Slovie Jungreis Wolff:
Kids With No Patience
HARK WHO GOES THERE?
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
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
Speaks for itself
Hanging an Egyptian womani in effigy
THE THREAT OF IDEAS, IDEALS AND
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
from group Libyan Dawn have posed for
pictures with aircraft
officials warn planes could be used to carry
out terror attacks on 9/11
11 also marks anniversary of attack on US
embassy in Libya
posted pictures of themselves online posing with
some of the aeroplanes taken from Tripoli
airport after fighters seized it last month.
the group Libyan Dawn can be seen climbing on to
the wings of commercial jets while smiling and
waving for the camera.
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
Tripoli airport was left as little more than
a smouldering ruin after rebels seized
control of it in August
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.
were killed in the attack, including U.S.
Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
the group Washington holds responsible for the
attack, have also seized parts of the Libyan
capital and are known to work with terrorists
However they are
not thought to be working with fighters from
Libyan Dawn, as they are an Al-Qaeda affiliated
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
Militias which once fought to oust Muammar
Gaddaffi from power in 2011 are now warring
between themselves for control of the
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 missing
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.
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
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
Strike again? A Moroccan military expert
believes Islamic group The Masked Men
Brigade are in control of the 11 missing
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.
have not publicly confirmed the eleven planes'
disappearance, but are reportedly working to
track them down.
overthrow of previous dictator Muammar Gaddafi,
Libya has descended into turmoil and officials
fear it may become another safe haven for
terrorists, like Syria.
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.