Monthly Archives: January 2014

Returning Terrorists ‘a Serious Threat’ to Canada

CSIS report presented to parliament details threat of Canadians joining Al Qaeda-linked groups abroad, returning to commit terror.

Canadian Muslim group with reprehensible links issues libel notice to Prime Minister Harper

They’re going to regret this……..

We need more Intolerance

Today, January 27, is Holocaust Memorial day. I came across the following statement:

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, Catherine Ashton, issued the following statement today:  Today the international community remembers the victims of the Holocaust. We honour every one of those brutally murdered in the darkest period of European history. We also want to pay a special tribute to all those who acted with courage and sacrifice to protect their fellow citizens against persecution.On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we must keep alive the memory of this tragedy. It is an occasion to remind us all of the need to continue fighting prejudice and racism in our own time. We must remain vigilant against the dangers of hate speech and redouble our commitment to prevent any form of intolerance. The respect of human rights and diversity lies at the heart of what the European Union stands for.

Who was murdered in the Holocaust? Who were the perpetrators? This is unclear from that statement and Ashton seems to have a personal problem to use the words “Jews have been killed” “by Germans (and their European allies)”.

Philosopher Harry Frankfurt would frame this statement as pure “bullshit” (this is the title of a bestselling pamphlet by Frankfurt). Ashton and the EU want “to prevent any form of intolerance”. In fact we need much more intolerance – intolerance towards antisemitism, often framed as “criticism of Israel”, and anti-Zionism. We need intolerance towards Islamist and Arab Jew-hatred, Holocaust affirmation and Holocaust denial. We need intolerance towards EU policies to single out the Jewish state and products being produced (often by Palestinians, who earn a wonderful living!) in the disputed territories or Westbank. We need more intolerance towards a German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier who attacks the Israeli government over settlements on the occasion of the burial of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.

Germany just started to put buttons on Israeli products from those territories. This is simply a reminder to “Kauft nicht beim Juden”, plain and simple.

We need more intolerance towards useless speeches and statements like this one. The EU has no problem at all with hate speech as long as it comes from Arab or Muslim extremists, or left-wingers who aim at Israel. Moderate Muslims and pro-Zionist activists are singled out on a daily basis by NGOs, conferences, academic networks, political institutions and the like. EU policies towards Iran are endangering Jews in Israel and abroad and we need more intolerance towards these policies.

And we need more intolerance to this denial of the uniqueness of the Shoah. We know this denial of the unprecedented character of the Shoah by postcolonial scholarship, take Edward Said, Hamid Dabashi, Aimé Césaire or Jürgen Zimmerer, Donald Bloxham, Dirk A. Moses or the Prage Declaration from 2008 (signed by Vaclav Havel and German President Joachim Gauck, among others), which equates those who built Auschwitz and gassed the Jews to those who liberated that concentration and extermination camp, as examples.

Did Ashton mention antisemitism, when she talked about the Shoah today? No. She mentions “prejudice and racism” and misses the point that antisemitism is different. Antisemitism is genocidal and she could have learnt this had she spent any time in her considering the very specific history of Jew-hatred in Europe in general and Germany in particular.

It is shocking that the leading foreign policy representative of the EU does not even mention antisemitism and Jew-hatred on Holocaust Memorial Day. Instead, she uses words dedicated to distorting what the Holocaust was about. As if the Shoah was nothing but disrespect for “diversity”. Probably Ashton follows EU guidelines for all their application processes and she uses the word “diversity” in every single speech she delivers to an equally ignorant audience, used to embracing code words and people who detest any kind of analysis or real remembrance of a specific, very specific history at all.

We need more intolerance towards those who make a great living from distracting attention from the real problems of the Middle East – Islamism, dictatorship, lack of democracy, anti-feminism, scarce water resources, failure to develop a civic political culture, anti-Americanism, to name but some of the core problems in that troubled region – by being obsessed with the one and only Jewish state of Israel.

Therefore, we need more intolerance of useless statements like this one by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.



Palestine House Press Release Regarding the PM Harper’s Speech to the Israeli Knesset

“The Palestine House Educational and Cultural Center – Mississauga voiced its deep concern with the speech delivered by Prime Minister Harper to the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem last Monday January 20th, 2014.

The Palestine House issued the below press release as a response:

“Mr. Harper has constantly taken a one-sided approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict resulting in an unprecedented decrease in Canada’s influence in the international forum. Palestine House believe that while Prime Minister Harper hailed the government of Israel, describing it as the only democracy in the region, he failed to recognize that the government of Israel continues to undermine international law and the already fragile peace process by continuing to build the separation wall and through its continuous expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank, not recognising the rights of refugees, continuing to occupy the Palestinian territories and the brutal manner in which the Palestinians are treated daily.

Further Palestine House expresses that it was extremely disturbing to see the Prime Minister of Canada use the podium of a foreign parliament to attack Canada’s student population for organizing against injustice. People of all faiths and backgrounds have constantly come together in protesting the acts of the state of Israel. The diversity of those standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people dispels the arguments made by Prime Minister Harper and Zionist’s claiming that standing against Israel is anti-Semitic.

Palestine House is calling on Prime Minister Harper to take a more balanced approach towards the Palestinian struggle and represent the interests of all Canadians both domestically and internationally.”



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The drifting sands of terror in Egypt

If, for a moment, the commanders of Egypt’s security forces had been inclined to pat themselves on the back in light of the decline in terror attacks in the Sinai, the string of blasts that rocked Cairo on Friday morning exposed the grim reality: the terror that hit the peninsula has not abated, but rather drifted westward and southward, to Cairo and other cities in mainland Egypt.

Can a Tweet Put You in Prison? It Certainly Will in the UK

In the United Kingdom, it is now the police’s remit to protect communities and individuals from “alarm,” “distress,” and “offense.”

5 religious-themed apps banned from iTunes

Unlike rival Android, owned by Google, Apple’s operating system for the iPhone and iPad is a closed platform on which every app must be approved by the company.

Apple’s developer guidelines prohibit obscene, pornographic, offensive or defamatory apps that “in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be found objectionable by iPhone users.”

Free speech and digital rights advocates, including San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, rail against these red lines and call on Apple to “give up the keys” to its walled garden, but Apple refuses to budge.

Because apps are typically rejected before hitting the market, it’s difficult to determine how many apps have been banned. Here are five apps with religious themes that Apple has rejected or pulled from the iTunes store:

Krauthammer: Stop kicking Canada around

Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor — we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States: extreme annoyance.

Last week, speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s foreign minister calmly but pointedly complained that the U.S. owes Canada a response on the Keystone XL pipeline. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo,” he sort of complained, in what for a placid, imperturbable Canadian passes for an explosion of volcanic rage.

Canadians may be preternaturally measured and polite, but they simply can’t believe how they’ve been treated by President Obama — left hanging humiliatingly on an issue whose merits were settled years ago.

Canada, the Saudi Arabia of oil sands, is committed to developing this priceless resource. Its natural export partner is the United States. But crossing the border requires State Department approval, which means the president decides yes or no.

After three years of review, the State Department found no significant environmental risk to Keystone. Nonetheless, the original route was changed to assuage concerns regarding the Ogallala Aquifer. Obama withheld approval through the 2012 election. To this day he has issued no decision.

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Islamonazis Block Harper visit to the Temple Mount because of Jewish Bodyguards

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper planned to tour the Temple Mount after visiting the Western Wall (Kotel) Tuesday, but the visit was torpedoed at the last minute by the Muslim Waqf, which said it would not allow Harper’s security detail onto the Mount, since some of the bodyguards are Jewish.

It’s Karma day! Anti Zionist Neturei Karta leader beaten by Muslim men in Holland


Joseph Antebi

Joseph Antebi

A leader of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta group, which is a fierce anti-Zionist organization, was beaten by a group of Muslim men in Holland.

Dutch police said that Joseph Antebi, 50, was attacked yesterday by Muslim men in Amsterdam. According to information obtained by the police, several Muslim men came over to his stopped car, pulled him out from his vehicle, beat him and spit on him. The suspects then fled from the scene.

The rabbi begged passersby for help, but his pleas were ignored.

According to the police report, Antebi called the police and was able to provide cell phone images of the suspects to the police. “Rabbi Antebi is in the hospital and in stable condition. Antebi is suffering from severe pain, nausea and vomiting. He is also suffering from internal bleeding,” according to a statement released by Neturei Karta.

However, the group remained defiant in defending radical Islamic militants. “This incident just shows how the Zionist are fanning the flames of anti-Semitism throughout the world,” the group said in a statement.


Wedding insurance a growing industry

Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There’s an insurance policy for that.

With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm’s case, even a sudden change of heart.

Union douches turning on each other

Big labour is bracing for a big battle, but Tory Leader Tim Hudak isn’t the only target.

Ontario’s union leaders are also waging a war of words against each other, jousting over who should lead the counterattack against Hudak’s enduring anti-union tactics.

The bitter, behind the scenes turf war threatens to undermine labour’s efforts to defeat Progressive Conservative MPPs in an expected spring election. Unions are descending from unity into enmity over a bid by Ontario Federation of Labour president Sid Ryan to spearhead the anti-Tory crusade.

Ryan was enraged to discover that some of the province’s most influential labour leaders had huddled privately without him earlier this month, ahead of his own election strategy meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

Working Families, an ad hoc coalition of Ontario unions, was making a pitch to top labour leaders to resurrect its successful $2-million advertising and organizational campaigns that helped keep the Tories out of power in 2007 and 2011. But the OFL president viewed this as a pre-emptive move to marginalize him in the coming campaign, warning that the union movement could be “decimated” by disunity.

With special fury, Ryan lashed out at Canadian Labour Congress leader Ken Georgetti, accusing his federal counterpart of bigfooting him on provincial turf behind his back. In a Jan. 13 letter, he demanded the CLC “immediately halt facilitating” further planning meetings for a “parallel provincial election strategy.”

The CLC’s participation “severely undermines unity” when unions should be “working together to ensure Tim Hudak doesn’t become premier,” Ryan lectured. It didn’t work.

A blistering “Dear Brother Sid” reply came right back from Dave Ritchie, vice-president of the influential machinists’ union, who helped organize the meeting and asked the CLC to share its public opinion research: “If I want to call a meeting with labour leaders for any purpose, I do not need your permission,” he fumed.


Governor of New York wants the state cleansed of pro-lifers

Ah, tolerant Libs:

“In a radio interview last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) made some disparaging comments about pro-life conservatives, stating they had “no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

In praise of Karma

Four people were killed in a blast in Beirut’s southern suburbs on Tuesday, a security source told Reuters, attributing the blast to a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.

The source said another 20 people were wounded in the explosion, which occurred in a stronghold of the military and political movement Hezbollah.

Time to bitch-slap Hamas — again

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that Israel would teach Hamas a “lesson” and “very soon” over increased rocket fire from the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southern communities.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his visiting Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, Netanyahu observed that Israel will always retaliate to attacks.

“We foil terrorist attacks when we identify that they are in the making, and we respond against those who attack us,” Netanyahu’s spokesperson, Ofir Gendelman, quoted him as saying.

“If Hamas and the other terror organizations have forgotten this lesson, they will learn it again the hard way – and very soon,” the prime minister said.

All hell breaking loose in Kuwait over possible Zionist potatoes


Someone in Kuwait may be in hot water if reports that Israeli potatoes are being sold in the state are found to be true.

Furious officials from the Consumer Protection Society are searching high and low among the country’s cooperative society stores for any sign of the offensive vegetables.

Report on Canadian delegation in Israel with PM Harper – January 20, 2014



*First on the agenda was a delegate meeting with “Israeli thinkers”*
> Mr. Jonathan Medved, CEO of OurCrowd Funding Group delivered a very
> positive and interesting presentation called “Start up Nation”. He told
> the delegates that Israel was quickly becoming recognized around the world
> for the development of high tech business and the country is developing a
> favourable financial, as well as intellectual market that has enabled the
> creation of what he referred to as “serial entrepreneurs” – business people
> who were developing successful, recognized business templates for the
> development of high-tech start-up ventures. He noted several start-ups
> that have been purchased by Google and IBM for significant amounts of money
> and cited that the business climate was very encouraging for a future
> prosperous economy.
> Medved stated that over the past ten years there have been over 900
> successful public company exits, many of which have strongly linked the
> Israeli economy to the American economy. There are over 300 multinational
> companies that are located in Israel which have further linked Israel
> strongly to the world economy – and said that in the “life sciences” field,
> there have been over 700 device company start-ups alone.
> He commented that “Europe is addicted to Israeli products” and is one of
> Israel’s largest trading partners despite it’s boycott rhetoric. Trade
> with the UK is surging despite it’s fixation on the BDS movement.
> Medved further stated that Asian investors are flocking to Israel.
> The theme of the presentation concluded that here was a positive future in
> Israel for high-tech industry.
> *The second agenda item was a visit to the Palmachim Air Base outside of
> Tel Aviv.*
> The delegation was taken on a tour of the Palmachim Air Base and received a
> briefing on air defence security, specifically the ARROW Missile Defence
> System. We visited operations control and were briefed on Israel’s
> defence capabilities for missile attacks that included conventional,
> ballistic and inter-continental ballistic missiles.
> One can only conclude that Israel’s defence capabilities are significant
> and impressive.
> *The final item on the agenda was Prime Minister Harper’s address to the
> Knesset.*
> Prime Minister Harper was awarded the key to the Knesset on his arrival – a
> show of great friendship and commitment between the two countries. There
> was a short private address to the Canadian delegation in the outer lobby
> and the group then entered the Plenary Hall for the formal address. Prime
> Minister Harper received a warm welcome from the speaker of the Knesset,
> Yuli-Yoel Edelstein. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then took the
> podium and made a very special welcome to Prime Minister Harper expressing
> his sincere thanks on behalf of the State of Israel, for Prime Minister
> Harper’s principled public stand of support for the security of the
> state. He quipped with Harper about the friendship between these two
> geographically diverse countries, suggesting that there are streets in
> Toronto (Yonge Street), that are longer than the State of Israel.
> Netanyahu’s welcome was riveting and as a Canadian, one could not feel more
> proud of our Prime Minister and our government.
> A further welcome was delivered by opposition MK Isaac Herzog who spoke to
> the moral courage of Prime Minister Harper for his principled positions.
> Prime Minister Harper then addressed the Knesset with what I believe to be
> one of the most courageous speeches a world leader could make. He stated
> his unequivocal support for the State of Israel and spoke eloquently of the
> shared values of the two respective countries and received loud applause
> and many standing ovations. Despite the fact that he was heckled by two
> Arab MK’s who chose to leave the session mid-stream, Prime Minister
> Harper demonstrated himself to be a first class world leader of great moral
> character and distinguished himself – and Canada – on the world stage with
> his speech.
> As a Canadian of the Jewish faith – one could not be more proud of Prime
> Minister Harper, and as we left the Knesset I heard person after person
> suggest that, indeed, he was the moral leader of the west…..specifically
> in comparison to the charlatan south of the Canadian border.
> The event was electrifying.
> Julius Suraski – JDL CANADA

Video: Harper gets a taste of the barbarians polluting the Israeli Knesset

Israel to Launch ‘Iron Beam’ Laser Defense

The State of Israel is expected to launch a new missile defense system, Iron Beam, that will use lasers to heat up and destroy small rockets and mortars that are airborne too briefly to be shot down by the existing Iron Dome missile system

Kerry Peace Plan Will Turn Israel’s Jordan Valley Into Al-Qaeda Haven

Some Western diplomats believe that the U.S.-backed Middle East peace plan which includes an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, will turn the Jewish state’s eastern border into a magnet for al-Qaeda terrorists, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Saturday.

This grim assessment was recently presented by the diplomats at a meeting held earlier this week in Europe. The officials contend that armed militias will spread their reach, from Iraq’s Anbar province all the way to the deserts of Syria and Jordan, according to Ma’ariv. The officials are reported to have close ties to the Iraqi government.

The diplomats cited as sources their peers in Baghdad, who warned that the fighting currently taking place between al-Qaeda and the Iraqi government will spill over into other parts of the Middle East, Ma’ariv reported.

Canadian citizenship test turns focus away from multiculturalism

“For example, the guide, studied before the citizenship test, says it’s a noble gesture to volunteer for the military and that “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices” that adversely affect women.”


For the zillionth time, it’s not poverty that breeds jihadis

The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon’s cloying “Imagine,” don your plaid pajamas and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naïveté.

While meeting with Catholic officials at the Vatican on Monday, Kerry expounded on their “huge common interest in dealing with this issue of poverty, which in many cases is the root cause of terrorism or even the root cause of the disenfranchisement of millions of people on this planet.” In other words: If only every al Qaeda recruit had a fraction of Kerry’s $200 million fortune, they’d all be frolicking peacefully with infidels on jet skis sporting “Coexist” bumper stickers.

He gave a similar Kumbaya-style discourse at the Global Counterterrorism Forum last fall: “Getting this right isn’t just about taking terrorists off the street. It’s about providing more economic opportunities for marginalized youth at risk of recruitment.”

The chronic cluelessness of the root-cause apologists of jihad never ceases to amaze. Britain’s MI5 reported in 2011 that two-thirds of UK jihad suspects were from middle-class backgrounds, “showing there is no simplistic relationship between poverty and involvement in Islamist extremism.” Thorough reviews of the empirical evidence shows, as the RAND Corp. reported, “Terrorists are not particularly impoverished, uneducated or afflicted by mental disease. Demographically, their most important characteristic is normalcy (within their environment). Terrorist leaders actually tend to come from relatively privileged backgrounds.”

Here’s a refresher cheat sheet:

•  9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta went to Hamburg University to study urban planning.

•  Convicted al Qaeda scientist Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology at Brandeis.

• Osama bin Laden did a summer school stint at Oxford.

•  Underwear bomb operative Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab was an elite Nigerian engineering student who studied at one of Britain’s leading universities and “lived a gilded life.”

•  British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik, a London School of Economics student, was convicted of abducting and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl.

•  Seven upper-middle-class jihadi doctors were implicated in the 2007 London/Glasgow bombings.

•  Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri had a medical degree. So did former Hamas biggie Abdel al-Rantissi.

• Khalid Sheik Mohammed attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C., and then transferred to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering along with 30 other Muslims. Mohammed applied his Western learning to oversee the 1993 World Trade Center bombing plot, the USS Cole attack and the 9/11 attacks. He also has been linked to the 1998 African embassy bombings, the plot to kill the pope, the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl and the Bali nightclub bomb blast that killed nearly 200 tourists.

Bin Laden was dedicated to spending every last penny of his inherited Saudi fortune — estimated at $50 million to $300 million — to wage war on the West.

Privileged jihad funders from Qatar and other Gulf states heap their petro-dollars on al Qaeda. The Taliban raised $400 million in one year, according to a 2012 UN report, not just from opium, but largely from “donations, taxing local economies and extorting money from such targets as drug dealers, cellphone operators and aid projects.” Indeed, since 2006, “the Taliban have managed to finance an ever-increasing number of attacks, reflecting a year-on-year increase in income,” the UN report said.

Memo to stupidly rich elitist John Kerry and the administration’s bleeding-heart bureaucrats in a bubble: Financial bankruptcy is not, and has never been, the “root cause” of this violence. Lack of intellectual stimulation has never been, the “root cause” of radical Islam’s centuries-old and never-ceasing imperative to establish a worldwide caliphate and conquer the West. The root cause of civilizational jihad is unmitigated evil and arrogance, not lack of compassion, understanding or social justice.

Islamic terrorism never had such dutiful tools as the American fools who rationalize it.


Video: And now, “Mipsterz”

They’re stylish, creative, edgy and young — hipsters in every positive sense of the word. They also just so happen to wear hijabs on their heads and practise the Muslim faith.

Meet the “Mipsterz,” a growing group of self-identified “Muslim hipster” women.

The United Church of Canada now has its own union

Clergy and other faith workers of the United Church of Canada and their families marked the official launch of their new union today in Toronto. The group held the inaugural meeting of the Unifor Unifaith Community Chapter that will aim to unite and mobilize members across the country.

Video: Anarchists trying to raise money for Canadian “jailed comrades” arrested for molotov attacks in Mexico

If You Think Communism Is Bad For People, Check Out What It Did To The Environment


There is no society, nor has one ever existed, which featured zero pollution or harm to the environment. The only question is how best to manage it, and which system is best positioned to accomplish this. On that question the answer is surely capitalism, home to the world’s richest countries and cleanest environments. It isn’t even close.

Scale back aid for dual citizens, bureaucrats advise Ottawa

“Recent crises have highlighted that many Canadian passport holders have limited connection to Canada [and] are seen by some as maintaining a ‘citizenship of convenience’ ”.

With Muslim Brotherhood crushed, Egypt sets sights on Hamas

After crushing the Muslim Brotherhood at home, Egypt’s military rulers plan to undermine the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which runs the neighboring Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials told Reuters.

The aim, which the officials say could take years to pull off, includes working with Hamas’s political rivals Fatah and supporting popular anti-Hamas activities in Gaza, four security and diplomatic officials said.

Since it seized power in Egypt last summer, Egypt’s military has squeezed Gaza’s economy by destroying most of the 1,200 tunnels used to smuggle food, cars and weapons to the coastal enclave, which is under an Israeli blockade.

Now Cairo is becoming even more ambitious in its drive to eradicate what it says are militant organizations that threaten its national security.

Intelligence operatives, with help from Hamas’s political rivals and activists, plan to undermine the credibility of Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007 after a brief civil war against the Fatah movement led by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

According to the Egyptian officials, Hamas will face growing resistance by activists who will launch protests similar to those in Egypt that have led to the downfall of two presidents since the Arab Spring in 2011. Cairo plans to support such protests in an effort to cripple Hamas.

“Gaza is next,” said one senior security official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. “We cannot get liberated from the terrorism of the Brotherhood in Egypt without ending it in Gaza, which lies on our borders.”

Asked why Egyptian intelligence is not going after Hamas now, another senior security official said: “Their day will come.”

Egypt accuses Hamas of backing al Qaeda-linked militant groups which have stepped up attacks against security forces in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula over the past few months. The attacks have spread to Cairo and other cities.

Both the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas deny accusations of terrorism, and the Brotherhood says it is committed to peaceful activism. The group was ousted from power in Egypt after the military threw its weight behind street protests last summer.

Freely-elected president Mohamed Mursi is now on trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters during his presidency. Egypt’s military-backed government has cracked down hard on the Brotherhood, arresting almost its entire leadership and thousands of its backers as well as formally declaring it a terrorist organization.

But the situation is very different in Gaza, where Hamas, an offshoot of the Brotherhood, is heavily armed, has years of experience fighting Israel, and moves swiftly to squash dissent.

A Hamas official said the comments made to Reuters by Egyptian officials showed Cairo was inciting violence and trying to provoke chaos.

“We reaffirm that Hamas did not and never would intervene in the internal Egyptian affairs,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. “No one should ever dream to weaken Hamas.”


So far, contacts between Egypt and Fatah have been limited to discussing ways to help Fatah undermine Hamas, said the officials. They declined to name Palestinians involved in those discussions or give details of how many meetings have been held.

Hamas keeps Fatah party officials under very close watch in Gaza. A senior Fatah official in the occupied West Bank, where the party is far more powerful, denied any plot to oust Hamas.

“There is a lot of anger in Gaza. People are suffering, but protest is not easy. We cannot hope that Hamas will vanish tomorrow,” he said.

Hamas has an estimated 20,000 fighters, with another 20,000 in its police and security forces. Despite growing economic hardship in Gaza, the group can still draw on significant support from among the territory’s 1.8 million people.

But Egyptian officials hope to exploit tensions with rival militant groups, even if there are no signs of major splits yet.

“We know that Hamas is powerful and armed but we also know that there are other armed groups in Gaza that are not on good terms with Hamas and they could be used to face Hamas,” another Egyptian security source said.

“All people want is to eat, drink and have a decent living, and if a government, armed or not, fails to provide that, then the people will rise against it in the end,” the source said.


In early January, Cairo publicly hosted the first conference of a new anti-Hamas youth group called Tamarud, or rebel, the same name used by the Egyptian youth movement that led last year’s protests against Mursi.

Members of the Palestinian Tamarud stood with the Palestinian flag wrapped around their necks to highlight what they called Hamas’s crimes against activists in Gaza.

The event was attended by representatives from Egyptian liberal parties and Fatah.

“We support the movement and any peaceful movement against the cruelty of the Islamist group that is part of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood organization,” said Ayman al-Raqb, a Fatah official in Cairo in his speech at the conference.

The activists showed video clips of masked gunmen chasing and dragging away protesters, and posted banners showing activists who they said had been tortured by Hamas for their opposition.

The Gaza-based Palestinian Centre for Human Rights last year accused Hamas of orchestrating a fierce crackdown against activists suspected of trying to organize a Tamarud-like protest in November. It said some of those detained were tortured and the mooted rally never materialized.

Hamas has accused Tamarud members of being Israeli agents, but has denied allegations of torture.

Activists in Cairo have called for protests in Gaza on March 21.

Egyptian officials hope that future Hamas crackdowns may turn the tide against the movement’s leadership.

“Surely, the world will not stand still and allow Hamas to kill Palestinians. Someone will interfere,” said the Egyptian security official. “But so far we are only working on firing the first spark.”

But officials also concede that the plan is likely to take years.

“The aid Egypt will mainly provide to the anti-Hamas groups will be logistical not financial. Tamaruds don’t cost much,” one Egyptian security official said.


The plan to undermine Hamas reflects renewed confidence among Egypt’s security forces after being sidelined following the fall of long-time president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Senior security officials are now determined to eliminate their Islamist foes for good – inside and outside Egypt.

They were angry when Mursi became the first Egyptian president to meet Hamas leaders in the presidential palace. Mursi also sent his prime minister to Gaza on the second day of an Israeli offensive on the enclave in November 2012.

Many Egyptians believe the Brotherhood intended to give part of the Sinai to Hamas. The Brotherhood has consistently denied the allegation.

Mursi’s administration did acknowledge the problem posed by the tunnels under the border between Egypt and Gaza. His national security adviser last year said the government was flooding a number of tunnels he described as illegal.

But the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza was kept open for much of Mursi’s rule, allowing vital food and goods to flow into Gaza.

After Mursi’s overthrow, the army took over command of the Sinai and started destroying hundreds of tunnels. No Hamas official has been allowed to travel into Egypt since then.

Last month, Egypt’s public prosecutor accused Hamas of conspiring with Mursi and Iran to stage terrorist attacks in Egypt.

“We know Hamas is the Brotherhood and the Brotherhood (members) are terrorists and no country could develop with terrorists in or around it,” the security official said.

Gaza prime minister and Hamas deputy leader Ismail Haniyeh has said repeatedly since July that his group is focused exclusively on confronting arch-foe Israel and has no armed presence in Egypt.

“We do not intervene in Egyptian internal affairs,” he told supporters last month. “Egypt cannot do without us and we cannot do without Egypt. This historical, geographic and security link can never be severed.”

However, an Egyptian security official, who declined to be named, dismissed his words. “They (Hamas leaders) can say what they want on their role in Sinai. We don’t base our judgment on them, but on intelligence and information.”


Would a Palestinian State Harm American Interests?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is preoccupied with the attempt to establish a Palestinian state, as a means to advance peace and American interests. However, Congress — which is charged by the constitution with supervising the administration — has yet to conduct hearings on the impact of the proposed Palestinian state upon vital U.S. interests. Congress cannot relinquish its constitutional responsibility to probe, independently, the critical implications of a Palestinian state upon the U.S. economy, core values, and homeland and national security, as well as upon the stability of pro-U.S. Arab regimes in particular, and the Middle East in general.

Independent congressional scrutiny of this Palestinian state-driven policy is doubly essential against the backdrop of the systematic U.S. Middle East policy failures since 1947.

Attempted Jew massacre of the day

Two rockets were fired at the western Negev from Gaza on Monday afternoon just as the funeral for former prime minister Ariel Sharon ended.

There’s a Man Sexually Harassing Women With Swiss Cheese in Philadelphia

This man has been accused of exposing himself and asking women to perform a lewd act involving Swiss cheese.

This man has been accused of exposing himself and asking women to perform a lewd act involving Swiss cheese.

The suspect, a heavyset white man estimated to be in his late 40s or early 50s, approaches women while driving a silver or black sedan with his genitals exposed. He then displays a piece of sliced Swiss cheese and offers to pay the women to put the cheese on his penis and perform sexual acts on him using it.

“I understand that people may think this is funny, but this is no laughing matter,” said Milt Martelack, the town watch’s senior adviser. “We’ve had a couple individuals reach out to us. We’re taking this matter very seriously, and we’re working vigorously with police to get this guy off the streets.”

A police source yesterday confirmed that the Special Victims Unit is investigating the man after several women from the Mayfair area filed reports describing similar encounters with a man displaying what the source called a “major sexual cheese fetish.”

And although news of the bizarre case shocked many Mayfair residents, Gabby Chest – who lives in nearby Bridesburg – recognized the behavioral pattern instantly.

In July 2012, Chest, then 19 and having just broken up with her boyfriend, created a profile on the dating website OkCupid.

Within days, she said, she was contacted by a “really strange guy,” who sent her a private message that detailed a very specific request.

“He said he was looking for someone to perform masturbation on him with cheese,” Chest said. “He kept saying how strong his urges were and how desperate he was to find someone to help him with them.”

An excerpt from that message, which Chest sent the Daily News, details the origin of the man’s self-described “fetish.”

“I started to compare girls to cheese due to their milky complections [sic], girls are soft, smooth feeling and tend to like dairy products more,” he wrote.

“That and typical advertising, always using a girl to advertise dairy products. So cheese is what I started to use as a replacement for having sex with girls.”

Anyone know where I can find Ariel Sharon’s palestinian blood pudding recipe?


I bet it’s deeeelish!

Turkey clamps down on internet as Erdogan tightens grip on power

Turkey is seeking to increase control over internet access at a time when the government is also tightening its grip on the country’s legal institutions in response to a corruption scandal.

Video: Damn fine tune about media coverage of Rob Ford


Massive RCMP probe stopped Al-Qaeda-linked conspiracy to derail passenger train: newly released documents

On Sept. 17, 2012, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser drove to Jordan Station, a community in Niagara, Ont., wine country where the Maple Leaf train crosses a trestle bridge each day on its way from New York to Toronto.

Seven months later, the odd couple — one a Tunisian doctoral student, the other a school van driver and mover from Abu Dhabi — were arrested over what the RCMP has called an al-Qaeda-linked plot to derail a passenger train.

Most details of the alleged terrorism conspiracy remain under a court-ordered publication ban that prevents the press from reporting what the men, who are both in their 30s, are accused of doing and saying, and why they may have wanted to kill Canadians.

But some documents related to the case have now been partly unsealed by an Ontario judge at the request of the National Post and other media outlets, and they show the arrests followed a massive police undercover operation that spanned several countries.

Among the highlights that can now be revealed:

  • An RCMP constable and an FBI employee known as Tamer both infiltrated the alleged conspiracy early on and proved “very effective,” according to police.
  • In addition to Mr. Esseghaier and Mr. Jaser, two others were identified by police during the investigation in relation to terrorist activity but have not been arrested.
  • For Mr. Jaser, acquiring a rental house and land was “integral to his planning of terrorist acts,” the RCMP alleged.
  • Mr. Esseghaier had traveled to Iran prior to his arrest, the documents indicate. The RCMP has said the train plotters received “direction and guidance” from Al-Qaeda “elements” in Iran.

“The offences under investigation are terrorist acts which will cause loss of life and significant property damage,” the RCMP wrote to the court. “Esseghaier and Jaser have communicated about plans to commit a terrorist act in which the intent is to kill people.”

Abbas: No Jerusalem, no peace

Right back at ya, racist, terrorist filth:

“I say, listen, listen, the Palestinian people won’t kneel, and we tell the world, listen, listen the Palestinian people won’t kneel,” he said at one point, drawing chants of “Abu Mazen, Abu Mazen.” “Without east Jerusalem as a capital of the state of Palestine, there will be no peace between us and Israel,” Abbas said.

Abbas also reiterated that he will not recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people.

Jerusalem under Muslim control.  Never again.

Musical Interlude

Israel: The first modern indigenous state

“I have been arguing for some time that we need to place the long Arab war against the Jews of the Middle East within the modern western civil rights paradigm.

If the west, or at least the western-left, honors the struggle among people of color for national liberation, or if they support the struggle among women for full and equal rights throughout the world, or if they believe that Gay people should be afforded equality before the law, surely they must accept that the Jewish people also deserve rights to self-determination and self-defense against our persecutors.”


China still forcing abortions on women

When her mind is clear, Gong Qifeng can recall how she begged for mercy. Several people pinned her head, arms, knees and ankles to a hospital bed before driving a syringe of labor-inducing drugs into her stomach.

She was seven months pregnant with what would have been her second boy. The drugs caused her to have a stillborn baby after 35 hours of excruciating pain. She was forced to have the abortion by officials in China’s southern province of Hunan in the name of complying with national limits on family size.

“It was the pain of my lifetime, worse than the pain of delivering a child. You cannot describe it,” Gong, 25, said in a recent interview in Beijing. “And it has become a mental pain. I feel like a walking corpse.”

Since the abortion more than two years ago, Gong has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. She traveled with her husband to the capital to demand help paying for her treatment, but she ended up being hauled away in her pajamas by police, a detention recorded on video by the AP.

Forced abortions are considered an acceptable way of enforcing China’s population limits, but they are banned when the woman is more than five months pregnant. Yet no one has been held accountable for Gong’s late-term abortion, and other women in similar cases also struggle to get justice and compensation.

Observers believe forced late-term abortions are on the decline, though reports continue to surface. A British broadcaster reported one in the eastern province of Shandong in September.

Although China in November announced an easing of its “one-child” policy to allow more couples to have a second child, the overall system remains in place and local governments are still required to keep to population quotas. The new policy would not have applied to Gong because it allows couples to have a second child only if both the mother and father have no siblings.

“The system has not changed at all,” said Liang Zhongtang, a demographer at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. “It still forbids you from having more children than permitted by the government, so the game — and forced later-term abortions — are unavoidable if you want to have children the government does not allow.”

China’s government bans abuses by local enforcers, but nevertheless requires them to successfully carry out family-planning policies. A pregnancy could be several months along by the time they hear about it, or it could become late-term while officials attempt to negotiate a settlement — probably a hefty fine — with the parents.

“The problem arises when the enforcers are serious about implementing the policy. If the enforcers are not brutal, the policy cannot be enforced,” Liang said. “So, who in the government can be the arbiter of justice in such cases?”

Beijing introduced measures around 1980 to restrict family sizes, limiting most urban couples to one child and rural families to two if the first-born is a girl. Forced abortions and sterilizations became prevalent.

An outcry over forced late-term abortions peaked in June 2012 when family of Feng Jianmei in the northwestern province of Shaanxi revealed her forcibly aborted 7-month fetus on the Internet, drawing widespread fury, attracting international media and prompting the top family planning official to reiterate the state stance against such misconduct.

Several officials in Feng’s township were fired or admonished, and the local government paid her family more than 70,000 yuan ($11,400). Yet even in this rare victory, no one was criminally prosecuted and the payout was called assistance, not compensation.

Beijing-based artist Wang Peng collected what he said were four late-term fetuses clandestinely recovered from forced abortions in Beijing in 2013 and used them for a graphic art installation in the capital. The exhibit is closed to the public and Wang keeps its location secret; he said about 100 people have viewed his work by private invitation.

“It has violated a woman’s birthright, bestowed to her by the nature,” Wang said of the policy-driven abortions. “And it does not respect life.”

Any reliable tally of such cases is impossible. Victims can be silenced by local authorities with threats or money, and may be unaware that such conduct is forbidden.

“They won’t say anything unless they cannot endure the pains anymore and must seek assistance,” said Yang Zhizhu, a Beijing professor and advocate for birthing rights.

Gong’s husband, Wu Yongyuan, said he did not worry too much when he first learned she was pregnant for a second time. Some families in his village have two or even three children. But when local family planning officials caught wind of her pregnancy, she was taken away.

Wu said his wife was different after the abortion. She easily burst into tears, picked fights with him, punched at him and their son and refused contact with others. In May 2013, about 18 months after the abortion, a doctor diagnosed her with schizophrenia, he said.

Believing the abortion triggered his wife’s mental disorder, Wu sought compensation from local authorities to pay for his wife’s treatment. But family planning officials in their home city of Lianyuan produced a medical report that said her physiological traits could be responsible for her illness rather than the abortion.

Last month, Wu brought his wife to Beijing to petition higher officials.

“We demand those involved in the case be punished, and we want an open apology and justice,” he wrote in a copy of the petition. “And we demand compensation for the losses inflicted upon us physically and mentally.”

On Monday afternoon, Wu and Gong — clad in a padded pink pajama set — were chased out of a tiny rental room by their landlord into Beijing’s wintry coldness after a reporter showed up. Soon, policemen arrived and took the couple away in a van.

A few hours later, Wu sent a text to a reporter. “We probably will be sent home,” he wrote, “The party chief of our township called us, asking us to go home for negotiations.”


Video: Revolting child abuse and the making of a thug

Oil & Gas Boom 2014: A Great Time To Be A Texan

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), in the year preceding last September, Texas oil production surpassed that of oil-producing giants like Brazil, Venezuela, Nigeria, Mexico and Kuwait to move into the hypothetical Top Ten oil producing nations on earth.  During September, Texas’ oil output was measured by IEA at 2.7 million barrels per day.  This represents a doubling of the state’s daily oil output in just 29 months.  Not since the early years of the 20th century has the state seen such a rapid rise in its oil output, and that steep incline shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.

Jewish Defence League of Canada: Open Letter To Hon. Jason Kenney

The Jewish Defence League of Canada has provided the Federal Government for many years with information about many groups in Canada that support Terrorist groups. On December 23rd, the Federal Court upheld the government’s decision to deny funding to the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF). In his ruling, Justice Russel Zinn stated that “statements and actions…reasonably lead one to the view that CAF appears to support organizations that Canada has declared to be terrorist organizations and which are arguably anti-Semitic.”

Some of the evidence provided stated “The CAF’s vice-president Ali Mullah also attended a conference in Cairo where Hamas and Hezbollah delegates were present”. The Jewish Defence League of Canada would like to make it clear that this conference was sponsored by the Muslim Brotherhood as reported in May 8, 2007:

“According to conference literature, the main purpose of the gathering, sponsored by the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian opposition parties, was to forge “an international alliance against imperialism and Zionism.”

The Government of Egypt recently listed the Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Group. The Jewish Defence League of Canada calls on the Government of Canada to also include the Muslim Brotherhood to its list of banned terror groups.

Thank you,

Meir Weinstein
National Director, Jewish Defence League of Canada


In pictures: Niagara Falls freeze over

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Federal Court: Yeah, the Canadian Arab Federation is a Jew hatin’, terrorist lovin’ org

SWEET UPDATE: The haters have to pay the government’s court costs!

A Federal Court judge has ruled that former immigration minister Jason Kenney acted reasonably when he cut federal funding to the Canadian Arab Federation because it appeared to support the actions of terrorist organizations.

Justice Russel Zinn dismissed the CAF’s challenge of Kenney’s decision to not provide funding to the group for a language instruction program in 2009-2010.

The decision is a “vindication of common sense”, says Kenney, who is now minister of employment and social development as well as minister of multiculturalism.

You know what’s definitely NOT anti-semitic? When someone yells “let’s burn the Jew” and then sets a kid’s hair on fire

Setting Jewish Girl’s Hair on Fire Not Anti-Semitic, Canada Judge Rules

High School ‘Bully’ Gets 75 Hours Community Service

A classmate setting a Jewish girl’s hair on fire was not an act of anti-Semitism, a Canadian court ruled.

In a Jan. 2 decision, the judge in Winnipeg agreed with prosecutors that the assailant had been a “jerk and bully” but said the “totally vulgar and inappropriate” incident in November 2011 was impulsive, unplanned and not racially motivated, the Winnipeg Free Press reported.

The girl’s attacker, now 17, pleaded guilty to charges of assault with a weapon stemming from the incident at the Winnipeg high school he formerly attended.

The judge agreed to a joint submission requiring the attacker to receive counseling, write a letter of apology and perform 75 hours of community service work.

“You are fortunate,” the judge told the defendant. “I hope you take advantage of counseling.”

The defense said it was not the offender’s specific intention to burn the girl’s hair and he did not pick on the classmate because she was Jewish. It noted that a therapist who made a court-ordered psychological evaluation of the defendant said the offense “was an impulsive teenage action.”

According to prosecutors, the teen approached the then 15-year-old victim, pulled out a lighter and started flicking it near her head, saying “let’s burn the Jew.” A portion of the girl’s hair caught fire and was singed.

The girl did not suffer lasting physical injuries but, according to her victim impact statement, the incident ”changed her world upside down.” She spent time in therapy to deal with the resulting fear and anger.


Egypt bars Canadian Shi’ites from entering

Egypt stopped 61 Canadian Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims from entering the country and decided to hold them at Cairo airport until their onward flight, security officials said on Sunday.

The Canadians landed in Egypt from Iraq to complete a pilgrimage to Shi’ite sites in the region, but were kept out on the orders of security authorities, said airport security officials who gave no further explanation. Canadians are usually allowed into Egypt with a visa bought upon arrival.

Leftist Jew-Hatred: From Marx to Dieudonne

British newspapers recently featured the case of a Premier League footballer, Nicolas Anelka (his Muslim name is Abdul-Salam Bilal), who gave a “reverse Nazi salute” after scoring a goal a week or so ago. The quenelle, as the salute is called, was invented by the French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala (Anelka’s friend). It’s claimed by some of its defenders — though not all — to be neither a sign for Jew-hatred nor one of support for National Socialism (Nazism). Instead they say it’s an “anti-Zionist salute”. Others say it’s an “anti-establishment gesture.”

The thing is, even if the salute is an “anti-establishment gesture”, that is primarily so because that very same (French) “establishment” has prosecuted Dieudonne no less than eight times for his remarks about Jews. So this is equivalent, surely, to a paedophile claiming to be “anti-establishment” because he doesn’t like the fact that he has been arrested for his pedophile activities.

Dieudonne started out as Leftist “anti-Zionist”; not as a right-wing Jew-hater. He’s now classed, at least by some, as a right-wing anti-Zionist as well as a Jew-hater. All this simply begs the following question: Are there any real or genuine differences — at least in the Dieudonne’s case — between anti-Zionism and anti-Jewism?

Yes, yes! I’m perfectly aware that the terms “anti-Zionism” and “anti-Semitism” are not synonymous (semantically speaking); it’s just that I could easily argue that, say, 95% or more of all anti-Zionists are also Jew-haters. That’s the brutally simple political — not semantic — point that many defenders of “anti-Zionists” like Dieudonne fail to register. (Or they pretend not to register.)