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The Islamic Jihad Against Christian Nuns

Posted on: Dec8 2013

A burning church in Egypt. Photo: IPT News.

Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western “mainstream” community —little acquainted with true history or reality—dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details:

Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier forced to convert to Islam or die]…  “Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this afternoon [Dec. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious,” Mgr Zenari said …. Neither the nuncio nor the Greek Orthodox Church know [the] reason behind the kidnapping.

The “reason behind the kidnapping”? Sexual abuse and rape certainly should not be discounted, as these have been the lot of thousands of women abducted by U.S.-sponsored “freedom fighters” in Syria. Indeed, a new report issued by the National Reconciliation Commission in Syria states that some 37,000 women have been raped since the war started.

To keep the jihad in Syria alive, pro-war Islamic clerics have issued any number of fatwas, or Islamic rulings, permitting sexually-frustrated, female-deprived rebels to rape women. Most of these are based on the simple fact that Islam permits jihadis, based on the example of their prophet, to copulate with any captured woman—or, in the words of the Koran, “what your right hands possess” (see “The Jihad on Christian Women: Abduction, Rape, and Forced Conversion,” pgs. 186-199 in Crucified Again for detailed information).

One cleric permitted the abduction and rape of any Syrian woman, provided she is not Sunni. Yet apparently because there are still not enough women for the jihadi hordes, many of whom are foreigners—one Christian child was recently raped by 15 men before being killedSunni Muslim women are also being targeted through sex jihad fatwas.

So would such jihadis and their clerics have any special respect for Christian nuns?

The fact is, raped nuns is a phenomenon that goes back centuries. According to Muslim historian Taqi al-Din al-Maqrizi (1364-1442), during his raids on Egypt, Caliph Marwan II (r.744–50) “made captive a number of women from among the nuns of several convents. And he tried to seduce one of them.” The account describes how the enslaved nun tricked him into killing her, by claiming she had a magic oil that make skin impenetrable: “She then took some oil and anointed herself with it; then stretched out her neck, which he smote with the sword, and made her head fly.  He then understood that she preferred death to defilement.”

Writing in the 10th century, the Coptic chronicler Severus ibn Muqaffa records that “the Arabs in the land of Egypt had ruined the country….  They burnt the fortresses and pillaged the provinces, and killed a multitude of the saintly monks who were in them [monasteries] and they violated a multitude of the virgin nuns and killed some of them with the sword.”

After the Islamic conquest of Constantinople in 1453, according to eyewitness accounts, “Monasteries and Convents were broken in. Their tenants were killed, nuns were raped, many, to avoid dishonor, killed themselves. Killing, raping, looting, burning, enslaving, went on and on according to tradition.”

Such is history—expunged as it is in the modern West, even as it repeats itself today. Thus, in August 2013, after torching a Franciscan school in Egypt, “Islamists,” in the words of the AP, “paraded three nuns on the streets like ‘prisoners of war’” and “Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob.”

Indeed, the rise in attacks on Christian nuns throughout the Islamic world further demonstrates that they are no more inviolable than other “infidel” women:

  • Somalia: In response to Pope Benedict’s historical quotes which, like so many other things—including teddy bears—so enraged the Islamic world, Muslims in Somalia shot Leonella Sgarbati—a 66-year-old nun who had devoted 30 years of her life working in Africa—in her back. Her last words before dying in hospital were: “I forgive; I forgive.”
  • Pakistan: In September 2012, gunmen on motorbikes dressed in green (Islam’s color) opened fire on the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral in Hyderabad, murdering at least 28 people. Their immediate target was a nun, Mother Christina.
  • Libya: In February 2013, after the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, Islamic rebels threatened Christian nuns into fleeing the nation. They had been there since 1921, focused primarily on helping the sick and needy.
  • Philippines: In an article discussing a Christmas Day church bombing in a Muslim-majority region, we learn that the jihadi group responsible “has been blamed for several bomb attacks on the Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo since the early 2000s and for kidnapping priests and nuns.”
  • Guinea: In June 2013, during a mob-led frenzy, Christians and their churches were savagely attacked in the Muslim-majority nation—with some 95 Christians slain and 130 wounded—including “the quarters of the nuns, [which] was looted before being torched.”

The above examples come from five countries that have little in common with one another—neither race, language, culture, nor economics—only Islam.

That alone should say something.

But no matter. Far from discussing Islamic history and doctrine, and how they tie to current events, the predominant Western mentality simply dismisses Muslim violence as the West’s fault, or, in the recent words of ex-nun Karen Armstrong, “We did this.” Armstrong—who quit the nunnery only to engage in pro-Islamic mummery—insists that what’s needed is for us to focus more on “Muslim pain, Muslim suffering.”

Such, according to the leftist mentality, are the “real” reasons why, wherever Muslim-majorities live near non-Muslim minorities, from the dawn of Islam till today, the latter are under attack.

Raymond Ibrahim is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians.  A Mideast and Islam specialist, he is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an associate fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Hoover Institution Media Fellow, 2013.


U.S. Secretary of Defense Hagel Tries to Reassure Gulf Allies on Iran

Posted on: Dec8 2013

Chuck Hagel, U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Israel Hayom – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited American allies in the Gulf on Saturday to ease concerns over the Iran nuclear deal in the region.

The Pentagon “will place even more emphasis on building the capacity of our partners in order to complement our strong military presence in the region,” Hagel said at a security conference in Bahrain during his visit.

Read full story.


PA Leaders Use Mandela’s Death to Slam ‘Occupation’

Posted on: Dec6 2013

PA leaders liken late South African leader’s fight against apartheid to their own struggle against “Israeli occupation.”


Report: US Moves Closer to Israel’s Stance in Peace Talks

Posted on: Dec6 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu for 3rd time in 24 hours said to be response to PA refusals.


Turkish foreign minister says Iran and Turkey are united for regional stability

Posted on: Nov27 2013

Turkey, a Sunni country, has historically been at odds with Shi’ite Iran in their competition for regional power.


More Evidence of Fascist Rallies at Arab University ???

Posted on: Nov27 2013

Video reveals that Nazi salutes at Islamic Jihad rally on campus are part of a wider trend of Nazi glorification.


EU Spokesman: Iran Deal Not Yet Implemented

Posted on: Nov27 2013

Spokesman for Catherine Ashton clarifies that Iran’s temporary rollback of its nuclear activities has not yet begun.


Iran: White House Misleading Public on Details of Nuclear Deal

Posted on: Nov27 2013
South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

South façade of the White House. Photo: Matt H. Wade / WikiCommons.

Free Beacon – An Iranian foreign ministry official on Tuesday rejected the White House’s version of the deal reached on Saturday as “invalid” and accused Washington of releasing a factually inaccurate primer that misleads the American public.

“What has been released by the website of the White House as a fact sheet is a one-sided interpretation of the agreed text in Geneva and some of the explanations and words in the sheet contradict the text of the Joint Plan of Action, and this fact sheet has unfortunately been translated and released in the name of the Geneva agreement by certain media, which is not true,” Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham told the Iranian press on Tuesday.

Read full story.


Rouhani Gloats: Israel is Isolated

Posted on: Nov27 2013

Iranian president says deal with the west has isolated ‘our enemies,’ in apparent reference to Israel.


Iran Claims U.S. Has Released Some Blocked Assets

Posted on: Nov25 2013

The Iranian government claims that the U.S. released $8 billion in blocked assets. State Department: Not true.


Trust Iran? What are we – stupid?

Posted on: Nov25 2013

The Obama administration is trumpeting a weekend deal with Iran and five other nations that will freeze certain parts of the Iranian nuclear program and open facilities for greater inspection in exchange for the relaxing of some crippling financial sanctions. But a Mideast expert tells WND it’s a grave mistake to trust Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is incensed at the deal, calling it an “historic mistake.” Congressional Republicans, as well as many Democrats, are worried that the deal results in the U.S. giving up key diplomatic leverage while Iran technically gives up nothing.

The group responsible for exposing Iran’s clandestine nuclear program is also unimpressed. Officials with the National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI, say the West wasted a golden opportunity to demand major Iranian concessions.

“The very fact that this regime agreed to whatever it agreed to shows their weakness, their vulnerability,” said Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director in the office of the U.S. representative of the NCRI. “This is something that should have been exploited. If the international community, and particularly the United States, were decisive enough, this was a regime that you could have actually forced them to abandon their entire program.”

Jafarzadeh told WND the Iranians came to the table for three main reasons, including the economic toll of sanctions, major protests against Ayatollah Khamenei and additional NCRI revelations of additional nuclear facilities.

“This was a regime that was in trouble. This was the time that you needed to increase the pressure and force them to make the serious concessions that they were supposed to do,” he said. “They didn’t press them hard enough. The agreement could have been much much stronger that would have in effect really abandoned and dismantled the nuclear weapons program of Iran. It didn’t.”

While President Obama said the deal removes the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Netanyahu and others believe it greatly increases the likelihood the Iranians will get the bomb because the deal provides legitimacy for the program and the easing of sanctions allows Iran to be more bold in pursuing its goals.

“Those are very valid allegations to take into consideration because you don’t want to provide financial assistance to this regime because that money is definitely going to be used, at least partially, in funding the very same program that you want to stop,” Jafarzadeh said.

Critics of the deal also point out Iran has repeatedly flouted United Nations Security Council sanctions, leading many to conclude Iran simply cannot be trusted to honor any agreement.

Is there any reason to think this time will be different?

“Absolutely not. They have never honored any agreement at all on any issues but particularly on the nuclear weapons program of Iran,” said Jafarzadeh, who also rips the agreement for completely ignoring Iran’s weaponization programs that are being developed simultaneously with the nuclear weapons.

“It’s not all about enrichment. It’s also about the nuclear weaponization program of Iran, the kind of research and development they have been doing along with their enrichment program,” said Jafarzadeh, who added that it’s not too late for the U.S. and its allies to demand access to those sites as well if Iran truly has nothing to hide.

The agreement struck over the weekend is designed to last six months and give the seven nations time to forge a permanent treaty concerning Iranian nukes. Jafarzadeh said where we stand six months from now depends mostly on the United States.

“It all depends on how seriously and how strongly this administration will pursue it,” he said. “If Iran detects that the White House is pretty much happy with what they got, they can play games with the White House and the State Department about this. Then you’re either going to be back to square one or in a worse situation six months from now.”

He added, “On the other hand, if this administration would stress on some of the points in this agreement and really really press it hard, we could actually be several steps ahead of where we are.

“The ball is in the court of the United States. How they’re going to pursue this and where we’re going to stand six months from now, it’s all in the hands of the U.S. period.”

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Almagor: Abbas in Knesset ‘Dances on Blood of Terror Victims’

Posted on: Nov25 2013

Bereaved parents from Almagor, an organization representing terror victims and families, protest the invitation of Mahmoud Abbas to Knesset.


Diplomatic insanity

Posted on: Nov25 2013

Einstein once said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The current sanctions strategy in Iran is exactly what took place in North Korea. Just when the effect of sanctions was beginning to take hold, the regime announced an agreement, only to be broken at a later time. In the case of North Korea, this usually happened right before their brutal winter.

Repeating the same mistakes Clinton made with North Korea will not change the outcome with Iran. Six months from now, it will be springtime in Tehran.

George Green


Anti-Zionist, not anti-Semitic

Posted on: Nov25 2013

I was banned from the site today because I was arguing against Zionism and Israel, on a political factual basis. Your tag line is “A free press for a free people” – but this is what you do?

Read the comments. There is nothing anti-Semitic in them because I’m not anti-Semitic. I’m anti-Zionist and anti-Islamic.

Some brutish people in your commenting section were getting as good as they were giving. So what? I was responding and trying to make my points and then, blam, I’m banned.

Are you folks really that warped that you can’t see how messed up that is? I hope this can be corrected and that you understand that dissent is as important as agreement in our political system.



Ya’alon: We Will Deal With Illegal Arab Construction

Posted on: Nov25 2013

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday night that he would develop methods to deal with illegal Arab building in Judea and Samaria


ran deal OKs enrichment program and nuclear facilities at Arak, Fordow, Natanz

Posted on: Nov25 2013

Special to LONDON — Western powers, led by the United States, have agreed to suspend billions of dollars worth of sanctions on Iran’s energy and other sectors for the next six months in exchange for a reduction in Teheran’s enriched uranium stockpile. Under an agreement reached on Nov. 24, the so-called P5+1 pledged to [...]


Al Qaida takes credit for bombing of Iran embassy in Beirut

Posted on: Nov20 2013

Special to NICOSIA — Al Qaida has claimed responsibility for a major attack on Iranian interests in Lebanon. Al Qaida’s Abdullah Azzam Brigades reported detonating two bombs outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut. The suicide attacks on Nov. 19 killed at least 23 people, including the embassy’s cultural attache, Ibrahim Ansari. “It was a [...]


Egyptian official assigned to crack down on Muslim Brotherhood assassinated

Posted on: Nov20 2013

Special to CAIRO — Islamist insurgents have assassinated a senior official responsible for the Egyptian crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian sources said a senior Interior Ministry official responsible for counter-insurgency policy has been assassinated. The sources identified the official as Col. Mohammed Mabrouk, shot outside his home in Cairo’s Nasser City on Nov. [...]


Vive la France!

Posted on: Nov16 2013

Thanks to the French, the Islamic Republic will not, for the time being, get relief from the sanctions regime as it marches – nearly unhindered – toward nuclear capability.


Senior Hezbollah Commander Dies in Syria

Posted on: Nov16 2013

A senior Hezbollah commander dies from wounds sustained in fighting alongside Assad’s forces.


Terrorists slaughter African elephants

Posted on: Nov14 2013

(WASHINGTON TIMES) A growing number of terrorist groups in Africa are turning to the illegal trade of elephant tusks to finance their operations, cashing in on a massive demand for ivory spurred by a burgeoning, wealthier middle class in Asia.

Al Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab in SomaliaJoseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa and Boko Haram in Nigeria are among the militants making money from trafficking ivory tusks from slaughtered elephants to pay their fighters and buy arms and ammunition.

“For al-Shabab, ivory, like charcoal, is just a fast and relatively easy way to make some cash, which is needed first of all to pay a salary to its militants, estimated at around 5,000 people,” said Andrea Crosta, executive director of Elephant Action League, who along with Nir Kalron, chief executive officer of the private security firm Maisha Consulting, has recently investigated al-Shabab’s links to ivory trafficking.



Jordan Valley Murder ‘a Gift to the Palestinian People’

Posted on: Nov14 2013

Security forces reveal killers plotted to murder former IDF colonel in honor of Muslim holiday contradicts past reports of criminal motive.


Livni: PA Promised to Continue With Talks, Building or Not

Posted on: Nov14 2013

The PA negotiating team’s announcement that it was quitting talks with Israel violates a promise made by PA Chief Abbas, said Tzipi Livni.


Nasrallah: Hezbollah will stay in Syria to help Assad as long as needed

Posted on: Nov14 2013

Hezbollah chief: Our forces in Syria to confront int’l threats.


French Ambassador: We Stopped Iran Nuke Deal

Posted on: Nov13 2013

It was France’s caution that broke up the deal that would have eased sanctions on Iran, France’s ambassador to Israel said


Gay Arabs Fear Muslim Violence in Dearbornistan

Posted on: Nov9 2013


You know that things are pretty bad when Gay Arabs claim that they’re safer in Lebanon than in the Sharia capital of America, Dearborn, Michigan.

Arab Americans comprise more than 40 percent of Dearborn’s population, which according to a 2010 U.S. Census report was 98,153.

Two Arabs from Dearborn said in parts of Beirut, Lebanon it can be less difficult for an Arab to be openly gay than it’s here. Lebanon is one of the few Arab countries on the forefront of organizing for LBGT rights.

Ramazzotti says a lot of people living in Dearborn follow conservative customs and beliefs they brought with them when emigrating from Arab countries to the United States, making it more difficult for second generation Arab Americans to come out.

He says Dearborn’s religious Arab community has got in the way of progressive attitudes about the LBGT community moving forward.

Ryan, a 23-year-old gay Arab from Dearborn who was kicked out of his house after coming out to his family, says there haven’t been any real conversations among community leaders about gay Arabs.

Ryan says people who support gay Arabs often fear speaking in support of them publicly because conservative Arabs and Muslims will commit hate crimes, or incite riots against them.

Faisal Alam, a nationally known Muslim gay rights activist spoke at the University of Michigan Dearborn last month where he presented the program, Hidden Voices: The Lives of LBGT Muslims.

The lecture was interrupted by a false alarm, and Alam along with other activists were escorted to their cars by security after their views were challenged.

Interesting how there has been so little news coverage of that. If a Muslim speaker had been forced out, there would have been a lot of coverage.

Ramazzotti has been threatened because of his sexual orientation. He says one gay Arab woman from Dearborn had to move out of her house after her brother went through text messages and emails and learned she had a girlfriend. He threatened to kill her. She’s in college, and now on her own struggling to make ends meet.

How real are threats like that? All too real. Honor killings happen in America and any other place that Muslim settle in.

Police say 20-yr-old Ahmed Tuma was angry with his sister because she is in a relationship with a woman.  Police say Tuma said it is shameful to their family and against Muslim beliefs.

Police say Tuma’s sister and her fiancee arrived at home near 27th & M when  he  and a friend, 20-year-old Nathan Marks ran up to them.  Police say Tuma tried to hit her with a crow bar.  The couple escaped into their car, but police say Tuma repeatedly hit the car with the crowbar.

Where did this happen? Lincoln, Nebraska.

Too bad fear of Islamophobia keeps liberals from covering Islamic Homophobia.


Nebraska: Muslim attacks his sister with a crowbar for being gay

Posted on: Nov9 2013

San francisco examiner

But the gay and transgender leaders in the US condemned my work to highlight the Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia. The San Francisco City council issued a resolution condemning our AFDI ad campaign focusing on the vicious oppression and subjugation of gays under Islam.

Theresa Sparks, call your office. 

AFDI American Freedom Defense April 2013 MUNI Bus King  - 01

"LPD: Man arrested for hate crime after trying to attack his sister," by Camila Orti for KLKN-TV, November 8 (thanks to Robert Spencer)

Lincoln Police arrested two men they say were involved in a
hate crime Thursday evening. It happened around 5 p.m. near 27th & M
Streets in Lincoln.

Police say 20-yr-old Ahmed Tuma was angry with his sister because she
is in a relationship with a woman. Police say Tuma said it is shameful
to their family and against Muslim beliefs.

Police say Tuma's sister and her fiancee arrived at home near 27th
& M when he and a friend, 20-year-old Nathan Marks ran up to them.
Police say Tuma tried to hit her with a crow bar. The couple escaped
into their car, but police say Tuma repeatedly hit the car with the

"They were in fear for their lives, he had made some verbal threats
to kill the sister," Officer Katie Flood with the Lincoln Police Dept.

Police say the couple drove off, but Marks and Tuma got into Marks'
pickup and followed, ramming them from behind nearly into oncoming
traffic on S. 27th Street. The couple were able to get away and call

Tuma was arrested for attempted 2nd degree assault, criminal
mischief, two counts of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to
commit a felony. All of the charges except use of a weapon carry a hate
crime enhancement.

Marks was arrested for aiding and abetting terroristic threats and aiding and abetting use of a weapon to commit a felony….


Welcome to Our World Conan: "F***ing gross and racist" — Conan O’Brien gets heat for joke about Muslim girl superhero

Posted on: Nov9 2013

Conan and the holy grail. Or should I say the third rail? Doesn't he know that you cannot joke about Islam, sharia, misogyny, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, misogyny or polygamy under the sharia? It's blasphemy. Off with his head. Islamic supremacists and their leftist tools are going after it all right, after he tweeted this  innocuous joke about Marvel's new Muslim superheroine:

"She has so many more
special powers than her husband’s other wives."

First off, Islam is not a race. Secondly, multiple wives are encouraged in Islam. 70% of American Muslims say polygamy should be legalized in the US, with over 100,000 Muslims engaging in polygamy here in America.

And also worth noting is the fact that Muhammad's favorite wife was six years old when he married her — this Muslima superhero is 16 — practically an old lady. He didn't joke about that.

And lastly, where is Marvel's Christian superheroine, Jewish superheroine, Hindu superheroine, et al?

It was just a joke, but as the Ayatollah Khomeini said,
"There is no humor in Islam." O'Brien tweeted: "She has so many more
special powers than her husband’s other wives." This is "racist," as
well as "gross" — but what race is Muslim polygamy again? I keep

O'Brien's joke has a factual basis. The Qur'an says: "And if you fear
that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those
that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear
that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right
hand possesses. That is more suitable that you may not incline [to
injustice]." (4:3)

But as O'Brien is discovering now, calling attention to uncomfortable
truths about Islam is "racist" and wrong, even if they're
undeniably…truths. I am sure that Conan O'Brien will not make this
mistake again. After all, he wants to stay on television; bringing
uncomfortable aspects of Islam to light is quickest way to be read out
of polite and decent society. Just ask Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins,
formerly darlings of the Leftist intelligentsia — until they touched
that third rail of American public discourse.

"‘F***in Gross & Racist’: Controversy Brews Over Conan O’Brien’s ‘Muslim Female Superhero’ Joke," by Oliver Darcy for The Blaze, November 9:

Editor’s note: Some strong language is used in the tweets embedded in this post.


Late night comedian Conan O’Brien
turned to Twitter Friday night to make a joke about the new Muslim
superhero unveiled by Marvel — but some fans did not take it well.

“Marvel Comics is introducing a new
Muslim Female superhero,” O’Brien tweeted to his over nine-million
followers. “She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other

However, soon after sending the tweet,
others hit the comedian back online, with some individuals even branding
the joke as racist.

Here are the tweets:

Marvel Comics is introducing a new Muslim Female superhero. She has so many more special powers than her husband’s other wives.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke

Conan O'Brien
@ConanOBrien A little more digging would alert you to the fact that Ms Marvel is a 16-year-old Muslim American. Sorry, lost respect, CoCo.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke
@ConanOBrien fucking racist scumbag.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke

justin thomas race
I think the weirdest thing about the Islamophobic @ConanOBrien joke is it doesn’t even make sense.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke

Alex Hern
@ConanOBrien Wow that's really ignorant and terrible thanks for ruining my impression of your humor.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke

Brett Wells-Ogle
@ConanOBrien 1st, that's in very poor taste, 2nd ms. Marvel is not a new character, finally I think u owe your followers an apology

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke

James Thatcher
@ConanOBrien wow so this is fucking gross and racist. good job guys.

F***in Gross & Racist: Controversy Brews Over Conan OBriens Muslim Female Superhero Joke



UPDATE: Big Fur Hat here
"Perpetual Victims and Victim’s Advocates Attack Conan O’Brien For Making a Joke About Marvel’s New Muslim Character."

joke was about as edgy as a bowling ball, but it cut like a scimitar
for the usual suspects who are on perpetual high-alert for any comment
at all, even if said with with mirth, about Muslims.

Islam is, apparently, a thin-skinned, joyless and deadly serious religion – emphasis on deadly.


PA: Israeli settlement building to lead to failure of peace talks

Posted on: Nov3 2013

Abbas spokesman calls on US to send a “clear message” to Israel that its actions are jeopardizing peace process; says Israeli decision to build fence along border with Jordan is aimed at scuttling pace talks.


Did Fatah Inform Israel about Hamas Tunnel?

Posted on: Nov3 2013

An Arabic-language website publishes documents it says were sent by Ramallah intelligence to Israel, revealing tunnels’ locations.


Badly Wounded Officer is Awake

Posted on: Nov3 2013

Second Lt. Ahiya Klein, wounded in Gaza Thursday, is talking. Doctors optimistic about his eyes.


Kerry: US committed to advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Posted on: Nov3 2013

US secretary of state: Settlements have “disturbed” views of talks.


Woman arrested for driving in Saudi Arabia

Posted on: Nov3 2013

(REUTERS) — A Kuwaiti woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia for trying to drive her father to hospital, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Sunday, a week after Saudi women protested against a ban on female drivers.

Kuwaiti women are free to drive in their country and enjoy far more rights than those in Saudi Arabia, who are not allowed to travel abroad, open a bank account or work without permission from a male relative.

The English language Kuwait Times said the woman was driving in an area just over the border, with her father in the passenger seat, when she was stopped by police. Kuwaitis and Saudi locals regularly cross the border and communities living along the frontier are often a mix of people from both countries.


Iranian Kurd leader to West: Don’t be fooled by Rouhani

Posted on: Nov2 2013

(Reuters) The leader of an armed Iranian Kurdish group says new President Hassan Rouhani is taking advantage of the West’s wary optimism towards him to step up pressure on citizens at home, particularly Kurds, and has markedly increased executions.

The election in June of Rouhani, a relative moderate and a former chief nuclear negotiator, has created a diplomatic opening between Iran and a group of six world powers which are trying to persuade it to curb its nuclear program.

Rouhani even spoke by phone to U.S. President Barack Obama in late September, in the highest-level contact between the two countries in three decades.


Two Terrorists Killed in Gaza Clashes

Posted on: Oct31 2013

Two terrorists killed in clashes with IDF soldiers in Gaza. One was a member of Hamas.


Settlements aren’t the problem

Posted on: Oct31 2013

The US, UN and Palestinian Authority – among others – castigated the government’s decision this week to move forward with building plans for 1,500 residential units beyond the 1949 armistice line.


Abbas Calls Murderers ‘Heroes’ at Prisoner Release Celebration

Posted on: Oct31 2013

President Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office in 2009. Photo: White House. - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a celebration in Ramallah in honor of the second set of 26 Palestinian terrorists released by Israel as part of Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, calling the prisoners “heroes” despite their violent history.

According to the list published by the Israeli government, many of the prisoners have an extremely violent history. With several of them involved in murder of civilians, often at close range, including Palestinian Kassem Hzem Shabir, who murdered Holocaust survivor Yitzhak Rotenberg with an axe; Issa Abed Rabo, who murdered Israeli students Revital Seri and Ron Levy near a monastery south of Jerusalem in 1984; and Rahman Abdel Hajj, who stabbed to death Genia Friedman as she was walking with her father and friends in 1992, Haaretz reported.

At the Ramallah celebration, Abbas told the crowd, “We welcome our brothers the heroes coming from behind the bars to a world of freedom and liberty.”

“No permanent peace agreement would be signed as long as there is one single prisoner in Israeli jails,” Abbas said.

Every released prisoner will receive a special grant and monthly stipend from the PA, between $710-$1,280, Israel Hayom reported. Despite the celebration held by Abbas, Palestinians seemed largely apathetic about the prisoner release.

“Anyone walking in Ramallah wouldn’t feel that it’s a special day, that prisoners are being released and there are celebrations,” Ramallah resident Yusuf Jaber told Maariv.


The boycott folly

Posted on: Oct24 2013

The West Bank did not come into Israel’s possession as an occupying power, because the land did not belong to any sovereign power.


Ministers to Vote on Bill Stopping Terrorist Releases

Posted on: Oct24 2013

Bayit Yehudi says tying release of terrorists to construction in Judea and Samaria “cynical and immoral.”


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