Blazing Cat Fur : “…Even if many Muslims came to Europe seeking economic opportunity, they are often defined as victims of racism and oppression.
So, the thinking goes, if you are a victim of racism and oppression, how can you be racist yourself?
The Palestinians repeat almost daily that they would like to kill the Israelis, while the Israelis say they would like peace.
What follows are usually bitter, politically-motivated denunciations of Israel by Europe, masquerading as human rights.
Despite the increasingly savage state of the world and an openly genocidal Iran — soon to be nuclear, if it is not already — Israeli leaders remain the ones Europeans love to accuse, hate and demonize.”
I do not doubt the assertion that Europe will sacrifice its Jews and Israel in the vain hope it will solve its Muslim problem.There are now 44 million Muslims in Europe.
In Europe, evoking the memory of Auschwitz has become difficult; tomorrow, it may be impossible.
The ceremony marking the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp was held on January 27 -- and will likely be the last commemoration of its kind. The Nazis wanted a Europe without Jews. They killed six million, but in their ultimate goal, they failed.
Three hundred survivors were invited; all were more than eighty years old.
Although filmed testimonies will remain, there may be no more direct witnesses.
While European political leaders speak of Auschwitz with the solemn formula of "never again," it increasingly seems meaningless. Surveys show that in most European countries, including Germany, a growing number of people want to turn the page, and say they want forget about the Holocaust in a way they do not say they want to forget about, for instance, the Crucifixion.
The bloody ballad of Broken Hill: How jihad came to the Australian outback in 1915
Blazing Cat Fur : In November 1914, acting under pressure from his German ally, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V, who doubled as Caliph of all Muslims, issued a holy commandment directed at Muslims worldwide: they were immediately to rise up in arms against Britain, France, Russia and their allies, who were at war with Germany and the Ottoman Empire.
Although the British took the threat seriously – this was "the parched grasses that awaits the spark" in John Buchan's celebrated phrase in his novel Greenmantle – the call to jihad was for the most part neglected. In the Caucasus, some Russian military came over to the other side. In Mesopotamia, a British officer had his throat slit.
And in Singapore on 15 February, 1915, following rumours they might be sent to Turkey to fight fellow Muslims, there was a mutiny involving 850 Sepoys from the 5th Native Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army. The uprising was put down a week later, after 47 soldiers and civilians had been killed.
Aside from this handful of examples, the only other response to the Turkish sultan's call was in the least likely spot, on the other side of the world, in the Australian mining town of Broken Hill.
Two years ago, the Australian writer Murray Bail sent me a photo of an oil painting. It was by the artist Sam Byrne, who used to live in Broken Hill, and had the tantalising title Turks Fire on Picnic Train, 1 January, 1915. It pictured the only enemy action on Australian soil in the First World War.
The train was a steam train. The picnickers were in open trucks – sitting ducks. A young woman was killed, and three men. The two 'Turks' had been in an Afghan camel-driver team, and one had branched off into the ice-cream business. Clearly, they were not good shots. The men then ran away, and were gunned down by the cops.
Raymond Ibrahim : Speaking of the Crusades (as Obama recently did ),
Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam has
created a nifty video (below) that maps out the location and amount of
jihads throughout the centuries versus the location and amount of
crusades throughout the centuries.
Thomas Madden — former Chair of the History Department at Saint Louis
University and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance
Studies — wrote this article in 2002 when President Bush used the word
“crusade” in a positive sense, creating controversy. Its relevancy
today is that Obama invoked the Crusades in a negative sense, also
Madden presents the most recent scholarship on the Crusades —
scholarship that completely contradicts the popular image of these wars
that permeates much of Hollywood, the writings of amateurs such as Karen Armstrong and, as seen, the worldview of Barack Obama.
(Due to its length (approximately 4000 words), only the most germane
portions appear in the significantly shorter version below; especially
relevant sentences and paragraphs are highlighted in bold, while removed
text is reflected by bracketed ellipses.)
Australia: PM announces he will strip returning jihadis of citizenship
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jihad Watch : This is long overdue. Other countries in the West should follow suit.
Obama should also consider imitating Abbott’s relative forthrightness
in articulating what we’re up against: “The Islamist death-cult has
declared war on the world.” The word “Islamist” is often used to create
an artificial distance between jihadis and the teachings of Islam that
inspire them, but at least Abbott is properly identifying the wellspring
from which they come, which could lead to policies properly formulated
to deal with the actual threat — policies that have so far been notably
absent from the West’s response to the threat. “‘The Islamist death cult has declared war on the world':
announces he will STRIP jihadists of their citizenship as it’s revealed
THIRTY extremists have returned home to Australia from the Middle East,”
by Freya Noble and Daniel Piotrowski,
Islamic State released its latest gruesome propaganda video less than two hundred miles from the island of Crete, and less than six hundred from the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Gates of Vienna : So the Islamic State is no longer just “over there in the sandbox”. It’s on the Mediterranean littoral, just a short sea voyage from the soft underbelly of Europe.
In fact, that’s the explicit message of the knife thrust into the air by the mujahid near the end of the video — he is pointing to Rome, the eventual destination of ISIS.It’s part of my job to watch these Islamic butchery videos when they come out. It’s not something I want to do. These videos serve a dual purpose: they are produced to “cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers” (as required by Koran 3:151), and they serve as a recruiting tool for young Muslim men eager to shed infidel blood.
The horror in this most recent video is intensified by the idyllic seaside backdrop for the familiar ritual slaughter of the doomed captives, who are marched along the beach just beyond the edge of the breaking waves before being beheaded on their knees in the sand. The executioner utters the usual rhetoric, augmented with belligerent imprecations aimed specifically at Christians.When I saw the knives approaching the throats of the victims, I averted my eyes to avoid the nightmare-inducing footage of lovingly documented ritual slaughter.
Every ten or fifteen seconds I would steal a glance to see if that part was over. When it finally was — when the heads had been separated from the bodies and placed on display — I started watching again.At that point I thought I had seen the worst, but I was wrong. The final thirty seconds of the video turned out to be the most horrific of all. After the bodies and heads were shown, the camera panned slowly across the sand, where runnels of blood were flowing into the surf.
It then turned and lifted to show the breaking waves, which were deep red to the left and right as far as the eye could see, and also for a long way out from shore.the ISIS production team had gone to the local halal slaughterhouse and acquired barrels of cows’ or sheep’s blood, and dumped them on that beach to augment the human blood, to make sure that the surf was good and red.They deliberately create these elaborate images of slaughter and exsanguination to encourage would-be jihad warriors to make hijra to the Islamic state, and also to entice infidel psychopaths to convert to Islam.
The Nazis and the Communists did not approach this level of horror. Not even North Korea can match it. Most reports included the fact that the victims were Christians, and were slaughtered because of their religion. Even CNN mentioned it. But not President Obama. He managed to condemn the massacre without referencing anything more than the Egyptian nationality of the men who were slaughtered. Funny about that.
A reader who had seen some of the news stories wrote to ask whether I
had seen the video, saying that it no longer seemed to be available
online. I told him that yes, I had seen it If you’ve made it all the way to then end of this post, you probably wish you had never heard about any of this. And I can’t help but sympathize with you. It’s at times like this
that I wish I had never gone into this line of work.
I could have done
something else, something tedious and boring and quiet, with no headless
bodies on the shore. No bloody surf. Or I could have just sat by the kitchen window, watching the birds and the squirrels in the yard. But here we are. This is what is really happening in the world, right now, in our time. This is the time that is given us. It can’t be avoided. Sooner or later we will all have to face up to the horror that is upon us. before it had been taken down
A reader who had seen some of the news stories wrote to ask whether I had seen the video, saying that it no longer seemed to be available online. I told him that yes, I had seen it before it had been taken down by YouTube.He wrote back with a series of questions, which I answered as best I could :
How come you get to see it, but the public does not?
Anybody could see it who had the URL, until it was taken down.
How many minutes long was the video?
I think about ten minutes.
Blazing Cat Fur : Entryism, the favourite tactic of the 1980s’ Militant Tendency, is when a political party or institution is infiltrated by groups with a radically different agenda.
Since Militant’s Trotskyites were expelled from the Labour Party, the word has rather fallen out of fashion. But now, according to one Muslim leader, Islamic radicals are practising entryism of their own — into the heart of Whitehall – courtesy of a woman who was until recently a government minister.
Baroness Warsi, the first Muslim woman to sit in Cabinet, handed official posts to people linked to Islamist groups, including a man involved in an “unpleasant and bullying” campaign to win planning permission for the controversial London “megamosque” proposed by a fundamentalist Islamic sect.
He sits – alongside other radicals or former radicals and their allies – on a “cross-Government working group on anti-Muslim hatred” set up by Lady Warsi and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister. Some members of the group are using their seats at the table to urge that Whitehall work with Islamist and extremist-linked bodies, including one described by the Prime Minister as a “political front for the Muslim Brotherhood”.
Some are also pressing to lift bans on foreign hate preachers from entering Britain, including Zakir Naik, who has stated that “every Muslim should be a terrorist”. Be certain the same infiltration is occurring here.
Palestinian Terrorists want to ethnically cleanse the Jews from Judea and Sumeria
Obama’s insistence that Islamic State and its ilk attack because of perceived Western misbehavior is completely at odds with observed reality.A speech by Caroline Glick (in English) and a promotion for her new book "Annex it Now". It's in English.
Krauthammer’s Take: Christians Being Wiped Out Abroad, But WH Bizarrely Focuses on Muslim Anxieties
Friday, February 20, 2015
National Review : What was missing from the just-ended three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit held by the White House?
“Anything of any importance,” says Charles Krauthammer. “The idea behind it is the president wanted to assuage the feelings and the anxieties of the Muslim community here and around the world,” said Krauthammer on Thursday’s Special Report. “This is a good thing to do.”
National Review : In Washington, they are practically praying for a Christian terrorist.
At a breakfast in January, President Obama reached all the way back to the Crusades for an example of violence purportedly motivated by Christian extremism. Days later, when three Muslims were murdered in Chapel Hill, social media erupted with demands that Christians be called upon to condemn the attacks in the same way that Muslims are called upon to condemn acts of Islamic terrorism, and the disappointment was palpable when the man charged with those murders turned out to be a militant atheist and Rachel Maddow fan who was angry about a parking dispute.
State Department flack Marie Harf, fresh off her jobs-for-jihadis bit, offered up Joseph Kony — a practitioner of Ancholi mystical traditions with 88 wives, a flair for Biblical apocalypticism, and, if we take him at his word, 13 spirits (one of them Chinese) dwelling within him — as an example of “Christian militant” terrorism. This isn’t new: Timothy McVeigh (agnostic) and John Salvi (a schizophrenic who believed himself to be one of the thieves crucified with Jesus and who obsessed over an imaginary scheme in which the Vatican would issue its own currency) have been presented from time to time as evidence that the violent jihadist tendency is not limited to the religion of which jihad is a central tenet.
Meanwhile, in the real world . . . President Barack Obama, who still believes that his job consists of giving speeches, convened a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” the purpose of which was to provide a platform for the president to give a keynote speech. In it he insisted, as he does, that Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, and that arguments to the contrary only lend credibility to the Islamic terrorist organizations that have nothing to do with Islam.
He cited a letter from a fifth-grader, a Muslim girl named Sabrina, who wrote: “If some Muslims do bad things, that doesn’t mean all of them do.” President Obama was impressed with these remarks — “the wisdom of a little girl,” he called them. If the alternative is Marie Harf, we suppose he could do worse.
The problem is that (1) some of the world’s Muslims do sympathize with Islamic-supremacist views, (2) there are an awful lot of them, and (3) Islamic organizations are the preeminent practitioners of terrorism around the world at the moment.
President Obama can try to explain to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his colleagues that their project is not a genuinely Islamic one. Drop Joseph Kony off at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and his eccentric syncretism is revealed for what it is, but Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Islam is the Islam of millions in Iraq, in Pakistan, in Egypt, in Indonesia. Radical Islam is a longstanding part of Islam, not an amendment to it.
Team Obama’s despicable insistence on calling the dead “Egyptian citizens” rather than Christians is like saying that Adolf Hitler killed six million Europeans in the Holocaust.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
National Review : Did these bloodthirsty ISIS killers yell, “We want jobs!” before conducting these atrocities? Did they scream, “We can’t pay our bills!” before jamming blades into the jugulars of their victims?
These tragically laughable questions apparently are discussed seriously by Team Obama.
This poverty rationale for radical jihad is such a thoroughly discredited cliché, it’s impossible to believe that it must be refuted anew.
Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was an heir to his father’s billion-dollar construction fortune.
September 11 ringleader Mohamed Atta was the son of a Cairo attorney. Most of the young men in the Hamburg, Germany, cell that conducted the attack were prosperous exchange students. Al-Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is an Egyptian-born physician. Underwear bomber Abdul Mutallab’s father is the Alan Greenspan of Nigeria.
ISIS sells oil on the black market, earning an estimated $1 million to $3 million daily. It also swiped some $420 million from the vaults of Kurdistan’s central bank in Mosul. It reportedly is operating this year on a $2 billion budget, including a $250 million surplus. (How many American states can say that?) So much for ISIS enduring income inequality.
Poverty exists worldwide. And yet, somehow, poor Paraguayans do not behead their neighbors. Poor Mexicans and Guatemalans do not burn people alive — in or out of cages. Instead, they scamper across America’s southern “border” and seek work. Poor Americans inhabit East L.A., Chicago’s South Side, the Bronx, and the Anacostia district in Washington, D.C. They do not explode themselves with bomb vests.
The sickening, mind-numbing mayhem that pours through our TV screens with a deeply depressing regularity has nothing to do with being overextended on one’s credit cards or feeling tired of eating Top Ramen. This genocidal carnage — plain and simple — is about militant Muslims violently imposing their Islamic “master faith” on “infidels” whom they consider inferior, just as the Nazis forced their Aryan “master race” on those they judged Untermenschen, or subhumans.
Obama appoints Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim to head “Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications”
Jihad Watch : Rashad Hussain was previously the Obama administration’s special
envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the thuggish
international organization that is engaged in a full-scale campaign to
intimidate Western governments into adopting hate speech codes that will
effectively quash criticism of Islam – including jihad violence
perpetrated in its name.
Rashad Hussain is an apposite choice for this
position, since several years ago he defended a notorious U.S.-based
leader of a jihad terrorist group. But someone doesn’t want you to know that, and made a clumsy attempt to cover it up. In 2004, Rashad Hussain, then a Yale law student, declared that the
investigation and prosecution of University of South Florida professor
Sami al-Arian, who ultimately pled guilty to charges involving his
activities as a leader of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad and
was recently deported, was a “politically motivated persecution”
designed “to squash dissent.”
Hussain’s remarks in support of Al-Arian were published in the jihad-enabling Washington Report on Middle East Affairs in November 2004. But now all that has gone down the memory hole. The Washington Report’s
archived version of this November 2004 article lacks two paragraphs
that were included in the original version: the ones quoting Rashad
Hussain. Otherwise the article is unchanged.
The Washington Report editors, caught red-handed, decided to
brazen it out, and blame their accusers – a tried-and-true tactic that
is also frequently employed by jihadists in the West. They insist that
there was no cover-up, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a venomous
Islamophobe: according to CNS News,
“WRMEA news editor and executive director Delinda Hanley denied there
was a ‘cover-up,’ and implied that anti-Muslim discrimination was behind
the fact this was now being raised.”
ISIS Threat Puts Rome on High Alert: ‘Never So Exposed’
Breitber News : ROME, Italy– Rome has dramatically stepped up its security in the
wake of last weekend’s slaughter of Christians in Libya and the Islamic
State’s overt threat to the city.
Outside of Rome’s US embassy
on Via Veneto, increased security has been stationed, and machine guns
have appeared in the hands of guards. A special security taskforce has
been convoked to plan Rome’s response to escalating ISIS threats.
According to reports, “the ISIS threat against Italy is now real and direct,” and intelligence analysts are saying that Italy “has never been so exposed.” Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli on February 15, and Italy’s
defense minister Roberta Pinotti said that the possibility of jihadists
reaching Italy from Libya “cannot be ruled out.”
Rome’s police chief Giuseppe Pecoraro
already requested an extra 500 military personnel earlier this year,
and the city mayor Ignazio Marino has called for reinforced security for
the city’s major monuments and churches, including the Coliseum, the
Pantheon and the Vatican Museums. Rome’s Termini train station has also
seen an increased security presence, along with shopping centers and
The Islamic State released a video on Sunday showing the Islamic
militants beheading 21 Egyptian Christians, in which the masked leader
twice mentions Rome. The video is titled “A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the
Cross,” and the leader identifies their position as “on the south of
Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya.” After the beheading, the leader
says: “And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our Prophet, peace be upon him.”
National Review : When American Sniper came out, some people on the left didn’t like it very much — including Michael Moore.
You know who another critic is? Ali Khamenei, the “supreme leader” of Iran. You can read about his criticisms here. He has not seen the movie himself. But he has heard about it from others. And he says that the movie “encourages a Christian or non-Muslim youngster to harass and offend the Muslims.”
You know who has harassed, offended, tortured, and killed more Muslims than the worst Muslim-hater could ever dream of? Ali Khamenei and his evil dictatorship. I don’t think anyone, on either side of the issue, could have
failed to be impressed by the language of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has
delayed President Obama’s executive amnesty.
He wants a coalition of 26
states to have more time to pursue a lawsuit. (For a news article, go here.)
An amnesty would be “virtually irreversible,” he said. “The genie would
be impossible to put back into the bottle.”
What caused it? The panic from the ongoing and worldwide Depression in the 1930s had empowered extremist movements the world over. Like-minded, violent dictators of otherwise quite different Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Imperial Japan, and the Communist Soviet Union all wanted to attack their neighbors.
Yet World War II could have been prevented had Western Europe united to deter Germany. Instead, France, Britain, and the smaller European democracies appeased Hitler. The United States turned isolationist. The Soviet Union collaborated with the Third Reich. And Italy and Japan eventually joined it.
The 1930s saw rampant anti-Semitism. Jews were blamed in fascist countries for the economic downturn. They were scapegoated in democracies for stirring up the fascists. The only safe havens for Jews from Europe were Jewish-settled Palestine and the United States. Does all this sound depressingly familiar? The aftershocks of the global financial meltdown of 2008 still paralyze the European Union while prompting all sorts of popular extremist movements and opportunistic terrorists.
After the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, America has turned inward. The Depression and the lingering unhappiness over World War I did the same to Americans in the 1930s. Premodern monsters are on the move. The Islamic State is carving up Syria and Iraq to fashion a fascist caliphate.
Obama: “Many Muslim Americans across our country are worried and afraid”
Jihad Watch : Non-Muslims
may be worried and afraid because of jihad terror, but that doesn’t
bother the President: he is busy fostering the Islamic supremacist
victimhood narrative so indefatigably furthered by groups like the
Hamas-linked terror org CAIR.
Comments interspersed below. “President Obama: Our fight against violent extremism,” by Barack Obama, Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2015:
…In the face of this challenge, we must stand united
internationally and here at home. We know that military force alone
cannot solve this problem. Nor can we simply take out terrorists who
kill innocent civilians.
We also have to confront the violent extremists
— the propagandists, recruiters and enablers — who may not directly
engage in terrorist acts themselves, but who radicalize, recruit and
incite others to do so.
So now when Muslims attack non-Muslims solely because they are
non-Muslims, it’s the fault of “anti-Muslim hate speech.” Apparently
this Muslim was driven into a homicidal rage by all the anti-Muslim hate
speech he was seeing in the mainstream media (where? when?), and went
out and attacked non-Muslims for it.
The implication here is that if there weren’t any “anti-Muslim hate
speech,” Muslims wouldn’t attack non-Muslims for being non-Muslim. So
what Mehdi Hasan, Political Director of the
Huffington Post UK and Presenter at Al Jazeera English, is saying here
is that our response to a Muslim attacking non-Muslims solely because
they are non-Muslims should be to restrict criticism of Islam.
I have exposed him as a fascist foe of the freedom of speech before, and here is more proof of that.
Blazing Cat Fur : Members of Hizb ut-Tahrir are preparing for intense scrutiny by security agencies ahead of Tony Abbott’s announcement on Monday of new security legislation to crack down on the group.
The prime minister has signalled that “Hizb ut-Tahrir and others who nurture extremism in our suburbs” are in the sights of the government, but has not confirmed whether he will go as far as banning the group.
Leaders of Hizb ut-Tahrir are auditing the ranks ahead of Abbott’s announcement, a source close to the organisation told Guardian Australia.
“They’re telling anybody who’s Salafi-jihadi that they have to pick: you’re either with us, or you’re either with the Salafi-jihadists,” the source, who did not wish to be named, said.
“They’re worried who they’ll be responsible for knowing.”
Jobs for Jihadi Delinquents - But they want blood, not jobs.
National Review : At the White House Summit on Extremism That Shall Remain Unspecified Because Violent Followers Belonging To Unnamed Extremist Movement Might Take Extreme Offense And Act Extremely, the feds are touting a groundbreaking new strategy to fight terrorists.
Just kidding. It’s actually the same old futile strategy that big-government liberals use to cure everything: mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money.Instead of killing jihadists, keeping them off our soil, locking up their poisonous spiritual agitators, and shutting off their terror-funding pipelines, President Obama called on America and the world to “invest” in unnamed immigrant “communities” vulnerable to unnamed extremism.
Some of the most generous welfare states on the planet have suffered horrific jihad attacks this year. Liberal Denmark’s soft-on-jihad rehab program has been a disaster. But that hasn’t stopped State Department spokes-babbler Marie Harf from mewling incessantly about “combating poverty” to combat ISIS.
Vice President Joe Biden opened the convention of jihad-coddlers on Tuesday by emphasizing the need for “respect” (cha-ching) and “a sense of community.” White House senior aides spoke generically about terrorists of “all shapes and sizes,” as they studiously avoided the precise nature and identity of the perpetrators of evil that precipitated the meeting.
Muslim jihadists chopped off the heads of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya last weekend.
Muslim jihadists launched deadly shooting sprees in Copenhagen at a cartoonists’ free-speech event and a synagogue.
Muslim jihadists murdered Jews at a kosher deli in Paris and slaughtered the entire staff of Charlie Hebdo over their drawings.
Muslim jihadists caged and burned alive Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.
Muslim jihadists threw gays off buildings in Iraq.
Muslim jihadists beheaded journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, humanitarian workers Alan Henning and Peter Kassig, and Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto Jogo.
Muslim jihadists have kidnapped and slaughtered thousands of innocent men, women, and children in Nigeria.
American Thinker : Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light.
It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.
The Associated Press took this astonishing photo as the African dignitaries joined Obama, who hosted the event, in a State Department auditorium for a group photograph.
It was published in an article in Britain’s Daily Mail, and it was the only use ever of the photo.
The one-finger display is the distinctive Muslim gang sign: The index finger points straight up while the thumb wraps underneath and presses against the digital phalange of the middle finger. The remaining fingers are squeezed against the palm in order to highlight the extended forefinger.
The extended finger is symbolic of the one-God concept of Muhammad and is understood by all believers to be a symbolic shahada, the Muslim affirmation of faith: There is but one God and Muhammad is his messenger.
There is nothing in Obama’s head that is American.
He is an antithetical American, a polar opposite of its values that he is routinely undermining. His finger in the air at the African Leaders’ Conference is unambiguous evidence.
And it is evidence that you have been had America. God, have you ever been had.
We’re Not the Enemy Recognize evil, and fight it. By Ben Carson
National Review : The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State (or ISIS) were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism.
This, coupled with beheadings and crucifixions, gives us a better understanding of the evil we along with the rest of the world are facing.
These terrorists have stated their intention to annihilate Israel and to destroy the American way of life, which they consider corrupt and evil. Undoubtedly, we in America have our faults just as every other country inhabited by human beings does, but it requires the suspension of knowledge of accurate American history to believe, as some do, that we are the source of much of the trouble in the world.
Conditions in the world have improved more dramatically since the advent of the United States than at any other time in human history. Our innovation and compassion have provided one of the highest standards of living in the world while lifting conditions in many other nations.Understanding that we are not evil makes it easier to identify evil elsewhere and to combat it effectively. When we accept the falsehood that everyone is equally bad, and, therefore, we have no right or obligation to interfere with atrocities occurring elsewhere in the world, we facilitate the development and growth of groups such as ISIS, which are not dissimilar to the followers of Adolf Hitler, who also aspired to world domination.
An objective analysis of American history will demonstrate that we were late in joining the efforts of others to combat evil during both World War I and World War II. Hopefully, we have learned from these mistakes that it is better to fight enemies while they are in their adolescent stages than to wait until they have fully matured and pose a much greater threat.
Matthew : 6:1Instruction about Giving and Fasting 1"Beware
of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them;
otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2"So
when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the
hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be
honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.…
Cross References Matthew 6:5
when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray
standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by
others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. Matthew 6:16
you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure
their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have
received their reward in full. Matthew 23:5
"Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long;
This woman is dumber than a box of rocks! She and the Obama administration are trying to deny and hope it all goes away so as not to give ISIS credibility....ROFL,..it's not going to go away,..it's going to get worse, much worse the longer we wait!
This is Radical Islam wanting to conquer the world!
They will not stop ever,..until every Christian, Jew and freedom loving person is dead
Obama Scolds the West - Islam as a Victim Civilization By Mona Charen
National Review : President Obama’s scolding of Western civilization at the National Prayer Breakfast (“Let’s not get up on our high horse”) may go down in history as the emblematic moment of his presidency.
It was atrociously ill-timed and characteristically sophomoric. My colleague Jay Nordlinger observed that Obama sounded just like the students in the 1980s who, when presented with evidence of the Soviet gulag, would respond with the tu quoque rejoinder: “Well, what about racism?”
Yet what we have in the Obama administration isn’t moral equivalence; it seems to border on self-hatred. Jihadist barbarians are burning captives in cages, beheading Christians, gunning down French cartoonists, blowing up Buddhist statues, attacking Hindu businessmen in Mumbai, targeting Jews for execution, starving Yazidis, and taking eight-year-old girls into sex slavery, yet President Obama cannot express simple outrage and determination to stop them.
Apparently, that’s not the way his mind works. He seems to say to himself, “I don’t want my people to feel superior to the ‘other.’ After all, which civilization is the guiltiest on planet Earth? Ours! If the Muslims are committing some atrocities these days, it’s only because we drove them to it by the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition and colonialism and supporting dictatorships and creating the State of Israel.”
Though he has come to power in an era when everyone except the village idiot understands that radical Islam is a worldwide menace claiming (mostly Muslim) victims on every continent, and that it has gained serious footholds even in formerly moderate nations like Turkey, this president and his party are so solipsistic that they cannot even see the Islamic world in its own terms. He and they can see it only as a victim of the West.Obama appears to be judging the entire Islamic world that way.
Because it has been a victim (it hasn’t, but leave that to one side), it cannot be giving rise to savage offshoots. Any crimes committed in the name of Islam are adventitious. Accordingly, Major Nidal Hassan’s jihadi attack at Fort Hood was labeled “workplace violence.” Faizal Shahad’s unsuccessful attempt to blow up Times Square was called a “lone wolf” attack. When ISIS began its trail of torment, President Obama denied that the organization was truly Islamic.
Attorney General Holder refused to identify Islamic extremism as a motive for worldwide terrorists. After ISIS cut off the head of American Steven Sotloff, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “The real face of Islam is not what we saw yesterday, when the world bore witness again to the unfathomable brutality of ISIL terrorist murders.”
With each passing day, this administration’s refusal to speak plainly about radical Islamic terrorists becomes more and more surreal.
King Abdullah of Jordan says it. General Sisi of Egypt says it. European leaders say it. The United Arab Emirates has published a list of 80 terrorist groups around the world — all of them Muslim.
National Review : President Obama claims he inherited a mess in the Middle East. Not so.
Fracking and horizontal drilling on private lands in the U.S. had taken off in the last years of the Bush administration and by 2009 were set to revolutionize America’s energy future. By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and therefore far more clout in the region.
Iraq was mostly stable; in Anbar Province tens of thousands of jihadists had been killed by U.S. troops and their tribal allies. Iran’s scope was limited by a new moderate axis of Sunni states, Israel, and the United States. A bruised Hezbollah faced a huge rebuilding tab in southern Lebanon. Libya was beginning to shed at least some of its bizarre past.
The Palestinians had no desire for another Intifada. The Middle East was looking to the U.S. for leadership, inasmuch as the surge in Iraq had regained respect for American arms and determination.
All that now is ancient history. In five critical areas, the U.S. blew it.
Sanctions were starting to squeeze
Iran, which had been unable to absorb Shiite-dominated Iraq. Unrest in Iran was rising, spearheaded by pro-Western young reformers. Less than a month after Barack Obama’s inauguration, over a million Iranians hit the streets to protest their country’s rigged elections. The Europeans were beginning to understand that a nuclear Iran posed a greater threat of nuclear blackmail to the EU than to the U.S.
Australian Copts ‘now under threat from ISIS sympathisers’
Blazing Cat Fur : AUSTRALIAN members of the Coptic Orthodox Church are now under threat from Islamic State sympathisers, their leaders say, after the terror group ordered more attacks against them and filmed the beheading of 21 Christians in Libya.
Describing the global threat posed to members of the church as “very real”, its Melbourne leader, Bishop Anba Suriel, sent a text message to Tony Abbott raising concerns over the graphic beheading video and Islamic State’s call for the further killing of Christians.
Bishop Suriel said he would discuss the threat with authorities while seeking assurances that police would increase patrols at Coptic churches in Australia.
UK: “A man from Liverpool” charged with attempting to obtain a chemical weapon
Jihad Watch : The
BBC deigns to tell us his name, Mohammed Ammer Ali, but other than that
tells us only that he is “a man from Liverpool.”
As is typical of the
mainstream media, it makes no mention whatsoever of the fact that there
is a jihad against the West, and that Mohammed Ammer Ali likely
considers himself to be a soldier of that jihad.
This kind of coverage
would be like reporting that on December 7, 1941, a group of men from
Japan destroyed some ships at Pearl Harbor, with no hint that it was an
act of war or that the Japanese Empire was behind it.
“Man charged over ‘chemical weapon,'” BBC, February 16, 2015 : A man from Liverpool has been charged with attempting to obtain a chemical weapon, police have said. Mohammed Ammer Ali, 31, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London on Tuesday.
Shocking hidden camera footage shows journalist wearing a skullcap being spat at, called a 'dog' and threatened as he walks the streets . Nothing to do about Zioniam nor Israel, just old fashioned Jew hatred, so don't bother about saying I don't hate Jews only.............
Britain is Lost - The Fuc***g Guardian wants you to capitulate and become Dhimmis
Bllazing Cat Fur : The most important point about the murders in Copenhagen is not the obvious and ghastly fact that they took place.
We are by now not very shocked by the existence of terrorism in Europe…
What was remarkable was the presence at the targeted event of the French ambassador. This shows the way in which free speech has become a totemic symbol and test of identity for many across Europe…
Free speech is part of this civic morality in Scandinavia. It is religious in as much as it functions as a part of identity, a moral duty, something that must be upheld by everyone – and a good that triumphs over mere calculations of advantage. This is why the shootings are so worrying in the long run.
They set up a clash of integral, almost sacred values in which neither side may seem amenable to reasonable compromise… But this is a moment when everyone will need to step back from their principles and show more of the pragmatism for which Denmark is also famous… Even though this is was from the Guardian, the commenters are pushing back (at least some of them):
Krauthammer’s Take Islamist ideology of ISIS akin to Nazism.
National Review : Make no mistake about the seriousness of the threat posed by the Islamic State, says Charles Krauthammer.
In the wake of the murders of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, “[ISIS] is not just Islamic radicalism anymore, or Islamic terrorism, which is only a tactic. This is really Islamist supremacy. And in that sense, it is akin to Nazism. That was racial supremacy; here it’s Islamist.” “The ideology of ISIS is clearly supremacist,” said Krauthammer on Monday’s Special Report, “in the sense that anybody who is not Islamic in their understanding is to be either enslaved or eradicated. This is a genocidal movement. You kill Christians, you kill Jews, you kill Yazidis (but you may in certain circumstances enslave them).
That’s what we’re up against, and we have an administration that will not even admit that there’s a religious basis underlying what’s going on.”
That refusal is alarming, said Krauthammer: “Churchill saved England and civilization because in 1940 he was able to enlist the English language, and he put it to work on behalf of civilization.
What this administration is doing is precisely the opposite. It’s sort of deconstructing any resistance with its refusal to acknowledge the obvious.”
Hate-Crime Hoax A Texas student admits she fabricated an anti-Muslim attack.
National Review : A student at the University of Texas–Arlington who had claimed she was threatened at gunpoint in an anti-Muslim hate crime on campus now admits that she made the whole thing up and wasn’t even at school that day.
Ambreen Sharif originally told police that a man followed her six mile to campus on February 11, then threatened her at gunpoint when she parked, according to an article in the Arlington Voice.Sharif also posted about the incident on Facebook, suggesting that it had been prompted by the fact that she’s Muslim:
“Im [sic] not going to generalize and say all Americans are like the ones that followed me today but I have to say that others like him will use the Chapel Hill incident of today and continue to do such hate crimes,” she wrote in a Facebook post that has now been deleted, according to an article in the Daily Caller. “All we can do is protect ourselves and continue to pray to Allah that this country and its people learn to accept Muslims.”
According to the post, the attacker’s exact words had been: “Watch the f*** out, we’re killing all of you.”
“I have felt no closer to death before,” Sharif’s post stated. “I also closed my eyes and said Laa ilaha ill Allah, Mohammudur Rasool Ullah.”
Before being deleted, the post had been shared more than 850 times.
Inconvenient Truths about ISIS It’s folly to deny their Islamic roots. By David French
National Review : Over at The Atlantic, Graeme Wood has written the most important article I’ve yet read about ISIS and Islam, an excerpt:
But Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group’s theology, told me, “embarrassed and politically correct, with a cotton-candy view of their own religion” that neglects “what their religion has historically and legally required.” Many denials of the Islamic State’s religious nature, he said, are rooted in an “interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition.”
According to Haykel, the ranks of the Islamic State are deeply infused with religious vigor. Koranic quotations are ubiquitous. “Even the foot soldiers spout this stuff constantly,” Haykel said. “They mug for their cameras and repeat their basic doctrines in formulaic fashion, and they do it all the time.”
He regards the claim that the Islamic State has distorted the texts of Islam as preposterous, sustainable only through willful ignorance. “People want to absolve Islam,” he said. “It’s this ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ mantra. As if there is such a thing as ‘Islam’! It’s what Muslims do, and how they interpret their texts.” Those texts are shared by all Sunni Muslims, not just the Islamic State. “And these guys have just as much legitimacy as anyone else.”
The article pulls no punches on the group’s savagery and its religious appeal, including detailing exactly its program for engineering an apocalypse.
Let’s not forget that this group not only out-brutalizes al-Qaeda, it dramatically out-recruits al-Qaeda, something that all those who serve as apologists for the contemporary Islamic culture and the contemporary Islamic world should find sobering. It has become something of an article of faith amongst some quarters of the intelligentsia that ISIS will eventually “alienate” so many Muslims that it will burn itself out.
Yes, ISIS alienates Muslims, but it also attracts other Muslims, and it can rule by sheer terror over those it alienates. Absent its comprehensive defeat, there is no real sign that the flow of recruits is abating or that its ideology is any less compelling to its target audience.
Read it all here.........
No ‘Terrorists’ for BBC Arabic Imperiled Muslims know better.
National Review : Recently, the British-Libyan head of BBC Arabic, Tarik Kafala, announced that the BBC will avoid designating the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attacks as “terrorists.” His explanation appears in the Independent, a British newspaper that quotes him directly:
We try to avoid describing anyone as a terrorist, or an act as being terrorist. Terrorism is such a loaded word. The UN has been struggling for more than a decade to define the word, and they can’t. It is very difficult to. Clearly, all the officials and commentators [in Paris] are using the word “terrorist”, so obviously we do broadcast that.
By refusing to name the heinous actions of Islamist Jihadists as what they truly are — the acts of terrorists — BBC Arabic signals, at best, that it is intimidated by the Islamist cause. At worst, it could signal a blatant alliance with Islamist ideology and that it is pandering to Islamist sympathizers who may form part of its viewership. More offensive still is that BBC Arabic, by attempting to sanitize the lexicon, is infantilizing educated Muslims everywhere. Read it all here........
How Muslim Immigrants Have Made Copenhagen Dangerous for Jews
Monday, February 16, 2015
Front Page Magazine : The shootings in Copenhagen targeting a free speech event and a synagogue are an unfortunate reminder that Muslim immigration doesn’t bring diversity.
Islamic immigration leads only to Islamization. And Islamization is the end of diversity. Here is what life is already like for Jews in Copenhagen. Most visitors to Copenhagen avoid the gritty neighborhood
of Nørrebro, a mixed enclave of immigrants, lower-middle class Danes,
and gentrifying white hipsters…
The street is thick with kebab and shawarma shops, halal butchers,
and traditional Scandinavian bakeries—the konditori—advertising daily
specials in Arabic. Nørrebro, once a working-class redoubt famous for
its strident left-wing politics, now bustles with religiously
conservative immigrants who abandoned the chaos of their home countries
for the stability of the welfare state.
Not being an Israeli—Krasnik specified that he was, in fact, a Danish
Jew—he escaped without a beating. It was an inauspicious start, but he
forged ahead and was soon confronted by another group of young
immigrants. “Some young people, boys, started to shout ‘are you Jewish?’
and were giving me the finger,” he recalled. “One of the younger guys, a
Somali, came over and asked me, ‘Are you Jewish?’
I said, ‘Yes of
course.’ And he ran back to the group and said, ‘Go to hell, Jew.’” No
one tried to hit Krasnik—it was early afternoon, and the street was
bustling—but the journalist had the feeling that physical violence
loomed. “I started to feel … unpleasant,” he told me. “I thought: If I keep
doing this for an hour or two, something will happen. And if I did this
everyday, I would get my ass kicked around.”
Sun News Network, R.I.P. Canada loses its equivalent of Fox News. By Michael Taube
National Review : On the most unlucky of days, Friday the 13th, the Sun News Network went off the air last week.
Launched in April 2011, SNN was Canada’s first attempt at a small-“c” conservative television network — and could very well be its last.
There are a number of television networks currently operating in my country. Some of them are publicly owned, such as CBC News Network and TVO. Others are partially or completely financed with private money, including CTV News Channel and Global.
But all view the world from a position well to the left of center.This doesn’t mean there aren’t conservatives and libertarians working for, or appearing on, Canadian television. I’ve appeared on all these networks, and have been a weekly political pundit on CTV News Channel since March 2013. I have always been treated decently and fairly.
Many on Canada’s right desired the formation of a conservative network, however.
They wanted to replicate the enormous success of Fox News in your country. As well, they hoped to further cultivate the right-leaning opinions that already thrive in the National Post and Sun Media newspapers, talk radio, various provincial governments, and the federal Conservative government.
National Review : At the risk of being melodramatic, it must nonetheless be said: We are in a war for civilization itself, and Barack Obama is not on the right side.
We are in a battle for civilization because the Islamic State, which is darkness and evil personified, has declared war against us — and we in the West and the modernized Orient (Japan, India, Taiwan, and the like) are, despite our flaws, the very repository of civilization. They are backwards; we are enlightened.
They are warped; we are well-intentioned. They are inhuman; we are humane. They are soul-less; we are desirous, however imperfectly, of a grace beyond our ken.The Islamic State, meanwhile, is aided in its anti-civilizational enterprise even by some of its nominal enemies. The Iran of the ayatollahs is a cancer on humanity, while Hamas and Hezbollah are its murderous allies, serving Al-Qaeda and its affiliates still poison vast swaths of the Middle East and Africa.
The Muslim Brotherhood bizarrely enjoys something approaching respectability in left-wing circles, although in reality it’s a vicious virus working toward death. North Korea is, of course, a black hole; Russia is led by a black-hearted villain. And in other places in the world, Marxists still peddle their poison.
Against those antediluvian influences, in the very heart of the Middle East darkness, only one nation fully embraces Western civilization.
That nation is Israel. It is a representative republic. It guarantees civil rights and all the basic human rights. It is a land where commerce thrives, where faiths of all kinds are protected, where people walk free, and where Western civilization is cherished. Israel merits support not mostly because it is a haven for Jews in a hostile world — although history teaches that such a haven is necessary — but because it is a phalanx of liberty and decency behind enemy lines.
Say, wait a minute: an attack on a "bunch" of artists and writers,
followed by an attack on a "bunch" of Jews? Didn't we run this story
Why, yes, we did. But don't worry, that was Paris. Whereas this time
it's Copenhagen. Two entirely separate cities. So, like President Obama
says, it's all just entirely "random". "Bunches" here, "bunches" there, but they're all just random bunches of random folks.
If I were Jen Psaki or Josh Earnest, I would need to hose myself down
every evening after peddling that much sewage all day long.
By shutting down debate on why these victims, why these
perpetrators, and keeping it all nice and random, the President is
objectively advancing the interests of the other side - whose modus
operandi is also to shut down debate, albeit more murderously. My
thoughts and prayers are with my friends in Copenhagen this evening.
*UPDATE: The man shot in the head has died. But fortunately the leader of the free world is on top of things:
President Obama is in Palm Springs for the weekend and was on the golf course as the day's events unfolded.
Mark Steyn : Today, Valentine's Day, a café in Copenhagen hosted a discussion on
"Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression".
Islam knows not "freedom of
expression", and the inclination of a certain proportion of its
adherents is to respond to any "discussion" by opening fire. Why wouldn't they? As President Selfie told the UN General Assembly,
"The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam."
The fanatics of Islam take him at his word, and act accordingly.
So at that café this afternoon they came in shooting and yelling
"Allahu Akbar!" - which is Arabic for "Can't we all just get along?"
Three policemen are wounded and one member of the public - a 40-year-old
man - is dead. And, in a small hitherto peaceable Scandinavian kingdom,
another little bit of European cultural life and artistic spirit
shrivels and dies.
The principal speaker was the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, with whom I
had the honor to share a stage in Copenhagen four years ago when I was
given the Danish Free Press Society's Sappho Award. If you don't know
Lars, here's what I had to say about him a while back:
Blazing Cat Fur : The dead of Valentine’s Day in Copenhagen have now been named:
Dan Uzan was a 37-year-old Jew – sorry, I mean “member of the random community” – and he died outside the synagogue serving as a “security guard” for a Bat Mitzvah. That’s part of the problem – long before anybody starts killing the security guards. In Europe in the 21st century, a young girl’s Bat Mitzvah can only take place behind a security perimeter. What a sewer the EU elites have made of their Eutopia.
The state church – the Church of Denmark – does not require security guards, nor elsewhere on the Continent do Catholic churches. But Jewish religious and social life in Copenhagen and across Europe is now possible only behind a barrier of security.
Laura Rosen Cohen has a useful round-up of those foot-of-page-17 news stories that chart, remorselessly, the social disintegration of Denmark – from the security perimeter, to the advice to Jews not to wear identifying marks of their faith when they leave the house, to the exclusion of Jewish children from public schools.Mr Nørgaard's film Lê Lê is the tale of four siblings who fled Vietnam and wound up running one of the most successful restaurant businesses in Scandinavia.
One assumes that's the sort of thing David Cameron had in mind when he issued the following response to the slaughter in Copenhagen:
Denmark and Britain are both successful multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracies and we must never allow those values to be damaged by acts of violence like this.
That's the usual Cameronian bollocks. As recently as the late Eighties, over 90 per cent of Danes were (albeit highly residual) members of the Church of Denmark, so it wasn't that "multi-faith".
In reality, for almost their entire history, both Denmark and Britain were mostly ethnically homogeneous societies that admitted small numbers of immigrants who generally assimiliated and sometimes, as in Lê Lê, distinguished themselves. And then, a generation or so back, the Cameronian elites in Britain and on the Continent committed themselves to a process of mass, transformative immigration on a scale unknown to any society in human history outside of conquest.
"Multiculturalism" is a Trojan horse Europe gave itself in an act of moral vanity, and waiting inside was Islam.The more Islamic a society gets, the less free speech it has - the less intellectual inquiry, artistic achievement, contrarian spirit. Most western Muslims are not willing themselves to open fire on synagogues or Lars Vilks, but they help maintain the shriveled definition of acceptable expression that helps license the fanatics of Copenhagen and Paris.
Muslims in Europe, North America and Australia will pay lip service to "free speech", and then promptly re-define it as excluding speech that "blasphemes" or "insults" their faith - which is to say them. Which is to say the great vulgar, brawling, free-for-all of free societies does not apply to them. So, when, say, France's Muslim population reaches 20 per cent, you will need to have the support of three-quarters of the remaining 80 per cent to maintain even a bare popular majority in favor of free speech.
Blazing Cat Fur : ROME—Pope Francis today signed a death warrant for comedian Bill Maher, citing Maher’s “repeated insults against the Christian Religion”.
The action was announced during the Pope’s weekly address from his residence overlooking St. Peter’s Square and was met with enthusiastic cheering by thousands of Swiss Guards and others thronging the open-air area. Francis, who deposed his predecessor Benedict in a military coup one-and-a-half years ago, made a parallel between insulting Christianity and insulting someone’s grandmother, asserting that both deserved death.
Maher could not be reached for comment and was reportedly in hiding in an undisclosed location. His television show, while still running on some stations, has now been pulled by the majority of them, citing “security concerns” following the assassination of a station manager in Japan by Christianist terrorists a few days ago. The Christian holy city of Rome has been off-limits to non-Christians since the era of Constantine.
ST. LOUIS, MO—Fighters for the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) reached the outskirts of this Midwestern city yesterday, promoting panic among residents and an outflux of refugees southwards. The WBC, little more than a cult surrounding an extended family a few years ago, now controls a five-state territory stretching from southern Nebraska to Northern Mississippi. Its slogan, “God Hates Everyone”, has proved appealing to inhabitants of the war-torn region, raked by sectarian Baptist-Pentecostal warfare ever since the authoritarian regime of David Duke was deposed by a Saudi-Arabian-led military coalition thirteen years ago.
The WBC recently announced that the entire female population of Arkansas had been sold into slavery.
NAIROBI, KENYA—President Barrack St. Michael Obama condemned the WBC today in a prayer breakfast for a diverse group of invited Kenyan religious leaders. “Though I am a Muslim”, Obama stated, “I denounce those who hijack and besmirch the beautiful faith of Christianity. The future does not belong to Christian haters. Long Live Christ the King!” Predictably, this fueled conspiracy theories among Islamic right-wingers that Obama was secretly a Christian.