We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East. (From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

BDS & Blisters: Fanatics Afoot

This morning in glorious sunshine outside the Sydney Opera House, a gaggle of As-a-Jews gathered to give an Israeli academic (above, right) at Wollongong University a warm send-off:

But not, of course, to Israel.

No, this ex-pat's Argentinian-born Israel-educated political scientist Dr Marcelo Svirsky, and like the As-a-Jews, and their leftist cohorts, a number of whom were also on hand to wish him well, he's an activist against the little Jewish State.

With pack on back, and no doubt with left foot forward, he's set off on the long walk from Sydney to Canberra, a walk which will apparently last for ten days (other BDS fanatics are expected to join him at various stages of the journey) and for which, it's said, he's been training for months.

Don't forget the corn plasters, mate.
The purpose of the trek is to present the following petition to the federal House of Representatives, in the hope that Australia's will be the first western government officially to endorse BDS.

Presumably because they belong to the other chamber, Senators Lee Rhiannon and Nick Xenophon, who can usually be relied upon to throw a brickbat or three at the Zionist Entity, have declined to introduce the petition, making some BDSers mutter darkly that they have betrayed the cause.

Above: the intrepid BDSer departing Wollongong for Sydney.

Bye bye, mate.

Guess you won't be in shul for the High Holydays, then.

Don't forget the corn plasters.

And be careful not to wallow in any lies swallow any flies.

Monday, 22 September 2014

"Speak Out Against Right Wing anti-Muslim Dog Whistling": Aussie Leftist Strangeloves show their hypocrisy (again)

From Australia's most-read columnist, Andrew Bolt, a typically wise and wonderful column today regarding Muslim and Leftist attitudes towards the government's counter-terrorism initiative.  Inter alia, he points out:
'[Hizb ut-Tahrir leader] Wassim Doureihi said something very frightening to Muslims protesting in Lakemba [a Sydney suburb] against last Thursday’s anti-terrorist raids.
Even more frightening is that no one — no politician, commentator or academic — condemned him.
Doureihi ... brushed off police claims that the men they’d arrested had planned to behead Australians on the orders of the Islamic State.
“Let me say clearly, even if a single bomb went off, even if a thousand bombs went off in this country, all it will prove is that Muslims are angry,” Doureihi said, speaking calmly....
Doureihi was already excusing even “a thousand bombs” here in response to what his organisation claims is a “war on Islam”....
Alienation” is the myth even moderate Muslim leaders push. Just last week, Brisbane Muslim leader Ali Kadri told the ABC “the root” of Muslim extremism was “a fear of alienation and feeling of marginalisation because of foreign policy, when it comes to Israel/Palestine conflict”.
I say “myth” because of one telling fact above all: this country actually has as many Buddhists as Muslims. Yet where are the Buddhist terrorist plots? Where are the angry complaints about “alienation”? Where the warnings to change our foreign policies ... or else?
No, there is something different with the Muslim community that we haven’t seen with the Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh or Confucian....
And how frantically the Left feeds what they should fear. How recklessly our media class — the vanguard of Western self-hatred — goes along with this paranoia and monstrous self-pity that justifies so much violence.
Take Labor MPs Sue Lines, Kim Carr and Melissa Parke, who all recklessly accused the Government of scaremongering about terrorism threats just to avoid talking about its Budget or to sell its anti-terrorism plans. Journalists of the Left even hinted last week’s raids were part of this cynical political plot....
You’d laugh if the Left wasn’t, in fact, legitimising the same deadly paranoia of Muslim extremists like Hizb ut-Tahrir....'
Now, as if eager to prove Bolt's point, the Left in Melbourne announces a rally due to take place this coming Friday:

"Muslims have a long history in Australia, dating back to the 1860's when the cameleers brought their trade and stock to the outback.
It was then in 1888 the first mosque was established in Adelaide, followed by another in Perth in 1905.

Since then, the Muslim community has grown to become a vibrant, positive and integrated part of modern Australia.
The Sue who's going
The Liberal Party have a more recent history regarding Muslims, that of using lies (remember children overboard?), quasi-fasicst harassment (the AFP investigating muslim school children in their schools) and their media attack dogs (photographs of "dawn terror raids" rammed down our throats from every front page) to try to paint this countries long standing Muslim community as a threat to this county and our safety.
We reject the notion that Muslims are terrorists and we suggest that the real threat to the majority of Australians (Muslims, workers, the unemployed, women, LGBTI people and so on) is the Abbott government and the ruling elite.
We've had enough of watching our fellow Austrlaian's [sic]being attacked in the press and on the beaches. We've had enough of the fear and hate being spread by this and past governments to justify attacks on the poor, disabled, unemployed and Indigenous.
Come down this Friday at 5.30pm, at City Square on Swanston Street, join the group and speak out against right wing anti-Muslim dog whistling, and speak up for Muslim rights all around this country!"
"Positive and integrated?"

Er,  not quite.

For instance:

"Stop Fearing What You Don't Understand"
Not the feral Lebanese gang-rapists who in acts of racism deliberately targeted Aussie girls of typical northern European appearance in Sydney during the 1990s.

Not the notorious Sydney imam Sheikh Hilali,  who compared rape victims to "uncovered meat" eaten by cats. (I suppose he'd consider these skimpily clad damsels counter-demonstrating at a recent anti-mosque rally in Queensland to be prime cuts.)

Not the fanatical proponents of a Caliphate in Australia, in which, of course, women would be relegated to third-class status, the Islamic equivalent of a certain twentieth-century totalitarian movement's "Kinder, Küche, Kirche".

Yet despite the cringe-worthy gender inequality inherent in Sharia Law, not least regarding witnesses to rape, we learn that "Sue is going".

The Sue in question is radical leftist political activist and local councillorSue Bolton (pictured above in anti-Israel regalia).

And socialist Sue will most certainly not be the only attendee of radical feminist principles who for reasons best known to themselves rush to the defence of a misogynistic creed.

Her remarks (and those of Perth activist Alex Bainbridge, above) are merely representative of the attitudes of (anti-Israel) Aussie activists of the Leftist persuasion in general.

Weird, the Leftist worldview, eh?

Sunday, 21 September 2014

David Singer On Why Obama's Plans To Destroy The Islamic State Seem Doomed To Failure

Here, entitled "Syria Hysteria Dooms Obama’s Plan To Destroy ISIL", is the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

President Obama’s failed policies in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt and the West Bank do not bode well for the success of the President’s current plans to end the threat to world peace posed by the meteoric rise of both the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) and the Al-Nusrah Front (ANF). That threat was articulated by UN Security Council Resolution 2701 – passed on 15 August – which expressed:
“its gravest concern that territory in parts of Iraq and Syria is under the control of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al Nusrah Front (ANF)“
Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council strongly condemned:
“the indiscriminate killing and deliberate targeting of civilians, numerous atrocities, mass executions and extrajudicial killings, including of soldiers, persecution of individuals and entire communities on the basis of their religion or belief, kidnapping of civilians, forced displacement of members of minority groups, killing and maiming of children, recruitment and use of children, rape and other forms of sexual violence, arbitrary detention, attacks on schools and hospitals, destruction of cultural and religious sites and obstructing the exercise of economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to education, especially in the Syrian governorates of Ar-Raqqah, Deir ez-Zor, Aleppo and Idlib, in northern Iraq, especially in Tamim, Salaheddine and Niniveh Provinces;”
America has subsequently acted as though Resolution 2701 had never been passed. In his speech to the American nation on 11 September Obama declared:
'Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state… It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates.'
The President is wrong on both counts.

First, ISIL is Islamic – as its formal Declaration of Statehood on 29 June 2014 proclaims – and this analysis asserts:
“The Islamic State is not only a terrorist group. It is an extremist, Islamist, political and military organization that holds a radical interpretation of Islam as a political philosophy and seeks to impose that worldview by force on Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Expelled from al-Qaeda for being too extreme, the Islamic State claims to be the legitimate ruler of all Sunni Muslims worldwide. They have established what they regard as a state which includes large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, governed from Raqqa in Syria.
It advances a number of theological opinions to support its claims. Its adherents hold that they are merely practising Islam fully, pronouncing those who disagree with them takfir (heretics).
This designation is used as religious justification for killing the Islamic State's opponents”
 Secondly, ISIL is a State – meeting the legal requirements of Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention:
“The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications:
(a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”
Obama’s claim that ISIL is recognized by no other government is irrelevant – as Article 3 of the Montevideo Convention makes indisputably clear:
“The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states."
Obama’s false assumptions are a recipe for policy failure – as the goals enunciated by Obama in the same address clearly demonstrated:
“Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy.” 
Destroying the UN-condemned Al Nusrah Front did not rate a mention. A lukewarm response from 57 Islamic States to help defeat ISIL’s declared world threat to peace was not factored into Obama’s thinking.

Four days later an international conference held in Paris made it clear that Syria was not even part of the battleground where ISIL was to be confronted, degraded and destroyed.

Mouram Daoud – a member of the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change in Syria – an internal opposition coalition – opined that ISIL cannot be defeated militarily without Syria and Turkey’s backing:
“The US administration should first pressure the Turkish partner to stop the flow of jihadists through its airports and stop buying oil from IS. According to [United Nations] Resolution 2170, the US will not be able to strike IS sites in Syria without the approval of the Syrian government, which is eagerly awaiting this type of cooperation to restore its international legitimacy. 
 But the US will not include the Syrian government in this war, and will not recognize the government either. This means that the US will stick to its decision to only provide weapons to the Syrian [rebel] factions.”
 Obama’s mantra  – first delivered in August 2011 – remains unchanged:
“The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.”
 Not even 200,000 deaths and the creation of millions of Syrian civilian refugees since 2011 have produced any momentum for rapprochement between Obama and Assad that would enable Assad to extend  – and Obama to accept – any invitation to confront ISIL in occupied Syria.

Any expectation that Assad and his backers – Russia, Iran and Hezbollah – will help Obama by destroying ISIL in Syria  – is a pipe dream.

Syria hysteria seems destined to entrap Obama in yet another political quagmire.

"God Willing, We'll Go To Palestine, Syria & Iraq To Defeat The Infidels" (video)

"Our struggle will  continue until we establish sharia law throughout the world", this leader of a fanatical and ferocious Afghan group with links to the Taliban and to ISIS tells Al Beeb's world affairs editor John Simpson (who, it must be acknowledged, has shown considerable bravery in going to meet that bloodthirsty lot).

"God willing, we'll go to Palestine, Syria and Iraq to defeat the infidels."

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes blog

Meanwhile, fanaticism Londonistan-style ...

Recognise the bloke with the Irish brogue and the plummy-accented woman with the long grey hair (you don't have to look far into the video to find them!) ?  They're the "poetry" pests who've taken to infesting carriages of London Tube trains in order to spew bile against Israel to their hapless captive audiences. Example here  Another here

Saturday, 20 September 2014

ISIS Could Be Defeated in 90 Days: Retired US General

In a speech last week a retired American three star general, Thomas G. McInerney, identified radical Islam (which he compared to totalitarian political movements), political correctness regarding the Islamic enemy (such as Obama's),  the economy, the downsizing of the military, and the US policy of "counter-insurgency" Obama's in the Middle East as factors that have undermined US power in a perilous world:
"Unless we're harsh we're going to lose this nation. We're losing it fast ....
These are very dangerous times for America. We are leading from behind, and that's why these things are happening. You cannot lead from behind. Someone has to lead....
Political correctness is killing us. It is a global war against radical Islam. Let's call it what it is ... Islam is not a religion of peace."
Owing to the US military's technical superiority, he claimed, it should, with a change of policy,  take only 90 days to defeat ISIS:
"Let's just kill them. I would wipe them out.
Hit the mosque, take them out.  Until we get serious, we are being unfair to our troops and the American public."
In support of his views the general reminded his audience that during the Second World War Germany's cities were devasted by Allied bombing, and that the US should be striking 200 locations a day:
"There's no question in Germany's mind who won. That's been our problem [in the Middle East]."
He also argued that Middle Eastern nations should be pressed into providing ground forces ("We do need boots on the ground, but not American boots") and that after ISIS is vanquished the US should not participate in nation-building:
"That's their problem. They're the ones that ought to be doing it."
See more here
More on Obama and his (serving) generals here

Thursday, 18 September 2014

"May Allah Curse These Dogs": In Sydney, Islamic Extremists React To This Morning's Dawn Police Raids

Many readers will be aware that last week Queensland counter-terrorism police raided an Islamic bookshop near Brisbane and arrested two men, one the brother of Australia's first suicide bomber, and that today there were a number of arrests in simultaneous dawn raids at addresses in Sydney and Brisbane, apparently in connection with a plot to kidnap, drape in an Islamic flag and behead members of the public randomly selected. 

Such atrocities in the two cities are alleged to have been ordered by an Australian currently fighting with ISIS forces, namely, it is said, Mohammad Ali Baryalei (pictured), who has actively proselytised on behalf of Islam in "The Lucky Country"
or rather The Lucky-How-Much-Longer Country (see video of him here).

None so queer as leftists ...
To quote an official police statement:
'The NSW Police Force has announced the activation of a high-visibility policing operation following the counter-terrorism operation this morning.
Operation Hammerhead is an ongoing statewide operation focussing on high-visibility policing, increased presence in public places and public transport hubs.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said he has asked the Commander of the Central Metropolitan Region, Assistant Commissioner Mick Fuller to head-up the operation.
“Operation Hammerhead will focus mainly on metropolitan Sydney and primarily involve general duties police. If need be, those officers will be used wherever our operational intelligence dictates.
Hundreds of general duties police, as well as specialist commands, will be deployed from the Police Operation Centre which will remain open 24/7 during the operation.
Operation Hammerhead will also patrol iconic locations such as the Harbour and its surrounding foreshores as well as sporting fixtures and other large scale public events,” Commissioner Scipione said.
Central Metropolitan Commander, Assistant Commissioner Mick Fuller said a major part of operation’s strategy will focus on maintaining strong community engagement.
“Our aim is to provide and maintain high levels of public safety to give all NSW residents the confidence to go about their day-to-day business,” Assistant Commissioner Fuller said.
“To achieve this, together with our partner agencies, we are working closely with our contacts in the community to ensure calm.
We will use a range of officers and squads during the operation that are available at all times of the day and night.
These include but not limited to General Duties, Police Transport Command, the Dog Squad, Operational Support Group officers, Public Order and Riot Squad Officers, Traffic and Highway Patrol, and Mounted Units.”
Following today’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team raids across Sydney, further charges have been laid with a 24 year old man from Merrylands, charged with possessing ammunition without license and unauthorised possession of a prohibited weapon.
He has been bailed to appear in Fairfield Local Court on September 24th.
One man has appeared before the courts charged with conspiracy to commit acts in preparation of a terrorist act.
Nine of those detained today have now been released as investigations continue.
Liberal Senator Bernardi's tweet was shrugged off by Prime Minister Abbott
Two women were issued Future Court Attendance Notices.
Police stress that this investigation remains active with the principle focus on community safety and preventing any form of terrorist activity on Australian soil.'
Following today’s Joint Counter Terrorism Team raids across Sydney, further charges have been laid with a 24 year old man from Merrylands, charged with possessing ammunition without license and unauthorised possession of a prohibited weapon.
He has been bailed to appear in Fairfield Local Court on September 24th.
One man has appeared before the courts charged with conspiracy to commit acts in preparation of a terrorist act.
Nine of those detained today have now been released as investigations continue.
Two women were issued Future Court Attendance Notices.
Police stress that this investigation remains active with the principle focus on community safety and preventing any form of terrorist activity on Australian soil.
 Photo: SBS
Earlier this evening (Aussie time) a crowd of Islamists organised via social media by the caliphate-seeking group Hizb ut-Tahrir (which is proscribed in most of the Middle East but allowed to operate in Australia and in that Cloud Cuckoo Land which for one more day at least we can term the United Kingdom), estimated at 100 or 200 according to source, gathered outside the Lakemba railway station (video here) for a good old moan about the police raids:
'Hundreds of protesters in Sydney have called on Muslims to stand as one against government aggression.
Signs reading "terror raids cannot break the spirit of Muslims" and "stop terrorising Muslims" were waived by about 10 people among the 200 who rallied in western Sydney to demonstrate against a series of pre-dawn anti-terrorism raids....About 50 people were watching from across the road....
"Women, children should be safe from the terror of the state," they chanted....'
 Hizb ut-Tahrir bigwig Uthman Badar declared that
'the raids were about creating the "hysteria" needed to make the Muslim community scapegoats.
"We reject the terror laws, they only serve American wars," the crowd chanted before Mr Badar added that western foreign policy was responsible for terrorism.
"We're not fools. We know what the intent with all of this is," he said.
"The people that are leading this, the govt and its agencies ... the world has not seen greater terror than what they have infected around the world."
An incensed young man who said his mother was punched by police as the family's home was raided on Thursday morning yelled at the crowd to "wake up."
"What are you going to do about it? Talk? Seriously? Talk?"
"May Allah curse these dogs."
Read more about the raids and (scrolling down for photos) the rally here

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

"Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism ... Israel Represents The Right To Be Different In The Middle East"; A British Muslim Former Radical On How & Why He Learned To Love Israel (video)

An insightful address in America by former radical Israel-hater Kasim Hafeez, a personable, well-spoken and amusing young Muslim man of Pakistani background from Nottingham, England who now lives in Canada, on why Israel is not an apartheid states and why he's convinced that no "pro-Palestinian movement exists in the Western World ... It is an anti-Israel movement".

He is not afraid to speak about Islamic extremism and the inadequate response of the general Muslim community ("To be honest, the radicals are winning .... We have sleep-walked into this disaster").

And his comments about the Palestinian plight is spot-on.

Woven inextricably into this splendid narrative is his own personal odyssey from an easy-going guy to a confessed antisemitic activist, radicalised at university in Britain, to a staunch supporter of Israel who is shunned by much of his family and receives death threats from "people who can't spell properly". 

Long, but worth listening to, if necessary in instalments.  His passionate defence of Israel, so well-expressed,  will inspire you and warm your heart!

Another great defence of Jews and Israel, this one by Brigitte Gabriel, here: