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Filmmaker Madeleine Sackler saw a local news story about New York’s biggest lottery and the chance for 475 kids to gain admission to one of the city’s best publicly funded charter schools, which operate outside union constraints.

“I was blown away by the number of parents that were there. I wanted to know why so many parents were entering their kids into the lottery and what it would mean for them.”—Madeleine Sackler

Sackler began filming the lives of four families leading up to the lottery for the Harlem Success Academy, but soon encountered a protest against the expansion of Harlem Success outside a failing public school. Sackler discovered that the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) had hired Brother O’s ACORN thugs for half a million dollars to protest the proliferation of charter schools during the year.

When Sackler found out that the “union-political-educational complex” denied the children of poor parents the opportunity for a better education by keeping high performing charter schools at a minimum, her documentary shifted and focused more on the self-interested adults who were waging a turf war to deny poor parents an educational choice for their children.

“The public education system is at a crossroads. Do we want to go back to the time when children are forced to attend their district school no matter how underperforming it is? Or do we want to let parents choose what’s best for their kids and provide a lot of options?”—Madeleine Sackler 

I.M. Kane


 

Storming the School Barricades

By Bari Weiss

A new documentary by a 27-year-old filmmaker could change the national debate about public education.

“What’s funny,” says Madeleine Sackler, “is that I’m not really a political person.” Yet the petite 27-year-old is the force behind “The Lottery”—an explosive new documentary about the battle over the future of public education opening nationwide this Tuesday.

In the spring of 2008, Ms. Sackler, then a freelance film editor, caught a segment on the local news about New York’s biggest lottery. It wasn’t the Powerball. It was a chance for 475 lucky kids to get into one of the city’s best charter schools (publicly funded schools that aren’t subject to union rules).

“I was blown away by the number of parents that were there,” Ms. Sackler tells me over coffee on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, recalling the thousands of people packed into the Harlem Armory that day for the drawing. “I wanted to know why so many parents were entering their kids into the lottery and what it would mean for them.” And so Ms. Sackler did what any aspiring filmmaker would do: She grabbed her camera.

Her initial aim was simple. “Going into the film I was excited just to tell a story,” she says. “A vérité film, a really beautiful, independent story about four families that you wouldn’t know otherwise” in the months leading up to the lottery for the Harlem Success Academy.

But on the way to making the film she imagined, she “stumbled on this political mayhem—really like a turf war about the future of public education.” Or more accurately, she happened upon a raucous protest outside of a failing public school in which Harlem Success, already filled to capacity, had requested space.

“We drove by that protest,” Ms. Sackler recalls. “We were on our way to another interview and we jumped out of the van and started filming.” There she discovered that the majority of those protesting the proliferation of charter schools were not even from the neighborhood. They’d come from the Bronx and Queens.

“They all said ‘We’re not allowed to talk to you. We’re just here to support the parents.’” But there were only two parents there, says Ms. Sackler, and both were members of Acorn. And so, “after not a lot of digging,” she discovered that the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) had paid Acorn, the controversial community organizing group, “half a million dollars for the year.” (It cost less to make the film.)

Finding out that the teachers union had hired a rent-a-mob to protest on its behalf was “the turn for us in the process.” That story—of self-interested adults trying to deny poor parents choice for their children—provided an answer to Ms. Sackler’s fundamental question: “If there are these high-performing schools that are closing the achievement gap, why aren’t there more of them?”

The reason is what Eva Moskowitz, founder of the Harlem Success Academy network and a key character in the film, calls the “union-political-educational complex.” That’s a fancy term for the web of unions and politicians who defend the status quo in order to protect their jobs.

In the course of making “The Lottery,” Ms. Sackler got to know the nature of that coalition intimately. “On day one, of course, I was very interested in all sides. I was in no way affiliated.” From the beginning, she requested meetings with then UFT President Randi Weingarten, or anyone representing the union position. They refused. Harlem’s public schools weren’t much more accessible. “It was easier to film in a maximum security prison”—something Ms. Sackler did to interview a parent—”than it was to film in a traditional public school.”

Viewers still get a sense of the union’s position, but it comes from the mouths of some unsavory New York pols. Take, for example, a scene from the film featuring a City Council hearing on charter school expansion. “The UFT was exposed at this particular City Council hearing,” she says, “because they were caught giving out scripted cue cards with specific questions for City Council members to ask charter representatives in the city.” Unlike many of the politicians, who came and went from the chamber during the seven-hour hearing, Ms. Sackler remained. And she watched as the scripted questions were repeated and repeated and repeated.

“It was just a colossal waste of time,” she says. “And it was incredibly frustrating as a citizen to be sitting there. Out of all the things they could be talking about—like the fact . . . that at the majority of schools in Harlem kids aren’t passing the state exams—instead of talking about this stuff, they were cycling through those questions.”‘

Evasion is one tactic. So is propagating myths about Harlem Success—that it only succeeds because it has smaller class sizes; or that its children’s test scores are so high because it gets more money. The truth is that the school gets superior results with the same or slightly bigger class sizes and less state money per pupil. In 2009, 95% of third-graders at Harlem Success passed the state’s English Language Arts exam. Only 51% of third graders in P.S. 149, the traditional public school that shares the same building, did. That same year, Harlem Success was No. 1 in math out of 3,500 public schools in New York State.

The unions and the politicians also play on Harlemites’ fears by alleging that charters divide the community and are a “tool for gentrification.” This canard only holds up if you think uniforms and longer school days are a sign of cultural imperialism.

In a particularly cringe-inducing exchange captured on film, Councilwoman Maria Del Carmen Arroyo of the Bronx accuses Ms. Moskowitz of lying when the charter school leader talks about being a parent in Harlem (the neighborhood where she grew up, where she attended public school, and where she is raising her children, who attend the charter). The subtext, of course, is that Ms. Moskowitz is white and well-off.

This is par for the course, Ms. Sackler tells me. Harlem Success Academy is “protested more than any other charter school in this city—and there are some bad charter schools. So you would wonder why that would be.”

Those wondering why need look no further than 2002, the year that Ms. Moskowitz, then a Democratic City Council member, became chair of the city’s education committee. “She held a lot of hearings on the union contract—and the custodian contract, and the principal contract,” says Ms. Sackler. New Yorkers learned that the teachers’ contract is hundreds of pages long and littered with rules mandating every detail of how teachers will spend their workday.

The union was not pleased. So when Evil Moskowitz, as she was dubbed, ran for Manhattan borough president in 2005, the UFT campaigned hard for her opponent, Scott Stringer, who won.

Ms. Moskowitz, who confirmed in an interview that she has mayoral aspirations, was surely disappointed by the defeat. But her loss was Harlemites’ gain. As one mother says of Ms. Moskowitz at a town hall meeting in Harlem, “She’s our Obama. She brought change to our kids, okay?”

Some parents in the film do not know what exactly a charter school is. And the truth, as the film implicitly points out, is that such technical designations don’t much matter. What these parents know is that they desperately want their children to have the best possible education, and to have opportunities that they themselves could only imagine. Winning a spot in Harlem Success Academy—or another high-performing school—is critical to reaching that goal.

“Going into it one of the goals was to expose one myth . . . which is that some parents don’t care,” says Ms. Sackler. “The reason for telling the parents’ stories is that I never thought that was true.”

In “The Lottery,” we are introduced to Eric Roachford, who, like his father, works as a bus driver. As an MTA employee, Mr. Roachford is a “union man, but at the same time, we want our child to learn.” He believes that going to college “is the difference between a job and a career.” That’s why his wife, Shawna, has taken time off to home school their two young sons.

Nadiyah Horne, a single mother who is also deaf, is raising 5-year-old Ammenah. “If others don’t like this school, I don’t care,” she says, using sign language. “I want my child to get the best education.” So does Emil Yoanson, who is raising his son Christian alone, and who prays to God that his name will be drawn.

“Being a single mom is very, very hard” says Laurie Brown-Goodwine, who has applied to several charters for her son, Gregory Jr. Her husband is serving 25 years to life in prison for a third-strike felony.

These are parents who don’t have the means to move to a richer neighborhood with better public schools, so instead they have to rely on luck. When demand for a charter school exceeds supply, the random drawing is required by law. Some schools inform parents by mail, but Harlem Success holds a public lottery. “Harlem Success is very explicit about why they do it,” Ms. Sackler says. They want to show demand. “I’ve heard them say to parents ‘We hope that you’ll come and show that this is something that you want. Because if you don’t, we’re not going to get more schools.’”

In the film, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker says he can’t go to lotteries anymore because they break his heart. “A child’s destiny should not be determined on the pull of a draw.” Nothing drives home this point more than seeing the parents and kids, perched at the edge of their chairs, hoping their names flash on the big screen.

Critics of “The Lottery” will probably contend that the absence of anti-charter voices hurts its credibility. But the scene Thursday night at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, where the film was screened, underscored the film’s fundamental point about parents’ apolitical dedication to educating their kids. After the documentary played, the film’s parents took to the stage to answer questions from the theater’s packed audience. Their message: Research options early and ignore labels—all that matters is the school’s results. It’s the same message, the parents said, that they now regularly share in neighborhood grocery markets and libraries.

Harlem Success, meanwhile, is trying to keep pace with parents’ demand. Right now the network has four schools, but in 10 years it hopes to operate 40, with some 20,000 kids enrolled. Even then, there would be more work ahead: This year, some 40,000 New York kids will end up on charter school waiting lists.

“The public education system is at a crossroads,” Ms. Sackler says. “Do we want to go back to the time when children are forced to attend their district school no matter how underperforming it is? Or do we want to let parents choose what’s best for their kids and provide a lot of options? Sometimes those options might fail. But . . . I don’t see how you could choose to settle for what we’ve been doing for half a century when it’s been systemically screwing over the same kids—over and over and over.”

Ms. Weiss is an assistant editorial features editor at the Journal.

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West compiles an incomplete list of the Obama documents that Americans have not seen because Obama and the Democrat Party determined that they should be kept secret.

“[T]he People of The United States have a right and responsibility to demand that all of the … sealed records be released in order that the electorate may examine them to finally determine who Barack Hussein Obama really is, and whence he came.”—John L. Work, a retired policeman and detective in Colorado


 

“The Case Against Barack Hussein Obama”

By Diana West

One of the bonuses of writing a syndicated column is the mail that comes in from across the country, from outside the Beltway and beyond the Bos-Wash corridor, often presenting the opportunity for fruitful exchange with similarly concerned fellow-citizens. One such exchange, which has been going on for years now and has developed into a long-distance friendship, is with John L. Work, a retired policeman and detective in Colorado with 24 years service in law enforcement and investigation with police and sheriff’s office, as well as the Colorado public defender’s office.

John, whose analysis has appeared at this website from time to time, has pulled together something very unusual and important, which I am publishing below. It is in the form of an affadavit, the kind of document he used to put together as a detective, amassing evidence in this case about the apparent concealment of documents attesting to the identity and activities of President Barack Hussein Obama. The fact is, the birth certificate controversy is only the beginning of the presidential mystery. There is so much we don’t know for certain about President Obama. Inexplicably but intriguigingly, he has failed to produce his bona fides, while the media (and the White House media in particular), who could ask for them, don’t care, or don’t want to care.

I culled from John’s affadavit what is undoubtedly an incomplete list of the Obama documents that we, the people, have just never gotten a look at due to Obama’s decision not to let us look.

Sure, there’s (1) the original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate. Then there’s:

2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham) — not found, not released

3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed

4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed

5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s reptriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released

6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released

7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii) — not released

8 Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released

9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released. (These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)

10) Columbia College records — not released

11) Columbia senior thesis — not released

12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)

13) Obama’s law client list — sealed

14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed

15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed

16) Obama’s medical records — not released

17) Obama’s passport records — not released

That’s a lot of records sealed and not released. But there’s much more to “the case.” Read it and see what you as an American citizen think.

The Case Against Barack Hussein Obama

The writer, John L. Work, a retired commissioned Colorado Peace Officer and a citizen of the United States of America, herein presents the following facts and circumstances regarding The President of The United States, Barack Hussein Obama. This writer states to this Honorable Court of Public Opinion that Barack Hussein Obama has failed to truthfully disclose to the American People a substantial amount of documentary evidence about his origins and history, to wit:

Barack Hussein Obama, AKA Barry Obama, AKA Barry Soetoro, AKA Barry Dunham, DOB 8-4-1961, the duly elected and sworn President of The United States of America, has not proven that he is Constitutionally eligible to hold that Office. The reasons this writer believes this to be true are as follows:

1) Former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Phillip Berg states in a lawsuit filed in 2008 that Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr., was at the time of Barack, Jr.’s birth a British subject of Kenya, Africa.

2) Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (DOB 11-29-1942), was not old enough to legally confer American citizenship on Barack, Jr. at his birth.

3) Affidavits sworn to and signed by Rev. Kweli Shuhubia and Bishop Ron McRae say that Obama’s paternal grandmother, Sarah Obama, stated during an interview conducted in both the Swahili and English languages that she was present at Barack Obama, Jr.’s birth in Mombasa, Kenya.

4) Publication of Hawaiian newspaper birth announcements in 1961 did not necessarily constitute proof that a birth actually occurred within the State and offer no legal substantiation of citizenship in and of themselves; further, during 1961 Hawaii’s law allowed issuance of Hawaiian birth certification for babies born outside the United States.

5) In his book “Dreams from My Father” Obama claims that, following his birth, his married parents lived together in Hawaii until 1962. Jerome Corsi (Ph.D. Harvard University), an internationally recognized scholar, author and investigative reporter, has discovered documentary evidence which shows that in fact Stanley Ann Dunham and her new-born son Barack, Jr., moved to Seattle, Washington within two weeks of his birth; and that Stanley Ann started Fall semester classes there as a university student.

6) Jerome Corsi has been unable to locate any recorded evidence in Hawaii of either a marriage between Barack, Sr. and Stanley Dunham, or that they ever lived together.

7) Aaron Klein, author of The Manchurian President, reported in the October 27, 2009 World Net Daily that Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama, publicly stated that Stanley Ann Dunham was single when she had Barack, Jr.

8 The Maui News published a report on January 21, 2009, in which former teachers Aimee Yatsushiro and Katherine Nakamoto said that Obama attended Noelani Elementary School from 1966 to 1967. No records from the school have been released.

9) Circa 1967 Stanley Ann Dunham married an Indonesian Muslim named Lolo Soetoro (DOB circa 1935).

10) The Soetoros lived in Jakarta, Indonesia where Barack, Jr. attended Franciskus Assissi school under the name Barry Soetoro, registered as a Muslim. He later attended an Indonesian public school.

11) Stanley Soetoro divorced Lolo in 1980. No records of either Stanley Ann’s or Barry Soetoro’s repatriation as citizens of the United States from Indonesia have been released. No name change records have been released.

12) A report published by Chelsea Schilling on 6-9-2009 in World Net Daily says: a) that Obama attended Punahou School in Honolulu on a scholarship from 5th through 12th grades, and graduated in 1979. b) that none of Obama’s Punahou school financial records have been released.

13) Schilling’s report further states: a) that Obama attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981. b) that attorney Gary Kreep of the U.S. Justice Foundation served a subpoena on the College for Obama’s financial and scholarship records in order to determine if Obama, who was studying on a scholarship, attended Occidental as a foreign national. c) that attorneys for Obama intervened and got the subpoena quashed in Court. d) that none of Obama’s Occidental financial records have been released.

14) Schilling’s report also states: a) In 1982 Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia University in NYC. b) that while he claims to have been active in the Black Student Organization, no one among a number of prominent student leaders interviewed by the New York Times recalled Obama being there. c) that Fox News contacted 400 Columbia students from that time period – and not one of them remembered him. d) that Obama graduated from Columbia in 1983, but school officials claim they do not have a copy of his senior thesis. e) that Obama has refused to release his Columbia transcripts.

15) Schilling’s report further states that Obama entered Harvard University Law School, graduated in 1991 and that he served as the Editor of The Harvard Law Review.

16) Schilling’s report also says: a) that Obama has not released his medical records. b) that Obama’s passport records have never been released c) that Obama at one point in his life traveled to Pakistan, using a passport of unknown origin d) that all files from Obama’s years as an Illinois State Senator are sealed. e) that Obama’s law client list is sealed. f) that Obama’s records with the Illinois State Bar Association are sealed. g) that Obama’s baptism records are sealed. h) that Obama’s adoption records are sealed.

17) An AP report published on 6-27-2004 in the Sunday Standard online edition states that Obama was born in Kenya.

18) Mayhill Fowler reported in the April 7, 2008 Huffington Post on an Obama April 6, 2008 fundraiser speech, during which Obama claimed to have traveled to Pakistan when he was in college. On 4-18-2010 this writer followed Mayhill’s link to an audio-recording of the speech and found that it has been removed from the site.

19) Jerome Corsi reported in World Net Daily on 10-26-2008 that Obama’s original long-form birth certificate is sealed by Hawaii’s Governor, Linda Lingle.

20) On 11-13-2008, attorney at law and author Debbie Schlussel published a copyrighted report of an investigation she commissioned to be done by retired ICE Agent Stephen Coffman into Obama’s Selective Service registration documents. Coffman’s evidentiary findings led to Schlussel’s conclusion that Barack Obama “…either didn’t register for the draft or did so belatedly and fraudulently…”

21) On 8-10-2009 Hawaii Department of Health spokesperson Janet Okubo refused to verify the authenticity of an image, generated by computer and released to the press corps by Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt. LaBolt said that the image depicted was Barack Obama’s birth certificate. Okubo also refused to confirm the veracity of a second and different online computer-generated Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth, posted by FactCheck.org.

22) On October 1, 2009, Susan Daniels, a citizen of the State of Ohio and a licensed private investigator for the plaintiffs in United States District Court Case SACV09-00082-DOC (Anx), Captain Pamela Barnett et al v. Defendants Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle L. R. Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Robert M. Gates, and Joseph R. Biden, filed an affidavit with the Court. Daniels’ affidavit states that she has found evidence proving that Barack Obama’s Social Security Number was issued by the State of Connecticut between 1977 and 1979; further, that Obama’s Social Security Number appears to be originally associated with a man who was born in the 1890s and is now deceased.

23) Susan Daniels filed a second affidavit with the Court on October 19, 2009, which says that further investigation uncovered eight different Social Security Numbers for Barack Hussein Obama in addition to the number to which she alluded in her first affidavit, and two different Social Security Numbers for Michelle Obama.

24) This writer states to this Honorable Court of Public Opinion that there is no known evidence of record to this date which shows that Barack Hussein Obama ever lived in Connecticut.

25) Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution of The United States of America mandates that “…No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States…”

Wherefore, this writer believes he has shown reasonable grounds to believe that Barack Hussein Obama has deliberately, unreasonably and with guile concealed nearly all records of his personal documented history from public scrutiny; and that requests to view those records are reasonable, rational and within the American People’s province. This writer believes the People of The United States have a right and responsibility to demand that all of the afore-described sealed records be released in order that the electorate may examine them to finally determine who Barack Hussein Obama really is, and whence he came.

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“A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.” Syed Qutb, leading intellectual of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and ’60s.

The Muslims involved in the attacks on Israel … care nothing for manmade geographical boundaries, just as they care nothing for manmade laws, or, for that matter, human life.

What they care about is wiping Israel and everything it stands for off the face of the Earth. … The one thing that Israel stands for that drives the Universal Jihadists of the Middle East mad … is the right and freedom of a human being to be something other than Muslim. Universal Jihadists are dedicated to wiping such freedom from the face of the Earth. That’s why their overtly stated goal is to destroy Israel and the Jews. It is pure, seething hatred.

For those people of reason in the world who care about facts instead of hysterical Jihadist propaganda, over a million tons of humanitarian supplies have gone into Gaza through Israel in the last 18 months. That’s nearly a full ton of supplies for every man, woman, and child in all of Gaza!

The Jihadists and their liberal “friends” fraudulently pretending to be on a “humanitarian aid” mission are lying. … Islam demands that Muslims lie to non-Muslims if it benefits Universal Jihad and the Islamic goal of world domination.

Universal Jihad is not only a declared war on Israel, it is a declared war on the United States … And to our eternal shame, … Obama, is now aiding and abetting Universal Jihad by his words and actions, and has turned his back on Israel.—Vijay Kumar

Brother O and the Democrats have replaced reason and truth with ideology and prejudice, which demonizes Israel and vilifies America based on lies and propaganda that ignorant, obedient Americans accept as truth.

While Americans are losing their rationality and their freedoms to the Islamization of America and the ongoing efforts to replace the U.S. Constitution with Shariah Law, Brother O continues to uplift and praise Islam while downplaying and criticizing America’s Judeo/Christian heritage.

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religions, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”—Patrick Henry

Vijay Kumar is the Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District in Tennessee.

I.M. Kane


Israel and Universal Jihad

By Vijay Kumar

Israel is the target of Islam’s Universal Jihadists, whether they come from Turkey, Palestine, Lancashire, the United Nations, Maine, or Sweden. Islam’s own Syed Qutb said it best: “A Muslim has no nationality except his belief.” The exact same statement applies to the allies and supporters of Islam’s Universal Jihadists.

That’s why all the talk about Gaza and Palestinians and Turkey and “humanitarian aid” is pure fraud and nothing but fraud, all merely part of the Islamic Universal Jihad against Israel and everything it stands for. The Muslims involved in the attacks on Israel—no matter what piece of land they call home—care nothing for manmade geographical boundaries, just as they care nothing for manmade laws, or, for that matter, human life.

What they care about is wiping Israel and everything it stands for off the face of the Earth. That is their goal. The one thing that Israel stands for that drives the Universal Jihadists of the Middle East mad—however short a trip that may be—is the right and freedom of a human being to be something other than Muslim. Universal Jihadists are dedicated to wiping such freedom from the face of the Earth. That’s why their overtly stated goal is to destroy Israel and the Jews. It is pure, seething hatred.

The “humanitarian aid” mission these Universal Jihadists and their liberal handmaidens are parading before the world press is nothing but a flotilla of pure, seething hatred, and it is a criminal fraud on Israel and on the world. It is actually a massive propaganda mission whose sole purpose is to smear and defame Israel, and weaken it for future attacks.

For those people of reason in the world who care about facts instead of hysterical Jihadist propaganda, over a million tons of humanitarian supplies have gone into Gaza through Israel in the last 18 months. That’s nearly a full ton of supplies for every man, woman, and child in all of Gaza!

So who is lying? The Jihadists and their liberal “friends” fraudulently pretending to be on a “humanitarian aid” mission are lying. That shouldn’t be a surprise: Islam demands that Muslims lie to non-Muslims if it benefits Universal Jihad and the Islamic goal of world domination.

Hamas is just one arm of Universal Jihad, and they’ve sent over 10,000 mortars and rockets into Israel. Why? Pure, seething hatred, that’s why.

Israel is completely within its legal rights under international law to have mounted the Gaza blockade, and to have enforced it in international waters by stopping the Jihadist flotilla of pure, seething hatred fraudulently calling itself a “humanitarian aid” mission.

But the Universal Jihadists surrounding Israel on every side care nothing whatsoever about “international law.” That, after all, is just more man-made law, and means absolutely nothing to the Jihadists, who honor only the allegedly “divine law” of the Quran and the Sunnah: Shariah law.

Islam’s own Syed Qutb said it clearly: “There is only one law which ought to be followed, and that is the Shariah.”

Islam’s own Syed Qutb also exposed the complete fraud being perpetrated by Hamas and the rest of the Jihadist liars claiming that Gaza, and even Israel, are somehow important for the land to Muslims: “The homeland of the Muslim, in which he lives and which he defends, is not a piece of land; the nationality of the Muslim, by which he is identified, is not the nationality determined by a government.” So it’s all Jihadist fraud, and nothing but fraud.

The real driving force behind it is the one that has perpetuated 1400 years of the same kind of aggression, invasion, war, terrorism, slaughter, propaganda, and conquest of entire civilizations, such as Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran: it is Universal Jihad, the eternal Islamic quest for complete world domination.

Israel is just the next most important target in this 1400-year war against mankind and civilization.

The “humanitarian aid” mission is a Universal Jihad war flotilla, and it is nothing else. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) is the Turkish headquarters for Universal Jihad. The 10,000 rockets and mortars thrown by Hamas at Israel are missiles of Universal Jihad. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the American headquarters of Universal Jihad. The Muslims in Afghanistan and Pakistan flooding the world with heroin (which is only sold to non-Muslims) are doing their part for Universal Jihad. The Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for Israel to be “wiped off the face of the map” is the voice of Universal Jihad.

Universal Jihad is not only a declared war on Israel, it is a declared war on the United States and on our Constitution.

And to our eternal shame, our own President, Barack Hussein Obama, is now aiding and abetting Universal Jihad by his words and actions, and has turned his back on Israel.

I support Israel absolutely and unconditionally. I decry and denounce Universal Jihad as the most hateful, destructive, amoral, and vicious assault on mankind and human rights and freedoms that the world has ever known.

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