One of the saddest things about the Middle East is when people abuse their parenting responsibilities and teach their kids to hate. This cute, innocent 2-year-old has little chance of accepting a Jewish state if he’s indoctrinated at such a young age. Unfortunately, this type of parenting is likely rampant in the Middle East.
Facebook has a PR issue on their hands and we can only hope that they do not cave into the demands of the Muslims behind this issue. Muslim Facebook users are upset at the removal of 4 pages:
We think it’s fair to say that there are a few Muslim idiots who are hoping to gain traction (and republishing this story, no doubt, helps their cause), but that the actual number that would carry through and actually close their account would be in the thousands at most. I mean, really, are people going to leave Facebook for Madina.com? Most Muslims realize there is a world outside of Islam…and that it’s better than their world! (And all this makes me think that this is just a publicity stunt by the folks at Madina.com – I bet today made them grow much more than any other day since they launched!)
Their demands to the Facebook team are:
1. Reactivating the four pages that have been disabled
2. Adding a Facebook Term that illegalizes disrespecting all Islamic religious symbols, including Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the Qur’an, as well as Prophet Moses (PBUH), Prophet Jesus (PBUH), and the original Bible
3. Disabling any Facebook Page, Group, or Event that shows direct or indirect disrespect towards Islamic religious symbols
In other words, Muslims want to be able to have carte blanche to insult and harass anybody (including the Christians for Israel facebook fanpage, which is routinely spammed by Muslims who can’t spell), but expect the world to bend over backwards for them.
As we said before, we hope Facebook upholds their decision to remove these pages and continue pursuing users/groups/pages that are actually insulting to most Facebook users. For more information, see the article on the NBC Website. We were hoping to include information about how to contact the folks at Facebook, but alas, it appears they don’t make it too easy!
Palestinians, for the last 40 or so years, have been claiming that they’ve existed since time immemorial. However, Joseph Farah, one of the first Christian Arabs to come out in strong defense of Israel, wrote in 2002 that “Palestinian people do not exist“, and he, of course, is right!
Instead of compiling opinions of this matter from world leaders and the press, Farah goes straight to the source – the PLO/Palestinian Authority. Here are some beautiful quotes that he compiles:
Zahir Muhsein, Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee member, 1977: ‘The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism.’
Yassir Arafat, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader, 1993: ‘Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.’ This quote, by the way, confirms a recent post we wrote about the Palestinian’s Phased Plan of 1974.
It is interesting to read this article from 8 years ago – the issues have not changed at all. There is still an intransigent Palestinian Authority that resists peace at every move, a press that despises the state of Israel and the Israelis still standing tall and proud as the only (militarily unenforced) democracy in the Middle East.
Charles Krouthammer has written an important piece about Israel’s military options after the flotilla indicent. He runs through Israel’s options and states why Israel is running out of options – the world doesn’t allow them to use any! Please check out his important article here.