Sunday, November 30, 2014

NY Times Journalist Who Published Darren Wilson's Address Wants Police Protection

NY Times journalists Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson irresponsibly published Ferguson cop Darren Wilson's home address. Not cool at all, considering there are many who have rancorous hatred for the man they've threatened since the Grand Jury failed to indict Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. He has a pregnant new bride.  Their lives will never be the same.

So, Charles Johnson of  GotNews published both Bosman's Chicago address, and  Robertson's New Orlean's address as a lesson.

Now, according to Johnson, Bosman wants police protection.

Julie Bosman “keeps calling the 020th District station complaining about people harassing and threatening her,” our source told us. She’s also “complaining about numerous food deliveries being sent to her residence.”
Chicago police department sources alerted about the glaring double standard on Friday.
I'm of the mind that two wrongs do not make a right, but as they say- karma's a bitch. Maybe journalists will think twice before they do something so reckless.

Islamists- Destruction of Israel A "Matter of Time"

Gatestone Institute has posted a sobering article by Dr. Mitchell Bard about just how futile it is to expect peace in the Middle East. In fact, if Islamists have their way, the destruction of Israel is just "a matter of time."

What makes negotiations with Iran, ISIS, Hamas or any other Islamist group impossible is that their leaders believe they are acting according to the immutable word of God. America, Israel, other Muslims with whom they disagree, cannot do anything to satisfy them except "submit" (the Arabic word "Islam" means "submission"). As Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya'qub said in a televised sermon in 2009, "If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. The Jews are infidels not because I say so but because Allah does... They aren't our enemies because they occupy Palestine; they would be our enemies even if they had not occupied anything."

Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terror groups do not conceal their intentions. The Hamas covenant explicitly calls for Israel's destruction and does not distinguish between Israelis and Jews:
"Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious... It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine... It is one of the links in the chain of the struggle against the Zionist invaders...
The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: "The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, 'O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him'".... There is no solution for the Palestine question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. Palestine is an Islamic land."

But the ultimate goal of Islamists is not just the destruction of Israel, but the Islamization of any land Muslims have occupied in the past, like Spain, and beyond.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NFL's Reggie Bush Compares Ferguson To Palestine

Detroit Lions footballer Reggie Bush, who was Kim Kardashian's main squeeze for a while, is one of those fools who has likened Ferguson to the Gaza, Palestine problem.

He posted a photo on Instagram of an Arab-looking man, holding a banner that reads:

"The Palestinian People know what mean [sic] to be shot while unarmed because of your ethnicity. #Ferguson #Justice.” 
As expected he has both supporters and detractors.

He believes the Ferguson "problem" is a global one, and wrote the following to accompany the above mentioned photo:

“No matter who you are, what color skin you have, where you live, we are all in this together! This isn’t a Ferguson problem it’s a Global Problem! We need change NOW! What happened to humanity? #JusticeForMikeBrown”
It has 16.8k likes.

Abraham H. Foxman from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) jumped into the fray in an attempt to educate the idiot:

“The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is not based on race, it is a political dispute based on claims to land.
“By conflating the death of Michael Brown with the conflict in the Middle East, Reggie Bush demonstrates a severe lack of understanding of both issues. He should stick to football."
Addressing those who criticized him, Bush responded with another photo of a girl holding a sign that reads:

"Ferguson with love from Palestine."
And the following explanation.

“This issue is a GLOBAL issue (I believe I said that already in one of my posts as well) as you can see."
“People all over the world have been affected by the unfortunate events that have taken place in Ferguson! I chose to take a stance on this issue because I'd rather have an opinion than to sit back and be quiet and say nothing at all! I wasn't expecting everyone to agree with me and I wasn't expecting everyone to like my posts!”
“…I wasn't expecting everyone to agree with me and I wasn't expecting everyone to like my posts! An [sic] unarmed young man lost his life period! And that's unfortunate! I don't know much about shooting people or getting shot but I do know if you shoot someone once in each leg (not 6-10 times) maybe even 3 times, chances are they will slow down! So my heart goes out to the family members of Mike Brown and anyone else that has gone through similar or worse tragedy!”

Go educate yourself Reggie, before you opine. Or better yet, as Foxman suggests- Stick to football!

Source: Al Arabiya

ISIS Jihadists Eat Pancakes?

Apparently Islamic State of Iraq and Syria jihadists have time to nosh on pancakes when they're not out there beheading or crucifying innocent people.  Maybe they get a big stack 'o pancakes before they blow themselves up. But jihadi brides now have a recipe for flapjacks to feed to their terrorist hubbies in order to “extend the energy and power of the Mujahideen (fighters).”

The recipe, which can be found online, was posted by al-Zawra- a faction of ISIS which helps “prepare sisters for the battlefield for jihadists.”  Al-Zawra also shares handy tips on how to be a good jihadi bride.

 " [it] uses social media to guide wives of ISIS militants in domestic work such as sewing and cooking, medical first aid, Islam, Sharia law and weaponry."

The recipe, according to Al Arabiya:

One egg
One cup of milk
One tablespoon of oil
One cup of flour
Four tablespoons of sugar
and 4 teaspoons of salt.

Really? 4 teaspoons of salt? Maybe they'll all die from high blood pressure.

They're to be served for breakfast or dinner with honey.

Source: Al Arabiya

Friday, November 28, 2014

Obama To Pay Businesses $3,000 For Every Illegal Immigrant They Hire

Thank you Mr. President. With so many Americans out of work, some of whom turn to crime as a result, Barack Obama will pay businesses $3,000 for every illegal immigrant they hire.

Hiring illegal immigrants used to come with a hefty punishment if a business owner was found out, but now under President Obama’s plan announced through executive action last week, job creators will be rewarded.

The president’s call to offer undocumented workers a path to citizenship will come with a $3,000 per employee financial incentive to any business that wants to hire these workers.

Fox News points out that because of a “kink” in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), “businesses will not face a penalty for not providing illegal immigrants health care.” Furthermore, these workers will not be eligible for public benefits “such as buying insurance on ObamaCare’s health exchanges.”

“If it is true that the president’s actions give employers a $3,000 incentive to hire those who came here illegally, he has added insult to injury,” Rep. Lamar Smith, a Texas Republican, commented to The Washington Times. “The president’s actions would have just moved those who came here illegally to the front of the line, ahead of unemployed and underemployed Americans.”

The rest here.

Boycott Israel Bozos Protest Ferguson In Seattle

Guess who showed up at a Seattle protest rally after the Ferguson, Missouri verdict?   A bunch of Boycott Israel bozos- because, of course, the Ferguson verdict has everything to do with Jews and Israel.

They were members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee.

More info and photos here.

Joke of the day: Women's Rights In Islam Cartoon

Appropriate representation of women in Islam- a religion that has never evolved.

Danish ISIS Jihadists Receiving Unemployment Benefits

No-one knows for sure exactly how many European fighters are fighting with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. There are only conservative estimates. Denmark has over 100 jihadists fighting in Syria, and 28 of those have been receiving unemployment benefits.

Out of the 28 Danish people identified by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) as having received benefits, 15 had been ordered to pay the money back, eight people were still being investigated, and five cases had been dropped due to insufficient evidence, tabloid BT reported.

“It is incredibly important that we are not naive,” Danish Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen told the daily when asked about the data, which was found by merging records kept by different authorities.

Denmark has one of the world’s most generous unemployment insurance systems, with those on the scheme receiving up to 801 kroner per day (108 euros, $134) for up to two years.

However, some of the jihadists were on a significantly more modest basic unemployment benefit also paid in Denmark.
Dang. I'm moving to Denmark.

Poor fools.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Top 10 Things Obama Is Thankful For- Happy Thanksgiving 2014

It's the day to give thanks.  I hope everyone has enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving.

I know there are many Americans out there who hate this great country of ours, and yes we have many faults, but all I have to do is look at what's going around in other parts of the world, and I feel very blessed and grateful to be living here. At least for now.

Here's a funny from Political Insider: 10 things our current president Barack Obama (one of those who seems to loathe the United States) is thankful for.
Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to count our blessings. But it’s not just regular Americans who are thankful. Even the most powerful man in the Free World is thankful for the little things that get him through the day. Here are President Obama’s top 10 things he’s thankful for:
1.  Dancing With The Stars. Obama loves DWTS. He doesn’t actually watch the show, mind you. He’s just glad that millions of Americans are too busy watching to pay attention to his destruction of America.
2.  Taxpayers. We fund Obama’s gold-plated vacations all over the globe. According to our friends at Judicial Watch, the Obama’s have spent at least $44 million so far.
3.  The American media. These guys are Obama’s real bodyguards. They make sure only fawning praise is allowed on the airwaves and in print. Obama never has to defend himself or his policies; the Fourth Estate does it for him.
4.  Teleprompters. Without these neat little gizmos, Obama would have never earned his undeserved status as some sort of great orator.

The rest here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pakistani Actress Veena Malik & Others Get 25 Years Jail For Blasphemy

Only in Pakistan.

If the extremist element in Pakistan has its way, popular Bollywood Pakistani actress Veena Malik along with her husband Asad Bashir Khan Khattak, TV host Shaista Wahidi, and a media mogul and owner of Geo TV will spend a very long time in jail.  The four of them have been sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy.

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of a blasphemous programme by Geo television in May, which played a religious song while staging a mock marriage of Malik with Bashir.

Judge Shahbaz Khan also sentenced both Malik and Bashir, along with TV host Shaista Wahidi, to 26 years each. The ATC also imposed a 1.3 million Pakistani rupees fine on the convicts.

The judge said in his judgment that the four accused had committed profanity, and the court in its 40-page verdict also asked the police to arrest them, an official said. But the order is unlikely to be implemented because the Gilgit-Baltistan region is not considered a full-fledged province by Pakistan and verdicts by its courts do not apply to the rest of the country. and ordered that their properties should be sold to raise the fine, if they fail to pay it.
Thankfully, none are currently residing in Pakistan.

There are other blasphemy cases pending from other Pakistani cities.

Source: Time of India

Malik caused quite a stir after allegedly posing nude for a magazine.

H/T: Tarek Fatah

Afghan Woman Guns Down 25 Taliban To Avenge Son's Murder

I've no idea if the following is true or not, but one can only hope.

Apparently, an Afghan woman- Reza Gul- who witnessed the murder of her policeman son by the Taliban, shot and killed (with the help of her daughter and daughter-in-law) some 25 or so militants as revenge. Five were wounded.

Khaama Press claims they battled for about 7 hours.

Sediq Sediq, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the armed campaign by women against the Taliban militants is a symbol of a major revolution and public uprising against the group.
The Taliban militants group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

If true, good on them. But one can't always trust information from that region.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Women Not Equal To Men, Claims Turkey's President Erdogan

Women are not equal to men, and should focus on motherhood. This, from Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of a country that has been battling to join the European Union for a decade or so.

He shared that morsel of Islamic idiocy (though, granted, there are other religious conservatives who believe the same) at a meeting regarding women's rights.

And feminists suck, because they don't embrace motherhood.

“Our religion gave woman a station. What station is this? The station of motherhood ... Motherhood is something different and is the most unobtainable, the highest station."
“There are those who understand this, those who don't. You can't tell this to feminists, because they do not accept motherhood. They have no such concerns.

More here.

SNL Skit Spoofs Obama's Executive Order On Immigration

Hahaha.  Saturday Night Live skit spoofs Barack Obama's "executive order" on immigration.

Cast of characters:

A bill (Kenan Thompson) and an executive order (Bobby Moynihan) explain how government really works with a little help from President Obama (Jay Pharaoh).

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jihadi Poetry- ISIS Jihadists Embrace Their Artistic Side

Some Western Islamic State jihadists fancy themselves poets, and are posting their drek on social media sites. Take Brit Abuqaqa Britani: after being banned by (a bizarre social networking site where he used the moniker "greenbirdexpress") he has taken his stuff to Twitter, where he goes by Abuqaqa Britani Afro.

Abuqaqa (rhymes with a synonym for shit) longs for martyrdom. I told him I hope he gets his wish. Soon. No response. Yet.

One of his so-called poems:

They got planes but Allah is higherShaheed ["martyr"] dead don't be a lier [sic]He just sold his soul and Allah is the buyerFor the kafir ["infidels"] it's hellfire

And apparently it's not just the Brits embracing their artistic side, jihadists from the North Caucuses are also into "jihadi poetry"

Indeed, North Caucasian "jihadi poetry" is so popular that there is a group, Poeziya Dzhikhada ["Poetry of Jihad"] dedicated to it on the Russian social network VKontakte. Poems, some written by jihadis in Russian prisons, are shared via the VKontakte group and also on sites run by Chechen militants in Syria.
Frequent topics in North Caucasian poems about jihad include militants' bravery on the battlefield, death (particularly death on the battlefield), and the need to defend women from the "infidels."
So was Osama Bin Laden.

Go figure.

More on RFE/RL

Around 300 Swedes Fighting With ISIS In Syria

It's estimated that around 300 Swedish citizens are now fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the numbers are increasing:

“A hundred cases of people who have left to join the fighting have been confirmed, then there are the presumed cases..., and then there are those that have not been counted, which brings the total to between 250 and 300,” said the head of the intelligence services, Anders Thornberg, on SR public radio.

Thornberg said the flow of youths leaving to become militants in Syria was rapidly rising.

“A certain number of young Swedish men are leaving and training in camps, learning to become terrorists to use explosives and weapons.” he said.

The fear is what happens when these radicalized jihadists return home.

There are around 3,000 European ISIS fighters.  That's a small but powerful army.

Europe should be scared.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UK Judge Allows Anjem Choudary To Preach Hate While On Bail

Radical Muslim hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who was arrested and then released on bail from police custody after a counter-terroism sweep in the UK, is now back on London streets spewing his hate.

Even though he's on bail, district judge Howard Riddle decided that Choudary and 6 others who were arrested can go back to preaching because it was in violation of religious freedom.  Apparently, as part of their bail conditions, they were not allowed to set up their little 'dawah' (Islamic proselytizing) stalls. That's now changed. Riddle said:

“The dawah stalls are a significant part of the current investigation."
“However, it is accepted that the dawah stall has an ostensible purpose to spread the word of Islam and to proselytise. Religious freedom is of considerable significance.”
The others that were arrested:

Choudary and his brother Yazandi were arrested on 25 September along with Shakil Chapra, Siddartha Dhar, Abdul Muhid, Mohammed Rahman, Mohammed Shamsuddin and Anthony Small.
Anthony Small is a Muslim convert and former boxer with his own YouTube channel. He has also calls for Muslims to take over England.

Dhar supposedly took off for Syria with his wife and 4 kids.

Choudary claims he never stopped preaching anyway.

 “It’s a nonsense anyway. I never stopped my dawah, I never stopped doing my work online and in cafes. Street dawah is just one way of doing this."
“It’s an abuse of process. It’s an abuse of what you would call human rights, they should remove the other conditions. I’ve been raided four or five times and they’ve never found anything – I’ve got less now than I had then.”
Muslim radicals do not deserve the right to freedom of speech or religion.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Dutch Mother Rescues Jihadist Daughter From ISIS

So, Monique, this Dutch mum, treks on over to Raqqa, Syria, to retrieve her Muslim convert daughter Aicha after she traveled there to join ISIS. Aicha allegedly changed her mind, but can you really trust a radicalised Muslim?  I certainly wouldn't.

Both daughter and mum were arrested in Turkey because daughter has no passport.  Mum could also face criminal charges upon her return to Holland, since "provision of assistance" to terrorists is a crime.

Story on Telegraph UK.  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TX Prosecutor Punished For Wrongful Conviction Of Innocent Man

Ken Anderson, a former prosecutor who then went on to become a judge, will suffer the consequences (though not much) of having intentionally sent an innocent man to jail for 25 years.

Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife. When trying the case as a prosecutor, Anderson possessed evidence that may have cleared Morton, including statements from the crime's only eyewitness that Morton wasn't the culprit. Anderson sat on this evidence, and then watched Morton get convicted. While Morton remained in prison for the next 25 years, Anderson's career flourished, and he eventually became a judge.

In today's deal, Anderson pled to criminal contempt, and will have to give up his law license, perform 500 hours of community service, and spend 10 days in jail. Anderson had already resigned in September from his position on the Texas bench.

What makes today's plea newsworthy is not that Anderson engaged in misconduct that sent an innocent man to prison. Indeed, while most prosecutors and police officers are ethical and take their constitutional obligations seriously, government misconduct--including disclosure breaches known as Brady violations--occurs so frequently that it has become one of the chief causes of wrongful conviction.

What's newsworthy and novel about today's plea is that a prosecutor was actually punished in a meaningful way for his transgressions.

Meaningful? Not really. I don't think that 10 days in prison, 500 hours of community service or the loss of a law license can ever make up for the quarter of a century an innocent men lost while languishing in jail. But it's something.

This needs to happen more often.

The rest of the story.

Bush Family and Zionists Financed Hitler, Claims Venezuela Muslim MP

Here's a good one regarding Hitler, the Nazis and WW II: it combines both the "blame it on Bush" and "blame it on the Zionists" conspiracy theories.

In a video on Hizbullah's Al-Manar channel, Muslim Venezuelan MP Adel Al-Sughayar (chairman of FEARAB- a federation of Arab societies in Latin America- claims that Hitler was financed mostly by Zionists and the George Bush family prior to WW II in order to destroy Europe and

"impose the American economy and the dollar currency on it."
 "Hitler killed those Jews who belonged to progressive organizations... You will not find on those lists any representatives of global Zionism."

Watch the Memri Video here.

He's not the only one who has these bizarre theories. There are a plethora of non-Muslim, non-Arabs who believe the Jews financed Hitler.

Berkeley Students' Reactions to ISIS Flag and Israeli Flag

Ami Horowitz performs a little experiment at U.C. Berkeley, California.

He waves both the ISIS flag, and the Israeli flag. Not surprising which flag got the negative reaction.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Virginity Tests For Female Police Recruits In Indonesia

As part of the application process, female police recruits in Indonesia are subjected to a "two finger virginity test."

Not only is this discriminatory, it's degrading, and the procedure is not even performed in private.

Only in a Muslim country.

Human Rights Watch interviews some of the traumatized applicants in this video.

The Kurds of Rojava- Syria's Other Revolution Few Have Heard Of

Documentary filmmaker Mehran Bozorgnia and producer and narrator Darius Bazargan's latest video for BBC's Our World shows a fascinating effort in northern Syria to create a multi-ethnic mini-state by Kurds. It's called Rojava- and includes mainly Kurdish areas near Aleppo, Kobane and Qamishli.

A "representative democracy based on equality, pluralism and self-sufficiency"- where all religions co-exist peacefully, and women have equal rights- is being cobbled together by a bunch of left-wing Kurdish radicals.

These are the people fighting ISIS.

Communism is a flawed system, but if they can make it work, and somehow stabilize that region, God speed.

Muslims Discovered The Americas, Claims Turkey's President Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Christopher Columbus did not discover the Americas, it was actually a bunch of Muslim sailors in 1178 that have that honor.

He shared those thoughts with some Latin American Muslim leaders at a summit in Istanbul.

“Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus."
“Muslim sailors arrived in America from 1178. Columbus mentioned the existence of a mosque on a hill on the Cuban coast."
There are a few other Muslims who believe the same thing.

In one contentious article published in 1996, historian Youssef Mroueh cites a diary entry by Columbus that described what seems to be a mosque in Cuba.
However, some understand the passage to be a metaphorical reference to the shape of the landscape.

So now Erdogan wants to build a mosque in Cuba.

“I would like to talk about it to my Cuban brothers. A mosque would go perfectly on the hill today."

Right-o, because Mroueh claims Columbus saw a mosque makes it true. Not. Blogger Jason Colavito debunks that theory.

Remarking on the position of the river and port, to which he gave the name of San Salvador, he describes its mountains as lofty and beautiful, like the Pena de las Enamoradas, and one of them has another little hill on its summit, like a graceful mosque. The other river and port, in which he now was, has two round mountains to the S.W., and a fine low cape running out to the W.S.W.

This reminds me of the slew of Muslims who believe that Jesus Christ was a Muslim. That we all are Muslims, never mind that Judaism and Christianity pre-date Islam.

Wishful thinking.

Source: Al Arabiya

Islamist Group On Facebook Claims Responsibility For Murder of Bangladeshi Professor

More tolerance from some enlightened Muslims.

A Facebook page, apparently representing an unknown militant group, has claimed the responsibility of killing Rajshahi University professor Shafiul Islam.

The page, Ansar al Islam Bangladesh 2, claimed to have executed the social science professor within hour of his death. Shafiul was hacked to death outside his house in the Chauddapai area of Rajshahi city on Saturday afternoon. He died several hours later while undergoing treatment.

Ansar al Islam Bangladesh 2 posted the announcement at 7:09pm, Saturday. The page was created hours after the killing of Professor Shafiul Islam, claiming responsibility.


"Our Mujahideens have killed an 'atheist' of Rajshahi University who had banned wearing burqa in his department," the status read.

It also warned all the "anti-Islam" people and non-believers of dire consequences.

The photographs of slain professor Shafiul Islam, blogger Rajib Haider and Ashraful Alam are crossed in red ink with one word as caption under each stating, "Finished".

Apart from the three photographs, blogger Ashif Mohiuddin and Rakib Mamun are also seen on the Facebook page, with text suggesting that there has already been an attempt and a second one is coming.
I reported the page for inciting violence, but within a very short time received notification that the page did not violate community standards. The page is in Bengali. Do you think they bothered trying to translate any of the page? No. In spite of the fact that there are a bunch of photos crossed out with red. And this is posted in the about section, in English:

We are the Helpers of Shariah in Bangladesh. We are Mujahideen fi Sabilillah.

Facebook is too concerned with taking down anti-Islam pages.

Source: Dhaka Tribune

Saturday, November 15, 2014

UAE Designates CAIR As Terrorist Organization

The United Arab Emirates has compiled and approved a very long list of 'designated terrorist" organizations and groups.

Along with familiar groups like the myriad of Al-Qaeda affiliates, Muslim Brotherhood groups etc hailing from the Middle Eastern region, are Muslim groups based in foreign lands including:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, better known as CAIR.

Yes, the UAE considers CAIR a terrorist organization. The same CAIR that has its hands influencing the liberal contingency of this country.

Check out the rest of the list here.

H/T Tarek Fatah

Friday, November 14, 2014

Veiled Woman Kicked Out Of Paris Opera After Cast Refuses To Perform

Full face coverings, like the burqa and niqab, have been banned by France in public places since 2011, and there is a fine for violating said ban. When it first passed, there was the usual outcry from conservative Muslims and liberals, saying these women should have the right to wear niqabs if they choose, but the ban prevailed.  We really haven't heard much regarding the issue until now.

Apparently, some cast members of the Paris Bastille Opera spotted a woman in full niqab regalia during a performance of La Traviata, and refused to continue performing.

'A singer spotted her in the front row during the second act,' said Jean-Philippe Thiellay, director of the Bastille Opera, which was opened by Socialist president Francois Mitterand in 1989.
'Some performers said they didn't want to sing."

The woman is thought to hail from one of the Gulf States, and was there with a friend. She was informed about the ban by a security guard, asked to remove the veil, and when she refused, she was kicked out. According to Thiellay, "It was unpleasant getting her to leave."

Naturally, the liberal arts community has condemned the decision.

'What possible harm could a woman sitting quietly in the audience with face covered do to anyone?' said Guy Laurent, a regular at the Bastille Opera.
'The woman would clearly have felt utterly humiliated by what happened – French culture should be more tolerant.
'It is not the job of theatres to enforce petty laws.'

The women did not receive a refund.

As a result of this latest brouhaha, the government plans on revisiting the law:

A spokesman for France's Ministry of Culture today said it was 'producing a new set of rules' to make sure the so-called 'burka ban' was better enforced in theatres, museums and other public institutions.
If Westerners are expected to adhere to the dress code in Muslim majority countries, then Muslims should do the same in western nations. The woman was sitting in a dark theatre, no-one would have seen her. Good on them for tossing her out.

More on the DailyMail.

Tougher Rules For Western Recruits Joining ISIS

According to the newspaper Asharq Alawsat, the Islamic State is afraid of infiltrators from Western intelligence agencies, so they plan on making it a tad harder for Western and foreign jihadists to join their ranks. I wonder if part of that decision had to with the fact that several Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels allegedly infiltrated an ISIS camp, and posing as cooks, poisoned about a dozen ISIS militants. 

But it definitely won't be as easy as it has been in the past.
Western recruits can no longer just show up at the Syrian border and join IS, according to the report. Instead, they need to present proof of identity and a character reference from "at least one sheikh known to [Islamic State] leadership," Islamist leaders in London told Asharq Alawsat.
According to the report, British jihadis already in Syria are providing character references for new recruits.

Outside the United Kingdom, another group, Sharia4Belgium (currently on trial in Belgium on charges of enlisting young men to fight in Syria) is providing endorsements for Islamic State recruits.
No references? They'll run a security check on the recruit.

They also have a bunch of new rules and regulations on how to behave, for those traveling to Syria for the first time, so they don't stand out, including:

Don't dress too conservatively.
No religious books.

However, some of the old rules haven't changed:

Don't tell friends and family.

And then you have jihadists giving advice via forum.
One British Islamic State militant, who calls himself Abu Fariss, answers questions from potential new recruits via his account.
New recruits should bring "warm clothes, good boots, gloves etc" to Syria, he advises.
And regarding character references, Abu Fariss has this to say to one would-be jihadist:

"Aki [brother], I would like to migrate to [IS], will you be my tazkiya [character reference]," he is asked.
"I won't be your tazkiya, however I can help bring you in and [IS] will sort you out. Giving tazkiya is a very big thing," Abu Fariss replies.
Fariss will also chat with wannabees on a private chat service called Kik, when it comes to "sensitive issues" like how to deal with parents when they find out he joined a terrorist group.

"I am scared. I knw my pqrents will be in deep pain and sorrow wht should i do," the potential recruit asked.
Abu Fariss  had this to say about his own experience:

"Some understand, some think what I'm doing is wrong but support my intention...some think I'n completely misguided. You cant always please everyone, so why not please the one worthy of it, Allah."

Source: RFE/RL

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ISIS Caliph Al-Baghdadi Calls For Saudi Supporters To Kill Shiites, Saudi Leaders and Crusaders

An audio message allegedly from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Caliph of the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL), who might or might not be wounded, calls on Saudi supporters to kill the Shiites, then the House of Saud and its soldiers, and then the crusaders and their bases. In that order.

Guess we infidels have a bit of a breather.

"Tear them to pieces and kill them in droves." [snip] "And very soon, Allah willing, the vanguards of the Islamic State will reach you."

YouTube video here.

Racist Tweets Mocking Black Republicans Leads to Lawyer Resigning From NYC Bar Committee

White Democrats are cool with black politicians, but if they happen to be Republican, no way. Liberals have no love for black conservatives. In their minds, if a black is conservative they must be 'Uncle Toms,' and worthy of racial epithets.

New York attorney Andrew Barovick is one of those white liberal Democrats who despises black Republicans. He proved that with a series of racist Twitter posts, dating back several years, about black Republicans including former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, and GOP candidate Herman Cain.

A recent Tweet, however, was what got him into trouble:

Barovick stated in a tweet last Monday that former Republican candidate for New York Lieutenant Governor Christopher Moss, who is black, should be the "spokesmodel for Cream of Wheat or Uncle Ben's Rice." Moss serves as Chemung County Sheriff and is the President of the New York State Sheriff's Association.

Barovick, who was the chairman of the New York City Bar Association's medical malpractice committee, finally resigned after much pressure.
Barovick wrote to the president of the City Bar Debra Raskin:
I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as chair of the City Bar’s Medical Malpractice Committee. As you know, I made a grave mistake by attempting to use humor to personally convey my frustration with the New York Republican Party through a tweet that upset a great number of people. Though it was not my intention to do so, it is clear that it caused pain and anger to those who read it, and for that, I am deeply sorry.
I take full responsibility for what I sent out, and for my personal lapse in judgment. I cannot change the words that I wrote, but I can acknowledge the significance of the pain they caused. After much heartfelt consideration, I have decided to take it upon myself to resign as Chair of the City Bar’s Medical Malpractice Committee, effective immediately.
Source: Breitbart

And we get labeled racist for criticizing Obama's policies, when it has nothing to do with the color of his skin.

So, for all you liberals who think that only Republicans are racist, here's Andrew Barovick to add to the list of liberal, Democratic racists.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Republican Congress More Popular Than Obama - Gallup Poll

According to a recent Gallup Poll, the newly elected GOP congress have a higher approval rating than President Barack Obama- 42% to 39%.  Okay, so that's not much, but it's something.

They better do a good job, or we're toast in two years.

Story on Breitbart.

Moroccan Rape Victim Attacked By Rapist Husband Over Divorce

Even in moderate, somewhat secular, Morocco, women are still victimized. In the case of 17-year-old Khaoula- multiple times.  Khaoula was raped, but so her rapist could avoid jail time, she was forced to marry the man last year. But then Khaoula decided to file for divorce- one can assume her rapist husband was probably very abusive. So what did rapist hubby do? He beat her up and slashed her face with a razor blade around 50 times, wounding her on other parts of her body, requiring 40 stitches.

Hubby allegedly told her:.

"I swear that nobody will marry you after me."
I doubt she will get justice, even though some rights organizations have pledged to help her.

It wasn't until this past January that Morocco finally did away with the law that allows child rapists to get off scott free if they marry their victims.

You might remember Amina al-Filali, the Moroccan 16-year-old who committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist, although the mother claimed she had been forced to drink poison.

In some Muslim majority countries, like Afghanistan, rape victims have the choice of either marrying their rapists or lashes and jail time.

Al Arabiya

Canadian/Israeli Joins Kurds To Fight ISIS In Syria

Another foreigner has joined the Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Syria.  This one is female.

A Canadian-born woman who emigrated to Israel and served in its military has joined Kurdish militants fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) insurgents in northern Syria, Israel Radio reported on Monday.

The Canadian foreign affairs ministry would only say, “We are aware of reports that a Canadian individual has joined Kurdish forces.”

The Israel Radio report, which identified the woman as 31 years old and a resident of Tel Aviv, said she had contacted Kurdish fighters over the Internet before traveling through Iraq to train at one of their camps on the Syrian border.

“They are our brothers. They are good people. They love life, a lot like us, really,” she told the radio station.
God speed.

Source: Al Arabiya

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stupid Voters and Lack of Transparency Helped Pass Obamacare Claims Architect of Obamacare- On Video

Remember how Barack Obama promised to create the most transparent and open government ever:

"My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government." - 

It turns out that Jonathan Gruber, an economist who helped cobble together Obamacare, claims that "lack of transparency" was what enabled Obama and his Democratic congressional minions to pass the Affordable Care Act.  Lack of transparency, and the stupidity of the low information voter.

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage." “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

Sunday, November 09, 2014

About ISIS' Child Soldier Training Camps For "Cubs of the Islamic State"

Child soldiers are considered a war crime, not that anyone who actually recruits child fighters really cares whether it's a crime or not. ISIS prides itself on its army of child jihadists fighting in Iraq and Syria. They're called the "Cubs of the Islamic State."  One such "cub" who died fighting in Syria- the Cub of Baghdadi"  had a video tribute posted to YouTube by his supporters. They have camps where they train the kids to fight.

“They teach them how to use AK-47s,” one Iraqi security official told NBC News on condition of anonymity. “They use dolls to teach them how to behead people, then they make them watch a beheading, and sometimes they force them to carry the heads in order to cast the fear away from their hearts."
Some graduates of the camps are used as human shields and suicide bombers. Other wee warriors man checkpoints, hoist heavy weapons and act as enforcers.
Beyond the additional fighting power, analysts and experts say brainwashing young recruits is a strategic move aimed at ensuring the militant group’s longevity by providing a ready-and-willing next generation of jihadis."
"It's being done for the same reasons that Hitler had the Hitler Youth," explained Charlie Winter, of the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based anti-extremist think tank. "That's effectively what we're seeing here — military training and ideological training."
Brainwashing the impressionable minds of kids, will cause irreparable damage. According to Winter:

"There's no term better suited to it than brainwashing." "These children won't have any point of reference other than jihadism so the ideology will be a lot more firm in their heads and a lot more difficult to dislodge."
These camps are located in Iraq and Syria. The training in the principles of jihad starts with:

Memorizing the Quran.
Learning about Shariah law.
Militarization- how to use weapons, make bombs, and attack.

It takes about two weeks to one month of intense training before from 40 to 60 kids graduate. Then another bunch are ready for their schooling. According to Laith Alkhouri from the global security firm Flashpoint Intelligence, it's about keeping “cycle of radicalization going.”

“In two, three, four years they’re going to be adults. By raising them up on this ideology and methodology, it becomes part of their everyday life. These kids are going to grow up, abide by and adhere to the ideology and carry out what ISIS want.”
Once they graduate, some of the kids accompany the older jihadists to the battlefield so they can get desensitized to blood and violence. From the perspective of an ISIS militant, Abu Dujana:

“They have to get used to hearing the sounds of explosions and machine guns and missiles and artillery and aircraft."“They should used to get to seeing blood.”
“The goal of these camps is not to take the cubs to the battles, but to prepare them for the battles in the future." “If some of them are taken to the battles, they stand in the back rows in order to see how to fight and hear the explosions and to see the wounded and the dead.”
And why?

 “this war will continue for a long time”
“We should start train them from now because they will complete what we started: the expansion of the Islamic caliphate."
NBC has more on ISIS's abuse of these children.

ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi Critically Wounded

There are reports that head honcho of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi- has been critically injured in al-Qaim, a border town in western Iraq.  One can only hope, though we know if one falls, another one will take his place.

Senior ISIS members were reportedly meeting in the town of al-Qaim near Mosul. After the strikes, the fighters evacuated a nearby hospital and used loudspeakers to ask for blood donors, Sky News reported.

U.S. Central Command confirmed in a statement that U.S.-led air strikes targeted ISIS leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul late Friday, without confirming whether Baghdadi was killed, AFP reported.

“This strike demonstrates the pressure we continue to place on the ISIL [ISIS] terrorist network and the group's increasingly limited freedom to maneuver, communicate and command," US Central Command said.

Anbar province MP Mohammad al-Karbuli told Al Arabiya News Channel that coalition aircraft had targeted a gathering of ISIS leaders in al-Qaim that led to the killing of tens of people and wounded.

Karbuli said chaos ensued the air raid with ISIS members scrambling to transport their wounded to al-Qaim hospital which was overwhelmed with the number of patients.

The rest here.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Tim Scott's Response When Asked How He Can Stand For The Poor And Be A Republican

So, Tim Scott, a black Republican senator from South Carolina, was asked by MSNBC's Thomas Roberts:
 “You say you’re concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and, like yourself, had a tough start on the way out. But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have concern. And the NAACP has given you an ‘F’ on their annual scorecard.”
Regarding that 'F' grade, Scott responded:

“Let's just ask ourselves, if we look back over the history when Congress was controlled by the Democrats for 40 consecutive years, if we look at the result of that control, what has happened in black America? We saw greater poverty.
“[I]f I have an ‘F’ on the NAACP’s scorecard, it's because I believe that progress has to be made and the government is not the answer for progress. I was a kid growing up in poverty. I had a mentor who was a Chick-fil-A operator … who taught me that the brilliance of the American economy happens through business ownership and entrepreneurial spirit."
Scott credits the Republican Party and support at the local level for helping poor people like him become success stories.

He believes a "good education" and a "strong work ethic" are the stepping stones to success, and that big government and the policies of the left keep people stuck in poverty.

See the video here.

I love Scott's brilliant response.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Video- French Child Jihadists Fighting In Syria

Two young French jihadists in Syria asked to recruit other children to join ISIS. They can't be more than 11 to 14-years-old.

What evil monstrosity of a parent would drag their child to fight in a foreign land.

Islamic State Has Established A "Sinai Caliphate"

According to, the Islamic State is now on the doorstep of both Israel and Egypt and has established the "Sinai Caliphate"- calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Egypt (ISILE).  In a statement by ISILE, they have demanded that tribes and other terrorists in the Sinai  ambush and attack the Egyptian Army and police.

More on this on Alegmeiner.

Sadly all the anti-Israel, anti-Semites of the world- and there are plenty who are not even Muslim- will not care one whit that Israel is being threatened by an even deadlier force than Hamas/

ISIS Publishes Price List For Yazidi and Christian Slaves As Young As One-Year-Old

According to the Iraqi News, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) slave trade has been slowing down, so it put together a price list for abducted Christian and Yazidi women and children in order to control prices. They range from $43.00 for a middle-aged woman to $172.00 for a toddler. This, after a video surfaced showing men joking about Yazidi sex slaves.

“The market to sell women and spoils of war has been experiencing a significant decrease, which has adversely affected ISIS revenue and financing of the Mujahideen.”
You'll lose your head if you don't adhere to the controls, and forget about buying more than 3 "spoils" of war. However, if you're a foreign jihadist from Turkey, Syria and Arabs from the Gulf States, it seems you get carte blanche.


A (Yazidi or Christian) woman, aged 40 to 50 years, is for 50,000 dinars.
The rate of a (Yazidi or Christian) woman, aged 30 to 40 years, is 75,000 dinars.
The rate for a (Yazidi or Christian) woman, aged 20 to 30 years, is 100,000 dinars.
A (Yazidi or Christian) girl, aged 10 to 20 years, is for 150,000 dinars.
A (Yazidi or Christian) child’s price, aged 1 to 9 years, is 200,000 dinars.

Good lord. Toddlers?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Interview With US Army Vet Battling ISIS in Kobani

 A few brave American souls have taken it upon themselves to make the trek over to northeastern Syria to help the embattled Kurds beat ISIS.

Here is an interview with U.S. Army vet Jordan Matson, 28, who traveled from Wisconsin to Syria when he heard about the horrors ISIS was committing against Christians and minorities in Mosul, Iraq.

"For over a year, people were being slaughtered by ISIS," the 28-year-old Sturtevant, Wisconsin, native told RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI), using another acronym for IS.

"Anyone who didn't conform to their way of life could either convert, be killed, or get driven off their land. So when Mosul fell and IS drove all the Christians and minorities from the town or killed them, I thought that enough was enough and I decided to come here to fight," Matson said via Skype.

For two months, Matson has fought in northeastern Syria alongside the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). He said he decided to join the Kurdish militia after searching the Internet for a way to fight IS.

"I found that the YPG was the only force in the area that would let Christians and Muslims live in peace together so I decided to join them," he said.

Like most of the foreign Islamic jihadists, Matson entered Syria from Turkey, and has much praise for the Kurdish people. Shortly after arriving in Syria, he sustained injuries to his arm and eye during a battle in Rojava.

He related how Kurdish locals took care of him while he was recovering in the hospital. Kurdish families would visit him there, bringing food to share with him and other wounded fighters, he said.

"There's a lot of love in the community. It's something you can't really find in the United States; it's very different and I love it," Matson added.

He is now fighting in Kobani, and ever thankful for the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga troops who have entered the fray to help.

But to finish off ISIS he had this to say:

"To put an end to IS, we are going to need boots on the ground," he said. "If we increase the bombing campaign and put boots on the ground to help give support to the YPG fighters, it would help push IS back to the Syrian borders. Troops could save many lives here," Matson told RFI.

And like ISIS, Matson has been trying to recruit more fighters to help out through social media outlets. According to YPG's Kandal Amed, other foreign fighters have joined forces with the People's Protection Unit to fight ISIS.

"Foreign fighters are in all fronts with the People's Protection Units. Germans and Russians, others, wanted to be part of the new spirit that was created for the peoples of the Middle East. Among our ranks, you will find Americans, Germans, and others, all men, but we expect the arrival of foreign women, too,"

In tandem with the Iraqi Peshmerga forces, they are trying to help the Yazidis, many of whom are still stranded in Iraq's Sinjar Mountain.

"Now in the Sinjar Mountain there are families, civilians, and our comrades living in difficult humanitarian conditions. We talked to them by phone today," he said on November 5, "They suffer from the extreme cold, where during the last week about seven to eight children died because of the cold and hunger. We are now working with the Peshmerga forces to open a corridor to save these families."

RFE/RL has a video of Matson.

Canada Looking To Ban Polygamist Immigrants

Canada is thinking about changing some requirements for immigrants: no polygamists or people who fancy forced or child marriages or honor killings or other "barbaric cultural practices" need apply. Of course we know who they're referring to, and good on them. But it beggars the question, is polygamy legal in Canada? If not, why were they allowed to move to Canada to begin with.

According to Canada's Immigration Minister Chris Alexander,

We are strengthening our laws to protect Canadians and newcomers to Canada from barbaric cultural practices,” Chris Alexander said in a statement, Agence France-Presse reported.
“We are sending a strong message to those in Canada and those who wish to come to Canada that we will not tolerate cultural traditions in Canada that deprive individuals of their human rights.”
You will have to wait until you are 16-years-old to get married (though that is way too young) and forget trying to blame it on "honor" if you kill your wife or children.  This has happened quite often in Canada in recent years, which is one reason they are planning on creating these restrictions.

Now, how about enacting similar immigration laws here in the United States? Oh right, we have the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a bunch of liberals who will cry "racism" or "Islamophobia."

Good luck Canada.

Source: Al Arabiya

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Pakistani Christian Couple Beaten To Death And Burned For Desecrating Quran

Only in Pakistan would a Christian couple accused of desecrating a Quran be beaten to death and then hurled into a kiln and burned. And the tragic part is- who knows if the couple were actually guilty or not. It could have been any number of things, including the fact that they were Christian, or perhaps they had a falling out with one of their accusers. Accusations of blasphemy are often levied against people who are involved in some alleged dispute, and though Pakistan still has draconian blasphemy laws that will earn you the death sentence, mob justice usually takes care of the accused before the courts can.

The victims were only identified by their first names, Shama and Shehzad, and were a married couple.
Pakistan's brick kiln workers are often subject to harsh practices, with a study by the Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan estimating that 4.5 million are indentured labourers.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a three-member committee to fast track the investigation of the killings and ordered police to beef up security at Christian neighbourhoods in the province, an official from his media office told AFP.
Minorities are often targets, like Aasia Bibi, a Christian who was convicted of blasphemy, and then sentenced to death in November 2010.  She was accused by a Muslim woman after the two argued.

And 70-year-old schizophrenic Mohammad Asghar, a British/Pakistani man, has also been languishing in jail since 2010 for blasphemy. He was accused, after a dispute with a tenant, of writing that he was the Prophet Mohammad. No-one bothered to take into consideration his mental status. Asghar was then shot in the back by a vigilante prison guard in September, though he survived.

There are some in Pakistan who believe that the blasphemy law needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, but few have the courage to lobby for change because they could wind up dead.  That's what happened to Salmaan Taseer in 2011. The politician and businessman, who was governor of Punjab at the time, was murdered by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his bodyguards, because Taseer was very vocal about his opposition to the blasphemy law. Taseer was also asking for a pardon for Aasia Bibi. He was shot 27 times with a sub-machine gun. And who was considered the hero?  Qadri. He even got a mosque named after him. In a middle-class neighbourhood, to boot.

It's heartening, though, to read the comments on the Dawn article I sourced this from. Most are appalled by what happened to the Christian couple.

And this editorial from March 29, 2014, was reposted on Dawn:

Editorial: Death for blasphemy

The reality of Pakistan today is that mere accusation of this crime, howsoever unsubstantiated, instantly imperils the life of the individual concerned, and that threat persists not only throughout his incarceration, but even after acquittal.

Minorities are particularly impacted by the blasphemy law. Firstly, they are disproportionately targeted as compared to their actual representation in the population.

Secondly, when one of them is accused, the entire community is made to suffer, as illustrated by the mob violence in Joseph Colony, Gojra, etc or in lesser known cases where communities have been intimidated into moving en masse out of the locality. In fact, the desire to grab land or settle personal scores often underlies blasphemy allegations. That is all the more reason the law needs to be revisited.

Good luck with that.  Unfortunately, Pakistan is getting more and more conservative, and I can't imagine reform happening any time soon.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Video- Anti-Israel Protestors Target Sabra Hummus

This video of a bunch of pro-Palestine, anti-Israel BDS protesters, demonstrates just how simpleminded and ignorant they are.

Dan Joseph of MRCTV interviews a bunch of them protesting the Sabra Hummus restaurant in Georgetown, Washington D.C., asking which is more dangerous Hamas or Hummus.

I'm sure I don't need to tell you what the response was. It is amusing though, in a pathetic, scary way.

Piers Morgan's 10 Reasons Why Obama's Democrats Deserve To Lose The Midterms

I have little to no respect for liberal Piers Morgan, one of the bucket load of celebs who salivated over Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign for the U.S. presidency- with that one-note mantra of  "Yes, we can" - and were ecstatic over his eventual win. But like many, Piers is now very disillusioned with Obama. It took almost two terms for those disillusioned liberals who voted and/or supported him- twice-  to realize just how bad Obama has been for this country- something we moderates and conservatives predicted way back when. But at least they've come to their senses, though it's a little late- some of the damage Obama has caused might very well be irreparable.

Piers continues his scathing critique of Obama with 10 reasons he believes the midterm elections will favor the Republicans, and it's all thanks to our "bluffing, boring, blame-pointing" president.

Here are the highlights:

1. HE BREAKS HIS PROMISES. Obama said he’d shut down Guantanamo Bay, then didn’t. He said he’d be more transparent, then we found out his NSA was secretly bugging everyone. He vowed to put a limit on America’s warfare but has continued to wage Drone-led war on numerous fronts. He looked Newtown families in the eye and said he’d get action on gun control - and failed. He insisted he’d make Washington less cynically divisive but it’s never been worse. Above all, he pledged to restore trust in Government and has achieved the complete opposite.

2. HIS FOREIGN POLICY STINKS. He heralded a ‘new dawn’ for the Middle East, but kept American involvement at such minimal levels that ISIS has been allowed to ferment into a potent, dominant terror force in the region. Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Gaza and Syria all burn as Obama fiddles with his golf swing. As for Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama may pride himself on ending America’s involvement as he said he would – but leaving behind complete chaos and borderline anarchy should be a matter for self-reflective sadness at failed missions to instill freedom and democracy, not celebration.

3. HE’S A BLUFFER. Obama made America a laughing stock when he warned Syria’s Assad regime, ‘A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized’ and then blinked when Assad promptly crossed that red line. It’s that kind of spinelessness which emboldened Vladimir Putin to wage imperialistic Russian assaults on Crimea and Ukraine - and ISIS to behead his citizens with impunity. I hate seeing America look weak and I’m not even American.

5. HE CAN’T EVEN DO THE RIGHT THINGS RIGHT. Obamacare should have been his great legacy. Bringing 30 million impoverished, uninsured Americans into the health care system is an achievement of genuine worth. But the launch was so haplessly cack-handed and disastrous that the perception remains of dismal failure even as statistics suggest Obamacare is enjoying an increasing positive performance. The great communicator has lost ability to successfully
7. HE BLAMES REPUBLICANS FOR EVERYTHING. I’m sick and tired of Obama constantly berating his political opponents for his own inaction. I’m no fan of the way GOP leaders have tried to strangle his every policy at birth – often at the expense of America’s national interest - but that’s the nature of modern politics. He’s the President and has extraordinary powers, not least of which via his personal fiefdom of Executive Orders. Stop incessantly bleating about ‘Washington intransigence’ and damn well lead.

9. HE’S DONE NOTHING TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF MINORITIES. Virtually every leading black American I interviewed on my old CNN show believed that the basic living standards of their fellow African-Americans were poorer now than before Obama came to power. Further, they believed that racism is now worse than it was six years ago. Two breath-taking failures on behalf of the very section of population that most helped get him elected.

The rest here.

I hope he's right.

Turkish Nurse Fed Up Of Treating ISIS Terrorists

More proof that Islamic State terrorists are availing themselves of Turkish hospitality, including medical attention.

One nurse at a private hospital in the coastal city of Mersin, Turkey- about a 260 mile hike from Aleppo, Syria- is so fed up and "ashamed" of treating ISIS jihadists, she finally contacted members of Parliament and the National Police Department.

According to the Taraf Daily, E.G. (as she is being identified as) said:

 “We treat them, and they go on to decapitate people. I am sick of treating wounded ISIL militants.” 
And it's not just E.G. and the rest of her colleagues who are disgusted at having to help people who "chop off heads," others in Mersin and surrounding areas close to Syria are also troubled by having to treat wounded jihadists. Which means it's a rampant problem.

In the letter she wrote to Parliament and the Police Department, E.G. said she has been employed at a private hospital in Mersin for a long time. She said her hospital has treated many wounded Syrians so far, who have introduced themselves as “opposition members.”

However, she noted that she had found out that most of the Syrians recently admitted to the hospital were ISIL members. “I was extremely distressed about this. I am very sorry about this situation. I am disturbed by the fact that these people are being treated in our hospitals while our people are being held by them,” she wrote, according to Taraf's report.

ISIL has been holding 46 Turks, and three consulate staff who are not Turkish citizens, as hostages for the past three months.

Back in August, her hospital treated and ISIS commander:

 “The ISIL commander named Muhammet Ali R. who was admitted to our hospital on Aug. 7 was treated at room number 323.

Many of his bodyguards kept watch around the hospital. Many other ISIL commanders like him and soldiers have been treated at our hospital, and returned to war after the completion of their treatment. I don't want to help these people. I want you to inspect these hospitals. And I am referring the owners of the hospital and its management to God.”

How do these injured militants cross back into Turkey from Syria, without the Turkish authorities knowing? It  means the Turks are complicit.

H/T Tarek Fatah

Monday, November 03, 2014

Muslim Writer- "Losing My Religion To Islamic Radicals and Western Progressives"

And another Muslim voice uber-critical of  liberal progressives who enable and inadvertently support the radical Muslims.

Aly Salem is an Egyptian Muslim writer living in New York who wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, and posted on The Australian.

The commentary titled "Losing My Religion To Islamic Radicals and Western Progressives" is a must read. Here are some snippets:

"What is so compelling about radical Islamism may lie within its founding texts. It is time we acknowledged the powerful influence these texts have had even on ordinary Muslims. The political ideology based on them has already dragged the Middle East back towards the Stone Age."
 "— Islamism — is the dominant political ideology in most Muslim-majority countries, often taking root in vacuums where secular politics have never had space to develop. Polls by the Pew Research Centre, such as last year’s The World’s Muslims, indicate that in many Muslim countries, the population is overwhelmingly in favour of veiling for women, the death penalty for leaving Islam and stoning as punishment for adultery; rabid anti-Semitism is rampant. The few exceptions to these statistics tend to be countries with a long history of militant secularism (like Turkey), or former communist states (Tajikistan, Bosnia, Albania, etc.) where religion was effectively wiped out of the public sphere. But Islamism is now growing even in those places."
"Many of my fellow Muslims are trying to reform Islam from within. Yet our voices are smothered in the West by Islamist apologists and their well-meaning but unwitting allies on the Left. For instance, if you try to draw attention to the stark correlation between the rise of Islamic religiosity and regressive attitudes towards women, you’re labelled an Islamophobe."
"In the US, we Muslims are handled like exotic flowers that will crumble if our faith is criticised — even if we do it ourselves. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats alike would apparently prefer to drop bombs in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond, because killing Muslims is somehow less offensive than criticising their religion? Unfortunately, you can’t kill an idea with a bomb, and so Islamism will continue to propagate."

The full article here.

Liberals take heed.  Hello Ben Affleck!

Muslim Woman's Open Letter Responding To Ben Affleck Calling Criticism Of Islam "Gross and Racist"

As we all know liberal actor Ben Affleck called criticism of Islam "gross and racist" during an episode of the Bill Maher show, with Maher- a liberal who gets the radical Islam problem.  Well, it appears there are Muslims who believe Ben's argument, though well intentioned, was actually harmful.

Eiynah, a Canadian/Pakistani blogger, has written an open letter to Affleck discussing just how harmful it was.  The op-ed was published on Pakistan Today.

Dear Ben,

I am writing to you today as a woman who was born and raised in Islam. I saw your discussion with Bill Maher and Sam Harris, and I must say you did me a great disservice that day. Your heart was in the right place, of course, and it was lovely of you to step up and defend ‘my people’.

What you really did though, perhaps inadvertently, was silence a conversation that never gets started. Two people attempted to begin a dialogue and you wouldn’t even listen. Why should any set of ideas be above criticism, Ben?

Why are Muslims being ‘preserved’ in some time capsule of centuries gone by? Why is it okay that we continue to live in a world where our women are compared to candy waiting to be consumed? Why is it okay for women of the rest of the world to fight for freedom and equality while we are told to cover our shameful bodies? Can’t you see that we are being held back from joining this elite club known as the 21st century?

Noble liberals like yourself always stand up for the misrepresented Muslims and stand against the Islamophobes, which is great but who stands in my corner and for the others who feel oppressed by the religion? Every time we raise our voices, one of us is killed or threatened. I am a blogger and illustrator, no threat to anyone, Ben, except for those afraid of words and drawings. I want the freedom to express myself without the very real fear that I might be killed for it. Is that too much to ask?


What you did by screaming ‘racist!’ was shut down a conversation that many of us have been waiting to have. You helped those who wish to deny there are issues, deny them. You became an instant hero, a defender of Islam. It’s kind, it really is. I understand because I too am plagued and affected by the issues brought about by actual Islamophobia. I have a Muslim name and brown skin, my peaceful relatives have been pushed in the subway and called ‘terrorist’ for no reason.


Can we talk about the blatant double standards and violation of human rights, for a second? Mosques are built throughout western countries, usually without much issue. But in the hub of Islam, the heart of Islam, Saudi Arabia, no one but Muslims are allowed to officially practice their faith. There are no churches, temples or synagogues because Saudi Arabia will not permit any non-Muslim place of worship to exist. Who will hold them accountable for such injustice if we hush everyone who speaks out against Islam?
The whole letter here.

Brave woman, since she's already received death threats for an anti-homophobia children's book she wrote titled: My Chacha (uncle) is Gay.  

Good luck Eiynah.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Home Depot Gets Muslim Sensitivity Training From CAIR In Dearborn, Michigan Store

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is now conducting 'cultural awareness training" to companies like Home Depot.  Yes, indeed, they provided training to a Home Depot in Dearborn, Michigan recently. Granted, Dearborn, Michigan could be considered the Muslim capital of the United States, housing the largest Mosque in North America, but why have they not assimilated into American culture? Should other religions follow suit?  How about Hindu or Buddhist awareness sessions.

From their website:

The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations yesterday provided cultural awareness training to employees at a Home Depot store in Dearborn, Mich.

CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid and CAIR-MI Safe Spaces Coordinator Warda Kalim discussed issues relating to customer interactions and modesty in Islam and highlighted religious accommodations concerns of Muslim employees.

CAIR-MI has provided similar trainings in the past to other Home Depot locations in Southeastern Michigan.

"We welcome such opportunities to engage Home Depot and other business establishments to better serve their Muslim customers and accommodate the cultural competency of their Muslim employees," said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CAIR has helped resolve a number of similar cases involving prayer in the workplace and offers a booklet, called "An Employer's Guide to Islamic Religious Practices," to help corporate managers gain a better understanding of Islam and Muslims.

There is even a link to that detailed employer's guide to Islamic religious practices, which includes information on religious holidays, food, clothing, demeanour , and prayer. It's worth a peek. They're demanding a bucket load of concessions. And it's only going to get worse.

Video- ISIS fighters in Iraq Joking About Yezidi Sex Slaves

There's a video that has surfaced of alleged ISIS jihadists in Iraq joking about buying, selling and trading their Yezidi sex slaves, which is sanctioned in Islam.

It was translated by an Arabic journalist for Al Aan TV in Dubai- Jenan Moussa- who translated the video, and posted it on Twitter.

From the comments on YouTube, there are some who believe the men are Saudi, others think that it's fake, and then we have people like this idiot:

This is in accordance with the Koran, stop attacking these people and their culture. who are you to criticize?
White people invented slavery. if anything these men are victims of white imperialism.

The original video on YouTube has been made private. You can watch part of it on Daily Mail UK.

No wonder young men are joining ISIS in droves, as repressive as the religion is, they can get lucky, and it's cool with Mohammad and Allah.

Transcription courtesy of Al Aan TV.

Today is the slave market day
Today is the day where this verse applies: “Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess,- for (then) they are not to be blamed”
Today is distribution day God willing
Each one takes his share
I swear man I am searching for a girl I hope I find one
Today is the day of (female) slaves and we should have our share
Where is my Yezidi girl?
Where is my Yezidi girl?
Whoever wants to sell his slave, whoever wants to give his slave as a present... Everyone is free to do what he wants with his share.
Where is my Yezidi girl?
Whoever wants to sell, I can buy my brothers.
Whoever wants to sell his slave, I buy.
Whoever wants to sell his own slave, I buy her.
And if you want to give her as a gift, also I take her.
Who wants to sell?
I want to sell.
I pay 3 banknotes (1 banknote is most probably 100 dollars)
I buy her for a pistol.
The price differs if she has blue eyes.
I buy her for a glock (pistol brand)
I pay 5 banknotes. (1 banknote is most probably 100 dollars)
If she is 15 years old
I have to check her
check her teeth.
If she has green eyes
If she doesn’t have teeth, why would I want her?
Put dentures for her.
I don’t want.
On the Yezidis
Can one take 2 slave girls? Does that work?
(Voice behind camera asks) You have a share. What about it?
I got a share of Yezidis but I don’t want one.
Why? Wait why don’t you want yours?
I will give my share away.
AL Farouk and I, we do not want any.
(Voice asks the boy) Do you want a Yezidi slave?
He nods yes
Can you handle her?
Boy giggles
Abu Khalid, do you want a slave?
I don’t want to take one.
Abu Fahd: “Your Yezidi is dead”
She’s dead
Someone giggles

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Afghan President's Wife Backs Niqab Ban In France

When I first read the headline, I was pretty amazed that an Afghan woman would dare back France's niqab ban. But it appears Afghan's new First Lady, Rula Ghani aka Bibi Gul, is not your typical Afghan woman. Apparently, she's actually a Lebanese-American woman, has 5 languages under her belt, and attended the Sciences Po University in Paris, France in the late 1960s, and degrees from the U.S. and Lebanon. Was a reporter for Agence France-Presse for a few years while living in Beirut, and actually only returned to Afghanistan in 2002. She also happens to have been born a Christian, and there is no confirmation whether she converted to Islam or not.

Afghanistan’s cosmopolitan new first lady has backed France’s controversial ban on the niqab, comparing the full veil to “blinders” as she prepares to campaign for more respect for women in her conservative adopted homeland.
Rula Ghani shocked Afghan observers earlier this year when she appeared with her husband during the country’s presidential campaign, a rare example of a political wife sharing the spotlight.

Ghani says of France's niqab ban:

“Regarding the French law against the niqab and burqa which prevent women from being able to move freely and see, because the niqab is a bit like blinders, I am in full agreement with the government of France."
Regarding women's rights in Afghanistan, she hopes that by the time her husband Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's 5-year term ends:

 “men in Afghanistan will be more inclined to recognize whatever role their wives take”.
"In one word, more respect,” she said.
More on Al Arabiya.

I hope she has a slew of trustworthy bodyguards.  I wish them both good luck.

Walmart Caves- Removes Papa Pashtun Halloween Costume

Walmart caved to pressure and removed a Papa Pashtun Halloween costume, after a social media backlash. The costume was deemed racist.

“When it was brought to our attention on social media, we began working to pull this down. We are deeply sorry that this costume is on our website, and we are pulling it down as soon as possible. We are calling on all of the other retailers to pull it down as well,” Brooke Buchanan, senior director of Walmart Corporate Communications, told BuzzFeed News.
It was sold through a third-party vendor Costume Kingdom.

“We have strict policies with our third party vendors, and It’s very important to us that products on the site don’t offend groups of people, or minorities.”
This reminds me of when Sears pulled their Sexy Burka costume back in 2012.

Source: Al Arabiya