Archive for September, 2012

Satire: The Islamist Revolutionaries Make an Anti-American Movie

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

By Barry Rubin

If you were truly/As keen and courageous as you claim to be/Grendel would never have got away with/Such unchecked atrocity…./But he knows he need never be in dread/Of your blade making a mizzle of his blood/Or of vengeance arriving ever from this quarter…./He knows he can trample down you Danes/To his heart’s content, humiliate and murder.

Beowulf

The following is satire. If you don’t like it please don’t burn down anything.

Chairman Muhammad: “This meeting of the Revolutionary Committee of the Islamic Liberation Movement is called to order. The purpose of this meeting is to figure out what kind of video we can make to get back at the Americans. Brother Ali of the Research Committee has the floor.”

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Libya in the Aftermath

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi*

The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that led to the death of the American ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, illustrates that despite the poor performance of Islamists in the elections back in July, the country still faces a serious internal terrorist threat from ideological militants who either operate with freedom from central government control or have entered into the ranks of the new Libyan security forces.

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Iran – the Greatest Threat to Western Civilization

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

From the ClarionFund and Middle East Forum:

Ahmadinejad has been perfectly clear about his intentions for the West. Now, on the verge of attaining nuclear capacity, Iran will only need one small nuclear bomb to wipe out the entire power grid of the United States of America.

How much do you know about the greatest threat to Western civilization, today?

Watch now:

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Early American Awareness of Islamic Terrorism

Friday, September 28th, 2012

by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought”

Ed. note: See “The Barbary Islamists”

The American founding fathers and early scholars — since the 18th century — were aware of deeply-rooted Islamic violence, terrorism, intolerance and hatred toward other Muslims, as well as non-Muslims.

Early American leaders and thinkers were endowed with deep appreciation and unique knowledge of global history, international relations, ancient cultures, ideologies and religions. They spoke and wrote candidly about global threats, including the Islamic threat.

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Birth Tourism Baby Calls United States a “Foreign Country”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

By Jon Feere, CIS.org

Yet another newspaper has reported evidence backing the claim that birth tourism creates U.S. citizens who take advantage of everything the United States has to offer while maintaining allegiance to the country in which they were actually raised.

Meet Jennifer Shih, a UC Davis college student born in New York who tells the Sacramento Bee, “I’m Taiwanese more than American.” Back in 1989, Shih’s mother boarded a jet bound for New York, tourist visa in hand. She didn’t arrange her travel in order to take in a showing of Cats, however; she was eight months pregnant and the goal was to add a U.S.-passport holder to her family. In other words, she was engaging in fraud as admitted by Mr. Shih, who cited the quality of American schools as the impetus. Two months after giving birth Mrs. Shih “returned to Taiwan with her U.S. passport-bearing daughter in tow”.

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The Tip of the Iceberg of Christian Persecution

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

by Raymond Ibrahim*

Two Christians living in the Islamic world under arrest and awaiting execution—the one charged with apostasy, the other with blasphemy—were just released.

According to a September 8 report on CNN, “A Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran for apostasy was reunited with his family Saturday after a trial court acquitted him… Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, born to Muslim parents and a convert to Christianity by age 19, was released after being held in prison for almost three years under a death sentence…. Setting aside the death sentence, a trial court convicted Nadarkhani of a lesser charge—evangelizing Muslims—and declared that his prison sentence had already been served… His case drew international attention after his October 2009 arrest, and the 34-year-old pastor refused to recant his Christian beliefs.”

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Find out for yourself about Islam

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

by Steven Shamrak

The world did not need a ridiculous, sarcastically disrespectful, cheaply made movie to tell the truth about the Prophet Mohamed. Anyone can search the Internet, visit www.quran.com, or read the writings of his contemporaries and find out that:

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Why a Special Issue on UNRWA?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

by Steven J. Rosen*

Led by the United States, the founders of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the institution tasked with oversight of the Palestine refugees, conceived of it as a temporary instrument to help relieve the plight of the Arab refugees displaced by the struggle over Israel’s creation in 1948-49. But over the ensuing sixty-three years, UNRWA has evolved into an agency that perpetuates the refugee problem as a source of conflict rather than contributing to its resolution. Its refugee camps and educational programs keep alive the impossible dream that millions of descendants of the original refugees will “return” to today’s Israel. Its social service delivery programs create permanent dependency and impede local integration into the societies and countries where its beneficiaries have resided for decades. Unlike its sister agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which is responsible for millions of non-Palestinian refugees worldwide, it does not have an active program for “local integration” of refugees where they now reside nor “resettlement” in third countries. This special issue will explore the extent to which UNRWA has complied with its original mandate and ways and means for its reform.

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The Rape of Christopher Stevens

Monday, September 24th, 2012

by Raymond Ibrahim*

By obsessing over the 14-minute YouTube Muhammad video and its maker, the mainstream media ultimately exonerates the inexcusable and murderous response of the Islamic world.

There is only one question: did those who make this movie break any law? No, they did not—and so the matter should end there, and the media should move on. Focusing on those who did not break any American laws as a way to take the focus off those who murdered and initiated an act of war against the United States is not only misleading; it validates and gives Islamic blasphemy laws precedence over American freedoms.

Worse, even if making movies deemed offensive to Muslims was illegal in the U.S., the fact is, these embassy attacks, which “coincidentally” began on September 11, have nothing to do with the movie. On September 10, I wrote an article titled “Jihadis Threaten to Burn U.S. Embassy in Cairo.” The demand that the U.S. release its imprisoned jihadis, including the Blind Sheikh, was behind these threats. There was no mention of “offensive movies.” My source, El Fagr, an Arabic website, reported all this on September 8.

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Can Romney sell Americans hope and long-term prosperity over the irresistible tendency of America to give in to Obama’s pandering and bribes?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

by Gary Gerofsky

When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney candidly said, “that 47 percent of Americans pay no taxes and that he could not appeal to them with his tax proposals because of that fact,” he was inelegantly exposing a major problem for the Republican’s re-election chances. I admire the man for stating the truth but the truth should have been part of an open address complete with his solutions on how he might change this awful fact which threatens to undermine Western economies very soon.

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Romney’s Comments: Realism vs. Wishful Thinking

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

by Yoram Ettinger, “Israel Hayom”

Governor Romney’s September 18, 2012 assessments of the Palestinian issue — opposing the “two state solution” — highlight the battle between data-driven realism and desire-driven wishful-thinking.

Data-driven realists are cognizant of the linkage between the increasingly anti-American seismic “Arab Street” on the one hand, and the nature of the proposed Palestinian state on the other hand. The more radicalized, unpredictable, violent, terrorist-ridden and anti-US the “Arab Street,” the more terror-oriented the proposed Palestinian state. The latter would be led by Palestinian organizations, which have been the role model of international terrorism since the 1960s. They were supporters of Bin Laden (whose mentor was a Palestinian — Abdullah Naji from Jenin), staunch allies of Saddam Hussein, Khomeini, the Soviet Union and the ruthless East European regimes. Their predecessors — e.g., Haj Amin Al Husseini — were Nazi Germany collaborators.

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A Muhammad Cartoon a Day

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

by Daniel Pipes*

When Salman Rushdie mocked Islamic sanctities in 1989 in his magical realist novel The Satanic Verses, Ayatollah Khomeini did something shockingly original: He pronounced a death edict on Rushdie and all those connected to the production of his book. By doing this, Khomeini sought to impose Islamic mores and laws on the West; we don’t insult the prophet, he effectively said, and neither can you.

That started a trend of condemning those in the West deemed anti-Islamic that persists to this day. Again and again, when Westerners are perceived as denigrating Muhammad, the Koran, or Islam, Islamists demonstrate, riot and kill.

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Stevens Video: Dancing With Corpses, Dancing in Blood

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

by Phyllis Chesler

I have been looking at the photos and the brief video of Ambassador Stevens and I have spoken to two different Arabists, who assure me that the mob dragging Steven’s body are chanting a song of victory over one’s enemies and are praising God for it.

In my day, when we spoke about “two cultures,” we were talking about the unfortunate divide between the hard sciences and the humanities.

Today the phrase “two cultures” means something entirely different.

Here is one among thousands of similar examples. The lead editorial in the New York Times on 9/20/12 was titled: “The United States and the Muslim World” and sub-titled “Despite the attacks, Americans must remain engaged with struggling Arab democracies.”

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Iran: Is Terrorism a State Tool?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

By Sara Akrami and Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Iranian leadership has wept copious tears and sputtered outrage over the deaths of its nuclear scientists to divert attention from its use of terrorism as a political tool. Terrorism has been one of the outreach tools of Iran’s leadership since the early days of the Islamic Revolution. Since religious fundamentalists gained power in 1979, they have continually instigated violence internationally. An immense weight of evidence and the many victims of various nationalities have proven the Iranian government to be one of the most significant state sponsors of terrorism. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), especially its external branch, the Qods Force, plays an important role in achieving Iran’s foreign policy objectives. During the current uprising in Syria, the Iranian government has sent many rank and file members of the IRGC and the Qods Force, including members of the Basij, plainclothes security guards, and militia volunteers to Damascus to assist its main ally in the region, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Islam’s Black Flag Flies over Egypt

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

by Raymond Ibrahim*

The United States embassy of Egypt is under siege. According to Fox News, “Mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a video attacking Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. Hundreds of protesters marched to the embassy in downtown Cairo …. Dozens of protesters then scaled the embassy walls, went into the courtyard and took down the flag from a pole. They brought it back to the crowd outside, which tried to burn it, but failing that, tore it apart. The protesters on the wall then raised on the flagpole a black flag with the Muslim declaration of faith on it, ‘There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet.’ The flag, similar to the banner used by al-Qaida, is commonly used by ultraconservatives around the region…. By evening, the protest grew with thousands standing outside the embassy, chanting ‘Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.’ A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, ‘Worshipers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.’”

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