Stories that should have made “NEWS”
Since I am in the midst of my Macedonian trip (without my computer), I have written this prior to my departure. It represents some recent news that, due to space, never made it into a post, but should have.
OUR ISRAELI CONNECTION
MLK: America Must Protect Israel
The Israel Project reports: Readers may be interested in what the great civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., said about Israel just 10 days before his assassination. At the annual convention on the Rabbinical Assembly, Dr. King said: “Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect her right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs. Israel is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality.”
Israel Concerned Over Syrian Non-Conventional Weapons
The Israel Project reports: Israel is worried the deepening instability in Syria could lead to thousands of chemical and biological weapons falling into the hands of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists, former Israeli defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Wednesday. “We are talking in terms of thousands of missiles that might move to Hezbollah and might endanger the whole Middle East,” said Ben-Eliezer, a Labor Party member in the coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Deadly Cattle Disease Threatens Egyptian Food Supply
David Zauber reports: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a dire warning on Thursday that an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease has broken out among cattle in Egypt. “Urgent action is required … to prevent its spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, which could have serious implications for food security in the region,” the UN agency declared. “This is an entirely new introduction of a virus strain known as SAT2, and livestock have no immune protection against it.” Thousands of animals have already died from the outbreak, with estimates of at least 40,000 cases, with that number expected to climb.
Islamic Terrorism on Rise in Central Africa
Front Page Jerusalem reports: Incidents of radical Islamic terrorism have spread all around the globe in recent decades, from Bali to Madrid to New York City. But one of the areas hit hardest by militant Muslims is in central Africa, where there has been a dramatic escalation in the targeting of Christians in sub-Saharan Africa over the past couple years. Hundreds of Christians have died in Nigeria alone since the new jihadist group Boko Haram was formed there just two years ago. And another area where African Christians are being attacked by radical Muslims is in Uganda.
Hezbollah a New Danger to Africa
The Israel Project reports: The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization is establishing a dangerous foothold in Africa allowing it to carry out more international terror attacks, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor told the U.N. Security Council. “Hezbollah uses West Africa as a transit point for funneling money, arms, and drugs to far-reaching corners of the globe,” Prosor said at a special debate on the growing security challenges facing West Africa. “The world cannot afford to stand by and give Hezbollah a base of operations in West Africa.” Read more.
Doubling of US Mosques Since 9/11 No Surprise: 25% of US Muslims Immigrated Under Bush/Obama
Debbie Schlusselreports: I’m not sure why everyone is so shocked that the number of mosques in America has nearly doubled since 9/11. This was predictable and to be expected. As I’ve reported on this site, 25% of the Muslims now in the U.S. came here from 2000-2011. Yes, that’s right: 25% of the Muslims now in the U.S. came here during the Bush and Obama administrations. Yes, we rolled out the welcome mat for those who mass murdered 3,000 Americans and plenty more before and after that, plus many more attempts to murder even more. 9/11 was the best move they ever made. They mass murdered Americans, Americans cowered and appeased, and more and more of them came rolling through the gates with a golden ticket. And as Muslim immigration to America increased, the Bush and Obama Justice Departments both consistently threatened localities with federal civil rights lawsuits if they refused to allow and zone for these mosques. This has never been done for churches. Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Sign at a towing company:
WE DON’T CHARGE AN ARM AND A LEG. WE WANT TOWS.