HAPPENING ALL THE TIME NOW…ANOTHER THIEF’S HAND AMPUTATED

from Jihadwatch

Iran: Another convicted thief’s hand amputated

“As for the thief, both male and female, cut off their hands. It is the reward of their own deeds, an exemplary punishment from Allah. Allah is Mighty, Wise.” — Qur’an 5:38

“The Center for Security Policy wants Americans to think that stoning and amputations are around the corner, but the report can’t quite explain why stonings are so rare and the streets of Saudi Arabia and Iran are not filled with one-armed thieves.” — Sabria Jawhar, Huffington Post, October 19

Two more this week in Iran, Sabria.

Sharia Alert from the Islamic Republic of Iran: “Thief hand cut off ‘before inmates,'” from the UKPA, October 24:

Authorities in Iran have amputated the hand of a convicted thief in front of other prisoners, state radio is reporting.The report did not identify the 32-year-old convict, whose hand was reportedly cut off in the central city of Yazad, or provide details of his crime.

Iran’s judiciary uses a strict interpretation of Islamic law in handing down such sentences. Cutting off the hands of thieves has been rare in the past, but the amputation was the second this month.

A week ago, a judge ordered the same punishment for a man who stole from a sweet shop

THE IPSC BLOOD DIAMOND CAMPAIGN IS ANTISEMITISM IN IRELAND

 

Members of the Sonderkommando burn corpses in the fire pits at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Courtesy of the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, Poland.[198]

 

Now just to prove a point, I am going to investigate the site of the irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign . Here goes. What will we find?
I promise you, I did not know what I would find, but the first thing on their site is material about “Blood Diamonds”, and knowing the history of the bllod libel in antisemitism this just has to be deliberate.
 
AS I SAID, I DID NOT HAVE TO LOOK VERY FAR, TO FIND THIS ANTISEMITISM BEING TRAILED AROUND IRELAND.
 
I did not have far to look. This was first item on the site of  www.ipsc.ie
 
What is this with “Blood Diamonds”?
 
There is a whole section on the internet, just google something like “antisemitism blood sacrifice”
 
I was reading this:
 
Blood libels are sensationalized allegations that a person or group engages in human sacrifice, often accompanied by the claim that the blood of victims is used in various rituals and/or acts of cannibalism. The alleged victims are often children.
 
 
ALSO THIS
 
 

 

Some of the best documented cases of blood libel focus upon accusations against Jews , but many other groups have been accused, including Christians, Cathars, Carthaginians, Knights Templar, Witches, Christian heretics, Roma, Wiccans, Druids, neopagans, and Satanists. Despite the increasing tolerance of diversity, accusations of blood libel continue to be advanced by and against various groups today. Overcoming the fears and resentments of different cultures, and developing the understanding that we are all part of one human family, is needed to dispel these notions and end such persecution.

 

And I had a look at this drawing by the side:

 

 

Legend of the Jew calling the Devil from a Vessel of Blood. Facsimile of a woodcut in Boaistuau's Histoires Prodigieuses, published in 1560.

Legend of the Jew calling the Devil from a Vessel of Blood. Facsimile of a woodcut in Boaistuau’s Histoires Prodigieuses, published in 1560.

 
 
But most of all I wondered could these folk in Ireland, in the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, not get the connection to their “BLOOD Diamonds campaign”
 
 
Of course they do. It is deliberate! What they are doing is baiting Jews, again, just as those German SS we referred to were doing to that poor defenceless Jew on the Berlin street.

 

 
 

THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM IN THE UNITED NATIONS OUSTS CANADA

FROM FRONTPAGE magazine
A former official with the U.S. delegation to the U.N. revealed recently a major reason why Canada lost its bid last week to gain a seat on the Security Council [1]. Richard Grenell, a former press officer, said the American delegation deliberately sat on its hands during the run up to the vote that ended in a defeat for a staunch ally of Israel and America’s closest neighbour.

    “U.S. State Department insiders say that U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice [2] not only didn’t campaign for Canada’s election but instructed American diplomats to not get involved in the weeks leading up to the heated contest,”

Grenell reported on a Foxnews website.

If true, this would be just another manifestation of the Obama administration’s anti-Israel bias. The Canadian Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper [3]is known as Israel’s staunchest ally in the West and, as a strong, unabashed ally of the Jewish state, the Harper government has steadfastly refused to “water down” its foreign policy just to please the U.N.’s anti-Israeli petty dictators and tyrants and to win the seat. To prove its commitment to its principled stance, on the day before last week’s vote Canada announced it was strengthening its trading relationship with Israel.
Continue reading

THE INCITEMENT TO THE RAW MURDER OF JEWS IS BECOMING COMMONPLACE

 

Here is a CBN Report on a radical Muslim – Kaukab Siddique – speaking not far from the White House in September where he called for the destruction of the state of Israel. Siddique is a tenured associate professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

The report says that over Labor Day, Siddique gathered in Washington, near the White House, to speak to a group of radical Muslims:

“We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel–if possible by peaceful means. Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people. . . . For the Jews I would say, see what could happen to you if the Muslims wake up. And I say to the Muslims, dear brothers and sisters, unite and rise up against this hyra-headed monster which calls itself Zionism.”

The CBN Report says they asked Lincoln University for comment, and their response was that they don’t agree with the views of Siddique on Israel, but he is tenured, and they can do nothing about his personal views and actions as a private citizen.

Via Breitbart.tv

Edward Alexander wrote the following and if you read Alexander carefully you will appreciate that this is the same thing we have been talking about on this blog…why is George galloway and others like Mairead maguire not in prison for aiding Hamas, which in European law is a totally illegal organization
 Tom Paulin: Poetaster of Murder

If your interlocutor can’t keep Hitler out of the conversation, …feverishly turning Jews into Nazis and Arabs into Jews – why then, I think, you may well be talking to an anti-Jewist.

Conor Cruise O’Brien,
The Jerusalem Post, July 6, 1982

 

 We are fed this inert / This lying phrase / Like comfort food / As another little Palestinian boy / In trainers jeans and a white teeshirt / Is gunned down by the Zionist SS / Whose initials we should / – but we don’t – dumb goys / Clock in that weasel word / Crossfire.

Tom Paulin, “Killed in the Crossfire”,
The London Observer
, February 18, 2001.

BISHOPS DISCUSSING THE MIDDLE EAST…CONCERNED ABOUT ISLAM ATTACKS

The website Jihadwatch covers the conference on the Middle East by the Catholic Church. They are very concerned about Islam and the threat that is building, especially in Iraq.

Is this conference being reported by the Irish Media?

This is from

“Vatican synod sees growing concern over Islam,” for the Catholic News Agency, October 21 (thanks to the great Kathy Shaidle):

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2010 / 01:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The need for more interfaith dialogue and greater Christian-Muslim understanding has been a key theme in the month-long meeting of bishops at the Vatican to discuss the Middle East….Participants seem increasingly concerned about the growth of extremist forms of “political Islam” in the region.

Bishops and other experts to address the synod have sought to draw a sharp distinction between “moderate” Muslims and “extremists” who support a radical and political version of Islam.

But for Christians on the ground in Muslim-run countries, such distinctions are often hard to maintain.

Jordanian Father Raymond Moussalli, Protosyncellus of the Patriarchate of Babylon of the Chaldeans said the Church in his country, Iraq, is under attack.

“There is a deliberate campaign to drive Christians out of the country.”

Father Mousalli said the agenda is not limited to Iraq. There is evidence of this strategy in all parts of the region.

“There are satanic plans by fundamentalist extremist groups that are not only against Iraqi Christians in Iraq, but Christians throughout the Middle East.”…

Impagliazzo said that Muslim majorities in the Middle East must begin to respect the rights of Christians and other religious minorities. In addition, Muslims must demonstrate in more concrete ways “a social and cultural consensus that expresses the will to live all together.”…

 

Robert Spencer of Jihad watch adds in an ironic comment

Yes, everyone is waiting for them to do that, and sure they will start up right away.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/catholic-synod-on-christians-in-the-middle-east-draws-sharp-distinction-between-extremist-and-modera.html

STORY IN PICTURES, NAZI THUGS THEN, THE “LEFT” TODAY…

Where is the difference?

Consider this picture carefully from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust

With the caption:

German policemen tormenting a Jew in Rzeszów, Poland

Now consider the following picture from Zombie on that notorious San Francisco demo at the time of the Gaza War

Or these two


“Hizbullah beat you ya kilab,” says this disturbing sign. “Kilab” means “dogs” in Arabic. In other words, he’s calling the Israelis dogs. The rest of the message conveys a sentiment that is currently popular among pundits in the Arab world, that Israel is invading Gaza to regain its manhood after being crushed and humiliated by Hizbullah in 2006.


I’ve purposely not yet shown any of the Nazi comparisons on display at the rally, because I thought I’d group them all together here for more impact. Swastikas were everywhere.

In Ireland this linking of the Jews of Israel with the Nazis was carried on week after week by The Blanket, edited by Anthony McIntyre, for years. The Blanket was widely read and supported by the Republicans and by the “Left”

McIntyre later became a big feature on the BBC.

This was taken up by the Indmedia Ireland and by the Irish Palestinian Solidarity Campaign-

Main theme was calling the Israeli state a Nazi state.

I am really wrecking my brain to know what to call this. (heavy irony)

But let us say…I just cannot see ANY difference between the baiting of the poor Jew in the picture from Wikipedia by Nazi thugs, and the equally thuggish calling of Jews today who support and defend Israel Nazis. Do you?

HOW REAL IS ANTISEMITISM TODAY…WAKEN UP!

Here are more pictures from that San francisco march at the time of the Gaza War, but dont think it was only San francisco, it was everywhere, especially in Ireland.

You should scan down over halfway on the link to see the central message, that the jews of Israel were the new Nazis, a message carried continually on the Irish website run by provo Anthony McIntyre over many years, and supported by all of the “Left” in Ireland

One such example is here:

This, actually, was the main message of the rally, taking the Israelis=Nazis correlation to its logical conclusion: If Israelis are Nazis, then the invasion of Gaza is the new Holocaust! How can you argue with logic like that?


Hmmmmm, 800 casualties in the war (as of this writing), 75% of which were Hamas militant enemy combatants, and the remainder being unavoidable civilian casualties caused in nearly every instance by Hamas using women and children as human shields. That’s definitely a new Holocaust, no doubt.

See these pictures by flicking to

http://zombietime.com/gaza_war_protest/

Are we imagining antisemitism?

Flash back to the Gaza War demos that took place all over the world, in Ireland there were scores, seemingly in towns north south east and west


This guy is taking the Neturei Karta position — that the existence of Israel delegitimizes all of Judaism. Nice.

One of the features of antisemitism as was shown by the Zombie pictures in the San Francisco demo were the Jews on the march who were joining with the Left antisemites, such as the bonny lass carrying the flag we featured in the last article.

I do not understand what this guy has to smile about. If the Israeli state falls then the Jews in the world will be defenseless, as they were before Hitler.

Does antisemitism not exist when the Jews themselves are becoming antisemitic?

http://zombietime.com/gaza_war_protest/

NEW SERIES…THE ANTISEMITISM OF THE “LEFT”

This is for Talk Radio Europe. A presenter there has said he does not see antisemitism as he goes about his life.

This bonny lass and her two beautiful kids were taking part in a demo in San Francisco at the time of the Gaza War.

I am not really sure what I might call this sentiment as exhibited by this bonny lass. I am really groping for the word please help me…(heavy irony intended)

More pics by Zombie on

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2163863/posts

4international fight totally against the Media lies against Pamela Geller

This is a big warning to those Jews who have illusions in the Republican Party, especially in the groups and individuals around Palin.

One of these individuals, a Christine O’Donnell, has removed a mention of Pamela Geller from her website.

4international is notable for the defence which it has made of Geert Wilders, of the Austrian woman who faces the same kind of free speech denial,  Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, against politically correct pro Jihadists, in Austria, and of the English Defence League, as well as our defence of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, against those who tell lies against them.

Pamela Geller has taken up some of these charges made against her. We are with Geller all the way except in one case, that of Radovan Karadzic, which I will expound on at the end.

But first, what Pamela writes:

Title:

How afraid they are of one little Jewish bigmouth with a blog in New Jack City

 

UPDATE: Christine O’Donnell has caved to Salon. No, this is not satire. She actually removed my endorsement from her endorsement page. That took, what? Five minutes? Unbelievable, caving to the crazies at Salon whose currency is destroying voices of reason. It is a pity that a “maverick” and “outsider” would lack any spine and exhibit such incredible political cowardice. ENDORSEMENT WITHDRAWN. It’s a shame that this is the quality of people we have representing us against the Obama machine. How can we win?

____________________________________________________________________

How afraid they are of one little Jewish bigmouth with a blog in New Jack City.

The lies are being repeated every day now. Today Salon has this in a post complaining that Christine O’Donnell has me listed on her endorsements page:

Pamela Geller, the main instigator in this summer’s anti-mosque frenzy, is a bigoted conspiracy theorist. She’s a liar and probably slightly insane. She regularly compares Muslims to Nazis. Geller’s called Barack Obama’s birth certificate a forgery, and Obama a Muslim. She published a lengthy “investigation” on her site in 2008 claiming that Obama’s father was actually Malcolm X. And Charles Johnson recently documented her many ties to far-right neo-fascist movements in Europe. Johnson has examples of Geller defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals.

She’s not the sort of person whose endorsement you want to advertise.

Going to libelblogger Charles Johnson as a source is not going to get you high scores for accuracy. “Defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals”? If you look at Johnson’s “evidence,” you won’t find anything showing me doing either one. And in fact, I’ve done just the opposite:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller defended South African apartheid advocate Eugene Terreblanche.

In reality, I wrote this about Terreblanche: “Insofar as my sanctioning of white supremacists in South Africa — that is a blatant libel….I vehemently disagree with Terre’blanche’s ideas…”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has expressed support for accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

Actually, I posted a piece that said quite clearly: “I am not defending Radovan Karadzic…”

What does Johnson have? That I oppose the murders of whites in South Africa and the jihad in the Balkans. In his twisted mind, that means I really support Terreblanche and Karadzic. Johnson’s hatred is driving him mad.

And here is more about the Salon paragraph above:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller claims that Barack Obama is the illegitimate son of Malcolm X.

Actually, this statement from me heads the actual post in question: “The ‘Atlas says that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child’ charge has gone viral among leftards and lizards. The only problem with it is that it is false. I am not the author of this post, and I posted it because the writer did a spectacular job documenting Obama’s many connections with the Far Left. The Malcolm X claim is one minor part of this story, and was of interest to me principally as part of the writer’s documentation that Stanley Ann Dunham could not have been where the Obama camp says she was at various times. I do not believe that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child, and never did — but there remain many, many unanswered questions about his early life and upbringing.”

And comparing Muslims to Nazis? I don’t have to do that. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, did it for me when he lived in Berlin during World War II, befriended Himmler, met with Hitler, spoke on Nazi radio to the Arab world, and helped ensure the murder of several hundred thousand Jews by making sure they weren’t deported to the Holy Land but were instead sent to the camps.

Here are some more rebuttals to the big lies that are going around now:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller called for a boycott of Campbell’s Soup over its introduction of a halal food line.

Actually, I have objected to Campbell’s getting halal certification from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller “posted doctored pictures of Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court justice, in a Nazi helmet.”

This was a single satirical photoshop image, posted after it was revealed that Kagan had cited in her thesis a German Marxist who became a Nazi when Hitler took power.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller said that “a young Barack Obama slept with ‘a crack whore.’

Actually, in that post I was making a point about journalistic bias, noting that liberal journalists do not hunt down unsubstantiated rumors about liberal candidates such as Obama with anything approaching the zeal they bring to investigations of rumors about conservatives.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller bought bus ads in several cities, encouraging people to leave Islam.

In reality, I bought bus ads offering aid to people threatened with death for wanting to leave Islam.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller is anti-Muslim.

I have said that this is “a slanderous slur and it’s unfair….I believe that Muslims are more victimized by Islamic supremacists than even non-Muslims.”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has defended former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

Actually Geller has never defended Milosevic at all; she has only expressed skepticism about some of the claims made about Serbian concentration camps – a skepticism that many journalists and historians share.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller posted a video suggesting that Muslims have sex with goats.

Atlas Shrugs often features satire; this item was put up in error and was removed within moments of being put up. It is worth noting, however, that the Muslim groups that have complained about this Atlas Shrugs post have never gone on record complaining about the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, who wrote: “It is loathsome to eat the meat of horse and mule and donkey and if somebody makes coitus with them, that is an intercourse, they become unlawful and they must be taken out of the city and sold elsewhere. If they have intercourse with a cow and sheep and camel their urine and dung becomes unclean and drinking their milk will also be unlawful and they must be killed and burned without delay, and the person who had intercourse with them must pay money to the owner. Further, if he had intercourse with any beast its milk becomes unlawful.”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the neo-Nazi Vlaams Belang party in Belgium.

In reality, I attended a conference in 2007 that was also attended by Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang. This is the extent of their “partnership,” which is non-existent. The Vlaams Belang is actually the only pro-Israel party in Belgium, and has no neo-Nazi policies of any kind. The charges about Geller and the Vlaams Belang were an attempt to halt transatlantic counter-jihad cooperation.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the white supremacist neo-fascist English Defence League.

The English Defence League came onto the scene after the grotesque attack on returning British soldiers by Muslims in Luton. (More here.) Anyone with an ounce of decency would stand with the EDL. They are accused of having neo-Nazis and racists in their ranks, but actually they expel anyone who manifests such tendencies; they have Hindus and Sikhs among their ranks, and even boast a Jewish Division.

Attacks on the West, the Jews, and unbelievers in general are ongoing and relentless; yet no media or political elites dare to speak about the open Jew-hatred and calls for genocide at the pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe and America against Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. Instead, the media focuses on EDL rallies, concentrating on rumors and fringe characters who attach themselves to the group before being expelled. The media never covers the actual speeches, positions, and people of the EDL. They hold the EDL to an impossible standard, while holding the Muslims and Leftists to no standard at all: no matter how barbaric the Left’s rallies get, the media covers for them.

UPDATE: Christine O’Donnell has caved to Salon. No, this is not satire. She actually removed my endorsement from her endorsement page. That took, what? Five minutes? Unbelievable, caving to the crazies at Salon whose currency is destroying voices of reason. It is a pity that a “maverick” and “outsider” would lack any spine and exhibit such incredible political cowardice. ENDORSEMENT WITHDRAWN. It’s a shame that this is the quality of people we have representing us against the Obama machine. How can we win?

____________________________________________________________________

How afraid they are of one little Jewish bigmouth with a blog in New Jack City.

The lies are being repeated every day now. Today Salon has this in a post complaining that Christine O’Donnell has me listed on her endorsements page:

Pamela Geller, the main instigator in this summer’s anti-mosque frenzy, is a bigoted conspiracy theorist. She’s a liar and probably slightly insane. She regularly compares Muslims to Nazis. Geller’s called Barack Obama’s birth certificate a forgery, and Obama a Muslim. She published a lengthy “investigation” on her site in 2008 claiming that Obama’s father was actually Malcolm X. And Charles Johnson recently documented her many ties to far-right neo-fascist movements in Europe. Johnson has examples of Geller defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals.

She’s not the sort of person whose endorsement you want to advertise.

Going to libelblogger Charles Johnson as a source is not going to get you high scores for accuracy. “Defending white supremacists and even genocidal war criminals”? If you look at Johnson’s “evidence,” you won’t find anything showing me doing either one. And in fact, I’ve done just the opposite:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller defended South African apartheid advocate Eugene Terreblanche.

In reality, I wrote this about Terreblanche: “Insofar as my sanctioning of white supremacists in South Africa — that is a blatant libel….I vehemently disagree with Terre’blanche’s ideas…”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has expressed support for accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

Actually, I posted a piece that said quite clearly: “I am not defending Radovan Karadzic…”

What does Johnson have? That I oppose the murders of whites in South Africa and the jihad in the Balkans. In his twisted mind, that means I really support Terreblanche and Karadzic. Johnson’s hatred is driving him mad.

And here is more about the Salon paragraph above:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller claims that Barack Obama is the illegitimate son of Malcolm X.

Actually, this statement from me heads the actual post in question: “The ‘Atlas says that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child’ charge has gone viral among leftards and lizards. The only problem with it is that it is false. I am not the author of this post, and I posted it because the writer did a spectacular job documenting Obama’s many connections with the Far Left. The Malcolm X claim is one minor part of this story, and was of interest to me principally as part of the writer’s documentation that Stanley Ann Dunham could not have been where the Obama camp says she was at various times. I do not believe that Barack Obama is Malcolm X’s love child, and never did — but there remain many, many unanswered questions about his early life and upbringing.”

And comparing Muslims to Nazis? I don’t have to do that. The Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, did it for me when he lived in Berlin during World War II, befriended Himmler, met with Hitler, spoke on Nazi radio to the Arab world, and helped ensure the murder of several hundred thousand Jews by making sure they weren’t deported to the Holy Land but were instead sent to the camps.

Here are some more rebuttals to the big lies that are going around now:

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller called for a boycott of Campbell’s Soup over its introduction of a halal food line.

Actually, I have objected to Campbell’s getting halal certification from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller “posted doctored pictures of Elena Kagan, the Supreme Court justice, in a Nazi helmet.”

This was a single satirical photoshop image, posted after it was revealed that Kagan had cited in her thesis a German Marxist who became a Nazi when Hitler took power.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller said that “a young Barack Obama slept with ‘a crack whore.’

Actually, in that post I was making a point about journalistic bias, noting that liberal journalists do not hunt down unsubstantiated rumors about liberal candidates such as Obama with anything approaching the zeal they bring to investigations of rumors about conservatives.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller bought bus ads in several cities, encouraging people to leave Islam.

In reality, I bought bus ads offering aid to people threatened with death for wanting to leave Islam.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller is anti-Muslim.

I have said that this is “a slanderous slur and it’s unfair….I believe that Muslims are more victimized by Islamic supremacists than even non-Muslims.”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has defended former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

Actually Geller has never defended Milosevic at all; she has only expressed skepticism about some of the claims made about Serbian concentration camps – a skepticism that many journalists and historians share.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller posted a video suggesting that Muslims have sex with goats.

Atlas Shrugs often features satire; this item was put up in error and was removed within moments of being put up. It is worth noting, however, that the Muslim groups that have complained about this Atlas Shrugs post have never gone on record complaining about the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, who wrote: “It is loathsome to eat the meat of horse and mule and donkey and if somebody makes coitus with them, that is an intercourse, they become unlawful and they must be taken out of the city and sold elsewhere. If they have intercourse with a cow and sheep and camel their urine and dung becomes unclean and drinking their milk will also be unlawful and they must be killed and burned without delay, and the person who had intercourse with them must pay money to the owner. Further, if he had intercourse with any beast its milk becomes unlawful.”

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the neo-Nazi Vlaams Belang party in Belgium.

In reality, I attended a conference in 2007 that was also attended by Filip Dewinter of Vlaams Belang. This is the extent of their “partnership,” which is non-existent. The Vlaams Belang is actually the only pro-Israel party in Belgium, and has no neo-Nazi policies of any kind. The charges about Geller and the Vlaams Belang were an attempt to halt transatlantic counter-jihad cooperation.

FALSE CHARGE: Pamela Geller has partnered with the white supremacist neo-fascist English Defence League.

The English Defence League came onto the scene after the grotesque attack on returning British soldiers by Muslims in Luton. (More here.) Anyone with an ounce of decency would stand with the EDL. They are accused of having neo-Nazis and racists in their ranks, but actually they expel anyone who manifests such tendencies; they have Hindus and Sikhs among their ranks, and even boast a Jewish Division.

Attacks on the West, the Jews, and unbelievers in general are ongoing and relentless; yet no media or political elites dare to speak about the open Jew-hatred and calls for genocide at the pro-Palestinian rallies in Europe and America against Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. Instead, the media focuses on EDL rallies, concentrating on rumors and fringe characters who attach themselves to the group before being expelled. The media never covers the actual speeches, positions, and people of the EDL. They hold the EDL to an impossible standard, while holding the Muslims and Leftists to no standard at all: no matter how barbaric the Left’s rallies get, the media covers for them.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/10/rebuttals-to-false-charges-false-charge-pamela-geller-claims-that-barack-obama-is-the-illegitimate-son-of-malcolm-x-act.html

Now to the question of Pamela Geller and Radovan Karadzic. Geller writes in the above

 I am not defending Radovan Karadzic (“Karadzic blames Islamic militants for war,” Web, Monday, and “Karadzic blames Muslims for killing,” Geopolitics, Tuesday). However, there is a basis for his claim that Osama bin Laden’s Muslim militants were active in the Balkan war. Instead of being honest brokers in what was a civil war, the Clinton administration, along with a willing media, successfully portrayed Serbian forces, including the Serbian people collectively, as the only villains.

We on 4international ask if Geller is not defending Karadzic then why is she not?

This is the point of separation between the Trotskyist 4international and Pamela Geller.

Roughly the same issue emerged over the position of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer on the issue of Pastor Jones. Switch back to the article which 4international wrote on Jones and his threat to burn the Koran.

We wrote:

Create immediately a United Front with Pastor Jones. Defend Pastor Jones to the very last moment against all who are attacking him. Defend the decision of Pastor Jones to burn the Koran when and wherever he wants to. If Spencer has differences with Pastor Jones on the issue of tactics, then certainly write that up and publish it on his website Jihadwatch, but do so only in the context of standing with Jones against Islam, and against those supporters of Islam like Obama, and (Ted Belman take note) Palin also.

https://4international.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/support-pastor-jones-all-the-way-jihadwatch-spencer-makes-fatal-mistake/

Note what we said. Criticise jones by all means but, and I emphasise:

“only in the context of standing with Jones against Islam”

So in the case of Jones and Spencer, the defence of Jones is unconditional. It comes first. The criticism if any comes in the context of that defence.

 

Same thing here pretty exactly with Pamela Geller and Karadzic. Geller says that she is not defending Karadzic. She is explicit on this.

(Just as Spencer did not defend Jones)

But that is her primary duty, to defend Radovan Karadzic against the Islamic Jihad of Izetbegovic (now deceased) and against the Hague Kangaroo Court, which is aiming to jail karadzic for the rest of his life.

Karadzic is on trial. Why on earth would Geller say that she is not defending Karadzic!  She should be and she should hurl this defence in the face of Islam and its American, European, UN and NATO backers (of Jihad that is)

 

 BACK TO THE MAIN BODY OF THIS ARTICLE:

We on 4international are defending Pamela Geller from these vicious attacks by Salon, and by all such reactionary and cowardly organizations.

They are liars, all of them, and the biggest lies of all were told by the Media against the Serbs in Yugoslavia. On that 4international will never change, or let up!

THE GEERT WILDERS TRIAL…WE NEED REVOLUTIONARIES TO FIGHT ISLAM

The situation in England has got a great bearing on the scandal that is in Holland, the trial of Geert Wilders on a “hate speech” issue.

The capitalist class is plunging into crisis, and the line up in Britain is the following

On one side there is organizations, like the EDL, which opposes Islam

On the other side are the Police, the Fascist Left organizations such as the SWP, Anti War Movement (so-called), and the Fascist Islamists

You see the equation: These are allied with the state and against anybody who speaks out (Salman Rushdie was the same issue)

The following is an analysis of the trial by Robert Spencer and we follow Spencer´s piece with a comment which I agree with, that in fact Wilders has fought this trial in the wrong way. He should not have relied on a lawyer but spoken above and beyond the Court to the ordinary people of Europe who oppose Islam

First the Robert Spencer analysis

I said from the very beginning that Wilders lawyer appears to be weak and doesn’t get it.

For, that, and not only that, its Wilders own fault not to stage a walkout or to boycott this idiotic show trial altogether.

Wilders doesn’t know how powerful he really is.

This is the time to lead.

This is not the time to put his life in the hands of a lawyer who knows nothing about Islam.

Now the analysis by Robert Spencer

Wilders has already been found guilty, says his lawyer

He has already been found to be an “Islamophobe,” which means someone who says things about Islam that Islamic supremacists would prefer not be known. And the fact of the proceeding itself is enough of an assertion of his guilt by the prosecutors. “Wilders has already been found guilty, says his lawyer in 14 hour speech,” from Dutch News, October 19 (thanks to Mackie):

Anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders should never have been taken to court on inciting hatred charges because he has already been found guilty, the MP’s lawyer Bram Moszkowicz said on Tuesday.Moszkowicz was outlining the defence’s case at the MP’s trial in Amsterdam.

The lawyer said Amsterdam appeal court had already found the MP guilty in January 2009, when it ruled in favour of a group of individuals and organisations who wanted to see Wilders prosecuted.

Not guilty

The public prosecution department, which last week said the MP should be found not-guilty on all counts, had decided not to take him to court, saying there was no case against him.

Moszkowicz said that appeal court ruling meant Wilders could not have a fair trial. It is a ‘scandal’ that the court has already ruled Wilders to be an Islamaphobe, the lawyer said.

‘Judges, a previous court has already decided that Wilders’ statements are insulting to Muslims,’ Moszkowicz, who estimates his full testimony will take 14 hours, said.

Galileo

In addition, Moszkowicz said it is important to note that at least some of the statements made by Wilders are true. He likened the MP to Galileo, who went against established church teachings in the 17th century when he argued the sun did not revolve around the earth.

‘Do not shoot the messenger,’ Nos tv quoted the lawyer as saying….

 

At least some of Wilders’ statements are true? And this is his lawyer speaking?

Posted by Robert on October 20, 2010 3:10

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/wilders-has-already-been-found-guilty-says-his-lawyer.html

PURE ANTISEMITISM FROM QUEENS UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL IN BANNING PROFESSOR ALDERMAN

I hardly ever post on other blogs, especially on Harry´s place, which is run by people who supported Izetbegovic against the Christian Serbs in Bosnia. Izetbegovic was always an extreme Islamist who wished to set up a Sharia state in Bosnia, and the evidence for that is irrefutable, because he stated it very clearly himself.

But on the issue of the banning of this Jewish speaker from an event in Queens University Festival event I inserted the following in a comment.

The background is a person calling himself RepStones who was giving the full “palestinian” antisemitic narrative on that thread

http://hurryupharry.org/2010/10/18/professor-alderman-in-a-hotel-room-in-belfast/#comment-524238

Despite excellent research on vital issues by especially Habibi I have huge differences with Harry´s Place.

But having said that this person RepStones is something else again.
Nothing could be more tragic for the Jews of the world than to have this garbage in Queens University, Belfast (Belfast being the home of French revolutionary republicanism of the late 18th century) to do such a disservice and insult to the Jewish people than to ban this speaker (Professor Alderman).

This person RepStones above has written the following and it is this I want to take issue with:

If being anti-Zionist makes one anti-semitic then you seem to think it is a moral imperative to be anti-Semitic.

I want to contend most strongly with this individual that being anti Zionist is indeed antisemitic

The Jews have a right to a Homeland just as the Irish have a right to their Homeland. it is this issue of double standards that is so aggravating to Jewish people in relation to the Irish, especially as there were many Irish Jews who supported the republican fight of de Valera and Collins against the British

This ignoramus called RepStones is obviously in his extreme arrogance unaware of almost every aspect of Jewish history and has swallowed the “Palestinian” Arab myths which were spun by the Nazi organizer of the Holocaust, Hajj Amin el Husseini, the mentor of Arafat, whom the Stalinist traitors of Moscow in the 1960s swung behind with such devastating consequences

IRELAND AND BRITAIN ARE SENDING VIVA PALESTINA AS PART OF A CULTURE OF ANTISEMITISM

Habibi on Harry´s Place does important work and this latest is no exception

http://hurryupharry.org/2010/10/17/mousa-abu-marzook-and-viva-palestina/

Here is a photograph (click to enlarge) from a press conference held earlier today in Latakia, Syria, by Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s mission for the political and material support of Hamas.

In the centre are Galloway and Kevin Ovenden, a trustee of Viva Palestina.

Standing on the right is Zaher Birawi, the spokesman for Viva Palestina on its convoys for Hamas.

Deceased Syrian dictator Hafez al Assad beams down on them all from the portrait at the top right.

Who is the man at the microphone on the right? It’s Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy leader of the political office of Hamas in Damascus.

He is also a key moneyman for the terrorist group. He is subject to specific sanctions (pdf) by the Bank of England.

He was indicted in the US, in absentia, in 2004 for racketeering on behalf of Hamas. He had been a central figure in Hamas fundraising operations in the US in the 1990s. Here are some excerpts from the indictment (pdf):

He presently lives in Damascus, Syria, and is the Deputy Chief of the Hamas Political Bureau. The Political Bureau functioned as the highest ranking leadership body in the Hamas organization, setting policies and guidelines regarding Hamas’s activities, including directing and coordinating terrorist acts by Hamas and the Al-Qassam Brigades.

From in or about 1988 until in or about February 1993, while living in the United States, ABU MARZOOK coordinated and financed the activities of Hamas within the United States and elsewhere, first from Louisiana and then from Northern Virginia. During that period, ABU MARZOOK traveled throughout the United States to meet with other American-based Hamas members, as well as foreign-based Hamas members traveling to the United States for organizational purposes. ABU MARZOOK additionally maintained constant phone contact with Hamas membership and leadership in the United States and abroad.

During this time period, ABU MARZOOK also maintained and shared numerous bank accounts through which substantial sums of money were transferred from bank accounts located outside the United States to other accounts within the United States, including bank accounts controlled by or associated with defendant MUHAMMAD HAMID KHALIL SALAH, for ultimate disbursal to accounts and individuals outside the United States for use in furtherance of Hamas.

Beginning no later than 1990, defendants ABU MARZOOK and SALAH were members of a United States-based Hamas security committee. The activities of the security committee included, among other things, the identification of Palestinian men studying in the United States, for the purpose of attempting to recruit those Palestinian men into Hamas.

Marzook was indicted in absentia because he had been arrested in New York in 1995 and deported to Jordan. He didn’t dare to try coming back to the US.

The US funding network for Hamas that he helped to build was brought to a definitive end in 2008, when the leaders of a US “charity” called the Holy Land Foundation were found guilty of financing Hamas and imprisoned.

Going back to the photograph, the man at the left end of the table is Muhammad Sawalha, an important Viva Palestina operative. He is also a fugitive Hamas commander who appears in Marzook’s indictment:

In approximately August 1992, defendant SALAH met and conferred with defendant ABU MARZOOK and co-conspirator Mohammed Qassem Sawalha regarding the need to revitalize Hamas terrorist operations in the West Bank. During the meeting, Sawalha, who had previously been in charge of Hamas terrorist operations within the West Bank, identified specific Hamas members still residing in the West Bank who could be used to revitalize Hamas’s terrorist activities.

Mr Sawalha has had a very good run in the UK. Like a number of other Islamist extremists covered on this blog, he found sanctuary in the UK under the last Tory government of John Major. No one has even tried to bring him to book for working for Hamas from London, under the Tories or Labour. The same is true of Viva Palestina itself.

Perhaps that will change under the current Tory-led government.

Though for now I doubt it.

US GOVERNMENT AND THE SON OF ABBAS ENGAGE IN CONSTRUCTION ON THE WEST BANK

Over the past years we have seen the US and EU Capitalism (I mean capitalist governments and organizations) doing the following:

 

1. Support for Tudjman in Croatia, a Holocaust denier, and as in his writings a clear antisemite

 

2. Support Izetbegovic in Bosnia, a stated Islamofascist

 

3. Launched war against Iraq against the clear advice of Israel, who did not wish war with Iraq, because it saw Iran as the main danger to the world

 

4. Thereby removed Saddam from power, who was a dictator, but was also an opponent of Iran

 

4. Has supported terrorism all along by supporting the PLO. These are the people who murder athletes in Olympics, hijack aeroplanes, push an old Jewish man overboard of a ship they have captured, support the PLO as Arafat launches suicide killers etc etc

 

It has now reached a new stage.

 

We place Obama in Muslim headgear here because he is seeking to drive forward the JIHAD against Israel in the form of creating and arming a “Palestinian” entity, which will be a deadly enemy of Israel and Jews, and if you think otherwise you have lost all sense of common sense.

 

The following article describes just the latest in this never ending antisemitism of the West, and Jihad against Israel.

 

Obama demands Jews stop construction while building PA foothold in same areas

By Aaron Klein
WorldNetDaily

Despite its history of friendly relations with Israel, the U.S. has been aiding Palestinian Authority construction in areas where the work could tilt the outcome of Mideast negotiations in favor of the Palestinians.

By aiding Palestinian construction of infrastructure in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, the U.S. has effectively been helping the PA create facts on the ground that could push disputed neighborhoods toward becoming part of a Palestinian state, including areas where the land in question is wholly owned by Jews.

While the Obama administration has been demanding a complete halt to all Jewish construction in the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem, the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, has been financing Palestinian infrastructure projects in those same territories. Some of the projects include the construction of PA municipal buildings as well as roads and other infrastructure.

Case and point are multiple towns in the West Bank in what is known as Area C – neighborhoods controlled by Israel. Last month the State Department inaugurated a USAID-funded Palestinian school in Beit Ijza, a West Bank neighborhood about five miles northwest of Jerusalem. The U.S. has also been aiding in multiple other West Bank areas with the construction of roads and municipal facilities.

Some of the U.S.-funded construction has been carried out by a company owned by the son of PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

While the U.S. assistance to the PA has been stepped up in recent months, USAID has been helping the Palestinians develop sections of Jerusalem for several years now, including on property owned by Jews.

The situation has been unfolding in the northern Jerusalem neighborhoods of Kfar Akeb, Qalandiya and Samir Amis, which are close to the Jewish neighborhoods of Neve Yaacov and Pisgat Zeev in Israel’s capital. Kfar Akeb, Qalandiya and Samir Amis are located entirely within the Jerusalem municipality. Over 100,000 Arabs live in those neighborhoods.

Jews lived in Kfar Akeb, Qalandiya and Samir Amis years before the establishment of Israel in 1948, but they were violently expelled during deadly Arab riots in 1929.

Jordan, together with other Arab countries, attacked Israel after its founding in 1948 and administered the three Jerusalem neighborhoods as well as all of eastern Jerusalem following an armistice agreement. In 1967, Jordan attacked again, and Israel liberated the entire city of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War. During the period of Jordanian control, some new construction took place, including in areas previously purchased by Jews.

A WND tour of the three Jerusalem neighborhoods found some surprising developments. Official PA logos and placards abound, including one glaring red street sign at the entrance to the neighborhoods warning Israelis to keep out.

Another official sign, in Kfar Akeb in Jerusalem, reads in English, “Ramallah-Jerusalem Road. This project is a gift form (sic) the American people to the Palestinian people in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority and PECDAR. 2007.” The sign bears the emblems of the American and PA governments and of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID. The displays were not present during a previous WND tour of the neighborhoods in 2006.

Some local schools in the Jerusalem neighborhoods are officially run by the PA – some in conjunction with the U.N. – with many teachers drawing PA salaries. Civil disputes are usually settled not in Israeli courts but by the PA judicial system, although at times Israeli courts are used, depending on the matter.

Councils governed by Abbas’ Fatah organization oversee some municipal matters. USAID provides the PA funds for road and infrastructure projects.

Israeli security officials said the local Jerusalem police rarely operate in Kfar Akeb, Qalandiya and Samir Amis; instead security has been turned over to the Israel Defense Forces and Border Police, who work almost daily with PA security forces. The PA police operate in the Jerusalem neighborhoods in coordination with Israel.

Shmulik Ben Ruby, spokesman for the Jerusalem police, confirmed the arrangement.

“If there are fights between some local families, sometimes we involve the PA police to make peace between the families,” he told WND. “Yes, the PA police can operate in these neighborhoods in coordination with the IDF and Border Police.”

U.S. Jewish group to blame for ‘division’?

Key land in Qalandiya and Kfar Akeb is owned by the Jewish National Fund, which over the years has allowed tens of thousands of Arabs to illegally squat on its land, resulting in the current Arab majority.

1991 photo of Shoafat shows region entirely forest land

The organization bought the land in the early 1920s using Jewish donor funds for the specific purpose of Jewish settlement.

But the JNF lands have been utilized for the illegal construction of dozens of Arab apartment buildings, a refugee camp and a U.N. school.

A previous WND tour of Qalandiya and Kfar Akeb found dozens of Arab apartment complexes, a Palestinian refugee camp and a U.N. school for Palestinians constructed on the land.

According to officials in Israel’s Housing Ministry, Arabs first constructed facilities illegally in Qalandiya and Kfar Akeb between 1948 and 1967, prior to the 1967 Six-Day War during which Israel retook control of the entire city of Jerusalem.

Qalandiya, still owned by JNF, came under the management of the Israeli government’s Land Authority in the late 1960s.

Israeli Housing Ministry officials say the bulk of illegal Arab construction in Qalandiya occurred in the past 20 years, with construction of several new Arab apartment complexes taking place in just the past two years.

1967 aerial photo of Qalandiya region

Neither the Israeli government nor JNF took any concrete measures to stop the illegal building, which continues today with at least one apartment complex in Qalandiya under construction.

Land in another Jerusalem’ neighborhood, Shoafat, which has an estimated value of $3 million, was also purchased by JNF in the early 1900s and fell under the management of the Israel Land Authority about 40 years ago. Much of the illegal Arab construction in Shoafat took place in the past 15 years, with some apartment complexes built as late as 2004.

In Qalandiya and Shoafat, Israel’s security fence cordons off the Arab sections of the JNF lands from the rest of Jewish Jerusalem.

Internal JNF documents obtained by WND outline illegal Arab construction on the Jewish-owned land. A December 2000 survey of Qalandiya summarized on JNF stationery and signed by a JNF worker states, “In a lot of the plots I find Arabs are living and building illegally and also working the JNF land without permission.”

The JNF survey goes on to document illegal construction of Arab apartment complexes and the U.N. school under the property management of Israel’s Land Authority

Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

It is now the biggest issue

The BBC this morning is linking to

  • AFP via Yahoo! Merkel says German multi-cultural society ‘has failed’ 43 mins ago

  • IAfrica.com ‘Multikulti is dead’ 2 hrs ago

  • CBC German multiculturalism ‘utterly failed’: Merkel 8 hrs ago

  • Reuters UK Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed 13 hrs ago

  • Expatica Germany German bid at multi-cultural society has failed: Merkel 16 hrs ago

  •  

    Over the night the BBC Home Service led with this story for one hour and then dropped it dead on subsequent hourly bulletins.

    This is the BBC News report online:

     Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

    The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel: “lmmigrants should learn to speak German”

    Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

    She said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate – including learning German.

    The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany

    “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”

    The best take on this is once again by Pamela Geller

    And yet Merkel concedes that German multicultural society has failed. In a speech in Potsdam, she said the so-called “multikulti” concept — where people would “live side-by-side” happily — did not work.

    “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”

    It is in the context of these remarks that the brutal reality of what that means becomes painfully clear. German students and teachers are being bullied and beaten by Muslim gangs in Germany. The videos and the reports made by teachers describe a complete breakdown of  society (scroll and and watch the deeply disturbing videos below). And yet today it is announced that German universities will train Muslim imams, teachers.

    And add this to this potent cocktail — over at the Weekly Standard:

    While German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not mobilized her electoral base around hatred of the U.S.—like her predecessor Gerhard Schröder—she also does not have the required fire in her belly to confront radical Islam. The running list of media reports detailing Germany as a kind of oasis for jihadist activities is the story behind the latest expression of Germany’s dismissal of radical Islamic attacks. Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl posed this sharp question: “Have Germany’s security services learned nothing in the last decade?” He answered his question by saying they had become “dangerously complacent.”

    […]

    Hezbollah remains a legal entity in Germany and its 900 members are active in promoting Iran’s revolutionary Islam.  If Germany is to be taken seriously on the world stage, it must dissolve Hezbollah’s operation and aggressively shut down mosques that promote revolutionary Islamic terror. In short, the phase of monitoring has to be complemented by cracking the German security whip to stop homegrown radical Islam.

    Over at BNI: Muslim Germanophobia

    “It is obviously no longer an isolated incident that students and teachers are forced to hear anti-German statements.” It is intolerable that German students and teachers are treated this way in their own country.

    Islam in Europe Often they’re ridiculed, often they’re even beaten. In class barely anybody speaks to them, they keep back, rarely voice their opinion – in short, they’re not integrated in school. But these are not Muslim immigrant children in a German school, but German children in a secondary school (5th-9th grades) in Essen where 70% of the children are Muslims.

     

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/10/germany-going-islam.html

    Another “Free Speech” Trial…Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff faces jail

    Robert Spencer introduces this vital issue. It concerns the issue of Free Speech in of all places…Austria! People should remember the love affair that Hitler had with Islam

    Although the trial of Dutch MP and critic of Islam, Geert Wilders, and its serious implications for free speech in Europe, is once again creating a furor in the press, another high-profile trial of a critic of Islam — Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, in Austria — is being overlooked.

    Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff now faces up to a three-year prison sentence if convicted of “inciting hatred against a religious group” and “defamation of religion” in a lecture in 2009 on the “Islamization of Europe.”

    As allegedly criminal statements fill the indictments of “hate speech” prosecutions, as in the case with Mr. Wilders, the Dutch MP says that he spoken the truth, and the truth cannot be illegal.

    If the authorities in the states of the EU have taken note of this axiom, the Viennese state attorney has not. He has taken an even more sinister approach to prosecuting Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff: No statements are listed in the indictment. Instead, her entire three-part seminar has been designated as incriminating.

    I am “always careful to distinguish between Muslims and Islam,” Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff says. That, apparently, does not matter.

    Having spent most of her life in Muslim-majority countries, she has had much time to get to know Muslims as individuals, and to experience contemporary Islamic culture. She has lived in Kuwait; in Iran, as a child, at the time of the Islamic revolution, and, during the 9/11 attacks, in Libya.

    Her stories are undoubtedly disturbing: two of her non-Muslim friends were attacked for breaking the Ramadan fast – one, a Coptic Christian, was assaulted for licking stamps at a post office; the other, for chewing gum. On another occasion, apparently, when Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff sat in her apartment watching the 9/11 unfold on television, and her landlord burst in exclaiming that “the Jews did it,” she asked him to leave.

    Such events, she says, with the 9/11 attacks as a catalyst, made her want “to learn more.” She began by researching Islam, sharia, and Islamism; and later became a critic of, and activist against, “Islamization.”

    Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff currently represents Pax Europa in Austria, and has represented it at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. She describes Pax Europa as “the foremost human rights organization in Germany,” although it focuses specifically on the growth of sharia law in Europe, and the erosion in Europe of free speech in relation to Islam.

    According to Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff, the organization is “non-partisan, not political, [and] does not except any membership from people who are radical, either Left-wing or Right-wing.” She describes her own political outlook as “classic conservative libertarian.”

    The three-part seminar on the “Islamization of Europe” that led to her being prosecuted, was delivered at the tax payer-funded Freedom Education Institute, an oranization attached to the Austrian Freedom Party, which had been headed by the controversial Joerg Haider until his death in 2008, and which its detractors describe as “far-Right.”

    Described as a “yuppie fascist,” Haider early in his career had made anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi statements. He later attempted to reposition his party for the mainstream, and in 1999 broke through with 27% of the vote. Nevertheless, Haider and the Freedom Party remain controversial.

    Although, there has been some effort to tackle honor violence and forced marriages in Europe, the issue of sharia law has been either ignored or, apparently, even encouraged by the major parties of the EU member states. Part of the encouragement may have been – and may continue to be – a political playing-up to the mainstream, Left-wing media, more concerned about “Islamophobia” than Islamism. Possibly ignorance about the contents of Islam — women being worth half a man; wife-beating permitted; injunctions not to socialize with “unbelievers;” medieval punishments for sexual and criminal offenses, and other statements from Allah as told to his prophet, Mohammed — has seen European governments funding extremist organizations, and hiring anti-Semitic and anti-democratic Islamists as advisors, or promoting them as the faces of moderation. Consequently, the issue of escalating Islamism – which concerns very many Europeans – has been relinquished to the smaller parties.

    However, Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff is not a member of the Freedom Party, and appears to be more interested in spreading her message than in party politics. Having lived, by choice, in Arab and Muslim-majority countries for much of her adult life, it seems clear that she is also not motivated by “racism” or “Islamophbia” – the usual accusations leveled at anyone criticizing Islam, sharia, or Islamism. Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff was invited to speak at the Freedom Education Institute, she says, because she is “internationally well-known” as a speaker on the subject.

    She also insists that “every single page [of her seminars are] fully sourced.” However, with its focus on political Islam in Europe today, this particular seminar had “very little Koran, except for concepts of taqiyya, [dissimulation; permissible lying to achieve one’s goals] sword verses, little historical background.”

    In line with Pax Europa, Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff is primarily concerned about manifestations of sharia law in Europe.

    Although it may seem more practical to focus solely on Austria, she raises an important point: What happens in one European Union member state affects the others.

    Sharia in one EU state might plausibly be used as a precedent in lawfare, and will certainly be used to promote the idea that Islamic law can happily exist side by side with national, secular law, no matter what the reality of the situation may be.

    “It is outrageous,” Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff says, “that the EU would accept sharia law in Great Britain; since Britain is a member of the EU, it [sharia law] is basically now in force in Europe.” Sharia courts in the UK, however, are not the only signs of Islamic law in Europe. It is increasingly present in various forms throughout the EU, as Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff sees it. In Austria, “sharia is all over the place in a more or less visible way.” She continues:

    Every time an animal is slaughtered halal, it is the implementation of sharia. Every time you have young [Muslim] girls prevented [by their parents, because of their Islamic faith] from swimming together with their [non-Muslim] peers in school you have the imposition of sharia.

    [Sharia is bad] for everybody – for Muslims, for non-Muslims, for atheists. It doesn’t matter where, who and how, sharia must never take hold in Western society. I am very firm about that. It goes absolutely contrary to universal human rights.

    Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff says she is “baffled” that in democratic, Western nation states, she and others should find themselves being prosecuted for criticizing political Islam.

    The case has indeed proved baffling since the beginning. It was instigated by the Left-wing magazine, NEWS, a glossy weekly which sent a young female journalist to “infiltrate” the meeting, according to Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff. NEWS later approached the authorities to press for a prosecution. Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff only learned that she was being prosecuted after reading about it in the Austrian press. The official charges from the department of the Viennese state attorney arrived later on.

    She says, with a sense of mission, that she will not be silenced: “Even if I am found guilty, I will not accept the verdict. It will go up to the European Court.”

    Legal battles, however, are expensive. Even if Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff were to receive nothing more than a suspended fine, the process itself feels like the punishment. “I have to find money to pay my lawyers fee – a 5,000 Euro [nearly $7,000 US] retainer up front,” she admits. “I think it will be a lot more. It will be very hard for me to find the money.”

    Noting that no particular statements have been listed by the Viennese state attorney in his indictment, the case against her, she says, is nothing less than an attempt to silence those “people who dare to […] teach people about Islam from a non-Muslim point of view.”

    Nevertheless, like others who have found themselves being prosecuted for criticizing Islam, she does not take it personally:

    This is not Elisabeth being prosecuted. I am just a proxy. What is burdening me is the burden of history. I am part of history now. I am doing this for millions and millions of people in the Western world, in Europe, in the US, in Canada, who are also champions of freedom, freedom of speech, human rights.

    http://www.weeklyblitz.net/1030/lawfare-in-austria-is-truth-illegal

    Robert Spencer introduced the issue on his blog Jihadwatch yesterday

    Wilders may be cleared soon, as prosecutors have recommended. Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is still in danger, as are free societies in Europe, with dhimmi authorities in Austria, the Netherlands, and no doubt elsewhere as well only too happy to do the bidding of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and move to curtail the freedom of speech regarding Islam in the West. “Lawfare in Austria: Is Truth Illegal?,” by A. Millar for The Weekly Blitz, October 13 (thanks to Regina):

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/jihad-against-free-speech-continues-another-truth-teller-in-a-show-trial-in-europe.html

    “Battle of Tours” had written this some days ago which actually ties in with our article on the Lisbon treaty of a couple of days ago (article 52). See what you think:

    Battle_of_Tours | October 14, 2010 12:11 PM | Reply

    The difference of legal procedures in the Free World as opposed to Tyrannical regimes is the “Presumption of innocence” principle, one fundamental to our natural human rights: guilt must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. When a court of law strikes this “presumed innocence”, they are de-facto a tyrannical state. Stalin, Mao, all Islamic republics, would understand this explicitly. In their world, you are “guilty until proven innocent”. It seems Dutch law has decided on the latter. So using the ‘truth’ in that circumstances cannot be a defense, since the judges have already proved his “guilt” a-priori. All he can do in such a tyrannical regime’s court is beg for ‘mercy’. If so, then Holland has joined the tyrannical regimes in principle. This case, to save Holland from legalized tyranny, must be thrown out of court. Or else, this is the beginning of a big European nightmare, sending their civilization back by centuries. Think hard on this.

    CHARLES JOHNSON IS SLINGING SMEARS AGAINST PAMELA GELLER

    We return to the necessary theme of the defence of Pamela Geller. This attempt to vilify the name and work of Pamela Geller is going on now at full tilt and it raises vital issues, indeed it is quite impossible to move forward if this campaign is not answered and defeated. It concerns above all the ability to tell the truth about Islam, but more than that even, about the real world in which we live.

    If Geller is defeated then that means a big blow has been struck against Free Speech, with vast implications for education and science.

    This is why this reply of Robert Spencer to Charles Johnson is absolutely vital reading for all readers of 4international.

    It is on

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/hateblogger-charles-johnson-lies-about-pamela-geller-in-the-guardian.html

    Libelblogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has been blogging daily for around ten years now, and in all that time has contented himself with a few lines of comment on news stories he has blogged about; he has never written a single stand-alone, full-length article about anything — until now. Columnist Johnson makes his debut today in The Guardian’s Comment Is Free section in a characteristic way: by spreading lies about my colleague Pamela Geller.

    This is what this man has allowed himself to become: after betraying all his principles and alliances, he is despised by the Right and held in contempt by the Left, while he himself stands for nothing at all except the destruction of those principled individuals alongside whom he used to fight. And their destruction is the chief cause to which he devotes his time nowadays; hence this present hit piece on Pamela. As I said yesterday, “It is testimony to the effectiveness of my colleague Pamela Geller, in raising awareness of the issues surrounding the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero and Islamic supremacism in general, that the mainstream media is gunning for her with relentless fury.” Johnson is no Reuel Gerecht, and doesn’t even approach Jeffrey Goldberg, but since he is spreading this nonsense in The Guardian now and not just at his rapidly sinking hate site Little Green Footballs, it warrants setting the record straight.

    “Pamela Geller and the bloggers of hate,” by Charles Johnson in The Guardian, October 14 (thanks to James):

    Johnson spends most of his piece retailing Leftist scare words about conservatives, so as to semaphore to Guardian readers that Pamela Geller is Not One Of Us and thus not to be trusted. Thus without explanation he calls her an “extreme rightwing blogger” and claims that she has “arguably done more than anyone else to incite fear and hatred over the so-called ‘Ground Zero Mosque.'” He offers no evidence for this; he’s just slinging smear words with no content. Maybe he thought the Guardian site was called Content Is Free. And with a puritanical distaste that he would deride if it came from any conservative, he claims that the New York Times profile of her last Sunday featured a photo of Pamela “posing in her bikini.” This, too, is false.

    Then Johnson claims that through him “Pamela Geller got her start on the internet”:

    One thing you’ll discover in the article is that Pamela Geller got her start on the internet by commenting at my site, Little Green Footballs. She posted more than 6,000 comments at LGF in our earlier days, when our comment moderation policy was much more laissez faire than it is now.As I said to the Times, in those days, Geller was often the first one to take the rhetoric over the top, and the target of her rage was usually (but not always) Muslims. And not just militants or terrorists, but all Muslims; Geller was quite clear, and stated often, that she didn’t believe in the idea of a “moderate Islam” at all. (Ironically, this is an opinion she shares with the leaders of al-Qaida, who insist that all Muslims must follow their extreme interpretation of Islam.)

     

    Johnson here confuses moderate Islam with moderate Muslims. In Ibn Warraq’s lapidary formulation, there are many moderate Muslims, but no moderate Islam. In other words, there is no traditional, mainstream sect of Islam or school of Islamic jurisprudence that does not teach warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers. But that doesn’t mean that every Muslim is with that program, any more than Jesus’ teaching means that every Christian turns the other cheek and loves his enemies. The teachings of a religion are one thing and the way every individual believer puts those teachings into practice is quite another.

    This is an elementary distinction, but it seems to elude Johnson and other Leftists, whether because they cannot see it or do not wish to. In any case, Johnson, bent on destroying Pamela Geller, tries to portray her as targeting “all Muslims,” rather than standing up for freedom against Islamic supremacists as she does. Here again, he lies.

    Several years ago, I made a very public break with Geller and her allies, such as Robert Spencer, because of their increasing radicalisation and willingness to make alliances with far rightwing anti-Islam parties in Europe, such as Belgium’s Vlaams Belang and Britain’s English Defence League.

    This is Johnson’s Big Lie, which he has spread for years now everywhere he could, and has hoodwinked many people into believing. In reality, neither I nor Pamela Geller ever made any alliances with Vlaams Belang or the EDL. That should not be taken as a repudiation of either group; at the same time, however, I refuse to accept the Leftist contention that I must be responsible for everything anyone connected with either one ever says or does because I refuse to denounce them as a whole. I don’t believe they’re neofascist white supremacists, as Johnson claims. There is no way that Pamela Geller or I would ever work with, endorse, or approve of any genuine neofascist or white supremacist individual or group in any way, shape or form. But because we would not denounce people Johnson demanded we denounce, he denounced us, and claimed we were far closer to them than we ever were. The whole controversy was manufactured by Charles Johnson.

    Indeed, when Geller held her anti-Islam rally in Manhattan this year on 11 September, she invited representatives of the English Defence League to attend. This turned into a bit of an embarrassment when one of the EDL leaders was refused entry to the United States because of “entry form irregularities”, and the others had their hotel rooms searched by the FBI.

    Yes, because we all know that the immigration authorities and the FBI are always and in every case on the side of the angels.

    There’s a much uglier side to Pamela Geller, however, that was missed by Barnard and Feuer and needs to be pointed out: in addition to her anti-Muslim activities, Geller often supports and glorifies people who can only be described as white supremacists and genocidal war criminals.

    Why did the New York Times reporters Barnard and Feuer miss this? Because it’s false. Barnard and Feuer are hardcore ideologues and hardly objective reporters, but even they knew that they couldn’t retail this nonsense even in the New York Times. Read on and you’ll see why.

    For example, last April, Geller defended South African apartheid advocate and convicted terrorist Eugene Terreblanche, blaming his murder on “black supremacism” and warning that it was the start of “white genocide” in South Africa:

    “The white genocide is heating up in South Africa: South Africa race tension grows. The whites in South Africa are keenly aware of the plans to kill them, better known as ‘The night of the long knives’. They expect it to happen very soon after the death of Mandela, but to tell this to the world is a waste of energy. Atlas has been reporting on this horror that the savages in the media ignore.”

    Here’s something Pamela wrote about Terreblanche that Johnson didn’t quote: “Insofar as my sanctioning of white supremacists in South Africa — that is a blatant libel. I do not — this coming from proponents of Jewish genocide and the annihilation of Israel. I vehemently disagree with Terre’blanche’s ideas, but I don’t believe he (or anyone else) should be viciously hacked to death for their ideas by supremacists. Does CAIR go after Malema for singing “kill the Boer farmers”? No — because Jihadis Incite South African Blacks to kill all Whites.”

    She wrote that last April. Not time enough for Johnson to find it, however — it has only been seven months.

    Johnson missed more, too:

    And in July, Geller posted an ode of support to genocidal Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

    Actually, she posted a piece that said quite clearly: “I am not defending Radovan Karadzic…”

    The most troubling thing about a person like Johnson, like Islamic supremacist hair stylist Reza Aslan and so many others, is that they don’t seem to care a whit for the truth. All they care about is destroying their enemies.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/10/hateblogger-charles-johnson-lies-about-pamela-geller-in-the-guardian.html

    GEORGE GALLOWAY AND MAIREAD MAGUIRE ON VIVA PALESTINE ASSOCIATE WITH JIHADISTS

     

    I like the work which the regular writer and researcher Habibi does on Harry´s Place

    He is very strong on tracking all of these shadowy groups around Mairead Maguire and George Galloway but first—Let us try to place all of this into context. And these are just a few of the sketchiest of considerations.

    The Jews have been the most oppressed people, the most persecuted by far, that the world has ever seen

    Now there comes the time when their efforts to return to their Homeland come to fruition. After many attacks they succeed in setting up (in 1948) the state of Israel.

    And somehow in today´s parlance this all has become known as “The Occupation”.

    A new people, and a new term for a new people, “The Palestinians”, suddenly starts surfacing in the world, tentatively at first, but after 1967 this begins to gather speed.

    Could this be the product of paid propaganda, because the Arab league suddenly finds itself very wealthy, wealth which is paid into their coffers in exchange for oil?

    Could there be a connection to that and the emergence of “The Palestinians” so that there are many people going about, such as the aforesaid George Galloway, and Mairead Maguire, who ignore the million or so dead Sudanese Christians and Darfurian animists and black Muslims?

    There are so many questions that need to be asked but are not being asked about this issue.

    In this article Habibi is dealing with one group which is working inside the Viva Palestina convoy organization. This is invaluable research and our readers must read this.

    We need to do 2 things

    1. We need to follow these groups in and around Maguire and Galloway

    2. We need to understand better how we have gotten here, that is we need to become better students of history, and by that I mean to get at the truth, not some biased and lying narrative

    The following can be seen on

    http://hurryupharry.org/2010/10/14/bouguerra-soltani-torture-and-viva-palestina/

    Bouguerra Soltani (also spelled Abu Jerra Soltani, among other variations) is the head of the Algerian MSP party. It is the Algerian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.


    Bouguerra Soltani

    This makes him a natural for work with Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation.

    Sure enough, members and supporters of his party took part in the convoy by sea in May. Their efforts were hailed by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh:

    He further indicated that the Algerian vessel represents the Arab Nation’s resistance and the Algerians’ pride that have always been at the forefront for the support of the Palestinian cause.

    Hania’s declaration has moved thousands of participants that flocked from different corners of the country to take part to this event, including representatives from different movements in the Arab world like the Islamic Resistance Movement “Hamas” led by Ahmed Merzouk and Oussama Hamdane and the Mauritanian movement “Tawassoul”.

    According to this report, Soltani is at it again.

    Algerian leaders bring a message of solidarity to convoyers at Latakia, Syria. Abudjarra Sultani, a minister in the Algerian government, called on all Arab couintries to “make a siege on those who make a siege on Palestine”.

    Soltani is certainly a very big fan of Hamas. Here he is at a press conference in 2009:

    “I will be the first to lead the batallion of young Algerian jihadis if we find the way to jihad in Gaza.”

    Denouncing the classification of resistance organisations as terrorist groups, Soltani hammered home, not without pride, that he would be the first to be classified in this case.

    Furthermore, the head of the MSP will today send a delegation to meet the leaders of the Palestinian resistance [i.e. Hamas] and notify them of “our gratitude for their fighting, our support and our solidarity”.

    In addition, and as surprising as it may seem, Soltani announced that his group will hold a ceremony on 29 January at La Coupole in Algiers to celebrate the victory of the Palestinian resistance in its war against the Israeli occupiers.

    Soltani has it in for the US too. In 2004 he signed this jihadi declaration (pdf) calling for attacks on US troops in Iraq and support for al Qaeda detainees. Have a look at the kind of language this man backs:

    In view of these savage crimes implemented in Iraq and Palestine by the hands of the Zio-American pact not only against the Arabs and Muslims, nay against humanity in general, and the preparations taking place in Darfur in Sudan, the signatories of this call who incorporate religious scholars, leaders of the Islamic Movement, intellectuals and preachers:

    1) Express their utter condemnation of the savage crimes that are taking place in Iraq and Palestine night and day, by the hands of the Zio-American pact and its allies, and even those who follow it quietly.

    2) Reiterate their complete solidarity with the Iraqi and Palestinian people, and their honourable and courageous national and Islamic resistance; call on both to unite their ranks to resist the occupation, avoid collusion or extremism or sectarianism of any kind whatsoever; confine [their activities] to military resistance against the occupation; and consider the Iraqi and Palestinian blood to be a red line.

    3) Reassure their full support in the case of the detainees in all Zionist and American prisons in Palestine, Iraq, Guantanamo and Afghanistan, and condemn the savage crimes involved in these detentions – crimes that disgrace humanity.

    As for his own opponents, how about torture? In 2009 Soltani was due to address a conference in Switzerland. He fled the country when he learned the Swiss authorities were looking for him. Here’s why, according to a Swiss human rights group:

    On 12 October 2009 TRIAL (Track Impunity Always – Swiss Association against Impunity) submitted a criminal complaint to the investigating judge in the Canton of Fribourg, charging Mr. Bouguerra SOLTANI with acts of torture. The following day, the victim, Mr. Nouar ABDELMALEK, joined the proceeding as a civil party.

    In July 2009, TRIAL had already filed an individual communication against Algeria before the UN Committee against torture on behalf of M. ADBELMALEK. The communication referred to the multiple tortures he suffered in his country between 2001 and 2005. Mr. SOLTANI is among the individuals denounced by the victim for having organized a torture session. Mr. ABDELMALEK, owing to the abuses he endured, was later granted refugee status in France, where he is now living.

    In the framework of his functions at the Ministry of Defense, M ABDELMALEK published a report in 1998 in which he expressly mentioned Mr. SOLTANI’s implication in the recruitment of a young Algerian Islamist sent to Afghanistan. After the report was released, Mr. ABDELMALEK was discharged from his official functions but continued criticizing Mr. SOLTANI in the press.

    In June 2005, Mr. ABDELMALEK was arrested on the basis of fallacious charges. Policemen brought him to the brigade of Beni Messous where he suffered torture for several days. In the morning of the 1 July 2005, officials transferred Mr. ABDELMALEK to the Châteauneuf facility, notorious for being Algeria’s main center for torture and arbitrary detention.

    Electric shocks and other abuses

    On the same day, Mr. SOLTANI, then Minister of State, went to the room where Mr. ABDELMALEK was detained in order to personally direct a torture session which lasted for about 2 hours. During that session, the victim was subjected to waterboarding, to several electric shocks on the stomach, feet and hands, his ankles were twisted as if to break them and a screwdriver was even introduced into a recent wound on his right foot.

    With the purpose to make Mr. ABDELMALEK sign fake declarations and blank documents, Mr. SOLTANI openly directed the session, encouraging and inciting the agents to carry out these inhuman acts. Mr. ABDELMALEK was also threatened of not leaving the facility alive.

    Yes, Mr Soltani is another perfect partner for the fanatics and extremists of Viva Palestina.

    http://hurryupharry.org/2010/10/14/bouguerra-soltani-torture-and-viva-palestina/

    ISRAEL AND THE AHMADINEJAD VISIT…ISRAEL CHOOSE INACTION YOU ARE DEAD!

    Debkafile is right, dead right, what the visit of Ahmadinejad is proving to all the world is that the present Netanyahu/Barak leadership is totally bankrupt.

    And because it is bankrupt in the face of this pygmy despot Ahmadinejad this places the whole of Israeli Jewry and Diaspora Jewry in grave peril.

    OK you may say that Netanyahu is playing it cool re this visit. Well that is the wrong approach to take. Israel should be kicking up merry hell re this visit, because all of Europe, all of America, convinced Israel in 2006 that Hizbullah would never again be a threat BECAUSE UN TROOPS WERE GOING TO ENTER LEBANON AND THERE ACT AS A BUFFER. That is a buffer to prevent war. We can safely say the exact opposite has happened.

    This is the greatest lie, the greatest disaster potentially ever for Israel.

    And it has been caused by Europe, by America, by the United Nations, and it has also been caused by the Israeli leaders right down the years who refuse to fight

    Eltad is 100 per cent right. Israel should kill Ahmadinejad if he comes within range of Israeli guns, and he will surely be doing that.

    I cannot help but think on the position of Leon Trotsky, who stated in the year of 1933, if he was in charge of the Red Army then he would move it right down and fight it out there and then with Hitler.

    How many human lives would that have saved if that had happened? Would 100 million human lives be a safe estimate?

    There comes a time for action.

    Both the Israeli Jewish leaders are bankrupt and paralysed and all of the leaders in the Diaspora as well.

    This is why this article by Debkafile is SO important. It pinpoints the absurd paralysis of Netanyahu, Barak and all those other Likud phoneys who make up this Israeli elite in power:

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and all of Israel’s leaders chose silence in the face of the imperialist Shiite energy Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exuded in his all-conquering visit to Lebanon. On his first day in Beirut, Wednesday, Oct. 13, he walked off with four major accomplishments:

    1. He demonstrated that Tehran calls the shots in Beirut – not the lawful Lebanese government which is crumbling under Iranian pressure, not the divided Christian or Sunni Muslim communities and not even Syria. Every last Lebanese leader, including those who made a show of protesting his visit, paid homage to Ahmadinejad in Beirut and praised his “moderation.”

    2.  The Iranian president’s tour Thursday plants an Iranian flag on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and that’s just for starters. The flag, already present in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, is heading for the West Bank and eventually Jerusalem. Addressing tens of thousands of cheering Lebanese Shiites in the Hizballah stronghold of Dahya in Beirut Wednesday night, Ahmadinejad and his puppet, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah, pledged to make Israel “disappear” and declared nothing and no one can stop this happening. How and when is up to Tehran.

    3.  He also announced the formation of a new Islamic bloc, a revival of the old Eastern Front, composed of Iran, Syria, Turkey, the Palestinians, Lebanon and Iraq. It would be dedicated to fighting not only Israel but also America.

    For the Iranian ruler, Israel is small change compared with the task of destroying America’s Middle East presence and usurping its big power role.  In the course of his triumphal tour of Beirut, an abject Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came to Syrian president Bashar Assad cap in hand to beg for him to intercede with his Iranian ally for support.

    4.  Ahmadinejad gave the entire Arab Middle East an object lesson in how much ground the Islamic Republic and its president are capable of swallowing up – even without a nuclear weapon. They were warned by the way Lebanon fell at his feet that they stood no chance against their new hegemon as a nuclear power.
    In every country’s life, there comes a moment for decisive action as the only sensible course for self-preservation. This moment has come for Israel and it finds its leaders gripped by extreme paralysis – lethargic instead of proactive. They would impress a stranger as being mesmerized by the phenomenon at large on  northern border.

    In fact, Netanyahu and Barak are bound hand and foot by their (unpublished) pledge to US President Barack Obama to refrain from attacking Iran for a year. Not only have they been struck dumb in the face of the most brutal  threat of extinction Israel has ever faced, they are squandering national energies on courting a failed Palestinian leader and a divisive argument over whether or not to extend the freeze on settlement construction for a few more weeks.
    The Israeli government would have been fully entitled to stand up and warn Ahmadinejad that the morning after he and his puppet, Hassan Nasrallah, made a public oath to make Israel “disappear” forever, they had better not show their faces on the Lebanese border. Checking out their prey at close quarters could be dangerously premature for them both and lead to serious repercussions.

    Instead, they sent the defense ministry’s political coordinator Amos Gilead, an expert in shilly-shallying, to deliver a noncommittal remark or two in a radio interview.

    He explained there was no need for Israel to take any action for now, but to trust the “forces of anti-Iranian resistance” in Lebanon. He seemed to have forgotten that even the Obama administration no longer believes these forces are capable of standing up to the peril besetting their country. 

    debkafile’s sources find a strong, unfortunate analogy between Israeli passivity today and British appeasement on the even of World War II: the British prime minister Neville Chamberlain went down in history for signing away the Sudeteland region of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany at Munich in 1938, opening the door to Germany’s conquest of Europe and the war, and the Netanyahu government’s silence as power-hungry Iran annexes Lebanon on its doorstep.

    http://www.debka.com/article/9080/

    THANKS TO SPAIN AND THE UN HIZBULLAH IS NOW 10 TIMES STRONGER THAN 2006

    When Israel ended the war against Hizbullah in 2006 it did so foolishly on the basis that the United Nations would come into Lebanon and would organize the place in such a way that there would not ever again be a threat to Israel from Hizbullah

    But the very opposite has happened. Hizbullah now is OBVIOUSLY far more of a threat than in 2006.

    That is the meaning of the present Ahmadinejad visit to Lebanon.

    This is something which CLEARLY implicates the nations of Europe, and not least Ireland, but especially Spain, and all those flunkeys in the Spanisj ruling class, and especially the Spanish monarchy, who are so close to the Army

    The more I look at it the more I realize that this is an amazing report from BBC News:

    25 May 2010

    // Hezbollah entrenched in Lebanon years after Israel left

    By Natalia Antelava BBC News, south Lebanon

    Lebanese tourists look at a Hezbollah's anti-aircraft machine-gun displayed in the area of Sujud in southern Lebanon on 22 May 22, 2010
    Lebanese tourist visiting a Hezbollah position in south Lebanon

    Every day 70-year-old Abu Ali Shami looks at Israel from his olive grove. The barbed wire, which is only a metre away, reminds him of what life was like when Israeli soldiers were stationed on the Lebanese side of the barbed wire fence.

    “We were powerless,” Abu Ali Shami says. “There was so much injustice, if felt like we lived in a big prison.”

    Like all residents of Kfar Kila, a village on the Lebanese-Israeli border, Abu Ali Shami still remembers restrictions on travel and the climate of fear, enforced not only by the Israeli military but also their Lebanese collaborators.

    Abu Ali al-Shami

    “We were so happy when they left,” remembers Abu Ali, another villager in Kfar Kila. “They withdrew in the middle of the night and it felt as if we finally had our country back.”

    Ten years on since the withdrawal, the UN together with the Lebanese army patrol the border area. But flapping in the breeze along the fence are yellow and green flags of Hezbollah. Waving next to them is the flag of the group’s biggest foreign backer – Iran.

    It is Hezbollah that has real control over what happens in southern Lebanon and many villagers say they like the arrangement.

    “It’s the resistance, its weapons and [Hezbollah leader] Hassan Nasrallah who make us feel safe here,” says Fawwaz Mohammed. “Without the resistance we could never be free.”

    ‘Victories’

    Hezbollah is staging a series of events marking the 10th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal, and what it sees as its victories since then – particularly the most recent war with Israel in 2006. Among them is the opening of a new war museum just a short drive away from the border.

    The museum showcases hundreds of pieces of weaponry and equipment. The museum cost more than $3m to build. This was raised, according to Hezbollah, entirely from private donations.

    “It’s a commemoration of our fighters, of our martyrdom and also this museum is the way of reminding the new generation about sacrifices that they made,” says the group’s spokesman, Dr Ibrahim Moussawi.

    As a guide leads visitors around the museum through an elaborate network of underground tunnels, he describes the battles and the living conditions of the Hezbollah fighters.

    Almost all of South Lebanon is riddled with similar bunkers, it is believed that Hezbollah uses them to keep its weapons and train its guerrillas.

    But the guide brushes off all questions about the real tunnels: “It’s a secret,” he laughs.

    While Hezbollah remains extremely secretive about its military, the museum is in many ways, a sign of just how much the group has evolved over the last 10 years.

    Politics and military

    Today, it is arguably the most powerful militia in the Middle East and inside Lebanon it also functions as a sophisticated political organisation which has won elections, which has a track record of doing serious social work, and which is clever at marketing itself.

    Hezbollah’s growing military might, fuelled by funding from Iran, is a serious concern for Israel and its allies.

    Israel and Washington have recently accused Syria of transferring long range scud rockets to Hezbollah. The allegations sparked off a new cycle of mutual accusations, and speculation about another war.

    The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, was among those to deny the allegations that there were scud rockets in Lebanon, but Hezbollah never issued a denial.

    An underground tunnel at Hezbollah's 'Tourist Complex' in Mlita in southern Lebanon on 21 May, 2010. A Hezbollah underground installation now open to the public

    In fact many in Lebanon believe that the group does have some sort of long-range missile, if only because in some of his recent speeches the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has threatened to hit targets deep inside Israel.

    “I don’t know what kind of rockets Hezbollah has, but what I do know is that Hassan Nasrallah does not make empty threats. Israel knows that, which is why they are worried,” says Beirut-based analyst Rami Khoury.

    And yet, despite all the talk of war, tensions and mutual accusations – or partly because of it all – the situation, Rami Khoury believes, is currently under control.

    “What we have now is a situation of quite good mutual deterrence. Nobody is going to give up or surrender to the other side. At the same time, both sides know that if they start a war, it will be ferocious and it will kill many civilians,” says Rami Khoury.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10152082