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No. 378 Sept 16th, 2012

Isaac and Ishmael
Do We Worship The Same God?

Wave This Flag Or Else

The Siege
Freedom Under Fire

Our Response To The Death of bin Laden

Why We Hate Muslims
America's Post-911 Hate Campaign

The Gathering Storm
Radical Islam In The Age of Obama

Freedom vs. Ignorance

Islamic Furor Leaves Four Americans Dead On 9/11

On Tuesday, 9/11, two days after we posted our essay on America vs. Islam, an angry mob attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to Libya, as well as three other Americans at the compound. The violence erupted out of mass protests in Libya, Egypt, and other Muslim nations over a little-seen, straight-to-YouTube anti-Islam film called “Innocence of Muslims,” which depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and pedophile. The “film,” which is actually just a sub-amateur video posted to YouTube by what appear to be extremely ignorant self-professed “Christians” (whose shameful acts demonstrate they are not Christians at all) was further promoted by Terry Jones, the hate-mongering ignorant, Quran-burning pastor of less than fifty ignorant folk in Gainesville Florida, at what he called his “Judge Muhammad Day,” a “Christian” hate event. That a relative nobody could post a stupid, home-made “video” to YouTube and another relative nobody could promote it, inciting global violence which led to murder, and neither “Christian” express even the slightest regret or remorse only further underscores my point about the scourge of religious bigotry, ignorance and extremism in this country. One of the steepest prices we pay for freedom is our having to put up with ignorant hate-speech. Freedom means precisely that, that each of us is entitled to our own voice, no matter how hateful that voice may be. A major problem with the so-called Arab Spring is that oppressed people, yearning for freedom, usually do not fully understand what freedom actually means or the price they all must pay for that freedom. The protestors and rioters, having only recently won their own freedom from oppression, are demanding only free speech they agree with or free speech which does not offend them (or, in this case, blaspheme God). There is no freedom if you pass a law banning speech you disagree with. In the hands of those who have only known cruelty and totalitarianism, freedom is a much more fragile, much more complex, and far more costly thing than many of them understand.

OJ Prosecutor:
The Gloves Were Altered

Former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Christopher Darden on Thursday accused Simpson defense lawyer, the late Johnnie Cochran, of "manipulating" one of the infamous gloves that the prosecution said linked Simpson to the grisly double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
     "I think Johnnie tore the lining. There were some additional tears in the lining so that O.J.'s fingers couldn't go all the way up into the glove."
     Harvard Law Professor Alan Dersh-owitz, who was a member of Simpson's defense team, called the claim "a total fabrication" and said "the defense doesn't get access to evidence except under controlled circumstances."
     "Having made the greatest legal blunder of the 20th Century," Dershowitz said of Darden, "he's trying to blame it on the dead man."   READ FULL ARTICLE

Where Is Amir Jennings

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Despite detectives' pleas to national media, the disappearance of an 18-month-old black boy has yet to grab the widespread attention given to other missing children's cases. Some advocates say the reason why may be as simple as the toddler's gender — and his race.
     From the still-unsolved slaying of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey to the disappearance and killing of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, the public has watched with rapt attention as many cases involving young children unfolded, often over many months. Yet Amir Jennings has registered as scarcely a blip on the nation's consciousness.
     "Media has always leaned toward the cute little kids," said Monica Caison of the Wilmington, N.C.-based CUE Center for Missing Persons. "And unfortunately, a lot of times they think cute little kids are white."   READ FULL ARTICLE

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Bill & Barack

A Complicated Love Affair

We had posted a link (above) to the president’s DNC Nomination Acceptance Speech, but replaced it with former President Bill Clinton’s DNC Speech, which was far superior to that of our current president’s. Not that President Obama wasn’t good. It wasn’t a bad speech. The problem was, it wasn’t a great speech. To win re-election with any kind of a mandate, this president needed a great speech. A historic speech. This wasn’t it. The best parts of Obama’s speech were when he referred back to Bill Clinton’s. Clinton parked it. And then some. President Obama seemed pressed, as if the speech was a chore, something to bear down and press through. Just get it over with. Mid-70’s era Muhammad Ali in round 9, no longer dancing, just a joyless hack job, lumbering around the ring, hunched over, covered up, while his challenger futilely pounds away. Oh, Ali was going to win, but he was phoning in his performance and we felt ripped off. The president didn’t rip us off Thursday night, we got classic Obama, but the fire was not there. He was being safe if not homogenized, when he should have been on the attack. Are we better off than we were four years ago? Unquestionably. Four years ago the economy was in free-fall, losing not a few thousand or even ten thousand jobs every month, but losing more than half a *million* jobs every single month. Obama fenced his way through some of his achievements, but he should have been thundering, not reading a list. Even if they were not everything he or we wanted, these are unprecedented, historic, amazing accomplishments and significant if not miraculous digging out from the unprecedented disaster of the Bush years. George W. Bush nearly destroyed this nation, destroying our economy, plunging us into two wars, killing hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children, destroying America’s global reputation. President Obama has doggedly, systematically, pulled America back from the edge. Is there more to do? Of course. But, are we better off than we were four years ago? Without question. But president Obama never echoed any of these points. President Clinton did, but Obama needed to do it. We needed to hear this from him. Instead we got more David Axelrod Corned Beef Hash. The worst part of Obama Campaign ‘12 is it makes us all wonder where the guy from Obama ’08 went. Man, we’d love to see him again.

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