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  • Cat Stevens Doing First US Tour Since 1976

    09/16/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 72 replies
    Newser ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced yesterday that he'll do a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the US since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter-century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he converted. The performer of 1970s-era hits "Wild...
  • Will Islam become a peaceful, tolerant religion?

    09/16/2014 11:30:53 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 51 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 16, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The video embedded below presents the views of a Muslim who regrets that the Islamic State, its predecessors and progeny, are Islamic and driven by Islam as it now exists.Zuhdi Jasser, a Muslim, supports the efforts of Hirsi Ali and others who call attention to the horrific actions taken by Islamists (also referred to as "Muslim extremists") in the name of and because of Islam. He rejects efforts by Obama and others to excommunicate the Islamic State, et al, from Islam which -- like the IS, et al, -- is neither peaceful nor tolerant. He hopes that Islam will eventually become peaceful and tolerant. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R2JMR-LKO4] Video...
  • Kerry: We Must 'Put Real Islam Out There'

    09/16/2014 6:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that to counter the ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its claim of a "religious foundation" for its actions, part of the strategy of the international coalition he is attempting to assemble must be to "begin to put real Islam out there." Kerry, in Paris for talks with various world leaders to build that coalition, further said that all of the Arab leaders he had spoken with earlier concurred about their focus on "real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are." The secretary of state recently...
  • 50 Generations of Inbreeding Created the Many Deranged Morons u Now See Chopping Heads on YouTube

    09/16/2014 3:15:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 65 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As you may have heard previously (if you live in the West), Muslim inbreeding is a HUGE problem that nobody in the Islamic world has had the courage to confront -or even acknowledge- due to it's outright endorsement by Muhammed, who led-by-example and married his own first cousin. But the (ongoing) genetic damage to the offspring in such marriages is severe... and naturally, getting worse within any society in which this nonsense is allowed to continue. Of course, the practice of first-cousin-or-closer marriage is banned in civilized, Judeo-Christian countries, as it has been since the days of Moses. Conversely, it was sanctioned...
  • You Believe What You Want to Believe

    09/15/2014 5:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | August 29, 2014 | Gavin McInnes
    I was walking through the Fox News building a while ago and a producer introduced me to a young black man by saying, “This is the engineer you’ll be working with tonight.” We shook hands and the engineer said, “I know who you are. Look, I want you to know, I don’t agree with all your beliefs but I respect you for speaking your mind.” I said “Thanks” because we were in a hurry but what I really wanted to say was, “What beliefs? I’m not a Scientologist. I don’t really have ‘beliefs.’ I have opinions based on the information...
  • Islamic State attracts female jihadis from U.S. heartland

    09/15/2014 3:43:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/15/14 | Alistair Bell
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants' recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have female relatives who have gone missing in the past six weeks and may have tried to join Islamic State, said community leader Abdirizak Bihi. He said that while the reasons for their disappearance were unclear, he had told the families to contact police. In a separate case, a 19-year-old American Somali woman from St. Paul snuck...
  • Walter Williams: Multiculturalism Is a Failure

    09/15/2014 2:31:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 17, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain's ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom's push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain's Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not...
  • Rotherham child-sex victim confronts her alleged abuser in the street... but SHE is arrested

    09/15/2014 2:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2014 | By RICHARD SPILLETT
    * Victim saw man she says abused her walking the town's streets * The now 28-year-old challenged him over claims of grooming and violence * But when police arrived, she was handcuffed and arrested by officers * She was 'shoved into van' by two officers in 'thuggish' arrest, witness says * Police later realised they had been hoping to interview her over claims * She refused to speak to them after she was reportedly pushed against wall A victim of Rotherham's child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her - but was left shocked when she was...
  • Who Are These 'Moderate' Syrians Obama Wants to Support Against ISIS?

    09/15/2014 2:11:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/15/2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    There were few modern democrats among the armed opposition to Assad two years ago. There are far fewer now. So who can Obama trust not to turn Western-supplied weapons against us later? The young rebels and opposition activists gathered in a school to discuss how the northern Syrian town of Al Bab should be governed after the departure of Bashar al Assad’s soldiers were taken aback by the question: “Why aren’t there any women here?” It was the summer of 2012, more than 12 months into the uprising against the Syrian president, and more than a year before Abu Bakr...
  • Ted Cruz puts on display his chilling ignorance

    09/15/2014 1:53:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Times of Oman ^ | September 15, 2014 | James J. Zogby
    My mother was fond of saying, "if you want someone to hear you, you must first listen to them" — know them, understand the questions they are asking, and be sensitive to their concerns. If you do this, she would say, "you will be able to speak with people and not at them". What happens when you don't follow this simple rule of communication was on display during the "In Defence of Christians" conference that was held in Washington from September 9th to the 11th. Addressing an audience of 900 mostly Arab Christians, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched into a...
  • Happy fantasies vs unpleasant realities about Islam

    09/15/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here's an excellent analysis of Islam through the ages and now. It is one of the best I have seen. I do what I do because I am what I am. Dr. Durie lives in Australia and is a life-long adherent to the Anglican religion. He focuses on Islam as it is -- violent and demanding the submission of everyone -- not peaceful and accommodating of others -- as multiculturalists want to believe and to convince others to believe. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfIG3bDVAs] Video linkUntil our citizens, media, "foreign policy" savants and political "leaders" cease their insufferable political correctness, comprehend the realities of Islam and behave in accordance with those...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • If ISIS Is Not Islamic, then the Inquisition Was Not Catholic

    09/15/2014 8:56:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New Republic.com ^ | 09/15/2014 | Jerry A. Coyne
    [SNIP] Well, if ISIS is not Islamic, then the Inquisition was not Catholic. The fact is that there are no defensible criteria for whether a faith is “true,” since all faiths are man-made and accrete doctrine—said to come from God, but itself man-made—that becomes integral to those faiths. Whatever “true faith” means, it doesn’t mean “the right religion: the one whose God exists and whose doctrines are correct.” If that were so, we wouldn’t see Westerners trying to tell us what “true Islam” is. No, if “true” means anything, it must mean “true to some principles.” As far as I...
  • Sharia is here whether we see it as a threat or not

    09/15/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There isn’t any nice way to say this so here goes: A Muslim skunk who owns a Subway sandwich shop denied entry to an American disabled veteran and his service dog. This lowlife piece of garbage, who came to our country from some third world pig sty, decided that our laws covering special treatment for our disabled citizens especially our disabled veterans, mean nothing to him. This creep actually said, “I don’t care,” when a reporter asked the hateful punk if he knew about the regulation covering an exception for service animals in restaurants. This is a case of a...
  • Why America’s Foreign Policy Has Failed, From George W. Bush to Barack Obama, and the Antidote

    09/15/2014 8:36:51 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2014-09-15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    America’s foreign policy is, and has been driven by fatally flawed, intellectually dishonest premises and principles for more than a decade. As a result, since Sept. 11, 2001, our goals, tactics and strategies have ranged from wrong-headed though well intentioned, to wrong-headed and ill intentioned. If America continues to fundamentally misunderstand its enemies, let alone honestly define who they are, it risks losing its position as the world’s preeminent superpower, a calamity the likes of which may spell the end of Western civilization as we know it. President George W. Bush’s crucial first mistake in this author’s view was declaring...
  • SELF-EXAMINATION: Are You to Blame for America’s Demise?

    09/15/2014 8:17:53 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 33 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 15, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    There’s no doubt this column will anger many of you; however, I also think each one of us must occasionally ask ourselves if our beliefs and actions are not contributing to the ultimate demise of our precious nation. Therefore, I have compiled the following list of items that are increasingly responsible for the undermining of America’s great heritage and traditions. These items are not in any particular order. And they are by no means exhaustive. But I must say this: If you truly believe any more than a couple of the things listed below, then you need to dare to...
  • Turkey's New Government: Old Wine in a New Bottle

    09/15/2014 4:10:08 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | September 10, 2014 | Burak Bekdil
    When his ideals fail, Davutoglu does two things: he asserts that they failed not because his vision was wrong but because the world order is wrong, and must be corrected; and he tends to find euphemisms. After the IS took 49 Turks hostage, Davutoglu's deputy minister said that "they were not actually being kept hostage," but "were merely interned." How nice! Perhaps the Turkish consulate personnel are now playing backgammon with IS's backgammon heavyweights. Meanwhile, the standard Turkish official attribution to the IS is that it is "an organization," with careful abstinence of the word "terrorist." Do the Turks think...
  • Ellison tells White House to work with local communities to curb radicalization

    09/14/2014 7:58:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/14/14 | ALLISON SHERRY
    Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, who represents a sizable Muslim community in his Minneapolis district, has a message for Obama administration officials: Work with the locals during this time of unrest in the Middle East. “The most important thing to understand about the Islamic community in Minnesota is it sees itself as part of Minnesota,” said Ellison, who was the first Muslim to be elected to Congress. “We need to work with the local community and build trust with the local community … so it’s important to monitor web traffic and also to engage with the local community in countering violent...
  • Cruelty is Simply a Part of Islam, Says Expert

    09/14/2014 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    Islamic State's head-chopping barbarity is not different from everyday Islamic cruelty, says Prof. Rafi Israeli. Professor Rafi Israeli, an expert on Islam and the Arab world, told Arutz Sheva Sunday that while the world is appalled by Islamic State's decapitation murders of western journalists, we must not forget that Islam kills hundreds of people daily ... Prof. Israeli said that the basis for these acts is the fact that Islam has a basic disregard for human life. “For them it is not sacred, like it is for us.” The Koran, he noted, calls on Muslims to spread terror among their...
  • Obama understands neither war nor Islam

    09/14/2014 11:58:58 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Winston Churchill understood both. Instead of "blood, toil, tears and sweat," Obama offers a coalition of unwilling nations which reject our basic values of freedom. He intends to arm and train "moderate" Islamists who not only reject our basic values but are likely to help the Islamic State and its various cohorts and permutations. Islam is as Islamists doIs Islam the "religion of peace? Here's a video of a debate held nearly three years ago in New York City. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFvklPpGZtA] Video linkWhile arguing that Islam is now peaceful, the debaters so arguing also argued that they hoped it would become so. One even urged those watching the debate to vote...
  • Qatari firm stops Fox Sports from putting Israel on map

    09/14/2014 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/12/2014 01:37 | Herb Keinon
    Jerusalem calls the move 'an unfortunate surrender to economic interests.’ First Fox Sports – Middle East wiped Israel off the map, then – following complaints – it got rid of the map altogether. The sports network broadcasts in Israel, and a weekly schedule can be found online, especially important for American football fans interested in knowing what games will be broadcast on any given Sunday. Up until Thursday morning, the website had a “select your country” button that accessed a drop-down list of 23 countries in the Middle East, from Algeria, through KSA (the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), all the...
  • Digital jihad: ISIS, Al Qaeda Seek A cyber caliphate To Launch Attacks On US

    09/14/2014 10:10:12 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-14-2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    Jamie DettmerFox News Jihadists in the Middle East are ramping up efforts to mount a massive cyber attack on the U.S., with leaders from both Islamic State and Al Qaeda - including a hacker who once broke into former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Gmail account - recruiting web savvy radicals, FoxNews.com has learned. Islamic militants brag online that it is only a matter of time before they manage to pull off a highly disruptive attack on America’s infrastructure or financial system. In addition, Islamic State, the terror group that claims to have established a caliphate across Syria and Iraq,...
  • British PM Cameron: ISIS Are Not Muslims,They Are Monsters

    09/14/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron reacted to ISIS beheading British hostage David Haines calling ISIS "monsters" not "Muslims" and vowing to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS with an “iron determination.”
  • Clarice Feldman: Crazy Things Progressives Believe

    09/14/2014 8:59:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 14, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    These days I live in a state of almost continual amazement, bedazzled by the things progressives believe. Earlier this week the New York Times had to print a correction which is probably the number one all time winner in a long line of their recent corrections: “Correction: September 8, 2014 An earlier version of a summary that appeared with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.” Seriously, someone was hired to and does write for the major progressive publication in America who thought that Dick Cheney had been our president. And what...
  • Should the ISIS Threat Cause America and the West to End All Muslim Immigration?

    09/14/2014 8:37:10 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 64 replies
    Is it possible to justify any further Muslim immigration to the West, given the horrors that Isis has perpetrated? If Moderate Muslim nations exist, why are they not speaking out against the killings of Christians and other religious minorities? How can you explain the fact that highly Westernized Muslims with British and American accents, who have received the best Western education available, are abandoning the West and joining Isis? Isis is not the problem - Islam is the problem. Yesterday it was Al Qaeda, today it is Isis. Tommorrow, the enemies of Christians will come up with another name. But...
  • A Cross in One Hand, a Gun in the Other

    09/14/2014 7:44:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    QAA, Lebanon (AP) -- Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We all know that if they come, they will slit our throats for no reason," said one villager as he drove through the streets of Qaa, an assault rifle resting next to him. Like many Christian villagers, he spoke to The Associated Press only on condition of anonymity, fearing for his safety.
  • Large Majority of Americans Lack Confidence in Obama Mission to Destroy ISIS, Poll Shows

    09/14/2014 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 14, 2014 | BY MARK MURRAY
    Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals in fighting the terrorist group ISIS, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll. The findings come in the wake of President Barack Obama’s national address announcing new measures to combat the Sunni militants. The poll – conducted before the latest execution emerged – showed that a combined 68 percent of Americans say they have “very little” or “just some” confidence that Obama’s goals of degrading and eliminating the threat posed by ISIS will be achieved. Just 28 percent said they had “a...
  • Christian Website Yanks A Column Condemning Islam

    09/14/2014 5:49:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week, Gary Cass, who drives defendchristians.org, contacted me asking if ClashDaily.com would run his piece titled, “I’m Islamaphobic, Are You?” I gave it a read and quickly said, “Heck yeah”, because Cass, like Clash, believes Islam is implacable and must be stomped on like a narc at a biker party. In his sensible screed Gary gave three powerful points on how we must deal with violent Muslim mayhem. Check it out: I confess, I’m “Islamaphobic,” but for very good reasons. My fear is not an irrational fear based on uniformed prejudice; rather it’s an historic, clear-eyed, informed, rational fear....
  • Former Imam: God saved me from torture after Christian conversion

    09/12/2014 6:05:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | CNA
    Kerala, India, Sep 11, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- A former Muslim imam who converted to Christianity believes that God protected him from death threats and torture at the hands of his family members. “The holy Quran converted me to Christianity,” said Mario Joseph, a former imam who shared the story of his conversion and subsequent persecution with the HM Television program “Changing Tracks,” broadcast by the EUK Mamie Foundation run by the Home of the Mother religious community. The English-language interview, first posted in April 2014, now has more than 250,000 views on YouTube. Mario Joseph grew up in...
  • Atheist Bill Maher Defends Christians as Host Charlie Rose Compares Christianity to Islam

    09/13/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Appearing on Charlie Rose's PBS show this week, HBO's "Real Time" host Bull Maher rebuked him for linking Islam to Christianity, defending Christians by saying a vast numbers of them do not believe in violence or treat women as second class citizens. Maher, a self-proclaimed atheist, began by refuting former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean's recent statement that vast numbers of Muslims are not like ISIS in Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda offshoot that seeks to form an Islamic emirate in the Levant region through "jihad." Interrupting Maher, Rose asked, "Behind every Muslim is a future member of some radical?"...
  • The Syrian rebels that Obama is trying to ARM against ISIS have signed NON-AGGRESSION pact

    09/13/2014 3:29:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9-13-14 | soopermexican
    As part of the new phase of maybe-kinda-probably war against ISIS, Obama is seeking to arm the Syrian rebels, hoping they’ll fight against the ravenous terrorists who cut through the Iraqi army like a hot Jihadist knife through butter. There’s just one tiny problem with this strategy – those rebels have signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS: The U.S. backed, Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), have signed a ceasefire agreement with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Rif Dimashq Governate. According to the ceasefire agreement, the two militant groups will not engage in violence with...
  • Pakistan’s troubling rape problem

    09/13/2014 4:48:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 09/08/2014
    There are 1.5 million street kids in Pakistan -- an estimated 90% of them have been sexually abused at some point in their lives. Rape in Pakistan is so common, it’s barely taboo. Last week the Daily Mail interviewed a bus driver from Peshawar who says, after his shift is over, he likes to go into the slums and rape street kids. Sometimes he pays them a dollar. But often he doesn’t – he just joins in a big gang rape. “Once, there was a boy on the bus and everyone had sex with him,” he told the Daily Mail....
  • David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution....

    09/13/2014 3:23:06 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 131 replies
    Mirror ^ | 13 Sep 2014
    News UK News David Haines David Haines 'beheading': Latest updates after ISIS video claiming to show execution of British hostage Sep 13, 2014 23:02 By Steve Robson A new video has been released by militants purporting to show the 44-year-old aid worker being executed The terrain in the new ISIS video appears very similar to the background where Steven Sotloff was beheaded. Based on his appearance and voice, we believe the executioner is also the same - the infamous Jihadi John. The killer, who is believed to be British and has a London accent, was first shown beheading American journalist...
  • Veteran thrown out of Subway restaurant because of service dog

    09/13/2014 2:38:18 PM PDT · by walford · 102 replies
    ABC 13 Houston ^ | September 09, 2014 | Sarah Wallace
    PATERSON, NJ -- A disabled veteran was thrown out of a fast food restaurant because of his service dog. The incident itself is troubling enough, but you won't believe what happened after the Eyewitness News investigators arrived at the restaurant to demand answers. It's one of the most bizarre exchanges Eyewitness News has ever had on a story. Federal law is very clear: Dogs are recognized as service animals and all businesses open to the public, including restaurants, must allow them in. But a U.S. Army veteran says a Subway restaurant in Paterson, New Jersey, blatantly ignored the law, and...
  • Kerry Says Islamic State Is Not Islamic

    09/13/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    US Secretary of State John Kerry challenged ISIL’s definition of itself and insisted that the self-proclaimed Islamic State is not, in fact, Islamic. “I studied Islam in college,” Kerry asserted. “None of the books I read or classes I took mentioned anything about beheading unbelievers or raping women. I’ll stack this up against the mutterings of an uneducated terrorist any day of the week.” Palestinian-Jordanian politician Muhammad Bayoudh Al-Tamimi disagreed with Kerry and maintained that ISIL’s “actions and words stem directly from the Quran and Sunna—two of Islam’s most sacred texts.” A spokesman for ISIL suggested that “perhaps this chattering...
  • Boko Haram Militants Have Surrounded a Major Nigerian City

    09/13/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    VICE News ^ | 9/13/2014 (10:40 AM) | Samuel Oakford
    A month after declaring an Islamic state-like caliphate in Northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram militants have reportedly surrounded the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where residents expect an attack on what could be the group's largest and most symbolic seizure yet. ...
  • Iranian Parliament Discovers Lots and Lots of Gays in Iran

    09/13/2014 11:41:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Well it took a while. “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.“In Iran we do not have this phenomenon,” he continued. “I do not know who has told you we have it.” Fareed Zakaria claimed that Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari was sentenced to prison in part for posting this photo on his Facebook page.And now they’ve been discovered in Iran. (via Religion of Peace) An 82-page document recently issued by Iran’s parliamentary research...
  • The 21 Sikhs of Saragarhi

    09/13/2014 11:09:31 AM PDT · by cold start · 5 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 13 September 2014 | Jaisal Singh
    A small body of Sikhs defended a vital North-West Frontier post against 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai attackers. Yesterday was the 117th anniversary of their heroic effort Britain’s Parliament interrupted proceedings and rose to give a standing ovation on September 12, 1897 to 21 valorous soldiers — all of them Indians, all of them Sikhs — for what was undoubtedly a tremendous act of collective bravery, and one of the greatest ‘last-stands’ in military history, the Battle of Saragarhi. The North-West Frontier of undivided India, now a part of Pakistan known as Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, is a harsh place. Embroiled even today in...
  • ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports (Same people BHO is dealing with)

    09/13/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The World (Huffington) Post / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 12, 2014 | Ryan Grim and Akbar Shahid Ahmed
    As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army. The deal between ISIS and the moderate Syrian...
  • Islam Is The Face Of Evil

    09/13/2014 4:22:19 AM PDT · by Shane · 31 replies
    Renew America ^ | 9/13/14 | Alan Caruba
    "ISIS is not Islamic," said Barack Obama as he gave yet another vapid speech to say what he will or will not do next about the threat of Islam. What he said is both idiotic and a lie. ISIS calls itself the Islamic State. Obama used the word "war" only once, but ISIS is all about war – an Islamic holy war that has been waged since 632 AD. The one person neither named, nor blamed is the so-called prophet, Mohammad, yet everything being done by the jihadists today is being done in his name. In his memoir, "Dreams from...
  • 'I will only come back to Britain to raise the black flag'...

    09/13/2014 3:15:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/11/2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Jihadist Aqsa Mahmood broke her silence yesterday to warn Western Muslims that it’s ‘us against them’ and to ‘pick a side’ in the war.On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Mahmood posted her diatribe in a third instalment of her online ‘Diary of a Muhajirah (immigrant)’ – in which she also said she would only come home to raise the black flag of IS over Britain.She suspended her Twitter account after the Scottish Daily Mail revealed her identity as a Glaswegian private schoolgirl who abandoned her university studies to flee to Syria.Yesterday, using a Tumblr blogging and social networking...
  • UK Muslima, a doctor, happily poses with severed head: “Dream Job”

    09/13/2014 3:07:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/10/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Yet another jihadist gets the crazy idea that “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Obviously only someone who knows nothing about Islam could make a mistake like that.And she is a doctor to boot. Doesn’t Mujahidah bint Usama know that poverty causes terrorism?“Jihadi DOCTOR stands with severed head in her hand as kids look on in horror,” by Sophie Alexander, Daily Star, September 8, 2014: A BRITISH doctor and suspected jihadi holds aloft a severed head while two children look on in horror.The sickening snap is posted...
  • Al Qaeda's New India Branch Bungled Its First Terror Attack With A Raid On The Wrong Ship

    09/13/2014 2:08:22 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    BI - The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-13-2014 | Dean Nelson, The Telegraph
    Dean Nelson, The Telegraph September. 12, 2014 The group established only last week attempted to storm a ship in the Karachi port on the anniversary of 9/11, but reports suggest the mission ended in disaster Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, the new group announced last week by Ayman al-Zawahiri to bolster his flagging fortunes, suffered a setback when three of its fighters were killed and seven arrested in its first ever terror attack. Heavily armed militants attacked a naval dock in Karachi's sea port on Saturday night and targeted what they believed was an American aircraft carrier, but instead found...
  • Maxine Waters: Americans are Bigots for Opposing Sharia Law

    09/13/2014 12:28:37 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | september 12, 2014 | tim brown
    I confess I've been called a bigot for lots of things simply because I have a Christian worldview. I've been called it by atheists, homosexuals and Islamists, but they always use that because they simply cannot defend their positions, and so, they resort to name calling. It shouldn't surprise anyone then that socialist Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) spoke at an Islamic Society of Orange County town hall meeting on the issue of the Constitution and Sharia law. Keep in mind that this town hall meeting took place in 2012, but her words are still relevant today because she and others...
  • "ISIS is not Islamic..." A THOROUGH video debunking of the president's lies!

    09/12/2014 5:57:17 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 24 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 09/12/14 | Steven Crowder
    When Barack Obama says that "ISIS is not Islamic," does he have any clue? Is he lying or just wrong? Video lays it out simply.
  • It depends on the meaning of the word Is………………….lamic

    09/12/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-12-14 | DrJohn
    Ever notice how some things seize Barack Obama emotionally more than others? Notice how Obama listens to some more than others? Obama's speech yesterday was seen by some as a "surrender." “By making such a point about ‘no ground troops,’ the President did two very bad things. First, he reduced the enemy’s uncertainty about our intentions. Second, he gave a global impression that he needed to promise ‘no ground troops’ to the American people because he thinks that otherwise his political position is so weak that he couldn’t get support for an air war. This is a bad mistake: it...
  • Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

    09/12/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on Wednesday. About the second point reasonable people can quibble. The terrorist army that calls itself the Islamic State is certainly trying to build a state -- and not just a state, but a super state or caliphate. They're not there yet; their delivery of social services seems spotty at best, though they do collect taxes...
  • It’s Not a Misnomer: The Islamic State has EVERYTHING to do with Islam

    09/12/2014 7:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/12/2014 | Andrew McCarthy
    When you are dealing with an administration whose officials look you in the eye and tell you the Muslim Brotherhood is a “largely secular” organization, it’s tempting to laugh off the idiocy spouted by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry about how the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. We should resist the temptation, though, because there is a dangerous purpose behind the laughable assertion. Obviously, Bing West and Daniel Pipes are correct that the terrorist group is entirely Islamic. As I’ve been arguing here more times and for more years than I care to...
  • Obama, the Islamic State and Islam, the enemy which shall not be named.

    09/12/2014 5:51:48 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Islam is the greatest threat to the civilized world. Obama denies that it is any threat and maintains that it is peaceful.Minutes into His address to the nation (full text here) on the eve of two September 11 attacks, one in 2001 and another in 2012, Obama stated: Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war...
  • ISIS Plans To Invade United States Through Mexico, But Drug Cartels Could Fight Back

    09/11/2014 11:53:11 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 17 replies
    ISIS militants have reportedly been talking about invading the United States through the border with Mexico, a United States official warned this week. Speaking before a Senate committee, the under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security said militants have been caught on social media discussing ways to infiltrate the United States. “There have been Twitter and social-media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” said Francis Taylor in response to a question from Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican. Taylor added that the ISIS invasion talk wasn’t too much...