Friday, 30 December 2011

Guardian discovers that Moslem Brotherhood offshoot Hamas lacks Christmas cheer

I rubbed my eyes when I read this report in the Guardian.
Hard on the heels of printing a rotten old calumny about Israel supposedly being responsible for the reduction of Christians in the Palestinian Territories, notably in Bethlehem, a Guardian journalist no stranger to demonising Israel herself has managed to do a bit of journalism and discover the truth about the reasons why christians are leaving Gaza.


Christians are leaving Gaza for the same reasons they are leaving Judea and Samaria, Bethlehem (WB), Iraq, Egypt, everywhere in the middle east and muslim world, because of attacks against them, because of intimidation, because of murder, because of confiscation of their lands, their property and their livelihoods. The same thing happened just over half a century with the ethnic cleansing of almost a million jews when arab countries gained their independence.




As with the ancient coptic community, the jews were living all over the middle east for thousands of years before the arabs arrived.


Giving the lie to anti-Israel demonisers such as British Archbishop Rowan Williams
who blame the troubles of Christians on Israel is the fact that the only place in the middle east where christians can worship freely without hindrance or discrimination is in Israel.

Unlike everywhere else in the moslem world the population of christians in Israel is constantly rising. Contrast this with Iraq where almost a million christians have fled in the last 10 years, and Egypt where the the 'democratic' attacks on christians have led to 100,000 Coptic christians leaving Egypt for the west in the last year. With neither police nor army willing to defend the christian community against attack in Egypt, but instead often turning a blind eye or even joining in, the copts see the writing on the wall.


I doubt that Phoebe Greenwood has any intentions to return to Gaza in the near future. The palestinians don't take kindly to reporters who instead of reporting manufactured news from 'Pallywood' actually report the truth about what really happens.


Back to the palestinians and Hamas so beloved of western media and of a number of churches most notably members of the Anglican Church, the Methodists and Quakers. These churches are leaders in using the arab-Israel conflict as a tool with which to stir up hatred against the jewish people and Israel.

The catholic church is not far behind with a number its offshoots working hard to propagandise against the State of Israel (e.g. the vicious anti-Israel propaganda published by P.I.M.E in its 'Asianews' website from within the Vatican).

Pope Benedict himself wasn't above doing a little Israel bashing when he visited Bethlehem, criticising the Israeli security fence but failing to mention that it was erected because to keep out arab suicide bombers who inflicted thousands of deaths and injuries on innocent israelis.







And this Christmas the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster used his Christmas sermon to attack Israel

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Gaza Christians long for days before Hamas cancelled Christmas


Phoebe Greenwood in Gaza City
guardian.co.uk, Friday 23 December 2011 12.55 GMT

Since the Palestinian Authority left the Gaza Strip, festive celebrations and displays of crucifixes have become taboo

When the Latin patriarch came to Gaza's Holy Family church to celebrate Christmas mass last week, he instructed a full house of Catholic and Orthodox families to pray for reconciliation. As the archbishop, Fouad Twal, stood at the lectern in Gaza City, Fatah and Hamas leaders were meeting in Cairo attempting to mend differences that have divided the Palestinian factions for four years and rendered Gaza a besieged Islamist enclave.

Of the 1.5 million Palestinians now living in the Gaza Strip, fewer than 1,400 are Christian and those who can are leaving. The church hopes reconciliation will bring them back.

There hasn't been a Christmas tree in Gaza City's main square since Hamas pushed the Palestinian Authority out of Gaza in 2007 and Christmas is no longer a public holiday.

Imad Jelda is an Orthodox Christian who runs a youth training centre in Gaza City. With unemployment hovering at 23%, he has seen young Christian men leave to study and work abroad in their droves. "People here do not celebrate Christmas anymore because they are nervous," Jelda said. "The youth in particular have a fear inside themselves."

Karam Qubrsi, 23, and his younger brother Peter, 21, are the eldest sons in one of Gaza's 55 remaining Catholic families. Both wear prominent wooden crucifixes. "Jesus tells me, 'if you can't carry my cross, you don't belong to me,'" Peter explained. It's a demonstration of faith that has caused him some trouble.

He describes being stopped in the street by a Hamas official who told him to remove the cross. "I told him it's not his business and that I wouldn't," Peter said. After being threatened with arrest he was eventually let go, but the incident scared him.

The brightly decorated tree in the Qubrsis' living room sits at odds with the sombre mood. Their sisters Rani, 29, and Mai, 27, left Gaza in 2007 when the 30-year-old manager of Gaza's Bible Society bookstore, where their husbands worked, was shot dead, having been accused by radical elements of proselytising. They now live in Bethlehem.

Their parents are currently in Israel where their mother is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer. Israel applies strict restrictions to Palestinians hoping to leave the Gaza Strip, meaning the brothers are unable to join them. A quota of 500 applicants will be given permission to enter the West Bank this Christmas but only people younger than 16 and older than 35 will be considered.

"Christmas for us means going to Bethlehem, being with family. This year we'll do nothing," Karam said.

The Qubrsi brothers hold out little hope for Gaza. They agree that life would be better for the Christians here if the Palestinian Authority were to return but they doubt any factional peace would last.

"Many people want the Palestinian Authority to come back just so they can take their revenge," Peter said.

"This is not a Christian environment. There are no good universities, there is no opportunity to work, no apartments to rent and so no way we can get married. We have no future here."

Monday, 26 December 2011

Israel must disband the Temple Mount riot provoking Waqf.

Western countries have for many years been suffering from a guilt complex over their colonial and imperial past. They now have to interminably show fitting atonement for this, and what better than to offer up the jewish state as atonement to the religious bigotry of muslims. The slightest allegation of an israeli misdemeanour gets jumped on by the nations of the world. The members of the UN Security Council usually lead the pack rather than trying to restrain the religious hatred dressed up as identification with a supposedly oppressed palestinian people. Only the US veto prevents Israel from suffering severe UNSC condemnation and sanctions on a regular basis.


Israel will be condemned whatever it does to defend itself. So why then does Israel take islamic feelings into account at all. After all muslims don't even recognise that jews have any rights to Israel, let alone the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Muslim media always refer to the 'alleged temple' when referring to jewish claims to the Temple Mount. Not that jews claim much nowadays, just the right to climb up to the mount and maybe say a prayer or two. But that is not allowed by the muslim Waqf that Israel allowed to hold sway over the Mount even after Israel took it back when defending itself against Jordanian aggression in 1967.


Did Moshe Dayan think Israel would get any thanks for allowing the Waqf to control the area? Did he think they would become any less extreme, and allow jews free access? Did Dayan think the archaeology would be protected? Well none of this has happened. Jews are constantly harrassed and arrested if they even dare to say a prayer in their most holy place. Boulders are regularly thrown down upon the jewish worshippers at the Wetern Wall below, and the Waqf regularly removes/destroys any remains they find that might possibly be of jewish archaeological interest.

The muslims have seven entrances to the Mount and yet the Waqf objects to the jews having even one at the very southern tip of the Mount, the so-called Mughrabi bridge. When it collapsed the Waqf condemned Israel for having undermined it with archaeological digs, and when it was replaced with a temporary bridge the muslim world condemned Israel. And now that the temporary bridge is again in danger of collapse and will be replaced the muslim world with the Waqf at the head, aided and abetted by the UN is busy condemning Israel again.

Israel must think about removing the sectarian Waqf from responsibility for the Temple Mount and take over responsibility itself. Jews and muslims both have a right to pray on the Temple Mount.

Islamic bigotry, intolerance and disrespect for other religions must no longer be allowed.



If Abraham Were to Come This Year, Temple Mount Would be Closed
“If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed', the London Guardian wrote this week. And what if Abraham were to visit?

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 12/26/2011, 5:03 PM

Temple Mount
Temple Mount
Flash 90

“If Jesus were to come this year, Bethlehem would be closed', the London Guardian reported this week. And what if Abraham were to visit?

The Guardian article painted a bleak picture of an “Apartheid wall” and military checkpoints that supposedly have stagnated the city of Bethlehem, located immediately south of Jerusalem.

The writer, Phoebe Greenwood, also details the nearby Jewish communities that are “strangling” the city and quotes a Catholic priest bemoaning the exodus of Christians from the ancient city. Many businesses in the communities employ neighboring Arabs, who are able to travel freely while Jews are not allowed into Bethlehem and other “Apartheid” areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

Foreign media headlined the alleged problems of Bethlehem – until Christmas Eve, when suddenly there were reports of nearly 100,000 visitors who apparently were able to pass the “Apartheid wall.”

All of the reports from foreign news services, such as the Associated Press, routinely traced Christians’ problems to Israel. “Like the rest of the West Bank, the town fell on hard times after the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation broke out in late 2000,” according to AP.

As FrontPage writer Leo Rennert noted, Justus Reid Weiner, an international human rights lawyer who teaches at Hebrew University, has stated that Christians lost their majority status in Bethlehem soon after Yasser Arafat assumed control of the Palestinian Authority.

“Weiner, in a survey of human-rights abuses under Palestinian rule, found plenty of reasons – intimidations, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches, denial of employment, torture, kidnappings, forced marriages, and extortion,” wrote Rennert. “And woe the Palestinian Muslim who converts to Christianity.”

In the previous years under Jewish control, the economy in Bethelhem, as in all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza, flourished after being suffocated under Jordanian rule, until the Intifada under Arafat. Under Jordanian occupation between 1948 and 1967, all holy sites were barred to both Christians and Jews, except for visiting dignitaries, until Israel opened up the sites after the Six-Day War in 1967.

Neither the Guardian nor foreign news services noted what would happen to the Biblical Abraham if he were to return today for a visit to the Temple Mount, where he sacrificed a ram after HaShem told him not to sacrifice his only son, Yitzchak (Isaac).

After the Six-Day War, Israel recognized Muslim claims to the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site, but Muslim authorities have used their de facto control to haul out tons of earth containing artifacts dating from the First and Second Jewish Temple, whose existence has been increasingly denied by the Palestinian Authority in specific and the Arab world in general.

Jews are barred from praying on the Temple Mount and are not even allowed to carry any holy articles with them. With Muslim observers supervising visits, police have frequently arrested or removed Jews for various violations, such as singing or reciting a prayer even in a whisper.

The Palestinian Authority has been insistent in claiming that the Temple Mount, as well as all of the Old City, is sovereign PA territory and will be the seat of a country it wants to establish. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has stated that in a Palestinian Authority country, no Jews would be allowed, which would preclude a visit by Abraham to the place that is the foundation of the belief in one G-d.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151094#.Tvigt4IYPQM

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Songs - Haters of Israel love to adapt songs to spread their lies- We should learn from this to spread truth

A million christians have been ethnically cleansed from the Middle East in the last 10 years.

In the ME christians are only safe in Israel, possibly the only place in the world where (as one result of israeli tolerance and freedom of religion) the christian population is increasing.

Sing gustily at demonstrations where haters of jews and Israel like to shout and sing their lies. Spread the truth. Adapt your own songs.


1.Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
If you're christian in Bethlehem there is no place for your head.
Jews and christians can't live there as they can end up dead
In palestinian areas they might just beat you,
and you'll go, enough said.

2.The stars over Gaza looked down where a christian lay,
Then a Hamas mob came and chucked him from off the rooftop.
The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes,
but a christian in Iraq no crying he makes;

3.Beware Lord Jesus don't look down from the sky,
be careful of islamists who kill in the blink of an eye.
Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask thee to stay,
Please protect us Copts in Egypt so we'll live another day.

4.In Israel, In Israel where a christian is safe,
There is no need to fear a knife in your face.
Unlike in Hamas Gaza where poor Rami Ayyad met his fate
His christian bookshop was burned down but no trial to date.

Hate Demonstrations against Israel at Christmas time

I will publish some materials over the next few days to be used in reply.


Below is poster that with a little tweaking should fit A4. I've printed it out. Of course if you can do it larger so much the better. You might wish to eyeball hate-filled protesters, going near enough so they can read it. It is advised to keep your cool and not reply to hate filled invective, just let people read.

Celebrate Christmas with fun activities in Hamas ruled Gaza


Fire a rocket into the Israeli town of Sderot (12,500 fired so far ).
Advanced students pick their own targets. Manee Singueanphon from Thailand was killed in the village of Nativ Haasara. Wasn't jewish but still great fun (for us).
Special treat - Fire a mortar into israeli villages by the border (Really really great fun as there's no warning or defence against a mortar – hundreds of israelis have been injured and killed by mortar fire including Amnon Rosenberg, 51, killed by a mortar bomb which struck Moshav Yesha and Jimmy Kedoshim from Kibbutz Kfar Aza

Why not fire a sniper rifle at agricultural workers in israeli fields? Can you do as well as one of our Hamas snipers who potted 20 year-old volunteer Carlos Chavez from Ecuador in the fields of Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha (with a specialized .50 caliber (12.5 mm) snipers' rifle). Well Done!
WOW shoot up a school bus with a laser guided anti-tank missile. Sadly our Hamas sniper only managed to hit this Israeli school bus after most the kids had just left. We bagged one 16 year old jewish kid with a Kornet missle though.


Hamas protests strongly that Israelis are blockading Gaza! If we could load up ships with enough weapons we could set the whole of south Israel alight with our 'firecrackers.'

Hamas Charter: "The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews [and kill them]; until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: Oh Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamas_Covenant ).
Too bad about the christian bookshop in Gaza that Hamas bombed ( Rami Khader Ayyad its director was later found stabbed to death).

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Women are being beaten by Salafists inTunisia and surprise surprise, the 'moderate' islamist government does nothing.

How often do we hear that the Islamist Ennahda Party is moderate? How often do western journalists assure us that the soft speaking human rights spouting newly democratic islamists of whatever complexion are to be trusted?

How much evidence does it need to finally sit up and say enough? It seems nothing will convince western dupes. So the following report will not convince them either.

Turkey's islamist party is feted by the US president Barak Obama who put Turkey in charge of building an opposition to the Syrian Baathists. And no surprise that that its choice of a 'representative' opposition is mainly islamist. Needless to say Obama's 'moderate' AKP ruled Turkey at present has 70 journalists and thousands of others languishing in prison without any due process. And what about the evidence of Hamas in Gaza where women, gays and christians are humiliated and even killed?

And Hezbollah where women must where the veil. Even so called democratic Egypt now has the majority of women wearing the veil to protect themselves against violence and sexual abuse by the mob. And of course we all know about Iran.

But still, western journalists will tell us to trust them that these islamists are different. They are 'democratic'. Right, the evidence will keep pouring in and the useful idiots will mouth the the phrases that the mandarins of the British Foreign Office and US State Department wish us to hear.

As a last ditch defence you might even hear it said that arab society is traditionally brutal towards women, it being estimated that 5,000 women die each year through so-called 'honour' killings. The most moderate of arab countries couldn't bring itself to outlaw this barbaric practise. But the difference now is that the brutality will be implicitly encouraged even when not state led.


Islamists hijack Arab Spring, says scholar

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News




Dr Arfaoui expresses fears on the Islamists rise in Arab Spring nations. DAILY NEWS photo
İpek Yezdani
ipek.yezdani@hurriyet.com.tr

The rise of Islamist parties in the Arab Spring countries has frightened Arab women who fear losing their rights as the movements “hijack” the revolutions that overthrew long-time dictators.

“Women in Tunisia are living in fear that their previously gained rights might be lost during the rule of the Islamist Ennahda Party, because even though they say that they are moderate Islamists … they excuse all the violence that the Salafis are committing,” Dr. Khadija Arfaoui, a member of the Tunisian Association of Democratic Women and a prominent intellectual, told the Hürriyet Daily News in yesterday.

In short, the revolution in Tunisia has been “hijacked by the Islamists,” she said on the sidelines of an Istanbul conference titled “Women’s Empowerment in Economic, Social and Political Transformation of the Middle East,” which was organized by the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey (KAGİDER).
Arfaoui, who is also a professor at the Women’s Studies and Human Rights at the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis, blamed the ruling Ennahda Party for turning a blind eye to the actions of the radical Islamist Salafis in Tunisia.

Tunisians overthrew their ruler in January. In an Oct. 25 election, the Islamist Ennahda party took the most votes and formed a new government with two left-wing parties. Arfaoui said she personally relayed her concerns to the leader of the Ennahda Party, Rached Ghannouchi, a couple of months ago.
When Salafis see women without headscarves on the streets, they attack them with cudgels. They use violence toward female artists and intellectuals, and the Ennahda Party does nothing about them,” Arfaoui said.

Arfaoui also said many Tunisians were afraid to agree with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan when the Turkish leader visit staged a visit to the country and expressed his support for secularism.
“[This is] because secularism is [viewed] as atheism in Tunisia,” she added.

Arfaoui was sentenced to eight months in jail because of a Facebook message she forwarded in 2009during the rule of toppled President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia’s newly elected president, Moncef Marzouki, sent a letter of support to her during her time in jail; at the time, Marzouki was a leading human rights activist.

‘Jordanian women also fear Islamists’

Arab women in Jordan, meanwhile, have had little presence at protests in the Hashemite kingdom out of fear of eventually helping the country’s Islamists come to power, according to Dr. Lina Shabeeb, a human rights activist and deputy dean at the Faculty of Law at the University of Jordan. “The protests in Jordan are different from the protests in other Arab countries. People want the corruption and the system to be changed rather than the change of the ruler. And female Jordanians don’t see this as a necessary war. They think we already have many equal rights with men, we are already in the social arena, in business life, universities [and more],” Shabeeb told the Daily News yesterday while attending the KAGİDER summit.

“Female Jordanians fear that Islamists would come to power and that they will be deprived of their rights,” she said.

December/21/2011
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/islamists-hijack-arab-spring-says-scholar-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=9613&NewsCatID=352

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Peace with the arab and muslim world is a mirage

Daniel Greenfield has written an eye opening article as to why there is no peace in the middle east. It is not because Israel is unkind to palestinians but because of a tribal and intolerant arab and islamic society that is rooted in the medieval world. Greenfield believes that peace will come there as happened in Europe when the US imposes peace. The only problem with this is that Obama recently tried to do this by sitting on Israel, by forcing it to make concession after concession to the palestinians. Israel froze building settlements for 10 months and the only result was that Mr Abbas the palestinian president refuse any longer to even talk to Israel, unless it agreed to never build any more settlements on the ancient jewish homelands of Judea and Samaria. Mr Abbas then thought again and decided that he couldn't even then talk to Israel unless it withdrew to all territory it occupied in 1967 as a result of the war forced against it by arab aggression.

We must keep in mind the palestinian foreign minister's remarks last month:
"The two state solution means a jewish state over there, and a palestinian state over here. We will never accept this".

Why for heaven's sake does Israel even try to make peace with these people. Arabs wish to destroy Israel, they never tire of telling Israel so, and never tire of committing terror against it. And Israel still believes in sitting down and talking to them?

The lesson comes fr om Germany. In WWI its armies were allowed to stay in the field rather than face the utter defeat that was coming. German honour was thus salved. This led to WWII and the allies did not make the same mistake. The germans had to know they were defeated, once and for all. Now the Germans are a peaceful people. This is the lesson Israel must learn when it deals with the arabs. Utter defeat is the only solution to war mongering arabs. The US after the execrable Obama must stop pressuring Israel but support its ally. Ditto Taiwan that Obama is abandoning to chinese aggression. Red lines need to be drawn, and defended.


"The absurdity of Israeli leaders signing peace treaties for generations with Muslim leaders who can be overthrown any minute was always obvious. But the fall of Mubarak brought it home. Had they foolishly bowed to pressure and turned over the Golan to Assad for another peace treaty, the loss would have been even worse.

"Similarly the Palestinian Authority was not able to outlive Arafat. The current Abbas/Fayyad entity financed by international aid and propped up by Israeli soldiers will fall to Hamas sooner or later. And on top of that Israel is forced to prop up Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the last of the British Empire’s line of Hashemite puppet kings, whose own restive population will eventually toss him out.

"But Israel doesn’t understand how to play by regional rules. It’s only slightly less clueless in this regard than America and Europe. Europeans pride themselves on a colonial background that makes them more in touch with the realities of the region than Americans. And Israelis pride themselves on their behind the scenes contacts that keep them even closer to the pulse of the Arab world than the Europeans. Unfortunately all of them keep making variations of the same mistakes.

The whole article is found
here:

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Implications of the terror attacks in Sinai

This latest terror attack on Israel coming from egyptian territory along with Egypt's hysterical reaction to Israel defending itself should be used as an opportunity for a strategic rethink on the part of Israel.

Israel is not facing palestinian terror alone, but a steadily building nexus of state sponsored terror, possibly as a prelude to all out war against it.

Syria may or may not be fatally weakened in the short term by its internal protests but in the near future Israel will be faced with the possibility of a number of fronts including Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon and very possibly Iran. Egypt is the game changer. It has the largest and most modern arab army in the middle east and the possibility is growing that it will be prepared to use it against Israel in the not too distant future. Saudi Arabia must not be discounted either despite Iran being predominant as its main strategic concern. Attacking Israel during a war can be difficult to resist as King Hussein found in 1973. Even after he warned Golda Meir of the coming attack on Yom Kippur, he still went on to send his crack tank brigade to help Syria on the Golan Heights (coordinated with a surprise Iraqi in filtration of hundreds of tanks and a division of 18,000 men). Whether Iran influenced Iraq will join in any new attack on Israel is also a moot point. It certainly won't fight Iran if it would attempt to transfer troops and supplies to the front against Israel in a future arab-Israel war.

Israel must not forget either 25,000 PA troops/police who might be used to harry Israel along its lines of communications during a future war, to hinder its mobilisation whilst under intense rocket attack from Hezbollah, Gaza and Iran. The PA force would most likely attempt to cut the country in two whilst otherwise occupied.


With the above in mind Al Ahram's report in arabic today regarding the attack on Israel near Eilat by palestinian terrorists at least some of whom were according to eyewitnesses wearing Egyptian army uniform is instructive of the strategic shift in egyptian thinking, of its new and radicalised attitude to Israel.

Al Ahram mentions the egyptian government calling
“for an urgent investigation in the deaths and injuries of its troops in the border” after “the martyrdom of 3 and of the injury of 7 Egyptian security forces yesterday in the Egyptian border.”
The paper mentions
“a wave of outrage in political circles after the death of an officer and two soldiers yesterday evening on the border by Israeli fire. “

“Amr Moussa
a likely candidate for the presidency wants a strong message to be sent to Israel, that
“Israel should be aware that the day when Israel kills our children without the appropriate strong response have gone never to return.”


Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for the presidency (and possibly Egypt's future president) has called to
'expel the Israeli ambassador and to stop gas exports to Israel'
(Mr Fotouh should know that there are no such exports of gas as beduin allied to Hamas/Al Qaida having blown up the pipeline for the fifth time are still waiting for it to be fixed so that they can repeat the exercise).

Al Ahram continues that:

“several hundred young people held a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protest the crime committed by Israeli forces against the Egyptian soldiers.
And called on young people to expel the Israeli ambassador and denounced the aggressive policies of its government. ”
“Israel has sought yesterday to escalate the tension in the region to continue to launch violent raids on the Gaza Strip. After a long night witnessed a brutal bombardment by the Israelis on the Gaza Strip killed and wounded dozens, Israeli warplanes resumed raids Monday morning targeting security installations belonging to Hamas in Gaza. The shelling killed a Palestinian child and wounded 71 others, in reprisal for the killing of 8 Israelis yesterday in attacks by insurgents in southern Israel near the border with Egypt. ”

Notice that there is no condemnation of the terror attack on Israel by Al Ahram a mouthpiece of the Egyptian government. There is no attempt to understand that Israel has a legitimate right to defend itself, or explain that Israeli representatives have reiterated that there was no intention to harm Egypt or its soldiers.

There is only anger that Israel is supposedly seeking to 'escalate' the tensions. That Israel only has peaceful intentions towards Egypt and only attacks Gaza in self-defence after being attacked does not fit with the demonic image of Israel that Al Ahram (and at one remove the new government of Egypt) seems to wish to portray.


That Israel targeted and killed the leadership of the PRC a Hamas linked terrorist group that committed the attack on Israel is not even mentioned in the Al Ahram article. Only the fact of the tragic death of a child is mentioned, to intimate that Israel was taking indiscriminate revenge rather than bringing justice to the named culprits being sheltered by Hamas in Gaza.

The fact that there was only one civilian death out of five terrorists killed in a number of operations by Israel is a testimony to Israel's success in avoiding civilian casualties in its operations. Nato forces and even UK and US forces come nowhere near the israeli success in avoiding civilian casualtiesin similar operations.


Al Ahram goes on to mention the burial of “police captain Ahmed Galal Mohamed, who fell by Israeli fire during the performance of his duty. ” There is no mention that the situation is unclear as to just who killed the policeman, that maybe he was caught in crossifre during the firefight between the terrorists and Israelis, or even that the policeman might have participated in the attack that happened right under the noses of an Egyptian strongpoint. There is no mention that it is not even certain that an Israeli killed the the police captain. Al Ahram fails to mention that the Israelis had been chasing the terrorists who had killed seven and injured scores of people at the border in hot pursuit.

The Egyptian press has long incited against Israel and today the Egyptian government is acting like Turkey over the Mavi-Marmara incident (Turkish terrorists were killed after attacking Israeli soldiers. The Turkish government has subsequently all but cut the once close ties with Israel).

Egypt has moved rapidly to condemn Israel and withdraw its ambassador. Leading secular candidates for the November elections in Egypt are calling (again) for an end to the peace treaty with Israel.

What is interesting is that the Egyptian government has rushed to condemn Israel and withdraw its ambassador rather than worry about the possibility that some of its soldiers in the Sinai and on the border with Israel might be out of control, that they either took part in, or allowed the terrorists to infiltrate and attack Israel in the vicinity of one of their military outposts.

Rather than show that Egypt is worried at this further indication that the situation in the Sinai is deteriorating rapidly, that the Sinai is becoming a staging ground for attacks on Egyptian outposts, its gas pipeline and now on Israel, its very sovereignty there, the Egyptian government has utilised this serious act of aggression against Israel commited from egyptian territory to turn its ire on Israel the victim of that aggression.

Indeed the egyptian government has sought on the one hand to deny that the attack was launched from the Sinai, whilst on the other hand it has “blamed Israel for lax border controls.” So Israel is to be blamed for terrorist attacks against it on the grounds that it fails to act in its defence of itself because of lax border controls yet when Israel then kills the culprits Israel is again culpable for having acted. This ridiculous argument is like condemning a man mugged in the street as being responsible for what happened by virtue of not watching his back.

Israel has very good security along the Egyptian border as this writer personally witnessed one night not too long ago. The patrol that came accross me had already arrested beduin smugglers that very night. Israel is furthermore building a fence along the whole stretch of the border, but no system of security can eliminate the risk that those who wish to harm you will find your weak spot and succeed.

Survivors of one of the terror attacks mentioned having seen terrorists dressed in Egyptian camouflage who were supposedly mending a border fence before attacking the Israelis.

In this report in Haaretz:

“Witnesses describe attackers dressed in Egyptian military fatigues. "I thought they were soldiers repairing the fence," Bilefsky recalls. "I slowed a bit, and then I caught a hail of bullets."”


Rather than Egypt rushing to condemn Israel for what happened when Israelis allegedly killed Egyptian soldiers (the exact facts of the incident remain unclear as to whether Israelis did in fact kill Egyptian soldiers or police) surely Egypt should understand that Israel was faced with a dire situation during this terror attack that was staged by a large group and carried out in a number of places with at least one group using a vehicle to move about during their mission to kill israeli civilians.
Surely it is in Egypt's interests to stop and think before condemning Israel? Mubarak didn't act to seall of Gaza because he loved Israel, just the opposite. Whilst Israel bled he did nothing. It was only when Hezbollah and Hamas agents were arrested in Egypt and planning attacks there that Mubarak understood the threat they posed to the Egyptian state. Has this egyptian government already forgotten the lesson that giving terrorists succour even when they are attacking the “enemy” Israel will come back to bite Egypt. Has egyptian rule in the Sinai not already suffered in the recent attacks on its installations there?

There seems to be an agenda at work. Just as with the attempted lynchings aboard the Mavi Marmara, this attack and Israel's response to it is a golden opportunity for those in Egypt who wish to undermine the peace treaty with Israel to ratchet up a gear.


The Egyptian authorities have never promoted peace with Israel, but rather allowed the cold peace to continue whereby egyptian media constantly incites against Israel.
Despite this the peace has held and both sides recognised its benefits as Daniel Pipes

documented

Daniel Pipes has however long been sceptical about Egypt's peaceful intentions towards Israel citing conspiracy theories
directed at Israel. He mentions such canards as the 'zionists' spreading AIDS and poisons.


DP might update his article to include Israel's infecting Egyptian bamboo shoots according to Ayman Abu-Hadid

Egypt's agriculture minister


However ludicrous the allegation, Israel will always fit the bill for the conspiracy theorists. Israel is of course responsible when sharks kill tourists, for trying to sterilise Egyptian women and whatever new demonic Israeli plan Israel's detractors can dream up.



Michael Totten thanked his lucky stars recently that he left Egypt just in time. After he left egyptian 'intelligence' agencies subcontracted local thugs to round up tourists for delivery to the authorities, after the mandatory roughing up. Ilan Grapel the

'facebook spy'has not been so lucky

languishing in an egyptian prison despite entering Egypt on his american passport. Can the USA really not do anything to free Grapel whilst keeping Egypt afloat with food aid and billions of dollars of subsidies each year? American citizens reading this should contact their representatives. Anyone who isn't paranoid and has read Grapel's life history will realise that this young man is the most unlikely spy possible. Good hearted and overly optimistic about the prospects of arab/palestinian-israeli peace he definitely is. Naive also. But Egypt is most likely working hard at this very moment to remove that naivity and optimism from him. Good luck to you Ilan and return home safely soon.

That the egyptian government in Mubarak's time never acted against the constant demonisation of jews and Israel was one thing, but to actively act to undermine the peace process (even before Israel buried the victims of this new terror outrage) is playing with fire with an egyptian populace that is young, brought up on anti-semitic stereotypes and false allegations and therefore see themselves as somehow under threat by vile zionsists, who have thereby been prepared over many a long year to willingly take part in any future conflict with Israel and yet do not know the horrors of war.
There is a whole new generation that is prepared, willing and very possibly looking forwards to a new war with Israel.

Egypt's economy already on the rocks does not need even the posturing short of war (that might easily ensue). The egyptian government needs to act to calm frayed nerves amongst a hysterical population rather than add to the incitement against Israel.

The lessons of Nasser are still relevant. That Nasser in 1967 possibly did not intend to have a war with Israel despite his posturing, his ordering his armies into the Sinai, his instructing the UN out of the Sinai (they just upped and left and are a reminder to israel about relying on international guarantees of its security) and closing the straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping along with of course the drumbeat of threats in the arab media boasting that they would soon slaughter the jews, should weigh heavily on Egypt's present rulers.

The middle-east is a tinder box needing only the slightest of sparks to ignite a regional conflagration.

Israel should take careful note that this reaction by Egypt to Israel defending itself from attack from Egyypt's border with Israel is happening when Israel is undoubtedly in the right to defend itself from a complicated and multi-pronged terrorist attack.
That there is no understanding only condemnation and threats from Egypt makes it clear that things have changed very much for the worse in Egypt since the ouster of Mubarak earlier this year, that even the current conservative egyptian regime looks upon Israel with hostile intent.

Things will without doubt continue to deteriorate after the elections in November as no party, democratic or islamist has demonstrated its intention to honour the peace treaty with Israel. Just the opposite. The only signs given by representatives of egyptian democratic parties are that Israel is considered “the enemy”.

“Al-Karama party representative Amin Iskander said the party wishes to


cancel the agreement "immediately because it’s not in Egypt’s interest.”

This is after 30 years of a peace agreement, after Israel uprooted all its settlements, compensated Egypt for all oil extracted after 1967 and in 1982 handed all of Sinai back to Egypt.

Israel needs to wake up to the realities happening in the middle east and today's Al Ahram, mouthpiece of the government should help indicate the reality. Israel must not let 1973 repeat itself. Slowly but surely a rejectionist front is building around Israel and Israel should act to neutralise Gaza first.

Israel has after operation Cast Lead had relative peace, but at no time have the rockets stopped terrorising the south of Israel. Israel's border communities must not have to face another 10 years of indiscriminate terror, of its children never knowing when a missile will come crashing into the house or kindergarten. No country in the world will accept that. Israel must finally make a stop to it now that tens of Grad and other types of rockets have started landing ever further into the heartlands of Israel.

Israel needs to reoccupy the Philadelphia coridoor to starve Hamas of its sophisticated armaments supplies, then the mistake of 'Cast Lead' must be corrected. The Hamas entity of an islamist threat from Gaza needs to be uprooted by a 'Defensive Shield' style suppression of its terror before a future islamist government in Egypt concludes a mutual defence pact with it. If Israel needs to reoccupy Gaza then that is surely no worse than having to ring Gaza and seal the Sinai border with ever more troops.

In deciding on a new 'Cast Lead' Israel also now has to take into account the added headache when contemplating hitting Iran's nuclear sites of not just Hezbollah and its rocket arsenal but Iran's ally in Gaza which receives funding, training and munitions from Iran.

Lebanon has long been Iran's front with Israel and any confrontation with Iran will almost certainly involve the firing of many thousands of rockets into Israel. The so-called 'balance of terror'. Iran quite possibly has the same arrangement with Hamas for its support.

So let's think again about Gaza.


Will Israel hit the terrorists Gaza again if Hamas has a mutual defence pact with Egypt?


If such a pact arises will Israel then react to terrorist attacks coming from Gaza? If Israel even now suffers from a lack of will to respond to attacks on Sderot, just how much more difficult will the situation be once Israel has to decide whether to sacrifice the 'peace' treaty in order to react to future outrages against its population?

Israel has existential problems in addition to Gaza that can not be dealt with during Obama's period in office. If as is hoped Obama's presidency ends next year the threat from Gaza must be neutralised before dealing with Hezbollah or even Iran. Hezbollah acts more rationally than Hamas and there is a very fragile peace on the northern front but it is holding. Until Israel decides to remove Iran's nuclear threat Hezbollah should, whilst it holds the peace be left alone.

Hamas however is not Hezbollah. It is more anarchic, less able to maintain the peace, less willing to restrain itself so deep is its wish to harm jews and Israel in the absence of the iron will of a Nasrallah. It would be the utmost folly for Israel to allow a united front to arise between Hamas and Egypt.

Hamas must not be given the chance to conclude a defence treaty with an Egypt ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas needs to be removed in the 'lame duck' period next year when Obama hopefully returns home to obscurity. Will Netanyahu find the courage to act?

Where are you now Mr Begin?




Thursday, 28 July 2011

Muslim Brotherhood hatred of the west and Israel

An interview Michael Totten held with Esam El-Erian and executive member of the Muslim Brotherhood is revealing.

In it Esam El-Erian mouths the need for a “free and independent democratic state”. He admits to an overwhelming hatred of the west, of its responsibility for dictatorships in the arab world. The hatred is such that at times it becomes illogical.


Esam El-Erian berates the west for supporting Qaddafi even whilst it is bombing him! Esam El-Erian would not distinguish between the acts of western governments and their peoples who as they elected governments are responsible for the support given to dictators.

The MB spokesman would not explain why it is not participating in the Tahrir demonstrations at the moment. Is it because the MB has an agreement with the army? Is it because it knows that its constituency is the street, the masses of the dispossessed and the poor, not minority of liberals and socialists, the facebook users. Is the reason that the MB is preparing for power and doesn't see itself as needing to ally itself with disparate and mostly unrepresentative demonstrators in Tahrir Square?

Esam El-Erian saw the US and its allies as fomenting terror, not being the victims of it. Although not spelling it out in so many words, the peace treaty with Israel will cease to exist and 'support' for palestinians means that war will follow. There was a refusal to condemn Hamas for its use of indiscriminate terror against Israel.

As regards palestinians being discriminated against in arab lands the MB showed just how committed to human rights they really are.

Can you imagine a democratic Syria or a democratic Jordan assimilating Palestinians in their lands? They cannot. It is a matter of time. Those people must go back [to Israel]. You prevent Mexicans by force from secret immigration.

MJT: Only illegal immigrants, not legal immigrants.

Esam El-Erian: This is illegal. We cannot have non-citizens in our lands. They take our jobs.

MJT: Palestinian refugees have been living in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan for more than 60 years.

Esam El-Erian: No! Even if they’ve been there for 200 years, they must go back [to Israel].


The west has absorbed millions of refugees over the years, yet the MB would not accept this happening in Egypt. It shows that islamists will shout about racism and human rights, but don't really understand the concepts involved. These are for them just useful slogans for use when dealing with western journalists (with the odd exception such as Totten).

Esam El-Erian would not admit to his own beliefs as to who was behind 9/11.
It's not hard to guess though, as in the arab world the conspiracy theorists blame the jews.
The MB hates the west, so it must be jews who would attack the Twin Towers. Similarly it is Iran that daily threatens to wipe out Israel that is most vehement in denying the existence of the Holocaust.

The Muslim Brotherhood is as extremist and anti-western as ever. Hopefully the US government will wake up to this fact. Not before next year though, and not whilst Obama is still president.


Esam El-Erian: The media and think tanks play a very important role. You created a ghost, a monster, this terrorism. You magnify terrorism, and we face its vengeance. You in the media link every Arab, every Muslim, to terrorists. We were pushed to take off our shoes in your airports.

MJT: I have to take off my shoes, too.

Esam El-Erian: Why?

MJT: I don’t like it either.

Esam El-Erian: You make people live in terror.

MJT: Who does?

Esam El-Erian: You do. The media.

MJT: Who is living in terror?

Esam El-Erian: Your politicians. Your media. Your media.

MJT: We don’t live in terror. I don’t know a single person in the media who lives in terror.

Esam El-Erian: Can you answer one question? Why don’t we hear about trials for September 11?

MJT: Because the people who did it are dead. They killed themselves in the towers.

Armin Rosen: There was a civilian trial.

Esam El-Erian: Four thousand innocent people were killed, and there has been no trial.

MJT: That’s because the people who did it are dead.

Esam El-Erian: Nobody was put in a cage to face a trial.

MJT: They were on the planes. They blew themselves up in the towers.

Esam El-Erian: No. Who was behind it?

MJT: Osama bin Laden. And we just killed him, too.

Esam El-Erian: We know you have about 600 people in Guantanamo Bay. None of them have faced trials. Why? This is a very big mystery.

MJT: Well, what do you think happened? What’s your theory?

Esam El-Erian: And another 4,000 Americans were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. You have almost 10,000 innocent Americans killed. Never mind the millions killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. You never put anyone on trial. Who is behind all this? Who made the conspiracy? Is Osama bin Laden alone? Who is behind Osama bin Laden?

Armin Rosen: Who do you think is behind Osama bin Laden?

Esam El-Erian: I want to know!

MJT: What’s your theory?

Esam El-Erian: You have the documents now that Osama bin Laden is dead.

MJT: What’s your theory?

Esam El-Erian: I don’t know.

MJT: You have a theory.

Esam El-Erian: I want to know. That is the question.

MJT: Everybody has a theory. What’s yours?

Esam El-Erian: Why 10,000 Americans killed? Why? Without any investigation

Michael Totten's interview with Esam El-Erian of the Muslim Brotherhood

Moslem Brotherhood ex-leader Mohamed Akef reiterates MB aims: to re-establish the islamic caliphate in Europe and destroy Israel




Former leader of the Moslem Brotherhood and holocaust denier Mohamed Mahdi Akef


alludes in Jordan to the re-establishment of the islamic caliphate and says that “the liberation of Jerusalem starts from the Arab capitals”. In other words, he is calling for the overthrow of moderate arab regimes and their peace treaties with Israel ( secular egyptian parties such as the Wafdhave also called for the abrogation of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel)


Mohamed Mahdi Akef former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and holocaust denier
addressing the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Labour Party in Jordan made a thinly veiled call for the tearing up of the peace treaties between Israel's two arab neighbours Jordan and Egypt and for the extension of Sharia law there.

The Muslim Brotherhood treads carefully both in Jordan and Egypt where it has to show itself as 'moderate' when expressing itself in public. It is therefore necessary to examine its statements carefully as they will not nowadays be openly anti-semitic or even openly espouse their anti-democratic sentiments. Islamist aspirations are couched in humanistic terminology and that of liberation from oppression.

To understand what the Muslim Brotherhood is really about one must scratch below the surface of such comments, to understand the historical allusions such as to the “virtuous Mujahideen and the Almoravids and the defenders of Jerusalem and the Palestinian issue.” The deeper meanings then become apparent, that the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed, that the goal is for the islamists to first conquer the arab world and then establish the caliphate in europe, to islamify the west.

The reference to the medieval Almoravids that built an empire that extended from Africa to Spain and Portugal is very well understood by Mohamed Mahdi Akef's islamist audience. And that is why the Jordanian authorities keep their version of the MB under tight control.

If only the same could be said for the US that is poised to throw 20 billion dollars at Egypt after its elections in November, no matter which party wins (the MB in Egypt now goes by the moniker of the “Freedom and Justice Party”. This sounds very good, but the justice and freedom will be that of Sharia, a tender justice, once that excludes women and other minorities.

The MB offshoot in Gaza, Hamas points to the Egyptian future that the MB envisages for that country. It most likely won't happen as quickly or as easily in Egypt as happened with the overthrow of the corrupt Fatah party in Gaza. The process will happen more slowly through an ever deepening infiltration of egyptian society and the army, as has been happening for many years in Turkey with much success by the AKP party.

The US however seems to be clueless as regards the Muslim Brotherhood, as it has been with regard to the other islamist movements of Iran, Hezbolla and Hamas.

Rather than warn Egyptian society against the results of radicalisation, the US will reward it for this.
Instead of condemning the islamist bigotry that the deposing of Mubarak unleashed against the Copts,

Jeffrey Feltman the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs has said that the United States will cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood, “so long as it respects the rule of democracy, minorities’ rights and human rights”, and that, “ the Brothers are part of the international community” Is he serious?

Feltman goes on to say without any proof for this that sectarian strife was caused by the Mubarak regime.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/17060/Egypt/Politics-/US-ready-to-cooperate-with-Egypts-Muslim-Brotherho.aspx


Feltman might read the following expression of Copts' worries as to sectarianism

“As bad as Copts have had it in Egypt, conditions are likely to deteriorate soon, especially if the Muslim Brotherhood takes over. “The overthrow of the Mubarak regime will not by any sense of the imagination lead to the advent of Jeffersonian democracy,” former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton recently told the Daily Caller news website. “The greater likelihood is a radical, tightly knit organization like the Muslim Brotherhood will take advantage of the chaos and seize power. … It is really legitimate for the Copts to be worried that instability will follow Mubarak’s fall and his replacement with the Muslim Brotherhood.”

Copts are ambivalent about Mubarak’s ouster. “He’s the best of the worst,” Sameh Joseph, a church worker at a Coptic church in Alexandria, told a Los Angeles Times reporter. “Whoever comes after him might want to destroy us.””

http://www.copts.com/english/?p=796



And this explains why the US is losing credibility throughout the world. Under Obama's watch the US has gone from being seen as a country that will stand by its allies and resist extremist crusading islam to being seen as undermining its moderate arab and islamic allies and whitewashing its enemies in the hope that they will go away or at least moderate their stance. Recently Obama's hacks have been trying to peddle the myth of a 'moderate' Taliban as well. The lie is given to this by the assassinations in Kandahar of Karzai's brother and governor there, along with Kandahar's mayor, not to mention the constant killings of Nato and US troops.


No wonder the egyptian military is negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood. They see the writing on the wall.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Jihad and violent preaching in mosques

In a survey of mosques in the USA it has been found that where mosques advocate Sharia adherence they are more likely to have materials for their followers advocating violence against non-believers.

100 mosques were randomly surveyed and 51% were found with texts advocating extreme violence against those considered as enemies of islam such as converting to christianity or becoming an 'unbeliever'.

An example in a pamphlet by al-Misri entitled Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) was that, if someone tries to influence another against islam "then it is the duty of Islam to fight him until either he is killed or until he declares his submission".

It is time for the west to take steps to prevent the poisoning of young muslims minds. In every sphere of life nowadays there are regulations, from health and safety to schools to banks. Western countries need to regulate those who would come to their countries as preachers. It has been the case in France for many years.

With increasing evidence of the radicalisation of young muslims throughout the world, of attacks on converts to christianityEurope and the USA need to stop this abuseof young people by islamist fanatics.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The 'moderate' Moslem Brotherhood shows its true face in arabic

To those that believe the Moslem Brotherhood is now moderate, is now changed as many western journalists would have you believe, you need look no further than today's Moslem Brotherhood website (June 14 2011). It says that the MB is still true to the ideals of 'Imam al-Banna'. Banna was the man who turned Egyptian nationalism extreme, gave it an islamist and antisemitic twist, who admired and was trained by the nazis, who encouraged muslims to go fight with the nazis in the mufti's Bosnian SS division.

But the message comes through loud and clear, that nothing has changed with the Moslem Brotherhood. This coupled with constant provocations against Israel, the arrest of an israeli tourist as a spy, propaganda about mossad sharks killing tourists in the Red Sea and demonstrations by the April 6th movement calling for the tearing up of the peace treaty with Israel means that the west should be very careful about uncritically supporting the arab spring. There are those who have even called it the 'muslim' spring as despite many brave protester looking to modernise Egypt and the arab world, the sinister Moslem Brotherhood is waiting in the wings, to come to power through the ballot box and take over, as has now happened in Lebanon with the new government, under Hezbollah supported premier Najib Mikati, and previously with Hamas and with the Iranian revolution.


The JCPA gives some background as to the development of extreme ideology in Egypt:
“Until 1936 the moderate Arab forces, which welcomed or at least tolerated Zionism, had in no way been marginalized. This changed after the National Socialists threw their weight behind the Islamists. They successfully spurred on the unrest in Palestine and so contributed to spreading the idea that the Jews were the enemy to Egypt. The Islamist mass mobilization was financially and ideologically supported by Radio Zeesen and other means of propaganda. This was one of the reasons that it was the Islamism and anti-Semitism of Hassan al-Banna rather than the enlightened modernism of Kemal Atatürk that gained general acceptance in the Arab part of the Islamic world.”


Banna also believed in the compulsory nature of aggressive jihad:

All Muslims must make jihad –Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored or evaded.

(The Way of Jihad by Hassan al-Banna, Pg 2)

But Banna preferred to fight the Jihad once the MB had wrested state power from all rivals:

It is Fard (obligatory) on us to fight with our enemies. The Imam must send a military expedition to the Dar al-Harb (land of war) every year at least once or twice, and the people must support him in this

(The Way of Jihad by Hassan al-Banna, Pg 8, Prelude Ltd, 1997)

To get to power Banna was even prepared to ally with the likes of the Nazis.

Banna’s ideology and the Nazi ideology were quite similar. .
The Nazis wanted to create an expansionist empire with a Fuhrer at its head; Banna wanted a Caliphate with a religious leader at its head. In the 30s and 40s the MB worked tirelessly to propagate Nazi propaganda in the Middle East. Members of the MB translated Hitler’s book ‘Mein Kampf’ into Arabic, calling it ‘My jihad’ and they also propagated the notorious anti-Semitic forgery ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’.

At the outbreak of WW2 Banna also appealed to Nazi Germany for help in fighting against the British backed monarchy in Egypt. MB even helped spy on the movement of British troops for the Nazis. The Nazi party’s ascent to power through exploiting democratic means inspired Banna to similarly use democracy as a tool to take power. The best known Nazi sympathiser in the Muslim brotherhood was Banna’s friend Hajj al-Amin Housseni who worked to propagate Nazi propaganda. Housseni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, instigated riots against the Jews in 1929 (which destroyed the 3000-year old Jewish community in Hebron) and again in 1936 before visiting Nazi Germany in 1941. The founder of Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) Taqiuddin al-Nabhani , who, prior to establishing HT was involved with the MB, also associated with Housseni.

Another prominent member of the Muslim brotherhood was Syed Qutb. Qutb’s books, especially ‘Milestones’ and ‘Social Justice in Islam’ played a key part in formulating Islamism’s violent ideology. Qutb also wrote an essay called “Our struggle against the Jews” in which he condemns the Jews as being the root of all evil. Although he was executed in1966, his works continue to be a source of inspiration for militant Islamist movements like al-Qaeda

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And so to today's offering from the website of the MB. Hardly moderate.

The translation of excerpts from the Mohhamed Badie the leader of the Moslem Brotherhood is stilted as it was translated using google (translate.google.com).

But the antisemitism and hatred of western civilisation is all too clear.

And this group might be in the future government of Egypt?

Time to be rethinking that $20billion aid package Mr Obama. Oh sorry, you've already said that the aid will be delivered no matter what the make up of the next government is. American voters take notice.

14/06/2011

Dear Muslims .. Dear world

The Muslim Brotherhood are still loyal and stewards of what they had inherited from the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him with all Muslims, and expressed by Imam al-Banna - may God have mercy on him - in the visibility of the unambiguous with no ambiguity, no place where the wits and cunning politicians, in what is going on behind " backstage politics "Feltsama world those words:

Search our enemies, "divide and conquer"

This is a policy for every colonist cruel, and all occupied NAHB; because they are sure they will not find a foothold in the light of the unity of the country, and then were such as night and day, band of Muslims, old and new, Vkadima over Shas bin Qais Jewish, to a group of Aws and Khazraj, Fgaza what he saw of their group and dumped, and good with them on Islam after which he was among them of hostility in ignorance, he said: God, what have we to them if he met his chiefs, lest by the decision, ordered the boy a young man of the Jews, he said: baptize them, I sat with them and reminded them on Avat, and Oncdhm some of what they Tquaoloa its poetry, he did, Vtnazawa and boast, even Twathb men Vtquaola, that said: "weapons of arms, that reached the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, went out to them and said:" O Muslims, Allah Allah, Obdaoy ignorance I am among you after they have been guided to God of Islam and the sight of him, and cut by you is ignorance, and Astnqzkm him of infidelity and a thousand among you shall be returned to you as you are infidels "; we know people they tendency of Satan, the intrigue of their enemy, so they do weapons from their hands, and wept and hugging the men of the Aws and Khazraj each other, then they went away with the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him hearers obedient, you may turn off their God Kidd enemy of God, Allah revealed:) O you who believe obey the party of those who received the Scripture they will turn you after ye (100) ( (Al-Imran).

According to Theodor Herzl in the Masonic Conference, Ecumenical in 1903:(Of course this is invented - Oopscaliphate) ".. lets all religions, and then put it signals a question, then shake Matnicoha back, and said: Do not Khalid, the Laws of Moses, but a shortcut way we enter the religions of the people, and we keep Israel in our hearts, to refer those religions difference and the doctrines and sects, the variety and Tillsha and Aguettalea; because people look after their land sheep, and we have to sign it we have, and eat the meat, and regain their land but that we feed the fire of animosity between them, to facilitate the destruction in our hands. "

"Israel's" Zionist entity occupying a symbol of racism

We have warned of God of the tricks of the Jews, and their grave in igniting the fire of war, God said:) whenever lit a fire for war, Allah extinguished and spread mischief on earth and God does not like spoilers (64) ((table: verse 64), Vidhm ignite the fuse daemon, which is not visible, and far from the field, and soon they fire up to the field of war which is all the Muslim land, each collection is to them a threat, or prevent the achievement of their goals, and the war in Sudan and divided only exposed for and their likes, and conflict and war that took place between Palestinians only planning, and Gazam only peace between Fatah and Hamas, and pray to God be on them the grace to reach this peace to his goal, and that the people of Palestine Muslim practical application of God's words:) Allah extinguished (and put an end of the war, including to forever, and that Iatsamua rope of God and unite in the face of the usurper of the occupier.

The road to salvation .. Faith and the Union

O Muslims: I do not think that the West wants Muslims good, I do not think that NATO Alzioomriki wants of our revolution blessed to reach its objectives, which are in the forefront: that we enjoy freedom in our land, and boarding in our decision, and to have sovereignty over our homeland - and agrees that all Indeed, who reads in the light of faith - and here I call on all Muslims to the path that will bring them to escape from the plots of enemies, and access to the revolution and its purpose is to:

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

France gains cudos for helping the rebels in Libya - not the USA or the UK

Surprise surprise. According to a report on BBC Radio 4 today the islamists and other rebels in Libya aren't thanking the US and the UK for helping them.

So why is France the only country to get credit? Is it because of its traditional selling out of western interests in favour of narrow nationlist ones? Is it because of the hatred for the US, where nothing the USA does will find appreciation in the arab or islamic world? And the UK? Well selling out Israel (David Cameron's inane Gaza 'concentration camp' speech when touting for business in Turkey)doesn't seem to have helped Britain's reputation either.

Obama prepared to sell out his allies from the Yemen and Egypt to Israel, not caring that Syria and the islamists of Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran are continuing to increase their influence.

But we saw today with the four minute ovation for Israeli PM Netanyahu in Congress that americans have woken up to Hussein Obama and his selling out of western interests in order to put islamists into power in the arab world (under the guise of democracy). Congress isn't fooled by Obama who only a few days ago promoted his wish to dismember Israel, to make it defenceless against arab attack by forcing it back to the 1949 armistice lines. These lines would give the palestinians the strategic backbone of Israel, the heights overlooking its major population centers and airports, and leave almost the whole of Israel naked for further arab aggression against it.

Israel was forced to leave Gaza, withdraw its settlers from productive farms and let the palestinians have democratic elections. Hamas was elected and new elections are now two years overdue. Meanwhile 12,000 missiles have been fired at Israel. Only last month Hamas killed a boy after firing a guided missile at a school bus.
So Mr Obama, americans have woken up to you. Listen to congress and stop attacking Israel and redirect your attention at Syria, Iran, Hezbolla and Hamas. The islamists who would destroy western civilisation should be the target of US ire.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


This article in pyjamas media quotes al-qaida admitting that
Benghazi's'democracy' movement is nothing other than a front for islamists. Ghadaffi was less than unpleasant but NATO is handing our enemies a stepping stone to Europe on a plate.

In a now mysterious interview published earlier this month in the London-based Arabic-language daily Al-Hayat, a spokesman for the North African branch of al-Qaeda appeared to confirm al-Qaeda involvement in the eastern Libyan rebellion. The North African branch of the terror organization is known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The spokesman was identified as Salah Abu Muhammad.

According to the April 16th article in Al-Hayat, Salah Abu Muhammad claimed that AQIM had set up Islamic emirates in a series of eastern Libyan cities and he identified a certain “Sheikh Abdul-Hakim” as the ruling “emir” in the rebel stronghold of Darnah. The reference is presumably to rebel commander Abdul-Hakim al-Hasadi. At the outset of the rebellion in February, Libyan government sources claimed that al-Hasadi had declared an Islamic emirate in Darnah.

“Yes, we have Islamic emirates,” Salah Abu Muhammad was reported to have said, according to a translation prepared by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), “and we are not afraid [to say this], since we are not criminals. We fear Allah alone.” “We have emirates in Derna, Banghazi, Al-Bayda, Maraj and Shahat,” the quotation continues, “all of them glorious and proud, especially the emirate in Derna, whose emir is the honorable sheikh ‘Abd Al-Hakim, who founded an Islamic council in his town together with his brothers in order to rule according to Allah’s law.”


The remarks received little attention in the American or European media. (One exception was a post on the American Thinker blog by Jack Cashill, who cited them in turn from a blog post by the French Middle East correspondent Georges Malbrunot.)

As reported by MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor, one day after the appearance of the Al-Hayat article, AQIM issued a statement on jihadist websites denying that Salah Abu Muhammad had given an interview to the paper. The AQIM communiqué suggested that the published interview was the result of a plot hatched by Algerian intelligence.

Camille Tawil, the author of the Al-Hayat article, quickly fell into line, posting a laconic English-language retraction on his blog. “It seems I was tricked into doing a false interview with Mr. Salah Abu Mohammed, the AQIM spokesman,” Tawil wrote. “Mr. Salah has issued a denial, and I apologies [sic] to him. The interview is not true.”

The issue is not Pastor Terry Jones and burning the 'Holy' Koran but 'al Quran' inspired violence

Whilst I believe the burning the Koran was wrong and the threatening of doing it provocative it is necessary to understand pastor Jones' frustrations and why he felt the need for this stunt. Pastor Jones was trying to raise the profile of christians constantly under attack in moslem countries where freedom of religion, thought and expression is anathema. Such freedoms are vilified in the Koran and as such the pastor felt justified in raising the issue in this way in order to break the silence of the established church and western media. If western media were not complicit in suppressing references to the pogroms and murders of christians happening on a daily basis throughout the muslim world, even in the supposedly moderate regimes in Pakistan and Indonesia, then the Pastor would not have felt driven to this desperate act. It is notable that the media has totally ignored Pastor Jones' message regarding persecuted christians portraying him simply as a crank. He has been condmned for having caused riots in the muslim world.
We in the west rightly have little understanding for citizens who resort to violence in order to resolve their disputed yet we manage to absolve violent muslims of blame for their actions with the excuse that they were provoked. In a court of law provocation might be an argument for some mitigation of a sentence but not to declare a violent attacker innocent of his guilt.

What needs to be condemned is the fact that muslims in their own countries feel they may wrent their wrath on innocent victims whenever they feel outraged. Such behaviour is the law of the jungle and the very antithesis of civilisation. The west must put islamic countries on notice that spilling innocent christians' blood will not go unnoticed or be lightly forgiven. Mrs Clinton should be made to point out to countries like Indonesia and Pakistan that a child's life is every bit as holy as that of the 'holy' Koran and that the US and its allies will aid Christian communities under attack.

The Palestinian Hamas statelet's leader Haniyeh condemns the killing of Bin Laden

Why should we be surprised? The Palestinians celebrated in the streets when the twin towers fell. Palestinian arabs dealt in terror even before they had invented their nationality (Jordan was broken off by the British from mandatory Palestine in 1922 and it is there that palestinian national aspirations lie. The land west of the Jordan was intended for the jewish state and if only for security reasons must remain so).

In the days when 'palestinian' referred to jews living in the Land of Israel arabs living there never ceased their terror against jews. They were also less mealy mouthed then, claiming proudly that they had killed jews. It's only nowadays that they euphemistically refer to 'zionists' when they fire rockets indiscriminately at Israel. Their recent successes were the murder of a teenager after his school bus was hit by an anti-tank rocket. Last year a Thai worker was killed on a farm.

Arab terror in Israel dates back to the turn of the 20th century with the murder of jews peacefully farming their lands. In 1929 the jews of Safed and Hebron were massacred by their neighbours with whom they had thought they were on good terms. The jews living in those communities were not even zionists but traditional orthodox jews. This gives the lie that the arab hatred is for Israel and zionism rather than good old fashioned anti-semitism.

So just as the Palestinians celebrated the horrors of the twin towers and are al Qaida's most avid supporters ,Gaza is grieving today on the news of Bin Ladens death. The West should take note. A palestinian state is just another islamist waypost on the way to the caliphate.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Pope forgets about murdered and ethnically cleansed christians in easter message

The pope's easter message urged both sides in the Libyan conflict to protect civilians. It's strange that he prioritised this over christians suffering throughout the moslem world. He might spare a thought for the christian girls decapitated for 'blasphemy' by dogma crazed murderers high on religious bigotry Pictures of gruesome murders - Warning: the pictures are gruesome. He might spare a thought for the coptic demonstrators recently gunned down by the military shouting 'allah akbar'. The copts were objecting to the ejection from their church and newly built community center. It seems that such centers are 'provocative'.
The only place the established church ever shows its ire is where it's least needed, in condemning Israel when it defends itself from attack.

Just the other day an Israeli was gunned down by a Palestinian Authority policeman after according to spokesman Saib Erekat he was 'provocatively' attempting to pray at Joseph's tomb near Nablus. Why does Israel take this lying down? Just as muslims in Israel are allowed to pray without hindrance in their holy places, jews must assert their rights to do so without fear of being killed. The west must face down bigotry and intolerance by muslim fanatics or face ever increasing attacks.

In the West and Israel there is quite rightly zero tolerance for religious bigotry directed at muslims. The west that is so powerfully intervening in Libya to protect 'civilians' must demand that arab and muslim nations afford protections to christians, jews and other religions coming under their rule (as in Gaza with Hamas gunmen who fight out of uniform, the fighters in Libya also describe themselves as civilians. A ragtag bunch they may be, when holding a gun it is a travesty to allow them to describe themselves as 'civilians').

And let's not forget Iraq where thousands of American soldiers still serve and have died yet the christian community is being ethnically cleansed from there. Iraq is steadily becoming a satellite state of Iran whilst the US pretends to be helping set up a democracy there. And Afghanistan? The US has lost the war in Iraq and Afghanistan because it picked the wrong enemy. Sadam Hussein wasn't much of a threat to regional peace after the first Gulf War, but Iran is and is getting stronger using its Hezbollah proxy first to suppress the Lebanese democracy, and now to support the brutal Syrian state.

The US needs to stop trying to reform arab and muslim countries and to unabashedly protect western interests. State building has failed in Afghanistan, Iraq and will fail in Libya. The west must intervene to protect its own interests, and save its bombs for when it is atacked. It is madness to intervene in a civil war in Libya when Gadaffi was a cowed man, who had given up his nuclear ambitions and stopped his terror against the west, paid compensation, and was a bulwark against al-qaida. Democracy is a wonderful concept, but the islamists of Benghazi will most likely not be so democratic once they take power. NATO and the US should leave Libya alone. As usual, western intervention is going to make matters worse in this civil war.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The first ( successful ) anti-imperialist struggle

I've been reading the autobiography of Meyer Levin author of Exodus. He reminds me that at one time to be a zionist was as often as not to be understood not just as someone who wished to build an egalitarian society free from anti-semitism in the ancient jewish homelands, but also as a forward thinking socialist. In 1936 he was a journalist for a new american magazine 'Inside' and went to report on the Spanish civil war. It was then in steady decline faced with an arms embargo by the west and the USSR whilst the fascists had the support of Germany. Levin saw the infighting between the different factions in the Republican side which he saw as resulting from and partly the cause of the sinking morale amongst the fighters. Despite that he had to fight with himself not to remain not as a writer but as a fighter against the fascists.
In the end he was given one hour to leave, presumably because the military unit he attached to did not wish him to see them in retreating.

Levin went straight from the Spanish War to Palestine where he drew the parallel with Spain, where the fascists were supporting the anti-semitic Mufti of Jerusalem in the inciting of the arab riots and attacks on the jewish commnunities there. The British did not intervene whilst the attacks were aimed only at the jews, but when the situation started to get out of hand with attacks being made on them they enlisted more jewish police to protect their towns and villages whilst allowing Orde Wingate's Special Night Squads to be set up. These took the war to the marauders instead of, as had been the policy until then (of 'Havlaga', the restraint of the Hagana whereby jewish towns were defended from attack but without seeking to actively pursue the attackers. This policy meant that the initiative was always with the arab terrorists and many jews died as a result).

Benny Morris in '1948' has written that the arab defeat of 1936-39 affected their ability to wage war against the jews in the period that really mattered during 1947-48. When the arabs in Palestine restarted their murderous attacks on jews after the UN resolution on 29th November 1948 (the day after this resolution a pogrom was organised against jews in the new city of Jerusalem and jews were taken off buses in Jaffa and slaughtered) as a presage to the invasion by the surrounding arab countries, they were subdued within a few months by the better organised Hagana, just in time to deny the invading arab armies the benefit of friendly palestinian arab bases.

The British in Palestine were almost overwhelmingly sympathetic to the arab cause, partly because of the anti-semitism rife in the British army and culture and romantic notions about desert arabs. The Jews moreover were not the easiest of imperial subjects.
Unlike the case in Africa or elsewhere the Jews knew they were at least the equals of those British who governed in Palestine. The Jews hardly benefited from British institutions, with jewish taxes paying for those and for programes that were intended to improve the economic and health situation of Palestine's arabs. At the same time jewish institutions arose and became a parallel state awaiting the time that the British occupier would leave Palestine. When the British finally did leave, 'driven out' in Fieldmarshal Montgomery's own words, the imperialists were not missed by those jews who had just pulled off the first successful anti-colonial struggle. The efforts of the tiny Stern Group, the Irgun and the Haganah had managed to evict the British superpower with its 100,000 soldiers in Palestine seeking to hand that territory over to arab dictators. The British might have had much experience in empire and in ruling colonial peoples through the tried tactic of 'divide and rule' reinforced by ruthless brutality, but they had not managed to adapt their methods to ruling the jews in Palestine without alienating them. They could not do this as British sympathies did not lie with jews. Jews recognised that the British after 1917 wished to prevent Jewish self-determination in that land.

Levin gives an account of the British chief of police in his district who lived in the same building as him:

“...a young man who was the epitome of the bored colonial. His room was devoid of books or any other sign of interest in human activities. One day I went out with him on his rounds as paymaster for the Jewish settlement police in the area. In each village, the Jewish boys lined up smartly, each lad advancing in turn to receive his bit of pay from the hand of the ruling Briton, then performing the ritual Thank you , Sir, the smart salute, the about-face, and march away. The entire story of imperial reign was in this silly little ceremony-the British hand collecting money from a people and doling out part of it to them again for their own services in their own protection. In some countries, the British contribution as a nation expert in the business of government was probably valuable, but I couldn't help seeing, as the British couldn't help seeing, that every Jewish boy who marched up and thanked his chief for his pay considered himself an individual of higher development than the little colonial policeman. There were Jewish heads fermenting with theories, ideas, ambitions, and resentments, and to them the hand of the Briton was the very hand that impeded their country's development.”(p122, In Search)

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.