fredag, februari 17, 2017

Kan islam fungera i Sverige ?

 
 
 En intressant debatt i Svensk Webb-TV
kring den viktiga frågan
KAN ISLAM FUNGERA I SVERIGE ?
 
Debattörernas svar kan sammanfattas som
NEJ !
 
"En kult som fryst fast i 600-talets
Arabiska öknen måste kollidera
med det moderna samhället" 
 
"Efterlyser slöjförbud i svenska skolor
för att inte tvinga på barnen islamistiska
värderingar."
 
"I moskéer ber man för jihad, befäster
ett hat mot Västerlandet och försöker
relativisera jihadistiska dåd."
 
"Islam FUNGERAR inte någonstans i
världen, men det kommer att finnas
muslimer i Sverige under överskådlig tid."
  


 
 
 
Se debatten och fundera !

PS
Om en annan konsekvens av islams
segertåg i Sverige berättar document.no



 

måndag, februari 13, 2017

Judisk politiker döms för att ha avslöjat terrorist



 
 
 
Finn Rudaizky var tidigare ordförande i Judiska
Församlingen i Köpenhamn. Han var under trettiosju
år medlem i socialdemokraterna, men lämnade partiet
i protest mot att man accepterade aktiva islamister
som medlemmar.
Numera representerar han konservativa Dansk
Folkeparti i Köpenhamns kommun.
 
 
Omar al-Husseini begick i februari 2015
två terrordåd mot ett möte på Krudtönden
och senare mot Synagogan.
Terroristen  försökte skjuta Lars Vilks, men 
mördade istället Finn Nörgaard, åhörare på
Vilksmötet, och synagogans väktare Dan Uzan.
Dan Uzan räddade genom sitt hjältemod
över 80 människor inne i Synagogan.
 
 
Han hyllades för dådet i flera moskéer och begravningen
samlade stora människomassor, framförallt från de
kriminella och islamistiska shariagängen i Köpenhamn,
men även från Muslimska Brödraskapet. 
Hans uppdragsgivare Kalifatet Irak/Syrien hyllade
honom med en film på nätet.
 
 
Finn Rudaizky upptäckte att Köpenhamns social-
förvaltningen sedan länge satt på upplysningar
om att den gravt kriminella Omar al-Husseini
även umgicks i terroristkretsar. Upplysningar
som man undanhållit från säkerhetspolisen....
 
Rudaizky avslöjade denna skandal för två
kvällstidningar, varefter det spreds över
Finn Rudaizky åtalades sedan för att ha lämnat
ut sekretessbelagda upplysningar om den döde
terroristen.... 
 
Men Rudaizky är inte ångerfull, tvärtom...
Han menar att hade kommunen gjort sin plikt
hade terroristen kunnat stoppas i tid.
 
- Jeg kan ikke frigøre mig fra den tanke, at havde kommunen dog bare gjort noget i forhold til Omar El-Hussein tidligt i forløbet, så havde vi måske ikke haft et terrorangreb, siger Finn Rudaizky.
Trods sin uenighed i rettens afgørelse har Finn Rudaizky valgt ikke at anke dommen. 
- Jeg respekterer, at det er dommens afgørelse, og at den er baseret på jura. Men jeg mener, at loven er alt for restriktiv. Hvis der sker noget tilsvarende igen, så vil den her dom være med til at lægge bånd på kommende politikere, så de ikke gør noget tilsvarende, siger Finn Rudaizky til Ritzau. (TV2)

 
Danska Tryckfrihetssällskapet har startat en insamling
till Finn Rudaizkys böter, då man betraktar hans "läcka"
som en samhällsnyttig gärning. 
 
Och nog undrar man ibland över hur
mycket som arkiveras på socialtjänsten
eller Migrationsverket här i Sverige, men
som borde lämnats över till SÄPO i tid....
Blivande terrorister brukar hinna sätta
många spår hos myndigheterna innan
det är för sent att stoppa dem.
Det är kanske fler både politiker
och tjänstemän med civilkurage
vi behöver ?
 
 
 


fredag, februari 10, 2017

Terrorist oskadliggörs med symaskin






Vid ett arabiskt terrordåd på torsdagskvällen i staden Petah Tikva skadades sex israeler.
Terroristen startade med att skjuta ombord på en stadsbuss. Då hans k-pist hängde upp sig jagades han av upprörda medborgare in på den lokala marknaden. Där högg han vilt omkring sig.
Slutligen rusade han in på ett skrädderi, där skräddaren oskadliggjorde honom med en symaskin...



At least five people were lightly wounded when a Palestinian man opened fire at a bus and stabbed someone near an outdoor market in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva on Thursday evening, officials said.
Police officers later arrested the West Bank man, who was still in possession of the gun used in the attack, a police spokesperson said.
The Hamas terror group in Gaza praised the attack as a “natural result” of Israeli crimes, but did not claim responsibility. Hamas called on other Palestinians to follow the gunman’s example, Ynet reported.
 

 
Just before 5:00 p.m., the gunman, opened fire at a bus near the Petah Tikva market on Baron Hirsch Street. One a man in his 50s was shot in the leg, while two women — one in her 50s, the other in her 30s — were hit by shrapnel, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.
He was identified by Palestinian media as Sadeq Nasser Abu Mazen, 18, from Beita al-Foka, a village south of Nablus.
 
The Palestinian teenager used a Carlo-style submachine gun, a comparatively cheap improvised firearm, which is prevalent in the West Bank. Carlos, which are often cobbled together from water pipes and spare parts, are notoriously unreliable, and the weapon used in the attack apparently jammed multiple times.
 
What is normally an automatic weapon was only able to fire a shot every few seconds, according to videos from the scene. An eyewitness told Walla news that the gunmen also entered a shop and tried to open fire, but his gun wouldn’t work at all.
The incident occurred at the entrance to the city’s busy central market, which was crowded with people shopping ahead of Shabbat.
 
The Ynet news site reported that one of the civilians used one of the shop’s sewing machines to take down the attacker. An eyewitness told Channel 2 news that he used a wood plank to hit the man as well, and said the suspect yelled in Arabic as he was tackled.
 
In the scuffle, a man in his 40s was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver as he attempted to apprehend the assailant, he told medics.
After the suspected terrorist was subdued by the citizens, police officers arrived and arrested him. He was handed over to the Shin Bet security service for questioning, Ben-David said.

(Arutz Sheva, YnetNews)


***
 
De senaste dygnen har Israel även utsatts för raket-
beskjutning från Sinai. Fyra raketer avlossades, varav
tre sköts ned av Iron Dome och den fjärde träffade ett
ökenområde. Kalifatet har tagit på sig dådet.
 
Se Anna Ahronheims (Jerusalem Post) twitterflöde:
 
 

 
 
 

onsdag, februari 08, 2017

Jihadismens farfar marscherar framåt mot ....


 


Muslimska Brödraskapet beskrivs ofta som
jihadismens farfar.
Med start i Egypten på 1920-talet har denna
fanatiska islamistiska rörelse spridits över
världen. Alliansen med Obamaregimen för
att utlösa den s k arabiska våren 2011 blev en
kraftig vitamininjektion för islamismen.
 
Brödraskapets slutgiltiga mål: Sharialagstiftning
i alla länder och återupprättande av ett världs-
omspännande kalifat 
står nu närmare än någonsin under det
senaste århundradet.
 
Deras strategi: Att gradvis skjuta fram sin front-
linje genom samarbete med okunniga och makt-
hungriga politiker i Väst lyckas över förväntan.
Obama är inte enda exemplet. De okända, men
alltför mäktiga kommissarierna i EU, som t ex
  "utrikesministern" Federica Mogherini och 
Martin Schulz, snart ny kansler (?) i Tyskland ,
samarbetar dagligen med FIOE (Brödraskapets
Europaorganisation), som de erkänt som
"representant för Europas muslimer".
 
 
Bloggen Legal Insurrection berättar om läget
i Tyskland:
 
German intelligence agencies are alarmed over the growing influence of radical Islamist “Muslim Brotherhood” organisation in the state of Saxony. The Islamist group is buying large number of properties and setting up mosques all across the state, Saxony’s Office for the Protection of Constitution (LfV) said. “The aim of Muslim Brotherhood is to establish Sharia in Germany,” Head of LfV, Gordian Meyer-Plath told German newspaper Die Welt.

Muslim Brotherhood came out of Egypt in 1920s and has influenced Jihadi terrorist movements all across the Muslim world.  ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, both got their ideological training as members of Muslim Brotherhood. Gaza-based terrorist outfit Hamas is also an offshoot of Muslim Brotherhood.

With uncontrolled mass-migration from Arab and Muslim majority countries, Germany is opening up itself to the global Jihadi resurgence represented by groups ranging from ISIS to Muslim Brotherhood. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in midst of her re-election bid, has refused to show any flexibility on her “Refugee Policy”. Merkel reiterated again this week that there will be no upper-limit to migrant intake if she wins the parliamentary election this September.
 
German newspaper Die Welt reported the latest revelations made by Saxony’s Intelligence Agency (LfV):
Saxony state’s Intelligence Agency is watching the growing influence of radical-Islamic Muslim Brotherhood organisation with great concern.
Capitalising on the lack of prayer rooms for newly-arrived Muslims as part of the refugee influx, Muslim Brotherhood is using organisations like “Saxony’s Community Centres” (SBS) to build networks and spread its vision of political Islam, LfV’s President Gordian Meyer-Plath said in Dresden. (…)
Currently, buildings are being bought at massive scale to set up mosques or community centres for Muslims. These activities are taking place in several cities including Leipzig, Riesa, Meissen, Pirna, Dresden, Bautzen and Görlitz.
There is no shortage of financial resources, noted Meyer-Plath. “They are going across the state with huge sums of money and buying up real estate.” [Author’s translation]
  The question is, would German authorities act on this intelligence and crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood’s growing network in the country?  So far, Merkel’s Government has been deaf to other equally alarming intelligence findings. According to the last year’s annual report of Germany’s intelligence agency, Germany is home to 1000 Hezbollah and 300 Hamas members, both internationally recognised terrorist groups. German authorities have failed to clamp down on these terrorists groups operating on its soil in any meaningful way.
If Muslim Brotherhood’s aim is to impose Sharia in Germany; then it is already succeeding brilliantly.

Germany’s Minister of Justice recently drafted a law that refuses to ban child marriage. Government statistics put the number of married children (mostly minor girls) in Germany at 1,475, of whom 361 are under the age of 14 — a rising trend thanks to mass-migration from Muslim countries.
As the German newspaper Bild described the law: “A 13-year-old child bride would have to testify against her husband, saying that her well-being as a child is under threat. If neither the child nor the Child Welfare Service lodges a complaint, for all practical purposes the marriage would be declared legitimate.” [Author’s translation]

According to a government study released this week, the practice of female genital mutilation has reached historic highs in Germany. The Federal Ministry of Family counted 47,000 cases of female genital mutilation in the country, many carried out on girls taken out of Germany under the pretext of vacation. The practice is prevalent in Arab-North Africa.
At the altar of Multiculturalism, Germany’s ruling class has no problem swapping the Rule of Law for stone-age Sharia practices. Their virtue signalling to each other is more important than the rights and wellbeing of women or Children.
 
 
 
 
 


måndag, februari 06, 2017

Tjugonio mördade kopter efter kyrkobombning

 
 
 
Bombningen av St Markus koptiska katedral
i Kairo strax före nyår har hittills krävt 29 dödsoffer.
Flera offer svävar fortfarande mellan liv och död.
St Markus är kopternas viktigaste kyrka och säte
 
 
Självmordbombaren, en 22-årig medlem av
Muslimska Brödraskapet, är identifierad,
därutöver är ett antal medbrottslingar gripna.
Säkerhetsläget för landets kristna urbefolkning 
(omkring en femtedel av Egyptens befolkning)
har annars förbättrats betydligt sedan president
Sisi tillträdde. För första gången har en egyptisk
president gjort allvarliga försök att stoppa
diskrimineringen av urbefolkningen.
 
 
 
Cairo — The death toll of the St. Peter and St. Paul church bombing in December increased to 29 after the death of 14-year-old Dimyana Amir, reported state-run MENA news agency on Saturday.
 
The blast, which coincided with the Muslim celebration of the Prophet's Birthday, took place at the church attached to one of Egypt's most symbolic sites for Copts, St. Mark's Coptic Cathedral.
 
Dozens of worshippers were injured in the explosion, many of whom are women and children attending Sunday mass.
 

One day after the explosion, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi identified the suicide bomber as 22-year old Mahmoud Shafiq Mohamed Mostafa.

The interior ministry announced later that people in connection with the
Muslim Brotherhood group schemed the attack on the church.
The ministry said then that it arrested four people including a woman, all of whom assisted the suicide bomber.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

***
 
En annan jihadist från Muslimska Brödraskapet angrep i
fredags två soldater på vakt utanför Louvren i Paris.
Egyptiern Abdullah Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy
gick till angrepp med en machete medan han
skrek Allahu Akbar- jihadisternas urgamla
stridsrop.



onsdag, februari 01, 2017

"A how-to guide for moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem"



Dr. Einat Wilf ger i Washington Institutes Fikra Forum
fyra goda råd till president Trump hur han med framgång
kan gå till väga för att flytta amerikanska ambassaden
i Israel till landets huvudstad Jerusalem.
Det är en viktig, men grannlaga, uppgift där han
säkert har stor nytta av experthjälp.... 


A short four-step how-to guide for moving the American Embassy in Israel from its present
location in Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

To the President of the United States, attached please find a short four-step how-to guide for moving the American Embassy in Israel from its present location in Tel-Aviv, Israel’s cultural and economic capital, to Jerusalem, Israel’s political capital.
This guide will enable you, the President, to realize a clear campaign promise, support an ally, stand by those truly committed to justice and peace, end a long-standing but entirely nonsensical US policy, and as a cherry on top, expose hypocrisy. 

Step 1:
Choose a location for the embassy in Jerusalem that is clearly west of the 1949 armistice line, also known as the 1967 line. This part of Jerusalem has been under undisputed Israeli sovereignty since there was a modern state of Israel. This part has nothing holy in it - it is humdrum neighborhoods (I know, I grew up there). Make a special effort to find a location that overlooks the most important sites in this part of the city, all conveniently located next to each other: the Israeli Parliament – the Knesset, the Supreme Court, the Government offices, the Hebrew University, and the new National Library. You will note that these are proud symbols of the achievement of Israel and Zionism, symbols of Israeli sovereignty, knowledge, and creativity. You could do no better than place the symbol of the friendship between our two countries in their proximity.

Don’t be tempted to place the embassy in the area that was the no man’s land before 1967, where some claim land has already been purchased for that purpose, and certainly nowhere east of the 1967 lines. This might not completely satisfy Jewish maximalists, but it is critical for the success of this move and for the ability to reach the above goals, especially the hypocrisy exposure one.

Step 2:
Make it clear in your statements that the move merely acknowledges what has been known for decades – the parts of Jerusalem west of the 1967 line undisputedly belong to Israel, and Israel has the sovereign right of every nation to place its capital in its undisputed territory. Add that this move will finally put to bed the fiction that the vast area that encompasses Jerusalem west and east of the 1967 line is a “Corpus Separatum” – a separate entity – that belongs to the international community, as envisioned in the UN 1947 partition proposal.

This fiction, as all good fictions do, never existed anywhere but on paper. It never existed for the simple reason that the Arabs rejected the partition proposal and opened war to prevent it from being realized, and in losing the war Jerusalem west of the armistice lines became undisputedly Israel’s, and Jerusalem east of the line entered an extended period of disputed claims.

Clarify that nearly 70 years after the end of that war, the US is finally ending an illogical policy that holds the undisputed status of Jerusalem west of the 1949 armistice line hostage to the ongoing dispute over Jerusalem east of that line. The US is done denying Israel a basic national sovereign right to establish its capital in undisputed territory. You can add a statement that the US continues to call upon Israelis and Palestinians to directly negotiate the future of Jerusalem east of the 1967 line, with a special call that any arrangement should be mindful of the importance of the holy places, found only in Jerusalem east of the 1967 lines, to Judaism, Christianity and Islam and secure freedom of access and worship to these sites.

This should minimize the threat of violence in response to the move, since such statements would allow Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims who are not opposed to Israel within the 1967 lines a face-saving hook that would allow them to treat the US move as changing nothing, and therefore not deserving of negative response. 

Step 3:
Call out those Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims who are threatening violence over the US move for their real meaning: are they denying that Jerusalem west of the 1967 line clearly belongs to Israel? Are they laying claim to that territory too? After decades of asking the world to limit Jewish and Israeli claims east of the 1967 line, are they demanding Israel west of that line for themselves as well? If Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims will oppose the US move, as outlined above, they are essentially saying that Israel even within the 1967 lines is illegitimate, and thereby expose their enduring maximalist claims.

As a long-standing supporter of the Palestinian right to self-determination, I have found that it is critical that Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim maximalists should be called out for what underlies their fury:  nothing less than racism plain and simple, a continued denial that the Jewish people, no more and no less than any other people, possess the equal and universal right for self-determination in their land. While those Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims might react with violence, it is a violence that is based not on opposition to the move itself, but on a more base opposition to the very existence of the state of Israel. This is an important opportunity to clarify that America will not bow to that, and neither should any other country.

Step 4:
Call upon all other countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel to follow suit. Address your call especially to those countries that voted for UN Security Council Resolution 2334, that so thoroughly denied Jewish and Israeli claims east of the 1967 line, as well as to those countries who participated in the Paris Conference, which affirmed the resolution.

Their resolution, even if unintended, powerfully affirmed that there is absolutely no legal dispute or claim to Israeli territory west of the 1967, including Jerusalem. This legitimate interpretation of the language of the resolution provides sufficient legal basis for moving the embassy to Jerusalem west of the 1967 lines. Make it clear that the US will view as utter hypocrisy any country denying Jewish and Israeli claims east of that line, while refusing to take the most obvious step to acknowledge the undisputed nature of Israeli territory west of that line.

There you have it Mr. President, a clear and simple path to achieving a multitude of goals: swiftly realizing a major campaign promise, demonstrating your friendship to a long-standing ally, shaking stale beltway orthodoxies, standing up to maximalists and hypocrites alike, and actually taking a real step towards justice and peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Good Luck.

 
 

måndag, januari 30, 2017

Återigen bevisat: Religion driver terroristerna

 
 
 
Terrorismens "förklarare", d v s i praktiken dess
försvarare, hävdar ofta att terrorister blir terrorister
p g a "utanförskap", "fattigdom" eller "diskriminering". 
 
Gång på gång har deras teorier motbevisats, men
ändå fortsätter detta för vissa så välkomna PK-tugg....
Då behöver man ju inte låtsas om det experter sagt
i åratal: Det är i många moskéer morgondagens
terrorister utbildas och hetsas till hat mot kristna
och judar (och även "avvikande" muslimer).
Deras våld och hat mot oliktänkande utgår från
de oheliga skrifterna, d v s den onde profetens
direkta order till de troende.
 
Nu har en kanadensisk akademisk studie, baserad
på ett stort antal intervjuer med jihadister, återigen
kunnat berätta:
 
Dagens terrorister drivs av islamism,
d v s en oftast ordagrann tillämpning
av islams oheliga skrifter.
 
***
 
Prominent public figures and officials often claim that Islam has nothing to do with the jihadist terrorist violence spreading throughout the world. A recent academic study challenges this misguided view – by actually speaking to terrorist foreign fighters.

The authors of "Talking to Foreign Fighters: Insights into the Motivations for Hijrah to Syria and Iraq," University of Waterloo sociologist Lorne L. Dawson, and George Washington University Program on Extremism Fellow Amarnath Amarasingam, published their findings after numerous conversations with 20 foreign fighters, mostly coming from the West. None of the jihadists cited socioeconomic grievances or other forms of disenfranchisement as a major role in their decisions to wage jihad abroad. Rather, the conversations largely revolved around their Islamist beliefs.

Religion dominated discussion so much, the report said, that "it seems implausible to suggest that religiosity (i.e. a sincere religious commitment, no matter how ill informed or unorthodox) is not a primary motivator for their actions. Religion provides the dominant frame these foreign fighters use to interpret almost every aspect of their lives..."

The authors cite a British Muslim who joined Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, which is now called Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.
"The zeal for jihad always struck me when I would sit in my room and read Qur'an with English translation," he said. "I would wonder how jihad was fought today. At the outbreak of 2011 war in Syria, the thinking of going began and brothers from town who had gone were an inspiration."

Previous studies on foreign fighter motivations tend to exclusively focus on "push" factors, such as poor socioeconomic status or psychological factors, that encourage Western foreign fighters to fight abroad. Other radicalization studies tend to emphasize that a search for meaning and identity is an important factor explaining why some Westerners, including Americans, adopt the Islamic State's ideology. Another recent report emphasized the criminal pasts among many Western foreign fighters moving to Syria and Iraq.

While these factors may play a role in radicalization processes, they fail to fully explain why some people embrace violence or wage jihad abroad. In some contexts, terrorists come from relatively higher socio-economic and educated status, such as Palestinian suicide bombers and terrorists. Ideology and indoctrination clearly plays a major role in their radicalization. Many individuals around the world face social, economic, and psychological issues and many others search for meaning in life, but do not necessarily become terrorists.

In trying to understand radicalization and foreign fighter motivations, researchers need to put more emphasis on the role of religion and radical Islamist ideology. While many American Islamists and their prominent sympathizers argue that Islam or Islamism has nothing to do with the terrorist violence plaguing the world, engaging in an actual conversation with some of these terrorists suggests otherwise.




fredag, januari 27, 2017

Glimtar av ett liv som nästan utplånades


Steven Spielbergs fantastiska filmarkiv
har räddat levande bilder av ett judiskt
Centraleuropa, som nästan utplånades
under Förintelsen.
 

OBS ! Ännu så länge är det tydligen bara filmer
som har ett foto till vänster om texten som går
att se digitalt.
 




Och, liksom många gånger tidigare,
med anledning av Förintelsens Minnesdag:

"....och ordet var Folkmord"  










President Trump bromsar två miljarder i terrorstöd från Obama


 

Times of Israel avslöjar idag att president Trump
lyckats stoppa över två miljarder kronor som Obama-
regimen under sina sista timmar utanordnade till PLO
och Hamas.
Hamas är ju en avläggare till Obamas allierade Muslimska
Brödraskapet och Kerry har framstått som en av PLO-
regimens bästa vänner.
 
Obamas och Kerrys avsikt var uppenbarligen att göra det
möjligt för den bankrutta terrorstaten "Palestina"
att fortsätta den islamistiska terrorn mot Israel även
när USA fått en regering som motarbetar terrorism...
Men försöket tycks ha misslyckats genom kongress-
ledamöters vaksamhet.  
 
***
 
The Trump administration has informed the Palestinian Authority that it is freezing the transfer of $221 million which was quietly authorized by the Obama administration in its final hours on January 20, a senior Palestinian source has told The Times of Israel.
 
US officials conveyed to PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday that the funds were not expected to be handed over in the immediate future, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
           
 On Tuesday, the State Department said it was reviewing the last-minute decision by former secretary of state John Kerry to send the funds to the Palestinians despite objections to the transfer by congressional Republicans.
The department said it would look at the payment and might make adjustments to ensure it comports with the Trump administration’s priorities.
 
The Obama administration had for some time been pressing for the release of the money for the Palestinian Authority, which comes from the US Agency for International Development, known as USAID, and is to be used for humanitarian aid in the West Bank and Gaza to support political and security reforms, as well as help prepare for good governance and the rule of law in a future Palestinian state, according to the notification sent to Congress.
 
Even without the $221 million, the Palestinian source noted that in 2016 the PA received $250 million from the US government.
 
 


 

torsdag, januari 26, 2017

"Defending the civilized world"

 
 

 
Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for Defense of
Democracies and a columnist for The Washington Times
 
***
In an inaugural address that was more purposeful than poetic, President Trump last Friday vowed to “unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.”
I hope we can agree, across party and ideological lines, that those are worthwhile objectives. But let’s acknowledge, too, that achieving them will require a much more strenuous and strategic effort than previous administrations have undertaken.

The least likely place for uniting nations: the United Nations, an organization that has never managed even to define terrorism. A few U.N. members fight terrorism day after day (e.g., Egypt, Jordan, Israel). Others, however, condone and even sponsor it (e.g., Iran). The U.N. includes representatives of both the civilized and uncivilized worlds, and cannot be said to prefer one over the other.
Our Europeans allies are civilized — perhaps to a fault. Many embrace moral relativism as expressed in the mantra: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” Bringing Europe into a meaningful union against terrorism will require a heavy lift.

A straightforward definition of terrorism: violence intentionally directed against noncombatants for political purposes. That should, indeed, be seen as a barbaric practice. But terrorism is not the enemy. It is only a weapon the enemy deploys.
Most contemporary terrorism is, as Mr. Trump suggested, driven by “radical Islam,” an adequate term for a variety of ideologies rooted in totalitarian, supremacist and medievalist readings of Islamic scripture. Those who understand this also grasp why the Islamic State and the Islamic Republic of Iran are more alike than different.

Not for the first time is America threatened by such totalitarian foes. The goal of the Communists was domination by one class. The Nazis sought to establish the supremacy of one race. Today, the Islamists fight for one religion über alles. They want all of us, Muslim and “infidel” alike, to obey Shariah — Islamic law as they interpret it. And if you don’t think they’ve been making progress over recent years you haven’t been paying close attention.

To defeat the Nazis and their allies required battles on many fronts from North Africa to the South Pacific. World War II, though relatively brief, was exceedingly lethal: More than 60 million people killed, about 3 percent of the world’s population at the time.

The Cold War followed. In 1946, diplomat George Kennan sent his “Long Telegram” from Moscow analyzing Joseph Stalin’s ideology and intentions. Largely on this basis, President Truman, in 1947, decided to “contain” the Soviet Union and assist those threatened by communist aggression.
Three years after that, as military strategist Sebastian Gorka recalls in his 2016 book, “Defeating Jihad,” a State-Defense Policy Review Group was established under the chairmanship of Paul Nitze, then director of policy planning in the State Department. It produced NSC-68, a 58-page National Security Council report on the USSR, its “fanatic faith” and its determination to “impose its absolute authority over the rest of the world.”

NSC-68 explained why the Soviets were unlikely to sincerely embrace peaceful coexistence: “The United States, as the principal center of power in the non-Soviet world and the bulwark of opposition to Soviet expansion, is the principal enemy whose integrity and vitality must be subverted or destroyed by one means or another if the Kremlin is to achieve its fundamental design.” On this basis, Truman implemented a robust set of policies, including covert actions and psychological warfare, aimed at weakening the Kremlin and frustrating its imperialist designs.

Fast forward to 1983, when President Ronald Reagan came to the conclusion that containment had proven insufficient and attempts at detente unavailing. He accused his predecessor, President Jimmy Carter, of “vacillation, appeasement and aimlessness.”

It is sometimes said that Reagan’s strategy was “We win, they lose.” In fact, that was his desired outcome. The essence of his strategy was articulated in National Security Decision Directive 75. “NSDD-75 was an extraordinarily ambitious, across-the-board assault on the Soviet Union,” in the words of Paul Kengor, author of “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.”
To the disapproval of many academics and State Department officials, Mr. Reagan would call the Soviet Union an “evil empire” and exert pressure — diplomatic, political, military, ideological and, not least, economic — on a regime that was not as strong or stable as it looked to most observers, the CIA included.

On Dec. 25, 1991, three years after Reagan left office, the hammer-and-sickle flag that had flown over Moscow since early in the 20th century would be lowered for the final time.

In retrospect, it may appear that the defeat of communism was inevitable. More plausibly, it was the result of Reagan’s revival of national strength and purpose — combined with solid research, analysis and, above all, strategic planning.
Many Americans and Europeans disapproved of the project. They believed the Soviets had a thing or two to teach us about social justice and they looked forward to communism and capitalism “converging.” Such people are with us still.

“The future is unknowable,” Churchill recognized, “but the past should give us hope.” Islamic radicalism and the terrorism it inspires can be defeated — though eradication, at least in the near-term, may be too ambitious a goal. We should not imagine that the process will be quick or easy.

A global revolution is underway. It threatens free nations. It is led by true believers — Sunni and Shia alike — who nurture ancient resentments and exhibit a formidable “will to power.” They have a strategy and they are prepared to fight a long war. Not until the same can be said of us will it be possible to defeat them.






fredag, januari 20, 2017

Farväl Obama ! Välkommen Trump !

 
 
 
Så här medan det amerikanska folket tar emot sin
nye president kan man ägna en tanke åt det som
försvinner idag. D v s Obamaregimen, denna vidriga
parentes i USA:s historia. Vad som blir historikernas
dom återstår att se. Blir det åtta års inrikespolitisk
inaktivitet, det ekonomiska fiaskot, ett Mellanöstern
i totalt kaos efter alliansen med Muslimska Brödra-
skapet eller hans sjukliga hat mot Israel
som blir det bestående minnet av president
Obama ?
 
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Till slut, läs en avskedshälsning till Obama från
jihadisterna och Obama helst skulle vilja utplåna...
 
Men som Yishai Fleisher påpekar: Medan Obama
inte längre bor i Vita Huset finns det levande judar
kvar i Beit El, Efrat, Ma’ale Adumim och Shilo,
d v s i hela det Judéen och Samarien som Obama
(och EU) kämpade för att överlämna till PLO och
Hamas...
 
Låt oss hoppas att Obama därmed inte kan göra
mera ont mot Israel och det judiska folket.

Läs också mera om Hebron.
 
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Dear President Obama,
I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here in Israel, thought you were a friend. But for us settlers, there was no question that you were a challenger, a formidable foe.
It was easy to determine.
You and your team condemned our homes and lives in the West Bank as “illegitimate,” and branded us “occupiers.” Now, it is one thing to theorize that Israel should rip up settlements and part with our ancestral lands for the sake of a compromise to end the conflict. But it is quite another to say that our presence in these areas is “illegitimate” or that Israel is an “occupation.”
 

For us “settlers,” the West Bank of the Jordan River — Judea and Samaria — is the Jewish historic heartland, where most of our people’s foundational stories took place. From our perspective, living here is key to giving the modern state of Israel its rooting in Jewish history and connecting it to the two previous Jewish commonwealths that existed on this very soil. If we weren’t here, the historic foundations of our connection to this land would be undermined. If we have no rights to ancient Hebron, we certainly won’t have them to modern Tel Aviv.

Furthermore, it is a core settler belief that evacuation from Judea and Samaria — Israel’s mountainous highlands — would  undermine Israel’s security. The 2005 Gaza evacuation and immediate takeover by Hamas proved us right. Today, three wars and more than 1,000 of our casualties later, more than half of our country agrees that, as jihad becomes prevalent in the region, the last thing Israel needs is Palestine looking down on us from the mountaintops.
So, while you obsessively condemned us in Paris and at the Security Council as illegitimate occupiers, we see ourselves as historically legitimate, having a deep connection with our land and on the front lines of the battle to defend our small country.

However, your attack on Israel went beyond criticism of the settlements. If we were keeping a scorecard of the boxing match between you and Israel, I would say that you landed three big punches:

Iran — In your steadfast embrace of Iran, you dropped the sanctions and released millions of dollars into the coffers of the world’s number one terror exporter and a dangerous and determined hater of Israel. You legitimized the jihadists while delegitimizing the only light of liberty in the region, the Jewish state. Big point for you.

Jerusalem — In the Supreme Court case “Zivotofsky v. Kerry,” lawyers for your State Department successfully defended the idea that Congress cannot require the State Department to indicate in American passports that Jerusalem is part of Israel. In other words, you pushed hard to perpetuate the lie that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel all the way up to America’s highest court, and won. Point for you.

Settlements — In your last days in office, you called for America’s abstention from an anti-Israel resolution at the UN, which derided the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem in such famous Palestinian landmarks as… the Western Wall. You even supported a last-ditch delegitimization conference in Paris literally a week before you were no longer going to be a policy-maker in America — once again, to condemn Israelis as illegitimate occupiers on the world stage. Another big point for you.

However, the boxing match was not one-sided and you, President Obama, took a few punches as well:

The Middle East meltdown — You wanted the Arab world to rise during your presidency, but in fact, it plummeted into chaos. Without a strong American will and presence, the jihad turned on itself, killing half a million Syrians, with millions more displaced. The Arab Spring turned into a repressive blood-letting and your allies, our enemies, became weaker. Point for us.

Donald Trump — Your policies, President Obama, which alienated the American people, allowed, in part, for the Trump phenomenon. The new president may be a wild card, but most indications show that he does not share your contempt for Israel, for Jerusalem and for the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. We are looking forward to the next four years. Point for us.

A stronger Israel — Strangely, we can thank you for the positive growth in Israel since you came into office. Inadvertently, you, President Obama, made Israel stronger. The average Israeli never bought into your charm and knew that you were an adversary. This helped Israel gain a new sense of self, a realization that though we have friends and allies, we cannot be a puppet state, and must act independently with our own best interests at heart. You helped bring about this healthy evolution in the Jewish state. Furthermore, your pro-Iran stance propelled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a player on the world stage and gained him, and Israel, popularity in the US and around the globe.

Moreover, with all the threats of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement damaging Israel, which you have tacitly supported, Israel’s economy is booming and the world can’t get enough of what we have to offer. Finally, in spite of your efforts, and probably to your great consternation, there are more Israelis in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem today than when you started. Indeed, Jewish communities are flourishing, and there is more political support for the Jews of Judea and Samaria then ever. Big point for us.

On balance, given that you’re not living on Pennsylvania Avenue anymore, but we’re still living in Beit El, Efrat, Ma’ale Adumim and Shilo, I think Israel wins.

But we have no doubt that you’re not down for the count. I hear that you are the first US President since Woodrow Wilson who will remain in Washington after his term, and I bet you will find a way to affect global affairs and spar with us once again. I assure you, though, that we here in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem intend on staying put, as well.
We wish the American people well, as they — and we — put your presidency behind us.

Until next time,
Yishai Fleisher

International Spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hebron