Category Archives: Dhimmi

Bari Atwan prays for Israel to be nuked

For the record. From the Jerusalem Post:

Talking about Iran’s nuclear capability on ANB Lebanese television on June 27, Abd Al-Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, said, “If the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight.” […]

“If a war breaks out, where will the Iranians retaliate? If Iran is able to retaliate, it will burn the oil wells, block the Strait of Hormuz, attack the American bases in the Gulf and, Allah willing, it will attack Israel, as well,” Bari Atwan continued.

That is what I mean by a prayer. “Allah willing, it will attack Israel.”

Who is Abd Al-Bari Atwan, anyway?

Bari Atwan founded the pan-Arab daily in London in 1989, and today the paper has a circulation of around 50,000. He is also a regular commentator on Sky News and BBC News 24.

So, should we expect Bari Atwan to be introduced primarily as someone who prays for Israelis to be murdered by nuclear bombs whenever he appears on Sky News and the BBC? After all, if he were a member of the KKK nobody would care what paper he edited. If he denied the Holocaust… wait. Never mind. He gets a free pass for Holocaust denial because he is Muslim.

H/T: memeorandum

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Today’s Opus: Big Media fails another test of character

Big Media papers are failing another test of character. Today many are not running Opus, not because in the words of Ace of Spades it has failed to “bring teh funny” over the last years, but because today it mentions the phrases “radical islamist” and “muslim fundamentalist.” Beware, another ridiculous cartoon jihad is on its way.

Note to Opus readers: The Opus strips for August 26 and September 2 have been withheld from publication by a large number of client newspapers across the country, including Opus’ host paper The Washington Post. The strips may be viewed in a large format on their respective dates at [source]

Go see it at Salon.

H/T: little green footballs

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Un-Human Rights Council resolves against the right to free speech

Once again, the Un-Human Rights Council, which last year replaced the discredited, identically acronymed Un-Human Rights Commission, has come out against human rights. This time the human right they have resolved against is the right of free speech.

The statement proposed by the Organization of Islamic Conference addressed what it called a “campaign” against Muslim minorities and the Islamic religion around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

The resolution, which was opposed by European and a number of other non-Muslim countries, “expresses deep concern at attempts to identify Islam with terrorism, violence and human rights violations.”

It makes no mention of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or any other religion besides Islam, but urges countries “to take resolute action to prohibit the dissemination of racist and xenophobic ideas and material aimed at any religion or its followers that constitute incitement and religious hatred, hostility, or violence.”

Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel to be “wiped off the map,” belongs to the 57-member Islamic conference.

The resolution was adopted by a 24-14 vote with nine abstentions. Canada, Japan and South Korea joined European countries in opposition, primarily citing its excessive focus on Islam and incompatibility with fundamental rights such as the freedoms of speech and thought. […]

There are 17 Muslim countries in the 47-nation human rights council. Their alliance with China, Cuba, Russia and most of the African members means they can almost always achieve a majority.

I don’t have a thoughtful response to this ironic insult to our intelligence, just the thousand-mile-stare of a man who increasingly feels that the time approaches to gird for total war, and that the second thing we should do is quit the Un and sell the Un-building to Trump or someone who will bring in some classier tenants. The first step is to start sinking the Iranian navy.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

Updated: Corrections.

Life is not good for the Christians of Bethlehem, where Jesus Christ was born. It has gone from being a 100% Christian town in 1948 to 30% and dropping in 2006. The town’s Christian population has dwindled from more than 85 per cent in 1948 to 12 per cent of its 60,000 inhabitants in 2006. (source via LGF) No longer a symbol of sleepy peacefulness, it has become a symbol of the oppression of Christians. Despite frequent claims in the press that the Christians of Bethlehem are persecuted by Israel, the truth is that the “conditions of Christians in Bethlehem and its surroundings had deteriorated ever since the area was handed over to the PA in 1995.” (source)

Fuad and Georgette Lama woke up one morning last September
to discover that Muslims from a nearby village had fenced off their family’s six-dunam plot in the Karkafa suburb south of Bethlehem. “A lawyer and an official with the Palestinian Authority just came and took our land,” said 69-year-old Georgette Lama.

The couple was later approached by senior PA security
officers who offered to help them kick out the intruders from the land. “We paid them $1,000 so they could help us regain our land,” she said, almost in tears. “Instead of giving us back our land, they simply decided to keep it for themselves. They even destroyed all the olive trees and divided the land into small plots, apparently so that they could offer each for sale.” When her 72-year-old husband, Fuad, went to the land to ask the intruders to leave, he was severely beaten and threatened with guns.

“My husband is after heart surgery and they still beat him,”
Georgette Lama said. “These people have no heart. We’re afraid to go to our land because they will shoot at us. Ever since the beating, my husband is in a state of trauma and has difficulties talking.”

The Lamas have since knocked on the doors of scores of PA
officials in Bethlehem seeking their intervention, but to no avail. At one stage, they sent a letter to Abbas, who promised to launch an investigation.

“We heard that President Mahmoud Abbas is taking our case
very seriously,” said Georgette Lama. “But until now he hasn’t done anything to help us get our land back. We are very concerned because we’re not the only ones suffering from this phenomenon. Most Christians are afraid to speak, but I don’t care because we have nothing more to lose.” (source)

Think about this the next time you sing or hear the hymn.

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth!

How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv’n;
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child,
Where misery cries out to Thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!

h/t: Pajamas Media

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Link: Hrant Dink roundup at Global Voices

Terrific link roundup concerning the assassination of Hrant Dink in Turkey for speaking about the Armenian Genocide.

As a bit of background- Hrant Dink was a Turkish-Armenian journalist and editor of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos. Convicted in 2005 of “insulting Turkishness”, Dink has been seen as the champion of the Armenian cause in Turkey. He was gunned down in Istanbul, in broad daylight on January 19th. According to news reports, a suspect in the shooting have been detained, but speculation on who is really to blame for this political assassination continues.

Read Turkey is Typing…the Death of Hrant Dink

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Moslem protests building of church

While there is some debate in Spain as to whether churches are to be allowed to exist, in Peshawar, Pakistan it seems very probable that a church that was to be built will be prevented from being built because it is “against Islam.”

The petition was presented by the student’s attorney, Khurshid Khan. In it, Khan claims that having a “church in the university was un-Islamic and would fan sectarianism.” For this reason construction should stop at once.

For anonymous court sources, it is very likely that the request will be heeded. However, if this happens, a confrontation between the judiciary and the executive branch of the government might follow.

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Urbaines Sensibles

In France are 751 No-Go Zones that the Police will not even enter because they are afraid. If you visit France do not go where the Police fear to tread.

h/t: Paul Belien of The Brussels Journal

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