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  • European Union Threatens Poland with Sanctions and Suspension of Voting Rights

    07/20/2017 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    The European Union has threatened to invoke Article 7, a move which could see Poland lose its voting priveledges in the political bloc and possibly face sanctions over recently proposed judicial reforms. The European Union announced Wednesday that it would be taking further steps against Poland for what it views as a “systematic threat to the rule of law.” The political bloc has criticised the Polish government’s proposed judicial reform in the past and is now eying a move that could suspend Warsaw’s vote within the union by invoking Article 7, Die Presse reports. Poland’s ruling party has been pushing...
  • Linda Sarsour’s Epic Twitter Fail

    07/20/2017 5:40:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 20, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    CNN’s Jake Tapper calls out Linda Sarsour on her “ugly sentiments” and support for cop killers. Still reeling from a series of embarrassing disclosures and meltdowns that have blackened her image, Linda Sarsour, the self-promoting anti-Semitic provocateur has found herself once again embroiled in controversy. Sarsour, who has proven to be adept and promoting herself on social media, bit off  more than she could chew when she provoked the ire of CNN’s Jake Tapper.  Sarsour had expressed support for Assata Shakur, a fugitive cop killer who murdered a New Jersey state trooper in 1973. Shakur was convicted of first degree...
  • Converts and Jihad

    07/20/2017 5:36:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-20-17 | Abigail Eisman
    Muslim converts have long been especially valued by recruiters for Islamist terror groups. “Their ability to operate freely in Europe, Asia and North America without arousing the suspicion of security authorities,” a 2006 study found, makes them especially useful in executing plots. In addition, the study claimed that, “They are among the most aggressive of Islamist activists.” More than a decade since that study was published, ISIS recruiters continue to seek out new converts. Most of this activity takes place online, according to former radical turned counterterrorism professional Mubin Shaikh, who particularly blames social media. “The volume and speed of...
  • Radical left plot to assassinate opponents no longer unthinkable, Berlin warns

    07/19/2017 10:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 July 2017 14:00 CEST+02:00
    For years, far-left activists in Berlin followed the strategy of attacking property, not people. But that is changing, the Berlin interior ministry claimed on Tuesday. “2016 was marked out by a spiral in left-wing violence that not only led to a multitude of serious crimes, but also in part to a radicalized tone — which has seen calls for the murder of police officers and politicians,” the ministry warned in its security report for 2016, released on Tuesday. “The inhibition threshold regarding physical attacks is sinking, and we are now at the stage where targeted assassination of political opponents no...
  • Hamas admits Israel gives full religious freedom to Muslims

    07/19/2017 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 07/19/17 11:50 | Mordechai Sones
    The Hamas Islamic Resistance movement issued a press release by Ismail Haniyeh regarding developments in Al-Aqsa Mosque, in which they inadvertently admit that until this week’s Temple Mount closure, Israel has allowed practice of their faith “in complete freedom … for half a century”, reported The Tower. […] The claim that Israel plans to seize control of the mosque that sits on the Temple Mount has been at the heart of Muslim incitement against Jews for at least a century, and continues to be invoked across the Arab and Muslim world by leaders looking to deflect attention from themselves and...
  • Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

    07/19/2017 7:12:07 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | 18 July 17 | Unattributed
    The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. Brother Rachid posted a video on Youtube on Sunday alleging that El Fizazi has been avoiding a debate that they had agreed to hold back in 2014. He said that he recently called El Fizazi but the scholar refused to talk to him. According to the preacher, El Fizazi responded, “I have no time for you.” The Moroccan Christian preacher known for his opposition to Islam rejected El Fizazi’s apparent excuse not to debate him because he is an “apostate.”...
  • On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

    07/19/2017 5:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 4:40 PM EDT | Pablo Gorondi and Ilan Ben Zion
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union’s “crazy” insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at a regional summit. Netanyahu was discussing Iran, Syria, the Islamic State group, and EU-Israel relations when some of his comments — and those of other leaders at the meeting closed to the media — were accidentally broadcast to journalists in another room. Netanyahu also made a rare public admission that Israel has struck Iranian arms convoys...
  • Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs

    07/19/2017 3:38:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    USMC Life ^ | July 13, 2017
    Jury awards millions to pilots flying improperly packed airplane with USMC MRAPs By USMC Life| July 13th, 2017|Featured, News|11 Comments A Cook County jury has returned a verdict in favor of the families of three of seven crew members who perished in the dramatic crash of a National Airlines 747 cargo airplane in Bagram, Afghanistan on April 29, 2013. The crash itself was captured on a dashcam video that went viral over the internet shortly after the accident occurred.
  • Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria

    07/19/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/19/17 | Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous
    President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put pressure on Assad to step aside, but even its backers have questioned its efficacy since Russia deployed forces in Syria two years later. Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as an...
  • Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria

    07/19/2017 12:13:37 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 38 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 7/19/2017 | Roy Gutman
    ISTANBUL—In the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa. The list published by the Anadolu news agency points to a U.S. presence from one end to the other of the Kurdish self-administration region—a distance of more than 200 miles. The Anadolu news agency even listed the number of U.S. troops in several locations and in two instances stipulated the presence...
  • Afghanistan: Muslim soldiers are using boys as sex slaves, and the U.S. is looking the other way

    07/19/2017 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 19, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    What are we in Afghanistan for, if not to stand for our own values and the principles of human rights? Instead, U.S. officials are aiding and abetting the destruction of these boys’ lives — and all too often sacrificing the lives of our own troops. This is beyond shameful. “Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a flowing...
  • Supreme Court ruling on travel ban (another compromise ruling)

    07/19/2017 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.
  • Boston launches poster campaign to combat Islamophobia

    07/19/2017 7:25:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017
    Boston has launched a new public service campaign to fight Islamophobia by offering the public ways to address aggression toward others because of their appearance or beliefs. The campaign launched Monday involves 50 posters that provide a step-by-step guide to handling when someone is being harassed. They will be posted on bus stop benches and other public places around the city. Titled "What to do if you are witnessing Islamophobic harassment," the posters encourage people to engage with the person who is being targeted and to draw attention away from the harasser. The technique is called "non-complementary behavior," and...
  • The Challenge of Modernizing Islam-Reformers speak out -- and the obstacles they face

    07/19/2017 3:59:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 18, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Editor's note: Jihad Watch writer Christine Douglass-Williams' new book, The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face, is now out now from Encounter Books. Order your copy here. Robert Spencer contributed a Foreword to the book, which we are running below:"This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed my favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.” So says Allah in the Qur’an (5:3), in words that have vexed Islamic reformers and would-be reformers throughout the history of the religion. Traditional and mainstream Islamic theology holds that Islam is...
  • Improving Muslim Integration: Sending in the Clowns-surreal world of Sweden's new migration policy

    07/19/2017 3:54:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-18-17 | Bruce Bawer
    If some of the things that are being done in Sweden today weren't demonstrably true, they'd be unbelievable. If they weren't so idiotically tragic, they'd be brilliantly funny. What follows is not a joke. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his crew have come up with a great new way to improve integration. One word: clowns. A quick reminder: thanks to the astronomical cost of feeding, housing, and clothing immigrants who prefer not to support themselves, and the equally formidable expense of policing those multiculturally enriched, high-crime areas that the authorities haven't already given up on policing, Sweden is...
  • Slaughtered Christians “A Viable Target”?

    07/19/2017 3:50:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 18, 2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christian leaders in the Middle East call for aid -- while the international community looks the other way. Reprinted from The Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  The uptick in often lethal persecution of Christians in Muslim regions has caused many Christian leaders to appeal for aid. Canon Andrew White, the prominent minister known as the “Vicar of Baghdad” told Fox News in March, “If there is anything I can tell Americans it is that your fellow brothers and sisters are suffering, they are desperate for help,” he said. “And it is not just a...
  • President Trump Reverses Obama’s Anti-Christian Refugee Policy

    07/19/2017 3:47:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joseph Klein
    Christian refugee admissions increase during the first five months of Trump presidency. After declaring that Christians have “been horribly treated” by the refugee program under former President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has reversed the Obama administration’s disgraceful discrimination against Christian refugees.  According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data, during the period from January 21, 2017 - President Trump’s first full day in office - through June 30, “9,598 Christian refugees arrived in the U.S., compared with 7,250 Muslim refugees. Christians made up 50% of all refugee arrivals in this period, compared with 38% who are Muslim.”...
  • BREAKING: Panic as 'man drives into shoppers before pouring petrol from can'

    07/18/2017 1:55:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 35 replies
    Dailystar.co.uk ^ | July 18, 2017 | Nicholas Bieber
    A DRIVER has ploughed into shoppers – before reportedly jumping out of his vehicle with a petrol can in his hand.The man reportedly drove into the entrance of the discount retail superstore Gekas Ullared in the town of Ullared, Sweden, just before 8pm today.
  • Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015

    07/18/2017 11:58:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2017 | Fox News
    Somali immigrant cop Mohamed Noor, who shot Jessica Damond, was 'highly celebrated' by Minneapolis mayor in 2015 The Somali-born Minnesota police officer alleged to have shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman on Saturday had been lauded by Minneapolis’ mayor and feted by the local community when he joined the force in 2015. “I want to take a moment to recognize Officer Mohamed Noor, the newest Somali officer in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote in a Facebook post when Noor began serving the city. “Officer Noor has been assigned to the 5th Precinct, where his arrival has...
  • A BDS Lesson from Tunisia

    07/18/2017 11:07:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-17-17 | Ben Cohen
    JNS.org – To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel — which is about much more than just boycotting Israel — it can be helpful to see how this issue is presented in the Arab world, and how it plays out there. The prestigious international culture festival in Carthage, Tunisia, opened July 13 under the shadow of a call to boycott one of the performers: Michel Boujenah, a French-Jewish actor and a proud son of Tunisia, the land of his birth. Boujenah is not an Israeli citizen, nor does he live in Israel. But...