Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shaykh Yusuf Badat's Explanation of Radicalization on Ceeb Radio Leaves Much to Be Desired

Imam ShaykhYusuf Badat told Ceeb radio host Matt Galloway this morning that he's most concerned about the "radicalization" of local Muslim lads take it into their heads to run off and fight with ISIS. (You can listen to their conversation here.) Badat, who's imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and who serves as veep of the Canadian Council of Imams, claims that the problem is that the radicalization occurs when certain verses of the Koran are--stop me if you've heard this before (and I'm sure you have)--"taken out of context."

Badat didn't specify which verses he means, but we can be fairly certain that they include the ones Robert Spencer highlights here.

Galloway, being a typical Ceeb know-nothing, failed to challenge Badat on two sore points. First, that during this year's "Doors Open" event, Badat's Islamic Foundation displayed material calling for jihad. Second, that the Canadian Council of Imams has, yes, condemned ISIS for its violence. But it has also denounced the neo-caliphate because--and this is critical to understanding the CCI mindset--ISIS has flouted sharia law pertaining to dhimmitude.

Gee, do you think the young'uns who have heeded jihad's siren call think Badat is as big a hypocrite as I do? And isn't this hypocrisy a huge part of the problem?

Shocking and Purr-verse News

Hello Kitty is not a cat.

"Mohammed" the Most Popular Boy's Name in Oslo

Yes, Oslo. As in Norway.

Have Jihadis Like Anjem Choudary "Perverted" Islam?

That great Islamic scholar John McCain says they have.
Obama, Holder and our entire State Department nevertheless prefer to be willfully ignorant, even deaf, dumb and blind to what motivated practically all the terrorist acts committed by Jihad-directed Muslims perpetrated against innocent civilians from dozens countries of all cultural political types as well as against fellow Muslims. No matter how long the call remains unheard, lies passive, it is always there as part of one thousand four hundred years of violent expansion, it may be LATENT, but it is always LETHAL.
This is not “radical” but the standard, mainstream Islam that is inherently political and subject to the manipulation of demagogues, both “secular” and religious throughout history. A leader such as Saddam Hussein came to power through the Ba’ath political movement in Iraq devoted to “secular” Arab nationalism but when unable to fully mobilize public support for his failed policies, resorted to reforming his regime to make it appear more in line with traditional Islam, imprinting the first principle of Islam (There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet) on the country’s flag and putting his portrait on the currency in the image of Saladin.
Jihad, this Sixth Pillar of Islam is not a “marginal” or “perverted interpretation” practiced by a tiny minority. It may lay dormant for generations but has the power overnight to transform tens of millions of Muslims around the globe into a mob craving blood, and “revenge” for what they perceive to be an affront to their dignity and sacred beliefs.

Revisiting the Eve of Destruction

The NatPo has another story about John Maguire, a nondescript lad from small town Ontario who "reverted" to Islam and ran off to fight with ISIS. That jogged my memory about a song parody I once wrote of Barry McGuire's 1960s hit, "Eve of Destruction." When I searched for it on the Web, I was shocked to see it was from almost five years ago, a time when the "Arab Spring" was pushing the likes of Thomas L. Friedman to paroxysms of jubilation and ISIS wasn't even a glimmer on the horizon. Re-reading (re-singing) it now all I can say is, damn, I'm prescient:

The eastern world it is ignitin'.
Bombs explodin’, lots of fightin’.
Shia killing Sunni--their very brothers
They also want to kill so many others.
Sharia would prevail, had they their druthers.
And you tell me over and over
And over and over again
That you don’t believe
We’re deep indeed in a jeehad.

Don’t you understand what they’re tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the hate “extremists” purvey?
If the mullahs push the button, there’s no runnin’ away.
There will be no Jews to save,
They will all be in the grave.
[Take a look around ya folks, it ought to scare ya folks.]
And you tell me over and over
And over and over again, my friend
That you don’t believe we’re deep indeed in a jeehad.
That you don’t believe we’re deep indeed in a jeehad.

Yeah, their blood’s so hot it ain’t coagulatin’.
Our cluelessness and blindness are so frikkin' frustratin’.
Allowed to twist the truth--it’s called taqiyyah.
Handful of  “radicals” ain't nothin’ to fear.
The faith’s chock-full of “peace”
Is all we’re s’posed to hear.
And if you dare to differ they say, “Stick it in your ear.”
And you tell me over and over again... 

Think of all the hate there is in the Mideast
They loathe the Zion project,
They pray it soon is deceased.
Strap on a bomb for Allah, go earn a virgin,
And while the chaos spreads
The truth should be emergin’:
It’s all about what’s “pure”;
What isn’t they are purgin’.
But political correctness presents a phony version.
After ev’ry shahid mission
It's no “backlash” they are urgin’.
And you tell me over and over
And over and over again, my friend
That you don’t believe we’re deep indeed in a jeehad.
That you don’t believe we’re deep indeed in a jeehad.

ISIS Recruiting Methods Via Social Media Exceedingly Savvy and Effective; U.S. Gov's Efforts to Counter 'Em...Not So Much

So far ISIS is running rings around the infidels:
A typical interaction between a "lone wolf" and a recruiter might go as follows: A young man sees professional-looking propaganda videos produced by the Islamic State. He watches a few of the videos and feels that he has something in common with the men in the video. He then might reach out to the person who posted the video, either on Twitter or Facebook, and engage with him. Eventually, a series of conversations online might encourage the "lone wolf" to travel to Europe, with instructions to find a particular person who might help him make his way into Syria. 
While some people are directly encouraged to come to Syria via social-media conversations, Mr. Berger has monitored other exchanges in which a person has tweeted that he has arrived in Turkey, a signal that he needs an extremist to assist him with travel over the border.  
The Islamic State produces high-resolution videos and hashtag campaigns. It even has an app that can automatically tweet the organization's content on users' accounts. 
"They have a very good Twitter army; they have social-media savvy," said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. 
The group's battlefield success makes Islamic State content all the more appealing, finding would-be recruits where they spend most of their time, on the Internet. 
"It's like attracting the moth to the light," Mr. Shaikh said. 
As for the U.S. government's counter-jihad initiatives on social media--the lights are out and nobody's biting:
The U.S. conducts its own counterpropaganda campaign on social media through the State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, although it is unclear how persuasive the campaign is. 
The targets are "fence-sitters," mostly disaffected teens and people in their 20s and 30s. "Those people don't tend to listen to the U.S. government," said Aki Peritz, a former CIA counterterrorism analyst...
No kidding. What "lone wolf" wants to get the scoop on holy war from Great Satan?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anti-Zionist Jews Kvetch Because They Can't Use the Vehicle of CIJA to Press Their Kooky, Ahistoric Case

This letter appears in the current issue of the CJN:
Janice Arnold’s online article “Anti-Israel protesters gain entry to federation building,”( repeats an intentionally misleading press release about us.
CIJA claims we were there to “incite hatred against Jews in Quebec” but in fact  we are Jews committed to confronting anti-Semitism where it exists. Accusations of anti-Semitism are consistently employed by CIJA/CJA in this cynical manner to silence criticism of Israel. In the process, those of us who oppose the State of Israel are made to disappear as Jewish people. Worse, by making these kind of claims, CIJA/CJA are undermining those working to uproot real forms of anti-Semitism. 
CIJA refuses to acknowledge that we are Jews because its aggressive politics on Palestine and its efforts to control the discourse of the Jewish community require that all criticism of Israel originates from anti-Semites. For that reason, anti-Zionist Jews are an inconvenient fact. By refusing to acknowledge our existence as an organized group of Jewish people, CIJA/CJA is continuing their campaign of intimidation within the Jewish community, silencing all dissent on the issue of colonialism in Palestine.  
David Zinman and Sam Bick
Messers Zinman and Bick are apparently misinformed re CIJA's mission. It isn't, as they believe, to provide a forum for every single Jew with a grudge against Zionism and a gigantic lefty chip on his shoulder to crap on "colonialist" Israel. Should the Bickmans want to air their grievances about "colonialism in Palestine," an idea which completely and maliciously ignores Jewry's genuine historical and religious claim to Eretz Israel, they are free to do so under a plethora of auspices, including such redoubts of the Zion-loathing as Not in Our Name, Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, and

Also in the this week's CJN letters: don't miss the one (scroll back to the top) by Steven Sheffer. It rocks and rolls!

Shira Herzog, "Progressive" Pundit, Dies of Cancer

I am sorry to hear of the death at far too young an age of Shira Herzog, a woman who fought--and ultimately lost--her battle with breast cancer. That said, Ms. Herzog was emblematic of those "progressive" Jews who are clueless about the jihad being waged against the Jewish state (for having the chutzpah to be sovereign and Jewish, and for therefore making a mockery of Islamic doctrine about Jews and their proper place--supine, debased--in a land claimed for Allah forever). She wrote so much wishful thinking, mishegas and utter bollocks about the wonderful things that would come to pass if only Israelis believed as she did--in unicorns, rainbows and the peaceful intentions of "moderate" Palestinians; no wonder she was given a perch in the pages of the Globe and Mail, a rag of the elites that simply does not "get" Zionism, and which therefore trashes it every chance it gets. Ironically, in a career as a gushing pundit pushing the "peace" agenda, Ms. Herzog actually set back the cause of peace--real peace, that is, and not peace in the Islamic/sharia sense of the word, or the fanciful, delusional "peace" of bien pensents who write for and read the Globe and Mail.

Rest in peace, Shira. In real peace, that is.

BDS Stormtroopers Change Tactics

Instead of calling for a boycott of Israeli companies they are strong-arming shopkeepers who have the temerity to stock Israeli goods.

Obfuscation Via Euphemism: Report Blasts Gangs of "Asian Men" Responsible for Horrific Sex Crimes in U.K. Town

"Asians"? Oh, you mean blokes from China, Japan and/or Korea?:
The horrifying cost of official failure to confront widespread child sexual exploitation has been revealed in a damning report detailing how abusers exploited 1,400 children from a single town over 16 years. 
Gangs of Asian men groomed, abused and trafficked vulnerable children while police were contemptuous of the victims and the council ignored what was going on, in spite of years of warnings and reports about what was happening. 
Despite what the inquiry head called a “blatant” failure of leadership at the Labour-run council, nobody will be sacked or face inquiries into their inaction. The leader of the council, Roger Stone, quit today because of what he called “historic failings”. He apologised in 2013 for the failure to protect children in the town – and the inquiry said the act of contrition should have been made years earlier. 
The report commissioned by the council, covering 1997 to 2013, detailed cases where children as young as 11 had been raped by a number of different men, abducted, beaten and trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England to continue the abuse. 
Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the report, said she found “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone”. 
It said that three reports from 2002 to 2006 highlighted the extent of child exploitation and links to wider criminality but nothing was done, with the findings either suppressed or simply ignored. Police failed to act on the crimes and treated the victims with contempt and deemed that they were “undesirables” not worthy of protection, the inquiry team was told...
How can they hope to confront the exploitation if they're still hiding behind the "Asian men" euphemism? 

Obviously, they can't. And the effort to disguise the provenance of these "Asians" is so revolting that a local Muslim can't help but condemn it:
Professor Alexis Jay's report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, said:  
"Several councillors interviewed believed that by opening up these issues they could be 'giving oxygen' to racist perspectives that might in turn attract extremist political groups and threaten community cohesion." 
This has left the leader of a Muslim organisation in Rotherham furious. 
"In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community," said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth. 
"I'm truly disgusted to see such a report in my home town of Rotherham. 
"The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritage men should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility."
Asia is a huge continent, and euphemizing "Pakistani" as "Asian" can cover a multitude of sins. There is no way, however, that the craven Rotherhamers would ever deploy the "A" word had these gangs been comprised of sexual predators whose last names were/are Lee and Kim.

Liberal Jew Urges Us to Put Our Trust In Justin

Jonathan Goldbloom, who wants to be the Liberal candidate in the federal riding of Mount Royal, insists that Justin Trudeau is entirely trustworthy when it comes to Israel:
Canada, under a Liberal government, will solidly support Israel.  We could also play a constructive role in the peace process. One vital step, for example, would be to help in establishing mechanisms to ensure a genuine, verifiable demilitarization of Gaza.   
Canadian expertise could also be used to help the people of Gaza build a democratic and productive society. 
Trudeau is earning respect for the consistency of his message, and for his courage in expressing it to all audiences.  I urge readers to review key statements he has made by going to Or look at the video on YouTube of Marc Garneau’s speech several weeks ago at an Ottawa rally. 
 Actually, Jonathan, I think "mosqueteer" Trudeau's key statements about "reaching out" and holding "conversations" tell us everything we need to know about him, his party and his so-called courage.