The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It
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The White House is "dismayed," "displeased," "angry" over Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress.
The White House's "Dismay over Netanyahu Visit Extends to (Israeli) Ambassador."
This is beyond ironic; in fact, it is one Big very fat Lie.
As Thomas Rose at Breitbart points out: Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to recent German elections. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with Obama twice—each time before the British elections.
Earlier this week, before leaving for Auschwitz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp, President Francois Hollande appealed to French Jews, saying that "You, French people of the Jewish faith, France is your country, your place is here, in your home."
Earlier in January, in an interview in The Atlantic, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that "If 100,000 people of Spanish origin were to leave, I would never say that France is not France anymore. But if 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The French Republic will be judged a failure."
The savage Muslim persecution of Assyrian Christians and Yazidi (Zoroastrian/Hindus) by Sunni Muslims in the Middle East and in Shiite Iran has reached fever-pitch. ISIS has systematically murdered, tortured, captured, and enslaved Yazidi girls and women. They have done likewise to the Assyrians in Syria and Iraq. Iran has persecuted Assyrians as well.
In terms of ISIS in Syria and Iraq: It is important to note that Western-born and Western-raised fighters have joined these barbaric warriors. This is a dangerous phenomenon because these fighters are choosing barbarism over civilization.
Last week, two Yazidi women managed, miraculously, to recently escape their captors. Their information is very valuable. Through them we learn the following:
President Obama, who chose not to join France's march for freedom, cut his state visit to democratic, nuclear India short in order to stop in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay his respects to the new king, Salman al-Saud, upon the death of King Abdullah.
Is this an urgent state matter or a matter of Realpolitik? Not necessarily. During a 2009 G-20 conference, Obama shocked people when he bowed down quite low to King Abdullah, 5'11". On that same visit, Obama didn't bow to Queen Elizabeth, 5'4".
Perhaps the president's visit is better seen as part of what he has said, many times, is his mandate to reach out to the Muslim world.
Obama has refused to call ISIS "Islamic," or to connect Jihad or terrorism with "Islam." His administration has been obsessively concerned with the false concept of "Islamophobia."
And, while our president has frequently spoken out on behalf of African-American and Muslim men, he has been all but silent about African-American and Muslim women.
Now it is urgent that he break this silence. There are Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists who are desperate to hear supportive words from the leader of the free world.
Almost 500 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were identified by hospitals across the UK in just one month in late 2014.
According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), fifteen cases were documented daily in the month of November. However, 25% of the HSCIC Trusts did not submit documentation. This suggests that the number of actual cases is much higher.
Like the White House, the New York Times is potentially guilty of incitement to genocide and defamation; certainly, they are guilty of slanting the news about Israel in every way possible.
This time, the Paper of Propaganda, has published a 1250 word piece that takes up three columns on page A4 and another three columns on page A9—and it has four photos as well.
Dr. Phyllis Chesler and Dr. Richard Landes
A Conversation about Anti-Semitism
Sponsored by EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth).
December 2, 2014
Jewish Broadcasting Service
Portugal, which expelled its Jews in 1536, is now poised to adopt a "return law" for the Jewish and non-Jewish descendants of Portugal's Sephardi Jews. This law was passed in 2013 and is expected to become "effective" by March 2015.
Portugal's Inquisition against the Jews—especially against those who had converted to Christianity—was brutal and long-lasting. Fiendish methods of torture were employed: racking, "relaxation" (burning at the stake), perpetual slave labor, burning at the stake. All Jewish goods were confiscated. At least 40,000 Jews were tried, impoverished, tortured, murdered, or exiled.
Some Jews managed to flee. Many of these Jews had previously fled Spain during the Spanish Inquisition against the Jews and against Jewish converts to Christianity who were suspected of secretly practicing Judaism. A great hero—actually, a heroine– of the Jewish people, Dona Gracia Ha Nasi (Beatrice de Luna Mendes), saved many of the Jews of Portugal.Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual guide of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood– called upon the United Nations to make "contempt of religions" illegal.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Union said that there should be "protection for 'prophets'" and urged the UN to issue a "law criminalizing contempt of religions and the prophets and all the holy sites."
The Muslim scholars also urged the West to "protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo."
This is very strange. Jews, Christians, Hindus, and atheists have not been attacking Muslims.
Jihad has rapidly taken a new and ominous shape.
In the past, bombs were exploded—either human homicide bombs or car/truck bombs. Rockets were launched. Unbelievably, planes were once flown into major Western targets.
Now, President Obama empowers the radical Islamic world further by refusing to join the words "terrorism" and "Islam" and by insisting that Islam is a religion of "peace." Obama continues to empower Iran to become a nuclear power and, most fatefully, empowers the recruitment efforts of The Islamic State.
He does so each time he refuses to say that the Free World or the Judeo-Christian West is at war with Islamic barbarianism or with radical political Islam.
I once feared and tried to monitor Palestinian and pro-Palestinian surging, potential lynch mobs in the Middle East, in Israel, and globally. The marches and demonstrations, both in the street and on campuses in the West have, over the years, become more aggressive, louder, more entitled.
The cover is shocking, gruesome, and bold. It features the face of a woman encased in plastic, being smothered to death. A video shows the plastic wrapping being ripped open, "signifying the release of women from violence."
Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK has released a mock-up cover of their February issue, designed by Leo Burnett Chase, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about honor killings. The cover is that of a 17-year-old British-Pakistani girl, Shafilea Ahmed, who was suffocated to death by her parents in 2003 for the crime of refusing an arranged marriage.
Cosmo has joined Karma Nirvana and the Henry Jackson Society in organizing an "inaugural Day of Memory for Britain's Lost Women, which will take place July 14—the day of Shafilea Ahmed's birthday."
They are now being asked to turn themselves in or face arrest. The girls are being accused of having shamed Islam, their race, and their religion with such a display of affection in public. They are viewed as having violated Sharia law by touching members of the opposite sex who are also infidels. Their "crime" was caught on video:
The K-pop band is claiming that it was a staged drama, a "romance parody."
Last night, I lectured at a synagogue in Westchester. Afterwards, a man came up "to shake my hand." He had asked me this exact question about Western survival and I had answered him partly based on the Arutz Sheva article I recently wrote on the question. Then he told me:
"Our son was supposed to be at the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Luckily, something prevented him from going but we spent the weeks afterwards calling up many of his Boston-area friends to see how they were. What will it take for Americans to wake up and to take Jihad seriously? If 9/11 and Ft Hood and the Boston Marathon Bombing did not do it, I am afraid to think of what will."
A young college student said: "If I say any of the things you have just said, my friends would call me crazy."
Said I: "So what? If you opt for popularity and conformity you will never develop the strength to stand up to evil or to tell the truth. Remember: Evil always prevails when the good people are afraid to stop it, lest they not only become pariahs--they may also lose their livelihoods and their lives."
I thought she was going to faint.
If Europe does not do the following immediately, the birthplace of the Western enterprise will soon be conquered by barbarism.
First, the European Union must dissolve itself. Borders and passports must return. No one should be allowed to travel unhindered from European country to European country.
Second, each European country must pass legislation to deport all those who are on "no fly" lists; all radical imams at radical mosques, together with their radicalized followers in mosques and in prisons; and all those who have traveled to Iraq, Syria, and Yemen for jihadi training.
Third, legislation must empower police and military forces to physically abolish the "no-go" zones–the hostile, separatist Muslim-only neighborhoods in which the European rule of law does not exist and which are ruled, instead, by vigilantism, terrorism, and a superstitious version of Sharia law.
I truly wonder whether France will both pass and enforce such legislation.
Tonight, BBC Arabic will air a new documentary, Slaves of the Caliphate, whichdocuments the horrendous plight of captured Yazidi girls and women. This film will be broadcast on BBC World on January 17, 2015.
The first Yazidi sex slave to reveal her identity—Hamshe—talks about what happened to her and to others. Disclosed for the first time: in addition to being forced to sexually service ISIS jihadists, these girls and women were also forced to "give blood to wounded fighters."
Activist Nareen Shammo has been keeping track of hundreds of kidnapped Yazidi; she has tried to locate them and negotiate their return.
On January 11, 2015, Anjali Devi, 57, was brutally murdered by a group of young men associated with Jamayat-e-Islami.
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