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  • Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

    09/30/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 30 Sep 2016 12:23 GMT+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The Swedish government has proposed a ban on the wearing of masks by spectators at sporting events in an effort to stem fan violence, but exceptions will be made for religious garments like burqas. The proposal comes at a time where a number of high-profile violent incidents at Swedish football matches have made global headlines. In August, a match between Jönköpings Södra and Östersund was called off when a masked supporter ran onto the pitch and assaulted Östersund goalkeeper Aly Keita. […] A number of exceptions to the ban are mentioned in the proposal, including covering of the face due...
  • Denmark reverses course on refugee ‘child brides’ (sick)

    09/28/2016 10:37:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 Sep 2016 10:23 GMT+02:00
    Denmark’s decision to separate married couples in refugee centers if one party is below the age of 18 has been reversed after the government concluded it was in violation of international conventions.Metroxpress reported on Wednesday that the Danish Immigration Service will now reunite several married couples who have been living separately since February. “In some of these cases it has been it has been assessed that it would not be compatible with Denmark’s international obligations to maintain the separate living quarters, thus these couples have been offered to be housed together,” DIS wrote in an official response to a parliamentary...
  • Embassy: No-go zones 'do not exist in Sweden'

    09/23/2016 8:38:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 Sep 2016 16:37 GMT+02:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s embassy in Budapest has sharply rebuked Hungary after an official leaflet claimed that Stockholm and other European cities had become “no-go areas”. Flyers warning of “hundreds of no-go areas in European cities”, which highlighted Stockholm along with London, Brussels, Marseille, Berlin and the Copenhagen-Malmö area, were this month sent to millions of households in Hungary ahead of its referendum next month on EU refugee quotas, reports the Financial Times. The leaflets claimed that migrants have overrun hundreds of “no-go” areas in Europe which “the authorities cannot keep under control” and where “the norms of the host society (…) barely...
  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • German expert says de-radicalizing radicals can work in US

    09/21/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A German expert who evaluated six Minnesota men who pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group has developed counseling plans for each of them aimed at keeping them off the path of violence. He has also trained 20 to 25 local probation officers in his techniques. Daniel Koehler, who directs the German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies in Stuttgart, sat down with a small group of reporters Wednesday to discuss his work. He was joined by the chief U.S. probation officer for Minnesota, Kevin Lowry. […] Minnesota is the first place in the U.S. to try...
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • EU should expel Hungary for mistreating migrants, Luxembourg minister says

    09/18/2016 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 September 2016 | Madeline Chambers, Marton Dunai
    Hungary should be excluded from the European Union for anti-migrant policies that undermine EU values, including erecting a razor-wire fence, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said, provoking a scornful riposte from Budapest. The unusually strong attack came three days before a crucial summit intended to project the bloc's unity after Britain's shock decision to leave. "We cannot accept that the basic values of the European Union are being so seriously breached," Asselborn told German daily Die Welt in comments published on Tuesday. "Anyone, like Hungary, who builds fences against war refugees or breaches press freedom and the independence of the...
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Kentucky governor: Clinton presidency may lead to bloodshed

    09/13/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor said blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. “I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else. The patriots,” Bevin said, referencing a quote from Thomas Jefferson....
  • Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

    09/07/2016 11:34:52 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Muslim-American groups are applauding President Barack Obama's nomination of a Washington lawyer to serve in U.S. District Court — a move that could make him the first ever Muslim-American federal judge, according to advocates. If confirmed, Abid Riaz Qureshi would sit on the District of Columbia's federal bench, the White House announced Tuesday. Qureshi, who graduated Harvard Law School in 1997, is a partner in the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, specializing in healthcare fraud, securities violations, and cases involving the False Claims Act, according to a White House statement. "I am confident he will serve the American...
  • 'Muslims in France must be considered ordinary citizens'

    09/05/2016 9:17:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 05 Sep 2016 14:27 GMT+02:00
    A recent meeting between France’s Muslim community and the government was presented as an effort to open a new chapter in relations with the country’s followers of Islam after a string of jihadist attacks and the damaging burqini row had left deep scars. […] Mohammed Moussaoui, president of the Union of French Mosques (UMF) and honorary president of the French Council of Muslim Faith attended the recent talks with the government and says France and the French people must come to terms with Islam being visible on the streets. […] Agnes De Feo, a sociologist and documentary filmmaker, said France...
  • Germany's far-right AfD unseats Angela Merkel's party in key regional vote

    09/04/2016 9:44:30 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 4 SEPTEMBER 2016
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats fell to third place in a state election on Sunday behind the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, TV exit polls showed. In a stinging defeat for Merkel one year ahead of parliamentary elections, the upstart AfD won 21 percent of the vote in their first election in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state by campaigning hard against the chancellor's policies on refugees, according to an exit poll by the ARD TV network.
  • Germany to tighten checks of soldiers amid jihadist fears

    08/31/2016 3:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 31 Aug 2016 18:00 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German army are planning stricter checks of their soldiers as officials fear that jihadists could be using the armed forces as a way to train. The German Cabinet finalized an amendment on Wednesday to military law that will have military intelligence agency MAD soon more thoroughly scrutinize each applicant for connections to jihadist or extremist groups. “There are currently indications that Islamist circles are trying to send so-called ‘short-term soldiers’ into the Bundeswehr so that they can receive such training,” according to the explanation of the amendment, which will come into force on July 1st 2017. […] Since 2007,...
  • Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less

    08/29/2016 2:50:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Kerry in Bangladesh: Media Should Cover Terrorism Less "People wouldn't know what's going on." 2:44 PM, Aug 29, 2016 | By Jeryl Bier During Secretary of State John Kerry's first official visit to Bangladesh, he met with top Bangladeshi government officials and held a press conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka. In light of recent terror attacks in that country, Kerry addressed the problem of terrorism, including root causes and how the terrorists spread their message. The secretary said that the media could "do us all a service" by reducing coverage of terror attacks: Remember this: No...
  • Merkel: EU Nations Must Not Refuse Muslim Migrants

    08/29/2016 8:08:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | Staff
    The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is “unacceptable”, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc. “That’s not right at all that some countries say: ‘generally speaking, we don’t want to have Muslims in our countries’,” Merkel told German public television channel ARD.
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Migrants Refuse Jobs, Claiming They Are ‘Guests of Merkel’

    08/19/2016 9:09:12 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Integration into the job market for migrants has become a major ongoing task for the German government but in one town migrants are refusing to work entirely. One of the major issues of the migrant crisis is Germany and elsewhere has been the economic impact the massive wave of migrants will have in Europe. While some experts initially were optimistic about a potential vast new source of skilled labour, most economists have come to the conclusion that the migrants who have arrived are for the most part unskilled and poorly educated. Yet in own Saxon town, they have moved...
  • Chancellor Merkel: No link between terrorism and refugees

    08/18/2016 10:07:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Rick Moran
    With her Christian Democratic party facing a strong challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party in state elections on September 4, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to tamp down fears that the refugees who have flooded the country have made Germany less safe. Merkel denies a link between increased terror attacks and the new arrivals.
  • Historic low: Zionist union collapses to single digits in poll (Israeli left, pro-Iran deal)

    08/07/2016 6:19:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 08/07/16 13:14 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A new poll released Sunday has worrying news for the left-leaning Zionist Union, showing the party sinking to its lowest level ever. The poll, conducted by Geocartographia for Army Radio included 500 respondents. According to the survey, the Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog falls to the lowest level shown in any polls since the joint ticket, combing the Labor and Hatnua parties, was formed in 2014. While the party won 24 seats in 2015, it would lose two-thirds of its strength if elections were held today, falling to just 8 seats. Such a result would be the poorest showing...
  • Malice or Stupidity? You Decide.

    08/06/2016 10:27:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 29 Jul, 2016 | Udo Ulfkotte
    The Islamic State has confirmed repeatedly that it intends to conquer Europe. In doing this — it is also no secret — it intends to infiltrate the most important structures. So why is it that the Federal Employment Agency is aiding and abetting the efforts of the IS by its actions as a jobs broker? By 2020, Europe will be ungovernable. The CIA predicted that years ago on the basis of various developments. One of the reasons for that is the cave-in to Islamization and the welcoming culture for Islamic fighters, who have, for months now, been unhindered in their...
  • Media Fails To Report Gang Firebombing Paris Bus While Yelling ‘Allah Akbar [VIDEO]

    08/03/2016 11:56:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Aug. 3, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    American media has been noticeably silent about the Molotov cocktail firebombing of a bus in Paris last week by a large gang which yelled ‘Allah Akbar.’ The attack happened just after midnight on July 28 in the Paris neighborhood of Saint-Denis. Video shows a roadblock stopping the bus in the street and then a group of young males proceeding to throw Molotov cocktails into the city bus. The bus bursts into flames and burns down into a metal hull. French publication Figaro reported that gang members told the bus driver and five passengers to get out of the bus before...
  • Gary Johnson on terrorism: 'Look, this stuff is gonna happen'

    08/04/2016 12:12:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson provided little detail in a town hall Wednesday night on how he plans to defeat terrorism. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the former New Mexico governor in light of a knife attack against six people in London Wednesday, how Johnson would prevent attacks in the U.S. "Maybe we're the kind of candidates that are gonna say, 'look, this stuff is gonna happen,'" Johnson said. "Yes, a president of the United States — we need to be vigilant to potentially prevent these things from happening, but these things are gonna happen."
  • Muslims go to Catholic Mass across France to show solidarity

    07/31/2016 7:07:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2016 8:13 AM EDT | Raphael Satter and Colleen Barry
    In a gesture of solidarity following the gruesome killing of a French priest, Muslims on Sunday attended Catholic Mass in churches and cathedrals across France and beyond. Reporters on the scene said that between 100 and 200 Muslims gathered at the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few kilometers (miles) from Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, where the 85-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel was killed by two teenage attackers on Tuesday. “We’re very touched,” Archbishop Dominique Lebrun told broadcaster BFMTV. “It’s an important gesture of fraternity. They’ve told us, and I think they’re sincere, that it’s not Islam which killed Jacques Hamel.” …
  • Creeping Sharia in Health Care

    07/28/2016 9:13:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Carol Brown
    Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia. Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group. Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel. Islamic supremacy...
  • France: Church of priest murdered by jihadis donated land for mosque; “relations are normally”…[tr]

    07/30/2016 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 12:24 PM | Robert Spencer
    “Relations are normally very good” — aside from that priest with his throat slit, that is. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?The head of a religious order in Co. Down who knew slain Father Jacques Hamel has revealed that Church land beside the scene of the murder was given by Catholic authorities to Muslims to build a mosque.Those Catholic authorities no doubt assumed that their gesture of good will would make for harmony and good relations between Christians and Muslims. Catholic authorities steadfastly refuse to believe in the existence of imperatives in the Qur’an and Sunnah that...
  • French Religious Leaders Ask Hollande for Increased Security

    07/29/2016 10:15:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 7/28/16
    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JULY 28 - French religious leaders met on Wednesday with President Hollande to ask for increased security in places of worship, following the attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Tuesday in which two armed teens claiming allegiance to ISIS took four people hostage and killed 84-year-old Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel. On Tuesday, Hollande spoke with Pope Francis and said France will "do everything to protect our churches and our places of worship". French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the country's anti-terrorism operation "Sentinelle" will increase military presence to 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 assigned to Paris and the remaining distributed...
  • How will Germany change after string of bloody attacks?

    07/25/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jul 2016 14:56 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Within seven days Germany has been hit by four bloody attacks on innocent people on its streets and on a train. What does this unprecedented string of murders mean for the country? […] … Public opinion turned strongly against the welcoming culture after sexual assaults in Cologne and Hamburg over New Year, around half of the suspects for which arrived as refugees over the preceding 12 months. The great influx of refugees which took place in the second half of 2015 came to an end months ago, with monthly arrivals now comparable to the numbers that crossed the border in...
  • Germany: Muslim bomber carried powerful explosives, authorities say no evidence of “extremism”

    07/25/2016 6:54:28 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 43 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/24/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “An explosion outside a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, Bavaria, has left at least one person dead and 12 others injured. A large-scale investigation has been launched into what is believed to have been a “deliberate” act. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees will reveal why the suspect’s asylum application had previously been rejected later in the day Herrmann noted that those who are “seeking protection in Germany, must show full respect for the German legal system and the German population.” “The minister added that the attack demonstrated the need “to strengthen controls on those we...
  • 'It's their own fault' — Trump slams France and Germany (barf alert)

    07/24/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    AFP via The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2016 16:40 GMT+02:00
    Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has said that France, Germany and other nations hit by recent terror attacks had only themselves to blame “because they allowed people to come into their territory.” Trump was asked in an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to expand on his proposal to suspend immigration from what he calls countries “compromised by terrorism” until vetting mechanisms are in place. “I’m going to be coming out over the next few weeks with a number of the places,” said Trump according to an excerpt of the interview. “We have problems in Germany, and...
  • Pamela Geller: Hospital Refuses to Release Medical Records Idaho Victim Raped By Muslim Migrants

    07/16/2016 2:23:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16,2016 | PAMELA GELLER
    In examining notes taken of their conversations with the victim’s mother, I was taken aback by how contemptuous they are of her. They talk down to her, as if she were the perpetrator, not the mother of the victim of this monstrous attack. It is outrageous. And it gets worse. The supposedly seven-year-old rapist who put his penis in the girl’s mouth, urinated on her and in her mouth, and who reportedly owned the blue pocket knife that he used to threaten her, was never even removed from his home. That family still lives next door to the victim. For...
  • NBC, CNN Blame France for ‘Disenfranchisement’ and ‘Isolation’ of Muslims

    07/16/2016 11:21:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 15, 2016 | 3:51 PM EDT | Kyle Drennen
    On Friday’s Today, NBC terror analyst Michael Leiter partly blamed France for Thursday’s terrorist attack in the resort town of Nice: “The French really do have a disenfranchised Muslim population…which has become extremely isolated. And even France’s efforts to allow for the free expression of religion has, I think arguably in some cases, produced more isolation and more radicalization.” In the 2 p.m. ET hour of CNN Newsroom, anchor Brooke Baldwin teed up senior international correspondent Nima Elbagir to make an identical argument: “Make your point again for people who are just joining us. The notion is, we covered the...
  • Nice Terror Attack: What They're NOT Telling You (video)

    07/15/2016 10:43:01 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 15, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    "How many dead bodies on the streets of Europe will it take for leftists to realize that we are at war?"
  • Swedish Mother Opens Up Home To Refugee Who Promptly Assaults Her Daughter

    07/15/2016 12:11:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A Swedish mother decided it would be a good idea to open up her home to a male refugee from Eritrea, and so she kicked her daughter out of her room to make space. That refugee then decided to sexually assault her 10-year-old daughter. In the summer of 2015, a mother of three children in Sweden brought two third world asylum seekers into her home. To make space, she decided to move her daughter Emma into her own room. On the eve of Aug. 18, 2015, Emma awoke to find Isaac squeezing her chest. She suffered breast pain after the...
  • Iran seeking illegal nuke, missile technology: German intelligence

    07/14/2016 10:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 8, 2016, 4:08 am | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Iran has been continually violating the terms of the nuclear agreement signed last summer with the world powers, including Germany, and has been making attempts to acquire materiel to further its nuclear ambitions, a new German intelligence report has revealed. The annual report by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the German equivalent to the FBI, charges that Iran has been making “clandestine” efforts to seek equipment and technology, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” from German companies “at what is, even by international standards, a quantitatively high level.” The report...
  • Israel passes law targeting human rights organizations

    07/11/2016 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow
    Israel’s parliament passed a controversial law Monday that increases the regulation of many Israeli human rights organizations. The law approved by a vote of 57 to 48 targets groups that receive more than half their funding from foreign governments or political organizations. In practice, the law will affect liberal groups almost exclusively because hawkish groups in Israel largely rely on donations from wealthy individuals, which are exempt. The law requires organizations to state that they rely on foreign funding in all communication with public officials and on TV, newspapers, billboards and online. Representatives of these groups must also declare they...
  • Despite UN rebuke Iran says it will continue missile program

    07/09/2016 7:35:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 9, 2016 6:43 AM EDT
    Iran said Saturday it will continue its ballistic missile program, after the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the missile tests aren’t in the spirit of the country’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. “Iran will strongly continue its missile program based on its own defense and national security calculations,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in comments published on the ministry’s website. Iran’s missile program is not linked to the nuclear deal and does not conflict with the U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the agreement, he said. “Iran’s missile program has aimed at defense and it is not designed...
  • Thousands gather at Navy Pier Eid Expo to promote Islam, peace

    07/06/2016 6:00:26 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Grace Wong
    Bright colors and breezy fabrics of traditional tunics and trousers floated across the sidewalks of Navy Pier, which housed the first Eid Expo, bringing together diverse denominations and ethnicities Wednesday. The two-day event celebrated Eid al-Fitr, a holiday that concludes Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Thousands of Muslims from the Midwest attended the event to pray, mingle and eat halal food. Imam Zaid Shakir, who led Muhammad Ali's funeral prayers, led the Eid prayers. Asma Ahad, director of market development for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, one of the co-sponsors along with the Council of Islamic...
  • Obama rips 'bigotry' and 'xenophobia' with Ramadan message

    07/06/2016 1:52:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama sent a message to Donald Trump on Wednesday in a statement marking the end of Ramadan, calling on Americans to renew their commitment to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia. “Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. “This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People’s Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this...
  • WH: 'We Have Gone to Great Lengths to Avoid the Appearance of Interfering' With FBI's Clinton…[tr]

    07/06/2016 1:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | 5:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    No one at the White House knew that FBI Director James Comey was going to speak on Tuesday, never mind what he’d say, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday. “With regard to a reaction from the White House, I don’t have an official reaction to share,” he said. “The reason for that is simply that, while the FBI is completing their investigation, the career prosecutors at the Department of Justice still have to make a final determination about how and whether to proceed. “And we have gone to great lengths to avoid the appearance of interfering with...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack

    06/29/2016 11:31:52 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Derek Hunter
    While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case. Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public — first an edited version, than an unedited one. In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the...
  • Nigel Farage jeered and booed as he tells MEPs they are 'in denial' over Brexit

    06/28/2016 6:31:25 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/28/2016 | By Michael Wilkinson
    Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were "in denial" about Brexit and that they had "never had a proper job before". His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber. Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was "a beacon of hope" to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: "Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked...
  • In Israel, there's no 'right to bear arms' - and it works

    06/19/2016 2:03:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16 | Ron Kampeas
    (JTA) Dirty, hot and exhausted Israeli soldiers waiting for their bus home from the army base tend, understandably, to be in a hurry to get on board. But when I was living in Israel during the first intifada, soldiers didn’t jostle to be first in line. Rather, the most coveted position was second. That’s because the bus driver had the right – under rules issued by the army and made clear to each armed soldier before she or he left the base – to order any soldier to sit in the front seat and remain alert. And the first one...
  • Obama: Teach children to love and cherish differences

    06/18/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 6:03 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama asked parents Saturday to teach their children to love, not hate, and to appreciate differences as something to cherish, not fear. In his weekly radio and internet address, Obama said he’s thought a lot about parents who’ve had to explain the shooting deaths of 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub to their kids. He lamented that moments of silence observed after deadly mass shootings have given way to months of “inexcusable” silence and inaction. He called on parents who want their children to reach adulthood in a safer, more loving world to speak up for it...
  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 12:25:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | June 18, 2016 | Louis Jacobson
    After the mass shooting in Orlando by a man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reiterated his call for a temporary ban on Muslims coming to the United States ... Trump [to Sean Hannity], "Assimilation has been very hard. It's almost -- I won't say nonexistent, but it gets to be pretty close. And I'm talking about second and third generation. They come -- they don't -- for some reason, there's no real assimilation." ... We concluded that the implication of what Trump said -- that Muslims want to isolate themselves from...
  • Rabbi Crosses Communal Line to Work with Controversial Muslim Group

    06/18/2016 12:10:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Forward ^ | June 18, 2016 | Josefin Dolsten
    Prrominent rabbi Marc Schneier has started working with a Muslim advocacy group that has been off-limits to major Jewish groups due to its alleged ties to Hamas and anti-Israel views. “I think it’s time for the Jewish community” to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Schneier told the Forward over the phone, while recognizing that the group had made “controversial statements about Israel in the past.” Just last month, Schneier, a pioneer in Muslim-Jewish dialogue, started to work with CAIR, the nation’s most high-profile Muslim civil rights group. His organization, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, launched a social media...
  • Facebook Censors Swedish Story About Rapes by Muslim Refugees

    06/04/2016 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 2, 2016 | Jeff Dunetz
    Facebook censorship of individual member pages is not just limited to the United States. On Wednesday, Facebook deleted the personal account/page of Ingrid Carlqvist, the Gatestone Institute's Swedish expert. Her offense was posting a video news report she created for Gatestone that discussed an almost 1,500% increase in rapes in Sweden. Ms. Carlqvist suggests the increase of rapes may be attributable to the mass influx of immigrants coming mainly from Muslim countries such as Iraq, Syria and Somalia. Gatestone Institute is a non-partisan; not-for-profit international policy think tank run by former UN Ambassador John Bolton. Carlqvist's video (embedded below) is...
  • Anti-Israel boycott movement suffers a slew of cyberattacks

    06/02/2016 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 2, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Josef Federman
    The international movement calling for a boycott against Israel on Thursday said its website was repeatedly attacked earlier this year and raised suspicions that Israel was behind the attacks. The BDS movement released a report Thursday showing that its main website suffered six attacks in February and March. The denial of service attacks, which work by flooding a target website with bogus traffic, knocked out the BDS website for several hours at a time. The report, compiled by nonprofit online security service eQualit.ie, said the attacks had a level of “sophistication and commitment” it normally does not see. It also...
  • State Dept. admits intentionally altering video of Iran press conference

    06/01/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by GraceG · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/01/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out. Spokesman John Kirby's announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a "glitch." But Kirby said officials didn't know who asked for the video to be edited, and said the department is unlikely to investigate further into who wanted the video to be edited. Kirby said he...