SYRIAN CHRISTIANS BEG WEST: STOP ARMING THE JIHADIS…….

But Obama wants to arm the Muslims.

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Syrian Christians: ‘Help us to stay – stop arming terrorists’

Christianity is being extinguished in the land of its birth and the West is to blame, say Syria’s faithful

Outgoing artillery shook St Elias church as the priest reached the end of the Lord’s Prayer.

The small congregation kept their eyes on the pulpit, kneeling when required and trying to ignore the regular thuds that rattled the stained glass windows above them.

Home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the hard to reach Syrian agricultural town of Izraa has stood the comings and goings of many empires over the centuries.

But as the country’s civil war creeps closer, it is threatening to force the town’s Christians into permanent exile: never to return, they fear.

“I have been coming to this church since I was born,” said Afaf Azam, 52. “But now the situation is very bad. Everyone is afraid. Jihadists control villages around us.”

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But past experience has rendered such distinctions irrelevant to Izraa’s Christians. After all, in Syria – and on this frontline – the “moderates” continue to work in alliance with Nusra. And the conquest of other Christian villages by the opposition has shown that more moderate factions frequently do little to stop the jihadists imposing their will.

“It’s simple,” said Father Elias Hanout, 38, who led the prayers at Sunday’s service. “If the West wants Syria to remain a country for Christian people, then help us to stay here; stop arming terrorists.”

The pews were sparsely occupied for last Sunday’s service in St Elias, with the choir missing its tenors and altos. Mrs Azam, who led the hymns, was reluctant to acknowledge the exodus at first, saying the singers were absent “because of work”. But as the tempo of the falling shells increased outside, she admitted: “People from here are leaving. Many are applying to emigrate.”

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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J.E.DYER: NYT TAKES DICTATION (LEAKS) FROM OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, TURNS MILITARY REQUESTS FOR ADEQUATE DEFENCE INTO ‘EXPANDING MISSION’……..

It’s why we call them the fake (faux) media.

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NYT blindly reports Obama’s reluctance to let troops defend themselves in Afghanistan

These days, it seems like you need a Rosetta Stone to interpret the national security reporting in the New York Times.

A case in point is the disclosure this weekend that, in the Times writers’ words, “President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned.”

It is quickly clear that this “more expansive mission” doesn’t require more troops.  It’s the same 9,800 we’ve been expecting to stay on after the drawdown and “end of combat” next month.

But it takes the writers until paragraph 7 to get to what the “more expansive mission” will be.  First, they have to frame the situation by stating that Obama’s top advisors didn’t want to buy into that mission, but the military insisted.

What in the world could the military have insisted on as a mission in Afghanistan?  Keep in mind that the military doesn’t decide what the mission is.  We have an obedient, civilian-subordinated military, which is told by the president what the mission is.  The military then executes it.  The military has no opinion on what the mission “should” be; it advises the president on the feasibility of what he wants to do, and the requirements his policy will generate.

But if journalists don’t understand this – or if they have an ideological viewpoint that misconstrues the role the military actually plays in policy decisions – they can end up framing events in a bass-ackward way.  So we have this tale of the military demanding to “expand” the mission in Afghanistan.

Here’s what it turns out the military wants to do:

[G]enerals both at the Pentagon and in Afghanistan urged Mr. Obama to define the mission more broadly to allow American troops to attack the Taliban, the Haqqani network and other militants if intelligence revealed that the extremists were threatening American forces in the country.

The generals, in other words, want to be proactive in defending their troops against terrorist threats.  They don’t want to just wait – hunkered down on bases, or exposed and vulnerable while they’re out supporting the Afghan national forces – for terrorists to find American troops and attack them.

Now, in any sensible assessment of conditions for the follow-on mission in Afghanistan, it would be taken for granted that American forces should be able to attack the terrorists who threaten them.  Adequate force defense is inherent in a stabilization mission like the one we will transition to, not only for the troops’ sake but for the sustainability of the mission.  If we’re not prepared to give our troops the most effective defense possible, then we shouldn’t even be in Afghanistan.

More here.

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IRAQ: THE U.S. TO ARM SUNNI TRIBESMEN WITH WEAPONS, RPGs AND MORTARS…….

Obama in action.

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Yet another epic fail waiting to happen.

U.S. plans to arm Iraq´s Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

WASHINGTON: The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the

battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

The plan to spend $24.1 million represents a small fraction of the larger, $1.6 billion spending request to Congress focusing on training and arming Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

But the document underscored the importance the Pentagon places on the Sunni tribesmen to its overall strategy to diminish Islamic State, and cautioned Congress about the consequences of failing to assist them.

“Not arming tribal fighters will continue to leave anti-ISIL tribes reluctant to actively counter ISIL,” the document said, using another acronym for the group which has seized control of large parts of Syrian and Iraq and is gaining territory in Anbar

despite three months of U.S.-led air strikes.

More here.

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RETIRED THREE STAR GENERAL: WE LOST BOTH IRAQ AND SYRIA AND WHY…….

When you understand Islam, then, and only then, do you begin realize that the ”democracy project” started by George Bush Jr., in both Afghanistan and Iraq, was a doomed venture from the very beginning.

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Dr.Daniel Pipes, a man whom I both know, admire and respect, (but disagree with concerning ”Islamism” and ”moderate Islam”) had it right from the very beginning concerning the Iraq war. It was only later that I understood just how right he really was.

The US should have never taken on the massive project of ”nation building” in Iraq, instead, just upon the take down of Saddam Hussein, then quickly withdrawing to secure bases outside of Iraqi cities, placing a Baatist successor into power, (meanwhile checking for any left over WMD’s) then leave, with a promise to return if the new regime(s) ever revert back to the Saddam model of international meddling and mass murder.

NOTE: There was an earlier ”democracy project” in the Middle East, set up and enforced by the League of Nations in the areas of the former Ottoman Empire. The only nation to truly develop into a full fledged democratic state however, was the civil society of Israel, the Arabs, rejected Western democracy. Too bad our politicians fail time and again to learn from history. That’s the danger of adhering to ideologies, instead of reason and logic, learning from human experience (conservatism).

Retired U.S. general on how to handle IS and why we lost in Iraq, Afghanistan

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A three-star general in Iraq and Afghanistan knows firsthand what went wrong during the last decade — and does not want the U.S. to repeat the same mistakes in our battle against the Islamic State.

Lt. Gen. Daniel Bolger, of Raleigh, N.C., retired from the Army last year with the Combat Action Badge, five Bronze Star medals (including one for valor) and a sense of guilt for the soldiers who died under his command.

“I am personally responsible for the deaths of 80 of them — 76 men, four women — and indirectly responsible for a lot more as a senior leader,” he said in an interview with Yahoo News. “I will carry these deaths with me to my grave. I think about it every day and night.”

Bolger, the author of “Why We Lost,” salutes the troops for their bravery and sacrifice but places the blame squarely on people in the higher ranks, like himself.

“The men and women I fought beside did a great job, but I know I let them down by not giving them rational missions that they could carry out,” he said.

Having studied military history, he says he should have known that a U.S.-led counterinsurgency in a country like Afghanistan could never work.

Now, with the rise of the Islamic State, there’s a growing choir urging the U.S. military to lead yet another ground war in Iraq.

“That would be four times biting that poison apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and then Iraq again,” he said.

More here.

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ADOPTED PARENTS OF ISLAM CONVERT BEHEADED BY CO-RELIGIONISTS GO ALL OUT FOR ISLAM…….

Just think of an American mother donning the swastika at a funeral for her son during WWII, who converted to national socialism prior to be captured by the Nazis, then brutally murdered by them.

Indiana man beheaded in Syria remembered in Muslim prayer service

FISHERS Ind. (Reuters) – Muslims in Indiana held a funeral service on Friday for Abdul- Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria after being held captive for a year.

Kassig adopted Islam while he was a hostage. His family said he made a sincere conversion in a process that began before he was captured by Islamic State, which has seized parts of Iraq and Syria and is the target of U.S. bombings.

Friends and family of different faiths attended the funeral service in Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb, which included a sermon by a prominent Syrian exile, cleric and Muslim scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, formerly Imam of the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Damascus.

“He took every risk in order to help the Syrian people, to remove some of their tragedy, to offer them some relief,” al-Yaqoubi said. He called Kassig “one of our brothers who sacrificed his life for the sake of God.”

More here.

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KATIE GORKA SAYS ”WE SHOULD OPEN OUR DOORS TO MUSLIM DISSIDENTS”…….

However, it’s highly disingenuous to compare Soviet dissidents during the Reagan and Bush Sr. years, to ”Muslim moderates”, the former truly desired the end to an evil ideology, the latter, just wants to ”reinterpret it”.

During the Cold War, U.S. support for Soviet and Eastern European dissidents was a decisive factor in breaking the Soviet Union’s grip over much of the world. In the 1960s and 1970s, American support came primarily from private groups and individuals. But President Reagan understood that support to dissidents could be decisive in the battle. If dissidents received moral and material support from the West, it would help to prove that Soviet domination was not inevitable and that the so-called Forces of History were in fact reversible. Thus, engaging in the war of ideas became a key component of the Reagan doctrine.

OPENING THE DOOR TO MUSLIM DISSIDENTS

“When presidents say Islam is a religion of peace,” former George W. Bush advisor Elliot Abrams said at a forum on Monday, “the average American thinks this is crap.”

Presidents Bush and Obama both publicly declared Islam to be a religion of peace, which has struck a sour chord for many. Far better, Abrams said, for American leaders to ask, “Is there something in Islam that has led some Muslims to behave in a way that we consider to be terrible? And what’s the debate in Islam?” It is this last question that signals what may prove to be the most important weapon in the ever-escalating battle between the West and ISIS.

To date, American and Western leaders have preemptively shut down any debate within Islam by declaring that Islam is the religion of peace and that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. In so doing, Western governments have effectively shut the door on those Muslims who dare to dissent, who suggest reform rather than radicalism as the solution to Islam’s ills. The result is that the Islamists are running the show, from Iraq to Syria to Libya to Iran.

More here.

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ISRAEL SAYS ITS CONSIDERING MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN……..

Like I keep saying over and over again, if the West was really serious about reigning in the Iranian nuke program, it would park its warships outside every port Iran sends its oil to for refining into petrol.

Exclusive: Cornered but unbound by nuclear pact, Israel reconsiders military action against Iran

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Israel Air Force planes fly over Tel Aviv. . (photo credit:IDF SPOKESPERSON’S UNIT)

Washington– Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as world powers seek to clinch a comprehensive deal that will, to their satisfaction, end concerns over the nature of its vast, decade-old nuclear program.

But sharing details of the deal under discussion withThe Jerusalem Post on the eve of the deadline, Israel has issued a stark, public warning to its allies with a clear argument: Current proposals guarantee the perpetuation of a crisis, backing Israel into a corner from which military force against Iran provides the only logical exit.

The deal on the table

World powers have presented Iran with an accord that would restrict its nuclear program for ten years and cap its ability to produce fissile material for a weapon during that time to a minimum nine-month period.

Should Tehran agree, the deal may rely on Russia to convert Iran’s current uranium stockpile into fuel rods for peaceful use. The proposal would also include an inspection regime that would attempt to follow the program’s entire supply chain, from the mining of raw material to its syphoning of that material to various nuclear facilities across Iran.

Israel’s leaders believe the best of a worst case scenario, should that deal be reached, is for inspections to go perfectly and for Iran to choose to abide by the deal for the entire decade-long period.

More here.

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ISLAMIC STATE KILLS 25 SUNNI TRIBESMEN NEAR RAMADI…….

Islamic State kills at least 25 Iraqi tribesmen near Ramadi: officials

By Raheem Salman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.

They said the bodies of the men from the Albu Fahd tribe were discovered by the Iraqi army when it launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against Islamic State near Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

“While they were combing the territories they are liberating, security forces found 25 corpses in the Shujariya area,” Hathal Al-Fahdawi, a member of the Anbar Provincial Council, told Reuters.

More here.

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MARK STEYN: A DEATH IN SYRIA……..

In a few hours’ time, the President of the United States will apparently do to his oath of office what the Islamic State does to its captives. As I said to Hugh Hewitt the other day, even a constitution of meticulously constructed checks and balances requires a certain seemliness of its political class. This chief executive is brazen in his lawlessness, and ever more so. And he has calculated that those who object lack the stomach to do anything about it. We shall see.

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AL-SHABAAB CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR KENYAN BUS KILLINGS, ”RECITE PASSAGES FROM KORAN OR DIE”……

Islamic terrorism is all about Islam.

Kenya bus killings claimed by Somali group al-Shabab

Survivor Ahmed Mahat told the BBC how the bus attack took place

Gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab say they have attacked a bus in northern Kenya, killing 28 people.

The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, not far from the Somali border.

Gunmen separated out non-Muslims by asking passengers to read from the Koran, officials and witnesses said. Those who failed were then shot in the head.

Al-Shabab has carried out a series of attacks in Kenya since 2011.

A statement on a website linked to the Islamist group carried a statement saying the attack was carried out in retaliation for security raids on mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa earlier this week.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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UNRWA EMPLOYEES CAUGHT PRAISING J’LEM SYNAGOGUE ATROCITY ……..

No surprise here, great catch by Elder of Ziyon…..

New Scandal Envelops UNRWA as Employees Praise Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity

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Among the many Palestinians who openly celebrated Tuesday’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem, during which four worshippers and a police officer were brutally murdered, were several employees of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA.)

UNRWA is a body devoted solely to Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war as well as their descendants who, unlike the children of refugees in other conflict situations, legally inherit refugee status. Among its responsibilities is the education of Palestinian children, often taught by local teachers who have no incentive to keep their political beliefs – however extreme – outside of the classroom.

Popular Jewish blogger Elder of Ziyon has amassed evidence of UNRWA employees lauding the Jerusalem attack, among them Maha al Mosa, an UNRWA teacher in Syria who prayed for the two terrorists to be accepted in “paradise” as “martyrs,” Ibrahim Hajjar, another teacher based in Hebron, who published a poem praising the terrorists, and another Syrian-based teacher who, using a pseudonym, posted a celebratory picture of Adolf Hitler on his Facebook page.

More here.

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WHOLESALE COLLECTIVE RAPE OF YAZIDI WOMEN SO BAD, EVEN IRAQI DOCTORS ARE APPALLED……..

But this is exactly what Mohamed and his raiders did to the ”unbelievers” as they stormed the countryside of the Saudi peninsula, and his immediate followers (who fully understood his wishes and modus operandi) did throughout the Levant and Maghreb.

NOTE: Regardless of (supposed) Muslim leaders’ condemnation of their (Islamic State’s) actions, they have nothing to point to, in the way of Mohamed’s life, that would contradict their barbarism.

IRAQI DOCTORS ON UNSPEAKABLE ABUSE OF YAZIDI WOMEN: ‘IT IS A PUBLIC, COLLECTIVE ACT OF RAPE’

Women belonging to Iraq’s Yazidi minority, who follow a religion that is neither Christian nor Muslim, have borne much of the worst of the horrors to which Islamic State terrorists subject so-called “infidels.” Turned into sex slaves for and sold as wives to jihadists, the Iraqi doctors who treat them say the abuse is often beyond anything they have seen.

Speaking anonymously to Niqash, a publication focusing on Iraqi issues, doctors working in and around Mosul, the largest city in Iraq under Islamic State control, say Yazidis are among the most abused of those facing extinction at the hands of the terrorist group.

“It is a public, collective act of rape,” said one doctor, who remained anonymous for fear of retribution from Islamic State terrorists. “I treated about ten women and I was stunned to find one who was just 13 years old. Her mental and physical health were very bad,” he noted.

Another woman arrived in a such a state that doctors almost pronounced her dead. “She had been on a hunger strike after being raped by several of the IS gunmen and if she had not been brought to hospital, I am sure she would be dead by now,” the doctor said.

Another doctor in Mosul told the story of “Layla,” a Yazidi girl who is the focal point of the article, perhaps because hers was the story doctors could tell with the most detail. Layla was not a sex slave, but married off to a jihadist, one who forced her to convert to Islam and was clearly abusive. Layla was brought to live in the small town of Tal Afar, where her Arab neighbors noticed her deterioration, and finally one woman requested that her husband let her travel to Mosul for medical treatment. He, surprisingly, acquiesced, though demanding another Islamic State jihadist accompany the women.

More here.

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DANIEL GREENFIELD: SHEIKH WHO CHEERED KILLING OF US SOLDIERS TO PRAY AT FUNERAL OF BEHEADED HOSTAGE…….

Revolting.

Sheikh Who Cheered Killing US Soldiers to Pray at Funeral of Hostage Beheaded by ISIS

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This is a sick disgusting and tragic story.

Peter Kassig was a ex-Ranger who, like so many of the other hostages, was betrayed by Muslims he trusted into ISIS custody. He converted to Islam as a hostage and his parents have continued the farce of calling him Abdul Rahman.

Now one of America’s enemies has been invited to pray over his funeral.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaquobi, former preacher of the Grand Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, and one of the fiercest opponents of the terrorist group ISIS, will be leading funeral and Friday prayers at the Al-Huda Foundation in Fishers, Indiana over the soul of Abdulrahman Kassig, also known as Peter. Kassig, an aid worker who left his comfortable life in America to help the Syrian people, was brutally beheaded by terrorists of ISIS this week. Kassig’s parents, family, and friends will be in attendance at the prayer.

Who is Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaquobi? Here he is in LA.

Al-Yaqoubi, who is considered a moderate, spoke approvingly of jihad in the battlefield, of “fighting in order to liberate your country, as the Iraqis are doing.” (Asked about this afterward, he told me that it is natural to fight against an invading army. As to why Arabs so rarely rise up against their own Arab oppressors, he said it was un-Islamic to use violence against a local government.)

From the pulpit, al-Yaqoubi claimed that the early Muslims who came to countries like Egypt and Syria and Iraq and North Africa did so “not to occupy land, but to liberate people who were oppressed by their governments.” As for spreading Islam by force, he said, Americans should understand the concept better than anyone, since “America feels she has the right to impose democracy all over the world” and “to throw away governments that don’t agree with her policy.” But whereas the desire to disseminate Islam “is based on the divine,” the American approach to spreading democracy “is based on greed.”

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The sermon built to an impassioned, rapid-fire crescendo, in which, almost shouting, al-Yaqoubi seemed to divide jihad into foreign and domestic spheres, with appropriate action for each.“Wherever the American troops are — wherever they are, they are going to be defeated,” he yelped. But “here in this country,” he instructed Muslims to “leave jihad to those who are fighting jihad,” and “work peacefully” to represent Islam.

More here.

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USA TODAY BEMOANS FAILURE OF POLICE TO ARREST MORE WHITE PEOPLE…….

Forget about the important feature needed to arrest someone, like crime.

What they are really saying by default is that more non-whites are guilty of criminal activity, and are arrested for it. It’s too bad race is always injected into the crime statistics and media talking points, the only racial/ethnic group needed to be mentioned are those coming from foreign lands, otherwise it’s just Americans being arrested.

Racial gap in U.S. arrest rates: ‘Staggering disparity’

When it comes to racially lopsided arrests, the most remarkable thing about Ferguson, Mo., might be just how ordinary it is.

Police in Ferguson — which erupted into days of racially charged unrest after a white officer killed an unarmed black teen — arrest black people at a rate nearly three times higher than people of other races.

At least 1,581 other police departments across the USA arrest black people at rates even more skewed than in Ferguson, a USA TODAY analysis of arrest records shows. That includes departments in cities as large and diverse as Chicago and San Francisco and in the suburbs that encircle St. Louis, New York and Detroit.

Those disparities are easier to measure than they are to explain. They could be a reflection of biased policing; they could just as easily be a byproduct of the vast economic and educational gaps that persist across much of the USA — factors closely tied to crime rates. In other words, experts said, the fact that such disparities exist does little to explain their causes.

“That does not mean police are discriminating. But it does mean it’s worth looking at. It means you might have a problem, and you need to pay attention,” said University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, a leading expert on racial profiling.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

NOTE: The article states that it hasn’t any facts whatsoever as to whether these police forces are discriminating, but nonetheless they run a cheap shot article hinting on just that, that the police are bigots. It’s exactly this kind of faux journalism that disgusts the average American, and why they do not trust the Legacy Media.

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ISRAELI STUDENT PRESIDENT OF UCLA STUDENT GOVERNMENT GIVES LONE MOVING DEFENSE OF HIS HOME COUNTRY BEFORE BDS VOTE……..

The man said it all for me, kudos to him for his bravery under such pressure.

Avinoam Baral, a longtime Seattle resident, stood before the angry mob for an interminable hours long verbal barrage of  anti-Israel vitriol and not a small amount of the oldest hatred. As President of the UCLA Student government, Avinoam was prevented from speaking his mind as a resolution to divest from Israel and only Israel was “debated” by the student government.

As the kangaroo trial mercifully wound down, Baral could keep silent no longer. Fueled by the bravery of the persecuted millions of ancestors watching over his shoulders Baral let loose his indignation. “I’m going to say this, I think that Israel is what’s right about the Middle East, it’s honestly an incredible, incredible country and what’s been done there in a short 67 years is nothing short of astounding. And I’ll say this…. do not ever, ever frame this conflict as an indigenous versus non-indigenous [issue], and I don’t care where you stand on this issue because when you frame this issue in that way you’re saying that I don’t actually matter, that I don’t have a place in my homeland.

Following Avinoam’s remarks [full text below], the UCLA Student government voted 8-2 with two abstentions to divest from the Jewish State. Soon after,  UCLA Chancellor Gene Block released a statement, which reads in part: “UCLA and the UCLA Foundation share the Board of Regents conviction that divestment decisions should not hold any one organization or country to a different standard than any other. The Board of Regents does not support divestment in companies that engage in business with Israel and UCLA agrees with that position.”

 AVINOAM BARAL’S FULL REMARKS TO  UCLA STUDENTS AT DIVESTMENT HEARING

“I just want to reflect as the only person on this council who is actually invested in this conversation in the sense that I am an Israeli citizen and that I was born in Israel 21 years ago, and I am extremely, extremely proud about it. And I’m going to say this, I think that Israel is what’s right about the Middle East, it’s honestly an incredible, incredible country and what’s been done there in a short 67 years is nothing short of astounding. And I’ll say this…. do not ever, ever frame this conflict as an indigenous versus non-indigenous [issue], and I don’t care where you stand on this issue because when you frame this issue in that way you’re saying that I don’t actually matter, that I don’t have a place in my homeland, and I would never, ever take that from anybody.

I’ll say this: being president actually sucks and being not able to really voice your opinion when you’re up here…. especially on a day like this, especially on a day like this it’s so hard for me to go back to my community that on the day that five people were murdered because they were Jewish in Israel, that I went and divested from companies that deal with the government of the Jewish state of Israel. It’s extremely difficult for me to go through that. And for myself as a personal note, I was born in a home in Katamon and the bus that I would take to school used to be 14 bus, and it’s now the 18 bus because there were so many suicide bombings on that bus that they changed the number of the bus to be 18 because that’s the numerical value for life.

It’s so hard to be here and it’s so hard be in this role and this is for the people that put me here and the people that I represent and the people that have done everything for me. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, and I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there and represent you the way you wanted me to represent you, and I’m sorry that at the end of the day this council is going to go and say, and you know, we’re going to have this resolution that says in its language that it’s not meant to target you. But there’s a difference between intention and action, and if our intention is to divest from all companies that violate human rights, and the actual effect is to only divest from Israel, the only Jewish state in the world, it’s hard for me to take it any other way. It’s hard for me to not feel targeted, it’s hard for me to not feel like I don’t actually matter…. And it’s especially difficult when we talk about saying that we have this universal bar of standards, this standard that we’re not going to be invested in human rights violations and all we’re trying to do here is raise Israel to that standard, when in fact that’s just so false that I can’t even begin to explain it. Our standard is that we don’t give a shit. Our standard is that we’re invested in everything. Our standard is that we’re invested in every country in the world…. What we’re doing is raising Israel to a standard that we don’t apply to anybody else. And as a person who’s from Israel that’s really difficult for me to actually get behind.

I’m not going to delay this vote any longer. I hope to have a very successful term as USAC President. I hope and Mom, I know you’re watching, I hope I make you proud.”

Read it all here. H/T: Doris Wise Montrose

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80% MUSLIM SCHOOL NOT PROTECTED FROM EXTREMISM……..

Extremism being, Islam 101

This is the same Ofsted that labelled an all white school as failing, not because extremism or its stellar scholastic record, but because they were ”too white”.  So you would think that the opposite extreme is ”success” in their book.

East London school not protecting pupils from extremism, says Ofsted

Special measures: Sir John Cass and Redcoat Church of England School (Picture: Google Streetview)

Parents today expressed their shock at a damning report accusing a London school of failing to protect children from extremism.

Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England school, where 80 per cent of pupils are Bengali Muslim, will be put into special measures by Ofsted for not monitoring the activities of an Islamic society set up by sixth-formers.

In a report to be published tomorrow, the secondary school in Tower Hamlets borough will be classed as failing.

More here. h/T: Fjordman

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TURKISH MOSQUE BOOM……IN UNIVERSITIES

Because nothing better depicts post-Ataturk Turkey, than mosques at institutions of higher learning.

Which means lots and lots of hijabs.

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80 Turkish universities to have mosques, top religious body head says

This file photo shows a mosque built in the campus of Bitlis Eren University, in the eastern province of Bitlis.  DHA Photo

This file photo shows a mosque built in the campus of Bitlis Eren University, in the eastern province of Bitlis. DHA Photo

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced.

“Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80 universities in Turkey. We have opened 15 mosques [inside Turkish university campuses] so far. We will open 50 more by the end of 2015,” said Görmez, according to the semi-official Anadolu Agency.

“There are around 20 million young people in Turkey. We want to reach this young population. We attach importance to mosques inside the university campuses, where religious clerics will communicate with young people. We want the youth to have spiritual development and have access to mosques,” he added.

The Diyanet head also said they intended to “institutionalize” university mosques, making them “more than worshiping houses.”

“These mosques should not be places that opens before prayers and closes after prayers. We want them to be institutionalized,” Görmez said.

In April this year the Diyanet made headlines by opening a mosque in the campus of the Erzurum Atatürk University, in the eastern province of Erzurum. Görmez spoke at the opening ceremony of the mosque, saying the Diyanet was pioneering the construction of many more mosques in Turkish university campuses.

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U.S. TALKS OF ‘SERIOUS GAPS’ IN NUKE TALKS WITH IRAN REGIME…….

Matching the serious gaps in Lurch’s mental prowess.

‘Serious gaps’ remain in Iran nuke talks

'Serious gaps' remain in Iran nuke talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters. File Photo: APA (Punz)

The United States said Friday that “serious gaps” still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country’s nuclear program. READ  

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TENSIONS MOUNT IN DENMARK BETWEEN PRO-ASSAD AND ISLAMIC STATE SUPPORTERS…….

Gee, that’s exactly what the Danes were hoping for in the multi-cultural experiment…….not.

Syrian conflict playing out in Denmark

Syrian conflict playing out in Denmark

The head of the Danish-Syrian Association says tensions are mounting within Denmark between pro-Assad and pro-Isis factions. Photo: Joseph Eid

Published: 21 Nov 2014 14:50 GMT+01:00

Mohammad Mahfoud told broadcaster DR that as the head of the Danish-Syrian Association he supports President Bashar al-Assad and is against Isis. And that, he said, has led to confrontations and threats that he says will only get worse.

Mahfoud recounted an incident in which he was eating at a popular kebab restaurant in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district last year when two cars filled with 8-10 Isis supporters pulled up and eyed Mahfoud through the restaurant’s window.

The men came in and a confrontation quickly ensued in which one of the men threatened to behead Mahfoud on the spot. When Mahfoud’s friends came to his defence, the confrontation became more intense before the Isis supporters were forced to leave. Before driving off, they removed an Isis flag from the trunk of their car and waved it at Mahfoud while gesturing that they would slit his throat.

Mahfoud said the incident represents a current trend within elements of Denmark’s Muslim community.

“People are becoming more and more religious. There is more talk about religion and more extremism,” he told DR.

In another example of Isis supporters created trouble in Copenhagen’s streets, a protest by Danish Kurds in August was interrupted by a pro-Isis supporter. The Kurdish protesters quickly ran after the man’s vehicle and attempted to pull him out. The entire incident was caught on video:

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‘BRITISH’ JIHADI KILLED FIGHTING IN SYRIA……..

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British jihadi killed in Kobane fighting for ISIS: Londoner, 20, who appeared on Newsnight saying there was ‘no going back’ dies during siege 

A 20-year-old Muslim convert from London has been killed fighting for the Islamic State in the besieged Syrian city of Kobane, it has been claimed.

ISIS supporters on social media have been mourning the death of Abu Abdullah al-Habashi, also known by a second nom de guerre of Abu Abdullah al-Britani, who was died fighting in Kobane.

Al-Habashi was of Eritrean origin and converted from Christianity to Islam during his teenage years. He is understood to have travelled from the UK to join the Islamic State in Syria in December 2013.

Abu Abdullah, 20 (right)  appeared alongside a German and a French fighter in an ISIS propaganda video

Abu Abdullah, 20 (right) appeared alongside a German and a French fighter in an ISIS propaganda video

Dead: Abu Abdullah al-Habashi (pictured right, next to a militant named Abu Musa as-Somali ) has been killed fighting in Kobane. The 20-year-old former Christian of Eritrean origin converted to Islam as a teenager

Dead: Abu Abdullah al-Habashi (pictured right, next to a militant named Abu Musa as-Somali ) has been killed fighting in Kobane. The 20-year-old former Christian of Eritrean origin converted to Islam as a teenager

Al-Habashi was a well known and popular figure in Islamic State due to his media appearances.

In August, he was interviewed on BBC Newsnight, where he admitted that his family had been trying to persuade him to return home but he had insisted there was ‘no going back.’

He confidently says in the interview: ‘They say what all parents would say, ‘come back you’re crazy etc.’ But I’m here for the sake of Allah.’

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