by The Right Scoop:
Sarah Palin blasted the President tonight on his Libya policy, criticizing him for spending too much time on the campaign trail when he should instead be focusing on our military and economic problems. As far as the current prices of energy on the rise, Palin blames the devaluing of the dollar by the Fed and a lack of domestic oil supplies which she says can be addressed by the Obama administration if they want. But realistically she doesn’t believe that we’ll get any relief until Obama’s out of office.
Watch the whole interview to hear her talk about Trump and take a shot a Katie Couric!
by Javier Manjarres:
Immediately after Allen West took the stage at his Town Hall meeting on Tuesday Evening in Fort Lauderdale, several hecklers who were planted in the crowd began to jeer and interrupt his remarks, forcing West to pause several times and then continue once the crowd calmed down. Police were ultimately forced to removed one of the hecklers from the event. When the hecklers refused to stop their harassment, West stated, “You’re not going to intimidate me.”
by Raymond Ibrahim:
Imagine if a top American historian appeared on the MSM insisting that the only reason Europeans conquered the Americas was to “defend” the Native Americans—who somehow had adopted Christianity centuries before Jesus was born—from being persecuted by heathen tribes.
While that would create a maelstrom of outrage and derision in the West, in the Arab world—where some think bewitched animals work as infidel operatives—such absurdities regularly pass for “truth.” Consider the case of Fadel Soliman, a celebrated Sharia expert and Arab media darling, who regularly appears on al-Jazeera. Director of the Bridges Foundation—which teaches Muslims “how to present Islam” to non-Muslims—Soliman also lectures at Western universities, churches, and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Dept. of Defense.
His new Arabic book, Copts: Muslims Before Muhammad, asserts that, at the time of the Muslim conquest of Egypt (c. 640), the vast majority of Egyptians were not, as history has long taught, Christians, but rather prototypical Muslims, or muwahidin, who were actually being oppressed by Christians: hence, the Muslim conquest of Egypt was really about “liberating” fellow Muslims. Soliman’s evidence is that the Arian sect, which rejected the claim that Jesus was coequal with God, was present in 4th century Egypt. Therefore, according to Soliman, the indigenous Egyptians were practicing Islam hundreds of years before it was founded in the 7th century.
As with much of modern academia’s approach to Islam, this thesis is based on pure fiction.
By Ed West:
London was the global headquarters of Islamic terrorism in the years before and after 9/11. This fact wasn’t exactly a closely guarded secret, but the WikiLeaks Guantánamo Bay files shed interesting new light on the American perspective. (I especially like the detail that the US government suspected the BBC of being a “possible propaganda media network” for al-Qaeda after a BBC phone number was found on a terrorist. What do they mean “possible”? Have they not listened to Radio 4?)
London became the world terrorist hub partly because the country had a long tradition of shielding dissenters of all stripes; because it had a very unintrusive state compared to its European neighbours (no ID cards); and because of Britain’s historic links with many Arab countries. But there was another reason, and this is central to the reason why Europe has an Islamist problem and the United States doesn’t – the welfare state. Welfare is intimately linked to the failure of western European countries to integrate their Muslim populations, and explains why Britain has such a problem with Islamism.
By Caroline Glick
Back in the pre-Obama days, when US foreign policy was supposed to serve US interests, it would have mattered that these policies all weaken the US and its allies and empower its foes. But now, in the era of the purely altruistic Obama administration, none of that matters.
What does matter is that the purely altruistic Obama foreign policy is empowering genocidal, misogynist, bigoted tyrants worldwide.
Gulf News Report:
Tensions between Iran and Bahrain escalated after Tehran on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against a diplomat’s expulsion by the rulers in Manama.
According to the ministry, the diplomat had links with the spy ring busted in Kuwait and which according to investigations was working for Iran.
Earlier this month, a court in Kuwait sentenced two Iranians and a Kuwaiti to death for their alleged role in the seven-member espionage network.
By John R. Bolton | The American Spectator:
Fulminating about America in decline is fashionable today across the political spectrum. Contemporary political commentators are seemingly rewarded for drawing the broadest possible conclusions from an ever-narrower range of data. Whatever the reason for the commentators’ grandiose predictions of decline, their conclusions du jour, they are describing what can and should be understood simply as a unique civilization’s momentary indigestion.
The international left and its U.S. acolytes welcome decline as long-overdue payback for our past sins, while many American conservatives see it as the inevitable consequence of decades of bad policy decisions. Both are wrong.
In a televised town hall-style infomercial, paid for by the Liberal party and aired on Sunday, Michael Ignatieff assures us that he is not “a standard-issue academic.” In sharp contrast to that tedious breed, he portrays himself as an interesting man who has led an interesting life. He’s been “out where it’s mucky and dirty and violent and scary,” dodging bullets as a war correspondent.
In 1993 he related one of his tales of derring-do in the introduction to his book Blood and Belonging. The setting is the war-torn Balkans, in the conflict zone between Serbian and Croatian territory. Our intrepid correspondent describes what happens when he and his film crew try to cross a UN checkpoint into Serb-held territory. Two Canadian infantrymen, whom Ignatieff dismissively refers to as “anxious adolescents,” man the checkpoint.
by Jonathon M. Seidl:
The Cemetery of the Innocents at Clarion University in Clarion, PA is supposed to commemorate the millions of babies lost to abortion. But last week, the quaint memorial with 350 wooden crosses resembled a satanic ritual scene after it was vandalized during the campus’s Life Week, which also happened to be Holy Week.
Students for Life of America (SLA) explains the vandalism:
by Khaled Abu Toameh:
In April, two “pro-Palestinian” activists were murdered by Palestinians –- one in the West Bank and the other in the Gaza Strip.
The fact that the two were staunch supporters of the Palestinian cause and were known for their deep hatred of Israel was not enough to save their lives.
In the eyes of their murderers, the two “pro-Palestinian” activists were “infidels” who sought to spread corrupt Western values.
While it is true that that the two slain activists had helped the Palestinians — each in his own way — they also contributed to radicalization through their fierce anti-Israel rhetoric. Nevertheless, in the end, the two were murdered by the same radicals they had helped and assisted for years. That is because these radicals do not see a difference between one “infidel” and another. Those who promote hatred against Jews also call for the death of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and others.
It struck me as the news broke yesterday about Paul Clement of the law firm of King and Spalding withdrawing from assisting the House of Representatives in its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act that lawyers will line up to defend a mass murderer but give into political correctness on the issue of marriage.
In fact, defending mass murderers is looked upon as a noble act by many in the legal community – giving representation to someone who couldn’t afford it otherwise. But when it comes to a controversial issue like DOMA, their knees turn to jelly and they cave to the political winds.
Fresh off its decision to ask an administrative law judge to stop Boeing’s move to step up production in South Carolina because Boeing cited its wish to lower the risk of suffering more strikes, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is stepping up its game.
Now Obama’s NLRB is planning on suing two states, Arizona and South Dakota, seeking to invalidate those states’ constitutional amendments that prohibit card check. This is just the latest step in Obama’s campaign to reward and empower unions (and their campaign piggy banks) at the expense of jobs and growth (see “Unions Still in the Driver’s Seat” for a partial list)