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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday links

From Ian:

Genocides, unlike hurricanes, are predictable, says world expert. And Iran is following the pattern
Gregory Stanton, founder of Genocide Watch, says Iran has taken six of the eight steps on path to genocide. But it’s not late to follow Canada’s preventative lead
“Genocide is neither linear nor “inexorable.” It is, rather, predictable and preventable, so long as you recognize the universal signs. And Iran, in its language and action, has taken six of the eight steps on the path to genocide, according to Dr. Gregory Stanton, the world’s foremost expert on the matter.”
Abbas threatens to step down - Is it that day of the month already?


Iran's crazed gay bashers
Conspiracy is rife in certain sections of Iranian society when it comes to issues such as Israel, the US, and homosexuality. Sadly, mainstream media outlets also play their part
"The ideologues of the Islamic regime in Iran know all too well how to use external enemies to persecute enemies closer to home. According to those in power, the Jews, the Israelis, the United States, and even the West more generally are the causes of Iran’s domestic problems."

Daniel Pipes: Islamic violence advances Shariah law
"Western civilization in the balance: Islamist aspirations grow with improved communications and weakened Middle Eastern governments, ultimately posing an existential question for Westerners: Will we maintain our historic civilization against their challenge, or will we accept Muslim dominion and a second-class dhimmi status?”

Muslims Continue Showing Respect for Other People’s Religion
"That’s why when Muslims in Lebanon protested by tearing down posters of Pope Benedict, they were respecting religion. And when they rioted on the Jewish Temple Mount, more respect for religion. And when Muslims deface the Star of David, the symbol of the name of King David, a man they claim to consider a prophet, that’s just more respect for religion. With so much Muslim respect for religion out there, it’s hard to know if we can take any more."

Pakistan 'forced' scientist to trade secrets
Abdul Qadeer Khan, Pakistan's renegade nuclear scientist, claims he was ordered to sell nuclear secrets by Benazir Bhutto, the country's former prime minister.

IAEA renews pressure on Iran after 'terrorists' charge
The U.N. nuclear agency said on Tuesday that Iran must address concerns about its suspected atom bomb research, one day after Tehran alleged that "terrorists" had infiltrated the organization to sabotage the Islamic Republic's uranium enrichment plants.

Defected Syrian general: Damascus planned to send chemical weapons to Hezbollah
Adnan Sillu, formerly in charge of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile, tells Times of London Assad has drawn up plans to gas rebels and civilians
Hamas Calls for Abbas to Resign After he says Israel Founded to ‘Remain’
Hamas demanded the resignation of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas after Abbas said Israel “was founded in order to remain and not in order to vanish” as the result of a nuclear war with Iran, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported Sept. 18.

CAIR Rep: Violence Shows It’s America That Needs to Change
Anti-American violence throughout the Muslim world, ostensibly over a cheap Internet film denigrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad, may be misguided, but it’s a result of “the lack of dignity, the lack of respect that they’re being shown.” And it’s up to America to change policies to calm things.

Honest Reporting: Israeli Cruise Review Sinks in Ocean of Garbage
“On September 15, Gabriella Le Breton published her review of a cruise to Israel in The Times of London. What followed was a stunning display of ignorance and a lack of fact checking.”

IDF Blog: Learn How to Defend Yourself — IDF Style (Episode 2)

The IDF incubator for Israel’s future CEOs
The top physics and math students in Israel are groomed for dazzling careers through an unusual military training program.

Millions of pounds to be spent on regenerative medicine research; millions of people to benefit
A UK-Israel scientific effort seeks to make new discoveries in stem cell therapy, molecular medicine, and other areas.


Also, UNESCO Třebíč ghetto scene of denial of Jewish heritage (Missing Peace)

Plus, how Chinese describe the difference between how Jews and Chinese do business:
The difference between Jewish and Chinese people: A Jew opens a gas station in some place and business is very good. Then a second Jew comes along and opens a restaurant, and then third Jew opens a supermarket, and the place very quickly prospers. When a Chinese person opens a gas station and business is very good, the second Chinese will definitely open a second gas station, and then the third, the fourth… Competition is vicious and it’s no fun for anybody.

(h/t Russell)