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  • Feds claim accused ISIL recruit from Minneapolis threatened to kill FBI agents

    05/21/2015 6:56:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Paul McEnroe
    One of the Twin Cities men charged with supporting terrorism planned to kill FBI agents who were investigating their activities over the last 10-months, according to federal authorities who’ve reviewed a confidential informant’s secret recordings of conversations in early April that detailed the threats. “If there’s no way out, I’m saying. If our backs are against the wall, I’m gonna go kill the one who punks me,” said Mohamed Farah, one of seven men from the Twin Cities who is charged with supporting terrorists in the Middle East. “You know the one. Everybody has that one Fed that you know....
  • Facing child support, Minneapolis man joins the jihad

    05/20/2015 7:22:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Amy Fortili
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet. After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children — including one less than a year old. Months later, he surfaced in Syria, where he went to fight for the Islamic State.
  • Stockholm municipality voted for a program to help returning ISIS-warriors back into society

    05/19/2015 2:51:37 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 17 replies
    SVT - Swedish Television ^ | Rebecca Randhawa Bergmark
    On Tuesday, clubbed the City of Stockholm through a strategy against extremism. The goal is to prevent terrorist travel, but also to deal with returning the IS-fighters using different types of support. But the strategy may be severely criticized by the opposition.
  • Obama Achieves the Impossible: He’s United Israel and Saudi Arabia

    05/19/2015 9:46:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kalman Sporn
    From Left to Right: Mati Weiderpass, Ted Cruz, Kalman Sporn and Heidi Cruz at a literal fireside chat in Mr. Weiderpass’ apartment.The organizer of the controversial 'Ted Cruz fireside chat' on strange alliances and misguided boycotts.A nuclear-armed Tehran presents an urgent threat to freedom. Opposing the Iran deal are two unlikely allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. And it’s just the latest sign of a thaw in a relationship that proves the wisdom of the old Sanskrit proverb, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Saudi Arabia officially dropped the Arab boycott against Israel in 2005 as a condition of...
  • Gov. Sarah Palin: "Jihad Is On The March"

    05/18/2015 4:13:23 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Conservatives 4 Palin ^ | May 18th, 2015 | iizthatiiz
    Gov. Sarah Palin: "Jihad Is On The March"It's unfortunate and potentially frightening knowing that everywhere you look today jihad is on the march – even on American soil. Warnings for potential terrorist attacks on our homeland are now stepped up, and with the arrest of dozens of Americans on terrorism related charges, the message is clear that no place seems safe from jihad. Our military personnel and law enforcement agencies have to be right every time, but the terrorists only have to get “lucky” once to do horrible damage to our country. The threat of radical Islam is real, and...
  • Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

    05/17/2015 4:09:32 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 18 replies
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Akbar Borisov with Chris Rickleton in Bishkek
    Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. Around 2,500 personnel from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) are taking part in joint exercises due to run to Wednesday in Tajikistan. The move is seen as re-enforcing Moscow's role as the main guarantor of the fragile region's security after US troops leave Afghanistan. The Russian deployment of about 500 troops for the drills started last week, bolstered by soldiers from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Belarus....
  • ISIL advances on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

    05/16/2015 2:30:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 16, 2015 | Various
    Governor of Homs province, where city is located, says army has sent reinforcements and is bombing fighters from air.Fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have advanced on Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO heritage sites, with fierce clashes taking place close to the city's historic citadel. Photos circulating on social media sites on Saturday appeared to show intense clashes near the 13th century citadel of Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani as ISIL fighters engaged the Syrian military. Talal Barazi, the governor of central Homs province, where the city is located,...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Father on Death Sentence: 'We Will Fight Until the End'

    05/15/2015 7:01:13 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 58 replies
    Good Morning America/YAHOO! ^ | DADA JOVANOVIC, TANYA STUKALOVA and EMILY SHAPIRO
    "We will fight until the end," Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father told ABC News by phone after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today for the Boston Marathon bombings. "What a parent can feel at such moment? It is hard," Dzhokhar's father, Anzor Tsarnaev, said from Dagestan, Russia. "Hope exists always. We had hope and still do." Anzor Tsarnaev's brother, Saeed Tsarnaev, said they will appeal. Saeed Tsarnaev blamed the lawyers for giving the family hope and said they are all "very worried" about Dzhokhar. He called the decision a "big tragedy" for the family and "insulting to our name." Anzor Tsarnaev's sister,...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • The Jihadi Threat to International Order

    05/15/2015 12:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 15 | Barak Mendelsohn
    However, this challenge is usually of limited scope, with political objectives confined to such conventional goals as assuming power in a state or gaining independence. Their violence, however disruptive, still accepts the state-based international order as an organizing principle. One might even claim that by aspiring to eventually become recognized state authorities, most terrorist groups reaffirm and strengthen an international order that is based on states. The challenge posed by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda is different. These groups have many more state enemies than most terrorist groups, and they challenge the practical sovereignty of their target states in more...
  • Stand With Pam (Je Suis Geller)

    05/15/2015 9:54:37 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 15, 2015 | Gerard Perry
    One of the tools the global jihad attempts to use against the West is the imposition of economic and fiscal costs-to the point of bankruptcy-upon its targets. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as their affiliates throughout the world, have made it clear that they seek to not only impose psychological terror but financial privation upon their intended victims. For those who want to get an idea of just how costly it is to protect yourself and your family from the rampaging armies of Allah, I suggest reading Joseph Anton, the beautiful memoir written by Salman Rushdie which...
  • Report reveals scale of Boko Haram violence inflicted on Nigerian Catholics

    05/12/2015 11:53:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 12, 2015 | SIMON CALDWELL
    Aid to the Church in Need say 5,000 Catholics have been killed in one diocese alone People gather around the ruins of the burned Bama Market in Maiduguri, Nigeria (CNS) A new report has revealed the scale of the suffering of Nigerian Catholics at the hands of Boko Haram militants, with 5,000 Catholics killed in one diocese alone.A further 100,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Maiduguri, in the northeast of the country, have been displaced by the six-year campaign of violence conducted by the Muslim militant group, according to the Situation Report on the Activities of Boko Haram in the...
  • The Islamic State In America

    05/11/2015 2:08:16 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 24 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/11/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    On Friday, the Pentagon raised the threat level across all military bases and compounds within the United States to “Force Protection Bravo” in response to the “increased and predictable threat of terrorism”, announced Captain Jeff Davis of U.S. Northern Command. The threat level was raised after FBI Director James Comey admitted that ISIS has thousands of sympathizers currently living inside the country ready to wage jihad. The FBI has also ordered agents to put under 24/7 surveillance more than one hundred U.S. residents that are considered possible terror threats. Officials from the FBI told ABC News that agents have been...
  • Sister Pamela, you go, girl!

    05/11/2015 10:34:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    I love Pamela Geller. However, when Bill O'Reilly and conservative Laura Ingraham said it was foolish of Pam to insult over a billion Muslims by hosting a “Draw Muhammad” contest, I thought perhaps they were right. Muslims live under an Islamic legal system called sharia law, which prohibits drawing any image of their prophet, Muhammad. Rush Limbaugh sided with Pamela. Rush pointed out that while the mainstream media and pundits want us to be sensitive to this rule of sharia, that same media flaunts and promotes homosexual marriage, which offends Muslims. Muslims put homosexuals to death. My feisty part-Cherokee, mostly...
  • You’re on the Front Line of the Islamic War

    05/11/2015 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Al Caruba
    When are Americans going to realize that the Islamists do not need any provocation? When are we going to start acting like we are at war? A good first step would be to stop inviting Muslims to immigrate to America. Does anyone remember what happened on September 11, 2001? Or is it just “ancient history” at this point? Some three thousand totally innocent Americans were murdered by a sneak attack on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Who did it? The same murderous Islamists who attacked an event in Garland, Texas, to focus attention...
  • Jihadis’ demand for self-censorship would spell the end of free expression

    05/11/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | Tammy Bruce
    -excerpt- Richard Fowler, a liberal radio talk show host, insisted that the cartoon contest was like “going into a theater and yelling out fire. … Freedom of speech comes with limits. This is a clear limit.” Furthermore, Mr. Fowler assured us, “If they never had that event, the jihadis would have never shown up.” Really? So, we should tell battered women that they should just learn to make the sandwich perfectly, so as to not incite a beating? -excerpt- As a reminder, you can yell fire in a crowded theater — when there’s a fire. Arguably, the culpability comes when...
  • The left has Islam all wrong: Bill Maher, Pamela Geller and the reality progressives must face

    05/10/2015 10:59:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 83 replies
    SALON MAG (HOLY COW) ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeffrey Tayler
    Whatever her views on other matters are, Pamela Geller is right about one thing: last week’s Islamist assault on the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest she hosted in Texas proves the jihad against freedom of expression has opened a front in the United States. “There is,” she said, “a war on free speech and this violent attack is a harbinger of things to come.” Apparently undaunted, Geller promises to continue with such “freedom of speech” events. ISIS is now threatening to assassinate her. She and her cohorts came close to becoming victims, yet some in the media on the right and...
  • 6 Reasons Pamela Geller’s Muhammad Cartoon Contest Is No Different From Selma

    05/10/2015 6:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 9, 2015 | John Nolte
    When you are dealing with the mainstream media, it is always difficult to tell if you are dealing with willful ignorance or just plain old ignorance-ignorance. There are plenty of moronic savants in the national media who have cracked the “hot take” code to please their left-wing masters but have no fundamental grasp of history, or much of anything much of else. The act of willful ignorance in the media manifests itself through bias, and lies of omission conjured up to serve that bias. These dishonest liars know they are dishonest liars, and willfully choose to not tell the world...
  • 'Free to go': Omar Khadr out on bail

    05/09/2015 6:16:59 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 28 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | May 07, 2015 | By Colin Perkel
    EDMONTON - Omar Khadr arrived at his new home Thursday after almost 13 years behind bars — four of them as a convicted war criminal — and asked Canadians to give him a chance to show he's worthy of their trust.
  • Americans must be ready to fight jihadis on U.S. soil

    05/09/2015 5:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 9, 2015 | Adriana Cohen
    We knew it was a matter of when, not if, we’d be hit again by Islamist terrorists on our own soil. Just last Sunday, two ISIS-sympathizing terrorists, clad in body armor and wielding assault rifles, attacked a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. Luckily, they were killed before they could slaughter the people attending the event. Now U.S. military bases and installations are stepping up security, as FBI Director James Comey is warning that there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are being recruited by ISIS with orders to attack the U.S. Security...
  • SFC Christopher Speer Is Dead; Omar Khadr Is Free

    05/09/2015 5:10:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 8, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    A Canadian judge ruled this week that former Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr poses no public safety threat. Tell that to the children of Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer and the surviving American soldiers who valiantly fought Khadr on the battlefield. In 2012, Khadr pleaded guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty and guilty to five charges related to the killing of Speer, a 28-year-old medic with the U.S. Special Forces. This young American hero died in Afghanistan in 2002 during an ambush by al-Qaida operatives. Just days before he gave his life, Speer had fearlessly walked onto a minefield to rescue two...
  • Pamela Geller Is Not "Morally Responsible" for the Terrorist Attack in Texas

    05/09/2015 3:06:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 7, 2015 | Professor Steven Lubet
    The defense of free expression should become stronger in the face of violent threats, not weaker. Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is a nasty-hearted Islamophobe. But should she be blamed for the recent armed attack on her cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas, in which two gunmen were killed and a police officer was wounded? Writing for Bloomberg View, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman opined that she may be “morally culpable,” on the theory that she probably hoped to “provoke violence.” Feldman has erred badly here. Although Feldman begins by condemning the terrorists, he quickly cautions his...
  • Pentagon Moves to Beef Up Security At Military Bases Due to ISIS Threats

    05/08/2015 3:34:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 08, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of threats from ISIS, the security level at U.S. military bases has been raised the highest level since the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. ... Meanwhile, the FBI is admitting there are potentially "thousands" of ISIS sympathizers living in the U.S. and possibly willing to carry out attacks.
  • Bill Whittle: I believe in free speech, but…

    05/08/2015 1:04:13 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 5/8/2015 | Scoop
    In today’s version of Afterburner, Bill Whittle talks about the Garland terrorist attack and how the Islamo-Video at link- Nazis didn’t just attack Pamela Geller and her drawing event, but they attacked all of us. And he takes on the folks who says ‘I believe in free speech, but…’. Watch: Read more: http://therightscoop.com/bill-whittle-i-believe-in-free-speech-but/#ixzz3ZZzGZNvG
  • In Defense of Pamela Geller (Jeffrey Lord)

    05/08/2015 12:21:31 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    What Pamela Geller is about — courageously and boldly — is standing up for freedom. That’s it. That’s all. “My country is in danger,” she said to Sean Hannity on his radio show yesterday — and she is right. When O’Reilly says “Insulting the entire Muslim world is stupid… It does not advance the cause of liberty or get us any closer to defeating the savage jihad,” he is, as Megyn Kelly said, confused. It isn’t Geller’s job to defeat ISIS. That’s the President’s job. It isn’t her job to provoke — or not provoke. It isn’t her job to...
  • Author exposes ‘cabal’ of leftists/corporatists unwittingly aiding jihad through refugee programs

    05/08/2015 8:21:07 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-08 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Corcoran continues: … I should mention that for example with the meat packers, they were using illegal immigrant labor for the longest time. Well first off, they used to pay I’m told by people who worked in the meat industry, that they used to pay very well, good wages to American workers. Then they discovered the illegal alien. Well that didn’t work out so well because they were getting busted. And then the next thing they discovered was the refugees as a source of cheap labor. And it’s especially mean to the refugees I think because the refugees are captive...
  • Globalists Using Muslim Terrorists as Pawns

    05/08/2015 3:33:09 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/7/2015 | Alex Newmann
    Jihadists beware: You are being used as pawns and useful idiots for a much deeper agenda. The evidence is clear, and the goals are relatively transparent. The Obama administration plans to begin more military training and arming of “moderate” jihadists in Syria as soon as this week, according to U.S. defense officials cited in media reports. The U.S. government’s stepped-up military support for “vetted” Syrian jihadists is ostensibly aimed at helping them battle less moderate Islamists in ISIS — a terrorist group that both Vice President Joe Biden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey have admitted was...
  • I’m More Hateful Than Pamela Geller

    05/07/2015 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/7/15 | David French
    The New York Times has peered into Pamela Geller’s heart — and found it full of hate. I’ll let others make the argument that it’s unseemly to so viciously attack the victim of an attempted murder just three days after the attack — to accuse her of intentionally provoking the attempt on her own life and the lives of her friends and supporters, no less. And Rich Lowry has offered a convincing argument that Geller was motivated not by hate, but rather “defiance.” Let me instead offer a defense of hatred. But first, a confession. I’m far more hateful than...
  • ISIS Allegedly Threatens To "Slaughter" Pamela Geller

    05/06/2015 11:14:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Gothamist ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Del Signore
    Pamela Geller is a notorious right-wing demagogue who has made a career out of stoking the Islamaphobic fears of Archie Bunker America; running ads on mass transit condemning Muslims, publishing books you'll find on your grandparents' coffee table like Stop the Islamization of America, and promoting inflammatory publicity stunts like Sunday's "Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest" in Texas, where two gunmen were killed after opening fire on security. It's true that Geller is an insufferable troll who deserves to be forgotten forever under her haunted bridge of bigoted provocation, but unfortunately ISIS appears to have elevated her to the status of...
  • SHOCK VIDEO=> Radical Imam Tells Pamela Geller on Live TV She Should be SLAUGHTERED

    05/06/2015 10:16:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05-06-2015 | Jim Hoft
    Islamic Imam Anjem Choudary told Pamela Geller tonight that she should be slaughtered for her Texas cartoon contest.
  • SHOCK VIDEO=> Radical Imam Tells Pamela Geller on Live TV She Should be SLAUGHTERED

    05/06/2015 9:32:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    SHOCK VIDEO— Islamic Imam Anjem Choudary told Pamela Geller tonight that she should be slaughtered for her Texas cartoon contest. This was an AMAZING exchange….Anjem Choudary: We’re talking about people who deliberately had a competition to insult the messenger Mohammad… If you saw the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo drew you would understand the anger. And now this woman was to draw cartoons or have people draw cartoons to insult the prophet knowing full well that this carries the death penalty in Islam… She should be put before Shariah court and tried and of course she would face capitol punishment. This...
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Garland Attack, Vows ‘What’s Coming Will Be Even Worse’

    05/06/2015 2:34:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | May 5, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    In a daily radio broadcast today on their Al-Bayan channel, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on a Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas. Here’s the snippet from their daily bulletin, which lists all operations “specifically for the soldiers of the Islamic State”:The two terrorists who were killed before making it into the exhibit hall were identified as Phoenix roommates Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. Simpson was flagged by the FBI in 2010 for trying to join jihad in Somalia and more recently for tweeting on behalf of the Islamic State. He tweeted about the attack before it...
  • What Pamela Geller Advocates Is Not Free Speech

    05/06/2015 1:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 6, 2015 | Qasim Rashid
    Repeated demonization can inspire violence.There’s an important history behind America’s free speech laws to which the anti-Islam hate group behind the “Draw Muhammad Contest,” is wholly ignorant. While the Islamophobe leading this hate group believes she’s a free speech champion, remarkably comparing herself to Rosa Parks, in reality America’s current free speech model developed as an attempt to protect — not demonize — religious and racial minorities. “U.S. law only began to protect hateful speech during the 1960s,” writes Garrett Epps. “Southern state governments were trying to criminalize the civil-rights movement for its advocacy of change. White Southerners claimed that...
  • Freedom Of Speech, But

    05/06/2015 12:03:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/06/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    It's quite astonishing to watch what is unfolding in America today as our media engages in self-censorship while acting as apologists for the actions of Islamic terrorism. By doing this, the media not only sacrifices the freedom of speech that is essential to our pluralistic society, but it also promotes the fear that jihadists seek to instill by dictating what is and isn't "off limits" to debate. This is already happening with news reporters such as Ayman Mohyeldin of NBC now calling for special speech protections for Islam in the wake of Sunday's terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. Pamela Geller...
  • Pamela Geller Speaks at Brooklyn College, Speech, Q&A [VIDEO]

    05/06/2015 5:01:01 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 20 replies
    JihadWatchVideo ^ | 150423 | Pamela Geller
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  • Charlie Hebdo staffers: There’s “no comparison” between us and the Mohammed cartoon event in Texas

    05/05/2015 3:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 5, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, this is a lame answer but not as lame as some commenters in Headlines are treating it, I think. They’re not backing away from the Pam Geller event because they’re afraid of being targeted by jihadis. These guys will be targeted forever, whether or not they continue to blaspheme Islam, and they know it. Jean-Baptiste Thoret, the magazine’s film critic and the man in the glasses here, told an audience a few days ago that the surviving cartoonist who drew the “Je suis Charlie” cover is now a de facto prisoner with constant armed protection even though he’s...
  • US probes possible international terror link with Texas shootings

    05/05/2015 12:28:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | May 5, 2015 | Lorna Shaddick
    US authorities have identified the two gunmen who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit in Texas and were shot dead by police on Sunday (May 3), and are investigating whether the men were linked to international terror groups. US authorities have identified the two gunmen who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit in Texas on Sunday (May 3). They are now investigating whether the men were linked to international terror groups. An Islamic State (IS) militant had referred to them as "brothers", in a tweet posted after the two were shot dead by police. The two men shot...
  • Iranian Commander: We Won't Rest Until US is an Islamic Republic

    05/05/2015 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/2015, 9:15 PM | Ari Soffer
    A leading commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards has claimed his country's ultimate aim is to turn the United States into "an Islamic Republic," and rejected any possibility of a thawing in relations between Tehran and "The Great Satan." An undated video released by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, shows Commander Hassan Abbasi - who is also a member of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's inner circle - making the comments during an address, in which he lashed out at unnamed Iranian officials for expressing hope that a nuclear deal with the US could open the door...
  • Pamela Geller plays with fire

    05/05/2015 4:46:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 127 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | may 4, 2015
    Americans will defend to the death — and literally had to — Pamela Geller’s right to disseminate images of the Prophet Muhammad. The First Amendment applies even to irresponsible provocateurs. A Geller-organized event in Texas over the weekend included inviting artists to draw images of Muhammad, an act that has provoked deadly attacks by some Islamists. In explaining her rationale, Geller pointed to an Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest that drew nearly 1,000 entries, saying “We need to make a similar show of strength of what is right.” Which extended to a drawing of Muhammad anally impaled on a pencil up...
  • Here we go: McClatchy suggests limits on free speech after Texas jihad shooting

    05/05/2015 3:27:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | May 5, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    You knew this was coming. It was inevitable. We have seen it before. When the Obama Administration blamed the Benghazi jihad attack on a video about Muhammad, there were calls in the mainstream media for restrictions on the freedom of speech.
  • The toxic implication that Pamela Geller had last night’s terror attack in Texas coming

    05/04/2015 8:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    When political commentators note that there is no justification for sexual violence, they aren’t adhering to doctrinal feminism but the tenets of civilized Western thought. No woman, a responsible citizen would say, invites violence merely because their assailant was uncontrollably stimulated by their victim’s choice of attire. This is such a bedrock principle of human decency that it barely needs to be said. Only the most brutish and crude among us would contend otherwise. Why then does it appear vogue to imply that a terrorist attack on a Texas American Freedom Defense Initiative event organized by the group’s president, Pamela...
  • Limericks for Jihadists

    05/04/2015 7:09:36 PM PDT · by Rebel_Ace · 98 replies
    Self | 5/4/2015 | Rebel_Ace
    Limericks inspired by recent events In Texas they held a cool contest, To see who could draw cartoons the best. Two up to no good were fragged where they stood. Just chalk outlines, no need for an arrest. You can't draw the prophet mohammed. It's Blasphemy the jihadies said. They crashed the event, Then hit the cement. Cuz in Texas they will shoot you dead. Free speech is an American thing We can draw, write, publish or sing. Outlines and a stain Are all that remain. Of Muzzies on a short Jihad fling.
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • CAIR: We Condemn The Terror Attack In Texas, But Pamela Geller Totally Had It Coming

    05/04/2015 2:30:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Council on American Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR, has issued a statement about the terror attack last night in Texas during a Muhammed Cartoon Exhibit. They're also partially blaming the organizers of the event for the violence and are equating them with the terrorists who carried out the attack. (bolding is mine) "We condemn yesterday's attack on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas, without reservation. "We also reiterate our view that violence in response to anti-Islam programs like the one in Garland is more insulting to our faith than any cartoon, however defamatory. Bigoted speech can never...
  • Muhammad Cartoon Contest: Note to Jihadists, in America, We Shoot Back

    05/04/2015 2:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A pair of would-be jihadists learned a very important lesson over the weekend – in America, we shoot back.The men, believed to be radicalized roommates from Phoenix, tried to launch an attack on a gathering of freedom-lovers in of all places – the Lone Star State. It would turn out to be a most unfortunate decision. The cold hard reality is that we don’t know how many more radicalized Muslims might be living among us – waiting to wage jihad. It turned out those practicing their First Amendment rights were protected by those practicing their Second Amendment rights. Within a...
  • Abbott: Garland Shooting Strikes At Heart Of First Amendment

    05/04/2015 1:00:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Patrick Svitek Terri Langford and Alana Rocha, The Texas Tribune
    Texas' elected officials treaded carefully Monday as they reacted to a shooting on Sunday in Garland that left two gunmen dead outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Some called it an attack on free speech, while others simply thanked law enforcement and said they were monitoring the situation. Speaking with reporters Monday morning, Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a "heinous crime" that struck at the heart of the First Amendment. He added he would not feel differently if the shooting had happened in connection with an event mocking Christianity. "What Christians believe is we need to...
  • Islam and Cultural Jihad

    05/04/2015 12:09:49 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 5 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/04/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The belief that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islamic terrorists have twisted that faith to unrecognizable extremes is a false interpretation that surrounds today’s narrative regarding Islam”, writes Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The greater overall threat this misconception poses is neglected because of fear and outright denial to acknowledge what or who our enemy truly is. The more we lie to ourselves and allow our politicians, media and government officials to lie to us, the more we enable terrorists to become embolden. Spencer further notes, “we cannot possible defeat an enemy whom we refuse to understand, refuse...
  • Official Identifies One Suspect in Attack at Texas Anti-Islam Event

    05/04/2015 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 4, 2015 | By MANNY FERNANDEZ and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    GARLAND, Tex. — One of the two gunmen who were killed Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to present cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was identified on Monday by a law enforcement official as a man who had previously been labeled by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. Police officers shot and killed the man, identified as Elton Simpson of Phoenix, and his companion Sunday evening, outside the Curtis Culwell Center, at an event organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a New York-based group that also uses the name Stop Islamization of America....
  • Police: 1 Officer Fatally Shot Both Gunmen Outside Muhammad Cartoon Event, 'Saved Lives'

    05/04/2015 8:34:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2015
    GARLAND, Texas -- 1 officer fatally shot both gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event, 'saved lives'
  • ISIS Comes To Texas – This Is War

    05/04/2015 6:51:47 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | May 4 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Now this is personal… Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugs) and Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch) are people I consider friends. I’ve known Pamela a long time. Geert Wilders has long been a man I have admired. And now ISIS has the gall to attack us on our own soil, in Texas no less! In the spirit of this attack and considering it is a declaration of war on American soil with ISIS, they can go pound sand. From my friends at IOTWReport.com: Last night in Garland, Texas at the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest,” which this site promoted, two armed...