In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 2, 2010 / 23 Elul, 5770

Seems Bloomberg truly CAIRs

By Evan Gahr

Mayor Mike's Muslim mates are no moderates

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Guess who came to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Iftar dinner to mark the end of the Muslim holiday Ramadan.

It certainly was not Sidney Poitier.

Nobody else seems to have noticed that one of Bloomberg's guests at the dinner, where he once again slimed opponents of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero as bigots, was Zead Ramadan, board president of the New York office of the Council on American Islamic relations. And two other CAIR New York officials were on the official guest list.

Yes,that CAIR.

The organization, which terrorism expert Steve Emerson has called a "radical fundamentalist front group for Hamas."

The same CAIR that the feds named as an unindicted co-conspirator in its 2007 indictment of a Muslim charity for funneling money to Hamas.

The charity, the Holy Land Foundation, was found guilty. And the judge in the case denied CAIR's request to be taken off the list of co-conspirators.

And it's the same CAIR which Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said, is an organization "we know has ties to terrorism."

That's quite a track record. But CAIR tries to hide it. Congressman Peter King (R-NY), an outspoken opponent of the mosque that would defile Ground Zero, tells JewishWorldReview.com that CAIR's presence at the dinner helps these Islamic radicals pass themselves off as a mainstream. "They try to show up at mainstream events. I certainly wouldn't be seen with CAIR."

Jewish Action Alliance founder Beth Gilinsky, who is spearheading opposition to the Islamic center, tells JewishWorldReview.com she's troubled Bloomberg would invite someone from an organization the federal government tied to terrorism. "He should know better."

But does Bloomberg know? Or does he care?

Does he vet his guests? It only takes a simple Google search to read detailed accounts of CAIR's track record. That would seem the prudent thing to do given that Steve Emerson has extensively documented the cozy relationship many Muslim-American organizations have to radical Islam.

Indeed, the dinner guest list includes other members of organizations with a similar sensibility to CAIR.


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For example, Khaled Lamada of the Muslim American Society. According to Emerson the group has strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, which "has provided the ideological underpinnings for almost all modern Sunni Islamic terrorist groups."

Another definitely not Kosher Muslim American group invited to chow down with Bloomberg was the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which Emerson says has "followed a consistent pattern of defending designated terrorist organizations and their supporters, opposing U.S. counter terrorism efforts and spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric."

But ignorance is bliss. It makes a certain amount of perverse sense that Bloomberg would ignore or overlook the track record of CAIR and it's fellow travelers. He is determined to pretend that Islam has nothing to do with Islamic terrorism.

That's a neat trick. Acting that way allows him to slime opponents of the planned Islamic Center near Ground Zero as just a bunch of irrational bigots.

At his Iftar dinner Bloomberg said "Islam did not attack the World Trade Center --- Al-Qaeda did."

Islam didn't attack us on 9/11;Al Qaeda did?

Hello? Al-Qaeda is a fanatical Muslim organization. As JWR columnist Charles Krauthammer pointed out last month the 911 hijackers were not "freelance rogues."

"They were the leading, and most successful, edge of a worldwide movement of radical Islamists with cells in every continent, with worldwide financial and theological support, with a massive media and propaganda arm, and with an archipelago of local sympathizers, as in northwestern Pakistan, who protect and guard them."

CAIR strenuously denies any links to Hamas and says it does not support terrorism. But CAIR has refused to call Hamas a terrorist organization.

In any event, it's an article of faith in liberal precincts and with Bloomberg that Muslims are victims of bigotry. But who is really holding Muslim to a different standard than anyone else?

Suppose a Christian Right group was tied to violent extremists? It's a safe bet its representative wouldn't be invited by Bloomberg to celebrate the end of Easter.

And, of course, the same kinds of people who claim it's anti-Muslim bigotry to oppose the Islamic Center near Ground Zero are not shy about savaging Fox News host Glenn Beck, a person of deep religious faith, for holding his rally on the same day and place where Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech in 1963.

The Islamic Center proponents, far from being victimized, have generally not been subject to close media scrutiny. Time Magazine's cover story asking if the US is Islamophobic which focused on the mosque controversy. But the writer deliberately omitted from its profile of the Imam behind the Mosque the troubling fact that he refused to call Hamas a terrorist organization.

And here's something else the media should scrutinize.

It looks like CAIR and Daisy Khan, wife of the Imam behind the Islamic Center, are closely tied. Khan's group, the American Society for Muslim Advancement and CAIR's New York office are both located at 475 Riverside Drive, according to their websites. CAIR at Suite 244; Khan's group 248. The exchange for both groups' phone numbers is 870.

CAIR New York offficials did not respond to requests for comment.


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Evan Gahr has exposed the mainstreaming of radical Islam for JewishWorldReview.com, the New York Post and other publications.

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