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  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • More than 5,000 Muslims serving in US military, Pentagon says

    12/09/2015 8:00:10 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies ^ | Dec 09, 2015 | ABC News
    ...It’s important to note that of the 2.2 million in uniform, active or reserve, 400,000 service members have not self-reported their faith. So the total number of Muslims currently serving in the U.S. military is likely higher.
  • Yep, Obama Is Arming Muslim Jihadists

    09/25/2013 8:22:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 11 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | Sept. 25, 2013 | Karl Deninger
    Maybe its incompetence or maybe it's something more, but in the end does it really matter when dead is dead? According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV's, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone. Along with the GMV's, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols...
  • Risk On / Risk Off: Obama And Kerry Flip-flop On Syrian War (Likely Until After Obamacare Launch)

    09/10/2013 8:17:23 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama spoke tonight and flip-flopped on Syria. We are going to launch, but we might later. In other words, markets should remain nervous, but better than a few days ago. Actually, President Obama still wants to launch what Kerry called a “really small” strike, but wants Congress to postpone a vote. I predict that we will not get final resolution on Syria until after October 1st, the kick-off date for Obamacare. The VIX dropped today signifying less volatility in the SP500. vix091013 And the 10 year zero coupon volatility continues to drop. Like a Tomahawk Cruise Missile. 10yrvolzero With...
  • September 11, 2013: No justice for the Benghazi victims

    09/11/2013 12:25:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | September 10, 2013 | Eric Golub
    Obama promised justice. He promised that the killers would be “held accountable.” One year later, those promises have not been kept.
  • Russian chess move stalls US actions as Al-Qaeda Air Force

    09/11/2013 1:37:40 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    RT ^ | 09/10/2013 | Pepe Escobar
    The frantic spin of the millisecond is that the White House is taking a ‘hard look’ at the Russian proposal for Bashar Assad to place Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal under UN control, thus at least postponing another US war in the Middle East. Oh, the joys of the geopolitical chessboard; Russia throwing a lifeline to save US President Barack Obama from his self-spun ‘red line’. True diplomats are supposed to prevent wars – not pose as warmongers. American exceptionalism is of course exempted. So just as Secretary of State John Kerry had the pedal on the metal selling yet another...
  • Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of attack on U.S. consulate

    09/11/2013 2:21:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/11/2013
    A powerful blast on the main street in the Libyan city of Benghazi early Wednesday damaged a foreign ministry building and a branch of the Central Bank of Libya, an eyewitness said. The explosion comes on the anniversary of the September 11, 2012, assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Eyewitness and Benghazi resident Sami Berriwen told CNN he saw no casualties as a result of the blast in the eastern city, which occurred at about 7 a.m. (1 a.m. ET.) Berriwen, a university student, said that if the blast had happened...
  • Libya: Obama’s other foreign-policy disaster

    09/11/2013 3:02:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    RedState ^ | September 10th, 2013 | John Hayward
    The Weekly Standard offers a glum assessment of Obama’s fiasco in Syria: “With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.” Reset with Russia was originally a strategic priority for the Obama administration because it saw Moscow as the key to getting Iran to come to the negotiating table. Putin, from the White House’s perspective, was destined for the role of junior partner. Now Putin has turned “Reset” upside down. By helping Obama out of a jam with Syria, Putin has made himself the senior partner to whom the White House is...
  • Obama to give six television news interviews on Monday as Syria vote looms

    09/07/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies ^ | September 7, 2013 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a "full court press" strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.
  • Syrian-Rebel Teens Sing at Al Qaeda Camp: ‘We Destroyed America With a Civilian Airplane’

    06/17/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 17, 2013 - 12:40 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    An al Qaeda video posted online in late May and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows masked Muslim teenage boys undergoing military training and indoctrination at an al Qaeda camp inside Syria. The video shows the teenagers shooting handguns at a large photo of Syrian leader Bashar al-Asad. It also shows them stating that their leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi (the head of al Qaeda in Iraq), and then singing joyfully of their desire to overthrow both Asad and his sister Bushra, of the valor of al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and of al...
  • Colorado High school students read Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

    01/31/2013 7:22:54 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Madness. Your taxpayer dollars at work to advance Islamic culture: a culture, by its very nature, designed to destroy all others. They are at war with us. Would school students in 1944 have recited the Pledge in German? Mark Steyn discussed this very thing when we were fighting an Arabic public school in Brooklyn here in New York City, in my interview with him. "It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school -- a...
  • Unelected Muslims Dictate US Training Policy on Islam

    10/11/2012 9:50:03 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 15 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 11, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Do the anti-Americans in the current communist Democrat administration in Washington honestly believe that by eradicating anything “offensive” to Muslims from our national policies and institutions that Muslims will suddenly start “liking” us? Or is it more likely that the goons in the Obama regime are fully on-board with the Muslim goal of silencing any criticism of Islam, which effectively kills our God-given right to freedom of speech and expression? I vote for the latter, because the destruction of our right to free speech is one of the devilish goals of the commies in the Obama administration. Since Barack Obama...
  • Muslim Brotherhood 'infiltrated' U.S. gov't

    09/23/2012 5:37:00 AM PDT · by wesagain · 70 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | staff writer
    "Lt. Gen. Boykin: Radical Islamist group deep inside defense, national security"Excerpt....The Muslim Brotherhood is a radical Islamist organization that has successfully penetrated both political parties and the delicate areas of defense and national security. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council, told WND’s Greg Corombos that people with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are in vital positions within every significant area of the U.S. government. He specifically cited high security clearances for such people in the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security. He said neither Republicans nor Democrats want to...
  • Silent Running: Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks...

    08/14/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 105 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/14/2012 | Bill Gertz
    A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow. The...
  • Rohrabacher: Obama Administration Favors Taliban Over Allies (Obama to release dangerous Taliban)

    02/01/2012 4:07:27 AM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    Kabul Press ^ | 1/31/2012 | Rep. Rohrabacher
    In response to weekend reports that the United States is close to a deal for the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo prison, Rep. Rohrabacher issued the following statement: “The Taliban is a terrorist organization responsible for the death and maiming of hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan, and were in league with al-Qaida when 3,000 people were murdered in the U.S. on 9/11,” said Rohrabacher. “While President Obama refuses to talk to America’s natural allies in Afghanistan, the Northern Front, he is in the processes of making one-sided concessions to the Taliban that will put some of its worst...
  • White House Stands by Biden Statement That Taliban Isn't U.S. Enemy

    12/20/2011 3:57:32 AM PST · by driftdiver · 41 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | Fox
    The White House on Monday defended Vice President Joe Biden for saying that the Taliban isn't an enemy of the United States despite the years spent fighting the militant Islamic group that gave a home to Al Qaeda and its leader Usama bin Laden while he plotted the Sept. 11 terror attacks. "It's only regrettable when taken out of context," White House spokesman Jay Carney said of the vice president's remarks in an interview published Monday. "It is a simple fact that we went into Afghanistan because of the attack on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. We are...
  • Pentagon computer networks attacked by foreign hacker in 'most significant breach ever'

    08/30/2010 9:51:31 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies ^ | 27th August 2010 | U.S. Deputy Defence Secretary William J Lynn
    A foreign spy agency has pulled off the most serious breach of computer networks in Pentagon history by inserting a flash drive into a U.S. military laptop, Washington has admitted. The previously classified incident, which took place in 2008 in the Middle-East, was disclosed in a magazine article by Deputy Defence Secretary William J Lynn. He said a 'malicious code' on the flash drive spread undetected on both classified and unclassified Pentagon systems, 'establishing what amounted to a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control'. Writing in an article for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lynn...
  • Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing

    08/28/2010 4:42:44 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies ^ | 8/27/10 | Joan Gralla; Editing by Dan Grebler
    The Ground Zero Muslim center could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said. The Democratic comptroller's spokesman said Liu supports the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over the sanctity of the site where nearly 3,000 perished. "If it's financially feasible and if they can demonstrate an ability to pay off the bonds and comply with the laws concerning tax-exempt financing, we'd certainly consider it," Liu's rep told Reuters.
  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    08/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 8/27/10 | Peter Finn
    The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing. The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.
  • Many More Now Following Mosque Controversy – And Don’t Like It

    08/23/2010 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    A lot more voters are paying attention to the plans to build a mosque near the Ground Zero site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and they don’t like the idea. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of U.S. voters say they are now following news stories about the mosque planned near Ground Zero. That’s a 34-point jump from a month ago when only 51% said they were following the story.
  • GOP calls Obama insensitive over stand on mosque

    08/17/2010 6:12:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 8/17/2010 | Phillip Elliot
    Republican candidates around the country seized on President Barack Obama's support for the right of Muslims to build a mosque near ground zero, assailing him as an elitist who is insensitive to the families of the Sept. 11 victims. From statehouses to state fairs on Tuesday, Republican incumbents and challengers unleashed an almost unified line of criticism against the president days after he forcefully defended the construction of a $100 million Islamic center two blocks from the site of the 2001 terror attacks. Recalling the emotion of that deadly day, Republicans said that while they respect religious freedom, the president's...
  • PALADINO: “As Governor I’ll Use Eminent Domain To Block The Mosque”

    08/17/2010 8:41:24 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 30 replies
    Amherst Times ^ | July 22, 2010
    (BUFFALO, NY) – Buffalo Developer and lawyer Carl Paladino said today that he would use the powers of eminent domain to stop a mosque from being constructed near the Ground Zero site in New York City. “As Governor I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country,” Paladino said in a thirty second radio spot playing statewide beginning Wednesday evening. A successful lawyer and developer who built and manages a half billion dollar commercial real estate portfolio, Paladino scoffed at...
  • Obama approves of "Islamic Head Stone" over the graves of 3000 Americans

    08/17/2010 7:48:31 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 5 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 8/17/10 | Alaphiah
    IT’S AMERICA’S TURN TO BE OFFENDED We are told that the world is offended because of America. We have a president who has travelled around the world apologizing for America. Now at an Islamic dinner held at the White House celebrating the Muslim holiday of Ramadan the president openly hailed the building of a Mosque at ground zero despite the affront that such a Mosque would be to the American people. However, let it be known from this day forth that offense runs both ways. Just as the world can be offended because of America, America can be offended because...
  • Palin: Obama 'Doesn't Get It,' Ground Zero Mosque Location a 'Stab in the Heart'(Transcript)

    08/17/2010 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 20 replies ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Sarah Palin & Greta Van Susteren
    VAN SUSTEREN:(Snip) Now, on Friday, President Obama came out strong in defense of Muslims building that mosque. Then Saturday, when things seemed to get a bit heated, the president clarified his statement, saying he would not comment on the wisdom on the decision to build a mosque there. PALIN: Well, you know, it sounds cliched to say that the president is disconnected from the American people on this issue, but how else do you describe it? He just doesn't get it, that this is an insensitive move on the part of those Muslims who want to build that mosque in...
  • Norah: Mosque Opponents Acting Like 9-11 Terrorists

    08/17/2010 4:39:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Harry Reid may have deserted Pres. Obama over the Ground Zero mosque, but PBO can count on at least one stalwart defender: Norah O'Donnell. On today's Morning Joe, the MSNBC "correspondent" declared that the prez is deserving of praise for his position. Then, dancing a quantum leap further, O'Donnell accused mosque opponents of acting "like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people." View video here.
  • Obama Misses On The Mosque (Our Fearless Leader Votes "Present" Yet Again)

    08/17/2010 4:29:09 AM PDT · by suspects · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 17, 2010 | Michael Graham
    I think it’s safe to say that President Barack Obama’s speech on the Ground Zero mosque has not been his finest hour. Which is a shame, because it could have been. The issue was a simple, powerful and emotional one: Does a mosque belong at the edge of our national graveyard within the view of 9/11 families as they mourn? Unfortunately, Obama once again voted present. “As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the . . . right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance...
  • Obama Okays Victory Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero. Revolting, yes. Shocking, no. One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues. Reread his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam, while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical Muslim ideology after 9/11. Obama’s boss, George Soros, has always thought we made too much...
  • Shocker! Obama Supports Ground Zero Mosque

    08/16/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 8 replies ^ | 08/16/2010 | Gina Miller
    Well knock me down with a feather! Who could've seen this coming? Barack Obama continues to show his rear end to the United States, and on Friday at a White House Islamic celebration dinner in front of a group of Muslims, he gave his strong support for the construction of a monster mosque next to Ground Zero in New York. During his remarks, Obama employed the classic Islamic tactic of taqiyya, or religious deception, in the false statements he made. Of course, it could easily be argued that when Obama lies, he's speaking his native language. He brought up the...
  • WH equates Ground Zero Mosque fight to how CHRISTIANS

    08/16/2010 7:34:09 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 31 replies
    msnbc/ ^ | 8/15/2010 | Chuck Todd
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  • The Two Americas: Those For and Against the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/15/2010 3:32:11 PM PDT · by dselig · 53 replies ^ | 8/15/10 AEST
    In the end, John Edwards was right. There are two Americas, though not based on Mr. Edward’s fairy tale of GOP rich and liberal poor. Those divisions of course exist, but the richest among us tend to belong to Mr. Edwards own party. The real dividing line in this country is: those that are for an Islamic Mosque and cultural center in the shadow of Ground Zero, and those that are against it. All polls show that the majority of this country falls into the latter category. Not surprisingly, President-out-of-touch Obama is for the mosque. From health care, to economic...
  • Every Democrat in America must be tied to the Ground Zero Victory Mosque

    08/15/2010 10:26:41 AM PDT · by curth · 29 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 8/14/2010 | Hillbuzz
    Last night something happened we were deeply hoping for, but never thought — not in a million years — the current “president” would be stupid enough to do. We knew he could never resist supporting the Ground Zero Victory Mosque when asked about it directly, but we assumed reporters would be smart enough to never ask him a question that would open a window for him to let more of his anti-American, West-hating true nature shine through. So, the fact that the current “president”, and leader of the Democrat Party, has come out in favor of building a symbol of...
  • Obama Okays Victory Mosque

    08/15/2010 9:50:53 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8/15/10 | Joy Tiz
    The Muslim Call to Prayer is one of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth -Barack Obama Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero. Revolting, yes. Shocking, no. One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues. Reread his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam, while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical...
  • Mosque flap swirls around Obama

    08/15/2010 9:05:33 AM PDT · by yoe · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | JAMES HOHMANN & MAGGIE HABERMAN, MIKE ALLEN R
    The White House on Saturday struggled to tamp down the controversy over President Barack Obama’s statements about a mosque near Ground Zero — insisting Obama wasn’t backing off remarks Friday night where he offered support for a project that has infuriated some families whose loved ones died in the Sept. 11 attacks. Obama’s comments placed him in the middle of the controversy over a Muslim group’s plans for a mosque near the site of the 2001 attack — and in turn, transformed an emotion-laden local dispute in New York into a nationwide debate overnight. Republicans pounced, amid early signs that...
  • 911 words about Obama's Mosque

    08/15/2010 6:53:36 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies ^ | Aug. 15, 2010 | Kevin McCullough
    It was something he certainly didn't have to do. But he did it anyway. President Obama stepped into the fray of the single most divisive issue pertaining to terrorism, healing of hurt, religious disagreement, civil liberties, political fracturing, racism, and national security all in one step.
  • Obama's comments take mosque story national (Now backtracking)

    08/14/2010 12:16:24 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | James Hohmann and Maggie Haberman and Mike Allen
    President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to defuse the controversy over his remarks on plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero, insisting that he wasn’t endorsing the specific project but making a general plea for religious tolerance toward all. "In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of religion,” Obama told reporters Saturday when asked about his remarks at a White House dinner marking the start of Ramadan. “I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there,” Obama...
  • Political Wisdom: Obama Backs the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/14/2010 7:20:07 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-14-10 | Mary Lu Carnevale
    President Barack Obama, speaking last night at the White House’s iftar dinner marking Ramadan, defended plans to build a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero. The nation’s commitment to religious freedom he said, “must be unshakable.” “I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” he said. As WSJ reporters Devlin Barrett and Jonathan Weisman noted, the project “has generated opposition from a host of prominent Republicans, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Resistance to other mosque-building plans has sprouted around the country, but the symbolism...
  • Barack Obama's Ground Zero mosque plea will cost him and the Democrats votes

    08/14/2010 7:36:17 AM PDT · by libh8er · 110 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 8.14.10 | William Lowther
    By charging headlong into the ferocious controversy over the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero, President Barack Obama may have further damaged Democratic Party prospects in the upcoming mid-term elections. For while his return to the soaring rhetoric that won him the White House in the first place will be popular with hard-core liberal supporters, it is unlikely to capture the hearts of middle-America this year. In 2008 Mr Obama was a largely unknown quantity running on the strength of untried ideas and a ringing call for moral superiority. But now all of that has changed. According to...
  • Politico: Bush aide (Michael Gerson) backs Obama on mosque

    08/14/2010 6:04:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | August 14, 2010 | Ben Smith and Mike Allen (JouroListas)
    EXCERPT A former senior Bush aide, chief speechwriter Michael Gerson, told POLITICO last night that he supports Obama's decision. "An enormously complex and emotional issue -- but ultimately the right thing to do," Gerson said. "A president is president for every citizen, including every Muslim citizen. Obama is correct that the way to marginalize radicalism is to respect the best traditions of Islam and protect the religious liberty of Muslim Americans. It is radicals who imagine an American war on Islam. But our conflict is with the radicals alone."
  • Obama Backs Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/13/2010 5:54:30 PM PDT · by fabrizio · 512 replies · 2+ views
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully endorsed building a mosque near ground zero, saying the country's founding principles demanded no less. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said, weighing in for the first time on a controversy that has riven New York and the nation. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," he said. "This is America, and our...
  • Obama backs controversial New York mosque project

    08/13/2010 6:45:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/10 | Ross Colvin and Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday backed construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York -- a project opposed by U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. "That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: DHS Caught and Released 481 ‘Fugitive’ Illegals from State Sponsors of Terror

    08/11/2010 7:23:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    cns news ^ | 8/11/10 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    (CNSNEWS.COM EXCLUSIVE) -- In the three fiscal years from 2007-2009, the Department of Homeland Security caught and released 481 illegal aliens from state sponsors of terrorism and “countries of interest” who are now fugitives, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement database obtained by as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The four state sponsors of terrorism, as determined by the State Department, are Iran, Syria, Sudan and Cuba. The “countries of interest” are those additional countries whose citizens have been subjected to enhanced screening on U.S.-bound flights by the Transportation Security Administration as a result...
  • Is the 9/11 Mosque a publicity stunt? (Frum)

    08/11/2010 11:02:53 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 9 replies
    FrumForum ^ | 8/10/10 | David Frum
    Soho Properties has paid some $5 million in cash to buy the Burlington Coat Factory building, a building that yields no income. They are paying rent to hold rights to the Con Ed building, which also yields no income. All of this in the midst of the worst commercial property slump in memory, in an area of New York with a very uncertain economic future. And these are not super-rich guys: Sharif el-Gamal lives in an Upper West Side apartment purchased in 2007 for $1 million. Click here to read what $1 million bought in Manhattan before the crash. You...
  • US State Dept Sends Mosque Imam to Mideast

    08/10/2010 11:45:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2010 | Jake Gibson
    State Department officials on Monday confirmed Feisal Abdul Rauf, the Imam of the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, will soon be going on a trip of the Middle East and the U.S. government will be picking up the tab. The planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City has set off a contentious national debate over religious freedom in the U.S., drawing impassioned opposition from some families of 9/11 victims. Rauf has emerged as a controversial figure because of his refusal to acknowledge Hamas as a terrorist organization, which is how the U.S. government classifies the group....
  • Bloomberg makes Dubai a hub {Company of pro "Ground Zero Mosque" Mayor}

    08/08/2010 3:42:25 PM PDT · by drpix · 22 replies
    Spurred by a recent boom in sales in the region, Bloomberg is expanding its Dubai office into a regional hub, a move that will as much as quadruple its local staff over the next year. - - clip - - The company has had a presence in Dubai for a decade. - - clip - - The company has also been developing an Islamic finance portal... - - clip - - “Particularly since the meltdown of the western capitalist system, there has been an increasingly large focus on the virtues of Islamic finance,” he said. - - clip - -...
  • The Mad Rush to Build the Ground Zero Mega-Mosque

    07/09/2010 3:54:15 PM PDT · by NCjim · 105 replies
    Big Peace ^ | July 9, 2010
    New York politicians are bending over backwards and violating protocol to build a mega mosque at Ground Zero. In warped speed they are ramming it through, removing every obstacle to expedite the process and erect a triumphal mosque at Ground Zero in time for it to meet its stated opening date, the tenth anniversary of September 11. Why? Would they do this for a church? A synagogue? This is an outrage. Wednesday night, on less than a week and a half’s notice (at a time when most people who care are not even around), the Lower Manhattan Community Board 1...
  • NYPD investigates non-crime, puts ‘the fear of God’ into opponent of Ground Zero mosque

    06/17/2010 4:58:50 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 28 replies · 1,360+ views ^ | June 17, 2010 | Tim Sumner
    NYPD officers, while knowing no crime had been committed, "put the fear of God" into a man who voiced his opposition to the Cordoba House mosque being built at Ground Zero by telephoning Community Board 1 members. DNAinfo has the story: "The guy used four-letter words and said I should die a horrible death,” the board member said. “He just launched into an attack, screaming at me.” The board member called the police, and they tracked down the harassing caller, who had used a cell phone with a 347 area code. Since the caller had said, “You should die,” not,...
  • Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam'

    05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 1,291+ views
    Counterterror Adviser Defends Jihad as 'Legitimate Tenet of Islam' The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies. fox news The president's top counterterrorism adviser on Wednesday called jihad a "legitimate tenet of Islam," arguing that the term "jihadists" should not be used to describe America's enemies. During a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, John Brennan described violent extremists as victims of "political, economic and social forces," but said that those plotting attacks on the United States should...
  • Senate probes Ft. Hood-linked imam's escape

    05/20/2010 11:22:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 494+ views
    WND ^ | May 20, 2010 | N/A
    Lieberman panel seeks info on Awlaki's '02 catch-n-release Stonewalled by the Justice Department in its efforts to get to the bottom of intelligence lapses that led to the Fort Hood massacre, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has broadened its probe to look into why Justice a year after 9/11 withdrew an arrest warrant for the radical American-born imam who corresponded with the Fort Hood terrorist. WND has learned that the chief counsel for the Senate panel, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., has requested an interview with a federal agent who shortly after 9/11 attacks worked with the Joint Terrorism...
  • Al Qaeda's Global Reach

    05/15/2010 6:17:20 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 1 replies · 126+ views
    American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research ^ | May 12, 2010 | Charlie Szrom & Chris Harnisch
    How dangerous does a group have to be to get included on the State Department's Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list? In the wake of the Times Square attack, the omission of the Pakistani Taliban from the FTO list revealed a gap in understanding of the threat posed by a violent Islamist network that consists of al-Qaeda franchises and affiliates. But there are other cases where terrorist groups that pose a clear threat to American interests have been omitted from the list. For example, according to a recent report, the State Department will not include the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus...
  • Major Revelation on Times Square Bomber Reveals Failures in Obama Anti-Terrorism

    05/07/2010 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 17 replies · 805+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/6/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Times Square bomber has direct ties to the Fort Hood massacre--the terrorist attack on U.S. soil which killed American servicemen and women and which the Pentagon refuses to acknowledge as a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists. In a new revelation yesterday, it turns out that the perpetrator of the failed Times Square attack had the very same Muslim imam as Major Hasan, the Fort Hood jihadist. The imam is the infamous Anwar al-Awlaki who served as a spiritual adviser to at least 3 of the hijackers who attacked the United States on 9/11. This is the same imam who...