Why did Haifa’s International Film Festival wish to honor filmmaker Mira Nair for her film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”? The film is just another exceptionally well done piece of anti-American propaganda which justifies Islamic/Islamist terrorism by showing us that America harasses Muslims constantly, even Muslims as brilliant and assimilated as Nair’s “fundamentalist” hero, Changez. According to Nair, America is to blame for Pakistani fundamentalist terrorism.
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by Diana Muir Appelbaum*
Supersessionism refers to the belief that Christians have superseded Jews in a new covenant with God. Islam, too, sees itself as superseding all previous divine revelation but, unlike Christianity, which canonized the Old Testament embedding long centuries of pre-Christian history into the Christian narrative, Islam freely erases history itself. But Kemalist Turkey appeared to offer a revolutionary break with Islamic tradition when it established a secular republic on the ashes of the Ottoman caliphate. For decades it has been held up as a model of a modern, westernized, Middle Eastern democracy, that happened to have a Muslim majority. Closer examination, however, reveals substantial “continuity between the late Ottoman Empire” and the republic as Turkish treatment of religious and ethnic minorities exposes an unacknowledged streak of Islamic supersessionism.
By Fern Sidman
The Swedish culture and news magazine, Filter, ran a 17-page article in its most recent issue in an apparent attempt to revive medieval anti-Semitic blood libels. The article vindicated the author of a 2009 polemical piece that charged Israel with, “stealing human organs,” from young Palestinian men, and then killing them.
Originally appearing in another Swedish magazine called, Aftonbladet, author Donald Boström leveled accusations at the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for purportedly absconding with human organs belonging to 69 Palestinian men in the early 1990s. Asserting that the IDF conducted, “macabre operations,” in the West Bank, Boström told his readers that these unnamed Palestinian men in the, “occupied territories,” were, “being captured and tortured, subjected to involuntary autopsies, and then robbed of their organs before being killed.”
The limousine liberals of the Democratic Party weren’t happy with the Republican Party’s show of diversity during the GOP’s national convention. Democrats assumed any Republican women must be bimbos and NBC censored minority speakers.
Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that the female-heavy line-up of speakers at the Republican National Convention was merely “shiny packaging” to distract voters. …
Notable female speakers at the RNC include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Ann Romney, Mitt Romney’s wife.
Condi Rice and Susana Martinez are “shiny packing” for what, well-educated, sharp, strong leaders?
… But there is a fine line between a slip-up and a mistake. Joe Biden crossed that line this week when he said at a Virginia campaign rally that the GOP would “put y’all back in chains.”
It was an insulting remark, especially to the largely African-American audience, that conjured up visions of slavery. It was especially startling coming from Obama’s right-hand man. …
There he goes again… Vice President Joe Biden has continued his tradition of sticking his foot in his big, fat mouth, making racist, condescending remarks against African Americans, all (he thinks, absurdly) to score political points. I don’t know which is worse: Biden’s racist jabber, African-Americans putting up with Biden’s racist remarks, or the whole Democratic establishment putting up with such offensive verbiage. Democrats are seemingly making it a tradition to use unadulterated racism in politics.
Remember it was Biden who condescendingly spoke of his president, stating, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” When Howard Dean was asked, “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room?” he replied, “Only if they had the hotel staff in here,” referring to African-Americans. Democratic Senator Robert Byrd once belonged to the KKK and used the term “white nigger” on national television. NAACP President Kweisi Mfume called Condi Rice, Colin Powell, and Roderick R. Paige “hustlers” and “yes men” (see here). Harry Belafonte called these outstanding African-Americans “Uncle Toms”. Belafonte also stated, “Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich” (see here). After 9/11, Professor Ward Churchill of the U of Colorado, “called the victims ‘little Eichmanns,’ comparing them to Adolf Eichmann, the architect of Hitler’s plan to eradicate Europe’s Jews” (see here) Kamau Kambon, visiting professor at North Carolina State University, called for the extermination of all white people on the planet.
If these people are “liberals,” “progressives,” or even “Democrats,” then I’ve just been made pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
By Barry Rubin
Author’s note: Every Yom HaShoah I try to write something from my family’s own history as an illustration of wider themes. The material below, that happened almost 70 years ago to the day, is from my manuscript, Children of Dolhinov.
Before dawn of Monday, March 28, 1942, German SS and Einsatzgruppe B units accompanied by a Latvian police detachment boarded a convoy of vehicles. Before dawn, they surrounded the town of Dolhinov, Poland.
The town awoke to the sound of stamping boots, barked commands, the wails of children, and sobs of women. The Kazovitz family hid, but David, the baby, was crying and his mother feared the noise would give the hiding place. So she ran to a Christian neighbor, handed over her fur coat and promised if the woman would conceal her she’d bring a gold watch afterward. The woman refused; the Germans killed the mother and baby.
“This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” This is what two Kansas City black teens told a younger white child. The black kids poured gasoline on the white kid and set him on fire a month ago (see here also). Did you even know this happened? Do you remember the 2007, big “Jena 6″ lie in which six black teens beat up a white kid in Jena, Louisiana, and Al Sharpton hailed it as “the start of the 21st century civil rights movement.” The white teen who was assaulted in 2006 had nothing to do with the hoo-ha. Some 18,000 “protesters” swarmed Jena demanding that the black teens, the so-called “Jena 6,” be released from custody — for beating up an innocent bystander. Now we have the story of the death of Trayvon Martin, edited by NBC to sound like a racist crime, but which is in fact just an incident report. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Spike Lee are unethically throwing gasoline on a fire — incident — that no one knows who ignited. Again we have political correctness gone mad. Basically, blood libel.
by Efraim Karsh*
In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.
Hitler’s Nazi Germany signed a “non-aggression” agreement with Stalin’s USSR in 1939 (the “Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact”). It meant nothing. It was a worthless peace of paper designed to ease the Nazi’s eventual conquest and extermination of all peoples in the Soviet sphere of influence: “Of the Soviet Union’s 190 million people, Hitler intended to kill 150 million and the rest would be made slaves for the invaders.” The Nazis did kill millions of Russians and Eastern Europeans. In the same way, Nazi Germany’s “alliance” with segments of the Arab/Muslim world was a short-term lie: The Germans considered North African Arab Semites to be sub-human inferiors whom I’m sure they would’ve eventually exterminated. As is so common in the current Arab/Muslim world, ignorance reigns, and Libyans don’t even know that Allied soldiers actually saved them from eventual extermination by defeating the Nazis in WWII’s north African theater. Libyan Islamists have ignorantly desecrated Allied soldiers’ tombs because of the silly, accidental Koran-burning incident in Afghanistan:
A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers.
Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery. …
There is no “Arab Spring.” It is indeed an Arab winter in which hateful, violent Islamo-fascists are trying to take over the Middle East.
by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi*
As troops aligned with the Libyan interim government continue to advance on the few remaining strongholds of Gaddafi loyalists — such as Bani Walid (where the tribal elders are refusing to surrender) — much debate is still raging over Libya’s future. Will the country emerge as a stable liberal democracy, will it be torn by ethnic and tribal divisions, or will it transform into an Islamist state?
Recently, I participated in a Toronto conference which was sponsored by Advocates for Civil Liberties and coordinated by the rather wonderful Meryle Kates. The speakers were powerful and the audience was packed, respectful, incredibly sober and fully engaged. The title of the conference was “When Middle East Politics Invade the Campus.”
No heckling or jeering here.
The civilizational war that Jean Raspail once envisioned in his brilliant, dystopian novel The Camp of the Saints is now fully underway. What Raspail once only imagined has come to pass. People of color from many formerly colonized countries have created “no go” zones all across Europe; ambulances and the police enter there at their own risk.
The “youth,” the opportunistic criminal elements, the proto-jihadists (all of whom survive on the European dole), are torching cars, looting stores, battling the police.
The mob roars its hoarse, ear-splitting chants. “Death to the Jews,” “Death to Zionism,” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free.” Keffiyas abound: On heads, over faces, around shoulders. The Arab “street” is on the move — in Toronto, Montreal, Amherst, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, Berkeley, and in Oxford, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, and many other Western cities.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 15 in the isolated and overcrowded Urumiya prison in western Iran, the authorities hanged one of their opponents.
Hossein Khazri, an alleged activist with the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), was 29. He had been in custody since early 2009. His crime, of which he was convicted on July 11, 2009, was that of being an “enemy of God” in the eyes of the Islamic Republic.
By Fern Sidman
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, founder and president of Hineni, the internationally renowned Torah outreach organization will be addressing audiences at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday, January 27th on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Remembrance Day. This most special event is being sponsored by the International B’nai Brith organization to commemorate to the legacy of those who perished during the Holocaust and as a forum to address escalating global anti-Semitism and racism.