Archive for June, 2010

Toronto’s Love of Diversity Is Tested by Islamists

Friday, June 11th, 2010

by Kathy Shaidle*

Toronto’s motto is “Diversity Our Strength.” According to the city’s official website, it is where “more than 150 languages are spoken daily and where 50 percent of [its 2.7 million] residents are born outside of Canada.”

When multiculturalism was declared official national policy in 1971, some citizens bristled, but others merely envisioned — to employ one Canadian blogger’s cynical expression — “more pavilions at Folkfest.” Already the destination of choice for many immigrants, Toronto duly appointed itself the country’s capital of multiculturalism.

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Demonstrators Say “No” To Mosque At Ground Zero

Monday, June 7th, 2010

By Fern Sidman

“No mosque at Ground Zero” was the rallying cry of the day, as thousands of angry demonstrators gathered for a rally to oppose the proposed construction of a 13-story mosque just blocks away from the site of the 9/11 attacks. A palpable patriotism and zeal filled the air on Sunday afternoon, June 6th as Zucotti Park at the corner of Church and Liberty Streets in lower Manhattan was filled to capacity. Rally attendees who came from as far as Chicago and Los Angeles held signs saying, “Ground Zero is a War Memorial – No Mega Mosque here”, “You Can Build a Mosque at Ground Zero – When Can We Build a Synagogue in Mecca?”, “Pack Your Sharia and Get out”, “Mayor Bloomberg: This Mosque Has Radical Ties – and you still approve?” Hundreds of American flags blew in the summer breeze as speakers representing every walk of life condemned the notion of a mosque being erected near the site of the former World Trade Center’s twin towers.

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Good Riddance to Helen Thomas

Monday, June 7th, 2010

For years, we’ve put up with Helen’s abject bigotry. Good riddance. From JewishJournal.com: “Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas resigned today, after saying during an interview at the White House Jewish Heritage Celebration on May 27 that the Jews ‘should get the hell out of Palestine’ since the Palestinians ‘are occupied.’” Watch Helen in her own words:

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Turkish Regime Changes Sides, West Averts Eyes

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

By Barry Rubin

This article is based on one commissioned and published by PajamasMedia. I have added additional material to this more extensive version. Turkish readers: see a special note to you at the end.

Why have Israel-Turkey relations gone from alliance to what seems to be the verge of war?

The foolish think that the breakdown is due to the recent Gaza flotilla crisis. The merely naive attribute the collapse to the December 2008-January 2009 Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip.

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Video: Why initiate a violent confrontation with the Israeli army?

Friday, June 4th, 2010

From Aish.com:

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Polls: Americans Support Arizona Immigration Law

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

By Andrew L. Jaffee

There’s no doubt: Most Americans want to stem the flood of illegal immigrants into this country. From the New York Daily News:

Poll: More Americans want Arizona-style anti-illegal immigration law for their state

… The Arizona anti-immigration law has been beset by boycotts and demonstrations, yet a new poll suggests more Americans may want one just like it for their state.

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 48% say they want their state to pass an Arizona-style immigration law.

The Arizona immigration law has emerged as a major divide in the country, but the numbers are on the side of those supporting it,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. …

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CAIR: Blame the Jew! IDF Attacked By Peace Jihadists Boarding Gaza Flotilla Ship

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

By Andrew Whitehead

The modern State of Israel recently attempted to peacefully dissuade a flotilla of ships from landing “humanitarian” supplies at the blockaded Gaza Strip. The flotilla was invited several times by the Israeli government to offload the supplies in Israel proper where the supplies would be delivered once they had been inspected for contraband. The flotilla was determined to run the blockade and was boarded by elements of the IDF.

There is indisputable video evidence of how murderous the Jihadist occupants of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara planned to become as they attacked an IDF boarding party. As they were boarding the ship, the leading element of IDF Commandos who were carrying non-lethal paintball guns were immediately and viscously attacked and beaten by men wielding clubs, steel rods, knives, wrist-rocket slingshots and other instruments meant to maim and kill. The IDF soldiers were given permission to use their sidearms only after one of them was thrown 30 feet from the upper to lower deck.

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Tensions Build at Meeting in Ground Zero Mosque: A June 6th rally opposing the construction is planned

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

By Fern Sidman

A palpable tension filled the air on Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan on Tuesday evening May 25th, as an emotionally charged meeting was held by Manhattan’s Community Board 1 over the proposed construction of a 13-story mosque and cultural center just blocks away from Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 twin towers terror attacks.

After four hours of rancorous public debate, hostilities reached a zenith when members of the board voted 29-1 with 10 abstentions in support of the plan. Several board members proposed a postponement of the vote until the next meeting in order to obtain more detailed information about funding of the project and the organizations sponsoring it, but the motion failed.

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Turkish Terrorists in Gaza – Turkish Terrorists in Manhattan

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

by Phyllis Chesler

The Wall Street Journal has it right today; the New York Times does not. Ronen Bergman understands more about military strategy than Amos Oz does. Bergman suggests that an understandable form of battle “fatigue” may have accounted for Israel’s decision to send soldiers in as opposed to disabling the ships before they left port — or even allowing them through. In the past, Israel has exercised both options. Bergman goes further. He suggests that Israel may now understand that it cannot reverse its pariah status: “the war over world opinion is over — and Israel has lost.” Thus, Israel will now do what it must do to do to protect its citizens. … Continue reading…

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Sympathy for the Devil and the Gaza Sea Confrontation: How Can Helping a Repressive Fascist, Genocide-Intending Hamas Regime be Noble?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

By Barry Rubin

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game.

–The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil”

Is it so hard to guess the name? Is it so difficult to understand the nature of the game? Apparently so.

“Israeli assault complicates efforts to improve relationship with U.S.,” says the Washington Post. “Israeli Raid Exacerbates Regional Tensions and Threatens Peace Process,” claims a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Scotsman, not interested in the details, called it a “massacre.”

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The Jewish State Under Siege: Angry demonstrators fire back

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

By Fern Sidman

As the world continues to demonize Israel for her role in defending her citizens in the Gaza flotilla debacle, livid Jewish demonstrators pushed back against the onslaught of invectives being hurled at the Jewish state in a rally that was staged on Tuesday evening, June 1st in front of the Turkish Consulate on E 46th Street and 1st Avenue, outside of the United Nations. Organized by the organization called RAJE, the Russian American Jewish Experience, over 300 rally attendees took to the streets in defense of Israel. Holding aloft such signs that read “Israel: We Stand With You”, “Gaza Peace Activists Don’t Use Clubs or Knives” and “Peace Activists Should Not Support Hamas”, the demonstrators held both Israeli and American flags and called for an end to Hamas terrorism.

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