Good news! 27% of Palestinians don’t want to kill all the Jews!


**Posted by Phineas

Of course, that means roughly two-thirds three-fourths would be happy with another Holocaust

Respondents were asked about US President Barack Obama’s statement that “there should be two states: Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people and Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.”

Just 34% said they accepted that concept, while 61% rejected it.

Sixty-six percent said the Palestinians’ real goal should be to start with a two-state solution but then move to it all being one Palestinian state.

Asked about the fate of Jerusalem, 92% said it should be the capital of Palestine, 1% said the capital of Israel, 3% the capital of both, and 4% a neutral international city.

Seventy-two percent backed denying the thousands of years of Jewish history in Jerusalem, 62% supported kidnapping IDF soldiers and holding them hostage, and 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.

When given a quote from the Hamas Charter about the need for battalions from the Arab and Islamic world to defeat the Jews, 80% agreed. Seventy-three percent agreed with a quote from the charter (and a hadith, or tradition ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.

Here’s the hadith in question:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

“Allah’s Messenger” is Muhammad, and the collection of sayings from which this is drawn, the Sahih Muslim, is considered one of the most reliable and authoritative collections of hadiths in Islam. And as Muhammad himself is, by Allah’s word, a “beautiful pattern of conduct” to be emulated by all Muslims, well…

Can you say “divine license for genocide?”

The article tries to find some bright spots: “only” 22% support firing rockets at Israeli cities and “only” 20% prefer violence to talks. But, not only does this mean one-fifth to one-fourth of Palestinians prefer violence, it leaves open the question of what “negotiations” and “diplomacy” mean to the Palestinians, rather than to us readers. Do they mean negotiations leading to a two-state solution and peaceful coexistence, or negotiations and diplomacy that ends with Israel having indefensible borders and on the road to destruction? Questions like these need to be answered before any serious negotiations can begin.

At a deeper level, these survey results show the deep spiritual sickness of Palestinian society, where the government, the mosques, and the educational system daily teach hatred against Israel and Jews. A society this full of bile and venom for the neighbor it would have to coexist with isn’t yet ready for statehood, and won’t be until the poison of Jew-hatred is purged.

UPDATE: Fixed my sloppy math in the subject…

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

The war on kids’ lemonade stands marches on


**Posted by Phineas

Nanny says, no fun for you!

What is it with petty bureaucrats and children who want to make a few bucks? Is it a form of bullying? Should we alert Michelle Obama? Now a couple of martinets in Georgia have busted up a speakeasy are the latest warriors in the desperate fight against lemonade stands:

The girls had been operating for one day when Midway’s police chief and another officer cruised by. They had been trying to earn enough money to go to a water park.

The girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year.

Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar says police didn’t know how the lemonade was made, who made it or what was in it.

Thank God the cops intervened when they did; who knows how many unsuspecting people might have bought a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day from girls who were —gasp!— unlicensed?

Really, what’s more “Norman Rockwell’s America” than some kids starting up a front-yard business? Like newspaper routes and washing cars, it gives a sense of responsibility, self-reliance, accomplishment, and teaches a little bit about business and capitalism. And shouldn’t we be happy that these girls wanted to earn the money on their own, rather than ask their parents for it?

Instead, they get a lesson in the dead hand of the State.

In the end, the young entrepreneurs took down their stand and did chores for the money, but they should never have had to. As much as I’m annoyed with the cops for not just showing some common sense (and maybe buying a glass or two), the idiots who passed these regulations need an educational kick in the keester. It’s one thing to regulate an adult’s business for health and safety reasons… but this?

What’s next? No kite-flying without filing a flight plan?

RELATED: Earlier posts on the Lemonade Stand War.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Friday Face-Off: Jake Tapper vs. Jay Carney – guess who wins?


ABC News’ senior WH Correspondent Jake Tapper strikes again, this time taking Obama administration spoxdude Jay Carney to task over non-sensical claims made by the President Obama on defaulting on the national debt.  Read the exchange here or, for your viewing pleasure, you can watch it here:

Hot Air is all over the latest developments and posturing continuing to take place between President Pouty Face, and Congressional Republicans and Democrats. Suffice it to say that the divide between the two sides is as wide as it ever was. Bluffs have been called. WH talking points are being rehashed. Those seemingly on the same side are at cross-purposes.

It ain’t good, folks.

Grab the popcorn. The next two weeks are gonna be very interesting. Will likely make the July 4th fireworks pale in comparison.