Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In an Open Letter to the UN Sec'y Gen, Two Knesset Members Beseech HIm To Help Rid the Organization of Its Anti-Israel Bias

Save your breath, fellahs. Over the course of his term in office, Ban Ki-Moon has shown again and again that he is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

House Select Committee on Benghazi Report Reveals Obama Didn't Have a Clue Who His Friends and Enemies Were in Libya

In what can only be described as the grimmest of ironies, Americans were actually rescued by the very people Obama was doing his damndest to disempower (my bolds):
One section of the report seems to allege that U.S. officials fundamentally misunderstood who their allies were at the time. The Republican majority's report found that 35 Americans were saved not by a "quasi-governmental militia" as previous reports concluded, or even a group the U.S. saw as allies. Instead, the report determines that the Americans were saved by the "Libyan Military Intelligence," a group composed of military officers under the Moammar Khaddafy regime, the Libyan dictator who the U.S. helped topple just one year earlier.
                    
The February 17 Martyr Brigade, "recommended by the Libyan Government and contractually obligated to provide security to the Mission Compound," had fled, the report found. "In other words, some of the very individuals the United States helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution were the only Libyans that came to the assistance of the United States on the night of the Benghazi attacks," the report states.
A perfect description of yet another Obama foreign policy "SNABU" (the acronym for Situation Normal/All Barack'd Up).

Statute of Enslavement: "Hit Them By Your Car, Give Them Poison, Stab Them With a Knife, Punch Them, Or At Least Spit on Them"

Or, as I prefer to think of it, the Islamic holy war version of "Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free."

"Only Fools and Racists"...Have a Shred of Sense These Days

That's the take-away from this screenshot of Jewish leftist thinking (the writer is talking specifically about Israelis, but I don't see much daylight between this description and the way the Jewish left in most other places see things, too):
Israelis, goes the leftist ur-narrative, used to be reasonable and genial people. They used to believe in peace, which is why they signed the Oslo accords and welcomed back Yasser Arafat and strove toward a permanent two-state solution of peace and reconciliation. Then, like a devil out of Bulgakov, Netanyahu, a Middle East Mephistopheles, appeared on the scene, and, with his dark tricks, poisoned hearts and minds, turning Israelis from a gaggle of glowing Labor-voters to a rabble of benighted boobs, always reaching for their pitchforks and always thirsty for blood. If only reason would prevail, cries the Israeli left, peace will soon return. And if it does not, disaster is almost certain. 
Omitted from this story, of course, are a few inconvenient facts, including most mentions of unrequited Israeli concessions and almost all talk of escalating Palestinian incitement and violence. But bring none of this up with the left, please: Only fools and racists still talk about things like terrorism or religion or national pride.
Thank God for "fools and racists." But for them, Israel, and, for that matter, the entire Western world, would have been sunk long ago.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Euphemism Du Jour For Something Really, Really Gross That Should Appeal to the Self-Righteous 'Green' Crowd

It's "flameless cremation"--an environmentally-friendly body disposal method that amounts to "one flush and you're good to go."

I think it would be ideal for Naomi Klein, David Suzuki and Al Gore and others of that ilk.
Dissolve. Flush. Repeat.

Post-Orlando Massacre, Toronto Muslims and Gays Share an Amicable Iftar Dinner By Banishing the Elephant in the Room

So nice to see everyone getting along so well. And the only way that can work is by ignoring the ginormous pachyderm in the room, i.e. Islamic doctrine, still in effect, calling for homosexuals to be executed:
Muslim and LGBTQ organizers issued dual statements at the event, signed by community leaders and prominent organizations on each side, denouncing hatred and bigotry. Mayor John Tory and provincial Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray, who is gay, were there to show support. 
“As a community we stand firmly against all forms of oppression including homophobia and transphobia,” said Jeewan Chanicka, a public school principal, and Shaila Carter, CEO of the Muslim Women’s Collective, reading from a Muslim statement endorsed by Islamic scholars and Muslim writers, businesspeople and imams, including Yusuf Badat of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, one of the Canada’s oldest Muslim organizations.
It warned that Islamophobia is on the rise after the Orlando shooting because of the gunman’s identity: U.S. citizen Omar Mateen was the son of Afghan immigrants and an observant Muslim who reportedly pledged his support for Daesh before carrying out the massacre. 
Mateen’s identity is “sadly being used to make assumptions about all Muslims,” says the LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex and queer) statement. “Some are using this attack on LGBTIQ people to justify their racism and Islamophobia.” We strongly believe that homophobia cannot be fought with Islamophobia, racism or any other form of xenophobic action.”
But it can and must be fought by acknowledging the gyrating elephant, something which, obviously, no one from either group is prepared to do. (BTW, it isn't a "phobia"--or "racism"/"hatred"-- if your concerns are legit.)


Update: Yusuf Badat condemns "all forms of oppression including homophobia," does he? That's pretty rich coming from an imam who, according to anti-jihad blogger Pointe de Bascule, is given to "blaming the internet for the radicalization of young Muslims while disseminating around him books by Maududi that praise jihad and Islamic takeover."

Jonathan Kay: Out of Guilt and a Utopian Longing for a Mythic Past, Canadians Have Taken the Aboriginal Stuff Too Far

I haven't agreed with J. Kay for a while now (on the other hand, I usually agree with his mother, Barbara), but I think he nails it with this:
All Western nations are vulnerable to romantic primitivism. But Canada is a special case, because much of our artistic and literary firmament is built on the unspoken conceit that an authentic Canadian soul can exist only in a state of nature. Most of us live in cities these days. But we are soothed by the idea that there exists some heart-pure children of the forest who remain firmly—even genetically—rooted to field and stream. 
For decades, it has been a point of principle that Indigenous peoples in Canada must chart their own future without interference from outsiders. Our First Nations will have to make difficult decisions about what mix of traditional and modern elements they want in their society; and address wrenching questions about integration, relocation, language use, and education. Addressing these hard questions will be all the more difficult if Canada’s leading thinkers—even those with the best of intentions, such as the authors of In This Together—build the project of reconciliation on a foundation of attractive myths. 
It is our moral duty as a Canadians to acknowledge the full horror of what was done to Indigenous peoples. But we must not respond to this horror by seeking to conjure an Indigenous Eden of postcolonial imagination—a society that never truly existed in the first place.
It was brave of J. Kay to write this essay because you know it is not going to go over well with the soignée elitists/Justin Trudeau fans he hangs out with in his current incarnation as editor of The Walrus.

Speaking of someone who romanticizes primitivism, behold
Justin Trudeau (Aboriginal name: Plays Not With Full Deck).

Sunday, June 26, 2016

CNN's Fareed Zakaria 'Spains "Why They Hate Us" By Sanitizing By-the-Book Islam

Zakaria's spin-doc was on the tube again last night, and I watched in astonishment as he drew an exact parallel between war-like words in Deuteronomy and calls for jihad in Islamic scripture--as if Jews, too, have been engaged in an ongoing "holy war" since the get-go.

At one stage, Zakaria has a sit down with ardent jihadist Anjem Choudary. And while I deplore Choudary's supremacist ideology, it has the advantage of being real and pure and true. Unlike Zakaria's mealy-mouthed half-truths, which are designed to lull and gull the infidel into thinking that Choudary's version of Islam--the version described below--is not the real deal:
It's not theology, it's politics. Radical Islam is the product of the broken politics and stagnant economics of Muslim countries. They have found in radical religion an ideology that lets them rail against the modern world, an ideology that is now being exported to alienated.
Wrong. Radical Islam is the product of Islam's holy texts and the example of Islam's founder, a warrior with a penchant for dominance and conquest.

Fareed won't tell you that, though, because he wants you to feel guilty about the crappy state of the Muslim world, and to make you think that you--that we--bear the onus for fixing it:
There's really only one way: Help the majority of Muslims fight extremists, reform their faith, and modernize their societies. In doing so, we should listen to those on the front lines, many of whom are fighting and dying in the struggle against jihadis. The hundreds of Muslim reformers I've spoken to say their task is made much harder when Western politicians and pundits condemn Islam entirely, demean their faith, and speak of all Muslims as backward and suspect.
Seems to me that Fareed, the "moderate,"  is calling for outright submission, which is exactly what the radical likes of Choudary demand. However, no matter who insists on it--whether "moderates," like Zakaria, or "radicals," like Choudary--to paraphrase the infamous words of Turkey's Erdogan, submission is submission, and that's it. And that task--our submission/capitulation--is made much harder when Westerners actually know what's in the Koran, the Hadith and Islam's other holy works such that we understand from whence jihad stems, and condemn it entirely.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Icon of Childhood, Curious George, Explains Ramadan to Us Ignorant Infidels (With the Ceeb's Approval, Natch)

Talk about yer cultural appropriation.

Hena Khan has written the new children's book "It's Ramadan, Curious George."

Swedish Jews Face Perfect Storm of Swedes' Useful Idiocy/Political Correctness/Sentimentalism Re "Victims" and Muslim Immigrants' Jew-Hate

The reason it's a perfect storm, as this Swedish Jew explains, is because the stupid, sanctimonious Swedes are far more concerned about "Islamophobia" than they are about the Muslims' Jew-hate:
The arrival of high numbers of refugees in 2015 has compounded these concerns [about the Jews' safety]. Here, we hear reports of regular occurrences of violence at temporary facilities housing refugees, due to racism and intolerance within this group. As a result, special homes are being set-up to protect Christian refugees, LGBT refugees and refugees where mothers travel alone with their sons. Here, we can see a lack of political will to speak out on these issues as well as minimal mainstream media attention regarding the racism or discriminatory values that this population may bring into Swedish society. As a result, there are currently no initiatives to address anti-Semitic attitudes, neither among this wave of 150,000 refugees, the majority of whom seek to make Sweden their long-term home, nor among the hundreds of thousands that arrived in previous years. 
The miscalculation at the core of this situation is that any rise in Islamophobia, with the potential detrimental consequence in terms of radicalizing local Muslims, is perceived as far more dangerous than the risk of ignoring a rise in anti-Semitism.
The arrival of high numbers of refugees in 2015 has compounded these concerns considerably. Here, we hear reports of regular occurrences of violence at temporary facilities housing refugees, due to racism and intolerance within this group. As a result, special homes are being set-up to protect Christian refugees, LGBT refugees and refugees where mothers travel alone with their sons. Here, we can see a lack of political will to speak out on these issues as well as minimal mainstream media attention regarding the racism or discriminatory values that this population may bring into Swedish society. As a result, there are currently no initiatives to address anti-Semitic attitudes, neither among this wave of 150,000 refugees, the majority of whom seek to make Sweden their long-term home, nor among the hundreds of thousands that arrived in previous years.
How delusional/blind/clueless are the Swedes? This says it all:
Mainstream politicians and media believe and expect that immigrants will reward Swedish generosity by integrating seamlessly into Swedish customs and values. From their point of view, there is no need to discuss or debate whether this theory actually holds in reality, and, if not, to define and implement decisive action to uproot anti-Semitism in Sweden, independent of its source. This erroneous political correctness and acceptance is a plague for Swedish society in general, but, if their vilification continues unchecked, Jews will be its first victim. 
Jews will be its first victim, but you can be sure the Swedes will be its second.