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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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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

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

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Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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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

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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

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Jewish World Review July 7, 2006 / 11 Tamuz, 5766

Islam now trying to ‘build bridges’ instead of bomb them

By Julia Gorin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Europe's biggest Islamic cultural event, IslamExpo, opened in London yesterday to reach out and "build bridges" to show that Islam is "not a danger or a threat."

Though the event coincides with last year's bombing of that city, organizers say the four-day festival was planned in 2002.

Now let me ask you: If you're putting together a "good will" image campaign, wouldn't you have the decency, taste, sensitivity or humility to adjust the timing a little? Should Americans expect an IslamExpo telling us that Islam is "not a danger or a threat" on the fifth anniversary of September 11th?

I guess this ongoing pattern was set in motion just two months after 9/11, when Muslims raised a ruckus that the U.S. Post Office forgot to include in its holiday-stamp poster the new Eid al-Fitr stamp (an Islamic winter holiday). The Russian language has a word that's a stronger version of "gall" or "chutzpah." The term is "naglost," and it's when you defecate on someone's doorstep then ring the bell to ask for toilet paper.

ArabicNews.com reports: "Speakers from 22 countries around the world are attending the festival, representing Christian and Jewish faiths as well as an array of cultural, ethnic, professional and ideological trends. London Mayor Ken Livingstone, former Iraq hostage Norman Kember and the BBC's security correspondent, Frank Gardner, who survived an attack in Saudi Arabia, are among those sharing the platform with many prominent Muslims."

So all these chumps are converging on London this week to dutifully assuage Western suspicions and insist that there's no need for whatever vigilance we may have left in us, proving that Islam isn't a threat, but merely our future. The Muslims should keep killing us just for being stupid.

"A corresponding economic conference to promote London as a center for investment for the Islamic world is also being held in Carnary Wharf in east London."

Which is just grand. With Western nations already dependent on Muslim countries for oil, let's make our economies hinge on Muslims even more, so we have even less wiggle room to piss them off by fighting terror. (For example, a 116-page report by the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission released this week equates the British government's anti-terror measures to a "latter-day witch-hunt" of Muslims, and recommends repealing existing anti-terrorism legislation, disallowing ethnic profiling and not using words like "extremism.")

Ihtisham Hibatullah, of the Muslims Association of Britain, which planned IslamExpo, said that mainstream Muslims would be "condemning terrorist atrocities taking place in London and elsewhere against innocents...There will be a strong message from the mainstream Muslim community against all violence by extremists."

Just as the new UN Human Rights Council has done this very week! The body yesterday voted on a resolution that condemns Israel and dispatches a special fact-finding mission to Gaza.

To wit, among IslamExpo's main speakers will be Palestinian-born Azzam Tamimi, who in a 2004 BBC interview said that he would sacrifice himself for the "noble cause" of Palestine if he "had the opportunity….Millions of people say this around the world."

Expo spokesman Anas Altikriti reiterated that the conference is intended to "build bridges" between Muslims and non-Muslims, adding "I think I speak on behalf of all at IslamExpo in saying we are extremely proud to have Dr. Tamimi involved." I guess we know at least one bridge they want to build with the non-Muslim world. (The 116-page report likewise calls for the British government to stop its occasional objections to Israel-bashing.)

The only Brit who didn't play nicely this week was Tony Blair who, according to BBC, "called on moderate Muslim leaders to speak out more against extremists within their communities. But Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari accused Mr Blair of playing an 'unhelpful blame game' by suggesting moderate Muslims were doing too little to challenge extreme views."

So just when Blair mustered a testicle to tell Muslims instead of being told by Muslims, the new rule is you can't even say that Muslims don't speak out enough against Islamic violence.

Western nations will prevail in the War on Terror, and they'll be very peaceful Islamic countries.

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