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  • Laura Bush's Case for Remaining in Afghanistan

    06/28/2016 7:54:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 28, 2016 | Yoni Applebaum
    Fifteen years after President George W. Bush first sent American forces into Afghanistan, his wife considers the job unfinished. “I hope we won’t leave,” former First Lady Laura Bush said on Monday. She cited the conversations she’s had with Afghan women, who worry about what follows the exit of U.S. forces. “They hope that our troops won’t leave too fast,” she said, “because if we leave there’s a vacuum. And they saw what happened in Iraq, where it just wasn’t successful for us to leave.” And she applauded the progress that Afghan women had made over the past decade and...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • Guantanamo Debates Releasing Ballet Dancer

    06/22/2016 3:57:19 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 06/21/2016 | Britain Eakin
    A professional-level Russian ballet dancer held at Guantanamo for nearly 14 years asked for a transfer from the prison. The United States says Ravil Kamilevich Mingazov joined forces with extremist groups after 11 years in the Russian military as a logistics warrant officer. After two years with Russia's military ballet troupe, Mingazov spent his years of service doing passport control along the Mongolian border and managing food and cooking operations for a base of 1,500. The U.S. says Mingazov left his military service over the government's treatment of Muslims, sparking his quest to join the al-Qaida affiliated Islamic movement of...
  • Bill Maher: Dems Could Lose By Refusing to Say 'Islamic Terrorism'

    02/10/2016 4:20:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 06:18 PM | Greg Richter
    Liberal comic Bill Maher is a Bernie Sanders supporter, though he could live with a Hillary Clinton presidency, too. But the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" writes in The Hollywood Reporter that Democrats risk losing the White House in November over one issue: refusing to use the term "Islamic terrorism." [...] Maher noted that 40 countries have some version of Islamic Sharia law, and said he is mystified why liberals feel no need to oppose it. ...
  • Bill Maher: Democrats Risk Losing Election If Can't Say 'Islamic Extremism'

    03/26/2016 9:20:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Just say 'Islamic terrorism.' Just say those words and you'll win the election. Avoid those words and you're going to lose the election." Please! Pretty please! Just say them. ...Despite the pleas of Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time last night, Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey declined to utter the words that seem so taboo for the Democrats. Bill Maher knows, as you can see in the video below, that the refusal by the Democrats to call out terrorism for what it really is could cost them the general election this year. Despite this outspoken concern by Maher, Booker...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • Bill Maher on Terror Attacks: Wouldn’t Being Armed at Least Give Citizens a Chance?

    11/21/2015 10:59:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 21, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    During the November 20 airing of Real Time with Bill Maher, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) pro-gun control comments were countered by Maher’s observation that being armed during a Paris-style attack would at least give citizens a fighting chance to survive. According to MRC/Newsbusters, Maher stepped in to defend the option of being armed for self-defense after Newsom dismissed the idea of a good guy with a gun having any real success against bad guys with guns.Newsom said, “I just simply, this sort of mythology, the guy with the gun that’s going to come save the day, I mean, so...
  • Bill Maher: I Wish Liberals Would Have Same Intolerance For Muslims That They Do For Christians

    01/31/2016 11:11:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 30, 2016 | unattributed
    On the Friday broadcast of his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher told liberals see the world the way they want it rather than the way it is when it comes to the threat of Islam and Islamic terror. Maher, a religious critic, told his fellow liberals he wishes they would have the same "intolerance" for Muslim-related terror around the world that they do for Christians and Christian fundamentalists at home. Maher brought up the decision by the Italians to cover up nude statues during a state visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This is the horribleness of what's going...
  • DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists

    11/18/2015 8:10:49 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Bill Maher Show ^ | Oct 31, 2015
    DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard: Obama Working Hand in Hand With Islamic Extremists. Video at link.
  • Exclusive: Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks

    06/17/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 17, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...
  • Document: Omar Mateen Gave House to Relatives for $10 — Wife Noor Salman Witnessed Transfer

    06/17/2016 6:47:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 17 2016
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...
  • Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home to Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks. Wife legal witness.

    06/17/2016 11:53:41 AM PDT · by Seeing More Clearly Now · 32 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 17, 2006 | Paul Sperry
    Exclusive: Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks... The transfer to his Afghanistan-born brother in law also lists Mateen's wife as a witness. Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge... On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina Abasin, and his brother-in-law Mustafa Abasin according to county property...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • Afghan police tell foreigners in Kabul to stay in or hire guards

    06/17/2016 4:19:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Josh Smith
    Police in the Afghan capital have told foreigners living outside protected compounds to travel with guards, after the kidnapping of an Indian aid worker last week added to a growing sense of insecurity in Kabul. The push is for the safety of residents, said Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department. "All foreign citizens and their offices in Afghanistan are terrorists' targets ... the kidnapping and criminal threat is very serious," he told Reuters. "This will be prevented only if they use security guards and escorts."
  • The Taliban now holds more of Afghanistan than at any time since 2001

    06/16/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The Taliban holds more territory in Afghanistan today than at any time since 2001. Current U.S. Commander Gen. John W. Nicholson has submitted a secret assessment of the situation to the Pentagon: The report — and Nicholson’s deployment to Afghanistan — come at a time of Taliban resurgence, with the group gaining ground in the southern provinces of the Taliban heartland… The Taliban’s warm-weather offensive has shown the insurgents to be bolder and better organized, holding more territory now than at any time since 2001, when their regime was overthrown by the U.S.-led invasion, according to recent U.N. estimates. Part...
  • Taliban use 'honey trap' boys to kill Afghan police (bacha bazi)

    06/16/2016 6:47:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 16, 2016 | Anuj Chopra
    The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of "bacha bazi" -- paedophilic boy play -- to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults told AFP. The ancient custom is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it seem as entrenched as in the province of Uruzgan, where "bacha bereesh" -- or boys without beards -- widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders. The Taliban over nearly two years have used them to mount a wave of Trojan Horse attacks -- at...
  • Obama effectively restarts Afghanistan combat operations a year after officially ending them

    06/14/2016 7:30:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Carlo Munoz
    More than a year since the Obama administration officially ended American combat operations in Afghanistan, the White House’s newly minted battle plan for the country effectively restarts the combat mission for the 9,800 U.S. service members still in the country. White House officials have given the administration’s tacit approval to allow U.S. commanders in Afghanistan to conduct offensive airstrikes against the Taliban and other insurgent groups and to let American troops restart joint ground operations with Afghan forces. The changes were based on the findings of a three-month review of the situation in Afghanistan, which was overseen by Gen. John...
  • Shooting survivor:guilt of feeling grateful to be alive heavy ("America stop bombing my country")

    06/14/2016 3:16:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 45 replies
    http://wset.com/news/ ^ | 6-14-16 | Lindsey Leake
    And the gunman responded back to him saying that, 'You know, I don't have a problem with black people. This is about my country. You guys suffered enough.'" But through the conversation with 911, he said that the reason why he was doing this was because he wanted America to stop bombing his country.So, the motive was very clear to us, who were laying in our own blood and other people's blood, who were injured, who were shot, that we knew what his motive was, and he wasn't going to stop killing people until he was killed, until he felt...
  • Italy prosecutors seek extradition of CIA agents (who are accused of kidnapping terrorist)

    11/11/2005 11:21:55 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 59 replies · 947+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 11, 2005 | Phil Stewart
    ROME, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Italian prosecutors have requested the extradition of 22 suspected CIA agents over the kidnapping of a terrorism suspect who was grabbed off a street in 2003 and taken abroad, a senior judicial source said on Friday. The request is now before Justice Minister Roberto Castelli, who can decide to make a formal request to the United States to pursue the case, said the source, who spoke on the condition that he remain anonymous. "The general prosecutor's office has requested the extradition," the well-placed source said. Prosecutors in the northern city of Milan believe that the...
  • Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories

    06/13/2016 1:59:21 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 23 March 2016 | Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan
    Brussels attacks: These are the incredible survivors' stories Andrew Marszal, Mumbai David Chazan, Brussels 23 March 2016 • 9:00pm Hundreds were caught up in the Brussels attacks on an airport and a train on Tuesday which left 31 dead and 270 wounded. These are some of the stories of the survivors. The survivor from the iconic image Late on Monday, Nidhi Chapekar put her two young children to bed, said goodbye to her husband Rupesh in the crowded Mumbai flat they share with five other relatives, and flew to Brussels for the last time. As a chief air hostess on...
  • Media Ignore External Influences on 'Homegrown Extremist' Mateen

    06/13/2016 5:06:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    In his second speech on Sunday morning's terrorist massacre in Orlando, Florida, President Barack Obama said  on Monday that "the shooter was inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet," that "we see no clear evidence that he was directed externally," and that "this is certainly an example of the kind of homegrown extremism that all of us have been so concerned about for a very long time." The press, led as usual by the Associated Press, is certainly cooperating with those characterizations. Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has clearly made up her mind that...
  • Yusufiy Told Heavy.com That Her Parents ‘Rescued’ Her From Mateen

    In an interview with Heavy.com, Yusufiy said that she lived in Florida with Mateen between April 2009 and August 2009. She said that her parents then “rescued” her from the relationship and she never saw Mateen again. The divorce process took two years because of the long distance. During the aftermath of the shooting, Yusufiy posted a note of condolence to her Facebook page, saying: Great Spirit I offer my deepest prayer and condolences to the victims of the Orlando shooting… May they transition in peace may their souls be healed, may the wounded victims recover and heal in peace,...
  • BeyoncĂ© Ignored the LGBT Community in Houston

    11/05/2015 12:59:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Posted: 11/04/2015 4:12 pm EST | Carlos Maza
    It kills me to write this post. I have spent more time worshiping Beyoncé than just about any other pop star. I've spent countless hours dancing to "Grown Woman" alone in my apartment. I've been the only guy in a dance class aimed at teaching the "Single Ladies" dance, and I loved every second of it. Beyoncé has been queen in my life since the first time I watched the "Crazy In Love" video. But. Over the past few months, Beyoncé has repeatedly refused the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of discrimination against LGBT people in her hometown......
  • Solemn Obama calls for gun control; DOESN'T link Orlando nightclub terror attack to Islam [tr]

    06/13/2016 7:53:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/16 | Schwab
    President Obama furthered his gun control message today when addressing the massacre in Orlando that killed 50 people, making it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. 'Although it's still early in the investigation we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate,' Obama said, making no reference to ISIS or Islamic terror in his brief remarks. Obama called the shooting spree, at the gay nightclub Pulse during Pride month in the United States, a reminder of how easy it is for someone to get a hold of a weapon that could...
  • '50 perverts killed in bar' (view from Turkey)

    06/13/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/13 | Pleasance
    Yeni Akit is a right-wing Turkish paper which has supported Al-Qaeda It is known for its hate speech against LGBT groups, Jews and Christians Also has strong ties with President Erdogan and his party, the AKP Broke news of Orlando attack with headline: 'Death toll rises to 50 in bar where perverted homosexuals go!' A Turkish newspaper with links to the country's President has published a homophobic headline calling those who died in the Orlando mass shooting 'perverts' and 'deviants'. Yeni Akit, a right-wing newspaper which has supported the likes of Al-Qaeda in the past, broke news of the attack...
  • BREAKING: Eye Witness Claims Multiple Shooters In Orlando Terrorist Attack

    06/13/2016 7:49:41 AM PDT · by Strategy · 56 replies
    Patriot Outdoor News ^ | June 13, 2016
    Orlando, FL- The terrorist attack that took place this weekend was the largest attack on American soil since 9/11. Every news outlet in the country is working on covering this story from every angle in order to unearth what happened. Omar Mateen is said to have killed over 50 people at this point, but the "lone-gunman" narrative being pushed by all major news outlets is now being questioned. Eye witness, Janeil, was inside the club during the shooting but was able to escape unharmed. Below he recalls the attack and states that there were MULTIPLE shooters as well as at...
  • ISIS fanatic died in a hail of bullets as he burst through hole in the wall made by cops(T)

    06/13/2016 7:40:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/12/2016 | GUY BIRCHALL and ELLIE FLYNN
    ISIS maniac Omar Seddique Mateen, 29, fired indiscriminately inside gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida after shooting the doorman dead early Sunday morning. Police used explosives and a BearCat armoured vehicle to smash a hole in the wall, allowing some trapped clubbers to escape. Mateen emerged from the hole shooting moments later and was shot dead by a team of "eight or nine" officers. The killer is thought to have been armed with the same gun used by the Sandy Hook school shooter. The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle has left dozens dead in multiple shootings this decade, calls for a nationwide...
  • Vanity: Survivor of Orlando "Pulse" Club asks God to spare him

    06/13/2016 7:38:01 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 61 replies
    06/13/2016 | Wbarmy
    One of the survivors, a guy named Alamo told the press "My first thought was, 'Oh my God, I'm going to die," Alamo said, his voice very quiet. "I was praying to God that I would live to see another day. I couldn't believe this was happening."
  • The ‘Religion Of Peace’ Rears Its Ugly Head - Again!

    06/13/2016 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Dave Merrick
    Political Correctness: There are so many lies being told now by our leaders in authority who have completely betrayed our trust. Jesus said that we can know the genuine value or worthiness of any person or group by simply looking at the quality of what they produce. Specifically, he said: “For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good...
  • Trump: Hillary Afraid To Say Radical Islam, Offend Her Boss "Because She Doesn't Want To Go To Jail"

    06/13/2016 7:28:56 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics | June 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    TRUMP: What happened yesterday will happen many times over with a president like Obama that doesn't even want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism. He doesn't want to use the term. And Clinton won't use it either. Hillary won't use it. And the reason she won't use it, she's afraid to offend her boss because she doesn't want to go to jail. Video at link...
  • Planned Parenthood, Leader in Violence Against Humans, Defends Islamic Terrorism<p>

    06/13/2016 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    IÂ’m used to Planned Parenthood saying and tweeting idiotic things. IÂ’ve also come to expect that mainstream media will ignore the lunacy of this taxpayer-funded activist group. Before I get to the sheer stupidity of a billion-dollar abortion chainÂ’s tweet, letÂ’s take a look at what led to the outrageous statement. An American-born Islamic terrorist, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, slaughtered 49 precious human lives in a gay strip/dance/drag club in Orlando, Florida. My heart goes out to the families of those killed and to those left behind trying to make sense of such a vile act. The President blamed the...
  • Orlando Shooter Traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012: MSNBC

    06/13/2016 7:17:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 6-13-2016 | NewsMax
    Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen made two trips to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, MSNBC reported Monday, citing federal officials.
  • The Orlando Horror and Hard Truths

    06/13/2016 7:11:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Guy Benson
    The Orlando massacre is sickening and frightening. It's sickening on its face: Dozens of innocent people were shot to death by a remorseless, merciless fanatic on Saturday night, executed for the 'crime' of carousing with friends at an establishment that caters to a clientele despised by their killer. It's frightening because this horror was not perpetrated by masked men shouting slogans in an unfamiliar tongue thousands of miles away. It wasn't carried out by trained practitioners of terror who hijacked airplanes and targeted symbolic nuclei of American power in wealth. No, like last year's San Bernardino bloodbath, this atrocity unfolded...
  • Nightclub shooter tied to radical imam who was an ex-gang leader

    06/13/2016 7:09:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tod Venezia
    Nightclub murderer Omar Mateen was a follower of an imam who preached hatred of gays and who was recently released from prison — despite prosecutors warning that he had terror ties, according to a report. Mateen took lessons in the Islamic religion from Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a former gang leader from New York who now lives in Florida and who has been accused of helping terrorists, FoxNews.com reported. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” a law-enforcement source told Fox. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
  • They Came For Me

    06/13/2016 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Rich Galen
    My first thought when I turned on my TV Sunday morning and found that the Orlando shooting had occurred in a gay nightclub was: They're dead because they were gay. I have a lot of gay friends. I tried to come up with words that would express my feelings for what they must have been going through. I couldn't. I assume they were going through the same feelings I had - and will have again, I fear - when Jews are attacked in shops and restaurants. Those attacks occurred not because they were in the wrong random place at the...
  • The Media Is Spinning A False Narrative

    06/13/2016 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Eric · 26 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 6/13/2016 | Steve Berman
    The false narrative emerging from the media seeks to make a few points, all of which are red herrings and straw men designed to take attention from the truth. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was homophobic because he hated gays. Mateen was unstable because he was mean and beat his wife Mateen had too much unfettered access to guns Mateen was not religiously motivated Story after story references these points, and they quote each other liberally (take the pun as you wish).
  • Morning Joe Trashes Trump Muslim Immigration Ban

    06/13/2016 6:57:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you think the families and loved ones of the Orlando victims wish Omar Mateen’s father, an anti-American Afghani, had never been permitted to enter the United States? Do you think the great majority of Americans agree? The answer seems obvious: but not to the clueless cast of Morning Joe, which today trashed Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration. Mika Brzezinski epitomized the willful blindness, claiming the Muslim ban has “no connection at all” to the Pulse massacre. View the video here.
  • After the Pulse Club Massacre It’s Time for Gays to Come Home to Republican Party

    06/13/2016 6:56:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/13/2016 | Jim Hoft
    After the deadliest Islamist attack on American soil since 9-11 Barack Obama blamed hatred and guns. His inability to called the attack what it is – Islamic jihad – has progressed from denial to psychosis. ... Obama was not the only one. Leftwing gay activists posted ridiculous and ignorant remarks after the deadliest single attack on gays in modern history I came out in the 1980s to family and friends during the AIDS epidemic. I saw a lot of friends get sick. I saw a lot of friends die. I went to a lot of funerals. It was a scary...
  • Authorities probe ISIS ties to Orlando massacre (Shootout details)

    06/13/2016 6:50:44 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/13/2016 | Ralph Ellis, Ashley Fantz, Faith Karimi and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN)[Breaking news update at 8:10 a.m. ET] Police crisis negotiators tried to negotiate with Orlando nightclub shooting suspect Omar Mateen during the attack, Orlando police Chief John Mina told reporters Monday. "He was cool and calm when he was making those phone calls to us," Mina said. "We had a team of crisis negotiators that did talk to the suspect just trying to get as much information as possible. ... He really wasn't asking for a whole lot. We were doing most of the asking." [Breaking news update at 8:03 a.m. ET] People other than gunman Omar Mateen are being...
  • Local Muslim community condemns Orlando nightclub shooting

    06/13/2016 6:39:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 6/13/16 | Walter Morris
    HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Members of South Florida’s Muslim community came together Sunday night in a show of solidarity for the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Dozens of worshippers observing the holy month of Ramadan gathered at the Baitul Naseer Mosque, located at 208 N.W. 7th Court in Hallandale Beach. What was originally planned as an annual interfaith service....
  • "Orlando Is Just The Beginning" Trump Questions Obama's Motives: "He's Got Something Else In Mind"

    06/13/2016 6:38:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump told CNN this morning that the Orlando shooting was "just the beginning," as he stepped up his criticism of President Obama and Hillary Clinton on Monday, as Politico reports, castigating them as "weak" leaders with a poor understanding of the threat posed to the United States by Islamic radicalism. Having released a statement yesterday decrying Obama's inability to refer to the incident as "radical islamic terrorism," Trump went further, raging that "[Obama] doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other... he has no clue," reiterating his...
  • LGBTQ Gun Rights Group on Orlando: 'Guns Didn't Do This, A Human Who Hated Gays Did'

    06/13/2016 6:38:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/2016 | Katie Pavlich
    “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” First Speaker of the Pink Pistols Gwendolyn Patton said in a statement. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of...
  • Prayers aren’t enough. The US needs fewer guns (barf-up a lung alert)

    06/13/2016 6:35:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    The details are different, but the story is the same: A killer with access to military-style weaponry mows down innocent Americans in cold blood. On Sunday it was apparently a self-radicalized Muslim who murdered 49 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando. In 2012, it was a mentally ill man with the same type of gun who killed 26 at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Next, who knows? It makes no more sense to blame Islam for the Orlando shooting than it would to blame mental illness for the Sandy Hook massacre. The common thread and decisive factor in...
  • Trump Will Be "Greatly Strengthened" By Orlando Massacre,Says Former Israeli Ambassador To U.S.

    06/13/2016 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – The Orlando attack, in which first generation U.S. citizen Omar Sadiqqui Mateen shot at least 50 people in a gay club, will help Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S. said.
  • Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist

    06/13/2016 6:05:15 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 12th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Truncated title. Full title: Former Coworker of ISIS Killer Omar Mateen: Employer Did Nothing About His Homophobic-Racist Comments Cuz He Was Muslim Once again, Political correctness kills– The former employer of Omar Mateen did nothing to confront him on his racist-homophobic behavior because he was Muslim.
  • Hillary Responds to Orlando Attack: "We Can't Fall Into The Trap That Is Set Up By The Gun Lobby"

    06/13/2016 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 208 replies
    CNN ^ | June 13, 2016
    Hillary Clinton responds to Orlando terror attack: "We can't fall into the trap that is set up by the gun lobby"
  • Obama doesn't mention Islam in Orlando terror

    06/13/2016 5:53:05 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    WND ^ | 06/12/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    President Obama refused to tie the bloody attack on a gay nightclub Sunday to Islamic terror and said “no definitive judgement” had been made on the motive. At least 50 people are dead and 53 wounded following an attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which the shooter shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” It was the worst act of terror on U.S. soil since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But Obama made no mention of “Islam,” “Muslim” or “Islamic terror” in his televised address to the nation.
  • Former co-worker says Orlando gunman was 'unhinged and unstable', went on racist, misogynistic rants

    06/13/2016 5:49:52 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 6/13/16 | Unknown
    The gunman who killed at least 50 people at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday was described by a former colleague as an "unhinged and unstable" person who repeatedly made racist, misogynist and homophobic remarks. Daniel Gilroy, a former police officer, worked as a security officer with G4S Security at the PGA Village complex in Port St. Lucie. Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen worked the shift right after Gilroy at the complex's south gate. Gilroy described Mateen as a devout Muslim who brought a prayer mat to work and prayed several times a day. "There was never a moment where he...
  • Eiffel Tower to be lit in colors of rainbow flag after US attack

    06/13/2016 5:37:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 Jun 2016 10:01 GMT+02:00
    This time it’s Paris that will show solidarity with the victims of a terror attack elsewhere in the world. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the rainbow colors of the gay flag in solidarity with the victims of the shootings in Orlando, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted. The City Hall also raised the Stars and Stripes and the rainbow flag on Monday, with Hidalgo expressing her “compassion, solidarity and affection” for the American people after the massacre. …