UPDATE: will continue to update this post with video, robservations and some dish
It's a spectacular day on Jerusalem, we walked over to the Begin center .... give me some time to load the video and gather my thoughts . I am back in the big apple and have my tools.
Robert Spencer is master of ceremonies and he is masterful. No dillydallying, the program kicks right away.
Spencer introduced Dr. Eldad
Dr. Eldad begins by saying (watch the vid) that there are moderate Muslims but Islam kills. We lie to ourselves because a territorial conflict is one you can solve. This is not a territorial conflict.
Islamic totalitarian statism is in conflict with the nations of the West. statism is in conflict with the nations of the West. Western nations blame themselves for the rise of this threat, and this self-blame arises from three sources: pragmatism, multiculturalism and altruism.
After Robert's introduction, Dr Eldad, doctor and candidate for MK .............. cut right to the chase. "Is there a moderate Islam" Do we have an obligation to encourage moderate Muslims in the hope that they take over? There are moderate Muslims but Islam kills. We lie to ourselves, because a territorial conflict is something you can solve, but the jihad against Israel is a religious conflict.
John Lewis: Islamic totalitarian statism is in conflict with the nations of the West. Western nations blame themselves for the rise of this threat, and this self-blame arises from three sources: pragmatism, multiculturalism and altruism.
There are many versions of cognitive evasion."STATE ISLAM MUST GO" not all Muslims but those supporting the imposition of Islamic law.
Islamization consumes all aspects of cultural life:
Islamization is a cancer that grows from the inside out.
Islamization is not a legitimate constitutional exercise of freedom
Islamisation is an an attempt to leverage the freedoms available only in the nations of the enlightenment in order to destroy them
The threat is overt and violent and covert and internal.
This is not a demand for change in beliefs but in the right to impose them. This threat cannot be contained unless the schools stop teaching jihad.
The defeat of Islamic Totalitarianism ..... John Lewis cites crushing the religious hold on the Japanese:
On December 7, 1941, we were attacked by Japan, a country then governed by a militaristic, religious ideology, in pursuit of a divine empire, with indoctrinated soldiers who soon used suicide tactics. We chose the ruthless, offensive response. Three years and eight months later, the Japanese surrendered, their country in ruins, their people starving. Five years after the attacks, Japan had a constitution that included the following (from its famous Article 9): “[T]he Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation. . . . The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.”
An interesting point, But remember, we dropped two atomic bombs.
Itamar Marcus (below) of Palestinian Media Watch. Marcus monitors the news and broadcast channels of Palestinian media. The crossword puzzles have hate messages. The soccer teams are named after terrorists that have killed Jews in terror attacks.
"We ruled the world before, we'll rule the world again."
The message to the children is you are part of this destiny.The conflict is defined not my Israel but by a religious mandate.
Once you understand that dying for Allah is glorious, then there can be no deterrence. . Islam must be crushed if there is any hope of reform.
84% of Palestinian youth support the jihad against the Jews.
The world has accepted the Palestinians' self-definition of themselves as
victims and reports on them as such. When they fire thousands of missiles into
Sderot, the media ignores or reports it as a response to ongoing hostility from
Dr. David Bukay (one of the best speakers) teaches in the Political Science Dept at the University of Haifa.Among his fields of expertise are the Arab- Israel conflict, inter Arab relations and the Palestinian questions. He spoke of Dawah as the real secret enemy.. Dawah is the cultural enemy.
To deceive, cheat, mislead us by misinformation.
Ibn Sa'd said it is permissible to deceive the enemy.
Allah deceives infidels and so it's allowed or commander for believers to do so (Koran 4:142, 8:30, 85:15-16).
Bukhari: When one makes up false statements, though untrue, to spread Islam, one does not lie.
Ibn Said said it is permissable to deceive the enemey
They can swear allegiance to the United States of America or the Knesset but maintain their primary allegiance to Islam.
Bukhari: Muslims are not bound by oaths to infidels.
Today they use this as a diplomatic strategy. Here are their biggest lies
- Islam is a religion of peace
- Jihad is a spirited struggle
- Islam and Democracy are compatible
- Terrorists are a minority that hijacked islam
- Moderate voices are all silent. They don't act against savage inhuman behavior.
- Povery leads to terrorism
- Poverty leads to terrorism> Moslem terrorists are highly educated and rich.
- Durban2: The catastrophe that Arabs and Muslims prepare for the rest of the world, "Islamophobia"
Eldad getting iviewed
Atlas and Jihadman -- lunch break in amongst the gorgeous old ruins -- kept meticulously
Simon Deng ....we talked of helping the refugees who have escaped the Islamic jihad in Sudan and into Israel. They need our help
Eldad, Sharan and Spencer. Shlomo Sharan took the stage to discuss the failure of education..Sharan is Professor Emeritus in Educational and Organizational Pyschology at TelAviv Univ's school of education. He has authored many books, research studies, and articles.
Wilders and Eldad
Pipes prefaced his remarks with a careful disclaimer - a sort of cover your ass preface. He wouldn't want to part with the whole Moderate thing. It's his one steadfast premise, despite whatever facts (or bodies) to the contrary
He has three interpretations of who is the enemy,
- radical Islam
Pipes: We agree on an enemy, we disagree on the solution. n1948-1993 Israel pursued victory
1993--------->appeasement. Palestinians are feeling strong and
optimistic. The conventional view
Pipes spoke of crushing the will of the Palestinians.
When the Jews of Hebron need no more security than the Arabs of Nazareth.
Palestinians can't thrive --They can't do that so long as they are focused on the destruction of Israel
outside my window
The room was full. So many Atlas readers readers were there. It was wonderful. Yisroel from My Right Word (who took some great pics), Augusto from Brazil, Kevin, Ann, Shy Guy (who left this spot on comment):
Francis, you should know that the subject you mention was NOT explicitely covered at the conference. Geert Wilders came closest to calling for an outright ban on Islam and he received tremendous applause from the crowd. The only speaker to specifically state apologetically that he believes the problem is "Islamo-fascism" versus Islam itself was Daniel Pipes. But anyone who reads Pipe's writing should have known this already. All the other speakers did not appear to agree with Pipes, although Professor Lewis mistakenly sounded somewhat like Pipes. However, I spoke to Lewis for about 20 minutes after the conference and he clarified his staunch view against Islam. I think he will clarify his opinion in future speeches.
Atlas highlight: When Wilders was fielding questions from the press, one reporter asked why women were not involved. Geert responded (paraphrasing)
Yes, the world famous blogger Pamela Geller is here covering this event for her wonderful blog Atlas Shrugs. Everyone should be reading it.