Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Israel FINALLY Responds to Hamas Rocket Onslaught; UN is Outraged

After 110 rockets were launched on Israeli civilians over the past three days by Hamas and assorted other Palestinian terrorists the IDF responded by, as Al-Reuters puts it, "flattening the Hamas ministry in the Gaza Strip." And it's about time.

But, of course, the usual suspects are outraged, including UN undersecretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes, who made this surreal comment in response:
The Israeli reaction is not justified by those rocket attacks, even though it's caused by those rocket attacks.
Typical UN "logic." Look for further condemnation from the "international community" in the days to come. Not against Hamas, mind you, but against Israel for having the audacity to defend itself.

That "peace process" is working out real well, eh, Condi and GW?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Juan Cole and CAIR Accuse 2008 Presidential Candidates of "Islamophobia"

Yet another Campus Watch blog post of mine on the tireless (when it comes to promoting CAIR) Juan Cole:
As noted recently by Campus Watch, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole will be speaking at a CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) fundraiser this March. In light of Cole's high-profile fundraising efforts for CAIR, one assumes he either shares the group's Islamist political agenda or serves as a useful idiot in its promotion.

Strengthening that assumption, it turns out Cole will be the primary speaker at yet another upcoming CAIR event, this time on January 23 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Moderated by CAIR Legislative Director Corey Saylor and titled, "Fear for Votes: How Some 2008 Candidates are Exploiting Islamophobia," the event will undoubtedly push the idea that any and all discussion of radical Islam in the 2008 presidential election is tantamount to "Islamophobia."
Read the whole thing.