The Meaning of Jewish Identity — on The Glazov Gang

This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Aaron Shuster (Writer/Producer), Ari David (Host, The Ari David Show Podcast) and Barak Lurie (Host, Barak Lurie Show).

The guests gathered to discuss The Meaning of Jewish Identity, reflecting on what it means to be Jewish. The dialogue occurred within the context of a focus on The Psychology of Left-Wing Jews.

Uproar as Mayor Rudy Takes On Obama and Megyn Kelly: Jack Engelhard

Rudy got it right.The man who should be our president said something provocative about the man who is our president.

Rudy Giuliani said he does not believe that Obama loves America.

He has never been shy about speaking his mind, this man who saved New York City while he was mayor from 1994 to 2001.

You will recall that after the 9/11 attacks, 3,000 dead at the hands of mostly Saudi Islamist terrorists, Mayor Rudy turned down a $10 million pledge from Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The check, to help the town recover, came with a price too high for Mayor Rudy.

Talal suggested that American support for Israel made those terrorists do what they did. Rudy declined the money and the lecture.


When Giuliani said Obama doesn’t love America the way we do and wasn’t raised to love it, he was only saying what we were thinking. That lesson in picking political fights needs to be learned by the Republican presidential candidates.

When former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani said he “does not believe the president loves America,” he taught all the Republican presidential contenders a powerful political lesson in style and substance.

Speaking at a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker – a likely contender – Giuliani also said, “(Obama) doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

When asked by Fox News’ Megan Kelly if he wanted to apologize, Giuliani doubled down. He said he wanted to repeat the remark and added, “The reality is, from all that I can see of this president, all that I’ve heard of him, he apologizes for America, he criticizes America. … This is an American president I’ve never seen before.”

Obama’s Finger By Jeff Lipkes

The hand sign that the President appeared to be flashing at the African Leaders’ Conference in August, described by F. W. Burleigh on these pages last week, is not merely a Muslim gang sign. It has long and venerable history.

As Burleigh notes, it represents the Shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith: there is no god but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.

Here’s a Barbary pirate making the sign. Note the galley in the background.

The Barbary (from Berber) pirates captured and enslaved at least 1.25 million Europeans from the 16th to the 19th century, according to the Ohio State professor Robert Davis. Davis’s figures don’t include the pirate port and slave entrepôt of Salé, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, nor do they include the 2 to 3 million Slavs captured by Tatar and Turkish raiders. In addition to Europeans, around 16-18 million Africans and unknown millions of Cirassians, Syrians, Armenians, and Hindus were enslaved by Muslims. American sailors were also victims of the Barbary pirates, and it took two wars (both declared by Muslim pashas) before attacks on U.S. shipping ended.

The Administration’s Adolescent Rants about ISIS : Victor Davis Hanson

It is disheartening to listen to Obama and his administration voices childishly reiterating that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam because it does not represent the majority of Muslims or what Westerners perceive as normative values distilled from the Koran. No radical ideology, religious or otherwise, starts out coherently, much less representing the majority; but it eventually can if appeased and left unchallenged.
Does Obama think that National Socialism could never have represented the Germany of Goethe and Schiller just because it only appealed to a minority of Germans in the 1932 election or was clearly a perversion of traditional German values? All that was true, but irrelevant two years later when Germans who once laughed at the barbarity of National Socialism suddenly were willing to look the other way at its thuggery, killings, and ethnic cleansing in exchange for the sense of pride it lent a public that felt itself victimized. Western European observers of the 1930s who were worried at what was going on in Germany did not, like our president, insist that National Socialism had nothing to with socialism or Germany, but rather feared that it might exploit both and end up not just representing Germany, but enthusiastically embraced by a majority of Germans.

Does Obama Love America or Islam? By Daniel Greenfield

Walk into a store and you’ll see piles of red and pink in the Clearance box. Everything from heart-shaped cards and boxes of chocolate candy to plastic flowers and teddy bears clutching plush red hearts will be 50 percent off because Valentine’s Day comes but once a year. And Valentine’s Day is over.

Obama’s love for America also comes but once a year. He tosses it into a speech in the Midwest when his poll numbers are down and then it goes into the clearance box where you can buy his love and his patriotism for 50 percent off. And it’s still expensive at the price because the heart-shaped box is empty.

Greeting card sentiments come easily to the man who will say anything. Obama promised to eliminate income tax for seniors making less than $50,000, vowed transparent open government and promised that you could keep your doctor. His words were empty promises.

France Surrenders By Stephen Brown

French prime minister admits his powerlessness to stop Islamist terrorist attacks.

“French youth has to get used to living with the threat of attacks for a long period of time. Your generation, your age class, must accustom itself to living with this danger for a number of years.”
–Prime Minister Manuel Valls of France to high school students

While leaders of most nations give their young people messages of hope, France’s socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls passed on one of hopelessness.

Only a couple of weeks after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris and at time when the shaken people of France needed to be reassured, especially about the effectiveness of the state’s efforts to protect them, Valls admitted his socialist government is powerless to stop Islamist terrorist attacks. The occasion for this Churchillian moment was Valls’s appearance before an audience of high school students in Seine-et-Marne in late January.

Judaism vs. The Progressive Faith — on The Glazov Gang

This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Aaron Shuster (Writer/Producer), Ari David (Host, The Ari David Show Podcast) and Barak Lurie (Host, Barak Lurie Show).

The guests gathered to discuss Judaism vs. The Progressive Faith, analyzing the connection between rejecting the Torah and joining the Left. The dialogue occurred within the context of a focus on The Psychology of Left-Wing Jews.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D- Minnesota- District 5) : Apologist for Jihad By Matthew Vadum ….see note please

First Muslim elected to Congress; was sworn into office on the Koran…Member of Congressional Black Caucus, most of whose members will boycott Netanyahu’s speech….rsk

America is the root cause of violent extremism, Congress’s foremost apologist for Islamic terrorism told a White House conference last week.

In rambling remarks Feb. 18 at President Obama’s so-called Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) used the opportunity to smear America, downplay Muslim violence, and urge law enforcement to go easy on suspected Muslim terrorists.

Ellison accused the U.S. of breeding terrorists by somehow persecuting Muslims.

Fighting Terrorism with Social Justice By Mark Tapson

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf became the target of much ridicule last week when she inanely suggested that we can combat Islamic terrorism through job creation. But the concept makes perfect sense to an administration that considers the solution to every issue, including “violent extremism,” to be “social justice.”

You will no doubt recall that Harf, while on MSNBC’s Hardball hosted by the befuddled Chris Matthews, claimed that we cannot beat ISIS simply by killing them; we also have “to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” citing a “lack of opportunity for jobs” as an example. She suggested that the U.S. should work with other countries to “help improve their governance” and “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”