Friday, March 27, 2015

Death sentence in Egypt

Hat tip Creeping Sharia

No tears being shed here. An Egyptian court has sentenced Muslim Brotherhood member Salah Soltan to death for inciting murder.

Note the links to the Fiqh Council of North America and Muslim Student Association.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The French Plane Crash

At the moment, it is all very perplexing this plane crash in the French Alps. At this point, it is being said that the pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately crashed the plane. That has led to speculation by some as to whether he was a Muslim convert. That has prompted anger on the part of Muslims since that has hardly been established. On the other hand, a mysterious Facebook page is referring to Lubitz as a "martyr".

Bottom line? I will await the outcome of the investigation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lara Logan Reports on the Genocide of Christians in Iraq

Hat tip Eagle Rising

Save the Christians

Onan Coca of Eagle Rising has posted a report by CBS's courageous journalist, Lara Logan, who reports from northern Iraq on the campaign of genocide against Christians.

The whole civilized world should have forces in Iraq and Syria to destroy this inhuman group that threatens civilization itself. That should include Arab countries like Jordan, Saudi Arabia and whoever else hasn't effectively been taken over by the mullahs in Iran.

Ironically, Iran seems to be providing most of the forces fighting ISIS. Go figure.

The ISIS Tape: Cornell Blames the Messenger

Hat tip Legal Insurrection

“If you have an assistant Dean of Students at an Ivy league University that doesn’t know what Hamas is or the Islamic State is, perhaps you need to redefine the qualifications for University leadership.”
-James O'Keefe, Project Veritas

Cornell Professor of Law William Jacobson has commented on the breaking story over a Project Veritas video in which the Asst. Dean of Student Activities, Joseph Scaffido, told an undercover reporter that it would be OK to set up a student group that supported the Islamic State (ISIS).

Professor Jacobson, who doesn't know Scaffido, is being objective here. This story has yet to play out. It is true that the undercover reporter, who was posing as a prospective student from Morocco, used the term, "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" instead of ISIS. Possibly, Scaffido was not paying full attention although he should have given the state of world affairs today. The undercover reporter also referred to Hamas, which is a US-designated terror organization. Thus, O'Keefe's response regarding the apparent ignorance of Scaffido makes perfect sense.

Thus, the reaction of Cornell's president to attack O'Keefe and his group is disingenuous. The tape speaks for itself, and as Jacobson hints, there may be more tapes out there.

Do I think Scaffido is an ISIS sympathizer? Of course not. More likely he was not giving enough scrutiny to what the UC reporter was saying and was just lumping it in with the usual anti-Israel, pro-Arab agenda on college campuses. However, I think it is fair to say that he should have been more on guard and when he heard references to Islamic State, he should have recognized it as ISIS and promptly thrown the guy out of his office.

So now he and Cornell have to deal with it. They are already under scrutiny after having been selected by David Horowitz's Jew Hatred on Campus blog as one of the top ten most anti-Semitic universities in America. Now this.

A Letter to SF State University Regarding Anti-Semitism

Hat tip Jew Hatred on Campus

David Horowitz has written a letter to Leslie Wong, President of San Francisco State University explaining why SFSU was included on their recent Top Ten Most Anti-Semitic Universities list. I am cross-posting the letter here. The incidents mentioned in the letter has also been linked on Fousesquawk over the past year or so.

I would add that the Department of Education decided a few years ago to include religion in its interpretation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. The lack of religion was one of the problems cited in the fact that complaints filed against UC Irvine a few years ago on behalf of Jewish students died on the vine. The Office of Civil Rights of DOE stated that they could find no evidence of discrimination against Israeli students.

It will be interesting to read Wong's response.

Bergdahl Charged With Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy

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The announcement is just beginning at Ft Bragg, NC. Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This will lead to an Article 32 preliminary hearing at Ft Sam Houston, TX to determine if a court martial is warranted.

It appears from the statement that the maximum penalty sought will be life imprisonment for the latter charge.

I am very careful about judging soldiers who serve in a  combat theater because my own military service did not include that. I was in Germany during the Vietnam war. However, I must say, based on what I have heard in the news and the statements of some of his unit members, that I applaud the decision to pursue charges.

This also represents a further embarrassment for President Obama, who made the decision to trade five high-ranking Taliban commanders for Bergdahl. It also brings back to mind the distasteful appearance of Obama with Bergdahl's parents when the trade was made.

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Today it is being disclosed that three of the five terrorist leaders, whose one-year confinement in Qatar is about to expire, are preparing to rejoin the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Scholarship in Gaza

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine and Palestinian Media Watch

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"If a fish fights another fish in the sea, I am sure it is because of the Jews."

You have never heard a fish story like this one: This is what a professor at Gaza's world-famous university said on his TV show recently:

And his source? An old man.


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Imad Hamato

This is the best story I have heard since that one about the Zionist shark that was attacking beach-goers in Egypt a few years back.

Defending the Indefensible: Georgetown Professor "Explains" ISIS' Destruction of Antiquities

Hat tip Campus Watch and American Thinker

When ISIS forces recently destroyed numerous antiquities in museums they captured, most of us figured there was no way their apologists-including in the West- could ever justify this.

Meet Georgetown University Associate Professor of  Arabic Studies Elliot Colla. In the below piece in American Thinker, Winfield Myers outlines Colla's twisted reasoning.

Here are a couple of other points to ponder.

First, soon after the Taliban took over control of Afghanistan, they made it a point to dynamite the huge Buddhist statues of Bamiyan that pre-dated Islam in that country. They were not located in some Western museum or even in a museum in Kabul that could only be visited by wealthy Westerners. They were built into the side of a mountain.

In addition, it was only a few short years ago that the Muslim Brotherhood, while in control of Egypt under Mohammed Morsi, was openly talking about bringing down the pyramids, which also pre-dated Islam. Again, they were not locked away in Cairo's world famous museum, but in the open air of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo open to viewing by all.

In both of the above cases, the motivation was to destroy idols that pre-dated Islam and in the case of the former to destroy icons of another religion. In short, the reason had everything to do with Islam, which does not allow for idols or icons even representing itself or is prophet.

As for the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad when that country was conquered in 2003, we may have supplied the heavy equipment, but I vividly recall the sight of Iraqis beating the toppled head of Saddam with their shoes as soon as it landed in the street.

But logic and reason have no place in the discussion at Georgetown University. Don't forget this is also the place where noted Islamism apologist John Esposito toils.

Inclusion at Cornell-Even ISIS

James O'Keefe and his team at Project Veritas have struck again. This time they sent an undercover reporter posing as a prospective student from Morocco to Cornell University, where they interviewed Asst Dean for Student Affairs Joe Scaffido. The reporter asked Scaffido if it would be possible to establish a  student club at Cornell that provided material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and even brought in a "freedom fighter" to campus to speak and provide training to students.

"No problem," said Dean Joe.

It's called "inclusion," Folks.

And how timely! Cornell is also announcing a new dean position for inclusion.

I nominate Scaffido.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Let's Boycott the Palestinian Authority

Hat tip Algemeiner

University of New Orleans student and pro-Israel activist Chloe Valdary has come up with a great idea that many of us should have thought of by now.

Boycott the Palestinian Authority.

I'm in! Why should we send one dime to the PA especially now that they have made a deal with Hamas?

Boycott, Divest and Sanctions? Two can play that game.

Tax-Payer-Funded BDS on Campus

Hat tip Jew Hatred on Campus and Breitbart

Since campus-recognized student groups get university funding, this comes as no surprise. Students for Justice in Palestine, one of the most divisive student groups in America, a group that engages in despicable tactics, gets some of its funding for its anti-Israel activities from the university. In the case of public universities, that means YOU the taxpayer.

The Plane Crash in France

Hat tip Vlad Tepes

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There has been a horrific plane crash in the French Alps today. The flight was a German subsidiary of Lufthansa from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, and there were approximately 150 people on board. There are clearly no survivors. Vlad Tepes picked up a report from the (UK) Daily Mail that is replete with pictures.

There is already speculation about the cause of the crash; no mayday call, clear weather, no request to change altitude, the presence of two Turks on board etc.

It will take time to know, so we won't jump to conclusions.