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  • Kerry: US ‘not intimidated’ by Islamic militants

    11/17/2014 4:39:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 17, 2014 7:21 PM EST | Matthew Lee and Lara Jakes
    Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning Monday to Islamic State militants that “we are not intimidated” after another American hostage was killed. Kerry said the brutality of the Islamic State group and its potential spread worldwide was a key reason, among many, that the United States must remain deeply engaged in the Mideast. His comments came right before he headed overseas for nuclear talks with Iran as a November 24 deadline for a deal looms. …
  • Parent banned from La Plata [Maryland] HS after Islam homework dispute

    10/27/2014 3:11:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 51 replies
    Southern Maryland Newspapers Online ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
    The father of a La Plata High School student has been barred from the school grounds after officials said he threatened to disrupt the school environment. Kevin Wood was issued a no-trespass order last week after a telephone call with La Plata High Vice Principal Shannon Morris on Thursday. Wood called to air complaints regarding his daughter’s world history assignment that asked students to examine elements of the Islamic religion. Morris and La Plata High Principal Evelyn Arnold reported to the Charles County Public Schools central office that Wood in his phone call had threatened to upset the school environment...
  • Purely military action in Syria could fuel extremism: U.N.

    10/21/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:23pm EDT | Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that using only military means to fight the threat of Islamic State in Syria could radicalize more Sunni armed groups and spark greater violence. “Our long-term strategic objective in Syria remains a political solution,” Ban told the U.N. Security Council. The United Nations is spearheading efforts to end a civil war sparked by President Bashar al-Assad’s crackdown on pro-democracy protests more than three years ago. “A purely military response to the vicious new threat posed by (Islamic State) could ultimately contribute to the radicalization of other Sunni armed groups and spark a...
  • INSIGHT - Crime and gangs: the path to battle for Australia's Islamist radicals

    10/06/2014 3:47:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/6/2014 | Matt Siegel
    The children of refugees who fled Lebanon's civil war for peaceful Australia in the 1970s form a majority of Australian militants fighting in the Middle East, according to about a dozen counter-terrorism officials, security experts and Muslim community members. Of the 160 or so Australian jihadists believed to be in Iraq or Syria, several are in senior leadership positions, they say. But unlike fighters from Britain, France or Germany, who experts say are mostly jobless and alienated, a number of the Australian fighters grew up in a tight-knit criminal gang culture, dominated by men with family ties to the region...
  • Biden Apologizes to Islamist Leader of Turkey for Linking Him to ISIS

    10/05/2014 3:30:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/4/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Under the Islamist AKP, Turkey has become a state sponsor of terror. Its links to ISIS are the worst kept secret in the region as ISIS fighters treat Turkey as a gateway to the ISIS Jihad.But Biden made the mistake of quoting Erdogan and had to apologize for it. Vice President Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication” that Turkey or...
  • Israel to Summon Sweden Ambassador Over Palestine

    10/05/2014 3:12:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 10/5/2014
    Israel's Foreign Ministry says it will summon Sweden's ambassador following that country's decision to recognize a Palestinian state. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement that he "regrets" that Sweden "rushed" to make its decision without properly understanding the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. On Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the ambassador would be summoned Monday.
  • Islamic State: “Women and Girls are Brought with Price Tags for the Buyers to Choose ande...

    10/03/2014 12:52:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/3/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Lefty “feminists” spend a lot of time talking about “objectifying” women. Islam reminds us of what that really means. Right down to the price tags.The Islamic State is great if you’re a Sunni Muslim male. If you’re a non-Muslim woman, it’s hell on earth. But that’s true of Islam. “[W]omen and children who refused to convert were being allotted to ISIL fighters or were being trafficked … in markets in Mosul and to Raqqa in Syria,” according to the UN report. “Married women who converted were told by ISIL that their previous marriages were not recognised in Islamic law and...
  • Exclusive report: Young NSW is the unofficial Muslim capital of the outback

    10/03/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (AU) ^ | 10/3/2014 | Taylor Auerbach
    THE sleepy rural town of Young in the cherry-picking heart of NSW has undergone a radical transformation. It is now the unofficial Muslim capital of the outback. Arabic is the second-most common language in Young, about 150km northwest of Canberra, which has a population of 400 Muslims. Local police say they are concerned about the potential radicalisation of youths, and The Daily Telegraph found one former musician convert who says he would marry off his 13-year-old daughter if Australian law permitted it. Mohammad Carson, formerly Thomas Carson, says he believes sharia law should be enacted globally, that the September 11...
  • Islamic State Grants ‘Non-Infidel’ Certificates

    10/03/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    During its conquests in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State has had to come up with a method to allow all those non-Sunnis who ended up converting to Sunni Islam instead of being killed—the Christians, Yazidis, Shias, who for whatever reason remained under IS territory—to be identified as true and legitimate Muslims. Accordingly, it has been issuing “non-infidel certificates.” Like a driver’s license, these certificates have the picture of the one named and explain to any Islamic State soldier that the named is now a Muslim and thus it is now “impermissible to lash, crucify, or rape him.” The certificate...
  • Muslim leaders: Don't send Kiwi SAS troops to battle ISIS

    10/02/2014 1:50:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    TVNZ ^ | 10/2/2014
    Muslim leaders here are worried a push to send the SAS to fight ISIS-linked terrorists could fuel a backlash among the Muslim community in New Zealand. Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Wellington's Kilbirnie mosque's Secretary of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand, Tahir Nawaz, says supporting the fight in Iraq would be a bad idea. "We are a very good community here, we are very co-operative," Mr Nawaz said. "Once New Zealand troops are sent there, our public attitude could change. At the end of the day there would be people living here whose roots are in the countries...
  • Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

    10/01/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jack Moore
    Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal. As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage. "We are...
  • Firefighter's Facebook post about Islam sparks HFD investigation

    10/01/2014 1:40:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    KTRK ^ | 9/29/2014 | Sonia Azad
    An HFD employee is under investigation and on administrative duty because of something he posted on his personal Facebook page. The post is set to a backdrop of an American flag and reads, "Proud Infidel. F*** Islam and F*** Muslims." It was posted to his timeline earlier this month, and at one point, it was even his profile picture. When we brought it to the attention of the Houston Fire Department, Chief Terry Garrison responded with a statement, "As soon as I was made aware of the situation, I adopted a complaint on the matter, launching an internal investigation." "Your...
  • The Throat-Clearing President vs. the Throat-Cutting Terrorists

    10/01/2014 3:57:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 10/1/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China’s incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.Obama’s narcissism isn’t mere arrogance. It’s messianism. It’s pure faith that his verbiage can alter the course of history. “We are here,”...
  • Even in Israel, the media won’t call jihad jihad

    09/30/2014 7:18:39 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9-30-2014 | Robert Spencer
    Nathaniel Roi Arami fell to his death at a construction site in Israel. An “Arab co-worker” was questioned and released, but now the “incident is now being investigated as a possible nationalistically-related murder.” There is nothing unique about this story. It is one of many just like it that have come before, and many more like it will surely follow. But it epitomizes the willful ignorance that blankets not only Israel, but the U.S. and the West in general, on this issue. If Nathaniel Roi Arami was murdered, it wasn’t because his killer was an “Arab” who was acting for...
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • Iraq was then, Syria is now

    09/30/2014 2:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 7 replies
    Nattional Review Online ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Iraq War lies now mostly in the realm of myth. We have forgotten exactly how we got both into and out of the war. The October 2002 joint congressional authorization to go to war was not just about fears of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Other worries prompted broad bipartisan support for the resolution. A majority of Democratic senators (as evidenced by their passionate speeches from the Senate floor) cited many of the resolution’s 23 writs. The latter were mostly concerned with things other than WMD: harboring terrorists, offering bounties for suicide bombers, giving refuge to at least one...
  • Will the West Defend Itself?

    09/30/2014 2:48:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Creators ^ | 9/29/2014 | Walter Williams
    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty. With regard to nonbelievers, the Quran commands, “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.” The Quran contains many other verses that call for Muslim violence against nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule.Contrast the words of the Quran with the statements of limp-wristed Western leaders such as this by President Barack Obama: “We...
  • Nigeria: 'Boko Haram Is Not Islam' [barf alert]

    09/29/2014 2:39:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9/29/2014 | Immanuel Afolabi
    Islamic insurgent groups such as Boko Haram use the Qur'an to justify their actions. This has led many non-Muslims to see Muslims - especially those with full beards and dressed in hijab - as terrorists. But in fact, the vast majority of Muslims, including devout youth from across Nigeria, are united in condemning the nefarious acts of religious extremists.Concepts such as 'terrorism', 'insurgence' and 'extremism' are often associated with Islamic jihad. But it is erroneous to equate this term with violence, according to Toyeeb (20), a Muslim student in Oyo in south-west Nigeria."Non-Muslims who want to know about Islam should...
  • Members of Minnesota's Somali community condemn recruitment of youth by terrorist groups [taqiyya]

    09/29/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Members of Minnesota's large Somali community gathered Sunday to condemn the recruitment of youth by terrorist groups and urge collaboration to find solutions to address the problem. About 100 people attended a town hall meeting to denounce groups such as the Islamic State and al-Shabab, which together have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota since 2007. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told the crowd he's working hard to bring more resources to the community to address the root causes of the problem. "I have two children and if somebody was recruiting my children to go overseas and die, I...
  • [GB] Beheading videos are turning youngsters off jihad, police chief says

    09/29/2014 2:27:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/29/2014 | Martin Evans
    Videos showing Islamic extremists beheading western hostages are putting young Britons off pursuing jihad in the Middle East, one of the UK’s most senior police officers has suggested. Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, said footage of the shocking murders had backfired as far as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was concerned, serving as a deterrent rather than a recruiting poster. Sir Peter, who is leads on counterterror for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said the “sheer brutality” of the ISIL footage was discouraging young British Muslims from getting involved....
  • US Government Plans To Train 15,000 Muslim Jihadists

    09/26/2014 3:22:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/26/2014 | Theodore Shoebat
    There is a plan by the US government to train 15,000 Muslim jihadis, in a supposed plan to fight ISIS, as we read from Reuters: A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a U.S.-led training program that could run several years.The Pentagon said its assessment teams have already arrived in Saudi Arabia to help map out a U.S.-led program there expected to train more than 5,000 Western-backed opposition...
  • police: moore muslim beheading had nothing to do with terrorism – just random workplace beheading

    09/26/2014 3:14:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the beheading had nothing to do with his Islamic faith.KFOR reported: The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.At this time, it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack. Vaughan Foods after the beheading (News 9)Police also say there is no link to terrorism. It was just a random workplace beheading. ABC7 reported:...
  • Greek bishop: “Your children will surely be slaves of Muslims”

    09/26/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/26/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Under the guise of an “anti-racist bill,” resistance to jihad terror and Islamic supremacism is being criminalized in Greece, where Islamic supremacists cannily use charges of “racism” to demonize and marginalize all those who oppose their insidious agenda, just as they do in the U.S. — aided and abetted by their Leftist and paleocon allies and Useful Idiots.“Metropolitan Amvrosios: ‘Your children will be slaves of Muslims,’” Pravoslavie, September 23, 2014 (thanks to Filip): Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta and Aigialeia has spoken out against the “Anti-racist law” passed in Greece.“With the entering into force of the anti-racist bill, all who talk...
  • In wake of Oklahoma Muslim Beheader, Muslim Leaders Want Security Protection from “Islamophobia”

    09/26/2014 3:00:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/26/2014 | Pamela Geller
    This speaks volumes and is illustrative of the whole of the war. The reaction is never to look inward and reform the texts and teachings that spur millions of Muslims to wage jihad. No, the reaction – and it is always uniformly the same – is to attack the victim, to attack the defense, attack attack attack under the guise of victim-hood.The Muslim beheader had tried to convert other workers to Islam and was shouting Islamic chants while severing Colleen Hufford’s head.Faked hate is always the response to the most bloodthirsty acts of savagery in the cause of allah. Muslim...
  • Couple thrown off bus and ‘branded racists’ for singing Peppa Pig theme to baby [UK]

    09/26/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Metro ^ | 9/26/2014
    A Rotherham couple were asked to get off a bus and called racists for singing the Peppa Pig theme tune to their 15-month-old autistic daughter, it has been claimed. Nick Barnfield and Sarah Cleaves claim they were travelling on a bus from Sheffield when a fellow passenger, who was reportedly wearing a hijab, took offence to the snorting sounds in the theme music, saying they were a reference to pork being forbidden by Islam. The couple claim that when they complained to the bus driver on September 8, they were told that it would be ‘easier’ if they got off...
  • Alleged member of Jund al-Sham charged [meanwhile, LB gov't negotiates with ISIS & Nusra]

    09/25/2014 5:27:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Military Investigative Judge Fadi Sawan indicted a Syrian Thursday on charges of belonging to a terrorist group with the intent to kill Lebanese Army soldiers. A judicial source said Syrian national Amer Hamdoun was charged with belonging to Islamist group Jund al-Sham, which has followers in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh. Hamdoun was also indicted for buying weapons and explosives with the aim of attacking Lebanese Army checkpoints and positions in the northern city of Tripoli, the source told The Daily Star. The Army is being increasingly targeted in the northern city of Tripoli. In a separate...
  • How Come No Street Protests Against ISIS from Leftwing

    09/25/2014 3:11:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/2014 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    During the recent Gaza war, Israel was forced to defend herself from thousands of rockets and destroy 40 tunnels dug by Hamas terrorists planning to enter Israeli kindergartens and malls from underground hatches. In response to Israel’s military defense, we witnessed vicious anti-Israel, anti-Jewish protests all across Europe organized by leftists and Moslems. They were hateful, with signs calling for “Jews to the gas chambers,” duplicated here in America by various Moslem groups. Their anger, condemnation, and call for Israel’s annihilation was all done in the name of “human rights, and for women and children”… and, of course, “morality.’ So...
  • Civilians Killed in Strikes on ISIS, as Fears Grow on the Ground [here we go...]

    09/24/2014 7:16:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Syria Deeply ^ | 9/24/2014 | Katarina Montgomery
    Activists and rebel groups have concerns about civilian casualties – particularly because ISIS has entrenched itself in residential areas. Yesterday's U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, targeting an al-Qaida command center in Idlib, resulted in the death of at least 11 civilians, according to the Center for Documentation of Violation in Syria (VDC).On Monday the U.S., along with five Arab allies, began an airstrike campaign against ISIS and al-Nusra targets across northern and eastern Syria, including the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and parts of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Hasakeh provinces.As U.S. officials released photographic evidence of "significant damage" to ISIS training camps...
  • British PM says Iran can be 'part of solution' in Syria

    09/24/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/24/2014
    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Iran could be "part of the solution" in defeating jihadists in Syria after he held landmark talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Cameron said Britain had "severe disagreements" with Iran but that Tehran "should also be given the chance to show it can be part of the solution, not part of the problem." "Iran's leaders could help in defeating the threat from ISIL," Cameron said, referring to the Islamic State movement that has rampaged through Syria and Iraq. "They could help secure a more stable, inclusive Iraq, and a...
  • Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Backed Fatwa on Killing of U.S. Soldiers

    09/24/2014 2:51:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/24/2014 | Adam Kredo
    President Barack Obama favorably quoted and praised on Wednesday in his speech before the United Nations a controversial Muslim cleric whose organization has reportedly endorsed the terror group Hamas and supported a fatwa condoning the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.Obama in his remarks offered praise to controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah and referred to him as a moderate Muslim leader who can help combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) radical ideology.However, Bin Bayyah himself has long been engulfed in controversy for many of his views, including the reported backing of a 2004...
  • When Progressives Consider Child-Rape Defensible

    09/24/2014 4:31:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 9/24/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The umpteenth case of child sex abuse in Britain perpetrated by Muslims, the Rotherham abuse case, has understandably left the self-proclaimed “progressives” and multiculturalists in disarray. The Leftist media outlets are on the defensive but still trying to maintain their ground.Their best weapons are to distract public attention by diverting it to whatever has not been committed by Muslims, and the use of double standards, of which the most shocking example is the differential treatment of Muslims versus the Catholic Church.The same people, assorted Leftists and secularists, who immediately jumped to the conclusion that all Catholic clergymen are either directly...
  • New York politicians criticize anti-Islam ads due to run on buses

    09/23/2014 4:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/2014
    New York City politicians and religious leaders on Tuesday criticized a series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses, with many critics calling for the campaign to be blocked. Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of the City Council, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined a rally outside City Hall organized by the Arab American Association of New York and other groups to criticize the display ads sponsored by a group run by Pamela Geller, who writes a blog criticizing Islam. The ads, one of which features an image of American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by...
  • John Kerry Says U.S. At War With ‘This Enemy Of Islam’ ISIS

    09/19/2014 4:29:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/19/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) came to prominence and notoriety when he famously shouted, ‘You Lie’ at Barack Obama during the president’s speech to a joint session of Congress. If ever there was a prime opportunity for a reprise, it occurred during an exchange between Wilson and Secretary of State John Kerry.Wilson asked Kerry if the U.S. was at war. If Kerry’s response had been a yes or no, the clip below would be no more than five seconds. As it was, Kerry took a more circuitous route to his answer, which was beyond ridiculous. After several seconds of hemming and...
  • Letting in the Wrong Refugees

    09/19/2014 3:40:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/19/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us. In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Mohammad Ali Baryalei, an Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the...
  • The American Left and ISIS

    09/19/2014 3:21:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/19/2014 | J.R. Dunn
    Since the appearance of ISIS, the usual suspects on the left -- those in politics and media in particular  -- have bent over backwards to argue that it has nothing to do Obama, that his silly foreign policy, undergrad strategic considerations, and infinitely collapsible notion of American responsibilities unfolded in a vacuum and could not possibly have had any effect on anything.  No, the fault, of course, is that of George W. Bush and his neocon camarilla.  If it weren’t for Bush, a strong, wise, and humane Saddam Hussein would be present to destroy this Jihadi upsurge, exactly the way...
  • Did Saddam Hussein Do a Better Job Fighting Radical Muslims Than America?

    09/18/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 84 replies
    Americans have to face the painful reality that Arabs are, when judged by 21st century Western Standards, a crazy people. This is not meant as an insult. Early this year, the Iraqi parliament proposed a law that would permit men to marry 9 year old girls. The law had the support of a majority of parliament. The law would also permit men to beat up and rape their wives, and prevent women from leaving the house without the permission of the husband. These SOBS are supposed to be the allies of America in the fight against ISIS. The Shia regime...
  • House approves Obama request for Syria in broad bipartisan vote

    09/17/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/2014 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against Islamic extremists. Despite vocal opposition from both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who feel the Syria plan should include more robust steps, majorities in both conferences voted 273-156 to back Obama’s plan to give military aid to vetted members of the Free Syrian Army. The “yes” vote was made up of 159 Republicans and 114 Democrats; opposition was just as bipartisan, with 85 Democrats and 71 Republicans voting no. The Syria language was considered as an amendment to a stopgap...
  • Holder Issues Fatwa

    09/17/2014 2:22:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/2014 | Richard Butrick
    The Grand Mufti of the Department of Social Justice (aka, DOJ) has issued a fatwa prohibiting states from using zoning laws to deny building permits for Islamic “culture centers” -- Mosques with “youth centers.” … as a grand jury investigates another Minneapolis mosque for radicalizing recruits for ISIL, the Justice Department is suing local officials for blocking a new extremist mosque in the area. Attorney General Eric Holder sued St. Anthony, Minn., after the Minneapolis suburb rejected the Abu Huraira Islamic Center and its 15,000-square-foot mosque over zoning issues. The mosque website openly endorses jihad. Its website says that Muslims...
  • Iowa Dem Says She Wouldn't Revoke Passports of Americans Fighting With ISIS (Video)

    09/16/2014 7:13:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Instablog ^ | 9/16/2014 | Debra Heine
    During a televised debate, last week, candidate for U.S. Congress Staci Appel (D-IA) opposed the idea of revoking passports of Americans who have admitted to joining and fighting with terrorist organizations. Appel said, “I would not be urging taking away their passports. I think we need to make sure that we work through the system and look through it on a very diligent basis.” Her comment came after Republican candidate David Young said that if he were elected to Congress, he would call on the State Department to revoke the passports of admitted terrorists. Young, who previously served as U.S....
  • Obama ‘Enabler-In-Chief’ For Islamists

    09/16/2014 3:50:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, tore apart President Obama’s claim that “ISIL is not Islamic,” calling Obama both the “excommunicator-in-chief” and “enabler-in-chief” for islamist groups. Jasser labeled Obama the “excommunicator-in-chief” for publicly declaring who is and isn’t ‘Islamic’ during his prime-time address on the Islamic State. Jasser argued the Islamic State is indeed ‘Islamic’ and is representative of the dangerous combination of religion and state in Islamic countries: [The Islamist groups] want nothing more than to suppress the voices of reform. If you talk to reformers, they will tell you that the Islamic State...
  • Holder announces pilot programs to counter “violent extremism”

    09/15/2014 12:24:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Holder apparently never explained what kind of “violent extremism” he hopes to counter. Susan Jones of CNS News writes that it “sounds like he wants law enforcement and community leaders to meet regularly, to share information on people who may have traveled overseas to join ISIS, or on people who may be plotting attacks right here in the U.S.” Yet if Holder did make any reference, however oblique, to jihadis traveling overseas to join the Islamic State, Jones did not quote it. The only thing Holder says that is close to that, at least according to this report, is this:...
  • Murdered aid worker's brother says Islam 'not to blame' [Dhimmitude alert]

    09/15/2014 1:46:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/14/2014
    The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran. "We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue," Mike Haines told British media. His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Koran saying: "Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better." He added: "The Muslim faith is not to blame for...
  • Feminism Comes to the Forefront of Swedish Politics

    09/14/2014 2:28:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    time.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2014 | Viola Gad
    With its slogan “Out with the racists, in with the feminists,” the party has broadened traditional feminist values to also fight discrimination on the basis of race, sexual identity and physical disabilities.
  • Cruzifiction

    09/13/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by all the best · 114 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    Ted Cruz has made a serious mistake—one supported by sentiments of millions of American evangelicals—and it could cost the lives of many Christians. I suppose you’ve heard by now that Ted Cruz was recently “booed off stage” for a senseless, ill-placed “stand with Israel” gaffe at a banquet for persecuted Middle East Christians. The worst part of his comments is not that they were calculated for self-serving political purposes—as others have noted already. Although that is certainly bad enough, it is hardly as offensive as the main implication of what he said. Apparently, we must agree with him, or else...
  • Examining the ISIS Oil Business

    09/13/2014 3:38:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Syria Deeply ^ | 9/11/2014
    The value of the ISIS oil trade has been widely estimated at between $1 and $3 million per day, though experts have warned that the figure could be a high estimate. On Wednesday, as part of President Barack Obama's plan to "systematically degrade, dismantle and defeat" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the U.S. Treasury Department said that it would step up pressure on the extremist group's illicit oil sales. In a blog post that day, David Cohen, the department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said that the "Treasury is committed to ensuring that [ISIS] is unable...
  • Yale chaplain quits after blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

    09/09/2014 3:39:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel. The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on September 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own initiative, had resigned as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale, effective immediately.” The statement does not reference the letter to the Times, saying instead, “It is our belief that the dynamics between the Board of Governors and the Priest-in-Charge occasioned the resignation of the Rev. Shipman.“The Episcopal Church at Yale, its Board...
  • Dhimmitude: Coming Soon to a Country Near You

    08/27/2014 5:26:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | ANDREW BIESZAD
    The former Archbishop of Mosul, Amel Nona, said that the end of the Church in Iraq at ISISÂ’s hands is a warning to fellow Catholics throughout the world, particularly in the West: Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not...
  • Police throw book at Shariah vigilantes [Wuppertal, Germany]

    09/05/2014 3:34:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/5/2014
    Charges of unlawful assembly and use of uniform in public were brought against 11 members of a group trying to enforce aspects of strict Islamic Sharia law in the North Rhine-Westphalia city, a spokeswoman for the Wuppertal police told The Local. Officers stopped the 11-man group on the street on Wednesday. Some were wearing orange vests bearing the words 'Shariah Police', in violation of federal German law, the spokeswoman said. The group has been stopping young people at local drinking and gambling establishments and urging them to abstain from activities deemed to be ungodly according to Islam. The Wednesday incident...
  • Obama: We will defeat ISIS like we did al-Qaeda [as Al Qaeda opens new branch in India]

    09/05/2014 3:19:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/5/2014
    President Barack Obama said Friday he was confident he could gather a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, following two days of talks at the NATO summit. “I leave here confident that NATO allies and partners are prepared to join in a broad, international coalition,” Obama said after a meeting of the Western military alliance in Wales. “We’re going to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL (IS’s previous name) the same way we’ve gone after al-Qaeda,” he said. Following the beheading of two US journalists by the Islamic State, which has overrun swaths of northern...
  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    09/05/2014 3:23:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/5/2014 | Susan Crabtree
    Confronting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is quickly pushing other issues aside to become priority No. 1 at the NATO summit in Wales this week, but that doesn't mean the U.S. and its allies will emerge with a clear plan of attack in Syria.President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride to a school in Newport and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry made similar appeals for help from their defense and diplomatic counterparts in Britain, Australia and elsewhere.“They made...