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Blog Post Recommend: Breitbart–Whoops Breivik Edition

Mantiq al-Tayr has two new posts related to the right-wing Christianist massacre of children in Norway. It’s the Zionism, Stupid deals with the American media’s willful refusal to acknowledge the role of public islamophobes and other demagogues.

Also see Their Blood is Not Just on Breivik’s Hands.

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Blog Post Recommend

Did you hear about the arrests of mayors, assemblymen, and rabbis in New Jersey the other day? It’s a little out of my area of expertise, but Mantiq al-Tayr has a thorough post about it over here.

I’m bringing this up because I’ve seen almost nothing in the way of coverage, and I thought at least Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert would have a field day with it.

The most amazing thing to me is the rabbi who trafficked in human organs and coerced “donors” at gunpoint.

Her sources include a man who started working with Rosenbaum imagining he was helping people in desperate need. The man then began to see the donors, or to be more accurate, sellers, who were flown in from impoverished countries such as Moldova.

He said it was awful. These people would be brought in and they didn’t even know what they were supposed to be doing and they would want to go home and they would cry,” Scheper-Hughes said.

The man called Rosenbaum “a thug” who would pull out a pistol he was apparently licensed to carry and tell the sellers, “You’re here. A deal is a deal. Now, you’ll give us a kidney or you’ll never go home.’ ”

It took the FBI seven years to move on these guys!

The Brooklyn man arrested Thursday for dealing in black-market kidneys was identified to the FBI seven years ago as a major figure in a global human organ ring.

Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum’s name, address and even phone number were passed to an FBI agent in a meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan by a prominent anthropologist who has been studying and documenting organ trafficking for more than a decade.

I know some of my readers are libertarians and probably think that selling organs is the free market at work and shouldn’t be illegal or discouraged, but to the rest of us, that’s terribly sad.

Here’s a list of the 44 people who were arrested.

And I’m not sure if this article is straight or sarcastic, but it praises the kidney merchants.

Deal, New Jersey, USA, 26 July 2009. Organ trafficking, money laundering and corruption are just some of the crimes to allegedly have been committed by a ring which included three NJ mayors, five rabbis, two state assemblymen, and a city council president.

The rabbis were really just out to help people that needed kidneys, and if the economics of it allowed, make a few dollars on the side.

The rabbis were paying up to $10,000 in much-needed money to the sellers, and receiving about $160,000 from the buyers, mostly well-to-do Israelis.

Fantastic profit! So, my libertarian friends, yea or nay?

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Read This Other Guy’s Blog Post

I’ve been avoiding posting anything about the recent horrific wife-killing that was all over the news and blogs recently. I feel like I keep saying the same thing and making the same points in various comments and threads around the internet and am becoming a one-trick pony on the subject.

But once again Mantiq al-Tayr has taken on the tough issue so I don’t have to. Please see his post over here.

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Some People Have No Shame

I was just over on Mantiq al-Tayr’s blog reading his post about Norma Khouri (not her real name), who wrote a book a few years back purporting to be a real-life account of an honor killing in Jordan. Except it was complete fiction and Norma is a con woman who’s currently on the lam.

Here’s a pretty good story about the whole thing in The Independent online newspaper.

Mantiq al-Tayr is talking about what he calls the Islam Sucks Industry (the ISI), which is currently making rich people out of soulless demagogues.

Just for fun, let’s copy and paste a few comments posted by the people who hang out at the website of one of these villains:

Why do people still call the muslim book a holy book? Please, let’s call it what it is, it is a terrorist manual and not only is it the most dangerous terrorist manual, it is also legal. Go figure! Shouldn’t all terrorist books be banned including the worst one, the koran?

Mo Man how about you go blow up yourself somewhere in Iraq ; ” your false god will reward you with virgins

You and your fellow Muslims are the barbarians. You are calling for 7th century Sharia law to be imposed upon us in the here and now of the 21st century, and it is you and your fellow Muslims who call for us to be murdered, even after we have saved your worthless lives. Your sort don’t need any excuses for terrorism because it is all enshrined in the Koran, and not being a Muslim is reason enough to be murdered.

Islam promotes hatred, terrorism, idiocy, ridiculous insecurity, lying, backwardness, stagnance, violent crime, pedohilia, narcissism, female genital mutilation, etc.. Islam is always the common denominator.

Man, that was disgusting. I have never spent much time over there before, hewing to my general rule of not lingering on unpleasantness. Possibly the saddest part is that they are all “learning” “information” about Islam and armed with that “knowledge” they can write for paragraphs and paragraphs. It’s like a modern-day Protocols of the Elders of Zion, except they can’t get a big enough audience for fomenting hatred against Jews, so they’re going after the fair game, the Muslims, instead.

Gross. Now I’m going to take a shower.

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New Blog to Recommend!

This time it’s not just a new blog to me, it’s a new blog altogether. Mantiq al-Tayr has commented here recently and just decided to create his own blog.

The events in Gaza have harshed my mellow recently, so I’m glad that bloggers like Mantiq al-Tayr are tackling the tough issues so that I can sit back and blog about unibrows* and houris.

Yesterday I went to a site that estimated the reading level of my blog and said it’s high school level. I don’t mind that**, but I’m going to boost my intellectual cred right now by using another big word.

Mantiq al-Tayr’s eponymous blog can be found right here. His inaugural post is a look at how the Washington Post sneakily lies to the American public (specifically about what’s going on in Gaza).

He’s a funny guy.

I’m happy to report that his blog is also on WordPress, which I like better than Blogspot because I can leave comments more easily with less stress to my antivirus software.

*I’m still working on the unibrow post. It’s hard to find enough supporting evidence.
**But I should point out that I am not in high school and haven’t been for over twenty years.

And just for extra measure, here’s a lovely photo of a hoopoe, to celebrate Mantiq al-Tayr’s new blog:

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