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  • Why It’s a Bad Idea for Western Financial Firms to Get Involved in Zakat

    12/18/2017 5:27:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 18 December 17 | Christopher Holton
    The issue of zakat is one that is central to the concerns about Shariah-compliant finance, but concerns about zakat should extend far beyond Shariah finance alone. Zakat is a real threat because it is doctrinal in Islam and no figure, organization or body in Islam has the authority to change it. But why is it a threat? Because it is a main funding source for jihad. We have detailed this extensively on SFW for years, but periodically we feel it necessary to reinforce and update our educational outreach on zakat. What prompted this latest report was an article we came...
  • Trump: Israel not the root of Middle East's problems

    12/18/2017 4:27:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump is scheduled to publicize his administration’s national security doctrine on Monday, two years after then-President Barack Obama released his own strategy document, which emphasized global warming as a major threat to global security. The new doctrine, laid out in a 70-page document, includes significant departures from past American policy on the Middle East, including the Israeli-Arab conflict and the influence that conflict has had on Middle East stability. According to the Associated Press, which obtained a draft of the new national security document, the president is expected to emphasize that Israel is not the cause of the...
  • Let’s Take a Stroll – Letter of Notice From Trump Transition To Congress Outlining Illegal

    12/18/2017 4:27:52 AM PST · by bitt · 38 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 12/17/2017 | SUNDANCE
    It is my belief, based on mounting evidence, a specific cast of characters -within the Mueller “Russia Election Interference” probe- were placed there to protect people behind the FBI’s initial false claims. Those claims formed the basis for the counterintelligence operation against 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to reports, in August 2017 the Mueller team went around the Trump administration in their quest for documents, by directly demanding documents from the General Services Agency (GSA); the entity that hosted the communication network for the Trump transition team. According to reports, the content of 12 email accounts was handed over...
  • Chick-fil-A Feeding Thousands of Stranded Travelers at Atlanta Airport

    12/17/2017 10:42:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 52 replies
    toddstarnes.com ^ | December 17, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had a problem. How do you feed thousands of stranded airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with no electricity. It turns out the answer was pretty simple: call Chick-fil-A. Normally Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays so employees can attend church and spend time with their families. Click here for America’s fastest-growing, FREE, Conservative newsletter – The Todd Starnes Report! But when the lights went out at the international airport — the mayor needed immediate help in feeding folks with no place to go. So he called Dan Cathy, the chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A. Spokesperson...
  • 'SNL's' Pete Davidson Shows Off Hillary Clinton Tattoo

    12/17/2017 10:07:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Hilary Lewis | 12/16/2017
    The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said she was "honored," joking, "This makes it significantly less awkward that I've had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years." Saturday Night Live castmember Pete Davidson on Friday posted a photo on Instagram indicating that he got a tattoo of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Accompanying the picture of the ink, Davidson said the "tattoo of [his] hero" was meant to be a Christmas gift for Clinton. "Thanks for being such a badass and one of the strongest people in the universe," he added. The picture is the only photo on his verified Instagram...
  • Democrat Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

    12/17/2017 9:48:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | Brakkton Booker
    Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., who has been haunted for two weeks by allegations of sexual harassment, said Saturday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Kihuen's announcement comes a day after the House Ethics Committee said it has opened an investigation looking into the allegations leveled at the 37-year-old freshman congressman by a former campaign aide. In a statement, Kihuen reiterated that he had done nothing wrong and said he looked forward to being cleared of any allegations of sexual misconduct. "I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question. I am committed to fully...
  • CNN contributor jumps to conclusions and is left eating crow

    12/17/2017 9:03:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    She had to eat her words. CNN guest commentator Hilary Rosen is on the hot seat after she publicly and baselessly panned a Georgetown University sports fan as anti-Semitic — because he was wearing a bacon suit during his school’s recent basketball game against Syracuse University. It turns out the fan’s name is Michael Bakan, and he regularly wears the get-up just because his last name is pronounced like the non-Kosher breakfast staple.
  • Wealthy New York City Elites Prepare to Leave the City Under de Blasio’s Tax Burden

    12/17/2017 5:43:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/17/17 | Robert Donachie
    **SNIP** For the first time, many wealthy Manhattanites will finally feel the full burden that their state legislators and city leadership have put on them. De Blasio is actually trying to increase millionaire New York City taxpayers’ loads as Republicans put the finishing touches on their bill. The mayor is trying to levy a 14 percent tax increase on the city’s millionaires to pay for improvements to the city’s subway system. The governor-elect of New Jersey is looking to pull a similar tactic to raise money for public schools in the state.
  • Pelosi’s super PAC keeps donations from owners of child sex trafficking site Backpage

    12/17/2017 5:13:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    After California’s then-Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced felony pimping charges last year against the two owners of Backpage.com — a classified-ad website that is a hub for sex trafficking and prostitution, one of the men cut a $10,000 check to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC. Mrs. Pelosi’s political action committee, House Majority PAC, has resisted giving the money back, and an aide to Mrs. Pelosi said the California Democrat knows nothing about the contribution. The uproar over sexual harassment that began with the Harvey Weinstein scandal has intensified the scrutiny of political contributions linked to Backpage, which...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 4: The Legacy ~ 18 December 2017

    12/17/2017 5:01:22 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The whole World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes The Berlin AirliftPart 4: The LegecyAll info and photos from this website. Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Link to Part 3             THE AIRLIFT'S LEGACY   The most obvious result of this confrontation was the 40-year Cold War with the Soviet Union, which ebbed with the construction...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 149 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • A War Trump Won

    12/17/2017 2:40:17 PM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | Ross Douthat
    There is nothing more characteristic of the Trump era, with its fire hose of misinformation, scandal and hyperbole, than that America and its allies recently managed to win a war that just two years ago consumed headlines and dominated political debate and helped Donald Trump himself get elected president — and somehow nobody seemed to notice. I mean the war against the Islamic State, whose expansion was the defining foreign policy calamity of Barack Obama’s second term, whose executions of Americans made the U.S.A. look impotent and whose utopian experiment drew volunteers drunk on world-historical ambitions and metaphysical dreams. Its...
  • Ex-staffers: Sen. Daylin Leach crossed line with sex talk, inappropriate touching

    12/17/2017 2:35:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Philly ^ | 12/17/17 | David Gambacorta, Angela Couloumbis
    **SNIP** The following morning, as Emily registered attendees at an SDCC breakfast in the lobby of the Harrisburg Hilton, Leach approached again. She was wearing a skirt and sitting at a table. She said Leach sat next to her, discussed his history of fighting for women, and suggested he might be able to help her find a job. And then “he grabbed my thigh, almost to punctuate his point with a cruel irony,” said Emily, who spoke on the condition of her last name not being used. In the moments that followed, Emily said, she felt “frozen in fear and...
  • Why It’s Becoming Increasingly Obvious Adam Schiff Probably Leaked Trump Jr.-WikiLeaks #FakeNews

    12/17/2017 1:29:13 PM PST · by bitt · 48 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | ? | Joshua Caplan
    In a letter sent to Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX) this week, Donald Trump Jr. attorney Alan S. Futerfas, called for an investigation into leaks from the House Intelligence Committee, suggesting the individual who leaked the false WikiLeaks story did so knowingly. But first, here is a recap of the “story.” The mainstream media embarrassed itself once again after it was caught pushing ‘Trump-Russia’ fake news. Both CNN and CBS fell for inaccurate reports alleging a WikiLeaks email was sent to Donald Trump Jr. with an encryption key to access future leaks. However, WikiLeaks had tweeted a link to the information...
  • The Top 10 Republicans in Alabama for 2017 [Sessions as Elf]

    12/17/2017 12:38:52 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 19 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 12/17/17 | John "Forgot My Bankruptcy" Archibald
    By John "My brother is gay and h*ll yes I forgot my bankruptcy" Archibald Illustrations by Ramsey Archibald [John Archibald's son who got his job over a much more qualified applicant.] Earlier we gave you Alabama’s Top 10 Democrats. But this is Alabama. So, no matter what happened in that election – it was Roy Moore that lost, and not the party – the Dems have to be the undercard. This, folks, is the main event. So … let’s get ready to grumble. For here, in consultation with professionals, deep consideration and another coin flip, are the Top 10...
  • White House Disputes ‘Rumor’ That Trump Plans To Fire Mueller

    12/17/2017 6:52:05 AM PST · by advance_copy · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/17/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A rumor purportedly circulating around Capitol Hill that President Trump plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller is false, says White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb. “As the White House has said for months, there is no consideration being given to firing the Special Counsel,” Cobb told The Daily Caller on Saturday in response to growing speculation that Mueller will soon be canned. Trump has made no public comments about Mueller over the past week, but Democrats have increasingly speculated that Trump will find a way to shut down the special counsel probe. Republicans have accused Democrats of raising that...
  • ‘North Korea is a time bomb’: government advisers urge China to prepare for war

    12/17/2017 6:43:25 AM PST · by JP1201 · 19 replies
    China must be ready for a war on the Korean peninsula, with the risk of conflict higher than ever before, Chinese government advisers and a retired senior military officer warned on Saturday. Beijing, once seen as Pyongyang’s key ally with sway over its neighbour, was losing control of the situation, they warned. “Conditions on the peninsula now make for the biggest risk of a war in decades,” said Renmin University international relations professor Shi Yinhong, who also advises the State Council, China’s cabinet. North Korea says nuclear war inevitable because of military drills by US and South Korea Shi said...
  • S. Korean, U.S. forces hold drill for removing North Korea's WMDs

    12/17/2017 6:41:11 AM PST · by JP1201 · 10 replies
    SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean and U.S. forces conducted a joint training last week for infiltrating North Korea and removing weapons of mass destruction in case of conflict, military sources said. The "Warrior Strike" exercise was held at Camp Stanley, located north of Seoul, and other places from Tuesday to Friday, involving hundreds of soldiers from the two sides, they said. The U.S. 2nd Infantry Division said on Facebook on Friday that Gen. Jung Kyung-doo, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, and Lt. Gen. Thomas S....
  • PA threatens to quit America - do you care?

    12/17/2017 3:28:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/17 | Jack Englehard
    So it’s come to this. The PA (Palestinian Authority) is upset with us…so upset that its leaders are threatening to cut ties with us here in the United States. All that started soon after President Trump delivered on his promise to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel…to which we can only say Amen. Come to think of it, this is actually the tenth time the Palestinian Arabs have made that threat…but who’s counting? More to the point – who cares? Is there a downside to this? I see nothing but good. Are we supposed to be afraid? I think Freud...
  • Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria

    12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Aram Roston
    A guided anti-tank missile ended up in the hands of ISIS terrorists less than two months after the US government purchased it in late 2015 — highlighting weaknesses in the oversight and regulation of America’s covert arms programs, according to information published by an arms monitoring group called Conflict Armament Research (CAR). ... CIA... top secret operation to arm rebels in Syria to fight the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The missile ended up in the hands of ISIS fighters in Iraq ... The CIA declined to comment on the Obama-era program to back Syrian rebels, which was canceled...