Sunday, August 19, 2018 

Anti-Israelists protested nationality law by waving PLO flags in Tel Aviv

I should've tried to address this earlier, but I guess it's better late than never. Enemies of Israel as a Jewish state proved why we need a nationality law:
Thousands of leftists and Arabs arrived on Saturday evening at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to protest Israel's Nationality Law.

The protest was organized by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, and supported by leftist organizations.

Protesters walked from the Rabin Square to the Tel Aviv Museum, with many of them waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags. Shouts of "With blood and fire, we will redeem Falestine" (Falestine is the Arab pronunciation of "Palestine" - ed.) could be heard as well.

[...] Science, Technology, and Space Minister Ofir Akunis (Likud) pointed out, "If anyone had any doubt of why the Nationality Law is crucial, the pictures from Tel Aviv this evening are clear and unambiguous proof that Israel needs the Nationality Law."
Even a Druze representative agrees with Akunis that the whole display gave the left a bad name:
The chairman of the Druze for Israel Forum, Likud member Mendy Safdie, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the demonstration by leftists and Israeli Arabs in Rabin Square in Rabin Square where PLO flags were raised and the slogan 'We will redeem you Palestine' was shouted.

"Yesterday's demonstration demonstrated the need for the Nationality Law. It is clear and unequivocal," Safdie said when asked if the demonstration last night harmed Druze who may find themselves tagged on the same side as the extreme demonstrators.
It certainly could, if they don't distance themselves properly from the rest. I'm sure the Meretz party, as reduced in size as they are today, played a big role in that awful display of contempt. Here's also the prime minister's response:
The Palestinian flags that were flown at a rally in Rabin Square on Saturday night are all the proof needed as to why the Nation-State Law is a necessity, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet on Sunday.

“Last night we received cogent testimony of the opposition to the existence of the State of Israel and the urgency of the Nation-State Law,” Netanyahu said. “We heard the calls: ‘With blood and fire we will redeem Palestine.’ Many of the demonstrators want to abrogate the Law of Return, cancel the national anthem, fold up our flag and cancel Israel as the national state of the Jewish people and turn it – as their spokespersons said – into an Israeli-Palestinian state, and others say: A state of all its citizens,” he told his ministers.

“It is for precisely this that we passed the Nation-State Law. We are proud of our state, our flag and our national anthem. Israel is a Jewish and democratic state,” Netanyahu said.

The law, which passed in July, was designed to shore up the Jewish nature of the state of Israel. But it has sparked enormous controversy within and outside Israel, with its opponents warning that it turns Israel from an ethnic nationalist democracy into an apartheid state.
Only because anti-semites want that to happen, and don't want anybody to be truly loyal to the foremost character of the state. It's the same with Islamofascists in Europe. So I hope they'll be standing firm on this new law and fully implement it.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 

Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for a center dedicated to Obama

Whether it's in Illinois or elsewhere, the way Obama's planned "presidential center" is being bankrolled is not respectful of the taxpayer's dollars:
The construction for the Obama Center just recently began tearing down trees and altering the park, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, despite a promise from the Obama Foundation that no major changes would take place until all legal hurdles had been cleared (which, spoiler alert, they haven’t been).

But the Obama Center gets a pass on breaking that particular promise because of a technicality. Its organizers only promised to hold off on work on the 19.3 acres set aside for the Obama Center itself. Work to renovate the surrounding areas to accommodate the center — such as building a new running track to replace one that is being displaced by the new center — is fair game, apparently.

That being said, the Obama Center should unequivocally not get a pass for the ridiculous financial squeeze the project is putting on the American taxpayer.

[...] In fact, it’ll siphon a tidy $174 million at minimum from Illinois taxpayers for roadway and transit reconfigurations.
Considering how bad the situation in Illinois is at this time, the citizens shouldn't have to have their tax bucks burglarized for the sake of a center dedicated to a politician who was otherwise dreadful in his approach to issues. Just like Jimmy Carter doesn't deserve a center dedicated to him. A real shame these are the kind of people getting "research" centers.

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What could Haredi radicalization look like inside?

That's the subject of an interview in left-wing Haaretz with a woman who's fighting for women's representation on the UTJ lists, as was reporter earlier:
Esti Shushan, perhaps you’ll explain why we’re meeting.

Our struggle, to get ultra-Orthodox women into the Knesset, has gone to the High Court of Justice. The court gave the Agudat Israel party a one-month extension to examine its regulations and decide if it’s capable of amending the clause that discriminates against women.

What does the clause say?

It says, “A party member can be: any Jewish man, 18 and above, who observes Torah and precepts.” There’s another clause that reinforces this one, stipulating that the place of women is in a separate organization – the Women of Agudat Israel organization.

Let’s explain that you didn’t just get up yesterday and rush to the High Court. This is one station, apparently the most significant, in a battle you’ve been waging for more than five years. What made you embark on this path?

The trigger was the 2013 [Knesset] election campaign, which was very emotional for me. It dredged up many issues, and in the end made me understand that I had to start translating my thoughts into deeds. Having grown up in the Haredi mainstream, I’d started long before to notice phenomena that indicated to me that Haredi society was undergoing a very problematic process. There was serious radicalization.

What does it look like from the inside, this radicalization? When Haredi women square off against Haredi men?

The separation on buses, for example. A woman who gets on a bus with her husband has to sit in the back. She knows that if she dares do something else, people will talk about her and complain about her, so she doesn’t presume to behave otherwise.

You said once that women are spat on in the street. What does that mean?

It just happens. It’s enough if someone doesn’t like the way a woman is dressed. Just anyone at all who’s passing by in the street. Ultra-Orthodox women could tell you a great deal about experiences like that. In certain neighborhoods, there are separate streets, separate sidewalks. The complete erasure of women and girls is increasing. Even in Haredi comic books for children. I read them as a girl, and they had modest, pious female characters, as you would expect. Today those characters are just not there, and I can’t understand why.
I remember reading a few items like that when I was young, and clearly, in today's climate, they're shunned as though they'd never been. That aside, it doesn't shock me if even Haredi women have been spat at by men in their own community for no good reason other than institutionalized gender bigotry. I'd learned earlier that Haredi women can fall prey to sexual assault within their own community no matter how they're dressed, and that too proves how bad education in such insular enclaves really is; a most serious crisis.
We should say that you didn’t grow up in just any Haredi home, but in the home of a Haredi public figure. A home in which strict standards were applied and which served as an example.

My father is the rabbi of the Upper Galilee Regional Council. He’s a public figure. To set an example is a very meaningful part of the education I received. A rabbi’s house is a house of Torah, and I have breathed Torah from the moment I was born. The large library in my home consists exclusively of holy books. The library in the children’s room contains only Haredi books. Only the Haredi press enters our house. Television and a computer are out of the question, of course. So my window to the outside world was clips from secular newspapers, the ones used to stuff new backpacks, or even some that I found in the garbage.

You poked around in garbage bins?

Yes. I was a very curious girl. I was interested in what was going on in the world, and I would actually keep newspapers that I found.

In a home like that you would have been expected not to scrounge for forbidden newspapers in the garbage.

A great many things were expected of me. There were times when I was angry about these very particular expectations, but at a certain stage I understood that I could do many things and still not lose my place in the society. I did what was expected of me – I married and raised a family immediately after I completed my studies at the [teachers] seminary – but it was actually after my children grew up that I went to study film. In my generation, it wasn’t done to undertake academic studies. Nowadays it’s happening more and more. The internet is also wreaking havoc in the community.

Which is reacting with insularity and extremism.

The extremism is a response to the opening up, and the opening up is a response to the extremism. It’s a chicken-and-egg thing: It’s not clear which came first. That’s essentially the experience of Haredi society today. It’s a constant struggle between openness and a desire to preserve the status quo, possibly even to regress. In the fall of 2012, I decided to open a Facebook page under my own identity. That too wasn’t acceptable at the time, of course. On the page I declared the initial name of the campaign: “If we’re not elected, we won’t vote.” I used my knowledge as an advertising person to design the page and formulate the content.

Of all the battles, and there are so many fronts, why did you choose this particular one? Why the fight to get a Haredi woman into the Knesset?

Because I think that the change needs to be systemic. I look, for example, at the campaign of the suffragettes. They too were told, “Why the right to vote, of all things? There are so many important other struggles that should take priority.” But they understood that through the legislature and the decision-making centers, they would be able to change not only your reality, the reality of your mother and your friends, but everyone’s reality. That far deeper and broader distresses would be addressed. Look, I admit that my thinking is a bit ambitious. Five years ago, when I simply dared to utter the words “women in politics,” I was told that I needed to be institutionalized. I was referred to as a madwoman.

Did you understand then what you were getting into? What the price would be?

I knew there would be a price, I knew more or less in which areas it would be exacted. And even so, to experience it was something else entirely. I got back home after the High Court hearing and I just couldn’t get out of bed. The number of reactions simply crushed me, physically. One of our friends, Racheli, received threats to her life. I’m already familiar with it, but it was so hard that she was undergoing it.

You have also been subjected to quite a bit of verbal violence.

A great deal of verbal violence, all along. Censure. Vilification. Threats. A rabbi delivered a lecture about our struggle and called us schizophrenic women who need to be put away. A Haredi journalist came out against us and called us “Breaking the Silence” and traitors

What about your children? Aren’t they used in order to get at you?

I won’t go into that, but I will say that... today my children are in a safe place. Listen, I have already learned how to cope with all this violence. But recently a new trend started, which I also find very painful – simply to make us disappear. Now that we have at least made this achievement, it’s alleged that we have nothing to do with it.

How can that be?

Actually, we are not the petitioners in this High Court case. The petition was launched in the wake of our activity. Estee Rieder-Indursky spoke at a parlor meeting in Herzliya. There were many female jurists there, including [attorney] Tamar Ben-Porat, and when she heard for the first time that women’s exclusion was enshrined in regulations, she decided to take action. In fact, it was only after things started to move that she brought us into it. I said to Estee: No High Court. We will not get involved in that. Obviously we won’t go to the High Court.

Why is it obvious? Because it’s also obvious that it won’t happen any other way.

To the ultra-Orthodox community, the High Court is like a red flag, and we live in the Haredi community, and there is a limit to how far we can allow ourselves to act against it. It was clear to me that this was a line that must not be crossed. But when Tamar sent us Agudat Israel’s response to the petition, that decision [not to go to court] simply dissolved, because they wrote, and I just couldn’t believe my eyes: “Just as you do not expect us to give representation to children, you should not expect us to give representation to women.” Just like that. In the face.

That certainly shows the depth of the disdain and dismissiveness. They didn’t even make an effort to come up with a genuine argument.

It struck me that if they allow themselves to write this in a legal document, then it’s also something that’s said every day, the whole day, to so many women. That it’s absolutely imprinted in them as a form of thought.

As dogma. And this was new to you?

Listen, sometimes things have to be thrown in your face for you to understand their true meaning. That’s what it felt like to me. Like a slap. At that moment I simply decided that we would go to the High Court on this. I decided that we would not be petitioners, but something I hadn’t known existed until then – shadow petitioners. We will do all we can to help Tami and the petition. And because the petition wasn’t thrown out, as usually happens in such cases, women’s organizations such as Women Lawyers for Social Justice and additional jurists, such as Prof. Neta Ziv and Avinoam Cohen also joined the struggle.

And everyone is working on a voluntary basis.

We don’t pay anything.

Let’s talk about this delicate tension, of maintaining a cautious protest within the limits of the community. Without strikes. Without threats. Without tents on Rothschild Boulevard. Only meetings. Conversations. Some distribution of flyers. Cautious protest.

Very. And even so, just yesterday I had a response from a woman who claimed that she identifies with our goal but not with the aggressive way we’re conducting it. I tried to understand what’s aggressive about what we’re doing – after all, we [only] write, meet and give interviews. We haven’t smashed any bank windows. It’s the gentlest protest in history, and even so, according to the Haredi code, it’s an inconceivable provocation.

Don’t you have qualms? Don’t you think about whether you went too far?

I know that I am not doing anything forbidden. The illustration on the “Not elected” logo is by Sarah Schenirer – an unknown name in the secular realm, but one that’s known to every seminary student. Sarah Schenirer is a woman who decided to establish schools for girls, in Poland, before World War II. It was a revolutionary, unprecedented move. She was the victim of insults and vilifications; people threw stones at her, and legend has it that she would pick up the stones that were thrown at her and say: With these we will build the Beis Yaakov Seminary. All I’m doing is writing and saying what I think and what I think is permitted. The Agudat Israel lawyer told the court explicitly last week: We know that there is no Jewish law issue here.

They were compelled to admit that.

True. If they actually had a Jewish law argument, they would use it. They were forced to admit that it’s merely a cultural custom, and in Haredi society, a cultural custom is something that can be changed. I also checked it with a rabbi, before we set out. There is no halakhic issue. So what are we left with? With a bad habit we want to continue with? Why?

For many reasons. Behind almost everything you call cultural custom is the desire to rule and supervise.

As far as I am concerned, you can’t tell women they can hold jobs outside the home, while in a council meeting there will be no feminine hand raised to decide if and where a kindergarten will be established.

Are there are no Haredi women at the municipality level, either?

Zero Haredi women in Israeli politics as of 2018. There are a few Orthodox women, but zero ultra-Orthodox women. Bedouin women have long since overtaken us.

But won’t this be a paper achievement only? Let’s say you win, that the regulations will be revised. What will happen then? Will a woman really be elected? And given the truly imaginary scenario that it happens, will anyone allow her to do what she wants?

Ultra-Orthodox society is a community of words. It attaches great importance to words. I don’t discount the power of a text to alter reality. A great deal of time passed between the abolition of slavery in the United States and the election of [Barack] Obama as president.
Of course, let's note that while Obama may be the first black president in the US, he was not the best politician, and was awful to Israel. I'm sure there'll be a better black premier someday in America, but Obama doesn't qualify.
Is that the time span you’re thinking of?

Of course I hope not, I hope it will be shorter. A few months ago, I had a radio confrontation with a well-known Haredi chauvinist, who told me – after he finished reviling me – “That’s after all something that will happen only in another 50 years.” And I think to myself: Hey, if that’s the most pessimistic estimate of the greatest chauvinist, then the situation is better than I thought.

But you understand that it’s a long battle.

I understand that it’s possible that I won’t see the results of the struggle with my eyes. Yes. As it is written, “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, and you are not free to desist from it.” In 2013 there were a few Haredi women who tried to compete in municipal politics, among them Racheli Ibenboim, whom I mentioned earlier. They were effectively beheaded. They were the victims of numberless threats. Some gave in and withdrew their candidacy. One of them stayed the course but wasn’t elected. She didn’t get enough votes. In other words, it’s possible. It can happen. I hear other voices, of a kind I haven’t heard before. I hear women saying they want to join, want to contribute, want to make their voice heard. I see that as our greatest achievement – that we told them, “You can do it.” That they are allowed to utter a sentence like, “I want to be a politician like my father.” That’s something someone said to me.

One of the complexities in your struggle is that it’s clear that men will object, but there is also objection on the part of women, who are supposed to be your natural partners. There are women who are against you and some who declare that politics doesn’t interest them.

The overwhelming majority in fact take no interest. It sounds like Greek to them. They have no understanding of what we want.

Let’s say you succeeded. That there’s a Haredi slate and there’s a woman on it. Who would vote for that slate of candidates?

I think that secular people can vote for a slate like that. Also national-religious voters. Traditionalists. The concept of “Israeli Haredim,” as they are called, is expanding. They are Haredim who have not left the Haredi society, but they are more progressive and understand that the existing situation is not sustainable. I believe that in the end they will be the ones who will put forward the political alternative, that perhaps there won’t be total equality, but at least there will be women. These days it’s women and not men who are leading the great revolutions.

But you know that in terms of the electoral base it’s suicide. Will the Agudat Israel base or the adherents of Torah Judaism vote for a woman?

If there’s a woman on the slate who’s acceptable to them, they will vote for her.

What kind of woman would be acceptable to them?

For example, not long ago I saw a short film about the Belzer Rebbe’s wife doing a genuine tish for her Hasidim, and they are sitting and listening to her [referring to a gathering of Hasidim around their rebbe].

But she is an exceptional figure in the Haredi realm. And also – the Belzer rebbetzin? That will be the scale?

There are many female Haredi spiritual leaders. We are not at the end of the process, but there is a certain readiness for a feminine personage.

The freedom to choose, in the Haredi space, is not really a given.

It’s very simple. In every election campaign the rabbis announce whom to vote for. There’s actually a picture of the rabbi with the correct ballot next to him, it’s the classic Haredi campaign. More than that is not needed. We have great rabbis, they understand what happens at the grassroots, and they write and publish accordingly; but I expect that rabbis will understand that today’s Haredi women are different, and that they need this place. Not because they are provocative or need control, but because they can find solutions for their public.

What does finding solutions for the public mean? After all, in the end, Haredi politics is sectarian.

That has changed a little lately. Litzman [Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, from United Torah Judaism/Agudat Israel] holds views that are sectarian, but on the issue of [medical] cannabis he is less sectarian. Or the campaign against junk food.

Those are curiosities. At the end of the day, Haredi politics is aimed at the interests of the community and, as such, preserves the balance of forces.

If there’s anything missing in Haredi politics it’s a true perception of the community’s needs. It’s absurd. Haredi politics serves mainly an upper crust of directors of institutions and of yeshivas. All the social issues – and I saw this with my own eyes at Knesset committee meetings we took part in – are not addressed. When it comes to health, sexual assault, women’s education, social needs of the Haredi community which is groaning under the ordeals of poverty – there are no solutions. They [the Haredi leadership] deal only with conversion and the draft. That’s the only place you’ll see them. Where they’re needed by the community, there you won’t find them.
Well that's why, truly, those living in those enclaves have to leave the lifestyle and get out, and do their best to readjust to life in a simpler society. And they don't even have to abandon religion wholesale, just the Haredi interpretation, and they should learn to get a job, much like how Rabbi Akiva learned to be a Torah scholar in the Roman era. I do think the lady's doing the right thing to be fighting for better conditions, but even so, there's reasons why the ultra-Orthodox lifestyle is just not working out long term, and has to be discarded.

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Friday, August 17, 2018 

An ISIS terrorist posed as a refugee to enter the USA

This is one creature who clearly wasn't screened before he was allowed to infiltrate, and the Obama administration likely had some accountability for that:
An ISIS fighter who posed as a refugee to get into the United States was arrested in California by FBI agents this week.

Before his detainment, forty-five year old Omar Ameen was wanted for the murder of an Iraqi police officer and officials allege he engaged in a number of terrorist activities in his home country. After entering the U.S. as a "refugee," Ameen attempted to obtain legal status to stay in the U.S.

"Ameen, originally of Rawah, in the Anbar province of Iraq, fled Iraq following the alleged murder, and later settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee. It is alleged that Ameen’s family supported and assisted the installation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Rawah, and that Ameen was a member of AQI and ISIS," the Justice Department released. "It is also alleged that he participated in various activities in support of those terrorist organizations, including helping to plant improvised explosive devices, and committing the murder that is the subject of the extradition request. Ameen concealed his membership in those terrorist groups when he applied for refugee status, and later when he applied for a green card in the United States."
Well now he can be sent back to face a death penalty, if Iraq'll give him one. These monsters have to be kept out of all countries that don't want barbarism to enter.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 

Jeremy Corbyn maintained connections with planner of Har Nof synagogue attack

British Labour overlord Corbyn's record gets worse all the time. The latest revelations show his ties to murderous jihadists who planned anti-semitic violence:
After British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stirred outrage earlier this week when pictures surfaced of him attending a 2014 wreath-laying ceremony for the terrorists who massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, new pictures from the event emerged on Wednesday. The pictures show Corbyn alongside Tunisian terror chief Maher al-Taher, whose group claimed responsibility for the 2014 Har Nof synagogue massacre.

In the November 2014 attack, four prominent rabbis and a police officer, including three US citizens and one British citizen, were brutally murdered when two Arab suspects from east Jerusalem’s Jabl Mukaber neighborhood stormed the Kehillat Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof, wielding axes, knives and a pistol.

The two perpetrators of the attack, who were killed in a shootout with police at the synagogues entrance, were members of the Popular Front of Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) of which Al-Taher is the leader-in-exile. The US, Israel and the EU classify the PFLP as a terrorist organization.

The Har Nof massacre took place only a month after Corbyn was photographed together with Al-Taher at the ceremony in Tunisia. The Labour leader, according to the British tabloid The Sun, was attending the event, which was labeled as a service to commemorate Palestinian “martyrs."
Here's a photo over here:

Corbyn is a most truly despicable excuse for a human being, and if the Labour party's smart, they'll distance themselves from him. But the sad part is, they probably won't, even if it results in the UK being isolated politically. There's more Jews leaving the UK now because of the antisemitism Corbyn's ilk have been mainstreaming along with acceptance of Islamofascism. In the end, they'll probably only have anti-Zionists like Satmar and Neturei Karta left, and movements like them are considered the only acceptable form of Orthodox Judaism because of their own anti-Israelism.

If Corbyn is allowed to continue as Labour overlord and worse, is elected to office, it'll mark the time Britain really plunged into darkness in modern times.

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Son of an imam with feminist supporters ran a terrorist-training camp

I think this explains perfectly why today's leftist feminists must also be considered some of the most ignorant, vile people around, if this who they consider legitimate:
Already missing from the news cycle is the story of Muslim leader Siraj Wahhaj, who alerted authorities to the squalid conditions in New Mexico in which his son, two daughters, another man and woman, and 11 children were living.

Authorities arrived at the compound to some of the most horrifying conditions they had ever seen, and prosecutors identified the makeshift home as a training ground for militant children, including in carrying out school shootings. The imam’s son had been wanted for kidnapping his own four-year-old child, who had severe disabilities. The body of a young child was recovered from the site, but authorities have yet to verify its identity.

Siraj claims his son and daughters had strayed from his teachings of Islam, had somehow become radicalized, and were possibly dealing with mental illness. He presented himself as a peaceful and well-respected imam, careful to distance himself from the terrorist conditions in which his family was found. But the facts on that count are doubtful.

Who Is Siraj Wahhaj?

Born Jeffrey Kearse in Brooklyn, Wahhaj converted to the Nation of Islam in 1969, and changed his name to Jeffrey X12. He became a leader in the community and regularly taught that “white people are devils.” By 1975, he reigned in his outspoken racism toward white people and converted to a more orthodox Sunni Muslim, changing his name to the Arabic Siraj Wahhaj.

He is the founder of and an imam at Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, and is well known and respected, attracting Muslims from all over the world to hear him speak. In 1991, Wahhaj became the first Muslim to lead a prayer at the start of a session of the U.S. House of Representatives.

In that same year, he said, “As long as you remember that if you get involved in politics, you have to be very careful that your leader is for Allah. You don’t get involved in politics because it’s the American thing to do. You get involved in politics because politics are a weapon to use in the cause of Islam.”
Read the rest, and note how creatures like Linda Sarsour are allies and students of these horrific enemies too. It's clear the pere is no better than the fils, and doesn't consider his ideology to have any fault in leading to his son's own evils. That's why he must also be shunned for the terrible situations he's led to.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 

Car jihadist rams bicyclists at UK parliament

Similar to last year's terrorist attack in Westminster, another jihadist with a car attacked people near the UK parliament:
Counter-terror police have taken over the investigation into an incident Tuesday morning which saw a silver car strike several members of the public and crash into the counter-terror security barrier ringing the Houses of Parliament.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has now confirmed that one woman is in hospital with “serious but thankfully, non-life threatening injuries” after a black male in a silver Ford Fiesta “collided with cyclists and pedestrians before hitting a barrier and coming to a stop.”

Assistant Commissioner Basu sais that the suspect, “who is in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.”

He added: “Given that this appears to be a deliberate act, the method and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from the Counter Terrorism Command.”
But again, the authorities and government have to shoulder blame for not keeping Islamofascists out of the country. They wouldn't be in such an awful mess if they hadn't allowed such an evil religion to run amok. For now, what are the chances they're only going to quietly drop the subject and not make any public announcements about what the man's mindset could be like?

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Turkey's imprisonment of US pastor should be seen as act of war

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor living in Turkey, was jailed in an apparent act of hostility by Erdogan's regime towards the US, and they still won't release him:
A fresh appeal to free U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, whose continued detention has sparked a diplomatic spat between Turkey and the United States, was rejected Wednesday.

State television TRT reported the 2nd Penal Court in İzmir rejected the appeal on Aug. 15 and sent the defendant’s petition to an upper court. In the ruling it stipulated Brunson, who faces 35 years in jail over terror and espionage charges, will remain in detention.

Brunson, a native of North Carolina who had been preaching Christianity in Turkey for decades, was arrested back in 2016 under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s crackdown on dissidents following a failed military coup against him.
I'm sure he used it all as an excuse to take out his hatred against Americans. The charges sound so obviously trumped up too.

This should practically be viewed as an act of war on the US as much as it is on Christianity. The US should start imposing serious sanctions against Turkey and Erdogan for this most offensive, inhumane act.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 

Ultra-Orthodox NY community's failure to vaccinate leads to measles case

An ultra-Orthodox community's poor grasp on health issues led to a whole chicken pox outbreak:
New York's largest measles outbreak in decades was caused by haredi refusal to vaccinate, a JAMA Pediatrics report said.

The 2013 outbreak began when a haredi teenager visiting London returned home carrying the nearly-extinct virus, which spread in Boro Park and then to Williamsburg.

The virus infected 58 people between March-June 2013, 45 of whom had not been vaccinated due to "parental refusal or intentional delay."

Another 12 of the patients were under a year old - too young to have received the vaccination. One infected woman miscarried at 38 weeks after being infected with the disease.

The JAMA reported noted that, "Orthodox Jewish persons accounted for 100 percent of the case patients."

According to WNYC, report co-author Dr. Jane Zucker credited the relatively small scope of the outbreak to overall vaccination rates, noting that over 3,000 were exposed to the virus. She also emphasized that "over 90% of people who are not immune will get infected when they are exposed."
Man...that is truly awful. Anybody who won't vaccinate and fails to ensure their children get one is doing a disfavor to God in particular. If, as they old saying goes, "God only helps those who help themselves", then the Haredi community spoken of here in NY clearly didn't follow this sage advice, which is very regrettable.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018 

Jeremy Corbyn worships perpetrators of the Munich murders

More damning evidence of UK Labour party overlord Corbyn's bigotry have surfaced, as it turns out 4 years ago, he paid tribute to the jihadists who carried out the massacre of Jewish athletes in Munich:
A memorial wreath in his hand, Jeremy Corbyn stands feet from the graves of terror leaders linked to the Munich Massacre.

The picture was among a number taken during a service to honour Palestinian 'martyrs'.

Buried in the cemetery in Tunisia are members of Black September, the terror group which massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.

One picture places Mr Corbyn close to the grave of another terrorist, Atef Bseiso, intelligence chief of the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

Bseiso has also been linked to the Munich atrocity. Another image shows the Labour leader apparently joining in an Islamic prayer while by the graves.

Last night sources close to Mr Corbyn insisted he was at the service in 2014 to commemorate 47 Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on a Tunisian PLO base in 1985.

But on a visit to the cemetery this week, the Daily Mail discovered that the monument to the air strike victims is 15 yards from where Mr Corbyn is pictured – and in a different part of the complex.

Instead he was in front of a plaque that lies beside the graves of Black September members.
Go read the article for more. Pictures like these are worth thousands of words, and compound Corbyn's image as one of the worst political allies to evil.

This comes as recent polling reveals a lot of the UK public feel Corbyn handled charges of antisemitism very badly:
The majority of the public believe Labour has handled recent allegations of the antisemitism badly, a poll suggests as the party faces mounting pressure to adopt the full international definition of antisemitism.

It comes after a former Labour leader in Scotland, Jim Murphy, took out a full-page advert in the Jewish Telegraph to offer an apology to British Jews and accused Jeremy Corbyn’s top team of being “intellectually arrogant, emotionally inept and politically maladroit”.

“Jeremy Corbyn is not doing nearly enough to throw out the antisemites found within grassroots and online Labour,” the former minister claimed.

The survey for The Independent found that just 9 per cent believed Labour had handled allegations of antisemitism within the party’s ranks well, while 60 per cent did not, and 30 per cent said they did not know.
But what's really sad is that the party doesn't sound like they're willing to depose of this truly awful man from their leadership. He alone is such a liability by now, that keeping him as the head honcho would be a PR disaster with Israel and the USA, among others.

If the Labour party really want to prove they're taking accountability, they'll oust Corbyn. If they don't, then they can't be surprised when if, God forbid, he's elected premier of Britain, he'll only cause more trouble that he's worth, both domestically and foreign.

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