Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wish I Could Go


Students Who Celebrate "Israeli Apartheid Week" Are So Stupid That They Believe the Jews' Connection to the Land Goes Back a Mere Hundred Years

Here's the proof:
Save the date!
13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
Toronto, March 13-17, 2017


Mark your calendars! The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place in Toronto from March 13 to 17.

First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. This year, IAW will take place in more than 150 cities across the globe. The week aims to raise awareness about Israel's ongoing practices of apartheid, occupation, and dispossession against the Palestinian people. Lectures, films, and creative performances will build support for the Palestinian Boycott, Divest...ment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

This year’s IAW will reflect on 100 years of resistance to settler colonialism across historic Palestine since the issuance of the Balfour Declaration in 1917. The Week will also link the history of Palestinian resistance to the struggles of the Indigenous peoples on whose territories we live, work, and study, and who are resisting settler colonial violence and dispossession. Our speakers this year will include Vijay Prashad, Lee Maracle, and Hind Awwad, among others.

Israeli Apartheid Week in Toronto is organized by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) BDS Committee, Faculty for Palestine, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902 BDS Committee.

The full program will be made available soon at www.apartheidweek.org and www.uoftdivest.com/iaw17.

To endorse Israeli Apartheid Week in Toronto, or to make a donation, contact: saia.opirg.uoft@gmail.com or divest@utgsu.ca.
Like I said. Stupid with a capital "S
Judaism's holiest site--and FYI, IAW Jew-haters, it's a lot older than both the
Balfour Declaration and Islam. That means that the Jews were there first--
and are therefore earlier indigenes than the Palestinians.

The Anne Frank Center's Crummy Response to Trump's Anti-Anti-Semitism Statement

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect--yes, that's what it's really called--doesn't have much, um, respect for Trump's latest statement condemning anti-Semitism; the organization says it amounts to Trump making us Jews "settle for crumbs of condescension."

Funny, that's what I thought we were doing every time Barack Obama held a White House seder even as he was doing his utmost to undermine that pesky Jewish state (so rapacious; so colonialist; so unprogressive; so G-damned Joooish).

But then, being in the "mutual respect" business and not the anti-Judenhass/Zionhass biz, the center would never cavil about those sorts of "crumbs".

Bloviating Ayatollah Alert

Iran's supreme leader backs 'holy intifada' to destroy 'cancer' Israel

Cruise Control

It is more than a little disheartening to learn, via Robert Spencer, that Trump's new NSA pick, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, appears to be as out to lunch re core Islamic teachings and their impact on today's jihadis as anyone in the Obama White House.

A commenter on the JW post directs our attention to a 22-year-old article by Conor Cruise O'Brien. O'Brien was weighing in on the war in Algeria, but his words, stated clearly and without the sort of equivocation that is evident in much contemporary writing about Islamic terrorism, retain their currency. O'Brien explains that:
"Fundamentalist Islam" is a misnomer which dulls our perceptions in a dangerous way. It does so by implying that there is some other kind of Islam, which is well disposed to those who reject the Koran. There isn't. 
Islam is a universalist, triumphalist and political religion. It claims de jure dominion over all humanity; that is God's will. The actual state of affairs, with unbelievers of various sorts dominating most of the world, is a suspension of God's will and a scandal to the faithful. The world is divided between the House of Islam and the House of War, meaning the rest of us. 
For more than two centuries now, the House of War has been in the ascendant, and the House of Islam has been abased. The remedy for this unnatural and intolerable state of affairs is jihad. Jihad is defined as "the religious duty imposed on all Muslims to wage war upon those who do not accept the doctrines of Islam". The Prophet Mohamed himself not merely preached but waged jihad. God's word, dictated to the Prophet and preached by him, is binding on all Muslims, and his example is their inspiration. 
In the glorious centuries of expansion, the jihad carried Islam from Arabia, to the west as far as the Atlantic; to the north as far as Vienna; to the south as far as the Sahara and down the east coast of Africa to Madagascar; and to the east across Persia and the Indian subcontinent into part of China and Indonesia. 
What is going on today in the Muslim world is not the advent of some aberrant thing called Islamic fundamentalism but a revival of Islam itself - the real thing - which Western ascendancy and Westernised post-Muslim elites no longer have the capacity to muffle and control. The jihad is back.
Furthermore, O'Brien reminds us that the "jihad-is-an-aberration-of Islam/ISIS-isn't-Islamic" schtick purveyed by the likes of Obama, Kerry and, sad to say, Trump's latest National Security Advisor, is hardly a new phenomenon:
In denouncing the hijacking of an Air France jetliner by four young Algerians, the US government has carefully avoided linking the crime to the Muslim religion. The hijacking was "a grave terrorist crime" for which there can be no justification whatsoever, said the State Department spokesman, Michael McCurry, implicitly rejecting the hijackers' claim to be acting in the name of Islam. 
That the claim of a group of Muslims to be acting in the name of Islam, is rejected by an unbeliever, speaking for other unbelievers, will do little to reduce the credibility of the claim, in the eyes of other Muslims. 
President Clinton's personal approach to this matter appears to be governed by a kind of woozy ecumenism, fairly prevalent among Western liberal churchmen. As the president told the Jordanian Parliament in October: "After all, the chance to live in harmony with our neighbours and to build a better life for our children is the hope that binds us all together. Whether we worship in a mosque in Irbid, a baptist church like my own in Little Rock, Arkansas, or a synagogue in Haifa, we are bound together in that hope." 
"All the great religions are the same" is the idea. Only they aren't. The Clintonian world view observes the hard specificity of Islam. The Prophet Mohamed did not offer his followers a chance to live in harmony with their neighbours. He taught them to fight their neighbours, if they were unbelievers, and kill them or beat them into submission. And it is futile to say of those Muslims who faithfully follow those teachings today that their actions are "not intrinsically related to Islam". 
We are facing an Islamic revival. The pro-Western rulers of the Maghreb and the Middle East know this, and know that their own stance is increasingly unacceptable to their peoples.
O'Brien's conclusion:
How the West should cope with the Islamic revival is a complex matter. But one thing is clear: we can never get it right if we go on trying to believe that there is something called "Islamic fundamentalism" which is somehow not intrinsically related to Islam itself.
Wow. Just...Wow.

It is shocking to read this in 2017 knowing that it was published five years before Bin Laden's barbaric boychiks struck New York City on that fateful September day in 2001. And it is depressing as hell to know that, despite all that has happened since, most people are as clueless as ever about the Islamic revival, and, indeed, are big fans of "woozy ecumenism." And that amounts to a form of cultural and civilizational suicide.

Monday, February 20, 2017

French Have a Hissy Fit Because Paris Olympics Slogan--"Made For Sharing"--Supposedly Echoes Donald Trump

This sort of thing is seriously messed up.

Funny how they see such plain speaking as being strictly Trumpian.

Have they already forgotten "hope and change" and "Yes We Can"?

The Blind Sheik Is Dead and Gone But His U.S. Network Lives On

Oh, those captivating, charismatic jihadi clerics, like, say the recently defunct blind sheik (see also Anwar al-Awlaki): they continue to inspire scads of followers, some of 'em brand spanking new recruits, even once the "holy" man is in a state of decomposition.

Trump Is Right. Sweden's No Eden

Sure, Trump may have screwed up the timeline (and is now being mercilessly "mocked" because of it), but make no mistake--something bad is definitely happening in Sweden (even if the Swedes and the likes of the WaPo and New York Times are in denial about it).

Some testy locals torch an infidel flag--but it didn't happen "last night."

Update: Sweden sucks--big time--in another significant way, too:
Sweden is to appoint a special envoy to the Israel-Palestine peace process, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced during the presentation of her foreign policy vision in parliament.  
Wallström presented the ruling centre-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government's foreign policy declaration for the year in the Riksdag on Wednesday morning, continuing an annual tradition. 
One of the key points is that the government will appoint a diplomat to work full-time on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The special envoy is to establish contacts and represent Sweden in international talks about the conflict. 
"This year marks 50 years of the occupation of Palestine. Sweden continues to work for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will appoint a special envoy,” Wallström told the Riksdag
"When I visited Palestine in December it was noticeable that hope can turn to despair, and this features heavily in the consultations that Sweden is holding with almost 150 Israeli and Palestinian civil society organizations," she added. 
Sweden's relationship with Israel has been increasingly frosty in the past few years. In 2014 it recognized Palestine as a state, and Israeli officials have routinely refused to meet Wallström after she called for investigations into "extrajudicial" killings of Palestinian assailants by Israeli forces...
I say that instead of mocking Trump for "baffling" the Swedes we mock the Swedes for their baffling Palestinianophilia.

Update: And let's not forget about Malmo, which is now largely Judenrein, and the fact that Sweden bears the dubious distinction of being the "rape capital of the West."

"J Street Remains a Magnet to the Anti-Zionist Chic"--So Why Is the Shalom Hartman Institute Embracing It?

In a 2013 column in the JPost, Issi Leibler tells you practically everything you need to know about faux-Zionist lobby group J Street. (The above-quoted phrase is his).

Despite the racket's weasely leanings, the Shalom Hartman Institute appears to be all for it. In fact, Yehuda Kurtzer, head of Hartman's North American branch, will be speaking at the next J Street confab, an appearance that Hartman NA's website is delighted to trumpet.

Might that be a sign that, rather than being apolitical and "pluralistic"--SHI's favorite self-descriptor-- the institute is really a hotbed of egregiously squishy leftism?

You betcha!

Update: Yehuda Kurtzer, who is seriously into schmoozing with Muslims, explains why he's a "no litmus test" kind of guy.

In the True North Strong and Free, "Islamophobia" Is a Sin But Islamic Hate Speech Is Okey-Dokey

This is our country today: the MP sponsoring that "anti-Islamophobia" bill makes the outrageous claim that "more than one million Canadian Muslims"--to be clear, that's all the Muslims in Canada--"suffer because of Islamophobia" and "are victimized on a daily basis."

If that's really so--and, clearly, it's a load of crapola--then why would any Muslim want to live here?

Meanwhile, a handful of "Islamophobes" protested outside a Toronto mosque, prompting complaints to police (who, initially, were inclined to investigate the incident) and eliciting much hand-wringing and support for the mosque-goers.

Something that is not--that won't--be investigated: the sort of prayers being recited inside this mosque. Stuff like this:
[O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people…
O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing of the Muslims
And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists
O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds!
O Allah! Give them victory over the criminal people
O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims
O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims
O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them
O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!
O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!
Right off the bat, police said the protesters may have crossed the "'fine line' between freedom of expression and [a]criminal act": upon further consideration, however, the cops have decided to drop the "investigation."

Of course, there is no discussion of investigating the mosque's hateful spewage (because here in Canada, as long as the Islamic supremacism and "the filth of the Jews" palaver is chanted inside the premises, it's purely religious, and is therefore protected).

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This Is How Submission Works

Our national broadcaster offers its bully pulpit to an Islamist shill (she toils for NCCM, the entity formerly known as CAIR-CAN). She advises us not to "quibble" about "semantics" and to wholeheartedly embrace the Trudeau government's "anti-Islamophobia motion" (which is being framed as an anti-hate measure but which would effectively criminalize any/all criticism of problematic Islamic doctrine). 

Update: Even Irwin Cotler, a loyal Liberal to the end, is wise to the "anti-Islamophobia" scam.

Update: Canada's so-called anti-Islamophobia motion is nothing but trouble and will target moderate Muslims.

Update: Soon to be considered a "hate crime" in Canada?