WHAT Apartheid State?
“Dead Palestinian children, the more the better, is the objective of Hamas.” “And Israel is doing more to protect children and civilians than any military ever has in recorded history.”
Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of Hamas’s founders Sheikh Hassan Yousef, has said that the current conflict illustrates how the Islamist group’s disregard for human life is central to its ideology. “Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians, does not care about the lives of Israelis or Americans – they don’t care about their own lives.” “They consider dying for the sake of their ideology as a way of worship.”
INN Youssef – who left Hamas after becoming disillusioned and serving for a period as an Israeli spy – added that there was no way for Israel to reach any kind of compromise with Hamas, whose very charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and whose leaders have repeatedly called for the extermination of the Jewish people.
“Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise – Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over,” Yousef insisted. But he went further to describe Hamas as part of an imperialist force seeking to establish an Islamic super-state – much like the so-called “Islamic State”, formerly known as ISIS, which seized control of much ofIraq and Syria.
“The destruction of the State of Israel is not Hamas’s final destination. Hamas’s final destination is building the Islamic khlifa (Caliphate) – which means an Islamic state on the rubble of every other civilization. These are the ultimate goals of the movement.”
Yousef recalled how he was taught “since the age of five” that establishing an Islamic state couldn’t be achieved “without shedding innocent blood”, and expressed pity for the children of Gaza who, he said, have little choice but to follow Hamas.
Or any of the other 170,000 Syrians who have been killed by Western-backed Islamic jihadists?
TMZ (h/t SteveF)
Regular readers of BNI are more than familiar with the horrific treatment, torture, poisonings, and killings dogs are subjected to in many Muslim countries (see links below if you aren’t). What is it Pamela Geller says about the civilized man and the savage?
h/t Susan K
Apparently, he doesn’t know or care that Jordan likely will be calling on Israel and the U.S. to protect the kingdom should ISIS stage an attack on it.
Khloe Kardashian is not having sex with her rapper boyfriend French Montana due to his Islamic religious beliefs. The reality star revealed in a radio interview that she and Montana are abstaining during the month of Ramadan out of respect for his faith.
I wonder if anyone has told Khloe what Muslims did to members of her father’s Armenian family?
UK Daily Mail ‘There’s no sex during Ramadan,’ she told Power 105, adding jokingly, ‘That’s so fun.’ French also said he is currently eschewing alcohol for Ramadan as well as fasting during the daylight hours, per the requirements of the faith.
Meanwhile, Montana has been accused of being a bad influence on Khloe. But the Kardashian had some harsh words for her critics. ‘They’re not f**king him, so why should they care?’ the 30-year-old said during the same radio interview, alongside her rapper beau.
French certainly seems smitten with his new girlfriend, and he’s not shy to show it. He posted a picture on Instagram last week of Khloe’s rear end.While French can hardly be accused of being the classiest boyfriend, he is obviously very proud of his 30-year-old partner’s shape.
In the image only the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s bottom can be seen as she lies on an unmade bed in a pair of brown hot pants. French captioned the image just ‘#asssscap.’
…if he could find any, that is.
One of the few in the left wing media who do.
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.
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?
Since the beginning of Israel’s offensive in Gaza, much of the Egyptian media has laid the blame squarely on the Islamist terror group Hamas.
France24 (h/t Maria J) Some journalists have even said that all Palestinians are to blame for their current plight. Israel’s escalating attack on the Gaza Strip has triggered worldwide debate. Egypt is no exception. But there is little of the traditional Arab solidarity towards Palestinians to be found in the Egyptian media.
Adel Nehaman, a columnist for the Egyptian daily El-Watan, said bluntly: “Sorry Gazans, I cannot support you until you rid yourselves of Hamas.” Azza Sami, a writer for government daily Al-Ahram, went so far as to congratulate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter: “Thank you Netanyahu, and God give us more men like you to destroy Hamas!”
Star presenter of the Al-Faraeen TV channel, Tawfik Okasha, an ardent supporter of Egypt’s military regime and known for his firm stance against the ousted Muslim Brotherhood, attacked the entire Palestinian population live on air.
“Gazans are not men,” he declared. “If they were men they would revolt against Hamas.” His broadcast was even picked up by Israeli TV to demonstrate Egyptian support for Israel.
Why the hatred of Hamas? The hostility of these journalists is part and parcel of the movement that saw democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi removed from power in a military coup in 2013. They are now applying the same logic behind the ouster of Morsi, who was the favored candidate of the now-censured Muslim Brotherhood, to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
In 2013, a significant chunk of the Egyptian media called for the Muslim Brotherhood’s “liquidation”. That same sentiment is now applauding Israel’s efforts to disarm Hamas, originally the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. These Egyptian journalists link Hamas to ongoing violence in the Sinai Peninsula where in the last 12 months, armed Islamist groups have attacked Egyptian security forces on an almost daily basis.
Egypt’s current rulers insist that the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas are behind these attacks. Much of Egypt’s media toes the government line. They see the neutralisation of Hamas as crucial to winning Egypt’s undeclared war in the Sinai Peninsula. They don’t hesitate to criticise Hamas and Palestinians generally, who they hold in contempt for failing to revolt against their Islamist leaders as Egyptians did in 2013.
Not all Egyptians are hostile to their besieged Arab neighbors. There have been demonstrations against Israel’s attack on Gaza in Cairo and Alexandria in recent days, but these only attracted a few thousand people at the most. Beyond this very small minority of pro-Palestinian militants, Egyptians are broadly unsympathetic to the plight of their Gazan neighbors.