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  • Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27)

  • Syrian Who Blew Himself Up in Germany Had Been Twice Ordered Deported

    07/25/2016 10:45:44 AM PDT · 35 of 35
    wtd to Pollster1
    Pollster1 wrote: "... There is no danger in a cool, clinical approach, so long as it is a firm approach to real problems."

    Precisely.

  • Syrian Who Blew Himself Up in Germany Had Been Twice Ordered Deported

    07/25/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · 34 of 35
    wtd to stars & stripes forever

    Agree...thanks for the link.

  • Turkish Police Torture, Rape Own Soldiers, Officers, Judges

  • Syrian Who Blew Himself Up in Germany Had Been Twice Ordered Deported

    07/25/2016 8:07:31 AM PDT · 16 of 35
    wtd to stars & stripes forever
    I treasure these quotes, but have a problem with this portion:
    "The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion, is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies.

    The very mistake being made today - promoting the Constitution as a suicide pact.

  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 8:29:01 PM PDT · 3 of 9
    wtd to aquila48

    That would be grand! Thank you.

  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 7:29:19 PM PDT · 1 of 9
    wtd
  • Munich Jihad Shooting Exposes Media Double Standard

  • Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

    07/23/2016 1:00:49 PM PDT · 6 of 11
    wtd to wtd
    Well, it appears all media are fixated on the meaning of "Allahu Akbar"="nothing to do with Islam"

  • Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

    07/23/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · 1 of 11
    wtd
  • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

    07/23/2016 12:36:03 PM PDT · 11 of 11
    wtd to joshhiggins
    "ne of the early transcripts I saw of the exchange suggests that it ended with the German being killed."
    -joshhiggins

    link?

  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 8:02:02 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    wtd to Genoa
    Genoa wrote: "Just 18, German citizenship..."

    Ali Sonobly STILL RETAINED IRANIAN CITIZENSHIP

  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:59:30 AM PDT · 15 of 23
    wtd to Dallas59
    Dallas59 wrote: "How did the kid get the gun?"

    Well, when did mid-day prayers begin in Germany yesterday (Friday). So far we know:

    • German LE Q&A conference revealed:

      in this first Phase we can only confirm it started at 5:15, and at 8:30 the officers found the suspect dead

      So...which state protected arsenal mosque or Islamic Center provide it for him?

  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:56:56 AM PDT · 12 of 23
    wtd to The Great RJ
    The Great RJ wrote: "Why is no one talking about where he obtained his weapons when German gun laws are so strict?" Well, when did mid-day prayers begin in Germany yesterday. So far we know:

    • German LE Q&A conference revealed:

      in this first Phase we can only confirm it started at 5:15, and at 8:30 the officers found the suspect dead

      So...which state protected arsenal mosque or Islamic Center provide it for him?

  • 'Allahu Akbar' gunman slaughters children in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:51:01 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    wtd to rktman
    rktman wrote: "Well, I did hear reports yesterday that the boots he was wearing are sometimes associated with German right wingers. Better check your boots before you go out. If footwear is the determining factor...............

    (chuckle)...bet Shep Smith is dealing with a mighty hangover after such a disappointing revelation too.

  • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:48:36 AM PDT · 2 of 11
    wtd to wtd
    Photo of Munich shooter ...via InfidelBloggersAlliance: image: Ali Sonobly, Orphan of a Widow hat tip: Pastorius
  • JIHAD IN MUNICH: Photo of Muslim Mass-Murderer

    07/23/2016 7:46:52 AM PDT · 1 of 23
    wtd
  • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:43:30 AM PDT · 1 of 11
    wtd
  • 'Allahu Akbar' gunman slaughters children in Munich

    07/23/2016 7:41:19 AM PDT · 16 of 24
    wtd to rktman
    Baron Bodissey at TheGatesofVienna blog posted the translated transcript of video-taped ....

    • The Exchange at the Parking Garage in Munich

      For several hours earlier today, a report made the rounds on the internet that the terrorist in Munich had shouted “scheiß Ausländer” (“f***ing foreigners”). On the basis of this report, rumors spread (and made it to the MSM) that the terror attack may have been the work of some sort of right-wing extremist.

      These rumors seem to have been based on the following video, or other similar ones of the same incident. The exchange between unknown people occurred when one of the interlocutors was on the roof of a parking garage in Munich. By popular demand, we (that is, the German translation team and Vlad the Video Man) have painstakingly translated and subtitled the entire sequence.

      It doesn’t make much sense to me, but here it is. Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. The word “Kanaken” is an extremely offensive German epithet for a Turk. Egri has labeled the various speakers A, B, C, D, and E, because we don’t know who they are.

      WARNING: This video contains the original foul language (in translation), without asterisks or other bowdlerization:

    • Video: Rooftop argument Munich mall terror 1080p

      Transcript:

      00:00

    • A) You … you asshole!
    • B) … I have never made…
    • You wanker you! You are an asshole!

      00:06

    • B) And now I have to buy a weapon to (shoot you? — insecure)
    • A) Weapon? You know what you need to have your head chopped, asshole!
    • B) ??

      00:12

    • A HEY!
    • B) ???
    • A) ??? Wanker!

      00:18

    • B) Shit Turks! —
    • A) Shit Kanaken man!

      00:22

    • A HEY! He has got a shooting weapon, he —
    • C) (a woman’s voice)
    • A) … is in there, he has loaded his weapon

      00:29

    • D) (woman filming commenting in probably Russian)
    • A) Get the cops! He is walking there!

      00:34

    • E) (man filming commenting in probably Russian)
    • A) The wanker, bloody!
    • B) I am German!

      00:38

    • A) A wanker you are!
    • B) Stop filming!
    • A What is this)

      00:41

    • shit you are doing?)
    • B) (??) was born here!
    • A) So what? What is this shit you are doing?

      00:44

    • B) … in this Hartz IV area, … in the Hasenbergl…
    • A) (??) you asshole down there!

      00:50

    • B) I have been in residential treatment in Giesing.
    • A) Yes treatment you belong into a psychiatric asylum you asshole!

      00:55

    • B) How is that my fault, I haven’t done anything, I (???) .
    • A) (??)

      00:58

    • B) Yeah shut up man. —
    • A) You wanker you!

      01:01

    • A) HEY! On the upper deck he is wandering about, you complete morons!
    • (D and E who are filming commenting in probably Russian)

      01:09

    • (2 shots fired, people screaming.)

      01:14

    • (2 shots fired (and D and E who are filming’s voices)

      01:17

    • (D and E who are filming’s voices)

      01:21

    • A) You are not right in your head you wanker you!

      01:26

    • (D and E who are filming’s voices)

      01:33

    • (Cracking sound) F) Go over there!

      01:36

    • A) Asshole you shitty old!

      01:39

    • (D and E who are filming’s voices, A ranting)
    • A) They shat in your brain!
    • B) No they haven’t! That’s the issue!

      01:45

    • A) They have shat in your brain you complete moron!
    • B) They have not!
  • MUNICH SHOOTING: 10 dead including 'IRANIAN' gunman & 20 hurt after shopping mall attack

    07/22/2016 7:19:09 PM PDT · 49 of 172
    wtd to freespirit2012
    FWIW...VladTepes has an informative translated post from a German Q&A police conference which suggests children were targeted:

    • UPDATED: Munich attacker was 18 year old German with Iranian background which reveals the following interesting points:
    • question: (??) how Long?
    • answer: in this first Phase we can only confirm it started at 5:15, and at 8:30 the officers found the suspect dead
    • question: so the “Long weapons” was not factual?
    • answer: we did not find anything like that
    • question: the backpack?
    • answer: we did find a backpack
    • question: weapons insde?
    • answer: no weapons found inside a weapon can be reloaded. we will search the crime Scene and then know how often he shot
    • question: what about the FB Posts where a, supposedly fake, Young woman asks Young People to come to mc Donalds at 4 o clock cause she would give out stuff for free
    • answer: it is part of the investigation
    • question: (?)
    • answer: we receied quite a few Video Uploads, we provide a dedicated upload. Videos and Pictures are helping us. especially to reconstruct the Course of Events. And we are questioning witnesses. But we understand that a few witnesses do not want to speak tonight, only tomorrow morning.
    • answer continued: I estimate around 11:30 tomorrow we will give a new update
  • Brian Williams On Munich Attack: Rooting For It Not To Be ISIS

    07/22/2016 6:18:41 PM PDT · 61 of 104
    wtd to Sub-Driver
    And why does it feel so strange to kind of root for it not being ISIS?” he asked.

    Williams then said that he was hoping this attack would break the cycle of IS attacks

    Sick. Is Williams implying there is some kind of terrorism that he's willing to stomach to avoid having to face the false media narrative about Islam? Sure sounds like it.

  • Mexico threatens: If Trump wins we will call back our citizens

    07/22/2016 6:13:43 PM PDT · 126 of 266
    wtd to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Another great piece to use in campaign ads for Trump.

  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/22/2016 6:12:03 PM PDT · 10 of 52
    wtd to mandaladon

    That 24% negative response is likely the closest accurate representation of support for this administration and its progressive policies.

  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:53:37 PM PDT · 14 of 25
    wtd to GuavaCheesePuff

    How about sticking with the TEN COMMANDMENTS...BLM falls under the 5th

  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 8:47:57 AM PDT · 32 of 39
    wtd to BenLurkin

    Story is reported with the perps identity and long criminal history revealed. Is his identity revealed because it’s Reyes and not achmed? Are they sure? How sure? Given his character as a career criminal suggests he was likely exposed to prison dawa - often successful to convert convicts as it gains them better grub and presumed security. The fact that “motive” is yet to be determined only adds fuel to the fire.

  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 10:28:24 AM PDT · 52 of 76
    wtd to Vigilanteman
    Vigilanteman wrote: "...A glass pane INSIDE the main door is also INSIDE the storm door, The punk was breaking and entering. He had other punks with him."
    "... three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful.

    and

    "...Lovell said HE SAW FRANCISCO WALKING AROUND IN HIS YARD, and then he knocked on a locked door that had three vertical panes of glass.
    Prosecutors said Francisco's knocking broke one pane, and Lovell shot through another pane, hitting Francisco in the chest."

    These boys were well within the property and looking for trouble - and found it.

  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 9:15:05 AM PDT · 30 of 76
    wtd to PROCON
    PROCON wrote: "Poor guy, will a Massachusetts jury convict him?"

    A conviction is likely if reports follow MassLive.com narrative:

    • MassLive.com
      Dylan Francisco, 15, of Springfield, who was entering his sophomore year at Chicopee Comprehensive High School, was shot when he accidentally knocked on the wrong door of a home at 120 Boucher St.

      Contrast the news narrative against the quote from guns.com:

      "As the banging continued, Lovell believed the teens were trying to break in, so he called the police and retrieved a firearm. But before the responding officers arrived on the scene, one of the teens struck the door with enough force that it broke a window pane within the door. At that point, more convinced the teens were trying to force their way into his home, Lovell fired a single shot, striking one of the youths.

      *****

      Another MassLive.com article states:

      "Francisco, of Springfield, and two other teens went to 120 Boucher Circle at around 1 p.m. looking for a friend, but it was the wrong house. Lovell told police his wife woke him and said two people were trying to break in.

      Lovell said he saw Francisco walking around in his yard, and then he knocked on a locked door that had three vertical panes of glass. Prosecutors said Francisco's knocking broke one pane, and Lovell shot through another pane, hitting Francisco in the chest.

      Interestingly, the guns.com article mentions another detail avoided/ignored in the MassLive.com narratives:

      "... three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful.

      Sounds like these kids were looking for trouble and found it.

  • 5 injured in crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge

    07/19/2016 12:44:01 PM PDT · 23 of 36
    wtd to BluH2o
    "As an aside a barge crashed into the bridge several months ago. If I recall correctly there were casualties."...."The traffic backup will be a major nightmare, no question.""-BluH2o

    Also:

    • Dashcam video of accident on Tappan Zee bridge (May 2016)

      The accident in May caused traffic back ups which affected a family member's travels - despite having no interaction with the Tappan Zee bridge. A trip to Kennedy airport normally takes 90 minutes - door-to-door. On that day, it took 5 hours to arrive at the airport - the delay resulted in missing the international flight.

  • The world must support those within Islam speaking up for reform

    07/16/2016 7:49:02 PM PDT · 17 of 47
    wtd to cold start
    In 1400 years, any and all attempts to reform Islam have failed. Consider this post from over a decade ago at Jihad Watch.org... a treasured oldie but worth repeating, since such continued attempts at this elusive reform effort have continued to utterly FAIL:

    • JihadWatch.org 2005: Fitzgerald: The state of Islamic reform
      Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald examines the actual prospects of that ever-elusive unicorn, prothonotary warbler, Loch Ness Monster, Howard Hughes: a reformed Islam.

      What we expect now of Muslims is so little that we are in danger of exaggeratedly praising that which is not so much a forthright condemnation of Jihad, and the entire Believer-Infidel division that runs through all of Islam. We applaud the Muslim condemnation of attacks on fellow Muslims, without noticing that no similar outrage has ever been displayed when the victims are non-Muslims. Muslim reformers are seldom if ever asked if they would object to attacks on Jews in or out of Israel, or if they would argue that the entire division of the universe between Believer and Infidel, dar al-Islam and dar al-Harb, is illegitimate.

      And of course the aggression of Jihad, whether conducted through terrorism or other means, cannot be eliminated through appeals to Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira, and any would-be Muslim reformer must know it. The only way out is to jettison altogether — as fictions and false hair — the Sunnah (i.e., Hadith and Sira), and perform some interpretive prestidigitation that will permit the elimination of, or at least the complete spiritualization of, many passages in the Qur’an, or to attempt the latter magic-trick for Qur’an and Sunnah as well. Unlikely in the extreme.

      There is now a lot of money being tossed to “Brave Young Muslim Reformers,” some of whom, like Khaled Abou el Fadl, are nothing of the sort, but simply thrusting careerists, apologists for Islam of the most transparent kind — and given to bouts of hysteria as well. See Khaled Abou El Fadl’s reaction to last summer’s apologist movie on the Crusades, where he predicted attacks on Muslims. “I stake my professional reputation” on this prediction, said the hysterical self-promoter. See also the webpage devoted to this self-described “one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic law.”

      A particular offender is the Carnegie Foundation, which under Vartan Gregorian (see his memoir of a Tabriz childhood, where he reports, but does not understand as someone who has internalized a good deal of the dhimmi mentality, the limits of his own immediate experience of Islam and of Muslims) has been spreading the money to every Scholar of the House who says he is busily engaged in “Reforming Islam.” How are they reforming Islam? In what way? Are they changing the texts? Changing how the texts will necessarily be received by a billion people, not all of whom are quite so impresed with Khaled Abou El Fadl and the other Reformers as they are with themselves? Are they imitating Rashid Rida, or any of the others who failed completely, in the last century and a half, to “reform” Islam as they thought it should be reformed? How could the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Whatchamacallit, or similar Good-Works foundations, conceivably doubt that there might be something wrong in supporting the “reformers” who may not successfully “reform” anything, but are quite successful at grant-getting (not the least of the academic world’s problems is that grant-getting is an ability increasingly unrelated, and sometimes in inverse proportion, to merit)? They can’t conceive of such a thing. Why? Because such reform simply has to be, that’s all — I mean, if Islam can’t be reformed, then….

      Many statements by self-professed Islamic reformers, or those who see that something is terribly wrong with the world of Islam, with the world’s Muslims, simply show that the most advanced Arab Muslims, of whom there may be some thousands out of several hundred million, only a few dozen of whom dare write openly, know that something is terribly wrong and wish to distance themselves from it all. They wish to bring Muslims to their moral senses.

      But when you look closely at what they write, you see that they can never confront the tenets and attitudes and atmospherics of Islam in full. It is always slightly oblique, askew, always with something left out. Does Fouad Ajami, who knows that the world of Arab Islam is full of nonsense and lies, tell us forthrightly that that nonsense and those lies narutally derive from the mental effort of having to accept, and somehow make oneself believe, Islam itself and its essential goodness, with everything that is in Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira, and never to fully examine the real as opposed to the false history of Islamic conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims? These “reform-minded” Egyptians or Saudis never quite can bring themselves to write openly of the long history of mistreatment of whole non-Muslim peoples, of their artifacts, of their histories. They cannot write about what is in the Hadith and Sira, for to even adumbrate the subject of Muhammad’s behavior is not possible. If some of these would-be “reformers” present themselves as latter-day Calvins and Zwinglis, in their use of that phrase “sola scriptura” (the Turkish “reformer” currently presenting the Acceptable Face of Islam in certain American publications, one Mustafa Akyol, is particularly fond of invoking “sola scriptura,” meaning — let’s stick to the “inoffensive” Qur’an, and somehow drop the Sunnah, drop the Hadith and the Sira, as if such were possible) it is the Qur’an’s very opaqueness that allows it to be discussed — for what is opaque there is crystal-clear in Hadith and Sira. That is why some Muslms even say the Qur’an cannot truly be understood without the Sunnah, but the reverse is not true. If certain Muslim organizations eagerly distribute the Qur’an, it is because they know just how opaque and incomprehensible, and therefore inoffensive or unalarming, that Qur’an may seem to hasty Infidel readers, who in any case will not know about “abrogation” and will be eager to focus on the half-dozen constantly repeated and misunderstood phrases (“There is no compulsion in religion” and “He who kills a man…it is as if he has killed the whole world” and one or two others like that, misunderstood, quoted out of their proper context, and in no way representative of the full message of the Qur’an); the same is not true of the Hadith or the Sira, which are quite direct. Hence Infdiels will not be receiving the same free copies of Hadith and Sira any time soon.

      One notices that the most advanced of these good-hearted, outwardly westernized, and therefore rational beings, who publish their daring thoughts, their criticism of their own countries, regimes, worlds, in Al-Asharq Al-Awsat or other London-based papers (which represents the summit, and also the limit, of their mental freedom) they never list, among the matters needing attention and reform, any of the tens of thousands of terrorist attacks on Israelis and Jews. Above all, they fail to realize that that in the end is the real test of Islam, of Muslims, and the Jihad: will they abandon the Lesser Jihad against the tiny, and inoffensive state of Israel? For Israel is an Infidel state in Dar al-Islam. And so Israel puts them to the real test. Israel, after all, is not — and they know it perfectly well — out to dominate the Middle East. Instead, it has offered again and again to collaborate in all sorts of ways with its neighbors, and only in despair now is trying to dissociate itself as much as possible from those who support, and will always support, the relentless Jihad against it. One key test of Islamic Reformers is their ability to see that Infidels, including the Israelis, even within this Dar al-Islam (a concept that sums up the manichean division of the world between the Infidel and the Believer) entitled to a sovereign state of their own. Perhaps they can slowly try to approach the issue, by admitting that non-Arab Muslims — the Kurds, say, or the Berbers — have a perfect right to sovereign states of their own in the Middle East and North Africa. It is a hard thing for Muslim Arabs to admit. Would they, could they? Can an Egyptian Muslim “reformer” not merely protest the mistreatment of the Copts in Egypt, but also dare to publicly relate that mistreatment to the teachings of Islam, and note that what the Copts endure is what all other indigenous Christians and Jews in the Middle East and North Africa, have endured? And even to go from there to discuss the 60-70 million Hindus killed, or to mention that the Indian and Pakistani Muslims of today are the descendants of Hindus who, either forced by immediate threats of death, or by the slower unendurable anquish of dhimmi status, converted to Islam — is that something any Muslim “reformer” can recognize and admit to?

      When it comes to the Lesser Jihad against Israel, how many Arab “reformers of Islam” are able to reexamine Arab propaganda, and to admit to themselves, much less to others, that that propaganda has been based on a rewriting of history, of the demographic history of the Ottoman vilayets that made up the territories of Mandatory Palestine, and on overlooking the land-ownership under the Ottomans (with 90% of the land owned by the state)? How many might admit that the Jews continued to live in the Middle East under Muslim rule, and that while in a few places, where the European powers had been particularly influential (Baghdad in the 1920s, Cairo and Alexandria from roughly 1880 to World War II), Jews were allowed to live and obtain a certain amount of prosperity, elsewhere, as in Yemen, their condition amounted to chattel slavery? How many might admit that everywhere they were in a state of permanent insecurity, and that Baghdad prosperity could be overturned in a “Farhud” and an entire community wiped out? The same thing happened when Nasser came to power to the Jews of Cairo and Alexandria. And not only to the Jews, but to the Greeks, Italians, Armenians, to all those who were not “Egyptian” (i.e. Arab or Muslim) even if their families had lived in Egypt for generations.

      The sympathetic understanding of the rights of non-Muslims, including the Jews of Israel, and of such Christian minorities as the Maronites who once held Lebanon as their refuge from Islam, is a litmus test for those who present themselves as Islamic “reformers.” They may be quite good at being rewarded, a bit too prematurely, in the Western world, with support, positions, and being accorded an audience. But they should be put to the test: do Infidels, even Infidels in possession of this or that territory, have rights that are independent of whatever Muslims may grandly, and most temporarily, deign to accord them? Do Infidels have their own histories, their own appeals to legal, moral, and historic rights? Or is the very idea one that is impossible for Muslims, even “reforming” Muslims, to quite comprehend? Decades of ARAMCO and Arab League propaganda have convinced many that the Middle East and North Africa belong to Islam and to Arabs — this is what the phrase “the Arab world” means. But there are many others, both non-Arab Muslims, and non-Muslims, present within that so-called “Arab world.”

      Even in Israel, with its Zionist idealists from Russia and Eastern Europe, its refugees from Hitler, its concentration-camp survivors, and its continued flow of Jewish immigrants, both those who necessarily need a refuge (as the Ethiopian falasha), and those who leave lives of comfort in the Westen world for an ideal, are now outnumbered by those Jews who arrived, also refugees, or descendants of Jewish refugees, from those Jews who had never left the Middle East or North Africa. Similarly, the Kurds and Berbers, the Maronites and the Copts, are not foreign to this “Arab world.” They predate the arrival of the Arab Muslim conquerors, and should be recognized as predating it. Their claims not merely to be free of mistreatment, but of some far more significant recognition, should not be ignored or begrudgingly discussed, but openly so — and by Arab Muslims who wish to assume the mantle of “reform” within Arab Islam. These peoples are not fossils, their ethnic or sectarian identity to be trifled with, they merely to be regarded as insufficiently “arabized,” ridiculously clinging to their identities, say, as Maronites, when they should instead accept the linguistic and cultural imperialism by which the use of the Arabic language becomes an acceptance of Arab identity. That acceptance of Arab identity, and the forgetting of one’s own non-Arab past, becomes a way to enroll Christians in Arab lands in Muslim causes. They come to see the world through the prism of Islam, and identify, as so many “Palestinian” islamochristians do, with the war on Israel. Even in the West, they continue to identify with Islam — through that meretriciously imposed “Arab” identity that makes some of the descendants of Lebanese Christians, for example, come to forget that their own ancestors did not see themselves as “Arabs” but as “Maronites” or “Christians,” and that they left the Middle East in the first place because of the massacres of Maronites that begin in the mid-19th century, and because of the constant pressure, and hostility, and insecurity, that Islam engendered.

      All of these people, in the view even of “reforming” Arab Muslims of the most advanced kind, appear to have only such rights as are to be granted as Arab Muslims choose, in their “generosity,” to grant. This is the wrong way to look at the matter.

      It will be hard, but necesary, for those “reforming” Arab Muslims, if they want to avoid the permanent war between Islam and not the West, but Islam and the Rest, to do much more than they have been willing to do. They should be willing to admit, for example, that the recent, deliberate, tendentious invention, after the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, of the “Palestinian people” has been useful to present the Lesser Jihad against Israel as merely a matter of “competing nationalisms” — though one would have difficulty finding anything unique to distinguish “Western Palestinian” Arabs from “Eastern Palestinian” Arabs (i.e., Jordanians), or for that matter, from those people who are mysteriously called “Israeli Arabs.” These “reformers” should themselves point out that nowhere in in the writings and speeches of such figures as the Mufti of Jerusalem, or George Antonius of “The Arab Awakening,” indeed, nowhere at all in the pre-1967 speeches of any Arab diplomat or leader, does the phrase “Palestinian people” occur. So many of these “Palestinians” arrived from outside “Palestine,” with the defeated army of Abd el-Kader, with the veterans of Mehmet Ali, with the European Muslims transferred by the Ottoman government from the former Muslim-ruled lands in Europe in the 1880s, from Iraq and Egypt and the Emirate of Trans-Jordan in the period 1920-1940.

      If a small Infidel state cannot be permitted to exist, cannot be permanently accepted within borders that reflect not the salami-tactics of the Slow Jihad, but legal, moral, and historic claims that made sense to the League of Nations and, if anything, make even more sense today, then the whole notion of ending the Jihad is shown to be nonsense. You cannot end it only “in part” because here or there, the enemy has proven too resilient. And while Jihad can be put on the back burner for a decade or a century, it cannot be ripped out of Islam. Not even if a hundred thousand Brave Young Reformers claim to have done so, with foundation money backing them up.

      The morally and intellectually most advanced people born within the world of Islam, the ones who have been given the freedom, by living in the West, to see the farthest into the problem of Islam, have concluded (and it is much harder for Arabs to do this than for those who do not have their ethnic identity so entirely wrapped up in Islam, such as Iranians or Pakistanis) that Islam itself cannot be reformed and must be abandoned. And so they do — but seldom openly, and never openly in dar al-Islam. Yet as Locke and Pierre Bayle noted, freedom of individual conscience is the freedom that matters most. This is something that Islam must permit to those born into Islam through no fault of their own — the complete freedom to leave Islam.

      Only then will something like progress be made. Neither Ibn Warraq, nor Ali Sina, nor Azam Kamguian, nor Irfan Khawaja, nor a thousand or ten thousand other articulate ex-Muslims, get anything like the attention — much less the financial support of foundations — for their important articulation of what Islam is, and why Muslims need to think, and re-think. Why is this? Why are ex-Muslims, the bravest and clearest-sighted of all those born into Islam, forced to fend for themselves, while only those who stoutly cling to Islam despite the mental and moral compromises they must make and the apologetics and falsities they must necessarily swim in, are feted and financed and hailed?

      We are grateful for any truth-telling at this point. But only the full truth, nothing but the truth, about Islam will do. And there are standards by which to judge: the lucid written words of Ibn Warraq, the piercing spoken words of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the relentless debater’s energy of Ali Sina.

      Accept no substitutes.

  • Did Erdogan STAGE the coup?

    07/16/2016 6:26:13 PM PDT · 58 of 71
    wtd to Ray76
    "...2) Legit - Erdogan’s hotel room was bombed, but Erdogan was not in it. " - Ray76

    Odd there are no photos of this hotel after the alleged bombing. Here's what is reported thus far:

    • Erdogan says his hotel on Turkey's Aegean coast bombed after he left
      ANKARA (AFP, REUTERS) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday (July 16) that his hotel on Turkey's Aegean coast was bombed after he left, hours after the armed forces attempted to overthrow him.

      **********

    • Reuters: Turkish forces thwart coup against Erdogan after crowds rally
      Erdogan, who had been holidaying on the southwest coast when the coup was launched, flew into Istanbul before dawn on Saturday and told thousands of flag-waving supporters at the airport that the government remained at the helm. A polarising figure whose Islamist-rooted ideology lies at odds with supporters of modern Turkey's secular principles, Erdogan said the plotters had tried to attack him in the resort town of Marmaris. "They bombed places I had departed from right after I was gone," he said. "They probably thought we were still there."

      ************** Chaos Unfolds As Attempted Military Coup D'Etat Grips Turkey [UPDATING]

      A bomb destroyed the Marmaris hotel he was vacationing in, on the Aegean coast, just after he left, Erdogan is reported to have said from his press conference at Istanbul’s main airport.

      ***************

    • Reuters Analysis - Turkey's bungled putsch: a strangely 20th century coup · 8h The president said rebels tried to bomb his hotel in the southwestern resort of Marmaris. There was also a gunfight there between soldiers and pro-government police after he had left. Within 20 minutes of the coup broadcast, Prime Minister … ***********

    • VillageSunTimes:
      "He was staying at the Grand Yazici Marmaris Hotel that after midnight Saturday was attacked with heavy weapons from land and helicopters, according to a report by the state-run Anadolu news agency.

      ************

    • PressTV:
      0856 – Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, say pro-coup soldiers, who tried to attack Grand Yazici Marmaris Hotel in the southwestern city of Muğla, have fled the area. Erdogan had left the hotel hours earlier.

      WHERE ARE THE PHOTOS CONFIRMING THE GRAND YAZICI MARMARIS HOTEL WAS BOMBED &/or DESTROYED???

  • Turkey's last hope dies

    07/16/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · 47 of 73
    wtd to rxsid
    "Erdogan will use the coup as an excuse to accelerate the Islamization of his country..." - rxsid

    • via ABCNews
      ===>"Erdogan called the coup a "gift from God" because it will help Turkey clean out the military from the "members of this gang." The timing of the coup was "meaningful," because the military will start meetings in the beginning of August, and those who staged the coup were afraid of the decisions that would be made at those meetings, Erdogan said.

      This is not old Turkey," he said. "This is new Turkey."<===

      --- coincidentally, earlier reports today revealed

    • Erdogan sacks 2700 judges.

      One would think it would take some time to review the loyalty of 2700 judges - and then to compile such a list to act upon within hours of the coup - suggests Erdogan's response thus far appears pre-planned and makes the theory of his involvement in this "coup" quite plausible.

      Also consider a few of the images of arrests made are reminiscent of Pallywood style of media manipulations - lots of noise, little actual substance...

    • The uniformed captive is escorted without any visible force, nor any appearance of physical molestation

    • Again, uniformed soldier is escorted & lectured by loyalists, yet appears otherwise physically unmolested

    • At the airport, armed service members none of which appear threatened by the loyalists. Rather, they almost appear amused by flag waving loyalist theatrics.

      Contrast against recent Egyptian and/or Libyan upheaval where opposition on all sides had visible casualties with blood soaked injuries and exhibited violent hostility in abundance. Whereas the coup in Turkey was won by unarmed loyalist civilians facing off tanks and military grade weaponry...Pallywood, indeed.

  • The attempted coup in Turkey

    07/16/2016 8:29:05 AM PDT · 16 of 35
    wtd to UMCRevMom@aol.com
    re the images (thank you for posting):

    The absence of any serious injury in the images - the absence of brutal beatings of those captured during the coup seems odd --- lending credence to those who suggest this was a faux coup designed by Erdogan to legitimize his purge of remaining political opposition.

    Consider the following quote:

    ===>"Erdogan called the coup a "gift from God" because it will help Turkey clean out the military from the "members of this gang." The timing of the coup was "meaningful," because the military will start meetings in the beginning of August, and those who staged the coup were afraid of the decisions that would be made at those meetings, Erdogan said. This is not old Turkey," he said. "This is new Turkey."<===ABCNews

  • Erdogan lands in Istanbul, giving speech

    07/15/2016 7:07:29 PM PDT · 57 of 124
    wtd to SoCal Pubbie

    Quote===>. “Erdogan called the coup a “gift from God” because it will help Turkey clean out the military from the “members of this gang.” The timing of the coup was “meaningful,” because the military will start meetings in the beginning of August, and those who staged the coup were afraid of the decisions that would be made at those meetings, Erdogan said.
    This is not old Turkey,” he said. “This is new Turkey.”<===
    http://abcnews.go.com/International/attempted-military-coup-underway-turkey/story?id=40618135

  • Newt Gingrich: We Should 'Test' All Muslims In US, And If They 'Believe In Shariah,' Deport Them

    07/15/2016 5:56:16 AM PDT · 45 of 80
    wtd to blam
    Newt has a track record for stunningly disappointing voters...recall his sitting on a couch next to Pelosi?

    Well take a gander at last weeks pow wow with Van Jones:

  • Newt Gingrich On Fire Like Never Before! PLEASE watch Sean Hannity - Newt a guest INCREDIBLE!!!)

    07/14/2016 9:06:30 PM PDT · 57 of 75
    wtd to laplata
    Damn it! Newt just can't figure out which side he's on again...

  • Obama Hides Rising Murder Rates, and Hundreds of Dead Americans, in Criminal Statistics

    07/12/2016 7:58:34 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    wtd to detective

    Perhaps, particularly since it is an election cycle... individual communities start publishing faces and identities of those who died as a direct result of Obama’s policies - specifically those he wishes to conceal from his politically massaged statistics.

  • Theresa May to become new Prime Minister on Wednesday as David Cameron praises 'strong' leader

    07/11/2016 9:07:30 AM PDT · 30 of 51
    wtd to NRx

    Deepest condolences

  • Texas Governor Burned in Accident; Could Miss GOP Convention

    07/10/2016 7:22:07 PM PDT · 40 of 67
    wtd to ConservativeMind

    A few years ago, I read about a high tech rapid burn treatment in the UK Daily Mail...”Star Trek Skin Gun heals severe burns ‘within days’.”
    “Once grafts took weeks, but now this skin gun does the work in under 2 hours and the burns heal within days.”

  • Fatal connections [Clinton Foundation Donors & Nigeria]

    07/07/2016 3:15:49 PM PDT · 3 of 12
    wtd to SoFloFreeper

    Wasn’t the FBI investigating irregularities with the Clinton Foundation as well as her e-mail/server issues? I haven’t seen any updates on the CF inestigation...have you?

  • Children's character Curious George observes Ramadan

    07/07/2016 9:58:05 AM PDT · 24 of 55
    wtd to simpson96
    Islam originates the identity of 'pigs and apes' as deeply offensive derogatory terms. Curious George (the ape) can then join the "Three Little Pigs" compete with fire/wind-proof masjids.
  • 13yo invented sex attack story about ‘dark-skinned’ man in Austrian pool - police

    07/06/2016 5:24:08 AM PDT · 12 of 14
    wtd to Berlin_Freeper
    'public pool assaults' by migrants is rampant throughout Europe:

  • Freep a Poll! (Do you think Hillary Clinton should be criminally prosecuted?)

    07/05/2016 2:37:00 PM PDT · 24 of 48
    wtd to dynachrome
    • 6593 vote yes...93.9%
    • 373.Vote no....5.31%
    • 55 Vote undecided...0.78%
  • GOP Primary Turnout Up 62% This Year – Dem Primary Turnout Down 21% This Year

    07/05/2016 7:07:28 AM PDT · 14 of 32
    wtd to Ken H
    The increase in Republican turnout during the primary season ignores the vast number of voters who changed their voter registrations to LEAVE the RINO party, and therefore did not participate during the republican primary election cycle.

    Those who would take the time and effort to bother with the process of altering their voter registration prior to the election season, it is safe to assume these are the same folks who typically vote on a regular basis.

    That 62% increase in Republican participation is but a hint at the participatory increase in voters this presidential election cycle.

    THE MONSTER VOTE WILL BE HUGE!

  • Elite NYC school teaching kindergartners about 'white privilege'

    07/02/2016 7:08:51 AM PDT · 25 of 59
    wtd to Kaslin
    Elite school? Define 'elite'...Having explored that 'elite' establishments website makes clear it is nothing but an indoctrination factory. All this appears to be is a niche entity accommodating any variety of "'identity-politic'-of-the-hour"...or "I am special...believe it or else!" indoctrination.

    • Bankstreet.edu: WHO WE ARE

      Kids of Color Groups (KOC)

      Bank Street offers Kids of Color (KOC) affinity groups in the Middle and Upper School, which are facilitated by a faculty member of color. The groups have similar goals: to provide a space where students of color are in a majority setting; to support students of color in the positive development of their racial and ethnic identity; to create an environment where children of color can feel free and comfortable to share their experiences and concerns; and to encourage students of color to develop age appropriate ownership and leadership in the dialogue about racial diversity.

      In Middle School, there is a racial identity curriculum in which all students participate. This curriculum has a focus on advocacy and identity, and all students take part in developmentally appropriate lessons and activities based on themes related to racial identity. These lessons are critical in developing a better understanding of diversity issues and creating advocates for social justice and equity. There is an affinity group component to this curriculum for kids of color, and families determine participation.

      In Upper School, a student who identifies as a person of color can elect to attend monthly KOC meetings. The 10/11s and 11/12s comprise KOC Junior, and the 12/13s and 13/14s comprise KOC Senior.

      Educators of Color (EOC)

      The Educators of Color Group provides a space for Bank Street faculty who identify as people of color to be in a majority setting, share experiences and come together as a collective to influence initiatives in the school as a whole. EOC sometimes collaborates with WAAG to encourage further dialogue, understanding and collaboration. White Antiracist Affinity Group (WAAG)

      The White Antiracist Affinity Group is a place for Bank Street educators who identify as white and antiracist to discuss and explore their experiences living in our racially inequitable society. The group seeks to learn about and examine white culture and privilege and how it plays out in their lives and teaching. WAAG’s mission is to help white educators cultivate and affirm their anti-racist identities.

      Educators of Color (EOC)

      The Educators of Color Group provides a space for Bank Street faculty who identify as people of color to be in a majority setting, share experiences and come together as a collective to influence initiatives in the school as a whole. EOC sometimes collaborates with WAAG to encourage further dialogue, understanding and collaboration. White Antiracist Affinity Group (WAAG)

      The White Antiracist Affinity Group is a place for Bank Street educators who identify as white and antiracist to discuss and explore their experiences living in our racially inequitable society. The group seeks to learn about and examine white culture and privilege and how it plays out in their lives and teaching. WAAG’s mission is to help white educators cultivate and affirm their anti-racist identities.

      Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Allies Parenting Group (LGBTQA)

      The LGBTQA group represents the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity in the Bank Street community. The group comes together to identify common needs and goals in the school. Objectives include supporting one another and children, identifying mutual concerns and interests and determining how best to pursue them, and increasing visibility of the LGBTQ community.

      etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum (yawn)

  • WHILE NOBODY WAS PAYING ATTENTION, KERRY SIGNS U.N. GUN BAN TREATY

    07/01/2016 1:26:09 PM PDT · 92 of 210
    wtd to UMCRevMom@aol.com
    FWIW...As I was checking my files for related articles I came across this archived gem which I resurrect every now and then - fyi:

    • In the Fight Against Terrorism, Some Rights Must Be Repealed By Junaid Afeef ISPU Research Associate (wayback machine 10/2006)

      So long as guns remain available to the general public, there will always be the threat of terrorists walking into a crowded restaurant, a busy coffee shop or a packed movie theater and opening fire upon unsuspecting civilians.

      The Second Amendment is not worth such risks.

      This website is affiliated with the Center for the Study of American Muslims
  • Path to 9/11

    07/01/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · 16 of 29
    wtd to LS; raybbr; Just mythoughts; TakebackGOP; originalbuckeye; Roccus; RushIsMyTeddyBear; MHT; ...
    ABC's Path to 9/11 was a 2006 mini-series which included 2 episodes with a total runtime of 240 min. Following the broadcast of The Path to 9/11, ABC's co-parent, the Walt Disney Company, reportedly ordered an internal corporate investigation into the movie and its intent.

    ABC trimmed about a minute of footage ahead of its original broadcast airing — a move the mini’s writer-producer Cyrus Nowrasteh said was due to political pressure from Democrats who disputed the facts portrayed in the script, which was critical of President Bill Clinton for not killing Osama bin Laden when given the opportunity in 1998. (ABC advertised that the mini was based on the 9/11 Commission report, but commission member Richard Ben-Veniste and the Clinton Administration were among those that disputed its version of events). That same pressure, Nowrasteh has claimed many times since, has delayed the 4 1/2-hour miniseries from being released on DVD. In other words, it all became a big morass that nobody could really fix

    Only a few clips are available online at YouTube which are included below along with some additional related video commentary:

  • Fox: Jeanine Pirro reacts to Bill Clinton's meeting with AG Lynch

  • Fox: Jeanine Pirro reacts to Bill Clinton's meeting with AG Lynch

    07/01/2016 7:39:48 AM PDT · 14 of 71
    wtd to DarthVader
    Watch the video clip...Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the recommendations of the FBI on the server matter when James Comey finishes his work. (New York Times) - for review.

    However, as Pirro explained in this video clip: Fox: Jeanine Pirro reacts to Bill Clinton's meeting with AG Lynch

    Lynch is NEITHER recusing herself, NOR is she deferring to the prosecutors. Yes, she will accept their presentation of a potential case yet reject their recommendations and simply determine there isn't sufficient evidence to prosecute. And that will be that.

    Prosecutors look at recommended cases all the time... Lynch will not indict BECAUSE the first witness will be the President of the US. Hillary e-mailed the POTUS, and he therefore knew about the risks of security breach. "Everyone knew" about the private server...therefore to indict Hillary would be self incrimination of this administration. THE FIX IS IN.

  • Fox: Jeanine Pirro reacts to Bill Clinton's meeting with AG Lynch

    07/01/2016 7:27:20 AM PDT · 1 of 71
    wtd
    There will be NO INDICTMENT because Hillary e-mailed the POTUS, and he therefore knew about the risk of security breach.

    "Everyone knew" about the private server...therefore to indict Hillary would be self incrimination of this administration.

    THE FIX IS IN.

  • What I Think Bill Told Loretta

    06/30/2016 1:32:04 PM PDT · 14 of 49
    wtd to Kaslin

    Need more details like whose plane they met in & the specific times for each flight plan were initiated/written compared to the initiation times for Clinton’es and Lynch’s separate flight plans. There were no coincidences in this meeting or its timing or location...this was fully coordinated given their political stature and security protocol.