Archive for February, 2011

Securing the Blessings of Liberty: Congress Should Consider Expanding Grounds for Exclusion and Deportation to Include Radical Beliefs

Monday, February 28th, 2011

By James R. Edwards Jr., CIS.org

Congress has recently debated the extension of expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act. Though none of those measures directly involve immigration, this occasion provides a good time to consider security-related immigration issues.

America has excluded or ejected aliens from colonial times until the present. The reasons have ranged from their poverty to their radical political beliefs. This Memorandum briefly reviews the main U.S. laws barring entry to, or causing removal of, certain aliens on grounds related to national security. Next, it identifies several areas of concern that pose a threat to the United States but fall outside the present grounds for exclusion and deportation.

This Memorandum finds:

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Saudi Arabia: The Next Capital of Islamic Feminism?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

by Phyllis Chesler

In the midst of a Middle East meltdown, in the midst of the most dangerous mayhem and madness, can a feminist and human rights revolution really be brewing in…Saudi Arabia? We know that Saudi Arabia is exceptionally barbaric towards its women and to all progressive thought. Women are not allowed to drive, and they cannot travel, accept employment, or open a bank account without the approval of a male relative. In addition, Saudi women must be fully veiled from head to toe and from front to back, and they must submit to arranged child marriage and to polygamy.

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Jihadi sentenced to 25 years in prison for South Park threats

Friday, February 25th, 2011

A Virginia man who encouraged the murder of Matt Stone and Trey Parker over an episode of “South Park” that portrayed the Muslim prophet Muhammed dressed as a bear was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday. …

Reuters, Feb. 24, 2011

I wouldn’t have been so kind to this savage Islamist who wished to silence all dissent — actually ANY discussion and free speech — ABOUT Mohamed. I have to put up with the “Piss Christ” and countless poisonous attacks against Jews. Muslims can put up with FREE SPEECH like the rest of us. I would’ve sentenced this guy to life and thrown the keys in the toilet. But at least our justice system DID take notice and hand down a relatively harsh sentence against this wannabe murderer of innocents. Here’s more about this poor excuse for a human:

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Gaddafi’s Fin de Régime

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

by Daniel Pipes*

The violent demise of the Middle East’s longest-ruling leader – who came to office in September 1969, just a few months after Richard Nixon – stands well outside the mainstream of the region’s politics, but then Moammer Gaddafi always did.

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Finally, Muslim honor killings called what they are, not swept under the rug as domestic violence

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

… Authorities had characterized the crime as an “honor killing” to punish the daughter’s behavior. …

Finally, Muslim honor killings have been called what they are, “honor killings” — psychopathic, intolerant, control-freakish, homicidal refusals to peaceably assimilate into modern civilization. Politicians, law authorities, and reporters have been trying to sweep these crimes under the rug to appease Stone Age Muslims by using the term “domestic violence.” From Reuters:

Iraqi guilty of murder in daughter’s “honor killing”

An Arizona jury on Tuesday found an Iraqi immigrant guilty of second-degree murder for running down his daughter with a Jeep because she had become too Westernized.

Faleh Hassan Almalelki struck and killed his daughter Noor Almaleki, 20, in a Phoenix valley parking lot in October 2009, and also injured her boyfriend’s mother Amal Khalaf.

After four days of deliberation, the six-man, six-woman jury at Maricopa County Superior Court also convicted him of aggravated assault for crashing his vehicle into Khalaf, and two further counts of hit and run.

He faces 12 years to 54 1/2 years in prison, officials said.

Police said Almaleki told detectives and witnesses after the October 2009 incident that he was angry at his daughter because she was “too Westernized,” defying Iraqi and Muslim values.

The daughter had shunned an arranged marriage, and was living with her boyfriend and his mother, police said. Authorities had characterized the crime as an “honor killing” to punish the daughter’s behavior. …

Following his daughter’s death, Almaleki fled to Mexico and later to London, where he was taken into custody upon his arrival.

If he were so remorseful, why did he run away? Coward.

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US Congressman Capuano exhorts union thugs to ‘get a little bloody’

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

A U.S. congressman inciting violence? Yes, “US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston yesterday to ‘get a little bloody’.” His “regret” is solely hypocritical political relations damage control. Incitement to violence is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions. I doubt he had any qualms about inciting violence when he was stirring up a very receptive mob of union thugs. From The Boston Globe:

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“Anti-Zionism Is The New Anti-Semitism” Says Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

By Fern Sidman

Israel National News caught up with frequent op-ed contributor, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, as she delivered remarks at a first-of-its-kind conference in Toronto entitled, “When Middle East Politics Invade Campus” on February 16th. No stranger to the lecture circuit or to controversy, Dr. Chesler’s appearance at this seminal intellectual forum served as the epicenter of the conversation on the continued and increasingly hostile demonization of Israel, both on the college campus and in the media.

FS: Today, you addressed the escalating hatred of Israel in the realm of the Western academy. Can you tell us your observations of this phenomenon since your book, “The New Anti-Semitism” came about some years ago?

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Turkey’s Ambassadors vs. Erdoğan

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

by Damla Aras*

In June 2010, the deepening rift between Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) unexpectedly came to the public eye when seventy-two retired ambassadors and consul-generals issued a written statement protesting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s lack of respect in dubbing them “mon chers” and criticizing the government’s foreign policy.[1] Why did the prime minister publicly snub his diplomats? By way of answering this question, this article reviews the ongoing rift between Erdoğan and his diplomats before carrying an English translation of the ambassadors’ statement and interviews with two retired senior diplomats.

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Advocates For Civil Liberties Holds Historic Conference In Toronto

Monday, February 21st, 2011

By Fern Sidman

On Wednesday February 16th, a most unique and historic colloquium was convened in Toronto by the Advocates For Civil Liberties (ACL), a new and dynamic organization of attorneys, professionals and concerned citizens dedicated to spotlighting the egregious manifestations of anti-Israel propaganda on university campuses across North America. The day long symposium that drew over 400 people was entitled, “When Middle East Politics Invade Campus” and was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto. The forum featured a panoply of distinguished speakers including such vibrant and erudite intellectual personalities as Israel National News op-ed contributor, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, emerita professor of psychology and women’s studies at CUNY, journalist, noted lecturer and author of 13 books including, “The New Anti-Semitism” and “The Death of Feminism”.

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A War Crime in Cairo

Monday, February 21st, 2011

by Phyllis Chesler

Something is very wrong with the mainstream American media. By now, we all know that CBS did not find it newsworthy that, on February 11, 2011, their own chief foreign correspondent had been gang-raped by a mob of 200 men on the Muslim “Sabbath” — on the very day that President Mubarak stepped down. Instead, they spent four days continuing to celebrate the freedom fighters in Tahrir Square.

Only after CBS finally broke this story did other American media networks come forward with news of their own: Apparently, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had also been beaten up by the brave pro-democracy freedom fighters in Tahrir Square and ABC’s Brian Hartman had been threatened with beheading in that same allegedly pro-democracy uprising. Even Christiane Amanpour had to be hustled away to safety by her handlers.

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Ingrid Mattson: No Longer Leading ISNA, but Still Advancing Radical Islam

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

by Stephen Schwartz*

Ingrid Mattson, a professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, recently ended a term as the first female and first Muslim convert to serve as president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). But she promises to continue her career as a promoter of radical Islam.

As an example of her ideological commitment, Mattson is advertised as a prominent participant in a conference to be held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/St. Paul on February 24/26, 2011. The conference program is breathtaking in its triumphalist view of Islam and its relations with the world. Titled “Shared Cultural Spaces” and benefiting from a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) — paid for by federal tax revenue — the Minnesota conference program announces very little that is “shared” by Islam and other cultures, but rather is replete with uncritical glorification of Islamic history.

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Obama vetoes Palestinian UN resolution, screws Israel; Palestinians plan another tantrum

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

President Obama just vetoed an anti-Israeli UN resolution, but screwed Israel anyway. Palestinians, whom sponsored the resolution, have planned a public tantrum in response — not sure why, as they’re always throwing tantrums, and most sane people have become desensitized to such outbursts. Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post summarizes Obama’s continued, idiotic incompetence (and that of many Jewish groups):

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Professors Push Israel to Negotiate with Hamas

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

by Janet Doerflinger*

Prominent Middle East studies professors argue that Israel should conduct negotiations with Hamas, a U.S. State Department-designated terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip. Thus, they demand that Israel — a sovereign state — negotiate with a terrorist organization responsible for murdering and maiming many innocent Israelis and dedicated to Israel’s destruction.

Among these professors:

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Is an Egyptian “Democracy” a Good Thing?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

by Raymond Ibrahim*

That democracy equates freedom is axiomatic in the West. Say the word “democracy” and images of a free, pluralistic, and secular society come to mind. Recently commenting on the turmoil in Egypt, President Obama made this association when he said that “the United States will continue to stand up for democracy and the universal rights that all human beings deserve” — as if the two are inseparable.

But are they? Does “democracy” always lead to “universal rights” — and all of the other boons associated with that form of governance?

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Will Egypt’s “Revolution” Change Anything For Women — Or Democracy?

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Will Egypt’s “revolution” change anything for women? Can misogynists be democratic? Is democracy possible in the Muslim World? All are important questions highlighted by the sexual assault on CBS chief foreign correspondent, Lara Logan, during the recent Cairo demonstrations against former President Mubarak, and given the historically ugly treatment of women in Egypt:

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