Tags: Iran, Just War, Peace, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Total War, War
by Walter Hudson – PJ Media – January 31, 2012
Imagine discovering that your police force, funded through local taxes, has begun diverting patrols to a neighboring town instead of protecting your own. Most people would be up in arms, and rightfully so.
A similar impulse informs Ron Paul’s foreign policy. He claims our military is off adventuring outside its jurisdiction. It is a message which appeals to a loyal base of supporters who believe that America’s military ought to respond to direct threats against American lives, rather than police the rest of the world.
There is a legitimate argument for refocusing our military, but not as Ron Paul and many of his supporters articulate it.
Tags: Iran, isolationism, Israel, Itamar, libertarian, News, NewsReal Blog, Right to Exist, Ron Paul, stabbing, Terrorist, West Bank
by Walter Hudson, contributed to David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog
A three month old baby girl was stabbed to death along with most of her family on Friday.
In the Israeli settlement of Itamar on the West Bank, at least one terrorist broke into the home of Ruth and Udi Fogel (35 and 36). The mother and father of six were brutally stabbed to death in their bed. The killer(s) then stalked from room to room and slayed three of six children – two boys, Yoav (11), Elad (3), and a three month old infant girl whose name was Hadas.
“The children were literally slaughtered,” an IDF officer said, describing the scene, including the children’s toys spilled out on the floor and covered in blood. “This is one of the most brutal attacks we have ever seen.”
Three other children in the family survived. Two were in a side room and perhaps went unnoticed. A third, the eldest son Tamar (12) was away from the home. Imagine how their lives have been devastated, how difficult it will be to salvage their broken hearts and rattled souls.
Tags: Hollywood, Iran, islam, Muslims, NewsReal Blog, Sharia Law, stoning, The Concession Stand, The Stoning of Soraya M
by Walter Scott Hudson, contributed to NewsReal Blog
2008’s The Stoning of Soraya M. jarred audiences with an uncompromising portrayal of Islamic “justice” in Iran. The film was based on a book by French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, and relayed the true story of a woman framed for adultery by her husband as a way to extricate himself from the marriage. Under Islamic Sharia Law, adultery is a crime punishable by death.
The story is told in the form of a flashback. Soraya’s aunt recites the tale to Sahebjam. We therefore know from the start (if not the title) how the story ends. That is part of what makes the film so powerful. As the circumstances building toward Soraya’s stoning take shape, the viewer finds their fragile hope repeatedly dashed upon the rocks of foreknowledge.
Another real-life tale of the sickening injustice manifest in Sharia Law has taken shape in recent years. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman, was sentenced to death by stoning only four years ago. The handling of her case reveals the moral confusion which manifests in Islamic legalism.