Quote of the day!

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present.

--- Golda Meir

KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wednesday's Hero: Pfc. Donny Eslinger & Smoke

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Cindy



Pfc. Donny Eslinger & Smoke
 
Pfc. Donny Eslinger & Smoke
20 years old from Jemison, Alabama
1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Bravo Company


U.S. Army

It was a mission just as important as any other they had encountered during their time in Afghanistan.
This time the 1-24 Infantry Battalion of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team were determined to reunite soldier Donny Eslinger - who was seriously injured in a mortar attack in September - with a puppy he rescued during his deployment called Smoke.
And now it is Smoke's turn to rescue Donny, says his father Seminole County sheriff Don Eslinger Sr, who reunited the puppy with his owner today.
When Donny, who was serving in Afghanistan, encountered the pup in August he fell in love with him and stashed him in his backpack to hike back to camp.


You can read more about Pfc. Eslinger here and here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look.

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The Last Day

Hat Tip to Israel Matzav

February 2013. An Iranian nuclear bomb hits Israel.



There are no words that can describe this short film, but given the policy of the Obama Regime and the UN it WILL happen!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Occupy Protests: It's a Federal Case

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



With this weekend's violence in Oakland, it is time to look into the national aspect of this phenomena from a law enforcement point of view. Can anyone seriously say that there is no national coordination going on here with these disruptions? From New York to Oakland to Los Angeles and beyond, it is one case of violence, public disorder, destruction and disruption after another. The question is will our Justice Department under Eric Holder seriously investigate it?

First of all, there is every reason to suspect that there is a link between the activists and the Democratic Party. Nancy Pelosi has publicly stated that she supports the protesters "when they speak truth to power". She also made her infamous, "God bless them" statement. President Obama, no less, said that he "can empathize with the protests". Nowhere do you see posters or chants attacking Obama or the Democratic Party.

In addition, I can name right off the top of my head three national organizations that have jumped into the Occupy Movement; SEIU, CAIR and the National Lawyers Guild, the latter of which was created in the 1930s as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA. Its Los Angeles director, James Lafferty, has not only taken a leading role in the LA protests, but was arrested in New York.

The point of the matter is this; if Occupy leaders are coordinating across state lines to cause disruption and violence, that is where federal law enforcement should step in. Let me note that I do not see a dangerous parallel with the civil rights protests of the 1960s when the FBI was wiretapping Martin Luther King under orders from J. Edgar Hoover. King's protests resulted in local arrests because he was engaging in civil disobedience of unconstitutional laws, but nowhere did King and his followers engage in violence. They did not throw rocks at police. They did not forcibly take over buildings. They never tried to shut down a sea port by forcibly occupying it. They did not assault people or cause property damage.

As for what is happening today, local law enforcement does not have the tools to go beyond making arrests at the local level. When it comes to any form of national coordination of violence , it requires a federal agency to effectively coordinate across state lines to investigate it.

That is why we have federal agencies to begin with. For example, if a local drug dealer is standing on an Oakland street corner selling drugs to addicts, that is a case for the Oakland police. But when that seller is connected to a larger dealer who is obtaining his heroin supplies from another dealer in New York, now you need a federal agency like DEA, which can coordinate together effectively to take down what is a national trafficking organization,.

Can anyone seriously argue that the Occupy movement, which has long ago crossed from peaceful protest to violence and disruption, is a spontaneous, local phenomena with no national coordination?  Hardly.

It is past time that the Department of Justice started to investigate this movement on a national level. The RICO statute may be the appropriate tool. It is possible that the FBI is already looking into it, but if so, are they on a tight leash with this politically-oriented Justice Department under Eric Holder?

Final comment on Oakland: It is time for some serious charges that carry some serious prison time for those who were arrested.

The Bravery Of Fakistinians!

Oh how brave, how strong, how great Hakem Awad is.  His mother praises his actions, his fighting ability, his great warrior skills.  Just listen to her:



The following is the full transcript of the greetings on PA TV:
PA TV host: "We have a call from the family of prisoner Hakim Awad."

Mother of Hakim Awad: "I thank you for connecting me with my son, because I and all of the family are prevented for security reasons [from visiting him].

Host: "Go ahead, sister, we can convey your voice."

Mother of Hakim Awad: "My greetings to dear Hakim, the apple of my eye, from the village of Awarta, 17 years old, who carried out the operation in Itamar (i.e., killing of 5 Fogel family members), sentenced to 5 life sentences and another 5 years, in prison."

Aunt of Hakim Awad: "I'm the sister of prisoner Hassan Awad and of Salah Awad; [I am] Um Habib, from the village of Awarta. My warm greetings to all the great heroic prisoners, to my brother Hassan Awad, head of the village council; to my brother Salah Awad, the heroic prisoner journalist; to the heroic, resolute prisoner, the lion, Yazid Awad, my nephew; and to my nephew Hakim Awad, the hero, the legend."

Host: "We [PA TV], for our part, also convey our greetings to them."

Aunt of Hakim Awad: "I dedicate this song to Hassan Awad, Yazid Awad, Hakim Awad, and Salah Awad, in prison:
'My brother, in solitary confinement, your voice calls to me
You dare not throw down the rifle
That is what the homeland asked of me
In your eyes, we are all self-sacrificing fighters.
I convey greetings to the sound of the bullets of Ahmad Sa'adat and Hakim Awad.'"
Host: "Thank you for being with us, the family of prisoners Hassan and Salah Awad of Awarta."
In reality this creature gave birth to the being that did this:



 Hadas Fogel was 3-months old when Hakem Awad decapitated her.  Such a great act of bravery.  Such courage.  She must have put up a great fight.  What did she do?  Cry. spit. pee all over him.

Taken from us too soon.  May G-d Avenger Her Death!

We have to expect this from the Fakistinians.  They are so inbred that actions like these are considered valid.  You cannot expect intelligence from the lot.  But why is the left so silent on this?  They aren't inbred.  They aren't born stupid.  They are just taught that no matter what a Fakistinian does, it is acceptable.

Bring It On Baby!

Rep. Allen West (R Fl) spoke at the Lincoln Day Dinner on 28 Jan 2012 in Florida:



"This is a battlefield, that we must stand upon. We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, (audience boos) and my dear friend the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, we need to let them know that Florida ain't on the table," West said. "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."

Oh How I Love This Man!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Convictions in Canadian Honor-Killing

By  Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



A Canadian court has convicted three members of an Afghan immigrant family for first-degree murder, a case in which four female members of the family were murdered. The below report from CNN tells the story.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/29/world/americas/canada-honor-murder/index.html?section=cnn_latest

This case has aroused wide publicity in Canada. It is a classic case of honor-killing. The husband was infuriated at his three daughters, who were rebellious and embracing a freer Western life style. Mr Shafia's first wife was also killed because it was believed she was facilitating the daughters' rebellious behavior.

The verdict sends an important message to the rest of the country. That is that certain traditions, customs and beliefs are not acceptable in a free country that demands equality for all.

It is also a reason why shariah law must not be allowed to gain any kind of foothold in Western countries. The US and Europe have also experienced "honor-killings". It is one aspect of shariah that has no place in Western society. The point is this: Murder is murder and will be treated as such. There can be no allowances made for any religious beliefs that immigrants may bring with them from their countries of origin. In many of their previous countries, great consideration is given to the idea of honor-killing. This results in lenient sentences for the offenders. That cannot happen here.

If we allow shariah law to gain a foothold in our country, it will only grow. It is unacceptable for us to leave Muslim immigrants to the mercy of shariah within their own families or communities when it is in direct violation of our own laws and constitution. In Great Britain, local shariah courts have been allowed to operate in civil property matters. At the same time, there are loud demands from people like Anjem Choudary and his radical groups that shariah become the law of the land. In Choudary's own words, that means honor-killings, stonings, death to homosexuals, and apostates from Islam. Great Britain has allowed the camel to get his nose under the proverbial tent.

I absolutely do not mean to imply that all or even most Muslim immigrants want to practice these things in America. Many came here to escape that type of oppresion. I am of the opinion that most Muslims realize that these things are not part of American culture, are contrary to American law, and are conducting their lives accordingly. Yet, honor-killings have, indeed, occurred in the US- in Buffalo, St Louis, Phoenix, and other places. They are isolated incidents,and the victims themselves are Muslims, but the justice must be sure. Everyone in this country is guaranteed certain rights to life. That includes rebellious wives and daughters, gays, and people deciding to change religions or just abandon a religion. We cannot turn a blind eye to these practices and allow people to be victimized in the name of multi-culturalism.



Saturday, January 28, 2012

Malmo: 1945 and 2012


Gary Fouse
Fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com










Hat tip to Jihad i Sverige (Jihad in Sweden)

From the Swedish-language site Jihad i  Sverige, I am cross-posting (and translating) an announcement of a feature film that is showing this weekend in Sweden about the arrival in Malmo, Sweden of Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. A 2-minute trailer is also available in English at the below link (Hoppets Hamn) The film is appearing as part of Europe's observation of Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27).


Malmö
Idag antisemitismens huvudstad
i Sverige. Då: Hoppets hamn för tusentals
överlevande...Malmo

Today the capital of anti-Semitism in Sweden
Then: harbor of Hope for thousands of survivors
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Våren och sommaren 1945 anländer
nästan 30 000 överlevare från de
tyska koncentrationslägren till Sverige.
På kajen i Malmö hamn upplever de
sina första ögonblick av frihet.
Det är där livet börjar igen.

In the spring and summer of 1945, almost 30,000 survivors of German concentration camps arrived in Sweden. On the quais of Malmo's harbor, they experienced their first view of freedom. It was there that life began again.
**
Filmfotograferna är på plats och i en
journalfilm ser vi den leende, tioåriga
flickan Irene, som precis stigit av
färjan. I samma film möter vi nyfödda Ewa
när hon bärs iland av sin utmattade
mamma, stöttad av en Röda Kors-syster.

Film photographers were at the scene, and in a news film we see the smiling, ten-year-old girl, Irene, just when she gets off the ferry. In the same film, we meet the new-born Ewa as she is carried by her exhausted mother, supported by a Red Cross nurse.  
**
Hoppets hamn lär vi också känna ton-
åringen Joe, som anländer till Sverige
efter att ha förlorat sin familj.
Han blir god vän med den 15-årige Röda
Kors-volontären Stig från Malmö och
deras möte kommer att förändra Joes liv.

In Hope's Harbor, we also meet the teenager, Joe, who arrives in Sweden after losing his family. He becomes good friends with 15-year-old Red Cross volunteer Stig from Malmo, and their meeting will change Joe's life.
**
Magnus Gerttens nya långfilms-
dokumentär berättar dessa överlevare
om frihetens ögonblick och om frågorna
de burit med sig ända sedan kriget.
Samtidigt är det en film om den hjälpande
hand som Malmö och Sverige räckte fram
till dom som kom levande ur koncen-
trationslägren

Magnus Gertten's new feature film documentary tells us about the survivors at freedom's moment and about questions they carry since the war. At the same time, this is a film about the helping hand that Malmo and Sweden extended to those who came as survivors from concentration camps.
**
Hoppets Hamn visas denna helgen i SvT2
SVT2 fre 27 jan kl 15.50
SVT2 lör 28 jan kl 14.30
SVT2 sön 29 jan kl 00.55

Hope's Harbor will be shown this holiday on SvT2
SVT2 Friday, 27 January. 15:50 
SVT2@ Saturday, 28 January 14:30
SVT2, Sunday, 29 January 00:55
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As Jihad i Sverige points out at the top, Malmo today is no longer hope's harbor, rather it is the capital of Swedish anti-Semitism. The Jewish community is leaving Malmo as fast as it can get out, unable to deal with the harassment, assaults and vandalism it suffers from Malmo's Muslim immigrant population, which makes up some 25% of the city's population, and has turned the Rosengard section into a "no-go zone."

And what support do the Jews get from Malmo's mayor, Ilmar Reepalu? None. His attitude is that the Jews are welcome to leave since he identifies them with Israel, a nation he despises. He is a disgrace.

Endangered Species



Recent developments, according to the (Irish) Independent:

Dozens killed in attacks on Nigerian Christians
"A FRESH wave of violence against churchgoers in Nigeria has left at least 27 people dead and heightened fears over security in Africa 's most populous country.

The religiously motivated massacres -- three since last Thursday -- targeted Christians in Mubi and Gombe, towns in the north-east where a state of emergency was declared by President Goodluck Jonathan last week. Some 17 other deaths have been reported in other regions.

There is growing concern that the government's inability to tackle the rising levels of sectarian violence, blamed on radical Islamic group Boko Haram , may result in hundreds of people fleeing their homes.

The group is now carrying out weekly attacks on churches and police stations in northern and central areas.
Islamic clerics who speak out against the violence have been assassinated."-more

And from Ecumenical News International there's this:
Sudan churches encounter more hostility after independence

Christians and churches in Sudan are facing increased restrictions and hostility, since the secession of the southern part of the country six months ago, according to some church leaders.

The leaders are highlighting arrests and abduction of Christians and threats directed at clergy, while warning of more challenges when the country implements Sharia (Islamic law).

“Restrictions in Sudan are not new, but we are worried things are getting harder since the secession of the south. With Sharia law we expect things to get even harder,” the Rev. Mark Akec Cien, the Sudan Council of Churches, deputy general secretary of the told ENInews on Jan. 20 in a telephone interview."-more
In Pakistan Christian women are kidnapped, raped, forced to convert to Islam and then forced to marry their rapist.  Others are brought up on false blasphemy charges and executed.  We send billions of dollars to Pakistan yet they won't even grant the basic human right of freedom of worship.

In Iran Pastor Joseph Nadarkhani is being tortured as you read this.  Being tortured so that he will renounce Christianity and embrace Islam. And we are being told by Muslims that there is no compulsion in religion.

In Indonesia no church is allowed to operate without government approval and special taxes (Jizya) paid to the government.  Churches have been burnt by angry Muslim mobs.

All over the world Christians are being persecuted. Yet President Barack Hussein Obama is quiet on this.  Not one word in his latest State of the Union.  Yet President Obama will speak loudly if a Mosque is not being built or one of his Harvard buddies hit a cop.

We cannot be silent!  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states this:
Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 16.

(2) Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.

Article 18.

Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
To become a member of the United Nation every nation had to agree to these principles.  It is time that the world enforce the meaning of them on the offending nations, or throws them out of the United Nations.

It is time to speak up loudly for those being persecuted for their faith and ignoring those who claim persecution when there is none.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Citizenship

Today on the Post It's 2012 at Maggie's Notebook, the following was posted as a comment by ljcarolyne:
One question a little off subject but very important to all here on Maggie’s Notebook:
Georgia citizens today delivered sworn testimony to a court that Barack Obama is slam-dunk disqualified from having his name on the 2012 presidential ballot in the state, because his father never was a U.S. Citizen, which prevents him from qualifying as a “natural-born citizen” as the U.S. Constitution requires for a president.

Can anyone answer the question of whether Obama is eligible to appeal? Or did he loose that right once he failed to appear and the court defaulted the court case? I would guess it depends on the laws in Georiga, and or if Obama a can request a contested hearing to determine if he committed an infraction. How could he say he did not show up because of his duty as president? With something like a national security issue, when he was on the tarmac in Las Vegas for his re-election campaign, when he was supposed to be in court!
An excellent question. First we must define what is a citizen and what is the difference between Naturalized, Native and Natural Born Citizen.

Naturalized Citizen: A person who immigrated to the United States legally, remained here working, living, paying taxes etc... for 5 years, didn't commit a crime, took a citizenship test and passed, took an English proficiency test (and passed), and was sworn in as a citizen.

This is John Doel of Our Big Fat Short Underbelly being sworn in:



John was originally from New Zealand and is now a very proud citizen of the United States preparing to vote for the first time in an American election. John is a Naturalized Citizen.

Native Born Citizen: Is a person who was born in the United States but one or both of his or her parents were not citizens at the time of his or her birth. My grandparents were NOT citizens when my father was born (New York City, NY 1910) he was considered by the US government as a Native Born Citizen. He was considered a citizen but his parents weren't citizens at the time of his birth. When my Aunt Marie was born, my grandparents were citizens and she was considered a

Natural Born Citizen: A person who was born in the United States and both of his or her parents are citizens. I am a Natural Born Citizen since both of my parents were citizens when I was born. Further, if a child is born to 2 American citizens (who had lived in the US for at least 14 years beforehand) and is born outside the US, he or she is considered a Natural Born Citizen.

Now for President Obama's problem:

The Constitution is very explicit on this:

Article II - The Executive Branch Note
Section 1 - The President
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
A Natural Born Citizen is written, Barack Obama is a Native born citizen. Legally he can argue that idea but he has lost all credibility with the Georgia court. He was issued a subpoena from a valid of US court, higher courts ruled that he cannot ignore the subpoena, and he did not show. He had no valid reason not to show, if he had been ill, death in the family, etc...he could have been excused. But by ignoring the subpoena he has in effect committed contempt of court. The judge in this case can issue a Bench Warrant for his arrest, and/or ignore all arguments from his attorneys, or both. I have no idea if a Bench Warrant has been issue, and I don't believe he has legal representation in the court. Thus the Plaintiffs will win by default and the Judge will order the name of Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. off the ballot in the State of Georgia. If this happens, other states will follow suit.

If that happens you can bet that President Obama will have his attorneys file suit in Federal Court and appeal the decision. It will be interesting to watch this unfold. Especially if many other states follow suit.

The ramifications can be far-flung. Everything from treaties he has signed, laws he has signed, appointees to the courts, etc... could be removed from the records due to Obama being declared an invalid President.

Joe Biden would become the 45th President of the United State:

Article 2 - The Executive Branch
Section 1 - The President

In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
Why didn't he show up in court instead of shaking hands on the Tarmac in Las Vegas? You are talking about the most narcissistic President we have ever had. A man who believes the laws of the land do not apply to him. I do hope that judge issued a Bench Warrant for him. I'd love to see his face when they lead him away in handcuffs.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

International Holocaust Rememberance Day

Not to be confused with the Jewish Holiday Yom HaShoah, the day Jews around the world mourn for the 6 million plus who were murdered by the Nazis.  This is the day that the "World" has set aside to remember those murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.  This day is ignored by the Muslims, Africans. South Americans, and Asians.  To these people the Holocaust never happened, but if it did the Jews wanted it, but if they didn't want it they deserved it any way.  (Choose the excuse you want.)

Just a few of the millions of pictures showing what happened:







The Germans were proud of their handiwork, it was only after they were defeated that they cried "I didn't know!"  They knew, especially those who lived near the camps.  How could they not know?  The smell alone would give the camps away.

Once again the world will give lip service to those who were murdered and condemn their descendants living and bleeding in Israel.  Once again anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head with governments either ignoring it or giving approval to the practice (Like Ilmar Reepalu, Mayor of Malmo, Sweden or Mike Bloomber, Mayor of New York City).

While the world will ignore this, we cannot.  And we can never stop saying:

NEVER AGAIN!!!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Leopard Will Change His Spots

Book of Obama Chapter 13

And the Holy One, anointed by Holy Chief of Justice, John of Roberts, returned to the Dome of the Capital, dressed in the Holy suit and tie and addressed the assembled chapter of the Congress, the Holy Justices of the land, the members of the anointed Cabinet and guests from near and far, the Anointed One, Wearer of the Mantle of Power, spoke:
I ended the war in Iraq, I killed the evil bin Laden, and personally I welcomed all the soldiers home from Iraq. I am the Holy One, the President and I can do everything.  I have brought peace to the world, the world respects us better now than at any time, I will end the war in Afghanistan too.  For I am the Messiah of the World.

I want all of you, My slaves oops My people to remember what I did for you after World War 2.  My Grandfather who fought with Patton (and liberated Auschwitz) and My Grandmother who built the entire US Navy by herself, got to go to college for nothing.  They built the US to its greatness all by themselves.

But now I see that you have done everything to destroy Me.  You have overspent, you have destroyed My credit (and yours), you have bought homes that you could not afford.  But I am here.  I will pay your mortgages.  I will refinance your mortgages.  I will make it all better.  I am your Savior.

I will prevent jobs from going overseas.  I will investigate businesses who outsource their jobs to China.  (That is until Warren Buffet tells Me to stop.)  There will be no more bailouts for banks, for Wall Street, for anyone, except for Unions.  I saved the auto industry.  No one helped Me.  And they are stronger now than before.  (Sorry about the Volt thing.)  I will make other nations have an equal playing field with Me I am the equalizer.

I will tax the rich higher.  And I will tax everyone else higher too.  I will change the tax code.  I am Omnipotent I can and will do all.

I salute America's teachers.  I stand by your unions.  I will throw more money to you so you can indoctrinate the children.  I want a law saying that a child must stay in school until either he or she graduates or turns 18.  That way I can have them indoctrinated to be our slaves.  I will find a way to destroy the home schools, the private schools (But not the ones My daughters attend.), and the religious schools.  Everyone will learn the same, think the same, live the same.  Everyone will get free college under Me.  (Except to the "good" schools.)

I will give citizenship to every immigrant to the United States.  It matters not to Me if they are legally here or not.  And I demand that this be done before the November elections (I need the votes.).

I will create jobs in energy.  I will have the oil fields opened up.  (Until the environmentalists either go to court or demand that I stop.)  I demand that we develop alternate energy (The people who created Solyndra have given Me more money.  I need to give them more government funds.)  Under Me the United States has imported less oil than in the last 16 years.  (Not really but if you tell a lie long and loud enough the sheeple will believe it.)

I will clear away all the Red Tape, all the government regulations that hold business down.  But only until I am re-elected.  Then not only will it all return but I will impose stricter restrictions upon the land.

Under My leadership the Muslim world has undergone transformations.  I was the cause of the Arab Spring, the Arab renewal, the Muslim revival.  This is all good in My eye.  I will remove Assad from Syria, nukes from Iran and Jews from Palestine.  I will defeat the evil Netanyahu and replace him with the moderate Abbas.  There will be peace through out the land, for under Me all will drink the Kool-Aid and sing the Kumbaya.  Under Me all men, all women will live in peace.  There will be peace, the peace of Islam and the joy of the jizya.  This I will demand of the world.
Upon listening to this the people turned to each other and wondered why the Anointed One didn't do any of these things when He first came into office.  They saw what He had done and shook their heads.  In a loud voice they shouted:

NOT THIS TIME!


Ohio State University Newspaper Ad


Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip to Frontpage Magazine


David Horowitz's Freedom Center has placed an ad in THE Ohio State University newspaper (The Lantern) that has the little rascals all riled up. It lists former Muslim Student Association leaders of various college campuses who have gone on to join the ("lesser") jihad.  Frontpage Magazine also has a report about the controversy.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/25/ohio-state-students-mobilize-against-freedom-center-ad/

Again, I invite my Muslim readers, especially those who are involved with the Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine, to weigh in. I think we can have a respectful discussion on this topic. Does the ad stigmatize all Muslims on college campuses or even all MSU/MSA members?

What about the statement that there is a fine line between freedom of  speech and hate speech? How does this compare with statements made at UCI over the years by Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Mohammed al Asi, and others?

C'mon! It's all about dialogue.

If You Thought That Obama's Speech Was Long...

1 Shevat

On this date, as the Jewish people were completing 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses gathered the entire the nation and began his farewell address. Moses' speech would continue for 40 days until his death, as described in the Book of Deuteronomy. Moses reviewed the commandments of the Torah, gave a historical reflection, prophesied about future events, and offered poetic blessings. Also during this time, Moses wrote 13 Torah scrolls -- one for each tribe, plus one to place in the Ark of the Covenant.
And you thought that Obama was long winded.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wednesday's Hero: Maj. Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen

Maj. Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen

Maj. Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen
53 years old from Royal, Iowa
354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
June 29, 1934 - December 14, 1987

U.S. Air Force

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major Merlyn Hans Dethlefsen, United States Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, near Thai Nguyen, North Vietnam, on 10 March 1967. Major Dethlefsen was one of a flight of F-105 aircraft engaged in a fire suppression mission designed to destroy a key anti-aircraft defensive complex containing surface-to-air missiles (SAM), an exceptionally heavy concentration of anti-aircraft artillery, and other automatic weapons. The defensive network was situated to dominate the approach and provide protection to an important North Vietnam industrial center that was scheduled to be attacked by fighter bombers immediately after the strike by Major Dethlefsen's flight. In the initial attack on the defensive complex the lead aircraft was crippled, and Major Dethlefsen's aircraft was extensively damaged by the intense enemy fire. Realizing that the success of the impending fighter bomber attack on the center now depended on his ability to effectively suppress the defensive fire, Major Dethlefsen ignored the enemy's overwhelming firepower and the damage to his aircraft and pressed his attack. Despite a continuing hail of anti-aircraft fire, deadly surface-to-air missiles, and counterattacks by MIG interceptors, Major Dethlefsen flew repeated close range strikes to silence the enemy defensive positions with bombs and cannon fire. His action in rendering ineffective the defensive SAM and anti-aircraft artillery sites enabled the ensuing fighter bombers to strike successfully the important industrial target without loss or damage to their aircraft, thereby appreciably reducing the enemy's ability to provide essential war material. Major Dethlefsen's consummate skill and selfless dedication to this significant mission were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.

Maj. Dethlefson retired from the Air Force in 1977 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He died in 1987 of natural causes and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.

Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look.

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Arrest In Synagogue Firebombings

On January 11, 2012 a Synagogue in Rutherford, NJ was firebombed.  Earlier in January on the 3rd a Synagogue in Paramus, NJ was firebombed.  Today an arrest in both incidents has occurred.
HACKENSACK, N.J. – An unemployed teenager charged Tuesday with firebombing two synagogues is an anti-Semite whose hatred of Jews guided his actions, authorities said.

Anthony Graziano, of Lodi, (Pictured left) was charged with the Jan. 11 attack on a Rutherford synagogue and the Jan. 3 firebombing of a synagogue in Paramus. He was being held on $5 million bail.

The charges include nine counts of attempted murder, bias intimidation, arson and aggravated arson. The 19-year-old Graziano was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday morning.

"We have no doubt that the arson and attempted murder in Rutherford were a direct result of Mr. Graziano's hatred of people of the Jewish faith," county prosecutor John Molinelli said Tuesday.

Molinelli and other authorities didn't speculate on what may have spurred Graziano to action. They described him as a 2010 high school graduate and loner who lacked access to a car but searched for nearby synagogues on the Internet and rode his bike to the two locations and, at the Rutherford synagogue, threw several Molotov cocktails and other incendiary devices before fleeing. He is believed to have acted alone.

Graziano's father, whose name is also Anthony Graziano, told The Record newspaper that he sees his son infrequently but that his son had never said anything to suggest he had any animosity toward Jews.

He called his son a great kid but said "he's confused."

A man who answered the door at the teen's home in Lodi told The Associated Press that the young man's mother was too distraught to speak and had known nothing of his activities.

The Rutherford attack narrowly avoided causing serious injury and possibly death. According to police, the Molotov cocktails were thrown at Congregation Beth El early on Jan. 11, igniting a fire in the second-floor bedroom of Rabbi Nosson Schuman's residence. The rabbi, his wife, five children and his parents were sleeping at the time. Molinelli said Graziano knew people were in the residence when he threw the bombs.

"I'm elated," Schuman said Tuesday about the arrest. "It's been a very stressful two weeks even with police coverage at our home. We're still a little scared because obviously this guy's not normal. Maybe this will restore life back to some normality, though we will still be doing outreach to try and restore unity."

The fire at Congregation K'Hal Adath Jeshuran in Paramus was discovered on the morning of Jan. 3 when members smelled gas in the building and contacted authorities. Fire and police officials determined an accelerant had been used in the rear of the building to start a fire. The fire had quickly burned itself out, and no injuries were reported.

Molinelli speculated Tuesday that Graziano might have changed his methods after the Paramus attack, resulting in far more firepower directed at the Rutherford synagogue.

Graziano's arrest was the end result of meticulous police work combined with an alert public. Once the ingredients of the bombs used in the Rutherford attack were identified -- low-grade motor oil, duct tape, hairspray and empty bottles of raspberry Crush soda -- investigators searched for stores that sold all those items. They came up with a Wal-Mart in nearby Saddle Brook and were able to pull surveillance video showing a man buying those items on Jan. 9.

Last week, they released still photos and video and received tips that led them to Graziano late Monday at the residence where he lives with his mother and siblings. Molinelli implied that evidence taken from Graziano's residence related to the synagogue attacks wasn't the only indication of his religious views, but he declined to elaborate.

Attempted murder carries a minimum 30-year sentence upon conviction, while arson carries a 15-year maximum sentence.

In the weeks leading up to the fire bombings, anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered at synagogues in Hackensack and Maywood, according to police. Two days after the Rutherford attack, a swastika was found scrawled in a park in Fair Lawn, though police haven't said if it is connected to the other incidents.

"It is very disturbing that a hate monger was living right in our midst in Bergen County," said Etzion Neuer, acting New Jersey director of the Anti-Defamation League. "But this sends a message that it will not be tolerated."

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What is disturbing is the silence the MSM, President, Governor of NJ, and other Community Leaders.  Given the crimes and the victims I'll be surprised if this poor, unemployed, minority child will get any punishment more than a slap on the wrist.  After all that we all know who the "true" victim is here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's 2012!



We are experiencing Solar Activity on a scale we haven't seen in decades.  The Sun has come to life and is throwing a fit.
RADIATION STORM IN PROGRESS: Solar protons accelerated by this morning's M9-class solar flare are streaming past Earth. On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications. An example of satellite effects: The "snow" in this SOHO coronagraph movie is caused by protons hitting the observatory's onboard camera.

ALMOST-X FLARE AND CME (UPDATED): This morning, Jan. 23rd around 0359 UT, big sunspot 1402 erupted, producing a long-duration M9-class solar flare. The explosion's M9-ranking puts it on the threshold of being an X-flare, the most powerful kind. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the flare's extreme ultraviolet flash:


"This was amazing," he says. "It was a wonderful experience to see these stunning auroras."

NOAA forecasters estimate a 10% - 25% chance of continued geomagnetic storms tonight as effects from the CME impact subside. The odds will increase again on Jan. 24-25 as a new CME (from today's M9-clare) approaches Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.
We could experience blackouts, loss of satellite signals, even loss of television (cable) systems.
A powerful solar eruption is expected to blast a stream of charged particles toward Earth tomorrow (Jan. 24), as the strongest radiation storm since 2005 rages on the sun.

Early this morning (0359 GMT Jan. 23, which corresponds to late Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:59 p.m. EST), NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught an extreme ultraviolet flash from a huge eruption on the sun, according to the skywatching website Spaceweather.com.

According to NOAA, this is the strongest solar radiation storm since May 2005, and as a precaution, polar flights on Earth are expected to be re-routed within the next few hours, Kathy Sullivan, deputy administrator of NOAA, said today at the 92nd annual American Meteorological Society meeting in New Orleans, La.

The solar flare spewed from sunspot 1402, a region of the sun that has become increasingly active lately. Several NASA satellites, including the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), and the Stereo spacecraft observed the massive sun storm.

A barrage of charged particles triggered by this morning's solar flare is expected to hit Earth tomorrow at around 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT), according to experts at the Space Weather Prediction Center, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Scientists call these electromagnetic bursts "coronal mass ejections" (CMEs), and they are closely studied because they can produce potentially harmful geomagnetic storms when the charged particles rain down Earth's magnetic field lines.

In addition to generating stronger than normal displays of Earth's auroras (also known as the northern and southern lights), geomagnetic storms aimed directly at our planet can also disrupt satellites in orbit, cause widespread communications interference and damage other electronic infrastructures.

"There is little doubt that the cloud is heading in the general direction of Earth," Spaceweather.com announced in an alert. "A preliminary inspection of SOHO/STEREO imagery suggests that the CME will deliver a strong glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field on Jan. 24-25 as it sails mostly north of our planet."

Sunday's solar flare was rated an M9-class eruption, which placed it just on the verge of being an X-class flare, the most powerful type of solar storm. M-class sun storms are powerful but mid-range, while C-class flares are weaker.

NASA routinely monitors space weather conditions to determine any potential hazards to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Based on the agency's assessment, the six spaceflyers currently living and working on the orbiting outpost are not in any danger, said NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries.

"The flight surgeons have reviewed the space weather forecasts for the flare and determined that there are no expected adverse effects or actions required to protect the on-orbit crew," Humphries told SPACE.com in an email.

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The year is 2012 and perhaps the Disaster Gods don't wish to wait until December 21st.

You're NOT Alone!

I received this from my friend James M. Sharp
Do you shake your head in amazement every time you hear news reports that indicate that President Obama's approval ratings are somewhere near fifty percent? Do you find yourself asking, "Exactly WHO are these fifty percent?" If so, you're not alone.

If you curse each time you fill the tank on your car as you pay somewhere around $3.50 per gallon remembering that, when Obama was inaugurated, you were paying less than two dollars, you're not alone.

If you find yourself disgusted nearly every single visit to the grocery store as you see a steady increase in price or decrease in package size (or both) of most of the products that you buy every day, you're not alone.

If you've seen the value of your home continue to fall - even though the housing crisis supposedly took place several years ago, you're not alone. If you've been responsibly making your house payment while some people are receiving government-mandated loan modifications, you're not alone.

If you're sick and tired of seeing the US Justice Department shooting down state legislatures' attempts to protect their citizens from illegal aliens, you're not alone. If you find yourself wondering how Eric Holder can still have a job in the wake of the "Fast & Furious" scandal, you're not alone.

If you are outraged at the thought of South Carolina fighting a federal government that attempted to prevent Boeing Corporation from opening an aircraft plant in that state, you're not alone.

Do you find yourself in utter amazement at governmental spending programs use your hard-earned dollars for such insane items as treadmills for shrimp? Do you find it reprehensible that the executives of Solyndra got away with pilfering a half billion dollars of your money with no one being held accountable? And where did that $800 billion stimulus go. Did you stop to wonder why the unemployment rate has averaged over nine percent since Obama was inaugurated in spite of all of that money being spent? Well, my friend, you're not alone.

Have you grown discouraged by the fact that you go to work - or, if you're retired, went to work - day in and day out only to watch your elected officials give YOUR money to people that, for whatever reason, will not do for themselves? Have you paused to count the number of governmental programs that are in place to "help the less-fortunate"? Have you wondered why, in spite of all of those programs, there are still poor people? If so, you're not alone.

Take heart in the fact that you're not alone. The election of 2012 is going to go down in history as a turning point in American history.

Will you go to the polls in November to vote out of office the commander-in-chief that has presided over the most prolonged period of high unemployment since the Great Depression? The president that has managed, with a complicit Congress, in just three years, to amass a debt that eclipses the total combined debt of all of the presidents from Washington through George H.W. Bush?

If so, you're DEFINITELY not alone!


Occupy Wall Street/Desecrate A Church Or Two

Where ever the Occupy Movement goes a barbaric lifestyle goes with it.  Whether it is pooping on police cars, rapes, filth, or the growing thefts that occurred on an hourly basis. The daily outbursts of anti-semitism and hatred towards white people was accepted by these creatures.  And now they have angered the clergy.
There’s no longer room at the inn at a Manhattan church that’s sheltering Occupy Wall Streeters after a holy vessel disappeared from the altar last week.

When the Rev. Bob Brashear prepared for Sunday services at West Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th Street, he noticed parts of the bronze baptismal font were gone.

In a fire-and-brimstone message to occupiers later that day, he thundered, “It was like pissing on the 99 percent.”

In Brooklyn, at another church housing OWS protesters, an occupier urinated on a cross, according to Rabbi Chaim Gruber, who has angrily abandoned the OWS movement.

In a letter last week to OWS obtained by The Post, the rabbi fumed, “The Park Slope church housing occupiers was desecrated when an occupier peed inside the building and the pee came into contact with a cross.”

The pastor of the church did not return calls.

At West Park, Rev. Brashear walked into the church for a morning service to find the 18-inch-diameter bronze basin and lid missing from the baptismal font’s 800-pound base. Holy water — straight from the River Jordan — had been poured from the missing basin insert into the base’s bowl.

About 60 occupiers had rolled out their sleeping bags between the pews the night before as part of their evening ritual, Rev. Brashear recalled. When they returned to the church later, following the pastor’s discovery, he issued a stern warning: “You have 24 hours to find it and to come up with an amends and to come up with a plan. ‘I’m sorry and it won’t happen again’ won’t work,” he scolded.

The pastor and a worshipper finally found the missing basin tossed into a small room connected to the church. The lid is still missing. The pastor has given protesters two weeks to vacate the church.

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I really don't have a name to call them.  What do you call a creature that urinates on a crucifix or destroys a baptismal font?  I know what to call the women who brought them forth into our world:  Whore!  I wonder if these women charge by the hour or the sexual act?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The GOP Ends The Myth Of A 2-State Solution

Hat tip to Israel Matzav




For decades both parties have carried the banner of a 2-state solution to the problems of the Middle East.  And for decades Presidents of the United States have tried to force Israel into committing national suicide for the promise (not actual) of peace.  Each President has proposed many ideas for this to happen with the latest idea of Israel returning to the 1967 border and splitting Jerusalem into 2 parts coming from Barack Hussein Obama.

Finally the Republican Party (GOP) has decided that this idea isn't going to work and will not work.  They have proposed the following resolution to correct the mistakes in foreign policy that this nation has tried to impose on Israel.
AN RNC RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE NATION OF ISRAEL FOR ITS RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands under and through the oldest recorded deed as reported in the Old Testament, a tome of scripture held sacred and reverenced by Jew and Christian, alike, as the acts and words of G-d; and

WHEREAS, as the Grantor of said lands, G-d stated to the Jewish people in the Old Testament; in Leviticus, Chapter 20, Verse 24: “Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey”; and

WHEREAS, G-d has never rescinded his grant of said lands; and

WHEREAS, along with the grant of said lands to the Jewish people, G-d provided for the non-Jewish residents of the land in commanding that governance must be in one law for all without drawing distinction between Jewish and non-Jewish citizens, as contained in Leviticus 24:22, and

WHEREAS, the Nation of Israel declared its independent control and governance of said lands on May 14, 1948, with the goal of re-establishing their G-d-given lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America, having been the first country to recognize Israel as an independent nation and as Israel’s principal Mideast ally, has enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her people; and

WHEREAS, indeed, Israel is the United States of America’s greatest friend in the Mideast; and

WHEREAS, the roots of Israel and the roots of the United States of America are so intertwined that it is difficult to separate one from the other under the word and protection of almighty G-d; and

WHEREAS, there are those in the Middle East who have sought to destroy Israel from its inception as anation; and

WHEREAS, those same enemies of Israel also seek to destroy the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the United States of America and the nation of Israel have enjoyed cordial and mutually beneficial relations since 1948, a friendship that should continues to strengthen with each passing year.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Republican Nation Committee that the committee by this resolution commends the nation of Israel for its relations with the United States of America.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the members of this body support Israel in their natural and G-d-given right of self-governance and self-defense upon their own lands, recognizing that Israel is neither an attacking force nor an occupier of the lands of others; and that peace can be afforded the region only through a united Israel governed under one law for all people.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate Leadership and each of the legislatures of the states within the United States of America with the request and recommendation of this body that a similar resolution to that stated herein be proposed within their respective bodies.

Sponsor–Cindy Costa National Committeewoman South Carolina
It is for this reason that I will be voting for the GOP candidate (who ever he is, except Ron Paul) and that this nation will finally have a foreign policy not based on Alice in Wonderland but based in reality.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Obama's Growing Jewish Problem

Jews across the world are praying for a miracle.  As things go Iran should acquire a nuclear weapon sometime by January 2013 (If not sooner).  And it appears that President Sheik Barack Hussein Obama is not only allowing this, but doing it with a sense of glee.

Why not?  The way the Main Lame Stream Media act, he has already been re-elected to a 2nd term.  He doesn't need the Jewish vote, Jewish money, and can ignore the Jews.

Atlanta Jewish Times owner Andrew Adler has come up with a novel idea to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.  He suggests that the Mossad assassinate Obama.
WASHINGTON - The owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times weekly caused an uproar when he suggested that Israel consider "a hit" on US President Barack Obama "in order to preserve Israel’s existence" in case Iran obtains nuclear capabilities.

In his column, published last week, Andrew Adler laid out what he said were three options available to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in countering the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program. One of the options was to "give the go-ahead for US-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice-president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States' policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies."

The other two options, according to Adler, are to attack Hezbollah and Hamas or defy the US – which he said is willing to let Israel "take a lethal bullet."

According to Adler, who later apologized for his column, Obama has an "Alice in Wonderland" belief in diplomacy over force.

"Yes, you read '(option) three' correctly. Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel's existence. Think about it. If I have thought of this Tom Clancy-type scenario, don't you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel's most inner circles?" He wrote.

Adler went on to ask: "How far would you go to save a nation comprised of 7 million lives – Jews, Christians and Arabs alike? You have got to believe, like I do, that all options are on the table."

The publisher's comments were harshly condemned by Jewish columnists and organizations.

The president and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council, David Harris, called the column "the height of irresponsibility," "despicable" and "beyond the pale."

"This episode demonstrates just how low our political discourse has sunk," said Harris.

Dov Wilker, director of AJC Atlanta, said Adler's proposals are “shocking beyond belief.”

"While we acknowledge Mr. Adler's apology, we are flabbergasted that he could ever say such a thing in the first place. How could he even conceive of such a twisted idea?" said Wilker. "Mr. Adler surely owes immediate apologies to President Obama, as well as to the State of Israel and his readership, the Atlanta Jewish community."

Opher Aviran, Israel's consul general to the southeastern United States, said he was "shocked" by Adler's "insane" and "immoral" statement.

On Friday Adler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency "I very much regret it, I wish I hadn't made reference to it at all."

He said he would publish an apology in his next edition, and that reaction from readers had been overwhelmingly negative.

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Andrew Adler assumes that Joe (Foot-In-Mouth) Biden would be any better.  He wouldn't.  Both are cut from the same cloth and both are waiting for the day that their Muslim friends kill another 7 million Jews.

Obama and the Democrats have forgotten the NY 9th and the defeat the Democrats received.  While rich liberal Jews are donating to Obama, the average Jewish person is turning from him.  Let us just pray that the GOP doesn't shoot itself in the foot and nominate Ron Paul.

News Round Up Shabbat Edition



So much news, my fingers just might become bloodied.  Here goes:

NYC, Boston Braced...
The Obamas are thinking of having a date there.

5 MILLION WATCH CNN DEBATE [6.2 MILLION MTV 'JERSEY SHORE']
And the winner is:


USA preparing to close embassy in Syria...
The rent is too Damn High

OBAMA ORDERS FREE BIRTH CONTROL FOR ALL...
of his girlfriends

France plans Napoleonland
Right next to EuroDisney

Scientists to Pause Research on Deadly Strain of Bird Flu...
They are ordered to take aspirin, plenty of fluids and bed rest.

Palestinian officials predict third intifada coming...
Any time now, just give them a moment, temper tantrum in 3, 2, 1...

Iran shuts down shops selling Barbie dolls...
Mullahs cannot find the designer dresses for their dolls.

Hoping that you enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hate Groups on Campus


Gary Fouse
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"One person's hate speech is another person's education."



Hat tip to Frontpage

Daniel Greenfield has just published a pamphlet entitled "Muslim Hate Groups on Campus". It describes how various Muslim Student Associations, in concert with chapters for Students for Justice in Palestine, have teamed up to bring tension, hate, anti-Semitism, and violent hate speech to many university campuses.

Sadly, most of the information in Greenfield's pamphlet describes the disgraceful situation within the University of California system, particularly Berkeley and Irvine (where I teach part-time and have personally witnessed many of the incidents and hateful rhetoric over the past several years).

Frontpage Magazine has posted the text of this pamphlet, which I am cross-posting here. It is a must read

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/20/muslim-hate-groups-on-campus-2/

Hatem Bazian, who is mentioned prominently in the pamphlet, has also cast his odious shadow over the Irvine campus, where he has come to speak at the MSU annual hate-Israel events in May. He is an embarrassment to the University of California at Berkeley and the entire UC system. A couple of years ago, I confronted him about some of his alleged quotes, and he tap-danced around them.

How is it that the UC system and so many other universities in the US and Canada can allow this kind of intimidation and hate to flourish on their campuses? UC President Mark Yudof, who is also Jewish, has refused time and time again to confront this atmosphere of hate on his campuses. He only says he deplores it, but it is free speech. Similarly, his administrators at the UC campuses decry the voices of off-campus groups whose complaints are "exacerbating the situation".

Several of the incidents at Irvine mentioned in the text I have seen and heard first hand. Not only did the UCI Cross Cultural Center give an award to the MSU in spite of their numerous hateful speakers and disruption of the Oren event, but they have neglected to address anti-Semitism even when reportedly asked by Jewish students. It was after the UC San Diego event involving the Compton Cookout and a noose discovered in the UCSD  library that the head of the CCC at Irvine put out a letter expressing concern about any kind of hate crime or expression. Fair enough, but when I sent him a letter (faxed from my UCI office to his) asking him to address anti-Semitism at UC Irvine, I never received a response.

Greenfield also touches on another aspect of the problem. That is the unwillingness of most of the Jewish organizations to admit there is a problem on campus. That is certainly true of the UCI campus and the Orange County Jewish Federation. Not only are they much too embedded with the administration,which they are covering for, they are also funding the insidious Olive Tree Initiative through their shadowy financial arm, the Rose Project.  The ADL? Never see them around. And our illustrious law school dean, Erwin Chemerinsky? He is in total denial.

It is easy for me to wish that the whole lot of the UC administrators be canned, but they will only be replaced with like-minded empty suits who are too timid to confront certain forms of hate. What is needed is an institutional change within academia. It took several decades to create this sewer. It will take decades more to clean it up.