Why? In the days since 27 innocents, most of them children, were murdered in a Sandy Hook school, all have been asking that question, trying to make sense of an ultimately senseless act. Simpler minds inisted that anyone who has ever argued in favor of anything but the absolute abolition of firearms was complicit in the murder of innocent children, while more astute thinkers tried to look past their indignation and heartbreak in search of sensible policy alternatives. Not surprisingly, they often ended up looking to Israel, a nation, went the argument, whose citizens are heavily armed yet rarely use their guns to shoot each other. This, more than one report noted, was due largely to Israel’s surprisingly strict gun-control legislation: Assault rifles are banned, registration is necessary, and a whole system of checks and requirements is in place to keep weapons out of the wrong hands. A popular statistic spread like wildfire on Facebook and Twitter: Only 58 Israelis were killed by guns last year, compared with 10,728 Americans.
It’s a compelling story. It’s also wrong: There’s much that we can learn from Israel when it comes to firearms, but it’s the state’s gun culture, not its gun laws, that keeps its citizens safe.
Religion of Peace proponents racked up 907 dead bodies and 1,866 injuries in 218 attacks during “Islamophobia Awareness Month”. from thereligionofpeace.com
I hunted far and wide if I could find a single incident of anti-Muslim murder or violent assault- not just in Britain but anywhere, for Islamophobia Awareness Month. There were scores of violent attacks against Muslims- by Muslims, along with 0ver 5000 a day, for example, little Muslim girls castrated, also by Muslims.
Islamophobia is an invented prejudice. There is a reason why an uprising of bloggers, journalists, thinkers, spiritual leaders, philosophers, and more constantly discuss Islam and not the evils of Hinduism or Mormonism or whatever. Some of the very conservative Christian critics may even think these Hindus and Mormons are going to hell. But they don’t write much about them because they are not causing any trouble. Yes, every group of people has some bad seeds. But some cultures foster more bad seeds than others. When you have a prophet that supports child marriage and female castration and killing infidels point blank, then it’s no surprise to get criminals who uphold these things as rights. I have zero phobia of all Muslims who recant these ideals. Rather, I support them wholly- even though I think Islam is a poor choice of religion, I understand that one’s culture and faith is important. And any Muslims working to bring Islam into the 21st century I support. I have no phobia against innocent Muslims who have not committed atrocities or support atrocities.
If “antisemitic” literature were directed at real crimes committed by Jews- there are some, I know, it’s hard to believe but it happens- instead of imaginary ones like gobbling children and desecrating Muslim graves, then that would be criticism, not antisemitism. Even someone I see as extreme like Pamela Geller I will uphold as courageous. She could have a little more tact in my mind but what she is doing is far superior to doing nothing, and why it is that Geller upsets so many leftists who are never upset by imams calling for sharia law or hanging homosexuals, I don’t get.
This is from Noam Chomsky’s book, Chronicles of Dissent.
“Most of the Arab world has been quite willing to reach an accommodation with Israel???????????”
Really? How can someone who writes this crap be respected as an intellectual and thinker? The historical record shows unequivocally the opposite, the constant starting of wars and refusal of peace attempts.
I also have news for you, Chomsky, the PLO was a metastasizing cancer although I’ll have to take your word for it that the Israelis said so. Arafat was one of the most corrupt and despicable leaders anywhere. If someone slaughtered a bunch of your friends at the Olympics, tortured them like dogs, castrated- it would be okay for you to call that gang a cancer. That’s not “liberation” and it’s targeting civilians – in A DIFFERENT COUNTRY- who have nothing to do with the war. But you know this. Because you’re not stupid. Which makes you a greasy antisemite and a corrupt, despicable and evil person. More evil than the Muslims who have been brought up to hate Jews who don’t know any better.
But what really made me laugh is “I’m not familiar with those because they’re mostly fabricated.” Yeah, we’re making it up when we quote directly.
I know, I know, it’s hard to google because when you google jews and cancer you get so many damn articles about the Jews breakthroughs in cancer treatment than benefits humanity and it makes it hard to find the countless references of terrorists talking about Jews being cancer, you know, the ones I made up
Israel is a “cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut”. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 3, 2011 Sheikh Ishaq Feleifel teaches religion:
“The old-new despicable plot: The struggle between truth and falsehood is as ancient as life upon this earth… yet the mighty Islam, from the breaking of its dawn and the spreading of its light up until our time, has been targeted by its enemies, who do not agree on anything as they agree on cultivating evil against Islam and uprooting Muslims. The challenge still exists; moreover, the enemies have announced in a clear and provocative manner their despicable and terrible plot. Sixty-three years ago, the Israeli Prime Minister, Ben Gurion, stood at the UN after the entire world granted recognition to the malignant cancerous growth known as the State of Israel… The Prime Minister of this destructive cancerous growth stood up to declare the religion of the Jews in Palestine to the entire world. I hope that the [Islamic] nation will study this faith in order to know with certainty that the Jews talk, in conferences and in negotiations, only through their distorted, corrupted, falsified religion which they have adopted, which they glorify and honor, and they are lying when they deny the owner of the right the right… And the conflict between us and the Jews is not a conflict about land and borders, but rather a conflict about faith and existence.”
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), Apr. 18, 2010 “The struggle between Palestinians and Israelis has taken on a new dimension. After the spread of the Israeli cancer in the body of the city (i.e. Jews living in Jerusalem) the [Arab] inhabitants of Jerusalem see their enemy in front of their eyes.”
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Apr. 3, 2009 Ziad Abu Alhaj, PA cleric:
“The Jews today are leading the all-encompassing war against Muslims… We, the Muslims, know the nature of Jews the best, because the Holy Quran taught us… it is a cancer that wants to rule the world… Perhaps their famous book, which they deny [its authenticity] – known as The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but we call it, “The Protocols of the imbeciles of Zion” – in this book, my brothers, the Jews set down their plan to besiege the entire world… The time will come, by Allah’s will, when their property will be destroyed and their children will be exterminated, and no Jew or Zionist will be left on the face of this earth.”
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), June 5, 2008 History professor, Adnan Ayash:
“There are diseases like smallpox, that can be eradicated, but the disease that was inflicted on the Palestinian people and the Arab nation in general, that’s the Jewish disease, the Zionist disease, a cancerous disease, that started with occupying and taking over lands in 1904… Those (Jews) from 1904 to 1947 reached 605.000. That’s the cancer that spreads over the lands.”
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), Apr. 20, 2007 Ahmad Bahar, Acting Chairman of Parliament (Hamas):
“This is Islam, that was ahead of its time with regards to human rights in the treatment of prisoners, but our people was afflicted by the cancerous lump, that is the Jews, in the heart of the Arab nation.”
Source: Palestinian TV (Fatah), June 23, 2002 On a Palestinian children’s TV show:
“Regarding the problem of the Jewish presence, you’d agree that the Jewish presence in the land of Palestine was nothing but the liberation of all the countries of the world from the source of evil. That evil which is found in the Jews has become a germ among us, which is a cancer that buried us and is still burying, and we are the ones who suffer from this cancer.”
From The National Post:
It’s a rhetorical question that’s been asked many times before. But given Wednesday’s events in Gaza, it’s worth asking again: Can anyone name a country on the face of the planet that would regard recurrent rocket attacks on its territory as anything but an act of war? And since the obvious answer is no, why should Israel not be expected to fight back when Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups seek to murder Israelis in this fashion?
Israel has endured thousands of unprovoked missile attacks since moving its troops and citizens out of Gaza in 2005, with the volleys typically coming in short bursts, followed by reprisals, informal truces, and several months of relative calm — at which point the cycle starts over again.
The latest spasm began on Saturday, when terrorists fired a missile at an Israeli vehicle. Since then, more than 100 rockets have been fired into Israel, which has responded with air force attacks against launch sites and other targets. Then on Wednesday, Israel upped the ante in a spectacularly surgical way, killing Hamas’ head of military operations, Ahmed Jabari, with an air strike. And Israeli rhetoric suggests that the attack may be just the opening blow in a larger campaign, which might include ground operations. “The first aim of this operation is to bring back quiet to southern Israel,” said Israeli military spokesman Yoav Mordechai. “The second target is to strike at terror organizations.”
Another outstanding work by Joniversity, entertaining and revealing of the antisemitism and misinformation campaign of Cenk Uygur.
“Is it racist to criticize the Palestinians as the world’s most tiresome crybabies?”
Pat Condell never minces words. An atheist, he always held Judaism in equal disdain to other religions, but has done a 360 on his views about the Middle East- BECAUSE HE WAS OPEN TO THE FACTS. Now he speaks flippantly and never bows to politically correct fashion. And he tells it like it is.