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Pro-Hamas J-Street Lobby Targets Jewish Woman who called for Israel to Fight Terrorism

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

From Sultan Kinish

 

J Street, the pro Hamas lobby funded by George Soros, which nevertheless insists on referring to itself as Pro-Israel though its only relationship with Israel is a consistently hostile one, not being satisfied with releasing a phony Jewish survey claiming that American Jews back their agenda, launched a vicious attack on a Jewish woman who called for Israel to start fighting terrorism. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Jihadist and jihadi lovers take over a french suppermarket

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

HT Israel Matzah 

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Iran is only months away from building a nuke, has ballistic warhead capability

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

Bomb Iran before it is to late from DEBKA.

 

Israel: Iran is only months away from building a nuke, has ballistic warhead capability


Israel's military intelligence chief Maj. Amos Yadlin 

Israel’s military intelligence chief Maj. Amos Yadlin

Israel’s AMAN military intelligence director, Maj. Amos Yadlin updated the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee on the state of Iran’s nuclear progress Wednesday, March 25. He reported that although Iran is only months away from a capacity to make a nuclear bomb and has attained a warhead capability, Tehran has decided not to cross the threshold so as to avoid provoking Western retaliation.

DEBKAfile‘s military sources report this is not Tehran’s true rationale. The Iranians are held back by two more compelling motives:

1. They will not be satisfied with a single nuclear bomb, but would rather build up an arsenal of 10 to 12 bombs and warheads for which they are short of enough enriched uranium at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Obama, Media Push PA State as Foreign Policy Priority

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

From Menorah. Is Obama stupid, on crack, or just evi? I can not deiced, 

 

Obama, Media Push PA State as Foreign Policy Priority

ImagesImages-1(IsraelNN.com) U.S. President Barack Obama focused primarily on the state of the economy Tuesday evening in a televised news conference except for a single foreign policy issue: the establishment of a Palestinian Authority state within Israel’s current borders. Read the rest of this entry »

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The BNP is on the rise

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

What ever you think about the BNP they are on the rise. HT GoV

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Al Qaeda-Trained British Islamists Return To Britain From Pakistan

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

Another great post from Holger Awakens

 

I tell ya, if you live in Britain…this story from The Long War Journalhas to do two things: 1. Send a shiver down your spine 2. Get you plenty irate at the Pakistani government. Basically what has happened is that 20 or so British muslims travelled to Pakistan, trained in terrorism by the likes of al Qaeda and then returned to Britain…to…well, you can imagine. Here’s the killer – the Pakistani government via their intelligence service KNEW about these guys and didn’t say a word to the British until too late, when these terrorists had already gotten back into Britain. Here’s some of the details from the article: Read the rest of this entry »

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Islamist dickhead – Pat Condell Video

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

HT DJM

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Why to mock Islam

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

From the IBA

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WMD Terror Strike on Major City ‘More Realistic’

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

From NewsMax

Terrorists attacking a major city with nuclear or biological weapons is “more realistic” than ever, British officials warned Tuesday as they lifted the secrecy from six years of counter-terrorism efforts.

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Pajamas TV

Posted by avideditor on March 25, 2009

It looks interesting. Check out this free video. If any readers want to pay the 5 dollars a month for me say so in a comment and I will email you. From the video it looks interesting. Any one from PJTV that want to give me a free subscription that will be great too, but I am unwilling to give my real name because of the hundreds of death threats.

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The End of the Global War on Terror?

Posted by avideditor on March 24, 2009

It is now official the pentagon has lost its mind. The jihadis want to destroy all the liberty in the world. The pentagon is no longer on our side. It is a sad day.

The end of the Global War on Terror — or at least the use of that phrase — has been codified at the Pentagon. Reports that the phrase was being retired have been circulating for some time amongst senior administration officials, and this morning speechwriters and other staff were notified via this e-mail to use “Overseas Contingency Operation” instead. 

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IDF Brutality in Gaza?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 24, 2009

BS”D

This article is re-published here with the permission of author, Yaacov Lozowick. — Ellie Katz

First posted at Yaacov Lozowick’s Ruminations

March 22nd, 2009

Two months after the IDF operation in Gaza, an internal Israeli conversation taking place in Hebrew is being splashed over media outlets the world over, from the New York Times to the Zevener Zeitung, the local newspaper of a townlet west of Hamburg no-one has ever heard of: yet it carried an item about the Israeli discussion. Unremarkably, the reportage, whether measured and calm, breathless and excited, or antagonistic and gleeful at uncovering Israel’s crimes, is uninformed and silly. That the reporters can’t follow the original discussion because of lingual and cultural barriers is obvious; sadly, they seem not to have read the English translation very carefully, either.

The facts of the operation are partially clear. Following a century of strife over contradictory claims to a very small land, Israel unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza strip in 2005. In the months leading to this disengagement the Palestinians had sensibly refrained from provoking Israeli ire and had carefully held their fire; as soon as the IDF left Gaza, however, the shooting of kassam rockets at Israeli civilians was renewed. Six months later the Palestinians democratically elected Hamas, a party whose fundamental documents and standard rhetoric are deeply antisemitic and genocidal, calling for the death of all Jews. Wisely or not, Israel, Europe and the United States boycotted Hamas, while Israel and Egypt partially blockaded the Gaza strip, especially after a bloody little civil war in 2007 in which Hamas ousted its Fatah rivals and took sole control. Throughout this period the rocketing of Israeli towns and villages continued, with thousands of projectiles hitting Israeli territory between 2005 and 2008. In December 2008 the IDF invaded Gaza in an attempt to put a stop to the shooting. In the ensuing operation 1,300-1,400 Palestinians were killed. According to the Palestinians, 960 of the dead were civilians; the Israelis admit that some 400 civilians were killed, and claim to know the names of at least 580 dead fighters.

The truth may never be known, and is unlikely ever to be agreed upon. (Related article here). Yet no matter which version we prefer, it is clear that in three weeks of battle in a densely populated area, indeed, much of it urban, fewer than a thousand civilians died, perhaps fewer than half. Seen against the backdrop of every urban battle in history, such a number must reflect a high degree of restraint and efforts not to harm civilians. Had Israel wished indiscriminately to kill Palestinians, the numbers would have been vastly greater; even had the IDF been merely callously indifferent to Palestinian lives, the numbers would have been dramatically different. Yet this cannot be a source of sanctimonious satisfaction, since even the Israeli numbers tell of hundreds of dead civilians. It is important for Israel, irrespective of the uninformed world listing in to the discussion, to figure out what happened.

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In the summer of 1967, as the IDF reserve soldiers came home from the battlefields of the Six Day War, a group of kibbutz members inspired by the charismatic Holocaust survivor, partisan, and poet Aba Kovner, gathered together to talk about the war. While most of their compatriots were still reeling euphorically from the swift transformation of facing extinction in May 1967 to brilliant victory in June, these thoughtful young men reflected upon the gray zones. Their discussions were published as a book: Siach Lochamim, or Discussions of Warriors. It was important, widely read and quoted; an English version was published in 1971 as “The Seventh Day: Soldier Talk about the Six Day War“. Was it an influential book? Probably not. In post-modern jargon, it was an expression of the hegemonic elite of Israeli society, a few short years before the end of the hegemony and the onset of the present multi-cultural society. Still, it serves as a model some Israelis wistfully look back at.

Danny Zamir, head of the Oranim Academic College, is one of them. Yet there’s an ironic twist to his position. These academic colleges (“Mechinot”) are the invention of a rival group, the Zionist Orthodox,the political home of the Settlers. Twenty years ago some of them felt the need to insert a year of reflection and personal growth between high school and service in the IDF, feeling educated and mature 19-year-olds would better serve their country than less mature 18-year-olds. Zamir has copied their successful model.

This is important, because he and his student-soldiers are not a cross section of Israeli society. On the contrary. They are mostly members of a once illustrious group of Ashkenazi, secular, educated and left-leaning Israelis. One should not belittle them; while they no longer dominate Israeli society, they remain an honorable, creative and important section of it. Yet they are afflicted with a misconception shared by their political relatives in many Western societies: that they are somehow better than the others, more intelligent, more compassionate; that they are right, while everyone else is wrong, and boneheaded for not seeing their light. As in other countries so also in Israel, the rest of society returns the compliment with its own set of prejudices; the Querdenker in me loves them all, and takes none of their conceits all that seriously.

Zamir and his warrior-students have all read Siach Lochamim, and their discussion after the Gaza operation was consciously, carefully modeled on it, with Zamir usurping Kovner’s role, and the young men following their grandfathers – only the social terrain has changed. They are no longer the elite who command the nation’s attention and respect; rather, in their minds, they’re an embattled minority surrounded by a churning mass of inferiors. Read the description of their discussion carefully, and you can’t miss the arrogance.

This is really frustrating, to see that they understand that inside Gaza you are allowed to do anything you want, to break down doors of houses for no reason other than it’s cool.

“You do not get the impression from the officers that there is any logic to it, but they won’t say anything. To write ‘death to the Arabs’ on the walls, to take family pictures and spit on them, just because you can. I think this is the main thing in understanding how much the IDF has fallen in the realm of ethics, really. It’s what I’ll remember the most.”

Here’s the code: When this young sergeant talks about trying to explain to his soldiers that civilians must be protected, he’s casting himself as their moral superior, which is what he feels. He understands, they don’t. When he’s arguing with his religious comrades, however, and especially with the rabbis, he’s facing ideological foes who are his intellectual and social equals, so his criticism becomes sharper:

“What I do remember in particular at the beginning is the feeling of almost a religious mission. My sergeant is a student at a hesder yeshiva [a program that combines religious study and military service]. Before we went in, he assembled the whole platoon and led the prayer for those going into battle. A brigade rabbi was there, who afterward came into Gaza and went around patting us on the shoulder and encouraging us, and praying with people. And also when we were inside they sent in those booklets, full of Psalms, a ton of Psalms. I think that at least in the house I was in for a week, we could have filled a room with the Psalms they sent us, and other booklets like that.

“There was a huge gap between what the Education Corps sent out and what the IDF rabbinate sent out. The Education Corps published a pamphlet for commanders – something about the history of Israel’s fighting in Gaza from 1948 to the present. The rabbinate brought in a lot of booklets and articles, and … their message was very clear: We are the Jewish people, we came to this land by a miracle, God brought us back to this land and now we need to fight to expel the gentiles who are interfering with our conquest of this holy land. This was the main message, and the whole sense many soldiers had in this operation was of a religious war. From my position as a commander and ‘explainer,’ I attempted to talk about the politics – the streams in Palestinian society, about how not everyone who is in Gaza is Hamas, and not every inhabitant wants to vanquish us. I wanted to explain to the soldiers that this war is not a war for the sanctification of the holy name, but rather one to stop the Qassams.”

I’m not certain this comes across in the English translation; in the original Hebrew it’s crystal clear, and no Israeli will miss the lingual codes. Some may agree with them, others be affronted by them, but everyone sees them. This is crucial, because most of the report is not about the Palestinians at all, and it doesn’t describe things that happened, rather it focuses on a subjective interpretation. Read carefully, and you’ll see that actually, the soldiers didn’t generally behave with the wanton rage the descriptions would have you expect; on the contrary:

Yossie: “I am a platoon sergeant in an operations company of the Paratroops Brigade. We were in a house and discovered a family inside that wasn’t supposed to be there. We assembled them all in the basement, posted two guards at all times and made sure they didn’t make any trouble. Gradually, the emotional distance between us broke down – we had cigarettes with them, we drank coffee with them, we talked about the meaning of life and the fighting in Gaza. After very many conversations the owner of the house, a man of 70-plus, was saying it’s good we are in Gaza and it’s good that the IDF is doing what it is doing.

“The next day we sent the owner of the house and his son, a man of 40 or 50, for questioning. The day after that, we received an answer: We found out that both are political activists in Hamas. That was a little annoying – that they tell you how fine it is that you’re here and good for you and blah-blah-blah, and then you find out that they were lying to your face the whole time.

Yossie, being a platoon sergeant, didn’t lay down policy. If the troops behaved reasonably, it wasn’t because he’d convinced them, it was because their own cultural baggage dictated so.

Aviv describes agonizing as, near the end of the operation, it seemed likely his unit would penetrate a part of the city of Gaza which had not been evacuated of civilians. Ultimately this didn’t happen, but his thought process is fascinating:

“At first the specified action was to go into a house. We were supposed to go in with an armored personnel carrier called an Achzarit [literally, Cruel] to burst through the lower door, to start shooting inside and then … I call this murder … in effect, we were supposed to go up floor by floor, and any person we identified – we were supposed to shoot. I initially asked myself: Where is the logic in this?

“From above they said it was permissible, because anyone who remained in the sector and inside Gaza City was in effect condemned, a terrorist, because they hadn’t fled. I didn’t really understand: On the one hand they don’t really have anywhere to flee to, but on the other hand they’re telling us they hadn’t fled so it’s their fault … This also scared me a bit. I tried to exert some influence, insofar as is possible from within my subordinate position, to change this. In the end the specification involved going into a house, operating megaphones and telling [the tenants]: ‘Come on, everyone get out, you have five minutes, leave the house, anyone who doesn’t get out gets killed.’

He’s a sergeant, yet he argues up the military chain; later the orders are changed, certainly not because he argued, but then again, perhaps because he and many others all did: we can’t know; even he doesn’t know. In any case, it’s a thinking army, trying to fashion the proper way of battle, while at battle.

The deliberations were not only about life and death matters; they also covered more mundane topics. Back to Yossie, billeted in the home of Hamas activists:

“What annoyed me was that in the end, after we understood that the members of this family weren’t exactly our good friends and they pretty much deserved to be forcibly ejected from there, my platoon commander suggested that when we left the house, we should clean up all the stuff, pick up and collect all the garbage in bags, sweep and wash the floor, fold up the blankets we used, make a pile of the mattresses and put them back on the beds.”

Zamir: “What do you mean? Didn’t every IDF unit that left a house do that?”

Yossi: “No. Not at all. On the contrary: In most of the houses graffiti was left behind and things like that.”

Zamir: “That’s simply behaving like animals.”

Yossi: “There was one day when a Katyusha, a Grad, landed in Be’er Sheva and a mother and her baby were moderately to seriously injured. They were neighbors of one of my soldiers. We heard the whole story on the radio, and he didn’t take it lightly – that his neighbors were seriously hurt. So the guy was a bit antsy, and you can understand him. To tell a person like that, ‘Come on, let’s wash the floor of the house of a political activist in Hamas, who has just fired a Katyusha at your neighbors that has amputated one of their legs’ – this isn’t easy to do, especially if you don’t agree with it at all. When my platoon commander said, ‘Okay, tell everyone to fold up blankets and pile up mattresses,’ it wasn’t easy for me to take. There was lot of shouting. In the end I was convinced and realized it really was the right thing to do. Today I appreciate and even admire him, the platoon commander, for what happened there. In the end I don’t think that any army, the Syrian army, the Afghani army, would wash the floor of its enemy’s houses, and it certainly wouldn’t fold blankets and put them back in the closets.”

Fascinating, isn’t it. Yossie and his comrades have a common moral code. They’re stationed in a Palestinian home, and soon they’re having quasi-normal relations with them, talking, sharing cigarettes and so on. There have been Israelis in Arab captivity in some wars (not to mention Gilad Shalit right now), and I’ve never heard the parallel story. At the end, feeling a bit betrayed that the Palestinians had been lying, the soldiers don’t feel like cleaning up; Zamir, however, from the perch of his stricter moral code, or is it arrogance, makes it clear this is bestial (that’s what the original Hebrew word says). In essence, Zamir admonishes his student, you have also become bestial if you’re like all those others.

I agree with Zamir that they should have cleaned up. Yet in the annals of war this is hardly obvious, nor the norm. Leaving a mess is impolite; it’s not bestial. This is exactly where the internal Israeli conversation, happening in Hebrew, turns into something radically different in the malicious hands of unknowing outsiders.

The killing of civilians is of course a different subject altogether. Yet in spite of the world-wide excitement about these testimonies, which if you believe the reports contain Israeli confirmations of wanton brutality and destructiveness, they contain descriptions of only four civilian deaths; here’s the case of three:

Ram: “I serve in an operations company in the Givati Brigade. After we’d gone into the first houses, there was a house with a family inside. Entry was relatively calm. We didn’t open fire, we just yelled at everyone to come down. We put them in a room and then left the house and entered it from a different lot. A few days after we went in, there was an order to release the family. They had set up positions upstairs. There was a sharpshooters’ position on the roof. The platoon commander let the family go and told them to go to the right. One mother and her two children didn’t understand and went to the left, but they forgot to tell the sharpshooter on the roof they had let them go, and it was was okay and he should hold his fire and he … he did what he was supposed to, like he was following his orders.”

Question from the audience: “At what range was this?”

Ram: “Between 100 and 200 meters, something like that. They had also came out of the house that he was on the roof of, they had advanced a bit and suddenly he saw then, people moving around in an area where they were forbidden to move around. I don’t think he felt too bad about it, because after all, as far as he was concerned, he did his job according to the orders he was given. And the atmosphere in general, from what I understood from most of my men who I talked to … I don’t know how to describe it …. The lives of Palestinians, let’s say, is something very, very less important than the lives of our soldiers. So as far as they are concerned they can justify it that way.”

According to a radio broadcast two days ago, Ram has since admitted he wasn’t an eyewitness to any of this, it’s only hearsay. Or to be accurate: the tragic death of that woman and her two children happened; the talk about “the atmosphere in general” and so on, that’s hearsay. Ram assumes the shooter would have said he was merely following orders – a loaded statement if there ever was one – but he doesn’t know this. He implies that had he been stationed on the roof, he would have known better – and perhaps he might have. Then again, perhaps not. The devil – not figuratively – is in the details: was it daylight or nighttime? Were the children toddlers, or teenagers? Did their killer recognize them for who they were, or could he have easily been convinced they were something else? These specific questions make all the difference between the confusion of war and a malicious killing. They need to be clarified by professional investigators, not by a kangaroo court.

War is one of the worst occupations men can engage in – though genocide and some large scale injustices are worse, and their prevention justifies war. There is no such thing as a pretty war. The decision to be in war entails, always, the decision to do things that would be totally unacceptable in any other context. For this reason, the decision must be made with care, including detailed planning, meticulous training, permanent self reflection even under fire, and calm examination of everything afterwords so that mistakes not be repeated. Israel is currently examining itself, in a public, communal discussion. I cannot think of any other society which does this in such a frank and open manner; certainly never any of our enemies, but not any of our friends, either. The decision of our critics to cast this in a very different light tells mostly who they are, not who we are.

Hat tip: Neukoelln Botschaft

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Hamas Admits It Uses Human Shields

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 24, 2009

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From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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Stop the Lefty Jihadi alliance

Posted by avideditor on March 24, 2009

What should we do? Do the leftist know they will be one of the first to go if the jihadis take over?

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THIS DAY March 24

Posted by Shiva on March 24, 2009

Today’s khutbah (Islamic sermon)

Al-Maidah 5.59-60

[59]
Say: “O People of the Book! do ye disapprove of us for no other reason than that we believe in Allah, and the revelation that hath come to us and that which came before (us), and (perhaps) that most of you are rebellious and disobedient?”

[60]
Say: “Shall I point out to you something much worse than this, (as judged) by the treatment it received from Allah? Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped Evil, these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even Path!”

WELL SOME JEWS WHERE AFFECTED BY ALLAH,S CURSE



Neturei Karta (Aramaic: נטורי קרתא “Guardians of the City”) is a tiny group of Haredi (Ultra-Orthodox) Jews who reject all forms of Zionism and actively oppose the existence of the State of Israel.

While many in Neturei Karta chose to simply ignore the State of Israel, this became more difficult. Some took proactive steps to condemn Israel and bring about its eventual dismantling until the coming of the Messiah. Chief among these is Rabbi Moshe Hirsch, Neturei Karta’s self-proclaimed “Foreign Minister”, author of its prayer book Siddur Vilna, who served in Yasser Arafats cabinet as Minister for Jewish Affairs.
Rabbi Hirsch and his followers maintain that a community of (Haredi) Orthodox Jews can and should be a viable minority in an Arab-controlled Palestinian state. Their main synagogue is the beis midrash ‘Ohel Sarah’ in the center of Meah Shearim.
Rabbi Hirsch claims that there is a striking accord between the views of Neturei Karta and those of Fatah, which was the dominant party in the Palestinian Authority until the 2006 Palestinian election: both favour a secular and non-sectarian government in Palestine.
In October 2005, Neturei Karta leader Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss issued a statement criticizing Jewish attacks on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Weiss wrote that Ahmadinejad’s statements were not “indicative of anti-Jewish sentiments”, but rather, “a yearning for a better, more peaceful world”, and “re-stating the beliefs and statements of Ayatollah Khomeini, who always emphasized and practiced the respect and protection of Jews and Judaism.”
In the UK, Rabbi Yosef Goldstein testified on behalf of Abu Hamza al-Masri of the Finsbury Park Mosque, who in recordings has called for the murder of Jews and infidels. Rabbi Goldstein testified that he and Abu Hamza had a “friendly and cordial relationship.”
In March 2006, several Neturei Karta members visited Iran where they met with Iranian statesmen, including the Vice-President, and praised Ahmadinejad for calling for the State of Israel to be “wiped from the pages of history.”
The spokesmen commented that they shared Ahmadinejad’s aspiration for “a disintegration of the Israeli government”. When asked by reporters, the group also mentioned that they were not bothered by Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial. In an interview with Iranian television reporters, Rabbi Weiss remarked, “The Zionists use the Holocaust issue to their benefit.
We, Jews who perished in the Holocaust, do not use it to advance our interests. We stress that there are hundreds of thousands Jews around the world who identify with our opposition to the Zionist ideology and who feel that Zionism is not Jewish, but a political agenda…What we want is not a withdrawal to the ‘67 borders, but to everything included in it, so the country can go back to the Palestinians and we could live with them…”

In December 2006, members of Neturei Karta, including Yisroel Dovid Weiss, attended the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust in Tehran, a controversial conference being held, Iran that has attracted a number of high-profile Holocaust-deniers.
Neturei Karta’s representative upheld the reality of the Holocaust during his speech to the assembly, although he went on to say, “Zionists have given much higher figures for how many people were killed.” They praised Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for the destruction of the Israeli state, and expressed solidarity with the Iranian position of anti-Zionism

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Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around The U.S. (35 Minute Version)

Posted by avideditor on March 24, 2009

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Hatred

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 24, 2009

BS”D

Si Frumkin wrote a riveting opinion piece on Arutz Sheva, published 23.3.09, entitled My Death Sentence.

The piece is an excellent read, but what really stuck with me was what one of the commentators (is that correct?? or commenter? commentor??) wrote under the piece.  Mr. Frumkin was lamenting that genocidal hatred against us has reared it’s ugly head once again. He ended with the words “I am worried.”

I can’t imagine the excruciating pain hearing “Jews to the gas” from live human beings — yet again — must do to a Holocaust survivor such as Mr. Frumkin.

Then commenter Yvonne wrote the following:

“Yes, Si…

…and well we should be . I was eleven in 1945. But the bursting out of the genocidal murderous defilement of spirit all over has just come to a mass of energy. Spirit is Energy, and this is evil Energy. What we do is and creates Energy. What we say and think is Energy. What we write is Energy. There is Energy that creates and there is Energy that destroys. The destructive and negative Energy against us is always there. It is there with anyone who strives to do G-d’s will. It is a matter, again of Spirit. I spoke in 1946 on het Weesperplein in Amsterdam to a few other children, boys, they were gypsies. They said to me that opposite forces attract and collide. Like Ying and Yang. That is why gypsies do not strive to be without fault. It is dangerous. They also do not recognize that anyone can own The Earth, or part of it. I am not a gypsy, I am a jew . But lessons come from everywhere.”

Later on, after a few more comments, Yvonne, who understands what real fear of genocidal hatred means, what loss means, what a burden vengeful hatred is for the victim to carry, and what forgiveness means writes…

hatred kills…

and murders. It kills the *object*, because that is what the hater makes *The Other*. But it also kills and murders the hater. It kills his soul and it kills his spirit. He dies long before he leaves this earth. He even offers up his child and his wife, so it kills not only him, but his offspring. If the Muslim states that jews celebrate life and they celebrate death, he states clearly Whose side he is on and Who drives him. It is the Enemy. That applies to everyone else with that perspective. Those who love death and the Destroyer do not own their own souls. They will not meet 72 virgins. They are in and descend further into a void.The Enemy does not speak Truth. The Enemy deceives. Black people in the U.S. have taught me the power of forgiveness. This power is for the self. Hatred is too great and deadly a burden to carry, they told me. It took me some time to understand that.”

Having said that, I do not forgive the Holocaust. I don’t have the right. I am not a victim. Only an individual victim can forgive their direct perpetrators. The Jewish people can’t forgive the national perpetrators of the Holocaust. That is not our right nor our jurisdiction. Only HKB”H can forgive the Holocaust. It is our duty to remember, always, for the sake of the next generation and the next and the next.

Another purpose I have in quoting Yvonne’s wise words, especially those words I’ve put in bold, about how hatred consumes the one who hates, is to caution all of us who are doing what we can to learn about and fight against global jihad, militant Islam, whatever label you prefer.

We must be very careful to remain vigilant, but not to hate people. Hate actions that opress, maim and kill. Hate ideologies that advocate oppressing, maiming and killing. But Muslim neighbors who have shown us that they want to live in peace are just as much at risk from global jihad as are the rest of us. We can’t afford to waste valuable energy hating innocent people. Spend that energy in love, informing all people — out of love.

There will be a day for vengeance, and HKB”H promises to deliver it better than we ever could. Justice, yes, that He has given for our courts to administer, but not vengeance. There is a huge difference. I advise us all to study it out and make sure we don’t cross the line from one to the other.

I once learned that if we take vengeance on those who oppress us, and again, I distinguish that from justice as meted out in a competent court of jurisdiction, then HKB”H will not punish, for He only punishes sinners once, either in this world or in the next, but not twice. I may not have that particular teaching exactly correct, but it’s good enough to get the idea across.

Don’t think for a minute that I’m recommending a passive stance towards our enemies. That is a very unJewish concept indeed. Passivity is not love of anyone, it is another form of hatred, a refusal to defend those we have a duty before HKB”H to defend. But, I think it’s a great thing for our Jewish soldiers to daven in the morning before battle, to keep their hearts focused on love of their families and country rather than hatred of any human being. That will keep their souls intact and their hands clean. We all need to guard against any sort of evil entering our souls, especially in battle when excuses to deviate from the Torah way dance all around us, tempting us to abandon what we know is true. Davening is the best vehicle to build that boundary.

Thanks Yvonne, for helping some of us refuse the destructiveness of hatred, even when it is richly deserved.

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Jihad = Mein Kampf – Part 3

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 23, 2009

BS”D

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, statesman (1729-1797)

What does “jihad” mean to a Jihadi, i.e. radical Muslim, militant Muslim, extremist Muslim? I know what many try to convince me it means: Jihad, according to many Muslim apologists, means “inner struggle”.

The definition of “jihad” that many Muslims are trying to sell to the West, namely, an inner struggle with oneself, much like repentance within Christianity or teshuvah within Judaism, is only a successful marketing scheme.

Not that moderate Muslims don’t buy into it. They often do. Jews, Christians, Atheists, Pagans, Buddhists, Hindus, moderate peace loving Muslims, anyone who abides by any creed or moral code must get a grip and realize that amongst themselves, the jihadis all know exactly what they mean by “jihad”; armed struggle to the death with those who do not hold to their apocalyptic, death worshipping views.

We have a couple of choices: Wake up and do something or partake of the “peace of the brave” as Yasir Arafat used to say smilingly after each deadly bus bombing in Israel.

You don’t think things are as stark as all that? Of course not. We humans don’t like to face reality when the crisis approaches our doorstep. I understand. I’m the same way. I want to keep to my routines, my projects, my quiet life. The jihadis can mind their business and I’ll mind mine, thank you very much. But we can’t always live a quiet life, being left alone to pursue our personal peace and prosperity, not if we want to preserve a modicum of that for our children and grandchildren. In fact, it seems nearly every generation is tested.

HINT: I think it’s HKB”H, seeing what we’ll do with the resources He alots to each generation.

So, if you’re still not convinced that we have a serious problem on our hands, then read the works of former Muslims who are risking their lives as they blow the whistle on their former co-religionists. Robert Spencer, Noni Darwish and Walid Shoebat, probably the list is even longer than this have put everything on the line, not because they enjoy a death threat hanging over their heads, but because they feel obligated to warn the West. Listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and other Muslims who ache for reform within their religion. Ms. Ali has also risked everything to sound the alarm. All of these courageous men and women speak from their own lives, have been repudiated by their own families in order to bring us the truth. We owe them our respect. For the sake of our families, we need to listen up. I mean, they’re obviously not in this to sell books. There’s gotta be an easier way to make a living.

Walid Shoebat informs us that “Mein Kampf” also means “my struggle”. Mein Kampf is a runaway bestseller in Muslim controlled regions, such as the Palestinian administered territories.

1936 has returned. Maybe we can get it right this time, before it’s too late.

— Ellie Katz

Obsession: Part 3 of 10

Daily my classmates would recite poetry, jihadist poetry, and when they recited it, they were crying. They were wishing shahadah, to be shahid (sic), to die as a martyr, to die in jihad. — Noni Darwish, daughter of a shahid (martyr)

Parallel — Hitler Youth

Should we want honor. The only way to honor is jihad. — Ahmed Abdul Razek, Palestinian cleric, Palestinian TV 2002

Parellel – Dying for the Fuhrer

What they’re saying is United States is a threat, is a danger to them, is trying to dominate them, is trying to turn the whole world into America, and this what they are telling their people they have to fight against.Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

Parallel – The Jews supposed domination of Europe

All the Arab countries and the non-Arab countries will be their targets. They continue the line of swallowing the world. — Ayatollah Ahmad Jannah, Sec’y Guardian Council, Iranian TV 2004 (translation from MEMRI)

Parallel – “international Jewry” swallowing the world

The US is the enemy of Arabs, of Muslims, and of humanity, and every person must resist it, to the best of his ability. — Anis al-Naqqash, al-Manar TV Lebanon 2005 (translation by MEMRI)

Parallel – The Jew is the eternal enemy of the German people

The West needs to be defeated one way or another. — Steve Emerson, The Investigative Project

Parallel — The war against the Jews had to be completed at all costs

Therefore, every Muslim, and every honorable man who is not a Muslim must stand against the Americans, English and Israelis and endanger their interests wherever they may be. — Ayatollah Ahmad Jannah, Sec’y Guardian Council, Iranian TV 2004 (translation from MEMRI)

Parallel — once again, the need for an uncompromising war against the Jew

…therein lies the issue the threat of militant Islam: The anointed right to carry out executions of anybody who is considered a threat of Islam itself. — Steve Emerson, The Investigative Project

Parallel — Execution rights Nazi’s held over Jews with absolute impunity

The word jihad in the Muslim vocabulary in the Muslim consciousness, is a very powerful word. — Khaleel Mohammed Ph.D., Asst Prof Dept Religious Studies, San Diego State University

Come and join us, join this blessed jihad. Come for the sake of Allah. Join us in this blessed jihad, with Mullah Omar and Sheikh Osama bin Laden. — al-Qaeda operative 2005 (translation from MEMRI)

Defines “jihad”, and expresses the universal duty of jihad upon all Muslims everywhere

First of all the word “jihad”, in literal Arabic, basically means “a struggle”, coming from the world “jahadah”, to struggle. — Khaleel Mohammed Ph.D., Asst Prof Dept Religious Studies, San Diego State University

Jihad in the traditional sense means “self-struggle”. Look within yourself to try and make yourself a better person. — John Loftus, Former US Justice Department Prosecutor

People think about it. Yes, ‘jihad’ does mean ‘self-struggle’, ‘struggle within’. But so does ‘Mein Kampf’! Mein Kampf means ‘my struggle’. But what struggle? Nazism had a struggle with what? What did the Jews do to ‘Tango’ in Nazi Germany? Jihad is being used in the Middle East as ‘struggle with the Jewish people’, ‘struggle with the West.’ — Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist

The Americans and their President and the British and those that follow them and the Zionists, the spoiled offspring of the entity (chanting) if A–ah permits us, oh nation of Mohammad, even the stone will say ‘Oh Muslim, a Jew is hiding behind me. Come and cut off his head. And we shall cut off his head! By Allah, we shall cut it off! Oh Jews! (more chanting as he pulls out his sword and waves it in the air and the crowd chants in response, angry fists upraised.)Sheikh Dr. Bakr al-Samarai, Iraqi TV, February 2003 (translation by MEMRI)

Parallel — Hitler’s insane rants; the impunity with which he feels he can simply execute any Jew who crosses his path

A British teenager tore out an elderly woman’s heart after stabbing her and drank her blood. These are people [in the West] who are enthusiastic about drinking elderly people’s blood. — Sheikh Muhammad al-Munajid, Iqra TV (Saudi Arabia) August 2004 (translation by MEMRI)

Parallel — blood libels

The  Americans are beasts in human form! — Mamoun al-Tamimi, political commentator, Al-Majd TV, UAE, May 2004 (translated by MEMRI)

Parallel – The Nazi’s were brainwashed into believing the Jews were vermin in human form

In the Arab media, there is a process of demonizing Jews and the West. — Khaled Abu Toameh, Palestinian Journalist

Parallel – Nazi demonization of the Jews

There is widespread use of this theme of portraying Israel and the United States as Satan, and this is an integral part of Arab/Islamist propaganda. — Itamar Marcus

Parallel – more demonization of the Jews by the Nazis and the Nazi propaganda machine

Satan, Satan, conceited Satan. He occupies countries with the weapon of tyranny. This is Satan (showing G.W. Bush) the source of tyranny. This is Satan, the source of tyranny. — Iranian music video 2004 (translation MEMRI)

Parallel — Nazi  propaganda demonizing Jews and Jewish leaders of all sorts

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THIS DAY March 23

Posted by Shiva on March 22, 2009

Today

March 23, 2009:Nottingham, Britain. The postmaster who refused to serve customers who could not speak English has been transferred to another branch following complaints from local Muslims
Sri Lankan-born Deva Kumarasiri introduced a ban on non-English speakers last week after claiming they frustrated other customers and made his job more difficult.
Mr Kumarasiri, who moved to Britain 18 years ago, said he believed that new immigrants should learn the language and take pride in their new culture.
But he turned up to work yesterday to find his managers at the agency which runs the Sneinton Boulevard post office in Carlton, Nottingham, for the Post Office had decided to transfer him to another branch. Last night, Mr Kumarasiri claimed that Riswan Raja, the 27-year-old owner of the shop in which the post office is situated, threatened to make his life a ‘living hell’.
He said: ‘Mr Raja is a Muslim and he is very, very angry. He told me he wouldn’t let me walk through his shop to access the post office and he and other local Muslims have started a petition to get rid of me.
‘Because of that, I decided I could no longer work in this area. I told my bosses and they have transferred me to another post office.’
With tensions running high, his bosses have banned the father of two from revealing his new location for fear of reprisals.
But last night Mr Kumarasiri pledged to stick with his controversial ban on non-English speakers at the new branch. He said: ‘I will continue with my policy and try to do what is best for the people of Nottingham.
‘I’m not backing down. It’s only a few people who have forced me out. It’s the owner of the shop and some of the Muslim community. It’s not the people out there – they support me. Mr Raja didn’t like my policy and said I lost him a lot of trade, but I only banned five people.
‘If I could I would be out campaigning about this every day, but I have a mortgage to pay so I have to work.
‘I didn’t impose a complete ban. I told people to learn some English or come back with an interpreter. They come back with the right attitude now. It is just common sense. ‘If these people are coming into our country they should practise our language and culture. As far as I am concerned, if you can’t be British you should go home.
‘This is our country – let’s work together to save it because the Government doesn’t have the backbone to solve the problem.’
Mr Raja said: ‘I never threatened him or said I would make his life a living hell. I just called the agency and told them I don’t want him working there. I was hugely upset about it. He upset a lot of customers – even English people are upset.
‘Anyway, post offices are known for being bilingual in order to help people out who can’t speak English.’
Because of his controversial stance, Mr Kumarasiri has also been ejected from the Liberal Democrats, which he represented as a local councillor.
The party’s HQ in London used the fact that he was 18 months behind on his party membership subscription to eject him without fuss or appeal. The local Liberal Democrat leader, Tony Gillam, said: ‘The party investigated the situation because of the comments and publicity around what he is reported to have said, and the party did not agree with what he said. The views expressed go well beyond what we can accommodate.’
Mr Kumarasiri, who has been inundated with cards and messages of support from across the UK, said: ‘I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. But this proves that there are elements out there who have no intention of ever being integrated.’

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Email: deva.kumarasiri@virgin.net

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Before You Boycott Israel

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 22, 2009

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