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  • The rise of black nationalist groups that captivated killers in Dallas, Baton Rouge

    07/24/2016 4:34:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 23 at 8:42 PM | Kevin Sullivan
    Micah Xavier Johnson, who killed five police officers in Dallas, was increasingly drawn to black nationalist ideology and attended several meetings of the People’s New Black Panther Party. Gavin Eugene Long, who killed three officers in Baton Rouge, said he belonged to the Washitaw Nation, an obscure black nationalist group that claims ownership to the huge swath of the United States obtained in the Louisiana Purchase on the belief that they are descended from a U.S. indigenous group. The People’s New Black Panther Party and the Washitaw Nation have vastly different ideologies and no direct ties to each other, but...
  • UN chief: Fight extremism with education, social media

    07/02/2016 7:05:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Dave Bryan
    The nature of terrorism, including the increased radicalization of individuals through social media, has changed over the last decade and violent extremism can only be eradicated by including preventive measures, the United Nations chief said in a report to the 193-member General Assembly. Ban Ki-moon’s study calls on member states to employ conflict resolution, empower youth, develop educational opportunities and embrace human rights in the battle against terrorism. The report is part of the General Assembly’s two-year review that ends Friday of the U.N.’s 10-year-old global counter-terrorism strategy. “We need to pay more attention to why individuals are attracted to...
  • Obama's CVE Program Is an Outrage -- and the Republicans Are Funding It

    06/16/2016 11:16:27 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 16 June 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If there's anything approaching on today's program a... I kind of hate to use the word "bombshell," but this is close. If you are wondering, "Okay, how does a guy named Omar Siddiqui Mateen, with his family history and other things obviously clear, able to be learned about...? How does he pass a background check?" Well, we have to thank the Obama administration for that. I have a series of stories here that are gonna boggle your the mind. The first is from the French News Agency. The headline: "Threats Against Muslims Must Stop After Orlando Attack:...
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Five Ways Christianity Is Increasingly Viewed as Extremist

    03/19/2016 7:24:29 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 31 replies
    Barna Group ^ | 29 February 2016 | Barna Group
    Society is undergoing a change of mind about the way religion and people of faith intersect with public life. That is, there are intensifying perceptions that faith is at the root of a vast number of societal ills. Though it remains the nation’s most dominant religion, Christianity faces significant headwind in the court of public opinion. The decades-old trend that Christianity is irrelevant is increasingly giving way to the notion that Christianity is bad for society. A new major study conducted by Barna Group, and explored in the new book Good Faith, co-authored by Barna president David Kinnaman, examines society’s...
  • Take This Test To See If Most Americans Would Consider You To Be A ‘Religious Extremist’

    03/08/2016 9:12:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    EAD ^ | 03/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    >Are you a religious extremist? For years, world leaders have been endlessly proclaiming that we need to eradicate “extremism”, but what actually is “extremism”? Many would point to the ISIS jihadists over in the Middle East that are beheading people that don’t agree with them as examples of religious extremists, and I think that very few people would argue with that. But our politicians (especially the liberal ones) rarely use the term “Islamic terrorists” anymore. Instead, they tend to use the term “religious extremists”, and that has a much, much broader connotation. In fact, if you are a Bible-believing Christian,...
  • A Mosque as Extremist Megaphone

    02/02/2016 4:44:31 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET | Steven Stalinsky
    A Mosque as Extremist MegaphoneEven in leading Islamic institutions like Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, praising Islamist radicalism is common.President Obama on Wednesday will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. According to the White House, during this visit he will "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." Over the past two years, in the president's efforts to counter violent extremism, he has emphasized the responsibility of Muslim "scholars and clerics" to help ensure that mosques are not used as a platform...
  • Minnesota groups seek money to keep youths from extremism

    01/30/2016 11:26:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 12:56 PM EST | Amy Forliti
    A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting. Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota's efforts to stamp out violent extremism. The program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration. Minneapolis' program, called Building Community...
  • White House Launches ‘Task Force’ To Combat ‘Violent Extremism’

    01/08/2016 9:44:08 PM PST · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 8, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Omits Reference To Muslim Terrorism The White House announced Friday afternoon that it is launching an inter-agency task force to counter the sharp growth in violent extremism in America, according to an announcement. As senior members of the Obama administration's national security team meet with technology leaders in Silicon Valley, the White House's National Security Council announced that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security would team up to launch a Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, according to the announcement. The White House background document accompanying the announcement does contain any specific reference to the types of "violent extremism" the...
  • CAIR Offices Evacuated After Receiving 'Suspicious Substance' By Mail

    12/10/2015 12:08:15 PM PST · by Mozilla · 35 replies
    Dcist ^ | DEC 10, 2015 | BY RACHEL KURZIUS
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations building in D.C. is currently under evacuation, after the office received an envelope filled with a suspicious substance. "We're all outside the building," says Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR's National Communications Director. The only exception: the several staffers who remain quarantined inside the building on New Jersey Avenue SE. D.C. Fire has responded to the scene with hazmat gear. "We receive threats on almost a daily basis, so it's nothing new for us," says Hooper. "But a suspicious substance—that's new. We don't normally publicize threats to ourselves but when you have to evacuate, it's a little different."
  • Dispelling the ‘Only a Few Extremists’ Myth -- the Muslim World Is Overcome with Hate

    12/08/2015 6:57:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2015 | David French
    It is simply false to declare that jihadists represent the "tiny few extremists" who sully the reputation of an otherwise peace-loving and tolerant Muslim faith. In reality, the truth is far more troubling -- that jihadists represent the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a faith that is given over to hate on a massive scale, with hundreds of millions of believers holding views that Americans would rightly find revolting. Not all Muslims are hateful, of course, but so many are that it's not remotely surprising that the world is wracked by wave after wave of jihadist violence. To understand...
  • Our children's future depends on us defeating Islamic extremism

    11/25/2015 6:38:22 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 6 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    The horrific scenes of ISIS attacking Paris brought us all to realize that the clear and present danger of the 21st century is none other than Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. Unfortunately, it reminded Americans of 9/11, Londoners of 7/7 and Madrid residents of the horrific 2004 metro bombings. It also acted as a wakeup call for people across the globe about how vulnerable our way of life is at the hands of fanatics that can easily cause havoc even in the leading capital of Europe. All these attacks were the works of one single enemy: Islamic fundamentalism and extremism. And...
  • TED CRUZ: The Left Labels Him With This Title – But Have No CLUE What It Means

    11/07/2015 2:50:59 PM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 7, 2015 | Shawn Meyer
    I expect to hear it from socialist college professors and Che Guevara t-shirt wearing coffee house loiterers. But to hear it from conservatives with actual jobs is a painful reminder of the ease with which the media have convinced Americans to shut off their minds and allow pundits to do the thinking for them. “I’m worried that Ted Cruz is too extreme.”During the night, someone did a job on the word “extreme.” It ain’t what it used to be. We learned this week that the official position of Obama’s Department of Education is that men should be able to infiltrate...
  • F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism

    02/20/2015 1:48:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 19, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks — the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey — to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials. But Mr. Comey’s Russian counterpart — Aleksandr V. Bortnikov, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, the post-Soviet K.G.B. — was at the meeting, even though international human rights groups have repeatedly accused the Russian security service of unjustly detaining...
  • How To Really Defend Planned Parenthood

    08/05/2015 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2015 | Katha Pollitt
    WHY does the pro-choice movement so often find itself in a defensive crouch? I cringed as I watched Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, apologize in a YouTube video last month for the lack of “compassion” in two doctors’ language at supposed business lunches arranged and secretly recorded by the anti-abortion Center for Medical Progress. Not because she wasn’t eloquent, but because of what her words said about the impossibly narrow path abortion providers now are forced to walk. After all, have you ever heard an apology from a crisis pregnancy center for masquerading as an abortion clinic? What about the...
  • Jeh Johnson: It's "Critical" We Don't Call ISIS "Islamic Extremism"

    08/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Pam Key
    Last week at the The Aspen Security Forum 2015 held by The Aspen Institute, Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said it is “critical” we do not refer to ISIS as “Islamic extremism.”
  • Israeli police make arrests in 'Loaves and Fishes' church arson

    07/13/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015 | Oren Liebermann
    Israeli police made several arrests Sunday in connection with last month's arson at the historic Church of Multiplication, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said there was no immediate confirmation of the number of people arrested, but the investigation was led by the Israeli police unit that deals with crimes committed by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Christians believe the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee, is where Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 of his followers.
  • Obama: Violent Extremism Not Restricted To One Group,US Has "All Kinds" Of Terrorism

    07/06/2015 3:26:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday at the Pentagon, after meeting on the military efforts against ISIS with his national security team, President Barack Obama urged caution to the America people and said that not only Muslims commit acts of terror, saying, “Here in the United States, we’ve all kinds of home grown terrorism.”
  • (Major)Stephen Coughlin (Purged for unwillingness to drop Islamic terms)

    06/03/2015 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 3 2015 | Javelin DC
    Brian: Stephen Coughlin is a former army intel officer and author of the book called “Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad”. Brian: So Stephen did you feel that nailed who our enemy was and gradually were told to pull back? Stephen: Yes that’s exactly what happened. I was brought into the Pentagon as an intelligence officer. The goal of intelligence is to define the enemy as he defines himself. It’s not my fault he defines himself as jihadi to oppose Islamic Law. They asked me to purge that from my research and I refused so they purged...
  • Britain to announce new laws on Islamic extremism (to combat "poisonous Islamist ideology" )

    05/12/2015 6:48:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/12/15 | AFP
    London (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron was to announce new laws to combat "poisonous Islamist ideology" Wednesday in his first major policy announcement since winning last week's general election. His centre-right Conservative government is to include a new law to "defeat extremism" in its legislative programme which will be announced to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on May 27. Britain's strategy on Islamist extremism has been in the spotlight for months since Islamic State (IS) executioner "Jihadi John" was identified as Mohammed Emwazi from London and a string of young people left Britain to fight for the IS...
  • Concerns Of Muslim Immigration Surge Into Western World Come Into Focus

    05/08/2015 8:11:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 7 May 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The Muslim immigration warnings offered by Dutch politician Geert Wilders—who was in the facility in Garland, Texas, that was attacked by terrorists last weekend—seem to be coming true. Wilders, who has asked his own parliament to hold an exhibition on the Muhammed cartoons from the Garland, Texas event, has warned frequently that high levels of Muslim immigration without assimilation to the Western world—Europe and the United States of America—are dangerous to the culture and values of the West. Wilders, a featured speaker at the Garland event, has been on a terror hit list since 2010 for proposing to place a...
  • Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Pro-Life Activists Outside Austin Planned Parenthood

    03/24/2015 9:06:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/24/2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department arrested a woman last night after a “Molotov cocktail” was thrown at pro-life activists praying outside of an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility. A Molotov cocktail is a type of homemade incendiary device usually incorporating gasoline, a breakable glass bottle, and a wick that is lit before the device is thrown.According to a report by LifeNews.com, volunteers with the Central Texas Coalition for Life were praying outside the abortion facility when the woman drove up and threw the Molotov cocktail at them. Fortunately, one of the volunteers quickly stomped out the flames and no one...
  • Attack on prayer vigil - Austin TX

    03/24/2015 6:05:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Central Texas Coalition for Life | March 24, 2015 | via Abby Johnson
    RELEASE 3/24/2014: Last night at an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility, a woman threw a Molotov cocktail (a type of homemade bomb) at group of Central Texas Coalition for Life prayer volunteers. One of the volunteers was able to quickly stomp out the flame and save the group from any danger. The group was able to record the woman's license plate number and turn that information over to the police. Police DID arrest the woman who threw the bomb directly at the prayer volunteers. Central Texas Coalition for Life Executive Director, Heather Gardner responded last night. "We are so thankful...
  • UN Identifies ‘Extremism and Conservatism’--Not Islam--As Impediments to Gender Equality

    03/13/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Twenty years after a landmark U.N. conference on promoting gender equality, the head of the agency known as U.N. Women said Monday that a growing “conservative and extremist resistance” to equality between the sexes needs to be understood and confronted. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called the problem “one of the new dangers” in the way of efforts to pursue the goal of global gender equality. Neither she, nor a major report prepared for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting she was addressing in New York, identified radical Islamic ideology as a leading factor, although surveys have found...
  • Keystone XL Veto Demonstrates Obama’s Extremism – And Hypocrisy

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/25/15 | Edward Morrissey - The Fiscal Times
    To no one’s surprise, President Barack Obama issued a veto this week. Until now, Obama has had very little need of this authority; this is only the third of his entire presidency. For the first six years of his time in the White House, Democrats controlled the Senate, and Harry Reid made sure that Republican initiatives never reached his desk by blocking them from floor votes, .. That changed last November, when Democrats suffered their second consecutive midterm blowout and lost control of the Senate. Reid lost the ability to control the floor, and with that most of his ability...
  • Why Obama Won't Call the Jihadis Islamic - Robert Spencer in FrontPage

    02/25/2015 6:00:15 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 29 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Barack Obama aroused controversy over his affinity with Islam yet again in February 2015, when a photo surfaced from the U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in August 2014, showing Obama passing by a group of African delegates with his right index finger raised in a gesture strongly reminiscent of the Islamic State’s now notorious one-finger salute. For the Islamic State and other Muslims, this gesture signifies allegiance to Islam’s absolute monotheism. Whatever Obama may have meant by it, the revelation that he had made the gesture — coming so soon after his renewed refusal at his “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to identify...
  • How to Empower Violent Extremism

    02/24/2015 4:29:25 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Every time Obama “contextualizes,” Putin and ISIS grow bolder. Not too long ago, most Russians were reportedly unhappy with Vladimir Putin. His crackdown on freedom and his kleptocratic economy were hardly popular. Most likely, given their druthers, Russians were not all that interested in Putin’s risky and costly dream of gobbling up former Soviet Republics to create some grander version of Russia’s mess. But now? As the ruble crashes, as Russia’s oil income dives, and as sanctions start biting the man in the street, Putin, in counterintuitive fashion, is apparently more popular than ever. Why? Because he has become an...
  • Obama Admin: ISIS Are Not Terrorists But 72 Types Of Americans Are, Did You Make The List?

    02/23/2015 8:11:14 AM PST · by LUV W · 201 replies
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | February 22, 2015 | Don King
    Hat/Tip to Blaze at Americas Freedom Fighters. Evidently the Bill of Rights is now optional. Optional in the sense that, as long as you are saying nice things about our current President and his administration, then you get to enjoy your various rights under the Bill of Rights. However, if you are saying things that King President Obama and his thugs administration don’t like, well then you just made the list! What list, you ask yourself? Why the list of 72 types of Americans who are considered a threat and are labeled as ‘Domestic Terrorists,’ that’s what list.
  • Homeland Secretary Johnson suggests term 'violent extremism' used at behest of Muslim leaders

    02/22/2015 3:38:21 PM PST · by workerbee · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/22/15
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community. “The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion,” Johnson told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the terror group also known as Islamic State, or ISIS. Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.” Obama is facing...
  • White House summit won't focus solely on IS group

    02/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Darlene Superville - AP
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (AP) — A White House summit this week on countering violent extremism will not focus exclusively on threats from the Islamic State group, senior administration officials said Monday. While the militant group, which has killed several Americans and others it had been holding hostage, poses a near-term threat to the United States, one of three officials previewing the summit for reporters on Monday said violent extremists "come in all shapes and sizes." The three-day conference will highlight both domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others, particularly disaffected young...
  • Obama White House Partners with ISIS-Linked Group

    02/16/2015 4:19:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    A Boston-based hub of terrorism associated with a top Islamic State propagandist and producer of hostage-beheading videos will receive the red carpet treatment at an anti-terrorism conference at the Obama White House this Wednesday.
  • Memo to Jimmy Carter: Islam was militant on your watch, too

    01/16/2015 9:04:15 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 12 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/16/2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    In recent interviews former President Jimmy Carter has once again taken to blaming Israel for all that is wrong in the Middle East. Carter, to his mind, has always viewed the Jewish state as ultimately being responsible not simply for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but for the “unrest” that is historically endemic to the region. Islamic extremism, he has intimated, exists because Israel does. In no less a non-serious venue as Comedy Central, Carter told host Jon Stewart that “the Palestinian problem” is part of the reason why terrorist attacks like that which took place last week in Paris. “Well, one...
  • Obama Declares War On ‘Extremism’ – Are You An ‘Extremist’ According To His Definition?

    01/13/2015 11:59:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/13/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use? As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack...
  • More Americans Say Muslim Extremists Are True Muslims Than Christian Extremists Are True Christians

    01/09/2015 11:08:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    More Americans say that self-described-Muslims who commit violence in the name of their religion are real Muslims than say that self-described-Christians who commit violence are real Christians. Eighty-three percent said violent people who claim to be Christian are not true Christians while only 48 percent said violent people who claim to be Muslim are not true Muslims. Religious Violence A Public Religion Research Institute survey asked 2,450 Americans two questions: "When people claim to be Christian and commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity, do you believe they really are Christian, or not?" "When people claim to be...
  • German police see rise in far-right extremism: report

    12/14/2014 11:02:11 AM PST · by qaz123 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14DEC14 | AFP
    Berlin (AFP) - German police have noted a significant rise in far-right extremism and attacks targeting foreigners, a news report said Sunday, amid national debate about a new Islamophobic movement. The trend is seen as a backlash against a sharp increase in refugees arriving in Germany, Europe's biggest economy and top destination for asylum-seekers and other migrants
  • Why Doesn’t Mark Udall Have To Answer For His Extremism?

    10/09/2014 12:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/09/2014 | David Harsanyi
    During this week’s Colorado senatorial debate, Mark Udall was asked a simple question by the Denver Post’s Chuck Plunkett: With all our technological advances and society’s greater understanding of fetal development do you still support late-term abortions on demand? Udall replied: “To demand that that woman carry that child to term would be a form of government intervention that none of us want to see happen. We ought to respect the women of Colorado and their point of view.” Let me translate this bit of craven polispeak: ‘I support the right to an abortion in all trimesters of pregnancy for...
  • Man to live on melting iceberg for one year to urge climate change action (Video)

    08/23/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 42 replies
    treehugger.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Kimberley Mok
    Crazy publicity stunt or stroke of daring genius? We're not sure, but it got our attention. The man pictured above is Alex Bellini, a professional adventurer and motivational speaker who plans to live alone on a melting iceberg off the coast of Greenland for one year, to emphasize the urgent need for climate change action.
  • Obama:Extremist Ideology That's Taken Over GOP Balkanization of Media Has Blocked My Agenda

    08/10/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbar - Big Government ^ | 8-10-2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (snip) “What you’ve seen with our politics, partly because of gerrymandering, partly because of the Balkanization of media so people just watch what reinforces their deepest biases, partly because of big money in politics, is increasingly politicians are rewarded for taking the most extreme, maximalist positions,” Obama told the liberal Times columnist. “Sooner or later, that catches up with you. You end up not being able to move forward on things we need to move forward on. We need to reform our immigration system. That would be good not just for our domestic economy but for our position in the...
  • Germany Faces a Growing Threat From Violent Extremists

    06/18/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    DW ^ | June 18, 2014 | Staff
    The German domestic intelligence agency has warned of a sharp rise in violence from right- and left-wing groups. A report also found growing numbers of Islamist extremists returning from terror training camps in Syria. Salafist Demonstration in Germany in 2012 Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere warned of an increase in violence linked to political and religious extremists in Germany. Presenting the annual domestic intelligence agency report on Wednesday in Berlin, de Maiziere said that though the numbers of right- and left-wing extremists in Germany had not grown, there was a notable increase in the brutality of actions by such groups....
  • The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over ‘Right-Wing Terrorism’

    06/12/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 12,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly “right-wing.” CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers “appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists.” Bergen went on to emphasize that “countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to...
  • Gov. Cuomo’s press shop issues huffy press release about his offensive comments

    01/21/2014 8:47:50 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 29 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 1/21/14 | David Freddoso
    ...Mind you, I’m sure he didn’t literally mean to banish anyone — he just likes rhetoric that excludes people who are unlike himself. It’s "blue meat" for his base...
  • IRS Excuses Self for Fraudulent Payments

    11/09/2013 6:54:12 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    Reports that the Internal Revenue Service pays billions of dollars a year to those who don't deserve them were dismissed by IRS officials as “unimportant” and “a distraction from more important concerns.” An Inspector General's report issued this week revealed that the IRS paid over $4 billion to identity thieves. Examples of the fraudulent payments include 655 tax refunds sent to a single address in Lithuania and 343 to a single address in Shanghai, China. The massive number of refunds sent to single addresses might be expected to set off “red flags” at the Agency. Commissioner, Daniel Werfel said “they...
  • Pentagon Training Troops to Combat Extremists

    08/31/2013 12:50:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    Prepping US Armed Forces to cope with extremists doesn't sound bad until you discover that an example of the type of extremists our troops may have to suppress are people who oppose taxes or tyranny. According to the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute training guide, America's Founding Fathers were “extremists who unjustly opposed legitimate ruling authorities.” The training guide says that “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples. The...
  • Defense Department guide calls Founding Fathers ‘extremist’

    08/24/2013 10:44:15 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Saturday August 24, 2013
    A Department of Defense teaching guide meant to fight extremism advises students that rather than “dressing in sheets” modern-day radicals “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place,” and describes 18th-century American patriots seeking freedom from the British as belonging to “extremist ideologies.” The guide comes from documents obtained by Judicial Watch and is authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a DoD-funded diversity training center. Under a section titled “extremist ideologies,” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought...
  • Muslim group invites FBI, local law enforcement to forum on extremism

    06/29/2013 7:52:38 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 6/29/13 | Brenda Gazzar
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council has invited members of the FBI and local law enforcement to attend a special panel discussion of religious leaders and mental health experts on how to handle the prevalence of shooting sprees, terror attacks and urban violence. Rev. Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the nation; Dr. Maher Hathout, a senior adviser of MPAC; and Dr. Eric Walsh, Pasadena's director of public health, are among those slated to speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at Pasadena's All Saints Church. "We're just trying to figure out better ways of reaching out to...
  • Kerry Pushes Linkage: Failure of Israel to Make Peace Fuels Extremism Around the World

    06/04/2013 7:00:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/4/13 | Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry claimed Monday that Israel’s failure to foster peace with the Palestinians fuels extremism and terrorism across the world in his address before the American Jewish Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington, D.C. World leaders “literally” discuss the issue in every meeting Kerry has, he told a largely Jewish audience. “Everywhere I go – literally – China, Japan, foreign ministers, presidents raise this issue,” Kerry said. “Young people ask me about this conflict and what they can do to help end it.” “In the last couple of weeks I had visits here from the foreign minister
  • Violent Extremism in Europe at Highest Level Since WWII

    01/28/2013 9:05:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 1/28/13 | staff
    Violent extremism is at its highest level in Europe since World War II and is becoming the continent's top security threat, the European Union's executive body said Monday. In a speech on the eve of talks on how to detect and prevent extremism, the EU's commissioner for home affairs Cecilia Malmstroem urged the EU "to stand up ... and protect our values that are now being challenged in many countries in Europe," AFP reported. "We see a growth of extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, hatred and nationalism," she said. "Not since World War II have extreme and populist forces had so much...
  • Mali: silencing the music

    01/19/2013 4:27:21 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | January 19, 2013 | Lauren O’Hara
    WE ALL have a favourite album. Mine is Talking Timbuktu, the collaboration between the great Malian musician Ali Farka Tourι and Ry Cooder. Arguably it’s some of the best guitar playing you’ll ever hear. Ali died in 2006 but his son Vieux carries the sound onward, that curious mix of African soul and heart with a blues base. So it was with utter horror that I heard Lucy Duran, who hosts the BBC programme World Routes and teaches the anthropology of world music at SOAS, say in an emotional comment this week that one of the terrible side effects of...
  • Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism [lol! Will he reject it?]

    09/26/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 25, 2012 | BEN FELLER and NANCY BENAC
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders Tuesday to stand fast against violence and extremism, arguing that protecting religious rights and free speech must be a universal responsibility and not just an American obligation. "The impulse towards intolerance and violence may initially be focused on the West, but over time it cannot be contained," Obama warned the U.N. General Assembly in an urgent call to action underscored by the high stakes for all nations.
  • Obama's UN General Assembly speech condemns extremism

    09/25/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/25/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has urged global leaders to rally against extremism in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York. Mr Obama said it was the obligation of all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism, as he framed his speech with references to the US ambassador murdered in Libya. Unrest across the Middle East is set to dominate discussion at the summit. Mr Obama also again stressed the US would not allow Iran nuclear weapons. He said the US would "do what we must" to stop Tehran acquiring nuclear arms. Six weeks before the...