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The Daily TIP: UN Chief, Norway Slam Palestinians for Dedicating Women's Center to Notorious Terrorist

Posted by Tip Staff - May 30, 2017

UN Chief, Norway Slam Palestinians for Dedicating Women's Center to Notorious Terrorist
The Whitewashing of Linda Sarsour
Iraqi Shiite Militia Captures Town on Syrian Border, Extending Iran’s “Shiite Crescent”
Israeli Kayaker Wins Silver in Paralympics World Cup Competition

UN Chief, Norway Slam Palestinians for Dedicating Women's Center to Notorious Terrorist

The Secretary General of the United Nations and the Norwegian government slammed the Palestinian Authority for naming a women's center built with their support after a notorious terrorist.

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement on Sunday that naming the center after Dalal Mughrabi was "offensive" and that the world body will "take measures to ensure that such incidents do not take place in the future," The Times of Israel reported.

“The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstances,” Dujarric continued. “The UN has repeatedly called for an end to incitement to violence and hatred as they present one of the obstacles to peace.”

Dalal Mughrabi, a member of Fatah, led the Coastal Road massacre near Tel Aviv in 1978. Thirty-eight people — including 13 children — were killed and 71 more injured in the attack, which turned Mughrabi into a national hero among Palestinians, with multiple schools, buildings, and streets in the West Bank bearing her name.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende similarly said in a statement last week that naming the center, which used Norwegian funds, after Mughrabi was a "glorification of terrorist attacks" and "completely unacceptable."

“Norway will not allow itself to be associated with institutions that take the names of terrorists in this way. We will not accept the use of Norwegian aid funding for such purposes," he added. Norway also asked the PA to return the funds it used to build the center.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Norway on Monday for withdrawing its support for the center following Israeli requests. "We cannot accept it that friendly governments support organizations that glorify terrorism and act against IDF soldiers,” he said.

The Whitewashing of Linda Sarsour

The world must be upside down when liberal media outlets celebrate Linda Sarsour as a courageous Muslim feminist fighting against the evil forces of the far-right. “Feminist activist Linda Sarsour has become one of the far right's favorite targets," Newsweek tweeted on Saturday. The same week, The New York Times ran a piece headlined, “A Muslim-American activist’s speech raises ire even before it’s delivered," depicting Sarsour as a victim of the anti-free speech crowd.

The whitewashing of Sarsour by liberal media outlets is quite extraordinary given her controversial record as an activist. Although she has over the years deleted many of her most notorious comments, the picture that emerges is that of anything but a feminist and defender of free speech.

“Sharia law is reasonable and once u read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics," Sarsour wrote on social media in 2011. That would be the same fundamentalist Islamic code that is enslaving, mutilating, and killing hundreds of millions of Muslims and non-Muslims across the Islamic world. Let’s go, as Linda demands, into details for a moment.

Brunei, a small oil-rich sultanate bordering Malaysia and the South China Sea, known as a popular tourist's destination, is currently in the process of implementing full Sharia law for all citizens regardless of religious denomination. Draconian punishments such as amputation of hands for theft and floggings for indecent behavior have already been initiated. Phase three is expected to come into effect in 2018 and includes the most severe punishments. Adultery, abortion, homosexuality, apostasy and blasphemy will all be punishable by death, including stoning.

Now that we have more gory details than most of us wanted to digest, perhaps Linda can explain what exactly is “reasonable” about chopping off limbs and stoning women to death.

Especially since she has named herself the gatekeeper who’s deciding who can be a feminist and who can’t. Sarsour recently stated that those who identify as Zionist can’t be feminist because they are ignoring the rights of Palestinian women. That seems rich coming from a supporter of the inescapably misogynistic Sharia law.

Zionism is the belief that Jews, like any other people, deserve a homeland. In other words, acknowledging the state of Israel’s right to exist --- the country with the best record, by far, on women's rights in the entire region.

Sarsour’s support for strict Islamic laws doesn’t stop with Sharia. Sarsour is also a well-known advocate for the hijab, a piece of cloth she celebrates as a symbol of liberation, usually with the support of misguided third wave feminists.

But wearing the hijab is no achievement. In the West, women are free to wear whatever they like. It is the beauty of a free society. And a free society shouldn’t celebrate a symbol that in many parts of the world stands for a culture of dehumanization. Ask Iranian women forced into a modesty culture by the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Or their sisters suffering under the Taliban in Afghanistan. Or the Yazidi minority enslaved by Islamic State in Iraq. For them, religious modesty codes are no sign of liberation. They are the epitome of their oppression.

Linda Sarsour is not a feminist. She supports a culture that is forcing millions of women into religious slavery. She is a false apostle selling her regressive views to a blinded liberal audience.

Enough of it!


A true feminist

Iraqi Shiite Militia Captures Town on Syrian Border, Extending Iran’s “Shiite Crescent”

One of the most effective Iraqi Shiite militias has captured a town from ISIS on the Syria border, extending Iran's "Shiite crescent" closer to Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.

The Badr Brigade has reached the Iraqi village of Um Jaris on the border, meaning that "forces that are close to Tehran pose a risk of linking up through Syria," and threatening Israel.

The Badr Brigade, according to Jonathan Spyer, director of the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs, is "one of the best organized and most veteran Iran-supported Shi’ite militias" or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) operating in Iraq. Hadi al-Amiri, the commander of the Badr Brigade is close to the Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to Spyer it is an "effective and well-organized military unit with armored vehicles and artillery."

Iran now has the means to project its influence through Baghdad, all the way to the Syrian border. Analyses and reports, cited by the Post, say that this is "part of a wider strategy to construct a corridor," by Iran, to the Mediterranean Sea.

"The next move that can be expected from the Shi’ite militias," according to the Post, "is to strike south along the Iraqi border and clear ISIS toward Qaim and Al-Bukamal, which could link them up with Syrian regime forces moving east from Damascus." However, there are some rebel groups supported by the United States in the region that could oppose such an effort.

If the Badr Brigade or other PMF start operating inside Syria, it could pose an increased threat to Israel, "because Hezbollah is present in Syria and uses Syria as a corridor for weapons transfers."

Israeli Kayaker Wins Silver in Paralympics World Cup Competition

Israeli Paralympic kayaker Pascale Berkowitz won a silver medal at the International Canoe Federation’s Kayak World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, last weekend.

She finished the 200 meters at 56.466 seconds, in second place behind Andrea Nadezda of Russia.

“I broke my personal record. I had an amazing competition, and it’s very hard, but since I started training in June 2016 with Coach Barak Lopin at the Tel Aviv club [Daniel Rowing Center], my technique has improved and I’m starting to see that I’m reaching the level of the world’s best,” she said. “I feel that 2017 will be very successful for me. I’m on my way to my fourth Olympics in Tokyo!”

Berkowitz, who turns 50 in August, lost her legs at age 17 after falling under the wheels of a moving train in her native Paris. As soon as she was released from the hospital she immigrated to Israel, volunteered for the IDF and was the first female soldier in a wheelchair. She became a Paralympic athlete in handcycling before switching to kayaking.

She played in the Paralympic Games in Beijing, London and Rio.

Another Israeli Paralympic kayakist, Ron Halevy, finished fourth in the World Cup finals and set a personal record of 44.321 seconds.

(via Israel21c)

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