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  • France airs video of Paris terrorist blowing himself up

    04/27/2016 11:46:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    Ny post ^ | April 26, 2016
    Video of an ISIS terrorist blowing himself up in a Paris cafe during last November’s attacks on the city was shown for the first time on French TV Sunday night. Sky News reported that the closed-circuit footage shows Brahim Abdeslam, 31, detonate a suicide belt inside the Comptoir Voltaire restaurant on the night of Nov. 13. The footage was broadcast on the French television station M6, which aired it as part of a program called “Zone Interdit” (“Forbidden Zone”). In the video, Abdeslam enters the cafe, which is packed with diners, and walks toward an empty table. He then stops...
  • 'Hijab Day' at Paris university divides opinion

    04/20/2016 8:28:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    yahoo ^ | April 20, 2016 | Fran BLANDY,, Laetitia BERAUD
    Students at an elite Paris university sparked fierce debate Wednesday by inviting classmates to wear the Muslim veil for a day in a bid to "demystify" a practice that is highly divisive in France. Students at Sciences Po urged women to take part in Hijab Day "if you too think all women should have the right to dress as they wish and have their choice respected". France is grappling with rising Islamophobia after a wave of terror attacks by jihadists, and the students' Facebook page said that those agreeing to put on the veil would "experience the stigmatisation experienced by...
  • Air France plane lands in Iran for first time in 8 years

    04/17/2016 8:56:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2016-04-18 | (AFP News Wires)
    The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran for eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. However, sanctions have been lifted under an accord with world powers that has now been in force for three months. […] Frederic Gagey, the airline’s chief executive, spoke of its “great pride in returning to Iran”. However, resumption of the service caused controversy in France after unions said the airline sent an internal...
  • Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

    04/16/2016 8:22:27 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 8 2016 | AP
    Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty A record number of more than 130 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, the United Nations said on Thursday. [ ] The UN said signatures from over 130 countries, including more than 60 heads of state and government, would surpass the previous record of 119 signatures on the opening day for signing an international agreement. That record is held by the opening day signing of the Law of the...
  • Why You Should Mourn Implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement

    04/07/2016 8:06:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    The climate agreement reached in Paris last December will become effective on Earth Day, (Friday, April 22) with a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. We’ll all hear of heroic world leaders who joined together in Paris to ensure the planet’s survival. The Obama administration will try to enforce the agreement (which meets all the legal criteria of a treaty though the President chooses not to call it that to evade Senate disapproval) by imposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial “Clean Power Plan” (CPP), which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants by...
  • Richard Dawkins Mocks Idea that Terrorist Attacks Against Christians Have Nothing to Do With Islam

    04/06/2016 7:42:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 39 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 3/30/16 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has once again slammed the media for claiming that the atrocities carried out against Christians by Islamic extremists have "nothing to do with religion" following the attack that killed 70 Pakistani Christians, mostly women and children, on Easter Sunday in Lahore. On Tuesday, the 75-year-old "God Delusion" author took to Twitter to offer a brief commentary on the recent tragedy: "Pak bomb kills 72," he wrote, and quoted the perpetrators of the attack as stating, "We have carried out this attack to target Christians who were celebrating Easter." "Ah, nothing to do with religion, then," Dawkins...
  • HOW DID WE END UP HERE? (Charlie Hebdo editorial finally blames Islam)

    04/04/2016 5:22:42 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    charliehebdo.fr ^ | 30/03/2016 | Charlie Hebdo
    HOW DID WE END UP HERE? Par Charlie Hebdo - 30/03/2016 For a week now, experts of all kinds have been trying to understand the reasons for the attacks in Brussels. An incompetent police force? Unbridled multiculturalism? Youth unemployment? Uninhibited Islamism? The causes are numerous beyond counting and everyone will naturally choose the one that suits best their own convictions. Law and Order fans will denounce the haplessness of the police. Xenophobes will blame immigration. Sociologists will rehash the evils of colonialism. Urban-planners will point to the evils of ghettoisation. Take your pick. In reality, the attacks are merely the...
  • Disneyland worker found dead in haunted house

    04/04/2016 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 04, 2016 | SkyNews
    Police are investigating after a member of staff at Disneyland Paris was reportedly found dead in the theme park's haunted house. The 45-year-old technician is thought to have been electrocuted in the Phantom Manor on Saturday morning between 8am and 9am, just before the park opened to the public. The employee is believed to have been working on lighting at the attraction, which was immediately closed. The ride features zombies, a ghostly dog and a skeletal bride and promises to turn visitors' stomachs with a series of "ghastly goings-on".
  • EU 'too clunky to copy German anti-terror model'

    04/04/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Apr 2016 10:36 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Trying to bring all of Europe’s security forces under one roof to fight terrorism would be more trouble than it’s worth, Germany’s Interior Minister said on Sunday. “A European counter-terror center would have to bring together 28 states with innumerable authorities… transferring the German model to Europe would hardly work,” (Thomas) de Maizičre told Tagesspiegel am Sonntag. Germany’s Public Prosecutor General Peter Frank and the German Police Union (DPolG) had previously called for the EU to copy Germany’s joint terror defense center after it emerged that European countries had not shared intelligence that could have helped stop attacks in Brussels...
  • Foreign fighters are evading Europe's security net

    04/02/2016 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2016 9:05 AM EDT | Lorne Cook and Dominique Soguel
    When Ibrahim El Bakraoui blew himself up in the Brussels Airport check-in area, killing and maiming scores of travelers, it was at least the third time he had passed unimpeded through an airport terminal in recent months. Suspected by Turkey of being a “foreign terrorist fighter” and known at home in Belgium as an ex-con wanted for parole violations, Bakraoui was still allowed to board a commercial airliner unaccompanied last summer, flying freely from Istanbul to the Netherlands and disappearing without a trace. The ease with which he did so raises questions about how much governments know about the movements...
  • Operation James Taylor – The West’s War on ISIS

    03/30/2016 8:34:09 PM PDT · by pboyington · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    A perfect storm is brewing… A perfect storm of feckless, idiotic liberal world leaders, disarmed, politically correct populations in Europe, a POTUS who is retired on active duty, a US military on the verge of a Number One crack up and ISIS, which is SEMTEX-ing, AK-47-ing, beheading, raping and marauding its way across the Middle East and Western Europe. Watching Obama, Kerry, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Hillary is like time traveling back to the Peace in Our Time days of 1930’s Europe. But, even Neville Chamberlain drew the line after the German invasion of Poland and asked Parliament for a...
  • French Muslim Arrested in Imminent Islamic Terror Attack

    03/24/2016 6:47:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/24/16 | Pamela Geller
    This is now the norm. Paris police arrest man in “advanced stages” of plotting terror attack. The French interior minister said Thursday that a French man who was in the advanced stages of carrying out a terror attack has been arrested, according to The Associated Press.The man was captured during raids in Argenteuil, a suburb the northern outskirts of Paris. “French national arrested in suspected terror plot,” By Dana Ford, CNN, March 24, 2016:French police carry out an anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, outside Paris It “no tangible link” to the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, official says(CNN)Authorities have...
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem. […] “And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…” At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • Paris attacks: terrifyingly fatal layers of resources and tactics

    03/20/2016 5:35:00 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 10 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 5/20/2016 | ukmini Callimachi, Alissa J Rubin, Laure Fouquet
    Investigators found crates’ worth of disposable cellphones, used and discarded after being meticulously scoured of email data. All around Paris, they found traces of consistent and improved bomb-making materials. And they began sketching in the details of a multilayered terrorist attack that evaded detection or prevention until much too late. In the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks on November 13th, French investigators came face to face with the reality that they had missed the signs that the Islamic State was able to mount large and sophisticated international terrorist strikes. Now, the arrest on Friday of Salah Abdeslam, the...
  • Fugitive Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam captured in anti-terror raid, officials tell AP

    03/18/2016 11:15:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2016 | Greg Palkot/AP
    Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, was arrested in Belgium's capital Friday after four months at large, two French police officials told The Associated Press. They said he was arrested in a major police operation in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek. Both officials are in contact with people involved in the operation and spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing operation. Theo Francken, Belgium's secretary of state for asylum and migration, tweeted, "We hebben hem," which translates to English, "We got him." Francken later...
  • 'We got him!': Police capture world's most wanted man as ISIS fugitive behind Paris attacks...

    03/18/2016 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:55 EST, 18 March 2016 | By Julian Robinson and Jennifer Newton
    .....is shot in raid on Brussels hideout The world's most wanted man, a prime suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks, has been wounded and captured in a dramatic police raid in Brussels. Salah Abdeslam was shot in the leg by police commandos and has been arrested in the district of Molenbeek in the Belgian capital. The country's minister for asylum and migration, Theo Francken, confirmed the capture this afternoon announcing: 'We got him'. But the operation is continuing tonight and fresh gunshots were heard at about 5.30pm - an hour after Abdeslam's capture.
  • Brussels manhunt after gunfire in raid 'on Paris suspects'

    03/15/2016 9:27:58 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 15, 2016
    Belgian security forces are hunting for at least two men after shots were fired at police during a counter-terrorism raid in the capital, Brussels. Three officers were reportedly hurt, one of them seriously. Streets in the suburb of Forest have been sealed off . A BBC reporter at the scene says there has been more gunfire subsequently. The raid is linked to the Paris attacks which killed 130 people last November. Islamic State (IS) militants have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
  • Paris: 4 Muslim teen girls arrested for planning jihad attack on concert hall

    03/12/2016 9:46:37 PM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 12, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Do French authorities think that the friends and relatives of these girls are going to become loyal, productive French citizens? On what grounds? Do they think these girls were hit by some virus that is isolated from the rest of the community? "Four teenage girls arrested for planning Bataclan-style attack on a concert hall in Paris," by Selina Sykes, Express, March 11, 2016: The four young girls, including two sisters, "exchanged messages on Facebook" discussing carrying out an attack on a specific music venue in Paris. The teenagers had decided to get guns from Moleenbeek in Belgium - the troubled...
  • BREAKING: Gunmen Open Fire at Paris Restaurant

    03/10/2016 11:57:23 AM PST · by Bratch · 52 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 10th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Two men are on the run from police after a shootout near the Paris restaurant Chez Papa.
  • Obama administration pays out $500m to climate change project

    03/08/2016 6:47:37 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 March 2016 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The first chunk of a $3bn commitment made at the Paris climate talks ‘shows the US stands squarely behind climate commitments’, the State Department said. The Obama administration has made a first installment on its $3bn pledge to help poor countries fight climate change – defying Republican opposition to the resident’s environmental plan. The $500m payment to the Green Climate Fund was seen as critical to shoring up international confidence in Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on the pledges made at the United Nations’ climate change conference in Paris in late 2015. Obama is expected to announce a number of...
  • Paris police to be equipped with assault rifles

    02/29/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 29 Feb 2016 16:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Parisian police will be given assault rifles and Kalashnikov-resistant shields in a first for the French capital's officers nearly four months after a devastating terror attack killed 130 people, the interior minister said on Monday. The weapons, up until now reserved for elite intervention forces, will allow members of certain police units "to intervene as fast as possible to reinforce the first patrols, notably when we are confronted with mass killings," said the minister Bernard Cazeneuve. "Some of the criminals you are confronted with no longer hesitate to use heavy weapons against you, and you must be equipped with the...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Ex-Military Chiefs Say Britain Is 'Stronger' In European Union

    02/24/2016 1:01:56 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    London: Twelve former senior military officers insisted Britain should stay in the European Union today, saying the country was "stronger" as a member of the 28-nation bloc in a "dangerous world". Writing ahead of a membership referendum on June 23, the retired military chiefs said the EU helped protect the country against threats from ISIS terrorists and Russia. The signatories of the letter to the Daily Telegraph newspaper include four former professional heads of the overall armed forces as well as two former heads of the army and two of the navy. "Will Britain be safer inside the EU or...
  • SC exit poll: 75 percent agree with Trump’s Muslim ban

    02/20/2016 5:51:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 20, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Greg Nash Three-fourths of Republicans participating in Saturday's South Carolina GOP primary say they support presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S., according to an exit poll. A CBS News exit poll of Palmetto State primary voters found that 75 percent said they support Trump's proposal, while 23 percent said they oppose it. Just days after the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif. - the worst on U.S. soil since 9/11 - Trump sparked a media backlash for saying that all Muslims should be temporarily banned from entering the country. The proposal has...
  • Eagles of Death Metal frontman slams French gun control

    02/16/2016 1:47:19 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Eagles of Death February 16, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Eagles of Death Metal frontman slams French gun control Published February 16, 2016FoxNews.com Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes spoke out on gun control in an emotional interview with iTELE's Laurence Ferrari. "Did your French gun control stop a single [expletive] person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so. I think the only thing that stopped it was some of the bravest men that I’ve ever seen in my life charging head-first into the face of death with their firearms." Hughes has returned to Paris,...
  • The Paris Massacre Sunk Dr. Ben Carson

    02/10/2016 12:32:09 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 hours ago | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich seized second place in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday evening, in a race Donald Trump had dominated since the fall. But others had also spent time in the second place slot behind Trump, including former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina after her strong undercard debate performance in September; and Dr. Ben Carson, who was in second for much of the autumn, but finished in last place on Tuesday evening. What happened? A look at the RealClearPolitics averages allows us to pinpoint the exact moment when Carson began to fade, never to recover: Nov. 13, 2015....
  • An apartment in Paris, abandoned since 1939

    02/09/2016 12:22:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 51 replies
    IMGUR ^ | February 9, 2016 | jponic
    An Apartment in Paris, Abandoned Since 1939 by jponic See original Daily Mail article here (May 2013) to read story
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe

    02/07/2016 11:16:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 6, 2016
    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.Pegida supporters took to the streets of a number of other European cities, including Prague and the northern French port of Calais, home to the infamous "Jungle" refugee camp for migrants seeking passage across the Channel to Britain. Pegida and fellow anti-Muslim groups called the rallies following last month's signing of an agreement to create a "Fortress Europe" coalition against a backdrop of Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War...
  • Paris attack leader said he slipped in with 90 extremists

    02/04/2016 12:08:09 PM PST · by BeauBo · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | LORI HINNANT
    PARIS (AP) -- The Belgian who led the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris bragged that he slipped into France with a group of 90 extremists from Europe and the Middle East, according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to his location. In an interview aired Thursday by RMC television and confirmed by her lawyer, the woman identified only as Sonia said Abdelhamid Abaaoud was proud of the attack that killed 130 people. ...She asked him whether he had come in with Syrian refugees and he told her he came in a group without any documents. "There are Syrians,...
  • European Governments Ignoring Security Warnings?

    01/30/2016 10:29:34 AM PST · by cutty · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 30, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law. - From a leaked German intelligence document. The mayor of Molenbeek, Belgium ignored a list she received, one month prior to the Paris attacks, "with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area," according to the New York Times. "What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists," Mayor Schepmans said. In October 2015, Andrew Parker, director general of...
  • Could Paris, Cologne Attacks Happen in America?

    01/23/2016 11:22:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A number of U.S. experts on policy and migration have shot down fears of the shootings in Paris and the sex attacks in Cologne happening in America, noting that a direct link with the influx of refugees has not been established in either case, and affirming that America has a strict vetting system. There has been significant debate in the U.S. over the question of whether 100,000 refugees fleeing war and terrorism should be allowed into the country. Some notable voices, such as evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham, have directly suggested that attacks, such as the major shootings in...
  • National Review just handed Donald Trump the Election

    01/22/2016 8:39:33 PM PST · by Amntn · 288 replies
    Republican Newswatch ^ | 1/22/16 | DOUG IBENDAHL
    National Review's publication of the collective anti-Donald Trump missives from 22 self-appointed conservative potentates has caused quite a stir in Republican circles. The nationwide responses range from, "Wait, I thought National Review went out of business years ago," to "Ed Meese? Seriously?" The Gang of 22 have officially become parodies of themselves. One would have to reach back to the days of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew to lift an adequate quote to describe them. "Nattering nabobs of negativism," "vicars of vacillation," "pusillanimous pussyfooters," "the decadent few," "ideological eunuchs," "the effete corps of impudent snobs," or "the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs...
  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Germany's Vatican ambassador: 'Islam is part of the solution'

    01/17/2016 6:39:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17.01.2016 | (Astrid Prange/gro)
    Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Annette Schavan, still sees religion as a peacemaker, despite wars and terrorism. In an interview with DW, she calls for more interfaith dialogue and respect between all religions. [...] 'There are warmongers who embrace religion. But that does not mean that religion promotes war. Religion has the great power to bring peace. People are upset by the numerous attacks and wonder, "Should we equate these images of violence with Islam?" One gets the impression that Islam is part of the problem. But that's not true. It must become clear that it is part of the...
  • Israel's Netanyahu: Swedish FM's remarks 'outrageous' [Stockholm Syndrome]

    01/15/2016 3:30:39 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/15/2016 | Staff
    Israel's prime minister has denounced a call by Sweden's foreign minister to investigate whether recent killings of Palestinians were "extrajudicial". Benjamin Netanyahu said Margot Wallstrom's remarks were "outrageous... immoral and... stupid". Ms Wallstrom had called for "thorough and credible investigations" into the deaths. Some 155 Palestinians - mostly attackers, Israel says - have been killed in unrest since October. In that time, 26 Israelis have been killed in stabbing, shooting or car-ramming attacks by Palestinians or Israeli-Arabs. The attackers who have been killed have either been shot dead by their victims or security forces. Others have been arrested. On Tuesday,...
  • London police increase number of officers who are armed

    01/14/2016 10:58:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 6:20 AM EST | Danica Kirka
    London has put more armed police officers on the streets - a direct consequence of the attacks on a nightclub and restaurants in Paris last year. Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said Thursday that the Metropolitan police will train 600 more firearms officers, increasing the number of armed officers to around 2,800. The police will also double the number of armed response vehicles - giving authorities the ability to respond quickly to any attack. ...
  • Microaggression-reporting system against faculty would probably be biased against women

    01/12/2016 1:18:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 11, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In the wave of protests that rocked college campuses this fall, one proffered demand was the creation of a system for students to report microaggressions committed by faculty and staff. Presumably, such reporting would be used in faculty evaluations for decisions such as granting tenure and promotions. If new research by University of California-Berkeley and Paris Institute of Political Studies scholars is accurate, such a reporting system would disproportionately harm female instructors. Inside Higher Ed reports that the research found "student evaluations of teaching" (SET) tend to be better at "gauging students' gender bias and grade expectations than they are...
  • Video Shows Canadian PM Trudeau Praying With Muslims at Mosque

    01/12/2016 12:37:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 12 January 2016
    A video documenting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a mosque in Canada has recently emerged, showing him joining Muslim worshipers for evening prayers during Ramadan in 2013, nearly two years before he was elected, the CIJNews website reported on Monday. Trudeau was leader of the Liberal Party when he visited the Jamea Masjid mosque in Surrey, British Columbia, in West Canada. In the video, he is seen wearing traditional Islamic clothing as he delivers a speech that he begins with the Muslim greeting “peace be upon you.” In his speech, he thanked worshipers for granting him the honor...
  • Rep. Don Beyer: LESS bothered by Muslim atrocities than by how Americans respond to them

    01/11/2016 11:36:59 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 29 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 1/11/2016 | Martin Mawyer
    He’s a hypocrite. No, this is not name-calling. It’s not hateful rhetoric. It’s just the plain truth. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has introduced H. Res. 569, a foolish piece of legislation condemning “hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The legislation already has 105 co-sponsors, all Democrats, with more supporters jumping in every day. Rep. Beyer, who was a car dealer before entering Congress in 2015, submitted the resolution on Dec. 17, just over two weeks after a Muslim couple – in the name of Islam – wounded 22 people and killed 14 innocent souls in San Bernardino, Calif....
  • Inspiration for 'Babar the Elephant' Dies , 99

    04/08/2003 12:36:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 243+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/8/03 | AP - Paris
    PARIS - Cecile de Brunhoff, the inspiration for Babar, the enchanting little elephant whose adventures captivated generations of children, has died in Paris. She was 99. De Brunhoff suffered a stroke Saturday night and died Monday in a hospital in Paris, where she lived, said Mathieu de Brunhoff, one of her sons. She first invented the tale of a little elephant as a bedtime story for her boys in 1931. They in turn told their father, painter Jean de Brunhoff, who illustrated the story and filled in details, naming the elephant Babar and creating Celeste, Zephir and the "Old Lady,"...
  • The Lamest Duck

    01/08/2016 1:28:35 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8 Jan 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    President Obama spent the week defending his proposals to curb gun violence, culminating in a CNN town hall. Think about that. What else happened during the last few days that might warrant a presidential town hall? Oh, nothing much: Iranian protestors stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran after the House of Saud executed a Shiite cleric, escalating sectarian warfare in the Middle East The stock market tumbled on fears of a global economic slowdown A U.S. soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan, where the Taliban controls more ground than at any time since 2001 Iran revealed the existence of...
  • Armed man shot dead trying to enter Paris police station

    01/07/2016 4:33:40 AM PST · by csvset · 51 replies
    France24 ^ | 7 January 2016 | Wire
    A man armed with a knife was shot dead by security forces Thursday after attempting to enter a police station in northern Paris, police sources said. The shooting took place outside a police station in the Goutte-d'Or area of the French capital’s 18th arrondissement, the sources told Reuters. A witness told AFP he had heard "two or three shots" fired by police. Paris police said the man cried "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and may have been wearing a suicide belt. Pictures posted on Twitter showed the alleged assailant wearing a camouflage coat, lying on the pavement after being shot....
  • radios, motorcycles and lots of bikes:Paris drains iconic canal for the first time in 15 years

    01/06/2016 4:47:54 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | Jan. 6, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    An iconic Parisian canal is being drained for the first time in 15 years and a whole host of bizarre and unexpected objects have already surfaced. The Canal Saint-Martin is at the heart of the French capital’s 10th arrondissement, one of the city’s most exclusive and fashionable districts. But in recent years the area has developed a reputation for its lively nightlife, and a magnet for tourists and locals alike. Residents blame this surge in popularity as the reason for some of the more bizarre objects that have been discovered lurking in the canal. The last time the three-mile stretch...
  • Obama believes he can defeat ISIS with a good Public Relations Plan

    01/02/2016 8:34:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 01/02/2016 | Jim Emerson
    Reeling from his idiotic “ISIS is contained” comment as the terror group killed 129 civilians in Paris, Obama is being perceived by the world as a leader with no coherent strategy and perhaps no particular interest in taking on Islamic murderers. After ISIS took credit for the terror attacks in Paris, Obama’s lack of a serious policy fighting terrorism was exposed. And ISIS was no longer contained in the Middle East. ISIS has demonstrated an ability to strike wherever they please, revealing Obama’s ISIS containment policy as nothing more than a pipe dream. The administration couldn’t spin the embarrassing disconnect...
  • Hollande under fire over call to strip citizenship from terror convicts

    12/31/2015 3:38:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Eric Randolph and Martine Nouaille
    Paris (AFP) - President Francois Hollande's call for convicted French-born terrorists to lose their citizenship if they have a second nationality has triggered uproar among those who see him adopting right-wing ideas that recall dark moments in France's history. Ever since the French Revolution in the late 1700s, "le droit du sol" ("the right of the soil") has been a fundamental principle, giving everyone born in the country the right to citizenship. But in the aftermath of November's jihadist attacks in Paris, Hollande announced to an extraordinary session of both houses of parliament that he would seek changes to the...
  • Paris Concert Crowd Was Singing 'Kiss The Devil' The Moment Terror Attacks Began [Luke 13]

    12/31/2015 12:31:09 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 11/16/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    With their hands raised high in the air, as you see in this photo taken moments before the attacks began, Paris fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert made the Satanic “devil horns” salute without seemingly a care in the world. Amazingly, the song that was playing the moment the shooting started was called 'Kiss The Devil', and here are some of the lyrics from that tune, "Kiss The Devil" – by Eagles Of Death Metal Who'll love the Devil? Who'll song his song? Who will love the Devil and his song?I'll love the Devil I'll sing his...
  • Paris Scales Back NYE Event Amid Terror Fears (NYE = New Year's Eve)

    12/31/2015 7:19:09 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 31 December 2015 | staff
    Authorities in Paris have scaled back the city's New Year's Eve celebrations over heightened terror fears after Brussels cancelled its festivities. The usual fireworks display in the French capital has been scrapped and replaced by a five-minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe just before midnight...
  • 'I Emphatically Refuse': Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic Terrorism

    12/29/2015 10:00:09 AM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Carly Hoilman
    The deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States. Rana Elmir wrote that she's "consistently and aggressively asked" to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. "I emphatically refuse," she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. The op-ed was titled: "Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I'm Muslim."
  • Coalition forces kill ISIS leader connected to Paris attack

    12/29/2015 3:46:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2015 | By Jamie Crawford, National Security Producer
    The U.S.-led coalition killed multiple figures within ISIS senior leadership over the last few weeks, including an operative closely linked to the ringleader of the November attacks in Paris, the spokesman for the coalition said Tuesday. Col. Steve Warren said 10 senior ISIS leaders operating in both Iraq and Syria, "including several external attack planners," with designs on attacking western targets, had been killed in airstrikes. Charaffe al Mouadan, a Syrian-based member of ISIS with a "direct link" to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-born ringleader of the terror attacks in Paris, was killed in a December 24 airstrike, and was "actively...
  • Dog Killed in Terror Siege to be Awarded Medal for Bravery

    12/28/2015 11:46:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Diesel, a Parisian police dog that was killed in a terror siege on November 18, will be awarded a medal for bravery, Buzzfeed News reports. Diesel was a 7-year-old Belgian Shepherd and was killed during the raid that also killed two suspected terrorists, including one of the masterminds of the November 13 attack. Diesel will be awarded the Dickin Medal for his bravery and work. Major RULP Jean-Marc Lenglet from the French National Police, said: "Diesel's handler has been deeply affected by the death of his dog, as have many thousands of well-wishers who sent messages of condolence for Diesel...