Celebrating the end of Ramabomb.
BERLIN: German police arrested an 18-year-old man after petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue in the western town of Wuppertal overnight, they said in a statement on Wednesday.
“According to investigations, three suspects threw several incendiary devices at the entrance,” police said. No one was hurt and it appears no damage was done to the synagogue, they said. A local resident had alerted them when she saw a fire close to the building.
Prosecutor Hans-Joachim Kiskel said the nationality of the arrested suspect was not clear but added that the man had told authorities he was Palestinian. The other two suspects fled.
The German government last week reassured Jews living in Germany that they should feel safe in the face of anti-Semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said such behaviour would not be tolerated.
German media have expressed shock at the tenor of anti-Israel chants at some of the demonstrations, in a country which is ultra-sensitive about anti-Semitism because of the Holocaust perpetrated by the Nazis.
Someone remind Jackson Lee that this is how a democracy works.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation with Tamron Hall,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said President Barack Obama should go ahead with his reported plans to give amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal immigrants because the House Republicans won’t pass the Senate’s version of comprehensive immigration reform.
The Texas Democrat said, “I would applaud the president because all we’re doing is taking a sore, bleeding sore and watching it bleed, continue to be infected, and sprinkling water on top of it. That’s what the Republicans are doing.”
You know, because actors are smarter than us.
Via Fox News:
Javier Bardem did not hold back on his feelings of disgust regarding the escalating violence in the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
In an open letter sent out to the Spanish media over the weekend, he called Israel’s actions against Gaza a “genocide” and said he was outraged and ashamed by the “brutality” of the attacks.
“In the horror happening right now in Gaza there is NO place for distance or neutrality,” Bardem wrote in the letter. “It’s a way of occupation and extermination waged against a people with no means, confined in a minimum territory, with no water, and where hospitals, ambulances and children are targets and presumed to be terrorists. It’s hard to understand and impossible to justify.”
At least 100 Palestinians were killed just Tuesday, including 26 who died in airstrikes and tank shelling on four homes, according to Palestinian health officials and the Palestinian Red Crescent. That pushed the overall death toll since the conflict began on July 8 to at least 1,156, according to Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra.
Bardem was joined by his wife actress Penelope Cruz and other Spanish entertainment greats like Pedro Almodovar, Eduardo Noriega and musicians like Amaral in a subsequent open letter. They called on the European Union to condemn “the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
Via Free Beacon
Says the man who is probably the most hated person in all of Israel right now.
. . . He continued on to say, “I’m not gonna worry about personal attacks.” Kerry emphasized how much they’re fighting for a peaceful resolution while making sure they don’t diminish Israel’s right to defend itself.
And as for the attacks against him, Kerry was very blunt.
“I’ve spent 29 years in the United States Senate and had a 100 percent voting record pro-Israel. And I will not take a second seat to anybody in my friendship or my devotion to the protection of the state of Israel.”
A fitting end to Ramabomb.
The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that controls significant territory in both Iraq and Syria, has posted an extremely brutal video commemorating the end of Ramadan. While most Muslims were celebrating the end of Islam’s holy month, the Islamic State is celebrating mass executions.
The Long War Journal is posting these images because they highlight the depravity of the Islamic State and its followers. The Islamic State likely believes that these images will help intimate its opposition into submission and earn new recruits, especially among young jihadists and sympathizers who are mesmerized by the orgy of killings. This will work with a certain segment of the jihadists’ recruiting pool.
But over-the-top violence of this sort can also have the opposite effect, as it turns some potential recruits and supporters into foes. In this regard, the Islamic State is repeating the same mistakes made by its predecessors, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), in the past. The indiscriminate violence carried out by these organizations alienated many Iraqis and sowed the seeds of their initial demise.
But… but… but… Israel is so evil!
Via Times of Israel:
Channel 10 reports that 20 Palestinians who participated in an anti-war protest in the Gaza Strip were rounded up by Hamas and summarily executed as alleged Israeli collaborators yesterday.
Reports yesterday indicated that 30 suspected collaborators have been executed by Hamas thus far, but it isn’t clear whether that figure included the 20 anti-war protesters.
If Christians bomb a mosque the world goes ballistic, Muslims bomb a church and nobody cares.
Via Sky News:
At least five people have been killed and eight injured in a bomb attack on a Catholic church in a mainly Christian area of Kano, the largest city in Nigeria’s north.
The attack came shortly after the end of mass, police spokesman Frank Mba said on Sunday.
‘We suspect an IED (improvised explosive device) that was thrown from across the road’ at the Saint Charles Catholic church in Kano’s Sabon Gari district, which has suffered previous attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
‘We heard the explosion at around 2.15pm and moments later a police anti-bomb truck sped past in the direction of the scene,’ said local worker Idowu Kazim.
Why Fox employs this idiot is beyond me.
Geraldo Rivera hates it whenever any one around him refers to people illegally crossing the border as “illegals.” On Monday’s edition of Outnumbered he challenged FNC’s Ainsley Earhardt when she dared to use that phrase in his presence. Rivera barked: “Every time you say ‘illegals,’ it’s like fingernails on a black board!”
Isn’t it racist to discriminate against someone because of the color of their skin?
Via Fresno Bee:
With just weeks before the new Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School opens in southwest Fresno, community and church leaders are calling on Fresno Unified School District to reconsider its hiring of a white teacher to instruct African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian studies there.
At an early morning news conference Monday, a small group of concerned citizens led by Rev. Karen Crozier met in front of the school on Church Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
People at the gathering said the new school, which is the first southwest Fresno middle school in decades, needs teachers who reflect the ethnic and racial background of its students.
Crozier and others were dismayed to learn the person hired to teach the school’s three cultural studies classes is white. District officials initially considered hiring a teacher of color, she said, but ultimately hired Peter Beck, a former teacher at Hoover High School.
“We’re just saying what the community wants. We didn’t fight for a white male or female teacher to educate our babies,” Crozier said. “We still are at these racial fault lines, and we want someone who will be able to think critically about those racial fault lines and how do we help heal, to restore the problems that have existed.”
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Via Fox Nation:
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Borough Park) joined Neil Cavuto on Your World to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the conflict in Israel.
Hikind criticized Obama, calling his administration “out of control” and their response that of “amateur hour in America”.
“The United States says ‘Israel, you may defend yourself,’ then ties Israel’s hands” he said.
The Brooklyn Jewish leader also compared Israel’s response to rocket and tunnel-based attacks from Hamas to what America would do, should similar danger arise in the New York/New Jersey area.
He also said that he did not care whether he lost popularity among his Democratic colleagues for speaking out against the administration.
“My Democratic friends know the truth,” he said.
France is an anti-Semitic train wreck.
Via Times of Israel:
Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.
The incident happened Saturday, one hour after the conclusion of a demonstration against Israel’s actions against Hamas in Gaza, the AFP news agency reported.
The man, who was not named, threw two firebombs over the center’s fence and a third at the officers, but none of the bombs successfully ignited. He also hurled stones at the Espace du Judaisme center, which contains a synagogue, a library and a lecture room, among other facilities.