Sunday, December 20, 2015

Canada is the most tolerant country in the world

A new ranking has named Canada as being the most tolerant country on earth.
Canada also stood out this year for being the “freest country in the world” with its tolerance of immigrants, minorities, freedom of expression and beliefs.
In fact, an overwhelming percentage of Canadians -- 92 per cent -- agreed that their country is a good place for immigrants, and another 94 per cent said they believe that they have the freedom to choose the course of their own lives.
More here.
Earlier this year, Canada was ranked as the most admired country in the world, with the best reputation - for the fourth time in five years ... here.

Of course, this isn’t really news. Canada consistently ranks at or near the top in every international ranking going. Something I’ve commented on in the past here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Palestinian Children's Intifada ~ why does a child become a terrorist?

A soccer tournament was named after
 Palestinian child terrorist Muhannad Halabi. Photo: Facebook.

What makes a 14- or 15-year old Palestinian kid become a terrorist? In part, the answer is obvious: they’re told from birth that killing Jews is the highest honor any Palestinian can aspire to. So these children murder for glory. And usually end up dead themselves.

But criminologist Anat Berko, who has interviewed dozens of terorists for hundreds of hours, has additional insight. Theses young terrorists know when carrying out their attacks they're likely to be killed, but if so, they believe they'll go to paradise. And in paradise, they’ll get everything denied to them in life. 

Many young Palestinians live in communities with a tremendous amount of social pressure, prohibitions and shame, says Berko. In paradise, they can experience all the things that are forbidden in real life.

In paradise, “they will meet 72 virgins, drink until they’re intoxicated and have lots of sex.”

As for what female attackers can hope to get in paradise, it is often as basic as the right to marry for love. One prisoner, who tried but failed to carry out a suicide bombing, told Berko, “In paradise I will be like a queen and sit in my kingdom and marry anyone I want to. I want someone who is handsome [giggling], and Allah will receive me.”

Many of the terrorists Berko interviewed did not come from poor families, but they did suffer from violence at home.

For instance, a woman she interviewed who had tried to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint related: “My brother is twenty-five; he rapes me and doesn’t want me to tell anyone. I’m twenty-three. My father died four years ago. I told my mother and uncle about my brother, and my uncle hit me and said my brother hadn’t raped me. My brother said he hadn’t done anything. I asked them to take me to a doctor. I went to the Palestinian police and a policeman said, ‘I can help you, but your brother is a friend of mine.’ He wanted to have sex with me, and he said, ‘Your brother won’t know.’”

In paradise, a young woman can escape being raped by her brother and hit by her uncle, can marry for love, and be remembered as a hero. If she kills enough Israelis, she may have a soccer team named after her or a summer camp or a school.

During the current children’s intifada, a 13-year-old has already had a soccer tournament and a street named in his honour and the Palestinian Bar Association awarded him a posthumous law degree (here).

You can read more about how the Palestinian leadership has been teaching kids to become terrorists in this piece I wrote for the Jewish Tribune seven years ago: here.

Read the entire article about Anat Berko on the motivation of young terrorists here:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cambridge Professor boycotts 13-year-old girl

Shachar Rabinovitz on her horse
The purpose of the so-called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions is to cut Jewish Israelis off from the rest of humanity. They give the movement a political colouring, but at heart, their rallying cry is that Jews are monsters.
Bizarrely, there are actually a few Jews involved. But they’re tactical Jews; that is, their parents or grandparents were Jews and they’ve decided to re-adopt their ancestry because they think it gives them a propaganda edge. Or sadly because the only way they can find to be Jewish is by becoming sort of anti-Jews. ~ Brian
A 13 year-old Jewish Israeli girl was turned down by a former Cambridge professor after she reached out for help on a school assignment on horses.
Shachar Rabinovitz sent an email to Dr. Marsha Levine, a professor who is an expert on the history of the domestication of horses but instead of receiving the help she thought she would get, she was instead turned down because "the Jews have become Nazis."
Shamir Rabinovitz, her mother, posted the exchange on her Facebook account, in shock over what happened.
Instead of receiving answers to her questions, Dr. Levine, who is an expert on the history of domesticating horses and spent 10 years at Cambridge's McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research as a fellow then senior research associate wrote that she would be unable to help her until there would be "peace and justice for Palestinians in Palestine" and was told that she should instead check out her organization website to educate herself on the Palestiniancause.

"I am a member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians. I support Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. You might be a child, but if you are old enough to write to me, you are old enough to learn about Israeli history and how it has impacted on the lives of Palestinian people," Levine continued on to say.

According to the Jewish Chronicle, Levine was not embarrassed by her words and that it was "fair" not to help the teenage girl.

"I made the decision that I have the choice not to waste my time on people who tread on the rights of other people. I didn’t do anything to her. I said that when there is justice for Palestine I will answer her – that’s a fair answer. I’m a signatory to Jews for Justice for Palestinians and I sent her a link. I did it as a matter of conscience. The way Israel treats Palestinians is totally disgusting.

"Benjamin Netanyahu wants ethnic cleansing. The Jews have become the Nazis. Jews are behaving just like the people who treated them, " Levine continued on to say adding that due to their treatment of Palestinians in Gaza, Jews had "turned themselves into monsters."

“She’s a kid, not someone involved in politics,” says the girl’s mother. “She’s not responsible for bad things that happen around her — she’s not the Prime Minister.”