September 20 2011 / by Frontpagemag.com
The Freedom Center’s searing new pamphlet exposes how the UN has long since betrayed its foundational ideals. …
Manda Zand Ervin – How can America, NATO, the UN and the West choose to act against certain tyrants, while allowing the far worse regimes of Iran and Syria to continue unchecked?
In the last analysis, is the question really that important?
A crucial choice awaits the president this week.
C. Hart – A stab in the back to U.S. mediation efforts that will cause U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East to fall off the beaten track into the abyss. More
Saying there is no ‘shortcut’ to Mideast peace, Obama urges Palestinians to drop statehood vote before the U.N.
NoisyRoom By: AJ of NoisyRoom.net & Arlen Williams Contributor: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Graphic from the Illinois Conservative Examiner New details and names have emerged regarding appointees that Obama brought into our White House who allegedly have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. This article lays out what we have learned and calls for an immediate Congressional investigation. [...]
The Islamists who were invited to a White House dinner are exposed, Egypt’s Brotherhood is in political difficulties, and a global youth Islamist group is going broke.
The regional war has expanded, but we still look at each battle field in isolation, rather than seeing the war whole.
Obama Has Aggravated Muslim Extremism (an abject failure on foreign policy overall)
September 13, 2011 By James Lewis
by Barry Rubin – Only by forgetting history, distorting it, or leaving out huge chunks of reality can Obama supporters defend his policy in the Mideast.
Video – Matt Brooks – RJC
Would Obama Retaliate against a Nuclear Attack? (God help us if we ever have to find out)
Politically correct tactics are damaging the larger war against terrorism…
FBI Scraps Curriculum That Claims ‘Mainstream’ Muslims Are Violent (They are, only reformed Muslims can claim otherwise. The program was right and was working, until POTUS gave new orders!)
“Any war against non-believers is justified.” Read More »
WIRED:FBI Trainer Says Forget ‘Irrelevant’ al-Qaida, Target Islam.“’At the operational level, you have groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, al-Qaida. Like teeth in a shark, it is irrelevant if you take one group out.’ . . . The best strategy for undermining militants, Gawthrop suggested, is to go after Islam itself. To undermine the validity of key Islamic scriptures and key Muslim leaders.” Not everyone agrees . . . .
Why the congressman’s view of America’s foreign policy tradition is severely flawed.
by Raymond Ibrahim - Among other qualities, a good presidential candidate must be knowledgeable and able to think outside the box; equally important, he must not be naïve or gullible — certainly not swallow everything the enemy says hook, line, and sinker. During the recent Republican candidate debate, Congressman Ron Paul exhibited his ignorance and gullibility when the panel [...]
Allah Be Appraised!
By Burt Prelutsky (Archive) · Monday, September 19, 2011
Although I have never claimed to be as politically correct as, say, the N.Y. Times, I like to think of myself as a reasonably open-minded fellow where people who are different from me are concerned. And, inasmuch as most people are very different from me — and glad of it — I get a lot of practice. Furthermore, I have always contended that bigots are just plain lazy, and that if you just take the trouble to know people as individuals, almost invariably you will discover better reasons to despise them other than their race, religion or bizarre sexual proclivities.
So, please believe me when I swear I’m only moderately skeptical when American Muslims claim to be loyal to this country and totally opposed to bringing sharia law to our shores. What I refuse to accept for a single second is their contention that Osama bin Laden was an aberration, an unholy defiler of the tenets of their peace-loving religion. As people used to say, tell it to the Marines.
No, I have not read the Qur’an. And while I have heard highly inflammatory excerpts from those who have read the holy book, I’m aware that Satan can quote or even misquote scripture to his own purpose. Another ancient adage, however, states that the proof is in the pudding. In the case of Islam, I would suggest that the pudding is to be found in every nation where Muslims hold the reins. Or, perhaps, one should say, the whip.
Can it be mere coincidence that, although liberty has flourished in nations that are predominantly Protestant, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Shinto, Buddhist, Lutheran and Anglican, it’s never taken root where Muhammad’s word is law? Can it be mere happenstance that wherever you look in the Muslim world, from Sudan to Syria, from Iran to Yemen, from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia, wherever Islam holds sway, you will find one totalitarian state after another? Only time will tell if Iraq or Libya will be the exception, but, frankly, I’m not betting on it.
True, you will find a variety of national leaders, including oil-rich sheiks, fanatical ayatollahs and run-of-the-mill tyrants, but one and all could dine comfortably with a Russian czar or a Chicago gangster.
For an allegedly peaceful religion, isn’t it remarkable that wherever Islam gains a stranglehold, you will find the nightmare of slavery, genocide, honor killings and female stoning and mutilation, the norm?
I have heard folks say that the historical reason for all this is that, of all the founders of the major religions, only Muhammad was a warrior. Although a merchant by trade, he led his followers in the bloody conquest of Mecca. So perhaps the die was cast thirteen centuries ago. Hell, for all I know, maybe it goes back to climate. I know I’m a perfect grouch when the temperature goes through the roof and the air conditioning conks out.
Maybe it has something to do with too much sand in one’s diet. Or perhaps living in close proximity to camels, a notoriously nasty beast, is the reason behind the cult of death that celebrates suicide bombings throughout the Middle East?
To tell you the truth, when I first heard tell of the awards that allegedly awaited Islamic martyrs, even I began to see the attraction. I mean, on the face of it, moving from Jenin or Tehran, say, to Paradise sounds like an awfully good deal. Toss in six dozen beautiful virgins, and what healthy, red-blooded nincompoop wouldn’t gladly blow himself to Kingdom Come?
The problem, of course, is that, like most youngsters, they never bother thinking things through. For instance, in the natural course of events, what the impetuous young idiot will inevitably have on his hands are six dozen ex-virgins.
And if he thinks he has it bad now, just wait until he winds up spending eternity with 72 women who while away each and every day complaining that he’s always leaving his burnoose on the floor, doesn’t help out with the kids, and never takes them dancing.
by Barry Rubin
The dominant voices in much of the Middle East are saying, “Down with America! Kill the Jews! And the West isn’t hearing them.
A civil war in Yemen may be inevitable
By Ryan Mauro – Nuclear arms in a region in upheaval.
By George Friedman | August 16, 2011
On Dec. 17, 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire in a show of public protest. The self-immolation triggered unrest in Tunisia and ultimately the resignation of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. This was followed by unrest in a number of Arab countries that the global press dubbed the “Arab Spring.” The standard analysis of the situation was that oppressive regimes had been sitting on a volcano of liberal democratic discontent. The belief was that the Arab Spring was a political uprising by masses demanding liberal democratic reform and that this uprising, supported by Western democracies, would generate sweeping political change across the Arab world.
It is now more than six months since the beginning of the Arab Spring and it is important to take stock of what has happened and what has not happened. The reasons for the widespread unrest go beyond the Arab world, although, obviously, the dynamics within that world are important in and of themselves. However, the belief in an Arab Spring helped shape European and American policies in the region and the world. If the assumptions of this past January and February prove insufficient or even wrong, then there will be regional and global consequences. Read more »
The underlying logic of the West’s policy since the Arab Spring started has been that of the scavenger.
by Bruce Bawer
The left has done its job well: Norwegian reporters, for fear of being accused of Islamophobia, are now actually loath to remind readers that there is such a thing as Islamic terrorism.
by Janet Levy
Salim Mansur takes on political correctness and its deadly consequences in Delectable Lie.
Here’s a commentary by the inimitable Pat Condell
on the consequences of multiculturalism in Scandinavia. …
by Stefan Frank
Anti-semitism in Norway is rampant among Muslims, and encouraged by media and leftist politicians. Plus, the response to psychopath Anders Breivik’s act may trend towards further Jew-hatred.