“Being alone in the Muslim world is not a bad thing morally, though it may be a bad position to be in defensively. That sense of isolation is wearying and dehumanizing, an endless horizon that seems as if it could be bridged with only a little effort. But that is an illusion.On a map Israel seems isolated, but in truth it is the Muslim world which is isolated. It is the Muslim world that has carved itself up into tiny enclaves, each sect, each people, each street divided against itself. The chaos in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya are a reminder of the internal fragmentation and isolation of the Muslim world. An isolation so pervasive that it cannot be overcome except through temporary alliances against a common foe. An ultimate “Other”.
Israel has not been isolated by its choices, but by the cultural failures of its neighbors. As long as its neighbors deal with their own instability through war and tyranny in the name of collective identities that they cannot sustain, that will not change.”
Teaching Journalists How to Report on Jihad Posted By Mark Tapson URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/06/journalism-and-jihad/ Muslim-American advocacy groups with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), are on a mission to combat what they claim is the Western media’s habitually negative reporting […]
How Obama’s Economics Will De-Fund Churches Posted By Nonie Darwish URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/06/how-obama%e2%80%99s-economics-will-de-fund-churches/ During the socialist experiment in Egypt, where I grew up, in every speech the revolutionary dictator, Gamal Abdel Nasser, would fly into a rage against what he called the corrupt rich, large owners of agricultural land and the big companies, […]
Copts Running for Their Lives Posted By Raymond Ibrahim URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/06/copts-running-for-their-lives/ Historically, non-Muslims whose lands were seized by the jihad had three choices: conversion, dhimmitude, or death. Today, however, they have a fourth option largely unavailable to their forbears: quit their lands of origin—emigrate—the latest testimony to the nature of Islam. A recent […]
Who Is Davidi Gilo? Posted By Daniel Greenfield URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/06/who-is-davidi-gilo/ Who is Davidi Gilo? That’s the question the San Jose Mercury News asked ten years ago. The question wasn’t an unreasonable one. Davidi Gilo had seemingly appeared out of nowhere to flutter to the top of the contributors list for the Democratic Party. […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1769/pub_detail.asp 1. VIDEO & ARTICLE: Obama cites Reagan on tax breaks [Ripping off the Gipper…What would Reagan do? He’d cut spending and cut taxes.] 2. VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Screams Out For Destruction Of America At Start Of Terror Trial 3. VIDEO: DOJ Whistleblower J. Christian Adams Explains Holder’s Race-Based Justice System 4. AUDIO: CBS Reporter: […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10524/pub_detail.asp Remember the Roadmap that Condoleezza Rice and President Bush had earlier forced upon Israel? Well it is still alive and the Obama regime and the Quartet continue imposing what history will recall as an insane repetition of failed policies. The endless concessions, imposed only upon Israel, known by the morally bankrupt euphemisms of “land […]
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/5/politicians-in-glass-houses/ EDITORIAL: Politicians in glass houses Democratic ethics attack on Clarence Thomas backfires House Democrats thought they had caught Supreme CourtJustice Clarence Thomas pulling a fast one. Last month, a group of 20 congressmen blasted the conservative jurist for making a simple mistake on his ethics disclosure forms. Summoning the highest possible level of feigned […]
Gunwalker: Did Bush Walk Guns, Too? Posted By Bob Owens URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/gunwalker-did-bush-walk-guns-too/ After a damning series of documents revealed that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and other top Department of Justice officials were aware of the fact that Operation Fast and Furious walked thousands of guns into Mexico, the Obama administration pushed […]
“Tahrir Envy” Meets “Tea Party Envy” on Wall Street Posted By Roger L Simon
URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2011/10/05/tahrir-envy-meets-tea-party-envy-on-wall-street/
It’s hard to know how to react to the apparently escalating protests on Wall Street.
On the one hand you can just roll your eyes. The numbers aren’t very big, especially for New York, and every generation has its “useful idiots.” I’ve been one myself. The demonstrations appear to be just another float passing by in the grand media parade.
On the other, however, we live in incendiary times with our country, indeed the world, hanging by fingers over an economic precipice. Almost anything can happen. In fact, strike the “almost.”
That’s why the situation is particularly volatile. And it’s not reassuring that the protestors, most of them anyway, seem to have no specific ideology. Some people, notably Glenn Beck, are calling this vagueness deliberate, a ruse after which the protest will show its true (red) colors. And indeed none other than Frances Fox Piven of Cloward-Piven fame has registered her excitement  over the demonstrations.