Arlene Kushner has written a devastating recap of the terrible series of events in the hand over of Israel to Islamic jihad. Condi is so out of her depth, it breaks the human heart. The Arabs have co-opted her so completely and Bush incomprehensively believes in her and so what we have here is surrender in chunks.The terrible pity is when the consequences of these annihilationist moves begin to unfold Israel will have no choice. None.
Arlene from Israel gives us the death blow by bow;
"Deplorable" Arlene Kushner (hat tip sommer)
Well, it was unlikely that Rice , who is here, would have readily walked away without further concessions from Israel for the sake of the "peace process." Some concessions, of some sort, from our craven, appeasing government. But what has taken place is above and beyond.
After Rice met with Defense Minister Barak and PA Prime Minister Fayyad here in Jerusalem, she actually said she was "amazed" by the gestures being advanced by Israel. I don't wonder at her amazement, as this sort of one-sided, tushy-kissing effort to be nice to an entity that in fact wishes us gone is quite breath-taking. But, rather than being "amazed," I'm just plain shocked. And outraged.
Rice announced that a number of concrete actions will be taken to improve the situation.
Take a deep breath before reading this list of Barak's major offers:
 The establishment of a Palestinian city (or series of neighborhoods) north of the town of al-Bireh, outside of Ramallah, to be paid for by a Jordanian businessman, to alleviate housing shortages in the Ramallah area. It would house tens of thousands of Palestinians.
This strikes me as most offensive of all . After the PA screams bloody murder about building a few hundred units in existing communities, and just one day after Abbas lied about this and said we were doing unprecedented building, we make this offer?
 Increasing the number of laborers allowed into Israel to 5,000.
 Taking down one checkpoint and 50 roadblocks , in order to ease the movement of Palestinians between the cities of Jenin, Tulkarm, Kalkilya and Ramallah.
As I remember, these roadblocks went up because easy movement between these cities allowed weapons to be transported.
 Easing of restrictions on Palestinian public figures.
But just about a week ago a Palestinian official was caught smuggling large numbers of phones from Jordan.
 Easing security checks for Palestinian businessmen.
Of course, a businessman would never aid a terrorist.
Barak further suggested:
 Upgrading the infrastructure for aiding the Palestinians waiting at the crossings, the cost of which is estimated at NIS 8.3 million.
 Transferring 325 cars and logistic equipment from the IDF to the Palestinian security organizations, including generators, blankets and first aid kits.
I have on occasion commented that our leaders who take such actions are crazy. But I've been cautioned by some readers to avoid saying that, because truly crazy people are absolved of responsibility for their actions -- and the comment is on the mark.
What I will say, instead, is that this is very sick, but that Barak remains fully responsible for his decisions.
You may be wondering what the PA will be offering in all of this. After all, Fayyad and Barak met together to put forward suggests to improve the situation.
Well, it was agreed that the Palestinian security forces must assume "greater responsibility."
I did not note a precise delineation of responsibility for what.
They also agreed to step up efforts to "prevent terror."
Again, that vagueness. Nothing that could be quantified or measured -- the way Barak's promises on taking down 50 roadblocks or allowing 5,000 laborers into Israel can be measured.
I heard tonight, by the way, from a very reliable source that Rice said today that the US would be watching Israel closely to see that these commitments were honored.
But the Palestinians? Hey, they can say they made an effort to prevent terror, they gave it their best.
And Fayyad? This particular son of a bitch refused to make a public statement with Olmert and Rice. Take all that's offered, but not be seen to be too close to Israeli leader, who is an enemy of Palestine, after all. The photo op would not have served him in the street, which admires Hamas.
And as if this is not bad enough, Barak and Olmert are making gestures to Syria regarding resuming peace negotiations.
From a military perspective this is a disaster. I heard Maj. Gen (res) Yaakov Amidror -- former Commander of the IDF's National Defense College and currently with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs -- speak on a panel sponsored by Likud Anglo tonight. As Syria's demand for peace is return of the Golan Heights, his assessment was that negotiating peace with Syria might mean we would ultimately find ourselves fighting Iranians in the Galil.
Another panel member, Dan Diker -- Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs and a Senior Foreign Policy Analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs -- made this incisive observation: Timing is everything. We have just seen that heads of major Arab countries are snubbing Syria by not participating in the conference in Damascus. And now? Now is the time we pick to undercut that message and confer legitimacy on Syria by reaching out to Assad?
A theme of this panel was the recognition that concessions don't work. Israel, in 1993, had the notion that the more we gave the more the world would respect us. But the reverse has happened, as the world has lost respect for us and has stopped understanding that we have legitimate rights in this land. As we fail to stand up for ourselves, it is the Palestinian narrative that is being internalized internationally.
One last comment before closing: I heard it tonight from an American with major contacts (as I've hard it before from an international lawyer here with Washington DC connections): Rice is running the show, and she's doing the work of Saudi Arabia. But Bush's attitude towards Israel is not the same as Rice's. He is being seriously misled: By Rice, whom he trusts, and by the PA leaders, whose lovely words of peace he trusts, and by the Israeli leaders, who tell him how much we're willing to give up.
There's more. Go
Must read. This is the terrible truth being kept from the public. If people understood what we are up against we would approach the war vastly differently.
“Being charged with Islamophobia is a small price to pay for securing our future”
Indian journalist  Kanchan Gupta (hat tip, N.S. Rajaram) admits his naivete, and makes a confessional (in a column from today’s (3/30/08)  Daily Pioneer) that our “intelligentsia” in journalism (and beyond), purportedly “covering” Islam, should read, and ponder:
There was a time of innocence when I believed in the thesis that there is more than one Islam. There were those with whom you could swap ideas, share jokes and even the cup that cheers. A decade later, during which time I spent three years in Cairo and traveled more than once into the heart of Islam - well, almost, since non-Muslims are not allowed beyond Jeddah, the gateway to Mecca and Medina - I stand converted to the view that any talk of there being a moderate Islam or Islam as a religion of peace merely because of the salutation sa’laam is so much bunkum
In any event, the ummah sees Islam as a religion that demands absolute submission, which is not really the same as a religion that is predicated on peace and equality. And although the Quran does not stress on compulsion, it does not overflow with kindness towards those who do not submit to god’s will either. The best they can hope for is to be protected by a treaty (dhimmah), which in this day and age would mean unlimited appeasement, and the privileges of the dhimmi are purchased by paying jiziya apart from humiliating conditions of subservience, for instance communal budgeting and a “Muslim first’” policy, as is being done in our country.>
The so-called moderate Muslims who till now have skillfully used doublespeak to position themselves as representatives of the ummah, more so in liberal democracies. Their status is now seriously threatened by those who have no hesitation in acknowledging the true nature of Islam both as a faith and a weapon of subjugation.
Those who believe in liberty and freedom of thought need not fear either.
Being charged with Islamophobia is a small price to pay for securing our future.
Amen. Read the column in its  entirety.
Atlas readers know how I love and adore the bravest of the brave Wafa Sultan. You share my respect and admiration. We owe her an incaluable debt. Her place is history cannot be underestimated.
There is a death threat on her head. Islam wants her dead. We must take action. Jerry Gordan writes me:
Help Wafa Sultan-Send a Letter to the Qatar Embassy about her Death Fatwa (hat tip Michael)
We posted on courageous Dr. Wafa Sultan's second al-Jazeera interview that included a debate with Egyptian Islamist, Tal'at Rheim on the republication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Subsequent to the March 4th Al-Jazeera interview, Egyptian Islamist Sheik al-Qaradawi issued a Fatwa against her. Sultan and her family have gone into hiding.
Our ally , Bob Spencer of Jihad Watch has called Sultan " a national and international treasure". Having met Dr. Sultan, we agree.
Yesterday, we received email s from Joyce and Persia expressing concerns about the lack of 24/7 personal security protection for Dr. Sultan. Note that in Holland, Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders received 24/7 security from his government with the release of his important film, "Fitna". Her safety is the equivalent of what the British government did for author Salman Rushdie when the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a Fatwa calling for his death with the publication of his book, 'The Satanic Verses". Our government should consider doing the same for Dr. Sultan, an American citizen who is the subject of a death threat from an Islamist Cleric, Sheik al-Qarawadi.
She asked us to help her by submitting a letter to the Embassy of Qatar. Qatar hosts the 24/7 Arab language satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera.
Please either use her letter as a template, or write your own. Submit your letter on the embassy site: http://www.qatarembassy.net. Click into "feedback."
Sultan has been forced into hiding and needs our help for her valued and courageous stands against radical Islamism.
Copies of letters that you send to the Qatar Embassy in Washington,DC should be sent to President Bush, Secretary Rice and all Members of Congress.
Below is the form of letter suggested by Dr. Sultan that you should consider sending to the Qatar Embassy in Washington, DC:
Embassy of Qatar:
As an American citizen I am appalled by the rage, threats and hateful rhetoric leveled against Dr. Wafa Sultan by Egyptian Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Al-Qaradawi does not have the right to issue religious edicts, or "fatwas" against persons residing in the U.S., who express their opinions in an attempt to uphold the truth. In fact, it was this type of hateful rhetoric, threats and rage that compelled Dr. Sultan to speak out in the first place. As a result of al-Qaradawi's actions to exact revenge and incite hatred against Dr. Sultan, she has now been forced into hiding.
These are extraordinary charges against Dr. Sultan made by al-Qaradawi, who states them in a manner which his fellow jihadists understand perfectly. In fact, we all understand exactly what he is threatening.
Given that al-Qaradawi has justified suicide attacks against innocent civilians and American soldiers in Iraq, it is abundantly clear that he encourages violence and threats of death over civil discourse and free speech.
Law enforcement officials should take this latest threat against Wafa Sultan very seriously indeed.
FITNA, the movie.
Islam is number 1. So says the Vatican. I guess if you ban all religions, kill non-believers, terrorize your populations with beheadings, clititorectomies, stonings, hangings etc, insist on convert or die, treat your women like breeders and chattel, that this is bound to happen.
Muslims more numerous than Catholics: Vatican Reuters hat tip Katherine
Islam has overtaken Roman Catholicism as the biggest single religious denomination in the world, the Vatican said on Sunday.
Monsignor Vittorio Formenti, who compiled the Vatican's newly-released 2008 yearbook of statistics, said Muslims made up 19.2 percent of the world's population and Catholics 17.4 percent.
"For the first time in history we are no longer at the top: the Muslims have overtaken us," Formenti told Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano in an interview, saying the data referred to 2006.
He said that if all Christian groups were considered, including Orthodox churches, Anglicans and Protestants, then Christians made up 33 percent of the world's population -- or about 2 billion people.
The Vatican recently put the number of Catholics in the world at 1.13 billion people. It did not provide a figure for Muslims, generally estimated at around 1.3 billion.
Formenti said that while the number of Catholics as a proportion of the world's population was fairly stable, the percentage of Muslims was growing because of higher birth rates.
He said the data on Muslim populations had been compiled by individual countries and then released by the United Nations, adding the Vatican could only vouch for its own statistics.
Forgive me if I repeat myself, Bill Rogggio has the report over at The Long War - by G-d without men like Roggio and Totten, Yon, where would we get the news over there? Read the whole thing here. (hat tip rut)
Iran established the Ramazan Corps in western Iran to manage the covert war inside Iraq in early 2003. The Ramazan Corps is an arm of Qods Force, the special operations branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps. The Ramazan Corps is responsible for smuggling weapons and cash into the Mahdi Army and the Special Groups terror cells, as well as recruiting and training Iraqi operatives.
I said this last week and I will say it again. Everyone is talking about should we or shouldn't we go to war with Iran, take out their nukes. The thing is, IRAN IS ALREADY AT WAR WITH US waging it the most effective way they know, through Iranian foreign legions (Hamas, Hezb'Allah) and their proxy Syria.
Just because we (in the West) won't acknowledge it, or prefer to ignore it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It means you forfeit. In any battle, war or any "competition", if you fail to show up, you lose.
Israel is the merely the club Islam chooses to bat about the head of the US (and the West)
UPDATE: Senator Lindsey Graham noted that this battle with Mookie al Sadr's militias were part of an Iranian battle: "Iranians are killing Americans in Iraq." (more ver at Redstate hat tip Van)
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Words are sweet but they don't pay the rent, ACTION baby ACTION.
These developments give us a clear indication of who is with us and who is against the fighters for freedom.
Yesterday afternoon I posted a link to the LiveLeak website which streams Geert Wilders new film "Fitna" within the Comcast Community "News and Current Events" Forum.
My post read as follows:
"Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders film "Fitna the Movie" was released globally on the web this afternoon. This film is a MUST SEE." Fitna the Movie (which was an active html link to the LiveLeak website).
Within minutes of that posting, which was made under an anonymous username, so-called "moderate Muslims" made posts denying that the texts quoted in the film were from the Qur’an, and had apparently notified Comcast of the offensive post existence on the forum.
The employees of Comcast promptly and permanently banned my account and deleted the thread without a trace.
My banning and thread deletion notification stated that Geert Wilders "Fitna" contained "racial and extremely graphic content." This is virtually the same grievance cited by a Muslim Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman against the film as published by Reuters and currently available a couple of pages deep on the Comcast website. ( http://www6.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2008/02/27/NEWS-DUTCH-ISLAM-FI LM-DC/ )
As if 9/11, London, Madrid and repeated Islamofascist cold-blooded murders and rampant carnage around the world are any less racial or extremely graphic!
FITNA, brilliant and powerful. If the Nazlims go nuts perhaps it will drive the willfully ignorant to the net to search for FITNA and watch it
I am glad there is a damn jihad on FITNA. The media won't dare speak its name (not a peep out of FOX yesterday on it) The only way the uninitiated will hear about it and view it is only if there is a typical Muslim reaction to it like the Danish cartoon jihad. Then (as now) the unsuspecting masses will be driven to google search FITNA to see what all the bloody fuss is about. But this time they won't be seeing some innocuous cartoons. Now they'll finally be learning the truth about the enemy.
IT MUST BE SEEN.
Over at Jihadwatch:
Hundreds of Islamists staged angry protests across Pakistan after the release of the film and a militant allegedly linked to al-Qaida's No 2 leader also warned that the film will spark reprisal attacks.
Small groups of demonstrators, mostly followers of hard-line religious groups, rallied in major cities, demanding Pakistan cut diplomatic relations with the Netherlands. A banner at one demonstration read, "We hate the uncivilized West."Information is temporarily unavailable.Jihadist cleric Omar Bakri: Fitna "could be a film by the Mujahideen"
Preeeeeee-cisely. The formerly UK-based jihadist hits the nail on the head: for all the rage from Muslims about how Fitna "links Islam with violence," that link has already been made by the jihadists, who never aroused any significant rage among their peaceful brethren. The jihadists quote Qur'an to justify their actions -- it wasn't Geert Wilders who had to go hunting in the Qur'an for verses that matched those actions.Information is temporarily unavailable.
Qaradawi yet again indulges in extreme rhetoric that can only mean one thing to all too many of his followers, just as he did last week with Wafa Sultan. "Five Ways to Defend Qur'an: Qaradawi," by Mohammad Sabrah for IslamOnline (thanks to Sr. Soph):
CAIRO — Prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi refuted allegations by a far-right Dutch lawmaker that the Noble Qur'an incites murder and hatred, outlining five ways to stand up to Islam offenders.
"What the Dutch politician did is tantamount to opening fire on the Qur'an," Qaradawi said in exclusive statements to IslamOnline.net.
"Calling the Qur'an a 'fascist book' is a groundless, fabricated allegation that can only come from an ignorant," added the president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars. [...]
Sheikh Qaradawi outlined five ways to respond to insults to Islam and Prophet Muhammad by Wilders and his alike.
"We need scholarly refutations to claims that Prophet Muhammad incited the killing of men and women," he stressed. [...]
That will be tough, given the evidence of the early Muslim sources on Asma bint Marwan, Ka'b bin Ashraf, Abu Afak, the Jews of Khaybar, the Banu Qurayzah Jews, etc. etc.
"Heavyweight Muslim countries should have a manly stance in defense of Islam and its prophet," he added.
"The peoples need to pressure their governments to take such a stand and prove to the world that the Muslim Ummah is still alive."
In other words, strongarm the West into dhimmi silence.
There's more , click on the links
UPDATE: More violent threats from th religion of peace:
"If there is no check on the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions", Osama Bin Laden(with the WTT's on fire in the background, site heading for 21 million hits).
Osama Bn-Laden threat over FITNA. This was just posted on the www.ek-ls.org web site.
Here is the translated version.
The UN Bows to Islam, the EU grovels before Islam .......... what spineless useless tools.
It is pure Islam
Muslim nations, the European Union and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed outrage at an anti-Islam film posted on the Internet by a far-right Dutch lawmaker.
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon called Geert Wilders' film "offensively anti-Islamic" while Iran and Bangladesh warned the film could cause grave consequences and Pakistan protested to the Dutch ambassador.
"I condemn in the strongest terms the airing of Geert Wilders' offensively anti-Islamic film," the UN chief said in a statement. "There is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence. The right of free speech is not at stake here."
Morocco's Communications Minister Khalid Naciri said Wilders was "mentally retarded".
Iran said the 17-minute film showed Westerners were waging a "vendetta" against Islam, and warned of repercussions. A Jordanian media coalition said they would take Wilders to court and launch a campaign to boycott Dutch products.
European Union foreign ministers condemned on Saturday a Dutch film that accuses the Koran of inciting violence, but said its author had a right to make it under the bloc's free speech principles.
UPDATE UGH: The Dutch Jewicides. Just like then, just like now, the Jewish councils prepare the Jews for the holocaust. Willingly.
Anti-Islam film 'Fitna' draws Dutch Jewish condemnations Haaretz ( of course Haaretz, they live for those slef hating dhimmi Jew stories).)
The Netherlands' Central Jewish Board, which Friday called the film's focus on anti-Jewish preachings by Muslims "counterproductive" and "generalizing." In keeping with Wilders' belief in a Judeo-Christian partnership in the face of "the threat of Islam," the 15-minute film, entitled "Fitna" - Arabic for strife - shows clerics calling to behead Jews, Koran passages equating Jews to "apes and swines" and photos of demonstrators promising "another Holocaust" and praising Adolf Hitler. In a statement following the film's online release, the board said that Wilders - the leader of the Party for Freedom - was guilty of serious generalizations. "Wilders presented demographics on the increase of Muslims in Europe with pictures from scenes of terrorist attacks, suggesting all Muslims are potential terrorists," head of the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, Dr. Ronny Naftaniel, Saturday told Haaretz. /P>
While the anti-Semitic material Wilders compiled "demonstrates some Muslims have terrible ideas about Jews," the way Fitna portrays reality serves to "polarize Dutch society," the board said, adding this was counterproductive to the fight against extremism
Need I point out where this will all lead. And we are arming and funding our executioners. And the Times editorial slant is pure dhimmi - "since most Palestinians in Lebanon are descendants of those who fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel, they are particularly concerned that their right to return to their lands and homes will be negotiated away or watered down in a peace settlement". Bullshit. They were thrown out of Jordan because Yasser and co were terrorists and agitaters. Should be called Out of Time Magazine. "Right to return " is a ruse to destroy the tiny Jewish nation.
Training Day in Ain al Hilwe TIME Blog
Just got back from a long day in Ain al Hilwe, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, where among other things, I visited a training center for young fighters run by Fatah.
The camp trains some 200 children (boys and a few girls ages 6 to 18) about a dozen of whom live in the barracks full time, several having dropped out of school. Here they learn to use firearms, practice hand-to-hand combat, and are taught Palestinian nationalist ideology. In these photos, blindfolded young fighters disassemble and re-assmble assault rifles (above), and make presentations about the specifications and capabilities of various common weapons, including rocket propelled grenades (below).
The mainstream Palestinian political parties in in Lebanese camps are more militant than their counterparts in Israel and the occupied territories, in part because they represent refugees. Since most Palestinians in Lebanon are descendants of those who fled during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel, they are particularly concerned that their right to return to their lands and homes will be negotiated away or watered down in a peace settlement.
Others just want to live anywhere but in a Lebanese refugee camp.
Fitna, the movie. It is accurate which is why it is so controversial. Truth is the new hate speech
UODATE: DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY HERE IN CASE THEY REMOVE IT AGAIN(thank Stogie)
UPDATE: Freedom loving kids get it!
G-D Bless Israel National News - the first major media outlet that has the spine to run FITNA. Hatikvah!~
In England, the train (and the bus) has left the station.
A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY The Sun hat tip rut
The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca. Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant. One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said: “He was clearly praying and chanting in Arabic.
A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY.
The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca.
Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant.
One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said: “He was clearly praying and chanting in Arabic.
Andrew Bostom reports on a film by an Iranian Muslim that is going to make FITNA look like taqiya.
EHSAN JAMI'S DEFLOWER POWER Andrew Bostom
His new animated film reportedly shows the Muslim prophet, accompanied by his child bride Aisha, on the way to a mosque to “deflower” her. Wilders’ film (and the reaction to it) may be humdrum, in comparison!
As the world awaits the release of Geert Wilder’s much anticipated film, “Fitna,” we learn that ex-Muslim Ehsan Jami’s animated feature entitled, “The Life of Mohmed,” will also be released within weeks. Jami (b. 1985) is an Iranian émigré to the Netherlands, and member of the city council of Leidschendam-Voorburg, belonging to the Dutch Labour Party. He was one of two founders of the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims in 2007, is a routine recipient of death threats, and at one point, beatings.
Today from Expatica (Netherlands) we learn that Jami’s animated film on Islam, which “..is bound to come up against opposition. The Contact body for Muslims and the Government has already announced it will take legal steps against the film,” is nevertheless slated to be released April 20th.
An acute decapitation prevention alert may be in order for Mr. Jami, if and when his film is shown, based upon these pre-release details:
“Netwerk [a current affairs program] showed a drawing from the film, which is entitled The Life of Mohammed. The drawing shows the prophet Mohammed in the company of his 9-year-old wife Aisha. The prophet is on his way to a mosque to deflower his bride.”
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