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  • ‘I yelled for help and they spat at me,’ says victim of Jerusalem attack

    10/04/2015 3:07:54 PM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Oct 4 , 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Adele Banita gives harrowing account of terror assault in which her husband Aharon and Old City resident Nehemia Lavi were murdered, and she was badly wounded
  • Saudi Arabia Offers to Build 200 Mosques for Syrians in Germany

    Why will the Saudis build 200 mosques for these "refugees", yet won't take a single one in? Saudi Arabia, which doesn't permit the construction of churches but finances a mosque construction spree in the land of the infidel, will not be taking in Syrian refugees. Even though they are fellow Muslims. It will however offer to build 200 mosques in Germany for their use. ... Saudi mosques have played a key role in the rise of Islamic terrorism in the West. Just think of the explosive wonders that something short of a million migrants and all the mosques they can...
  • CRUZ: We Need to Address the Cause of the Migrant Crisis (caused by radical Islamic terrorism)

    09/08/2015 9:20:07 PM PDT · by Isara · 30 replies ^ | 09/08/15
    Radical Islamic terrorism is tearing communities apart from Libya to Iraq and SyriaHOUSTON, Texas — Today, U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding the migrant crisis caused by radical Islamic terrorism in Northern Africa and the Middle East:“The migrant crisis from the Middle East and North Africa demands our urgent attention. The United States has a long history of response to humanitarian disasters and this should be no exception. Our immediate role should be to support our regional allies who are on the front lines through public and private assistance to the international organizations who are best poised...
  • At least six Syrians killed after Israeli military responds to rocket strikes

    08/21/2015 5:26:35 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 14 replies
    THE TELEGRaph ^ | 21 Aug 15 | Robert Tait
    Israeli strikes on Syria left up to six people died on Friday as Israel escalated its military response to four rockets landing on its territory a day earlier. Up to five men were killed in a car after it was struck while travelling near the frontier of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the Syrian army said, in what appeared to be a second wave of Israeli retaliatory action following a series of late night raids on Thursday. Syrian state television said the strike had killed "five unarmed civilians", but hte UK-based Syrian Conservatory for Human Rights said the...
  • Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’

    08/20/2015 7:15:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Aug, 20 2015
    Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’ Smoke rises during fighting in the Druze village of Khadr in Syria "Israel has pounded with artillery and launched airstrikes against 14 Syrian military positions in Golan Heights, holding Damascus responsible for failing to prevent a rocket attack on Israeli territory which the IDF pinned on an “Iran funded Islamic Jihad” group. .... IDF also targeted Syrian 137th Regiment near Damascus. “We attacked with tanks, artillery, and one target from the air... We attacked several kilometers into Syria, five or six sites with multiple targets within each...
  • The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan

    08/20/2015 4:49:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 20 replies
    DEBKA ^ | August 20, 2015
    The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan "Israel’s top government and military went on a high level of preparedness Tuesday, Aug. 18 in expectation of the first terrorist attack to be orchestrated by Iran from Syrian or Lebanese borders. ... Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah officers were building a new terrorist network raising Israeli suspicions that one of their plans was to seize an Israeli location or part of one and try and hold out against an Israeli counter-offensive of tanks and assault helicopters. .. three radical terrorist movements staff the...
  • 13 confirmed dead as suicide bomber attacks Saudi Arabian mosque

    08/06/2015 6:16:29 AM PDT · by 2banana · 36 replies
    The Independent | 06 August 2015 | Caroline Mortimer
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  • Watch: News Anchor Gets Fed Up With Obama, Says What Everyone’s Thinking In EPIC Rant

    07/22/2015 3:58:04 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 22, 2015 | James Beattie
    Tomi Lahren, the anchor of On Point with Tomi Lahren on One America News Network (OANN), ended her program Saturday by excoriating President Obama for not affirming the attack in Chattanooga was the result of “radical Islam” and not “workplace violence.” Lahren, originally from Rapid City, S.D., was given the opportunity to host a show on OANN at 22-years-old last September after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “Four United States Marines are now dead,” Lahren said. “Climate change didn’t kill them. Lack of free community college didn’t kill them. The income gap, wage inequality — nope, not...
  • No explanation by Obama on flags not lowered to half-staff for Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/21/15 | Tritten
    WASHINGTON — The White House provided no explanation Monday amid questions over why the president had not ordered flags across the nation to half-staff in the wake of a Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting that killed five servicemembers. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama offered condolences last week and may speak to veterans at VFW conference Tuesday about the shooting, but he had no further comment. Obama has issued presidential proclamations that lowered flags at federal facilities and military bases after many mass shootings, including attacks at the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood in Texas, and Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut....
  • Face reality: Many Muslims support ISIS

    06/16/2015 7:00:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 16, 2015 | Tarek Fatah
    In the last week of May, the Qatar-based Arabic news network Al-Jazeera polled its Arabic-language audience on the question: “Do you support the victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in your region?” The results were shocking. Of the 56,881 Arabic-speaking respondents, a whopping 81% voted yes. The results of this online survey may not be scientific. But they do provide anecdotal evidence of what many see as a rise in the support of Islamism in the Arab Middle East, among Muslims in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, and in the diaspora in Britain and France. On Monday, a...
  • ISIS-trained man arrested in U.S., DOJ says

    04/16/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 91 replies
    SCRIPPS ^ | 04/16/15 | SCRIPPS
    A Columbus, Ohio man whom the Department of Justice says trained with ISIS in Syria and was planning a terror attack here has been arrested in the U.S., according to reports.
  • At Least 70 [Christians] Dead As Hostages Taken At [Kenyan] College [by Islamic terrorists]

    04/02/2015 11:14:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 2, 2015
    Militants say they have released all Muslims but are "holding many Christians alive" after storming a university in Kenya. Hostages have been taken by masked terrorists who have killed at least 70 people after storming a university in eastern Kenya, the country's interior minister said. Two police officers are among the dead following heavy gunfire and explosions in a campus building at Garissa University. At least 79 others have been wounded. Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery claimed the siege was almost over. "We are mopping up the area," he told reporters. Somalia's al Shabaab militant group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Is London rapper Jihadi George? Hip-hop artist turned may have been one of the so-called ‘Beatles’

    03/19/2015 12:07:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/19/2015 | By OLLIE GILLMAN
    * Londoner Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary could be Jihadi George, expert says * Bary believed to be part of ISIS hostage-taking cell known as the 'Beatles' * He may have travelled to Syria with Jihadi John - Mohammed Emwazi * The terrorists lived just streets away from each other in west London * Bary was a rising talent in London's hip-hop scene before he fled country * Previously thought to be Jihadi John because of his similar facial features A London rapper who fled to Syria could be Jihadi George - the second of the ISIS hostage-taking cell known as 'The...
  • Tunis museum attack: 19 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

    03/18/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 80 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 3-18-2015 | UKG
    At least 19 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo national museum – one of the country’s leading tourist attractions in the capital, Tunis – sparking a three-hour hostage siege. Tunisia’s prime minister, Habib Essid, said on Wednesday afternoon that 17 of the dead were foreigners – from Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland – calling the attack a cowardly assault targeting the economy. Three hours after the attack started at about midday local time (11am GMT), an interior ministry spokesman said two gunmen had been killed, as well as one security officer, and that all...
  • Netanyahu Suggests Kerry 'Charmed' By Iranian Foreign Minister: Will MSM Notice?

    03/03/2015 10:07:29 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In today's speech, Benjamin Netanyahu took a not-so-subtle shot at John Kerry: will the MSM notice? The Israeli PM otherwise went out of his way to be bi-partisan, finding ways to praise President Obama and even Harry Reid. But Kerry came in for a stinging swipe when Netanyahu said "last year, the same [Iranian foreign minister] Zarif, who charms Western diplomats, laid a wreath at the grave of Imad Mughniyeh. Imad Mughniyeh is the terrorist mastermind who spilled more American blood [at the Beirut Marine barracks bombing] than any other terrorist besides Osama bin Laden. I'd like to see someone...
  • Jihadi John: 'Radicalised' by Britain (UPSIDE-DOWN! Sympathy for Poor Jihadi John!?)

    02/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 25 replies
    CAGE UK ^ | Thursday 26 February 2015 | CAGE UK
    Since 2001, the British authorities have systematically shifted the spotlight away from its foreign policy and its security agencies by placing blame for violence at home and abroad solely on Muslims. British security services have systematically engaged in the harassment of young Muslims, rendering their lives impossible and leaving them with no legal avenue to redress their situation. A Washington Post correspondent contacted CAGE regarding a story she was working on. CAGE Research Director, Asim Qureshi met with the journalist, where she inquired about the name Mohammad Emwazi. Qureshi went away with that information and checked CAGE’s files, revealing that...
  • 'Jihadi John' Killer from islamic State Beheading Videos named by Media

    02/26/2015 4:27:20 AM PST · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Yaho0 oews ^ | February 36, 2015 | Reuters via Yahoo
    LONDON (Reuters) - The "Jihadi John" killer who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, the Washington Post newspaper said.
  • Activist: ISIS holds 150 Christian hostages, will threaten to kill them

    02/25/2015 11:09:05 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 25, 2015 | By Laura Smith-Spark and John Vause, CNN
    (CNN)ISIS is holding many more Assyrian Christians hostage than previously thought -- and it is reportedly planning to release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them. Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, told CNN that the extremist group is now believed to have 150 hostages, citing the latest information from the network's team on the ground. Initial estimates put the number seized at between 70 and 100 people, among them women, children and the elderly. The video message will be directed to President Barack Obama and other members of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Edward said from...
  • Homeland Security: Secure the borders, secure the nation, remain armed and ready!

    02/23/2015 11:59:51 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    February 23, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    Mandatory steps in securing our nation and our homes and neighborhoods from Islamic Terrorist attacks: 1) Quit pouring money down the federal drain to use in setting up unconstitutional restrictions on the people (shutter the DHS). 2) Enforce the immigration laws. Secure the borders! 3) Quit trying to disarm the people. Abolish all so-called "gun-free" zones which are in reality killing fields by invitation. 4) We the people need to enforce our second amendment rights: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not...
  • Free Speech is the Best Weapon to Combat Extremism

    02/22/2015 12:01:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 22, 2015 | Zachary Huffman
    In Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times, President Obama previewed his address on violent extremism by saying that, “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.”President Obama could not be more correct in this statement.However, he also nearly half the world’s countries, intellectuals, journalists, and bloggers face a constant threat of punishment if their works are deemed blasphemous or insulting to religions or moral standards. In some nations where blasphemy and apostasy laws are taken most seriously such as Pakistan and Iran, these crimes carry extreme penalties like lifetime...
  • ISIS Turns to Chemical Weapons As It Loses Ground in Iraq

    02/22/2015 12:05:52 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 54 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | BY RIYADH MOHAMMED, The Fiscal Times
    A few weeks ago, the US Central Command announced that an air raid had killed an ISIS chemical weapon expert in Mosul. The ISIS operative, Iraqi engineer Mahmoud al-Sabawi, used to work at Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons program before he joined al-Qaeda in Iraq after the 2003 US led invasion. The idea that ISIS terrorists have access to chemical weapons brings back images of the genocide inflicted on the Kurds by Saddam Hussein in the late 1980’s. The Halabja Massacre killed up to 5,000 and injured between 7,000 and 10,000 more. If ISIS jihadists have a stash of chemical weapons,...
  • New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

    02/22/2015 11:54:11 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2015 | By Yousuf Basil and Holly Yan, CNN
    (CNN)ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages. The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers were captured by ISIS. CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video. But it shows at least 21 men in orange outfits hauled in the cages atop the beds of pickup trucks. A man with a microphone bearing the ISIS logo interviews some of the captives, who say they are Peshmerga soldiers. Most of those interviewed say they are from Kirkuk. The prisoners, under duress, call on their fellow...
  • Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks

    02/22/2015 5:59:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies
    IBT ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Angelo Young
    Somali Terrorist Group Targets Western Shopping Malls In Call For Lone Wolf Attacks By Angelo Young The al Qaeda branch in Somalia released a video Saturday celebrating the September 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed 60 people in a four-day siege. In the 66-minute video, unleashed on Twitter in both English and Arabic, al-Shabab called for attacks on specific targets in the U.S., Canada and Britain. “If just a handful of mujahedeen [militant jihadists] fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week, just imagine what the dedicated mujahedeen could do...
  • Somalia Extremists Urge Attacks on US Shopping Malls [Islamic terrorism comes to America]

    02/22/2015 11:06:42 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    NYT ^ | February 22, 2015 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG — A video purported to be by Somalia's al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. In the video, released late Saturday, the extremist group again said its September 2013 attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, was in reprisal for Kenyan military involvement in Somalia. Sixty-seven people died in the attack. The video, using footage from major news organizations, showed the assault on the mall. The masked narrator of the 76-minute video warned of more attacks in Kenya and concluded by calling on Muslims to attack...

    02/21/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Last week, President Barack Obama sparked outrage when he declared that the root cause of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism is not radical Islam but poverty. “We have to address grievances terrorists exploit, including economic grievances,” said Obama. However, as terrorism experts explain, a vast percentage of Islamic terrorists come from middle-class backgrounds, wealthy families, or have impressive educational pedigrees. CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen says many of the world’s most notorious terrorists came from affluence and education: Osama bin Laden: son of a Saudi construction magnate who attended Saudi Arabia’s top high school and best university. Mohamed Atta: ringleader...

    02/21/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 20, 2015 | By DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    By allowing ideology to trump good national security practice, the administration’s recent summit on “Violent Extremism” has empowered America’s enemies. Friday saw the close of the of the three-day international summit on violent extremism hosted by the White House. Coming as it did just a just after the release of ISIS/Islamic State videos on the immolation of Lt Kassasbeh, the Jordanian Royal Air Force pilot, and the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians, and the reported death of another US hostage, the timing allowed it potentially to be a perfect platform for a muscular response to the barbarity of the Islamic...
  • ISIS name giving terror license to loose, growing network of offshoots

    02/20/2015 1:23:03 PM PST · by OKSooner · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – Islamic State "affiliates" seem to be emerging at an alarming rate, giving the sense of an expanding terror network with satellites all over the world. But a closer look, according to analysts, shows these ISIS offshoots are likely operating without much coordination with the Islamic State core. It doesn't make them any less dangerous, but helps explain how a group President Obama described just one year ago as "JV" has established a presence in nearly a dozen countries. Unlike Al Qaeda, which in its prime was operationally stronger and had a better communication network with its affiliates, the...
  • How ISIS makes (and takes) money

    02/20/2015 11:28:58 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Ashley Fantz, CNN
    (CNN)The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has crude, stomach-turning tactics when it comes to dealing with its enemy, but experts say that its moneymaking methods are highly sophisticated, especially for such a new terror group. Here's a look at how ISIS has made (and taken) millions: Oil production and smuggling ISIS makes between $1 million and $2 million each day from oil sales, numerous sources tell CNN. The oil comes mostly from refineries and wells that ISIS controls in northern Iraq and northern Syria. The militants smuggle oil into southern Turkey, for example, and sell it to people who...
  • Islamist Enclaves Spread To Texas — Base Camps For ISIS?

    02/20/2015 9:56:21 AM PST · by raptor22 · 65 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 20, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ihad Enclaves: With names like Islamberg and Mahmoudberg, some 22 of what the FBI calls "enclaves" have been established across the U.S. by a group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra. The specter of 21 Christians being murdered "on the shores of Tripoli" in Libya where U.S. Marines first encountered Muslim forces — the Barbary pirates — and threats by the Islamic State against Rome show how President Obama's "JV team" has metastasized as a global threat. And, yes, it can happen here. The Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one...
  • Obama’s Own Prayer Breakfast Words Echoed By ISIS In Gruesome Christian Beheadings Video

    02/20/2015 8:22:27 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 16, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    Obama's argument is part of ISIS' justification for merciless jihad. Within hours of the release of a horrific ISIS video showing the gruesome beheading of 21 Coptic Christians, Egypt launched retaliatory airstrikes against Islamic State targets in neighboring Libya where the mass murders apparently occurred. The bombings of ISIS training camps and weapons storage facilities, according to a report on Inquisitr, were Egypt’s first official foreign military action in some 24 years. The ISIS video graphically showing the beheadings of the helpless Christian captives has reportedly been confirmed as authentic by the Coptic Church. In that unspeakably horrible video, an...
  • Obama’s elementary errors on Islam

    02/20/2015 6:13:14 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 20, 2015 | By Amir Taheri
    ‘This is not true Islam,” President Obama has again insisted of the Islamic State and other terror groups. That he doesn’t realize this is not for him to say is only one of his elementary errors here. The three-day White House conference on “violent extremism” exposed anew Obama’s inability or unwillingness to understand the challenge of Islamist terrorism, let alone to lead the fight against it. The conference was billed as a global event bringing together people of different views from more than 60 countries. In practice, however, it acted more as an echo chamber for Obama’s politically correct approach....
  • ISIS Threatens Europe

    02/20/2015 12:56:15 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 19, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    The headline in the UK newspaper, The Independent, says it all: Libya civil war: Italy ready to train anti-Isis forces to protect its own borders. Europe is getting scared of ISIS, especially Italy, whose southern islands are only 185 miles from the coast of Libya, where ISIS recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the beach. It doesn’t help that ISIS recently threatened to conquer Rome. With the historical record showing that ISIS typically lives up to its threats, I can understand why the Italians are worried. Couple the threat of being conquered with the reality of terrorists living amongst you...
  • VOX: Obama should stop pretending Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam

    02/19/2015 4:10:00 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    VOX ^ | February 19, 2015 | by Max Fisher
    President Obama does not have an easy line to walk when it comes to discussing Islamist extremism. On the one hand, the US is at war with ISIS, an Islamist extremist group, which has murdered American citizens; it has been fighting al-Qaeda ever since it murdered thousands on September 11. Americans are understandably concerned and want to hear that their commander in chief understands the threat of Islamist extremism and takes it seriously. On the other, Obama is clearly wary of worsening the wave of Islamophobia that ISIS has inspired in the US. Unduly emphasizing the role of religion could...
  • Why Can't White House Just Say ISIS Beheaded Christians?

    02/17/2015 3:38:48 PM PST · by raptor22 · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 17, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    errorism: As in Paris, where the White House insists four Jews in a kosher market were randomly selected for slaughter, the statement condemning IS beheading 21 Egyptians omits a key fact: all were Christians. Speaking of the Chapel Hill, N.C., murder of three Muslims, President Obama, as his FBI began an investigation into whether it was a "hate crime," issued a statement saying that "no one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship." Indeed not. Yet, we could find no such sentiment or statement...
  • Obama Calls for Expansion of Human Rights to Combat Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:42:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday called on nations around the world to expand human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue as they struggle to combat a spate of terrorism that has recently struck places as far afield as Australia, Canada and Europe. In an address to world leaders on the final day of his summit on violent extremism, Mr. Obama said that poverty and political grievances fuel alienation that can lead to bursts of killing like those seen in Paris, Copenhagen, Sydney and Ottawa. In addition to building up security forces, he said nations must “put an end to...

    02/19/2015 10:34:49 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration refuses to back Egypt’s attacks against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL), which were launched after the jihadist group savagely beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. On Wednesday, a reporter asked Rear Adm. John Kirby, the outgoing Pentagon press secretary, “Do you support Egypt’s right to bomb ISIS targets in the wake of the Christian Coptics being killed?” “We aren’t taking a position here in the Pentagon on these recent strikes by Egypt…we weren’t notified ahead of time. We didn’t participate or support them in any way, and we’re not taking a position on it,” said the press...
  • Obama says world should address ‘grievances’ that terrorists exploit

    02/19/2015 6:35:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON – President Obama defended his administration’s approach to the terror threat at a White House summit Wednesday, standing by claims that groups like the Islamic State do not represent Islam -- as well as assertions that job creation could help combat extremism. Obama, addressing the Washington audience on the second day of the summit, said the international community needs to address “grievances” that terrorists exploit, including economic and political issues. He stressed that poverty alone doesn’t cause terrorism, but “resentments fester” and extremism grows when millions of people are impoverished. “We do have to address the grievances that terrorists...

    02/18/2015 3:29:37 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2015 | By Pam Key
    Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., while commenting on controversy over the Obama administration’s refusal to call ISIS radical Islamic terrorists, Attorney General Eric went after Fox News Channel for even discussing it. Holder said, “We spend more time, more time, talking about what do you call it, as opposed to what are you going to do about it. I mean really, if Fox News didn’t talk about this, they would have nothing else to talk about, it seems to me. Radical Islam, Islamic extremism, I’m not sure an awful lot is gained by saying it. It...
  • ‘Islamic extremism’ off limits at White House terrorism summit

    02/17/2015 5:49:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 17, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — The White House will kick off a three-day summit Tuesday on combating violent extremism on social media — but the administration won’t focus on Islamic extremism and won’t even mention the term. “You can call them what you want; we’re calling them terrorists,” a senior Obama administration official said Monday. The determination not mention to Islam or Muslims comes as ISIS continues its murderous spree in the name of Islam, most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.
  • Barnicle: We Can't Call It Radical Islam 'Because We're The Crusaders'

    02/17/2015 4:31:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe with a protracted and impassioned plea for America—and in particular President Obama—to call out radical Islam by name. Mika Brzezinski was dubious, citing unspecified "difficult times" in the past when presidents used the wrong language. But taking Mika's misgivings a giant step further, Mike Barnicle flatly declared that we can't call radical Islam by name because "we're the Crusaders." View the video here.
  • Captured Islamic State suicide bomber: 'I'm so sorry' (Video)

    02/16/2015 9:49:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 2-16-2015
    A captured Islamic State suicide bomber has told the BBC that the group actively recruits teenagers as young as 14 to carry out attacks in Iraq. The bomber was caught in Baghdad, where security is improving as Islamic State (IS) is pushed back from areas around the city. John Simpson reports from Iraq's capital city on its new found optimism.
  • Schultz: We're In a 'Religious War,' Haven't Been 'Strong Enough,' Must Consider Ground Troops

    02/16/2015 2:55:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Holy schnikes: was that really Ed Schultz, or has the soul of Norman Schwarzkopf suddenly assumed control of the MSNBC host's body? On his show this afternoon, Schultz—discussing the latest ISIS outrages—stunningly declared that we are in a "religious war" in which we haven't been "strong enough," and repeatedly raised the possibility that ground troops might be necessary. View the video here.
  • Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America now global

    02/10/2015 9:52:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/15 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome to a coming free West run by Obama hand-picked obots where the term ‘Islamic terrorism’ now lost in America will be totally removed from the lexicon of the world. Lib-left world ‘leaders’ , soft as fleece on Islamic terrorism, go out of their way to hide the meaning of Islamic terrorism under a wooly blanket called “extremism”. The upside-down world they create leans heavily on projection and distortion in which they add insult to injury by smearing their perceived dissidents as “extremists” and watch with glee as the mainstream media repeat the smears. As bad as it is, count...
  • Obama Calls Terror Attack on Paris Jews ‘Random’ Shooting

    02/09/2015 1:02:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/15 | Joel B. Pollack
    President Barack Obama has called the terror attack on Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris last month an act of random violence, rather than a terror attack or an antisemitic attack. Obama’s remark appears in an interview with Matt Yglesias of The president calls the attackers “violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” He elides past the religion of the attackers or the victims in an attack that claimed four innocent lives. Obama was responding to a sympathetic question by Yglesias about whether “the media sometimes overstates...
  • Obama’s Crusades - How did that line end up in his speech?

    02/09/2015 5:01:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    "....Something I have asked myself: Does he really believe what he says, or is it all just for political effect, to send conservatives into a tizzy, eat up the airwaves, and keep us off-balance? He must have known how ridiculous, how unintelligent, and how offensive his comments were going to sound, correct? There’s a pause after he delivers the Crusades remark, you can see it below, and I just wonder, did he know that this was a stupid thing to say? I hope so, I really do. Maybe he was just caught up in the moment, already committed to the...
  • White House defends Prayer Breakfast remarks about the Crusades

    02/06/2015 1:07:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 6, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    The White House on Friday defended President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast after he was widely lambasted by conservatives for bringing up acts done in Christianity's name amid a discussion of modern-day terrorist threats. Americans should hold themselves "up to our own values and our own standards," deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said aboard the president's flight to Indianapolis, where Obama is speaking at a community college, according to the pool report. Obama believes that "when we fall short of that, we need to be honest with ourselves," Schultz said, noting Obama's "belief in American exceptionalism." “The president...
  • Islamic State’s Killing of Jordanian Pilot Sparks Mideast Outrage

    02/04/2015 10:35:04 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | February 4, 2015 | By NOUR MALAS
    Brutal Tactics of Militant Group Have Startled Arab Nations BEIRUT—Outrage spread across the Arab world after the release of a video by Islamic State said to show the burning to death of a captive Jordanian pilot, raising alarm in the region over the militant group’s brutal tactics and startling Arab governments involved in the military campaign against it. The 22-minute video begins with footage of Jordanian involvement in a U.S.-led military coalition against Islamic State. It then shows what appears to be First Lt. Muath al-Kasasbeh describing Jordan’s military operations before he is burned alive inside a cage. Jordan’s government...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Administration's Epidemic Speech Tic

    02/01/2015 11:17:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Except for Buenos Aires and the Upper East Side of New York, my corner of Washington, D.C. has the highest ratio of psychiatrists and psychologists per neurasthenic in the world. We also have the country’s most successful independent bookstore, where the shrinks, lawyers and political geniuses that populate our neighborhood hawk their books to each other. And me. Well, I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks to add to the collection, which is taking over all four floors of our house. Having been mesmerized by the Food Section review of Elizabeth Warren’s latest, Sioux Sous Vide in this week’s...
  • ‘Foist-a-phobia’ mainstream media coined the term ‘Islamophobia’

    01/20/2015 4:30:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    You don’t have to be right wing to be against the rape, enslavement, stoning, throwing gays from rooftops, crucifying, burying alive, and beheadings by radical Islamic terrorists Question: If there is, as Barack Obama and many ‘world leaders’ contend, no such thing as Islamic terrorism, how then can there possibly be such a thing as ‘‘Islamophobia’? All those video-taped beheadings you see on the Net are in your overactive imagination. Balking, blogging, and speaking out against them in any way, lands you in the Islamophobia category. Resistance is futile when the mainstream media gangs up with Big Government against the...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...