Pope Francis praised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting at the Vatican.
The True Source of Muslim ‘Grievance’
“As Westerners capitulate – in the name of tolerance or just plain cowardice – Muslims become more emboldened, making more demands and threats, as they realize they need not militarily defeat the West in order to resuscitate their supremacist birthright.”– (Raymond Ibrahim)
The Vatican Recognizes ‘Palestine’ (Molschky)
Will the Islamic State be next?
Arab residents of Jerusalem marched through the Israeli capital’s streets on Friday to mark “Nakba Day” — the Arabic name for the perceived catastrophe (nakba) of the creation of the Jewish state. Video footage of one demonstration showed the rioters chanting “We don’t want the Jews.”
Not Iraq. Obama is the biggest disaster in American history
He won’t be missed.
The Australian government accused the Islamic State in December of exploiting foreign fighters by using them as “cannon fodder” in Syria and Iraq.
Correctional Officers Need Correcting
Who is shocked? Are you shocked?
Western Governments “Shocked” By Saudi Arabia And Turkey
Here. (Hugh Fitzgerald
Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey (the Turkey of Erdogan the anti-Ataturk) have been supporting the Sunni Jihad against the Shiite (Rafidie dogs and Persians to boot) for years. Now that the coordination between Turkey and Saudi Arabia is more open, and the decision to support the collaboration between such groups as Jaish al-somethingorother and Al-Nusra made public, Western governments are said to be “shocked.” Why? What is shocking about the leaders of Turkey and Saudi Arabia deciding to openly, rather than covertly, support the various Sunni Jihadi groups fighting Assad? They’ve been supporting them right along, only before they did so without public acknowledgement. And so did Qatar. None of them — it’s only the American government — that supports the tiny group of quasi-secular opponents of Assad who wish to remove him not in order to impose Sunni rule but, rather, something like Western democracy, with its imperfect but un-sham elections and semblance of individual rights.
For those who refuse to understand that Islam is the sub-text and Grand Explicator of everything that happens in the Muslim Arab East, the behavior of Muslim states and peoples will provide one shock after another. Islam — its texts, its tenets, the attitudes and atmospherics to which it naturally gives rise — are what shapes and rules the minds of almost all those who call themselves Muslims and that, in turn, explains the fear, and the consequent ferocity of those who, like the Alawites, worry about those who would subjugate them to the Real Muslims, the very people now openly supported by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Erdogan’s Turkey, which is said to have “shocked” Western governments.