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  • Humane Jihad?

    08/22/2011 1:55:10 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Why take the infidel by force when you can invent a great tasting soft-drink, market it to the American male and make him impotent? This is known as Humane Jihad and does not bode well for America going forward.
  • If Saddam Hussein were still in power, this year's Arab uprisings could never have happened

    08/21/2011 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | March 28, 2011 | Christopher Hitchens
    The Iraq Effect If Saddam Hussein were still in power, this year's Arab uprisings could never have happened. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Monday, March 28, 2011, at 12:32 PM ET Can anyone imagine how the Arab spring would have played out if a keystone Arab state, oil-rich and heavily armed with a track record of intervention in its neighbors' affairs and a history of all-out mass repression against its own civilians, were still the private property of a sadistic crime family? As it is, to have had Iraq on the other scale from the outset has been an unnoticed and...
  • Arab League condemns Israel air strikes on Gaza

    08/21/2011 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/21/11 | Staff from agencies
    The Arab League condemned on Sunday Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to cease military action in both the strip and Egypt immediately. The Arab League issued a statement on Sunday, imploring the United Nations to take action to end the attacks in which 15 people have died. "We issued a statement condemning the Israeli offensive on Gaza ... and Egyptian land," Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby told reporters in Cairo. "The United Nations has to take procedures to stop the Israeli offensive on Gaza," he said, without giving details of the measures he was urging
  • Annals of the Arab Spring: Obama Administration Backs Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

    08/18/2011 4:12:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | 8/18/11 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Before running off on his latest vacation, at the conclusion of his three-day, publicly-funded campaign swing, President Obama boldly called for Bashar al-Assad to step down — in the midst of what is the Iran-backed Syrian president’s brutal, months long repression of his opposition, a campaign in which thousands have been killed and are missing. As John Bolton observes, calling on Assad to step down doesn’t tell us what Mr. Obama is prepared to do to make that happen. John suggests that the answer is nothing, and that this will expose the U.S. to the “charge of just being a...
  • As the world burns

    08/11/2011 4:08:09 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 3 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    After Climategate cooled the fire of manmade global warming, Al Gore kept himself pretty much out of the limelight, until last week, when he suggested that we put together an “American Spring.” After hearing this, my friend Dmitry shot off an email in his typical, sarcastic style, saying, “I am so delighted to learn about Al Gore’s proposal for an ‘American Spring’ – a sequel to the original ‘Arab’ one! I wonder if he has any candidates for the role of Lara Logan, who was raped by a cheering Arab mob.”
  • Arab Thief Steals Car With 5 Year Old Jewish Girl Inside

    08/09/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    A resident of Rosh Tzurim, a kibbutz in Israel's Gush Etzion bloc south of Jerusalem, stopped his car at a junction and exited the vehicle, momentarily leaving his five year old daughter inside. While he was outside the vehicle a thief jumped into the vehicle and drove off with the girl inside. The shocked father called security forces who rushed to the junction and issued an alert for the vehicle and girl. According to one report, an off-duty Palestinian Authority policeman spotted the girl at the entrance to the village of Al Aroub and returned her to Israeli authorities at...
  • Stabbing Attack Thwarted in Hevron

    08/08/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/11
    A knife-weilding Arab on Monday approached a border police station near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and advanced on the officers there. The officers confronted the terrorist at gunpoint and began "standard procedures" to safely arrest the man, who was appaerently so alarmed by the forcefulness of the response that he surrendered without incident. Officers disarmed the man, arrested him, and handed him over the Palestinian Authority security forces for questioning. During his initial interrogation by Israeli authorities the terrorist admitted that it was his aim to "stab soldiers."
  • Oasis of Arab culture sits comfortably in Dearborn, Michigan

    08/07/2011 11:40:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/7/11 | Jeff Karoub
    Dearborn, Mich. - With a massive mosque, minarets and scores of Arabic-signed stores and restaurants, parts of this city look like the Middle East. But Dearborn is a lot closer than Beirut, Damascus or Cairo. And while this Detroit suburb may be better known as the hometown of Ford Motor Co., it’s also where the Mideast meets the Midwest. (Snip) “People don’t understand to what extent world cultures feed and learn from each other,” said Anan Ameri, director of the museum. “America is a country of immigrants. It has been shaped by these immigrants and the immigrants have been shaped
  • Al Gore: We need anAmerican ‘Arab spring’

    08/03/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/11 | Jeff Poor
    Ever since CNBC’s Rick Santelli inspired the Tea Party movement’s creation in early 2009, the left has been looking for a similar spark on their own side. The earliest liberal alternative, the so-called Coffee Party, was a flop. But former Vice President Al Gore insists such a movement still needs to be invented. On Tuesday’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” Gore made an appearance on his own network, Current TV, for the second night in a row. This time it was to respond to the debt ceiling legislation agreed upon by Congress and signed into
  • The Last Tourist in Syria

    07/29/2011 11:26:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 7/28/11 | Emma Sky
    DAMASCUS — Is this your first visit to Syria, the passport control man asks me. No, I tell him, I came here once before over a decade ago. He stamps my passport. I had been very lucky to get a Syrian visa this time. The travel advice was not to visit. The Syrian regime is very wary of foreigners, fearing that journalists and spies are inflaming the situation further. I collect my bag and walk through customs, passing a poster, of modest size, of President Bashar al-Assad with the words in Arabic proclaiming: "Leader of the youth, hope of the...
  • 43 Year Old Ofra? Min. Vilnai Says It Does Not Have Approval

    07/14/2011 1:09:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/7/11 | Elad Benari and Rachel Sylvetsky
    Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai (Independence) addressed in a letter on Wednesday MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz’s (National Union) demand to determine the legal status of 13 Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, with an emphasis on finally providing zoning plans for these commuinities. In the letter, Vilnai addressed the situation in the community of Ofra, saying, “A significant part of the community of Ofra is built on private Palestinian land” and adding that as a result “the community does not have an approved jurisdiction.” Vilnai further explained that despite the opinions that were presented to him on the issue,...
  • Study: Bad Arab Driving 'Unconscious Acts of Resistance'

    07/13/2011 1:51:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/11 | Gavriel Queenan
    Israel's National Road Safety Authority has concluded the ubiquitously dangerous behavior of Israeli Arabs behind the wheel stems from a sense of unfairness rather than their simply being lawless scofflaws. Legal observers note that anti-social feelings are not an affirmative defense in any court of law and that reckless endangerment of others - which does not require conscious decision-making - remains a serious criminal act demonstrating an abberant lack of regard for human life. Further, many question the validity of concluding 'acts of resistance' are not voluntary in cases where Arab drivers behind the wheel of heavy equipment or large...
  • Obama's Fast Track To Failure

    07/13/2011 12:46:50 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 4 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/13/11 | CaroleL
    A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released today shows that 63% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track; up three points from a similar poll last month. But approximately half of the poll respondents (49%) approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing. Think that means he's not being blamed for the current state of the union? Think again.
  • There is tremendous goodwill in India towards Israel

    07/09/2011 6:17:44 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 20 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | July 03, 2011 | The Pioneer
    Mark Sofer, Israel’s Ambassador to India, is returning home after completing his tenure. During the four years he has spent in India, our bilateral relations with Israel have grown and branched into new areas of mutually beneficial cooperation Four years after he arrived in India as Israel’s Ambassador, Mr Mark Sofer returns to his country, leaving behind a large number of friends and well-wishers and carrying with him happy memories of his stay here. During these four years India-Israel relations have gathered speed and branched into new areas of cooperation that are mutually beneficial. There has been a quantum leap...
  • 2011 Arab Festival: Christian Preacher Harassed and Bullied and Threatened

    07/03/2011 7:52:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/3/11 | Pamela Geller
    "I can't wait to see what they do to him" The Muslim crowd gets increasingly hostile throughout the video. Thanks for to David Wood for the video. He lives in there -- in the belly of the beast. Imagine if this were an imam and non-Muslims were threatening, harassing and menacing him this way. Seriously. It would be played on enemedia 24/7 until they beat us into submission. This video should anger every American who loves this country and our way of life. This is sharia law on the streets of our towns and our cities. America, where are you...
  • Obama-Supported Libyan Rebels “Honor Killing” Rape Victims

    06/17/2011 6:55:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    RealFeminist.com ^ | 06-17-2011 | Sheri Urban
    Obama-Supported Libyan Rebels “Honor Killing” Rape Victims In all the controversy of Obama's undeclared war against the Libyan regime of Mohamar Gadaffi, a rather striking fact has been lost: the Libyans Obama is supporting are no less barbaric than the ones he is bombing. For proof, just see how the families of women raped by Gadaffi's thugs are murdering them in a spate of Muslim "honor killings" in rebel regions, as the BBC reported... Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called "honour killings", according to Libyan aid workers. "In...
  • Arab protestors marking Six-Day War anniversary charge Israeli borders, minefield with Molotov

    06/05/2011 12:31:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    jihad watch | 6/5/11 | Marisol
    When you run into a mine field, there's something that's been known to happen: land mines go off. When scores of people charge at the border of a sovereign nation with Molotov cocktails and an assortment of other arms spotted in the crowd, another thing has been known to happen: the people on the other side of that border recognize a threat to their personal safety as well as their national sovereignty, and try to stop you. Of course, the headline circling the globe at this point is "Israel fires on protestors," plus a casualty estimate. As with the protests,...
  • Hollyworld: Why are Arabs always the bad guys?

    06/05/2011 10:26:22 AM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Global Post ^ | june 5th 2011 | Daniella Cheslow
    Directors and critics in the Middle East are divided about how Hollywood portrays Arabs. JERUSALEM — As he watched the news coverage of the Arab Spring, Palestinian filmmaker George Khleifi wondered what the TV footage might mean to the West. "If 30, 40 or 50 years ago this revolution in Egypt would have taken place, I think maybe not 10 percent of Americans would see it," Khleifi said. "Now with satellite and the internet — there is a revolution and Arabs are not who they thought they were." Khleifi hopes Hollywood will take cues from Tahrir Square to improve its...
  • Quantock: 'Freedom is a powerful word ... millions have given their lives'

    05/31/2011 1:46:08 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 5/31/2011 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (May 31, 2011) — Speaking a day before the funeral of Spc. Bradley Melton in Rolla, who was killed by an improvised explosive device earlier this month while doing route clearance work in Afghanistan as part of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the commander of Fort Leonard Wood told those assembled at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery next to the post that Americans need to use Memorial Day to remember the reason for which servicemembers died. “Freedom is a powerful word. It is one that many people, thousands and thousands and millions have given their...
  • Arab Spring… Egypt Now Has a Nazi Party

    05/26/2011 5:09:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/26/11 | Jim Hoft
    Egyptian protesters carried Mubarak Hitler signs a couple of months ago. Now there’s a Nazi party. Wasn’t Barack Obama just comparing himself to Reagan or Thatcher, or something? He’s more like the anti-Reagan. Where once was a pro-American ally, now there’s a Nazi party. Good grief. The Jerusalem Post reported, via Lucianne: A group of Egyptian political activists have announced plans to set up a local version “of the Nazi party,” an Egyptian newspaper reported on Thursday. Citing a leftist Egyptian news portal, the Al-Masry Al-Youm daily said that “the party’s founding deputy is a former military official,” and that...
  • Vote NO To 1967 Borders

    05/24/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 11 replies
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    I received this email from jewishsouthflroida.com. I don't know how I got on their mailing list. I don't really like them (too left), and I usually delete their stuff without opening any of it. But the title of this one was different; and I think an indication of big political trouble for Obama. When I thought to post this email here I went to the jewishsouthflorida.com to look for an html version I could lift. The site has been hacked by some Islamic Swine. I think some might find the site in this present condition edifying. Below is a reproduction...
  • Gender revolution hits Arab world in 'The Source'

    05/22/2011 8:21:19 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 6 replies
    Maktoob/AP ^ | May 21, 2011 | JENNY BARCHFIELD
    <p>CANNES, France (AP) — In a remote village in North Africa, women use the only weapon they have — sex — and go on a "love strike" that challenges traditional gender roles.</p> <p>Director Radu Mihaileanu says he sees the fictional gender revolt depicted in his new movie "The Source" as crucial to the success of popular uprisings that have toppled dictators in Tunisia and Egypt this year and still smolder across the Arab world.</p>
  • 92 Year-Old Palestinian Arab Woman Who Witnessed the 1929 Hebron Anti-Jewish Pogrom Urges Another

    05/16/2011 11:40:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/16/11 | Andrew G. Bostom
    MEMRI has excerpted a pathognomonic interview of a 92-year-old Palestinian Arab woman who witnessed the murderous 1929 anti-Jewish ethnic cleansing pogrom in Hebron. She openly celebrates the slaughter of the Jews of Hebron as an appropriate paradigm for the present, while being interviewed during her participation in a recent so-called a "Right-of-Return Demonstration." The interview aired on Al Aqsa Palestinian TV and can be viewed here. Extracts are reproduced below: Interviewer: Please tell us who you are. Sara Jaber: I am from Hebron. The Jaber family. Interviewer: What is your name? Sara Jaber: Sara Muhammad 'Awwadh Jaber. Interviewer: How old...
  • Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

    05/15/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 15/5/11 | Aron Heller
    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights -Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth. In a surprising turn of events, hundreds of Palestinians and supporters poured across the Syrian frontier and staged riots, drawing Israeli accusations that Damascus, and its ally Iran, orchestrated the unrest to shift attention from an uprising back home. It was a rare incursion from the usually tightly controlled...
  • Osama bin Laden's death -- What the Arab papers say

    05/08/2011 9:12:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    THE death of Osama bin Laden provoked scenes of jubilation in America. Coming in the middle of the spring, the reaction in the Middle East was mixed. We look at responses to his death in the Arab press. In al-Sharq al-Awsat, a pan-Arab newspaper, Hussein al-Shabakshy comments on the response of the general public and media to Mr bin Laden's death and the consequences for the uprisings in the Arab world: The reaction of the Arab public has been varied. Some refuse to believe he was just killed because—according to them—he was "already dead": how else could his prolonged silence...
  • Al Qaeda’s Popularity Drops In Mideast

    05/02/2011 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 2,2011 | annem040359
    Even in the Arab world, Osama Bin Laden has been considered “passe”. After viewing this video, which I view all of this with both being very guarded yet hopeful, that even what used to be hotbed of support for Al Qaeda and Bin Laden, is at the beginning of the end of Arab and Muslim support for this terrorist group. Could this give not only be the start of “full rejection” even by those whom Al Qaeda counted on for support. Even the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, have weighted in on the taking down of Osama Bin Laden. Only time...
  • Despite Reports of Brutality Toward Civilians, Syria to Join U.N.'s Human Rights Council

    04/27/2011 10:13:33 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2011 | Ben Evansky
    The brutal crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad may finally be getting the attention of world leaders -- but apparently not enough to stop Syria from becoming the newest member of the U.N. Human Rights Council. And despite calling for an independent investigation into the crackdown, which has left hundreds dead, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apparently won’t do much about blocking Syria’s path to the human rights group. "That's not really for the secretary general to suggest to a member state," said Martin Nesirky, a spokesman for the secretary-general, when asked if the U.N. chief would ask Syria to drop...
  • As Arab Spring Turns Violent, Democracy Advocates Face Big Challenges

    04/22/2011 6:49:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 23, 2011 | MATT BRADLEY, MARC CHAMPION, MARGARET COKER, SAM DAGHER, JOE PARKINSON, BILL SPINDLE and ERIK STIER
    An Egyptian protester waved his national flag as tens of thousands gathered for a demonstration at Cairo's Tahrir Square on April 8, 2011. SIDI BOU ZID, Tunisia—Ali Bouazizi, who owns a grocery story at the center of this poor, remote North African town, was ecstatic when protests toppled his nation's dictator in January. These days, he sounds deflated. "This uprising was for what?" he asked in a recent interview. In Tunisia, he said, "the people who have money and the heritage of the old regime aren't giving up control." Mr. Bouazizi is no ordinary bystander to the revolution. He played...
  • Obama slights key Arab ally

    04/17/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/17/11 | MATT NEGRIN & MJ LEE
    President Obama told reporters on Thursday that his meeting with Qatar's emir was cordial and useful, complete with banter about tickets for the 2022 World Cup. But he struck a different tone later that night at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, saying Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani isn’t doing enough to promote democracy in his own country, even as the TV news network he sponsors promotes democracy to the entire region. The diplomatic gaffe was the result of the same “open mic” problem widely reported Friday: Obama thought he was speaking in confidence to Democratic donors, but CBS News’s Mark Knoller...
  • Berlin unwilling to accept refugees

    04/11/2011 9:58:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    Presseurop ^ | 4/11/2011
    "Refugees ought not to come to Germany," announces Die Welt. The position that Berlin is expected to adopt when European interior ministers meet to discuss immigration on 11 April is unlikely to be welcomed by Italy which has called for solidarity in the drive to cope with thousands of immigrants who have recently arrived from North Africa. “Italy’s dirty tricks amount to unacceptable blackmail," remarks the conservative daily, which nonetheless acknowledges that "it is inadmissible that Italy and Malta pay the price for changes that are in all of Europe’s interest." For Die Welt, Europe should come together to invest...
  • Arab League to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza

    04/10/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/10/11 | Staff
    The Arab League on Sunday announced during a special meeting in Cairo that it plans to press the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza amid an escalation in violence in the area, AFP reported. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said he plans to present the proposal to the UN Security Council, the report said. The announcement came as Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday that UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Roberty Serry successfully brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip including Hamas.
  • Caroline Glick: The Way Forward for Israel

    04/02/2011 10:17:43 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | Caroline Glick
    Caroline Glick: The Way Forward for Israel
  • PM(Netanyahu) Warns of Arab Unrest Resulting in Theocratic Regimes

    04/02/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT · by Son House · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/30/2011 | By JPOST STAFF AND HERB KEINON
    In rare interview, Netanyahu answers questions submitted on YouTube; addresses Channel 10 investigation into travel funding, unrest in Syria, Gazan engineer snatched in Ukraine, bringing Gilad Schalit home. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an interview on YouTube on Wednesday, answering questions sent in by audience members worldwide. Netanyahu commented on the ongoing demonstrations in Syria, saying, "We shouldn't worry about democracy in Arab countries." Instead, he explained, "you may receive a theocracy, with an extremist Muslim leadership."
  • Palestinians to Arab leaders: Stop blaming us for unrest

    03/30/2011 8:32:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost.com ^ | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    As Palestinians accused of being behind Arab unrest, they express fear that charges would be used to justify harsh measures against them. Palestinian officials on Wednesday appealed to Arab leaders to stop inciting against them by accusing them of instigating unrest in their countries. The appeal came after the Syrian authorities claimed that Palestinians were behind the recent wave of violence that hit the country.
  • PM warns of Arab unrest resulting in theocratic regimes

    03/30/2011 3:23:02 PM PDT · by Nachum
    jpost.com ^ | 3/30/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF AND HERB KEINON
    In rare interview, Netanyahu answers questions submitted on YouTube; addresses Channel 10 investigation into travel funding, unrest in Syria, Gazan engineer snatched in Ukraine, bringing Gilad Schalit home. Talkbacks (1) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an interview on YouTube on Wednesday, answering questions sent in by audience members worldwide. Netanyahu commented on the ongoing demonstrations in Syria, saying, "We shouldn't worry about democracy in Arab countries." Instead, he explained, "you may receive a theocracy, with an extremist Muslim leadership." "There are some journalists who don't like me, they are not happy that I am prime minister," Netanyahu said, addressing the...
  • Angry Birds and Disney combine to explain Arab uprising

    03/30/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 30, 2011
    Taking a cue from Bugs Bunny knocking Hitler in the head with a mallet, YouTube user Egor Zhgun created a short animated piece based on the recent revolts in the Arab world. The short video, entitled 'Three Big Pigs', uses melodies from Walt Disney's The Three Little Pigs and characters from Angry Birds to re-enact the rebellions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. With the public as the birds in the spoof, the pigs are represented by Tunisian ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak, and Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. After outing the former Tunisian and Egyptian leaders,...
  • Arab newcomers help Dearborn buck population trend

    03/27/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 27, 2011
    The city of Dearborn is nationally known as the home of Ford Motor Co., the Henry Ford museum and one of the country's most concentrated Middle Eastern communities. Now it can boast of bucking a trend that saw Detroit and most other surrounding communities lose population. According to research by the Detroit Arab American Study Team, more than 60 percent of students in Dearborn's public schools are Arab-American. Dearborn is instantly recognizable as a Middle Eastern hub, with its national Arab-American museum and many Arabic-signed businesses and mosques. One Islamic house of worship in the city -- strategically built near...
  • Unorthodox links to the internet Signalling dissent

    03/25/2011 11:22:57 AM PDT · by swarthyguy · 48 replies
    Economist ^ | March 25 2011
    WITH a tin can, some copper wire and a few dollars’ worth of nuts, bolts and other hardware, a do-it-yourselfer can build a makeshift directional antenna. A mobile phone, souped-up with such an antenna, can talk to a network tower that is dozens of kilometres beyond its normal range (about 5km, or 3 miles). As Gregory Rehm, the author of an online assembly guide for such things, puts it, homemade antennae are “as cool as the other side of the pillow on a hot night”. Of late, however, such antennae have proved much more than simply cool. According to Jeff...
  • Now The Hate Will Fall Upon the Christians

    03/21/2011 2:55:27 AM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/21/11 | Tancred
    Now The Hate Will Fall Upon the Christians Editor: while NPR and various news organs like the Crescent News Network and the Obama administration were celebrating the Arab Revolt, many others who were more aware of previous Arab uprisings were not so enthusiastic. As the Coptic Pope has aligned himself against the Egyptian Pseudo-Revolution, all had joined the uproar about him. Now no one is apologizing to the man. In Egypt, the tensions between Muslims and Christians are growing day to day. This was from the website 'unzensuriert.at' on March 13th.
  • Genocide in Israel

    03/19/2011 6:23:38 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    As Meotti tells me, “Those who profess to deplore violence on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian equation have remained relatively silent on the slaughtering of this Israeli family. No words of condemnation about the killing of these innocents have been heard from the human-rights groups, the same faction that is so quick to vilify Israel for defending itself from terrorist attacks, especially when Palestinian citizens lose their lives during a retaliatory foray by Israel. There is no other conclusion to draw: When the deaths of Jewish innocents go unmourned and unacknowledged, it is because Jewish lives do not count. Where’s...
  • KUHNER: Arab revolts spread to Europe

    03/13/2011 11:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 3/13/11 | By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. For weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been assembling almost daily in the capital, Zagreb, and across other cities in this country of 4.4 million. They are demanding that the government step down and call snap elections. The situation is volatile - and could turn violent. The protests should come as no surprise. Croatia is on the...
  • Hate Crime or Publicity Stunt in Fairfield,Iowa Beating?

    03/08/2011 10:15:06 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Mar. 8th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    It isn't clear from the Des Moines Register article where Alshaibi's wife was during the beat down. He can't remember what house he was in. His excuse for barging into someone else's house is that he wanted to "get to know" his neighbors. If he himself was drinking, how drunk was he? Did he purposely get the 4 men riled? Did he give a description of the attackers to police? The article also said that he was treated at the scene for minor injuries, followed up by tests at a hospital on Sunday. He was allegedly found in a parking...
  • Must Read: Arab Communists Meet - Plan Major Changes for Middle East

    03/06/2011 8:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | March 07, 2011 | Trevor Loudon
    Representatives of several  Arab communist parties met in Beirut on the 18th and 19th of February  in an Arab Left Forum meeting  organized by the Lebanese Communist Party. Arab Left Forum, February 2011 The urgent meeting was called to coordinate communist response to the wave of revolutions sweeping much of the Arab World. If successfully implemented, the decisions laid out at this meeting, will affect not just the Middle East, but the entire planet. Some excerpts from the statement issued by the Exceptional Meeting of the Arab Left Forum, with emphasis added. These two revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have...
  • Obama Awards His Arab Islamic Oil Sheik Buddies with Skyrocketing Gasoline Prices

    02/23/2011 1:29:36 PM PST · by xzins · 16 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 23 Feb 11 | Xzins
    Dear King, How do you think this will work, Your Majesty? To get oil prices skyrocketing I’ll comment on Egypt and Mubarak and make it seem like chaos…even depose the old boy. Then we can get people worrying about the Suez and whether oil will flow. After that we’ll turn our attention to Libya. Can’t stand that doofus Khadafy, anyway. And if I let Libya descend into chaos without comment, then our mutual friend’s speculators will throw their money at higher futures. They can say they’re worried about Libyan high grade oil. And you and the glorious realm of Mecca...
  • Egypt: A Failed State in 3 Easy Numbers

    02/19/2011 8:20:00 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 10 replies
    Voice of Reason ^ | February 19, 2011 | Texas Peartree
    Many Westerners were happy to see the "People Power" of Egypt stand up and demand democracy. No right thinking person can support a 30-year kleptocracy, the rule by thieves. The increased usage of social media made many believe that the Egyptians are just like us. After all, we email each other to discuss politics. We use LinkedIn to stay in touch with former co-workers. We use Twitter to tell people what kind of muffin we bought for breakfast. Most comparatively, we use Facebook to share our interests, and organize and publish our lives. So Egyptians are just like us, right?...
  • The Obama Backstabbing Continues….Supports UN Statement Rebuking Israel

    02/16/2011 6:31:14 PM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-11 | Curt
    Obama's move away from an important ally is now almost complete: The U.S. has informed Arab governments that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal. The move by the Obama administration appears calculated to avoid having to cast its first ever veto in the U.N. Security council by joining others in the council in sending a strong message to Israel to stop its continued construction...
  • Latino Arab American Advisory Committee civil rights training, on Feb. 19

    02/16/2011 2:31:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    News Santa Ana ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | LULAC
    Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Civil Rights Training February 19, 2011 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. UCI-Social Sciences Plaza B Room: SSPB 1208 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92617 Parking: http://www.uci.edu/campus_maps.php Moderator: * Ray Cordova, South County Labor Chair Introduction: * Rima Nashashibi and Benny Diaz, Co-Chairs, Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Featuring: * Richard Sambrano, Civil Rights Co-Chair, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Retired Prosecutor * Sergeant Mike Abdeen, Los Angeles County Sherriff, Muslim Community Affairs Closing: * Thomas Gonzales, California LULAC Civil Rights Chair, LAAAC Member More information: Benny Diaz, CA LULAC State Director, bennydiaz@sbcglobal.net, (714) 357-4328...
  • The Collapse of Arab Civilization?

    02/13/2011 8:35:02 AM PST · by kingattax · 89 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2011 | Michael Fraley
    Five years ago, Lt. Col James G. Lacey published the article "The Impending Collapse of Arab Civilization" in The Naval Institute: Proceedings." He disputed the conclusions of two books which have particularly influenced recent foreign policy and grand strategy: The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis, and The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington. In his article, he stated: A more accurate understanding of events leads to the conclusion that Arab, not Muslim, civilization is in a state of collapse, and it just happens that most Arabs are...
  • TRIBES USE REGIONAL UNREST TO PRESSURE JORDAN’S KING

    02/11/2011 11:24:38 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    AFPC Eurasia Security Watch ^ | 2/11/2011 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    The early weeks of 2011 have been marked by a surge of protests in the Middle East and North Africa have now overturned two longstanding autocratic regimes, in Tunisia and Egypt. However, the wave of democratic protests have not been contained to the Maghreb, even if the entrenched regimes of the Gulf and Levant do not appear under immediate threat. One country being watched very closely by Washington is Jordan, which ranks as one of America’s staunchest allies in the region. Jordan looked an unlikely target for the kind of social unrest found elsewhere in the region, with a more...
  • Forget the Facebook idealists. It's the Brotherhood we should fear

    02/10/2011 9:31:15 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | By Richard Pendlebury | By Richard Pendlebury
    For an organisation that claims a following of millions and is feared by most Arab leaders – and many in the West – it is a very discreet HQ. My path there takes me up the cramped and dusty staircase of an apartment block overlooking the Nile in the Giza district of Cairo. Only a small sticker, which someone has tried to tear off, tells me that I am in the right place.