Dear Jews, everywhere, I would like to point out the time bomb likely to explode in your faces. It has already been detonated in France. When it happens in the country you call home, you may be shocked and unprepared, so I present this letter to you as a warning. In it, I will inform you of some basic facts – facts that can never be changed.1. You are a Jew, whether you like it or not.
It doesn't matter if you change your name. It doesn't matter if you convert. You say you don't think of yourself as Jewish? Perhaps Judaism is just too far beneath your enlightened consciousness. Well tough luck – it's still a part of who you are. I know, I know, this is the modern world.
In America, Jews are first class citizens. But it really is "only in America" where Jews enjoy equal status. Perhaps you have forgotten that with the exception of the United States and Israel, Jews in all other countries suffer the stigma of the outsider. Granted that your personal future looks bright since you overcame your ancestry, however, you mistakenly believe that you are a member of the elite club of secular society.
But, have you ever heard of the Holocaust? A little over 60 years ago, the discovery of one Jewish grandparent in one's family tree was enough to mark that person for the slaughter. That means that Jews living the high life in denial were plucked from their exalted status and plunged into the concentration camps and worse. And in the centuries and decades prior to the Holocaust, was life more secure? At certain periods, indeed it was – or so it seemed – and then, the inevitable fall from grace.
You have become used to being accepted. But, if you forget the stories of your ancestors, you are sure to see them come true in your own lives. Please believe me. Being a Muslim, living under the dark shadows of Islamism, I see, watch and experience every day the reach and depth of anti-Semitism that has taken hostage a whole people. There cannot be a better person than a Muslim to warn you of your misguided sense of liberalism; I live in an environment that is so carefully and skillfully prepared to annihilate Jews.
Note the rising anti-Semitism in Europe and in certain sectors of American society (college campuses, the media, the Presbyterian Church etc.) Just a few weeks ago, 200 French Jews immigrated to Israel, fed up with the rampant persecution by "Muslim toughs," as former New York City Mayor, Edward I. Koch puts it. The country which has pledged "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité" since the 1800s once again turned its back on the Jews. "Never again" is the oath the Jewish people have collectively sworn since the horrors of World War II. All freedom loving peoples of the world must actively participate in securing Jewish future to guarantee that this oath holds true. Jews truly are the chosen people – when things in the world go sour, Jews are chosen to pay the penalty.
2. The world has hated and will always hate Jews for one reason.
Over the summer a friend of mine attended a lecture in Israel given by Rabbi Eric Coopersmith of Aish Ha Torah, entitled "Why the Jews?" He told me that Rabbi Eric disproved the common misconceptions of why the Jews are always picked on and got to the truth of the matter. It isn't because the Jews supposedly control the world and all the money in it (you don't), or because you killed Jesus (you didn't), or because you just happen to always be the scapegoat. I agree with Rabbi Coopersmith who pointed out that you can only scapegoat a group of people you were already willing to hate. His humorous example was that the Nazis couldn't scapegoat midgets and it's true – it would never work. Whether they realize it or not, people are and have always been willing to hate the Jews for one simple reason: they gave the world the concept of an objective right and wrong.
When the first seeds of Judaism were planted in Abraham, his descendents were required to teach humanity about conscience and morality. In a time of universal barbarism and cruelty, the ancient Hebrews were the first to adopt for themselves the six values essential for civilized existence: the sanctity of life, education, family, social responsibility, equality before the law, and peace (Source: WorldPerfect by Ken Spiro). In my view, the ancient world couldn't forgive you for it and neither could Hitler. In his writings, Hitler clearly said that he is a barbarian who wants to express his primal instincts and Judaism says he can't. For him, not only is the concept of conscience "a Jewish invention; it is a blemish, like circumcision." The infamous Hitler Youth even sang a song with these lyrics:
_We are the joyous Hitler Youth;
_We have no need for Christian virtue.
_Our leader is our savior;
_The pope and rabbi shall be gone.
_We shall be pagans once again.
Hitler also told his people that Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortifications of a false vision known as conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and personal independence which only a very few can bear.
(Visit http://www.aish.com/seminars/whythejews/wtj01000.htm for the full seminar.)
Yes, even though Hitler is Hitler and he was no liberal, the comparison matters because liberal America and Europe are slowly rebelling against the values required for civilized existence. These are the values advanced in the Jewish Bible, specifically the Torah, and summed up in the 10 Commandments. These values were offered – though hardly accepted – to all of humanity through the vehicles of Judaism and Christianity. But, liberals, either through base ignorance or intention, are rejecting those values in word and deed. Example: a deaf lesbian couple genetically engineered two deaf children on purpose! If you don't see what is wrong with that – how selfish and cruel it is for parents to deliberately handicap children they supposedly love and are required to care for – then I've made my point. You have abandoned the notion of objective morality, feeling that it stifles your freedom of action. You have become a barbarian that feels he can do whatever he wants and, like Hitler, is proud of it.
3. You can't have your cake and eat it too. And if you lose your cake, there's nothing to eat.
I really like animals and I really care about the environment. I am also in favor of women's rights. But you know what? None of it matters. "Yes it does matter!" I can hear you thinking. But here's my answer: we have bigger problems! Civilization as we know it is in jeopardy because liberals are so eager to abandon the values on which it rests. They are not willing to support the institutions that safeguard those values. Case in point: radical Islam threatens to subjugate the world and murder, enslave or convert all non-Muslims. Liberals are not even willing to support the institution most necessary for our defense against radical Islam: the military. Instead, they blame America.
To them, America is the immoral bully. Likewise, Israel is another immoral bully that liberals are reluctant to support. But in actuality, Israel has been a victim of Islamist terrorism since the 1920s, long before the state was established. The same terrorism is now being waged worldwide, even against countries, like Saudi Arabia, that sponsor it! Israel is on the front lines of Islamist terrorism and Americans, especially American Jews, should support it. Liberals undercut American efforts and damage the morale of our troops by questioning the war while it is being waged! Some say the war is a mistake, that it is just a pompous show of American imperialism. Others go as far as to claim that we are fighting an enemy of our own invention, denying Saddam Hussein's link to global terrorism, and assuming that just because WMDs have not been discovered yet, they do not exist.
My friends, after 9/11, how can you possibly assert that war against Islamist terrorism is unjustified? Should we trust the terrorist supporters who, in English, deny that they are waging global jihad against the civilized world, yet say it outright in their own language? Liberals would rather trust Saddam than our own president. Israel's fight is civilization's fight and we must support it before the same unremitting terror comes to our own shores. We must show that we are willing to fight and expect to win.
Liberals criticize the United States for not involving the U.N. in its war on terror. But if you care about Israel, why would you want the U.S. to empower an institution that is corrupt, anti-Semitic, and anti-Zionist?
I know a lot of liberal Jews who support Israel. Here's what I say to them – they can just give themselves a big old pat on the back because that's really all they're going to get from anyone. In other words, there's nothing to be gained by voting for Kerry with respect to Israel but I'll tell you what you risk losing: our "cake" – Israel.
As a liberal Jew, you think that by voting as a democrat you will save the earth and all its peaceful creatures, and by some crazy extension, Israel's survival will somehow be guaranteed. You don't believe that war solves anything and neither does your presidential candidate. You and Kerry believe that diplomacy and appeasement will protect Israel, even while its Arab enemies send in suicide bombers to kill civilians, and launch mortar and rocket attacks on schools, synagogues, and hospitals. Right?
Wrong. To quote the guys at Protest Warrior (www.protestwarrior.com) "Except for ending slavery, Fascism, Nazism, and Communism, war has never solved anything!" You may want peace – and believe me, so do I – but do you know who doesn't want peace? Arafat, Saddam, Bin Laden, and all their brainwashed followers – the illiterate as well as the many literate ones – who blame America and Israel for their problems instead of their self-indulgent, sadistic dictators. Okay, they actually do want peace, but all of infidels have to convert to Islam first. That's not going to work for anyone who believes in truth and justice. We can pretend that our enemies share our values and see the world the same way we see it, but the truth still remains – they won't budge from their positions, forcing us to act as appeasers in an ever futile attempt to win their favor.
To paraphrase Daniel Pipes, appeasement doesn't work against ideologically driven opponents. They see it as a show of weakness and hence, a victory for themselves. It didn't work with Nazis and it's not going to work with our enemies of today either. We can't make peace with people who don't want peace. And if they say they want peace, we need to evaluate their actions before we blindly accept their words as gospel, as we have so many times in the past.
Speaking of empty words and promises, don't be duped by the 2004 election propaganda from either party. So when the Kerry-Edwards "Greetings from the Jewish Outreach Team" tells you that John Kerry plans to wean America off its dependence on the Saudis, don't buy it. Don't assume that Kerry's the better candidate believing that he, unlike Bush, is not in bed with the Saudis. Folks, the bed is a lot bigger than you think, and there's plenty of space taken up by Kerry. Sure, George W. Bush is no George Washington but that doesn't automatically make Kerry Abe Lincoln. Translation: we must vote for the lesser of two evils.
The Saudis will be tied up with our government no matter who wins (source: Sleeping with the Devil by Robert Baer), which makes the entire subject of Saudi dependence a non-issue. In the words of Dr. Jack Wheeler, "The American game of life is poker. All of us are in the highest-stakes game of our lives right now and the only way to back out is to leave the table – leave America and move somewhere else. If you're staying put, then you're in the game, and you play the hand you're dealt.
VALUES. Look guys – values! Second, they've been trying to convert the Jews for over 2000 years. Has it worked? No it hasn't – you are still here. Third, they may want to convert you, but at least they don't want to slice off our heads and parade around holding our body parts. Your real enemies have done more than just taunt you with their master plan. You have seen the plan and how it works. Why are you not more shaken by that?
So you may love your live minks and your trees and trust me, I'm happy for your diverse, non-discriminating family, but at the end of the day you're still a Jew, remember? And if you've ever taken the time to stroll through history, you'd know that the one thing that makes Jews of today so much more privileged than Jews of the past is the fact that you have a state.
When France, or Germany, or God forbid, America doesn't want you anymore, Israel will take you in. Can you imagine being told you have a matter of days to leave your home and you have nowhere to go? A Jewish friend of mine says, she certainly can't imagine it but her great-grandparents were there. It was a time when there was no Israel and America had already closed her gates – the fact that her grandmother and her parents were admitted to this country is nothing short of miraculous. The rest of their family wasn't so fortunate.
I beg of you, put your vanities aside and for the sake of your children, let's make sure they have somewhere to go. Your real protection is there, in the heart of the Middle East, surrounded by twenty-two Arab nations that all want to devour it. It's there, and it's your, but more often than not, Israel's very existence is dangling by a thread. That was the case in 1948, 1967, 1973, and countless other times, including now – 2015. You have no time to waste. Help let the world know that you are here to stay. With a homeland, your survival is guaranteed; without one, your own lives are also on the line. You can assimilate as much as you want but that doesn't change your inherent Jewish blood and DNA.
The Jew-haters of the world want to eradicate every trace of you. They will not be satisfied by simply watering you down. That was Hitler's belief. Radical Muslim enemies share his goal and are attempting to carry out his plan.
One of the most controversial stories of the week was the insane levels of hype and outrage over a Muslim boy who made a digital clock and then was arrested because his teacher thought it might be a bomb.Within hours of the story, until liberals turned it into their latest pet cause, — accusing the school administrators, and anyone who agreed with their cautious actions, as “Islamophobes.”
Obama, as he did with the Trayon Martin case, immediately made the story explode by inviting Ahmed to the White House in a Tweet that the media hyped worldwide. Invitations and internship offers for the “boy genius inventor” soon came in from places such as Facebook, Twitter and MIT.
But to skeptics, something about the story stunk from the start — and the evidence is now mounting that the entire incident may have been a setup or hoax after all.
First there is the fact that the place it occurred, Irving, TX, was recently in the news as the first city in America to bar Muslim Sharia Law (among all international law structures) from use, after Muslim “scholars” announced a “Sharia Tribunal” in January — sparking outrage among Americans.
The Irving, TX anti-Sharia vote infuriated Muslims worldwide, making it perhaps a target for a setup.
Then Breitbart revealed that Ahmed’s father Mohamed ElHassan Mohamed, is a well-known Muslim activist and rabble-rouser, taking on Koran-burner Terry Jones, and debating radical Islam-critic Robert Spencer — neither of which has been reported by the media.
This would tend to support the contention that the Ahmed clock incident was a “setup” or “lawsuit bait” — one backed up by this Tweet put out by Mohammed:
Then there was the bizarre behavior of Ahmed himself when he brought his “invention” to school. After he showed it to his engineering teacher…the teacher said it resembled a bomb, and asked him not to show it to any other teachers. But Ahmed then brought it into his English class, plugged it in, set an alarm to go off, and did not mention to the teacher who felt “threatened” by it that he already showed it to the engineering teacher, and to ask him about it…which could have easily resolved the security concerns. Police described Ahmed as being “passive aggressive” in his answers to their questions, and didn’t have a “reasonable answer” as to what he was doing with the case. Was his behavior consistent with wanting to provoke a response by Irving authorities? Now an engineer’s blog post on Artvoice may have exposed the entire incident as a setup or hoax once and for all. The engineer asserts that the “boy genius” Ahmed didn’t “invent” anything at all. He merely took apart an existing clock from the 1970s, and inexplicably transplanted its guts into the large pencil case he picked up off Amazon. This individual has an engineering degree and a love for all things electronics and thought it would be cool to reverse engineer the clock built by Ahmed, because well, he’s the kind of guy who gets a kick out of doing such things. According to him and his research, that’s when he made the discovery about Ahmed’s “invention.” From Artvoice:
I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn’t invent his own alarm clock. He didn’t even build a clock. Now, before I go on and get accused of attacking a 14 year old kid who’s already been through enough, let me explain my purpose. I don’t want to just dissect the clock. I want to dissect our reaction as a society to the situation. Part of that is the knee-jerk responses we’re all so quick to make without facts. So, before you scroll down and leave me angry comments, please continue to the end (or not – prove my point, and miss the point, entirely!)The engineer goes on to ask a few good questions that aren’t aimed at picking on Ahmed, but are focused on how we as a society seem to be itching for some new cause to take up, how we’re ready to turn any and every perceived slight into an opportunity to spout off about some major social cause, taking to Facebook and Twitter to blast the web will all sorts of memes and other over emotional blubbering.
For starters, one glance at the printed circuit board in the photo, and I knew we were looking at mid-to-late 1970s vintage electronics. Surely you’ve seen a modern circuit board, with metallic traces leading all over to the various components like an electronic spider’s web. You’ll notice right away the highly accurate spacing, straightness of the lines, consistency of the patterns. That’s because we design things on computers nowadays, and computers assist in routing these lines. Take a look at the board in Ahmed’s clock. It almost looks hand-drawn, right? That’s because it probably was. Computer aided design was in its infancy in the 70s. This is how simple, low cost items (like an alarm clock) were designed. Today, even a budding beginner is going to get some computer aided assistance – in fact they’ll probably start there, learning by simulating designs before building them. You can even simulate or lay out a board with free apps on your phone or tablet. A modern hobbyist usually wouldn’t be bothered with the outdated design techniques. There’s also silk screening on the board. An “M” logo, “C-94” (probably, a part number – C might even stand for “clock”), and what looks like an American flag. More about that in a minute. Point for now being, a hobbyist wouldn’t silk screen logos and part numbers on their home made creation. It’s pretty safe to say already we’re looking at ’70s tech, mass produced in a factory.
So I turned to eBay, searching for vintage alarm clocks. It only took a minute to locate Ahmed’s clock. See this eBay listing, up at the time of this writing. Amhed’s clock was invented, and built, by Micronta, a Radio Shack subsidary. Catalog number 63 756.
The shape and design is a dead give away. The large screen. The buttons on the front laid out horizontally would have been on a separate board – a large snooze button, four control buttons, and two switches to turn the alarm on and off, and choose two brightness levels. A second board inside would have contained the actual “brains” of the unit. The clock features a 9v battery back-up, and a switch on the rear allows the owner to choose between 12 and 24 hour time. (Features like a battery back-up, and a 24 hour time selection seems awful superfluous for a hobby project, don’t you think?) Oh, and about that “M” logo on the circuit board mentioned above? Micronta.
For one last bit of confirmation, I located the pencil box Ahmed used for his project. During this video interview he again claims it was his “invention” and that he “made” the device – but the important thing at the moment, at 1:13, we see him showing the pencil box on his computer screen. Here it is on Amazon, where it’s clearly labeled as being 8.25 inches wide. Our eBay seller also conveniently took a photo of the clock next to a ruler to show it’s scale – about 8 inches wide. The dimensions all line up perfectly.
So there you have it folks, Ahmed Mohamad did not invent, nor build a clock. He took apart an existing clock, and transplanted the guts into a pencil box, and claimed it was his own creation. It all seems really fishy to me.
If we accept the story about “inventing” an alarm clock is made up, as I think I’ve made a pretty good case for, it’s fair to wonder what other parts of the story might be made up, not reported factually by the media, or at least, exaggerated.
Another great point brought up by this guy centers on why Ahmed was worried about the clock “looking suspicious” which is a claim he makes in an interview with the media. He specifically says he chose to close up the box with cord so it wouldn’t “look suspicious.”If this was truly just about showing off his love for electronics — a perfectly acceptable and healthy hobby — why this specific concern?
Another good question posed by the engineer is why in the world he would choose a pencil case as the housing for his clock, seeing as how it had to be closed up, making it super difficult to actually see the number display. Also, the open case poses a safety risk as there’s a transformer near the snooze button, which could produce an electric shock.
He goes on to suggest the possibility that maybe, just maybe, this whole thing really was a hoax bomb after all.
This afternoon, some Redditors also claimed that Ahmed’s claimed USB hub “invention” pictured in the video still above is simply a Best Buy USB hub with its plastic cover removed, with no modifications made to it. NOT an “invention” of any kind.
Regardless of Ahmed’s intentions, the truth of the matter is that the fury and rage over the incident says far more about us as a culture than it does about the boy who is now the center of attention, the new spokesman for equality being used by CAIR to push forward their agenda.
Instead of just immediately blabbing about this “poor, poor child,” and emoting online, perhaps we as a society should’ve applied some sound logic and research to the whole situation before immediately jumping to conclusions, assuming this was all about race or religion.
Definitely something to ponder.