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By: Suri Stern

I got a B+ on the last paper I wrote in law school.  The class was Constitutional Law and we had to write a paper on a case that was pending that year, 1989, before the Supreme Court.  I chose to write about whether burning the flag was a constitutionally protected form of free speech.  After extensive research, I concluded that indeed burning the flag was a constitutionally protected form of speech.  I got the B+ because the professor felt that my analysis of prior case law and Federal statutes was somewhat faulty and did not support my conclusion.   I was vindicated (although my mark was never changed.) The Supreme Court in  Texas v. Johnson decided that burning the flag was a constitutionally protected form of speech and relied on the cases I had written about to support its conclusion.

BUT while Texas v. Johnson has been a mantra for many years now, there is a clear exception to the flag burning being used as speech, and that is that it may not be burned in a situation that would incite violence, e.g., at a rally for U.S. veterans.  Even though there is very little chance that veterans would become thugs and become violent, the likelihood of actual violence is not the standard.   The standard is whether the place of the flag burning, the intention of the actor, is to incite enough anger to elicit violent feelings in his audience.

Many years ago, white supremacists were given permission to rally in Peoria Illinois, a place where many Jewish Holocaust survivors live.  Do we allow all people their right to voice their opinions in appropriate places and circumstances?  Indeed.  But I submit that permitting supremacists permission to rally in Peoria was incorrect.  True, we Jews are not ones to jump to violence, and the rally remained peaceful, but in all the cities in all the states of the union in which they could rally, clearly picking Peoria was meant to incite a violent reaction to those who saw millions die at the hand of supremacists.

That said, those who rally want to reveal who they are, and what they stand for.  At the Salute to Israel parade or the Puerto Rican day parade, the marchers are proud of their heritage.  There are ethnic food vendors, there are educational, medical and cultural centers represented, there are national and charitable corporations represented.  All to mark their pride.

Then there was the Muslim Day Parade two days ago in New York city.  Once known as Hymietown, but quite diverse as far as heritage, religion, race etc., New York is still very Jewish, but the offense wasn’t merely against Jews, but against other more moderate Arabs and to women.  A look at its parade, is a revelation of where the Muslims pride lies.  It’s out there loud and clear for all to see. 

Now I ask you whether the actors intent is to incite?  Policemen confiscated plastic guns;  at least the police have a sense of right and wrong at the moment.  I submit to you, just give it a few days, before these rally members sue the police for confiscating their guns and denying them their right to free speech with their weapons.  That is the state of “civil liberties” in this country and around the world.  As I stated last week, let us not confuse liberal with liberty.  There is speech that needs to be regulated and shut down, like the speech of hatred, and violence and that is meant to incite violence.  A shandah in the heart of New York city.  Shame on you Mayor DeBlasio for holding your tongue at the showcased violence and with regard to anti-semitism locally and around the world.  I anticipate his time in the mayor’s office to be as successful as Dinkins’ was and as Obama’s is.  We had a great run with Giuliani and Bloomberg.



 

NYC: Gun-toting Muslim Thugs, Faked Hangings, Caged Girls, Cardboard Tanks at Muslim Day Parade

MUSLIM DAY PARADE: JIHAD IN AMERICA

 

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Caged women

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Hanging an Egyptian womani in effigy

 

THE THREAT OF IDEAS, IDEALS AND IDEOLOGY

By: Suri Stern

 

I was in 8th grade in T.A.G., when Naomi Levenbrown, ah, taught me about the Weimar Syndrome.  It is how the Germans, through the democratic election process, voted themselves out of democracy into autocracy.  Germany was in difficult economic straits and wanted an easy solution, a scapegoat.  Hitler found his scapegoat by pointing to Jews, gypsies, blacks and other “foreign” peoples living in Germany.  The world was in an economic depression, and so his ideology and intolerance and spread of hatred touched on the masses in many countries who wanted an easy panacea a unity in hatred.

Fast forward to 10 years ago, when the Palestinians elected Hamas leaders to lead their country.  They voted for Hamas’ brand of extremism.  They too, in economic distress caused by their own leaders wanted a scapegoat and found it in Israelis/Jews.  Forget about the fact that Israel is the only country that does not call its Arab refugees, but citizens with representation in parliament.  They forget that when Israel withdrew from Gush Katif, they did not destroy their homes, they did not destroy the flourishing international agriculture, nor did they destroy their 26 synagogues which could have been used as community centers.  It was the Arabs themselves, who on the first day of control destroyed themselves and their ability to pull themselves out of misery.  We gave them concrete, money, food and utilities with the hopes that they would flourish which would benefit all in the region, but they rather be refugees than citizens.

History has been harsh about the McCarthy era, communism inquiries gone paranoid, but I wonder, aloud, if the concept was not a worthy one to reconsider in the current situation.  Communism and the communist threat post WWII had two faces.  One was directed at the U.S.S.R. the country, the land and its ability with its nuclear capacity to annihilate the United States and the free world, physically.  But McCarthy understood the other real threat to the United States which was the ideas and ideals and ideology of the concept in the minds of its citizens.  No ideology is without fault.  Certainly, democracy is not perfect, in fact it breeds greed that preys on the poor and powerless.  Yet, we somehow feel that even the poor has an equal vote to the rich.  The poor do not have the power to lobby as the rich do, but the laws of the United States encourage charity and philanthropy, it has welfare and Medicaid and even ensures free medical care, education and access to the courts to illegal immigrants.

We believe that communism is not the ideal ideology for a free people who should have the liberty of self determination and private industry.  The idea that each person may go from rags to riches if he/she works hard enough.  And so, McCarthy was right in trying to quarantine the spread of communism, for fear that if it spread among the population, that the United States would suffer under the Weimar syndrome and elect itself out of a free democracy.  Communism which has as its ideals the uniformity of all its people, which prohibits individual speech, individual religious practice and true freedom at the polls.

Hamas is not fighting Israel for territory.  Israel ceded the territory years ago.  It is fighting a war against Western civilization.  As the Christians did in the crusades years ago, Islam wants to spread its religious beliefs to the western countries.  Muslims believe that only when all people are under Shariah law will the world be at peace.  It is a war of ideas, not territory.

The fact that ISIS has gained control over parts of Syria and Turkey is of small moment, as Ebola has sourced itself in Nigeria.  What the world has to fear is the spread of infection of both of these catastrophic diseases.

ISIS is not invested in its “caliphate” indeed it aims to cause destruction, but bombing its caliphate is destroying two countries that ISIS clearly has no historic or real connection to, nor feeling for.  In fact it wants to rape the countries of its industry for monetary gain and cares not one iota for its people.  It is like Hamas who puts its rockets in UNWRA buidings in which it has no historical investment and cares not if it is bombed or destroyed.

But let’s see if I can explain to you the difference between Hitler and Islam.  In the time of Esther and Mordechai, Haman wanted to physically kill the Jews, annihilate them, as Hitler did.  In the times of the Maccabbees, the Greek did not want to kill the Jews, they wanted to convert them and assimilate their ideas to Greek culture.  They wanted the Jews to stop practicing Judaism.

Hitler did not say to the Jews believe in German supremacy and you will be saved, Hitler killed all who were not white Aryans.  Unlike the crusaders who forced all to convert to Christianity and their lives could be saved.

ISIS and Islam are not territorial based.  They don’t want to necessarily conquer land, they want to spread their ideology which at its very core is war for the sake of prosteletyzing the world to Shariah law.  So if you are Muslim, your mandate is to convert others to your faith.  Nowadays, Christianity offers its faith to others, it no longer conquers in the name of conversion.

As we approach the commemoration of 9/11, it is important to reflect on what Al Qaeda wanted to accomplish.  What it accomplished was to establish fear in the seemingly infallible west and western culture.  “Don’t feel secure, we are coming to get you.”  Western culture is immodest, western culture is too liberal, but most importantly we have to shake the foundation in western culture so that we can insert Islamic power and gain members in its crusade.  And ISIS and other extreme Muslim groups are gaining members from all countries.  Men who want to feel “powerful” by being encouraged to perform acts of brutality to bask in the enjoyment of undermining a strong seemingly invincible, infallible society.  There is pleasure in that bravado.

Make no mistake, there is danger in ideas.  It was easy as Hitler moved to other countries for each country to fight foreigners.  But as Islamic Jihadists gain citizenship in each country, we see how they express their opinions in violence and instill fear in their host governments, and elicit anti-semitism that lies dormant in every single country, in every generation: “Vhi sheamdah”.  But make no mistake, intolerance may start with anti-semitism, but once successful in anti-semitism it gains strength and courage to build resistance and hatred to all that is not its own ideology, blacks, gays, those with special needs, and we can already see how intolerance has turned into brutality throughout Europe.  It has moved to the United States in a story reported recently how Vim Israel cargo ship could not get its cargo unloaded because Arabs threatened the union workers IN CALIFORNIA!!!

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

And that is the brilliance of the enemy.  A country can easily show force against a foreign enemy, but what is it do, when the enemy is its own citizens.  There was a todo when in September 2011, President Obama ordered a drone to kill an American who went abroad to become a Jihadist;  he was treated as a traitor.  Should he have been tried by a court of law before executed?  Sheer ludicrous idea, because they could not have repatriated Samir Khan, and there had to be a lesson taught, we will not tolerate our citizens turning against us.

Unbridled brutality in the name of ideas.  Maybe we went too far in the McCarthy era, but maybe better safe than sorry.  Let’s not confuse liberalism with liberty.  Let’s not be too accepting of all ideas, ideals and ideology, some that breed hatred, brutality and intolerance should have no platform in the world at large.

 

 

 

  • Eleven planes missing from Tripoli Airport

  • after it was taken by Islamic rebels

  • Fighters from group Libyan Dawn have posed for pictures with aircraft
     
  • U.S. officials warn planes could be used to carry out terror attacks on 9/11
  • September 11 also marks anniversary of attack on US embassy in Libya
     

By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE and ASHLEY COLLMAN FOR MAILONLINE

Terrorists have posted pictures of themselves online posing with some of the aeroplanes taken from Tripoli airport after fighters seized it last month.

Soldiers from the group Libyan Dawn can be seen climbing on to the wings of commercial jets while smiling and waving for the camera.

U.S. officials fear that these aeroplanes could now be used to carry out 9/11-style attacks in the region on the anniversary of the tragedy this month.

A total of 11 commercial jets from state-owned carriers Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways went missing in August after militants from the so-called 'masked men brigade' overran the airport.
 

Authorities say 11 aircraft taken from Tripoli airport could now be used in terror attacks in the region

 

 
In pictures posted online Jihadi soldiers can be seen clambering over aircraft at Tripoli airport. At least 11 planes went missing after the airport fell at the end of last month

In pictures posted online Jihadi soldiers can be seen clambering over aircraft at Tripoli airport. At least 11 planes went missing after the airport fell at the end of last month

 

 
Tripoli airport was left as little more than a smouldering ruin after rebels seized control of it in August

Tripoli airport was left as little more than a smouldering ruin after rebels seized control of it in August

 

Officials have been warning for some time about the deteriorating situation in Libya, which was controlled by dictator Muammar Gaddaffi until he was killed in October 2011.

'There are a number of commercial airliners in Libya that are missing,' one official told the Washington Free-Beacon. 'We found out on September 11 what can happen with hijacked planes.'

 

 

September 11 not only marks the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center but it will also be the second anniversary of the  raid of the U.S. Ambassador's compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Four Americans were killed in the attack, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. 
 

Ansar al-Shariah, the group Washington holds responsible for the attack, have also seized parts of the Libyan capital and are known to work with terrorists from ISIS.
 

However they are not thought to be working with fighters from Libyan Dawn, as they are an Al-Qaeda affiliated group.
 

 
The inside of the main building at Tripoli airport gutted by fire following an attack by Islamist militants

The inside of the main building at Tripoli airport gutted by fire following an attack by Islamist militants

 

 
Images posted on Twitter show a fire raging inside one of the terminal buildings as militants attacked

Images posted on Twitter show a fire raging inside one of the terminal buildings as militants attacked

 

 
Militias which once fought to oust Muammar Gaddaffi from power in 2011 are now warring between themselves for control of the volatile country

Militias which once fought to oust Muammar Gaddaffi from power in 2011 are now warring between themselves for control of the volatile country

 

 
Libyan Dawn, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, are now in control of part of Tripoli, as are Ansar al-Shariah, the group held responsible for the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Libya

Libyan Dawn, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, are now in control of part of Tripoli, as are Ansar al-Shariah, the group held responsible for the 2012 attack on the US embassy in Libya

 

Tripoli International Airport was being run by two anti-Islamist militias and had been closed since mid-July when it was taken over at the end of August by the group Libyan Dawn. 
 

Pictures show the aftermath of the firefight, with planes completely or partially blasted and several littered with bullet holes.

Tripoli is witnessing one of its worst spasms of violence since Gaddaffi left power. The militias, many of which originate from rebel forces that fought Gaddaffi, became powerful players in post-war Libya, filling a void left by weak police and a shattered army. 
 

Successive governments have put militias on their payroll in return for maintaining order, but rivalries over control and resources have led to fierce fighting among them and posed a constant challenge to the central government and a hoped-for transition to democracy.
 

On Sunday,  the Libyan government announced that they had lost control of the capital.
 

Ansar al-Sharia has ties to the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), the Syrian group which today released the filmed beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff - the second recorded execution of a U.S. hostage by the group.

 
Fighters from Al-Qaeda affiliated group Libyan Dawn pose on top of a heavily armoured truck as Tripoli Airport burns in the background following fighting there last month

Fighters from Al-Qaeda affiliated group Libyan Dawn pose on top of a heavily armoured truck as Tripoli Airport burns in the background following fighting there last month

 

Fears: Nearly a dozen commercial planes are missing in Libya after a radical Islamic group overtook the international airport in the capital of Tripoli late last month.

Fears: Nearly a dozen commercial planes are missing in Libya after a radical Islamic group overtook the international airport in the capital of Tripoli late last month.

Aftermath: Tripoli International Airport was overtaken by the group Libyan Dawn last month and now 11 aircraft for Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways are now missing. Above, a Libyan Airlines plane damaged in the battle, pictured on August 26

Aftermath: Tripoli International Airport was overtaken by the group Libyan Dawn last month and now 11 aircraft for Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways are missing

Moroccan military expert Abderrahmane Mekkaoui told Al Jazeera television after the airport attack that the planes had been taken by another Islamic group, the Masked Men Brigade. 
 

Mekkaoui said there is 'credible intelligence' that the Masked Men Brigade 'is plotting to use the planes in attacks on the Maghreb state' on the 9/11 anniversary. 

Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism expert, told the Free-Beacon that the planes could be used in two ways to strike North Africa or even as far as the oil fields of Saudi Arabia. 

'The first would be how commercial airliners were used on Sept 11, 2001, literally turning an innocent mode of mass transit into a super-high precision guided missile of immense potency,' Gorka, the Maj Gen Charles Horner chair at the Marine Corps University, said.

Strike again? A Moroccan military expert believes Islamic group The Masked Men Brigade are in control of the 11 missing airplanes

Strike again? A Moroccan military expert believes Islamic group The Masked Men Brigade are in control of the 11 missing airplanes

'The second tactic could be to use the airframe with its civilian markings as a tool of deception to insert a full payload of armed terrorists into a locale that otherwise is always open to commercial carriers,' he added.

U.S. officials have not publicly confirmed the eleven planes' disappearance, but are reportedly working to track them down. 

Since the overthrow of previous dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has descended into turmoil and officials fear it may become another safe haven for terrorists, like Syria.  

 

Egypt's military government is currently looking into intervening in the country to restore order. 

The U.S. is taking a more conservative role in the country, but Secretary of State John Kerry said last week that he would be delivering Apache attack helicopters to Egypt.  

 


 

 
 

 

 

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