Jewish World Review August 11, 2006/ 17 Menachem-Av, 5766
How come everybody in the world knows that Iran is a major threat to the entire planet and yet we let them go on funding terrorism throughout the Middle East and developing nuclear weapons in which they admit they would use on Israel and other Western societies? Iran is training and arming Hezbollah and other Islamic terrorist groups and working in concert with Syria to completely annihilate Israel. Iran is a state that sponsors, supports, harbors, and trains terrorists. I thought we were at war with Islamic terrorists. How come we don't take them out?
How come the media jumped all over Mel Gibson for his drunken anti-Semitic slurs and yet a shooting at a large Jewish center in Seattle by an Islamic jihadist which resulted in one woman being murdered and five others seriously wounded (on the very same day as the Gibson thing) was practically ignored? How come?
How come about 50 or so years ago no one knew or even heard of graffiti and today it has become the number one cause of vandalism across the country? Why wasn't it being done years ago? What changed? By the way, did you know that in the hot spots of the Middle East where Islamo-Jihadists live and breed, graffiti is so prevalent that you can hardly find a wall or building without it? Gangs and terrorists have a lot in common, it appears.
How come nearly five years after 9/11 our "homeland security" still doesn't work? On July 29th eleven Egyptian men holding valid student visas (all Muslims) ages 18 through 23 landed in New York and were supposed to continue on to Montana to attend college. They never got there. They never enrolled. They were never seen again. Nobody knows where they are. They literally could be anywhere in the country. How come our "homeland officials" are not concerned over this? How come we strip search 80 year-old grandmothers at airports but we are still issuing "student visas" to Islamic young men from terrorist-friendly nations?
How come advertisers spend billions on commercials on television to "influence" viewers if, as networks and studios have always claimed, television only "mirrors" society and doesn't influence it?
How come television news reporters and anchorpersons with Spanish surnames speak English perfectly until they pronounce their own name and then they say it with a really thick Spanish accent? How come you don't hear news people of Irish descent pronouncing their names with a thick Irish brogue? Or someone of Jewish descent pronouncing their name with a Yiddish accent? No, it's only news people of Latin heritage. How come?
How come liberals show tolerance and understanding towards convicted murderers and show no tolerance or understanding for smokers?
How come liberals are so concerned about "choice" when it comes to abortion, but not when it comes to schools?
How come liberals claim that child-molesters and rapists can be rehabilitated but homosexuals, lesbians, and cross dressers can't change?
How come educators in public schools think it's wonderful and important to introduce students to Islam and at the same time do not want the Ten Commandments displayed in the class room?
How come during World War II no one had to manufacture "Support Our Troops" stickers or signs and today we have to? On the one hand it's nice to see all those "Support Our Troops" magnet ribbons on cars, but why do we have to plead with our fellow Americans to support the troops? It's depressing to think that there are Americans that do not support our troops, and sorry to say, no amount of magnet signs will change their minds.
How come I haven't heard one prominent Jewish American celebrity speaking up for Israel in the current Hezbollah/Israeli war? What do you say, Babs? Steven? Rob? I can't hear you! Maybe they're too busy writing checks to Ned Lamont.
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