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  • UK: Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag

    07/30/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 30 2014 | MATT CHORLEY
    Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag to fly over town hall 'in solidarity with Gaza' Tower Hamlets's Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest tonight after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’. Barely 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly ‘in support of a ceasefire and peace’. Jewish leaders condemned the move as 'destructive' for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on 'potholes and bins' and...
  • Rubio: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a ‘Disaster’

    07/29/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/29/14 | Free Beacon Staff
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff July 29, 2014 12:28 pm Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) blasted U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran Tuesday, saying the rolling back of sanctions and allowance of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism to enrich uranium constituted a “dangerous national security failure.” “This entire thing is a disaster,” Rubio said. “It’s not just an embarrassing diplomatic failure. This is a dangerous national security failure, in my opinion.” News broke earlier this month that nuclear talks were extended until November as the sides sought a more comprehensive deal. During that time, however, the U.S. will give Iran...
  • Iraq jihadists dynamite Shiite shrine in Mosul (destroy anything deviating from their views)

    07/29/2014 1:43:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | July 26, 2014
    People walk through the rubble of the Prophet Younis Mosque after it was destroyed in a bomb attack by militants ISIS in the city of Mosul, July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer MOSUL: Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) that controls large parts of Iraq have blown up a Shiite shrine in the city of Mosul, an official and witnesses said Saturday. Jihadists destroyed the Nabi Shiyt (Prophet Seth) shrine in Mosul, the de facto Iraqi capital of the "caliphate" proclaimed last month by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. " ISIS militants stopped people from coming...
  • Islamic Terrorism: Where Can We Turn For Leadership?

    07/29/2014 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/14 | Jacques Robichaud
    There should be no sympathy for a terrorist aggressor like Hamas who fires thousands of rockets indiscriminately into largely populated centers in Israel, targeting civilians.
  • Islamic State Stages Victory Rally in Europe: The Flag of Jihad Flies Over the Hague

    07/29/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "The symbol of the murderous Islamic State is waving in The Hague. ‘Death to the Jews,’ shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized the protests. “Death to the Jews” chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known." Proving yet again what I have been saying for months, years --Europe once again is embracing madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic – only this time it’s under “Palestinianism,” not Nazis
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park (Chicago Metro)

    07/29/2014 6:21:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Southtown - Chicago ^ | July 28, 2014 8:00PM | NICK SWEDBERG
    Thousands attend EID prayer at Toyota Park BY NICK SWEDBERG Correspondent Updated: July 29, 2014 2:08AM Thousands of Muslims filled the field at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park Monday morning for an unusually somber Eid prayer ceremony in the light of heightened hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Volunteers collected signatures for the 5,000 postcards brought to the event. They intend to mail them to President Obama over the latest deaths in recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The postcards, which 10 chapters of the American Muslims for Palestine across the country distributed Monday, demand that the White House intervene in the fighting...
  • HAMAS in the Bible: G-d has a sense of humor!!!

    07/28/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    The Holy Bible ^ | 1500 BC | G-d
    G-d's word is amazing. 3500 years ago He shows his sense of humor by giving the ancient Hebrews a word for "violence"....."HAMAS"! Ancient Hebrew word for violence
  • Hillary: Gaza´s Small Size Justification for Hamas Housing Rockets in Schools

    07/28/2014 1:05:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 125 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 7/28/14 | Breitbart TV, by Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV´s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is "Gaza is small." "I´m not a military planner but Hamas puts it´s missiles, it´s rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated," she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with.
  • Voice of America: Global Jihad Funded by Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris

    07/27/2014 9:16:23 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 29 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 24 July 14 | Unknown
    The Voice of America has just published a report implicating wealthy Saudis, Kuwaitis and Qataris in the funding of global jihad. The report also points out the role played by Islamic charities in the financing of Jihad.
  • Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House

    07/27/2014 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:50 PM 07/27/2014 | Reza Kahlili
    The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. “You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported. That statement referred to the Balfour Declaration, which led to the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire after World War I and the eventual creation of the state Israel in 1948. “We will chase you house...
  • Some Facts and Notes About The Situation on the Border: From the Jihadi Threat Perspective

    07/27/2014 10:05:47 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 July 14 | Christopher Holton
    • Hezbollah has a major presence in North, Central and South America. • Hezbollah is embedded in the Lebanese Muslim community in the US and enjoys protection from a neighborhood watch-type program that serves as a countersurveillance and counterintelligence operation. They also are embedded in multiple Shia mosques, some of which are directly tied to the Iranian regime. • In 2003, then-CIA director George Tenet testified before Congress that 12 Hezbollah cells has been identified as operating in the US conducting surveillance. • A Congressional Research Service report published in 2011 indicated that Hezbollah was present in 15 US cities,...
  • The Laws of War Matter in Gaza

    07/26/2014 5:50:07 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    National Review On-Line ^ | JULY 26, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Hamas charter proudly proclaims that the organization exists for the single purpose of destroying Israel, claiming all territory therein for Palestinians as part of the global Islamic-supremacist movement. Manifestly, Palestinians knew this when they voted to be led by this notorious Muslim Brotherhood franchise, which has ruled Gaza for nearly a decade. They also knew that Hamas operatives wage war through barbaric jihadist methods: intentionally targeting civilians for mass-murder attacks; refraining from wearing uniforms or otherwise distinguishing themselves as military combatants; blending in among the non-combatant population, and using civilian infrastructure — schools, hospitals, mosques, homes, etc. — as...
  • Colorado convert to Islam charged with conspiracy to aid Islamic State

    07/26/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 5 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 7/26/14 | Jenny Deam
    At some point Shannon Maureen Conley converted to Islam, and at some point she got the idea that waging violent jihad against unbelievers was something she should engage in so as to please Allah. No one in the local Muslim community apparently succeeded in disabusing her of this notion, even though they ostensibly reject this understanding of Islam. Did anyone there even try?
  • NYPD detained men who had pressure cookers to ‘prepare rice’

    07/26/2014 4:17:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kevin Fasick and Natasha Velez
    Police detained two men at a Midtown hotel late Friday after a doorman reported they possessed a pair of pressure cookers like those used to make the Boston Marathon bombs. But the men say it was a misunderstanding: They plan to use the pressure cookers back home to prepare rice, chicken and meat. Mohammad Alotaibi, 20, and Ayoub Alawadhi, 21, pulled up to the InterContinental Hotel on East 48th Street on Friday evening with the pressure cookers in their car trunk, said law enforcement sources.
  • Underpants bomber failed to blow up airliner because he wore same pair of underwear for two weeks

    07/26/2014 3:10:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 July 2014 | James Rush
    The notorious underwear bomber's plot in 2009 to blow up a plane on Christmas Day failed because the explosives became 'degraded' after he wore the same pair of underpants for two weeks, according to a U.S. official. Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on a suicide mission when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his underpants as the plane, en route from Amsterdam, approached Detroit.
  • Chechen leader blasts Israel’s ‘unjustified cruelty’ towards Palestinians

    07/26/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    rt.com ^ | July 22, 2014
    Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed condolences to the victims of Israeli attacks on Palestinians and emphasized that the USA and Europe were turning a blind eye on this policy of “state terrorism.” The head of the Chechen Republic published an extensive statement on latest political events on his social media of choice – the Instagram. Kadyrov spoke out after Israel stepped up its ‘Protective Edge’ ground operation in Gaza Strip on Sunday. According to Gaza Health Ministry’s official release, a t least 425 Palestinians, including 111 children, have been killed and over 3,000 have been wounded since the beginning of the...
  • Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence

    07/26/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    Afghan who killed three U.S. Marines in 2012 to serve over 7-year prison sentence By Rowan Scarborough An Afghanistan man has been given a 7-1/2 year prison sentence for murdering three U.S. Marines in a forward operating base in Helmand Province in August 2012.
  • Terror havens in Syria and Iraq: Five reasons the West should worry

    07/26/2014 4:22:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26, 2014 | Paul Cruickshank,
    Events in Iraq and Syria have alarmed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Extremists from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria control vast swaths of Iraq and Syria. Its members may be mingling with Yemeni bomb makers who have a track record of getting devices on Western planes. And thousands of Europeans have gone to Syria ready to give up their lives. Holder has voiced "extreme concern" that the volatile mix could spread to Western shores.
  • Passenger captures dramatic video of SWAT team storming Toronto plane

    07/26/2014 4:16:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2014 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    The airline said the Panama-bound plane was forced to return to Toronto Friday morning about 45 minutes into the flight after a passenger, identified by authorities as Ali Shahi, made a "direct threat against the aircraft." Witnesses told CNN affiliate CTV that Shahi said he wanted to bomb Canada.
  • Hamas to social media activists: Always call dead “innocent civilians”

    07/17/2014 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    http://www.jihadwatch.org/ ^ | July 17, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank. Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.” And the mainstream media eagerly plays along with their cynical game.
  • What Did the Imam Really Say? Revisited

    07/21/2014 10:16:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf ^ | 7/20/14 | Fr. Z's Blog
    I read at Il Giornale today that the prayer read by the Imam in the Vatican Gardens was indeed from the Sura 2, wherein Allah is asked to crush infidels (that’s us) and let Islam triumph over the whole world (that’s us, too). Vatican Radio, at the time, tried to give this an allegorical spin. It didn’t work very well. At a certain point it seems they also tried to edit out the troubling passage. Suffice to say that an Imam sang: “grant us victory over the heathen/disbelieving/infidel” (Sura 2: 286) in the Vatican Gardens, in front of the Pope,...
  • ISIL Spearheads Worldwide War On Christians

    07/22/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | July 22, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The fanatical Islamist group torches an 1,800-year-old church built before the founding of Islam and forces the Christian residents of Mosul to convert, pay a tax, leave or face execution. This is what the West faces. 'From Boston to Zanzibar, there's a worldwide war on Christianity," Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said at the Values Voters Summit last October, an annual conservative gathering. The number and intensity of attacks was so great, he said, that it's "almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages." That was an era when the swords of Islam had conquered much...
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • More than 700 killed in Syria as ISIS tightens grip on east

    07/21/2014 7:43:01 AM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-awsat English ^ | 20 July 2014 | Paula Astih
    More than 700 people were killed in Syria over the course of Thursday and Friday, in what activists say were the bloodiest 48 hours of fighting in the conflict to date. ... Abdul Rahman said the death toll of Thursday’s clashes was 396 people, while Friday’s total reached 314, adding that 90 more people were still unaccounted for, although they were also expected to have been killed.
  • Family considers killing 10-year-old daughter after mullah rapes her in Afghanistan mosque

    07/21/2014 10:40:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 20, 2014 | Rod Nordland
    It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defence that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honour killing in the case – against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead. This past week, the awful matter became even worse. On Tuesday, local policemen removed the girl from the shelter that had given her...
  • All-Female ISIS Brigade Cracks Down on Women in Raqqa

    07/20/2014 5:14:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Ahmad Al-Bahri, deep in Syria
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Shortly after the Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) retook control of Raqqa earlier this year, it created the al-Khansaa' Brigade, an all-female unit operating in the city. Its purpose is to apprehend civilian women in Raqqa who do not follow the organization's strict brand of Sharia law, including a mandate that all women be fully covered in public and that they be accompanied by a male chaperone. "We have established the brigade to raise awareness of our religion among women, and to punish women who do not abide by the law," says Abu Ahmad,...
  • My Neighbor the Terrorist: A Bizarro Cinderella Story

    07/19/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19,2014 | Anne Evans
    Miss Conley might have had honeymoon visions of romance, but in reality she was in for a nasty fate. Despite embracing radical Islam, she wouldn’t have been able to erase the self-respect she was raised with in only six months. Many of the abuses the other women in the camp would have been used to, (imprisonment in the house, husbandly beatings, unwanted polygamy and a cheating husband), Miss Conley would have rebelled against. This “rebellion” would have given Terrorist Fiancé even more reason to beat her, starve her, or worse. Miss Conley is in an American jail where she’s not...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/18/2014 6:40:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not a week goes by that I'm not called or emailed by hundreds of fans who believe we have a foreigner and Muslim in the White House. I've disagreed for six years now. We have to take our President at his word. He says he is a Christian, he attends church, so he is a Christian. So let's throw that theory away. But I've met quite a few Christians who are both Marxists and radical Muslim sympathizers. It’s now clear that Obama is one of them. Why hide from it? It’s no crime. Obama should embrace the truth. Is he...
  • Is Obama Waging Jihad?

    07/17/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's start with the Marxist part. What defines a Marxist? Someone who believes in government control over the people. Someone whose obsession is income redistribution. Someone who dedicates his life to taxes, spending, debt, regulations and bureaucracy. Since Obama is the biggest spender in history, the biggest taxer in history, the biggest debt creator in history, and the biggest creator of regulations in history, it’s safe to say Obama is a Marxist. Now let’s deal with the Muslim sympathizer part. Obama's policies have led to crisis and chaos throughout the Middle East. His policies led to the Arab Spring. His...
  • Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance

    07/17/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/13/2014 | Gene Koprowski
    My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for an overtly politically correct act for replacing its historic Bond Chapel's pews for Muslims to worship. This act is raising hackles reminiscent of the university's other, recent, tone-deaf decision to demolish the childhood home of former President Ronald Reagan, on its campus, and replace it with a parking lot and a commemorative plaque.The school, founded by the Rockefeller family in the late 19th century as a Baptist-affiliated institution of higher learning, with an English-style undergraduate college, and German-style graduate research school, today positions itself as completely non-denominational...
  • EU Urges Israel to ‘Act Proportionately’ in Gaza

    07/16/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/2014, 5:15 AM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    European Union (EU) leaders on Wednesday condemned the firing of rockets into Israel while urging the Israel to “act proportionately” and Hamas to agree to a ceasefire, AFP reports. Voicing “great concern” over continued violence in Israel and Gaza, EU leaders said the bloc “condemns the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel and the indiscriminate targeting of civilians.” “Israel has the right to protect its population (but) in doing so it must act proportionately and ensure the protection of civilians at all times,” a European Union statement added. …
  • Mexican Cartels Help Hezbollah Infiltrate U.S. (FLASHBACK)

    In a shocking revelation made by a veteran U.S. counterterrorism expert, Hezbollah has infiltrated the Southwest United States by joining forces with Mexican drug cartels that have long operated in the region. Judicial Watch has for years reported on the chilling connection between Islamic extremists and Mexican drug cartels. In fact, as far back as 2007 JW wrote about an astounding Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report that lays out how Islamic terrorists and Mexican drug gangs have teamed up to successfully penetrate the U.S. as well as finance terror networks in the Middle East In Hezbollah’s case, a growing “business...
  • The Caliphate Means Constant War on Us on a Scale Not Yet Seen

    07/14/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    While the British government is making its own citizens pay for the jihadis allowed to return to the UK from Syria and Iraq, both in terms of money – through the £1.1 billion cash injection for defence announced today, £800 million of which will fund an extra investment in intelligence and surveillance to deal with the threat of terrorism – and in terms of intrusion and greater state power – through emergency laws to monitor phone and internet records “to stop terrorists" –, people hear of the establishment of a caliphate in the Middle East without the media –...
  • A Portrait of Death: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Meet the man who replaced Osama bin Laden

    07/14/2014 7:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2014 | Tom Rogan
    A nameless woman “dumped on a street, arms and legs cut off, entrails eviscerated” — this is just one testament from Bing West’s account of Fallujah in 2004. This was the first mini-caliphate of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). West’s quote still matters, because it sums up the real-world impact of Salafi jihadism, the ideology of sick totalitarianism that once inspired Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and that now motivates Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Leading ISIS, Baghdadi is painting Iraq and Syria with the blood of all those who do not yield. And be under no illusions: ISIS does not believe in geographic...
  • Netanyahu finally speaks his mind

    07/13/2014 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7/13/2014 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    Does Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu really support a two-state solution, or is his rhetoric to this effect disingenuous? Did he genuinely seek an accommodation with the Palestinians during the nine months of US-brokered negotiations that collapsed in April, or was he just stringing the Americans and the Palestinians along, while his heart is truly with the settlement enterprise? >>SNIP<< Netanyahu began his appearance, typically, by reading some prepared remarks. But then, most atypically, he took a series of questions. And while he initially stuck to responses tied to the war against Hamas, its goals, and the terms under which it...
  • Gaza doctors' hearts break as health care collapses under Israeli attack

    07/12/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    All Voices ^ | July 11, 2014 | saleh1966
    This baby was injured because she was firing rockets!!! Commentary Doctors in Gaza did not need to read a warning from the World Health Organization to know that their health care system was collapsing under Israeli attack. Hospitals were overwhelmed by hundreds of casualties, including small children. It was getting worse every day, and EgyptÂ’s refusal to open its border made things worse still. "The recent escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip raises concern about the ability of the government and the Ministry of Health of the occupied Palestinian territory to cope with the increased burden of medical emergencies...
  • Next battle in “marriage equality” debate: Incest

    07/11/2014 10:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Northern Colorado Gazette ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jack Minor
    A judge has suggested that now that same-sex marriages and homosexuality have become more accepted the next logical step could be to legitimize incestuous relationships. “A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a brother towards his sister once she had sexually matured, had sexual relationships with other men and was now ‘available’, not having [a] sexual partner,” Judge Garry Neilson from Australia said. Neilson compared incest to homosexuality, saying that such relationships were once illegal. “If this was the 1950s and you had a jury of 12 men there, which is what you’d invariably have, they would...
  • @ISIS Is #Winning: Why's a barbaric caliphate so much better at social media than Washington?

    07/11/2014 12:21:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 9, 2014 | Kori Schake
    The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is running a brilliantly effective social media campaign. With the group rebranded as the Islamic State (IS), its grisly messaging gets attention and discourages resistance to its military operations, both where it is fighting and among countries that might be inclined to intervene against it. After it took Mosul, IS streamed video of its men executing dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers -- which very likely helped encourage the choice of Iraqi security forces to quietly desert their posts. IS live-tweeted its military advance through Iraq, showcasing the bravery of its fighters and what...
  • 'Nuclear Terrorism': Hamas Targeting of Dimona Reactor Meets UN Definition

    07/10/2014 11:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 10, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The terrorist group Hamas claimed late Wednesday that it attempted to target Israel's nuclear reactor in the desert town of Dimona by firing three long-range M-75 rockets at the facility. One of the rockets was destroyed in mid-flight by Israel's Iron Dome system, and two fell harmlessly in the rocky Negev. However, merely by targeting the nuclear facility, Hamas has committed nuclear terrorism, according to United Nations treaties. Article 2 (1) of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism states: 1. Any person commits an offence within the meaning of this Convention if that person unlawfully...
  • ANALYSIS: Stunned by Israel's fierce response, Hamas sends distress signals

    07/10/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Despite fiery statements issued by Hamas spokesmen over the past 48 hours, it was obvious Tuesday night that the Islamist movement was searching for ways to rid itself of the current escalation. Hamas feels that it has been forced into a confrontation with Israel – one that it did not want at this stage because of its increased isolation and financial crisis. The massive Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip over the past 24 hours have surprised Hamas and other Palestinian groups. Hamas apparently expected a limited response to the recent rocket attacks on Israeli cities and towns. But...
  • Despite Rockets, 64 New American Olim Arrive to Israel Today

    07/09/2014 2:16:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | July 9, 2014 | Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency
    Ben-Gurion Airport, Israel, July 8 – Despite the escalating security situation in Israel, 64 new Olim from the United States made aliyah to Israel today with Nefesh B’Nefesh. The new immigrants hail from Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. The youngest immigrant is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest, Lottie Herman, is 92. Herman who fled Germany in 1939 to America, will be settling in Jerusalem. Among the other olim who arrived this morning was Becky Kupchan, 26, from Chicago. Kupchan will be moving to Beer Sheva, the capital city of Southern Israel. “Although...
  • Jerusalem Mayor Tells Residents to Open Bomb Shelters

    07/08/2014 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday evening instructed residents to open and prepare public and private bomb shelters, due to increasing Hamas rocket fire out of Gaza. Residents of the city and its environs have about 90 seconds to seek shelter in the event of a rocket attack out of the southern coastal enclave. “A list of shelters will be published on the municipality website later this evening,” the city said in a statement. “In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within a minute and a half and close all doors...
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • Has Islam ever been peaceful?

    07/08/2014 3:17:45 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 18 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 6 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    In this episode, I answer the title’s question, perhaps one of the biggest on everyone’s minds today: Has Islam ever been peaceful? I herein go through some of the most important historical battles and events for Muslims, also mentioning the Qur’an when relevant. WATCH ON YOUTUBE (Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary: I start out the show by running through Islam's violent beginnings, then transition into its tyrannical rule in Jerusalem and Cordoba. Then, I talk about the key battles of Covadonga and Lepanto, at which Islam was curtailed. Next, I skim over the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire....
  • Renouncing Jewish Jihad

    07/07/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Brown
    There have been and will continue to be Jewish terrorists who use their religion to justify murder, but the difference between Jewish jihad and Islamic jihad is that only in Islam is jihad a legitimate expression of the faith. It is true that there have been religious Jews like Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded more than 125 others before being beaten to death in 1994. And it is true that his epitaph reads, “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land.” And it is true that in 2009, an ultra-Orthodox...
  • Rebel leader delivers rousing battle cry to Islamist militants with a pink Hello Kitty notebook

    07/07/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    daily mail ^ | 7-5-14 | Darren Boyle
    An anti-ISIS rebel commander in Syria gave a rousing speech to his assembled men standing behind a Hello Kitty note pad. The leader, named on the YouTube video as Zahran Alloush implored his men to fight the 'evil ideology' of ISIS accusing them of trying to 'destroy jihad in Syria'.
  • Europe Takes Rehab Approach to Islamic Extremists

    07/07/2014 4:35:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 7, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    BERLIN - Chris Boudreau's son Damian told her over dinner on a November evening in 2012 that he was going to Egypt to study Arabic, the language of Islam. She never saw him again. "He flew to Seattle, then Amsterdam, then into Istanbul," said Boudreau. "There was a training camp just outside the city where radicals train prior to crossing the border into Syria." Fourteen months later, the 22-year-old Canadian convert to Islam was dead, apparently killed in fighting between rival groups of Islamic militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Boudreau was left to wonder what she could have...
  • ISIS terrorists call all Muslims next to “conquer Rome”

    07/02/2014 2:11:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 2, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    ISIS leader Abut Bakr Al-Husayni al-Qurashi al-Baghdadi, days after announcing the formation of an Islamic caliphate in Syria-Iraq, announced that Rome must be conquered.We let him go, by the way. Guess whose administration did that.I saw this at The Telegraph: Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State Muslims have been called to flock to the Islamic State to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the worldAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate...
  • Why're young Malay men enamored by 'JIHAD': No need to achieve in life, fight & you'll die a MARTYR?

    07/05/2014 4:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Malaysia Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2014
    Some of you might have seen the video on YouTube: around ten young men at the back of a lorry, dressed in camouflage uniforms with beards, assault rifles slung over their shoulders. They were gawking at a rumbling tank, and were hyped that they were finally being shipped to the front-lines, like giddy kids on a school trip... glad to be out of class even if only for a day. They also spoke Malay. “All of us will be martyrs ... Our friends are already heading to fight. They are not afraid and will not quiver,” said the one holding...