Yesterday we talked Hamas now lets talk Islam in our series of the common theme of the left series.

Item: This story that has gotten very little press in the three days since it did:

Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.

The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in “violent jihad,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a release.

Four men what kind of men?

A federal complaint unsealed Monday says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader. Kabir served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001.

The other two – 23-year-old Ralph Deleon of Ontario and 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland – converted to Islam in 2010 and began engaging with Kabir and others online in discussions about jihad, including posting radical content to Facebook and expressing extremist views in comments.

They later recruited 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside.

Oh Islamic men, strangely enough Al Qaeda doesn’t have a lot of luck recruiting Methodists. Jim Treacher opines:

Supporters of Islamic terrorism? In Southern California? Talk about hiding in plain sight.

Okay, you can now forget this ever happened. And by no means should you try to connect it with any other incidents, past or future. It’s just another in a long line of completely unrelated events, and it’ll stay that way unless you want to reveal yourself as a racist.

Any questions, racist?

Yes you would be racist to bring up this just as you are intolorant if you object to gay marriage…with some exceptions:

A female teacher of Islamic religious studies is causing stir with her declarations. As reported by Der Standard, while giving a lesson on religion the woman allegedly declared among other things that homosexuals should be incinerated.

Note she didn’t say they couldn’t get married before they are incinerated. The reaction of the Islamic community?

The Islamic Religious Community presumes that after having spent a whole year near Mecca, she has lost sense of what one can say in a Western society.”

Note that, not what is true, not what is right, what can be said.

What can’t be said is any critique of Islam, no matter how true.

The latest in our series of the common thread of the left

As of this writing a “Truce” is in effect between Israel & Hamas. The left and media during this crisis has pilloried Israel

NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin seemed to take a strong position, rather than just reporting, on the United States’ role in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He effectively blamed the unresolved crisis on the United States’ refusal to recognize Hamas and for not doing enough to reign in Israel’s military actions.

This ignores the fact that this wasn’t a crisis when Israel was being shot at, it only became a crisis when Israel began shooting back.

Item: The left claims Israel is an oppressor and our state department remains unwilling to critique Turkey for calling Israel a terror state, however if you want to know how they really feel consider this story:

Back in mid-June, during the great Paris weapons show, the Rafael pavilion was absolutely the busiest around, and everybody wanted to look at the new, exciting, Iron Dome system, the greatest achievement in rocket defense ever. But by the end of the show, Rafael hadn’t made a single sale. The Arrow sold well, other systems did great – Iron Dome wasn’t moving. So they contacted their big clients, the serious ones, and asked what gives. And those clients told them no one except Israel has any use for these things. Because in any normal, sane country, if some hooligans were to start targeting civilians with rockets – the army would go and kill them. emphasis mine

So in public Israel needs to show restraint, in private Hamas and their rocket firing friends are “some hooligans” than normal people would just go kill?

I object to the use of the term “Hooligans” it’s not like they are a bunch of bikers dragging their murdered people behind them as they rideoh wait:

The six “were caught red-handed” with high-tech filming equipment to take videos of military positions, according to a security source quoted by the Hamas Aqsa radio. The men were shot.

Militants hooked the body of one alleged spy to a motorcycle and dragged him through the streets of Gaza City.

Yeah that sounds like “hooligans” to me.

If you are as old as me you remember when Reagan called the Soviets an “Evil Empire” the left went absolutely nuts. Speaking the truth aloud is just not done…but more on that tomrrow

Today’s entry on the common theme of the left and their problem with truth comes from Morning Joe

Item: On Morning Joe yesterday I saw the sudden post-election discovery of Benghazi (but not Senator Kelly Ayotte who Willie Geist refers to as “others”) in the context of the following arguments:

1. It is OK to send out a member of the administration to say something they know is false or as a dupe who doesn’t know they are sending out false information. (Unlike Iraq for example where the administration and every intelligence agency in the world believed what they were saying was true)

2. Questioning a black woman like Susan Rice is bad optics and racism (unlike questioning a black woman like Condi Rice which is simply asking questions to power plus she doesn’t count as black because she is republican).

3. It is foolish to demand accountability because such a demand is based on facts and accountability rather than deferring to a mandate of racial or sexual politics.

Note that the death of three four Americans is not the issue, the administration sending out a person before the election to deceive is not the issue, no it is the idea that two of the three Senators who have critiqued said person are white men (we’ll ignore female Senator in the group) and she is a black woman and because she is a black woman the standards of truth and honesty do not apply here.

In other words the offense here is against Truth, but well discuss more on that tomorrow.

Update: Should have said four dead Americans, corrected, thanks.

“..For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”

John 18:37b-38a

As I’ve been watching the news closely I’ve noticed a common thread in the behavior of the left. and those who support them involving the rejection of Truth. This is the first of a series of posts along these lines:

Item: Today Instapundit quoted this piece at the JWF concerning Hurricane Sandy:

Clueless Bloomberg on Sandy 911 Chaos: “The technology functioned perfectly”
Posted by Jammie on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

The most out of touch man on the planet again shoves both feet in his mouth. Has there ever been a moment when he didn’t, just out of guilt, admit the failure of something under his command?

Mind you that same Morning Joe talked about how wonderful Bloomberg/Obama did during Sandy before the election yet today Mika was tweeting about photos of the still existing disaster three weeks later. One of Glenn’s readers put it thus:

“It’s not cluelessness or incompetence; it’s the Big Lie…and it is now pervasive in our government and media. They know the failings full well. They’ve just decided it’s easier to whitewash/ignore them than do anything serious about them. Besides, working on real problems would take resources away from the ‘transforming America’ agenda.”

This Jibes with a story in the Leominster Champion that got no coverage of local good Samaritan Ginny White trip to NY to help:

She ended up being sent to The Rockaways, where FEMA and American Red Cross were accepting donations.

“The Friends of the Firefighters set up for me to go and drop of donations from our City of Angels. When we got there, the Good Samartians got there first and loaded up the fire station. The firefighters were so grateful, they took a few skids of juice and such, then sent us about a mile away to where the Red Cross was set up in a parking lot,” a very upset White began.

OK a good start but when she finally found the Red Cross

“We pulled in with our truck, and after getting a run around from FEMA and the red cross, a woman finally came to my truck and asked what we had.”

Ginny opened the back of the truck and the reed cross woman went in and started ripping open bags and bins, according to White.

“She looked at me and said ,”we don’t take this stuff, putting her hand up in the air, and walked away,”

Ginny as anyone in the Fitchburg Leominster area knows tirelessly works for the poor was not amused.

“I went behind her and said “wait a minute, I was told to come here and help people,” Ginny said.

She said she was quite upset over the turn of events. Ms. White continued, “while we were there, a victim came up to me and asked if we had any blankets as she needed one. I told her I had new and used, and she said she would take a used one. I went to hand her a blanket, and four red cross people came over and told her I could not give this lady a blanket,” she said.

As it ended up, Ginny snuck the blanket and a box of food to the woman.

“I could not believe they would not let me give away what we brought,” a distraught White said.

But we can’t blame the Red Cross, it’s policy:

Dawn Leaks, regional director of communications with the Red Cross said it is policy that the agency does not accept bulk donations for disaster relief.

“We work with partner agencies such as Salvation Army and Catholic Charities who do that,” Ms. leaks said.

According to Red Cross policy, only cash donations are accepted.

Ms. Leaks said it is an unfortunate situation that Ms. White was turned away, but it is policy, and that is just how it works.

But wait, I thought we were cutting through red tape to help these people, that’s what the media, the left and the President Said.

There is nobody that I’ve heard of who spends more time and effort on the needs of the poor and Hungry, now Ginny is totally turned off on the Red Cross.

If George Bush was in office Ginny White would be on every TV network but this is the time of the Big Lie.

The Big Lie, it’s all about not telling the truth or “speaking truth to power” but about pushing a meme and if some people are without blankets that’s just the way it is. More on that tomorrow.