Michael Devolin Islam: A Case Still before the Courts
John F. Kennedy once said that "...the wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed..." But JFK got it wrong. Islam is the "wave" and the "single dogmatic creed" now vying for political and religious supremacy in the world. You have Imam Anjem Choudary telling Britons that Britain will one day be ruled by sharia law, whether they like it or not, fully convinced that his violent religion and his violent methods and his violent followers will incite this 7th century theocratic nightmare into fruition.
Sep 7, 2014 - 12:20:05 AM
Michael Devolin Israel: A Necessary State
This piece is intended as an excoriation directed at the utter stupidity and imprudence of those Jewish rabbis and sects like Neturei Karta who today asseverate that Zionism, any Zionism, should not even exist, and in what can only be described as sociopathic screeds contend against the rest of Jewry with the argument that "Zionism" is antithetical to real and literal Judaism. Neturei Karta believe that the "Zionist State of Israel" is a temporary illusion and that it will one day, in a future on which they hinge all their inculpation of their fellow Jews, be nothing more than a memory.
Jul 31, 2014 - 2:15:01 AM
Michael Devolin Israel Is Here To Stay
Anti-Jewish hatred will never die. It is the "resurrected" evil of mankind. It is the stain that cannot be removed from the fabric of mankind. It is a tattoo that will forever remain under the skin of humanity.
Dec 18, 2013 - 4:42:31 AM
Michael Devolin Benjamin Netanyahu: Very Much In the Way of Civilization
In the case of Mr. Netanyahu, those Jews in the way of his political ambitions happen to be the victims--past, present and future--of Palestinian terrorists. Mr. Netanyahu, you see, intends to release from incarceration Palestinian criminals convicted of murdering Israeli Jews. He intends this folly in order to "begin negotiations" with the leader of those terrorists, namely Fatah's Mr. Abbas, and all for the sake of the nationalistic aspirations of other terrorists-in-waiting.
Aug 13, 2013 - 8:00:00 AM
Michael Devolin Western Academia's War against the Jews
Rusi Jaspal writes, "...an opinion poll in Jordan, which incidentally maintains diplomatic ties with the Jewish state, reveals that 99% of respondents held unfavourable opinions about Jews. Thus, it is reasonable to predict that in those nations in which anti-Semitic imagery are commonplace and encouraged by the national institutions, endorsement of anti-Semitic prejudice will be high."
Jun 30, 2013 - 12:17:19 AM
Michael Devolin Islam: The Teflon Religion
Michael Armstrong wrote: "The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch." Today there is zero accountability admitted by the clerics of Islam for the atrocities committed by Muslims around the world. Whenever critics connect the religion of Islam with the egregious behaviour of Muslim terrorists, there are those who immediately go into action to silence these critics.
May 12, 2013 - 12:22:24 AM
Michael Devolin Anti-Zionists: A Majority for Evil
Western journalists have portrayed religious observance, especially Jewish observance, as something shameful and an embarrassment for their envisioned type of intellectual. For them, Aristotle's Ultimate Final Cause does not exist anymore. Anywhere or anything beyond the secular, beyond which this shame and embarrassment prevents them, they have condemned as foolish. Zionism has become their Exempli gratia in the war they have made against all things Jewish. Therefore Zionism is never mentioned as a practical and ancient commandment of the Torah, a commandment as conspicuous and practical as the prohibitions against stealing and murder; instead it is transmogrified as a Jewish evil simply because the political and expansionist objectives of Islam and Christianity have always been given more precedent in the press than the right of the Jew to live safely and securely in the land of Israel.
Apr 21, 2013 - 12:15:35 AM
Michael Devolin Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism
It has become fashionable to condemn Zionism publicly, especially in North American cities where connecting Islam to violent Muslim behaviour is forbidden by journalistic etiquette. OK to wave placards condemning Zionism (even though Zionism is an integral part of Judaism), but be ever so careful if you plan on pointing out publicly that most of the terrorist violence occurring around the world today is committed by Muslims. Apparently it's not politically correct to portray Islam in a negative light but it's politically correct to condemn Jews and Judaism.
Apr 9, 2013 - 3:42:14 AM
Michael Devolin Real Zionists Have Balls
Whenever the world abandons the Jews to the Hitlers and Stalins of this world, the real Zionists step into the breach. It was never vacillating university students afraid of offending their peers who saved Jews from the destruction wished upon them by their enemies. It is not the Peace Now imbeciles who presently confront the next existential threat to the Jewish people; it is the real Zionists, those Jews who are acutely aware of the only other alternative given them by their enemies, which is total annihilation.
Mar 20, 2013 - 9:37:48 AM
Michael Devolin Ideas Conquered Long Ago
I am not Jewish, don't even live in Israel, but anyone with a brain can see that, as in Canada, politicians aggrandize their capabilities and their powers of persuasion only to be exposed as empty hats when it comes time to deliver on their boasts.
Feb 19, 2013 - 6:17:53 AM
Michael Devolin The Deification of Daniel Pipes
I remember reading the White House announcement of August 22, 2003, which stated that Daniel Pipes had been appointed by President Bush to the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, thinking then that Daniel Pipes, by virtue of this political birdlime imparted to him by an American president, was no longer in the running as a defender of Israel and an unbiased critic of Islam.
Feb 17, 2013 - 12:20:34 AM
Michael Devolin It's Always about the Holocaust
Most of us have forgotten the Nazi Holocaust against the Jewish people. Life goes on. We move on. We forgive and forget. We burn the bridges connecting us to the past. Or so we think. But for the Jews the Holocaust is the proverbial "watershed" event that induced the painful birth of modern Israel. And the existence of a modern and militarily superior Israel, as a consequence of the Holocaust, changes the rules of the game not only for the Jews of Israel and how they must now respond to their Arab enemies. But it has also changed the mindset of those Arab enemies and how they must now respond to a well-armed and pissed off nation of Jews.
Jan 23, 2013 - 8:30:50 AM
Michael Devolin Vincent Browne: A Consistency of Ignorance
Vincent Browne, an Irish TV talk show host, recently denigrated Israel as "the cancer in foreign affairs" and suggested that Israel "polarizes the Islamic community of the world against the rest of the world." Israel is far more like the "chemo therapy" in foreign affairs: a country so hated by the rest of the world, even for the good it does in rooting out and exposing the real cancer of the world--which is Islam and the terrorism it has given birth to since the time of the Prophet Mohammed.
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:15:23 AM
Michael Devolin Islam: A Strange Disorder
I first heard about the movie 'Innocence of Muslims' while listening to the disturbing news about the Americans murdered in Libya by an angry crowd of screaming, shouting Muslims. News about screaming and shouting Muslims crowds are not so shocking to Westerners anymore, so news of an American diplomat and his Navy Seal security detail being murdered in the streets of Libya was not so much of a surprise either. We simply consider where such news is coming from.
Oct 16, 2012 - 11:48:39 PM
Michael Devolin Too Many of the People Too Much of the Time
James Thurber once wrote that "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time." This is the essence of propaganda. This has always been the contrivance used by Israel's enemies to turn the entire world against the Jewish people. These enemies have also found this tactical maneuver to be very useful for the purposes of exterminating the Jews.
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:11:25 AM
Michael Devolin There Is No Why
I could promise you
Great feats of fidelity,
But how should you believe me?
After all, I am a non-Jew,
And non-Jews betrayed you.
Jul 15, 2012 - 1:10:09 AM
Michael Devolin All Things Considered
Why is the State of Israel's right to exist still being debated in the Western world? I realize Israel's right to exist is continually a subject for debate in the Arab-Muslim world, but this is only because the majority of the Arab-Muslim world wants the Jews of Israel dead and thrown into the sea. But why do Presbyterian and United Church of Canada laity find it necessary to reprove Israel for how she fights Muslim terrorists, or her government's judicious resistance to the ludicrous idea of a Palestinian state (read: Judenrein state), while simultaneously refusing to acknowledge innumerous human rights violations committed by all Islamic governments like Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:13:36 AM
Michael Devolin Little or Nothing
It was reported that Palestinian youth were offended that Abbas was meeting with Mofaz because Shaul Mofez was formerly an Israeli defense chief. Apparently these same Palestinian youth are not offended by the fact that Abbas, their noble leader, provided funds for the terrorist attack that killed eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics; similarly, these same Palestinian youth were not discomfited by the fact that Mahmoud Abbas is an avid Holocaust denier.
Jul 3, 2012 - 11:22:10 PM
Michael Devolin Alice Walker's Folly
I would have thought that someone of her intellectual capacity could perhaps trust in Israel's Jews (a people not without a reputation for genius)--if it were so that their nation really is so evil--to find enough inspiration from her novel about "American apartheid" (to borrow her definition) to turn away from their own version of such pandemic racism.
Jun 24, 2012 - 11:53:49 AM
Michael Devolin Jews: A Silenced Minority
"Man is almost always as wicked as his needs require," wrote Leopardi. How well this statement delineates contemporary journalism, especially that particular vein committed to obfuscating Islam's deep-seated anti-Jewish hatred--exculpating it, writ large, and shamelessly dissembling it to the Western world as an ancient, salubrious ideology and therefore sacrosanct. And this entire endeavor at the expense of Judaism, the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Jun 10, 2012 - 12:43:30 AM
Michael Devolin The United Church: The Ultimate Hypocrisy
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when the United Church began to transmogrify the basic dogmas of the Christian religion or, failing that search, where they ever grasped, in their long and convoluted history, the fact that those dogmas were divined for the purpose of remaining moral absolutes. "January, 1999: The New Internationalist magazine in Great Britain reports the findings of the IHRAAM Tribunal, including the evidence of murder in Canadian residential schools, but is subsequently threatened and silenced by United Church and Canadian government lawyers.
May 6, 2012 - 1:01:44 AM
Michael Devolin Anti-Zionism: A Fortified Stupidity
All other peoples
of the world may win or lose territory as a result of winning wars, but
Israel, or so these academics propound, is to exist below and outside of
these universal practices of law; all other religions may demand as
sacrosanct their holy sites, regardless the manner by which these sites
were acquired. But Israel and her Jews must accept the imposition of
other peoples' religious expansionism, even when that same religious
expansionism obtrudes upon Jewish holy sites.
Apr 15, 2012 - 12:13:37 AM
Michael Devolin Many Heads But No Brains
Fools like Michael Bell advised not so long ago against bombing the
rail lines to Auschwitz because they knew they would never have to stand
in the trains that travelled there. Today scores of these same fools
are demanding the State of Israel abandon the idea of destroying Iran's
nuclear facilities because they know they will not be in Israel when the
first nuclear war head lands there.
Mar 25, 2012 - 6:00:11 AM
Michael Devolin Anti-Jewish Hatred: Islam's Engine of War
History records that after the battle of Medina, the Prophet Mohammed
appointed a leading member of the Aws tribe, Sa'd ibn Mu'adh, as an
arbitrator over the fate of his Jewish prisoners. Sir Martin Gilbert
points out that the appointment "was subterfuge on the part of Mohammed,
because he knew what Sa'd's judgment would be" and that "his verdict
was predictably severe."
Mar 10, 2012 - 7:35:13 AM
Michael Devolin Gideon's 300
In the Book of Judges the story is told of how the
Jewish hero Gideon was commanded by G-D to choose only those soldiers
who "lapped with their hands to their mouths" for the coming battle with
the Midianites. "Whoever fears and trembles," he was instructed to send
Feb 26, 2012 - 5:20:34 AM
Michael Devolin The First Symptom
Doctor Michael Phelps once said, "The trouble with heart disease is
that the first symptom is often hard to deal with: sudden death."
Likewise it is difficult for Israel to deal with what is always the
first symptom of war with her Muslim neighbors: their intended genocide
of every living Jew residing in the Middle East.
Feb 14, 2012 - 3:33:04 AM
Michael Devolin Israel Is An Island Entire Of Itself
Israel and her Jewish population, if one is
to believe the Arab-Muslim view, have no right to exist in the Middle
East. Those Arab-Muslims who kill Jews, whether they live or die in the
process of committing such an atrocity, are honoured as heroes in the
Jan 31, 2012 - 12:27:32 AM
Michael Devolin Enter the "Moderate Islamist"
early way of thinking was: If they're Muslim and they inflict violence
and death upon other human beings, then they're out and out Muslim
terrorists. Much later, to be accommodative of Western journalism's
ever-changing phraseology, I adopted the term "Islamist" in order not to
distinguish the "moderate Muslim" from the Muslim who finds it
necessary to kill and maim other human beings
Dec 18, 2011 - 2:20:06 AM
Michael Devolin An Old Enemy Down On His Luck
Mr. Abbas, when asked why Israel should continue with "peaceful" negotiations with the PA when they are still under missile attacks from Gaza, replied, "I'm not responsible. I'm not in power [in Gaza]." And yet Abbas claims that he is "the representative of all the Palestinian people....including Gaza". Is Mr. Abbas saying, therefore, that he also represents Hamas? My Dad once remarked philosophically, "The good Lord said, 'Turn the other cheek,' but watch out when I run out of cheeks." Israel has run out of cheeks when it comes to dealing with her enemies, but especially so in dealing with the Palestinian people.
Sep 25, 2011 - 12:35:38 AM
Michael Devolin Beware an Arab Spring
With the so-called Arab Spring in full bloom all across the Middle East and North Africa, from Egypt to Libya to Syria and beyond, the media is having a field day with these new wars, erroneously displaying these events as a sort of political reform movement being fulfilled by primarily young Muslim protestors
Sep 9, 2011 - 12:23:30 PM
Michael Devolin A Most Evident Truth
Those who refuse to connect the dots between the religion of Islam proper and the scourge of Islamist terrorism will never see, as do many of Israel's Jews see, the utter futility of ever believing for one minute that Arab Muslims (including the so-called "Palestinians") are willing to even imagine a future of peaceful relations with the State of Israel. Israel's Jews realize that the most evident truth about their Arab Muslim neighbors is that there is no truth in their promises of peace.
Sep 4, 2011 - 12:55:33 AM
Michael Devolin The Noise of Madmen
Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote, "Who would have believed that in the space of a few weeks the leaders of three major European powers (Germany, Britain, France) would publicly denounce multiculturalism and declare, in so many words, that it was a proven disaster and a threat to society?" David Cameron of Britain, she reported, complained that "multicultural values had not only led to segregated communities" but had also "imposed policies of blind toleration that had helped nurture radical Islam's terrorist cells."
Aug 19, 2011 - 12:25:29 AM
Michael Devolin A Fresh Invasion of Savages
It is so much easier for them to brand all those conservative-minded thinkers as the cause of this tragedy in Norway instead of finally admitting publicly that these same conservative-minded thinkers have long ago realized that Islam is not welcomed in the West and that the intrusion of a religion so violently aggressive in its own world and so assertively litigious in ours will never be completely tolerated or appreciated by normal people, never mind by madmen like Anders Breivik.
Aug 3, 2011 - 12:23:01 AM
Michael Devolin The Muslim "Palestinians": An Ethnically Cleansed History
Arab Muslims of Gaza and the West Bank are loath to admit to an Arab Muslim invasion in 666, or to the preceding existence of the Jewish King David's sovereign state long before the advent of Christianity or Islam. They are also loath to admit that before Yasser Arafat's fictional rhapsodizing of the history of the Middle East, the term "Palestinian" comprised simultaneously an Arab and a Jewish identity.
Jun 26, 2011 - 12:15:34 AM
Michael Devolin Tarek Fatah's Imbroglio
How similar to other apologists for Islam is Mr. Fatah when he esteems all non-violent Muslims as true Muslims and condemns all violence-prone or extremely religious Muslims as "Islamists." This tendency of the apologist, to exculpate his/her religion in order to distance its promised good from those religious who might betray spiritual imperfections, had been the habit of Christians for the sake of Christianity long before Muslims began their present toil for the sake of Islam.
Jun 12, 2011 - 4:10:24 AM
Michael Devolin Cordoba Mosque: A Strictly American Issue
John Moore of NewsTalk 1010 Radio's Moore in the Morning (Toronto) recently described in Canada's National Post the widespread American opposition to Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's planned Cordoba Institute Mosque in New York City as "populist demagoguery" and "a grand and intellectually dishonest hysteria over Islam that mirrors the communist paranoia of the 1950s."
Sep 1, 2010 - 12:13:17 AM
Michael Devolin Poll Taxes and a Palace Made of Wattle
The big question in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, like that of Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland conflict, is who the real occupier is and who really has historical right to the lands in question.
Mar 13, 2010 - 12:20:41 AM