Saturday, April 30, 2011

Union Thuggery

It should be clear by now that the left are nothing but fascist, totalitarian
thugs. They represent the furthest thing from freedom and human rights as they
proclaim to believe in. A country controlled by the left is one which would be a
totalitarian nightmare.



The Wisconsin Witch Hunt Goes National
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> by _Michelle Malkin_ (/search.php?author_name=Michelle+Malkin)
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> 04/29/2011
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> On May 1, left-wing vigilantes will target companies across the country
> that have committed a mortal sin: sending donations to GOP Gov. Scott Walker
> of Wisconsin. Rest assured, such intolerable acts of political free speech
> will not go unpunished by tolerant Big Labor activists. They're calling for
> both a national boycott of Walker's corporate donors and a coordinated
> sticker vandalism campaign on GOP-tainted products.
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> The Wisconsin Grocers Association is bracing for the anti-Walker witch
> hunt. Anonymous operatives have circulated sabotage stickers on the Internet
> and around Wisconsin that single out Angel Soft tissue paper ("Wiping your
> (expletive) on Wisconsin workers"), Johnsonville Sausage ("These Brats Bust
> Unions") and Coors ("Labor Rights Flow Away Like A Mountain Stream").
> Earlier this week, a "Stick It To Walker" website boasted photos of
vandalized
> Angel Soft tissue packages at a Super Foodtown grocery store in Brooklyn,
> N.Y.
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> This destruction of private property is illegal. Not that it matters to
> anti-Walker protest mobsters, who trampled Wisconsin's Capitol at an
> estimated $5 million in security, repair and cleaning costs to taxpayers.
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> to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The identity of the backers of the
> sticker effort is unknown, although many assume it is being orchestrated by
> public employee unions. This latest effort follows boycotts organized by
> members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union AFSCME 24."
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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Issue is Not Settled

The issue was always the question of Obama's legitimacy which would not be determined alone by Obama's place of birth. Asssuming the released document is legitimate and Obama was indeed born in Hawaii. However he spent part of his childhood in Indonesia and from what I have heard, one had to be a citizen of Indonesia to have gone to school there. So did Obama become an Indonesian citizen during his childhood? And if so, did he ever relinquish his Indonesian citizenship and reestablish his American citizenship. If not, then he would be ineligible for the U.S. presidency. So it might be that Obama
didn't release his birth certificate in order to create a red herring, allowing
the focus to specifically be on his place of birth rather than the issue of Indonesian citizenship. This is why it is possible that Trump was in cahoots with Obama to
place all the attention on his birth certificate. Now the issue is deemed to be
settled and anyone who further challenges Obama's legitimacy will simply be seen
as a kook not worthy of being taken seriously. We must have access to other documents like his passport and college records. See The Case Against Obama's Eligibility.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Praying Jews Shot By PA

The west has passively accepted islamic supremacism. The west passively accepts islamic imperialist revisions of history and claims to territory they have stolen from others, then destroy and build mosques in place. This is especially true of the Jewish state. Jews were shot by the PA terrorists masquerading as "police" at Joseph's Tomb. This was met with silence and indifference by western governments and media. Publications which did cover the incident such as the NY Slimes implied it was the victims own fault for being at a place where they shouldn't be, simply because islamic supremacists claim it as theirs. Never mind Joseph's Tomb, Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs are among Judaism's holiest sites, steeped in thousands of years of Jewish history. Never mind that Judaism preceeded islam by thousands of years. Nevertheless the world accepts islamic imperialists false claims to Jewish territory. UNESCO outrageously has given its approval for islamic supremacists to convert the Jewish holy sites of Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs into mosques. It is long past time for Israeli leaders to boldly stake Jewish claims to ALL of their land and holy sites. It is long past time for the west to aggressively resist islamic imperialism and supremacism.

American Thinker:
Shooting Jews at Prayer
by Peggy Shapiro
April 25, 2011

Palestinian police shouting "Allahu akbar" opened fire on Jews praying
at Joseph's Tomb Sunday, killing one and wounding four. The
worshippers were attacked as they were exiting the prayer site by PA
policemen, who according to the IDF "were fully aware that the men
they fired on were Israeli worshipers who were unarmed and posed no
threat..." The murder was followed by Palestinians rioting and burning
tires at Joseph's Tomb

The attack is far from an aberration; it is an expectation of the
religious intolerance Jewish worshippers have received and can expect
if Palestinians gain their demands for control of Judaism's holiest
sites.

The incident is not the first Arab violence at Joseph's Tomb. Under
the Oslo Agreement, the Palestinian Authority (PA) was committed to
protecting it and other holy sites, Jewish and Christian, and to
ensure access by all. On October 7th, 2000, Palestinians mobs overran
the site, killed a soldier, and ransacked the place, burning Jewish
prayer books, and reducing the sacred site to a smoldering heap of
rubble. An Associated Press dispatch reported, "the dome of the tomb
was painted green and bulldozers were seen clearing the surrounding
area," as the Palestinian Arabs sought to transform the biblical
resting place of Joseph into a Muslim conquest.

The Arab strategy is to claim that each and every Jewish Holy place is
rightfully a Muslim site. (The western media usually acquiesce to this
revision of history.) Once they seize control and deny Jews access,
Arabs desecrate and destroy the very places they had recently deemed
"holy." After Jordanians captured the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem in
1949, the local Arab population began a systematic desecration and
looting of Jewish sites. Fifty-seven ancient synagogues were ransacked
and defaced and 12 were totally and deliberately destroyed. This
condition continued until Jordan lost control of Jerusalem in June
1967.

Last October, Palestinians won their appeal to UNESCO to convert two
of Judaism's holiest places, Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the
Patriarchs, to mosques. These sites, which for 3,800 years have been
the focal point of Jewish history, have no religious significance to
the Palestinians. Their only value to Palestinians is to destroy them
and thus deny their existence and the long Jewish connection to the
land.

The issue is not one of sovereignty or borders. It is not one of
geography or politics. It is one of religious genocide and designed to
erase a people and a religion from the face of the Earth. For those so
accustomed to Muslim "outrage" at any demonstration of Jewish
heritage, today's murder might be explained away by permits and Arab
sensibilities: however, to understand it is necessary to reverse roles
for a moment. Arabs, Christians, Hindus, Ba'hais are allowed to
worship when and how they please in Israel. Imagine if Muslims were
attacked by Israeli police as they approached the Dome of the Rock for
Friday worship and if afterwards, mobs threw burning tires on the
prayer rugs and shattered every holy object. The ensuing riots would
make the reaction to a Danish cartoon seem a picnic. Why are
religious humiliation and intolerance against Islam condemned when
they pass as normal against Judaism?

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Don't Be Fooled By Donald Trump

Conservatives should not be fooled by Trump who is certainly no conservative. He is nothing more than a slick opportunist. He is positioning himself as head of the tea party movement when he has merely latched on to its coattails for his own purposes. He suddenly declares himself pro-life when he has always been in favor of abortion. He is not a free market guy but supports big government when it can be used to his advantage. For instance he has used eminent domain to steal from small property owners to build a parking lot. He has also received loans from the SBA. Also, he has lobbied NY state to prevent legalized gambling and lobbied to prevent Steve Wynn from opening casinos in Atlantic City. These moves were obviously to prevent competition. I am concerned that if Trump decides to run for president conservatives will vote for him in the primaries. He has none of the values of the tea party movement. We need to nominate a principled conservative like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann or Col.West and not an opportunist like Trump. And for all we know he could have been in cohoots with Obama over the birth certificate issue.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

America's Greatest and Most Reliable Ally

This essay is the answer to the anti-Israel left and libertarian Ron Paul right regarding our relationship with Israel. We receive so much more in return compared to the minimal investment we make in military aid to Israel, which in any case is a loan requiring Israel to use the money to purchase American military equipment. What creeps like Ron Paul don't understand is that even if we retreat from the ME, the ME has come to our hemisphere, with hezbollah operating in South America and Iranian ballistic missiles being based in Venezuela which can reach us. He thinks we can isolate ourselves but we can't. The jihadists are coming for us.

The Ultimate Ally
The "realists" are wrong: America needs Israel now more than ever.
BY MICHAEL OREN | MAY/JUNE 2011

What is the definition of an American ally? On an ideological level, an ally is a country that shares America's values, reflects its founding spirit, and resonates with its people's beliefs. Tactically, an ally stands with the United States through multiple conflicts and promotes its global vision. From its location at one strategic crossroads, an ally enhances American intelligence and defense capabilities, and provides ports and training for U.S. forces. Its army is formidable and unequivocally loyal to its democratic government. An ally helps secure America's borders and assists in saving American lives on and off the battlefield. And an ally stimulates the U.S. economy through trade, technological innovation, and job creation.

Few countries fit this description, but Israel is certainly one of them. As U.S. President Barack Obama told a White House gathering, "The United States has no better friend in the world than Israel," a statement reflecting the positions of Democrats and Republicans alike. The importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance has been upheld by successive American administrations and consistently endorsed by lawmakers and military leaders. It should be unimpeachable. But for some it is not.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Left's Love Affair With islam and Totalitarianism

The psychological illnesses behind the left's support for jihad and hatred for Israel and America.

Frontpage:

- An Unholy Marriage

Posted By David Solway On April 25, 2011 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage |
One of the most profound conundrums of our time is the passionate love affair carried on by the young inheritors of the liberal and presumably enlightened West with the totalitarian specimens of the Arab Middle East. They tend to be meltingly soft on Islam—the “religion of peace”—and, obviously, the chief beneficiaries of their misplaced adoration are the Palestinians. Our fellow travelers arrive in the Middle East’s ideological swamp where the terrorists eagerly await them, like crocodiles passing the mustard. Why Western advocates for justice, peace and democracy, as they like to style themselves, believe it could be otherwise almost beggars comprehension.

Is it a case of chronic and pervasive brain cramp among a media-and university-indoctrinated class of adolescent donzels, fueled by the faux idealism of miseducated youth? Today’s youth, as is common knowledge, is mainly oriented toward the dreamscape of the utopian left, which sees reality as a binomial construct: evil here in the world we inhabit, good there in the world to come. And the glorious world to come is already prefigured in Gaza and the West Bank where revolutionary “heroes” fight against tyrannical oppression in the name of freedom and justice. Thus a cohort of our young people, accompanied in many instances by their stunted elders, cluster under the banner of a spurious humanitarianism and sail away or troop off to join their imagined partners in the quest for a better future.

Or does it go deeper than merely arrested development? Is Jamie Glazov right in his analysis of the constitutive factors of leftist utopian thinking, which he regards as predicated on the loss of a sustaining identity or, essentially the same thing in its effect, the repudiation of an unwanted self? According to Glazov, there arises as a result a compelling need to fill the vacancy by committing to a large and powerful collective that promises to restore a sense of meaning, purpose and value to the empty shell of an absconding or rejected self. “This psychological dynamic,” Glazov writes, “involves negative identification whereby a person who has failed to identify positively with his own environment subjugates his individuality to a powerful, authoritarian entity, through which he vicariously experiences a feeling of power and purpose.” As Erich Fromm points out in his definitive study of the integrals of self-abdication, Escape From Freedom, what we are witnessing is the “craving for power over men and the longing for submission to an overwhelmingly strong outside power.” The paradox is only apparent.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Jews" Siding With Jew-Killers

Deranged leftist "Jews" express their sympathy toward the families of the monsters who brutally butchered five members of the Fogel family. The baby killers only regret was that they weren't aware of two other children in the house otherwise they would have been murdered as well. But instead of expressing solidarity with the Fogels, these far left "Jewish" groups have a solidarity visit with the families of the baby butchers, whining about the way the IDF conducted searches in the village where they live. To call these malcontents traitors and self-hating Jews would be a vast understatement. These self-proclaimed, misnamed "human rights" groups have no concern whatsoever for the human rights of Jews or any victims of jihad for that matter. They have placed themselves squarely on the side of the modern day nazis, the current perveyors of Jewish genocide.

Fresno Zionism:
Solidarity with butchers
It’s a truism that so many Jews who purport to care about human rights seem to care far more about the rights of Palestinian Arabs than those of other Jews, in particular, other Jews who live east of the Green Line — who have no rights at all.

Here is a really shocking example. The following article appeared in the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv (the original Hebrew article is here) and was translated by NGO Monitor. The translation doesn’t appear to be on their website yet, so I’ve reproduced it for your edification:

The radical left identifies with the families of the murderers from Awarta

Kalman Liebeskind, Maariv

April 17, 2011

A week ago, subscribers to the mailing lists of extreme left organizations received an important invitation. The activists were summoned to visit the village of Awarta on Saturday, calling it a “solidarity visit” is not a distortion. The email invitation, which was signed by the Coalition of Women for Peace [which receives funding from the New Israel Fund in the US], Combatants for Peace, Gush Shalom, and Humans without Borders, included a few lines on the plight of the villagers of Awarta following the attack in Itamar and after the IDF began to suspect that the killers were from there: Harsh searches, property damage and curfews. Bus transportation [to the solidarity visit] would be provided from Tel Aviv, Kfar Saba and Jerusalem.

Today, the names of the murderers were released — Palestinian human animals who slaughtered the Fogel couple and their children. Today, everyone who heard the details, exposed in the GSS interrogations, could not remain indifferent. This terrorist attack horrifies, boils the blood, and maddens the mind.

But within our midst, there are groups who, more than being concerned for the murdered, are worried about what the killers and their families are going through. It is not the murder that keeps them up at night, but the details of how the IDF treats the suspects. Disgusting.

As mentioned, this visit of extreme left-wing activists can not be called anything other than a solidarity visit. With what exactly do they identify? This I leave to your imagination. However, this is what one of the organizers, Yaakov Manor, posted on the website of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) after the visit:

“Zacharia and I arrived today at Awarta around 3:00 pm. The village was under curfew; a military jeep blocked the main entrance to the village. We found a way to bypass the obstruction. We held the first meeting at the Village Council building. Qais Awad, head of the Council and other local activists attended. The local participants reviewed the situation in the village since the killings in the settlement of Itamar … Since the murder, most of the searches by Israeli security forces focus on Awarta … Dozens of villagers were arrested for investigations that were conducted roughly and under threats… more than 20 villagers are still detained by the security forces.”

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jihad Infiltration of Our Government

Our politically correct feckless government agencies are every bit as dangerous to us as the jihadists. In the name of "reaching out" to the muslim community, stealth jihadist individuals and groups are being allowed as advisors to the very government agencies responsible for terror investigations.

Pajamas Media:
(UPDATED) DOJ Source: Gov’t Muslim ‘Outreach’ Jeopardized Active Terror Investigations
(UPDATE: Rep. Peter King demands answers following Poole's previous article on this topic.) An explosive, must-read interview brings sunlight to our counterproductive "outreach" programs. The case of the missing Somali men from Minneapolis highlights the failure and the absurdity.
April 18, 2011 - by Patrick Poole Share |
UPDATE: On the heels of last week’s article by Patrick Poole, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has sent a letter to Eric Holder this morning demanding answers as to why the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute CAIR, its co-founder Omar Ahmad, and others regarding the Holy Land Foundation case.

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The nearly six-hour interview I conducted earlier this year with a top Department of Justice official on the condition of anonymity brought forth a number of revelations about serious problems within the U.S. government’s homeland security and law enforcement community.

Last Thursday, I reported here exclusively at PJM on a DOJ memo dated March 31, 2010, from Assistant Attorney General David Kris to Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler. The memo effectively ended the prosecution of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) co-founder and Chairman Emeritus Omar Ahmad — in addition to the prosecution of other prominent American Muslim leaders — for helping support the Hamas terrorist organization. This decision, according to my source, was not made based on the overwhelming evidence that had been compiled over the past decade by the U.S. attorney’s office in Dallas, but was made due to potential political embarrassment for the Obama administration and out of fear of inflaming the American Muslim community.

But another troubling claim came out during our interview: “Muslim outreach” programs by U.S. government agencies to terror-tied Islamic groups have directly interfered with ongoing terrorism investigations.

My source began by complaining about the counterproductive nature of such programs:

In all my years working for the U.S. government I have rarely seen anything as mystifying as our outreach to Muslims. Do we really need it? Sure. We need to be reaching out to the Muslim leaders who are working to prevent radicalization, not the ones who are making it happen. But that isn’t what we’re doing.

Instead we’re having countless meetings from the Cabinet level on down with groups and individuals that we know are bad guys and who we’ve repeatedly said in court are actively working to support terrorist groups overseas. We even had [FBI General Counsel] Valerie Caproni meeting regularly with these Hamas guys to get their guidance. What advice do you think they were giving her?

And she knew exactly who she was dealing with. It was the FBI who went into federal court and said that CAIR is Hamas.

But at the same time that FBI agents were testifying in the [Holy Land Foundation] trial that CAIR is a Hamas front there was serious disagreement inside DOJ and the FBI about whether we should continue to work with CAIR or cut them loose. So now we do both.

We say publicly that we don’t have an official relationship, but CAIR still has most of the staff in [Attorney General Eric] Holder and [FBI Director Robert] Mueller’s offices on speed dial. Don’t think for a minute that we stopped dealing with them.

And what exactly is our end game for doing this? Nobody knows. Are we getting anything by reaching out to CAIR? Of course not.

Now think for a minute about what we’re doing in any other context. Thirty years ago we didn’t have government liaisons to the IRA. The FBI doesn’t have an interfaith outreach program to the Mafia. Janet Napolitano doesn’t sit down and have lunch meetings with the Mexican drug cartels. And we don’t appoint members of the Crips and Bloods to our advisory boards on gangs. Well, not yet, at least [laughs].

It sounds really silly when you put it like that, but we have been allowing the bad guys to dictate our national policy on terrorism since the World Trade Center bombing [in 1993]. Let’s not forget that during the Clinton administration we had one of al-Qaeda’s top operatives in America — Abdurahman Alamoudi — organizing iftar dinners at the White House! The same guy who stood beside President Bush right after 9/11. Two years later he’s in prison, but his people are still popping up all over Washington.

Then we had [CAIR Executive Director] Nihad Awad advising Al Gore’s aviation security commission back in the late 90s. We said absolutely nothing even though we had him on our wiretaps five years before at a major Hamas meeting in Philadelphia. Nobody from DOJ or the FBI said a goddamn word because CAIR was advising every single federal agency dealing with terrorism at the time. We wouldn’t have these problems if we had cut them off then and there.

Stuff like that really makes me wonder what in the hell are we doing. I could easily give a dozen more examples going on right now. This bizarre fetish we’ve had about Muslim outreach since 9/11 has even damaged ongoing terrorism investigations and is eventually going to get people killed. I really believe that.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Why I Disdain France and Europe in General

France is ready to grant recognition to a fakestinian terror state at the expense of Israel. Bibi seems to be in a panic to stave off a vote in the UN on fakestinian statehood come September. So his solution for stopping the UN from recognizing a fakestinian state is to come up with his own plan for statehood. What sense does this make? Besides the fact that they are undeserving of statehood from a historical and legal standpoint, it is a certainty that this will be another islamic sharia terror state. So why is the west in a rush to create "palestine"? In any case, Israel is a sovereign nation in which no international entities have the right to declare part of her nation as belonging to another people and steal it from her to give to her enemies. Bibi should not be concerned since the UN vote will be meaningless and instead assert Israel's right to Judea and Samaria and the entirety of Jerusalem.

JPost:

France: EU may recognize Palestinian statehood
By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER AND HERB KEINON
04/22/2011 00:01

Abbas says it would be illogical for US to block statehood bid in UN; Sarkozy reportedly gives Abbas "clear support" for creation of state.
Talkbacks (14)

France said Thursday that European nations were considering unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state.

“Recognition of the state of Palestine is one of the options which France is considering, with its European partners, in a bid to relaunch the peace process,” AFP quoted French Ambassador Gerard Araud as telling a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East.

RELATED:
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By contrast, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, reiterated her opposition to a proposed UN declaration of Palestinian statehood.

“We do not support any unilateral effort by the Palestinians to go to the United Nations to try to obtain some authorization or approval vote with respect to statehood,” she told PBS’s Charlie Rose in an interview late on Wednesday night. “We think we can only achieve the two-state solution that we strongly advocate through negotiation.”

The Palestinians are threatening to seek a unilateral declaration of statehood at the UN General Assembly when it opens in September.

In Paris, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday it would “illogical” for the United States to block a Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN.

Clinton expressed her hope that “everyone would realize that negotiations are the only way,” noting that US President Barack Obama “has said that he will continue to press both sides, which is what we believe we have to do.”
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Genocide of Iraqi Christians

Why did we send soldiers to fight and die in Iraq only to make it safer for the jihadists to persecute and slaughter Christians and institute sharia law? Our government has chosen to ignore the plight of Iraqi Christians in the name of getting along with the muslims.

The Silent Extermination of Iraq’s ‘Christian Dogs’
April 20, 2011, 5:05 pm






by Raymond Ibrahim*

Last week an Iraqi Muslim scholar issued a fatwa that, among other barbarities, asserts that “it is permissible to spill the blood of Iraqi Christians.” Inciting as the fatwa is, it is also redundant. While last October’s Baghdad church attack which killed some sixty Christians is widely known — actually receiving some MSM coverage — the fact is, Christian life in Iraq has been a living hell ever since U.S. forces ousted the late Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Among other atrocities, beheading and crucifying Christians are not irregular occurrences; messages saying “you Christian dogs, leave or die,” are typical. Islamists see the church as an “obscene nest of pagans” and threaten to “exterminate Iraqi Christians.” John Eibner, CEO of Christian Solidarity International, summarized the situation well in a recent letter to President Obama:

The threat of extermination is not empty. Since the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime, more than half the country’s Christian population has been forced by targeted violence to seek refuge abroad or to live away from their homes as internally displaced people. According to the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, over 700 Christians, including bishops and priests, have been killed and 61 churches have been bombed. Seven years after the commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Catholic Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk reports: “He who is not a Muslim in Iraq is a second-class citizen. Often it is necessary to convert or emigrate, otherwise one risks being killed.” This anti-Christian violence is sustained by a widespread culture of Muslim supremacism that extends far beyond those who pull the triggers and detonate the bombs.

Iraqi man grieves at the funeral of his two brothers, slain for being Christian.

The grand irony, of course, is that Christian persecution has increased exponentially under U.S. occupation. As one top Vatican official put it, Christians, “paradoxically, were more protected under the dictatorship” of Saddam Hussein.

What does one make of this — that under Saddam, who was notorious for human rights abuses, Christians were better off than they are under a democratic government sponsored by humanitarian, some would say “Christian,” America?

Like a Baghdad caliph, Saddam appears to have made use of the better educated Christians, who posed no risk to his rule, such as his close confidant Tariq Aziz. Moreover, by keeping a tight lid on the Islamists of his nation — who hated him as a secular apostate no less than the Christians — the latter benefited indirectly.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Islamic Cab Drivers Refuse to Drive to Synogogue

For a nation that pretends it is so liberal and enlightened, Norway is quite tolerant of Anti-semitism. Jew-hating muslim taxi drivers are refusing to drive Jewish passengers to synagogue. The Norwegians have chosen the destroyers and barbarians over the civilized, industrious Jews.

From Norway, Israel and the Jews:

Oslo taxis refuse to drive to the Synagogue
April 10, 2011
By admin

NTNU academic Trond Andresen believes the talk of anti-Semitism is a derailment tactic. Meanwhile in Oslo, taxis refuse to take Jews to the Synagogue.

A young girl writes to Aftenposten, asking when anti-Semitism will end. One thing is for certain, it won’t end unless we take it seriously.

The letter is published in Aftenposten under the title “Jew – a swear word“. Summary: A teenager tells of how the word “Jew” is used as a swear word, even by her friends. She also tells of how visiting relatives were turned down – twice – when trying to take a taxi to the Synagogue, where they were going to attend a Bar Mitzva.

Reports like this have been coming in for a long time.

It does not help when people like Trond Andresen, an academic at prestigious NTNU university, marches in the streets carrying placards saying that all this talk of anti-Semitism in a derailment tactic. The only people being derailed are elderly Jews trying to go to a Bar Mitzva, for God’s sake.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Muslim Rampage in Nigeria

The global jihad rages and continues to be a blight on humanity. Wherever islam takes hold there is bloodshed and oppression on a massive scale and attempts to enforce sharia as well as the destruction of other faiths and cultures and the massacre of non-muslims. In Nigeria, muslims went on a violent rampage over the election victory of a Christian for president.

Riots break out in north as Jonathan landslide looms

Riots erupted across the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria on Monday as President Goodluck Jonathan looked set for a landslide win in a weekend poll, which observers have described as the fairest in decades.


REUTERS - Violent protests erupted across Nigeria's largely Muslim north on Monday as youths angered at President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory torched churches and homes and set up burning barricades.
The vote count showed Jonathan, from the southern oil-producing Niger Delta, had beaten Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler from the north, in the first round.

Observers have called the poll the fairest in decades in Africa's most populous nation but Buhari's supporters accuse the ruling party of rigging. Results show how politically polarised the country is, with Buhari sweeping states in the Muslim north and Jonathan winning the largely Christian south.

Authorities in the northern state of Kaduna imposed a 24-hour curfew after protesters set fire to the residence of Vice President Namadi Sambo in the town of Zaria and forced their way into the central prison, releasing inmates.

The body of a small boy shot in the chest by a stray bullet was brought to a police station, a witness said.

"They have destroyed our cars and our houses. I had to run for my life and I am now in my neighbour's house," said Dora Ogbebor, a resident of Zaria whose origins are in the south.

Plumes of smoke rose into the air in parts of the state capital as protesters set fire to barricades of tyres. Security forces fired in the air and used teargas to disperse groups of youths shouting "We want Buhari, we want Buhari".

A spokesman for Buhari said he had not yet made any statement on the disturbances.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Glenn Beck Stands With Israel

Glenn Beck does an entire show here about Israel. Leftist Jewish groups have tried to falsely smear Beck as an anti-Semite after he rightfully exposed George Soros' nefarious agenda. In the perverse minds of the Jewish left, Christians who support Israel are the anti-Semites and muslims who want to destroy Israel are partners for peace.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #313 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at To Kiss A Mezuzah.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Silencing Truth-Tellers

The government, media and chattering classes refuse to speak the truth about the greatest threat to our civilization. They also seek to silence and marginalize those that do speak the truth about the evil in islam.

Newsreal Blog:
The Battle That Dare Not Speak Its Name: 48 Hours in the Life of an Anti-Islamist
by Phyllis Chesler
Posted on April 14 2011 9:08 pm
Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. For extended biography visit The Phyllis Chesler Organization.



The information is in and I don’t like it one bit. On the other hand, if one remains flexible, realistic, and calm and persists in telling the truth, one may also prevail.

I am talking about the hoops one has to jump through in order to be heard on any subject having to do with Islam.

I am not talking about the Danish Mohammed cartoon controversy, the criminal trials of the heroically determined Dutchman, Geert Wilders, or the unexpectedly great Austrian, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. I am not even talking about Lars Hedegaard of the Danish Free Speech Society, who was put on trial for making “racist” statements about Muslims, Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, or Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist, who has required 24-hour protection. I am not even talking about the high-profile and world-class beauty, Aayan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-Dutch-American feminist anti-Islamist.

Nor am I talking about Random House’s 2008 decision to renege on its contract to publish “The Jewel of Medina,” a novel about Mohammed’s wife Aisha—and all because a single professor suggested via e-mail that the book “might lead to violence”—or about the Yale University Press 2009 decision to omit the Danish cartoons from a book they published about the Danish cartoon controversy; they did not even bother to tell the author.

No, I am not talking about any of this. I am only talking about what happened to me personally in the course of one 24-48 hour period.

A deservedly popular network radio program asked to interview me—but then begged me to “work with them” because they are being closely monitored in terms of their “Islamic” content. “Please be sure to say something like ‘Many Muslims are moderate,’ or ‘All Muslims are not jihadists.’” I assured him that I usually say these kinds of things anyway because I believe them—but still, a cold wind blew across my grave.

A distinguished American government publication had previously interviewed me at great length and very respectfully about honor killings. The editors ultimately asked me to participate in a debate about whether coverage of honor killings in the West “stigmatizes” Muslims. I said it did not—that if anyone was “stigmatized” it was Hindus, whose India-based honor killings are covered by the same American mainstream media which will not cover Muslim honor killings in America. Guess what? When they sent me the final version for my approval I saw that they had dropped the word “Muslim” before “honor killings” and had added a sentence that softened what I had to say about such Muslim-on-Muslim crimes. I immediately re-inserted the word “Muslim” and hope that the piece sees the light of day as I wrote it.

I believe it will. I did not raise my voice or lose patience. Calmly but firmly, I re-inserted my own words and once more explained why they were logically necessary.

But I did wonder: To what extent have the Saudis bought up our government media? Or are the same-old-same-old “politically correct” speech code censorship regulations operating behind the scenes without benefit of legislation?

Finally, on the same day, a magazine commissioned me to write a piece about honor killings but the editor asked me to “try to be balanced so that his bosses will approve the piece more easily.” I pointed out that it was an opinion piece, not a news item. I wrote the piece. It is slated to run—but alongside a piece which will oppose my point of view.

The message is clear: Either steer clear of all Muslim subjects or write only positive things about Islam. At the very least, be prepared to have a companion piece which differs from your own, not in the next issue, but right alongside you, speaking over you, as you speak. Be prepared to have to “debate” as the price for being able to present your own arguments.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Krauthammer is Wrong

I’ve come to dislike Charles Krauthammer. He is a typical faux DC establishment “conservative”. He’s right in that Oslo was a tragic mistake, but the “palestinians”, having not lived up to the accords, having continued with incitement and terrorism, makes Oslo null and void. As to the world not “allowing” Israel to make such a declaration, the world has no say since Israel is a sovereign nation. As to Israel not being able to take on the world, well when you have G-d on your side you can indeed take on the world. Krauthammer and his fake “conservative” DC ilk also despise Sarah Palin as well as other principled conservatives.

Via Israpundit:
Krauthammer: Israel has ‘given away’ claim to West Bank

There is no question that Oslo was a colossal blunder but I disagree that all Judea and Samaria and probably part of Jerusalem is lost. It all depends on our determination to hang tough. No one in the international community can guarantee that any move by us will bring us peace. T. Belman

By MORDECHAI I. TWERSKY, JPOST

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist, in wide-ranging broadcast interview, also discusses Iran, “Arab Spring” and American foreign policy.

Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and political commentator, believes Israel has “given away” its claim to the West Bank and may also be ‘losing’ what he called the “battle to hang on to Jerusalem.”

“Israel’s diplomacy, unfortunately, tragically, catastrophically … has given away the legitimacy of its claim on the West Bank,” Krauthammer told “Inside Israel’s” Mordechai Twersky in a wide-ranging phone interview, April 12. “Now you have to face reality; now you live in a new world, and you have to accept it.”

In a highly controversial column last September titled, “Your Move, Mr. Abbas,” Krauthammer wrote of Israel: “No serious player believes it can hang on forever to the West Bank.”

A week later, in her column for the Jerusalem Post, Senior Contributing Editor Caroline Glick assailed Krauthammer for his remarks. “Given Krauthammer’s tremendous influence in shaping public opinion and policy in the US, his arrogant and false portrayal of reality is debilitating,” Glick wrote.

But in his interview with Twersky, Krauthammer removed himself from the equation.

“Once Israel conceded the Palestinian narrative in Oslo – this is Israeli concessions, this is not me,” said Krauthammer. “This is Israel as a nation. It conceded the legitimacy of the Palestinian revolution; it sort of accepted the Palestinian narrative, denigrated its own narrative of 1948-49. It got the world to accept Palestinian nationalism, nationhood – that’s what Oslo did.” he said.

Recent events in the Middle East have not changed Krauthammer’s view that Israel will have to relinquish parts of the West Bank.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

UCI Hillel Abets Jew-Haters

With Jews like those who run this particular chapter of Hillel, we don't need enemies. What is in the psychological makeup of Jewish liberals which motivates them to align with sworn enemies?

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It is an open secret that university Hillel chapters often find themselves on the side of campus constituencies that support the agenda of Israel’s most vicious enemies. One particularly appalling example of this alliance comes to us from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), whose Hillel chapter has formed an incestuous association with the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI), a controversial student program that emulates the model of the terrorist front group, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), and indeed, even works with ISM leadership. In its most scandalous episode yet, the OTI has been exposed for arranging a meeting between students and a prominent leader of the genocidal terrorist organization Hamas. UCI Hillel’s on-going alliance with such an organization and its record of deceit demand that drastic measures be taken.

Controversy with UCI Hillel erupted in November 2010 when the organization’s president promoted a speaking event featuring a Palestinian activist named George Rishmawi. The event was arranged under the auspices of the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI), but was promoted over Facebook by Hillel leadership. Importantly, the original Facebook flier described Rishmawi as the “cofounder [of] the International Solidarity Movement” (ISM) and the “head of [the] Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies.” This is crucial to note, as the significance of Rishmawi’s affiliation with the ISM cannot be overstated. The ISM is a viciously anti-Israel organization that endorses Palestinian terrorism and is infamous for its abetment of terrorist operations in Israel through its facade of “nonviolent” activism. The group specializes in propagandizing Westerners, whom it uses as human shields to provide cover for terrorists.

Needless to say, when the Orange County Jewish community was alerted to the event, many were outraged. The Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism publicized the event on its website, but shortly thereafter, the event information, including biographical information on Rishmawi, had changed. Rishmawi was described as the “Coordinator for Siraj, Center For Holy Land Studies” and a “former member of the International Solidarity Movement” (emphasis added). Hillel UCI President Matan Lurey explained on the event’s page that there are, in fact, two George Rishmawis, and that there had been confusion about which one had been invited by OTI. Defenders of the talk claimed that it was George S. Rishmawi who was invited to speak, not George N. Rishmawi, a relative and colleague of the former, and notorious cofounder of the ISM.

Unfortunately, the controversy only escalated from there, much of which, is chronicled at www.ha-Emet.com (Hebrew for “the truth”), a community response to events exposed in November. Numerous members of the Jewish community, led by Dee Sterling, were disturbed by the Rishmawi talk and dispatched a letter to Jordan Fruchtman, executive director of Orange County Hillel (which oversees the UCI Hillel). The letter was also sent to Shalom Elcott of the Jewish Federation of Orange County (JFOC) and Jay Feldman, coordinator of the JFOC’s Rose Project, which funds the OTI. More broadly, the letter objected to Hillel and the federation’s support for the OTI, which was being increasingly exposed for the radically anti-Israel student indoctrination program that it is. The letter read, in part:
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bibi Needs to Toughen Up

So Bibi will stave off a unilateral declaration of “palestinian” statehood by essentially just handing over statehood to them himself. What a brilliant strategy! How about simply asserting Israel’s right to Judea and Samaria?

Via Israpundit:
>Netanyahu mulling West Bank pullout to stave off ‘diplomatic tsunami’

HAARETZ DISTORTED BIBI’S REMARKS. HE NEVER SAID TO STAVE OFF A TSUNAMI.

By Barak Ravid, HAARETZ

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing a withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces troops from the West Bank and a series of other measures to block the “diplomatic tsunami” that may follow international recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders at the United Nations General Assembly in September.

The extent of the withdrawal is still unclear, but at this stage Netanyahu is not considering the evacuation of settlements.

Netanyahu believes that there is very little chance of resuming negotiations with the Palestinians but is examining ideas for steps that would be taken in the absence of negotiations to demonstrate an Israeli diplomatic initiative that would rally the United States, the European Union and other Western countries against a unilateral Palestinian move in the UN.

Netanyahu commented on the matter during a meeting with European Union envoys on Monday, after he was asked whether he planned to give a political address soon.

“I have not decided what to say, and when to say it,” the prime minister said.

Netanyahu said: “But two questions should be asked. The first, whether it is at all possible to resume negotiations with the Palestinians? The second question is what actions can be undertaken if resumption of negotiations proves impossible?

Conversations with two Israeli sources with ties to Netanyahu’s bureau led to the conclusion that there are three main ideas being considered.

The first involves another withdrawal in the West Bank, which would see the IDF forces redeploy and security responsibility handed over to the Palestinian Authority. This would mean that in Area B, where Israel has security responsibility and the Palestinians civilian policing functions, full control would be ceded to the PA. In addition, some parts of Area C, where Israel has complete control, will become Area B.

Attorney Isaac Molcho, who advises the prime minister, raised this idea in a meeting with emissaries of the Quartet in Jerusalem last week.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Arab League Backing hamas Rocket Attacks on Israel

It was predicted that the precedent set by the Libya war would be used against Israel and sure enough the arab league is requesting a no-fly zone over Gaza in order to prevent Israeli self-defense and make it that much easier for hamas to mass murder Jews.

Arab League to appeal for Gaza 'no-fly zone'
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Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa announced Sunday his intention to appeal to the UN Security Council for a no-fly zone over Gaza, where repeated Israeli air strikes have left at least 18 people dead since Thursday.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Woman Caned for Adultery in Indonesia

In the "moderate" sharia country of Indonesia, a woman was caned for adultery in front of a cheering mob. Now I realize we are unable to impose our will on every oppressive nation, but the least we can do is stop any economic or diplomatic relations with any country under sharia law. We should have no trade with nor should we give aid to such nations. Liberals in the west advocate boycotts, sanctions and divestment from the free nation of Israel, but it is nations like Indonesia which should actually be boycotted.

Medieval justice... in the 21st Century: Woman caned in front of a baying mob for having an affair

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:55 PM on 10th April 2011



A woman flinches as she is about to be repeatedly caned for having an extramarital affair.

Irdayanti Mukhtar, 34, received nine lashes by Sharia Police for having a relationship with another man, even though she is said to be in the process of divorcing her husband.

The harsh punishment was meted out in front of a crowd of 200 people outside the Al Munawwarah Mosque in Jantho, Indonesia.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375168/Sharia-Law-A-woman-whipped-having-affair.html#ixzz1JG0erNIE
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #312 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Esser Agaroth.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

hamas Missile Onslaught

Enough with the tit-for-tat retaliations and passive defensive measures such as the Iron Dome. It's long past time to obliterate hamas.

Via Israpundit:
Savage missile blitz from Gaza

Sends a million Israelis to shelters

DEBKAfile Special Report April 9, 2011,

Before dawn Saturday, April 9, Hamas inflicted its heaviest missile blitz yet on southern Israel. – acting now on guidelines from the Lebanese Hizballah. More than a dozen heavy Grad missiles were aimed at seven Israeli cities injuring 10 civilians. One exploded in the sand dunes of Palmahim, aimed at Israel’s nuclear research reactor at Nahal Soreq, More missiles landed south of Kiryat Gat, Ofakim, Beersheba and Ashkelon. Sirens sent people running for cover in Gedera and Gan Yavneh. The two Iron Dome systems deployed last week intercepted six of the Grad missiles fired at Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod. The IDF responded by targeting three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younes.

debkafile reported Friday night, April 8: More than 60 Hamas and Jihad Islami mortar shells and missiles hit Israeli towns, villages and farms on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Friday April 8 and injured a civilian. This heightened Israeli fury over Hamas’s attack on a school bus Thursday, April 7, using a sophisticated Cornet anti-tank missile for the first time. A 16-year old boy was critically wounded. This attack was followed by 50 Palestinian rockets and mortar rounds, a blitz which had not abated by Friday night despite constant Israeli counteraction.

debkafile discloses a less obvious motive behind the mounting violence: Hamas is trying to establish new rules for the conflict on advice and directives coming from its Lebanese ally, Hizballah, to step up its barrage on Israel by 25 percent. The IDF is forced to respond to the resulting escalation in kind.

Our intelligence sources report that Hamas was advised by Hizballah to blitz Israel into relinquishing the 500-meter deep security strip the IDF established inside the Gaza border when Palestinian fire on Israel continued after it was temporarily reduced by the 2009 Cast Lead operation.

Hizballah leaders are telling Hamas they should be able to bring their forward and firing positions right up to the Israeli border, a convenience enjoyed by HIzballah on the Lebanese-Israeli frontier ever since 2000 when Israel quit southern Lebanon.

The IDF is fighting to hold on to this buffer zone to keep Palestinian terrorists back from breaching the border for direct attacks in Israel. The soldiers keep Palestinian gunmen from accessing this strip of land and impose restrictions on Gazan farmers seeking to till their fields in a strip which covers 15 percent of the enclave’s arable land. (Farmers of the Eshkol district on the other side of the border are regularly targeted for attack.)

Hamas is threatening to raise the cross-border violence until Israeli troops pull back to the border. Its anti-tank missile attack on the school bus Thursday was the opening shot of its battle for the buffer zone.

The IDF’s tactics for countering Hamas aggression remain unchanged, except in scale: In the last 48 hours, Israeli helicopters, mortars, tanks and naval units have been pounding the Gaza Strip while Hamas releases barrages of dozens of missile and mortar attacks on villages and towns – practically without pause. Israeli civilians were told to stay close to bomb shelters in the days to come. Schools, road traffic, public transport and businesses will function intermittently.

Israeli military planners are still playing the familiar tit-for-tat game which never in the past stopped the aggression from Gaza. Nevertheless, debkafile’s military sources point to some notable differences in the current round.
The Iron Dome system designed in Israel to intercept short-range rockets was experimentally deployed in the important towns of Beersheba and Ashkelon this week. Friday, the system intercepted three missiles aimed at Ashkelon, although it caught only one of several Thursday.
The IDF importantly demonstrated it is fully capable of launching another major military campaign in the Gaza Strip. The broad scale of its land, sea and air reprisals since Thursday, April 7, was intended to remind Hamas and its allies, especially the Iranian-backed Jihad Islami, of the devastation wrought the enclave they rule by Israel’s 2009 Cast Lead operation.

A possible Cast Lead II was in the air after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday during a visit to Prague: Attacks on children cross a red line. Those who carry out such attacks should know that their blood is on their heads.”
On the other side of the ledger, the new rulers of Egypt are in the process of unraveling Hosni Mubarak’s peace relations with Israel – as debkafile has reported – and engaging in rapprochement with the Gaza and Damascus centers of the two radical Palestinian organizations.
Since the Israeli government has not adjusted its policies to the new developments, its military tactics are operating in a vacuum and will have little deterrent effect. The current upsurge of Hamas-Jihad aggression will therefore go on.

debkafile’s military experts maintain that the tactics of massive firepower without ground operations have run their course. There is no way to wipe out the increasingly sophisticated heavy weapons arsenal Hamas has been allowed to amass from the air. So the half a million Israeli civilians of the Western Negev and the southern coastal towns must continue to live under their shadow instead of having normal lives. Often, many cannot make it to work and schools, places of business and traffic can operate only intermittently.

Since Thursday, IDF operations have been sweeping across a broad front in the Gaza Strip from the old air field at Dahaniyeh in the south up to the northern fringes of Gaza City.

In the south, Khan Younes and Deir al Balakh took the severest beating. The former went dark Thursday night after Israeli airborne and surface missiles knocked out the local electricity grid. In Deir Balakh, a Hamas base built deliberately near a hospital took an airborne rocket, a signal that all such facilities would no longer be immune from attack.

In the Gaza City region, Israeli helicopters, tanks and naval ships bombed two main Hamas military installations – Abu Jerad and Rantisi.

The Palestinians reported 10 killed, including the commander of missile operations at the Shati refugee camp, and scores wounded, thereupon loosing off 50 missiles and mortar rounds – as usual, against civilian locations. In Ashkelon, Iron Dome intercepted its first missile Thursday, but missed the rest – scoring a partial success

For the first time in three years, Hamas appealed to Cairo to broker a ceasefire. Israeli did not bother to respond since the rulers of Gaza have violated every agreed ceasefire in the past. Hamas reached out to the new Egyptian regime following its moves towards a rapprochement and a Palestinian diplomatic initiative.
debkafile’s intelligence sources disclose that last week, the head of Egypt’s intelligence services Maj. Gen. Mourad Mowafi visited Damascus. He obtained permission from Syria’s beleaguered president Bashar Assad to meet Hamas’ political leader Khaled Meshaal and Abdullah Ramadan Salah of the Palestinian Jihad Islami and hand them an invitation to visit Cairo.

He then informed them that the new Egyptian leaders are willing to help negotiate Hamas’ reconciliation with Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah on the following basis: Hamas would accept the two-state solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict but Egypt would not press for the second part of the formula endorsed by Washington and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, namely that “the two states live alongside each other in peace and security.”

This amended formula would leave Hamas and the other radical Palestinian organizations free to continue their violent campaign of “resistance” against Israel while making peace with the rival Fatah and gaining a Palestinian state on the West Bank.

These days, Hamas is sure it is on a win-win course and has little to fear from stepping up its war on Israel until it gets what it wants.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Israel-Haters Unmoved By Goldstone Recantation

Even though Goldstone himself recanted on his own scurrilous report, the British government and media establishments, moral degenerates that they are, still defend it. This is a country that is currently fighting a war for oil against Libya, a country which never attacked it. Yet they would deny Israel the right to defend itself against terrorists on her doorstep. You would think it would be obvious by now that Britain has failed to reap any rewards from having spent decades siding with the fakestinians against Israel. Quite the contrary. England itself is undergoing a hostile jihad invasion.

For Israel-bashers, recantation is heresy
Melanie Phillips, The Spectator
Wednesday, 6th April 2011


The reaction to Richard Goldstone’s recantation of his infamous report has been as instructive as it is predictable. The haters of Israel will not allow the facts to get in the way of the hate – even when the very author of the report they have used to foment that hate has now recanted his pivotal allegation and pulled the rug from under their feet.

In his article, Goldstone says he now accepts that Israel did not intentionally kill civilians in Gaza. The most terrible element of his report was the assertion that it had done so, turning Israel’s actions in Cast Lead from a justifiable defence of its citizens against attack into a monstrous and evil intention to kill the innocent, and thus opening up the suggestion it may have committed crimes against humanity. That is the blood libel against Israel which is used over and over again to delegitimise any Israeli military defence against attack and intended genocide, and thus make it unable to defend itself. And it is that diabolical inversion, for which Goldstone provided rocket fuel, which underpinned the thrust of his report.

That claim placed Israel on the same moral plane as the murderous terrorists whose aim is indeed to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. It thus delegitimises not just Israel’s self-defence but Israel itself, and turns it into a moral pariah — whose own eradication is therefore implicitly to be justified. For Goldstone now to recant this claim – and to say into the bargain that the UN Human Rights Council which commissioned him is prejudiced against Israel and thus by implication cannot ever be trusted as an impartial arbiter of such matters – not only vitiates his report but calls into question the UNHRC and all those in Britain, America and Europe who treat its lethal bullying of Israel and malevolent distortions of international law as unquestionably justified.

So this recantation, given the appalling consequences of what has now been withdrawn, is an event of considerable magnitude. For the Israel-bashers, it is a terrible blow to their whole platform of hate – such a blow, indeed, that they have to find ways of pretending it hasn’t happened. This requires the kind of brazen intellectual legerdemain which, for those whose attitude to Israel is based on lies and hatred, is second nature.

The UK government, for example, sees no reason why Goldstone’s recantation should cause it to abandon its endorsement of the Goldstone report. Not even the bits about deliberate killing of civilians and possible crimes against humanity. The Jerusalem Post reported:
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ashton Should Stay Out of Israel's Business

Ms. Ashton; decapitating Jewish babies, slaughtering Jewish families and calling for the genocide of Jews is the obstacle to peace, not the expansion of Jewish apartment buildings.  This woman certainly has a perverse outlook of the Middle East situation. As for the status of Jerusalem, this has already long been resolved. It will remain the undivided capital of the Jewish state.  As for your being disappointed over the building of Jewish apartments, too damn bad.

Ashton: New Gilo housing is ‘an obstacle to peace’
By JPOST.COM STAFF

EU Foreign Affairs Representative Catherine Ashton said on Wednesday that she is “disappointed” by the expansion of Gilo.

“I am deeply disappointed by the approval of 942 new housing units in the Israeli settlement of Gilo,” Ashton said. “The EU is also closely following upcoming plans for settlements on the Mount Scopus Slopes, in Har Homa C and in Pisgat Ze’ev,” all of which are neighborhoods in Jerusalem.

The comments came one day after the UN and the US condemned the new building plans.

“These plans may further damage an already fragile political environment,” she added. “I reiterate that the EU considers that settlement activities in the West Bank, including east Jerusalem, are illegal under international law, undermine trust between the parties and constitute an obstacle to peace.”

Ashton also said that “the actions taken by the Israeli government contravene repeated and urgent calls by the international community, including the Quartet, and run counter to achieving a peaceful solution that will preserve Israel’s security and realize the Palestinians’ right to statehood.”

“If there is to be a genuine peace,” she posited, “a way must be found to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of two states.”

On Tuesday, the Jerusalem Local Building and Planning Committee gave initial approval to a plan for 942 homes in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo, which is located across the 1967 Green Line.

“As a reminder, Jerusalem was united more than 40 years ago, and since then there has been no change in construction policy,” said a municipality spokeswoman. “The municipality is continuing to build for Arabs and Jews according to the Master Plan.”

The spokeswoman added that the Local Building and Planning Committee was also poised to approve dozens of houses in Arab neighborhoods, but would not specify how many or where the houses would be located.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dhimmies Endanger American Constitutional Rights

: It is very chilling that a member of the United States senate would ever consider instituting sharia law.  Idiot dhimmi Harry Reid has actually said that he will look into the koran burning.  This violates Reid’s oath of office to uphold the U.S. constitution. He should be removed from office.

The very same liberals who are screaming about Pastor Jones exorcising his constitutional right, not only defended the crucifix in urine display but defended the use of taxpayer money to fund it.  Another pathetic dhimmi from Time magazine stated that burning the koran is worse than burning the bible since muslims believe that the koran comes directly from the word of god.  We are heading on a very dangerous path toward stealth sharia. This needs to be stopped in its tracks. The survival of America as we know it is at stake.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

El Baradei isThreatening Israel

El baradei is a jihadist. This is the same cretin who provided cover for the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program as head of the IAEA. The nuclear weapons which Iran has threatened to perpetrate another holocaust against the Jews with. So it is no shock that el baradei is now issuing threats against Israel.

Via Israpundit:
American-Backed Egyptian “Moderate” (Next President?) Threatens War On Israel!

By Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports

Everything has been so predictable. Designated “moderate” and U.S.-backed Egyptian leader Muhammad ElBaradei has made a profoundly shocking statement that should change U.S. policy overnight, show how disastrous Obama Administration policy was, and mark the beginning of the coming electoral defeat for the president.

But presumably nothing will change.

ElBaradei, a presidential candidate, said the following:

“If Israel attacked Gaza we would declare war against the Zionist regime.”


And he’s the moderate! In other words:

–Despite repeated ridiculing of Israeli concerns, it is increasingly likely that the next Egyptian government will tear up the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

–Egypt will be an ally of Hamas, a revolutionary Islamist terrorist group that openly calls for genocide against Jews and the wiping out of Israel. (Samantha Powers, alleged anti-genocide champion, where are you?)

–By making such irresponsible and warlike statements, ElBaradei is encouraging Hamas to attack Israel to provoke such a war. As I pointed out, events in Egypt are making such a war inevitable.

–In his interview with Al-Watan, ElBaradei also said:

“In case of any future Israeli attack on Gaza–as the next president of Egypt– I will open the Rafah border crossing and will consider different ways to implement the joint Arab defense agreement.”

Think about what that means! Muslim Brotherhood and other volunteers will flood into Gaza to fight the Jews. Arms from Iran and Syria will pour into the Gaza Strip including longer-range missiles, landed openly at Egyptian ports.

And that “joint Arab defense agreement”? That means Egypt would consult with Syria and other Arab states about joining the war, spreading it throughout the region.

Thank you, President Obama!
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How Israel Should Respond to the Political War Being Waged Against It

As Caroline alludes to, the world respects the ruthless display of power. Only when the Euros FEAR Israel as they do the muslim countries, will the EU finally stop pushing Israel around and start respecting Israeli sovereignty. Unfortunately, Israeli political leaders continually fail to grasp this reality and pursue a pathetic policy of trying to get the world to like them. All this does is project weakness and sends the message that Israel is a pushover.

Via Israpundit:
Richard Goldstone and Palestinian statehood

By Caroline Glick, CFP

Richard Goldstone’s repudiation of the eponymous blood libel he authored in 2009 provides a number of lessons about the nature of the political war against the Jewish state and how we must act if we are to defeat it. Learning these lessons is an urgent task as we approach the next phase of the war to delegitimize us.

By all accounts, that phase will culminate in September at the UN General Assembly’s annual conclave in New York. As America marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11 jihadist attacks, the Palestinian Authority’s well-publicized plan to achieve UN recognition of a Palestinian state in all of Judea, Samaria, Gaza and northern, southern and eastern Jerusalem will reach its denouement.

The UN Charter spells out the procedure through which new states receive membership. The procedure dictates that the Security Council must recommend to the General Assembly that a state receive membership.

Following the Security Council recommendation, the General Assembly calls a vote. If two-thirds of the UN member states vote in favor of recognition, a state is accepted as a member state.

In the Palestinian case, General Assembly support is a forgone conclusion; 118 out of 192 UN member nations already recognize “Palestine.”

Legally the General Assembly cannot act without Security Council sanction. So if the US vetoes a Security Council resolution on the issue, the General Assembly would be formally barred from moving forward.

But legal norms applied to the nations of the world are rarely applied to the Palestinians. Consequently, it is possible that the General Assembly will illegally vote on Palestinian statehood even without a Security Council recommendation to do so.

OVER THE past year or so since this new Palestinian plan to delegitimize Israel began coming into view, a swelling chorus of doom and gloomers has warned that if the General Assembly recognizes “Palestine,” in Judea, Samaria, eastern, northern and southern Jerusalem as well as the Gaza Strip, it will be a disaster. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has called it a “diplomatic-political tsunami.” The New York Times claimed Sunday that it “could place Israel into a diplomatic vise” as “Israel would be occupying land belonging to a fellow United Nations member.”

Certainly it is true that we will not benefit from such a UN action. But the fears being sown by the likes of Barak and Haaretz columnists are overwrought.

The fact is that while acceptance of “Palestine” as a UN member state will be a blow, it will mark an escalation not a qualitative departure from the basic challenges we have been facing for years.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Pastor Terry Jones

Hamid Karzai demands swift punishment. Not for the savages that went on a murderous rampage in Afghanistan,mind you, but for Pastor Terry Jones for burning the koran. Note to Karzai: Free speech and expression is an American constitutional right, we don't legally punish people for doing what Pastor Jones did.

As for our own jellyfish political leaders we have from the president on down to Congress, they are a far cry from the hard-nosed, strong leaders we had during WW2 who did not fall over themselves to appease and try to gain the approval of those who were at war with us. And just to remind Lindsey Graham, there was no limit on free speech during WW2 that was offensive to Germany and Japan. In fact newspapers published offensive characatures of the Japanese. And freedom of speech isn't simply a "good idea", it is our G-d-given right.

As for hypocritical General Patreaus, why did our military burn bibles in Afghanistan in 2009 on the grounds they were offensive to the local muslim population? And Christians did not go on a murderous rampage as a result. Also I didn't know we were in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people, I was under the impression we were there to fight and defeat our enemies.

The bottom line is that Pastor Terry Jones is in no way to blame for the deaths in Afghanistan. It's time our political and military leaders stopped skirting around the truth about islam.
The Sultan Knish via Israpundit:
Muslims and Moral Handicaps

- Daniel Greenfield

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants an investigation into Koran burning. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that this form of free speech could be banned. Senator Lindsey Graham is also looking for ways to limit free speech, saying, “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war”.

Free speech is more than a great idea, it’s a fundamental freedom untouchable by legislators. But all it takes is a few Muslim murders— and Reid, Breyer and Graham eagerly hold up their lighters to the Constitution. Free speech has been curtailed before in the United States during a time of war—but only free speech sympathetic to the enemy. During WW1 a suspected German propagandist filmmaker was jailed. But could anyone have imagined anti-German propagandists being jailed? The Wilson administration was behaving unconstitutionally, but not insanely.

Today we aren’t jailing filmmakers who traffic in anti-American propaganda in wartime. If we did that half of Hollywood would be behind bars. Instead Democratic and Republican Senators are discussing banning speech offensive to the enemy. Because even though they’re killing us already—we had better not provoke them or who knows how much worse it will become.

Traditionally it’s the victors who give their laws to the defeated. But massive immigration at home and nation building occupations abroad mean that the defeated of failed states are imposing their Sharia law on us. We’re asked to trade in our Constitutional freedoms out of fear of Muslim violence. And so the murderers impose the terms of peace on us. And then don’t abide by them.
Violence in the Muslim world is a constant

Violence in the Muslim world is a constant. We have been fighting Muslim violence since George Washington’s time. And we have been subject to it even longer. Whether it’s Muslims killing Hindus, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians or any and every religion under the sun—there is a pattern here. It’s a story as old as time. And it’s not one that we can stop by ladling out honeyed words of appeasement.

Senator Graham warns us to shut up in a time of war—but is there any foreseeable future in which we won’t be fighting in a Muslim country? Democrats elected the most anti-war candidate of the bunch only to see him begin his 2012 reelection campaign by bombing another Muslim country. And what’s surprising about that. Most of the trouble spots in the world that directly or indirectly affect us are located in Muslim countries. The major threat to the United States comes from the Muslim world. And that means we’re going to be tied up dealing with the Muslim world in one way or another, whether as soldiers, diplomats or aid workers. And even if we weren’t—there are hundreds of thousands of Americans still living and working in Muslim countries. Hostages to the latest Muslim temper tantrum.
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

This Week's Haveil Havalim

Edition #311 of the Jewish blog carnival Haveil Havalim is up at Frume Sarah.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Israel and Egypt

If Egypt does abrogate the peace treaty, Israel will be within its rights to take back the Sinai by force. However they won't because of fear over the hostile response it would bring from the hypocritical international community. No matter what sort of provocations are committed by Egypt, no doubt it will be Israel that is blamed by the world for renewed hostilities.

Via Israpundit:
Mass Media Now Admits It Was Also Wrong About Post-Mubarak Egypt’s Foreign Policy


By Barry Rubin, GLORIA Center

Now that the New York Times tells us that the Muslim Brotherhood is really strong, organized, widely supported by the army, and capable of taking over Egypt–all the things I wrote at the time and the mass media denied–the Washington Post confirms every point I made during the revolution about what was going to happen regarding Egyptian foreign policy.

Just read this article and compare it to what we were told during the revolution:
“Egypt’s relations with Israel and the U.S. are likely to become more difficult in the months ahead with an infusion of Arab nationalism and skepticism about Egypt’s landmark peace treaty with Israel. Many of those who helped oust President Mubarak, including secular democracy activists and Muslim Brotherhood leaders, say the 32-year-old treaty should be respected for now. But they add that when stability is restored, the pact should be submitted to the Egyptian people for approval, through a new parliament scheduled to be elected in September and then perhaps in a public referendum.”


In other words, all the commitments made by the military government are not valid after September and Egypt is quite likely to abrogate or simply stop paying any attention to its treaty commitments. And what is the U.S. government, the Obama Administration, going to do at that point since it is the guarantor of the treaty? Absolutely nothing.

The article continues:

“‘There was no real end to the war with Israel, just a truce,’” said Shadi Mohammed, 26, a leader of the movement that helped promote the Tahrir Square demonstrations. Mohammed Maher, a Muslim Brotherhood activist, said that if his group gains influence through the elections, Egypt is likely to pursue closer ties with Gaza, opening border crossings and promoting trade as a way to undermine the Israeli blockade.”

Did you notice that? He’s a Muslim Brotherhood activist and a leader in the Tahrir Square movement. Only yesterday I received a letter from a New York Times employee–full of curse words and insults, by the way–saying that he spoke to many people in Tahrir Square and none of them said they were Brotherhood supporters. So obviously there weren’t any Brotherhood supporters.

Yes, honestly this is the kind of reasoning that often shapes mass media coverage of the Middle East. Sort of like the president’s advisor on counterterrorism explaining that Hizballah can’t be a terrorist group because it has lawyers among its members.

Yet the facts about the movement’s alliance with the Brotherhood and anti-American leftists was already on the public record before the revolution even began.

And as for Obama Administration policymaking, well, let’s put it in one sentence:

The president of the United States has just played a central role in bringing an anti-American government to power in Egypt that may well reignite the Arab-Israeli conflict and produce new wars in the region.

Oh, by the way, the headline of the Washington Post story is: “Egypt Likely to Face More Difficult Relations with Israel, U.S.” This makes it sound like Egypt is the victim. How about: Once Friendly, The New Egypt Now Hostile to Israel, U.S.

As if that weren’t enough, remember when we were told how the upheaval in Egypt and elsewhere frightened al-Qaida and was a defeat for that group because they showed how peaceful revolution, not terrorism, could produce change? I have not seen a single statement by any Jihadist–Iranian, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hizballah, or al-Qaida–who isn’t thrilled at what’s happening and at Mubarak’s fall.

Now, after two months of daily evidence to this effect, the New York Times finally gives us, “Islamists Are Elated by Revolts, Cleric Says.”

Does Israel Have a Public Relations Problem?

Anyone with moral clarity can easily see that the Israelis are the good guys. So I don’t think Israel's problem is a failure to communicate. There are those who will never be persuaded to see Israel’s side let alone take its side, regardless of any hasbara efforts. You can take the most horrific attacks against Israeli Jews such as the slitting of an infant’s throat and there are certain people who will twist themselves into pretzels to explain how the savages were driven to it and therefore Israel and the "settlers" are themselves to blame. The jihadis are provoked just by the mere presence of Jews. Most Americans already support Israel but Europe is a hopeless case. Europeans are irredeemably anti-Semitic.

Via Israpundit:
Israel’s Public Relations Problem


What we have here is a failure to communicate.
by Joseph Puder, PAJAMAS MEDIA

This September 2011, when the United Nations General Assembly meetings open in New York, the Palestinians, led by Mahmoud Abbas, will receive overwhelming international support for recognition of a Palestinian state. The Palestinians have galvanized worldwide support by strategically organizing a targeted public relations campaign.

Recognition of a 23rd Arab state will mark the greatest public relations failure the Israeli government has ever experienced. Israel has categorically failed to convey a simple message: a contiguous Palestinian state will, in no uncertain terms, become a terrorist state, destabilizing both Israel (with over 1 million Israeli Arabs) and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where approximately 70% of its people are easily radicalized Palestinians.

Citizens of a separate Palestinian state, without any semblance of an economic infrastructure, any sea access (unless Gaza is incorporated), or any natural resources, would become like the Bedouin, whose livelihood has traditionally come from raiding neighboring tribes. Only, instead of tribes, “independent” Palestine would attack the neighboring states of Israel and Jordan.

The state of Israel has failed miserably in winning over the English-speaking world, as well as the French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russians, by ignoring the need for an essential media tool — a satellite television channel with an ability to broadcast worldwide news reports and interviews, similar to Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, or the BBC. Even Hezbollah had the foresight to set up a satellite operation, Al-Manar, influencing viewers across Europe and the Middle East. Since Israel is not on the world communications map, it is neither on the geographic map. Israel has foolishly depended on outlets such as CNN and the BBC to bring its side of the story to English speaking households. Its image has been severely damaged as a result, leading to a worldwide willingness to participate in a concerted effort to delegitimize the state through a so-called “BDS” campaign of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions.

Israel controls much of the ground the Palestinians hope to have for their state, and while the IDF is more than capable of circumventing the operations of a Palestinian state, the international community would not permit that to happen. Unless Israel is prepared to be isolated politically and perhaps economically as well, a Palestinian state would possess full sovereign rights. That would mean that the two principal conditions Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set in his Bar Ilan address in 2009 for supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel — recognition of the latter as a Jewish state and demilitarization of the former — would amount to a pipe dream.
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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Plan to Create a Palestinian State

Evil is on the march and the so-called civilized world is abetting it. It sticks in my craw that the international community gangs up on Israel. This is disgusting and distressing. It is a sick world that wishes to destroy a great and free civilized nation which makes enormous contributions to the world, in favor of creating another islamic terror state. The “palestinians” have no legitimate basis for their claims of statehood and therefore it is the concept of "palestine" that should be delegitimized. It is confounding to me why the international community rallies behind the “palestinians”. What does the world have to gain by the creation of “palestine” and the destruction of Israel? In fact there is much to lose. It is as if the world is under some evil spell.

Via Israpundit:
How Palestinians will use the GA to advance statehood


By DAVID HOROVITZ, JPOST

Editor’s Notes: Israel’s complacent assumption has been that even an overwhelming vote to establish ‘Palestine’ at the GA in September would have merely ‘declaratory’ impact. Wrong. Jerusalem had forgotten about UNGA Resolution 377.

Early in the Korean War, frustrated that the Soviet Union’s repeated use of its UN Security Council veto was thwarting council action to protect South Korea, the United States initiated what became known as the UN General Assembly’s “Uniting for Peace” resolution.

Adopted in November 1950, UNGA Resolution 377 provides that, should the five permanent members of the Security Council find themselves at odds, rendering the council incapable of exercising its “primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security,” the General Assembly can step into the breach. If the Security Council’s permanent members cannot reach unanimity, it elaborates, and “there appears to be a threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression,” the General Assembly can fill the vacuum by issuing its own “appropriate recommendations” for “collective measures” to be taken by individual states – right up to and including “the use of armed force when necessary, to maintain or restore international peace and security.”

The “Uniting for Peace” Resolution is no dead letter. It was employed, most notably, in 1981, to outflank the Security Council and recommend both sanctions against South Africa for preventing Namibian independence, and assistance, including military assistance, for those seeking Namibian independence.

It should be stressed: The GA’s authority under the resolution is not binding, but it can certainly press supportive countries to take action, and in 1981 it did just that. It called upon member states “to render increased and sustained support and material, financial, military and other assistance to the South West Africa People’s Organization to enable it to intensify its struggle for the liberation of Namibia.” And it urged member states to immediately cease “all dealings with South Africa in order totally to isolate it politically, economically, militarily and culturally.”

The passage of that resolution, says Richard Schifter, a former US assistant secretary of state for human rights who spent years representing the US in various UN forums, “was a significant step in the process of imposing sanctions on apartheid South Africa and delegitimizing the country.”

Which is where, as you’ve doubtless figured out by now, Israel and the Palestinians come in.

AS ISRAEL’S most recent ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, explained to me this week, the existence of UNGA Resolution 377, and the precedents for its use, mean that “those who believe that the UN General Assembly’s deliberations are of a solely declarative importance are mistaken.”

The GA, under “Uniting for Peace,” has teeth.

Furthermore, Shalev acknowledged, Israel only “just found out about this” – thanks, she said, to research done by Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s The Israel Project.

But the Palestinians have plainly been reading the UN’s small print rather better for rather longer. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat even referred to the possible use of the “Uniting for Peace” resolution in comments to the Ma’an news agency late last year.

In Shalev’s estimation, and in that of several other experts with whom I spoke this week, including veteran American diplomat Schifter, the Palestinian leadership is moving serenely toward invoking precisely this resolution in September.
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