Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Think the Republicans Are Going to Take the Senate?

Think again.

Hat tip Hot Air

There are a lot of tight Senate races out there that the Republicans think they will win and take over the US Senate. Of course, that won't happen if the Democrats can steal a few here and there-like in Colorado, where undercover investigator James O'Keefe once again caught Democrat campaign workers ready to cheat to win the election for Mark Udall. Watch the video here at Hot Air.

I wonder how black and Hispanic voters in "ghetto" North Aurora feel after hearing this Democrat operative describe their community.

Shooter In Ottawa ID as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (32)

Hat tip Blazing Cat Fur

Reports are now coming out that the one confirmed shooter who was killed in Ottawa is Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (32) a Canadian-born convert to Islam according to Reuters.

At this point, I would consider this as an initial report. There is still much to learn about this man.


Blazing Cat Fur, a Canadian blog, is posting several updates on this man including an alleged picture of him posted by an ISIS Twitter account.

Michael Zehaf Bibeau Pictures

"A photo that is that of the shooter in Ottawa"

According to this report from Reuters in Hot Air, Zehaf-Bibeau was known as a threat.

More Blatant Anti-Semitism Exposed in UNRWA Schools

Hat tip Algemeiner

During the recent fighting in Gaza, the world learned a thing or two about those UN schools established for Palestinians. In short, many were being used to store rockets. Now Elder of Ziyon has again exposed anti-Semitic literature in the websites of UN Relief and Works Agency schools for Palestinians.

Is October 22 Really a Day of Action?

Hat tip Algemeiner

We already know about what happened today in Ottawa (though it has not yet been determined to be an act of Islamic terror). Today in Jerusalem, an Arab man drove into a crowd killing an infant.

"A Hamas spokesman praised the attack, calling it a “natural reaction to the crimes of the occupation,” but stopped short of taking responsibility. However, Linde, in a tweet, said Hamas, did, in fact, take responsibility for the attack."

How can one praise an attack like this that kills an infant?

Surely, this is just a coincidence that CAIR has called for today to be a Day of Action.

(Save your cards and letters. I am not accusing CAIR of anything.)

Ferguson Protester Blames CNN, AIPAC and Zionists

Hat tip Creeping Sharia

Today is CAIR's self-proclaimed Day of Action in connection with the Ferguson shooting case. On Monday, it appears they got off to an early start as evidenced by this video in which the protesters grievances are blamed on CNN, AIPAC, Zionists and Israel.

Terror Attack on Canadian Parliament

Hat tip Blazing Cat Fur

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-Blazing Cat Fur

At least two gunmen attacked the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa today shooting a soldier in the process. One of the gunmen has been shot dead.

We will have to wait further details to know who is responsible for this attack.

Update: Here is a short video of the shooting inside the Parliament building from the Globe and Mail.

The Canadian blog, Blazing Cat Fur has a running report:

This is fast moving and some reports may later turned out to be in error. Jihad Watch is reporting that a second shooter has been killed and that a third shooting has occurred at a nearby mall.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Who Are the "Scholars For Academic Freedom"?

Hat tip Campus Watch

I have been critical of the recent letter by UC Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks in which he pleaded for campus civility then tried to walk it back when certain groups objected.

Apparently, one group is the California Scholars for Academic Freedom (whoever they are) thought the letter was too tough. Here is a letter they wrote to Dirks objecting to his letter.

Let's be open and honest here. The three signatories to this letter are rabid anti-Israel professors and activists at UCLA, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara.

Here is my "encounter" with UC Riverside professor David Lloyd when he hosted Palestinian ( I think he's Palestinian-he says he's Palestinian Omar Barghouti at UCR).

Fortunately, Sondra Hale has now retired from UCLA.

And Lisa Hajjar? She made headlines when she told a skeptical Jewish questioner at a UCLA event that his "Zionist hat on his head was screwed on way too tight".

It should be noted that Dirks sent a follow up letter modifying his earlier statement. I sure hope it wasn't in response to these characters.

National Lawyers Guild Letter to UC Irvine Campus Paper New University

Hat tip New University

"Dear New University...."

This week's issue of New University, the UC Irvine campus newspaper, features a letter to new UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman in response to his recent message to the UCI community on campus civility.

To be brief, the National Lawyers Guild was established in the 1930s as a legal arm of the Communist Party USA, a fact I have sent in to the online edition of New University (not yet posted).

These missives by UC chancellors are thinly-disguised pleas to the pro-Palestinian/anti-Israel voices on UC campuses to clean up their acts.

As for the NLG, their Los Angeles chapter head, James Lafferty, has spoken at UCI as part of the Muslim Student Union's annual hate-Israel week of events. He has also participated in other anti-Israel protests in Los Angeles, and has been a leader in the Occupy LA protests.

Wagdy Ghoneim: Former Imam at Anaheim Mosque

Hat tip Teri and Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch

Wagdy Ghoneim was formerly the head imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County in Anaheim until he was deported in January 2005. Subsequently, he took up residence in Qatar. Just recently, he has been asked to leave that country. According to the below report, he is currently in Istanbul.

I point all this out because I just visited the Anaheim mosque Sunday as part of Open Mosque Day where visitors were greeted with welcomes, refreshments, guided tours, and a presentation on Islam by the current imam, Mustafa Umar. Kinda hard to reconcile with Mr Ghoneim's resume, wouldn't you say?

Cair Shows its "Moderate" Face Once Again

"The Muslim community rises with Ferguson"

The Council on American Islamic Affairs, which insists it is moderate even though it is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, is linking up with other grievance mongers to put on a day of action to protest police brutality and the incarceration of "people with black and brown skin".

"Too many lives have been lost in communities of color because of the criminalization of black and brown bodies — who are being killed and imprisoned and abused because of their dark skin. "

Lost in the verbiage is the fact that almost all of those brown and black people killed are being killed by other brown and black people. Those incarcerated are not incarcerated because of their skin color, rather because they have committed crimes.

The reader should also note some of the names listed on this announcement.

Suhail Webb is the head imam of the Islamic Society Cultural Center of Boston, a mosque with a long number of officials and congregants who have gone on to commit terrorist acts. Webb, who was previously at the Oklahoma City mosque, has been accused by an anonymous source who appeared on Fox News of telling that source not to talk to the media and affirming the truth about the three choices to be offered to non-Muslims (convert, live under dhimmi submission or die). I see in the Facebook announcement link to Webb that he is appearing in McLean, Virginia with none other than Siraj Wahhaj, also an unindicted co-conspirator in a New York terrorist case and who has referred to America as a "filthy garbage can".

Dawud Walid is the head of CAIR in Michigan. He is another grievance monger who took up the cause of Luqman Ameen Abdullah who was killed in a shootout with the FBI in Detroit a few years back.

Linda Sarsour is the head of the New York Arab American Association and also quite an activist. Here is an article she wrote entitled, "My Hijab is my Hoodie" in the wake of the deaths of Treyvon Martin and a Muslim housewife in El Cajon, California named Shaima Alawadi. At the time of Alawadi's death, the popular theory was that it was a hate crime. Not so. Alawadi's husband was subsequently charged and convicted of murder.  The whole thing was staged to make it appear as a hate crime.

What CAIR is doing is trying to forge alliances with disaffected members of minority groups to form a coalition, if you will, of angry minorities united against American society.

But CAIR is a moderate organization.

Interview of Counter Jihad Coalition on the Glazov Gang

Hat tip Frontpage Magazine

This week my friend and colleague, Steve Amundsen, was interviewed by Jamie Glazov on the Glazov Gang. Steve is the founder of the Counter Jihad Coalition, an organization devoted to exposing the real goals of political Islam in the US and elsewhere.

As Steve points out, those that challenge him in Santa Monica can scream and threaten, but they cannot refute his facts. I know Steve, and this has nothing to do with hating Muslims. It is about facing reality and educating the public about the real threat that militant, supremacist Islam poses.

SJP's Sorry Record on College Campuses

Hat tip Campus Watch and The Tower

Hatem "Bozo" Bazian (He's the one with the microphone.)

I am cross-posting an article appearing today on Campus Watch via The Tower, which concerns the problem of anti-Semitic hate on college campuses and the track record of Students for Justice in Palestine in stirring it up.

As mentioned, Students for Justice in Palestine is the creation of UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian, a character who came from the West Bank to get his education in the US, where he was a campus activist. He also "repaid" the US for his education by publicly calling for an intifada in the US. Lovely guy. Now, aside from his indoctrination duties at Berkeley, Bozo Bazian  has also created another campus monster called the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Center. It's bad enough that people who say anything critical of Islam or certain Muslims have to worry about all the threats being made against their lives-to say nothing of those in Muslim-majority lands who are actually being murdered or put on trial for their lives, now they have to worry about their names being filed in this UC Berkeley "institution."

As for Bozo, he has appeared on the UCI campus many times, courtesy of the Muslim Students Union during their hate Israel fests every year. He has his off-the shelf power point presentation along with his dry and boring lecture on all the sins of Israel against the noble Palestinians. It's torture listening to him even if you agree with his point of view. Bozo is essentially a two-trick pony in that he either talks about Israel or Islamophobia.

As for the SJP chapter at UC Irvine, where I teach, they were established very conveniently a few years ago just after the Muslim Student Union was suspended for its planned disruption of the Israel ambassador to the US' speech in 2010 at UCI. They inaugurated their presence at UCI by hosting three characters from Jewish Voice for Peace, who argued that Israel supporters should not be able to feel comfortable on campus and that pro-Israel speech represented "useless discourse". Charming bunch.

I'm going to say it here and now. Free speech be damned; there is no room on campus for known troublemakers and purveyors of anti-Semitism. Universities should revoke their charters on campus and tell them to take their hate and agitation elsewhere.