Friday, November 30, 2012

Gaza jihadist invades Israel, attempts murder on Jewish girl

While the world holds its breath and hopes the cease-fire stays in place, we have a follower of Islam and the Hamas Charter try his best to murder Jews.  Fortunately the only death was the jihadist, who, at this moment must be enjoying one of his 72 virgins.

From Arutz Sheva November 27 by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

IDF Kills Suspected Gaza Terrorist after Stabbing

Soldiers killed a suspected Gaza terrorist early Monday after he broke into a Jewish home and stabbed a girl before fleeing.

The IDF discovered a hole in the nearby Gaza security fence, and footprints from the area matched the shoes of the intruder, who had escapedto the Moshav Sde Avraham's greenhouses after he tried to kill the girl.

Soldiers caught up with him and tried to arrest him, and then shot and killed him when he tried to escape.

The wounded girl is in fair condition. She was stabbed in her family’s home in Moshav Sde Avraham, originally named Yesodot HaDarom. It is a southern community adjacent to Gaza and was founded in 1982 by victims of the expulsion from the Yamit communities in Sinai that was part of the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty in 1979.

Upcoming Muslim politician in Norway says “Damn Jew whores, wish Hitler could come back and shower you some more”

It's OK, though.  He says he didn't mean it, he was only "joking."

From The Times of Israel November 27

Norwegian youth leader seen encouraging anti-Semitic speech

Aspiring Norwegian politician Khalid Haji Ahmed said he was only joking when he wished “best of luck eight times over” to activists who wrote on Facebook that they wished Adolf Hitler could kill more Jews.

Screen shots made by Hamar Arbeiderblad, a local newspaper, show Ahmed responding on Facebook to a post that read “Damn Jew whores, wish Hitler could come back and shower you some more.”

The Facebook conversation took place last week between members of the Workers’ Youth League, Norway’s largest youth movement, which is affiliated with the country’s ruling Labor Party.

Ahmed, the youth movement’s regional secretary in southeast Norway, is quoted as telling the news site Nettavisen that his comment was “ironic.”

Ahmed, whose family came to Norway from Yemen, is quoted as telling the New York Times last year that he decided to join the youth movement and become politically active to “fight racism” after his brother, also a member of the youth movement, was killed in 2011 by Anders Behring Breivik on the island of Utoya.

Breivik, an ultranationalist who is believed to have acted alone, arrived by boat to the campsite of members of the Workers’ Youth League and gunned down 69 people. Another eight people died of gunshot wounds he caused.

JIhadists attack along Egypt-Sinai border

Trying to stir up trouble during the cease-fire, in the name of Muhammad, of course.

From Arutz Sheva November 25 by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Islamic Terrorists Bomb Egyptian-Gaza Border Base

Islamic terrorists destroyed part of an Egyptian security building at Rafiah Saturday night, challenging Cairo’s control over the Sinai after the ceasefire with Israel. No one was injured in the explosion at the base, underconstruction n the Egyptians side of Rafiah, the smuggling capital of Gaza.

The attack came 48 hours after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi granted himself extensive new powers, which were challenged by Cairo's judiciary.

A separate explosion injured three people further south in the Sinai, where Egypt is building a facility to help it protect the pipeline that ships natural gas to Israel and Jordan. Terrorists have bombed the pipeline more than a dozen times the past two years in an effort to scuttle the agreement to sell gas to Israel.

Saturdays night’s bombing underlined Egypt’s difficulty in re-asserting control over the Sinai, where Hamas terrorists from Gaza, along with Bedouin allies and Al Qaeda-linked terrorist cells, have carved out regions of authority...

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"Palestine" now a non-voting member of the UN, their representative government Hamas says ""Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel!"

So now, all one has to do to become a member of the UN is to use their own children as human shields, lob rockets at school buses and playgrounds, strap bombs on and blow up pizza parlours, and have as their Charter the call to kill all the Jews and destroy Israel.

This is what Israel has to look forward to because of the stupidity of the West.

Sometimes I wonder why I even get out of bed.

From PMW November 27 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Hamas: Killing Jews is worship of Allah

"Repeat in the name of your Jihad:
Death to Israel!"

During the eight-day military conflict between Hamas and Israel, Hamas broadcast various ideological messages on its official Al-Aqsa TV station. One recurring message called for the killing of Jews, which Hamas defined as a religious Islamic act in worship of Allah. During one music video, these words were shown on the screen:
"Killing Jews is worship
that draws us close to Allah"

The following are additional lyrics from the video which boasted of "terrifying the Jews" and glorified Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades:

"[Oh] lovers of the trigger:
Killing the occupiers [Israelis] is worship that Allah made into law...
Arabic text on sign: 'Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah'
Arise, oh determined men. The color of [the Martyr's] blood protects the land.
Oh masked one wearing a keffiyeh (i.e., Arab head scarf), terrifying the Jews... call out in Zionism's face: 'Muhammad's army has begun to return.'"

Another song on Hamas TV also bragged about killing Jews in a series of short phrases highlighting the achievements of Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades:
"Brigades - we kidnap soldiers, Brigades - we kill Jews"
While the song was broadcast in Arabic, Hebrew words appeared on the screen addressing Israelis, while pictures of Israelis being attacked and of an Israeli funeral were shown:

"Your body parts are scattered everywhere"
"The cemeteries await you"

This song also had an Islamic aspect as it called for liberating the land for Islam:
"Destroy the usurper's dens and set fire to the oppressors
Through training and preparations, you roar, oh lion of Qassam [Brigades]
It's in your hands to get [our] country back
and then we will raise the banner of Islam."

Even the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities did not end the Hamas hate promotion. The day after Hamas signed a ceasefire agreement with Israel, the same Islamic ideology was broadcast in a different music video:
"Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel!"  
While showing footage of explosions and Hamas fighters firing rockets, this song called to "destroy" Israel - "the house of absolute evil" and "the enemies of humanity."

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization."

Another nail in the coffin of Hamas-linked CAIR, and hopefully one of the last.  CAIR destroyed my ability to teach a non-credit class on Islam here in Oregon, and so I chuckle in their direction and wonder how much longer will they will be able to continue to spew their anti-American and anti-Israeli screeds before being driven out of town on a rail.

From AFLC November 28

Federal Lawsuit Exposes Massive CAIR Fraud and Cover-up

Last Friday, the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C. and the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a devastating legal brief supported by hundreds of pages of evidence, asking a federal judge to find the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) liable to five of its former clients for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The legal brief demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that CAIR is a criminal organization that deceptively holds itself out to the public as the nation’s largest Muslim-American civil rights organization.
The brief and supporting evidence were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in two companion cases, Saiyed v. CAIR and Lopez v. CAIR, in which David Yerushalmi is lead counsel. The brief and supporting evidence overwhelmingly demonstrate that CAIR was involved in a massive criminal fraud and cover-up that injured numerous client-victims who had looked to CAIR for legal assistance, yet the CAIR “attorney” allegedly handling their cases was in fact not an attorney. 
Yerushalmi, who is also Co-Founder and Senior Counsel of AFLC, commented, “The evidence has long suggested that CAIR is an organization set up by the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas to further its aims of stealth Jihad in the United States,” referring to the fact that CAIR was named by the federal government as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. “According to the facts that are carefully laid out in our legal brief and fully supported by the record evidence,” Yerushalmi explained, “CAIR has engaged in a massive criminal fraud in which numerous CAIR clients have been victimized, and because of the CAIR cover-up many still don’t realize it. The fact that CAIR has victimized Muslims and non-Muslims alike demonstrates that it is only looking out for itself and its ongoing efforts to bilk donors out of millions of dollars of charitable donations thinking they are supporting a legitimate organization.”

Five former clients of CAIR filed the two lawsuits in federal court alleging common law and statutory fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress against CAIR. These two lawsuits followed an earlier lawsuit which had also alleged that CAIR’s fraudulent conduct amounted to racketeering, a federal RICO crime. In that case, the court dismissed the RICO counts, concluding that CAIR’s conduct as alleged was fraudulent but not a technical violation of RICO. The two civil lawsuits were filed by Yerushalmi on January 6, 2010, and because they arise out of the same facts, the cases were consolidated. 

The supporting evidence, which was compiled after more than a year and a half of contentious discovery that involved numerous document requests, motions to compel the production of documents that CAIR was concealing, and multiple depositions of high-ranking CAIR officials, shows that Morris Days, the “Resident Attorney” and “Civil Rights Manager” at the now defunct CAIR-MD/VA chapter in Herndon, Virginia, was in fact not an attorney and that he failed to provide legal services for clients who came to CAIR for legal representation. 

 The evidence also shows that CAIR knew of this fraud and purposefully conspired with Days to keep the CAIR clients from discovering that their legal matters were being mishandled or not handled at all. While Yerushalmi and AFLC represent the five plaintiffs in these two lawsuits, three of whom are Muslim Americans, according to CAIR’s internal documents, there were many more victims of the CAIR fraud scheme.

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More words you cannot say in print, courtesy Associated Press

The AP has what is called a "Style Book' which is a guide on how to write correctly as a journalist.  It is the handbook for what to say, how to say it and what words to use, or not use.  It has always amazed me as to how AP continues to defy rational thought in coming up with reasons not to use a word or phrase.  I was taught that you called it as you saw it, it seems the people at AP learned instead to call it as it was meant to appear, as far from reality as that might be.

From (surprisingly not AP) Politico November 26 by Dylan Byers

AP nixes 'homophobia', 'ethnic cleansing'

The Associated Press has nixed "homophobia," "ethnic cleansing," and a number of other terms from its Style Book in recent months.

The online Style Book now says that "-phobia," "an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness" should not be used "in political or social contexts," including "homophobia" and "Islamophobia." It also calls "ethnic cleansing" a "euphemism," and says the AP "does not use 'ethnic cleansing' on its own. It must be enclosed in quotes, attributed and explained."

"Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder. Those terms have been used quite a bit in the past, and we don't feel that's quite accurate..."

Wait, what is not quite accurate when talking about, oh, I don't know,let's talk about Rwanda where the goal of one side is the total elimination of the other.  If that is not a perfect example of ethnic cleansing someone give me another useful adjective that describes the thinking behind the act.  

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UC Irvine creates Muslim-only prayer area on campus, Campus Fire Marshal complicit


Amazing.  Imagine if this was a small Catholic altar on a state campus, and the fire marshal would only allow Catholics to pray there, how many seconds do you think it would that be allowed to stand?

Yet here the silence is deafening, no one speaks out over this travesty of church/state intermixing.  Ah, but since it is Islam and Muslims, victims of the new "racism" they will be protected and coddled, making them feel safe from those evil Islamophobes.

From Jihad Watch November 28 by Robert Spencer

University of California Irvine allows Muslim prayer in area restricted to all others

You can see the sign: the Campus Fire Marshal orders the area to remain clear at all times. And underneath, a festive "Happy Eid" sign. Why there? Because that is where Muslims pray on campus at the University of California Irvine...

(...)The Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Student Association is pushing campuses nationwide to make special accommodation for Muslim students. It looks as if at the University of California Irvine they've succeeded spectacularly.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

To fathom Gaza, look to the facts, not the spin

This is what Jack Dresser supports 
When talking about Israel, those that hate Jews always seem to have a problem with the truth.  Not that they have none, although in most cases there is little in their fact bag worth considering, but that what little legitimate truths they do have gets lost in the diatribe spewed each time they open their mouths.  Jack Dresser, long-time fan of jihad and clueless anti-semite begins his vitriol with the claim that what we need is immediate context, and then proceeds to give absolutely none worth contemplating.  Published in today’s Register-Guard (November 26) as a “guest viewpoint” it is the usual Dresser hate screed, with a bit of slander thrown in for good measure.  I have tried to talk to him, and each time he merely dismisses me as so much noise.  I have offered to debate him, and to have him on a panel to talk about Israel and Islam, and he refuses.  Those that cannot or will not defend their position when challenged have no legitimate position to stand on.  Jack Dresser is such a man.  People like Dresser assume that when they speak, people take it as it is and no questions are to be asked.  Sad really, that your position cannot be defended so you must resort to ignorance and silence.
Here is his opinion, for what it’s worth.
Link to R-G article here   
To fathom Gaza, look to the facts, not the spin
Craig Weinerman (Guest Viewpoint, Nov. 21) calls for context on Gaza, then instead provides a distorted narrative of Israeli victimization. Facts matter. Invented narratives do not. Let’s get to some facts, starting with the immediate context.
There is no context except to present Israel as the aggressor and the deaths directly resulting from the evil Jews deliberately attacking innocent children.
First, who started it? Before November, 18 Palestinian children had already been killed this year by Israel. On Nov. 5 Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man in Gaza. On Nov. 8, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli gunfire while playing soccer in front of his house, after which Palestinians retaliated with rocket fire.
Two days later, two Palestinian boys were killed by an Israeli shell fired at children playing soccer on a playground. On Nov. 14, an 11-month-old baby was killed by an airstrike on her family home and a 7-year-old was killed in the targeted assassination of Palestinian leader Ahmed al-Jabari.
He demonizes Israel by implying, with no proof that Israel, with malice targeted children on a playground.  Disgusting moral reversal, as it is Hamas that uses its children as human shields, and have admitted as much.
The next day, a baby, two toddlers and three other children were killed by airstrikes on their homes. During the next four days 19 Palestinian children were killed by airstrikes on their homes, including five babies and six preschoolers.
Israel targets only weapons? Really? Fifty percent of Gazans beneath Israeli bombs and missiles were children.
It is a crime for children to be massacred within the context of wartime, but lets remember that it is Hamas who put their people at risk, firing rockets from civilian neighborhoods, hospitals and mosques, as well as stockpiling weapons and ammo in mosques, homes and schools.  Any civilians killed are on the hands of Hamas, not Israel.
Altogether, 37 Palestinian children have been killed by Israel this year. No Israeli children have died. Who has the more urgent right to self-defense?
Not that Hamas hasn’t ardently tried to kill Israeli children.
Let’s extend our context further. Hamas won 76 of 132 parliamentary seats in internationally validated elections in January 2006, gaining leadership of the Palestinian Authority. Israel, the United States and Fatah collaborated to undermine this outcome, resulting in confinement of Hamas’ authority to Gaza by mid-2007.
With its settlers gone, Israel has had a free hand to attack and punish Gaza through incursions, assassinations, naval bombardment, attacks on fishermen, a suffocating blockade, confiscation of 35 percent of Palestinian farmland for a “buffer zone” and continuous intimidation by military overflights causing deafening sonic booms. In 2008-09 came the Operation Cast Lead assault, including use of white phosphorous and depleted uranium munitions, that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and crippled the economy by destroying schools, hospitals, police stations, infrastructure and factories.
If Hamas had not been launching rockets from these locations, there would have been no need for Israel to destroy them.
All these actions are flagrant violations of international law. Their victims have the obvious right to resist, not only under international law but under the elemental rules of human conduct we all learned in kindergarten.
Let’s go back further. Since the second intifada began in September 2000, 1,509 Palestinian children have been killed. How many Israeli children? One hundred twenty-nine. During this intifada, 93 Palestinian children were killed before the first Israeli child died, and 105 Palestinian children were killed before the first suicide bombing (see www.​remember​ ). Studies have found that suicide bombers were retaliating for the murder of their loved ones in their own homes and communities invaded by Israel.
Let’s ignore the deaths of Israeli children, they don’t matter.  If there are studies, cite them, not just mention them.  Virtually all the homicide bombers let behind recorded statements of jihad and martyrdom, citing Qur’anic passages reflecting their love of Allah and their passion to die for Islam.  Whether Israel existed or not, the bombings will continue, as it is ordained within the teachings of islam.    
Nearly all Israeli deaths occurred before Hamas discontinued suicide bombings in April 2006. But Israel continued unabated. From 2006 through 2010, eight Israeli and 671 Palestinian children were killed.
So who is killing whom? Who is invading and occupying whom? Who is bulldozing whose homes and orchards? Who is stealing whose land? Who is violating whose human rights?
Who, through their charter wants all Jews dead and Israel wiped from the face of the earth?  Who believes death a higher goal than life?  Who hides behind their women and children while firing rockets at Israeli civilians?  We can play this game all day, the fact is, Islamic doctrine guides Hamas, and with that there will be no peace.
Do Palestinians have the right of self-defense? Nobody else is defending them — including the United States, which instead arms their oppressor and protects it from international justice through vetoes of sanctions proposed in the U.N. Security Council (43 to date).
Let’s extend our historical context even further. About 80 percent of Gaza’s population are refugees and their descendants, driven from their lands and homes during the 1948 “Nakba” (catastrophe) by Israel and its predecessor terror groups, and in 1967 when Israel seized the rest of historic Palestine in a war falsely justified as defensive. The rockets that frighten but rarely injure the residents of Sderot are fired by a people among whom are dispossessed former citizens of the same community, then the Arab Palestinian town of Najd.
The Arab League told the Arabs living in Palestine at the time to leave for a few days, just until the Jews were driven into the sea.  Then they could return and live a life free from Jews.  That didn’t happen, and now, 64 years later the refugees still suffer at the hands of their ;leaders.  The mention that the rockets merely frighten, not kill is just another tactic to dehumanize Jews and raise the refugees higher in victimization than the innocents in Israel.  After 1967 Israel gave back 97% of the land taken up to that point, unheard of in modern warfare. 
Many Palestinian refugees still retain their deeds, titles and door keys that symbolize their rights to return and to restoration of their stolen properties, protected by Articles 13 and 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Israel can have the peace and security it claims to want at any time, nonviolently, by simply allowing Palestinians their human rights under international law.
The right of return will destroy Israel and Dresser knows this.  It is just what he wants, and hopes for. 
Our project of course decries all violence, which is why we — along with Holocaust survivor Stephane Hessel, co-author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — encourage support of the international movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions to nonviolently support the Palestinian people ( , , ).
And Weinerman is right about one thing. There is certainly no moral equivalence.
That is true, there is no moral equivalence between the free and equal society that is Israel and the brutal, genocidal and jihadist regime of Hamas.  Unfortunately, Dresser cannot, or will not see the commonalities between Islam and Hamas, and that is most disturbing of all.  Anti-Israeli hatred is rampant in Eugene, led most often by our own little anti-semite.  Hats off to you, Jack.  There is no mistaking which way your hatred points.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hamas continues to, smuggle weapons in, says no negotiations

But...but I thought this latest cease-fire was supposed to solve the problem and allow both sides to talk about a diplomatic solution.  Was I wrong?

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. "Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know."  Article 13, Hamas Charter

From AP November 24 by Mohammed Daraghmeh and Sarah El Deeb


CAIRO (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas will not stop arming itself because only a strong arsenal, not negotiations, can extract concessions from Israel, the No. 2 in the Islamic militant group told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.

The comments by Moussa Abu Marzouk, just three days after the worst bout of Israel-Hamas fighting in four years, signaled trouble ahead for Egyptian-brokered talks between the hostile neighbors on a new border deal.

Hamas demands that Israel and Egypt lift all restrictions on the movement of goods and people in and out of the Palestinian territory, which has been buckling under a border blockade since the Islamists seized the territory in 2007. The restrictions have been eased somewhat in recent years, but not enough to allow Gaza's battered economy to develop.

Israeli officials were not immediately available for comment Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. However, an Israeli security official said this week that Israel would likely link a significant easing of the blockade to Hamas's willingness to stop smuggling weapons into Gaza and producing them there.

Abu Marzouk said Saturday that the group would not disarm, arguing that recent Palestinian history has shown that negotiations with Israel lead nowhere unless backed by force.

"There is no way to relinquish weapons," Abu Marzouk said in his office on the outskirts of Cairo. "These weapons protected us and there is no way to stop obtaining and manufacturing them."

Hamas' founding charter calls for Israel's destruction, but leaders of the group have also said they are ready for a long-term cease-fire with the Jewish state.

The group is believed to have amassed a large arsenal of thousands of rockets since Israel's last military offensive in Gaza four years ago. Hamas has been smuggling weapons through tunnels under the border with Egypt, but also claims to have begun manufacturing longer-range rockets in Gaza.

During the latest round of fighting, Hamas fired Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets that came close to Israel's heartland, including the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time. Israel warplanes pounded the tunnel area during the offensive to disrupt smuggling, and tunnel operators reported serious damage, but in the past were able to rebuild quickly.

Hamas used to be evasive about Iranian weapons support, but in recent days senior officials in the group have openly thanked Tehran. Gaza strongman Mahmoud Zahar told reporters on Saturday that he is confident that Iran will increase military and financial support to Hamas and the smaller militant group Islamic Jihad.

Iran and its regional rivals, the Sunni Muslim-led states in the Gulf, have been competing in recent months to lure Hamas into their respective camps. The top Hamas leader in exile, Khaled Mashaal, is being hosted by the Gulf state of Qatar, which has promised hundreds of millions of dollars for Gaza reconstruction.

Zahar said Saturday that Hamas is not beholden to anyone, but defended the group's ties with Iran. "If they don't like it, let them compete with Iran in giving us weapons and money," he said in an apparent jab at the Gulf states.

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Britain home for Islamic gay-hating

Here are two recent examples of how far the sharia, through Islamic expansion has permeated English society.  No matter what you feel about the LGBT lifestyle, the fact that Islam sanctions the murder of gays simply because they are gay should be condemned by all peoples.

First, from The Telegraph November 24

Muslim radio station fined for saying gay people should be tortured

Ofcom upheld two complaints from listeners about Leeds based Radio Asian Fever after presenter Rubina Nasir hit out at homosexuality and mixed faith marriages.

She said that homosexuals should be 'beaten up' and that a Muslim marrying a non-Mulslim was on 'the straight path to hellfire'.

The presenter, known as 'Sister Ruby', said: "What should be done if they do it? [practise homosexuality].
"If there are two such persons among you, that do this evil, the shameful act, what do you have to do? Torture them; punish them; beat them and give them mental torture."
"Allah states, 'If they do such a deed [i.e. homosexuality], punish them, both physically and mentally.

"Mental punishment means rebuke them, beat them, humiliate them, admonish and curse them, and beat them up. This command was sent in the beginning because capital punishment had not yet been sent down."
She was while giving her interpretation of a Qur'anic verse and Ofcom got an independent translation from the original Urdu into English.

Uh, no.  Not her interpretation of the Qur'an.  She was expressing the current majority Islamic viewpoint on homosexuality upheld by all major schools of jurisprudence, including Al-Azhar University.
In a broadcast the following day she focused her attention on another Qur'anic verse and said it was critical of mixed-faith marriages.

She said: "What happens when a Muslim man or woman get married to a Mushrak [a follower of another religion).

"Listeners! Marriage of a Muslim man or woman with a Mushrak is the straight path to hellfire.

"Have my sisters and brothers, who live with people of bad religions or alien religions, ever thought about what would become of the children they have had with them - and the coming generation?

"Where the filth of shirk (the sin of following another religion) is present, where the dirt of shirk is present, where the heart is impure, how can you remove apparent filth. How many arrangements will you make to remove the apparent filth?

"We are saying that Mushraks have no concept of cleanliness and uncleanliness."

Second is this from PinkNews November 22 by Scott Roberts

London university to host anti-gay extremist Islamic preacher

Brunel University in Uxbridge, west London, has been criticised for allowing a cleric who supports the killing of gay people to attend a student event.

Abu Usamah at-Thahabi is due to make a speech on campus at Brunel’s Islamic Society on Tuesday 27 November.

His extreme views have already been documented in a Channel 4 programme and by the Centre for Social Cohesion.

Thahabi previously urged that gay people should be punished with death.

“Do you practice homosexuality with men? Take that homosexual man and throw him off the mountain,” Thahabi was recorded as saying in the Dispatches programme.

If I were to call homosexuals perverted, dirty, filthy dogs who should be murdered, that’s my freedom of speech, isn’t it?”

Actually, as with the US constitution, that speech is not protected; it is incitement to commit physical bodily harm and thus restricted.

The controversial preacher was caught on camera addressing worshippers at Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham.

He also mocked Western attitudes towards women and attacked Christians and Jews.

Following the broadcast, Thahabi was interviewed by Channel 4 News, where he refused to reject the comments.

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Hamas declares November 22 national holiday

Flag of "Palestine" with a little addition

Celebrating no victory, but strengthening the hatred towards Israel.

From Arutz Sheva November 22 by Chana Ya'ar

The Hamas terrorist organization has declared November 22, the day after its ceasefire was signed with Israel, as a public holiday in Gaza.

"The Palestinian government announces that Thursday 22nd November is a national holiday of victory and an official holiday,” read a statement issued by Hamas. Hamas invited “all citizens to celebrate this occasion and visit the families of the martyrs and the wounded and those affected by the violence and to affirm national solidarity.”

Gaza shops reopened Thursday, some for the first time in a week, since the assassination by Israel of Izz a-Din al-Qassam leader Ahmed Jabari, the head of the Hamas military wing.

The IAF air strike that killed the top Hamas commander launched the 'Pillar of Defense' counter terror offensive against the terrorist organizations that for months rained an endless barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel.

For hours after the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel went into effect, Wednesday at 9:00 p.m., terrorists continued to fire missiles at Israeli communities, including the city of Be'er Sheva as well as towns along the Gaza border.

But by morning the skies were quiet, with the exception of noise from the mosques of Gaza. The Palestine News Network (PNN) reported the mosques in Gaza City blared through their loudspeakers: 'Allahu Akbar (G-d is great), dear people of Gaza, you won. You have broken the arrogance of the Jews.”

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hamas happy Iran helped Israel to "scream in pain"

Reveling in the suffering of others.  Wonderful religion, Islam.

From the The Times of Israel November 22 by Aaron Kalman

Gaza leader Haniyeh thanks Iran for helping make Israel ‘scream with pain’

Emerging after eight days of conflict with Israel, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh thanked Egypt and Iran on Thursday for their support in helping make “Israel scream with pain.”

Haniyeh, who heads Hamas in Gaza, hailed the previous night’s ceasefire as a victory, despite what Israel called heavy losses for the terror group during Operation Pillar of Defense.

Though it had been threatening a ground operation, Jerusalem said Wednesday night it would give an Egypt-brokered truce a chance to work, ending a week of heavy rocket fire on the south of Israel.

It was “the resistance and strength of the Palestinian people that stopped Israel from sending troops into Gaza,” Haniyeh said at a celebration in Gaza Thursday, which was declared a holiday for Palestinians.

“The idea of attacking Gaza is gone and, with the help of God, will never return,” Haniyeh said.

During Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel struck some 1,500 targets and killed some 170 Palestinians, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Over 1,500 rockets were launched from Gaza to Israel’s southern city, and six people were killed.

The strength of the Palestinians was the basis for the latest victory, and now “it’s a sign of pride to the whole world,” Hamas’s leader said. We “did not raise a white flag. Israel screamed with pain from what the resistance did to it. I thank everyone who provided us with arms and money, especially Iran.”

Haniyeh also thanked Egypt for aiding the Palestinians. The Egypt of Mohsammed Morsi today was not like that of Hosni Mubarak yesterday and “Israel was mute in face of Egypt’s position” during the fighting, he said.

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UN ignores Israel plea for help against Hamas rockets, re

The hypocrisy stinks like a dirty diaper.  I am not a fan in any sense of the UN, occasionally they do something that seems positive but in this case they show their anti-semitic colors.  Pleas from Israel for help going back to the beginning of the year go unanswered, yet when Israel decides to finally respond to the murder of their citizens, the UN steps in and starts the condemnations.  This is madness, and we buy into it while Israels enemies get a free pass.

From UN Watch November 22 by Hillel Neuer

Hypocrisy exposed: U.N. ignored Israel's repeated pleas to act against Hamas rockets, then rushed to stop Israel's self-defense 
GENEVA, Nov. 22 -- Although this past week saw U.N. agencies and high officials rushing to intervene the moment Israel began to defend its civilian population from hundreds of Hamas rocket attacks, letters published by UN Watch show that the same U.N. actors repeatedly turned a blind eye while Israel pleaded for action.

Russian ambaasador Vitaly Churkin, who for nearly two years now has blocked any U.N. Security Council action to stop the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad from murdering more than 30,000 of his own people, lashed out this week at "procrastination on Gaza."

In reality, it has been the procrastination, indifference and inaction of Russia and its Security Council allies that gave Hamas the green light to bomb Israeli civilians, finally prompting Israel's belated response.

On at least 20 separate occasions this year, the Israeli government turned to the U.N. concerning Palestinian rocket attacks, in identical letters sent to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council.

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Islamic Jihad in Gaza; no end to the conflict despite cease-fire

The belief is that with the guns silent the dialogue can begin, and a new permanent peace will break out.  A nice thought, the hope of a calm future but the reality is, with Islamic doctrine driving the hatred, and Hamas Charter demanding the death of the Jews and the destruction of Israel there cannot be any kind of peace for Israel, ever.  Some refugees may like and even clandestinely support Israel but their voices are drowned out by the virulent doctrinal hatred of their leaders.  Until Islam is reformed or rendered obsolete, there is no peace for anyone in the Middle East.

From Xinhua November 22

Islamic Jihad: Gaza ceasefire not end of battle

GAZA, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- The armed wing of Islamic Jihad movement said Thursday that the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip does not mean an end to the conflict.

"The battle with the enemy has not ended," declared a masked gunman from al-Quds brigades.

"Our choice in fighting and getting weapons to defend our people is going on," he told at a press conference in Gaza City.

The ceasefire announced Wednesday night ended a week of cross- border violence between Israel and Palestinian armed groups led by Islamic Hamas movement, which controls Gaza.

The gunman noted that his group lost 10 fighters in the Israeli aerial offensive and fired 620 rockets and missiles towards Israeli cities.

Hamas took the credit for firing more rockets, including several that reached the outskirts of Jerusalem...

After the cease-fire was announced.  A blatant breach but Israel did nothing.  Who is the savage here?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Saudi Arabia: women now monitored electronically

Protecting the family honor via Droid 

Our friends in the land of the two Holy places have now seen fit to track a woman's movements, just to make sure they don't try to escape.

Even if I tried I couldn't make this up.

From AFP/Google November 22 by Assaad Abboud

Electronic tracking: new constraint for Saudi women

RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system that tracks any cross-border movements.

Since last week, Saudi women's male guardians began receiving text messages on their phones informing them when women under their custody leave the country, even if they are travelling together.

Manal al-Sherif, who became the symbol of a campaign launched last year urging Saudi women to defy a driving ban, began spreading the information on Twitter, after she was alerted by a couple.

The husband, who was travelling with his wife, received a text message from the immigration authorities informing him that his wife had left the international airport in Riyadh.

"The authorities are using technology to monitor women," said columnist Badriya al-Bishr, who criticised the "state of slavery under which women are held" in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Women are not allowed to leave the kingdom without permission from their male guardian, who must give his consent by signing what is known as the "yellow sheet" at the airport or border.

The move by the Saudi authorities was swiftly condemned on social network Twitter -- a rare bubble of freedom for millions in the kingdom -- with critics mocking the decision.

"Hello Taliban, herewith some tips from the Saudi e-government!" read one post.

"Why don't you cuff your women with tracking ankle bracelets too?" wrote Israa.

"Why don't we just install a microchip into our women to track them around?" joked another.

"If I need an SMS to let me know my wife is leaving Saudi Arabia, then I'm either married to the wrong woman or need a psychiatrist," tweeted Hisham.

"This is technology used to serve backwardness in order to keep women imprisoned," said Bishr, the columnist.

(...)"Saudi women are treated as minors throughout their lives even if they hold high positions," said Shemmari, who believes "there can never be reform in the kingdom without changing the status of women and treating them" as equals to men.

But that seems a very long way off.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More proof Hamas gets it's weapons from Iran

I don't know how much more plain the words can be, but rest assured there will be many who will ignore this, or somehow spin it in their minds to mean something else entirely.  It's amazing what Kool-Aid will do to you.

UPDATE; here is a companion piece where Iran says Hamas needs to be "equipped" for battle.

From Jihad Watch November 21 by Robert Spencer

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leaders admit missiles came from Iran

"Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leaders Admit Missiles Came from Iran," from MEMRI, November 16:
Following are excerpts from TV reports featuring leaders of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which aired on various channels between November 15-20, 2012.

Al-Jazeera TV, November 20, 2012:

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ramadhan Abdallah Shalah: With regard to the Iranian position – even if we have disagreements with Iran regarding the situation in Syria, I don’t think that we, as the Palestinian resistance, have disagreements with Iran regarding what is happening in Palestine, or regarding the Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip. With regard to Palestine, we are in complete agreement with Iran. Iran has given us all the aid and all the support. The weapons that are fighting the Israeli aggression and arrogance in Palestine come mainly from Iran, as the entire world knows. This is no secret. These are either Iranian weapons or weapons financed by Iran.


Al-Alam TV, November 19, 2012:

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Deputy Secretary-General Ziyad Nakhala: We are on the brink of a great victory, Allah willing. This is a new stage in the conflict with the Zionist enterprise.

Show host: Do you believe that the missiles have changed the equation?

Ziyad Nakhala: Absolutely. This wonderful weapon has proven its significant role in battle. The missiles have changed the balance of power, and have proven to Israel that we can shell their cities like they shell ours, and that we can shell their military camps like they shell our children.

Massive projection alert.

Show host: Are you firing the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles? Do you have these missiles?

That is the one which hit Tel-Aviv.

Ziyad Nakhala: Absolutely. These missiles have restored the honor of the Palestinian people. We received these missiles from our allies and brothers in the Islamic Republic...

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The fix is in; Obama pushes Israel into cease-fire that benefits Hamas only

The fighting has died down for now, and a breath can be taken to assess the next step.  The cease-fire announced by Egypt now in place does not mention  "...any binding curbs on its ally Hamas, nor any guarantees that would prevent another wave of Hamas rocket attacks against Israel."  Israel is keeping itself it a perpetual state of war with Hamas by not insisting on these guarantees.  As we have seen countless times in the past, after Israel agrees to whatever terms have been dictated to them by the powers in the US, Hamas goes right back to launching rockets, which Israel must respond to.  The cycle is perpetuated by Hamas, and Islamic doctrine along with the Hamas Charter keeps that hatred alight.  The Charter calls for the destruction of Israel, the scattering of the Jews to the four winds and the establishment of a jihad-driven "Palestinian" country, from which further attacks will emanate.  By denying this truth, there will be no peace in a land which desperately needs it.

From The Daily Caller November 21 by Neil Munro

Obama pushed Israel to accept Egyptian cease-fire agreement friendly to Hamas

President Barack Obama pressured Israel’s prime minister to adopt a cease-fire agreement with Hamas that was pushed by Hamas’ Egyptian ally, according to a White House statement released on Wednesday.

Obama “commended [Israel’s] Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do,” said the 12.31 a.m. EST statement from the White House.

The cease-fire terms released by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s office do not mention any binding curbs on its ally Hamas, nor any guarantees that would prevent another wave of Hamas rocket attacks against Israel.

“A. Israel should stop all hostilities in the Gaza Strip land, sea and air including incursions and targeting of individuals. … All Palestinian factions shall stop all hostilities from the Gaza Strip against Israel including rocket attacks and all attacks along the border,” said the statement.

The announcement also seems to accept Hamas’s demand for an end to Israeli restrictions on the importation of military-related items into the enclave, and its ban on movement of Hamas’ people from Gaza to the nearby West Bank, which is ruled by an unpopular Arab authority that has curbed attacks against Israel.

“Refraining from restricting residents’ free movements and targeting residents in border areas and procedures of implementation shall be dealt with after 24 hours from the start of the ceasefire,” said the announcement.

The announcement does not include mechanisms to enforce Hamas’s compliance. “Egypt shall receive assurances from each party that the party commits to what was agreed upon. … Each party shall commit itself not to perform any acts that would breach this understanding,” said the statement.

A Nov. 21 White House statement commended Morsi for his role in the negotiations, which only began after Israel responded to Hamas’ early-November bombardment of Israeli towns.

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Thanksgiving 2022


From longtime reader "NU" comes this fanciful(?) tale of a Thanksgiving future.  We may be closer to this than we think.

Thanksgiving 2022

" Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to eat," Julia yelled to her husband.

"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he answered.

Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington . Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey . Even though it was the best type of VeggieMeat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting. The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which were monitored and controlled by the electric company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment. He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program.
And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. "The RHC's resources are limited," explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife were flying in.

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids. Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity" in order to stay "one step ahead of the terrorists."

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine. Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact. "A living Constitution is extremely flexible", said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. " Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example," she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children. He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford. She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other calamities were "just around the corner", but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility. It didn't help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being. Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13.

The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to "spur economic growth."
This time, they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement.

At least, he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life "fair for everyone" realized their full potential. Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn't happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them. He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2012, when all the real nonsense began. "Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd just said 'enough is enough' when we had the chance," he thought. Maybe so, Winston.

Maybe so.

Reference to Al-Qaeda in Benghazi memo eliminated by DNI, CIA and FBI signed off on the removal

This is how our government keeps us in the dark about jihad and Islamic supremacism.  Lies abound, and no one takes the fall until all the lights are turned on.

From CBS November 20

Sources: Office of the DNI cut "al Qaeda" reference from Benghazi talking points, and CIA, FBI signed off

(CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.
There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.

Republicans have accused her of making misleading statements by referring to the assault as a "spontaneous" demonstration by extremists. Some have suggested she used the terminology she did for political reasons.

However, an intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too "tenuous" to make public, because there was not strong confidence in the person providing the intelligence. CIA Director David Petraeus, however, told Congress he agreed to release the information -- the reference to al Qaeda -- in an early draft of the talking points, which were also distributed to select lawmakers.

"The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack." DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level -- which Rice, as a member of President Obama's cabinet, would have been privy to.

An intelligence source says the talking points were passed from the CIA to the DNI, where the substantive edits were made, and then to FBI, which made more edits as part of "standard procedure."

The head of the DNI is James Clapper, an Obama appointee. He ultimately did review the points, before they were given to Ambassador Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 14. They were compiled the day before.

Brennan says her source wouldn't confirm who in the agency suggested the final edits which were signed off on by all intelligence agencies.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hamas fakes atrocities, frames Israel

"...the manipulation of images, the faking of images, and the presenting of images from other conflicts as fact on the ground in Gaza, is a cynical ploy on the part of Hamas."

From FOXNews November 20 by Paul Alster

Brazen faking of images reveals Hamas’ desperation

Haifa, Israel – There is only one thing worse than the image of a child killed by military conflict, and that is the image of a child killed by military conflict having deliberately been placed in the line of fire.

War is, by definition, a very nasty business, and invariably it is the innocents on all sides who bear a significant cost in lives lost, people maimed and communities traumatized.

But solid evidence now reveals how Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza have been deliberately placing their civilian population in mortal danger, choreographing a number of seemingly gory scenes, as well as releasing images from other conflicts, such as Iraq and Syria, and passing them off as dead Gazan civilians killed by Israeli missiles.

In an attempt to persuade the world that Israel is committing war crimes and to distract attention away from the illegal and immoral use of their own population as human shields, Hamas has resorted to staging a number of fake deaths and scenes of severely injured people right in front of international TV crews.

The BBC recently broadcast a news report showing a man being carried off by four others, seemingly the victim of an Israeli missile strike, only for him to reappear in the same clip a few seconds later wandering around completely unharmed. The same organization’s Jon Donnison yesterday re-tweeted a picture of the dead body of a young girl on a stretcher in Gaza with the headline "Heartbreaking," only for it to transpire that the girl had sadly been killed three weeks earlier in Syria.

Such is the sometimes chaotic nature of the situation on the ground in Gaza that mistakes can be made, but according to Paul Hirschson, spokesman for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hamas has crossed a red line even in the Arab world by promoting the use of images of dead people – children in particular – against the tradition of their religion and the expected respect for the dead.

Hirschson told that, “There’s no question that there are civilians being killed and injured on both sides of this conflict, but respect for the dead within the Muslim world is a core principal and what Hamas is doing is in contradiction to the customs and traditions of the local community.

"As in Judaism, Islam believes in taking the body and burying it at the first opportunity," he said. "Even Al Jazeera is sensitive to this and has blanked out faces as it is an invasion of privacy. This is a cynical abuse of respect and privacy and is not something that is reconcilable with the norms of the community. There are certain moral and ethical codes that we all behave by. In Egypt and Jordan this stuff doesn’t get published. Hamas are going to suffer for it amongst their own.”

Does the apparent manipulation of pictures, the "photoshopping" of images to suggest scenarios that later prove to be false, suggest a desperation then on the part of the Islamists to persuade the outside world of their opinion, regardless of the truth being told or not told?

Not desperate, smart.  They know they can manipulate the lapdog media, and they do so with the consent of that same media.  As long as the Jews are blamed, anything goes.

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Cease-fire not imminent, says Israel

Despite reports that a cease-fire is coming, it appears that may not be the case.  Hamas continues to fire rockets, Israel continues to defend itself against jihadis.  The next 48 hours will tell the tale, but it is important to remember that in every single case of previous cease-fires, they have lasted only as long as Hamas decides not to attack Israel.

From Arutz Sheva November 20 by Maayana Miskin

Erdan: Israel Not Seeking a Ceasefire
Israel is not seeking a ceasefire with Hamas, but rather, guarantees for southern Israel’s safety, Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) said Tuesday.

“There is some misunderstanding here,” he told IDF Radio (Galei Tzahal). “Israel is not seeking a ceasefire. We are trying to bring long-term quiet with international guarantees.”

“What will talk of a ceasefire give us?” Erdan asked. “If a missile falls, will they say it was a lone ‘trickle’? What guarantees can the world give residents of southern Israel?”

According to some reports, the United States and Egypt would commit to fighting weapons smuggling to Gaza as part of a ceasefire deal.

Hamas has claimed that a ceasefire is imminent, but at the same time, continues to fire rockets at Israeli cities, targeting not only its usual victims in southern Israel but also Jerusalem and central Israel.

If the rocket fire from Gaza continues, the IDF will hit the Hamas structure of power, Erdan declared.

The government would prefer to avoid entering Gaza, he related. “We are not eager to do something that could endanger soldiers.” However, he said, a ground operation will be ordered if needed.

Russian actress turned jihadist kisses daughter goodbye, blows herself up to kill for Allah

And the world yawns.

From the Daily Mail November 18 by Mark Duell

From wedding dress to suicide vest: How Russian Islamic convert kissed her daughter goodbye and blew herself up at cleric's home

Brought up as an Orthodox Christian by her mother, Aminat Kurbanova looked a picture of happiness at her wedding nine years ago - marrying the man with whom she had fallen in love at drama school.

But she converted to Islam in 2007 and three months ago walked into the house of a Muslim cleric in Dagestan, Russia, wearing a 3lb bomb, and blew herself up - killing eight people including her.

Once a stage actress, the 29-year-old mother had transformed into a Muslim suicide bomber. The blast shocked Russia but her mother Vera Saprighina insists she was ‘a kind person, not a monster’.
Kurbanova was brought up in Makhachkala, Dagestan, and gained top marks at the city’s arts and drama college - where she met her future husband Marat Kurbanov, reported the Sunday Times.

The couple married in 2003 and she gave birth to a daughter, Malika, two years later. In 2006 the couple were introduced to Islam by Marat’s brother Rustam - and Kurbanov converted a year later.
‘She said she had finally found the right religion for her,’ her mother Vera Saprighina told the Sunday Times. ‘Before long, both left the theatre because dancing and acting are considered un-Islamic.’

But Rustam was killed in a police house raid on suspected militants in 2008. It shocked the couple. Marat left home, never to come back, and is thought to have joined militants to avenge the death.

However 12 months later, Marat also died when police opened fire on a car that did not stop at a checkpoint - and Kurbanova ‘often said she wished she had died with him’, Ms Saprighina stated.
Then Marat’s other brother Ali, a sportsman living in Moscow, vanished on holiday in Dagestan after being allegedly killed by police. Therefore by this stage, both of Marat’s brothers were dead - along with him.

Kurbanova started to earn money as an Islamic dress seamstress and became more religious. She began to be watched by security services, who allegedly searched her flat and questioned her after the death of her husband.
She later married the best man at her wedding, Timur Kurbamagomedov, but this was short-lived - and she left a note for her mother in March saying she was worried about being tortured.

Kurbanova walked into the home of Sheikh Said Atsayev, 74, after kissing her daughter goodbye and blew herself up with a steel-bolt bomb, killing seven others - including the cleric himself and a 12-year-old boy who was there with his father.