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Dingbats for Dhimmi

I wasn’t sure there was more to say about the shameful, degrading climbdown by Brandeis University over their invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali—but that if there was, Phyllis Chesler would be the one to say it:

The Brandeis professors who demanded that Ayaan Hirsi Ali be “immediately” dis-invited wrote that “we are filled with shame at the suggestion that (Hirsi Ali’s) above-quoted sentiments express Brandeis’s values.”

Eight[y] seven professors or 29% of the Brandeis faculty signed this letter. These professors teach Physics, Anthropology, Near Eastern and Jewish Studies, English, Economics, Music, Film, Computer Science, Math, Sociology, Education—and Women and Gender Studies. Four percent of the signatories teach Anthropology, 6% teach Near Eastern and Jewish Studies, 9% teach Physics—and 21% teach Women and Gender Studies.

In my 2005 book, The Death of Feminism, this is precisely what I was talking about, namely, the feminist departure from universal human rights, a greater focus on anti-racism than on anti-sexism, and a deadly multi-cultural relativism. These Brandeis feminists, both male and female, are defending Islamist supremacism, (which is not a race), and attacking an African Somali women, who happens to be a feminist hero.

Feminists have called Hirsi Ali an “Islamophobe” and a “racist” many times for defending Western values such as women’s rights, gay rights, human rights, freedom of religion, the importance of intellectual diversity, etc.

The 1960s-early 1970s feminism I once championed — and still do — was first taken over by Marxists and ideologically “Stalinized.” It was then conquered again by Islamists and ideologically “Palestinianized.”

Feminists became multi-cultural relativists and as such, refused to criticize other cultures, including misogyny within those other cultures.

To be fair to the libbers, the same psychosis came to afflict many leftists. Liberal Jews have been similarly “Stalinized” and “Palestinianized”. Just as Stalin (and, later, the Palestinians) intended (Lenin’s “useful idiots”). Stalin and the Arabs were so successful, feminists at Brandeis turned on a feminist victim of Islamofascism, Jews have turned on Israeli victims of Islamic terrorism, and the Obama Left has turned on the nation that is greatest defender of liberty in the world.

Heckuva job, Uncle Joe!

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The Problem With Leftist Jews In America

Brandeis reneges on promised honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

This is shameful.

After growing criticism, Brandeis University cancelled its plan to present an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a fierce critic of Islam, reported The New York Times.

Hirsi Ali, also a women’s rights activist, has called the religion “a destructive, nihilistic cult of death” in the past.

“We cannot overlook that certain of her past statements are inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values,” the university said in a statement.

The decision came eight days after the university had announced that Hirsi Ali would be honored at its commencement ceremony on May 18.

Unlike inviting a speaker with provocative views to lecture for the sake of diversity, awarding an honorary degree implies endorsement of the recipients views and work.

Criticism of the plan to honor Hirsi Ali grew among a handful of bloggers, and was then picked up by a Brandeis student who started an online petition on Change.org. The petition garnered thousands of signatures, reported the Times.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations then encouraged its members to complain to the school, and sent a letter to the university president Frederick Lawrence, calling Hirsi Ali a “notorious Islamophobe.”

In its statement Brandeis apologized for any offense caused, saying they “were not aware of” her statements on Islam.

Hirsi Ali is a Somali native who has spoken out against the practice of female genital mutilation – a procedure she underwent as a child – and about an arranged marriage she was almost forced into by her family.

She later received political asylum in the Netherlands and was elected to the Dutch Parliament. She is currently a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali wrote her autobiography, Infidel, in which she describes growing up in Somalia and later in Mecca, the genital mutilation she suffered as a little girl at the hands of her grandmother, the life she lead as a refugee in Europe and her eventual ascension to the level of Parliament in The Netherlands. She worked on the movie, Submission, with Theo Van Gogh, you remember, the one that got him butchered in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam by an Islamic lunatic. He was nearly decapitated. After that, she underwent 24 hour security. But her lovely Dutch neighbors complained about the disruption the security forces were causing, and the Dutch government responded by revoking her citizenship. I kid you not.

This is her latest venture:

Brandeis, I have never been so disappointed in you.

- Aggie

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Religion of Pieces

It’s too early in the day to link to the stories themselves, but I think you should know that a suicide bomber in an Afghanistan market turned human beings to chunks and spray. And Somali Islamists beheaded two women on suspicions of being Christian. While making their children watch.

And it’s not even breakfast.

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Ship of Fools

Reader Jeanette sent us this graphic from the IDF:

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I’m not sure why the lying ayatollahs took such a circuitous route. Doubtless to throw off the scent.

Nice try:

The world will see the Iranian leaders for the liars that they are when the captured ship Iran sent to the Gaza Strip with Syrian missiles arrives in Eilat in the coming days, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday.

“The government in Iran says that everything is lies,” Netanyahu said after visiting the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. “In another few days, the ship will arrive in Eilat, and we will see who is the liar. We will reveal before the whole world the true face of Iran.”

“Did you ever hear about Iran sending a humanitarian delegation overseas? No?” Netanyahu said during his speech. “You know why? You know why you haven’t heard anything about that? Because the only thing that Iran sends abroad are rockets, terrorists and missiles to murder, maim and menace the innocent.”

Netanyahu, wrapping up his five-day visit to the US at the Museum of Tolerance, said that while there, he had seen the letter Hitler wrote calling for the destruction of the Jews.

“Iran today is calling for the destruction of Israel,” he said. “Then there were also those who did not want to believe. We take them seriously. When someone says they want to destroy the Jews, take them seriously, prepare, and warn the world,” he said.

Good advice. We will.

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Temple Rout

If you’re a Nazi (and I’m not accusing anybody), you probably have no problem with the policy that Jews are unwelcome at their holiest site.

Everyone else should have a problem:

Tuesday night saw an historic Knesset debate on the issue of freedom of religion and Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.

The debate was the initiative of Likud MK Moshe Feiglin, a long-time campaigner for Jewish rights on the Temple Mount, where non-Muslim prayers are currently forbidden.

Feiglin attacked the discriminatory management of the holy site, which is under the de facto rule of the Waqf. Jews are often forbidden from entering and arrested for having religious or national symbols.

“Behind the back of the people we have given up on any Israeli sovereignty on the Mount,” remarked Feiglin. “Any terror organization can wave its flag there — the flag of Israel? Don’t mention it even. And a verse of Psalms is pretext for an arrest. The police even recommend taking the kippah off your head.”

“When we run from the Mount we lose the legitimacy to our presence in Tel Aviv,” argued Feiglin.

“I call on the government of Israel to stop the discrimination and embarrassment of Jews in entering the Mount and on the site,” declared Feiglin. He further called on the government “to allow free access to all Jews to the Temple Mount from every gate, and prayer on the Mount, as required by it being part of the state of Israel, the Jewish state,” which stipulates freedom of worship.

And it wasn’t just Feiglin, for once:

MK Shuli Muallem (Jewish Home) stepped in by reading a letter written by Netanyahu in 1994, before his first term as prime minister.

In the letter Netanyahu wrote “the right of the Jewish people over its holy site – the Temple Mount – can not be questioned; I think that Jewish prayer rights at the site must be arranged, all the more so because we give freedom of religion to all religions in Jerusalem.”

Of course, you know what happened last time Israel tried to assert a smidgen of authority over the Temple Mount:

On September 28, 2000, Likud leader Ariel Sharon went to visit the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest place, which Muslims have renamed Haram al-Sharif and regard as Islam’s third holiest place. Since that time, Palestinians have engaged in a violent insurrection that has been dubbed the “al-Aksa intifada.”

Palestinian spokesmen maintained the violence was caused by the desecration of a Muslim holy place – Haram al-Sharif – by Sharon and the “thousands of Israeli soldiers” who accompanied him. The violence, they said, was carried out through unprovoked attacks by Israeli forces, which invaded Palestinian-controlled territories and “massacred” defenseless Palestinian civilians, who merely threw stones in self-defense.

In fact, Israel’s Internal Security Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami permitted Sharon to visit the Temple Mount only after calling Palestinian security chief Jabril Rajoub and receiving his assurance that if Sharon did not enter the mosques, no problems would arise. The need to protect Sharon arose when Rajoub later said that the Palestinian police would do nothing to prevent violence during the visit.

Sharon did not attempt to enter any mosques and his 34 minute visit was conducted during normal hours when the area is open to tourists. Palestinian youths — eventually numbering around 1,500 — shouted slogans in an attempt to inflame the situation. Some 1,500 Israeli police were present at the scene to forestall violence.

There were limited disturbances during Sharon’s visit, mostly involving stone throwing. During the remainder of the day, outbreaks of stone throwing continued on the Temple Mount and in the vicinity, leaving 28 Israeli policemen injured, three of whom were hospitalized. There are no accounts of Palestinian injuries on that day. Significant and orchestrated violence was initiated by Palestinians the following day following Friday prayers.

As violence escalated over the following days and weeks, the Palestinians and the media blamed Sharon for the violence.

Which libel accompanied him for the rest of his days. Unquestioned by the media.

There is so much evidence of what happens when Israel tries to accommodate Arab occupiers and Western elites. No good deed goes unpunished. Enough. No more.

More of this:

Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett recently appeared on the BBC, where he argued the two-state solution has failed, and that Israel needs to reaffirm its Jewish nature.

“Three times already we handed land over to the Arabs and within days they started shooting at us missiles. It’s not working apparently,” emphasized the Economics Minister.

“We’ve been in this land way longer than Americans have been in American land and the British have been in British land,” remarked Bennett.

Period.

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Pearl Before Swine

You remember Daniel Pearl. At least as he was before Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (or someone else who doubtless includes Mohammed among his myriad names) dismembered him.

His savage, subhuman (to borrow from that reprobate Ted Nugent) butchering was filmed for all eternity lest anyone doubt that he was killed for one reason only: “My father’s Jewish, my mother’s Jewish, I’m Jewish. My family follows Judaism.” Those were his last words.

But our UN Ambassador has a different take:

Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.

Huh?

With whom did Daniel Pearl have to recon—… Huh?

What violence did he—… Huh?

She sounds like Governor Deval Patrick, who summarized the terrorist mass-murders of 9/11 as “”a failure of human understanding.” His solution? To “learn to love each other.”

The cluelessness and denial of these people is not merely sickening; it is dangerous. To the extent that a governor of a no-account state like Massachusetts (which only gave you John Kerry, Mike Dukakis, Elizabeth Warren, and a succession of Kennedys) and a UN Ambassador have any responsibility for our safety or standing in the world, these comments—and the beliefs they betray—are dangerous.

Oh, Ambassador Powers: if “individual accountability” really counted for anything, Bill Clinton would be in the stocks in Dupont Circle to this day. With Hillary locked up at his side. Just to make each other miserable.

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Goofus and Gallant

Goofus ships arms to an inter-Arab (intra-Arab?) civil war.

Gallant opens a hospital to treat people who hate him and his kind:


[It's mostly in Hebrew and Arabic, but you get the picture.]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited a field hospital on the Golan Heights treating Syria’s wounded as part of a campaign to unveil “the true face of Iran” on Tuesday.

“On the day that the world powers are opening talks in Vienna with Iran it is important for the world to see pictures from this place,” he said. “This place separates the good in the world from the evil in the world.”

The good, he said, was Israel, which “saves lives from the daily slaughter taking place in Syria. This is the true face of Israel.”

The evil, he continued, is Iran, which is arming those carrying out the slaughter. “That is Iran’s true face,” he said. “All the children wounded, to say nothing of those killed, , were harmed as a result of Iran arming, funding, and instructing the Assad regime on the mass slaughter it is carrying out.”

“From here,” Netanyahu continued, “I want to say to the world, with the renewal of the talks, that Iran has not changed its aggressive policies. Iran has not changed its cruel character, Iran continues to support the Assad regime which is slaughtering its citizens. This is the true face of Iran, and the world must not forget that.”

And the true face of the world looks the other way.

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Made in Bethlehem, Shared With Damascus

Snuffed in Alexandria:

Four members of a Christian family of Syrian origin living in Alexandria, Egypt, were stabbed to death Monday. A man was seen walking out of their apartment holding a black plastic bag.

The father of the family, 44, who was employed in one of Sharm el-Sheikh’s hotels, was found stabbed in the stomach, the chest and the shoulder. His 35-year-old wife was stabbed in the neck, and so was the husband’s 43-year-old sister. [Six-year-old among members of a family stabbed to death.] The murderers started a fire in the kitchen, in an apparent attempt to set the entire apartment aflame and destroy evidence.

The large Christian community in Egypt, which numbers about 10 million people, has increasingly been coming under attack from Muslims in the last few years. Many Christians have been murdered and wounded, and over 100 churches, homes and businesses owned by Christians have been attacked, with some being burned down.

The Egyptian regime has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist forces for these attacks.

Sure, why not blame the MoBros?

But it’s getting hard to tell the terrorists without a scorecard.

Security sources have confirmed that the explosion on the Egyptian side of the Taba crossing on Sunday was carried out by a suicide bomber. Four civilians were killed and 15 were injured in the incident. A fifth body, that of the suicide bomber who set off the explosion, was also found in the rubble.

According to investigators, the terrorist set off the bomb when the bus was just a few meters from the crossing into Israel through the Taba gate crossing. The bus was to have continued on to the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat. The driver got off the bus to arrange paperwork with border guards when an unidentified man approached the vehicle and blew himself up, witnesses said.

An Al Qaeda-inspired group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack, and released a statement on Twitter vowing to continue its fight against Egypt’s military-led government.

“We will continue to hurt the leaders in Egypt, the economy, the tourism and the gas,” the statement read.

What happened to “No Blood for Oil”?

Maybe President Obama, being twice burned, is thrice shy about even mentioning the Middle East anymore. Still, you’d think his… let me make sure I get this right… Christian faith would command him to speak on behalf of a persecuted minority.

Guess not.

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Bad News, Good News

First, the bad news (lots of it, unfortunately):

Anti-Semitic attacks have become regular events in Turkey. In December, after leaving an anti-corruption rally in Istanbul, a young woman was attacked by 10 to 15 supporters of Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan who had just left a support rally for the premier.

They accused her of being a Jew, as they beat her up.

In an interview with The Times of Israel, Turkish opposition MP Ayken Kerdemir said that Erdogan has cultivated Turkish anti-Semitism. “He is not only capitalizing on the existing sentiments, Kerdemir explained. Erdogan is “fueling some of that anti-Israel and anti-Semitic feeling… with his rhetoric, conspiracy theories, campaign slogans and actions.”

Erdogan’s anti-Semitism is not opportunistic. He isn’t simply exploiting a popular prejudice for his own benefit. He is an anti-Semite. And his anti-Semitism informs his behavior toward Israel.

In May 2010, Erdogan sponsored the pro-Hamas flotilla to Gaza whose aim was to undermine Israel’s lawful maritime blockade of the terrorist-controlled Gaza coast. The flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, was controlled by the al-Qaida-aligned IHH organization. Its passengers included terrorists who, armed with iron bars, knives and other weaponry tried to kill IDF naval commandos when they boarded the Gaza-bound ship to enforce the blockade. In the ensuing battle, the commandos killed nine IHH terrorists.

That would be a good day, in my book. But no, in upside-down town, Israel’s enforcement of international law, and their ridding the world of human filth (my description) earned them time in the world’s penalty box. After application of American muscle, Netanyahu agreed to apologize and to compensate the families of the “victims”.

Now, the good news:

Talks eventually did start. And according to Israeli sources, they were about to conclude this week. Netanyahu was beginning to build political support for his decision to agree to Turkey’s demand for a massive $20 million settlement of claims against Israel by the dead terrorists’ families.

But then Erdogan walked away.

Whew! Twenty million dollars nearly flushed down the toilet! Close call. You can desalinate a lot of seawater for 20 mill; plant a lot of trees; settle a lot of homesteaders. Get busy being Israel, Israel. [Bleep] Turkey. [Bleep] Obama and Kerry too.

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Funny, They Didn’t Look Jewish

This is something perhaps which Israel would rather not share with the world:

Salafi jihadist terrorists based in Sinai struck again on Sunday, but unlike most of their recent targets, this time it was foreign tourists who were at the receiving end of their fanatical violence.

The attack represents an attempt by Sinai terrorists to damage Egypt’s troubled tourist industry, which is making modest attempts at recovery this year following a long period of upheaval.

It is safe to assume that soon after the smoke cleared from the wrecked tour bus at Taba, the Egyptian General Intelligence Service launched an intensive investigation to track down the identity of the culprits.

It is also reasonable to assume that the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis organization is a prime suspect.

It, like other Salafi jihadist groups in Sinai, is inspired by al-Qaida, and is made up of a mix of radicalized Beduin, residents of Egypt proper and a growing number of foreign volunteers.

The victims were South Korean Christians touring the Holy Land. From al Qaeda’s perspective, they had it coming. It’s not like the Islamofascists in Egypt haven’t been consistent:

The Luxor Massacre refers to the killing of 62 people, mostly tourists, that took place on 17 November 1997, at Deir el-Bahri, an archaeological site and major tourist attraction located across the Nile River from Luxor in Egypt.

That massacre was the event that penetrated my thick skull with the truth that Muslim terrorists meant bloody business. I can only apologize for my earlier ignorance, in all the senses of the word. We all start in ignorance; it’s how long it takes us to acknowledge and share the truth that excuses or condemns us.

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Mecca, We Have a Problem

Psst!

Anyone else notice that Islam is overpopulated with crazy mother[bleepers]?

In a video uploaded to the Internet on January 14, 2014, a man wearing an Anonymous-style Guy Fawkes mask and a Nazi armband threatened the Jews with torment “more terrible than the Jewish Holocaust.”

Following is a transcript of the video:

Voice: Assalam Alaikum and [Allah's] mercy upon you. We, the Arab Nazis, remind the Jews of what the leader [Hitler] did…

“nazi arab”

Holocaust footage

Voice: You shall taste worse torment than what Hitler did to you, and more terrible than the Jewish Holocaust. You shall see hell before you, and shall desire death, but will not get it. Heil Hitler!

Man gives the Nazi salute

Yeah, well, he’s an outlier. Most Muslims are far more reasonable:

In a January 10, 2014 interview on the Egyptian Sada Al-Balad TV, former Egyptian housing minister Hasaballah El Kafrawy said that he had read “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and believed that the Jews “rule the world.” In the past, El Kafrawi has expressed similar views.

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: Let me tell you, I believe that there is a conspiracy. I have read The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. You follow me? According to The Protocols, one of the methods… By the way, there are 16 million Jews in the world.

Interviewer: That is the total number?

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: Only 16 million out of 6,000 million. Those 16 control the 6,000.

Interviewer: The 16 million rule the 6,000 million?

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: That goes without saying. When you read The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, written in Basel, Switzerland, in 1895, you can see that it is all mentioned there.

Interviewer: Including what’s happening to us?

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: Yes. Have you forgotten Morsi’s letter to what’s-his-name…?

Interviewer: Do you mean his “dear friend” Peres?

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: Right. He addressed him as “dear friend” and signed it with “your loyal friend.”

Interviewer: He wrote that he wished progress and prosperity upon Israel.

Hasaballah El Kafrawy: Exactly.

They rule the world. There is no doubt about it. They monopolize… They excel in science, in technology, in the economy, and in the media. They use the non-Jewish fools, and have them fight to prevent a holocaust of the 16 million Jews.

Jews may hold a special place in the hearts of Muslims, but they’re not alone in that cold, hard place:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Pakistani political commentator Zaid Hamid, which aired on ARY News TV and was posted on the Internet on August 11, 2013:

Zaid Hamid: If you ask me, I pray to Allah that the Americans withdraw from [Afghanistan], and leave the Indians there. It has been a long time since we massacred Hindus in Afghanistan. Historically, it was always like that, and that is why the mountains in Afghanistan are called “Hindu Kush.” “Hindu Kush” means a place where Hindus are to be beheaded, a place that kills Hindus. Historically, whenever Hindus entered Afghanistan, they were butchered there.

Lordy!

I guess that leaves Christians in Muslims’ good grace, huh?

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14 Year Old Pakistani Boy Gives Life To Stop Suicide Bomber

At his school. The brave jihadi was planning to blow up a school.

A 14-year-old boy is being hailed as a hero in Pakistan for tackling a suicide bomber — dying at the main gate of his school and saving schoolmates gathered for their morning assembly.

Ninth-grader Aitazaz Hassan Bangash was on his way to the Ibrahimzai School on Monday in the Hangu district of northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when the bomber, dressed in a school uniform, asked him where the school was, the teen’s cousin told CNN.

Aitazaz and his cousin, Musadiq Ali Bangash, became suspicious, Musadiq said.

“The other students backed off, but Aitazaz challenged the bomber and tried to catch him. During the scuffle, the bomber panicked and detonated his bomb,” he said.

Rajab Ali, who also witnessed the bombing, told CNN that he saw Aitazaz throw a large stone at a boy trying to enter the school. The blast happened when Aitazaz grabbed him, he said.

Aitazaz and the bomber died at the scene. Witnesses say the blast injured two other people.
Iftikhar Ahmed, a Hangu district police officer, confirmed the details of the attack to CNN.
Hangu is a troubled district bordering Pakistan’s tribal areas. It is rife with sectarian violence, with attacks against Shia and Sunni Muslims.
“It was a great sacrifice to save the lives of hundreds of both Shia and Sunni students, who were in morning assembly,” Musadiq said.

There is talk about giving him posthumous awards, etc. I approve. And I think that the world should consider this and promptly give the IDF, Mossad, and possibly the entire civilian population of Israel awards for all of the suicide bombers they have stopped. Furthermore, the Israeli hospitals deserve awards for treating all the people, Jew and non-Jew alike, who were injured in Palestinian terror attacks. This is obvious. But somehow the world just can’t figure it out.

- Aggie

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