Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/15/2010A number of Afghans who converted to Christianity have been convicted and sentenced to death. Remember: this is what American, Canadian, Danish, Italian, and Swedish soldiers fought and died for in Afghanistan. They gave their lives so that Afghans might live under a Sharia-based constitution and put Christian converts to death.

Just in case you were wondering.

In other news, the Conservative Party in Britain has indicated that it favors Islamic finance.

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Thanks to Barry Rubin, C. Cantoni, CSP, Fjordman, Gaia, Insubria, KGS, Reinhard, Srdja Trifkovic, Steen, TB, TV, Vlad Tepes, Zenster, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Unknown said...

Just spent an hour on YouTube watching videos about recent protests in England. A chilling experience. I don't know should I be sad or happy... it shows that West will not lay down and die, but it bodes of blood, and I don't know if it can be avoided any more. Thing have progressed too far, and political correctness was for too long shoved into peoples throats, and it is going to explode. Muslims think they are the dangerous ones, but they have absolutely no idea what they are dealing with.

But I guess it is too late for me to be surprised now... it was long time coming.

Zenster said...

Caroline Glick: Hamas Rises in the West

− Required Reading −

From the linked article: For instance, in an interview last month with the Australian, Ali Kazak, the former PLO ambassador to Australia effectively solicited the murder of the Jerusalem Post's Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh. Kazak told the newspaper, "Khaled Abu Toameh is a traitor."

Yet one more example of why Islam is so unacceptable to civilized society. Merely identifying someone as a "traitor" becomes a death warrant. No trial by one's peers. No judicial deliberation. No evidence. Just a sword to the neck or bullet to the brain.

It is this ultimate convenience with which Islam insinuates itself and its mayhem into host cultures that needs to be exposed at every turn. There can be no pretending about what Islam stands for.

For their part, the Sunni Arabs are forced to go along with this. The Egyptian regime considers the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood took over Gaza a threat to its very survival and has been assiduously sealing its border with Gaza for some time. And yet, unable to be more anti-Hamas than the US, Australia and Europe, Mubarak is opening the border. Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa's unprecedented visit to Gaza this week should be seen as a last ditch attempt by Egypt to convince Hamas to unify its ranks with Fatah. Predictably, the ascendant Hamas refused his entreaties.

As for Fatah, it is hard not to feel sorry for Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas these days. In what was supposed to be a triumphant visit to the White House, Abbas was forced to smile last week as Obama announced the US will provide $450 million in aid to his sworn enemies who three years ago ran him and his Fatah henchmen out of Gaza.

So too, Abbas is forced to cheer as Obama pressures Israel to give Hamas an outlet to the sea. Such a sea outlet will render it impossible for Fatah to ever unseat Hamas either by force or at the ballot box. Hamas's international clout demonstrates to the Palestinians that jihad pays.

THERE ARE three plausible explanations for the West's decision to back Hamas. All of them say something deeply disturbing about the state of the world today. The first plausible explanation is that the Americans and the rest of the West are simply naïve. They believe that by backing Hamas against Israel, they are advancing the cause of Middle East peace.

If this is in fact what the likes of Obama and his European and Australian counterparts think, then apparently, no one in the West is thinking very hard these days. The fact is that by backing Hamas against Israel, they are backing Hamas against Fatah and they are backing Iran, Syria, Turkey, Hamas and Hizbullah against Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia as well as against Israel. They are backing the most radical actors in the region - and arguably in the world - against states and regimes they have a shared strategic interest in strengthening.

There is absolutely no way this behavior advances the cause of peace.

If Glick goes unheeded − as she most probably will − her words will echo over thousands of graves, if not more.

Given the ostracism that Israel is experiencing, the IDF could not do better than to declare open season on all Hamas functionaries and − with advance notice − simply walk concentrated artillery fire through all of Gaza while shunting its entire population into the Sinai for traitorous Egypt to deal with accordingly.

Gaza is cancer upon our entire world.