Friday, April 17, 2015

At the Daily Tarheel, Free Speech For Me-Not for Thee

Gary Fouse
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In recent days, Mitt Romney has spoken at Duke and David Horowitz at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This has resulted in  an editorial by the Daily Tarheel, the campus paper at UNC. It maintains that campus speakers should be chosen "with discretion".

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/04/opinion-campus-speakers-should-be-chosen-with-discretion

Really? So Mitt Romney should not speak at Duke because he is partisan. Would the Daily Tarheel object to President Obama or Hillary Clinton speaking at Duke or UNC? Have they objected to Democratic politicians speaking on campus in the past. I doubt it.

And they object to David Horowitz expressing his right of free speech at UNC? The truth hurts, doesn't it? Would the Daily Tarheel object to speakers from the "other side" speaking on campus?

I note that just in February, both schools hosted a Malcolm X event in which Professor Sohail Daulatzai, my "good friend" from UC Irvine, was a panelist. This is man who not only hates Israel, but also considers America to be a racist, imperialistic nation.

https://today.duke.edu/2015/02/malcomx

The Daily Tarheel is guilty of gross hypocrisy here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hussam Ayloush (CAIR) Meets Tom Trento (Again)

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Creeping Sharia

Here is a nice film clip of Tom Trento of The United West greeting CAIR's LA director, Hussam Ayloush during "Capitol Day"* in Washington DC. Tom asks Ayloush if there is a Muslim Brotherhood in the US and gets the typical lie for an answer.

https://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/video-cair-hamas-leader-confronted-about-muslim-brotherhood-in-u-s/#comment-201721

I wonder if Ayloush recognized Trento from their previous encounter in May 2011 in Anaheim when we were protesting an award being given to Muzammil Siddiqi. That was when Tom told Ayloush that he represented a despicable organization (CAIR). Ayloush had to be "rescued" by his cohort, Shakeel Syed of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, who came and grabbed Ayloush by the arm and led him across the street. It was quite comical.

As to the question of whether there is a Muslim Brotherhood in America, the answer is yes though not in a formal sense. Their representatives are organizations like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, ICNA and the Muslim Students Association. That was brought out in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas where an "explanatory memorandum" was introduced into evidence, which had been seized by the FBI  That was a 1991 Brotherhood letter addressed to several; of the above organizations (CAIR had not yet been founded) identifying them as the "North American brothers, whose task it was to destroy the American system from within. It was surely this document that Trento was offering to show Ayloush.

It is also the same document I handed to Brotherhood representative Ibrahim El Hudaiby when he came to UC Irvine in 2008  to speak in Professor Mark LeVine's class. Hudaiby told the students a number of lies including that the Brotherhood had no people in the US. He pronounced the document a forgery. (It was not.)

* Capitol Day: An annual event whereby CAIR and other Islamist activists flood the US and many state capitols with representatives lobbying for their causes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tufts University Professor Gives Bizarre Speech

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Frontpage Magazine and Campus Watch


Bizarre. That's the only word I can attach to this presentation given March 17 in Washington DC by Tufts University professor Thomas Abowd on the issue of Israel and Jerusalem. Andrew Harrod wrote the below article for Frontpage Magazine.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/andrew-harrod/tufts-prof-thomas-abowd-jews-colonial-usurpers-in-jerusalem/

There's not a lot one can add to Harrod's piece, which leaves one with the impression that Abowd must have been smoking his socks prior to taking the microphone. I would like to add a couple of points though.

First of all, how many times is there word "Jerusalem" found in the Old and New Testaments? Hundreds, I would guess. How about the Koran?

Zero.

That is because, Dear Reader, Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish land of Israel three thousand years ago long before Islam was born.The Islamic claim to Jerusalem as their third holiest city is based on the belief that the prophet Mohammad flew there on a winged horse one night from where he ascended into the heavens to meet with prior prophets. Even then, it was referred to as "the farthest mosque"-even though there was no mosque there at the time. That's rock solid.

And when did the Arabs in the region begin referring to themselves as "Palestinians"? That would be in the 1960s.

Before closing, let me retract the above crack about Abowd smoking his socks. I just realized that March 17 was St Patrick's Day. That explains the boffo statements. In the future I would hope Abowd will celebrate St Paddies Day after he gives a speech.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let's Boycott the PA

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Algemeiner


University of New Orleans student and pro-Israel activist Chloe Valdary has come up with a great idea that many of us should have thought of by now.

Boycott the Palestinian Authority.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/24/new-orleans-student-group-launches-petition-to-divest-from-palestinian-authority/

I'm in! Why should we send one dime to the PA especially now that they have made a deal with Hamas?

Boycott, Divest and Sanctions? Two can play that game.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Obama's "Success Story" in Yemen

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfrouse.blogspot.com





Yesterday, the suicide bombings of Shi'ite mosques in Yemen resulted in the deaths of 137 people, for which ISIS proudly took credit. If you are wondering why (Sunni) ISIS would want to bomb mosques were Shia worship, it all goes back to the death of the Prophet Mohammad and a disagreement over who his rightful successor should have been. Of course, it had nothing to do with Islam (yesterdays' bombings).

It also brought to light President Obama's mentioning Yemen as one of his administration's "successes". As I write this, it has just been announced that we are pulling all remaining special military forces out of Yemen. That follows the evacuation of our embassy.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

ADL Official Says Anti-Semitism on Campus is Unusual and Uncharacteristic

Gary Fouse
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http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Frontpage Magazine


Daniel Greenfield has an article in Frontpage Magazine, where he highlights a letter from Amanda Susskind of the Anti-Defamation League to the New York Times. Susskind says the recent revelations of anti-Semitism at UCLA (which have been well chronicled here) do not represent the norm. Unusual and uncharacteristic were the words she used.

  http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/dgreenfield/adl-condemns-mounting-hysteria-about-anti-semitism-on-campus/

The problem as I see it is that the ADl is reluctant to confront anti-Semitism when it is coming from the left and/or coming from Islamic quarters. Such is the case at UCLA and other campuses. The ADL under Abe Foxman has a liberal bent. Foxman, as I have written before, spoke a few years back before a Jewish group in Newport Beach. I myself was not present, but in answer to a question from a friend of mine about anti-Semitism at UC Irvine, Foxman said that there was no problem; that the Jewish students and the administration had it under control. That was a blatant falsehood. Whether Foxman really believes that line or not I have no idea.

Ms Susskind's comments to the New York Times are hardly surprising, but they are quite unhelpful in the struggle to expose and fight anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hitler Addresses His Followers in the SA and ISIS

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Thanks to David Whitley, an author with Eagle Rising, for his help with the sub-titles.