Remember that all through history, there have
been tyrants and murderers, and for a time,
they seem invincible. But in the end,
they always fall. Always.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
THE CONTINUING ISIS CRISIS
ISIS Formally Issues a ‘Declaration of the Islamic Khilafa’
ISIS has formally declared the establishment of a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the vast stretches of the Middle East that have fallen under its control, and has outlined a vision to expand into Europe. Upon declaring a caliphate, the Sunni militants – whose brutality in attempting to establish control in Iraq and Syria has been branded too extreme even by Al Qaeda – demanded allegiance from Muslims around the world.
The Caliphate Restored
The caliphate was abolished by the secular Turkish government in 1924. The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in Egypt in 1928 partly as a reaction to the end of the caliphate, and from the beginning a central part of its program has been the need to work toward restoring it and then recovering lands that had been lost to Islam. Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna explained:
“We want the Islamic flag to be hoisted once again on high, fluttering in the wind, in all those lands that have had the good fortune to harbor Islam for a certain period of time and where the muzzein’s call sounded in the takbirs and the tahlis. Then fate decreed that the light of Islam be extinguished in these lands that returned to unbelief. Thus Andalusia, Sicily, the Balkans, the Italian coast, as well as the islands of the Mediterranean, are all of them Muslim Mediterranean colonies and they must return to the Islamic fold. The Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea must once again become Muslim seas, as they once were.”
ISIS’ Next Targets: Jordan and Saudi Arabia
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the former Al-Qaeda affiliate that has seized over one-third of Iraq, is open about its desire to establish a new caliphate with Baghdad as its capital. ISIS supporters are distributing propaganda on social media indicating its next targets towards that goal are Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
ISIS Already in Gaza Strip
Hamas seems to be losing control of the dozens of terror cells in the Gaza Strip. Hamas prevented local journalists from covering the ISIS rally in the Gaza Strip last month as part of its effort to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip. But Hamas seems to be trying to cover the sun with one finger. The Gaza Strip is no longer a threat to Israel, but also to the national security of Egypt.The only way to confront this threat is through security cooperation between Israel and Egypt, which have a common interest in preventing the Islamists from exporting their terrorism beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip.
ISIS and the CIA Connection
The very details of the ISIS military success in the key Iraqi oil center, Mosul, are suspect. According to well-informed Iraqi journalists, ISIS overran the strategic Mosul region, site of some of the world’s most prolific oilfields, with barely a shot fired in resistance. According to one report, residents of Tikrit reported remarkable displays of “soldiers handing over their weapons and uniforms peacefully to militants who ordinarily would have been expected to kill government soldiers on the spot.”
The Acute Danger of Iraqi Dams
It’s been apparent at least since the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, could spell devastation for Iraq due to a combination of faulty construction, governmental indifference, and an ongoing civil insurrection.
Were it to collapse, it would lead to the largest human-induced loss of life in history.
Islam’s Long History of Intolerance and Violence
The threat of Islam has been noted from its earliest years throughout history. It has no restrictions on slavery. It relegates women to a subservient class. It shares no moral resistance to murder, kidnapping and other crimes so long as they are committed in the name of “jihad”—holy war. Today there is no greater threat to mankind than Islam. As far as Islam is concerned, you are the enemy, to be converted, enslaved, or killed.
Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism
A recent Gulf News report sheds some light on how and why the United States helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies to power, followed by all the subsequent chaos and atrocities in the Mideast region
In light of all the chaos the Islamists have been responsible for in Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, et al—is it now obvious why Arab autocrats like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak, and currently Bashar Assad have always “banned” and “fiercely pursued” the Brotherhood and its affiliates?
This perverse double standard is the sign of a country, culture and people with no stomach for survival it would seem. Given the demographic rise of Islam in Britain, coupled with the increasing radicalization of Muslim youth, survival is something we should really be thinking about, shouldn’t it? But whilst the treacherous elites continue to appease the intolerance of Islam, we must sadly conclude that those who will have to actually fight for survival will not be those who could have stopped it whilst it could be decisively stopped. Instead, it is our young children and the yet-to-be-born who will have to fight against a far stronger enemy in the future, and an enemy which at that point in time might just be too powerful to defeat.
The world is in flames because of jihad, and yet the fog of deception is thicker than ever. If you have ever tried to point out to friends or coworkers the violent texts and teachings of Islam that jihadists use to justify violence and supremacism, you may have experienced its effects yourself: charges of “racism,” “bigotry,” and “hatred”; invocations of the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Book of Joshua; and a reminder that the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that Muslims “together with us…adore the one, merciful God” (841).
This fog of deception and willful ignorance is only hindering genuine attempts to formulate positive and effective ways to limit the power of Islamic teachings to incite to violence. But it doesn’t look as if it is going to clear anytime soon.
“Robert Spencer incarnates intellectual courage when, all over the world,
governments, intellectuals, churches, universities and media crawl under a
hegemonic Universal Caliphate’s New Order. His achievement in the battle for
the survival of free speech and dignity of man will remain as a
fundamental monument to the love of, and the self-sacrifice for, liberty.”
~ Bat Ye’or ~
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ISRAEL AND “PALESTINE”
Obama’s Dance With Radical Islam
Last month, President Barack Obama chose to support and fund a Palestinian Authority (PA) government that includes Hamas, a U.S. and EU-designated terrorist group that calls in its charter for the destruction of Israel (Article 15) and the murder of Jews (Article 7). Also last month, Obama freed five senior Taliban terrorist commanders in exchange for an American serviceman who may have been a deserter.
Obama could have cut funding to the PA, which would have made sense strategically, and could have supported a close, long-standing American ally, Israel. He could have refused any exchange of senior Taliban leaders. Why didn’t he? Because he supports engagement with radical Islam.
As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding Terror
A society dedicated to the rule of law, the preservation of ethics, and the principles of liberty and freedom must not be party to such atrocities. Instead, we must raise our voices and demand that our government stop funding these reprehensible dictators. As long as our taxpayer dollars are funding the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, we are indirectly responsible for every rocket they fire, every Jew-hating textbook they publish, every anti-American television show they broadcast, every street they name after terrorists, and every human being they murder. Enough is Enough.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.
Hamas, the terror group that murdered the three teens, is not a Palestinian nationalist organization, though it occasionally plays the part. Its charter begins with Allah and ends with Allah. Article Five of its charter states that the group extends to “wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life”. Its goal is to create an Islamic state. Everything else is secondary. It’s not about physical territory. It’s about spiritual territory. It’s not about nationalism. It’s about Islamism. It’s not about the “Occupation”. It’s about Islam.
McGill Professor Highlights Obama’s ‘Callousness’ Toward Israel
As Israel mourns and fights, as Israeli soldiers take great risks to root out those kid-killing terrorists and their armories, Obama will demand “restraint.” Meanwhile, The New York Times will run absurdly amoral articles comparing Israeli kids victimized for being Israelis with Palestinian kids hurt while menacing soldiers, the UN will condemn Israel, and Israel will have to continue protecting itself militarily while fending off an ideological onslaught. That’s why it is fair to denounce Obama’s incompetence and iciness, along with Palestinian evil and enablement.
The Time for Meaningful Action has Come by David Solway
The response to the murder of the three abducted Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, has been predictable in its call for restraint and moderation. Left-wing organizations like the Israeli political party Meretz, the New Israel Fund, and J Street, wedded to nebulous and self-serving concepts like “social justice,” ramble on about calm, measure, reconciliation, and the larger interests of communal peace — as if avowedly vicious and homicidal entities like Hamas and its offshoots will feel humbled and ashamed of their murderous practices and will experience a benign change of heart. In fact, they are busy celebrating what they regard as a revanchist victory — indeed, candies were handed out to mark the abduction and the ambulance ferrying the bodies of the slain teens was pelted with stones and spray-painted by Palestinian villagers — and will not be deterred from carrying out further atrocities in the future if they are allowed to get away with them.
We, However Are Guilty by Mordecai Keder
Accusing fingers are pointed at Hamas, and I believe that the Israeli government has proof of the movement’s involvement, or that of its members, in the despicable crime. Except that I do not only accuse Hamas, just as I would not accuse a poisonous viper for biting a child whose father brought the snake home and freed him to roam about at will inside it. The snake is not guilty because it is in his nature to bite. The father is the guilty party, and everyone understands that. In the case of the boys, the guilty party is also whoever brought the snake inside the house and allowed him freedom to move around undisturbed.
It was unbearable to see the greatest “Architect of Oslo” (referring to Israel’s current president, Shimon Peres, ed.) stand at the funeral of Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, eulogize them and not say the simple and most necessary sentence of all: “We, however, are guilty (the words of Joseph’s brothers in the Bible), we who opened the gates to our land to the terrorists, allowing them to build an entity based on hatred, incitement and lies, death and suffering. We who allowed the snake into our house, put our security in his hands and allowed him to kill three of our finest boys in cold blood.
REST IN PEACE
Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar
As we stood with and embraced the families following the kidnapping and brutal murder of Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frankel and Gilad Shaar, we stand with them once more, sharing their grief and wishing them strength at this tragic time.
ACT! For Canada joins all of Israel, and good people around the world, in mourning Eyal, Naftali and Gilad. May their memories be a blessing to all people of goodwill.
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