- Russians Up to Their Old Tricks via American Thinker
- Obama’s Israel Libel via Big Journalism
- The Moderate Islam Debate via Newsrealblog
- The More Mainstream Moderate Islam Debate via Atlas Shrugs (via National Review)
- Islamic Supremacists Have the Right to Run US Public Schools via Jihad Watch
- Obama Seeking Israeli Regime Change?! via Drudge
- The Prescient James Madison via Mises
- Lehman Whistleblower Lost His Job via Guardian
- The Coming Corporate Debt Avalanche via NY Times
- Pence Slaughters on the House Floor via Hot Air
- Bachmann Blasts Pelosi and the MSM via Newsbusters
- More on the Slaughter Solution via Patterico’s Pontifications
- The Fun Part of Depressions via The Big Picture
- Qeueue the China Trade War via National Review
- Holder Believes Bin Laden Should Have the Same Rights as Charles Manson via Gateway Pundit
- The Sanest of Men via Derbyshire
- A Gem from Michael Lewis on the Unknown John Paulson via Vanity Fair
- Speculators are Doing G-d’s Work via Alphaville
- A Futures Exchange for Movies via Daily Finance
- Robert Spencer on Islam at the Reagan Ranch via Atlas Shrugs
- Dumping Fannie and Freddie via Dealbook
- Obama Refuses to Support Israel via Debka
- IRS Raids Car Wash for 4 Cent Discrepancy via Sacramento Bee
- Jihad Mom Brainwashed Son, Age 6 via Jihad Watch
- Jihad Mom Released from Custody in Ireland!? via Jawa Report
- County Spends $600mm on Welfare for Illegal Immigrants via Judicial Watch
- The Tea Party’s Least Favorite Republicans via Politico
- Five Lies About the American Economy via Reason
- Why Lawyers Should Not Represent Terrorists via WSJ
- Axelrod Calls Israeli Construction Plans Insulting via Washington Times
- Gibbs Expects Healthcare Bill to Be Law of Land by Next Weekend via The Hill
- The Fraudulence of Lehman and Complicity of the Fed and the SEC via Zero Hedge
Not to be all Islam all the time but…
Mellon will be back up and musing on Thursday…had to make up for too much musing and not enough studying this semester
HT: Atlas Shrugs
Let me preface this post by setting the scene for you of a modern day meeting of Nazis despicably legitimized and welcome with open arms by our higher academic institutions. Last night at the Ben White Israeli Apartheid Week event, there was a crowd consisting of far more than Muslim Columbia students. There were also many old regular burnout socialist hippies and typical Caucasian students draped in keffiyehs, something that really makes me apoplectic given the ignorance of these people. There was one effeminate gentlemen who I have seen at all of the pro-Palestinian Columbia events who looks similar to Waldo donning an argyle sweater, golf pants and yes, the keffiyeh. Muslims have to laugh at the fact that they have co-opted these folks. If only the useful idiots in the crowd realized that in a Muslim nation, they would be the first ones to be lined up and shot.
But I digress. This event was hosted by a new group called Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (it’s amazing how like progressives aka socialists they know how to cloak their mission in such noble garments), and the usual suspects such as the MSA, the Arab Students Association at SIPA and the blinded allies of the Islamists, the SDS, the International Socialists and Code Pink. Also as an aside, it’s interesting that Marxists get along so well with Islamists given that Jews were and still are prominent in socialist and at the very least liberal circles. Then again, Marx was a Jew-hating Jew himself. So is Soros for that matter.
The goals of these groups are four-fold:
1. An end to the Israeli “occupation” and “illegal wall”
2. An end to the “discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel” and “equality”
3. The right of return of “Palestinian refugees” according to UN Resolution 194 (which stipulates that refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so)
4. The lifting of the “illegal” blockade
Anjali Kamat from “Democracy Now!” led off the event with a damning speech and video about the ruthless Israeli invasion of Gaza for 23 whole days. One of the funniest things relating to Gaza was her derision towards President Obama for not giving the Palestinians more aid ($900m) after the attack relative to the $3bn a year the US will give to Israel in military aid over the next decade. The man really can’t buy a break right now. She lamented the fact that Israel has ignored the Goldstone Report, that fair document of as she characterized him, the “well-respected” “Zionist-leaning” Jewish Judge Goldstone. She also talked about how the evil Israelis imposed their immoral siege after Hamas ousted Fatah in 2007, which has led to major unemployment in the Palestinian economy.
Next in the band of merry propagandists was Ben White. This guy is probably more than a useful idiot, likely in my view an anti-Semite, the prototypical modern-day Nazi/Islamist propagandist. The Islamists are so very good at packaging their subversive allies. With his pretentious British accent, pithy Oxford whit and pompous air of academia, White delivered a presentation in which he argued that Israel’s establishment was anti-democratic, that the transfer of Arabs out of Israel was “ethnic cleansing” and that their upheaval was instituted by brute force. He proposed a theory that almost all Israeli actions centered on propaganda to make Israel seem like a warm bastion of multi-culturalism and on fragmentation of the Palestinian identity between the Israeli Arabs, East Jerusalem Arabs and the Palestinians in the “occupied” territories. He argued that Israel has confiscated land under the guise of the public interest, colonized and otherwise abrogated Arab rights through zoning and made Arabs second class citizens.
In a nutshell, according to the eminent Kaiser White, the Israeli policy is to maximize Israeli land while minimizing the population of Palestinians (he harped on the belief that the racist and supremacist Israelis are Judaizing and trying to control the size of the Arab population within its borders), while in Palestinian lands minimizing territory while maximizing the Arab population. And with all of the disastrous concessions the Israelis have made over the years, how could anyone disagree with White. But in the end, he moderated his message, claiming that equality for Jews and Palestinians would be a better foundation for a “lasting and just peace.” Obviously the Muslims would be perfectly fine living side-by-side with Jews in Israel. After all, just look at how well the Jews (if there are any left) are treated in all of the Muslim countries in the region, or in Europe for that matter.
Lastly was a speaker from Adalah-NY Andrew Kadi, who spoke about BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) of Israeli products and culture. This presentation was important because it gave insight into the two-front battle they are fighting. This isn’t the military front of the Arabs’ battle but their economic/propaganda front, as they are for a “principled, nonviolent Palestinian-led form of resistance.” Besides boycotting companies that have anything to do with Israel, that they have made a major push on the cultural front immediately struck a chord. He mentioned that Santana, Danny Glover, Jane Fonda, Bono, Snoop Dogg and Naomi Klein amongst others have refused to work with Israel in one way or another. This is exactly what Yuri Bezmenov spoke about in what is becoming my Bible for understanding the ideological subversion of the Marxists and their military arm in the Islamists. Bezmenov had mentioned how Fonda specifically amongst others had been supportive of (after being coopted by) the communists, and the Islamists are just a violent form of communists, so it’s no wonder she has worked with them against Israel. That all of these people have denounced Israel in one way or another shows just how pervasive the anti-Israeli sentiment is, and winning the pop culture battle is a major step towards winning the war of ideas.
Let me make some further remarks on the event. Besides the fact that an honest reading of history shows that the Arabs have used the “Palestinian refugees” as a political pawn in that Arab leaders told the Palestinians to leave Israel as Israel would be attacked and the Arabs would be allowed to come right back, during these speeches the Arabs NEVER spoke about the terrorist attacks on Israel and virulent anti-Semitism of the Arab world, the belief in and commitment to violent Jihad, the lack of a mention even once of Jerusalem in the Koran, the fact that Arabs have more rights in Israel and a better living standard than in every other Arabic country, that Jewish soldiers shoot rubber bullets and send texts and drop flyers in civilian areas before going in to take out those attacking them, that Jews don’t strap bombs to themselves or hide weaponry or terrorists in Synagogues or schools and that Israel has made every single (suicidal) effort to make peace with Palestinians by offering massive swaths of land and giving up massive swaths of land. Actually I stand corrected, they did once mention how, sadly, the Qassam rockets are no match for the powerful Israeli army. What a shame. It is simply mind-boggling that these speakers never once mentioned why Israel has had to build a security wall and periodically go into Arab areas to rout people shooting rockets at and blowing themselves up in Israel. Nary was there either a mention of how accommodating the Israelis have tried to be when it comes to the people who wish to push Israel into the sea. This has never been reciprocated by the Arabs and never will be. Islam means submission, and the three options for non-Muslims are to either submit, be converted by the sword or be slaughtered. Some religion of peace.
I am no expert on Israel, but I have read the history, and the myth of the oppressed Palestinian refugees that continues to be perpetuated under the guise of fighting for human rights and social justice is a massive sham. I urge everyone to read Shmuel Katz’s “Battleground” for a clear and concise history of the founding of Israel and subsequent battles the Israelis have had to fight to defend themselves. The Arabs never even considered modern-day Israel a desirable land, while Jews had constantly returned to this area after being routed. Israel was not just an area granted to a wandering people as reparation for the massacring of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, a Holocaust that Ben White has seemed to indirectly question. For the dispelling of many of the aforementioned myths, I urge readers to check out this site on human rights in Israel. There is also more solid information here, and a lot of nuggets here and here. The bottom line is that this is all taqiyya (Islam-justified lying), a tenet which in its application would make Marx and Alinsky blush. As Al-Ghazzali the 11th century Muslim theologian wrote,
Know that a lie is not haramin itself, but only because the evil conclusions to which it leads the hearer, making him believe something that is not really the case…If a lie is the only way of obtaining a good result, it is permissible…We must lie when truth leads to unpleasant results.
Jews have contributed more good (though with some self-destructive bad when you count the socialists and the Sorosites) to the world over the last hundred years proportionately than any other group of people. This is indisputable with a good proxy being the unbelievable number of Jews who have won Nobel Prizes relative to their population, and their success has created the envy which in part contributes to the anti-Semitism. Israel in the middle of the desert grew farms. Israel surrounded by enemies created technologies that have made the lives of countless people worldwide easier and richer. Israel has stood as the first battle line against the ideology of Islam that threatens to destroy all of the modern civilized world. If you don’t want to take my word for it, I suggest looking at George Gilder’s, a WASP from a wealthy aristocratic family and former Jew-hater who too has seen the greatness of the Israeli people and the threat to all of civilization posed by its enemies. The anti-Semites who slander Israel and insanely call it an apartheid and racist state will have blood on their hands as the west is slowly but surely consumed by Islam, and its most avid supporters who refuse to submit on the day of reckoning will be the first to perish at the point of a sword.