Donald Trump in trouble for saying what most Muslim states actually do

December 15th, 2015 by ilyameyer

Hypocrisy is plumbing new depths.

Think what you will about Donald Trump’s remarks that the US ought not to allow any more Muslims to enter the USA.

Donald Trump has always courted controversy, and on this issue there are those who agree with him owing to what is perceived as a massive US security problem, and there are those who say that these are the words and discriminatory attitudes of a dyed-in-the-wool racist.

This latter is interesting – the notion that keeping people out of your country because of their ethnicity and/or religion is racist behaviour.

Because here’s a question to the international community – prominent among them being the leaders of some of the most vicious anti-Semitic Islamist regimes in the world – who harshly criticise Trump’s remarks:

Where is your equally indignant outcry over the fact that Saudi Arabia – currently chair of the UN’s Human Rights Council – will not allow Israelis into the country? More than that, Saudi Arabia has also tried barring all Jews from entering the country but was forced to reluctantly back down because quite a few high-ranking US diplomats are in fact Jews. More so, in Saudi Arabia, no churches or temples or synagogues are allowed, and religious books whether Christian or Jewish are confiscated at the border. More than that, Saudi Arabia has roads – public highways – that are barred to non-Muslims. Read that again: Saudi Arabia, which calls Donald Trump an anti-Muslim racist, cheerfully imposes apartheid on the basis of both nationality and religion.

With nary a word of criticism from all those international leaders currently expressing indignation over Donald Trump’s words.


Wheels of Love 2015

November 19th, 2015 by ilyameyer

1.75 million dollars. And counting.

That’s what we raised this year on behalf of Alyn Children’s Hospital and Rehab Center.

We were a total of 550 cyclists from a dozen countries who went to Israel to take part in a 5-day cycling event – Wheels of Love 2015 – to  raise funds for the hospital.

130 of us were on the On-Road Route – a tough but thoroughly enjoyable ride of anything up to 90 km a day with elevation gains of 1000-1200 metres daily. Such as from Tiberias at 230 metres below sea level, to Katzrin on the Golan Heights at an altitude of about 380 metres above sea level – with several downhill gradients on the way to increase the accumulated elevation gain.

It was a wonderful event, my first time ever. There were veterans who had done it many times before, and the spirit of friendship and good humour was unbeatable.

Here are some photographic highlights of the trip. Can’t wait for next year’s ride!

Praying for a change of heart among the racists

November 13th, 2015 by ilyameyer