After suffering centuries of violent oppression at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, a patriotic Greek organization has threatened to respond with a massive show of force if Muslims attempt to construct a mosque in Athens, as reported by the Macedonian International News Agency.
“We are not at war with Islam,” the president has said. Make that “the presidents (plural) have said.” George W. Bush was as clear and unequivocating as Barack Obama in distinguishing between terrorism and the religion of Islam.
But at least Bush understood that his first obligation was to do whatever it took to keep Americans safe from further 911s.
In March of this year, during his Mideast charm offensive, Barack Obama declared that Israel has “no greater friend” than America. Maybe he meant “fiend.”
On Tuesday, a report presented to Congress by Jerusalem-based watchdog NGO Monitor showed that several NGOs (“non-government organizations”) in the region that receive U.S. tax dollars are hostile toward Israel and the peace process.
Keeping alive the long history between National Socialism and Jihaddist Islam, the twisted cross of Nazism is flying high and proud over a heavily Arab-Muslim town south of Jerusalem today.
In the West Bank town of Beit Omar, an over-sized red, white, and black swastika-emblazoned flag of the Third Reich was reportedly clearly visible to Israeli residents living in the southern outskirts and suburbs of Jerusalem, especially the Jewish town of Gush Etzion.
The centuries-old flag of England has been rejected by a local town council on the grounds that its design — a red cross on a white field — might be “inappropriate” and “offensive” to Muslims.
According to the Bristol Post, the town of Radstock in Southwest England has elected to pass on purchasing a new flag of England, correctly known as The St. George’s Cross.
Councillor Eleanor Jackson, a university lecturer and teacher, said the English flag’s used by troops during the Crusades raised the possibility it might offend some.
During today’s House Ways and Means Committee hearings on the ever-growing Internal Revenue Service scandal, it was revealed that the IRS demanded that an Iowa pro-life group surrender the content of its prayers.
Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock asked the still-serving Acting Commissioner Steven Miller specifically about the Iowa-based Campaign for Life of Iowa letter from the IRS 2009:
To hear liberals in the media express shock, however belatedly, at how “gruesome” and “grisly” were the murders of newborns by “Doctor” Kermit Gosnell following botched, third-trimester abortions, one would think that your average run of the mill abortion more resembled the merciful deaths of convicted murderers by lethal injection, if not a manicure.
Have pressure cookers become the new underwear or shoe bomb? It’s beginning to look like it. Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Monday with a pressure cooker in his possession. This household aid, you may recall, was a key component in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.
But the pressure cooker was not the only clue to the likelihood the man was not in the country to make stew. The Detroit News notes:
Controversial fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his post as creative director at Christian Dior in 2011 following an anti-Semitic rant, will not be teaching a workshop at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City after all, the school announced today. But it won’t be because Jewish students sounded off in opposition to remarks Galliano had made that led to his ouster from the Paris design firm, which included, “I love Hitler. Your forefathers would be [expletive] gassed, and [expletive] dead.”
Here’s a great example of tolerance and diversity. According to a new documentary, some 35% of Muslims living in Germany have more than one wife – and typically the German state supports them.
The second or third wife simply tells the German authorities that she is a single mother – and that’s all it takes. Officials may suspect they’re being snookered, but since Islamic marriages aren’t registered in the German civil system, they have no way to check.