Monthly Archives: July 2012

British politicians betraying Britain, giving free way to islam

British politicians betraying Britain, giving free way to islam :

Ken Livingstone: I will make London a beacon of Islam

Here is the full version of a story which appears in the print edition of the Daily Telegraph:

Ken Livingstone has promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques.

Mr Livingstone, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying:  “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet.” Mr Livingstone described Mohammed’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.”

He praised the Prophet’s last sermon, telling his audience: “I want to spend the next four years making sure that every non-Muslim in London knows and understands [its] words and message.” He also promised to “make your life a bit easier financially.”

Mr Livingstone was speaking at last Friday’s Jummah prayer at the North London Central Mosque, also known as Finsbury Park Mosque, formerly controlled by the terrorist recruiter Abu Hamza.

Hamza was removed in 2003 but the mosque is now controlled by an Islamist organisation, the Muslim Association of Britain, which has been linked to the banned terror group, Hamas. A man who has acted as spokesman for the current leadership, Azzam Tamimi, is on record as supporting suicide bombings. One of the mosque’s current directors, Mohammed Sawalha, is described by the BBC as a former senior figure in Hamas who “is said to have masterminded much of Hamas’s political and military strategy” from his post in London.

In 2009 Mr Sawalha also signed the Istanbul Declaration which calls for attacks against the allies of Israel, which include the UK. The British Government interpreted it as calling for attacks on British troops.

In 2010, the Labour MP Khalid Mahmood, a Muslim moderate, resigned from the mosque’s board of trustees and reported it to the Charity Commission, accusing the mosque of forging his signature on key legal documents.

Mr Livingstone has been dogged by allegations of links to Islamic fundamentalism. In 2010, in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, he campaigned against his own party’s candidate to back a controversial independent politician, Lutfur Rahman, sacked by Labour for his links to a Muslim extremist group, the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE).

During his mayoralty, Mr Livingstone’s London Development Agency channelled hundreds of thousands of pounds to the East London Mosque in Tower Hamlets, controlled by the IFE, even though senior LDA managers strongly opposed the grant. In return, IFE activists campaigned strongly for him at the 2008 mayoral elections, boasting that they “got out the vote” for Mr Livingstone and achieving dramatic swings to him in their east London heartland.

Mr Livingstone also gave thousands of pounds of public money to the Muslim Welfare House, a charity closely associated with the Finsbury Park Mosque, which signed an open letter backing his re-election campaign in 2008.

In his last sermon, delivered in the valley of Mount Arafat, near Mecca in 632 AD, the Prophet Mohammed attacked discrimination, saying that “a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white, except by piety and good action.” However, he also said that men had a right to ensure their wives “do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve.”

London Church Forced Off Its Property 

Ken livingstone and Islamic extremism

EUROPE, Wake Up and Defend Yourself!


Christianity and European Pagan Culture being the dominant feature in shaping European culture for at least the last 1700 years.

The culture of Europe might better be described as a series of overlapping cultures. Whether it is a question of West as opposed to East; Christianity as opposed to Islam; many have claimed to identify cultural fault lines across the continent. There are many cultural innovations and movements, often at odds with each other, such as Christian proselytism or Humanism. Thus the question of “common culture” or “common values” is far more complex than it seems.

Our Civilization is under attack and we are in a Cultural war with forces of barbarism, Totalitarianism and stand in front of a new Neo-Fascism in the 21rst Century from outside which is Islamic Fascism and from inside which is the Marxist off springs Socialism, Communism, Supranationalism, multiculturalism and left radical ideologies and ‘progressive’ movements.
Defending our freedoms and Liberties is an ongoing struggle.

In the last years, we are witnessing a dangerous process which takes place in the continent of Europe.
Europe changes its face every day, and in 2050, if necessary steps are not taken within the next decades, we will find ourselves in an Islamic continent.
The dangerous process is caused by the European Muslims, but also by their supporters and weak politicians.

As a result of intensified immigration from Muslims countries and high fertility among Muslims, the demographic forecast is horrendous.

In some countries, the Muslims already started to demand autonomy ruled by the fanatic religious “Sharia” system of law in some regions.
Sooner than we think, the European women will be deprived of their rights and will must wear an Islamic traditional Hijab and even worse.

If you think we must do something to save our European values and culture from the Jaws of Islam – Come and Join us before it’s too late!

Muslims want you to make way for Islam,
but Islam does not make way for you.

The government insists that you respect Islam,
but Islam has no respect for you.

Islam wants to rule, submit, and seeks
to destroy our western civilization.

In 1945, Nazism was defeated in Europe.
In 1989, Communism was defeated in Europe.

Now the Islamic ideology has to be defeated.

* The immediate cessation of any immigration from muslim countries.
* The deportation of all illegal muslim immigrants residing in Europe.
* Islamic schools and institutions all over Europe must be closed.
* A complete prohibition of wearing any Islamic traditional clothing
* and Save the European Culture and Values !

BY :

lObservateurDeThrace le 22 févr. 2010

What is the Capital of Israel?

—-Mitt Romney in Jerusalem Delivers Strong Speech in Support of Israel; Warns Iran – Complete Video :

Beyond the Cusp

There appears to be some a misconception about which city is the actual Capital City of Israel. The question is most often between Jerusalem, where the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament is located along with the Prime Minister and the Presidential residences, and Tel Aviv, where the overwhelming numbers of foreign governments have placed their embassies. What is interesting is to look throughout history and determine what cities have served as the Capital City or the center of power in Israeli history from ancient times and in the present. Hevron, now spelled Hebron on most maps and articles referencing it, was King David’s first capital city of Judah which he transferred to Jerusalem once the twelve tribes had been united under one banner as a single national entity. Hevron was also the lands where Abraham settled when called by the L0rd to leave the house of his family and travel to…

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Swiss islamic leaders defends stoning of women. SE:N3




Swiss islamic leaders defends stoning of women

A Vision Of The Swiss Muslim Brotherhood ..

Hani  Ramadan

Hani Saed Ramadan was born, on 06/02/1959, in Geneva, Switzerland and is a Swiss Muslim citizen. He is the grandson of Hassan al-Bana, one of the founders of the Muslims Brotherhood in Egypt and the older brother of Tarik Ramadan.


In 1990 Hani  Ramadan became a PhD in Geneva University. Since 1995 Hani  Ramadan is the Imam and the director of the Islamic Centre of Geneva, where he befriended the secret Swiss convert agent Claude Covassi, who helped to foil the Geneva El Al Plot, originally scheduled to 12/2005.


In 1998 Hani  Ramadan and brother Tarik both were refused passage to France for alleged ties to terror groups (Hani was also denied an Egyptian visa in 1999).


On 12/19/2002 Hani  Ramadan was fired from his post as an Islamic teacher by the canton of Geneva for his controversial remarks published in the French newspaper ‘Le Monde’ in 09/2002.


In the article, Hani  Ramadan defended death by stoning for adultery as set out in Islamic Shariaa law. He also said that believers were protected from being infected with Aids. Unlike non-believers and sinners, they could only be infected through a botched blood transfusion.


On 04/04/2003 Swiss court annulled a government decision to sack Hani  Ramadan from his job as a high school French language teacher in Geneva. On 03/15/2004 an administrative tribunal ordered the state to return Ramadan to his post. The state refuses, but offered Ramadan any number of jobs away from children, which Hani  Ramadan refused.


In 05/2005, the courts again demanded the State return Hani  Ramadan to his post. Geneva ignored the request, but agreed to disburse his regular salary ($9,700 per month in today’s dollars) to cover the period of his inactivity, and throughout the foreseeable future.


On 01/16/2008, Hani  Ramadan agreed to abandon his wish for reappointment, in exchange for two years’ salary, or about $230,000.



Foreign In Our Own Land, Where Can We Take Refuge ?




Foreign In Our Own Land, Where Can We Take Refuge ?

Is there still an Islam Free, World ?!

Racial Tensions in Multi-Cultural Britain :


Here An English Lad… Flee To America… Listen.. :

Why are we letting Muslims take over our culture and civilization ? – I agree with Pat Condell.


Well May Be Here Funny It’s Call “Deception” .. Deception island – Antarctica

No Sharia 4 Antarctica ..yet..    No Claims From The Qoran.. ok..    No Obama…Al right !

Here The United People Of Antarctica declare “We The People…

The United People Of Antarctica declare “We The People…



Obama administration and mainstream media’s failure to identify radical Islam as the enemy in the War on Terror.WHY?




Obama administration and mainstream media’s failure to identify radical Islam as the enemy in the War on Terror.WHY?

Projet de mosquée: une indifférence libérale dévastatrice / Mosque project: a liberal indifference devastating

Projet de mosquée: une indifférence libérale dévastatrice

Jeden Montag vergeben wir eine Carte Blanche. Heute publizieren wir eine Replik von Saïda Keller-Messahli, Präsidentin des Forums für einen Fortschrittlichen Islam, auf den Blog von Claudia Blumer.

Tous les lundis, nous donnons carte blanche à un politicien ou à une personnalité suisse. Aujourd’hui, Saïda Keller-Messahli, présidente du Forum pour un islam progressiste, répond à un précédent article du Politblog sur la construction d’une mosquée en région bernoise par le Conseil central islamique.

«Le Conseil central islamique doit construire sa mosquée» (lire l’article sur le Politblog 24 heures ou le Politblog Tribune de Genève): rien que ce titre suggère une myopie hallucinante dans cette affaire, comme s’il s’agissait de la construction d’une cabane à outils sur un mayen isolé.

Il n’est dit nulle part qu’il s’agit en réalité d’un groupe de Suisses salafistes, qui prévoient de construire l’une des plus grandes mosquées d’Europe à un endroit bien visible et très fréquenté, tout près du grand centre commercial Westside. Sans dire non plus que cette mosquée est financée par des émirs du pétrole fondamentalistes et qu’elle ne vise rien moins que de provoquer ouvertement la population suisse, y compris la majorité de ses musulmans.

Les principaux critères de Mme Blumer semblent être l’emploi et le bénéfice, et négligent totalement la question du contenu des événements qui se tiendraient à cet endroit. Selon cette logique, c’est le seul marché libre qui doit décider si nous voulons aider le salafisme – le courant de l’islam le plus destructeur pour la personne humaine, comme nous le voyons en Arabie saoudite et contre lequel des millions de personnes luttent actuellement dans les pays arabes – à s’implanter en Suisse. Et le marché ne s’y oppose pas: cela crée du bénéfice pour le secteur de la construction et le tourisme.

Cette façon de penser présuppose que tout ce que le marché exige doit être regardé avec bienveillance, quelles qu’en soient les répercussions sur le plan éthique et socio-politique. Et celles-ci vont bien au-delà des craintes exprimées – et, je l’admets, relativement accessoires – du «bruit, de la concurrence pour les commerces locaux et du bétonnage des espaces verts».

Mme Blumer relève dans le radicalisme des salafistes un «créneau libre du marché» que nous devrions exploiter sans arrière-pensée, négligeant le fait que nous privilégions ainsi un système de valeurs qui pourrait menacer les fondements de notre Etat pluraliste. C’est précisément ce détachement «libéral» destructeur qui contribue aux maux de notre monde actuel: sacrifions sans scrupules nos idéaux sur l’autel des marchés – l’essentiel, c’est que l’argent rentre!

Il faut résolument résister à cette récupération de l’islam par des Suisses radicaux convertis qui revendiquent le monopole de l’interprétation de la religion

Je conviens aisément que la Suisse manipule beaucoup d’argent, qui n’a pas toujours été gagné par des moyens très honorables. Mais la longue histoire des scandales de l’or nazi et du blanchiment d’argent nous permet de ne plus continuer sur la même voie. Bien plus, nous devrions avoir tiré des leçons de ces affaires et demander d’où provient l’argent et qui va prendre de l’influence ici, au lieu d’attendre que les autorités de lutte contre le blanchiment d’argent, armées de leurs sous-effectifs chroniques, découvrent par hasard des liens avec le terrorisme.

Le fait que tous les organes représentatifs du culte musulman s’accordent à dire que le Conseil central islamique, une organisation salafiste gérée par des convertis suisses, a une action néfaste à long terme pour les musulmans de Suisse ne semble pas non plus préoccuper Mme Blumer. Pas plus que le but avéré de Nicolas Blancho de créer une société parallèle avec ses convertis. Pour l’auteur, la perspective des millions du Qatar et du Koweït est bien plus importante, peu importe qui sont ces investisseurs et pourquoi ils cherchent à étendre leur influence et leur pouvoir.

C’est précisément à cette occasion que la population suisse, et en particulier sa composante musulmane, doit résolument résister à cette récupération de l’islam par des Suisses radicaux convertis qui revendiquent le monopole de l’interprétation de la religion et défendre les principes de notre société libre et de notre constitution, au lieu d’avoir les yeux rivés sur la rentabilité.

Saïda Keller-Messahli ist Präsidentin des Forums für einen Fortschrittlichen Islam. Die gebürtige Tunesierin lebt in Zürich.

Tunisienne d’origine vivant à Zurich, présidente du Forum pour un islam progressiste.

Mosque project: a liberal indifference devastating : Every Monday we give carte blanche to a politician or a Swiss personality. Today, Saida Keller-Messahli, president of the Forum for a progressive Islam, responds to a previous article of Politblog on the construction of a mosque in the Bern region by the Central Islamic Council. “The Central Islamic Council needs to build his mosque” (read the article on the Politblog 24 hours or Politblog Tribune de Geneve): nothing but the title suggests a staggering myopia in this case, as if they were building a tool shed on a mayen isolated. It is nowhere stated that it is actually a group of Swiss Salafists, who plan to build one of the largest mosques in Europe to a prominent and very busy, very close to the great Westside shopping center.

To say either that this mosque is financed by oil sheiks and fundamentalist she does nothing less than to openly provoke the Swiss population, including the majority of its Muslims. The Central Islamic Council, Salafist organization run by Swiss converted, wants to build a large mosque on the outskirts of Bern.

Should it be allowed? (Keystone) The main criteria seem to be Mrs. Blumer employment and earnings, and totally neglect the issue of what events to be held there. According to this logic, it is the only free market to decide whether we want to help Salafism – the stream of Islam’s most destructive for the human person, as we see in Saudi Arabia and against which millions of people struggling currently in Arab countries – to establish themselves in Switzerland.

And the market does not object: it creates profits for the construction sector and tourism. This thinking presupposes that whatever the market demands must be regarded sympathetically, whatever the impact on the ethical and socio-political. And they go well beyond the fears – and, admittedly, relatively accessories – “noise, competition for local businesses and concreting of green spaces.” Ms. Blumer notes from the radical Salafists “niche free market” that we should operate without a second thought, ignoring the fact that we focus and a value system that could threaten the foundations of our pluralistic state.

It is precisely this detachment “liberal” destructive contributes to the ills of our world today: unscrupulous sacrifice our ideals on the altar of the markets – the bottom line is that money back! We must resolutely resist the recovery of Islam converted by Swiss radicals who claim a monopoly on the interpretation of religion I agree that Switzerland easily handles a lot of money, which has not always been won by very honorable. But the long history of scandals of Nazi gold and money laundering we can not continue on the same track.

Moreover, we should have learned from these cases and ask where the money comes from and who will take the influence here, instead of waiting for the authorities to fight against money laundering, armed their chronic understaffing, they come across links to terrorism. The fact that all representative bodies of the Muslim faith agree that the Central Islamic Council, a Salafist organization run by Swiss convert, has a harmful effect in the long term for Muslims in Switzerland do not seem concerned about Ms. Blumer . No more than the avowed purpose of Nicolas Blancho create a parallel society with his converts.

For the author, the prospect of millions of Qatar and Kuwait is much more important, no matter who these investors are and why they seek to extend their influence and power. It is precisely on this occasion that the Swiss population, especially its Muslim component, must resolutely resist the recovery of Islam converted by Swiss radicals who claim a monopoly on the interpretation of religion and uphold the principles of our free society and our constitution, instead of having eyes on profitability.

Money For Nothing And The Mosque For Free !

Sell Your Soil, Sell Your Soul !

This Is Israel :

Live Israel Live !

Beyond the Cusp

The overbearing conversation claims that the anger, terrorism and all other forms of violence perpetrated by the “Palestinians” is due to their historic homeland having been stolen and occupied by the Israelis, the Jews. This is a deception which anybody with even a modicum of knowledge of ancient history already knows the truth but let’s go over it once again. The Palestinians are of Arab origins and arrived in the areas around Israel in the seventh century during the Arab Islamic conquests which eventually stalled in Tours, France and Venice, Italy reaching into India in the east and southern Russia in the north. The area around what today includes Israel, Gaza, Judea and Samaria (West Bank), and areas east of the Jordan were known long before they arrived as Israel and Judea. Israel was conquered by the Babylonians leaving the Jewish territories called Judea. The area remained known as Judea…

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Political Islam Is Already On Our Soil !!!

Political Islam Is Already On Our Soil !!!

The Evil Amongst Us !!!

In The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek explained incontrovertibly that attempts at comprehensive planning by the state will necessarily be rejected or lead to greater and greater totalitarian control, tyranny, and cruelty. This is so because of the need to force people conform to ‘the plan.’ (See especially is chapter “Why the Worst Get on Top.”)

Syria Fundraiser: Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS)

On 16.03.2012, the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) in cooperation with Rabita al-‘Ulama [Muslim Scholar Association] will hold the first national campaign for fundraising for the plight of Syria. More than 25 mosques all over Switzerland have so far signed up for participation.

More information in English:…

Wafa Sultan Blasts Islam, Muhammad and Qaradhawi 


Ronald Reagan – Nazism, Communism, Islamism – same fight

Qur’an in Context 1: “Fight Those Who Do Not Believe” (9:29)
The Qur’an is filled with violent passages. Yet Muslims assure us that these passages, when read in context, are peaceful. In this video, we examine the historical, immediate, and extended literary contexts of Surah 9:29, which commands Muslims to “fight those who do not believe in Allah.”

The ethnic cleansing of Bury Park – Luton -England

Imagine what it is like for our weak innocent elderly folk who have no option but sit back and watch through the curtains, as this alien Islamic Kingdom grows within their midst, taking over their streets and community. They cannot get up and move out doing the White Flight like the rest of us, no, our most weak and vulnerable are just left, forced to sit and accept this abomination, watching the take over of their streets and community by this ever advancing and growing Islamic community that brings with it the alien aggressive ways of its sub-human Islamic culture.

The Dark Side of Prophet Muhammad

Zaki Ameen was raised a Muslim and once dedicated his life to Islam, working as an Imam. He then realised how the teachings of Muhammad and the Quran were used to deceive followers, in order to gain control, money and power. Living by the Point of My Spear is his book, revealing shocking evidence against Muhammad. This is a video about Muhammad revealing facts that have been hidden for decades about the so called prophet Muhammad. Muhammad murdered Abi Bin Khalaf Bin Wahab, by stabbing him with his spear for personal revenge, he also murdered Amro Bin Umer. This and more is revealed in ‘The Dark side of Muhammad’ by Zaki Ameen, author of Living by the Point of My Spear. More information is available on The Muhammad video is in English and Arabic.

Ronald Reagan – Nazism, Communism, Islamism – same fight

“Let’s set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace–and you can have it in the next second–surrender.

Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face–that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand–the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for “peace at any price” or “better Red than dead,” or as one commentator put it, he would rather “live on his knees than die on his feet.” And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don’t speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin–just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it’s a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” There is a point beyond which they must not advance.” Winston Churchill said that “the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits–not animals.” And he said, “There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.”

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. “

Ronald Reagan

Hate Israel Day at the U.N.

Hate Israel Day at the U.N.

Arab states attack Israel; UN Watch director Hillel Neuer confronts Richard Falk for his support of racists, terrorists, and 9/11 conspiracists. United Nations Human Rights Council, July 2, 2012.

Published by UN Watch at July 3,

GENEVA,  July 2 – Despite continued killings of civilians in Syria, today the  U.N.’s top human rights body devoted its entire proceedings to its ritual Hate  Israel Day. A  day against Israel is a permanent feature of every council meeting, under its  only country-specific agenda item, entitled “the Human rights situation in  Palestine and other occupied Arab  territories.”

The  meeting opened with Richard Falk, the pro-Hamas 9/11 conspiracist who serves as  the human rights council’s “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights  in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” His report was followed by  detailed status updates on the 2009 Goldstone Report, the 2010 Flotilla Report,  and the developing council inquiry and report into  settlements.

Twenty  states and six non-governmental organizations took the floor this morning. UN  Watch was the only one to challenge Mr. Falk. The full UN summary is here.

Richard  Falk complained that Israel refuses to cooperate with his mandate. He  blamed Israel for provoking violence, emphasizing that Hamas generally does not  retaliate. He called for the council to condemn Israel and commission a “study”  on prolonged occupation. He also called for another World Court advisory  opinion, this time on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian  prisoners.

Palestine said that Israel’s actions could be  considered “ethnic cleansing.” There was “systematic instigation of racism and  hatred” against Palestinian people by the Prime Minister of Israel and religious  and party leaders.

Sudan called on the international  community to pressure Israel to live up to its international obligations.

Iran spoke of the “flagrant violations of the human  rights of Palestinians.”

Syria thanked Falk for his  “bravery.” Israel continually refuses all forms of cooperation with the UN  expert. Syria would welcomes his visit any time, if wishes to visit the  Palestinian brothers living in Syria, over half a million people. Israel’s  occupation remains the main obstacle for peace and stability in the region.

Jordan  for the Arab Group paid tribute to Mr. Falk, and condemned “the  violations carried out by the occupying authority, such as extrajudicial  killings in a systematic manner.”

Cuba accused Israel of  “genocide.”

Libya condemned “acts of torture and abuse  to which Palestinian detainees had been subjected.” The blockade imposed on Gaza  was “a crime against the Palestinian people.”

Saudi Arabia condemned Israel’s “continued and systematic violation of the rights of  the Palestinian people.”

Egypt expressed concern over “the  arrogance that Israel had displayed towards the Council and its refusal to  cooperate with the study of Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian  territories.”


UN  Watch Testimony Delivered  by Hillel  Neuer

Thank  you, Madam  President.

Mr.  Falk, your report states that Israel has refused to cooperate with  your mandate, and urges this council to pay attention to how this harms the  United Nations.

Given that during this time, Israel has invited and received  numerous experts of this council, as well as the High Commissioner, on country  visits, we wish to ask: Is it possible that the problem lies in your  mandate?

The title  of your mandate—Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the  Palestinian territories” —implies a regional jurisdiction that objectively  treats all sides. Yet the actual mandate is to investigate only  “Israel’s violations.”

Indeed, speaking  here on 16 June 2008, you admitted your mandate was open to challenges over  its “bias and one-sidedness.” You added: “Such complaints have considerable  merit.

Similarly, has the impartiality of your mandate been helped by your actions  to grant standing to Hamas—which takes credit for terrorism against civilians,  and whose charter attacks Jews and the United Nations?

Indeed, as reported in  the Ma’an newspaper, the Palestinian Authority itself asked you to  resign, on grounds that—as you stated—they consider you a “partisan of  Hamas.”

Last summer, you published a cartoon showing a bloodthirsty dog wearing a Jewish religious head-covering. The High  Commissioner called this “anti-Semitic” and “objectionable.” British Prime  Minister David Cameron also condemned it.

Speaking in this chamber last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “For  this Human Rights Council to fulfil its mandate, it must be seen as impartial  and fair. It cannot be seen as a place ruled by bias or special interests.”

Referring to you, he stated:

“Recently, there was a Special Rapporteur who suggested there was an  apparent cover-up in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. I  want to tell you, clearly and directly. I condemn this sort of inflammatory  rhetoric. It is preposterous – an affront to the memory of the more than 3,000  people who died in that tragic terrorist attack.”

Finally, you give the cover endorsement to this book which I hold in my  hands, “The Wandering Who,” which is replete with attacks not only against  Israel, but against  Jews and Judaism. The material is so severe that 20 Palestinian activists,  including Omar Barghouti and Ali Abunimah, founder of the Electronic Intifada,  denounced the book and its author for racism and anti-Semitism.

Mr. Falk, are these actions consistent with the principles of the United  Nations? Do they contribute to the objectivity of your mandate, and of this  council?

Thank you, Madam  President.

We Wont Be Silent! : Islam & censorship


We Wont Be Silent!


Islam & censorship

The main victims of Islamic extremists and so-called Islamic governments are their own people. It’s time to stand up to these regimes and self-appointed “Thought-Police” who suppress and oppress their citizens while claiming to act in the name of Islam. They depend on our silence. We must not be silent any more!

Thank you to all participants who submitted clips at very short notice. Names in order of appearance:

1. Roksana Nazneen
2. Taher Khan
3. Sulaiman Vali
4. Farah Shah
5. Mudassir Abbas
6. Hanan
8. Ayesha
9. Chris Roche
10. Ghassan Younis
11. Kiran Fatima
12. Hassan Radwan
13. Kathryn

Links to more information & petitions for cases mentioned in the video:

Hamza Kashgari, Saudi Arabia: 23 year old Muslim, charged with blasphemy for tweeting about Mohammad and women’s status

Alex Aan, Indonesia: 30 year old atheist, charged with blasphemy for saying there is no god on Facebook

Asia Bibi, Pakistan: 45 year old mother of five, sentenced to death for blasphemy for ‘insulting Mohammad’

Yousef Nadarkhani, Iran: 34 year old sentenced to death for apostasy for converting to Christianity

Nabil Karoui, Tunisia: charged with ‘violating sacred values’ for showing the film Persepolis

Saeed Malekpour, Iran: sentenced to death for ‘insulting and desecrating Islam’

Muhammad Samiullah, Pakistan: 17 year old, charged with blasphemy, for ‘derogatory remarks’ about Mohammad on his exams.

Adel Imam, Egypt: comic actor jailed for three months for ‘insulting Islam’

Sarwar Penjweni, Iraqi Kurdistan: threatened for researching Islam and Quranic texts.

Lanja Abdulla, Iraqi Kurdistan: Director of Warvin Foundation for Women Issues threatened at a public meeting for challenging religious authority

14 March 2012: International Day of Action to Defend Blasphemers and Apostates.

On Orwell and the U.N.

On Orwell and the U.N.

Published by UN Watch at July 3, 2012


War is Peace

UN Watch testimony delivered by Hillel Neuer before the U.N. Human Rights Council, July 3, 2012.

Thank you, Mr. President.

This year we mark the 64th anniversary of two monumental texts.

The first is the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Three years after World War II, the founders of this council created the Universal Declaration, in response, as stated in the preamble, to atrocities that shocked the conscience of mankind.  They reaffirmed that every human being has the right to life, the right to be free from torture, persecution and discrimination.

The United Nations must live up to that declaration.

Regrettably, too often in this body we are reminded of another great document from that same year: George Orwell’s classic on totalitarianism, 1984.

The novel portrays a dystopian universe where truth is turned on its head. War is Peace was the slogan.

We were reminded of Orwell most famously when the government of Libyan Col. Muammar Qaddafi was elected chair of the U.N. Human Rights Commission; and then again, only two years ago, when, despite our appeals together with the appeals of Libyan victims, Qaddafi’s regime was elected a member of this council.

We were reminded of Orwell yesterday, in this session. In the book 1984, everyone was forced to undergo a daily Two Minute of Hate.

Yesterday, contrary to the principles of universality and equality, and contrary to the plea of the Secretary-General, one nation was once again singled out for an entire day of vitriol.

And we are reminded of Orwell this week, in the proposal that is before us for a declaration on “the right to peace.” The draft report would recognize a “right to resist and oppose oppressive colonial, foreign occupation.”

That is the language used by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah.

Mr. President,

The notion that War is Peace was an Orwellian slogan. It should not be the law of this council, or of the United Nations. Human rights should not be turned on its head.

Thank you, Mr. President.

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Muslim Brotherhood’s Regional Goals Revealed, While Obama Media Play Down Ties

Muslim Brotherhood’s Regional Goals Revealed, While Obama Media Play Down Ties

July 27, 2012 2:09 pm



The Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan has warned of an “international plot” to overthrow Arab states with Western ties by Islamist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood. The Jerusalem Post report comes as questions linger regarding connections between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood. In a recent article in National Review, terrorism prosecutor Andrew McCarthy documented ties between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Michelle Bachmann recently expressed concern for possible U.S. government infiltration by the Islamist organization in a memo sent to Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison. The Minnesota Congresswoman’s inquiry into the nature of any ties Ellison might have with the organization ignited a left-wing media political backlash.

The comments of the police chief presiding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates show the high national security and foreign policy stakes of such potential connections.

As The Jerusalem Post reported:

There’s an international plot against Gulf states in particular and Arab countries in general…This is preplanned to take over our fortunes,” Khalfan told reporters at a gathering late on Wednesday marking the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

“The bigger our sovereign wealth funds and the more money we put in the banks of Western countries, the bigger the plot to take over our countries…The brothers and their governments in Damascus and North Africa have to know that the Gulf is a red line, not only for Iran but also for the Brothers as well.”

The warnings come as the aftermath of the so-called “Arab Spring,” when numerous Islamist parties gained power and influence across the Middle East.  This is particularly the case in Egypt, where Obama personally intervened in the removal of former President Hosni Mubarak and thereby helped to usher into power the Muslim Brotherhood-connected Mohamed Morsi.

The Obama White House earlier this year hosted the Muslim Brotherhood and bypassed Congress to send $1.5 billion of American taxpayers’ dollars in military aid to the organization. FBI Director Robert Mueller has stated on the record that the Muslim Brotherhood supports terrorism and has significant ties within the United States.

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Obama’s New Islamic World Order

Obama’s New Islamic World Order

Hillary Clinton and Mohammed Morsi

By Daniel Greenfield:

Three years after Obama appeared in Cairo to praise Islam, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Mohammed Morsi, the country’s new Islamist president, and urged the army to turn over power to him.

In three years Egypt had gone from a stabilizing influence and a regional ally to a blossoming Sunni Iran. If Egypt’s transformation had been an isolated incident, it would still have been a foreign policy disaster, but it was actually part of a chain of such transformations with Islamists coming to power in Tunisia, Islamist thugs sweeping across Mali to enforce Sharia law and the Muslim Brotherhood emerging as the dominant force in Syria’s rebel council and likely transitional government under the auspices of Turkey’s AKP Islamist rulers.

Al-Azhar University, which Obama described in his Cairo speech as “a beacon of Islamic learning,” is part of the mechanism by which Coptic Christian women and girls are kidnapped, raped and forced into Islam. It was also this “beacon of Islamic learning” that Dr. Muhammad, the head of its Department of Islamic Preaching and Culture, declared that Jews are the source of all evil.

This is the beacon of the new Islamic world order that Obama’s disastrous pandering enabled. But it began even earlier.

Obama’s first visit outside the hemisphere, after a few obligatory European summits, was to Turkey where he addressed a parliament dominated by Islamists. When Obama arrived in Istanbul, the AKP was working to eliminate Turkish secularism and replace it with its own brand of Islamism. Its attack on the Turkish Constitution was still controversial and many Turkish patriots continued to speak out against it.

Obama assured Turkey’s Islamist leadership that America was not a Christian or Jewish nation, even while hypocritically endorsing Islamist leaders working to transform Turkey into a strictly Muslim nation. His embrace of Prime Minister Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and the AKP parliament provided the Islamists, who had ties to Al-Qaeda and had formed into a coalition a month before the attacks of September 11, with a show of support at a crucial time.

At the Grand National Assembly, Obama praised the AKP’s “reforms,” conveyed his “deep appreciation of the Islamic Faith” and vowed that “our focus will be on what we can do, in partnership with people across the Muslim world, to advance our common hopes and our common dreams.” Those common hopes and dreams would be fulfilled with the Arab Spring.

At a joint conference with Islamist thug Abdullah Gul, Obama went so far as to describe Turkey as a model for the partnership between the United States and the rest of the region. Within a year that model was bearing fruit as “democracy” was being used to advance the Islamist agenda and transform former allies in the region into that same model partnership between American leftists and Middle Eastern Islamists.

Next month, before visiting Cairo and meeting Mubarak, Obama visited Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to King Abdullah. The visit to the Saudi Kingdom before a high profile speech to the Muslim world sent a clear message, just as the visit to Turkey had. Before speaking to the Muslim world, Obama showed off his Islamist influences by paying court to two Islamist regimes.

As Obama bowed his head, the Saudi monarch hung the Order of Abdul Aziz al Saud around his neck. The golden chain of the order that was placed around Obama’s neck was decorated with the crossed swords representing the House of Saud and the House of Wahhab. On the order were the words, “Pioneer of Islamic Solidarity.”

The swords of Islamic solidarity in the region were the Islamist parties that Obama began empowering as he moved from Turkey to Egypt. Erdogan ordered Egyptian leader Mubarak to step down and dutifully that day Obama followed suit. Erdogan gathered up the Syrian National Council in Istanbul, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, and Obama endorsed the SNC and ordered the CIA to assist its weapons smuggling operation.

When the Islamist Al-Nahda Party took power in Tunisia, replacing a formerly moderate and pro-American government, Obama phoned to congratulate Hamadi Jebali and expressed his support for Tunisia’s “inclusive transition.” A month earlier Jebali had proclaimed at a victory rally, “My brothers, you are at a historic moment in a new cycle of civilization, Allah willing. We are the Sixth Caliphate.”

Hamadi Jebali then declared that the liberation of Jerusalem would begin from Tunisia and claimed to be a righteous Caliph guided by signs from Allah. (If Obama congratulated him on this latter feat there is no mention of it in the White House readout.)

Tunisia, like Turkey and Egypt, had gone from being moderate and pro-Western to a Jihadist state run by Islamists drunk on apocalyptic visions of empire. And all of it had happened with Obama’s support and approval. Where the mobs didn’t do their job, Obama did it for them.

Obama did it for them in Libya, as discussed in my pamphlet, “The Great Betrayal” and his next target is Syria. The unification of Egypt and Syria was an old objective for both countries and had already taken place before on a temporary basis. Now that the Muslim Brotherhood has Egypt, it also must have Syria to recreate an Islamic version of the United Arab Republic. If the Brotherhood succeeds in overthrowing the Jordanian monarchy, there will be a golden Sunni Islamist chain stretching from North Africa down to the Persian Gulf and up to Turkey.

Obama’s backing for the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria will mean the fall of the last major non-Islamist regional power. With Iran and Iraq governed by Shiite Islamists, and Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia ruled by Sunni Islamists—Syria is the last great prize. Its conventional and unconventional weapons and its territory offer great rewards for either the Sunni Islamists, who will be able to push toward Iran, or the Shiite Islamists who will push toward Turkey.

This deadly tug of war is a crucial point in the rise of an Islamic regional order, and it is a tug of war in which Obama intends to play the definitive role. Obama paid tribute to Islamist tyrants in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, he helped orchestrate the fall of Egypt and now as the election approaches, the last missing piece in Jebali’s Sixth Caliphate of the new Islamic world order is almost within his grasp.

“The Great Betrayal” demonstrated the disastrous consequences of Obama’s wars; but his betrayal of American national security, regional minorities and women to Islamists through diplomatic pandering and appeasement is even worse than his wars.

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…Still burned Christian homes in Egypt!…

Egyptian Muslims – once again – burned the homes of Egyptian Coptic Christians. It happened near Cairo, after a new challenge – one more – a Muslim against a Christian. These clashes – in which Muslims were throwing Molotov cocktails – left several people injured. Copts make up 10% of the 82 million Egyptians. They are discriminated against, and killings have been covered by numerous deadly attacks in recent years.



In 2010, a terrorist release of a Christmas mass killed six Copts.    In 2011, the night of New Year has been bloodied by an attack against a church of Alexandria, who made an attack twenty people. Muslims regularly burn the houses of Copts during clashes anti-Christian murderers. Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring – Winter in the meantime become Islamic – Muslim fundamentalists are showing more and more hate against Jews and to Christians, both in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Des musulmans égyptiens ont – une fois encore – incendié les habitations de chrétiens coptes égyptiens. Cela s’est passé à proximité du Caire, après une nouvelle provocation – une de plus – d’un musulman contre un chrétien. Ces affrontements – au cours desquels les musulmans ont lancé des cocktails Molotov – ont fait plusieurs blessés. Les Coptes représentent 10% des 82 millions d’Egyptiens. Ils sont victimes de discriminations, d’assassinats et ont été visés par de nombreuses attaques meurtrières ces dernières années. En 2010, un attentat à la sortie d’une messe de Noël a tué six Coptes.


En 2011, la nuit du nouvel An a été ensanglantée par un attentat contre une église d’Alexandrie, attentat qui a fait une vingtaine de morts. Des musulmans incendient régulièrement des maisons de Coptes au cours de heurts anti-chrétiens meurtriers. Depuis le début du soi-disant printemps arabe – entre temps devenu hiver islamique…

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NEW ISLAMIST DELIRIUM – Video: The President of Egypt, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, said he was insulted by a Jewish video …

The Arab media expressed the opinion that a video made to mark the innocent young of 9 Av was actually secretly designed to insult the new President of Egypt, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi. The video produced by the Institute of the Temple in Jerusalem was made to commemorate the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, when the two Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed. Although the day this year falls Shabat (Saturday), fasting is delayed and therefore did not begin until nightfall on Saturday night and continues through Sunday evening. The video has had some success in recent days. It depicts children on the beach trying to build, sand, a model of the Third Temple to come, calling their father to visit him. The video ends with a message to adults: “children are ready. ” Morsi has complained about a video segment in which we see briefly the children’s father, seeing the building they have built, dropping his newspaper of surprise. The newspaper falls and folds down to show a blurred image of the face of Morsi, what the Egyptians interpreted as an attempt to curb Jewish aspirations for an Islamist complete domination of the Temple Mount, a central theme of the campaign Morsi. The Temple Institute denies that the photo was intentional, saying that Morsi appeared in numerous articles at the time the video was shot, and the image of his face on this page is purely coincidental. The institute added that neither Morsi, nor Egypt are part of the story picked up by this video. The video was released six days ago and has attracted over 200,000 views, and the attention of several media outlets in Arabic. Radical Islamists, especially imams preaching on the Temple Mount itself, said in recent years a Jewish Temple never existed on Mt.Muslims in general are trying to systematically destroy any vestige of Jewish presence on the Temple Mount. To see the VIDEO, click here: Read more … (Source : )ANYWAY, they knew they were MUSLIMS HAVE STOLEN THE PLACE TO JUDAISM’S MOST HOLY AND JEWS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE TO PAY THEM, THEIR WITNESSES forfeiture – also with the rest of the world, which to “deflate” miserably to prove the truth thieves – THE FACT TO BE STILL TO TESTIFY!THEREFORE ALL good excuse to accuse Israel! LONG LIVE ISRAEL  AND VERY SOON THE 3rd TEMPLE, WHERE IT WILL BE HELD, no offense to the oppressors of the FREE WORLD AND ENEMIES OF PEACE!

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Les medias arabes expriment l’avis qu’une vidéo innocente réalisée pour marquer le jeune du 9 Av a en fait été secrètement conçue pour insulter le nouveau président de l’Egypte, l’islamiste Mohamed Morsi.

La vidéo produite par l’institut du Temple à Jérusalem a été réalisée pour commémorer le neuvième jour du mois hébreu de Av, lorsque les deux Temples de Jérusalem ont été détruits. Bien que cette journée tombe cette année Shabat (samedi), le jeûne est retardé et n’a donc pas commencé avant la tombée de la nuit, samedi soir, et se poursuit jusque dimanche soir.

La vidéo a eu un certain succès ces derniers jours. Elle dépeint des enfants sur la plage en train de construire, en sable, un modèle du Troisième Temple à venir, appelant leur père à venir le voir. La vidéo se termine par un message aux adultes : « les enfants sont prêts. »

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Iran Strikes Again by Alex Traiman + IRANIUM FILM

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At least seven are dead and dozens are injured as a suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying Israelis on vacation in Bulgaria near the Black Sea. Immediate links are already being drawn to Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran and their terror proxy Hezbollah of being behind yesterday’s attacks, but he is not the only one who has identified the link.

While Iranian State Television called the accusations, “ridiculous” and “sensational,” others with alleged ties to the Iranian government are not as quick to deny the connections.

“The government in Tehran is a very likely suspect,” said Trita Parsi, regime supporter and founder and president of the National Iranian American Council. “It appears that Tehran has shifted its focus to softer targets.” Noting the logic of such a strategy, Parsi added that, “Targeting unwitting tourists is much easier than security-conscious officials.”

The murderous attack came 18 years to the day after the horrific bombing of the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) that killed 85 and injured hundreds on July 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires. It was the deadliest bombing in Argentina’s history.

After an extensive investigation, Argentina’s Chief Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman formally charged Iran and Hezbollah for the bombing stating, “We deem it proven that the decision to carry out an attack July 18, 1994 on the AMIA was made by the highest authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran which directed Hezbollah to carry out the attack.”

Just two years earlier, the Iranian sponsored Islamic Jihad Organization and Hezbollah took credit for bombing the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. That attack killed 29 and injured 242.

Following the 1994 attack, prosecutors in Argentina called for the arrest of several Iranian officials, including Iran’s President at the time, Ali Rafsanjani – also commonly credited as the father of Iran’s nuclear weapon’s program.

Like the previous attacks, yesterday’s strike in Bulgaria was not an isolated incident. Iran has continued a decades-long pattern of attacking its enemies beyond its own borders. Not all the attacks have been successful.

Parsi notes that Iran has been behind several less sophisticated attacks during the past year. “Amateurish attacks did occur in Thailand, and Indian police have accused Iran of being behind a failed assassination attempt of the Israeli ambassador’s wife in New Delhi. Iranian agents have also been arrested in Kenya.”

Iran has not limited its terror activities solely to Jewish and Israeli targets.
In October, 2011, a plot to assassinate a Saudi Diplomat at a restaurant in Washington, DC was foiled by law enforcement. The plot included plans to strike at two embassies in America’s capital city. Iran denied any connections to the plot, but Attorney General Eric Holder called the attempt a “flagrant violation of U.S. and international law,” and stated that, “The United States is committed to holding Iran accountable for its actions.”

Yet Iran is barely being held accountable.

For nearly two decades, Iran has sat atop the U.S. State Department’s short list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism.” Iran is joined on the list by noted actors Cuba, Sudan and Syria. Of those state terror sponsors, Iran has been continuously been designated as the most active.

Iran is on the list with good reason. Many remember some of Iran’s most devastating terror attacks against Americans.

On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs targeting American and French military installations in Beirut Lebanon killed 299, including 241 Americans. At the time, it was the single deadliest attack on US interests since World War II. The attack was carried out by Hezbollah, a terror organization that was conceived and continues to be funded by Tehran.

In the 1990’s, Iran continued its terror assault. On June 25, 1996, a truck bomb killed 19 Americans when it exploded at the Khobar Towers military housing complex in Saudi Arabia. After a three-year investigation, the FBI concluded that Iran was behind the attack.

In addition to these isolated attacks, Iran was a primary force behind the insurgencies against US forces in Iraq. According to the State Department, Iran provided “lethal support, including weapons, training, funding, and guidance, to Iraqi Shia militant groups that target U.S. and Iraqi forces,” and supplied militants with “Iranian-produced advanced rockets, sniper rifles, automatic weapons, and mortars that have killed Iraqi and Coalition Forces, as well as civilians,” and provided militants with “the capability to assemble explosives designed to defeat armored vehicles.”

As Michael Ledeen, featured in the award-winning documentary Iranium noted in an interview for the film, “Iran has been at war with America for over thirty years.”
When you begin to consider the scope of Iran’s violent attacks against Western interests, coupled with statements such as, “Israel is a cancerous tumor” that needs to be removed, and “the countdown to the demise of America’s demonic power has begun,” you begin to understand that the Iranian regime would use whatever tools it has at its disposal to strike its self-stated enemies.

This is what makes Iran’s development of nuclear weapons so dangerous. Notwithstanding the fact that Iran’s clandestine nuclear program is completely illegal, nuclear weapons in the hands of the world’s greatest terror sponsors could have cataclysmic consequences.

There is little reason to assume that Iran – a country that strikes Western interests whenever and wherever they can find them; has killed thousands of Americans and Israelis; and openly calls for the destruction of two nations – would not use nuclear weapons if it came to acquire them.

And the possible methods to deliver such a blast, including infiltrations by terrorists wherever they may be are too numerous to protect against. Today, Iranian terror proxies can be found across Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, Mexico and even inside the United States.

Yet the punishments America has inflicted in response to Iran’s illegal and violent actions have simply not fit the crimes they continue to commit.

Sanctions legislation, while improving, has yet to formally cripple the Iranian economy or get Iran to give up its nuclear pursuits. And leading nations of the world, including the United States – that should be thoroughly fed up with Iran’s belligerence – continue to search for ways to reach common ground and negotiate with Iran, in the vain and misguided hope of convincing this rogue regime to give up it’s nuclear program.

The documentary Iranium covers in-depth the history of the Iranian regime, ideology, sponsorship of terror, nuclear development, and western incompetence in identifying and dealing with the threats.

Today, as we mourn the deaths of innocent civilians, the film remains as important as ever. And while millions across the world have seen the film, millions more have not. Iranium is a comprehensive and emotive tool that enables Americans to fully understand the nature and scope of the threats that Iran continues to pose.

The film struck a chord with officials within the Iranian regime who went out of their way to block it’s screening, and repeatedly denounced the documentary during foreign ministry press conferences in Tehran.

If you have not yet watched the film, please do so by clicking on the player below. If you have watched the film, please pass it along to others. It is only through understanding the nature of the threats we face that will enable us to defeat them.

Alex Traiman is the Director of the award-winning documentary IRANIUM. The documentary is now available

Pot of gold discovered in 13th century castle of Richard the Lionheart and his Crusaders…

Priceless pot of gold discovered in 13th century castle of Richard the Lionheart and his Crusaders… and there may be more

  • The coins are the first discovery of their kind in Israel
  • Richard I beat Muslim leader Saladin’s army on the spot in 1191
  • Stronghold was in use from 1241 until its destruction in 1265
  • Just two of the 108 gold dinars could have provided for an extended family of 12 to 24 people for a month

thousand-year-old pot of gold coins has been found hidden under the floor of a 13th century Crusader castle on the spot where Richard the Lionheart defeated Saladin.The 108 ancient coins, one of the biggest collections found in Israel, were in a ceramic pot buried beneath a tile floor of the clifftop coastal ruins at Arsuf.Professor Oren Tal, an archaeologist at Tel Aviv University, said: ‘It is a rare find. We do not have a lot of gold that had been circulated by the Crusaders.’

Glinting: The 108 ancient coins found under the ruins form one of the biggest collections ever discovered in Israel

Glinting: The 108 ancient coins found under the ruins form one of the biggest collections ever discovered in Israel

The gold was found at a ruined castle in Arsuf, pictured

The gold was found at a ruined castle in Arsuf, pictured

Arsuf, also known as Apollonia, overlooks the Mediterranean, and was the site where Richard I beat Muslim leader Saladin’s army on 7 September 1191.

The stronghold is located between the ancient ports of Jaffa and Caesarea and was in use from 1241 until its destruction in 1265.

The coins, mainly dinars (Islamic coins), date to the Fatimid Period of 900 to 1100 AD and were discovered by a university student during a dig.

They bear the names of sultans and blessings, and usually include a date and a mint name, which indicates where each one was struck.

Prof Tal said: ‘The scientific value is unprecedented. This is the first hoard of gold coins we have in Israel that we can date to the Crusader period.’

He believes the coins provide a vital clue to how large-scale economic transactions were made in a time of great historical importance, when the world’s two greatest cultures clashed.

Prof Tal said: ‘They were not afraid to use older coins in order to complete large transactions and run large-scale businesses.’

He believes this ‘pot of gold’ may be one of several hidden in the castle, remnants of Arsuf’s role as a business centre where industrial and agricultural goods were traded.

The discovery adds to the debate over gold circulation during the time of the Crusades – which were a series of military incursions into the region to establish Christianity.

It puts Fatimid-period coins, minted by Egyptian Sultans in the 10th and 11th centuries, in a Crusader context.

The old fort of Apolonia Herzelia
Aerial photograph of the castle of Arsuf

Digging for victory: Arsuf, also known as Apollonia, overlooks the Mediterranean, and was the site where Richard I beat Muslim leader Saladin’s army on 7 September 1191

Their use of gold from an earlier period is somewhat surprising, given that societies usually mint their own coins, for public relations reasons as well as economics.

Treasure: Richard the Lionheart's stronghold was in use from 1241 until its destruction in 1265

Treasure: Richard the Lionheart’s stronghold was in use from 1241 until its destruction in 1265

Minting coins shows a culture has the wealth and ability to make its own currency, according to Prof Tal, feeding into a sense of independence and collective identity.

Although priceless, the cash value of the coins is difficult to pin down, he said.

A document found in the Cairo Genizah, a collection of Jewish manuscript fragments found in the Egyptian capital, hints at the worth of the hoard, suggesting that just two of the gold dinars could provide for an extended family of 12 to 24 people for a month.

Prof Tal said Arsur is a perfect time capsule due to its short period of occupation.

The findings from the castle, which also include pottery, glass and metal objects, arrowheads, and catapult stones, are a window into a different time.

They help researchers develop a working knowledge of the material culture of the Crusaders, and provide clues to interactions between the Islamic and Christian worlds.

The seigniory [authority] of Arsur was leased to the Military Order of the Hospitallers in 1261. The Order originally arrived in the Holy Land in the 12th century as a group of orderlies serving European pilgrims.

As evidenced by their use of the castle as a storage place for their profits, Arsur was one of their most important strongholds.

In 1265, the castle was attacked by the Egyptian Sultan Baybars, and after withstanding a forty day siege, the castle was eventually conquered. It has remained uninhabited ever since.

Famous battles: The Christian king took on the Muslim Sultan Saladin for control of Jerusalem and the coastal region to its north. Pictured, Channel 4 programme Lionheart

Famous battles: The Christian king took on the Muslim Sultan Saladin for control of Jerusalem and the coastal region to its north. Pictured, Channel 4 programme Lionheart

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