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February 3 2014
Kerry Says No Deaths From West Bank Terror in 2013, Just Days After Shin Bet Lists Fatalities
“Last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told guests at a Munich conference on Saturday, according to a U.S. State Department transcript. His comments however, came just days after Israel’s Shin Bet security service listed Israeli deaths from terror originating in the territory in 2013.
The past year saw a sharp rise in the number of terror attacks and
fatalities in Judea and Samaria over 2012, according to a report issued
by the Shin Bet General Security Service.
In 2013, there were
some 1,271 attacks in Judea and Samaria, as opposed to 578 in 2012, the
Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said. Of these attacks, 1,042 took
place in Judea.
In addition, of the six Israelis killed in terror
attacks in 2013, five were killed in the West Bank – as opposed to
2012, when all of the 10 Israeli fatalities from terror attacks took
place inside the Green Line. Of those killed, three were civilians and
three were members of the security forces.
The 10 fatalities listed for 2012 include six Israelis killed during
Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012, the Shin Bet noted.
Israelis were killed in attacks launched from Sinai, the report said,
adding that most of the attackers were considered “lone wolf types” and
not members of organized terror cells.
Of the six Israelis
killed, three were stabbed to death by their attackers, two were killed
by snipers and one, IDF soldier Tomer Hazan, was kidnapped and
strangled. Five of the six killings took place from September until the
end of the year.
Altogether, some 44 Israelis were injured in
terror attacks in 2013, according to the Shin Bet, as opposed to 309 in
2012, 269 of which were during Operation Pillar of Defense. The Shin
Bet said that 78 percent of the injuries in 2013 were caused in
rock-throwing or firebombing incidents. Of the 44 injured, 15 were
civilians and 29 members of the security forces.
Kerry did however recognize that terror activity was on the rise for 2014 – “This
year, unfortunately, there’s been an uptick in some violence” – he
said, while cautioning that failure to secure an agreement between
Israel and the Palestinian Authority could make matters worse.
“But the fact is the status quo will
change if there is failure. So everybody has a stake in trying to find
the pathway to success,” Kerry said, in Munich.
The Algemeiner contacted the
U.S. State Department for further information about Kerry’s
understanding of the West Bank terror deaths in 2013, but a spokeswoman
said they were unable to immediately comment.
DOJ: HLF's Bid To Vacate Trial Outcome "Strains Credulity"
February 3, 2014
Their 2008 convictions have been upheld on appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up
the case. So five men convicted of illegally routing millions of
dollars to Hamas through a Dallas-based charity are trying the only ploy
they have left – blaming their lawyers and asking for new trials.
A new attorney claims the five former Holy Land Foundation (HLF)
officials filed a petition in October claiming that, if not for the
mistakes made by their counsel, Mohamed El-Mezain, Shukri Abu Baker,
Ghassan Elashi, Mufid Abdulqader and Abdelrahman Odeh would be free men.
Instead, they are serving sentences ranging from 15 to 65 years in federal prison.
Read the rest HERE....and smile.
I really believe that all Islamic terrorists caught and convicted in the United States, should be sent to a very remote prison. Not Colorado or Florida, but some island or maybe remote Alaska. -BBJ
A Somali cabdriver was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for his role in a broader San Diego-based conspiracy to provide material and logistical support to the Islamic terrorist group, al-Shabaab.
Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud from Anaheim was the last of four defendants to be sentenced in connection with the conspiracy that sought to transfer funds to al-Shabaab through a now- defunct hawala or money-transmitting business system in San Diego, the Shidaal Express.
Mohamud's co-defendants included Basaaly Saeed Moalin, also a cab driver, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, an imam at a local mosque visited by members of the local Somali immigrant community, and Issa Doreh, who worked in the hawala that helped transfer money to al-Shabaab.
A federal judge sentenced all three individuals to prison terms ranging from 10-18 years in November.
Court records and evidence presented during a three-week trial that ended a year ago showed that Moalin, the group's ringleader, was in direct telephone contact with Aden Hashen Ayrow, a well-known leader of al-Shabaab between 2007 and 2008. In those calls, Ayrow asked for several thousand dollars and said that "it is time to finance jihad." Moalin also provided his house in Somalia to serve as an al-Shabaab safe house.
Ayrow died in a U.S. missile strike in May 2008.
During the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller acknowledged Mohamud's crimes were of a milder nature than those of his co-defendants but added, "These offenses are still very serious."
'If you have two X chromosomes, you're going to get harassed. You
could be any age. You could be wearing a hijab. It doesn't matter.'
A new public service announcement began running in Egypt aimed at
combatting the rapid and endemic sexual harassment of women in Egyptian
society. The PSA, produced by the UN Women's Egypt country office, was
part of the organization’s project, "Safe Cities: Free from Violence
against Women and Girls."
The short video highlights how threats and unwanted advances impact
Egyptian women and girls and shows what harassment looks like from a
A recent UN research
found that more than 99 percent of the hundreds of women surveyed in
Egypt report that they had experienced some form of sexual harassment –
at work, at home or on the street, ranging from verbal assaults to rape.
In Bangladesh, 87 per cent of women victims of domestic violence by Sumon Corraya This
finding is included in a survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. Only 8 per
cent of women said they were never abused at home. About 77 per cent of
respondents said they were abused in the previous year, and one in three
victims did not seek hospital treatment for their injuries.
- About 87 per cent of Bangladeshi married women are abused by their husband,
this according to a nation-wide study conducted by the government that involved
a sample of 12,600 women. Only 8 per cent of respondents said that they were
never abused by their partner.
Titled Violence against Women Survey 2011, the
research was conducted by the
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the United Nations
Population Fund. The picture it paints is alarming.
The survey found
that domestic violence is present in most Bangladeshi households. Last year, 77
per cent of respondents admitted that they had been abused. Of these, 50 per
cent had sustained serious injuries, but one in three women refused to go to
hospital for fear of retaliation by the husband. Although not as prevalent, the
problem also affects Catholic women.
Lata Gomes (not
her real name for security reasons) told AsiaNews
that "husbands consider us weak, and therefore believe that they have the
right to dominate us, even beating us. I am a university graduate and I take
care of our two children. But my husband does not listen to me, and if I do not
do what he says, he beats me."
Overall though, violence
is correlated to illiteracy and low levels of education among women, she explained.
According to human
rights organisation Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), 5,616 cases of violence
against women were recorded in 2012, mostly rapes (904), followed by murders
(900), stalking and death as a result of stalking (662); dowry-related murders (558),
and suicide (435).
"It's incessant. That's why it has such a big impact,” commented
Public Radio International’s American reporter Julia Simon, who lived in
Cairo for two years. Not a day passed, she said, when she wasn’t
“Walking down the street, you feel stressed out all the time, you can't relax,"said Simon,
who added that harassment happens to all women –young or old, native or
foreign, religious or secular. "If you have two X chromosomes, you're
going to get harassed. You could be any age. You could have dark hair,
you could have blond hair, you could be wearing a hijab. It doesn't matter," Simon added.
Egyptian women activists have been pushing for new laws that would
make sexual harassment a crime. The National Council for Women in Egypt
has drafted legislation that calls for a minimum one-year jail term
and/or a minimum fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (around $1,500) for
anyone convicted on charges of sexual harassment.
At present, there are no laws against sexual harassment in Egypt, but
three different sections of the penal code have been applied in
specific cases in the past.
A poll conducted in 2012
found that a full 60 percent of the men surveyed said they had harassed
women -- many on a regular basis. Of the women who reported sexual
abuse, 70 per cent said they were dressed in a hijab when they were harassed; only 13 per cent reported being dressed in “modern” clothes when the abuse happened.
The Arab Spring significantly worsened women’s rights in Egypt, which ranked last place
– even behind Saudi Arabia --in a recent polling of 22 Arab countries'
treatment of women. Contributing factors to the ranking included the
overwhelming abundance of sexual violence and harassment of Egyptian
women, which skyrocketed during the post-Mubarak reign of the Muslim Brotherhood.
During demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the 2011
revolution in January, 2012, 19 cases of sexual assault were reported in
Tahrir Square alone, with seven so severe that the women required
intensive medical intervention.
Anything that we have in America, that may be against Islamic law, is going to put every American in jeopardy. Islamists do not close their eyes. They do not ignore what bothers them. They will not accept others traditions, culture, lifestyle. What they will do is advocate and take up violence againsts anyone in their way. -BBJ
Seattle Police arrested 30-year-old Musab Mohamed Masmari (pictured on left) Saturday morning in connection with the arson at Neighbours nightclub on January 1.
Police took Masmari into custody as he was en route to the airport. (Where was he off too? Saudi Arabia? Egypt? Jordan? Or some other Islamic terrorist supporting country.)
Police say following the arrest, Masmari was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Arson.
It was just after midnight on New Year's Eve while nearly 700 people crammed into Neighbours for a celebration when customers noticed the staircase at the iconic gay club was on fire.
Management at the iconic gay club in Capitol Hill later discovered a gasoline container near the stairs. No one was injured. Neighbours released surveillance video that police believe shows Masmari as he walks into the club.
The video was captured around the time of the countdown to midnight on New Year's Eve. Masmari is carrying something in his hand.
The bar later found a container of gasoline at the top of a staircase. According to SPD, Masmari doused the staircase with fuel and set it on fire. Detectives worked on the case with the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A woman who lived next door to Masmari for three years calls him erratic and violent. “We’re scared of him,” she said. “He yells and throws things.”
Attorney General rules that man calling for Jews in Jerusalem to 'get
out or be shot' at large rally didn't commit hate crime.
That's not a hate crime?? Maybe if we yelled "Get out Muslims or you're dead!!" Would that be considered a hate crime? PROBABLY!! Its a one sided concern.
In Canada, the Ontario Attorney General (AG) has decided that an
anti-Israel activist who called for all Jews living in Israel, and
particularly in Jerusalem, to either "get out or be shot" while at a
large anti-Israel rally in Toronto did not commit a hate crime.
Last August, Elias Hazineh, the former President of Toronto's "Palestine House", spoke at the annual Al-Quds Day rally
in Toronto. Speaking before hundreds of people, Hazineh threatened Jews
living in Israel: "We say get out or you are dead. We give them two
minutes and then we start shooting and that’s the only way they'll
Hazineh also quoted from the Koran: "and prepare against them
whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war." The verse details
the military preparations for jihad holy war against the "infidels",
But advocating violent ethnic-cleansing and encouraging the murder of
Jews did not constitute racism or a hate crime according to the AG.
Khan, who shot to fame with his stint at Bigg Boss 7, is ready to test
Bollywood waters with his new film Ya Rab where is essays the role of an
The movie broadly deals with the issue of Jihad and how Quran has
been misinterpreted to give birth to terrorism. Ajaz Khan seems to be on
a mission and wants to create awareness about the true meaning of Islam
among its followers.
The makers, of course, wish to ensure that nobody’s sentiments are
hurt through the film. In fact, they recently held a screening for the
residents of Dharavi, where both Ajaz and Mahesh Bhatt were present.
“It was Maheshji’s idea that we hold a screening for the people of
Dharavi. Its followers often misunderstand Islam. The religion
emphasizes the importance of education. It is easy to influence
uneducated Muslims,” he explains.
The actor is sure that many of his dialogues will become a rage, just
like his one-liners during his Bigg Boss stint. “The public went crazy
and were chanting ‘ek number’ after watching the movie. It would be a
great achievement if I’m able to influence even one percent of the
people through the film,” states Ajaz.
Ajaz is grateful to Mahesh Bhatt who has come forward to promote the film. Vishesh Films will release the movie across India.
Ya Rab directed Hasnain Hyderabadwala stars Vikram Singh, Manzar
Sehbai, Ajaz Khan and newcomer Akhilendra Mishra. For the makes, things
have not been easy as at the Censor Board as was not ready to clear it
with a U/A certificate.
“The examining committee (of Central Board of Film Certification)
refused to see the film and give it the certificate that we wanted. We
wanted U/A certificate for the film but the Censor Board was not willing
to do so unless some cuts were done. The revising committee got cold
feet. Finally the director Hasnain Hyderabadwala and me went to the
Tribunal and thank god, India has people who have integrity, who have
courage. There Lalit Bhasin, who was heading the Tribunal, looked at
Hasnain with awe and said ‘you have made a brilliant film. I think India
needs to see this film.” stated Mahesh Bhatt.
Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin is dropping the word 'Crusaders' from its sports teams
The college's Crusader mascot will also change
Executive vice president Matt Davis says there have not been complaints about the name
Davis says the topic has been in discussion for some time and the Board of Trustees decided 2014 was time to update
'Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society,' he says
The word Crusades to some speaks of heroics but for others - namely Muslims - it speaks of bloody murder
Ibrahim Hooper from the Council on American-Islamic Relations says he 'welcomes the spirit of the change'
Here...this is for you Hooper:
A Wisconsin Christian university is
dropping the word 'Crusaders' from its sports teams, saying the word
doesn't fit with a 'more global society.'
The Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its sports teams have used the name since the college's founding in 1968.
The decision coincides with a recent name change, from Maranatha Baptist Bible College to Maranatha Baptist University.
The university's executive vice president stresses that the school has received no complaints about the name Crusaders.
'The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students,' Matt Davis told Fox News.
Davis says the change
had long been in discussion among the university's Board of Trustees,
who decided that 2014 was the appropriate time.
Maybe they were afraid muslim terrorists would attacke the school?
The word Crusades - defined by
Merriam-Webster as 'any of the military expeditions undertaken by
Christian powers in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries to win the Holy
Land from the Muslims' - to some speaks of heroics, but for others -
namely Muslims - it speaks of bloody murder.
change and we understand that context changes,' Davis told Fox News.
'Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society
with the Internet.'
Hooper, communications director at the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR), told Mail Online that he welcomes the 'Crusaders'
change, but said CAIR finds team names or mascots that incorporate race
or ethnicity more problematic, particularly those pertaining to Native
Americans. Whatta fuckin' liar!
The university is now fielding suggestions from its students, stakeholders and alumni for a new name and mascot for its teams.
A Kubwa Upper Area Court, Abuja, Federal Capital
Territory (FCT), has dissolved a 16-year-old marriage between Idris
Abubakar and his wife, Aishat, over the wife’s resolve to change her
religion to Christianity.
According to the judge, Alhaji Lawal Munir, Islamic legal system
(Sharia) provided that a mere denouncement of Islam by any of the
parties automatically dissolved a marriage.
“A case when one of the Muslim spouses denounces Islam and changes religion, the marriage is dissolved,” he said.
Munir held that the petitioner’s directive that the wife should pack
out of the house was proper because they were no longer husband and
The judge said the only contention was the custody of the four children as their interest and welfare must be protected.
He granted custody of the children to the husband because they have
been living with him since their mother abandoned them three years ago.
Earlier, Abubakar, who hailed from Okene, Kogi State, told the court
that his wife, Aishat, who he married under Islamic laws in 1998, had
changed to Christianity.
He said their daughter, Kadija Abudullahi, informed him that her
mother was always praying in the Christian way while she attended
church services every Sunday.
Abubakar said when he confronted his wife on the issue, she did not
deny it. He therefore, urged the court to dissolve their marriage.
The petitioner, who asked the court to direct Aishat to vacate his house, applied for the custody of the children.
He said his wife had left the house for three years and left the children behind.
Aishat, who accepted the divorce and agreed to pack out of the
matrimonial home, however, urged the court to grant her the custody of
two of the children.
“Abubakar can go with the first two children, while I’m allowed to be in custody of the two younger ones,’’ she said.
A study of extremist groups in Sweden finds that Islamic extremists pose the biggest threat of terrorist violence.
The study looked at extremists on the far left and far right, but
finds that an election year there, and a possible return of Swedes who
have joined the Syrian jihad, increase the potential for violence.
Sweden's national police agency, Säpo, reported that at least 75 Swedes
have gone to Syria to join the fight against dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The report was presented Friday to Democracy Minister Birgitta Ohlsson.
The country saw its first suicide bombing
in 2010, carried out by a man who moved to Sweden as a child but
reportedly became radicalized during his college years in England.
Sweden is home to cartoonist Lars Vilks, whose images of the prophet
Muhammad were among those published in a Danish newspaper in the fall of
2005, prompting violent protests
months later. This continues to make him an assassination target for
Muslim extremists throughout the world. Communication intercepted by the
FBI shows that American Colleen LaRose made killing Vilks "my goal till
i achieve it or die trying." She traveled in preparation for an attack
and even tried to contact the cartoonist, she admitted in a 2011 guilty plea.
"And I say to Lars Vilks, that where you are, if not today or
tomorrow, know that we haven't yet forgotten about you." Drawing his
finger across his throat, a Swede who joined al-Shabaab named Abu Zaid
threatened, "Know what awaits you, as it will be nothing but this,
slaughter… and to my brothers and sisters, I call you to make Hijra
[emigrate] Inshallah, and if you can, kill this dog Lars Vilks. Then you
will receive a great reward from Allah."
CAIR, a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, criticized Obama's pledge
to support Israel and the president's use of drones to kill terrorists.
By Ryan Mauro
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is blasting
President Obama for the comments he made about the Middle East in his
State of the Union speech. By criticizing Obama’s pledge to support
Israel as a Jewish state, CAIR indirectly expressed its support for the
elimination of the democratic U.S. ally.
“American diplomacy is supporting
Israelis and Palestinians as they engage in difficult but necessary
talks to end the conflict there; to achieve dignity and an independent
state for Palestinians, and lasting peace and security for the State of
Israel – a Jewish state that knows America will always be at their
side,” said President Obama.
Ibrahim Hooper, the communications
director of CAIR, responded by calling the statement a “very negative
precedent.” He compared the identification of Israel as a Jewish to
apartheid South Africa. Here Hooper. This is for YOU:
The opposition to Israel’s status as a
Jewish state is a carefully-worded way of opposing Israel’s existence.
This manipulative use of semantics was one of CAIR’s foundational
In 1993, the FBI wiretapped a secret
meeting of Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas operatives in Philadelphia. The
get-together led to the founding of CAIR the next year by two of the
present leaders. The discussion focused on creating a new organization
with a clean track record that could present a message more palatable to
an American audience.
Omar Ahmad, one of CAIR’s later
founders and former board chairman and Nihad Awad, CAIR’s current
executive director, discussed how to handle the posing of a question
about whether they want to destroy Israel.
“There is a difference between you
saying ’I want to restore the '48 land’ and when you say ‘I want to
destroy Israel,’” Ahmad said.
In another exchange on the topic,
someone said to Ahmad, “We don’t say that publicly. You cannot say that
publicly, in front of Americans.” He concurred, replying, “We didn’t say
that to the Americans.”
The organization has helped spread exaggerated impressions of NSA operations and even sued the NSA alongside a Unitarian church. In October, it helped put together an interfaith coalition to protest the NSA. The Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro debated one of the organizers of the protest on Chinese television.
Another issue CAIR criticized
President Obama for was the use of drones to eliminate terrorists.
President Obama said he would scale back the usage of the weapon
overseas to minimize anti-American sentiment.
CAIR is asking President Obama to
address “the drone program’s lack of public accountability and
transparency, claims of executive overreach, possible lack of due
process in lethally targeting American citizens, and the high number of
civilian casualties that have resulted from these attacks.”
Drone strikes are precise and the
projected civilian casualty toll is always taken into account when
launching them. There is no proof to the contrary. CAIR uses the
relative term of “high number” to reinforce the impression that the U.S.
government is essentially massacring civilians.
BANGUI, Central African Republic
(AP) — The French patrol in two armored personnel carriers showed up
just as the bystanders started pulling out their mobile phones to
photograph what moments ago had been a human being.
Now his body lay on the side of the road after the mob killed and mutilated him.
"He was a Muslim carrying grenades," shouted one man, defending the crowd's actions.
is Seleka," shouted another, referring to the Muslim rebels who became
deeply despised by Bangui's Christian majority after they overthrew the
president in March 2013 and began killing and torturing civilians.
after the Seleka leader-turned-president has stepped down from power,
Bangui residents are taking revenge on anyone perceived as having
supported the Seleka rebels — using stones, machetes and bare hands to
kill their victims in broad daylight.
The 1,600 French and 5,000
African peacekeepers in Central African Republic are struggling to keep a
lid on the violence. Murderous mobs roamed the capital on Wednesday,
even though the French killed 13 vigilantes, according to a French army
captain who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to
speak to journalists.
Crowds started to yell not long after the French patrol showed up at
another murderous scene in the Miskine district of Bangui. A stone's
throw from the main airport checkpoint, another Muslim man was being
killed in his shop.
French soldiers did not move. As they watched dozens rush toward the
scene, they called to the peacekeeping headquarters. "The crowd seems to
be moving ... awaiting orders," a French soldier said.
A good 10
minutes later they moved forward, firing in the air to disperse the
gathering. From the cover of trees, they called on a group of men who
had run away from the firing to come out, their hands in the air, and
proceeded to secure the area.
Confident there was no threat from
gunmen, they pulled back, leaving the already dead man and his workshop
to the now hundreds who had gathered. The horror here has reached a
level where the bodies of the dead are viciously mutilated.
colonizer France sent its troops in early December to stabilize a
country that teetered on the brink of anarchy after the men behind the
March 2013 coup failed to control the ethnic and religious violence
sweeping across the country. Then Christian militia fighters who opposed
the Seleka forces launched an attempted coup that led to more than
1,000 deaths in a matter of days.
Violence has continued unabated throughout Bangui, so fast that local
Red Cross officials have not been able to keep up with the tally of
dead. The peacekeepers have also suffered losses: In less than two
months, two French soldiers have been killed while trying to disarm the
former Seleka fighters.
dusk on Wednesday crowds gathered again, this time yelling "The French
are fake," and "The whites are here to kill us." African peacekeepers
from Rwanda and Burundi managed to keep the mob at bay and evacuated a
group of Muslims to a mosque in PK5, a traditionally Muslim
Before leaving, one Muslim man begged journalists to take with his 25-year-old tortoise.
we leave it here, they will eat it," the fleeing man said, putting the
80-kilogram (175-pound) creature into a journalist's car for
Muslims who can are now fleeing en masse toward neighboring Chad while those left behind are in fear for their lives.
like they have no need for us anymore," said Mustafa Abakar, a Muslim
who had sought shelter at a Seleka base now abandoned by the Muslim
fighters. "And we are Central Africans, this is our country. Foreigners
can go home, but where are we to go?"
night falls on Bangui, more than 100,000 refugees huddle in makeshift
tents at the French-guarded airport, bracing for another night of fear.
US intelligence official says steep growth in numbers of Syrian Al Qaida members
Washington: The Syrian militant group
tied to Al Qaida, the Al Nusra Front, wants to attack the United States
and is training a growing cadre of fighters from Europe, the Mideast
and even the US, the top US intelligence official told Congress on
Director of National
Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Intelligence Committee that
such Al Qaida groups in Syria have started training camps “to train
people to go back to their countries” — one of the newest threats
emerging in the past year to US security.
He said “Al Nusra Front, to
name one ... does have aspirations for attacks on the homeland.” Clapper
didn’t elaborate or offer any evidence of Al Nusra’s desire to attack
Clapper described the Syrian
militants as one of the newest groups to join a diverse and widely
dispersed network of Al Qaida-affiliated and other extremists bent on
carrying out attacks in the US He said more established groups like
Yemen’s Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula are still more capable of
carrying out attacks against the US, but described steep growth in
numbers of fighters in Syria.
Clapper said out of an
estimated 75,000 to 110,000 rebels overall battling the government of
Bashar Assad in Syria, some 26,000 are extremists, and about 7,000 of
them foreigners from some 50 countries, including Europe.
“Not only are fighters being
drawn to Syria, but so are technologies and techniques that pose
particular problems to our defences,” said committee chairwoman Dianne
Syria could become “a launching point or way station for terrorists
seeking to attack the United States or other nations,” in the annual
hearing on Wednesday to hear the US intelligence committee’s assessment
of worldwide threats.
US intelligence officials
have said a handful of American foreign fighters, and hundreds of
European militants have already returned to their home countries. The
officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not
authorised to speak publicly on the topic.
So when Scarlett Johansson, a Jewish
actress who had been an Oxfam Global Ambassador for eight years — longer
than many famously short-lived Hollywood marriages — was invited to
become a celebrity spokeswoman for Israel’s SodaStream, she believed the
company’s practices were compatible with Oxfam’s mission of fighting
poverty that she had been helping to promote around the world.
“SodaStream is a company that is not
only committed to the environment, but to building a bridge to peace
between Israel and Palestine, supporting neighbors working alongside
each other, receiving equal pay, equal benefits and equal rights,”Johansson said in a statement when the charity publicly questioned her decision to appear in SodaStream’s $4 million Super Bowl ad this Sunday.
“I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction
between a democratic Israel and Palestine,” Johansson asserted.
If anything, the rally that saw
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Fatah join forces in a rare show of power means
that Abbas's claim that he is fully in control of the situation in West
Bank is baseless.
For the first time since 2007, Hamas and Islamic Jihad militiamen
this week made a public appearance in the West Bank, raising fears that
the two radical groups continue to maintain a military presence in areas
controlled by Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority.
Palestinians were surprised to see Hamas and Islamic Jihad militiamen
in broad daylight in an area controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
The masked militiamen made their rare appearance
in the Jenin refugee camp during a rally to commemorate Islamic Jihad
member Nafi Sa'di, killed by the Israel Defense Forces last December.
The Palestinian Authority security forces, which are supposed to be
in control of the refugee camp, did not intervene to stop or arrest the
Hamas and Islamic Jihad gunmen, even as they fired into the air in honor
Over the past few years, the US- and EU-backed Palestinian Authority
[PA] security forces have been clamping down on Hamas and Islamic Jihad
supporters in the West Bank. Hundreds of activists belonging to the two
radical groups have been arrested as part of the crackdown.
But this time the PA decided not to take any action against the Hamas
and Islamic Jihad gunmen despite the fact that their public appearance
is seen as a challenge to Abbas's authority.
One reason for this decision may be attributed to the possibility
that the PA is afraid to confront Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The PA is
already under attack from many Palestinians for conducting security
coordination with Israel.
Israel’s Head of Military Intelligence, Major General Aviv Kohavi, on
Wednesday addressed security threats facing the Jewish state, including
170,000 rockets and renewed scope for cyber attacks.
Speaking at the seventh annual ‘Security Challenges of the 21st
Century’ conference at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security
Studies (INSS), Kohavi said, ”There are 170,00 rockets and missiles
directed at Israel. There are increased threats from the cyber realm
along with great additional potential for intelligence in cyber
In a briefing note published after the speech,
INSS said Kohavi described the major strategic threats facing Israel,
including the growing range, accuracy, lethality, and number of rockets
and missiles aimed at the Jewish state. He also spoke about Iran’s
nuclear project, which continues unabated. He addressed asymmetrical
warfare and the rise of urban, asymmetrical warfare, and the fact that
the IDF now faces more sophisticated enemies, more instability and more
Israel is surrounded by threats all around it, he said – Hezbollah,
Syria, Sinai, Gaza, and an active enemy in the West Bank, fueling the
conventional terror threat, which Israel still faces. Regarding
Hezbollah, specifically, the major general described it as not just a
terrorist organization, given its sophisticated arsenal.
President Obama delivered an unremarkable speech tonight in which he advocated a number of small-ball initiatives, several of which were repeats
from previous years. Virtually nothing in the address was memorable,
with one significant exception. As he drew his remarks to a close, the
president relayed the incredible story of an American wounded warrior,
who was perched next to the First Lady in the House gallery. On a night
of milquetoast policy and predictable rhetoric, this stirring tribute
to a true hero broke through:
Get Over It: Islam Is Not a Race
By Pete Parker / 29 January 2014
The next time you hear some liberal ideologue, or grievance-monger whine incessantly that Islam is a race–respond with the following: “Bullsh*t!”
That’s right: Bullsh*t!
Islam isn’t (and has never been) a race. Instead, it is a political system based on the most virulent forms of misogyny and anti-Christian/Semitism the world has ever witnessed.
In fact–in its most fundamental and original intent–Islam dictates that children are mere ancillaries created to serve as cum containers for their adult masters. Lest we forget: Aisha was only 9 years old when the Prophet Mohammed (then 60) broke her hymen.
From New York to the UK–and beyond, Islam hides behind the shroud of race. CAIR consistently cries “racism” whenever an organization, group, or individual refuses to acquiesce to its demands.
Since most Muslims are “people of color”–CAIR knows it can play the race card with full impunity. And given the politically correct posture that currently dominates our culture–it never hesitates to take full advantage.
And the results have been nothing short of insidious. From CAIR teaching “sensitivity” courses to federal law enforcement agencies to taxpayer funded footbaths at the University of Michigan to allowing Muslim service members to wear beards and turbans–crying racism has allowed one of the most vile dogmas in history to gain a stronghold in our nation.
And it gets even worse across the pond.
Europe is currently in the throes of an Islamic upheaval. From the UK to Scandinavia–the restive, Islamic hordes have successfully created “No-go” zones. “Infidels” are strictly “prohibited” from these zones which have been declared “Islamic territories” by their Muslim inhabitants.
And since these inhabitants are “people of color”–any and all who move against them are quickly labeled, you guessed it–racists.
So, how do we start putting an end to this insanity?
Again, we need to respond to all those who spuriously claim that Islam is a race with the following: “Bullsh*t!”
The next time you hear some liberal ideologue, or grievance-monger
whine incessantly that Islam is a race–respond with the following:
That’s right: Bullsh*t!
Islam isn’t (and has never been) a race. Instead, it is a political
system based on the most virulent forms of misogyny and
anti-Christian/Semitism the world has ever witnessed.
In fact–in its most fundamental and original intent–Islam dictates
that children are mere ancillaries created to serve as cum containers
for their adult masters. Lest we forget: Aisha was only 9 years old when
the Prophet Mohammed (then 60) broke her hymen.
From New York to the UK–and beyond, Islam hides behind the shroud of
race. CAIR consistently cries “racism” whenever an organization, group,
or individual refuses to acquiesce to its demands.
Since most Muslims are “people of color”–CAIR knows it can play the
race card with full impunity. And given the politically correct posture
that currently dominates our culture–it never hesitates to take full
And the results have been nothing short of insidious. From CAIR
teaching “sensitivity” courses to federal law enforcement agencies to
taxpayer funded footbaths at the University of Michigan to allowing
Muslim service members to wear beards and turbans–crying racism has
allowed one of the most vile dogmas in history to gain a stronghold in
And it gets even worse across the pond.
Europe is currently in the throes of an Islamic upheaval. From the UK
to Scandinavia–the restive, Islamic hordes have successfully created
“No-go” zones. “Infidels” are strictly “prohibited” from these zones
which have been declared “Islamic territories” by their Muslim
And since these inhabitants are “people of color”–any and all who move against them are quickly labeled, you guessed it–racists.
So, how do we start putting an end to this insanity?
Again, we need to respond to all those who spuriously claim that Islam is a race with the following: “Bullsh*t!”
not about freedom of speech - this is about the behaviour of a
parliamentary candidate": Mohammed Shafiq from the Ramadhan Foundation
says Lib Dem Maajid Nawaz has offended Muslims.
AAAaaahhhhhhh,,.........Yes we can. And we do. And we will continue. Word to American muslims:
Don't you dare come into my country and tell me what I can
and cannot say. I live in the United States of America. All citizens are guaranteed the right of Free Speech by our Constitution.That means I can say whatever I wish to say. If you are offended by cartoons, too bad!! Don't look at them. But don't ever tell me or any American what we cannot say or do. Don't think you can override my rights because you feel offended by a little cartoon. Get over it! This is why our founding fathers created the Constitution, because of self supremacists such as you. You do NOT have the right to over ride mine!! -BBJ
The beauty, and envy, of our great nation has always been that it was a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. The beauty of blending and sharing of cultural traditions. People who loved America and desired to be Americans came here. Not because they were trying to transplant their nation…but to add their traditions to the great melting pot.
New York City was always a perfect example of this phenomenon. Daniel Greenfield (a recent guest on my radio show) states:
In Chinatown, Buddhist temples and protestant churches sit side by side and in Latino neighborhoods, Adventist storefront churches and massive Catholic edifices co-exist; along with them can be found synagogues, Hindu and Zoroastrian temples and the whole dizzying array of religious diversity of a port city defined by its swells and tides of immigrants.
These cultures share their traditions with each other as a gesture of friendship… seeing each one as equal under our Constitution. There’s only one that can’t “coexist” …
This has never happened and could NEVER happen in an Islamic country or community.
Wherever Islam goes, everything goes Islam.
The ideology of Islam (a totalitarian system cloaked in the Burqa of religion) views itself as above all other religions and systems. Everywhere it invades and “conquers”, its sole purpose is to convert by force or by numbers. No other religion/culture is equal or tolerated as such. They come to a country and isolate their community… because the Quran demands that they do not mix with infidels (“Dar al Harb” or “House of War”, which is ALL non-Muslims).
But isolation is just the first step…
This subjugated brotherhood insists upon special considerations for their “religion”… far above and beyond any in the host nation. From the mantle of “victim”, they are able to subdue the “victimizers” through paltering and deceit (Taqiyyah) utilizing false guilt/shame (false claim of Islamophobia).
And so they have become the only religion that tells everyone else on the earth what to do. If you question this, simply look at Muslim regimes, ruled by Sharia Islamic Law. Their self-proclaimed superiority, inequity or shrinking of other religions, and their exorbitant tax for NOT being Muslim…not to mention their barbaric treatment of women and children.
With all our foibles due to our impiety as humans…if anyone on this globe loves the freedom given to them by the Judeo-Christian God…and protected by its patriots…then DON’T give a foothold to Islam.
Because once they get their foot in the door…they will crush you with it!
When Pamela Geller devised the ad above and we tried to run it in
Seattle (in response to bogus “Palestinian” ads claiming that
“Palestinians” don’t have equal rights in Israel), Seattle transit
balked, saying that the statement wasn’t true. We then provided proof
from statements by Mahmoud Abbas and other “Palestinians,” and the ads
ran — whereupon local news reports prominently featured a “Palestinian”
activist saying that the claim was false. But since then Abbas has said it again, and as has Sheikh Hammam Saeed, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. And now it has been affirmed yet again by someone in the prime minister’s office
“Palestinians: No Settlers Allowed to Stay in Our State,” from the Washington Free Beacon, January 27, 2014 10:54 am
Palestinians dismissed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s suggestion that Judea and Samaria settlers should be able to
remain in their homes even if they fall within a possible future
Palestinian state, Israel Hayomreports.
On Sunday, a Prime Minister’s Office official was
quoted as saying that Netanyahu believes all settlers should have the
right to remain in their homes in a future Palestinian state.
“The prime minister believes that in peace, just as Israel has an
Arab minority, there is no logical reason why the Palestinian state
could not contain a Jewish minority and that Jews living in Judea and
Samaria would be given the option to stay,” the official said. “It
should not be accepted a priori that in peace the Palestinian state must
be ethnically cleansed.” [...]
High-ranking officials in the Palestinian Authority outright
rejected the idea. “Anyone who says he wants to keep settlers in the
Palestinian state is actually saying that he doesn’t want a Palestinian
state,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Sunday.
“No settler will be allowed to stay in the Palestinian state, not
even a single one, because settlements are illegal and the presence of
the settlers on the occupied lands is illegal.”
“The Other World: Issues and Politics of the Developing World”is a
college textbook that appears to be put out by Pearson Education.
Pearson itself is a billion dollar company that owns everything from
Penguin Books to Prentice Hall. When it comes to educational materials,
they are the 800 pound gorilla of the marketplace buying up software
educational publishers and the educational division of Simon and
How would you define al-Qaeda? Most would use the word “terrorists.”
But here is my professor’s stab at it: “The Al Qaeda movement of
Osama bin Laden is one example of an attempt to free a country (in this
case, Saudi Arabia) from a corrupt and repressive regime propped up by a
neocolonial power (in this case, the United States).”
That’s word-for-word from his own textbook, “The Other World: Issues
and Politics of the Developing World, Ninth Edition.” Here is the full
quote in context:
“Much of the political instability endemic to Other World political
systems stems from the fact that governments operated openly for private
gain (or kleptocracies) have little legitimacy among, or acceptance by,
a significant proportion of the population, in neo colonial times as in
the past. The Al Qaeda movement of Osama bin Laden is one example of an
attempt to free a country (in this case, Saudi Arabia) from a corrupt
and repressive regime propped up by a neocolonial power (in this case,
the United States).” *
Allow me to tell you about a quintessential course I just took which
proves out that generally agreed-upon understanding about the modern
college experience: World Food Systems at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. It’s
the class in which we used “The Other World” textbook, co-authored by
the same scholar who taught the course: Emmit B. Evans, Jr.
There is little that can be expected from Emmit B. Evans, Jr.
Academia is chock full of people like him. But Pearson Education’s
willingness to publish hateful material of this sort supportive of the
terrorists who murdered thousands of Americans is very troubling.
Pearson is a UK based company, but it does quite a bit of business in
the United States. And Al Qaeda has also killed large numbers of Brits.
Questions about the content of “The Other World: Issues and Politics
of the Developing World” are also questions about the integrity of
Pearson Education’s content.
NEW YORK –Pete Seeger, the
banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students
and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of
Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.
Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson said his grandfather died
peacefully in his sleep around 9:30 p.m. at New York Presbyterian
Hospital, where he had been for six days. Family members were with him
An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow
Parliament is set to debate the UK's part in a UN refugees programme
Mechanism is already in place to help Syrians with existing ties to UK
Britain is planning to open its doors to ‘vulnerable Syrian refugees’, it was revealed last night.
announcement could be made as early as tomorrow to coincide with a
Parliamentary debate on the UK’s participation in the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees programme.
Secretary Theresa May told MPs yesterday she was ‘working with the
Foreign Secretary, William Hague to look at what further support can be
provided by this Government and further announcements on that will be
She said Britain had opened its doors
to ‘several thousand asylum seekers’ since the chaotic civil war began
and said there was a ‘mechanism already in place to facilitate helping
Syrian refugees with existing family ties in the UK to settle here.
Mrs May said: 'The Government is looking at the most appropriate way for us to provide support'
Labour and the UKiP have been increasing pressure on Mrs May over the UK’s response to the crisis.
Home Secretary Yvette Cooper urged Mrs May to allow the UK to provide
shelter for ‘the minority of refugees who - the UN and others have made
clear - are too vulnerable to come or to survive even in the camps, and
that is why it’s so important to provide that extra help’.
May replied: ‘This is an issue which is of concern to people across
this whole House, and the Government is looking at what is the most
appropriate way for us to provide support and enhance support that we
are already giving.’
She defended the UK’s record on helping Syrian refugees ‘and the amount of money that we are providing in humanitarian aid’.
comments come after Mr Hague said the Prime Minister David Cameron did
‘open the door’ to the possibility of vulnerable Syrian refugees being
welcome in the UK.
encouraging to hear that the Government is listening to calls for it to
accept resettled refugees from Syria,’ Maurice Wren, chief executive of
the Refugee Council, told journalists.
added: ‘The Government must act without further delay to secure safe
passage for the people who are struggling to survive in the harsh
conditions in the region.’
Gaza regime also setting up reconnaissance cameras on mosque minarets and water towers ahead of further conflict
Hamas is increasingly using sensitive civilian
facilities in Gaza to protect its military assets from being targeted
by Israel, ahead of a further round of conflict. It is also digging
dozens of “terror tunnels” into Israel, The Times of Israel has learned.
Islamist rulers have been placing rocket launching pads next to water
reservoirs, and attaching reconnaissance cameras to mosque minarets and
water towers, The Times of Israel was told, in a bid to avoid IAF
airstrikes during an upcoming round of confrontation.
The IDF has noticed a recent shift in Hamas’s
strategy: While actively preventing rocket launches toward Israel by
rogue groups in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist organization — which
violently took control of the territory in 2007 and has ruled it ever
since — is investing its limited resources digging tunnels leading into
Israel for the purposes of a large-scale terror attack or a kidnapping
modeled after that of Gilad Shalit in June 2006. At the same time, Hamas
still maintains a large number of locally manufactured M-75 rockets,
which can reach Tel Aviv and beyond.
The 2009 Goldstone Report — commissioned by
the United Nations to investigate the Gaza war, known in Israel as
Operation Cast Lead, that year — blasted Israel for targeting the
Maqadmeh Mosque in Gaza’s Jabaliya neighborhood, killing 15 people and
wounding 40. Goldstone initially accused Israel of deliberately
targeting civilians, a claim he retracted in 2011. Israel said at the
time that Hamas was firing rockets into Israel from positions adjacent
to schools and mosques, and storing ammunition in or close to schools
and mosques as well.
Dozens of tunnels are currently being dug into Israel, the IDF estimates, at a cost of over $1 million per tunnel. One such tunnel exposed last October, from Khan Yunis to Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, ran for 1,700 meters (1 mile) and contained over 500 tons of cement arches. The men employed in the digging of the tunnels belong to the Izz Ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are maintaining
the understandings reached with Israel following Operation Pillar of
Defense in November 2012. Since that brief war, the number of rockets
fired at Israel from Gaza has dropped dramatically: forty-seven rockets,
none of which was fired by Hamas. Last year, Hamas established a special unit comprising hundreds of soldiers to prevent rocket fire at Israel by breakaway factions of Islamic Jihad and other insubordinate groups in the territory.
On Tuesday, Hamas deployed its anti-launching
unit along the border with Israel, following a recent escalation in the
Strip that included rocket attacks on Israel and retaliations by the
Israeli Air Force. Anticipating further attacks from Gaza, the southern
city of Ashdod canceled school on Monday, leaving 4,000 pupils at home.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday
warned Gaza’s Hamas rulers not to forget past lessons, alluding to
Israel’s decisive showings in the two recent rounds of violence
“We foil terrorist attacks when we identify
that they are in the making and we respond against those who attack us,”
Netanyahu said. “If Hamas and the other terror organizations forgot
this lesson, they will learn it again the hard way and very soon.”
Two petrol bombs have been thrown at a Malaysian church,
igniting fears of more violence as a religious dispute over the use of
the word 'Allah' rages.
An unidentified assailant hurled the
petrol bombs at a shrine fronting the Church of the Assumption in the
northern state of Penang, said the church's priest Dominic Santhiyagu.
Only one ignited, causing just minor damage, he said.
the incident stirred memories of a wave of such attacks on places of
worship - mostly churches - four years ago during an earlier bout of
divisions over the dispute in the Muslim-majority country.
'We are shocked by the incident. We must remain calm and pray,' Santhiyagu said.
Those of us in the United States should feel very fortunate to have our right to free speech. If we want to say Allah, we can say Allah. If we want to say "Pedophile rapist and Islamic terrorist Mohammed", we can say that. ...and we do!! -BBJ
Santhiyagu said police were investigating the attack. Police could not immediately be reached for comment.
Conservative Muslims have raised pressure in recent weeks for Malay-speaking Christians to stop using the word 'Allah'.
say the word - which also is used by Malay Muslims to refer to the
Islamic creator - is exclusive to their religion and must not be used
by non-Muslims in multiracial Malaysia.
Muslim ethnic Malays make
up more than 60 per cent of the country's 28 million people, which also
includes sizeable Chinese, Indian and other minorities.
About 2.6 million people in Malaysia are Christians.
on Sunday, officials at the Penang church had found a banner hung on
its fence saying 'Jesus is the son of Allah.' Another such banner also
was reportedly found at a nearby church.
speculated the banners and petrol bombs could be the work of
provocateurs seeking to further inflame the 'Allah' dispute.
government critics have alleged right-wing elements allied to the
Malay-dominated ruling coalition were stirring up the issue to increase
Muslim support for the government.
'We look to the relevant
authorities to take the necessary action to haul in extremists who
thrive on causing unrest,' said Hermen Shastri, general secretary of
the Council of Churches of Malaysia.
Two white doves that were released by children standing alongside
Pope Francis as a peace gesture have been attacked by other birds.
As tens of thousands of people watched in St. Peter's Square
on Sunday, a seagull and a large black crow swept down on the doves
right after they were set free from an open window of the Apostolic
One dove lost some feathers as it broke free from the gull. But the crow pecked repeatedly at the other dove.
It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.
While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died.
Francis called for dialogue between the Ukraine government
and opposition amid fears fierce protests could develop into a wider
People listening to Pope Francis say they distinctly heard the birds scream.."ALLAH Ackbar." (See faked photo above)
NIGERIA - The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says nearly 6,000 people have fled the
northern parts of Nigeria due to the activities of Boko Haram to
neighbouring Cameroon and Niger in the past 10 days.
UNHCR in its reports made available at the UN Headquarters in New
York on Friday, reported that several people had been killed, their
villages bombed and at least two villages burned to the ground.
“We continue to urge states in the region to keep their borders open
for Nigerians who are fleeing their country and may need international
“We are also advising against any forced returns,’’ the report quoted the UNHCR spokesperson, Adrian Edwards, as saying.
States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe have been under state-of-emergency since May 2013 as the army fights Boko Haram insurgents.
“Of the more than 4,000, who fled to Cameroon since mid-January, most are in the Logone-et-Chari area of Far North Region.
“With this new influx, there are now 12,428 Nigerian refugees in
Cameroon, according to local Cameroonian authorities. Of that number
2,183 have so far been moved to a UNHCR camp at Minawao, 130 kilometres
“Together with partner agencies we are providing refugees with
shelter, health, sanitation, education, food, and other help,’’ UNHCR
Bauchi — There was pandemonium at the Upper
Court 4 in Anguwan Jaki, Bauchi State, yesterday, as an angry mob almost
lynched seven suspected homosexuals brought to court for trial.
One of the suspects was identified as the Principal of a Government Secondary School in the state.
The development forced security personnel at the court premises to
rescue the suspects by firing gunshots in the air and using teargas to
disperse the mob.
The suspects are Ibrahim Marafa, Shehu Adamu, Yusuf Adamu, Aliyu Dalhatu, Abdulmalik Tanko, Usman Sabo and Hazif Sabo Abubakar.
The angry mob hurled stones at the van carrying them as it sped
dangerously back to prison. A few people sustained injuries in the
The suspects faced charges of allegedly engaging in gay activities in
Bauchi State, an action that contravenes the Islamic laws which the
state is operating.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were arrested by the Bauchi State Sharia Commission.
The atmosphere around the court was tense as the suspects came out of
the court with the mob reigning abuses and pelting them with stones.
Earlier, inside the rowdy court, counsel to the Sharia Commission,
Danlami Ayuba, told the court that one of the suspects was identified as
Ibrahim Marafa, the Principal of Government Secondary School,
When the case was slated for hearing, counsel to the suspect, Abdul
Musa, said he was not ready and sought for bail for his client to enable
them study the charges. The bail application was rejected by the
counsel to the Sharia commission.
The presiding judge, El-Yaqub Aliyu, refused to grant the bail and
adjourned the case till Monday to enable the prosecutors present their
Similarly the State Sharia Commission counsel paraded six other
suspects. When their case was mentioned, the presiding judge cautioned
the Sharia commission's counsel to ensure that they had proper evidence
on the accused persons before arraigning them.
"This is the face of the new
anti-Semitism. It targets the Jewish people by targeting Israel and
attempts to make the old bigotry acceptable to a new generation."
Jewish students are standing their ground and fighting back.
It's Gaza in the Canadian Rockies on campuses.
While Canadian PM Harper, a true friend of Israel, "gets it," the
politically correct students at the University of Calgary do not. They
believe that Jewish students deserve to be heckled, silenced, and
demonized for trying to tell the truth about Israel.
One of the founders of "Calgary United with Israel" and "Canadians
for Human Rights in the Middle East", shared a letter with me that the
editor of the student newspaper, The Gauntlet, refused to print in full--even though each and every claim was or could be substantiated.
I am enormously gratified that young Jewish students have begun to
find their voices and can more than hold their own against the Big Lies.
I have always said that the Al Aqsa Intifada escalated the war against
the Jews, not only in Jerusalem, but also on campuses all across the
But at last, the Jewish students are standing their ground and fighting back. Here is the letter in its entirely that The Gauntlet refused to print. Kudos to "Calgary United with Israel" and to letters-writers, Michael Z. and Jake B.
The New Face of Anti-Semitism
By: Michael Z. and Jake B.
This article is a response to two articles published by The Gauntlet
last week, one entitled "Facebook fanaticism leaves us speechless" and
the other "Alleged hate speech on Facebook lands U of C student in
Presenting this issue as one of free speech is fallacious. The
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) club is inciting hate
against Jews and is using tactics of intimidation, defamation and calls
for violence. They are propagating old Nazi propaganda, packaging it as
anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian activism. SPHR is making the environment
at our university feel increasingly hostile and dangerous for Jewish
SPHR has long since passed the responsible limits of free speech;
they are exploiting the privileges of democracy to sabotage the
fundamental rights of Jewish students to peace and security in their
Among the anti-Semitic propaganda that we have endured, are calls for
child martyrdom against Jews, libel that Israel puts feces in the
Palestinians' drinking water, yelling "racist" and "terrorist" at Jewish
students for their support of Israel, propagation of conspiracy
theories referring to Jews running the world, statements that CEOs of
companies are "Zionists" and that Jews control the media ("Jew York
Times"), declarations to our group members that "it's too bad the Nazis
didn't finish off your family", and propagation of demonizing lies and
misinformation about Israel and historical facts.
Israel is fundamentally intertwined with our Jewish Identity.
Regardless of a Jewish person's particular political stance, there is an
inherent connection between being Jewish and the Jewish homeland. Our
traditions, religion, identity and nationhood are inextricably tied to
The Land of Israel.
The Judean People are indigenous to the land of Israel and have had
uninterrupted presence there for over 3200 years. The so-called
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights club has been systematically
acting for the violation of Jewish Human Rights, deviously wrapping the
club's anti-Semitic agenda in the pseudo-fashionable politically correct
guise of anti-Zionism.
In the recent words of PM Harper: "[T]his is the face of the new
anti-Semitism. It targets the Jewish people by targeting Israel and
attempts to make the old bigotry acceptable to a new generation."
Ed. Note: The Calgary Campus and The Gauntlet were in the news when student Ala'a Hamden posted her desire to be a suicide bomber in Israel on Facebook. Arutz Sheva was one of the few media outlets that published the story. The Gauntletposted responses to
Hamden's article, including this one: "Regarding the
Canadian-Palestinian University of Calgary student whose life ambition
is to be a suicide bomber, it is highly improbable that this woman would
be able to fly all the way to Israel to blow herself up. She is much
more likely to do it in a Calgary bus depot."
A woman from London has appeared in court charged with trying to help
fund terrorism in Syria “by smuggling €20,000 (£16,500) in her
Scotland Yard said Nawal Msaad, 26, has been charged along with
alleged co-conspirator Amal Elwahabi, 27, with trying to make money
available for another, knowing or having reason to suspect it would be
used for the purposes of terrorism.
The pair exchanged a tearful
embrace at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday before speaking only
to confirm their names, addresses and dates of birth.
There is more to this story. Where did she get the money? That's $27000.00!! What student has that much money? Who gave her the money? She is just the delivery gal. Somebody gathered up this money and told her where to deliver it. There is much more to this story! -BBJ
They are the first British women to be charged with terrorism offences in relation to the Syrian conflict.
Msaad, an undergraduate student from Holloway in north London, was
stopped last Thursday at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, the court heard.
She was allegedly caught trying to board a flight to Turkey while carrying €20,000 wrapped in cling film hidden in her knickers.
Elwahabi and Ms Msaad’s alleged offences in relation to the Syrian
conflict are said to have taken place between 13 and 16 January,
according to a police spokesperson.
They were remanded in custody following the hearing, and are now due to appear at the Old Bailey on 31 January.
Tensions went up a notch in Penang today when a Muslim non-governmental
organisation demanded that local authorities ban the open selling of
pork in the state.
(Oh Dear...Bacon is upset again.)
Solidarity and Charity Organisation (Isco) claimed that the selling of
pork openly was a disregard to Muslim sensitivity in the state.
Its president, Abdul Rahman Makhtun, said in a letter to Penang Island
Municipal Council (MPPP) president Datuk Patahiyah Ismail today that the
council should be more aware of Muslim sensitivity as the animal was
haram in Islam.
"Isco is worried that pork sellers are getting braver in selling the
meat around George Town in places like Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Kuantan,
Jalan C.Y. Choy and other locations.
"We ask MPPP to take action against the insensitive pork sellers by
stopping or making the open selling of pork illegal. We also call for
action against illegal hawkers and businesses," he said in the letter.
Copies of the letter were also sent to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng
(pic), Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon and Penang
Islamic Council (MAIPP) chairman Datuk Mohd Salleh Man.
letters were delivered by Isco secretary Mohd Firdaus Humayoon to
representatives from the respective offices on level three at Komtar
Muslims have no respect or sensitivity for others. Its always ME! ME! ME!! They act like little children.
Actually savage children!
GIve them an inch and they take a mile. Give them a mile and they will take your head! -BBJ
He was accompanied by, among others, Tanjung Umno Youth division vice-chief Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusof.
In an immediate response, Lim asked why the NGO and Umno were making this matter an issue now.
Lim, who was shown a copy of the letter by reporters at a function in
Bayan Lepas, also said he was disappointed that Umno turned this into an
issue and accused the party of provoking racial and religious
"This is not new. This has been the practice since Barisan Nasional's
days in government. Why did they not raise this during (former chief
minister Tan Sri Dr Koh) Tsu Koon's time?
"Umno should learn from PAS. This is not an issue in Kelantan, which
has more than 95% Muslims. Pork sellers there also hang up the meat in
"You just cannot trust Umno or repeat the things it says. It will eat you up," he said, taking another swipe at the party.
The UN has reported the storming of a village by a group of
Buddhists in Myanmar at the beginning of this month which left at least
48 Muslims dead in its wake.
The international organization called for the Burmese government to open a swift and impartial investigation into the matter to determine those responsible for the killing. However, a presidential spokesman has denied these recent reports, and "strongly objects" to the UN's claims, saying their facts and figures are completely erroneous.
January 23 2014
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Rep. William Keating said Wednesday Americans traveling to Sochi for
the Winter Olympic Games should be safe if they take precautions, even
as some athletes were telling their loved ones to stay home because of
potential terrorist threats.
The Massachusetts Democrat, just back from a trip to Sochi that
included a tour of safety measures undertaken by the Russian government
at the site of the Olympics, voiced concern about the possibility of a
terror attack at the Games, which begin Feb. 7.
"When there's three...suicide bombing attempts...you know there's going to be those efforts," Keating told reporters
at Boston's Logan International Airport. "If someone wants to go there I
think your chances of being secure and safe are enhanced greatly by
being vigilant, by listening to what the experts, our experts, our
countries' experts are saying and adhering to that."
Pigs' faces blackened out in papers in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur — The company which prints copies of the International New York Times sold in Malaysia blackened out the faces of pigs in two photos in the paper Wednesday, sparking ridicule online in the Muslim-majority country.
KHL Printing Co superimposed black boxes on the pigs' faces in line with government guidelines, said a company employee who declined to be named.
"This is a Muslim country so we covered the pigs' eyes," he told AFP. "We usually do that for the International New York Times -- also for pictures of cigarettes, weapons, guns and nude pictures."
The front-page picture of a group of brown and black-and-brown piglets in the United States accompanied an article on increasing consumer demand for antibiotic- and hormone-free meat.
Another picture of pigs on the inside of the paper accompanied the rest of the article.
(Bacon is very, very upset)
The censorship drew a flood of online comments, with many ridiculing the move.
"Poor piggies," one user wrote on Facebook, while another said, "This is hilarious... We are officially a nation of morons."
Home ministry officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Muslims consider pigs to be unclean. Some 60 percent of Malaysia's 28 million people are Muslim ethnic Malays.
The Southeast Asian nation has sizable ethnic Chinese and Indian non-Muslim minorities.
Though Malaysia is known for its relatively moderate version of Islam, conservatives often cry foul over what they deem as insults to their religion.
A row over whether Malay-speaking non-Muslims can use the word "Allah" to refer to God has also raised tempers. Authorities say the word is exclusive to Islam and may confuse Muslims if used by other religions.
Banning of books or other materials deemed offensive is common in Malaysia.
In the UK and some areas of America, muslims working in stores are exempt from handling pork products and alcohol. Even though the items are sealed. Now a picture is censored so as not to offend. They can't even look at a freakin' picture? What about a picture of a bottle of vodka? Can they look at that? -BBJ
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