Monday, August 29, 2011

The 10-Year 9-11 Commemoration and Mayor Bloomberg

Gary Fouse

I never have been able to figure out this mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York. Not being a resident of the Big Apple, I am not qualified to comment on his overall performance, but this ten year anniversary of 9-11 is causing a lot of anger. Bloomberg has announced that there will be no religious services or clergy involved with the event and further that first responders also will not be invited to participate (due to space issues.)

Given the number of VIPs who will be invited to participate, it would seem proper for them to give up their invitations in favor of the true heroes of 9-11. As we know, so many first responders also died in the attack while trying to save others. I am not saying President Obama should not be there-he should as well as family survivors of those who died. Yet, this is nothing less than a slap in the face of those who risked their lives and survived.

As for the second issue, it is obvious that Bloomberg is trying to avoid the difficulty in inviting Christian and Jewish clergy while not inviting Muslim clergy-which would infuriate many in itself. The obvious escape hatch is to take out any religious aspects. Yet, what is a ten-year commemoration of this tragedy without anyone praying?

It comes down to this; is it appropriate for Muslim officials or clergy to attend this event since 9-11 was carried out largely in the name of Islam and Allah?

Remember when German chancellor Willy Brandt went to the Warsaw ghetto in 1970 to participate in a commemoration there?

For Germany, this was a public gesture of atonement for the crimes committed by Germany in World War II. Brandt was never a Nazi. He was an opponent of the Nazis who fled to Norway and Sweden and stayed there during the war years. In addition, Germany regularly makes gestures of contrition for what happened in the Nazi years. I have written about what the city of Erlangen does to commemorate the night of Kristallnacht. The commemoration is held at the local Jewish cemetery. Other cities also recognize their responsibility in this regard. In my view, Germans like Brandt have performed beautiful gestures in the years since World War II. The nation has also striven to educate its youth about the events of the past in the hope that such acts will never be repeated

Is this even a valid comparison?

Does that mean that all Germans today, born after the war, are responsible? No. It must also be said that millions of Germans in the Nazi years committed no crimes. Yet the stain is there. Horrible acts were committed in the name of Germany.

That leads me to ask; who would represent the Muslim faith at a 9-11 commemoration and what would such person say? Would he or she say that the people who carried out 9-11 were not following the teachings of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed? (They thought they were.) Would a Muslim speaker say that the people who carried out 9-11 had misinterpreted Islam? Would they say that 9-11 was not carried out on behalf of American Muslims? Would they point out that Muslims also died on 9-11? Would they state that Islam is a religion of peace? Would the speaker(s) say that they felt shame over 9-11 and wanted to atone and stand with America in its fight to prevent further attacks? Would they disown the words of hateful speakers like Yusuf al Qaradawi, who is the spiritual mentor of the Muslim Brotherhood and considered one of the leading Islamic scholars in the world? Would the speaker(s) state that too much hate is being preached in many American mosques and that it has to stop? Would any of the speakers proclaim that Islam requires a Reformation to rid itself of its violent and elements?

Please understand that these are not rhetorical questions and I am not presupposing any of the above. I think they are legitimate questions. Were any Muslim representatives to speak, the reception they received would depend on much on what they said.

Another issue would be who should represent Islam at the 9-11 commemoration. There are a host of so-called moderates to whom the government has reached out to since 9-11 to represent the Islamic faith. Sadly, some of these people have proven to be wolves in sheep's clothing like Abdulrahman Alamoudi, who is now in prison. Others enjoy a reputation as "bridge-builders" who travel the interfaith circuit yet have been known to have questionable associations with radicals and to have made questionable statements.

Were I to invite a Muslim speaker, it would be one who I have full confidence in as a true American moderate, someone like Zuhdi Jasser or Stephen Schwartz. Yet these are figures that our government leaders are reluctant to reach out to because they tell the truth about the threat we face.

Mayor Bloomberg apparently has chosen to avoid all of these questions by excluding any religious aspect to the commemoration. That still leaves unanswered whether we will see representatives of organizations like CAIR present. Undoubtedly, millions of peaceful American Muslims would like to see some Muslim representation at the commemoration. In my view, CAIR would be a huge mistake.

Bloomberg understandably has a "sticky wicket" on his hands, as I believe the British expression goes.

He might still consider Jasser and Schwartz.

If You Ever Wondered How Sick British Society Is, This Proves It!

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

I have enjoyed British Comedy for many decades.  The hilarious satire of Monty Python, Benny Hill and Dave Allen has brought me out of the blues.  Mr. Bean and The Black Adder have got me laughing.  Most British Humor is funny, some in bad taste, but nothing offensive.  Until now.
A controversial film about Muslim suicide bombers is to be screened as part of a season of programmes to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on Channel 4.

It will show Four Lions by comedian Chris Morris days before memorials take place for the terrorist outrages in New York.

Insiders at the broadcaster say Morris wanted to air the 2010 film on the anniversary itself, but bosses refused.

In the comedy, a group of British terrorists bungle a plan to kill thousands of people at the London Marathon in a terror attack.

Channel 4 will premiere it alongside documentaries about heroes from the emergency services and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The plans were revealed at the Edinburgh Television Festival by chief creative officer Jay Hunt.

Speaking at a session called No Risk Please, We’re Prime Time, she said: “I’ve just had a robust conversation with Chris Morris about Four Lions and the scheduling of that and how close it is to 9/11. I think we should absolutely continue to push those boundaries.

“It is going out in the next week and a half or so. It is not going out on 9/11 itself. But it is around then because it speaks to that issue.”

Referring to Morris, who presented a paedophile special for TV satire Brass Eye that received a record number of complaints, she said: “He felt strongly that it was an important flavour in the mix, and I think it is.” - Daily Mail

This is so sick, in such bad taste that words cannot describe the feelings I have.  It reminds me of when The Daily Kos decided that this bit of humor was appropriate on 9/11:

I wonder how the  British would feel if we Americans did a comedy skit in bad taste about 7/7?  Or Princess Diana's Death?  Or any tragedy that they have experienced?

It would be in bad taste and show our utter contempt for the British people.  Just as the British people are showing towards us.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Latest Islamophobia Report

Gary Fouse

The Center for American Progress is a progressive organization (they label themselves as "non-partisan") founded by John Podesta, one of President Clinton's closest advisors. It has just published a booklet on the topic of Islamophobia, which is linked below.

My reactions to this are many. First of all, this is a political document designed to discredit the American right. You will note the repeated use of adjectives such as "right-wing" and "Christian". You should also note that this report received financial funding from George Soros' Open Society.

Look at the people who are singled out for criticism. Not only do they go after Steve Emerson, Robert Spencer, Pam Geller, Brigitte Gabriel, and David Horowitz, they also mention Republicans like Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Peter King, Newt Gingrich, Sue Myrick and Michele Bachmann. They also attack true moderates like Zuhdi Jasser, a practicing Muslim and former Muslims like Nonie Darwish. In fact, the authors try to drag in virtually every conservative figure or organization they can including, naturally, the Tea Party. And of course, Fox News and the "well-developed right-wing echo chamber" are mentioned. Is this really about defending innocent Muslims or just about making liberal/Democratic talking points?

In attacking these figures, they repeat many of the statements that their targets have made about the Islamic threats of violence, intolerance and aspects of sharia law. Yet, they cannot effectively refute them. They want to make the reader believe that talk of Islamic radicalism in American mosques, Islamic supremism, and the threat of sharia to the West are overblown and have no validity.

The writers also want you to think that the people they are singling out for blame have attacked all Muslims as people. That is a canard. Yes, I have read many comments about Muslims on the Internet that are totally intolerant, but not from the people that this report singles out.

This is not even an attempt to suppress Muslim worship, yet certain aspects of Islam-especially as a political ideology- should be open for discussion when they conflict with American values, laws, and our Constitution. This is nothing less than another left-wing attempt to smear conservatives and stifle any critical discussion of Islam. Are we also supposed to cease any critical discussion of pedophilia by Catholic priests-even though such discussion has never been accused of damning Catholics in general?

To try and discredit the critics is to say that there is no Islamic terrorism in the world, that there is no intolerance toward non-Muslims in the world, that there is no wish to implement sharia in the West, that no Muslim has ever acted out an honor-killing in America, that there is absolutely no hate and subversion being preached in any American mosque. They might as well deny 9-11 ever happened. They might as well deny Ft Hood and all the intended terrorist attacks that have been thwarted here in America-not to mention those not thwarted that happen regularly in Pakistan, Aghanistan, Somalia, Nigeria, and so many other places.-all spurred by the hate that this article purports to condemn.

Anyone who is not living in a shell knows better. It doesn't apply to all Muslims and certainly not to all Muslims in America, but it applies to many-including several very prominent Islamic clerics whose hateful messages are documented in video and/or audio. Have you ever heard the sermons of Yusuf al Qaradawi? He is the number one cleric of the Muslim Brotherhood, and make no mistake, he is a virulent anti-Semite. I could list so many others, some right here in America.

Read this report carefully. If you buy into it, you must accept that there is no Islamic terrorist threat. There is no intolerance of other religions within Islam even though it is documented in the Quran and the hadith. You must accept that there are no radical Islamists in our midst who preach hate against the US, Israel, Jews and non-Muslims. You must ignore the parts of sharia law that dictate death for apostates, stoning for women who commit adultery, dhimmitude or death for non-Muslims and all the rest. You must say that we have no right to challenge that.

My impression of this report is that the true purpose is not to defend innocent, peaceful Muslims (which I also support) but to make political points against the conservative right. However, it does remind us that we must always differentiate between those Muslims who have a radical, fundamentalist agenda and those simply trying to lead their lives as best they can. To point out the legitimate concerns that we have is not to preach hate against an entire group of people. To this end, I bring up Anders Breivik, the Norwegian who recemtly committed mass murder over this issue. This report tries to make the point that he drew his inspiration from the same people the report condemns. Yet none of those people or anyone else I am aware of has applauded his act. They have universally condemned it.

The very language of the report gives it away. It has a purely political agenda.

A Prayer

For those in the Path of Hurricane Irene.

May G-d protect you and your family from harm.
May you endure this storm safely,
May you discover that you have a home to return to.

Stay safe and dry.

Good Night Irene by the Weavers

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Gilad Shalit

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

On August 28 Gilad Shalit will turn 25.  He has been held without outside contact for 5 years.  A Prisoner of War without the rights of a POW under the Geneva Conventions of War.  The International Red Cross has been complacent in this horror by refusing to impose sanctions on Hamas until they are allowed to see Gilad.  The world applauds this action.  After all to the world at large Jews have no rights.  And Gilad sits in a prison cell without hope.

Stand With Us has a petition directed to the International Red Cross, Amnesty International, and the United Nations demanding that Gilad be released.  Reminding them that we have not forgotten him.  We haven't.  Please sign it here

On August 28th light a candle for Gilad, pray for his release and don't forget him.  Let everyone know who he is and why he matters.  There can be no peace in the Middle East until he is returned to Israel safe and unharmed.

The Right To Rape Children

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

In the near future your child will be walking home from school, a car pulls up, the man inside grabs your child and for days the child is sexually molested.  The police find both, but the man gets to keep the child and you are placed in jail for the crime of denying a Pedophile his right to rape children.

You feel this can never happen.  Yet recently members of the American Psychiatric Association attended a conference that proposed that pedophilia be accepted as a "lifestyle choice".
A group of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals say it's time to change the way society views individuals who have physical attractions to children.

The organization, which calls itself B4U-Act, is lobbying for changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, the guideline of standards on mental health that's put together by the American Psychiatric Association.

The group says its mission is to help pedophiles before they create a crisis, and to do so by offering a less critical view of the disorder.

"Stigmatizing and stereotyping minor-attracted people inflames the fears of minor-attracted people, mental health professionals and the public, without contributing to an understanding of minor-attracted people or the issue of child sexual abuse," reads the organization's website.

B4U-Act said that 38 individuals attended a symposium in Baltimore last week, including researchers from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and the universities of Illinois and Louisville. According to the group, which said to not endorse every point of view expressed, the speakers in attendance concluded that "minor-attracted" individuals are largely misunderstood and should not be criminalized even as their actions should be discouraged.

Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM, which they said is supposed to be a guide to promote “mental health vs. social control.”

The American Psychiatric Association did not participate in the conference, and evidently does not condone the group's message.

"An adult who engages in sexual activity with a child is performing a criminal and immoral act and this is never considered normal or socially acceptable behavior," the APA wrote in a 2003 position statement.

Critics of the effort also note that the movement likens its fight for pedophilia acceptance to society's more recent embrace of homosexuality. They warn of a slippery slope to a time when pedophilia is "just another lifestyle choice" that won't warrant criminal charges—and will leave young children at risk.
Guess what none of the members of the American Psychiatric Association didn't do?  Yep condemn this idea out right.  Guess what they will be working to do instead?  Yep make it legal for your child, your grandchild to be molested legally.

Speakers also argued that people who are sexually attracted to children should have input into the decision about how pedophilia is defined in the DSM.

How about listening to the victims instead.  They are the ones who will have to live with the consequences of the actions of the APA and their sick views.

You can contact the APA here.
You can contact B4U-ACT here.

Let them know that in no uncertain terms you will ever accept Pedophilia will NEVER be acceptable to you and to US society.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Murder in Mississippi

Gary Fouse

This weekend, I started to do some research on the hate crime numbers in Philadelphia in the wake of the flash mob attacks-as well as the recent incident in Milwaukee. That is because I consider what has been happening in those two cities to be clear examples of one ethnic group targeting another ethnic group. Then, just last night, comes the news of the June 26 murder of a black man in Jackson, Mississippi by a group of white teenagers-2 car loads of them- for no other reason beyond the man's race. (One teen has been charged with murder and another for assault.)

As one whose mother was a Southerner, I had come to the belief over the past few decades that it was a new South that had put the KKK, lynchings, segregation, and resistance to civil rights behind them. I had come to the belief that race relations between whites ands blacks in the South were as good, if not better, as anywhere else in the US.

And now this.

It may well be true that this could have just as easily have happened in New York, Boston or Chicago. The more important point is that we are going the wrong way again. Blacks attack whites in Philadelphia and Milwaukee, and a gang of white teens attacks and kills a 48-year-old black man in Jackson, Mississippi. One can argue that these are isolated incidents, but it is undeniable that anger is being stoked on both sides when these awful things occur. The damage to our country and our society will be incalculable, as if we needed one more problem.

When James Byrd was murdered several years ago in Jasper, Texas by three white men who dragged him to his death with a vehicle, the local community came together as one to work together. The case was quickly solved and justice was meted out (including 2 death sentences). When Jesse Jackson came blowing into town, he was quickly told by black community leaders that his presence was not needed. They were doing just fine with their white brethren without him. That is what needs to happen now in Jackson.

There are so many issues that need to be discussed between white and black America. They always say that America needs a frank and open discussion on race. I agree. It must be frank and open on both sides because both whites and blacks have legitimate concerns, as evidenced by Philadelphia and Milwaukee. But it has to be always an exchange of words and ideas, not violence.

Milwaukee, Philadelphia and now Jackson, Mississippi have done us enormous damage. I commend Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter for his actions in dealing with the issue. I think at this time, it would be good for President Obama to play a role in getting people to come together. What that role would be I am not sure, but now might be the time for him to give a speech to the nation.

(I can't believe I said that.)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Obama’s Constitution Trampling Rages On: Obama’s 9 Impeachment-Worthy Acts

By Maggie of Maggie's Notebook

One thing we know today is, the Democrat party is not your Mamma’s Democrat party. If the current Democrat Congress had an ounce of integrity, the House would be impeaching Barack Obama and the Senate would be convicting him. But today’s Democrat is willing to let Obama unconstitutionally bypass them. There is no way Republicans can stop it, but they could at least try – and make a hell of a lot of noise doing it. Congress has abdicated their duty and violated their oath of office, just as Obama has violated the Constitution to which he swore. Make no mistake about, this man has committed impeachable offenses.

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

…he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…
1) Obama has consistently ignored the Rule of Law regarding illegal aliens. Today he was cheeky enough to publicly announce his plan to thwart the Rule of Law. He moved beyond the DREAM Act, which would have granted fast-track citizenship for illegal children graduating high school or serving in the U.S. Military, to be granted in-state college tuition.

Congress refused to pass the DREAM Act legislation. Today we learn that some 300,000 illegals tagged for deportation will now remain here, and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The news is full of stories that Obama has been confronted by angry Hispanics, wanting and demanding amnesty. His favorable polling among them has gone from 70+% down to 40-something-percent.

2) He has stated his administration, and specifically his Department of Justice, will ignore the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) enacted by Congress, and seek to repeal it. DOMA is law. The repealing is one thing, if he can make it happen, which he likely cannot. Taking action before a repeal is unconstitutional. The Executive Branch does not have the authority to ignore a constitutional law. The Liar-in-Chief defended the Defense of Marriage Act when he campaigned.

3) Just this week the Education Czar granted No Child Left Behind waivers – thirteen years to perform by 2012 they were given, and they can’t make it happen – American kids can’t do math! Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced states can receive waivers – yet the checks for billions to fund it continue. No Child Left Behind is a law enacted by Congress. Neither Duncan or Obama have the authority to make a single change without Congress acting first. Yet it has already been done.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

7 Dead, Over 25 Wounded After Terror Attack

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

So much for working towards a 2-State Solution.  There can be no "solution" to the conflict in the region as longs as the Arabs refuse to renounce terrorism against Jewish civilians.

Today the world saw another "fine" example of Arab Military Tactics.
Seven people were reported dead and at least 25 injured in a three-stage terrorist attack along Israel’s border with Egypt on Thursday.

IDF forces were still searching the area around Eilat and the Egyptian border out of concern that there may be terrorists still in the area. Sources said that it is possible that there were as many 20 terrorist in the area, both in Israel and on the Egyptian side of the border.

They added that there may be another terrorist cell hiding in the area. IDF and special police counter-terrorist forces killed seven terrorists during the three coordinated attacks.

The terror attack began at noon Thursday when terrorists opened fire at an Egged bus traveling on Road 12 near Eilat.

Several minutes later, a number of bombs went off next to an IDF patrol traveling along the border with Egypt. There were also reports of mortar fire from Egypt into Israel. The terrorists apparently then moved on to another spot and fired an anti-tank missile at another vehicle, injuring a number of passengers.

Magen David Adom said that terrorists attacked a bus and a private vehicle 20 kilometers north of the site of the first incident. Paramedics said five people there were mortally wounded in that attack.

The casualties were evacuated to Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat. A number of soldiers were among the casualties

IDF soldiers targeted and hit seven terrorists involved in the attacks, according to IDF spokeswoman Avital Leibovich.

“This seems like a coordinated attack,” a senior IDF officer said. There was also speculation that there may have been more than one terror cell coordinating the attacks.

Commander of the IDF’s Edom Division Brig.-Gen. Tamir Yidayi arrived at the scene of the bus attack and set up a command post to coordinate efforts to capture the perpetrators. The IDF suspects that the terrorists infiltrated into Israel after crossing into Egypt possible from the Gaza Strip.

On Sunday, the Egyptian Military launched a massive operation to capture terrorist cells operating in the Sinai.

Due to concern that terrorists had infiltrated into Israel from Egypt, security officers in Israeli communities along the border were ordered to raise the level of alert and to tell residents to remain inside their home.

Israel has so far managed to construct a barrier along 45 kilometers of it's southern border with Egypt, which stretches for over 200 km.

The original plan was to complete construction of the fence in 2013 but the Defense Ministry decided several months ago to hire six different contracts in order to speed up the construction and complete the project by the end of 2012.

The Defense Ministry said it would complete construction of an additional 100 km by the end of 2011. Officials said that 700 meters of fence was constructed on a daily basis.

Following the attacks near Eilat on Thursday, Defense Ministry Dir.-Gen. Udi Shani convened a meeting to discuss ways to increase the number of workers who work on the fence in an effort to move up the completion date.

Authorities set up an emergency telephone number for those affected by the attacks near Eilat: 1255175.

Prime Minister Netanyahu and the IDF promises to retaliate for this horror.  That is not an idle threat.  Both Hamas and the UN in Gaza are running for cover.  2 small children were wounded in this attack.

Every protest scheduled for this weekend by the leftists in the "Tent Cities" have been cancelled.  In Israel people unite against terror, not support it.

My prayers go out to the families of the victims.  May the killers be tracked down fast and justice be swift.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh The Horror!

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

For decades the world has been told that there is an humanitarian crises in Gaza.  That the people living in Gaza are being systematically starved to death by the evil Israelis.  That unless the world sends help thousands of people will starve.  Yet these people are the greatest of humanitarians.  For while they are starving to death they are sending their food to Somalia.  Yes they are sending humanitarian aid to Somalia.
In another sign that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza isn't all it is said to be, Gazans are sending aid to Somalia.

Imams in mosques in the Gaza strip mentioned Somalia during Friday prayers last week and asked Gazans to donate to their brothers there. Moreover, the Arab Doctors Union Gaza branch ran a campaign asking the people of Gaza to donate to people of Somalia.

The campaign, called "From Gaza hand in hand to save the children of Somalia", will last throughout Ramadan.

The Union took out advertisements supporting the campaign in local radios and websites to encourage people to contribute to the campaign. It is planning advertisements on local television also.

Various people responded to the campaign, but most donations came from the local non-governmental organizations and some wealthy businessmen, according to the organizers of the campaign.

One of the donors, Mohammed Abd Al Latif said, "I saw the pictures of our brothers in Somalia and felt so sorry for them; I wanted to do anything to help."

"The campaign aimed at demonstrating the extent of physical cohesion between the besieged Gaza and Somalia, showing that the Palestinian people are capable of supporting and standing by the Somali people," said Ahmad Hathat, the public relations officer of the Union.

The charity campaign underscores the fact that Gaza is swimming in surplus aid from an international community willing to underwrite the national aspirations of Fatah and Hamas to the extent that their enclaves have become transit points, rather than a destination, for aid.

Such generosity (while receiving US and UN aid for their hunger problem.) should be rewarded don't you think?  Especially after crying about their own problems of hunger and deprivation.

The people of Gaza who are crying wolf so often that none should ever believe them again!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Loopy New York Times Op-ed

Gary Fouse

"The first is this nonsense must stop. It must stop. If you want to act like a butthead, you're butthead is going to get locked up. And if you want to act like an idiot, move. Move out of this city. We don't want you here anymore."

- Philadephia Mayor MIchael Nutter speaking August 7, 2011 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

Leave it to two married professors from NYU and Columbia University to blame the UK riots on Prime Minister David Cameron, budget cuts, and even the Tea Party. That's what Richard Sennett and his wife Saskia Sennen do in this New York Times op-ed

The Tea Party, indeed.

This, of course, is nothing more than the pinhead academic attitude that government must provide the sustenance of life to all, and when the money runs out-just keep spending. In the real world, things don't work that way. The lesson of the riots will be that European socialism, the great welfare state, and a fawning subservience to some foggy notion of Multi-Culturalism do not work. Sennen, who is Dutch, apparently has not learned the lesson of her own country.

What we are seeing in Britain is the culmination of a failed experiment that the rest of Western Europe is also learning. The Brits created a socialistic welfare state, and now the money has run out to pay for it.

They also created a monster of multi-culturalism that did nothing to assimilate their ethnic minorities even though previous generations of immigrants from South Asia had been able to succeed in Britain. At some point, the assimilation stopped. A lot of it was due to Islamic extremism and the likes of people like Anjem Choudary, who openly works to install shariah as the law of the land in the UK as he and his worthless followers spit on everything British.

What have the Brits been doing in this past generation that has created such division of the races? This past week, we have seen rioters of all races including whites, some from well-off families. Yet, blacks have attacked whites and Asians alike. Three of the four dead are of Indian descent-run down by a car diven by a black rioter.

If you listen to interviews with the masked rioters, it is clear that they feel entitled to take from others what they don''t have ( haven't earned) themselves.

I see the problem as two-fold, and it is a problem that is brewing in the rest of Europe. First, the Brits can no longer pay for the goodies they have been handing out in the form of welfare to people who don't work. Second, multi-culturalism has been embraced and whatever assimilation they had has stopped. Europeans didn't care if immigrants learned their languages, their customs or assimilated. Just let them settle in segregated neighborhoods, do the manual labor or collect welfare, while we "salute" their cultures. Now they (the Brits) are paying the price.

Another thing has been all too clear; has anyone ever taught the British cops how to make an arrest? How humiliating it is once again to watch cops, armed only with batons and shields, running in retreat from thugs throwing missiles and Molotov cocktails at them. You throw a Molotov cocktail at an American cop and you're going to get shot. Instead, thugs take over the streets, beat people, rob them and burn their shops as they loot. Keep in mind that there is no 2nd amendment in that country. They confiscated the guns long ago, and even the cops don't carry guns except for certain special squads. Once upon a time that might have been reasonable in civilized Britain , but not now. Britain is no longer civilized, and the rest of Europe is following just a couple of paces behind.

What Britain needs to do is find another Churchill or Thatcher to lead them and tell the people that the welfare state is over. If they want to succeed, they need to get an education, work, and contribute to society. In addition, they need to tell their bad apple immigrants that it is time to assimilate into British society or get out. If people like Choudary want to live under Islamic law, there are plenty of countries they can move back to. (Choudary is UK-born.) Surely, not all Indians or Pakistanis in Britain share Choudary's beliefs, but they are all suffering the backlash because of it.

If the Brits don't act now and act decisively, we are witnessing the death of once-Great Britain-with the rest of Europe soon to follow.

As I stated, some of the rioters were white. They have also been imbued with the attitude that they are entitled to the largess of the producers of British society courtesy of the government. In addition, Britain needs to stop treating its minorities as if they were some sort of children with Downs Syndrome, who are not responsible for their actions. That is an insult to the black and Asian immigrant communities who work, produce, assimilate, consider themselves Britains, and obey the law. The message they have been getting for years now is that their assimilation and accomplishments as immigrants are irrelevant. It is the thugs and troublemakers who must be accommodated. If the good immigrants find themselves living in dangerous neighborhoods and being victimized by the bad elements, that is just too bad.

Does that sound familiar to you American readers? How many years now have law-abiding blacks had to live in areas where they are afraid to go out at night because the police know that every time they get into a violent confrontation with a criminal in the inner city, their jobs and their very freedom are being put on the line? I saw it first-hand as a DEA agent. Most black residents in the inner city want those crack houses and heroin-shooting galleries shut down. Instead, we make them irrelevant as we find excuses for the flash mobs in Philadelphia and other places even as Philly mayor Michael Nutter has had the courage to speak to the rioters and tell them in no uncertain words what they are-bums.

How about other countries in Europe where assaults on Jews on the streets of Malmo, Amsterdam and other cities is met with indifference because nobody wants to upset the perpetrating minority responsible?

These are the lessons that we outside of Britain need to take away from these riots and from what is happening in other European countries.

Instead, these two goofy professors from over-rated Columbia University and NYU tell us that the lesson America needs to learn is that we must never turn off the welfare spigot, lest the unhappy dependents "justifiably" run amok.

No Jews Allowed

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

In the new Palestinian State.  That is if Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen has his wish.
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told visiting US Congressmen on Thursday he wants the security of a future PA state to be handed to NATO under US command, the Maan news agency reported Friday.

The PA state must also be "empty of settlements," Abbas said, according to official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA.

Members of the US Congress and Senate delegation, headed by Democrat Senator Steny Hoyer, met with Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday, and quizzed Abbas on Israel's designation as a Jewish state, the status of refugees, and reconciliation between Abbas' Fatah party and rival Hamas, Presidential adviser Nimir Hamad said.

Abbas reiterated the Palestinian Authority's well-known positions on these matters, Hammad added, and specified that security responsibility for the Palestinian Authority would be handled by a third party, suggesting the US-Europe military alliance NATO.

In September 2010, Abbas outlined his government's acceptance of international forces from NATO or similar to the UNIFIL force operating in southern Lebanon playing a role in PA security, as long as forces did not include one single Israeli, whether from the civilian population or the military.

Abbas is currently pursuing a unilateral recognition of PA statehood based on pre-1967 lines at the United Nations in September.

No Jews allowed in their "hallowed" land.  Not even if that Jew was a member of a NATO force.  The land must be cleansed of all contamination by those evil people.  And Sheik Barack Hussein Obama will not only support this idea, but will commit thousands of American troops (No Jews will be permitted to go) to the idea.

Just another way Sheik Obama will destroy Israel.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Milwaukee and Philadelphia

Gary Fouse

On Friday, a race riot broke out in Milwaukee as dozens, if not hundreds of black youths attacked whites as they left the Wisconsin State Fair. I noted on my post that the major news organs were not reporting the story. As a resident of Southern California, I was particularly interested to hear what conservative talk show host Larry Elder would have to say about the incident. Elder, who is black, is constantly accused of being an Uncle Tom because of his views on race.

By chance, I had attended a social event in Hollywood the previous weekend in which Elder also attended (Republican Party Animals). I would have loved to meet him since I admire him greatly, but I make it a point not to approach celebrities.

This morning, I happened to catch part of his show while driving to LA. (I missed Monday's show). Today, Elder was discussing the weekend reports of the flash mobs that have been attacking people on the streets of Philadelphia. I still don't know if he discussed Milwaukee, but he spoke clearly on what is happening in Philadelphia. He condemned it, as well as any notion that poverty was the cause. He quoted Philadelphia mayor, Michael Nutter, himself black, who has publicy told the thugs that they are "damaging their race".

Elder has often stated very clearly that the biggest problem facing black America is the lack of the two-parent family and the high illegitimate birth rate-70% as compared to about 25% some fifty years ago during the days of Jim Crow. He blames that on the welfare state that provided disincentives for families to stay married. To me, there doesn't seem to be any other logical reason.

The incident in Milwaukee and the flash mobs in Philadelphia also illustrate another unpleasant truth that we must face. The victims are white. Can you imagine the media reaction had it been whites attacking blacks? Instead, the mainstream news media prefers to ignore it-not even report it-or if they do, make excuses for it. Meanwhile, where is the Dept of Justice investigating race-based hate crimes? We are still deluding ourselves that today-in the year 2011- blacks are the biggest target of hate crimes and violent attacks. True enough, they certainly were in the old South, but today, we have a new South, where whites and blacks co-exist probably better than the North-certainly better than Milwaukee and Philadelphia. We will never see the true statistics, but if you start labeling these incidents in Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and other big cities as hate crimes-which they are, black on white crime would be at the top.

However, we are still prevented from having an honest and open discussion about it due to political correctness and the dread that whites have of being called racist. Yet, by this willful blindness, we do a disservice to the majority of black people who have jobs and obey the law. We are telling them that their accomplishments and character have no value. Meanwhile, thuggery brings back unpleasant stereotypes of blacks that we all want to put behind us. Mayor Nutter is correct; the thugs in Philadelphia are damaging the race.

Star Parker, a black conservative writer and commentator, who herself came from tough circumstances, has said it best; Poor people are not poor because rich people are rich. Yet, we have a president who was elected by a naive majority who believed he was going to bring us together and move this nation beyond race. What has he done other than fuel the fires over class envy-not by race-but by economic class? For Obama, it's the rich vs the poor. Is it a stretch to conclude that young blacks from broken families on welfare in places like Philadelphia and Milwaukee will act that out by attacking those whom they perceive as being rich-the whites?

This is the moment for the President, the Jesse Jacksons, the Al Sharptons, the NAACP, and the Congressional Black Caucus to step up and speak to young people in the inner cities. Don't hold your breath. It is moments like this that Sharpton goes to the scene and leads a "No justice-no peace" rally.

Meanwhile, we ignore the voices of people like Larry Elder and other black conservatives, who really are the the most intellectually stimulating and courageous people in our society. They pay a steep price for speaking the truth, and they should be supported by all social conservatives.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Now Without Bullets

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Hat tip to IggyMom

The Rules of Engagement for our troops in Afghanistan are restricting in every sense of the word.  No attacks at night if it might wake up a civilian.  If the enemy shoots at you and then drops their weapons, you cannot shoot at them while they run to get more ammo or another weapon.  And now this order:  You are to keep your weapons at AMBER status.  For those of you who do not know what AMBER status is, it means the weapon has a loaded magazine, but the safety is on and no round is chambered.
Commanders have ordered a U.S. military unit in Afghanistan to patrol with unloaded weapons, according to a source in Afghanistan.

American soldiers in at least one unit have been ordered to conduct patrols without a round chambered in their weapons, an anonymous source stationed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan said in an interview. The source was unsure where the order originated or how many other units were affected.

When a weapon has a loaded magazine, but the safety is on and no round is chambered, the military refers to this condition as “amber status.” Weapons on “red status” are ready to fire—they have a round in the chamber and the safety is off.

The source stated that he had been stationed at the base for only a month, but the amber weapons order was in place since before he arrived. A NATO spokesman could not confirm the information, stating that levels of force are classified.

“Our overall aim is to defeat the insurgency which means we must gain and then maintain the support of the Afghan population,” said Lieutenant Commander Iain Baxter, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in a statement to HUMAN EVENTS/ Guns & Patriots. “This must be the objective of every action taken by ISAF service members, and it calls for responses that de-escalate situations where the use of deadly force may not be necessary. In doing this, leaders at all levels make enormous efforts to ensure that troops balance their own protection with the protection of the Afghan population.”

Finish reading here.
We tried this idea of winning over their hearts and minds in Vietnam.  It didn't work then, it won't work now.  The next step will be to go on patrol without any bullets and to talk to the enemy instead of firing back.

Sheik Obama's regime has repeatedly hampered the hands of our fighting men in Afghanistan for the last 3 years.  While our men are dying, the enemy is laughing at us.  While we are retreating and leaving, the enemy is biding its time to retake that nation.  A failed military policy to go along with Sheik Obama's failed domestic, economic and foreign policies.  January 20, 2013 cannot come fast enough.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Abe Foxman Just Doesn't Get It

Gary Fouse

Add Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League to those liberals who are using the tragedy in Norway to lash out at anyone who dares to speak out against radical Islam. Here is an article Foxman has written in the Washington Post.

First of all, I respect Mr Foxman's concern about Muslims being the target of hate either in Europe or the US. I know too many decent Muslims not to share that concern. I have no desire to see Muslims insulted on the street, assaulted, or otherwise discriminated against. I get that.

What Mr Foxman doesn't get is the reality of what is happening in Europe. The anti-immigrant feeling doesn't exist simply because there are immigrants. The problem is that Europeans are reacting to intolerance itself. It has been documented countless times on this site and others the anti-Semitic harassment against Jews by Muslim immigrants on the streets of major European cities like Malmo, Amsterdam, Paris and many others. However, that is just part of the problem.

Is Mr Foxman acquainted with Anjem Choudary in Britain and his various radical associations like Islam4UK and Muslims Against the Crusades? Is Mr Foxman aware that these groups are attempting to set up sharia zones in British cities? Is he aware that Choudary is predicting a Britain under shariah law, where hands will be cut off, apostates killed, and all British girls circumcised? Did I mention the Underground bombings? Certainly, that does not represent all British Muslims, but people have every right to be upset about that. Thus, you have the English Defense League.

Is Mr Foxman aware of how entire streets are being blocked off illegally for Friday prayers in Paris? Is he aware of the street crime being conducted by Muslim immigrants and the Paris suburbs where non-Muslims dare not venture? France has the largest Muslim population in Europe and many are long-standing immigrants from the Magreb (Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, which were French colonies.) Certainly, they are not all the problem, but France has a serious problem and to admit it is not racist.

Is Mr Foxman aware that in 2010, 100% of reported rapes in Norway were committed by Muslim immigrants? Is that to suggest that all Muslim immigrants in Norway are rapists? Of course not, but 100% is a startling number.

(Arutz Sheva)

Instead of realizing the problem, Foxman prefers to label those who refuse to tolerate the intolerable and intolerance itself as racists-on both sides of the Atlantic. He refers to bloggers like Pam Geller and Robert Spencer as bigots. He uses the term "white supremists". It has nothing to do with skin color. Is it racist to react angrily toward a vile person like Choudary and his followers? Is it racist to be angry when your government has allowed a massive wave of immigrants into the country who don't work, contribute nothing, have no respect for the local culture or values, and consider local women as whores? Is it racist to speak out against people who illegally close off entire streets even to residents and merchants so they can conduct their Friday prayers-and dare anyone to interfere?

Is it racist to speak out against the continuing outrage in Malmo, where local Jews are leaving in droves to escape the harassment they suffer at the hands of Muslim immigrants, who take to the streets and riot when something displeases them?

Is it racist to speak out against the fact that European cities are no longer the safe cities they had been because of certain immigrants?

It is true that the Europeans also fear the loss of their own identiies in their own countries. If present demographics continue, Europe will become majority Muslim within a generation ot two. The problem is not that Europeans are racists. They certainly can accomodate and assimilate immigrants, and I have met and seen many immigrants from many countries who have assimilated into European countries. It is one thing to welcome and assimilate immigrants. It is quite another to be expected to assimilate into the immigrants.

Another large part of the problem is the fact that we are living in an age where militant Islam is on the march. Many of the European Muslim immigrants (not all) are caught up in the jihadist mentality. Many (not all) fully intend to bring about an Islamic society within the European countries they have moved to. Mr Foxman doesn't seem to understand that.

This is in no way a defense of Anders Breivik and the act he committed. What Foxman doesn't get is that nobody who is speaking out about what is happening in Europe is applauding Breivik. It was a horrific act as isolated as the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh.

It seems that Foxman is also taking a backhand slap at Gentiles who "love Jews because they hate Muslims". That is ridiculous. What is wrong with non-Jews condemning anti-Semitism from any direction? It is wrong when carried out by Christians; it is just as wrong when carried out by Muslims.

And what does Foxman mean when comparing anti-Islamic sentiment with anti-Semitism of the 19-20th centuries? When were Jews setting off bombs in European cities? When were Jews imposing their religious beliefs on non-Jews and trying to turn the European countries they lived in into Jewish countries? How many times did Jews riot in the streets when they perceived that Judaism had been insulted?

Last year, Foxman spoke to a Jewish group in Newport Beach. When he was asked about problems of anti-Semitism at the nearby University of California at Irvine, he brushed it off by saying that everything at UCI was fine. Given the fact that the Orange County ADL has done next to nothing regarding the on-going controversies at UCI, Foxman's answer should not be surprising. Frankly, I have no idea what it is this organization does.

I suggest that Mr Foxman take a trip to Malmo, Sweden and stroll through the streets wearing a yarmulka. It would be an education for him.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Obama Parties While Our Troops Starve

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

Hat Tip to Iggymom

Today President Barack Hussein Obama will be celebrating his 50th birthday with a mega-million dollar bash costing each guest $35,800 each.  Each person will be well fed you can assure.

Today members of the military in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other overseas locations will not be well fed.  They will be short of food, short of water, short of ammo, short of toiletries.  In fact they are being systematically wiped out by their own government.
A Special Message from

Debbie Lee,
Gold Star Mother
In Loving Memory of Marc Alan Lee, US Navy SEAL

Dear friends, I’m writing this to you as an emergency response to an extremely urgent problem developing for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan right now…

This week I received a very concerning letter from a longtime supporter and mother of a deployed soldier. It seems like our current Commander-in-Chief, after snatching up credit for killing Osama bin Laden, has now forgotten the remaining 120,000 soldiers abroad that are serving their country by fighting a deadly war against terrorism. Help us show the troops that Americans have not forgotten about the sacrifices they are constantly making and thank them for their courageous patriotism by sending a much needed care package!

Unfortunately, the media only covers the sensational stories and it looks like the government neglecting our troops in combat deployment is just not that interesting of a story. On Monday I received this letter that just turned my stomach:
I mentioned to you that my son would soon be deploying to Afghanistan for the first time. He is now 21 and has been there for almost three weeks. It has been tense at times but he loves his country and believes in his mission.You asked that I let you know his units address and you would be sure that care packages were sent. We have been sending one a week and have asked Chris (our son) to please share as well as let us know who in his unit hasn’t received anything and we will be sure they are taken care of. Mail is slow so we don’t have those names yet.

I guess since Obama has announced the draw down the PX’s are no longer stocking much so my son has asked for the bare personal hygiene items that one would think they would have. In other words, everything is appreciated.

- MAF Supporter

As you can see by the pictures, the shelves in the makeshift PX are empty. The few items are suppose to be available to a whole base of hundreds, not for a few men and women.

Our troops deserve better.  Much better.  Like it or not liberals, we are fighting a war, not a police action, not a containment, but a war.  Our fighting men and women deserve to be fed properly, given good, clean water, enough ammunition to do the job.  And they need the kid gloves to be removed!  So what if they wake up a village with gunfire?  They are cleaning the area of the enemy and making it a better place for the locals.  Who really cares if they point their weapons at a "civilian"?  If your enemy dresses and hides behind the "civilians" then the "civilians" will be hurt, or have guns pointed at them.

While President Obama stuffs his face with gourmet treats, don't let our men suffer.  It isn't right.  Call your Congressman, your Senator, let them know how angry you are about this.

If you are really generous you can send a care package to our troops.  The Campaign Store has "Care Packages" for all budgets.  From the small individual pack to the battalion pack, each one helps our troops.

This is just a sample of what our troops will receive.  Just a few moments here and you will make a soldier's life a little brighter.  And that is all that really matters.

Thank you and may G-d Bless!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Alan Dershowitz on Norway

Gary Fouse

Last year, some young British twit named Ben White came to UC Irvine to speak against Israel. During the Q and A, I took him to task for having earlier written that the Palestinians had a long tradition of non-violent protest (as if the Palestinians had a long tradition of anything). As I sat down, White said something about my remarks being "right out of the Alan Dershowitz playbook".

Let me be clear; I am no fan of Alan Dershowitz. To me, he will always be one of the lawyers who got OJ Simpson off on a murder rap he was clearly guilty of. He also got some Danish aristocrat named Claus von Bulow off after he (von Bulow) poisoned his wife with an insulin injection putting her in a permanent coma. (She lived in a vegetative state until dying in 2008.)

I do side with Dershowitz on certain issues, however. Therefore, I am cross-posting his recent take on the Norway massacre in

I don't know why Israel doesn't kick the Norwegian ambassador out of the country and recall their own ambassador. Who needs friends like Norway? The Norwegians, like most of the rest of Scandinavia, are so politically-correct that they have blinded themselves as to good and evil.

Why does it take yet another pro-Israel commentator to point out that the work of Anders Breivik is abhorred by everyone? Why does it take someone like Dershowitz to explain to the Norwegians that terror and murder against innocents is evil no matter who does it? Why is it that so many in Europe are willing to turn a blind eye to anti-Semitic hatred after the historical lesson of the Holocaust, when so many European countries watched the Nazis round up their their Jewish citizens and pack them off to the death camps?

And while I'm on the subject, maybe we should reconsider our own involvement in NATO given their joke of a performance in Libya without us putting our own boots on the ground. Why do you think all these western European countries have been able to build up their massive welfare states? It's because they have had to spend next to nothing on their own defense with the US providing the umbrella protecting them from the Soviet Union. Let the Europeans provide for their own defense since they don't see the threat of radical Islam in their own back yards. If we are looking to cut spending and save money for ourselves, maybe we should concentrate on own defense and let others fend for themselves. For too long now we have allowed the Europeans to bite the hand that has saved them from Nazism, helped them rebuild their shattered nations and protected them from communism. Let them run NATO without us. If they really think that the US and Israel are the biggest problems and obstacles to blissful peace with the oil producing Arab states, then let them consummate their marriage with that hostile immigrant presence that spits in their face, harasses their remaining Jewish citizens, and demands that they change their very culture to accommodate them.

And to think the Norwegian ambassador to Israel has the gall to blame Israel for Palestinian terrorism.

You Save The Whole House.

By Findalis of Monkey in the Middle

On the Senate Floor Sen. Rubio discusses the debt and engages in a debate with Sen. John Kerry.

One of the best political speeches in the history of the US Senate.

Hat Tip to Storm'nNorm'n