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  • Barry Defends His Daddy's Polygamy

    07/31/2014 8:34:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What Obama told these young African leaders was -- and I'm gonna quote this -- he said, "Female genital mutilation isn't a tradition worth hanging onto." Female genital mutilation is not a tradition worth hanging onto. Note that he didn't condemn female genital mutilation. That would have been telling Africans what to do. And he would never impose his views on 'em 'cause we're from the US and who are we. He just said, you know, this female genital mutilation, it's not worth hanging onto. But he doesn't condemn it. He just tells 'em I wouldn't hang...
  • Boko Haram Using Kidnapped Girls as Suicide Bombers?

    07/31/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | Ludovica Iaccino
    Boko Haram Mass Abduction: Fears Chibok Girls Being Used as Suicide Bombers Fears are growing that Boko Haram terror group is using the 220 girls it abducted in Chibok last April as suicide bombers. Speculations come as two students were killed and eight were injured in a suicide bombing at a university in Kano, northwest Nigeria. Information Nigeria reported the suicide bomber was a girl. Thirteen people were later killed as two women blew themselves up in two mosques in the town of Potiskum, Yobe State. The same day, Nigerian authorities arrested two suspected Boko Haram members travelling with a...
  • Did Black Slaves Revolt in Iraq? (Slavery in Islam)

    07/31/2014 2:14:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Root ^ | July 21 2014 3:00 AM | HENRY LOUIS GATES JR.
    SNIP “But, wait!” you say. “Black slaves in Iraq? The Middle East?” Today, American children—thanks to the revolution fostered by the institutionalization of black studies starting in the late 1960s—mainly learn about slavery starting with the Middle Passage, the tens of thousands of slave ships that headed west from Africa across the Atlantic to the Americas between the 16th and 19th centuries. But, it turns out, there’s a good chance the European powers that backed those ships learned to link slavery and race from the eastern powers that once occupied the same lands. That’s what the dean of the history...
  • Obama: Muslims have built the very fabric of our nation. Such as?

    07/31/2014 8:15:07 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 51 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/31/14 | Allen West
    One of the things I enjoy about this website is the opportunity to educate, edify, and challenge us all to think beyond the obvious. Now I realize some folks are — as we say in the military — “stuck on stupid” and it will take longer to get them with the program. But it is a challenge I accept. So, in that light, I’d like to invite you to scour the annals of American history in order to respond to President Barack Hussein Obama’s recent assertion that Muslims have contributed “to building the very fabric or our nation.” As reported...
  • Deadly Libya Violence Pushes Country Toward 'Failed State'

    07/31/2014 7:37:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/31/14 | Alastair Jamieson
    ...The militant violence in the oil-rich country threatens to destabilize the region, and prove a big embarrassment to the Obama administration and other governments that helped topple Gadhafi.... ....Obama hailed Gadhafi’s ouster as “the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya.” Less than three years on, the U.S. has seen one ambassador killed and another forced out of the country by the violence. The September 2012 killings of Christopher Stevens, and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, still pose serious political problems for the Obama administration.
  • U.S. embassy not issuing tourist visas (Israel)

    07/30/2014 8:24:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 30, 2014 | By Michal Ramati and Ora Coren
    Israelis applying for visas at the United States Embassy have not received them since July 11. The American embassy has stopped issuing ordinary visas and cut back on ongoing services to American citizens due to staff reductions because of the security situation.
  • UK: Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag

    07/30/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 30 2014 | MATT CHORLEY
    Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag to fly over town hall 'in solidarity with Gaza' Tower Hamlets's Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest tonight after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’. Barely 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly ‘in support of a ceasefire and peace’. Jewish leaders condemned the move as 'destructive' for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on 'potholes and bins' and...
  • Empty Pews, Bursting Mosques

    07/30/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Not many words are needed. Just compare the two pictures from the Mail Online, both taken at the end of last month, few hundred yards of each other in the East End of London. The top photo shows a Sunday morning service in the churche of St George-in-the-East on Cannon Street Road. Only 12 people attended the service. The photo at the bottom shows worshippers gathered for Friday midday prayers outside the mosque on the Brune Street Estate in Spitalfields. Since the mosque holds "only" 100 people - an enviable number for many churches -, the Muslim believers overflowed...
  • Hillary: Gaza's Small Size Justification For Hamas Housing Rockets In Schools

    07/30/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 07/28014 | Breitbart
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV's Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I'm not a military planner but Hamas puts it's missiles, it's rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Toronto Transit Commission’s new slogan—‘Death to Israel’

    07/30/2014 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ok, so the headline is a tad misleading. But for anyone who has ever ridden the TTC’s buses, streetcars or subways, or drove behind five streetcars piled up at a stop, it is really no more misleading than their current slogan which is “the better way.”
  • Obama heaps praise on Muslim world before chowing down on pork barbecue

    07/30/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/30/14 | Judi McLeod
    Waiting for someone in the radical Muslim world to ask why their chief defender Barack Hussein Obama made such a big public display about chowing down on a a half-slab of PORK spare ribs in a Kansas City restaurant yesterday. Does the the deafening silence mean that just as the Marxists do, radical Islam follows the steadfast rule about the end always justifying the means?
  • Shock and terror: Islamic State boasts mass executions in Iraq (GRAPHIC)

    07/30/2014 5:55:24 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 45 replies
    Russia Today ^ | July 30 2014 | RT.com
    As part of their psychological war to create a medieval-style caliphate, the Islamic State has released a new shocking video showing scenes of mass executions, warning Iraqi soldiers and others who dare to resist that they will be rounded up and killed. The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL, stormed through areas of northern Iraq last month, building on territory they had already seized in western Iraq and Syria. The 36-minute video clip was released for the Eid holiday marking the end of Ramadan, sheds a disturbing light on the mentality of the Islamic State extremists and the methods they...
  • I’m Jewish, and I disagree with the Muslim bashing that’s been going on

    07/30/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 161 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 30, 2014 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog I’m Jewish, and I disagree with the Muslim bashing that’s been going on I’m Jewish by birth, agnostic by choice, and I have a strong interest in Jediism and Greek Mythology.President Obama recently referred to“… the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation…”Well, message boards and article comment sections all over the internet are flying with all sorts of criticism of Obama’s claim. Sadly, many of these people are claiming that Muslims have contributed nothing whatsoever to this great country of ours.But the fact is that Obama does...
  • Bishops' plea to US government: help Iraqi Christians

    07/30/2014 5:08:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | July 30, 2014
    A family at the Khazair checkpoint after fleeing from Mosul, Iraq on June 11, 2014. Credit: R. Nuri UNHCR-ACNUR via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2014 / 04:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops have urged the U.S. government to assist Iraqi Christian victims of persecution, while France has offered asylum to Iraqi Christians who have fled Mosul. “The Islamic State has taken control of large swaths of territory in northern Iraq, leaving a trail of destruction, burning and looting ancient churches and mosques, homes and businesses,” Bishop Richard E. Pates, the U.S. bishops’ chairman of International...
  • If It Looks Like a Duck: The Islamist-Nazi Connection

    07/30/2014 4:50:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 30, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One of the great advantages we have over our ancestors is hindsight. With a clearer picture of the past, we can avoid making the same mistakes they made. But what if weÂ’re not allowed to use our hindsight? What if weÂ’re forced to pretend that what happened in the past bears no relation to what is happening now?Of course, thereÂ’s something to be said for learning from your own mistakes, but some mistakes are so costly that itÂ’s far better to learn about them in history books. The appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II is an...
  • Terrorist attack leaves dozens dead and wounded in China

    07/29/2014 2:49:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    latino.foxnews.com ^ | July 29, 2014/
    Dozens of people were killed or wounded in a terrorist attack in Kashgar prefecture in a new episode of violence in China's conflict-ridden northwestern Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. The attack, which was not reported until Tuesday, began on Monday near the police station and other government buildings in the town of Elixku, where a group of people armed with knives carried out a series of assaults. Later, some of the attackers headed for the nearby town of Huangdi, where they stabbed civilians and destroyed about 30 vehicles, "killing dozens of Uighurs and Han Chinese," police...
  • Son of Hamas: Hamas Wants Conquest and the Caliphate

    07/29/2014 1:24:01 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    From the horse's mouth. An interview that CNN surprisingly broadcast on July 24. In the video that you can watch by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, the son of one of the founders and leaders of Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, enlightens the audience about the true aims of Hamas, which - sorry if this is a spoiler - have nothing to do with the protection of Palestinians, whether children or adults, or the fight to liberate them from Israel's "oppression". Asked why he rejected the political and military objectives of Hamas, for whose leadership he had been...
  • Allen West on U.S. Borders, Israel, Islam and Obama policies in general

    07/29/2014 12:40:13 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 29, 2014 | Dan Miller
    LTC Allen West (U.S. Army, Ret.) should be, at least, the next U.S. Secretary of State or Defense. Or perhaps our Secretary of Political Incorrectness. The video embedded below deals with many Obama-related subjects, including impeachment, the invasion across our southern border, the "reset" with Russia and the Israeli - Palestinian  conflict. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQtSPVo4jTU] Video linkThe video was posted at Washington Free Beacon with the indented quotations provided below relating to Israel and her Islamist enemies. My comments follow the quotations to which they are pertinent. Former congressman Lt. Col. Allen West says the United States “should allow Israel to crush Hamas.” It should not be up to...
  • The Twilight of Middle Eastern Christianity

    07/29/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 23 replies
    NRO ^ | July 28, 2014 11:27 AM | David Pryce-Jones
    Taking shape in parts of Iraq and Syria, the Islamist caliphate known as ISIS is already a rival in lunacy and horror to North Korea. The caliph has decreed that women from puberty up to the age of the menopause — estimated to be as many as four million — must undergo compulsory genital mutilation. I am waiting to find out what feminists have to say about this. Christianity has roots in that same territory going back to the first centuries after Jesus Christ. Raqqa in Syria is one of the cities under ISIS, and Assyrian Christians there are the...
  • Islamic Terrorism: Where Can We Turn For Leadership?

    07/29/2014 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/14 | Jacques Robichaud
    There should be no sympathy for a terrorist aggressor like Hamas who fires thousands of rockets indiscriminately into largely populated centers in Israel, targeting civilians.
  • Scottie Dogs At (Commonwealth) Games 'Disrespectful' To Muslims

    07/29/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Tom Skyes
    The Commonwealth Games, which opened last week in Glasgow, Scotland in the presence of the Queen, was, like all sporting events these days, ushered into existence to the accompaniment of a lavish and visually impressive opening ceremony. But amidst the dancing mechanical giants and gay kisses, the organizers also sought to celebrate Scottishness by having each team led out by Scottie dogs wearing tartan coats embroidered with the name of the team. Social media, predictably, fell in love with the doggies, however now political and religious leaders in Malaysia have cried foul, and are accusing the organizers of disrespect towards...
  • Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park (Chicago Metro)

    07/29/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Southtown - Chicago ^ | July 28, 2014 8:00PM | NICK SWEDBERG
    Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park BY NICK SWEDBERG Correspondent Updated: July 29, 2014 2:08AM Thousands of Muslims filled the field at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park Monday morning for an unusually somber Eid prayer ceremony in the light of heightened hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Volunteers collected signatures for the 5,000 postcards brought to the event. They intend to mail them to President Obama over the latest deaths in recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The postcards, which 10 chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine across the country distributed Monday, demand that the White House intervene in the fighting...
  • Germany's Biggest Tabloid Attacks Islam

    07/28/2014 7:29:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper. "I don't believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don't bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more," wrote Nicolaus Fest, vice editor-in-chief of the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in the editorial published on Sunday. Fest then laid out why Islam's "criminality," "murderous contempt" and "honour killings" did not belong in Germany, in comments which prompted a raft of hostility...
  • HAMAS in the Bible: G-d has a sense of humor!!!

    07/28/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1500 BC | G-d
    G-d's word is amazing. 3500 years ago He shows his sense of humor by giving the ancient Hebrews a word for "violence"....."HAMAS"! Ancient Hebrew word for violence
  • [Michael] Reagan: Hollywood Liberals Stand Down for Israel

    07/28/2014 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The News Herald ^ | July 28, 2014 | by Michael Reagan
    Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza. Once again Israel has had to drop bombs and send tanks and ground troops into Gaza to blow up tunnels and destroy the missile sites Hamas has been using to rain hundreds of rockets down on Israel’s farms and cities. And once again the Jews of Hollywood are silent. Where are Spielberg, Streisand and David Geffen? Why haven’t these famous liberal consciences of Hollywood stood up to show their support for Israel against the terroristic attacks of Hamas? The producers, directors, actors and studio moguls...
  • Lebanon’s Grand Mufti calls for 'jihad' to liberate Palestinians

    07/28/2014 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, the country’s leading Sunni authority, called for “jihad” against Israel to liberate “Palestine’s sacred land from Jewish foreign occupation.” He also lamented the lack of Arab action in confronting Israel’s ongoing operation in Gaza.
  • Barack Hussein Obama and the Day of Jewish Calamity

    07/28/2014 10:53:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/21/2010 | Bill Randles
    Barak Hussein Obama's introduction to the world in 2004 occurred on July 27 July. The date on the Jewish Calendar was Tisha b'Av. The 9th of Av. The same date of virtually all major Jewish Calamities occurred: (see them below) The First Temple built by King Solomon and the Kingdom of Judah was destroyed The Second Temple built by Ezra and Nehemiah was destroyed by the Romans The Romans crushed Bar Kokhba's revolt and destroyed the city of Betar, killing over 100,000 Jews Following the Bar Kokhba revolt, Roman commander Turnus Rufus plowed the site of the Temple and the...
  • Sharia comes to our streets Part 12: Why Sharia has to be stopped in its tracks

    07/28/2014 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you think the hate filled rallies organized by Islamist terrorist only happen in the Middle East or Europe think again. Just last week, Sharia driven Hamas sympathizers have taken to America’s streets. In Miami they chanted “We are Hamas” and “Death to Jews.” To make certain that their message was as unambiguous as possible they gathered one block from the Israeli consulate. Sponsored by such groups as the Al-Awda Coalition, CAIR and the National Lawyers Guild, the demonstrators used the subtle but chilling chant “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” meaning their aim is the...
  • Qatar's Purchase Of Billions Of US Weaponry — Support For Hamas — Awkward Foreign Policy

    07/27/2014 3:20:45 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    BI ^ | Armin Rosen
    Qatar's Purchase Of Billions Of US Weaponry — And Support For Hamas — Shows How Awkward Foreign Policy Can BeArmin RosenJuly 23, 2014 Qatar recently cemented an enormous weapons deal with the United States. But this week, the tiny, resource-rich Gulf kingdom with outsized geopolitical ambitions — and a seemingly bottomless pocketbook — might be setting itself up for more problematic relations with the U.S. Last week, Qatar closed the largest sale of American weaponry so far this year, purchasing $11 billion worth of Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters. The sale revealed that Qatar hasn't exactly been lacking...
  • Breitbart's Israel War Correspondent: "Goal Of Hamas Is Global Caliphate

    07/27/2014 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27,2014 | Robert Wilde
    Breitbart’s war correspondent in Israel, Tera Dahl, disagrees with the Obama administration and the mainstream media’s view that the current battle between Israel and Hamas is a fight between two equal states.
  • Some Facts and Notes About The Situation on the Border: From the Jihadi Threat Perspective

    07/27/2014 10:05:47 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 July 14 | Christopher Holton
    • Hezbollah has a major presence in North, Central and South America. • Hezbollah is embedded in the Lebanese Muslim community in the US and enjoys protection from a neighborhood watch-type program that serves as a countersurveillance and counterintelligence operation. They also are embedded in multiple Shia mosques, some of which are directly tied to the Iranian regime. • In 2003, then-CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that 12 Hezbollah cells has been identified as operating in the US conducting surveillance. • A Congressional Research Service report published in 2011 indicated that Hezbollah was present in 15 US cities,...
  • The Next Great War

    07/27/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Alan Caruba
    In the July 24 edition of The Wall Street Journal there was a commentary, “Wanted: Converts to Judaism” by the chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Arnold M. Eisen. I thought to myself that this was an extraordinary time to be suggesting conversion to a faith that is literally under attack in Israel and being attacked by the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Europe. Here in America we are witnessing the most pro-Islamic and anti-Semitic administration in the history of nation.
  • Hamas And North Korea Are Working On A Secret Arms Deal

    07/27/2014 4:17:02 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    BI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-27-2014 | Con Coughlin
    Con Coughlin, The TelegraphJuly 26, 2014 Exclusive: Hamas has paid North Korea for missiles and communications equipment in arms deal worth hundreds of thousands of dollars Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North Korea for missiles and communications equipment that will allow them to maintain their offensive against Israel, according to Western security sources. Security officials say the deal between Hamas and North Korea is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and is being handled by a Lebanese-based trading company with close ties to the militant Palestinian organisation based in east Beirut. Hamas officials are...
  • History's Climax...Israel's Future pt 2

    07/26/2014 7:25:25 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    07-28-14 | Bill Randles
    Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which...
  • Colorado convert to Islam charged with conspiracy to aid Islamic State

    07/26/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/14 | Jenny Deam
    At some point Shannon Maureen Conley converted to Islam, and at some point she got the idea that waging violent jihad against unbelievers was something she should engage in so as to please Allah. No one in the local Muslim community apparently succeeded in disabusing her of this notion, even though they ostensibly reject this understanding of Islam. Did anyone there even try?
  • Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources

    07/26/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 41 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 26, 2014, 8:48 pm
    Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s offer, reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the most basic matters’ Israeli government sources on Saturday night accused US Secretary of State John Kerry of “completely capitulating” to the demands of Hamas and its champion Qatar in drafting the Gaza war ceasefire proposal that Israeli ministers unanimously rejected on Friday. The unnamed sources, quoted by Israel’s Channel 2 TV, said Kerry “dug a tunnel under the Egyptian ceasefire proposal” — which Israel accepted and Hamas rejected last week — and presented the Israeli government with a text that...
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • African Refugees flood Europe (Obama over throwing Gaddafi the cause)

    07/25/2014 8:27:11 PM PDT · by garjog · 5 replies
    Think Africa Press ^ | 10 JUNE 2014 | BY YOHANNES WOLDEMARIAM
    Under a 2009 agreement, Libya also agreed to allow Italian coastguard to stop boatloads of African migrants on the seas and forcibly return them to Libya. ... Europe's reliance on Libyan complicity in holding back asylum seekers became particularly clear in the final days of Gaddafi's regime when the threatened dictator warned that if he was deposed, "thousands of people from Libya will invade Europe and there will be no one to stop them." In fact, Gaddafi made good on his promise when, in May 2011, Libyan authorities reportedly began putting non-Libyan citizens on boats and sending them north to...
  • Meriam Ibrahim, freed from Sudan, plans to settle in New Hampshire

    07/25/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/25/2014 | Josephine Mckenna | Religion News Service
    ROME — Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who was flown to Rome after her death sentence was overturned, is now dreaming of building a future in the U.S. “We will begin a new life,” Ibrahim told Antonella Napoli, head of Italians for Darfur, according to the daily La Repubblica. “My husband, a chemist, lost his job because of my event. Now we will go to New Hampshire where my brother-in-law Gabriel lives. They will help us. We will be all together as a true family.” Ibrahim, 27, was spared a death sentence for apostasy and then barred from leaving Sudan....
  • Netherlands: Muslim protesters scream “Death to all Jews”

    07/25/2014 2:30:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “A spokesman for Van Aartsen told local broadcaster Omroep West no boundaries had been overstepped.” Europe, under the influence of its massive influx of Muslim immigrants, seems eager to travel down the same road it took in the 1930′s. We have seen similar genocidal chants recently in France and Germany. Will European authorities at any point put at stop to this, or will they just continue with their policies of appeasement and surrender until it is far too late?“The Hague mayor urged to get tough after anti-Jewish chanting at rally,” Dutch News, July 25, 2014 (thanks to Fjordman): The Hague’s...
  • Report: Israel rejects Kerry cease-fire proposal in Gaza

    07/25/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 25, 2014 | Staff
    Channel 10 reports that the diplomatic-security cabinet "flatly rejects" American proposals for a week-long humanitarian halt to fighting.
  • Taliban kill 14 Shiites in Afghanistan road attack

    07/25/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ap ^ | Jul 25, 2014
    Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road .. marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ... The Taliban, like other Sunni extremist groups, view the country's minority Shiite community as apostates, and have targeted Hazaras
  • Islamic State tightens modesty laws for women

    07/25/2014 5:00:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 25, 2014
    IS terrorists tell women: Don full-face veils, cover hands and feet, wear loose clothing, don't wear perfume, or face punishment. "The conditions imposed on her clothes and grooming was only to end the pretext of debauchery resulting from grooming and overdressing," said the Islamic State in a statement. "This is not a restriction on her freedom but to prevent her from falling into humiliation and vulgarity or to be a theater for the eyes of those who are looking." A cleric in Mosul told Reuters that Islamic State gunmen had shown up at his mosque and ordered him to read...
  • Hamas' Massive Network Of Underground Tunnels Is A Military Game-Changer

    07/25/2014 4:37:52 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-25-2014 | Tia Goldenberg
    Tia Goldenberg, Associated PressJuly 25, 2014 A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Gaza's Hamas rulers view them as a military game changer in its conflict with Israel. The Israeli military says the tunnels pose a serious threat and that destroying the sophisticated underground network is a key objective of its invasion of Gaza. Israel has known about the tunnels for several years, but has been hard-pressed to find an effective way to block...
  • Jewish students extracted from Boston anti-Israel ‘die-in’

    07/24/2014 12:35:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July 20, 2014 | Matt Lebovic
    Demonstrators fell to the ground as protest leaders read names of Gaza casualties in Operation Protective Edge at rally Saturday.BOSTON – In a corner of America’s oldest public common, some 200 anti-Israel demonstrators held a so-called “die-in” Saturday to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. For the third time in eight days, Boston police were forced to intervene when a small group of student Israel supporters was swarmed by demonstrators screaming anti-Semitic epithets and initiating physical contact, said students involved in the incident. The two-hour “die-in” on the Boston Common climaxed when protest leaders read the names of Palestinians...
  • Here Are The Parts Of The Quran That ISIS Uses To Justify Violence Against Iraqi Christians

    07/24/2014 10:35:12 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    BI - Now Lebanon ^ | 7-24-2014 | Hicham Bou Nassif
    Hicham Bou Nassif July 24, 2014 The uprooting and destruction of Christian communities in Iraq has sent shockwaves through social media and throughout the world. What is particularly infuriating about the tragic fate of Iraqi Christians is that they had remained neutral in the ongoing conflict. They did not form militias of their own, nor did they part in acts of violence against either side. Still, the ISIS-controlled parts of Iraq have been cleansed of their Christian inhabitants. Each time a heinous crime is committed in the name of Islam, social and traditional media become awash with declarations that “Islam...
  • ISIS reportedly orders women and girls of Mosul to undergo ‘genital mutilation’

    07/24/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Following the purge of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the destruction of a nearly 2,000-year-old Christian house of worship, fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have continued to impose a grotesque and medieval form of Sharia Law on the cityÂ’s remaining Muslim residents. On Wednesday, a United Nations representative claimed that the Sunni Islamist militant group order all women and girls of ages ranging from 11 to 46 to undergo the despicable practice of female circumcision. While a departure from past Islamist practice, this move would represent yet another violation of international human...
  • Obama rewarding terror

    07/24/2014 8:31:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2014 | Ed Lasky
    Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live, launches missile attacks against Israelis, uses UNWRA facilities to hide rockets, spreads anti-Semitism and claims of war crimes against Israel, has become unpopular in Gaza, and is losing support in Egypt and the Arab world.  And now the US wants to reward and rescue them with a vast influx of money?
  • Iran Supreme Leader: The Only Solution For Crisis Is Israel’s Destruction

    07/24/2014 7:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2014 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Wednesday that the only solution for the region is the destruction of Israel, and that the armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza. Meanwhile, revolutionary guards announced new missiles which could destroy Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Fars News Agency, a media outlet run by the Iranian state, reported today that Khamenei addressed the conflict in Gaza in a meeting with Iranian college students. “These crimes which are beyond imagination and show the true nature of the wolfish and child killer regime, which the only solution is its destruction,” the ayatollah declared...
  • Isis orders all women and girls in Mosul to undergo FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), says UN

    07/24/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/24/2014 | The Guardian
    The militant group Islamic State (Isis) has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says. The "fatwa" issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Irbil.