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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 July 26, 2011 / 24 Tamuz, 5771

Warning from Norway: Psychopathic rampage mustn't discredit preservation of European values

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Almost lost in official Washington's preoccupation with the partisan slugfest over raising the debt ceiling and reducing the deficit was the despicable, murderous attack in Norway on Friday. Unfortunately, such inattention increases the likelihood that the wrong lessons will be learned from the mayhem - and a proper response to the pandemonium inflicted upon that Nordic ally will not be forthcoming.

The predictable narrative has already begun to take hold. The confessed perpetrator of a bombing of government offices in Oslo and a seek-and-destroy operation at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya Island, Anders Behring Breivik, is depicted as a "Christian," "conservative" and "right-wing extremist." His attacks, we are told, were animated by a delusional ambition to save his country from an Islamic takeover.

Much remains to be learned about this evident psychopath and his precise motivations for acting in such a deranged fashion. Still, an unholy axis of Muslim Brotherhood operatives and those on the left - groups whose spokesmen, ironically, endlessly inveigh against precipitous judgments when jihadists are the perpetrators - have been quick to find in this attack proof of their favorite meme: that conservatives and Christians are as much a threat to domestic tranquility - if not more - than those seeking to impose the totalitarian Islamic politico-military-legal doctrine of Shariah. They insist that as much effort or more should be expended by law enforcement and other government agencies to counter such "Islamophobic" right-wing extremists as is applied to Muslim "violent extremism."

Worse yet, they want us to believe that a number of individuals about whom Mr. Breivik wrote admiringly are inciting to violence when they warn about the threat posed by Shariah's adherents. That list includes prominent, responsible figures on both sides of the Atlantic. He even cites, although mostly critically, one of my own columns.

As it happens, the carnage inflicted by Mr. Breivik stands in stark contrast to the efforts of men across the Free World who are striving not only to raise awareness of what the Brotherhood calls its "civilization jihad," but are making real progress through entirely lawful means to counter that stealthy effort, again in the MB's words, "destroy Western civilization from within."

For example, authentic Christians who are being persecuted for their faith in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Egypt are responding with peaceful demonstrations to the burning of their churches, the kidnapping of their daughters and the beatings and murder of their coreligionists. Across Europe, citizens and leaders are pushing back legislatively and morally against what amounts to Islamic totalitarianism by voting to ban minarets in Switzerland, limiting immigration, banning burkas for security reasons, etc.


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The good news is that, in Europe, if not in the Muslim world, the popular tide has begun to turn against the Islamists. Europeans in particular are rediscovering their own values through conservative political parties and the defense of their own free speech. From French President Nicolas Sarkozy's insistence on his country's secular identity to Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilder's victory in court for free speech, the fight against Islamicization is actually strengthening Western institutions.

In other words, the fact is that we are beginning to change public opinion and national policy. Anti-Islamicization parties are increasingly part of coalition governments in, for example, the Netherlands, Denmark and Italy. Mainstream parties and governments are adopting conservative platforms that would have been unthinkable even five years ago.

Much credit for that growing public support for the rule of Western laws over Shariah is due to political leaders and writers who have awakened the West from her deadly slumbers. Citizens all over the Free World have helped to mainstream such realistic - if "politically incorrect" - thinking and have succeeded lawfully in changing government policy on multiculturalism, immigration and counterterrorism.

Such developments terrify and infuriate the European intelligentsia - especially the radical left, academia and the media, the Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a 57-member multinational entity that has become the largest and most powerful block in the United Nations. They see their toehold in Europe beginning to slip thanks to the rising tide of public support for freedom. They are determined in the wake of the mayhem in Norway to reverse this trend by demanding that Christians and conservatives be pilloried and suppressed as "Islamophobes."

If anything, suppressing warranted alarms about the threat posed to Western civilization by Shariah and hampering legal activities aimed at staving off that menace would simply play into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and their enablers. That way lies disaster.

The murderous attacks in Norway last week cry out for justice for the victims, based on a thorough investigation of the crime and its perpetrator. They also demand that Norway and other civilized nations respond thoughtfully - notably, by resisting the temptation to suppress those warning of encroaching Shariah and, in the process, abet those who are striving to insinuate that totalitarian program into freedom-loving lands.

The tide is turning in Europe and elsewhere toward freedom, free markets and conservative values. To paraphrase an old folk song, we can't let a psychopathic deviant - who professes admiration for such principles and their adherents, yet utterly betrays them - to turn us around.


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