Sunday, April 02, 2006

NYU's Cartoonish Quarantine

I have recently been espousing the work of the scholar Dr. Andrew Bostom after hearing him speak to the rise of Radical Islamic fascism. His take on NYU's capitulation to fear and thuggery on their recent censure of the display of The Danish Cartoons is here at the American Thinker. I can't run it all but I'd like to....I think alot of this guy. Hit the link and read it all. Oh and buy the book.

NYU’s Cartoonish Quarantine

This past Wednesday evening, March 29, 2006, I participated in a panel discussion of the Danish cartoon jihad where life imitated (Grenier’s) art as depressing farce through the actions of theCensor_1 New York University Administration. The NYU Administration’s toxic combination of moral cowardice and absurd, offensive “reasoning” forced a Hobson’s choice upon the courageous NYU Objectivist Club student organizers  of this important forum: If the cartoons were to be displayed, they could either limit admission to the event to the “NYU community” and exclude the over 150 off-campus guests who had registered to attend the event, or (as the students ultimately decided) to keep the event open to the (pre-registered) public, agree not to show the Danish cartoons. The FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)  website has posted E-mails from NYU administrator Robert Butler  on March 27 and 28 documenting this ultimatum.

And NYU spokesman John Beckman mimicked the pious wisdom of the Al Azhar “doctors” of The Marrakesh One-Two with this astonishing pronouncement:

Realistically, one can have a discussion on smallpox without actually handing out the live virus to the audience.

Censor_2 As a physician and epidemiologist having studied both the historical impact of past infectious plagues, such as small pox, and managed real patients suffering from cruel, deadly viral illnesses still extant today, it is hard to comprehend the warped mindset that makes a glib analogy between deliberate exposure to a highly contagious, lethal virus capable of causing indiscriminate, mass death, and viewing twelve rather tame cartoons which might offend the sensibilities of some Muslims.

Sans cartoons, and amidst intensive (full metal jacket/body scan) security—(Whose “sensibilities” were offended by that state-of-siege requirement one might ask the NYU administrators? Were those same administrators  aware that the unhinged, openly jihadist supporting British Muslim “journalist” Yvonne Ridley had personally intervened to foment Muslim student unrest at NYU?)—the panel discussion did proceed. Excellent blow by blow accounts of this enlightening evening are available from bloggers who attended. (Atlas Shrugged has provided the most detailed assessment).

The NYU Objectivist Club student organizers, in cooperation with the Ayn Rand Institute, produced a highly informative program representing the eclectic views of attorney GregCensor_3 Lukianoff, President of FIRE, and specialist in First Amendment Law; journalist and playwright Jonathan Leaf, who recently resigned as arts editor for the New York Press in protest over the paper’s decision to withdraw the Danish cartoons from an issue dedicated to discussing them ; Peter Schwartz, editor and author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest, and me.

Addressing the symbolic empty jet black easels behind the panel, where a sampling of the cartoons would have been placed, Mr. Lukianoff noted their tragic absence, ruefully:

Those blank easels were a testament to campus repression and a climate of fear.

This tragedy—and the larger failure of mainstream print and other media to display the 12 images—was compounded by the bitter irony, that as Lukianoff observed, the Danish cartoons Danish_cartoon_2_2 have become perhaps the most important and “newsworthy” cartoons in history. Jonathan Leaf  emphasized the difficulty of conveying the issues, both literally and figuratively, without displaying the cartoons. Leaf only became aware himself of the banality of the cartoons upon reviewing page proofs of the images for an issue of the New York Press that was never published, leading to his voluntary resignation. Peter Schwartz of the Ayn Rand Institute, made the perspicacious observation that the ultimate goal of those Muslims violently fulminating over the cartoons was to create an atmosphere of such intimidation that non-Muslim societies accepted self-censorship, recasting their fear in principled language as “religious respectfulness” or “tolerance.”

During my own presentation, and comments, I emphasized how images of Muhammad, both pious and critical, have been produced almost continuously, for a half millennium by Muslim and non-Muslim artisans alike. And in an age where jihadism is run amok, why not ridicule one of its primary sources, i.e., the sacralized violence of  Muhammad himself, emphasized by none other than Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi? The Sheikh is a leading authority in the Muslim world today—“spiritual” leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, and head of The European Fatwa Council—lionized (by the doyen of academic apologists for Islam, John Esposito of Georgetown University) as a “champion of reformist Islam”. During a June 19, 2001 broadcast of one his widely viewed Al-Jazeera religious programs, Qaradawi highlighted the unique characteristics of the Prophet Muhammad when compared to the prophets that preceded him, in a lecture entitled, “The Prophet Muhammad as a Jihad Model” :

The prophets that Allah sent prior to Muhammad were sent for a limited time …and to a specific people. … Allah established in the life of the Prophet Muhammad general, eternal, and all inclusive characteristics, and he gave every human being the possibility to imitate him and take his life as a model…The Christian is incapable of imitating Jesus regarding war and conciliation since Jesus never fought or made peace.

Allah has…made the prophet Muhammad into an epitome for religiousCensor_4 warriors [Mujahideen] since he ordered Muhammed to fight for religion

Qaradawi further acknowledged that Muhammad launched armed jihad during his sojourn in Medina. He also maintained that there is in fact a “jihad which you seek,” i.e., invading other [countries] in order to spread the word of Islam and to remove obstacles standing in the way of this Islamization.

Thus I concluded that the cartoons were also an important statement of long overdue criticism of the direct nexus between Muhammad’s actions, this “Ecce Homo Arabicus, and jihadism, made triumphally by the most prominent contemporary Muslim clerics such as Qaradawi.

John Stuart Mill wrote a letter dated March 18, 1840, extolling the notion of a perfect openness of,  “…discussion in all its modes – speaking, writing, and printing – in law” being in government the

...first requisite of good because the first condition of popular intelligence and mental progress. All else is secondary. A form of government is good chiefly in proportion to the security it affords for the possession of this.

Egypt_newspaper The only way we arrive at truth is by open discussion, with full freedom of expression. Thus the NYU cartoon panel discussion, as designed originally by the student organizers, included, appropriately, the display of the actual cartoons in question. Ultimately, stifling such fora enables coercive powers—governments or religious orders for example—to impose any order they wish. Ayn Rand in the climactic speech of her epic novel, Atlas Shrugged, (cited in this brilliant essay by the intrepid philosopher and Muslim “apostate” Irfan Khawaja) wrote:

“The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments.”  (Atlas Shrugged, p. 944).

Somehow the quintessence of these conceptions of Mill and Ayn Rand—don’t ask me to explain precisely—it’s more of a gestalt—are reiterated in another idiom by my favorite philosopher, Marx—i.e., Groucho Marx, who stated, “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”

The pusillanimous administrators of NYU, whose cowardice was concealed poorly by hollow (and bizarre) utterances regarding concerns not to “offend,” need to quarantine their personal fears and stop infecting the broader community with their own virulent strain of craven dhimmitude.   

Andrew G. Bostom is the author of The Legacy of Jihad.

Amen, Dr. Bostom, amen.

Need to feed your brain (me? my brain is always hungry) there's more to chew on. Egyptian Sandmonkey tells me that  the Egyptian cartoonists decided to launch a counter-attack by drawing their own cartoons, and he has them all up right here.

Please note the heavy anti-semetic undertones present in some of them.

This thing will not die because it is a deliberate campaign, a jihad in the ongoing war on the West by Radicsl Islamists.

Egyptian cartoonists strike back at Denmark

The Syndicate of Egyptian cartoonists decided that they would respond to the danish cartoons by making their own cartoons on what happend. They were done in order to- and I quote- " as a response to those who fell under the thrall of racism, forgery and crime", and were printed in a 2 page spread in Al Fagr newspaper, probably as a way to redeem the fact that they were the ones who first published the danish cartoons last October . Here they are:

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The newspaper edition that had the spread titled: "A counter-attack from the egyptian cartoonists stars against the danish cartoons." BTW, the Egyptians ran the original Danish cartoons in their newspaper (see above picture with red arrows) with little or no notice. It was not until a Cartoon Jihad was declared after the OIC met that the incitement, killings, embassy burnings and rioting began.

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All the toons are basically self explanatory, the bottom right toon is showing Islam as a flower being watered by an angel, and when the evil people (note the "Jewish nose"; Egyptians in cartoons and books always protray Jews with crooked noses) tried to step on the hose, it sprayed blood all over them. There is a Koranic verse on the bottom that loosely translates to "They tried to plot against Islam so we made them lose/fail".

There's more , much more go here.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

First Muslim Sister swim, Now Whole Communities

It's getting outta hand ffffffolks, we are talking A-M-E-R-I-C-A  here. AMERICA.

There are countries that apply sharia law — Saudi Arabia and Iran to name just two.  If a person wants to live under sharia law these are countries where they might feel at ease. But not America (channeling Peter Costello,  Australian treasurer.)

The Islamist Challenge to the U.S. Constitution

First in Europe and now in the United States, Muslim groups have petitioned to establish enclaves in which they can uphold and enforce greater compliance to Islamic law. While the U.S. ConstitutionConstitution_2 enshrines the right to religious freedom and the prohibition against a state religion, when it comes to the rights of religious enclaves to impose communal rules, the dividing line is more nebulous. Can U.S. enclaves, homeowner associations, and other groups enforce Islamic law?

Such questions are no longer theoretical. While Muslim organizations first established enclaves in Europe,[1] the trend is now crossing the Atlantic. Some Islamist community leaders in the United States are challenging the principles of assimilation and equality once central to the civil rights movement, seeking instead to live according to a separate but equal philosophy. The Gwynnoaks Muslim Residential Development group, for example, has established an informal enclave in Baltimore because, according to John Yahya Cason, director of the Islamic Education and Community Development Initiative, a Baltimore-based Muslim advocacy group, "there was no community in the U.S. that showed the totality of the essential components of Muslim social, economic, and political structure."[2]

Baltimore is not alone.

Just a few months ago, there was a public policy change with a Muslim sister swim (CHURCH AND STATE!), innocuous enough? Well, no - not really.
Atlas Shrugs: "Muslim Sister Swim", "Preserving modesty, in the pool"

It's Saturday evening, the end of a hot day, and a group of women andSwimming_muslim_1
children have gathered at North Seattle's Meadowbrook Pool for their monthly swim ... The women and children — all Muslims — have been swimming in private once a month at Meadowbrook as part of a program organized by the North Seattle Family Center.

The outfit that organizes and pays for the Muslim Sister Swim is the North Seattle Family Center, a unit of the Children's Home Society, a non-profit that gets most of its money from various government sources. As such, it should strictly comply with non-discrimination guidelines. Nevertheless, the Muslim Sister Swim is open exclusively to Muslims, no infidel women need apply.

Each time we move the line in the sand, we move that much further away from America's core values. Look at Europe, they woke up to Eurabia. But it was decades in the making. It is happening here. Cartoons anyone?

Allah Snackbar! Saturday Morning Opening Thread

Dhimmi of the Week award goes to................

New York University President John Sexton...ulululululululJohn_sexton_2
Read this interview with Andrew Bostom (author of The Legacy of the Jihad Holy War And The Fate of Non-Muslims). He  made an enormous impact on me at the Ayn Rand panel discussion  at the Cartoonless Cartoon Panel discussion at NYU

What I am increasingly concerned about is that we are now in a phase of this struggle where intelligent MSM types are sensing the reality and deliberately denying themselves access to the hard data that would confirm their own suppressed fears...This is truly chilling...

The bottom line is if the mainstream media (and I mean all of the media) printed those toons when the story broke, they would have had nothing to fear. Mass publication would have removed the sting and the fear that a singular publication suffers if it's only one of two outlets printing it. And that is what the media is supposed to be doing anyway, bringing us the news. Remember that good old fashioned idea? It is their job, their duty, it is their public service.

It was the media that gave these silly cartoons their power.

On a lighter note (!),got three soccer games this morn, but check out this blog - I was diggin' it at 4am (then again at 4am I am easily amused.). photoon: ihillary

UPDATE: Other stuff. The People's Cube is one year old, may peace be upon him. Me thinks it will be war.

Friday, March 31, 2006

The Holzers' take on NYU and the Danish Cartoons

This was just sent to NYU President John Sexton. I strongly suggest you do the same.

My husband, Henry Mark Holzer, earned a BA from New York University and we both earned our Juris Doctor degrees at the law school in 1959.

We are ashamed of our connection with NYU because of your craven surrender regarding the Danish cartoons and the treatment accorded the Ayn Rand Institute panelists, as well as members of the public, all of whom courageously wished to discuss a serious and important issue like civilized human beings.

As it happens, my husband recently published a nationally syndicated column condemning the moral cowardice of the American press on this very subject, and now you have the “proud” distinction of being in the forefront of turning an institution of higher learning into a weapon of moral destruction—a renunciation of everything New York University purports to stand for.  (Professor Holzer’s article, “The Press Defaults on its Duty,” appears below in its entirety.)

Mirrors don’t lie, Mr. Sexton.  Every time you look in one, you will no longer see a man of principle.  Your capitulation on this matter is not some vague abstraction.  This is EVERY INDIVIDUAL’S constitutional right of free speech that you have helped undermine.  And in the name of what—or more precisely, whom?

Perhaps the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and the horrendous loss of life in your own city has become an abstraction too.

Erika Holzer

THE PRESS DEFAULTS ON ITS DUTY

Henry Mark Holzer

            Unfortunately, the recent spectacle of worldwide mindless Muslim riots—supposedly caused by a Danish newspaper’s publication of the Muhammad cartoons—has obscured aDo_not_censor_me_1 phenomenon even more dangerous to this nation than the rampages themselves: the capitulation of America’s free press, which almost universally has declined to publish any of the drawings.

            The issue is not that the press has a right to publish the cartoons.  That’s undeniable.  It’s Constitutional Law 101.

            No, the issue is the duty of the American press to publish the Muhammad cartoons.  It’s not a social or political duty, but rather a moral duty, rooted in the legacy of the Founders and the self-generated principle the press has wrapped itself in for over two hundred years: “the public’s right to know”—about such stories as the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, looting of Iraq’s museums, Abu Ghraib, NSA surveillance, alleged torture of terrorists, secret CIA prisons, and much more.

Indeed, it was the perceived moral duty of the press in service of the public’s right to know that brought us editorial cartoons like Joe McCarthy climbing out of a sewer carrying a bucket overflowing with slime, and of Richard Nixon dressed like a plumber.

            Now, in the matter of the Muhammad cartoons, virtually all of the American press has suddenly done an about face— in the name of “restraint,” “sensitivity,” “respect,” “tolerance,” and other out-of-context bromides.  Yet there was none of this, or any reluctance to “offend,” when the media showed a South Vietnamese policeman shooting a Vietcong killer in the head, or allowed Jews to be caricatured by making them look like Shylock, or depicted Christ immersed in urine, or in publishing other stories that were, certainly as to some members of the public, unrestrained, insensitive, disrespectful, intolerant, and, yes, even offensive.

            But then, the press had no reason to fear the South Vietnamese, the Jews, or the Catholics.  And therein lies the explanation of what has happened to the media in the United States.

The American press that has ignored the Muhammad cartoons—cognizant of the fatwas against Rushdie and others, the murder of van Gogh, the burning of diplomatic enclaves, and the rash of death threats—has cut and run for at least two reasons. 

One, much less important than the second, is that most journalists in America today believe, or at least purport to believe, in the “multiculturalism” gobbledygook that all cultures are equal, that they all deserve respect, etc. ad nauseam.

The more important reason is because they are cowards.  In capitulating to the irrational mob, the American press has done much worse than expose their hypocrisy, betray their European and domestic colleagues, and default on their moral duty as custodians of the First Amendment.  Much worse.

            The compliant American press has shamefully, and dangerously, reinforced the belief of Osama bin Laden and his minions that—like Nixon’s pullout from Vietnam, Reagan’s retreat from Beruit, Clinton’s flight from Somalia, and Bush 41’s failure of will in the Gulf War—Americans can’t take casualties.

            Now, despite the sagacity of the Founders and the many First Amendment battles to keep America’s press free, the guardians of that legacy have left the field—not because of atual harm to them (which, had it occurred, they should have proudly accepted and soldiered on), but because of the mere risk of danger.  They have capitulated to mere threats from political zealots who worship nihilism, and who in millennia have contributed little to the civilized world but hatred, destruction, and death.

                         Throughout American history, the principal enemy of a free press has been government.  Now, sadly, it is the press itself.

The Evil of The Islamic Society of Boston Unleashed

Breaking news on the corrupt and dangerous Islamic Society of Boston. Dirty dealings and lawsuits to those that dare expose and question their illegal actions here;

*New* Recently disclosed Boston Redevelopment Authority ("BRA") documents.

The following recently disclosed Boston Redevelopment Authority ("BRA") documents were the subject of the March 4, 2006 Boston Globe article entitled "Aide's role in mosque deal eyed":

  1. February 26, 1999 Confidential Memorandum from Mr. Ali Salaam to the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society, counseling the Board on ways of obtaining favorable review of the Islamic Society proposal to the BRA; "as long as the City feels we [are] working cooperatively and making measured progress, then they will continue to work with us."

Read it all, this is your future.
Previous Islamic Society of Boston posts:
Atlas Shrugs: Islamic Society of Boston in bed with Al Qaeda

Radical Islams Attacks on American Isntitutions: The David Project nder Siege by the Islamic Society of Boston

Islamic Society of Boston Sues Muslim Scholar for Exposing Hate in Mosque

Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State

Radical Islam's Internet Jihad

They are going after the net. But you knew this was coming. The internet, the only place to get a handle on what is really happening in the world, will be under constant siege for some time. Buck up cyberfiends.

The jihadi operatives in this country have a smear campaign against the most valued source of intel MEMRI- see my piece here.

This is another front on the war the Radical Islamists have declared on the West. And it is as important as the campaign in Iraq and just as critical to victory over the savages, this I assure you.

"Ya Mohammed" Website Hosted in the U.S.: A Part of the Internet Jihad here

In an interview with the political reporter of the Iranian News Agency Mehr, one of the managers of the Ya Mohammed website said that the site was launched as part of the "Internet Jihad to fight against the front of blasphemy" and "as a broad protest against the insults of the Western media."

It should be noted that the site is registered and operated by proxy in the U.S.(1) The following are excerpts from the Mehr report:(2)

An Effort to Block the Plots of the Western Internet Media

"...One of the managers of the Ya Mohammed site said: 'To date, 36,000 people have participated in the website poll, and 96% of them want to continue the Internet protests against the insults of the Western media, in an effort to prevent the repetition of such ugly conduct.'

"It should be noted that waves of protests swept over various countries throughout the world following the insults to the prophet of Islam by the Danish newspaper and various other Western newspapers. This protest has reached the Internet as well, and the Muslims are making efforts to block the influence and plots of the Western Internet media.

"Towards this goal, various Muslim students from universities worldwide have launched the Ya Mohammed website, as a broad protest against the Western media’s insult..., [focusing] especially on the Google search engine. You can reach the above-mentioned site [Ya Mohammed here . ]

"This site has now started [to operate] in six languages - Persian, Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish - and has the latest news and issues concerning Islam.... The site manager said that the site would soon begin to operate in Urdu, Russian, and Chinese.

"Every Internet user can write his e-mail address and subscribe to the site...

"The site manager said he has asked other Internet users, who themselves have websites or weblogs, to provide a link to the Ya Mohammed site. So far, more than 1,100 sites and weblogs have given such a link, but for those concerned with this matter, this number is not sufficient for an Internet Jihad to fight against the front of blasphemy...

"In response to the question why the protest against the inhumane and irreligious attitudes of several European papers still continues, he said: 'The people who raise such a question are uninformed about the Internet front, and they do not realize that the enemies of Islam have shifted the war front. After placing the cartoons in the papers, they have begun to expand the scope of the war, on a daily basis, into the arenas of 'legal websites'..."

Thursday, March 30, 2006

NYU: The Danish Cartoons without The Danish Cartoons

"The most famous, news making cartoons in history" Greg Lukianoff

NYU's administration limited attendance to 75 non-NYU guests (out of 150 already registered to attend). So I got there early as only the first to arrive would be let in (or so they told me) The cartoons were NOT  displayed (see the announcement below).

In order to allow entry to non-NYU guests, the student organization sponsoringDo_not_censor_me this event has been forced by NYU administrators to NOT display the Danish cartoons. The panel discussion on free speech will nevertheless proceed as planned.

The Objectivist club: explained "we decided it was more important to have some people in the hall  to hear the ideas." Muslim students cheered the decision to pull the images.

In continuing attempts to  sabotage the event, Islamic students secured a  large number of tickets and then destroyed them.

I made it downtown early and a kind sweet fellow Objectivist, RB,  promised to save me a seat. Upon my arrival, there was one lone free speech demonstrator with roughly 25 Islamic students mulling around across the street handing out flyers on "intolerance". Whoa, the irony. Strong police presence.

No media save one FOX cameraman and reporter and while I spoke to them, I am sure they won't run what I said. When asked about the toons I said "Why hasn't FOX run the Danish cartoons?, Why has FOX submitted to dhimmitude? This is America! " Like I said, don't expect to see it anytime soon.

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The panel the Ayn Rand Institute assembled were articulate, bright, knowledgeable, rational - Dr. Bostom was particularly brilliant, an Islamic historian who could recite passages from the Koran cold and  quotedm extensively from noted scholar Bat Ye'or.

But I have to tell you, the moment that spoke the loudest, that was at the very heart of the controversy, was the intense security and security check. The whole nine yards, bags searched, cops, metal detectors............the whole megillah And after I snapped this pic, the police boomed, "NO PICS!" No pictures, no audio taping , no video...........

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The Panel

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The panelists sat in front of easels with black canvasses 

Peter Schwartz, former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute and author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America. Schwartz made some salient  points but he was so apoplectic over the rise of the religious right I had to turn him off at points. Equating the power of the religious right with the rabid left was moral equivalence and just plain wrong. They have not taken over the Republican party the way the far left has hijacked the Democratic party platform. Schwartz was a raving atheist, unforgiving of religion.

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Lukianoff was superb taking to task  the group of Muslims in the back holding a ginormous banner that said FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS FREEDOM TO HATE. He challenged them to consider what they were saying and what they were professing could easily be turned around to work against them. But the crew that was there was beyond reason. Waste of precious breath. “If you make it through four years of college and haven’t had your deepest beliefs questioned, ask for your money back” and accused the university of allowing a “heckler’s veto.”

NYU Surrenders to the Heckler’s Veto in Mohammed Cartoon Dispute

Andrew_bostom Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims; and I will buy Bostom's book, you should too.. He is brilliant. In explaining the religion of peace, he said yes it's a religion of peace but only after the world is pax islamica...meaning , yeah it's a religion of peace only  after they take over the world.

Jonathan Leaf, New York Press editor who resigned over his paper’s decision not to publish the Danish cartoons. Yes this is the guy that resigned. He was clear. Concise. 

Listen, they were all good. It was painful to watch reasonable men arguing for a fundamental individual right. It was an indication of  how far we have fallen.

What was of considerable concern was these cartoons were the most famous in history. These were news making cartoons. People died, embassies burned, thousands rioted and the mainstream media refused to run them. Panelists pointed to the hypocrisy of The New York Times' claim of sensitivity but  had no problem running photos of the Virgin Mary surrounded by small vaginas and covered with elephant dung. The mainstream media has no problem running items  that are offensive to people they do not fear. Apparently, the New York Sun still has had a constant police presence at their headquarters (they ran the cartoons a few weeks back.)

You could see these men were stunned  by the absence of the cartoons on the podium. They could not ingest the censure by the university, what one was a bastion of free thinking and free speech, campuses across the country have taken on a group think collectivist mentality.  The panel answered as many questions from the audience (roughly 125 people) that time would allow. Of all the questions submitted, they answered almost all of the hostile ones.

The Islamic students demanded to know why their side was not represented on the panel to which Kara, the Objectivist club organizer that put this baby together, said "numerous inquiries were made. I contacted at last 15 Islamic societies, professors et al and no one would come."

My favorite question was the  guy sitting next to me who was told he had to remove his Muhammad bomber tee shirt. "Why did I have to remove my tee shirt while the Islamic students can hold that enormous banner that deeply offends me?" It was rich. Lukianoff Mohhamad_tee_shirt_2 responded, "you are 100% right, come see me after the program I'll take your case." heh. Even sweeter, this same guy recognized me from my "infidel babe of the week" stint. heh heh.

The banned tee shirt took on a life of its own  when a bit later an audience meber  wanted to know what was so offensive about my neighbor's tee shirt. Suddenly, seemingly  from out of nowhere, this guy pops up, rips open his button down and rebel yells "this is the tee shirt, here is the tee shirt. Lo and behold, the man was wearing the mo bomber tee surreptitiously.

About halfway through the program a group of Islamic students all got up and walked out. Their only contribution was to glare hard at anyone that clapped enthusiastically. The girls in the back wore the full metal jacket - headgear , covered from head to toe.

The crowd was mostly non NYU so the Objectivists Club really had no choice, if they displayed the cartoons, none of us from the general population could have attended. As for NYU, I understand their security concerns but in some things you must take a stand.

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Four blank pedestals were displayed  behind the speakers to symbolize what one member of NYU’s Objectivist Club, Ryan Puzycki, called “a hijab on free speech.”

What I found  most notable in the evening was that such an evening is necessary. Necessary and dangerous. Boiling it all down to its essential oils, this is the gotcha moment.

Like I said to the FOX reporter, "this is America!" I should have exchanged the exclamation point with a question mark.

Borders, Waldenbooks Won't Carry Magazine AP
Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries.

Imagine that, book stores self censoring ..........Fahrenheit 451

UPDATE: From the "soooo outta hand" Dept:

Danish Muslims sue newspaper that printed prophet cartoons
A group of 27 Danish Muslim organizations have filed a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper that first published the carricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, their lawyer said Thursday. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, two weeks after Denmark's top prosecutor declined to press criminal charges, saying the drawings that sparked a firestorm in the Muslim world  did not violate laws against racism or blasphemy. d'oh

Good move. If you can't baffle them with bullshit, force them into bankruptcy defending frivolous lawsuits. Oh and BTW, when did Islam become a race? I thought it was a religion?

Protein Jeff reports that the Western Standard and Jyllands-Posten are being sued for re-printing the images:

One thing is clear here: in their haste to show their intolerance of the supposedly “intolerant” dissemination of information, the [Alberta Human Rights] Commission has provided interest groups with the incentive to file suits as a way to prevent other criticisms; because the financial burden of having to pay for the right of free speech necessarily acts as a material check on such speech.

In other words, free speech isn't free. Which is why the Western Standard has to do this.

UPDATE: Craig sent me this all important contact information for the dhimmis over at the self censoring bookstore here. Write these pods and tell them what you think of their policy! Craig you rock!

Anne Roman at 734-477-1392 or aroman@bordersgroupinc.com

Beth Bingham at 734-477-4457 or bbingham@bordersgroupinc.com

Holley Stein at 734-477-1224 or hstein1@bordersgroupinc.com

BTW, TYPEPAD keeps rendering my cartoon images as "unavailable". It's them, not me. Dhimmis dhimmis everywhere.

New_individualist

UPDATE: Bidinotto, the first publisher of a Danish cartoon magazine cover, has written an Open Letter to Borders Books about their capitulation to Muslim intimidation here.

"Your company's craven policy of capitulation in the face of the mere hypothetical threat of terrorism is absolutely appalling -- a complete moral abdication that only encourages those threatening our rights and liberties.

I am a writer, and the editor of The New Individualist, a news and cultural magazine. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, I am the first editor in the nation to dare to print one of those "offensive" cartoons of Muhammad right on the cover of our Winter 2006 issue. I therefore have no doubt that our magazine, which is still available only by subscription, would have been banned by Borders, too.

Let me be clear: I did not publish the cartoon to offend Muslims. I did so as a profound matter of principle: to stand up to those who are trying to annihilate our First Amendment rights. I did so because here, in America, nobody can be permitted to get away with coercion and intimidation against anyone's freedom to write and speak and publish. I did so because I learned many years ago, as a child on school playgrounds, that when you surrender to bullies, you grant them dictatorial power over your life. " Read it all

UPDATE: It gets better. The Ayn Rand Institute issues a statement. Read it.

NYU Caves in To Muslims' Pressure

Yesterday, in a shameful act, NYU broke its own official policy and denied free speech to its students.

After having approved the display of the Danish cartoons for a panel discussion on free speech, NYU's administration reversed its decision in the face of Muslim protests.

A day before the panel discussion was to take place, NYU gave the student event organizers a non-negotiable ultimatum: if you display the cartoons we will close the event to non-NYU guests. This was in spite of the fact that NYU's own rules leave this decision to the student sponsoring organization.

And even though the students opted for not showing the cartoons, NYU barred entry to at least two journalists and more than 30 registered guests. Even after learning that Muslim students had sabotaged the event by acquiring and destroying two hundred tickets to leave as many seats empty, NYU officials still refused to allow non-NYU guests to enter.

In caving in to fear, in restricting and obstructing attendance, in forbidding the display of the Danish cartoons, NYU handed a victory to the Islamic totalitarians and their facilitators. In standing up to the destroyers of free speech, the NYU student sponsors of the free speech panel showed the courage that the NYU officials lack.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Danish Cartoons: New York University Submits to Dhimmitude

Ayn Rand Institute: NYU's Surrender Underscores Need to Display Danish Cartoons

I was scheduled to attend the Ayn Rand Institute's panel discussion tomorrow night on the Free Speech, Danish Cartoons controversy at New York University. I just received the missive from the institute. NYU is shutting down the innocuous toons. I can't go. Read it and weep. Needless to say, I am ................speechless;

NYU's Surrender Underscores Need to Display Danish Cartoons

Irvine, CA--"In a seemingly mundane decision, New York University has sacrificed the principle underlying its flourishing and the survival of civilization--free speech," said Dr. Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute. NYU is refusing to protectJyllandsposten_muhammad_drawings_danisis_5 a student group's right to display the Danish cartoons of Mohammad at a panel discussion on free speech on March 29.

The group's event was to be open to the public, but at the last minute NYU retreated. Under the pretense of maintaining campus security, the administration contradicted its own stated policy on free speech by requiring that, if the cartoons are displayed, the event be limited only to "members of the NYU community." The student group now must turn away more than 150 members of the public who had planned to attend the panel.

"The university's shameful appeasement of Muslim and anti-free-speech groups--which have vowed to protest the event--underscores the urgent need to display the cartoons in defense of freedom of speech," said Dr. Brook.

"Free speech protects the rational mind: it is the freedom to think, to reach conclusions and express one's views without fear of coercion of any kind. And it must include the right to express unpopular and offensive views, including outright criticism of religion. NYU--which like other universities grants tenure to protect intellectual freedom--ought to recognize the crucial importance of this principle and defend it.

"If intimidation and threats are allowed to compel writers, cartoonists, thinkers and institutions of learning into self-censorship, the right to free speech is lost. If Muslims are allowed to pressure critics of Islam into silence, critics of religion will be next. And then everyone else."

Panel Discussion on the Danish Cartoons

Panelists: Peter Schwartz, former chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute and author of The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America; Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Andrew Bostom, author of The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims; and Jonathan Leaf, New York Press editor who resigned over his paper's decision not to publish the Danish cartoons.

Moderator: Dr. Harry Binswanger, professor of philosophy and member of the Board of Directors of the Ayn Rand Institute.

What is planned: (1) A display of the controversial Danish cartoons depicting Mohammad. (2) A panel discussion and Q & A on the meaning of the worldwide reaction to the cartoons.

Where: New York University, 60 Washington Square South at NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium (4th Floor), NY, NY 10012

When: March 29, 2006, 7 to 10 PM

Summary: ARI's Peter Schwartz will participate in a panel discussion on the Mohammad cartoon controversy. He will explain: Why the eruption of violence and the issuance of death threats make completely irrelevant the question of whether the cartoons are in bad taste. Why the idea that freedom of the press must be "coupled with press responsibility" means that free speech is not a right, but a fleeting permission. Why every Western newspaper and media outlet should have immediately re-published or shown the cartoons in solidarity with the cartoonists. Why the cowardly and appeasing response of many Western governments--including our own--will only invite further aggression. Other panelists will present their own views.

So does this mean I can't go?  This New York City damn it!

"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline. The sky over New York and the will of man made visible. I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would like to throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body." Ayn Rand

Media Most Septic and Desperate

Rocky Mountain News ran this dishonest, Jew Hating piece of yellow journalism today;

MEMRI's systematic distortions

MEMRI claims to be an independent nonpartisan research institution. One of the co-founders of the organization, Yigal Carmon, is a retired Israeli military intelligence Colonel. Checking the MEMRI website, I found it served up blatant, unbalanced propaganda and was littered with inflammatory articles aimed to incite hate and bigotry toward any person whom MEMRI considers anti-Israeli or anti-Zionist.

Oh how they despise the truth tellers.

Academics as well as professional journalists have repeatedly censured the organization's quality and integrity. Brian Whitaker of the Guardian questioned the honesty of some "translations" posted by MEMRI. Whitaker, specifically, referred to an interview with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Ekrima Sabri by Al-Ahram Al-Arabi in Oct. 2000 - the same interview quoted by the ADL, the AJC and Carroll.

Whoa. I thought I was reading Al Jyzra.

Ekrima Sabri, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine, the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League sprang into action to disrupt the visit. Both groups immediately sent letters accusing the Grand Mufti of being anti-Semitic and asking co-sponsors to withdraw their support. A press release was sent to the media denouncing the visit. The finishing touches were in News columns by Vincent Carroll (March 7) and Dave Kopel (March 11) that simply seconded the pro-Israeli lobby sentiment. All of their "evidence" seemed to be a regurgitation of the same quotes and accusations. This leads me to suppose that the critics either carbon-copied each other's statements or that they acquired most of their "translation" from one special source: The Middle East Media Research Institute.

Sabri's actions are well documented here. The following excerpts from the weekly Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian Authority [PA] appointed "Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine" Sheikh Ekrima Sabri, at the Al-Aqsa  Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on July 11, 1997. The sermon was broadcast on the PA's official radio station, Voice of Palestine.

"Oh Allah, destroy America, for she is ruled by Zionist Jews...

"Allah will paint the White House black!  Clinton is fulfilling his father's will to identify with Israel...

"The Muslims say to Britain, to France and to all the infidel nations that Jerusalem is Arab.  We shall not respect anyone else's wishes regarding her.  The only relevant party is the Islamic nation, which will not allow infidel nations to interfere...

"The homes the Jews are building will become Arab property, with Allah's help...

"Allah shall take revenge on behalf of his prophet against the colonialist settlers who are sons of monkeys and pigs....Forgive us, Muhamad, for the acts of these sons of monkeys and pigs, who sought to harm your sanctity."

Let's take a look at the Muslim "author" of this piece of trash run by the  Rocky Mountain News (hometown paper of  Ward Churchill). Rima Barakat,  a Palestinian Muslim has said of the Danish  Cartoons here,

The cartoons were very offensive, but we have to rise above this and recognize we have challenges as Muslims that are greater than cartoons.'

Challenges? Like what? Barakat  has done 'workshops' on the "Palestinian Right to Return" aka a ruse for the elimination of Israel.  This workshop, btw, was part of  the same two day conference  as the Cindy and Craig Corrie performance workshop, parents of Rachel Corrie.

Clearly Rima would like to discredit MEMRI, arguably the most significant,  critical sourcea of intel to the lay West. MEMRI pulls back the curtain. We finally have access to what is being broadcast in Arabic to the often cited Arab Street in the MIddle East.

Apparently The Rocky Mountain News is a willing tool to the evil propagandists. Shame on you, dogs. They take their cues from the big boys eh?

Monday, March 27, 2006

Danish Cartoons: Civilization vs Barbarism

The The White House issued a craven “we feel your pain” statement, this was a huge disappointment and an even bigger mistake. America and the media should have come out immediately in favor of freedom of the press.

Surrender to the frothing Mullahs, even under the guise of forming a more perfect multicultural union, will do nothing to ameliorate the problems revealed in the Muslim response to the cartoons, and will ultimately make things even worse for all of the Muslims worth saving from the Dark Ages. But even here the author does his purported constituency a profound disservice, though he may actually have done his readers the favor of clarification. For it is true that the masses who turned out to protest the cartoons, who burned European and American consulates all over the Muslim world, who carried banners promising butchery to anyone bold enough to break a ludicrous religious taboo – all these angry young men and women were surely not all jihadists in the Zarqawi sense, nor were they “extreme” in that they represented a departure from the average Muslim’s view of things.

What the cartoon fracas has revealed is both much more and much less than a “clash of civilizations.” In a way it is simply an updated example of civilization versus barbarism, the former represented by a flawed but ultimately decent secular modernity which enshrines skepticism and doubt and does not think societies should be organized around sacred texts written for tribal peoples millennia ago. The latter deifies suicide murderers, enslaves its women, and publishes routinely in both private and state-run presses the most vile slanders and caricatures on Jews and Hindus. “Clash of civilizations” assumes that two civilizations of equal status are in conflict. But the sad truth is this: a people, jihadist or not, that can't read something offensive to its faith without resorting to an auto-da-fe, is not civilized. Read it all 

Ghastly Implications BY MARK STEYN

Fate conspires to remind us what this war is really about: civilizational confidence. And so history repeats itself: first the farce of the Danish cartoons, and now the tragedy — a man on trial for his life in post-Taliban Afghanistan because he has committed the crime of converting to Christianity.

[...]As always, we come back to the words of Osama bin Laden: “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.” That’s really the only issue: the Islamists know our side have tanks and planes, but they have will and faith, and they reckon in a long struggle that’s the better bet. Most prominent western leaders sound way too eager to climb into the weak-horse suit and audition to play the rear end.

Consider, for example, the words of the Prince of Wales, speaking a few days ago at al-Azhar University in Cairo. This is “the world’s oldest university”, though what they learn there makes the average Ivy League nuthouse look like a beacon of sanity. Anyway, this is what His Royal Highness had to say to 800 Islamiuc “scholars”:    

“The recent ghastly strife and anger over the Danish cartoons shows the danger that comes of our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others. In my view, the true mark of a civilized society is the respect it pays to minorities and to strangers.”

   That’s correct. But the reality is our society pays enormous respect to minorities — President Bush holds a month-long Ramadan-a-dingdong at the White House every year; the immediate reaction to the slaughter of 9/11 by the President, the Prince, the Prime Ministers of Britain, Canada and everywhere else was to visit a mosque to demonstrate their great respect for Islam. One party to this dispute is respectful to a fault: after all, to describe the violence perpetrated by Muslims over the Danish cartoons as the “recent ghastly strife” barely passes muster as effete Brit toff understatement.

Descent into Dhimmitude (read it all)

[...}few reporters have ventured to describe the increasingly hostile climate that Muslim extremists had succeeded in creating in Denmark before the publication. In fact, an examination of Jyllands-Posten's own pages reveals why its editors likely decided to publish the cartoons in the first place -- as well as why the obscurantist rioters were so confident that they would prevail.

In late 2004 -- a University of Copenhagen professor of Moroccan Jewish descent -- was kidnapped in broad daylight and brutally beaten by three Muslim youths for the "crime" of having read from the Quran during a lecture. A few months later, a Danish publisher used anonymous translators for an essay collection critical of Islam for fear that any named assistant would suffer a similar fate. And in an incident immediately preceding Jyllands-Posten's decision to run the cartoons as a test of self-censorship, Danish artists refused to illustrate a children's book about Muhammad.

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Death Threat Club

Cinnamon Stillwell has arrived. Congratulations! Her first death threat. Allah be praised. My fellow 911 neocon, noted columnist (in the fringiest of the rabid left wing wards - San Fran) and that which I admire most in an individual - truth teller, is fighting the great fight and putting herself in harm's way because of it.

Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 03:23:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Horrifying Death

Hello Ms Cinnamon,

How dare you write against Supreme Being Allah_The One Absolute Truth Beyond Spacetime???

We, soldiers of Allah will rape you feminists and then disbowel you and cut your boobs. Then post digital videoclips of the events on our brothers' websites www.kavkazcenter.com , aljazeera.net and other Islamic sites.

We will massacre you by giving you most horrifying death beyond your mental capacity to imagine.It'll be such painful that you will cry and laugh at your pathetic conditions.

Don't think Islam is just another religion. Islam is a SuperSystem that'll dominate 21st and beyond. It's the future of Mankind that guarantees Total Peace in outer and inner worlds by establishing a Global Islamic Caliphate Empire dominating every continents on Earth and other planets in the near future.

So just shut up; marry a true Muslim man and be his faithful wife by giving birth to powerfuyl sons who will become future soldiers of Allah. That'll guarantee a great future to your sons as they will become the Predators and Dominators not a prey=another white christian slave.

Yours trully
A Muslim wellwisher and warner
FireEagle_A weapon of Allah

Now go back and read it again. The enemy is savage. They say what they mean and  mean what they say. We need every American on the front line of freedom to send these cockroaches back under the rock they crawled out from. That or we have to kill every one of them, as they mean to do to us if we refuse to submit to dhimmitude and live in Dar al-Islam.

Cinnamon Stillwell ;

"Meanwhile, the real radical women in the world go largely unremarked by the feminist movement. Today's true heroines are those who do battle with the gender apartheid, violence and oppression practiced against women in the Muslim world."

amen baby amen

Friday, March 24, 2006

Good vs Evil

According to the LA Times, Good versus evil isn't a strategy, to which I contend, it's the only strategy. The oped piece serves as a blueprint for all that is counter intuituve about the left's thinking. The left can evade reality but they can not evade the consequences of evading reality.
We have much to thank the author, MADELEINE AL[not]BRIGHT, much evil was made possible by the sanction that the Clinton Adminstration gave it.
Albright_not_bright

"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil." Ayn Rand

Saddam, Al Qaeda Did Collaborate, Documents Show

 

MORE EVIDENCE OF CONNECTIONS

 

DANISH CARTOONS: First American Magazine Cover

Cartoon
First American Magazine to has dared to display the most controversial
Danish cartoon of Muhammad...right on its front cover. I am proud to know you, Roberto. Good on ya, baby. You should have run my piece in this issue.

In Eurabia they grovel and submit; Sweden Defends Closing Cartoon Web Site

The following essay is by the Norwegian blogger Fjordman (yes yes he's back!). He used to have his own blog which he discontinued for personal reasons last December, but from now on he will occasionally post on The Brussels Journal.

When Danes Pay Danegeld – Dealing with Islam in Scandinavia

Danish Imam Reveals `Martyr Action' Plot, Danmarks Radio Says

UPDATE March 25; More submission and dhimmitude in Eurabia. The Islamist will not give up.

Free-speech protest backs away from the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons

LONDON Organizers of a free-speech demonstration in central London have withdrawn their open invitation for protesters to display the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons

Friday, March 17, 2006

Dhimmitude and Jewhatred at Harvard

No wonder Summer had to resign.  That was a  black day for Harvard. Today, it's blacker still.

Harvard, recipient of millions in bloody Wahhabi Saudi dollars, issued an extraordinarily antisemitic paper on the American Israel political action committee AIPAC here

AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on the U.S. Congress....

I am a member of AIPAC and I am a de facto agent? Uh uh. I am just a girl. A quintessentially American girl. Just a believer in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every individual. Those of us that support AIPAC do so because we worry about the existential threat to Israel.

The combination of unwavering U.S. support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized U.S. security. ... Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state?...

This is intellectually dishonest and historically inaccurate.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the most critical thing to understand about conflict in the Middle East," he told us, "is that it is not a conflict between Arab and Jew.  It is a conflict between the 10th century and the 20th." More at To the Point here

Amir Taheri writes in " not Israel that they loathe";

Conventional wisdom also insists that the US is hated by Muslims because it is pro-Israel. [...]  But is it not possible that the reverse is true – that Israel is hated because it is pro-American?

When I raised that possibility in Ramadan-night debates, I was at first greeted with deafening silence. Soon, however, some interlocutors admitted that my suggestion was, perhaps, not quite fanciful.

Let us consider some facts.

If Muslims hate the US because it backs Israel which, in turn, is oppressing Muslims in Palestine, then why don't other oppressed Muslims benefit from the same degree of solidarity from their co-religionists?

During Ramadan, news came that more than 500 Muslims had been killed in clashes with the police in southern Thailand. At least 80 were suffocated to death in police buses under suspicious circumstances.

The Arab and the Iranian press, however, either ignored the event or relegated it to inside pages. To my knowledge, only one Muslim newspaper devoted an editorial to it. And only two newspapers mentioned that Thailand was building a wall to cordon off almost two million Muslims in southern Thailand – a wall higher and longer than the controversial "security fence" Israel is building.

Muslim states have never supported Pakistan on Kashmir because most were close to India in the so-called nonaligned movement while Pakistan was a US ally in CENTO and SEATO.

When Hindu nationalists demolished the Ayodhya Mosque, no one thought it necessary to inflame Muslim passions.

Nor has a single Muslim nation recognized the republic set up by Muslim Turks in northern Cyprus. The reason? Greece has always sided with the Arabs on Palestine and plays occasional anti-American music while Turkey is a US ally.

When the Serbs massacred 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica 10 years ago, not a ripple disturbed the serene calm of Muslim opinion. At that time, the mullahs of Teheran and Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya were in cahoots with Slobodan Milosevic, supplying him with oil and money because Yugoslavia held the presidency of the so-called nonaligned movement. Belgrade was the only European capital to be graced with a state visit by Ali Khamenehi, the mullah who is now the Supreme Guide of the Islamic Republic.

And what about Chechnya which is, by any standard, the Muslim nation that has most suffered in the past two centuries? Last October the Muslim summit in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, gave a hero's welcome to Vladimir Putin, the man who has presided over the massacre of more Chechens than anyone in any other period in Russian history.

Right now there are 22 active conflicts across the globe in which Muslims are involved. Most Muslims have not even heard of most of them because those conflicts do not provide excuses for fomenting hatred against the United States.

Next time you hear someone say the US was in trouble in the Muslim world because of Israel, remember that things may not be that simple.

Where is the Harvard paper on the over 2,000,000 dead and 30,000 enslaved by the Islamic government in Sudan. Is Israel culpable there too?

Consider this statement. Defending democracy jeopardizes America's security? It seems to me that Israel is the object of Islamic rage because of her affiliation with America. Israel is the little Satan, America the great Satan.

Fred Siegal writes here;

The issue is not Israel. Usama bin Laden blew up a U.S. embassy when the Oslo "peace process" was at the height of its "success."

What did Israel have to do with the recent Islamic jihad murders in Nigeria? While Islamic terrorists were hitting New York, Muslim militants in northern Nigeria were killing Christians. The violence occurred in the majority Christian city of Jos, where the Nigerian government has imposed the Sharia (Islamic law) on the largely Christian population. The violence began when a Christian woman was attacked after she had the temerity to cross the street in front of a group of Muslim men who had gathered near a Mosque. What followed was three days of killing and burning churches.

Around the world Islamic militants are engaging in a holy war against the infidels - from Coptic Christians in Egypt and the Dinkas in the Sudan, to Hindus in Kashmir, Bahais in Iran, Catholics in the southern Philippines and Christians in East Timor.

In Sudan, the Islamic militants impose slavery on captured Dinkas - but wherever radical Islam is in power, it subjugates people it regards as infidels. The Coalition for the Defense of Human Rights, an organization supporting those persecuted by militant Islam, argues that "radical Islamism is a world ideology, fielding a world terror-army, which oppresses millions with a racist ideology" that deems non-Muslims less than fully human.

The Harvard paper is a disgusting blood libel and every word fallacious. Blaming AIPAC? Essentially if you blame AIPAC, you are blaming me and every other believer in live free or die.
Vital Perspectives has a post here as well

Harvard: Support of Israel, Democracy Jeopardizes U.S. Security

Stephen M. Walt, Dean of Harvard's Kennedy School, and John Mearsheimer, a professor of political science and co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, have published a paper on "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" which blames support of Israel and the push for democracy for jeopardizing U.S. security. The paper aims to roll back the U.S. - Israel relationship, roll back U.S. efforts for the democratization of the Middle East, and end the post-9/11 foreign policy efforts of the Bush Administration.

As The New York Sun writes, "If the Islamists only hate America because of our support for Israel, why are they setting off bombs in Indonesia and Spain, which are hardly in the vanguard of support for Israel? How would abandoning Israel assuage the angry Islamists rather than encouraging them to press on to completing their end goal of making all of America subject to Islamic law?"

We are spending the next few hours dissecting this abomination and will follow with a complete report and retort. Check back at Vital Perspective later in the day for a rundown.

I, too, will continue this post and report back to you with  facts and empirical historical evidence that every contention The Harvard paper puts forth is a dangerous, antisemitic lie. Interesting thoughts here from a Muslim in Israel.

Harvard's integrity is all but an historical anecdote, " a rumor. It  never happened. Today is history." Amon Goethe.

UPDATE: I liked Neocon's take on the "paper" here;

University Prostituting for Islamic Petrol-Dollars, Goes After Jews Bottom-feeding for Islamo Petrol-dollars, a University produces one of the most despicable documents ever generated by a University in this country: two academics (John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt), one from Harvard and one from University of Chicago have produced the American version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Their general thesis is that since 1967, all US Presidents and the United States Congress have been hijacked, and have knowingly or have been duped into surrendering US interests to a conspiracy of international Zionist Jews who have taken control of US foreign policy through a scheming and secretive lobbying organization in Washington (AIPAC). This lobby, according to the report has imposed policies that are contrary to our national interests. Wow!

UPDATE March 20th here

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Islamic Society of Boston Sues Muslim Scholar for Exposing Hate in Mosque

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic Society Of Boston (with ties to Al Qaeda) harasses Muslim Scholar for speaking out against hate literature found in Mosque

Here is the exclusive live interview with Charles Jacobs of  The David Project  here,. The David Project is also being sued by the Islamic Society of Boston for exposing their  dirty dealings of the mosque deal with the city and connection to al qaeda..

Charles Jacobs: The Islamic Society of Boston which is suing The David Project and Steve Emerson and Fox News and The Boston Herald has included in the suit Ahmed Monsour who's is an Egyptian scholar, a scholar of Islam, who went into their mosque in Cambridge and found hate literature against Jews, against Americans, and because he did that he went on television to say that, it seems they're suing him.

Atlas: They're suing him?

Charles jacobs: They seemed to hold out a carrot and want to go  behind the door negotiation, so it's very strange that they would  do both of those things on the  same day.

Atlas: It's their MO, it's their MO to harass.


Charles Jacobs: Well it's really a shame because Ahmed Monsoor was chased out of Egypt by fundamentalists  because he stood up and said Islam shouldn't be this way, is not this way and has been hijacked by by


Atlas: by radicals

Charles Jacobs: By radicals, there was a fatwa put on him, he escaped Egypt, he came here to the United States. he was at Harvard University as a teacher, a professor a visiting scholar  in a special program for political refugees  and so WELCOME TO AMERICA, they're suing him here as well

Atlas: unbelievable

Charles Jacobs: It is unbelievable. So that's that story. You'll hear more of that.


Atlas: You got the story here first.

More on the lawsuit against The David Project here

MOSQUE AND STATE: Charles Jacobs, President of the David Project in the Boston Globe, Dec. 25:

The story on the lawsuit filed against us by the Islamic Society of Boston ("Praised by beacon, mosque project stalls amid rancor," Page A1, Dec. 18) did mention that the society's founder, Abdurahman Alamoudi, raised money for Al Qaeda and is in jail (in connection with a plot to assassinate a Saudi prince). But the story omitted even more worrisome facts.
The society's leaders have praised suicide bombers and called for attacks on Americans. A website in Qatar associated with society trustee Yousef al-Qaradawi, an internationally known leader of extremists, calls for gays to be executed by either stoning or burning. Al-Qaradawi has been barred from the United States.

and the latest development here Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State. Stay tuned

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Taheri-azar pleads guilty: Where are the Federal Charges of Terrorism?

Taheri-azar to represent himself in court - He wanted to "avenge the deaths of muslims around the world." So why didn't he drive his car into Ahmadinejad, or the Sudanese government or Al Qaeda or......?

Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, had been planning this moment for two months.

WHEN A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO surged onto the campus hub known as the Pit around noon on March 3, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students suddenly had far more to think about than the upcoming basketball game against Duke University. The driver, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, had been planning this moment for two months. His checklist: rent a four-wheel drive vehicle so he could "run things over and keep going," pick a time and place to inflict maximum damage (lunchtime at the teeming Pit), prepare two cans of pepper spray and a five-inch folding knife in case he got trapped, and finally, run over UNC students.

The Iranian-born Taheri-azar managed to hit nine people with his SUV. Fortunately, he didn't succeed in seriously injuring any of them. After fleeing the scene, Taheri-azar made the peculiar decision to call 911, tell the dispatcher his precise location, and wait for police to arrest him. He told the 911 dispatcher that his actions were designed to "punish the government of the United States for [its] actions around the world," More here

Clearly an act of terrror. So why hasn't the Feds filed charges? Driving a huge vehicle into a crowd of  UNC Chapel Hill students out of a love for Allah is an act of terror.

Say it stupid. Let's not encourage islamofascists to act alone.