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March 2012




Adrienne Rich, who called for compulsory lesbianism for women and the destruction of Israel, has expanded her boycott of the Jewish State beyond the Jews and into oxygen, which she believed was tainted by Zionism and Heterosexuality.

Rich’s courageous commitment to refusing to breathe has been praised by BDS activists who have rallied to her in the wake of the Battle of the Park Slope Coop defeat. While Rich’s decision to boycott Zionist and Heteronormative American Imperial oxygen has led to her passing from this plane to a wondrous realm of Muslim lesbians, thus preventing her from participating in the next Gaza flotilla, she has been praised for remaining true to her principles of hating Jews, men, women and koala bears.

Adrienne Rich leaves behind a final poem summing up her existence.
Damn (2012)
They’re everywhere
Like Zionism hives hatching
Patriarchal somo-dominance of integrity
Birds shriek into a hurricane
Lesbian Palestine I embrace you
Truth is dangling from
Renounce Amerikkkan-Oxygen for
“I’m deeply concerned about the possibility of an escalation of tensions and the occurrence of more confrontations and demonstrations [in Egypt],” said McCain. “However, the more important question is whether the Muslim Brotherhood will adopt a moderate approach, or if some of its extremist members will be directing the constitution-drafting process and the [presidential] elections.”

I certainly hope none of those “extremist” members of the Brotherhood will try to make the Constitution go Islamist.


Betrayal Glorified: The Bizarre Jewish Movement to Destroy Israel by Pretending to Save It URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/03/30/betrayal-glorified/ I can only laugh at the idea of dilettante Peter Beinart and J Street as leader of the anti-Israel (oops, I meant save-Israel-from-itself) movement. After all, imagine people parading as self-defined heroes while peddling ideas that have […]


http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ RESISTANCE The media is angry. It gets angry whenever it encounters resistance to its narrative. That’s what happened with the Trayvon Martin case and Obamacare.When the media encounters resistance, it runs through its stages 1. Denial – No one but a few loons reject the narrative 2. Anger – How dare they reject the […]



On page 330 of the 2002 book Islam and Dhimmitude, the great historian Bat Ye’or writes:

“It was in the early 1970s, with the outbreak of Arab Palestinian terrorism worldwide that dhimmitude erupted on European soil through violence and death deliberately inflicted on one category: the Jews, who were singled out as in the Nazi period by their religion. Security precutions and instructions posted on synagogues and Jewish community buildings implied that being Jewish and practicing the Jewish religion in Europe might again incur the risk of death, and that the freedom of religion and freedom of thought had been restricted.”

For me, reading this was an epiphany. Let me borrow from my book to explain:

So that’s how it started. When I first read that passage a few months after 9/11, something clicked. I remembered a visit to Brussels in December 1990, during which I saw armed guards posted outside a city synagogue. Such security precautions in Europe, as Bat Ye’or writes, were by then routine, but it was the first time I had witnessed them. And it was only after 9/11 that I realized what they really meant: It wasn’t that government authorities were preparing to target a specific, limited threat of violence to battle and eliminate it; on the contrary, the authorities were responding to an ongoing threat that reflected the permanent fact that Jewish citizens in Belgium (and elsewhere) were no longer able to exercise their religion freely. And why weren’t they able to exercise their religion freely? As in the 1970s, the reason in 1990 was Arab Palestinian terrorists. In retrospect — namely, post- 9/11 — it seems odd that these terrorists have always been called “Arab terrorists,” or “Arab Palestinian terrorists,” and have never been labeled according to the animating inspiration of their religion as “Muslim” terrorists. Such coyness has buried a relevant part of the story: the Islamic context. Just as a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, it was Muslim terrorism that had come to Europe, and, as a result, Jews were worshipping, if they dared, at their own fearsome risk.



Into the Fray: When somebody says they want to kill you, you should believe them.

“There is nothing enlightened or democratic about support for a two-state solution. It will save neither the Zionist dream nor Israeli democracy. Quite the contrary, it will consign both to oblivion. Only political naiveté or social narcissism can account for further support for this failed concept. It is the hallmark not of the erudite, informed liberal but of either abject ignorance about prevailing realities or ignominious pandering to political faddism.”

Goals: Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence. Method: Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic… in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished…. Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine.
– Fatah Constitution

Israel will exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it…. Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement…. The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight [kill] the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.
– Hamas Charter

When somebody says they want to kill you, you should believe them.
– A Holocaust survivor

In his endeavor to rebut my recent column “Disputing Dershowitz,” Alan Dershowitz displays a regrettable tendency to embrace the self-contradictory and the disingenuous, rather than concede error. Disappointing Dershowitz

His “The Case Against the Left and Right One- State Solution” (Huffington Post, 21/3/2012) is a disappointing mixture of ad hominem jibes, highly selective – and questionable – statistics, “straw-man” tactics, and misrepresentation of the issues raised and the arguments articulated in my article.

The notion of the feasibility of a two-state resolution to the conflict with the Palestinian Arabs is not only demonstrably one of the most devastatingly dangerous threats to the physical existence of the Jewish state, but also to its democratic character and international legitimacy – however counter-intuitive that may appear initially to some.

Accordingly, I feel duty-bound to devote my coming columns to a comprehensive and categorical repudiation of any claims – empirical and conceptual – to the contrary.

In this article, I will present a general overview of the fallacious underpinnings of the two-state approach, deferring a detailed refutation of the flawed arguments, offensive incriminations and misplaced hysterics aired by its proponents for next week.

Which part of ‘Itbach al-Yahud’ don’t they get?

Strange isn’t it? When threats of murderous intent emanate from Tehran, you can take them seriously – even express concern at to their gravity – without being “excommunicated” from polite mainstream company. But dare to suggest that the murderous intent expressed by the Palestinians – indeed, the proven murderous deeds perpetrated by them – should be taken seriously, and may actually have practical policy implications, you are instantly dismissed as an “extremist naysayer” or “religious radical.”

DAN MARGALIT:With targeted media leaks, the US takes aim at Israel


What reasonable interest does someone in the Pentagon have in hardening the Iranian pharaoh’s heart on the eve of Passover, and indicating to him that he has nothing to fear? This borders on insanity.
Is President Barack Obama bent on preventing unilateral Israeli action against Iran?

At the height of the U.S.-Israel honeymoon, officials in Washington embarked on a puzzling and stinging diplomatic maneuver against Israel over the latter’s purported plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program. These were not verbal single shots, but rather a sustained attack using machine-gun bursts and cluster bombs.

First, there were claims that an Israeli attack on Iran would delay production of a nuclear bomb by only half a year, and would result in the deaths of 200 Americans. Not that the number is insignificant, but how many Americans have died in hopeless U.S. military initiatives that were doomed to failure from the get-go in the past few years?


Few compare to The Jerusalem Post’s Sarah Honig in terms of her keen analyses of the Middle East. Yes, there are some…but Sarah truly is one of the best out there right now. Something about that name, perhaps…???
In one of her latest, Another Tack: Batman and the Iron Dome http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?ID=264041&R=R1, she points out the futility and extreme expense of fighting–but not to win.
That, in turn, brought back memories of my own frustration with such policies over the years. Given that the region is still business as usual, I’ve decided to share those thoughts from a decade ago (and now also a chapter in my book http://q4j-middle-east.com) with hopefully a new crop of readers. Let’s get started…
A family asleep in their own home gets decimated. Among the massacred, the 3-month old infant gets decapitated and her parents’ and two young siblings’ throats are slashed.

A young father and his infant son are killed while driving in their car, people are murdered on a bus, schools and homes are blasted by rockets, mortars, and missiles, and so forth.

Once again, after allegedly intelligent Jews traded over a thousand Arabs for one kidnapped soldier, Israel is bombarded daily with increasingly more powerful and longer distance weaponry. Many of the released Arab prisoners had blood on their hands and should have never been taken alive in the first place given the history of blackmail tied to such experiences. Even more recently, Israel was pounded by hundreds of Arab missiles in just a few days. The UN and the rest of the world did what they usually do–wag their fingers at the Arabs and then quickly lecture Jews to show restraint.



He has different views than most of the national Muslim advocacy groups featured in the media, and for that, Islamist groups have worked to keep Zuhdi Jasser from gaining traction in the national debate over religion and extremism.

He has been smeared as an Uncle Tom, a clown and even a “sock puppet” for anti-Muslim forces. So when it was announced Monday that Jasser had been appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Islamists frothed with hyperbolic excess.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called the appointment “farcical” and urged supporters to sign a petition protesting the move. An “action alert” mailed to its listserv also steered supporters to the petition, “calling on community members and people of conscience to sign a petition for” Jasser’s ouster.


Is the Obama administration using either leaks or black propaganda to sabotage Israel’s defence against the threat of genocide? America’s former ambassador to the UN John Bolton certainly thinks so – and he is not a man given to rash speculation.

An article on the website of Foreign Policy magazine last Wednesday, written by former unofficial Yasser Arafat adviser and established Israel-basher Mark Perry, quoted four unnamed ‘senior diplomats’ and ‘intelligence officers’ saying that Israel had been granted access to air bases in Azerbaijan on Iran’s northern border. The article suggested that this meant Israel planned to use Azerbaijan either for a strike at Iran or for other support for such an attack.

An Azeri official has subsequently said the claim that Azerbaijan has granted Israel access to its air bases for an attack is ‘absurd and groundless’. That denial, however, is clearly limited. And several observers have concluded that whether this is a genuine leak or disinformation, the story is an attempt to harm Israel by its principal western ally. Indeed, assuming it is not a total fabrication but is based on actual briefings, it is hard to conclude anything else.



Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy. By Ibn Warraq. New York: Encounter Books, 2011. 286 pp. $23.95.

The pseudonymous ex-Muslim Warraq has turned his broad intellect and articulate writing to a defense of the Western civilization so wholeheartedly embraced by this British-educated, South Asian-American immigrant. Warraq begins his analysis with an admiring discussion of his adopted home New York City, a “concrete definition of Western civilization” with its millions of heterogeneous citizens flourishing in a mutually enriching, efficient cosmopolitan metropolis. Warraq then examines the superiority of Gotham’s underlying Western ideals and institutions with respect to other cultures, and particularly to Islam.