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The English Birmingham Evening Mail (icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk) has posted an article that describes how some British Muslims are celebrating and rejoicing over the murderous attacks of 9/11:
Some British Muslims print a poster to
"celebrate and rejoice" over the 9/11 attacks
Muslim fanatics sparked anger today after plastering Birmingham bus stops with sickening posters showing the destruction of the Twin Towers.
I guess these are the same British Muslims that are against democracy, freedom, and evolution. I copy the full article below.
Since I created FactsOfIsrael.com 6 months ago, I have received my fair share of hate mail. Many of these messages come from the Islamic fascists who call me an "infidel" and send me death threats (just look in the Hate Mail section for more examples).
After a while, it gets pretty boring: it's the same brainwashed-neo-Nazi "kill the Jews" bile that the Imams from Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Gaza spit every week.
Sometimes though, the leftist fascists from Europe will also suprise me. Today I received an email from a German who goes by the name of Kiewitz (email@example.com). This guy managed to squeeze all anti-American and anti-Israeli cliches in one message. Here's an example:
I'm German and I'm not proud of our history. I'm sick of it. But I'm even more sick by people that talk like racists and enjoy other people to die.
Kiewitz, whom I'll refer to from now on as the "leftist fascist", was not happy about a video I published that shows how American forces attacked an Islamic terrorist camp in Afghanistan - click here for that story.
Read this my little leftist fascist: the German Nazis, your people, managed to murder 6 million Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. If you do the math, that's 30,000 Jewish men, women and children PER DAY! On bad days, it would go as high as 50,000-60,000 human beings deliberately killed PER DAY.
The next time you're watching B. München, Bayer Leverkusen, or any other German soccer team, look closely at the people in the stadium. Then, imagine the German Nazis going around the stands shooting at every one of them - all 30,000 in one day, all men, all women, all chidlren.
And you have the audacity to attack me because I support America's war on Islamic terrorism? Let me tell you what I think of your friends from Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and any other Islamic terrorists that, similarly to your Nazi ancestors, deliberately murder women and children.
The only value they'll have is when they become fertilizer and are buried underground.
If you'd like to send a message to the German leftist fascist to let him know what you think, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm not finished, see below for the fascist's full message and the rest of my rant.
The Weekly Standard (www.weeklystandard.com) has an excellent article on European appeasement. The article explains how World War I shapes the Europeans' decision not to stand up to evil such as Hitler, Saddam Hussein, or the Palestinian Islamic Jihad:
Once upon a time we thought of appeasement as a particular approach to Hitler. We have long since come to see that it is a Weltanschauung, an entire philosophical worldview that teaches the blood-guilt of Western man, the moral bankruptcy of the West, and the outrageousness of Western civilization's attempting to impose its values on anyone else. World War II and its aftermath clouded the issue, but self-hatred has long since reestablished itself as a dominant force in Europe and (less often and not yet decisively) the United States. It was a British idea originally; it was enthusiastically taken up by the French. Today (like so many other British ideas) it is believed more fervently in continental Europe than anywhere else.
It's a long article, but it's well worth the read - I copy the full text below.
A few months ago, a group of leftist European members of the British academia decided to launch a cultural and scientific boycott against Israel. I have received an email from Michael Vanyukov from the University of Pittsburgh who published his exchange of messages with members of the British boycott team.
Why is the anti-Israeli sentiment so popular in Europe? Of course, European politicians pressing President Bush to restrain Israel may be taking into account that their electorate is much more Muslim than Jewish. They would not do it, however, if the rest of the voting population did not support their pro-Arab stance, and it is not politicians who write boycott petitions and come to Israel now to defend “Palestinian rights.” Why Europe, which has tried and failed to appease Hitler by betraying Czechoslovakia and largely helped him to annihilate European Jewry, makes the same mistake by trying now to appease the horrific Islamic regimes and terrorist gangs supported by them? It is hard to imagine that Europe can still think that appeasing a murderer can earn protection from him. There is another likely reason for this irrational behavior—an irrational reason. Some Europeans, including, regrettably, intellectuals, have finally found a way to both legitimize their deep-seated antisemitism and exculpate themselves—by wrapping antisemitism in the comme il faut cloth of their “fight for the rights of Palestinians.”
Michael makes some excellent points, so be sure to also check out his website at http://www.pitt.edu/~mmv/israel.htm.
I copy the full text of his first letter to the boycott team below.
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O Mishigne (michigne.blogspot.com) tem uma boa piada:
Arafat exigiu que o Correio Palestino emitisse um selo que contivesse sua imagem - e que a qualidade estivesse acima de qualquer suspeita.
Os selos foram criados, emitidos e vendidos, deixando Arafat muito satisfeito. Passados alguns dias começam as reclamações de que o selo não cola - o que o deixou furioso.
Arafat chama os responsáveis e exige uma investigação completa imediata. Diversas agências postais visitadas confirmam: o selo não cola! O fabricante do selo é acionado.
Alguns dias depois, feita a investigação, vem o relatório: "Nada há nada de errado com o selo em questão. O único problema é que a população insiste em cuspir do outro lado".
Imshin has translated a letter from Gadi, an Israeli Soldier who was killed while fighting Palestinian terrorists in Jenin in April 2002. The letter was written to his girlfriend Galit:
My dear Galit,
March 2002. 23 year-old reserve soldier Gad Ezra, wrote this letter to his girlfriend, whom he was about to marry. About a month later, on 4th April, he was killed in the IDF operation in Jenin.
“Ha’ir” local Tel-Aviv paper, 26th September, 2002
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that the Fatah, Arafat's umbrella group of terrorist organizations, has organized a demonstration in support of Iraq and Saddam Hussein.
The demonstrators chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, burned flags of both countries and fired shots in the air, while calling on Saddam to attack Tel Aviv.
The Palestinian define their genocide bombers (who blow themselves up deliberately murdering unarmed civilians, including babies and children) by using the term "martyrs". In 1991, the Palestinians fully supported Iraq in the Gulf war and cheered from their roofs as Saddam Hussein bombarded Israeli civilian centers with Scud missiles (see the History page).
Yasser Arafat is the leader of Fatah, which includes the Al-Aksa "martyrs" brigrade, responsible for dozens of genocide bombings and thousands of other terrorist attacks against unarmed Israeli and American civilians (see the Palestine page for more details).
I copy the full article below.
The Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com) reports that the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has won elections in the Palestinian territories:
The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia "a source" of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.
For many years Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other Israeli leaders have said that there is unfortunately no partner for peace among the gang of Palestinian murderers from the Islamic Jihad, Fatah or Hamas.
After Geneva peace talks with Arab countries on 12/21/1973 Abba Eban said "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity".
This turns out to be true once again: as Israeli elections were to take place in two months, the centrist Israeli partist "Kadima" was ready to make concessions and maybe even allow for a Palestinian state to be created. With Islamic mass murderers in power in the Palestinian territories, this will not happen.
For more information on Abba Eban, click here. For more information on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other mass murdering bastards, click here. I copy the full article below.
I have added a button in the right navigation bar to support the "Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran" (SMCCDI). The SMCCDI has a website at www.iran-daneshjoo.org and its goals are Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom in Iran. They are also against anti-Semitism and Islamic terrorism, and are risking their lives for taking these positions:
Iranian Student hides Satellite Dish,
the only way for him to access
non-Governemental news sources
Look what they have to say about the Israeli-Palestinian war:
About one and a half years ago when the beginnings of a lasting peace among the Arabs and Israelis was becoming practical, the obstruction and sabotage of war-mongering governments-- the foremost among them the Islamic Republic-- made this constructive effort unsuccessful. Today, too, we are witnessing the same warmongering venture from the currents that see their political and economic gain in spreading war and crisis, and in ruining the societies in the region.
And here's what they have to say about Islamic terrorism after the Bali massacre:
Once again, the followers of the ideology of terror and lunacy have committed murder and have thus emphasized this undisputable truism that terrorism, as long as its roots are not dried up and its revival centers are not eradicated, is a pressing, imminent, and worldwide danger. [...]
The bleeding brain western leftists that support Palestinian terrorism could learn one or two things from the SMCCDI.
It also important to note that the only time "Death to terrorists!" was heard in any rally in any Islamic country was when the SMCCDI took the streets. These guys are my new heroes.
See below for their press release calling for Iranian students to reject anti-Semitism which they say cloakes itself as anti-Zionism (sounds familiar?). They also published articles against Islamic terrorism, separation of religion and state in Iran and other modern ideas that infuriate the Ayatollahs.
Make sure you visit their website and support their movement in any way you can (sign the guestbook, contact them to help them financially, etc...)
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that a Muslim has murdered 4 Israelis in a homicide bombing in Tel-Aviv:
An Israeli woman in shock,
after a Muslim homicide bomber
murdered 4 and injured over 50
A terror attack took place this evening in Tel Aviv killing at least 4 people and injuring 50. Magen David Adom emergency medical services has stated that 10 people are in serious to critical condition.
"Mike's Place', an American bar
in Tel-Aviv, and the target
of a Palestinian homicide bombing
While most of the Western media is reporting on how the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have a new "Prime Minister", Mahmoud Abbas, Arafat's thugs continue their campaign of death and terror.
Mr. Abbas has declared that he will attempt to stop the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas from deliberately murdering Israeli women and babies. I hope that's true, but I seriously doubt it.
In the meantime, the Israeli army will continue to hunt down the murderous Islamic Palestinian terrorists wherever they are.
I copy the full article below as well as a letter LGF has published that describes "Mike's Place", the bar that was hit. For more pictures, click here.
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This time it includes the following fact:
Fact Number 5
Israel's borders at its shortest distance is 9 miles
Israel's borders from West to East is 9 miles at its shortest distance (from the West Bank to Netanya, borders of 1948)
I was in Israel from 1987 to 1997, and lived in Netanya and Even-Yehuda, two great towns.
This short distance, makes it very easy for Palestinian homicide/suicide bombers to attack innocent civilians. Netanya was the site of the massacre of Passover, where 30 Israeli civilians were killed as they were getting ready for a holiday meal. Many were elderly and this week's victim, Eliezer Korman, 74, was a grand-father of five who died as a consequence of this Palestinian homicide/suicide bombing.
For more information on the region's geography, check the FactsOfIsrael.com Maps page
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CNN (www.cnn.com) has setup an excellent site to track the progress of the US and coalition forces in liberating Iraq and getting rid of the butcher from Baghdad:
CNN War Tracker
The page includes live information on battles, airstrikes, casualties, weapons and more.
Just like the French, more and more
Iraqi soldiers are giving up.
So check it out and think of how our men and women from the US and coalition forces are risking their lives so you can live in peace and worry less about Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad obtaining biological, chemical or nuclear weapons.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Palestinian terrorists from the Islamic Jihad deliberately murdered four Israelis that were celebrating the Sabbath, having dinner:
Two Palestinian gunmen infiltrated into the West Bank settlement of Otniel, south of Hebron on Friday night and opened fire killing four people and wounding seven, the IDF said. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
Update: Soldiers from the Nahal brigade and IDF trackers found the second terrorist, who had fled from Otniel after the attack, and killed him, Israel Radio reported.
I copy the full article below.
In one of the forums I read daily, someone posted an article that described how Arafat calls for peace:
“Only peace and dialogue can help solve the crisis in the Middle East, Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat told Malta's President Guido de Marco”.
Arafat continues to speak of peace in English while calling for war, murder and “one million martyrs” (suicide bombers) in Arabic. Here are sample transcripts of sermons that are continuously being transmitted on Palestinian Television, which is under the complete control of Arafat and his thugs from the Palestinian authority:
"Blessings to whoever waged Jihad for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever raided for the sake of Allah; blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons' and plunged into the midst of the Jews, crying "Allahu Akbar, praise to Allah, There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger." […]
Click here to watch a subtitled video (Realplayer required). Titled "Friday Sermons on Palestinian Authority TV,"(c) it was compiled from Palestinian Authority TV broadcasts of Friday sermons delivered at mosques under the authority of the PA. This subtitled video was distributed by the House Committee on International Relations to members of the House of Representatives in 2002.
These are mosques that are under the control of Arafat and the Palestinian Authority, and these messages were transmitted on Palestinian television, which was built with European money and is under Arafat’s control.
Peace will come when Arafat, the Hamas, the Islamic Jihad love their kids more than they hate the Jews. That is not the case today, but their hate, racism and murder of Israeli women and children will lead them nowhere.
I copy below the transcripts of portions of the video from Memri.org.
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