Memorial Day 2015 ceremony: The National Cemetery in L.A. honors veterans and their families with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.
Although many of the attendees had lost family or colleagues in the military, keynote speaker, retired US Navy Rear Admiral Len Hering, spoke not of pacifism, but of vigilance to defend liberty from Islamism.
"Today we fight a global war against an enemy that knows no borders, flies no particular flag, that applies no set of rules. They do not value life as we do, and they are willing to target innocent women and children to prove a point and cause us to withdraw. This is a situation that we cannot, for the sake of our future, allow to happen," Hering declared.
In this DemoCast exclusive video, encounter veterans of World War II and all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Benediction was delivered by Rabbi Mindie Snyder. Meet and learn about the Buffalo Soldiers who march annually in the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses parade. Music was provided by the 300th Army Band and Hollywood vocalist Elaine Dupont, recognized from her role as Ricky Nelson's girlfriend, Sandy, on TV's "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."
|Rabbi Gil Steinlauf welcomes Obama's address to Cong. Adas Israel in D.C.|
Ha'aretz has published the full-text of Obama's speech
"President Barack Obama, wearing a kipah "forcefully" objected to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signaled his lack of support for the longtime US ally. This raises a question: How do Obama's repeated commitments to Israel’s security square with close US military and intelligence cooperation with an organization whose vow to destroy Israel is backed by 100,000 missiles – all pointed south?" ("US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence," in DebkaFile 5/23/15)
Radio-host, Mark Levin, criticized Obama's ploy, strongly, in this soliloquy:
Radio-host and author, Ben Shapiro presents a good case against trusting Obama on Israel, based on 7-years of history. In A Complete Timeline of Obama's Anti-Israel Hatred in Breitbart.com 3/20/15
To mainstream media, Garland, Texan cartoonists are not equivalent to Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. How will the media's attempt to divert blame for police's killing of cartoon-jihadists onto AFDI's Pamela Geller (rather than the Muslim gunmen) influence future Muslims against critics?Bosch Faustin won the American Freedom Defense Initiative's "Draw Mohammed" contest- held in Garland, Texas in response to a Muslim, "Islamophobia"
event held there in reaction to the Muslim massacre of the staff at Paris' Charlie Hebdo satire magazine. Phoenix Muslims, Nadir Soofi and Elton ("Ibrahim") Simpson, felt obliged to drive to Garland to attempt to massacre the event with assault rifles. CNN reported:
Elton Simpson, one of the two men who were foiled in an attempted attack on the Prophet Muhammad exhibit in Garland, Texas, was in private contact with known jihadists overseas who were encouraging Simpson to launch an attempted attack, multiple officials tell CNN. . . .
The FBI has found private communications between Simpson and some prominent terrorists whom he also had public exchanges with on Twitter including Jenaid Hussein, a British national tied to ISIS and Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, an American now believed to be in Somalia and part of that country's al Qaeda affiliate al Shabaab, according to one law enforcement official.Why do Muslims who attack feel justified in breaking criminal law? In Norway, Mullah Krekar tells this Norwegian videojournalist what he teaches in person and online:
Should it be labled "provocation" to teach violence against one criticizing that some Muslims advocate to kill a non-Muslim drawing Mohammed?
|"Ask a Muslim" stand proselytizes on Santa Monica's 3rd St. Promenade|
|Counter-Jihad Coalition's Steve Amundson|
|Truth Defenders' Louis Lionheart says he has held such forums for 16 years|
TruthDefenders' Louis Lionheart sets up a multimedia, public forum, including microphones, video monitors, and camcorders to present and record his group's comparison of Christianity and Islam. On DemoCast.TV, you can see many types of people engaging Mr. Lionheart before the passers-by- ranging from antagonists to supporters.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative of Pamela Geller
|Protests at January Islam event at Curtis Cullwell Center|
Geller said that the Cartoon Exhibit was a logical next step following AFDI’s Free Speech Rally in Garland: “This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation. That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.” AFDI Website
Steve, a free-thinking, Santa Monican, commonly engages the open-mic debatees. He offers perspective on the Promenade phenomenon, in view of the Garland, Texas Muslim-attempted massacre on critics of Islam, Geert Wilders, Robert Spencer, and Pamela Geller.
|Alisyn Camerota blames Pamela Geller, not Muslim,|
In "Pamela Geller's critics are proving her point," by David French writes in National Review:
... The fury against Pamela Geller is motivated mostly by fear — by the understanding that there are indeed many, many Muslims who believe that blasphemy should be punished with death, and who put that belief into practice. It’s motivated by the fear that our alliances with even “friendly” Muslim states and “allied” Muslim militias are so fragile that something so insignificant as a cartoon would drive them either to neutrality or straight into the arms of ISIS.
That’s why even the military brass will do something so unusual as call a fringe pastor of a tiny little church to beg him not to post a YouTube video. That’s why the president of the United States — ostensibly the most powerful man in the world — will personally appeal to that same pastor not to burn a Koran. They know that hundreds of millions of Muslims are not “moderate” by any reasonable definition of that word, and they will,in fact, allow themselves to be provoked by even the most insignificant and small-scale act of religious satire or defiance. After all, there are Muslim communities that will gladly burn Christians alive to punish even rumored blasphemy.
(Credit: Reuters/Keith Bedfored/AP/David Karp)
Latino church hosts, translates Pamela Geller speech into Spanish to enlighten Latinos to threat against West and Israel
|Elton Simpson tweeted his goal for he and a fellow Muslim to get killed in the act of killing infidels drawing Mohammed|
|Protestors outside the Muslim Conference in Garland, TX, Jan.|
Seemingly prescient in light of the ISIS-attempted massacre on Garland, Texas, last April a Latino church seeking to educate Latinos about the Islamist threat to the Americas and Israel, hosted and provided simultaneous Spanish translation for American Freedom Defense Initiative leader, Pamela Geller to present her perspectives for Hispanics. Please watch it here:
ISIS threatens controversial blogger Pamela Geller in message boasting of '71 trained soldiers in 15 different states' - N.Y. Daily News 6 May 2015
ISIS appears to declare war on controversial blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." The chilling Tuesday post also boasts of ISIS having "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack." It specifically names Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California.
"The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah (authority or governance) in the heart of our enemy," the message reads.
|Dutch 12-year-old friends "Secrets of War," Summer 1943|
In 1943, two young best friends in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands find their bond put to the supreme test in this bittersweet ode to innocence lost.
Inseparable childhood friends in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands find their loyalty severely tested in the family-friendly, coming-of-age story. Summer 1943, 12-year-old best friends Tuur and Lambert are all but oblivious to the dangers of the war. Days are spent going to school and playing in the caves outside their idyllic village in Limburg. But the realities of war set in and begin to divide families. Tuur’s family joins the resistance movement, while Lambert’s parents, allied with the Nazi party, force him to join the Nazi Youth. Their relationship suffers a greater strain with the arrival of Maartje, a girl with a mysterious identity. As they compete for her attention, jealousy and betrayal set in motion a series of events that will alter their lives forever.
High school students in the Righteous Conversations Workshop bring to the screen Holocaust survivor, Curt Lowens’ story of escape and resistance during World War II in Holland, where he placed and cared for hundreds of Jewish children in hiding. Presented in partnership with Holland Hollywood and the Consulate General of the Netherlands
Mr. Curt Lowens, who survived WWII with the Dutch Resistance, will be honored with a humanitarian award and the screening of the short subject "A Life of Changes."
Mr. Lowens shares his concerns about the complacency of westerners towards the spread of the Islamic State / ISIS.
Mr. Lowens brings the Holocaust lesson that conditions of freedom and tolerance towards Jews can change in an instant.