The Multiple Personalities of the Muslim Rage

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At the height of the latest Islamic rage, one of the Muslim world’s first media-celebrity imams told worshippers they were indeed witnessing a clash of civilizations. But just not the kind you think.

This one also is within Islam, and it helps explain the multiple personalities of the fury.

It’s political: The uncompromising ethos of extremism clawing for any gains against more moderate voices. It’s social: Fed by an explosive blend of economic stagnation, anger over U.S.-led wars and — in some places — frustrations as the soaring hopes of the Arab Spring hit the grinding realities of rebuilding.

And it cuts deeply into questions that have added resonance in a hyper-connected world that moves at the quicksilver pace of the web: How to coexist with the free-speech openness of the West and whether violence is ever a valid response.

“Our manner of protesting should reflect sense and reason,” urged Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi in his Friday sermon in Qatar’s capital Doha, where he has found a worldwide audience through the web and a show on the pan-Arab network Al-Jazeera.

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Iran Has Obama in a Headlock

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Iran’s Armageddon cult now has Obama at its mercy. After appeasing the sadistic regime in Tehran for almost four years Obama only has to make it through the next two months without the Middle East blowing up, and he’s set for life. This is the last electoral test of his career, and maybe also the first real election he’s ever had to endure.

Obama’s political bind puts the mullahs in charge for the next two months, rushing to an irreversible grab for nuclear weapons. Obama will not do anything to stop them, because that would mean taking a career risk. He has never taken a risk that might endanger his political career. Never.

As a result, the United States has all the capability for destroying Iranian nuclear weapons before they break out, but we won’t use our might, because Obama cares about himself more than the safety of the world. Israel is a pawn in this game, but the real stakes are the Muslim Ascendancy — world power for the rising nuclear caliphates of the Muslim Middle East: Egypt, Turkey and Iran.

Israel is the scapegoat for a rising great power struggle, in which the left has taken sides against civilization. If that seems harsh, read Paul Johnson’s life of Winston Churchill or Niall Ferguson’s fine book Civilization: The West and the Rest — and you see it happening again, right in front of our eyes. The Russians, the Muslims and the Chinese read history. Liberals don’t read history, because they prefer to live in delusion. It’s a choice.

I once played a chess game with an Israeli military guy, who only used his pawns to beat me in a dozen moves. I’m a middling chess player, and he put me in a Zugzwang, a double bind, where I could not use my strong pieces, the queen, bishops and knights. It was clever and fast. He had counted all the pawn moves and I was caught unawares. The mullahs practice chess moves on each other, with real human lives at stake. They are not “spiritual leaders” — they are medieval Popes, bloody-handed thug politicians who kill in the name of God.

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Palin: Obama Needs to Grow a “Big Stick” & Respond to Libyan, Egypt Embassy Attacks

On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin slams Obama’s failure to properly respond to the outrageous attacks on the US embassies in Libya and Egypt:

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

God and Jerusalem

In retrospect, I regret not watching a small part of day 3 of the DNC. Initially, I made the decision of completely avoiding the entire DNC, as I concluded a long time ago, that watching any event which solely consists of masses of Democrats, let alone staunch Obama supporters, can only have serious negative effects on my health. It’s not as if I needed the “balance of opinions” following the RNC to decide who I’ll be voting for in November. I don’t regret not watching the four-day clowns’ parade. But I greatly regret not watching live the 3 minute and 22 second circus portion of day 3, conducted by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. This may have just been the single most important day of this election season.

It is no news to most Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, that Obama has been one of the most anti-Israel presidents to ever occupy the White House. Even Carter, who certainly did not harbor any lost love for the Jewish state, doesn’t rate next to Obama. The Democratic party – a long time home for the “Nation of Islam,” “Consul for American Arab Relations” (CAIR is nothing less than a forefront and a fundraising organization for Hamas and Hezbollah), as well as many other venomously anti-Semitic and anti-Israel organizations – is not trailing far behind in its love for the Jewish state.

In his first run for the presidency in 2008, Obama did not even try to hide the massive financial and moral support he received from virtually every Arab and anti-Israel organization that ever existed in the United States. That, naturally, should have been a massive warning sign to swing Independent voters as well as every Jewish voter in this country. Unfortunately, most liberal Jews turn off their brains when it comes to politics. One of the greatest phenomena of the last century, and one I surely hope to comprehend one day, is the phenomenon of being a liberal Jew. It has so many contradictions, flaws, and false pretenses that they would be comic if the consequences were not so grave.

How otherwise do you explain the likelihood of Jewish voters to support a president who repeatedly stabs their only Jewish homeland in the back? How do you explain the likelihood of Jewish voters electing a president who was a strong supporter of the Islamic world long before he ever became a president? Does anyone need a reminder of Reverend Wright? I haven’t forgotten the Cairo speech either, which was nothing more than bowing down to every Muslim in this world, and undermining American superiority over these hate-filled mongers. Naturally, he had done so literally when he later met with the Saudi king. I used to think that Carter had been the worse president in his attitude for Israel, but not even I can imagine Carter bowing down to a Muslim monarch and undermining American pride and security to such extent.

I will try and be as fair as I can by saying that I do partially understand why voters, many of whom are great American patriots, chose to elect Obama in 2008. I live in the real world, and I do acknowledge that after eight years of George Bush in office, with a couple of wars taking place in Afghanistan and Iraq, with a seriously weakened economy, with trillions of dollars in debt, and with millions out of work, many decent Americans wanted, needed and believed in real change.

I will let you in on a secret. I was one of them. But although I could have never brought myself to elect someone I considered to be a real threat to this country, once Obama was elected, I really hoped he would bring about the change we were all so hoping for.

That was four years ago. A lot has happened since then. Our national debt has over doubled to a staggering 16 trillion dollars, a debt that not even Obama’s grandchildren will be able to repay. Our unemployment rate has almost doubled as well, and surged to the highest level since the great depression. Over 23 million people are out of work. Millions of Americans are losing their homes, and the home foreclosure rate has reached new heights. Gas prices have reached over four dollars a gallon, which consequently affects millions of products we buy daily. The size of our government had become so large, that billions of dollars are spent on programs and projects that are completely needless. We live under the largest government we have ever had in our history, and the behemoth sinks its teeth into every aspect of our lives and intrudes on both our privacy and our wallets.

On the international front, Israel, which has been America’s greatest ally for the past half a century has been degraded, humiliated and betrayed. Other traditional great allies such as the U.K. and Poland have been treated in the same fashion. Our enemies have been receiving the royal treatment, and countries that have been our worst and sworn enemies such as Iran and North Korea, have been dealt with far greater patience, cordiality and respect than some of our allies. Our own military has been receiving the cold shoulder from the Obama administration, and funding to the military has been far from what it used to be. Obama has not only hurt our economy, our pride and our standing in the world, he is also hurting our ability to defend ourselves by slashing military spending

When America is so weak and run by a spineless president, radical Islam goes wild in every corner of this world, mocking the United States and spreading terror and fear anytime and anywhere it finds fit. This is precisely the reason behind Iran’s continuance of their nuclear program, despite severe economic sanctions by the UN, the United States and Europe. Much like the rest of the Muslim world, Iran also perceives the United States and its president, as nothing more than a paper tiger.

So what does this have to do with God and Jerusalem at the DNC convention? Everything, actually. I truly believe that the two greatest countries on this planet are the United States and Israel, simply because of their historical and unique relationship with God and religion. Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people who brought God and the bible to this world. The United States was created in order to enable its people to practice their religion freely and without persecution. The special bond between the United States and Israel is unique, undeniable and unbreakable.

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Satire: “It’s all about playing hide & seek on the backs of the poor, sick & elderly”

How many filthy lies can one Re-“smug”-lican stuff into a meatball sandwich covered in the frothy white racist sauce of the wealthiest 1%? I’ll tell you, because I’m a professor of economics.

Mathematically speaking, when you sat and listened to Paul Ryan give his speech at the Republican National Hate-fest, you actually heard the sound of a weasel strangling a newborn kitten.


Last week, I heard from a friend who swears that he saw Paul Ryan stab a panda bear in the eye with a rusty compass. Mitt Romney watched and laughed while counting stacks of his secret money he’s hiding in the Death Star. There, I said it.

Blood for oil. Social darwinism.

These spineless luddites refuse to play by the rules. They hate the facts. It’s all about playing hide and seek on the backs of the poor, sick and elderly. Literally and figuratively. And ontologically, which is a word you may not understand, but I do.

The truth means nothing to them. But it means everything to me.

I am a slave to the truth. Truth is my master, and I am in bondage to it. Truth whips me at night. The whip is heated by all the smelly carbon in the atmosphere. Sometimes I cry.

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Not your Mom and Dad’s Democratic Party Anymore

The media likes to talk about how the Christian right has hijacked the Republican Party, but why not apply a similar standard to the other side? This convention is proof positive the secular left has overtaken the Democratic Party.

As I noted yesterday regarding the new narrative — this is not your mom and dad’s party anymore! — it is clear the DNC has gone hard left.

Some examples? How about their removing God and Jerusalem from a platform that also includes zero restrictions on abortion. And then there was Sandra Fluke‘s ugly nasty speech last night — which accused Rep. Paul Ryan of wanting to kill pregnant women.

I could go on …

But here’s the bottom line. Aside from the prime time speeches (where they largely put their best face’s forward), the message boils down to a collection of grievances, fear, sob stories — and a celebration of victimhood (only government can save us!).

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Rock Star Obama is Spinal Tap, not the Rolling Stones

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It is now official. Democrats will move rock star Barrack Obama’s big presidential nomination acceptance speech indoors. Instead of performing before a crowd of 74,000 in an outdoor stadium, the show will now be put on in a much, much smaller indoor arena.

The “official” line, the cover story if you will, is that there are concerns about rain. But convention sources disclosed that the real reasons for the switch were fears that many of the seats in the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium would be empty.

The Time Warner arena holds about 20,000 people. In rock star terms, reducing seating capacity from 74,000 to 20,000 is a significant downgrade. It sounds like the Rolling Stones being forced to move a concert from the Rose Bowl to the Staples Center due to lagging ticket sales.

It illustrates how the biggesst rock star of the “progressive” Democratic Party is less like the Rolling Stones and more like Spinal Tap.

In 2008, when Obamamania was at a fever pitch, filling 84,000-seater Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado was child’s play. But waning voter enthusiasm has led to an embarrassing reduction in drawing power. So far this year, Obama’s biggest crowd has been 14,000 in Columbus, Ohio. Last week at a rally in Boulder, Colorado, 13,000 were in attendance.

Gone are the swooning fans, fainting on cue. Missing are calls to bring his concert tour to major European cities. The days when Barrack Obama was the biggest rock star on the planet have come and gone. People are no longer throwing money in his direction. The days of performing “Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight” are over. Now he desperately sings “Gimme Some Money.”


Michael Fell is a former MCA recording artist from the seminal punk rock era who toured America from coast to coast. Today, he’s a leading voice in the L.A. Tea Party movement, active since the February 2009 inception. Mr. Fell currently chairs the Westwood Tea Party, is a founding member of the L.A. Metro Tea Party Coalition, serves as the Vice Chairman of the Westside Republicans Club in L.A. CA, and is an elected Republican delegate to the L.A. 47th AD Central Committee. He’s been Campaign Manager for a primary winning Congressional candidate, as well as Santa Monica and L.A. City Council candidates. Mr. Fell is a contributing writer for,,,,, and, His opinions on today’s news events and political climate can be found on his blog:

Why did the RNC “Kick the Hornet’s Nest” With Respect to the Tampa Rules Change?

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Why did the RNC “kick the hornet’s nest” with respect to the Tampa rules change? Richard Falknor of the Blue Ridge Forum suggests that it was

because the Romney Team has already prepared plans to govern from the ‘center‘ – ‘compromising’ with the Democrats in one ‘grand bargain’ after another (as they once expected president Barack Obama to have compromised with speaker John Boehner) — and making big government ‘more efficient,’ marginally less costly, and more ‘suburban housewife friendly.’

Ineptly compromising is the way speaker Boehner now leads the House — major bills passed often have bi-partisan but not necessarily full conservative support. And Marylander Daniel Horowitz (Madison Project) here (video) further illuminates the problem in his “Boehner Calls Opponents of TARP ‘Knuckledraggers’”

Reining in the administrative state has not, moreover, been part of the GOP Establishment’s agenda. And, in our experience, they do not see ‘conviction’ conservative politicians as serious players.

Conservatives must assume that the Romney Team doesn’t go about kicking hornets’ nests for pleasure and profit. Ben Ginsberg seems to be a capable and savvy advocate, whether we agree with his clients’ objectives or not.

Our best guess is that the Romney Team anticipates conservative pushback during Mr. Romney’s first term as president. This is because the Romney Team has likely planned some initiatives that will be distasteful to conservatives. Conservatives in turn need to identify those schemes before they are launched, and effectively advance plausible alternatives.

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Dems Invade “Right To Work” State Where Gay Marriage Is Banned

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Consistently inconsistent is an apt description of moon bat Democrats who began their invasion of the great state of North Carolina this day.

Remember, this is the party that survives on monies coerced from working men and women forced to join corrupt labor unions, and pay union dues, in order to avoid being “black-balled” from the few jobs still available in the depressed Obama economy.

Oddly, somehow individual CHOICE is sacred when it comes to slaughtering innocent babies, but unnecessary when it comes to decisions about labor unions and jobs.

To the consternation of labor union thugs and other Democrats, North Carolina is a “Right to Work” state, which means that workers have a choice about whether or not they are to be puppets of corrupt unions.

North Carolina is also a state that recognizes marriage as a union between one man and one woman, a direct contradiction of the Democrat Party platform which sanctions marriage between any two or three entities without regard to gender, species, the will of God, or modern civilized thought.

Again, to the consternation of party intellectuals, North Carolina passed a ban on gay marriage about the same time that President Obama was “evolving” into a gay rights activist!

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Phyllis Schlafly: Karl Rove Must Resign

Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans by his incredibly offensive and dangerous statement suggesting the murder of Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri. Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished with this most malicious remark ever made in Republican politics.

Just imagine if someone had made that statement about Barack Obama. The Secret Service would go on Red Alert and you can bet that the author of that remark would be in jail by now.

As quoted by a Businessweek reporter and now on the internet, Rove in Tampa told some 70 big donors to his Super PAC, American Crossroads, that every attendee should apply pressure to “sink Todd Akin” and force him out of the Senate race for which Missourians had nominated him. Then Rove said that if Akin were “found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts.”

This stunning attack on Akin is now reported as a joke. Sorry, Karl, it isn’t funny to joke about murdering a Congressman.

Rove has disliked Akin ever since Akin was one of the principled members of the U.S. House who voted against George W. Bush’s extravagant expansion of Medicare when the vote was called at 5:53 am in November 2003. Akin is a man of principle who doesn’t cave in to political pressure, so he’s not Rove’s kind of politician.

Rove tried to excuse his obscene joke by saying he would not have said it if he had known a reporter was in the room. That makes his statement worse! Is murder the kind of secret political advice Rove gives to Republican donors and candidates who hire him?

A private phone call by Rove to Akin to sort of apologize does not erase the public offense. At the very least Rove should make a public apology. But even that can’t wipe out his gross political mistake.

Karl Rove is an embarrassment to the Republican Party. We don’t want any more of his advice in secret briefings or publicly on Fox News. Missourians don’t want politicians from other states telling us who to run for the Senate.

Rove has been calling on Todd Akin to resign, but the one who should resign because he made an embarrassing, malicious, and downright stupid remark is Karl Rove.