Tsk, tsk, tsk so young and already so full of hate! I bet his mommy and daddy don't mind cashing welfare checks,
they receive courtesy taxpaying Kuffars.
Tsk, tsk, tsk so young and already so full of hate! I bet his mommy and daddy don't mind cashing welfare checks,
they receive courtesy taxpaying Kuffars.
After bemoaning the Republican voters who have stalled the process (by scaring the candidates for the upcoming House elections on the issue), and telling a “heartbreaking and heartwarming” sob story of an illegal immigrant (involving gang violence in El Salvador),
the (unnamed) writer notes:
Rich countries need limits on immigration.It is “morally unjustifiable” that some kids are born in crappy countries? Really? Whose fault is that? Are we supposed to take in the entire world?
At the same time, it is morally unjustifiable that some kids are born in well-governed, stable, prosperous countries, while others are born in semi-functional states where they are prey to ethnic and religious violence or homicidal criminal gangs.
Most Americans, with immigrant stories in our own backgrounds, are sensitive to this basic injustice.
Immigration will always be restricted, but the rules will be determined in the political struggle between empathy and prudence. Immigration advocates can do a lot to add weight to the empathetic end of the balance.
Wouldn’t become just as crappy in the end, too? They bring their culture with them when they come!
The writer also compares the situation of his ancestors arriving in the US early in the 20th century:
My family came between 1906 and 1911, the peak years for immigration from eastern Europe, after the failed Russian revolution of 1905 touched off a maelstrom of state collapse, interethnic violence, and anti-Semitic pogroms. When my maternal great-great-grandfather, a fabric trader, left the southern Polish (then Austro-Hungarian) town of Przemysl for New York, he could only afford to bring two of his four daughters. After saving enough to return for the other two, he found himself trapped in Przemysl by the outbreak of the first world war; the Russian Revolution followed. Around 1919, in the middle of the Soviet-Polish war, he was murdered by highwaymen while trying to earn the money to get the rest of the family to America.No, there is another main difference: there was no welfare state in the early 20th century. Many immigrants, in fact, returned, as they found life in the New World was not what they had expected.
The main difference between Yessica and my great-great-grandfather is that in 1906, America had open immigration.
You cannot have open immigration and a welfare state. No way!
@JonahNRO Seriously, I feel bad for them. The DNC couldn't remove "Jonah Goldberg" from their list after the 1st embarrassing retweet?So much pressure is being put on National Review’s Jonah Goldberg to save the midterm elections for the Democrats from the evil influence of the Koch brothers that it’s almost unbearable.
— Marla Rose (@MarlaMRose) September 14, 2014
So far he’s received emails from the DCCC with the all-caps header, “ACCEPT DEFEAT,” followed by another headed, “All Hope Is Lost.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi herself even reached out with the very downbeat email headed, “disappointed jonah” — apparently she was too sad to even capitalize his name.
Now Goldberg has shared the latest missive from Pelosi, or an old ex-girlfriend calling herself Pelosi, begging for the use of his grassroots power...
White girls raped by Pakistanis in England; in Pakistan there is serious rape culture problem against boys
“Democrats need to attract more white voters, and their best hope may come once they no longer have a black man in the White House.” This is Nate Cohn, in an article entitled
“Why Democrats Can’t Win the House” that bannered the front of this past Sunday’s New York Times’ Week in Review section.
This sounds borderline racist, or at the very least, impolitic. But is it? Is there something wrong with saying that Democrats need to do better among whites? Is this somehow more offensive than the constant refrain among Republicans that they have to win more Hispanic votes?
I’ll return to those questions, but first, back to Cohn. In his defense, he didn’t actually use the phrasing I started with. Rather, he used circumlocutions, writing: “To retake the House, Democrats... need to attract the voters that some liberals thought they could abandon: the conservative Democrats of the South and Appalachia, where the vanquished Blue Dogs once reigned. The best hope for Democrats may be reclaiming some of these voters once President Obama is out of the White House.”
Cohn’s correct that the ability of Democrats to retake the House depends on reaching more white voters. Had he said so clearly, though, he might have gone on to raise, rather than ignore, the single most crucial question: Can Democrats win white votes without themselves trading on prejudice, and if so, how? This is what Democratic leaders and political pundits should be debating -- front and center -- as they confront the reality of racial divisions in American politics...
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BENGHAZI, Libya - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast and most are feared dead, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.
Only 26 people have been rescued so far, navy spokesman Ayub Qassem told Reuters, adding that the boat had sunk near Tajoura, east of the capital Tripoli.
"There are so many dead bodies floating in the sea," he said, adding that the under-equipped coast guard had few resources to search for survivors.
Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa, mostly lawless Libya, in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. Many head for Italy...
Text reads: “Stand up! Never again hatred of Jews”
Angela Merkel committed Germany to the fight against antisemitism yesterday after revealing that every Jewish institution in the country was under police protection after an alarming rise in hostility.
The German chancellor criticised supposed pro-Palestinian demonstrators who used their cause as a “cloak” to attack Jews after rallies this summer were disfigured by antisemitic chants more reminiscent of the Nazi era.
Mrs Merkel and her entire cabinet appeared at a rally to support Germany’s 200,000-strong Jewish population at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate in a sign of the high level of concern.
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Without bothering to check further, eighteen years ago Um Mashari married a total stranger:
...[T]he young Saudi woman was standing in front of the General Court in Riyadh waiting for a cab to take her and her mother back home. She had little idea the taxi driver who would pick them up would turn her life upside down forever by fooling her into thinking he was a Saudi with a genuine ID card.Now she has a daughter and three sons, all registered with the man as the father (using the ID he had). Then one day:
Telling her story to Al-Riyadh newspaper, Um Mashari said the taxi driver, who was good looking, soft-spoken and polite, told them he was desperately looking for a bride.
She said: “My mother, who was attracted to his good looks, mannerisms and polite language, immediately offered me to him.
“He readily accepted, thanking my mother for her valuable offer.”
She recalled the man, who spoke in a perfect Saudi accent and wore a beautiful Saudi thobe (the Arab cultural dress), came to their home the next day accompanied by a number of old men.
She said: “We tied the knot with the old men being witnesses.
“Because we had no male companion in our home, my mother asked him to live with us and he did.”
Um Mashari said one day a man knocked at her door.Her husband admitted he was not a Saudi citizen and disappeared from her life.
She asked him who he was but he told her that he had discovered that her children were registered under his national ID, not her husband’s.
This is not like a Western country where children have citizenship simply based on where they are born. In her case, the children are not Saudi citizens. Apparently, having a Saudi mother is not enough.
There is also a problem with attempting to get a divorce. So far, she is having many problems...
Egyptians on social media have derided a stamp that was supposed to depict the nation’s famous Suez Canal but instead showed the Panama Canal – situated over 11,500 km away.
The new series of stamps had been commissioned to mark a new $8.4bn Suez Canal project which will run alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway.
“Egypt issues stamps of ‘new Suez Canal,’ but steals an image of the Panama Canal instead. Major fail,” wrote one Twitter user.
Another wrote: “even with the new Suez Canal, they did not produce it with conscience.”
An official source acknowledged the mistake and said the error will be corrected, adding that a new, accurate stamp would be released next Tuesday, local daily Youm7 reported...
Two weeks ago, Senator Jacqui Lambie announced she, too, had Aboriginal blood. Descended from a Tasmanian chieftain, no less.
This surprised Clyde Mansell, chairman of Tasmania’s Aboriginal Land Council, who says he’s descended from the same Mannalargenna people and claims Lambie isn’t.
But no worries. Lambie maintains her claim and shut him up with threats to sue. That’s how things tend to roll in the blacker-than-thou industry...
Obama’s hope to do anything of substance in Syria took another severe blow yesterday as the U.S.-backed and armed Syrian Revolutionaries Front (SRF) struck a peace deal with ISIS, according to both Arabic and English language news reports.
The SRF had only a few months ago been deemed by the U.S. foreign policy establishment as “the West’s best fighting chance against Syria’s Islamist armies.”
Now AFP reports:
Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday.Keep reading...
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ceasefire deal was agreed between ISIS and moderate and Islamist rebels in Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital.
Under the deal, “the two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime.”
Nussayri is a pejorative term for the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.
See also this report: ‘Moderate’ Muslim Rebel Groups Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS in Syria
(Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Sunday Qatar had sent three military planes loaded with weapons and ammunition to a Tripoli airport controlled by an armed opposition group.
“Unfortunately they (the planes) reached (Tripoli) Matiga airport,” he told UAE-based Arab TV channel Sky News. “We will consider... breaking off relations if this interference into Libya’s internal affairs continued.”
“We confirm that we have official reports that these war planes carried weapons and ammunition,” he said.
Thinni also repeated accusations against Sudan, saying Khartoum had tried sending a military plane loaded with ammunition to Matiga, an airport controlled by an armed opposition group which seized the capital Tripoli last month.
The oil producer is divided between a government and elected parliament, which have relocated to the far east since an armed group from the western city of Misrata took over the capital. The Misrata force has helped set up a rival assembly and government, part of a broader anarchy gripping the country three years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
“The Sudanese brothers are trying to interfere in Libya’s affairs,” Thinni said.
Sudan has confirmed it had sent a plane to the Libyan airport of Kufra but says it was only carrying equipment for a joint Libyan-Sudanese border force...
See also this op-ed on the situation in Libya: The storm brewing in the Sahara desert: Chaos in Libya is threatening to destabilize the Sahel region, a development which would have grave implications for European security. France has taken the lead in raising the alarm.
Libya is being torn apart by warring factions. With the post-Gadhafi state breaking down and losing the little control it ever had of its southern border, instability could spill across the vast Saharan and sub-Saharan spaces, where the lines drawn in the sand by colonial powers have never been effectively controlled...
Today's Multicultural Moment: 36% Of Muslims Think Jihadi Terrorists Should Be Allowed To Keep Canadian Citizenship
Nearly half of Canadians polled by CIIM agreed that Canadians who fight overseas with non-state military groups, such as terror groups in Iraq and Syria, should lose their citizenship.
People aged 45 to 54 (57%) were most likely to agree, followed by French-Canadians and Albertans (55%).
Those least likely to support revoking citizenship were, once again, Canadians aged 18 to 24 (34%) and Muslims (36%).
UK Muslims ask politicians to refer to ISIS as ‘Un-Islamic State’
Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How Western denial about Islam has fueled Genocide in the Middle East.
Dr Durie speaks at the Q Society event in Melbourne together with Clare Lopez on the evening of 2 September 2014. His topic "Three Choices and the Bitter Harvest of Denial: How Western denial about Islam has fueled Genocide in the Middle East."
A 26-year-old Seattle woman Chantae Gilman is facing rape charges after a man alleged woke up to find her on top of him in his apartment, pinning his arms down.
The unidentified victim, 31, reported the June 17 attack to police saying that he did not know Gilman personally but said she was an acquaintance of another man in the duplex.
He described her as “a drug user in the area.”
Gilman has prior felon convictions for attempted robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, The Smoking Gun reports.
According the the police report, on the night of the attack the man had attended a birthday party for a neighbor known to Gilman...
South Africa’s ruling party condemned Israel as a nation founded on the basis of apartheid, and branded the establishment of the state a crime against humanity.
The allegation was made in a statement issued over the weekend, as South Africa’s anti-Israel lobby planned to protest a conference Sunday held by the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) in Johannesburg.
“As the Alliance we are now heightening our campaign aimed at boycotting and isolating Israel as a state founded on the basis of apartheid, which according to international law and several UN conventions is a crime against humanity,” read the statement, which was co-signed by African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe...
Rotherham Cops quickly arrest 12 EDL Demonstrators - Unlike The Muslim Rape Gangs They Allowed To Flourish For Years
Eleven men and a woman were taken into custody overnight from Saturday to Sunday by police in Rotherham.
The Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria is one of the most popular themes in the Western media now. Experts discuss all aspects of its tactics, talk about its leaders and weapons and where they got them from…
Anything except the key point: what’s happening now in Syria and Iraq is a general repetition before transferring the war to the West, which is weakened and confused by liberalism and culturalism. However, the West and America are the next target of the mujahedins.
And they do not hide it...
It is the most iconic archipelago in the world: famous for its sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters and, as they write in tourist brochures, as close as you can get to “paradise”.
But the tiny island chain of the Maldives, with its population of just 345,000, is becoming famous for something rather less attractive: as a fertile recruiting ground for Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
In an interview with The Independent on Sunday today the islands’ former President Mohamed Nasheed warns that up to 200 Maldivians are currently fighting for IS in Iraq and Syria.
Elder of Ziyon
just published a fascinating update on the widely reported story from late July, in which Gaza’s only power plant was allegedly completely “destroyed” by an Israeli missile strike.
Here’s (at left) how the Guardian covered the incident in a July 30th report by Harriet Sherwood.
The report, quite naturally, didn’t mention that Israel not only denied attacking the power plant, but explained that they didn’t bomb anything in the vicinity of the power plant that day...
“The power plant is finished,” said its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, signalling a new crisis for Gaza’s 1.8 million people, who were already enduring power cuts of more than 20 hours a day.However, as Elder noted in today’s post, the “destroyed” power plant is about to come back online...
“We need at least one year to repair the power plant, the turbines, the fuel tanks and the control room,” said Fathi Sheik Khalil of the Gaza energy authority. “Everything was burned.” He said crew members who had been trapped by the fire for several hours were evacuated.
On Friday, Brazilian soccer club SC Corinthians Paulista asked its fans to stop using homophobic insults against team’s rivals.
“This is the people’s team. From the people to the people. Since 1910 we have fight against elitism and racism,” said the club’s statement.
Corinthians is one of the most important soccer clubs in Brazil and is the most popular team in the city of Sao Paulo.
As in other leagues, every time a rival goalkeeper makes a goal kick in Corinthian’s stadium supporters shout “bicha” - a homophobic insult - at him in unison...
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I keep seeing stories about sports fans and “homophobia”. I don’t know why.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he is planning to carry out frequent visits to European capitals after Parliament reopens on Oct. 1, in a bid to accelerate Turkey’s European Union accession process.
Erdoğan delivered his message at a meeting with the editors of pro-government media outlets on Sept. 13, as reported by columnists from these outlets on Sept. 14.
Erdoğan listed his current areas of primary concern under five titles: The new Constitution, the Kurdish resolution process, the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the EU process and foreign policy, and the fight against the “parallel state”...
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Indeed he is going after the “parallel state:” The World Bulletin reported on September 10:
Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag has confirmed that the CIA is cooperationg with Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) to extradite the Pennsylvania-based Turkish congregation leader Fethullah Gülen.This caught my eye because, whatever you think of Gülen - he is an Islamist, although of a different stripe than Erdoğan, he does not appear to have committed any crimes that would warrant extradition. But the Obama administration is very buddy-buddy with Erdoğan so who knows?
Gülen, who has been living in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since leaving Turkey in 1999 with a fake passport, faces questions over his alleged role in leading a “parallel state” to undermine the Turkish government via infiltrators in the judiciary and police force.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announces the brutal murder of David Haines will not deter Great Britain from continuing its fight against ISIS.
Following a meeting at the Cabinet Office Briefing Room (Cobra), Prime Minister Cameron held a recently completed news conference to address the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. During the news conference, Cameron stated: “We cannot ignore this threat to our security and that of our allies. We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice, whatever it takes.”
Cameron also confirmed that the British are using the Royal Air Force (RAF) to conduct surveillance missions of ISIS and that his country will not “shirk their responsibility” when it comes to dealing with the growing global threat posed by ISIS. He reiterated that Great Britain will not be deterred by the brutality of ISIS, despite the fact that it is believed British citizens are not only members of ISIS, but also participating in the gruesome beheading.
Cameron described ISIS as “monsters” and not Muslims because Islam is a religion of peace, saying: “They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people… they boast of their brutality… they claim to do this in the name of Islam, that is nonsense, Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims, they are monsters”...
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Photos are circulating online in China of what is suspected to be a Chinese citizen fighting for the Islamic State militant group. Though the photos initially surfaced Tuesday, there still has been no confirmation of the identity or nationality of the man.
Islamic State In Indonesia? Four Turkish Nationals, Suspected IS Members, In Custody
Number of Australians joining jihad in Iraq and Syria would be double... if it wasn't for their MUMS reporting them to police
Muslim Americans are fighting back against Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) suggestion on Thursday that the U.S. government should spy on mosques to stop the recruitment of fighters into the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“The radical Islamists have 1.3 or more billion Muslims to work with,” the Iowa congressman said on The Steve Deace Show. “Now they aren’t all supporters… but that is a huge population to draw from,” he continued, suggesting that recruiters are “certainly in the United States,” particularly in mosques in Virginia and Minneapolis.
But American Muslims view ISIS as an abomination to Islam and the group itself has little regard for the fundamental tenets of Islam, blowing up copies of the Qur’an, killing fellow Muslims, and slaughtering innocent youth and using rape and sexual slavery as a weapon.
Virtually every single American Muslim organization has publicly disavowed both the ideology and the practices of ISIS and just a day before King’s remarks dozens of Muslim American clerics and community leaders distanced their religion from the beliefs of the terrorist extremists...
“It’s really reprehensible, red meat rhetoric being thrown out there,” Mahdi Bray of the American Muslim Alliance told the local NBC affiliate in Washington D.C. “No. we don’t need spies in mosques. I think we went through that with Hoover, with Dr. Martin Luther King and that didn’t work either, he saw a communist behind every sheet. So I don’t think there’s a need for that and actually — and, again, this goes back to my original characterization of this being un-American”...
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They are open to the public, are they not? Would any Christian care about the government attending Sunday morning sermons (during which they would risk being bored silly)?
No danger, of course, that these public denunciations might be misleading - nothing of that sort has ever happened before.
Picture your quintessential leftist. Make him as stupid and goofy as you can.
Then double it.
And you’ll get Yossi Sarid, a leftist politician...
"Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who should be a hero to everyone who respects reason and those who stand up for it, can’t catch a break. First, despite her liberalism, she was forced to get a job with a conservative organization (The American Enterprise Institute) because, given her activism against Islam, no liberal organization would hire her.
Then Brandeis University offered her an honorary degree and, after Muslim-inspired protest, decided to withdraw it."
Richard Dawkins is an often insufferable dick, but he's right about this.
The changing face of Britain: A child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than Christian
There are more Muslim children than Christian growing up in Birmingham, figures show.
The latest statistics, extracted from the 2011 Census, give an insight into the fast pace of demographic change across Britain.
They pinpoint several parts of the country where traditional religious beliefs are being eclipsed for the first time.
STOCKHOLM—Sweden’s Social Democrat Leader Stefan Lofven defeated incumbent Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in parliamentary elections here Sunday, but may struggle to form a durable government after a surge in support for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats eroded some of his left-leaning bloc's backing.
With nearly all votes counted, results from Sweden’s election authority showed the Social Democrats won 31.1% of the vote, largely unchanged from the last election in 2010, while Mr. Reinfeldt's Moderate Party slumped to 23.2%, from 30.1% at the last election.
The left-leaning opposition bloc, which includes the Green Party and the Left Party, received a total of 43.6% of the vote, compared with 39.4% for Mr. Reinfeldt’s four-party center-right alliance, which has governed Sweden for eight years. The Sweden Democrats received 13% of the vote.
Mr. Reinfeldt at a news conference said he would hand in his resignation on Monday and leave as head of the Moderate Party in the spring.
See also this Reuters story: Sweden heads for minority left government, far right surges
Western civilization – life as we know it – is in jeopardy.
It’s not ISIS’s rapid advance in the Middle East. It’s not Russia’s aggressive moves in Eastern Europe or China’s rise as a political and economic power.
No … it’s Republicans...
Was it only a week ago that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listed a "core coalition" of 10 countries willing to join the U.S. effort to destroy the Islamic State? Since then Britain has categorically ruled out military strikes in Syria, while Germany has ruled out any use of force. Now Turkey is bugging out.
The Turkish abdication goes a step further than the Brits or Germans. Not only will Ankara take no military action, it will also forbid the U.S. from using the U.S. air base in Incirlik—located fewer than 100 miles from the Syrian border—to conduct air strikes against the terrorists. That will complicate the Pentagon's logistical and reconnaissance challenges, especially for a campaign that's supposed to take years.
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Yet another Christian cleric lines up to assure us that the Islamic State is not Islamic -
...Yes, I know, they have “Islamic” in their name and they hark back to some of the violent parts of Islamic history. But they are a distortion of the Islamic faith as practiced in so many parts of our world — and they are a clear threat to many people who practice Islam today.Since this news site mentions Madison and contains that name in the URL, I assume this Fitchburg is in Wisconsin (and not Massachusetts). It can be hard to tell where a site is located these days -- with Google-tailored ads that know where the reader lives.
Once again, there’s a raft of commentators asking: If this group does not represent Islam, why aren’t Muslim leaders condemning it? It’s sort of the FOX News syndrome: If we didn't report it, then it did not happen.
In fact, Muslim leaders across America and, even more so, around the world have been vociferous in their condemnation of the Islamic State.
Yet in our media, in our political debates, in our private conversations, it's far too easy to conflate the awful actions of the terrorists also known as ISIS or ISIL with a religious tradition that is far deeper and richer and complex than most Americans understand.
Not everyone is as blatant as Andrea Tantaros on FOX News, who said of Muslims in late August after the execution of journalist James Foley, “You can’t solve it with a dialogue. … You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand. And all we’ve heard from this president is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them.”
That’s so wrong on so many levels. Those of us who share the Christian faith have our own long history of horrific episodes — Christians killing each other all across Europe, creating rivers of Muslim blood in the Holy Land, forcing native tribes in this country to convert or die, downing women thought to be witches in New England. And yet within Christianity, as within Islam, there are wonderful stories of generosity and caring and tolerance and risking all for others. We need to be careful in our judgments.
Phil Haslanger is pastor of Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg
TOKYO — On Sept. 3, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his cabinet for the first time since he came to office in late 2012. Determined to show that he is progressive on women’s issues, he appointed five new female ministers, tying the record set by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
The foreign media seem to have been impressed by the gesture. But Japanese outlets were more interested in the gains of another group: Fifteen of the 19 members in the new cabinet belong to Nippon Kaigi, the “Japan Conference,” a nationalistic right-wing group that was all but unknown until recently.
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ALGIERS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - A new armed group calling itself the Caliphate Soldiers in Algeria has split from al Qaeda’s North African branch and sworn loyalty to the radical breakaway group Islamic State fighting in Syria and Iraq.
A breakaway of key Algerian commanders from Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, known as AQIM, would show deepening rivalry between al Qaeda’s core command and the Islamic State over leadership of the transnational Islamist militancy.
In a communique, AQIM central region commander Khaled Abu Suleimane, whose real name is Gouri Abdelmalek, claimed leadership of the new group, joined by an AQIM commander of an eastern region in Algeria, where the al Qaeda wing has its base.
“You have in the Islamic Maghreb men if you order them they will obey you,” Suleimane said in reference to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. “The Maghreb has deviated from the true path”...
Police in Marseille arrested a man who brandished a weapon in front of a Jewish school and threatened to commit murder.
The man, who was not named, approached the Gan Ami school while carrying the weapon, shouting: “I will kill all of you,” an unnamed police source told the Le Figaro daily. The man, 48, was drunk and was arrested soon after making the threats, according to the report.
The police source said the man lived next door to the school, and that he was annoyed at a truck that was parked outside the school, which blocked traffic and prompted other drivers to sound their horns. The incident happened at 1 P.M. on September 10 as parents were arriving to pick up pupils and take them home...
Britain is set to impose curbs on Muslim Brotherhood-linked organisations and block activists moving to London after a report by a senior diplomat raised concerns over the group's links to extremists in the Middle East.
David Cameron asked Sir John Jenkins, the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to compile a full report on the Muslim Brotherhood after Gulf allies put pressure on the government to curtail the movement's London-based operations.
Critics of the movement accuse it of links to jihadist groups and of pursuing divisive sectarian politics that infringe the freedom of other religions and Islamic interpretations.
It is no doubt some mysterious function of divine justice that feminism turns its adherents into caricatures of helpless and irrational females. I know so many homemaker moms who possess incredible dignity and self-possession — the respect and power that such womanly women acquire without even trying is kind of startling and wonderful. And of course, I also know plenty of more careerist women who show up and do their jobs well without a lot of fuss and bother about their gender. But feminists?
Andrew Klavan on the Newest Threat on College Campuses: Microaggression
England cricketer Moeen Ali said “One of the biggest things I’d like to achieve is to encourage other people of faith, any sort of faith, to play cricket, or professional sport, and follow your faith”
England’s famous bearded Muslim cricketer Moeen Ali, who has made both headlines in the British media for both his superb performances on the field and his unique appearance, has said that he wishes to be a role-model for people of faith to participate more in the sport.
Speaking in an interview with Mehdi Hassan for the Huffington Post, Moeen Ali - who has been dubbed “The Beard That’s Feared” - explained his journey through his cricketing career and his struggle to overcome prejudice in order to be accepted into the hearts of English sports fans.
Detailing his introduction to religion as a teenager who was not practising his faith and at the time never thought he’d become an England cricketer let alone a religious, bearded England crickets, Ali said that he started looking into Islam after a discussion he had with a Christian convert to the religion.
“I asked him why he had become a Muslim.. I said to him: ‘Why would you follow a religion which has [forced] marriages and all these wrong things?’ And he said, ‘That’s not your religion, that’s from your culture, your Pakistani culture’ and from there we just started talking,” Ali explained.
Today, however, Ali said his religion means “everything” to him, adding “My relationship with the creator, following the prophet.. This is where we Muslims have gone wrong. We stopped following the Quran and the ‘sunnah’ [the life example of the prophet] and have been deluded by the world...People get involved not just in politics but in groups and sects and... forget the main reason why we’re here: to worship Allah”...
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It is not growing a beard per se, but the peculiar style of cutting it, so that it looks like a garden gnome, that looks so bizarre and frankly, silly.
And you can have your precious Allah--I am not impressed by this war god.
Dressed in her best blue dress, Rosalinda, 4, snuggles in her uncle’s lap, smiling shyly for the camera.
The photograph, taken several months ago at a family wedding, was one of the last before the Islamist fanatics of Isis, or Islamic State, invaded the girl’s home town of Sinjar, in northern Iraq.
Now Rosalinda’s uncle, Mirze Ezdin, is terrified for her future and that of 45 of his other relatives.
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As summertime draws to a close across the country, a snowstorm has hit parts of Wyoming dumping up to 20 inches of snow.
The freak summer snowstorm hit parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado and left a blanket of snow on the ground as temperatures plummeted to -20°F (-6.6°C)
Children took full advantage of the unseasonably cold weather building snowmen in the local park and amusing themselves by pelting each other with snowballs.
Forecasters said that the storm was heaviest on Wednesday and Thursday.
Meanwhile, much of northern Wyoming received early-season snow on Thursday, ranging from flurries at lower elevations to as much as 10 inches in mountain areas.
Big Horn Mountains, the town of Buffalo saw as much as 10 inches and Custer, South Dakota was blanketed with up to eight inches.
Up to 3 to 5 inches fell in Cody, the earliest recorded snowfall there since records were kept in 1915...
A French journalist who was held hostage by rebels in Syria has given a chilling account of his ordeal at the hands of an Islamic terrorist who tortured him and bragged about beheading women and children.
Nicolas Hénin, who was released in April, recalled last week how his captor, Mehdi Nemmouche, a French citizen of Algerian origin, appeared to take perverse pleasure in describing atrocities he had committed while fighting with Isis (also known as Islamic State).
Nemmouche has since gone on trial in Belgium accused of the murder of four people in an attack on the Jewish museum in Brussels in May.
“Do you know what happens when I go into a Shi’ite home?” Hénin recalled Nemmouche asking him one day.
“First, there’s the grandmother — I only use one bullet on her, she’s not worth more — then the wife. Now things get a bit more interesting; first, I rape her, then I cut her throat.”
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Women’s reproductive rights trump the freedom of Liberal members of parliament to vote their conscience on abortion, Justin Trudeau said, adding that it’s time that his party “actually defended rights.”
“I have had a lot of Liberals come up to me and say, 'I don’t quite understand, isn’t the Liberal party about freedom and about defending people’s rights?'" Trudeau said in an interview with CBC’s The Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.
“Absolutely it is. And the rights that women have fought for over decades to be in control of their own bodies and to control their own reproductive health is not a right I’m going to brush aside to defend the freedom of speech or the freedom to vote a particular way for an MP"...
Investigations have been launched after a video showing a teacher brutally assaulting one of his pupils inside a Jeddah mosque went viral online.
The video allegedly shows the teacher caning and later beating the pupil in front of a group of students inside the mosque in the Saudi coastal city. The pupils were attending a lesson on reciting the Quran.
A spokesman for an association that teaches the youth how to recite the Quran said an investigation had been launched into incident. (Video at link)
Justin Trudeau in front of the camera will result in more fodder for his opposition.
An analogy might be useful: Evangelical Christians are among Israel’s strongest supporters in America, yet some Jews–including liberals as well as Christianophobic ultra-Orthodox–reject this support. That is hysteria. Israel’s supporters in America are among the strongest defenders of Middle Eastern Christians, yet some Middle Eastern Christians reject this support. That is also hysteria. Jews who reject Christian support are crazy, and Middle Eastern Christians who reject Jewish support are crazy. It’s the job of leaders to tell them so.
Spencer at Jihad Watch:
Federation spokesman Keysar Trad said raising Australia’s threat level to the point that a terrorist attack on Australian soil is considered likely will be a “dog whistle to hate writers in the media who will write more negative rhetoric directed at the Muslim community.”
So preparedness in the face of a jihad terror attack will lead to “hate writers” writing “negative rhetoric directed at the Muslim community.” Thus this preparedness should be scrapped, and Australia should just sit back and wait for the next jihad terror attack. Then, as they’re cleaning up the devastation and burying the bodies, they can congratulate themselves that they didn’t encourage “hate writers.”
This story illustrates the truth of what I have often pointed out: that the charge of “Islamophobia” is used to intimidate people into thinking that there is something wrong with resisting jihad terror and Islamic supremacism.
Gavin McInnes writes:
This is the Scottish mentality in a nutshell. It is fierce nationalism mixed with an obsession with the underdog that borders on psychosis. In the same pub, years later, another one of my uncle’s friends learned my wife was Indian after asking why her eyes “were so Chinky.” He started to cry when she told him and kissed her hand as though she were the pope. “See what happened to youse people?” he asked rhetorically through tear-soaked rosacea, “It’s a fuckin’ tragedy, so it is.” Scots aren’t rational human beings. They’re drunk.
On Thursday morning a reporter asked the Liberal leader in a scrum if Canadians who go abroad to fight with terrorists should be stripped of their citizenship.
Here’s his response: “Canada has strong rules and penalties surrounding enforcing acts of terrorism. A two-tier citizenship system concerns me. The idea that some people because of behaviour, no matter how reprehensible, makes it conditional for anyone who gains Canadian citizenship without being born here. That is one of the principles that has made Canada great, that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.”
First, let’s clarify a matter. It has nothing to do with where you’re born. It just matters that you’re a dual national.
‘Management appeared not to be interested, they were only interested in targets, it was a completely target-driven culture.
'The main priorities were acquisitive crime – robbery, burglary and car theft. Money was being piled into [the investigation of] these crimes.’
And just as political correctness was partly blamed for failing abuse victims in Rotherham – where it emerged last month that 1,400 children were sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013 – Ms Buglass says it stymied her work in Rochdale.
‘They didn’t want to class the abuse as Asian on white girls. They didn’t want to cause a fuss,’ she said.
It was just before midnight on a winter’s night last year. Outside in the gusting January wind it was freezing, but Bill Jarvis was sitting by the fire with his wife Annie and a few relatives in their cottage on the North Devon moors.
And that’s when they heard it: a tremendous ‘crack’, louder than a thunderclap.
Last week, Gary Cass, who drives defendchristians.org, contacted me asking if ClashDaily.com would run his piece titled, “I’m Islamaphobic, Are You?” I gave it a read and quickly said, “Heck yeah”, because Cass, like Clash, believes Islam is implacable and must be stomped on like a narc at a biker party.
In his sensible screed Gary gave three powerful points on how we must deal with violent Muslim mayhem. Check it out...
“He’s the head apologist,” read a note passed to this reporter from a liberal friend during Georgetown University professor John Esposito’s August 28 address on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) at Washington, D.C.’s National Press Club. The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) founding director reiterated his hackneyed arguments, long dominant in academia and government, that Islamic radicals’ depredations stem from societal ills, not Islamic doctrine.
"Every time these jihadists groups mention the recovery of al-Andalus, they are also referring to Portugal. Jihadists do not believe in national divisions, but in the existence of a single Muslim community that embraces the entire Iberian Peninsula." — Miguel Torres Soriano, Spanish terrorism expert.
When Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party, declared her opposition to wireless Internet, claiming its "electromagnetic frequencies" might be unhealthy, people laughed. But it was no big deal. It's not like she has a chance of becoming the prime minister.
Such a statement from a serious candidate - or from the actual prime minister - would be national news. It would raise questions about their judgment, if not their sanity. Same goes for the Green Party's dalliance with 9/11 Truthers. But they're a fringe party, with fringe views. No biggie.
But what about Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party, who polls say has a real chance of becoming the prime minister? Should spacey comments by him be ignored, as they are for Elizabeth May and the Greens?
Of course, his family had to have hope - who in their terrible position could give up that faint speck of light? - but there was nothing that could have been done to save David Haines’s life.
The purpose of his British executioner’s threats 11 days ago was not to negotiate a way out, but to raise the melodrama with which the jihadists’ gruesome mission has surrounded itself.
The theatre, including the raising of suspense, is all-important. But there is no dramatic resolution other than the inevitable unfolding of the next act.
“Jihadi John”, or whoever this man so well-versed in the art of gangsta street performance might be, told America’s allies at the end of his video showing the death of Steven Sotloff that he wanted them to think again before joining America in its bombing campaign against ISIS.
Britain has not done so nor said it will; so the pretext for the killing is that it sent arms to the Kurdish Peshmerga, forces fighting Isil in the north of Iraq. The Kurds were able to form their semi-autonomous state under British and American security arrangements after the first Gulf War in 1991. They are also protecting Christians and Yazidi refugees from Isil’s violent advances and mass killings, a matter of urgency expressed ever more strongly in Europe.
The British cannot renege on its implicit guarantee of Kurdish survival, and the killers of Steven Sotloff and now David Haines know that full well. Neither they nor anyone else would expect David Cameron to back off.
Nor would Isil necessarily want them to. In the end, it wants a Middle East or at least an expanded Caliphate free of the West - free of all but its own brand of Sunni Islam. But it knows it is not going to get that any time soon, so instead its aim at this stage is to draw America and Britain further in...
Joan Rivers once famously joked that
Barack Obama is gay and Michelle Obama is a “tranny.” Apparently, Joan’s dislike for the Obamas ran deeper than just comedy.
According to an interview she did days before her death Rivers told the Sunday Times Magazine that Michelle Obama would not be welcome at her funeral...
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CAIR representative Hassan Shibly patiently (and repeatedly) explains why ISIS does not typify Islam
During the Thursday edition of her show “The Kelly File,” Fox News star host Megyn Kelly was joined by guest Hassan Shibly, the chief executive director of the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to have the kind of debate you only see on Fox News — a debate over whether the extremist group ISIS, with its tens of thousands of members, was a fair representative of the entirety of Islam, with its 1.6 billion adherents.
After thanking him for appearing on the show, Kelly got right into it. “It is true that Islam is not ISIS,” she began, “but it is also true that ISIS is Islamic, is it not?” (Kelly’s question was inspired by President Obama’s recent declaration that “ISIL is not Islamic,” which infuriated the right.)
“Well, ISIS is no more Islamic than the Westboro Baptist Church is, or the Crusaders are, or Anders Breivik is [Christian],” Shibly replied. “Or anybody who commits violence in the name of faith. Unfortunately, every single faith has had crazy extremists distort and twist that faith to justify their crazy political ends”...
Even Steve Jobs worried about the effects of exposing children to technology.
The late Apple co-founder didn’t allow his children to spend too much time with the shiny gadgets he created — and even as the iPad roared into success in 2010, his youngest daughters didn’t even have one.
“They haven’t used it,” Jobs told the New York Times back in 2010, the year the first-generation tablet came out, as recalled this week by Times columnist Nick Bilton.
“We limit how much technology our kids use at home”...
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A transgender girl was crowned homecoming princess at a Colorado Springs high school.
The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Saturday that Scarlett Lenh received the majority of the votes from her junior class at Sand Creek High School, besting three biological girls for the honor.
Lenh, biologically a boy, was born Andy Lenh. She was bestowed the honor during Friday night’s football game...
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Story: Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir after worst flood in over century
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On CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” former NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden expanded on his comment to U.S. News and World Report that “The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment.”
Airstrikes lack commitment, Hayden explained, while America’s allies and enemies demand more...
Meet Omar: A 43-year-old, well-educated hospital director in Fallujah. Does Iraq have any hope for reconciliation if men like this support the Islamic State?
SHAQLAWA, Iraq — In the past year alone, 43-year-old Omar says he's watched hundreds die. Or as he describes it, “boom, gone, the end.”
Omar is an administrator of one of the busiest hospitals in Fallujah, in Iraq’s restive Anbar province. First, his brother nearly lost a leg in a mortar attack. Then, his neighbour’s home was destroyed in shelling. Soon after, his mother narrowly missed a bombing in their once-placid neighborhood. But it wasn’t until he watched a 5-year-old girl in a bright pink shirt take her last gasp of air outside his office, her body torn apart from shelling, that he knew he had to leave his hometown. Life in Iraq, as he puts it, has become an endless flow of “dark, dark red.”
“Every day, I saw children watching parents die and parents watching children die,” he says, recalling grim scenes from the hospital he's worked at for years. “I couldn’t raise my children there any longer ... we all have targets on our head.”
Back in January, six months before the Islamic State, then still ISIS, seized the world’s attention by capturing Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the group and its allies took the city of Fallujah and parts of the provincial capital of Ramadi. It was one of the first signs that Iraq’s Sunni regions were falling into a state of open rebellion against the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.
Omar is one of the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people who have fled Iraq's largest province since fighting swept the region in January. He and his family have resettled in Shaqlawa, a mountain-ringed city near the regional capital of Erbil. There are so many displaced people from Fallujah that residents jokingly call the town “Shaqlujah.”
Many live cramped lives in converted hotels, but middle-class families like Omar have rented homes, blending into a town they once traveled to for summer holidays. Christians and Yazidis have also sought refuge from other Islamic State-controlled territories, bringing with them horror stories of mass executions and kidnappings. But as a Sunni Arab, who complains of systemic oppression by Shiites in Baghdad, Omar wasn’t fleeing the Islamic State -- in fact, he believes it is necessary in what he calls a renewed fight for the survival of Iraqi Sunnis...
Six black Ferguson kids – aged 6 to 13 – appear on a viral video produced by FCKH8 which was created to “educate white America about the racist reality in 2014.”
FCKH8, a social justice-oriented for-profit T-shirt company, recruited the six young kids who reportedly come from homes on the same block where police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown and sparked weeks of unrest in Ferguson.
In the video, the children ridicule excuses that white people give to avoid involving themselves in the continuous fight against discrimination in America and call people to action to stop racism.
In the beginning of the video, the kids note that Ferguson is “where white police shot an unarmed black teen in the face.” Then one child goes on to call the shooting incident a “national disgrace.”
They then go on to mock some statements that white people allegedly use about racism and black people in America, such as: “All this focus on race makes me uncomfortable,” and, “Some of my best friends are black.”
Other statements from the kids include: “Just because Beyoncé is on your playlist and you voted for Obama doesn’t mean that our generation has seen the end of racist drama”...
Demonstrating that rich Arabs - tent trash that won the lottery - don't understand the point of either gold or booze.