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Fact 397: "On August 7 2002, Ehud Ya'ari said: 'The chaotic situation today [in the West Bank and Gaza] was consciously, deliberately, and intentionally introduced by Chairman Arafat, though it has extended beyond the time frame he originally conceived. I describe his actions as a willing suspension of control, first exercised on the night of September 28, 2000, when he issued the orders and instructions to his political leadership and the different commanders of the security agencies to embark upon this endeavour. The order for the formal security forces was to stick to the sidelines and allow the irregulars what later came to be known as the national and Islamic forces, an alliance of Tanzim, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Fronts to 'do the job'."
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The International Herald Tribune (www.iht.com) reports that a synagogue mysteriously started to burn in France:
Fire heavily damages a suburban synagogue
Currently, the official take of the French government is that there is no hostility and violence towards Jews in France. It's amazing, these French synagogues just magically and spontaneously combust.
Thanks to "Merde in France" for the news item. I copy below an article describing the same magical spontaneous combustion (in French) from Yahoo France.
Just found this great article on the Jerusalem Post about bluring lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in England.
The articles also mentions how Britain's left hates Israel and many wish for its destruction. Their position is similar to the extreme left I encountered in the U.S.: people from Berkeley, CA and supporters of Nader, who would be extremely pleased if Israel was destroyed. I also found it interesting that those who hate Israel in the U.K. also call Palestinian terrorists "militants" or "activists", the same way that NPR/QKED does in the U.S (see the email I sent to NPR).
"There is a loose, but growing, coalition of anti-American, anti-globalization, animal rights, ecologically pure activists," says one political observer, "and in the collective mindset of that coalition, Israel - and, by extension, Jews - represent a combined hate target. This is no coincidence. Those who are attracted to such a coalition are drawn from both the Left and the Right - and anti-Semitism provides them with their common denominator."
I publish the full article below.
Steven Den Beste (www.denbeste.nu) wrote an incredible essay on how Arab Traditionalism threatens Western civilization and the war on Islamo-freak terrorism:
I can't explain the reasons for attacking Iraq in a vacuum because Iraq is part of a bigger picture, and the attack there will be one battle in a much longer war. Trying to understand one particular battle without the context of the larger war is an exercise in futility. (By analogy: what excuse is there in 1942 for the US to attack Vichy France in Morocco? Vichy France wasn't our enemy; Germany and Italy were. Taken out of the context of the larger war, the Torch landings in Africa make little sense. It's only when you look at the bigger picture of the whole war that you can understand them.)
I got the link to this excellent essay at www.sugar-n-spicy.com, she's got a great blog as well.
I copy the full essay below - it's well worth the read.
The Jerusalem Post (www.jpost.com) reports that Israel is celebrating today it's 56th birthday:
A beautiful light show at the Tower of David
celebrates Israel's 56th Birthday!
Israel began celebrating its 56th birthday Monday evening, at the end of the solemn commemoration of the annual Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers.
Happy Birthday to the only country in the World who will stand up against Nazis, Islamic Fascists and extreme European leftists against another Holocaust and the murder of innocent Jews.
And that's the main reason Israel is winning the war on Palestinian and Islamic terrorism: Israelis want to live. Contrary to the mass murderers from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whose only goal is to murder, destroy and die, Israelis only wish to live and survive.
I find it incredible that Palestinians are always mentioning the "Nakba", (the "Catastrophe" in Arabic), when the State of Israel was created. In their racist minds, the creation of the State of Israel caused Palestinians to loose their homeland and that is the biggest crime that has ever been executed by "the Jews".
Yet, most of these Palestinian, Islamic intolerant fools and their sympathizers wish for the exact thing they oppose: ethnic cleansing of the Middle East and the removal of all Jews from the area.
If they stop murdering and wishing for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of her citizens, Palestinians can create a State of their own in the West Bank and Gaza (see the History page for more details).
But the Israeli Jews have nowhere else to go. Israel is here to stay and persecuted Jews from any country can also find a place where being Jewish will not lead them to a death camp. This idea that Jews deserve their own State and a place to live free of racism, violence and death also lives.
I copy the full article below.
Le site DesInfos.com a publie une traduction d'un éditorial du quotidien Israelien Maariv sur Irak et le danger que pose Saddam Hussein.
Ces dernières semaines, on avait l’impression que le vent ne gonflait plus les voiles du Président américain George Bush. On pouvait croire que ceux qui le critiquaient pour ses visées offensives contre l’Irak, aux Etats-Unis comme dans le reste du monde, avaient réussi à le faire reculer… Le monde arabe exerçait évidemment des pressions, tout comme les alliés des Etats-Unis en Europe émettaient de vives réserves, l’Allemagne en tête.
L'article entier est ci-dessous.
Fox News (www.foxnews.com) reports that an American Muslim planned to destroy the Brookling bridge in New York and derail trains across the U.S.:
and Ron Jeremey (right), a porn star, are not related.
A truck driver worked directly with Al Qaeda terrorists in a plot to derail trains in the United States and sabotage a bridge in New York City, Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday.
Although not all American Muslims sympathize and support the scum from Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, it is clear that some do.
I copy the full article below.
Every few days an Islamic Supremacist sends me death threats or calls for the murder of Americans, Israelis, Christians, Jews, or anyone who is not Muslim.
Today, I received racist threats from an Islamic Supremacist from Amsterdam, Holland. This excuse for a human being added a comment to an article that describes how some British Muslims have joined an Islamic Jihad ("Holy War") and wish for the murder of millions (click here for the original article).
For those that do not speak Arabic, here are some of the terms this Islamic Supremacist has used:
Mujahideen = Muslim "Holy" Warrior
Kuffar = Infidel (someone who is not Muslim, such as a Christian or a Jew)
"LI ILLAH HA ILLAL LAHU MUHAMMADUR RASOOLALLAH" = Some primitive racist slur this Islamic Supremacist is yelling from his cave
"May all the jews burn in hell fire" = Just like German Nazis 50 years ago, today's Islamic Supremacists hate Jews and call for their murder.
A few days ago I wrote a document called "Stop the Hate", a technical tutorial to trace the origin of hate messages. This tutorial can show you how to trace back any hate email you might receive to a specific computer, and how you can get an official investigation started to stop the sender of the message from continuing to spread his hate (Click here to get the "Stop the Hate" tutorial for free).
Well, following my own advice, I decided to trace back a hate message I received and in less than 24 hours the sender of the hate message had his Internet privileges suspended. Here's how I did it:
On Friday 11/15/2002, I received the following message:
From: Travis Hahn [email@example.com]
Not only is the guy a racist, but he has some serious problems with his spellchecker.
After tracing back the message, I found out it was sent from a computer belonging to the University of Maine. The folks at the University of Maine were extremely helpful and after checking their logs, they told me the message was sent from a public library in Bath, ME. Apparently, the University of Maine serves as the ISP for most of the public libraries in ME.
I then contacted the Patten Free Library in Bath, ME and forwarded them all of the information I had, including the racist's name (Travis Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org), all of my logs, and the answer I received from the University of Maine.
The kind folks at the Patten Free library then responded with the following:
Dear Mr. Melle,
I'd like to publicly show my appreciation for the way the University of Maine and the Patten Free Library have handled this issue. In less than 24 hours they responded to my inquiries and took a stand on a delicate issue. I applaud them for rejecting the racist remarks from above and making Mr. Hahn understand that there are consequences for spitting such hate.
If you'd like to see how I was able to trace the message back, and what exact logs and messages I sent to the University of Maine and to the Patten Free Library, see below.
After the attack on Christmas Eve were Islamic terrorists murdered 17, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that today Muslim fanatics murdered 12 in the Philippines:
Suspected Muslim rebels ambushed a vehicle owned by a Canadian mining company in the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing 12 people and injuring 10 others, the military said.
Don't expect anti-Israeli leftists to connect the dots. For them whenever a Muslim fascist kills anyone it's Israel's fault. I copy the full article below.
I just heard on Israeli radio that once again a Palestinian terrorist has blown himself up. The Palestinian homicide/suicide bomber chose as his target the Israeli city of Ariel, in the West Bank.
Israeli Radio reports that the murderer blew himself up in a gas station, causing an explosion and a fire that apparently has been controlled.
So far the reports mention 3 people have been killed and over three dozen injured, including 15 in critical condition. I will update this entry as soon as I learn more.
Update from the Jerusalem Post:
A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a gas station outside the settlement of Ariel Sunday, killing himelf, two Israelis and wounding 30.
I copy the full article below (note that the article mentions two dead, but I have just heard an update that confirmed 4 murders).
The New York Times (www.nytimes.com) reports that a government controlled Egyptian TV station (they all are) is producing a racist, anti-Jewish, show based on the fact that Jews have conspired to rule the world:
An Egyptian satellite television channel has begun teasers for its blockbuster Ramadan series that its producers acknowledge incorporates ideas from the infamous czarist forgery "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." That document, a pillar of anti-Semitic hatred for about a century, appears to be gaining a new foothold in parts of the Arab world, some scholars and observers say. [...]
Thank God we have peace with Egypt, can you imagine what shows they'd produce if we were at war?
I copy the full article below.
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The "Middle East Media Research Institute" (www.memri.org) has published a video translating content from the Arab media so we can hear for ourselves what Hamas, a terrorist organization currently in power in Palestinian Gaza, is all about:
I wonder what would happen if one Israeli or American politician used such language? I hope CNN, the European media and other biased sources show this video, but I seriously doubt this will ever happen. The war on Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Islamic fanatics continues.
I copy below more information on how you can share this video with others.
The Los Angeles Independent (www.laindependent.com) reports that a pack of anti-Semitic bastards kicked and beat up 2 people in Los Angeles, California. These braindead morons did this while screaming "Kill the Jews!":
Two Jewish patrons of Good Bar, a nightspot already under fire for poor security and numerous criminal incidents, were assaulted near the club early Sunday morning by 10 to 15 men in what officials at the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station are calling a hate crime.
The hostility and violence against Jews seems not to be omni-present in California. But that is simply because most of us don't have any external signs of being Jewish - if I was a religious Jew and wore a kippa, I am convinced some bleeding-brain leftists and Islamic fanatics would not hesitate in attacking me.
I copy the full article below - don't expect to find it in the Los Angeles Times nor the San Francisco Chronicle.
Yasser Arafat being such a great murderer, terrorist and Palestinian leader, I would never dream of making fun of him. That said, I must report on some family matters that will make all pro-Palestinians happy. Charles from Little Green Footballs has discovered Yasser Arafat's lost brother:
Arafish, Yasser Arafat's
Here's Arafat reaction after he learned about the existence of Arafish:
I got Arafish's picture from LGF at:
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