Of course they did. It’s Barack Obama’s official foreign policy! …
By Barak Ravid – “For months before the most recent attacks on U.S. embassies in North African states, Foreign Ministry and U.S. State Department officials had been arguing over developments in these countries. Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt.
The Obama administration, which since the beginning of the Arab Spring has aided, directly or indirectly, the forces that brought down the dictatorial regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Lybia, now finds itself in a position of helplessness. The attack on the consulate in Benghazi, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed, and the storming of the U.S. embassies in Tunis, Sanaa and Cairo, proved the great hostility to the United States and the unwillingness of these country’s new leaders to challenge domestic public opinion.
Senior Foreign Ministry officials say their conversations with their Washington counterparts have focused on what Jerusalem terms ‘radicalizing trends’ against not only Israel but also against the United States and the West in general.
One of the most recent such meetings took place a week ago, during a visit to Jerusalem by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, A. Elizabeth Jones.
‘The Americans were constantly trying to supply explanations and excuses for events in the post-revolution Arab states, and simply ignored the problems,’ one senior Israeli official said, adding, ‘In practice the administration’s ability to affect events in the Arab world has decreased immensely.’
The Foreign Ministry official presented the example of Tunisia, which was expected to be moderate despite the rise to power of the Muslim Brotherhood.” Read more.
Flashback: Barack Obama’s Government Agrees: The Dhimmi (Non-Muslim) is Forbidden to Read the Qur’an – “If you are a student of Islam, then you might have gathered that Islam has a doctrine of eternal hatred of Kafirs and their civilization. A student of Islam might also gather that after a 1400 year history of hostilities, murder, rape and enslavement that Islam was at war with us. But, the White House, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, FBI and CIA have informed us that this is not the case.” Read more.
Flashback: Obama Administration Silent While Saudi Grand Mufti Targets Christianity, ‘Ignores These Types Of Provocations At Its Peril’ – “If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening.” Read more.
Flashback: Obama’s Christian Problem – White House Overlooks Christian Persecution While Pandering to Islam – “The Obama administration has been obsessed with Muslim outreach and recently tried to mend fences with the Jewish community. Given the state of the world, however, the White House ought to be focused on helping the world’s oppressed Christians. The United States has been wary to intervene in matters affecting Christians in the Middle East for fear of validating terrorist narratives that the West is engaged in a new crusade against Islam. The result of this passive policy has been to allow Islamic extremists increasingly to dominate the debate, often with tragic consequences.” Read more.
‘Darkness’, ‘Uncivilized’, ‘Misogyny’, ‘Barbarity’: It’s Long Past Time We Had An Honest Conversation About Islam
Just get ready to be called a bigoted Islamophobic racist by the lobotomised left when you do …
By Rob Taylor, RedState – “For the last few days we’ve seen the blame for the escalating violence in the Middle East assigned to everything from a fake movie trailer that most of the rioters have never seen and will never see to Western powers finally putting a stop to the ongoing Islamist run genocide in the Sudan. No one has yet placed the blame for this round of mayhem where it truly belongs and that is with Islam itself.
I am purposefully not using the made up terms ‘Islamism’ or ‘Islamo-fascism’ or any other word designed to give the impression that Islamic militants are some sort of blasphemous cult working in secret enclaves hidden from the innocent, peaceful Muslims of the world. The truth is that it is the moderate Muslims who wish to live in peace with the rest of the world that must hide themselves in Islamic cultures for their own safety. We have sat back and watched for decades while ‘moderate’ Muslims – those who the West pins the hope of peace upon – have been marginalized and in many cases exterminated while treacherous, barbarous warmongers have taken control of almost every Muslim country in the world and Muslim communities within the Western world.
How does that happen? Only when we accept that there is something fundamentally wrong with mainstream Islamic theology and culture can we understand why ‘radicals’ are empowered by it. Islam has never undergone a Reformation and the Islamic world has never had an Enlightenment, but we continue to interact with the Islamic world as if both those things have happened. We act as if the average Muslim on the streets of Cairo or Tripoli has the same reverence for freedom and individual rights as the rest of us. But this simply isn’t true.
No other religion or cultural group reacts with such uniform and savage violence to even mild criticism. No group demands the right to insult, demean and destroy other cultures without consequence the way the Muslim world does. Let’s pretend for a minute that the Islam apologists are right and that this current madness was all caused by a YouTube video. Why would we accept that kind of behavior from Muslims?
Arab Muslim television and media routinely depict Jews drinking the blood of children and stealing their organs. Have Jews taken to the streets worldwide to besiege the embassies of Muslim countries and murder their diplomats?
Armada Of Naval Power From 25 Nations Massing On The Strait Of Hormuz As Israel Prepares Possible Iranian Strike
By Sean Rayment, The Telegraph – “Battleships, aircraft carriers, minesweepers and submarines from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.
Western leaders are convinced that Iran will retaliate to any attack by attempting to mine or blockade the shipping lane through which passes around 18 million barrels of oil every day, approximately 35 per cent of the world’s petroleum traded by sea.
A blockade would have a catastrophic effect on the fragile economies of Britain, Europe the United States and Japan, all of which rely heavily on oil and gas supplies from the Gulf.
The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world’s most congested international waterways. It is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point and is bordered by the Iranian coast to the north and the United Arab Emirates to the south.
In preparation for any pre-emptive or retaliatory action by Iran, warships from more than 25 countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, will today begin an annual 12-day exercise.
The war games are the largest ever undertaken in the region.
They will practise tactics in how to breach an Iranian blockade of the strait and the force will also undertake counter-mining drills.
The multi-national naval force in the Gulf includes three US Nimitz class carrier groups, each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force.
The carriers are supported by at least 12 battleships, including ballistic missile cruisers, frigates, destroyers and assault ships carrying thousand of US Marines and special forces.
The British component consists of four British minesweepers and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay, a logistics vessel. HMS Diamond, a brand-new £1billion Type 45 destroyer, one of the most powerful ships in the British fleet, will also be operating in the region.
In addition, commanders will also simulate destroying Iranian combat jets, ships and coastal missile batteries.
In the event of war, the main threat to the multi-national force will come from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps navy, which is expected to adopt an ‘access-denial’ strategy in the wake of an attack, by directly targeting US warships, attacking merchant shipping and mining vital maritime chokepoints in the Persian Gulf.” Read more.
Virginia: A ‘Deepening Commitment To His Religion’ Leads Muslim Man To Plan Bombing Of US Capitol Building
Maybe the great Communicator-In-Chief hasn’t done enough to communicate to the Muslim world that he really does understand their point of view …
WTAQ – “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge sentenced a Moroccan man to 30 years in prison on Friday after he was caught in an FBI sting operation planning to detonate a bomb in the U.S. Capitol building, prosecutors said.
Amine El Khalifi, 29, an illegal immigrant who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced after pleading guilty in June to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
He faced a maximum sentence under the law of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to 25 to 30 years as part of a plea deal.
‘The sentence in this case must be a beacon to those would seek to commit such attacks that, when caught and prosecuted, they will be sentenced to decades,’ prosecutors for the U.S. Justice Department said in court papers before the sentencing.
U.S. District Judge James Cacheris imposed the sentence in federal court in Alexandria…
He moved to the Washington area in 2000 and held a variety of jobs, including retail clothing sales in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood, his lawyers said. A nightclub argument in 2007 resulted in his conviction on misdemeanor criminal charges, an incident that led to a deepening commitment to his religion, Islam, they said.
In conversations with FBI agents who said they were from al Qaeda, El Khalifi talked about wanting to bomb U.S. military targets on behalf of God, prosecutors said. He changed his mind and focused on the Capitol building, seat of the U.S. Congress and a popular tourist attraction.” Read more.
Illinois: Muslim Teen Obsessed With Violent Jihad And Killing Americans Charged With Trying To Blow Up Chicago Bar
Let’s not be Islamophobic, folks. It was all intended for peaceful purposes …
Investigators have identified the suspect as Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from of Hillside, Ill., a Chicago suburb.
Gary S. Shapiro, acting U.S. attorney for the northern district of Illinois, and other officials said Daoud arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists gave him with a phony car bomb.
Daoud is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive, according to court documents.
However, the explosives that Daoud allegedly attempted to detonate posed no threat to the public.
‘They were inert and had been supplied by undercover law enforcement personnel,’ Shapiro said.
A hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon in a federal court in Chicago.
Federal prosecutors say the FBI began monitoring Daoud after he posted material online about violent jihad and the killing of Americans.” Read more.
Tennessee: Nashville Muslim Woman Makes Terrorist Threats Against Co-Workers, ‘All Unbelievers Should Die’ – “A Nashville woman was charged with attempted terrorism Friday … According to a release from Metro police, Abdullahi told the employee that ‘her people were dying for Allah every day; that she was ready to die for Allah; that this whole country will be Muslim soon; that this country is full of non-believers and that this place (her work place) is full of non-believers; that all unbelievers should die; that her life starts after death; that her life is not here, nobody pays attention to her and she should pick up a gun and shoot all these people.’” Read more.
California: San Jose Imam Arrested With Hezbollah Terror Cell In Mexico – “The SABA Mosque maintains it reaches out to the non-Shiite and non-Muslim community for interfaith dialog but undercover recordings and even the mosque’s own website have shown preaching against Jews and Christians is done within the mosque’s walls. Despite this, the SABA Mosque is still enjoying political assistance from politicians like Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives Mike Honda, who is scheduled to appear at the Mosque for a gathering on September 15 …” Read more.
By Daniel Greenfield – “Isn’t it wonderful how Islam bridges nations and cultures. Yesterday Copts were being persecuted in Egypt, today they’re in danger in California. That’s just one of the ways that Islam keeps enriching our lives.
Local law enforcement authorities are stepping up patrols around Coptic Christian houses of worship to deter those who might target them because the producer of an anti-Muslim movie that sparked unrest in the Middle East has ties to the religion.
And unlike Muslims, who whine after every Muslim terrorist attack that they now have to live in fear, American Copts have justifiable reasons to be afraid of violence.
Saad says Coptic migration increased after the 1967 war with Israel, and in the 1970s when Anwar Sadat ruled Egypt. The period saw a rise of fundamentalist Islam, culminating in Sadat’s assassination in 1981. His successor, Hosni Mubarak, clamped down on Islamists, and Egypt’s approximately 8.5 million Copts were relatively safe during the next three decades — though the community did face violence and pressure. But ever since the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, and the subsequent rise of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood as a political force, there has been a steady increase in Coptic emigration to the U.S. and elsewhere.
“Numbers have greatly increased over the past 18 months since the so-called Arab Spring,” Saad said. “We are seeing tens of families in every church every month.”
Jews are also afraid, even though Sam Bacile, who falsely claimed to be Jewish, was not Jewish at all.
The Wiesenthal Center, which regularly denounces anti-Semitic activities around the world as it documents the Holocaust and hunts down Nazi war criminals, urged the media to avoid casting the video as an Israeli or Jewish product.
“We need media to ensure that this film does not become another blood libel against world Jewry,” it said.
Too late.” Source – FrontPageMag.com.
US Federal Authorities Tells Muslim World: A Coptic Christian Is Responsible For Anti-Mohammed Film – “This disclosure by federal authorities, even if true, is the epitome of reckless stupidity. To disclose the creator as a ‘Coptic Christian’ during a time in which the Coptic community in Egypt is struggling for their very existence is akin to reinforcing the Nazi conviction in 1939 that the Jews were responsible for all of Germany’s misfortunes. And we all know what then happened to Jews …” Read more.
By Michael, The American Dream – “Ready or not, QE3 is here, and the long-term effects of this reckless money printing by the Federal Reserve are going to be absolutely nightmarish. The Federal Reserve is hoping that buying $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities per month will spur more lending and more economic activity. But that didn’t happen with either QE1 or QE2. Both times the banks just sat on most of the extra money. As I pointed out the other day, U.S. banks are already sitting on $1.6 trillion in excess reserves. So will pumping them up with more cash suddenly make them decide to start lending? Of course not. In addition, QE3 is not likely to produce many additional jobs. As I showed in a previous article, the employment level did not jump up as a result of either QE1 or QE2. So why will this time be different? But what did happen under both QE1 and QE2 is that a lot of the money ended up pumping up the financial markets. So once again we should see stock prices go up (at least in the short-term) and commodities such as gold, silver, food and oil should also rise. But that also means that average American families will be paying more for the basic necessities that they buy on a regular basis. The most dangerous aspect of QE3, however, is what it is going to do to the U.S. dollar. Most of the rest of the world uses the U.S. dollar to conduct international trade, and by choosing to recklessly print money Ben Bernanke is severely damaging international confidence in our currency. If at some point the rest of the world rejects the dollar and no longer wants to use it as a reserve currency we are going to be facing a crisis unlike anything we have ever seen before. The real debate about QE3 should not be about whether or not it will help the economy a little bit in the short-term. Rather, everyone should be talking about the long-term implications and about how QE3 is going to accelerate the destruction of the dollar.
The following are 10 shocking quotes about what QE3 is going to do to America…. Read more…