http://www.americanthinker.com/images/at-logo.gif Currently an estimated 2.6 million observant Muslims reside in the United States. Many live their lives according to sharia law, the moral and religious code of the Islamic faith. When Muslims bring legal disputes into U.S. courts, a legal dilemma often arises, pitting individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and laws against Islamic […]
To the sort of people who think that a few teenagers living in a shack on a hilltop represent the greatest threat imaginable to the peace process and world peace– the so-called “Price Tag” attacks in which local Jewish farmers strike back against Muslim attacks as a deterrent against further violence are an obsession.
Whether there are actually any “Price Tag” attacks and how many “Price Tag” attacks there are is open to question. Security agencies tasked with going after “right wing extremists” usually get their man and after a splashy announcement and prolonged detention have to let them go because their case doesn’t actually exist. At that point it doesn’t matter, the arrests have already been widely reported and the conclusions have all been drawn.
The investigation of a mosque burning incident has already resulted in arrests of people who couldn’t have physically done it. But the arrests themselves are a form of “Price Tag” exacted by the authorities against community members to send a message. It’s a particularly ironic form of message when the goal is to clamp down on those types of “eye for an eye” tactics.
It’s still quite a while till Valentine’s Day in the United States, but in Pakistan the day of love came early as a Romeo named Ahmed Yusuf threw acid in the face of his 9 year old Juliet, his wife/cousin causing extensive burns over her body.
Ahmed Yusuf couldn’t have known any better. Throwing acid at a woman in Pakistan is their culture’s version of roses and chocolate. And since he was only 10 years old, his father and brothers were happy to help out.
After the father who had married off a 9 year old girl to her 10 year old cousin noticed the acid burns, which the family tried to pass off as a skin condition, he earned a “Father of the Year” trophy by taking her back home, but that didn’t dissuade his brother and nephews who showed up and thew acid on her again.
Now the acid burned girl and father are on the run with the Pakistani police in hot pursuit because the local law favors turning the girl back to her husband. The whole thing might end in an honor-killing or charges of adultery, a term that in the Muslim world covers everything from marrying without a father’s permission to being gang raped in an alley.
What could a 9 year old girl possibly have done that would result in multiple acid attacks from her own uncle/father-in-law and her child husband? The answer is simple. She was a 9 year old girl in a culture where weakness only inspires cruelty, where animals are routinely tortured and people are treated like animals.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/striking_iran_not_likely. Iran is a central pillar of evil in the Middle East, Central Asia and through Afghanistan to Pakistan. It threatens Israel in apocalyptic terms; arms and trains proxies that kill Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan; orchestrates plots to kill diplomats in the United States; murdered its own dissidents in Europe; undermines the elected government […]
JERUSALEM BASED THINK TANK LAUNCHES NEW EFFORT TO TEACH ABOUT AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM AND ISRAEL’S RENAISSANCE
(JERUSALEM) A new policy institute, the Israel-American Renaissance Institute / I-ARI, with offices in Jerusalem and Philadelphia has been launched by a group of veteran scholars. Professors at American and Israeli universities, both Jews and non-Jews have been brought together by political scientist Paul Eidelberg to discuss the importance of the basic ideas and values found in the Bible of Israel to the futures of both nations.
Dr. Eidelberg earned his doctorate at the University of Chicago, where he studied under the world-renowned scholar Dr. Leo Strauss. His trilogy on America’s founding documents is considered without parallel: The Philosophy of the American Constitution, On the Silence of the Declaration of Independence, and A Discourse on Statesmanship. In 1976 he joined the faculty of Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Finnish delusions http://www.meforum.org/3091/finnish-delusions Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja has done it again. No sooner did this 1960s radical ease himself back into the foreign minister’s seat after four years in the opposition than he unveiled again his anti- Israel prejudice. “No apartheid state is justified or sustainable,” he told a panel discussion in Helsinki last […]
http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/101486/sec_id/101486 In January 1981 the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit meeting in Mecca declared that, “Palestine should be viewed as the paramount issue of Muslim nations.” Since then Europe hastened to adopt this path as well and has provided for the Palestinization of the cultural, social and above all political life of Europe. […]
http://politicalmavens.com/index.php/2011/11/03/its-enough-already/ Many of the Occupy Wall Street protests—which began with generalized calls for anarchy—have now slipped into anarchy themselves. Anarchy and violence. Rampant drug use, rapes, theft, smashed windows, public urination, defecation and sex, and physical clashes with police have made these demonstrations into hotbeds of chaos—which is what the organizers would like to export […]
http://politicalmavens.com/ The Occupy Wall Street Performance is a perfect example of what happens when people in charge deign to make tough decisions promptly and put their collective fingers to the wind instead. At the outset, Mayor Bloomberg wholeheartedly supported the encampment under the rubric of freedom of speech and assembly. Despite the fact that the […]
Report: Sarkozy calls Netanyahu ‘liar’
Microphones accidently left on after G20 meeting pick up private conversation between US, French presidents. Sarkozy admits he ‘can’t stand’ Israeli premier. Obama: You’re fed up with him? I have to deal with him every day!
The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidently left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.