Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anti-Semitic Grafitti Placed in Jewish Storefront in Westwood

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Jihad Watch

For the past few Sundays, I have been attending protests at the Federal Building in Westwood, just a few corners away from the UCLA campus. As reported here, the protests have been both pro-Hamas and pro-Israel. Last Sunday, I was standing on the pro-Hamas side of Wilshire Blvd. holding several placards, two of which condemned anti-Semitism and Jew hatred in the US. Who should object to that, right? Naturally I was confronted with a handful of pro-Hamas types. Two of them, who were older Arab men, were quite belligerent. One told me in no uncertain terms that he held Jews responsible not just for the fighting in Gaza, but a host of other problems like controlling our government and  banks. He called me a Jew as well. I was also told, "F-You"a few times .

Now comes this latest episode of anti-Semitism in Westwood.

Why should the students at UCLA be shocked about this? Did they not see it during the past year when Students for Justice in Palestine, an insidious organization, tried to keep Jewish students off the student government and fought the appointment of a Jewish student to the UC Regents? Have they not seen it when the Muslim Student Association brought anti-Jewish speakers like Amir Abdel Malik Ali to campus? No less than UC President Janet Napolitano and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block have had to address it in statements to the UCLA community. Anti-Semitism has been right in front of their noses. And now they are shocked?

British Media Deception

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Creeping Sharia and Diversity Macht Frei

This is not exactly breaking news. For a few years now, it has been reported that the most popular name for newborn bouncing baby boys in England and Wales is Mohammed-regardless of how you spell it. It seems the British media, however, would like to cover up that fact by breaking the name down into its alternative spellings, and thus, preserving Oliver as the most popular boys' name.

"You see. You're number one, Ollie."

Ten bells and all's well as they used to say.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Christians and Jews in Syria

Gary Fouse

Incredible as it seems there are still a few Jews left in Syria. However, their situation is just as dire as that of the Christian minority.

The below op-ed in the Orange County Register is by my friend, staff editor and columnist Rory Cohen. With all the phony talk about "genocide" in Gaza, this piece reminds us what genocide is really all about.

At what point does the world have the courage to stand up and tell Muslims to "Stop the genocide"?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arab Christians Rally for Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

Gary Fouse

The symbol on the t-shirt is that which ISIS has posted on Christian homes in Mosul, which is used to denote Christian.

On Saturday several hundred Arab Christians came together at the Federal Building in Los Angeles (Westwood) to demonstrate for their persecuted brethren in the Middle East. The rally was organized by an organization called A Demand for Action. They were mostly Assyrians and Chaldeans, many of whom were from Iraq and Syria. I attended, filmed much of it, and spoke to several of the participants. Their recurring message was why is the world not paying attention to what is happening to Christians in the Middle East, especially Iraq and Syria? Where is President Obama? Where is the news media?

There were several speakers including Arab ministers and two young Iranian Muslim girls who spoke in solidarity with the Christians. The speakers told of the suffering and the forced conversions by the forces of ISIS. Again and again, they asked why the world, the media, and President Obama were ignoring their plight. 

I can't tell you how refreshing this was not just that finally people in this country were standing up and speaking out, but that it was coming from Arab Americans who painted a picture much different from that Americans are exposed to from the likes of CAIR and other like organizations.

Here is an interview I did with one of the event organizers.

Indeed, I did not see the media at the event although they showed up to cover the pro-Palestinian protest that began at 1 pm, after the Christian protest was over.

I think it behooves us all to learn more about the Arab Christian communities here in America and learn their stories. Given what is going on in the Middle East, I hope America will welcome as many of them as possible should they choose to leave the horror they are experiencing. First and foremost there must be international pressure on the UN to act on behalf of the Christians still trapped in the Middle East to provide a safe zone for them.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Video of Saturday's Pro-Palestinian Protest in LA

Gary Fouse

Below are videos I took Saturday at the pro-Palestinian protest in front of the Federal Building in Westwood between 1-5 pm.

As the Arab Christian protesters pack up to leave, the pro-Palestinian protesters move in.

In the above clip, you see the pro-Hamas thugs swarming the man (blue t-shirt, beard, shaved head and sun glasses) with the anti-Mohammad sign chanting in his face, "Bigots gotta go." At the end, I try to get the attention of the cops.

In this video Sheriff's deputies come to the rescue of the man with the anti-Mohammad sign (bald head, blue t-shirt)

Here is an interview I did with two of the protesters. I asked them a few questions about Hamas. Listen to their answers.

This clip lasts almost 11 minutes. Watch what happens to the man in the yellow shirt holding an Israeli flag and his blond female companion with the blonde hair as they are swarmed and followed across the street until they reach a group of pro-Palestinian supporters. Only at this point are there cops there to protect them. You can here my voice trying to get the attention of the police as to the developing problem.

 "Baby killers"

In the above video, the muscular young man in the grey t-shirt with shaved head at one point (after this clip) chanted "Long live Jihad. Long live Hamas"" at the pro-Israeli protesters. I was not ten feet from him and heard it clearly. I thought I had it captured on video, but it seems I did not. I don't doubt, however, that someone else has it on their tape.