Archive for July, 2011

UNRWA’s Anti-Israel Bias

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

by Arlene Kushner*

On October 22, 2010, the outgoing director of the New York office of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Andrew Whitley, stunned his listeners at a Washington conference by arguing that “the right of return is unlikely to be exercised to the territory of Israel to any significant or meaningful extent,” and that UNRWA should help resettle the refugees rather than perpetuate their refugee status.[1]

Confronted with a barrage of criticism from the Palestinian Authority and many Arab states, Whitley quickly backed down, claiming, “It is definitely not my belief that the refugees should give up on their basic rights, including the right of return.”

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Norway’s Terrorism in Context

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

by Daniel Pipes*

Scandinavia may look idyllic from a distance, what with royal families and prime ministers almost without security, but it has endured its fair share of violence, from the assassinations of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and foreign minister Anna Lindh to two school massacres in one year in Finland, one killing eight, the other ten. Anders Behring Breivik’s rampage, in other words, was hardly unprecedented.

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The mainstream media didn’t call the Oslo massacre a “man-caused disaster” or avoid calling it religious terrorism

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

By Gary Gerofsky

All forms of mass murder and terrorism are evil and repugnant, whatever the source, whether from Tim McVeigh, Anders Behring Breivik, a German Third Reich gone mad under Hitler or a huge representative group of Islamists who think that their holy books command them to commit violent jihad against the infidels. The Islamist situation dominates the terror scene today notwithstanding the exceptions such as this recent insane mass murder by Breivik in Norway. Yet the mainstream media (MSM) go out of their way to avoid using terms like “terrorism” (banned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation or “CBC” in Canada) and the Obama administration (specifically Janet Napolitano) has advised the government to use “man-caused disaster” so as not to offend Muslims by stating the truth about terrorism and calling it what it actually is. This manipulation of truth and language is a tactic to close debate and discussion about immigration, Islamic terrorism, misogyny, sharia, and jihad. In a similar way, debate is being closed down by labeling this tragedy a right-wing Christian conspiracy.

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Youths at Norwegian camp called for “boycott of Israel”

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

By Fern Sidman

According to combined news sources, just two days before gunman Anders Behring Breivik opened fire on teenagers participating in Norway’s ruling party youth camp on the island of Utoya, the campers met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere and demanded he recognize the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

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All College Student (F-1) Visa Fraud Comes in Three Parts

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By David North, CIS.org

Recent news reports reminded me that all higher education immigration fraud, through the massive F-1 visa program, is divided into three parts:

  1. There are the individual students who drop out of legitimate universities to become illegal aliens on their own;
  2. There are visa mills which are distinctly illegitimate establishments; they recruit would-be illegal aliens, and, in effect, charge them substantial fees for their F-1 visas; or they operate marginal operations more keyed to profits than to education; and
  3. There are more rarely, or more rarely caught, employees of legitimate universities who misuse their positions to facilitate the conversion of legitimate foreign students into illegal aliens.

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Muslim Brotherhood: “Impose Islam… Step by Step”

Monday, July 25th, 2011

by Raymond Ibrahim*

Things are looking good for Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the grandfather of all Islamist groups. Despite the organization’s hegemonic aspirations — which include “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization … so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions” — the Obama administration recently announced that it “welcomes dialogue” with the Brotherhood; so did the European Union. And under Egypt’s military regime, the Islamist organization just “became a legal political party for the first time since President Gamal Abdel Nasser banned it more than half-a-century ago.”

Why Nasser banned the Brotherhood — and tried to decimate it — is instructive.

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What Did the Norwegian Murderer Think?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

by Phyllis Chesler

The author strongly condemns the murder, but challenges the grieving Norwegian government and intelligentsia to do something effective about their own failed multi-cultural policies.

I condemn mass murder and the slaughter of unarmed civilian innocents.

Therefore, I condemn the shocking Norwegian-on-Norwegian, infidel-on-infidel, mainly Caucasian-on-Caucasian massacres carried out by Anders Behring Breivik — just as I have condemned the mass murders of Jewish, Israeli, Hindu, European, and American civilians carried out by Muslim Islamist terrorists.

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Casual Hate: The Subtle Side of Christian Persecution

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

by Raymond Ibrahim*

Earlier this month I participated in Coptic Solidarity’s Second Annual Conference in Washington D.C., titled: “Will Religious and Ethnic Minorities Pay the Price of the ‘Arab Spring’?” Panelists included Middle East specialists, prominent members of the Coptic community, and other minority leaders from the Muslim world, including Kurds, Berbers, and Sudanese animists.

Held at the U.S. Capitol, nine members of Congress made statements and showed their support, including Sue Myrick, Chris Smith, and Frank Wolf. Walid Phares, a Congressional advisor who also participated, asserted that their appearance is encouraging and indicates that at least some members of Congress “are aware about the plight of minorities in general and of Christian communities in the Arab and Muslim world, and are particularly concerned about the Islamist and jihadi threat to these communities.”

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“We are here to stay,” says Prime Minister Netanyahu

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

By Fern Sidman

Introduced by Pastor John Hagee, the founder and chairman of Christians United For Israel (CUFI), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a gathering of thousands of ardent Christian Zionists via satellite from Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon, July 19th at a special “Middle East Briefing” session at the sixth annual CUFI national summit in Washington.

Greeted with over 10 minutes of applause and enthusiastic cheers, Mr. Netanyahu extended his appreciation to Pastor Hagee for his, “unwavering support and commitment for Israel,” and for those Christian supporters of Israel who have the, “courage to stand up and speak the truth.” Sharing the same sentiments that he did in his speech before the Joint Sessions of Congress in late May, Netanyahu said, “Israel is not what’s wrong with the Middle East; it’s what is right about it. Israel is a country that draws from the same well as you. Both America and Israel were forged on the same principles, the same ideas and so we have shared values and common hopes for the future.”

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Ambassador John Bolton Takes on the United Nations

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

By Fern Sidman

John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, had some strong words for the world body on Monday evening, July 18th as he delivered a broad-based foreign policy speech during the Chairman’s Club dinner at the sixth annual Christians United For Israel (CUFI) national summit in Washington, DC.

Speaking from the podium of the Washington Convention Center, Ambassador Bolton addressed the upcoming vote, scheduled for September at the United Nations General Assembly in which the Palestinian Authority will call for nation states to cast their vote for the establishment of an independent state.

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Rome Stands With Israel

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

by Phyllis Chesler

Israel continues to endure the fallout from the Mavi Marmara debacle; Israel gets blamed for defending herself even though Turkish hired assassins had come with the express purpose of assaulting and murdering Israeli soldiers.

In the teeth of this cruel public relations disaster, the indomitable Italian parliamentarian Fiamma Nirenstein, the chair of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians, asked me to write something that would be read at a massive pro-Israel rally that she, together with Giuliano Ferrara, the publisher of Il Foglio, helped organize.

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Glenn Beck and John Hagee Stir Crowd at CUFI Summit

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

By Fern Sidman

Receiving numerous rousing ovations and thunderous applause, FOX television personality Glenn Beck told an audience of over 5000 gathered at the Christians United For Israel (CUFI) national summit in Washington that if the pernicious trends in global anti-Semitism culminate in another genocide, “Then count me as a Jew, and come for me first”. Mr. Beck delivered these remarks as part of his keynote address at “The Night to Honor Israel” gala banquet at the organization’s sixth annual convocation on Tuesday evening, February 19th.

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Empower Iranians vs. Tehran

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

by Daniel Pipes*

How should Western governments deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which Washington labels “the most active state sponsor of terrorism”?

Iranian aggression began in 1979, with the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and the holding of some of its staff as hostages for 444 days. Major subsequent attacks included two bombings in Beirut in 1983: at the U.S. embassy, killing 63, and at a U.S. Marine barracks, killing 241.

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Murdoch empire housecleaning should be followed by close examination of mainstream media

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

By Gary Gerofsky

The Murdoch newspaper debacle is about more than bad judgment and surreptitious illegal wiretaps being used to uncover news and gossip. It also reveals the lengths leftist media chains (the mainstream media or “MSM”) will go to attack the right in competition for readership and survival and it will determine who dominates the news henceforth. The end result of this scandal will most likely diminish the voice of the right and then usher in the era of unchecked and unchallenged left-wing print media. The leftist newspaper industry is rubbing its hands with glee as they exact their revenge. For example, the Guardian, in a barrage of accusations against Murdoch, was so eager to dump on him that its editors had to make an apology for misinformation because of their overzealous reporting on the scandal.

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Iran – State of Terror

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

By Sara Akrami

When the Islamic Republic of Iran was established in 1979, it had two strategies to eliminate its opponents. First, it killed its internal opponents using mass executions and barbaric torture. Second, it killed its opponents abroad using assassin-spies from its embassies around the world.

Many of these opponents living overseas were Iranian intellectuals and activists who had escaped from Iran after the establishment of this notorious Islamist government. However, the terrorism of the Iranian government was not only directed at its own citizens — or former citizens — it also claimed victims from other nationalities.

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