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  • Carly Fiorina: My college degree in medieval history will help me fight ISIS

    10/06/2015 11:43:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina may not be a liberal, but she certainly appears to be a fan of the liberal arts. The 2016 contender said Monday that her college degree in medieval history made her uniquely qualified to combat ISIS and other terrorist groups. “My degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy,” Fiorina said at a town hall in Windham, N.H., “because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.”
  • No, Carly Fiorina, a degree in medieval history doesn't qualify you to fight Isis

    10/06/2015 11:39:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Guadian ^ | 10/6/15 | David M Perry
    Carly Fiorina received a BA from Stanford in medieval history and philosophy almost 40 years ago, but she’s always ready to revisit her undergraduate glory days. Last Sunday, the Republican presidential candidate tried to burnish her national security credentials by claiming that her bachelor’s degree prepared her to fight Isis. She said: “Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy, because what Isis wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally”. I’d like to state unequivocally that my years of training to become a professor of medieval history in no way make...
  • Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain

    02/22/2014 6:49:52 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 21, 2014 | Soeren Kern
    Muslims Demand "Right of Return" to Spain Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages. The growing clamor for "historical justice" comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances. But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Egyptian Muslim Protesters Demand End to Spanish Occupation of Spain

    01/11/2013 8:19:17 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated on Wednesday Jan. 2 in Safenex Square in Cairo to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the fall of Granada. The demonstration was called by The Free Movement (Harakat Ahrar). The protesters organized a human chain around the square and held signs that said: “Obligatory return”,”We have not forgotten Al Andalus” and “Of course we will return” … And they really mean it. Demonstrator: As we speak, in Islamic Andalusia, in Spain, they are marching to celebrate the fall of the Islamic state of Andalusia, or Spain. While they are celebrating, we here are upset, because the...
  • Obama’s First Ford ‘Rattled and Shook up'

    03/23/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 2+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 23, 2012
    President Obama kicked his PR campaign on gas prices into a higher gear Wednesday, giving what is believed to be the first ever presidential interview to AAA. “I understand what folks are going through because it wasn’t that long ago that I was having to fill up my gas tank and drive to work, shuttle the kids back and forth to school or events, and it takes a big bite out of folks paychecks,” Obama told the motorist group, which has 53 million members. The interview, which appears online and in AAA publications today, is the latest indication that...
  • Michelle Obama made dusk visit to Great Mosque of Granada during Spanish trip [Built 2003]

    08/24/2010 12:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    While President Barack Obama was “forcefully” endorsing the Ground Zero Mosque, Michelle Obama was paying homage with her presence to the Great Mosque at Granada, which overlooks what was once Islam’s most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada. There is no doubt about the influence of the Great Mosque of Granada overlooking Alhambra. One Spanish guidebook states that the Alhambra is to Granada what St.Peter’s is to Rome or St. Mark’s Square to Venice. Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, visited the Alhambra Mosque at dusk on the second day of her visit to Spain, one...
  • Travel and Broad Minds

    06/15/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 124+ views
    Vale Adurni ^ | 6/11/10 | Fr. Sean
    Travel broadens the mind—or a part of one's anatomy—it has been said. And as the poem by Joyce Grenfell puts it, I also enjoy travelling in my head, which is to say, by reading travel literature. The wonderful books by Patrick Leigh Fermor, for instance. More recently, I have been reading something quite different in that category. This is The Travels of Ibn Jubayr, in the translation by Roland Broadhurst. Abu 'Husayn Muhammed ibn Ahmad Ibn Jubayr was secretary to the Moorish Governor of Granada in the year 1182. His employer forced him to drink, against his Moslem conscience, seven...
  • Spanish soldier arrested over 'jihad' videos

    02/20/2009 12:45:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 776+ views ^ | updated 7:23 a.m. EST, Tue February 17, 2009 | By Al Goodman
    Note: Photos included. MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spanish police Tuesday arrested a Spanish soldier and his Russian girlfriend for allegedly posting videos on the Internet promoting Islamic extremist views and calling for attacks in Spain, a Ministry of Interior statement said.
  • Where have all the liberals gone?

    08/26/2005 2:05:16 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 871+ views ^ | Friday, August 26, 2005
    A Hopkinton resident last week wrote a letter to the Hopkinton Crier, advocating the benefits of the town adopting a recall provision for elected officials. It seems there are a couple of selectmen he would like to make disappear. In his letter, he refers to a column that ran earlier this month in the Crier, headlined: "Why can't we all just get along." In it, the writer pointed out that two Hopkinton town officials are spending a lot of time and town money fighting over what to do with the town-owned Fruit Street property and other issues. If they instead...
  • Jordanian Professor Ghazi Rabab'a: Muslims Will Return to Cordoba and Granada (Spain)

    06/15/2005 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Random Nonsense · 21 replies · 1,808+ views
    MEMRI - Clip 710 ^ | 5/22/2005 | MEMRI
    5/22/2005 Clip No. 710 Jordanian Professor Ghazi Rabab'a: Muslims Will Return to Cordoba and Granada The following are excerpts from an interview with Jordanian Political Science Professor Ghazi Rabab'a, which aired on Al-Majd TV on May 22, 2005 Rbab'a:I want to finish with what the Prophet Muhammad said: "Judgment Day will not occur until you fight the Jews, when you are on the east of the river and they are on its west, until the tree and rock say: 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him, except for the Gharqad tree,...

    10/25/2004 2:54:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 428+ views
    Making a Dent in Liberal Disinformation: Kerry's National Security ''Plan'' Written by Lester Dent Monday, October 25, 2004 One might have come away from the second presidential debate with the impression that John Kerry has plans. He said so over 30 times. This is not to be confused with Dr. King’s ''I have a dream.'' Nor should it be compared to Dr. Dean’s ''I have a scream.'' John Kerry’s theme is: ''I have a plan.'' Let’s look at one ''plan,'' on National Security. The ''plan'' includes: · ''Launch and lead a new era of alliances''--What did Bush do when he...
  • Rep. Barbara Lee, (D)Berkeley, Just Another Kerry Supporter

    10/09/2004 8:15:00 PM PDT · by huac · 2 replies · 375+ views
    "I'm proud that John Kerry is with us," she continued. "He's going to continue to fight for human rights and civil rights for all." -Rep. Barbara Lee, CSSSM /// "...Democrat member of the House Armed Services Committee, Dellums went to Grenada to conduct his own fact-finding tour...Dellums acted as an agent of the Communist enemy in abetting his hostile designs against the United States. His emissary in this act of betrayal was Barbara Lee." -David Horowitz,FPM
  • Back Again, After 500 Years A new mosque opens in Spain.(July 2003)

    03/24/2004 8:22:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 5 replies · 211+ views
    opinion journal ^ | Friday, July 18, 2003 12:01 a.m. EDT | MELIK KAYLAN
    <p>Back Again, After 500 Years A new mosque opens in Spain. Good news? Not necessarily.</p> <p>For the first time in six centuries the muezzin's cry echoed over Spanish Granada with the inauguration in that city of a new mosque last week. The call to prayer hadn't been heard in the old capital of Moorish civilization since the last Muslim king was expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.</p>
  • Granada rediscovers its Muslim roots

    12/06/2003 6:18:28 AM PST · by sarcasm · 12 replies · 145+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 6, 2003 | Giles Tremlett
    Five hundred years after being hounded out by the Catholic monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand, Spain's Muslims have built a mosque overlooking what was once Islam's most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada. The call to prayer of the muezzin can now be heard in the narrow streets and alleyways of Albaicin, the city's old Moorish district, as a new generation of Spanish converts which is growing both in numbers and in confidence gives the city back a small part of its ancient Islamic heart. "When we stand in the garden and look out at the Alhambra, we...
  • Leadership & Resolve Grenada, 20 years later.

    10/25/2003 9:34:34 PM PDT · by Semper Paratus · 12 replies · 165+ views
    NRO Online ^ | October 25, 2003 | Lawrence W. Reed
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend Print Version October 24, 2003, 9:50 a.m. Leadership & Resolve Grenada, 20 years later. By Lawrence W. Reed “Invade Grenada" implored an editorial headline in the Detroit News on October 24, 1983. To many who had previously read nothing about developments in the tiny, obscure, southern Caribbean island, dispatching American troops there must have seemed out-of-the-blue, if not reckless. But two days later, that's exactly what President Ronald Reagan did. It was the opening shot of the Reagan Doctrine, a policy that contributed mightily to the demise of the Soviet empire. We...
  • Where the Moors Held Sway, Allah Is Praised Again

    10/21/2003 2:46:27 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 9 replies · 244+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2003 | CRAIG S. SMITH
    RANADA, Spain — Muslims are back in this ancient Moorish stronghold, the last bastion of Islam in Spain before the 15th-century emir Boabdil kissed King Ferdinand's hand and relinquished the city with a legendary sigh.But the row of men kneeling in prayer at the city's new mosque, the first built here in more than 500 years, are not modern-day Moors; they are well-educated European converts."We've come to offer society the only alternative that exists to lead it out of chaos," declared one of the community's founders, Hajj Abdulhasib Castiñeira, a tall, bearded Spaniard in a glen plaid jacket and suede...
  • Was the Islam of Old Spain Truly Tolerant? (The Religion of Peace™ and its idea of inclusiveness)

    09/27/2003 1:05:33 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 125 replies · 1,678+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Septermber 27, 2003 | Edward Rothstein
    Granada, Spain – A dispenser of iced lemonade sits invitingly by the door of the newly whitewashed building — hospitality for summer visitors coming to the first mosque built in Granada in over 500 years. But looming over the freshly planted garden, seeming to quiver in the furnacelike heat, is another image: the Alhambra, a 14th-century Muslim fortress of red-tinted stone that is everything this mosque is not: ancient, battle-scarred, monumental. It seems at once a reminder of lost glories and a spur for their restoration. It may also inspire darker sentiments. For it was from the Alhambra's watchtower that...
  • First Mosque Opens in Spain in 500+ Years

    07/10/2003 10:03:57 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 72 replies · 661+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday July 10, 2003 | DANIEL WOOLLS
    Spain Opens First Mosque in 500 Years Thursday July 10, 2003 2:39 PM By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer GRANADA, Spain (AP) - An imam recited verses from the Quran on Thursday as the former seat of Moorish rule in Spain unveiled its first mosque in more than 500 years. Dignitaries from Arab and Muslim countries worldwide attended the opening of the Great Mosque of Granada for prayer, crowning a fitful and emotionally charged project that began in 1981. The hilltop mosque commands a sweeping vista of one of history's prime pieces of real estate: the Alhambra, the reddish 14th-century...