Detroit Clergy Look Forward to Ecumaniacal Embrace of Nation of Islam


Detroit Clergy Look Forward to Ecumaniacal Embrace of Nation of Islam

Detroit’s black leaders are giving a belated Valentine to that old race-baiter and Jew-hater, Louis Farrakhan, who is coming to town to give what the Detroit News calls a “major speech” before the Nation of Islam’s annual convention. (“Farrakhan ready for major speech”):

“‘As we seek to move beyond our theology and embrace our humanity, this event is significant because this is the birthplace of the Nation of Islam,’ said the Rev. Sam Bullock, president of the Council of Baptist Pastors, who was one of about 150 people to attend a news conference Thursday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.”

The Nation of Islam is ostensibly Muslim in its theology, with some additional interesting points, including that Allah “appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930; the long-awaited ‘Messiah’ of the Christians and the “Mahdi” of the Muslims.” The Nation of Islam was originated right here in Detroit. We originated carjacking, too.

Since Baptists are historically Trinitarian Christians who view Jesus Christ as the Messiah of the Christians, you can appreciate that Rev. Bullock’s decision to “move beyond theology and embrace” Farrakhan, (whom toadies of all faiths refer to with the honorific, “minister,”) had to entail the Baptist pastors moving awfully far. As for embracing our humanity, It happens that Farrakhan believes that “White people are potential humans…they haven’t evolved yet,” so perhaps Rev. Bullock intends to exclude blue-eyed devils from the ecumenical hug.

Even Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is all goose-bumpy over the visit. “All of us are coming together in a major way in our community to hear from the minister, but also to have some real dialogue with each other,” Kilpatrick was quoted as saying.

At Farrakhan’s last year’s Saviour’s Day speech (in honor of W. Fard Muhammad’s birthday), his dialogue included some of these gems:

“I’m warning you America. You better get rid of them neo-cons. That’s the synagogue of Satan. They have made America weak. You’re a weak nation now, and your country has been taken from you by the synagogue of Satan. They own congress. That’s why the congress ain’t right.”

“God does not love everybody. He said he loved Jacob but he hated Esau. So if God is our example and he can love and he can hate then don’t be afraid to love and don’t be afraid to hate.”

“Is Jerusalem surrounded by armies now? These neo-cons and Zionists have manipulated Bush and the American government and our boys and girls are dying in Iraq and in Afghanistan for the cause of Israel, not for the cause of America! Israel is the tail waggin’ the dog, which is America. You may not like me, and I really don’t give a damn. I’m throwin’ the gauntlet down today.”

The Muslim man charged last December for planning to bomb a Rockford, Illinois shopping mall, Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef, was a Nation of Islam convert, as was, reportedly, his father before him. (“Shareef Followed Father Into Nation Of Islam”).

Shareef was arrested before he could carry out his plot because, unbeknownst to him, an acquaintance of his, (“CS”), with whom he was planning the operation, was cooperating with the FBI and taping their conversations.

These are excerpts from the FBI affidavit filed in support of Shareef’s indictment:

A few minutes after SHAREEF and the CS discussed shaving their body hair and meditating, SHAREEF stated: “I’m ready, man, these Kafirs [a term translated as “infidel”] don’t give a damn about us, niggers don’t care what happens to the Umma [an Arabic word meaning community or nation that is commonly used to mean the collective nation of Islamic states], about sisters getting raped, about brothers losing their (UI). They don’t care, man. All they care about is (UI)..I probably would have eventually ended up just stabbing the shit outta some Jews or something. Just stabbing them niggers with a steak knife. Dude, I ain’t gonna lie. Because during the war with Hezbollah, man, I had already started to look at synagogues out here and in the DeKalb area and everything. I was looking at synagogues, I was doing Mapquest…One of them was down the block from the masjid [mosque], I knew that they do their thing on Saturdays, right, I was like, I’m gonna lay low out here, I’m gonna camp out overnight, be out there on Friday night after Jumna” [Friday prayer] or Saturday morning about 12:00 or 1:00 o’clock, I be there. And as soon as I see them fools going in the building, I had planned on trying to grab one, depending on how it was, niggers trying to run in the building all at once and open up shop, I was just going to go over there and shank one or two of them.”

In Shareef’s videotaped statement made in anticipation of dying during the mall massacre, he said:

“This may be my last will and testament, the last words that I have spoken to those who know me, to those who do not know me. My name is Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef. I am 22 years of age. I am from America, and this tape is to let you guys know, who disbelieve in Allah, to let the enemies of Islam know, and to let the Muslims alike know that the time for jihad is now.…Be strong, oh Mujahideen. Be strong oh brothers who want to fight for jihad….This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you, and I am ready to give my life…May Allah protect me on this mission we conduct…So do not cry, do not mourn for me. Do not believe what the kafir [infidel] will say about me when you read in the newspapers and when you see the television articles about me. Do not believe this. Understand that your son is a strong man…who believes and fears his Lord to the degree that he will give his life.”

I’m sure Detroit will be better off for having Louis Farrakhan in for a visit.

Responding to the Dems’ armor shortage memo

John Murtha and knife the U.S. Armed Forces — Treason in the senate

John Murtha and knife the U.S. Armed Forces

Moral (albeit not legal) Treason against the United States

by Bill Levinson

The U.S. Constitution defines treason as (1) levying war against the United States and (2) giving aid and comfort to its (presumably declared by Congress) enemies. This means that candidate John Murtha is not legally a traitor to our country. His recent actions are every bit as reprehensible as those Vidkun Quisling, Pierre Laval, and Benedict Arnold: another former war hero who turned his coat.

U.S. Rep. Murtha touts way to choke off Iraq war reports,

U.S. Rep. John Murtha, a leading congressional opponent of the war in Iraq, on Thursday said his plans for placing conditions on how President George W. Bush can spend $93.4 billion in new combat funds would effectively stop an American troop buildup.

They won’t be able to continue. They won’t be able to do the deployment. They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work. There’s no question in my mind,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said.

Now we see what George Soros is getting for the millions of dollars he spent on, with which Murtha has consorted openly.

“Screw them,” Rep. John Murtha said of Republicans in an email sent to the liberal political group on Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Democrat, who is urging a U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, added that he needs its members’ help to throw GOP congressmen “out of power — as many of them as possible.”

This is what George Soros,,, and John Murtha are about: undermining the Armed Forces of the United States, working for the defeat of the United States during time of war, and getting American soldiers killed for personal political gain. Murtha’s pious self-serving noises about protecting our men and women in uniform are pure unmitigated nonsense. If we were a terrorist leader in Iraq, we would be telling our followers and prospective recruits the following.

Fellow believers! Victory is within visible sight, probably within the year, if we only hold out and avoid defeat. Our hit-and-run campaign of terrorism has broken the will of the infidel government in America. Their Congress is voting to cut off funding for their soldiers, and John Murtha has introduced legislation to sabotage their war effort.

Pay very close attention, fellow servants of Allah! We do not need to defeat the Americans, or even confront them in a head-to-head battle. All we need to do is keep our organization in existence and avoid defeat. This is very important to understand, as is shown by the infidels’ own history. During their Civil War, a Confederate commander deliberately sought to avoid a battle with General Sherman’s Union army. The Confederate officer knew that George McClellan was running against Abraham Lincoln on an anti-war platform. If McClellan won the election of 1864, his government was likely to make peace with the Confederacy. However, a Union victory would result in more confidence in Lincoln, and could give him the election.

Jefferson Davis did not understand this, and he replaced the seemingly-hesitant officer with an aggressive general who promptly attacked Sherman. Sherman won the battle, the election went to Abraham Lincoln, and the Confederacy lost the war and its independence.

We must therefore learn from this example, and also from the North Vietnamese Army’s success against the infidels. We win by preserving our army and, to do that, we must not meet the Americans in open battle. Instead, my brothers, we must plant Iranian improvised explosive devices only when we are sure we will not be seen, and run from American fighting vehicles and aircraft. We must avoid handing them a victory at all costs. If we persevere, we will emerge victorious after their own Congress knifes their soldiers in the back.

Take heart, my brothers! We have plenty of allies in the enemy camp. Michael Moore praises us as “Minutemen,” while includes the following organizations: Win Without War – – Working Assets – Women’s Action for New Directions – Faithful America – 2020 Vision – American Friends Service Committee – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee – NETWORK – Institute for Policy Studies. Allahu akbar!

Murtha’s backers call him a war hero, and perhaps he was. So was Benedict Arnold, until he became the most infamous turncoat in our country’s history. Meanwhile, here is yet more insight into Murtha’s personal character:

Editor’s Note: This is a transcript of the full Abscam investigation video of Congressman John Murtha’s January 7, 1980 meeting with undercover FBI agents. The agents are posing as representatives of wealthy Arab sheiks willing to pay to obtain asylum in the United States. The times listed below follow the timestamp on the screen. …

WEINBERG: You know how the Arabs do business, they like to make sure they’ve got insurance. Money don’t mean **** to them.

MURTHA: Mel, I understand, and I know it doesn’t mean **** to them. But on the other hand, as I look into this thing, it may be that that’s the only way I can do business, by being completely dependent on… you know, I need the goddamn money like anybody else does. But, you know, this thing may be so sticky that I know that I know that it’s gonna take a lot of goddamn work, and if it’s going to take work, the only thing that can justify it is…is that goddamn investment in my district.

WEINBERG: I was a little upset that you knew about the other two congressmen. He just told me, I didn’t get any news — Murphy and Thompson…

MURTHA: You see that again I don’t like, though. Because you see when you — you just — that’s why I want to do business this way, after we’ve done business for a while…maybe I’ll…

This is not, of course, to say that John Murtha is the only legislator who is working for the defeat of our Armed Forces. Here is what and George Soros candidate Barack Obama is doing:

Mr Obama would cap troop numbers in Iraq at around 130,000, the level that existed in early January when the president announced another 21,500 more troops for Iraq.

His bill would require troops to start returning to the US in May and all combat forces to be back by March 31 2008. But, unlike Democratic presidential rivals, such as Senator John Edwards and the former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack, Mr Obama would stop short of cutting congressional funding for the extra troops.

Now let’s take a closer look at and Win Without War.

In addition, elements of the fringe Left like Veterans for Peace, which held a solidarity convention in Havana with Cuban veterans of Angola in 1992, are also members of the Win Without War team. And, to top it off, funds are channeled through billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute and the ultra-leftist Tides Foundation into many of the coalition members’ bank accounts. Indeed, Win Without War isn’t even close to the mainstream- it’s the Left Bank.

This is not to say that the war or the manner in which it is being waged should be immune to constructive criticism. There is plenty to criticize, just as there was in disastrous battles of the Civil War and the World Wars. There is a difference, however, between criticizing the war and saying openly that Congress is going to cut the legs from under our Armed Forces in the presence of the enemy. Can anyone imagine Congress even debating limitations on American force levels between December 7 1941 and the cessation of hostilities in late 1945? Perhaps it is time to ask exactly what America-hater George Soros and his fellow travelers are getting for their “investments” in politicians like John Murtha and Barack Obama.

Posted by Bill Levinson @ 6:45 pm |

U.S. Would Consider Bombing Cyber-Attackers

U.S. Would Consider Bombing Cyber-Attackers

By Andrew L. Jaffee,

During the week of February 5, the Internet’s root-servers were targeted by cyber-criminals using a denial-of-service (DoS) attack. The Internet survived because of its resilient, distributed (redundant) nature. The threat posed by cyber-terrorists is not so much to the entire Internet, but to individual companies, organizations, and nations (Israel), as “no one corporation has the kind of replication and bandwidth that the [Internet] infrastructure has at this point.” Think of the economic repercussions a DoS attack would have if it shut down the Air Force, on-line brokerages, energy/utility companies, or ebay. The U.S. government is prepared to retaliate:

In the event of a massive cyberattack against the country that was perceived as originating from a foreign source, the United States would consider launching a counterattack or bombing the source of the cyberattack, Hall said. But he noted the preferred route would be warning the source to shut down the attack before a military response.

All the military services are preparing for military cyber-response…

All geek-speak aside, it is not difficult to understand a cyber-attack. If you type “” into your browser’s address bar, a request is sent by your PC over the Internet to load ebay’s home page. This is like sending a letter to ebay to request its product catalog. You need to know the street address of ebay’s offices, and write that address on the envelope, so that the postal service can deliver your letter properly. The Internet functions the same way, except when you hit the “Enter” key, ebay’s address if found for you automatically. The company’s Internet (IP) address,, is associated with the text “” on the Internet’s root servers. The “root server system” is:

A system of 13 file servers that are distributed around the globe and contain authoritative databases that form a master list of all top-level domain names (TLDs). There is one central, or “A”, server that replicates changes to the other servers on a daily basis.

You’re all familiar with TLDs, e.g., the “.com” in Others are .gov, .edu, .org, .mil, etc. This is just a way of grouping and organizing (and optimizing) Internet addresses by category. The denial-of-service attacks of the week of February 5 were aimed at overwhelming the Internet’s root servers with fake requests for address information. An analogy for a DoS attack would be everyone in China flushing their toilets at the same time, thus exhausting all the water stored at public utilities. If a networked computer receives too many requests at the same time, it gets overwhelmed, runs out of resources, and cannot service the requests. A DoS can be directed at an individual company, not just a root server. For example, a cyber-attacker could create millions of fake requests to load ebay’s home page, thus slowing the website to a crawl, making bidding and selling impossible.

Despite the fact that the “Islamist phenomenon is a result of global trends toward modernization,” Islamists have nonetheless turned to modern technology — the Internet — to wage jihad:

They neither carry weapons nor lay ambushes for soldiers in Iraq or in Afghanistan. But thousands of radical Islamists are waging a different kind of war from behind their computers, called “electronic jihad.”

These radical Islamic sites have sprung up over the past few years, specializing in the organization and the coordination of concerted cyber-attacks against Israeli, American, Catholic, and Danish Web sites.

All you need to join this anonymous cyberworld is an address registered in Iraq or in tribal zones in Pakistan, and basic computer savvy to carry out concerted attacks in which internauts from the four corners of the world take part.

Among their most high-profile attacks to date was that on the Danish Internet site of daily Jyllands-Posten, which outraged Muslims – and sparked violence worldwide – by publishing controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed in September 2005.

Cyber-jihad is not some vague technical curiosity. It is a real threat the economic well-being of Western nations. Let us hope that the U.S. government’s claims of preparedness and willingness to retaliate are not just hot air.

Cross-posted at and IsraPundit

Posted by Andrew Jaffee @ 12:13 pm |

Democrats Set Stage for Defeat of US Troops

Democrats Set Stage for Defeat of US Troops

by Sher Zieve


As al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups in Iraq have not been able to defeat the United States of America, Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in name only) are finally making the moves to do it themselves. The first step for the Democrats is the ‘non-binding’ vote of ‘no confidence’ in President Bush’s plan to add reinforcements into the Iraq arena, which was passed on Friday. The second is to defund US troops. Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) who vocally denigrated US troops in 2006 when he said they were murdering Iraqis “in cold blood continues to call for an immediate cut and run policy from Iraq. New Speaker of the House Pelosi (D-CA) said she concurs with an abrupt withdrawal. But, the Democrats’ non-binding and feckless proposal is just the beginning.


Murtha has said that he and the House Democrat majority will now work to pull all the financial plugs from the military and place our troops in Iraq in extreme harm’s way. While advising that the Democrats will vote to defund our troops, Murtha said jubilantly: “They [our troops] won’t be able to continue. They won’t be able to do the deployment. They won’t have the equipment, they don’t have the training and they won’t be able to do the work!”


Note: The only thing missing from this unprecedented anti-American and ‘we can defeat the USA’ remark was a hearty laugh from Murtha and a video showing him gleefully rubbing his hands.


In an attempt to explain his statements [AKA “manipulate” them] for the more uninformed liberally-indoctrinated population, Murtha added: “We’re trying to force a redeployment—not by taking money away [but], by redirecting money.” Translation: “Even though we Democrats know our soldiers will now be killed by the terrorists, we’re taking all congressional money away from them. Besides, their lives aren’t as important as the money I’ll be able to use for my own pet projects.”


We are now seeing and hearing what many of us said would happen if Democrats regained congressional power, prior to the 2006 midterm elections. Too many of you stayed home. All of us are now reaping the whirlwind that this apathetic decision caused. Prior to the midterms, some of you told me that there was ‘no difference in political parties anymore’. Do you now see the difference?


House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) commented on Murtha’s remarks with: “While American troops are fighting radical Islamic terrorists thousands of miles away, it is unthinkable that the United States Congress would move to discredit their mission, cut off their reinforcements and deny them the resources they need to succeed and return home safely.” It appears that neither Murtha nor the other Democrat “leaders” care a whit about the abject carnage their decisions will cause. Their power is more important. Can anyone say Nifong?


While conservatives believe that US soldiers willing to fight and die for the rest of us have a higher calling than most of us, Democrats believe they are both stupid and completely expendable. With their actions, Democrats tell us over and over again that they have no use for the US military. And they continue to seethe with fury that our troops would have the audacity to volunteer!


The new congressional Democrat power base are the people that too many of you either directly voted for them or chose to stay home and not vote at all. I am neither being extreme in my comments nor am I engaging in scare-mongering when I say that we-the-people will be reduced to fighting terrorists in our own cities, towns and homes. Political leaders can draw upon vast amounts of cash and favors, in order to secure themselves and maintain their extravagant lifestyles. Most of the rest of us don’t have that luxury. The dye for our ultimate dissolution has been cast.


Many of you have asked me “what can be done?” The only answers I can give is make sure you and your family are well-armed, before our leftist courts finally and irrevocably overrule and dismantle the Second Amendment—and keep your powder dry.






Sher Zieve is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets.

The Barack Obama Test

The Barack Obama Test

By Randall Hoven

“The arguments of liberals are more often grounded in reason and fact.”
  – Senator Barak Obama in his memoir The Audacity of Hope.

As conservatives head into the 2008 presidential election cycle, they might consider brushing up on their facts to catch up with the “arguments” of liberals.  I have prepared a short test to help benighted conservatives gauge their ignorance.
Try answering the 10 questions below, then I will reveal the actual answers and help you evaluate your fitness to cast an informed (by facts) vote in 2008.
The Test
1.  In 2005, the U.S. federal government spent $581 billion on Health and Human Services and $560 billion on Social Security Administration, for a combined total over $1.1 trillion.  How much did the United States spend on Defense-Military?
(a) $2.744 trillion

(b) $1.474 trillion

(c) $744 billion

(d) $474 billion
2.  In 2001, public spending per capita on health in the United Kingdom, Canada and France was $1,518, $1,531 and $1,599, respectively.  How much was public spending per capita on health in the United States?
(a) $168

(b) $682

(c) $1,286

(d) $2,168
3.  In 2003 in the U.S., those making $200,000 or more (Adjusted Gross Income, or AGI) made up less than 2% of all federal income tax returns, yet they accounted for almost 22% of all income (AGI) reported to the IRS.  What fraction of all federal income tax dollars came from those who made $200,000 or more in 2003?
(a) 2%

(b) 12%

(c) 22%

(d) 42%
4.  While 140 countries have signed the Kyoto Treaty to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the U.S. refuses to do so.  From 1994 to 2004, carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of fossil fuels increased by 19.4% in Canada, 26.4% in Greece, 42.9% in Norway, and 68.4% in China.  How much did carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of fossil fuels increase in the U.S. from 1994 to 2004?
(a) 129%

(b) 92.1%

(c) 29.1%

(d) 12.9%
5.  In 2004 in the U.S., just three years after the 911 attacks, there were 1,013 anti-Jewish hate crime offenses.  How many anti-Islamic hate crime offenses were there?
(a) 100,094

(b) 10,094

(c) 1,094

(d) 194
6.  In 2004 in the U.S., the cumulative total of men who had AIDS due to sexual contact with other men was 402,722.  How many men had AIDS due to sexual contact with women?

(a) 43,347,000

(b) 4,334,700

(c) 433,470

(d) 43,347
7.  In 2004 in the U.S., it was not known whether a weapon was present in 5.2% of the cases of rape and sexual assault.  A non-firearm weapon was known to be present in 7.9% of the cases.  How often was a firearm known to be present in rapes and sexual assaults?
(a) 80%

(b) 40%

(c) 20%

(d) 0%
8.  The CIA’s “Comprehensive Report of the Special Advisor to the DCI on Iraq’s WMD” by the Iraq Survey Group (ISG), also known as the “Duelfer Report”, is the authority commonly cited to debunk the threat of WMD as an excuse to invade Iraq in 2003.  Which of the following statements was taken from the Duelfer Report?
(a) “we cannot express a firm view on the possibility that WMD elements were relocated out of Iraq prior to the war”

(b) “ISG technical experts fully evaluated less than one quarter of one percent of the over 10,000 weapons caches throughout Iraq”

(c) “Iraq could have re-established an elementary BW [biological warfare] program within a few weeks to a few months of a decision to do so”

(d) All of the above.
9.  In 2003 in the U.S., the number of pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents was 5,991.  How many motorcycle riders were killed?
(a) 36,076

(b) 7,663

(c) 6,736

(d) 3,676
10.  The intelligence of President George W. Bush is often ridiculed, especially on late-night comedy shows.  What fraction of the general population is less intelligent than President Bush?
(a) 25%

(b) 50%

(c) 75%

(d) 95%
The Answers
The correct answer to every question was (d).  The answers to the first seven questions can be found in The Statistical Abstract of the U.S.  Specific tables from that source, and other sources, are cited in the discussion below.
1.  The U.S. federal government spent $474 billion on Defense-Military in 2005, well less than either Health and Human Services or Social Security (Table 461).  In fact, it was less than 20% of all federal outlays and just 3.8% of GDP.  These are historically low numbers and unprecedented for wartime.
2.  Despite the U.S. health care system often being described as a “free market”, the U.S. spends more in public dollars per capita than almost all other countries, including Canada and the U.K.  In fact, only Norway spends more (Table 1318).  Note that these are public dollars, meaning government spending.  Total public and private spending on health care in the U.S. is about double that, or about 16% of GDP.
3.  Households with AGI of $200,000 paid over 42% of all federal income taxes, despite making up less than 2% of all returns and just 22% of all reported income (Table 474).  In fact, the average tax rate for those making $500,000 or more was 25%, while it was only 7% for those making between $30,000 and $40,000, or near median incomes.  That means the richest tax payers pay more than triple the rate of the middle class.  And this is well after the Republican tax cuts took effect.
4.  Between 1994 to 2004, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. increased by 12.9%, the same increase as that of France and a smaller increase than that of Canada, Greece, Norway, and China.  In fact, U.S. emissions grew at a slower rate than the emissions from 143 of 213 countries (67%), including Cuba, Venezuela and Iran.  Moreover, North America is actually a carbon dioxide sink, meaning it absorbs more than it produces.
5.  In 2004 in the U.S., just three years after the 911 attacks, there were 194 anti-Islamic hate crime offenses, about one fifth as many as anti-Jewish offenses, and only about 2% of all hate crime offenses (Table 308).  In fact, anti-Jewish offenses constituted over two thirds of all anti-religion hate crime offenses, despite both the small numbers of Jews in the country and the much-feared “Muslim backlash” (meaning backlash of non-Muslims against Muslims) that appears ever more phantasmagorical.
6.  In 2004 in the U.S. there was a cumulative total of 43,347 men who had AIDS due to sexual contact with women, or about a tenth as many as those who had it from sexual contact with other men (Table 177).  However, since heterosexual men outnumber gay men by a factor of 10 to 100, gay men (herein meaning men who have sex with men) are 100 to 1,000 times more likely than heterosexual men to get AIDS from sexual contact.
7.  In 2004 in the U.S., no firearm was known to be present in any rape or sexual assault – zero, despite some other type of weapon being present in about 8% of such crimes (Table 315).
8.  The Duelfer Report admitted that dozens of chemical weapons actually were found [later determined to be more than 500], that the ISG did not search much of Iraq, that its sources were not reliable, that most suspected WMD sites had been looted or destroyed, that WMD could very well have been taken out of the country, that WMD programs could have been reconstituted and WMD produced quickly, and that Saddam Hussein intended to do exactly that shortly after he bribed enough countries using the “oil for food” program to drop the sanctions and inspection regime.  Does that sound like “no threat” or “no evidence” to you?
9.  More pedestrians than motorcycle riders were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2003 – in fact, 63% more, according to the National Safety Council.  Of the 44,757 deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, only 3,676 (8%) were motorcycle riders.  Should pedestrians be forced to wear helmets, as are motorcycle riders in many states?  Why not drivers and passengers in cars and trucks, for that matter?
10.  George W. Bush’s SAT score of 1206 has been widely reported.  The SAT score (if taken prior to 1995) can be used to estimate IQ, to compare to the general population, and to compare to occupational averages and popular figures in history.  Using such estimates, President Bush’s IQ is between 125 and 130 which ranks him as more intelligent than over 95% of the population, more intelligent than most college professors and medical doctors, and similar to Abraham Lincoln, Rousseau and Thackeray (comparative IQs of 128).
You might be a liberal if you think

  • We spend more on defense than we do on health care and other human services.
  • Our health care system is worse than other developed countries because the free market has failed and our government doesn’t spend enough on health.
  • The rich pay less in taxes than the poor.
  • The U.S. is one of the worst offenders in producing global warming gases, and keeps on polluting while other countries are cutting back.
  • The biggest problem with Islamic terrorism is the resulting backlash against Muslims.
  • AIDS affects everyone equally, gay and straight.
  • We have high rates of rapes and sexual assault because of the availability of guns.
  • There was no good reason to invade Iraq in 2003, certainly not the threat of WMD.
  • More lives would be saved by making helmets mandatory for motorcycle riders than would be saved by making them mandatory for pedestrians or car drivers and passengers.
  • President Bush is stupid.

Unfortunately, you’d be wrong on every point listed above, based on facts.
The test and list above were not meant to be comprehensive, merely illustrative.  To list liberal beliefs that can be countered by reason and facts would be a task akin to counting grains of sand on a beach – beyond the scope of this article.  Perhaps it will be attempted by a cloister of monks in the next century.
Randall Hoven lives and rides his motorcycle in Illinois, the great state of Barak Obama

Beyond Self-hating

Beyond Self-hating

By Rachel Neuwirth

The most potent weapon in the arsenal of the Arab and Islamist extremists seeking the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people has always been, not bombs, not guns, not missiles, not aircraft, not even the barbarism of suicide-homicide bombers,–but propaganda. Their massive and unrelenting propaganda campaign over the past sixty years has depicted Israel as a vicious, conspiratorial aggressor against, and oppressor of, the Arab people, and “world Jewry” as parties to and supporters of this conspiracy by “Zionism” and “the Zionist entity.” 

Most of the world has come to accept this big lie, as well as the thousands of smaller lies that have been used to construct it like the individual stones that form the Great Pyramid of Giza. Unfortunately, many Jews, including Israeli Jews, have come to accept it, too. Anti-Israel propaganda has been given so much credence within Israel itself that it has sapped the will of the Israeli government and sections of Israel’s people to resist the incessant, murderous terrorist campaign waged against them. The acceptance of the Arab-Islamist “narrative” by many Israeli politicians, journalists, and scholars has been the principal cause of the endless, suicidal concessions that one Israeli government after another has made to the terrorists since 1993. Israel is dying a slow death by poisoning from this propaganda.
And within this arsenal of Arab-Islamist propaganda, by far the most devastating weapon has been those Jews who participate in manufacturing it. An article posted on the website of the American Jewish Committee for the past year, which has received renewed attention recently, documents the published rhetoric of a number of these Jewish anti-Israel propagandists (only a small fraction, unfortunately, of the total number of them). The language used by these American and Canadian Jewish college professors and other  “intellectuals” to describe Israel and Jews, as documented by  the author of this study, Professor Alvin F. Rosenfeld of Indiana University, includes the following:  “belligerent,” “bloody, “brutal,” “cataclysmic,” “corrupt,” “cruel,” “dangerous,” “deadly,” “militaristic,” “apocalyptic,” “blind,” “demonic,” “fanatical,” “insane, ” and “mad.” (Jacqueline Rose). Israel is “amoral,” “barbaric,” “brutal,” “destructive,” “fascistic,” “oppressive,” “racist,” “sordid,” and “uncivilized,” (from the volume Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers: Conversations with Jewish Critics of Israel, edited by Seth Farber).
Israel is guilty of “apartheid,” “state terrorism,” “ethnic cleansing,” “crimes against humanity,” and “pure genocide.”(Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers).  

“We take Zionism to be a form of collective insanity.” (Rose) 
“How did one of the most persecuted peoples of the world come to embody some of the worst cruelties of the modern nation-state?” (Rose).
“The soul of the nation [Israel] was forfeit from the day of its creation” (Rose).
“Zionist atrocities” are part of “a race war against the Palestinians,” aimed at “the extinction of a people.”(Michael Neumann, a professor of philosophy at Trent University in Canada).
The Palestinians “are being shot because Israel thinks all Palestinians should vanish or die” (Neumann).
“Most [Jews] support a state that commits war crimes” (Neumann).
“The case for Jewish complicity [in war crimes] seems much stronger than the case for German complicity” in the Holocaust (Neumann).
“What the Nazis had not succeeded in accomplishing, we as Jews have embarked upon.” (Marc Ellis, a self-styled Jewish “theologian” and professor of Jewish Studies at Baylor University).

There is much, much more like this in the books and articles reviewed by Professor Rosenfeld, all of them published within the past few years; and still more in hundreds of similar writings by these and many other anti-Israel Jews that Professor Rosenfeld’s essay does not mention-through no fault of his, since a complete digest of all of these scurrilous writings by “self-hating” Jews would require a several score volumes at a bare minimum;  but these extracts will give us some idea of the mentality and bias of this faction of  “progressive” Jewish “intellectuals”.
In addition to producing this type of overheated rhetoric against Israel, some of these Jewish haters of Zion admit that they are not entirely opposed to anti-Semitism.  And if anti-Semitism should lead to violence against Jews,

“Who cares?…. To regard any shedding of Jewish blood as a world-shattering calamity… is racism, pure and simple; the valuing of one’s race’s blood over all others” (Neumann).

“We should almost never take anti-Semitism seriously and maybe we should have some fun with it.” (Neumann).

Many of the Jewish Zion-haters make it clear that they seek to “annihilate the Jewish state” itself (this phrase comes from Joel Kovel, a professor of philosophy at Bard College). And some are open about their support for terrorism against Jews. Steve Quester says (in (Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers) “[W]hen the suicide bombings started one after the other, I was like,’ Okay, now everyone’s got to understand how horrible the Israeli behavior is’. . . So, I just went out and bought myself a little Palestinian flag pin and wore it around all the time.”
As Professor Rosenfeld puts it,

“no convincing evidence is offered to support any of these extreme charges. Rather… .it is an unquestioned assumption of [these Jewish “progressives”] collective thinking that Israel is an inherently racist, oppressive, and singularly brutal country and, ipso facto, stands guilty as charged.”

In other words, for these “progressives,” no evidence is needed to defame an entire nation and people. But the very fact that such extreme anti-Israel allegations and rhetoric originate with Jews give them a legitimacy and credibility in the eyes of world opinion that they would never have otherwise. Most people, naturally enough, cannot believe that Jews would make up vicious lies about their fellow Jews. Surely many readers of these books and articles by “progressive” Jews must ask themselves,” how could any human beings be capable of inventing lies about their own people, their own ethnic group, or their own faith-community, or about the nation formed by their own people or faith-community?”  
It is not unnatural for non-Jews to believe that what Jews say about each other or their own institutions must be true. And once these extreme allegations against Israel are accepted as fact, then the constant terrorism and armed aggression directed against Israel over the past sixty years, the suicide-homicide bombings directed at Jewish civilians, and perhaps even the complete annihilation of Israel openly threatened by President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad of Iran, by Hamas, and by so many others in the Arab and Islamic lands, have become morally acceptable to hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. Israel’s six million Jews (yes, there are now nearly six million of them) have become isolated and extremely vulnerable to those who mean to do them harm.
As a consequence of their endorsing and actively disseminating these monstrous libels against Israel and their fellow Jews, and thereby giving them credibility in the eyes of the world, the “progressive” Zion-hating Jews have already got a lot of blood on their hands. And it is all too likely that in the future they will have dipped their hands in a lot more.
* John Landau contributed to this article