Archive for March 10th, 2008

Israeli Politician Banned from Britain, Representative of Terrorist Hizbullah Allowed

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The U.K. continues down the path of dhimmitude at full speed. Recently, they placed an Israeli politician, Likud central committee member Moshe Feiglin, from entering Britain. What did he do to get banned? Here’s what the British government says:
“[W]riting, producing, publishing or distributing material; public speaking including preaching; running a Web site and using a position of responsibility” to “foment or justify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs; seek to provoke others to terrorist acts; foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts and foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.”
Here is what Mr. Feiglin said:
“In order to declare that we are right, we have to declare war. It’s not the Arabs who are murdering mothers, but those merciful people who gave weapons to the murderers. It’s not the Arabs who are burning babies, but the peaceniks who recognized the justice of the Arabs’ cause. It’s not the cruel people who are bombing us, but the merciful people who showed them mercy. War now! A holy war now.”
and also this:
“The basis of Islam is not the quality of mercy, but of justice. If Christianity bridges the gap between sin and morals by automatic benevolence and absolution (that over long periods were sold by clergy), Islam does this in a far simpler way. It abolishes both benevolence and morals – their holy Muhammad is strong, cruel and deceitful.”
Although I don’t fully agree with everything Mr. Feiglin said, in a nut shell, his only crime is criticizing Islam.
In the U.K. these days, that enough to get one banned from entering the country. Guess I better not plan on traveling to the U.K. anytime soon.
One thing that seriously causes me distress is the duplicity.
While Britain is busy banning Israeli politicians, they apparently have no compulsion against terrorist representatives. British authorities have granted permission to Ibrahim Mousawi, the chief foreign news editor for Hizbullah’s Al-Manar television station in Lebanon, to enter the U.K.
Mr. Mousawi has been banned from Ireland for anti-Semitism and incitement.

The UK’s Home Office has banned Likud central committee member Moshe Feiglin from entering Britain.

A letter sent to Feiglin from the office of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, and published in this week’s Jewish Chronicle, says the minister has excluded him from the country, even though he had no plans to visit.

“I am writing to advise you that following the London bombings in July 2005, the home secretary announced a list of particular activities that would normally lead to a person being excluded or deported from the UK on the grounds that their presence in the country is not conducive to the public good,” the letter reads.

The unacceptable activities listed in the two-page letter include “writing, producing, publishing or distributing material; public speaking including preaching; running a Web site and using a position of responsibility” to “foment or justify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs; seek to provoke others to terrorist acts; foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts and foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK.”

The home secretary concluded that Feiglin should be “excluded” from the UK on the grounds that his presence “would not be conducive to the public good.”

According to the Jewish Chronicle, the Home Office would not elaborate on why or how the decision was made. The letter did, however, cite a number of extracts from Feiglin’s articles.

In an extract from an article posted on the Arutz Sheva Web site, Feiglin is quoted as saying: “In order to declare that we are right, we have to declare war. It’s not the Arabs who are murdering mothers, but those merciful people who gave weapons to the murderers. It’s not the Arabs who are burning babies, but the peaceniks who recognized the justice of the Arabs’ cause. It’s not the cruel people who are bombing us, but the merciful people who showed them mercy. War now! A holy war now.”

In another extract, on the Israel Science and Technology homepage, Feiglin is quoted as saying: “The basis of Islam is not the quality of mercy, but of justice. If Christianity bridges the gap between sin and morals by automatic benevolence and absolution (that over long periods were sold by clergy), Islam does this in a far simpler way. It abolishes both benevolence and morals – their holy Muhammad is strong, cruel and deceitful.”

These comments brought the leader of the Likud’s dissident Jewish Leadership faction “within the scope of the list of unacceptable behaviors,” the letter read.

“It is considered that you are seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK,” the letter added.

There is no right to appeal the ban, but such decisions are reviewed every three years.

Feiglin told the Jewish Chronicle: “This is all very strange, because I have no plans to visit Britain either in the short or the long term. I have never been banned from anywhere else, in fact I am giving a lecture in Canada at the end of this month.”

Earlier this month, British authorities granted permission to Ibrahim Mousawi, chief foreign new editor for Hizbullah’s Al-Manar television station in Lebanon, to enter the UK to participate in a number of political events.

Accused of anti-Semitism and incitement, and recently banned from entering Ireland, his television station aired a 29-part “documentary” in 2004 in which it depicted stereotypical Jews hatching a plot for Jewish world control and domination.

Following the 9/11 attacks, Al-Manar alleged that 4,000 Jewish employees did not turn up to work at the World Trade Center that day and that the attack was masterminded by Israel.

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First Lady Experience Doesn’t Count

Monday, March 10th, 2008

We have all heard Hillary say that she has the most experience among the presidential candidates. I always laugh because her experience comes from picking out the Presidential China, not reaching peace deals with China. If her husband was the President of Johnson and Johnson, would she then be an expert on baby lotion? I think not. Heck, if you will recall, she rarely even knew where her husband was when he was president (remember “I did not have sex with that woman”?).

I am not a fan of Hillary. I am definitely not a fan of Obama (nation). I really don’t even care too much for McCain for that matter. This election is what it is – sad, but it’s time that the American people call the Clintons on their lies and misleadings. The fact is that Hillary Clinton has no more experience being President than any of the other candidates. She ahs experience in many things…..law, having innocent people murdered accidentally, hiding records that might incriminate her or her husband, lying, standing by her cheating man…….lots of experience in those areas, but President? I am not buying it!

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) on Sunday questioned Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (N.Y.) pitching of herself as the most experienced candidate in the Democratic presidential race, suggesting her years as first lady do not add much to her foreign policy credentials.
Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Daschle, a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), pointed out that Obama has served in elective office longer than Clinton and suggested her time as first lady does not have much relevance to the office she seeks.

“I worked with her; I know what a good first lady she was,” Daschle said. “But it would be hard for me to draw some degree of connection between being a first lady and having the experience to be the commander in chief.

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Syrian Rockets, Missiles Place All of Israel Within Firing Zone

Monday, March 10th, 2008

JERUSALEM – Syria is in the midst of “intensely” arming itself, placing into position rockets and missiles capable of striking the entire Jewish state, according to an assessment presented to the Knesset today by multiple Israeli security agencies.

The announcement follows a WND exclusive report last month quoting security officials stating Syria, aided by Russia and Iran, has been furiously acquiring rockets and missiles, including projectiles capable of hitting any point in Israel. The officials listed anti-tank, anti-aircraft and ballistic missiles as some of the arms procured by Syria.

Yesterday, Israel’s Mossad and Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence chiefs presented an annual security report to the Knesset warning of Syria’s armament program.

The chiefs also warned of a possible flare-up at Israel’s northern border with the Hezbollah terror group and said in their assessment Iran could cross the technological threshold enabling it to assemble a nuclear bomb by the end of next year.

The assessment came after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced last week negotiations between the Jewish state and Syria should be seriously considered it if would bring an end to Syrian-sponsored terrorism and Damascus’ “involvement in the axis of evil.”

The negotiations would aim for some sort of Israeli evacuation from the Golan Heights strategic, mountainous territory looking down on Israeli and Syrian population centers twice used by Damascus to launch ground invasions into the Jewish state.

Syria openly provides refuge to Palestinian terror leaders, including the chiefs of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and has been accused of shipping weapons to Hezbollah. Damascus is also accused of supporting the insurgency against U.S. troops in Iraq.

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Islamist Use Large Stones to Cover Area Houses Second Temple-Wall

Monday, March 10th, 2008

In their ongoing attempt to erase all signs of the existence of Jewish temples at Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Islamist have once again used heavy equipment to destroy artifacts from the Jewish temple periods.
I cannot understand why Israel refuses to put a stop to this.

JERUSALEM – Did the Israeli police allow the Muslim custodians of the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site – to carry out illegal construction on the Mount last week that may have damaged antiquities and make it more difficult for archaeologists to find temple artifacts?

That’s the question being asked by Temple Mount activists and archaeologists here after it was discovered the Waqf, the Mount’s Islamic custodians, last week used a heavy tractor to lay massive stone tiles over an area of the Mount some archaeologists believe a Second Temple wall was recently discovered.

Pictures of the purported wall surfaced after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last summer gave the Waqf permission to use tractors to dig a 1300-foot trench around the periphery of the Mount. The Waqf claimed the trench was necessary to replace electrical cables outside mosques on the site.

Allowing the use of bulldozers at any sensitive archaeological site is extremely unusual, particularly at the Temple Mount, which experts say contains sealed layers of artifacts as shallow as two to three feet below the surface.

The Mount has never been properly excavated. Heavy equipment could easily damage any existing artifacts, stress Israeli experts, who assert the area should be excavated slowly and carefully by hand.

This week, the Jerusalem police reportedly stopped Waqf workers from continuing what Jerusalem police chief Aharon Franco described to the Jerusalem Post as unauthorized “surfacing work.”

“It is our duty to ensure that the status quo is maintained on the Temple Mount,” Franco said.

The surfacing work involved the Waqf using a tractor to raise the ground on the northern side of the Temple Mount, according to witnesses speaking to WND. Workers then laid stones that were about 9 inches thick along a large area in the north near where some Israeli archaeologists believe a Second Temple wall was found during this summer’s Waqf construction.

The stones change the status quo in the area by covering the ground with a think layer, thus making excavations less likely, Temple activists charged.

The Palestinian Authority’s Waqf director Jerusalem Affairs Minister Adnan Husseini labeled the construction as “restoration work” of “deteriorated tiles.”

“They are not digging or doing anything there but restoration,” Husseini said.

The police on Thursday stopped the Waqf work, which was taking place during the two hours in the morning in which Jews are allowed to ascend the Mount.

Due to Israeli restrictions, the Temple Mount is open only to non-Muslims Sundays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and not on any Christian, Jewish or Muslim holidays or other days considered “sensitive” by the Waqf, the Mount’s Islamic custodians.

“I personally watched the workers use a tractor and place thick stones into the ground in the area where the trench was dug this summer. It looked like the work began weeks ago. The whole area was raised up, a lot of work was done and big stones were being placed,” said Rabbi Chaim Richman, director of the international department at Israel’s Temple Institute.

Richman said he was on the Mount Thursday when a scuffle ensued during which the Jerusalem police stopped the Waqf construction. But the Waqf still managed to cover a large section with the deep stone tiles, a Waqf worker told WND.

The Waqf worker, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was “surprised” the police acted to halt the stone-laying, since, he said, Jerusalem police forces did not stop the Waqf or question the Islamic custodians last month when they transported the large stones onto the Mount.

Jerusalem police spokesman Shmulik Ben Ruby yesterday denied the Waqf construction even took place.

“The Waqf is lying. They didn’t do anything or cover anything. What happened was a bunch of Islamic Movement members from the north tried to ascend the Mount and place stone tiles on the floor and we stopped them,” Ben Ruby told WND.

The Islamic Movement, a Muslim Temple Mount activist group, denied they were involved in last week’s incident.

When quizzed about the witnesses who saw the Waqf construction, the PA Waqf director who commented on the construction and Ben Ruby’s own police chief issuing a statement regarding the construction, Ben Ruby persisted: “You can quote me here saying the Waqf is lying.”

Yoli Shwartz, a spokeswoman for the Israeli Antiquities Authority, the government agency charged with protecting the archaeological integrity of the Temple Mount, told the Jerusalem Post the police had alerted the authority about the issue, and that it would be “examined” in the coming days.

Prominent, third-generation Temple Mount archaeologist Eilat Mazar slammed the Antiquities Authority:

“They continue to disappoint us. The Authority failed to protect the mount last summer when the Waqf tore into the ground and destroyed priceless artifacts,” Mazar, a senior fellow at Israel’s Shalem Center and member of the Public Committee for Prevention of the Destruction of Antiquities on Temple Mount, told WND.

“The Antiquities Authority is charged with the mission of protecting the Temple Mount but instead time and time again they turn a blind eye to Waqf destruction,” Mazar said.

Mazar’s much-discussed discovery in the City of David, a neighborhood just south of Jerusalem’s Old City Walls, is a massive building that dates to the 10th century B.C. is believed is the remains of the palace of the biblical King David, the second leader of a united kingdom of Israel, ruling from about 1005 to 965 B.C.

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Story Sparks Drive to Defund Planned Parenthood

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Next to the ACLU, I don’t believe there is an organization that has contributed more to the downfall of morals in the United States than Planned Parenthood has.
I have trouble understanding how any rational person can consider using the so-call “sex education” materials of an organization who makes their money from abortions. Do people actually believe that they will offer anything but lip service to any methodology that would reduce their potential income? Come on folks. You’re smarter than that!

(CNSNews.com) – The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative organization in Washington, D.C., has launched an aggressive petition drive to end all federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in America, which receives nearly $300 million each year in federal funds.

Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ, said part of the inspiration for the petition drive came from recent articles by Cybercast News Service on Planned Parenthood.

“In part, the story about Teenwire.com created a whole new level of interest to step up efforts for the defunding of Planned Parenthood,” Sekulow told Cybercast News Service.

The article about Planned Parenthood’s controversial “sex education” Web site focused on content on the site that encouraged teens to view pornography as part of its “safer sex” and “outercourse” advice.

Sekulow said a subsequent Cybercast News Service article about an undercover operation that revealed Planned Parenthood personnel accepted racially motivated donations also renewed public interest in the organization.

Planned Parenthood received part of the $283 million distributed in 2007 by the federal government to family planning programs through Title X of the Public Health Service Act.

Sekulow said the petition drive will continue through the spring. At the conclusion of the petition drive, documents will be divided by congressional districts and delivered to each House member whose constituents signed the petition, he said.

“Planned Parenthood has the right to exist, but that doesn’t give them a right to federal funds,” Sekulow said.

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Republican Rejects Obama’s Biblical Backing of Same-Sex Unions

Monday, March 10th, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) told Cybercast News Service on Wednesday that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (D-Ill.) can’t justify support for same-sex unions by referencing Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.

“Christian tradition and Scripture speak with one voice on this subject wherever it’s been raised,” Sessions said. “It does not accept same-sex unions.”

Obama is not unique in trying to interpret the Bible to fit with his world view, he said.

“Some people want to change that these days – but for 2000 years and plain reading of the Scripture, I think that has not been the position of the church” on same-sex unions, Sessions said. Obama “is talking about changing, a redefining of a Christian tradition.”

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Senator Clinton: I Want to be First U.S. President to March in Gay Pride Parade

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Guess we don’t need to guess where she stands on this issue.

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, does not think marching in a so-called “gay-pride parade” is a proper venue for the president of the United States.

However, one presidential candidate has made a pledge to do just that – Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York). She says that Clinton made her pledge in the Washington Blade – a Washington newspaper serving the homosexual community. “…Really now! We’ve seen these gay pride parades in San Francisco and elsewhere,” exclaims Donnelly. “Is this really an appropriate role for the President or the Commander in Chief of our armed forces? I don’t think so…”

According to Donnelly, there is virtually no difference between Clinton and Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) when it comes to advancing the gay and lesbian agenda. Obama recently wrote an open letter to the homosexual community pledging to end the ban on open homosexuals serving in the military, as well as repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Donnelly says both Clinton and Obama would force the homosexual agenda on American citizens by force of law.

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“The Female Statues of Europe Have All Been Veiled And The Lights Are Going Out… Political Performance Art At Its Best” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Monday, March 10th, 2008

BREAKING RELATED SPOOKY NEWS: Two African models, both of whom were anti-FGM activists, have been found dead in Europe. As Fausta Wertz asks, “is this a coincidence?” Is this another kind of cultural honor murder? See Fausta’s blog HERE
faustasblog.com/2008/03/missing-top-models-and-other-sunday.html

ORIGINAL STORY
There was a time when feminist groups did high concept performance art/political theatre as a way of shocking, enlightening, and entertaining us all. That time has not passed. In the past, the late, great art critic, Arlene Raven, kept me apprised of whatever Suzanne Lacey and others were doing—and they did great things.

Now, in honor of International Woman’s Day, (March 8th), a number of anonymous European feminist groups has expanded their mission to veil-and-shroud the female statues and monuments in the cities of Moscow, Finland, Germany. In their press release they state that they wish to “inspire the public to discussion concerning Islamisation and associated taboo subjects. ” Thus far, they have veiled eight statues with a Burqa or a headscarf. Each statue has been fitted with a signboard which compares western-style concepts of gender equality and human rights to be contrasted with a quote from the Qu’ran. The press release further states:

“The aim of the campaign is to refer to the creeping Islamisation endangering the European idea of UNITY IN DIVERSITY and other similar cultural achievements of the liberal thinking world. Particularly, the phenomenom that Muslim women wear increasingly Burqa or headscarfs, is a visible expression of the challenge and threat to our liberal societies with their values such as women’s rights, democracy, liberal and secular thinking.

Through our action we want to show that there exist taboo subjects in a certain religious movement…,It is not racist to point out these issues, it is racist to keep ourselves from protecting and advocating the rights of the women in the Muslim world, whether they live in foreign countries or in ours. So, where are the women’s rights activists who used to stand up for women’s rights for the Western women in the our world? There is no reason and no need to leave these Muslim women alone without help in sight.”

Well, I am in complete agreement with this goal and have staked my reputation on it. I am saddened that people can no longer safely use their own names or the name of their group to express their ideas—lest they be mocked as “racists,” stalked, exiled, imprisoned, and murdered for them. This is now the case for so many Muslim dissidents in the Muslim world—and for civilians everywhere who are at the mercy of terrorist intimidation.

For more information: http://veiledstatues.blog.de/

LINK to the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/veiled_statues

LINK to the press release and former actions:

http://veiledstatues.blog.de/

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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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