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Laura Ingraham from the Jewish World Review (www.jewishworldreview.com) asks where can moderate Muslims be found:
For much of the last century, white Southerners were routinely (and rightly) taken to task for not speaking out against the violent actions of racists. For a time at least, the Klan seemed to be able to lynch and beat black men with impunity.
Where are the moderate Muslims?
If someone finds a site managed by moderate Muslims, please let me know (excluding the brave Iranian students, of course).
As of March 27, 2002, here are the top 25 foreign terrorist organizations according to the U.S. State Department.
It is interesting to note that 19 out of the top 25 are Islamic groups - so much for a religion of peace? I have highlighted these Islamic murderers in bold.
It is also interesting to note that the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigrade, which is part of the Fatah, and therefore reports directly to Arafat is listed. For more information on Arafat and the Al-Aksa Brigades, see the Palestine page.
Foreign Terrorist Organizations
1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
2. Abu Sayyaf Group
3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (reports to Yasser Arafat)
4. Armed Islamic Group
5. 'Asbat al-Ansar
6. Aum Shinrikyo
7. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
8. Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
9. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
10. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
11. Hizballah (Party of God)
12. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
13. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
14. Al-Jihad (Egyptian Islamic Jihad)
15. Kahane Chai (Kach)
16. Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
17. Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
18. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
19. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
20. National Liberation Army (ELN)
21. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
22. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
23. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
24. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
Camera.org has published more information on the incredible anti-Israeli bias found in the leftist National Public Radio (NPR).
National Public Radio, the taxpayer-supported public radio network, has earned an unenviable reputation as the most anti-Israel news source in the mainstream U.S. media. [...].
I had been supporting NPR financially for years, yet their clear hate of Israel, due to their leftist views, has made me sick - I will never support NPR again. I also hope that public funds will stop being awarded to NPR.
For another example of NPR's clear support of Palestinian terrorism, see "The deliberate killing of unarmed civilians is terrorism".
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I just read an article on Ha'aretz that proves once again how much Arafat, the Palestinian leader, is still involved in terrorism.
Although we've been receiving reports for weeks now, this time the evidence has been compiled into a booklet, which includes documents gathered during operation "Defensive Shield", Israel's incursion into Palestinian towns. It also includes testimony from Marwan Barghouti, who directly reported to Arafat and was involved in numerous terrorist attacks.
Arafat personally approved the transfer of funds to suicicide bombers, and hard evidence of close cooperation of Arafat's groups with the Islamic Jihad and Hamas was also found.
Also mentioned in the report is the financial contribution of Saudi Arabia and Iraq to Palestinian terrorism - for example, family of suicide bombers receive $25,000 from Sadam Hussein.
Below I link to the Ha'aretz article and to IDF's (Israel's army) website. All documents have also been published by the IDF.
Ha'aretz (www.haaretzdaily.com) has a good article that describes how the leftist American academia demonizes Israel:
While support for Israel among the general public in America has only increased during the past year - according to most of the public opinion surveys that have been conducted there - in the leftist circles of the intelligentsia in the United States a campaign of hatred and delegitmization is being conducted against it. This campaign, which gained momentum after September 11, in fact began after the Gulf War. Israel was perceived as the major cause of suffering in the Arab states, and therefore as the factor behind their desperate behavior. [...]
I receive many emails from leftists students who hate Israel with a passion. Some even say they are Jewish - but I question their positions. These Israel haters never spoke in support of Israel before the Palestinian violence started, so why should we listen to them today?
The fact is they know very little about Israel and the Middle East and their leftist political opinions are what guides them in their hate of Israel (and Jews).
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FactsOfIsrael.com has just learned that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have resumed! Hopefully we will be able to see some results soon and peace will be achieved. We have received exclusive coverage of the negotiations - here's the scoop:
The Prime Minister of Israel sits down with Arafat at the beginning of negotiations regarding the resolution of the conflict. The Prime Minister requests that he be allowed to begin with a story.
I'll keep everyone posted with more details as soon as I get them.
Follow the instructions below:
1) Go to www.Google.com
2) Type in (but don't hit return): "weapons of mass destruction";
3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button, instead of the normal "Google search" button;
4) Read what appears to be a normal error message carefully.
I particularly like the reference to France:
If you are an Old European Country trying to protect your interests, make sure your options are left wide open as long as possible. Click the Tools menu, and then click on League of Nations. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Head in the Sand section and check settings for your exports to Iraq.
The fake WMD 404 page was implemented by Anthony Cox. I took a screenshot of the error just in case Google removes it from its servers - see below.
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Charles Krauthammer has a great article on townhall.com on why it's good for Israel to move out of of the Gaza Strip:
[...] Nonetheless, unilateralism is both correct and necessary. Israel has no peace partner -- Mahmoud Abbas has nothing to offer and has offered nothing -- and in the absence of a partner, there is only one logical policy: rationalize your defensive lines and prepare for a long wait.
I copy the full article below; for more information on Israel's moving out of the Gaza Strip, click here. Found this article on the excellent LGF.
Stefan Sharkansky (Shark Blog) has translated an article from Die Zeit (www.zeit.de) that shows how the European Union is continuing to fund and support Palestinian terrorism. About a month ago, Stefan had translated the first part of the Die Zeit investigation, which you may find here.
The murder took place while the Bloombergs were on their way home from the stationery store. They have five school-age children. It is August 5, 2001, a hot day in the Middle East. The drive from Kfar Sava to the village of Karnei Shomron takes about 40 minutes. The back road winds through the hills above Tel Aviv. Three cars drive close behind one another. The Bloombergs are in the middle one. Near the village of Azun, the Bloombergs pass a slow-moving car. Suddenly its window opens and someone fires and hits the driver of the second car. That was Stephen Bloomberg. He was seriously injured, as was his 14-year-old daughter Tzippi. His wife Techiya, 40-year-old and five months pregnant, didn't survive the drive home. [...]
I strongly condemn the Europen Union and its representatives. It's one thing that the EU funded the Palestinians and then claimed that they didn't know that the funds were used to fund Arafat's terrorist groups. But after receiving proof, the EU continues to fund the Palestinians and is therefore directly responsible for the murder of unarmed Israeli and American civilians, including babies and children. This is morally wrong and also a criminal act. From now on I am boycotting European products - if you have a choice, please stop buying European products. Buy American, buy Indian, and buy Israeli!
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JTA.org reports that a Palestinian terrorist has murdered three Israelis:
Suicide bomber kills four
Doing a search on news.google.com on this terrorist attack only returned 10 results. I guess a murdering Palestinian bastard killing someone's grand-parents and an 18-year old girl is not news.
The "One Family Fund" (onefamilyfund.org) has published the story of John Eric Branchizio, John Martin Linde, and Mark T. Parson, American diplomats who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists on October 15, 2003:
John Eric Branchizio, John Martin Linde, and Mark T. Parson, Link
The Times of London (www.timesonline.co.uk) has a good article on how Israel and her Prime Minister Sharon are showing restraint during these difficult times.
Although the Palestinian terrorist organizations continue their war on Israeli unarmed civilians, Sharon and Israel do not overreact, giving time for a diplomatic solution.
I don't believe that the Palestinian terrorists such as the Islamic Jihad, the Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Arafat's groups such as the Tanzim and Al Aqsa's martyrs Brigade are ready to recognize the State of Israel and sign a peace treaty. But maybe after getting hit hard a few times, and having their terror infrastructure destroyed, they'll accept a cease-fire.
"The response instead has been measured, even surgical. Israel has targeted specific areas and individuals linked precisely to the violence aimed at its citizens. It has decided to place faith in the military operation that it conducted within the West Bank in April and has resisted the temptation to engage in a dramatic enterprise. In so doing it has provided the United States with a breathing space in which to attempt to exercise some influence over the Palestinians and encourage political dialog."
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The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that an American Muslim entered a Jewish community building in Seattle, Washington, in the northern United States and shot six women. He murdered one and injured another five, including a pregnant woman:
Six women were shot - one fatally - this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man who told a witness he was upset about "what was going on in Israel."
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About a week after the heinous terrorist attacks of 9/11 against the United States by Islamic terrrorist, Bernard Lewis published an essay on the New Yorker (www.newyorker.com). This essay is called "The Revolt of Islam", and in it Mr. Lewis goes over the history of the Middle East and Islam. He shows how Bin Laden's goal is to escalate the current terrorist attacks into a war of civilizations, and how ultimately he wishes to destroy the West (in particular America and Israel):
President Bush and other Western politicians have taken great pains to make it clear that the war in which we are engaged is a war against terrorism—not a war against Arabs, or, more generally, against Muslims, who are urged to join us in this struggle against our common enemy. Osama bin Laden's message is the opposite. For bin Laden and those who follow him, this is a religious war, a war for Islam and against infidels, and therefore, inevitably, against the United States, the greatest power in the world of the infidels. [...]
This is a long essay, but is worth it. Print it out (use the FactsOfIsrael.com "Printer Friendly Version" feature) and read it over slowly - it's an excellent analysis that clearly shows some of the reasons for the Islamic terrorism we have been witnessing.
Thanks to the Shark Blog for reposting the link - I copy the full article below.
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