Thursday, January 18, 2018 

Swedish police station bombed in no-go zone

Sweden's fiasco of Muslim migrants continues to take a toll on the authorities the government colossally fails to provide with the ability to combat crime effectively:
A Swedish police station was bombed Wednesday evening, only the latest of several attacks against such symbols of the Swedish state in recent years.

The apparent attack against Sweden’s police in the migrant ghetto neighbourhood of Rosengård in Sweden’s migrant crisis frontier city Malmö took place around nine o’clock Wednesday night. There were no injuries, but several cars belonging to police officers and the facade of the recently built police station were damaged.

Two police cars were reported to be outright destroyed, and the explosion was so loud it was heard several neighbourhoods over.

Surveillance footage of the station showed a man in the vicinity of the station shortly before the blast. Officers have made two arrests and are appealing for those with more information to come forward, reports Aftonbladet. Although several news outlets have reported the explosion was caused by a grenade, police have not confirmed the nature of the powerful blast.
While a grenade can cause serious damage, I'm not sure it'd be powerful enough to cause the wreckage it did. It's more likely a crate of dynamite sticks was used in the attack. It definitely proves the terrorists who came as migrants are stepping up their savagery against the Swedish, all while the government does absolutely nothing.

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Authorities manage to kill terrorist involved in murder of rabbi from Havat Gilad

The army/police tracked the terrorists who murdered a rabbi from Havat Gilad several days ago to Jenin, and suitably executed one of the jihadists for his offensive crime:
Two Yamam counter-terrorism fighters were wounded, one Palestinian terrorist was killed and another captured after an exchange of gunfire overnight Wednesday in the West Bank city of Jenin, following the January 9 murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach.

According to Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, Yamam, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and IDF troops from the Menashe regional division located the terrorist cell believed to be responsible for Shevach’s murder.

“Shortly after midnight we surrounded the area and cordoned it off, Yamam units moved in, and shots were fired,” said Rosenfeld Thursday morning.

“In the gun battle that took place, two Yamam officers were wounded – one seriously and one lightly – and one of the terrorists was shot and killed, while the second terrorist was captured.”

Rosenfeld said both Yamam fighters were flown to an undisclosed hospital.

Police confirmed that the terrorist who was shot and killed was responsible for the killing of Shevach. The second suspect is being questioned, while several other suspects were detained for questioning.

During the raid on Wednesday night, the IDF demolished the terrorist's home. IDF units also detonated a building believed to house another terrorist, Palestinian media reported.
The less structures the terrorists could hide in, the better. And the jihadist who was killed can go to hell for murdering the rabbi.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 

"National religious leader" is a disgrace indoctrinating his subjects to be unfair to ladies and the army

Even if you don't think ground combat's a good idea for lady soldiers in general, the way this likely "chardal" is going about dealing with mixed gender battalions is nothing short of insulting to the intellect:
Prominent National Religious leader Rabbi Shlomo Aviner issued a ruling on Tuesday telling religious men not to enlist in the IDF until concerns relating to men and women serving together are resolved.

Aviner, who is part of the National Religious sector’s conservative wing, has long railed against situations in which religious male soldiers serve in close proximity to female soldiers and officers, as have other senior members of the National Religious leadership.

The issue has been one of the top concerns of the sector’s rabbis in recent months and years, especially with the new IDF protocol on integrating women into all areas of the army, which generated severe opposition from these leaders.

Aviner wrote his ruling in his regular questions-and-answers column on the Kipa National Religious news site on Tuesday, where he said that enlisting to the IDF under the current circumstances would be a sin.

The rabbi wrote that many yeshiva students end up transgressing religious laws prohibiting men from touching women other than their wives and said the situation was “awful.”
His beliefs are awful. So they shouldn't make any physical contact with the fairer sex because they'll literally become sexually aroused and even commit adultery, according to the hilarious beliefs jerks like him cling to with all their might. But I'd argue his indoctrination runs the gauntlet of turning a lot of decent men homosexual, and that's no joke. He's advocating pure hysteria and no sane person should be associating with such an embarrassment who's got no respect for biblical Miriam, Deborah and Yael.
The liberally-inclined Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah organization was highly critical of Aviner’s ruling, saying that the dispute with the IDF over mixed-gender service should be resolved through dialogue and not through “slander, which dismantles the delicate fabric of the people’s army.”
What's even more disturbing about Aviner's clownish idiocy is that he suggests he's not worried about jihadism threatening the country, and the presence of women in any leading position in the army is more serious in every way, shape and form than defending Israel. He's also suggested he doesn't consider Iran's own nuclear construction a serious threat to safety. For that, he should be shunned. And indoctrinating his subjects not to make physical contact even of simplistic sort with the opposite sex because it supposedly leads to all manner of immoralities is just as corrupting and dangerous for the psyche. I think he's also been panned by government officials for his latest insult to the intellect, and his yeshiva shouldn't be funded by them.

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Sounds like this ultra-Orthodox rabbi's setting a good example on mixed company relations

A prominent Haredi rabbi defended simple dating habits for the younger generation and said even non-religious children deserve one's respect:
A remarkable video has emerged of Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, one of the two preeminent leaders of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world, advising families with children who have become non-religious not to reprimand them or kick them out of the house, but instead to show them warmth and kindness.

The rabbi even went so far as to say that in a case where a mature boy brings home a girl and ostensibly sleeps with her in the house, the parents should not reject or reprimand him.

The video was made several months ago by Rabbi Avi Fishoff, an activist in the US Jewish community undertaking outreach for people who have left the religious life. He met with Edelstein to consult with him as to the correct attitude for parents to take toward such children.
I'm glad somebody of that standing's come forward to verify that sexual relations between consenting adults, if anybody, is not the worst thing that could happen. The same should go for if a mature girl brings home a boy and sleeps with him. And if the relations result in pregnancy, that's great on the basis it can lead to more children for the world, and certainly if the parents to be know what it takes to raise the child for the cause of good.

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Abbas sheds more of the mask

The PLO's declared the US no longer a partner in "peacemaking" after Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capitol, and bigoted Mahmoud Abbas just delivered one of his nastiest anti-Israel speeches yet:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denied a Jewish connection to Israel in a speech to the Palestinian leadership.

“Israel is a colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews,” Abbas said during a more than two-hour speech in Ramallah, to a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Central Council. The two-day meeting was held to formulate a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Abbas alleged that once there was a state of Israel, its leaders could not convince Jews to immigrate to it. He also said that six million Jews preferred to be killed by the Nazis in Europe rather than leave for Israel.

During World War II British mandatory authorities prevented most Jewish immigration to Palestine.

He also alleged that Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, only grudgingly worked to force Jews in Arab countries to come to Israel after he determined that he could not fill the country with European Jews.

Abbas slammed Trump and vowed to not participate in any negotiations under the auspices of the United States.
He's long proven himself unfit to participate in anything of the sort. Obscenity at its worst. In this article from the Australian, they noted he spewed another vulgar line:
“The deal of the century is the slap of the century and we will not accept it,” he said, referring to Mr Trump’s pledge to reach the ­“ultimate deal” — Israeli-Palestinian peace.
And they deserve it. The news about Abbas' comments gets even worse with the following:
Using particularly jarring language, Abbas said, "Trump, 'ikhrab beitak'" – an Arabic curse meaning "may your house be destroyed."
That is absolutely sick.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a state visit to India, said, "Abbas has shown his true colors. He has torn off his mask and made clear the simple truth that I have been trying to expose for many years: The root of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies with the Palestinians' fundamental and constant refusal to recognize a Jewish state in any borders."

Abbas' speech "serves our political goals more than anything else, because we can make the elementary claim that unless the Palestinian policy, as expressed by Abbas, changes, there can be no progress," Netanyahu said.

"He exposed his true position and did a great service both to the truth and to Israeli diplomacy. Abbas is afraid of an American initiative. He wants to exclude the Americans from mediating [peace talks], but there is no one else. The Palestinian Authority has been coddled for too long by international bodies that were always quick to hide the truth and placate."

A senior official with Netanyahu's entourage to India described Abbas' speech as "that of a man who has nothing left to lose."

Abbas "is digging his own grave," the official said. "He is systematically losing legitimacy around the world, and this happens every time he makes such radical statements. A growing number of international officials are sending Israel the message that they want nothing to do with him and that they understand he is the real peace rejectionist."
His council of evil are just as repulsive, and deserve to be pariahs as much as he does. It's time to start cutting off all their funding for good, and make sure it doesn't get into the PLO's hands. Abbas should be put on trial for terrorism, as Yasir Arafat should've years before.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 

2nd Haredi suspect in stoning of soldier's car arrested

The police arrested another Haredi culprit in the stoning of a soldier's car in Beit Shemesh:
A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion that he was part of a group of ultra-Orthodox men who allegedly threw rocks at a car driven by a soldier in the town of Beit Shemesh, causing him him to crash, police said. [...]

Police said the suspect was remanded in custody following an appearance in court.
They'd better see to it the arrestee pays tons in medical bills for the soldier, presumably with the socialist welfare he's been hogging at the taxpayers' expense.

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Christians in middle east are in serious danger of Islamofascism

A Christian movement in Britain's presented some very horrific findings:
Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report.

Although Christians claim the area as their Biblical heartland alongside Israel, persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, means they now constitute no more than three to four per cent per cent of the region’s population, down from 20 per cent a century ago.

Hard-line Islamic views and state-sanctioned “religio-ethnic cleansing” are the key drivers behind the Christian genocide.

Just 12 months ago, the Islamic State branch that operates in and around Egypt designated the northern African country’s Christian minority their “favorite prey” in a 20-minute propaganda video.
And European politicians still tragically fail to protect Christians in the middle east any more than their own. No doubt because somewhere along the way, they concluded Christianity wasn't oppressive enough to suit their visions, and that's why they imported so much of it to Europe over the years.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 

The accounts given by former Haredis

The Jerusalem Post wrote about former ultra-Orthodox Judaists who're now leading simpler lives. But man, is there something here that really angers me, realizing what a bad approach the Haredis must've taken to educating the following:
“Growing up, I felt like my mind was held prisoner. I remember learning about the prophet Joshua in the fourth grade and how he healed people, and then we learned about the Holocaust, and I couldn’t make sense of the two; it made me mad. I really didn’t like God. I was taught my whole life that Jews are the chosen people and that everyone else was inferior to us. That idea that you are better than everyone isn’t true. I wanted to travel the world and see these people and I couldn’t understand how I am better.”
I'm not sure what the individual in question means by that, but I'm sure the ultra-Orthodox education specialists who seemingly taught about the Holocaust did it in such a bad way, they made it difficult for the person quoted to grasp properly what was wrong, and how even gurus like the Satmar's founder Joel Teitelbaum abandoned constituents to be slaughtered by the nazis.

Another reason for the departure of some:
He notes that a significant number of people who leave – mostly men – do so because they were sexually abused within the community.
This is fully understandable why somebody would want to leave a community that takes no convincing action to deal with sex offenders. The gender segregation concept they go by today, which omits female imagery to boot, has undoubtably led to a lot of homosexuality, along with child rape. Why will they not consider how poor their approach to education is? Most likely because the spiritual leaders actually want to damage everyone's lives as badly as possible, another reason why nobody should be living according to their dictates and should certainly depart the community.

I wish the departers well in their quest for a better life outside the insularity of the ultra-Orthodox world, and I hope they'll be able to make sense of some vital subjects I'm sure the Haredi gurus of the clans made it difficult to comprehend.

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Police must start preventing harassment of Women of the Wall convincingly

The court's demanding an update on whether Women of the Wall can pray there according to their approaches, and without harassment by Haredi creeps. However, the way the Post puts this is awkward:
For many months, Women of the Wall’s prayer services for the New Moon have been the subject of severe harassment by Orthodox protestors, including the mass use of whistles, shrieking, cursing and even physical violence against worshipers.

The worshipers have long complained that the police have failed to intervene and prevent such harassment despite it being a criminal violation of the law, while also alleging that orderlies of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation also do not do enough to prevent the harassment.

However, the court’s demands did not explicitly state that it was concerned specifically about the harassment of the Women of the Wall services, referring to “videos” showed during Sunday’s hearing, which included footage of progressive Jewish prayer groups forcing their way into the Western Wall plaza with Torah scrolls, and Women of the Wall with a Torah scroll they smuggled into the site, against current regulations.

The court also demanded to know who erected a high, solid barrier alongside the main entrance to the Western Wall which blocks all view of the Egalitarian section and why it was erected.

The progressive movements and Women of the Wall allege that the administrator of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, did so in order to prevent the public from even seeing the egalitarian site.
While I'm aware even the WOTW or the Reform movement aren't innocent in all this either (certainly not if they favor the PLO), I will say that it still doesn't exonerate the Haredis who're engaging in a lot of obnoxious behavior at the site. Interesting the paper fails to specify that it's almost entirely the ULTRA-Orthodox who're committing this embarrassment, and don't be shocked if quite a few of them are just as anti-Zionist (and pro-PLO as the Reform reps themselves could be). In that case, you could just as well argue neither side belong at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount.

Should the Reform be forcing their way through with all that gear? Maybe not, but in any case, the Haredis aren't doing any favors with their own vulgar attitude.

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MLK and the dream of peace for Israel

United With Israel's got a video of Martin Luther King's speech against anti-semitism, and notes:
Shortly before his death, Dr. King had the moral courage to confront the burgeoning Jew hatred of the extreme left wing, including the Black Panthers and the radicalized Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, as well as the Black Muslims. For example, during a 1968 appearance at Harvard University, he stated bluntly:

“When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You are talking anti-Semitism.”
He understood the subjects perfectly. That's another reason to admire his legacy.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 

A name change for the Front National party could do some good

Bloomberg says the Front National in France is planning to change the party name, if it helps make the party feel more welcome to people who considered it tarnished by Jean-Marie Le Pen when he was overlord:
Marine Le Pen, still reeling after last year’s French presidential defeat, is pushing to rebrand the National Front and seek alliances to revive her far-right, anti-establishment party.

“If we are changing the National Front today, then we also need to change the name,” Le Pen said Sunday at a press conference in Alencon, north-western France, according to Agence France-Presse. An internal poll shows a majority within the party favor a name change and, if the early feedback is confirmed, militants will vote for a new name at a March 11 congress, she said.

“We can’t think in terms of nostalgia,” Le Pen said. “A political party is a tool that must serve to win power.” She praised recent electoral victories by far-right parties in Poland, Hungary and Austria, according to AFP.
Oh, and just look at how Bloomberg's hell-bent on using terms like "militants" and "far-right" for this particular case. In other words, they want to lump FN as it stands today in with jihadists? It wouldn't be shocking if that's how they think.

A change for party name could be helpful, so let's hope they do it as soon as possible.

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Friday, January 12, 2018 

Haredis in London move to Canvey Island

Now here's an odd story involving Haredi in Britain who're going to live in the Canvey Island neighborhood:
Increasing attention is being given to what seems the most bizarre of alliances in 2018 England. It concerns the decision of some 100 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families who are currently living in Stamford Hill to move away from a part of north London where their families have lived for several decades.

Will it work or will it be seen in retrospect as a terrible mistake?

The reason for the exodus is one that affects many other residents: soaring house prices. For the ultra-Orthodox, though, this is exacerbated by the fact that they often have large families, with up to seven or more children. This means not only that they need large properties, but also that those children in turn have large families and so the need for lots of housing in the same area is in great demand.

The ulta-Orthodox have the additional problem that they cannot simply relocate to a new area at will, in the way that ordinary families can do. They are a very self-contained community and do not “do their own thing”, but live as an enclave. They also require communal facilities, such as a synagogue and kosher shops, along with a Jewish nursery and Jewish school. Any move has to be a group move, not a personal one.
On the one hand, they could be moving because of the encroach of Islamofascism in London, particularly in the east side. On the other, Haredis like the Satmar don't exactly have an issue with Islam, so it's not like they're necessarily against it taking footholds in their neighborhoods, thanks to their own ignorance.

But this article does point out the problems with clannish mentalities, and how it leads to situations where independent thinking is considered taboo. No wonder they're otherwise unprepared for knowing how to oppose Islam, if they even do at all.
However, what makes the choice so extraordinary is that Canvey Island does not have a reputation for tolerance or diversity. It is an almost exclusively white population, one of the most pro-Brexit parts of the country and solid Ukip-land.
Seriously? Because that's why the population there is making a big mistake accepting them straight off the bat. If these Haredis otherwise condone socialist welfare, that's something I assume the Brexiteers dislike. So they won't find much to like in a bunch of insular dummies who may not even serve in the army.
The early signs have been positive. Local residents have been pleased to welcome the handful of new families and taken it as a compliment that they want to settle in their area, an area which has lately failed to attract as many housebuyers as it might like. Those who have already interacted with their new ultra-Orthodox peers have admitted that they find their lifestyle strange, but also have praised them for being good neighbours. They are a remarkably law-abiding group, with hardly any instances of public disturbances, drunken parties or drug problems.

If the truth be told, I believe that it might be more difficult for the residents of Canvey Island to accept a mass move of Muslims in the same way that they have cautiously embraced this addition of ultra-Orthodox Jews. In that way, the Jewish movers have avoided the amount of suspicion they might have been exposed to if they came from slightly different ethnic or religious communities.
Granted, the Haredis in such foreign countries are usually more likely to be more respectable than Islamofascists, certainly if they don't come from a mindset like the extremists in Beit Shemesh. But that still doesn't mean their lifestyle is entirely acceptable, or that they couldn't pull some offensive illegalities. Why, what if there's child/sexual abuse behind the scenes? I'm sure no respectable Brit who cares about humanity would want that taking place, and if the Haredis coming to Canvey believe in socialist welfare, that's a good reason to turn them down, though realizing how far "liberal guilt" can run in a country like Britain, that's why they probably won't.

And who knows? It could turn out to be a mistake for the non-Jewish residents of Canvey. Especially if it turns out there's sympathisers with Islamism among the Haredis now moving there.

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Prisoners in Australian jails converting to Islam

This is very bad news, which the UK Guardian even has the gall to describe blatantly as the product of "repentance":
The image was designed to shock: dozens of Muslims prostrated towards Mecca behind the razor wire of Goulburn’s Supermax jail.

“Jailhouse jihad,” the headline blared above a story warning that Australia’s prisons were becoming a hotbed of extremism.

It’s a theme that appears sporadically in the national media. One that, intentionally or otherwise, conflates in the reader’s mind prison-based conversions to Islam and radicalisation.

The truth is, as ever, infinitely more complicated.

Academics, imams and prison workers widely agree that conversions to Islam are now commonplace in Australia’s prisons. But they say the risk of radicalisation, while present, has been overblown.
And soon it won't be. It doesn't occur to them that criminals who could be in prison for serious crimes like violent assault and rape could be converting because the ideology is viewed as compatible with what they already condoned. None of which matters to such a stupid newspaper.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 

Taking back the neighborhood and streets from extremists

Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll wrote in the Forward about her experiences in dealing with Haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh, and how they had to go to court about the sharia-style modesty signs. One of the most alarming examples given is how Haredi community leaders reacted after children were harassed while walking through their neighborhood on Shabbat:
The thing is, it’s not just a sign. This past summer, religious teens who walked through Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet on Shabbat to volunteer with special needs children had trash and invective hurled at them by youngsters and adults. When their parents attempted to end the weekly harassment by meeting with haredi community leaders, they were told, “Don’t you see the signs? We are telling you how to dress. If you don’t follow those demands, naturally, you will be attacked.”

In other words, the signs were being used to justify violent behavior. [...]
Whoever those "leaders" are, they're guilty of encouraging a crime, and should be jailed for failing to prevent it, and forced to do hard labor.

Now, here's something amazing and fortunate about the Arabic MK who took a tour of the neighborhood with her:
And that is how I came to be talking with MK Aida Touma-Suleiman about tzniut and hijab signs.

Touma-Suleiman is an Israeli Arab woman, who, in her capacity as head of this committee, has had to chair meetings on matters pertaining to women in Judaism. In preparation for debates, she has studied up on issues such as tzniut (modesty) and mikveh (the ritual bath). More than once, she has been heard correcting her Jewish counterparts on Jewish ritual and even quoted the Shulchan Arukh — the Jewish Code of Law — to a haredi member of Knesset during a debate on women’s rights in the mikveh.

[...] dozens of men gathered around, some yelling “shiksa” and “prutza” — Yiddish for “non-Jewish woman” and “promiscuous woman” respectively.

Ironically, none of them knew that their name-calling was accurate, and one of the women they targeted, the Christian Arab MK, was actually not Jewish.
It doesn't make much difference whether they were cursing at Jewish or non-Jewish women; what matters is the scum on the streets confirmed their racism, and I hesitate to think what they'd say to blacks and Asians, or even folks of mixed race backgrounds.
After the tour, the group sat together to debrief and discuss. Touma-Suleiman described the situation as a battle similar to others in the world, where wars over territory have been fought on the backs of women, often the weakest element of society and easiest to control. She said that the extremists were trying creating a “state within a state,” where their rules are law.

When the director-general of the city tried to suggest that the signs were really a matter of cultural sensitivity, Touma-Suleiman cut him off, saying, “Don’t talk to me about cultural sensitivity; that is only ever used to justify oppression of women. I’m not buying it.”

She compared the Beit Shemesh signs to posters in Arab towns that exhort women to wear the hijab, recognizing them as similar phenomena.

It was strange to find myself having more in common with this woman from Nazareth than with some of my neighbors.
I'll have to admit it's certainly a relief to learn Suleiman doesn't approve of Islamic hijabs, which the Haredi extremists are coming very close to demanding, and there are some ultra-orthodox women in that same neighborhood who've emulated such an awful form of dress.

But if she has no issues with demands to create a "palestinian state" at Israel's expense, and even believes the propaganda Golda Meir knew wasn't true, then that's where she'll screw up royally. So I'll appreciate it if she avoids that kind of junk. Otherwise, it'll give ammunition to the very propagandists from both the Islamic and Haredi worlds who're causing trouble now.

I also found a Haredi writer talking some more common sense, condemning the extremists who threw stones at a soldier's car, but even he's got something that's not very accurate:
It was just one hooligan who threw the stones, but we know that such incidences emerge from a context. These extremist societies do not appear to be internally violent. Despite the fact that they might be labeled lower socio-economic, they do not suffer from drugs, violence, and other symptoms of inner-city ghetto life. They have, however, fostered a certain hatred of the outsider, where the word “Zionist” is a catch-all that lets them cast their web of venom over almost anyone who doesn’t look like them. This is a great principle of hatred — once you unleash it it has its own momentum.
While the notes about what the extremists think of Zionists are true, it's not very accurate to say they don't suffer from internal violence, given how many cases of sexual abuse have turned up in the past decade amongst them. In fact, how do we know they don't suffer from drug abuse either? Or alcoholism? It's ill-advised to underestimate what goes on behind the closed doors in a cloistered abode. And that's why something has to be done to put an end to these kind of insular societies.

This should be a lesson to Europe as well, that more needs to be done to take back the streets from Islamofascists. And hopefully, recalling Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban's statements of recent, this year will be a time when it starts to happen.

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James Franco's artistry becomes a disaster

The actor who'd collected Golden Globes now joins a growing list of Hollywood types accused of sexual assault in the era of Harvey Weinstein (Hat tip: Hot Air):
It should have been a pure moment of triumph for James Franco. He collected one of Hollywood’s top prizes at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, validating an untraditional career in which he’s been a bankable leading man, Ivy League academic and eccentric auteur.

But as he stood on the ballroom stage, some were paying more attention to the Time’s Up pin on his lapel than the gold statue he picked up for his turn in “The Disaster Artist.”

It “was like a slap in my face,” said Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former acting student at the film school Franco founded who went on to appear in several of his productions.

Tither-Kaplan is one of five women who, in interviews with The Times, accused Franco, 39, of behavior they found to be inappropriate or sexually exploitative. Four were his students, and another said he was her mentor.

In some cases, they said they believed Franco could offer them career advancement, and acquiesced to his wishes even when they were uncomfortable.

“I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,” said Tither-Kaplan, who was one of many women who took to Twitter on Sunday night to vent anger over Franco’s win.
I think there's reason to revoke Franco's trophies as quickly as they came. Yet another of Hollywood's scuzzballs who won an award that's more like a closed sect vanity project.

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