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The media madhouse insists that a half-black man who went from the Illinois State Senate to the White House in 5 years is proof that we are a racist country and that Southern Europeans whose ancestors moved to this continent are an oppressed racial minority. Arguing with this insanity is a sure way to get called a racist. Ignoring this insanity means being charged with privilege. Privilege being the ungodly power to ignore someone else’s assertion that privilege through victimization should begin and end every single discussion on every topic, up to and including the moon landing.
The Democratic Party and its media affiliates have become a party of trolls who only know how to hijack every discussion with an obsessive insistence that every issue can be boiled down to race and that the difference between the two parties is that one of them is racist and the other has good taste in fonts.
It’s hard to know what the Democratic Party stands for anymore. All we know is that it is against racism. Never before has an entire election been run around a single negative issue that has absolutely nothing to do with the actual challenges facing the country. Instead we have the national spectacle of members of minority groups being pitted against each other by two parties to prove which of them is less racist.
There is no precedent for a country facing two major crises, an economic depression and a war at the same time, holding an election that is somehow about race. If we’re going to make the 2012 election about race, then we might as well also make it about childhood obesity, green energy and all the other idiocies of a failed administration that can’t tie its shoes without a bailout.
For the last three years, the left has responded to every criticism of their candidate, their party and their incompetence by bleating about racism, as if having a black candidate and a large share of the black vote makes them honorary minorities. And as if their bleating had anything to do with real issues like the unsustainable national debt and an economy that still can’t get back on its feet.
The left imagines that it is somehow better than the lunatics of the Westboro Baptist Church who randomly show up at funerals screaming about homosexuality. It’s not. Not when its members show up randomly brandishing nooses or dressing up as body parts and screaming about racism or sexism. There’s no hint of responsible leadership in tactics like that. It’s the behavior of a debating club loser who has memorized only one winning point and will shout it no matter what the issue is.
Everyone wants to prove that their ideology, whether it’s showing up in the country with 50 cents and becoming successful by building a business or showing up in the country with 50 cents and becoming successful by getting a Ford Foundation grant to community organize the hell out of a local group, is universal and can apply to everyone regardless of skin color, gender, religion or fashion sense. And once we’ve done that, it still falls to us to deal with problems that depend on math, not race.
The real issue at stake here is whether the working class will end up being squeezed out by the government class. It’s an issue that affects the rich, poor and middle class alike, and the Republicans are coming dangerously close to articulating it in between applause breaks. The Democrats would like to avoid this line of conservation as much as possible, because once the debate is fully underway, Americans will start assessing their individual economic stakes in the fight, instead of assuming that their economic interest is joined at the hip to their racial identity, gender or choice of bed partners.
Race is a distraction, but it’s more than that. A false argument is like a mask. You can put it on, but after a while you can’t take it off. The more time that the left spends immersed in the grammar of racial grievance, the less able it is to speak any other language. The Democrats aren’t just cynical, they are also becoming illiterate and unable to articulate ideas that don’t revolve around a great split between races, genders or two groups, one oppressed and one oppressing.
The Democratic Party’s poverty of ideas is self-inflicted. Snide progressives may sneer at Rand, but what exactly are they packing besides TED talks and trendy books that exist to make their owners feel smart for not reading them? Democrats rarely talk about guiding philosophies now because they don’t exist. They have no grand plan to make the country better. Even Alinsky is nothing but a blueprint for consolidating power in a spurt of postmodern multicultural Machiavellianism.
Progressives can rage and sneer, roar grievances and pose as the oppressed, but what do they actually believe in except the evil of their opposite numbers on the right? The Republican Party is no towering wall of ideas, but the Democratic Party has forgotten everything but bigotry. If it has to speak without relying on its racism props, then it mumbles something about marching together to the future, throws in something about families, children, technology, clean energy, environmental challenges and soaks up the applause of its captive audience.
Ask Obama why he should be reelected and he tells you that it’s to “finish what we started.” Not “he”. For once the great ego who uses “I” like the letter is about to be removed from the alphabet resorts to “we”, because he is already passing the blame to someone else. What is it that we started? No one knows. There’s something about health care reform, the auto industry and killing Bin Laden. Not to mention holding Wall Street accountable in between Wall Street fundraisers and of course, protecting our values, whatever those are.
With the passing of time it becomes difficult to figure out what, if anything, the latest Democrat actually stands for. From JFK onward, there was no longer a legacy, just a strange disastrous mix of incompatible policies and spiraling destruction. The incoherence has only grown worse with time. Bill Clinton was the deregulating draft dodging radical who would occasionally bomb things when the mood suited him. John Kerry was the anti-military military man volunteering for duty to keep our country safe from military solutions. Obama is here to lead us into some vague future with lower tides, drones strikes and racism for everyone.
Obama is running on a program of bank bailouts and bank accountability, an end to wars while winning all the wars, including those he started, and including those he lost. He’s running to cut our dependency on foreign oil by killing domestic drilling and make us all better people by confusing the hell out of us. This rigamarole wouldn’t have gotten past Stage One in the Democratic Party two generations ago. It’s barely passing muster now, only because no one is paying attention, and to make sure no one pays attention, the usual suspects troll everyone by dealing out some race cards.
There is no area of his governance that could survive a detailed 5-minute discussion with anyone who isn’t a halfwit. All that’s left is trolling the Republicans to cover up the basic weaknesses in an agenda so incoherent that even few of his own supporters would sign on to it. And this isn’t new, it’s just more shameless than ever.
Progressives have become intellectual illiterates, they have memorized reams of political diagrams and are experts on the sufferings of obscure people in obscure places. They pride themselves on thinking that they know all the secret sufferings of the waitress who brings them their check, but this tawdry New Age empathy does not translate into an ability to help her or to help anyone else. They are forever priding themselves on their willingness to help people and using that pride to justify their own wealth and power. They are always on the verge of helping someone, but they never get done helping anyone except themselves.
Race atones for this sin and for all sins. It answers all objections, it fills in the giant gaps in their knowledge and competence. It is a disguise that they once put on, but can no longer take off. It has become their reason for being. It is the one subject that is so simple and elemental that they can thoroughly control it. Poverty is complicated. So are jobs and wars. Race however is simple. There are bad people and there are good people. The oppressed and the oppressors. And that paradigm, that one talking point that they store up and unleash at every occasion is the sum total of their contribution to every debate under the sun.
Their race card is as big as America now. It is America. There is no longer an America for them, just a collection of race cards that they shuffle and deal and shuffle again, playing solitaire with themselves until the economy goes down. In their America it is always 1963 in Birmingham. It will always be Birmingham, 1963, even for those who have never been to Birmingham and who did not even exist on this planet in 1963.
Birmingham, 1963, is a myth to them. A story that they want to be part of. It is their version of the Warrior’s Tale. The one that isn’t true, but that inspires the younger members of the tribe to be like the mythical warrior. It is the story that they tell us incessantly because they don’t really know who they are or we are anymore. All they know is that the story makes them better than us. They don’t know where they are going or where they have been, only that they are marching forward to some bright future. And that the very act of marching forward means that they are progressive and makes them into the children of the future.
And the economy? Who cares about that.
From Sultan Knish: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/
And the UN sinks even lower.
Via Judicial Watch:
Funded primarily with U.S. tax dollars, the famously corrupt United Nations has hit a new low, awarding a genocidal warlord indicted by an international court for crimes against humanity a seat on its laughable human rights council.
The worst part is that this madness is funded by Americans to the tune of 7-plus billion dollars a year. The American cash keeps pouring in even though the U.N. is pillar of corruption, fraud and mismanagement. Its so-called human rights council is a huge joke with members that are famous for oppressing their citizens and, in many cases, committing atrocious human rights violations. Cuba, Iran and Venezuela are among the offenders.
Now the U.N. is allowing Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir, the last person on earth you would go to for anything related to human rights, have a seat on its human rights council. Here is a little background on the ruthless African dictator; He has been charged by the International Criminal Court of war crimes in Darfur and is responsible for killing thousands of his own citizens.
A renowned international human rights organization reminds that the Sudanese government has violently dispersed youth-led protests and that security forces have arrested and detained scores of perceived opponents. The Al-Bashir regime mistreats and tortures detainees and censors the media, the group, Human Rights Watch, writes in its assessment of the north African country. Additionally, Sudan’s indiscriminate bombing in civilian-populated areas has displaced hundreds of thousands of people.
From Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/
OBAMA SENDS US DIPLOMAT WITH BAN KI MOON TO MEET WITH IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI AND AHMADINEJAD’S SENIOR VP, RAHIMI
Obama keeps heaping one failure after another on top of his epic anti-freedom foreign policy disaster. The idea that the US would reward the murdering mullahcracy by sending an envoy to a meeting of the axis of evil powers (the non-aligned movement) is further proof that Obama is a traitor and a danger to free men the world over. The Islamic Republic of Iran kills their own citizens and threatens annihilation of a sovereign state. Obama’s envoy tacitly sanctions this with his presence.
President Obama asked Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon not to go to Iran during an election cycle that spotlights Obama’s alleged ability to isolate the regime, but Ban Ki-Moon turned him down and went anyway. Obama is a sad joke with little to no respect on the world stage, making it open season for killers, dictators and jihadists.
“Ban Ki-moon’s Tehran trip legitimizes this rogue regime.”
And worse still, now President Obama has as well. Monstrous.
This is a huge news story — the biggest, and you will hear little of it from an enemedia at war with the American people.
American Diplomat, Jeffrey Feltman seen here, today, in Tehran, at a meeting with the Iranian Supreme Leader and Ahmadinejad’s senior VP, Mohammad Reza Rahimi. Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi (via GWP)
Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Resumes Work - Jay Solomon
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian scientist considered Tehran’s atomic-weapons guru until he was sidelined several years ago, is back at work, according to UN investigators. A senior officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, he oversaw Iran’s research into the construction and detonation of a nuclear warhead, Western officials say.
Obama’s failed Iran policy on full display as UN Secretary General visits Tehran FOX News
The visit of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Iran this week, as the country chairs a meeting of the so-called 120 member Non-Aligned Movement, says as much about the failure of President Obama’s Iran policy as it does about the UN’s abject lack of a moral compass.
The Obama administration was instrumental in supporting Ban Ki-moon’s bid for a second term, fought back congressional attempts to subject American UN funding to greater controls, and has run its foreign policy through UN institutions from the outset. But when President Obama asked the SG not to go to Iran during an election cycle that spotlights Obama’s alleged ability to isolate the regime, he turned him down flat.
The line of world leaders who don’t take this American president seriously just got longer.
The UN has a hard time confronting Iran for many reasons. For starters, Iran is a UN authority figure. Currently, Iran is a Vice-President of the UN General Assembly. Though it stones women to death for alleged adultery, and recently banned them from 80 fields of university study, Iran is a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. A master at arbitrary and unlawful killings, as well as torture, Iran is on the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Infamous for an absence of freedom of speech and of the press, Iran is the Rapporteur of the UN Committee on Information.
The line of world leaders who don’t take this American president seriously just got longer.
Iran is also the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. But the UN still has no definition of terrorism because all if its Islamic members have signed on to the Islamic Terrorism Convention which says blowing up selected women and children doesn’t count.
Evidently, therefore, Ban Ki-moon felt the UN and Iran still have lots in common.
Also not holding the Secretary-General back was Iran’s systematic refusal to admit other UN officials, namely those specifically charged with investigating its human rights abuses. As recently as July, Iran refused to cooperate with the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran or allow him into the country. Also being refused entry after numerous requests are the UN Special Rapporteurs on torture, the independence of judges and lawyers, freedom of opinion and expression, summary or arbitrary executions, involuntary disappearances, freedom of religion or belief, and minorities. Obviously, the Secretary-General’s outing will permit Iran to tout his anodyne presence as an acceptable substitute.
Back in 2007 then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour made a similar mistake of attending a Tehran event of the Non-Aligned Movement. Following Arbour’s appearance, Iranian officials crowed that the UN had “taken part in the conference at the highest level” – and executed 21 people the day after she left.
Today, Iran’s genocidal sights are in plain view – with yet another call by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to “finish off” “the Zionist cancerous tumor” less than two weeks ago. Even the UN’s own slothful International Atomic Energy Agency threw up its hands on August 24 during its efforts to investigate Iran’s nuclear program and its military dimensions, and announced “important differences remain between Iran and the Agency…we have no plans for a follow-up meeting.” But why would Iran bother with the IAEA when the Secretary-General is coming to town?
President Obama has spent his first term in office watching the world’s most dangerous state make a dash for the world’s most dangerous weapon, and waiting for the UN Security Council, General Assembly, and Human Rights Council to get serious about the isolation and sanction of Iran. Ban Ki-moon’s Tehran sojourn legitimizes this rogue regime. President Obama’s foreign policy legitimizes the UN. It’s a toxic mix.
“… THE MOST SCORCHING PARTS OF HELL FOR THOSE WHO TRIED TO REMAIN NEUTRAL WHEN FACED WITH A MORAL DILEMMA”
Paul Schnee, President of the ZOA, Western Division, sent this letter to the Mayor of San Francisco, the board of the SFMTA and the San Francisco Chronicle. It also went to the L.A. Times, the L.A. Jewish Journal and the Santa Monica Daily Press — media outlets that slammed our pro-Israel ads. My tiny ad campaign was a media feeding swarm. Needless to say, no one ran Mr. Schnee’s brilliant letter to craven dhimmi officials and media. Not a peep about another anti-semitic ad that just went up in San Francisco — *Bay Area Stop $30 Billion Military Aid to Israel‘ is now appearing on San Francisco buses.
Kudos to Paul for his unwavering steadfastness, goodness and conviction. If you missed his oped piece in Israel National News, go here.
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In an unprecedented move the city of San Francisco Metro Transit Authority has decided to place a disclaimer beside this advertisement paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative which appear on 10 city buses:
“IN ANY WAR BETWEEN THE CIVILIZED MAN AND THE SAVAGE, SUPPORT THE CIVILIZED MAN. SUPPORT ISRAEL. DEFEAT JIHAD.”
The city’s disclaimer reads:
“SFMTA Policy Prohibits Discrimination Based On National Origin, Religion and Other Characteristics and Condemns Statements That Describe Any Group As Savages.” How noble but that’s not really the point now, is it? Thus the spirit of San Francisco is captured and crystallized in one revealing sentence. By attempting to remain neutral between Israel, America’s greatest ally in the Middle East, and the genocidal terrorists whose undiminished goal is her extinction the city of San Francisco has managed to align itself with Islamic supremacists who subjugate women, gleefully hang homosexuals, persecute non-Muslim minorities and glorify terrorist killers. If people who regularly commit these kinds of atrocities are not savages then what are they exactly?
In his “INFERNO” Dante reserved the most scorching parts of Hell for those who tried to remain neutral when faced with a moral dilemma. But there is no “dilemma” here for in war the status between the attackers and the defenders and the victors and the vanquished is not interchangeable. There is no moral equivalency between those who wish to destroy the state of Israel and those trying to defend her. NONE! Surely it would be best if the city of San Francisco didn’t get the two confused.
The ZOA’s Western Region calls on the city not to debase itself by placing this embarrassing disclaimer next to the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s advertisement and reminds the SFMTA of Thomas Mann’s observation that, “tolerance is a crime when applied to evil.”
Sincerely, Paul Schnee
Zionist Organization of America
The Democrat establishment’s attempts to generate hostility against Ann Romney for being a decent, normal person (or “corporate wife” as Fox News moonbat Juan Williams would bark) are paying off. Look how revved up the base is getting:
[L]iberals have taken to Twitter in the wake of Ann Romney’s speech at the Republican National Convention calling for her death.
The tweets were first noticed early this morning by a blogger withPundit Press.
A Twitter poster named Gregory Martinez tweeted how his desire to murder Ann Romney, saying: “I want to murder Ann Romney right now.” …
[O]ther posters such as an Ashley Miller urged the wife, mother and cancer survivor to commit suicide.
“Ann Romney, go kill yourself,” Miller wrote in her Twitter feed. Her sentiments were joined in by an individual identified simply as Connor, who wrote; “Ann romney: Kill yourself.”
Good, evil. Make your choice and vote accordingly.
On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.
From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
From Theo: http://www.theospark.net/
DHIMMI MUSEUM DISINVITES LARS VILKS FROM ART EXHIBITION, ARTISTS FLEE EXHIBITION IN PROTEST: HEAR VILKS SPEAK AT 911 SION FREEDOM CONGRESS
They are neither brave, victuous, nor talented. They are on their bellies at all times.
Check out this supreme act of cowardice and dhimmitude by this Swedish museum. They have disinvited Lars Vilks to present his work at a September 30 exhibition. Artists have withdrawn from a Swedish exhibition in protest. Art!
Lars Vilks is singular in his courage and steadfastness for human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and equality of rights under the law. He has received hundreds of death threats, suffered assassination plots, and been physically attacked. He is a true hero and artist who stands for human rights.
Museums gleefully show a crucifix immersed in urine (Andres Serrano) or elephant feces desecrating the Madonna, mother of Christ (Chris Ofili) but a Moetoon? Fuggeduhbouddit.
Lars Vilks will be addressing our Freedom Congress at the UN on September 11th. Notice the press calls our Freedom Congress an “anti-Muslim” event. Freedom is “anti-Muslim.” Have you registered yet?
Here is a google translate about SION and Vilks:
“Artists fleeing exhibition in protest” Jyllands Posten (hat tip Anders Gravers)BY SARAH KottThey should have been 17, now there are 5 artists back in Swedish exhibition.
They should have been 17, now there are 5 artists back in Swedish exhibition.
17 Swedish artists should have presented their works at the exhibition “The pr & Jämt” on länsmuseet Jamtli in Östersund from 30 September.
But at present there are only five artists left who want their art on display at Jamtli.
The reason is the controversial artist and cartoonist Lars Vilks.
Is no longer welcome
Vilks, who among other things is known to have drawn the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, was selected to participate in the exhibition with a video installation.
But he is no longer welcome, says the museum management.
Cartoonist Indeed agreed to speak at the anti-Muslim organization atmosphere meeting in New York on 11 September.
At the same time he voiced criticism of Islam.
The museum’s announcement has been a big part of the other participating artists to withdraw, according to Swedish Radio Kulturnytt .
While one withdrew for other reasons in the past, has 10 artists, as well as Lars Vilks, chose to keep their works away from Jamtli in protest.
Marianne Lindberg De Geer, and Ola Åstrand was among the first who boycotted the exhibition.
In a post on expressen.se explained Marianne Lindberg De Geer:
“Everything should be investigated in a country that wants to call itself a democracy. And religion is an area that power at all times has teamed up with when it suited and vice versa. “
Not suitable for a modern society
Lars Vilks has previously told Kulturnytt that he, as SION, believe that Islam is a threat to the Western world for the simple reason that Islam’s religious beliefs “is unfit to be introduced in a modern society”.
He also admitted that some Muslims have successfully adapted to modern society.
“But they do not form a strong voice,” he said.
It was precisely these observations which were Jamtli to respond.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
OMG! According to Demorats, Republicans Want Blacks, Poor People, Women, Gays – To Die! How do We Know? The Commie Media Tells Us So.
By LISA FABRIZIO on 8.29.12 @ 6:07AM
Fending off the liberal propaganda spin machine.
Now that the convention action is finally heating up, we can fully expect the liberal propaganda machine to spin into high gear, as it were. From the phony hurricane allusions designed to invoke the cherished dogma that Republicans are to blame for everything, including acts of God, to their ongoing, fear-mongering ditties, Democrats are in full attack mode.
Democrat talking heads will keep repeating the mantra that Republicans make people nervous on “social issues”; that they are waging a war on women, blacks, senior citizens, and any other groups who are not welcome in their “small tent.” Never mind that these groups were well represented in the field of 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls; if these words appear on the teleprompters of liberal politicos or news anchors, they must be true. How do I know this? Well, everybody know it!
Read the entire article at: The American Spectator: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/08/29/a-plethora-of-platitudes
MSNBC Will Not Broadcast Speeches By Blacks and Latinos at The RNC – And They Accuse Republicans of Being Raaacist?
At this point the only way you can continue to support Obama and the dysfunctional, morally depraved ideology he personifies is to live inside a bubble hermetically sealed from outside information. Options are to avoid news completely, or to receive an ersatz form of it from propaganda sources so shameless that they methodically delete from their portrayal of reality anything that does not support the carefully crafted fantasy world diehard liberals subsist in. MSNBC once again serves as the most pathetic example — this time going so far as to censor non-Caucasians out of its coverage of the Republican National Convention:
In lieu of airing speeches from former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis, a black American; Mia Love, a black candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Utah; and Texas senatorial hopeful Ted Cruz, a Latino American, MSNBC opted to show commentary anchored by Rachel Maddow from Rev. Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt.
Throughout this convention, Matthews has accused the Republicans of playing dog-whistle racist politics while on scene in Tampa. It isn’t clear, however, if Matthews will hurl accusations of racism at Davis, Love or Cruz for speeches his network failed to broadcast.
Censoring skin is nothing new at MSNBC, which once used careful editing to report on a black guy who brought an AR-15 to a Tea Party event while tricking viewersinto believing he was a white racist who wanted to shoot Obama for being black. There is simply nothing beneath these people.
Deep down, anyone who goes to NBC for “news” knows that their point of view is a sham that needs to be propped up by lies.
Imagine thinking you could get accurate information from delusional adolescent fools like this:
On a hot mic, reporter David Chalian of Yahoo News said that Ann and Mitt Romney are “happy to have a party with black people drowning.” …
The comments were made during an ABC/Yahoo livestream, when the reporters believed that microphones were off.
Media establishmentarians have been praying to the diseased gods of moonbattery for Isaac to cause Katrina-style misery in New Orleans, allowing them to run split screens of weeping welfare mommas contrasted with successful Republicans at the RNC.
The worst thing anyone could say about liberal journalists is that their phony, contemptible ideology suits them — and it does.
At least Chalian was exposed to the public; it resulted in his being fired. But a guy like that rising to Washington bureau chief proves that his mentality is pervasive.
From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
by HESPERADO on AUGUST 28, 2012
On the rise of “green-on-blue” murders of our troops in Afghanistan by Muslims who are supposed to be on our side — whom for years we have been spending our time, money, lives and limbs trying to help — Andrew Bostom published some devastating information that should, in a sane world, knock some sense into those who remain senseless about the problem of Islam.
Diana West has the full story — and, as usual, excellent analysis.
From the report, we learn from Bostom that the U.S. Military conducted interviews (of course buried in a report few are reading and left untouched by the mainstream media) of American military personnel about how they felt trying to “win the hearts and minds” of creatures who have no hearts or minds:
Many US soldiers were appalled by the rampant torture of dogs and puppies they witnessed while being based with ANSF [Afghanistan National Security Forces] units. Many ANSF members are prone to inflicting abuse onto stray dogs they bring to the base for “entertainment” purposes. Other ANSF members, while not condoning the torture, fail to see any importance in such behaviors given the standing of dogs in Islam. Dogs are seen [in Islam] as vermin and many ANSF members find it inexplicable that anyone could be concerned about such “trivial matters,” and deeply resent any interference…This animal abuse is a substantial psychological stressor for many US soldiers and has been the cause of many serious social altercations with ANSF members…
US soldiers reported that they had observed many cases of child abuse and neglect that infuriated them and alienated them from the civilian populace. They made it very clear that they wanted nothing to do with people who treat children so cruelly.
Although not reported by the US soldiers who participated in this study, there have beennumerous accounts of Canadian troops in Kandahar complaining about the rampant sexual abuse of children they have witnessed ANSF personnel commit, including the cultural practice of bacha bazi, as well as the raping and sodomizing of little boys…
Similarly, US soldiers…mentioned the poor treatment and virtual slavery of Women in Afghan society, and how they found such practices repugnant.
They found it unpalatable to befriend other men who had such primitive beliefs; the cultural gulf was too wide.
They were repulsed by the abuse and neglect they observed in how children are treated in Afghan society.
US soldiers largely reported that they did not care for Afghan civilians due to these factors as well as their suspected sympathies for the insurgents.
From 1389 Blog: http://1389blog.com/
Photo from Poretto @ Bastion of Liberty
This image in this morning’s email brought this meditation from 2006 to mind:
To the secular, nothing is sacred. Then again, why should it be? They’re “secular.”
Back in 2006 National Geographic and other media echo chambers thought enough of this “discovery” to headline it, Jesus May Have Walked on Ice, Not Water, Scientists Say . I’m not nearly so objective. After I read the story, I thought it could more reasonably be headlined, Scientist Confirms Popular Theory That Most Scientists Are Atheistic Asses with Too Much Time and Money on their Hands, Sensible People Say
The New Testament says that Jesus walked on water, but a Florida university professor believes there could be a less miraculous explanation — he walked on a floating piece of ice….
Nof, a professor of oceanography at Florida State University, said on Tuesday that his study found an unusual combination of water and atmospheric conditions in what is now northern Israel could have led to ice formation on the Sea of Galilee…..
“If you ask me if I believe someone walked on water, no, I don’t,” Nof said. “Maybe somebody walked on the ice, I don’t know. I believe that something natural was there that explains it.”
“We leave to others the question of whether or not our research explains the biblical account.”
We leave to others the question of whether or not this research is worth diddly-squat. What is of broader interest is the present state of the secular mindset to all things religious.
Religious in the Christian sense, that is, since the current global climate of “Fear of Muslims” seems to have created a shortage of “scientific research” into the various miracles and powers assigned to Allah in the Koran. Indeed, given the reaction to a drawing of the Prophet with a bomb in his turban, it is not hard to imagine that even if a “scientist” were to notice “something natural that explains” Allah, his next thought would be something on the order of “Why should I put my head on the chopping block?” Jesus, being a more forgiving God, is safer game.
Of course, it is, as scientists are wont to say, ‘only a theory.’ This is used in two ways.
When it comes to a central tenet of modern science, Darwinism for example, the word “theory” is used in a manner that merges forcefully into the word “fact,” and a great deal of effort is put into why “The Theory of Evolution” really means “The Absolute and Forever Established Fact of How the World and Life and Everything Else Came to Be and Everyone Else Can Just Shut UP and Sit Down.”
Nof opts for the Non-Denial Denial use of “Theory” in his paper. The Non-concluding Conclusion to his paper, “Is there a paleolimnological explanation for ‘walking on water’ in the Sea of Galilee,” reads:
We hesitate to draw any conclusion regarding the implications of this study to the actual events that took place at Tabgha during the last few (or several) thousand years. Our springs ice calculation may or may not be related to the origin of the account of Christ walking on water. The whole story may have originated in local ancient folklore which happened to be told best in the Christian Bible. It is hoped, however, that archeologists, religion scholars, anthropologists and believers will examine such implications in detail.
Translation: “I just pulled the pin and threw the grenade in the building. Can’t blame me. I was just the hand grenade’s messenger. And, by the way, you may cower and abase yourself when you note the insertion of the word “paleolimnnological” in the title. Makes it sound real solid scientific, don’t it?”
Of course, when Nof gets a little attention from a supportive and loving media, he phrases it a bit differently, “If you ask me if I believe someone walked on water, no, I don’t,” Nof said. “Maybe somebody walked on the ice, I don’t know. I believe that something natural was there that explains it.”
Nof’s entitled to his ‘belief’ in “something natural.” That belief system is not only the foundation of his career, but of his self-limited life itself. It is, in a very real sense, his religion.
As far as the whole “Jesus walked on the water” issue goes, my own belief is: “I don’t know. I wasn’t there. I can’t seem to find the weather report from that day online. And there’s no video tape that I’m aware of. Just some eye witnesses, with all that implies.”
I’m also aware of another theory that holds that the Star of Bethlehem was a supernova that just happened to show up in the sky at Christ’s birth. Arthur C. Clarke used this to good effect in his short story “The Star.” T.S. Eliot used it earlier in “The Journey of the Magi.” In a much less distinguished manner, I’ve even used it myself in Sunday Meditation: The Star @ AMERICAN DIGEST where I noted, in passing,
In time stronger sciences would rise upon the structures of the proto-sciences of astrology and alchemy. These sciences would push the first sciences into the realm of myth, speculation, and popular fantasy. The new sciences, you see, were much, much more about Reality. They would never be tossed aside in their time as so many playthings of mankind’s youth. The authority of astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry and others was certain. Unlike astrology and alchemy, they would never be questioned. We had the evidence. There was no doubt. They were as eternal and as fixed in the truth as… well, as astrology was in 5 B.C.
All of which gets us back to pretty much where we are today where Christ is revealed to have been, at the very least, pretty good at ice-skating. And, with a supernova at birth and a frozen lake near the end, you would have to say, even as a secular scientist, that Jesus had a great sense of timing as well as a way with words.
Nof seems to have a sense of timing and a way with words as well. I’m sure there are nods of approval and various other high fives pinging into his email today from other true believers world-wide. After all, it seems that the only thing that makes a bigger splash in Science these days than a cure for cancer is some bit of “cutting-edge research” (almost always with the aid of computer modeling) that either warms the globe or disparages religion.
Why? Because it is a central tenet of faith, of pure faith, in the Secular Religion, that traditional Christianity is the “Anti-Darwin” to that faith. Strange when you consider that, in terms of actual dogma and actual acts, Islam is far more hostile to all the core tenets of science, but — as I noted above — it really isn’t very safe to take too close a look at that collection of ergot-derived insights out of the desert. Those adherents are a bit more lethal when it comes to accepting slights on their religion. But then Christianity is the dominant religion of the First World and that’s what we’re discussing here — not which faith is right, but which faith is to be master. It seems that for Science to triumph as the new religion, Christ has to die again — and this time he’s got to stay dead.
There are fundamentalist Christians who hold that everything in the Bible is as the Bible says it is. And there are fundamentalist Scientists, like Nof, who hold that nothing in the Bible is as it says it is.
My very small puppy in this fight says that there is a lot in Science that lets all of us live longer and better lives while there is a lot in Christianity that lets us live deeper and more meaningful lives.
I don’t look to Christianity to bring me the weather reports for tomorrow. At the same time I don’t look to Science to ever, in its widest dreams, reveal the core of the miracle and mystery of being a conscious entity who has been granted the gift of being able, in my better moments, to witness — even for an inch of time — the wonder of Creation.
I know that there are many zealots of the Secular Faith who will think the less of me for not being “tough minded” enough just to face up to the fact that everything really is “purposeless matter hovering in the dark.” I know that habit of mind well. I wore it like a pre-fab Medal of Honor for many years. Then one day I had had enough of Nothingness and I sent it back.
I guess you could say that being a Secular Atheist started to feel like trying to walk on thin ice.
CHUCK TODD: How do the code words work?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: How do they work? Racists hear a certain word being used and they understand the speaker is referring to our black president in a derogatory way.
CHUCK TODD: But how do they know the code words?
JOAN WALSH: They all have a copy of the book.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: From what experts have told me, there are as many as 100 hundred thousand racial code words being used by Mitt Romney and the Republicans. – Daily Rash
From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/
Obama Won’t Even Help His Own Brother, George, Who Lives in Kenya. Obama Says He is His Brother’s Keeper…Oh Really?
A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”
Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.
One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.
So much for spreading the wealth around.
Obama’s refusal to help George is especially surprising because George doesn’t just live in American-style poverty but rather in Third World poverty. He lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi. He gets by on a few dollars a month. Obama also has an aunt named Hawa Auma, his father’s sister, who ekes out a living selling coal on the streets of a small village in Kenya. She says she would like to have her teeth fixed, but she cannot afford it. Obama hasn’t offered to help her either.
What’s going on here? Why is President Obama so hesitant to help family members in need?
A couple of years ago, George teamed up with a British journalist Damien Lewis and the two of them published George’s story in a book called “Homeland.” Yet according to Lewis, shortly before the book’s publication in America, the publisher Simon & Schuster decided to shred the entire print run, more than 20,000 copies. Lewis tried unsuccessfully to get an explanation from Simon & Schuster but to no avail. He now suspects that the White House convinced Simon & Schuster that George’s story might prove embarrassing to the president.
In 2010, George also applied for a visa to come to the United States and was refused. While George confesses that in his younger years he was a delinquent, he has never been convicted of any crime. Moreover, he has a very good reason to visit the United States: his mother Jael Otieno lives in Atlanta. So why would the U. S. embassy in Nairobi refuse a tourist visa to the brother of the president who just wants to spend time with his mother?
In the past few days, an article has been circulating on the web that depicts George as a social undesirable. First published in the London Daily Mail, the article portrays George as a habitual drunk and philanderer. I spent a day with George this past February while interviewing him for my documentary film 2016: Obama’s America. I can attest that George is not an innocent. If he had been, he would not have survived life in the Huruma slum. Yes, George is street smart and cunning and I did smell alcohol on his breath.
But so what? George may be a drinker and a skirt-chaser but, as becomes clear from his book, he is also a survivor. He has overcome his past as a gang-member and petty thief and now works as the organizer of a slum soccer league. He is trying to uplift himself, and he is trying to help slum kids aspire to a better life. On balance, Lewis assures me, “George is not a bad guy. He is on the side of the angels.”
But even if Lewis is wrong, and George exhibits some harmful cultural pathologies, the liberal argument – one that Obama himself makes in his book “The Audacity of Hope” – is that the cultural pathologies of the poor are themselves the product of social disadvantage.
Barack Obama Jr. first met George in 1987, when George was five years old. He met George again in 2006 when he visited Kenya as a U.S. Senator from Illinois; George was then in his early twenties. Had Obama helped George along the way, perhaps this young man would not have ended up dirt-poor and living such a degraded life.
So what’s the real story here? Where’s George Obama’s “fair share”? George’s tragic situation exposes President Obama as a hypocrite. Here is a man who demands that others pay higher taxes to help the poor – even poor people who are not related to them – while Obama himself refuses to help a close relative like George.
Yet I believe there is a deeper explanation that goes beyond hypocrisy for why Obama wants nothing to do with George. After all, it would cost Obama so little to raise George out of poverty, and yet he won’t do it. This isn’t mere negligence; it suggests an active animus. The reason for that animus emerges in George’s book and also in my interview with George in the film 2016. In that interview, George rejects the anti-colonial philosophy that was espoused by Barack Obama Sr. This is the “dream from my father” that President Obama celebrates in his own autobiography.
From the record of their lives and writings, it’s clear that Barack Obama Sr. and Barack Obama Jr. both share the anti-colonial view that blames Western colonial exploitation for the poverty and suffering of the Third World. Yet George doesn’t buy it. He observes that at the time of its independence in the early 1960s “Kenya was on an economic par with Malaysia or Singapore. Look where we are now, and where they are. They’re practically developed and industrialized, while Kenya is still a basket case.” George believes that poor countries should take responsibility for their own situation. “What’s our excuse for failure? We don’t have one. We’ve only got ourselves to blame.”
Incredible though it seems, George Obama is, within the context of his own society, a conservative. He doesn’t worship at the shrine of Barack Obama Sr. and he espouses an ideology diametrically opposed to that of his father and his famous brother. George has experienced first-hand the empty rhetoric of the two Baracks, and he rejects it based on his actual experience of Third World poverty.
No wonder President Obama despises George, doesn’t want him around, doesn’t care to hear George’s views circulated in America, and won’t lift a finger to help him even when George’s son is in the hospital.
So that’s why George Obama felt he had to call me. He had no one else to call. He reached out to me in his time of need because he felt he couldn’t call on his real life sibling living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
That’s how I got to be, if only metaphorically and for a short time, George Obama’s “brother.”
From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
You’re Right Rahm Emanual – Chicago Values (Or Should we Say the Lack of) Are Not The Same as Decent Americans
At least nine people were killed and 28 others wounded in a spate of shootings since Friday night in Chicago, according to local reports.
……………..Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy
The most recent shooting death occurred on Sunday afternoon in the city’s South Side, where a 19-year-old was shot from a passing vehicle, according to the Sun-Times Media Wire. The man died in the hospital after the 2:50 p.m. (3:50 p.m. ET) shooting, the Sun-Times Media Wire reported.
At least 17 people were shot, one fatally, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday alone, according to the Chicago Tribune.
That fatality was a 28-year-old man who was found at around 3 a.m. on Sunday inside a vehicle, police and the medical examiner’s officetold NBCChicago.com and the Chicago Tribune.
A 17-year-old was also fatally shot by someone riding a mountain bike on Friday, according to NBCChicago.com.
One of the youngest to be shot since Friday was a 15-year-old girl who was hit in the chest while smoking marijuana on Friday evening, NBCChicago.com reported. Police said that shooting was not “intentional.”
In the midst of the violence, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy defended his department’s anti-violence strategy.
View more videos at: http://nbcchicago.com.
“We’re not winning, we’re not losing. We’re basically treading water,” McCarthy said on Saturday. He said that in the month of August, “we had some trouble because some of these retaliatory shootings are happening quicker than we can stop them.”
The Chicago Police Department is trying to deal with a 28-percent spike in the city’s homicide total in 2012 compared to the same period last year, The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday.
Nineteen people were shot late Thursday and early Friday,NBCChicago.com reported. Thirteen of those were shot over a 30-minute period.
From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as “the Conservative movement.”
Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly barbeques and doing the sewing, fetching and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlymen. – Old Hippie via House of Eratosthenes
From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/
“I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Barack Hussein Obama, page 261, The Audacity of Hope
Last week I posted about the Jumah jihad at the DNC, an event led by an imam who urged the overthrow of the “filthy” U.S. government and who was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the World Trade center bombings. Obama’s DNC lists the assembly as an “official function.” The group is hardly “mainstream,” being represented by Siraj Wahhaj, who will be the “Grand Imam” for the gathering.
Wahhaj and the co-leader of the Charlotte event, Jibril Hough, are both heavily involved in the separatist American Islamist movement. Many of the participants in the “Jumah at the DNC” will most likely represent radical networks that have long-time, but little-known, operations in the Charlotte region. (Read more: Storm headed for Charlotte thanks to ‘Jumah at the DNC’ | Washington Times Communities )
Looks like Obama is engaging in his own holy war. At a speech in 1995, Siraj Wahhaj informed the world that it was his “duty and our duty as Muslims to replace the U.S. Constitution with the Quran.”
But the Cardinal is not welcome.
“Cardinal sin: Bam blew off DNC blessing” NY Post, August 24, 2012
WASHINGTON — President Obama turned down a chance to have Timothy Cardinal Dolan deliver a prayer at the Democratic National Convention after Dolan told Democrats he would be “grateful” to deliver a blessing in Charlotte.
Dolan — considered the top Catholic official in the nation, as head of the Archdiocese of New York and president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops — tipped off Democrats a few weeks ago that he had agreed to deliver the prime-time benediction at the Republican convention in Tampa next week, Dolan’s spokesman Joseph Zwilling told The Post.
“He wanted to make sure that they knew that this was not a partisan act on his part and that he would be just as happy and grateful to accept an invitation from the Democrats as he would to have received one from the Republicans,” said Zwilling.
“He has not been contacted by them” since, he added.
A senior Obama campaign official said yesterday that the Democrats would have a “high-ranking” Catholic at the convention, but indicated the arrangements weren’t yet final.
“I can’t announce it because the person hasn’t got their plane ticket,” said the official.
Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher would say only, “The Catholic clergy will be an important part of a diverse community of interfaith leaders represented in Charlotte.”
Obama and Dolan have clashed publicly over a health-care law requiring employers to provide abortion coverage.
Dolan and other groups filed suit against the rule, claiming it forces church-related groups to act against their conscience.
Still, Dolan invited both Obama and Mitt Romney to his annual Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York City in October.
“The Republicans are smart enough to get the ‘pope of America,’ and the Democrats are stupid enough not to invite him,” said Bill Donohue, of the Catholic League, who said he spoke with Dolan yesterday.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/#
Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: San Francisco Examiner reluctantly comes out for free speech, smears pro-Israel bus ad
by Robert Spencer
It is good, and rather surprising in today’s climate, to see the San Francisco Examiner, in an unsigned editorial, come out for Pamela Geller’s free speech rights and say that her pro-Israel ads should be allowed to run. However, the Examiner predictably enough retails Islamic supremacist talking points in branding the ad “offensive,” “bigoted,” “hateful” and even “repulsive.” Even the title of the editorial itself shows how unhappy and even embarrassed the Examiner’s editorial writer is to have to be coming out in favor of these ads running: “Hateful bus ads are free speech.”
The ad in question says: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.” The Examiner notes that “the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization so extreme it has been deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, purchased the ads.” It is no surprise that the Examiner doesn’t bother to tell its luckless readers that the SPLC is a Leftist organization devoted to demonizing conservative individuals and groups by branding them as “hate groups” and lumping them in with the likes of the Ku Klux Klan. It doesn’t specify, of course, what it thinks is hateful about AFDI’s dedication to the defense of the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and equality of rights of all people before the law.
The Examiner also doesn’t bother to explain why it thinks the ad is ad “offensive,” “bigoted,” “hateful” and even “repulsive,” but objections to the ad have revolved around two related claims: that it calls everyone who sides with the “Palestinians” against Israel, or every Muslim or every Arab, a “savage,” and that the people who are opposed to Israel are not savages. The ad doesn’t actually refer to all supporters of the Palestinian jihad, or all Muslims or all Arabs, but that claim has nevertheless been widely repeated in the mainstream media. It actually refers to the Palestinian jihadis who glory in the murders of innocent civilians.
Take, for example, Ahlam Tamimi, who helped murder 16 Israelis in a pizzeria. She recently appeared on al-Aqsa TV and recounted the joy of the “Palestinians” as radio reports on the jihad attack increased the number of dead: “Two minutes later, they said on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn’t. Allah be praised, it was great. As the number of dead kept increasing, the passengers were applauding.”
Is it savage to take pleasure in the mass murder of innocent civilians? Yes, it is. And it is not actually “hateful,” or “bigoted,” or “offensive” or “repulsive” to say so. Glorying in the murders of innocent human beings is hateful, offensive, and repulsive, and stems in this case from Islamic bigotry and Jew-hatred. But the Examiner wouldn’t dream of upsetting liberal pieties by noting that.
And as Pamela Geller has explained: “The rush to assure the world that the ‘Palestinian’ jihadists are not savages amazes me. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians. The targeting of civilians is savage. The relentless 60-year campaign of terror against the Jewish people is savage. The torture of hostage Gilad Shalit was savage. The bloody hacking to death of the Fogel family was savage. The Munich Olympic massacre was savage. The unspeakable torture of Ehud Goldwasser was savage. The tens of thousands of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel (into schools, homes, etc.) are savage. The vicious Jew-hatred behind this genocide is savage. The endless demonization of the Jewish people in the Palestinian and Arab media is savage. The refusal to recognize the state of Israel as a Jewish state is savage. The list is endless.”
The San Francisco Examiner is covering itself with shame in its moral equivocation on this point, and its effectively running interference for these murderers and their apologists. At very least, as supposedly evenhanded journalists, the Examiner’s editorialists could have noted that some consider the ads hateful, and presented our side of the story. But that would have interfered with their propaganda line.
Covering themselves with shame also are those on the Right who are too cowardly, pusillanimous, cowed by the Left, or self-serving to speak up in defense of Pamela Geller, the freedom of speech, and these ads.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) and The Truth About Muhammad. His latest book, Did Muhammad Exist?, is now available.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/#
Mooslims Have No Intention of Assimilating into Any Culture – Their Goal is to Destroy Every Culture Except Theirs
It’s just Muslims being Muslims, otherwise known as the 21st Century ‘Green’ Plague, an epidemic that will eventually cause the deaths of millions of Christians and other non-Muslims.
There is a simple cure: Mass deportations and total bans on Muslim immigration. Unfortunately, those who can, won’t. And those who would, can’t. Don’t be smug, America, Australia, and Canada, we are not immune. The terminal disease known as Islam is already here…coming soon to a city near you.
From Bare Naked Islam: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
WOO HOO! Can you hear all the squealing coming from CAIR as they demand the Republican Party reject a newly-adopted platform that includes a section supporting a ban on Sharia Law?
Hamas-linked CAIR noted that the plank appears to be modeled on dozens of bills introduced in state legislatures nationwide based on draft legislation promoted by David Yerushalmi,
an “infamous Islamophobe” a highly-respected and successful attorney whose non-profit legal firm is valiantly fighting against the Islamization of America.
CAIR On Tuesday, the anti-Islam plank was adopted without argument or debate during a meeting of the Republican Party’s platform committee. The policy statement was introduced by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigration activist who also wrote Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 “papers please” law.
Kobach told the platform committee: ”I’m not aware of any court that’s actually accepted the argument, but in cases involving either spousal abuse or assault or other crimes against persons, sometimes defenses are raised that are based in Sharia Law. We actually put a provision to this effect in Kansas statute this year and I think it’s important to say that foreign sources of law should not be used as part of common law decisions or statutory interpretation by judges in the lower state courts as well.”
The Kansas law Kobach spoke of at the platform committee meeting, which CAIR challenged as unconstitutional and discriminatory, was derived from Yerushalmi’s template and legislator’s in that state acknowledged that the bill targeted Muslims.
Of that bill, Sen. Chris Steineger, a Kansas City Republican, said: “[T]his was not presented as protecting the Kansas Constitution. The proponents of this measure, clearly by the literature they gave me and by the video link they directed me to, they presented this as protecting us against Sharia law. Despite the fact that this doesn’t mention Sharia, that’s how this whole issue was presented.”
“This plank is part of a nationwide trend to marginalize Muslims and keep them from having the same rights and access to the courts as Americans of other faiths,” said CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw. “The plank is irrelevant, since the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause ensures that no foreign law can replace it, and only serves as a smoke-screen for anti-Muslim bigotry.”
Yerushalmi from the AMERICAN FREEDOM LAW CENTER serves as general counsel for Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and for Stop the Madrassa, an anti-Muslim group in New York City. He has acted as legal counsel for Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer’s group, Stop the Islamization of America.
Yerushalmi founded the Society of Americans for National Existence (SANE), a hate group which once proposed a policy attempting to make “adherence to Islam” punishable by a 20-year jail term. Yerushalmi authored and has been influential in advancing “American Laws for American Courts,” a template legislation which has been introduced in state legislatures across the nation in an effort to target Islamic religious practices.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) named Yerushalmi a member of the “anti-Muslim inner circle.” (BNI is also a proud member of this circle)
Ezra Levant interviews David Yerushalmi on the Kansas legislation
From Bare Naked Islam: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
So…if Moses and Jesus were both Muslims, why are Muslims trying to so hard to wipe their descendants off the face of the earth?
MUSLIM LOGIC: ‘Moses was a great Muslim who liberated Palestine From Egypt’ and ‘Jesus was not a Jew, he was the first Palestinian prophet of Islam.”
A Palestinian university lecturer taught during a recent Palestinian Authority TV program on religion that Moses, a Muslim, brought “the Muslims of the Children of Israel out of Egypt.“ He refers to the subsequent Israeli conquest of the Land of Israel as the ”first Palestinian liberation… of Palestine.”
“We must make clear to the world that David in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to David in the Quran, Solomon in the Hebrew Bible is not connected to Solomon in the Quran, and neither is Saul or Joshua son of Nun [of the Bible],” Ja’ara explained. “We have a great leader, Saul, [in the Quran] who defeated the nation of giants and killed Goliath. This is a great Muslim victory.”
As part of their ongoing attempts to invent a Palestinian history, the Palestinian Authority is trying to hitch a ride into the past by attaching themselves to Jesus. Whereas the historical Jesus was a Jew living in Judea, the PA turns him and Mary into “Palestinians par excellence.”
Is it the heat ? Or is it the rampant inbreeding that makes them so delusional?
From Bare Naked Islam: http://www.barenakedislam.com/
Found at The Looking Spoon: http://www.thelookingspoon.com/
From Looking Spoon: http://www.thelookingspoon.com/
Find these and many more at The Feral Irishman: http://theferalirishman.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-whole-smorgasbord-of-posters.html#more
Today, to support the flagging agricultural sector, Obama demands that Muslims eat pork. In an effort to pander to Midwestern swing states, Obama has come out to demand that Muslims include pork in their diet, or at least purchase pork from designated (read union-run) meat packing corporations. A program designed by the Department of Agriculture to bolster the agricultural economies of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan would have the attractive side benefit of ensuring thousands of union jobs. While controversial, it is a necessary step to help Obama win election in 2012.
Bolstered by the seeming silence after demanding that Catholics and other religious organizations and individual business owners provide abortions or the funding for it, the Obama Administration went one step further and now seeks to make Muslims support the pork industry by outright purchases, or waivers purchased at the price of the products to fund a pork producers relief fund set up by the Department of Agriculture.
The above two paragraphs were written by myself, they are not from a story somewhere. The sort of shock and horror that such a story would cause in the Muslim community would be of epic proportions. When the same sort of injustices are visited on the Christian community, there is a shrug of the shoulders as the mainstream media and liberals everywhere marginalize and disregard Christian values.
I was listening to a Catholic radio program in one portion of a long drive across the country from North Dakota to Colorado to California and on to Kentucky. The religious community is trying to rally to the cause to avoid funding abortions, who find the mandate to fund Obamacare unconscionable, but they are non-violent. This is the downfall of America, when we stopped being willing to fight against what we find abhorrent we forfeited our voice on the stage. There has to be a price paid for the offensive policies of government. A real, tangible price, not a calculated political trade off.
One question arises over and over: Who are we? From the past few years I have come to the conclusion that we are nothing, we stand for nothing, we will fight for nothing. We will not sacrifice our comfort for political ideals, we will not risk death or imprisonment for any reason. Let them do with us as they will.
Granted, there is nothing appealing to becoming an inmate or a corpse. A lot of it comes from knowing that the cause for which we will fight will be marginalized by the same Obama press corps that daily feeds us propaganda in the form of ”news” stories. No one wants to be that first conservative nut job going off one day. Yes, we consider bad press for our actions and how we will be thought of. I know that is a shocking revelation, but it is true. The result, they force feed us regulation after regulation, law after law and we take it in silence.
We are the Muslims being fed pork to support the Obama Administration.
From Washington Rebel: http://www.washingtonreb.com/