A few days after Pope Francis recognized the "State of Palestine," he honored the "Chairman of the Palestinian Authority" Mahmoud Abbas, in a ceremony at the Vatican, and called him "the Angel of Peace," thus adding insult to injury. He also insulted History twice:
First, because First there is no "State of Palestine" to recognize, and may never will be ,due to the perennial refusal of the Palestinian leaders to accept a Jewish state in their midst and to agree to the necessary compromises. The fallacy that Israel is solely responsible for achieving peace in the Mid-East has been debunked by the successive peace offers made by the Israeli Prime Ministers Rabin, Barak , and Olmert, each one "improving" on his predecessor by taking more risks, and all strongly endorsed by an American president. It took the Vatican more than forty years to recognize the State of Israel after its birth in 1948. So what's the rush to recognize a non-existent state of "Palestine"and add more confusion to the mix?
Second, Abbas is certainly not a man of peace, let alone an "angel of peace," with its strange theological connotations.Maybe the Pope doesn't know, but he is surrounded by a host of experts and advisers who should know, or can research, the biography of a man the Pope intended to praise and glorify. I am sure the Pontiff does not want to disregard the injunction of the greatest of the biblical prophets, Isaiah, who denounced those " who call evil good and call good evil..." A little effort at learning the truth would have uncovered many non-angelic and non-peace-generating actions .
Suffice it to cite here two of them: Abbas wrote an academic thesis, a Ph.D. no less, in Soviet Moscow Lumumba University, denying the Holocaust ,accusing the "Zionists" of collaborating with the Nazis, and at the same time "deciding" that the number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust was "only" 300,000 ,not six millions. He also planned and funded the Munich massacre of 1972 and the murder of eleven Israeli athletes. Abbas earned the moniker of "moderate" only in comparison with Hamas, the more radical terrorist organization that has defeated him electorally and militarily, chased him away from Gaza, and is now a partner in his "government," leaving him with practically no power , except in the imagination of the Western leaders and now...of the Pope.
No, it is long past April first and while this is a joke, it seems that the current administration has once again provided evidence that they are at best delusional. On May twenty seventh it was announced that Marie Harf will, as of June first, be the senior advisor for strategic communications to (American gigolo) Secretary of State John Kerry. There, she will “continue her work leading on the Iran negotiations communications strategy.”
Maybe the idea is to so flummox the Iranians at the next round of negotiations that they will be rendered speechless. The sheer stupidity of this woman, the fact that she is a laughing stock throughout America, and that she is referred to as a Barbie doll or a bimbo should be enough to assign her to a low profile role. Well, her appointment might get the mullahs laughing at the un-seriousness of it, but my bet is that they are will be stunned speechless.
Seriously. Marie Harf. Although not technically a Valley Girl she sure fits the stereotype. This is a woman who actually said in February of this year regarding the State Department’s strategy toward the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (aka Islamic State, or IS), "We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs—". Seriously, she said that. So Marie, what is it about killing the enemy that prevents one from winning a war? Those fighting in the service of ISIS (or IS if you prefer), seem to think they have jobs – in fact they do. They are not interested in money or career opportunities. They only want opportunities to pillage, rape, murder, and so forth. That is their job from their perspective.
Well, we all knew that Marxism was all the fashion with this lot – now we not only have Karl Marxism we have the Marx Brothers kind of Marxism at the State Department. The latter form of Marxism is embodied by the clueless Marie Harf. ARRGH! (or Harf if you prefer).
I am reminded of actress Lilly Tomlin’s remark that “no matter how cynical you get around here, it is never enough.” We thought it was bad before, now there is only one question regarding her on the minds of those with more than two brain cells between their ears.
The Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said that she would not use her platform of fame or share her strong leftist opinions inappropriately; therefore, she granted an interview to Steven Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter. Thus begins a peek into a leftist’s psychology. (No sunspecs required.)
Portman identified herself as being “quite leftist,” meaning that she is yet another person of Jewish heritage who has withdrawn from her birthright, and follows a distinct set of assumptions held by others – also described as “groupthink.” When asked if she feels uncomfortable about her Jewishness while in France, she offered a brief “Yes,” before deflecting to comment about “the danger of being a Muslim in many places.” The identity of whom the Muslims fear was conveniently not broached - it is their own rage and violence, products of their perception of Muslim supremacism.
France is considered the most dangerous country for Jews today and the Muslims the “main instigators of global anti-Semitism.” France’s Jews, 0.75 percent of the population, live in constant peril. Anti-Semitism hasincreased by 400 percent since the summer of 2014; 40 percent of violent crimes are committed by Muslims against Jews. Although French officials have deployed about 20,000 soldiers to guard the Jewish businesses and schools, crimes persist, such as:
the boy who, returning home for Sabbath dinner, was accosted and pummeled by four men with iron pipes – his eye socket damaged, shoes stolen, cell phone intentionally trampled so he could not call for help.
the 17 year-old girl who was pepper-sprayed and told, “Dirty Jewess, inshallah (Allah willing) you will die”;
the Jewish mother who, while seated on a park bench, was attacked and beaten by three men;
the young couple who was robbed in their apartment, the woman raped, her boyfriend restrained;
the firebombs thrown at a Jewish community center in Toulouse, another at a synagogue;
the three solders standing guard outside Nice’s Jewish center who were attacked and injured by a man wielding a knife;
the anti-Semitic riots in Sarcelles (Paris suburb, “Little Jerusalem”), with slogans of death and slaughter.
These and others were carried out against Jews by Muslims, but Portman’s leftism precludes her identifying the criminals and their behavior.
As noted in The Religion of Peace online, close to 26,000 terrorist attacks were committed in the name of Islam since 9/11, and a recent article by Giulio Meotti cites 100,000 Christians per year. All other religions combined do not equal the terrorwrought by Islam and no other religion requires the suffix “phobia” to bully others into silence lest they be accused of harboring “irrational fear” when the fear is perfectly rational.
No other religion demands respect while committing the most abhorrent crimes – and this is because Islam is a political, militaristic ideology couched in religion. Their mandate is to conquer and govern all others: immigrate (to a non-Muslim country), populate (increase and demand accommodation), and eliminate (city becomes Muslim), according to the Muslim Brotherhood’s 100-year plan of 1982. About 62 percent of the Quran curses unbelievers or calls for violence, yet, when once sharia is established as law, their own are also controlled harshly. In fact, Iran has been systematically purging (genocide) its own Arab population.
Surely, Portman should have noticed the preponderance of armed French soldiers on Paris streets, where once there were accordionists, flower sellers and romance. France’s oldest and second-largest city, Marseille, founded in 600 BC by Greek sailors, was once considered the European Capital of Culture, but is now ranked as Europe’s most dangerous city, having a 30 to 40 percent Muslim population. Portman and the Left will deny the cause of the violence and the climate of fear that turned the once-charming, coastal city into ano-go zone, where French law is irrelevant. In fact, the Left denies the existence of no-go zones.
Since the Left adheres to a mantra of multiculturalism and equality of people and religions, Portman calls “endangered Muslims” those who amass weapons, invade, and destroy. While one faction continues to attack Israelis and Jews at every opportunity, another faction is slaughtering Christians, beheading, burning, kidnapping, raping, and selling women and children into slavery. Islam is the only group that continues the slave trade. While Hitler and Nazism were responsible for about 60 million deaths, and Stalin and Communism about 80 million, Islam’s legacy over 1400 years approaches 400 million. The Left and mainstream media remain silent, and Portman proves that she is indeed on the Left by denying Islam’s gory history.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call all Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule, some quite graphic. Aloof from historical context, they proudly regard themselves as part of the eternal and unchanging word of Allah.
Portman has generously, but presumptuously, forgiven Dior fashion designer John Galliano for his several public anti-Semitic rants, yet denounces Prime Minister Netanyahu as racist for noting the growing Arab vote – that could credibly destroy the Jewish people’s only homeland. Blindly loyal to her destructive liberal doctrine, she prefers Palestinians have a home that was never theirs at the peril of Jews in the home that had been theirs for centuries. The Left prefers that Israel again cede land to those who already have a land mass one thousand times Israel’s size, and may be mobilized to slaughter Jews at the mere sound of a bugle. The Left is silent when Israelis are attacked from air, earth, and beneath the earth, but speak out for the rights of those who have Natalie Portman in their sight.
The pretty and talented Natalie Portman knows little about her own heritage and displays a shocking amount of ignorance of the facts, and her arrogance for defending the leftist fiction is indefensible. The irony is that her personal life is unacceptable to those she defends. Under Palestinian rule, Sharia, she would be stoned or beheaded for being of Jewish descent, a woman, outspoken, supporting same-sex marriage, believing in educating females, wearing “immodest” clothing, and having a child out of wedlock. She and her family are at risk now in France, in Israel, and in the United States, and the source is Islam. Sadly, our Leftist academia are no longer teaching their students to think and reason, and Natalie Portman is of that generation. If we add together the Islamists in our midst, the remorseless willfully blind, and the ignorant by indoctrination, I fear for what’s left.
This admission should come as no surprise to anyone even tangentially familiar with the voluminous amount of essays and articles that Dr. Chesler has written on the subject over the last 13 years, donning an impressive variety of hats. As an astute political analyst, researcher and investigative journalist, she has honed these skills in her quest to offer her reader a meticulous examination of a panoply of hot button geo-political issues pertaining to Israel and the Jewish people.
In this anthology-style compendium that contains the corpus of her work in non-redacted form, Chesler prodigiously confronts the seemingly eternal scourge of global anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism, the pernicious nature of radical Islam, the proliferation of visceral Jew hatred and incessant Israel bashing on university campuses, the exposure of the most egregious forms of propaganda in films and books, the truth about the nefarious agenda of multicultural relativism and critiques the role of the left-liberal media in creating the "perfect storm."
Chesler throws down the gauntlet and debunks the "Big Lies" in a brutally honest manner. Crafting cogent arguments with the trademark depth and aplomb that has come to define her writing since 1972, she takes no hostages.
As she takes us on a sojourn that unravels the "slow motion holocaust" that is being perpetrated against the Jew but nary acknowledged or even discussed in "polite circles," Chesler explains that this cognitive war against the Jewish nation is predicated on a corruption of the truth. Fueled by unsavory alliances between the denizens of the leftist/progressive camp and radical Jihadists of all stripes, anti-Zionism (which is tantamount to anti-Semitism, says Chesler) is no longer considered an odious worldview but one that smacks of a perverse sense of moral rectitude; straight out of an Orwellian-style groupthink salon..
The mission statement of the Central Reform Congregation avows community, diversity, and commitment for a vibrant, Jewish presence in their city, St. Louis, Missouri, but specific Jewish issues and Israel are not addressed. There is concern for a broad swath of social issues, although none to address Jewish survival and the ongoing, increasing threat of anti-Semitism by Islam and the socialist/communist Left. Rather, the congregants reach out to Muslims whose dedication to jihad (religious holy war) threatens Jewish and Christian existence; the Koran dictates jihad for every Muslim and death for every infidel.
Jihad seeks to enforce Sharia worldwide, which includes curtailing our speech (for starters), revising our educational system (strongly underway with history textbooks that whitewash Islam and relegate America, Judaism and Christianity to a few insignificant pages); killing the infidels and harshly treating their own, and much more. Why does the rabbi deem these crucial issues so unimportant to the people she purports to represent, and why is there no platform to protect minorities and women from this xenophobic ideology? The Jews, with their 100% literacy rate and 78% idiocy rate at the ballot box, advocate for their own destruction when they ignore Islamic totalitarianism and its ambition to establish a global caliphate. Jews are kept so severely uninformed, that they facilitate our transition to a totalitarian regime.
So many Americans are completely heads-in-the-sand unacquainted with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB):
its influence in our government – supporting Islamic groups worldwide, including foreign mosque construction;
its connection with our overwhelming illegal-immigrant resettlement programs;
its support of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) campus rallies (some violent) that harass Jewish students and preach boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East;
the “humanitarian aid” sent to UNRWA, which is diverted to constructing terror tunnels, supplying weaponry to Gaza terrorists, building homes for suicide bombers’ families;
the propaganda machine that teaches hate and beheading in Islamic schools, and creates propagandist films of massacres that never happened (as in Gaza and Jenin);
financing CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations) outreach, deceptive public relations, and providing revised book donations to libraries and schools;
the MB cruelty against even their own coreligionists that Egypt has come to recognize and oust, that Norway is expelling, and that Angola has banned;
and its seduction of those who have turned from and against their Jewish backgrounds – the Stockholm Syndrome, when victimized Jews turn to caring about others’ rights more than their own, some deliberately supporting their enemy.
Instead of hearing a broad range of respectable speakers, the congregation attendees hear from the highly disreputable J Street, Jewish Voice for Peace, Rabbis for Human Rights, and others supported by George Soros, who, greatly influenced by Nazism, Marxism and globalism, has been perverted to despise his heritage.
Hillary Clinton: We knew her as a grim, charmless harridan; a pear-shaped harpy. Now, after reading Peter Schweizer's new book, Clinton Cash (HarperCollins, New York, May 2015), we see the ultimate Hillary, one of the world's truly scary women. Think Lady Macbeth, Messalina, Evita. Add Bill to the sordid picture and you have Bonnie and Clyde-- elected to high office, and lionized all over the world.
We know about Hillary's thousands of missing e-mails and unaccountable donors. What may be less known is how the Clinton double-scam works. Take, first of all, the so-called Clinton Foundation, whose stated purpose is "to strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence," whatever that means. Founded in 2001, when Bill had just left office, it boasts a staff of 350, mostly Clinton cronies and insiders.
Once liberated from the White House, Bill hit the lecture circuit, collecting $105.5 million dollars through 2012 and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for the Clinton Foundation. Significantly, his biggest payments came not from sources in the United States but from foreign investors, businesses and governments…hungry for access to the corridors of American power.
Meanwhile, Hillary, as a U.S. Senator, was "gaining influence and power." During her tenure, "two-thirds of Bill's enormous speaking fees [came] from foreign sources." After she became Secretary of State, Bill's income from speaking fees "ballooned." Tens of millions of dollars "flowed to the Clinton Foundation from the foreign governments of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as from dozens of foreign financiers."
WAR came to Texas in a big way the other day. Garland, Texas, specifically the Curtis Culwell Center (a school district-owned building), was the scene of an unprovoked attack when two armed jihadists stormed the building and shot an unarmed school guard at a free speech event. The two armed jihadists were “taken out” by a couple of Texas police who were armed with handguns (seriously, against bigger weapons). While the facility was under lock down, Tea Party leader and former congressional candidate Katrina Pierson led the attendees who in lockdown in the singing of the God Bless America followed by prayers. The only person injured was the one guard.
A little background is in order perhaps at this point, going back only to January of this year:
• January 7, 2015. The headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a secular, atheistic, far-left, anti-racist political cartoon magazine located in Paris was attacked by two jihadists shouting Allahu akhbar. Charlie Hebdo is an equal opportunity offender (i.e. it insults everyone). The result of this attack was twelve killed and eleven wounded. Of course only the jihadists were armed.
• Two days later in Paris, a Hyper Cacher (Super Kosher) store was attacked by other Islamic jihadist who killing four people. Again only the jihadists were armed.
• January 17, 2015 A conference “Stand with the Prophet in Honor and Respect” was held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. The keynote speaker at the event, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bomb, Imam Siraj Wahhaj was the keynote speaker. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), lead by Pamela Geller the founder, organized a protest of this event, drawng at least 1,000 picketers. No one was shot at, but then again the protestors were on the right.
Jay Michaelson, contributing editor to the Forward, holds a position of unearned, unwarranted, and undeserved influence. Although he writes for a Jewish newspaper, he fails to inform his readers that Islam is the enemy of Israel, the Jewish people and, in fact, all of America, and makes judgments that work against their survival. He would benefit by first reviewing facts: By unanimous vote in 1922, the League of Nations set a precedent at the San Remo Conference that cannot be overturned or ignored. After World War I and the division of the Ottoman Empire, the League legally gave Israel and surrounding Palestinian territory to the then-14 million Jews living there and in the Diaspora. Palestine was declared the Jewish “reconstituted homeland” on April 24, 1920. The Jews were always referred to as Palestinians during the British Mandate, before which there were never Palestinians or a Palestinian country.
International law was confirmed by the British Mandate, the San Remo Peace Conference and the League of Nations. Two years later, in 1922, the League of Nations of 51 countries unanimously ratified the British Mandate. This official documentation stands recognized as legitimate international law today and has never been superseded or replaced and is still binding.
Michaelson is advocating for Israel’s destruction, based on the Islamic Genocide Plan. With only a few key strokes on the keyboard, one can easily bring up a plethora of facts to verify the Islamic plans to annihilate Israel and the West. A brief selection of quotes from the HAMAS Charter (1988) and infamous Islamists follow:
For the record, I am absolutely astounded by the number of people appearing on television and in the media that claim the use of the word “thug” to describe the rioting criminals in Baltimore remains somehow racist in nature. According to the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “thug” rests defined as “a violent criminal”. For my trusted, new revised edition of 1966’s The Grosset Webster Dictionary, the word is defined as “A hired killer; a gangster; a tough”. And for the uninitiated, the term descends from the Thuggees – the notorious Indian band of mass murderers that killed over two million innocent souls. It is, by all accounts, an infamous term.
That said, I do not believe that we should be charged with racism for simply employing the term within the modern vernacular. India’s banning of the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, for instance, did not dismiss the group’s reality. Nor would the rational mind consider that “Thug” remains exclusive to one particular race. After all, people – including your humble writer here – have used the term “assassin” to discuss professional killers without exclusivity towards the Middle East, from whence history’s Assassins hailed.
Most people alive today – including a great many liberal academics – would assume the colloquial use of the term “thug” to be intended as an individual engaged within violent criminality. Contrast this with the vastly more offensive term “nigger”, which descends from the Latin word for black (which explains why the black Labrador retriever within the 1955 World War II film, The Dam Busters (starring Michael Redgrave), was named Nigger). To call anyone nigger today means that you are labeling him or her as “black”. There is no way to avoid this issue even if the term had not denoted a derogatory word today. Anyone employing the term is singling out people based upon the color of their skin. For the same reason, one may refer to me as a “Polak” but the term would not affect one of Italian or Japanese ancestry. Therefore, derogatory slur or not, the use of Polak singles out people of Polish heritage exclusive of all other individuals. One cannot effectively “act like a Polak” anymore than one can truly “act like a nigger”. To do so simply illuminates the ignorance – and bigotry – of the slanderer.
“Who [indeed] is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:5 New American Bible
I have long been of the opinion that there are really only two types of people within the world: those that think that they know everything and those that could care less about knowing anything. Of course, we all understand that most of us fall into a third, more prominent category. That of people who desire to learn as much about the world surrounding us as possible and we carry this belief unto our death. That is, for instance, the vast majority of Christians living within the world know that we are not guaranteed eternal life; that we must work hard to keep God’s commandments intact every day of our earthly lives. Being a “child of God” through Christ, Our Lord, equates to a massive construction project. Only the ignorant complain about the noise, the litter, and the ugly mess sprouting up from the earth. The impatient cannot comprehend the artistic beauty that will arise from when the ‘process’ is complete, and such represents humanity as a whole.
The tragic events in Baltimore, Maryland during this past week illuminate the best and worst of humanity’s construction phase. On the darker, more sinister side, we witnessed teenagers throwing cinder blocks against firefighters trying to save the desperate community. Such actions were taken under the argument that the police were racists, not quite understanding that no fire department has ever been accused of taking lives. On the brighter, more uplifting side, we have seen the video of a young mother manhandling her sixteen-year-old son off the streets of anarchy to fetch him safely home. In an age when simple spanking is considered child abuse, it was definitely refreshing to see a parent figuratively “crack the skull” of a criminally intent child. Despite the massive hardships within her own life, she knew the difference between right and wrong.
This week, as if on cue, a trial is underway in Colorado where the defense team for a mass murderer is trying to lay the claim of insanity upon a rational jury, insinuating that their charge knew not the difference between right and wrong when he deliberately killed twelve and nearly killed another seventy. Those who cannot adequately determine right from wrong cannot planwith any degree of sincerity. They cannot stockpile, for doing so requires rational thought. They cannot subdue their intended targets (using smoke grenades and, possibly, CS gas), for to do so requires reflection upon others’ response. And, most of all, they cannot bypass targets potentially defended by armed citizens, for to do so requires asymmetric consideration. Organization remains the nail that seals the coffin of incapability.
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