Saturday, 19 February 2011

Palestine Awareness according to the Elder of Zion

The elder of Zion is determined to educate British students out of their ignorance and starts off pretty well. The fact is that palestinian nationalism is determined by what it wishes to destroy rather than anything it would like to build. Let's see how democracy in the arab world pans out before believing the old lies that palestinians would build a democratic, secular state in place of Israel. The only time they were tested Hamas the Moslem Brotherhood offshoot emerged to maim and kill secular palestinians. Gays, christians and women now exist under a state of terror.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
UCLA's having "Palestine Awareness Week." Let's help them out.
UCLA's having "Palestine Awareness Week." Let's help them out.
I just saw a Facebook page advertising UCLA's "Palestine Awareness Week" next week.

I deeply believe in awareness for Palestine, so here is my small contribution to the cause:

Are you aware that Palestine was never a country?
Are you aware that the word Palestine is Roman, not Arabic?
Are you aware that Jerusalem was never the capital of any Arab nation?
Are you aware that before 1920, the area known as Palestine included much or all of what is now Jordan?
Are you aware that practically every written history of the Palestinian Arabs starts after Jews started returning to the area in the late 1800s?
Are you aware that practically no Arabs called themselves "Palestinian" before 1964?
Are you aware that the first Palestinian Arab leader, Haj Amin al Husseini, originally wanted a "Greater Syria" to include Palestine and only changed his mind in the 1920s?
Are you aware that this same Husseini instigated murderous rampages against the Jews of Palestine - including Jewish communities that had been there for centuries?
Are you aware that this same Husseini colluded with Hitler to perform genocide on all Jews during World War II?
Are you aware the Palestinian Arabs have never accepted any peace plan that included a Jewish state?
Are you aware that modern terrorism was created by Palestinian Arabs?
Are you aware that Palestinian Arabs never demanded their own West Bank or Gaza state when they were under Jordanian and Egyptian control?
Are you aware that Yasir Arafat embezzled as much as $3 billion from his people, yet he is still regarded as a hero and no Palestinian Arab leader is trying to find his stolen money?
Are you aware that the constitution of Palestine states that Sharia law would be the main source of legislation?
Are you aware that Mahmoud Abbas bankrolled the 1972 Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes, and that he praised the ringleader of that attack as recently as 2010?
Are you aware that Mahmoud Abbas' doctoral dissertation denied the Holocaust?
Are you aware that Hamas does not want a Palestinian Arab state but instead a pan-Islamic caliphate that spans the world?
Are you aware that the Palestinian Authority still officially states that there was no Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?
Are you aware that the PLO wants to build a state with no Jews in it?
Are you aware that the elected Hamas government has laws discriminating against women?
Are you aware that Yasir Arafat was born in Egypt, but Ariel Sharon was born in Palestine?
Are you aware that the biggest heroes to ordinary Palestinian Arabs are terrorists like Dalal Mughrabi and Samir Kuntar?
Are you aware that the original 1964 PLO charter specifically excluded the West Bank and Gaza from the land they wanted, and their only desire was to destroy Israel within the Green Line?
Are you aware that not a single refugee camp has been dismantled in the territories governed by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas?
Are you aware that even after signing the Oslo Accords, Yasir Arafat publicly said that a Palestinian state is simply a stage on the way to destroying Israel altogether?
Just a small public service for Palestine Awareness Week.

Friday, 18 February 2011

God doesn't love the Jews - The New Statesman wishes to reinvent the wheel of anti-semitism

In the British broadsheet media the whiff of antisemitism is never far below the surface. Yet another example of a British publication's sneering and hate filled invective against jews comes from this week's winning entries in the captions competition in the New Statesman magazine. Were it not for an overwhelming mass of invective against Israel and the fact that both winning captions had anti-semitic overtones I would be tempted to take the captions in a lightearted vein.

The picture showed someone whispering guardedly into Netanyahu's ear.

The winning caption was,”It's God, sir. He says if you don't ease off on Palestine, he's choosing another people.”(Adrian Fry).

So here we have something that the left in the UK tries so hard and so often to deny, that hatred of Israel and anti-semitism are often linked. Here we find yet another example of this linkage, it being God himself who has bought the line of the collective jewish people oppressing others, so much so that God addresses himself to the prime minister of Israel as the representative of that people so as threat to sever links with the jews, their having by their behaviour renounce all claim to God's indulgence. In case you are wondering where we've heard this before and what it led to ''Holocaust” is the clue.

The Runner-up:
Aid to Netanyahu: “”We have sent a plane for Mubarak.”(James Mackinshaw)

And this is another accusation against Israel, that it spends its time propping up dictators in the middle-east, that it looks after the puppets who have supposedly carried out Israel's bidding of suppressing the democrats in the arab world. Of course that the jew controls the banks, the american government and world politics is nothing new, dating back to the Tsar's publication of the Protocols of the Elder of Zion and most recently given new impetus by Walt and Mearshimer. The muslim world's dictators such as Ben Ali, and Idi Amin of course usually end up Saudi-Arabia. The dictators in the middle-east are home grown.

For the anti-semite Jews are behind everything bad in the world. What's new?
Possibly once the New Statesmen realises its been caught out again, an article will be commissioned on Holocaust commemoration. That's the usual way that the jewish people's detractors nowadays believe they can buy their 'Get out of jail free card', all the better to carry on demonising jews and Israel.

The antisemitic British University and Colleges trade union UCU that has seen much of its jewish membership leave in recent years has been quite adept at using this tactic.

The Nazis and the BBC

In a report yesterday the British BBC journalist Bowen talked about the influence of Cairo radio in radicalising the middle-east in the 1950's. Strangely enough he failed to mention the broadcasts by the Mufti of Jerusalem from the 1930's and throughout World War II praising the nazis and how they dealt with the jews (The mufti didn't just cheer from the sidelines but founded the SS muslim battalion that killed jews and partisans in Croatia and Serbia). Arab and muslim anti-semitism nowadays is the result of those nazi broadcasts by the still venerated palestinian. Even the palestinian president Abbas has praised the mufti as "outstanding", saying that his role in history should remain in the forefront of Palestinian Arab consciousness.
Well it shouldn't be surprising that Abbas knows so little about the Mufti's role in the Holocaust, because Abbas wrote his Phd thesis denying the holocaust. In communist Russia of all places!

The BBC might peddle its slanted history of the middle-east but it doesn't help in educating its audience of the true realities there. Its strange, but even the BBC hasn't been peddling the hoary myth of the root of all problems in the middle-east being related to the jewish settlements in the ancient jewish homelands of Judea and Samaria  (the 'West Bank') lately. Maybe it's because nobody would now believe this particular lie any more.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

The demise of theTurkish secular state

Kemal Attaturk is most likely rolling around in his grave, realising that using the guise of 'democracy' islam is on the ascendant.

Erdogan's islamist AKP government having put the US' nose out of joint when it wished to invade Iraq from bases in Turkey in 2003 recently tried to stymie attempts to have Iran condemned for refusing to ship its uranium fuel to neutral third countries such as France and Russia by teaming up with Brazil to offer their own plan. Iran of course does not want its uranium enriched abroad to 20% as this would only be sufficient for peaceful uses.

Erdogan's government knows all this, so why is it supporting Iran in its pursuit of nuclear weapons? For that matter why is Turkey supporting the extreme islamic movements of Hezbollah in lebanon and Hamas in Gaza? Why did Erdogan's government organise the islamist flotilla in 2010 ostensibly to break the israeli blockade of Gaza (Israel is under daily bombardment by Grad, katyusha and Qassam missiles from there and argues it must inspect ships before their cargoes are delivered)?

There are many questions that could be asked of the Turkish government, not least as to why it is supporting islamist and rejectionist governments throughout the world, not least that of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir President Omar al-Bashir responsible for the genocide in Darfur.

Whatever the AKP is doing abroad, its changing of the constitution, lauded by the EU means that it can appoint judges, surely a dangerous thing even in a western democratic country where it the separation of powers, of the legislative, the executive and the judiciary are seen as essential to a true democracy.

This article was published before the new constitution was adopted.In it Ilke Akdeniz warns about the AKP's increasing hold over the judiciary.
"Of the proposed amendments to 26 of the articles, the most controversial point of debate lies in the change to the law of who controls the Judges and Prosecutors; a change which would significantly change the balance of power in Turkey. Under the 1982 constitution, Judges and Prosecutors are free from the control of the government, as one would expect it to be in any democracy, as it eliminates the possibility of punishment being used as a political tool. However, under the proposed changes, members of parliament will get to choose the majority of the members of the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which in effect puts the HSYK under the control of the ruling party. Brings to mind a dictatorship, does it not?"
The bastion of secular authority, the army is also being emasculated. Today 162 army officerswere imprisoned along with the 400 other academics, journalists, politicians and soldiers already imprisoned by this islamist regime that is intent on crushing democracy in Turkey.

From today's Huriyet,
"More than 400 people — including academics, journalists, politicians and soldiers — also are on trial on separate charges of plotting to bring down the government. That case is based on a conspiracy by an alleged gang of secular nationalists called Ergenekon.
Critics say the Sledgehammer and Ergenekon cases are built on flimsy evidence and designed to silence Erdo─čan's pro-secular opponents. The government denies the cases are politically motivated and says it is just trying to work to improve democracy."
It is time for the west to realise what is happening in Turkey, to downgrade its membership of NATO and to put on hold any further trade concessions by the EU. The US should bring its political influence to bear but there is no chance of that happening whilst Obama is still in power. The US is in decline, and the islamists not least in Turkey are filling the vacuum.

Egyptians beware - the moslem brotherhood's 'moderation' is equal to its belief in democracy (one man, one vote, one time).

It is hard to criticise those brave people in Tunisia and Egypt and elsewhere in the arab world who are confronting the dictators and generals. The only problem is what comes after the secular dictators are gone? The moslem brotherhood is waiting in the wings, organised and ready to take power through the ballot box as we have seen repeatedly in the recent past.

In 1979 the people supported by the secular mujahideen toppled the Shah of Iran with the support of the US under president Carter. What happened was that shortly afterwards the ayatollahs let loose their legions of islamic troops on those brave people who had fought for democracy, slaughtered many thousands of those democracy activists, and we have today that theocratic state of Iran that whips, rapes and hangs women, gays and anyone else who the regime finds fault with. That regime in its race for nuclear weapons is igniting an arms race in the middle-east, among as we see are very unstable regimes. Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Saudi-Arabia and Algeria all have nuclear programmes which are being stepped up.

Lebanon has now a prime ministerNajib Mikati who represents Hezbollah, the long arm of Iran, and Hamas had an election in January 2005 with next election supposed to have been in July 2010. With those elections now getting on for a couple of years overdue, it is hard not to believe that those islamists who are so into human rights and democracy when in opposition, really believe in one man, one vote, one time.

The moslem brotherhood in Egypt of which Hamas in Gaza are an offshoot have lain pretty low recently, keeping their strategic interests to the fore in not taking over the running of the protests so as not to ruin the chances of bringing an end to Mubarak's regime (with US and Europe's support). But the long term goals of the moslem brotherhood have not changed, to bring an islamic regime to Egypt, preferably through the ballot box on the way to the great caliphate (most likely not by way of the ballot box).

A recent leader of the moslem brotherhood made clear its long-term goals:

"The Islamic Ummah['s]...rightful position which was intended by Allah, [is] the most exalted nation among men, as the leaders of humanity....Jihad [is] not only for the purpose of fending-off assaults and attacks of Allah's enemies from Muslims, but are also for the purpose of realizing the great task of establishing an Islamic state and strengthening the religion and spreading it around the world..."
Mustafa Mashhur, Jihad Is The Way, (Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader, 1996-2002)

As Rubin shows, the muslim brotherhood is anything but moderate or exhausted or democtratic. In a recent speech the Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammad Badi shows the Brotherhood as bigoted as ever, and as intent as ever on bringing down western oriented governments (starting with their own), on ending peace between Egypt and Israel, on bringing down the Palestinina Authority and replacing it with the islamists of Hamas who have been responsible for bombings and killings of christians in Gaza. If Hamas takes control of the Palestinian Authority territories in Judea and Samaria then the days of the christian community will be as numbered there as it is in Iraq (Even under the PA chrisitians have been leaving Bethlehem at an alarming rate in recent years due to the discrimination there, not unsimilar to other arab regimes such as in Egypt whereby pork was forbidden on 'health' grounds  last year)

Islamic extremism is an extreme threat to those democracy activists. Ignoring the Moslem Brotherhood will only lead to their takeover of the budding democracies in the arab world. Once the islamist have taken over they will crush the democratic opposition, promote new wars in the middle east, undermine western interests and promote new terror outrages in the west.

We must support the democratic groups in the arab world, but with caution. Change needs to be managed, allowing democratic institutions to emerge that are strong and able to counterbalance the islamic organisations who know very well that the way to success at the ballot box is through well funded grassroots campaigning, not least through efficient social and medical organisations.