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Palestine Facts – know what you’re talking about before running your yap.

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 31, 2008

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As the media wins mount for the terrorist Hamas, let’s put some facts into the equation, since the media won’t do it. I won’t even get into the biblical aspect, except maybe later.

Palestine was inhabited by the Jews very likely much earlier, but definitely as early as 538 BC when they were released from Babylon.  The “Philistines”, as they were called then were NOT Arabic or Jewish and had no connection culturally or religiously to either group.  It seems that the Jews made something out of nothing and the land prospered until the Muslim Conquests.  Yes, the Muslim Conquests. (Doesn’t get nearly as much play as the Crusades – which took the lands back from the Muslims).

At the time of World War 1, the Ottoman Empire, a devout Muslim caliph, so to speak, ruled the area.  At the conclusion of WW1 the British Empire had the right to do with the land as it saw fit. They saw fit to give the Jewish people a land to call home.  It wasn’t all cut and dried for the Jews as much of the land was given to Syria and Jordan in exchange for their “help” in the war. 

Thus, Israel ended up with the small piece we know today, surrounded on 3 sides by people who want nothing more than to wipe them off the map. A look at the way the West Bank and Gaza “intrude” into the State of Israel shows why they have to protect themselves from attacks coming from those two areas. (I couldn’t find one to insert here, but found plenty) They have tried to allow the indigenous people to rule these areas in the continuous and non-productive “land for peace” deals, but the attacks keep on coming. As long as the citizens of those areas keep putting rulers in power that have the expressed charter to annihilate Israel, this will continue until Kingdom Come. Literally.

The Mandate giving the land to Israel is below.

From PalestineFacts.org
The British Mandate for Palestine
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have agreed, for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, to entrust to a Mandatory selected by the said Powers the administration of the territory of Palestine, which formerly belonged to the Turkish Empire, within such boundaries as may be fixed by them; and

Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty [the Balfour Declaration], and adopted by the said Powers, in favor of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which might prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country; and

Whereas recognition has thereby been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country;
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According to Muslims, once Muslims rule a land it is theirs forever and will fight to recover it.  See Spain. This isn’t a territorial war as much as a religious one.  The terrorists target civilians and put their own in harm’s way for media points. Israelis try their best to avoid civilians, even warning them ahead of time. I stand with the good guys and against Barbarians.  So before you join the ignorant throngs, find out more than what you’re being told.

And besides, God gave it to them as their own and will ultimately have the final say.  I’m siding with the winner – Israel.

Flag image courtesy of  http://www.science.co.il/

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Patrick Henry

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 31, 2008

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I got this from the Colonial Williamsburg website.  If you haven’t been to Colonial Williamsburg, I highly recommend it.  My young children even loved it.  You get the look and feel of what it was like back when statesmen had the interests of their new country in mind vs. that of today.  I’m sure many had some ulterior motives, but many gave much and some gave all in the pursuit of freedom. 

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable ­ and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace ­ but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Copyright © 2004 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Henry was certainly a catalyst for Revolution. To see more on Patrick Henry or to hear a rendition of this famous speech go to:

http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm

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Protests in Ft. Lauderdale, FLORIDA – maddening madness

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 31, 2008

Update:

Saw the videos and it’s no worse than we’ve seen elsewhere in the US.  But all of it is scary.  Saw pictures yeterday about the protest in DC. Complete  withHamas and Hezbollah flags!  Only the finest in brutality and barbarism for these peaceful people.  But, as Robert Spencer likes to say, “this has nothing to do with Islam,” though the two Hs constantly place their mandate for world domination squarely within the Koran.

Here’s the link to Atlas Shrugs.  All I saw were the pictures so far. Will watch the video later. 

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/12/floridastan-isl.html

Look at those with the keffiyeh (scarfs) as the terrorists wear them. Doesn’t that make you really want to endear yourself to them?  Scary stuff with all the Pali flags.  Are they loyal to this country? My guess is no.

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Let’s help find this guy!

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 30, 2008

“Honor” killing may be OK in Cesspoolistan, but not here. Hard to believe it’s been a year since Amina and Sarah were senselessly murdered in Texas by their father with the help of the brother and mother.

Help Atlas find him.

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Just wanting to live like the free world and enjoy the gifts God gave His creation.  Islam says “NO!”

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Try this in an Islamic country. You’d probably lose about 10 pounds in a few minutes – right off the top!

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 30, 2008

Here’s photo and video coverage of protests in NYC: watch it if you can stand it.

http://thesilentmajority.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/solidarity-with-heroic-gazawhere-is-our-support-for-israel/

No one says they don’t have the right to protest.  That’s the great thing about America.  We will someday (like it or not) have to decide if there should be a limit when an ideology begins openly calling for the overthrow of the government that gives those freedoms so as to replace it with a totlitarian government.  Just something to think about.

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And we continue to let these people into our country?

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 30, 2008

 I’m sure there are hundreds of “moderates” closing in on this guy, just outside the lens area, to explain to him that he is “misunderstanding” the Koran and Mohammed’s teachings that tell him to kill the unbelievers.  After all, Islam is a religion of peace, right?  Confusing to the young, pious mind, indeed.

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If this wasn’t so darned scary and dangerous it would be quite funny.  The Nazis were all about the annihilation of the Juice, but we didn’t let them go around in public threatening to kill them, and rightly so.  Why do we let the Muslims? In fact the Nazis were defeated soundly in a military fashion. 

If any other group did this on a public street would they get all the positive media reinforcement? I’m saying they wouldn’t. Am I wrong, but isn’t this a direct threat to many thousands of NYC inhabitants? 

Boy, it’s difficult to keep a positive outlook for this world.  All I can do is pray for the salvation of the Muslims so at least some will enter the Kingdom of Heaven when God destroys the enemies of His people.

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Shapes of things – UK’s radicalization problem

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 29, 2008

Folks, they’re honing their skills for the next frontier – America.

Thanks to ACT! for America for this heads-up.   

Damian Thompson   in the UK Telegraph

Exclusive: over 60 per cent of Britain’s Muslim schools have extremist links, says draft report

Exclusive: over 60 per cent of Britain’s Muslim schools have extremist links, says draft report

Posted By: Damian Thompson at Dec 17, 2008 at 13:05:37 [General]

Britain’s Muslim schools have been sharply criticised in a controversial draft report commissioned by a leading think tank which suggests that over 60 per cent of them are linked to potentially dangerous Islamic fundamentalists.

An early version of the report, entitled When Worlds Collide, alleges that of the 133 Muslim primary and secondary schools it surveyed, 82 (61.6 per cent) have connections or direct affiliations to fundamentalists. The 133 schools are in the private sector but supposedly subject to Ofsted inspection.

The report also claims that some of these schools teach “repugnant” beliefs about the wickedness of Western society and Jews.

The claims in the report, written by Denis MacEoin in response to a commission from Civitas, will provoke ritual cries of “Islamophobia” from the Muslim Council of Britain and fellow travellers such as Koran Armstrong. MacEoin has been careful to back up his claims with evidence – in particular, screen captures of links to Islamic hate-mongers, including supporters of Al-Qaeda.

Civitas, however, is not prepared to endorse MacEoin’s 61.6 per cent figure, which will not appear in the published version of When Worlds Collide. A spokesman for Civitas explains: “We want to concentrate on claims that are absolutely robust, rather than complicated material, some of it in Arabic, that might unjustly damage someone’s reputation.”

Perhaps the most alarming finding of the draft I’ve seen is that so many of these schools (including ones with no connections to political extremism) are bricking up their pupils behind a wall of Koranic injunctions and Sharia law.

The schools known as Darul Ulooms, which base their curriculum on a seventeenth-century Indian teaching system, include very few secular subjects, claims the report. It says: “Their aim is not to prepare pupils for life in the wider world, but to give them the tools for a more limited existence inside the Muslim enclaves.”

The consequences for bright Muslim British girls are absolutely dire. Lively intellects are being destroyed and brilliant careers cut off before they can begin. To quote the report again: “Every year, an incalculable number of Muslim teenagers and young women are lost to the wider world that informs their citizenship.”

The numbers are increasing fast, and there is confusion over how many schools exist. The growth of non-Muslim schools, says MacEoin, is “hugely overshadowed by a rapidly growing sector of Muslim institutions. These now number 127 [sic] full-time schools and an estimated 700 part-time madrassas for intense religious instruction [and that doesn’t include the Darul Uloom seminaries] … Many recreate in the UK the style and content of schooling that can be found in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.” Great.

And all this is happening with the implicit consent of the Government, Ofsted – and Christian leaders, who bang on about the threat to “faith schools” (and, in the case of R. Williams, the virtues of Sharia) while shielding their eyes from the evidence that many Muslim faith schools are poisonously anti-Christian.

I’ve seen many of the extremely damaging screen grabs on which MacEoin bases his claims. Memo to the Muslim Council of Britain: start lining up irate spokesmen now.

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Bosnians protest ban of Santa Claus

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 29, 2008

The Muslim state the US and other Western governments installed last year  decided that Santa is contrary to the Islamic faith and should be banned from pre-schools, daycares and kindergarten classes. Why does this not surprise those that are awake?  I imagine those that made this all possible are not looking at the wake they leave behind.  They then would have to acknowledge their failure and incompetence.

It’s just interesting that if a handful of Muslims complain about centuries-old Western traditions, the majority must accomodate them.  Yet the reverse is never true.   Read it here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,473427,00.html

Then spend the time with your children to explain why our traditions are important enough to fight for.  These traditions are a big part of the fabric of this country and have contributed to the greatness of America.

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Why, again, are we allowing these people here?

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 29, 2008

Here’s one to get your ire up.  “Maids,” i.e slaves, being brought to the US by Middle easterners. 

One can understand that a garage in America is better than many houses around the world, but to treat these young (very) girls worse than you’d treat your pet is unacceptable.  The Koran has no commands against it as it also allows for girls as young as 6 to marry. Don’t tell me there’s not a significant amount of sexual abuse to go along with it.  Prophet Mohammed says it’s OK.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081228/ap_on_re_af/the_slave_next_door

Who is watching the gate as these people step off their planes?  Do we even know which are their kids and which are slaves?

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As expected, the corrupt and inept UN calls on Israel to stop the “aggression.”

Posted by foundersfreedom on December 28, 2008

Why is this organization still on American soil when the US and Israel are their favorite whipping boys?  The OIC lead them around by the nose, why not call it the Umma Nations?

US out of the UN and the UN out of the US! 

Here’s from Haaretz  http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1050623.html

Go Israel! Beat Hamas! (and Hezbollah?)

Remember, Hamas is responsible for the conditions in Gaza – they run the place.  They rain rockets down on Israel day after day, but to Muslims any non-Muslim is guilty just by breathing, let alone counter-attacking as Israel is finally doing.  Keep the correct perspective regardless of what news reports say.

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