Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Quick Rundown Of Our Idiocy Today

Just stuff you need to know about.

Muslims Imam teaches teenage boys how to beat wife (on TV show).

Britain is giving 70m Pounds to Muslim groups, basically, as protection money.

"Peace Group" to celebrate Kristalnacht ("The night of Crysal", often acknowledged as the beginning of the Holocaust) with Holocaust Denial Conference.

(From the Astute Blogger) The Labour Party's favorite think tank has proposed "downgrading Christmas" and expelling the Bishops from the House of Lords because Britain is no longer a Christian nation.

Non-Muslim students at the new Madani High School in Leicester will be forced to wear Muslim hijab head scarves -- and the school will be required to admit 10% non-Muslim students.

And in the West Midlands, all 257 students (mostly Christians) and all 41 teachers (all Christians) at the Rufford primary school were required to dress up as Muslims "to promote multi-culturalism."

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Global Jihad
Against Christians

The Jihad is not just for the Jews. They're coming for you too, my brothers and sisters.

From Atlas Shrugs:

Gospel Singer Helen Berhane Granted Asylum in Denmark - VOM SourcesEritrean gospel singer, Helen Berhane, who was released from prison in November 2006 after being detained in Eritrea for two years without charge, has been granted asylum in Denmark. Berhane and her daughter arrived in Denmark on October 19, after spending 11 months in Sudan. Her health remains extremely poor, due to the physical suffering she experienced during her detention. She cannot walk without assistance. During Berhane's detention, she was held for extended periods of time in shipping containers and tortured several times by authorities in an effort to force her to recant her faith.

Christian Homes Demolished in Pakistan - VOM SourcesOn October 19, local Muslims demolished homes belonging to three Christian families in the village of Lobhana, near Lahore, Pakistan. According to The Voice of the Martyrs' contacts, more than 70 armed villagers moved in with tractors and began destroying the homes. VOM contacts said, "They demolished and looted three homes and only stopped when the police arrived." Some of the Christians attacked reported that the Muslims threatened to kill them. VOM contacts added that the land where some of the demolished homes were located had been given to the Christian families by the Pakistani government more than 10 years earlier. However, some local Muslims claimed the land, intending to build a cemetery.

Muslim Officials Dismiss Christian School Librarian - Compass Direct NewsSixteen months ago, Muslim officials forced Asabe Ladagu, a Christian widow, to leave her job as a librarian. The incident occurred after she and others requested land to build a chapel in the capital city of Borno state, in northern Nigeria. According to Compass Direct News, Muslim administrators at Ramat Polytechnic forced Ladagu into early retirement without pay. Ladagu told Compass, "We were branded dangerous people because we were Christians. I have been forced out of office now for 16 months, not retired and not on staff roll of Ramat Polytechnic. Other Christian brethren, too, have either been forced out or have been the subjects of witch hunts."

Imprisoned Christians Sentenced - VOM SourcesThe remaining Christian leaders imprisoned in April have been sentenced to five years in prison. They were imprisoned after a video recording of them praying for Muslims was leaked to Islamic organizations. According to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts in Indonesia, "The defendants have been found guilty of abusing the Quran, and the judge sentenced them to five years in prison. Their lawyers are planning to appeal this decision in East Java High Court in Surabaya."

By the way, Christians are crucified by Muslims quite often. How do you feel about that?

Who Europe
Is Subsidizing?

Isn't it interesting that, no matter which direction the moral compass is point, the Europeans always have their heads turned and their eyes focused on the Jews.

From the Jerusalem Post:

The European Union and its member countries have been subsidizing various opponents of Israel for many years. A study, just published by the Dutch Center for Documentation and Information on Israel contains perhaps the most detailed investigation of one such case.

A group called United Civilians for Peace is a joint venture of five Dutch NGOs. Fifty to 90% of their budgets are funded by the Dutch government and the European Union. A sixth partner left UCP in view of its extreme anti-Israeli activities.

UCP - among other things - publishes research about "Dutch economic links in support of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and/or Syrian territories."

Journalist Joost de Haas, writing in the Dutch Telegraaf summed up the 50-plus page report by the Dutch Center for Documentation saying: "A peace organization financed with taxpayers money is guided by the Palestinian terror organization Hamas and supports the Iranian atom bomb."

The EU and the Dutch government thus indirectly finance Dutch opponents of Israel.

This story is the tip of a European iceberg of financial support for anti-Israeli bodies. NGO Monitor has exposed various state agencies which finance extreme anti-Israeli organizations. In an article in the Swiss daily Le Temps, Gerald Steinberg, who heads NGO Monitor cited examples of such support by the Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation.

A few months ago the Jewish Chronicle wrote that Israeli diplomats intended to raise claims with the Irish government that its Irish Aid Department was financing anti-Israeli NGOs some of which promote the demonization of Israel and boycott actions. The Swedish International Development Agency is also involved in financing extreme anti-Israeli groups.

IN AN interview with Rijk van Dam, a former Dutch member of the European Parliament he told me that the government of Finland had contributed millions of Euros to pay for Palestinian textbooks which promote the hate of Israel.

In 2004 Wall Street Journal op-ed writer Daniel Schwammenthal detailed how difficult it was to obtain information on the funding of the PLO by European governments. This, while the latter claimed their activities were transparent.

Earlier this year the Israeli government criticized the British embassy in Tel Aviv for contributing funds to a study on the security barrier and its impact on the Palestinians. A Foreign Ministry source said: "It is interference by Britain in an internal Israeli matter. How would they react in London if our embassy was to fund a British research organization that is trying to promote an agenda critical [of their government]. This is not acceptable in international relations."

AND THEN there is the abuse by the Palestinian Authority of part of the many billions of Euros it gets in funding from the EU. Van Dam says: "There is no doubt that a substantial portion of European funding has served purposes such as corruption and terrorism."

He added that at a meeting in the European Parliament the then Palestinian finance minister [and now Prime Minister Salam Fayad] was asked how European money was spent. He replied that he did not know, not a penny was left, and it had all gone to the pockets of fat cats.

Van Dam also explained how difficult it was to have an inquiry started into this abuse of European funding and how powerful sources in the EU tried to abort it. Ultimately its findings were not conclusive.

The former Israeli ambassador at the EU, Efraim Halevy, told me a revealing story. The EU was paying the Palestinian Authority in a less than straightforward way and channeling part of their funds semi-legally. "Some money went directly into Yasser Arafat's bank accounts. Once I was meeting the [then EU Commission vice president] Manuel Marin when he got a call from the German foreign minister who complained that $25 million, which Arafat got as 'special emergency funding,' had been transferred to the wrong account. It went into the general account and should have gone into his private one.

"The commissioner asked the minister for a few minutes' pause and then turned to me and politely asked me to excuse him because he had to attend to the matter at hand. I left, of course, but not before my host had unburdened himself and had expressed his exasperation at the way he was being forced to cooperate in these matters."

This is a very limited selection of facts concerning an issue of major importance. One can only wonder why the Israeli government does not systematically expose this European misbehavior.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My Funny Valentine

Chet Baker, with Stan Getz.

The Lord Doth Work In Mysterious Ways

The other day, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made a very strange decision. She decided that, because she has not been able to figure out how to solve the Middle East Crisis thus far, she would turn, for answers, to the two Presidents whose respective foreign policies got us into the mess we're in now.

Sometimes, when very strange (ironic?) things happen in the world, one has to wonder if the hand of God is at work? Is He preparing some revelation for us?

Gerald Honigman thinks so:

The Lord Doth Work In Strange Ways
by Gerald A. Honigman

But, is Israel watching?

Recently, with problems on the horizon for President Bush and Secretary Rice's proposed Middle East peace (of the grave) summit, Condi stated that she'd turn for advice to two former Presidents.

I'm convinced that this was a Divine, eleventh hour wake up call for Israel.

Now who, pray tell, is Condi turning to for such consultations?

Let's take them one at a time…

Firstly, there's Jimmy "Apartheid Israel" Carter, whose Carter Center and such receives a fortune in Arab donations…including from Osama bin Laden's own Saudi cousins.

Arabs commit genocide against black Africans in the Sudan, butcher and gas Kurds, murder and burn down churches of Egyptian Copts, murder and subjugate North African Berbers, and so forth, but Mr. Peanut's high power lens of moral scrutiny can only find an admittedly imperfect Israel --which has Arabs who side with Hamas in its own Parliament--to focus upon. Not to mention the one half of Israel's Jews who fled so-called "Arab" lands, where they were commonly known as kilab yahud…Jew dogs.

Knowing full well that after the '67 Six Day War, Israel was not required to return to the status quo ante (i.e., the '49 U.N.-imposed armistice lines, which simply marked the spot where the fighting stopped and which made Israel virtually invisible on a map of the world and a constant temptation to its enemies), as President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of State George Shultz, and other American officials fully understood, Carter pretends otherwise. He claims Judeans wanting to live in Judea is racism, and insists that Judea and Samaria--known by this long before British imperialism renamed it the "West Bank"--must become Judenrein…free of Jews. He also sees Israel's attempts to stop the atrocities committed against its innocents as the moral equivalent of Arabs blowing up buses, restaurants, teen night clubs, and such.

Indeed, Mr. Peanut has never met an Arab disemboweler of Jewish babes whom he didn't have an excuse for.

And he's one of the two seers Condi seeks advice from.

Not that Condi doesn't know how to twist Jew arms herself, mind you.

Her blow ups on Sharon's own ranch and such are legendary. The Jews weren't caving in fast enough for her Arab buddies. And remember those arms she wanted the Jews themselves to supply to those moderate Arafatian good cops in Fatah? The bad cops in Hamas say thank you for them now…

Like it makes a difference to Israel in the long term which one gets them.

Is anybody conscious over there?

What will it take to get new Israeli elections underway and to get new folks who aren't afraid to say no on the scene?

This is one party that Israel must either stay away from or have the right folks attend. Since the right folks aren't at the helm right now, then…

All Israel can expect from such a summit are results Condi's Seer # 2 can claim credit for.
The President who disgraced America as well as the White House--and I voted both for Carter in '76 (he had good environmental policies) and for Clinton--had Arafat to the White House repeatedly. You know, that same Arafat who, under Clinton's watch, America constantly covered up for and who claimed that the Arab mother--the source for suicide/homicide bombers--was his best weapon.

Under Clinton's watch, Israel was forced to give and give and give to the Arabs in the Oslo Accords--and got non-stop barbarism and death in return.

At Camp David 2000, in attempt to redeem his legacy, Clinton continued Carter's one-sided arm twisting and forced Israel to agree to relinquish it's right to the secure and recognized borders it was entitled to via United Nations Security Council Resolution 242.

Forget about those who shoot the bull and claim 242 was "ambiguous."

Not so.

All the architects--Lord Caradon, Eugene Rostow, and so forth agree that Israel was not expected to return to the '49 Auschwitz /armistice lines. And any withdrawal at all was to be made in the context of real peace agreements…not temporary ceasefires designed only to gain time for Arabs until their next attempt on the life of the Jew of the Nations.

We hear consistently that Arabs threaten not to attend the party either unless the Jews once again agree--as Prime Minister Barak did for Mr. Degenerate at Camp David and Taba--to give away the store.

I'm convinced that Israel now has its legitimate response handed to it…if it will only pay attention to its senses and to Heaven's most recent alert, courtesy of an American Secretary of State.

Dubya and Condi would never consent to such a deal for America that it expects to force down Israel's throat or up somewhere else. And America is a nation of over three hundred million people, in a land three thousand miles wide, and with two vast oceans separating it from its enemies.

That Mr. Peanut and Mr. Degenerate are Condi's last minute guiding lights should tell any Israeli with functioning neurons what's in store at Annapolis as yet another American President, George W. Bush, attempts to regain his declining popularity as he leaves office with Jews paying the price in blood.

The Body
Of Christ?

How can a people who claim to worship Jesus Christ, who was a practicing Jew Himself, hate Jews?

I think you'll have to ask Christ for the answer to that one, because I have been unable to come up with an answer in the five years since I started Christians Against the New Anti-Semitism.

But, just for the sake of keeping a record, let us note that there is open anti-Semitism being practiced at Boston's Old South Church:

Here’s an account by Joel Pollak of a truly disgusting event at Boston’s Old South Church, featuring speakers from the Arab hate group Sabeel, Desmond Tutu, and Muslim Brotherhood front man Mahdi Bray (the one who claimed his cheers for Hamas and Hizballah at a rally in Washington were just “jokes”): The cult of Israel-hatred:
The Cult of Israel-Hatred
Tonight I decided to skip my usual Friday night services and head on down to the Old South Church to attend the opening of the Sabeel conference on "The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-Israel."
The church is a beautiful building; what a shame it was to see it defiled by such hatred. The pews were packed with people who dislike Israel in one way or another; one guy wore a t-shirt depicting a burning Israeli flag.
I walked around the room to see where the microphones for question-and-answer would be. There weren't any, and at the start of the evening we were told that if we wanted to ask a question we'd have to fill out an index card and hand it to one of the ushers. Screened in advance! I should have known. I complained to Phyllis Bennis, one of the moderators, who told me: "This is not an open discussion."
I sat down in a pew near the front and opened the folder of conference materials. The back page of the official program was entitled "Apartheid?" and was filled with quotes and maps aimed at proving the Israel-apartheid analogy. They had a line from Jimmy Carter, a line from Archbishop Desmond Tutu (the conference's keynote speaker), and a line from—no, wait, really?—Nelson Mandela:
"Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children."
Sounds rather damning, doesn't it? And who could disagree with Nelson Mandela? There's only one problem: Nelson Mandela never said, wrote or endorsed those words . They are the creation of an Arab journalist named Arjan El Fassed.
When I exposed El Fassed's fraud earlier this year, he claimed: "There is no possible basis for Pollak to say I intended people to believe the memo was written by anyone other than myself."
In spite of El Fassed's admission, the Israel-haters continue to use his Mandela quote to promote their views. But El Fassed's "Mandela Memo" is a fraud—just as much a lie as the Israel-apartheid equation itself. The entire evening was built on such lies. Keynote speaker Naim Ateek, for example, claimed that the Israeli government has an "intense desire to ethnically cleanse Palestinians."
But I'm jumping ahead. The evening began with an address by the Right Reverend M. Thomas Shaw, the local Episcopalian bishop, who equated the anti-Israel movement with the anti-apartheid movement: it is "like any movement we've had for justice in human history," he said. "God smiles on this assembly," he added. This was a feature throughout the evening: religious blessing of hatred against Israel.