Isn’t this what the burkini was invented for?…
(USA Today)- Colleges strive to create welcoming, inclusive communities for students from every background. But a new effort at George Washington University has scores of critics and supporters abuzz with heated comments that continue to pour in on various blogs and news articles. At the request of the university’s Muslim Students’ Association, George Washington began offering a once-weekly, female-only swim hour in March. But it only recently turned into an online debate over issues of religious and sexual discrimination and — though not always explicitly — racism, spurred by an article in the student newspaper, The GW Hatchet.
The Lerner Health and Wellness Center pool closes to men for one of the 20 hours it’s open each week, with a tarp blocking the view through the glass door and a female lifeguard on duty. The university declined to comment for this article beyond a two-sentence statement that said its officials are reviewing the closure while they establish a formal recreational swim policy.
A few highlights from Internet comments on The Washington Post’s and TBD’s recent coverage of the swim hour: “Should a minuscule minority force the overwhelming majority [to] abide by their rules or should it be the other way around?” “Western society should not accommodate to Islam on this point; it is Islam that should change.” And in rebuttal: “Come on, folks. An hour a week — what’s the big deal?” “It’s not an unreasonable request. ‘Women’ is like half the population.”
George Washington University Shuts Down Community Pool For Female-Only Sharia-Compliant Swim Time… Shockingly, People Have a Problem With This…Labels: Creeping Sharia
Labels: CNN» CNN is FRAUD» Mel Gibson» Oksana» Passion of Christ» Pope Benedict XVI
does anyone remember when this guy's Jesus flick was taken seriously?
well... here is your Mel. An angry violent, vengeful cruel man.
as for Christians who took Mel's mind seriously... stop distributing his crazy Passion movie. It is the ravings of a loon and it is not what the New Testament depicts at all. Pontius Pilate's inner thinking is not part of the story... and to empathize with the Roman general is not accurate.
...but I'm sure CNN will continue to put on anchors who hate Jews anyway.
via CNN Video via twitter.com
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Is Iran’s government sponsoring an Internet site that extols the German Nazis, their history and achievements, including the antisemitism that the current Iranian regime also supports? The facts seems to show this to be true though the possibility of a hoax does exist.
There is a discussion group site entitled IranNazi that has an Iranian internet URL. It is written in Persian and seems to have begun on August 24. All the material on the site is pro-Nazi and features pictures of Adolph Hitler, the swastika, and goose-stepping German soldiers. There is an English-language part as well.
The main page includes the following message:
این تارنما طبق قوانین جمهوری اسلامی ایران و تحت نظارت کارگروه رسانه های دیجیتال وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد جمهوری اسلامی فعالیت می کند .In English it means: "This website is under Islamic Republic of Iran laws and it is under the supervision of the working committee on Digital Media of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance."
Neo-Nazi groups have existed in Iran, going back to the 1930s when some high-ranking Iranians advocated an alliance with Germany. Indeed, fear of such an outcome led to the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941 and five-year-long occupation of the country.
Labels: Barack Obama» Bibi» Freezes» Hitlery» HitleryClinton» Jerusalem Freezes» Netanyahu» Prime Minister Netanyahu
you can't agree to something that turns out to be a lie before it was agreed!
Prime Minister Netanyahu insisted om Wednesday night that Jerusalem is not part of the package he agreed on with Secretary of State Clinton regarding the 'settlement freeze' extension.
"Jerusalem is not part of the discussions on this topics. The Israeli stance on this issue was clear from the beginning that building in Jerusalem will continue," a PMO statement read.But Army Radio reports that Jerusalem is part of the 'settlement freeze' extension, albeit 'only' indirectly (Hat Tip: Eliana). Army Radio reports that Israel would have to coordinate construction in "eastern" Jerusalem with the U.S. during the freeze according to the draft of the U.S. document.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declined to comment on Israel's request for written guarantees from Washington regarding the agreement.
She said she could not go into details, but that the US is working closely with the two sides towards creating conditions that would enable renewed talks.
Earlier on Wednesday Israeli officials tried to defuse speculation that a disagreement between Israel and the US over east Jerusalem construction had delayed the anticipated the US document.
Israeli officials said that during last Thursday's meeting between Prime Minister Binyamin Netnayhu and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where they discussed the 90-day freeze deal, it was understood that east Jerusalem would not be mentioned in the document.
The Shas party's expected abstention from the Security Cabinet vote on the deal — a stance which is critical to its passage — is linked to its understanding that the document would clarify that east Jerusalem construction is not included in the settlement freeze.
Netanyahu's office also in a statement that "discussions with the United States over the formulation of the document of understandings does not involve Jerusalem," apparently contradicting the premier's assurances to the inner cabinet that East Jerusalem would explicitly not be included in the freeze.This effectively means that parts of Jerusalem (and most likely all of the Jewish suburbs beyond the 1949 armistice lines, in addition to Jewish construction in predominantly Arab neighborhoods like Silwan, Sheikh Jarrah and Ras al-Amud) would be included in the freeze too. Obama would never approve Jewish homes in these areas.
According to senior government officials in Jerusalem, the confusion stems from the fact that the U.S. administration had intended to write in the document that the freeze would have the same characteristics as the previous one, without relating to Jerusalem.
Army Radio reported Wednesday, however, that a draft of the agreement commits Israel to halting all building in the West Bank and coordinating any plans for East Jerusalem construction with the U.S. for a period of three months. In exchange, the US. Will give Israel 20 next-generation stealth fighter planes, according to Army Radio. [But when will they give them? The planes won't be ready before 2016 anyway, and if the commitment is only to give them once there's a 'peace deal,' they probably won't be given then either. CiJ]
Will this get Shas off the fence? Well, maybe. The US is supplying a letter but....
With that, Israeli diplomatic officials said that there was still work to be done on the arrangements between Israel and the U.S. So far, the U.S. has not agreed to supply Israel with advanced F-35 fighter jets in return for the 90 day freeze, and is willing to give Israel the planes only after a final status agreement is signed. Israel is demanding the planes as part of the freeze deal.It doesn't sound like we're getting anything in return for this freeze extension. It's all just talk. Shas has a constituency that is far more Right wing than their MK's, and by abstaining rather than voting against they would run the risk of being punished by their voters the next time there is an election (that has happened before to Shas).
But instead of leading to cabinet approval of the freeze, the U.S. letter, ironically, could have an opposite effect, for what it does not say. Shas ministers have made several demands from Netanyahu in return for their votes – and if those conditions are not met, the ministers could vote against the freeze, instead of abstaining, as they had said they would several days ago. Earlier Wednesday, sources in the party quoted Shas head Eli Yishai as saying that “the tendency among the ministers now is more to vote against the freeze than to abstain.”
Among the Shas demands:
Jerusalem: Shas ministers are adamant that construction continue in Jerusalem during the three month freeze period. The ministers realize that the U.S. document will not include a specific permit for construction in Jerusalem, and that the best Israel can hope for is an American “understanding” that Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem, turning a blind eye. However, Shas is demanding that Netanyahu inform the Americans of how much building can be expected, and where, in order to ensure that both sides understand what construction was agreed to. Netanyahu reportedly promised the ministers that he would raise the issue with the Americans and get their thoughts.
Post-Freeze Building: Even during non-freeze periods, building in Judea and Samaria has been sparse in recent years – because Defense Minister Ehud Barak has not signed permits for construction projects, as Defense Ministry procedures demand. As a result, there is a huge backlog of paperwork demanding Barak's signature before construction can proceed on hundreds of projects. Shas is demanding that Barak promise to clear the backlog as soon as the freeze is over. Netanyahu told Shas ministers that he would try and convince Barak to make such a promise. [Haaretz reports that Barak has agreed to this - I find it very hard to believe that Barak will keep that commitment. CiJ]
PA Building: Shas Mks on Wednesday demanded that the Palestinian Authority be forced to halt its building in Judea and Samaria during the freeze period. Such a freeze would significantly slow down progress in the new PA city of Rawabi, where infrastructure work is proceeding at feverish speed. Netanyahu has reportedly not yet told the ministers if he will raise this subject with the Americans.
A vote on the freeze is not expected at the initial meeting Netanyahu is expected to call Wednesday night or Thursday, sources said.
I hope Bibi had a pleasant day with Hillary last Thursday. He may not be seeing her again for a while.
Labels: animal sacrifices» Eid al-Adha» Feast of the Sacrifice» Gay Islam» Jamarat» Mecca» Mecca Time
Muslim pilgrims head to perform the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca on the third day of the hajj, as Muslims worldwide marked the Eid al-Adha festival with animal sacrifices.
Labels: Bomb Iran» Nuclear Proliferation
Labels: Eric Cantor» Juan Williams» NPR
House Republicans announced Wednesday they plan to force a floor vote on defunding NPR in response to the firing of analyst Juan Williams last month.
House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colo.) said that cutting funds to the publicly subsidized news organization was the winner of the conference's weekly "YouCut" contest, in which the public votes online on spending items they want eliminated.
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Labels: AID» UNRWA
16 November '10
In a post about the scandalous way the UNRWA conducts itself in Lebanon, Elder of Ziyon quotes from an article in Al-Arabiya on how UNRWA tracks refugees:
The U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) lists nearly 400,000 [descendants of 1948 refugees.]
But Lebanese and Palestinian officials say the number of refugees actually resident in Lebanon may be as low as 250,000 as UNRWA does not strike off its figures Palestinians who move to other countries.
If true, this 60% padding is more than just a numbers game--UNRWA uses its numbers in determining the amount of funding it requests from donor countries.
This sort of Voodoo Demographics was made into an art form by the Arabs themselves, whose inflated numbers have been taken as fact not only by the West but by Israel itself.
Bennett Zimmerman points out the degree of Palestinian deception when it comes to demographics:
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Labels: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
These Muslims are more stupid then I thought. do they really think they influence anyone by forcing this woman to say she deserves to have rocks thrown at her head?
via telegraph.co.ukThe stoning sentence against the 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been put on hold and is now being reviewed by Iran's supreme court. The case has raised an international outcry, embarrassing Tehran. The woman, identified as Ashtiani, said in the state TV report shown on Monday: "I am a sinner." State TV also aired comments from Ashtiani's son, her lawyer and two Germans who were arrested allegedly while trying to interview Ashtiani's family. Her son and lawyer are also in custody.
Obama's Word is no good with any party... let our state department respect agreements with Bush before any future agreements are signedLabels: Freezes» Jerusalem Freezes» Likud» Prime Minister Netanyahu» Uzi Landau
When America rescinds it's promises it can no longer be seen in a supervisory manner. Because Obama has consistently chosen out of hostility to Jews to not keep America's word he now has no credibility in any international negotiations. If America's promises are empty then it is very hard for any country to respect it's wishes.
Likud Minister Uzi Landau says that the United States is demanding far more than a 'settlement freeze' extension in return for the package of goodies offered to Prime Minister Netanyahu.
According to Landau, the conditions for the deal are far different than those being portrayed in the Israeli media, which is telling Israelis that in exchange for a “small” Israeli gesture of an additional three month freeze, Jerusalem will receive a bundle of benefits, including additional advanced F-35 fighter jets, and an American guarantee to veto any anti-Israel proposals at the United Nations and other world bodies – and to similarly smash any attempt by the Palestinian Authority to seek U.N. approval for a declaration of independence for an Arab state in Judea and Samaria.Read the whole thing.
But the United States doesn't just want a three month extension, said Landau. When asked why he was opposed to so much benefit for “only” three more months of a building freeze, Landau responded, “Israel has failed to learn from the past. President Obama is ignoring previous promises, also written in a letter, that President Bush presented to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Those promises, too, were portrayed as a great diplomatic achievement.
"All the American promises share a similar characteristic – they lack specifics, and are not carried out if they are found to be damaging to American interests.” That was the case with the 2003 letter Bush presented Sharon, ostensibly recognizing Israel's right to retain the “settlement blocs” in the event of a deal with the PA; in the end, that American promise has been rescinded by President Barack Obama because he has decided it is in American interests to do so.
“Here too, with the Obama promises, we must see the structure of the deal – and you see that the Americans are demanding that we come to a full agreement with the PA in order for the benefits to kick in,"Landau explained. "You only get the benefits in the event of a final-status agreement – only when everything is over.” Given the history of Israel-PA negotiations, the likelihood of that happening is “very low,” he added.
Perhaps even worse, Landau said, the understandings between Israel and the United States – which included American opposition to a unilaterally declared PA state – are apparently no longer extant, and have instead been turned into a “sword of Damocles,” to be held over the head of Israel.
“Until now, it was understood that the U.S. would veto” sanctions against Israel, or a non-negotiated settlement of the Middle East conflict. Apparently that has changed, Landau said. “The veto was promised and taken as a matter of course, as long as progress was being made and negotiations were continuing. No 'gestures' were required to expect it. Now, the American veto is being used as a threat against our negotiators, pressuring them to surrender our positions. If in a year there is no deal – and it's unlikely there will be – the threat will descend like a sword on our heads, and the U.S. will blame us” and vote against Israel, Landau said.
“That's why the Likud is presenting this deal as a 'honey trap.' They are right, but we're much more likely to fall into the trap than to enjoy any honey,” Landau added.
So far, Prime Minister Netanyahu is insisting on getting the offer in writing, and the United States is apparently having trouble producing it. Maybe there is still hope that this decree will be canceled. But I'm not optimistic. Our Prime Minister knows how to say "no" to Obama, but he apparently melts for Hillary Clinton.
What could go wrong?
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