woensdag 24 februari 2010

Al Gore Is Lying Low -- for Good Reason

February 24, 2010

By Rex McBride

Maybe Al Gore's been advised by legal counsel to lie low. He may be the leader of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) movement, but he's not defending it in public, not even when it's falling apart and his new fortune is based upon it.

Mr. Gore and his financial backers earned millions of dollars in start-up "green" companies and carbon trading schemes. If the scam worked, he could've become the first "carbon billionaire."

"What goes up can fall down" applies to ill-gotten gains in the stock market or "carbon trading" schemes. In such schemes, it's foreseeable that trusting investors will (a) not only get hurt when the scam collapses, but they'll also (b) pursue legal remedies and sue him for fraud.

American Thinker

maandag 22 februari 2010

Moslima's protesteren tegen apartheid in moskee


Ongeveer 20 vrouwen zijn bijna gearresteerd omdat ze in de centrale hal van het Islamic Center of Washington aan het bidden waren. De politie werd gebeld om een einde te maken aan het protest, en zei de vrouwen te vertrekken omdat ze anders gearresteerd zouden worden.

Een van de vrouwen, Jannah B'int Hannah zegt dat ze zich een tweedeklas burger voelt wanneer ze in een aparte ruimte moet bidden waar ze de imam niet kan zien.

Volgens Syed Burmi, de imam van de Islamic Society of Western Maryland, zegt dat de fysieke scheiding van mannen en vrouwen helpt de aandacht op het gebed gericht te houden. Ook beschermt het de privacy en de eerbaarheid van de vrouwen.

Asra Nomani, een islamitische feministe, zegt dat moslima's worden aangemoedigd om binnen de maatschappij naar de top te streven, en willen in de moskee geen tweederangs burger zijn.

Lees het artikel hier: Muslim women protest separation at DC mosque

Is het niet om te huilen? Twintig islamitische Rosa Parks eisen gelijkheid en de politiemacht van het land dat de leider van de vrije wereld heet te zijn, komt prompt aanstormen om de religieuze apartheid te handhaven. Zoiets gaat je verstand toch te boven. Wat is de volgende stap: dat moslims straks het alarmnummer mogen bellen als hun vrouw weigert zich te laten slaan of zo?

woensdag 17 februari 2010

Colonel Allen West Answers a Marine's Question

‘Ik een houwdegen? Wélnee...’

Hij is een van de meest spraakmakende én omstreden islamdeskundigen van Nederland. Waarschijnlijk ook de enige met een eigen impresariaat. Arabist en publicist prof. dr. Hans Jansen (67) neemt nooit een blad voor de mond. Moslims, maar ook vakgenoten nemen hem dat niet in dank af. Toch blijft hij zijn vaak prikkelende standpunten met verve verkondigen, omdat hij vindt dat hij “gewoon gelijk” heeft.

De raampartij van zijn woonkamer vol Arabischtalige boeken biedt uitzicht op Amsterdam Oud-Zuid, het decor van zijn jongensjaren. Gewapend met een kop groene thee installeert hij zich naast een rond salontafeltje. Een Hebreeuwse bijbel (“nog uit mijn gymnasiumtijd”) ligt opengeslagen onder zijn leeslamp. Jansen blijkt de geselecteerde spreuken vooraf grondig te hebben bestudeerd, inclusief de Hebreeuwse grondtekst én de Vulgaat. Wie zijn indrukwekkende CV kent, zal het niet verbazen. Jansen haalde zijn propedeuse theologie voordat hij zich op de Arabische taal en cultuur stortte, in een tijd waarin de islam nog een redelijk exotische term was – maar tijden veranderen.


Face to Face With Young Marxist Obama: Remembering My Days As An Anti-Apartheid Student Activist

John C. Drew, Ph.D.

I was going through some old photos and found this picture of me graduating from Occidental College back on June 9, 1979. As you can see, I'm wearing a red arm band. I was doing this to protest Occidental College's investments in South Africa. The fellow handing me my diploma was Occidental College president Richard C. Gilman. As I've written before, I was one of the founders of the anti-apartheid group that President Obama mentions in his book, Dreams of My Father.

From what Obama writes, I guess I had the unusual opportunity to meet the young Barack Obama at a turning point in his life. In Dreams of My Father, Obama writes he got one of the early signs of his interest (and ability) in public speaking during his participation in an anti-apartheid rally at Occidental College in Los Angeles in the fall of 1980.

I met him later that same year in late December 1980. At the time, I was in my second year of graduate school at Cornell. I was visiting a girlfriend who was still attending Occidental College who introduced me to him and his friend Mohammed Hasan Chandoo, a wealthy Pakistani student.

My most vivid memory of my time visiting with Obama was the way he strongly argued a rather simple-minded version of Marxist theory. I remember he was passionate about his point of view. As I remember, he was articulating the same Marxist theory taught by various professors at Occidental College. Based on my more detailed studies at Cornell, I remember I made a strong argument that his Marxist ideas were not in line with contemporary reality - particularly the practical experience of Western Europe.

Anonymous Political Scientist


College Acquaintance: Young Obama Was ‘Pure Marxist Socialist’ 'He definitely saw America as the enemy.'

Andrew Breitbart's interview of John C. Drew, Ph.D.: Breitbart.tv

Global Warming Freezes Over

Written by William Warren

zondag 7 februari 2010

War for Islamic Sharia Law

February 07, 2010

By D.L. Adams

If the mission in Afghanistan is two-fold, the defeat of the abysmal Taliban and the creation of a stable, democratic state, it would appear that we are not doing well.

The same could be said of "nation building" in Iraq. The true measure of our efforts in both beneficiary countries should be based upon an examination of the foundations of these countries that we have created with the blood of our best and treasure. When such an examination is made the result can only be horror.

The constitutions of Iraq and Afghanistan for those who love democracy, freedom, and liberty, are failures. If the constitution of a new nation is a failure, what kind of nation can be built then upon it?

American Thinker

donderdag 4 februari 2010

IPCC: International Pack of Climate Crooks

February 04, 2010

By Marc Sheppard

Unquestionably the world’s final authority on the subject, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's findings and recommendations have formed the bedrock of literally every climate-related initiative worldwide for more than a decade. Likewise, virtually all such future endeavors -- be they Kyoto II, domestic cap-and-tax, or EPA carbon regulation, would inexorably be built upon the credibility of the same U.N. panel's "expert" counsel. But a glut of ongoing recent discoveries of systemic fraud has rocked that foundation, and the entire man-made global warming house of cards is now teetering on the verge of complete collapse.

Simply stated, we've been swindled. We've been set up as marks by a gang of opportunistic hucksters who have exploited the naïvely altruistic intentions of the environmental movement in an effort to control international energy consumption while redistributing global wealth and (in many cases) greedily lining their own pockets in the process.

Perhaps now, more people will finally understand what many have known for years: Man-made climate change was never really a problem -- but rather, a solution.

For just as the science of the IPCC has been exposed as fraudulent, so have its apparent motives. The true ones became strikingly evident when the negotiating text for the "last chance to save the planet" International Climate Accord [PDF], put forth in Copenhagen in December, was found to contain as many paragraphs outlining the payment of "climate debt" reparations by Western nations under the watchful eye of a U.N.-controlled global government as it did emission reduction schemes.

Then again, neither stratagem should come as any real surprise to those who've paid attention. Here's a recap for those who have, and a long-overdue wake-up call for those who haven't.

American Thinker

dinsdag 2 februari 2010

An Unprecedented Interview Appears in a Leading Egyptian Newspaper

By Ron Radosh

February 2nd, 2010 9:37 am

This week, an amazing and unprecedented interview will appear in the Egyptian newspaper, Almasry Alyoum. It is one of the leading Cairo newspapers, and has an average readership of 200,000 people. What the paper features is an interview with Jeffrey Herf, the University of Maryland historian, about his new and important book, Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World, published by Yale University Press.

The interview has already appeared online in English. Given the almost constant barrage of anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic propaganda throughout the Arab world, the Herf interview comes as a fresh antidote that will undoubtedly shock many Egyptians and cause great consternation. As the interviewer says to Herf, “Most Arab historians agree that the Nazis did not contribute great ideas that grew in the region, but you posit the opposite.” Herf tells him:

The absurd and false notion that an international Jewish conspiracy existed and was a major force in world politics was a key theme of Nazism’s wartime propaganda. Conspiratorial thinking focused on the supposed power of the Jews persisted after the war in the Middle East. The pejorative and hateful depictions of Jews in Nazi propaganda, the belief that they were inherently evil and that they should be punished as a result found echoes in the postwar publications of the Muslim Brotherhood, the writings of Sayyid Qutb, the postwar activities of Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Egyptian government’s propaganda under Nasser and in the Hamas Covenant of 1988.

Pajamas Media