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Palestinians Celebrating Mass Murder

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Charles from LGF had this post. Sorry for not writing more. I am still morning the death of innocent unarmed jewish children that where killed in cold blood by muslim terrorist.

Palestinians Celebrating Mass Murder: “

Just like they did on September 11, 2001, Palestinians in Gaza and Ramallah and ‘refugee camps’ in Lebanon are partying and celebrating the brutal mass murder of seminary students in Jerusalem.

Here’s a slideshow of photos from the atrocity, showing exactly what these inhuman monsters are celebrating: Terrorist in Yeshiva.

(Warning: some graphic images.)

(Via Little Green Footballs.)

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Moral equivalence from Abu Mazen

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Moral equivalence from Abu Mazen: “Moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has condemned tonights terror attack at Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem. But look closely at what he said: ‘President Abbas condemns the attack that targeted the religious seminary in Jerusalem,’ said a statement released by his office. ‘The president condemns all attacks that target civilians, whether they are Palestinian or Israeli”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Video of the Day: “Dear World” – In Response to Todays Terrorist Attack in Israel & All Others

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Video of the Day: "Dear World" – In Response to Today's Terrorist Attack in Israel & All Others: “

By Debbie Schlussel

This video is special to me because it is a column, ‘Dear World,’ that was among my late father’s favorites. He made me like a million copies. You may not like the late author. You might call him an extremist, as many do (although most of his proposed policies have now been adopted by the Israeli left) But you can’t disagree with the points made. Although he did not write the column, it is read allowed for this video by radio talk show host Rich Levin and is a great commentary on today’s terrorist attacks at the Yeshivat Merkaz HaRav in Jerusalem, and all of the other terrorist attacks on Israel, and world response to them:

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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An “accident”

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Wow I never expected BBC to go this low.

An "accident": “

hat tip: Israellycool, and Jawa Report

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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New AQ Afghan Leader: “Wives, Let Your Husbands Go To The Virgins”

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

The scary thing is that the jihadis wives buy into this crap.

New AQ Afghan Leader: “Wives, Let Your Husbands Go To The Virgins”: “


Dude, I’ve been married 15 great years to my wife, but I can tell you there is no way on Earth I could ever see her saying ‘Okay’ to something like this.

For that matter, I can’t see one single red-blooded American woman being cool with that.

Or a Mom…he’s calling for Moms to let their kids go jihad in the pigsty in the sky for the sake of piety.

Wow, it just dawned on me….again…we’re going to be fighting these demons for years and years.

They need to be made extinct.

Bob Spencer at Jihad Watch had the best headline for this story today:

‘Al-Qaeda to jihadists’ wives: Stand by your man (though probably not when he blows himself up)’

This from the Jerusalem Post:

Al-Qaida in Afghanistan needs electrical engineers, medical doctors, Islamic scholars and, in particular, understanding wives, announced the movement’s commander in a new audio message Thursday.

Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed, the self-proclaimed leader of the movement’s Afghan branch, gave a 45-minute recruitment speech in a tape entitled, ‘They’ve lied, now comes the combat,’ that appeared on militant Islamist Web sites, and slammed Arab leaders for being traitors.

He urged scholars, doctors and electrical engineers to join the Mujahideen in their fight ‘because the combat needs all expertise and efforts.’ Abu al-Yazeed also called on the parents to allow their sons to fight.

He also went out of his way to address Muslim wives and admonished them ‘not to be an obstacle between your husbands and paradise, because the virtuous woman who loves her husband desires her husband to escape hell and go to heaven.’

For those who do succeed in becoming martyrs, he cited the familiar Quranic verses promising a reward of over 70 virgins in paradise.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Slavery Alive And Well In Muslim Africa

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Why does this not surprise me.

Slavery Alive And Well In Muslim Africa: “


So Allah will disown you and you will be forever doomed if you are a slave that does not completely submit to your Muslim human master…

‘Slaves are told that under Islam, their paradise is bound to their master, so if they do what the master tells them, they will go to heaven…If, however, they disobey or run away, slaves are told they will be forsaken by God…and their outlook is fatalistic, with many living in the belief that it is Allah’s wish for them to be slaves.’

Unbelieveable that we can hit an object the size of a bus in space that is travelling at 17,000 mph from a ship in the ocean, but these freaks still dwell in the 7th Century.

From an article in CNSNews:

Four months after taking office, the newly elected Mauritanian government criminalized slavery in August 2007. Human rights advocates, however, are concerned at the lack of progress on prosecution.

Slavery has been illegal in Mauritania since 1981, but the law has not been enforced. The military dictatorship that ruled the country for more than 20 years denied that slavery existed in Mauritania. The country is listed on the Tier Two Watch List for the U.S. State Department for its inaction in eradicating slavery.

In August, the democratically elected President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdellahi introduced legislation that required mandatory time in prison for slavery.

According to Romana Cacchioli, Africa program officer at Anti-Slavery International, ‘Slavery is deeply embedded in Mauritanian society and exists across the country, both in rural and urban areas.’ She noted that about 40 percent of the country’s population is slaves.

‘Virtually all cases of slavery documented in Mauritania concern individuals whose ancestors were enslaved many generations ago,’ she said during a briefing sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and George Soros’ Open Society Institute, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

‘Under Mauritania’s caste-based society, slaves are at the bottom rung of the social hierarchy,’ said Cacchioli. ‘Slaves have no rights and no choices in life.’

Boubacar Messaoud, president of SOS Slaves, Mauritania’s primary anti-slavery organization, called it an ‘inherited state.’

‘Slaves are subjugated. They are dominated by their masters. They know nothing else but their masters. In fact, they know nothing but this system,’ he said.

Ibrahima Dia, Mauritanian ambassador to the United States, however, said: ‘A large number of slaves in Mauritania are free. They are free, but they still enjoy their status of being slaves, especially in the urban areas.’

Messaoud countered, ‘They are free to move about, but they are intrinsically linked to the master’s family.’

‘Slaves are told that under Islam, their paradise is bound to their master, so if they do what the master tells them, they will go to heaven,’ explained Cacchioli.

‘If, however, they disobey or run away, slaves are told they will be forsaken by God and live outside of Islam. In an Islamic country, this is a powerful means of control. The slaves are victims of obscurantism, and their outlook is fatalistic, with many living in the belief that it is Allah’s wish for them to be slaves,’ she added.

‘In reality, however, Islam dictates that a Muslim cannot enslave a fellow Muslim,’ she said.

Messaoud said this has led to a violation of civil, political, economic, and labor rights, as well as high illiteracy due to limited access to education and training and high infant mortality.

He added that they are marginalized and discriminated against even if they are free, and the slave owner can appropriate their belongings at any time.

Dia said many former slaves have become influential in politics, in the military, and in business. But he acknowledged that ‘there is the persistence of slavery in Mauritania.’

‘It’s like Western countries still working to get rid of racial discrimination,’ he said.

‘This is a deeply embedded practice in Mauritania, and it will take time to eradicate it,’ said Messaoud. But he said he was concerned about the pace of progress. ‘There have not been any cases in court, but there should have been.’

He noted that the judiciary and police forces are complicit in the practice.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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How Should Israel React To Today’s Terrorist Attack In Jerusalem?

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Here is Holger Awakens take on what Israel should do. I agree with it. What do you think? Thanks for letting me cross post Holger. I am just too pissed off to write today.

How Should Israel React To Today’s Terrorist Attack In Jerusalem?: “

One of the latest updates on the terror attack on the Mercaz Harav seminary in Jerusalem is here from MSNBC.

A cowardly and devastating attack, certainly…but what I want to address is how Israel reacts to this attack. It is my opinion that if Israel does not act immediately and with total force of retribution, another attack will come and then another.
Now, it will be a mad rush by jihadist groups to claim responsibility for this attack and so I have outlined below how to react to each:
1. First of all, ANY group that claims responsibility for this attack must be confronted with ruthless force – even if it is proven they did not do it, if they claim it, they own it and they pay for it.

2. If Hamas claims responsibility, the first action is to assassinate Khaled Mashaal, the Hamas leader in Syria. The second action is to assassinate Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader in Gaza.

3. If Islamic Jihad claims responsibility, the action by the Israelis should be to send special ops forces into the West Bank and pick off at least a dozen mid to high level commanders.

4. If Fatah claims responsibility, all relations with the Abbas government must be cut off and the military leadership of Fatah targeted for assasination.
5. If Hezbollah claims responsibility, the first action is to assassinate Nasrallah in Lebanon.

6. If Syria claims responsibility, then Israel should clear out Syrian territory within 100 miles of the Golan Heights by air strikes

7. If Iran claims responsibility, then Israel’s first response should be a missile strike on the nuclear facilities in Iran.

Now, with those actions stated, Israel must accomplish those first and second actions and then proceed with a steady reprisal strategy against its foes in the region. Before that course of action, Israel must solidify a contingent backing of the U.S. , Britain, France and preferrably, all of NATO. With that in hand, Israel needs to cordone off a buffer zone completely around Israeli land – this means military occupation of Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon, etc. All formal terrorist groups need to be pushed back at least 100 miles from Israeli targets.
There is no time here for ‘talks’ – that time is over. There is Jewish blood on the streets of Jerusalem and that blood must be avenged.

Whatever jihadist groups that step up to claim this attack must be told in no uncertain terms, that their ‘organization’s’ existence has hereby been ordered: TERMINATED.

An eye for an eye is not good enough at this point. A thousand jihadists must pay for each drop of Israeli blood spilled today in Jerusalem. And if a gallon of Israeli blood was lost…you do the math on how many drops that it and how many jihadists must meet allah in Hell.

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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News from Israel: Thurs 6th March

Posted by avideditor on March 6, 2008

Israellycool has all of the devastating news from Israel today. I am too sad to write anything today. Check back at his websites for any updates.

Today’s Events From Israel: Thurs 6th March: “

Scroll down for updates

Again, I am having trouble with the ‘live’ part of liveblogging, so I will provide the next best thing: a summary of events so far today, and possibly more frequent updates.

  • An IDF soldier was killed this morning and another was critically injured as palestinians detonated an explosive device near an IDF Sufa jeep patrolling the area near the Gaza Strip border, not far from the Kissufim crossing. When other army vehicles, as well as an army helicopter arrived to rescue the wounded, they also came under fire. Hamas and the Islamic Jihad both claimed responsibility for the attack, with the latter even distributing candy.
  • The missiles have continued, with palestinians so far firing 6 Qassams (including one that scored a direct hit on a house in Sderot, sending 4 people in to shock) and 4 mortar shells.
  • The British, apparently unconcerned with the creeping Sharia in their own country, continue to focus on Israel and level harsh criticism at us. This time, a coalition of eight British-based human rights organizations released a scathing report claiming that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is at its worst point since Israel captured the territory in 1967.
  • Egypt are pushing Hamas and Islamic Jihad for a truce with Israel. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has already indicated he would be party to such truce, just to prove beyond all doubt that he has not learned anything from last year’s Lebanon War.

Updates (Israel time):

4:45PM: Photographic proof of candy time, courtesy of Reuters:


4:50PM: Honest Reporting has analyzed 124 photographs of Israelis and palestinians, which were promoted by Reuters as the ‘Best of the Month’, and found that – shock, horror – Reuters are biased.

8:10PM: Since my last update, a Qassam struck a home in Sderot, lightly to moderately wounding a man and lightly hurting three others. A second rocket fired in the same barrage struck a cooking gas tank next to an empty home, starting a fire.

8:26PM: 2 Arab adults and a minor have been indicted for alleged involvement in this near-lynching against two Jerusalem Municipality workers.

8:48PM: The Nasser Salah A-Din Brigades of the Popular Resistance Committee (trying saying that quickly 10 times) has released footage showing the roadside bomb that exploded next to the IDF jeep as it patrolled the Gaza border fence, killing the IDF soldier. You can view the footage here.

9:20PM: Breaking news: terrorists have infiltrated the Merkaz Harav yeshiva (seminary) in Jerusalem and opened fire. 4 students are reportedly dead.

9:23PM: Channel 2 reports that about 40 people have been wounded in the attack.

9:27PM: Ynet reports:

Two terrorists infiltrated a rabbinical seminary at the entrance of Jerusalem and opened fire after nightfall Thursday, police said. At least four people have been reported killed, the ZAKA emergency response service said.

Ambulances raced to the scene from around the city and paramedics confirmed that several more people have been wounded.


Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby said the slain gunman had an explosive belt on his body. ’One or two terrorists infiltrated the Mercaz Harav seminary and opened fire in all directions. One terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire, and apparently he had an explosives belt.’ He said students were being evacuated from the building

Reports indicate police are currently in pursuit of the second terrorist.

9:28PM: Infolive.tv is reporting 6 Israelis dead, and one of the terrorists.

9:30PM: At least 7 dead.

9:32PM: Gaza residents are reportedly celebrating the murders.

9:33PM: JPost reports 6 Israelis, and 2 terrorists dead, with a 3rd terrorist on the run.

9:35PM: Unconfirmed reports indicate the terrorists may have been dressed as seminary students.

9:40PM: Shy Guy comments:

My 11 year old son just said to me ‘Abba (Daddy), if terrorists can attack in Kiryat Moshe (the Jerusalem neighborhood where tonight’s attack occurred), what stops them from attacking our home?’

We’re near enough to hear the sounds of the not-too distant emergency vehicle sirens.

9:45PM: The gunmen reportedly entered a dining hall where about 80 people were gathered, witnesses said, and opened fire.

9:50PM: Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav is identified with the so-called ‘settler’ movement. From an associated website:

Mercaz HaRav Kook Yeshiva was founded in 5684 (1924), in Jerusalem by the first Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisrael, HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, of blessed memory.

HaRav Kook saw in the establishment of the Yeshiva – the culmination of his spiritual vision of the holy renascence of the People of Israel in their Land. The Yeshiva was founded to be a Center for Torah, whose purpose would be to raise up and educate scholars and leaders in Israel, filled with a deep love for their fellow-Jew, and imbued with the love of the Torah and the love of the Land of Israel.

It was an Israeli Yeshiva whose studies were conducted in Hebrew.

Today Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva is the focal point of a young generation aspiring to walk in the Way of G-d and His Torah, and drawn to the vision of HaRav Kook. Since its foundation, the Yeshiva and all that it stands for, has grown in influence until the name Mercaz HaRav has come to denote not only a Yeshiva, but a Torah concept which is the heart of a movement. This movement encompasses thousands of pupils and students in high school Yeshivas and Yeshivot Hesder, pupils and students in the Ulpanot and Michlalot (girl’s Torah high schools and colleges), and members from all walks of the Hityashvut (Settlement) movement.

It is a place where young Jewish men go to learn Torah and how to become better people (the two go hand-in-hand). I have personally visited Mercaz Harav in my yeshiva/seminary days. We are talking about quality people here.

9:52PM: Soccer Dad informs me his nephew learns at Mercaz Harav.

9:55PM: Officials have confirmed 6 Israelis dead.

10:00PM: Arutz Sheva reports that 6 students were wounded in the attack( 2 seriously, and 2 moderately), even though initial reports suggested dozens were wounded, since many who appeared wounded did not require medical care.

10:05PM: Abu Abir, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees:

‘The only way that Israelis will have security is to get up and leave Palestine. All Palestinians will chase after every last one; we won’t leave them space to bury their dead. This is the first of many acts that the Palestinian resistance promised and started to carry out.’

I have an idea: let’s negotiate!

10:10PM: The terrorists were reportedly not wearing suicide-bomb belts as earlier reported.

10:13PM: Channel 10 reports that there were several terror attack warnings before tonight’s shooting attack.

10:17PM: Here are some photos of some of the young men hurt.

10:20PM: Yosef comments:

I am downtown in Jerusalem right now, and I kept hearing sirens and helicopters for a long time. I used to live in Kiryat Moshe and used to daven sometimes at Mercaz HaRav. They had one of the most beautiful kabbalat Shabbats… I used to take guests there to experience it. My wife would always pray there on Yom Kippur. The most special people there- I’m feeling sick right now.

10:22PM: A palestinian source has told Ynet that the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (belonging to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah) carried out the attack.

10:25PM: Hezbollah TV is claiming it was the ‘Mughniyah Brigades’ of an Israeli Arab group.

10:27PM: The JPost quotes witnesses that only one terrorist had entered the building and that he managed to fire 500-600 bullets over the course of 10 minutes before he was killed.

10:28PM: At least 7 students killed and 9 wounded.

10:30PM: Ha’aretz has more:

At least one terrorist infiltrated the yeshiva, possibly armed with an explosive belt, and began firing in every direction.

Yitzhak Danon, a student at the yeshiva, told Channel 2 television that one terrorist entered the seminary’s library, and fired for several minutes at students with a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Danon said he shot the terrorist twice in the head.

Michael, another student who only gave his first name, said he saw a terrorist enter the complex, and fire for some 10 minutes. ‘He fired 500-600 bullets,’ he said, adding that most of those hurt were high school age.

Witnesses said about 80 people were gathered in the library.

10:32PM: Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly condemned the attack. I haven’t seen exactly what he said, but I’m sure it is not an unequivocal condemnation and blames Israel for the attack.

10:36PM: Hamas has blessed the attack.

10:37PM: I just saw on Channel 2 that the terrorist held a blue identity card. In other words, he was an Israeli (Arab) citizen. Which could lend credence to the Hezbollah TV claim above (10:25PM update).

10:45PM: The terrorist was a resident of East Jerusalem.

10:46PM: Infolive.tv reports that police and security forces are inspecting cars at checkpoints set up around Jerusalem searching for those who assisted the terrorists to enter the capital.

10:47PM: As I called above (10:32PM update), the Abbas condemnation is not unequivocal:

‘President Mahmoud Abbas condemns the attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of many Israelis and he reiterated his condemnation of all attacks that target civilians, whether they are Palestinians or Israelis,’ said Abbas aide Saeb Erekat.

10:52PM: These are the ‘civilians’ with which you are sympathizing, world.

In Jebaliya, about 7,000 Gazans of different factions marched in the streets, firing in the air in celebration, and visited homes of those killed and wounded in Israel’s ground operation this week.

In Rafah on the Egyptian border, residents distributed sweets to moving cars, and militants fired mortars in celebration.

10:54PM: Elder has more on the celebrations.

10:55PM: A Rabbi from the Yeshiva just told the Channel 2 reporter that today being the first day of the new Jewish month of Adar Bet, there was much joy in the yeshiva before the attack.

10:57PM: I wish I had seen this:

The part-time yeshiva student who killed the terrorist, 40-year-old Yitzchak Dadon, said that he shot the attacker in the head with his personal weapon. David Shapira, a yeshiva student and officer in the paratroopers, heard the shots from his nearby home, ran to the yeshiva and ‘finished him off.’

Asked by a Channel 2 TV reporter what weapon the Palestinian Authority terrorist had, Dadon said, ‘A Kalachnikov,’ and turning to the camera, he angrily added, ‘The Kalachnikov that you gave him, President Peres…’

11:00PM: It is still not clear whether the terrorist’s blue identity card was authentic or not. So it is not certain he was an Arab Israeli citizen.

11:02PM: Now I am hearing 8 dead + the terrorist.

11:04PM: Here is a BBC report of the attack:

(hat tip: Israel Matzav)

11:08PM: Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter has discussed the proper responses to the attack with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.Actually, I shouldn’t say ‘proper’, since no doubt our response will be weak (as usual).

11:17PM: The anchor on Channel 2 just said that politics does not come into it (the yeshiva is affiliated with the religious Zionist movement); this was a case of young people being gunned down while studying.

11:20PM: Unbelievable headline: Two Palestinians killed in west Jerusalem attack: TV

(via LGF)

11:25PM: The insanity continues: Arabs have attacked Israeli drivers near the town of Ofra, lightly wounding a man.

I am so frustrated….

11:28PM: The palestinian Ma’an news agency have not yet reported the attack. Nor has Wafa.

11:34PM: The terrorist’s blue identity card suggests he was a resident of Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem. But as I reported before, it is not yet certain it was authentic.

11:40PM: The Jawa Report posts proof the BBC called the attack an ‘accident.’

11:52PM: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called the attack an ’act of terror and depravity.’ I wonder if she also asked us to exercise restraint.

11:54PM: Check out the infuriating bias from this BBC interviewer, who seems to be blaming Israel for the attack.

12:00AM: The media is reporting that security officials are saying the terrorist was an east Jerusalem resident.

12:10PM: Here are some Reuters pictures of the celebrating palestinians.




Besides the obvious depravity of the celebrations, notice how the man in the first photo is firing his gun while holding a child.

12:17AM: I cannot even imagine..

Ariel, a student at the yeshiva, described the events. ‘I at first thought it was the sound of Purim firecrackers,’ he said. ‘We ran to one of the rooms, because we couldn’t reach the exit. We brought some 20 guys into one of the study rooms, and blocked the door with two tables.’

‘We heard the sound of nonstop gunfire and guys’ screaming,’ he continued. ‘We were afraid the terrorist would come into the room.’

‘The fear was terrible,’ said Ariel. ‘We heard an exchange of fire, and the guy [who killed the terrorist] came and confirmed the area was clear. We understood we could leave. The scene was difficult.’


(Via Israellycool.)

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