Sunday, October 12, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Vids x 5
Krauthammer's Take: The Secret Service Is 'Absolutely Out of Control' -- And That's No Surprise
Underestimating ISIS: Once Again, Obama Passes The Buck
Obama: "Wherever I See Folks, They Always Say... You're So Great"
Obama Was Warned Repeatedly About Consequences of Withdrawal from Iraq
The Glazov Gang-Mark Tapson on “Winning the Culture War”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Index finger symbol
a web comment-
The Islamic State militants, known as ISIS, are now using a single, raised index finger as the symbol of their cause. It’s a well-known sign of power and victory around the world, but for ISIS, it has a more sinister meaning.
Nathaniel Zelinsky writes in Foreign Affairs that the gesture refers to the tawhid,"the belief in the oneness of God and a key component of the Muslim religion." More specifically, though, it refers to their fundamentalist interpretation of the tawhid, which rejects any other view, including other Islamic interpretations, as idolatry. Zelinsky writes that when ISIS uses the gesture, it is affirming an ideology that demands the destruction of the West, as well as any form of pluralism. For potential recruits around the globe, it also shows their belief that they will dominate the world. http://www.pri.org/stories/201...
Sep 26, 2014 | Robert Spencer
The Oklahoma beheader’s Muslim name is Jah’Keem Yisrael. His Facebook page (thanks to Pamela Geller) is all about Islam. It is not only full of Qur’anic and moral exhortations, but also several pictures of Yisrael at a local mosque. Watch for mosque officials to say they hardly knew him and to complain about “Islamophobia” and […]
Memo to ABC: you can’t negotiate with someone determined to kill you
Herald- Sun/Andrew BoltBut from 7.30 last night:
LEIGH SALES: ...(H)ow will you have a two-state solution if you’re not prepared to negotiate with Hamas?
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Well, I don’t negotiate with people who want to destroy me ... People who are out to destroy you are not candidates for negotiation. You make peace but only with an enemy that wants peace. An enemy that wants to eradicate you from the face of the Earth: there’s nothing to negotiate about. We want to talk to those Palestinians who reject Hamas. That’s why I’ve asked president Abbas to reject Hamas and espouse peace. You can’t have Hamas and peace. You have to choose one or the other. We choose peace.
LEIGH SALES: But you have to negotiate with who is the representative of 1.8 million Gazans and that is Hamas, otherwise there is no prospect for a two-state solution?
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Hamas is not the representative. Hamas is their jailer. Hamas has oppressed them. There was only one election in Gaza: once. After that, there are no elections; there are executions. Hamas executed dozens of Palestinians who don’t agree with them during the last war that they forced on their people, using them as civilian shields and when people protested they put a bullet in their heads… They don’t represent anyone in Gaza. They rule them with an iron fist. This is a terrorist tyranny. I will not accord them any legitimacy. Neither should anyone else.