Thursday, October 27, 2005

Iran Condemned

In the middle of the night I heard on the BBC (I got to bed with the radio on) that France, Canada, Great Britain and couple of other countries strongly condemned the anti-Israel, genocidal statements uttered out of Iran the other day.


I don't know what affect it will have on Iran's behavior, and I'm disgusted that only a few countries out of hundreds in the world saw fit to condemn Iran's genocidal threats, but it's still a good thing.

People need to understand what sort of regime we are dealing with here. The destruction of Israel is not some new fad among Iran's rulers, but merely a rearticulation of their policy since 1979. The only "good" thing about Ahmedinejad's statements was that it reminded a forgetful world about the evil, genocidal and fanatical nature of the Iranian regime, and others similar to it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Palestinian suicide bomber strikes

Five innocent Israelis dead thanks to a Palestinian suicide bomber. The bomber was a member of Islamic Jihad, an organization supported and funded by Iran, a country whose president recently called for the destruction of Israel.

Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in Israel in more than three months, with the Iranian-backed group saying it was in retaliation for the killing of a top militant leader by Israeli troops earlier this week.

Why bother with explanations and excuses if your goal is the annhilation of Israel? Everybody knows Israel's mere existence is the "provocation" that the Islamic terrorists are reacting to. And even if in the mind of some Arabs the attack was in fact a retaliation for the killing of a wanted terror leader, how can the targeted killing of a single man -- a man with blood on his hands and the desire to kill more innocent people in the future -- in any way be morally equal to killing random men, women, and children?

And if the Iranian leadership wants the destruction of Israel, does that mean that right now Ahmadenijad is hi-fiving the people in his cabinet? Do they even care if some of the victims might have been women and children? It's chilling to think that the leadership of a modern, geopoltically significant country like Iran can be openly genocidal in this day in age. It's even more chilling to think that they are going nuclear while the world sits on their hands.

Then we get the typical morally bereft condmentation of the attack by the "moderate" Palestinian leadership.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, saying it "harms Palestinian interests and could widen the cycle of violence, chaos, extremism and bloodshed."

This is the typical pro-forma Palestinian condemnation of terror attacks. They condemn the attack NOT because they are morally wrong, but because they are merely inconvenient or harmful to Palestinian interests.

"It is not permitted for anyone to take the law into their hands," he added.

So blowing up innocent Israelis is a matter of law enforcement? I suppose Abbas wants the killing of Jews to be left to the Palestinian authority at a future date, when they decide once again, as they decided in 2000, to ignite violence against Israel.

Iran Leader Calls for Israel's Destruction

TEHRAN, Iran -
Iran's hard-line president called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks will destroy the Jewish state, state-run media reported

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also denounced attempts to recognize Israel or normalize relations with it.
"There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad told students Wednesday during a Tehran conference called "The World without Zionism."

"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, any (Islamic leader) who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad said.

Ahmadinejad also repeated the words of the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who called for the destruction of Israel.

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, who came to power in August.

Ahmadinejad referred to Israel's recent withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a "trick," saying Gaza is part of the Palestinian territories and the withdrawal was meant to make Islamic states acknowledge Israel.

I wonder if Iran will be censured in any international forums for openly calling for genocide?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Islamofascists to get more Saudi money?

This sucks:

Since November 2001, there has been a roughly three-fold increase in the price of a barrel of oil, from $18 to as much as $70. As a result, Saudi Arabia -- which currently exports about 10 million barrels per day -- receives an extra half-billion dollars every day from oil-consuming nations. If even a fraction of that $500 million in found-money -- to say nothing of the other resources of the Saudi kingdom -- is being put in the service of our Islamofascist enemies, we are likely to face an even more serious problem in the future than we do today.

Read the whole thing.

Galloway busted!

"I have never seen a barrel of oil, owned one, bought one or sold one -- and neither has anyone on my behalf." George Galloway

Oh, really?

• Mr. Galloway personally asked for and received from Mr. Aziz and others eight allocations from 1999 to 2003 for the rights to 23 million barrels of oil.
• Amineh Abu-Zayyad, Mr. Galloway's wife, received $150,000 in the summer of 2000 from Fawaz Zureikat, the Jordanian businessman Mr. Galloway acknowledges was his business representative in Baghdad.
• The Mariam Appeal was given at least $446,000 in bank transfers from Mr. Zureikat. These transfers and the one to Mrs. Abu-Zayyad came almost immediately after Mr. Zureikat was paid commissions for deals he brokered under the oil-for-food program.
• Two unidentified oil traders interviewed by the subcommittee said Mr. Zureikat met with them in summer 2000 and that it was made clear to them that the Jordanian was marketing Iraqi oil on Mr. Galloway's behalf. The deal fell through.
• Mr. Zureikat also paid more than $1.6 million in illegal surcharges back to the Saddam government, which demanded bribes from those receiving favorable oil-for-food deals. The Senate investigators said it was highly unlikely Mr. Galloway did not know of the kickbacks, but found no direct proof of his involvement.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Are piggy banks a threat to Islam?

British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.

Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.

Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.

“This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers,” he said.

It should be noted that observant Jews do not eat pork and religious Hindus do not eat meat of any kind. To my knowledge, neither have ever petitioned to have images of pigs or cows removed from the public eye.
Hat tip: Charles at LGF

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Young Singers Spread Racist Hate

This story is oh-so disturbing. Note the girls' "cute" little Adolf t-shirts.

Duo Considered the Olsen Twins of the White Nationalist Movement


Sukkot is approaching. It is definitely one of the weirder Jewish holidays, primarily because Jews are commanded (and some obey) to build forts (the Sukkah) outside of their homes. If Gentiles scratch their heads wondering why their Jewish neighbors are building flimsy forts with roofs intentionally designed to allow the occupants to view the stars, I can’t blame them. It is weird… but then again, so is dragging a dead pine tree into your home during winter and decorating it with lights and whatnot.

Jews celebrate Sukkot to commemorate the time when our ancestors wondered around the Sinai desert after escaping from Pharaoh in Egypt, but before the Heebs were allowed to enter the Land of Israel. A lot of Jewish holidays follow the seasons, so Sukkot is also a harvest festival of sorts. The wondering Jews had originally erected Sukkot as simple, makeshift, temporary dwellings. I call Sukkot “The Fort-Building Holiday.”

My memories of Sukkot are not fond. Generally, Sukkot makes me think of shivering in a flimsy structure while a rabbi leads us in Hebrew prayers. Maybe if I was really unlucky I had to eat something inside the Sukkah, because eating or sleeping in the Sukkah is considered to be a mitzvah (good deed).

It wasn’t until I celebrated Sukkot in Israel that the holiday actually made more sense to me, and was somewhat enjoyable. That’s because at this time of year in Israel the weather is still warm, and the winter rains have yet to begin. I have a particular fond memory of chillin’ out in a Sukkah at Ulpan Etzion in Baka’a, Jerusalem and eating dinner and drinking wine with friends. The evening was warm and a gentle breeze blew through the Sukkah, rustling the palm fronds and decorations hanging from the “roof.”

So, when you notice bizarre little forts going up next to peoples’ homes in the next coming weeks, now you’ll know what it’s all about.

Sukkot: The Fort-Building Holiday.

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