It’s almost as if she’s fighting against the jihad alone. Pamela Geller, the face of the resistance in America, is the single most responsible individual for having saved the life of Rifqa Bary, the then 16-year-old Ohio girl who converted to Christianity and had her life threatened by her Muslim father. Now Bary’s parents are suing Geller for defamation in a frivolous $10,000,000 lawsuit that is costing Geller and her pro bono lawyers thousands in travel and court fees. She had to fly to Ohio just this week to be deposed.
Yes, it has been a costly war and it is far from over . Let us not forget that declaring victory prematurely led democracies to squander their World War I victory with disastrous results. Ruling elites are never fond of releasing the reigns of power. It is only when they experience the greater freedom and safety that liberal democracy offers, do they come to terms with its greater demand for accountability. For when all said and done, democratic ruling elites, unlike autocratic ones, may and often do lose power but they find the consequences are easily manageable and the lose of power impermanent.
Jamil Anderlini reports : “In a national survey published by the party’s own mouthpiece media group in December, 73.5 per cent of respondents identified themselves as belonging to the vulnerable portion of society. More notably, nearly half of all government officials also count themselves among the same group, despite their enormous power in China’s one-party system.In a similar vein, many of the most ardent patriots and angry nationalists hold foreign passports, and send their children abroad for a western education and an offshore haven if things turn ugly at home.”
Infamous Goldstone has admitted that there was a difference between Israel and Hamas. Israel did not intentionally target civilians in the Gaza war as the UN report carrying his name alleged while Hamas did.
It took almost a decade but the consensus that permits Muslims to stand by Islamists cost free is finally being eroded. After European prime ministers Merkel, Sarkozy and Cameron comes Peter King. American Muslims organizations and their supporters are filled with sanctimonious rage but recent emergence of Muslim American terrorists has convinced Americans that their polite silence has not been golden but dangerous. It is not enough to ask quietly “Where is the moderate Muslim million women/men march?” It is time to make clear that a price will be extracted by the absence of such marches.
In Strasbourg on January 25th the Council of Europe voted to formally endorse Swiss senator Dick Marty’s report on organ-trafficking by the KLA mafia that the U.S. installed to run Kosovo. The resolution calls for an investigation by international judicial bodies as well as one by Albania (keep dreaming) into various serious crimes in post-war Kosovo.
Fairly or unfairly, leaders are made or unmade during emergencies. George W. Bush grasped was made by 9/11 and unmade during Katrina. Barack Obama was unmade by the Gulf oil spill. In Israel Ehud Olmert was unmade by the second Lebanon War. Benjamin Netanyahu is being made by his brilliant response to the Carmel mega fire. He has set clear goals, acted with decisiveness, dispatch and caring. Unlike Olmert, he repeatedly demonstrated solidarity with the burning North. Not only did he visit with the first respondents, flew over the affected area but had his cabinet meet in one of the formerly evacuated towns.
If Americans had any interest in what the future of jurisprudence — and justice — looks like, they would tune into the Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where Orwell’s world has been a reality for the past 17 years. The ICTY is the body that was set up to try cases whose supposed weightiness was compared to “Nuremberg II.” But so ignored by the public and media alike have the proceedings been that no one even notices the perversion of jurisprudence and evisceration of justice that take place there.
Why is it that Obama/Clinton take every opportunity to express displeasure with Israel’s plans to build additional apartments in Jerusalem, its capital, but are Antisemitic, yes Antisemitic, incitement?
I cannot wipe the smile off my face. Once again it was proven that far from being broken, the American people make sure that the system works beautifully. Two years ago Americans decided to take a foolish chance on an inexperienced young man called Barack Hussein Obama. They have paid for it dearly. But after two years, the American system sagely provides an opportunity to take out a restraining order thereby limiting the damage that can be wrought by a mistakenly chosen president.
Free speech is infringed upon all the time, even here, in the most free-speaking country on earth. There is not only Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s famous dictum against falsely shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater, but the practice of muzzling claims like “Eating FattySnax Makes You Younger!”
Despite the misleading headlines focusing on the fact 24% of Americans believe Barack Obama to be a Muslim, Time magazine’s poll on Americans’ Views on the Campaign, Religion and the Mosque Controversy reveals an involved and well informed public at least as far as the mosque issue is concerned. Consider the following results of the following questions:
The most apt comparison between the debate surrounding the planned ground zero mosque is with the one which surrounded the planned Nazi marches in Skokie, a Chicago suburb inhabited by a large number of Jewish holocaust survivors. The US constitution guarantees the right of American Muslims to disregard the pain they will cause the victims of the Islamist terrorist attack on 9/11 just as the constitution guaranteed American Nazis the right to disregard the pain of the victims of the Nazi holocaust. Not surprisingly, the supreme court upheld that Nazi right just as it would uphold the Muslim right. In Skokie the issues related to freedom of speech and assembly. The court held:
Columnist Diana West reports here on the mysterious fog that continues to surround the April 10 crash of a Polish jet in Russia several months, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and many other members of the Polish elite.
If you want one reason to vote Republican—-and by now, you’ve seen the Democrats inflict so much damage on this country that I’m sure you’ve got a million reasons to vote GOP. But if you’re still looking for just one reason to vote Republican, here it is, in one word: judges.
Shirley Sherrod has had quite a week. She got out of bed on Monday morning as the rural development director for the Agriculture Department in Georgia, and finished the day a red-hot political football. Fired by a racially trigger-happy White House, Sherrod took to the airwaves to state her case that she’s been misunderstood. She luxuriated in the attention. In fact, she looked a little TOO comfy on the couch on “The View.” Whoopi had better watch her back.
Lindsay Lohan was carted off to jail today for a probation violation, beginning what will probably be an abbreviated 90 day sentence. She joins fellow indulged nitwits, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, who’ve spent inglorious days in the Big House for reckless law-breaking.
Harry S. Truman once said, “Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend.” Will that rein true with Elena Kagan, the administration’s latest appointee? With all deference to our thirty-third President, I’m not so sure if that’s the case in today’s politics. Considering the intimate ties Ms. Kagan shares with President Obama and the highly partisan nature of this administration, we can safely assume that once appointed, Ms. Kagan will not only remain Obama’s friend…she may be his ideological double.
It is not a crime to smoke cigarettes at home — not yet, anyway. Nor is it a crime to be in debt. But a dozen states have laws a judge hearing a divorce case can use to deny custody to the smoking parent. And recently, aggressive creditors are getting judges to jail those who fall behind on their debts, a whiff of Dickens’ workhouse in the 21st century.
As could have been expected, the Jihadists are filled with conspiracy theories including the claim that Israel gave the passenger poisoned food. But most vicious is the one IHH President Bülent Yıldırım has been spreading that the reason there are only nine dead is because the Israeli marines threw some wounded men overboard. But Prime minister Erdogan made clear that the five originally thought to be missing are in Israeli hospitals and everybody is accounted for:
It is one thing to do nothing to help Iranian dissidents. It is quite another to help Iran harass them in the US. Yet that is precisely what Obama has done. Of course, he may not have done it on purpose as yet another good will gesture. At least I am willing to give him and his administration the benefit of the doubt. Obama and his bureaucratic minions merely acted according to their internationalists bent. They gave Carte Blanche to Interpol and Iranian authorities recognize a good opening when they see one. Iran invented Chess. Remember?
Nothing makes me happier than liberals who reveal what they truly are: close-minded bullies who believe they and they alone own the franchise on enlightened thinking. Nothing exemplifies their true nature better than their collective reaction to the new immigration law enacted by Arizona. Two stories top the list: In Los Angeles, the City Council voted to boycott Arizona businesses; in Illinois, a Highland Park H.S. girl’s basketball team, scheduled to play in Arizona after winning their first conference championship in 26 years, had their trip cancelled by school officials.