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  • UK: Anti-Israel org's bank accounts shut down over terror links (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)

    11/30/2015 3:05:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 11/30/2015, 11:04 AM | Ari Soffer
    Britain's leading anti-Israel organization has had its bank accounts closed, after it was revealed it may have been "inadvertently" funding Palestinian terrorism. The radical Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) - which counts UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as one of its patrons - was informed by the Co-operative Bank that its accounts were being closed due to the "high risk" destinations of its funds, many of which are donated to Hamas-linked agencies and other extremist groups in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. ...
  • Homeland Security Chair: Increase Funding to FBI, DHS to Combat Threat Inside U.S.

    11/30/2015 12:54:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 30, 2015 | 4:41 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says "an increase in funding" is needed to protect the United States in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks. Appearing on ABC's "This Week," McCaul was asked by host Martha Raddatz, "What about here in the homeland...what do we really have to do?" [...] Appearing with McCaul, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, agreed that "we certainly have resource challenges, but we are fortunate that we don't have anywhere near the number of foreign fighters to track that Europe does." ...
  • List of Islamic Terror Attacks from the first part of 2015

    11/30/2015 11:30:31 AM PST · by Art in Idaho · 2 replies
    This is part of the list of Islamic attacks that have taken place since September 11th. The entries on this list are from the first part of 2015 only. You may need to scroll down to view the attacks for this period. Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 26,008 deadly terror attacks since 9/11. And Obama can't say Islamic Terrorism! To view religiously-motivated Islamic terrorist attacks for other years, go to the main page and follow the links. This is an amazing list. I had no idea this was going on so frequently throughout the world. We hear about...
  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • Let me tell you about our new friend...Vladimir Putin

    11/29/2015 8:00:07 PM PST · by pboyington · 42 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 29, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    We are at war, but life goes on in the US as if nothing is different. We are in a world war and yet the President of the United States can’t even acknowledge who and what we’re fighting. We are in a clash of civilizations and the West seeks leadership and a war strategy from the US and finds nothing. President Obama has signed off from reality like a TV station that broadcasts only static at 2 AM. We are at war and the US refuses to throw out a lifeline to the one country and leader that could help...
  • Ex-CIA Chief: Obama Refused Strikes on ISIS Oil Wells Fearing 'Environmental Damage'

    11/29/2015 5:28:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 11:15 PM
    Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell says the reason why the Obama administration wouldn't bomb and destroy ISIS oil wells was out of concern about "environmental damage." Discussing President Barack Obama's thinking prior to the Nov. 13 ISIS attacks in Paris, Morell, who served as acting director twice while he was the agency's deputy director, tells interviewer Charlie Rose there's "now a sense of urgency that there wasn't before." ...
  • New Jersey – Navy Vet Log Sept. 11th 2001: “People Here Dancing on Rooftops”

    11/27/2015 6:34:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/27/2015 | sundance
  • BDS fail: Pro-Palestinian group uses Israeli firm to build site (SJP uses Wix)

    11/27/2015 6:37:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 4:14 AM | Ben Ariel
    The University of Denver's branch of Students for Justice in Palestine decided to build a new website in order to disseminate its call for a boycott of Israel. However, the creators of the website failed to realize that the company they used to build the site, Wix, is an Israeli company that provides a free platform for web development. Another website, Israellycool.com, noticed the ironic BDS fail and reported about it, before the Students for Justice in Palestine website was taken down to be replaced with an error message. ...
  • Report: PLO considering voiding its recognition of Israel

    11/27/2015 6:33:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 11/27/2015, 9:35 PM | Elad Benari
    As part of its ongoing diplomatic attack on Israel, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the senior leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are looking into the possibility of canceling the recognition of Israel by the PLO institutions, the Hebrew-language Walla! news website reported Friday. According to the report, the move would be an expression of the PA's frustration over the lack of progress in the peace process with Israel. The possibility is set to be discussed at a meeting of the PLO National Council to take place in the coming weeks. [...] But senior Palestinian sources told...
  • Masked Muslims burn Christian TV station to ground

    11/27/2015 8:56:34 AM PST · by amorphous · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 27 Nov 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A television station in Pakistan with a mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ was burned to the ground by a group of masked men believed to be radical Muslims. The Gawahi TV building was completely destroyed in the arson attack by several masked men, who then fled the scene, Breitbart reported. The station, which broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, was founded in 2013 in a Catholic-Protestant collaborative effort to "spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all religions living in Pakistan," Breitbart reported.
  • Putin UNLEASHES hell!

    11/26/2015 7:25:44 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 146 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 11-26-2015 | Walid Shoebat
    While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, Putin in his own style, sent a gift to the Turkmen who killed his pilot: hell, fire and brimstone coming from all directions; land, air and sea.
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn't require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not "legally binding," his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document," wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter. Frifield wrote the letter in response to a letter Pompeo sent Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he observed that the...
  • These people say they all saw 9/11 celebrations in NJ firsthand

    11/26/2015 10:27:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | Louis Hochman
    Among those who said they did see celebrations in New Jersey firsthand were the following (minor edits have been made for punctuation, capitalization or spelling). Many describe the celebrants as Muslims, though it is not clear in all some how the poster would know that to be true: Tom Penicaro: "I worked for PSEG in Clifton on the Paterson boarder and I witnessed it firsthand. They were celebrating in the streets cheering and stomping on the flag. I am a Marine and I remember very very clearly because I was so passed I wanted to engage them with a bat...
  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • Harvard Law [Islamic Law] librarian arrested on child sex charges during trip to Colorado

    11/26/2015 7:10:36 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/25/15 | Eric Levenson
    A Harvard Law School librarian was arrested on several felony charges on Friday after police say he tried to arrange a sexual meet-up with a deputy posing as an underage girl in Colorado.Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, exchanged a number of sexually explicit messages and webcam video online with the undercover deputy, according to a Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office criminal affidavit. Melhem said he would rent a car and drive to meet the “girl,” according to the affidavit. He was arrested when he arrived in a rented vehicle.Melhem was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempted sexual exploitation of a...
  • Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue 'essential' for peace

    11/25/2015 10:48:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 1:20 AM EST | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya on Thursday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against the "barbarous" Islamic extremist attacks that have struck Kenya recently, saying religious leaders must be "prophets of peace" in a world sown by hatred. On his first full day in Africa, Francis insisted that religion can never be used to justify violence and lamented that "all too often, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear, and to tear at the very fabric of our societies." He said interfaith...
  • CNN wipes Israel off the map

    11/25/2015 10:11:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 11/25/15 | Cynthia Blank
    Where is Israel? Screenshot CNN sparked outrage this week after posting a news article on its website in which Israel was literally wiped off the map. The article, titled, "Beyond ISIS: 2016's scariest geopolitical hot spots," featured a graphic of the Middle East in which Israel is replaced with a red square marking the country of "Palestina." According toHonestReporting,the picture, using a Spanish or Portuguese translation of "Palestine," was taken from Getty Images and not created by CNN's graphics team. Commenters to the site were quick to lambast CNN, asserting Israelwould likely still be in existence next year. HonestReporting...
  • Bernie Sanders wants to bring back deported immigrants

    11/25/2015 7:00:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    USA Today | November 25, 2015 | Alan Gomez
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/11/25/bernie-sanders-immigration-return-deported-immigrants/76371112/
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • Is Israel considering giving land to the PA? (i.e. Palestinian Authority; Area C land)

    11/25/2015 3:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 1:15 AM | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is considering the possibility of transferring land from Area C, which is under complete Israeli control in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to the Palestinian Authority, Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel later made clear that if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu goes through with the plan, he will not have a coalition. ...
  • PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis [Netanyahu & Israel]

    03/18/2015 6:09:07 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Yaakov Levi
    The PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. After earlier reports said that the Palestinian Authority was considering suspending all security cooperation with Israel in the wake of Binyamin Netanyahu's reelection, the PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister. Nabil Abu-Rudeineh, the PA's official spokesperson, said that the PA has no interest in the disposition of Israel's Prime Minister. The only thing we are interested in from any Israeli government is the recognition and...
  • State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It

    11/25/2015 11:45:47 AM PST · by GilGil · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama didn’t require Iranian leaders to sign the nuclear deal that his team negotiated with the regime, and the deal is not “legally binding,” his administration acknowledged in a letter to Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) obtained by National Review. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document,” wrote Julia Frifield, the State Department assistant secretary for legislative affairs, in the November 19 letter.
  • Obama Security Advisor: 'Ground Forces in Syria Are Not Sustainable'

    11/25/2015 11:44:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 19, 2015 – 05:45 PM | Holger Stark
    Ben Rhodes, US President Barack Obama's deputy national security advisor, discusses the similarities between the Paris attacks and 9/11, the security risk posed by the refugee crisis and why the US won't send ground troops to Syria. [...] "The President believes that the lesson we have to take away from the last decade is that ground invasions and occupations of countries in the Middle East are not the most effective way of addressing terrorism, because they are costly and difficult to sustain, but also because you are going to need a mixture of anti-terrorism efforts and local political stability and...
  • Amid terror wave, UN adopts six resolutions — all anti-Israel

    11/25/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 2:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a move dubbed "surreal" by a leading UN watchdog, and as a campaign of daily Palestinian terrorist attacks continues to target Israelis, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted six resolutions - all of which bar none condemned Israel. Not a single mention was made of the Palestinian attacks, which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, nor did any other countries - even serial human rights violators such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and others - receive any of the General Assembly's attention. More disturbingly still, five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the...
  • West Germany’s Former Chancellor Predicted Europe Would Have an Assimilation Problem

    11/25/2015 10:12:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/25/15 | Mike Gonzalez
    In 1990 former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt told me in an interview that massive Islamic immigration into Europe kept him awake at night. Between pinches of snuff, Schmidt said he worried Muslims wouldn’t assimilate, and that this would become a big problem for the continent.Schmidt’s ruminations are worth remembering following French President Francois Hollande visit to President Barack Obama Tuesday to ask for help in what he has called France’s war on ISIS. Hollande, who has been much more assertive than his host on defeating ISIS, to say the least, has been candid that “complicity from the inside” is...
  • Republican campaign rhetoric has Muslim-Americans on edge

    11/24/2015 2:33:02 PM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 24, 2015 | JOSH CORNFIELD
    Muslim-Americans who sued the New York Police Department over a surveillance program launched after 9/11 say calls from the Republican presidential campaign to put them under more scrutiny are recklessly seizing on public fears and distressing Muslims in the U.S.
  • Iran says U.S. has plan to divide Iraq, pleads with Iraqis to resist

    11/24/2015 5:53:05 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-24-2015 | BOZORGMEHR SHARAFEDIN
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to divide Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines and urged Iraqis to withstand any such plans. Shi'ite Muslim power Iran wields great influence in Iraq, which has a majority Shi'ite population. Its military advisers are helping direct Baghdad's campaign against Sunni Islamist militant group Islamic State, which seized around a third of Iraq's territory last year. It was not clear if Khamenei was referring to a specific incident, but Iran has protested about U.S. policy in Iraq several times this year. "The Americans must not be...
  • UK poll finds small majority of Britons in favor of 'Brexit'

    11/24/2015 5:47:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.11.2015 | tj/msh (dpa, AFP)
    A new opinion poll has found that just over half of Britons questioned wanted their country to leave the European Union. It is the first time such a result has been attained by the polling institute. According to the survey by ORB International released on Tuesday, 52 percent of the 2,000 respondents said they thought Britain should leave the EU, while 48 percent were in favor of it remaining in the bloc. The poll, which was conducted last week, did not allow respondents to give an undecided response. The result indicates a decline in the number of those wanting Britain...
  • Clinton: Stances against refugees could hurt law enforcement

    11/23/2015 6:18:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 23, 2015 8:46 PM EST | Michelle Rindels
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that hardline stances against admitting refugees to the United States are a mistake because they hurt law enforcement's ability to build ties within Muslim communities. Clinton said at a roundtable with Nevada reporters that the U.S. should not want to send a message that gives any support to terrorists looking create divisions between the U.S. and Muslims, adding, "That is not smart." [...] Clinton was campaigning in Nevada amid calls for new restrictions on refugees fleeing war-torn Syria in the aftermath of attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more. The Islamic...
  • Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

    11/23/2015 2:26:42 PM PST · by mojito · 27 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-23-2015 | Unattributed
    Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk – will be turned away. Since the Paris attacks launched by Syria-linked jihadis, a plan by the new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, to fast-track the intake of 25,000 refugees by year’s end has faced growing criticism in Canada. Details of the plan will be announced Tuesday but Canada’s ambassador to Jordan confirmed that refugees from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey will be flown to Canada from Jordan starting 1 December. Speaking in Jordan on...
  • Jihad Central: Brussels Became A Terror Hotspot Because Of A Socialist Mayor’s Immigration…

    11/23/2015 8:20:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Paul Nuttall, MEP
    So Brussels is on lockdown due to the heightened terror threat. Trains have been canceled, people have been told to stay away from crowded areas, meaning that the center is deserted and sporting events have been postponed. It's no surprise really, because about half a mile northwest of Brussels' city center lies the shabby suburb of Molenbeek. It is one of Brussels' nineteen districts. This run down area of the Belgian capital has become the epicenter of a media storm during the past week as a number of the terrorists behind the appalling Paris attacks came from Molenbeek. [...] In...
  • Scarborough: Obama in 'Bubble,' Sees ISIS as Just 'Guys With Guns and Good Social Media'

    11/23/2015 6:38:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a guy "out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine." President Obama sees ISIS as Willy's bad mirror image, dismissing the terror group as guys with "conventional weapons and good social media." On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough blasted Obama's dangerous insouciance, calling it "staggering to our allies. It is staggering to people like Frank Bruni, a liberal columnist. It is staggering to Diane Feinstein, liberal Democrats. It is staggering to the world. The president's in a bubble by himself, saying that these are just bad guys with guns...
  • Jewish leaders call for limit on refugee numbers [Germany: Central Council of Jews]

    11/23/2015 6:35:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Nov 2015 14:55 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the migrant influx because of problems with integrating the mainly Muslim newcomers, earning a quick rebuke from a pro-refugee charity. [...] "Sooner or later, we won't have a choice but to set an upper limit," the council's president Josef Schuster told Die Welt daily. "Many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the Islamic State and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance are an integral part." [...] Schuster's comments were...
  • Meeting about Virginia mosque exposes deep divide

    11/23/2015 5:24:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/15 | Rachel Weiner
    For 27 years, members of the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg have lived in relative peace with their neighbors on a country road in rural Spotsylvania County.At least until last week, when, during a community meeting about their plans to build a bigger mosque nearby, they found themselves defending their right to exist. The meeting was intended to address traffic concerns around the proposed religious center but instead was taken over by half a dozen angry protesters calling the Muslim residents terrorists.The outbursts of hatred came amid rising calls across the country to pause or end resettlement of Muslim refugees in...
  • Sweden: Rape Clinic for Men, Publicly Funded "Virginity Tests"

    11/23/2015 3:03:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/15 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    On October 6, the radio program P4 Halland reported that an imam in Halmstad called homosexuality a "virus." In a video posted on his mosque's YouTube channel, the imam talked about raising children. He said that parents need to make sure their children have good immune systems, as there are many viruses floating around in society -- one of them being homosexuality. The lecture was held in association with the Sobriety Movement's Educational Activities (Nykterhetsrörelsens bildningsverksamhet). Its members immediately terminated their collaboration with the mosque.Commenting in the Swedish media on the commotion that erupted after the imam's statement, Mohamed...
  • Berlin turns Stasi HQ into a refugee shelter

    11/22/2015 8:08:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Nov 2015 14:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said. Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily. ...
  • Mali hotel attack: Gunmen barged in, shot at 'anything that moved'

    11/22/2015 7:34:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 11-22-15 | Faith Karimi and Erin Burnett
    Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel shouted "Allahu akbar" as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said. The attackers did not say a word to anyone as they opened fire Friday morning, employee Tamba Couye said. They shot at "anything that moved" as terrified patrons dashed for cover all over the hotel, he said. By the time Malian and U.N. security forces rushed in and ended the siege hours later, bodies were scattered across the floors of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako. At least 22 people were killed in the attack,...
  • US lawmakers say forget Assad, focus on ISIS

    11/22/2015 7:02:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20 2015 | Deb Reichman
    In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS. "The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria,"...
  • Good News - Progressives Once More Assure Us Islam is our Friend

    11/22/2015 10:14:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | Steve Deace
    My home state is allegedly about to get blasted with its first winter storm, but I don't plan on letting it slow me down one bit. See, inspired by today's progressives, I believe I will be able to carve a path through the snow and live a life unfettered by the reality that may choke other people. Weather's nasty judgmental streak will crash into my Mizzou-inspired safe space, and not a finger will be lifted in the service of that taunting shovel in my garage. I will not be triggered into accepting the blizzard's cold, hard truth. For I am...
  • Obama warns against overreaction to Islamic State attacks

    11/22/2015 9:39:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 106 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 12:35 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama said Sunday the Islamic State group "cannot strike a mortal blow" against the U.S., and he warned that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists' hands. "We will destroy this terrorist organization," he vowed. Ending a trip to Asia, Obama implored Americans not to let the specter of terror cause them to compromise their values or change the way they live. [...] Since IS militants killed 130 in France nine days ago, Obama's strategy has come under repeated questioning. ...
  • Administration Assures Governors Refugee Vetting Is Rigorous

    11/21/2015 5:17:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 21, 2015 | Douglas K. Daniel, AP-Washington
    The Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process," particularly if they are fleeing from Syria. "In short, the security vetting for this population — the most vulnerable of individuals — is extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive," Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson write in letters sent to all state and territorial governors and to the mayor of Washington. D.C. After last week's attacks in Paris by the Islamic State, several governors vowed to block efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in...
  • The Week in Nothing to do with Islam (Steyn)

    11/21/2015 10:17:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    steynonline.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, was a little behind the curve when she reacted to the bloodbath in Paris by insisting that "the attacks have nothing to do with Islam". This is the old spin that, although some terrorists might claim to be Muslim, there's nothing inherently Muslim about their terrorism. But why be so modest? In the United States, the most senior members of the Democrat establishment are taking it to the next level. Secretary of State John Kerry: It has nothing to do with Islam; it has everything to do with criminality, with terror, with abuse, with...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Iran Guard simulates capture of Al Aqsa Mosque

    11/21/2015 9:42:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 4:48 AM EST | Ali Akbar Dareini
    Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran's state media reported Saturday that the forces stormed and "liberated" a replica of the mosque in the exercise. They say that 120 brigades from the Basij, the paramilitary unit of the Guard, participated in Friday's exercise outside the holy city of Qom in central Iran. ...
  • Number Of Radical Salafi Islamists In German Surges by 25 Per Cent In Four Months

    11/21/2015 7:49:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2015 | Breitbart London
    The number of fundamentalist Salafi Islamists in Germany - those who aim to practice their religion according to 7th century norms - is rising at an unprecedented rate. A survey commission by Germany security services estimated that there were around 7,900 active Salfis in Germany this June, Focus Online reports.In January, there was thought to be 6300: meaning there was a 25 per cent leap in just four months.For the past three years the number has been rising more steadily, at around just under 6 per cent every four months.Before January the number rose by 2,500 - form 3,800 to...
  • How the Left Thinks about the War on Terror (The left thinks?)

    11/21/2015 6:41:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Are you confused about how Barack Obama thinks about the War on Terror? How about Hillary Clinton? What about the editorial page of The New York Times? If you can't make sense of anything you hear or read, there is a reason for that. How they really think is rarely ever made explicit and never debated or publicly discussed. Until now. Here are ten bad ideas implicit in most leftwing commentary on this topic. 1. If there are no boots on the ground, you're not really at war. Barack Obama said it over and over again to our troops, to...
  • How Islamic Are Islamic Terrorists?

    11/21/2015 1:06:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/20/2015 | EDWARD PENTIN
    According to experts, the fundamentalist jihadists who carry out murderous attacks are Muslims whose beliefs are rooted partly in longstanding Islamic teachings. ROME - President Barack Obama refrained from describing Nov. 13's Paris attacks as "Islamic terrorism" or even radical Islamic terrorism, continuing his policy of distancing such atrocities from the religion. But that nonetheless leaves open the question: How Islamic are Islamic terrorists? To equate the attacks with "views of Islam" creates "stereotypes" that are "counterproductive" and "wrong," Obama told reporters at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 16. "They will lead, I think, to greater recruitment into...