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19 mars 2017 7 19 /03 /mars /2017 13:50

Muslim BBC Reporter Asks How Blasphemy Should Be Punished

 

To be followed by questions about how much FGM is enough and how hard to stone the Jews. But this is what happens when you normalize Islamism in the name of tolerance. Tolerance for intolerance just leads to intolerance. Whether it's Linda Sarsour declaring that Jews who believe they have the same basic rights as Muslims can't be feminists or this BBC presenter asking how to punish blasphemy.

The BBC's Asian Network has apologised after one of its presenters caused controversy after asking its Twitter follows "what is the right punishment for blasphemy?".

In a video posed on the corporations Twitter feed Muslim activist Shazia Awan asked followers to get in touch and offer their opinions on how blasphemy should be dealt with.

Her assumption that blasphemy - which is still punishable by death in some Muslim countries - should also be punished in Britain shocked many viewers. 

A BBC spokesman added: "Asian Network's Big Debate asks difficult and provocative questions every day. This programme was an engaging discussion on the subject of blasphemy but we admit that the question could have been phrased better, as we have since made clear."

Oh it was rather clear. 

The real question is at what point the controversy will end and the beheadings will begin. Because that is what it comes down to. Islamic beliefs on the subject of blaspheming against its ideology are very clear. Islamic political power translates into a Sharia agenda as Islamic law gets implemented, broken up, and then passed in bits and pieces under the guise of civil rights.

We know how blasphemy is meant to be punished under Islamic law. The more relevant question is how do we punish those who advocate for the imposition of an Islamic theocracy?

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17 mars 2017 5 17 /03 /mars /2017 12:40

DOJ Wants to Extradite Muslim Terrorist Who Helped Kill Americans in Israel

 

This is a great development. The traditional approach has been to pretend that Americans aren't being killed by Islamic terrorists in Israel. Enforcement has been meaningless. I don't remotely expect Jordan to extradite, but this is already an important statement about, as Obama would have put it, who we are. We are not the people who just shrug when terrorists kill Americans. 

The United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that it filed an extradition request with Jordan for a Palestinian terrorist who helped carry out the 2001 Sbarro massacre in Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The subject of the request, Ahlam Tamimi, has previously admitted to picking the location for the lethal attack on behalf of Hamas, as well as transporting Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri to the pizzeria on August 9, 2001. Al-Masri detonated 5 to 10 kilograms of explosives — packed with nails, screws, and bolts to ensure maximum damage — in the crowded restaurant, killing 15 civilians, including seven children and a pregnant woman, and injuring 130 more.

Two of those killed, Malka Roth and Shoshana Yehudit (Judy) Greenbaum, were American citizens. Several Americans were also wounded in the attack, including Chana Nachenberg, who remains in a coma more than 15 years later.

Nachenberg’s father, Yitzhak Bennett Finer, applauded the Justice Department’s efforts to extradite Tamimi. “Our daughter Chana Nachenberg had the prime of her life taken from her because she has spent the past 15 and half years in a vegetative state on a respirator as a result of this inhuman act of the heinous bombing of Sbarros,” he said. “Her daughter Sarah has grown up without a mother and her husband David without the love of his wife.”

The Post reported that a delegation of Justice Department prosecutors recently visited Israel and met with both law enforcement officials and terror victims in order to build support for the extradition request.

This is the new Sessions DOJ. And it's one of those "big change" moments. While I don't expect Jordan to extradite, there are killers of Americans in Palestinian Authority territory. A better approach might be to hold up further transfers of aid, we sent a rather large payment to them recently, unless they extradite them. But that's politically explosive and Tillerson and Mattis might get their backs up.

After all we wouldn't want to expect the taxpayer-funded terrorists to stop the terrorism. What will happen to the imaginary peace process then?

Here's a bit more about the Nachenberg family.

It has been 12 years since the Sbarro’s bombing in which my wife, Chana was critically injured. Chana is still in the hospital, in a permanent vegetative state.

It has been 12 years since our lives were changed forever.

It is not a good day to reflect on… for me, for her parents or for our daughter.

Our daughter, Sarah has been growing up without a mommy…no hugs, no kisses, no loving glances, no freshly baked chocolate chip cookies when she comes home, not even a reprimand when she needs it, and no motherly advice.

And my wife’s parents?

They lost their daughter that day, and with it, their hopes for her future.

They have had to come to terms with the hard facts of her reality… in one moment, she became a shell of the person she once was.

And me?

I have no partner to share my life with, raise Sarah with, and plan a future with…

That is the legacy that the terrorists have left on our family.

This is what Islamic terrorism is meant to do. This profoundly destructive cult glories in destroying human lives and families. 

Throughout my life, I told myself that this is my life, this is my normal. Deep inside I knew it wasn’t normal because most kids have a father and a mother at home. I was escaping reality. Just before my Bat Mitzvah, I felt a strong longing for my mother and I missed her so much. A month earlier, during my cousin’s Bat Mitzvah, I heard her mother give a speech and I started to cry. The understanding that my mother won’t be there during my Bat Mitzvah finally came to my realization. What was I to do? It was suppose to be a happy celebration.

My father is my role model since he is so strong. He copes all on his own while taking care of me and the household, playing both roles of the mother and the father of the household. No matter how hard it is for him, he hardly ever breaks down in front of me. I feel bad for him since having to take care of me is a difficult task all on its own. I start an argument over every little thing. Since I don’t have siblings to argue with, I argue with my father.

Sometimes I wonder how life would be like if my mother were a part of our life. When I think such thoughts, I know in my heart I would have ended up a different person. I can’t really imagine it so I am not sure how it would be. I am not even sure if it would be better or worse.

These are the wages of the peace process and the two-state solution. This is the price that the Jewish people are paying for the empowerment of the PLO and the rest of the infrastructure of Islamic terrorism. That must end. 

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17 mars 2017 5 17 /03 /mars /2017 12:37

Did the UJA Ban a Jewish Feminist for Criticizing the Anti-Israel Left?

 

Recently anti-Semitic Islamist Linda Sarsour declared that no one could be a Zionist and a Feminist, which effectively meant that no one could be Jewish and a feminist. Now the UJA stands accused of bowing to pressure by canceling an event featuring renowned feminist author and activist Phyllis Chesler, who regularly appears here.

Here is how Phyllis describes what happened to her.

On March 8th, an interview with me about the Woman’s Marches, faux-feminism, and Linda Sarsour appeared in the Algemeiner and on March 9th, another interview with me on the same subject appeared at Breitbart, Jerusalem. On March 13th, I published a piece at Israel National Newsin which I criticized the articles written by Letty Cottin Pogrebin (3/8, in Ha’aretz) and Peter Beinart (3/9 at the Forward).

Did my appearance in Breitbart outrage some donors? Or, is it what I wrote in Israel National News where I critiqued the views of Pogrebin and Beinart, two darlings of the left-wing Democratic Party, stalwarts of J Street and the New Israel Fund, etc., that was a final straw?

I may never really know.  

That is the most troubling part of the left's silent boycotts. There is no way to know when you have been boycotted. 

But at a time when Jews are under attack by the bigoted machine of intersectionality, voices like hers are needed more than ever in this fight. And yet the establishment organizations are far more worried about pandering to the left-wing allies of anti-Semites like Sarsour than about Jewish civil rights.

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15 mars 2017 3 15 /03 /mars /2017 15:35

Muslim IT Hackers in Congress Had Access to Everything

 
 

It really speaks to the level of corruption and disorganization that this situation was able to go on for so long. Or that a clearly corrupt bunch that seemed willing to do anything had such access.

I'm not sure if that last sentence should be taken to refer to Congressional Democrats or the Pakistani Muslim IT brothers in their employ who are at the center of an access scandal. And a bunch of other scandals.

Awan ran technology for multiple House Democrats, and soon four of his relatives — including brothers Abid and Jamal — appeared on the payroll of dozens of other members, collecting $4 million in taxpayer funds since 2010.

“They had access to EVERYTHING. Correspondence, emails, confidential files — if it was stored on the Member system, they had access to it,” the former House Information Resources (HIR) technology worker with first-hand knowledge of Imran’s privileges told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“There were some things – like access to the House email system that were totally controlled by the technicians at HIR. In order for certain permissions to be granted, a form was required to ensure that there was a paper trail for the requested changes. Imran was constantly complaining that he had to go through this process and trying to get people to process his access requests without the proper forms. Some of the permissions he wanted would give him total access to the Members’ stuff.”

“IT staff at HIR can be tracked for every keystroke they make,” the worker said. But by comparison, “when these guys were granted access to the Member’s computer systems there is no oversight or tracking of what they may be doing on the Member’s system. For example they could make a copy of anything on the Member’s computer system to a thumb drive or have it sent to a private server they had set up and no one would know.”

So we have some rather dubious people with access to everything on the system of Dems working on high level committees. And it's a safe bet that they were no more secure about it than Hillary. On top of that you have Capitol Police, a sinecure position, investigating this, instead of the FBI or the Secret Service. 

The central IT staffer said any suggestion that the brothers’ access didn’t span the full gamut of congressional intrigue was silly because they were the ones giving out permissions.

“When a new Member begins, they guide them on everything from which computer system to purchase to which constituent management system to go with and all other related hardware purchases. Then they install everything and set up all the accounts AND grant all the required permissions and restrictions,” the staffer said.

“In effect, they are given administrative control of the Members’ computer operations. They then set up a remote access so they can connect from wherever they are and have full access to everything on the Member’s system.”

You had Pakistanis with a backdoor to the systems of key figures who oversaw national security agencies. This is really bad. And yet keeping the investigation out of sight will bury it.

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15 mars 2017 3 15 /03 /mars /2017 15:33

Obama Inc. Spent $36 Mil Fighting Freedom of Info Requests

 
 

One of those dangers of democracy that no one in the media seemed to think was so at the time.

The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.

Most transparent enemy of press freedom ever.

The obvious question is why do this.

Why...

1. Lock reporters in closets, wiretap them and hack them?

2. Fight records requests to the death

3. Make a special point of targeting whistleblowers (and by that I mean actual whistleblowers, not traitors passing classified national security information to the enemy like Bradley Manning and Snowden)

 The obvious answers are that

A. Obama Inc. was compulsively paranoid

B. Had something to hide

And the two are not mutually exclusive.

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6 mars 2017 1 06 /03 /mars /2017 05:57

Remember When Obama Spied on Congressmen Opposed to Iran Deal?

 
 

When the media puts on its befuddled face over Trump's allegations, remember what Obama was doing little more than a year ago.

The National Security Agency's (NSA) continued surveillance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli leaders may also have swept up private conversations involving members of Congress, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday night.

Further, the Journal reports that intercepted conversations between Israeli leaders confirmed Israel's knowledge of the talks, as well as its intent to undermine any nuclear deal with Iran by leaking its details. When Netanyahu and his top aides came to Washington to talk with Jewish-American groups and members of Congress to lobby against the deal, the NSA was there to pick up the conversations.

Senior officials told the WSJ that those conversations collected by the NSA raised fears "that the executive branch would be accused of spying on Congress." The White House wanted the information anyway, however, because it "believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Mr. Netanyahu's campaign."

So in order to avoid leaving a trail, the White House left it to the NSA to figure out what to share, and the NSA obliged, deleting names of members and any personal attacks on the administration.

To summarize...

1. Obama Inc. used surveillance of an ally and of domestic groups, even members of Congress, to defend its own political agenda

2. It did so relying on plausible deniability

3. The information was shared across the administration and planted in the media

Kerry justified his accusation by pointing to Israeli media reports, but those reports were a convenient source, given that "Intelligence officials said the media reports allowed the U.S. to put Mr. Netanyahu on notice without revealing they already knew his thinking. The prime minister mentioned no secrets during his speech to Congress," wrote the Journal.

There was no firewall between spying for national security and for a political agenda. That was the most important point here. Everything else is plausible deniability.

White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Netanyahu’s campaign. They also recognized that asking for it was politically risky. So, wary of a paper trail stemming from a request, the White House let the NSA decide what to share and what to withhold, officials said. “We didn’t say, ‘Do it,’ ” a senior U.S. official said. “We didn’t say, ‘Don’t do it.’ ”

When you hear the current Obama denials, remember that they almost certainly played another variation of the same game.

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3 mars 2017 5 03 /03 /mars /2017 06:16

Valerie Jarrett Moves Into Obama Mansion to Plot War on America

 
 

Valerie Jarrett, who has the extremely difficult job of flattering a narcissist, can't be apart from her little monster for too long. If Barry doesn't get told how wonderful he is on a daily basis, he pouts, ignores his briefings and sulkily plays games on his phone instead. And how is the counter-revolution against America supposed to proceed without the party's political figurehead.

So Aunt Valerie is back  You can't keep a good Iranian agent down.

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation's capital - just two miles away from the White House - into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

Obama's goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.

And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with  the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.

If at first you don't win an election, just try a coup.

'He was weary and burned out after eight years in office. But Valerie convinced him that he didn't have any choice if he wanted to save his legacy. And, as usual, he bowed to Valerie's political wisdom and advice.' 


Did Ben Rhodes write that one up?

Obama loves campaigning non-stop. He isn't weary or burned out. He's partying while his people, including Jarett, get things ready for him to make a public appearance and an attack. In the process, they're doing everything they can to damage his successor. Obama has always played the game of letting his people do the more public dirty work while he pretends to be a more moderate figure.

'There was never any doubt that Valerie would have a suite of rooms in the house that the Obama's are renting,' said the source. 'Obama trusts her judgment more than any other person on the planet, as does Michelle.

Obama doesn't make a decision without her.'

That we already know. And it's largely because she knows the way to a narcissist's brain is through his mirror. But don't worry. This is Obama. And he's not all work and no play.

The friend said that Valerie and her signature enormous totes are going to be packed and ready to go for shopping sprees with Michelle from their native Chicago to Paris and the Far East, including Shanghai.

'They feel like they have had some great trips while in the White House, but were always working and being herded around,' said the source. 'Now they are planning to travel together - home to Chicago, to Paris and Shanghai, and shop to their heart's content.

Because they just didn't vacation enough.

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1 mars 2017 3 01 /03 /mars /2017 10:11

Law Enforcement: Bomb Threats to Jewish Centers Coming from Overseas

 

That's the latest reporting on a situation in which Jewish institutions around the country were targeted leading, in some cases, to the evacuation of schools and other disturbing moments.

Law enforcement officials believe many of the threatening calls have originated overseas. So far, none of the threats have been carried out. But the lack of destruction has not made them any less chaotic or anxiety-inducing.

Assuming that is correct and that law enforcement hasn't been tricked by having the calls routed to make them seem as if they were coming from abroad, the situation is becoming clarified.

There were always two possible vectors for these threats. They might have come from keyboard warrior Jihadists or out of the anti-Semitic Alt currents of the Anon/Chan culture. The large scale of it always suggested online organizations and enough technical sophistication to drag this out.

The overseas factor doesn't rule out either one. They both have international elements. But Islamic harassment would find more legal advantages in operating abroad and targeting Jews in America.

European Neo-Nazis have a more restrictive domestic legal environment and Jews to harass in their own countries. There are however few Jews living in Muslim countries. And phoning in bomb threats from a Muslim country to Jewish institutions involves less legal risk than jaywalking in New York City.

There are always other possibilities. We could be looking at a harassment campaign conducted from Europe, but organized in the US, but waged abroad. It would, if nothing else, slow down an investigation due to the need to share information and coordinate an investigation between international agencies. And yet it's curious that an international campaign out of Europe would target US institutions while seemingly leaving European ones alone. There are still no answers so the investigation and the speculation continues.

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28 février 2017 2 28 /02 /février /2017 15:20

Bernie Sanders Can't Stop Lying About Israel

 
 

Bernie Sanders hates the Jewish State and can't stop lying about it. He lied about Israel killing "over 10,0000 innocent" people.. And at the anti-Israel hate group J Street, he continued lying.

"For many years, leaders across the world, especially Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, had sounded the alarm about the possibility of an Iranian nuclear weapon. What the Obama administration was able to do, with the support of groups like J Street and others, was to get an agreement that froze and dismantled large parts of that nuclear program, put it under the most intensive inspections regime in history, and removed the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon from the list of global threats."

Except that's a lie. Even Obama admitted that.

President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years

“What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero,” Obama said.

So even if you believe Obama's optimistic deal projections, which are utterly unrealistic, the prospect isn't removed from global threats. It buys another decade. 

But Bernie Sanders is a liar repeating the same old lies.

"Some who opposed this nuclear deal have attacked its supporters, including J Street, for being part of a so-called 'echo chamber'"

The "so-called" echo chamber is how Ben Rhodes, Obama's Goebbels, described selling his big Iran lie.

In the spring of last year, legions of arms-control experts began popping up at think tanks and on social media, and then became key sources for hundreds of often-clueless reporters.

“We created an echo chamber,” he admitted, when I asked him to explain the onslaught of freshly minted experts cheerleading for the deal. “They were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”

But Bernie Sanders just can't and won't stop lying about the Jewish country he hates so much.

But what do you expect. He is a son of Polish immigrants after all. Israel just uncomfortably reminds him of a truth that he would rather forget.

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25 février 2017 6 25 /02 /février /2017 17:27

Nuclear Weapons Aren't Going Anywhere

 
 

Genies don't go back in the bottle. And jelly beans don't go back in the jar once they're scattered all over the floor. 

Obama pushed a delusional plan to eliminate nuclear weapons. Instead he wound up financing Iran's nuclear program under the guise of trying to stop it. Meanwhile our own defensive and offensive capabilities became shakier.

It's understandable why people would want to get rid of nuclear weapons. They're a huge and terrifying threat. The destruction they can unleash remains unprecedented. But disarming ourselves doesn't work. The only method of preventing a nuclear war that has been shown to work is deterrence. 

Mutually Assured Destruction prevented a nuclear war.

When President Trump speaks of building up our nuclear arsenal, he's just dealing with the reality of human nature. We can and should contain the spread of nuclear weapons to terrorists and terror states. But eventually the dam will break. The technology has been out there for a while.

When Clinton failed to stop North Korea, when Pakistan went nuclear, when the whole pipeline continued to move nuclear technology downward, the bottle broke. We should try to stop nuclear weapons, but not with delusional notions of mutual disarmament, but by making sure that our capabilities so thoroughly outstrip those of our enemies that there is no possibility of a contest. And that includes preparing to deal with EMP weapons.

We have, in some ways, been living a charmed life. What we think of as war was nothing compared to the world wars of the past. Or what a world war today would look like.

President Trump is right. We must be ready.

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