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Monday, November 05, 2007

Rudy Roughs Up Arabs

Now comes "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week"

by Maureen Down

New York Times (October 17 2007)


David Horowitz's conservative Freedom Center has designated next week the time to "break through the barrier of politically correct doublespeak that prevails on American campuses, if you want to help our brave troops, who are fighting the Islamo-Fascists abroad".

The Freedom Center's terrorism awareness program is urging college students to stage sit-ins outside the offices of women's studies departments to protest "the silence of feminists over the oppression of women in Islam" and to distribute pamphlets on Islamo-Fascism. Their titles include "The Islamic Mein Kampf", "Why Israel is the Victim" and "Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews".

Even before Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, the Republican presidential candidates were pitching in yesterday at the Republican Jewish Coalition Victory 2008 Forum here.

"I don't know if you've noticed this about the Democratic debates", Rudy Giuliani said, "but they never use the word 'Islamic terrorist'. Ever."

"They have a very hard time getting those words out of their mouth", he continued, to the delight of his listeners. "I think it's quite clear to me now, having listened to seven or eight of their debates, that they think it's politically incorrect to say the words. I don't know exactly who they think they're offending. I don't know what kind of view of the world they have. I understand when I say 'Islamic terrorism', I'm not offending all of Islam. I'm not offending all of the Arab world. I'm offending exactly who I want to offend and making it clear to them that we stand against them."

As the phlegmatic Fred Thompson plummeted in the polls and made a lackluster appearance at the forum, a juiced Mr Giuliani preened in front of an audience that loved him.

He went through his greatest hits: The time he yanked Yasir Arafat out of Lincoln Center during a performance of Beethoven's Ninth. "The thing that really bothered me was, he didn't have a ticket", Rudy recalled. "He was a freeloader!"

The time he tossed back a $10 million check for 9/11 families from the Saudi prince who urged America to "adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause".

"You know, Israel's not perfect, and America's not perfect, but we're not terrorist states", he said.

There has been much discussion about liberal Rudy stances on guns, gays, abortion, divorce and comic cross-dressing that are well-suited to Manhattan but not to GOP primary voters. But there's also his bearhug with Israel, so hearty that even W's embrace seems tepid in comparison.

But Rudy seems out of the Republican mainstream on even giving lip-service to Palestinian aspirations. He has no patience for buttering up the Arabs, or the Republican men's club attitude represented by Saudi-loving Bush senior and James Baker that has always favored a more "even-handed" policy in the Middle East.

Mr Baker once reportedly justified the tough policy of the Bush 41 administration toward Israel with the notorious comment to a colleague: "[Expletive] the Jews. They didn't vote for us anyway."

W blew off the Baker-Hamilton panel suggestions on Iraq that urged the administration to aggressively referee the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, to begin negotiations with Iran and Syria and called for Israel to return the Golan Heights to Syria. Imagine what Rudy would do.

Even though he has been closer to Israel than his dad, at least W held the Saudi crown prince's hand in Crawford. (Bush senior and Dick Cheney were very tight with Saudi Prince Bandar. At a party at the vice president's mansion once, I watched Bandar greet waiters like old friends.)

Rudy would probably only take the hand of an Arab leader to throw him down a ravine, or a wadi.

"We need to isolate the terror-funding theocrats in every way possible", he told the Jewish hawks, during a rant on Iran. "And we must end direct and indirect investment until they change their course".

Rudy lambasted Hillary and Obama for their "strong Democratic desire to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate and negotiate", and suggested again that he would be tougher on Iran than Hillary, and would never let it get a nuclear weapon.

Last night, when he and Judi were interviewed by Fox's Sean Hannity, Rudy ratcheted it up, saying that Hillary's "ambiguity" and "shifting of position" on Iran was "a dangerous tendency, I think, in somebody that aspires to take on a position where you have got to be pretty darn decisive".

He also bored in where Obama has been skittish about going: her experience. "Honestly, in most respects, I don't know Hillary's experience. She's never run a city. She's never run a state. She's never run a business. She has never met a payroll. She has never been responsible for the safety and security of millions of people, much less even hundreds of people."

He assured everyone he'd learned how to put his cellphone on vibrate. But he left himself at full volume.

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3 Comments:

  • When I look at Rudy one word comes to mind.

    Douche Bag

    Ok, that’s two words.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb2y1IM17sM

    A Republican, playing a Democrat, playing a Republican!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_90nRRoXK8

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:00 PM, November 05, 2007  

  • Links, Info on the 'Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week'
    Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week - Terrorism Awareness Project

    During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week,
    http://www.terrorismawareness.org/islamo-fascism-awareness-week/

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    Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off; Update ...Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off; Update: Just in time for IFA Week…a new bin Laden tape.
    http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/22/islamo-fascism-awareness-week-kicks-off/

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    Interview on Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on National Review Online, It’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week — the brainchild of David Horowitz, warrior for truth on American college campuses. Horowitz’s Terrorism Awareness ...
    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZDI5NDA2YTFiMDkyZTJkYjI3NDIyMzhlOTc5MDc3ZjM=

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    Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week Begins An open invitation to any college students who haven’t been brainwashed: email your photographs of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, and they may be published ...
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=27649&only&rss

    Islamo-Fascism Week Spotlights Terrorism Even Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Islamic Republic News Agency is getting into the fray, issuing two press releases to help students at Columbia University protest Horowitz’s appearance at his alma mater later this week.
    http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/islamofascism_week/2007/10/23/43339.html

    Jihad Watch: Iran notices Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week His sole purpose for being on the show, in which he was given plenty of time to expound upon, was to protest the Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week. ...
    http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/018517.php

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    Far Left Loons Begin Their Nutty IAW Campus Protests
    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/10/far-left-loons-planning-protests.html
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    Who’s Afraid of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?

    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15, 2007

    Why is an idea so frightening to some members of the Columbia community that they need to organize a campaign to suppress it before it is even aired? Why have some Columbians taken it upon themselves to conduct a hate campaign against students who want to discuss issues that affect us all? Why, on the other hand, were many of these same groups determined to welcome to Columbia a dictator who is providing weapons to kill American men and women in Iraq, who has called for the extermination of the Jewish state, and who presides over a regime that has murdered 4,000 gays and hung women from cranes for alleged sexual improprieties? If the welcome mat was okay for Ahmadinejad, why do these people want to deny a platform to Columbia students who are concerned about the threat of Islamo-Fascism?

    Is Islamo-Fascism a threat? In fact, this is exactly the kind of question that will be discussed during the week of Oct. 22-26 at Columbia, unless campus leftists obstruct it the way they did Jim Gilchrist’s attempt to discuss the border issue last year. The fascist threat is real, and not just in Iraq or Iran.
    http://www.columbiaspectator.com/node/27440

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    "I was happy to return to the US on the evening of Sept. 10th. 2001. The next morning I saw the second airplane hit the twin towers, I knew ‘Jihad has come to America.’ Muhammad Attah was from Cairo, the same city I came from. I called several friends in Cairo, they were all in denial and said ‘How dare you say that Arabs did this? Don’t you know this is a Jewish conspiracy?'

    You owe it to yourself to read the whole article.

    Nonie Darwish vs. Berkeley Left On “Islamo-Fascism” ...
    http://vdare.com/walker/071024_darwish.htm

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    Egyptian Journalist: ‘Arabs Don’t Need Land, They Need Tolerance’
    http://iris.org.il/blog/exit.php?url_id=55308&entry_id=2565

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    "We, Arabs are fighting an imaginary Jew of our own creation".
    http://womenslens.blogspot.com/2007/10/islamo-fascism-awareness-week-day-2.html
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    Robert Spencer @ Depaul University! [videos] Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week!
    http://freedomfolks.com/blog/2007/10/23/robert-spencer-depaul-university-islamo-fascism-awareness-week/

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    No Pasarán! - Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week
    http://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/2007/10/islamo-fascism-awareness-week.html

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    STOP KUFFARPHOBIA DEMO LONDON - INFORMATION:: The subject of the demonstration is Islamic Persecution.

    Political parties are not welcome, but individuals may attend.

    Persecuted minority groups likely to be represented are

    Armenians
    Assyrians
    Copts
    Hindus
    Sikhs
    Indonesian Christians

    And others

    There will be speakers from these groups.

    If any persecuted non-Islamic group wishes to be represented please contact SIOE England directly.

    There will be a contingent of people opposed to Turkey’s entry into the European Union.

    Flags of persecuted groups will be permitted, subject to prior approval.

    Banners highlighting the plight of persecuted minorities in Islamic countries are permitted.

    SIOE banners and slogans obviously are permitted and may be obligatory if other banners are used.

    http://sioeengland.blogspot.com/2007/09/islamo-fascism-awareness-week.html

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    Christopher Hitchens: Defending Islamofascism - It’s a valid term. Here’s Why.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2176389/fr/nl/

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    Dr. Daniel Pipes Discusses The Threat Of Radical Islam At Scuttled Islamo-Fascism Awareness Event

    Dr. Pipes told the audience that “radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam is the solution” and warned that the greatest danger to the West was in legal Islamism which is crafted to work, “through the system.”

    According to Pipes, “The key battles in this war…are the political battles between ourselves” and in that conflict “public opinion” was more important than “soldiers on a battlefield.” He outlined two goals, the first being to, “marginalize radical Islam” and the second, to “strengthen the moderates.”

    Dr. Pipes concluded his address, “Noting that the problem ultimately is…between Muslims among themselves” and that “Islam was not radical a few decades ago.”

    As proof of this he compared it to the countries formerly operating under the ideologies of fascism and communism which are now considered allies of the West, stressing that “we must help the moderates” and that it was Muslims themselves who needed to be in the forefront of the reformation of Islam.
    http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=pipes10.23.07.htm

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    No one is Free Under Sharia!
    ...Moderate and liberal Islamists promise to be kinder gentler masters than the Taliban or the Iranians.

    A slave to a kind master is still a slave.
    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/189854.php

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    Islamo-Fascism Denial [Oct. 23 07]

    There is nothing artful or contrived in the term "Islamo-Fascism." It is derived from history itself. Hassan al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (from which today's radical Muslim groups descend) was, after all, an open admirer and supporter of Adolf Hitler -- as was the principal theorist of the modern jihad, Sayyid Qutb. During World War II, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, cousin of Yasir Arafat and spiritual godfather of Palestinian nationalism, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, prouncounced his pro-Nazi sympathies openly and proudly. In May 1941, he issued a fatwa calling upon the Germans to bomb Tel Aviv, and in November 1941 traveled to Berlin and met with Hitler. He implored the Nazi dictator to help implement a Final Solution in the Middle East. Then he went to the Balkans, where he spearheaded the creation of Muslim units of the Waffen SS.


    In terms of the specific terrorist groups and entities mentioned in the MSA packet, all of them -- along with many others -- have indeed made clear that they wish to destroy the United States and dominate the world under an oppressive caliphate -- that is, a unified Islamic state ruled by Islamic Sharia law:



    Al-Qaeda: Osama bin Laden has said that the 9/11 attacks strengthened the Muslims, "which is a very good sign and a great step towards the unity of Muslims and establishing the Righteous Islamic Khilafah [caliphate] insha-Allah [Allah willing]." His second-in-command, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, has declared: "The war with Israel is not about a treaty, a cease-fire agreement, Sykes-Picot borders, national zeal, or disputed borders. It is rather a jihad for the sake of God until the religion of God is established. It is jihad for the liberation of Palestine, all Palestine, as well as every land that was a home for Islam, from Andalusia to Iraq. The whole world is an open field for us."
    Hamas: The Hamas Charter sets out its Islamic mission as global: "Its spatial dimension extends wherever on earth there are Muslims, who adopt Islam as their way of life; thus, it penetrates to the deepest reaches of the land and to the highest spheres of Heavens. . . . By virtue of the distribution of Muslims, who pursue the cause of the Hamas, all over the globe, and strive for its victory, for the reinforcement of its positions and for the encouragement of its Jihad, the Movement is a universal one." Universal in what way? The Palestinian Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi exhorted believers in 2002 "Oh beloved, look to the East of the earth, find Japan and the ocean; look to the West of the earth, find [some] country and the ocean. Be assured that these will be owned by the Muslim nation, as the Hadith says . . . 'from the ocean to the ocean.'"


    The Muslim Brotherhood: Its founder, Hasan Al-Banna, wrote that "it is a duty incumbent on every Muslim to struggle towards the aim of making every people Muslim and the whole world Islamic, so that the banner of Islam can flutter over the earth and the call of the Muezzin can resound in all the corners of the world: God is greatest [Allahu akbar]!" Despite recent claims to the contrary, there is no evidence that the Brotherhood has renounced this goal.


    Hezbollah: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has made clear that he wishes to pose a threat to the United States: "Let the entire world hear me. Our hostility to the Great Satan is absolute.…I conclude my speech with the slogan that will continue to reverberate on all occasions so that nobody will think that we have weakened. Regardless of how the world has changed after 11 September, Death to America will remain our reverberating and powerful slogan: Death to America."


    The Islamic Republic of Iran: While as a Shi'ite he does not wish to see the establishment of a caliphate, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad harbors similar dreams of Islamic domination. He said in 2005: "we will soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism and will breathe in the brilliant time of Islamic sovereignty over today's world."


    And in terms of Saddam Hussein, suffice it to say that there was a reason he trained thousands of Islamic jihad terrorists from all over the Middle East at camps in Iraq over the four years preceding the U.S. invasion.
    http://www.aina.org/news/2007102311299.htm

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    Islamo-fascism Awareness Week a success

    October 29, 2007

    Islamo-fascism Awareness Week is not about racism, bigotry, Islamo-phobia or a claim that all Muslims are radical and seek to harm those who don’t agree with them. It is to raise awareness about the growing group who are.

    Islamo-fascists are a group whose deadly fascistic ideology has affected close to every country on the globe, made almost 9,000 attacks since September 11, 2001, and now kills about 1,300 people per year.
    http://thedaily.washington.edu/article/2007/10/29/islamofascismAwarenessWeekASucces

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    The Left and the Term "Islamo-Fascism"
    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23132&page=1


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    Why 'Islamofascism' correctly identifies threat [Oct. 25 07]

    Islamofascism is an ideology that seeks a global theocracy under the dictatorship of a caliph. Everyone will be converted to their extremist interpretation of Islam, and any one who resists will be killed in the name of Allah. These extremists, however, do not represent the basic beliefs of Islam, and their message and methods resemble Nazis more than Muslims. Their goals are almost a mirror image of Hitler's dreams of world domination and extermination of the Jews, except their justification claims to be rooted in Islam rather than German nationalism.

    How is "Islamofascism" a racist term? It isn't. The term has nothing to do with the ethnicity of our enemy, nor should it. The term is a fusion of Islam - which is a religion and not a race - and fascism. Most of the terrorists are ethnically Arabic, but the membership of al-Qaida and similar networks is not exclusively Arabic. The focus of the word is fascism, which is used to describe the terrorists' methods and goals.


    How does the phrase "militant fundamentalist Muslims" more accurately describe who we are fighting? It doesn't. Our enemy is indeed militant and claims to be Muslim, but their breed of Islam is not fundamentalist. The fundamentals of Islam are faith, worship, charity, sacrifice and pilgrimage. Islamofacism has interpreted Islam as not only a religion but an entire political and economic system as well. They have twisted the meaning of holy war into a tangible fight against infidels when the concept of jihad is supposed to be an internalized battle within the human conscience.
    http://media.www.lsureveille.com/media/storage/paper868/news/2007/10/25/Opinion/Why-islamofascism.Correctly.Identifies.Threat-3059132.shtml

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:49 AM, November 06, 2007  

  • Muslims Against Sharia congratulate David Horowitz FREEDOM CENTER and Mike Adams, Tammy Bruce, Phyllis Chesler, Ann Coulter, Nonie Darwish, Greg Davis, Stephen Gale, David Horowitz, Joe Kaufman, Michael Ledeen, Michael Medved, Alan Nathan, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Daphne Patai, Daniel Pipes, Dennis Prager, Luana Saghieh, Rick Santorum, Jonathan Schanzer, Christina Sommers, Robert Spencer, Brian Sussman, Ed Turzanski, Ibn Warraq and other speakers on the success of the Islamofascism Awareness Week.

    Islamofascism (or Islamism) is the main threat facing modern civilization and ignorance about this threat is astounding. We hope that this event becomes regular and reaches every campus.

    A great many Westerners do not see the clear distinction between Islam and Islamism (Islamofascism). They need to understand that the difference between Islam and Islamism (Islamofascism) is the same as the difference between Christianity and Christian Identity Movement (White Supremacy Movement).

    Original post

    By Blogger Muslims Against Sharia, at 8:27 AM, November 27, 2007  

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