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  • Questions Remain Unanswered 10 Years After Beslan

    08/31/2014 5:51:00 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 15 replies
    The children who set off for their first day of school 10 years ago in the small Caucasus town of Beslan, North Ossetia, will graduate from high school this coming academic year — at least, those who survived will. On Sept. 1, 2004, a group of 32 armed terrorists took as their hostages more than 1,110 people, including schoolchildren, their parents, relatives and teachers. The group demanded that Moscow recognize Chechnya's complete independence and withdraw all Russian forces from the restive republic. The three-day hostage crisis claimed 385 lives, including those of 156 children, and left 700 victims injured. Ten...
  • Ten Years After Beslan, Memories Still Fresh

    08/31/2014 5:31:53 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 26 replies
    On September 1, 2004, Chechen and Ingush militants stormed an elementary school in the town of Beslan in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. Surging through the back-to-school crowds, the militants took 1,100 teachers, children, and relatives hostage, holding them for more than two days and demanding the withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya. On the third day, a series of explosions ripped through the building, igniting fires and sparking a deadly gun battle between the militants and Russian security forces. More than 330 hostages died in the violence. A decade later, correspondent Tom Balmforth and photographer Diana Markosian traveled...
  • France Arrests Suspected Jihadist Teen Girl At Airport (16 YO)

    08/31/2014 4:43:40 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2014 | ALLEN MCDUFFEE, The Wire
    ALLEN MCDUFFEE, The WireAugust 31, 2014 Turkish Airlines alerted French border police to the purchase of a suspicious ticket. A 16-year-old girl suspected of of making her way to Syria to join Muslim extremists was arrested Sunday at an airport in southern France, according to officials. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice International Airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before she departed "for jihad." Suspicion was raised when a 22-year-old Chechen man was attempting to pay cash for her one-way ticket to Turkey. Turkish Airlines alerted French border police to the purchase.(snip)
  • Child Rape Scandal Isn't Just Happening in Rotherham

    08/31/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT · by high info voter · 9 replies
    Breitbart News - London UK ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | Simon Danczuk MP
    It’s the crime no one wants to take responsibility for. The same statements are trotted out time after time. “Missed opportunities” and “lessons have been learned” are the stock phrases we’ve grown tired of hearing from council officers and police chiefs. But the horror stories keep coming. Children being trafficked from one town to the next, raped in dingy flats then beaten, held at gun point, doused in petrol and threatened to be set alight if they so much as breathe a word. This is not happening in some war-torn Eastern Bloc country. It’s happening here in Britain .....
  • Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against IS Britons

    08/31/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 31st August 2014 | Yahoo News UK
    'Muslim leaders have reportedly issued a fatwa condemning Britons who fight for extremists in Iraq and Syria. The fatwa, which The Sunday Times newspaper said had been issued by imams, is the strongest denunciation yet by the Muslim community of UK citizens who join militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL and ISIS. Issued by a learned Muslim scholar, a fatwa is an edict that may concern any aspect of Islamic life. Technically it cannot be revoked and dies only with the person it is imposed on. The Sunday Times reported six senior Islamic scholars have endorsed...
  • Boko Haram beheaded six-year-old Christian boy, group reports

    08/31/2014 5:11:36 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    Christiantoday.com ^ | 8/28/2014 | Christiantoday.com
    It was revealed this week that Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram beheaded a six-year-old boy on June 1 because he was a Christian. The attack occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State – a predominately Christian community, according to Voice of the Martyrs. Over 100 militants descended upon the village, slaughtering men, women, and children. Boko Haram has kidnapped and killed Christians and Shiite Muslims across Borno and Yobe States in an increasingly deadly campaign to establish an extremist, Sunni Muslim reign.
  • Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair

    08/30/2014 8:04:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/30/14 | Kate Renner
    It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others. One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth. "They called me number 14 for a while, because I shouldn't have lived, survived my wounds," said Sergeant Patrick Zeigler. As Zeigler takes a load off at the Minnesota State Fair, a fellow military man...
  • National Post advises: Convert to Islam to avoid being murdered by jihadis

    08/30/2014 6:00:33 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 30, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    National Post advises: Convert to Islam to avoid being murdered by jihadis Robert Spencer Aug 30, 2014 at 11:31am kenya_attack_42Kathy Shaidle’s comment on this appalling piece is excellent: “I would die before I would repeat those words under any circumstances. And yes, there is a ‘peaceful verse for every violent one.’ However, Muslims use abrogation to decide which verses are more authoritative. The later violent (‘sword’) verses cancel out the earlier, peaceful ones. ‘The odds are that if you are assailed by a radical Islamist in the streets of London or Toronto, it will be with words not bullets.’ You...
  • This Is How ISIS Is Building An Airforce

    08/30/2014 1:26:43 PM PDT · by blam · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/30/2014The Islamic State is nothing if not ambitious. Despite no record of current 'airplane' assets in their annual reports, ISIS has begun detaining and forcing Syrian pilots to train militant fighters to fly stolen aircraft. According to CNN Arabic, the pilots (and their planes and helicopters) were abducted when the terrorist group gained control of Tabqa military base. It appears that if beheadings, executions, and whippings are not enough to strike fear into the hearts of the locals, then (just as America is tryiung to do), an air assault will greatly demoralize. We can only imagine how this...
  • USCCB committee reaffirms commitment to dialogue with Muslims

    08/30/2014 12:29:00 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | August 25, 2014
    The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs has strongly reaffirmed its commitment to engage in dialogue with Muslims. After citing texts from the Second Vatican Council and St. John Paul II on dialogue with Muslims, the committee stated that “sadly, in recent years, there has been a deliberate rejection of this call to engage in dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters by some in the Catholic Church and in other ecclesial families.”
  • Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam

    08/30/2014 11:23:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | August 29, 2014 | By Phil Lawler
    Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam By Phil Lawler | Aug 29, 2014 Faced with the savage violence of the Islamic State (ISIS), Christians can be tempted toward two unhelpful emotional reactions. On one extreme is the thirst for vengeance. If Muslims extremists kill innocent Christians, intemperate voices suggest that we should kill innocent Muslims. Then we, too, would be terrorists. I trust that rational readers recognize the problem here.But at the other extreme is another irrational urge: the desire to overlook the violence, an inclination toward the mawkish hope that we might “just all be friends.”...
  • 'We Should Be at DEFCON 1': McInerney Warns ISIS Already in U.S.

    08/26/2014 3:05:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 25 2014 // 12:35pm
    Steve Doocy and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney (Ret.) discussed the apparent shift by the Obama administration over the past few days. McInerney agreed that someone from the White House spoke to Dempsey, leading to the revised comments on Sunday. He argued that, just like in 2012 prior to the Benghazi attack, the White House is looking to downplay the terror threat before an election. "They knew an attack was coming and they ignored it. Just for the election," he said. He then warned about the prospect of another large-scale terror attack, saying Sept. 11 is an "attractive date"...
  • CIA now admits that President Obama is a radical Islamic enemy of America

    08/30/2014 2:08:59 AM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 49 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 28, 2014 | Vicky Nissen
    It’s an explosive charge, one that practically accuses the president of treason. If you want to receive further articles, please click on SUBSCRIBE. Today, a former CIA agent bluntly told the newspaper, World Net Daily, that America has switched sides in the war on terror under President Obama. Clare Lopez was willing to say what a few members of Congress have said in private, but declined to say on-the-record. Clare M. Lopez is the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy and a Senior Fellow at The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research,...
  • Shaking faith: How ISIS is causing Muslims to abandon Islam

    08/30/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 57 replies
    Modern Muslim Living ^ | 21 hours ago | Omar Shahid
    The extremist group that kills Muslims and non-Muslims alike is also driving countless of the faithful from our religion. By Omar Shahid. Screengrab from VICE News documentary “The Islamic State” by reporter Medyan Dairieh. (Image: VICE/YouTube) One of the signs of the end times, according to Islam, is the inversion of reality – in other words, things being upside-down. For Muslims, there is nothing that more obviously illustrates this than Islam being made to appear bad to the world. For the first time in the history of our faith, an extremist fringe has hijacked the religion and is dominating...
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism

    08/29/2014 1:32:29 PM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
  • Answering a Muslim Apologist

    08/29/2014 1:14:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | August 29, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    Catholic apologists keep very busy clearing up common misconceptions about the Faith: explaining how the Church’s teaching, practice, and history are misunderstood—or willfully misrepresented—by its opponents.Islam, too, has its apologists. They also claim that many critiques of the Muslim religion are based on ignorance or animus, and insist that the record must be set straight.One such apologist is Princeton University Muslim chaplain Sohaib Sultan, whose recent piece in Time, “ISIS Is Ignoring Islam’s Teachings on Yazidis and Christians,” would seem to be something that every Catholic, and indeed every free person, should welcome. Sultan condemns the Islamic State (formerly...
  • The tip of the spear gets the shaft. So do all but Islamists.

    08/29/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Israel is the tip of the spear pointed at those whose "holy" goal is the eradication not only of Israel but of freedom, "non-believers" and apostates everywhere.Israel has been stalled in her quest to remain a free and democratic nation -- she is the only one -- in the otherwise Islamist Middle East. Hamas and associated Islamic jihadists in Gaza have hindered her only slightly. She could overcome them in relatively short order were it not for unwanted, hypocritical and harmful interference from fantasy-based ideologues such as President Obama and other members of "the international community." The worst hindrances have been due to those in the...
  • The Enemy of Islam's Enemy

    08/28/2014 10:32:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 8/29/14 | Me
    There’s a reason why Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive and competent strategy against ISIS. Just like Benghazi, he’s more concerned about upsetting Muslim sentiment in the world – those who could careless about our survival – than protecting humanity from the murderous clutches of Islam. If a president’s first instinct isn’t to protect American lives, to stop women and children from being butchered in the name of a bloodthirsty cult, then he’s exactly what his critics portray him to be: an anti-American, Muslim-sympathizing radical. If the King of Capitulation spent as much time constructing a stern policy against...
  • Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb (Chicago)

    08/28/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb Updated: Aug 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago Police. He was also issued three traffic citations. Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a...
  • Gaza sees that violence works, Indyk says (0bama "enraged" at Israel)

    08/28/2014 11:48:22 AM PDT · by mojito · 6 replies
    JPost ^ | 8/27/2014 | Michael Wilner
    Palestinians are taking notice of the effectiveness of extremist, violent resistance movements against the governments of Israel and Iraq, said former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk in an interview published this week. Speaking extensively on US relations with Jerusalem since the end of the latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians last April, and throughout Operation Protective Edge, a candid Indyk said at times US President Barack Obama has become “enraged” at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry. [....]...
  • Rotherham, England

    08/28/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 8/27/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Betrayal was in the news again today, when Britain was rocked by allegations that the entire English town of Rotherham had for years been in the grip of an “Asian” gang which raped or kidnapped or abused some 1,400 mostly white underaged girls. The town authorities apparently knew as did the police, but they suppressed the facts out of the fear of being called ‘racist’ and more probably, the physical menaces of these ‘Asians’. The ‘Asians’ were of course Pakistani Muslims....The British public are momentarily outraged, but the Rotherham officials, including the official in charge of child welfare, aren’t too...
  • Likud's Danon: Netanyahu in Political Trouble After Hamas Deal (could be ousted in October)

    08/28/2014 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 05:07 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Benjamin Netanayu's days as Israeli prime minister may be numbered following his agreement with Hamas for an extended ceasefire, says Danny Danon, a Likud party member of the Knesset and Netanyahu's former deputy minister of defense. Netanyahu inexplicably accepted the ceasefire even though a majority of the cabinet members would have wholeheartedly voted no, Danon explained Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "We are disappointed … You fight with the Hamas you don't negotiate with the Hamas. You don't negotiate with a terrorist organization," Danon said. "We should fight against the Hamas. We have the ability and...
  • Are you paying attention? Apparently this just JV talk to the White House

    08/28/2014 10:21:57 AM PDT · by Baynative · 13 replies
    MemriTV ^ | 6/7/14 | unknown
    This is a YouTube link to a middle east news forum. The attitude of the "guest" is identical to Islamic radicals here in America. He is stating nothing different than what we hear from CAIR or Representative Keith Ellison. Yet we carry on and our President says there's no reason for alarm
  • Tucson School Allows Islamic Prayers

    08/28/2014 9:35:37 AM PDT · by walford · 37 replies
    KVOA TV Tucson ^ | 08/26/2014 | Matthew Schwartz
    N4T Investigators: Church and State Tucson - It's 12:40 in the afternoon, and in the Islamic Center of Tucson, a time to pray. Muslims have a strict daily prayer schedule, five times a day at specific times. One of those times is in the middle of the school day. In a room off the library at Desert View High School, four to six Muslim students pray during every school day for about 10 minutes. Sunnyside Unified School District officials tell the News 4 Tucson Investigators that all but one of the students pray during their lunch period, the other misses...
  • Politics: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev's sister arrested for making bomb threat

    08/28/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    CainTV ^ | Robert Laurie
    <p>Yesterday, in New York, the sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow someone up in what appears to be some kind of weird love triangle situation. You will, of course, remember the Tsarnaevs as the infamous terrorist duo behind the Boston Marathon bombing, which took place back in April of 2013.</p>
  • Who are the Americans Fighting in Syria?

    08/28/2014 6:27:50 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 08/27/2014 | Jordan Long
    The shocking and disturbing videotaped execution of American journalist James Foley had, besides the most gruesome and obvious, another jarring element: the composed British voice of his murderer, repeating fanatical Islamist propaganda and making terroristic threats in impeccable English. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, an up-and-coming rapper who abandoned making music in London to make war in Syria in 2012, is far from the first UK national to embrace the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Great Britain’s Foreign Office estimates that at least 400 British citizens have gone to join the carnage in Syria. One member of Parliament thinks Merry...
  • Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo

    08/28/2014 5:40:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2014
    For the first time in the capital city's history, Mohammed is the common name for boys and men
  • The Rotherham Rapes’ Muslim Connection: The Problem Of British Political Correctness

    08/28/2014 5:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27 | Ian Tuttle
    About eight miles from Sheffield in central England, the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is home to just over 258,000 residents — for comparison, about as many as reside in its transatlantic “twin town,” Buffalo, N.Y. It’s also home to a local government, child-social-services agency, and police department that effectively countenanced at least 1,400 instances of “child sexual exploitation” (CSE) between 1997 and 2013 — and that is a “conservative” estimate, according to the “,” just released by Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough Council. How could police and local leaders ignore the victimization of so many children? In part, thank political correctness. Authored...
  • 1,400 child sex-assault victims a 'small number' (Islam again)

    08/28/2014 5:11:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The failure of British authorities to act on the horrific, long-term sexual abuse of 1,400 children in one area over a 16-year period because the culprits mostly were Pakistani Muslims has reportedly outraged the world, including the United Kingdom’s Pakistani community. “Race, religion or political correctness should never provide a cloak of invisibility to such grotesque crimes,” said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of the Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, according to the Associated Press. But American experts on the issue say the costly toll of lives ruined in Rotherham because of worry over being accused of “racism” is only a tiny fraction...
  • Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

    08/28/2014 5:13:44 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-28-14 | Fox
    A second American reportedly killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday. KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. The State Department confirmed McCain's death earlier this week, but spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of the second American's death. "We're looking into it," she said. A source told Fox News...
  • Across the Country, the Federal Government Fights For Muslim Worship Spaces

    08/28/2014 1:12:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 27, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    The government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb with a population a little over 8,000, to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. It is a minor news story, but one that sheds light on broader legal and cultural trends. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. … “An injustice has been done,”...
  • At behest of Hamas-linked CAIR, DoJ sues Minnesota town for rejecting mosque

    08/27/2014 5:59:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/27/2014 | Robert Spencer
    The town rejected the Islamic center on zoning grounds, but at a meeting, some opponents of the project “made disparaging remarks about the Muslim faith.” Time to call in the Thought Police! Time for Obama’s feds to force the mosque on this city! It is impossible to have a mature discussion about mosques in the U.S. It is impossible to point out that 80% of mosques in the U.S. are Saudi-funded, and that four separate, independent studies since 1998 have found that 80% also teach hatred of Jews and Christians and the supremacy of Sharia over Constitutional law. Anyone who...
  • 10 Acts of Jihad in America That Americans Haven’t Heard About

    08/27/2014 3:41:02 PM PDT · by DBeers · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    While the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State, and its jihadis tell Americans that they will “drown all of you in blood,” jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices through the fog of mainstream media obfuscation. Here are some recent acts of jihad on American soil that you may have missed – all from this spring and summer:1. Seattle Muslim “on a jihad to kill Americans” prime suspect in four murder casesSeattle Muslim Ali Muhammad Brown, reported KING 5 News last Tuesday, is “currently in jail on $5 million bail for the alleged...
  • 'Incubator for terrorism': UK leaders under pressure to take on jihadist problem

    08/27/2014 8:52:25 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26, 2014 | Adam Shaw
    A British jihadist’s apparent role in the beheading of American journalist James Foley shows Britain has become an “incubator for terrorism,” and cries out for Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle the growing problem of radical Islam, critics of the government say. Former rapper Abdel Majed Abdel Bary, 23, is believed to be the hooded figure who loomed over Foley and blasted the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq before cutting off his head in a gruesome video released Aug. 19, a senior Western intelligence official told Fox News. If that proves true, it would only be the latest example of barbarism...
  • UK Police Arrested Parents Trying to Stop Muslims from Raping their Children

    08/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    We’re still only seeing the tip of the iceberg in the horrifying crimes committed by Muslim settlers against the children of the UK. Prof Jay wrote: “No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our conservative estimate is that approximately 1,400 children were sexually exploited over the full inquiry period, from 1997 to 2013. What we do know is that the authorities were complicit in it. For at least 16-years gangs of mainly Asian (Muslim) men were able to target, groom and abuse girls as young as 11, with little to fear from...
  • Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed

    08/27/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 27, 2014
    Chicago native suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed Militants in Syria A Chicago-born man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U.S. official said on Tuesday. "We were aware of U.S. Citizen Douglas McAuthur McCain's presence in Syria and can confirm his death," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement. Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of New Hope, Minn. McCain, who was born in Chicago, was killed...
  • The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?

    08/27/2014 3:21:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/27/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. It’s a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem: it’s entirely false.Barack Obama has made it clear: “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.” David Cameron intoned: “What we are witnessing is actually a battle between Islam on the one hand and...
  • Small Apples (Saudis souring on Hamas, warming to Israel?)

    08/26/2014 9:21:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | August 25, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Perhaps it is only syntactic sugar, but this statement advocating eventual co-existence with Israel from the Saudi Foreign Minister is worth noting. Speaking on the sidelines of the world assembly of Islamic scholars in Jeddh, Saud bin Faisal Al Saud said that the Middle-East needs peace and co-existence more than ever and Saudi Arabia as a leading Islamic country is ready to make sacrifices in peace negations and encourages President Abbas to follow the same policy. Referring to the ongoing war in Gaza strip, the Saudi foreign Minster stressed that Hamas authority is the sole responsible for Palestinian calamity and...
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08/26/14 | Judicial Watch
    CAIR also got several police departments in President Obama’s home state of Illinois to cancel essential counterterrorism courses over accusations that the instructor was anti-Muslim. The course was called “Islamic Awareness as a Counter-Terrorist Strategy” and departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park caved into CAIR’s demands. The group responded with a statement commending officials for their “swift action in addressing the Muslim community’s concerns.” CAIR has wielded its power in a number of other cases during the Obama presidency, including blocking an FBI probe involving the radicalization of young Somali men in the U.S. and pressuring the government to...
  • An American In ISIS: Meet Doug McCain, One Dead Jihadist

    08/26/2014 3:04:06 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-26-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 08/26/2014 Perhaps the only question emerging from this profile of the first document US citizen casualty fighting for the Islamic State, whose name earlier was revealed as Douglas McAuthur McCain, is whether he and John are related. From NBC: The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport. Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of...
  • Muslim Activists Demand Overhaul of All U.S. Law Enforcement Training

    08/26/2014 1:54:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 26, 2014
    Islamic activists that strong-armed the FBI to purge anti-terrorism training material considered “offensive” to Muslims have made their next wave of demands, which include an overhaul in the way all law enforcement officers are trained in the United States. The coalition of influential and politically-connected Muslim rights groups is demanding that the Obama administration implement a mandatory retraining program for all federal, state and local law enforcement officials who may have been subjected to materials they deem “biased and discriminatory” against Muslims. There must also be an audit of all federal law enforcement and intelligence gathering training and educational materials...
  • ISIS Demands A $6.6 Million Ransom For Release Of A 26-Year-Old American Woman

    08/26/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    BI ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeremy Bender
    ISIS Demands A $6.6 Million Ransom For Release Of A 26-Year-Old American Woman Jeremy BenderAugust 26, 2014 ISIS has released demands that America pay a $6.6 million ransom and the release of a suspected terrorist in exchange for the release of a captured 26-year-old American woman, ABC News reports. The American woman was captured over a year ago while participating in humanitarian relief work in Syria. The woman has remained unidentified, pursuant with the wishes of the family and the U.S. government. ISIS is demanding that the U.S. both pay a $6.6 million ransom and also release Aafia Siddiqui. Siddiqui...
  • Poll: 92% of Saudis believe that Islamic State “conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law”

    08/25/2014 7:15:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/25/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Now where did they get this idea? Haven’t they been listening to Barack Obama and David Cameron, the Pope of Rome and the Archbishop of Brisbane, who tell them that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, and to all the Muslim groups in the West who have condemned (in vague, non-specific terms) the Islamic State? Is the Kingdom of the Two Holy Places, dedicated to implementing Islam in every detail of life, somehow filled with misunderstanders of Islam? What an odd turn of events! How could it possibly have come about?“92% of Saudi’s believe that ‘IS(IS) conforms...
  • Understanding Islamic Extremists: Convert or Die

    08/26/2014 8:52:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Dick Field
    Understanding Islamic Extremists, Convert or DieJust who are these terrible religious fanatics? They are known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Syria) or ISIL (the Islamic State of Levant) and their objective is to establish a world-wide Caliphate (Kingdom of Islam) and subjugate or destroy all other states. Recently, their leader Amirul-Mu’minin Abu Bakr al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi issued a message to the Mujahideen (warriors for Islam) and the Muslim Ummah (people of Islam) in the month of Ramadan that is a call for all true believers to emigrate to all non-Muslim countries of the world, especially western democracies and when the...
  • Where the Black Flags Fly

    08/26/2014 8:47:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is no civilization where the black flags fly. ISIS is how Islam has been settling questions of theology since the 7th centuryMedia conveys immediacy, but it doesn’t convey culture. Its famous flattening effect makes shoppers at a Staples in D.C. or a Whole Foods in Berkeley feel like they’re right among the toppled buildings of Aleppo or Gaza, without actually giving them any insight into the motivations of the players. They’re watching foreign movies in a language that they don’t understand and attributing their own motivations to the main characters. They assume that the differences are incidental, but if...
  • UK: Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds (ROP alert)

    08/26/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | August 26 2014
    At least 1,400 children were subjected to "appalling" sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found. Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated it said. The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council in 2013, revealed there had been three previous inquiries.
  • Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon's Precedent

    08/26/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT · by Wuli · 2 replies
    STRATFOR ^ | August 26, 2014 | George Friedman
    Lebanon was created out of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. [snip] [It} reshaped the collapsed Ottoman Empire south of Turkey.[snip] For nearly 100 years, Sykes-Picot defined the region. A strong case can be made that the nation-states Sykes-Picot created are now defunct,[snip] [snip] The states the Europeans created were arbitrary, the inhabitants did not give their primary loyalty to them, and the tensions within states always went over the border to neighboring states. The British and French imposed ruling structures before the war, and then a wave of coups overthrew them after World War II. Syria and Iraq became pro-Soviet states while...
  • The “Sunni Turn” Against The “Shiite Crescent”: The Strategic Stupidity Of Washington Created ISIS

    08/26/2014 6:12:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    David Stockman Contra Corner ^ | 08/27/2014 | Justin Raimondo
    The Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) is being touted as the newest “threat” to the American homeland: hysterics have pointed to Chicago as the locus of their interest, and we are told by everyone from the President on down that if we don’t attack them – i.e. go back into Iraq (and even venture into Syria) to root them out – they’ll soon show up on American shores.How is this supposed to work? Well, you see, that monster who beheaded James Foley had a British accent, and there are reports of more than a few Brits (and Americans) traveling to...
  • The Word 'Bacon' Banned in Vermont Street Sign

    08/26/2014 5:52:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Peter Wilson
    The list of things that offend Muslims is long. Muslims are incensed, ready too often to murder offenders of their religion. The offenses range from substantive criticism: the Danish cartoons, The Satanic Verses, Theo van Gogh and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s film “Submission”; to the trivial: the Three Little Pigs banned from British schools, a teddy bear named Mohammed. A blog called the Amboy Times has compiled several hundred more.Add to this list a sign in Winooski, Vermont, a suburb of Burlington, that said, “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” (Not “Yield Sneakers Bacon” as reported in numerous outlets.) Sneakers is a local...
  • Muslim Offended By The Word Bacon

    08/26/2014 5:38:46 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 40 replies
    A breakfast restaurant in Vermont helped plant flower beds in city traffic medians. For their efforts the city of Winooski allowed Sneakers Bistro a sign on a lamp post. The sign read “yield for Sneakers bacon.” This apparently caused one Muslim great offense. You see, Muslims don’t eat pork. The Muslim complained loudly online and the city and Sneakers Bistro relented, removing the bacon sign while loudly proclaiming they don’t get involved in politics. Who knew bacon was a political issue? The mayor of Winooski, Kathrine Decarreau, believes the “cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s...