http://frontpagemag.com/2012/david-goldman/obama-legitimizes-morsis-protection-racket/ Hamas fires 275 rockets at Israel and is rewarded with de facto acceptance as a legitimate negotiating partner in the Middle East peace process, as well as with a relaxation of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza coast. Israel is prevented from exacting a price for Hamas’ actions sufficient to deter future attacks or […]
The Absurdity of Treating a Terrorist Gang Like a State
The currently suspended missile duel between Israel and Hamas exposes yet again the surreal absurdity of the way the international community handles this conflict between a democratic state and a terrorist gang. Yesterday’s cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas is another example of the folly of treating a bunch of murderers like a legitimate government.
Consider, for example, the way a terrorist outfit like Hamas, self-defined in its charter by its genocidal goals, is treated as if it were a legitimate state. But Hamas is not a government that rules over a sovereign territory defined by international borders. If you want a recent graphic illustration of Hamas’ true nature, peruse this video of the aftermath of the summary execution of 6 accused “collaborators.” Or consider Hamas’ official television coverage of this week’s terrorist bombing of a bus in Israel. Or contemplate the barbarity of using its own “citizens” as human shields for its munitions dumps and rocket launchers. Calling Hamas honcho Ismail Haniyeh a “Prime Minister,” as virtually every world government and news organization does, doesn’t mean he is actually a prime minister, no matter how many elections are held. These titles and voting procedures do not constitute a legitimate government that should be recognized as such by the world community as though it respects international laws and treaties like the Geneva Conventions. Let alone should this façade of political legitimacy rationalize the millions of dollars Western governments give to Hamas under the guise of U.N. aid for social services, freeing up funds for purchasing weapons and munitions.
http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2012/s12110093.htm BARAWA, SOMALIA (ANS) — Islamic extremists from Somalia’s rebel Al-Shabaab militants on Friday (Nov. 16, 2012) brutally murdered a Christian in Somalia’s coastal city of Barawa, accusing him of being a spy and leaving Islam, Christian and Muslim witnesses said. Kenya’s population is nearly 83 percent Christian, according to Operation World, while Somalia’s is […]
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Al Shabaab militants monitored home Bible studies of boy’s family.
NAIROBI, Kenya, October 19 (CDN) — Militants from the Islamic extremist al Shabaab beheaded a 17-year-old Somali Christian near Mogadishu last month, a journalist in the Somali capital told Compass.
The militants, who have vowed to rid Somalia of Christianity, killed Guled Jama Muktar on Sept. 25 in his home near Deynile, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mogadishu. The Islamic extremist group had been monitoring his family since the Christians arrived in Somalia from Kenya in 2008, said the source in Mogadishu, who requested anonymity.
The Islamic militants, who are fighting the transitional government for control of the country, knew from their observations of the family that they were Christians, the source said.
“I personally know this family as Christians who used to have secret Bible meetings in their house,” he said.
Based on talks with the boy’s parents and their neighbors, the source said al Shabaab members arrived at Muktar’s home at 6 a.m., when his parents, whose names are withheld for security reasons, were already at work at their retail space at the Hamarweyne market on the outskirts of Mogadishu.
2012.11.21 (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) – Children are among the casualties when a Shahid suicide bomber plows into a Shiite procession and detonates, killing dozens.
2012.11.21 (Karachi, Pakistan) – A suicide bombing is among two bomb blasts outside a Shiite mosque that leave two innocents dead.
2012.11.21 (Kabul, Afghanistan) – A Shahid suicide bomber sends two Afghans to Allah.
2012.11.20 (Eshkol, Israel) – Two Israelis are killed during a Hamas rocket attack.
2012.11.19 (Charmang, Pakistan) – Rockets fired by Islamic militants crush a 6-year-old girl.
2012.11.18 (Maiduguri, Nigeria) – An 70-year-old retired Protestant pastor is executed in cold blood by Islamic extremists.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/for_the_first_time_since.html For the first time since 1991, air raid sirens blared in the city of Tel Aviv this week, as Hamas’ militants rained hundreds of rockets upon the Israeli civilian population from Gaza. Israel immediately responded with airstrikes against Hamas’ command centers and rocket launching sites. Once again, a council of Western elite and media […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/11/why_hamas_loves_death_and_cease-fires.html No less than 20 rockets were fired into Israel Wednesday (11/21/12) night within the first three hours after the cease-fire understanding between Israel and Hamas ostensibly began at 9 p.m. local time. Despite inauspicious beginnings, following an overnight calm, by Thursday morning (11/22/12), senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officials maintained they believe Hamas and […]
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/22/obama-government-refuses-to-release-photos-from-the-night-of-the-benghazi-attacks/ Something to hide? The White House Photo Office has declined CBS News requests to release images taken of US officials during the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks. CBS News first requested the images on Oct. 31. In the past, the White House has released photos showing US officials during national security incidents. A half dozen […]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323713104578133501693560738.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop The cease-fire leaves the terror group intact and politically stronger. Regarding America’s war in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger once noted that “the guerrilla wins if he does not lose. The conventional army loses if it does not win.” Regarding Israel’s latest war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the same considerations apply. No wonder Wednesday’s […]
Hat tip to reader Jean Vercors of Ashdod for this photo of an Israeli mother in Ofakim shielding her child as sirens blare the warning of an incoming rocket from Gaza during the recent crisis: