Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaking to a local Iowa radio station, said
that terrorists would dance in the streets if Sen. Barack Obama,
D-Illinois, is elected president — precisely because of not only
Obama's position on withdrawing US troops from Iraq, but because
Obama's middle name is “Hussein,” his father's Muslim roots, and his
appearance — or “optics,” as King put it.
You can read about it HERE or listen to it HERE.
“I don't want to disparage anyone because of their, their race, their
ethnicity, their name – whatever their religion their father, father
might have been,” King said just before doing just that.
“I'll just say this that when you think about the optics of a Barack
Obama potentially getting elected President of the United States — and
I mean, what does this look like to the rest of the world? What does it
look like to the world of Islam?
“And I will tell you that, if he is elected president, then the, the
radical Islamists, the, the al-Qaida, and the radical Islamists and
their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers
than they did on September 11….
“It does matter, his middle name …
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Reporter denied permission to hear defense of Mexican truck program
The Department of Transportation today barred WND from attending a news
conference in which Secretary Mary Peters defended the controversial
Bush administration program allowing Mexican trucks to travel freely on
Agency spokesman Duane DeBruyne, who was screening reporters at the
security entrance of the federal building at the Navy Yard in
Washington, D.C., said he did not have the authority to allow entry to
WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi, who has reported extensively on
the program and attended other news conferences on the subject.
DeBruyne telephoned his supervisor, DOT spokeswoman Melissa DeLaney,
who declined permission without explanation, requiring WND to leave the
In a phone call to the DOT public affairs office, the agency explained
it was requiring “press credentials” for admittance, and no one without
them was allowed to participate.
The news conference was only for “credentialed members of the media,”
spokesman Bill Moseley told WND. “There's a specific credential. He did
not have a media credential.”
And how can a reporter obtain such a credential providing permission to
“I don't know,” Moseley responded.
But Corsi said he was never asked to …
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by Rabbi Mordechai Becher
Excerpt from “Gateway to Judaism” — The What, How, and Why of Jewish
The Purim story begins about 900 years after the Exodus from Egypt. The
Jews had been living in Israel continually, since they first entered
with Joshua. For 410 years, King Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem had been
the focal point of Jewish spiritual and national life in Israel. The
first major tragedy that the Jews of this era experienced was the
division of the country into the northern kingdom of Israel and the
southern kingdom of Judea. The northern kingdom was populated by ten of
the twelve tribes. It was eventually invaded by the Assyrians under
Sennacherib, who exiled the Jews. Sennacherib's policy of forced exile
and assimilation directly caused the loss of the ten tribes to the
Less than a hundred years later, the Jews were dealt another terrible
blow. This time, the Babylonian Empire under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar
invaded Israel, destroyed the Temple1 and exiled almost all the
remaining tribes (Judah, Benjamin, the Priests and the Levites) to
Babylon (modern day Iraq — two weeks by camel, seven minutes by Scud).
Jeremiah the prophet had warned the …
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By Stan Goodenough
United States Vice President Richard Cheney is due to visit the Middle
East in the coming days, according to Fox News Monday.
Cheney is scheduled to meet in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister
Ehud Olmert and in Ramallah with PLO chief terrorist Mahmoud Abbas.
But while he will visit with these two leaders, Fox News analysts said,
the Vice President does not plan to “encroach” on Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice's “turf” and will not meddle with efforts to carve a
“State of Palestine” out of Israel's biblical homeland.
A statement released by Cheney's office said “President Bush has asked
the vice president to travel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West
Bank, and Turkey for discussions with these key partners on issues of
mutual interest,” Cheney's office stated.
The main focus of Cheney's visit is understood to be the Iranian
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Gerald A. Honigman
It’s not the first time that National Public Radio has committed such a
Right after eight young Jews were deliberately murdered–and many
others wounded–in a Jerusalem yeshiva, NPR’s Linda Gradstein briefly
mentioned the story on the air waves and then gave almost (if not) the
same amount of time immediately afterwards to explaining how this came
in response to Israel’s incursion into Gaza which left over one hundred
Arabs dead, allegedly half civilians. Israel’s numbers greatly dispute
the Arab ones. She then, as a footnote, added that the incursion was
due to rocket fire from Gaza. saw a movie recently, The Kingdom, about
terrorism in Saudi Arabia. One of the scenes was telling, indeed.
When going after the leader of a terror group in a civilian apartment
building, FBI and Saudi forces had to work their way through women,
children and other alleged “innocents”–some of which turn out to be
not so. A dangerous and complicated matter, to say the least. And
another invalid, “innocent,” seated old man turned out to be the terror
The above is a scene out of the predicament Israel faces daily in
Gaza–with Arabs using kids as human shields, to …
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Efforts by Egypt to put together a package deal that would include a
cease-fire in Gaza and a new border arrangement between Gaza and Egypt
was put on hold following Thursday's terrorist attack at the Mercaz
Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Egyptian official: Syria may be thwarting ceasefire
Government officials in Jerusalem said Saturday night it was now
unlikely that Egyptian Intelligence Chief Omar Suleiman would come here
in the next few days for discussions on the matter. This would be the
second time in a week that Suleiman has postponed a visit to Israel to
discuss the situation in the South. Suleiman held talks in Egypt before
Thursday's attack with Hamas and Islamic Jihad representatives,
although no headway was reported on a cease-fire, with Hamas and
Islamic Jihad demanding that Israel stop pursuing its members in the
West Bank, something Israel has said it would not agree to do.
According to the officials, Egypt is waiting to see whether Hamas was
responsible for the attack, because if it turns out that it was, it
will be a sign that they are determined to continue their attacks,
something that would render talks of a case-fire useless.
Meanwhile, the …
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