My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

More problems for Abbas...

How on earth can Abbas disarm the terrorists if he can't even get his security chiefs to meet?
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was forced on Monday to call off a ceremony in Gaza City to honor senior security commanders after most of them announced that they would boycott the event.

Abbas arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night in an attempt to appease scores of veteran security officers who have been removed from their jobs or forced to retire as part of a major security shake-up.

Sources in Gaza City said Abbas was scheduled to honor 10 ex-generals with the Jerusalem Medal, the highest award in the PLO for valor in combat. However, the ceremony was called off at the last minute after it was understood that most of the officers were planning to stay away.