Postcard from Argentina

Greetings from South America!

As you can see, the soldiers of allah are spreading the poison of Islam in all parts of the globe:

King Fahd Islamic Center, Buenos Aires. This is the largest mosque in Latin America.

More below the fold.

Conclusion jumped to -(you won’t hear a sorry from me because I was right… it was them who went looking for Neo Nazis, not me…..)


Islam in Argentina is represented by one of Latin America’s largest Muslim minorities. Although accurate statistics on religion are not available (because the national census does not solicit religious data) the actual size of Argentina‘s Muslim community is estimated around 1% of the total population (400,000 to 500,000 members) according to the International Religious Freedom Report 2010.[1]. The Pew Research Centre estimates about 1,000,000 Muslims in Argentina.[1]

The King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center, the largest mosque in South America, was completed in 1996 with the help of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, on a piece of land measuring 20,000 m². The total land area granted by the Argentine government measures 34,000 m², and was offered by President Carlos Menem following his visit to Saudi Arabia in 1992. The project cost around US$30 million, and includes a mosque, library, two schools, a park, is located in the middle-class district of Palermo, Buenos Aires.

The Islamic Organization of Latin America (IOLA), headquartered in Argentina, is considered the most active organization in Latin America in promoting Islamic affiliated endeavors. The IOLA holds events to promote the unification of Muslims living in Latin America, as well as the propagation of Islam.

6 thoughts on “Postcard from Argentina”

  1. Argentina’s former president Carlos Menem is an apostate from Islam who opportunistically converted to Roman Catholicism.

  2. Cry me a river, Argentina!

    Argentina’s government condemns British prime minister’s remarks about Falkland Islands

    By Associated Press, Wednesday, April 4,

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s government on Tuesday condemned remarks by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who said that Britain played a role in “righting a profound wrong” in its 1982 war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands.

    Cameron made the statement on Monday, the 30th anniversary of Argentina’s invasion of the Falklands, amid heightened tensions over Argentina’s long-standing claim to the islands.

    “We are rightly proud of the role Britain played in righting a profound wrong,” Cameron said in his written statement. “Britain remains staunchly committed to upholding the right of the Falkland Islanders, and of the Falkland Islanders alone, to determine their own future.”

    The islanders overwhelmingly say they want to remain British.

    But Argentina’s Foreign Ministry said Cameron’s comments reflect “persistent glorification of colonialism.”

    “To use the words of the prime minister, ‘a profound wrong’ is precisely to persist with colonialism,” Argentina’s government said in a statement. “That’s the history of the United Kingdom, and millions of human beings around the world can still bear testament to that today.”

    Britain, which has controlled the Falklands since 1833, sent forces to the islanders’ defense when Argentine forces invaded on April 2, 1982. The 74-day occupation ended when British troops routed the Argentines.

    In all, 255 British soldiers, 649 Argentines and three islanders were killed.

    Argentina’s claim to the islands, which are known in Latin America as “Las Malvinas,” has widespread support across the region. Argentina also received moral backing last week from a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners who scolded Britain for ignoring U.N. resolutions urging talks.

    On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s government said in a statement that “today Argentina has a solid regional bloc that supports them in their sovereign cause.”

    Argentina has recently stepped up efforts to put both political and economic pressure on Britain due to the dispute.

    President Cristina Fernandez’s government said in its statement on Tuesday that it was wrong for Britain to expel Argentines from the islands in 1833.

  3. “Nobel Peace Prize winners who scolded Britain for ignoring U.N. resolutions urging talks.”

    Just Britain? No condemnation for France for their islands in Saint Pierre and Miquelon going to Canada? Spain? What islands does Spain claim sovereign over that caused a little kerfuffle with Morocco in 2002? Silence on Ceuta and Melilla then? I am sure Venezuela would like the Dutch Island of Bonaire.

  4. U.S. Jewish/U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Coalition Met With White House Officials Over Latin American (Da’awa) Effort

    A post from April 2011 discussed the announcement by ISNA of the expansion of its mosque/synagogue “twinning program” to Latin America. Past posts have discussed the ISNA twinning program in the US and that reports two rabbis in western New York pulled out of the effort, charging that ISNA is involved in Islamic fundamentalism.

    U.S. Jewish media is reporting further details on efforts by an interfaith alliance of U.S Muslims and Jews to promote a similar partnership in Latin America. According to the report by The Forward, the group has met with various Obama Administration officials:

    By Nathan Guttman Published March 30, 2012. While international attention is focused on relations between Jews and Muslims in Europe, following the Toulouse shooting, attempts are under way to strengthen ties between the two religious communities in another region: Latin America. A group of Muslim and Jewish leaders from Latin American and Caribbean nations came to Washington on March 26 as a first step in an effort to forge partnerships between the communities. The program is an initiative of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which has been organizing Muslim–Jewish dialogue events in the United States and in Europe in which synagogues twin with mosques, and leaders of the two faith communities work together on issues relating to anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and Middle East peace. “It is a natural extension of our program,” said Rabbi Marc Schneier, the group’s president. The delegation to Washington included Jewish and Muslim leaders from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Barbados and St. Croix. Its members met with representatives of the White House office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and with the State Department’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, Hannah Rosenthal. They also met with Farah Pandith, the special representative to Muslim communities. Co-hosting the group, alongside the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, was the Islamic Society of North America, a national Muslim organization that has been leading the way in interfaith dialogue between Jews and Muslims. In discussions during the three-day visit, Rabbi Michel Schlesinger of Sao Paulo, Brazil, noted that Muslim – Jewish dialogue is more challenging in Latin America than in Europe or the United States because a large majority of Muslims in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries are from Arab origin and many are first generation to the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. This background adds more tension to the relationship between the two religious communities.

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    A post from April 2011 discussed the announcement by ISNA of the expansion of its mosque/synagogue “twinning program” to Latin America. Past posts have discussed the ISNA twinning program in the US and that reports two rabbis in western New York pulled out of the effort, charging that ISNA is involved in Islamic fundamentalism.

    As documented in a Hudson Institute report, ISNA grew directly out of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. Contrary to its claim that ISNA has a “long record of fighting hate, extremism, and bigotry, including anti-Semitism”, the organization actually has a long history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism, and support for terrorism and during the recent Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator as a result of what the government called “ISNA’s and NAIT’s intimate relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestine Committee, and the defendants in this case.” Although it is true that recently ISNA has issued condemnations of terrorism which for the first time identify Hamas and Hezbollah by name, there is no indication that the organization has ever addressed or acknowledged its history of support for terrorism. Also, as the Hudson Institute report observes, almost all of the ISNA founders remain active in the organization and ISNA maintains close relations with all other components of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. A previous post discussed the ties between the ISNA Secretary-General, a former leader of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Chicago chapter, and an Illinois school with close links to the Mosque Foundation, itself tied to fundraising for Hamas.

    Despite it’s long history of association with fundamentalism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism, ISNA has been successful of late in building alliances with Jewish leaders and organizations. Former ISNA officials such as Muzammil Siddiqi, Sayyid Syeed, and Mohamed Magid have been particularly active in promoting Holocaust awareness, including participating in a trip last August to concentration camp sites in Europe.

    A post from October 2011 reported on a controversial conference associated with ISNA that was accused by a critics of being sponsored by organizers who made of anti-Semitic and anti-gay remarks.


    by Isi Leibler

    Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner has jettisoned whatever was left of her country’s moral standing by consummating a devil’s pact with Iran, whose leaders were responsible for having inflicted the worst ever act of terrorism on her citizen.

    In March 1992, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires suffered a terrorist bombing attack which killed 29 and wounded 242 people. Two years later, in July 1994, a second bombing attack targeted the Jewish community center (AMIA) killing 85 and injuring hundreds.

    There were protracted investigations and eventually two Argentinian prosecutors, Alberto Nisman and Marcelo Burgos, formally accused the Iranian government of orchestrating the attacks. In 2007 the Argentinian government even issued arrest warrants for six Iranians accused of involvement, one of whom is currently the Defense Minister, Ahmad Vahidi and another is former President Ali Rafsanjani. They were placed on Interpol’s “red” list of wanted criminals. None of them were apprehended and, not surprisingly, Iran adamantly refused to cooperate.

    Over time, evidence emerged exposing corruption and indicating that a cover up had taken place. A judge was impeached for bribery and there were allegations that the Iranian intelligence service had deposited $10 million in a Swiss bank account held by former President Carlos Menem in return for his hushing up the affair. In March 2012, Menem was ordered to stand trial for obstruction of justice, but to date there has been no further progress.

    In 2005, President Nester Kirchner, the late husband of the current president, described Argentina’s failure to move forward in this matter as a “national disgrace”.

    But now, his widow and successor, President Cristina Kirchner, in a shocking reversal, has brought Argentinian political decadence to a climax by consummating a pact with the Iranians to create a joint “truth commission” in order to investigate the AMIA terrorist attack by the “judicial authorities of Argentina and Iran… and issue a report with recommendations about how the case should proceed”. Lest there were any doubts as to the outcome, the statement unashamedly stressed that the project would be “based on the laws and regulations of both countries”.

    Ironically, President Kirchner announced this diabolical pact with the murderers of Argentinian civilians who were targeted as Jews – on January 27, International Holocaust Memorial Day.

    Furthermore, in her statement President Kirchner stressed that she would “never allow the AMIA tragedy to be used as a chess piece in a game of faraway geopolitical interests” – clearly conveying Argentina’s opposition to efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

    That the Argentinian leaders could collaborate with such a cynical whitewashing of the murder of their own citizens and create a “truth commission” with a wretched despotic regime promoting Holocaust denial, should lead to the condemnation of the Argentinian government by the civilized world. It should be viewed as even worse than the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez, known to be one of Argentina’s principal allies and funders.

    Underlying this move are the economic problems Argentina is facing in relation to its debts to the World Bank and other global institutions. As far back as March 2011, there were media reports alleging that Argentinian Foreign Minister Hector Timmerman had offered to freeze the AMIA inquiry in return for an upgrade in economic relations with Iran. It was also alleged that Timmerman had proposed that Syrian President Bashar Assad could act as an intermediary to facilitate such a deal. A purportedly leaked cable from Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Salehi was quoted stating “Argentina is no longer interested in solving those two attacks, but in exchange prefers improving its economic relations with Iran”.

    The current Argentinian Jewish communal leaders are a far cry from their courageous predecessors who led the community until the 1980s. Yet, despite being intimidated by Timmerman, they still conveyed muted distress concerning their government’s shameful whitewash of the Iranians responsible for cold-blooded murder of their kinsmen.

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed bitter disappointment and shock and summoned the Argentinian ambassador. Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon stated that “Argentina’s move did more than evoke shock and concern in Israel… It was clear to all that the Iranians and their Hezbollah minions were involved in the attack” and that bringing the Iranians into the so-called “truth commission” was equivalent to “inviting the murderer to participate in a murder investigation”.

    According to a report in Ha’aretz, this resulted in an enraged almost hysterical response by Foreign Minister Timmerman who summoned the Israeli ambassador, Dorit Shavit, and accused her government of providing “ammunition to anti-Semites who accused Jews of dual loyalties”. He added “Israel has no right to demand explanations. We are a sovereign state and Israel is not entitled to speak on behalf of the Jewish people and does not represent it”.

    Shavit responded that Israel was entitled to be concerned about the welfare of Jews throughout the world and reminded Timmerman about his own family’s relationship with Israel.

    Timmerman’s father Jacobo, an Argentinian Jew, had been the editor of “La Opinion” a leftist weekly newsmagazine. His involvement with a questionable investment banker was either the basis or the pretext for being arrested by the right wing military junta controlling the country at the time. He was subject to torture and held in solitary confinement. He alleged, probably with just cause, that anti-Semitism was a factor in his arrest but lost the plot when he argued that the right-wing military dictatorship represented a genocidal threat to the Jews.

    It was as a result of the secret intervention of Israeli authorities, including the ambassador, that he was released in 1979 and came to Israel where he wrote a book outlining his persecution in Argentina titled “Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number”.

    However, a few years later in 1983 he published a second book brutally attacking Israel’s policies in relation to the Lebanon war and accusing Prime Minister Menahem Begin of destroying the moral integrity of the Jewish people and transforming Israelis into “efficient criminals”. He compared Israel to the fascist government of Argentina which had incarcerated and tortured him and called for a tribunal of Diaspora Jews to pass moral judgment on Israel’s leaders and the IDF. Shortly after publishing his tirade, he left Israel and died in Buenos Aires in 1999.

    His hatred and lack of appreciation to Israel for saving his life was bequeathed to his son Hector. Prior to becoming Foreign Minister, Hector’s Jewish background is alleged to have been a major factor contributing to his appointment as Argentina’s Consul General in New York where he developed relations with influential members of the Jewish community.

    As Foreign Minister, Timmerman presents himself as a devoted supporter of human rights. Yet he played a central role on behalf of the Argentinian regime in sanitizing the Iranian murderers of his own people. Orchestrating such a pact with one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights makes a mockery of his fake moral pretensions.

    He also clearly relishes attacking Israel, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the Jewish state was responsible for saving his father’s life. Only last month, he compared the UK’s control of the Falkland Islands, which Argentina claims, to Israel’s “colonial” control of the West bank.

    It is nauseating to see such despicable behavior by the Argentinian government being implemented by a politically far left Jewish scoundrel.

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