Monthly Archives: February 2011

Please report hate links – updated

hizrally_mn_web IsraeliGirl just sent me an updated list of hate links to report. In her message, she notes the success of the previous round, and includes further information useful to those who wish to do something about on line hate.

Here is her latest post:

Hate links to report – keep it up it’s working

 

Thank you all for taking part in Giyus.org‘s online hate fighting efforts. I’m happy to report that our previous collective efforts caused Facebook to disable hate spreading groups and profiles.

This success proved that this method is working. By exposing the hate spread by these groups and people we can fight back and close their accounts for violation of terms of service.

But this is an ongoing battle. Following are a 2nd batch of links to report. This time we included some flotilla related groups which are spreading hate against Israel in the US and Canada as they try to organize a massive flotilla to "break the siege" in Gaza. The organizers of these flotillas know very well that Israel will deliver any aid into Gaza through the crossings. Their main aim is delegitimation of the state of Israel, aid is just a cover story. Such delegitimation efforts against Israel fuel modern anti Semitism.

Below are links to hate spreading pages on Facebook. Please choose a link, click on it, scroll down to the bottom left hand side and click on report. You must be logged on to your Facebook account to report.

Twitter also serves as a stage for hate spreading micro messages. Below are some twitter users that are constantly spreading anti Israel vile messages on twitter. If you have a twitter account, please choose any link and click on the options button located on the upper right hand side Twitter button. Choose the 3rd option which would report that user to Twitter.

  • Jew4palestine – offer tweets like "Rabbis want to throw Palestinians in the oven" 
  • Max Ajl – claims IDF soldiers are "attacking themselves" to make it look like the Palestinians did that and give Israel reason to attack.

    Thanks for standing up and fighting anti Semitism online.

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    “The frightening concept of a revolution is…”

    “The frightening concept of a revolution is that you know where you start but you don’t know where you’ll be when the revolution ends …Radical Islam does not believe in democracy. It may use democracy to gain power but will not deliver democratic values.”

    As a blogger, one of the things I’m beginning to discover is that originality is quite unnecessary when your purpose is just to get the word out. The heavy reader response to my last post was a clear indication to me that it’s the content that matters, not whether or not I wrote it.

    Along those lines, my correspondent blogger IsraeliGirl frequently asks me to share her material with my readers. My lead in line here comes from her article “Revolutions in the Middle East.” Below is her post in its entirety. It certainly gives you something to consider.

    Revolutions in the Middle East

     

    Every beginning has an end. As I witness the millions protesting in Egypt over the last 2 weeks this saying keeps resonating in my head. Where does this revolution lead Egypt and what will be the domino effect on its neighbors in the Middle East?

    A revolution – power to the people – democracy, these are the core foundations of the free world. We all hope to make the world a better place – and the people in Egypt are no different.

    All revolutions are blissful in the first days and the Egyptian revolution is greeted with euphoria by many in the world. PM Netanyahu acknowledged that saying: "These hopes are understandable. All those who cherish human liberty, including the people of Israel, are inspired by genuine calls for reform and by the possibility that it will take place."

    But are all revolutions the same? In the last three decades images of revolution came from a range of autocracies under threat – from the Shah’s Tehran, Deng Xiaoping’s Beijing and Ceausescu’s Bucharest to the uprisings of the last couple of years in Iran, Tunisia, and now Egypt. Some revolutions failed and some succeeded. The frightening concept of a revolution is that you know where you start but you don’t know where you’ll be when the revolution ends.

    In Israel and every other democratic country we appreciate the significance of liberty. We enjoy independent courts that protect the rights of individuals and the rule of law, free press, and of a parliamentary system with a coalition and an opposition. One can only hope Egypt will come out of this revolution as a democratic state providing freedom to its people.

    Anyone that believes that democracy is the likely option in Egypt, or the only option, has not done his homework on the recent history in the Middle East.

    In 1979 the Iranians have rallied against an autocratic regime only to end up with an oppressive radical Islamic one. The West has lost a strong ally in the Gulf region and the Iranian people lost their freedom and human rights. The same radical regime in Iran is looking at the Egyptian revolution with glee. They have embraced the protesters, proclaiming an Islamic awakening is under way.The Mullahs in Iran are not interested in seeing democracy in Egypt that protects the rights of individuals, women, and minorities. They want Egypt to become another Gaza, run by radical forces that oppose everything that the democratic world stands for.

    A few years ago, Hamas, a non democratic radical Islamic group, used democratic elections to gain control of Gaza. Hamas became the rulers of Gaza without demonstrating any commitment to democracy, and Palestinian society had no checks in place to prevent the outcome from being one man, one vote, one time.

    Let’s look at Lebanon – a fragile unstable democracy in which the terrorist group Hezbollah is now the dominant force in government. Radical Islam does not believe in democracy. It may use democracy to gain power but will not deliver democratic values.

    Does Iran enjoy freedom? Is there a real democracy in Gaza? Does Hezbollah promote human rights?

    The House of Mubarak is no more. He is 82 and not running for reelection. The only question is who fills the vacuum in Egypt. There are two principal possibilities: a provisional government of opposition forces or an interim government led by the military.

    In the chaos created by a revolution all of us in Giyus.org hope peace and democracy will prevail but we must maintain watchful eyes that recognize reality.

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    There is a shockingly false picture of Egypt unrest being promoted by major media.

    In my last post on the situation in Egypt, I was basically saying that I’m not yet saying anything. And I’m still not offering much on my own, but I strongly feel that we ought to pay attention to alarms like the one below, which comes from a protest movement insider. It appears that the media are for whatever reason complicit in a movement, not of Egyptian protesters, but of outsiders—non-Egyptians—seeking an overthrow of the entire Government, not just the removal of Hosni Mubarak.

    Read on:

    Egyptians Reject the Muslim Brotherhood!

    UCI Staff – Special to UCI,  February 3rd, 2011

    The following is an authentic testimony received from a protester at Tahrir Square in Cairo Egypt:

    (Cairo, Egypt, Feburary 3, 2011) “I am writing this to you as a witness to what is going on from the streets of Cairo over the last few days. We have been following the developments since January 25th, which started with a large group of Egyptian youth taking to Tahrir square in an anti-government protest with specific demands.  I know some of these people who were in that group and I talked with them.  What is happening now has nothing to do with this original protest!  What is happening right now is a conspiracy to topple Mubarak from outside the country!!  I am not a conspiracy theorist, but let me tell you what I have personally witnessed on the streets of Cairo.

    “As we followed the unfolding of events including the announced change in government and president Mubarak’s speech, we wondered why the international news media is focusing only on the thousands in Tahrir square who are escalating their demands and refusing dialogue.  The news media is reporting this as “the people of Egypt” wanting Mubarak to leave immediately.  Did they ask the “people of Egypt?”.  For one, they did not ask me!  Where are those, like myself, that want change and reform, but accept the changes that Mubarak is proposing, and want a peaceful transition through elections in September?

    “We decided to take to the streets to voice our opinion. On Tuesday, February 1st we went to Mustafa Mahmoud Square in Mohandessin.  There were about one thousand people there around 3:30 pm. The crowd grew to about 2500 by 5:00 pm.  People were calling their friends over the phone telling them to come. We left at about 6:30 pm and returned yesterday, Wednesday, starting at 11:00 am.

    “The small group had swelled to TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE standing together with banners saying things like:

    • yes to stability, yes to Mubarak
    • give change a chance
    • we are sorry Mr. president
    • we accept dialogue, we trust you
    • no to ElBaradei, no to the muslim brotherhood (many like this one)
    • we are the Egyptians, where is Al-Jazeera, let them come and see
    • no to corruption, no to vandalism
    • we got what we asked the president for, so why are people still in Tahrir? Who are they? What do they want?

    “etc., etc., etc.

    “By 2:00 pm, the crowd had grown to SEVERAL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, maybe up to a million, stretching from Sphinx square to Sudan street.  We had a great sense of unity and victory.  We met with people who were in the original protest in Tahrir square who decided to join us saying: we got what we asked for, and now we accept Mubarak’s changes and proposals”.

    “We left around 4:15 pm.  The numbers had grown even more, POSSIBLY OVER A MILLION. As we drove home we saw the same slogans on banners all over the city, on cars, on walls, on shop windows. We learned that similar demonstrations are taking place ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, IN MANY DIFFERENT CITIES. THIS IS THE CRY OF THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT THAT IS BEING TOTALLY IGNORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NEWS MEDIA. Is this on purpose??!!! I am perplexed!!!

    “I am wondering: How come CNN, the BBC, and others are reporting ONLY the anti-government protests as the voice of the people? This is not JUSTICE, this is not TRUTH. There have been reports that these people are being paid by the government.  NOT TRUE! I was there with many many others.  I SAW THE STREETS.

    “Regarding the situation in Tahrir square. Only a few people (hundreds?) are still there from the original protesters. They have been slowly replaced by other HIGHLY ORGANIZED GROUPS.  They all have the same model of cell phones.  They all have the same blankets (eye witnesses). THESE ARE NOT THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT.  Some witnesses claim that they don’t look Egyptian, and don’t sound Egyptians (different accent, different dialect).  THIS IS A BIG ORGANIZED COUP TO TRY TO CONVINCE THE WORLD THROUGH THE MEDIA THAT EGYPT WANTS MUBARAK TO GO, AND THE MEDIA IS PART OF THE DECEPTION. People in Tahrir square are escalating the situation on purpose to topple President Mubarak FOR THEIR OWN HIDDEN AGENDAS. This is TYPICAL OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERS, AND EVERYBODY IN THE STREETS OF CAIRO KNOWS THIS. We heard people on the streets saying that the plot to take over the country is now clear. THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW THIS.

    “The escalation of violence in Tahrir square is because of this.  Egyptians who love Egypt, the millions that took to the streets yesterday, want this to end. They fully understand that president Mubarak is between a rock and a hard place, that he cannot quench the unrest in Tahrir through the army, so the people want to go to Tahrir to disperse the crowds there by themselves.  People in Tahrir are vastly outnumbered. If Egyptians go to Tahrir square to take control of the situation, more chaos will erupt, giving a chance to the international media to blame the President even more.

    “If Egypt falls, then neighbouring countries are going to fall one after the other. WE ASK FOR TRUTH, WE ASK FOR JUSTICE.  Stand with us. Let the deception be exposed!”

     

    UCI calls on the media to seek the truth from the people of Egypt and on we call on you, our readers, to forward this report to your newspapers, radio talkshow hosts and television sources. Call their attention to the lone article (from a Muslim reporting agency) that has surfaced in support of this poignant testimony of the actual sentiments of the vast majority of Egyptians.

    One article that substantiates the rallies in dilemma – http://www.onislam.net/english/politics/middle-east/450846-egyptians-wanting-to-vent-their-anger.html

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    Please report hate links

    Dry-Bones-Cartoon Here is just a quick note from my correspondent “IsraeliGirl” for those who want to fight against hate and anti-Semitism:

    Many friends have sent us hate links following our launch of a new community initiative to combat hate online.

    Here is our first list of hate spreading links to report. Please share this list with your readers. Ask them to log into Facebook, click on these links and click the report button at the bottom left side of the screen.

    http://israeligirl.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/02/hate-links-to-report.html

    We must work together to make an impact. These groups and users rely heavily on Facebook to spread their hate message, violating Facebook terms of service.

    Thanks for your help.

    As they say, just do it. Talk to y’all later,

    lineman

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