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NYC: Jewish Massacre Memorial Merkaz Harav Yeshiva Demonstration

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

I went to the Los Angles Memorial. There where some good speakers. Even the mayor spoke. But it was nothing like this. Check out the pics.

NYC: Jewish Massacre Memorial Merkaz Harav Yeshiva Demonstration: ”

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Bitter cold outside the Israeli Consulate to stage a memorial demonstration for the murder of Jewish children in Jerusalem by an Arab terrorist. It is disturbing to me that Jewish organizations did not stage a massive memorial demonstration to express absolute outrage at the cold blooded murder of Jewish children. Where were the Jews today? Where? If this is not the defining moment, if this is not the line in the sand, then we have lost our souls, our humanity, our Jewishness.

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We walk to the UN en masse………..

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Then in front of the UN

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Rabbi Weiss’s remarks and footage of the memorial rally

UPDATE: Pamela caught more videos:

UPDATE: ‘Fight Islamism all over the world’

Israel supporters worldwide must organize massive rallies and public prayer vigils in memory of those killed in the Thursday attack on a yeshiva in Jerusalem, Jewish Agency Chairman Ze’ev Bielski wrote in a letter to Jewish leaders this week.

UPDATE: Pamela has a great sideshow here

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US ARMY RULES!

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(Via Atlas Shrugs.)

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McCain Heads To Israel & Europe

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

i hope McCain is better to Israel than our current president. All I know is he is way better then the two alternatives.

McCain Heads To Israel & Europe: “

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Pictures: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, meets with U.S. Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, left, and Republican Sen. John McCain, right, in Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.

You can say one thing about McCain’s advantage over the others’…he has contacts and friends overseas made in the official capacity as a U.S. Senator.

Fresh from sealing the Republican White House nomination, Senator John McCain will burnish his foreign policy credentials with a trip next week to Israel and Europe, his office said Monday.

Joined by two close Senate colleagues, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, McCain will visit Jerusalem on March 18, London the next two days, and Paris on March 21, according to a statement.

An Israeli official said Sunday that the senior US lawmakers would meet Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem.

A month ago, with the Republican race going on longer than expected, McCain canceled a planned meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London and an address at a German security conference.

But last week the 71-year-old Arizona senator, a veteran of debates on foreign and security policy, secured enough delegates to become the certain Republican nominee for November’s presidential election.

So while Democratic contenders Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to fight it out, the Vietnam war hero is free to hone his message that only he has the national security experience to lead the nation in troubled times.

On Friday McCain likened himself to Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, in a new broadcast laying out a hawkish foreign policy of ‘no surrender’ to US foes including Islamic extremists.

(AP)

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

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The Continued Deterioration of our Universities

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

I heard Karl Rove speak just the other week. He is an amazing speaker. It is too bad free speech is no longer allowed in our Universities. People are shouted out unless they tow the Islamo-Fascsit or commie line.

The Continued Deterioration of our Universities: “

This is the state of our academia today. If your conservative then you must be shouted down, not allowed to speak, rush the stage or throw pies in your face.

Former top Bush aide Karl Rove didn’t get the friendliest of receptions at the University of Iowa Sunday, CNN affiliate KCRG reports.

Rove, who was paid $40,000 to speak at the University, was confronted with an at-times hostile crowd of 1,000, and was interrupted on several occasions.

At one point during the speech, Rove reportedly lashed out at some of the students, saying, ‘You got a chance to ask your questions later and make your stupid statements, let me make mine.’ (more…)

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Walmart supports Jihadis. BOYCOTT!

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

A call to boycott Walmart for supporting Jihadis.

Debbie Schlussel: Live From Dearbornistan: Welcome to Islamofascist, Price-Fixing Walmart (Store’s Agreement Not to Undercut Muslims Violates Federal Anti-Trust Laws): “

By Debbie Schlussel

For the last two years, representatives from Walmart’s corporate headquarters met with and pandered to the most extremist, Islamofascist leaders in Dearborn’s Islamic community, including FBI award revokee and ‘former’ Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad, so that they could plan the new so-called ‘Arab American’ Walmart in Dearbornistan. But there’s nothing ‘Arabic’ about it. Walmart didn’t meet with Chaldeans (Catholic Iraqis) or Maronite Christians from Lebanon or even the Druze community. They met only with Muslims

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This store is not ‘Arab-American.’ It’s ISLAMIC. That’s why the Walmart panderers met with extremist, Hezbollah-supporting Imams, and terrorist Hamad. And that’s why Newsweek writes about his second wife (his first was a sham marriage for citizenship when he violated his student visa), Arwa Hamad (who has a penchant for filing insurance claims and lawsuits over ‘car accidents’–not, of course, mentioned in the Newsweek article). No mention if there are footbaths in the locker room for the store’s many Islamic employees, but I’m sure they’re there.

And, to make matters worse, Walmart hired Suehaila Amen, an openly anti-Semitic, anti-Israel, pro-Hezbollah Shi’ite Muslim to give ethnic sensitivity training to Walmart employees. Yup, an anti-Semite supporter of Islamic terrorists giving sensitivity training. Sounds about right. As a teacher in the Dearborn Public Schools, Amen violated campaign finance laws by using Dearborn Public School resources to campaign for her Muslim friend and Medicaid defrauder Ismael Ahmed when he ran for University of Michigan regent (he now runs the State of Michigan’s Medicaid unit, after defrauding it). Yup, Walmart is into ethics . . . Islamic world ‘ethics’.

But it gets even worse. Walmart is violating the law–engaging in price-fixing agreements with the Islamic community and agreeing not to underprice its local Hezbollah-financing Shi’ite stores, so as not to put them out of business. Why will they do this for Ahmed and Mohamed, but not Mom and Pop Smith in other American communities? If I were one of the many businesses across America driven into the ground by Walmart, I’d sue Walmart on discrimination and unfair competition grounds, since the retail giant only helps its Muslim competitors stay in business. Who wants to join me in my complaint against Walmart to the Federal Trade Commission for unfair, anti-competitive practices and price-fixing? It’s patently illegal. I wish I could say this is capitalism at its worst. But it’s not capitalism or free market competition. It’s whoring:

As Arwa Hamad strolls a new Wal-Mart, an eight-foot display of olive oil stops her in her tracks. ‘Oh, wow,’ she says, marveling at the sight of so many gallons of Lebanese extra virgin. ‘We could go through one of these in a week in my house.’ Around the corner, row upon row of gallon jars of olives—from Turkey, Greece, Egypt and Lebanon—soak in deep hues of purple, red and green. ‘Look at the size of these olives,’ says the stay-at-home mother of three and native of Yemen. Hamad, 34, has shopped at Wal-Mart before, but never one like this. She is overcome with nostalgia as she spots Nido powdered milk and Al Haloub Cow, canned meat she calls the ‘Arabic Spam.’ ‘My father loves this,’ she says. ‘People from war-torn countries, this is what you lived on when you couldn’t go out of the house to shop.’ This Wal-Mart, though, isn’t in a war zone. It’s in Dearborn, Mich., home to nearly a half-million Arab-Americans, the largest concentration of Arabs outside the Middle East. [DS: Um, Dearborn is, indeed, a war zone. It’s a silent cultural war. And we’ve lost.]

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As-Salaam Aleikum to Islamo-Walmart. How May I Jihad You?

As America changes, so does the store where America shops. In Dearborn this week, the world’s largest retailer opens a store like no other among its 3,500 U.S. outlets. Walk through the front door of the 200,000-square-foot supercenter and instead of rows of checkout counters, you find a scene akin to a farmers market in Beirut. Twenty-two tables are stacked high with fresh produce like kusa and batenjan, squash and eggplant used in Middle Eastern dishes. Rimming the produce department are shelves filled with Arab favorites like mango juice from Egypt and vine leaves from Turkey used to make mehshi, or stuffed grape leaves. A walled-off section of the butcher case is devoted to Halal meats, slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law (when a Wal-Mart manager noticed the pork section was too prominent he ordered it moved, since Muslims don’t eat pork). In the freezer case, you’ll find frozen falafel. You can also pick up a CD from Lebanese pop singer Ragheb Alama or buy Muslim greeting cards.
Wal-Mart’s Arab-American emporium provides a preview of the retail giant’s latest strategy to boost business as it reaches the saturation point in its American expansion. . . . The Dearborn store, though, is the most extreme example of the concept. Wal-Mart offers its standard fare, plus 550 items targeted at Middle Eastern shoppers. ‘In the past, Wal-Mart has been pretty cookie-cutter when it comes to merchandise,’ says Dearborn store manager Bill Bartell. ‘But this time, we really got to know the community. We’re blazing a trail here.’ . . .

Wal-Mart started two years ago to meet with imams and moms, conducting focus groups at Middle Eastern restaurants. Wal-Mart learned the community wasn’t as concerned about seeing Arabic-language signs as they were with dealing with Arabic-speaking staff. So Bartell hired about 35 Arabic speakers, including Suehaila Amen, a local middle-school teacher who is providing ethnic-sensitivity training to the 650 employees. He also learned not to bother stocking traditional Muslim clothing, like the headscarf, or hijab, Amen wears. ‘The community told us, ‘I would not feel comfortable coming to Wal-Mart to buy my hijab’,’ says assistant store manager Jordan Berke. ‘We’re not here to overstep our bounds.’ [DS:; Translation. We’re here to pander. How much further would you like me to bend over?]

Despite the sensitive sell, local shopkeepers still worry about Wal-Mart. ‘There is a fear factor in the business community,’ says Osama Siblani, publisher of Dearborn’s Arab American News. To allay those fears, Wal-Mart is making an extraordinary promise: it will not undercut the prices of the small local merchants (though it will still go after Kroger). The insular company even agreed to be scrutinized by a ‘community advisory board’ made up of local Arab-American leaders to ensure it isn’t harming the mom-and-pop shops. One example: Wal-Mart agreed to charge one dime more than local grocers for a six-pack of pita bread.

Arwa Hamad says her devotion to Dearborn’s Muslim merchants doesn’t simply rest on one thin dime. After all, when her husband goes to their Arab butcher, he buys in bulk. ‘It’s hard to get half a lamb at Wal-Mart,’ she says. And yet, the more she wanders the aisles, the more she likes. There are the Turkish sweets and dried dates her kids love, and the Nescafe coffee she adores. ‘This brings back memories from home,’ she says. ‘I’ll never forget Mustafa’s corner store, but as soon as this place opens, I’m coming here with my checkbook.’ Going native just might be the next way Wal-Mart wins.

Mustafa’s ‘corner store’ (the Green Market–a giant Hezbo-financed market with the blessing of Sheikhs Nasrallah and Fadlallah back in Lebanon) is well-known as a supporter of Hezbollah, and he’s been under investigation for years (by then-U.S. Customs agents in Detroit) for money-laundering to the terrorist group. And we can’t have Walmart hurting that. Can we?

Disgusting. I WILL NEVER SHOP AT WALMART AGAIN! And neither should you.

 

 

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New Jihad Watch video: Afghans with fake Mexican passports

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Islamic leader: Jewish Temple never existed

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Yikes it is scary how they are trying to rewrite history. Headlines like this just make me sick. Israel should kill jihadis like this before they can start a 3rd Intifata. Or has it already began?

Islamic leader: Jewish Temple never existed: “

Of course. No reason why it should have, since, after all, even long before the Temple was built, Abraham was a Muslim (Qur’an 3:67).

Note also this Sheikh’s blood libel. ‘Arab leader denies temple ever existed,’ from the Jerusalem Post (thanks to Sr. Soph):

The al-Aqsa mosque was never the site of a Jewish temple, Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, said Monday during a press conference he convened in Jerusalem to respond to voices calling for the expulsion of Israeli residents of the city who participate in terror activities against Israel.

‘Those calling for the expulsion of Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem are hysterical and stupid and belong in the trash can,’ Salah said at the conference.

He went on to deny any Israeli or Jewish historical claim to the city, denying that there ever existed a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount.

‘The claims of the Jews are big lies and they have no right to any speck of dirt here,’ he said. […]

‘I think that we are at a critical time. We believe that al-Aqsa is in danger and that it is under occupation, and we believe that Jerusalem is in danger because it is under occupation,’ Salah said. ‘Jerusalem is not only houses – it is faith, it is history, it is a culture, it is a present, a future and an eternal right that we will not relinquish.’ […]

During his sermon in Jerusalem’s Wadi Joz neighborhood on February 16 of last year, Salah urged supporters to start a third intifada in order to ‘save al-Aksa Mosque, free Jerusalem and end the occupation.’

Salah’s speech also attacked Jews, saying, ‘They want to build their temple at a time when our blood is on their clothes, on their doorsteps, in their food and in their drinks. Our blood has passed from one ‘general terrorist’ to another ‘general terrorist.”

He also said, ‘We are not those who ate bread dipped in children’s blood.

(Via Dhimmi Watch.)

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A Call on the Clue Phone for Juan Cole

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Charles from Little Green Footballs has proven another lefty’s deceit as wrong.

A Call on the Clue Phone for Juan Cole: “

Anti-American professor Juan Cole has rather famously claimed that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was ‘misquoted’ in his infamous ‘Israel must be wiped off the map’ statement. Search Google for that phrase and you’ll find tons of lefty and Islamist web sites eagerly promoting Cole’s obfuscation.

So how will the malevolent Juan Cole and his useful idiot followers explain this?

A woman walks past a poster featuring portraits of (L-R) Israeli military intelligence chief General Amos Yedlin, Mossad chief Meir Dagan and Defence Minister Ehud Barak during an anti-Israeli ceremony in Tehran. Iranian hardline students have offered rewards totalling a million dollars for the ‘execution’ of the three Israeli military leaders. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Or this?

A student stands behind a podium as a video of Hezbollah’s Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah plays during a pro-Palestinian meeting at a cultural centre in Tehran March 9, 2008. Students agreed on a one-million dollar reward for the murder of three Israeli commanders, Ehud Barak, Amos Yadlin and Meir Dagan. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

Also notice the bizarre lukewarm language used by Reuters and AFP in their captions: a ‘pro-Palestinian meeting’ with a poster saying ‘Israel must be wiped off the map?’ A poster ‘featuring portraits’ with no mention of the crosshairs painted on their foreheads?

What the hell is wrong with our mainstream wire services?

(Via Little Green Footballs.)

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What Is Driving Al Qaeda In Northern Iraq? The American Presidential Elections!

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Guess who is inspiring Al Qaeda now. The dems. Everyone knows the dems would let Al Qeada flourish. So Al Qeada is doing all it can to influence the mind of US voters.

What Is Driving Al Qaeda In Northern Iraq? The American Presidential Elections!: “

There is a fascinating interview with one of the top commanders of al Qaeda in Iraq (more specifically, in northern Iraq) named Abu-Turab Al-Jaza’iri. I encourage you to read the whole interview with this slime here at MEMRI, but what I wanted to spotlight was one paragraph of his interview which reads:

On the change in Al-Qaeda’s strategy and the continuation of attacks, Al-Jaza’iri said: ‘It is clear that the strategy [of capturing cities and turning them into Al-Qaeda bases] has failed, so today we are fighting a guerilla war, or, as some call it, ‘street fighting.’ The efficacy of this [strategy] has been proven in various contexts. We have been instructed to focus our attacks on targets that are strategically and morally important to our enemies, on the eve of the U.S. election campaign.’

Get that? Al Qaeda in Iraq is basing their hopes of winning in Iraq by creating an atmosphere of such shock and awe that it will help affect the American Presidential elections. Let’s face it, it worked for these guys in regards to Spain and they see it working in America. It’s plain to see that al Qaeda in Iraq is putting all of their chips on some major attacks that kill tons of people or a large number of U.S. troops so they can ensure the election of an Obama or a Clinton who promise to surrender America out of Iraq. Look at the next statement from the commander:

‘…It is the type of attacks and the way they are planned that will be changed. Accordingly, we will be focusing on operations that cause the maximum pain and bewilderment to the enemy. This [shift] will open a new page in the fighting, which you will notice on the fifth anniversary of the occupation of Iraq…’

You see, this is an admission that al Qaeda in Iraq cannot make any progress against U.S. or IA forces. Their only hope is to sway opinion in Iraq and in America. It’s pretty plain to see that they will accomplish this with huge car bomb attacks and suicide attacks.

Let’s face it. It is a sound strategy. If John McCain wins in November, al Qaeda in Iraq will be annhilated. If Obama or Clinton win, al Qaeda will eventually win over Iraq and claim the prize of Baghdad that Osama bin laden once said was the jewel of the world to his cause. And who said your vote doesn’t count in America?

Al-Qaeda Commander in Northern Iraq: We Are in Dire Straits

On February 12, 2008, the Qatari daily Al-‘Arab published an interview with Al-Qaeda commander in northern Iraq Abu-Turab Al-Jaza’iri. The interview, at an Al-Qaeda hideout in northern Iraq, was conducted according to Al-Qaeda’s stipulations – including no disclosure of the region where it took place and no communications or recording equipment of any kind brought to the site.
During the interview, Al-Jaza’iri acknowledged that Al-Qaeda’s position in Iraq was difficult, and that Al-Qaeda had committed mistakes, including indiscriminately murdering civilians, which had caused its popularity to decline sharply. He also termed the most recent terrorist attacks in Algiers ‘folly.’

Asked about possible reasons for the decrease in Al-Qaeda’s popularity, Al-Jaza’iri said that indiscriminately murdering civilians had been a mistake that had ‘harmed the organization’s reputation.’
He stated: ‘In the Al-Anbar [district], for example, Sunni Iraqis voluntarily enlisted for jihad activity not because [they believed in] it, but because they hated the Americans and [wished] to take revenge on them and on the betrayers of Islam. Some were motivated by financial considerations, and got carried away with murdering and executing futile attacks, which killed a lot of unfortunate individuals.
‘Neither can I ignore the U.S. and Iraqi intelligence apparatuses, or the media, which caters [to the Americans] and which has accused us of carrying out attacks in which we had no part – such as the attack at the Al-Habbaniyah mosque west of Al-Faluja, or the [attacks] in Al-Faluja and Al-Ramadi, where lethal chlorine gas was used. The killing of the Crusaders and of the tribal leaders who collaborated with the betrayers of Islam should have been carried out more intelligently.’

Addressing Iraq’s Sunnis, Al-Jaza’iri said: ‘The next few months will prove decisive, and by Allah! We have prepared for this – we have humiliated the Crusaders, and have made their blood flow in the streets… And what is to come will be even worse and more bitter. Therefore, I say to those who claim that we have failed, or are paralyzed…: You will receive our answer in the next few weeks…’

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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Eight Suicide Bombers Leave Algeria for Gaza Strip Operation

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Another informative post from Holger Awakens

Eight Suicide Bombers Leave Algeria for Gaza Strip Operation: “

This is ridiculous. Algerian officials are reporting that eight suicide bombers have left Algeria and their destination is Gaza, with plans in place for them to attack Israeli soldiers. Apparently a couple of the would be bombers have already reached Gaza and phoned home to tell their families what they are up to and that is how Algerian officials found out about this.

My questions are:

1. Has Algeria forwarded to Israel the name and photos of these men?
2. How exactly did/do these suicide bombers get into Gaza? Through Egypt?
3. What did Algeria do to stop these bombers in transit? Did they alert Egypt and Israel border patrols?

I mean, good grief, how long are they going to wait to report this?

I guess my other question is this. What group in Gaza is going to use these attackers? Hamas? Islamic Jihad? Al Qaeda in Gaza? Hopefully, these attackers will not find a single Israeli soldier target and they will then notice what an absolute pig sty that Gaza really is and that the palis they felt sorry for, well, they’ll find out why the Arab world has always turned their back on them. My guess is they’ll be heading home to Algeria soon – serve ’em right if Egypt doesn’t let em out of the hell hole.

Full story is here.

Algeria: Eight would-be suicide bombers ‘headed to Gaza’, says report

Algiers, 10 March (AKI) – Eight would-be suicide bombers left eastern Algeria a few days ago and are reportedly heading to the Gaza Strip to commit suicide attacks against Israeli soldiers, reported pan Arab daily al-Sharq al-Awsat on Monday.The young men reportedly left their homes days ago without saying anything to their families.Reportedly, their intent is to join Hamas’ armed wing, the Izzadin al-Qassam brigades, considered a terrorist organisation by the European Union, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.It is reported that the eight were driven to go to Gaza after the grim images broadcasted by Arab satellite TV stations showing the dead, following Israel’s military operation against alleged Palestinian rocket crews.The raids in late February lasted five-days and left 125 people dead, half of them civilians, Israeli sources said, citing medical officials. The report said that after a few days, two of the would-be bombers reached Gaza and called their parents saying they were in good health and that they wanted ‘to carry out a suicide attack against the Jews.’The eight men, aged between 18 and 24 come from the village of al-Raqiba in the province of Wadi, about 600 kilometres from the capital Algiers.

(Via Holger Awakens.)

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Al-Qaeda Kidnaps Austrians, Blames Israel

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Al-Qaeda Kidnaps Austrians, Blames Israel: “

Yep, I can see the logic here – ‘the Jew made me do it.’

(IsraelNN.com) Members of the international terrorist group Al-Qaeda announced Monday that they were holding two Austrian tourists who were kidnapped in Tunisia in late February. The group blamed the kidnappings on Israel, saying that westerners would be kidnapped and held in response to Israeli operations in Gaza and elsewhere.

Al-Qaeda spokesmen accused western nations of cooperating with Israel, and warned tourists against visiting Tunisia, saying, ‘This apostate Tunisian state cannot protect you.’ Spokesmen identified the two hostages and said they were in good condition. Al-Qaeda will issue demands for their release soon, the spokesmen said.

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

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“Researchers” From Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and Georgetown University Publish a “Study”

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Check out this amazingly illuminating post by konservo

“Researchers” From Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and Georgetown University Publish a “Study”: “

Georgetown University has been hard at work producing a new ‘study’ to show us infidels how it is really our fault that Islam has been given a bad name.

After all, we are not respecting Islam, and Muslims are a sensitive bunch.

Here are some key points:

• Muslims and Americans are equally likely to reject attacks on civilians as morally unjustifiable.
• Large majorities of Muslims would guarantee free speech if it were up to them to write a new constitution and they say religious leaders should have no direct role in drafting that constitution.
• Muslims around the world say that what they least admire about the West is its perceived moral decay and breakdown of traditional values — the same answers that Americans themselves give when asked this question.
• When asked about their dreams for the future, Muslims say they want better jobs and security, not conflict and violence.
• Muslims say the most important thing Westerners can do to improve relations with their societies is to change their negative views toward Muslims and respect Islam.

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You see, according to the ‘research’ gathered for this ‘study,’ it turns out that if we, as Freedom-loving Westerners, had merely turned a blind eye to the atrocious actions and ideological reasoning behind Islamic terrorism around the world along with the concomitant lack of denunciation (which is easily interpreted as quiet approval) from Muslim groups (e.g. MAS and CAIR supporting HAMAS), and rather if we had decided to give up that Freedom which we so cherish and instead submit and give out respect to a religion that has been spread by the sword since its conception, that is what it would take to improve relations between Americans and Muslims, and again, this is according to the ‘research’ found in this ‘study.’

Oh… also,

About Georgetown University:

A $20 million gift from a Saudi Arabian prince to a Georgetown University academic center has not affected its scholarly work, Georgetown’s president said in response to questions from a U.S. congressman

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), wrote to DeGioia Feb. 14, saying he was concerned about Prince Alwaleed’s gift to Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (which was renamed in the prince’s honor) and the affect it had on research. Has anyone at the Center conducted research critical of Saudi educational or human rights policies? Wolf also asked whether the money fueled any of the school’s training of current and prospective U.S. Foreign Service personnel.

‘[A]ll of us at Georgetown University take very seriously the importance of protecting academic freedom,’ DeGioia wrote. ‘I want to assure you that I am completely confident that the Center’s work, to borrow your words, ‘maintains the impartiality and integrity’ that we expect of all research conducted at Georgetown University.’

The response misses the point, said Martin Kramer, former director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University and a fellow at Harvard and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy…

‘No one at such a center could possibly specialize in contemporary Saudi policy, because to do so objectively would not sit well with the Saudi princes who make the gifts,’ Kramer said in an e-mail exchange. ‘Replicate this a hundred-fold across academe, at universities that would also like $20 million for Islamo-this-or-that, and you have killed off the critical study of Saudi Arabia in the academy. This is no small achievement: the political structure and social norms of the Kingdom are not of the sort that endear themselves to the ‘progressives’ in our universities. But the academics are silent, because they hope and pray that someday, their prince will come.’

Investigative Project on Terrorism

It seems to me that the ‘study’ could very well be the result of Saudi-funded Islamo-this-or-that in an American university. Such a shame.

(Via Dj Konservo.)

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Sarkozy calls for a halt to ‘colonization’ during Peres’s state visit

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

It looks like Sarkozy is just as bad as his predecessor for Israel. I am disappointed.

Sarkozy calls for a halt to ‘colonization’ during Peres’s state visit: “”

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

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Condi honors Palestinian Woman of Courage

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Condi honors Palestinian Woman of Courage: “

G-d help us, Condoleezza Rice is celebrating International Womens Day. And wouldnt you know it, a ‘Palestinian’ woman is among the eight honored to receive the Second Annual Secretary of States Award for International Women of Courage.

…these eight women share a commitment to the non-negotiable demands of human dignity – the conviction that no culture, no religion, and no tradition of any nation provides license for treating women as objects or instruments to be commanded by another.

Our next honoree, Ms. Nibal Thawabteh is a Palestinian — (applause) — and a woman of courage in politics and journalism. After participating in U.S.-sponsored political campaign training courses in 2002, she mounted her own successful campaign for the council of her conservative community. Her success has been a model and has shown other women that they can indeed participate in politics if they choose to do so. She developed her own customized training manual for women in her community and volunteered to help other women mount election campaigns of their own. Most recently, she founded a monthly newspaper which covers various controversial political and social issues, such as honor killings, polygamy and the plight of the poor. Her investigative reports have led to threats of physical violence, but she resolutely continues her work. Please join me in congratulating the bestowment of the Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage on Ms. Nibal Thawabteh. (Applause.)

Video.

My nominee didnt even get honorable mention.

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

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Iran Still Training Hezbollah And Sending To Iraq To Direct Militants

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Iran Still Training Hezbollah And Sending To Iraq To Direct Militants: “

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Pictured: Hezbollah piglets. It will be a good day on Earth when these pukes are finally put down.

‘They’re being trained as trainers to set up the teams inside Iraq.’

‘All told the same story,’ Smith said of the detainees. ‘Handlers trained by Hezbollah inside Iran came back here purposefully to support anti-coalition and anti-security elements.’

BAGHDAD — A high-ranking U.S. military officer Sunday described new details of allegations that Iran is meddling in Iraq, accusing the Islamic Republic of training Iraqi operatives to direct militants in their homeland.

The latest accusations, made during a news conference here, were part of a renewed drumbeat of U.S. charges over Tehran’s role in Iraq after a period of faint improvement in relations.

Last week, after a visit to Baghdad by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Navy Adm. William J. Fallon accused his government of destabilizing Iraq. Iran, meanwhile, alleged that the U.S. had reneged on an agreement to hold a fourth round of joint talks with Iraqi officials about security in Iraq.

Odierno, speaking at the Pentagon, had called Iran the greatest long-term threat to Iraq and accused it of trying to keep the Baghdad government weak for its own benefit. Fallon told the Senate Armed Services Committee that there was evidence that Iran continued to train and equip militants in Iraq.

On Sunday in Baghdad, Rear Adm. Greg Smith, a spokesman for American forces in Iraq, fleshed out some of the details of those allegations. He said U.S. troops recently discovered a cache of weapons south of Baghdad with markings indicating they had been made recently in Iran. He also alleged that Tehran had been recruiting Iraqis for training in Iran, citing statements by Iraqi detainees.

‘Groups and elements’ including Iranians and militants attached to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia are training Iraqis in Iran to act as recruiters and trainers in Iraq, Smith said.

‘They’re being trained as trainers to set up the teams inside Iraq,’ he said on the sidelines of the news conference.

He said the U.S. gleaned the information from Iraqi detainees who had undergone such training late last year. He did not elaborate, but said that more details would be given in the coming weeks.

‘All told the same story,’ Smith said of the detainees. ‘Handlers trained by Hezbollah inside Iran came back here purposefully to support anti-coalition and anti-security elements.’

Security improved markedly in Iraq over the last six months of 2007, in part because of a dramatic decrease in activity by Shiite militias linked to Iran, which considers itself the patron of followers of the Shiite sect of Islam worldwide. But U.S. officials, without disclosing numbers, have told reporters of a slight uptick recently in reports of rocket and sophisticated roadside bomb attacks that they attribute to Iranian-backed militiamen.

Observers say the Tehran government may be training and equipping a clandestine network of operatives in Iraq as a potential card to play against American forces in case Washington decides to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.

The United States and Iran have been locked in a nearly three-decade Cold War. Washington accuses Tehran of supporting Islamic militants across the Middle East and pursuing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian energy program.

A U.S. intelligence analysis report last December that concluded that Iran had ended a nuclear weapons program in 2003 undercut Bush administration hawks who might seek to confront Iran militarily. The United Nations Security Council last week approved a third set of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, measures sought by the U.S. and its allies.

Iraqi officials hope that talks between the U.S. and Iran might ease tensions between Iraq’s greatest strategic partner and its most pervasive neighbor. But the negotiations have faltered because of ‘technical issues,’ said Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency.

Smith, responding to a reporter’s question, rejected the characterization of the stalled talks as a dialogue between Washington and Tehran.

‘It’s a dialogue between Iran and Iraq which the U.S. has been invited to attend,’ he said.

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

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Martyr on the Wall

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Martyr on the Wall: “

The AP has published this photo of a palestinian woman, having to restore order in her simple house after those mean IDF soldiers turned everything upside down.

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A Palestinian woman restores her back a room after Israeli troops raided a house in the Al Ain refugee camp of the West Bank city of Nablus, Monday, March 10, 2008. According to Palestinian and Israeli sources 21 people were arrested during the overnight operation. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

But while AP photographer Nasser Ishtayeh clearly has an agenda, he’s (perhaps carelessly) left a clue that would suggest where the woman’s sympathies lie (and therefore why her house was justifiably ‘raidable’).

Unless you think the picture of the young man in a military jacket is just art.

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Iranian Hardliner Outs “Scumbag Gateway Pundit”

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Iranian Hardliner Outs "Scumbag Gateway Pundit": “One of the rare hardliner blogs in Iran (most of the bloggers are more secular in nature, I hear) wrote about his great weekend organizing and participating in a kidney donation drive to raise money to kill Jews.

Pi$$off Khomeini lover–

Sarbaz (‘Soldier of Roohallah Khomeini’) website, a regime-supporting hardliner website outed ‘Zionist-loving-scumbag Gateway Pundit’ today in a disgusting report applauding the bloody terrorist attack at the Jerusalem seminary last Thursday.

Roohollah Razavi (pictured above) is the owner at the Sarbaz website. Sarbaz means ‘soldier’ and he calls himself ‘Sarbaz Roohollah’ in order to:

A) Show that he is a soldier of Roohollah Khomeini, and that
B) He was possibly a soldier in the IRI Army or Revolutionary Guards

Ravazi is very proud that he is a soldier.

Ravazi was born in 1981. He is married and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical rail systems. He was/is attending the University of Science and Technology in Tehran and is working on his masters.

Ravazi and his ‘Friends of Justice Seekers’ took action to organize the unbelievably crazy ceremony this weekend in Tehran where several attendees signed up to donate a kidney to raise money for ‘fighters’. The money from the kidney donations, Ravazi explains, is to go to a worthy cause– to kill Israeli officials Ehud Barak, Meir Dagan and Amos Yadlin

Ravazi is very proud that the protest he helped organize has made the mainstream news in the West. He also thanks all of the people who signed over their kidneys for the cause. (Photo from YNET News)

Ravasi mentions that the story was published at YNET News, Israel News, Israel Forum and Gateway Pundit– a neoconnish anti-Islamic scumbag website. He also mentions that his kidney signup made the news in United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
–Little does he know how deranged we think he is.

** Much thanks to Banafsheh Zand-Banazzi for the translation!

Previously:
Iranian Hardliners Single Out ‘Warmonger Neocon Blogs Pajamas Media and Gateway Pundit’

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

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Palestinian use of bulldozers, heavy equipment at Temple Mount endangers Jewish artifacts, exposes double standard

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

Palestinian use of bulldozers, heavy equipment at Temple Mount endangers Jewish artifacts, exposes double standard: “

Remember the outrage and threats of jihad that erupted when Jewish workers were constructing a bridge near the Temple Mount?

The Islamic Waqf has been working with bulldozers and other heavy equipment on the grounds– something which Olmert approved, and which Waqf personnel may now be using to damage or cover up Jewish artifacts. But, let them destroy this, too, and maybe then there will be peace, right?

‘Israel OK with Muslims destroying its history?’ by Aaron Klein for World Net Daily:

JERUSALEM – Did the Israeli police allow the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site – to carry out illegal construction on the Mount last week that may have damaged antiquities and make it more difficult for archaeologists to find temple artifacts?

That’s the question being asked by Temple Mount activists and archaeologists here after it was discovered the Waqf, the Mount’s Islamic custodians, last week used a heavy tractor to lay massive stone tiles over an area of the Mount some archaeologists believe a Second Temple wall was recently discovered.

Pictures of the purported wall surfaced after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last summer gave the Waqf permission to use tractors to dig a 1300-foot trench around the periphery of the Mount. The Waqf claimed the trench was necessary to replace electrical cables outside mosques on the site.

Allowing the use of bulldozers at any sensitive archaeological site is extremely unusual, particularly at the Temple Mount, which experts say contains sealed layers of artifacts as shallow as two to three feet below the surface.

The Mount has never been properly excavated. Heavy equipment could easily damage any existing artifacts, stress Israeli experts, who assert the area should be excavated slowly and carefully by hand.

This week, the Jerusalem police reportedly stopped Waqf workers from continuing what Jerusalem police chief Aharon Franco described to the Jerusalem Post as unauthorized ‘surfacing work.’

‘It is our duty to ensure that the status quo is maintained on the Temple Mount,’ Franco said.

The surfacing work involved the Waqf using a tractor to raise the ground on the northern side of the Temple Mount, according to witnesses speaking to WND. Workers then laid stones that were about 9 inches thick along a large area in the north near where some Israeli archaeologists believe a Second Temple wall was found during this summer’s Waqf construction.

The stones change the status quo in the area by covering the ground with a think layer, thus making excavations less likely, Temple activists charged.

The Palestinian Authority’s Waqf director Jerusalem Affairs Minister Adnan Husseini labeled the construction as ‘restoration work’ of ‘deteriorated tiles.’

‘They are not digging or doing anything there but restoration,’ Husseini said.

The police on Thursday stopped the Waqf work, which was taking place during the two hours in the morning in which Jews are allowed to ascend the Mount.

Due to Israeli restrictions, the Temple Mount is open only to non-Muslims Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and not on any Christian, Jewish or Muslim holidays or other days considered ‘sensitive’ by the Waqf, the Mount’s Islamic custodians.

‘I personally watched the workers use a tractor and place thick stones into the ground in the area where the trench was dug this summer. It looked like the work began weeks ago. The whole area was raised up, a lot of work was done and big stones were being placed,’ said Rabbi Chaim Richman, director of the international department at Israel’s Temple Institute.

Richman said he was on the Mount Thursday when a scuffle ensued during which the Jerusalem police stopped the Waqf construction. But the Waqf still managed to cover a large section with the deep stone tiles, a Waqf worker told WND.

The Waqf worker, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was ‘surprised’ the police acted to halt the stone-laying, since, he said, Jerusalem police forces did not stop the Waqf or question the Islamic custodians last month when they transported the large stones onto the Mount.

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