Saturday, August 14, 2004

Woman Are Slaves And That's The Way God Wants It

According to, the definition of a slave is:

One bound in servitude as the property of a person or household.

Women are property under Sharia law. However, in addition to this concept of property, I would add that a slave is by definition a person who because of their bondage is not allowed to make decisions about issues concerning ones most basic human rights, such as whether to get an education, whether to have children, whom to marry, what to eat, what to wear, etc.

Women who live under Sharia law do not have these rights.

Read below, thanks be to Allah, some examples from a Amir Taheri article about Islamic countries and the Olympics:

According to officials in Athens, the number of Muslim women participating in this year's game is the lowest since 1960. Several Muslim countries have sent no women athletes at all; others, such as Iran, are taking part with only one, in full hijab.

A circular from the Ministry of Islamic Guidance and Culture in Tehran asks TV editors to make sure that women's games are not televised live: "Images of women engaged in contests [sic] must be carefully vetted," says the letter, leaked in Tehran. "Editors must take care to prevent viewers from being confronted [sic] with uncovered parts of the female anatomy in contests."
Women athletes in Athens are unlikely to wear the Islamic hijab or full-length manteaux that cover their legs to the ankle and their arms to the wrist. The ministry's order thus could mean a blanket ban on images of female athletics.

"The question how much of a woman's body could be seen in public is one of the two or three most important issues that have dominated theological debate in Islam for decades," says Mohsen Sahabi, a Muslim historian. "More time and energy is devoted to this issue than to economic development or scientific research. "

Islamist theologians are divided on how much of a woman's body can be exposed in public. The most radical, the Sitris, insist that women should be entirely covered from head to toe, including their faces and fingers. The less radical Hanbalis say a woman should be covered all over, but recommend a mask with apertures for the eyes and the mouth. (A version of this, known as the burqa, was imposed on Afghan women by the Taliban).

The Khomeinist version of the hijab, invented in the 1970s and now popular in many countries, including the United States, covers a woman's entire body but allows her face and hands to be exposed. Hijab theoreticians agree on one claim: a woman's hair emanates dangerous rays that could drive men wild with sexual lust and thus undermine social peace.

But the problem of women athletes goes deeper. Some theologians claim that any form of sporting activity by women produces "sinful consequences." In 2000, for example, the Khomeinist authorities in Tehran announced a ban on women riding bicycles or motorcycles. The rationale? Riding bicycles or motorcycles would activate a woman's thighs and legs, thus arousing "uncontrollable lustful drives" in her. And men watching women on their bikes in the streets could be "led towards dangerous urges."

The problems don't end there. According to some theologians, a woman should not be allowed to venture out of her home without a "raqib" or male guardian. But that guardian must be either her husband or her father, brother, grandfather, uncle or son.

Even if a woman is accompanied by such a "raqib" at a sporting event, the problem isn't solved. One woman's "raqib" will be a stranger to the other women playing, say, a game of volleyball. Thus any sport involving more than one woman produces complex chaperonage problems. Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, have tried to avoid these by imposing a blanket ban on physical education and sports for women. Some Saudi women resent this and have been trying to persuade the government to change its mind.

There is also bad news from Iran.

Last year, the Tehran Municipality presented a plan to provide sports facilities for women. It proposed amendments to 37 laws and ordinances that discriminate against women. It also unveiled a plan to develop women-only sports grounds. A model stadium was set up with 12-foot-high walls to make sure that no one could see the women from the outside. The stadium was to operate with an all-female staff, including coaches and administrators.

The plan was scrapped last February, when critics claimed that the proposed stadium was located close enough to an airport that women in the stadium might be seen by men flying above them in jetliners and helicopters.

It is my contention that these people do not have the right to a society that operates in this manner. Go ahead, make a good argument for their right to do this to women.

Women are people and we can not stand idly by while the years of their lives are stolen from them.

It's too bad America doesn't have enough money to change all these regimes.

Germany Robs The Poor And Gives To The Rich

Once again thanks to Medienkritik for making me aware of this post:

The following is a quote from the CATO Institute daily update: "In "Cowboy Capitalism," a new book to be released by Cato in September, German journalist Olaf Gersemann writes: "Mostly high-income taxpayers finance the budget in the United States. In fiscal year 2001 almost 65 percent of federal income tax came from the 10 percent of private households with the highest gross income. In Germany, by contrast, the top 10 percent contributed less than half of the intake. Furthermore, the 50 percent of households with lower-than-average incomes contributed almost 9 percent of German income tax revenues whereas they contributed only 4 percent in the United States."

I wonder what hydra of nuances would explain that policy?

George Bush Tries To Shove Religion Down Our Throats

Thanks to Medienkritik for making me aware of this Larry King interview with George and Laura Bush:

KING: Senator Kerry got a huge ovation at his convention. Did you watch any of the Democratic convention?

G. BUSH: Not much of it.

KING: When he said he will not put his religion, carry his religion on his sleeve, implying that you do.

G. BUSH: Yes.

KING: Do you?

G. BUSH: I may -- when asked, I profess my faith.

KING: Does it come to the office? Does the faith come to the office? By that I mean...

G. BUSH: You can't separate your faith from your life. I make decisions on what I think is best for the country but my faith is important to me and a lot of times my faith comes up because I thank people for their prayers and I mean people from all religions. But, no, I think the church ought to be separate from the state, the state separate from the church but I don't see how you can separate your faith as a person and my faith is an integral part of my life.

L. BUSH: I think he's right. I mean, you know, whatever anyone's faith is is a part of their lives. But the great thing about our country is we have the right to worship if we want to, however we want to or not to worship. And, you know, as we look around the world right now that's one of our most important freedoms and they're -- you know, I know George knows that. I mean, I think that's the whole point of the separation of church and state but it's also our right.

KING: But you don't see this as a Christianity against the world?

G. BUSH: No, of course not. I see it as people who love freedom against those who prevent others from being free and I say that it a lot when asked about religion that the greatest thing about America is you can practice your faith, or have no faith at all and you're equally an American. And if you choose to -- if you believe in the Almighty, you can -- you're equally an American. If you're a Jew, Christian or Muslim or Hindi or whatever. It is one of the great traits and traditions of our country, where people can worship the way you see fit.

He really is like a Totalitarian Dictator, isn't he? No wonder Europe hates him.

Friday, August 13, 2004

BBC Drops Some Science On The World

The BBC told the truth:

One of Iran's best hopes for an Olympic medal will not be taking part in the Games after he refused to compete against an Israeli athlete.

World judo champion Arash Miresmaili said he was proud to withdraw in solidarity with the Palestinians.

Iran has a strict policy of sanctions against Israel and forbids any sort of contact with Israeli citizens.

Mr Miresmaili had been expected to carry Iran's flag at the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night.

According to the draw at the Ano Liossia stadium, Miresmaili would have had to fight Ehud Vaks of Israel in the first round.

An official from the Asian Judo Union confirmed Miresmaili would be withdrawn from the competition.

He's passing up the chance to kick an Israeli's butt because his government hates the Jews.

The Funniest Blog In The World

Charles at LittleGreenFootballs posted the following:

I just received the following email from a helpful visitor to LGF:

Sorry but you are wrong about what the Iraq war was. It was wrong and not right. Just thought you should know,

And it was signed with a link to a blog that has really opened my eyes to the incredibul dissimulation happening on some web sights: The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog.

Here's an excerpt from a typical post from the Iraq War Was Wrong Blog:

I lived in a little studio apartment on the second floor and below me was a preem medical student from India named Arun. Now, keep in mind here that Arun was not perfect (by our (Western) standards) downstairs neighbor either, anymore than I was. (Upstairs). Many's a time where, I would be up at 3-4 A.M. kept awake by his stereo ("I Got The Power" - C&C Music Factory - his favorite) or by him talking LOUDLY to family back home in India in native language Hindy (Note: as many ignorant Americans (Neandertheals) not realize - language spoken by Indians (from India) not Indian, language spoken by Indians Hindy).

At first I got frustrate - But, I would always tell myself, He is from a different culture and I must be tolerant. If I cannot tolerant his culture at 4 A.M> then where does that leave us. (I would have to apologize to him for being so intolerant, frankly). The true test of multi cultural tolerance occurs at 4 A.M. (Just a little aphorism I thought up - you can use it) So, I would switch on late nite Bob Costas show or Twilite Zone rerun and wait till his culture calms down (just, alittle).

Meanwhile, however, I offended him something greatly, for which still feel guilty. You see when I was (still) in law school (officially) I spent ALOT of time hackysacking. (In my apartment - no good place to do it outside). You know - for exercise. I would stand there and hackysack in front of TV to wile away the time and sweat. Day or night. (You're probably wondering was there enough space in studio apartment to hackysack - well there was (just barely) if I move E-Z chair and keep control (the secret: use your knees ALOT)).

Well, I must of hackysacked through 90% of both OJ trials (if you ask me). (In retrospect-- probably would of been better to attend more lawschool classes. Water under the bridge as they say).Now I guess Arun could hear this thumping on ceiling.

At first probably I assumed that in his culture (diverse) such noises - normal. (Hustle and bustle of big Indian city - Multi cultural diverse people LOVE the noises/smells (i.e. excitement!) of big city)( I assumed). But apperently (from what I could piece together) he "has to study for MCAT" or whatever bla bla bla (I admit, did not understaned his diverse accent too well. Mostly gazed at his cloths (VERY stylish dresser)

So I had offended him - my downstairs neighbor. I had overstepped the bounds of good neighborship. I had crossed the line. I recognize that (now). But at the time I didn't realize. So Arun (wise) - here's what he did. Typed up note on word processor - slipped under my door. Something about "Dear Neighbor" can you stop that infernal racket / noisy behavior raucous and rude (some words - rather long) (diverse Indians have suprirsingly large English vocabulary) (I've noticed).

Well that's the end of the story YOU KNOW WHY? Because I actually listened to his note and changed behavior accordingly. (I'm can be quite rather sensitive and compassionate to other peoples's needs, infact). I stopped indoor hackysack so much (for exercise switch to: night hikes) and Kept it down alittle. (New indoor hobby: making collages).

What does this have to do with our current predicament, youask?

We (are foreign policy) was bothering Arabs Muslims governments in the Middle East. NOT being good friendly neighbors (if you ask me), just like me with my indoor hackysacking. No. We were constraining their behavior / preventing various regimes from doing what they want to do/ expanding as they wish / arming to defend themselves / etc. In short: we offended them.

On 9/11 we received our "note" (like note Arun to me) asking (kindly, gently) (ok 3000+ kill (stock brokers mostly) to make point better) to stop our behavior. This was a chance (an opportunity) to make a mends by LISTENING (like I did, to polite note from C&C Music Factory fan) and changing are behavior accordingly as per all there wishes (ie. no American troops or citizens on Arabian peninsula anywhere/ dive vest from Israel completely,udderly / stop blockade of Iraq i.e. let Saddam trade with whomever however do/kill whatever he wishes / kick non Muslims out of Sudan / kick Russians out of Chechnya / kick Serbians out of Easter Europe / kick Indians out of Indian peninsula / etc.) Whatever - just good friendly neighbor behavior. This would of been civilized thing to do.

Maybe it's just the mood I'm in today, but this blog is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. The guy is a genius.

The Irag War Is Wrong Blog is going at the top of my newly alphabetized Links section.

Left Is Right

Zombie posted this over at LittleGreenFootballs reader comments:

... an interesting follow-up to the earlier LGF thread about UPenn writing the Shari'a code for the Maldives: Maldive protesters demand democracy

A state of emergency has been declared in the Maldives, after a protest by about 5,000 people for more democracy and the release of political prisoners. Government spokesman Dr Ahmed Shaheed said the emergency was declared on Friday after a rare show of dissent in the one-party nation turned violent. Four police officers were reportedly stabbed and about 50 arrests made. Political parties are banned in the Maldives, where President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has ruled for 25 years....Anti-government protests demanding democratic reforms broke out in the island nation for the first time last year. Correspondents say that the recent incident appears to be another sign of increasing frustration with the slow pace of political reform in the Maldives....etc.

It appears from the article that the Maldives are (like most Muslim countries) suffering under a dictatorship that won't release its grip on power. Yet the majority of people want a Western-style democracy. Could it be that the University of Pennsylvania is helping to prop up a repressive regime by constructing a new Shari'a constitution at the dictator's behest?

That's it. The magnetic polar reversal is now completed. North is South, East is West, and most importantly, LEFT is RIGHT.

Man, is he ever right. That's a big reason why there is no way I would vote for Kerry. There are very few Democrats I would vote for, for any office anymore.

Another Jewish Cemetary Desecrated In France

This time it was believed to have been the work of neo-Nazi's.

Allah has pictures.

September 11th Is Coming Soon

I intend to make it a big deal this year. The last few years I acknowledged it only internally. This year I will, for the first time, put a United States flag in front of my house. I will also mark the day in multiple other ways, which I'm sure will come to me as I contemplate it more.

Here's a link to an interesting website concerning September 11th.


or ...

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Phyllis Chesler Makes Films About Middle East Conflict Available
Free At Phyllis

Phyllis Chesler is an American left-wing feminist who opposes Islamofascism and is pro-Israel.

Thank God for her. Go check out her website and check out the films she makes freely available.

I am also including her in my Links section.

Islamofascists Rape Black Sudanese Woman

Today National Review posted an Article by Donna Hughes, the chair of the Women's Studies Department at the University of Rhode Island. Here is an excerpt:

Although the West has only recently taken notice of its scope and intent, the aggressive global Islamic fundamentalist movement has been underway for several decades. Among its first victims have been women and girls. The Islamists begin their reign of terror at home, forcing their own mothers, sisters, and daughters into a system of gender apartheid.

Where Islamic fundamentalists attack enemy populations, women and girls suffer even more. In Sudan in 1989, a coup installed the present military dictator Omar al Bashir, who declared Sudan to be an Islamic republic and imposed sharia (Islamic law).

The Arab Islamist government intensified the long-standing conflict with the south by backing raids against the Christian and animist civilian populations. The raiders killed men and animals, burned villagers, and abducted women and children. Since 1983 — when the Sudan People's Liberation Army started the warfare that preceded Bashir's coup — an estimated 2 million people have been killed and 4.5 million people have become refugees and internally displaced persons. Two hundred thousand women and children have been captured for labor and sexual slavery. Some of the victims were trafficked into slavery and sexual servitude beyond northern Sudan to Middle Eastern countries.

In Sudan, the ritualistic cutting of girls' genitals, often called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced among all religions and ethnicities, although Christians have discouraged the practice. A survey conducted by Christian Solidarity International's Slavery Research Unit on slaves liberated from the north found that 40 percent of the women and girls had been subjected to female genital mutilation while in captivity.

As international pressure for a peace agreement between the north and south intensified, and peace appeared imminent, conflict broke out in western Sudan.The inhabitants of Darfur are Muslims but from black African tribes. They are not Arab, and most significantly, not Islamist. The government seized this opportunity to ethnically cleanse the west as it has done in the south.

The widespread and systematic rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls in Darfur has been documented by Amnesty International in a
report called "Rape as a Weapon of War: Sexual Violence and Its Consequences." As part of the campaign of ethnic cleansing, rapes are carried out in public, in front of family and community members. Those who resist or intervene are beaten and killed. Victims' arms and legs are broken to prevent escape. The intent is to impose terror on a village, and destroy the victims' and communities' integrity and identity.

One rape victim was told by her attacker: "You, the black women, we will exterminate you, you have no God."

Pastorius note: I will jump in here to note that these black Africans from the Darfur region are Islamic. However, the branch of Islam to which they adhere is called Sufi Islam which is noted to be a peaceful form of Islam. So, what you have is evidence that the Islamofascists will kill and rape Islamic people as long they fit the right criteria; that they are

1) Black, not Arab

2) Peaceful, not muderous Islamists.

Additionally horrifying is the participation of Arab women in the atrocities. According to Amnesty International, Hakama — female traditional singers who praise male fighters — accompany the raiders and rapists. By singing and ululating, they provide encouragement and a song track to rape and pillage.

A report by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and Congressman Frank Wolf, who recently visited camps in Darfur and interviewed victims, said that the Janjaweed were branding rape victims on their back and arms to permanently label them.

In western Sudan, many of the women and girls previously have been subjected to female genital cutting, including clitoridectomy and infibulation. These crude, mutilating practices of cutting away of genitalia leaves scars and inelastic tissues. Rape for these women is excruciatingly painful and can cause severe physical injuries.

These are our enemies. Like the Japanese who "raped" Nanking, and the Germans, who industialized genocide, they are completely out of their minds.

Collectively, they are the civilizational equivalent of Jeffrey Dahmer and they need to be taken off this earth.

Anti-Semitism In Greece

Thank you to the Simon Wiesenthal Center for making me aware of this information:

As the world's athletes converge on the site of the original Olympics, the Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis to take vigorous steps to contain antisemitism and other expressions of hate and xenophobia, beginning with the condemnation and active prosecution of those who have perpetrated hate crimes.

To date, Greek police seem uninterested in pursuing the perpetrators of hate crimes against Jewish synagogues and cemeteries, or providing security to prevent repeated desecrations.

Combined with the tepid reaction of police, is the Greek media's disinterest. To cite one telling example, when a Holocaust memorial in Ioannina was defaced (pictured left), there were no arrests or even mention of the outrage in the Greek media.

When graffiti stating, "Out with the Jews" and "Death to Jews" was painted in a most conspicuous spot overlooking the Corinth-Tripoli highway where thousands of Greeks, including prominent governmental officials, drive by every day, an open letter to then-Prime Minister Costas Simitis from the Greek Helsinki Monitoring Group asking that the authorities remove the antisemitic graffiti was met with further silence.

When renowned "Zorba" composer Mikis Theodorakis described Jews as "the root of evil," Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos and Education Minister Petros Efthymiou stood beside him, smiling, at a book signing ceremony heavily covered by the Greek media.

Not too long ago, Giorgos Karatzafer, leader of the extreme right Popular Orthodox Party, used the party-owned Piraeus television station to denounce Greek politicians with "Jewish origins" and to claim, "Jews were behind the 9/11 attacks."

Cartoons like this one portraying Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a butcher of humans and other cartoons equating Israelis with Nazis are commonplace in Greek newspapers. The government ignores protests and does nothing - despite its obligation under European conventions to act against incitement to racism and violence.

Earlier dialogue between senior Greek diplomats and Wiesenthal Center officials from New York to Berlin has been met with largely empty promises. Therefore, join with us in demanding real leadership and action by Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis to counter antisemitism in Greece today.

Click here to sign the petition.

Proof That Jerusalm Is Not Among The Holiest Sites Of Islam

For quite a while now, the media has been buying into the Arab myth that Jerusalem is an Islamic holy site. It is true that the Muslims have built the Dome Of The Rock in Jerusalem, and it is true that many Muslims believe that Jerusalem is an Islamic holy site. However, the idea that Jerusalem is among the holiest sites of Islam is a political construct. Sometime within the last 80-90 years this myth was resurrected This resurrection was based upon a Declaration made by the Umayyid's, an Islamic dynasty, who were working in opposition to leadership in Mecca, in approximately 688 AD. The purpose ofthis resurrection was to disinherit the Jews and Christians of their holiest of sites.

Muslims believe that Israel is Dar al-Islam, meaning it is part of the Islamic kingdom and therefore it can not be shared. Similarly Bin Ladens' initial grievance with America was simply that we dared to station troops in Saudi Arabia. According to the Islamofascist way of thinking, it is an abomination for infidels to set foot on Arab holy land, unless they convert or submit to the Jizya (tax on Infidels).

By declaring Jerusalem a holy site of Islam, the Islamofascists intend to rally the troops to expel the Jews from Israel.

That's the way it is. That's the history. That's the reality today.

It seems too insane to be believed but, as you can see from my previous post about Islamofascist propoganda claiming that the Israelites of the Bible were Arabs, they do say and believe insane things.

Now, here's my proof that Islamofascists do not truly believe that Jerusalem is a Holy Site of Islam. From a FrontPageMag article by Andrew Boston:

... it is imperative to recall the “Al-Quds Day”, December 14, 2001 sermon of former Iranian President Ali Akhbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. During this “pious” address, Rafsanjani, who was also deemed a “moderate” while President, argued that nuclear weapons could solve the “Israel problem”, because, as he observed, “…the use of a nuclear bomb in Israel will leave nothing on the ground, whereas it will only damage the world of Islam” 6.

That footnote (6) refers to this article, so you can source it yourself. Because yes, it is true that the former President of Iran did actually say such a thing.

And this proves that Jerusalem is not a Holy site of Islam, because they would never detonate a nuclear weapon on a Holy Site. Do you think they would consider blowing up Mecca? The answer is, not for a second.

What Did He Say?
I Don't Know. It Was Something About Monkeys.

Sometimes I read about some some stupid thing the Islamofascists are saying, or doing, and it just seems to stupid to spend my time on. But then, I remember that their constituents are believing and agreeing with them. So here goes, fromPalestinian Media Watch, via FrontPageMag, comes this:

Thanks to Itamar Marcus over at Palestinian Media Watch, who monitors Palestinian television broadcasts, we now "know" that:

1. The Hebrews of the Bible have no connection to the Jews of today.
2. The Hebrews of the Bible were Arabs.
3. The Prophets of the Bible were Muslims.
4. Biblical King Solomon was a Muslim Prophet.
5. Solomon's Temple was not built by Israelites but by Arab Canaanites.
6. The Canaanites are the forefathers of the Palestinians.
7. The Bible is legends based on what Jews imagined and not on history.
8. The Jews of today are descendents of a 13th Century Khazar tribe with no history in the Land of Israel.
9. The location of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is a Zionist invention.
10. Zionism is Racism.

The following discussion below, was broadcast on PA TV by "historians," Dr. Jarir Al-Qidwah, Head of the PA Public Library and Arafat's Advisor on Education and Dr. Issam Sissalem, senior historian and Educational TV host, who is the former head of the History Dept. of the Palestinian Authority University.

The moderator was Mohammed Albaz. Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 2, 2004...

Albaz: Where did the story of Solomon's Temple come from?

Al-Qidwah: Solomon's Temple, I believe, was built by the Canaanites who were the neighbors of the Israelis, the Israelites...I want to state several words clearly: the Bible became an archival document, not representing what the Israelis and the first Jews were, but what they thought they were, what they imagined. The Temple is the fruit of their imagination.

In any case, when our nation or our Canaanite forefathers came to Palestine, they built the Temple, a temple in Jerusalem. Sissalem: We, as the Palestinian nation fighting for its freedom and liberation, must not focus too much attention on these false [Biblical] legends. The history of our land continues more than ten thousand years. The land of battles and wars, [many] armies, tribes and commanders came through.

I want to point out that we should not focus much on what is called the [Biblical] Hebrew tribes, who are in fact Bedouin - Arab tribes. There is no connection between them and these Khazar Jews [of Israel today]. Those [Hebrew - Arab] tribes were erased and ceased to exist and no traces were left of them. That group did not have a pure religion. They claimed that Solomon, may he rest in peace, built the Temple. Does the land testify to this?

Solomon was a prophet and we see him as a Muslim and part of our [Islamic] heritage. There is no historical text that proves the existence [of the temple] or that it has a real history other than the Bible, and the Bible as we have previously mentioned, was written based on ancient legends.

I won't bore you any longer with this insanity, if you "must" read it, check out PMW's site.But what I can tell you is, that the falsehood bothers Israelis so much, that the usually self-flagellating, left-leaning Ha'aretz, last May, featured the article "A campaign of denial to disinherit the Jews." In it, the author tells us:

"Years ago, a group of archaeology students from Bar-Ilan University went to Jerusalem's Kidron Valley, hoping to save archaeological remnants from earth the Wakf [Muslim religious trust] had dug up on the Temple Mount and dumped in the riverbed. A Wakf official who noticed the students began yelling at them. One sentence struck them in particular: 'You have nothing to look for here, just as the Crusaders had nothing to look for here. Jerusalem is Muslim.'"According to the article, a recent study by Dr. Yitzhak Reiter, conducted for the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies states:

"In the last generation, the Islamic and Arab history of Jerusalem has gradually been rewritten. At the heart of this new version is the Arabs' historic right to Jerusalem and Palestine. The main argument is that the Arabs ruled Jerusalem thousands of years before the children of Israel.

In addition to building the Arab-Muslim case, the Muslim thinkers are formulating a denial and negation of the Jewish-Zionist narrative. Included in that effort is the de-Judaizing of the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and Jerusalem as a whole."

And if you thought Palestinian insanity was bad enough, it seems to be contagious....Reiter, a specialist in Contemporary History of the Middle East at Hebrew University's Truman Institute, points out that not only Palestinian propagandists like Arafat and PA-appointed mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Akram Sabri, have lost it, but both former and current Jordanian Ministers of Wakf Affairs, the Muslim world's most popular cleric, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, and others as well.

So have members of the Saudi royal family, Palestinian archaeologists, such as Dr. Dimitri Baramki, Syrian clerics and others in the Arab/Islamic world. And of course the Palestinians are descended from the Jebusites....

Egyptian archaeologist Abed al-Rahim Rihan Barakat, the manager of the archaeological site at Dahab in Sinai, recently wrote in an article appearing on the Internet site of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, "The myth of the fabricated Temple is the greatest crime of historical forgery." And, a fatwa on the internet site of the Wakf in Jerusalem states that David, Solomon and Herod did not build the Temple; rather they repaired something that had been there since the time of Adam.

So, next time you get the "crazy idea" that just maybe Israel can make peace with the Palestinians, or that the Islamic world is ready to live in peace with the rest of the world, knock that revisionist baloney right out of your head. They're having a psychotic episode, gripped in mass insanity.

And, if Jesus ever comes back, Arafat will portray the Nazarene as a Palestinian "Shaheed" (martyr) who the Israeli occupation has killed - as Yasser Arafat has stated on numerous occasions. You'll hear it first on Palestinian Authority TV.

By the way everybody, right now as I am writing this, monkeys are flying out of my butt.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The Orwellian Media Blackout

I know that people around the world think that the American media is rife with censorship and that we get fed the conservative party line; pro-Bush, pro-war, anti-Islam, etc.

The truth is the opposite. We hear nothing but Michael Moore, quagmire, and Abu Ghraib.

Now John Kerry is running for office and the nightly news, when it is not bashing Bushitler, is one long infomercial promoting his campaign.

Today, Roger Simon noted this on his blog:

A search for the word "Cambodia" in The New York Times this morning came up empty. In other words, it is not news to the putative newspaper of record that a man (Pastorius note: that would be John Kerry) currently running for the most powerful position on Earth quite probably lied on the floor of the US Senate (and other places) about having been at war in that country.

I found no results for that word at the Washington Post either. So it goes.

This is why internet daily's and blogs are taking over. My humble blog does not make much of a dent, as of yet. But blogs like Instapundit, LittleGreenFootballs, Roger Simon, PowerLine, etc. reach millions of people. And they dissect the facts. All of them have their various slants, (Roger Simon and Instapundit are liberals, Charles at LittleGreenFootballs appears to be a Zappa-esque libertarian, and PowerLine is conservative), but they all share a similar passion for attampting to get at the facts.

The established media is shaking in their boots because they know we bloggers are not just deconstructing their reportage, we are gradually deconstructing their very powerbase.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

The War On Terror Heats Up

From Iraq The Model, with thanks to Roger Simon, comes this:

American Humvees are patrolling Najaf's streets and announcing through loudspeakers that civilians should evacuate Najaf city as soon as possible. This has coincided with the departure of all the 4 most important clerics from Najaf today "Grand Ayetullah" (The last one left today). Also a curfew was announced yesterday in Sadr city from 4 p.m. till 8 a.m. and will continue for an undeclared time.

It seems that it's time at last! I hope they get Muqtada this time and also all his deputies. People here are not only disgusted and upset with this gang but also most of them showed extreme anger and some of them went as far as condemning Islam and even the Mahdi himself!! I don’t agree of course with that, as Muqtada has nothing to do with Islam.

And, as usual, Wretchard, from Belmont Club, gives perspective:

World War 3

The key theaters of conflict, evident only in outline in early 2002, are coming into clearer focus. They are:

  • stopping WMD proliferation;
  • destroying transnational terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda;
  • strongarming or toppling selected regimes like Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Two regimes, Afghanistan and Iraq, have been toppled. Intelligence and police operations are ongoing on every continent. The geographical scope of the struggle is staggering: pursuit across the Arabian peninsula, North Africa, Southwest Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America.

The instruments of struggle are equally various. Defensive security, diplomatic pressure, covert operations, bilateral training, special operations and conventional combat. An old world is being torn down and a new one -- for better or worse -- is being created "in a fit of absentmindedness".

The falure by the Left to articulate an alternative vision of a post-September 11 world except in the negative has banished what should have been the most momentous public policy debate of the last 50 years into the outer dark. By declaring discussion of the transformation of the world illegitimate and then only belatedly presenting a Presidential candidate whose countervision consists of a "secret" but unstated plan, liberals have effectively left matters in the hands of President Bush.

It is a staggeringly reactionary performance and a fundamentally unhealthy one. Because the one certain thing is that the antebellum world, the universe of September 10, can never be restored. The Clinton era, like the green light at the end of Daisy's dock, has been borne into the past.

It is unlikely that a meaningful national dialogue on the future of world can occur until the Left frees itself from the taboos which have stultified its intellect. The dead hand of Vietnam and its attachment to the cultic nonsense of the 1960s lies heavy on Democratic Party. That spectral limb will grip them by the throat until they shake free. Until then, forward to wherever. We'll know where we're going when we get there.

I used to vote Democrat, always. I voted for Al Gore. Now, I'm glad he lost.

I note this only to make the point that my heart lies with more liberal-minded ideas. I am extremely pro-Union for instance. For evidence of my liberal credentials, see my essay on Bill Clinton, where I proclaim him one of the greatest of American Presidents.

However, I have now come to believe that the Democratic party has lost it's soul.

The War On Terror as I see it, is about the United States having finally, after 22 years dating back to the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, been provoked enough to say, "Enough. Now let's put an end to your fascist ideology and it's grip over the lives of hundred of millions of people."

Roosevelt was perhaps our most liberal President, if you take into account the vast chasm between where he found the country and where he took it. But, he ran WWII singlemindedly, and ruthlessly.

George Bush, while not a liberal, has established a liberal purpose - that being the establishment of freedom for those who live in the Islamic world - for this War and the evidence of his actions demonstrates his liberal vision on three key points:

1) He did not use Iraqi Oil to pay for the War.

2) U.S. forces have gone to incredible lengths to avoid harming civilians even though the combatants against whom we fight look exactly like civilians.

3) Except for insisting that basic Human Rights be established in the new Iraqi Constitution, the United States has stayed out of the process of the building of the new Iraqi government.

One could even add to this the fact the U.S. has reneged on it's original to keep France and Germany out of post-War Iraqi business. In the end this War will benefit France and Germany more than the U.S. because they aren't paying for it. Instead they are making money on the rebuilding of Iraq.

How's that for some fancypants nuancin'?

The people of the United States have a lot to be proud of with regards to this War, so far.

Who knows what the future will bring.

Another Jewish Cemetary Desecrated In France

Another Jewish cemetary is desecrated. This time in Lyon, France. Thanks to No Pasaran for the translation from this LeMonde article:

Sixty Jewish tombs at a cemetery in Lyon were covered in swastikas and Celtic crosses, Monday evening, the Rhône police department disclosed in the night of Monday to Tuesday. The cemetery guard found the head stones daubed with black paint shortly after 11 pm on Monday, deputy chief of police François Lalanne told the AFP. The defaced graves are in part of a cemetery row that comprises several hundred sepulchers, all of them Jewish, in Lyon's 7th arrondissement, according to Lalanne. The perpetrator(s) painted one to two crosses or swastikas on each grave, he added. Regional police have been assigned to an investigation at the request of the Lyon prosecutor's office. The prefect, police commissioner, Republic prosecutor, the rabbi of Lyon and the president of the local Jewish consistory arrived on the scene toward 11 pm, sources said.

These heinous acts have by now become almost commonplace in France. I believe this is the third in the last six weeks, that I know of. Le Monde generally does not publish photos. I'll have to wait to see if any blogger does and, if so, I will link to them. We all need to understand what is happening in and to Europe.

Now, when is the last time these kinds of anti-Semitic acts were so commonplace? The 1930's?

What is happening to our world?

Monday, August 09, 2004

Fifty Percent Of Muslims Support Islamic Extremism?

From BillO', via

Two leaders of a mosque in Albany have been charged with plotting to murder a Pakistani diplomat in New York City. Muslim-American activist Kamal Nawash told The Factor that Muslim leaders need to speak out against terror: "We have to come out and admit that we have a problem with extremism... it's a movement that's been growing for twenty years throughout the entire Muslim world." Nawash further claimed that many as fifty percent of Muslims around the world support the goals of the extremists.

I hope this isn't true. Heck, we can barely muster fifty percent who would support that we should fight back against this extremism.

The Democratic Party's Anti-Semitism Problem

Once again, thanks to LittleGreenFootballs for making me aware of this article from the Seattle Times:

One of the most prominent figures at John Kerry's nominating convention was the Rev. Al Sharpton, who seemed almost as fixed a presence at Kerry's side the night of his acceptance speech as were the nominee's wife and vice presidential candidate John Edwards.

Yet, it is common knowledge that this failed contender for the Democratic nomination incited anti-Jewish violence in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in 1991 and in Harlem in 1995. In the latter incident he encouraged the explicitly anti-Semitic boycott and picketing of a Jewish-owned store named "Freddy's." Eight employees of the store were killed in a fire started by one of Sharpton's followers.

Among the victors in the July 20 Democratic primary in Georgia was Cynthia McKinney, who served five terms in Congress before being defeated in the 2002 primary by Denise Majette. Like many other inhabitants of the fever swamps of the Democratic Party, McKinney believed and said that President Bush knew in advance about the 9/11 plot but allowed it to proceed in order to line his pockets.

She also, as The New York Times said in reporting her victory, had made "a series of other incendiary, often racial comments." This is The New York Times' delicate way of alluding to the stridently anti-Semitic character of McKinney's 2002 campaign, in which "Jews" were repeatedly blamed for her faltering in the polls and for her eventual defeat. Her behavior did not deter House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, then the Democratic whip, from backing her to the hilt.

Also in 2002, the Alabama Democratic congressional incumbent Earl Hilliard attacked his challenger, Artur Davis, in a flier that read: "Davis and the Jews, No Good for the Black Belt." (Both men are black.)

Hilliard's racist rhetoric did not prevent him from receiving support from 24 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, one of the party's funding agencies.

French Anti-Semites Physically Assault Jewish Girl At Auschwitz - 2004

Thanks to LittleGreenFootballs for making me aware of this article from the Jerusalem Post:

While on a tour of the museum at the Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Sunday, a group of around 50 Jewish university students from Israel, the U.S. and Poland were verbally attacked by a three-member gang of French male tourists.

Evidently incited by the presence of an Israeli flag wrapped around the shoulders of Tamar Schuri, an Israeli student from Ben Gurion University, the first assailant ran at the group while its members were being guided through a model gas chamber and crematoria and began swearing and hurling anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli insults.

"He told us to go back to Israel and said that we were stupid and should be ashamed to walk around with an Israeli flag," testifies Maya Ober, a 21-year-old Polish student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan and member of the Polish Union of Jewish Students (PUSZ), which organized the 16-day summer learning program along with the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS).

After the initial altercation, a second assailantgrabbed Ober by the arm. "One of the guys held me by the arm and wouldn't let go," says Ober, who lost several members of her family at Auschwitz. "I was afraid. I couldn't move and I didn't know what he was going to do.

"I was shocked. Although I have met anti-Semitism many times, I never expected to meet it at Auschwitz, where so many of my relatives were killed," she says she spoke to the assailants in French and that in addition to being "brutish and vulgar," their sentiments "made absolutely no sense."

"Violence was narrowly averted," adds LaurenceWeinbaum, Director of Research at the World JewishCongress and resident scholar for the group, who says the Polish police were not notified of the incident because the assailants did commit an actual crime.

"But, if the two sides hadn't been separated, it would have come to blows."

That's like beating up at a mourner at a funeral. What the hell kind of sense does that make?

Charles, from LittleGreenFootballs comments:

This is how bad things are getting in Europe; a despicable act that would have been unthinkable a few years ago.

That seems to be true. However, I bet alot of anti-Semites would say that, because these thugs were at Auschwitz, they clearly could not be anti-Semitic. Instead, it will probably be asserted that this is a prime example of the French ability to detect the nuance between being anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Our Collective Suicide Note

I have referred several times over the past few weeks to "our collective suicide note." Here in this post, from Cella's Review, about American response to the terrorist threat, post 9/11, Paul Cella waxes on about our seeming lack of will to live:

There is no boldness from our bureaucrats; they are enervated. A consuming fear of being charged with discrimination or intolerance stultifies initiative; it disarms learned instinct; it is the remorseless enemy of the detective’s intuition, ... We all know the stories about the body searches of grandmothers at airports (this because airlines still face fines for any disproportionate scrutiny of certain ethnicities); these are but a prominent symptom of a deeper disease.

When the political and administrative leadership of society have by and large declared that they will not act against their own sense of propriety and decorum; in a word, that they will allow people to die for political correctness — when this paralysis has struck (and it has with us), then there is no sense in mincing words: we are losing the will to defend ourselves.

My local newspaper reports on the heightened security in that peculiarly anodyne way: “In Washington, police increased patrols on subways, including canine units to search for explosives. Announcements on loud speakers urged vigilance from passengers and asked them to report suspicious packages or backpacks.” Are we to fancy that the explosives and suspicious packages might simply fall from the sky?

The way this is described, just like the way this is conveyed to us by government officials, makes terrorism almost a kind of natural disaster, a quite mindless force. We should prepare for it as we might prepare for a hurricane.

Has Homeland Security ever given us a public description, even in vague terms, of the kind of men who might carry out these attacks? Have there ever been announcements on loud speakers urging passengers to be vigilant for suspicious people?

I ask another, more philosophical question: Has there ever been, in all of history, a society so staggered by political cowardice? Has there ever been a people, of all the multifarious peoples of the earth, that really thought it better to be murdered than be called racist? Has there ever been a civilization that shuddered, not at the silent approach of the assassin’s blade, but at the sanctimonious outrage of the offended assassin?