Date: 05 Jun 2011


Militant Muslims Sexually Assault Another Journalist, Hurt Police Officer\\\\\\\\\\\ Posted by Bill Levinson \\\\\ Egyptian journalist attacked during Cairo protest \\\\\\\\\ The attackers had torn the journalist’s clothes to pieces before she managed to call police, the reports said. A police officer who arrived at the site pulled the journalist, who was about to lose her consciousness, out of the crowd and called her a taxi, but he was then attacked himself by the demonstrators, who stole his pistol and radio set. \\\\\\\\\\ A local imam reportedly took the police officer to hospital, where doctors described his condition as grave. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\ Ann Barnhardt Equates Islam to Neo-Nazism She makes some good points. \\\\\\ by Bill Levinson\\\\\\\\\\\ The point of this piece is to highlight the absurdity of the false concepts of “moderate Islam” and “extremist Islam.” There is no more “moderate Islam” than there is “moderate Nazism.” This nomenclature is willfully manipulative propaganda and must be called out and corrected whenever and wherever it is used. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\ “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” - Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey \\\\\\\\\\\\ Come to think of it, wasn’t Nazism the last ideology (prior to militant Islam) that said openly that it planned to conquer the world? \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ US help has its price By Ted Belman \\\\\\\\\\ I was disturbed by three news items this week \\\\\\\\\\ U.S. to offer Turkey major role in Mideast talks if it stops Gaza flotilla \\\\\\\\\\ Palestinians in Lebanon to postpone ‘Naksa Day’ march to Israel border \\\\\\\\\ Cairo shuts Gaza’s Rafah crossing to free passage at US insistence \\\\\\\\\\\ I keep wondering why is the US doing this. What has Netanyahu promised them? \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ EU Grants PA 6 Million Euros to the PA to Support Jerusalem WAFA \\\\\\\\\\\\ JERUSALEM, May 31, 2011 (WAFA) – The EU granted 6 million euros to the Palestinian Authority (PA) Tuesday to support the development, cultural, educational, health, humanitarian and human rights sectors in Jerusalem.\\\\\\\\\ Head of the President’s office Hussein al-Araj signed the agreement with EU representative Christian Berger at the EU headquarters in Jerusalem. \\\\\\\\\\\\ Al-Araj said the project was based on the sectoral plan, prepared by the EU and the PA and approved by president Mahmoud Abbas, for the development of services and needs for Jerusalem residents. The plan, estimated at $428 million, was prepared with the involvement of the Jerusalem community and funding by the EU. \\\\\\\\\\ Al-Araj hopes that this plan will receive Arab and Islamic support in order to face Israeli plans of judeaizing Jerusalem. \\\\\\\\\ This funding will be implemented by Jerusalem organizations under the full auspices of the EU, with a high committee as an advisory body to ensure the project’s success. •\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\ Peace through strength, not engagement. By Ted Belman \\\\\\\\\\ Fouad Ajami argues Robert Gates Is Right About Iraq. Robert Gates, in his farewell remarks, had advocated for keeping US forces in Iraq. \\\\\\\\\\\ Remember Gates was part of the Iraq Study Group along with Baker and Hamilton. Their Report was embraced by Pres Bush who was reeling from attacks by the anti-war groups in America. This report set the state for American policy in the ME and was followed by Bush and Obama. It advocated “a staged retreat from the Iraq war and an accommodation with Syria and Iran”. But more important, the Report held that “The key to the American security dilemma in the region, … was an Arab-Israeli settlement that would drain the swamps of anti-Americanism and reconcile the Arab “moderates” to the Pax Americana.” These realists also believed that “George W. Bush’s entire diplomacy of freedom, were projects of folly—romantic, self deluding undertakings in the Arab world.” 000000000