Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Turkey - Downed jet was flying with another plane: CHP deputy.





Turkey - Downed jet was flying with another plane: CHP deputy.(HD).A Turkish jet downed June 22 was flying in tandem with another aircraft when Syrian forces took it down, according to Republican People Party (CHP) deputy Orhan Düzgün. Düzgün demanded that the government reveal the nationality of the accompanying jet, which "Hatay locals saw with their naked eyes." "There were two planes flying. The fate of that second plane remains unknown. The government now denies the existence of a plane clearly seen by the people of Hatay," Düzgün said. "The key to solving this issue is [the second jet]. Who did it belong to and what was it doing over there?" Düzgün asked. The second jet belonged to a NATO member but further information on its country of origin has not been provided by official sources, Düzgün said. Hmmmm......Flashback - June 22 MFS - The Other News: DamPress and other Syrian news agencies reported at 16:00 local time Friday that TWO military aircraft infiltrated Syrian airspace over Latakia and broke the sound barrier while flying low in threatening formation. One was hit by Syrian anti-air fire and the second escaped.Read the full story here.

RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 1.





RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 1.(CNet).Comcast, Time Warner, and Verizon are among the ISPs preparing to implement a graduated response to piracy by July, says the music industry's chief lobbyist.The country's largest Internet service providers haven't given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops. CNET broke the news last June that the RIAA and counterparts at the trade group for the big film studios, had managed to get the deal through--with the help of the White House.
  Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet about their antipiracy measures. But during a panel discussion before a gathering of U.S. publishers here today, Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, said most of the participating ISPs are on track to begin implementing the program by July 1. "Each ISP has to develop their infrastructure for automating the system," Sherman said. They need this "for establishing the database so they can keep track of repeat infringers, so they know that this is the first notice or the third notice. Every ISP has to do it differently depending on the architecture of its particular network. Some are nearing completion and others are a little further from completion."
The program, commonly referred to as "graduated response," requires that ISPs send out one or two educational notices to those customers who are accused of downloading copyrighted content illegally. If the customer doesn't stop, the ISP is then asked to send out "confirmation notices" asking that they confirm they have received notice. At that time, the accused customers will also be informed of the risks they incur if they don't stop pirating material. If the customer is flagged for pirating again, the ISP can then ratchet up the pressure. Participating ISPs can choose from a list of penalties, or what the RIAA calls "mitigation measures," which include throttling down the customer's connection speed and suspending Web access until the subscriber agrees to stop pirating. Read the full story here.

Decision to list Arab Americans as ‘minority’ postponed 30 days to late July.





Decision to list Arab Americans as ‘minority’ postponed 30 days to late July.(AA).The decision to enlist members of the Arab American business community as socially or economically disadvantaged has been postponed by a business development agency hearing the case. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the largest grassroots civil rights organizations in the United States for Arab Americans, was expecting the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to make a final verdict on whether Arab American business people can be categorized as a minority on Wednesday, but the decision was postponed.
The date has been moved up 30 days to late July,” said Abed Ayoub, Legislative Director of ADC, in an email to Al Arabiya. Groups that are eligible for MBDA services included Hasidic Jews, Asian Pacific Americans and Asian Indians who have eligible for assistance from the MBDA. If ADC’s petition passes through, more grants and funding will be funneled to the Arab American business community. There will also be more contracts for the community that can be applied on the federal, local and state levels, Fay Beydoun, Executive Director of Arab American Chamber of Commerce, told Al Arabiya. “It is a great move, we hope [the petition] goes through,” she said. “It will give more support to Arab Americans.”Ayoub said that discrimination in the workplace can halt deserved promotions to people of Arab descent in the U.S. and cited examples of how Arab doctors, lawyers can lose patients and clients, warning that discrimination has led Arab Americans to pursue their business in more Arab-concentrated areas such as Michigan, leading to the “Ghettoization of the Arab community.” ADC’s petition is full of details and descriptions on how the Arab community is as a distinct one whether in their skin color, food habits and music, and how the group has had faced discrimination ever since their migration to the U.S. in the 19th century. “Arab Americans have suffered long-term, chronic discrimination and prejudice in American society,” states the petition.Read the full story here.

Iranian game encourages execution of Salman Rushdie fatwa



Iranian game encourages execution of Salman Rushdie fatwa.(TD).By Brendan Kelly.First-person shooters have been asking gamers to gun down Middle Eastern ‘terrorists’ for some time, but now an Iranian video game under development is taking the opposite approach.
As reported by The Guardian, a video game, entitled The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of his Verdict, is being developed by the Islamic Association of Students and was announced yesterday at Iran’s International Computer Games Expo.Details about the game are sketchy, but the title seems pretty self-explanatory – implement the fatwa.Salman Rushdie was targeted by Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, who issued a fatwa against the writer in 1989 after the publication of his novel the Satanic Verses.Director of the Students Association Ahmad Khalili says that video game development in Iran is often difficult, but coming up with ideas such as this was the easy part.
"We don’t usually have any problems with initial thoughts and ideas but when it comes to the actual point of production we experience delays,” he told a local news agency.

Iranian officials have worried in the past that their country has been the target of a cultural war through western novels, films, television and video games.Another Students Association member, Mohammad-Taqi Fakhrian, says producing Iranian-made video games is one way to help ensure that cultural saturation does not take place.

"We felt we should find a way to introduce our third and fourth generation to the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and its importance,” he told another local agency.Hmmmm.....To be found in Which Canadian Embassy?See earlier post today.Read the full story here.

Meet Egypt's First 'Veiled' Lady.





Meet Egypt's First 'Veiled' Lady.(Albawaba).Apparently it’s still not enough for a woman in politics to be an activist, to assist in a successful election campaign and to look after her family: she also has to live up to the stylish expectations of her skeptical public.
Najla has tried to distance herself as much as possible from the former big-spending first lady, Suzanne Mubarak. There are some obvious physical discrepancies between the two: Suzanne Mubarak was most often seen in a tailored pant-suit, where as Najla is a more traditional dresser.
So far we have only seen her in the Islamic head veil - fitting for the wife of an Islamist you might think - but the critics are already saying she’s not fit to represent Egypt abroad in her current apparel.
Last week, a photo of Najla began circulating on the internet showing her donning the conservative Islamic Khimar, a type of veil that covers the hair and falls loosely below the chest.
Egyptian netizens were brutal, posting comments like “She looks unpresentable with the cape or drapes uniform.
And: “It’s great to have a 1st lady who hasn’t the faintest idea about progressive women’s rights.”

Najla Mahmoud, Egypt’s new First Lady, was born in Cairo in 1962. She is Mohammad Morsi's first cousin from her maternal side and married the new president in1979: the couple has four sons and a daughter together.
As a young woman, she joined the Muslim Brotherhood in the US, where she lived with her husband while he studied at the University of Southern California.
She has been an active member of the Brotherhood for many years alongside running multiple charity projects, particularly in the field of education and working as a translator at the same time.Following the momentous election victory of Mohammed Morsi on Sunday, the family moved into the presidential palace. Najla previously told Egypt Today that she didn’t want to live in the former Mubarak house and would look instead for a place in Cairo’s fifth district, where she could entertain visitors more readily.
According to a recent interview in one of the Egyptian papers, she does not even like the title of ‘First Lady’ saying," Islam taught us that the next president, is the first servant of Egypt, this means that his wife is also the servant of Egypt. Any title that has been forced upon us must be gone with, it should disappear from my political and social dictionary".But Najla sees herself first and foremost as a mother: in a rare interview with the Egyptian press she told the reporter she preferred to be called ‘Em Ahmed’ (mother of Ahmed) above any other title.Hmmmm......Can't wait to see her 'Shine' as a guest Next to Michelle at the White House.Read the full story here.More here.

Founding National Myths & Fabricating Palestinian History


Founding National Myths & Fabricating Palestinian History.(MiddleEastForum).By David Bukay.

Middle East Quarterly
Summer 2012, pp. 23-30 (view PDF).
The vast literature proving the historic Jewish connection to the Land of Israel has been extensively manipulated and distorted as part of the Palestinian politics of nationalism. Propaganda, indoctrination, and socialization, both domestically and internationally, are essential parts of the strategy and tactics of asserting Palestinian nationhood and statehood. By appropriating to themselves the values, traditions, and historical facts that belong to the Jews, Palestinians have managed to fabricate a "legitimate" history and political traditions out of nothing while denying those of Israel.

The Palestinian Nation-building Strategy.


Nation-building often involves the invention of foundation myths although these normally require a certain relationship to historic facts, however tenuous. Palestinian leaders, under the leadership of Yasser Arafat and his successors, adopted a different tack: stealing the enemy's heritage, history, and values, and denying its legitimacy as a people and a state. The Palestinian objectives are to disqualify Israel's historical standing and to inherit its belongings by delegitimizing and even dehumanizing its national identity and personality.

Palestinian tactics are simple yet sophisticated: preaching and dispersing lies and distortions of reality. History proves that the bigger the lie and the more common its reiteration, the more it is accepted as authentic and genuine. Moreover, most people are unwilling to accept the idea that an entire national leadership would dare to totally distort and fabricate history in full. Part of the Palestinians' success in doing so is also due to the fact that most people do not know the history of the Land of Israel and of Jerusalem.

Usurping the Jewish, Biblical, and Christian Pasts.

Rewriting the history of the Land of Israel by erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian history is a central goal of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and something that the early generations of Palestinian leaders, including the notorious Hajj Amin Husseini, who led the Palestinian Arabs to their 1948 defeat, dared not do. This fictitious history, which ignores all historical documentation and established historical methods, is based on systematic distortions of both ancient and modern history with the aim of denying Israel's right to exist.
The Palestinian leaders claim lineage from ancient history, describing the Canaanites as their direct ancestors.[1] In the words of the PA president Mahmoud Abbas: "We said to him [Netanyahu], when he claimed the Jews have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E., we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history. This is the truth that must be said: Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history."[2]
According to Palestinian Authority historians, the Palestinian people has been living in Palestine for over seven thousand years.[3] Another claim states that Palestinians were in the land since the beginning of creation.[4] According to Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians have roots in this land originating from earlier than 7500 B.C.E.[5] Arab villages have allegedly existed since the days of the Canaanites.[6] The "Arab" Canaanites supposedly established ports on the coast of Canaan, known today as Palestine, and Jaffa is said to have been one of the cities whose Canaanite origins later invaders failed to erase.[7] Overall, the Palestinian people claim to be rooted in the region for thousands of years and long before Israel.[8]
According to this argument, some 6,000 years ago, the Palestinians of Canaan created a great civilization that, like the sun, was producing light and shining it on human beings as the Islamic religious basis of the world.[9] Palestinian scholars and media have touted the claim that the Palestinian Arab nation has been rooted in its land for thousands of years since the human settlement of the "Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite" city of Jericho—the oldest city in the history of human civilization. In their claim, the history and heritage of Jericho confirm the Arab-Palestinian-Canaanite narrative concerning the entire Palestinian land, from the sea to the river, and negate the false Zionist narrative. Jericho allegedly proves that the Palestinian nation is the most ancient and earliest of all, whose roots are the most deeply dug into history.[10]
Palestinians also declared themselves to have been the center of historical events and peoples found in the Bible in the form of the Edomites, Amorites, Midianites, Amalekites, Ibrahim bin Azar (biblical Abraham), and al-Khadir (Prophet Elijah).[11] In the view of the Palestinian ambassador to India, Adli Sadeq, to ignore the existence of the Palestinian people and its rights reflects a logic that mocks intelligence, culture, and the Bible itself, in which Palestine and its people are mentioned more than 250 times.[12] Of course, the term Palestine appears nowhere in the Bible. The assertion that the Palestinians are descended from the biblical Jebusites, who, according to the Bible, were the original inhabitants of Jerusalem, has also been frequently made.[13]
To claim that Palestinians are the original inhabitants of the Land of Israel not only goes against secular history and scientific knowledge, but it also flies in the face of Islamic religious history. Not only do the Islamic scriptures recognize the unique Jewish claims to the Land of Israel, but there is no reference whatsoever to any Palestinian people dwelling on any land called Filastin during any part of Islamic history until the twentieth century. The term Jund Filastin was used to describe a military district of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates and had no ethnic or national significance until the twentieth century.
The Qur'an declares that the Jews are the chosen people, exalted among the nations of the world.[14] It clearly declares the Jews (Bani Israil) as the only owners of the Land of Israel, which is al-Ard al-Muqaddasah; al-Ard al-Mubarakah; Ard Bani Israil (the sacred land; the blessed land; the land of the People of Israel), and they are not allowed to leave it, for otherwise they will be punished:[15] "It is the promise of God, and God does not go back on his promise."[16] The Qur'an goes on to acknowledge that the Jewish first and second kingdoms existed but states that they were punished by God.[17] Arab ownership of Palestine is also critically connected to exegesis on the Qur'anic description of Muhammad's Night Journey from Mecca to the "furthest mosque," which is juxtaposed with a verse on the destroyed Temple of the Israelites.[18] The existence of that temple, however, though it had been acknowledged by officials of the Islamic religious endowment authority (waqf ) in their publicity materials from the 1920s and 1950s,[19] was famously denied by Arafat in an exchange with U.S. president Bill Clinton.[20]
Another Palestinian tactic is aimed at co-opting Christianity. For the PA leaders, Jesus is defined as a Palestinian who preached Islam, thus denying not only Jewish history and Christian legitimacy but also strengthening ancient Palestinian history. According to this narrative, Jesus was a Muslim prophet,[21] like all other Jewish-born figures,[22] who was born in Bethlehem, lived in Nazareth, and moved to Jerusalem.[23] Therefore, Jesus the messiah is a Palestinian par excellence, the son of Mary the Palestinian.[24] The Virgin Mary, the woman of love and peace, is of the nation of Palestine, whose roots are grounded in the depths of history.[25] Jesus is a shahid, a holy martyr of Islam, the only Palestinian prophet, and the first Palestinian shahid who was tortured in this land.[26]

Denying the Jewish Connection.

In the official Palestinian narrative, the Palestinian people are authentic and indigenous while it is the Israelis who are the foreigners, invented, and sown in a land that is not theirs.[27] According to Nabil Alqam, a PA historian, the Israeli state concerns itself with cultural theft and with stealing, distorting, and erasing the Palestinian heritage, which has a historical depth of 4,000 to 5,000 years. The state of Israel attempts to steal Palestinian symbols and to create a fake Israeli identity.[28] In his book, Jerusalem, City of Allah, Yunes Amr, president of the al-Quds Open University, claims to disprove all Israeli connections and the history of the Jewish presence in Palestine, both historically and linguistically, by exposing the falsification of facts and affirming that the Palestinians are Arab Canaanites indigenous to the land.[29]
Throughout Palestinian media and education, all Israeli cities and areas are featured as Palestinian in origin, including Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa, Safed, Tiberias, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Kiryat Shmonah, and the Negev. These are the "Palestinian homeland" or "occupied Palestine."[30] Instilling these assertions and psychological worldview as facts among youth and in the political arena requires a multilevel process of socialization and indoctrination, beginning with the education system. Reinforcement is constant and all-pervasive: Palestine is continually represented as an area of 27,000 sq km, and an overwhelming Palestinian majority believes this is the truth.[31]
The Palestinians also portray Israelis of today as having no genetic, religious, cultural, or historical connections to the Jews of the past, who are supposed to have disappeared long ago. Issam Sissalem of the Islamic University in Gaza further claims that the biblical Hebrew tribes were in fact Bedouin. As such they were Arab tribes, and there is no connection between them and today's Israeli Jews, who are the descendents of Eurasian Khazars who converted to Judaism. The original Hebrew tribes were erased and ceased to exist, leaving no traces.[32] Likewise, Jarir al-Qudwa, once educational advisor to Arafat, holds that the Israelites of the Bible were not only Arab tribes but were among the purest. Fathi Buzia, a PA political commentator, argues that Europe, led by Britain, founded Israel, creating and implanting a thieving, fabricated entity upon the Palestinian land, in order to get rid of Jews at home.[33]
Israelis are described as religious groups of imposters who were never Jews but part of a Zionist plot to occupy Palestinian lands and steal the Palestinian identity and cultural heritage. This is derided as the greatest crime ever committed against humanity with the aim of the Judaization of Palestine.[34] Even the Hebrew language is said to be stolen from Palestinian Aramaic.[35] The Israeli state creates "false names" for sites to "erase the Palestinian facts." It steals everything it lays its hands on "by means of terror," including music, food, clothing, and folk traditions, even falafel and humus.[36] All the territory held by the state of Israel is occupied, and the Palestinians will not compromise on it.[37]
In the light of this, Palestinian commentators demand that Zionists must acknowledge publicly before the world that Jews have no connection to Palestinian Arab land. Zionist history is nothing more than invention and falsification, constituting a crude form of colonialism.[38] Zionists are trying to create a fake history at the expense of a real Palestinian history so as to steal the history and the culture of the Palestinians.[39]

The Palestinian "Nation's" Modern Foundations.

The alleged Zionist process of theft and usurpation is, in fact, precisely the official Palestinian policy toward Jewish history.
The paradoxical fact is that Palestinian nationalism effectively owes its creation to Zionism, the Jewish national movement.[40] Stimulated partially by the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the search for Arab national identities, the main lines of Palestinian nationalism developed during the 1920s and 1930s in reaction to and in contrast with Zionism.
Though Palestinians claim descent from Canaanites, the fact is that there has never been any historical Palestinian state, nor any indigenous political system and institutions. The Land of Israel witnessed many conquerors over the course of its history, but in the last two thousand years since most of the people of Israel went into exile—albeit not without leaving an uninterrupted presence in the land—it was not the home of any indigenous political entity. Not only has there never been a Palestinian state and a Palestinian people, but there were no other political entities besides those established by invading forces, such as the crusading statelets or district capitals created by Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs.
Most of the population now known as Palestinian descended from migrants originating from the surrounding Arab countries and from local Bedouins. Many migrated in waves from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. Others were imported by the Ottoman Empire and by the British for infrastructure and agricultural projects, or migrated to the region following Zionist economic success, which produced a staggering population growth.[41] Palestinians are perhaps the newest of all peoples, comprising many scattered groups. In fact, in origin they are more Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese, and mainly Bedouin, than Palestinian.
Perhaps the most conspicuous fact regarding the novelty of the Palestinian nation is that when it was within their power, the Arab leaders never seriously sought to create a Palestinian state during the 1940s, and after the establishment of the State of Israel, from 1948 until 1967, when the West Bank and Gaza were under Egyptian and Jordanian direct rule. Moreover, during that time all Arab leaders referred to the Palestinian issue as a refugee problem. They did not call for the creation of a Palestinian state for the Palestinian nation. Even after the 1967 Six-Day War, United Nations Resolution 242 of November 22, 1967, mentions only "refugees," not even "Arab refugees"—let alone a Palestinian people and a Palestinian state.[42] Calls in earnest for a Palestinian state did not begin in the United Nations or elsewhere until the late 1960s or the early 1970s.[43]
Even today, as all Arab states pay lip service to the idea of a Palestinian state, and Palestinian leaders are treated as equals by their Arab counterparts, it is far from clear that a Palestinian state is a real priority. If the Palestinians are a people today, they are indeed a new invention. However, do they deserve a state? Establishment of a Palestinian state would rightly open the floodgates for the creation of numerous states based on both new and old national identities. The Kurds and the Berbers, for example, have lived for centuries in the Middle East. They are distinct and ancient peoples that were not invented in the full light of history, but unfortunately, their existence does not translate automatically into statehood. If it did, such a process of granting statehood to all peoples would begin to unravel the fabric of the modern Arab world. Arab leaders, especially under pressure from the Arab upheavals of 2011 show no enthusiasm for this.

What Do Palestinians Want?

The important question is what Palestinians really want. What are the Palestinians' political objectives, and how do they wish to realize them? All their leaders' declarations and policies clearly show that they have never moderated their primary objective, which is to eliminate the State of Israel. From the Abadan ("never") rhetoric of the 1920s through 1948 to Arafat's "phased strategy," adopted at the June 1974 Palestinian National Congress,[44] Palestinians still lay claim to a land "from the river to the sea." Palestinians appear unwilling to compromise, to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, or to accept an Israeli state on any territory they call Filastin.
It is also evident that Palestinian political evolution is closely tied to Israel's territorial and political development in two continuous phases. The first emerged after Israel's independence in 1948 and differentiated the Palestinians as a social group of Arab refugees, also called "Palestine Arabs," and lacking obvious cultural, social, or political characteristics that distinguished them from their Arab kin, who largely reviled them. The second phase developed after the 1967 Six-Day War; Palestinians then became a political group seeking to develop a national identity during the period of global anti-imperial and anti-colonial ferment. But even as a Palestinian national identity has been developed and marketed, it is overwhelmingly founded on the negation of its rival, namely Jewish and Israeli identity, rather than on positive attributes or real history.
Given this, how have Palestinians been so successful in disseminating their message in the international arena? What brings them the overwhelming political and financial support at the expense of so many nations and other peoples, such as the Kurds and the Berbers, who are denied the chance to establish a state?[45]
Part of the answer is perhaps the Palestinians' sophisticated ploy of telling all players what they want to hear. In the international arena, the Palestinians emphasize the ideologies of post-colonialism, post-modernism, and multiculturalism. They depict themselves as the victims of colonial Zionism that has stolen their land and express the wish to establish Palestine as a small or even a multicultural state.[46] In Europe, where there is a high level of guilt and remorse about its own colonialist past, the Palestinians depict Israel as the last remnant of the bygone European colonialist era and directly blame Europe for the creation of the Jewish state.[47] Israel is accused of occupying the land that belongs solely to the Palestinian people, and worse, Israel is accused of perpetuating Nazi methods and committing genocide against the Palestinians.[48] These Palestinian accusations are supported by European intellectuals and leftists who feel remorse about the colonial era and who do not wish to be reminded any further about the Nazi atrocities.
In the United States, where many feel guilt and remorse over historic racism, the Palestinians depict Israel as a racist state, which treats them in the same way as African Americans were treated.[49] For human rights organizations, Israel is a cruel occupier that violates all human rights and freedoms of the Palestinians.[50] In world public opinion, Israel is depicted as an oppressive society that perpetuates systematic extermination and ethnic cleansing.[51] And to Palestinians and other Muslims, the prospect of a Palestinian state is represented as the creation of another proud Arab or pious Muslim state.
The question remains why the international community accepts the Palestinians' claims regarding their fabricated past and the corresponding negation of the Jews. Oil, ignorance, anti-Semitism, and a politically correct unwillingness to offer any challenge to such falsehoods, all play a role. Still, it is difficult to recall a time in modern history when one group of people openly expressed such visceral animosity and hatred and declared its eagerness to eliminate a neighboring state and its people while the international arena ignored and, in fact, enabled and legitimized it.

Conclusion

Palestinian Arabs, as opposed to Arabic-speaking residents, have not been in the area west of the Jordan River from the Islamic occupation, from the Ottoman Empire, or even from British rule since 1917. No Palestinian state has ever existed, and so, no Palestinian people has ever been robbed of its land. There is no language or dialect known as Palestinian; there is no Palestinian culture distinct from that of surrounding Arab ones; and there has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians at any time in history. For these reasons, Palestinians have been driven to fabricate a past by denying and expropriating that of Jews and Israel.
Only after the Palestinian leadership comes to terms with Israel's legitimacy and recognizes it as a Jewish state can one begin discussing the emergence of a Palestinian state that lives in peace beside the State of Israel.
David Bukay is a lecturer at the School of Political Science in the University of Haifa.
[1] All references from Palestinian Authority media are taken from Palestinian Media Watch.
[2] Palestinian al-Fath TV, May 14, 2011.
[3] Al-Ayyam (Ramallah), Sept. 11, 2006.
[4] Palestinian al-Fath TV, July 25, 2004.
[5] Al-Hayat al-Jadida (Ramallah), July 3, 2010.
[6] Ibid., Dec. 3, 2010.
[7] Palestinian al-Fath TV, repeatedly from 2005-07.
[8] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Mar. 17, 2009, Dec. 11, 2011.
[9] Palestinian al-Fath TV, Feb. 20, 2011.
[10] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2010.
[11] Ibid., July 8, 2011.
[12] Ibid., Nov. 18, 2005, Dec. 19, 2011.
[13] David Wenkel, "Palestinians, Jebusites, and Evangelicals," Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2007, pp. 49-56.
[14] Qur: al-Baqarah, 2:47; ad-Dukhan, 44:32.
[15] Qur: al-Maidah, 5:21; al-A'araf, 7:137; Bani Israil, 17:104.
[16] Qur: ar-Rum, 30:6.
[17] Qur: Bani Israil, 17:104-7.
[18] Ibid., 17: 1, 7.
[19] Philip Mattar, "The Role of the Mufti of Jerusalem in the Political Struggle over the Western Wall, 1928-1929," Middle Eastern Studies, Jan. 1983, pp. 104-18; Muhammad Amin al-Husseini, Haqa'ik An Qadiyat Filastin (Cairo: n.p., 1957), pp. 115-9.
[20] See Yitzhak Reiter, Jerusalem and Its Role in Islamic Solidarity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 1-2.
[21] Qur: al-Imran, 3:51-2; an-Nisa, 4:171; al-Maidah, 5:111.
[22] Qur: al-Baqarah, 2:127-8, 133; al-Imran, 3:84; Yunus, 10:71-2, 84.
[23] Palestinian al-Fath TV, Apr. 21, 2006; al-Hayat al-Jadida, Mar. 9, Oct. 28, 2006.
[24] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Nov. 18, 2005; Palestinian al-Fath TV, May 12, 2009.
[25] ,com.Palvoice Mar. 17, 2010.
[26] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, June 24, Dec. 11, 2000, June 17, 2005, Oct. 28, 2006, Apr. 30, Nov. 18, 2008; Palestinian al-Fath TV, June 9, Dec. 24, 2009.
[27] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2011.
[28] Palestinian al-Fath TV, Oct. 22, 2009.
[29] Al-Ayyam, Apr. 7, 2009.
[30] Palestinian al-Fath TV, Apr. 11, June 14, 24, Sept. 2, Nov. 1, 2011; al-Hayat al-Jadida, Jan. 31, June 17, 20, 2011.
[31] Palestinian al-Fath TV, May 16, June 11, 25, July 5, Aug. 12, 13, 19, 2010.
[32] Ibid., July 25, 2004.
[33] Ibid., June 17, 2009.
[34] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Apr. 4, May 26, 2011; Palestinian al-Fath TV, May 23, 2011.
[35] Palestinian al-Fath TV, Dec. 7, 2010, Feb. 8, July 15, 2011; al-Hayat al-Jadida, May 15, July 1, 2011.
[36] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Dec. 16, 2010, Apr. 4, May 16, July 5, Dec. 8, 2011; Palestinian al-Fath TV, Dec. 23, 2010.
[37] Al-Hayat al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2011.
[38] Ibid., May 27, 2011.
[39] Palestinian al-Fath TV, May 23, 2011.
[40] Daniel Pipes, "Mirror Image: How the PLO Mimics Zionism," National Interest, Fall 1994; idem, "Mirror Image: Palestinians Continue to Mimic Zionism," DanielPipes.org, Jan. 10, 2008.
[41] See, for example, Efraim Karsh, Palestine Betrayed (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), pp. 2-16; Fred M. Gottheil, "The Smoking Gun: Arab Immigration into Palestine, 1922-1931," Middle East Quarterly, Winter 2003, pp. 53-64; Arieh L. Avneri, The Claim of Dispossession, Jewish Land Settlement and the Arabs, 1878-1948 (Edison, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1982), pp. 162-80.
[42] U.N .Security Council, "Resolution 242 of November 22, 1967."
[43] See, for example, "10 Point Program," Palestine National Council, Cairo, June 8, 1974.
[44] "Political Program for the Present Stage Drawn up by the 12th PNC, Cairo, June 9, 1974," Journal of Palestine Studies, Summer 1974, pp. 224-5.
[45] James Minehan, Nations without States (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996), index.
[46] Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian legislator, al-Hayat al-Jadidah, Dec. 27, 2011; Issa Karake, minister of prisoners' affairs, al-Hayat al-Jadidah, Nov. 24, 2011; Bassam Eid, "Can a Bi-National State Be a Solution to the Middle East Conflict," Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, Jerusalem, 2009.
[47] Fayez A. Sayegh, "Zionist Colonialism in Palestine," Research Center Palestine Liberation Organization, Beirut, Sept. 1965; Gilbert Achcar, "The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives," Open Democracy, London, Apr. 19, 2010.
[48] See, for example, Marwan Bishara, Palestine/Israel: Peace or Apartheid. Occupation, Terrorism and the Future (London: Zed Press, 2003); Ziyad Abu Ein, Palestinian Authority deputy minister of prisoners' affairs, interview, Palestinian Fatah TV, Oct. 6, 2011; al-Hayat al-Jadidah, Apr. 17, July 5, Oct. 3, 2011.
[49] See, for example, Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law (Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa, 2009); Jamal Dajani, "Israel: Occupation or Apartheid?" The Huffington Post (New York), Feb. 5, 2010; Uri Davis, Israel: An Apartheid State (London: Zed Books, 2002), pp. 55, 61.
[50] See, for example, "Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: The 2011 Report," Amnesty International, New York, accessed Mar. 12, 2012; "Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories, Events of 2009," World Report 2010, Human Rights Watch, New York, accessed Mar. 12, 2012.
[51] See, for example, Ha'aretz (Tel Aviv), Oct. 31, 2009; Inter Press Service (Rome), Mar. 23, 2011; Asia News (Bangkok), Mar. 22, 2011.

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Video - Egypt - Obama's 'favorite' Muslim Brotherhood Party Representative Won’t Speak to Israeli Journalist.




 HT: France24.Egypt: who's in charge? He’s Egypt’s first civilian president but president of what? François Picard’s panel speculate over Mohamed Morsi’s ability to claw back prerogatives recently confiscated by the outgoing generals.Second part of the debate here.

Video - Peru: "Have we stumbled on remains of Alien hybrids? Unusual Remains Found"





Video - Peru: "Have we stumbled on remains of Alien hybrids? Unusual Remains Found" .(TTBTS)"The discoverer, anthropologist Renato Davila Riquelme, is convinced that the Alien Hybrid Human Baby, which is now on display at the museum Andean Rituals, located in the district of Andahuaylillas in Cusco, Peru, belongs to an alien being. The remains of a large headed mummy was discovered in the city of Andahuaylillas, the discovery was made by Renato Davila Riquelme who found two sets of remains.
The first one has a very large head for the size of the body and the eye sockets are much larger than normal, at around 20 inches long it is the size of a very young child, the strange thing about it is the fontanel is still open as you would expect in a small child but in the jaw it has two large molars which are characteristic with older people.
The strangely shaped head is almost as large as its body and the eye sockets are much larger than a normal humans, in the right socket remains of an eyeball has been found and Renato Davila Riquelme who works for Privado Ritos Andinos museum in Cusco south eastern Peru will test a sample for DNA so he can clarify if these are human remains or not.
The second mummy was only 12-inches long but it lacked a face and was found in the fetal position and looked like it was wrapped in a layer like a placenta. The remains looks very much like the skull they used in the Indiana Jones film The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull which turned out to be alien and have special powers.
Several anthropologists from Spain and Russia who have examined the remains don’t believe it has any resemblance to any ethnic group in the world, they all said it was not human!
Another explanation comes from old customs used by ancient civilisations dating back about 9000 years, people like the Mayans and the North American natives.Listen to the anthropologist Renato Davila
The head is triangular and Tremenico, indeed, the head is about the size of body and thought it was a kid, but Spanish and Russian doctors have come and we have confirmed that it is an extraterrestrial being,” said the Peruvian chain RPP.Hmmm.........Headbinding if it were not for the large eye sockets , teeth and the unborn baby.Read the full story here.More here.

"Medieval times are still alive in Iran" - Iranian Vice Pres says "Talmud instructs Jews to suck blood of non-Jewish infants."

            Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi and His 'Comrade-in-Arms' Erdogan


"Medieval times are still alive in Iran" - Iranian Vice Pres says "Talmud instructs Jews to suck blood of non-Jewish infants." HT: IsraelMatzav.Iran's first Vice President, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, told a United Nations conference in Tehran on Tuesday that the Talmud instructs Jews to suck the blood of non-Jewish infants, and blamed the Talmud for the spread of drug addiction around the world.
Mr. Rahimi, second in line to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said the Talmud teaches to “destroy everyone who opposes the Jews.”

The “Zionists” are in firm control of the illegal drug trade, Mr. Rahimi said, asking foreign dignitaries to research his claims. “Zionists” is Iran’s ideological term for Jews who support the state of Israel.

The Islamic Republic of Iran will pay for anybody who can research and find one single Zionist who is an addict,” Mr. Rahmini said. “They do not exist. This is the proof of their involvement in drugs trade.”

What made his remarks even more striking is that Iran’s fight against illegal drugs is one of the few issues on which the Islamic republic can count on Western sympathy. Iran’s battle to stop the flow of drugs coming in from neighboring Afghanistan has often been mentioned as a potential field of cooperation during negotiations over the country’s nuclear program.
Mr. Rahimi, who spoke after Mr. De Leo, told stories of gynecologists’ killing black babies on the orders of the Zionists and claimed that the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 was started by Jews, adding that mysteriously no Jews died in that uprising.

He also said the Talmud teaches Jews to think they are a superior race. “They think God has created the world so that all other nations can serve them,” he said. Halfway through his speech, Mr. Rahimi said there was a difference between Jews who “honestly follow the prophet Moses” and the Zionists who are “the main elements of the international drugs trade.”
The reports have described diplomats who heard the tirade as being 'shocked,' but the conference continued.
This sounds like the Middle Ages. In the Middle Ages, thousands of Europeans died in the Black (Bubonic) plague. Almost no Jews died, which brought on accusations like Rahimi's. Today we know that the reason almost no Jews died was that the Jews were constantly washing their hands.Hmmmm......I presume the Earth is still flat and carried by a giant turtle as well?Read the full story here.

Iranian Diplomat on Iranian Canadians:"It is obvious that this large Iranian population can only be of service to our beloved Iran."



Iranian Diplomat on Iranian Canadians:"It is obvious that this large Iranian population can only be of service to our beloved Iran."(VT).By Eeyore.

Read this interview with this Iranian ‘diplomat’ (Iran has a habit of appointing terrorists and ‘former’ terrorists to its diplomatic core, certainly in South America) especially the last question and answer.

Hamid Mohammadi, the “Cultural Counselor” of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)’s Ottawa Embassy, was interviewed by Iran’s press agency about Iranians living in Canada.
Following is a translation of the text from the original Persian.
The Islamic republic of Iran should be prevented from propagating ” their” so called “Islamic” culture in Canada. Iranians are Iranian no matter if they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Bahai, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist.
Regards,
Shabnam Assadollahi and Shadi Paveh.

Interview with Mr. Hamid Mohammadi, representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran from the Office of Cultural and Foreign Affairs of Iran, in Ottawa.

Question1: Mr Mohammadi, I want to thank you very much for giving us the time for this interview. Could you kindly inform us about the total Iranian population in Canada today?

Answer: I can tell you that according to our statistical studies, the Iranian population in Canada is approximately 500,000. Of course, this number is most likely higher due to the arrival of new students from Iran and the birthrate within this group.

Q2: Could you tell us about the cultural, social and economic situation of Iranians residing in Canada?
A: Studies have shown the status of Iranians immigrating to Canada differs from immigrants from other countries with regard to living conditions and social status. As a result of Canadian immigration laws, the spectrum of Iranian immigrants consists of highly educated individuals of high social standing.

Q3: Mr. Mohammadi can you please explain to us the differences between Iranian immigrants and those of other countries?

A: I can tell you that Iranian immigrants have certain characteristics that set them apart from other immigrants in Canada.

First, although they are not that different in their demographic profiles, more than 60% of recent immigrants are specialists and scholars. These individuals have decisively preserved their strong attachments and bonds to their homeland.
Second, if there is one major distinguishing factor that separates the Islamic-Iranian culture from the rest, it is their resistance to being absorbed and digested by the dominant culture. On the other hand, these same immigrants, compared to other immigrants of similar type, are rather malleable and more easily influenced by overpowering and dominant cultures. For this reason, the Iranian immigrants are easily affected by the overpowering and dominant Canadian society. There are many different reasons for this, and the source of this could be the subject of another report and interview.


Q13: Lastly, can you make any recommendations for the betterment of Iranians residing in Canada?

A: To this question I can say that by 2031 the total immigrant population of Canada will increase by 64%, and that the number of Iranians will increase due to birthrate. So therefore, we need to put into effect very concentrated cultural programs in order to enhance and nurture the culture in this fast-growing population. It is obvious that this large Iranian population can only be of service to our beloved Iran through these programs and gatherings.
Second, the Iranian community, while maintaining its Islamic and Persian cultural roots, can survive as an elite community and resist being melted into the dominant Canadian culture only if it aspires to occupy high-level and key positions. This would not be possible in any way other than by arming their children with a high level of education and preparing them for cultural survival in Canada.
Translation from Persian to English by: Shadi Paveh and Shabnam Assadollahi.Read the full story here.







A View on the Egyptian Elections results by a Coptic writer.

The face of Mu'allem Ta'qub Hanna, the Great Coptic hero.By French artist Vivant Denon.

A View on the Egyptian Elections results by a Coptic writer.(ONCOPTIC NATIONALISM في القومية القبطية).By DioscoresBoles.IN THE MORNING AFTER THE ADVENT OF THE ISLAMISTS TO POWER IN EGYPT, WE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THEM WHO THE COPTIC NATIONALISTS ARE, OUR NATIONAL DEMANDS, AND THE TWO OPTIONS WE HAVE AND THEY MUST KNOW.


In the morning after the advent of the Islamists to power in Egypt, the Copts feel apprehensive. We say to them, be of good cheer. It is a win-win situation for us. The Muslim Brotherhood winner in the Presidential Election 2012, Mohamed Morsi, has promised to work for all Egyptians. We shall watch and see if he delivers. Whether he delivers or not, we shall overcome. As the Muslim Brotherhood start their tenure of government, we would like to remind them of who we are, our demands, and the two options we have and they must know.
The Coptic nationalists work for a civilian, secular democratic Egypt for all Egyptians regardless of religion, sex, colour or nationality. But this is only about individual rights. We believe that Egypt is formed of three nations, Arabs, Copts and Nubians. We work also for the collective rights of the Copts within a multinational Egypt.
Within that context, the demands of the Coptic nationalists are:
  1. Establishment of a secular, civilian, democratic Egypt that is just for all. This means Egypt with no Islamists or military in power. It also means getting Islam out of politics in Egypt. Let that be clear.
  2. Guaranteeing of the individual (civil and political) rights of the Copts within Egypt.
  3. Guaranteeing of the collective rights of the Copts. This means a large degree of a non-territorial autonomy with a separately elected Coptic cultural council that possesses exclusive legislative power over religion,[i] education[ii] and cultural[iii] matters, and the right to represent the interests of the Copts to the state.
If the demands of the Coptic nationalists are not met, we shall fight for secession and the establishment of an independent Coptic State. When and how the second option becomes first option is frankly in the hands of our compatriots, the Muslims of Egypt. A special burden falls on the shoulders of the moderate Muslims – they must discard their lethargy, apathy and join us in an anti-Islamist front. There can be no more dangerous enemy to Egypt’s democracy and progress other than the Islamists – their harm touches moderate Muslims and Copts alike. The Islamists are not anti-Copts only but are, in addition, anti-women, anti-liberties, anti-human rights. 
Let us be honest and frank about one thing: not only Egypt’s democracy and progress are being endangered by the advent of the Islamists, but also its national and territorial unity. Let Egyptians learn the lesson of Sudan!
We count on the understanding and help of the moderate Muslims in Egypt, and its women and Nubians, and all those who love justice, equality and democracy in Egypt, the region and the world.
For more on our demands, read: THE THREE DEMANDS OF COPTIC NATIONALISTS مطالب القوميين الأقباط http://copticliterature.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/the-three-demands-of-coptic-nationalists/

A.G. Holder Withholding Documents From Congress On CAIR-Linked Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Case.





A.G. Holder Withholding Documents From Congress On CAIR-Linked Holy Land Foundation Terror Funding Case.(FSM).Via : InfidelBloggers.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in the spotlight after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold him in contempt because he is refusing to provide documents related to the Fast and the Furious scandal. But there’s another scandal you should know about. For over one year, he has refused to hand over documents about the Muslim Brotherhood network in the U.S. 
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, confronted Holder about the matter on Thursday, June 21. Rep. Gohmert wants Congress to have access to documents from the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history. Five Foundation officials were found guilty of funding Hamas and evidence introduced by the federal government shows it was set up by the Muslim Brotherhood’s secret “Palestine Committee” in the U.S. 
Three prominent Muslim-American organizations were labeled by the federal government as “unindicted co-conspirators” in the trial-the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
The documents requested by Rep. Gohmert for the past year were provided to the Holy Land Foundation’s defense team, yet are being denied to Congress.

"They are terrorists, and we wanted the documents you gave to the terrorists. We are a year later, and we still don't have them," complained Rep. Gohmert. Holder replied that he'd only provide what is already available publicly.
Rep. Gohmert is one of five members of Congress requesting investigations into the influence of Muslim Brotherhood-tied organizations and individuals in the U.S. government. As I reviewed here, this influence is far-reaching. It is very possible that the documents from the Holy Land trial would be embarrassing to many government officials, not to mention businesses and interfaith groups that have embraced Brotherhood entities. 
At the very least, they could provide further justification for the labeling of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT as "unindicted co-conspirators."The documents were originally requested on April 27, 2011 after reporter Patrick Poole broke the blockbuster story at Pajamas Media that Justice Department political appointees blocked the prosecution of one CAIR co-founder and, according to his high-level Justice Department source, other groups and individuals listed as "unindicted co-conspirators."
According to Poole's source, "It was always the plan to initially go after the [HLF] leaders first and then go after the rest of the accomplices in a second round of prosecutions." The original trial resulted in a mistrial, pushing back the planned prosecutions. The Obama Administration then came into office and they were stopped.
Rep. Gohmert slammed Holder for not prosecuting these groups and individuals when there is a "mountain of evidence" against them. He further revealed that "at least one of which now says it is working inside your [Holder's] agency to help advise on the purge of counter-terrorism training materials."
The role of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has already been discovered. MPAC was founded by Brotherhood ideologues and works in tandem with the aforementioned groups, but was not labeled as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the Holy Land trial. Rep. Gohmert was apparently referring to CAIR, ISNA or NAIT.
On February 8, ISNA was part of an interfaith group that met with the FBI Director about the training materials. A FBI spokesperson said the agency would consider a proposal from the group to create a committee to review the materials. More recently, the White House's new Director for Community Partnerships, George Selim, said that "There is [sic] hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues."Hmmmm.......Obama“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”Read the full story here.






Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Video - Dearborn'istan' Police stand down as Christians assaulted by Muslims at 2012 Arab Festival.




Video - Dearborn'istan' Police stand down as Christians assaulted by Muslims at 2012 Arab Festival.(Shoebat).The surrender of Dearborn, MI to Islam is all but complete. This may be one of the most important videos in a long, long time. Background: A group of Christians showed up at the annual 2012 Arab Festival, holding signs and wearing t-shirts to communicate their message. There are many things to take note of as you watch. First, the mob assaults the Christians with debris (rocks, bottles, crates, etc.). Second, the police do nothing to stop it. Read the full story here.Via The United West.

More from AnsweringMuslims, David Wood: The Dearborn Saga continues.

There's no questioning the fact that Ruben Israel's group came to the Dearborn Arab Festival to provoke a response from Muslims. But their actions were protected by the U.S. Constitution. The violent response they received from Muslims, however, was illegal. Every bottle, rock, or milk crate thrown was an assault.

I'm no fan of Ruben Israel. Indeed, I'm appalled at some of his group's antics. Yet I can't help but think that the city has brought this on themselves. Why did Ruben Israel come to the festival? Because Dearborn Police started arresting Christians (myself included) for peacefully sharing the Gospel in 2010. Thus, Ruben's message is: "If you're going to start messing with Christians, you're going to have to deal with us."


Obama Phone: Gov to Spend $2,4 Billion taxpayer money On Millions of Free Phones In 2012.



FlashBack - March 2012 -Obama Phone: Gov to Spend $2,4 Billion taxpayer money On Millions of Free Phones In 2012.(SHTP).By Mac Salvo.One of the complaints about the U.S. Constitution recently, being as outdated as it is, is that it fails to guarantee certain unalienable rights such as free medical care, housing , food, and of course, the right to bear cell phones.
And, although the founders failed to specifically cite social programs as a necessary element for promoting the general welfare, the living nature of our founding document has been interpreted by political and legal scholars alike to allow for the seizure of assets by force from one group of people in order to redistribute those assets in a fair and responsible manner to those less fortunate.
As such, if you’re one of the 100 million Americans living below or at the edge of the poverty line, you’ll be happy to know that you more than likely qualify for a free cellular phone, also known as the Obama Phone, from the US government:

The Lifeline and Link Up programs are available to qualifying consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands. Eligibility criteria vary by state. For states that rely solely on the federal Lifeline and Link Up program eligibility criteria, subscribers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following assistance programs:
•Medicaid,
•Food Stamps,
•Supplemental Security Income (SSI),
•Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8),
•Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP),
•Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), or
•The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program.

The qualification requirements apply to roughly half of all American households, because according to recent statistics some 48.5% of Americans receive benefits from the government programs above.
According to a recent ruling by the FCC, the Lifeline and Link Up programs will now be expanded to provide wireless (and wireline broadband) coverage to more Americans than ever before:
The Lifeline-eligible population has increased significantly over the past decade. Since 1999, real median household income in the U.S. has declined by 7.1 percent, while households at the bottom of the income scale have seen their income decline by 12.1 percent.
In 2010, 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty, defined as living at or below the benchmark established in the FPG, compared to 31.6 million in 2000.
As household income has declined and more carriers have offered Lifeline-supported service, the program hasexperienced significant growth. In the absence of today’s Order, which manages the size of the Fund in part by establishing a savings target, the program would provide an estimated $2.4 billion in support in 2012; that compares to an inflation-adjusted $582 million it provided in 1998 when five million subscribers participated in the program.
Source: Federal Communication Commission [pdf]
Over $2.4 billion in freshly printed dollars will be directed towards the program, which aims to connect tens of millions of poverty stricken Americans to the digital grid.
While we realize that some of those individuals, like those who cannot work for medical reasons for example, need access to phones in the event of an emergency, we can’t help but wonder how many millions of people like Duane Brooks, Jr. will be able to make calls, send text messages, and update their Facebook profiles instantly at the expense of others.Hmmmm......Buying votes with taxpayer funded free phones.Does it come with free textmessages from Barack Hussein Obama?Read the full story here

Gov. Jan Brewer: " President Obama is not above judgment – and the American people will have theirs very soon."





Gov. Jan Brewer: " President Obama is not above judgment – and the American people will have theirs very soon."(CNSNews).Hours after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of Arizona's immigration law, President Obama "demonstrated anew his utter disregard for the safety and security of the Arizona people," Gov. Jan Brewer announced on Monday.

"Within the last two hours, I have been notified the Obama administration has revoked the 287(g) agreement," which allows Arizona police to partner with the federal government in enforcing immigration law.

It's no coincidence, Brewer said, noting that while 68 law enforcement bodies in 24 states have 287(g) agreements with the federal government, the only agreement eliminated on Monday was the one with Arizona -- "the state that happens to be on the front lines of America's fight against illegal immigration," she said.

"We are on our own, apparently," Brewer said in the statement posted on her website.“I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised," she continued. "The Obama administration has fought the people of Arizona at every turn --“The President’s action should be of concern to all Americans," Brewer said. "This fight is not over. President Obama may disregard Congress. He may target individual states like Arizona. He may generally act with impunity. But he is not above judgment – and the American people will have theirs very soon.”Read the full story here.More here.

Obama White House defends support of new Egyptian president amid GOP criticism.



Obama White House defends support of new Egyptian president amid GOP criticism.(TheHill).The White House defended its support of the newly elected Egyptian president amid Republican criticism Monday, saying he will be judged by his actions, not religion.
The Obama administration on Sunday praised the outcome of Egypt’s election on Sunday, which was won by Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist party.
That prompted Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) to declare on his Facebook page that the Obama administration should cut off foreign aid to Egypt and denounce the election results and the Muslim Brotherhood.
West concluded that the Egyptian elections had shown that“the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that the Obama administration was committed to the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt that led to their democratic elections held this past week.
He said the administration looks forward to working with Morsi and hopes he will respect the rights of all Egyptian citizens, including women and religious minorities.
We judge individuals and parties that are elected in a democratic process by their actions, not by their religious affiliations,”Carney said. One of the biggest concerns for U.S. officials with the transition in Egypt is its neighbor, Israel. When asked about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood affecting Egyptian-Israeli relations, Carney pointed to Morsi’s statement that Egypt would continue to uphold its treaty obligations.
“A treaty that is, of course, of great importance is the one that it has with Israel,” he said.
Carney was less direct on how Morsi would interact with Iran, as he declined to address Iran specifically when asked if Egypt would restore its ties with Tehran.
“It's appropriate for a nation like Egypt to have relations with other nations in the region,” Carney said.Hmmmm.........."he will be judged by his actions, not religion."Obama: "“We will hold sacred the beliefs held sacred by others.”Doesn't sound like 'Christian' or 'Copt' to me.Read the full story here.

The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood: Evidence Keeps Mounting.





The Evils of the Muslim Brotherhood: Evidence Keeps Mounting.(IPT).By Raymond Ibrahim Special to IPT News.Egypt's longtime banned Muslim Brotherhood—the parent organization of nearly every subsequent Islamist movement, including al-Qaeda—has just won the nation's presidency, in the name of its candidate, Muhammad Morsi. That apathy reigns in the international community, when once such news would have been deemed devastating, is due to the successful efforts of subversive Muslim apologists in the West who portray the Brotherhood as "moderate Islamists"—forgetting that such a formulation is oxymoronic, since to be "Islamist," to be a supporter of draconian Sharia, is by definition to be immoderate. Obama administration officials naturally took it a step further, portraying the Brotherhood as "largely secular" and "pluralistic."

Back in the real world, evidence that the Brotherhood is just another hostile Islamist group bent on achieving world domination through any means possible is overwhelming. Here are just three examples that recently surfaced, all missed by the Western media, and all exposing the Brotherhood as hostile to "infidels" (non-Muslims) in general, hostile to the Christians in their midst (the Copts) in particular, and on record calling on Muslims to lie and cheat during elections to empower Sharia.In short, the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed; only Western opinion of it has. As it was since its founding in 1928, the group is committed to empowering and spreading Sharia law—a law that preaches hate for non-Muslim "infidels," especially Islam's historic nemesis, Christianity, and allows anything, from lying to cheating, to make Islam supreme. Now that the Brotherhood has finally achieved power, the world can prepare to see such aspects on a grand scale.Read the full story here.
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum