SHE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A BOXER…CAROLINA DUER…ARGENTINA’S JEWISH CHAMPION

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2011/11/13/3090237/argentine-jewish-boxer-to-defend-title-in-buenos-aires BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — In many ways, Carolina Raquel Duer is a typical middle-class Jewish kid from Buenos Aires. She attended a Jewish day school, spent time working and traveling in Israel and celebrated her bat mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue. But when she stepped into the ring Nov. 12 at Club Atletico […]

EMILY MILLER: PART TIME CONGRESS…..SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/16/part-time-congress/
Proposal would end career politics and crony capitalism

ANOTHER GOOD AND ORIGINAL IDEA THAT PERRY PROPOSED….RSK

Anti-Washington fervor has reached a new high. According to Gallup, 82 percent of A Americans now disapprove of what they see on Capitol Hill. No wonder, considering crony capitalism has enabled the two parties to rack up $15 trillion in debt. The political establishment needs to change.

On Tuesday, Rick Perry proposed creating a part-time Congress by cutting in half the legislative calendar, member pay and office budgets. If the House and Senate fail to balance the budget by 2020, lawmaker salaries would be cut in half once more. “The status quo is good to the Washington insiders,” the Texas governor said. “It’s good to the overpaid bureaucrats. It’s good for the power-players, who can trade favors to build fiefdoms of influence. Those who got us into this mess will not get us out.”

Mr. Perry also wants to criminalize insider trading by lawmakers, referring to revelations in the explosive new book “Throw Them All Out” by Peter Schweizer about politicians who have hit the jackpot with stock trades or real-estate investments that coincide with their special knowledge of earmarks and other legislation. The book gives details of Republican and Democratic leaders from the permanent political class profiting from their inside information. Meanwhile, a study this week by the Center for Responsive Politics showed a whopping 47 percent of congressmen are millionaires. The median net worth of a senator in 2010 was $2.63 million and is 11 percent higher than 2009 – despite the bad economy shrinking the take-home pay of ordinary Americans.

CLIFFORD MAY: U.S. OPTIONS….APPEASE, TEMPORIZE, POSTURE AND GESTURE?

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1111/may111711.php3

The report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency last week confirms that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will soon have their fingers on nuclear triggers — unless serious actions are taken. “The biggest threat to the United States,” a senior U.S. military official toldreporters, “has come into focus and it’s Iran.”

You think? Thirty-two years ago this month, Iranian revolutionaries committed their first act of war against America: storming our embassy in Tehran and taking 52 diplomats hostage. Four years later, the regime deployed Hezbollah, its terrorist foreign legion, to slaughter 258 American Marines and diplomats in Beirut. In 1996, the FBI believes, the ayatollahs ordered the bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, killing 19 U.S. airmen. Tehran has supported militias in Iraq that have killed hundreds of American soldiers. It has provided assistance to both the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Iran’s rulers have vowed that “a world without American . . . is attainable,” and “Death to America!” has for years been scrawled on Iranian missiles. Last month, law enforcement authorities revealed details of an Iranian plot to blow up a restaurant in Washington, D.C.

All this and more the theocrats managed while Iran has been militarily weak. Imagine what they will do once they are packing nuclear heat.

FSM HOT PICKS IN VIDEOS

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1769/pub_detail.asp 1. VIDEO: Maxine Waters on Deaths and Crimes at Occupy Protests: ‘That’s Life and It Happens’ 2. VIDEO: DISGRACE! ‘Forced Unionization': SEIU Collects Union Dues From Disabled Kids’ Medicaid Checks 3. SHOCK VIDEO: NBC ‘Today’ Panel Agrees: ‘Shame on People’ Who Object to Porn Star Reading to Young Children -Their Logic: “Anytime someone is […]

CHRIS ADAMO: THE “OCCUPY” MOVEMENT…ANARCHISTIC ZONES OF ASSAULT, ROBBERY, RAPE AND EVEN MURDER

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10842/pub_detail.asp For all but the most blindly dogmatic, any former “bloom” has long since left the rosy facade of the “Occupy Wall Street” phenomenon. Though the liberal media have been working overtime from the beginning to maintain the fantasy that the protesters embody the concerns and aspirations of Real America, and despite their best efforts […]

MELANIE PHILLIPS: A SPEECH ON ANTI-SEMITISM BY BARONESS WARSI IS A TRAVESTY

http://phillipsblog.dailymail.co.uk/2011/11/bigotry-revisionism-and-baroness-warsi.html

The co-chairman of Britain’s Conservative Party, Sayeeda Warsi, has delivered a speech about antisemitism to the European Institute for the Study of Antisemitism. I am sure that Baroness Warsi means well. I am sure that she is personally genuinely opposed to bigotry and prejudice in any form. I would therefore like to be able to say it was a fine speech. I cannot do so. Despite much in it that was worthy and unexceptionable, in one vital respect it was a travesty – made no more palatable by the fact that many Jews subscribe to precisely the same lethally misguided misapprehension.

This revolves around the comforting but mistaken notion that Jews and Muslims stand shoulder to shoulder against the same threat by racists and bigots. It’s the argument that says ‘antisemitism = Islamophobia’. And it’s the claim that there is nothing intrinsically threatening to Jews within Islam.

HONOR KILLING IN “MODERATE” JORDAN

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/11/jordan-muslim-cuts-sisters-throat-to-cleanse-family-honor.html
Jordan: Muslim cuts sister’s throat to cleanse family honor

It is no accident or coincidence that Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.'” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

RAYMOND IBRAHIM: EGYPT’S GRAND MUFTI DISTORTS THE WORD “INFIDEL” TO DUPE INFIDELS

Grand Mufti Distorts Word ‘Infidel’ to Dupe Infidels Posted By Raymond Ibrahim

URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/blog/grand-mufti-distorts-word-%e2%80%98infidel%e2%80%99-to-dupe-infidels/

Soon after reporting [1] that Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, had pronounced all Christians “infidels,” I received several emails forwarding what looked like a response from Gomaa. Some websites — such as the ever-hysterical “American Muslim [2]” — published it, providing the following additional information:

Prof. Faroque Ahmad Khan took it on himself to investigate [the claims of my article]. Dr. Khan requested Dr Ibrahim Negm — a senior advisor to the Grand Mufti [and an Al Azhar professor] to provide a clarification of the remarks attributed to Sheikh Ali Gomaa. Here is the response that was received [followed by the same text others had emailed me].

Though he makes several points, including the need for “dialogue” and “mutual respect,” Gomaa’s grand point, the crux of the issue — what kafir which I routinely translate as “infidel” means — unfortunately exposes dishonesty on his part (the other option, ignorance, being inapplicable). He writes:

Mr. Ibrahim’s choice of wording is regrettable. The English word “infidel” carries with it strong connotations of exclusion and violence, inherited from the European experience of Christianity during the wars of religion which devastated that continent for decades.

In fact, from its inception, Islam has been the quintessential religion — historically and doctrinally — to enforce and institutionalize “exclusion and violence” for the “other,” to the point of influencing medieval Christianity [3]. Gomaa therefore takes the standard way [4] out — blame Christianity and its “wars of religion” (code for “Crusades”) — without alluding to what prompted these wars in the first place: five centuries of unprovoked Islamic aggression, land-grabbing, subjugation and persecution of Christians, which continues to this very day.

JOSEPH BOTTUM: CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2587/christians-middle-east Of the eight million people or so living in Israel, around 20% are Arabs—of whom about 7% are Christian. Israel’s Arab Christians, in other words, number only about 110,000 people, living mostly in tight communities in Jerusalem and the Galilee. For all the solicitous attention paid to them by such international Christian organizations as […]

SOEREN KERN: SWEDEN’S NEW ANTI-SEMITES….OFFICIAL “UP TO THE TOP”

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2593/sweden-anti-semites

TOP OFFICIALS ARE ARDENT ENABLERS BUT MALMO IS OVERRUN WITH MOSLEMS WHO GLADLY CARRY OUT ANTI-SEMITC ACTS….RSK

Police in Sweden’s third-largest city, Malmö, are reporting a significant uptick in the number of reported anti-Semitic hate-crimes this year.

During just the first six months of 2011, Malmö police registered 21 anti-Semitic crimes, more than the total number (20) of such crimes reported in the city during all of 2010. According to police officials interviewed by the public broadcaster Sveriges Radio, the actual number of anti-Semitic incidents is far higher.

Recent statistics from Sweden’s National Council on Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet) revealed that nationwide in 2010, there were 161 reported anti-Semitic hate crimes.

The data comes as the Swedish government on September 20 set aside 4 million kroner ($600,000) to help boost security around the country’s synagogues, after accusations that Sweden has not done enough to protect its Jewish population.

The allocation will go to “increase security and reduce vulnerability for the Jewish minority,” according to Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag. He said the one-time appropriation in the 2012 budget funding is primarily meant to pay for an increased police presence, but that the money could also be used to purchase security cameras if Jewish groups express the need for such equipment.