Where There’s a Will

Four guys have been going on the same fishing trip for many years. A few days before the group’s annual departure date, John’s wife puts her foot down and tells him he isn’t going. John’s fishing buddies are very upset that he can’t go, but what can they do? 

Two days later the three get to the camping site to find John sitting there with his tent set up, firewood gathered, dinner cooking on the fire, and drinking a cold beer.

“Heck John, how long you been here, and how did you talk your missus into letting you go?”

“Well, I’ve been here since last night. Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my recliner when my wife came up behind me, put her hands over my eyes, and asked, “Guess who?”

I pulled her hands off, and there she was, wearing a nightie.

She took my hand and pulled me into the bedroom, where she’d lit candles and put rose petals all over the place, looked like something out of a movie. 

Well, she’s been reading 50 Shades of Grey or something. On the bed she had handcuffs, and ropes! She told me to tie her up and cuff her to the bed, so I did.

And then she said, ‘Honey, you can do whatever you want.’

So, boys, here I am!”

Yolande Knell’s annual politicisation of Christmas on Radio 4

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As usual during the festive season, BBC content on and around Christmas Eve included several politicised reports from Yolande Knell about Christmas celebrations in Palestinian Authority controlled areas.

Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sunday’ on December 23rd heard a report (from 10:00 here) about St Nicholas Day which, according to presenter Emily Buchanan “is still widely celebrated and nowhere more so than among the Christians of the Palestinian town of Beit Jala.”

During that report listeners were told by Yolande Knell that:

Knell: “Over the centuries some town’s people claim that St Nicholas has protected them, including in 1948 during the fighting that followed the creation of the State of Israel and the violence of two Palestinian uprisings.”

Although her examples “over the centuries” were limited to events connected to Israel, Knell did not bother to inform listeners that during the Second Intifada Palestinian terrorists used Beit Jala…

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And the West Sleeps in Ignorance

Beyond the Cusp

We have had two Defense Ministers/Secretaries resign within a week or so of one another. The first being the Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who protested the lack of response by the Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, to the firing of almost five-hundred rockets into Israel on and above the incendiary Balloons and Kites which destroyed wilderness preserves, forests and acre upon acre of farm lands which were almost ready for harvest bring months of toil and hard work by the farmers to naught. The second was the United States Secretary of Defense General James ‘mad dog’ Mattis who stated that his disagreement over pulling of American troops from the Middle East left him little choice and stated to the President was, “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for…

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Palestinian Children: Victims of Arab Apartheid

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Mohammed Majdi Wahbeh, a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, is the latest victim of apartheid and discriminatory laws targeting Palestinians in an Arab country.

Wahbeh was pronounced dead this week after Lebanese hospitals refused to receive him because his parents were unable to cover the cost of his medical treatment. According to reports in the Lebanese media, one hospital asked the boy’s family to pay $2,000 for his admittance. The boy had been in coma for three days before his death, but no hospital agreed to receive him because his family could not afford to cover the expenses of his treatment.

The death of the Palestinian boy at the entrance to the hospital has sparked a wave of anger among many Lebanese and Palestinians. Addressing the Lebanese Minister of Health, Ghassan Husbani, Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek wrote on Twitter:

“Mr. Minister, as residents, we ask you: Why did a three-year-old boy die at the entrance to a hospital, and who issued the order to prevent him from being admitted? Doesn’t your ministry bear responsibility? Since when does an illness differentiate between a Palestinian boy and a Lebanese boy? What is your responsibility with regard to this crime?”

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Germany: Three Muslim migrants gang-rape 18-year-old girl in disco

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Why does this keep happening? One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, and believed their actions justified by Islam.

The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that such abuse would be justified.

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Egypt’s Sisi Confirms ‘Wide Range of Cooperation’ With Israel on Security

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In a “60 Minutes” interview set to air on CBS this weekend, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi confirmed his country’s military was working with Israel in the fight against ISIS terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

“That is correct,” he replied when asked if security ties with Israel were the closest they had ever been since the signing of the peace treaty between the once-enemy states four decades ago. “We have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis.”

According to CBS, after the interview was conducted, Cairo’s ambassador to the US requested that it not be broadcast, due to questions Sisi was asked about the human rights situation in Egypt.

Nevertheless, CBS said, the full interview will be shown on Sunday at 7 p.m. (US Eastern time).

Israel’s involvement in Egypt’s military campaign against ISIS in Sinai was reported by The New York Times last February

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