Bat Ye’or Speaks in Toronto

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by Baron Bodissey

Bat Ye’or is one of the best-known counterjihad writers in the world. She has gained a place in history with her writings about the history of Islamic aggression against non-Muslims, for her studies of the condition known as dhimmitude, and for coining the term “Eurabia” for a Europe in thrall to its Third-World Muslim immigrants.

Niall Ferguson has written that “[n]o writer has done more than Bat Ye’or to draw attention to the menacing character of Islamic extremism. Future historians will one day regard her coinage of the term ‘Eurabia’ as prophetic. Those who wish to live in a free society must be eternally vigilant. Bat Ye’or’s vigilance is unrivalled.”

A video will be posted later…

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EURABIA’S AUTHOR COMES TO CANADA  - Muslims go nuts, as usual…

 This diminutive, gentle and brilliant 74-year-old lady seems to positively terrify them. They urge immigration authorities “immediately to bar Bat Ye’or from entering Canada.”

Being deported because of Arab anger would, however, be nothing new to the author of a host of internationally acclaimed works on the history of Islam and its treatment of Jews and Christians. She and her family were forced to leave their native Egypt in 1957, part of the more than one million Jews who were exiled from Muslim states after the Second World War and the foundation of Israel. Bat Ye’or’s name roars the horror of it all. It is a pseudonym, meaning “Daughter of the Nile” in Hebrew. Her name is Gisele Orebi.

The persecuted Jews of the Middle East. The silenced catastrophe. A wave of innocents whose existence in Arab lands pre-dated the birth of Islam. Their numbers were greater than those of the Palestinian refugees and they were frequently treated far more harshly. Yet the world said very little, and today the Islamic bloc and their allies in the United Nations and elsewhere pretend this post-Biblical exodus did not happen.

“It is, I suppose, deeply ironic that I was told that I was not allowed to live in Egypt when I was a girl and now as a grown woman I’m told, in part by people from Egypt, that I shouldn’t come to Canada either. As for Israel, they’d like that to disappear,” she says, more bemused than bitter. “Where ought I to go? No matter. The story has to be told, the true story of how Islam has treated and still does treat its minorities.”

“As late as the early 20th century, in some Muslim countries Jews had to remove their shoes when they left their own quarter, were not allowed to ride a horse, were treated as second-class citizens. This idea of equality is nonsense. Their numbers were restricted, especially in the Holy Land, and the same was true of Christians. There were periodic pogroms, right up till the 1940s.”

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Address by Bat Ye’or
The Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
June 29th, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen I would first like to thank the Fraser Institute for having invited me to this very important conference and that it is very important issues which are very topical for our time. I have to congratulate the Institute and the speakers for the clarity of their speech that were pronounced and the acute examination of problems of today, current problems. Coming from Europe, I must say that I am full of admiration because such a conference would have never taken place in Europe. Maybe in Italy, maybe, but with such topical discussion, so much frankness and sincerity and also objectivity is really remarkable. So my thanks to the institute for having invited met to participate in this very important conference.

I have learned much from the distinguished speakers who exposed their policies to prevent the immigration of terrorism of its development into Canada. This problem emerged from two modern phenomena: mass immigration and global Jihadism linked to petrodollars. However, there is no reason to see that all immigration are impact to terrorism, especially if the immigrants share the democratic values of their host countries. Immigration is identical for western democracies, values and of the host countries. If this immigration is linked to global Jihadist ideology, if it is culturally and religiously hostile to western values to secularism, if it refuses integrations and aims at replacing the western Judeo-Christian culture and secular political institutions by a Sharia Jihadist system.

Terrorism must be seen as the ultimate attack on the human being, on human rights and freedom, as a modern expression of physical and intellectual misstatement. I want to take this opportunity to express my deep admiration and sympathy for all victims of terror, whatever their religion and who are persecuted because of their resistance to tyranny.

And this situation is not limited to dictatorships but it exists also in Europe where intellectuals, professors and journalists are threatened and have to hide or have to be guarded just for having exercised their constitutional rights. Terrorism is the means used by foreign forces to dominate and control other countries therefore for instance, using their leaders as puppets. This [lattel] if they submit maintain the functional appearance of independence and democracy while in effect, the whole system is corrupted and can [camp] suddenly giving way to civil war.

For historical geographical strategic reasons, the situation in Europe is different from that in America, but from what I heard since yesterday, I found striking similarities between the situation in Canada and in Europe. In fact, the situation we see, we are living now in Europe, is the result of the decisions that have been taken in the 1960s and 1970s and of the pressure Europe then surrendered to the terrorists’ threat following two events:

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‘Sudden Jihad Syndrome’

Incidents, accidents or deliberate acts of jihad?

What do you think? Let us know.

Sudden Jihad Syndrome

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* A just-graduated student named Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, 22, and an Iranian immigrant, drove a sport utility vehicle into a crowded pedestrian zone. He struck nine people but, fortunately, none were severely injured.

Until his would-be murderous rampage, Taheri-azar, a philosophy and psychology major, had an apparently normal existence and promising future.

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Here are some more examples:

Sentence Fury Of Hit & Run Victim’s Family

The furious family of a young woman left for dead by a callous hit-and-run driver said they were “speechless” after the cold-blooded culprit was told he’d spend just six weeks in jail.

Pretty victim Amy Verlander, 22, was in a coma for three weeks after being brutally mowed down as she waited for a taxi and is still in a wheelchair seven months after the sickening smash.

Brave Amy, who works for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, has been in and out of hospital since the devastating collision on Burdett Road in Limehouse, east London, on September 2nd last year.

She was left with a catalogue of horrific injuries including a broken neck, spinal injuries, a punctured lung, fractured pelvis, crushed diaphragm, shattered ribs and a broken arm.

It was only thanks to the actions of a passing motorist – who flagged down a police car – that Amy, of Poplar, east London, survived.

The driver who mowed down Amy, 28-year-old Mohammed Rahman, claimed he fell asleep at the wheel and did not realise he’d hit anyone – despite a smashed driver’s window and blood pouring from his ear.

Rahman, of Limehouse, east London, who works part-time as a waiter, even took his car in for repairs on the Monday – two days after the smash – but did not report it to police for 11 days.

Judith Woodforde, prosecuting, told Thames Magistrates Court today that Rahman fell asleep at the wheel after driving home from work in Epping.

She said a witness, Anjem Choudary, said he had been driving his Toyota Yaris “hard”. Mr Choudary told police he thought the car had struck a “large bin because the noise of the impact was so loud”.

He admitted charges of careless driving, failing to stop and failing to report the accident at an earlier court hearing.

British citizen Rahman, who is of Bengali origin and doesn’t speak any English, was sentenced to a total of three months in jail.

But Amy’s mum and dad, who were sat in the public gallery, heard that he would only have to serve six weeks behind bars.

They told how their lives had been “shattered” by the accident and slammed the “joke” sentence.

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Driver in court after fatal crash

A taxi driver has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a 17-year-old from the Black Country who died as he tried to hail a cab.
Father-of-six Ghulan Hussain, 44, of West Bromwich, appeared at the town’s magistrates’ court on Friday.

The incident started in Hollyhedge Road, West Bromwich early on Sunday. Scott Poll’s body was later found in Hall Green Road, a mile away.

Mr Hussain was remanded in custody until a hearing on 26 May.

Incident, accident or jihad?

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Joke court denies justice

By CHARLES CATCHPOLE

THE SUN launched a major campaign two years ago to Nail The Danger Drivers – by ending the scandal of soft sentences for killer motorists.

We were delighted when the Government bowed to pressure and brought in tough new laws.

Readers hoped deadly motorists would finally get the jail terms they deserved.

So did Sun Sport columnist Charlie Catchpole — until his son-in-law was mown down in a hit-and-run.

Now Paul Dix, 38, lies in a coma, unlikely to recover. And Charlie’s daughter, Charlotte, has been left to pick up the pieces and try to comfort their little son, Freddie.

Although the driver, Amirunnes Hassan, did not have a valid licence and failed to stop, she was fined just £50.

Here, Charlie tells of the devastation caused to his family.

Incident? Accident or jihad?

The bottom line, is that this story will be discussed in ways that avoid its direct ties to Islam, and will quickly fade away; just like Ismail Ax at Virginia Tech, like Lee Malvo and John Muhammad – the Beltway Snipers, like Sulejmen Talovic, who shot up a mall and killed shoppers in Salt Lake City, Utah, like Naveed Afzal Haq, who stormed the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle office with his shotgun, pistol, and Qur’an, like Omeed Aziz Popal, who ran over San Francisco pedestrians and the people who came to their rescue with his 2-ton car, like US Army Sergeant Asan Akbar, who threw grenades in the tents of his sleeping “comrades” in the beginning days of the Iraq war, like Ahmed Ressam, who was caught with explosives in his trunk at the Canadian/US border on his way to blow up the Golden Gate bridge, like the Islamic perpetrators of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, like Ramsey Yusuf’s connection to the Oklahoma City massacre, and the many hundreds of others Islamic jihad stories just like them.

These perpetrators came from far and wide – Jamaica, Pakistan, Algeria, Canada, Jordan, Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, Bosnia, the United States, … and spanned all the colors of the human rainbow – white, black, yellow, orange, purple, … The only thing they had in common was an allegiance to Allah and the inspiration to kill that they derived from the life and teachings of Muhammad that they found in their Qur’ans.

From Prophet of Doom

Societal Suicide by Mark Steyn

“The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land, is execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land.”

‘Islam will conquer Rome’ – a look into the future:

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Vatican in 2027

Britain got so many things wrong during the Rushdie affair, just as America got so many things wrong during the Iranian embassy siege ten years earlier. But it’s now 2007 — almost two decades after Iran claimed sovereignty over British subjects, almost three decades after they claimed sovereignty over U.S. territory. So what have we learned? I was with various British parliamentarians the other day, and we were talking about the scenes from Islamabad, where the usual death-to-the-Great-Satan chappies had burned an effigy of the Queen to protest the knighthood she’d conferred on Rushdie. I told my London friends that I had to hand it to Tony Blair’s advisors: What easier way for the toothless old British lion, after the humiliations inflicted upon the Royal Navy sailors by their Iranian kidnappers, to show you’re still a player than by knighting Salman Rushdie for his “services to literature”? Given that his principal service to literature has been to introduce the word “fatwa” to the English language, one assumed that some characteristically cynical British civil servant had waved the knighthood through as a relatively cheap way of flipping the finger to the mullahs.

But no. It seems Her Majesty’s Government in London was taken entirely by surprise by the scenes of burning Union Jacks on the evening news.

Can that really be true? In a typically incompetent response, Margaret Beckett, the Foreign Secretary, issued one of those obviously-we’re-sorry-if-there’s-been-a-misunderstanding statements in which she managed to imply that Rushdie had been honored as a representative of the Muslim community. He’s not. He’s an ex-Muslim. He’s a representative of the Muslim community’s willingness to kill you for trying to leave the Muslim community. But, locked into obsolescent multiculti identity-groupthink, Mrs. Beckett instinctively saw Rushdie as a member of a quaintly exotic minority rather than as a free-born individual.

This is where we came in two decades ago. We should have learned something by now. In the Muslim world, artistic criticism can be fatal. In 1992, the poet Sadiq Abd al-Karim Milalla also found that his work was “not particularly well-received:” he was beheaded by the Saudis for suggesting Mohammed cooked up the Koran by himself. In 1998, the Algerian singer Lounès Matoub described himself as “ni Arabe ni musulman” (neither Arab nor Muslim) and shortly thereafter found himself neither alive nor well. These are not famous men. They don’t stand around on Oscar night congratulating themselves on their “courage” for speaking out against Bush-Rove fascism. But, if we can’t do much about freedom of expression in Iran and Saudi Arabia, we could at least do our bit to stop Saudi-Iranian standards embedding themselves in the western world. So many of our problems with Iran today arise from not doing anything about our problems with Iran yesterday. Men like Ayatollah Khomeini despised pan-Arab nationalists like Nasser who attempted to impose a local variant of Marxism on the Muslim world. Khomeini figured: Why import the false ideologies of a failing civilization? Doesn’t it make more sense to export Islamism to the dying west?

Islam already conquered Paris:

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Soldiers of Allah marching down Champs-Élysées

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And, for a guy dismissed by most of us as crazy, he made a lot of sense. The Rushdie fatwa established the ground rules: The side that means it gets away with it. Mobs marched through Britain calling for the murder of a British subject — and, as a matter of policy on the grounds of multicultural sensitivity, the British police shrugged and looked the other way. One reader in England recalled one demonstration at which he asked a constable why the “Muslim community leaders” weren’t being arrested for incitement to murder. The officer told him to “f— off, or I’ll arrest you.” Genuine “moderate Muslims” were cowed into silence, and pseudo-moderate Muslims triangulated with artful evasiveness. Sir Iqbal Sacranie, who went on to become leader of the most prominent British Muslim lobby group, was asked his opinion of the fatwa against Rushdie and mused: “Death is perhaps too easy.”

In 1989 Salman Rushdie went into hiding under the protection of the British police. A decade later, despite renewals of the fatwa and generous additions to the bounty, he decided he did not wish to live his life like that and emerged from seclusion to live a more or less normal life. He learned the biggest lesson of all — how easy it is to be forced into the shadows. That’s what’s happening in the free world incrementally every day, with every itsy-bitsy nothing concession to groups who take offence at everything and demand the right to kill you for every offence. Across two decades, what happened to Rushdie has metastasized, in part because of the weak response in those first months. “Death is perhaps too easy?” Maybe. But slow societal suicide is easier still.

© 2007 Mark Steyn

A book for today

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Glasgow Airport Terror Attack

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Nutroots report ‘Jeep on Fire Crashes into Airport’-

‘Asian Man on Fire Run from the Scene’

Eyewitness said two Asian men were in a Jeep Cherokee which was driven at speed with flames coming out from underneath at 3.15pm this afternoon.

After the crash, one of men, whose clothes were on fire, jumped out of the car and ran into the terminal building where he was tackled by a heroic holidaymaker.

Police then jumped on top of him as flames continued to rise from his body while terrified onlookers fled in all directions.

One eye witness who knocked the terrorist suspect over with his forearm said: “The man was wrestling with police on the ground.

”I had seen him and the other man get out of the car. The flames were burning through his clothes. Police were telling everybody to get back.

“Some people who were close by shouted ”let him burn“. I saw the holidaymaker who had tackled him with blood streaming from his face and I myself had knocked into him with my forearm.”

The pair were held down before police led them away.

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Nutroots: ‘ We’ll  report it when it happens’

Olby and Larry Johnson shrug at the “non-event in London”

Enlightenment comes at a price. To some, it never comes….

Muslim Public Affairs Committee: Britain is to Blame for London Car Bombs

* Stop Resisting Islam or Else…!

The UK’s Muslim Public Affairs Committee is getting out in front of today’s attempted mass murder attacks in London, and pushing their usual jihadi propaganda—it’s Britain’s foreign policy that’s to blame, and if they don’t change it to be more in line with the Islamic agenda, they can expect more: MPACUK – Foreign Office’s top official: Iraq war fuelling Muslim extremism.

The Foreign Office’s top official warned Downing Street that the Iraq war was fuelling Muslim extremism in Britain a year before the 7 July bombings, The Observer can reveal.

Despite repeated denials by Number 10 that the war made Britain a target for terrorists, a letter from Michael Jay, the Foreign Office permanent under-secretary, to the cabinet secretary, Sir Andrew Turnbull – obtained by this newspaper – makes the connection clear.

The letter, dated 18 May 2004, says British foreign policy was a ‘recurring theme’ in the Muslim community, ‘especially in the context of the Middle East peace process and Iraq’.

And in case one post at their site doesn’t get the message across, there’s a second, featuring a graphic picture of a bloody baby: MPACUK – UK’s wars ‘leave EU at risk of terrorism’.

* The Moonbats will gobble it up like a new religion…

* And the Muhammedan’s already prepared the exit strategy:

MPACUK Recieves Death Threats

* You can’t beat the bastards. They seem to be always one step ahead….

and the nutroots support them, even if they see their own son’s head’s chopped off (Nick Berg and his moonbat father who blames ‘Bush’) and the wife of Daniel Pearl who was naive and dumb enough to waltz around Pakistan looking for the jihad until he lost his head…

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Shiva from the Illustrated PIG has a great history piece up on his blog: A Prelude to the French Riots

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“Any person with even the slightest knowledge of Islam would know that this sort of behaviour is totally anti-Islamic.”

The Cairns Fishwrap Reports: Bag bomb Between the Rainforest & the Reef

Damon Guppy

Cairns Post/Moonbat Eldorado

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A BACKPACK full of commercial explosives, detonators and .303 calibre ammunition was found stashed near the ambulance station at Manunda.

The discovery on Thursday has sparked a major investigation but police said the find was not related to the APEC meetings in Cairns this week.

* Of course not. Why upset the unsuspecting locals? But how do we know that the bomb was not related to the APEC meeting?

The meetings have attracted the city’s biggest ever security response.

* It should!

The police bomb squad and explosive experts were called to inspect the black backpack after it was found by a worker in bushland off Anderson St about 3pm.

The backpack contained commercial explosives, detonators and a magazine containing rounds of bullets for a .303-calibre rifle.

“It obviously is concerning to find items like that in public,” Cairns police district Superintendent Katarina Carroll said.

“The concerning item is the ammunition.

“We are endeavouring to determine what they were to be used for.”

She said police believed the bag had been dumped or stashed at the site, between Cairns Ambulance Station and Martyn St cemetery, some time ago.

“The items would appear to be quite aged,” Supt Carroll said.

“It is yet to be determined how long they had been there for.

“We are making inquiries to find out who owns it.”

The worker called police immediately after stumbling across the backpack.

The area was cordoned off for several hours while experts assessed the threat and Scenes of Crime officers combed the surrounds for clues.

“The items were seized and the scene was rendered safe,” Supt Carroll said.

* There is nothing to worry about. Except after the fact…

The explosives and detonators were given to an inspector from the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

Forensic officers are analysing the bag and bullets.

Supt Carroll said the worker handled the matter responsibly.

“People who stumble across these types of things should not touch it,” she said.

“People should call police immediately and try to keep people away from the scene until police arrive.”

While security continued to be tight at the APEC meeting in the CBD, police did not see the explosive find as a threat to that event.

“The police service sees no relationship between this item of property and the APEC meetings,” Far Northern Region Chief Supt Mike Keating said.

Anyone with information on the backpack should call Cairns police on 4030 7000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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* Strange. Martyn Street? Cairns Ambulance Station and Martyn St cemetery,

all not really that far from Dunn Street…CLICK

..close to the APEC meeting…

Nah, couldn’t be…

You don’t say!

Surely it has nothing to do with the RoP!

What are you: Some kind of Islamophobe?

* Stop right here. We could be ‘vilifying Muslims…’

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Terror Plot Involves Islamic Extremists; Police Have ‘Crystal Clear’ Picture of Suspect

Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:

British police have a “crystal clear” picture of the man who drove the bomb-rigged silver Mercedes outside a London nightclub, and officials tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com he bears “a close resemblance” to a man arrested by police in connection with another bomb plot but released for lack of evidence.

Officials say the suspect had been taken into custody in connection with the case of al Qaeda operative Dhiren Barot (pictured), who was convicted of orchestrating a vehicle bomb plot involving targets in London, New York, Newark, N.J. and Washington, D.C.

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* His mother will say ‘he would never do a thing like that’- his father will say ‘he was a quiet boy and a good Muslim’ and the neighbors will be shocked, shocked! And his brothers and sisters will worry about the backlash, you know: BACKLASH??!!!

Officials say a surveillance camera caught the suspect “staggering from the Mercedes” shortly after parking it outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub.

Special Report Video Multiple Bombs in Foiled Plot

U.S. and British law enforcement officials tell ABC News it is increasingly clear Friday’s bomb plot in London involves multliple vehicles, and is described by a senior official as a “terror plot involving lslamic extremists.”

The silver Mercedes sedan discovered early Friday morning outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub
in Piccadilly Circus appears to have been stolen in early June and was spotted in the last two days, first in Scotland and then in Birmingham, England, according to law enforcement officials.

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Photos Police Investigate Car Bombs in London

The car contained five or six propane and butane gas cylinders as well as 33 gallons of gasoline, all rigged to detonate with calls to two cell phones. Officials say the cell phones failed to initiate the explosions, even after each phone had been called twice.

Pamela has more…

Blackburn car dealer admits terror bomb plot

By Charlotte Bradshaw

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AMBUSHED: Bomb plotter Junade Feroze’s car is surrounded by anti-terrorist police when he was caught in Cherry Tree, Blackburn, in August, 2004
A BLACKBURN car dealer has admitted being involved in an Al Qaeda terrorist bomb plot.

Junade Feroze, 31, of Malham Gardens, Blackburn, was one of four men who pleaded guilty to plotting against the UK and the United States.

 ‘Backlash – Shocked…’

Coun Arshid Mahmood, who represents Corporation Park ward, said he thought that most of the Muslim population in Blackburn woud be “shocked at anything which is connected to terrorist activity.” 

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The consequence of Muhammad being pedophile

Jooozzz kill Farfur, the Pali-Jihad Rat 

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Hamas TV on Friday broadcast what it said was the last episode of a weekly children’s show featuring “Farfour,” a Mickey Mouse look-alike who had made worldwide headlines for preaching Islamic domination and armed struggle to youngsters.

In the final skit, Farfour was beaten to death by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s land. At one point, Farfour called the Israeli a “terrorist.”

“Farfour was martyred while defending his land,” said Sara, the teen presenter. He was killed “by the killers of children,” she added.

The weekly show, featuring a giant black-and-white rodent with a high-pitched voice, had attracted worldwide attention because the character urged Palestinian children to fight Israel. It was broadcast on Hamas-affiliated Al-Aksa TV.

Station officials said Friday that Farfour was taken off the air to make room for new programs.

Station manager Mohammed Bilal said he didn’t know yet what would be shown instead.

Israeli officials have denounced the program, “Tomorrow’s Pioneers,” as incendiary and outrageous. The program was also opposed by the state-run Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, which is controlled by Fatah.

 Crescent News Network (CNN) puts Jerusalem back on the (Weather) Map

Winds of Jihad reported here:

CNN:Israel doesn’t exist. Wiped off the Map!

Following an inquiry from The Jerusalem Post, CNN has corrected a feature on its Web site that failed to identify Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and which had instead listed it as “Jerusalem, null.”

The change was made on Wednesday, after the Post contacted a CNN spokesman in Atlanta, where the company is based, and asked why Israel was referred to in this way by the Web site.

The feature in question appears on the CNN home page, which offers visitors the option of checking the weather at various locations around the world by typing in the name of the desired city.

The page returns a result containing the city name followed by the country in which it is located, such that someone who typed in “Moscow” would receive the weather report for “Moscow, Russia.”

But visitors to the site who typed in “Jerusalem” received the weather forecast for “Jerusalem, null,” with no mention made of the city’s location in the State of Israel.

After being contacted by the Post on Wednesday, CNN spokeswoman Jennifer Martin said that the company had made “a clarification” to the Web site after having received “a few inquiries” on the issue.

The matter was first uncovered and publicized by pro-Israel activist Web sites The Israellycool.com and littlegreenfootballs.com.