Thursday, May 26, 2011

Obama Repeats His Belief In A Two State Solution Pro-Israelis Up In Arms &Feeling the Ignorance at AIPAC 2011

Obama Doubles Down: Pushes 1967 Border Plan at AIPAC 2011

Daring to say this to AIPAC might just mean that he is sincere.

But will President Obama eventually back-track or add a host of qualifications so that no such serious negotiations take place ???

Or is this the first salvo in his re-election plan
maybe as before with the presidents that came before will he send top secret cables reassuring Israel

Fox News Hannity and favorite IslamophobeBrigitte Gabriel go ballistic that Obama would dare insist on a two state solution .
This is a bit of an over-reaction as Obama has been bending over backwards or has remained silent over issues such as the inhumane blockade of Gaza and Israel's "Cast Lead" invasion and bombing of Gaza or Israe's IDF illegal attack in international waters on the Free Gaza Flotilla last year killing 9 activists. This was a criminal act and an act of piracy. Obama has said little about the evicting of Arabs out of their homes in East Jerusalem or even last weeks announcement by the Israeli governemt of plans for an additional 1500 homes for the Settlers inthe Occupied territories .
Nor has Obama publicly criticized Israel for its Apartheid style state with a thousand check points and a massive wall to lock the Palestinians in their Bantustan lands and Jim Crow laws or their cutting off 50,000 Gazans from their jobs in Israel.

Everyday thousands of Palistians are humiliated by IDF soldiers at checkpoints.
If Obama was honest with Israel he would be criticizing Israel every time they beat up or shoot or kill peaceful protesters or just Palestinian children on their way to school.

Sean Hannity reverts to this old ploy of making far too many demands before the two sides can even meet and begin negotiations .

Brigitte Gabriel is angry at Pres. Obama saying he is throwing Israel under the bus. As soon as anyone dares criticize Israel by even implying that Israel may not be acting reasonably in regards to the Palestinians or that both sides share some of the blame for the current situation then of course one is then branded as being an enemy of Israel and even anti-Israel and by extension the sufggestion would be being accused of anti-semitism.

Gabrielle as mentioned before is a Lebanese Christian whose family was part of the Fascist Christian Supremacist terrorists organization in Lebanon.

see for instance re: building Mosques near 9/11 Ground Zero The Young Turks on Anti-Islam Attack ad

Islamophobia just a new twist on rising bigotry against the other in times of hardship or crisis.
Once such demagogues and opportunists in America have aimed their bigotry and fear against other groups of Americcan citizens ie Jews, blacks, hispanics, Asians , Catholics , Mormons and so on and so forth etc.
Reza Aslan vs. the Islamophobes
Islamophobes ie Pam Geller , Newt Gingrich, Robert Spencer

NEW YORK, November 18, 2010 - Author Reza Aslan offers a witty response to the "unprecedented" wave of anti-Muslim prejudice sweeping the US in 2010.

Witness the Shocking Denial and Ignorance About the Occupation of Palestine by AIPAC Delegates by max Blumenthal May 24, 2011

Interviews with several AIPAC delegates in the streets outside the conference reveals widespread ignorance by attendees of the controversial annual DC meeting.

On May 22, thousands of supporters of America's most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group, the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, converged on Washington for the group's annual conference. For two days they watched Democratic and Republican congressional leaders pledge their undivided loyalty to the state of Israel, and by extension, to AIPAC's legislative agenda. Speeches by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted the conference, with Obama attempting to clarify his statement demanding that 1967 borders be the "starting point" for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Meanwhile Homeland Security and other agencies are using Anti-Muslim (Islamophobes) to train security personnel. CAIR asks Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano to investigate if Homeland Security is using Islamophobic trainers .
The Islamophobes such as Walid Shoebat are being paid to educate security personnel about Muslim Terrorists but are also spreading fear and distrust and hatred against all Muslim Americans whom the Islamophobes erroneously claim are as a community involved in an ongoing "Stealth Jihad" (see Robert Spencer, Andrew McCarthy , Pam Geller , Brigitte Gabriel etc.)

" CAIR Asks Napolitano to Probe Use of Islamophobic Trainers " By Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday, May. 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 -- Renewed request comes following use of ethnic stereotypes in Minn. airport drill

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to conduct an agency-wide investigation of the use of outside trainers who offer hostile, stereotypical and grossly inaccurate information about Muslims and Islam to the nation's security personnel.
That request by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) came after revelations that ethnic stereotypes were used as part of a controversial security drill at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During the drill, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel used a person "who appeared to be Middle Eastern in descent or Indian/Pakistani" to test screening procedures.

SEE: TSA Used Man of 'Middle Eastern Descent' with Fake Bomb to Test MSP Security

Over the weekend, it was also revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) paid a notorious Islamophobe $5,000 for a recent appearance at a conference sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).

The speaker, Walid Shoebat, claims "Islam is the devil" and that President Obama is a Muslim. Shoebat once told a Missouri newspaper that he sees "many parallels between the Antichrist and Islam" and "Islam is not the religion of God -- Islam is the devil." (Springfield News-Leader, 9/24/07) CAIR asked DPS to drop its endorsement of the conference.

SEE: Controversial Speaker Paid $5,000 for Rapid City Appearance

CAIR Asks S.D. Agency to Drop Conference Featuring Islamophobe

In a letter sent today to Secretary Napolitano, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote in part:

"The use and funding of Islamophobic private trainers harms our nation's safety and security and contradicts both DHS policy and your public statements on improving relations with the American Muslim community. Promoting anti-Muslim hostility only serves to tear down hard-won trust and spread unjustified fear and suspicion.

"The fact that repeated calls for government investigations of this disturbing trend have gone unanswered sends a very negative message to American Muslims and to the larger society.

"Islamophobic trainers are undercutting your efforts and those of President Obama, who repeatedly states that our nation is not at war with Islam or Muslims."

CAIR has in the past called on the Obama administration, DHS, the Department of Defense, and Congress to provide oversight for apparently widespread anti-Muslim bias in the training of law enforcement and security and military personnel nationwide.

Video: CAIR Decries Anti-Muslim Police Trainers

New Concern About Bias in Counterterror Training (NPR)

Islam-Bashing Bigots Train Counterterrorism Agents

Trainers for American military personnel have included Islamophobes such as Robert Spencer, co-founder of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA). SIOA has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
CAIR: Muslim-Basher Trains U.S. Military Personnel in Kentucky

Active Anti-Muslim Groups

CAIR's renewed request for oversight comes following the release of an 80-page report, titled "Manufacturing the Muslim Menace: Private Firms, Public Servants, & the Threat to Rights and Security," released by Political Research Associates (PRA) that details a systemic failure to regulate content in counterterrorism training.

Manufacturing the Muslim Menace

Washington Monthly magazine also published a major investigative article showing similar anti-Islam attitudes by private trainers of law enforcement agencies.

SEE: How We Train Our Cops to Fear Islam

CAIR's New York chapter (CAIR-NY) called on the New York Police Department (NYPD) to investigate how a notorious anti-Muslim propaganda film came to be used in mandatory counterterrorism training.

SEE: NYPD Cops' Training Included an Anti-Muslim Horror Flick

CAIR made a similar request of counterterrorism and military leaders not to employ Muslim-bashers as trainers following a Washington Post investigative report on post-9/11 government surveillance, which stated: "Seeking to learn more about Islam and terrorism, some law enforcement agencies have hired as trainers self-described experts whose extremist views on Islam and terrorism are considered inaccurate and counterproductive by the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies."

SEE: Monitoring America (Wash. Post)

Last year, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) acknowledged that an anti-Islam film should not have been used in training offered to security personnel by that military law enforcement agency.

CAIR contacted NCIS after receiving a report that a three-day NCIS surveillance detection course at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., included the viewing of a propagandistic anti-Islam film.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Probe of Anti-Islam Bias in Military Training

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

and so it goes,

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