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Will Egyptian “Liberals” Condemn Blasphemy Sentence of Coptic Christian Blogger? Posted By Andrew Bostom

http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/2012/12/12/will-egyptian-liberals-condemn-blasphemy-sentence-of-coptic-christian-blogger/ Reuters is reporting [1] (12/12/12) that a court in Cairo has sentenced Coptic Christian blogger Alber Saber to a three year imprisonment for alleged “blasphemy and contempt of religion.” The offense for which Saber was convicted was sharing on Facebook the amateurish “Innocence of Muslims [2]” trailer—a film accurately [3] depicting some of the […]



WASHINGTON, December 12, 2012 – Irving Berlin wrote White Christmas, the most popular Christmas song of all time. Berlin came from Russia. His original name was Israel Beilin.

Emma Lazarus wrote the sonnet The New Colossus that welcomes refugees seeking shelter: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is now enshrined in the Statue of Liberty, and remains a beacon to the world. Emma Lazarus was the daughter of Moses and Esther Lazarus.

Biblical Moses, in marble, stands throughout Washington’s government buildings as the model of justice, righteousness and freedom. From Moses in the flesh we have the call from Leviticus that tolls forth from our Liberty Bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout the LAND unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

The Jewish influence upon America is indelible. Upon this good American earth Jews and Christians live in harmony as in few other places. Throughout the generations, Jews overseas packed their bags as swiftly as did Christians to escape prejudice, intolerance and persecution. In so many places outside America it is best to keep silent lest you be overheard and denounced.

This place, America, is the House of Refuge.

The Puritans fled discrimination to embark upon an Exodus of their own. They viewed the Israelites as ancestors. King James I was their Pharaoh. The Atlantic Ocean was their Red Sea. They landed upon this, their New Canaan. Washington was their Moses. John Adams was their Joshua.



A Doctor Without Borders
An Atlanta physician retires after building a network that treats Jewish patients from Ukraine to Ethiopia

Last month, a 29-year-old man from a small village in Ethiopia awoke in a suburban Atlanta hospital. Hours before, doctors had performed on his heart life-saving triple-valve surgery, the first ever at this medical center. Still bleary-eyed, Eyasu Minas Woldekirkos was told he was going to live—and he didn’t have to pay a dime for the operation. Everything was donated, from his flight to America to the operation to the valves themselves—a gift orchestrated by Jewish Healthcare International, a nonprofit helmed by an Atlanta physician named Stephen Kutner.

What did Kutner do after hearing about Woldekirkos’ successful operation? He retired.
“It’s time for a new generation,” the 79-year-old doctor recently told Tablet. “I’m a free agent now.”

Being a free agent doesn’t mean Kutner plans to have much free time. He’s already been appointed to the board of governors at the Jewish Agency, and he’s working on a number of medical projects with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. He has two sons—David works in construction sales in Alabama, and Rob writes comedy for Conan in Los Angeles—and four grandkids who occupy what’s left of his spare time. So, retiring from the organization he founded a decade ago is more a shift in focus than a traditional retirement.



The Wall Street Journal reports this week about a new draft handbook for US troops in Afghanistan designed to prevent their Afghan “partners” from murdering them. (And yes, we’ve seen this same material before.)

The problem, according to the Army, is “ignorance of, or lack of empathy for Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms” on the part of US troops.

The solution, according to the Army, is for troops to accept these same Muslim and/or Afghan norms — or else be killed. In effect, then, Uncle Sam is ordering Americans to submit to Islam or die — exactly the choice offered to infidels vanquished by jihad. As far I can tell, the main difference is Uncle Sam will require them to salute while submitting.

I simplify, of course, but I do not exaggerate. Say, Joe American hears about boys being sodomized by Afghan Army personnel. Such pederasty is in accordance with “Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norms.” According to Uncle Sam, Joe American must say nothing, must ignore the issue altogether — or risk being killed.

Say Joe American observes the enslavement of Muslim and/or Afghan women — another “Muslim and/or Afghan cultural norm.” It makes Joe mad. But zip it, Joe — or die.

Christians and Jews who have lived under Islamic law across the centuries would recognize the diminished state of the American soldier circa 2012 as that of the classic dhimmi: the non-Muslim subject to Islamic law; his silence, his acquiesence the humiliating price of existence. Similarities to the janissaries, the Islamized forces stolen as children from Christian populations by the Ottomans to enforce Islamic law under the caliph, are also increasingly evident.

Israel Must Repudiate the Current Version of the Myth of Two Lands For Two People : Frederic Leder

http://www.jewishledger.com/2012/12/israel-must-repudiate-the-current-version-of-the-myth-of-two-lands-for-two-people/ The “two-state solution” on land between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea — the official policy of Israel and the United States as presently understood — is unworkable, unrealistic and unacceptable. It rests on a false version of history and as long as it and its accompanying myths are perpetuated, it stands in the […]


Kim deals blow to Obama’s ‘strategic patience’
Yonhap News Agency
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
North Korea’s apparent success of a multi-stage rocket launch will deal a blow to President Obama’s “strategic patience” of waiting for Pyongyang to change its course first, while an emboldened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now holds more cards. Read more…
GOP slams Obama’s North Korea appeasement
The Hill
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
GOP slams Obama’s North Korea appeasement
The GOP chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed President Obama after North Korea launched a long-range rocket. “The Obama Administration’s policies of appeasement through proposed talks over the past four years has done nothing to deter North Korean aggression,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said. Read more…
North Korea takes giant step in arms quest
USA Today
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
North Korea’s launch of a long-range rocket in defiance of international warnings prompted denunciations from the U.S. and its allies as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a giant step forward in its quest to develop the technology to deliver a nuclear warhead. Read more…
North Korea rocket launch universally condemned
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Russia expressed “deep regret” over North Korea’s rocket launch. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei expressed regret over North Korea’s long-range rocket launch, calling on Pyongyang to abide by United Nations Security Council resolutions. Read more…
Smugglers use cannon to shoot drugs across border
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Over 30 cans of marijuana were shot into Yuma, Ariz., using a cannon, Customs and Border Protection officials said. Read more…
Israel holding Palestinians’ tax money until March
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel’s foreign minister said. Read more…
Iran indicts 18 U.S. officials on terrorism charges
Associated Press
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Iran’s deputy judiciary chief says the Islamic Republic has issued indictments against 18 unnamed current and former American officials on charges of involvement in “crimes against Iran.” Read more…
Senate Democrats urge delay of Obamacare tax
Washington Examiner
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed. Read more…
Cities quietly eavesdrop on public bus passengers
The Daily
Monday, December 10, 2012
Government officials are quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers. Read more…

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http://frontpagemag.com/2012/daniel-flynn/end-times-for-michigans-big-labor-racket/print/ “If you seek a pleasant peninsula,” Michigan’s state motto informs, “look about you.” This may have rung true when the state’s founding fathers settled on these words 177 years ago. It doesn’t now. The Mayan 2012 prophecy came true for labor bosses Tuesday night. Rick Snyder, the governor of a state known for its […]


http://frontpagemag.com/2012/mark-tapson/inside-the-muslim-brotherhood-torture-chambers/print/ the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, whom the Times continues to describe as “moderate politicians.” According to journalist Mohamad Jarehi at the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, who spent three hours in the facilities with other journalists, the Muslim Brotherhood operates a network of torture chambers designed to violently intimidate President Mohammed Morsi’s opposition. This report comes […]



“The Western leaders of 2012, like their ancient Roman counterparts, have come to admire the virtues of the savage more than the virtues of their own civilization. By 2030 it will be clearer than ever whether the outcome of their halfhearted campaigns to civilize the savages with doses of democracy and civic institutions will have led to civilized savages or the savaging of civilizations.Is this world of 2030 inevitable? Not at all, but considering current trends and policies, it is a far more likely outcome than the end of Islamic terrorism.”

In time for Christmas, the National Intelligence Council is predicting that Islamic terrorism will come to an end by 2030. And that seems reasonable. What room will there be for headchopping barbarians in the enlightened world of tomorrow where food comes in pill form, flying cars take you around the country in a minute and everyone follows international law? By 2034, the last murder will have taken place and by 2042, a scientific cure will be found for crime. By 2051, even bad thoughts will have been eliminated.

In the real world, by 2030, there will be countless emirates, many no more than small terrorist groups, but some of which control sizable territories. Mali shows us how a dedicated Islamist militia backed by oil money can create its own Afghanistan. And once it has its emirate, then like any good bunch of robber barons, the Islamist militia will take a cut of the drug trade, kidnap foreigners for ransom and shake down the international community for foreign aid.

By 2030 there will be a hundred miniature Afghanistans across Africa and the Middle East, with peacekeeping forces composed of a combination of local militaries and NATO troops trying to push them out. There will be drones over the skies of a hundred deserts fighting Toyota pickup trucks with bands of hooded men firing machine guns. There will be wire transfers from a dozen Islamic finance institutions wending their way from the great oil economies of the Persian Gulf, and American soldiers, most of whom will have more in common with the special forces operator than the infantryman, who have never seen a conventional war fought in their lifetime, heading in on another rescue mission in the territory of a Terror Emirate.