JIHAD FOR JULIA: EILEEN TOPLANSKY

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/jihad_for_julia.html

Remember the “Life of Julia” advertisement that Obama posted before the election? It documented how the government would take care of Julia from the age of three until she was 67 years of age. Even MSNBC’s Willie Geist asserted that “[n]o one wants to think that from the age of three they [sic] are going to need the government to take care of them.”

Though many fell for the “war on women” campaign, it is important to highlight what a crass political move it was and to call Barack Obama out on his alleged concern for women — especially those in the Middle East, who are now under physical as well as psychological assault.

Ruth Whitehead at the Daily Mail explains that “Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi.” Additionally, “the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.”

Notwithstanding this ongoing development, the Obama administration refuses to comment on Morsi’s totalitarian grip on power. The Egyptian draft constitution, which was passed, includes a measure that will keep sharia law as the nation’s main source of legislation. Without a doubt, this will bring restrictions on freedom of speech and on women’s rights. Christians have already been excluded from the vote concerning the constitution.

Thus, a little Egyptian girl born today named Jendayi (which means thankful) will one day grow to know only the following sharia-enforced laws, as elucidated by Syed Kamran Mirza.

A marriage that can take place any time after birth and be consummated at the age of eight or nine years old.
If Jendayi should be rebellious in any way, this gives her husband permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.
Since there is no common property between a husband and a wife, if the husband dies, his property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
A woman inherits half what a man inherits.
A man has the right to have up to four wives, and the wife has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.
The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs. Thus, Jendayi is objectified as simply a reproductive machine.
A man is allowed to have sex with slave women. Indeed, slavery still exists in the Arab world.
If the enslaved woman is married, her own marriage is annulled.
The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man — that is, two women are equal to one man.
A woman loses custody of her children if she remarries.
A rapist may be required only to pay the bride-money or dowry without marrying the rape victim.
A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” or a sexual organ.
A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women.
The perpetrators of genocide, mass rape, and plunder will not be punished if they repent.
To prove rape, a woman must have four male witnesses. Furthermore, any woman’s testimony is not accepted.
A Muslim man’s life is worth 33 times that of a Hindu woman in paying “blood money” or compensation.

SHOSHANA BRYEN: ISRAEL IS BACK TO BEING WHAT DANIEL BERNARD CALLED “A SHI.TY LITTLE COUNTRY”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/back_to_being_a_shty_little_country.html Before Israel sat in the UN dock facing Mahmoud Abbas, a man who denied the Holocaust in his doctoral dissertation and denies the link between Jews, the land of Israel, and Jerusalem, the Israeli government said the Palestinian statehood gambit would not be cost free. The UN pronounced itself open to the idea of […]

PENTAGON PEACOCKS: G. MURPHY DONOVAN ON WAR AND PETRAEUS AND THE MYTH….*****

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/pentagon_peacocks.html

“This is a chap who probably never saw a firefight, and then at a distance, until very late in his career. Yet he and the Joint Chiefs still need forklifts to get dressed in the morning. Such are the hazards of softening “soldiers” at Princeton instead of hardening them in combat.”

The David Petraeus saga is another urban legend — a myth about a great man felled by a single flaw or indiscretion. The truth is that Petraeus is a bit player in a larger, uglier drama: the political corruption of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and of that exclusive four-star glut that sits atop the military. And the rot didn’t start with Petraeus.

Recall Army Chief-of-Staff George Casey taking to the airways to rationalize the Fort Hood Islamist massacre in 2009. Somehow “diversity” and Muslim sensitivities were more important than the danger of domestic sedition and the threat to troop safety on American bases. Casey was launched at the Sunday chat shows, like the more recent Susan Rice mendacity tour, to spin a politically correct message.

And then there was Admiral Mike Mullen leading the charge for sex with any sex a year later on the E-Ring at the Pentagon. Say what you will about booty call as a “civil right,” but gender choice is not a significant national security issue in the middle of a shooting war. The legality of relationships is a social issue that should be addressed by an elected yet too often cowardly Congress, not by the appointed military brass. And while the JCS was riding point for preferences, nobody seemed to notice, or care about, failure in all those Muslim Wars.

Indeed, a four-star public relations campaign reinvented the English language to avoid words like “victory.” The new word for retreat is “drawdown.” And real goals like winning or victory have been corrupted with terms like “nation-building” or, worse still, military gibberish like “transition.” Euphemism is the first refuge of analytical cowards. The CIA, if not the entire Intelligence community, takes a bow here too. Only a loser needs to create another word for failure.

RAHEEM KASSAM: FOR BRITAIN, ISRAEL’S ACTIONS ARE UNPALATABLE, FOR ISRAEL BRITAIN’S REACTION IS UNCONSCIONABLE

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2195/israel_s_irrationality_is_our_fault Britain has a major problem and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is clearly tied up in knots about it. On the one hand, you have a strong and legitimate will to solve the issue of Palestinian statehood. The problem isn’t going away and last week’s UN General Assembly vote cemented the fact that the […]

LAWRENCE J. HAAS: MORSI SWEET TALKS THE WEST

http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2203/morsi_sweet_talks_the_west or decades, some of the Arab region’s leading figures have sent sharply different messages to the West than to their own people, hoping to secure the best of both worlds from their rhetorical duplicity. To U.S. and other Western leaders, they portrayed themselves as tolerant and peace-loving, interested in curbing violence and solving problems. […]

SHAI AFSAI: THE ETHIOPIAN JEWISH FESTIVAL IN JERUSALEM….LOVELY STORY

http://www.jewishideasdaily.com/5493/features/the-sigd-festival-comes-home-to-jerusalem/ “Last year,” said Orly Sahalo, a 21-year-old Israeli of Ethiopian descent, “I arrived only at the end, and I missed out.” She was talking about the Sigd festival, which recently took place in Jerusalem. In Amharic, the lingua franca of Ethiopia, “Sigd” means prostration. On the Sigd, Ethiopian Jews, before their mass immigration to […]

CAN FAITH WIN? ON THE GLAZOV GANG

Can Faith Win? — on The Glazov Gang
by Jamie Glazov
Paul Crowshaw, Mike Finch and Dwight Schultz ponder whether God-fearing conservatives are on the losing side in this culture war.
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/jamie-glazov/the-power-of-prager-on-the-glazov-gang/

ANDREW McCARTHY: MORE ON MORSI AND SHARIA AND THE TURKISH MODEL

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/334826 In Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, which is generously reviewed by VDH in the current edition of NR, I argue that Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood will follow (and is following) the trail blazed by Turkey’s Islamist prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Brotherhood-influenced party, the AKP. This path is called […]

BRANDON MARLON: A MODEST PROPOSAL…ANNEXATION AND WITHDRAWAL

http://www.algemeiner.com/2012/12/04/annexation-and-withdrawal-a-modest-proposal/

Israel, you are not the world’s piñata; end the masochism. It’s enough already.

When is enough really enough? For the State of Israel, apparently, still not yet.

Israeli military occupation over the “West Bank” is a 45-year-old mistake and must now end with Israel’s official annexation of the Jewish heartland. There should also be a withdrawal, not from any land but from the United Nations.

For the sake of Jewish identity, heritage, and history – and of Israeli security and survivability – Israel should immediately assert sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and west Menasheh), granting Palestinian Arabs the dignified options of permanent residency status or emigration with compensation.

Those Arabs who wish to remain should be allowed to do so and enjoy the rights of permanent residents while fulfilling the attendant responsibilities. Those who wish to leave should be paid fair market value for their property, plus a reasonable sum to cover moving expenses to Jordan (Palestine) or elsewhere. Those who insist on violence should be dealt with accordingly.

Israel should also withdraw immediately from the United Nations (whose full name seems more accurately to be UNAI, the United Nations Against Israel) and help found a robust league of democracies, a new body where human rights violators don’t preside over human rights councils and where blocs of Islamists and communists don’t dictate to progressive republics. The UN might have arguably been the greatest endeavor man ever embarked upon; instead, it is a tiresome farce run by malevolent circus clowns. This is one club to which the Jew, and the Jewish State, should not belong and not wish to belong.

These are no extreme measures; rather, they are reasonable and moderate propositions representing nothing more than common sense. Such steps ought to have been taken long ago.

Whatever Israel does or does not do, it will face global condemnation. Therefore, it only stands to reason that it should do what is necessary and proper for its fundamental needs as the Jewish national home, and act both domestically and internationally with self-respect and determination on behalf of all its citizens and residents, Jewish or otherwise. Acting with halfheartedness and trepidation invites the world’s contempt like nothing else.

Israel, you are not the world’s piñata; end the masochism. It’s enough already.

STEVEN J. ROSEN: KUWAIT’S EXPULSIONS OF PALESTINIAN ARABS…..SEE NOTE PLEASE

http://www.meforum.org/3391/kuwait-expels-palestinians

JORDAN’S QUEENIE RANIA’S FAMILY WAS ACTUALLY EXPELLED FROM KUWAIT ALTHOUGH SHE BILLS HERSELF AS A PALARAB “REFUGEE’….PART OF THE ONGOING HASHEMITE SCAM ……RSK

Much has been made of the Palestinian exodus of 1948. Yet during their decades of dispersal, the Palestinians have experienced no less traumatic ordeals at the hands of their Arab brothers. As early as the mid-1950s, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Libya expelled striking Palestinian workers. In 1970, Jordan expelled some 20,000 Palestinians and demolished their camps; in 1994-95, Libya expelled tens of thousands of long-term Palestinian residents in response to the Oslo process; and after the 2003 Iraq war, some 21,000 Palestinians fled the country in response to a systematic terror and persecution campaign. As recently as 2007, Beirut effectively displaced 31,400 Palestinian refugees when the Lebanese army destroyed the Nahr el Bared refugee camp during fighting between the militant Fatal al-Islam group and the Lebanese army.[1]