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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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April 11, 2014

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Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

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April 8, 2014

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Jewish World Review Dec. 5, 2008 / 8 Kislev 5769

The new Producers: bin Laden and Zawahiri

By Dave Weinbaum

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Email this article | Move over Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. Ulla, put on a Burkha.

There's a new partnership in the world of entertainment. They're known as bin Laden and Zawahiri, and they're here to convert or kill you. Sometimes they send suicide murderers first and ask for switchers later.

For those of you in Branson; "The Producers" is a musical comedy written by Mel Brooks. It opened as a movie in 1968 and went for a long run on Broadway. In 2005 it was redone as a movie.

The story is about a post WW2 producer, Max, who had so many flops he was about to flip. Then he teamed with "unhappy" public accountant, Leo Bloom. Leo dreamed of being a Broadway producer. It was Bloom that came up with a scheme to raise $2,000,000 and put on a show so bad that it would close opening night. That way Max and Leo could keep a million each. Max raised the cash by sch@?#@&*g every rich widow in "Little Old Lady Land." The play they found was "Spring-time for Hitler" written by a Nazi nut. It was a surefire bomb.

To the boys' utter amazement and incarceration, the show became a huge comedy hit.

How pure do you have to be to be considered Extra Virgin?

You won't see bin Laden or Zawahiri on Broadway any time soon. After a few punier attempts; they opened on the world stage a few miles to the south of the Great White Way. The curtain rose as two passenger laden jets, piloted by Muslim suicide murderers, rammed into and mostly through the WTC buildings on 9/11/01.

The second act found another Muslim piloted passenger plane plummeting into the Pentagon.

The third plane was brought down by the passengers in the fields of Pennsylvania, before it reached its' DC target.

This play has been in the works since the 7th century and there is no end in sight.

Hostages were taken in the 18th century on the Barbary Coast. Now Somali pirates hijack ships of infidels and cargo and hold them for ransom like you or I would shop at Wal-Mart.

The tragedy goes on.

Mumbai was the latest road show of the roving minstrels of Islamic conversion attacks.

It's not just other religions that are the foils of these wannabes; it's Muslims that may not be Shia or Sunni enough.

They and their families are targets as well.

Beware the man whose own dog bites him

Critics are emanating from unlikely sources. While the leftist Media is mostly cordial to the mass murderers, they have always treated President Bush beneath contempt.

More and more Muslims are rebelling at the smear their religion is taking from the fanatic producer team of bin Laden and Zawahiri.

  • Noha el-Hennaway reports in the LA Times, that 70's cofounder with Zawahiri of the first Islamic Jihad, Sayed Iman, explained Osama and Zawahiri are "bloodthirsty and remain determined to commit mass killings." Iman further attacked bin Laden's fatwa that commands Muslims to kill civilians "…in blocks, trains, markets, mosques, or elsewhere is a declaration of impotence to face armies of enemy states and is cowardice."

  • Kazim al-Muqdadi, a political science lecturer at Baghdad University declared, "The occupation of the synagogue and killing people in hotels tarnishes the Muslim faith. Anyone who slaughters people and screams 'Allahu Akbar' is sick and ignorant."

  • Spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, Inayat Bunglawala, said that "a handful of terrorists like this bring the entire faith (Islam) into disrepute."

However, there are too many Muslims that approve targeting Jews, Christians, Americans and British civilians. There isn't a consensus to rid themselves of the weeds that control their faith.

Just to show it isn't all about mass murder, Zawahiri was quoted as welcoming all into the nurturing folds of Islam after the attacks in Mumbai.

Gee, where does the line form?

Sorry boys. Ulla performing "If you got it flaunt it ." in a Burkha ain't doing it for me.

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