Archive for June, 2008

Early Views of Islamofascism

June 29, 2008

Early Views of Islamofascism
February 7, 2008

Early Views of Islamofascism

Carroll Andrew Morse

Anyone who thinks the idea of Islamofascism is a recent invention will be surprised by the series of quotes from early 20th century intellectuals linking Islam with totalitarianism upturned by Providence-area native Andrew Bostom.

Here’s a quote from Carl Jung, described by Bostom as the “founder of analytical psychiatry”…

We do not know whether Hitler is going to found a new Islam. He is already on the way; he is like Muhammad. The emotion in Germany is Islamic; warlike and Islamic. They are all drunk with wild god. That can be the historic future.

Mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, on the other hand, suggested in the 1920s that Islam’s sympathies lied more naturally with Communism…

Among religions, Bolshevism is to be reckoned with Mohammedanism rather than with Christianity and Buddhism. Christianity and Buddhism are primarily personal religions, with mystical doctrines and a love of contemplation. Mohammedanism and Bolshevism are practical, social, unspiritual, concerned to win the empire of this world.

These aren’t fringe yahoos being quoted — these were well-respected scholars in their fields (though not necessarily experts on political philosophy). Dr. Bostom pretty well establishes that many observers in the early and middle part of this century noted a totalitarian streak in the public expressions of Islam that they had been exposed to.

However, I’m not sure that these kinds of quotes advance the central debate surrounding the nature of Islamofascism, whether Islamofascism is a natural outgrowth of the Islamic belief system (which I believe is Dr. Bostom’s position), or if it is a modern fasicist movement that has adopted the trappings of religion to hide its totalitarian nature and broaden its appeal.

That everyone — entire religions included — had to be placed on one side or another by those who lived through the battles between Fascism, Communism and liberal Democracy in the 1920s and 1930s probably tells us more about the state of Western political philosophy at that time than it does about the development of either Islamofascism or Islam.

http://www.anchorrising.com/barnacles/005328.html

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Fight Taliban Not With Weapons – In war against Islamofascism, strongest weapon = free flow of info

June 25, 2008

Fight Taliban Not With Weapons – In war against Islamofascism, strongest weapon = free flow of info
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Fight Taliban, But Not With Weapons Washington Post, United States

In today’s war against Islamofascism, there’s no stronger weapon than the free flow of information from the outside world. Show pictures of how a fellow Muslim country like Turkey or Malaysia is doing, or of how the once impoverished countries like India and China are advancing. It will be a much more potent weapon than the barrel of a gun.

(Excerpt) Read more at http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/shim_jae_hoon/2008/06/fight_taliban_but_not_with_wea.html”

Radical Islam’s plan for world domination

June 24, 2008

Radical Islam’s plan for world domination 

BY ED VITAGLIANO – AFA Journal, April 2008

 

  In January 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by Muslim radicals in Pakistan. Radical Islam PlanA few days later, the 38-year-old journalist was beheaded.
  In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece in January 2008, Judea Pearl, a UCLA computer science professor and the father of Daniel, noted the implacable nature of such Muslim radicals. Pearl said, “The shocking element in Danny’s murder was that he was killed, not for what he wrote or planned to write, but for what he represented – America, modernity, openness, pluralism, curiosity, dialogue, fairness, objectivity, freedom of inquiry, truth and respect for all people.”
  Across the globe Islam appears to be mutating into a more virulent and aggressive strain, confronting the West with a radical ideology that is demanding submission to Allah – or else.

 

Dominance in stages
  Historian Daniel Pipes, an author, columnist and founder of the Middle East Forum (
www.meforum.org), believes that the radical Islam facing the West today arose in the last century.
  “In the course of the 20th century, a new form of Islam arose, one that now had great appeal and power,” he said. “Militant Islam (or Islamism – same thing) goes back to Egypt in the 1920s, when an organization called the Muslim Brethren [or Brotherhood] first emerged, though there are other strains as well, including an Iranian one, largely formulated by Ayatollah Khomeini, and a Saudi one, to which the Taliban in Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden both belong.”
  According to Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on terrorism, “The Islamists stress that Islam ‘was once a winner’s religion.’” It began small and became a world power in less than 400 years. But for the last several hundred years, Muslim nations have been dominated by Western powers.
  “What went wrong? To Islamists, it is an article of faith … that Muslims lost ground because they strayed from the road of righteousness, the path trod by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions,” May said. “They allowed themselves to be seduced and corrupted by the West and its vices – materialism, individualism, and lasciviousness among them.”
  The only way to return Islam to world dominance is, well, for Islam to dominate the world again. According to Samir Khalil Samir, a Jesuit professor of Oriental studies at the University of Saint Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon, the Islamist plan involves three phases, which are all intended to work concurrently.
  The first stage is to reform Muslim countries which have compromised with the West, to “turn Muslim countries into Islamic states governed by sharia [Islamic] law.”
  Next, Samir said, is the intention to “Islamize Christians living in Muslim countries. This is happening wherever there are radical Muslims, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq. … We saw this happen in Iraq in the past year, where some neighborhoods in Baghdad have become micro-caliphates in which Christians are told to convert to Islam or pay the Jizya (protection money), and accept second-class status.”
  Finally comes “the conversion of Europe. … This is carried out first and foremost by working with young, European-born Muslims through imams teaching radical ideologies in mosques, prisons, bookstores.” Such teachings go hand-in-hand with strident critiques of decadent Western culture.

 

The Islamist ‘strong narrative’
  This explanation of Islam’s troubles and the plan for its return to past glory is, according to May, the “strong narrative” that attracts new recruits to the cause. It is similar, he believes, to the “narrative” used by Adolph Hitler to gain support from the German people for his own goals. Just as Hitler blamed the Jews and others for the problems of the nation, so Islamists blame Jews and corrupt Western ideals for the problems of the Ummah, the worldwide Muslim community.
  Part of the appeal of this movement for Muslims is that Islamofascists declare themselves to be the true heirs of the message of the Prophet Muhammad.
  “Today jihadists are making recruits among peaceful Muslims worldwide by appealing to the teachings of the Quran and Muhammad, and on that basis portraying themselves as the exponents of ‘pure Islam,’” said Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch and author of Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t. “They claim they have rediscovered, as a popular jihadist pamphlet termed it, ‘the forgotten obligation’ of jihad.”
  Jihad is an Arabic word meaning “struggle,” and can refer to either the internal struggle against unrighteousness or the external struggle against unbelievers – including “holy war.”
  British jihadist Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, currently in prison, summarized the goal of this holy war: “Allah is the only one that must be worshipped on Earth, and the only way to guarantee this is to control all the land masses, air, and sea and give Islam the proper channel to be heard by the people.”
  Spencer said the West had better take note of what is happening throughout the Muslim world. “We fool ourselves when we imagine that the problem is a localized ‘Islamic fundamentalism,’ a ‘hijacking’ of an originally peaceful religion, such that the great majority of its adherents not only do not participate in religiously sanctioned violence, but also actively disapprove of it on grounds derived from the religion itself. In reality, active jihadists, while a minority among Muslims, base their actions in Islamic theology and are in the ascendancy throughout the Islamic world.”

 

Can the West defend itself?
  Many in the West have misunderstood Islamist anger, believing that older theories about social unrest – often involving root causes such as poverty or alienation – hold the key to peace with Muslim radicals.
  “From the ayatollahs to the freelance jihadists, there are, in the end, no ‘root causes’ – or not ones that can be negotiated by troop withdrawals from Iraq or the flag-raising ceremony for a Palestinian state,” said Mark Steyn in his book, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It.
  Time and again, radical Muslims make it clear that this holy war is not an attempt to correct social inequalities. For example, after jihadists blew up a French oil tanker off Yemen in 2002, Steyn insisted that France should have been the last nation to get hit, seeing as that country had pretty much opposed all aspects of the War on Terror.
  But that wasn’t really the point. A spokesman for the Islamic Army of Aden said, “We would have preferred to hit a U.S. frigate, but no problem because they are all infidels.”
  “No problem. They are all infidels,” Steyn repeated. “When people make certain statements and their acts conform to those statements I tend to take them at their word. As Hussein Massawi, former leader of Hezbollah, neatly put it, ‘We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.’”
  The stakes are that high, said Steyn: “It is absurd: how can the most advanced society in human history fall to a bunch of ignorant death cultists? Well, who do you think advanced societies do fall to? Something worse, something barbarous, something that’s prepared to fight when you’re not.”

 

 


Video resources to learn more about radical Islam

 

Farewell Israel
  Farewell Israel: Bush, Iran and the Revolt of Islam – A fascinating and frightening look at the history, ideology and goals of Islam, Farewell Israel provides a fast-paced overview of the religion itself, its origin and explosion out of Arabia in A.D. 632 to conquer much of the known world in its first 1,000 years of existence.
  Perhaps most controversial is the documentary’s assertion that the West, including Israel, has often failed to understand the true nature of Islam. According to the film, the challenge facing the West is not merely a radical form of Islam but the religion itself. Simply put, what the U.S. and other democracies are facing is a revival of true Islam, which had receded during the ascension of Western economic and military power during the last three centuries.
  Filled with informative, state-of-the-art computer graphics and rare video footage, this two-and-a-half-hour film is a top-rate primer about Islam that is sure to be engaging for small gatherings, church groups and older schoolchildren.
  For ordering information, visit
 www.farewellisrael.com.

 

Islam In America

  Islam in America – This DVD, produced by Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino Hills, California, is taken from a speech given at the church by Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant who is now a U.S. citizen. Gabriel was forced to leave with her parents after militant Muslim fundamentalists occupied parts of the country during the Lebanese Civil War.
Gabriel’s impassioned speech is riveting and powerful, as she uses her own experiences to warn the West – and especially America – that Islamofascists will not stop until all nations submit to Islamic law.
The DVD provides a harrowing view of Muslim fundamentalism and a stark contrast between it and the very different worldview which underlies Western culture, including the nation of Israel.
Gabriel, who has spoken on this topic on CNN and Fox as well as in numerous public venues, founded Act for America (
www.actforamerica.org) as a vehicle for promoting the truth concerning Islamic fundamentalism. She has also written a book, Because They Hate, detailing her life’s story and her warning to the West.

  The DVD can be ordered directly from the church’s Web site, www.calvarycch.org, or by phone at 909-393-7100.
Reviews by Ed Vitagliano

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Journal/stories.aspx?id=73891  

EU approves sanctions against ISLAMIC (oppression) republic of Iran (What a blow to Islamofascism’s enabler and appeaser Jimmy Carter)

June 23, 2008

EU approves sanctions against ISLAMIC (oppression) republic of Iran (What a blow to Islamofascism’s enabler and appeaser Jimmy Carter)

 Iran’s biggest bank Mon Jun 23, 11:05 AM ET
 
BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union nations approved new sanctions against Iran on Monday, including an assets freeze of the country’s biggest bank.

 
The Bank of Melli is suspected of providing services to Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and was blacklisted by the United States last year.

The EU said it will also announce Tuesday additional financial and travel sanctions — effective immediately — on several Iranian companies and “senior experts” linked to Tehran’s nuclear program.

The 27-nation bloc is also studying sanctions against Iran’s oil and gas sector — but such a step would probably take several months to implement, diplomats say.

Monday’s sanctions were formally adopted without debate at the beginning of EU talks in Luxembourg. EU leaders agreed on the measure at talks in Brussels on Friday.

Western nations fear Iran’s uranium enrichment program could be used to make a nuclear bomb. Iran insists its enrichment work is intended to produce fuel for nuclear reactors that would generate electricity and has vowed to push ahead with uranium enrichment.

The EU’s foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, held unsuccessful talks with Iranian officials in Tehran last week in the latest diplomatic overture aimed at convincing them to accept an offer of economic incentives in return for an end to its uranium enrichment program.

In Tehran, independent analyst Saeed Laylaz said the freezing of Bank Melli’s assets would lead to the Iranian economy becoming more isolated and more dependent on Chinese products.

But he suggested President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might stand to benefit. Targeting Iran “drives inflation up,” Laylaz said, “but it helps Ahmadinejad’s government hide its failures behind the sanction.”

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/topstories/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080623/ap_on_re_eu/iran_sanctions

Dubai (radical Islamic) terror threat is no surprise

June 17, 2008

Dubai (radical Islamic) terror threat is no surprise
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
And there is often the feeling that any Islamic extremists plotting attacks in the UAE, rapidly becoming the financial centre of the Middle East, …
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/middleeast/uae/2145415/Dubai-terror-threat-is-no-surprise.html

[Arab racism, Arabism, Darfur & Israel] Darfur, Mr. Peanut, Hamas, etc….All In A Day’s News

June 15, 2008

Darfur, Mr. Peanut, Hamas, etc….All In A Day’s News

All In A Day’s News…
by Gerald A. Honigman

Along with other related articles, three covering the Middle East and North Africa caught my eye on April 26th.
The first was written by a journalist whom I have long admired–and I don’t admire many in the mainstream media.
I met Tom Teepen, now a syndicated columnist for Cox News, some three decades ago. I was visiting Cincinnati for a few days out of my Columbus office and had assorted media, university, and other visits, lectures, and televised debates scheduled. We have, on occasion, briefly touched base afterwards over the years.
Tom was editorial editor, I believe, for either the Cincinnati Post or Enquire. We spent a good deal of time reviewing the Middle East. Unlike too many others in the liberal camp, Tom still has maintained clear vision when it comes to Arab-Israeli politics. The real surprise was that my local newspaper published his op-ed. After many years of batting heads with the paper brass (first on my own, then with others), I’m finally noticing a bit more balance.
So, Tom’s Blaming Israel, Freelancing On Hamas–What Is Jimmy Carter Thinking? made it into the Daytona Beach News-Journal. He recapped Mr. Peanut’s recent hot date with Hamas in Syria, where Carter tried his best to make the deliberate disembowelers of Jewish babes and other innocents look good by getting it to provide him with some foggy cover for his non-stop assault on Israel, but Hamas–to its credit–wouldn’t let him. Headlines soon claimed, anyway, that Mr. Peanut achieved a breakthrough, with Hamas offering to ‘accept’ Israel.
When will they learn? Tom exposed Carter’s nauseating comedy act.
While an allegedly ‘born again’ Carter evidently doesn’t put much value in honesty, Hamas does. It has no–and will never have–any intention of granting Jews in one tiny state what Arabs demand for themselves in some two dozen others on over six million square miles of territory…including one already created from almost 80% of the original 1920 borders of Mandatory Palestine renamed ‘Jordan.’ The new state Arabs insist on creating on the ashes of Israel, not along side it, would be their second–not first–in ‘Palestine,’ the name the Roman Emperor Hadrian gave to Judaea after the Jews’ second costly revolt for freedom in 133-135 C.E. He renamed the country after the Jews’ historic enemies, the Philistines–a non-Semitic sea people from around Crete. Contemporary Roman historians such as Tacitus, Dio Cassius, and others wrote extensively about this themselves.

To most Arabs, the whole region is simply purely Arab patrimony…in their own words. As for the scores of millions of non-Arabs who have been conquered, massacred, and suppressed, Egypt’s past Uncle Tom Copt Foreign Minister, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, perhaps said it best…accept forced Arabization and /or dhimmi status (like he did) or else. Copts were the native Egyptians conquered by Arabs after the 7th century C.E. along with numerous others.

As Mr. Peanut also knows, regarding the above, Hamas is no different than the alleged moderates of Abbas’s latter day Fatah Arafatians–regardless of how much whitewash he, Washington, and others throw upon them both. In order to force the Jews to play ball, a supposed Arab good cop had to be created to counter the State Department’s Arab bad cop.
Fatah (with as much, if not more, blood on its hands than Hamas) is simply more willing to play the Arabs’ well-known destruction in phases ‘diplomacy’ game vis-à-vis Israel to use petrodollar greased-international pressure to force Israel back to its pre-’67, 9-mile wide, armistice line–not border–existence to set it up for a combined Arab/Iranian final blow…something that UNSC Resolution 242 expressly stated was not to happen in the aftermath of the 1967 War.

But, Honigman, you say, you keep repeating these same points in many of your articles.
Yes, I do.
And as long as Arabs keep on repeating their lies and distortions, and morons or deliberate accomplices like Mr. Peanut do the same, those of us who care must repeatedly answer them. Their approach is if they repeat a lie often enough (and it goes unanswered), it will be accepted as truth.
Teepen did a good job with his short op-ed, especially since he has been a fan of Carter in the past. But let me continue to pick up yet a bit more where he left off.
With a new Presidential election approaching, I’ll never forget the last televised Democratic National Convention featuring ‘Apartheid Israel’ Mr. Peanut chasing ‘Israel is one of the top three evils in the world’ Michael Moore all over the convention floor. Closer soul brothers do not exist–unless you want to throw in a more slick Obama and the company he keeps to make a trio.
It was befitting that Carter visited Hamas in Syria, for Syria–not ‘Palestine’–was indeed the birthplace of Hamas’s patron saint, Sheikh Izzedin al-Qassam (for whom its ‘militant’ wing and rockets are named )…Latakia, to be exact. Of course, back then, many if not most Arabs in the area considered themselves to be southern Syrians, espousing one version or another of a Greater Syria plan. ‘Palestinians’ were the Jews.
Along with scores (if not hundreds) of thousands of others who poured into the Palestine Mandate (after the break up of the over four century old Ottoman Turkish Empire) due to its economic development by Jews, the Sheikh joined numerous other ‘native Palestinians’ who entered relatively recently from the latter 19th century onwards from Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere in rejecting the rights of Jews to do the same thing in any part of the ‘purely Arab patrimony,’ the Dar ul-Islam. Recall that half of Israel’s Jews were refugees from so-called ‘Arab’ and /or Muslim lands.
Moving on.
Article # 2, in the same paper, quoted Mahmoud Abbas complaining that, in his recent Washington visit, no one was talking about forcing Israel back to the ‘’67 borders.’
I do admit, that was a pleasant surprise.
While the State Department (and President Clinton and President Bush off and on) has tried its best to ignore 242’s call for the establishment of secure and recognized borders to replace Israel’s absurd 1949 armistice lines (which simply marked the point where Arab invading armies were halted upon Israel’s rebirth in 1948), Israel, despite the weakness of Prime Minister Olmert and his crew, has evidently made it clear that it took President Reagan’s words seriously when he stated on September 1, 1982:
In the pre-1967 borders, Israel was barely 10-miles wide…the bulk of Israel’s population within artillery range of hostile armies. I am not about to ask Israel to live that way again.
Not only were there mostly no Arab-Israeli ‘borders’ back then, but the Abbas/Arab claim that Israel is setting up settlements on Palestinian land has the same amount of truth in it as does the ‘67 border claim.
When Transjordan (army led by British officers)–created from most of the Mandate of Palestine in 1922–attacked Israel along with a half dozen other Arab states loaded with arms left over by the Allies in World War II in 1948, it seized Judea and Samaria…British imperialism’s west bank (of the Jordan River) as opposed to the Trans(’across’)jordanian east bank. Sir Alec Kirkbride, the Brits’ East Bank rep, wrote extensively about this in his A Crackle Of Thorns: Experiences In The Middle East.
The Arab land grab was illegal, only two nations recognized it. Still, Transjordan renamed itself Jordan, since it now held both banks, and saw to it that no Jews could reenter lands where their ancestors had lived and owned land for thousands of years until their massacres by Arabs in the 1920s and 1930s.
At the same time, huge numbers of Arabs continued to pour in…more Arab settlers setting up Arab settlements.
All together, so many Arabs were recent arrivals themselves into the Palestinian Mandate that
the United Nations Relief Works Agency–UNRWA–had to adjust the very definition of the word ‘refugee’ from its prior meaning of persons normally and traditionally resident to those who lived in the Mandate for a minimum of only two years prior to 1948 when counting those who fled the fighting Arabs started upon Israel’s rebirth.
Contrary to the Arabs’ claim that these were ‘occupied Palestinian lands,’ Judea and Samaria were non-apportioned parts of the Mandate, and leading international legal authorities such as Eugene Rostow, William O’Brien, and others have stressed that these areas were open to settlement by Jew, Arab, and other residents of the Mandate alike.
How could you occupy lands taken from an illegal occupier?
The territory in question is indeed disputed…not occupied Arab lands a la Abbas, Hamas, and Mr. Peanut.
When Israel captured Judea and Samaria in the ‘67 War as a result of a bad decision by Jordan to join Egypt’s Nasser, Syria, and others in the Arabs’ latest attempt upon its life, it came to hold territory of the Mandate officially apportioned to no one…not ‘Palestinian’ land. The Arabs themselves rejected a proposed 1947 partition of the remaining 25% of the Mandate left over after the creation of Transjordan in 1922.
While I do not advocate Israel holding on to the entire area, certainly a reasonable territorial compromise which corrects the travesty of the ‘49 armistice lines–a la 242–is a must. And Judea–land of the Jews–must never become Judenrein again…unless Arabs are prepared to see the one-fifth of Israel itself who are Arabs–many hostile–get the boot as well. Such population transfers have indeed already occurred elsewhere. Consider those involving Turks, Greeks, and Bulgars, Israel’s Jewish refugees from ‘Arab’ lands, and India and Pakistan for starters.
Now, about those Jewish settlements Abbas complains about in that second article.
If Jews are to return to Judea and Samaria in the context of a 242-type territorial compromise, then how and where else will this come about if not by establishing/reestablishing Jewish towns and so forth–’settlements?’ Without the latter, Israel doesn’t get the former.
Article # 3…
The News-Journal finally gave the genocide in Darfur some of the attention it deserves…large front page article with maps and big pictures.
Unlike the Arab-Israeli mess, however, the perpetrators might as well have come from Mars. No where was the word Arab mentioned.
After the Arabs burst out of the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century C.E. and forcibly Arabized millions of non-Arab peoples in the process, the Sudan (Nubia, etc.) held out for quite some time. In other parts of North Africa, native Jews aligned with Imazighen (’Berbers’) to resist this conquest as well. We’ll revisit this a bit later.
Back in the ‘60s, the first modern civil war broke out between the non-Muslim black African south and the Arab and Arabized (remember Dr. Boutros-Ghali’s comments above?) north in the Sudan.
Sudanese President Nimeiry’s stated during the slaughter of over a half million blacks at this time (and over a million more ever since) that…
‘the Sudan is the basis of the Arab thrust into…black Africa, the Arab civilizing mission (Arabism and Pan-Arabism in Sudanese Politics, Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 11, #2, 1973, pp. 177-78).’
Rudyard Kipling’s late 19th century poem, ‘The White Man’s Burden,’ supposedly typifies Western colonialist and imperialist attitudes towards the Third World. If that’s the case, then what does Nimeiry and the other example below, expressed in the Syrian Arab Constitution of the Ba’th, typify?
‘…The Arab fatherland belongs to the Arabs. They alone have the right to direct its destinies…The Arab fatherland is that part of the globe inhabited by the Arab nation which stretches from the Taurus Mountains, the Pacht-i-Kouh Mountains, the Gulf of Basra, the Arab Ocean, the Ethiopian Mountains, the Sahara, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.’
Yet, the more recent full scale outbreak of violence in the Sudan in the 21st century has an even more revealing twist.

While earlier bloodshed there and elsewhere could largely be seen as modern extensions of the fourteen century-old clash between the Dar ul-Islam and the Dar al-Harb, the one in the Sudan’s Darfur (as those in Arab-occupied Kurdistan and much of the rest of North Africa) is mostly about Arab racism and chauvinism…pure and simple. You know, those folks who like to scream about ‘racist Zionism.’ Over a thousand years earlier, this led to the overthrow of the Syrian-based Arab imperialist Umayyad Caliphate.

So, in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, it’s Arab and Arabized versus black Africans…regardless of religion. Ditto for Arab versus Kurd, Amazigh, and so forth. These victims are mostly Muslims.
In Sudan’s largely non-Muslim south, it’s a combination of both Arab racism and the conquest of the Dar ul-Islam–as exemplified also in the expected subjugation and dhimmitude of Egyptian Copts, Lebanon’s Christians, Near Eastern Assyrians, and Israel, Jew of the Nations, and home to whom Arabs call ‘their’ kilab yahud…Jew dogs.
An Amazigh (Berber) publisher friend ( http://www.north-of-africa.com/ ) recently sent me a video produced by the highly respected Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). Its contents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XROAu1cTcQ8 showed a debate on Al-Alam TV (Iran) on July 21, 2007over a new Berber-Jewish Friendship League set up in Morocco. Even more recently, Morocco has outlawed the creation of an Amazigh political party…especially since it espoused good relations with Israel.
Keep in mind that Morocco has had, relatively speaking and as an ‘Arab’ country, reasonable relations with Israel itself. Hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jews had their roots there. But the prospect of former and current fellow victims of forced Arabization getting together has implications for Arabs that even the Moroccans can’t allow. Much if not most of North Africa is of Amazigh–not Arab–descent.
Among other comments in that debate, the Amazigh spokesman pointed out that both Jews and Berbers predated the Arab conquest by thousands of years, fought long and hard against that conquest, and want nothing to do with Arab identity and forced Arabization. Keeping in mind that in modern times many Berbers have already been killed by Arabs for less, very brave words indeed.
To sum things up, those three news articles on April 26th were loaded with important material.
The problem is that, without further extensive explanation such as what I’ve attempted here, the issues are too complex for many readers to grasp.
Having said this, journalists and folks like ex-Presidents shoulder huge responsibilities and should therefore dig much deeper before commenting and pontificating a la Carter on such issues.
By the way, when’s the last time anyone heard Carter comment on any of the above non-Arab civil, political, and humanitarian issues?
If they don’t involve Arabs, he doesn’t want to know. And a look at the contributors to his library and such may explain at least some of Mr. Peanut’s Arab-colored vision.

http://geraldahonigman.com/blog.php?id=P98

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[Iraq] Talabani charges [Iran’s Islamic Lebanese based terrorists] Hezbollah interference

June 13, 2008

IRAQ & US ACCUSE SYRIA’S IRAN’S LEBANESE BASED ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH TERRORISTS OF CRIMES IN IRAQ

[Iraq] Talabani charges [Iran’s Islamic Lebanese based terrorists] Hezbollah interference

Published: May 30, 2008 at 8:23

BAGHDAD, May 30 (UPI) — Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in a Baghdad interview Friday, accused the leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah of meddling in Iraq’s affairs.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/05/30/Talabani_charges_Hezbollah_interference/UPI-44791212150201/

 
Commentary: Iraq ripe for Iranian [militant Shia Muslim] domination

March 4, 2008

Richard Beeston, Foreign Editor of The Times
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was right to look smug at the end of his two-day state visit to Iraq. Not only did he become the first Iranian president to visit Baghdad, but he also took a big step towards achieving the victory that had eluded Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian revolution.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article3478353.ece?Submitted=true

The Jawa Report: Smackdown Hezbollah In Iraq Apr 9, 2008 … What are the special groups that Iran is using to fight a proxy war with the US in Iraq? Well, Hezbollah in Iraq is one! …
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/192192.php

Report: Hezbollah’s No. 2 Arrested in Iraq – Investigative Round-UpReport: Hezbollah’s No. 2 Arrested in Iraq … The number two man in the militant Shiite Lebanese group Hezbollah was recently arrested in Iraq, …
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/06/05/roundup/entry4156311.shtml

Iraq: “Hezbollah’s declarations and Iraq’s national security” By Phares on Arabic Radio May 31, 2008, 17:40
http://www.walidphares.com/artman/publish/article_1726.shtml

A REGION INFLAMED: THE HAND OF TEHRAN; Hezbollah, in Iraq …Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite group, has established a significant presence in Iraq, but is not taking part in attacks on American forces inside the …
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEFDE113BF937A15752C1A9659C8B63

YouTube – Lebanese hezbollah killing US soldiers in Iraq …4 min 43 sec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlO-cUGGQPo

Hezbollah Declares War On America: Front Is In Iraq – Sean Hannity …Al-Seyassah (Kuwait): Hezbollah decides to open front against Washington in Iraq – NATO sources in Brussels said yesterday that Lebanon’s Hezbollah has …
http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?t=690111

 

Hezbollah Trains Iraqis in Iran, Officials Say – New York Times May 5, 2008 … An American official said the account of Hezbollah’s role was provided by four Shiite militia members who were captured in Iraq late last …
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/05/world/middleeast/05iran.html
 
BBC NEWS | Middle East | US links Iran to attack in Iraq Jul 2, 2007 … The information came from a top Hezbollah fighter recently captured in southern Iraq, an army spokesman said. …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6260690.stm
 
YouTube – Michael Ware on Hezbollah in Iraq A top Hezbollah leader has been captured in Iraq, offering more proof of Iran’s proxy war with the United States. July 2, 2007.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=aLJM7j3tW_U&feature=related
 
ABC News: U.S.: Hezbollah Iran’s Proxy in Iraq Jul 2, 2007 … A senior Lebanese Hezbollah operative, Ali Mussa Dakdouk, was captured March 20 in southern Iraq, Bergner said. Dakdouk served for 24 years …
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3336816 
 
Officials: Hezbollah agent played deaf before confessing – CNN.comBAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A top special operations officer with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia pretended to be deaf and mute when he was captured in Iraq earlier …
http://us.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/07/02/iraq.hezbollah/index.html 
 
Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq – New York TimesIran has facilitated the link between Hezbollah and the Shiite militias in Iraq, the official said. Syrian officials have also cooperated, though there is …
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/28/world/middleeast/28military.html 
 
“I think sending Hezbollah to Iraq is about Iran’s desire for us to take them seriously, …
http://www.free-lebanon.com/LFPNews/2003/November/attacks/attacks.html 
 
FDD: Iran, Hezbollah, and Iraq (BM)Mar 6, 2006 … This Washington Times editorial sums up Iran’s insidious influence in Iraq — including how Iranian funding for Hezbollah’s al-Manar …
http://fdd.typepad.com/fdd/2006/03/iran_hezbollah_.html
 

ARAB OIL POWER CONTROL OF THE WORLD

June 11, 2008


http://www.terrorfreeoil.org/

Cartoon In UAE Paper: Arab World Sitting On Oil, Hungry For Bread
Arab World Sitting On Oil, Hungry For Bread
Cartoonist: ‘Amer Al-Zo’abi
Source: Akhbar Al-Arab, UAE, May 28, 2008
http://www.thememriblog.org/blog_personal/en/7671.htm

Threats to U.S. Energy Security: The Challenge of Arab Oil Therefore, “the Arab oil states were to discover that the sheer power of the oil weapon imposed equally powerful…
http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/bg95.cfm 
 
SudanTribune article : Darfur’s ugly resonance in the Arab world A troubled Arab citizenry’s silent acquiescence in violence and … of poor governance and distorted Arab power structures over a period of decades. …
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article4624
 
Arab oil billionaires have certainly found the means to influence public opinion by …. on the House itself, with all its trappings of power and authority. …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/09/the_democratic_party_and_the_j.html
 
Obama: Petrodollars pay for weapons that kill American troops and Israeli citizens…
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/04/AR2008060401325.html?nav=rss_politics 
 
free ourselves from the tyranny of oil, the petro dollars that pay for weapons that kill American troops and Israeli citizens.” …
http://www.drudge.com/user/northguy3
 
Saddam’s legacy of violence and war – Conflict in Iraq- msnbc.comHe built Iraq into the Arab world’s most dynamic economy and then ruined it. …. a prize that gave him, briefly, control of almost half the world’s oil. …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3708671/
 
The Power of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Leaders – Middle East QuarterlyLacking as they do formal control over policymaking, the power of the ulema is missed … October 17: A Kuwaiti-sponsored conference of Arab oil-producing …
http://www.meforum.org/article/482
 
Keep Democracy Out of the Arab World The Arab world has long been ruled by… dictators and as we will see, …. Most of these dictators have been more than willing to give us oil…
http://www.themiddleeastnow.com/arabdemocracy.html
 
Lionheart: Arab Oil money owns the British justice system26 Jan 2008 … Has the land and the inner power structure of United Kingdom been sold off for vast amounts of Arab oil money by today’s ruling Elite? …
http://lionheartuk.blogspot.com/2008/01/arab-oil-money-owns-british-justice.html 
 
Oil fuels ethnic violence in Chad – CNN.com The recent discovery of oil has only stepped up the power struggles in the … where Sudan’s government and government-supported Arab militias…
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/02/03/chad.explainer/index.html
 
The Arab World: Oil, Power, Violence – TIME The Arab World: Oil, Power, Violence. Monday, Apr. 02, 1973 … Their oil wealth is in the process of changing their history, bringing them a power they …
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,907040-2,00.html 
 
Result of the Oil Embargo of 1973? The Arab states ended their production limitation plan and embargo without winning their political … Can the Arabs Ever Use Their Oil Weapon Power Again? …
http://www.palestinefacts.org/pf_1967to1991_oilembargo_result.php
 
 
Who’s to Blame for High Gas Prices? The Arab oil producing countries are now taking $800 Billion Dollars per year from …. vote to allow drilling, nuclear power, and coal fired power plants. …
http://www.plnewsforum.com/index.php/forums/viewthread/34155/
 
The vast power of the Saudi [ARAB] Lobby – …Even during the Saudi-led oil embargo of 1973-74, an exceedingly hostile action … Leading the Arab charge on Capitol Hill was the debonair Prince Bandar, …
http://www.likud.nl/press433.html
 
The Power of Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Leaders – Middle East Quarterly Lacking as they do formal control over policy making, the power of the ulema is missed … October 17: A Kuwaiti-sponsored conference of Arab oil-producing …
http://www.meforum.org/article/482

(Arab controlling the world) KINDA MAKES YOU WONDER [Dem. vs Rep. in dealing with ARAB OIL POWER]

June 11, 2008

(Arab controlling the world) KINDA MAKES YOU WONDER [Dem. vs Rep. in dealing with ARAB OIL POWER]

KINDA MAKES YOU WONDER…

John H. at Powerline writes:

For several decades, the Democratic Party has pursued policies designed to drive up the cost of petroleum, and therefore gas at the pump. Remarkably, the Democrats don’t seem to have taken much of a political hit from the current spike in gas prices. Probably that’s because most people don’t realize how different the two parties’ energy policies have been.

Congressman Roy Blunt put together these data to highlight the differences between House Republicans and House Democrats on energy policy:

ANWR Exploration
House Republicans: 91% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Coal-to-Liquid
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 78% Opposed

Oil Shale Exploration
House Republicans: 90% Supported
House Democrats: 86% Opposed

Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Exploration
House Republicans: 81% Supported
House Democrats: 83% Opposed

Refinery Increased Capacity
House Republicans: 97% Supported
House Democrats: 96% Opposed

SUMMARY
91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of American-made oil and gas.

86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing the production of American-made oil and gas.

PAUL M. adds: It’s useful to keep this sort of thing in mind when we hear (on something like a daily basis these days) that the Republicans have run out of ideas or that Republican ideas didn’t work. The truth is that most major Republican ideas weren’t tried because the Democrats blocked them. Increasing the domestic production of oil and gas (a move so obvious it barely meets the standard for being an idea) is hardly the only example.

The post elicited this response from commenter “Ronnor”. (I’ve cleaned up the grammar and spelling.)

“After being called a conspiracy theorist I posted this.

‘Who said anything about conspiracies?

I’m talking about taking bribes from the Arabs. Don’t you think thats being done? It’s called the price of doing business. Take a look at the Carter Center financing and then look at how he helps skew the oil market.

Why wouldn’t you think that politicians would take a bribe when every year someone goes to jail for it?

How cheap it would be to buy votes? And you wouldn’t need many, what 50 Senators? Pay a couple of billion dollars in Swiss accounts. Or fund PAC’s, universities and their professors to push the Arab Oil Agenda. Didn’t Saudi Arabia just give a couple of hundreds of millions to Harvard and a few other places? Saw that in the newspapers — just what do you think that is for?

Phony up a few ‘trusts’ where it’s impossible to find out what, where and how much they are really giving.

Want to really screw up oil shale development? Gve 20 attorneys 50 million dollars to start environmental inspections, lawsuits, marches on State Legislatures.

It’s a lot of money on the table — $800 billion to the Arabs this year, a couple of billion to Senators, Congressmen/women, couple of greens to suppress gas and oil exploration, stop nuclear and all the rest of things that they as American citizens can do legally and the investment comes back a hundred fold.

Why wouldn’t the Arab oil producers do something like that? It’s the smart thing to do and it’s what is ingrained in the Arab ethic (they have none).

How laughable that you don’t think bribery works. It does and has for millennia. You must think the Arab stupid and our elected officials completly honest if you don’t think this is happening somewhat right now. Remember, money talks and you know what walks.

Islamic apartheid suppresses Jewish people Just another example of how Jewish people speaking the truth and reading the truth is called an “insult” and an excuse for Islamic apartheid. Why don’t people protest the MIddle Eastern Islamic apartheid against the Jewish people? Why do Muslims claim to have the right to supress, humiliate and destroy everyone else? Why is apartheid, homophobia, sexism, racism, facism, religious coercion, expansionism, imperialism and mass murder of civilians ok as long as the Islamic empire chooses it? Why do they claim Islam and Arabism more important than all human beings and all human cultures? Mara – UK (06/05/2008 12:32)

June 10, 2008

Islamic apartheid suppresses Jewish people Just another example of how Jewish people speaking the truth and reading the truth is called an “insult” and an excuse for Islamic apartheid. Why don’t people protest the MIddle Eastern Islamic apartheid against the Jewish people? Why do Muslims claim to have the right to supress, humiliate and destroy everyone else? Why is apartheid, homophobia, sexism, racism, facism, religious coercion, expansionism, imperialism and mass murder of civilians ok as long as the Islamic empire chooses it? Why do they claim Islam and Arabism more important than all human beings and all human cultures? Mara – UK (06/05/2008 12:32)

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