Black Sudanese Refugees Are Being Attacked by Angry Mobs and Police in Jordan

refugees fleeing from North Sudan’s genocidal wars against the native Black population face the same Arab racism from Jordan.

 

Broken glass, rocks, and a bloodstained mattress littered the floor of a house in Amman, Jordan. Ahmad, one of 10 Sudanese refugees who used to live in the house, pointed at an iron gate guarding the courtyard.

“This is new,” the 27-year-old from Darfur said.

The house has been empty for almost two months, evacuated after a mob of Jordanians assaulted the Sudanese refugees, ripping out the old gate, breaking all the doors and windows, and shooting one man in the stomach.

“They were yelling, ‘We don’t want Sudanese here,'” Ahmad recalled.

He said a crowd of about 30 came to their house at 10pm on October 11 with rocks, bricks, and guns. They shouted “Abu Samra,” a derogatory racial term for dark-skinned people. He recognized three of the attackers as neighbors.

The refugees tried to keep the mob out. Ahmad was standing directly in front of the gate when they broke it down and shot him. The other Sudanese dragged Ahmad to a room inside, locked the doors, and called the police and their landlord for help. By the time the police showed up two hours later, the Jordanian mob had dispersed. Ahmad went to the hospital for emergency treatment. Their landlord came the next evening.

“Personally, I got afraid to come alone at night,” said Abu Amer, the landlord. “They had guns, right? I told the Sudanese, just call the police for help.”

 

https://news.vice.com/article/sudanese-refugees-are-being-attacked-by-angry-mobs-and-police-in-jordan

 

 

Canadian Palestinian Samidoun: perpetrators of Jerusalem massacre are “fighters” who were engaged in an “armed operation”

http://jonathanhalevi.blogspot.ca/2014/11/canadian-palestinian-samidoun.html

 

The Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network “Samidoun” (صامدون literally staying steadfast) is according to its website “a network of organizers and activists, based in North America, working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom.”

Samidoun regards all Palestinians prisoners, who are incarcerated in Israeli jails, as “political prisoners” and “prisoners of freedom.”

It should be noted that most of these prisoners were convicted of involvement in terrorist activities. This group include among others suicide bombers captured alive, dispatchers of suicide bombers, mass murderers, leaders of terrorist organizations, terrorists who killed civilians and those who attempted or planned to kill civilians.

One of the so called “Palestinian political prisoners” is Abdullah al-Barghouthi (عبد الله البرغوثي), who was a leading commander of Hamas’ armed wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in the West Bank and also one of the organization’s chief bomb makers (“engineer”).

Barghouthi was convicted of involvement in terror attacks that claimed many victims, including the suicide attacks in Café Moment and Sbarro in Jerusalem, the Sheffield Club in Rishon Lezion, and the bus 4 line in Tel Aviv. In total, Barghouti was responsible for the murder of 66 Israelis and the injury of some 500. In 2004 he was sentenced to 67 life sentences.

 

 

 

 

 

Monira Kitmitto, Palestine House board member and a a member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), shut down (November 20, 2014) her Facebook page.

Two days earlier Kitmitto praised on her Facebook page the Palestinian terrorists who carried out the Jerusalem Massacre (November 18, 2014) murdering with a handgun, a meat cleaver and a knife 4 rabbis and a policeman, and injuring others including an Israeli Canadian, Howie Rothman, who was seriously wounded after being struck in his head and neck with a cleaver. Kitmitto said that the attack reflected “a spirit of manhood in the air and heroism on the ground” and called the murderers “role models and an example [for others].”

In her last post before suspending her Facebook page, Kitmitto uploaded a cartoon, drawn by the cartoonist and Hamas member Umayya Juha, featuring a stereotype Jew trying in vain to protect himself from being killed by (Palestinians using) an ax, a knife and an AK-47 rifle or being run over by a car. Kitmitto added a line of her own saying (translated from Arabic): “All land under your feet is hell.”

http://jonathanhalevi.blogspot.ca/2014/11/palestine-house-board-member-monira.html

 

Palestine House board member sends an implicit threatening message to pro Israel activists planning to hold a memorial vigil in front of the Palestine House 

 

Dr. Nazih Khatatba, a board member of the Palestine House and an editor of Toronto-based Meshwar newspaper, posted a on his Facebook page an implicit threatening message aimed at the Jewish Defence League (JDL Canada) and pro Israel supporters. After mentioning JDL’s planned (memorial) vigil on Sunday (November 23) in front of the Palestine House in Mississauga, Khatatba wrote the following (translated from Arabic): “You are welcome in the Palestine House if you didn’t learn the lesson from [your] last visit.”

The words “last visit” refer to the demonstration and vigil for the three slain Israeli Yeshiva (Jewish religious school) students, that was organized (July 3, 2014) in front of the Palestine House by the Jewish Defence League. Supporters of the Palestine House using wooden sticks attacked the Jewish and non Jewish pro Israel protesters, injuring few, including one who was taken to hospital. Following Police investigation, charges were laid against two of the pro Palestinian attackers.

http://jonathanhalevi.blogspot.ca/2014/11/palestine-house-board-member-sends.html

 

 

Days before UAE terror designation, CAIR awards jihad terror leader

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4660/days-before-uae-terror-designation-cair-awards

 

Officials at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) have expressed astonishment and confusion over a decision by the United Arab Emirates to include the American-Islamist organization on a list of terrorist groups.

“Well this is shocking to us in the first place,” CAIR co-founder and Executive Director Nihad Awad told CNN Tuesday. “It’s a bizarre move by the UAE and that’s why we’re seeking clarification by this decision, not only CAIR but other civil Muslim organizations including Muslim American Society and the largest Islamic relief organization for Muslims in the West. So it is quite frightening and shocking that a state like the UAE would designate an American civil rights and advocacy organization like CAIR.”

The terrorist list was first reported by Buzzfeed on Saturday, which cited a UAE state media announcement.

One week earlier, a CAIR banquet in California bestowed its “Promoting Justice” award to Sami Al-Arian and his family. Al-Arian was on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Shura Council – its board of directors – in the 1990s and provided refuge to at least three other board members in the United States, including current PIJ Secretary General Ramadan Shallah.

During a 1991 speech in Cleveland, Al-Arian was introduced as the head of a charity called the Islamic Committee for Palestine. “A brief note about the Islamic Committee for Palestine,” Imam Fawaz Damra explained to the audience. “It is the active arm of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine. We preferred to call it the “Islamic Committee for Palestine” for security reasons.” [Emphasis added]

During a later fundraising session, Damra urged the audience to give to the Islamic Jihad, invoking a recent attack by one of its members. “And whoever wants to write a check,” Damra said, “he can write it in the name if the Islamic Committee for Palestine, ‘ICP’ for short.”

Four years later, in the wake of a double-suicide bombing in Israel that killed 21 Israelis, Al-Arian wrote a letter to a Kuwaiti legislator seeking money “for the jihad effort in Palestine so that operations such as these can continue…”

Al-Arian has claimed that the letter was never sent. But it was handwritten in Arabic and signed, and a copy was kept in his home, where federal agents found it during a November 1995 search.

“The evidence was clear in this case that you were a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” U.S. District Court Judge James Moody told Al-Arian during a 2006 sentencing hearing. “You were on the board of directors and an officer, the secretary. Directors control the actions of an organization, even the PIJ; and you were an active leader.”

Al-Arian pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide goods or services to the PIJ. His plea agreement included an admission that he was associated with the PIJ. But he has never acknowledged the depth of his involvement, and certainly never disavowed the group’s bylaws, which were found in his home and call for: “The rejection of any peaceful solution for the Palestinian Cause, and the affirmation of the jihad solution and the martyrdom style as the only option for liberation.”

The bylaws include a goal of creating “a state of terror, instability and panic in the souls of Zionists and especially the groups of settlers, and force them to leave their houses.”

CAIR officials know all of this. They have stood by Al-Arian’s side for nearly two decades possessing that knowledge. They also know his plea agreement includes his agreement to be deported.

In introducing the award Nov. 8, CAIR San Francisco Vice President Maleeha Haq explained that “the Al-Arian family was a natural choice. For over 11 years now they have been at the center of an unjust campaign by the government. Alhamdulillah, the government decided to finally dismiss all of their unfounded charges against Dr. Sami Al-Arian. However, he remains in limbo awaiting deportation proceedings.”

Al-Arian thanked CAIR for the award and challenged the audience to fight against law enforcement sting operations, which he said unfairly target and entrap Muslims.

But the only way to stop it… is through a public organization campaign to change the government,” Al-Arian said in a video message. “Brothers and sisters, our young men should not be sacrificed at the altar of Islamophobia or a fake war on terror. Our people should not be targeted because of their beliefs or associations. We should say no to thought crimes, no to preempted or pre-crime prosecutions … This is a crisis that our community has been ignoring for so long, and we must face up to this challenge. Brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen – if not you, then who? If not now, when?”

Awad, the CAIR national executive director, also spoke during the banquet at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Despite consistent FBI data showing hate crimes against Muslims remain relatively steady, and far less of a problem those targeting Jews, blacks and gays, Awad had a dire warning for his audience.

“Islamophobia is a national crisis for the Muslim community,” he said. “Islamophobia is an existential threat to the presence and the future of Islam and the future, and the freedom of religion for Muslims in this country.”

The terrorist designation by the UAE, a Muslim nation, wouldn’t be announced for another week. The designation reportedly stems from CAIR’s connections with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. In his CNN appearance Tuesday, Awad dismissed that as a fantasy.

“We were never linked to the Muslim Brotherhood,” he insisted. “We are not. We are an independent American organization. But guilt by association should not just be taken easily by these governments.”

Internal Muslim Brotherhood documents tell a different story. They place Awad individually and CAIR as an organization inside a Brotherhood-created Hamas support network in the United States that was called the Palestine Committee.

Awad participated in a secret 1993 Palestine Committee strategy session in Philadelphia called to devise ways to “derail” the new U.S.-brokered Oslo peace initiative without exposing themselves as Hamas supporters. Awad even referred to Hamas in the code name organizers instructed, reversing the spelling and calling it “Samah.”

Those connections were enough to prompt the FBI to cut off all outreach communication with CAIR in 2008. A federal judge determined there was “ample evidence to establish” a connection between CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian offshoot Hamas.

At the banquet, Awad acknowledged the contributions to CAIR by co-founder and former national chairman Omar Ahmad, described by an FBI agent as “a leader within the Palestine Committee.”

The UAE’s terror designation doesn’t mean CAIR is actively plotting attacks. But as we have repeatedly demonstrated, it has no problem standing by those who enable terrorism through fundraising, propaganda and more. People like Al-Arian, or the Holy Land Foundation leadership, or convicted Palestinian bomber Rasmieh Odeh.

CAIR’s timing, awarding a PIJ director just before the UAE labeled CAIR as terrorists, doesn’t do much to bolster CAIR’s complaints that it is being unjustly tarnished.

 

 

Teacher faces charge over allegedly forcing student into pool

more reasons not to go to school

 

A physical education teacher in the Stockton Unified School District in Stockton, Calif., is facing a charge of corporal injury to a child. He is on paid leave after video surfaced of him allegedly trying to force a 14-year-old girl into a pool during a P.E. class.

Denny Peterson, employed by the school district for more than 10 years, is seen on video for 95 seconds using strong force to drag the girl toward the pool at Edison High School. The incident happened in late August, and much of it was captured on video by another student.

Gilbert Somera is a Stockton attorney representing the girl and her family.

“Regardless of her participation (in the class) it should disgust you how this man put his hands on a 14-year-old girl. She said multiple times, ‘My top is falling down,'” Somera said.

Peterson is preparing a claim and likely a lawsuit over the struggle. He was put on paid leave for a month immediately following the incident, but was then brought back and assigned to another Stockton campus. Only Thursday, when KXTV-TV notified the school district that Peterson was facing a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a child, was he placed on leave again.

This is the district’s response to the incident, the video and the punishment of Peterson: “SUSD has taken appropriate action in this case. The teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave per district policy.”

The girl was avoiding the pool that day because she had had her hair done that morning and had an event to attend that night. Somera said the teacher had the option of punishing her academically but not physically.

“No means no and stop means stop. This isn’t a situation where she’s attacking a teacher and he’s defending himself. When a woman or a 14-year-old girl says no, it means no,” Somera said.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/21/teacher-charges-student-pool/19332749/

 

 

The Era of Male Guilt: Three Lessons from #ShirtStorm

http://thefederalist.com/2014/11/18/the-era-of-male-guilt-three-lessons-from-shirtstorm/

 

There are three big lesson we can learn from #ShirtStorm about the brave new world of feminist grievance-mongering that we have just landed on.

1) They’re not just going after the frat boys.

To be targeted by accusations of misogyny, you don’t have to be a beer-chugging “bro” who spends his Spring break judging wet T-shirt contests. Now they’re coming after the geeks and yes, even the hipsters. Come to think of it, these are much softer targets and much easier to reduce to a sobbing, apologetic wreck. The hipsters are obsessed with demonstrating proper “progressive” credentials; they want to be nonconformists just like everybody else. The geeks, for their part, have usually spent their whole lives trying to avoid settings where they face a lot of social pressure or where anyone will give them a hard time about what they wear. So neither group will put up much resistance to the new orthodoxy.

It can’t be a coincidence that the feminist outrage brigade just went after Mark Zuckerberg for explaining that he always wears a plain grey T-shirt because he doesn’t want to have to think about what he wears. Which is offensive to women, apparently, because girls are obsessed with clothes all the time, as everyone knows.

Wait, is that an old sexist cliché being promoted by feminists? Of course it is, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Before we get to that point, it’s important to make a second observation.

2) The new orthodoxy is total.

This is not about women being able to have careers, or stopping guys who beat their wives, or some other topic where you might expect equal rights for women to naturally arise as a direct issue. Now it’s about every minute little part of every area of your life.

This is “political correctness” in its purest, original form: “the personal is the political.” There is no area of life where proper behavior and even esthetic taste cannot be dictated by political concerns. You need to be told what you can wear, what songs you can listen to, what video games you can play (which, so far as I can tell, is one of the issues in GamerGate), what you are allowed to say to a woman as she walks down the street (if you are allowed to say anything at all), and so on.

Boris Johnson was bang-on in his reaction to Matt Taylor’s tearful apology:

It was like something from the show trials of Stalin, or from the sobbing testimony of the enemies of Kim Il-Sung, before they were taken away and shot. It was like a scene from Mao’s cultural revolution when weeping intellectuals were forced to confess their crimes against the people.

There is one final lesson that makes the comparison to totalitarian show-trials complete.

3) There are no logically consistent rules.

If there were some rule of common sense to all of this—or any rules at all—that would be one thing. The feminist orthodoxy would constitute a new sexual etiquette, and while we might question whether the new rules are necessary or whether they’re excessively Victorian in their restrictiveness, we would at least know how to comply with them. But the modern feminist creed is notable for its glaring irrational inconsistency.

After all, the feminists just went crazy with adulation over a televised performance in which Beyoncé showed way more skin than the girls on Matt Taylor’s shirt. I’ve noticed a string of articles recently in which feminists gush about how great it is that women are showing us their breasts. (Who knew that Joe Francis was a feminist pioneer?) By these standards, Matt Taylor’s shirt should hardly be noticed. And it turns out that the shirt was made for him by a female friend. In another context, we can assume that this would be praised as a form of female “empowerment.” But a guy wears it to talk about his comet probe, and the world explodes around him.

You are entitled to suspect that the double standards and the raw unpredictability are not a mistake.

To be so sensitive that everything sets you off is a sign of weakness. But it is also a perverse attempt to convert that weakness into strength. If no one can really know what will set off the feminist offense brigade or who will find himself reduced to a blubbering apology on television, then everyone had better be on guard and seek to protect himself by preemptively making obeisance to the powers that be.

Which is to say that this is a power play. It reminds me of what Shelby Steele has written about the phenomenon of “white guilt”: the presumption that all white people are complicit in the crimes of slavery and segregation and are therefore guilty until they prove themselves innocent. And they can prove their innocence by embracing whatever political agenda the guardians of racial grievance choose to decree.

So call this new system “male guilt.” Every man is presumed sexist until proven otherwise, and his only hope is appease the self-appointed arbiters of offensiveness.

This will all acquire a laser-like focus very quickly, because accusation of sexism will soon have an urgent, concrete purpose: destroying all opposition to Hillary Clinton’s presumed presidential campaign. As Stephen Miller observes: “If you want to know what #ReadyForHillary will look like for 4 years… This is it.”

While #ShirtStorm has abated, it is just the beginning. Mark it down as the opening of a new era of male guilt.