Thick as a brick loonies.

No matter ‘how well meaning’ the initiative, what they were doing was (de facto) giving Islam precedence over the nation’s traditional Judaic-Christian traditions and character. This is something to be avoided at all costs.

Ram Lubranicki and Dari Immediato

HS Students Say Pledge In Arabic: ‘One Nation Under Allah’

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The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.

The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”

Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”

Principal Lopez doesn’t make any sense. Speaking unintelligible words in Arabic in some way accentuates their meaning? That is an extremely weak argument in defense of an ill-advised decision.

He said the cultural clubs seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.

That would translate into “destroy the barriers to Islam and embrace it,” correct, Mr. Lopez?

More here.

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Yet another socialist success story!

One of the biggest mistakes of the Marshall Plan, and the Truman government (and future administrations), was to sit idly by and watch Europe embark upon democratic socialism as as model for society.

French presidential candidate Francois Hollande dust up

France’s economy is completely out of joint

It is bad for the second largest economy in the Euro-zone. Unemployment is rising month by month, more and more companies collapse. Fast recovery is not in sight.

Normally. For this year, the mood in the second largest economy in the Euro-zone is clouded. This is not only in the rainy summer, but especially on the right herdümpelnden economy. Then there is the political crisis including government resignation, triggered by the dispute over the economic policy of President François Hollande.

More in German here.

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But we all know that that is not how the Hamas will portray it.

Analysis: How Israel made Hamas crawl to a cease-fire in Gaza

LAST UPDATED: 08/27/2014 09:02

The most recent cease-fire is unlimited in time and Hamas was not promised anything except that which had been offered at the start of the military campaign.

Hamas victory rally in Gaza

SENIOR HAMAS LEADER Mahmoud Zahar (second right), appearing in public for the first time since the 50-day began, attends a rally in Gaza City celebrating the cease-fire that began yesterday evening.Photo: REUTERS

If the cease-fire holds, and it is a big if, the results of the 50-day war in Gaza will mark an important and impressive achievement for Israel.

Hamas was forced to accept Egyptian and Israeli dictates.

Hamas crawled to the cease-fire. One should not be impressed by the well-organized victory festivities in Gaza. Most of Hamas’s demands and preconditions were rejected from the outset.

The cease-fire is unlimited in time and Hamas was not promised anything except that which had been offered at the start of the military campaign.

More here.

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Islamonazi trained children that they are.

Video: Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Hit America

August 25, 2014 – 5:37 PM

The terrorist group Hamas fired at least 117 rockets into Israel Sunday, CNN reported, as violence there escalated again. But major U.S. media have censored Palestinian’s anti-American reaction to this ongoing attack on an ally.  In one Al Jazeera America video, children cheered on the rockets, wishing they would land in the United States.

For Al Jazeera’s “America Tonight,” foreign correspondent Nick Schifrin reported during an older segment entitled “Israel invades Gaza” on July 17. “Palestinian fighters fire a barrage of rockets,” he noted, with two flying towards Tel Aviv. As the camera focused on children clapping and cheering, Schifrin translated, “They tell me they hope they land not on Israel, but in the United States.”

More here. h/t Weasel Zippers

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Sure it is, discriminating against intolerant symbols is a must.

Ombudsman says banning the hijab at school is discrimination

Published: 26 August 2014

Written by Czech News Agency

The headscarf is worn by many Islamic women, not only in countries with majority Muslim populations, but also in European countries. Photo: Flickr.

Sabatová stands up for Somali and Afghan girls who were banned from wearing their headscarves at a medical school in Prague

Prague, Aug. 26 (ČTK) — Czech ombudsman Anna Sabatová has stood up for the Somali student of a secondary medical school in Prague who has been forbidden to wear a headscarf at school, server has reported, referring to the ombudsman office’s internal document.

Muslim girls and women use the scarf, also called the hijab, to veil their hair and neck.

Sabatová says banning Muslims from wearing the hijab at school amounts to discrimination, the server writes.

The school argues its rules ban any headgear.

Read more: 

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Sadly, the man is right.

These savages have to be reduced to rubble.


The long-term ceasefire that took effect Tuesday, after a surprise Egyptian-brokered agreement between Israel and Hamas, is being hailed by the terror group as a “victory.” In this case, the claim is more than propaganda. According to the details of the agreement, the Gaza border crossings are to be opened, the fishing zone is to be widened, and talks are to commence soon about air and sea ports. No wonder half Israel’s Cabinet is opposed.

Israel certainly has achieved military gains. It wiped out most of Hamas’s rocket arsenal, and destroyed almost all of its terror tunnels before those could be used to carry out a planned large-scale attack. It killed hundreds of Hamas fighters, took out several of the group’s senior leaders, and thwarted a Hamas coup of the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Hamas failed to achieve much except the needless closure of Ben-Gurion Airport.

And yet Hamas will now claim that the war was worth the devastation. It has something concrete to show for weeks of attacking Israeli civilians and exposing Palestinian civilians to death and disability. Israeli politicians are scrambling to find ways to explain that the deal is not a win for Hamas, but the cold fact is that along with letting the group survive to fight another day, Israel has once again given Hamas an incentive to stick with war.

More here.

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Any other evidence needed that subversion of the U.S. is the order of the day?

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Forget so-called “Mexifornia.” How about the United States of Mexico?

On Monday, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country.

Appearing with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown in Los Angeles, Peña Nieto called for amnesty legislation and more open borders while blasting governors who have taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.

“This is the other Mexico,” Peña Nieto reportedly “said of the United States, which is property to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

After President Barack Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program for illegal immigrants in 2012, the number of illegal immigrant juveniles–nearly 90% of whom are teenagers–who have been apprehended has drastically spiked. Since October of last year, close to 63,000 illegal immigrants have been detained, nearly all having been lured by the hope of getting “permisos” or amnesty. Most of those illegal immigrants are Central Americans who have traveled through Mexico, often without much resistance, to the United States. Yet, Obama may soon double down on his executive amnesty, as the White House has indicated that he may grant temporary amnesty and work permits to possibly five million more illegal immigrants.

More here.

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And absolutely no air support.

These 7th century followers of mohamed are only successful due to Obama’s lack of willingness to bomb them back into the stone age where they long to be.

No more surprises? ISIS Achilles’ heel is defending what it has won

By Tim Lister, CNN
August 26, 2014 — Updated 1255 GMT (2055 HKT)
Displaced Iraqis receive clothes from a charity at a refugee camp near Feeshkhabour, Iraq, on Tuesday, August 19. They have been fleeing from the militant group ISIS, which has taken over large swaths of northern and western Iraq as it seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that stretches from Syria to Iraq.
  • ISIS’ “ability to continually shape and control the conflict will be sorely tested,” analyst says
  • Its success so far is largely due to the weakness of its opponents, analysts say
  • For now, observers say ISIS still has momentum, but opponents can turn the tide

(CNN) – Surprise, mobility and the merciless treatment of opponents: the blueprint of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq as it has gobbled up territory in both Syria and Iraq over the past few months. But as its adversaries regroup, ISIS — which now calls itself the Islamic State — may begin to suffer setbacks on the battlefield, according to a new analysis of its capabilities and tactics.

“As a defensive force, the ISIS may struggle to hold terrain if it is attacked simultaneously at multiple points or if its auxiliary allies begin to defect,” says Michael Knights, who has worked throughout Iraq and is now a fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Knights says ISIS has a deep bench of talented military planners, veterans of the Iraq insurgency during the U.S. occupation and of the group’s creation of a mini-state in Syria. It has foreign jihadists who have fought in Chechnya and the Balkans. “Yet the pace of the war against the ISIL is accelerating, and the group’s ability to continually shape and control the conflict will be sorely tested,” Knights writes in the latest edition of Sentinel, published by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

Military analysts say ISIS’ success so far is largely due to the weakness of its opponents, as well as years of meticulous planning after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s “reboot” of the group in 2010.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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The Islamonazis aren’t the only ones, their co-religionists in Yemen know how to whoop it up as well, same with the Saudis.

NOTE: Watch Beit S’lem add these numbers to the list killed and wounded by the IDF, hopefully they’re the ones responsible for rocket attacks.

Updated: 2 Dead, 45 Wounded in Gaza Celebrations

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Photo Credit: Channel 2

The Gazans are busy celebrating as Gazans do.

According to Arab sources, the Gazans were so busy shooting in the air that the forgot that bullets also come back down.

As a result, 2 Gazans died and 45 have been wounded.

Maybe they’ll celebrate more tomorrow.

Update: There’s also 1 Arab dead in a refugee camp in Lebanon, again from ceasefire celebrations.

Jewish Press

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Showing video clips of past performances, Billy Krystal included one of Williams making light of totalitarian Iran, and the sanctimonious Left goes bonkers.

NOTE: These same ‘offended” voices would be rolling in the aisle if Williams was seen portraying a backwoods hillbilly with straw hair and a jack-o-lantern smile.

robin williamsMore here.


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This went for over 16 years due to UK police officials fearing the ”racism” card.

And we are outraged by Boko Haram’s activities in Nigeria, what about the girls of Britain, whose abuse went on due to the policies of political correctness and multiculturalism!?

‘Racism’ fear

The report found: “Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist; others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so.”

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Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds

Prof Alexis Jay: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse the child victims suffered” sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.

Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, it said.

The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, revealed there had been three previous inquiries.

Council leader Roger Stone said he would step down with immediate effect.

Mr Stone, who has been the leader since 2003, said: “I believe it is only right that as leader I take responsibility for the historic failings described so clearly.”

Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist”

Professor Alexis Jay

The inquiry team noted fears among council staff of being labelled “racist” if they focused on victims’ descriptions of the majority of abusers as “Asian” men.

‘Doused in petrol’

Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the latest report, said there had been “blatant” collective failures by the council’s leadership, senior managers had “underplayed” the scale of the problem and South Yorkshire Police had failed to prioritise the issue.

A victim of sexual abuse in Rotherham told BBC’s Panorama: “I was a child and they should have stepped in”

Prof Jay said: “No-one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013.”

Revealing details of the inquiry’s findings, Prof Jay said: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.”

The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”.

More here.

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From the DW home and garden section:

When the bathroom sports swastika tiles

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Yes, you see right - the tiles are actually moved to a swastika.  The bathroom is one of a house in Finland.  What the owner has thought of doing, you will never know.<br /><br />

Yes, you see right – the tiles are actually form a swastika. The bathroom is from a house in Finland. What the owner thought he was doing, you will never know.

Where the Nazi symbol is

While the horse in the hallway is just funny, a shocking bathroom sports a huge swastika. The wall tiles are arranged in the shape and color of the Nazi symbol. Donaldson got the photo from Finland. Of course he wanted to know immediately who the owner of the strange Nazi-wall jewelry was and why he installed it. But no one wanted to answer the question.

Die Welt H/T: Always Watching

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I guess this three star would prefer to see the three monkeys instead.

Pentagon launches investigation into Marine general’s alleged retaliation

The Pentagon’s top watchdog organization has launched an investigation into whether a three-star Marine Corps general retaliated against a lower-ranking officer who warned Marines in Afghanistan about a potential threat posed to them by an Afghan police chief 17 days before an on-base shooting killed three of them.

The Defense Department Inspector General’s office opened the investigation against Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, of New Orleans, according to an Aug. 19 memo sent from the IG’s office to the lower-ranking officer, Maj. Jason Brezler. The watchdog will examine whether Mills violated the Defense Department’s directive guaranteeing protection to whistleblowers in the military by ordering Brezler to appear before an administrative board that met in December 2013 and recommended he be discharged.

Mills, who commanded all Marines in southern Afghanistan for a year spanning 2010 and 2011, did not respond to an e-mail. A spokesman for the general, Adam Bashaw, referred comment to the Defense Department IG. Bridget Serchak, a spokesman for the watchdog, said the office as a matter of policy does not confirm if investigations are ongoing.

More here. H/T: Diana West

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Catch me if you can.

Justice Dept. lawyers admit Lerner emails were never missing; ‘jaw-dropping’ says Judicial Watch

In an explosive revelation to Judicial Watch late on Friday, Justice Department attorneys admitted that the federal government backs up everything in case of a catastrophe, and that included the missing Lois Lerner emails.

The watchdog group that was among those improperly scrutinized by the Internal Revenue Service was told the stumbling block had been the backup system was too onerous to search, The Hill  reported.

“This is a jaw-dropping revelation,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.”

However, an Obama administration official cognizant of Friday’s conversation responded that Judicial Watch was mischaracterizing the information, and misinterpreting it. He said that lawyers from Justice were only referring to tapes routinely recycled before 2013, prior to the conservative groups-targeting investigation.

More here.

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Only more than willing to sacrifice the families of others.

That’s how it’s done there. Whether it’s absconding with funds (misuse of aid money) or placing the lives of civilians at risk by shooting from their lawns, or using their house as weapons weigh stations, the leaders are more than willing to use other people as human sandbags, while they protect their own elsewhere. I see the budding of ”buyer’s remorse” happening.

In some cases, according to these assessments, mid-level commanders – concerned that their homes would be destroyed – preferred to flee with their families from the areas of fighting. As a result, those fighters who remained often felt abandoned and lost the will to continue to fight.

Security officials paint picture of Gaza street seething and Hamas in disarray

LAST UPDATED: 08/26/2014 12:46

After weeks of IDF attacks, which have led in many cases to a breakdown in Hamas’s chain of command, there is growing skepticism in Hamas about whether the fighting continues to be worthwhile.

Hamas militants in Gaza

Hamas militants bury a slain comrade in Gaza Photo: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS

As Operation Protective Edge enters its eighth week on Tuesday, Hamas has taken a severe military and morale blow, but its military arm is preparing for another round of fighting believing the price its people are paying is tolerable as long as its goals are achieved.

This is the assessment of senior Israeli security officials who nevertheless say there is growing skepticism among Hamas operatives about whether the fighting continues to be worthwhile considering the number of Hamas fighters who have been killed, the destruction of key military installations, the hit on the rocket manufacturing capabilities, and the destruction caused to the terror tunnels, which Hamas viewed as its “Day of Judgement” weapon.

According to these assessments, the IDF attacks in Gaza — including damage to the homes of senior Hamas commanders — the killing of commanders as well as damage done to the more junior military level led in many instances to a breakdown in  Hamas’ chain of command, and even the abandonment of the rank and file on the battlefield.

More here.

NOTE: And to think that the Left actually champion these murderous bastards.

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He hates the military and law enforcement.



On Monday, the funeral of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot under disputed circumstances by Officer Darren Wilson, took place. Slated attendees included Snoop Dogg, Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO), Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), P. Diddy, Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, and giving the eulogy, Al Sharpton.

The White House has also sent three aides to the funeral: Broderick Johnson of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Marlon Marshall, deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Heather Foster, adviser for the Office of Public Engagement.

Which begs the question: why would the Obama administration send not one but three attendees to the funeral of a strong-arm robbery suspect who allegedly punched a police officer in the face – but ignore the funerals of other, more worthy characters?

Here are six people whose funerals the Obama administration took less seriously than Brown’s.

Margaret Thatcher. No senior White House officials were sent to the funeral of our staunchest Cold War ally, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Instead, President Obama sent the charge d’affaires at the US embassy in London, and the former ambassador to Britain, as well as former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker. That drew the ire of the British press, with the UK Sun reporting, “A No 10 source said last night: ‘We are a little surprised by the White House’s reaction as we were expecting a high-profile attendance.” The Guardian said that the White House sent “distinctly low-key official representation.”

Chris Kyle. When the famed sniper was murdered at a Texas shooting range in February 2013, not only did the White House make no statement, the White House sent nobody to his funeral. And while the White House did issue a statement about the death of singer Whitney Housing (she died that same month), the White House never even mentioned Kyle.

Nicholas Oresko, The Medal of Honor recipient for heroism during World War II died at age 96 last year. President Harry Truman gave him the Medal of Honor after he wiped out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge despite being gravely wounded. There was no reported White House attendance at his funeral.

More here.

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Hopefully to be followed up with the real deal.

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Moral inversion personified, old antisemitic meme in a new application.

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Equating Anne Frank (who was writing without a political agenda) with a girl who could not be writing about Hamas’ use of schools, hospitals, play grounds and mosques as launch pads and firing positions, without being shut down or murdered, shows the Ilta-Lehti’s gross contempt for the reader.

The idea behind the analogy, is to convey a perception that Israel is the new ‘Third Reich’ and the Arabs as the ‘victims’, though Hamas and like ilk (ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, Fatah etc.) are the ones who show fealty to Islamo-Nazi idelogy in word and deed. Even the UN had to concede to that fact.


I scoured the DW article/interview mentioned in the Finnish IL story, and there was no mention of Anne Frank, so this was an editorial decision of their own making. The IL includes the following tweet:

Her tweet “This is in my area. I can’t stop crying. I might die tonight” was retweeted more than 17,000 times around the world.

She and her parents should then beg the Hamas not to fire rockets from the vicinity of her apt.building when empty fields are more than available. I can’t think of anything more crass and self evident, than a girl (who’s one step away from a full burka) helping out the Hamas to deceive and manipulate the West. Sadly the IL seems more than willing to be pulled along by the nose, and then some.

H/T: Vasara Hammer

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16-year-old Farah is Gaza’s Anne Frank

Tuesday 08.26.2014 at 08.26
Palestinian Young tweets life in a war zone.

Kun pommit putoavat, Farah tarttuu puhelimeensa tai tietokoneeseensa ja kertoo mitä Gazassa tapahtuu.

When the bombs fall, Farah sticks to her phone or her computer and tells you what is happening in Gaza.

Farah Baker is a 16-year-old Palestinian youth. She lives with her family in Gaza, where Israel and Hamas have fought for just over a month. The fighting started again this week, just over a week of a ceasefire and failed negotiations.

Farah has lived all her life in the middle of violence and is tired of it.

- I started to tweet, because I could not stand to watch anymore, how innocent people are being killed. I can not carry a gun, and I’m not a politician, but I can help people by showing and telling what’s going on here, Farah said.

Farah tweets in English with the symbol Farah_Gazan.  The self described Anne Frank of Palestine-Gaza, the young woman has more than 200 000 followers in 160 countries. She’s already some kind of phenomenon, realistic twitterer.

“I knew that I would become famous a little bit but not this much.”


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The Left’s open borders policy of allowing the worst of the worst into the country is now rearing its ugly head.

The equivalent would an America during WWII allowing Japanese and Germans free entry into the United States and protecting them while they foment the worst anti-U.S. rhetoric they could muster, while their leaders infiltrate the government and its institutions.

NOTE: As Diana West makes clear in American Betrayal, the Russians did just that, now it’s the Muslims.

A hate incident

by Elon Gold

<em>Elon Gold</em>

Elon Gold

This past Friday night, instead of having my usual guests for a festive Friday night dinner in my home, I had three compassionate LAPD officers standing in my kitchen explaining the difference between a “hate crime” and a “hate incident.” My family was the victim of the latter.

We were walking home in Los Angeles after a Friday night dinner at a friend’s house, dressed nicely for shabbat, easily identifiable as a Jewish family. We waited for a light to change on a corner of a major intersection when a black Mercedes SUV pulled up alongside us. Four middle eastern men in their 20’s were in the car. The one in the back rolled down his window and yelled, “Free Palestine!”

I immediately turned to face them, knowing I was in danger and like the Rabbi who was gunned down in Miami on his way to synagogue, this was the beginning of either a hate crime or a hate incident, but either way, hate was coming our way. We all know too well, that “Free Palestine” means free Palestine from every Jew. As they chant “Free Palestine, from the river to the sea.” That doesn’t mean they want a two state solution, they want Hitler’s final solution and a Jew-free middle east.

Then this Arab young man opened the car door, stepped onto the street and yelled at me, my wife and four young children: “I hope your children die! Just like you are killing children in Gaza!”

We all stood silently in utter horror and fear.

Then he got back in the Mercedes and they drove off. We were in a state of complete shock. My ten year old daughter immediately started crying and couldn’t stop. She kept yelling, “I’m scared.” My 5 year old daughter asked me why they want her to die? My other kids were too rattled to say anything.

I was stunned that I can no longer feel safe walking on shabbat with my family in my city. I kept reading about all the anti-semitism all over Europe, but here in these United States? That my innocent children had to be exposed to this level of anti-semitism has shaken me to my core. These people weren’t just yelling “Jew bastard” as I’d experienced growing up in the Bronx, they were wishing my children dead, right to their angelic faces. This was beyond appalling.

More here.

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Yes, they really are that stupid, they (the Left) think that they can manage them:


The Dilemma of the 21st Century Liberal

A friend sent me the following.


This is our dilemma. We face an implacable enemy who wants to destroy and subject us. The enemy openly proclaims his beliefs, even acts savagely on those beliefs, and we don’t want to know that we have enemies like that. Surely, as people say so often to the Israelis, if you sat down with Hamas, I’m sure you could work something out.

We want to be nice; we don’t want to be mean. And we end up being nice to the mean and mean to the nice. If we understand that we face an apocalyptic enemy who views the “other,” the infidel, as evil that must be destroyed, then we can’t keep telling ourselves that money and economic programs will solve the problem.

As a colleague said to me once about Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations, “I wouldn’t have that on my shelf.” She was a candidate for membership in “Historians against War along with the colleague who told me that if the Palestinians did suicide bombing, it’s because “what choice did they have.” In theory, an end to war is a messianic fantasy, not a scholarly discipline; in practice it means activists mistake the worst imperialists for allies in an anti-imperial movement.

More here at The Augean Stables

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