ANDREW HARROD: ARAB MK’S SHARIA BLASPHEMY DEMAND ON ISRAEL….SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/08/arab_mks_sharia_blasphemy_demand_on_israel.html

HELLO MR. HARROD! THE ARAB WAR AGAINST THE JEWS AND ISRAEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A JIHAD….NOT A LOCAL DISPUTE ABOUT BOUNDARIES, AND IT IS A FACT THAT OBTAINS THROUGHOUT THE MUSLIM WORLD, THE MORE ONE APPEASES, THE HIGHER THEY RATCHET THEIR DEMANDS….RSK

This past May, Muslim Arab Member of the Knesset (MK) Ibrahim Sarsour introduced a bill in Israel’s parliament that would prohibit blasphemous speech. Sarsour’s demand on Israel, a model of liberal democracy, to subject herself to sharia blasphemy laws is dubious. Further, Sarsour’s own provocative, even hateful, statements against fellow Israelis is further evidence that Islamist sensitivities entail no reciprocity for other groups.

Sarsour described his bill, first introduced in an earlier version in 2008, as prohibiting “any offense in any form” against “religious sentiments.” This would include cursing, defaming, and depicting religious books and figures such as Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus. Sarsour cited as motive a future possibility in Israel of derogatory Muhammad caricatures and soccer game chants offensive to Muslims. Concerning free speech concerns, Sarsour discerned a “clear difference between… opinions and harming religious sentiment” as a “red line” having “no justification to cross.”

Sarsour stated that current Israeli law in this area is not strong enough. Section 173 of Israel’s Penal Law, according to one English translation, imposes up to a year’s imprisonment for spoken or written words “liable crudely to offend the religious faith or sentiment of others.” Sarsour’s bill would eliminate “crudely” from the law and add the aforementioned specific applications.

DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. AND LEE A. CASEY THE TRUE LESSONS OF THE IRA SCANDAL

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323477604579001263134291446.html?mod=opinion_newsreel President Obama and his political allies have dismissed as “phony scandals” mounting evidence that the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies hindered and punished conservative advocacy groups. Meanwhile, efforts are under way to impose even more regulation on core political speech. The government’s abuses are very real, but the scandal’s lessons are not […]

JAMES TARANTO: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH

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Al Gore isn’t even honest about his own movie.

In case you’ve forgotten, “Al Gore was vice president of the United States from 1993-2001.” The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein delivers that news in setting up an interview with Gore, who is known these days mostly as an alarmist advocate of global warmism.

Gore uses the interview to claim vindication for his 2006 “documentary,” “An Inconvenient Truth”: “You mentioned my movie back in the day. The single most common criticism from skeptics when the film came out focused on the animation showing ocean water flowing into the World Trade Center memorial site. Skeptics called that demagogic and absurd and irresponsible. It happened last October 29th, years ahead of schedule, and the impact of that and many, many other similar events here and around the world has really begun to create a profound shift.”

The reference is to Hurricane Sandy, a Category 2 storm when it struck the Northeastern U.S., flooding parts of New York and New Jersey, including downtown Manhattan. (Sandy peaked in the Caribbean as a Category 3 storm. By comparison, 2005’s Hurricane Katrina went as high as Category 5 and made landfall at Category 3.)

But if we roll the film–which is less than scintillating, but the clip lasts less than 2½ minutes–we find that what Gore predicted in “An Inconvenient Truth” was something far direr than a storm and a flood. He predicted that lower Manhattan–along with vast and heavily populated swaths of Florida, California, the Netherlands, China, India and Bangladesh–would be permanently submerged owing to higher sea levels.

The Fables of Saeb Erakat By Victor Sharpe

  http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/57373 I wrote an article once titled: Lies, Damned lies, and Palestinian Propaganda in Descending Order. That title paraphrased 19th century British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli’s aphorism: Lies, damned lies, and statistics in descending order. Few have mastered the art of dissimilitude more than long time Palestinian Arab spokesman, Saeb Erakat, who continues to […]

VIN IENCO’S NOTES

http://unitedpatriotsworldwide.com/vinienco/2013/08/22/information-monopoly-facebooks-suckerberg-7-billion-people-online/ Information Monopoly: Facebook’s Suckerberg Wants 7 Billion People Online Information Monopoly: Facebook’s Suckerberg Wants 7 Billion People Online: Food, water and the Internet? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to get all of the world’s 7 billion people online through a partnership with some of the largest mobile technology companies. He says the Web is […]

Guest Column – America and Europe: a Case of Impaired Judgment? by Anat Berko

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4133/guest-column-america-and-europe-a-case The Arab-Muslim world is currently a cauldron of violence, murder and carnage. Similar to a volcanic eruption but not in any way a force of nature, it is a man-made disaster that threatens world peace. Some people mistakenly think that the post-Arab Spring terrorism and murder plaguing the Middle East are somehow confined to […]

SARAH HONIG: EGYPT’S POLISH SYNDROME

http://sarahhonig.com/2013/08/23/another-tack-egypts-polish-syndrome/ Jewish culpability always was – and apparently still remains – a key element in lending moral authority to any contentious cause.  Jews have known this for millennia but the dispiriting fact of our existence is that it still goes on, unabated, in the 21st century and that it motivates not only declared and implacable […]

How Close Is the U.S. to the Muslim Brotherhood? Magdi Khalil

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/magdi/how-close-is-the-u-s-to-the-muslim-brotherhood/ There is no question that the US and the Muslim Brotherhood have been engaged in a dialogue during the course of the so-called Arab Spring, in regards to the form and structure of government in Egypt and perhaps in the Middle East as a whole. But the real question, which is frequently asked, is […]

The Left’s War on Neoliberalism Posted By Steven Plaut

  http://frontpagemag.com/2013/steven-plaut/the-lefts-war-on-neoliberalism/    We all know how contorted the use of the term “liberalism” has been for decades.  Liberalism once upon a time (before 1970) meant free competition and meritocracy without discrimination.  But ever since then liberalism has meant affirmation action quotas and dumbed-down standards to achieve radical homogeneity in “representativeness.”  Liberalism once favored eliminating […]

ELECTIONS ARE COMING: NANCY MACE FORE SENATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Who is Nancy Mace? Just about the most attractive candidate out there. The first woman to graduate from The Citadel- with honors, Magna Cum Laude, with a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. She is a wife, mother, businesswoman. She is running against Sen Lindsay Graham, the John McCain clone- nice man, but it is high time for the GOP to make way for a new face.

Read all about her: http://nancymace.org/

“Do you trust this government? With your health care, with your taxes or your cell phone records…Because I don’t. I believe this government is too big, too intrusive and too powerful, and must be put back in its place by the people.”

“Radical Islam continues to be a threat. I do not support continuing to send US aid and weapons to countries that burn our flag, train terrorists or that threaten American interests at home or abroad.”

“As the daughter of a U.S. Army General, I understand the sacrifices our service members and their families make in order to protect our freedom and advance liberty. I have tremendous respect for those serving us at home and abroad. Our military understands they have a no fail mission. As a leader and public servant there is no more important job than providing the tools and resources our military needs to be successful in their mission. We should have the strongest national defense in the world. Period.”

“In order to have jobs, you must have employers. It is not the role of the federal government to create jobs, it’s government’s role to provide the soil conditions for commerce and ensure a free market so businesses large and small can produce good paying jobs.”