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Biased CNN’s Angry bitter-lemon Muslim face of the ‘YouTube – Republican debate’

November 18, 2007

Biased CNN’s Angry bitter-lemon Muslim face of the ‘YouTube – Republican debate’.

From http://lightonthings.blogspot.com

If you thought that the ‘Christianne Amanpour’ trend of
belittling radical Islam menace on the entire world via some cheap ‘journalism’
of 100% inaccuracy in her infamous refuted “God’s warriors’, where she distorts
and lies on other faiths, in order to equalize others to the only real danger
the globe faces today, which is of course, not Buddhist, Christian, Jewish,
Shinto, but [extreme] Islam.

At CNN’s advertisement ahead of the Republican debates it
CHOOSE by no accident an Arab Muslim young woman covered with a Muslim scarf
asking: “If you were president, What would you do to repair the image of
America”?

Coming from a person of a culture that hates the west
especially the powerful in the west and the bastion of freedom such as US, UK,
Australia, etc. it was very odd to see the “most trusted name in news” to pick
up such an un-average American “point of view”, worse there is no secret behind
such a line, a Muslim typical propaganda as if “being liked by the Muslim world
is in US hands”….

Unless you see CNN for what it is, a worsening media as
nothing but on the Arabist side. Do not overlook the Arab money grip control,
like the Dubai “sponsorship” of CNN.

If I were to answer to that propaganda piece by that
Muslim woman, even with an effort of the best PC I’d still
answer:

Let’s see, for years, you, the Arab Muslim world have
been trying to sell to is that your grievances are mainly because of the
“palestinian” -Israel issue, hmm, President George W. Bush is the most pro
“Palestinian” president ever, the one that has pushed for an independent state,
practically an unprecedented historic gift, for this group of grandchildren of
mostly Arab immigrants into the historic land of the Jews.

So where do the Arab “Palestinians” or the Arab world as
a whole stand in its “likeness” of the US?

Did the Arab Muslim world like us better when we the US
have interfered to save Kuwaiti Arabs ass, or Bosnian Muslims
ass?

Well, maybe the ball is exclusively in your hands, in
your hate education, in your Mosques, in your mainstream media?

Maybe this “why do we hate you” is a convenient card to
take as much as you can from the US, and still demand more without every
reducing their hatred for the powerful infidel?

Well, I for one just replace the word “maybe”, for
SURE.

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Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

November 6, 2007

Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

From: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/02/AR2007110201659.html

Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close.

By Ruth Wisse
Sunday, November 4, 2007; Page B03

These days, it’s becoming downright chic to hint forebodingly that America’s Jews are just too powerful. But whether it’s the political scientists John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt or former president Jimmy Carter, those who accuse modern Jews of having excessive clout are getting it precisely backward. In the real world, Jews have too little power and influence. They also have too little self-confidence about defending themselves.

Consider a basic paradox. Even anti-Semites often give Jews credit for having exceptional intelligence. Self-congratulatory Web sites reckon that Jews, who make up about 0.2 percent of the world’s population, have been awarded more than 160 Nobel Prizes. But if Jews are so smart, why do 22 Arab League countries account for a tenth of the Earth’s land surface while the Israelis struggle to secure a country that is 1/19th the size of California? If Jews are so powerful, why does Israel attract twice as many venture-capital investments as all of Europe, even while it’s the only one of the United Nations’ 192 member states that has been charged with racism for the crime of its existence? How powerful is that?

In fact, there’s an excellent historical reason why Jewish intellectual achievement sits alongside political weakness. Simply put, Jewish achievement in other areas has come at the expense of political strength, and the strange relationship of Jews and power has made them history’s favorite prey. Centuries of survival in other people’s lands prevented Jews from achieving full acceptance — and access to the levers of government. Some individual Jews may have lived large, but the Jewish people as a whole lived on sufferance, afraid to antagonize those from whom they sought tolerance.

These questions mean a lot to me. I’m often asked how I, a teacher of Yiddish literature, came to write about politics. But remember that the Yiddish language, developed by European Jews over almost a thousand years, was practically erased along with them in a mere six, 1939-45. So studying Yiddish literature, almost by definition, concentrates the mind on Jewish political disabilities.

When Jerusalem was crushed by Rome in the year 70 — so brutally that, according to the historian Josephus, “no one visiting the spot would believe it had once been inhabited” — some Jews stayed on, but the vast majority made their homes in foreign lands. For more than 18 centuries, Jews survived as a nation without three basic staples of nationhood: land, central government and independent means of self-defense.

Instead, Jews turned to strategies of accommodation. They provided goods and services to their gentile neighbors in return for being allowed to stay in the country. They became money-lenders, bankers, minters, craftsmen, midwives — trades that gentiles would let them perform and that allowed Jews to observe their calendar, customs and religious laws. But they had no independent way to protect their achievements.

Unlike their Christian and Muslim overlords, Jews had good reasons to avoid irking those from whom they sought acceptance. The German poet Heinrich Heine, who called conversion to Christianity his “ticket of admission” to European culture, likened Jews to a prince whom “black magic” had transformed into a dog: “All week long he goes on scraping/Through life’s excrement and sweepings/To the mockery of jeers of street boys.” Only on Friday evenings, while ushering the Sabbath into his own home, does the dog resume its human shape. Heine saw that the humiliation of the Jews was offset by a moral serenity, and that their moral serenity was offset by acute political vulnerability.

The creation of the state of Israel in May 1948, after the carnage of the Holocaust, was supposed to change all this. But the newly formed Arab League made opposition to Israel the only common goal of its otherwise quarrelsome membership. The new United Nations, tribune of emerging post-colonial nations, did not protect Israel from assault, and over time the world body became a party to the Arab League’s war against Jewish statehood.

Of course, Israel now had an army, and a formidable one at that. But the Israel Defense Forces did not change the Jews’ existential condition as a minority; Israel was now a minority among the nations, contending with Arab states that sought to dominate or destroy it. Israel still lived by strategies of accommodation, trying to supply its neighborhood with useful services and goods such as medical, agricultural and technological know-how. In the 1990s, utopians such as Shimon Peres, now Israel’s president, hailed a “new Middle East” of economic and political cooperation. When Peres and Israel’s late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin installed Yasser Arafat as the head of a Palestinian proto-state, they began another doomed Jewish political experiment — making Israel, as best I can figure, the first country in the world ever to arm its enemy in hopes of gaining security.

What about American Jewry? Mearsheimer and Walt allege that a Jewish cabal dictates U.S. policy in the Middle East, helping Israeli interests and hurting U.S. ones. So have American Jews really begun to mobilize effectively to protect Israel, or are people again overstating Jewish power and its supposed dangers?

Consider the halls of ivy where, if anywhere, the intellectual firepower of Jews might be expected to be on display in defense of Jewish interests. At Columbia University, the late Edward Said used his authority as a teacher of comparative literature to apologize for Palestinian terrorism and condone Arab violence against Israel, including, in one instance, by personal example. (In 2000, a photographer for a French news agency snapped him in southern Lebanon tossing a rock toward an Israeli position.) Much of the Jewish professoriat looked the other way or signed his petitions.

Elsewhere in the academy, Jewish professors themselves lead the anti-Israel barrage. In fact, Mearsheimer and Walt expected Jewish organizations to sponsor their talks and complained of “censorship” when the groups did not. Clearly, there is nothing quite as fun — or as lucrative — as baiting Jews.

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ISLAMIC LOBBY ‘MPAC’ THE BULLY, Muslims bully Muslims over selling Israeli produce

November 5, 2007

[ISLAMIC LOBBY ‘MPAC’ THE BULLY]Muslims bully Muslims over selling Israeli produce12/10/2007By Rachel Fletcher
A campaign by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) to bully Muslim shop-owners not to sell Israeli produce “verges on antisemitism”, an interfaith activist said this week.

Richard Stone, founder and president of Muslim-Jewish dialogue group Alif-Aleph UK, said the tactics by MPAC, which calls on its website for pressure against shops that carry Israeli stock, were “not constructive”.

The lobby group’s campaign, timed to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan, includes calls to boycott Sabar Bros in Slough for stocking Israeli “blood” dates, giving the shop’s address and phone number.

Complaining that the shop “supports Israel”, the site urges: “Don’t be silent in the face of oppression — please phone them now and tell them you will boycott their shop unless they stop selling Israeli produce.”

MPAC’s website states: “The dates in your household which you may be using to break your fasts with, despite being from a Muslim-owned shop, may well be fuelling the Israeli economy.”

It said eight Muslim-owned businesses in Manchester had been visited. Six of them carried Israeli stock.

The campaigners complain that several businessmen — whose shops they did not name — had said they would continue to sell the Israeli products.

Mr Stone told the JC: “This sort of digging around to find the smallest possible bit of Israeli activity, anything that could possibly be criticised, verges in my view on antisemitism.

“This encourages people to be hostile to people who have sympathy for the Israeli position, in the same way I would not want Jewish people to promote hostility to Palestinians on the grounds of what a minority of Palestinian people do.

“A lot of anti-Israel stuff has tones which slip over into being antisemitic. There should be nothing political to divide Muslims and Jews in this country and importing the crisis is often found objectionable by Israelis and Palestinians here.”

Sabar Hussain, the owner of the Slough shop, Sabar Bros, said he was receiving four or five calls a day, pressuring him to stop selling Israeli produce.

He told the JC: “We are open for everyone, not just Muslims. Is it illegal to sell Israeli dates? There is demand for them.Everyone in Slough sells these dates, so why are they mentioning my name? If you don’t want to buy Israeli products, don’t buy them.”

Mr Hussain, who said he intended to contact his local MP, added: “Some callers say things like, ‘You are not Muslim, you’re supporting Israel.’ If people were polite I might consider what they are asking, but this makes me want to go on selling them.”

MPAC’s website claimed that the Appna Cash and Carry in Manchester had declined to put up their flyers for fear of offending, but had a policy of not knowingly selling Israeli dates.

Manager Naseer Ahmed said he had long refused to stock Israeli dates, but had never heard of MPAC or been approached by them.

“It is possible they spoke to someone on the shop floor,” he said, adding: “I have political reasons [for not carrying Israeli stock]. In the time of apartheid, I didn’t sell South African products.”

An MPAC spokesman told the JC: “Some people in the Muslim community have a village mentality. They can’t think ethically and are more profit-motivated.”

http://www.thejc.com/Home.aspx?ParentId=m11&AId=55936&ATypeId=1&secid=11&prev=true

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