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  • Report on whether Iran was making nuclear bomb won't be clear cut: U.N.

    11/26/2015 9:12:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:51am EST | François Murphy and Shadia Nasralla
    A U.N. report on whether Iran has in the past carried out work related to nuclear weapons will not reach a definitive conclusion on the subject, the chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is required under a landmark deal between major powers and Iran, which provides for a lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program. A clear verdict that weapons-related work occurred would have made it difficult for the deal to proceed, but diplomats have said for weeks that they...
  • Sweden's Muslim Christmas Show

    11/26/2015 3:27:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/26/15 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    From the night of the Paris attacks until Tuesday, when Sweden's government announced it was reversing its open-borders policy, Sweden was in a state of turmoil. No matter what the government said, it accomplished nothing -- other than making the Swedes increasingly livid.When Prime Minister Stefan Löfven accused his people of being naïve about radical Islamism, anger exploded on social media. You could read comments such as: "No. Some of you have been naïve. The rest of us have been labeled fascists and other ugly things."The shock and horror of the Paris attacks -- in which one Swedish woman was...
  • Obama admin says states lack authority to block refugees

    11/25/2015 6:47:00 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states may not deny benefits and services to refugees based on a refugee's country of origin or religious affiliation. States that do not comply with the requirement would be breaking the law and could be subject to enforcement action, including suspension or termination of the federally funded program, according to the letter, signed by...
  • Amid terror wave, UN adopts six resolutions — all anti-Israel

    11/25/2015 11:30:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 11/25/2015, 2:25 PM | Ari Soffer
    In a move dubbed "surreal" by a leading UN watchdog, and as a campaign of daily Palestinian terrorist attacks continues to target Israelis, the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted six resolutions - all of which bar none condemned Israel. Not a single mention was made of the Palestinian attacks, which have left 22 Israelis dead and hundreds wounded, nor did any other countries - even serial human rights violators such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Russia and others - receive any of the General Assembly's attention. More disturbingly still, five of the the UNGA resolutions were sponsored by the...
  • West Germany’s Former Chancellor Predicted Europe Would Have an Assimilation Problem

    11/25/2015 10:12:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 11/25/15 | Mike Gonzalez
    In 1990 former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt told me in an interview that massive Islamic immigration into Europe kept him awake at night. Between pinches of snuff, Schmidt said he worried Muslims wouldn’t assimilate, and that this would become a big problem for the continent.Schmidt’s ruminations are worth remembering following French President Francois Hollande visit to President Barack Obama Tuesday to ask for help in what he has called France’s war on ISIS. Hollande, who has been much more assertive than his host on defeating ISIS, to say the least, has been candid that “complicity from the inside” is...
  • Family of 'clock kid' seeks $15M in damages

    11/23/2015 7:07:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school in September, is demanding $15 million and several apologies, their lawyers announced Monday.An attorney for the family wrote in letters published by theDallas Morning Newsthat they want $10 million in damages from the city of Irving, Texas, and $5 million from the local school district. "Ahmed's reputation in the global community is permanently scarred," read both letters to Texas officials, which were sent Monday and elaborated on details from the incident. As many as seven adults interrogated the 14-year-old, who was pressured to sign a...
  • “An Army of Criminals”

    11/23/2015 6:26:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 11/23/15 | Baron Bodissey
    Below are excerpts from a speech given last Thursday before the National Assembly by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Mr. Valls emphasized the determination of the French government to bring to justice the terrorists who committed or conspired in the recent Paris massacre. He also discussed the danger of a chemical or biological attack, and the problem posed by hundreds (or thousands) of mujahideen who have traveled to Syria to wage jihad and are now returning to France.Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:(video at link)The text of Mr. Valls’ speech is available...
  • Jihad Central: Brussels Became A Terror Hotspot Because Of A Socialist Mayor’s Immigration…

    11/23/2015 8:20:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 23 Nov 2015 | Paul Nuttall, MEP
    So Brussels is on lockdown due to the heightened terror threat. Trains have been canceled, people have been told to stay away from crowded areas, meaning that the center is deserted and sporting events have been postponed. It's no surprise really, because about half a mile northwest of Brussels' city center lies the shabby suburb of Molenbeek. It is one of Brussels' nineteen districts. This run down area of the Belgian capital has become the epicenter of a media storm during the past week as a number of the terrorists behind the appalling Paris attacks came from Molenbeek. [...] In...
  • Scarborough: Obama in 'Bubble,' Sees ISIS as Just 'Guys With Guns and Good Social Media'

    11/23/2015 6:38:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Death of a Salesman's Willy Loman was a guy "out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine." President Obama sees ISIS as Willy's bad mirror image, dismissing the terror group as guys with "conventional weapons and good social media." On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough blasted Obama's dangerous insouciance, calling it "staggering to our allies. It is staggering to people like Frank Bruni, a liberal columnist. It is staggering to Diane Feinstein, liberal Democrats. It is staggering to the world. The president's in a bubble by himself, saying that these are just bad guys with guns...
  • Jewish leaders call for limit on refugee numbers [Germany: Central Council of Jews]

    11/23/2015 6:35:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 23 Nov 2015 14:55 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the migrant influx because of problems with integrating the mainly Muslim newcomers, earning a quick rebuke from a pro-refugee charity. [...] "Sooner or later, we won't have a choice but to set an upper limit," the council's president Josef Schuster told Die Welt daily. "Many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the Islamic State and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance are an integral part." [...] Schuster's comments were...
  • Meeting about Virginia mosque exposes deep divide

    11/23/2015 5:24:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/23/15 | Rachel Weiner
    For 27 years, members of the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg have lived in relative peace with their neighbors on a country road in rural Spotsylvania County.At least until last week, when, during a community meeting about their plans to build a bigger mosque nearby, they found themselves defending their right to exist. The meeting was intended to address traffic concerns around the proposed religious center but instead was taken over by half a dozen angry protesters calling the Muslim residents terrorists.The outbursts of hatred came amid rising calls across the country to pause or end resettlement of Muslim refugees in...
  • Sweden: Rape Clinic for Men, Publicly Funded "Virginity Tests"

    11/23/2015 3:03:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/15 | Ingrid Carlqvist
    On October 6, the radio program P4 Halland reported that an imam in Halmstad called homosexuality a "virus." In a video posted on his mosque's YouTube channel, the imam talked about raising children. He said that parents need to make sure their children have good immune systems, as there are many viruses floating around in society -- one of them being homosexuality. The lecture was held in association with the Sobriety Movement's Educational Activities (Nykterhetsrörelsens bildningsverksamhet). Its members immediately terminated their collaboration with the mosque.Commenting in the Swedish media on the commotion that erupted after the imam's statement, Mohamed...
  • Berlin turns Stasi HQ into a refugee shelter

    11/22/2015 8:08:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 22 Nov 2015 14:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said. Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily. ...
  • US lawmakers say forget Assad, focus on ISIS

    11/22/2015 7:02:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Nov 20 2015 | Deb Reichman
    In an unusual alliance, a House Democrat and Republican have teamed up to urge the Obama administration to stop trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad and focus all its efforts on destroying Islamic State militants. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, introduced legislation on Friday to end what they called an "illegal war" to overthrow Assad, the leader of Syria accused of killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens in a more than four-year-old civil war entangled in a battle against IS extremists, also known as ISIS. "The U.S. is waging two wars in Syria,"...
  • Administration Assures Governors Refugee Vetting Is Rigorous

    11/21/2015 5:17:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 21, 2015 | Douglas K. Daniel, AP-Washington
    The Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process," particularly if they are fleeing from Syria. "In short, the security vetting for this population — the most vulnerable of individuals — is extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive," Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson write in letters sent to all state and territorial governors and to the mayor of Washington. D.C. After last week's attacks in Paris by the Islamic State, several governors vowed to block efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in...
  • How the Left Thinks about the War on Terror (The left thinks?)

    11/21/2015 6:41:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 21, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Are you confused about how Barack Obama thinks about the War on Terror? How about Hillary Clinton? What about the editorial page of The New York Times? If you can't make sense of anything you hear or read, there is a reason for that. How they really think is rarely ever made explicit and never debated or publicly discussed. Until now. Here are ten bad ideas implicit in most leftwing commentary on this topic. 1. If there are no boots on the ground, you're not really at war. Barack Obama said it over and over again to our troops, to...
  • DNC Ad Attacking Republicans for Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is Laughably Stupid

    11/20/2015 8:55:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 20, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A new ad from the Democratic National Committee attacks Republican presidential candidates for using the term “radical Islam.” Entitled “Inciting fear isn’t presidential,” the ad argues that the use of the term is offensive to Muslims.(video at link)I’ve seen my share of nasty, bizarre, and over-the-top political ads. But this may be the first that I can honestly say is just plain stupid.To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the Democratic Party are horrified by the phrase “radical Islam.” But a new poll released today on the issue found that a supermajority of Americans agree that the...
  • Is this the end of the E.U.?

    11/20/2015 2:10:58 PM PST · by Lorianne · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 17 November 2015 | Jake Novak
    It's always the things you don't expect that get you. After banking scandals, currency issues, and a Greek/Portugese/Spanish debt crisis just about every six months, the economic and political partnership that is the European Union seems much more likely to fall apart for an entirely different reason after all. That reason is ISIS. This is a political nightmare for the statist bureaucrats who have been working for decades to reduce true representative democracy all for the goal of a unified and monolithic economic entity without worrying about being hindered by annoying little things like the will of the people. Before...
  • Paris Muslims complain of ostracism after terror attacks

    11/20/2015 1:45:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 124 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | JOHN LEICESTER
    PARIS (AP) -- Riding the Paris Metro to the city's Grand Mosque for prayers, Samia Mahfoudia says people shoot sideways looks at her 'almost as if they were saying 'Get off.' Ahmed El Mziouzi, a Moroccan who has called France home for 42 years, says he's seen people staring at Muslims like him "a bit bizarrely" since attackers claiming to be acting in the name of Islam massacred 130 people, traumatizing the city.
  • Database tracking the enemy?

    11/20/2015 11:18:46 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    November 20, 2015 | Jim Robinson
    You mean we don't already have a database tracking subversive enemy infiltrators and radical terrorists, sleeper cells, suspicious mosques and muslims, etc? If not, why not? Islam is the enemy. They are at war against us and against all western nations. Someone had better wake the hell up!
  • Palestinians: Our Kids Have Right to Stone Jews

    11/20/2015 12:10:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 17, 2015
    Earlier this month, Israel’s Knesset enacted a minimum prison term for minors who throw stones and firebombs at vehicles. An outraged Palestinian Authority called the measure “punitive and racist.” Stoning attacks in Israel go largely unreported, but on average there are several such incidents every day. The perpetrators are usually Palestinian Arab youth, and their victims are almost always Israeli Jewish motorists. A number of these attacks have resulted in severe injuries and deaths, including Jewish children. There are certain areas of Jerusalem that the police, ambulances and other public services simply won’t enter for fear of being stoned. But...
  • Cruz: Kerry Should Resign Because He's "An Apologist" For Radical Islamic Terror

    11/20/2015 3:15:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that John Kerry should resign for being “an apologist” for radical Islamic terrorists on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Laura Ingraham Hammers Paul Ryan On His Support For Islamic Migration

    11/19/2015 1:34:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/19/15 | Dan Riehl
    Radio-host Laura Ingraham is blasting newly installed House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “for buying into Barack Obama’s argument to reject sensible curbs to Muslim immigration.”Ryan is “using the language of a President who despises middle America and thinks the U.S. is a rotten, horrible, dark, country,” she said.“(T)he tactics Ryan is employing here – declaring falsely that his legislation will implement a so-called ‘pause’ to the refugee resettlement program – is a fig-leaf and is no different than the rhetoric he used during the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration expansion push,” she said. Ingraham was focused on Ryan’s effort to...
  • Liberal Journalists on CNN: U.S. Has Been 'Racist' To Refugees Since 1939

    11/19/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/19/15 | Matthew Balan
    On Wednesday's CNN Tonight, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and liberal analyst Rula Jebreal bewailed the latest Bloomberg poll that found that 53 percent of Americans are opposed to letting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country. Kristof hyped that "this almost exactly matches up a poll in January 1939 of whether or not to admit 10,000 mostly Jewish children into the retrospect, we clearly acknowledge that was a shameful period in American history." Jebreal slammed this majority as "racist," and cried, "They're weaponizing fear! That poll reflects fear." [video below] Anchor Don Lemon turned to the two...
  • CA 7th graders sing Islam ‘fight song’ penned by teacher

    11/19/2015 1:26:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    EAG News ^ | 11/19/15 | Victor Skinner
    Parents recently voiced their concerns to the Ocean View School Board about a song a seventh-grade teacher authored about Islam that they believe is inappropriate.Nichole Negron and her mother Susan Negron told school board members Nichole’s seventh grade son came home from Spring View Middle School recently with a song his teacher passed out in class about Islam. The women said the teacher told them she was simply using song to teach about Islam, but they contend it contains questionable language that seemingly promotes the religion, CBS Los Angeles reports.The lyrics were set to “This is our fight song!” and...
  • France: Islamic State supporters stab Jewish teacher in Marseilles

    11/18/2015 1:52:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/18/15 | Robert Spencer
    Jews, designated by the Qur’an as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), are always high on the list for Islamic jihadis. Killing Jews is in Islam a meritorious act that can hasten the coming of the End Times: “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a...
  • Bernie Sanders Still For Accepting Refugees, Slams “Racism” And “Islamophobia”

    11/16/2015 6:50:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 11/16/15 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Rejecting what he called “cheap political talk” in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Bernie Sanders told a large crowd on the campus of Cleveland State University that he opposes banning refugees from Syria from entering the U.S.“I am disturbed by some of what I am hearing from my Republican colleagues, and I will just say this: During these difficult times, as Americans we will not succumb to racism. We will not allow ourselves to be divided and succumb to Islamophobia,” Sanders said. “We will not turn our backs on the refugees.”Sanders said he supports building an international...
  • UK Home Secretary: Paris Attacks ‘Have Nothing To Do With Islam’

    11/16/2015 5:46:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Home Secretary Theresa May has said the attacks in Paris, “have nothing to do with Islam”. She said Islam was peaceful, whilst explaining that “appropriate security measures” will need to be taken at the England France football match tomorrow.The Home Secretary was giving a speech to the House of Commons, just three days after eight terrorists, taking orders from the Islam State, murdered 129 people in Paris whilst screaming “Allah-hu Akbar”. Her closing words were: “British Muslims and indeed Muslims worldwide have said very clearly these events are abhorrent.“The attacks have nothing to do with Islam which is followed peacefully...
  • [UK Labour] Jeremy Corbyn: I'm 'not happy' with shoot-to-kill policy if terrorists are attacking...

    11/16/2015 4:59:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/16/15 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Jeremy Corbyn has said he is "not happy" with letting Britain's security services adopt a “shoot-to-kill policy” if terrorists were loose in the UK. The Labour leader said he thought the policy could be “quite dangerous" and “counterproductive”, warning that it could lead to “war on the streets”. The remarks come just days after the French military were deployed in Paris amid fears terrorists who had launched a series of attacks in the French capital were still at large.
  • CIA Director Cites ‘Impact of Climate Change’ as Deeper Cause of Global Instability

    11/16/2015 4:20:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/15
    Speaking today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said that CIA analysts see “climate change” as a “deeper cause” of the instability seen in places like Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Yemen and Libya.“Mankind’s relationship with the natural world is aggravating these problems and is a potential source of crisis itself,” Brennan said at one point in his speech. “Last year was the warmest on record, and this year is on track to be even warmer.”“When CIA analysts look for deeper causes of this rising instability, they find nationalistic, sectarian, and...
  • Obama rules out putting U.S. troops on the ground to fight Islamic State

    11/16/2015 7:29:47 AM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2015
    EXCERPT "There will be an intensification of the strategy that we put forward but the strategy they we put forward is the strategy that ultimately is going to work," Obama told reporters at a news conference at the close of a Group of 20 summit.
  • ‘We can’t beat ISIS with military means’: Germany

    11/16/2015 6:45:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies ^ | 16 Nov 2015 11:31 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    The fight against ISIS will not be won with military action but by bringing an end to the civil war in Syria around the negotiating table, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday. "We stand before the dilemma that the battle against ISIS must be continued, but everyone also knows that in the end the battle against terrorism can't be won militarily," Steinmeier told journalists as he arrived at an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels. "I personally remain convinced that... we will only move forward in the Middle East if, above all, we work energetically on those questions which...
  • On the Impossibility of Fighting ISIS

    02/15/2015 9:12:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 15, 2015 | James Fallows
    As I see it the Sunni minority in Iraq and the Sunni majority in Syria are under siege by Shia. ISIS is the one successful Sunni group opposing the Shia. A very large portion of Arab Sunnis at least passively support ISIS, not because they support its extreme ideology but because they want the Sunnis to emerge victorious. A subset of the pro ISIS Sunnis actually support their extreme ideology. What we call the Iraqi military is seen by almost all Arab Sunnis as a Shia army under the influence, if not the control, of Iran. This explains why Turkey...
  • FBI chief refuses to release motive in Chattanooga jihad murders: “We don’t want to smear...

    11/16/2015 3:37:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>A devout Muslim open fire on a US Naval and Marine Reserve Center in Tennessee, and FBI Director James Comey said he will not release a report on the motive: “We don’t want to smear people.” What he means is that he doesn’t want to smear or insult Muhammad or Islam. Sharia in America.</p>
  • Deputy Nat'l Security Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'We're Still Planning to Take in Syrian Refugees'

    11/16/2015 3:11:56 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/15 | Susan Jones
    White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, intent on damage control, made the rounds of the talk shows on Sunday, partly to defend President Obama's remark that ISIS has been "contained"; partly to respond to criticism that the Obama administration has underestimated the enemy; and partly to support the president's decision to let thousands of Syrian refugees into this country. One of the bombers in Paris reportedly arrived in France with other refugees. But that won't deter the Obama administration from admitting people from Syria: "No, Chris, we're still planning to take in Syrian refugees," Rhodes told Chris Wallace...
  • Tesco customer is convicted of abusing a mother-of-four in front of her children by shouting 'Why ca

    11/15/2015 5:35:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 125 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/13/15 | Thomas Burrows
    A mother-of-four was abused while she shopped in Tesco because she was wearing a niqab.Rahela Chowdhury, 32, from Burnley, was in her local store with all four children when the man approached her and shouted 'why can't I see your face?'She was left frozen to the spot and has been so scared she has hardly left the house since the incident on October 3.Her youngest child, who is only four, also started crying uncontrollably.Her abuser, John McDougall, 50, from Earby in Lancashire, has now been ordered to pay victim compensation and carry out 200 hours community service.Recalling the terrifying ordeal,...
  • Bush: U.S. Should only Accept ‘Christian’ Refugees from Syria

    11/15/2015 1:07:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/15/15 | Rob Garver
    The news that at least one of the perpetrators of Friday’s horrific terror attacks in Paris had entered Europe posing as a refugee from the civil war in Syria ignited debate Sunday over whether and how the U.S. should follow through with a pledge to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. One top Republican candidate said that the focus should be on allowing Christians into the country.The attacks, which killed 129 people and wounded 352 more in various public spaces around Paris, are believed to be the work of the terror group ISIS, which currently controls parts...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: Terrorist attacks linked to climate change

    11/15/2015 12:49:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/15/15 | Valerie Richardson
    Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders doubled down Sunday on his insistence that climate change leads to terrorism, a connection he called “pretty obvious.”“If we are going to see an increase in drought and flood and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is peoples all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” Mr. Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”“If there’s not enough water, if there’s not enough land to grow your crops, you’re going to see migrations of people fighting over land that will sustain them. And that will lead...
  • MSNBC frets “tsunami of hatred” will meet Muslims in France

    11/15/2015 12:25:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 75 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 11/15/15 | Pamela Geller
    <p>This is pathological. The enemy is killing us in our own homeland – everywhere and the left’s chief concern is destroying anyone that speaks against it or tries to stop them.</p> <p>This led host Tamron Hall to “recall concerns that a ‘tsunami of hatred may await Muslims.’” The extent of support that the Islamic State may have among Muslims in France was of no concern to Tamron Hall. MSNBC, without thinking twice about the jihad threat, simply falls into default mode: Muslims are victims, no matter how many Infidels are dead.</p>
  • Dem candidate for Minn. House ends campaign following ISIS tweet [not necessarily evil]

    11/15/2015 12:05:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/15/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    A Democratic candidate for Minnesota state representative is ending his campaign because of backlash to a post he made on social media about the Islamic State. Dan Kimmel, a software developer and self-described "business process expert" from Burnsville, Minn., posted a tweet Saturday night that said "ISIS isn't necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer, though." His tweet came a day after attacks in Paris left 128 dead and at least 350 injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility. Kimmel has since deleted the statement and...
  • In Sweden, No One Wants to Talk about Muslim Persecution of Christians

    11/15/2015 6:16:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/15/15 | Jacob Rudolfsson
    The horrific attacks in Paris should force us to ask hard questions about elements within Islam in Europe, questions mainstream leaders have tried hard to avoid. All too often such questions have been labeled Islamophobic or racist. The threat from radical Muslims has often even been relativized by organizations specializing in intercultural dialogue. In my own country of Sweden, the transition to a more pluralistic and religiously diverse society has led to increasing tension over religion. The majority of victims of anti-religious crimes in Sweden are Muslims and mosques, which have rightly received media coverage and support from politicians. But there has been little corresponding...
  • Paris attacks may prompt Obama to step up military action

    11/14/2015 6:23:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 14, 2015 6:15 PM EST | Robert Burns
    The Paris terrorist attacks seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves like launching a U.S. or international ground offensive or accelerating aerial bombing in hopes of eliminating the global threat of violent extremism. "You aren't going to bomb ISIS back to the Stone Age," Anthony Cordesman, a longtime Middle East analyst, said Saturday. [...] As Cordesman sees it, years of tragic terrorist attacks like Paris are almost inevitable, and there are no near-term solutions. ...
  • George Takei Releases Powerful Statement Against Racism After Paris Terror Attacks [BARF]

    11/14/2015 9:17:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 107 replies
    Time ^ | 11/14/15 | Eliana Dockterman
    Star Trek actor and activist George Takei warned against discriminatory impulses in the wake of last night’s terror attacks in Paris, which took at least 127 lives.Takei expressed his condolences to those who lost loved ones in Paris last night but also warned not to make assumptions about any one group of people, pointing out that the Paris attackers were themselves acting out of such a misguided hatred. The actor, who himself was placed in an interment camp along with his family during World War II, likened racism against Muslims to Americans’ discrimination against peaceful Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor.
  • Don't link Paris attacks to migrant influx: German interior minister [the dhimmitude BURNS]

    11/14/2015 8:44:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 97 replies
    AFP ^ | 11/14/15
    Germany's interior minister on Saturday made a plea against linking the terror attacks in Paris to the record influx of asylum seekers into Europe."I would like to make this urgent plea to avoid drawing such swift links to the situation surrounding refugees," Thomas de Maiziere said, noting that there have already been "appalling scales of attacks against asylum seekers and asylum seeker shelters".Besides beefing up police presence and border controls, the minister said after a crisis cabinet meeting that security forces will also keep a close watch on far-right extremists.
  • Swedish King Considers Opening Up Royal Palaces To House Refugees

    11/12/2015 1:34:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/15 | Jacob Bojesson
    King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is considering letting refugees stay in his unused palaces as the country has run out of available housing options.The King has 16 extravagant estates across the country, many of which he never uses. Margareta Thorgren, the royal director of communication, said the royal family has taken the Syrian migrant situation to heart and is “open to creative solutions” to solve the housing emergency.“The royal family is following it and is very engaged in the issue,” Thorgren said. “The situation is such that we need as many people as possible helping out, and the royal family has...
  • Peter Beinart: Israel deserves terrorism

    11/06/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2015, 2:40 PM | Ari Soffer
    Liberal American-Jewish commentator Peter Beinart gave a provocative speech on Wednesday, in which he said Israel essentially deserved the wave of Arab terrorism targeting its citizens. Beinart, who despite his regular attacks on the Jewish state insists he is "pro-Israel", was speaking at "Beth Chayim Chadashim Progressive synagogue in Los Angeles, which was set up as a "gay-friendly" congregation. His comments were recorded approvingly by the anti-Israel Mondoweiss website. "While we condemn Palestinian violence, we must recognize this painful truth: that Israeli policy has encouraged it," Beinart told his audience. "Israel has encouraged it by penalizing Palestinian nonviolence, by responding...
  • UN Report: Iran’s Human Rights Record Worse Under Rouhani than Ahmadinejad

    11/03/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    A report released this month on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran reveals that Iranians are worse off under moderate President Hassan Rouhani than his more conservative predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and that, based on their current trajectory, they are expected to exceed well over 1,000 executions by years end. [] Iran executes more individuals per capita than any other country in the world. In his 26-page report, (Dr. Ahmed) Shaheed notes that between January 1 and September 15 of this year, Iran executed at least 694 people by hanging, which included at least 10 women...
  • Iran Ayatollah: 'Death to America' refers to US policies

    11/03/2015 4:40:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2015 6:42 AM EST
    The slogan "Death to America" is not aimed at the American people, but rather American policies, Iran's supreme leader said in comments reported on his official website Tuesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei discussed the slogan while meeting with Iranian students ahead of the anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979. Militant students stormed the compound and took 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. ...
  • Spiritual Suicide: When European Churches Sell Their Souls to Islam

    11/02/2015 8:27:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    At a time when Christians in the Middle East are being tortured, beheaded, and crucified rather than denying Jesus, Christians in Europe I should say so-called Christians are renouncing the Great Commission and removing the cross (literally) to make peace with Muslims. What kind of madness is this? Last month, in Sweden, the Bishop of Stockholm "proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers." As reported on, "Calling Muslim guests to the church 'angels', the Bishop later took to her...
  • Hundreds Of Refugees In Germany "Mysteriously Disappear"; Authorities Clueless Where They Are

    10/28/2015 8:28:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/28/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest, and most bizarre yet, twist in Europe's refugee crisis at least seven hundred of the roughly 4,000 asylum-seekers who had initially been accomodated by the German state of Lower Saxony have "mysteriously disappeared" according to a survey in the Neue Osnabrcker Zeitung (NOZ).Because many of the refugees hadnt been registered yet, Germany's The Local reports, nothing is known about who they are or where they might have gone; this has left the local authorities in the uncomfortable position of being completely clueless about who and where they can currently be found.In one refugee centre in Lingen,...