in 2009 would lead the notorious UN "fact-finding" mission on the Gaza conflict. In 1999-2001, Goldstone chaired the Independent International Commission on Kosovo; according to his own account, one of the main lessons of that war was, precisely, the need for strong-willed, preemptive, diplomatic action by the "international community" on behalf of those whose human rights are being violated.

As with Kosovo then, so with Palestinians now—or so the reasoning appears to run. Preemptive, unilateral action must be the international community's weapon of choice when the principle of self-determination meets the "internationalization of human rights."

It would be all too easy to point to the hypocrisy of European advocates of this sort of behavior, what with their long history of expressing shock and disapproval at any American or Israeli resort to "unilateralism" (in, be it noted, self-defense). It would be no less easy to point to their selectivity in picking the beneficiaries of their high-minded solicitude. Pacifying the Muslim Kosovars with statehood was an obvious move for Europeans rattled by the potential of spreading violence on their doorstep, and an especially opportune one at a moment when the Serbs had been successfully branded as international pariahs. The parallels with Israel and the Palestinians, as attractive as they are facile and false, must have seemed irresistible.

The Netanyahu administration takes the threat of Palestinian unilateralism seriously, and has reportedly asked for a U.S. commitment to veto any initiative in that direction at the UN Security Council. One might add that, around the world, countries like India, China, Russia, and perhaps even Spain and Turkey, all of which face the threat of restive minorities within their borders, have much to fear if unilateralism gains further validity as a tool of international diplomacy. Where Israel in particular is concerned, the push for a UN-backed imposed solution takes its place among several recently opened fronts in the political war on the legitimacy of Jewish sovereignty. The fact that such mischief-making could result in threatening the stability of European states themselves, if not the entire global order, is just further testimony that, when anti-Israel passions are in the air, anything goes.

The anti-Semite is willing to forgo any concern for his or her own self-preservation in order to harm the Jews. That’s how irrational and strong an emotional force anti-Semitism is.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Norwegian Anti-Semites Call for Boycott of Israel

Let’s see, out of all the countries in the world, most of which deny basic freedoms, many which routinely violate human rights, these group of Norwegian celebrities choose to launch a boycott against a free, democratic nation which also just happens to be the world’s only Jewish state. I can’t imagine why.

One hundred famous Norwegians call for cultural and academic boycott of Israel Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The European Jewish Press


By Cnaan Liphshiz

A Norwegian ex-premier denounced their boycott call.

Egil Drillo Olsen, coach for the national Norwegian football team, recently wrote in Aftenposten, the country’s second largest paper, that the call to boycott Israel was “in line with what 90 percent of the world’s population believes. There cannot be many other opinions.”

The petition is the last item in a string of similar and high-profile initiatives to have taken place in Norway over the past two years. It was signed by coach Olsen and 99 other public figures from the arts and culture, who stated that a boycott is “necessary” not only to help Palestinians, but also to “support Israelis opposing the occupation.”

Norwegian former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik called the boycott call “unhelpful” and “not representative” of the current government’s policy.

Bondevik, who presided over the Norwegian government for seven years over the period 1997 until 2005 on behalf of the Christian Democratic Party, added he wished to “reassure” Israelis that “boycott is not an issue in Norway.”

But Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, a senior researcher of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist trends in Scandinavia, alleges Norway is a “pioneer” in the Western world promoting boycotts and hatred against Israel.

Gerstenfeld, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, notes some “uniquely Norwegian developments unparalleled elsewhere in the West.”

Among them, he lists praise that Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere wrote last year for a book accusing the Israeli army of deliberately killing Gazan women and children, and the promotion of a Norwegian diplomat who had compared Operation Cast Lead in Gaza with the action of the Nazis.

That same year the major Norwegian State pension fund divested from Elbit Systems because of the company’s involvement in building the security fence.

Since then, Norwegian shares in several other Israeli companies have been divested. In November 2009, a Norwegian university, NTNU in Trondheim, became the first in the West whose Board openly discussed boycotting Israel. The plan was ultimately unanimously rejected.

“Norway’s case is unique because it is a country dominated by a political, media and cultural elite with deep-rooted anti-Israeli attitudes stemming from their political world view,” Gerstenfeld said. “It poses a threat to Israel because it may be the place where precedents are set in the campaign to delegitimize Israel.”

Israel Has to Keep Building

Via Israpundit:
Mideast expert: US letter on freeze deal has been completed


By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER AND HERB KEINON

Netanyahu made verbal commitment to Clinton to make progress on territory during renewed settlement freeze as part of agreement.


Barak said a way had to be found to end the disagreement with the US over the construction issues, “because this is our greatest vulnerability in the world; there is not a government in the world that recognizes our right to build in Judea and Samaria.”

Who cares what the world recognizes? It’s not for them to say. This is Israel’s land.
“What is very important is to let the negotiators sit around the table and get an agreement including on the borders, not to decide from Brussels or elsewhere what should the Palestinian state be,” Frattini said. “We do want a Palestinian state as soon as possible, but there is no consensus and there are no proposals in Europe to have a decision on behalf of the two negotiators.”

Why do they want a “palestinian” state as soon as possible or at all? What good will come of creating another islamic terror state?
Following the meeting, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issued a statement saying that the ministers exchanged views and “voiced their concern at the current lack of progress and the ongoing settlement activities, particularly in east Jerusalem. The High Representative [Ashton] pointed to the Council’s December 2009 conclusions and recalled that settlements are illegal under international law, are an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible.”

Will someone shut this witch the hell up already and tell her to stop interfering in Israel’s sovereign affairs? Jerusalem is Israel’s sovereign capital not a “settlement”. Building Jewish communities there or in fact anywhere in the Jewish state of Israel including Judea and Samaria are perfectly LEGAL.

Again, I couldn’t care less if the world recognizes the legitimacy of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. I’m not interested in convincing the international community to confer legitimacy on these Jewish communities. I realize that will never happen. My point is that this is Israel’s land and they should act like it and do as they please, ignoring international opinion which has no business interfering in Israel’s internal affairs. Furthermore world opinion is not based on truth, justice or international law but on appeasing the violent and oil rich muslim world at the expense of Israel. So why should Israel consider any proclamations against it by the international community as legitimate since nations base their claims against Israel on self-interest alone?

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The NYT and “Honor” Murders

Once again the NY Slimes provides cover for islamic violence by pretending an “honor” killing in Iraq had to do with culture or tribalism rather than islam. Never mind that more than 90% of “honor” murders in the world are perpetrated by muslims.

Romeo and Juliet in Muslim Iraq

by Phyllis Chesler, Newsreal Blog

Romeo and Juliet are alive and well in Dokan, Iraq—well, not exactly. Romeo (Aram Jamal Rasool) was murdered in an honor killing. Juliet (Sirwa Hama Amin) gave birth to her legal husband Romeo’s son, but was also permanently shunned by her own family—the same family who killed her beloved Romeo. Juliet now lives in a house filled with weapons and is escorted by armed guards provided by Romeo’s family when she leaves the house.

This Juliet can never marry again. She is a dishonored woman. She can never see her relatives again—except perhaps for a moment, when they murder her; perhaps not even then, for her family may send a paid assassin to cleanse its shame.

The honor murder of a man, not a woman has, seemingly, catapulted the case into the American media. Finally, at long last, even the New York Times has written about an honor killing committed in a Muslim country: Iraqi Kurdistan. In the past, the same American mainstream media which has refused to write about honor killings committed in the United States, has only addressed honor killings in India; they do not hesitate to describe them as “Hindu” honor killings if indeed, Hindus have committed the crime.

However, in this latest article the word “Muslim” or “Islam” is never used. But the article, written by John Leland and Namo Abdulla, goes further than this mere omission. Its clear political objective appears in the title and subtitle: “A Killing Set Honor Above Love: A Stern Tribal Code Grips Iraqi Kurdistan.”
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another TSA Horror Story

One TSA horror story after another piles up. Innocent Americans are being harrassed and humiliated because our insane government refuses to profile MUSLIMS in airports, the people who are actually a terrorist threat. It’s deemed wrong to humiliate muslims by pulling them aside, however humiliating cancer patients is ok. Enough of this crap already. There needs to be a massive revolt. This administration is a nightmare on every level.

Man’s urostomy bag damaged during TSA pat-down; forced to fly with urine on him

Marc Schenker, Examiner

Man’s urostomy bag damaged during invasive TSA pat-down; forced to fly with urine all over him. A survivor of bladder cancer had his urostomy bag mishandled so badly during an inconsiderate TSA agent’s pat-down that it was unplugged, leaving him with urine trickling down his legs and his clothes soaked with urine. This incident of massive, government invasiveness occurred on November 7 as the man, retired teacher Thomas Sawyer, was making his way through Detroit Metropolitan Airport with his wife. All that Sawyer wanted to do—had a right to do as an American—was to make his way through the airport with some dignity intact as he looked forward to his trip to Orlando, Florida. However, a miserably untrained, arrogant and all-around inconsiderate TSA agent made sure he was humiliated instead.

Sawyer’s story is one that is, unfortunately, becoming all too common as more and more Americans, and international travelers, too, struggle to make their way through America’s airports in the wake of the genius TSA’s invasive and heavy-handed new rules regarding airport screening. It also illustrates why these invasive pat-downs and other techniques like the screening, which don’t even do anything to catch terrorists since they fail to detect things like liquids, are unconstitutional, an invasion of privacy, and a power the government has only assumed it has.
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BBC Investigation of saudi Funded Schools

Barack Hussein Obama just snuck by the biggest arms deal ever to the hideous saudi regime which continues to fund mosques and madrassas that teach muslim children to hate and kill Christians and Jews.

Atlas Shrugs:
BBC Uncovers Schools Teaching 6-Year olds How to Hack off thieves’ hands, Hatred of Christians and Jews


This best illustrates the danger inherent in madrassas. Here in America, the expansion of the Islamic Saudi Academy (whose valedictorian is serving a life sentence for a plot to assassinate the President) has met fierce opposition, and rightly so. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the hate academy’s plan to expand.

The Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), is founded, funded, and controlled by the Saudi Government. The school’s curriculum and the crimes committed by those who attended or worked at the ISA:

Ismail Selim Elbarasse served as an accountant at ISA for 14 years before he was arrested for videotaping bridge structures including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in August, 2004. On the day of his arrest, he was also named as an “unindicted co-conspirator” for laundering money on behalf of the American affiliate of Hamas.

Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, an ISA valedictorian, is serving a thirty-year prison sentence for providing material support to Al-Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President G.W. Bush.

Abdalla I. Al-Shabnan, Director General (Principal) ISA, was arrested by Fairfax police in June, 2008 for obstruction of justice and failing to report a case of child sexual abuse involving a five year old girl at the Popes Head campus. Al-Shabnan was fined $500.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Imminent Attack on Britain?

Now what is wrong with us in the west that we allow islamic terror training camps to operate on our soil with impunity? Authorities are aware of their existence so why aren't these places raided and the terrorists imprisoned long before they get to the point of an imminent attack?

Atlas Shrugs:
Scotland: Mysterious Bomb Blast Link to 'imminent' attack

More mysterious explosions tied to the religion of peace, but not to worry. Law enforcement and the media are covering it up nicely so that you won't have to worry your pretty little head about motive and genocidal ideology. The strategy of our political and media betters is to target the very few who speak to motive.

UK Atlas reader Zeminkaya tells me, "Information about the mystery explosion at Ross Priory in Scotland is still a drip feed. Still no official confirmation that it's definitely RoP related, but the full story may break soon(ish)."


'Terrorism expert' - "may indicate terror attack on Britain is imminent"
"Terrorists get training in Pakistan, or Afghanistan, they get shown the materials and how to put the bombs together. But the critical thing is how to detonate it." he said. "I would think they were planning for something imminent."
'former senior security source' - "This is somebody who is testing the viability of an explosive."
A tree is thought to have snapped in half during the explosion, reported to the police on Wednesday afternoon by a dog walker - ? too big a blast to be a schoolboy prank.
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The Latest Ground Zero mosque Outrage

The developers of the islamic supremacist ground zero mosque continue to rub our noses in 9/11. To add insult to injury, the stealth jihadists have the audacity to apply for the use of our tax dollars for their abomination celebrating the largest muslim massacre of Americans. They applied for a federal 5 million dollar community and cultural enhancement grant. The islamic supremacists will continue to stomp all over us as long as we allow them to get away with it. Our politically correct federal government, lacking any pride or patriotism, is likely to approve of this request.

Monday, November 22, 2010

NATO Missile Shield to be Based in Turkey

Turkey should be treated like the enemy it has become and kicked out of NATO. It’s infuriating that a missile shield is going to be based in turkey and controlled by it even as it has turned on Israel and the west and aligned itself with Iran, syria, hamas and hezbollah. The more dangerous an enemy a country becomes, the more Obama caters to and rewards it. It pays to be an enemy of America and Israel under the obama administration.

US security guarantees for Israel worthless when Turkey controls missile shield

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 21, 2010,


By bowing to Ankara’s demand to omit Iran, Syria and their ballistic missiles as a threat from the NATO agreement to establish a missile shield base in Turkey, President Barak Obama has devalued any US security guarantees offered Israel – as well as negating the facility’s avowed purpose. The missile shield and its location in Europe were conceived in the first place for detecting and defusing Iranian and Syrian ballistic missile before they reached Europe or the United States.
“For the first time we’ve agreed to develop a missile defense capability that is strong enough to cover all Nato European territory and populations as well as the United States,” Obama declared Friday, Nov. 19, at the NATO summit in Lisbon.

The US president did not say against who or what. Neither did he reveal the full scope of US and NATO’s surrender to Turkey.
debkafile’s military sources report that the covert clauses in the deal additionally provide for the missile base to come under the command of a Turkish general. President Abdullah Gul held out on this point in discussions with President Obama and NATO leaders, following the lead given him by Prime Minister Tayyep Erdogan of Monday, Nov. 15: “Turkey would demand that NATO assign a Turkish commander to oversee the shield. Especially if this is to be place on our soil…,” said Erdogan.

Turkey’s leaders are very close to the Islamic Republic’s extremist rulers and see nothing amiss in their deploying large portions of Iran’s missile arsenal on Syrian and Lebanese soil (in Hizballah’s keeping). A Turkish general in command of the NATO missile shield cannot be expected to regard threatening missile action by Iran, Syria or Hizballah in the same light as would President Obama or NATO Secretary-General Andres Fogh Rasmussen. He would simply follow the orders of his own prime minister.

So NATO’s forward missile interceptor may be physically and technically located in Turkey but, under a Turkish commander, its usefulness as an operational shield for the West against the most concrete perils facing NATO members is nil.
In these circumstances, there is not much point in Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu holding out for American security guarantees, even after the US State Department spokesman stated Friday, Nov. 19, “The United States is prepared to offer Israel written security guarantees if it would help to restart stalled Middle East peace talks.”

Those guarantees were awarded Turkey at the NATO summit in Lisbon and, by extension, to Iran, Syria and their radical allies, whose missiles are poised on Israel’s borders facing in only one direction.

It is important to remember that American missile defense systems are closely inter-linked with and slotted into corresponding Israeli missile interceptors, air defenses and intelligence.

The Lisbon summit confirmed in its final decision that the new missile shield will complement existing US plans – indeed the US system will also be put at NATO’s disposal and eventually be “incorporated into a single coherent defense system.”

So how can vital US-Israeli missile defense collaboration continue after Turkish generals take control of the NATO defense shield?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Trashing of Sarah Palin by the DC Elite

What the hell is the problem with these people amongst the Washington elite that they have such a visceral disdain for Sarah Palin, even Republicans? Mona Charen is the latest conservative to trash Sarah.

Is it perhaps that Sarah is a real person, not a phony like the DC elite in both parties?

My only fear is that should Sarah receive the nomination, the GOP establishment will work to undermine her out of spite. The GOP apparently would rather lose the White House then support a non-establishment, elitist candidate. Note how they treated Christine O'Donnell.

As to why Sarah Palin is so popular amongst rank and file conservatives is the fact that the GOP elite hasn’t stuck to conservative principles and ultimately cares more about acquiring and maintaining power then about conservative ideals and have no qualms about compromising on those values. The GOP establishment hates principled conservatives.

Human Events via Israpundit:
Jedediah Bila replies to Mona Charen’s “Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run”

In a National Review Online column on November 19, Mona Charen provided an explanation of why she believes Sarah Palin shouldn’t run for President. She argued that after the 2008 campaign, Palin “quit her job as governor after two and a half years…and seemed to chase money and empty celebrity.” She asserted that “Palin seems consumed and obsessed” by the media, labeled Palin’s new TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a “cheesy entrant in the reality-show genre,” and took issue with the fact that Sarah and Todd sit in the Dancing with the Stars audience “cheering on their unwed-mother daughter.” She opined that Palin’s “endorsement of Christine O’Donnell was irresponsible and damaging” and suggested that “She would be terrific as a talk-show host — the new Oprah.”

First and foremost, let’s address one of Charen’s opening points as to why Palin should sit 2012 out. She stated, “Americans will be looking for sober competence, managerial skill, and maturity — not sizzle and flash.” Perhaps a walk down policy lane is in order.

As Governor, Sarah Palin actualized AGIA, the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history. Palin’s administration opened up drilling for oil and gas at Point Thomson for the first time in several decades. As Governor, Palin reduced earmark requests for Alaska by 80%, established Alaska’s Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee safe energy development, placed the state checkbook online, and reduced spending for Fiscal Year 2010 by over one billion dollars from Governor Murkowski’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget. Palin signed ACES, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share bill, into law, incentivizing development and ensuring that Alaskans would receive a “clear and equitable” share of oil profits. She cut costs by selling a private jet purchased by the previous governor and saying “no thank you” to the Executive Mansion’s personal chef. She has served as Chairperson of the AK Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and Vice Chair of the National Governors Association Natural Resource Committee. Prior to her time as Governor, Palin served as Mayor of Wasilla, AK, and city council member in Wasilla. She has also been involved in running a commercial fishing business with her husband Todd.
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Animal Sacrifice Took Place in Basement of muslim Restaurant

PETA is afraid to confront muslims about cruelty to animals. But they have no problem investigating kosher slaughterhouses. Hypocrites!

Logan's Warning:
NY: Islamic Animal Sacrifice Takes Place in Basement of Queens Restaurant
November 19, 2010
By admin
The other day during my travels, I stopped to make a phone call and noticed the following two flyers posted on a lamppost on Hillside Ave, Jamaica Queens.



“Eid Mubarak” is the greeting Muslims use for the festival of Eid al-Adha, and this is a day where Muslims pray and sacrifice animals, to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in the name of Allah. A cow, goat, or a sheep is what is sacrificed.

Well, that is what Muslims say about Abraham. I am not positive, but I am pretty sure the language on the flyers is Bengali.
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This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #292 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at To Kiss A Mezuzah.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Anarchists Wage War on Jews

Anarchists are colluding with the “palestinians” to terrorize Jews and steal their land. Why does Israel allow foreign Jew-hating miscreants to enter their territory, terrorize their citizens and torch their land? A self-respecting nation would not stand for this. The Jews create and build while their islamic and leftist enemies are nothing but destroyers and killers.

Backspin:
Palestinians, Anarchists, Torch Israeli-Owned Land Again


Israeli security arrested a dozen anarchists suspected of torching land belonging to the Bat Ayin. YNet News explains what happened:

The incident began at around 8 am when a group of 30 anarchists, accompanied by a number of photographers from the Al-Jazeera television network, arrived at the site. The anarchists set the field on fire and planted olive trees in the torched soil.

According to the settlers, the method is commonly used to take over land. “When the olive trees grow the Civil Administration has a difficult time determining who the land belongs to,” one of them said.

The grove has been set on fire three times over the past few weeks by anarchists.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

State Department Smears Israel

The hussein obama administration and the State Department, currently under the direction of Hillary the witch, places Israel among nations which violate religious freedom. Of course the State Department has always been anti-Israel regardless of who’s in the White House.

This is an outrageous slander as Israel is the ONLY mideast country which allows freedom of religion. It's the ONLY country in the Middle East where the Christian population has INCREASED.

It seems to me that the administration simply threw Israel into the mix for the sake of showing “evenhandedness” in view of all the muslim countries which were listed. Obama must always prove to the muslim world that it does not favor Israel. That’s what this is about. The truth and facts be damned in the name of reaching out to the muslim world.

US State Dept: Israel Similar to Iran, Iraq and Sudan



by Chana Ya’ar

The U.S. State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton claims that Israel violates religious freedom at the same level as Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and China.

“Religious freedom can be restricted in a variety of ways, from the overt to the subtle,” explains the department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report on 198 countries and territories surveyed by its foreign service personnel, released Wednesday for the period July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009. A wide spectrum of efforts are used to undermine such rights, extending to multilateral, regional and global arenas, the report continues.

Part I of the Executive Summary discusses overall conditions during the reporting period in countries where “violations of religious freedom have been noteworthy.” Israel is listed among 30 nations selected for this category — including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen — due to the emphasis of the Jewish State on maintaining the status quo with regard to respect for Jewish legal standards.

Secretary Clinton Announces the Release of the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report
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Sarah Palin Proclaims Jerusalem is not a Settlement

Such a stark contrast between the moral clarity of Sarah Palin compared to the moral deviant we currently have in the White House who would have us submit to islam and throw Israel to the wolves.

Palin: Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital – not a Settlement

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
INN

Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president, told 85 GOP freshmen Congressmen in an open letter, “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement.”


Writing on the Fox News website, the 2008 vice presidential candidate for the Republican party advised the new legislators, “You
can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them. You can let the President know what you believe… and stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns.”

He other comments on foreign policy regarded Iran and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. She urged the Republican newcomers to “stick to our principles: strong defense, free trade, nurturing allies, and steadfast opposition to America’s enemies. We are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of it."

"Our president does not seem to understand this. If we withdraw from the world, the world will become a much more dangerous place.”

Palin, who visited Israel during her campaign with 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain, called on the new Republicans to “push President Obama to finish the job right in Iraq and get the job done in Afghanistan; otherwise we who are war-weary will forever question why America’s finest are sent overseas to make the ultimate sacrifice with no clear commitment to victory from those who send them.”

Without mentioning a military attack on Iran, she said everyone “should be prepared to stand with the president against Iran’s nuclear aspirations using whatever means necessary to ensure the mullahs in Tehran do not get their hands on nuclear weapons. And you can stand with the Iranian people who oppose the tyrannical rule of the clerics and concretely support their efforts to win their freedom – even if the president does not.”

The Tea Party, which has instilled an old-fashioned patriotic and anti-big government zeal into the Republican party, has called for cuts in foreign aid. Palin advised the new Congressmen not to cut the defense budget when it comes to facing “so many threats – from Islamic extremists to a nuclear Iran to a rising China. As Ronald Reagan said, ‘We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.’

Palin’s open letter focused on undoing the “damage that has been done in the last two years,” since the election of U.S. President Barack Obama. She reminded the legislators that the Republican party campaigned on promises to cut government spending and repeal the health care law that President Obama pushed through Congress.

She also warned them against praise from certain media elements. ”When the left in the media pat you on the back, quickly reassess where you are and readjust, for the liberals' praise is a warning bell you must heed,” Palin declared. “Trust me on that.”

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Jihad Against the Aussie Government

Such are the fruits of multiculturalism and mass muslim immigration. When will the west get a clue?

And when will our side finally declare WE are fed-up?

Via Atlas Shrugs:
Fed-up Muslims to take on ALP Daily Telegraph

ISLAMIC leaders have declared war on the State Government, calling for pro-Muslim candidates to run in key western Sydney Labor seats.

Lebanese Muslim Association president Samier Dandan yesterday used the Eid al-Adha festival at Lakemba to outline his group's political ambitions.

In front of more than 5000 followers, Mr Dandan said Labor had to be kicked out of office at the March election.

"We want the Muslim people to have their say. We are telling them that Labor has not done the job and that it's time for them to go," he said.

Mr Dandan said the Labor seats of Auburn, Lakemba, Liverpool, Bankstown and Canterbury would be targeted. He did not rule out the possibility of running independent candidates at the election.

"I can't disclose our strategy but our message is clear. We need change. Our people have been marginalised and left behind," Mr Dandan said.

Mr Dandan, a member of the Arabic Chamber of Commerce who served as a Muslim Reference Group adviser to former prime minister John Howard, said councils and Labor MPs had discriminated against Sydney's Muslims.

"Enough is enough. Labor thinks these are safe seats. That's why they don't spend the money," he said.

"And the Liberal Party, why would they bother?"

Former NRL star Hazem El Masri has been sounded out by the Liberal Party to stand.

While Labor MPs were nowhere to be seen, Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell sent an Arabic-speaking spokesman.

More than 25,000 people attended the Lakemba mosque yesterday to celebrate the second most important day on the Muslim religious calendar.

George Soros’ Evil Agenda

It turns out that Glenn Beck actually underestimated George Soros’ perfidy during the holocaust. Beck was far too kind in giving Soros the benefit of the doubt because of his age and that he was forced into his actions and saying that he must not have enjoyed what he did. In fact Soros has stated in his own words that the ten month nazi occupation was the happiest time of his life and was adventurous and fun. I maintain that soros is and always has been a sociopath and anti-Semite. And his adult life has consisted of working for the destruction of America and Israel. Abe Foxman and the ADL owe Glenn Beck an apology.

ZOA: It’s Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck’s Criticism

Morton A. Klein

Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) “was happiest

time of my life … adventure … fun”

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944.

In that year, George Soros’ father obtained forged papers and bribed a government official to save his son, George, then 14 years old, by taking him in as his alleged godson under a falsified Christian identity. In this capacity, George Soros accompanied his fake godfather on his appointed rounds as a government official, confiscating property from Jews who were to be deported to their deaths in Auschwitz. George Soros later said that he felt no guilt, remorse or difficulty whatsoever for being in this situation. In fact, he wrote in a forward to his father’s book, “these ten months [of the Nazi occupation] were the happiest times of my life … We led an adventurous life and we had fun together.”

Regarding this circumstance, Mr. Beck said that Soros “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps. I am certainly not saying George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice — I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m not making a judgment, that’s between him and G-d.”

A number of American Jewish leaders condemned Mr. Beck for these remarks, yet a 1998 interview with Soros conducted by Steve Kroft on ‘60 Minutes’ shows that Beck did not misstate the facts:

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes. [Ed. note: Right here, George Soros acknowledges the accuracy of Beck’s statement]

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow” (‘Interview with Steve Kroft,’ ‘60 Minutes,’ December 20, 1998).
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

PA Delays Freeze Deal

Once again the PA saves Israel from itself.

Palestinians have delayed freeze deal with the US

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPost

Sources say PA refusing to return to negotiating table even if new 90-day freeze implemented; opposition is responsible for delay in Israel receiving letter outlining terms of deal.
Palestinian refusal to return to the negotiating table even if a 90-day settlement freeze is in place has delayed the anticipated agreement between Israel and the US for a package of incentives in exchange for such a moratorium, The Jerusalem Post has learned from sources close to the issue.

As a result, there is no formal document to date which sets out the terms of the incentive package which was hammered out last Thursday in a day long meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Netanyahu has insisted that only once he has such a document, will he bring it to the 15-member Security Cabinet for approval.

The Cabinet is set to hold its weekly meeting on Wednesday, but at present, the 90-day freeze is not on the agenda.

Terms of the proposed deal, as presented to the Cabinet by Netanyahu were:
An Israeli insistence on receiving written guarantees that Jewish construction can continue in east Jerusalem, even during the 90-day freeze; the US would pledge not to pressure Israel into extending the freeze or imposing a new one; the US would promise to veto any Palestinian unilateral initiatives in the United Nations Security Council; the US would clarify that during the negotiations, the issue of borders would be dealt with in the context of other cores issues and not become a separate issue.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NYT's Puff Piece on Daisy Khan

Yet more proof that the NYT is nothing more than an anti-American, anti-Semitic ragsheet shilling for enemies of freedom, the islamic supremacists waging war against America, Israel and the west. Here they are fawning over the wife of islamic supremacist rauf who's behind the plan to build the islamic victory mosque at ground zero. The NYT's of course supports this planned symbol of islamic conquest over the site of the most horrific islamic massacre of Americans. The NYT's has no sense of decency or patriotism. But they do have disdain towards decent and patriotic Americans who find this victory mosque at ground zero offensive to say the least.

Atlas Shrugs:
NY Times Con Job: "DAISY KHAN had never seen so many Jews in her life."




The New York Times has a cover story in the, get this, "Fashion and Style" section on Daisy (nee Farhat) Khan. Anne Barnard contributed to Michael Grynbaum's silly puff piece. You will recall that Barnard was a writer on the Times Geller hit piece here. Do check the difference in tone covering the Con and the Geller.

Daisy Khan, an Eloquent Face of Islam Fashion and Style Section (if she is fashion, I am the Pope).

Pamela Geller, Outraged, and Outrageous Metro Section.

The language of morality is in such grave disorder that Khan is fawned over. Her achievement -- a proposal to build a 15-story mega-mosque in a buidling destroyed by the Muslim terror attacks of 911 that slaughterred thousands of Americans in the name of jihad.

I, on the other hand, "wage a form of holy war through Atlas Shrugs, a Web site that attacks Islam" with "venomous rhetoric," according to the Times. My crime? I oppose the Ground Zero mosque.
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"Feminist" Defends islamic Misogyny

Faux "feminist" Lila Abu-Lughod makes excuses for islamic violence against women and blames the west.

The Feminist Politics of Islamic Misogyny

by Phyllis Chesler
American Thinker
November 13, 2010

Studying honor killings is not the same as sensationalizing them -- but Columbia University professor Lila Abu-Lughod disagrees. Moreover, she believes that indigenous Arab and Muslim behavior, including honor-related violence, is best understood as a consequence of Western colonialism -- perhaps even of "Islamophobia."

On October 25, 2010, at the American University of Beirut, Abu-Lughod admonished feminists who ostensibly sensationalize honor killings, a position which, in her opinion, represents "simplistic, civilizational thinking." She "warned that an obsessive focus on the so-called honor crime may have negative repercussions" and that "people should be wary of classifying certain acts as a distinctive form of violence against women." (Her remarks are summarized in a press release published by the university. According to the university, the article on which the speech is based will be published early next year in Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.)

Abu-Lughod opposed the "concept of clear-cut divisions between cultures, which she viewed as a form of imprisoning rural and immigrant communities," and suggested that focusing on "honor crimes" allowed "scholars and activists to ignore important contexts for violence against women: social tensions; political conflicts; forms of racial, class, and ethnic discrimination; religious movements; government policing and surveillance; and military intervention."

What kind of feminism does Abu-Lughod represent? She is a post-colonial, postmodern, cultural relativist, a professor of anthropology and women's and gender studies who does not believe in universal standards of human rights. However, her allegedly feminist work primarily serves the cause of one nationalism only -- Palestinian -- and of one tradition only -- Islam/Islamism.

Abu-Lughod has long held the positions she expressed in Beirut. According to her 2002 article in The American Anthropologist, "Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?," Abu-Lughod believes that wearing the Islamic veil signifies "respectability" for Muslim women. More, it can be "read as a sign of educated, urban sophistication, a sort of modernity." She writes,

Why are we surprised that Afghan women do not throw off their burqas when we know perfectly well that it would not be appropriate to wear shorts to the opera? If we think that U.S. women live in a world of choice regarding clothing, all we need to do is to remind ourselves of the expression "the tyranny of fashion."
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Is she for real in making this analogy? How do you compare Afghan women being forced to shroud themselves whenever they are out in public to being required to dress formally at the opera? In the first place, one has the choice to go to the opera and in the second place, the opera doesn’t require women to be fully shrouded from head to toe. Yes, American women DO live in a world of choice regarding clothing. What would make Abu-Lughod claim otherwise? And finally, the reason women in Afghanistan don’t throw off their burkas is because they would likely have acid thrown in their face. They don’t wear them of their own free will. This abu-lughod is disgraceful in not only lying about muslim women choosing to be veiled but by being an apologist for muslim violence against women. This is what modern “feminism” has come down to, being apologists for the most violent misogynistic culture and ideology in the world. All for the sake of creating an alliance with the islamic world which shares the goal of destroying Israel and America.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Obama’s Suicidal Demands on Israel

Obama has been politically weakened by the mid term elections. Why on earth is Bibi compelled to give in to any of his demands, let alone ones which are fatal to the state of Israel?

Obama’s Israel squeeze: Worse than you know

Demands Jewish state retreat from territory vital for survival


By Aaron Klein

WorldNetDaily

NEW YORK – A U.S. proposal for a deal with the Palestinian Authority did not include an Israeli lease for part of the strategic Jordan Valley as widely reported, according to a senior PA official speaking to WND.

The PA official said the proposed deal from the Obama administration instead gave most of that territory entirely to Palestinian control.

The official was referring to a report from Israel’s Army Radio US which claimed the Obama administration proposed that Israel relinquish the Jordan Valley to the Palestinians and that the Jewish state would lease back parts of the valley from the Palestinians for a up to seven years.

According to that report, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed to the idea, but asked for the arrangement for the lease to be longer than seven years.

The PA official told WND the Obama administration instead has adopted the Palestinian position that the Jordan Valley should become part of a future Palestinian state entirely.

The official said the U.S. had proposed that international troops, along with Jordanian and Palestinian forces, would patrol the area. The official said discussions would be held with Israel for special security arrangements in the Jordan Valley to be determined.
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CAIR Demands Special Rights for muslims at Airports

So muslims and only muslims get to dictate how they are to be searched. The rest of us must be searched all over, have our privacy violated and have no say in the matter. The sick irony is that the very people who are responsible for terrorism are the ones who are getting preferential treatment, who won't be thoroughly searched while the rest of the innocent population is forced to undergo humiliating body searches. This is Alice Through the looking glass.

And if these hijab clad muslim women have something hiding below the head and neck area, its just the tough luck of the rest of the innocent passengers.

Via Atlas Shrugs:
Muslim Group Advises Women Wearing Hijabs to Allow TSA ‘Enhanced Pat Downs’ Only on Head and Neck Area CNS news

(CNSNews.com) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a travel warning to Muslim airline passengers on U.S. aircraft in response to the Transportation Safety Administration’s "enhanced pat down" policy that went into effect in late October.

CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #291, the tribute to Stephen Harper issue, of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at The Rebbetzin's Husband.

ADL Attacks Beck in Defense of Soros

I don’t care if he was only 14. Soros was a kapo who turned in fellow Jews to save himself and admittedly has no remorse. I don’t know if he enjoyed it but he certainly was at least indifferent to their plight. He ought to be judged and judged extremely harshly. By the age of 14 one has the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and good and evil. I believe soros is and has always been an evil sociopath. Soros remains an ENEMY of the Jewish people to this day and the fact that the fool Foxman and other Jewish leaders dare defend him and attack Beck who sympathizes with Jews and Israel, is a disgrace. It’s ironic that the left which has been responsible for the global spread of anti-Semitism in recent years along with aiding the muslim jihad against Israel, has the audacity to falsely accuse Glenn Beck of anti-Semitism.

Beck attack on Soros outrages Jewish leaders



Beck unsubstantiated?

Israel Matzav

I had the video of Glenn Beck’s takedown of George Soros open all day on Thursday, but I just didn’t have the hour to watch it. It doesn’t matter. I know this story well and I know well enough how to answer it.

The American Jewish Left hates Glenn Beck so much that they will defend anyone against him. Even the despicable George Soros.

Jewish leaders are expressing outrage that Fox News Channel provocateur Glenn Beck has revived an unfounded claim that billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros as a child in Nazi-collaborating Hungary helped ship Jews to death camps.

Beck is running a series this week on his radio and TV shows portraying Soros as attempting to control the U.S. economy, and on Wednesday he attacked Soros’ childhood during World War II.

“And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off,” Beck said. “And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening.

“Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps. And I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a choice. I mean, he’s 14 years old. He was surviving. So I’m not making a judgment. That’s between him and God. As a 14-year-old boy, I don’t know what you would do.”
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Palestinian" Arrested For Criticizing islam on Facebook

I'll be waiting for the UN and all the NGO's and human rights groups who feign such concern for the fakestinians to express their outrage over this. But we know their outrage regarding "palestinian" victimization is only reserved for the imaginary "crimes" of Israel.

Atlas Shrugs:
"Palestinian" blogger Faces Life Sentence for Facebook Criticism of Islam


Obama just sent these cavemen another 150 million dollars, while he was cutting off Israel's oxygen. Appalling. This Palestinaian blogger needs my bus ad.

Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam Y Net News

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The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from the West Bank town of Qalqilya, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority – and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence.

Residents of Qalqilya say they had no idea that Walid Husayin – the 26-year-old son of a Muslim scholar – was leading a double life.

Now, Husayin faces a potential life prison sentence on heresy charges for "insulting the divine essence." Many in this conservative Muslim town say he should be killed for renouncing Islam, and even family members say he should remain behind bars for life.

"He should be burned to death," said Abdul-Latif Dahoud, a 35-year-old Qalqilya resident. The execution should take place in public "to be an example to others," he added.
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His Facebook groups elicited hundreds of angry comments, detailed death threats and the formation of more than a dozen Facebook groups against him, including once called "Fight the blasphemer who said 'I am God.'"

Husayin is the first to be arrested in the West Bank for his religious views, said Tayseer Tamimi, the former chief Islamic judge in the area.

The Western-backed Palestinian Authority is among the more religiously liberal Arab governments in the region. It is dominated by secular elites and has frequently cracked down on hardline Muslims and activists connected to its conservative Islamic rival, Hamas.

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Marxists Take Over the Democrat Party

A communist Soros run group is urging Obama to bypass the democratic process and enforce their marxist agenda against the will of the American people. As things stand, the democrat party has been completely taken over by people with a stalinist mentality. I have to wonder why these people, including Soros don’t just move to Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea if they want to live under this system and stop trying to destroy America. We don’t want any part of the sick, destructive agenda that the bastard Soros and his disciples wish to impose upon America. We value our freedom.

Soros group wants Obama to rule by executive order

Organization cites mid-terms, claims progressives registered victory


By Aaron Klein
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

NEW YORK – It was progressives who won the mid-term elections, particularly incumbents in a socialist-founded congressional caucus that emerged from last week’s ballots virtually unscathed, boasted an article published by the George Soros-funded Institute for Policy Studies, a Marxist-oriented think-tank in Washington, D.C.

The article recommends that President Obama govern from executive order to push through a progressive agenda.

“Progressives won in the 2010 mid-term elections,” wrote Karen Dolan, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, or IPS, and director of the Cities for Progress and Cities for Peace projects based at the radical organization.

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus in the House Democratic Caucus at over 80 members, emerged virtually unscathed, losing only three members,” she wrote, in the piece published on the IPS website.

“By contrast, the conservative Blue Dog Democratic caucus was more than sliced in half from 54 members to only 26. Further, of the 34 conservative Dems who voted against Obama’s Healthcare Reform, a mere 12 won re-election,” she wrote.

Dolan declared that “our work is now finally beginning.”

“The veil of a happy Democratic governing majority is finally lifted. We didn’t have it then; We don’t have it now. But what we do have now is a more solidly progressive bunch of Dems in Congress and a president presumably less encumbered by the false illusion that playing nice will get him a date with the other team.”

She went on to recommend that progressives “throw our support unabashedly behind the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and let’s push Obama to finally do the right thing through as many Executive Orders as we can present to him.”
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Obama's Anti-Israel Obsession

Indeed it is offensive to tout Indonesia's great tolerance as Obama did. Indonesia committed genocide in East Timor. Christian churches have been burned in Indonesia. Women have been flogged for selling rice during ramadan. Indonesia is by no means tolerant.

Hussein obama deliberately insulted Israel by condemning it in an islamic country while ignoring the REAL human rights abuses of Indonesia.

The notion that the Jews are colonialist occupiers of the holiest city in Judaism, a city to which the Jews have a 3000 year history, is a gross obscenity. Israeli officials must aggressively state so publicly.

via Israpundit:
Barack Obama: the Most Anti-Israel President!


By Ken Blackwell, AMERICAN THINKER

With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it’s a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history.

In going to Jakarta, Indonesia, to launch his latest attack, he literally went to the ends of the earth to give voice to his displeasure. He emphasized his opposition to the policies of the elected government of Israel.

He used his Jakarta platform to complain about Israel building apartments for her growing population. Where? In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

To make matters even worse, Jakarta is a city no Israeli is allowed to enter! The symbolism of saying what he said in the country and city where he said it is simply atrocious.

He was in Indonesia less than 24 hours. If he had to make such a one-sided and unfair pronouncement, couldn’t he at least have waited until he got to South Korea? Touting Indonesia’s great tolerance is offensive. We love everyone here in Indonesia, except the Israelis, of course, and except Catholic school girls who get beheaded on their way to school.

What could he have been thinking in traveling to his boyhood home — in what is widely described as the largest Muslim country in the world — and sharply criticizing Israel? It’s as if he is determined to take an unfriendly stance and to reinforce it with his own biography: This place was a second home to me, and I am telling you, Israel, to knock it off! Those were not his actual words, but how else can we interpret his bizarre sense of time and place?

President Obama’s foreign policy puts much greater emphasis on the UN as a world body. He has changed previous policy by bowing to the UN’s horrendous Human Rights Council. This is a body that contains Russia, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia — those paragons of human rights. It is to this body that the Obama administration finds it necessary to “report.” The reports we have submitted essentially apologize to these brutal despots at the UN for not fully implementing more of the Obama legislative agenda at home.

The President has admitted he and his party took a “shellacking” in the midterm elections. So implementation of that agenda looks increasingly problematic. Shellacking it may be, but you cannot put a high-gloss veneer on what happened November 2nd. Voters streamed into the polling places to render a vote of “no confidence” in this administration.

Interestingly, if the United States had a constitutional system similar to the parliamentary social democracies that Mr. Obama and so many of his liberal allies clearly favor, they would all be out of office. None of the leaders he will encounter in his G-20 meeting in South Korea this week would be appearing in the group photo if their parties had been given such a shellacking by the voters in their countries.

President Obama can thank his stars for the fact that under the United States Constitution, he still has a full two years to try to implement what’s left of his program. He’ll have a hard time doing it with 60+ new members of the House of Representatives who won their seats touting their staunch opposition to Obama policies.

Here’s an idea he might suggest that could help build consensus and restore his frayed mandate: President Obama should announce that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will be moved — to Jerusalem.

By doing that, he could demonstrate that he is not reflexively anti-Israel. Every other U.S. Embassy in the world is in the host nation’s capital city. When Germany united twenty years ago, the new government there designated Berlin as their capital. The U.S. Embassy in Bonn obediently packed up and moved to Berlin in 1999.

By moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, he could reassure Israelis — only 4% of whom think he is a friend of Israel. And he could show “the Muslim world” that he keeps trying to appease that the United States will not abandon its historic alliance with Israel. It’s a sad commentary that such a reassurance is increasingly necessary.

Ken Blackwell is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council. He serves on the board of directors of the Club for Growth, National Taxpayers Union, and National Rifle Association and is co-author of The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency.

Friday, November 12, 2010

All of Jerusalem Belongs to Israel

Bibi needs to dispense with the pretense that it is ever possible to make peace with annihilationist enemies. Israel needs to put an end to these endless “peace” process charades and publicly declare that ALL of Israel, including Judea and Samaria and ALL of Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and will always remain part of the sovereign state of Israel. There is 3000 years of Jewish history in Jerusalem. The arab-muslims have no historical or religious right of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem. No peaceful coexistence is ever possible with muslims as history and the current global jihad show. But the west simply chooses to sacrifice Israel in the belief that they can placate implacable enemies. Israeli leaders need to state before the entire world that they will not be made a sacrificial lamb.

Netanyahu to Obama: Jerusalem is not a settlement

By TOVAH LAZAROFF AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, J Post

Exchange between Israel, US continues; State Dept. says both parties responsible for creating conditions for successful negotiations.

The peace process threatened to spiral out of control Tuesday over Israeli plans to advance 1,345 housing units in Jewish neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had flown to the US Saturday night hoping to break the impasse in the stalled peace talks. Instead, US President Barack Obama publicly reprimanded him as the Palestinians reissued their threats to seek unilateral statehood.

“The international community must respond to Israel’s unilateral measures by instantly recognizing a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders,” said chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Speaking about the Jerusalem homes at a press conference in Indonesia, Obama said, “This kind of activity is never helpful when it comes to peace negotiations.” He added that such “incremental steps can end up breaking down trust between the parties.”

Netanyahu, in turn, sharply defended Israel’s right to build in Jerusalem, which it claims as its eternal united capital, even as the Palestinians claim the eastern party of the city as the capital of their future state.

“Jerusalem is not a settlement. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the government had never agreed to place any restrictions on construction in Jerusalem, which has 800,000 residents.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Obama Condemns Israel in Indonesia

Another brilliant piece from Daniel Greenfield. Indeed it is a sick world in which muslims can perpetrate genocide with impunity while Jews are repremanded for building homes in the capital of their own homeland even by the so called leader of the free world. What compounds the outrage about hussein Obama's latest attack on Israel over Jewish housing in Jerusalem is the fact that he did it during his visit to Indonesia all the while ignoring Indonesia's very real atrocities against Christians in East Timor and Chinese women. And we certainly can’t expect the morally depraved media to confront obama on this since the media itself is guilty of the same. Front page headlines are printed about Jewish homes being built in the capital of the Jewish state, but one has to read blogs to be aware that muslim Indonesia perpetrated genocide against Christians in East Timor.

A Smiling Obama Returns to Bloody Jakarta


By Sultan Knish

The media narrative is that Barack Hussein Obama is returning to the place where he grew up as part of a diplomatic tour. The truth is that Obama is visiting a genocidal country and paying homage to its regime, even while many of the atrocities continue.

While Obama found time to blast Israel for building housing in Jerusalem, he made no mention of the Indonesian genocide in East Timor. No word about the Indonesian mass murder of between 100,000 to 200,000 people in a country whose population totaled little more than half a million. Shortly after Obama left Jakarta, the Indonesian regime began an occupation that lasted until 1999. An occupation armed and aided by successive US administrations.

But there is a reason you won’t hear about the meat hooks where Indonesian backed militias hung their victims, before mutilating and killing them. You won’t hear about the fields of the dead where the corpses of men, women and children were piled into mass graves. You won’t hear of the machete squads who hacked people to death in full public view and on video. You certainly won’t hear about the ethnic cleansing, the mass deportations, the gang rapes or even the murder of Western reporters. And there’s a simple reason for all that.

Indonesia is a Muslim country. Their victims in East Timor were Christians.

To understand the significance of Obama’s biography– imagine that an American President who grew up in Nazi Germany on the eve of war, wrote only about his idyllic childhood running around the streets of Berlin and learning to read Mein Kampf, and then returned decades later, with no concession that a genocide had occurred here.

Not only does Obama insist on playing dumb when it comes to his adopted country’s genocidal recent history, but appointed Dennis Blair as Director of National Intelligence. Back in 1999, after 200 people had been massacred in a Catholic Church, Dennis Blair was sent to ask for an end to the killing, instead he invited the Indonesian general to Hawaii and offered him American military assistance. This did not stop Blair from being confirmed, even though he had become a collaborator in genocide. Blair then brought along Chas Freeman, who claimed that China had been restrained in carrying out the Tiananmen Square Massacre. And the likes of Joe Klein and Andrew Sullivan rose to defend Freeman against any criticism.

Blair and Freeman are gone now, but this is an administration that thought both men were worthy of high positions. A nightmarish idea by any measure. Membership in the Nazi party would have disqualified just about any nominee, but giving a thumbs up to genocide and massacres in Asia makes one an honorable man.

But East Timor isn’t the end of it. The same Indonesian military is still in business.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stephen Harper is a True Friend of Israel

Here is the difference between a true leader with character, courage and moral clarity and a shallow individual occupying the White House who’s major concerns are his own international popularity and to avoid at all costs, offending the world’s Jew-hating, America-hating riffraff.

Canadian PM Harper will defend Israel ‘whatever the cost’


Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a speech on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.

(Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he is prepared to suffer any political backlash that comes his way for speaking out against anti-Israel rhetoric.

Harper told an audience Monday that while Israel is receptive to fair criticism, Canada is obligated to stand up for its ally when it comes under attack from others.

“Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because history shows us, and the ideology of the anti-Israel mob tell us all too well, that those who threaten the existence of the Jewish people are in the longer term a threat to all of us.”

The prime minister acknowledged that his position is not popular with all governments and organizations, including members of the United Nations and the Francophonie.
“And I know, by the way, because I have the bruises to show for it, that whether it is at the United Nations or any other international forum, the easiest thing to do is simply to just get along and go along with this anti-Israel rhetoric, to pretend it is just about being even-handed, and to excuse oneself with the label of honest broker.

“There are, after all, a lot more votes — a lot more — in being anti-Israeli than in taking a stand. But as long as I am prime minister, whether it is at the United Nations, the Francophonie or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost.”

Harper made his remarks at the start of a two-day conference on anti-Semitism that is being held on Parliament Hill during Holocaust Education Week.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Judge Issues Restraining Order on Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Amendment

These liberal judges are despicable and will be the death of this nation
as we know it. They are worse than the politicians who at least can be replaced.
This judge has no understanding of the harm she is doing. She has no understanding of the horror of sharia law and how it is diametrically opposed to our constitution. What good does it do for people to vote on amendments if judges are going to frustrate the democratic process by overruling the will of the voters ? The American people understand the danger of islam while the elite just doesn’t get it.

Court order blocks Okla. amendment on Islamic law

By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday to block a new amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the order after an Oklahoma man filed a lawsuit claiming the amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will, which he said is partially based on Islamic Law, also known as Sharia Law.

“My constitutional rights are being violated through the condemnation of my faith,” said Muneer Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma. “Islam was the target of this amendment. This amendment does not have a secular purpose.”

The measure, State Question 755, was approved with 70 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 general election. The judge’s order prevents the state Election Board from certifying the results of that vote, which it had planned to do Tuesday afternoon.

The order will remain in effect until a Nov. 22 hearing on a preliminary injunction.

Awad, a law school graduate who has not been admitted to practice in Oklahoma, was congratulated by Muslims and other supporters following Miles-Lagrange’s ruling. Between 20,000 and 30,000 Muslims live in the state.

“We’re confident in the case. We’re confident in the claims we are making,” said Awad, who filed the lawsuit Thursday. “Today’s ruling is a reminder of the strength of our nation’s legal system and the protections it grants to religious minorities.”

The measure’s author, Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, attended the brief court hearing and said afterward he was surprised by Miles-Lagrange’s decision.

“It thwarts the will of the people,” said Duncan, an attorney who was elected district attorney in the northern Oklahoma counties of Osage and Pawnee in the general election.
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