Thursday, March 29, 2012

Global March to Jerusalem aka the Dumbass March

If you know me very well, then you know of my passion and love for Israel and the Jews. It’s not always an easy passion to have. I spend a lot of time trying not to be ticked off at the rest of the world.

It’s especially hard not to be ticked off as Friday, March 30 approaches. That is the day for the “Global March to Jerusalem.” Arabs, liberal Christians, and liberal Jews plan to march en mass towards Jerusalem to “liberate it from Zionists occupation.” I hope the march is a dud. Nevertheless, Israeli soldiers are on high alert in defense of Israel’s borders. It’s a crime to cross into a country illegally (ahem, except into the USA). Ask hikers who wonder into Iranian’s border what happens to them. Ask a Jew what happens if he or she tries to visit Saudi Arabia. But if an IDF soldier harms an Arab who is crossing into Israel illegally . . . wait for it . . . the whole world will cry, “Foul!”

It happened last summer. A boatload of idiots, aka activists, tried to enter into Israel illegally through a port. The “activists” claimed to have a load of supplies for the starving and neglected people of Gaza. (Never mind that it is documented that Gazans receive more aid per month than any other people in the world. But hey, those kind of facts tend to ruin propaganda.) The IDF soldiers warned the boat to halt. It did not. Soldiers boarded the boat to stop it. Soldiers got beat up. And the world cries “Foul!” Against Israel, of course.

Want to know a dirty little secret. Arab governments don’t take care of their own people very well. Think Egypt. Syria. Libya. Jordan. So what do Arab governments do? Divert attention. Got problems? Blame Israel. I won’t go into a history lesson for now. Just be assured that since the establishment of Israel, the surrounding Arab governments have tried to destroy her. Didn’t work. They were defeated each time they tried to destroy Israel. So they changed tactics. Try to destroy Israel from within. Suddenly, the “Palestinian cause” became the unifying battle cry among Arab nations. It took a little changing of the script though. Initially, Arab leaders proclaimed that, “Jordan is Palestine! And Palestine is Jordan!”

"We are the government of Palestine, the army of Palestine and the refugees of Palestine." Prime Minister of Jordan, Hazza' al-Majali, 23 August 1959

"Palestine is Jordan and Jordan is Palestine; there is one people and one land, with one history and one and the same fate." Prince Hassan, brother of King Hussein, addressing the Jordanian National Assembly, 2 February 1970

"The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan." King Hussein 1981

"Since 1948 Arab leaders have approached the Palestine problem in an irresponsible manner. They have used the Palestine people for selfish political purposes," King Hussein, 1960.

"There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity . . . yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel," Zuhair Muhsin, member of the PLO Executive Council.

"Why is it that on June 4, 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian? We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians. They removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag," Walid Shoebat, former PLO terrorist.

So there you have it in a nutshell. The Arab world proclaimed that Palestinians were Jordanians or Syrians; take your pick. Ah, but then the Jordanian and Syrian government would actually have to take care of the Palestinians. Too much effort required. So the Palestinians are abandoned for a greater cause. They become pawns in the effort to destroy Israel. No one took up this cause better than the animal-masquerading-as-a-man, Yasser Arafat. Yes, the father of modern-day terrorism. He was kicked out of two Arab nations and landed in Israel, in the so-called Palestinian territories. Israel became his playground for terror. And hence, the modern-day propaganda message against Israel begins, aka “The Peace Process.”

World governments join in the charade, as sadly do Israeli leaders. For decades other nations have promoted peace summits where Israeli leaders sit with terrorists at the negotiating table. On the table is the following plan: Israel gives land to Palestinians. Palestinians stop killing Jews. The plan carried out results in: Israel giving away land. Palestinians continuing to kill Jews. Hence the plan is pushed even harder. So, Israel continues to give away land. Palestinians continue to kill Jews. See a pattern? The peace process is a charade to destroy Israel. Any semi- intelligent person knows this.

Arafat was offered Palestinian statehood. He turned it down. The on-going conflict is not about geography. The fact that Israel exists is the real conflict. As former Egyptian President Nasser said, "The existence of Israel is in itself an aggression . . . an aggression against the Palestinian people." Nothing has changed in that regard.

Beginning in the 1920's, the Grand Mufti Amin al-Husseini, who had deep ties with the Nazis, was the driving force behind opposition to any Jewish presence in the land of Israel. He set the stage for all resistance to Jewish self-governance in Israel. His tactic was known as the "Diplomacy of Rejection." It is now called the "Peace Process."

The “Peace Process” has become so en vogue that it has emboldened those who are against the existence of Israel. Sure, the Jewish haters use clever tactics to destroy Israel, nevertheless that is their goal; to destroy the Jewish state. College professors at esteemed campuses such as Harvard, Princeton, Penn State, UC Berkeley, and many more teach against the state of Israel via the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions against Israel. Entire seminars are devoted to “Israel Apartheid Week” on college campuses thanks to the nut job Jimmy Carter and the so-called spiritual leader Desmond Tutu. A Penn State professor went so far as to teach a seminar on how to teach against Israel, even when your class is not about Israel. Brilliant, huh? I have a friend who goes to Texas Tech, right smack in the Bible Belt. But even one of her professors found the occasion to slip in anti-Israel propaganda.

And of course, our government continues to put the blame of unrest in the Middle East on Jews building homes on Israeli soil. Never mind that Palestinians build suicide bombs. Never mind that Palestinians continue to launch thousands of missiles against Jews. Never mind that Iran, who maybe is or maybe isn’t building a nuclear bomb (yeah right!) has professed it’s desire to, “Wipe Israel off the map.” It’s the Jews who have the audacity to pick up a hammer and build who are the main obstacle to peace. In other words, it’s the "damn Jews’" audacity to wake up every morning and breathe that is the main problem.

Which brings us back to the march against Jerusalem. Jerusalem, which just happens to have been the Jewish capital for around 3000 years, give or take a few. (Watch and read the US State Dept. Spokeswoman whose policy is not to utter the words that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel.) Jerusalem which wasn’t even mentioned as a ultra-holy place for Muslims until suddenly an undying passion for Jerusalem among Muslims conveniently helped the Palestinian cause.

There are Jews who literally love Jerusalem with every fiber and cell of their being. And then you have the other side, those who fake a passion for Jerusalem, who are aiding and abetting the cause to take Jerusalem away from the “Judaizers.” Those with this faux concern for Jerusalem include such “esteemed” people as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Code Pink, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Cindy Sheehan, Richard Falk and Noam Chomsky who have all endorsed the march to liberate Jerusalem. Basically a Who’s Who of the rabble trying to destroy a Jewish State through the modern warfare tactics of propaganda and intellectualism.

The only place I know to turn to counter the stupidity of the bias against Israel is to the writings of the Jewish Prophets. The Prophets envisioned a time like we are living in. A time when the entire world would turn against Israel and more specifically against Jerusalem. The scenario described isn’t pretty. But at least it has a good ending. If you are on the side of the Jews, that is. Well, let me take that back and put it another way. It has a good ending if you are on the side of the God of Israel. But still, it’s not going to be pretty. Yet.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Organization of the Islamic Conference Propaganda Machine

Originally published at American Thinker

Pavlov had a dog. The Organization of the Islamic Conference has the United Nations and President Obama.

The OIC, the largest voting bloc at the UN, has an agenda. Their agenda is a one-two punch. First, don't say anything negative about Islam. Second, blame all of the world's problems on Israel, specifically the Jewish communities called "settlements." The UN's and Obama's conditional responses to all things Islam and Israel are helping throw the OIC's one-two punch at the world hard and fast.

For over a decade, the OIC has systematically worked to criminalize the "defamation of Islam" and to protect Islam from "blasphemy." In yearly resolutions at the UN on "combating defamation of religions" the OIC complains "Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism." Though the resolutions are touted as protecting all religions, there is only one religion mentioned by name. You guessed it. Islam.

Professor Ekmeledin Ihsanoglu, head of the OIC, said the issue of Islamophobia has been placed "at the top of our priorities and preoccupations, while conducting a large-scale worldwide effort to confront it."

After easily putting the UN on a leash, the OIC set its sights on its next Pavlovian subject. "We have established an OIC Group in Washington D.C. with the aim of playing a more active role in engaging American policy makers," said Ihsanoglu. Noting the OIC's accomplishments thus far in shaping public opinion, Ihsanoglu added, "In confronting the Danish cartoons and the Dutch film ‘Fitna,' we sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed."

Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, warns of the OIC's plans. "Among other things, they seek to define slander according to Islamic Sharia law -- making Islamic ‘slander' a serious crime in every jurisdiction in the world, including the United States."

Steven Groves, with The Heritage Foundation, summed up the actions of the OIC by saying, "In short, it is clear that one goal of the OIC is for national legislatures, including presumably the U.S. Congress, to enact legislation prohibiting the criticism of any religion, especially Islam, its prophet, and its practitioners."

David Littman, with Association for World Education, a consultant to the UN, has tracked the reach of Islamic influence into governments noting that, "Representatives of Muslim states have demanded, and often received, special treatment at the UN. As a result, terms such as 'blasphemy' and 'defamation of Islam' have seeped into the core agenda of the UN, leading to a situation in which non-Muslim governments accept certain rules of conduct in conformity with Islamic law and acquiesce to a self-imposed silence regarding topics touching on Islam."

Acquiescing to Islam? Obama certainly fits the bill. Obama told the world via his Cairo speech, "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear." Not to mention his various speeches portraying Islam as a religion of peace and tolerance and his revisionist reminders of the vast contributions Islam has made to American and the world at large. "As a student of history," Obama brags that he understands more about "civilization's debt to Islam" than the average American.

Obama's dubious sentiments are echoed by his administration. John Brennan of Homeland Security and Counterrorism said "tolerance and diversity define Islam." Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough piped in recently and called mosques a "typically American place." Who knew? Baseball, apple pie, and mosques.

Next is part two of the OIC one-two punch. While presenting Islam as a squeaky clean religion, Israel is presented as the scapegoat of the world. Got problems? Blame Israel.

The UN and Obama have readily joined the OIC in blaming Israel for turmoil in the Middle East by promoting the faux-Palestinian narrative. The UN has gone as far as celebrating an "International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People." As the commemoration began, the Chair invited all who were present to, "To rise and observe a minute of silence in memory of all who have given their lives for the cause of the Palestinian people." Par for course at the UN. Suicide bombers and terrorists get a moment of silence while Israel gets a resolution condemning and ranking them as the #1 country of human rights violations in the world.

The Palestinian Authority is a member "nation" of the OIC. Along with "combating defamation of religions," the OIC routinely calls for "supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people." In fact the OIC charter lists, "to support the struggle of the Palestinian people, who are presently under foreign occupation, and to empower them to attain their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination, and to establish their sovereign state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital," as one of its main objectives.

The "plight" of the Palestinians is a diversion tactic. Why take responsibility for Muslim induced problems around the world when blame can be placed at Israel's doorstep, or more precisely at the doorstep of Jewish "settlements?"

The Daily Telegraph UK listed a telling statistic last year. "It is not Jews, Christians, or even Americans who are leading the pack with regard to Muslim Genocide but rather other Muslims. Some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948 of which 35,000 or 0.3% died during sixty years of fighting Israel. The truth is that 90% of the 11 million were killed by fellow Muslims."

Never mind such inconvenient statistics, greedy Arab dictators, oppressive Sharia law, or jihad terrorists. Never mind that only 3 out of the 57 OIC member states were rated as "free" by the Freedom in the World report of 2010. Never mind that Arabs in Israel have more freedom than Arabs in Arab countries. After all, nothing in the world comes close to disrupting peace like a Jew picking up a hammer to build a home. On his own land.

Praise Islam. Blame Israel. Obama has mastered the one-two punch, especially when visiting Muslim countries. Think Obama in Jakarta. He made no mention of the genocide of East Timor, but instead praised Indonesia's history of religious tolerance. He then reminded the world, "It's the Jewish settlements, stupid!" Just as he did in Cairo.

And recently, even though the Obama administration cast its first UN veto against a resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, UN Ambassador Rice practically sprinted to the mic to tell the world how much the US regretted the veto, "We reject in the strongest terms the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity. For more than four decades, Israeli settlement activity in territories occupied in 1967 has undermined Israel's security and corroded hopes for peace and stability in the region." She went on to describe Jews building houses as "folly."

Secretary of State Clinton, a pro at regurgitating the OIC/Obama rhetoric, often and emphatically describes Obama's desire to "see a stop to settlements-not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions." She recently added that the settlements were "corrosive" to Israel's own future.

The inverted logic tactics used against Israel are now landing at American's doorsteps. Recently, OIC's Ihsanoglu directed his speech towards Western democracies warning "using freedom of speech to offend Islam and fuel Islamophobia, will alienate ‘moderate Muslims' and provide more ammunition for Muslim jihadists."

Drinking from the same water cooler, Feisal Abdul Rauf, of Ground Zero mosque infamy, warned that Congressman King's hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America would lead to more terrorist attacks due to western ideology about Islam that fuels jihad. Feisal never seems to consider that jihad set most westerner's ideology about Islam into motion. Ask the average American how much he even thought about Islam before 9/11. First impressions last a long time.

The OIC is successfully conning members of our government and liberal Americans into fixating on the so-called problem of Islamophobia. Never mind that the latest FBI hate crime statistics show that Jews were the targets of 71.9% of all religious hate crimes reported in the U.S. While hate crimes against Muslims was at 8.4%. Despite such statistics Democrats are clamoring to show their concern over the "spike" in anti-Muslim bigotry. Senate Majority Whip, Richard Durbin opened hearings this week regarding the "problem" of Islamophobia in America by saying, "Today, addressing anti-Muslim discrimination is an important civil rights issue of our time." How well the OIC script is being followed.

The OIC's website has a category called "Islamophobia Observatory." It lists perceived cases of Islamophobia around the world. All the while ignoring the glaring statistical rise in terrorist attacks by Muslims. The Religion of Peace website tracks deadly terrorist attacks. Currently, the number of terrorist attacks committed by Muslims since 9/11 stands at 17,005. The breakdown for February 2011 was 134 jihad attacks, in 20 countries, against 5 religions, killing 565 and critically injuring 1058.

Numbers don't lie. Yet, the OIC, the UN, and Obama continue claiming what a peaceful religion Islam is while portraying Jewish "settlers" as the biggest roadblock to peace. Just as "Islamophobic" Americans are being set up as the biggest roadblock to a peaceful existence for Muslims in America. Such logic would be laughably absurd if the consequences weren't so deadly.

Joseph Goebbles, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda once said, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Thus by extension, many Americans have become the greatest enemy to the triangular state of the OIC, the UN, and the Obama administration.

Gingrich or the Palestinians; One of Them is Delusional

Originally published at American Thinker

Rick Moran wrote a blog for American Thinker entitled, "Are the Palestinian people really 'invented' as Gingrich claims?" Moran leads with Barry Rubin's fact check on ABC's fact check of Gingrich's statement. It's no surprise that ABC concluded that Gingrich's statement was false. Rubin, however, says that Gingrich was "basically correct" yet concludes that what matters most is that the Palestinian people believe that they are in fact a people.

Moran seems to accept Rubin's assessment and ends his article by saying, "But Dr. Rubin has nailed it; it doesn't matter what we think as much as what the Palestinians themselves believe. You must deal with the world as it is, not as we would like it to be."

I respectfully disagree with Moran's take on this issue. If we accept that the Palestinians are a legitimate people just because they believe they are, where does this kind of logic end? What else should we accept just because the Palestinians believe it?

The Palestinians print maps of what people who know real history would call Israel. Yet, their maps are of a country that shows no evidence of Israel or Jews existence. I believe Israel exists. Palestinians believe Israel shouldn't exist. Do we apply Rubin's and Moran's logic of, "it doesn't matter what we think as much as what the Palestinians themselves believe," therefore Israel shouldn't exist?

The Palestinians believe that the Temple Mount has always been one of the holiest spots on earth to Muslims, and that the Jews have no historical connection to it. They also believe that Rachel's tomb is a mosque. Do we believe the same thing about these Jewish sites just because the Palestinians do?

If we must "deal with the world as it is," according to what Palestinians believe, then we'll quit mourning the tragedy of 9/11 and accept that what happened was America's fault. And we'll believe that terrorists in Israel are freedom fighters and that suicide bombers are merely expressing their frustration and hatred towards the apartheid state of Israel. Never mind the fact that Arabs have more freedom in Israel than any other Arab country in the world. That's not what Palestinians believe. The list could go on ad nauseum of the beliefs of Palestinians that are lies passed off as truth.

Gingrich had the guts, or as some would argue, the gall and stupidity, to finally shout what is equivalent to, "The emperor has on no clothes!" in a public forum. He said what so many of us know, yet don't have the stage to say it on; that the faux Palestinian narrative is based on revisionist history, i.e. fiction. It is absurd that the American government keeps basing its foreign policy on a delusional narrative and pushing Israel to base its security on that narrative. If history is written by the victors, then why is Israel's history and future being written by Arabs who have lost all the wars they have started against Israel? The Arabs are writing calculated fiction, and passing it off to the world as history via the liberal media, politicians and the U.N.

He has said outlandish things before. His narrative is easy to poke holes through right? Yet, it's a little harder to poke holes at him when he is merely repeating what Arabs said before the this-is-how-the-world-is Palestinian propaganda machine took off.

A one-time member of the PLO executive council, Zuhair Muhsin, once said, "There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians, and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity . . . yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel."

Syrian President Hafez Assad told Arafat, "You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, and there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, and Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore, it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people."

My hat goes off to Gingrich for calling things as they are, not as the Palestinians wish us to believe. Imagine if we had a presidential candidate who started calling things as they are in America and not as liberals and the mainstream media wish us to believe.