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Posts Tagged ‘Stupidity’

Stupid Obama Advisor of the Day

Posted by Godefroi on October 9, 2009

President Barack Obama’s adviser on Muslim affairs [excuse me, why do we have one of these?], Dalia Mogahed said on the Islam Channel [the what?!?] program Muslimah Dilemma earlier this week:

even many Muslims associated Sharia with “maximum criminal punishments” and “laws that… to many people seem unequal to women,” but added: “Part of the reason that there is this perception of Sharia is because Sharia is not well understood and Islam as a faith is not well understood.”

Let me boil that down.  Many Muslims have a negative opinion of Sharia because they don’t understand Sharia and Islam.  Got that?  Many Muslims don’t understand Islam.

That’s fantastic advice for her to pass on to Mr. Obama.  I hope he includes that tidbit in his next pandering speech to “the Muslim world”.

Oh yeah – full article at Daily Telegraph.

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Good Intentions

Posted by Godefroi on December 4, 2008

They say the road to you-know-where is paved with them…I’ll add that the aggregate contains many “Goodwill Gestures”.

For example (via Israel National News):

Two Fatah-aligned terrorists who were pardoned by outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert helped plot a bombing at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station on Tuesday that was foiled at the last minute by Israeli intelligence agents.

[…]

The Islamic Jihad terrorist group in Jenin coordinated the planned attack with Al Aqsa, which Klein explained did not inform the media because of the amnesty agreement and the prime minister’s plan to free another 250 terrorists as a “goodwill” gesture to Abbas.

Freeing even more captured terrorists sounds like a splendid idea – being nice to them will make them LIKE us.  After all, it’s worked so well in the past.

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Cold-blooded Killer!

Posted by Godefroi on September 4, 2008

Who?  WHO?!?

The answer is in the Daily Mirror:

Here are just a few things that are expected to turn voters off the outspoken mum-of-five: [Republican VP nominee Sarah] PALIN is a proud hunter who loves gunning down wild animals including rabbits and caribou in cold blood.

Shock!  HORROR!!  She’s a hunter who shoots animals!  Even animals that haven’t attacked her!  Hurry…Dial 911!!  She must be STOPPED!!

{Good grief}

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Stupidity Exemplified

Posted by Godefroi on August 18, 2008

Some folks may remember last year when Olmert decided to pardon, and therefor free, a coupld hundred PA terrorists as a goodwill gesture.

From INN yesterday, we have this news.

An Arab terrorist who was pardoned after promising not to engage in terrorism has been re-arrested for firing at IDF soldiers…Tashtush had been one of nearly 180 terrorists included in a special pardon deal finalized a year ago between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

The deal granted amnesty to the wanted Fatah terrorists, in exchange for their promise to stop their terrorist activities.  They first underwent a trial period of three months; those who passed this period without engaging in terrorism – most of them – were then officially removed from Israel’s “wanted” list.

Also from yesterday’s INN is this gem.

The Cabinet voted Sunday morning to approve Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s latest “goodwill gesture” to Palestinian Authority Chairman and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, freedom for 200 PA terrorists…

In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office following the vote, Olmert said, “This is a gesture and a trust-building move aimed at bolstering the moderates in the Palestinian Authority and the peace process.”

The adage goes “those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it”.  One would think that it wouldn’t have to apply to the past of only one year ago. 

As a reminder, here’s what they were saying during last year’s amnesty sham.

‘It’s all a joke. It’s just a joke.” That’s how the Palestinian terror commanders in Judea and Samaria explained the show they made of handing in their weapons to Fatah commander Mahmoud Abbas’s official militias over the weekend.

“This is all a big joke,” they told reporters while posing for pictures. “Abbas asked us to sign a declaration saying we won’t attack Israel and so we are.”

The deal between Prime Minister Olmert and Abbas claims that 178 members of Fatah’s Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades terror organization will hand in their weapons and pledge to stop being terrorists.

Stupid-stupid-stupid.

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and to Europe?

Posted by Godefroi on May 29, 2008

Noted essayist Fjordman exposes EU shenanigans.

Nod: The Green Arrow

That’s bad enough. [Go to Green Arrow’s site, or here, to find out what “that” is] What’s worse is that the same EU leaders, including the British Foreign Minister, the French President and the German Chancellor [What? Didn’t she just propose not admitting Muslim refugees from Iraq?] , have officially announced the enlargement of the EU to include Muslim North Africa and the Middle East. A proposed European Arrest Warrant lists a number of crimes, including terrorism, armed robbery, rape, and racism and xenophobia, which are punishable throughout the EU. The European Arrest Warrant requires that anyone who is charged by a member state under the listed group of offenses (which could cover just about anything) may be arrested by the authorities of the issuing state within any other member state. The accused must then be transited for trial to the issuing state within ten days, without any interference, judicial or otherwise, by the executing state.

Racism includes “Islamophobia,” according to numerous EU documents. Which means that “Islamophobia” will soon be treated as a crime as serious as rape and armed robbery across most of the European continent. At the same time, European leaders are busy enlarging the EU to include North Africa and the Middle East, thus flooding Europe with tens of millions of additional Muslims. Not far into the future, EU authorities can arrest a person in, say, Denmark or Italy, who has published a cartoon that could be considered offensive to Islam. He or she will then be quietly handed over to the authorities in Algeria, Egypt or Jordan. Remember that blasphemy against Islam potentially carries the death penalty according to sharia.

This is part of a long-term plan to merge Europe with the Islamic world. As I’ve said many times before, the creation of Eurabia constitutes nothing less than the greatest betrayal in the history of European civilization, possibly the greatest betrayal in the history of any civilization. An entire continent, the cradle of the greatest civilization mankind has ever seen, is to be culturally dismantled and turned into an obedient dumping ground for demographic warfare by its Islamic enemies. Those among the indigenous peoples who object to this will be harassed, and opposition to these policies will be banned by law.

As noted before, with the recent decline vilification of Christianity, that vacuum has to be filled by something.  That something can be Islam, or it can be self-destructive, short-sighted, secular power-grabbing (for the temporal rewards of money and prestige, of course).  Bad either way.

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O.M.F.G. (again)

Posted by Godefroi on January 17, 2008

Nod: The Amboy Times

You can’t make this stuff up – as much as one might wish it.

Death of the Bush Doctrine

By Jeff Jacoby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com |

The Bush Doctrine — born on Sept. 20, 2001, when President Bush bluntly warned the sponsors of violent jihad: “You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists” — is dead. Its demise was announced by Condoleezza Rice last Friday.

“The ‘road map’ for peace, conceived in 2002 by Mr. Bush, had become a hindrance to the peace process, because the first requirement was that the Palestinians stop terrorist attacks. As a result, every time there was a terrorist bombing, the peace process fell apart and went back to square one. Neither side ever began discussing the ‘core issues’: the freezing of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the right of Palestinian refugees to return, the outline of Israel’s border, and the future of Jerusalem.

“The reason that we haven’t really been able to move forward on the peace process for a number of years is that we were stuck in the sequentiality of the road map. So you had to do the first phase of the road map before you moved on to the third phase of the road map, which was the actual negotiations of final status,’ Rice said. . . . What the US-hosted November peace summit in Annapolis did was ‘break that tight sequentiality. . . You don’t want people to get hung up on settlement activity or the fact that the Palestinians haven’t fully been able to deal with the terrorist infrastructure. . .”

So, indiscriminate rocket firing from Gaza to Israel, let alone the virulent anti-Jew propaganda constantly being fed to the populace, is not only NOT a “core issue”, it’s officially no longer an impediment to “Peace”.

Someone please shoot me now. I give up.

No…that’s not true. Someone please inform the esteemed Secretary that the reason there has been no progress is that HAMAS AND FATAH DON’T WANT IT!

OK…I gotta go scream now.

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Suicide by Inches

Posted by Godefroi on January 14, 2008

I believe it was Karl Jung who coined this theory – that the typical suicide is not one final desperate act, but a series of small ones that inevitably lead to self-destruction.  I think he’d find a good example in Ehud Olmert.

Report: Olmert Agrees to Allow in 50,000 Arab ‘Refugees’

by Hillel Fendel (Israel National News)


Channel Ten reported Thursday night that in a private meeting between Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen, the two agreed that in the final-status agreement, Israel would withdraw from 92% of Judea and Samaria, including all the non-Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem.  It was also agreed that 50,000 “refugees from 1948” would enter and live in the State of Israel

That’s a lot of potential muhahideen, eh?  And continuing to harp, there is Hamas; their “Prime Minister” in Gaza reiterating the demand:

“A Palestinian state in the pre-1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital, the destruction of all the settlements, the release of all the Palestinian prisoners, the ‘right of return’ of all the Palestinian refugees, and continued adherence to the strategy of not giving up on even one inch of all of Palestine.”

In other words, give us our state in Gaza and Judea/Samaria, so we can continue in our attempts to utterly destroy Israel. 

Hamas:  Let me in, and I’ll burn your house down!

Olmert: Uh..don’t you mean “OR you’ll burn our house down?”. 

Hamas: No, I mean AND!

Olmert: Oh…uh…OK.

 On a happier note, also included in the article is a small history lesson for those willing to not be blind. 

Israel liberated Judea and Samaria during the Six Day War in 1967, capturing it, essentially, from no one. No country in the world, other than Great Britain and Pakistan, recognized Jordan’s control over Judea and Samaria between 1948 and 1967.

Oft-forgotten is the fact that the refugee problem was not caused by Israel, but by the Arab states.  “The Arab States encouraged the Palestine Arabs to leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies,” according to the Jordanian newspaper Filastin (February 19, 1949). 

Joan Peters, in her classic work “From Time Immemorial,” quotes (on page 13) an Arab-sponsored Institute for Palestine Studies finding that “the majority” of the Arab refugees in 1948 were not expelled, and that 68% left without seeing an Israeli soldier.

On April 27, 1950, the Arab National Committee of Haifa informed the Arab States: “The removal of the Arab inhabitants… was voluntary and was carried out at our request… The Arab delegation proudly asked for the evacuation of the Arabs and their removal to the neighboring Arab countries.”

Zuheir Muhsein, the late Military Department head of the PLO and member of its Executive Council, told the Dutch daily Trouw, March 1977, “The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity… Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people… to oppose Zionism.”

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What…no riots?

Posted by Godefroi on January 11, 2008

No death edicts? No screaming frothing hordes demanding blood and restitution? Why not?

Immodest Jesus statue riles Christians (UPI)

GATESHEAD, England, Jan. 11 (UPI) — A statue of Jesus with an erect penis on display in England is drawing fire from outraged Christian critics.

The Sun reported Friday that Christian groups have been horrified at the image, one of 74 works in Koh’s exhibit titled “Gone, Yet Still.”

“It’s the Lord Jesus Christ being humiliated, ridiculed and vilified,” declared Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice.

Green told the Sun he not only demanded the gallery take the statue down but also destroy it for good measure.

Destroy it, but not the “artist”? What is he thinking?

The answer is not clear from the story…the mystery remains.

Nod: Hot Air

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More Attacks on Free Speech

Posted by Godefroi on January 9, 2008

Yesterday I posted about the fiasco of Lionheart’s arrest in England…England of course being a bastion of rabid political correctness and disgraceful dhimmitude.

Today the issue is closer to home.  In Philadelpha, the cradle of our free Republic and our Constitution.  This is another example of an overbearing government entity stifling legitimate free speech, and as I said, should be a cause of serious concern to everyone.

Christian activist to be arraigned today for refusing to honor ‘free speech zone’

Allie Martin
OneNewsNow.com
January 9, 2008

The director of Christian activist group Repent America will be arraigned today in a Philadelphia courtroom on charges of unlawful preaching.

Michael Marcavage had been preaching to people on a public sidewalk outside the Liberty Bell Center this past October when he was arrested by officers from the National Park Service. The arrest came after he refused to move to a so-called “free-speech zone” across the street from the building housing the Liberty Bell.

The incident occurred during Repent America‘s annual pro-life evangelism tour, and according to Marcavage, he was just exercising his constitutional right to free speech.

“It’s a very dangerous case and another example of how our nation is headed down this path of destruction when people are not free to speak,” he cautions. “Then we find ourselves in a society in which we’re no longer enjoying the liberties God has bestowed upon our nation.” And it is ironic, he adds, that his right to free speech was challenged in Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom.

The chief ranger at the site told Marcavage that due to policy changes, freedom of religion and speech are prohibited anywhere on the public park grounds without a permit, and only then if in the free-speech zone.

What the hell is a “free-speech zone”?  Where, exactly, does the Constitution allow for selective application?  I thought the only “permit” needed for Constitutional protection was U.S. citizenship.

These are dangerous times for many, many reasons.

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Hell

Posted by Godefroi on January 8, 2008

That’s what Britain is turning into for anyone who is willing to speak out against the encroachment of Islamic supremacists’ ideologies into the Western world. It’s the favorite stopping place for libel tourists like Khalid bin Mahfouz in their efforts to stifle free criticism. Now there’s Lionheart, a blogger who’s going to be arrested for “stirring up racial hatred” with his anti-Islamist blog (this crime evidently based on his citations of Qur’an, interestingly enough – oh, and when was it that Islam become a race?).

This came to light 3 days ago, but I missed it ’til today. Nod: Always on Watch.

The terrible news about the upcoming arrest of Lionheart UK reached my inbox in the wee hours of Friday, January 4, 2008:

Hi AOW

I just wanted to let you know that I am being arrested by the British police because of my blog.

It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how this atrocious stupidity unfurls. How many other European bloggers are going to soften their criticism out of fear of their motherlands’ ruling bodies? Will it set a precedent for other supposedly free nations? Without question, this is one of the most important events involving freedom of speech and the press to occur in years.

He writes on his blog:

Who have I killed, who have I threatened to kill? No one, all I have done is written about my reality on a computer screen, and now I face going to prison in my own country for standing up for myself and others.

What has happened to those who threatened my life or who have killed my friends – NOTHING – This is British justice in the 21st Century – Shove your British Labour justice because it is worthless to the Englishman whose country this is, whose country you have destroyed.

If you are a blogger, writer, satirist, essayist, or anyone else with an opinion – whether or not you agree with his views (or mine for that matter) – you need to support Lionheart. Once a government can silence one critic, it can oppress them all – including YOU.

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New Temple Mount Restrictions

Posted by Godefroi on January 3, 2008

I got a comment here once saying that he (the commenter) was not in favor of allowing Israel to control the Temple Mount as he distrusted that Israel (or any national government) would allow free access to everyone to fulfill their religious observances.  Apparently he was right…Israel does limit free access – but it turns out that it’s JEWS who are not permitted religious freedom.  Who’da thunk it?

Olmert Gov’t Bans Jewish Prayer From Temple Mount

Craziness.

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter announced on Tuesday the government’s official policy regarding Jewish prayer on the site of the Holy Temple: “Jews may pray on their holiest site – but only in their heart; no lip-moving allowed.”

WTF?  Why in the world would the government decree that Jews can’t move their lips while praying?

Dichter explained that government policy on the Mount is dictated by the wish to ensure that bloodshed not occur

Uh, what was that again?

He said that Jews moving their lips in prayer on the Mount, which the Moslems have sanctified as their own, can be seen as a Jewish provocation that could lead to bloodshed.

Though the two had pledged not to perpetrate “group prayer” or “demonstrative prayer,” both of which have been banned for Jews at the Temple Mount, Dichter said that the “outer trappings” of private prayer – namely, moving of lips – render even that forbidden.  In his response to the MKs, Dichter noted that the only option for Jews who wish to pray on their most sacred site “is to exchange thoughts with his G-d in his heart.”

Two things stand out in this article.  First, this government (of Israel) is completely f’d up, and needs to get the hell out.  A couple weeks ago they stood by silently and allowed Hamas to broadcast from the Temple Mount, yet Jews can’t even move their lips?!?

Secondly, that Israel would enact such a law out of fear of violence and bloodshed speaks loud and clear (or at least it SHOULD) to the world that Islam is without question NOT a “religion of peace”, but rather one of aggression and vengeance.

Read more here.  Disgraceful.

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Statistics are depressing

Posted by Godefroi on December 18, 2007

Especially this kind.

The correlation is even clearer when the aid of one year is superimposed on the homicides of a year later:

Bad Aid

In brief, each $1.25 million or so of budgetary support aid translates into a death within the year.


The Palestinian record fits a broader pattern, as noted by Jean-Paul Azam and Alexandra Delacroix in a 2006 article, “Aid and the Delegated Fight Against Terrorism.” They found “a pretty robust empirical result showing that the supply of terrorist activity by any country is positively correlated with the amount of foreign aid received by that country” – i.e., the more foreign aid, the more terrorism.

Our feckless leadership has pledged $550 MILLION to the PLO/PA. In all, donors in Paris have pledged $7.4 BILLION for the next three years to the Palestinians. If the math holds, then the hit money has been ponied up for 5,920 victims, 440 of which can be credited to the good ol’ U.S.A.

I’m so proud (Yes, Condi, I’m looking at YOU).

Nod: Townhall

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