Posts Tagged ‘Barack Hussein Obama’

The invisible, non-existent threat that nobody will talk about

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Sunni Muslim terrorists are battling Shia Muslim terrorists in Lebanon.

Sunni Muslim ISIL terrorists are attacking Shia Muslim terrorists in Syria.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are fighting Shia Muslim civilians in Iraq.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are threatening Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Al Shabab Muslim terrorists have just attacked civilian Christian Kenyans.

Boko Haram Muslim terrorists recently abducted more than 200 mostly Christian girls in Nigeria, followed by a further 40 abductions. The girls’ whereabouts are still not known.

Hamas/Islamic Jihad Muslim terrorists recently kidnapped three Jewish schoolboys near Hebron – the boys’ whereabouts are still not known.

Iranian Shia Muslim forces have now invaded the eastern part of Muslim Iraq.

The Iranian Shia regime routinely hangs gays and political dissidents from cranes in public squares. The Shia Muslim Religious Police publicly flog women whose dress does not conform to the male police officers’ expectations of modesty.

The Muslim Taliban in Afghanistan are slowly, inexorably returning that desperate country back to the Middle Ages, with girls forbidden to engage in the crime of education and women banned from being seen in public.

Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia bans women from driving, and no religion other than Islam is allowed to be practised in that country. In addition, there are roads on which non-Muslims are banned from driving. Take a moment to read that again: there are roads – stretches of black tarmac – that that are forbidden to people who are not of the Muslim faith. Saudi Arabia is a member state of the UN Human Rights Council…

In majority-Sunni Muslim Egypt, the 10 million strong Coptic Christian minority is routinely discriminated, killed, raped and beaten into subjugation.

In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christianity and part of the territory ruled by the Sunni Muslim regime of Mahmud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, the Christian population has dwindled from about 80 percent to 15 percent in the past couple of decades.

In the Gaza Strip, where the genocidal Sunni Muslim Hamas organisation holds power, Christians are routinely murdered and raped into submission, and when Israel left that territory even the bodies of dead Jews had to be dug up are reburied in Israel to satisfy the racist demands of the Islamist group, which refused to have its soil “polluted” by Jews, even dead ones.

As for Sunni Muslim Somalia, there’s no point in even beginning to open that subject.

The list goes on and on. I’m pretty sure there is a red thread in there somewhere, something that links all these human rights horrors together, but I can’t quite see it.

Meantime, I feel relaxed by US President Obama’s assurances that whatever dire state the world may be in, at least with the Religion of Peace, Islam, everyone lives under terms of equality and strict adherence to human rights.

It is also reassuring to know that when three Israeli Jewish schoolchildren are kidnapped by Sunni Hamas/Islamic Jihad militants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is clear-sighted enough to demand that the Jewish state should “exercise restraint” in its operation to safely recover the illegally abducted teenagers.

And on the interfaith dialogue front, it is good to hear that while at the Vatican for a joint prayer meeting with the Pope last week, the Muslim imam recited the traditional prayer from the Second Sura in the Koran in which Allah is implored to “grant victory over the infidel”. While the Pope – on his own home turf – sat immobile and commented neither then nor afterwards.

In all this we can at least say that what some undiscerning people in the West mistakenly term aggressive Islamism does not exist, is not a threat, and does not affect either the majority peace-loving and law-abiding Muslims or anyone else of any other faith.

And that is good to know.

Relax - Barack Obama, Catherine Ashton and Ban Ki-Moon have your backs. No worries then.

The diplomacy of bullies and double-standards

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The diplomacy of bullies and double-standards

Private conversation overheard over an open mike:

President 1:

I can’t stand him. He’s a liar.”

President 2:

You’re sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day.”

All spoken privately but accidentally broadcast over an open mike. President 1 was Nicolas Sarkozy, the head of state of France, and President 2 was Barack Hussein Obama, the current incumbent in the Oval Office.

There were no calls for either president to issue a public apology, despite their immature behaviour and their contemptible breach of diplomatic niceties.

Now fast-forward a couple of years.

Defence Minister:

(The Foreign Secretary) has come to us determined and is acting out of an incomprehensible obsession and a messianic feeling – (he) cannot teach me a single thing about the conflict … The only thing that can save us is if (he) wins the Nobel Prize and leaves us alone … The security plan is not worth the paper it is written on.”

All said in a private conversation eavesdropped by someone who immediately broadcast what he had overheard.

Response: Fierce insistence on an immediate, public and written apology from the Defence Minister.

To read the entire article, visit the Times of Israel where it was first published on January 14, 2014.

Review: Demonizing Israel and the Jews

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Demonizing Israel and the Jews” is a new book published in 2013 by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld.

No commentary on the Middle East, Israel, Zionism or Jews is ever really up-to-date.

For the simple reason that events in the Middle East have a tendency to take place at such a fast pace that yesterday’s clinical analysis is today’s outdated report.

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, former Chairman of the Board of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, is therefore to be commended. He does not claim to have produced a definitive analysis of the situation facing Israel and world Jewry. Rather, he offers a penetrating insight into how local events, regional attitudes and global perceptions impact our understanding of the Jewish state and of Jews in general.

All seen through the eyes of individuals in various countries and walks of life throughout the world.

The views expressed present Jewish, Christian and Muslim perspectives. They are secular, religious and anywhere in between. They span Asia, Europe and the Americas. They discuss legal niceties, ethical dilemmas and psychological analysis. They deal with the taboo subject of Muslims driving out Christians from the birthplace of Christianity in territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority – a practice known as ethnic cleansing. They touch down on media distortion and the role of purportedly non-governmental organizations that somehow seem to have considerable governmental funding from certain EU (and other) member states. Anti-Semitism, terrorism and the Holocaust all figure.

This highly interesting work is presented in the form of 57 short interviews with detailed references, each presentation two to four pages long and each providing a clear snapshot of a country, a culture, an attitude.

As recent events in the Middle East relegate US President Barack Hussein Obama to the sidelines and catapult Russian President Vladimir Putin to the political and strategic forefront, the future of the Middle East is front and center in everyone’s mind. It is difficult to overstate the case – President Obama appears to have squandered the USA’s moral, economic and strategic might and has succeeded in elevating a crushed former rival, Russia, to the pinnacle of power. As always, Israel is the sole stable political entity in the Middle East. The Jewish state consistently remains a morally driven democracy, a multicultural and diverse melting-pot of ethnicities, religions, political credos and not just a regional but indeed a global economic powerhouse.

Not least thanks to its massive recent natural-gas finds and discussions on an intermodal ship-rail link from the Red Sea port of Eilat to the Mediterranean coast port of Ashdod, should talks with the Chinese on its construction reach fruition. Such a link would virtually bypass the increasingly troubled Egypt and its Suez Canal. All in all, there is a very real prospect of a major regional, economic, strategic and political realignment, should the US continue to lose ground and major powers such as Russia, China and India continue their surge into prominence. The lynchpin, as so often, seems to be Israel. And where Israel is concerned, so too are Jews.

Dr Gerstenfeld’s book is all the more remarkable for taking a step back from these and other unfolding current events, focusing instead on the cultures and perspectives that are shaping attitudes to the Jewish state of Israel and Jews in general.

Demonizing Israel and the Jews” ought to be compulsory reading in every embassy the world over. A complementary copy ought to be sent to the White House. The Kremlin already appears to have internalized the contents of the book and the frightening glimpses it affords.