Archive for March, 2011
…and you can stop looking at your watch, or rummaging for your iPhone to check the date – it doesn’t appear to be an April Fool:
A warm welcome to a new and very brave kid on the block – British Muslims for Israel. As I have often said, where someone stands on Israel is for me the litmus test of whether they are a decent and rational human being or pose a threat not merely to Jewish interests but to civilised values. Unfortunately, even among those many Muslims who are opposed to the jihad and support western democracy, animosity towards Israel often runs horrifyingly deep. Any Muslim who speaks up in defence of Israel runs significant personal risks. So those behind British Muslims for Israel, which has emerged from the Institute for Middle Eastern Democracy, merit a huge amount of praise and support. They also offer a ray of hope for the future. They show that there are Muslims who pass that key civilisational litmus test with flying colours.
It is not before time that a voice of reason from the Muslim community was heard – particularly in Britain – which is fast gaining a reputation as an anti-Semite’s paradise.
The cacophany of uninformed and biased, agenda-driven noise (for that it what it is), emanating from the British media and the Islamo-Left coalition – who are dedicated to dehumanising Israelis and falsely presenting the ‘Palestinians’ as perpetual victims – goes virtually unchallenged in here the Britain and the West.
Israel, either through exasperation or sheer inabilty to get a fair hearing, sometimes appears to have given up fighting her own corner. We hope that this story helps stimulate a renewal of the will to defend with pride the Middle East’s only Western-standards, rights-based democracy.
The articulate and steadfast (in the face the relentless campaign to delegitimise her) Melanie Phillips, has the rest at The Spectator.
A senior Indonesian al-Qaeda operative wanted in the 2002 Bali bombings has been arrested in Pakistan, a rare high-profile capture in the war on terror that could provide valuable intelligence about the organization and possible future plots.
Umar Patek, a suspected member of the Al-Qaida-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, was arrested earlier this year in Pakistan, foreign intelligence sources said Tuesday.
It’s not clear if Pakistan stumbled on Patek or his capture was the result of an intelligence tip. Details about what he was doing in Pakistan also remain murky, raising questions about whether he was there to plan an attack with Al-Qaida’s top operational leaders as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks looms over the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
…that it is assisting a rebel movement led by a suspected al-Qaeda-linked former Jihadist to wrest control from old Looney Tunes himself, Muammar Gaddafi?
No? We’re stumped, too. Meanwhile, down in Zimbabwe:
Meet the new boss – worse than the old boss. Interventionism when it aligns with their ‘interests’. Cowardice, silence and inaction when it doesn’t.
Sunday rolls around again – time for another of our weekly reviews of the Islamist war porn that Google/YouTube allows to proliferate (and profits from), on the world’s number one video sharing site. Time for Google/YouTube Hall of Shame – Week 15:
While committing huge corporate resources to ensure that they don’t get sued for copyright violations from Big Media and the Porn industry, Google/YouTube appears more than happy to allow often disturbingly-violent video clips to be able to make their way from some of the world’s most wanted Islamic terrorists (including luminaries from such esteemed organisations as Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba) – direct to your childrens’ bedrooms. Read the rest of this entry »
More tales from the lesser-known Jihad taking place under our noses in Latin America:
Argentinean daily says South American country told Islamic Republic it would suspend probe of deadly attacks on Israeli embassy, Jewish center in 1990s in order to increase trade between countries
During secret talks with Iran, the Argentinean government offered to “forget” the bombings of the Israeli embassy and the Jewish community center in the capital Buenos Aires in the 1990s in exchange for improved ties between the two countries.
The Argentine weekly Perfil reported Saturday that the negotiations were aimed at increasing the trade volume between Argentina and the Islamic Republic, which is currently estimated at $1.2 billion a year.
According to the report, Cristina Kirchner’s government offered to suspend the investigation of the bombings, which are believed to have been orchestrated by Iran. Read the rest of this entry »