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  • The History and Meaning Of "Palestine" and "Palestinians"

    04/05/2002 8:28:06 AM PST · by samtheman · 45 replies · 17,530+ views
    Eretz Yisroel.org ^ | 2001 | Joseph E. Katz
    The History and Meaning Of "Palestine" and "Palestinians""There is no such thing as a Palestinian Arab nation . . . Palestine is a name the Romans gave to Eretz Yisrael with the express purpose of infuriating the Jews . . . . Why should we use the spiteful name meant to humiliate us? "The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity."--- Golda Meir quoted by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, 25 November...
  • No, the West Did Not 'Demonize' Muhammad as PR for the Crusades

    12/21/2017 8:03:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    To understand any phenomenon, its roots must first be understood. Unfortunately, not only do all discussions on the conflict between Islam and the West tend to be limited to the modern era, but when the past, the origins, are alluded to, the antithesis of reality is proffered. We hear that the West -- itself an anachronism for Europe, or better yet, Christendom -- began the conflict by intentionally demonizing otherwise peaceful and tolerant Muslims and their prophet in order to justify their “colonial” aspirations in the East, which supposedly began with the Crusades. Bestselling author on Islam and Christianity Karen...
  • Peter I Made Terrible Mistake in Abolishing Patriarchate—Head of Romanov Dynasty

    11/25/2017 6:47:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 10/20/17
    The 1917 restoration of the patriarchate helped the Russian Orthodox Church overcome persecution, the head of the Russian Imperial House Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna believes. As the head of chancellery of the royal house Alexander Zakatov reported to Interfax-Religion on Saturday, Her Royal Highness, speaking at a festive meal in the cathedral of Donskoy Monastery, stated that “the restoration of the Russian patriarchate has been a beacon of light in that dark time of revolutionary turmoil and civil strife.” The grand duchess was also present at the Divine Liturgy before the meal, celebrating the centenary of St. Tikhon’s election as...
  • Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1891

    11/15/2017 7:43:12 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2017 | VA Viper
    November 15 is the anniversary of the birth of legendary German general Field Marshall Erwin (Johannes Eugen) Rommel (1891-1944), who became known as Der Wüstenfuchs ("the Desert Fox") as commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II. Born in Württemberg the son of a schoolmaster, Rommel joined the Imperial German Army in 1910 and served in France, Italy, and Romania during World War I, receiving the highest decorations for bravery. Between the wars, he rose steadily in the army hierarchy, becoming well known as a military educator and writer of textbooks during the early Nazi years. At the time...
  • A Bloody 100th Birthday for the Russian Revolution

    10/19/2017 9:57:06 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Stream ^ | 10-19-17 | John Zmirak
    On November 7 the world will mark a grim anniversary: One hundred years since the small but devout faction of Marxists called the Bolsheviks lost a popular election. It was the last one Russia would see for 70 years. Instead of accepting the peopleÂ’s will, the Bolsheviks overthrew that countryÂ’s fledgling provisional government. That revolution unleashed a nightmare: a vicious civil war, the mass killing of clergy and religious believers, the slaughter of businessmen and landlords, and the building of concentration camps, 20 years before Hitler. In a single day, the Bolsheviks were known to boast, they killed more dissidents...
  • Christopher Columbus: His Influence On A Brave New World Should Be Celebrated

    10/15/2017 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    The usual suspects have discovered that Christopher Columbus was no 21st century liberal. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone since he lived in a time of empires, slavery, monarchies, and ignorance. But he rose above his time and literally united the world. Without him there would be no America, no us. Today few, if any historical figures are exempt from attack. Even America’s founders are denounced as racists and misogynists. Nor do foreigners enjoy immunity from criticism. Another Columbus Day, another opportunity for angry leftists to denounce Western imperialism, colonialism, and more. Christopher Columbus was a man of his age,...
  • Here’s What “Indigenous Peoples” Did to People They Didn’t Like… It’s Graphic

    10/12/2017 2:58:32 PM PDT · by plain talk · 90 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 9, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    The indigenous peoples who populated the New World prior to the arrival of Europeans were arguably even worse than the hated white men who eventually conquered them, in terms of civility and wanton violence toward their enemies. Indeed, far from things like slavery and genocide being introduced to the continent by Columbus and his successors, such acts of atrocity were already occurring widely among the various warring tribes of natives, who routinely enslaved, tortured, ritualistically slaughtered and even feasted upon their defeated enemies. That’s right — many indigenous peoples practiced cannibalism upon those they had conquered and oppressed. Is that...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Killing Columbus and never learning your history

    10/09/2017 11:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard,
    In Los Angeles County, the holiday of Columbus Day will soon vanish. The Board of Supervisors has replaced it with "Indigenous People's Day." The reason: Christopher Columbus was "oppressive." Kind of like the traffic in LA. The hate-Columbus movement is led by a woman named >Sheila Kuehl, who once upon a time played Zelda Gilroy in the classic 1960s sitcom Dobie Gillis. It is hard to imagine Zelda, Dobie and their pal Maynard G. Krebs protesting the great explorer back then but, hey, who knows? One thing is for sure, the wave of political correctness that has taken root in...
  • The Truth About Columbus

    10/09/2017 6:20:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Stream ^ | 10/8/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    Is this the last time we can celebrate Columbus Day?A wave of cities have decided to remove the holiday from the calendar and replace it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer credited with discovering America, and his legacy are under attack figuratively and, increasingly, literally.Several Columbus monuments have been attacked and vandalized around the country. The towering Columbus statue at Columbus Circle in New York City now needs 24-hour guards after Mayor Bill de Blasio put it on the list of a commission to review “offensive” memorials.And according to Far Left Watch, a watchdog organization, Antifa and other left-wing...
  • Columbus descendant pens op-ed defending Columbus legacy

    10/09/2017 8:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 10/09/2017 | BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    A descendant of Christopher Columbus penned an op-ed published Monday defending Columbus's legacy. In the op-ed published in USA Today — titled "Hey America, my ancestor didn't cause your failings" — Christopher Columbus XX wrote that history has some "truly evil people," but his ancestor is "not one of them." "Most often, history is not made up of perfect people and evil ones, but of complex people who must be understood in context," he wrote. "What is happening at the hands of Columbus’ detractors is political, not historical. As his direct descendant and namesake, I should know." "What is happening...
  • NOTE: Anniv. of the Bolshevik revolution on Nov 7th 2017. Sat. Nov 4th Antifa planned activity.

    10/02/2017 10:21:33 AM PDT · by johnk · 6 replies
    www.thenewamerican.com ^ | 09/30/2017 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The communists in the Antifa crowd are planning to begin a revolution in America on Saturday, November 4 — almost exactly 100 years after the Bolshevik Revolution that took Russia out of the frying pan of Tsarist rule and into the fire of communist totalitarianism. While some see Antifa activists as the modern heroes of anti-Fascism — fighting against racism, sexism, and a litany of other “isms” — and others see them merely as the snowflake crowd of spoiled brats demanding free everything, the reality is that Antifa is one tool in the communists' toolbox to bring America to her...
  • French Revolution Attacking the American Revolution

    08/10/2017 8:15:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2017 | Wesley J. Smith
    French Revolution Attacking the American Revolution The Google firing confirms a working hypothesis I have been pondering recently. The French Revolution is attacking the American Revolution. The American Revolution was sparked by the Enlightenment, Judeo/Christian moral beliefs, mixed with Greek and Roman philosophy and political theories. At its best, the American Revolution promotes universal human equality–a work still in progress–individual freedom, freedom of thought and speech, the rule of law, etc.. The French Revolution, in contrast, is Utopian, collectivist, authoritarian, intolerant, and punitive. It is anti-religion generally and anti-Christianity specifically. It accepts the belief that the ends justify the means....
  • How the British left condoned the murder of millions

    06/25/2017 8:11:11 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 14 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 6/24/2017 | James Bartholomew
    In the 1930s and 1940s leading left-wingers went mad for Bolshevism, oblivious to Stalin’s notorious purges- snip -Appalled, Udy changed the subject of his book to a study of the way that prominent members of the Labour party and famous left-wing activists persistently turned a blind eye to all the terror, famines and mass murders perpetrated by the Soviet Union — one of the greatest of crimes against humanity. The influential legends of the left he indicts include Sidney and Beatrice Webb. They were leading members of the Fabian Society and founders of the London School of Economics. They are...
  • Memorial Day and the conquest of Constantinople

    05/29/2017 5:23:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/29/17 | Robert Spencer
    As we remember, with a debt of gratitude we can never repay, those who have died to keep us free, let us also remember what the consequences will be if we lose this great defense against jihad that the free world isn’t even seriously fighting.Today is May 29, the anniversary of the Muslim conquest of Constantinople, which took place on May 29, 1453.It is useful, in our comfortable complacency and general lack of any historical memory at all, and overarching concern to avoid “Islamophobia,” to recall what happened when the Muslims entered the great city.Historian Steven Runciman notes that the...
  • An earlier battle in the clash of civilizations - May 29, 1453: the fall of Constantinople.

    05/29/2017 6:27:34 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 14 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/29/2017 | Harpygoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to an Ottoman army under the 21-year-old Sultan Mehmet II after a siege of seven weeks. The last Byzantine emperor, Constantine XI Paliailogos, died in the final defense of the city, and the ensuing orgy of pillage and massacre brought the eastern Roman empire to a decisive end. Founded as Byzantium in the 7th century B.C. by Greek colonists from Megara, Constantinople (now Istanbul) sits at the junction of the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus, which leads to the Black Sea, about 15 miles to the northeast. This...
  • China Plans $1 Trillion New ‘Silk Road’: Aims to re-create Marco Polo's ancient trade route

    05/12/2017 6:42:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/12/2017
    BEIJING — China is aiming to re-create Marco Polo's ancient "Silk Road" that connected Europe to Asia. But instead of the camels and caravans that transported spices and silk hundreds of years ago, a $1.4 trillion network of modern trading routes would be built. On Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will host 28 heads of state at the opening of a two-day summit focusing on the so-called "Belt and Road" initiative. Analysts suggest the project could shift the center of global economy and challenge the U.S.-led world order. Beijing hopes the gathering will rally international support for the plan. Xi's...
  • How Mao Radicalized Peasants to Kill Landlords

    03/22/2017 9:27:46 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    The word for today is “classicide,” which means “extermination of a class” rather than ethnicity, race, or religion. The term is aptly applied to an unknown, under-reported period in Chinese history that started in the late 1940s and ended in the early 1950s. Right before Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong took power, a Mao associate in 1948 proclaimed the Communist Party’s intent: “30,000,000 landlords and rich peasants will have to be destroyed.” Mao, unlike the Soviets—who used NKVB/KGB forces to carry out political persecutions—mobilized the Chinese peasantry itself to kill landlords and other perceived privileged classes. It came in...
  • Ides of March -- 100th Anniversary of Tsar Nicholas II's Forced Abdication

    03/15/2017 10:45:07 AM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    RogueMoney.com ^ | March 14, 2017 | James Russia Analyst
    On this subject, the Russia Analyst has republished an article from an Orthodox Christian priest writing for the (now defunct?) site Orthodox England, reproduced from Pravmir.com below. The Russia Analyst will have much more to write soon regarding the truth of what renegade Hoover Institution historian Anthony Sutton recognized as the Wall Street and City of London funded Bolshevik Revolution -- which was a necessary condition for the dialectical/occultist driven Third Reich, also funded by the City and Wall Street, in Germany. The goal, as LaRouche movement historian and RogueMoney regular guest Harley Schlanger has stated, to have the Germans...
  • 3,000 years ago, it ruled the Mideast, now blown to pieces

    12/31/2016 9:21:11 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 12/31/2016 | LORI HINNANT
    The chilly December wind whipped rain across the strewn wreckage of a city that, nearly 3,000 years ago, ruled almost the entire Middle East. Rivulets of water ran through the dirt, washing away chunks of ancient stone. The city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is in pieces, victim of the Islamic State group's fervor to erase history. The remains of its palaces and temples, once lined in brilliant reliefs of gods and kings, have been blown up. The statues of winged bulls that once guarded the site are hacked to bits. Its towering ziggurat, or step pyramid, has been bulldozed.
  • How Genghis Khan Defeated Islam and saved the world

    12/11/2016 9:27:54 AM PST · by mainestategop · 46 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT76sy9RSf0 One of history's biggest butchers butchering histories biggest butchers, Muslims. The only way to deal with evil nazis like Muslims is fear. That's all they respect. Chalk up killing Khan's emisaries with one of Islam's biggest mistakes along with attacking america on 9/11 and attacking Malta.