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  • US to send ship in first naval visit [New Zealand] in three decades

    07/21/2016 6:23:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    radionz.co.nz ^ | 6:29 pm on 21 July 2016
    The United States will have to comply with New Zealand law when it sends a naval ship here in November, Prime Minister John Key says. ... A surface vessel, which would not be nuclear-powered or carry nuclear weapons, would be the most likely US ship to come, Mr Ayson said. "That doesn't mean that New Zealand has got some sort of victory here over American policy. It just means the two sides are finding another way to work around this." Greenpeace, however, hailed the announcement as a victory for New Zealand, echoing the sentiments of investigative journalist Nicky Hager who...
  • Newt’s Right. Cull and Deport Sharia Muslims.

    07/19/2016 9:44:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Lies have ways of being ground to dust by cruel realities. The liars, when it comes to the jihad against us, principally, are Democrats, though they have some enablers among the Republican establishment. Paul Ryan needs to zip his lip about compassion for Syrian refugees. The blood of innocents just spilled in Nice -- and in Orlando, San Bernardino, and Paris -- all within the span of less than a year -- tells a horrific tale. The killers do so for Allah. Misfits some of the killers may be, but misfits of a certain faith and similar cultural backgrounds, they...
  • France: Another truck bomb parked near Nice defused, Muslim arrested

    07/16/2016 1:26:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 117 replies
    Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 15, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    While Western elites are flapping their tongues praising Islam and warning us to do the same, jihadis are setting the world on fire. The blood is still in the streets of Nice and Muslim soldiers are setting off bombs. “France: Another truck bomb parked near Nice defused, Muslim suspect arrested,” ... All-out war. All-out jihad. But France, says its Prime Minister, is just going to have to get used to it. ... The French Special Forces defused an explosive-laden truck parked on a highway near Nice, local media reports. A bomb disposal operation was conducted on a highway near Nice...
  • Time to Launch an All-Out War Against ISIS and the Global Jihad

    07/15/2016 5:53:02 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/16 | Joseph Klein
    It is time to give ISIS the final “end of days” battle with the infidels it so desperately wants and bring their own days to an end. The latest terrorist attack in France, which has taken at least 84 lives and injured scores of other people, has all the hallmarks of an ISIS operation. The jihadist group’s supporters sadistically celebrated the carnage left by a truck turned into a killing vehicle by its Tunisian-born driver. He barreled down the famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice and deliberately rammed into people whom had just enjoyed a fireworks display celebrating Bastille Day....
  • Trump on Nice Attacks: "Extreme Vetting" Of Immigrants

    07/14/2016 5:34:58 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 82 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 14, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    "I would be so extreme in terms of documentation," Trump told FOX News' Greta van Susteren on Thursday. "I would not allow people to come in from terrorist nations. I would do extreme vetting. I would call it extreme vetting, too. And, you know, our country has tremendous problems. We don't need any more of the problems."
  • Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate 'Known Wolf' Terrorism Problem

    07/14/2016 3:18:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2016 | Patrick Poole
    Why do Americans keep getting killed in terrorist attacks by individuals already known to and investigated by the FBI?That's the question that the Senate Intelligence Committee will look at over the next six months in the wake of the largest terror attack on American soil since 9/11 that killed 49 and wounded 53 more, where the Orlando killer had already been investigated twice before by the FBI.As I've reported here at PJ Media for nearly two years, the "Known Wolf" terrorism problem has extended to virtually every Islamic terrorist attack inside the U.S. occurring during the Obama administration.The New York...
  • CIA chief Brennan looks at Turkish attack and sees a warning for Americans

    06/29/2016 6:34:23 AM PDT · by detective · 69 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Klaidman
    Four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, CIA Director John Brennan said the attacks bore the grim hallmarks of ISIS and warned that the fanatically violent Islamic terrorist group wants to conduct similar large-scale attacks in the United States. “I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan said in an exclusive interview at CIA headquarters with Yahoo News. Brennan credited...
  • 3 arrested in New York’s Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • Biden on Orlando: ‘Terrorism Can Happen Anywhere’

    06/20/2016 5:22:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Biden on Orlando: ‘Terrorism Can Happen Anywhere’ Madeleine Weast BY: June 20, 2016 4:39 pm In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Vice President Joe Biden said violent extremist acts require a global response during a speech at the Center for New American Security’s national security conference. Biden said al Qaeda and the Islamic State’s terror attacks are a real threat that needs to be dealt with before listing five cities the terror organization ISIS has already attacked. “Terrorism and violent extremism is yet another example of the virulent, transnational dangers that require a sustained global response,”...
  • Poll: After Orlando, Huge Spike in Voters’ Concerns About Security (Clinton 38 Trump 38 Johnson 10)

    06/20/2016 10:52:30 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6/20/2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • Gohmert on Anti-Terror Bill: ‘It Never Mentions The Term Radical Islam’

    06/20/2016 8:04:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, the vast majority of House Republicans voted in favor of legislation designed to enhance efforts to combat “violent extremism,” but one of the three who voted against it, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, said he did so because it fails to identify “radical Islam” as the problem. “It never mentions the term ‘radical Islam,’ and after the Orlando shooting, we have an obligation when the administration won’t call it what it is, to start calling it what it is,” he said on the House floor on Thursday. GOP leaders hailed...
  • Ooops! Sec of Defense Ash Carter: ISIS Was Connected To Orlando Terrorist Act

    06/20/2016 11:18:47 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 33 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-20-16 | Wayne Dupree
    As you know on Monday the Obama administration decided to release partial transcripts of the Orlando terrorist shooter's 911 call. They did the American people an injustice by removing some of the references of how the killer pledged allegiance to ISIS. Yes that's right, your government redirected all mention to the radical Islamic terrorist group called ISIS to help spare the hurt for some of the victims of the attack. Then Obama's Secretary of Defense Ash Carter gives a speech that includes how the shooter was directly connected with ISIS. How stupid can they keystone cops be? Carter gave information...
  • Obama Atty General: Muslims "Under Our Protection"

    06/20/2016 7:39:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It had to be either Muslims or Americans. And Obama and his people certainly aren't keeping Americans under their protection. Lynch said it's also important to maintain good relations with the Muslim community to ensure they are treated fairly. "Those communities are targeted as well, they are often swept up in this," she said. "And so we want to make sure that every community in the United States knows that they are under our protection." Swept up in what? Muslim mass shootings? Or that dreaded imaginary backlash which the left pivots to pretending is a more serious issue than the...
  • Orlando fallout: Mateen’s family put on no fly lists

    06/18/2016 11:38:14 AM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    RT ^ | 6/18/2016 | RT
    Omar Mateen’s father and wife were added to the US’ no-fly list as investigators try to determine what role they played in the Orlando massacre in which 49 club-goers were killed and 53 injured. Federal officials have added Omar’s father, Seddique Mateen, and his wife, Noor Salman, to the government’s no-fly list, according to NBC News, although a spokesman for the US Government Terrorist Screening Database would not confirm that. “Disclosure of an individual’s inclusion or non-inclusion in the TSDB or on the No Fly List would significantly impair the government’s ability to investigate and counteract terrorism and protect transportation...
  • Donald Trump gets LGBT support boost after Orlando shooting

    06/14/2016 8:38:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Tara Dodrill
    Donald Trump appears to have lured a growing number of LGBT voters away from his Democrat challenger, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s speech after the Orlando shooting by a self-avowed ISIS terrorist has earned him the steadfast loyalty of gay Americans who are now keenly focused on national security, immigration, and terrorism matters. A Newsmax report about the surging Donald Trump gay support offered a roundup of both social media and editorial pieces detailing why they will not be casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton in November. The refusal by progressive or liberal politicians to utter the phrase “radical Islamic terrorist” is...
  • U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Addresses Florida Terrorist Attack

    06/12/2016 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    KTXA-TV ^ | June 12, 2016
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz issued a statement Sunday regarding the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando. Ted Cruz’s statement: “Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America,” Sen. Cruz said. “Early reports indicate the Orlando terrorist had pledged his allegiance to ISIS, and he had previously been investigated by the FBI. And yet, as with the prior attacks, we were not able to act to stop this act of vicious terrorism that has now murdered...
  • Ex-State Dept. Advisor Says Clinton’s ‘Sloppy Communications’ May Have Blown Counterterrorism Ops

    05/28/2016 7:32:01 AM PDT · by russbart · 45 replies
    Law Newz ^ | Chris White
    Buried amid news coverage of the damning State Department Inspector General’s report is another explosive story that is certain to cause even more headaches for Hillary Clinton. A retired military advisor to the State Department has come out with claims that Clinton’s “sloppy communications with her senior staff” may have compromised counterterrorism operations in the Philippines.
  • P_resident Obama Ignores Cold War Lessons for Counterjihad at America’s Peril

    05/15/2016 6:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2016 | Sebastian Gorka
    If you want to understand why 15 years after 9/11 the West is still fighting the Global Jihadi Movement, look no further than President Barack Obama’s recent comments in the Atlantic. During a conversation with columnist Jeffrey Goldberg, the President argued that analogizing between the Cold War Communist threat and today’s jihadist threat is detrimental to America’s cause – that we must not “paint with a broad brush” lest we create a “clash of civilizations.”The President’s remarks illustrate two points: his apparent ignorance of the nature of the Communist and Islamic extremist threats, and his greater concern with not offending...
  • Paul Ryan Kills Another Innocent American

    04/21/2016 6:03:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 24 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/21/2016 | George Rasley
    Last November, the day before the Muslim terrorist attack in Mali that killed 27 innocent civilians, including one American, former Peace Corps volunteer Anita Datar, Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shot down the idea of a religious test for refugees coming to America at taxpayer expense. Ryan said, "We will not have a religious test, only a security test," before touting his bill, the SAFE ACT of 2015, that allegedly gave extra scrutiny to those “refugees” coming to the U.S. from Syria and Iraq. Paul RyanAs we pointed out at the time, the bill was nothing more than...
  • Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others express ‘deep concerns’ over controversial encryption bill

    04/20/2016 10:14:22 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 20, 2016 04:37 am | By Amar Toor
    Coalitions representing major tech companies warn of 'unintended consequences' in letter to US senators Four coalitions representing Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and other major tech companies have published an open letter expressing their concerns over a controversial US bill that would require smartphone makers to decrypt data on demand. The letter, published this week, is addressed to the bill's sponsors, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and signed by four industry groups: Reform Government Surveillance, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition, and the Entertainment Software Association. In addition to Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon,...
  • Bono thinks telling jokes will make ISIS stop killing people

    04/13/2016 5:17:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 13, 2016 | By Joe Tacopino
    Bono has identified a new weapon in the war on terrorism: “Borat.” The U2 frontman told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington, DC, Tuesday that jokes could combat ISIS. “I think comedy should be deployed,” he said. “I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and [“Borat” star] Sacha Baron Cohen . . . You speak violence, you speak [terrorists’] language. But you laugh at them . . . and it takes away their power.”
  • FBI Scores a Hollow Victory in Apple iPhone Unlocking Fight

    04/11/2016 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Coronal · 13 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jeff Gamet
    The FBI won what amounts to a hollow victory in its fight to force Apple to break its own iPhone encryption. A Federal Judge in Boston an order compelling Apple to help recover data from an iPhone, but stopped short of forcing the company to break its own encryption or hack the lockscreen passcode, effectively telling the company to do exactly what it already does to help out law enforcement agencies. Federal Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler's order stated, "To the extent that data on the device is encrypted, Apple may provide a copy of the encrypted data to law enforcement...
  • Obama: No President Has ‘Taken More Terrorists Off the Field Than Me’

    04/11/2016 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 11:37 AM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” President Barack Obama defended his response to terrorist attacks, saying, no one has “taken more terrorists off the field” than he has in his two terms in the White House. “I would say this — there isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me, over the last seven-and-a-half years. I’m the guy who calls the families, or meets with them, or hugs them, or tries to comfort a mom, or a dad, or a husband, or a kid, after a terrorist attack. So, let’s be very clear about how...
  • Chase freezes man's bank account because his dog's name, 'Dash,' looked like 'Daesh'

    03/31/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 66 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | cory doctorow
    Bruce Francis transferred some money to his dog walker to pay for services to his pit bull, and wrote the dog's name, "Dash," in the notes field. The processors at Chase Bank thought that Dash might be a sneaky way of spelling Daesh (which is the mocking, insulting nickname used by critics to refer to "ISIS"), decided that this was possible terrorist money-laundering, and stopped the payment, froze his account, and notified the Treasury Department that he was a suspected terrorist. It's hard to know what's stupidest about this: that the bank thought that Daesh was the kind of thing...
  • FBI breaks into San Bernardino gunman's iPhone without Apple's help, ending court case

    03/28/2016 3:36:30 PM PDT · by McGruff · 146 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2016
    The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday it has successfully accessed data stored on the iPhone that belonged to the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending the court case against the tech company. The surprise development effectively ends a pitched court battle between Apple and the Obama administration. The government told a federal court Monday, without any details, that it accessed data on gunman Syed Farook's iPhone and no longer requires Apple's assistance.
  • It's Over: The FBI says it has hacked into the San Bernardino shooter's phone without Apple's help

    03/28/2016 4:42:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/28/2016 | Kif Leswing
    Apple won a major victory in its showdown with the government when the US Justice Department (DOJ) abandoned its plans on Monday to force the company to write software to bypass iPhone security measures. The Justice Department told a federal court on Monday that it no longer needed Apple's help to access data on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, and requested that its original order for Apple's technical assistance be withdrawn. According to the DOJ, the reason it withdrew is because it was successfully able to access the data on the iPhone without Apple's help....
  • The Bombers Who Weren't

    03/28/2016 3:18:40 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 8 replies
    SOTT ^ | 3/28/16
    Words fail us. Well, not really. Here are some words: BS, Farce, Con job, Sham, Travesty, Mockery. We could go on, but those should suffice for now to describe the official narrative around the Brussels bombings last week. Suicide bombers, they told us, were behind the blasts in the airport and metro station. Yet a preponderance of lower leg injuries at both sites argued strongly for bombs that were placed on the floor, not attached to the chest of some wild-eyed jihadi of the type that appears only in the best wet dreams of NATO officials. But we have proof!...
  • BELGIAN SOLDIERS DEPLOYED TO FIGHT TERRORISTS HAD NO BULLETS IN RIFLES

    03/27/2016 6:39:17 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 88 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 27 March 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Much of counterterrorism is really security theater. TSA searches that have yet to stop a terrorist. Bombing raids that don't drop bombs. Soldiers standing with rifles that have no bullets in them. It looks impressive. But there's no substance behind it. Rabbi Menachem Hadad of Brussels’ Shomre Hadas haredi Orthodox community said that soldiers who were posted outside a synagogue and the city’s Chabad House following the slaying of four Jews in Brussels’ Jewish Museum of Belgium in 2014 told him that for months, they used to guard the area with no bullets in their rifles. “It was just a...
  • Belgian police arrest six in bombing probe, French foil Paris plot

    03/24/2016 8:08:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 25, 2016 | Alastair Macdonald, Ingrid Melander and Foo Yun Chee
    Belgian police arrested six people in their probe of Tuesday's Islamic State suicide bombings in Brussels, while authorities in France said they thwarted a militant plot there "that was at an advanced stage." The federal prosecutor's office in Belgium said on Thursday that the arrests came during police searches in the Brussels neighbourhoods of Schaerbeek in the north and Jette in the west, as well as in the centre of the Belgian capital. The arrests came days after suicide bombers hit the Brussels airport and a metro train, killing at least 31 people and wounding some 270 in the worst...
  • Poll: Support for another Crusade at highest level since 14th century

    03/24/2016 8:11:12 AM PDT · by rey · 30 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 24 March 2016
    VATICAN CITY — For the first time in seven centuries, support for a new Crusade topped all other economic, religious, and foreign policy concerns, according to yesterday’s Vatican/CNN survey of “self-identified” Christians in Europe and the United States. Nearly 95 percent of respondents reported that they “strongly supported” the building of an army to place the entirety of modern day Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon under the banner of the Holy See. Those polled indicated that though they “sort of” enjoyed the basic tenets of democracy, the terror attacks in Belgium made them willing to cede all political and military...
  • Brussels attacks: Why can't Europe close the gap in its intelligence sharing?

    03/24/2016 2:11:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 24, 2016 | Sara Miller Llana and Elisabeth Braw
    Paris and London — Four months ago, in the aftermath of the deadly Paris attacks, there was widespread agreement among European leaders that the continent’s intelligence agencies needed to share more information to prevent radicals’ future attacks. Today, the disconnect between intelligence agencies still gapes. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish authorities deported Brussels attack suspect Ibrahim el-Bakraoui to the Netherlands last summer – and warned Belgium of his terrorist ties. Yet Bakraoui, a Belgian national, was released without charge. He is believed to have been a suicide bomber in Tuesday's attacks in Brussels which left more than...
  • DONALD TRUMP OPEN TO NUCLEAR RETALIATION AFTER BRUSSELS ATTACK

    03/24/2016 2:15:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 212 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2016 | Reena Flores
    DONALD TRUMP OPEN TO NUCLEAR RETALIATION AFTER BRUSSELS ATTACK Reena Flores CBS News March 24, 2016 Donald Trump is not ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the U.S. fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to an interview with the GOP front-runner that aired on Bloomberg TV Wednesday. Asked if he would consider nuclear retaliation after this week's terror attacks in Brussels, Trump responded: "Well, I'm never gonna rule anything out. And I wouldn't wanna say. Even if I felt -- it wasn't going -- I wouldn't wanna tell you that because, at a...
  • Brussels attacks: How presidential candidates differ on US security

    03/23/2016 6:24:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    CSMonitor.com ^ | 3-22-2016 | Josh Kenworthy
    Many voters have already heard of Donald Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims entering the country “until we can figure out what’s going,” as he suggested in December. His other ideas have included bombing oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, shutting down portions of the Internet used by the Islamic State for recruiting, and going after the family members of the Islamic State. ... “This is, as I understand it, a war for the soul of Islam and if that is the case, the Muslim countries in that area have got to stand up and they have got to fight. They have got to provide...
  • Anti-terrorism crackdowns may have spurred attackers, Belgian prosecutor says

    03/23/2016 5:36:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Birnbaum and Souad Mekhennet
    BRUSSELS — The four men — two of them brothers — who turned ordinary morning commutes in Brussels into blood-soaked nightmares may have been spurred into action by fears that authorities were closing in on them, according to a note left by one of the attackers that was described by a prosecutor Wednesday. Days before the attacks on Tuesday, counter­terrorism police had raided their Brussels safe houses. An ally who took part in November’s Paris carnage was shot and captured by authorities. And Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, a 29-year-old Belgian with a thick rap sheet, wrote that he did not want to...
  • Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.

    03/23/2016 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 18, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the department’s understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat. The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right About Policing Muslim Neighborhoods

    03/23/2016 1:35:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 23, 2016 | David Marcus
    The tragedies in Paris and Brussels show us that we need more, not less, of former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelley’s approach to counter-terrorism.Yesterday, in the wake of the horrific Islamic terrorist attack on Brussels, Ted Cruz said we must ignore political correctness and “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslims neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” As has often been the case this election cycle, Cruz’s measured and rational words have been twisted into some kind of fascistic call for rounding up Muslims. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Later in the day Cruz clarified his comments, citing the...
  • John Kasich Warns Against Singling Out Muslims for Monitoring

    Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on Tuesday cautioned against monitoring Muslim-Americans after the attacks in Brussels, saying that such a step would create division and harm the country’s ability to gather intelligence.
  • KING: Ted Cruz calls for apartheid of American Muslims after Brussels attacks

    03/22/2016 2:16:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2016 | Shaun King
    In one simple sentence, Ted Cruz just advocated an American apartheid of Muslims in our country. "We need to empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized," the Texas senator said in a statement Tuesday, as news of the Brussels attack came out. Sen. Ted Cruz's call to patrol Muslim American neighborhoods after the Brussels attacks is ridiculous and dangerous. It is despicable. It is xenophobic. It is ridiculous. It is dangerous. To be clear, the attacks in Brussels earlier today were terrible. I say that without the slightest equivocation. ISIS has taken responsibility for...
  • Trump on Brussels Attack I Would Close Up Our Borders to People Until We Figure Out What Is Going On

    03/22/2016 6:44:52 AM PDT · by detective · 152 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted to the apparent terrorist attack that resulted in at least 28 dead and 130 injured in Brussels earlier in the day. Trump made the case to close the U.S. borders until “we figure out what is going on.”
  • Trump On Brussels Attack: "I Would Close Up Our Borders To People Until We Figure Out (Shortened)

    03/22/2016 7:13:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 22, 2016r | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump reacted to the apparent terrorist attack that resulted in at least 28 dead and 130 injured in Brussels earlier in the day. Trump made the case to close the U.S. borders until “we figure out what is going on.”
  • Why Apple is right to resist the FBI

    03/13/2016 1:21:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 75 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | March 13, 2016 | by John Eden
    The FBI wants Apple to do something no private company has ever been forced to do: break its own technology. Specifically, the FBI wants Apple to build a new version of its mobile operating system (iOS, or GovOS) so that the contents of an iPhone can be removed from an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino shooting.A magistrate judge recently ordered Apple to comply with this request; Apple in turn filed a Motion to Vacate (MTV) the magistrate’s order. The key point made in the MTV — and the key issue on which...
  • Why you should side with Apple, not the FBI, in the San Bernardino iPhone case

    02/21/2016 11:37:27 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 94 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 02/21/2016 | Robert Spencer
    What the FBI wants to do would make us less secure, even though it’s in the name of keeping us safe from harm. Powerful governments, democratic and totalitarian alike, want access to user data for both law enforcement and social control. We cannot build a backdoor that only works for a particular type of government, or only in the presence of a particular court order.” In the age of Obama and Hillary Clinton, that is a very serious concern. What the FBI wants to do would make us less secure, even though it’s in the name of keeping us safe...
  • Decrypting a Government Agenda

    02/21/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    The Apple-FBI squabble over encryption signals a new age dawning. One of the dead San Bernardino mass murderers, a terrorist committed to Islamic jihad, possessed a password-locked Apple iPhone. The FBI claims that it has not been able to crack it. A judge has ordered Apple to do the job. Apple CEO Tim Cook resisted, in an open letter, directed mainly at his company's clientele. "The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand." Some folks...
  • Trump's pigs blood solution! :-)

    02/20/2016 7:36:39 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 72 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Muslims Should Be Executed With Bullets Dipped In "Pig's Blood," Trump Says Tyler Durden's picture Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2016 13:26 -0500 Donald Trump MSNBC None South Carolina Donald Trump has no filter - and that’s served him well. Much to the chagrin of the GOP establishment and much to the horror of voters who believe America’s commander-in-chief should aspire to some modicum of political correctness, an endless stream vitriol emanates from Trump’s mouth and none of it, no matter how inflammatory, dents his poll numbers. Over the last nine months, Trump has called Mexicans rapists, derided John McCain’s...
  • Trump cites story of general who dipped bullets in pigs’ blood to deter Muslims

    02/20/2016 5:33:52 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 52 replies
    koh am 780 ^ | 2-20-2016 | cnn
    Donald Trump on Friday cited an apocryphal story about a U.S. general who purportedly dipped bullets in pigs' blood to execute Muslim prisoners a century ago in an effort to deter Islamic terrorism. Speaking at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, Trump reiterated his claim that the U.S. should "go much further" than waterboarding suspected terrorists, telling the story of Gen. John Pershing in the Philippines, who Trump said captured 50 Muslim prisoners a century ago and dipped 50 bullets in blood. "And he lined up the 50 people and they shot 49 of those 50 people, and he...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • Police disrupt terror plot by Muslim biker gang (Belgium)

    12/31/2015 3:36:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Police arrested several members of a Muslim biker gang in Belgium who they say planned to strike terror in the heart of Brussels during New Year's celebrations. The men are members of a Muslim biker gang called the Kamikaze Riders and are suspected to have discussed attacking Brussels' Grand Place square and other crowded sites as well as police and military facilities, a senior Belgian counter-terrorism official told CNN on condition of anonymity. The plot appears to have been "inspired but not directed," by the Islamic State, also called ISIS, the counter-terrorism official said. This is the exact terminology -...
  • China’s New Counter-Terrorism Law

    12/30/2015 4:59:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/30/15 | Joseph A. Klein
    Obama would prefer to remain in the dark as ISIS and other jihadist groups use American-made technologies to plan and carry out their deadly attacks China has just passed a new law requiring technology firms to provide “technical means of support” for the government’s counter-terrorism activities, including to help de-crypt information if the government demands them to do so. The firms are also enlisted in efforts to prevent the spread of incendiary materials that could incite acts of terrorism. Responding to a question regarding earlier criticisms of the law in some Western countries, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang replied: “I...
  • Obama’s Denial of Jihad’s Ideological Roots Gravely Endangers the Nation

    12/22/2015 2:11:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 22, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Obama administration calls its national security strategy "Countering Violent Extremism." In the benighted times before January 20, 2009, we used to call it counter-terrorism. Why does Obama insist on the more fuzzy "extremism"? Because "terror" has its roots in Islamic scripture. This fact ought to be undeniable, but Obama denies it -- and in Washington, he's far from alone in that. It is not just that the word terror appears several times in the Koran; it is that the word appears in a particular context: The duty of Muslims to act as Allah's instrument to terrorize non-Muslims is...
  • Tip Leads Bomb Squad To Man Suspected Of Making Bombs In Richmond Home To Harm Muslims

    12/21/2015 2:25:42 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    A neighborhood in Richmond had to be evacuated Sunday when police say a man was making explosives in his home with the intent of harming the Muslim community. Police received a tip from a caller on December 17th who said a man was making the devices and threatening to harm Muslims.