The ad above appears in today’s New York Times. This half-page ad exposes the Palestinian case against Israel for what it is. Nothing but lies. We have run ads similar to this on a number of college campuses this Spring to counter the “Apartheid Weeks”, the rise of the Muslim Student Associations and the dramatic rise of anti-Semitism in our Universities.
The Freedom Center is committed to defending Israel and what they stand for, and to fight anti-Semitism, not only on the campuses, but in our government, the media and in society at large.
Osama bin Laden Roundup: The Last Thing to Go Through Osama’s Head, Shame on that Racist Obama, al Qaeda’s New Leader & More
Coverage of the Osama bin Laden assassination from NRB‘s solo blogs:
Political Warfare (David Swindle)
- George W. Bush: “No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”
- Nonie Darwish on the Muslims Who Hid Osama Bin Laden & Why They Stopped Protecting Him [FrontPage]
- Will any Feminists Note that Osama Used a Woman as a Human Shield?
- Gee, I Wonder Why my Leftist Friends Have the Same Reaction to Osama’s Death as the Muslim Brotherhood…
- Memo to Leftists: You Can’t Ask for End of War on Terror When You Never Acknowledged it Began To Begin With [Daily Beast]
- How Politics Has Poisoned Everything: If the Death of bin Laden Cannot Unify America Then Nothing Will [Andrew Sullivan]
- Irony: President Obama will Get Credit for OBL, But it Wouldn’t Have Happened without Waterboarding KSM
- Ace Has the Perfect Response to Pakistan Whining About Us Violating Their Sovereignty to Kill OBL
- What Was the Last Thing That Went Through Osama bin Laden’s Head? IowaHawk Answers
- Hey Sy Hersh, do you eat your crow with mustard or barbecue sauce? Cheney’s “Executive Assassination Ring” Kills OBL
- How the Left Invents Conservative Conspiracy Theories: Praying that Their Readers Don’t Click through to Read Andrew Breitbart’s Sites
- If the Left Had its Way then Both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein Would Be Alive Today [The Nation]
- Salman Rushdie Makes a Good Case that Pakistan is a Terrorist State [Daily Beast]
That’s What She Said (Jenn Q. Public & Lori Ziganto)
- Hampshire College Prof: Shame on that Racist Obama for Wanting OBL Dead & Siding with “Bankers”
- Are the Ecstatic Cries of “USA! USA! USA!” a Sign We’re “Letting the Monsters Win”?
- Forget pundits. What do the pornstars think about Osama bin Laden’s death?
Global Freedom (Michael van der Galien)
How a Blog Post Caused the Trial Against Geert Wilders to Be Dismissed & What it Reveals About the Left’s Pathology
As many of you discovered before me (due to the fact I just woke up), Arrigoni’s body has been found.
Hamas condemned the murder, on the grounds it harms the palestinians goals (not on moral grounds).
Hamas’ Interior Ministry called a special press conference following the recovery of the Italian peace activist’s body in Gaza.
The ministry denounced the act: “This is a heinous murder which does not represent our religion, values and costume,” it said in a statement, adding the act “harms the Palestinian people’s goals.” Hamas police have launched a full inquiry in the case.
Their costume consists of balaclavas, gun belts and bomb belts. I think the murder is completely consistent with this.
The PA’s Mahmoud Abbas also condemned the murder…for not serving the palestinian cause, but harming it.
While he has been murdered by the people he dedicated his life to supporting, I cannot bring myself to celebrate his murder like others have.
I found Rusty’s comments interesting:
When I first wrote this post, I thought everything would turn out fine. A few bruises, some lessons not learned, etc.
But now that he’s dead? My comments on the irony of it all aren’t so funny.
There is nothing funny about jihadis murdering an innocent civilian. Dumb and mislead or not, full responsibility for the man’s murder lie with the committed Islamists who murdered him.
Part of me wants to LOL this. I mean, how can someone be so stupid as to not know what kind of people are walking around in Gaza? The other part of me thinks it’s just tragic and is ashamed that any part of me would blame the victim.
I guess I’ll just have to remain conflicted.
I am not so conflicted, and see it slightly differently. I don’t see Arrigoni as merely stupid. He burned with hatred for Israel, and actively worked to undermine the security of me and my fellow Israeli citizens. He was in bed with the terrorists, as it were. So while I won’t be celebrating his murder, I won’t be mourning him either.
YAF President Samuel Settle described the event held yesterday:
Today, members of the Penn State Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) set up a Palestinian Wall of Lies outside of the HUB Student Center at the University Park campus. The demonstration began shortly before 1:00, and received an almost immediate hostile reaction from two nearby Arab students. The students described the Wall as “bullshit” and “a f***ing lie,” but were initially nonviolent.
Shortly afterwards, the Wall began attracting significant attention, including from a reporter and photographer with the Daily Collegian student newspaper. Most of the reception was positive; in particular, a group of Israeli students came around to express their support. At this point, one of the two Arab students came back around and began arguing with the YAFfers and Israelis, using abusive language and saying, “I have a problem with Israelis.” The argument lasted for about 3 minutes, during which the aggressor became increasingly aggravated, ultimately demanding that the YAFfers stop filming him. His request was refused, at which point he lunged for, but missed, the camera I was holding. He then kicked over a crate full of YAF pamphlets and stormed off. A photographer from the Collegian was present at the time.
Although this display was disappointing, it was not surprising. This was the only student to actually become violent, but many other students from the MSA came by at various points to verbally denounce the Wall, and often to personally insult those present. None of these people were able to point out a single error on the Wall, and they dispersed once it became clear that they were being filmed.
On whole, the event was a great success. As mentioned, with the exception of some MSA members, the Wall seemed to get a mostly positive reception. Several of the students indicated that they were extremely pleased to see a counter-balance to the anti-Israel narrative frequently promoted on campus.