http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/05/16/the-shavuot-holiday-in-israel-joy-in-the-law-joy-in-the-land/?print=1 The holiday of Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, falls this year on Wednesday in Israel and on Wednesday and Thursday in the Diaspora. It falls every year exactly seven weeks after Passover. The latter holiday celebrates the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt; Shavuot (which means “weeks”) celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount [...]
The IRS, AP and Benghazi scandals were all about making Obama look better. Now they’ll drag down the Democrats for years to come
The Obama administration’s sudden plunge into scandal territory has two aspects — the actual and the political.
The first, and most important, has to do with what actually happened. Why did the administration promulgate a false account of the terror attack on Benghazi? Why did the Internal Revenue Service target conservative groups for special scrutiny? Why did the Justice Department act in an unprecedented fashion toward The Associated Press for publishing details of a foiled terror plot the White House was planning to discuss openly the next day?
Illustration by Leah Tiscione
It is inevitable we will find all of this out. On Banghazi, for example, the White House was forced to release 100 pages of e-mails on Benghazi but seems to have left out hundreds more; it will be unable to shield them forever.
CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson released a highly revealing story on Friday in which administration officials said they regretted not sending a terrorism-response team to Benghazi and regretted not having convened their panel of high-level terrorism advisers afterward. One official told Attkisson, “We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348552/islamist-war-women-lee-habeeb The facts just keep coming out of Ohio. It is hard to comprehend what they went through, those young women. What they felt while trapped by a monster through those lost years of their early adulthood is almost impossible to fathom. How did they cope? How did they get through each day? A close [...]
http://pjmedia.com/blog/islam-vs-islamism-a-case-for-wishful-thinkers/?print=1 “Our killer question is ‘How do you propose to defeat Islamism?’ Those who make all Islam their enemy not only succumb to a simplistic and essentialist illusion but they lack any mechanism to defeat it.” This is what historian and Middle East analyst Daniel Pipes asks  in his recent Washington Times article. To support [...]
http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/of-course-iran-is-chairing-the-un-disarmament-conference/ In the parade of United Nations absurdities, here comes Iran’s four-week presidency of the UN Conference on Disarmament — an arrangement that the U.S. Mission to the UN has described as “unfortunate and inappropriate,” and Hillel Neuer of UN Watch has more accurately compared to “putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s [...]
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/hope_and_fear_obama_into_2014.html In the days before the 1905 Russian Revolution, there was great discontent with the Tsar’s dictatorship. The revolution was a “wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included terrorism, worker strikes, peasant [...]
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/05/israel_triumph_of_resilience.html Israel, having attained its 65th anniversary, resists easy definition. Sixty-five years ago, on May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion, its first prime minister, declared independence, to which American and Soviet recognition was forthcoming the next day, following the expiration of British rule. Any reckoning on Israel, its successes and failures, is also [...]
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ The American Dream does not actually require a red, white and blue flag or a dream. What it requires is a willingness to accept messiness. Messiness is another word for chaos. And no one likes chaos. Chaos means that in the richest country in the world some people will be illiterate, others will be [...]
Three high level Muslim Brotherhood operatives will be teaching a 6-week course titled “Muslim World Affairs” at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Collectively, they are members of two Muslim Brotherhood organizations – IIIT and ISNA – named as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the Holy Land Foundation – Hamas funding trial, the largest terrorist funding trial in U.S. history.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is a Saudi-Wahhabi organization that promotes Islam and shariah. It receives most of its funding from an organization that finances Al Qaeda (SAAR or SAFA Trust). IIIT and ISNA are listed in the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for America (The Explanatory Memorandum for the General Strategic Goals for the Group in North America written in 1987) as organizations that share the common goal of “eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within” in order to make Islam “victorious over all other religions.”
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which finances terrorism, is the largest Islamic organization in North America and is charged with enforcing strict Wahhabism in America’s mosques. (A 2005 Freedom House study found that over 80% of America’s mosque taught Saudi Wahhabist hate ideology).
The U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and the U.S. mililtary work closely with ISNA, which was one of 57 organizations that demanded that ALL federal government training materials deemed biased against Islam be purged and a mandatory re-training program for FBI agents, U.S. Army officers and all federal, state and local law enforcement be instituted. The “purge” was completed in six weeks and the retraining has begun.
Janet Levy,Los Angeles
US Naval Academy Instructor teaching on behalf of US Muslim Brotherhood
Every day brings new confirmation of how compromised the U.S. government, military, and intelligence apparatus really is. After the Obama Administration purged counterterror training materials of all truth about Islam and jihad, this is what they replaced it with.
“FEATURED STORY: US Naval Academy Instructor Teaching On Behalf Of US Muslim Brotherhood,” from the  Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch, May 14 (thanks to Jeff):
According to promotional material, United States Naval Academy professor is teaching on behalf of the  International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a part of the US Muslim Brotherhood and where global Brotherhood leader  Youssef Qaradawi reportedly serves as a  trustee. IIIT recently announced its Summer Students Program for 2013 to be held from May 26 – July 3. According to the IIIT  announcement, one of the instructors for the program will be Professor Ermin Sinanovic, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland who will be teaching the following course titled “Muslim World Affairs:”
This course is meant to provide students who had little or no background on the Muslim world with a basic understanding of its contemporary history, its geopolitics, its diverse cultures, languages and ethnic groups. Also, the course introduces the key issues and developments that framed the relationship between the world of Islam and the West, such as the colonial encounter, the capitalist expansion of the West, the emergence of the nation-state and its institutions, the discovery of oil in the Middle East and its implications, the communication revolution and contemporary globalization and their impact on cultures, values and life styles; and finally the US foreign policy towards the Muslim world and its implications. This course will be covered in twelve hours. Instructor: Professor Ermin Sinanovic, US Naval Academy, Maryland.
According to his bio, Ermin Sinanovic is:
…an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. He studied for an MA and a PhD in Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Prof. Sinanovic obtained two BAs (one in Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, the other in Political Science) and an MA (Islamic Civilization) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. His research interests include transnational Islamic revival, Southeast Asian politics, Islamic movements, Middle East politics, Islamic political thought, and Islam and politics in general. At the Naval Academy, Prof. Sinanovic teaches courses on Southeast Asian politics, Middle East politics, and Islam and politics. He speaks Bosnian, English, Arabic, and Malay…
The unsung British hero with his own Schindler’s List
Nicholas Winton rescued hundreds of young Jews from the Nazis and is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. We meet some of the children he saved
The birthday party will be modest and understated, in keeping with the man. Sir Nicholas Winton is 104 tomorrow and naturally some of his children will be there to wish him well. Not only his blood offspring but those known as Winton’s Children – the ones he saved from near-certain death three-quarters of a century ago.
Nicholas – Nicky – Winton hates to be thought of as a hero, hates being compared with Oskar Schindler or Raoul Wallenberg, but he nevertheless deserves to be mentioned in the same breath.
In January 1939, the 30-year-old stockbroker from Hampstead abandoned a planned holiday to answer a call for help from a friend in Czechoslovakia engaged in saving Jews from the Nazis. For three weeks Winton worked in Prague, helping to prepare children for evacuation to Britain before returning to London to organise their resettlement.
Between March 1939, when Hitler invaded that part of Czechoslovakia not already ceded to Germany under the Munich Agreement, and the following August, he and a group of British humanitarians saved 669 children, mostly Jewish, from the extermination camps. Winton secured travel permits and foster homes, and obtained passage on trains taking unaccompanied minors through the heart of the Third Reich to salvation. Their parents, however, were left behind, the British government decreeing that only child refugees were to be permitted entry.