How Algeria lost its Jews

Like the pieds noirs, the Jews were faced with a stark choice: suitcase or coffin.

The watchword was now ‘Muslim Algeria’ not ‘Algeria for the Algerians.’ No ‘foreigner,’ even those who had fought for the FLN, was awarded Algerian nationality, unless they had a Muslim father. There was no place for Jews in the new Algeria, as there is no place for Jews anywhere in the Arab world.

Lyn Julius/Times of Israel

A forest of velvet bags hangs from the ceiling as you enter the special exhibition on the Jews of Algeria currently at the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme in Paris. The bags are shaped like New York Police Department badges, each richly embroidered or embossed with a boy’s name in gold or silver thread. It was customary for the boy’s family to present him with a bag when he reached bar mitzvah age: it contained a talith (prayer shawl) or tefillin (phylacteries).

These bags are almost the only vestiges remaining of Jewish life in Algeria. The synagogues have mostly been turned into mosques – like the Great Synagogues of Algiers or Oran. The main synagogue of Constantine has been reduced to a parking lot. Algeria has hardly any Jews left, and no communal life to speak of. In July 2011, when its last client Esther Azoulay died, the Joint, the US-based agency which helps Jews in distress, would up its operations in the country.

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Pakistan: jihad against paintings, death threats against artists…

A Paki artist painted scenes of homosexual relations between Islamic clerics and ‘their boys:’

“….he lights a cigarette for a young boy with the other. A second young boy, who is naked with his legs strategically crossed to cover his genitals, sits at the cleric’s feet. The painting has caused particular uproar….”

Every imam has his boy, many have a few. Every truck driver in these parts has ‘his boy’. When these boys grow up, they become truck drivers, and they will have their boy.

That’s how it is in those parts. Over that, nobody gets enraged. But paint a picture of it, and all hell breaks loose….

(Thanks to TT for the pictures)

 “It is wrong that people interfere in others’ lives, that people interfere in others’ beliefs.”

Pakistan: Koranimals, outraged by paintings, threaten violence

If these paintings depicted Catholic priests, the artists would be getting grants and articles praising them in the New York Times, which would suddenly remember that it’s against censorship.

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Adm. James A. Lyons: Draft of new U.S. Army handbook must be scrapped

Retired Adm. James A. Lyons was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

Military supposed to defend First Amendment rights

 The Washington Times

After the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the erosion of our military’s moral principles, regretfully, continues.

A recent Wall Street Journal article described the U.S. Army’s final-draft handbook, which indoctrinates our military personnel heading to Afghanistan in how to be sensitive to and accept Muslim and Afghan 7th-century customs and values — or possibly be killed by our Afghan partners.

Unbelievable. This is being done to prevent the so-called “green-on-blue” attacks, which have cost 63 American lives this year.

According to the Army’s Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., it is our military’s ignorance and lack of empathy for Muslim and Afghan cultural norms that is the basic cause for our Afghan military partners to react violently and kill our troops.

For example, if our military personnel hear or witness an Afghan soldier sodomizing a young boy, the handbook tells U.S. service members to voice no objection, accept it or ignore it, or they could be killed. If an Afghan beats, rapes or kills a woman in the presence of a U.S. serviceman, they are not to interfere or stand up for women’s rights or else they might be killed.

What the Army is saying, in effect, is that if Afghan partners conduct violence against U.S. service personnel, it is the serviceman’s fault. This is mind-boggling. We know, according to former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, that nine out of 10 Afghan military personnel are illiterate and cannot be counted on in combat. Endemic corruption is embedded in Afghan culture and certainly extends to their military. They cannot be trusted.

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Other cultural norms our professional U.S. military must accept without reservation by our Afghan partners is desertion, drug use, thievery, dog torture and collusion with the enemy, the Taliban. Also, U.S. military members must not discuss Islam in any form.

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The right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED

 WTF happened  to America?

In 2008 Obama told the bitter clingers  ‘I Am Not Going to Take Your Guns Away, That Just Ain’t True’

Momentum Grows for Gun Buyback Programs, Confiscation

A metrosexual turd from Pommistan to replace the Bible and the constitution?

“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.”

Some timely quotes from Thomas Jefferson:

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Most bad government has grown out of too much government.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

Yep, the 1st quote and the last quote are the same quote. Driving a point home sometimes takes repeating yourself more than once.

The Second Amendment is about protecting ourselves from the state.

 Liberals are forever asking: “Why would anybody need a gun like that?” And the answer is: because we are not serfs. We are a free people living under a republic of our own construction. We may consent to be governed, but we will not be ruled.  If we want to reduce the level of criminal violence in our society, we should start by demanding that the police and criminal-justice bureaucracies do their job.

Moonbat Hero Ghandi was no pacifist:

This was a quotation too far for the moonbats running Facebook, causing them to suspend the account of Natural News:

Facebook Censors Gandhi  (Moonbattery)

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There will be no free speech under a government I lead….

Is Australia following Egypt into the totalitarian abyss?

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood government seeking “total control of the media”

I expect that some of our hopelessly compromised pro-jihad pseudo-journalists such as Christiane Amanpour, Manya Brachear, Bob Smietana, Kari Huus, Dave Weigel, Michael Kruse and their ilk are hurrying over to Cairo now, eager to aid the Muslim Brotherhood in its conversion of the nation’s media into its own propaganda organ.

“Brotherhood’s Shater seeks ‘total control’ of media: Egypt’s opposition group,” from al-Arabiya, December 29: (JW)

You will be Gillarded!

Other offerings from Egypt:

Church representative resigns from Shura Council, says it’s dominated by Islamic supremacists

As Egypt continues its gallop toward Sharia. “Church representative resigns from Shura Council,” from Egypt Independent, December 27:

The Shura Council member recently appointed to represent the Evangelical Church resigned Thursday, citing concerns the upper house of Parliament is dominated by Islamists.

High ranking headbanger threatens Copts with genocide:

“The day Egyptians…feel you are against them, you will be wiped off the face of the Earth.” — Dr. Wagdi Goneim

Just imagine for one moment if a western politician told the Muselmaniacs “the day you rise up against us you will be wiped off the face of the earth”– the liberal establishment and the Islamophobia industry would go apeshit!

“A message to the church of Egypt, from an Egyptian Muslim: I tell the church — by Allah, and again, by Allah — if you conspire and unite with the remnants [opposition] to bring Morsi down, that will be another matter…. our red line is the legitimacy of Dr. Muhammad Morsi. Whoever splashes water on it, we will splash blood on him.”

The paranoia of the MuBro regime shows already:

Egypt’s opposition leaders under investigation

Egypt’s chief prosecutor ordered an investigation on Thursday into allegations that opposition leaders committed treason by inciting supporters to overthrow Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

Indian Gang Rape Victim Dies at Singapore Hospital

No Muslims to see here, move on, infidels:

SINGAPORE (AP) — A young Indian woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her horrific ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence that impacts thousands of them every day. (More)

Indian attitudes toward rape are so entrenched that even politicians and opinion makers have often suggested that women should not go out at night or wear clothes that might be seen provocative. (Sounds just like ours, no?)

India: Drunks Muslims Gang-Rape Hindu Medicine Student in Bus; Police Cracks Down On Protesters

Muslim spokesturds tell us that “rapists have no religion”-- but they don’t tell us that Muslim rapists  and terrorists  have religious patronage: Islam sanctions rape and terror.

Under Mohammedan law its always the fault of the infidel whore. She provoked her rapists. Its that ‘uncovered meat’ thing. She deserved it. But it seems the Indians care more for their own than for Dutch tourists:

The seething outrage over the gruesome gang-rape case spilled on to the Raisina Hill and the entire stretch of Rajpath on Saturday as a large number of youth, in different groups, descended there to knock at the doors of the Head of the State at Rashtrapati Bhavan seeking justice for the victim.

The day-long action that saw unabated agitation and an aggressive response from the Delhi Police, in which 125 tear-gas shells were lobbed and over 35 protesters injured, culminated in a meeting of one of the groups with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde who assured them of fast-tracking the trial in the case and a “sea-change” in policing through implementation of long-term reforms.

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If you think Islam just needs to catch up, you are a ‘well meaning asshole’

Yes, and it makes you sound like a liberal parrot. Islam is ‘perfect’, that’s the catch.

HOW NOT TO SOUND LIKE AN ASSHOLE WHEN TALKING ABOUT ISLAM

(or how to be an Islamic asshole by promoting it with trash like “Muslim Punk” and “Muslim Hip Hop”)

POPPING THE MARKS

By Michael Muhammad Knight (a flaming ‘revert’, for whom “it’s just typical racism with Euro-America still held to be the standard for measuring civilizational progress.” At home in Rochester, he “listened to a lot of Public Enemy and read ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ and by 16 had a huge portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini” on his bedroom wall.)

Operating on the assumption that Islam exists as one singular, absolute, and coherent entity that is understood and experienced by each of the world’s billion-plus Muslims in more or less the same way, non-Muslims occasionally like to offer assessments of Islam’s big civilizational crisis. For what they call the “Muslim world” to progress, Islam—again, “Islam” as one big unified slab—must undergo a radical transformation, the path of which has been mapped out by other religions that have already been through it.

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