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When Women Commit Honor Killings

Fall, 2015  •  Middle East Quarterly

Female-on-female violence has been minimized because male-on-female violence is far more visible, dramatic, and epidemic. However, women sometimes kill infants, spouses, and adult strangers, including other women. Indeed, as this study shows, women play a very active role in honor-based femicide, both by spreading the gossip underlying such murders and by acting as conspirator-accomplices and/or hands-on-killers in the honor killing of female relatives.

A Deeper Look

In order to explore this phenomenon, this author conducted an original, non-random, qualitative study of 31 honor killings (26 cases) in North America, Europe, India, and Muslim-majority countries, where women were named as hands-on killers and/or conspirator-accomplices in the media.



The Intifada Comes To Austin

November 25, 2015  •  FrontPage Mag

Earlier this month, on November 13th, twelve members of a group calling itself the "Palestine Solidarity Committee," descended, lynch-mob style, upon an American campus in Austin, Texas. What happened next makes the grossly objectionable Apartheid Week follies slightly pale in comparison.

Here's why.

The ringleader, Mohammed Nabulsi, is a law student and presumably an American citizen. He is educated, not illiterate; he is not living in a Jordanian refugee camp; presumably, he has options. This suggests that his rage and his motivation are coming from other sources.

Political tracts, religious texts, perhaps? Or, does he believe that this will advance him personally in some way? That's been known to happen.

Perhaps what's new about the intifada in Austin is this:



How Hitler-era brown shirts took over Hunter College

November 19, 2015  •  Israel National News

For the first time in the 21st century and on the American campus, legitimate economic grievances, specific to New York City, specific to the United States, have been tied to Zionism.

Led by a screaming woman in hijab and a man, assisted by the usual outside agitators, students screamed themselves hoarse at Hunter College, a branch of City University of New York not far from where I live just a few days ago.

"Zionism out of CUNY!" "Zionists out of CUNY!" "Intifada, Intifada" was chanted, screamed, roared, over and over again. You may see it here and here.

Their demands for pay parity for adjunct professors is just and long overdue. Their demands for "tuition-free education, the cancellation of all student debt, a minimum wage of $15.00 for campus workers" is, perhaps, more idealistic as well as economically challenging.



'Political Correctness' about Islam Causing Abandonment of ISIS Sex Slaves
Why a British filmmaker removed a heroine nun from his film about her work rescuing Yazidi and Christian girls.

November 18, 2015  •  FrontPage Mag

Western "political correctness" about Islam has not only led to terrorist attacks in European, Israeli, and American cities—but it has now also led to the cruel abandonment of the Yazidi and Christian sex slaves still being tortured by ISIS.

In 2014, Sister Hatune Dogan had been rescuing Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS captivity for eight months, but she was desperate. If only the world could see the harm being done, understand that rescues were possible, people would open their hearts and their wallets.

Sister Hatune and her international director, Hans Erling Jensen, found an independent British filmmaker, Edward Watts. In an email dated February 6, 2015, Watts's producer, Rosie Garthwaite, wrote: "Hatune you will be the lead story in a documentary about women living under IS."



Europe is on fire

November 14, 2015  •  Israel National News

Islamists have just massacred hundreds of civilians in Paris. This horrendous deed is being celebrated by ISIS. The President of France has announced that these six separate but coordinated attacks were perpetrated by ISIS.

Whether it was planned by Al-Bagdadi himself; whether a dozen lone wolf internet junkies decided to act on his behalf; whether these assassins were French citizens trained in the Arab Middle East; whether they belonged to another Jihadist group and "jumped ship" and joined ISIS's march back to the 7th century is irrelevant. These attacks bear ISIS's signature of the cold-blooded execution of captives, one by one. However, the fact that the killers were themselves not masked reminds me of Al-Qaeda and confirms that they were on suicide killer missions.

These are death artists who specialize in simultaneous "blitzkrieg" or killer bee swarm attacks. They are men who live in the shadows until they are all over their targets.

Some of us, myself included, have been warning about the inevitability of just such attacks. We were not heeded by our colleagues or our leaders.



Irwin Cotler on the Far-Reaching Impact of Phyllis Chesler's Work - October 1, 2015

November 13, 2015  •  YouTube

Irwin Cotler, the former Justice Minster of Canada and a long-time member of the Canadian Parliament had the kindest words to share on my behalf. Even I was surprised to hear him state that my work has helped Canadian Parliament members do their work in a great variety of areas. Cotler is a long-time feminist as well as an Israel advocate. Not surprising since he is devoted to the pursuit of justice.


Rebecca Seawright Officially Honors the Work of Phyllis Chesler - October 1, 2015

November 13, 2015  •  YouTube

Rebecca A. Seawright is the first woman ever elected from my district of Manhattan to the New York State Assembly. I was very surprised and totally moved to hear her read aloud from the Citation she signed on my behalf as well as that of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney's Honoring my work to be read into the Congressional Record. Rebecca also gave me New York State Senator Liz Krueger's Proclamation on my behalf and Assemblyman Dan Quart's Proclamation on my behalf in the New York State Assembly. And so now, my work has been officially registered and certified in the public realm by politicians…as I usually say when I am given an award: "What have I done wrong? My work usually gets me into trouble." Nah—I am incredibly pleased by this recognition.


A Friend In Deed, my Sister-Warrior, Merle Hoffman

November 12, 2015  •  YouTube

My dearest friend, Merle Hoffman, with whom I've strategized, demonstrated, worked, and partied for nearly 30 years, gave a beautiful, moving speech on my behalf. Merle is a very unique feminist. She has kept the vision alive and healthy; on her watch, it has never gone under. Merle built a high quality ambulatory medical-surgical center that services women's reproductive, birth control, maternal, cardiac, and mental health needs. She is also the founder and publisher of wonderful feminist magazine "On the Issues" for which I served as the Editor at Large. She is also the author of "Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom."


Ibn Warraq on Phyllis Chesler's Work and Friendship

November 11, 2015  •  YouTube

Ibn Warraq is our world's leading ex-Muslim dissident. He has written books that have inspired and educated Westerners for more than twenty years: 'Why I am Not a Muslim,' 'Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism,' 'Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate's Defense of Liberal Democracy,' 'Virgins? What Virgins?,' 'What the Koran Really Says,' among others. I am privileged to be his friend and colleague.


Alan Dershowitz on the Work and Life of Phyllis Chesler

November 10, 2015  •  YouTube

I was truly blessed by an incredible outpouring of speeches on my behalf at this year's birthday party. I will try to post at least one speech every week and will archive them all at my website. Sometimes, the bread you cast upon the waters really does return ten-fold; sometimes, one's good deeds matter to others, not just to oneself. The first speech was delivered by the great Alan Dershowitz, who needs no introduction.

Please note that this is not only an audio file--the visuals come in at about 1:32 minutes.


What it's like to talk to a Jewish anti-Zionist troll
Instead of asking me questions and allowing me to answer them, he began fighting with me.

November 6, 2015  •  Israel National News

I was tricked into an interview about ant-Semitism by a pro-BDS troll. I was thoroughly blindsided.

He told me that he was "a teacher of Jewish Studies" and was writing a book on anti-Semitism. He "thanked" me for my book. In the course of our correspondence, he wished me "Shabbat Shalom," and "Chag Sameach," and said he wanted to meet with me after I lectured, or talk to me on the phone.



Installing Jew-Hatred on America's Campuses

November 2, 2015  •  FrontPage Mag

Editor's note: See Part I of this 2-Part Series HERE.

Professor Denise Nussbaum is a strong believer in objective truth and a lover of Zion. She is also the Chair of the Sociology Department, an author, and an expert in "bias, diversity, race, ethnicity, and discrimination" at her campus: Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC) which occupies four campuses in California: San Jacinto, Menifee, Beaumont/Banning, and Temecula. Professor Nussbaum has received grants and awards on this very campus for her work in "diversity training."

How ironic, how tragic, that such an academic should have to face accusations that she herself is allegedly "biased" and wants to censor academic, free speech.

How frightening that she is now being shunned by her colleagues of sixteen years—and that, earlier this month, she had to file a Notice of Claim against her college District based on a variety of charges including "discrimination, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, failure to prevent discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and tortious interferences with law enforcement investigation."

What exactly happened?



Jewish Professor Hounded at California Riverside Campus For Holding Pro-Israel Views
Dr. Denise Dalaimo Nussbaum was smeared, shunned, and assaulted for having opposed pro-BDS, anti-Zionist speaker Miko Peled.

October 30, 2015  •  FrontPage Mag

Dr. Denise Dalaimo Nussbaum, Chair of the Sociology Department, distinguished author and professor, is suing the Governing Board of Mount San Jacinto Community College for 9.5 million dollars for "assault, battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, gender discrimination, failure to prevent discrimination and harassment, violation of constitutional and statutory rights of free speech and political activities, retaliation, tortious interference with law enforcement investigation, and breach of fiduciary duty."

I think she should sue for more—far more—since this long-time tenured professor now faces a potentially dangerous and hostile work environment.

Her crime? She is a Zionist and proud of it. More importantly, she is a great believer in objective truth. This is currently out of fashion on so many American campuses when the subject of Israel, Palestine, and Islam are discussed. Dr. Nussbaum is also a feminist—and this figures in this story as well. Her love of truth, love of Zion, and love of freedom for women and minorities are anathema to those who have attacked her.

What is going on?



The Jewish Future, Part 1

October 29, 2015  •  Commentary Magazine

Phyllis Chesler

Those who still believe that Jewish history can never again repeat itself must dispense with that illusion. Jewish history has always repeated itself and may continue to do so until the coming of the Messiah.

Fifty years from now, despite the cognitive war against the Jews—a global campaign whose big lies far overshadow all previous blood libels and which has accomplished a "perfect storm" alliance between Holocaust-denying Islamists and a politically correct Western intelligentsia—Israel, the world's Jew, will still be here, a shining beacon of humanity.

In 1980, on the front pages of the Israeli media, I declared that anti-Semitism was on the rise; that anti-Zionism would be central to the new anti-Semitism; that politically correct Westerners, employing the left's language of liberation, would lead the unholy charge. Israeli and Diaspora Jewish organizations did not listen. By the early 21st century, Zionism was considered a "Nazi, apartheid, colonialist" conspiracy; human bombs were "victims"; and Israel, who defended rather than endangered both her own and "enemy" civilians, was the "aggressor." Anti-Zionism allowed anti-racist racists to enjoy their Jew-hatred without guilt.



Hard-hearted Jews

October 27, 2015  •  Israel National News

I have begun receiving angry and insulting mail from Polish readers who take strong issue with my article in these pages about the 1941 massacre of Jews by Poles in Jewabne. They write that I am stupid and prejudiced because I refuse to understand that the Poles are the least anti-Semitic among European, the most righteous rescuers of endangered Jews. One such letter-writer challenged my use of Anna Bikont's magisterial work which I cite on this very subject.

But that's not all. Leftist Jews, including Israelis, including some very religiously learned Jewish Israelis, are also quarreling with me. They are still clinging to the Palestinian narrative, attacking the Zionist one, and performing the art of the nuanced and even-handed approach to deadly terrorism. "Jews are also racists;" "Israelis are also terrorists;" "This currentIntifada is due to right-wing aggression against peaceful Arabs and their olive groves."



The Great American Custody Wars

October 22, 2015  •  Huffington Post

I have been battling the Great American Custody Wars ever since the mid-1970s. I could not believe what was happening to mothers then—and when I broke the news, in the 1980s, few people believed me.

The prevailing myths were that women had an unfair advantage in custody battles and that men were discriminated against. This was not true then and it is not true today.

People also believed that only unfit mothers lost custody and that only very fit fathers obtained it. Mainly, the opposite is true.

No one believed that courts actually enabled or legalized incest or removed children from very competent mothers and gave them to exceptionally violent fathers—and then savagely restricted a mother's access to them.

Today, even I have a hard time accepting the fact that things have gotten worse.



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