Jul 232014
 

Detroit Residents Stunned Israel Not the 51st State of America

By Ed Majeed

@TheOkraNews

Detroit 2Detroit (MI)—A recent Gallup poll in Detroit this past week found over 89% of its residents believed Israel was the 51st state of the United States of America.

5,000 homeowners within the proper city district of Detroit were surveyed for public opinions related to the latest conflict in the Middle East, but also to question their knowledge on Israel. Surprisingly, 90.4% of respondents mistakenly took the country as a state in the union, detached from the mainland as with Hawaii. Even more remarkable was 78% supported the $3.5 billion in annual aid Israel received and its recent attack on Gaza calling the Palestinians “savages who want to take control of American soil.” Respondents were later told Israel was indeed not a part of the United States and the aid was not domestic, but foreign.

“What you mean, foreign?!” screamed Latoya Randolph, a salon stylist from the North End neighborhood of Detroit. “You telling me we giving $3 billion to a fucking country in the middle of nowhere while we all out here struggling to get groceries?! That’s just bullshit.”

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Randolph was pissed when she realized Israel was not a state

“Apparently the government hasn’t come to this town in a while,” said Leonard Tates, a retired police officer, who has been waiting for his pension to start since 2005 because city funds have been depleted. “This place is a dump and no one seems to be helping. But Israel is just having a grand old time out there on the Mediterranean putting honey on itself and rolling in my taxes.  I can’t believe this.”

Detroit, which was given the dubious title in 2013 by Forbes magazine as “most miserable city in America” has continued to struggle with high levels of crime and unemployment. Home prices have set unprecedented lows dropping 35% in the past three years to an average of $40,000 as more people have left. Last April, President Obama spoke to the state of Michigan to try and provide Detroit a whopping $100 million in federal funds to demolish vacant homes and buildings as well as remediating the city. However, it was still $3.4 billion short than Israel’s yearly allowance.

“Israel is a part of America and that is a fact,” said Charlie Dryer, a sanitations inspector for Motown Water Works. “I’m pretty sure they are known as the Blue-Grass state.” Dryer, like many other Detroiters, was clueless of the assistance the country had been receiving for the past six decades by the United States. “I thought they were one of us.”

Detroiters can't charge games for money, because no one has any.

Detroiters can’t charge games for money, because no one has any.

The Gallup Poll also discovered the favoritism of the American public towards Israel had been based on the bias of mainstream media which constantly praises the country for being heroic and valiant, the incessant advocacy by politicians on Israel and its safety, Barbra Streisand and the annoying 700 Club. However, with the advent of social media and live reporting in places such as Gaza and the West Bank, the attitudes of many have started to change. In addition organizations as Jewish Voice for Peace, Boycott Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) along with vocal critics such as Naomi Wolf and Noam Chomsky, who denounce the Palestinian occupation, have created more visibility for the crisis.

Still, despite proving Israel was not the 51st state, there were still respondents who refused to buy into the “lie.” My brother’s friend said he drove to Tel Aviv from Oregon last year,” said Christina Tallender, a resident of Rosedale Park. “And if he tells me that you can drive to Israel, you better believe it.”

Muslim Organizations Defend Pamela Geller—Claim She’s making them Tons of Money

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May 222014
 

Muslim Organizations Defend Pamela Geller—Claim She’s making them Tons of Money

By Dina Darrak

@Theokranews

pam geller #1Washington DC—Over 100 Muslim organizations throughout the United States announced today they would defend blogger and activist Pamela Geller for conveying any inflammatory or hateful remarks towards Islam due to the staggering amount of money she has generated for Muslim advocacy and civic relation groups.

In a joint press release commissioned by the Islamic Peace Coalition for North America, 121 Muslim representatives signed a declaration of support for Geller, because her antics, hostility and Islamaphobic rhetoric has brought in millions of dollars for their respective organizations which in the past several years had stagnated from limited revenue because of the relative calm and decline of negative press on Islam. Coincidentally, the release came just days after Geller received criticism for promoting a DC metro ad which referenced alleged Jewish hatred in the Quran.

“I think she’s fantastic and a fine lady,” said Yaya Vafi, Executive Director of BURAQ, a civil rights group based in Houston. “I mean with so many Americans using common sense these days, you would think Islam is as ordinary and boring as Christianity. But then Pam decides to scare everyone by opening her big mouth and what do you know—we’ve got tons of Muslims giving us thousands of  dollars all on account of her.” Vafi said he had spoken to 20 other organizations around the country, each confirming they had made their average yearly donation total within the first three weeks of May. Anonymous sources in multiple Muslim communities also observed non-profit employees purchasing large homes, clothes and trips to Fiji, which normally would not be an option for individuals with nominal salaries.

Geller, 58, who has been an outspoken critic of Islam, is the creator of The Atlas Shrug, a right-wing conservative online blog which focuses on negatively portraying the global religion of 1.6 billion followers with unsubstantiated reports of Muslims attempting to overtake the United States through various subversive programs. Such demented coverage includes Sharia Law, support of Muslim terrorists, Sharia Law, Muslim pirates, Sharia Law and more Sharia Law. In 2010, she and self-proclaimed scholar of Islam, Robert Spencer, founded the organization Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), committed to vilifying Islam through the use of smear campaigns. A highlight of such tactics was in 2012 when SIOA ran a series of ads in New York City’s subway which read “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” Not surprisingly, The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League have labeled SIOA, a hate group.

“Well, let’s be honest—the bitch (Geller) is crazy,” said Ibrahim Tawfik, Chairperson of the Dove Initiative, a Washington DC based interfaith group which

Tawfik takes a stroll to the bank to cash his organization's latest checks.

Tawfik takes a stroll to the bank to cash his organization’s latest checks.

promotes religious equality. “I mean is she as crazy as Solange Knowles, I don’t know. But the great thing about Geller is that she scares Muslims. And when she does that, they all come to us with checks in order to combat people like her. In the end, we reap the benefits.”  However, not everyone is finding the latest anti-Islamic vitriol by Geller acceptable.

“This woman was the single biggest instigator towards Park 51, denigrated Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagen by posting a picture of her wearing a graphically cropped Nazi uniform and has countlessly berated President Obama,” said Lydsey Varnick, Senior Strategy Adviser for the RAND Corporation. “And now she’s got an ad on buses showing Hitler and the Mufti of Palestine in order to create tensions between Jews and Muslims. Pam is like Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars, constantly babbling and annoying.” Still, Geller has her supporters, many of which ironically come from the Muslim community.

“I think we all need to calm down and let her demonize Islam,” asserted Murtaaz Sadir, Director of Public Relations for The Advancement of American Muslims in Politics and the brand new owner of a 2014 Mercedes 500SL. “When Geller gets out of hand we’ll handle it. Just give us your money and we’ll take care of everything. You guys worry too much.”