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  • Race, education, income, poverty: How does Baltimore compare?

    04/29/2016 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    WBAL Baltimore ^ | April 29, 2016 | By Saliqa Khan
    Much of Baltimore's unrest a year ago was rooted in socioeconomic conditions of the city. The Justice Policy Institute examined some of those issues in a 2015 report called "The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City." The report listed indicators of lost opportunities for the communities surveyed: unemployment and commute time, income and public assistance, educational attainment, public safety, housing, physical health and addiction. The report finds that the same neighborhood had the highest rate of emergency narcotic calls to 911 with nearly one narcotic call made for every two people, compared to other neighborhoods in Baltimore. Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park...
  • Suspect in custody after threatening to blow up Fox Baltimore headquarters

    04/28/2016 2:17:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | FoxNews
    A contractor who threatened to set off a bomb at the headquarters of Fox 45 Baltimore Thursday afternoon, forcing police to evacuate the building, walked outside before a sniper shot him as cameras rolled. A bomb robot scanned him for nearly an hour before police removed his clothing, picked him up and carried him into an armored van. Crews transferred him to an ambulance minutes later. His condition was unclear.
  • Baltimore news station FOX45 evacuated for bomb threat; suspect down

    04/28/2016 12:18:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Christine Boynton /Fox45 news
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A man wearing some sort of animal "onesie" threatening to "blow-up" WBFF-TV was shot by police Monday outside of the station. Three loud "shots" were heard and the man was see lying in the street. The suspect's condition was not immediately known. The man broke into the Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate at about 2 p.m. demanding the news station cover a story about some sort of government conspiracy. The building was evacuated. Outside, a dark colored sedan was burning from its gas tanks. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the...
  • Man Dressed as a Panda Threatens to Blow up Fox Station in Baltimore

    04/28/2016 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/28/2016 | Wills Robinson
    A Baltimore TV station has been evacuated following a bomb threat. Police said they were investigating reports a man dressed as a panda was inside the Fox 45 offices on the city's TV Hill, claiming to have an explosive strapped to his chest. Pictures taken from the outside show the individual wearing a white onesie and black ears.
  • FOX45 evacuated after reported threat, vehicle fire (Baltimore)

    04/28/2016 11:34:21 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    FOX 45 - WBFF ^ | April 28
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The FOX45 offices on W 41st Street were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a threat was received at the building. Fire crews responded and extinguished a fire which appeared to have been set in the gas tank of a vehicle parked in the station lot
  • In West Baltimore, Scarce Pharmacies Leave Health Care Gaps

    04/27/2016 7:06:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | April 25, 2016 | By Shefali Luthra and Jeremy Snow
    BALTIMORE - The immense new CVS dominates the corner of Pennsylvania and West North avenues. It's a contrast that shows what's changed and what hasn't in the past year, since Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died of injuries sustained in police custody, unleashing days of protests. But if 2015's protests emphasized police brutality and race relations, the absence of more stores like CVS that are easily accessible to people in impoverished, predominantly black neighborhoods underscores Baltimore's other persistent inequities. Scarcity defines life in Sandtown-Winchester, the 72-block neighborhood where Gray lived for part of his life. Its roughly 9,000 residents...
  • Catherine Pugh campaign blames misunderstanding for upset Baltimore workers

    04/26/2016 9:54:44 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    BaltimoreSun.com ^ | 4/26/16 | Jessica Anderson and Colin Campbell
    Some Baltimore residents who expected to work for state Sen. Catherine Pughs mayoral campaign Tuesday instead damaged vehicles outside of her campaign headquarters after being told there were no jobs available. A spokesman for Pughs campaign called it a misunderstanding. Anthony McCarthy, the spokesman, said Pugh decided they will be paid regardless. A crowd of about 100 people lined the block outside Sandis Learning Center on North Ellamont Street, many of them saying they were promised election day jobs. About a dozen police officers were on the scene and two security guards were at the door. Police said they responded...
  • White Man or Black Woman? Senate Race Tears at Maryland Democrats

    04/22/2016 1:17:21 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 22, 2016 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    On Capitol Hill, Representative Chris Van Hollen is, literally and figuratively, a Democratic fair-haired boy. An American son of diplomats born while his parents served in Pakistan, he has used his fund-raising savvy, policy smarts and easy manner to position himself, party elders assumed, as a potential Democratic speaker of the House. Instead, Mr. Van Hollen, now running for the Senate in his home state of Maryland, is fighting for his survival in an identity politics primary that raises an explosive question: Should a white man, or a black woman, inherit the seat held for 30 years by Barbara A....
  • 2 front-runners face off in Baltimore mayoral race

    04/22/2016 3:11:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:47 PM EDT | Juliet Linderman
    Just one day ahead of the anniversary of the worst riot Baltimore had seen in more than 40 years, its residents will head to the polls to determine who will lead the city for the next four years. [] Shortly after the April 27, 2015, unrest, Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake instituted a mandatory 10 p.m. curfew. Four months later, she announced she wouldnt seek re-election. The open race attracted a flood of hopefuls declaring their candidacy; before the Feb. 3 deadline passed, 13 Democrats jumped into the primary. The two most politically entrenched candidates emerged as front-runners: Sheila Dixon, who...
  • Baltimore hopes large-scale demolition paves way for rebuilding (Vacant Lots "Land of Opportunity")

    04/18/2016 8:44:37 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4-18-2016 | Jeff Pegues
    The city of Baltimore worked to tear down thousands of homes on Monday in an effort to lift itself out of decades of urban decay. The city and state are paying millions for demolition in the hope that, one day, developers will see vacant lots as a land of opportunity.
  • 'Innovation Center' tries to reinvent Medicare

    04/18/2016 8:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:08 AM EDT | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. Its not because theyre spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to reinvent Medicare to improve it, and maybe save taxpayers money. In a sprawling, nondescript office park near Baltimore, some 360 people at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation are trying to change the health care system, using the governments premier insurance program as leverage. If they prevail, the U.S. may no longer have the worst of both worlds: unsustainable spending and unenviable results. [] Because the...
  • No change a year after Freddie Gray's death, marchers say

    04/16/2016 7:35:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 7:09 PM EDT
    Dozens of people marched Saturday in Baltimore to mark the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray. Sharon Black, an organizer with the Peoples Power Assembly, the group that planned the march, said the marchers dont believe anything has changed for the better in Baltimore since Grays death. Black says deep-seated anger remains in the community a year later.
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trumps fascist policies, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • Obama Administration Sticking it to Whitey

    04/08/2016 1:16:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/16 | Robert Weissberg
    Is the Obama administration, or at least some officials in it, hostile toward whites? This is certainly an awkward, publicly unspeakable question -- and answering it is exceptionally difficult. Not easy to discern the motives of countless Washington bureaucrats. Nevertheless, recent events outside of Baltimore, MD suggest that enmity toward whites does afflict some Obama administrators and our proof, though short of the smoking gun standard, is probably as good as it gets. In a nutshell, thanks to Washingtons money and political pressure, thousands of poor blacks will now be re-located from Baltimores slums to upgraded housing in the surrounding,...
  • (Baltimore) Police fire 56 shots, killing father and son

    04/07/2016 8:55:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    wfsb ^ | 04/04/2016
    BALTIMORE, MD (WJZ/CNN) - Some people want police to explain the fatal shooting of a father and son. Officers fired 56 shots at Kimani Johnson and Matthews Wood Jr., who police claimed may have planned a mass shooting. Their family said the police's story doesn't add up. "Boom, boom, boom, 56 shots, That's an overkill," said Mary Scott Harper, who has two children with Wood. She says the 43-year-old was in fear for his life because of an ongoing dispute when three officers spotted him and his 18-year-old son with two loaded guns in East Baltimore on Thursday. "He was...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastors phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church members great-nephew, had been shot and killed. Dre had just turned 16, the message on the Rev. Ira Acrees phone read. I think that its time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets. Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioners granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • HUD Mandates Affordable Housing in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into higher opportunity areas. The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a landmark settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to promote housing mobility and address residential segregation. The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs.
  • After 95 years, a Navy ship lost at sea with all hands is finally discovered

    03/23/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 91 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    The USS Conestoga left the Navy yard at Mare Island, Calif., on Good Friday, 1921, bound for Pearl Harbor, with a complement of 56 sailors. It cleared the Golden Gate at 3:25 p.m. and steamed into the Gulf of the Farallones in heavy seas. Conestoga was a rugged oceangoing tug that had once hauled coal barges for a Pennsylvania railroad. But 17 years after its launch in Baltimore, it had undergone hard use and had a reputation as a wet boat, one that shipped water easily. At 4 p.m. that day, as the San Francisco light ship recorded big waves...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, Wolf in Sheeps Clothing Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Some Senate Republicans Will Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

    03/17/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/16 | David M. Herszenhorn
    Several of the Republican senators expressing a willingness to meet with Judge Garland were like Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, incumbents facing difficult re-election fights. Ms. Ayotte said she still opposed holding a confirmation vote. The willingness of Republican senators to meet with Judge Garland highlights how the degree of difficulty in blocking a nomination rises once there is a face and a rsum to go along with it. Judge Garland was confirmed in 1997 by a vote of 76 to 23 for his current seat on the United States Court of Appeals for...
  • Just Shoot Them All, Say Moms Demand Action Activists About Texas Gun Rights Group

    03/17/2016 7:13:10 AM PDT · by pilgrim · 77 replies
    breitbart.com/Texas ^ | March 15, 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    The presence of a gun rights group at the Texas State Capitol during President Obamas visit to the SxSW festival elicited members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to call for gun violence against the group. Among other incitements to violence, Just shoot them all, and Shoot the a**bags, they said. Moms Demand Action members posted, Do[n]t arrest them just shoot them, these people are crazy, Time to use an assault weapon on this trash, Just shoot them all, and Mow them down. Another added, a**hats. no one has taken your guns. you are the ones causing problems. [P]lease...
  • New Ruling: Ofc. Porter Must Testify Against 5 Officers In Gray Case

    03/08/2016 9:53:56 AM PST · by RightFighter · 29 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 3/8/2016 | CBS Baltimore
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) Marylands highest court has ruled that Baltimore City police officer William Porter must testify in the trials of five fellow officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Investigator Mike Hellgren breaks down the courts ruling and what it means. In a huge blow for his defense, Marylands highest court ruled Officer William Porter must testify against all five of his co-defendants and that the remaining trials in the death of Freddie Gray can proceed. This is a unique situation and its not like any other situation that weve seen, said one of the judges. The ruling comes...
  • The Top 30 Murder Capitals of the U.S.

    03/04/2016 7:08:51 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | March 4, 2016 | Sabrina Perry
    To avoid clicking through the slideshow, here's the list: Rates are per 100K people 30 Lake County, IN 12.37 29 Hunt County, TX 12.61 28 Norfolk City, VA 12.67 27 Robeson County, NC 13.34 26 Jackson County, MO 13.42 25 Newport News City, VA 13.78 24 Russel County, AL 14.04 23 East Baton Rouge Parish, LA 14.20 22 Forrest County, MS 14.44 21 St. Clair County, IL 14.53 20 Fulton County, GA 14.58 19 Essex County, NJ 14.69 18 Pulaski County, AR 14.92 17 Lauderdale County, MS 14.94 16 Marion County, IN 15.01 15 Chaves County, NM 15.19 14 Montgomery...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- USA's Northeast Megalopolis from Space

    02/23/2016 11:36:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Can you identify a familiar area in the northeast USA just from nighttime lights? It might be possible because many major cities are visible, including (right to left) New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Norfolk -- Boston of the USA's Northeast megalopolis is not pictured. The featured image was taken in 2012 from the International Space Station. In the foreground are two Russian cargo ships with prominent solar panels. This Northeast megalopolis of the USA contains almost 20 percent of the people of the USA but only about 2 percent of the land area. Also known also as...
  • Stabbing marks third homicide in 13 hours in West Baltimore

    02/21/2016 2:19:02 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 42 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 21 February 2016 | Jacques Kelly and Tim Prudente
    Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman in a stabbing death early Sunday. Police said Elera Osaro was arguing over money with 19-year-old Christopher Carter about 2:30 a.m. in an Upton home. The stabbing happened 13 hours after a double homicide in West Baltimore. On Saturday afternoon, police responded to the corner of West Lafayette Avenue and North Bentalou Street and found two men shot dead, police said.
  • Chicago Black Lives Matter activist declines White House invitation

    02/19/2016 3:16:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2016 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Chicago activist turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday prior to the annual White House Black History Month reception. Aislinn Pulley, who co-founded Black Lives Matter: Chicago, was among about 20 people invited to what the White House billed as an intergenerational meeting of black leaders to discuss criminal justice reform throughout the U.S., according to a White House official. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch also was expected to attend the event Thursday afternoon. Other invitees included the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, University of Missouri student organizer DeShaunya Ware and DeRay...
  • Judicial Watch Files Amicus Brief in Freddie Gray, Jr. Case

    02/18/2016 10:35:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 18, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Watchdog Group Warns of Using Justice System to Appease Violent Protestors(Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today it filed an amicus curiae brief with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, arguing that forcing Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter to testify against fellow officers before his retrial for manslaughter, assault, and other criminal charges over the police-custody death of Freddie Carlos Gray Jr., would have a significant, adverse chilling effect on his constitutional rights under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. Judicial Watch asserts the unusual push to force Office Porter to testify while facing charges is part of an unjust...
  • Tempers flare at IRS hearing

    02/12/2016 4:25:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/11/2016 | Naomi Jagoda
    A heated argument erupted Thursday at a hearing on the IRS, with Democrats and Republicans trading charges about the work of the Oversight Committee. Two Democrats on the panel accused their GOP colleagues of repeatedly holding hearings on the IRS for political reasons. In his opening statement, Oversight Committee ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) complained that the hearing was the 23rd held about the IRS in recent years. "Unfortunately, Republicans have become obsessed with investigating any and every allegation relating to the IRS, no matter how small," he said. He said Republicans are frustrated that they have never found...
  • You Don't Know What Obama Said At The Mosque

    02/11/2016 2:57:21 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Denis Prager
    If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
  • 2 Harford County deputies killed in Abingdon shootings

    02/10/2016 3:51:09 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 10 February 2016 | Saliqa Khan
    uthorities said that a deputy responded to a disturbance call at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday at the Panera Bread near Emmorton Road in Abingdon. That deputy was wounded when at least one shot was fired in his direction, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said. Gahler said restaurant witnesses gave good information as to which way the shooter went. A second responding deputy found the suspect and shots were fired again, injuring the second deputy. "We believe the deputies were shot by the same suspect," Gahler said. Two additional deputies, who responded to the initial shooting, fired rounds and a short time...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 85 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • Why Did Obama Tell Brazen Lies at the Baltimore Mosque?

    02/06/2016 4:11:38 PM PST · by vekzen · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/6/16 | tom tandredo
    That President Obama told a series of brazen lies about Islam in his December 3 Baltimore speech is being well documented by experts on Islam. Obama bizarrely invented a new translation of the word “Islam” itself, saying incorrectly that the word comes from the same root as the Muslim word for peace — salam, as in, peace be with you. In fact, in Arabic, the word Islam means submission, not peace, meaning submission to Allah and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammad. Obama also misquoted Islamic scripture in parts of his speech, even going so far as to suggest that...
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to run for Baltimore mayor

    02/05/2016 2:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | February 4, 2016 | Renee Lewis
    Candidacy criticized by BLM chapter co-founder, who says movement should stand apart from political establishment. Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson has announced that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, his hometown, a decision that has angered critics who accuse him of being too cozy with the political establishment. One of those critics is Marissa Jenae Johnson, co-founder of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), a civil rights movement that came to prominence during protests in the aftermath of the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. "McKesson's entry...
  • Jihad Barry

    02/04/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    President Obama showed his true colors again yesterday by visiting a mosque in Baltimore with ties to radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Baltimore’s former imam has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach. The former imam in question is Mohamad Adam El-Sheikh, who served at the Baltimore mosque from 1983-1989 and 1994-2003. A member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Sudan, he had moved to the U.S. in 1978 and went on to receive several advanced law degrees as he became involved in the religious community. During...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Trump: Maybe Obama Feels More Comfortable At Mosque

    02/03/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Obama’s mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/04/2016 6:41:10 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    nytlive.nytimes.com ^ | 02.03.16 | Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye
    President Obama should be aware that on any given day a woman or girl worshiping in the mosque would be dispatched away from the musallah where he will stand to speak out against “Islamophobia,” to the “prayer room for females,” as one worshipper described it. “While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens,” says Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist, author and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative that we support, advocating for peace, women’s rights...
  • Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose To Become A Christian? He "Routinely" Defends, Promotes Islam

    02/04/2016 1:46:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to President Barack Obama’s address to a mosque in Baltimore a day earlier. According to Limbaugh, it raised a larger question about Obama, which pertained to Obama “routinely” touting Islam and why he chose Christianity over other religions.
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Obama Visits Mosque: ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’

    02/03/2016 11:11:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson included the “Mohammedan” as one of the religions that should be protected.
  • At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here”

    02/03/2016 12:58:23 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 3 at 2:50 PM | Michelle Boorstein
    At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here” By Michelle Boorstein February 3 at 2:50 PM President Obama Wednesday delivered the comforting sermon to U.S. Muslims that their community leaders have been requesting for years, framing Islam as deeply American and its critics as violating the nation’s cherished value of religious freedom. Obama’s comments came in his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque. The historic 45-minute speech at a large, suburban Baltimore mosque was attended by some of the country’s most prominent Muslims. In what appeared to be a counter to the rise in...
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 166 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Could the Muslim vote swing the US election?

    02/02/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 2/2/2016, 4:24 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group), has called on the growing numbers of American Muslim voters to increase and utilize their electoral power. Specifically, Awad said that the increasing Muslim populations in eight "swing" states should take advantage of their strength for the upcoming presidential elections. [...] A six-state survey released by CAIR shows that 73% of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections - and that no fewer than two-thirds will vote for Democratic Party candidates. ...
  • Obama: 'Muslim Americans keep us safe'

    02/03/2016 11:17:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Seeking to rebut what he views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack Obama is at a mosque in Baltimore on Wednesday, his first visit to such a site in the United States."Muslim Americans keep us safe," Obama told the audience, crediting the contributions Muslims have made to communities. "They are our police. They are our fire fighters. They're in (the Department of) Homeland Security." At the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a 47-year-old mosque with thousands of attendees, Obama heralded the contributions of Muslims to American society while issuing a forceful counterpoint to the language favored by...
  • Obama:"Inexcusable Political Rhetoric"Give Americans "Hugely Distorted Impresion" Of Muslims

    02/03/2016 12:13:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, President Barack Obama said many American do not know Muslims so they get their “hugely distorted impression” of Muslims from “distorted media portrayals” and “inexcusable political rhetoric,” after terror attacks.
  • In First Public Visit to US Mosque, Obama’s Choice Hosted Global Jihadist Leaders

    01/31/2016 5:31:47 AM PST · by Zionista Feminista · 32 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2016 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Barack Obama is in the final stretch of his time as President of the United States. It was announced on Sunday that Obama will make his first public appearance at a U.S. mosque to show solidarity with Muslims, whom many blame for all those terrorist attacks they commit. The White House announced that Obama would be visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore, which is located in Woodlawn, Maryland, just west of Baltimore. The ISB started in 1969 as a prayer group at Johns Hopkins University, which is located in Baltimore, according to the mosque’s website. A little more than a...
  • Obama to Speak at Baltimore Mosque Where Imam Condoned Suicide Bombings

    01/31/2016 12:54:17 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/30/16 | Jordan Schachtel
    President Obama is set to speak next week at a mosque which was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda. The President will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Wednesday and deliver remarks there, the White House confirmed on Saturday. This will be the first time the President has paid an official visit to a mosque during his seven years as President. However, Obama has toured mosques while on overseas trips. "The president believes that one of our nation's greatest...
  • The US Mosque Obama Has Chosen For His First Presidential Visit Has Deep Extremist Ties

    01/30/2016 2:24:59 PM PST · by amorphous · 68 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jan 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Baltimore mosque President Obama has chosen as the first U.S.-based mosque to visit during his presidency has deep ties to extremist elements, including to the Muslim Brotherhood. The White House announced on Saturday that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) on Wednesday. He has visited several mosques overseas as president but has resisted visiting one in the homeland. The purpose of the trip, according to the White House, is to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." But ISB is a curious...