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  • Rep. Peter King slams his party's right wing over delay on Homeland Security funds

    02/27/2015 11:00:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 25 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | By TOM BRUNE
    Long Island's Rep. Peter King said Friday he had run out of patience with the House Republicans who are bent on defunding the Homeland Security Department to protest President Barack Obama's immigration executive orders. "It's wrong politically because we'll be blamed for shutting down the department," said King (R-Seaford). "It's wrong morally because we are putting American lives at risk to satisfy a political imperative." That cliff -- the expiration of funds for DHS as of midnight Friday night -- was avoided with Congress' late action. But it was just hours away when 52 conservative Republicans and 172 Democrats voted...
  • [Germany] Muslim Council says Jewish fears ‘justified’

    02/27/2015 10:35:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Feb 2015 08:55 GMT+01:00
    After the president of the Central Council of Jews warned against anti-Semitism in Muslim areas of German cities, his Muslim opposite number agreed that “these fears are justified”. Aiman Mayzek, president of the Central Council of Muslims, told the Berliner Zeitung on Friday that he and his organization were taking a stand against anti-Semitism among Muslims. “Attacks on Jews are an attack on our society,” he said. …
  • German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas

    02/26/2015 10:58:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Feb 2015 12:39 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said on Thursday that Jewish people should avoid making themselves too visible in “problem neighborhoods”. “Hiding isn't the answer,” Shuster told rbb radio. “The question is... whether it makes sense for Jews to make themselves recognizable by wearing a kippah (skull cap) in what I would call problem neighborhoods.” Schuster clarified that he meant “neighborhoods with a large proportion of Muslims in the population”, and pointed to Berlin as a city with an especially large number of such areas. “This is a development that I didn't expect five years ago and...
  • Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa

    02/26/2015 10:39:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | February 26, 2015
    A man prosecutors portrayed as one of Al Qaeda’s early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa following a trial that showcased the terror group’s early days. An anonymous jury returned a verdict in Khaled al-Fawwaz’s case after 2½ days of deliberating. The month-long trial unfolded in a heavily fortified courthouse where federal guards stood outside with machine guns and spectators had to pass through a special metal detector outside the courtroom. Al-Fawwaz stood expressionless as the verdict was read, pursing his lips briefly. He could face life in prison. Prosecutors...
  • Austria is taking controversial steps to tighten a 100-year-old ‘Law on Islam’

    02/26/2015 5:01:26 PM PST · by NRx · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    Igniting fresh controversy, Austria's parliament has approved significant changes to the country's "Law on Islam" — a revamping of a 103-year-old law to expand certain legal protections while also placing new restrictions on Muslim organizations and how adherents practice their faith. While the changes were proposed years ago — long before attacks in France and Denmark by homegrown terrorists with extremist views — the reforms passed Wednesday are intended to "clearly combat" the influence of radical Islam, according to Austria's conservative foreign affairs minister Sebastian Kurz, Agence France-Presse reported.
  • ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/24/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    inn ^ | 2/24/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Another anti-Semitic cab driver has been unearthed in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, after one cabbie told a 51 year-old Jewish woman that "all Jews must die." On Sunday morning, Jewish news columnist Baila Sebrow hailed a cab from Manhattan's Carlton Hotel - but when she entered the cab, she was instantly asked whether she was Jewish. After answering in the affirmative, Sebrow was told that "all Jews must die," and the driver then began driving "really fast" - so much so that she was afraid he would total the car, she stated. Sebrow, terrified,...
  • Sturm: The Jew-hatred Behind the World's Problems

    02/26/2015 3:13:26 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 17 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | February 26, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    There’s an old political saying that if your opponent is committing suicide, get out of the way. Yet professor Sean Elias requires a response, so hateful was his odious retort in The Aspen Times to my column, “Why coexist with a mortal Iranian threat?” Evidence that society’s oldest prejudice endures after a post-Nazi dormancy, Elias’ letter to the editor reflects the bigotry that’s inciting lethal anti-Jewishness in Europe and existential threats to Israel, the only nation-state of the Jewish people and the sole democracy in the Middle East’s radicalized swamp. No other nation is surrounded by as much hostility or...
  • '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.
  • Obama’s coming caliphate crusade in North America

    02/25/2015 10:24:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Fundamental Transformation of America is, in a sense, his cover. Obama has this dream. No, not the somewhat sappy one allegedly ghost-written for him on the pages of Dreams from my Father by Billy Ayers, but one of far more frightening dimensions. Obama’s dream is everyone else’s waking nightmare, the takeover of North America by caliphate-seeking jihadists. Nobody’s ever going to believe it. People who can’t allow themselves to believe that Obama doesn’t love America would never be ready to believe that Obama was brought into power for the express purpose to hand the coveted North America kingdom over...
  • Egypt court to determine fate of parliamentary elections

    02/25/2015 8:25:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 10:57 AM EST
    Egypt’s highest court said Wednesday it will determine next week whether the laws regulating the country’s parliamentary elections are constitutional—a decision that could further delay the vote scheduled for next month. The elections are the last phase in Egypt’s transitional plan, which was put into effect following the July 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after mass protests against him. Egypt has been without a parliament since 2012, when a court ordered the first democratically elected house dissolved, saying the law governing the balloting was unconstitutional and violated the principle of equality among candidates. At the time, dissolving...
  • Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

    02/25/2015 8:20:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2015 11:10 AM EST | Deb Riechmann and Matthew Lee
    The Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is pressing Secretary of State John Kerry about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb. California Republican Rep. Ed Royce told Kerry at a hearing on Wednesday that the committee has serious concerns about the direction of the talks. Kerry agreed that Royce’s questions were legitimate and that Iran must answer them if it wants to have an agreement with the U.S. and its partners on a deal to curb its nuclear program. At the same time, Kerry said...
  • Study Shows Anti-Semitism Rampant on US College Campuses

    02/25/2015 6:45:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 2/24/2015, 8:07 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Anti-Semitism is on the rise not only in Europe, but in the US as well, a recent study has shown. More than 50% of American college students have been victims of anti-Semitism, according to the 2014 National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students, which was published by Trinity College on Tuesday. 1,157 Jewish college students over 55 campuses across the US were surveyed for the Trinity College study over the 2013-2014 academic year over a variety of topics. However, despite the control variables of topics other than anti-Semitism, a surprisingly high number of students reported being a victim of...
  • Gallup Records Significant Drop in Democrats’ Sympathy for Israel

    02/24/2015 10:20:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2015 - 4:27 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The proportion of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than with Palestinians in the Mideast conflict dropped ten points this year to 48 percent, according to a new poll by Gallup. The polling company suggested a link to tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the Iran nuclear threat. In addition, the percentage of Democrats viewing Israel favorably also dropped—by 14 points—over the past year, from 74 percent to 60, the poll found. By contrast Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians rose to 83 percent, continuing a trend that has risen from the low 50s...
  • UN chief: UN mission in Libya should be cut ‘substantially’

    02/24/2015 8:21:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 11:25 AM EST | Cara Anna
    The United Nations secretary-general says the U.N. mission in Libya should be cut “substantially” because of the new and increasingly dangerous situation there. Ban Ki-moon’s report circulated Tuesday says the mission should be limited to 15 to 20 people inside the north African country while keeping a temporary base in Tunisia. The mission evacuated there from Libya last year for its safety. Ban’s report stresses this “does not mean that the United Nations is disengaging from Libya.” His recommendation comes as Libya’s neighbors are calling for more United Nations action on Libya amid chaos that includes two separate governments and...
  • Egyptian president issues new anti-terrorism law

    02/24/2015 8:01:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 12:59 PM EST | Sarah El Deeb
    The Egyptian president has issued a law that broadens the state’s definition of terrorism to include anyone who threatens public order “by any means,” and gives authorities powers to draw up lists of alleged terrorists with little judicial recourse. Under the new law, prosecutors can name someone a terrorist, freezing their assets, and barring them from public life or travel, with only simple approval from a panel of judges, and without a trial. The listing is valid for three years and can be renewed. The legislation was signed in the form of a decree by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi last week...
  • Iranian Dissidents: Iran Has a Secret Underground Nuke Site

    02/24/2015 3:51:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 2/25/2015, 1:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A group of Iranian dissidents said on Tuesday that Iran has an “underground top-secret site’ that is enriching uranium intended for nuclear weapons and which has been hidden from the West for years, Fox News reports. According to the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the complex, called Lavizan-3, is right outside Tehran, “buried deep underground in tunnels and underground facilities” with “radiation-proof doors” to prevent any leaks that could be detected by the United Nations International Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors. The revelations were unveiled during a Washington, DC, news conference by the NCRI, which...
  • Behold the Face of Islam

    02/24/2015 8:57:52 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 18 replies
    Son of Hamas blog ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | Mosab Hassan Yousef
    Wherever I go in the world, people ask me about ISIS. And I advise them to ignore the endless debates about the peaceful versus violent nature of Islam and take a long, hard look at the Islamic State. ISIS is Islam, exposed in all its cruelty and ugliness, unchanged since Muhammad. The atrocities committed by ISIS are merely an extension of the atrocities committed by Islam’s prophet. The true Five Pillars of Islam are: Slaughter, Intolerance, Oppression, Hatred, and Global Dominion, because Muhammad was a slaughterer, intolerant, oppressive, hateful, and drove his armies to destroy everything and everyone that stood...
  • Netanyahu slams Herzog for saying Iran not an existential threat (Israel elections)

    02/24/2015 8:34:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/23/2015 05:46 | Gil Hoffman
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog Sunday of undermining his efforts to prevent Iran’s nuclearization by declining to call a potentially nuclear Iran an existential threat to the State of Israel. “I agree that a nuclear Iran is extremely dangerous, and I believe that it must be prevented,” Herzog said in an interview with Washington Post correspondents William Booth and Ruth Eglash. “No Israeli leader will accept a nuclear Iran. All options for me are still on the table,” including Israeli military strikes. When they asked if he agrees with Netanyahu that a nuclear Iran would...
  • Herzog cancels AIPAC speech, takes aim at Netanyahu trip to US (left stays home at Zero's command)

    02/24/2015 8:21:59 AM PST · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 02.24.15, 16:01 | Moran Azulay
    Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog announced Tuesday he will not be traveling to the US to appear before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference, amid growing tensions over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on March 3. "Netanyahu's spin about who is going to Washington must stop," Herzog told a gathering of foreign media in Israel. "My firm position against a nuclear Iran is known by every Israeli and American, including the US president, and I know how to voice it in a sharp, clear manner - from here, not from there." Herzog added: "A...
  • Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

    02/24/2015 7:01:18 AM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Angus McDowall
    RIYADH (Reuters) - An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith, the English-language daily Saudi Gazette reported on Tuesday. The man, in his 20s, posted an online video ripping up a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran, and hitting it with a shoe, the newspaper reported.
  • Exclusive: Iran smuggles in $1 billion of bank notes to skirt sanctions—sources

    02/24/2015 7:47:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:28am EST | Jonathan Saul, Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau
    At least $1 billion in cash has been smuggled into Iran as it seeks to avoid Western sanctions, a bigger figure than previously reported, Iranian officials and Western intelligence and diplomatic sources say. Sanctions imposed by the West over Iran’s nuclear program have shut Tehran out of the global banking system, making it hard to obtain the U.S. dollars it needs for international transactions. In December, the U.S. Treasury said the Iranian government had obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in bank notes using front companies. Interviews by Reuters with Iranian officials and Western diplomatic and intelligence sources show a...
  • Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

    02/23/2015 10:27:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:50AM GMT 24 Feb 2015 | (AFP)
    A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said Monday, with Canada on edge over the threat of possible extremist attacks. A municipal worker was walking through woods near York University and the Rexall Center last month when he spotted a piece of corrugated metal on the ground, lifted it up and found a passageway, the public broadcaster CBC said. The tunnel was about 23 feet long and 22.5 meters tall and was lit by an electric generator. The walls and ceilings had been reinforced and tools had been left inside....
  • Kerry to Iran: Stop Your Nuclear Program for 10 Years and the US will Let You Build a Nuclear Weapon

    02/23/2015 9:40:29 AM PST · by rightistight · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/23/15 | Aurelius
    In a horrifying new report, John Kerry and top United States negotiators are willing to let Iran have the ability to build a nuclear weapon, so long as they do not build one for ten years. According to insiders, “The idea would be to reward Iran for good behavior over the last years of any agreement, by gradually lifting constraints on its uranium enrichment program imposed as part of a deal that would also would slowly ease sanctions on the Islamic Republic.” Specifically, the deal would allow Iran “to slowly ramp up activities that could be used to make nuclear...
  • Reuters' Pak-Afghan bureau chief found dead in Islamabad

    02/23/2015 5:13:37 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    Dawn ^ | Feb 23, 2015 | Dawn
    ISLAMABAD: Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief of Reuters who was based in Islamabad, was found dead at her office in the capital’s F-8 sector, sources in the police told Dawn. Golovnina had reportedly gone to the toilet, and had not stepped out for a long time when people who were present barged in. Maria Golovnina - Twitter. She was reportedly lying on the floor covered in vomit. The bureau chief was rushed to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where she was pronounced dead. Doctors at Pims told Dawn Maria had passed away before she could be...
  • One fifth of Germans want revolution: report

    02/23/2015 8:26:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Feb 2015 14:27 GMT+01:00 | Matty Edwards
    One in five Germans believe that a revolution would be the only way to truly reform society, a study released by the Free University of Berlin on Monday shows. Anti-capitalism, anti-fascism and anti-racism were all are prominent positions according to the study entitled “Against state and capital—for the revolution”, which has revealed a public much further to the left than previously thought. In the report, 20% of the people surveyed agreed with the statement that “Living conditions won’t be improved by reforms—we need a revolution”. A similar percentage of people said they saw the rise of a new fascism in...
  • Egypt’s el-Sissi says need growing for joint Arab force

    02/22/2015 11:44:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2015 2:13 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Egypt’s president said Sunday that the need for a joint Arab military force is growing every day as the region faces the threat of Islamic militancy. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in an address to the nation aired by local TV that Egypt’s military has no interest in invading or attacking other nations, but will defend Egypt as well as the region “if required and in coordination with our Arab brothers.” A soldier-turned-politician, the Egyptian leader said both Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have offered to dispatch military forces to aid Egypt following last week's beheading in Libya of 21...
  • Zionism debate at heart of bitter Israeli vote

    02/22/2015 3:26:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2015 6:08 PM EST | Dan Perry
    What is Zionism? The ideological question, rooted in the 19th century, has gained surprising urgency in an Israeli election campaign that seems more open than had been expected. Seeking to take votes from the nationalistic right of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the relatively liberal opposition has rebranded itself as the Zionist Union—sparking a debate about a concept that some considered resolved when the Jewish state was declared and widely recognized in 1948. […] On the left, politicians speak of true Zionism as requiring the establishment of peace and equality in the land, including by making peace with the Palestinians and...
  • New Likud Ad Reminds the US Opposed Foundation of Israel Too (As Iran threatens to destroy Tel Aviv)

    02/21/2015 7:20:06 PM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/21/2015, 8:17 PM | Hezki Ezra
    As tension grows over US deal Netanyahu says will leave Iran as a nuclear threat, Likud comes out with hard-hitting campaign video. Amid an ongoing confrontation over the Iran nuclear deal being formed by US President Barack Obama's administration, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has come out with a new ad saying he is not afraid of disagreement - and pointing out that the US also opposed the establishment of Israel. "1948, (David) Ben-Gurion stands before a fateful decision: the establishment of the state of Israel. The American Secretary of State strongly opposed," recalls the ad. "Ben-Gurion, in opposition to the...
  • ISIS IS MASSIVELY WEALTHY, DESPITE OBAMA’S CONTENTION POVERTY THE CAUSE OF TERRORISM

    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...
  • Why Did 500 Danish Muslims Attend Copenhagen Terrorist’s Funeral?

    02/21/2015 1:58:59 PM PST · by marthemaria · 26 replies
    After 22-year-old Palestinian-born Omar EL-Hussein carried out his terror attacks on the streets of Copenhagen in Denmark, killing two innocent Danes, the last thing anyone expected was for him to be honored by hundreds of people at his funeral. However, that is what happened, as an estimated 500 Muslim sympathizers turned out to the funeral at an unmarked grave in Broendby. Before he was buried, a short ceremony was held at a Copenhagen mosque following Friday prayers, where a man of African origin told the AFP, “There were a lot of young people that you don’t normally see there… because...
  • US fears Palestinian Authority collapse without more cash

    02/21/2015 11:47:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2015 2:41 PM EST | Bradley Klapper
    The U.S. fears that without a cash injection, the Palestinian Authority could collapse, entailing serious security implications for Palestinians and Israelis. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue Saturday with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London. Kerry said the possibility of the Palestinian government halting security cooperation with Israel or disbanding because of its economic predicament was real. The U.S. is trying to find a solution. …
  • French Icon Brigitte Bardot on Trial Again for Blasphemy Against Muslims

    02/20/2015 2:18:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    Former film star Brigitte Bardot, France’s iconic blonde bombshell and “sex kitten” who reigned supreme from 1952 – 1973, is currently on trial for the fifth time for insulting Muslims and “inciting racial hatred.” Bardot has been fined four times and has also received suspended jail sentences.
  • Muslim Dutch Mayor to Muslims: Accept Western Values or Leave

    02/20/2015 1:52:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2015, 11:36 PM | Elad Benari
    The Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, said this week that Europe has no place for extremists who are not willing to live within the bounds of its norms. Speaking to CNN’s Michael Holmes on Wednesday, the mayor, Moroccan-born Ahmed Aboutaleb suggested that those Muslims who don’t embrace values should leave Europe. “You are not forced to be with us; it’s a choice,” he said. “Work with us together to construct a ‘we society.’ But if you want to stand out of the ‘we community,’ you threaten us, you go to Yemen to learn how to use a Kalashnikov and...
  • White House Summit on Violent Extremism Opens With Muslim Prayer – No Other Faiths Represented

    02/19/2015 4:08:24 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | Feb 19 2015 | Penny Starr
    A Muslim prayer was recited at the start of the second day of the White House summit on “Countering Violent Extremism,” but no other religious text was presented during the portion of the event that was open to the press. Imam Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble, president of the World Peace Organization in Minneapolis, Minn., recited a “verse from the Quran” following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress. “In translation those verses of the Quran mean ‘Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land, it’s as if he has slain mankind...
  • ISIS Female Police Disfigure 15 Women With Acid for Not Wearing Niqab

    02/19/2015 8:50:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The ISIS policing unit in Mosul severely disfigured the faces of 15 Iraqi women by pouring acid on them as a form of punishment after the women were caught without their faces being veiled appropriately, by ISIS standards, last weekend. ISIS' all-female policing unit, the Al Khansa brigade, which polices the streets of the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, reportedly carried out the punishments after the women were detained in the Mosul neighborhood of Salamiya, a kurdish official told media.
  • Urban planning can help curb violence (Marie Harf isn't the only idiot)

    02/19/2015 6:45:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 20, 2015 | Renée Loth
    Can better urban planning help prevent terrorist attacks? The idea sounds fanciful, even disrespectful to victims of extremist violence. But officials in Paris, still reeling from last month’s deadly terrorist attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher deli, are putting some hope in a plan to re-zone the city and annex the notorious inner suburbs, or banlieues, where the terror plot was born. In what would be perhaps the greatest redesign of Paris since Baron Haussmann laid out its famed boulevards in the mid-19th Century, the “Métropole du Grand Paris” would attempt to bring the poor, heavily immigrant neighborhoods...
  • Kerry: ‘Silly Debate’ In Media On How To Combat Terrorism

    02/19/2015 11:22:17 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 46 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | February 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn’t: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week’s White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. U.S. airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants’ gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don’t address the extreme ideologies that...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    02/19/2015 10:15:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | Josh Lederman - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and terrorists gaining strength in the Mideast and Africa, Obama has sought to use this week's White House summit on violent extremism to urge the world to broaden its response far beyond military interventions. U.S. airstrikes have managed to blunt some of the militants' gains in Iraq and Syria, but they don't address the extreme ideologies that underpin deadly groups...
  • Obama: Religious Acceptance Key to Combating Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:01:45 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 19, 2015 | by Andrew Rafferty
    President Barack Obama told world leaders on Thursday that promoting democracy and acceptance of people of all faiths are essential to stopping the spread of violent extremism. "Groups like al Qaeda and [ISIS] peddle the lie that some of our countries are hostile to Muslims. Meanwhile we've also seen, most recently in Europe, arise inexcusable acts of anti-Semitism, or in some cases anti-Muslim sentiment, or anti-immigrant sentiment," Obama said at the closing session of a White House summit on combating extremism. "When people spew hatred towards others because of their faith or because of their faith or because they are...
  • Obama says notion West at war with Islam is 'ugly lie'

    02/19/2015 9:47:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/19/15 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Thursday called on Middle Eastern leaders to stand up to "violent extremism" and stop proxy wars that fuel the rise of terror groups. "The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie," he told the final day of a conference on combatting extremism. "And all of us, regardless of our faith, have a responsibility to reject it." Obama challenged Middle Eastern powers to stop actions that he claimed have stoked the rise of Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and others. Fighting between Sunnis and Shia "will only end when...
  • RUBIO RETREATS: ‘WE CAN’T LET HOMELAND SECURITY SHUT DOWN’ OVER EXEC AMNESTY (RINO ALERT!)

    02/18/2015 4:11:05 PM PST · by tobyhill · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/2015 | TONY LEE
    Days after a federal judge issued an injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Senate Republicans to abandon their defunding efforts and pass a clean Homeland Security funding bill. “We have to fund Homeland Security,” Rubio reportedly said on Wednesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We can’t let Homeland Security shut down.” He reportedly “noted that Obama has threatened to veto any bill that would reverse his executive actions on immigration, including the measure to pay for Homeland Security” and “the Senate doesn’t have enough votes to pass the bill that ties the two...
  • Herridge: Internal Gov’t Emails Show ‘Genuine Panic’ During Yemen Evacuation

    02/18/2015 10:17:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb 18, 2015 11:15 am
    Internal State Department emails appear to show “genuine panic” during last week’s evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported exclusively this morning. After reviewing internal State Department emails, Herridge said that standard procedures to protect sensitive information were not followed during the hasty evacuation from Sana’a. She described panicked emails circulating at the highest levels of the State Department despite spokeswoman Jen Psaki downplaying the situation at her Feb. 11 briefing. …
  • Obama defends the ‘true peaceful nature of Islam’

    02/18/2015 7:28:59 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 89 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 18,2015 | Chris perez
    President Obama defended the “true peaceful nature of Islam” on Wednesday — saying terrorist groups like ISIS promote a “twisted interpretation of religion that is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims.” In an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times, the commander-in-chief provided a possible preview of a speech later at a White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, in which community leaders from across the country gathered to discuss how to protect people from “extremist ideologies.” “The world must continue to lift up the voices of Muslim clerics and scholars who teach the true peaceful nature...
  • Ayatollah: No Muslim Offenses Against Non-Muslims in Iran Since Islamic Revolution

    02/18/2015 7:34:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 18, 2015 - 4:30 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Iran’s supreme leader seized on Islamic terrorists’ murder of Christians by asserting this week that since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Muslims in Iran have never committed offenses against non-Muslims. Religious freedom activists consider the Iranian regime to be among the world’s worst persecutors of Christians, Baha’i and other non-Shi’ite Muslim minorities. “In Iran after Islamic Revolution, there is no record of an offense being done by Muslims ag[ai]nst non-Muslims,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted to his one hundred thousand Twitter followers. …
  • Muslim Group Cites Biden as Referring to Extremist Violence ‘in the Name of the Bible’

    02/18/2015 7:11:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 - 6:01 PM | Patrick Goodenough
    A U.S. Islamic advocacy group says that Vice- President Joe Biden, addressing a White House summit on “countering violent extremism (CVE)” on Tuesday, referred to right-wing extremists and supremacists committing violence “in the name of the Bible.” The comments did not feature in Biden’s 19 minute-long opening remarks, televised by C-SPAN, in which the vice-president focused on America as a nation of immigrants, the need for different communities to “see” each other, and for countries to engage with “marginalized” communities. “Biden just talked about the right wing militias & supremacist groups that are violent in the name of the Bible,”...
  • Swedish Radio Hints Jews Responsible for Anti-Semitism

    02/17/2015 9:25:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Elad Benari
    Swedish public radio apologized on Tuesday after a presenter questioned the Israeli ambassador about the responsibility of Jews for anti-Semitism, in the wake of the shooting of a Jewish man in neighboring Denmark, AFP reported. Relations between Israel and Sweden are already strained over the Swedish parliament's decision last year to formally recognize the state of “Palestine”. On Tuesday, a journalist for Sveriges Radio (SR) asked Israeli ambassador Isaac Bachman on air, "Are Jews themselves responsible for the progression of anti-Semitism?" The ambassador appeared shocked by the suggestion, and replied, "I purely and simply reject the question." When the journalist...
  • [CNN] Poll: Most Americans Oppose Republican Invite of Netanyahu

    02/17/2015 6:15:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    INN ^ | 2/18/2015, 3:13 AM | Ben Ariel
    A large majority of Americans believe that Republican congressional leaders should not have invited Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress without consulting the White House, a new CNN/ORC survey release on Tuesday found. The poll found that 63% of Americans believe it was a bad move for congressional leadership to extend the invitation without giving President Barack Obama a heads up that it was coming. Only 33% said the Republican move was the right thing to do. The speech has become a point of contention between Republicans and Democrats. Obama’s allies fear the trip could be used by...
  • UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim (Germany)

    02/17/2015 4:18:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Feb 2015 11:05 GMT+01:00
    The decision of Germany’s largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion—hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar—came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended. Last July, 33-year-old Mithat Gedik was crowned Schützenkönig (marksman king) by his local club in Werl, North Rhine-Westphalia—only to have his title withheld because the organization’s ancient statute meant that non-Christians were ineligible to claim the crown. The Bund der Historischen Deutschen Schützenbruderschaften (BHDS—Federation of Historic German Marksmanship Brotherhoods) club then granted him the prize as an “exception” after the case was taken up...
  • Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

    02/17/2015 2:43:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    INN ^ | 2/17/2015, 10:36 AM | Tova Dvorin
    The sun revolves around the Earth, a Saudi cleric insisted to a student panel Sunday—prompting a social media storm. Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari told a student that the Earth is “stationary and does not move,” according to Al-Arabiya, justifying the statement with religious texts and statements. But then he tried to debunk the common knowledge about the Earth’s rotation using “logic,” in a visual demonstration that prompted the speech to go viral. “First of all, where are we now?” he asked. “We go to Sharjah airport to travel to China by plane, clear?!” Khaibari argued, confusingly, that the Earth cannot rotate...