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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Arab Dancing in Colombia


The video title means: Arab Charm – Published on YouTube, November 28, 2017

 

The school is called La Danza de Isis: The Dance of Isis – Academy of Oriental Dance.
Their website is: http://www.ladanzadeisis.com.

Again, we see that this is quite popular.

Yes, there are dance schools in the USA, but how many sell themselves specifically as Arab/Oriental Dance schools.

This is very mainstream in Latin America.

Screenshots of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia estimates about 800,000 – 3.2 Million Lebanese Colombians, out of approx. 50 Million people in Colombia. But the numbers are all over the place.

Elsewhere, in Wikipedia, the Arab diaspora in Columbia is listed at 1.5 Million.

Notice the contradiction. Lebanese Colombians could be as high as 3.2 Million, but another chart lists 1.5 Million Arab-Colombians.

How can one possibly have more Lebanese than Arabs, when the Lebanese are a subset of Arabs?

This is what makes checking the demographics of Arabs in the Western Hemisphere to so hard. As is so often stated, the problem is that many Lebanese refuse to call themselves Arabs.

The number of Arabs in South America is much higher than official figures cite.

 

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Venezuela and Hezbollah?


Posted on YouTube July 26, 2017

Under Hugo Chavez, Venezuela became allied with Iran. Chavez set up a television network, centered in Venezuela, called TeleSur, which was pro-Iranian, and anti-Zionist. But, as you see, the alliance may go deeper.

Arab-Venezuelans are roughly 6% of Venezuela – however almost all of Arab-Venezuelans are Christian. Though Muslims like to exaggerate, there are only 100,000 Muslims in Venezuela, out of a total population of 32 Million in Venezuela.

The figures for Muslims correspond to 6% of local Arabs, or 0.3% of the total population of the whole country. A very small number.

And remember, that Muslims tend to exaggerate their numbers!

Why Chavez, and his successor, Maduro, have taken Venezuela down this path is beyond belief.

One should not assume that South America is in danger. The real religious tidal wave in Latin Americas are the tens of millions converting to Evangelical Protestantism.

A few converts to Islam make the headlines, but are statistically insignificant. However, small though they are, they can make trouble.


28 November, 2017 – Edited – Had to edit some figures, which may have to be examined again, in light of conflicting sources.

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Even More on the Radicalization of Chile’s Soccer


Posted on YouTube on Mar 2, 2015

The name of the documentary (this is a teaser) is Cuatro Colores (Four Colors) based on the four colors of the Palestinian flag [red, green, black, white], and the four colors of the soccer team, Palestino, in Chile.

NOTE: The translation in the film says: Club Deportivo Palestino. “Deportivo” just means Sports. It should have been translated: Sports Club Palestino, or more accurately, Palestinian Sports Club.

The Palestinian community in Chile is:

1) Very Prosperous
2) Very Powerful
3) Politically connected
4) Radicalized against Israel

In the 1920s, Palestinian-Chileans founded their own soccer team. By the 1950s, it was a professional team in Chile. The Palestinian-Chilean community has used their successful professional soccer team for political ends.

In 2014, the Palestino Soccer team caused a major controversy when they issued a sports jersey – the Euros say kit – which had a map on the back of their jerseys that erased the state of Israel. Needless to say, worldwide, the Jewish people were furious. (Click Here)

The team was forced to withdraw the jersey.

But this is the nature of the Palestinian community in Chile; and the nature of the soccer/football team they support.

The fans call themselves “Baisanos,” based on the Spanish word for fellow countrymen: “Paisano.” The Palestinian immigrants to Chile would recognize other Palestinian immigrants, and call them, “Paisano,” a fellow countryman – from Palestine, as it were.

Except that Arabs cannot pronounce the letter P, and so “Paisano,” became “Baisano.”

Their descendants and fans of the Palestino soccer team picked up the mispronunciation as a term of endearment, and call themselves, “Baisanos.”

This would be curious enough, but they also recently picked up another term: Intifada, as this fan picture demonstrates.

Los Baisanos – Intifada
Notice the use of both terms: Baisano and Intifada

So, the soccer team has become a symbol of radicalized anti-Zionism, not only in Chile, but around the world.

Though chiefly unknown here in the USA – we Americans do not follow soccer – the Palestino soccer/football team has become somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon. It is followed by the Palestinians in the contested areas in the Mideast as if it were a local team. Members of the Chilean team often visit the contested areas regularly.

Over time, the CD [Club Deportivo/Sports Club] Palestino jersey has become somewhat of a fashion statement for those of an anti-Israel mindset.

The funny thing is: In Chile, the Palestinians are relatively rich, compared to other Chileans. This radicalization has occurred among the elite of Chilean society, and that is what makes it an interesting phenomenom. Another odd thing is that 99% of Palestinian-Chileans are Christian, not Muslim, making this even more fascinating to observe, especially since the Palestinians in the Mideast have often embraced Islamic tendencies.

This team is starting to make waves. Its politicization is starting to make the news. The team, and the Palestinian community in Chile, are having disproportional effects on the opinions of many South Americans.

This is not a good development.

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Club Palestino – Recent Video


Want to Join Club Palestino?!
Posted on YouTube: February 23, 2017

Club Palestino is in the heart of the Santiago, Chile, Metro area, only 13 km from the Moneda Palace.

Take a look at that video. Smack in the middle of Chile’s capital Metro Area. [Actually, an adjacent suburb, Las Condes]

Las Condes is home to Chile’s wealthy and elite. The locals call the shopping district in Las Condes: “Sanhattan,” to compare it to Manhattan. Yet, the Palestinians have their own Central Park in the middle of Las Condes.

The Palestinians in Chile have wealth and power.

Source: Police in Chile guard Jews after anti-Semitic attacks – JPOST

The Palestinian community is to Chile what the Jewish community is to the U.S.

– Gabriel Zalisnek, then president of Chile’s Jewish Federation

The Palestinians once invited PA President Abbas to the their club. Look at this display of wealth.

The video was from 2009, but this community is rich. They have massive political power in Chile.

I have often suggested that Israel should pay Palestinians to move to Chile. People think I am cruel in this; but frankly it would be a step up.

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