DIANE KEPUS: AMERICAN TEXTBOOKS AND THE LIES THEY TELL

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11238/pub_detail.asp
In early 2011 I became involved with the Florida Textbook Action Team with information that was supplied to us by Dr. William A. Saxton, Chairman of the Citizens for National Security (CFNS). Based on this groups 13 month research into the History/Social Studies books being used in Florida schools today, we as a group engaged in contacting our local school boards protesting the textbooks favor of Islam over Christianity and Judaism and presentation of an unfair view of history, particularly with regard to the policies of the U.S. and Israel.

The report identified approximately 30 textbooks used in Florida public schools with instances of bias, inaccuracies and purposeful omissions. It alleges that students are being given flawed information about the history of Islam, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Middle East, and Islamist extremist threats worldwide. It includes showing over 200 quotations from the list of textbooks that CFNS shows are biased and/or inaccurate.

One example in the report is when a textbook states, “Women, as wives and mothers, have an honored position in Saudi society.” Another article states, “The land now called Palestine consists of Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”

Dr. Saxton stated, “Although agenda-based campaigns to shape textbook content have existed for some time, the past decade has seen particularly aggressive, intense overt and stealth efforts by proponents of Islam to inject their beliefs into K-12 classrooms via textbooks.”

Just last year parents in Bedford, NH pulled their son out of his local high school after the teen was assigned a book that refers to Jesus Christ as a “wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist.” “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America,” was a required reading assignment for the High School’s Finance class. The book is a first-person account of author Barbara Ehrenreich’s attempts to make ends meet while working minimum wage jobs in Florida, Maine and Minnesota.

THE ISLAMIC PLAN FOR VICTORY: RYAN MAURO

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11234/pub_detail.asp
One of the mistakes that the West makes is that it doesn’t listen to what the Islamists are saying. If only we listened, we could hear their strategy. On November 20, Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the top Muslim Brotherhood theologian and arguably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world, called on Muslims to embrace “gradualism.”

The doctrine of gradualism is successful because we fail to appreciate the ability of the Islamists to be skillful political strategists. Gradualism is an intelligent form of jihad based on pragmatism, patience, long-term planning and self-evaluation. The Islamists evaluate their performance and recalibrate their strategy accordingly. The West misinterprets this as being “moderate,” when in reality, not all Islamists are as reckless as Al-Qaeda.

“Gradualism in applying the Sharia is a wise requirement to follow,” Qaradawi declared, stating that Mohammed followed it.

The Islamists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood, have always worked in stages. In December, the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badi, outlined six phases: Sharia over the individual; Sharia over the family; Sharia over the society; Sharia over the government; the resurrection of the Caliphate and finally, “mastership of the world.” The Muslim Brotherhood is in the process of completing the fourth phase in Egypt.

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FRANK GAFFNEY: U.S. RESPONSE TO IRAN MAY BE BLUSTER BUT ISRAEL’S WON’T BE

GAFFNEY: No-kidding red lines

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/16/no-kidding-red-lines/print/

“Don’t do it.” That is the message American officials, from President Obama on down, are delivering to their Israeli counterparts in the hope of dissuading the Jewish state from taking a fateful step: attacking Iran to prevent the mullahs’ imminent acquisition of nuclear weapons.

This week, the nation’s top military officer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey, will visit Israel to convey the same message in person. If recent reports of other U.S. demarches are any guide, the general will deliver an insistent warning that Israel must give sanctions more time to work and refrain from acting unilaterally.

Such warnings have become shriller as evidence accumulates that Israel is getting ready to move beyond what is widely believed to be a series of successful – but insufficient – covert actions against the Iranian nuclear program, missile forces and associated personnel.

IDIOT ABROAD: NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SPREAD ON JERUSALEM….SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/ny_times_big_travel_spread_on_jerusalem_through_the_eyes_of_an_anti-zionist_atheist.html

OOOPS!!! THE NEW YORK TIMES INADVERTENTLY INCLUDED A PICTURE THAT DEBUNKS THE “APARTHEID STATE GROUPIES…..SEE IT….BELOW!
NY Times’ big travel spread on Jerusalem through the eyes of an anti-Zionist atheist

The New York Times devotes three full pages in its weekly travel section to Jerusalem seen through the eyes of a writer soured on Israel and Judaism. Naturally one could expect that. This is after all the secular, liberal Times which still hasn’t reconciled itself to the rebirth of a Jewish state.

Right at the start of his article (“Lost in Jerusalem” Jan.15) Matt Gross spells out his peculiar bona fides to tackle Jerusalem as a travel writer. Among all the countries in the world, he writes, “there was only one that I had absolutely zero interest in ever visiting: Israel.”

Why? Because “to me, a deeply secular Jew, Israel has always felt less like a country than a politically iffy burden.”

As for any religious sensibilities and connections, Gross proudly confesses that “I’d tried to put as much distance between myself and Judaism as possible.”

Yet, despite his atheistic, anti-Zionist armature, Gross finds lots of interesting things in Jerusalem. “The Old City turned out to be, at least in terms of geography and architecture, exactly the kind of place where I feel comfortable,” where he was turned on by trying to master the paths of its dense warren, laid out with sense of order.

His first point of special interest is the “Kebab Shop” and then some cybercafés. Because as readers soon discover, Gross may superficially allude to Jerusalem’s great landmarks – Temple Mount, the Via Dolorosa, the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher — but what really turns him on are the restaurants, cafes and bars. Especially the latter where he spends many hours getting half drunk.

MUSLIMS CONVERTING EMPTY EUROPEAN CHURCHES INTO MOSQUES: SOEREN KERN…..SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2761/converting-churches-into-mosques

NO NEED TO TRAVEL OUT OF THE COUNTRY….JUST CHECK OUT TOWNS IN NEW JERSEY…..BAYONNE, JERSEY CITY….FOR THE PROLIFERATION OF STOREFRONT MOSQUES….RSK

Muslims in Europe are increasingly converting empty Christian churches into mosques.The proliferation of mosques housed in former churches reflects the rise of Islam as the fastest growing religion in post-Christian Europe.

There are now more practicing Muslims than practicing Christians in many parts of Europe, not only in large urban centers, but also in smaller towns and cities across the continent.

As Islam replaces Christianity as the dominant religion in Europe, more and more churches are set to become mosques, which increasingly serve not only as religious institutions but also function as the foundational political building blocks for the establishment of separate, parallel Muslim communities in Europe that are based on Islamic Sharia law.

The latest churches destined to become mosques are located in Germany, where the Roman Catholic Church has announced plans to close up to six churches in Duisburg, an industrial city in northwestern part of the country, due to falling church attendance.

YOEL MELTZER: DIVIDE AND RULE ISRAEL?

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4176432,00.html

Divide and Rule Israel by Yoel Meltzer

Historically one of the most effective ways for overcoming an opponent is to employ the tactic of “divide and conquer.” Whether on the battlefield or on the playing field, this all-purpose method can be adapted to fit nearly any situation.

Interestingly, the Hebrew translation of this popular phrase is “divide and rule.” In light of recent events in Israel it is clear that the Hebrew translation is far more suitable for this society, as the name of the game in Israel is not to conquer per se but simply to rule.

Seen from this angle, a clear pattern can be discerned from the onslaught of negativity being transmitted to the Israeli public for the last month or so. Although societal problems do exist here and no one is suggesting that they be swept under the carpet, the image being depicted of a country that is dominated by extremist religious elements threatening to turn Israel into the second coming of Iran is a far cry from the reality of life in Israel.

REHABILITATING THE NAZIS FOR FUN AND FROLICS IN SOME UK QUARTERS

http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2012/01/british-university-investigates-alleged.html

British University Investigates Alleged Assault On Jewish Student During Nazi-themed Game
It seems that rehabilitating the Nazis for fun and frolics is becoming quite the trend in some British quarters, even (it’s alleged) among members of the Athletics Union of that bastion of leftism, the London School of Economics (LSE), during a ski trip to Val d’Isère in December.

The LSE’s student newspaper, The Beaver, reports:

‘LSE students are facing disciplinary action after participating in a Nazi-themed drinking game during the Athletics Union’s ski trip… Later in the night, two students were engaged in an altercation, one of whom sustained a broken nose from the incident.

‘Nazi Ring of Fire’ involved arranging cards on the table in the shape of a Swastika, and required players to “Salute the Fuhrer.” A video featuring students making antisemitic comments was uploaded to Facebook, but has since been removed….

WAR HORSE’S ASS..AUTHOR MICHAEL MORPURGO ACCUSES ISRAEL OF SHOOTING PALARAB KIDS LIKE A VIDEO GAME IN HIS BLOG

http://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/war-horse-writer-michael-morpurgo-israel-shoots-palestinian-children-like-video-game/
War Horse writer Michael Morpurgo: Israel shoots Palestinian children “like a video game”.

The film of War Horse, adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, has just been released in the UK, [and Australia]but as well as horses being killed on screen there is something else for filmgoers to cry into their popcorn over. Morpurgo is happy to repeat vicious lies about Israel without seeming to bother checking facts.Last February Morpurgo was given the honour of reciting the Richard Dimbleby lecture, which has been delivered by an influential figure every year since 1972, and he chose to speak on the lack of childrens’ rights around the world. He pointed out that 8 million children a year die before the age of 5. As he said, “that’s a holocaust of children every year”. He also mentioned that “69 million children never go to school” and that “3.5 million children in our own country are still mired in poverty”.

Most of those 8 million children die from AIDS, war, malaria, malnutrition and other diseases in Africa. But Morpurgo failed to say anything about that, instead choosing to spend a large portion of this high profile speech on the darlings of the left, the Palestinians, and invoking the modern day version of the anti-Semitic blood libel. He relied on statements of those with an anti-Israel agenda.

A “NAZI DRINKING PARTY” ??? FROM LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS STUDENTS

By Richard Alleyne, Murray Wardrop

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9016483/Students-face-censure-after-playing-Nazi-drinking-game-and-attacking-Jewish-student.html

The group at the London School of Economics (LSE) played “Nazi Ring of Fire” during a ski trip to Val d’Isère.But if playing the game – which involves having cards arranged in a swastika and participants “saluting the Führer” – was not bad enough they also attacked a Jewish man who complained that it was offensive.

A brawl, which was filmed, left the undergraduate with a broken nose, it was claimed. The incident was condemned by the Students’ Union and the Jewish Society and is being investigated.

A spokesman for the university said: “These are disturbing allegations relating to events which took place on a foreign trip organised by the Students’ Union.

“Both the SU and LSE are investigating these events and are prepared to take disciplinary action if the allegations are shown to be true.”

The incident took place during the skiing trip between Dec 9 and 17 organised by the Athletics Union. A number of students were playing the game – a variation of a game called Ring of Fire – but modified it to include references to Nazis. Tensions escalated when a 20-year-old Jewish student complained that the game was offensive and was allegedly ridiculed for his comments. He was then involved in a brawl with a fellow student which left him with a broken nose.