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  • Shari’a’s War On Women

    04/27/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 27, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Share/Save There is a war on women but it is not being perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Rather, the religious aggression comes from an aspect of radical Islam that textbooks treat with respect, if they address it at all. “The guidance of the Qur’an and Sunna was assembled in a body of law known as shari’a (shah-REE-ah),” the McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin, World History – Patterns of Interaction informs students. “This system of law regulates the family life, moral conduct, and business and community life of Muslims.” “The textbook is correct in stating that Shari’a law is derived from the Qur’an...
  • Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden"

    04/26/2012 1:39:22 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2012
    Mother Of Child With Cerebral Palsy Says TSA Treated Daughter "Like Osama Bin Laden" A TSA agent at JFK "started screaming at me and cursing me and threatening me," says a Long Island man who used his cell phone to videotape what he describes as an unnecessarily "aggressive" security screening of his developmentally disabled daughter. Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, is the father of Dina Frank, a girl with cerebral palsy who walks with crutches and leg braces. She can't pass through metal detectors for this reason, and is usually patted down by security agents, a procedure that...
  • Judge Declares State Worker Drug Testing Order Unconstitutional

    04/26/2012 1:22:00 PM PDT · by redreno · 25 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 04/26/2012 | unknown
    A federal judge declared Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for some 85,000 state workers unconstitutional Thursday, saying the governor showed no evidence of a drug problem at the agencies to warrant suspicionless testing. The ruling marks the second blow to Scott's proposals regarding drug testing. The governor also suspended a state law he supported that required drug testing for welfare recipients last year after a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. A federal judge in Orlando has temporarily blocked that law. The ACLU and a government worker's union also filed a lawsuit last year challenging Scott's...
  • Help Us Stop Liberals From Spending Tax Payer Money on an Expensive Dinner Saturday

    04/25/2012 1:04:39 PM PDT · by rightjb · 2 replies
    Texas Trash Talk ^ | 4/25/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Want to Deprive a Liberal of An Expensive Taxpayer Dinner? Here's a way to IMMEDIATELY take out some of your angst | http://bit.ly/I1XTS2 Texas Trash Talk is attempting to shut down the pilfering of Harris County Texas taxpayers who have been paying for a “fake” school district for nearly 50 years. These bureaucrats had the audacity to ask for MORE tax money after paying the former Superintendent (now Mayor of nearby KATY) $100K and trips to Four Seasons in Washington DC among other things. (They meeting PolitiJim went to the board had a catered lunch and jazz music if you...
  • West Virginia bishop denies sexual abuse allegations

    04/19/2012 1:07:58 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 19, 2012 | CNA
    Charleston, W.Va., Apr 19, 2012 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charelston, W.Va. denied allegations of sex abuse against him during April 18 court proceedings in the criminal trial against a Pennsylvania priest. “To now be unfairly included in that group and to hear the horrific allegations that are being made of me is unbelievable and shocking,” Bishop Bransfield said in an April 19 statement. A witness in the trial against Monsignor William Lynn – who is accused of covering up sex abuse accusations within the Philadelphia Archdiocese – told the court that he was sexually...
  • Cardinal knew of 40 cases of abuse

    04/11/2012 3:49:48 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 7 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 April 2012 | Cathcon
    The Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels was definitely informed forty times of sexual abuse within the Belgian Catholic Church, according to the Flemish newspaper Het Laaste News, which relies on a correspondence between the cardinal and the victims or their families. These letters have emerged as part of the extensive investigation, named Operation Chalice.
  • Shocking video of Israeli soldiers abusing shepherd and lamb near Otniel 2.4.2012

    04/10/2012 1:26:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/4/12 | guybo111
    "On 2 April's morning went Abu S. to graze with his flock on his village's land near the settlement Otniel. Around Otniel hundreds of dunams that settlers with the help of IOF are preventing Palestinians to reach. Here is one example of what happens when an old shepherds, in his 60's went to graze with..."
  • New ruling on raids on Catholic Church in Belgium

    04/04/2012 10:35:47 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 4th April 2012 | Cathcon
    After the judgment of the Supreme Court, it is now definitely established that the raids on 24 June 2010 which were made on the Archbishop's Palace, and on Cardinal Danneels obtained material illegally says Fernand Keuleneer, lawyer for the Archdiocese and Cardinal, commenting on the judgment.
  • Muslim Marriage Guide OKs Wife Beating

    03/30/2012 2:19:01 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/29/12 | Steve Emerson
    A popular marriage guide that has sold out in one Toronto bookstore is gaining media attention because of the book's controversial focus—how to beat and control your wife. The book, titled "A Gift for the Muslim Couple," is written by Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, who, according to the book's foreword, is a "prolific writer on almost every topic of Islamic learning." In the book's opening, Thanvi writes that "It might be necessary to restrain her [one's wife] with strength or even to threaten her." Later, Thanvi enumerates the rights of the husband, which include forbidding his wife to leave...
  • Florida man arrested for abusing severely emaciated son

    03/16/2012 5:50:48 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-16-2012 | Tom Brown
    A Florida man has been arrested for the "malicious punishment" of his 13-year-old son, who was so emaciated when he was found locked inside a bathroom that he only weighed only 40 pounds, authorities said on Friday. "His appearance was severely emaciated and described by hospital staff as resembling images of concentration camp survivors," police in the central Florida town of Titusville said in a press release. It said officers searched a house there Thursday after receiving a report about a child being unlawfully caged and abused, and found the boy locked in a bathroom lying on the floor. "It...
  • Invisible Children: Islam's Abuse and Exploitation of Children

    03/16/2012 9:34:40 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 3 replies
    And for the most part that is exactly what the Islamic abduction, exploitation, and abuse of children is in the mainstream media,--invisible!Recently a video entitled "Kony 2012" has gone viral on youtube and been given much attention by major media. Your regular nightly-news programs have no doubt shown some small clips of the video.The video is about Joeseph Kony the evil leader of a guerrilla terrorist group deceptively called the LRA [Lords Resistance Army], and it's horrible practice of using abducted-exploited children as child-soldiers. While the makers of the video correctly state that Kony is not currently supported by anyone [government] ,they omitted the fact that up until 2000 Kony and the LRA were...
  • LDS bishop accepts plea deal for failure to report abuse

    03/13/2012 10:56:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Jim Dalrymple
    PROVO -- LDS bishop Amado Rojas stood silently beside his attorney Monday morning, then walked out only minutes later with a newly minted deal resolving allegations that he failed to report sexual abuse at a church activity. Rojas, 32, was charged in September with failure to report child abuse, a class B misdemeanor, but Monday he accepted a plea in abeyance agreement with prosecutors. The agreement requires Rojas to obey all laws for six months, after which he can file a motion to have his charge dismissed. Rojas's charge stems from allegations that a man sexually abused a 13-year-old girl...
  • Ex-youth coach indicted in Citadel military college sex case

    03/07/2012 9:16:27 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- A former South Carolina school principal and youth coach was indicted Tuesday on 22 counts of sexually molesting boys, including some at The Citadel military college summer camp, five years after the college investigated the man but took no action. The indictment was the latest of a string of sex abuse accusations involving university or youth coaches across the country since November. A grand jury indicted Louis "Skip" ReVille for molesting and showing obscene materials to 15 boys in Charleston County, South Carolina, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced on Tuesday. The 22 counts include criminal...
  • Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuse (arrested, Atlanta, again?)

    03/03/2012 2:26:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/02/12 | Alexis Stevens
    Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuseCounty News 9:08 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Cobb County middle school principal and counselor were arrested for allegedly failing to report a student's abuse claims to police. Jerry Wright Dority, who was principal at Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, and a counselor, Yatta Lynnette Collins, were both arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Cobb County jail, booking records show. The two have been placed on administrative leave, a school district spokesman said. Dority, 50, and Collins, 40, are each charged with one count...
  • Girl Dies After Running Punishment

    02/23/2012 10:59:57 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 43 replies
    TIME.com ^ | AP, Jay Reeves
    (ATTALLA, Ala.) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.
  • Queens teacher arrested for sex abuse was also investigated in 2000.

    02/18/2012 6:57:13 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies
    AM New York ^ | 2.16.12 | Marc Beja
    A Queens elementary school teacher arrested on Thursday and accused of repeatedly sexually abusing two students had been investigated 10 years before for inappropriately touching students at another school, but was allowed to continue teaching with only a warning letter, officials said. Wilbert Cortez, a computer teacher at P.S. 174 in Forest Hills, was arrested Thursday morning and accused of molesting two boys, ages 8 and 9, over the course of the 2010-11 school year, the Queens District Attorney’s office said. Cortez was expected to be arraigned on Thursday night, and the DA’s office did not know if he had...
  • Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors [Temecula? Should Shock America!]

    02/18/2012 2:11:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012
    Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors February 18, 2012 Neighbors in Temecula expressed shock after seeing a 12-year-old girl walking naked through a neighborhood and eating out of trash cans. Neighbors noticed the girl roaming through trash cans looking for food and called 911. Police arrested the girl's mother, Tracy Betts, shortly after officers, acting on witness tips, searched for the girl Thursday and found her without clothes and sitting in a car parked near Vail Elementary school. Once they discovered who the girl’s mother was and where she worked, police went to the Vail campus and...
  • ...Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (because their son died of cancer)

    02/17/2012 8:00:32 AM PST · by Joe the Pimpernel · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2012
    FULL TITLE: After denying son cancer treatment but treating their dog for fleas, Ohio couple gets 8 years in prison (fill title too long for text box)CLEVELAND – The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died from Hodgkin lymphoma after suffering for months from undiagnosed swollen glands was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to denying him medical treatment. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/16/ohio-couple-get-8-years-in-in-sons-cancer-death/
  • Priests Accused of Molesting Children Hiding in Plain Sight

    02/11/2012 10:13:46 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 260 replies · 3+ views
    NBC California ^ | 2/11/12 | Frank Snepp and Tara Kangarlou |
    Some 200 Catholic priests suspected of sexual abuse are living undetected in communities across California, according to an attorney who represents hundreds of plaintiffs who sued the LA Archdiocese for molestation they say was inflicted on them by priests and clergy of the church. Ray Boucher has mapped sixty locations where suspect priests live, in cities and towns from northern to southern California, and provided those locations to NBC4 exclusively. “Many if not all these priests have admitted to sexual abuse,” Boucher said. “They live within a mile of 1,500 playgrounds, schools and daycare centers.” Since none of the priests...
  • LDS bishop will stand trial for failure to report abuse charges

    02/09/2012 12:03:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | Geoff Liesek
    DUCHESNE — A judge has ordered an LDS Church bishop to stand trial on charges of witness tampering and failure to report abuse. But the defense attorney for Bishop Gordon Moon called the judge's order "a far cry from a ringing endorsement of the prosecution's case." "I think anyone who reads the bindover order can see that," attorney David Leavitt said Wednesday. "From our perspective, the bindover was something we expected because the burden of proof is so low." Moon, 43, is accused of failing to notify police about a 17-year-old girl's disclosure that she had been sexually abused by...