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  • DNI Clapper: Denuclearizing North Korea ‘Probably a Lost Cause’; State: ‘That is Not Our Position’

    10/27/2016 7:59:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 26, 2016 | 4:29 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday it was “probably a lost cause” trying to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons capability. But a State Department spokesman said that was not the Obama administration’s position — denuclearization of the peninsula remains the goal. “I think the notion of getting the North Koreans to denuclearize is probably a lost cause,” Clapper said at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “They are not going to do that. That is their ticket to survival.” Clapper said from Pyongyang’s perspective, “they are under siege and they...
  • Dutch court convicts 5 men for mosque arson attack

    10/27/2016 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2016 8:43 AM EDT
    A Dutch court has convicted five right-wing extremists and sentenced them to four years’ imprisonment for throwing Molotov cocktails at a mosque, saying the attack had “terrorist characteristics.” Overijssel Court passed the sentence Thursday for a Feb. 27 attack on a mosque in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede. Nobody was injured in the attack and it did not cause serious damage to the mosque. …
  • ISIS suspect charged with scouting Berlin attack sites

    10/27/2016 6:19:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2016 13:49 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had brought charges against a 19-year-old Syrian man accused of having scouted targets in Berlin for a potential attack by the ISIS terror group. The man identified only as Shaas Al-M. allegedly joined the jihadist group in 2013 and took part in various military operations in Syria, they said in a statement. Prosecutors declined to tell AFP when and how the suspect entered Germany last year, which in 2015 took in nearly 900,000 asylum seekers, around 40 percent of them from war-ravaged Syria. …
  • Realism About the Jihad Threat in Oklahoma

    10/27/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-27-16 | Robert Spencer
    Realism About the Jihad Threat in Oklahoma Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett ventures where few dare to tread. In an age of near-universal denial and willful ignorance at the highest levels about the ideological roots, nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, it is as unusual as it is refreshing to find lawmakers at any level who are willing to approach the problem honestly. State Representative John Bennett of Oklahoma, a Marine and combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is one of an all-too-rare breed. On Tuesday, Bennett held an “Interim Study” on “the current threat posed by radical Islam...
  • Netanyahu recalls UNESCO ambassador

    10/26/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 10/26/16 20:35 | Gary Willig
    Following the second UNESCO vote to deny the connection between the Jewish people and their holiest sites in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made the decision to recall Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen. This was an unprecedented move that has never been taken against any other UN body before. Netanyahu confirmed the move during an event at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. "The theater of the absurd continues, and I have decided to summon to Israel for consultations our ambassador to UNESCO. We will decide what do, what our next steps vis-ŕ-vis the organization will be.” …
  • Sweden bans Christmas lights on state-owned poles

    10/26/2016 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Hadean · 44 replies
    Speisa/SVT ^ | Oct. 26, 2016
    Unlike previous years, there will be no Christmas lights in many Swedish towns this Christmas, reports SVT . Formally the new ban is because of "security reasons". The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) will stop allowing municipalities to put up their Christmas lights on light poles that the authority manages, and in many small towns, it means that the central streets actually do not get any Christmas lights at all. The change is a victory for those who want to tone down the reminder of the country's Christian traditions, but according to the Swedish Transport Administration, the decision for the drastic...
  • Iran announces suicide drones to attack U.S.

    10/26/2016 12:45:58 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | L. Todd Wood
    Iran’s Tasnim news agency announced the development of a suicide drone that could be used against US ships in the Persian Gulf, where tensions between the US Navy and Iranian vessels has been increasing due to provocative Iranian maneuvers near US warships. The aircraft was described as “carrying payloads of explosives for combat missions” and to “collide with the target and destroy it, (whether) a vessel or an onshore command center.” It “has not been designed to be armed with missiles,” Tasnim said, reports USA Today. The US military has made extensive use of drones for surveillance and to attack...
  • Trump advisor: Anti-Semitism? Look at the left, not the right

    10/26/2016 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/16 | Gil Ronen
    Attorney David Friedman, Donald Trump's senior adviser on US-Israel relations and a longtime Arutz Sheva contributor, told Israel's Channel 2 television Tuesday that the danger to Jews and Israel in the United States comes from the left, not the right. Channel 2 anchor Yonit Levy asked Friedman about an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report regarding a reported surge in anti-Semitic abuse against Jewish reporters, and wanted to know if there was anti-Semitic sentiment among Trump supporters. "No, there is anti-Semitic sentiment among Clinton supporters," he replied. "The danger in the United States is on the left. It's not on the right....
  • Gen. Boykin: Radical Muslims Plan 'To Infiltrate Every Element of Our Society, Including the Church'

    10/26/2016 8:05:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | October 25, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    During a discussion about radical Islam and how its followers seek to damage the United States, Lt. Gen. (ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin, former head of Special Operations Command, noted the jihadist document "Explanatory Memorandum," which was uncovered in 2004, and said the radical Islamists plan to "infiltrate every element of our society, including the church." "It's a five-phase plan to take over America," said Boykin at the Breaking the Silence conference in August in Colorado Springs. "It's unfolding right now. Now, there are more specific plans that they have for how they're going to take over. And as Kamal...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS

    10/26/2016 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 26, 2016 | John Pidesta To: Date: 2015-12-21 12:00 Subject: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS Her reference was not to ISIS but to going after Assad diplomatically because of UNSC resolution passed Friday. We will make that clear. She has given two major speeches about how we are NOT where we need to be on ISIS. On Monday, December 21, 2015, Brent Budowsky wrote: Walk back and escape from her statement that "finally we are where we need to be" against ISIS. We are not where we need to be, we are far from it, most voters do not believe it, and when...
  • New York Times: Paul Theroux asks Obama to pardon American Taliban John Walker Lindh

    10/25/2016 5:21:27 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    As a young, idealistic Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi in the 1960s, travel writer Paul Theroux, moved by the evidence of misrule he saw everywhere around him, got involved in a plot to assassinate Malawian Prime Minister Hastings Banda. Essentially because of that experience, he now wants Obama to pardon John Walker Lindh, the Marin County Mujahid who was captured in late 2001 fighting against American troops for the Taliban. There are several important reasons why Theroux’s case is not analogous to Lindh’s. 1. Theroux did not commit treason. Lindh did. He wasn’t charged with it, but he should have...

    10/25/2016 4:12:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    ABC7 ^ | October 20, 2016 | Chuck Goudie
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare has now admitted that he wanted to become a terrorist fighter and looked forward to spilling his blood "against enemies of Allah." When federal agents arrested Joshua Van Haften at O'Hare in April 2015, he was an ISIS reject. Van Haften had flown to the Syrian border to try to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, but was apparently swindled by middle-men who only wanted his money. They dumped him on a dusty road, but his intentions were a federal crime that he admitted committing. This was the Promised Land for...
  • Trump:Clinton foreign policy would lead to World War 3

    10/25/2016 2:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/10/16 | Gary Willig
    Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump blasted rival Hillary Clinton's policy on the conflict in Syria Tuesday, saying it would "lead to World War 3." In an interview dealing with foreign policy Trump said that defeating ISIS had to be a higher priority than removing Bashar Assad, who has been accused of massacring his own people, from power. "What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria." Trump said. "You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton." Trump's concerns about the conflict escalating to take on...
  • Baha'i minority says Iran is trying to crush the religion

    10/25/2016 8:56:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2016 12:05 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The Baha’i International Community said Tuesday that Iran’s effort to crush the religious minority has continued unabated and intensified on some fronts despite President Hassan Rouhani’s promises to end religious discrimination. In a 122-page report, the community said Rouhani’s government has stepped-up its “campaign to incite hatred against Baha’is” including by disseminating more than 20,000 pieces of anti-Baha’i propaganda in the Iranian media. […] Iran has banned the Baha’i religion, which was founded in 1844 by a Persian nobleman considered a prophet by followers. Muslims consider Muhammad the final prophet. …
  • Refugees Burn Down EU Offices In Protest Over Asylum Wait Times [VIDEO]

    10/25/2016 5:24:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 10/24/2016 | Jacob Bojesson
    Asylum seekers burned down European Union offices Monday in frustration over long processing times on the Greek island of Lesbos. About 70 migrants of predominantly Pakistani and Bangladeshi background took their anger out on the European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) temporary offices on the island. Protestors threw petrol bombs and burning blankets into the building and at containers inside the camp where the migrants are held. No injuries were reported, but four shipping containers where interviews are conducted were completely destroyed. The fire caused EASO to shut down operations and move out its staff temporarily, causing wait times to increase...
  • Refugees attack EU asylum offices on Lesvos

    10/24/2016 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | ( with AFP and Reuters)
    Asylum-seekers attacked the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on the island of Lesbos on Monday (24 October), protesting against delays in dealing with asylum claims, Greek and EU authorities said. About 70 people, mostly from Pakistan and Bangladesh, threw rocks and burning blankets at EASO containers inside the Moria migrant camp, damaging three of those, a Greek police spokesman for the island said. EASO spokesman Jean-Pierre Schembri said protesters had hurled petrol bombs while interviews with asylum-seekers were taking place. EASO staff had evacuated the camp. …
  • Militant attack on Pakistan police academy kills 44

    10/24/2016 7:06:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/24/2016 | Sophia Salfi
    Sarfraz Bugti, Pakistan's Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs, told reporters that the assault had ended in the early hours of Tuesday and the area had been cleared for attackers. One attacker was killed by security forces; two others died when they detonated bombs they were carrying, he said. It was not immediately clear whether the three dead attackers were among the total number of dead cited by Bugti. Two police officers were also killed during the assault. The attackers focused on a hostel at the academy where as many as 700 police cadets live, officials said.
  • State Dept Defends Kerry Receiving Prize for Iran Nuke Deal

    10/24/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
  • Clinton slams Trump for comments on offensive against Islamic State

    10/24/2016 3:07:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Luciana Lopez
    U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed her rival Donald Trump on Monday for saying that the week-old effort to re-take the Iraqi city of Mosul from the control of Islamic State was going badly. “He’s basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started,” Clinton said at a campaign event in New Hampshire. “He’s proving to the world what it means to have an unqualified commander in chief.” In a tweet on Sunday, Trump, the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 election, said the “attack on Mosul is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them months...
  • Hostage situation at police training center in Quetta, Pakistan

    10/24/2016 12:26:24 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 4 replies ^ | OCTOBER 24, 2016
    The attack began at about 11:30 p.m. local time on Monday when at least 4 and as many as 6 armed men stormed the training center, opened fire, and proceeded to the hostel. Between 500 and 700 recruits are undergoing training at the facility.
  • Awaiting Next U.S. President: A Splintered Middle East in ‘Free Fall’

    10/24/2016 9:05:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 24, 2016 | PETER BAKER
    JERUSALEM — After a presidential campaign dominated by reality-show-style insults and put-downs, the winner of next month’s American election will wake up the following morning to find a far more daunting reality waiting: a Middle East awash in conflict and disarray, desperate for American leadership. The 45th president will inherit problems associated with the region that are vastly more challenging than any in a generation as the old order has given way to a kaleidoscopic mix of alliances, rivalries and overlapping crises. In the past, presidents have viewed the region through the prism of the Cold War, terrorism or Israel,...
  • 'Error' to Think That 'America Is Invincible,' Ayatollah Tells Venezuela’s Maduro

    10/24/2016 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 24, 2016 | 4:23 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Two world leaders who are among Washington’s most outspoken critics met in Tehran at the weekend and discussed whether the United States is unbeatable. Also on their minds — the two candidates running for the White House. “Some people think that America is invincible, while this notion is a big error,” Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. “Frequent mistakes made by Americans during the past 15 years have caused them to seriously run aground in the region and be hopeless now,” he added. “Steadfastness and rational resistance combined with foresight in the face of pressures...

    10/24/2016 6:10:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A left wing expert on Salafism has suggested that Germany has no real culture and that Syrians should be allowed their own city rather than be forced to integrate into German society. Expert on Salafism and Green party member Kurt Edler is proposing a radical idea on how the German government should handle the integration of Syrians and other migrants into German society.
  • The State Department's Disproportionate Animus Toward Israel

    10/24/2016 4:00:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 24, 2016 | Joseph Puder
    The State Department's Disproportionate Animus Toward Israel The hypocrisy of Mark Toner’s condemnation of Israel’s plan to resettle Amona evacuees. U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner issued, on October 5, 2016 a statement that “strongly condemned” Israel’s plan to resettle the Amona evacuees whose settlement is to be demolished by an order of Israel’s Supreme Court.  Toner stated that “proceeding with this new settlement, which could include 300 units, would further damage the prospects of a two-state solution.”  The same term “strongly condemn” was used by the State Department when the Assad regime in Syria used chemical weapons against...
  • US warns citizens of 'attack, kidnapping risk' in Istanbul

    10/23/2016 1:29:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | October 23, 2016
    US warns citizens of 'attack, kidnapping risk' in Istanbul [AFP] October 23, 2016 The US consulate in Istanbul said late Saturday that extremist groups continued their "aggressive efforts" to attack Americans and other foreigners in the city View photos The US consulate in Istanbul said late Saturday that extremist groups continued their "aggressive efforts" to attack Americans and other foreigners in the city (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic) Ankara (Turkey) (AFP) - The United States has warned its citizens of the potential risk of terror attack or attempted kidnapping of foreigners in Istanbul, which has been rocked by several bombings this year....
  • Turkey appoints permanent imam for Hagia Sophia; will lead five daily prayers

    10/23/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by cutty · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Observers are warning about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly neo-Ottoman stance and disregard for secular prerogatives.” Indeed, and this new appointment essentially completes the motion of making the Hagia Sophia into a functioning mosque again. European Union officials ought to see this for what it is: a decisive rejection of any pretense of dealing with the Christian or post-Christian West on a mutually respectful basis. Erdogan is an Islamic supremacist and is pursuing an openly supremacist imperative. European officials who are still pushing for Turkey’s entry into the EU, as well as the ongoing phenomenon of massive Muslim immigration...
  • Biker clubs violently attacking Muslim immigrants in Germany

    10/23/2016 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 60 replies
    Speisa ^ | October 23, 2016
    Europe is in chaos. Over the last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has allowed over one million Muslim migrants to come to Germany. Many of these refugees are young, uneducated males, with no skills, no understanding of German, and no plans on assimilating. As terrorist attacks and sexual assaults by these Muslim newcomers become more common throughout Europe, many Germans are regretting inviting these people to their country. Now there are multiple reports of German biker clubs roaming the streets of German cities, attacking Muslim immigrants. Two Pakistani men were recently hospitalized after getting attacked by a group of 20...
  • Hillary Clinton Tops Middle East Forum’s ‘Islamist Money List’

    10/22/2016 8:25:22 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    The Middle East Forum has released its 2015-16 “Islamist Money In Politics” list, charting the top ten recipients of contributions from Islamic organizations — and Hillary Clinton is at the top of the list. According to the Middle East Forum, their list tracks political donations from “from individuals who subscribe to the same Islamic supremacism as Khomeini, Bin Laden, and ISIS.” Clinton has received a total of $41,165 from individuals that the Middle East Forum describes as “prominent Islamists,” including $19,249 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was declared a terrorist organization by the United...
  • Amb. Stevens’s Deputy in Libya: Washington Did Not Ensure We Had Ability to Protect Ourselves

    10/22/2016 7:30:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 21, 2016 | 5:48 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The State Department’s second-ranking diplomat in Libya on the day that terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods says a key lesson Americans should take from that event is that officials in Washington, D.C. have a responsibility to make sure Americans serving their country abroad have the ability to protect themselves. “That did not happen in Benghazi,” says Gregory Hicks, who was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Sept. 11, 2012. […] Hicks told that he and Stevens saw the move...
  • Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence on Mursi

    10/22/2016 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/22/16 | Haitham Ahmed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court confirmed a 20-year prison sentence against former president Mohamed Mursi on Saturday, judicial sources told Reuters. The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. It is the first of Mursi's four convictions to reach the end of the judicial process, and he cannot appeal further against it. Twenty-year jail sentences were also confirmed against other senior figures from the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood, including Mohamed el-Beltagy and Essam el-Erian. The men were convicted in April 2015 on charges including kidnapping, torture and the killings of protesters during...
  • ISIS goes on a killing spree

    10/22/2016 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/16
    The Iraqi and Kurdish armies continue to progress towards Mosul in northern Iraq, and are now a mere 15 kilometers from the city itself. Terrorist group ISIS slaughtered 284 men and boys, then piled their bodies in a mass grave. CNN reported ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi slaughtered 59 senior ISIS captains after they attempted to negotiate withdrawal from Mosul in return for safely escaping the city. About a thousand people were suffered injuries from breathing gases in the Mosul area, after a sulfur factory in the south of the city was set on fire. The fire is assumed to...
  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • Remembering war, grateful Bosnians rally for Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2016 9:49 AM EDT | Aida Cerkez
    Residents of Sarajevo expressed Saturday their support for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming U.S. presidential election based in part on the role her husband’s administration had in ending Bosnia’s devastating war during the 1990s. Several hundred people turned out for the “Sarajevo Votes for Clinton” event organized by activists through social networks. Participants said supporting Clinton means supporting the values of a civilized society and showing resistance to hatred and segregation. …
  • In Iraq, ISIS Attacks City Of Kirkuk As Battle For Mosul Rages

    10/22/2016 5:43:08 AM PDT · by AU72 · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 21, 2016 | Merrit Kennedy
    SIS fighters launched attacks on police Friday in the city of Kirkuk, as Iraqi security forces continued a massive military offensive to try to pry Mosul, one of Iraq's largest cities, from the militant group. "The fighters struck [Kirkuk] before dawn, with suicide bombers hitting four police stations and gunmen killing police," NPR's Alice Fordham reports from Irbil, Iraq, though the number of casualties wasn't immediately clear. "A curfew is imposed in Kirkuk, but eyewitnesses say fighting continues." The militants also hit an electricity station outside the city, Alice says. At least 13 workers died in the apparent suicide bombing,...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Most Voters Say Clinton Should Have Been Indicted

    10/21/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 05:55 PM | Joe Crowe
    Most voters say that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted over her mishandling of classified information when she was secretary of state, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. In the poll, voters said: The FBI should have sought a criminal indictment: 53 percent;The FBI made the right decision not to seek one: 39 percent.A large portion of voters believe that Clinton’s issues with classified information are an important factor in whom they choose for president. …
  • London City Airport evacuated due to chemical incident, 26 people treated, 2 taken to hospital

    10/21/2016 10:49:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    IntelCenter ^ | 21 Oct 16 | Unknown
    Just got this in an email alert
  • Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

    10/21/2016 9:09:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 96 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 20, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt. Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.
  • Why Won’t the US Justice Department Investigate Antisemitism?

    10/21/2016 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-21-16 | Johanna Markind
    Despite the Obama administration’s touting itself as the most transparent in history, its Justice Department has stonewalled requests for information about its efforts to combat antisemitism; this stands in stark contrast to its very public talk about fighting anti-Muslim crime.Readers may remember Rick Santorum telling the audience at a 2015 presidential debate, “There’s [sic] four times as many acts of violence against Jews than there are against Muslims, [but] I never hear the president talk about that.” The statistic is roughly accurate, according to a comparison of the raw numbers of reported hate crimes targeting each community in 2014. It should be noted, however, that the statistics are incomplete. For example, Kansas failed to report three 2014 murders targeting Jews,...
  • Canada Governor General to visit Middle East

    10/21/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16
    Canadian Governor General The Right Honorable David Johnston is set to visit the Middle East from October 29 to November 6, 2016. The visit will focus on security, refugee resettlement, and development issues – as well as promoting stronger innovation and education ties with the region. While in Israel, the Governor General and his wife will visit Technion University to discuss student diversity. The Governor General will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the Canada-Israel innovation relationship. His Excellency will also participate in a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental innovation at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank....
  • Suspect in Roanoke County, (VA) stabbing case sent for psychiatric evaluation (Aloha Snackbar)

    10/20/2016 9:43:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | October 19. 2016 | Alicia Petska
    Wasil Rafat Farooqui His attorney asked that he be evaluated after a man and a woman were stabbed in Roanoke County’s Pines Apartments. A Roanoke County man charged with attacking two people with a knife has been sent to a state psychiatric hospital for evaluation. Wasil Rafat Farooqui, 20, was transferred to Central State Hospital in Petersburg after his attorney, Sheila Moheb, asked that he be assessed. A judge granted the motion Oct. 13, said Roanoke County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Leach. Leach’s office didn’t object, but asked that Farooqui be sent to a secure facility. Central State houses Virginia’s only...
  • Police search for man who called in fake bomb threat in Queens subway station

    10/20/2016 8:54:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | October 17, 2016 | Paige Leskin and Nicole Johnson
    FOREST HILLS, Queens — Police are looking for a man who called in a bomb threat from a Queens subway station Thursday. Surveillance footage from the Forest Hills subway station, located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, shows the man before and after the call was placed shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Palestinian Arabs arrested for visiting a sukkah

    10/20/2016 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16 | Oril Harari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces arrested three Palestinian Arabs from the Gush Etzion area who “dared” to visit the sukkah of Oded Revivi, mayor of the town of Efrat. Channel 2 News reported on Thursday evening that the Arabs who were arrested were questioned over allegations they met with "baby-killers", an apparent reference to General Nitzan Alon, the head of the IDF's Operations Directorate, and the Shai District Police Commander, who were also guests in the same sukkah. Revivi said on Thursday evening, “Yesterday we sat in the sukkah - Jews and Muslims. We ate, drank and talked about...
  • Ayatollah Weighs in on US Presidential Nominees: ‘Spirituality and Faith are Lacking’

    10/20/2016 12:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 19, 2016 | 5:50 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.S. presidential campaign and issues raised by nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are evidence that “spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power” in America, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared on Wednesday. Speaking to university students, Khamenei addressed what an official website paraphrased as “the difficulties and problems perplexing mankind today, and the dead-ends that materialistic thought patterns sustain.” He told his audience, “The campaigns held during presidential elections in the U.S. and the worries conveyed by the two candidates are a clear example that spirituality and faith are lacking among those in power.” …
  • Netanyahu tells settlers of worries of possible U.S. action at U.N.

    10/19/2016 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Ori Lewis
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed concern that U.S. President Barack Obama, during the final days of his term in office, might take diplomatic steps that could harm the fate of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel is concerned that the United States might not rally to its assistance in the event that an anti-settlement resolution is put to a vote in the United Nations Security Council and that Washington might not use its veto to quash such a move.
  • The billboard mocking Donald Trump: ‘He can’t read this’

    10/19/2016 5:27:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington [com]Post ^ | October 18, 2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr
    The sign is clearly poking fun at Donald Trump, but unless people driving on Interstate 94 in metro Detroit speak Arabic — or have a buddy who can translate — they’ll be scratching their heads. . . . “I chuckled,” Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Detroit News. “I laughed. Duh. This is how people feel in the community. It’s mocking Trump. It’s funny yet very appropriate considering the nonsense Donald Trump has continued to say about Muslims.”
  • Why the State Department Won’t Acknowledge the Truth About Abbas and Fatah

    10/19/2016 5:26:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 10-19-16 | Stephen M. Flatow
    The US State Department denounced the latest Palestinian terrorist attack in Jerusalem by condemning “the statements glorifying this reprehensible and cowardly attack.” At first, this might seem like good news. President Barack Obama’s administration finally acknowledged and criticized the horrendous glorification of terrorist attacks by Palestinians. Your optimism will fade, however, once you notice that the State Department forgot to mention one little thing: the identity of those it condemned. Who exactly has been making statements “glorifying” the attack? Who called the terrorist a hero and a martyr? Who defended and justified the murder of an Israeli Jewish grandmother? The...
  • Maryland Doctor Gets 9 Years in $3.1M Health Care Fraud Scheme

    10/18/2016 5:42:05 PM PDT · by indcons · 39 replies
    "Paramjit Singh Ajrawat, 60, owned and operated a Greenbelt pain clinic with his wife, also a doctor. Prosecutors say the couple defrauded federal health benefit programs...."
  • ISIS-America will run with its tail between its legs

    10/18/2016 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/16
    Video The Islamic State's news agency Amaq released a video online which purportedly shows ISIS fighters patrolling the street of Mosul on Monday night. One of the fighters, his face hidden behind a mask, looks at the camera and says "America, we will defeat you in Iraq, with Allah's help. You will leave again, defeated and humiliated, with your tail between your legs." Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers, with the backing of the US, are advancing on Mosul to take the city back from ISIS. The US has refrained from sending its own soldiers to battle ISIS on the ground....
  • CAIR-MN Calls For School To Drop Event For ‘Anti-Muslim’ Speaker

    10/18/2016 1:31:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | WCCO Staff
    A Muslim advocacy group is calling for a northern Minnesota high school to cancel an event with a speaker whom they describe as an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says that John Guandolo should no longer be invited to speak at Bagley High School because his message is one that shouldn’t be highlighted on a taxpayer-funded platform. The perception that the high school may be endorsing Guandolo’s anti-Muslim bigotry could lead to a hostile learning environment for Muslim and other minority students,” said Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-MN, in a...