Archive for September 12th, 2007

“An Offer We Must Refuse” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Here he is again, Big Brother holding forth, bearing poisoned gifts, giving the infidels a chance–both to convert and to see our own Stalinized image reflected back to us in its Islamist form.

This guy could get a professorship at any allegedly distinguished American university. (Have the Middle East Studies Institutes or anthropology departments at Berkeley, Santa Cruz, or Columbia already approached him?) He certainly has the rap down cold.

Capitalism is evil, the war in Iraq is about corporate profits not about terrorism, America is an oppressor and terrorist nation-state, our presumed loss of prestige is our own fault and known to all. My God, he even quotes Noam Chomsky and echoes countless ideologues who remain bitter about America’s failure to wrestle global warming right down to the ground.

I do not know if bin Laden taped this first video long ago or whether it was filmed recently. Others have pointed out that the video “freezes” twice, precisely when he refers to recent current events.

What I do know is that he is one smooth and dangerous liar–but then, so were Hitler and Stalin. Like his totalitarian predecessors, bin Laden is also a mass murderer. His contribution to death is not entirely unique but his mass production of a self-replenishing cadre of suicide killers might be.

It is impossible–and perhaps unnecessary–for me to focus on all the lies, brazen hypocrisy, and reversals of truth in which he engages and which so aptly characterize the cultural front in this fourth World War. I will revisit only a few of his hilarious–and deadly–points.

According to Big Brother Laden (who is, in reality, the seventeenth child of fifty seven and formerly known as the “son of the slave woman”): The West must forsake democracy which he seems to equate with capitalism and embrace Islam; only if we submit or surrender to Allah will we know true freedom and be able to abolish class oppression and war undertaken for profits. (Where have we heard that before?)

He then offers the West a deal: If we convert to Islam, we will only be taxed at 2 1/2 percent of our incomes and, what’s more, will finally be able to get into heaven which we cannot do in our current Judao-Christian or atheist state.

Not bad–40 acres and a mule and a guaranteed place in the life to come.

What is this human devil not telling us? That Islam has a long and exceptionally cruel imperialist history of its own, that it oppresses fellow-Muslims and ex-Muslims in ways that are barbaric (think about indigenous Islamic gender apartheid, the Iran-Iraq war, the hot religious war between Shia and Sunni Muslims; also think Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin for starters). Islam has in the past, and still continues today to treat non-Muslims in ways that are terrible and getting worse.

The liar insists that Jews are better protected under Islam than we have been in the Christian West–and he then goes on to “teach” Christians that the Quran upholds the “chastity and purity” of Maryan/Mary, the mother of Jesus, a prophet whom, like Abraham, was supposedly supplanted by the more evolved prophet Mohammed. Here is where he turns feudal himself. He contrasts the “magnificent Quran’s” view of Mary as honorable “in contrast to the fabrications of the Jews against her.”

Say what?

And, even as he seeks to divide Jews and Christians (some protector he would be), he denounces both “the rabbis” and the “monks” for having “altered the words of Allah…and sold them for a paltry price.”

Does he not know that Judaism and Christianity preceded Islam?

Osama: Go tell it to the Marines!

And our country has done just that. May they prevail on behalf of liberty and justice for all and in the merit of those who were killed and wounded both on 9/11 six years ago, and in all the Islamist attacks upon Jews, Israelis and Americans that have been going on for lo these many years.

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Dr. Phyllis Chesler is the well known author of classic works, including the bestseller Women and Madness (1972) and The New Anti-Semitism (2003). She has just published The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan), as well as an updated and revised edition of Women and Madness. She is an Emerita Professor of psychology and women’s studies, the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969) and the National Women’s Health Network (1974). She is currently on the Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and lives in New York City. Her website is www.phyllis-chesler.com.
We are delighted to have Dr. Chesler as a contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.

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Terrorist Threatens Britney Spears and Madonna

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

If there is anything that will motivate the American and make them realize that Islam is a religion of violence and destruction, maybe this it. The only thing they could do worse than this is to threaten the judges of American Idol.

Muslim terrorist leaders threatened to forcibly convert Britney Spears and Madonna to Islam and warned if they resist, their heads would be cut off for “spreading Satanic culture,” according to a new book released today.

The threats, recorded on audio, come as Madonna is due to arrive in Israel Wednesday to celebrate the Jewish new year with fellow Kabbalah practitioners.

“If I meet these whores I will have the honor – I repeat, I will have the honor – to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading their satanic culture against Islam,” said Muhammad Abdel-Al, spokesman and senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees terror organization.

The Committees, largely based in the Gaza Strip, has carried out thousands of rocket attacks against Jewish population centers and scores of shootings and bombings. It is suspected of bombing a U.S. convoy in Gaza in 2003 and took credit for a rocket attack yesterday that hit an Israeli military base wounding 69 – the largest casualty number of any Palestinian rocket attack.

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Putin Dissolves Russian Government

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Big changes in Russia today. I have not had time to read the analysis on this yet, but it is something we might want to keep our eyes on.

President Vladimir Putin dissolved Russia’s government Wednesday and then quickly nominates Viktor Zubkov, a Russian Cabinet official who oversees the fight against money laundering, to be the new prime minister.

Boris Gryzlov, the speaker of the State Duma, said Putin nominated Zubkov, who heads the Federal Financial Monitoring Service and who served under Putin when the two worked in the city administration of St. Petersburg in the early 1990s.

Earlier Wednesday, in a major political shakeup, Putin dismissed Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov and dissolved his cabinet, paving the way for Putin to name a new head of government.

Most observers had expected that the new premier would be the leading contender to succeed Putin when he steps down after March elections.

But Zubkov had not been even considered as a contender.

The newspaper Vedomosti, citing unidentified Kremlin officials, reported that Sergei Ivanov, a first deputy prime minister and a leading contender to succeed Putin, could be appointed to replace Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov.

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U.S. Uncovers China’s “Pearl Harbor II” Plan

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

China is a growing thorn in America’s side. We need to take action in the form of sanctions against China.

America’s key allies in the Pacific – Japan and Taiwan – could be left virtually defenseless in a deadly cyberwar attack China has secretly prepared.

Codenamed “Pearl Harbor II” by the Pentagon, the plan calls for a simultaneous attack on the U.S. aircraft carrier fleet in the Pacific and the disabling of communications at its headquarters at Pearl Harbor and with the Pentagon.

The plan has been uncovered by signals intelligence specialists at Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters and at the equally ultra-secret National Security Agency base at Menwith Hill near Harrogate in the north of the country.

Using a state-of-the-art software program called Moonpenny, the specialists have tracked the activities of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army scientists based at their underground headquarters in the Western Hills outside Beijing. The scientists have been briefed to achieve “electronic dominance” not only in the Pacific but over all China’s global military rivals in the U.S., Britain, Russia and South Korea.

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California Legislature Attacks Traditional Marriage…Again

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

The California legislature has once again introduced a bill to attempt to ram the homosexual agenda down people’s throats. The latest legislation, AB 43, replaces the language “a man and a woman” with “any two persons” in the state’s marriage laws.

The passage of the California legislature’s “same-sex” marriage license bill, although expected, is dangerous — and pro-family advocates in the state agree that Californians should call for a veto from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Randy Thomasson, an organizer of the California constitutional marriage amendment coalition VoteYesMarriage.com, says AB 43 replaces the language “a man and a woman” with “any two persons” in the state’s marriage laws. The bill was approved last Friday in the State Senate, clearing the last hurdle as it heads to the governor’s desk.

Karen England of Capitol Resource Institute says this bill, along with similar same-sex affirming efforts, were being worked on last year by legislators. Therefore conservatives expected something like AB 43 to make it through the Legislature and to the governor this session. But there is reason for concern about Schwarzenegger’s next expected action, despite claims that he would veto the bill.

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U.S. Confirms Israeli Airstrike on Syria

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

A US official has confirmed that Israeli warplanes carried out an air strike “deep inside” Syria, escalating tensions between the two countries.

The target of the strike last Thursday remained unclear but Israeli media reported that a shipment of Iranian arms crossing Syria for use by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon was attacked.

Syria first reported the incident on the day, saying its air defences had engaged five Israeli planes, but did not say what their target was. Israel remained uncharacteristically silent, pointedly refusing to deny that its warplanes were involved in an operation. The closest it came to acknowledging the affair happened was when it made an undertaking to Turkey to investigate how an Israeli long-range fuel tank was dropped on Turkish territory near the Syrian border.

Another theory gaining ground yesterday was that Israel was deliberately attacking the Russian-made Pantsyr air defence system recently bought by Damascus. The sale includes provision for the Pantsyr system to be shipped on to Iran and it is possible the Israeli attack was co-ordinated with America to probe the effectiveness of the system. It is believed that Iran would use the Pantsyr system to defend its nuclear facilities.

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Israel Agrees To Destroy Jewish Towns

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

This is sad, sad news. When will Israel learn that giving away land is not the key to peace. There will never be peace when dealing with Palestinians.

The Palestinian Authority’s Maan news agency has published a copy, in Hebrew, of PM Olmert’s agreement to expel tens of thousands of Jews and replace them with a Palestinian state.

The report states that Israel has agreed to begin destroying Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria immediately following the US-sponsored international summit this coming November.

The PA claims that the document’s eight points represent the principles of agreement between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, in anticipation of the upcoming Middle East summit.

The document begins by stating that Israel and the PA are to immediately enter a process “that will lead to the formation of two states, Israel and Palestine, side by side,” and are “to reach understandings of the type detailed below.” The eight points upon which Olmert and Abbas undertake to agree are the following:

1. Israel will end the occupation of the West Bank within an agreed-upon time period. The retreat and the evacuation of the settlements will occur gradually and in several stages. Each area that is evacuated will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, which will instill law and order there. The existence of a regime in Gaza that is willing to be part of the peace process will enable Israel to view Gaza and the West Bank as one political entity.

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L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu – Rosh Hashanah Wishes to Our Jewish Friends!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו – l’shanah tova tikkatevu vetechatemu – May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!
לאלתר לחיים טובים ולשלום – le’altar lechayim tovim ul’shalom – Immediately, for a good life and for peace.

Best Rosh Hashanah Wishes to our Jewish Friends!!