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“When you're left wounded on

Afganistan's plains and

the women come out to cut up what remains,

Just roll to your rifle

and blow out your brains,

And go to your God like a soldier”

“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”

“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace,

for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .”
“The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.

“Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man."
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

The Soldier stood and faced God

Which must always come to pass

He hoped his shoes were shining

Just as bright as his brass

"Step forward you Soldier,

How shall I deal with you?

Have you always turned the other cheek?

To My Church have you been true?"

"No, Lord, I guess I ain't

Because those of us who carry guns

Can't always be a saint."

I've had to work on Sundays

And at times my talk was tough,

And sometimes I've been violent,

Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny

That wasn't mine to keep.

Though I worked a lot of overtime

When the bills got just too steep,

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said

And I never passed a cry for help

Though at times I shook with fear,

And sometimes, God forgive me,

I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place

Among the people here.

They never wanted me around

Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here,

Lord, It needn't be so grand,

I never expected or had too much,

But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne

Where the saints had often trod

As the Soldier waited quietly,

For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you Soldier,

You've borne your burden well.

Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,

You've done your time in Hell."

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May the year 2014, be plentiful, with happiness, health and wealth to all the visitors, to my blog
Sunday, November 30, 2014
This will remain on top until the end of the year, may your lives glitter with happiness, hope and prosperity this year, 2014.

posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 11:59 PM   0 comments
NYT: So many Arab states are ‘effectively’ allied with Israel that Kerry had to turn to the lunatics of Turkey and Qatar for mediators
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting.
Not this time.

After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has led a new coalition of Arab states — including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls the Gaza Strip. That, in turn, may have contributed to the failure of the antagonists to reach a negotiated cease-fire even after more than three weeks of bloodshed.

“The Arab states’ loathing and fear of political Islam is so strong that it outweighs their allergy to Benjamin Netanyahu,” the prime minister of Israel, said Aaron David Miller, a scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington and a former Middle East negotiator under several presidents. “I have never seen a situation like it, where you have so many Arab states acquiescing in the death and destruction in Gaza and the pummeling of Hamas. The silence is deafening.”
Read it all here...........
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The Middle East Problem
Join Dennis Prager of Prager University as he gives a lucid and knowledgable synopsis of the Middle East conflict.
Although his explanation is based on historical fact, these facts are becoming murkier and murkier as the Moslem countries of the Middle East attempt to rewrite them.

Dennis Prager asks an intriguing question. Why can’t the one Jewish state in the world be allowed to exist? Who is he in essence asking? The Arab nations that surround Israel? America? The UN?
When observing the behavior of the Moslem nations and then the behavior of the Jewish nation you begin to wonder why the world tends to support the Moslem stand on this extremely straightforward issue. As Prager explains “One side wants the other dead.”
Watch and decide for yourself
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:30 PM   0 comments
The Genocide Libel Israel’s opponents and their anti-Semitism. By Dennis Prager
National Review : In order to justify killing Jews, Jew-haters throughout history made up libels about the Jews that were so awful that they justified, at least for the Jew-hater, the mass murder of Jews.
The charge that the Jews of every age — not just some Jews at one time — killed God Himself was used by medieval Christians to justify mass murdering of Jews.
Then came another grotesque libel — what is known as the blood libel. Also prevalent in the Middle Ages, this charged Jews with kidnapping Christian children, sacrificing them, and using their blood to bake matzo (the unleavened Passover bread). Later libels against the Jews included the forgery known as “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which purported to prove that Jews plotted to rule the world.
At this very moment, we are living through as enormous a libel — directed not against all Jews, but against the Jewish state: Israel is committing genocide of Palestinians and is, therefore, morally identical to the Nazi regime. This libel is spread by left-wing radicals and by Muslims, especially in the Middle East.
Some examples: On a popular radio show in Italy, that country’s most famous philosopher, Gianni Vattimo, was asked whether he would like to see more Israelis killed. Vattimo responded: “Of course.” He then added that Israel is “a bit worse than the Nazis. . . . I’d like to shoot those bastard Zionists. . . . and [Europeans should raise money] to buy Hamas some more rockets.”
The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, told CNN International, “What Israel does to Palestine and to Gaza right now has surpassed what Hitler did to them. . . . We do not accept this genocide by Israel.” The foreign minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, announced: “These [Israeli] actions cannot be considered anything other than genocide and crimes against humanity.”
Read it all here........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:24 PM   0 comments
Cease the Ceasefires They cost more lives in the long run. By Thomas Sowell
National Review : Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest-looking little children I had seen anywhere.
It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that is exactly what happened. is understandable that today, many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop. Calls for a ceasefire are ringing out from the United Nations and from Washington, as well as from ordinary people in many places around the world.
Not only was Israel attacked by vast numbers of rockets, but it was also invaded — underground — through mazes of tunnels. There is something grotesque about people living thousands of miles away, in safety and comfort, loftily second-guessing and trying to micromanage what the Israelis are doing in a matter of life and death.
Such self-indulgences are a danger, not simply to Israel, but to the whole Western world, for they betray a lack of realism that shows in everything from the current disastrous consequences of our policies in Egypt, Libya, and Iraq to future catastrophes from a nuclear-armed Iran.
Read it all here...........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:20 PM   0 comments
‘A Hell of a Foray’ John Kerry stumbles aimlessly in Israel. By Rich Lowry
National Review : If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel–Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic foray.”
Kerry was caught sarcastically describing the Israeli offensive into Gaza as “a hell of a pinpoint operation” during his round of Sunday-show interviews two weeks ago, before telling his aide over the phone, “We’ve got to get over there” and “It’s crazy to be sitting around.”
Kerry held an ill-advised confab in Paris with Qatar and Turkey, the patrons of Hamas. Even the Palestinian Authority blasted this as the “friends of Hamas” meeting. With the Egyptians, the Saudis, the Emiratis, the Jordanians, and the Palestinian Authority all functionally on Israel’s side in the Gaza War, it should be in a superior diplomatic position, but its superpower patron evidently didn’t get the memo.
By the time Kerry returned home, he had been showered with so much criticism by the Israelis that the U.S. government was saying it could endanger our relationship.
Read it all here.............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:14 PM   0 comments
Winning a Lose/Lose War The world’s contortions over Gaza. By Victor Davis Hanson
National Review : Once again neighboring enemies are warring in diametrically opposite ways.
Hamas sees the death of its civilians as an advantage; Israel sees the death of its civilians as a disaster. Defensive missiles explode to save civilians in Israel; in Gaza, civilians are placed at risk of death to protect offensive missiles.
Hamas wins by losing lots of its people; Israel loses by losing a few of its own. Hamas digs tunnels in premodern fashion; Israel uses postmodern high technology to detect them. Hamas’s missiles usually prove ineffective; Israel’s bombs and missiles almost always hit their targets. Quiet Israeli officers lead from the front; loud Hamas leaders flee to the rear.
Incompetency wins sympathy; expertise, disdain.Westerners romanticize the Hamas cause; fellow Arabs of the Gulf do not. Westerners critical of Israel are still willing to visit Israel; sympathizers of Hamas do not wish to visit Gaza.
Democracy and free markets bring Westerners liberty, human rights, and prosperity — but many Westerners scorn these things in Israel, siding with those who deny human rights, ruin their economy, and practice a brutal prejudice against women, gays, and non-Muslims. In Gaza, a gay reporter, a female reporter with bare arms, a reporter with a small crucifix around his neck, the rare journalist who, surrounded by screaming Hamas supporters, dares to broadcast the truth from Gaza — all these in private would admit to being in fear while they are in Gaza in a way they are not when in Israel.
If 1,000 Arabs a week are killed by other Arabs in Syria and Iraq — whether bombed, shot, gassed, or beheaded — the Western world snoozes. If 400 Arabs are killed in a three-week war with Israel, that world suddenly awakes to damn Israelis as killers. Apparently the West, in racist fashion, assumes that killing one another is what Arabs do best. But when Israelis kill those who wish to kill them, outrage follows.
Read it all here............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 12:01 PM   0 comments
Wishing all my Muslim Mates Retired or Serving and to all Muslims a very Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2014
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 7:14 AM   0 comments
The ISIS State Killing Fields:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : Terror group releases horrifying video showing drive-by shootings, suicide bombings and dozens of other victims rounded up and executed

Warning graphic. The full length version is here.
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 10:33 PM   0 comments
UK jihadist: “We are in Iraq & Sham but…our eyes are upon Rome!”
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Jihad Watch : “Imam Ahmad reported in his Musnad that Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-‘As (may God be pleased with him) reports, Whilst we were around the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) writing down, he was asked,
Which of the two cities is to be opened first, Constantinople or Rome?’ He (the Prophet) answered, ‘The city of Heraclius will be opened first!’”  (Imam Ahmad, and Al-Albany) Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradawi quoted this hadith a few years ago and added:
“This means that Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor, after being expelled from it twice – once from the South, from Andalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.”
Read it all here.........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 3:29 PM   0 comments
A Battle for Civilization Israel is morally serious, Hamas is evil.
National Review : The fighting in Gaza and Israel this month has been nothing less than a battle for civilization itself.
On one side is the civilized, humane, morally serious state of Israel. The other side, Hamas, is a fetid, rotten branch of international Islamist terrorist evil. The United States should be doing all it can to help Israel wipe Hamas from the face of the Earth.
Moreover, if the corrupt and two-faced Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) will not help Israel destroy Hamas, then Fatah itself should be targeted with sanctions, while the United States should conduct a merciless diplomatic offensive against the PA.
Under the presidency of Barack Obama, of course, the United States will do none of these things. Obama’s sympathies seem to lie with the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is a part. But Obama’s moral obtuseness (or worse) provides all the more reason for the rest of us to raise our voices in support of Israel’s morally urgent attempts to eliminate most or all of Hamas’s illegitimate military/terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. Israel is on the side of the angels in this current warfare.
Some angels are avenging angels, and if those avengers are needed, so be it. Perhaps never since the Yom Kippur War of 1973 has the utter moral superiority of Israel been more distinct, even to many of the usual foggy-thinking chatterers who accept the fiddle-faddle that Palestinians are oppressed. In that 1973 war, Israel was clearly the victim of a perfidious surprise attack by multiple Arab states at once; for a few days, the tiny Jewish nation seemed in mortal danger (especially on and from the Golan Heights).
With its usual military prowess, Israel then reversed the tide and, in effect, won a signal victory and preserved its entire territory. What’s worth noting about that event is that, after the war, Israel controlled the Sinai peninsula, the West Bank, and Gaza. Since then, it has willingly relinquished the entire Sinai in return for peace with Egypt and generously relinquished governance of both Gaza and the West Bank in sincere but vain hopes for peace with Palestinian terrorists.
It even went out of its way, in multiple respects, to try to help Gaza become a thriving area under Palestinian control — “a new Singapore,” as Israeli spokesmen are wont to say — only to have its good will repaid with hatred and violence again and again and again.
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How Islamic Are Muslims? Not very, in many Muslim countries.
National Review : Islamic law demands much of Muslims. How successfully do they fulfill its precepts? Scheherazade S. Rehman and Hossein Askari of George Washington University provide an answer in a 2010 article, “How Islamic Are Islamic Countries?

In it, they establish the Islamic teachings and then calculate how well these are applied in 208 countries and territories. They posit four separate indices (economics, the law and governance, human and political rights, international relations); then they combine these into a single overall index, which they call the Islamicity Index.Perhaps surprisingly, the ten countries that top the list of Islamicity turn out to be, starting at the top, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands.
The bottom ten are Mayotte, the West Bank and Gaza, Somalia, the Isle of Man, Eritrea, Sudan, the Channel Islands, Iraq, the Comoros, and Angola. Put differently, none of the top ten “Islamic” countries has a Muslim majority; but in seven of the bottom ten, one-half or more of the population is Muslim.
Of the Muslim-majority countries in the list, Malaysia (where Muslims are only barely a majority) has the highest ranking, coming in at No. 38. Of the countries that have a thoroughly Muslim majority, Kuwait, a fabulously rich oil exporter, has the highest ranking, at No. 48. Jordan has the highest ranking for a thoroughly Muslim-majority country without oil wealth, at No. 77.
Read it all here..........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 2:27 PM   0 comments
Below, Hillel Nuer from U.N. watch refutes some of the classic attempts at misdirection Hamas uses.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Al Jazeera tries to silence UN Watch's Hillel Neuer

Even a bit of truth managed to throw ex-PLO lawyer Diana Buttu & Human Rights Watch's Bill van Esveld on the defensive.

July 24, 2014.
Hat tip : Vlad Tepes
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:47 PM   0 comments
Christians are being forced out of Bethlehem - by Muslims
From EoZ: You know how Israel haters love to claim that Israel's "occupation" is somehow targeting Christians and forcing them to leave Bethlehem, not explaining why Muslims keep moving into that town?

From Standpoint:

While Bethlehem remains the most populous Christian city in the West Bank, its Christian population, as in the West Bank generally, is shrinking dramatically.
Only 50 years ago, Christians constituted 70 per cent of Bethlehem's population. Today they make up just 15 per cent. Christians number approximately 38,000 people in the West Bank, representing 2 per cent of the population.

"We used to be many. Now there are so few of us left. Everyone is trying to leave," says Samir, another salesman in a neighbouring shop selling Orthodox icons. Worrying about the consequences of complaining about the situation, Samir declined to use his real name. 
Read it all here........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:36 PM   0 comments
Four Women Sprayed in the Face With Acid by a Group of Muslim Men
Blazing Cat Fur : Pakistan, the most wonderfulest place on Earth!

QUETTA, Pakistan: Unidentified men travelling on two motorcycles attacked four women, one of them a teenager, outside a jewellery shop with acid in the Kili Kamalo area on the outskirts of Quetta on Monday.
The men used syringes to discharge the acid on the women’s faces as they emerged from the shop in the busy market area and escaped after the attack.
Read it all here............
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:16 PM   0 comments
Canada in the shit hole : They were screaming at us: F*ck the Jews, f*ck Jesus, f*ck Christians etc. So much for the apology.
Blazing Cat Fur : Yesterday the pro-Palestinian protesters in Calgary held another protest in front of the new City Hall.
The “mainstream media” reported that the protesters apologized for the beating of the pro- Israelite protesters that occurred on July 18th. What they did not want you to know is that after this so called apology yesterday, some of the pro-Palestinian protesters came again to the church uttering threats and declaring that they will kill us all.
Because the church had, like always, for the past 8 years an Israeli flag with them. Some of the “terrorists” wear masks covering their faces and with their hands and with their fingers close to their throats were showing to all of us how they are going to cut our throats.

They were screaming at us: F*ck the Jews, f*ck Jesus, f*ck christians etc.

So much for the apology.
Read it all here.........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:12 PM   0 comments
Victory for Israel, by Israel If the Obama administration won’t stand behind Israel, it should get out of its way By Matthew Continetti
National Review : Slandered, despised, insulted, degraded, Israel is nonetheless winning its war against Hamas.
The number of rocket attacks launched by the terror group each day has been halved. The IDF is uprooting the underground tunnels Hamas uses to smuggle weapons, contraband, and terrorists in and out of the Gaza Strip. On Wednesday evening, Israel’s Channel Two newscast carried footage of Hamas terrorists surrendering to the IDF.
The jihadists carried white flags. They stripped to their shorts, proving they were not wearing suicide belts. These are facts Hamas does not want you to know, images Hamas does not want you to see. And you probably won’t see them. Since the evening of July 17, when Israel launched its ground offensive, Western media has been filled with Hamas propaganda. In the United States, the debate over the conflict is invariably couched in terms favorable to Hamas:
Are civilian casualties too high? Is it safe to fly into Ben-Gurion airport? Has the IDF targeted schools and hospitals? One MSNBC anchor calls Israel, which abandoned Gaza in 2005, the “occupying authority.” Another praises a “gutsy” Israeli, who refuses to serve in her nation’s military.On CNN, the Islamist Turkish prime minister says Israel has “surpassed what Hitler did.” A CNN reporter calls Israelis “scum”; an NBC reporter tweets a scurrilous article calling U.S. Jews who join the IDF “America’s Israeli jihadists”; and a writer for Gawker says it’s time to send the Jews back to Germany.
Reporters once embedded with military forces. Now the talking points of a military force — the talking points of Hamas — are embedded in the U.S. media.  Secretary Kerry arrived in Cairo earlier this week. No one wanted him there. Egypt’s ruler, General Sisi, has no interest in saving Hamas through international diplomacy: The Muslim Brotherhood is his mortal enemy. Kerry then went from Cairo to Jerusalem, where he met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who& flew to the meeting on a plane chartered by Qatar, Hamas’s primary source of cash.
Kerry also met Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is too gracious to tell the secretary to go back to Boston. (Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, has said publicly what the Israeli government will not: Kerry is an unwelcome guest.) Next up was Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, who honored Kerry’s presence by endorsing Hamas’s call for a “Day of Rage” in the West Bank. Kerry “will soon decide if Hamas and Israel are willing to agree on a Gaza ceasefire,” Reuters says.

Kerry will decide? Who died and made him king?
Read it all here.........
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 6:07 PM   0 comments
The Laws of War Matter in Gaza No, Israel is not murdering Palestinians.
National Review : The Hamas charter proudly proclaims that the organization exists for the single purpose of destroying Israel, claiming all territory therein for Palestinians as part of the global Islamic-supremacist movement.
Manifestly, Palestinians knew this when they voted to be led by this notorious Muslim Brotherhood franchise, which has ruled Gaza for nearly a decade.
They also knew that Hamas operatives wage war through barbaric jihadist methods: intentionally targeting civilians for mass-murder attacks; refraining from wearing uniforms or otherwise distinguishing themselves as military combatants; blending in among the non-combatant population, and using civilian infrastructure — schools, hospitals, mosques, homes, etc. — as the launch-pad for rocket attacks, the storage depot for their arsenal, and the safe-haven for jihadist training and plotting.
These tactics are gross violations of the centuries-old laws and customs of war, long codified in modern international law. Yet, as Palestinians are well aware, the mass-murderers they’ve elected are not interested in abiding by the enemy-West’s rules of civilized warfare. Hamas uses its atrocious tactics to make retaliatory attacks difficult and to exploit for propaganda purposes the carnage that inevitably results from its willful deployment of children and other non-combatants as human shields.
Here, I use the term “non-combatant” advisedly. Many Palestinians are not “civilians” in the ordinary sense of that word. Though not themselves violent jihadists, such Palestinians are more than willing to provide material support to the jihad — financial contributions, helping hide terrorists and store weapons, and so on. This goes a long way toward explaining how the terrorist organization could win a popular election: As the many streets and schools in Gaza named after terrorist commanders and suicide bombers attest, a high percentage of the populace is invested in the jihad.
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American Muslims for Palestine official says photo of injured Israeli soldiers is “the most beautiful site [sic] in my eyes”
AMP beautiful siteJihad Watch : Still more open savagery and bloodlust from the supporters of the “Palestinians.
” They know that there is nothing that they can do that will stop the mainstream media from covering for them, so the mask is off this time. “AMP Official Defends Hamas, Praises Israeli Casualties,” IPT News, July 21, 2014:
The group American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) does not shy away from its support for the terrorist organization Hamas. The group’s National Campus Coordinator, Taher Herzallah, recently posted Palestine TV photos of injured Israeli soldiers and a destroyed tank to his personal Facebook page. The caption for both photos read: “The most beautiful site in my eyes.” It appears that this post has been removed.
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Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain
christians-eradicated-in-iraqJihad Watch : Having captured Mosul and emptied it of Christians, the Islamic State is now driving Christians out of the surrounding areas as well.
But Israel cannot be blamed and no Muslims are suffering from outbreaks of “Islamophobia,” so the international community takes little to no notice. “Islamic State now aggressively pursuing Christians in Nineveh Plain,” Catholic Online, July 24, 2014:
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The militia of the self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate having successfully driven all the Christians and Shiites from the city of Mosul in Iraq, has stepped up their campaign on ruthless persecution. “The attack started from a village controlled by jihadists,” Father Paul Thabit Mekko, a Chaldean priest told the Fides news agency, “but was rejected by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops."
In the night, panic had driven dozens of Christian families to flee to Dohuk, but the Kurdish soldiers who were controlling a checkpoint told them that the situation was under control and could return home.”
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posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 7:24 AM   0 comments
Hamas Morale Collapsing, Terrorists Flee IDF
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : "They simply escape, leaving behind weapons and suicide bomb vests that were laid out for battle.
This morning we stormed a position, and they just weren't there. I don't see a determined enemy. We have encountered stronger pockets of fighting in the past. But now, I would not give them a high grade for fighting spirit."
Using further eyewitness reports, the article describes how Hamas has integrated the tunnel network into the civilian infrastructure of Gaza, constructing entrances in homes and even mosques.
"I have not entered one civilian home that did not have weapons, suicide belts, or booby traps in it," the source told the Post, stressing the lengths to which the IDF goes to protect innocent civilians caught in the crossfire, regardless. The reports of a collapse in Hamas fighters' morale lends credence to other reports that Hamas leaders were considering a temporary truce suggested by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The organization has insisted in the past on making a ceasefire conditional on the removal of the international blockade of Gaza, which exists to prevent Hamas from importing weapons and materials to build its terror network even further than it has.
Read it all here......
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Six Days In June (Six Day War - Israeli victory) - Documentary
The shooting lasted on six tense days in June 1967, but the Six Day War has never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades stems from those six fateful days.
On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was in 1967. "Six Days" chronicles the events of forty years ago with a fresh historical perspective.

Beginning with the buildup for the war, and the political and military maneuvering of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Egyptian President Jame Adel Nasser, the film takes us through the six days of fighting, the war with Jordan, the occupation of the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem.
Featuring stunning archival footage and first-hand accounts of the war from both the Israeli and Arab soldiers who fought it, "Six Days" explores how these events became the flash point in history that reshaped the regional political landscape, destroyed old systems and brought new forces to the fore.
posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:43 PM   0 comments
Huffington Post, Ahmadi Muslim leader Qasim Rashid whitewash Qur’an’s teaching about subjugating Infidels
QasimRashid Jihad Watch : Why take issue with Qasim Rashid?
He says all the right things, doesn’t he? He condemns the Islamic State and other Islamic jihadists. He explains how what they do has nothing to do with Islam. He carries around naive non-Muslims who are avid to find Muslim “moderates,” like the UK Harry’s Place editor Sarah Brown, in his pocket like so many nickels and dimes.
So why can’t I join in the applause and congratulations for Rashid, for being just the kind of Muslim that the Sarah Browns of the world want to see in the West? Because there is a difference between reform and deception.
There is a difference between challenging an Islamic doctrine and calling for it to be reconsidered, and claiming that there is no such Islamic doctrine in the first place, despite the evidence of Muslims worldwide acting upon that doctrine. Qasim Rashid is not a reformer. He is a deceiver. And in his latest piece, he shows that yet again. “A Muslim’s Ramadan Message to ISIS: You Don’t Speak for Islam,” by Qasim Rashid, Huffington Post, July 23, 2014:
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Hamas killed 160 “Palestinian” children to build jihad terror tunnels
tunnel62044 Jihad Watch : Why, it’s genocide!
It’s murder! Oh, wait — if the “Palestinians” are the ones killing “Palestinian” children, then it doesn’t matter. There will be no international media outcry. “Hamas Killed 160 Palestinian Children to Build Terror Tunnels,” by Myer Freimann, Tablet, July 25, 2014 :
As the death toll of Operation Protective Edge rises, the deaths of children are firmly in the spotlight—and rightly so. It pains all reasonable people to hear of children dying as the consequence of war. Hamas and its supporters display gruesome pictures of dead and wounded children in order to gain sympathy for their portrait of Israel as the villain intent on killing Palestinians.
In response, Israel cites the need to stop Hamas from firing thousands of rockets at its own children, who are being forced to live in bomb shelters, as well as the need to eliminate the tunnels that Hamas dug into Israel in order to carry out terror attacks against Israelis. One tunnel opening was found underneath an Israeli kindergarten. But who built those tunnels?
The answer is Hamas, of course—using some of the same children who are now trapped under fire in Gaza. The Institute for Palestine Studies published a detailed report on Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon in the summer of 2012. It reported that tunnel construction in Gaza has resulted in a large number of child deaths.
“At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials”
The author, Nicolas Pelham, explains that Hamas uses child laborers to build their terror tunnels because, “much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies”.
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Paris: Jew assaulted after Facebook page publishes pics of French Jews
FrenchJewsJihad Watch : Still more victimization of Jews in France.
Will French authorities act? Or will they continue to cower in fear before predatory Leftists and Islamic supremacists?
“Facebook Page Publishing Identities of French Jews to Encourage Attackers; 15 Men Assault a Jew in Paris Suburb After Confirming Photo,” by  Joshua Levitt, Algemeiner, July 25, 2014:
A violent mob of  more than a dozen men in France assaulted a Jew at his home in a Paris suburb after confirming that his photograph had been published by a French Facebook page identifying Jews to be targeted for physical intimidation, The Union of Jewish Students of France, the UEJF, said in a statement on Friday.
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Qatar: Muslim cleric prays for Allah to kill the Jews
Jihad Watch : “Oh, Allah increase the pressure You exert upon the plundering Jews.
Demonstrate upon them the miracles of Your might, for they are no match to You. Count them one by one, and kill them to the very last one. Do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, disperse them. Oh Lord, freeze the blood in their veins.
Oh Allah, tear them asunder. Oh Allah, sow discord in their hearts.” We see this genocidal bloodlust all over the world — including recently in Berlin. “Qatar Friday Sermon: Allah, Kill the Jews, Freeze the Blood in Their Veins,” MEMRI, July 18, 2014:
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The media portray Israel as an all-white colonialist state. What’s the real story?
Friday, July 25, 2014
National Review : Mainstream-media outlets in the West love to run photographs of Palestinians, typically looking sympathetic in the ruins of bombed-out buildings.
On the rare occasions when editors include photos of Israelis, the images bear a striking similarity to one another: All the people in them are white. In reality, Israelis — including thousands of soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) — are not uniformly white or even Jewish.
Consider the commander of the Golani Brigade, one of the country’s elite infantry units, currently fighting in Gaza as part of Operation Protective Edge. Colonel Rasan Alian is an Arab Druse who has served in the IDF for over two decades. Recently wounded in the eye and hospitalized, he returned to the front lines as quickly as he could to lead his men.
In Alian’s own words, quoted in the Israeli press, “I want to go back to Gaza, and get to as many terrorists as possible.”Do you find it intriguing that an Arab abhors Hamas and has spent 20 years of his life defending the Jewish state? Well, CNN doesn’t. Its investigative journalists prefer to malign Israelis as “scum.” Apparently Rasan Alian just isn’t a compelling story.
Or what about Chief Warrant Officer Baynesian Kasahun and Staff Sergeant Moshe Malko, two of the Israeli soldiers tragically killed in combat? They are both black. In fact, peruse the entire list of those who have given their lives to stop Hamas’s reign of terror. There is a lot of diversity there.From all the photos in the New York Times over the past decade, you would never know that more than 125,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, and many of them have served in the IDF.
Or that, in addition to the Druse, large numbers of Bedouins volunteer to join the Israeli army, even though they are exempt from conscription. Or that Israel and the IDF boast Jews of Middle Eastern descent.
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Hamas’s Triumph The terrorist group continues to succeed in libeling Israel and stirring anti-Semitism globally.
National Review : Hamas, with perhaps unwitting help from President Obama, is achieving its war aim: to legitimize Islamic supremacism and Jew-hatred and take it global.
Jews are no longer safe in Europe or even in some places in the U.S. Who now recalls that when Hamas was elected, the world responded with disgust? Hamas was on everyone’s terrorist list. Flailing, the European Union, Russia, the United Nations, and the United States asked Hamas to recognize Israel, renounce terror, and agree to live by previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas refused. Nevertheless, its image is much improved.Hamas enjoys killing Israelis and Jews — “By God, we will not leave one Jew in Palestine” one of its leaders, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, told Al Jazeera — but thanks to Israel’s self-defense, opportunities for that pleasure are limited. Hamas has successfully terrorized southern Israel (and more recently, central Israel) with its deliberate missile attacks on civilians, and they take satisfaction in that.
But their chief aim and greatest victory is in forcing Israelis to kill Palestinians. It’s almost a matter of indifference to Hamas whether a dead child is an Israeli killed by a Hamas rocket deliberately aimed at a village, or a Palestinian child killed because Israel returned fire and the launcher was located in a kindergarten. If it’s the latter, the child’s image becomes part of the psychological war on Israel.
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Netanyahu Is Winning
National Review : As Clausewitz famously noted, “War is the continuation of policy by other means.”
Correspondingly, Israel’s military campaign in Gaza has had two objectives. First, to degrade and deter Hamas rocket teams. Second, to weaken Hamas as a political actor. On both counts, Israel appears to be finding success.
Rocket strikes from Gaza are decreasing in frequency, and Hamas is suffering major losses. Yesterday, 150 Hamas fighters surrendered to Israeli forces in the strategic Gaza–Egypt border town of Rafah. Most significantly, however, Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas is signaling a major split with Hamas.
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Hamas’s Useful Idiots
National Review : Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify.
Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu the other day about the difference between Israel and Hamas: “We’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.”
This is the ground truth of the latest Gaza War that gets obscured by the relentlessly repeated stark disparity in casualties between the Gazans, hundreds of whom have died in the conflict, and the Israelis.
Each civilian death in Gaza is a tragedy, but who is ultimately responsible? The moral calculus here is simple. Hamas precipitated the war and persisted in waging it even when Israel was willing to accept an Egyptian offer of a cease-fire. Hamas hides its rockets in schools and places its command bunkers under hospitals. It wants war, and it wants civilian casualties.
Joseph Stalin infamously said that one death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic. Hamas is happy with either a tragedy (the four kids killed on the beach by Israeli shells last week) or a statistic (the climbing civilian toll), so long as it is death and so long as it can be used in the propaganda war against Israel.
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Buffaloed by Khalid Qazi
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Law Exonerates a Murderous Rapist Father
Raymond Ibrahim: I first heard of Little Lama’s tragedy in February 2013 while teaching in Saudi Arabia.
Her story still fills me with sadness because of the evil some men can inflict on others, and anger due to the light sentence some of them receive for committing such atrocities.  For those unfamiliar with Lama’s story, this five year old little girl was raped, tortured, and beaten to death by her father, Fayhan al-Ghamdi, a well-known Muslim preacher who appeared regularly promoting Islam on Saudi television.
This tragic story began in the summer of 2011, when Little Lama, whose parents were divorced, visited her father in Riyadh for what should have been a joyful two week holiday.  Sadly for Lama, her father defied a court order granting Lama’s mother custody of her till the age of seven, and kept her despite the numerous pleas of his ex-wife. 
In December of the same year, Lama’s mother was informed by the Riyadh police that her daughter was in critical condition at the hospital as a result of the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.
In Riyadh, Lama’s mother was told by police officials that her ex-husband admitted beating Lama with cables and a cane because he doubted his five year old daughter’s virginity.  The beating was so brutal that Lama was admitted to the hospital with extensive bruising and burns, a crushed skull, a broken back, ribs and left arm, and a torn off fingernail.  
As if the above beatings weren’t enough, Fayhan al-Ghamdi also raped his daughter till her rectum was torn open, which he then attempted to close by burning it. The agony Little Lama suffered at the hands of her father sent her into a coma, where she remained until October 2012, at which time the remaining life in her fragile little body was extinguished and her soul found its way to heaven.
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Members of the Orchestra staged a walkout! Can you imagine this, if a Christian was to do this in a Muslim country? Probably lynched.
Queen Beatrix of Holland attends an Orchestral Concert.
The Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeds to give the Queen a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam.

Then the members of the Orchestra staged a walkout!
Great to see people with the courage of their convictions!
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Sudanese Christian woman who escaped apostasy death sentence meets with Pope Francis
++ Papa 30 min con Meriam,'grazie per tua testimonianza' ++Jihad Watch : “Francis thanked Meriam, who was accompanied by her husband and two small children, for her ‘testimony of faith’ and ‘perseverance.’”
A Vatican spokesman said that Francis wanted the meeting to be a “sign of closeness to all those who suffer due to their faith and practice of their faith.”
One may hope that his encounter with Meriam Ibrahim will lead the Pope to reconsider his benign and counterfactual view of Islamic law, and to realize that her death sentence for apostasy was based on Muhammad’s words and universally held principles of Sharia. “Meriam lands in Rome, meets Pope Francis,” ANSA, July 24, 2014:
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Reporters tell of Hamas attacks from civilian areas, get threats
Mideast Israel PalestiniansJihad Watch : Hamas appears to be trying desperately to keep the truth from getting out.
It is getting out nevertheless, but Hamas need not fear: the United Nations and the mainstream media will continue to cover for them and demonize Israel.
“Gaza reporters’ tweets: Hamas using human shields,” by Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, July 24, 2014: Several journalists from around the world reported seeing rockets fired from civilian areas in Gaza in recent days, and received threatening tweets in return accusing them of “informing” the IDF.
On Wednesday, Peter Stefanovic of Australia’s Channel Nine News tweeted: “Hamas rockets just launched over our hotel from a site about two hundred metres away. So a missile launch site is basically next door.”
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IDF calls out UN for lying about Gaza civilian casualties
hamas-koran-bomb-beltsJihad Watch : The UN has abandoned any semblance of working for peace and trying to maintain harmony among nations.
Their hatred of Israel has overridden everything else the organization does and once stood for. “IDF Calls Out UN for Lying About Gaza Civilian Casualties,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, July 24, 2014:
Israel is calling out a United Nations aid agency for falsely claiming that the Israeli Defense Forces did not permit civilians to evacuate a Gaza school where 15 people were killed today.
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) laid blame for the civilian deaths on the IDF, claiming it never received approval from the IDF for an evacuation from the facility.
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Egyptian TV Hosts Slam Hamas Leaders: We Are Sick and Tired of You
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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UN watch addresses the UN on the Israel Gaza conflict
Hey does anyone know what the UN resolution on the actual successful genocide of non-Muslims that was accomplished recently in the new state of The Tard Reich (AKA the Islamic State or,
‘The Caliphate’) by ISIL?

Anyone? It must have been very harshly worded indeed!
From Vlad Tepes
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The Case For Israel
As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions -- right here in America.

Bill Whittle makes the historical and moral case for Israel, and shows just who, indeed, are the tyrants and aggressors in the Middle East.
From Blazing Cat Fur
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9 Things You Need To Know About Hamas — Straight From Its Charter
Daily Caller : Before you comment on the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, you really have to read the charter upon which the terrorist group Hamas was founded. To understand Israel’s enemy in Gaza, you have to know why the group was constituted. And it wasn’t constituted to negotiate a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Hamas was founded in December 1987. In August 1988, it issued a covenant outlining its mission. The covenant has never been renounced by Hamas, even though some try to claim it is now merely a historical artifact.

Here are nine key takeaways about Hamas, taken straight from its charter.
1.) Hamas isn’t looking to negotiate a peace deal with Israel. It wants to destroy Israel. Quoting Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, the charter reads: 
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
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Islamic State torches 1,800-year-old church after expelling Christians
ISISburnschurchJihad Watch : “Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands:
Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option.
The order came to convert, leave, or die.”
This “anachronistic Islamic tax” is actually in the Qur’an, which no Muslim would describe as anachronistic: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).
“ISIS Torches 1800-Year-Old Mosul Church After Expelling Christians,” by Adam Chandler, The Wire, July 22, 2014 : ISIS, which recently rebranded as the Islamic State, has solidified its control over Iraq’s second-largest city by imposing Sharia law and expelling Christians who won’t convert to Islam. The end of last month marked the first time a mass wasn’t held in the city in more than 1600 years. Then, matters got worse. From the Daily Beast
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Christians who fled Mosul say jihadis made them leave most belongings behind, stole what they took along. And there are so many bleeding hearts for Gaza?
ChristianfleeingMosulJihad Watch : The jihadis of the Islamic State believe that the possessions of the Christians belong to them by right, either as the spoils of war or as the poll tax (jizya) mandated by the Qur’an:

“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

“First footage showing Iraqi Christians who fled ISIS-controlled areas,” Al Arabiya, July 23, 2014:

A video Tuesday showed Iraqi Christians who fled parts of the country that are now under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)Iraqi Christians have fled the northern city of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, after the militants imposed a deadline on them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
Many of the Christians said they had to leave most of their belongings behind and that gunmen had stolen much of what they did manage to take along. The video shows Iraqi Christians recuperating from their ordeal of fleeing their home towns, gathering together in a communal area and sharing in some bread and water.
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Sharia Lebanon: Muslima from Australia facing jail for adultery
MahassenIssaJihad Watch : “Her husband’s family in Sydney has welcomed her being charged and wants the mother of two children, aged six and nine, to be jailed.
Ms Issa, 29, travelled to Tripoli on June 20 to see her new boyfriend after recently separating from her husband. She was about to return home on the weekend when she claimed she was contacted by Lebanese police informing her she had been charged with adultery.”
But Lebanon’s Muslims are moderate, so she only faces a six-month jail sentence, rather than facing being stoned to death. “Sydney mum Mahassen Issa charged with adultery while on holiday in Lebanon,” by Ashlee Mullany, The Daily Telegraph, July 24, 2014 :
A DESPERATE Sydney mother is pleading for help from the Australian government after she was charged with adultery during a short holiday in Lebanon. Mahassen Issa’s lawyer said last night she would face court in Tripoli, Lebanon, today and could face six months jail if convicted. Her husband’s family in Sydney has welcomed her being charged and wants the mother of two children, aged six and nine, to be jailed.
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Islamic State “no longer a terrorist organization. It is a full-blown army.”
Islamic State2Jihad Watch : And it will take a full-blown army to dislodge their new caliphate.
But there doesn’t appear at this moment to be a full-blown army that it situated well enough and up to the task
“ISIS now ‘full-blown army,’ officials warn,” by Kristina Wong, The Hill, July 23, 2014 (From Pamela Geller): Top U.S. officials warned Wednesday that a Sunni extremist group controlling parts of Syria and Iraq had grown into a threat that is “worse than al Qaeda.”
“It is al Qaeda in its doctrine, ambition and, increasingly, in its threat to U.S. interests,” Brett McGurk, a deputy assistant secretary of State, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. “In fact, it is worse than al Qaeda.
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Undermining an Ally Obama is subverting Israel.
National Review : Important columns by former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Caroline Glick make the point that in Israel’s defensive war against Hamas, the main thing to focus on is not the missiles; it’s the tunnels.
Perhaps more significantly, they demonstrate that the Obama administration, in its mulish appeasement of the Muslim Brotherhood-Sunni supremacist axis that even Islamic governments (indeed, even the Saudis) are shunning, is subverting a golden opportunity to achieve decisive victory over Hamas – the necessary precondition if there is ever to be a stable Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Judge Mukasey explains that Hamas’s strategic plan for jihad against Israel hinges on the large and sophisticated network of tunnels into Israel that the terror organization built while ruling Gaza during the years since Israel’s 2005 evacuation. While much attention has been drawn to “Iron Dome,” the Israeli air defense system that has responded to Hamas rocket-fire, the trigger for the Israeli ground offensive was more likely the challenge posed by the tunnel network.
That challenge, Judge Mukasey writes, “became obvious on Saturday when eight Palestinian fighters wearing Israeli military uniforms emerged from a tunnel 300 yards inside Israel and killed two Israeli soldiers in a firefight.” He elaborates:
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Remembering Patton’s tactical brilliance by Victor Davis Hanson
National Review : Nearly 70 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1944, Lieutenant General George S. Patton took command of the American Third Army in France. For the next 30 days they rolled straight toward the German border.
Patton almost did not get a chance at his summer of glory. After brilliant service in North Africa and Sicily, fellow officers — and his German enemies — considered him the most gifted American field general of his generation.
But near the conclusion of his illustrious Sicilian campaign, the volatile Patton slapped two sick GIs in field hospitals, raving that they were shirkers. In truth, both were ill and at least one was suffering from malaria.Public outrage eventually followed the shameful incidents.
As a result, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was forced to put Patton on ice for eleven key months. Tragically, Patton’s irreplaceable talents would be lost to the Allies in the soon-to-be-stagnant Italian campaign. He also played no real role in the planning of the Normandy campaign.
Instead, his former subordinate, the more stable but far less gifted Omar Bradley, assumed direct command under Eisenhower of American armies in France.
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A Christian Genocide Symbolized by One Letter
National Review : There is a mass exodus of Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.
The Muslim fanatics who have taken over the city, calling themselves the Islamic State, issued an ultimatum to the city’s Christians earlier this month, saying that if they did not leave by Saturday, July 19, they “must convert to Islam, pay a fine, or face ‘death by the sword.’”
As of Tuesday, most of the city’s estimated 3,000 Christians had fled.
Further, the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, had marked homes and businesses owned by Christians with a red, painted ن (pronounced “noon”), the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet and the equivalent to the Roman letter N. The ن stands for Nasara or Nazarenes, a pejorative Arabic word for Christians.
The ن is now being shared on social media as a symbol of solidarity with the Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes. The Catholic blog Rorate Caeli has wrote, the Islamists “mean it as a mark of shame, we must then wear it as a mark of hope. . . . You may kill our brethren and expel them but we Christians will never go away.”
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Gazaganda - Who's really winning the Hamas/Israel media war?
National Review : Italian-Palestinian journalist and former MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal caused an uproar this week with comments about American media’s “disgusting” pro-Israel bias.
Ronan Farrow invited Jebreal and the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake to discuss to conflict in Israel. Farrow mentioned Secretary of State John Kerry’s hot-mic comment, in which Kerry sarcastically called Israel’s military policy “a hell of a pinpoint operation.”
He asked his guests what they thought of this gap between “American officials’ public versus private thoughts when it comes to Israel.” Jebreal responded with a rant about how American media is “disgustingly biased” against Palestinians.
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Footage of Hamas Terror Attackers Being Sploded To Kingdom Come
Friday, July 18, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : IDF forces identified approximately 13 terrorists attempting to infiltrate Israel through a terror tunnel constructed by Hamas.
The tunnel led underground from the southern Gaza Strip towards the southern Israeli community of Sufa.

IDF forces thwarted the terror attack, preventing the terrorists from attacking an Israeli kibbutz.
More here....
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What to Do after MH 17 If Russia was involved, as seems likely, we need to acknowledge and stop their brutality
National Review : Consider what we know so far.
First, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile team operating in separatist-controlled territory proximate to Ukraine’s Russian border. Rebels in this area have a recent record of engaging aircraft.
Second, Ukraine’s government has limited military presence where MH 17 was lost. Third, multiple sources (admittedly of varying reliability)have linked the attack to pro-Russian rebels. Fourth, it takes more than a thug with a grudge to knock down a plane flying 33,000 feet above the Earth.
As I’ve explained before, any antiaircraft engagement, let alone one at such altitude, takes “the collection and application of intelligence, the patience to hold fire until the critical moment, and the use of Russian surface-to-air” capabilities. The Donetsk rebels are agents of Russian policy. If they are responsible for downing Flight MH 17, Russia will bear significant culpability.
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Malaysia Flight Shot Down U.S. intelligence tracked missile launch.
National Review : A surface-to-air missile shot down a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine today, killing all 285 passengers aboard, U.S. intelligence officials have told the Wall Street Journal.
A Ukrainian official has accused pro-Russian separatists in the area, where the Ukrainian government has been trying to suppress militants over the past few months, of using a SA-17 “Grizzly” missile to shoot down the plane. The militants have denied shooting it down. Reportedly, all three sides of the conflict — the Russian government, the Ukrainian government, and the Russian-backed rebels — have SA-17s.
American intelligence agencies told the WSJ that they aren’t exactly sure where the missile originated, but Fox News reports that they’ve ruled out the idea of its coming from the Ukrainian government. They aren’t shy about the possibility of Russian-government involvement: “If the separatists shot it down, it couldn’t have been done without Russian assistance,” an official told the WSJ.
The Kyiv Post reports that the Ukrainian state intelligence agency, the SBU, has released recordings of Russian-backed Cossack militants talking on the phone 20 minutes after the crash, explaining how they’d shot down a civilian plane. (One of the militants is allegedly a Russian military-intelligence officer.)
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Pakistani Diplomats to the UK Accused of Abduction, Rape
Dawn : The British Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) disclosed a list of the most serious alleged offences committed in 2013 which included representatives from Pakistan accused of child abduction and rape, according to a report published in The Independent.
The accused men were among foreign diplomats suspected of 14 crimes — who are entitled to diplomatic immunity and thus protected from British law. Two Saudi men were arrested for drink-driving and have escaped prosecution despite the fact that the crime entails brutal lashings in their own country.
A diplomat from Kuwait — where alcohol is banned — was also accused of drink-driving. FCO minister, Mark Simmonds had on Tuesday presented to the British parliament the list of diplomats, who had allegedly committed ‘serious and significant’ crimes. Read it all here...........
Hat tip : RoP
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ISIL Torch Shia Mosque in Heart of Istanbul
Hurriyet : Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacked a Shiite mosque in Istanbul last week, a human rights association has claimed in report, refuting official statements about the incident.
On July 8, a fire caused significant material damage at the Muhammediye Mosque in the Esenyurt neighborhood of the city. Three Qurans and a 300-volume hadith collection were destroyed in the fire at the mosque, which belongs to the local community from the Ja’farite school of Shia Islam. Turley’s Human Rights Association (İHD) prepared a report on the incident based on the testimonies of witnesses and official statements.
The findings of the report were announced to the public on July 15 in a press conference at the İHD headquarters in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood. The report quoted Seçkin Çengeloğlu, a local police chief, who ruled out the possibility of arson. He described the fire as “a coincidence” that occurred during a burglary in which the clock of the mosque was stolen by a local drug user acting alone. Read it all here.....
Hat tip : RoP
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