http://spectator.org/blog/2012/01/27/elliott-abrams-caught-misleadi The Spectacle Blog Elliott Abrams Caught Misleading on Newt By Jeffrey Lord “It does no one — least of all Elliott Abrams or Governor Romney — any good to try and say that Newt Gingrich, as loyal a friend and ally to Ronald Reagan as could be found in the day — was […]
THIS IS A WONDERFUL SITE….DOES NOT SUFFER IN TRANSLATION WITH ROSE COLORED GLASSES…..SOMETHING THE MSM INCLUDING THE “FOX’Y TALKERS AVOID……RSK
It is certainly rare to see such blunt self-criticism coming from the Arab world, and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Ahmad al-Aswani had received death threats for his outspoken criticism of Islam and Muslims. He makes a lot of good points here, though the only thing I might add is that it may have been Muhammad himself who made Islam terrorist–current Muslims only follow his footsteps.
Republicans Should Denounce Obama for Funding EgyptianTerrorists http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2012/01/26/republicans-should-denounce-obama-for-funding-egyptianterrorists/ It is a disgrace that the US government has held direct talks with the Muslim Brotherhood, and an outrage that that America is accelerating aid payments to Egypt to support a government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood and other pro-terrorist, anti-American extremists. The Brotherhood won 47% of […]
‘The Third Jihad’ Producers Respond to Anti-Islam Claims
Film narrated by devout American Muslim; Features top national security experts; Received praise from leading policy makers
The producers of The Third Jihad: Radical Islam’s Vision for America have a direct response to media outlets that have referred to the critically-acclaimed documentary as an “anti-Islam” or “hateful” film.
Claims that The Third Jihad is an anti-Islam film are ignorant and misinformed,” says Raphael Shore, Producer of The Third Jihad. “These claims are meant simply to defame the filmmakers and prevent the public from judging the film for themselves.”
The film opens with the following frame in bold letters for all viewers to read: “This is not a film about Islam. It is about the threat of radical Islam. Only a small percentage of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are radical.”
The film’s message urges the Muslim community to look within itself to root out the indoctrination that affects a minority of Muslims.
Narrator Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
“The New York Times and other media outlets are conveniently choosing to overlook the fact that the film isolates a small sector of the Muslim community, and more importantly that the film is narrated by Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the founder and president of the American-Islamic Forum for Democracy,” Shore added.
Dr. Jasser is a devout Muslim and a full-time physician and has served the United States of America admirably as medical officer in the US Navy and as an attending physician to the US Congress.
The documentary is founded on credible evidence presented by the FBI of a ‘Manifesto’ published by radicals calling for the implementation of extremist ideology-both violent and politicized-within the United States.
Yet the media are blasting the film’s usage by the New York Police Department in their counterterrorism training.
“There is a very good reason the NYPD selected to show The Third Jihad to nearly 1,500 police officers, and other law enforcement agencies have done the same,” Shore said. “The film deals with the very real process of radicalization and indoctrination of anti-American ideology taking place in some sectors of the Muslim community today.
While many media outlets are presently taking a noticeably negative stance-before even watching the film-the film has been spotlighted in over 100 interviews since its release in 2009.
The film’s narrator, Zuhdi Jasser, has consistently appeared in mainstream media outlets including MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, and has published Op-Eds in numerous mainstream publications including the Wall Street Journal to point out concerning trends within the Muslim community.
Jasser is not the only credible expert to appear in The Third Jihad, nor is NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly.
The film’s producers conducted exclusive interviews with:
Former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge,
Former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey
Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
Former Associate Director of the FBI
Former FBI Asst. Dir. of Public Affairs John Miller
Senator Joseph Lieberman
Professor Bernard Lewis
New York Times Best-selling Author Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Former CIA Officer Clare Lopez
Former CIA Officer Wayne Simmons
New York Times Best-selling Author Mark Steyn
And more (http://tinyurl.com/about3J)
Since its release in 2009, The Third Jihad has screened and continues to be screened at several hundred locations across the United States including at the Library of Congress, Museum of Tolerance, Directors’ Screen Guild, and the National Press Club.
The film previously aired on cable television’s AmericanLife TV Network, and is currently available on Netflix and Amazon OnDemand.
The film has also received notable praise from some of the nation’s leading policy makers.
“It is imperative that The Third Jihad reaches a mass audience in the U.S. so that the urgency of this threat becomes clear to the American public,” declared US Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (FL), Chairwoman of the House Foreign Relations Committee.
Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (AZ) said, “The Third Jihad alerts Americans to the dangers of Islamic radicalization in our own communities. Zuhdi Jasser is sounding the alarm before it is too late.”
Rudy Giuliani called the film, “a wake up call for America.”
“Those that have blasted the film are attempting to stifle an important debate about the internal state of the Muslim community in America, and whether politicized Islam and indoctrination pose tangible security threats,” Shore added.
“We hope that the general public will consider the sensitive content in the film, and will not simply accept the baseless innuendos being made in the media. We invite the general public to watch and judge the documentary for themselves.”
The Third Jihad is now available for free viewing online at http://www.thethirdjihad.com.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is under fire from civil rights group, who are demanding his resignation over his appearance in an inflammatory anti-Muslim film shown to his department’s officers during training.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said Kelly and Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne should immediately resign from their positions for taking part in the production of the Third Jihad, “a blatantly bigoted and hate-filled film vilifying the American-Muslim community”.
The 72-minute film shows Muslims shooting Christians in the head and conveys a message that the community cannot be trusted. It also shows a doctored photo of an Islamic flag flying over the White House, car bombs exploding, executed children lying covered by sheets.
Its message is that the true agenda of much of Islam in America is to “infiltrate and dominate America”.
The group said Kelly had “lied” to the community by initially denying any involvement in the film.
“The decision to take part in the film, as well as show the film to nearly 1,500 NYPD cadets raises serious concerns about Kelly’s ability to serve and protect minority groups in New York City,” the group said.
ADC president Warren David said the residents of New York deserve “transparency, honesty, integrity” and not a leader like Kelly who lacks all these qualities.
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Direct link to scientists declaration in WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204301404577171531838421366.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop
16 Prominent Scientists Declare: ‘No Need to Panic About Global Warming’: ‘There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy’ — ‘The number of scientific ‘heretics’ is growing with each passing year. The reason is a collection of stubborn scientific facts…Computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause…Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2′
16 Prominent Scientists Urge Follow the Money: ‘Alarmism over climate is of great benefit to many, providing government funding for academic research and a reason for govt bureaucracies to grow’ — ‘Alarmism also offers an excuse for governments to raise taxes, taxpayer-funded subsidies for businesses that understand how to work the political system, and a lure for big donations to charitable foundations promising to save the planet. Lysenko[of Soviet Union] and his team lived very well, and they fiercely defended their dogma and the privileges it brought them’
No doubt Deborah Scroggins believes she just published a dual biography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, former Dutch parliamentarian, and Aafia Siddiqui, jailed al-Qaida terrorist, and so she did. What may surprise the biographer, however, is that she also provided a third study: post-9/11 moral equivalence.
This begins with Scroggins’ outre decision to pair a peaceable writer and politician with a violent al-Qaida scientist who married Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s nephew and co-plotter after 9/11 as the “Wanted Women” of the book’s title (Wanted Women: Faith, Lies and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui).
Wanted by whom? Hirsi Ali is wanted for violating Islamic law against apostasy (leaving Islam is a capital offense) and criticizing Muhammad, Islam’s prophet (ditto). Siddiqui was wanted by the FBI as an accomplice of al-Qaida, an operational arm of Islamic law. How to knit the two together? Scroggins writes: “Like the bikini and the burka or the virgin and the whore, you couldn’t understand one without understanding the other.”
Read more at: http://times247.com/ EDITORIAL: Obama’s crony capitalism Washington Times 01/27/2012 12:18 AM Obamacare is a growing burden to American businesses, but not if you have friends in high places. Mr. Obama’s signature and highly unpopular legislative achievement was sold as a measure that would require shared sacrifice but bring lasting benefits to all Americans. […]
If the Republican primaries are any indication, one big debate in the upcoming election will be whether President Obama is pushing the country toward a European-style welfare culture.
Mitt Romney, for example, argues that “over the past three years, Barack Obama has been replacing our merit-based society with an entitlement society.”
Newt Gingrich has taken to calling Obama “the best food-stamp president in American history.”
Obama, in contrast, says the government must play an increasing role — what he likes to call “shared responsibility” — to ensure a society that is fairer.
So is Obama turning the country into a welfare society and away from one focused on opportunity?
While it’s true that the country has been headed in this direction for many years — with the explosion in entitlements since the 1960s and the aging of the population — Obama has, in fact, greatly accelerated the trend. CONTINUE AT SITE
The kerfuffle over the postponement of the highly touted “Austere Challenge 12” joint US-Israel military exercise is over. Officials in both countries are now on the same page: it was a “joint decision” having nothing to do with finances, Iran or politics, just “technical issues.” Regardless of the lid they’ve chosen to cover the pot, it is worth considering where and how the United States and Israel differ in their analysis of the problem posed by Iran’s nuclear activity.
The US and Israel agree on the potential danger and they agree on the unacceptability of a nuclear-armed Iran. They differ, however, on how they assimilate intelligence information; how they assess the pace of Iran’s movement toward weapons capability; and even over whether it is weapons that Iran seeks. The United States factors in more heavily what it believes about Iran’s intent, which it insists remains unclear. Reflecting, perhaps, closer proximity and a smaller margin of error, the Israeli government places greater emphasis on its Iran’s capabilities, which it believes are clear.
The discrepancy appeared as early as 2008. The Bush administration posited “weaponization” of uranium as its red line — a position carried into to the Obama administration by Secretary of Defense Gates. But neither administration appeared to believe — or appears yet to believe — that Iran has taken the decision to make weapons.