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  • Egypt's Islamic dominated Parliament mulling laws legalizing child marriage and sex with corpses

    04/26/2012 5:21:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Here is yet more delightful evidence that Sharia is benign and completely compatible with U.S. Constitutional values, as we are constantly told. "Egyptís women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report," by Abeer Tayel for Al Arabiya, April 25 (thanks to Stephen): Egyptís National Council for Women (NCW) has appealed to the Islamist-dominated parliament not to approve two controversial laws on the minimum age of marriage and allowing a husband to have sex with his dead wife within six hours of her death according to a report in an Egyptian newspaper. The appeal came in a message...
  • The War Is Over?

    04/26/2012 4:26:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    "The war on terror is over," or so claims an unnamed senior State Department official, as reported by National Journal's Michael Hirsh in his recent article "The Post al-Qaida Era." Really? Well, if the war is over, I must have missed the peace treaty signing ceremony. I also haven't noticed a decline in incendiary rhetoric, or the disarmament -- or at least laying down of arms -- that usually accompanies the end of war. Does this mean we can do away with full-body scanners and TSA pat-downs? Those who believe the war against radical Islamists is over never really...
  • French presidential candidate launches ĎNi*gas in Parisí Ad campaign

    04/25/2012 11:25:47 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2012 | Taylor Bigler
    †† French Socialist presidential candidate FranÁois Hollande debuted a campaign video set to Jay-Z and Kanye Westís hit song, ďNi*gas In Paris.Ē The video, which translates in English to ď48 Hours with FranÁois Hollande,Ē features the candidate making campaign stops and his supporters excitedly talking about him. While there are moments of the song that are blocked out with audio clips from his speeches and supporters, most of the songís extremely explicit lyrics (ďni**a,Ē ďmotherf***er,Ē ďs**t,Ē to name a few) are still in tact. Although the song is in English, the explicit words are hardly new to French ears.† ď48...
  • Israel's top general says Iran unlikely to make bomb

    04/25/2012 11:07:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:12pm EDT | Jeffrey Heller and Maayan Lubell
    Israel's military chief said he does not believe Iran will decide to build an atomic bomb and called its leaders "very rational"ócomments that clashed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's assessment. Lieutenant-General Benny Gantz's remarks, in an interview published on Wednesday in the left-wing Haaretz newspaper, drew little attention in Israel on its annual remembrance day for fallen soldiers, when political discourse is suspended. But they will add fuel to an internal debate on the prospects of Iran weaponizing its uranium enrichment program and the wisdom and risks of any Israeli military strike to try to prevent Tehran from becoming a...
  • Philadelphia Muslims offer $20,000 reward to find criminals wearing Islamic garb

    04/25/2012 10:24:07 PM PDT · by Cronos · 32 replies
    msnbc ^ | 25 Apr 2012 | Jim Gold
    Philadelphia-area Muslims are offering a $20,000 reward to find criminals cloaking their identities beneath Islamic women's clothing, saying the crooks are feeding mistrust of their faith. ..Officials say perpetrators have worn Muslim garb in five Philadelphia bank robberies since December. Also, Sharif Wynn, charged with an April 18 killing in an Upper Darby barber shop, allegedly wore a woman's robe as part of a robbery ruse that turned out to be a love triangle gone bad. ďThese types of bizarre incidents feed into that cottage industry of Muslim bashers,Ē Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the national Council on American-Islamic Relations, told...
  • Kyodo: N. Korea May Conduct Nuke Test within One Week(Russia says)

    04/25/2012 6:53:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 04/26/12
    Kyodo: N. Korea May Conduct Nuke Test within One Week With the international community keeping a close eye on North Korea's next move after its attempted rocket launch earlier this month, speculation is rising that the regime might be very close to conducting a third nuclear test. Citing a Russian security official Japan's Kyodo News reported Wednesday that Pyeongyang's nuclear test was imminent. The official said that although no details can be revealed, there is concrete background backing up such speculation. He added that Russia would be very disappointed if North Korea went ahead with the test just 100 kilometers...
  • Court reinstates driverís license charges [just some Bosnians looking for commercial licenses]

    04/25/2012 6:47:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Spokesman.com ^ | 4-24-12 | Nicholas K. Geranios
    A federal appeals court has reinstated charges against six men allegedly involved in a bribery-based scheme to illegally obtain commercial driverís licenses. The federal charges were initially dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea of Pasco, but the appeals court reversed his decision on Tuesday. Two of the defendants were charged with a conspiracy to defraud and deceive the Washington Department of Licensing by receiving bribes from four defendants to falsely obtain commercial driverís licenses. They did that by helping the applicants cheat on exams and obtain false certifications showing skills tests were successfully completed. The scheme also...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in America-Key Findings

    04/25/2012 3:56:40 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 1 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 25 April 12 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    This Course draws exclusively upon information in the public domain and that obtained from first-hand accounts. There is, assuredly, considerably more information that would be helpful to making to a full threat assessment. The findings below, based solely on what is currently available, should prompt those with access to classified information, subpoena power and other investigative tools to bring them to bear urgently for that purpose. Shariah is a totalitarian, brutally repressive and supremacist doctrine. Its adherents Ė notably, the Muslim Brotherhood Ė seek to bring it here. Shariah is principally about power, not faith. Accordingly, acting to realize its...
  • Mexico:)Nuevo Laredo Car Bomb Injures Two

    04/25/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KGNS ^ | April 24, 2012 | Staff
    New images are coming in of that brazen attack carried out in front of a Nuevo Laredo police station. A car bomb went off. in west nuevo laredo just after eight a-m Tuesday. It happened only hours after seven men were killed in the streets. Witnesses say they heard the loud explosion and saw flames several miles away. Two people were reportedly hurt in the attack and transported to area hospitals. No police officers were hurt, eventough their offices are only a few hundreds feet away. Soon after the incident a massive gunfire reportedly broke out between the Mexican military...
  • Op-Ed: The 100% Sharia-Compliant Iranian EMP Nuclear Weapon

    04/25/2012 1:59:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/12 | Mark Langfan
    When Iran says "Nuclear weapons are a grave sinĒ it sounds almost as good to pundits as ďPeace in our timeĒ sounded to the useless idiot pundits in 1938 - but this article shows how Iran can keep its word and destroy the West. Read carefully. Much has been, and will be, said about the Iranian Supreme Leader Khameneiís February 2012 informal speech to a group of Iranian nuclear scientistís wherein he is translated in English to have said: ďThere is no doubt that the decision makers in the countries opposing us know well that Iran is not after nuclear...
  • Fort troops deploy to Afghanistan

    04/25/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA ó This morning 16 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 13th Aviation Regiment on Fort Huachuca, began their ear-long deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers who fly and maintain the Armyís Gray Eagle. The unmanned aerial systems is a critical component of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance needed in the country. The battalion, is part of the 1st Aviation Brigade, which has its headquarters at the Fort Rucker, Ala., Army Aviation Center of Excellence. The soldiers department around 5:30 a.m. today, after a short ceremony, at which family members and others attended. See Thursdayís Herald/Review for more details.
  • Partners in Crime

    04/25/2012 9:33:02 AM PDT · by bayouranger
    The Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) is an organization linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. ISNA was an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror financing trial ever held. If you go to the ISNA website you find a very interesting list called the Partners of ISNA. Here is a partial list of church Partners: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presbyterian Church (USA) The Union for Reform Judaism United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Association How do these Partners of ISNA work? They work very hard serving Mohammed and Allah. Their...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss GI's WikiLeaks case

    04/25/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/25/12 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge refused on Wednesday to throw out the charges against an Army private accused of providing reams of sensitive documents to Wikileaks in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Army Col. Denise Lind denied the defense motion to dismiss all 22 charges during a pretrial hearing in the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The ruling means the hearing that's mainly concerned with the exchange of evidence will continue. It's scheduled to run through Thursday. The defense has filed a separate motion seeking dismissal of the most serious charge, aiding the...
  • Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives

    04/25/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT · by cll · 6 replies
    Amazon ^ | 4/30/2012 | Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr.
    From a top-level operative in the counterterrorism unit of the CIA comes an explosive memoir about the behind-the-scenes fight against al-Qaeda after September 11. Since the death of Osama Bin Laden, interest in counterterrorism is at an all-time high. Most people donít know that Bin Ladenís death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Jose Rodriguez from 2001 to late 2007 and built on by his successors. Like a real-life Jack Bauer from televisionís 24, Rodriguezís sometimes controversial tenure as Chief of the Agencyís Counterterrorism Center involved CIA officers capturing and detaining key senior...
  • Syria opposition: Int'l community hypocritical

    04/25/2012 4:48:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/25/2012
    "When killing happens in Palestine, int'l community presses Israel more than they have pressed Assad regime," activist says. The international community is harder on Israel over the deaths of Palestinians than it has been over Syrian President Bashar Assad's 13-month siege against opposition activists in Syria, an opposition activist charged on Wednesday. "When killing happens in Palestine, even though the United States is an ally of Israel, the whole international community presses Israel more than they have pressed the Assad regime," said Mousab al-Hamadi, an opposition resident from Hama province, where activists say 31 people were killed on Monday by...
  • Algeria: Christian gets five years in prison for "shaking the faith" of Muslims

    04/25/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4-25-12
    "Believer awaits appeal decision after 'shaking the faith' of Muslims," from Mission News Network, April 23 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): ...An Algerian Christian was sentenced to five years in prison for "shaking the faith" of Muslims last May. Currently, "Kadar" is awaiting a decision on his appeal. Kadar, who regularly shares his faith with Muslims in the city of Oran, was discussing his belief in Christ with a man at an outdoor food court last May when the man became angry and accused Kadar of insulting Muhammad. Police arrested Kadar and found a large amount of Christian materials...
  • Jihadist Junket [Occupy Wall St. visits Tehran]

    04/25/2012 4:44:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Apr 24th, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Jihadist JunketPosted By Matthew Vadum On April 24, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Three New York City sociology professors traveled all the way to Tehran earlier this year to badmouth their country in front of Americaís Islamofascist enemies, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports.All three are leftists who support the increasingly violent, anti-American, anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street movement. The Iranian leadership and left-wing groups in the U.S. such as the terrorist-linked Code Pink also support the movement as a way of weakening America.The teachersí jihadist junket aimed...
  • Recent Casualties Afganistan (a family friend)

    04/25/2012 2:32:05 AM PDT · by nevergore · 16 replies
    Tulsa World -AP ^ | 4-24-2012 | Tulsa World -AP
    Two soldiers died Sunday in a roadside bombing in Paktia, Afghanistan. They were 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Walsh, 28, of Cobb, Ga., and Pfc. Michael J. Metcalf, 22, of Boynton Beach, Fla. Both were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Temple Denial

    04/24/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Benny Morris
    Leafing through a popular Palestinian tourist guidebook, Palestine: A Guide, by Mariam Shahin, I came across the following sentence concerning the Temple Mount compound (in Arabic, al-haram al-sharif, the noble sanctuary) on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem's Old City: "It is this whole area that fanatic Israelis want to destroy in order to 'rebuild' a temple, which they claim once stood there." Of course, there are a handful of Israeli "fanatics" who would like to destroy the compound's two Muslim mosquesóthe Dome of the Rock and al-Aksaóand rebuild the Jewish Temple on the site. The overwhelming majority of Israelis reject them...
  • Annan calls Syria situation 'bleak'

    04/24/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/12 | Edith M. Lederer and John Heilprin - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) ó International envoy Kofi Annan told the U.N. Security Council Thursday that the situation in Syria is "bleak" and expressed alarm at reports that government troops are still carrying out military operations in towns where U.N. observers are not present. He expressed particular concern at media reports that government troops entered the central city of Hama on Monday after U.N. observers departed, firing automatic weapons and killing a significant number of people. "If confirmed, this is totally unacceptable and reprehensible," he said. The joint U.N.-Arab League envoy said the speedy deployment of the 300-strong U.N. observer force...
  • Photos: Protest Against Leftist Alternative Ceremony

    04/24/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/4/12 | Elad Benari
    Dozens of activists protested on Tuesday evening against an alternative Memorial Day ceremony held by the leftist organization Combatants for Peace at the Tel Aviv port area. The groupís alternative ceremony includes Israeli bereaved parents and Palestinian Authority Arab bereaved parents (parents of terrorists who were killed while fighting IDF soldiers) under the same category of remembrance and loss. On Sunday, one of the protest organizers, Nissim Eliyahu, sharply criticized the alternative ceremony and told Arutz Sheva that it is in fact a political event under the guise of a memorial event. Combatants for Peaceís spokesman said in response to...
  • State Rep. Stephen Ortego insults America's veterans (liberal Dem idiot)

    04/24/2012 1:55:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24 April 2012 | The Hayride Blog
    Rep. Stephen Ortego (D-Carencro) with some truly strange questioning of a bill filed by Rep. Nick Lorusso (R-New Orleans) to offer in-state tuition to military veterans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CzwMMZ795HU
  • Judge seeks WikiLeaks damage assessments

    04/24/2012 12:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/24/12 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A military judge said Tuesday that she wants to see several federal agencies' assessments of the damage caused by WikiLeaks' publication of government secrets. Army Col. Denise Lind ordered prosecutors during a pretrial hearing to provide the documents so she can decide whether they should be turned over to Pfc. Bradley Manning's defense lawyers. Manning is being court-martialed for allegedly giving the anti-secrecy website a trove of classified documents and video clips. His attorneys are seeking damage assessments done by the CIA and the Departments of Justice, State and Defense to back up its claim...
  • Jordan, France Slam Normalization Decision

    04/24/2012 12:07:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/12 | Gabe Kahn
    France and Jordan on Tuesday condemned Israel's decision to normalize the status of three communities in Judea and Samaria. The communities of Rechilim, Bruchin, and Sansana were built in the 1990's with government approval. The Foreign Ministry in Paris issued a statement that the move "sends a negative message, which is an obstacle to peace." According to France, all Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem is illegal. Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh also condemned Israel for "legalization of three settlements and unilateral activity." Nonetheless, a special Ministerial team appointed by the government to determine the status of Israel's...
  • Israel Mourning Terrorists? LIVE report NOW on scene.

    04/24/2012 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/12
    Are leftists now equating the life of blood thirsty terrorists to fallen IDF soldiers? We get a LIVE report on the scene with Yoni Klein who is reporting at a demonstration against the equating of a terrorist's life being equal to an IDF soldier's life- in other words, is a criminal's life equal to that of a police officer's? "Combatants for Peace explains why it chooses to invite parents of TERRORISTS who died fighting IDF soldiers to its Memorial Day ceremony. - 'No one has a monopoly on grief', they say. This is a radio talk show. Your participation is...
  • Can Obama Safely Embrace Islamists? (State Dept: Obama made world safe for "legitimate Islamism")

    04/23/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Michael Hirsch
    In an article in the current National Journal called "The Post Al Qaida Era," I write that the Obama administration is taking a new view of Islamist radicalism. The president realizes he has no choice but to cultivate the Muslim Brotherhood and other relatively "moderate" Islamist groups emerging as lead political players out of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere. (The Muslim Brotherhood officially renounced violence decades ago, leading then-dissident radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri to join al Qaida.) It is no longer the case, in other words, that every Islamist is seen as a potential accessory to...
  • The War on Terror Is Over

    04/23/2012 6:47:37 PM PDT · by Drill Thrawl · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 'The War on Terror Is Over' | DANIEL HALPER
    In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Obama administration is grappling with how to handle Islamists, radical adherents to Islam. Particularly, the issue has come to the fore in regards to Egypt, which, as Reuel Marc Gerecht notes, "is now certain" to elect "an Islamist" as its leaders the next time the Egyptian people go to the polls. But some in the Obama administration are now seeing things differently. "The war on terror is over,"a senior official in the State Department official tells the National Journal. "Now that we have killed most of al Qaida, now that people have...
  • Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service

    04/23/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | by Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON ó The Pentagon is revamping its spy operations to focus on high-priority targets like Iran and China in a reorganization that reflects a shift away from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan that have dominated Americaís security landscape for the past decade. Under the plan approved last week by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, case officers from the new Defense Clandestine Service would work more closely with counterparts from the Central Intelligence Agency at a time when the military and spy agency are increasingly focused on similar threats. ďIt will thicken our coverage across the board,Ē said a...
  • India to Deport 10 French Working for Local NGO (supporting Maoist rebels)

    04/23/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT · by ravager · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2012 | INDRAJIT SINGH
    India has ordered the deportation of 10 French citizens who police say illegally worked with an Indian advocacy group accused of supporting Maoist rebels, officials said Monday. It was the second time in a matter of months that India has deported foreign citizens working for local non-governmental organizations. In February, police expelled a German tourist for helping to raise funds for anti-nuclear activists in southern India.
  • United Nations armored vehicles take part in Iranís Army Day military parade

    04/23/2012 6:09:26 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 19 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 23 April 2012 | Unattributed
    United Nations M-113 armored personnel carriers and transports participating in Iranian military pass in review. Can there be a greater indictment of the United Nations? Is this the organization that the world is depending upon to watch over Iranís nuclear program?
  • In Norway You can Murder 77 People and Still Enjoy Retirement

    04/23/2012 5:02:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    When I lived in England I got used to my British friends regularly taking digs at how primitive America is compared to enlightened Europe. To be sure, most of the time the mocking denigration was done in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way, and they really werenít looking to offend me as an American. Still, the taunts were said with conviction. Today it continues, with my friends in England who hear Iím running for Congress asking me why I would want to be part of Americaís fundamentalist, right-wing shift. One of the foremost examples cited by Europeans as to America becoming...
  • Robert Spencer Asks: Did Muhammad Exist?

    04/23/2012 4:47:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 108 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 23, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Robert Spencer Asks: Did Muhammad Exist?Posted By Bruce Thornton On April 23, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 7 Comments Editor’s note: Robert Spencer’s acclaimed new book, Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam’s Obscure Origins, is now available. To order, click here. One of the jihadists’ most potent psychological weapons is the double standard Muslims have imposed on the West. Temples and churches are destroyed and vandalized, Christians murdered and driven from the lands of Christianity’s birth, anti-Semitic lunacy propagated by high-ranking Muslim clerics, and Christian territory like northern Cyprus ethnically cleansed...
  • The TSA is Inept

    04/22/2012 12:12:19 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 April 2012 | Debra Burlingame
    We Must Assure Our Skies Are Both Safe and Friendly Kip Hawley, the Transportation Security Administration's former administrator, fails to acknowledge a November 2011 congressional report documenting that the TSA has become a bloated, 65,000-person bureaucracy larger than the departments of Labor, Energy, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and State, combined ("Why Airport Security Is BrokenóAnd How to Fix It," Review, April 14). It has spent $57 billion since 2002, $2.7 billion of which was spent on training. Yet half of the people it has hired and trained have left the agency. With the highest attrition rate among the federal...
  • Are Egyptís Islamists Headed for a Collision with the Military?

    04/22/2012 1:29:14 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 13 replies
    jcpa.org ^ | April 16 2012 | Jacques Neriah
    Much has been written about a tacit agreement between the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) led by Field Marshal Tantawi and the Muslim Brothers. But as events leading up to the presidential elections began to unravel, it has become clear that no such arrangement was ever brokered between the two sides, and if it were, it is today null and void. Fourteen months after the revolution it is an accepted fact that the Islamists have hijacked the revolution and have become the leading force in Egypt. They adopted a tactic to create the illusion that they would share...
  • Detainee Transfer Announced

    04/22/2012 12:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15202 MMEDIATE RELEASE No. 291-12 April 19, 2012 Detainee Transfer Announced The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador. These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador. As directed by the President's January 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a...
  • TAA DC-9 hijack captain dies

    04/21/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 5 replies
    Australian Aviation ^ | 16th April 2012
    Captain Grahame Mackelmann, the Captain of TAA DC-9 VH-TJJ which was involved in an attempted hijacking by an armed passenger on a Coolangatta-Brisbane flight in June 1979, passed away on April 11. ďGrahame will be sorely missed by those of us who had the privilege to know and work with him,Ē says former colleague and AA contributor Doug Macdonald. Capt Mackelmann and flight attendant Esme Qazim were awarded the Star of Courage, the nationís second highest civilian gallantry award, for their roles in the hijack incident. After a considerable crew effort the aircraft was averted from being plunged into the...
  • New Video Shows Eisner Hitting Other Protesters

    04/21/2012 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12
    A new video released Friday shows that Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the commander who was dismissed from his position after an edited video showed him using force to restrain a protester, may have hit four other protesters Ė including women riding bicycles Ė during the same incident. ..... It should also be noted that the video consists of two clips filmed and edited by Palestinian Authority television, a fact which may suggest it was edited, as was the original video depicting Eisner, to remove some of the protestersí provocations. The new video shows protesters arriving on bikes to confront Eisner...
  • Leftist U.S. Professors Huddle With Genocidal Islamists in Tehran

    04/21/2012 10:13:07 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    Iran Bulletin ^ | 21 April 2012 | TerrorTrends
    If you or a family member attend Brooklyn College, Fordham University or City University of New York, there are three professors that you should avoid at all costs. These three geniuses are featured in an Iranian state-controlled media video segment at a conference in Tehran about the radical leftist Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • FEARING AFGHAN WITHDRAWAL, RUSSIA LOOKS TO HELP NATO

    04/21/2012 12:51:10 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    AFPC South Asia Security Monitor ^ | 4/202012 | Jeff M. Smith, ed.
    With the deadline for U.S. and Coalition forces to withdraw from Afghanistan approaching, Russia has grown increasingly vocal about its concerns of a destabilization of the region after 2014. Moscow was a staunch opponent of the Taliban when it seized power in Kabul in the 1990s and has been a wary supporter of NATOís efforts, opening its territory to the Coalition in 2009 to provide alternative supply routes into Afghanistan. This week, just days after President-elect Vladamir Putin called NATO a ďrelic of the Cold war,Ē Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov warned the alliance against a premature withdrawal from Afghanistan....
  • Britain: Muslim 'Cultural Sensitivity' Runs Amok

    04/21/2012 5:21:49 AM PDT · by BCW · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 20 APR 2012 | Soeren Kern
    The largest university in London plans to impose a ban on the sale of alcohol on campus to accommodate the "cultural sensitivity" of its Muslim students. London Metropolitan University's Vice Chancellor, Malcolm Gillies, says it would be unwise to "cling" to a "nostalgic" view where the vast majority wants alcohol to be available. Instead, he says that he believes the university should take account of diverging views, namely those of Muslims, who now comprise 20% of the university's 30,000 students. "Many of our students do come from backgrounds where they actually look on drinking as a negative. We therefore need...
  • Taliban Use Internet to Solicit for Donations to Fund Jihad

    04/21/2012 4:56:42 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 7 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 21 April 2012 | Unattributed
    ďIn the light of Islamic sharia, all Muslims everywhere are duty-bound to join the Jihad with money and soul,Ē the militant group said.
  • CAAF Hearing for Army Ranger 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna Set for April 23rd at 9am

    04/20/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT · by BlessedMom92 · 2 replies
    defendmichael.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | defendmichael.com
    After three long years of waiting for Michaelís case to be heard by a court not under command influence the day we have been waiting for is about here. On April 23rd at 9am Michaelís case will be heard by the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). This civilian court will hear oral arguments regarding Michaelís case at 450 ďEĒ Street in Washington, DC. This hearing is open to the public and while no decision will be made that day all present will gain an understanding of why Michaelís case intrigues the news media, military legal scholars, and...
  • Syria Liquidating Gold to Mitigate Sanctions

    04/19/2012 8:07:22 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies
    arutz sheva ^ | 4/18/2012, 7:58 PM | By Gabe Kahn
    Syria is moving to liquidate its gold reserves to raise revenue as Western and Arab sanctions targeting its central bank and oil exports cut into its cash reserves. Syria's foreign exchange reserves have been halved from about $17 billion, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday. "Syria is selling its gold at rock bottom prices," he said after a meeting with about 60 nations aimed at coordinating measures against President Bashar al-Assad's government. On February 27, the European Union agreed more sanctions including prohibiting trade in gold and other precious metals with Syrian state institutions, including the central bank....
  • US Aircraft Carriers Not Allowed To Stop In Areas Designated By Iran - AF Commander

    04/20/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT · by Fennie · 42 replies
    Trend ^ | April 19, 2012
    The commander of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that Iran has notified the two U.S. aircraft carriers deployed in the Persian Gulf that they are not allowed to stop in certain areas of the Persian Gulf designated by Iranian naval forces, MNA reported. "We had previously notified them that they must not stop in the areas of the Persian Gulf which are considered areas of threat for us, and they heeded the warning," Major General Ataollah Salehi said in an interview with the Persian service of the Fars News Agency published on Wednesday.
  • The Racism and Slavery of Islam

    04/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    islam-watch.org ^ | 17APR12 | Jake Neuman
    Racism is one of the greatest criminal acts practiced by man against man. And Islam is the most racist, bigoted, discriminatory ideology ever created by man. Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e. which harms particular groups of people). Modern usage often equates "racism" and "racial discrimination" and defines the latter term only as applying to pernicious practices. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred,...
  • Egyptians demand army retreat from power

    04/20/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:53am EDT | Shaimaa Fayed and Edmund Blair
    Tens of thousands of Egyptians demanded on Friday that their military rulers stick to a pledge to hand over power by mid-year after a row over who can run in the presidential election raised doubts about the army's commitment to democracy. Two leading Islamist candidates, one representing the Muslim Brotherhood who was seen as the frontrunner, were among those disqualified this week from a vote that starts on May 23-24, drawing a storm of criticism from supporters and the candidates. Khairat al-Shater, the Brotherhood's former candidate, said his ejection showed the generals who have ruled since Hosni Mubarak was ousted...
  • ExxonMobil cut from Iraq Bidding Round

    04/20/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 2 replies
    World Oil ^ | 4/19/2012 | World Oil
    ...ExxonMobil has been excluded from the final list of 47 pre-qualified bidders for Iraqís upcoming fourth exploration round, while Indonesia's Pertamina and a Syrian oil company have been added... ...Iraq's oil minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi had said a week ago that Baghdad was still studying whether to allow ExxonMobil to take part due to a dispute over contracts it signed with Iraqi Kurdistan... ...Since launching the first licensing round in 2008, Iraq has awarded 14 contracts to date in three rounds. Japan and Russia entered the largest number of bids with nine and five respectively in a list that also...
  • Community Organizers Mobilize to Save ObamaCare

    04/20/2012 5:01:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Community Organizers Mobilize to Save ObamaCarePosted By Matthew Vadum On April 19, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 36 Comments The Obama administration has enlisted one of Americaís leading economic terrorist groups to help defend and promote the presidentís widely unpopular socialist healthcare scheme.This development is not all that surprising because when liberal policies threaten to destroy the country Democrats typically think all they need to do is shout louder to make people understand how wonderful the hated policies really are. This ongoing collaboration with radical left-wing community organizers is also part...
  • Coalition of Leftist Groups to Disrupt ĎIslamic Apartheid Conferenceí [Temple Univ]

    04/20/2012 4:59:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2012
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Coalition of Leftist Groups to Disrupt ‚ÄėIslamic Apartheid Conference‚ÄôPosted By Frontpagemag.com On April 19, 2012 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments The David Horowitz Freedom Center and Temple University Students for Intellectual Freedom have organized an ‚ÄúIslamic Apartheid Conference‚ÄĚ to be held on Monday, April 23rd focusing on the second-class status of women and homosexuals in Islam and the intolerance for other religions. ¬†An organized coalition of leftist and Islamist student groups at Temple University has created a Facebook page defaming the scheduled panelists and pledged to protest and disrupt the...
  • U.S. Ruling: PA, PLO Canít be Charged in Torture Death

    04/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued for the death by torture of a man killed in PA custody, the United States Supreme Court has ruled. The court found that the Torture Victim Protection Act allows for civil suits against individuals only, and not against organizations. The family of PA resident Azzam Rahim, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had sought to sue the PA and PLO for Rahimís death in 1995. The family alleges that Rahim was tortured to death in PA custody. The PA and PLO have denied the charges. In a unanimous ruling, justices upheld a lower courtís...