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Compare Obama’s Rosh HaShanah and Eid-ul-Fitr Messages [Video]

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

President Barack Obama laced his annual Rosh HaShanah greetings with political overtones, in stark contrast to his message to Muslims last July on their Eid-ul-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

President Obama reminded Jews that the “Book of Life is open.” Assuming a posture as a Jew, he added:

As millions of Jews ask God to inscribe their names in that Book we recognize how much lies beyond our control.

It was a pointed reminder to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that besides God, there also is President Obama who pulls the strings when it comes to world affairs, such as the nuclear agreement with Iran.

The President then preached peace, which he said is “hard, but right now the book is open.  Not just for God but for us.”

That is a theme that was totally absent from his speech to Muslims in July, when he noted:

The end of Ramadan is a time to reflect spiritually, build communally, and aid those in need. While Eid marks the end of Ramadan, it marks a new beginning for each individual – a reason to celebrate and express gratitude on this holiday.

President Obama then devoted nearly half of his greeting to talk about how millions of Muslims go to mosques for prayers and then have “festive gatherings, gift exchanges, and feasts among friends, neighbors and families.”

He emphasized how “the diversity of traditions paint the vibrant images we see from around the world capturing the spirit and excitement of Eid – colorful dresses or white garments decorating the masses of people standing in lines for prayer, lanterns and ornaments lighting up bazaars and neighborhoods, intricate henna designs painted on hands of young girls and women, and an abundance of delectable foods and aromatic cuisines.”

Then he boasted that Eid-ul-Fitr now is a an official holiday in New York City public schools, and he praised Muslims for helping to raise money “for  the churches burned in the wake of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina” by a white racist.

The greeting to Muslims was absent of any reference to radical Muslim violence, peace in the Middle East, or the nuclear threat from Iran. It was a typical patronizing greeting made by every leader to partisan groups.

Now let’s go back to 2009 for President Obama’s first Rosh HaShanah greetings:

I want to extend my warmest wishes for this New Year. L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu – may you have a good year, and may you be inscribed for blessing in the Book of Life….

At the dawn of this New Year, let us rededicate ourselves to that work. Let us reject the impulse to harden ourselves to others’ suffering, and instead make a habit of empathy – of recognizing ourselves in each other and extending our compassion to those in need.

Let us resist prejudice, intolerance, and indifference in whatever forms they may take — let us stand up strongly to the scourge of anti-Semitism, which is still prevalent in far too many corners of our world….

And let us work to achieve lasting peace and security for the state of Israel, so that the Jewish state is fully accepted by its neighbors, and its children can live their dreams free from fear.

All of that was absent from this year’s greeting, which also did not mention anti-Semitism and certainly not anti-Zionism, lest he prompt reminders that Iran’s idea of peace is a world without Israel.

President Obama was elected on a motto of “change.”

He has fulfilled his promise.

He indeed has changed.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

Towering Crane Collapses on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

At least 107 people died Friday in Saudi Arabia at the holiest site in Islam, when a towering construction crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Authorities estimated the number of injured to be at least 238 as of Saturday.

The crane toppled over during a violent rainstorm, a disaster which came just ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage which starts later this month.

Hana Levi Julian

Arabs Start “Prayer” Battle in Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

On Saturday night, in the middle of the reading of Eicha, the Book of Lamentation, that is read on the night of Tisha B’Av, the Arab muezzin began blasting out Islamic prayers on the microphone in the mosque the Arabs built on top of the Jewish holy site of the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

Access to the Tomb of the Patriarchs is shared by the Muslims and Jews, each getting separate hours and days, depending on the holidays and day of the week.

It was not the time for Islamic prayers, and the muezzin put the volume on maximum, which put a complete stop to Jewish nighttime reading of Lamentations, which is read in remembrance of the destruction of the two Jewish Temples in Jerusalem.

Jewish worshipers called the police, who did nothing, until Jewish youths then locked the muezzin in his room, so he couldn’t leave.

At which point police arrived and clashed began between the Israeli police and… the Jewish worshipers.

Police arrested a number of Jews.

Jewish Press News Briefs

ISIS Giving Away Young Girls as Prizes in Qur’an Competition

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Terrorists from Da’esh (ISIS) have come up with a new way to pump up enthusiasm in the ranks.

A Qur’an (Koran) Contest offers a “beautiful young girl” to tempt group members to compete for the top three grand prizes, “or at least a few hundred dollars” to be awarded as seven consolation prizes.

The beautiful young girls and teenagers are prisoners that are being held as sex slaves by Islamic State.

This Qur'an Competition for Ramadan 1436 / 2015 to Ramadan 1437 / 2016, held to "inspire" ISIS fighters, offers a "beautiful young girl" as the Grand Prize for the top winner.

This Qur’an Competition for Ramadan 1436 / 2015 to Ramadan 1437 / 2016, held to “inspire” ISIS fighters, offers a “beautiful young girl” as the Grand Prize for the top winner.

The contest, which began last week on the first day of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, ends on the 20th of Ramadan. The announcement of the winners will be on the 21st of Ramadan, while the awards will be distributed on the night of Eid al-Fitr.

The notice about the contest, which according to the Hebrew-language PZM website was posted on Twitter, read as follows:

‘Soldiers of the Islamic State, Commanders and Troops, Greetings and salutations upon the advent of Ramadan, May it be the will of Allah to accept our fasts and prayers May Allah protect us all from the fires of hell.

Da’wa institutions and mosques hereby declare the opening of the Qur’an memorization competition, To include the following traditions (chapters):

Surat Al-Anfal (Surah prey), (Surah a-Ta’uvah) Surat Muhmad, and Surat Patikha (Surat opening). The competition will be held from 1 Ramadan 1436 to 21 Ramadan 1437.

Those who wish to participate may register at the following mosques: Mosque of Abu Bakr, Mosque of Osama Bin Laden, Mosque of Abu Musab a-Zarqawi (senior Al Qaeda official, the founder of ISIS assassinated in Iraq in 2006), and the Al Taqwa Mosque.

Allah willing, winners will be chosen between 21 Ramadan 1436 and 27 Ramadan 1437.

Competition Prizes:
Grand Prize Winner: ‘Sabia’ (a young girl)
Second Prize: Teenage girl
Third Prize: Teenage girl
Fourth place: 100,000 Syrian pounds ($530)
Fifth place: 90,000 Syrian pounds ($477)
Sixth place: 80,000 Syrian pounds ($424)
Seventh place: 70,000 Syrian pounds ($370)
Eighth place: 60,000 Syrian pounds ($317)
Ninth place: 50,000 Syrian pounds ($265)
Tenth place: 50,000 Syrian pounds ($265)

We ask Allah the Great to ease and help you on your way in serving Him as He desires.
Da’wa Institutions and Mosques

Hana Levi Julian

ISIS Says it Blew Up Saudi Mosque

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Islamic State took responsibility for a suicide bombing in Saudi Arabia.

The attack killed 21 people inside a Shiite Mosque in the village of al-Qudaih in Eastern Province.

102 people were injured.

Shiites are a minority in Saudi Arabia.

Islamic State also claimed responsibility for a bombing outside a San’a mosque in Yemen that killed 15 people.

Jewish Press News Briefs

PA Arabs Blame ‘Settlers’ for Burning a Mosque

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Arabs in a village north of Ramallah Wednesday morning accused Jews of setting fire to a local mosque in the pre-dawn hours, causing heavy damage to the first floor.

The village mayor said firefighters saved the rest of the building from serious damage.

There is no evidence that Jews were responsible for the fire, and there was no graffiti, but the mayor said he is sure “settlers” lit the match, as they allegedly did two years ago at another mosque in the village.

He took the opportunity to blame Jews for destroying olive trees.

“Only Jewish settlers would do this,” said the mayor, Faraj al-Naasan.

That is not always true because videos in the past have proven that Arabs often hack away at their own olive trees, usually ones that are too old to produce much fruit, and then blame Jews.

There are a few dozen Jewish hotheads who are capable of making trouble for everyone, Arabs and Jews alike, but in this case, there is a possibility that a short-circuit caused the fire. The Arabs said they had checked the electricity and there were no problems.

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

US Plays Down Oklahoma Beheading as Muslim Terror

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

American media and officials are trying hard to convince everyone that the madman who beheaded a woman in Oklahoma last week was just another weird murderer and had not connection with Islamic terror although he attended a local mosque where preachers often incited against Israel.

The murder suspect was identified as Alton Nolen, who was shot and wounded before he could attack other people after he went berserk at a company where he had worked before being fired.

MSNBC headlined “No evidence Oklahoma beheading linked to terrorism, police say.”

The FBI has second thoughts and now is investigating if Nolen’s connections to Islam were linked to the murder.

Radical Islam cannot be indicted by guilt through association, but the fact is that Nolen attended the Masjid An-Nasr mosque in Oklahoma City, where preachers often spewed hate against Israel, including the usual accusation that the Zionists are trying to dig under the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in order to cause it to collapse.

American Muslims immediately distanced Islam from the beheading, the cherished custom of the ISIS terrorist group.

Nolen shouted Islamic phrase while attacking, according to an Oklahoma television station.

A classmate of Nolen told a local newspaper that Nolen told his co-workers at Vaughn Foods that women should be stones for violations of Islamic law.

His remark prompted an argument, and the company fired Nolen, who returned several days later to carry out an act of revenge by beheading Colleen Hufford.

The Islamic Council of Oklahoma rushed to state that Nolen was “not known to any of the leadership in Oklahoma mosques,” but Facebook posts show him praying at the Islamic Mosque” in Oklahoma City, where Muslim imams have preached against Israel.

Nolen also posted that Americans are “wicked” and that perhaps the State of Liberty “is going into flames.”

There is no direct indication that Muslim preachers incited Nolen to behead his victim, and the debate over whether the murder was linked to terror is secondary to the fact that the barbaric murder was carried out on American soil.

Muslim leaders undoubtedly are disgusted over the beheading, but there is no getting around the influence of ISIS on thousands of frustrated, ignorant, neurotic, insane, or plain idiots around the world looking for a barbaric fantasy come true.

Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic information at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City that runs the Masjid An-Nasr mosque, told The Wall Street Journal that Nolen was usually quiet and kept to himself.”

Nolen was described as “a little odd,” the understatement of the year.

He has a prison record for assault and battery and for drug possession.

He also has tattoos, one referring to Jesus and another in Arabic that means “peace be with you.”

Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu

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