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Keyword: separatists

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  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellison’s writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school– under the name “Keith Hakim”– raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that “Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate… ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’

    11/30/2016 10:01:10 AM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 30, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    WASHINGTON — Several Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus Tuesday refused to denounce Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s call for a black state. One congressman stated, “I don’t see anything really objectionable.” . . . The Georgia Democrat said he wouldn’t comment on whether Ellison would have to denounce these comments. While Rep. Lewis said previous groups espoused similar ideas for a black state, the New Black Panther Party currently supports it. The group’s co-leader proposed an idea very similar to Ellison’s. He said that African-Americans should claim a “black nation” in “Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia.” Ellison’s...
  • Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

    11/26/2016 1:17:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jason Caruso
    As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • UKRAINE: MILITANTS Prepare Attacks in Advance then put blame on UKRAINIAN SECURITY SERVICES

    07/26/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT · by
    Burko News ^ | 26/07/2014 | Editor Roman burko
    BING TRANSLATION: EXAMPLE: "The MILITANTS are PREPARING ATTACKS in ADVANCE and try to PUT the BLAME for THEIR CONDUCT of the UKRAINIAN SECURITY SERVICES (link to one of the entries in open channels distributed by Zello"zamylivaniâ eye with Boeing" is epic!:)) Terrorists have continued their tactics of preventive information about upcoming terrorist attacks. The active redirection of focus information aside charges of preparing provocative actions that the Ukrainian side. This tactic was borrowed by the Russian security services, which have to achieve a particular support from the civilian population or the other acts of aggression against the oppressed...
  • SBU intercepts phone conversations of separatists admitting downing a civilian plane

    07/17/2014 1:31:18 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 25 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | 7/17/2014 | Kiev Post
    One phone call apparently was made at 4:40 p.m. Kyiv time, or 20 minutes after the plane crash, by Igor Bezler, who the SBU says is a Russian military intelligence officer and leading commander of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. He reports to a person identified by Ukraine’s SBU as a colonel in the main intelligence department of the general headquarters of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Vasili Geranin regarding the shot down plane, which is about to be examined by the militants. The second intercepted conversation released by the Security Service of Ukraine was apparently between militants...
  • UKRAINE: The terrorists in Donetsk are a disgrace!

    06/05/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT · by · 5 replies
    The terrorists in Donetsk are a disgrace! Today, pro-Russian terrorists broke into the Christian childrens home in Slovyansk and stole beds, mattresses and pillows. I am already angered that these morons don't have the decency to protect, but instead are causing unnecessary bloodshed! But now, to steal the beds of orphan children? I am angry! May the Ukrainian Army wipe these terrorists from the map and may God have mercy on their souls....because I do not! Praising God that the children who would normally be sleeping in those beds are here at Jeremiah's Hope camp sleeping safely in our care!...
  • UKRAINE: Saboteur promised- slain soldier $100, and an officer - $1000 [VIDEO]

    05/24/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT · by · 1 replies ^ | 5-24-2014
    Sniper from Russia, whose representatives SBU detained earlier in Kharkiv, said that for every one killed of Ukrainian military promised him $100 to $ 1,000. During interrogation, confessed saboteur, who arrived in Ukraine on orders Russian intelligence services and to also this he participated in military actions in Chechnya. 39-year-old Russian to shoot Ukrainian military for a fee. For the slain soldier was promised him $ 100, and an officer - 1000. Yet 2000 euro terrorist was to receive on his return to Russia, the press service of the SBU. Before leaving the territory of Ukraine attacker detailed briefing held...
  • Weekend clashes leave at least one dead as Kremlin-backed separatists go on offensive

    05/19/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 19, 2014, 11:33 a.m. | Mark Rachkevych
    Over the weekend, one Kremlin-backed separatist was killed, one wounded and an unspecified number were taken prisoner, including two Russian journalists, in clashes near Izium, Kharkiv Oblast, and Sloviansk and Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian authorities say. [....] The next day, Ukrainian forces foiled a plan to shoot at the airfield with portable air-defense systems. The pro-Russian rebels were disarmed, with an unspecified number taken prisoner, including two Russian journalists. The Defense Ministry said that the portable air-defense systems “are not owned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” in a May 18 statement. [....] The statement said that a group...
  • Separatists’ leader complains about low support in Donbas

    05/18/2014 1:58:03 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    ZIK TV ^ | Sunday 18 may, 2014, 20:13 | UNIAN
    Separatists’ leader complains about low support in Donbas In a televised address May 17, the leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Russia intelligence service officer Igor Strelkov complained about the low response Donbas residents show to his invitations to take up arms and fight for Donbas. “For over a month now, we, a small group of volunteers from Russia and Ukraine, responding to calls for help, came to Donbas to counter the Ukrainian army,” he said
  • UKRAINE Donbass: Terrorist organization "DNR" asks residents of Donetsk to die for them video

    05/18/2014 12:44:11 PM PDT · by · 8 replies ^ | 15:14 / 05/18/2014
    GOOGLE TRANSLATION: The leader of the terrorist organization, "DNI" Denis Pushilin appealed to residents to join Donetsk "armed forces" of terrorists. He stated this today, May 18, at a rally of his supporters on Lenin Square in Donetsk, where for the first time since March 1, gathered a RECORD LOW number of participants. Yesterday Igor terrorist Girkin also appealed to people of Donbass for help and complained that people in the region IGNORE militants
  • UKRAINE: Extremists in the East of Ukraine kill, kidnap and torture people, - UN

    05/16/2014 7:32:14 PM PDT · by ^ | 16 May 2014 19:32 | Deutsche Welle
    Separatists in the east of Ukraine «are well organized and armed» , it is spoken in the new report of the High Commissioner of the UN on human rights of Navi Pillay. According to the document, fighters are guilty in «purposeful murders, tortures, beatings, stealing, intimidation». So, according to authors of the report, especially often foreign and Ukrainian journalists become victims of similar crimes. It is reported that tens employees of mass media faced threats in the address, were stolen or illegally were late. Experts of the UN expressed concern and in connection with a problem of safety of candidates...
  • South-East Army 'commander' detained in Luhansk

    05/16/2014 3:50:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16.05.2014 16:14 | Ukrinform
    "Today, Interior Ministry officials detained commander of the South-East Army Alexei Aleksandrovich Rilke. He was convoyed to another region to conduct investigations and choose the best of preventive measures. He is charged with Article 109 and 208 of the Criminal Code," the minister said.
  • Ukraine Crisis: UN-Marked Combat Helicopters Used in Government Offensive Against Separatists

    05/14/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 5/14/2014 | Jack Moore
    Footage has emerged of a white Mil Mi-24 helicopter allegedly being used in Ukraine's antiterror operation against pro-Russian separatists near the Donetsk Oblast city of Kramatorsk. Three further combat Mi-24 helicopters and one transport Mi-8 helicopter bearing the UN logo were spotted in the region by the Russian news outlet Life News. The UN has distanced itself from the footage below [video at URL], stating that, as Ukraine is a contributor to the organisation's forces, it must remove any UN insignia when the materials are returned. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon said that any use of peacekeeping equipment,...
  • Gunmen leave civilians to defend rebel stronghold in Ukraine

    05/07/2014 1:16:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 6, 2014 2:31pm EDT | Maria Tsvetkova
    (Reuters) - Most mornings Alexandra, a painter and decorator in her late 20s, leaves her 10-year-old daughter at home, puts a starting pistol in her belt and walks to barricades in her hometown Slaviansk.
  • UKRAINE: Slav separatists promise torturing hostages to thwart elections

    Ponomariov promises to steal and kill people/Reuters TRANSLATION "The self-proclaimed "mayor" Slavic Vyacheslav Ponomarev promises to prevent presidential elections in Ukraine at any cost. He said in an interview with Russian newspaper "We will take all necessary measures to election in the southeast did not take place" - he said, referring not only captured terrorists Slovyansk, but the entire Ukraine. "Take someone in captivity and pìdvìsimo for I * I. realistically, you understand?", answered questions on the journalist utočnûval′ne Ponomarev. He also has promised to purge dissenters, calling it "a harsh truth of life." But beyond that, Ponomarev...
  • Pro-Russian Separatists Have Message for Obama: “America **** You”

    04/16/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/16/14 | Jim Hoft
    So much for that reset button.The pro-Russian goons who have seiged several public buildings in Eastern Ukraine sent a message to America today. Some salty language among the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. RT @svaboda: Узброенымі людзьмі захоплены Данецкі The Ukrainians fear the Russian plan is to kill 100-200 people and then flood Eastern Ukraine with soldiers.Pravda Ukraine reported: Russian military were tasked to kill a few hundred people, and then enter troops into Ukraine.This was told at a briefing a leader of counterintelligence SBU Vitaly Naida.“The main purpose of commandos and special forces operations in the territory of Ukraine is...
  • Flemish separatists make big gains in Belgian local elections

    10/15/2012 8:46:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 15 October 2012 | ( with Reuters)
    A founding EU member, Belgium, is struggling to maintain political unity as a separatist party scored major victories in municipal elections yesterday (14 October) and its leader is set to become mayor of the second city, raising the pressure on a fragmented national government. The Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (New Flemish Alliance or N-VA) won the most votes in a vast swathe of districts in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, including the port city of Antwerp. The party's leader, Bart De Wever, was on course to become the city's mayor after the N-VA were on 36% of the vote with most of...
  • A Russian Made Disaster in Kyrgyzstan

    06/15/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 13, 2010 | Sultan Knish
    The violence unleashed in Kyrgyzstan is being spun as ethnic rioting. The reality is a good deal more complex, and the blame can be laid directly at Russia's door. Russia's coup against the Bakiyev government which took power in the Tulip Revolution leveraged Uzbek separatists in the Osh Province to suppress Kyrgiz nationalist supporters of Bakiyev. Russia had been trying for a while to force out Manas Air Base, a US air force base that serves as a vital link to US forces in Afghanistan. Russia tolerated Bakiyev, so long as he was against the US base. But once Bakiyev...
  • Backlash for Lowe's as ads pulled from TLC's "All-American Muslim"

    12/12/2011 5:17:27 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | A.D. 12 December 2011 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER
    The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."
  • Basque separists ETA say armed struggle is over

    10/20/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 29 replies
    France 24 ^ | October 20th 2011 | AFP staff
    AFP - Armed Basque separatist group ETA declared Thursday "the definitive cease of its armed activity" after four decades of bombing and shooting for a homeland independent of Spain. "ETA has decided the definitive cease of its armed activity," the group said in a statement issued in Basque, Spanish, French and English on the website of Basque newspaper Gara. "ETA calls upon the Spanish and French goverments to open a process of a direct dialogue with the aim of addressing the resolution of the consequences of the conflict and, thus, to overcome the armed confrontation," it said. "Through this historical...
  • Autopsy: Michigan imam suffered 21 gunshot wounds

    02/01/2010 9:50:12 AM PST · by freespirited · 117 replies · 2,607+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02/01/10 | Ed White
    DEARBORN, Mich. — An autopsy report shows that a Muslim prayer leader suffered 21 gunshot wounds during an FBI raid at a warehouse in a Detroit suburb where agents were attempting to arrest him. The report released Monday by the Wayne County medical examiner's office indicates that Luqman Ameen Abdullah was shot once in the back. Earlier Monday, Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad (huh-DAD') said it would take several more weeks for his department to complete its investigation into the Oct. 28 shooting. Abdullah was described as a leader of a national radical Sunni group that wants to create an...
  • FBI kills extremist leader, Shootout in Detroit

    10/28/2009 11:35:59 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 67 replies · 3,364+ views
    Politico ^ | 28 Oct, 2009 | POLITICO STAFF
    The alleged head of a militant Islamic group was killed in a shootout with FBI agents in Detroit Wednesday, the FBI announced. Luqman Ameen Abdullah and 10 other men were to be arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit a series of federal crimes. From the FBI release: "During the arrests today, the suspects were ordered to surrender. At one location, four suspects surrendered and were arrested without incident. Luqman Ameen Abdullah did not surrender and fired his weapon. An exchange of gun fire followed and Abdullah was killed. An FBI canine was also killed during the exchange. "Abdullah was...
  • Parent objects to 'second' national anthem (big education indoctrination alert)

    03/09/2009 8:28:45 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 24 replies · 1,120+ views ^ | 3-9-09 | MARGARET REIST
    A Lakeview Elementary parent is upset the audience of a school program on Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to stand for a song known as the black national anthem. Two teachers performed the song, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” — known to some as the “Black National Anthem” — as part of a 15-minute program during Black History Month. Russ Roberts, who has a first-grade daughter and fourth-grade son at Lakeview, said he was shocked when the audience was asked to stand for the song after it was identified as the “Black National Anthem.” He said he doesn’t object...
  • Good Morning America ad, "Michelle Obama will only talk to Robin Roberts"

    08/03/2008 8:09:58 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies · 809+ views
    ABC television network | 8/3/08
    While watching ABC This Week, ABC ran a Good Morning America television commercial with the tagline of Michelle Obamab will only talk to Robin Roberts, who happens to be a fellow African-American woman.
  • Michelle Obama and Black Separationists at Princeton

    03/15/2008 2:16:01 PM PDT · by antonia · 75 replies · 4,607+ views ^ | February 25th, 2008 | MCCAIN (not the candidate)
    Michelle Obama's Refined RacismMichelle Obama and Black Separationists at Princeton republic: The Michelle Obama FileSearch for obama princeton thesis site:www.freerepublic.comRead the full thesis here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Or here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. For months during the nominating process, Michelle Obama's graduating thesis has been under lock and key at Princeton University. The university stated suspiciously that it would be available to the public after the general election. Nobody knew why until now. Michelle Obama's Refined RacismThe sequestering of an academic thesis was unprecedented at Princeton, a liberal university that...
  • Barak Hussain Obama's Separatist Black Church Website

    01/14/2008 5:23:29 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 22 replies · 526+ views
    THE BLACK VALUE SYSTEM Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the Black Value System, written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee, chaired by the late Vallmer Jordan in 1981. Dr. Manford Byrd, our brother in Christ, withstood the ravage of being denied his earned ascension to the number one position in the Chicago School System. His dedication to the pursuit of excellence, despite systematic denials, has inspired the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ. Prayerfully, we have called upon the wisdom of all past generations of suffering Blacks for guidance in fashioning an instrument of Black self-determination, the Black...
  • The Secularists' Fraudulent Revolution (Or The Revival Of French Canada Alert)

    11/09/2007 10:55:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 476+ views ^ | 11/10/2007 | Ted Byfield
    The latest disclosure came when Radio Canada announced the "Felix" awards for Quebec-generated popular music. A folk-song group calling itself "Mes Aieux" (My Ancestors) had produced what was voted the most popular song in Quebec. It's called "Dégénérations" which (when spoken) could mean either "degeneration," an apt description of what has been happening in Quebec, or perhaps just "generations," a wistful observance of changing times. The words of the song leave no doubt, however, about its message. They recall and extol the old Quebecois, who courageously broke the land and founded French Canada. The song likewise deplores their descendants who...
  • Kosovo Albanians celebrate Clinton's birthday

    08/20/2007 5:25:21 AM PDT · by joan · 31 replies · 1,345+ views
    Focus News Agency ^ | August 20, 2007
    20 August 2007 | 01:46 | FOCUS News Agency Pristina. Hundreds of Kosovo Albanians attended a folk concert to celebrate the 61th birthday of former US president Bill Clinton on Sunday, remembering his support for their separatist struggle. Dancing to Albanian folk music before a huge birthday cake outside the national theatre, they expressed gratitude for Clinton's approval of a NATO bombing campaign to end a Serbian crackdown during the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict. "I hope president Clinton lives to be 101. I hope his wife Hillary is elected president and rules America as her husband did," said Lutfi Salihu, a...
  • Kosovo: 'Frozen-Conflict' Zones React To Bush's Indepedence Remarks

    06/11/2007 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Lukasz · 67 replies · 800+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 11, 2007 | Grant Podelco
    June 11, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, during visits to Albania and Bulgaria, made his most definitive statements yet about the future status of the Serbian province of Kosovo.On a visit to Sofia today, Bush reiterated that "America believes that Kosovo ought to be independent." In Tirana on June 10, Bush said he does not support "endless dialogue" over Kosovo's future status. The U.S. president's comments, which left little room for misinterpretation, are reverberating not only in Belgrade and Pristina, but in other breakaway regions and so-called frozen-conflict zones -- Chechnya, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Transdniester....
  • La Raza and Americans

    05/31/2007 3:19:04 AM PDT · by Baladas · 44 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jim Simpson
    A recent proposal in Congress — H.R. 1999, which was cosponsored in April by Reps. Ruben Hinojosa of Texas and Rick Renzi of Arizona — would provide $10 million a year to a radical immigration group, the National Council of La Raza (meaning "the race"). It gets better. Have you heard of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, better known by its acronym MEChA? If you live in California, you have. This group's Web site states: "We are Chicanos and Chicanas of Aztlan reclaiming the land of out birth," which according to their revisionist history, includes areas of the Southwestern United...
  • Persecution of Assam's Hindi speakers

    05/23/2007 5:56:32 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 5 replies · 549+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Subir Bhaumik
    There has been a mass exodus of Hindi-speaking migrants (All pics by Subhamoy Bhattacharjee) Hindi-speaking migrants have started fleeing India's north-eastern state of Assam again after a week of massacres and bomb attacks left nine dead and more than 20 injured. Separatists of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Ulfa) were blamed for the nearly 10 explosions in the third week of May, when attacks on migrants resumed in the northern districts of Dibrugarh and Sibsagar after a lull of three months. Then followed a spate of bombings stretching from the far northern district of Tinsukia to the western...
  • Harsh realities hit home in Quebec (Franco-socialism a bust!)

    03/28/2007 2:35:49 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 20 replies · 568+ views
    Financial Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | Sean Silcoff
    Harsh realities hit home in QuebecElection a 'real wake-up call,' Jarislowsky says Sean Silcoff, Financial Post Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Laurent Verreault is chief executive of one of Quebec's most successful firms, Groupe Laperriere et Verreault. To compete, GL&V -- a global leader in technology that separates liquids and solids for mining, pulp-and-paper and water treatment facilities -- does some things a bit differently. Its corporate office is in Montreal, but the CEO works from his Florida condo. His three vice-presidents are in the U.K. and India; his son Richard, the president, is in the United States. GL&V...
  • For Conservative Muslims, Goal of Isolation a Challenge [Aw Jeez...]

    09/05/2006 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Alouette · 34 replies · 961+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Caryle Murphy
    Twelve girls sat in rows at the front of the community room in Silver Spring's Muslim Community Center, calming their nerves with giggles and girl talk. In their sweaty hands, they held prepared speeches. On their heads, they wore scarves in a rainbow of colors: pink, brown, gold, white and lavender. The seventh- and eighth-graders were competing in a debate on this question: Is a segregated, all-Islamic upbringing key to protecting your Muslim identity? Eight of the dozen argued yes, using variants of the theme offered by Fatimah Waseem. Young Muslims "join with the non-Muslims, copy them and look up...
  • Conservatives lead separatists: poll (indicates major CPC surge in Quebec!)

    05/02/2006 2:58:22 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 25 replies · 556+ views
    Reuters - Canada (for La Presse) ^ | Tue May 2, 2006 | Staff
    Conservatives lead separatists: poll Reuters - Canada Tue May 2, 2006 OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Conservatives are rapidly gaining support in Quebec and are now more popular than the province's separatist party, according to a new poll published on Tuesday. The CROP poll for La Presse put the Conservatives at 34 percent in Quebec, up from the 25 percent the party won during the January 23 election. The separatist Bloc Quebecois, which a few months ago was flirting with 50 percent backing, dropped to 31 percent from 42 percent on January 23. The Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, unexpectedly...
  • Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try

    11/15/2005 6:22:45 AM PST · by robowombat · 44 replies · 900+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov 8, 2005 | Josh Burek
    Seceding seldom succeeds, but Vermonters try By Josh Burek | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor MONTPELIER, VT. – Politics, like fall foliage, turns faster in Vermont. The state was out front opposing slavery and first to approve civil unions. And if the activists who met here last month succeed, the state will set another precedent: first to secede since 1861. No, this wasn't a clandestine meeting of militants. It was a convention for Ver- monters, held in the plush, gold-domed capitol. And its keynote - that separating from the United States is a just remedy for the federal...
  • Muslim villager shot dead

    11/04/2005 10:04:18 PM PST · by Fair Go · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Muslim villager shot dead 05nov05 A MUSLIM villager has been shot dead by suspected Islamic insurgents in Thailand's restive south while walking home after evening prayers at a mosque, police said today. Leeya Samukama, 27, was killed in an ambush late yesterday in Narthiwat, one of Thailand's violence-plagued southern provinces, they said. The suspected militants also shot and wounded Leeya's friend, Nasuha Ar-ware, 25, who was admitted to hospital, police said, adding they collected several shells from an AK47 assault rifle from the scene. Violence in the three Muslim-majority provinces of mainly Buddhist Thailand has killed more than 1000 people...
  • God save the … Liberal Party (Canada: open corruption & mindless political correctness)

    08/20/2005 10:20:48 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 17 replies · 470+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 20, 2005 | Ted Byfield
    OH! CANADA - Ted Byfield God save the … Liberal Party August 20, 2005 The prime minister of Canada had to reassure his nation this week that the woman he has chosen to act as the pinnacle symbol of Canadian unity does not in fact favor breaking up the country. Whether she had at one time espoused this, he did not say. He could nevertheless unreservedly declare to Canadians that now that she has been offered the job of governor general of Canada (with a household and travel budget that runs around $20 million a year) she finds herself...
  • Group threatens to behead hostage in Iran-TV

    06/20/2005 2:21:22 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 681+ views
    Reuters ^ | Group threatens to behead hostage in Iran-TV
    DUBAI, June 20 (Reuters) - A little-known group said it had abducted an Iranian security agent and would behead him unless Iran freed jailed members of the group, Al Arabiya television reported on Monday. A video tape aired by the satellite channel showed four gunmen standing near the hostage, who was identified as Shahab Mansouri. A fifth man appeared to be questioning him, but there was no soundtrack. "A group calling itself the Organisation of God's Soldiers ... said it would send the hostage's head as a gift to the elected president if its demands are not met," Al Arabiya...
  • Paul Martin: A Minister Past His Prime (Canada's Liberals In Disarray Alert)

    04/29/2005 11:23:58 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 905+ views ^ | 04/30/05 | Ted Byfield
    When the promising Paul Martin took over the reins of the Liberal Party 17 months ago, making him prime minister of Canada, the uppermost question was: Would he win the forthcoming election by the greatest margin in Canadian history, or merely by one of the greatest margins? When the election arrived last June, he almost lost it, gaining 135 seats in the 308-seat house, only enough to form a minority government. The rival Tories took 99 seats, Quebec's secessionist Bloc Quebecois 54, and the socialist New Democratic Party 19. There was one independent. Last week, a distraught Martin – exhausted,...

    03/24/2005 12:30:26 PM PST · by jb6 · 3 replies · 213+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | March 24
    MOSCOW, March 24 (RIA Novosti) - The old frictions between the Georgians and the South Ossetians detonated in the winter of 1989-1990 as a result of the nationalist policy of the then Tbilisi leadership. At the end of 1989, Georgian authorities sent Interior Ministry forces to Tskhinvali. The Ossetians then formed their National Guard, and military actions broke out. Uncontrolled militia groups also appeared. When Zviad Gamsakhurdia was in power in Georgia between 1990-1991, Tbilisi toughened its "Georgia for Georgians" policy and intensified attempts to solve "the Ossetian problem" militarily using heavy armaments. On December 9, 1990, the Supreme Soviet...
  • Thailand on edge after unprecedented car bomb in restive south

    02/17/2005 10:44:25 PM PST · by JimSEA · 11 replies · 501+ views
    Turkist ^ | 02-18-2005 | AFP
    BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand has felt an alarming escalation of violence in the Muslim-majority south marked by an unprecedented car bomb that killed six people just hours after Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had left the region. The bomb also left 44 people injured, including up to five critically, when it detonated Thursday night inside a pickup truck parked next to a busy hotel in Sungai Kolok, a town on the Malaysian border. "One of the injured died this morning at Sungai Kolok hospital," taking the toll to six, a police officer in the town told AFP. The attack was the...
  • Zapatero's provocative weakness

    12/31/2004 9:51:33 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 268+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 31, 2004 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    One would like to think of Spain's repulsive Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, as just an unpleasant byproduct of last March's terrible terrorist attacks on Madrid commuter trains. Zapatero's only there because Spain's traumatized voters temporarily lost their senses in an election held just days after huge terror attacks and unexpectedly voted him in. But he's rapidly shaping up as something more nefarious than merely Jacques Chirac's faithful poodle. Politics are taking some strange disorienting directions in Spain now as a result of Zapatero's radical leftist government. Thursday, Spain's Basque Parliament voted 39-35 to scale back ties to Madrid,...
  • 4 Explosions Reported in Madrid

    12/03/2004 9:57:21 AM PST · by AndyStevenson · 97 replies · 8,198+ views
    The Cable news networks are reporting 4 explosions that just happened in Madrid, after apparent Basque threats this morning
  • Madrid Attacked...All reporting...none confirming

    12/03/2004 10:02:48 AM PST · by CJR812 · 91 replies · 5,674+ views
    This looks like a merger of ETA and Al Qaeda to me
  • Blue states buzz over secession

    11/08/2004 11:00:51 PM PST · by kattracks · 193 replies · 6,061+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/09/04 | Joseph Curl
    Secession, which didn't work very well when it was tried once before, is suddenly red hot in the blue states. In certain precincts, anyway.      One popular map circulating on the Internet shows the 19 blue states won by Sen. John Kerry — Washington, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland and the Northeastern states — conjoined with Canada to form the "United States of Canada." The 31 red states carried by Mr. Bush are depicted as a separate nation dubbed "Jesusland." The idea isn't just a joke; one top Democrat says, "The segment of the country that pays...
  • Blue States Buzz Over Secession

    11/09/2004 6:07:51 PM PST · by GaryL · 346 replies · 9,377+ views
    The Washington TImes ^ | November 9 , 2004 | Joseph Curl
    Secession, which didn't work very well when it was tried once before, is suddenly red hot in the blue states. In certain precincts, anyway. One popular map circulating on the Internet shows the 19 blue states won by Sen. John Kerry -- Washington, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland and the Northeastern states -- conjoined with Canada to form the "United States of Canada." The 31 red states carried by Mr. Bush are depicted as a separate nation dubbed "Jesusland."
  • 'Gay Day' at Six Flags protested

    09/14/2004 11:17:39 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 894+ views ^ | Wednesday, September 15, 2004
    Wednesday, September 15, 2004 'Gay Day' at Six Flags protestedGroup to picket outside theme park, urge families to boycott Posted: September 15, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 One day after controversy erupted over a "Muslims-only" day planned for a New Jersey Six Flags theme park this week, a Texas Six Flags amusement park is coming under fire for its planned "Gay Day." Organizers of say they're following their yearly tradition of protesting the unofficial "Gay Day" at the theme park this Saturday. Like they did last year, pro-family Texans will gather at the entrance of the park with signs to...
  • The Great Muslim Adventure Day

    09/09/2004 5:13:42 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 52 replies · 1,032+ views
    Insha Allah, on September 17th, 2004, the New Jersey theme park, Six Flags Great Adventure, is set to be transformed as "The Great Muslim Adventure Day", an event organized by ICNA.This event is designed to provide entertainment for the entire family!Alhamdulillah, the entire park is reserved for Muslims only!Last time, this event was attended by more than 10,000 Muslims, making it the largest Muslim gathering in the Northeast.Insha Allah, this year, this multi-ethnic event will bring Muslims together in fun environment and we will be able to teach our kids while they enjoy their day in the park.
  • Dhimmitude at Six Flags? "The Great Muslim Adventure Day"

    09/13/2004 7:48:09 AM PDT · by TopQuark · 59 replies · 2,195+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | September 13, 2004
    Dhimmitude at Six Flags? "The Great Muslim Adventure Day" Now wait a minute. Can someone fill me in here? I know that the well-heeled can buy the exclusive use of an amusement park for a day, but isn't it a violation of anti-discrimination laws for a park to restrict admission on the basis of religion? Will ticket buyers have to recite the Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith? Or is this something that happens all the time, and Christian groups often buy out Six Flags for a Christian-only day? Let me know, please. From the Islamic Circle of North...