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  • Arabic TN billboard aims to convert Muslims to Christianity

    07/29/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    WBTW News13 ^ | 07/29/2015 | WKRN staff
    A billboard in Antioch written in Arabic seeks to convert Muslims to Christianity. The billboard says “Where will you go after death? Is there forgiveness to your sins and bad deeds?” before quoting a Christian bible verse. MTSU Professor Saleh Sbenaty translated the billboard for News 2 and said the message is very clear. He said the billboard is aiming to convert Muslims to Christianity.
  • Protesters call for defunding of Planned Parenthood (Tennessee)

    07/28/2015 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Jennifer Johnson
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - More than 60 rallies were held across the country Tuesday to condemn Planned Parenthood. The organization has come under fire after recently released videos appear to show it has been selling the tissue of aborted fetuses to the highest bidder. Each year, Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million in government funding. Protesters called on lawmakers to defund the organization in every state. Undercover video released last week by anti-abortion group has launched a nationwide controversy. In it, the head of the Medical Director’s Council for Planned Parenthood can be seen discussing the sale of aborted...
  • UPDATE: Bradley deputy shoots, kills attacker (TN)

    07/28/2015 6:58:05 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    WRCBTV.COM ^ | July 28, 2015 | Megan Roberts
    BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: A Bradley County deputy shot and killed a man early Tuesday morning after he attacked her at her home. At 2:00am, Tiffany Goodwin Oakley, a female deputy with the Bradley County Sheriff's a Department came to her house on her overnight shift lunch break. There, she saw a man hiding behind a vehicle on her property and asked what he was doing. He then attacked the deputy. "He tackled her and they got in a scuffle and he took his hands and put them around her face and tried to kill her," Sheriff Eric...
  • Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/27/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 27, 2015 | Carol E. Lee
    Obama Blasts GOP Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal President says opponents of accord are playing ‘fast and loose’ with facts By Carol E. Lee July 27, 2015 9:36 a.m. ET ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—President Barack Obama excoriated Republican critics of the nuclear agreement with Iran—particularly the GOP presidential candidates—saying they’re playing “fast and loose” with the facts to scuttle the accord and making a mockery of the American political process. Mr. Obama has studiously avoided publicly commenting on the campaign to replace him, but on Monday he bristled over his signature foreign policy achievement becoming a centerpiece of the 2016 debate....
  • If the GOP manages to kill the Iran deal...(tr) (barf alert)

    07/27/2015 7:14:57 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 17 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | Robert W. Merry
    This is breathtaking in its own fanaticism—and in the ignorance that, one might have hoped, would have been tucked away after Romney’s 2012 presidential defeat at the hands of a lackluster incumbent. A survey of recent Iranian history suggests that its leaders, while starkly fundamentalist in their religious sensibility, conduct foreign policy based on a logical understanding of their national interests and an often brilliant pursuit of them within the context of geopolitical reality. They certainly never sent an army halfway around the world to overthrow the leader of a sovereign state with the intent of establishing a beachhead for...
  • Baptists show support by visiting local mosque for Friday prayers

    07/27/2015 4:50:04 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    imesFreePress.com ^ | July 25th, 2015 | Joy Lukachick Smith and Evan Hoopfer
    As a police escort led the funeral procession for Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, people in the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga mosque bowed their heads in prayer. And as thousands lined the streets of Chattanooga to wave American flags, hold signs and salute as the hearse passed them by, a small group of non-Muslims lined the back wall of the prayer room of the mosque to offer support for the local Islamic community. On July 16, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, from a local Muslim family, fatally shot four Marines at a Navy/Marine operations center...
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • Westboro Baptist reportedly planning to protest funerals of slain servicemen, locals plan counter-pr

    07/18/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press via Young Conservatives ^ | July 18, 2015 | Chattanooga Times Free Press Staff
    A Twitter account allegedly run by Westboro Baptist church says that the congregation intends to protest the funerals of the military members killed in Chattanooga earlier this week. The account claims that God sent the shooter to kill the servicemembers and it insinuates that their murders are part of God’s punishment for America moving away from their Biblical standards.From Times Free Press: Claiming that God sent the gunman to the military installations in Chattanooga, Westboro Baptist on Saturday indicated that it planned to protest the funerals of the slain Marines and Sailor.Blaming the killings in part on the acceptance of...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Army To Recruiters: Avoid Civilians Who Volunteer To Guard, Report Them

    07/24/2015 3:17:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 20, a policy letter from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) instructed recruiters to avoid contact and/or conversation with armed “law-abiding” civilians who volunteer to guard recruitment centers and to report said volunteers to law enforcement “if the recruiter feels threatened.” Stars and Stripes responded to the letter with a July 22 headline that read, “Army To Recruiters: Treat Armed Citizens As Security Threat.”
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave themselves

    07/23/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/23/15 | OLAF EKBERG
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil.
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Corker to Kerry: Dude, you got fleeced by the mullahs (Kabuki)

    07/23/2015 9:25:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It all started off so well for Secretary of State John Kerry. At the beginning of his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the deal he crafted with Iran, Kerry got a hero’s welcome from a group of observers to the hearing. Granted, it was from the deep thinkers of Code Pink, but you gotta take what you can get, amirite? Kerry told the committee that he could guarantee this deal would prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon during the term of the agreement, which prompted chair Bob Corker (R-TN) to reply, “You’ve been fleeced“:
  • Marines SACRIFICED THEMSELVES to save the lives of others in Chattanooga jihad massacre

    07/23/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Anyone who doesn’t weep reading this has no heart. Marines SACRIFICED THEMSELVES to save the lives of others in jihad shooting. Obama sacrifices American lives to protect Islam. Some of the Marines who died at the hands of the Muslim Jihadi terrorist willingly put themselves in the line of fire to save the others and this new revelation of their heroism must be told. Hopefully more details will come out in the near future: NEW YORK TIMES – Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/23/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    WREG.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. ” We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and...
  • FBI chief: Islamic State group bigger threat than al-Qaida

    07/22/2015 9:18:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2015 10:07 PM EDT | Ken Dilanian
    The Islamic State group’s effort to inspire troubled Americans to violence has become more of a terror threat to the U.S. than an external attack by al-Qaida, the FBI director said Wednesday. FBI Director James Comey told an audience at the Aspen Security Forum that the Islamic State group, which has proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, has influenced a significant but unknown number of Americans through a year-long campaign on social media urging Muslims who can’t travel to the Middle East to “kill where you are.” Twitter handles affiliated with the group have more than 21,000...
  • FBI calls Chattanooga shooter a homegrown violent extremist

    07/22/2015 6:13:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Chattanooga gunman who killed five U.S. troops acted alone without help from anyone else, and investigators are treating him as a "homegrown violent extremist," the FBI said Wednesday. However, it is too early to determine whether Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was "radicalized" before the attacks at two military sites, said Ed Reinhold, the FBI's special agent in charge in Knoxville. Officials did not clarify the difference between homegrown violent extremism and radicalization. For the first time, officials provided a rough timeline of what happened at the second facility the 24-year-old attacked. Abdulazeez opened fire on the first facility, a recruiting...
  • Andy’s Law Sponsor in Tennessee Calls for Action in Wake of Jihadi Attack

    07/22/2015 10:11:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 22 July 15 | Christopher Holton
    During the past legislative session, Representative Judd Matheny and Senator Bill Ketron of Tennessee authored important state-level counterterrorism legislation known as “Andy’s Law.” Andy’s Law, which has also passed in Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana, strengthens state-level terrorism and material support for terrorism statutes, arming state and local law enforcement with vital legal tools as they become the tip of the spear in the war against Jihad. Andy’s Law also creates a civil legal cause of action, empowering victims of terrorism to seek damages from individuals and organizations that provide material support to those who commit acts of terrorism. Andy’s Law...
  • Boehnor Vows Fight to Scuttle Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/22/2015 8:54:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 22, 2015 | Fox News
    House Speaker John Boehner vows to do 'everything possible' to stop President Obama's newly struck Iran nuclear deal, as Congress formally begins consideration of the hard-fought pact.
  • Obama Dragged Kicking and Screaming to Lower White House Flag in Honor of Chattanooga Terror Victims

    07/21/2015 12:02:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama's doing damage control in Pittsburgh. He just finished. He's addressing the -- I guess the VFW convention. He finally announced they're gonna lower the flag at the White House to half staff in honor of the Marines killed in Chattanooga. They held out as long as they could. They looked for a motive. They overturned every rock. They looked into every nook and cranny. They were desperate to find anything that they could latch onto that said this had nothing to do with militant Islam, and finally they found just the opposite. They found evidence that militant...
  • Chattanooga Terrorist: The Dylan Roof Of Radical Islam

    07/21/2015 11:57:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    On the surface, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and Dylan Roof might seem to have little in common but the brutal nature of their crimes. The former was a Muslim terrorist who killed five U.S. servicemen and wounded several others at a recruiting office in Chattanooga last week. The latter is the white supremacist who slaughtered nine innocent people at a historic black church in Charleston last month.
  • Tennessee declines to hide statue of First KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest with shrubs

    07/21/2015 11:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Just south of Nashville, Tennessee, along Interstate 65, there sits a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest riding on horseback, surrounded by Confederate battle flags. For those with little more than a passing interest in American history, Forrest may be only known to you as the person after whom Forrest Gump was named in the movie. Others will know that he was a Confederate general and the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. It’s been sitting there on private land since 1998, but given recent events you can imagine that it’s become the target of renewed political interest. The Metro...
  • VA Man stands guard outside military recruiting center with AR 15

    07/21/2015 7:55:57 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 13 replies
    The Virginia Post ^ | July 19, 2015 | Roman B
    WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were WINCHESTER, Va. – The horrific murder of four Marines in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” — meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons....
  • Man armed with AR-15 stands guard at Virginia military recruiting offices

    07/21/2015 8:01:39 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 19 replies
    MyFOXDC ^ | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 1:56 PM EST | By Emily Miller, FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter
    WINCHESTER, Va. - The horrific murder of four Marines and one Navy petty officer in Chattanooga showed the vulnerability of military recruitment centers. They are in public locations, and by law, they are “gun free zones” -- meaning the military that are there are not allowed to carry their weapons. As the country realized the Marines that were killed were unarmed at the recruiting center, people have started showing up to provide security. At 8 a.m. Friday morning, one man decided to spend his day off standing guard outside of a military recruitment center in Winchester, Virginia. He is not...
  • Obama orders flags to half staff at White House for Chattanooga victims

    07/21/2015 9:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jim Acosta
    To honor service members killed in Chattanooga, President Obama orders flags be flown at half-staff at White House and other federal sites until sunset July 25. (CNN)The White House and U.S. Capitol both lowered flags to half staff by Tuesday afternoon, after they were out of sync Tuesday in their tributes to the five U.S. service members who were slain by a gunman in Chattanooga last week. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky announced Tuesday that flags at the Capitol would be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims. "Out of respect for...
  • Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims, after criticism

    07/21/2015 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2015
    resident Obama has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and federal buildings across the country to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., after facing pressure from lawmakers and others. In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, "We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We...
  • No explanation by Obama on flags not lowered to half-staff for Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/21/15 | Tritten
    WASHINGTON — The White House provided no explanation Monday amid questions over why the president had not ordered flags across the nation to half-staff in the wake of a Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting that killed five servicemembers. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama offered condolences last week and may speak to veterans at VFW conference Tuesday about the shooting, but he had no further comment. Obama has issued presidential proclamations that lowered flags at federal facilities and military bases after many mass shootings, including attacks at the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood in Texas, and Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut....
  • Chattanooga killings spark fury, demands for government action

    07/21/2015 8:42:28 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/21/15 | Jaffe et al
    <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Paula Proxmire was surrounded by screaming street preachers, angry protesters and unsettled mourners who had just arrived from Sunday church.</p> <p>Her son, Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, 26, had died on Saturday from wounds suffered in a shooting rampage here. The attacker was an aimless, depressed 24-year-old Muslim man whose online postings suggest he may have been motivated by radical Islamist movements...</p>
  • Todd Starnes: Do The Right Thing, Mr. President — Lower The Flag For The Chattanooga Victims

    07/21/2015 8:00:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    resident Obama did not sing "Amazing Grace" at a Chattanooga church over the weekend. Instead, he took in a Broadway show and played a round of golf. Governors in a number of states lowered the American flag to honor those lost --but the flag was not lowered at the White House. Five members of the Armed Forces were gunned down by a Muslim terrorist on American soil last week and yet the flag was not lowered to half-staff at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I’d like to know why.
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: The jihad is here, and every American is a target.

    07/21/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 21, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Four Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot dead in cold blood and one police officer was wounded last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The murderer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was not on any watch lists or any terror suspect lists.
  • Chattanooga Shooter Followed Al Qaeda Cleric Online in 2013 [FBI, Media still baffled on motive]

    07/21/2015 5:36:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez's family. Video tapes of Anwar al-Awlaki, the high-profile American al Qaeda cleric and recruiter, have circulated on the internet and have been popular in jihadist circles long after al-Awlaki's death by American drone strike in September 2011. ....there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez,...
  • Mother of Murdered Chattanooga Marine: Obama Has Not Called Me (VIDEO)

    07/20/2015 10:30:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/20/15 | Jim Hoft
    Cathy Wells, the mother of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells who was murdered last week in Chattanooga, joined Sean Hannity on Monday night. Cathy told Sean she has not received a call from President Obama. Sean Hannity: Have you heard from the president? Cathy Wells: No. Hannity: Does that surprise you? Cathy: No. Hannity: The same White House, I didn’t even see the flags at half-mast. Did you? Cathy: I know some states are doing it… Hannity: I’m talking about Washington. Cathy: No. Hannity: Is this the same White House that after the Supreme Court decision put rainbows on the White...
  • Tennessee rampage suspect went to Qatar in 2014: Sources

    07/20/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 07/20/2015 | Mark Hosenball, Reuters
    WASHINGTON - The man suspected of killing five members of the U.S. military in Tennessee last week was in Qatar at least once during a 2014 trip to the Middle East, according to two U.S. government sources who said reasons for the stopover were still unknown. U.S. investigators are trying to piece together Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez's travels to the region to see if he was radicalized by a militant group such as Islamic State. But they have no evidence he was in contact with militant groups or individuals.
  • Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive (srsly??)

    07/21/2015 12:38:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 11:07 PM EDT | Jay Reeves, Michael Biesecker and Adrian Sainz
    Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else? Until last Thursday’s shooting, the Kuwait-born 24-year-old was not on the radar of terrorism investigators. As a result, a portrait of his background, contacts, computer use and travels must be assembled from the ground up and pieced together. He blended into everyday life in...
  • Jihad Strikes the Bible Belt

    07/20/2015 6:06:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2015 | David S. Whitley
    Qur’an 3:32 - “Obey Allah and His Messenger; But if they turn back, then surely Allah does not love the unbelievers.” Jihad came to Chattanooga, Tennessee --- the heart of the Bible belt. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the son of a Palestinian and an immigrant from Kuwait, murdered four American Marines in cold blood for one reason and one reason only -- he was a devout Muslim. Qur'an 47:4 - “Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.”
  • TDOT DENIES REQUEST TO BLOCK NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST STATUE

    07/20/2015 3:14:50 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 28 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has “respectfully denied” the Metro Council’s request to block the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on Interstate 65. The council approved a resolution to ask TDOT to plant trees blocking its view to the public on July 8. The statue, which is surrounded by Confederate flags, sits on private property near the Harding Place exit. Monday, the department sent the following statement to News 2: TDOT does not plant foliage on its right-of-way with the sole intention of blocking items on private property based on what might be offensive to some and...
  • Obama Ordered Flags to Half Mast for Newtown, But Not 5 Military Personnel Murdered in Tenn.

    07/20/2015 2:26:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 20, 2015 | 1:48 PM EDT | Brittany M, Hughes
    As of Monday morning, July 20, the U.S. flag continued to fly at the top of the pole above the White House and at the U.S. Capitol building, five days after a gunman launched attacks in which he murdered five U.S. military personnel at facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. President Barack Obama has yet to order the flags to half-staff following this tragedy. By contrast, in 2012, President Obama did order the flags flown at half-staff on the same day as the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. […] Federal law states: “By order of the President,...
  • Bloomberg's Everytown Lauches Gun Control Push In Wake Of Chattanooga

    07/20/2015 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 20-24, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety has launched a “six-figure ad buy” to push for more gun control in the wake of alleged gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s attack on Marines and sailors in Chattanooga.
  • Obama STILL Has Not Ordered Flags Flown at Half-Mast for Servicemen Killed in Chattanooga Attack

    07/20/2015 1:11:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    This Sunday marks three days since an Islamist gunman opened fire Thursday on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five unarmed servicemen and wounding a policeman. President Barack Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the U.S. flag to half-staff at the White House and federal properties as a sign of respect and mourning for those killed, even though he (and former President George W. Bush) did so for previous mass killings by lone gunmen. In contrast it was only a matter of hours after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month before Obama bathed the White House...
  • After Chatanooga shooting, Congress weighs arming troops on bases

    07/20/2015 9:43:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 20, 2015 | Shontee Pant
    The Armed Services Committees are working to allow commanders to carry personal firearms through the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services chairmen are working together to “do more to protect our troops” following a deadly shooting on July 16 in Tennessee, according to a statement released Friday. A recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn. which claimed the lives of four Marines at military recruiting stations, has rekindled debate over rules prohibiting members of the military from carrying concealed weapons on military bases. ... The concealed-weapon amendment, if included in the final version of the bill, would allow the commander...
  • Pres. Candidate Cruz: Tennessee Attacks an 'Act of War'

    07/19/2015 11:35:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/15 | Ari Yashar
    epublican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has lashed out at US President Barack Obama for his handling of the lethal attacks on army sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee last Thursday, calling the shootings an "act of war." Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized US citizen, went on a shooting rampage at a naval base and army recruiting station murdering five, with one victim dying on Saturday of his wounds. The Muslim shooter, who is the son of a Palestinian Arab who previously was on a terrorist watch list, had posted several cryptic Islamic messages before the attack and said he...
  • Family spokesman: Mental health issues dogged shooter who killed 5

    07/19/2015 10:48:26 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    AOL ^ | 7-19-15 | JAY REEVES AND MICHAEL BIESECKER
    A Kuwait-born man who shot and killed five service members in Tennessee suffered from depression since his early teen years and also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help him clean himself up, a family spokesman said Sunday. The representative, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid unwanted publicity, said relatives of 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez believe those personal struggles are at the heart of last week's killings at a pair of military sites in Chattanooga. "They do not know of anything else to explain it," said the representative, who has been involved...
  • Donald Trump Calls Out Obama for Refusing to Condemn 'Islamic Terrorism' in Chattanooga Shooting

    07/19/2015 6:51:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/18/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump called out President Barack Obama for his refusal to say "Islamic terrorism" in reference to the shooting Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which left four people dead. Trump suggested that given the security concerns that America is facing, the time for political correctness is over. "It's going to get worse in our country and we better start fighting a lot tougher than we're fighting right now," Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in an interview. "If we're going to fight elements that are causing tremendous problems ... at least we have to start maybe being...
  • This Is The Absolute BEST Chattanooga Shooting Take Down

    07/19/2015 2:24:23 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 51 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | July 19, 2015 | Written by Red Dawn
    When it comes to Islam and Islamic terrorism, Obama’s super PC. He doesn’t even like combining those two words, because that’s sooooo mean and intolerant. One America News Network’s Tomi Lahren just single-handedly destroyed Obama’s PC crap regarding the Chattanooga shooting.
  • ‘None of them': Sheriff David Clarke explains why Obama ‘shrugged’ off Chattanooga shooting

    07/19/2015 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/19/15
    Sheriff Clarke gives the reason why he thinks Obama all but dismissed the Chattanooga shooting. David A. Clarke, Jr. âś” @SheriffClarke Obama's shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trevon Martin. 2:33 PM - 19 Jul 2015
  • Gov. Scott signs order to protect, arm Fla. National Guard members

    07/18/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7-18-2015 | WFTV
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the wake of the deadly shootings at two Tennessee military centers, Gov. Rick Scott has signed an executive order meant to protect and arm members of the Florida National Guard. In the executive order signed Saturday, Scott wants "to ensure that all qualified full-time Guardsmen are adequately armed for their personal protection." The order calls for expedited processing of concealed weapons permits for Florida Guardsmen.
  • Franklin Graham Urges Halt to Muslim Immigration

    07/18/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Facebook/FranklinGraham ^ | 07/18/2015 | Franklin Graham
    Four innocent Marines (United States Marine Corps) killed and three others wounded in ‪#‎Chattanooga‬ yesterday including a policeman and another Marine--all by a radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait. We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized--and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn't allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor...
  • Sgt. Sullivan, killed in Chattanooga attack, went to aid fellow Marines when he was fatally shot

    07/18/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 18 replies
    MassLive ^ | 7-17-2015 | Conor Berry
    SPRINGFIELD — He was a hero right to the end, according to those who served with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, one of four Marines killed in a deadly attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, in what some officials are calling an ISIS-inspired attack. Sullivan, a Springfield native raised in East Forest Park, was running to save his wounded colleagues when he, too, was shot. He didn't survive. Known as "Gunny" to his fellow Marines, Sullivan "died a hero yesterday," Marine Sgt. Amanda Vincent told Sullivan's family, who gathered Friday at the Hampden home of his parents, Gerry and Betty...
  • Remembering The Heroes Killed in Chattanooga

    07/18/2015 3:10:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    The identities of all four US Marines killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday have been released. On Friday, the Marine Corps issued a statement: It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow that the Marine Corps can officially confirm that the following Marines were killed on July 16, 2015, at the combined Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan (USMC) of Hampden, Massachusetts Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt (USMC) of Burke, North Carolina Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist (USMC) of Polk, Wisconsin Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells (USMCR) of Cobb, Georgia Among the fallen...