Michael Lumish

The Many Faces of the Sexy Hijabi.

The sexy hijabi is new to American popular culture.   Due to the rise of contemporary political Islam, and mass Muslim immigration into the West, the hijab is now a highly-charged cultural symbol.   For many American and western Muslim women, it is simply a matter of ethnic identity and faith. In that way, …

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Biblical Violence versus Koranic Violence.

As the West gradually awakens to the rise of political Islam and the immigration crisis in Europe, the question of Koranic violence versus Biblical violence is sometimes referenced.   The reason for this is because of the confusion around the sources of the Jihadi aggression against the West.   Is …

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Heritage Theft: A Response to Dani Ishai Behan.

We say to him [Netanyahu], when he claims that they [Jews] have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E.—we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history B.C.E. This is the truth, which must be understood, and we have to note …

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Antisemitic anti-Zionism and the Racist Left.

The western-left is the most racist political movement in the West today outside of political Islam. The categories of contemporary progressive-left racism include: 1) Anti-White Racism 2) Antisemitic Anti-Zionism and 3) Humanitarian Racism While left-leaning politicos in the United States are searching for Nazis and Klansmen and White Supremacists and …

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The Trump Nudge.

Perhaps Donald Trump gave the Arab-Israel conflict the nudge that it needs. It is fascinating to see the various objections that many pro-Israel Jews have for United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Some people oppose the move primarily out of disdain for Trump or because they …

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Political Cowards.

Part of the problem that we have is the generally pussitudinous nature of most well-meaning, western-leftists when it comes to their politics. That is, people will often hold strong opinions on political questions but are highly reluctant to discuss those opinions among people prepared in disagreement. Or, if they are willing …

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Nine reasons why progressives do not understand their Pro-Israel Friends.

The western-left is befuddled and disgusted by pro-Israel diaspora Jewry despite the fact that pro-Israel diaspora Jewry supports the western-left. These are nine of their fundamental misunderstandings: Number One:  Anti-Zionism is not equivalent to criticism of Israel.  Well-meaning western-leftists tend to confuse anti-Zionism with mere criticism of the Jewish homeland. …

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Live on ‘Nothing Left’ – Milo Yiannopoulos.

Michael Burd and Alan Freedman of Nothing Left on Australia’s J-AIR radio conducted an interview with Milo Yiannopoulos to be aired on Tuesday, November 28, 9 to 11 AM, Melbourne time. Yiannopoulos is one of the more notorious figures emerging out of the previous presidential election in the United States. The guy is a British, …

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The West Has Gone Bats!

{This is a fleshing out of an earlier thing that I called The U.S. Has Gone Bats!} Yes, that is the way it is. I suppose that it is not surprising that my cohort, born in the 1960s, stomped on the Western Liberal Tradition. This is to say that the …

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I am Free from Reem’s Racist Stupidity!

Reem Assil and her malicious, anti-Zionist friends challenged the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and promptly got their legalistic butts kicked.   {Good for them.}   Anyone who followed the story of Assil’s extremist and terrorist-admiring restaurant at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland knows that her attorneys dismissed …

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Reem Assil’s Racist Restaurant in Oakland .

Reem Assil has placed a giant floor-to-ceiling mural of recently deported genocidal Jew murderer Rasmea Odeh in her bakery/cafe next to the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland, California. For Jewish people, it might as well be a giant Nazi Swastika. As one of those who objected to this public veneration of an …

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Social Media Notes # 2: The Alienation of Diaspora Jewry.

In a Facebook post, our friend Susan George references a Ha’aretz article by Yehuda Bauer, professor emeritus at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University, entitled, The Danger of Alienating Diaspora Jews. As a non-Jewish supporter of both Israel and the Jewish people, George is curious about pro-Israel …

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From Exodus to Munich: A Response to Forest Rain.

Forest Rain has written a smart piece published in Israellycool  and Inspiration from Zion entitled, From Exodus to Munich: How Did We Get Here? This is an interesting bit of cultural inquiry that wonders how the Jewish people in Israel went – in the popular Western imagination – from plucky and outnumbered …

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The Moral Panic of 2017.

This is a moment of “moral panic” in the United States. All this yelling and screaming and crying and whining about Nazis and Klansmen and White Supremacists is like nothing so much as the Red Scare of the 1950s. As you will remember from either personal experience or from the …

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Social media Notes # 1

Rogue feminist Camille Paglia – during her recent book tour promoting Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism – suggested that comments under blog posts represent a certain kind of art-form. Given Paglia’s semi-iconic status within the intellectual community that should give some of you the warm-fuzzies. I do not know if it …

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Thoughtless Bandwagons of Hatred.

I have yet to speak out against Donald Trump.  One reason for this is that I do not so easily leap aboard thoughtless Bandwagons of Hatred.If the anti-Trumpeteers had not done such a terrific job of projecting their toxic racialized bullshit – and thereby throwing the United States into the …

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Reemed in Oakland, California.

“You’re lucky that you are in that wheelchair, motherfucker!” That is what a young, six-foot-plus, twenty-something supporter of Rasmea Odeh and Reem Assil of Reem’s antisemitic restaurant in Oakland shouted at Robin Durbin at the recent pro-Israel / pro-Jewish rally put together by Faith Meltzer, Matthew Finkelstein, and Uncle Bernie supporter, Susan …

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Noura Erakat, Israel’s Smiling Enemy, Speaks at Berkeley.

If Brooklyn-based “feminist” and Palestinian apologist Linda Sarsour is the progressive-left flavor of the month, George Mason University international law professor Noura Erakat is a more intellectually significant, up-and-coming player in the growing Western, anti-Jewish, Israel-hating business. Approximately fifty people attended Erakat’s keynote address at the recent UC Berkeley conference on …

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UC Berkeley Pits Liberalism Against ‘Islamophobia’

 Fast on the heels of the University of California’s anti-free speech “Battle of Berkeley”—in which hundreds of black-clad, left-wing, “anti-fascists” attacked Trump supporters in the streets—around five hundred students and scholars attended the weekend conference “Islamophobia & The End of Liberalism?” The conference poster featured a righteously concerned Statue of …

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UCLA’s Gelvin Buries Obama’s Middle East Policy Failures.

Barack Obama

   “How will history judge Barack Obama in terms of his policies and actions toward the Middle East?” asked UCLA Professor of Middle Eastern History James Gelvin at UC Berkeley.   A crowd of around 100 students and faculty, some in Muslim attire, crammed into a small conference room in the Center …

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