Interesting how the anti-Israel/pro-Hamas rallies in Western countries are far bigger and more violent than anywhere in the Middle East. Get a clue, lefties and Canadian muslims, most Arabs don’t like Hamas either.
THE GOOD NEWS: Israel isn’t prematurely ceasing their justified offensive against Hamas. BETTER NEWS: Perhaps it will keep John Kerry out, too.
Hamas-linked CAIR demands police waste their time with a another hate-crime investigation. How could the woman see who allegedly attacked her with that Muslim supremacist black garbage bag over her head?
Hey, just found out the guy in the Lexus who tossed a single egg at the Hamas supporter in Brooklyn was waving an Israeli flag. C’mon, Moochelle, let’s see another one your pathetic #hashtags.
Palestinian Muslim, Fadi A.(38 years old now – so why do they protect his last name?), at the age of 18, left Lebanon for Germany allegedly for asylum.
DMF (h/t Maria J) In Berlin he met and fell in love with Saskia M. She was just 20 and pregnant when she separated from Fadi A. in 1998. He strangled her – and was sentenced to twelve years in prison.
On the day he was released, he became wiolent with the next woman, Ramona K. (28). He beat her, forcing her to marry him. She filed a complaint. He got another five months in prison.
After his release, Fadi A. was due to be deported. He filed an appeal and was given a reprieve because as a Palestinian he would not be safe in his home country. (Better to let him stay and put every German woman in danger?) That was three years ago. The authorities sent Fadi. A to an asylum seeker’s hostel in Eisenhüttenstadt (Brandenburg). But Fadi A. went underground, and an arrest order was then issued for him.
The killer found another woman, Rajah S. (29). She lived with her 11-year-old son in Bielefeld (NRW). He found a place to live with her and would perhaps never have left if he had not been caught in a speed check in his girlfriend’s VW Lupo.
But he evaded the police. Shortly afterwards, however, the police were at Rajah S’s door because he was identified. She innocently told the police who was driving the car. And then learned that there was an arrest warrant out for her boyfriend. Rajah S. wanted to separate from Fadi A. Not long later she was dead too – strangled in her home.
Shattering the myths that Israel has made life for Gazans a living hell with a blockade that doesn’t allow in food, medical supplies, and building materials.
A Picture of Life in Gaza Today
Following the unilateral withdrawal of Israeli security forces in 2005, no one can claim that the Gaza Strip is “occupied territory.” This still hasn’t stopped the usual critics from making other accusations about the misery of the people there, such as charging that the Palestinians are “under siege” from Israel and starving as a consequence.
In fact, the only siege that the people of Gaza are under is what they bring on themselves. Their government uses donated humanitarian aid to smuggle rockets which are then fired into Israeli population centers. When this fails to provoke Israel into conflict, Palestinian terrorists cross the border and attempt to kidnap or kill Israelis in their own land.
Likewise, there is absolutely no starvation in Gaza. The Palestinians receive enormous amounts of free assistance from the rest of the world and are so well-fed that the territories are actually the eighth most obese “country” in the world according to the World Health Organization:
When it comes to Gaza and the life of Palestinian “refugees”, the gap between myth and fact is so dramatic that perception almost stands reality on its head. Health and quality of life in the territories vastly exceed the average in most parts of the world – and not just where people are in more obvious need, such as Africa, but even in developed countries like China and areas of South America.
The poverty rate in Gaza is 16% – roughly equal to Spain, Germany and California. The rate of poverty is actually higher in Greece, most of the EU, and even parts of the United States, such as Washington D.C. As researcher Daniel Greenfield has pointed out, at 24%, even the poverty rate in Israel is actually 50% higher than in Gaza!
Gazans receive more free food aid per month per capita than anyone else in the world, including those living in famine-stricken regions. The average Somali, for example, receives seven times less in aid. The average Zimbabwean, with a life expectancy of 46, also receives about seven times less in food aid than the average resident of Gaza – who has a life expectancy of 73 (even higher than in Russia, Malaysia and neighboring Egypt).
It seems that while Palestinians shows one side to gullible visitors and the international media, Western taxpayers are actually subsidizing something entirely different.
Hard to keep up the facade of Gazans living in squalor when you see the facades of luxury condos, hotels, resorts, office buildings, shopping malls, etc. like these.
Not enough parking spaces at the luxury malls?
See any starving Palestinians in these photos?
4-Star Restaurants and Private Clubs are the norm, not the exception in Gaza
Recreational facilities abound in this ‘open air prison,’ like the Olympic sized swimming pool and water parks that Gazans use when desperation sets in
Horseback riding and sailing lessons are expensive but not for a lot of Gazans
Beachside in Gaza: Waiting wistfully for the next humanitarian aid flotilla from Turkey.
Don’t you wish you could be a Palestinian refugee too?
A militia in Benghazi, Libya, has beheaded a Filipino construction worker, allegedly after singling him out for being a non-Muslim, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said.
IB Times (h/t Lord K) Meanwhile, the Philippine government announced Sunday that it had instituted Alert Level 4 in Libya — the highest alert level to be placed on countries experiencing armed conflict — and that it would evacuate 13,000 Filipinos from the country.
The beheading marks the first Filipino death in Libya since the 2011 revolution, according to the department. It is also the first reported beheading in the country since 2011. The construction worker was kidnapped July 15 at a checkpoint in the Gwarsha district of Benghazi. The report comes just two weeks after three Europeans working for an Italian construction company were kidnapped in the western city of Zuwara.
According to Libyan media, the man’s name was Antonio Espares, an employee at Kibra construction company. A department spokesperson told media Monday that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of $160,000. According to Philippine media, the construction company negotiated with the kidnappers for four days. The employee’s remains were found at a hospital on Saturday.
The department said in a statement that all Filipinos in Libya should return home “as soon as possible.” “These events indicate that it is no longer safe for our OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers ) to remain in Libya. For their own safety, the DFA urges them to immediately contact the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli to register for repatriation,” the statement said.
It is unclear which militia in Libya was responsible for the beheading. There are currently dozens of militias operating in the country. The most intense rivalries exist in the northern part of the country where fighting broke out between rival militias at the Tripoli airport last week. Recent violence at the airport killed more than 47 people.
“Beheading is a form of humiliation and intimidation,” Max Abrahms, an expert on terrorism at Northeastern University, said. “It is usually used in sectarian warfare.”
The fighting at Tripoli’s airport is between Islamist-led militias and their more liberal rivals. Renegade general Khalifa Hifter launched an offensive in the eastern part of the country near Benghazi in May and vowed to crush the Islamists.
And these are the “moderate” rebels according to Barack Hussein Obama and John McCain.
Halal butchers and grocery stores in Edmonton are seeing a surge of popularity — a sign of both a growing Muslim population in the province and a steady trend of non-Muslims seeking out the specially-prepared meat.
CBC News (h/t Leonard T) “It’s increasing. We can see that almost everyday. Leftist scum – they want to try it first to see the difference. They like it and they keep buying it,” said Khalid Hajer, who owns a halal meat shop in north Edmonton. “They come here for fresh meat. but they know it’s healthy.”
Meat that is halal, which means “permissible” in Arabic, is prepared according to strict instructions laid out in the Koran (see below). The animal must be healthy and is blessed when it is killed. The animal must be slaughtered by slitting its throat and the blood must be removed from the body.
Is this your idea of fresh and healthy?
Halal slaughter does not sever the spinal cord which means the animal bleeds out slowly and in agony which could take up to 10 minutes or more until he dies.
Halal slaughter leaves the meat filled with toxins released at the moment of death because the blood is removed while the animal is dying and therefore is not present in sufficient quantities to remove those last toxins.
Halal slaughter permits animals to watch other animals die during the blood letting festival, smelling their fear and raising their own stress. These stress chemicals “marinate” the meat in hormones known to raise levels of aggression and violence in nearly all mammal species (including human).
Halal meat includes a surprising range of cooking methods, including even some “tar tar” dishes (raw or nearly raw), allowing for the spread of disease and chemicals and hormones that were not removed by the idiotic slow bloodletting practice and half-measure cooking.
While the restrictions are due to religious law, Hajer says half of the customers that come into his shop aren’t Muslim. Marina Mediuk has been buying halal meat for 15 years. She thinks the restrictions make the meat healthier and more humane than non-halal meat.
“To me that’s also the more personal approach to slaughtering the cow, to having your meat and it’s all local. At the big butcher plants it’s done differently,” she said.
“We know that the chickens are fresh and the meat is fresh. And when you say your prayers it doesn’t really matter what religion you are — whether you’re Muslim or not — you take care of it. You are more spiritual about it.”
The greater demand for halal meat has caused businesses to take notice. A report by the Alberta government shows that Muslim families in the province spend about $31 a week on halal meat — about double the amount most Canadian households spend on meat (partially due to the price difference between halal and non-halal food.)
A product that used to only be found in specialty butchers and ethnic food stores in Alberta, halal meat has made its way to the coolers of large, chain supermarkets. Steakhouses are also increasingly offering halal meat on their menus.
With the increased popularity comes a greater scrutiny. Many are questioning the assumption that halal meat is more humane than food that is prepared other ways.
Rifaa Carter, who eats halal, says she still is careful about who has raised the meat she buys. She says that factory farms and other large meat producers can follow the letter of the restriction on halal meat, while still breaking the spirit behind them.
“The rule in Islam is not only for the meat to be slaughtered in this ritual manner. It’s also about being wholesome and good. And a factory raised cow is not wholesome or good and it’s not humane.”
She says there are options out there for people who are interested in humanely-raised meat. Consumers should be concerned with how their meals are treated during their lifetime, and not just at the time of slaughter, she adds.
On Saturday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m., a witness reported that two men and a woman surrounded a Muslim woman at the Meridian Mall and attempted to pull off her Muslim dress and full face-covering headbag, then knocked her to the ground. The alleged assailants also reportedly shouted expletives at the 26-year-old woman during the incident.
CAIR “We urge state, local and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this troubling incident and to make every effort to bring the alleged perpetrators to justice,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. “We urge public officials to speak out against the anti-Muslim hate that can lead to such attacks.” Walid also noted that the victim was hospitalized for 36 hours complaining of chest pain and numbness in her left arm due to the incident.
The U.S. is sending $47 million in humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip to help tens of thousands of Palestinians there who have been forced from their homes since war broke out two weeks ago.
FOX News A State Department breakdown of the aid that was released Monday said nearly a third of the money — $15 million — will go to the United Nations’ refugee mission in Gaza. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to discuss the aid with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a meeting late Monday in Cairo.
Kerry arrived in the Egyptian capital only hours earlier in a U.S. push to help broker a truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas that controls Gaza.
Ragheads, Bagheads, and Leftist scumbuckets cheer on the terrorists in San Francisco, Washington DC (complete with fake religious Jews), Austria, Lebanon, France, Australia, Chile, and Israel (Muslim areas).
Israel’s Iron Dome has been stopping them. Eventually, one may hit Tel Aviv because Iron Dome succeeds about 90% of the time.
Finish the job, Israel, don’t be coerced into a premature cease-fire by the Jew-hating Obama Regime.
Unfortunately, there were 581 more Muslim illegals on board who didn’t.