iLife TV's Danny Fontana interviews Democracy Broadcasting spokesperson about the religious motivations of the global Jihad; the war-footing necessary in the West and in Israel to defeat the Islamic totalitarian movement.
Broadcast nationally on i-Life TV network.
Rush to wrongly chastise Israel over 1982 settlement reveals State Dept's prejudice against Jewish State. From the NY Sun:
"Indeed, before the State Department even said that Israel should abide, why didn't they first check? Or why haven't they checked by now? And the same question can be asked of the New York Times. They editorialized and wrote about the story. They have reporters in Israel. Why didn't they first check?
It seems increasingly clear that the settlement isn't new. And yet between the State Department, the AP, the New York Times, and others, for two days Israel was repeatedly attacked and accused of violating a peace agreement. We're reminded of the Winston Churchill line that "a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
Will the Times and the AP apologize for printing incorrect stories, and for misinterpreting the State Department statement (as State claims)? And will the State Department apologize at a minimum for not contradicting erroneous claims made in its name? "
Please read it all: http://www.shinesforall.com/archives/2006/12/state_departmen_6.html
Islamists (defined as persons who demand to live by the sacred law of Islam, the Shari'a) might in fact do better than the earlier totalitarians. They could even win. That's because, however strong the Western hardware, its software contains some potentially fatal bugs. Three of them - pacifism, self-hatred, complacency - deserve attention.
Islamists deploy formidable capabilities, however, that go far beyond small-scale terrorism (including):
A non-violent approach - what I call "lawful Islamism" - that pursues Islamification through educational, political, and religious means, without recourse to illegality or terrorism. Lawful Islamism is proving successful in Muslim-majority countries like Algeria and Muslim-minority ones like the United Kingdom.
Please read it all: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1164881991915&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter
Since renewed Palestinian-Israeli violence began six years ago, however, the number of emigrants to Israel has dropped markedly, from 61,542 in 2000 to 19,200 as of November this year, according to Israeli government statistics.
During the same period, however, the number of emigrants from North America slowly but steadily increased by nearly 50%, to nearly 3,000 this year. Unlike other emigrants, many of whom fled persecution and discrimination in their home countries, North Americans tend to be motivated by dreams of spiritual fulfillment or idealistic longing to help build up the relatively young Jewish state, said Nefesh B'Nefesh spokesman Charley J. Levine, who lives in Israel.
Read any newspaper or turn on any news broadcast and you're bound to encounter stories of Islamic radicals fighting, killing and threatening each other -- and just about everyone else.
• In Somalia, jihadists, with the support of al Qaeda, have clashed with troops loyal to the country's internationally recognized interim government and now threaten neighboring Ethiopia with all-out war.
• Nearby in Darfur, Muslim militiamen called janjaweed wage genocide against black Christian and animist villagers -- apparently with the Sudanese government's consent.
• Shi'ite and Sunni militias, each claiming to represent true Islam, keep slaughtering each other in Iraq.
• Hezbollah ("Party of God") seeks to destroy democracy in Lebanon by provoking Israel, which it is sworn to eliminate.
• On the West Bank, Hamas and Fatah have taken time out from their attacks on Israel to murder each other and innocent bystanders.
• The Iranian Shi'ite theocracy -- when not hosting Holocaust deniers or sending terrorists into Iraq -- issues serial pledges to finish off Israel.
• Pakistan's shaky leadership pleads it can neither target Osama bin Laden nor stop Taliban jihadists hiding in its remote regions from streaming back into Afghanistan.
• In Europe, opera producers, novelists, cartoonists and filmmakers are increasingly circumspect out of fear of death threats from Islamists.
While each conflict is unique and rooted in its own history, the common thread -- radical Islam -- is obvious. It's thus worth asking why this violent, intolerant strain of Islam has taken hold in so many unstable places -- and at this particular time.
The ascent of radical Islam is, perhaps, the natural culmination of a century's worth of failed political systems in Muslim countries that were driven by morally bankrupt ideologies, led by cruel dictators, or both.
In the 1930s, German-style fascism appealed to Arabs in Palestine and Egypt. Soviet-style communism had sympathetic governments in Afghanistan, Algeria and Yemen. Ba'athism took hold in Syria and Iraq. The secular Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser promised a new pan-Arabism that would do away with colonial borders that divided the "the Arab nation." Then there is the more pragmatic authoritarianism that survives in Moammar Gadhafi's Libya or in the petrol-monarchies in the Gulf.
Radical Islam may be as totalitarian and as morally bankrupt as any of these past or mostly defunct "isms," but its current appeal isn't hard to figure out. Unlike fascism or communism, radical Islam is locally grown and not plagued by charges of foreign contamination. Indeed, Islamists claim to wage jihad against the modernism and globalization of the outside, mostly Westernized world. Such a message resonates in stagnant, impoverished Muslim countries.
Of course, while the people of the region may be poor, the Islamist movement isn't. Huge oil profits filter throughout the Muslim world, allowing Islamists to act on their rhetoric. In today's world, militias can easily acquire everything from shoulder-held anti-aircraft missiles to rocket-propelled grenades. With such weapons on their own turf, Islamists can nullify billion-dollar Western jets and tanks.
There is still another reason for the rise of Islamists: They sense a new hesitation in the West. We appear to them paralyzed over oil prices and supplies and fears of terrorism. And so they have also waged a brilliant propaganda war, adopting the role of victims of Western colonialism, imperialism and racism. In turn, much of the world seems to tolerate their ruthlessness in stifling freedom, oppressing women and killing nonbelievers.
So how, aside from killing jihadist terrorists, can we defend ourselves against the insidious spread of radical Islam? Here are a few starting suggestions:
(1) Bluntly identify radical Islam as fascistic -- without worrying whether some Muslims take offense when we will talk honestly about the extremists in their midst.
(2) At the same time, keep encouraging consensual governments in the Middle East and beyond that could offer people security and prosperity, while distancing ourselves from illegitimate dictators, especially in Syria and Iran, that promote terrorists.
(3) Establish that no more autocracies in the Middle East and Asia will be allowed to get the bomb.
(4) Seek energy independence that would collapse the world price of oil, curbing petrodollar subsidies for terrorists and our own appeasement of their benefactors.
(5) Appreciate the history and traditions of a unique Western civilization to remind the world that we have nothing to apologize for but rather much good to offer to others.
(6) Finally, keep confident in a war in which our will and morale are every bit as important as our overwhelming military strength. The jihadists claim we are weak spiritually, but our past global ideological enemies -- Nazism, fascism, militarism and communism -- all failed. And so will they.
Victor Davis Hanson is a nationally syndicated columnist and a classicist and historian at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and author of "A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War."
Evidence exonerates Israel from propaganda used to vilify Israel and justify Palestinian intifada. Mohammed al Dura was a conspiracy of Arafat and French TV news bureau.
Michael Freund's "In Praise of Christian Zionists" in the Jerusalem Post.
...Far greater things are at stake here than just boosting revenues from tourism. For as strong and robust as the American Jewish community might be, it cannot and will not last forever, as recent demographic trends make clear. That leaves evangelical Christians as the best hope for ensuring that bedrock US support for Israel remains firm and unwavering in the decades to come.
In other words, thank God for Christian Zionists. Like it or not, the future of the relationship between Israel and the US might very well hinge far less on America's Jews than on its Christians.
Please enjoy this touching call-to-all-good-people to stand-up and stop the global incursion of Islamist imperialism and violence. Composed and performed (even synthesized voice) by the inspiring patriots behind PatrickHenrySongs.com. (Would you like to see a music video edited to this song?). Happy Holidays to all!
The Arab-Israel conflict has nothing to do with the tiny strip of land that Israel's few million Jews are sitting on, a strip of land you could drop into Saudi Arabia or Iran and spend weeks trying to find again. It has nothing to do with the supposed oppression of the Palestinians, considering that what's labeled 'oppression' would be a day at the beach in most of the Arab world. (Checkpoints, checkpoints! They're actually delaying them at checkpoints!)
Underneath it has to do with that same frustrated mix of rage, desire, envy and misery that coats the entire region. The frenzy of men madly assaulting women is not fundamentally different from the frenzy of the lynchers of Israeli soldiers or the rock throwers or the suicide bombers or the car swarmers or the mob tearing at the Ayatollah Khameni's coffin. It is not a condition Israel creates in its territory, but a condition endemic to the region and one that helps explain why Iraq is tearing itself apart in an uncontrollable frenzy of murder and mayhem the moment Saddam's iron hand was lifted from the populace.
"It began with Israel and it will only end with Israel!" It was the authentic voice of the British Broadcasting Corporation, or at least one of its most renowned and respected presenters, at a cocktail party last week. The Iraq Study Group, he declared, had finally sounded the death knell of the Bush doctrine. A chastened president would now have to kick out the neocon kids and listen to the "grownups." And the top priority would now be the unfinished business not just of 2001, but of 1967 and even of 1948. Had not James Baker himself — the most grown-up of all the grownups — endorsed both the return of the Golan Heights and the Palestinian right of return in his celebrated report?
The BBC now has a huge audience in America as well as in the rest of the world for its endless reiteration of the implied thesis that the Jewish state is the root of all evil — not only of war in the East but of terrorism in the West too — and that the " Israel lobby" rules in Washington.
The BBC has reported this gathering of ghouls as if it were a mere eccentricity of the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, rather than the culmination of a concerted policy intended to accomplish nothing less than the delegitimization, and ultimately the destruction, of Israel. ...
Such an open advocacy of genocidal anti-Semitism by a state of 70 million people is rare enough, but this one is backed up by a $50 Billion-a-year oil income, much of which is being spent on a huge program to create weapons of mass destruction and a levée en masse of terrorist "martyrs."
Saudi's give British justice a public dhimmifying, as British prosecutors abandon bribery charges when Saudis threaten to cancel a 10-billion-pound weapons contract to British Aerospace.
Less-publicized Saudi leverage might help explain Western intelligence's disregarding Saudi's advocating sedition through the Wahabi movement throughout the West.
"Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith said the decision had been made "in the wider public-interest," which had to be balanced against the rule of law."
Media's anti-Semitic distortion of 'equal-access holiday display' imbroglio portrays 'Shylock as Scrooge'-- ruining Christmas-- which has ignited anti-Semitic expressions throughout North America.
Coal-soot tarnishes Diaspora Jews' rose-colored, social-acceptance outlook.
Jewish Establishment's public-relations management effectiveness trial-tested.
(from The Seattle Times) "Mr. Robert Jacobs, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said more than a dozen organizations or rabbis had reported receiving hate e-mail. His organization was advising local Jewish institutions that have received significant numbers of hate e-mails to consider having security during Hanukkah and other holiday-season events."
Commentary: The Jewish parties involved have sued no-one, endangered no air-safety, yet earned wide revilement; but fundamentalist-Muslim- Imams threaten the in-flight, terror-behavior threshold, then sue the airline to cry "wolf" to reduce true, terror-threat reporting, which actually does endanger air-safety. Ought North Americans re-adjust their concern towards truly 'religious' challenges in air-travel?
(hat tip: LGF)http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23603_Al_Jazeera_Editor_Whines-_We_Always_Lose_to_Israel&only
Q: Who is responsible for the situation?
A: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most important reasons why these crises and problems continue to simmer. The day when Israel was founded created the basis for our problems. The West should finally come to understand this. Everything would be much calmer if the Palestinians were given their rights.
Q: Do you mean to say that if Israel did not exist, there would suddenly be democracy in Egypt, that the schools in Morocco would be better, that the public clinics in Jordan would function better?
A: I think so.
Q: Can you please explain to me what the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has to do with these problems?
A: The Palestinian cause is central for Arab thinking.
Q: In the end, is it a matter of feelings of self-esteem?
A: Exactly. It’s because we always lose to Israel. It gnaws at the people in the Middle East that such a small country as Israel, with only about 7 million inhabitants, can defeat the Arab nation with its 350 million. That hurts our collective ego. The Palestinian problem is in the genes of every Arab. The West’s problem is that it does not understand this.
Q: Mr. Sheikh, as the Editor in Chief of Al-Jazeera, you are one of the most important opinion-makers in the Arab world. What do you call suicide bombers?
A: For what is happening in Palestine, we never use the expression “suicide bombing.”
Q: What do you call it then?
A: In English, I would describe it as “bombings.”
Q: And in Arabic?
A: Literally translated, we would speak of “commando attacks.” In our culture, it is precisely not suicide.
Q: But instead a praiseworthy act?
A: When the country is occupied and the people are being killed by the enemy, everyone must take action, even if he sacrifices himself in so doing.
Q: Even if in so doing he kills innocent civilians?
A: That is not a Palestinian problem, but a problem of the Israelis.
Shopping Mall Terror Plot Foiled. (courtesy Little Green Footballs) http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=23595_Mysterious_Man_Arrested_for_Ideological_Motivations&only
DECEMBER 8—An Illinois man plotted to set off hand grenades at shopping malls in a holiday season terror campaign that was thwarted by federal investigators. According to an FBI affidavit, Derrick Shareef, 22, told a confidential source that he wanted to “commit violent acts of jihad,” and spoke of killing judges and blowing up public buildings. A copy of the affidavit can be found below. Shareef told the snitch that he sought “to disrupt Christmas,” adding that, “I swear by Allah man, I’m down for it too, I’m down for the cause, I’m down to live for the cause and die for the cause, man.” The document does not further describe the supposed cause of Shareef, who was named today in a federal felony complaint. Shareef is quoted telling the FBI source, “I probably would have eventually ended up stabbing the shit outta some Jews or something. Just stabbing them niggers with a steak knife...Because during that war with Hezbollah, man, I had already started to look at synagogues out here...”
UPDATE at 12/8/06 11:27:00 am: Zombie emailed a transcription of the crucial section of the affidavit (UI = unintelligible), in which Shareef talks about what MSNBC called his “ideological motivations:”
A few minutes after SHAREEF and the CS discussed shaving their body hair and meditating, SHAREEF stated: “I’m ready man, these Kafirs [a term translated as ‘infidel’] don’t give a damn about us, niggers don’t care what happens to the Umma [an Arabic word meaning community or nation that is commonly used to mean the collective nation of Islamic states], about sisters getting raped, about brothers losing their (UI). They don’t care, man. All they care about is (UI)...I probably would have eventually ended up just stabbing the shit outta some Jews or something. Just stabbing them niggers with a steak knife. Dude, I ain’t gonna lie. Because during that war with Hezbollah, man, I had already started to look at synagogues out here and in the DeKalb area and everything. I was looking at synagogues, I was doing MapQuest.... One of them was down the block from the masjid [mosque], I knew that they do their thing on Saturdays, right. I was like, I’m gonna lay low out here, I’m gonna camp out overnight, be out there on Friday night after Jumma [Friday prayer] or Saturday morning about 12:00 or 1:00 o’clock. I be there. And as soon as I see them fools going in the building, I had planned on trying to grab one, depending on how it was, niggers trying to run in the building all at once and open up shop, I was just going to go over there and shank one or two of them.” A few minutes later, SHAREEF stated: “They definitely gonna know that this shit ain’t over, and they not as safe as they thought.”"
In advance of a planned attack on a Rockford mall, Shareef prepared a martyr's videotape in which he let the "enemies of Islam" know that "the time for jihad is now." He added, "This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you, and I am ready to give my life...May Allah protect me on this mission we conduct."
America will ultimately be defeated, according to senior terrorist leaders interviewed by World News Daily.
"The report proves that this is the era of Islam and of jihad," said Abu Ayman, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin.
Abu Abdullah said following a withdrawal from Iraq, the U.S. will be defeated on its own soil.
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Islamists damn Palestinians as Jihad propaganda device to malign Israel & rebrand ethnic war vs Jews as 'liberation'
The fundamentalist Islamist ego, shamed by the socially-progressive (but religiously-inferior) Jewish self-determining culture in their midst (the Islamic "ummah"), seek to fulfill their religious (and cultural) mandate to subjugate them:
* Through character-assassination (by perpetuating Palestinian 'victim-hood' & framing Jewish-state for hypocracy)
* in order to garner international support & pressure for their ongoing, war-of-attrition to weaken Jewish resolve against cultural/political advances, and territorial-concessions in anticipation of coming, Islamist, military onslaught to conquer the Jewish state.
Arab victimization of Palestinians is demonstrated in this documentary "Hostages of Hate" by Pierre Rehov. Please share trailer.
The fact is not all speech is permitted under the Constitution. The 1st Amendment does not protect lewd and libelous speech, and it should not - and cannot in 2006 - be used as a shield for murderers.
The above augments the points brought out by Andrew C. McCarthy in Commentary Magazine last March in
"Free Speech for Terrorists?"
"The nexus in militant Islam between advocacy and actual savagery is no longer contestable. It has been the subject of too much informed analysis and, more importantly, is an empirically demonstrated fact. ...
With an enemy committed to terrorism, the advocacy of terrorism—the threats, the words—are not mere dogma, or even calls to “action.” They are themselves weapons—weapons of incitement and intimidation, often as effective in achieving their ends as would be firearms and explosives brandished openly."
Zionist pioneers, Ben-Gurion bodyguard, Menachem 'Aaron' Friedman and Holocaust-rescuing nurse, Esther Friedman, were honored by the Israeli Consulate, in the opening ceremonies of the World General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities philanthropies annual convention recently in Los Angeles. Interviewer is Shalom TV's Rabbi Mark Golub for an upcoming news documentary.
Our current crisis is not yet a catastrophe, but a real loss of confidence of the spirit. The hard-won effort of the Western Enlightenment of some 2,500 years that, along with Judeo-Christian benevolence, is the foundation of our material progress, common decency, and scientific excellence, is at risk in this new millennium.
But our newest foes of Reason are not the enraged Athenian democrats who tried and executed Socrates. And they are not the Christian zealots of the medieval church who persecuted philosophers of heliocentricity. Nor are they Nazis who burned books and turned Western science against its own to murder millions en masse.
No, the culprits are now more often us. In the most affluent, and leisured age in the history of Western civilization--never more powerful in its military reach, never more prosperous in our material bounty--we have become complacent, and then scared of the most recent face of barbarism from the primordial extremists of the Middle East.
What would a beleaguered Socrates, a Galileo, a Descartes, or Locke believe, for example, of the moral paralysis in Europe? Was all their bold and courageous thinking--won at such a great personal cost--to allow their successors a cheap surrender to religious fanaticism and the megaphones of state-sponsored fascism?
Landes' accumulation of misreporting includes this extraordinary treatise on post-modern, anti-Israelism - actually a cover for antisemitism - and it's ethical and practical mis-guidedness for individuals and societies that tolerate it.
Please link to it as a 'requisite reading ' from wherever 'progressive humanists' malign Israel or Jewish people.
"Nor do I remember, in two decades as a prosecutor, anyone saying, “Y’know, maybe if we just talk with these Mafia guys, we could achieve some kind of understanding ...”Sitting down with evil legitimizes evil. As a practical matter, all it accomplishes is to convey weakness. This spring — after trumpeting the Bush Doctrine’s “you’re with us or you’re with the terrorists” slogan for five years — Secretary of State Rice pathetically sought to bribe Iran out of its nuclear program with a menu of all carrots and no sticks … and certainly no demand that the mullahs stop fomenting terror. The result?
They’re still laughing at us, even as they build their bombs, harbor al Qaeda operatives, and arm the militias killing American soldiers in Iraq.While our rhetoric blathers that we’ll never let them have a nuke, our talk begs them, pretty-please, to stop building one. And our actions all but hand them one. If all that makes you wonder who’s the superpower, what do you suppose they’re thinking? That’s talking with an enemy that has us pretty well pegged, while we stubbornly resist even thinking about what motivates him. We wouldn’t want to question his ideology. After all, what would CAIR say?
The democracy project tells Islamists that we don’t understand them — or care to try understanding them. The “let’s talk” gambit confirms that we’re not just studiously ignorant; we’re ripe for the taking.
For our own sake, we need to respect the enemy. That means grasping that he’s implacable, that he means us only harm, and that he must be subdued, not appeased. Negotiating with such evil is always a mistake, for any accommodation with evil is, by definition, evil.
Rejecting the democracy project is about respecting the enemy. Declining to talk to the enemy is about respecting ourselves."
Interview video and transcript from C-Span's Q&A with Brian Lamb.
Today, the purpose of war is sharply political, not military; psychological, not physical. The main purpose of war is to dominate the way the enemy imagines and thinks about the war. Warfare is not, these days, won on a grand field of battle. Nor is it won by the force that wins series after series of military victories. Nor is triumph assured by killing far higher numbers of the enemy.
The physical side of warfare no longer holds precedence. The primary battlefield today lies in the minds of opposing publics.
The main strategic aim of war today is to dominate the mind of the enemy's public, and then ultimately to dominate the mind of that public's leaders.
This November, we Americans give thanks for our society - as we pre-occupy ourselves with consumerist, not moral principles. Jewish defense leaders' yahrtzeits are commemorated this month (Rabbi Meir Kahane, Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel) with no substantive outcry from the Jewish community about the conspiracies behind their killers and their weak prosecution.
If there’s anything the JDL can teach the Jewish community, it’s the principle that Jews must stand up for other Jews. Unfortunately, this has not been the case with Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel, whose deaths are being largely disregarded
because of their unpopular politics. Perhaps it’s time to right that wrong. - Cinnamon Stillwell http://www.theconservativevoice.com/articles/article.html?id=10562
And this week, Jewish-American Jonathan Pollard commences an unprecedented 22nd year of ethnically-prejudiced over-imprisonment - while American Jewry continues to delude themselves with what great pursuers of justice we are.
Let's consider the question posed in the anthem attributed to Frank Sinatra, "What is America to Me?" (aka, "The House I Live In") composed by Earl Robinson (music) and Lewis Allen (aka Abel Meeropol) (lyrics).
Socially-responsible Abel Meeropol personally adopted the orphaned sons of executed Jewish-Americans, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. His song has been recorded by a slew of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Mahalia Jackson, Paul Robeson, Sonny Rollins, and Josh White. Sinatra's version is the most famous, as it was used in a short film he starred in with the same in 1945. When Meeropol saw the film, he became enraged when he learned they deleted the second stanza of his song, which he felt was crucial to the meaning. He had to be removed from the theater. With it's message of racial harmony, the second stanza was deemed too controversial for the film. Listen to the recording from the link below- here are all the lyrics, including the omitted verses :
"The House I Live In"
"What is America to me? A name, a map, or a flag I see; A certain word, democracy. What is America to me?
The house I live in, A plot of earth, a street, The grocer and the butcher, Or the people that I meet; The children in the playground, The faces that I see, All races and religions, That's America to me.
The place I work in, The worker by my side, The little town or city Where my people lived and died. The howdy and the handshake, The air and feeling free, And the right to speak my mind out, That's America to me.
The things I see about me, The big things and the small, The little corner newsstand, And the house a mile tall; The wedding and the churchyard, The laughter and the tears, And the dream that's been a growing For a hundred-fifty years.
The town I live in, The street, the house, the room, The pavement of the city, And the garden all in bloom; The church, the school, the clubhouse, The million lights I see, But especially the people; That's America to me."
Lyrics omitted from Sinatra's short movie:
"The house I live in, My neighbors white and black, The people who just came here, Or from generations back;
The town hall and the soapbox, The torch of liberty, A home for all God's children; That's America to me.
The words of old Abe Lincoln, Of Jefferson and Paine, Of Washington and Jackson, And the tasks that still remain;
The little bridge at Concord, Where Freedom's fight began, Our Gettysburg and Midway, And the story of Bataan.
The house I live in, The goodness everywhere, A land of wealth and beauty, With enough for all to share;
A house that we call Freedom, A home of Liberty, And it belongs to fighting people, That's America to me!" http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2306
Click to Listen to 1945 Recording
What social characteristics define America and Israel? What is America to you? Do we profess thanksgiving for living freely as people commited to pusuing justice? Or merely our transient standard of consumerism? Americans and Israelis ought to act on behalf of our values, if we are to withstand Islamist imperialists acting to substitute theirs for ours.
The head of the Jerusalem-based Committee to Bring Jonathan Pollard Home, Nissan Gan-Or, appeals,
"Twenty-two years into a life sentence, Jonathan Pollard continues to be publicly pilloried and excoriated at every possible opportunity by the American intelligence community and their willing henchmen in the media. Why is the vitriol poured out on the Jewish spy so intense and ceaseless? What possible reason can there be to continue to heap new, unsubstantiated charges on Israel's spy? There is an old adage that says when you blacken a spy, you blacken the country he serves. It is obvious that the invective and false charges against Pollard have more to do with Israel, the country he served, than with Pollard himself...
Bottom line: where are you? Jewish silence does not behoove us in the face of such outright anti-Semitic targeting of one of our members. It is incumbent upon all honest persons of every faith to stand up and be counted now. Your prayers are not enough. Your voice is needed in calling our leaders both here in Israel and the US, to take them to task and force them to take responsibility. Three months in prison is enough for China's spy, but 21 years in prison is not enough for Israel's spy?! The feeding frenzy that now engulfs the case of Jonathan Pollard must be stopped. Pollard must go free. Israel's honor as a nation and our integrity as individuals depends on it. " http://web.israelinsider.com/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Article%5El9911&enPage=ViewsPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Views&enScript=PrintVersion.jsp&
Our willingness to stand-up for our beliefs encourages or discourages our enemies. Free-societies are the 'Jews' to Islamists. Pollard's case is the Dreyfus to Jewish-Americans. Does America's non-discrimination ethic apply to religious as well as racial injustice?
This Thanksgiving table coversation, when others bring up discrimination towards provocative, black-hecklers or belligerent Muslims on airplanes, please enlist others to end the unjust sentence and suffering of Jonathan Pollard, the Jewish-American railroaded after copping to an ally-spying plea, who was penalized with an unprecendented life-sentence, reserved for enemy spies.
Before we mock the turkey on our tables, perhaps we better overcome our own 'ostrich-like' behavior. What can you do to help get justice for Pollard this holiday season? For ideas, please see: http://www.jonathanpollard.org/index.html
Benjamin Netanyahu, Former Prime Minister of Israel; Bernard-Henri Levy, Author;
Galia Maor, President and CEO, Bank Leumi;
Prof. David Selbourne of Oxford, England- from the London Times (truncated):
1. The extent of political division in the non-Muslim world about what is afoot.
2. The strengths of the world community of Muslims are being underestimated, and the nature of Islam misunderstood. It is neither a “religion of peace” nor a “religion hijacked” or “perverted” by “the few”... It is a transnational political and ethical movement that believes that it holds the solution to mankind’s problems. It therefore holds that it is in mankind’s own interests to be subdued under Islam’s rule. Such belief therefore makes an absurdity of the project to “democratise” Muslim nations in the West’s interests, an inversion that Islam cannot accept and, in its own terms, rightly so. It renders naive, too, the distinction between the military and political wings of Islamic movements...
3. The low level of Western leadership, in particular in the United States.
4. The contribution to the disarray of Western policy-making being made by the egotistical competitiveness, and in some cases hysterics, of “experts” and commentators on Islam.
5. The confusion of “progressives” about the Islamic advance- misunderstand(ing) the inner strength of Islam’s revival, which is owed not to victimhood but to advancing confidence in its own belief system.
6. The vicarious satisfaction felt by many non-Muslims at America’s reverses. Others believe their refusal of support for the war with Islam, if there is such a war, is a righteous one. But the consequences are the same: Islam’s advance is being borne along by Muslims and non-Muslims together.
7. The moral poverty of the West’s, and especially America’s, own value system. Doctrines of market freedom, free choice and competition — or “freedom ’n’ liberty” — are no match for the ethics of Islam and Sharia, like them or not.
8. The skilful use being made of the media and of the world wide web in the service both of the “electronic jihad” and the bamboozling of Western opinion by Muslim spokesmen.
9. The West’s dependency on the material resources of Arab and Muslim countries.
10. The West is convinced that its notions of technology-driven modernity and market-driven prog- ress are innately superior to the ideals of “backward” Islam. This is an old delusion. In 1899, Winston Churchill asserted that there was “no stronger retrograde force in the world” than Islam.
David Selbourne is the author of "The Losing Battle with Islam"
With the US heading towards a painful defeat in Iraq, the Taleban reconstituted, Iran proceeding on its nuclear path, the ‘democratisation’ of Islamic states a no-hoper, and the liberties taken by Muslims of the diaspora on the increase, Islam nevertheless continues to be misperceived.
In this battle of arms, ideals and ideas, Islam is sustained by faith in its own divinely inspired righteousness and truth. However, non-Muslims are not up against a ‘religion’ narrowly understood but a this-worldly political cause; even the wearing of the veil in the Muslim diaspora is a political gesture. Indeed, Islam’s ambition — enjoined throughout the Koran — is to establish its political and ethical dominion over the globe...
But Islam's swift progress is easily explained. For the West - but not China or India - is as politically and ideologically weak as the world of Islam is strong. The West is handicapped by many factors: its over-benign liberalism, the lost moral status of the Christian faith, the vacillations of judiciaries and the incoherence of their judgments, political and military hesitations over strategy and tactics, poor intelligence (in both senses), and the complicities of the 'left'...
In addition, most Western governments appear to have forgotten simple political truths which the Islamic challenge should have reinforced. Among these truths is that the principles of the free society require toleration of the tolerant, but demand that intolerance be shown towards those who not only reject such free society's values but look forward to the day when they are brought down.
David Selbourne is the author of "The Losing Battle with Islam." His perspectives have been featured in two UK periodicals recently (and commented on in JihadWatch and elsewhere).
Police confiscate over 150 digital cameras, laptops and plasma screens from store owned by Ahmed Shanti, a Reuters' cameraman in Qalqilya. Electronics stolen from residential homes near Tel Aviv.
In all police seized some 50 laptop computers, 48 digital cameras, 40 video cameras, 20 PDA's, 20 mobile phones and 20 plasma television screens.
I just had a conversation with a Muslim reformist and author/publisher from Pakistan (MuslimWorldToday?) who is threatened by fatwas by the likes of Al Qaeda. Heconfirmed that non-Muslim journalists have been able to interview Osama when Osama wanted to convey a particular message to the West. However, he stated thatno Muslim reporter can reach OBL unless he agrees with his jihadist mission to establish the worldwide Caliphate. According to my well-respected source, AQ hasintelligence (often dating back to a person's youth) on all Muslims in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Indonesia who are active in any field. It is therefore impossible to survive, let alone live, in Osama's territory if you are an active Muslim and don't agree with the jihad. In other words, it is impossible to hide from AQ in that region.
Furthermore,according to this Pakistani publisher who lives on the West Coast, Hamid Mir was on an Al Qaeda-sanctioned mission to the West. He maintains that AQ provides tickets, photographers, bodyguards, etc. for its operatives to come to America and talk to the public. The PTF (Symposium) was used for their purposes and ultimately gave him a legitimate forum to further the deception of the West.
Hamid will now be able to return home and report on his mission. His photographer will provide proof of a successful mission that included the Hamid's participation in a forum composed of many of the prominent
anti-jihadists in America today. "
“The western powers created the Zionist regime in order to expand their control of the area. This regime massacres Palestinians everyday, but since this regime is against nature, we will soon witness its disappearance and destruction,” Ahmadinejad said. (AFP)
This Veterans' Day/Armistice Day week also commemorates a noteworthy synchronicity. It's also the anniversary of the Nazi's Kristallnacht (the night of the broken-glass) by Germans against their Jewish citizens. And it marks the 16th memorial (by the Hebrew calendar) of the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League and Israeli member of Knesset from the movement he founded, Kach.
Following a speech he gave at New York City's Mariott Hotel on November 5, 1990, Rabbi Kahane was assassinated by a militant Islamist, radicalized here by mosques in the USA.
14 years prior to the west's alarming assassination of Theo van Gogh by a jihadi on the streets of Amsterdam, Rabbi Kahane's prophetic message to defend Jews from Islamism was so uncomfortable to humanistically-inclined Jewish and Israeli leadership, that they intentionally marginalized him and his political party, Kach.
The NYPD and the FBI demonstrated similar reverse-bigotry against Rabbi Kahane, complicitly minimizing the investigating his assassination by Egyptian-born, El Sayyid Nosair- attributing it to racism, instead of investigating the jihadist conspiracy Nosair was involved in. From Wikipedia:
Dozens of Arabic bomb-making manuals and documents related to terrorist plots were found in Nosair's New Jersey apartment, also Army Special Warfare Center manuals from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, secret memos linked to Joint Chiefs of Staff, tapes of the Blind Sheik threatening "high world buildings," and 1440 rounds of ammunition. (Lance 2004 26). Osama bin-Laden contributed approximately $20,000 towards his defense.Moreover, complicity towards immorality against Judaism, as both Kristallnacht and Kahane's marginalization synchronicitly illustrate, can result in an ironic, karmic boomerang.
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, "In taped messages made before killing Kahane, Nosair urged others to launch a jihad....
"Remember ye brothers that God the Almighty commanded us to fight," he said, according to a federal transcript of the tape. 'Without fighting there will not be justice on earth...We cannot establish God’s rules on earth except by fighting.'"
Defended by attorney William Kuntsler, Nosair was convicted as part of the trial of the "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman. Both received life sentences for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing conspiracy, in Nosair's case life plus 15 years imprisonment.
In a nutshell, the FBI was not only taken off Rabbi Kahane's case, but all Islamic "infiltrating" was halted. President Clinton ordered the CIA, and the CIA then demanded that the FBI cease and desist. The Congress also put the squeeze on the FBI. Why? The true motives are anyone's guess. However, from 1990 until the 1993 first World Trade Center bombing, these groups were not monitored. ...One needn't be a cynic or a conspiracy theorist to make one salient observation: Kahane's murder (that of an often-maligned rabbi, deemed a "radical" and a "racist"), and the lack of a proper investigation into its cause, was of very little import to most. This was especially the case in the non-Jewish communities, and, to a certain extent, in the Jewish communities both in the US and in Israel.Imagine that. It took fifteen years, and thousands of deaths, to finally point out what should have been obvious to all. That is, that the opening shot fired by the Islamic jihadis on US soil was Rabbi Kahane's assassination, and that the jihad is ongoing - with no end in sight. (3)
Had the government pursued the inciters behind El Nosair, in addition to averting the 1993 WTC bombing, they could also have deported Imam Gulshair Shukrijumah. This would have averted his son, Adnan's, ability to implement al-Qaeda's "American Hiroshima," which today threatens the entire world.
Linked is a spiritual speech about Kahane's philosophy and its political ramifications about Israel and Jews. Walter Bingham on Arutz Sheva Radio (Kahane segment begins 24 minutes into the audio program).
This is a film about fanaticism. It does not make easy viewing. It destroys
the fiction that Islamic terror is the product of ‘grievances’ about specific
conflicts. It demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is instead the
product of fanatical, hysterical, paranoid, medieval hatred, bigotry and
power-mania. What it shows above all is that we are up against an ideology which
turns millions towards madness and savagery – but we are totally failing to
combat that ideology. Indeed, we don’t even recognise it for what it is. This
film goes a long way towards opening our eyes.
American conciliation-seekers stunned / disillusioned encountering conflicting, Islamist world view.
The article by Walter Ruby, in NY's 'Jewish Week', depicts a conciliation turned actualization by participants in an Evening of Dialogue (on 28 Oct) between NY's prominent Imam Omar Abu Namous (of NY's Islamic Cultural Center), Rabbi Marc Schneier of the New York Synagogue, and moderator Mr. Joel Cohen.
"To the evident mystification of the audience, Abu Namous asserted that “the Arabs never rejected independence or sovereignty for Israel in 1948,” and that the Arab states did nothing to pressure Jews from Arab countries to leave for Israel.
Several congregants said afterward that the dialogue left them more pessimistic than before about hopes for Jewish-Muslim reconciliation. “The imam’s words left me feeling that we are even farther apart than I had imagined,” said one woman, “so far apart that we really have nothing to say to each other.”...
Rabbi Schneier said he came away “concerned, frustrated and deeply disturbed by [Abu Namous’] misinformation and misinterpretation of the facts about Israel … He is more extreme in his views than I had understood.”
But he insisted the dialogue was worthwhile. “I could have gotten someone else if I wanted a polite dog-and-pony show, but it seemed to me important for our people to hear what the head of the most prominent mosque in New York City is thinking.”
Today, even Parliament had to confront it. We feature it and further background articles on the subject.
The BBC will appeal to Britain’s High Court to avoid publication of a report that may demonstrate the news agency’s bias against Israel.
- The BBC’s coverage of America, Communism and the Cold War.
- The BBC’s non-coverage of discrimination against women and gays in the Arab world.
- The BBC’s lack of proper coverage of the fact Arab militias are responsible for what
is currently the world’s worst human rights abuse, in the Darfur region of Sudan.
- The BBC’s lack of concern about other conflicts and disputed territories, such as the “Occupied West Bank of the Sahara” i.e. the 25-year Arab occupation of the Western Sahara (a territory bigger than Britain) which
has been flooded with Arab settlers by the Moroccan government.
- The BBC’s eulogizing of Yasser Arafat, whom it described, at the height of his terror
campaign against Israeli civilians in 2002, as “the stuff of legends”.
- The BBC’s vast worldwide influence, broadcasting as it does in 43 languages.
"The UK Media and Anti-Semitism" - Honest Reporting UK
We are biased, admit the stars of BBC News
US Eliciting Iran's Cooperation Towards Iraq in Exchange for Permitting Armageddon-Seeking Iran to Go Nuclear?
Ahmadinejad may provoke a clash with America by heating things up in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon before the end of the year.
"Do you consider yourself to be a Muslim first, an American first, or both equally? "
214 MUSLIM FIRST
86 BOTH EQUALLY
4 AMERICAN FIRST
(Click title for complete survey results).
Based upon her personal experiences, Garbriel addresses the West’s lack of understanding and ignorance of the ways and thinking of the Middle East. She identifies mistakes the West has made in consistently underestimating the single-mindedness with which fundamentalist Islam has pursued its goals over the past thirty years. Through the telling of her own story, she outlines the history, social movements, and religious divisions that have led to today’s critical conflict.
Filmed 27 Sept 2006 at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC
Salman Rushdie presents keynote address upon receiving "Profile in Courage" award from American Jewish Congress supporters of elevating moderate voices against authoritarian and Islamist oppression within Muslim culture. Exclusive to & produced by DemoCast.TV
US Abandoning Israel to Appease Nuke-Crazed, Iranian Crocodile Will Backfire on World. Israel Surgeon Urges Pre-Emptive, Humanitarian Strikes on Iran
The welcome appearances of Khatami and Ahmadinejad on US soil may indicate that Washington may be choosing to distance itself from Israel and adopt a more benign approach toward the Iranian nuclear weapons program, hoping to defer the sticky situation of dealing with it to not interfere with Republican's image in the 2008 Presidential elections.
PM Ariel Sharon had once admonished the then neophyte President Bush, "In 1938, enlightened Europe sacrificed Czechoslovakia for the sake of a temporary,convenient solution. Don't try to appease the Arabs at our expense ... Israel will not be Czechoslovakia. Israel will fight terrorism." http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?
While Sharon's successor PM Ehud Olmert is expected to remain in Jerusalem to concentrate on getting Israel's house in order, Southern California Christians and Jews concerned about America using Israel as modern-day Czechoslovakia welcomed an unofficial visit by religious-party, Israeli Parliamentarian Dr. Aryeh Eldad. Crowds warmed to Surgeon Eldad reiterating Sharon's original warning- but added a humanitarian appeal for US pre-emptive military intervention against Iran's nuclear weapons industry. America's conventional weaponry intervention would avert the need for an Israeli unconventional assertion - which might be a unilateral Israel's only assured effective solution to averting Iran's professed goal to wipe Israel off of the map, soon possessing the means for it.A member of one of Israel's religious parties, Dr. Eldad appeared in L.A. to beseech Americans to reject what he believes is the Administration's appeasement plan toward Iran's nuclear development. In exchange for Iran's pledge to minimize Iranian activity in Iraq, US non-intervention would enable Iran to develop nukes the imagined for use against the Jewish State, but in actuality could be used against everyone.
Dr. Eldad contends that abandoning Israel against the Russian-backed, apocalyptic, Iranian crocodile would backfire against the West, as a nuclear Iran could move to control the entire Middle East's oil. Their supplying nukes to terror networks would damage the West's economy and intimidate resistance to spreading Islamic social and political domination. He rejects the GOP strategy to avert political damage from America engaging Iran prior to 2008 elections as short-sighted and life-threatening. He calls on the West to appeal to Washington to initiate a limited tragedy to avert a greater, global catastrophe.
How long would America protect itself by abandoning and sacrificing Israel to fend for itself agaisnt the Islamist juggernaut in America's "Proxy War" intitiated by Russia and China?
What kind of America might exist after 24-months (til '08 elections) of global nuclear brinksmanship led by global- apocalyptic, jihadi, convert-or-die Holy Warriors, supporting infiltrated sleeper-cells integrated throughout society?
(Video of MK Dr. Arye Eldad courtesy of www.CalvaryChapel.com/Costa Mesa).
|Tashbih Sayyed, publisher of reformist weekly,"Muslim World Today," alerts westerners to infiltration of West by foreign-sponsored Islamists (Islamic supremacists) masquerading as moderate Moslems to gain popular support in quests to win souls and control over the Western world.|
|Gary Ratner, AJC West Coast Director, chides Islamic distractors in honoring Muslim-critics Salman Rushdie, Dr. Wafa Sultan, Salim Mansur, Tashbih Sayyed, & Nonie Darwish at the AJC's "Voices of Muslim Reformers in the Modern World" Awards. Introduced by Dr. Stephen Teitlebaum, acknowledgment to Mrs. Allyson Rowen Taylor. Exclusive by DemoCast TV, 17 Sept 2006 in Los Angeles, Calif.|
(Courtesy Atlas Shrugs): Hebrew Day School headmistress explains why kids were travelled to the rally.
Tashbih Sayyed believes hidden agenda of Islamist advocacy groups (CAIR and MPAC) is to intimidate and guilt Americans into pacifity towards ultimate submission to Islamist (political & social) control over America."They're effectively exploiting the system. 9/11 drew too much attention to their crusade."
Moslem silent-majority leader, Mrs. Nonie Darwish, dismisses Islamist public-relations groups, like Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) as spin-doctor for extremist Islamist economic and political interests in America.
Press conference at Four Seasons, Beverly Hills for "Voices of Muslim Reformers in the Modern World."
(Background left- Tashbih Sayyed; right- Dr. Wafa Sultan).
|Intrepid reformer of fundamentalist Islam, Dr. Wafa Sultan, claims Islamic teachings advocate chauvanism & violence. Recipient of "Profile in Courage" Award by American Jewish Congress. |
Calling to remove the violence justified by Islam, Dr Sultan admits that Islamic fundamentalists continually threaten to kill her.
"They might be able to kill me, but they will never be able to kill my message," she inspires.
|Muslim reformer, Tashbih Sayyed, recipient of "Profile in Courage" honor from American Jewish Congress, implores journalists to seek-out authentic, moderate Muslim voices from the quiet majority, in place of who he claims are Islamist-agenda'ed deceivers, and PR-spinners performing psych-ops in the West, pre-revolution.|
The victory of the will of free-people over domination commemorated on this anniversary of the Battle of Britain, was today further magnified today by heaven's reclaiming of the soul of the clarion conscience for freedom and resistance, writer Mrs. Oriana Fallaci.
We commemorate her passing today by referencing her article published in Corriere della Serre, in Dec 2002, in which she dedicated herself to support of the Jews and the Jewish Nation, and renounced her earlier, misguided defense of the Palestinian branch of the global, Islamist crusade.
I Stand with Israel: I Stand with the Jews
I find it shameful that ... primarily through the fault of the left... Jews in Italian cities are once again afraid. And in French cities and Dutch cities and Danish cities and German cities, it is the same. I find it shameful that Jews tremble at the passage of the scoundrels dressed like suicide bombers just as they trembled during Krystallnacht, the night in which Hitler gave free rein to the Hunt of the Jews.
I find it shameful and see in all this the rise of a new fascism, a new nazism. A fascism, a nazism, that much more grim and revolting because it is conducted and nourished by those who hypocritically pose as do-gooders, progressives, communists, pacifists, Catholics or rather Christians, and who have the gall to label a warmonger anyone like me who screams the truth...
I have often had disagreements with the Israelis, ugly ones, and in the past I have defended the Palestinians a great deal. Maybe more than they deserved. But I stand with Israel, I stand with the Jews. I stand just as I stood as a young girl during the time when I fought with them, and when the Anna Marias were shot. I defend their right to exist, to defend themselves, to not let themselves be exterminated a second time. And disgusted by the anti-Semitism of many Italians, of many Europeans, I am ashamed of this shame that dishonors my Country and Europe. At best, it is not a community of States, but a pit of Pontius Pilates. And even if all the inhabitants of this planet were to think otherwise, I would continue to think so.
David Horowitz features the text of his tribute to her last November: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=20343
by Jonathan Ariel, The Jerusalem Post, 12 Sept 2006
"Certain Western liberal intellectual circles have proven themselves capable of coming up with a seemingly limitless supply of specious reasons to explain, understand and even justify this visceral hatred of the West by large parts of the Arab-Islamic world.
Ultimately the reason is very simple: resentment of the ascent of the West.
Islam so far has proven congenitally incapable of doing what Christianity has done - allowing the evolution of a society in which the political and religious establishments are independent of one another. It is this evolution that facilitated and expedited the ascent of the West, by enabling the development of a political system based on democracy, freedom of thought and speech, and religious and cultural pluralism. These then spurred the major technological, scientific, economic and social advancements that empowered the West and have enabled it to dominate the globe politically and economically for the past 200 years.
THE ISLAMIC world has had ample opportunity to adopt the values that were instrumental in the West's ascent, but its political and religious establishments have chosen not to. The reason is very clear: They would rather wield total power over a failed society than share power with other groups in a successful one.
To facilitate this they have abused their oil wealth. Instead of using it to promote and develop their societies, they have impoverished them. Petrodollars that could have been spent on creating first-class educational systems have instead been used to create and maintain security apparatuses whose sole purpose is to ensure the absolute rule of a corrupt elite by repressing any sign of dissent.
These same political and religious leaders have constantly aided and abetted the most reactionary elements within their religious establishments, which in return have channeled popular frustrations generated by the regimes' failures outwards, against the "infidel West."
The Islamic world has, for the most part, been willing to buy this, preferring to blame the West for conspiring against it rather than take responsibility for its spectacular failures. "
"Five years after the Twin Towers crashed and the Pentagon burned I find myself profoundly soured on the idea that the two communities can ever work together to defuse the disharmony between them. Certainly not for the foreseeable future. Perhaps never."
from The Media War Against Israel by Melanie Phillips
The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of history.
The level of anti-Israel, anti-American madness has reached such a pitch in Britain that any similar expression of alarm at the manifestly blatant mendacity in the reporting of the Middle East has simply become unthinkable.
In short, much of the most incendiary media coverage of this war seems to have been either staged or fabricated. The big question is why the western media would perpetrate such institutionalised mendacity. Many ancillary reasons come to mind. There is the reliance upon corrupted news and picture agencies which employ Arab propagandists as stringers and cameramen. There is the herd mentality of the media which decides collectively what the story is. There is the journalists’ fear for their personal safety if they report the truth about terrorist outfits. There is the difficulty of discovering the truth from undemocratic regimes and terrorist organisations. There is the language barrier; there is professional laziness; there is the naïve inability to acknowledge the depths of human evil and depravity; there is the moral inversion of the left which believes that western truth-tellers automatically tell lies, while third world liars automatically tell the truth.
But the big answer is that the western media transmit the lies of Hezbollah because they want to believe them. And that’s because the Big Lie these media tell — and have themselves been told — about Israel and its place in history and in the world today has achieved the status of unchallengeable truth. The plain fact is that western journalists were sent to cover the war being waged against Israel from Lebanon as a war being waged by Israel against Lebanon. And that’s because that’s how editors think of the Middle East: that the whole ghastly mess is driven by Israel’s actions, and that therefore it is only Israel’s aggression which is the story to be covered. Thus history is inverted, half a century of Jewish victimisation is erased from public consciousness, victims are turned into aggressors and genocidal mass murderers turned into victims, and ignorance and prejudice stalk England’s once staunch and stalwart land...
...that thousands of rockets were fired at northern Israel, hundreds every day, many times more than were daily fired at Britain during the Blitz — that’s why none of this was reported in Britain (where as a result such facts, when now related, are received with open-mouthed astonishment) because journalists were told to ignore it all since that wasn’t the story their editors wanted. Israel’s victimisation simply was not, could not, be the story. The only story was Israel’s aggression. But that story is a Big Lie. So a host of lies were transmitted to support it.
...The mainstream media must now be regarded as active accessories to the war being waged against the free world and therefore as a fifth column in that world – an enemy within.
Fourth, the impact of the lies and distortions transmitted by the mainstream media in inflaming the already pathological hatred of the west within the Arab and Muslim world is incalculable.
Fifth, the mainstream media’s vilification, demonisation and delegitimisation of Israel, based on outright fabrications and malevolent distortions, is imperilling the very existence of the country that is the front line of defence of the free world.
Sixth, that vilification is also imperilling the safety and well-being of Jewish communities around the world, subject now to the double victimisation of attack by Islamists and attack by non-Muslims for belonging to a Jewish people that refuses to submit passively to a second attempt at genocidal slaughter and instead fights to defend itself.
To date, as far as I can determine, not one mainstream editor or proprietor has acknowledged this corruption of the western media. The scale of this corruption now threatens to have a lethal impact on the course of human history. Hatred now drives not just the jihadists but their western dupes, too. Truth and freedom are indivisible. The deconstruction of the former inevitably presages the destruction of the latter. This is the way a civilisation dies.