A Koran Burning in Iran

From: iOwnTheWorld

Two anonymous young men in Iran, one Iranian and one Afghan, have burned a Koran in protest. This seven-and-a-half minute long video shows the two men, their faces obscured, holding the Muslim holy book and reading prepared statements. They say that Arabs have foisted this book and their homelands and because of it they have gone backwards for 1400 years. They say they dislike the Koran and want it to disappear, adding ”Viva freedom!”

Washingon Times link

Voices are rising across the globe against Islamofascism. God speed gentlemen, well done… Your bravery will make a difference to millions.

Consider their bravery. Americans, there is a lot to be learned here. Strengthen your spines and stand with other patriots.

Hat Tip: Ann Barnhardt

Update: Islam and selective free speech



By: Fern Sidman

Russian born oligarch and Israeli billionaire, Dr. Alexander Maskevich, has recently announced his intention to create a pro-Israel international news network, similar to Al Jazeera and the BBC. Speaking at the United Israel Appeal’s annual conference of Jewish leaders in Washington last week, Dr. Mashkevich, who is president of the organization, said of the network, “‘It won’t be a propaganda channel, but will simply tell the truth. The most important thing is to represent Israel on an international level, with real information.”

Also serving as president of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Mashkevich told the gathering that the network would offer programs in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, focusing on news only. Some 200 Jewish community leaders and key philanthropists attended the UIA conference which focused on attempts to deal with the adverse effects of the global de-legitimization campaign against Israel. Referencing South African Judge Richard Goldstein who authored the eponymous report on purported Israeli war crimes during the 2008-2009 war in Gaza for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Dr. Mashkevich opined, “Every day that passes we lose the battle for Israel’s image. I am sure that Goldstone is a decent person, who didn’t want to damage Israel consciously and intentionally, but if everything he gets from the media every day is anti-Israel propaganda, I assume it’s hard to make the right decisions.”

Dr. Mashkevich, a native of Kyrgyzstan who became a billionaire through investments in Kazakhstan during the era of former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika, admitted that founding such a channel would not be simple, because of its high costs, but said that he plans to officially present it in Israel in a few months. His fortune is estimated at some $3.7 billion and through his extensive network of contacts, Dr. Mashkevich plans to recruit other philanthropists and senior businesspeople for the mission. “The international de-legitimization has become a huge risk for Israel,” he said, adding that, “I think this idea should be implemented. I already spoke about it several years ago with Israeli government officials and with influential people in the Jewish world, and everyone agrees that such a channel is necessary. It’s unthinkable that Israel has no television network like the channels operated by countries such as the United States, Britain and Russia.”

While the channel is still in the rudimentary stages and as of yet has no specific target date for the launching, Dr. Mashkevich promised, “We’ll purchase talents from all other channels. From BBC, CNN – everyone.” He hinted that, “In about three to four months we’ll hold a presentation in Israel, as we are preparing a work program, adding that the channel “does not require something out of nothing, as there are existing models we can work according to.”

Also present at the conference was Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, who offered his analysis of the incessant anti-Israel incitement of the international media. “It’s time for us to stop complaining about how bad Israel’s PR. It’s not just Israel that’s in danger – but all of us. The entire Jewish people are under attack, and this is about the future of all the Jewish people.” He added that, “Those who undermine Israel’s right to self-defense – hurt the entire Jewish people’s right to self-defense. We are not talking about a situation like in 1967, but like in 1947 – about the entire Jewish people’s right to exist. If we unite, others will join us too. So we must launch a well-coordinated campaign. It’s unthinkable that according to research we’ve conducted, the European governments are more committed to Israel than the public opinion in those countries. These are the enemies rising to destroy us – from the inside and the outside.”

Mr. Hoenlein revealed that he has already held several meetings in a bid to strike a collaboration with media organizations and Israeli governmental bodies. Firm in his belief that a news network similar to Al Jazeera is vital, he added that, “people are influenced by it” and that it’s impact will have far reaching effects.

The impetus behind Dr. Maskevich’s campaign to salvage Israel’s international image is deeply rooted in the experiences he faced as a child growing up in Kyrgyzstan, which helped to shape his Jewish identity. “In Soviet Russia people would never let me forget I was a Jew, not for one day,” he said, adding that his parents, who fled the Nazis afforded him, “a proud Jewish education”. Vividly recalling his formative years, Dr. Mashkevich intoned, “I still remember as a child, how difficult it was for me to get to the synagogue, which was far away and crowded.” Since then, he built seven synagogues in different countries naming each of them “Beit Rachel” after his mother, and has donated 17 Torah scrolls. He also personally participates in the bringing in of each new Torah scroll.

“I feel the persecution of Jews on my skin. We can’t just be indifferent. Every year the situation gets worse, and we monitor it. People tend to think that the American Congress members know the truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it’s not true. All their information comes from the media. Seventy percent of what the international media reports in terms of the conflict is of an anti-Israel nature. We check the ‘anti-Semitism index’ in 27 countries, and there is definitely a rise in anti-Semitism, which I believe is a direct result of what the media reports”, Dr. Mashkevich ruefully observed.

One of the first to comment on Dr. Mashkevich’s announcement of the formation of a pro-Israel news channel is Dr. Phyllis Chesler, Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the City University of New York and pro-Israel advocate. In her article of April 8th that appeared on David Horowitz’s “NewsRealBlog” web site, Dr. Chesler said, “I have been calling for something like this for seven years. I hope that Mr. Mashkevich and his advisors understand that this new channel must be far better than Al-Jazeera, not only in terms of truth-telling but in other ways as well”.

Adding that “Al-Jazeera broadcasts only in Arabic and English, and is only now preparing to broadcast in Turkish and Urdu”, Dr. Chesler said, “The ‘Jewish Al-Jazeera’ must appear in many more languages simultaneously: Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Bengali, Pashto, the Indonesian and Malaysian languages, as well as in all the European, East European, and former Soviet languages. Why? Because all the Big Lies and blood libels about Israel and the Jews are being told 24/7 in every language on earth. I wrote about this in 2003, in my book The New Anti-Semitism.”

Offering a sober assessment of the reality that Israel faces, Dr. Chesler said, “Even as I write, the Left is busily trying to “spin” the half-hearted Goldstone recantation to their own advantage. They insist that Israel engaged in overkill, that it used disproportionate force, that it is “guilty” of something, of everything; mainly, it is guilty because it dares to exist and presumes it has the right to defend itself.”


Stay on the Path 101

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

There’s a reason for most everything; it’s just a matter of figuring out the divine mysteries which enter our lives. Most of us are slow learners and learn life’s lessons over and over. A good friend once explained it as taking “Attitude 101…Again.”

So it is with 11 year old Assistant Scoutmasters teaching young people Orienteering, the use of maps and compasses in order to stay on the path. This past week a new crop of eager young minds gathered around my compass for instructions; how to orient it to a map, set a course and follow it. Some might have thought the lesson was for the boys; but they’d have only been partially right.

The next night while working at the Houston Temple, there were very few patrons to attend to so I had extra time to read the scriptures. The pages opened to Alma 37 and I began reading at a random spot, towards the end of the chapter:

“38 And now, my son, I have somewhat to say concerning the thing which our fathers call a ball, or director—or our fathers called it Liahona, which is, being interpreted, a compass; and the Lord prepared it.

39 And behold, there cannot any man work after the manner of so curious a workmanship. And behold, it was prepared to show unto our fathers the course which they should travel in the wilderness.

40 And it did work for them according to their faith in God; therefore, if they had faith to believe that God could cause that those spindles should point the way they should go, behold, it was done; therefore they had this miracle, and also many other miracles wrought by the power of God, day by day.”

What are the odds of turning to a scripture about using a compass the day after teaching the scouts? Will wonders never cease? Now, I’ll be the first to admit my compass was purchased at a local sporting goods store and hardly compares to the fine workmanship as was found on the Liahona; and it certainly never exhibited specific instructions from the Lord on how to get through an orienteering course.

I continued reading:

“41 Nevertheless, because those miracles were worked by small means it did show unto them marvelous works. They were slothful, and forgot to exercise their faith and diligence and then those marvelous works ceased, and they did not progress in their journey;

42 Therefore, they tarried in the wilderness, or did not travel a direct course, and were afflicted with hunger and thirst, because of their transgressions.”

Some might say they were lost; but they were lost in a multitude of ways. I could explain in my own words; but the next verses encapsulate it perfectly:

“43 And now, my son, I would that ye should understand that these things are not without a shadow; for as our fathers were slothful to give heed to this compass (now these things were temporal) they did not prosper; even so it is with things which are spiritual.

44 For behold, it is as easy to give heed to the word of Christ, which will point to you a straight course to eternal bliss, as it was for our fathers to give heed to this compass, which would point unto them a straight course to the promised land.”

Christians all around the world are looking forward with great anticipation to Easter Sunday; a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The world we know is in turmoil and yet, if you consider our lot in life, are we not living the “Life of Riley” with all our conveniences?

We complain because gasoline is up another twenty cents a gallon and they say it will continue to rise. We grumble when traffic on the freeways bogs down while listening to an iPod plugged into the stereo system of our air conditioned car. Yea, we have it tough looking for alternative routes on our GPS trying to get home.

“45 And now I say, is there not a type in this thing? For just as surely as this director did bring our fathers, by following its course, to the promised land, shall the words of Christ, if we follow their course, carry us beyond this vale of sorrow into a far better land of promise.

46 O my son, do not let us be slothful because of the easiness of the way; for so was it with our fathers; for so was it prepared for them, that if they would look they might live; even so it is with us. The way is prepared, and if we will look we may live forever.”

This message has been available to anyone with ears to listen or eyes to see, let us not be slothful in observing what has been done for our sakes. Easter isn’t to be celebrated just one day of the year; but in our hearts each day. If we will stay on the path our way home has been prepared. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


Miss Glenn Beck this week? Gulag Night Reports Breaking News on the Soros Front, Monday & Thursday

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

We’ve been breaking the news for years and we’ve got critically important subject matter to discuss this week, in the soft war against freedom and sovereignty — and our return fire of knowledge and First Amendment action. No blackboard, but we do have a chat room during the programs.

(Or… you’re not one of those people who say it’s about the “entertainment,” are you?)

Join us at 10pm each night. Here’s our agenda and links.

Monday Gulag Night

Soros’ INET at Bretton Woods, Marxofascist Central Bank Globalism, and Controlling Food through Gavilon

Guest, Ann Barnhart is the woman who read you some satanic verses of the Koran, sending each page aflame. She’s also tracking Soros with us, including his big buys into grain elevators, anticipating U.S. hyperinflation and worldwide food shortages. (Ann’s site)

See Ann below, slashing and burning below.

Thursday Gulag Night

Soros’ Marxofascist Media Moves through his “National Conference for Media Reform”

Guests include Terresa Monroe-Hamilton of Noisy Room and contributor to KeyWiki as well as Gulag Bound. See the KeyWiki listing: “National Conference for Media Reform.”

Join Gulag laborers, Arlen Williams, host Tallulah Starr, co-host.