Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just One State--Repost

In light of the legislation passed this week by the State of Arizona (and soon in Texas), I am reposting this oldie from July 2008 originally by Roger Gardner.  Even in the 2 years that has passed since this article was first written, the facts in it are the same.  They have even gotten worse in some cases.



Just One State
This is only one State...............If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will !

From the L. A. Times

1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people)are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal , whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally

6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the bo rder.

8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County. )
(All 10 of the above are from the Los Angeles Times)

Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.

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We are a bunch of fools for letting this continue

We are fools if we allow this to go on much longer. Millions of people using our resources, our services, without paying into the system while flaunting our laws is morally wrong.

It is time we force our Government to enforce existing immigration laws, to secure our borders with a fence that will deter the illegal passage of people and drugs, and to place the national guard on patrol of the border.

If we don't act soon, the safety of all honest people living on the border (both citizens and legal immigrants to our nation) will be compromised to the point of total lawlessness.

That we cannot and must not allow!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Stand With Whom?

Gary Fouse

The below link is an article dated April 12, 2010 in the Orange County Jewish Experience, the blog of the Orange County Jewish Federation. The actual text follows.

"There is an old saying that begins something like this. “There were three Jews the room and there were five different opinions……” At times, it is hard for Jews to agree on something, anything. This is not one of those times. Four different groups, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Hillel Foundation of Orange County, Jewish Federation Orange County and the American Jewish Committee issued a joint statement today regarding the latest news from an anonymous source regarding the Muslim students arrested in February.

Here is their joint statement.


Orange County Jewish Organizations Urge UC Irvine to Act

(Irvine) — "A number of organizations and individuals have received information from an anonymous source regarding the disruption of Israeli Ambassador Michel Oren’s February 8, 2010 speech at the University of California, Irvine.

The evidence and allegations in the packet, if accurate and authentic, are deeply disturbing. They point to a well-planned, highly organized, premeditated effort to disrupt Ambassador Oren’s speech. The shocking details contained in these materials would clearly establish that MSU leadership and members deliberately deceived University officials about their planned protest and expressly instructed participants to deny that the MSU was involved.

The contents of the packet, if true, constitute disturbing evidence that members of the Muslim Student Union at UCI were willing to engage in egregious and intimidating behavior in an effort to deprive Ambassador Oren of the opportunity speak freely and openly in a forum provided by the university. The packet’s contents also suggest this disturbing tactic may be part of a larger national effort to engage in similar disruptive acts.

We urge the University to investigate the contents of the packet thoroughly and expeditiously. If the information is genuine, it points to serious violations by individual students as well as the Muslim Student Union of acceptable standards of public discourse and UCI’s own student code of conduct.

Because we cannot verify the source or authenticity of the material in the packet, we have turned it over to law enforcement for their investigation."

Rabbi Marc S. Dworkin

Executive Director

American Jewish Committee, Orange County

Shalom C. Elcott

President & CEO

Jewish Federation Orange County

Jordan L. Fruchtman

Executive Director

Hillel Foundation of Orange County

Dr. Kevin O’Grady, Ed.D.

Regional Director

Anti-Defamation League, Orange County/Long Beach Regional Office

"Stand With the Four". Amazing.

All I can say to the above four individuals is: Welcome to the war. Where have you been?"

First of all, the Jewish Federation has for years denied there were any problems at UCI and that the university was doing a great job. Now that all that blew up at the disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech at UCI on February 8th, the Federation is apparently feeling the heat from its constituents like the dozens of elderly Jewish folks the Federation bussed in to hear the ambassador's speech and enjoy a lovely evening. Now everybody knows that there IS a problem at UCI. Now the Federaton is trying to convince the community that THEY are leading the charge, "laying down the gauntlet" to UCI to quote one news report.

"Laying down the gauntlet"

I don't know much about the American Jewish Committee except that they invited the UCI chancellor to give the keynote address at one of their functions a couple of years ago while the controversy was raging.

I don't know much about the Anti-Defamation League's activities in this area either, but that itself makes me wonder. That leads to a very important point.

In the past 3-4 years, I have been going to as many of these MSU and Israel-bashing events as I can. I listen and during the Q&A, I try to ask hardball questions to the speakers or panelists. Many times, I am virtually alone, a fact which led me to write a posting asking where was the Jewish community? I know that these gentlemen have attended many of the same events because I have seen them there. Where were they when I was challenging MSU-sponsored speakers? Have they ever challenged the speakers and told them they were engaging in hateful speech and filling the audience with lies?

Not to my knowledge. I do every time, and frankly, I could use a little support (On occasion, the Jewish student group "Anteaters for Israel" has turned out with Israeli flags and posters to protest the hate speech going on. They are students, however. Where are the big boys?)

Do the above-signed gentlemen go to these fraudulent academic "seminars" like the "Whither the Levant" event of January 2009 at UCI, and challenge the so-called panelists for their one-sided indoctrination-as I have done?

Not to my knowledge. I was at the entire Whither the Levant event and was the only one who spoke up in opposition. This lonely gentile could have used a little support.

Did they support the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) when they were complaining to the university about the on-going hate at UCI(i.e. the Galloway fund raising event for Hamas on May 21, 2009 and the Oren event)?

No. They opposed the ZOA, which in my mind is the ONLY national Jewish organization that has stepped up to the plate.

Another question: Which of the above organizations lent support to the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism when the OCITF was investigating complaints of harassment of Jewish students on the UCI campus?


Hillel is a national Jewish organization that has to work within the university infrastructure. They have never been known for making waves. Yes, they provide many services to Jewish students on campus, but their thrust is having a pro-Israel fest (I-Fest) once a year with bake sales, games and posters telling passers-by that Israel invented the i-pod or something like that. Fine. I appreciate the positivity of the I-Fest message as compared to the negativity of the MSU's events, but there is a more pressing issue going on here that must be confronted. Has Hillel ever confronted these speakers?

Not to my knowledge.

Of course, I am fully cognizant that they probably consider me a loose cannon. That's fine. I answer to no one and don't have to worry about who might be upset about what I have to say. I don't care about the politics of who knows whom or who does business with whom. I just care about the situation at UCI very deeply. Unfortunately, the response of the Jewish community is fragmented because the Jewish community itself is fragmented.

So now comes this letter and a plea to "Stand With the Four". A better phrase would be for the "four" to stand with the rest of us.

Oh well. Better late than never-if it lasts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Comedy Central has gone too far!

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Hat tip Atlas Shrugs

This is the idea of fun of the Nazis who run Comedy Central:
The Comedy Central website has created an anti-semitically named game there called "I.S.R.A.E.L. Attacks," in which a murderous robot called Israel is called upon to wipe out every cartoon character on the show.
Caving into Islam, promoting Anti-Semitism, what is next?  Promoting cartoons from Hamas as good children's shows?

I am beginning to believe that there is an organized effort in the medi and government to not only delegitimatize Israel, but to demonize Jews.  Thus the rise in Anti-Semitic incidences on American Universities, in the media, and by government officials.

I'm asking everyone to contact Comedy Central's President/CEO: Doug Herzog

1775 Broadway, 10th Fl.
New York , NY 10019
Phone: (212) 767-8600
Fax: (212) 767-8592

Please write, please let Doug Herzog know that he has become a Kapo.

And crosspost this everywhere!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Situation at UC Campuses

Gary Fouse

(Hat tip to American Thinker and my friend, Linnea, who also teaches in the UC system)

I am pleased to post this article, which was written by Leila Beckwith of UCLA and Tammi Rossman Benjamin of UC Santa Cruz, both of whom I know personally. They are two of the rare voices of reason to be found within the UC system when it comes to the Israel/Palestinian issue as it has impacted our campuses. This articdle is cross-posted from American Thinker.

Are Jewish Students Safe on California Campuses?

By Leila Beckwith and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin

On Feb. 13th, Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) held its Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference in the La Mesa Community Center in San Diego. Undercover investigative journalist Lee Kaplan attended the meeting and wrote an article that raises several issues that should be very troubling for anyone concerned about the safety of Jewish students on California campuses.

Al-Awda is an organization that, according to the Anti-Defamation League, opposes Israel's right to exist; supports groups on the U.S. State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations, including Hamas and Hezb'allah; organizes numerous rallies, demonstrations, and events to demonize Israel and her supporters; and actively encourages boycott, divestment, and sanctions in order to isolate and economically strangle the Jewish state. (Two of Al-Awda's three co-founders are leaders of major anti-Israel boycott campaigns: Mazin Qumsiyeh co-founded the Boycott Israeli Goods campaign, and Jess Ghannam co-founded the U.S. Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel). Al-Awda's annual international conventions and regional conferences feature virulently anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic speakers and films, as well as workshops which teach how to mount successful boycott and divestment campaigns against Israel.

Unfortunately, Al-Awda has also made significant inroads on college and university campuses in North America by partnering with dozens of Muslim and pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel student groups. The first four of Al-Awda's seven annual international conventions were held on university campuses (University of Toronto, Hunter College, University of California Los Angeles, and San Francisco State University), and all of its conventions and regional conferences have been sponsored by numerous student groups, particularly Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Student Association (MSA). In California, SJP and MSA groups from more than ten California public colleges and universities -- including UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, CSU Fullerton, and CSU San Bernadino -- have collaborated with Al Awda in hosting events.

The Al-Awda regional conference in February is a case in point of how much influence Al-Awda wields over California university campuses. A major emphasis of the conference was the promotion at California universities and colleges of a campaign to divest university holdings from Israel. The featured speakers came from diverse University of California and California State University campuses, and included Dr. Jess Ghannam, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences at UC San Francisco and Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies at SFSU; students from SDSU and Cal State Northridge; and Dr. Jamal Nassar, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Cal State San Bernadino.

The first to speak, Dr. Ghannam gloried in the success of efforts to delegitimize Israel. He singled out for praise the members of the UC Irvine MSU for their "heroic efforts" disrupting an invited lecture at UCI by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, and he added: "Now, every single Israeli military official and politician will be afraid to speak publicly. It's huge!" At a special workshop promoting divestment on California public university campuses, one SJP student from SDSU explained how the UC Divestment program has developed a campus-wide network in California, tailored to each campus community. She also reported on an SJP campaign to take control of the student government at SDSU by filling ten senate seats and the senate body presidency with SJP members, who would then be able to promote their divestment campaign. The meeting concluded with Dr. Jamal Nassar, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Cal State San Bernadino, who promised that Al-Awda could host a conference at Cal State San Bernadino anytime, because Arabs have special connections within his campus administration.

Al-Awda is not the only off-campus organization dedicated to the elimination of the Jewish state that has insinuated itself into our universities and colleges. The influence of Al-Awda is compounded by the presence of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), or Muslim Student Union (MSU), with chapters at nearly six hundred colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, including on nine of the ten UC campuses and on most Cal State campuses. According to a 2008 report on the Muslim Student Association prepared by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the MSA was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian-based organization dedicated to instituting Sharia law and a Muslim empire throughout the world, in part by means of violent jihad (holy war). The tenets of the Muslim Brotherhood are the ideological source for all Sunni-based Islamic terrorist groups.

According to the IPT report, the MSA sees itself as part of the global Islamic movement and promotes the Islamist ideology derived from the Muslim Brotherhood, including support for jihad. IPT's 2008 report states that up until 2007, the MSA-National website hosted a list of Islamic organizations, some of which have been identified by the U.S. State Department as supporting and funding terrorism. Additionally, their list of speakers on college campuses has included those who justify suicide bombers and jihad and/or have acted in support of Hamas. Furthermore, former leaders of the MSA formed the Islamic Society of North America, which was an unindicted co-conspirator of the Holy Land Foundation convicted in federal court of supporting terrorism through the funding of Hamas. Hatem Bazian, a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley who is considered a role model to students of the Berkeley MSA chapter and serves as faculty at COMPASS (MSA-National's management training program), was a representative of KindHearts, an organization whose primary purpose was to provide financial support for Hamas and whose assets were frozen by the federal government after a two-year Senate investigation. In addition, at a 2004 antiwar rally in San Francisco, Bazian called for an "intifada" in America.

Both the MSA and the SJP have repeatedly promoted anti-Israel events that at times become openly anti-Semitic, voice support for suicide bombers, transgress their universities' policies, and even violate California and U.S. law. At UC Irvine, for example, the MSA has been involved in acts of physical aggression, harassment, and intimidation of Jewish students; has produced posters equating the Star of David with the swastika; and hosts speakers who compare Jews to Nazis and praise terrorism. Two such speakers are Imam Mohammad al Asi and Amir Abdel Malik Ali. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, their speeches at UCI have espoused anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about 9/11, repeatedly crossed the line from criticism of Israeli policy to voicing "loathing for all Jews as a people," and glorified violence against civilians, as in Malik Ali's statement that "victory or martyrdom are the only two viable options acceptable in the battle against the 'Zionist apartheid state.'" The UCI administration has asked the FBI to investigate the MSU for breaking U.S. law by deliberately fundraising for a terrorist organization, Hamas, and lying about it to the UCI administration.

Members of the UC Berkeley SJP have also harassed and committed acts of physical aggression against Jewish students and disrupted Jewish student events. SJP advocates economic sanctions against Israel, and its chapters were responsible for divestment motions at Hampshire College and the University of Rochester, as well as the most recent, widely publicized attempt at UC Berkeley.

It is indisputable that the MSA and SJP have strong ties to organizations that call for the elimination of the Jewish state and promote the murder of Jews, and that many of the activities of these groups specifically harass and intimidate Jewish students. It is not inconceivable that these groups' anti-Semitic discourse and hostility could escalate into incidents of physical violence. Nevertheless, California administrators have been unwilling to respond to, or even acknowledge, the threats that Jewish students face on their campuses.

At the University of California, for example, all ten UC Chancellors recently signed a statement condemning "all acts of racism, intolerance and incivility," and affirming that "[r]egardless of what free speech rights they purport to express ... we have a responsibility to speak out against activities that promote intolerance or undermine civil dialogue." Nevertheless, not one UC Chancellor has condemned the MSA/MSU or SJP groups on his or her campus for the hateful, anti-Semitic programs they mount, or the hostile and intimidating environment they create for Jewish students.

Moreover, last month at a special three-hour UC Regents meeting devoted to addressing recent acts of intolerance and bigotry on UC campuses -- including a noose found at UCSD, swastikas at UC Davis, and the disruption of Ambassador's Oren's talk at UCI -- the Regents' discussion focused almost entirely on African-American students and other under-represented minorities. Whereas the Regents expressed intense sympathy for the emotional distress that nooses might cause African-American students, no comparable solicitude was shown for the sense of well-being of Jewish students. Indeed, Jewish students and their concerns were virtually ignored at the meeting, and the longstanding and intolerable harassment and intimidation of Jewish students by members of the Muslim and pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel student groups were not mentioned even once.

The federal government, too, has chosen to turn its back on Jewish students. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education has refused to afford Jewish students the same protections against harassment and intimidation as it grants to every African-American, Latino, and Arab student. According to Kenneth Marcus, former director of the OCR: "Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali indicated that the Obama administration would not pursue cases of harassment against Jewish students."

What California university administrators, governing boards, and the federal government are unwilling to acknowledge is this: The MSA/MSU and SJP chapters on many California campuses are unlike other official student groups. Their affiliations with organizations that support terror and seek to wage Islamic jihad make them a threat to every member of the campus community, but especially to Jewish students. The refusal of university and government officials to afford protections to Jewish students on California campuses is absolutely unconscionable and should be protested loudly and clearly by parents, donors, and taxpayers across the state and across the nation.

Leila Beckwith is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles; Tammi Rossman Benjamin is a Lecturer at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Fousesquawk comment: I have previously written about the failure of the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights to apply anti-Semitic harassment to their areas of concern and jurisdiction. It is becoming increasingly obvious that issues of discrimination and hate speech on UC campuses are dictated by whom the victims and perpetrators are. There is more on this to come today on Fousesquawk.

I would also like to reply to the statement attributed to Professor Jess Ghannam, whoever he is; I was present at the Oren event, and I can tell you that the Israeli ambassador was not, nor is he now intimidated. He continued with his speech with calm and grace even lamenting the fact that the MSU disruptors chose not to stay and listen to his words. He even offered to return to UC-Irvine to dialogue with those students. The Israelis and our side will not be afraid to speak publicly due to threats of thuggery and disruption by those that support the likes of Hamas and Hezbollah. What a preposterous statement by one who should show more responsibility as a professor. What an embarrassment.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Speech by Erwin Chemerinsky

Gary Fouse

Tuesday night this week, UC-Irvine law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky spoke at a local synagogue on the on-going controversy over the Muslim Student Union and the question of free speech. Prior to coming to UCI, Chemerinsky had been quoted a few years ago as saying he saw no anti-Semitism at the school, a claim he repeated in writing in the wake of the February 8th disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech, an incident which has aroused world-wide attention and a lot of negative publicity for the school. I was in attendance Tuesday and had the chance to ask a question. Actually, it was more of a comment.

After briefing the audience on the activities of his newly-inaugurated law school at UCI, Chemerinsky addressed the issue of the on-going controversy of the activities of the Muslim Student Union at UCI including the February 8th disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech.

First, Chemerinsky referred to the problem over the years of MSU-sponsored speakers who, in his words, have sometimes said things that were "anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish". He explained that hateful as they were, they were protected by free speech. He referred two or three times to the MSU annual week of events as "hate week" and advised the audience that it was coming again the week of May 10.

Chemerinsky, however, added that he would never have come to UCI had he thought there was an anti-Semitic atmosphere at the campus (I am paraphrasing.) He also referred to the investigation by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) a few years back and stated that the investigation made at the request of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) had determined that the complaints had no foundation (Again, I am paraphrasing.)

As for the disruption of the ambassador's speech, he rejected any defense that the MSU disruptors were exercising their own free speech since they were attempting to shut down the speech of the ambassador.

As far as punishment was concerned, he favored suspension for a term and community service, but nothing "so draconian as to ruin the students' lives."

As for suspending the MSU as a campus organization, he didn't think that was practical since it could simply re-form itself as an organization with a different name, and he did not want to see them become "martyrs".

During the Q&A, I introduced myself as a part-time teacher at UCI who had been following the events for a few years. I told the audience that 99% of the student body had no part in any anti-Semitism at UCI, but that the problem was the MSU-
sponsored speakers who had made such statements. I used the quotes of Washington-based imam Mohammed al-Asi, who has appeared at UCI several times, and is on video stating that "you can take the Jew out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the Jew." I added that it was my hope that after such statements, the leadership at UCI would come back and condemn such statements.

In response, Chemerinsky defended UCI Chancellor Michael Drake by saying that Drake had spoken out strongly against the disruption of the Israeli ambassador's speech and that Drake cares deeply about the overall issue.

My colleague, Ted Bleiweis of the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism, took issue with Chemerinsky's statement about the ZOA-DOE investigation, saying that the complaint was dismissed not on the facts, rather on the finding that some of the complaints had not been filed in a timely enough manner and the fact that the OCR had changed their definition of the Jews' status as a protected group. Ted also told the dean about incidents at UCI that went beyond speech but more to incidents of intimidation, including reported incidents where a student had a camera shoved in her face, a Christian preacher was shoved, two brothers were accosted by MSU members who objected to their filming and a girl who was filming an MSU speaker being followed back to her car and harassed while campus police did nothing. Some of the alleged victims of these incidents were not even Jewish.

Another colleague brought a copy of the documentation of the George Galloway event of May 21, which he had obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (which allegedly contained false information) and asked why the investigation as to the fundraising nature of that event was still unresolved. Chemerinsky pointed out that due to student privacy laws, the public may never know the outcome unless the students themselves choose to release the information.

This UCI issue continues to be a burning one with the Jewish community. Dean Chemerinsky clarified the free speech issue for many members of the audience. I hope our questions/comments also contributed to their understanding of the situation.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Brandeis University Links Neo-Nazis in Europe to Tea Parties in US?

Gary Fouse

Thanks chiefly to Fox News (see below link), the news is breaking that Brandeis University is hosting a seminar regarding right-wing radicalism in Europe on April
28th. The seminar is specifically being hosted by the German and European Studies Department. While the focus appears to be on Neo-Nazis and skin heads in Europe, it appears that there will be some discussion about the Tea Party activities in America.

Does Brandeis think there is a connection? Check out the links below. The first is from The Fox Nation, and the second is from the university web site announcing the seminar.


I take particular notice of one of the panelists, a certain Professor Chip Berlet. This gentleman's chief scholarly pursuit seems to be on the right-wing in America. That is his right, but what I detect here is an attempt to link neo-Nazis and skin heads in Europe with tea partiers in America.

That would be an outright lie.

As one who has lived in Europe and follows events there, I share the panelists' concern about people like skin-heads and neo-Nazis. I condemn any attacks (which are referred to) on "brown-skinned" immigrants. They also mention attacks on Jews. I am deeply concerned about that as well. My sneaking suspicion is, however, that they will ignore the daily harassment and assaults (verbal and physical) on Jews by Muslim immigrants and concentrate solely on the native punks who engage in that activity.

That would not only be politically-correct, it would be a gross distortion of reality.

I sincerely hope that someone with our point of view who is in the area will attend that seminar and report on it. Tea partiers are not neo-nazis, nor are they skin-heads. It only takes a brief glance at all three to know the difference.

Below is my e-mail to the organizers of the conference at Brandeis.

Dear Ms Von Meering and McAllister,

My name is Gary Fouse, and I am an adjunct teacher at the University of
California at Irvine. I should add that I am writing to you as a private citizen
and not as a representative of the university. I also write a (conservative)
blog at: (fousesquawk).

I write in connection with your up-coming conference on right-wing extremism in
Europe. As one who has spent three years in Germany and has extensively studied
German history and written a book on the history of Erlangen, Germany, I share
your concerns about neo-nazi and skin- head movements in Germany and
Europe-especially as they pertain to attacks on immigrants or Jews.

I have gotten the impression, perhaps erroneously, that your conference will:

1- concentrate on attacks upon Jews in Europe by neo-Nazis and skin heads
without addressing similar attacks upon Jews by Muslim immigrants-which is, in
my view, a more serious problem that can be easily documented in places like
London, Paris, Malmo, Sweden, Berlin and several other places..

2-Will draw links between Neo-Nazis and skin heads in Europe with tea-party
activists and demonstrators in the US.

I note in your web site announcement that the tea party is mentioned, as well as
the listing of one panelist (Chip Berlot), whose works apparently center around
right -wing extremists in the US.

First of all, I think that to connect tea-party activists with skin heads and
neo-Nazis in Europe is grossly inaccurate and unfair as any photographs of the
three groups will illustrate. To my knowledge, there has not yet been one
incident of violence in the US instigated by tea-party demonstrators or town
hall protestors. The handful of incidents where violence has occurred, such as
in St Louis, Tampa or Thousand Oaks, California, were instigated by counter
tea-party protestors, for example SEIU counter-demonstrators.

I would hope that your seminar will be fair-minded and balanced-not dictated by
political correctness. Though I am not Jewish, I am gravely concerned about the
resurgence in anti-Semitism in the West as a result of the Israel-Palestinian
conflict. If you are going to talk about racism in Europe without mentioning the
hatred being perpetrated by Muslim militants and try to connect it to tea-party
activists in the US, your seminar would be guilty of a gross distortion of fact.
I also believe that you would ignore the connection between the far-left in
Europe and North America with the pro-Palestinian side that has led directly, in
my view, to a resurgence in anti-Semitism both in Europe and North America.


Gary Fouse
Adjunct teacher
University of California at Irvine

Haiti Has Too Much Food and Too Much Health Aid. Go Figure!

by Maggie @ Maggie's Notebook

The Haitian economy is in tatters, but not for the reasons you might think. Yes, there was all-time-record-breaking devastation from an earthquake in Haiti's capital of Port au Prince and surrounding areas, but the problem now is foreign food and health aid. As I type, donated food is being stashed in warehouses for a future disaster. And then, there is also a problem with the United Nations (UN) and their money, and their spending, and their excesses.
Haiti Refugees

Let's take the U.N. first. Their budget for Haiti of $732.4 million has seen two-thirds of it going for "salaries, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not the residents of the devastated island:
The world organization plans to spend the money on an expanded force of some 12,675 soldiers and police, plus some 479 international staffers, 669 international contract personnel, and 1,300 local workers, just for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010.
As the world out-pouring of donations hits the Haitian soil, the price of food sold by the people is lowered, and the result is that people can't trade or sell their goods.
If food is free local farmers can't sell what they grow.
 Desperately poor residents who aren't earthquake victims are moving into refugee camps for the free food and health care. But the government wants residents to be less dependent on foreign aid, not more.
Now, here is the story:
Even as many go without meals, relief food that's already made it to Haiti is now being sent to warehouses for future disasters. USAID calls it "prepositioning." The U.N. also says they are scaling back and "repositioning" for future needs.
Yet, the article linked above says "hundreds of thousands go hungry."

Haiti says it still needs monetary donations, but they need it for rebuilding the ravaged areas, not for food.
As of today, total donations to Haiti meet and exceed the biggest estimates of how much it will cost to rebuild -- up to $14 billion. The record-breaking Hope for haiti Telethon in January brought in more than $66 million. That's part of the $4 billion raised by non-government groups and charities. The U.S. Government has given more than $1 billion and has pledged another billion-plus. Other countries and world bodies have pledged $8.75 billion over two years. That's $14.9 billion and counting.
A suggestion: if you continue sending donations to Haiti, don't send them the U.N.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Interview of a Former Muslim Student Union Member of UC-Irvine-Cross-Post

Gary Fouse

Hat tip to Patriot's Corner and Wayward Infidel

I am cross-posting the below interview of a former female member of the Muslim Student Union at UC-Irvine, which is appearing on Patriots Corner, with the permission of the author, Aaron Elias-also a former UCI student. I had been previously aware of this person's existence though I don't know her name-nor would I publish it if I did for obvious reasons.

Interview with a former member of the MSU at UC Irvine: OC Apostate
by Aaron Elias


Why did you decide to leave Islam and the Muslim Student Union? Were the two decisions related?

My parents were not religious, they kept the bare minimum. When I was 5, my mother became more religious because of a teacher. At that time I discovered I was a bookworm. We moved to London to get a better religious education for a year. The Muslim community there is a lot more fundamentalist. No music, avoid non-Muslims, no assimilation; women can’t cut their hair, all kinds of rules. That’s the brand of Islam that influenced me. We came back; I became very active in the Muslim community. I became part of the MSA in HS.

By that time I had exhausted my parents’ supply of religious books, so I began reading books outside my home and being exposed to other viewpoints. I soon saw it was not ok to impose my Islam on other people.

Once in a class (when I still wore a hijab), the teacher touched my shoulder and said to me, “So young and yet you know what your whole life is going to be.”

I got into the MSU in UCI. I wrote articles for them, and everyone loved them. I got promoted to a section editor and that’s how I learned about their dark side. My writers never submitted their work on time; their excuse was they were always busy protesting or building the apartheid wall. Yelling about Israel and calling in speakers no one likes is more important than serving the community. They let a prominent magazine everyone loved fall into obscurity because they were too busy hating. By that time I was disillusioned. By that time I had to admit I no longer believed in Islam. It was tough but I had to admit it to myself. I felt it was important. I thought I was the only one in the whole world who had ever converted out of Islam, but I started looking around and found a lot of people have converted to Christianity and so on. I started a blog to help people see they weren’t alone/ I didn’t attach my real name to it. Bad idea. The MSU figured out who I was. I had one friend left in the MSU; she let me know I was an item to be brought up, a nuisance, a problem. People had started talking. It was obvious I wasn’t Muslim, my headscarf was off, I was getting dirty looks from people I didn’t know, I got uncomfortable. My father told me people told him to shut up his daughter.

So I shut down the blog for my family’s safety.

Were there any differences in the way people, friends, family, MSU members, or community acted toward you after your decision? Did the MSU’s behavior differ from non-affiliated Muslims at all?

My true Muslim friends weren’t hostile to me. The people I knew through the MSU, sometimes I got a very false greeting where we used to have good conversations. It grew pretty cold, disheartening. I thought I was well-liked, but I guess only when I was a Muslim. I had friends with me who noticed this. One time by the UCI bookstore some woman was staring me down. My friend said “look behind you”. We walked away. I didn’t know this woman. How did she know I was an ex-Muslim? I had family members ask me if they should even talk to me anymore, should they let me around their kids.
Someone who rejects the truth is worse than someone who never knew it. People who they think are awful Zionist, homosexual, racist, murderer has more of a chance getting into heaven than me.

Anyone who doesn’t agree with them or fit into their world doesn’t exist. Like the Michael Oren incident. They shouldn’t be allowed to exist or speak.

They lost what it used to be. I talked to MSU alumni from the 90s. Their experience was different; it was like every other religious or ethnic club on campus. For like minds to come together and socialize with each other. It’s now political agency. They don’t make you feel welcome. It’s pretty depressing for everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims. They’re too busy building walls and bringing speakers.

What exactly happened in regards to the threats you began receiving? What did they say? Do you believe they were in response to your blog, to leaving Islam, or to leaving the MSU?

Father said: people at mosque said people are talking about your daughter, she needs to keep her mouth shut, and there might be trouble. My family is still Muslim and part of that community, they may have not been able to get to me, but they could still shun or hurt my family. My teacher might tell the kids not to play with my brother, my father not allowed into Friday prayer. I asked my parents if they wanted to disown me and tell everyone they did, but still talk to me in secret. They said no, they wanted to be my parents. So why should I drag them through the mud with me?

Was there anything about the nature of the threats that led you to form an idea about who was threatening you?

Islamic center of Irvine, Sheik Abu Makan is a Progressive. Recently he got removed, I think its because he was progressive and liberal, like men and women should be allowed to shake hands. Perhaps he let something slip about how progressive he is. Censored MSU privately, didn’t want mosque to be affiliated with them. So its probably not mosque, but maybe people who attend it, like the MSU.

Did you ever experience or hear about similar violent behavior within the MSU while you were involved in it?

The war is a war of words. Free speech is what we say and what we agree with. Hate speech is what everyone else says. The Mohammad cartoons incident. That is still a part of the MSU. I disagreed with the majority opinion. Yeah, they were stupid, but they had a right to publish them. We don’t have a right to tell them what they can publish. We say stuff others may not agree with, and we should afford them that right too. This probably started my unpopularity in the MSU.

What would you say is the general political and religious attitude within the MSU? Docile, Radical?

There’s a battle for the soul they’re not addressing. They’re busy ensuring that others have the correct political opinion; mainly, Israel sucks. I made friends with a girl after ex-Muslim; she told me her Indian bf. It turned out to be a MSU member. Having sex with Asian girl parents didn’t like. Girls wearing the hijab with tight clothes, men with no beards. There are those who are religious, those who aren’t. They may hold the correct political opinion, but may not be as religious. I was concerned with battle for our souls, people go out and drink on weekends and are more concerned about Israel.

I know 3 or 4 people who said I was sympathetic towards Palestinians, but MSU made me not give a f--k. It sucks that extremists like that are quashing the politics. It’s not black and white.

They let a great publication everyone loved die in order to protest Israel. So much so that their social activates are limited to eating and praying together. “Yeah, we’re an oppressed minority. Let’s be friends.” Not much of a deeper connection anymore. They do dinners twice a year, I didn’t much focusing on the members who just joined and could have been brought more onto the group. They’re too focused on Israel; there are members who are tempted by alcohol, sex, and drugs.

I got judged for being a secular humanist. They break their own rules and look down on me when I'm not even religious.

A friend told me not to suggest outreach or interfaith events. The people aren’t very engaging, not their priority. After Mike Oren, I saw they haven’t changed a bit. They don’t believe in free speech for anyone but themselves. For them to whine about free speech is pretty disingenuous. They even say on their website, Mike Oren should not be able to speak.

People died in riots about Mohammed cartoons. I wrote a poem about how embarrassing it is. Some stupid drawing comes out that no one cares about if you didn’t make such a big deal about it. To them it’s holy fire, not personal emotion. Emotions from God.

Since 9/11 a lot of Muslim outreach groups have been working overtime to make Islam seem more normal, but when someone says or does something stupid, all that work is crushed, all those years, all those volunteers, may not as well have exited. All those reactionaries and hotheads ruined all that work.

Regarding anyone who would claim you are lying, is there something you can tell them to prove you’re telling the truth? Something only an MSU member would know about?

I’m told when I was member in 06 and 07, that interfaith and outreach was a bad word.

What do you think should be done to ensure that nobody else has to endure what you did in case they wish to leave the club or their religion?

What the university needs to do is be more supportive of people in my situation. My situation grew pretty emotionally abusive with my parents when they were at their most confused.. When I went to financial aid office to get aid for being an independent student, they asked me if I had a religious community. If I didn’t have bruises or police report, I was fucked. I had to get private loans on my own, live in debt, live near the poverty line to get thru school. That’s why I’m so desperate for work. It was a big hindrance. My GPA went from almost 4.0 to a 2.5. There was no more for me to go. My mother often cried. A little more outreach and assistance would have helped.. But I don’t expect them to step up to the plate. That’s why im part of a humanist organization to help people in this situation.

How has the whole experience influenced your life today?

It’s made me a lot more cynical about people and their motives. When you’re that religious, and that willing to be awful to people because of their religion, it redefines faith. And they’re not doing it for Allah, its so Allah wont burn them forever. What they do is pretty ridiculous. My family member were asking if they should associate me because it might be a sin to say hi to their cousin. People really are out for themselves. Its made me an indentured servant to my loan companies in a shitty economy. I’ve based my life around repaying this stuff.

It’s made me realize what real friendship is. There were MSU people I could have been real friends with and people who loved me regardless of whether I wore a hijab or not. It’s made me more hesitant to call people friends.

If you could say something to the MSU today, what would it be?

Get your priorities straight. Serve your community. I don’t think they should be dissolved or criminalized. They can keep yelling about Israel if they want, but they need to grant other people the space to express their views and then let people decide.

As I have previously stated in regards to people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish, this young lady shows a lot of courage. It is up to us to support people like her. Thanks to Aaron and Patriot's Corner for allowing me to post this important message. And a special thanks to the young lady who shared her story.

Monday, April 19, 2010

An Islamic Superstar Comes to America: Tariq Ramadan

by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

President G. W. Bush banned a suave, sophisticated and very smooth Muslim, Tariq Ramadan, from America because of his ties to Islamic terrorism. Today we have no Islamic terrorism in the U.S. so Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered America's hospitality once again, and Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, is free to come and go in this country.

Tariq Ramadan
In almost everything I read about Tariq Ramadan, he is described as a man with an amicable message...unless he is speaking to Arabic-speading audiences. This from Discover the Networks:
But to Arabic-speaking audiences, he vents his deep-seated hatred of the West and his endorsement of Wahhabism, the most extreme form of Islam. Moreover, Ramadan has numerous connections to fundamentalist Islamic militants and is suspected by U.S. intelligence agencies of maintaining ties with the terrorist group al Qaeda.
From the NYT
...this month, Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Muslim academic, visited the United States for the first time in six years after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reversed a decision by the Bush administration, which had barred Mr. Ramadan from entering the country, initially citing the U.S.A. Patriot Act. Mrs. Clinton also cleared the way for another well-known Muslim professor, Adam Habib, who had been denied entry under similar circumstances. 
Some call him an Islamist in disguise and a master of deception, and others call him an Islamic Superstar.
In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed “reformers” or “modernizers.” They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such “reformer” is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for preventing Islamic extremism. But as Caroline Fourest shows in her superbly documented book, which first appeared in French in 2004, Ramadan is not a worthy figure.
But in the U.S.the superstar gets a spread in The New Yorker. It is an interesting piece by George Packer who sat on a panel and had the opportunity to ask Ramadan a couple of questions, but before his questions, here are some of Packer's observations:
Ramadan—slim, famously handsome, graying in his frizzy hair and trim beard, wearing his habitual suit with open-neck shirt—was introduced as a wrongly banned speaker, and received an ovation. His opening remarks, which he’d been scribbling backstage on a piece of paper next to a bust of George Washington, congratulated the U.S. for allowing him in, thanked the free-speech groups that had fought for his entry, criticized American foreign policy in passing, and then affirmed the existence of multiple identities within individuals, urging Muslims to stop worrying about integration in the West and instead focus on contributing to their new homes....
Once Ramadan sat down, and the panel and audience got involved, he became much sharper. Hearing him talk for an hour and a half, you realized what he is and isn’t. He is not a philosopher, or an original thinker. He has been cast in that role by recent historical crises and his own ambition—the role of someone whom large numbers of people turn to for insight on a vast range of issues, from the Islamic texts to globalization, from unemployment in France to women’s rights. 
What he has to say about most subjects is garden-variety European leftism. When questions of Islam and Muslims join the debate, his stance is that of a reconciler: he wants to make it possible for young Muslims to affirm their religious faith as an identity while fully participating as citizens of secular democracies. That’s his main project, an important one, and it’s where he is at his best: as a kind of preacher to confused, questing young Muslims who want to know how to live, where they fit in. And because American Muslims are not a large and disenfranchised and angry minority in this country, I don’t think this calling leaves him with very much to say to audiences here....
An American Tariq Ramadan would likelier be talking to groups of young blacks or Hispanics.
For more on Tariq Ramadan: The Ultimate Uber-Muslim: Bringing Euro-Islam to Life

Background and Related:
Obamas quiet outreach to muslims not so quiet

Happy Anniversary Israel!

I found this post while reviewing the various postings there were for Israel's 60th Birthday.  Once more the Late Roger W. Gardner speaks with clarity and wisdom.  How I miss my friend!
--- Findalis

Just one little word.
Just one little people.
Yet, such power, and such agony...

The world shrugged and said that Hitler was a Jewish problem. They told themselves that if the Jews hadn't been so rich, so powerful, so different, so poor, so weak, so assimilated, so universalist, so closed... they wouldn't have been killed. It was the Jews' fault. Quoted from Eternal Hatred at For Zion's Sake

From JEW:

In 1948, in a rare display of Arab unity, all of the surrounding hate-filled Arab states came together to wage a war of total annihilation against the tiny fledgling State of Israel. They mustered their huge supremely confident armies and, assured of a magnificent success, they savagely attacked the insignificant and ill-prepared Israeli forces.

And they lost.

Not only did all of the combined Arab states lose, but they suffered one of the most humiliating and ignoble military disasters in modern history.
And Israel continued to live and to thrive.

But the embittered Arab states never unconditionally accepted the awful reality of their defeat. Almost immediately after the disaster, the Arab world began their delusional retrospective qualifications and rationalizations, their absurd revisions of history. Year by year, war by disastrous war, they sank lower and lower into that dark hopeless world of self-pity and hatred. That irresponsible world of lies and denials, wherein nothing is your fault and everything is the fault of others. And as Israel prospered, the Arab world seethed with self-loathing and plotted revenge.

From AA for Islam

And so, amazingly, after six turbulent decades, the miracle that is Israel still lives and prospers, and the Arab world still seethes with envy and resentment.

Still threatened, still surrounded by its vast and deadly enemies who only dream of its destruction, tiny Fortress Israel holds forth. And so long as our brave little Israel survives, this world's hopes for freedom and democracy will live on. More perhaps than any other nation in this world, tiny Israel represents the embodiment of the promise of the Western World, the promise of light, and hope and reason.

Bravo brave little Israel! May you live on and prosper. You are our faithful ally and our shining example. God bless you and keep you safe. -- rg

Note from Radarsite:
For a profound and moving tribute to Israel check out this from ~Snooper~ at A NEWT ONE

A sad state affairs this indictment is:

[...] Israel's monumental achievement, the fact that this tiny country with its neighbors hell-bent on eliminating it has somehow managed to survive, does not seem to be much of a story. Some would say this is appropriate. Israel is, after all, a Jewish state. Why should anyone else care? [...]

Read the rest here:


I often wonder what Roger's blog postings(And Blood Pressure) would be today with the President of the United States preparing to throw Israel under the bus to justify his Nobel Prize.

I do believe he would be livid with that, and the rest of Obama's agenda.

But I do see my friend sitting in a better place and raising a cold one in Israel's honor (Can you imagine the party G-d throws?).

So lift a cold one today for Israel and in memory of a good friend of hers: Roger W. Gardner!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

France Bans Egyptian TV Channel Al Rahma for Anti-Semitic Broadcasts

Gary Fouse

Imam Hazem Shuman of Egypt

Kudos to the French government for shutting down satellite broadcasts of the Egyptian TV channel Al Rahma after repeated anti-Semitic broadcasts transmitted to France.

The breaking point was a broadcast by a lunatic imam named Hazem Shuman, who in a "sermon", referred to Jews as apes and pigs and warned them "their time was coming".

Egyptian Cleric Hazem Shuman's Message "for Every Jew on the Face of the Earth": The Day of Vengeance Is Nearing

Following are excerpts from an address by Egyptian cleric Hazem Shuman, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on October 31, 2009. (Transcript by Memri TV-video also available from Memri)

Hazem Shuman:

"Tonight’s lecture is one of the most important lectures of this series. Tonight, we will talk about the Battle of Khaybar, about the Prophet Muhammad’s greatest battle [with the Jews], in which the Prophet eradicated the Jewish presence in Al-Madina.

On June 5, 1967, when the Jews occupied Palestine and Jerusalem and were celebrating their victory, Moshe Dayan cried: “This is our revenge for Khaybar.” How come Khaybar remained seared in their hearts for 1,400 years? After 1,400 years, their hearts are still burning because of Khaybar. The first thing that the Prophet Muhammad did after his victory in the Hudaybiyya Treaty, after he stabilized the Muslim state, and neutralized the Quraysh front, the first mission of the Prophet Muhammad, his first campaign, was against the Jews of Khaybar.

Your turn has come at last, you offspring of apes and pigs, you most accursed creatures created by Allah, you people who have harmed the Prophet again and again.

Only 20 days after the Hudaybiyya Treaty, the Prophet Muhammad decided to take the army of Islam to Khaybar. Why the Jews of all people? It has been proven that the Jews are like a cancer – if they are not removed from the body of the nation, they will kill the entire nation. Unless the Jews were dealt with, they would have brought the Persians and the Byzantines to the Arabian Peninsula. the Jews are dangerous to the whole world. They threatened the stability of the Arabian Peninsula.


Jews are always the same. We are still tormented by the sights of their massacres of the Muslims, when they went into Sabra and Shatila. Sharon chopped off the limbs of children, and used them to make a necklace, so that he could boast that he dismembered the bodies of Muslim children. When the Jews entered Sabra and Shatila, a Jewish soldier took a pregnant woman and emptied a submachine gun into her neck. When she was dead, he cut open her belly, took out her nine-month-old fetus, and slaughtered it in front of the Muslims.

They took 30 Muslim men and women, including a newly-wed couple, and shot them all in Sabra and Shatila. They chased a six-year-old boy, whose mother was hugging him and calling for help. They stabbed him with knives and killed him in his mother’s lap. In the end, she went mad, because of what had happened. They shot dead an entire family, except for a baby, who screamed at the sight of the bloodbath. The moment they saw he was crying, they shot him with a machine-gun as well. At Sabra and Shatila, they raped a Muslim woman, and then killed her children in front of her. They tore off women’s ears, by pulling their earrings.


The Jews of Khaybar in the 7th year of the hijra are a replica of the state of Israel in 2009, in terms of the terrifying economy that sucked the blood of the Arabs, the military armaments and superiority over the entire region, the settlements that form the state, the fortifications, like the separation fence that they are building today.

When the army of the Muslims arrived, the Jews removed their women and children from the fortifications at the front, and left only their fighters at the front... The army of the Prophet Muhammad was very poor. The Muslims had nothing to eat. The first time they ate was after the conquest of Khaybar.

One of the Prophet Muhammad’s companions had a debt to a Jew. The Jew told him he had to pay his debt before he left, but the Muslim did not have even 5 dirham, so he sold his clothes so he could pay his debt and leave. The Prophet’s companions sold their clothes in order to fight the Jews, and take revenge upon them.


Finally, [in the battle of Khaybar], Allah gave the Muslims strength, and they launched a martyrdom-seeking attack on the fortifications. All their lives long, they were martyrdom-seekers and heroes, who sacrificed their blood for Islam. They stormed the fortress and took the Jews captive, for the first time. All the other Jews fled.

When the Muslims entered the fortress, they were astounded. What is this? Never in their lives had they seen so much food – enough to last years. They were astounded by the weapons too. There was a weapon called a tank. It was a house made of tin, like today’s tanks. Soldiers sat in it and drove it towards the fortifications. When they were pelted with arrows, it did not have any effect on them. There were catapults, which fired bombs of fire, which penetrated the walls and smashed the fortifications. Why did the Jews amass all these weapons? They were planning to use them against the Muslims. They were preparing for the day when they would fight the Muslims – otherwise, why would they have amassed all those weapons? The [Muslims] also found large quantities of wine, which they poured out on the floor.


The [Muslim fighters] reached the final fortification, the final battle. All the Jews, including women and children, were here. The walls were enormous. The number of arrows fired from its towers was indescribable. Its gates were well fortified, and no one could escape from there. This was the first time that the Prophet Muhammad used catapults. The [Muslims] shot catapults at the walls until there were gaping holes in them. All the Muslim army charged into the final fortress, with hatred burning in their hearts for the Jews, with a strong desire to take revenge upon the offspring of apes and pigs.

All the Muslims – men and women – charged with a strong desire to annihilate the Jews. They entered the fortress, and a terrible battle took place, a violent battle in the last fortress, until all the Jewish soldiers were arrested and all the Jewish women captured. Khaybar trembled with the sound of the cries of “Allah Akbar,” and the entire Arabian Peninsula shook with the victorious cries of “Allah Akbar.”

1,400 soldiers defeated 10,000 Jews. The Jews were defeated, and the reputation of the invincible army was shattered. After a month-long siege and terrible fighting, the Jews were defeated. The Arabian Peninsula shook with the cries of “Allah Akbar,” and the Jews collapsed.

Soon the cries of “Allah Akbar” will be sounded at the gates of Jerusalem, and at the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Soon, cries of “Allah Akbar” will be heard on the day of vengeance against the Jews.

The Jews were defeated. The Prophet Muhammad and everybody was very surprised that only 96 Jews were killed, along with 16 Muslims. 96 people? The Prophet could have massacred the Jews, down to the last one. Why did the Prophet Muhammad let them be? Because the Prophet Muhammad does not fight for the sake of war or bloodshed. He fights for the sake of peace. this proves to what extent he is the prophet of peace.


I have a message for every Jew on the face of the earth. The army of Muhammad will return. Oh offspring of apes and pigs, the day of vengeance is nearing. Oh most accursed creatures created by Allah, those who swore before the Prophet Muhammad to die are returning. Wait for us and you will see, you most accursed creatures.


Oh nation of Muhammad, do not be afraid to wage war against the Jews. If you do not fight for the sake of Palestine, Allah will fight you. Decide what you are more afraid of – a war with the Jews, or a war with Allah. Can you fight God? If you abandon Palestine, you will be fighting God."

Earlier, in February 2009, Shuman is shown here warning his followers about the dangers of.......

Valentine's Day!!

Originally, as I was drafting this, I was going to put up my usual laughing faces and Alfred E. Newman caricature alongside this Valentine's Day speech. I thought better of it after reading the words in the other video. There is nothing funny about this. This crazed fanatic is deadly serious.

Shuman is not an isolated case in the Middle Eastern media-especially in Egypt. Several so-called mainstream media organs regularly publish anti-Jewish cartoons reminiscent of the old Nazi publication, Der Stuermer. Here are a few examples.

There are countless more, but you get the point. So tell me all you folks here in the West who are comparing Israel to Nazis....

who are the real Nazis?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Arizona Passes Illegal Alien Law

Gary Fouse

Presently, the state of Arizona is the hotbed of illegal alien border crossings from Mexico into the US. The focus shifted east when fences were constructed by the Federal government in California along much of its border with Mexico. In addition, Arizona has been hit with a recent murder of a ranch owner whose property was near the border by an illegal alien. Now the Arizona House-free from the governorship of Janet Napolitano, now head of Homeland Security, which is a joke-has just passed a law that makes it a state violation to be an illegal alien. It still needs to be signed by the governor.

State Senator Russell Pearce (R-Mesa) was interviewed today on KFI's John and Ken Show (Los Angeles). He explained how the law works. This law now obligates law enforcement to take action when they determine that someone they have stopped or arrested is in the country illegally. They are now required to detain the individual and must notify ICE. They will now be allowed to develop probable cause that the person may be in the country illegally when engaged with a suspect.

Of course, Arizona has several Democrat-controlled cities that are so-called "sanctuary cities". They are cities like Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, and Chandler. Here is the interesting part; Should local authorities fail to follow the law, they are now subject to lawsuits by private citizens, which is written into the law. The supporters of this law have brought together attorneys who are prepared to file lawsuits for non-compliance. Public support is overwhelming including 60% of the state's Hispanic population.

Most of law enforcement has enthusiastically endorsed the law including 9 of the 15county sheriffs. Certain city police chiefs, who are beholden to Democrat-controlled city leadership have not signed on-as might be respected.

What a novel idea! Do you think all four southern border states will adopt similar measures? Well, that all depends which party is in control.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day Of Remembrance

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Starting tonight at sunset and until tomorrow's sunset, Jews through out the world will be remembering those who were murdered in the Holocaust.

I could write volumes to describe the horrors that the German nation, their allies, and even the United State and Great Britain allowed to happen.  But instead I will let the survivors speak.

These tales of sorrow, and triumph tell the story, the truth better than this correspondent could.

From Yad Vashem via YouTube:

Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Eliezer Ayalon

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Jakob Zim

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Sara Israeli

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Hannah Gofrit

Holocaust Survivor Describes Ghetto and Death Camp

Holocaust Victims' Names Commemoration

On 4 September 2003 3 Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter planes, piloted by offspring of Holocaust survivors, flew over the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp today as part of a salute to the victims' bravery and a pledge to be the "shield of the Jewish People in Israel."

The Israel Air Force planes departed for Poland on August 28 to participate in events marking the 85th anniversary of the Polish Air Force. Several air forces from the around world participated in the event. The Israel Air Force took part in the main event staged at the Polish air base in Radom, during which the three F-15s passed over the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

During the flyover, the head of the IAF team Brig.-Gen. Amir Eshel announced, over the pilots' communication system and broadcasted simultaneously on the ground, "We Air Force pilots flying in the sky above the camp of horror, created from the ashes of six million victims, carry their silent cries, salute their bravery and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people in Israel."

The planes, emblazoned with the Star of David, flew above the camp along the railway tracks which led to the crematoria before peeling away. They were accompanied by two Polish MiG-29 jets.

"[The pilots] will fly over the camp for about a second to honor the ashes of their fathers and grandfathers," said Israel Ambassador to Poland Shevach Weiss. "This will be a very emotional moment for them. They will probably be crying in the planes."

In addition to the flyover, some 200 Israeli soldiers were due to take part at a ceremony in the camp, during which the names of victims who arrived at Auschwitz exactly 60 years ago, on September 4, 1943, were to be recited.

IAF Israeli Air Force fly over Auschwitz

A year ago in Cairo, President Barack Hussein Obama said: 
"America's strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.

Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich. Six million Jews were killed – more than the entire Jewish population of Israel today. Denying that fact is baseless, ignorant, and hateful. Threatening Israel with destruction – or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews – is deeply wrong, and only serves to evoke in the minds of Israelis this most painful of memories while preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve."
Obama is wrong!

Israel is not a nation because of the Holocaust!  There was a Holocaust because there was no Israel!

Once more the Jewish people are being threatened by those who would seek their destruction.  And once more the so-called leaders of the civilized world will look the other way.  But this time we Jews will not go quietly into the gas chambers!  This time have the means to fight back! This time we will prevail!