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  • Saudi Arabia willing to send ground troops to Syria

    02/05/2016 2:02:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 05 Feb 2016
    Saudi Arabia is prepared to deploy ground troops to Syria to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) if US-led coalition leaders agree to the offer. Saudi's air force has targeted ISIL with air strikes since the campaign began in Syria in September 2014, but the Gulf kingdom is now ready to provide ground forces to defeat the armed group, a military spokesman said on Thursday.
  • They may be calling, 'Ted, party of '16'

    01/10/2016 8:15:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 10, 2016 | James Poulos
    Among the country's better pundits, it's an annual tradition to break out the figurative cat-'o'-nine-tails and indulge in a little ceremonial self-flagellation. For readers, there's sometimes little more satisfying than watching prognosticators and opinion-mongers publicly confess their sins of analysis. So this year, some of the braver ones have copped to underestimating Donald Trump - not just as a media magnet, but as a bona fide political force in the race for the Republican nomination. You won't be getting that from me. And Ted Cruz is the reason why. We'll get to why in a moment. First, as a separate...
  • Obama sends 'less than 50' troops to Syria

    10/30/2015 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 30, 2015 | Nicole Duran, Charles Hoskinson
    President Obama has authorized sending "less than 50" special operations forces to work in Syria with "local opposition" forces to "train, advise and assist" them in their fight against the Islamic State, a White House spokesman confirmed on Friday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the troops would not serve in combat roles, but admitted that they could find themselves in harm's way, like Army Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, who perished during a special operations forces raid in Iraq last week. "They do not have a combat mission; they have a training, advise and assist role," Earnest said. "They will...
  • Pictures Show 'Russian Soldiers' Fighting in Syria

    09/05/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Picture New images have come to light which appear to confirm previous reports of Russian "boots on the ground" in Syria, aiding Bashar al-Assad's overstretched forces defend regime strongholds from advancing rebel armies. The pictures appear to be taken in a variety of locations in western Syria, including Homs and the key port city of Tartus. They show Russian fighters posing with weapons in front of Russian and Syria flags, and portraits of the countries' respective leaders Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. Pictures
  • Donald Trump Unloads on Immigration Critics: ‘The United States Has Become a Dumping Ground’

    07/07/2015 6:20:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 137 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 6 July 2015
    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals. The businessman, under fire from critics in and out of his party, issued a lengthy statement refusing to back off comments he made in the speech launching his presidential bid last month. In it, he called Mexican immigrant criminals and rapists, prompting several businesses, including NBC, Univision and Macy’s, to cut ties with Trump. In his new statement, Trump said “the Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States” and claimed that in many cases, they...
  • $4.20 Per Pound: Price of Ground Beef Climbs to Another Record

    12/17/2014 10:49:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 17, 2014 | Ali Meyer
    The average price of a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high -- $4.201 per pound -- in the United States in November, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In August 2014, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, according to the BLS. In September, the average price jumped to $4.096 per pound, and in October, the average price climbed to $4.154 per pound. In November, the average price hit the highest price ever recorded -- $4.201 per pound.
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • White House Chief Of Staff Squirms When Asked If Any Nation Has Committed Ground Troops In Syria

    09/14/2014 10:14:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Al Weaver
    When asked by “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd if any nation has committed to putting boots on the ground in Syria to combat ISIS, White House Chief Of Staff Denis McDonough said “we’re not looking at that now.” Todd shot back, “Wait a minute, why not?” “We’re trying to put together the specifics of what we expect from each of the members” said the White House flack, referring to the “broad coalition” President Obama referenced in his speech Wednesday night. McDonough tried to walk back his initial quote though. ‘”If you know you need combat troops on the ground,...
  • IDF Chief of Staff Approves Ground Offensive Plans

    07/09/2014 3:03:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, has approved all of the plans for an IDF ground offensive into Gaza, IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz said Wednesday evening. He added that the pressure on Gaza will grow in the coming hours and the IAF attacks will become even more intense. According to statistics released by the IDF Wednesday, about 300 rockets have been fired at Israel since Operation Protective Edge began two days ago. Seventy-two rockets hit Israel in the course of Wednesday, by about 8:00 p.m. ..... One rocket scored a direct hit on a home in...
  • Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

    10/11/2013 6:24:02 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 11, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    PBS's Tavis Smiley made a comment Thursday that every African-American as well as liberal media member should sit up and take notice. Appearing on Fox News's Hannity, Smiley said, "The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Congress postpones 'Stand Your Ground' hearing after DC shooting

    09/17/2013 9:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/13 | RTAmerica
    The Senate Judiciary postponed their hearing on "Stand Your Ground" laws on Tuesday morning, after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard one day earlier. "Stand Your Ground" came into national prominence last year after George Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, where the law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Martin's mother was expected to testify, along with the parents of Jordan Davis, another unarmed, black teenager killed in Florida. RT's Meghan Lopez talks to Jordan's father Ron Davis and his lawyer, John Phillips, about the controversial legislation.
  • New position on Syria ground intervention!

    09/07/2013 6:30:23 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 8-7-13 | Self
    After reading an article at the Onion, which I am not allowed to post on FR, I felt the need to change my position on the action in Syria... It is currently the third article on their front page: a "Poll" showing Americans are strongly in favor of sending CONGRESS to Syria and putting them on the ground. Very funny!! However, I would amend the action to include the Executive branch, all the czars, and the alphabet agencies. If they want to fight so badly, let them. There are very few I would actually keep here to monitor the progress...
  • The Pentagon estimates it will take 75,000 “boots on the ground” in Syria to secure the chemical

    09/04/2013 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Networked Blogs ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Regardless of what Barack Obama is saying he, and not the world or humanity, drew a red line in the sand regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Now that either the Syrian government, or the al-Qaeda rebels we are about to support, used chemical weapons Barack Obama is seeking authorization from the Congress to conduct military operations in the war-torn country. The president is assuring the Congress, and the American people, that this will be a limited strike and will include no boots on the ground in Syria, however when John Kerry was pressed on this he hedged...
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • SYRIA: “No boots on the ground”…but 300 Marines on board USS San Antonio “just in case”

    09/03/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    Just in case WHAT? Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the Mutt & Jeff of American Defense policy. We are so screwed.
  • Governor signs bills in Palmer (Alaska now has Stand Your Ground Law)

    06/21/2013 9:23:37 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 6 replies
    The Frontiersman ^ | June 21,2013 | Staff
    PALMER — The Valley was picked as the location for the signing of several pieces of legislation Thursday. Gov. Sean Parnell, along with Sens. Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), Lesil McGuire (R-Anchorage) and Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su Valley), were among those present at a signing ceremony at the Matanuska Valley Sportsmen Shooting Range. Included in the signing ceremony: • House Bill 24, which adds Alaska to the list of states with so-called “stand-your-ground” laws; • House Bill 69, which says any federal laws that violate the Second Amendment are unenforceable in Alaska; • House Bill 83, which clarifies that a federal statute, regulation...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood Abortion Center Called "Holy and Sacred Ground"

    06/02/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 33 replies ^ | June 1, 2013 | Stephen Ertelt
    Houston, TX ( – The gigantic abortion facility planned Parenthood now runs in Houston is a seven story, 78,000 square foot center that will eventually do abortions later in pregnancy. But, one Planned Parenthood official recently offered up a blasphemous prayer using religious terms for it. As Jim Sedlak of STOPP International noticed in a news report, the pro-abortion official referred to the place built for the purpose of killing unborn children in abortion as “sacred and holy ground.” “Planned Parenthood is so much more than people think, and it is all of our job to tell everyone that it...
  • Say No To Skinny Saggin' Jeans (GREAT vid!)

    07/17/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/5/2012 | SLICHICKS
    "I am fed up with my son and these skinny jeans!!" (quote)
  • Obama plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops

    01/04/2012 5:24:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Rueters ^ | 1/4/12 | Laura MacInnis and David Alexander
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration will unveil a "more realistic" vision for the military on Thursday, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power at a time of fiscal restraint, officials familiar with the plans said on Wednesday. The strategic review of U.S. security interests will also emphasize an American presence in Asia, with less attention overall to Europe, Africa and Latin America alongside slower growth in the Pentagon's budget, the officials said. Though specific budget cut and troop reduction figures are not set to be announced on Thursday, officials...
  • Atheists sue to remove 9-11 Cross from Ground Zero

    09/05/2011 1:35:05 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 21 replies
    TFP ^ | 09-05-11 | TFP Student Action
    We must fight back. Urgent petition:  Keep the Cross at Ground Zero A group called American Atheists is suing to get the World Trade Center Cross removed from the 9-11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, a construction worker found the Cross-shaped beams in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Immediately, the steel Cross became a powerful sign of hope for those who lost family members on Sept. 11, and for every American who loves God. Now this beloved symbol is under attack from American Atheists. They are suing to get it...
  • Media Love Story: Ground Zero Mega-Mosqueteer Launches 9/11 Fund Drive, Morphing Mosque Renamed

    08/02/2011 10:03:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/2/11 | Pamela Geller
    Join us on September 11th at our 911 Freedom Rally at 2pm at Broadway and Park Place to oppose this 15-story middlefinger to America. Ground Zero ‘Mosque’ Launches 9/10 Fund Drive, Tweaks Name The Puff Ho On Friday night, Park51 launched a fundraiser aimed at raising $7 million over the next month and a half, according to WNYC. The deadline for the funds is Sept. 10, which Mr. El-Gamal called “a motivational deadline,” its proximity to the 10th anniversary merely a coincidence. Last November, when the project sought $5 million in 9/11 grants, it caused quite a stir, so any...
  • NY Judge Gives Ground Zero Mosquestrosity the Nod: Last Legal Challenge Removed, Protest Rally

    07/11/2011 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/11 | Pamela Geller
    Judge Rules Ex-Firefighter Cannot Sue Over Mosque NY Times A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former New York City firefighter who is trying to stop the construction of an Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan. The former firefighter, Timothy Brown, sought to overturn a decision by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to deny landmark status for a 150-year-old building on Park Place that would be demolished to make way for the center. [..] In a decision issued on Friday, Justice Paul G. Feinman of State Supreme Court in Manhattan wrote that Mr. Brown was “an...
  • Minnesota: Two Major Pro-Gun Bills Up for Committee Consideration This Week and Need Your Support!

    05/03/2011 9:40:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    NRA ^ | 5-2-11 | NRA-ILA
    Two important pro-gun bills need your immediate attention. As we reported last week, House File 1467 passed in the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee by a 10 to 7 vote. HB 1467, which is sponsored by state Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B), is now before the House Judiciary Committee and will be voted on during its hearing at 8:15 a.m. this Wednesday, May 4. The Senate companion bill sponsored by state Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), Senate File 1357 Senate File 1357, is expected to be considered by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee as early...
  • Ground Zero imam: 'True' Muslims implement Shariah

    01/30/2011 5:51:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/30/11 | aaron klein
    Tells faithful they must pay 'ultimate price' to see paradise "True" Muslims who enter the highest levels of Muslim paradise are those who pay the ultimate price of sacrifice for the goal of implementing Shariah Islamic law, declared the imam who has become the new face of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. In a recent mosque sermon obtained by WND, Imam Abdallah Adhami opens with an Islamic prayer declaring the supremacy of Allah over the universe.
  • In E-Mails, NYC Pushes for Mosque Near Ground Zero

    12/24/2010 2:11:27 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published December 24, 2010 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office worked behind the scenes to help the organizers of a mosque and community center near ground zero, intervening with city administrators to get a temporary prayer service permit and having an official ghostwrite a letter to community leaders.
  • Self-defense law gets man released from jail SHOOTING: Judge rules a man's actions were justified

    11/11/2010 5:05:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10 November, 2010 | Todd Ruger
    ARASOTA COUNTY - Gunfire erupted on a Newtown street in May, leaving Patrick Barbour dead on the road and Alphonse Gallo in jail facing a murder charge and the possibility of life behind bars. But a judge listened to the details of the killing and ruled that Gallo, 35, should not be prosecuted for murder because of Florida's stand-your-ground law, which allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves. Gallo was released from jail last month, the first Sarasota County murder defendant to win immunity under the 2005 law allowing people to use deadly force to defend themselves without...
  • Imam: NY Muslim Center Aims to Prevent Terror Attack

    09/27/2010 8:30:32 PM PDT · by Trod Upon · 25 replies ^ | 9/26/2010 | Newsmax
    Imam: NY Muslim Center Aims to Prevent Terror Attack Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 10:17 PM The imam behind the controversial plan to build a Muslim culture center near the site of New York's Sept. 11 attack said Sunday the project is meant to prevent a similar attack. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" program, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said he feels duty bound to help protect non-Muslim Americans from such violence.
  • Leading Saudi Critic of Ground Zero Mosque Fired from Newspaper, Television

    09/20/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/20/10 | Irfan Al-Alawi & Stephen Schwartz
    In mid-August, as the controversy over the Ground Zero mosque began to gain international attention, a leading Saudi journalist wrote two opinion articles opposing the project. Abdul Rahman Al-Rashid, then manager of the Saudi-owned, Dubai-based Al-Arabiyya satellite television network, first produced a column for the August 16 edition of the international Arab daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat [The Middle East], of which he is the former editor-in-chief. In that first column, Al-Rashid cautioned, “I cannot imagine that Muslims want a mosque on this particular site, because it will be turned into an arena for promoters of hatred,
  • Muslims: "Ground Zero Belongs to All Americans"

    09/20/2010 11:59:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 1+ views
    A coalition of Muslim groups called Monday for interfaith dialogue to combat religious intolerance and said they support the right to build a controversial Islamic center near ground zero. "We stand for the constitutional right of Muslims, and Americans of all faiths, to build houses of worship anywhere in our nation as allowed by local laws and regulations," the Muslim leaders said in a statement delivered at the site of the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan, to be called Park51. They called for a "week of dialogue" on the weekend of Oct. 22-24, during which Muslims would conduct open
  • Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf is a no-show in New Jersey court

    09/15/2010 10:25:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/15/10 | Tom Topousis
    While the Imam behind plans for a mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe and advocating for his Downtown project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire. The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing today when Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rent s could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers. Rauf skipped today’s
  • 9/11/2010 Ground Zero Mosque Protest Photos By Freedom Fighter

    09/14/2010 6:34:16 PM PDT · by rochester_veteran · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | 9/14/2010 | Freedom Fighter and rochester_veteran was well represented this past Saturday at the 9/11/2010 Ground Zero Mosque Protest by RC co-founder, Freedom Fighter, and here's a presentation of her photos that she took while there. She was right up front and reported: I do know there were more than 2000 at our rally. We were packed in like sardines. I couldn't even move my feet! The people went back for at least two blocks. It doesn't even matter what the media reported anyway. All you have to do is look at the photos. They're never going to report fairly. I waited three hours at...
  • On September 11th

    09/13/2010 8:05:07 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleConservative · 2 replies ^ | 9/12/2010 | BarbarafromHarlem
    Hi, All - Please check out Barbara from Harlem's latest on-line broadcast. She attended the rally on Saturday, September 11th, and she shares her thoughts on it and the controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near Ground Zero on her site. Please check it out today! Thank you.
  • The Circus Comes to Ground Zero (How Many Years Can We Flog 9/11?)

    09/12/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 9/11/10
    The Circus Comes to Ground Zero On his way to the ceremony commemorating the victims of the worst attack on American soil, volunteer firefighter Sean Noonan sensed something different on the streets surrounding Ground Zero. He’s come to the former site of the World Trade Center for the past nine years to hear the name of his friend, New York City fireman Paul A. Tegtmeier, read aloud among the rest of the 9/11 victims. Before the ceremony this year, someone in a McDonalds tried to hand him a pin in support of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque,” Noonan scoffed. Also...
  • Rebuilding at Ground Zero will take longer than construction of Panama Canal

    09/12/2010 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 1 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 12, 2010 | Steve McGough
    So how far along are we towards completing the Freedom Tower? Not far along as far as we can tell. Michelle Malkin asks the same question I’ve been wondering about for the last four or five years. Why is the Freedom Tower not done yet? Will it take longer than the construction of the Pyramid at Giza?
  • America Speaks! Historic 911 Rally Draws 40,000

    09/11/2010 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 34 replies
    Atlas Shrugged ^ | September 11, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Tens of thousands descended upon Ground Zero today to remember those we lost nine years ago, and to save the American principles of freedom that the sharia tramples. Crickets are chirping in taqiya media newsrooms nationwide (although they were all there). There has been no coverage. We organized a rally of remembrance that dwarfed the opposition. If the America haters had 4,000, we had ten times more. The media is playing the dueling rallies; it was no such thing. Free people came from all over the country and all over the world to stand in solidarity with the 911 families...
  • American Traitor Uses 9/11 Speech To Push Ground Zero Mosque!

    09/11/2010 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 48 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | September 11, 2010 | Gargantua
    I just watched our "president" give his 9/11 address, and I was amazed. I have seen this man twist and distort and outright lie for five years now. I am still stunned at what I just heard. As tone-deaf and arrogant as we have come to know this empty-suit to be, he just set a new low for even himself. The thrust of his entire 9/11 address was a very thinly-veiled scolding for those who oppose the Ground Zero Mosque. The man is a shameless pig who routinely defiles the office he feigns to hold. I am going to be...
  • Wednesday Night Fights: Laura Ingraham vs. Ground Zero Mosque Supporter

    08/26/2010 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/10 | Noel Sheppard
    As the summer of 2010 comes to a close, American tempers are dramatically rising over the Ground Zero mosque. A fine example of the heat this issue is generating occurred on Wednesday's "O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News. In the left corner was Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. On the right filling in for the usual host was Laura Ingraham. What ensued was an ideological battle that likely pleased folks on both sides of this contentious debate (video follows with transcript and commentary, h/t our friends at the Right Scoop):
  • Ground Zero imam pushes 'eradication' of Jewish state

    08/24/2010 3:01:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/24/10 | Aaron Klien
    Hear Islamic leader propose plan Israel says will bring about its disintegration JERUSALEM – The controversial imam behind a proposal to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero has advocated a plan that is widely regarded here as promoting the eradication of Israel as a Jewish state. In uncovered audio, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf pushes for a "one state" solution of Jews and Arabs sharing the same country. While the idea may sound moderate to those unfamiliar with Mideast politics, such a proposal, which has been touted by Palestinian leaders, is seen by Israel as pressing for its destruction...
  • Islamic Center Attracts Protesters on Both Sides

    08/22/2010 1:35:02 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2010 | Michael M. Grynbaum
    Two protests on Sunday morning, in the normally quiet blocks north of Ground Zero, claimed to be on the side of tolerance. One camp stood in favor of the mosque and Islamic center that has been proposed for the area; the other argued against. Around 500 of those opposed gathered in a cordoned-off area, heavily monitored by police. They sang patriotic songs and spoke of a hijacked Constitution, a renegade presidency and tolerance toward the sensitivities of New Yorkers whose relatives died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. A counterprotest, smaller but equally passionate, gathered steam two blocks away, where...
  • How do you think the Muslim call to prayer will go over BLARING OVER Ground Zero 5 times a day?

    08/18/2010 7:22:31 PM PDT · by pansgold · 56 replies
    XIII / XVIII / MMX | pansgold
    How do you think the Muslim call to prayer will go over when it’s BLARING OVER A PA SYSTEM at Ground Zero 5 times a day?
  • Church Zoning: Permission Denied

    08/17/2010 6:10:25 PM PDT · by Yet_Again · 2 replies
    Christianity Today | 4/28/1997 | John W. Kennedy
    Until about 40 years ago, churches in most U.S. cities had an inherent right to build anywhere without enduring a lengthy and often expensive public hearing process. But now, even though a congregation may be small and wanting to open in a blighted region, city officials no longer believe churches have intrinsic worth. Increasingly, congregations wanting to relocate to a new area or to expand existing facilities are met with resistance from both neighbors and city officials anxious about increased traffic, a decreased tax base, and parking and noise problems. Most church leaders want to be good neighbors, but some...
  • Arab TV Director: Ground Zero Mosque would be ‘Monument’ for Terrorists

    08/17/2010 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/17/10 | Alana Goodman
    The director of Al-Arabiya TV, a popular Arab-language news station, wrote that "Muslims never asked for" the proposed mosque at Ground Zero, and "do not care about its construction," in a column for London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat on Aug. 16. “I can't imagine that Muslims [actually] want a mosque at this particular location, because it will become an arena for the promoters of hatred, and a monument to those who committed the crime,” wrote Al-Arabiya director Abd Al-Rahman al-Rashid in the column, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
  • Cenk Suggests The 70% Of Americans Who Oppose Ground Zero Mosque Are 'Ignorant'

    08/16/2010 5:22:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Mark Finkelstein
    Subbing for Ed Schultz on MSNBC this evening, Cenk Ugyur suggested that the roughly 70% of Americans who oppose the Ground Zero mosque are "ignorant." Ugyur was debating the mosque matter with Republican strategist and former Newt staffer David Winston. Winston suggested that the people behind the mosque could, in light of the overwhelming oppposition of Americans to the plan, show sensitivity by agreeing to site it elsewhere. That provoked Cenk's snide insult, which, as you'll see, actually revealed his own lack of knowledge on the subject . . . Constitution Is Big Barrier
  • Obama backtracks over Ground Zero mosque after furious 9/11 families label him 'insensitive and

    08/16/2010 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/16/10 | staff
    Barack Obama has backtracked over his support for plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero. The U.S. President was hit by a furious backlash from victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks after he backed the highly controversial plans in a speech on Friday. (snip)Sally Regenhard, whose firefighter son was killed at the World Trade Center, condemned the President for a 'gross lack of sensitivity to the 9/11 families and to the people who were lost'.
  • President Obama and the Ground Zero mosque

    08/14/2010 11:50:04 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 4 replies ^ | 08/14/2010 | RWB
    Take yourself back to September 12th, 2001, if you can. Imagine, with the bodies still burning, the full death toll still unknown, the future of the war declared on us by Islamic jihadists unclear, that someone had told you: In nine years, a U.S. president named Barack Hussein Obama, at a White House dinner in honor of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, will insist that a mosque should be built overlooking the mass grave of the victims of this attack. Breathtakingly bizarre, it would have seemed, and offensively ridiculous too. Surely anyone must admit that. And yet that's where we...
  • Ground Zero mosque plans 'fuelling anti-Muslim protests across US'

    08/12/2010 5:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Guardian [UK] ^ | 8/12/10 | Chris McGreal
    The battle over plans to build a mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is fuelling a surge in anti-Muslim protests across the US, including opposition to new Islamic centres from California to Georgia. Religious leaders and civil rights activists warn that a tide of Islamophobia that has swept the country since the destruction of the twin towers is being heightened by political exploitation of the New York dispute before nationwide elections and is increasingly bound up with hostility to immigrants and other forms of racism.
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • Muslims Know the Symbolism of the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/03/2010 9:30:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 5+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/3/10 | James Zumwalt
    Symbolism is at play in the debate over a grand mosque being built near the site of Islamic extremism’s greatest terrorist victory against a democracy. While many embrace its construction as symbolic of a democratic society’s tolerance, there is danger in not understanding the symbolically sinister side of its construction as well. As much as we hear about Islamic extremists only representing a small percentage of the Muslim community, it is difficult to forget the images of euphoria in many Muslim countries as news of the 9/11 attacks spread.
  • Sides Dig In Over Ground Zero Mosque

    08/01/2010 9:36:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies · 18+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/1/10 | JACOB GERSHMAN
    With city approval of a proposed mosque and Islamic center two blocks away from Ground Zero nearly secured, the battle over the project is moving away from zoning boards to the court of public opinion. The expected clearing of another major regulatory hurdle on Tuesday is unlikely to silence the debate around an issue that has become a call to arms for national Republicans—who have been emboldened by polls showing widespread public skepticism about the project—and a divisive policy matter for religious groups.
  • Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal Loses Ground, Leads McMahon By Just Three Points

    05/19/2010 6:48:22 AM PDT · by AlanD · 13 replies · 496+ views
    Following a New York Times report that he exaggerated his military record, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has lost ground in match-ups against all his potential Republican challengers in Connecticut. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with just a three-point advantage over Linda McMahon, 48% to 45%. Two weeks ago, he led the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 13 percentage points. The New York Times story broke late Monday; the survey was taken Tuesday evening.