The gravel road seemed endless this past August, as I was driving to visit friends in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, a quiet, rural, almost backwoods section of Wyandot County, best known for a battle near the end of the Revolutionary War and the heroic death of Colonel William Crawford.
To visually celebrate the era when we earned independence from England’s crazy George, a life=size marble statue of the local (and national) hero, Col. Crawford, was erected outside his namesake Crawford Courthouse.
Last week, exuding hate, terrorists broke off the head of the Crawford monument and stole it, removing even the possibility of repair.
This is not a rich community. Farmers and tradesmen struggle for a living. A drive to offer a reward for the missing head could only raise $1,300. Continue reading →
Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry said Sunday he thinks Israel is “heading to a place of danger” because of settlement growth, and he had been “pushing uphill” with the Israeli government, because a majority of the ruling coalition does not support a two-state solution.
There’s a basic choice that has to be made. Are there going to be continued settlements, is there going to be continued implementation of the settlement policy, or is there going to be a separation and the creation of two states?
“I was thinking that I could get up on stage and take his podium away from him and take his mike away from him and send a message to all people out in the country who wouldn’t consider themselves racist, who wouldn’t consider themselves approving of what type of violence Donald Trump is allowing in his rallies, and send them a message that we can be strong, that we can find our strength and we can stand up against Donald Trump and against this new wave he’s ushering in of truly just violent white supremacist ideas,” Tommy DiMassimo told CNN in an exclusive (paid?) interview Sunday on the network. CNN’s Martin Savidge reported from Fairborn, Ohio, and Dana Ford wrote from Atlanta. CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, Eugene Scott and Sarah Aarthun contributed to the report.
But DiMassimo, 22, didn’t make it to the podium. He was tackled by Secret Service officers, and members of Trump’s security detail rushed to cover the candidate.
“…I was thinking that Donald Trump is a bully, and he is nothing more than that. He is somebody who is just saying a lot of bold things, he’s making bold claims. But I can see right through that and I can see that he’s truly just a coward. And he’s opportunistic and he’s willing to destroy this country for power for himself,” DiMassimo said.
Why would CNN interview a thug who stormed the podium and was dragged out by the Secret Service? One reason is that Donald Trump might have gained sympathy for being unjustly attacked by a nut job. CNN was not going to let that happen.
Instead, the network portrayed DiMassimo as someone unhappy with “violent white supremacist ideas”, who wanted to “send a message to all people out in the country who wouldn’t consider themselves racist.” Continue reading →
Blood libel horror preached by Arab Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi at Al-Aqsa Mosque as he blames Jews for the Nazi Holocaust
In one of the more blazing antisemitic addresses revealed on video – now removed from YouTube and other sites – the religious teacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, who is on the payroll of the Waqf (the Palestinian Authority religious leadership), for using his class to promote the infamous blood libel screed that ‘explains’ why the Nazi Holocaust took place. This ‘Blood Libel’ is a Christian medieval lie that accuses Jews of using the blood of children to make Passover matzoh.”
The Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to Jordan’s King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urging them to “immediately take action against Sheikh.
“The Temple Mount is a site of ultimate religious importance to Judaism and revered also by both Christianity and Islam. It should be an area that promotes peace, tolerance, and mutual understanding. However, the Al Aqsa Mosque has now been used to repeat horrific lies and legitimize genocide. Left unchallenged, the Sheik’s ‘sermon’ will only spawn more hatred and violence,” the letter said.
An excerpt from his mad rant follows:
The Children of Israel have more than one god… They say that our god is number ten. It’s an internal (secret) matter of theirs… Continue reading →
AFP reports that a decision to screen imported books plus plans for Internet filters are being seen as a sign that the years of freer expression ushered in by the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam could be coming to an end:
“In its first move, the government last month introduced rules requiring that all imported printed works be vetted to weed out those that promote “sectarianism.”
“The government in its defence says the regulations will help to prevent a return of the sectarian fighting between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that devastated the country in 2006 and 2007, killing thousands of people,” the report added.
The NY Times also shed light on the plans:
The attempt to limit access to information was prompted by a meeting in May in which Mr. Maliki asked his ministers to develop methods to halt material entering Iraq — whether via the Internet or over its borders — that advocated violence or included sexual content.
In July, a government committee recommended that the drafting of a law allowing for official Internet monitoring and the prosecution of violators be expedited.
Among the prohibited sites, according to the committee’s report, would be those with subject matter including “drugs, terrorism, gambling, negative remarks about Islam and pornography.”
In a weird twist, Ahmed Mohammed Raouf, chief engineer for the State Company for Internet Services, said he had mixed feelings about censorship, because he held a similar position in Mr. Hussein’s government and remembers being ordered to filter any site that was even remotely antiregime, the Times reported.
All public internet cafes in Iraq will soon be forced to register themselves through the upcoming centralized hub.
This is the Iraqi idea of freedom and democracy?
We expended thousands of American lives to gain a few the right to censor the rest. Tens of thousands of our soldiers were wounded so they could ban books. A trillion dollars was spent of taxpayer money to establish a theocracy.