Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Dilemma of Democracy and Islamic Terrorism

By Al Fadi

Since 9/11, the NYPD developed a surveillance program designed to spy on Muslims. The purpose of the program was to track activities of Muslims at Mosques, Islamic centers, communities, and universities. It also included cataloging mosques and Muslim-owned businesses, recording the license plates of worshippers at mosques, infiltrating student groups and eavesdropping in Muslim neighborhoods The motive behind such surveillance was to detect and deter any terror activities in the wake of the 9/11 attack on NY. When asked about this, attorney General Eric Holder told Congress last week that he’s disturbed by what he’s read about the New York Police Department conducting surveillance of mosques and Islamic student organizations in New Jersey. Unfortunately, one should not go further than the pages of the Qur’an, the Muslims’ holiest book, from which they draw all of their daily life spiritual and moral needs and codes of conduct... one can find some disturbing passages that can shed some light on why SOME Muslims commit acts of terror and violence against others, which in turn can justify what the intelligence community is doing to protect freedom, and the public at-large. [more...]

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Netanyahu Speaks Truth to Power

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met President Barack Obama at the White House on March 5th for a critical meeting focusing on the impending nuclear crisis in Iran. The differences between the two leaders on how to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were barely mentioned this time. Prior to their meeting, Obama re-affirmed what he had said the day before to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. “My policy is prevention of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons,” he promised. Obama also reiterated that “the United States will always have Israel’s back.”

While Obama acknowledges the gravity of the Iranian threat, not only to Israel but to the United States’ vital security interests, he still thinks it is possible to reason with the mad mullahs and the megalomaniac Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Netanyahu is under no such illusions. He takes the mad mullahs and the megalomaniac Ahmadinejad at their word regarding their intentions to annihilate "Little Satan" (Israel), and then defeat the West, particularly "Big Satan" (the United States). Their pathological course is driven by their belief in the 12th Imam, the last Islamic “messiah,” and in their religious duty to hasten his return. [more...]

Monday, March 5, 2012

Obama at AIPAC: Throwing Dust in the Eyes

President Obama took the stage on Sunday morning March 4th at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference to deliver proof of his unwavering support for Israel. He declared to AIPAC’s fervent pro-Israel audience that his commitment to Israel’s security has been unprecedented. “When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back,” he said. But the president’s assurances ring hollow with those familiar with the actual historical record of the administration’s treatment of the Jewish State - a record amply outlined by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin in the Freedom Center’s pamphlet, “Obama and the War Against the Jews.” The president’s latest twisted representation of his “pro-Israel” administration, therefore, is in need of untwisting. [more...]