Monday, March 2, 2015

It's the Jahiliyya, Stupid

NBC News notices that ISIS (like the Taliban, and like all Islamic conquerors) feels compelled to destroy stuff that's pre-Islamic. That's because, for jihadis and other by-the-book Muslims, what came before Islam is seen as "jahiliyya"--ignorance and disorder, for which Islam is the only remedy.

Not that N"PC" would use either "j" word to account for the destruction.

NYT: Netanyahu Visit Bringing Univited Problems for Jewish Democrats


Obama's Foreign Policy Has Gone From Bad to Perverse

VDH writes:
[Obama] has gone from mild displeasure with Israel to downright antipathy. Suddenly we are in a surreal world where off-the-record slurs from the administration against Benjamin Netanyahu as a coward and chickensh-t have gone to full-fledged attacks from John Kerry and Susan Rice, to efforts of former Obama political operatives to defeat the Israeli prime minister at the polls, to concessions to Iran and to indifference about the attacks on Jews in Paris. Who would have believed that Iranian leaders who just ordered bombing runs on a mock U.S. carrier could be treated with more deference than the prime minister of Israel? What started out six years as pressure on Israel to dismantle so-called settlements has ended up with a full-fledged vendetta against a foreign head of state.
A POTUS who can't tell the good guys from the bad guys; who cozies up to Iran (which, armed with nuclear warheads, poses an existential threat to "Satans" both great and small); who goes golfing at the most inopportune times; who cannot bring himself to utter the word "jihad"; who, though having reputedly attended some of the fanciest universities around, cannot properly define the word "random"; who thinks the West "owes" everyone else an apology; what can one say about such a man, save for this: he may or may not be insane, but his worldview and the policies that spring from it are daft, demented and deadly.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Netanyahu's Speech Will Hasten Global Climate Change

Not really. But given the current hysteria, which will only amp up until the speech actually takes place, don't be too surprised if someone, somewhere, makes that charge.

Ironically, Muslim League Confab Makes No Bones About ISIS Being Islamic. Unlike the Non-Muslim BHO, Who Is Frantic to Remove the Islam From ISIS

Muslims know the truth. Why doesn't Obama?:
Obama has been criticized recently for attempting to delink ISIS (or ISIL, as he would put it) and other terrorist groups from Islam. The president has been sounding this note since the fall, when he insisted, “ISIL is not Islamic.” And there’s reason behind his rhetoric. Obama is seeking to combat rising Islamophobia in many parts of the world, assure Muslims that the United States is not at war with Islam, and fight a war against a barbarous terrorist organization that seeks its legitimacy through Islamic theology. Earlier this month, the White House and State Department hosted a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), during which the president once again insisted, “We are at war with people who have perverted Islam,” and “No religion is responsible for terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.” The president hasn’t gone so far as to deny any connection between terrorism and Islam, but he tends to acknowledge the link by noting how ISIS and similar groups exploit Islam to justify violence while their true motivations are wholly distinct from their faith. 
At the conference in Mecca, by contrast, speakers seem to have been less certain that Islamist terror can be divorced from Islam. Some statements did echo those made by the White House. According to a translation by the Muslim World League, al-Tayeb argued, “The violence and terrorism … of these groups are strange to Islam. They have nothing to do with our creed, Sharia, ethic, history, and civilization.” And much as Obama sought to expand the discussion of violent extremism to include examples like the Oklahoma City bombing and the attack against a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, participants at the Mecca conference similarly argued that terrorism is associated with no one religion, remarking that “if a Muslim … commits an act of terror, it is linked to Islam. But if the same terror act is committed by a Christian, Jew, Hindu, or Buddhist, it is seldom linked to the perpetrator’s religion,” according to a report by the Saudi Gazette
At other times, though, speakers asserted that ISIS could not be disassociated from Islam. After discounting poverty, social marginalization, and incarceration as the primary causes of radicalization, al-Tayeb said that in his opinion, “the most prominent” source of radicalization among Muslims is the “historical accumulations of extremism and militancy in our heritage.” ...

The Muslim Association of Canada Sponsors a Hamas-Linked Charity AND a Live Performance--"Pearls of the Prophets 2"

MAC, which reportedly funneled a whopping $300 million to a charity with ties to Hamas, brings you a live performance about a bunch of Islamic "prophets"--the ones we know as Ishmael, Noah, Moses and Joseph. Don't worry, though. This being an Islamic school production, there will be "No visual depictions of the prophets," so you won't be seeing anything like, say, this. Or, for that matter, this.


NBC News Wants You to Feel Bad for Londonistan Head-Hacker, "Jihadi John"

Poor fellow, he supposedly "had suicidal thoughts" prior to running off to pursue a life of jihad-inspired decapitation infatuation in Syria.

Too bad he didn't act on 'em (the thoughts, not the heads of his vicitms).

"Head"-ing In the Wrong Direction

How's this for a sci-fi movie plot: ambitious physician posits as a treatment/'cure" for having a "female" brain in a male body (and vice versa) a--wait for it--head transplant!

Pretty freaky and Frankensteinian, no?

Well, what if I told you that it's no movie, it's real life?

NRO's Wesley J. Smith discusses it here:
We are losing our ever-loving minds. An article in Newsweek takes the notion of performing head transplants as a treatment for gender dysphoria seriously. From the story:  
An Italian neuroscientist researching the possibility of human head transplants believes that the procedure could help people with gender dysmorphia, Dr Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, published a summary of the technique, known as ‘Gemini’ spinal cord fusion, in the Surgical Neurology International journal this month. In an interview with Newsweek, Dr Canavero said that the procedure could have wide-ranging implications for those who feel trapped in their own bodies, a condition he says prompts many to commit suicide. “Why not give them a chance?” he says.
 Good grief. What has happened to Newsweek?
I think the better question is: What has happened to the last vestige of sanity surrounding issues relating to gender dysmorphia?

Jimmy Kimmel Gives It To the Anti-Vaccers: In L.A.,"Parents Are More Afraid of Gluten Than They are of Smallpox"

When It Comes To Israel, Barack Hussein Obama Is No Martin Luther King

Can you imagine the maniacal narcissist with the Hussein in his name ever saying this--and meaning it?:
[P]eace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect its right to exist, its territorial integrity. I see Israel as one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security and that security must be a reality."
BHO doesn't give a toss about Israel's security. What he cares about is his "legacy," which he foolishly thinks will be kited into the stratosphere via his nuke deal with the mullahs.

The One Place Where BDS Seems to Really Be Working--to the Detriment of the Boycotters

Stores in the West Bank are refusing to carry the products of Israel's six largest food producers. In that case, it must be really slim pickings on Ramallah grocery shelves. (What's that old saying--something about cutting off one's nose--ouch!--to spite one's face?)

"Spite" is the operative word.