Monday, June 30, 2003

Israel Cuts off the BBC

Finally. It's not like the BBC has suddenly become anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian ... they've always been that way ... but it's good that world opinion is now coming to realize how much hatred the Arab nations have for Israel. It used to be that the BBC could claim that Israel was the bad guy and everyone would just buy it. Now only Europe buys it.

The last straw, at least for now, is a BBC 'documentary' so loaded with anti-Israel propoganda virtually no one is defending them. In it they spin Israel to be a crazed middle eastern dictatorship relying on more WMDs than anyone in the world. It's the usual stuff from the BBC but it's nice that Israel has finally taken a stand.

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Monday, June 23, 2003

Arabians Give American Woman Permission To Leave -- But She Would Have To Leave Her Children Behind

What Arabian PR efforts leave out is that women have no rights, including the right to leave, under Arabian law. American Sara Saga, 24, spent the weekend at the consulate with her two children, aged three and five, after her husband refused to give her the permission required by Saudi law in order to leave.

Since the publicity this has generated grew into yet another Arabian public relations firestorm, the 'court' relented and said she could leave ... but her children have to remain behind. A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Kingdom would do everything necessary to protect the interests of the father and the two children as they are Saudi nationals.

The state department used to issue a warning to American women involved with Muslim men about this very thing, but CAIR insisted it was a racist document and the US government relented and removed it from their website a few years ago.

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Friday, June 20, 2003

Palestinians Kill Israeli Child In A Car, Wound Her Younger Sister

Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli girl in a car near Kibbutz Eyal in central Israel late on Tuesday.

"We have re-emphasized that resistance is a legitimate right of our people," Mohammed al- Hindi, a senior Islamic Jihad official, said after Abbas sat down with representatives of 13 militant factions for three-and-a-half hours in Gaza City.

In this case, 'resistance' meant firing on the car in central Israel -- not the occupied territories, not a settler's village. The attack also wounded the child's father and five-year-old sister.

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Giuliani Warns Europe About Anti-Semitism

They should listen ... but as Europe has done in its sad past, they instead deny there is a problem.

"Words do not suffice to turn the tide of anti-Semitism that is once again growing in Europe and other parts of the world," he said.

About 400 officials from the Organisation for Security and Co- operation in Europe (OSCE) have gathered for the unprecedented two-day meeting following a rash of anti- Jewish incidents in Europe in recent years. The EU told the conference it was taking action against anti-Jewish hatred but denied there had been a distinctive rise in anti-Semitism.

Translation: We have always attacked Jews.

How would they know if there is a rise? They don't keep any statistics related to hate crimes so crimes based on religion are lumped in with the general number. The only way the rise is noticed is because the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre said attacks on Jews had reached the highest level since World War II. As well as physical attacks on Jews, many countries have reported vandalism of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries.

France is not a surprising culprit here, owing to both their history and their need to be a darling in the mid-east ( which is also a by-product of their dislike for Jews) ... French representative Michel Voisin, whose country has experienced a six-fold increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the space of a year, said France viewed anti-Semitism as a "particularly odious form of racism".

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Wednesday, June 18, 2003

France Rounds Up Iranian Protesters Who Are Against The Dictatorship

Yes, because France didn't learn its lesson with Iraq and Zimbabwe. This time they regard freedom-loving Iranians as the threat ... when strangely they had no problem at all with Muslims defacing American military memorials.

How do the French justify this? 'Suspicion of terrorist activity.' Very odd, since France has consistently denied there is any Islamic terrorism in the world that justifies force.

Tehran has long called for a crackdown on the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), whose offices in the Paris suburbs were raided on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2003

BBC Thrilled By Useless Vote In Jordan

They're thrilled because the dictator, King Abdullah, is allowing elections for the first time since dissolving Parliament two years ago.

Why is it a useless vote? Because his hand-picked party members are guaranteed a majority in the new Parliament, something the BBC does not bother to point out, other than to obliquely mention that "but with only 30 candidates from the Islamic Action Front standing they will be unable to challenge the expected government majority." No kidding. And since the dictator won't even have to appoint a Prime Minister and can veto any decision Parliament makes, what exactly is the point? The BBC says "many Jordanians say the process is a start which should be encouraged." Why? If Parliament can just be dissolved again, why should it be encouraged? Who are these 'many Jordanians' the BBC talks with?

This is just one item that demonstrates how the BBC's favoritism and bias does more to harm western relations with the mid-east than it does good. By spinning these ridiculous news blurbs into positive social advancements they discourage western readers from dealing with people in the mid-east as they are, instead of who the BBC wants them to be.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Peace Loving Palestinians Bomb Bus

Many Israelis criticized Sharon for agreeing to dismantle some settlements. They know what the rest of the world does not. Appeasing terrorists makes the problem worse. The new Palestinian Prime Minister has no interest at all in standing up to Hamas. Hamas has no interest in peace that does not involve the elimination of Israel. You do the math.

Israel attacked terrorist Abdel Aziz Rantisi and was, in turn, labelled a terrorist by gas-guzzling Europeans. How can an attack on a mass-murdering terrorist be considered an act of terror, you ask? I'm not a European so I have poor grasp of linguistic flip-flops. I know the Israeli army did not send a civilian on to a Palestinian bus dressed in explosives. To me, that is a pretty clear distinction.

Estimates are that 13 are dead and 65 wounded, 15 seriously. Bush can be applauded for attempting to search for mid-east peace ... but having a time-based rather than a performance based 'road map' is more of the same problems that started with the ridiculous Oslo meeting that legitimized the most famous terrorist in the world -- Arafat.

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