UN Report Details How Hamas Uses Children As Human Shields

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

But everyone loves to hate Israel….odd how that works out.

The headlines in most places were entirely predictable: “UN Says Israel Killed 44 Palestinians in Schools During Gaza War.” That was indeed one finding of a UN report published Monday — but only part of the story.

The report also confirmed something Israel’s been saying all along: Hamas stored mortars and other weapons in at least three UN schools during last summer’s war and fired rockets at Israel from two of them.

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Israel repeatedly made that point during the conflict to explain why it was firing on schools (and mosques and hospitals) where Palestinians had taken refuge.

Because Hamas, desperate to win world sympathy by any means, has always been happy to use Palestinian innocents as human shields — the more casualties, the better.

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First Accredited Muslim College In US Will Receive Federal Grants: Affirmative Action?

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Tammy Bruce notes that the first accredited Muslim college, in the U.S., was founded by three “jihadists,” and she asks if Zaytuna College, in where else–wait for it–Berkley, will offer courses in Advanced Stoning. I’m asking if affirmative action will be required, and adhered to? Well, yes it will according to the guidelines of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Any “minority” wanting to study with Jew-haters, male or female (yes, female) may apply, and within whatever the affirmative action guidelines are for schools receiving taxpayer’s dollars, an applicant should have a reasonable expectation of admission.

The National Conference of State Legislatures states:

Affirmative action policies are those in which an institution or organization actively engages in efforts to improve opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society…In institutions of higher education, affirmative action refers to admission policies that provide equal access to education for those groups that have been historically excluded or underrepresented, such as women and minorities. Source: NCSL

The founders are Imam/Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Imam Zaid Shakir and Hatem Bazian.

 

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1) Hamza Yusuf – I wrote about him in 2009. He was teaching at the “Zaytuna,” at the time, which apparently has now been deemed a “college.” He was born Mark Hanson in Walla Walla, Washington and converted to Islam at the age of 17.

Discover the Networks:

After the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, Hamza Yusuf Hanson changed his manner, discarding his Wahhabi-style beard and Arabic dress. But he did not change his essential character–he is still a radical. He also did not abandon his penchant puffery: He was once known as Imam Hamza Yusuf; he now styles himself “Sheikh” Hamza Yusuf. Not long ago, the Saudi daily newspaper Okaz published the claim that Hanson is the “mufti,” or chief Islamic jurist, for California–as if the Golden State was governed by a Muslim regime….

For those keeping score, it was just 10 years ago [as of 2006] that Hamza Yusuf issued a denunciation of democracy and the Bill of Rights as “false gods.”

More from Discover the Networks:

“[America] a country that has little to be proud of in its past and less to be proud of in the present. I am a citizen of this country not by choice but by birth. I reside in this country not by choice but by conviction in attempting to spread the message of Islam in this country. I became Muslim in part because I did not believe in the false gods of this society whether we call them Jesus or democracy or the Bill of Rights.”

On September 9, 2001, two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hamza Yusuf spoke of the sad fact that the Egyptian Blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Tower bombing, was unjustly incarcerated, and was particularly bent out of shape that Rahman did not have the opportunity to carry out the plans to bomb Manhattan bridges and tunnels.

Reports say he stepped away from Wahhabbism after 9-11-01. Is he a changed man?He was in George Bush’s office two days after the towers fell, and he joined the group singing God Bless America. He had the influence to get the name of Operation Infinite Justice changed, because it was blasphemous to Muslims.

The Investigative Project on Terrorism’s paper on Yusuf concedes to his changed outer actions but put in print that he is is still “…sees the United States as an inherently hostile nation, one that ‘relishes war.’” From the same report on Yusuf says that George W. Bush’s Iraq policy was a crime and Bush should be tried for felony murder. On videotape, he has “railed” against Judaism, calling it “racist.”

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Zaid Shakir

2) Zaid Shakir (Ricky D. Mitchell) was born in Berkeley, California, raised in Atlanta and New Britain, Connecticut. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976, and it was during that time that he converted to Islam. He has a BA in International Relations from American University and a Master’s in Political Science from Rutgers. He has served as the Muslim chaplain at Yale.

Shakir is known for having expressed his desire to see the United States eventually become — “not by violent means, but by persuasion” — a Muslim country ruled by Islamic law. “Every Muslim who is honest would say, I would like to see America become a Muslim country,” he said.

In Shakir’s view, Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the existing American order, because it “is against the orders and ordainments of Allah.” “[T]he orientation of the Quran,” he explains, “pushes us in the exact opposite direction.”

At least there’s this:

Shakir has condemned terrorist attacks against civilians. Although he was harshly critical of the December 2008 Israeli offensive into Gaza, he warned Muslims against responding with anti-Semitic attacks on Jews. On January 8, 2009, he wrote, “…the Muslim blogosphere is filling up with angry calls for the indiscriminate murder of Jews … [S]uch calls for indiscriminate killing have nothing to do with our religion.”

But then there’s this:

Shakir’s opposition to attacking Israeli civilians did not, however, deter him from defendingHamas. Although he described Hamas’s rocket attacks on Israeli towns as “ill-conceived,” he said that the organization “was never given a chance to prove its commitment to the peace process.”

Shakir also appears to embrace 9/11 conspiracy theories. In October 2007 he described the September 11th attacks as having “occurred under dubious circumstances that have yet to be thoroughly examined.”

According to Shakir, American foreign policy has been hijacked by the military-industrial complex. In May 2009 he admonished the U.S. for its “pattern of demonization, destabilization, and the invasion of hapless Third World nations,” saying that such aggression is always carried out under the guise of national interests. Among those he listed as victims of American “demonization” were Hugo Chavez, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Manuel Noriega, Muammar Qadhafi, and the Taliban. More.

Zaid Shakir has called for Muslims in the Western World to counter the problem of racism, and “plunge into the murky waters of racial politics.”

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3) Hatem Bazian is a native of Palestine, and currently a senior lecturer in the Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley (where protests against Jewish students are appalling, and allowed by the university).

Terrorism expert and author Steven Emerson, in his book American Jihad,quotes Bazian sermonizing at a May 1999 American Muslim Allianceconference where he advocated the creation of an Islamic State of Palestine and the slaughter of Jews. Excerpts from the quote read: “In the Hadith, the Day of Judgment will never happen until you fight the Jews. They are on the west side of the river, which is the Jordan River, and you’re on the east side until the trees and stones will say, ‘oh Muslim, there is a Jew hiding behind me. Come and kill him!’ And that’s in the Hadith about this, this is a future battle before the Day of Judgment.”

In May 2002 Bazian was the sole speaker at a two-day Middle Eastern “cultural assembly” at San Francisco’s George Washington High School—an event whose rhetoric was so inflammatory that it generated formal letters of apology from the school administration to the public. The proceedings featured, for instance, a student singing a rap song that compared Zionists to Nazis while other students paraded with Palestinian flags in the background….

In 2005 Bazian founded American Muslims for Palestine, which has repeatedly accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing,” “apartheid,” and “war crimes.”

Prior to 2006 Bazian was a fundraising speaker for KindHearts, a Hamasfront group that the U.S. government shut down in February 2006 due to the organization’s ties to Islamic terrorism. More.

Hatem Bazian has been closely involved with the Muslim Students Association (MSA), and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Islamic studies from–where else–UC Berkeley.

Back to the question of affirmative action, must all females wear head gear? Are you “affirmed if you refuse head gear? The curriculum includes emphasis on key foundational texts; “an in-depth examination of critical methodological issues; a command of the Arabic language; a familiarity with the most important Islamic sciences; and grounding in law, history, philosophy, science, astronomy, literature, ethics, and politics.” And finally, what better way to recruit than offering a degree path, and changing hearts and minds?

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Hamas Regarding Jews and the Holocaust: “They Had it Coming”

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It’s a paraphrase, but once you see the actual comments, you’ll see what I mean.  A Hamas official was quoted as follows, via Weasel Zippers…

How is it our fault? What did we have to do with your burning of the Jews? Were the Jews burned for no fault of their own? Their conspiracies and treachery are what led to their being burned. They conspired against all people – even against those who were benevolent toward them. They stabbed in the back even those who were good to them. They command no good and forbid no evil. Germany knows this full well. It is, therefore, the West that supplies this illegitimate, foundling, so-called “state” with weapons of destruction.

Sadly, I think there are anti-semites all over Europe, as well as on college students here in the US, that are nodding in agreement.

Sadly, history repeats itself, and history shows what happens to those that persecutes Israel.

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CAIR Deserves Terrorist Designation

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If you have followed my posting about Oklahoma State Representative John Bennett, you will know he minces no words when it comes to radical Islam and its friends in America. He has been called many names, Islamaphobe among them, for his unrelenting pursuit of exposing the truth about Islam. One of the organizations that has tried to prove Bennett’s allegations false, to make him out a liar and a bigot, is the Council on American-Islamic Relations, otherwise known as CAIR. They have a lively chapter in Oklahoma and they have done their best to discredit their number one nemesis in Oklahoma, namely John Bennett. To his credit, Bennett has the facts on his side, and he has used those facts in his latest post on Facebook, showing just how big of a hypocrite CAIR really is. The truth about radical Islam, and the friends it has in CAIR, can not be denied, no matter how much some people may try.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. John Bennett, chair of the Oklahoma Counterterrorism Caucus, said today that he would like to CAIR-OKexplain why the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is on the United Arab Emirates list of terrorist organizations.

Since its founding in 1994, CAIR employees and officials have conspired with third parties that are hostile to the interests of the United States and pled guilty to charges related to these actions.

Senior CAIR employee Randall Todd “Ismail” Royer pled guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for participating in a network of militant jihadists centered in Northern Virginia. He admitted to aiding and abetting three persons who sought training in a terrorist camp in Pakistan for the purpose of waging jihad against American troops in Afghanistan. Royer’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed with CAIR.

CAIR Director of Community Relations Bassem Khafagi was arrested by the United States due to his ties with a terror-financing front group. Khafagi pled guilty to charges of visa and bank fraud, and agreed to be deported to Egypt. Khafagi’s illegal actions occurred while he was employed by CAIR.

On Dec. 18, 2002, Ghassan Elashi, founding board member of CAIR-Texas, a founder of the Holy Land Foundation, and a brother-in-law of Musa Abu Marzook , was arrested by the United States and charged with, among other things, making false statements on export declarations, dealing in the property of a designated terrorist organization, conspiracy and money laundering. Ghassan Elashi committed his crimes while working at CAIR, and was found guilty.

CAIR Board Member Imam Siraj Wahajq, an un-indicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing, has called for replacing the American government with an Islamic caliphate, and warned that America will crumble unless it accepts Islam.

Rabih Haddad served as a CAIR fundraiser. Haddad was co-founder of the Global Relief Foundation. The Global Relief Fund was designated by the U.S. Treasury Department for financing the Al Qaida and other terrorist organizations and its assets were frozen by the federal government on Dec. 14, 2001.

Consistent with Hamas ideology, CAIR has served as a conduit for the distribution of materials and funds from foreign nationals to groups and institutions within the United States such as the Islamic Association for Palestine. The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development and the Global Relief Foundation. The materials and funds are for the purpose of promoting radical Islam and Hamas ideology. They have criticized Islamic clerics and scholars who reject radical Islam and the Hamas agenda.

“Let there be no doubt that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is a terrorist supporting front organization that is partially funded by terrorists, and that CAIR wishes nothing more than the implementation of Sharia Law in America,” said Bennett, R-Sallisaw. “CAIR has proven links to and was founded by Islamic terrorists. CAIR is not in the United States to promote the civil rights of Muslims. CAIR is here to make radical Islam the dominant religion in the United States and convert our country into an Islamic theocracy.”

In 2007, the largest terrorist funding case was prosecuted in Texas, the federal government versus the enormous Islamic charity — the Holy Land Foundation. The defendants were found guilty, and in so doing exposed a network of terror-tied Islamic groups in the United States. Many well-known Muslim groups were named un-indicted co-conspirators and Muslim Brotherhood fronts, including CAIR.

It was understood that these groups would be indicted and prosecuted as well, but that changed with the election of President Barack Obama and the appointment of Attorney General Eric Holder. Not only were those prosecutions scuttled, but the Obama Administration embedded many of these Muslim Brotherhood operatives in positions of significant power in his administration.

Bennett said Mohammed Alibiary, who is an open supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia Law and a close friend and supporter of Shukri Abu Baker, who was convicted of using a charity to fund HAMAS in which Mohammed Alibiary was a contributor, was appointed in 2010 and re-appointed in 2013 by President Obama to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council with access to classified U.S. data.

“The action by the United Arab Emirates is explicit recognition of the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood and its front organizations,” Bennett said.

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Why Doesn’t Israel Just Withdraw to the 1948 Borders: Must See Video

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This is THE best video I’ve seen to explain the ins and outs of the Israeli borders, how they came to be and how important they are to the survival of Israel.

Ever wonder why Israel doesn’t just withdraw to its 1948 borders, approved by the UN. Wouldn’t life be simpler? Wouldn’t the wars end? This video, by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, made prior to the current conflict in Gaza, sums up the perspective opposing withdrawal from the land won in the 1967 Six Day War quite well.

 

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Jimmy Carter Pushes US Government To Recognize Hamas

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Jimmy Carter-HamasThis shouldn’t come as any kind of major surprise to anyone who has paid attention, but former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news. He is really making a splash with an op-ed he coauthored, in which he pushes for our government to formally recognize the terrorist organization, Hamas, as a legitimate political actor. Aren’t you glad this man isn’t in charge of our foreign policy right now? Although, what our current leadership is sadly lacking.

Does anyone really take Jimmy Carter seriously anymore? The idea that he can be so obscenely incorrect in his assessment of the situation in the Middle East gives us a major clue as to why his presidency was such a colossal failure.

Fox News – Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor” — while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

The scathing column on ForeignPolicy.com was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson.

The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel.

“There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” they wrote. “Israeli bombs, missiles, and artillery have pulverized large parts of Gaza, including thousands of homes, schools, and hospitals.”

They said “deliberate attacks on civilians” constitute “war crimes” on both sides, though noting far fewer Israelis have been killed in the fighting.

The two “elders” (a group of former statesmen and activists) also pushed the West to formally recognize Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip but is considered a terror group by the U.S. They lauded the recently announced unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, which controls the West Bank — an agreement that Obama’s State Department has voiced serious concerns about.

“The international community’s initial goal should be the full restoration of the free movement of people and goods to and from Gaza through Israel, Egypt and the sea. Concurrently, the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force,” Carter and Robinson wrote. “Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the Palestinian people — can the West begin to provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons.”

Carter has voiced support for Hamas in the past, and in 2009 visited with Hamas leaders on a high-profile trip.

The picture at the beginning of this post is of the aforementioned visit with Hamas in 2009. At the risk of sounding rude to a former American President, how can he be so naive, so completely ignorant, about Hamas and their role in the Middle East? Can the man not read, so that he can not understand that Hamas wants nothing less than the complete destruction of Israel? There are only three choices here. Either Carter is uncaring about Israel and their plight, or he is ignorant of their plight and the true intentions of Hamas, or a combination of both. I think it is the latter. Thank God he isn’t in charge of anything meaningful right now. Naivety and ignorance, combined with indifference is a dangerous combination that we can not afford. Oh, wait! Don’t we have that already in the Obama administration? I’m surprised President Obama hasn’t offered Jimmy Carter a chance to be a “mediator” to help Secretary of State John Kerry.

Jimmy Carter’s foolish op-ed is another example of just how ignorant so many liberals are about what is happening in the real world.

Original Post:  Political Realities

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Things That Lasted Longer Than the Gaza Strip Cease Fire

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The Gaza Strip, not to be confused with the Vegas strip

The latest cease fire in the Gaza Strip, negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured here) lasted less than 90 minutes before Palestinians kidnapped Israeli soldiers and resumed firing rockets.  Ninety minutes.    Five thousand four hundred seconds.  The sum total of the cease fire.  In keeping with my responsibility as a member of the mainstream media I have researched made up the following list of events that lasted as long as the Gaza cease fire.

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Secretary of State John Kerry

The Chevy Chase Show

Remembered as the greatest disaster in the history of mankind and proof that the Devil exists and wants our souls. the show was quickly canceled.  It was 60 minutes of excruciating pain and fumbling.  In other words just like Manhattan Infidel on a date, minus the rejection and obligatory masturbation afterwards.  Would that the Palestinians had fired rockets into the studio.

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Proof that the Devil exists

Alex Rodriguez Not on Steroids

Ninety minutes is also the maximum amount of time that currently suspended Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez (pictured here)  can go without steroids before reverting to his natural state. His body chemistry permanently altered by over 20 years of PED use, Rodriguez can no longer survive without frequent injections of drugs.  Rumor has it that if he does not inject himself every 90 minutes his body reverts to a liquid state and is stored in a bucket by his agent.

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Alex Rodriguez

Pete Best’s Career

Remembered today only as the drummer who was fired by the Beatles, Pete’s career lasted roughly about as long as the Gaza cease fire.  Shown here trying to answer the question, “Why do I suck?” After his firing Best quickly faded into obscurity, his name becoming a byword for failure. Granted, not as pathetic a failure as the Chevy Chase show, but if Best ever gets his own talk show then we must stock up on weapons and canned goods for the end of the world is near.  If you see Pete Best on the street do not approach.  He is hungry and may try to eat you.

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Wait, why DO I suck?

American Interest in Soccer

A sport beloved by the rest of the world for low scoring and lack of action (again, almost like Manhattan Infidel on a Saturday night), every four years Americans make a good faith effort to pretend they care. However after 90 minutes of hectoring by the white liberal cultural elite, “You are stupid!  Soccer teaches life lessons.  Lessons about socialism and social justice!’  Americans remember why they hated this sport in the first place.  Brandishing pitch forks and shovels they rise up, beat the elite to death and bury the bodies in ditches.  Frankly, soccer does have one purpose:  It unites all Americans in their hatred of their masters and gives us a reason to use our pitch forks and shovels.

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Do not look to long at this photo. You may be overcome by sleep.

Due to factors not under my control wait you’re a cop?  I just want to touch you! this list is not complete but it gives the reader an idea of just exactly how short the Gaza Strip Cease fire actually was.  Somewhere Mickey Rooney is laughing.  Finally something shorter than I am he’d say.

But on the bright side at least he got to sleep with Ava Gardner.

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A brief moment of glory for short people

The short bastard!

 

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Jon Voight Blasts Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz for Fanning Flames of Anti-Semitism

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Hat/Tip to Breitbart.

Jon Voight won’t sit still while fellow Oscar winners slam the state of Israel.

Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem recently signed an open letter condemning Israel’s attacks on the rocket installations and the tunnels that Hamas has been using to attack and kill Israeli citizens. They referred to Israel’s actions as “genocide.”

In part, the letter they signed covered not only the present defensive actions by Israel, but the blockade and even calls for a return to the 1967 borders.

In the open letter, they demanded a cease-fire by the Israeli military and urged Israel to “lift the blockade, which the Gaza Strip has suffered for more than a decade.”

The letter also said: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea, and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools, and fields while the international community does nothing.”

The entertainers blamed the new round of violence in the Middle East on the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, which, the letter said, “continues to advance into and invade the Palestinian territories instead of returning to the 1967 borders.”

While most of Hollywood refuses to stand up for Israel, Jon Voight has no qualms about speaking his mind.

Voight recalls the history of the Jewish state, how many enemies it routinely fights off to ensure its survival and why his fellow stars are simply wrong in their proclamations.

I am asking all my peers who signed that poison letter against Israel to examine their motives. Can you take back the fire of anti-Semitism that is raging all over the world now?

You have been able to become famous and have all your monetary gains because you are in a democratic country: America.  Do you think you would have been able to accomplish this in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, et cetera?  You had a great responsibility to use your celebrity for good.  Instead, you have defamed the only democratic country of goodwill in the Middle East: Israel.

You should hang your heads in shame.  You should all come forth with deep regrets for what you did, and ask forgiveness from the suffering people in Israel.

Cruz did attempt to walk back her pro-Hamas position a few days later.

The actress admits she isn’t an expert on Middle Eastern affairs.

I don’t want to be misunderstood on this important subject,” she said. “I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it. My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace… I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.

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Netanyahu to Obama after Hamas breaks yet another cease-fire: ‘Don’t Ever Second-Guess Me Again!’

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Hat/Tip to The Blaze.

As Hamas repeatedly ignores cease-fire after cease-fire, Netanyahu has had enough of the meddling, feckless, anti-Israel policies of the Obama administration.

After a U.S.- and U.N.-brokered cease-fire fell apart hours after it began — because, Israeli officials said, Hamas “flagrantly violated” the truce — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at President Barack Obama’s White House, instructing the administration, “not to ever second-guess me again.”

An Israeli official said the Netanyahu government viewed both Hamas and Qatar as having violated the commitment given to the U.S. and the U.N. and that it expected the international community to take practical steps as part of a “strong and swift response,” especially regarding the return of the abducted soldier.

In a phone call with U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, Netanyahu vented his anger, according to people familiar with the call.

Netanyahu told Shapiro the Obama administration was “not to ever second-guess me again” and that Washington should trust his judgment on how to deal with Hamas, according to the people. Netanyahu added that he now “expected” the U.S. and other countries to fully support Israel’s offensive in Gaza, according to those familiar with the call. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter by name.

The tongue-lashing from Netanyahu seems to be merely the latest indication that the Obama administration is ill-equipped to settle the conflict between Israel and Hamas. TheBlaze reported on the Israeli media’s widespread disdain for Secretary of State John Kerry, who was called “pathetic” and “embarrassing” and whose apparently naive approach to the peace process brought comparisons to “an alien, who just disembarked his spaceship in the Mideast.”

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Independent Panel finds Obama has been Hollowing out the Military: His Response? ‘What about my birthday?’

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers & Media-ite.

Panel Finds Obama Military Downsizing Leaves U.S. Too Weak To Counter Global Threats

Via Washington Times:

An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon and Congress said Thursday that President Obama’s strategy for sizing the armed services is too weak for today’s global threats.

The National Defense Panel called on the president to dump a major section of his 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and write a broader strategy that requires the military to fight on multiple fronts at once.

It also said the shrinking U.S. armed forces, which are being downsized to fit that strategy and budget cuts, is a “serious strategic misstep on the part of the United States.” The forces’ numbers spelled out in Mr. Obama’s QDR are “inadequate given the future strategic and operational environment.”

The warning comes as Mr. Obama is under criticism from many Republicans and some Democrats for his standoff policy toward Syria and his limited response to a June offensive by an al Qaeda offshoot that has gobbled up swaths of territory in Iraq.

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So we have Russia threatening to put the band back together and re-form the old Soviet Union, Boko Harum is taking, raping, mutilating and murdering young girls, ISIS is doing its level best to form the Muslim wet-dream that is the Caliphate, Israel has to go to war to defend itself and with all that, besides just hollowing out our military, Petulant, err, I mean President Obama is whining that the White House Press Corps forgot his birthday.

Yeah, nothing narcissistic there.

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Beheadings Of Infidels, Halal Sex Products And “Muslims Don’t Like Dogs” – Part 2

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ISIS Killing Christians & Non-Muslims
 

A jihadist from Luxembourg who died in Syria in December 2013 was claimed as a martyr for ISIS on June 17. A tweet from ISIS described a man identified as “Luxembourg national Abu Huthaifa” as the “first martyr for ISIS from the second richest country in the world.”

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn confirmed in May 2014 that two people from the Grand Duchy had joined militants in Syria. One of them was originally from Kosovo, and another was of
North African origin. Both were killed, including Abu Huthaifa. Why ISIS was just now claiming his martyrdom remains unclear.

In the Netherlands, the Dutch intelligence service AIVD on June 30 released a new report entitled, “Transformation of Jihadism in the Netherlands,”
which states that about 130 Dutch jihadists have travelled to Syria, and that nearly 30 have since returned. Approximately 14 Dutch jihadists have died on the battlefield. Most of the Dutch jihadists have joined up with ISIS.

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On June 21, the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, Geert Wilders, accused the government of being “asleep” and “naïve” for failing to understand the size of the threat posed by Muslim radicals in the Netherlands. “The threat to the Netherlands is now greater than ever, even more than ten years ago with the Hofstad Group [an Islamist terrorist organization of mostly young Dutch Muslims of mainly North African ancestry], Wilders said. “We now have hundreds of jihadists and thousands of sympathizers. This naïve Cabinet’s inaction is inviting an attack in the Netherlands.”

Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans on June 16 told the Dutch Parliament that the government was taking “various measures,” both in terms of criminal law and administrative law, to prevent Dutch nationals joining up with groups such as ISIS.

Also on June 16, the newspaper Volkskrant reported that AIVD had given the Turkish government the names of more than 100 young men and women who Dutch authorities believe may be planning on going to Syria. The paper said Turkey has agreed to detain and deport them if they attempt to cross the Turkish border en route to Syria.

On June 19, Abdoe Khoulani, a member of the Party of Unity (PvdE), a fundamentalist Muslim political party based in The Hague, expressed support for ISIS on his Facebook page. He wrote: “Long Live ISIS. And insha’Allah [Allah willing] on to Baghdad to fight the riff-raff there.”

Khoulani’s message was spread on Twitter by Arnoud van Doorn, a former member of the Dutch Freedom Party who converted to Islam and is now a member of the PvdE. Van Doorn said Khoulani was—like John the Baptist quoting the words of Isaiah—a “voice of one crying out in the wilderness” [to prepare the way for the Messiah].

In response to the backlash, Khoulani said his words were simply a call to justice. He added that ISIS is not a terrorist group, but a resistance organization.

Meanwhile, a Dutch company selling halal sex products on June 4 announced an alliance with Europe’s largest erotic retailer in an effort to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.

The founder of Amsterdam-based El Asira, Abdelaziz Aouragh, said the deal with Frankfurt-listed Beate Uhse came four years after his company first launched a range of erotic products that do not contravene Sharia law.

El Asira, which means “Society” in Arabic, launched its range of products in 2010 to massive acclaim from the local Muslim community.
Beate Uhse, based in Flensburg, Germany, approached El Asira in 2012 with a business proposal to sell products jointly in Muslim markets.

“We will take 18 of our Islamic branded products to the market through Beate Uhse,” Aouragh told Agence France-Presse. “Considering
we’re targeting a global market of around 1.8 billion people, the potential is huge.”

The two companies are also looking into the possibility of opening a store for halal sex products in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, the holiest place in Islam, Aouragh said.

In Norway, the country’s first-ever Shia Muslim mosque was inaugurated in Oslo on June 1. One of the main purposes of the Tauheed Islamic Center is “to provide an opportunity to non-Muslims to learn about the universal teachings of Islam.” The first official event held at the mosque was a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the death of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Iranian revolution.

Separately, Nemat Ali Shah, the Pakistani imam of the Central Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat mosque, the main Sunni Muslim mosque in Oslo, was recuperating in the hospital after a masked assailant repeatedly hacked him with a small axe or knife in the center of the Norwegian capital on the evening
of June 16. Muslims were quick to condemn the attack as an Islamophobic hate crime, but on June 30, Oslo police arrested a fellow Pakistani who allegedly attacked the imam due to a power struggle within the mosque, which has more than 5,000 members mainly of Pakistani origin.

In Slovenia, the local Islamic Community on June 4 announced that construction work on the first Slovenian mosque was about to begin in the capital of city of Ljubljana, nearly ten months after the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony took place in September 2013.

Mufti Nedžad Grabus confirmed that Qatar would cover 70% of the cost of the project. “Without Qatar, the Islamic community [of Slovenia] would not be able to continue with the project,” Grabus said.

The mosque and Muslim cultural center, 44 years in the making, will be built north of the city center, on a plot of land that the Muslim community bought from the City of Ljubljana, at a projected cost of €21 million ($28.5 million).

In Spain, the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain (UCIE), a Madrid-based Muslim umbrella group, and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Education (ISESCO), a Morocco-based arm of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held a four-day conference in Madrid aimed at promoting the development of Koran institutes in non-Muslim countries. The event, which was held from June 18-21, was attended by Muslim leaders from Europe and North Africa.

On June 17, the Halal Institute of the Junta Islámica de España, a competing Muslim umbrella group based in Córdoba, held a conference aimed at promoting the “normalization of halal” in European countries.
The official conference title was: “Possible Similarities and Differences between European Standards Compared with Halal Standards
Demanded by the Arab Countries.”

Conference attendees called on the Spanish government to sponsor an official study aimed at finding ways to bring European food standards into compliance with Islamic Sharia law.

Meanwhile, municipal officials in Barcelona denied reports that Qatar had offered to pay €2.2 billion ($3 billion) to
convert the city’s La Monumental bullring into a forty thousand capacity mosque. The building would include a 300-meter (985-foot) minaret. The mosque would be the third largest in the world, after those in Mecca and Medina.

On June 16, Spanish police in Madrid arrested ten individuals (eight Moroccans, one Argentine and one Bulgarian) on allegations that they were members of an international network that
recruited jihadists for ISIS.

The ringleader was a 47-year-old Moroccan national named Lahcen Ikassrien, who was arrested in Afghanistan in 2001 and released after
three-and-a-half years in Guantánamo. In July 2005, the U.S. government handed him over to Spain, where he faced charges of cooperating with al-Qaeda. In October 2006, the Spanish High Court acquitted him on the grounds that no firm evidence existed of his ties to the terrorist group.

Ikassrien, who lives in Madrid, was part of a cell led by Abu Dahdah, a Syrian-born Spaniard who was sentenced to a 27-year prison term in Spain for his part in the September 11, 2001 attacks, and for being one of the founders of al-Qaeda in Spain. In February 2006, the Spanish Supreme Court reduced the Abu Dahdah’s penalty to 12 years because it considered that his participation in the 9/11 conspiracy was not proven. He was released in May 2013.

In Sweden, government health inspectors said they found some 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March, with all 30 girls in one school class found to have undergone the procedure.

FGM has been illegal in Sweden since 1982 and can be punished with up to ten years in prison. Since 1999 it is also a criminal offense under Swedish law if the procedure is performed in a different country.

Most girls who undergo the procedure are between the ages of 4-14 years, but the operation is also carried out on infants. There are no official statistics detailing the extent of FGM in Sweden, or of how many girls are taken to have the procedure conducted abroad.

Meanwhile, the Swedish Parliament on June 17 approved
changes to the country’s immigration law to “facilitate moving to and from Sweden.” The changes reduce the requirements for obtaining
permanent residence for students and workers. In addition, individuals whose application for asylum has been rejected now need to wait only four months to become eligible for a work permit. Moreover, immigrants who have already obtained permanent residence in Sweden can retain that status for up to two years after they leave the country.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) rejected the proposal. “We should have mobility, but these suggestions give evidence that the government has dropped all reason when it comes to immigration policy,” David Lång (SD) wrote in the party’s motion.

In Switzerland, the Islamic Cultural Center in Lausanne received a $140,000 donation from the Government of Kuwait to fund the
construction of a center for raising awareness about Islam. On June 20, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported that the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Switzerland, Bader Al-Tunaib, presented the donation to head of the Complex Culturel des Musulmans de Lausanne (CCML), Dr. Mohammad Karmous. A Tunisian with a French passport, Karmous has multiple ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Vatican failed in an attempt to cover up the contents of a prayer by a Muslim cleric at an interfaith “Prayer for Peace” service held in the Vatican garden on June 8. Departing from a pre-approved script, the imam recited verses 284-286 of Sura 2 from the Koran, the latter part of which calls on
Allah to grant Muslims victory over non-Muslims.

Most non-Muslims non-Arabic speakers did not understand what the imam had said, but that changed when a former Muslim who speaks Arabic translated the full prayer on the indispensable blog, Gates of Vienna. The Vatican initially denied that the imam had said what he said, but then it doctored the video to edit out last part of Verse 2:286.

Gates of Vienna posted a complete video of the imam’s prayer, which does indeed (3m54s into the video) ask Allah to “make us victorious over the tribe of the unbelievers.” In an interview with Radio Vatican, a German-speaking Jesuit priest named Felix Körner remained unbowed.

Körner defended the imam, saying Verse 2:286 fully accords with Roman Catholic doctrine and is wholly peaceful in intent. “If one hears something in a skewed manner, one is going to have a mistaken understanding of it,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Vatican partnered with the Emir of Sharjah (one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates) to present an “unprecedented” art exhibition entitled, “So That You Might Know Each Other,” a verse from the Koran. The four month exhibit, which ended on June 14, was designed to serve as a “sign of openness and cooperation between religions.”

The 70 exhibits on display at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization included textiles, musical instruments, jewelry, rudimentary weapons, books and manuscripts, many of which were on loan from the Ethnological Museum of the Vatican.

The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle summed it up this way: “The fact that Rome is lending its works for the first time is an act of diplomacy in line with Pope Francis’s current policies. While Pope Benedict XVI had distanced himself from other religions, his successor is pursuing a different policy.”

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ISIS Terrorist Executing Syrian Soldiers

Austria accused
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of stirring up trouble on June 19, when he urged thousands of cheering supporters in Vienna to reject “assimilation.”

Erdogan was rallying support for his candidacy ahead of Turkish presidential elections in August, and expatriate Turks have become a
significant bloc of voters after changes to the electoral system now allow them to cast votes abroad.

Around 268,000 people of Turkish origin live in Austria, according to government figures, of whom nearly 115,000 are Turkish citizens.

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who had expressly warned Erdogan not to undermine efforts to integrate Turks into Austrian
society, criticized the latest comments:

“These show very clearly that the Turkish premier has brought the election campaign to our country and created unrest with this. We reject this. And I can only say that respect for a host country looks clearly different.”

In Graz, the second-largest city in Austria, police on June 5 arrested a 41-year-old Islamic preacher from Chechnya who is believed to be
involved in efforts to send Austrians to war in the Middle East.

State prosecutor Hansjoerg Bacher said that the imam is thought to be behind the radicalization and recruitment of eight Chechens resident in Austria, four of whom have died in fighting in Syria.

In Bulgaria, the Kardjali District Court on June 16 rejected a property claim lodged by the office of the Chief Mufti, the spiritual leader of Bulgaria’s Muslims, to be awarded ownership of the building housing the Regional Historical Museum. The court found that there was no basis for the claim, and ordered the representatives of the Muslim community to pay 91,062 leva ($63,000) in costs to the state.

This case was the latest in a series of lawsuits by the Chief Mufti’s office, filed under the Religious Denominations Act, which allows applications by recognized religious denominations to be awarded property believed to be historically theirs.

The building was originally intended to serve as a Muslim religious school, and it was funded in part by donations from the local Muslim community in 1920s and 1930s. However, the building was never used as a madrassa. Instead, it was nationalized during Bulgaria’s communist era and became a museum.

Lawyers for the Kardjali district administration argued that the Chief Mufti’s office is not the heir to the local Muslim community
because at the time there was no such registered legal entity.

In the southern Bulgarian town of Peshtera, residents are angry over the local mosque’s powerful loudspeakers, which are blasting the Islamic call to prayer, the adhan, several times a day.

According to Radio FOCUS, the town is a model of multicultural tolerance, but residents are increasingly irritated by the adhan; the “silent discontent may escalate to petitions and protests,” the radio said.

In Britain, a new television channel aimed exclusively at British Muslims, British Muslim TV (BMTV), was launched in early June. The channel, operating under the
slogan “Confidently Muslim, Comfortably British,” is airing on the British Sky digital platform; the programming content is being
exclusively funded and made in the UK.

BMTV will compete with other channels, such as Islam Channel, one of the UK’s most prominent and popular English language Muslim satellite channels; Noor TV, Peace TV and Iqra TV, all of which have a South Asian focus and are usually broadcast in Urdu
or Bangladeshi; and to Shia Muslim focused channels such as Hidayat TV and Ahlebait TV.

Speaking to Al Arabiya news, the marketing director for BMTV, Wasim Akhtar, said that BMTV aims to be different from the other Muslim channels by being “inclusive of all different views and open to all different types of
Muslims. So the channel isn’t just about issues of faith, it’s about practical Muslim life here in Britain.”

In a trial at the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales [Old Bailey], a jury heard how police found 38-year-old Tahira Ahmed after she was decapitated in her west London home, allegedly by her husband, 41-year-old Naveed Ahmed. Tahira had been stabbed, had both her arms broken, and her head cut off. The couple, who have two children aged six and 12, had been married for 14 years.

Also in London, police launched an investigation into the origins of a sign telling dog owners to stay
out of a park because it is “an Islamic area now” and “Muslims don’t like dogs.”

Meanwhile, it emerged that taxpayer money could be used to help fund a new mosque for the Muslim community in Belfast, according to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. The move came after a local pastor named James McConnell denounced Islam as “Satanic” and a “doctrine spawned in hell.”

McGuinness said he and First Minister Peter Robinson, who visited the Islamic Centre in south Belfast in June, “absolutely accepted” that the 4,000-strong Muslim community “is entitled to a mosque, if a proper site can be found which is suitable for them.”

McGuinness said McConnell’s remarks were “shameful” and could affect investments in Belfast. “This will impact, if not handled correctly by us, on our prospects of attracting foreign direct investment,” McGuinness said. “The story travelled all round the world, and I think that it was very damaging.”

In a bid to reverse negative stereotypes of Muslims in the UK, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association in Devon and Cornwall in southwestern
England launched an advertising campaign in June to promote “positive awareness of Islam.”

The campaign involved banners displaying Muslim messages of peace on a fleet of more than 100 city buses. Under the slogan of “loyalty, freedom, equality, respect, peace” the community also launched a website: LoveForAllHatredForNone.org.

A regional president of the group, Muhammad Noman, said: “A true Muslim can never raise his voice in hatred against his fellow
citizens, nor against the ruling authority or government of the time. He should remain loyal and fully abide by the laws of the land of which he is a subject.”

More news about Islam in Britain during June 2014 can be found here.

In Cyprus on June 3, Turkish Cypriot mufti Talip Atalay recited a prayer at the reopening ceremony of the Taht-el kale mosque in Nicosia, which had been closed for more than 50 years. Atalay visited the mosque after an invitation from the Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II as part of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process promoted by the Swedish government.

In the Czech Republic, President Miloš Zeman refused to apologize for comments he made during a speech at the Israeli Embassy in
Prague on May 26 at a reception to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day.

Quoting several verses from the Koran that call on Muslims to kill Jews, Zeman said that Islam was to blame for the attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that killed four people. He also said:

“There is a term, political correctness. This term I consider to be a euphemism for political cowardice. Therefore, let me not be cowardly.”

The new Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC], Iyad Ameen Madani, condemned Zeman’s speech, saying, “It is only appropriate that President Miloš Zeman apologizes to the millions of Muslims worldwide for his deeply offensive and hateful anti-Islam statements.”

An OIC statement said:

“The Secretary General reiterated that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance and that terrorism should not be equated to any race or religion; a stance upheld by all major UN texts on the subject of countering terrorism. He added that the OIC countries share a profound respect for all religions and condemn any message of hatred and intolerance.”

On June 10, a spokesman for the Czech government said Zeman would not be apologizing for his statements. “President Zeman definitely does not intend to apologize. For the president would consider it blasphemy to apologize for the quotation of a sacred Islamic text.”

The Gates of Vienna blog summed
it up this way: “As far as I am aware, Miloš Zeman is the first Western head of state ever to tell the OIC to go jump in a lake. So this is an historic occasion.”

In Denmark, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) revealed that at least 100 Danish jihadists (both male and female) have left Denmark to fight in Syria, and that at least 15 of them have been killed.

The information was made public during a June 23 seminar entitled, “Syria and the Danish Prevention Model,” organized by the PET’s Center for Terror Analysis (CTA). Some 100 representatives from the Danish police, civil society and the media attended the event.

According to the CTA, the majority of Danish jihadists are young Sunni Muslims (aged 16-25), including Danish converts to Islam. The CTA said most of the jihadists have links to Islamic communities in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense.

“Those returning from the conflict have been trained in military skills that can be used to carry out a terrorist attack in Denmark or
against Danish interests abroad,” CTA said. “They can also use their status to recruit new members to the group and new warriors to the conflict.”

On June 14, Danish police raided a mosque in the Vibevej district of Copenhagen after a passerby allegedly saw weapons being carried into the complex. Four men were arrested during the operation.

On June 5, Denmark issued an international arrest warrant for four jihadists who were filmed shooting at effigies of six prominent Danish critics of Islam.

In the video, which was recorded in Syria and first surfaced in August 2013, the men fired their guns at effigies of former PET secret
agent Morten Storm, free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, former MP Naser Khader, the imam Ahmed Akkari, former prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard.

Danish authorities said that under Danish anti-terror laws the shootings are illegal; they also conceded that some of the jihadists may
already be dead.

Meanwhile, Denmark’s largest mosque opened on June 19 in the Rovsingsgade district of Copenhagen after receiving a 150 million kroner (€20.1 million, $27.2 million) endowment from Qatar.

Not a single Danish politician of note attended the inauguration ceremony of the 6,700-square-meter (72,000-square-foot) complex, which houses a mosque, a cultural center, a television studio and a fitness center.

In Finland, the Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) on June 19 said it was investigating a suspected Finnish female jihadist who posed with weapons and published threats against Shia Muslims on Facebook.

The photo uploaded to Facebook shows a burqa-clad figure posing with an assault rifle, and brandishing what is claimed to be a suicide bomb. A comment on the page—written in Finnish—says the woman has come to Syria because “there are lots of Shias to kill.”

On June 12, a spokesman for SUPO revealed that around 40 people have travelled from Finland to Syria to join Islamist groups there. He also said that around 200 individuals in Finland are believed to be at risk of radicalization.

On June 9, Finnish media reported the death of a 23-year-old jihadist from Espoo, the second-largest city in Finland, who had been fighting in Syria since December 2012. The man, of Somali background, had moved to Finland at the age of two. If the death is confirmed, he would be the third Finnish citizen to die in the fighting in Syria.

In France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls on June 3 increased the government’s estimate of the number of French nationals fighting in Syria to 800, including about 30 who have died in the conflict.

Valls told BFMTV that these jihadists pose an unprecedented threat to France. “We have never before faced a challenge of this kind,” Valls said. “It is
without any doubt the most serious threat we face. We have to ensure the surveillance of hundreds and hundreds of French or European individuals who are today fighting in Syria.”

In Iceland, the head of the Muslim Association of Iceland, Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, on June 2 said that final preparations are being made for the design of the country’s first mosque, set to be built on a plot of land in the Sogamýri district of Reykjavík.

The future of mosque has been in doubt since May 23, when the leader of the Progressive Party in Reykjavík, Sveinbjörg Birna
Sveinbjörnsdóttir, said she wanted to reverse the city council’s controversial decision to grant the plot of land to the Muslims free of charge. She now says the issue should be voted on in a public referendum. After her remarks, support for the Progressive Party in Reykjavík increased and the party secured two seats in municipal elections that were held on May 31.

The founder of the Muslim Association, Salman Tamimi, said he would file a lawsuit against individuals who left anti-mosque comments on an online article about the mosque controversy published by the newspaper Visir on June 1. Tamimi’s lawyer, Helga Vala Helgadóttir, said it was important to take a stand against hate speech.

In Italy, authorities on June 17 said the Italian Navy had rescued almost 600 migrants from boats in the Strait of Sicily between Italy and Africa as part of the Mare Nostrum [“Our Sea”] search and rescue operation, launched in October 2013.

On June 9, roughly 1,300 migrants were ushered to safety at the merchant port of Taranto after being rescued at sea off the coast of
Sicily.

More than 50,000 migrants crossed to Italy during the first six months of 2014, more than the total for the whole of 2013.

 

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Breaking News: Obama Yells at Netanyahu, Tries to Bully Him, Issues Orders to Israel to Stand Down

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Obama Angry with Israel, Shouts at Netanyahu
Hat/Tip to the Tea Party News Network & The Right Scoop.

In this transcript of the phone call, we have to call it an alleged transcript for now, does Barack Obama cross the line? Is he really siding with the Terrorists, did he really tell Israel to stop defending herself??

Barack Obama: I demand that Israel agrees to an immediate, unilateral ceasefire and halt all offensive activities, in particular airstrikes.

Benjamin Netanyahu: And what will Israel receive in exchange for a ceasefire?

BO: I believe that Hamas will cease its rocket fire — silence will be met with silence.

BN: Hamas broke all five previous ceasefires. It’s a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel.

BO: I repeat and expect Israel to stop all its military activities unilaterally. The pictures of destruction in Gaza distance the world from Israel’s position.

BN: Kerry’s proposal was completely unrealistic and gives Hamas military and diplomatic advantages.

BO: Within a week of the end of Israel’s military activities, Qatar and Turkey will begin negotiations with Hamas based on the 2012 understandings, including Israel’s commitment to removing the siege and restrictions on Gaza.

BN: Qatar and Turkey are the biggest supporters of Hamas. It’s impossible to rely on them to be fair mediators.

BO: I trust Qatar and Turkey. Israel is not in the position that it can choose its mediators.

BN: I protest because Hamas can continue to launch rockets and use tunnels for terror attacks –

BO: (interrupting Netanyahu) The ball’s in Israel’s court, and it must end all its military activities.

Additionally, a member of the Knesset, Danny Danon told Newsmax that President Obama shouted at Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, taking a hard line and actually siding with Hamas.

Danny Danon, member of Knesset in Israel, told Newsmax today that when Obama called Netanyahu, he yelled at him, telling him what to do and what not to do.

Danon said that Obama wasn’t speaking to the leader of the Taliban, that he was speaking to the leader of the state of Israel and this is no way to treat the leader of an ally.

Here is the interview of Former Deputy Minister of Defense and member of the Knesset (Likud Party), Danny Danon with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV. At around the 3 minute, 10 second mark, he talks of the phone call between Netanyahu and Obama, in which Obama shouted at the Prime Minister.

So there it is. The same President Obama that licked Putin’s boots, promised him “more flexibility,” and backs down all day long from the man, finally decides to grow a pair when it comes to our staunchest ally in the Middle East???

Come on, Obama. Show at least a shred of class, and just resign.

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Hamas Says No to Two State Solution

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Khaled Meshaal, Political Leader of Hamas

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

Hamas Chief: We Have No Current Plans To “Coexist” With Israel…

Okay, not exactly news. But it needs to be reported. Too bad the MSM won’t do their job, it’s much easier to blame Israel.

Via Business Insider:

Khaled Meshaal, the political leader of Hamas, said in a recent interview that he has no plans to “coexist” with Israel as it is structured right now.

“No. I do not want to live with a state of occupiers,” Mashaal said when directly asked if he wants to “coexist” with Israel or recognize the country “as a Jewish state.”

Mashaal made his remarks in an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose. The network provided reporters a partial transcript of the conversation, which is scheduled to air in full Monday night.

Read the full story.

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Hamas Mega-Attack Planned Through Gaza Terror Tunnels

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A Palestinian sits in a smuggling tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah. (Credit: Reuters//Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today by the Israeli daily Maariv.

The Hamas plan consisted of what was to be a surprise attack in which 200 fighters would be dispatched through each of dozens of tunnels dug by Hamas under the border from Gaza to Israel, and seize kibbutzim and other communities while killing and kidnapping Israeli civilians.

Israeli soldiers already frustrated a surprise assault by Hamas through one tunnel from Gaza into the Eshkol district of Israel on July 19. The Hamas fighters escaped back into the tunnel, but the clash cost the lives of two Israel Defense Force [IDF] troops.

An IDF paratrooper officer emerges from a Hamas cross-border tunnel that his unit discovered, July 20, 2014. (Image source: IDF)
An IDF paratrooper officer emerges from a Hamas cross-border tunnel that his unit discovered, July 20, 2014. (Image source: IDF)

Israel has reportedly discovered at least 30 tunnels, and has destroyed several of them by employing bulldozers. IDF excavation of the tunnels has resulted in the seizure of tons of Hamas supplies, as well as the discovery of plans for future operations. Clearly, the network of tunnels — using hundreds of tons of concrete that might otherwise have been used by the Palestinians for building homes, shopping malls, parks, schools, hospitals and libraries — indicates that Hamas had been preparing for an ongoing conflict for at least a year. According to the reports, each tunnel has arteries, veins, offshoots, and offshoots of the offshoots in intricate and complex arrangements. As one Israeli spokesman said, “There are two Gazas, one above ground and one below ground: an underground terrorist city.”

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The Best Friend Hamas Ever Had

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“Qatar is Hamas’s biggest and most important financier, a role it plays as well for ISIS, al Nusra, the Muslim Brotherhood and various jihadist groups in Libya.” – Caroline Glick

“When it comes to American relations with our Israeli allies and our Islamic-supremacist enemies, you can always rely on Obama to do the wrong thing.” – Andrew C. McCarthy

“I’ve got two years left in this presidency, I want to get a whole bunch of stuff done.” – Barack Obama

Obama ain’t fooling anyone; at least, not anyone who doesn’t want to be fooled — which is usually the eternally gullible American liberal, always ready to be fleeced by any glib left-wing illusionist whose only real talent is making other people’s coins and freedoms disappear.

But what the Obama administration, that cabal of pro-Muslim socialist conspirators unaccountably placed in power by an apparently suicidal American electorate, would really like to see vanish, other than world capitalism, is the State of Israel. Which is why they’ve spent the last six years scheming to depose any and all secular Middle-Eastern tyrants (as worthy of deposition as such self-aggrandizing thugs may have been) and funneling billions of dollars in cold cash and hot weaponry to equally if not more tyrannical and thuggish Islamists.

There’s a reason why America’s Mohammedans approve of Obama by 72%: they know a brother when they see one.

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Two American-born IDF Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

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July 20, 2014: This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, one of two American-born Israeli soldiers killed in fighting between the IDF and Hamas in the Gaza Strip Sunday. (Photo courtesy Israel Defense Forces)

Two American-born Israeli soldiers were killed during the first days of Gaza fighting between Israel and Hamas. Very sad.  My thoughts and prayers are with their families. May the loss of life be few during this war or fight in Gaza.

Hat/Tip to Fox News:

Two American-born soldiers for the Israeli Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip, their families confirmed Sunday. 

Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. Steinberg, whose family lives in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, was a sharpshooter for the Golani Brigade. He was one of 13 Israeli soldiers killed in fighting Sunday during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

 Earlier Sunday, the IDF said in a statement that Sgt. Nissim Sean Carmeli, 21, was killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. Carmeli was from South Padre Island, Texas, said Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Southwest Maya Kadosh. She said Carmeli moved to Israel four years ago and added that the consulate helped his family get a flight there Sunday.

Late Sunday, the State Department also confirmed the soldiers’ deaths, but made no further statement.

 

You can read more about the two soldiers here.
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