Friday, January 30, 2015

Texas Woman Accused Of Corpse Abuse and Food Stamp Fraud

Here's another despicable case of welfare fraud. But that's not the only transgression 35-year-old Rachel Hardy-Johnson committed, Rachel and her 40-year-old husband Dondre- who owned several businesses at the time Rachel applied for food stamps as a single mother of two- was also arrested and charged with 'abuse of a corpse.' They left 7 corpses to rot, after taking money from the families for funeral services that were never performed.

And Rachel, all the while sucking the government teat for food stamps, had the gall to purchase back in 2011 and 2012, with a cashier's check (basically cash), a 2006 Hummer for $26,000, a 2008 Mercedes-Benz for $41,700 and then a 2008 Range Rover for $53,000.

It all finally caught up with her.

She could get 25 years for food stamp fraud and faces a $250,000 fine. She'll find out her fate this coming May.

Hubby (and Rachel) also face time and fines for the corpse abuse and theft.

The rest here.

Shameful, when there are people who legitimately need the food stamps.

Islamic Shariah Tribunal Runs In Texas

Think Islamic shariah isn't already creeping into the United States, think again. It's alive and well and operating in Texas.

Breitbart has all the info regarding the Islamic Tribunal that has 4 judges, who handle everything from divorce, to business disputes to family law.

An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.”

Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution.” El-badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.”

El-badawi said the tribunal follows Sharia law to resolve civil disputes in family and business matters. He said they also resolve workplace disputes.

In matters of divorce, El-badawi said that “while participation in the tribunal is voluntary, a married couple cannot be considered divorced by the Islamic community unless it is granted by the tribunal.” He compared their divorce, known as “Talaq,” as something similar to the Catholic practice of annulment in that the church does not recognize civil divorce proceedings as ending a marriage.

El-badawi said they follow Texas family law when it comes to child support, visitation, and custody. He said that in most cases, custody of children is awarded to the mother.

Breitbart Texas asked what happens when there is a conflict between Sharia law and Texas law. El-badawi said most of the time, the laws are in agreement. When pushed further he admitted that, “we follow Sharia law.” However, he explained, “If the parties are not satisfied with the tribunal’s decision, they do not have to accept it and they can take the matter to Texas civil courts.” He did not say what the social ramifications of rejecting the “judge’s” decision would be.

The website for the Islamic Tribunal states, “The courts of the United States of America are costly and consist of ineffective lawyers. Discontent with the legal system leads many Muslims in America to postpone justice in this world and opt for an audience on the Day of Judgment.”

It goes on to state, “It is with this issue that Muslims here in America are obligated to find a way to solve conflicts and disputes according to the principles of Islamic Law and its legal heritage of fairness and justice in a manner that is reasonable and cost effective.”
The rest here.

And you know there have to be similar tribunals elsewhere.

Pro-Palestinian Group Shuts Down Free Speech At Cal Poly- Video

The pro-Palestinian contingency has no idea of the meaning of dialogue, or respect. Take a look at this video at Cal Poly Pomona where members of American Muslims for Palestine rudely shouted down two Israelis who had been invited to speak on campus.  As the two IDF reservists tried to talk about terrorism and their efforts to save both Israelis and Palestinians, there was a non-stop barrage of invective:  "war criminals" "murderers"  "Nazis" "rapists" "baby killers".

The Dean of Students and VP of Student Affairs have since worked with CPP Hillel and Broncos for Israel to create a chain of command for dealing with protest response and have finalized their policies towards any disturbance in the future.
An open and safe atmosphere for dialogue and ensuring that students feel free to express their love of Israel without being attacked is still uncertain for CPP students, but the future looks brighter.

Stand With Us has posted the video on YouTube.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Study Finds Western ISIS Women Are Not Victims They Are As Driven As Male Counterparts

There are at least 550 foreign female jihadists who have made their way to Syria and Iraq, and according to a study these women are not victims, they are just as driven and dangerous as their male counterparts.

Western women who join Islamic State militants are driven by the same ideological passion as many male recruits and should be seen as potentially dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, experts said. A new study out on Wednesday said the estimated 550 women who have travelled to Iraq and Syria are expected to marry, keep house and bear children.

Despite being banned from fighting, the study found they were active propagandists for the cause. “The violent language and dedication to the cause is as strong as we find in some of the men,” said extremism expert Ross Frenett of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, who coauthored the new report. “The worry is that as ISIS (the IS group) loses ground, as everyone hopes it does, that more and more of these women will transfer from the domestic world they’re in now to a more violent one,” he told AFP.

Much has been written about young women going to become “jihadist brides”, but the prevailing narrative of wide-eyed recruits drawn by a sense of excitement belies the importance of their own faith and passions.

Although Frenett and co are monitoring a slew of female jihadists on social media, and there are a plenty- they chose only 12 women living in Syria and Iraq to focus on. They are from the U.K., Canada, France and the Netherlands.

Some of the women endorsed the bloody beheadings carried out by the militants — “I wish I did” it, one said after US journalist Steven Sotloff was killed — as well as railing against Western governments and the suffering of Muslims. “My best friend is my grenade ... It’s an American one too. May Allah allow me to kill their Kanzeer [pig] soldiers with their own weapons,” one said. Crucially, the women also provide advice and encouragement to other women thinking of joining. “They’re actively recruiting women and providing them with assistance advice and referrals to go to ISIS-held territory,” said Frenett.

So, better beware when those women claim they have had enough of ISIS and want to go home.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Al Jazeera English Bans Use of "Extremist", "Militant", "Terrorist", "Islamist"- Per Leaked Email Memo

ISIS-affiliated jihadists have claimed responsibility for the attack and car bombing of the Corinthia luxury hotel in Tripoli, Libya early this morning. The death toll varies, but it's around 9 or 10, with one American casualty.

Soon after the attack, Carlos Van Meek of Al Jazeera English sent out an email memo to Al Jazeera correspondents telling them they are not to use the terms "jihad", "Islamist", "extremist", "terrorist" or "militant" when referring to Islamist, extremist, terrorist militant jihadists. They want to "avoid characterizing people," because "one person's terrorist is another's freedom fighter." Right, because trying to establish an imperialist global caliphate is just freedom fighting. Beheading journalists, raping and killing Yazidi women, and keeping some as sex slaves is just freedom fighting.

BUT, it's perfectly okay to use the term militant when referring to people like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, or Norway's 'mass murderer' Anders Behring Breivik.

National Review Online's Brendan Bordelon got his hands on a leaked copy of that email:

From: Carlos Van Meek
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM
To: AJE-Newsdesk; AJE-Output; AJE-DC-Newsroom
Subject: Terrorists, Militants, Fighters and then some…

All: We manage our words carefully around here. So I’d like to bring to your attention to some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up. This is straight out of our Style Guide. All media outlets have one of those. So do we. If you’d like to amend, change, tweak.. pls write to Dan Hawaleshka direct who is compiling the updates to the Style Guide and they will be considered based on merit. No mass replies to this email, pls.

EXTREMIST – Do not use. Avoid characterizing people. Often their actions do the work for the viewer. Could write ‘violent group’ if we’re reporting on Boko Haram agreeing to negotiate with the government. In other words, reporting on a violent group that’s in the news for a non-violent reason.

TERRORISM/TERRORISTS – One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter. We will not use these terms unless attributed to a source/person.

ISLAMIST – Do not use. We will continue to describe groups and individuals, by talking about their previous actions and current aims to give viewers the context they require, rather than use a simplistic label.

NOTE: Naturally many of our guests will use the word Islamist in the course of their answers. It is absolutely fine to include these answers in our output. There is no blanket ban on the word.
JIHAD – Do not use the Arabic term. Strictly speaking, jihad means an inner spiritual struggle, not a holy war. It is not by tradition a negative term. It also means the struggle to defend Islam against things challenging it. Again, an Arabic term that we do not use.
FIGHTERS – We do not use words such as militants, radicals, insurgents. We will stick with fighters. However, these terms are allowed when quoting other people using them.

MILITANT – We can use this term to describe individuals who favour confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause. For example, we can use the term to describe Norwegian mass-killer Andres Behring Breivik or Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. But please note: we will not use it to describe a group of people, as in ‘militants’ or ‘militant groups’ etc.
Makes one want to slam one's head into the wall.

It's not the first leaked email to show just how biased the Qatar-based news agency is. After the Charlie Hebdo attack, National Review Online also managed to get a hold of other emails where Al Jazeera execs criticised the overwhelming global support for freedom of speech.

Maybe it's time Al Jazeera crawls back to Doha where it belongs.

Source: NewsBusters

Pat Condell's Latest On Anti-Semitism In Europe- A Special Kind of Hate

Pat Condell's latest video "A Special Kind of Hate"  talks about the rise in anti-Semitism in Europe with the increase in Muslim immigration. And the anti-Semitism is definitely generated mostly by Muslims. And no, he is not being racist.

He also touches on the bogus claim that people who are anti-Israel, are not anti-Jewish, saying.
"..Every anti-Israel rally that's full of Muslims quickly turns into an anti-Jewish hate-fest."
Once again, he speaks the truth.

Video on YouTube here.

70th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz By The Red Army- Jan 27, 1945 Video

70 years ago, on January 27, 1945, the Russians liberated the Nazi Auschwitz extermination and concentration camp in Poland.

The 322nd Rifle Division of the Red Army took disturbing footage of the camp where 1.1 million men, women and children were starved, dehumanized, tortured, experimented on and slaughtered.

Snippets in the video below show piles of skeletal bodies scattered around and in mass graves, piles of teeth, eyeglasses, clothing,  shoes, suitcases, personal belongings.

Here's a 52 minute video that documents the liberation, including more Red Army footage.

I would like to think that showing this kind of footage to every Holocaust denier might somehow change their minds, but I doubt it would have any effect. And for those people who dare claim that the Palestinian people are undergoing a genocide, get real! There is no comparison.

What was done to these Jews and others (including Jehovah's Witnesses, gypsies, political prisoners, homosexuals and others) was beyond inhumane. There are no words to describe it.

We must never forget. We must never allow this to happen again.  This is why ISIS must be stopped.

Turkish Court Tells Facebook To Block Pages Insulting Mohammed, Or Else.

The Turkish government is demanding that Facebook block all pages that insult Mohammed, or else. Yes, the country that wants to join the E.U. continues to prove its unworthiness.

A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely if it ignores the directive, state media said Monday.
The ruling came after Turkish prosecutors investigated the social media pages following a deadly attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Jan. 7.
The court ruled on Sunday that Facebook would be shut down altogether in Turkey if it fails to implement the order, state-run Anatolia news agency reported.
They also targeted a newspaper, the daily Cumhuriyet, for printing some Charlie Hebdo cartoons in support of freedom of speech.

It wouldn't be the first time social media has been blocked, if it comes to that.

Twitter and YouTube were temporarily blocked in Turkey last year after both platforms were used by opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to post allegations of corruption within his inner circle.

More on Al Arabiya.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

US Government Spent $432,000 Researching Gay Hookup Apps

The government, courtesy of the US taxpayer, somehow finds the extra cash to spend on useless studies like how kids view fat characters in movies, voice therapy for transgender folk, why lesbians are hazardous drinkers and fat, and other bizarre and useless studies.  Frankly, who cares.  These studies have cost up to 99 million.  That was for a grant study in China!

Yes, I'm sure the National Institutes of Health (NIH) does conduct research studies on legitimate and worthwhile subjects, but do we really need (or want) to know whether GPS dating apps will encourage gay men to have risky sex, and how aroused they get using the app? Yep, that's the latest NIH waste.

Columbia University received $432,000 to study how gay "hookup apps" like Grindr, Scruff and GROWLr might increase risky sexual behavior.
“Smartphone technologies have provided a new venue for sexual partnering among men who have sex with men (MSM),” the grant for the project states. “Indeed, there are a rapidly growing number of smartphone applications designed to facilitate sexual partnering among MSM.”
The project argues that dating apps that use the Global Positioning System, or GPS, has “accelerated” the rate that gay men can find sexual partners, compared to online.
“Furthermore, given the expediency with which men are able to arrange sexual encounters using these applications, there is cause to question if, when, and how sexual negotiation and serostatus disclosure occurs,” the grant said. “The overall study goal is to understand how sexual risk behaviors among MSM may be facilitated by the nature of GPS-enabled smartphone applications, the way they are used, and the process by which sexual partnering occurs via smartphone applications.”

60 gay men were interviewed for the study.

Who cares about the dating habits of gays or straights.

I'd like them to conduct a study: find out why the government spends money on stupid research projects.

More on the Washington Free Beacon.

Bill Maher Confronts Howard Dean After Claiming Muslim Terrorists Are As Muslim As He Is

Bill Maher ripped fellow uber-liberal, former presidential hopeful Howard Dean- infamous for that campaign scream, oh so long ago- for claiming, during the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher deli massacres, that Muslim terrorists aren't, well, Muslim. Of course, he's not alone, but it's good to see Maher take him to task.

Howard Dean had said that the terrorists in Paris were "about as Muslim as I am," and after being confronted by Maher, he comes up with a pretty darn stupid explanation for why he believes that.

Interesting note- the audience kept applauding Dean.

Video on Mediaite.

And for a little humor, here's someones remix of that Dean scream.

Imagine if he had actually won the 2004 presidential elections. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

IRS Hired For Millions The Same Canadian Company That Botched The Obamacare Website

Here's one for the WTH file.

Remember the Canadian company CGI Federal that messed up, big time,, the Obamacare website? They were eventually fired, with good reason, but apparently the IRS has now hired the IT company for the Obamacare tax program for a whopping $4.46 million!

CGI is a $10.5 billion Montreal-based company that has forever been etched into the public’s mind as the company behind the bungled Obamacare main website.
After facing a year of embarrassing failures, federal officials finally pulled the plug on the company and terminated CGI’s contract in January 2014.
Yet on Aug. 11, seven months later, IRS officials signed a new contract with CGI to provide “critical functions” and “management support” for its Obamacare tax program, according to the Federal Procurement Data System, a federal government procurement database.
The rest on Daily Caller, which lists all the various failures with the website.

And what are we doing hiring a Canadian company? No offense to my Canuck buddies, but don't we have a competent IT company that can handle the job?

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Wants Western Youth To Study Quran

After all the recent horrors perpetrated in the name of Islam, Iran's head honcho, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, to reach out to the youth of Europe and North America with an invitation to:  read the Quran, learn about Islam, don't believe what the politicians and media tell you about his religion.

He, of course, is deluded.

Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful

To the Youth in Europe and North America,

The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents, rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

I don’t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.

I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.

Here, I don’t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that the Western governments’ insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been censured in new historiographies.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is admirable.

By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don’t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?

You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the “other” have been the common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy of spreading “phobia” and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.

My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.

I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.

Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?

Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals throughout several centuries?

I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders.

Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.

Therefore, don’t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.

Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

Yes, thankfully most of us are ashamed of our past- slavery, colonialism, and oppression of people of color, but he fails to acknowledge that Arab Muslims were slave traders, oppressed people of color, homosexuals, women, non-Muslims and Muslim-minorities, and continue to do so to this day. At least we left that in the past. He also fails to mention that the Ottoman Empire was a form of imperialism, as bad as colonialism, and the quest for a global caliphate by radical Muslims continues that imperialism to this day.

Maybe if Iran made a major effort to clean up its act and evolve, people might take him up on his invitation.

He's even been posting on Twitter about this. In Spanish, to boot.

French Ex-Soldiers Joining ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Jihadists fighting in Iraq and Syria with the Islamic State have a bunch of French ex-soldiers joining the battle. Apparently, around 12 former special forces and Foreign Legion soldiers have made the trek to Iraq and Syria.

Reports of French ex-military turning to jihad first appeared on Radio France Internationale (RFI) and in L'Opinion daily on Wednesday.

An anonymous defense ministry source later confirmed the information to AFP.

"We estimate around a dozen former troops have joined these networks," the source said. "Our concern is not former soldiers... It's preventing the phenomenon of radicalization within our forces."

Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, however, would not directly comment on the issue at a Wednesday press conference on France’s new anti-terrorism measures.

"The cases of former soldiers being tempted by jihadist adventure are extremely rare," was all he said.

And they're not all Arab/Muslim immigrants.

“Others are explosives experts, young people in their twenties. Some have been converted [to Islam], others are from Arab-Muslim culture,” the RFI report says.
The Defense Ministry is worried about radicalization within its forces, not just former soldiers.

The Defense Ministry plans to monitor its recruits as well as ex-soldiers more closely to prevent possible radicalization. The army’s 1,000-strong internal intelligence unit will get 65 extra staff for that purpose, Le Drian announced on Wednesday.


Source: RT

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tarek Fatah Blames The Left For The Success Of Islamism

Pakistani/Canadian Muslim Tarek Fatah explains why he believes that Western leftists and liberals are partly to blame for the rise and success of Islamism and jihadi terrorism around the world.

As the world struggles to understand and cope with the rise of pan-Islamism and international jihadi terrorism within western countries, one thing is becoming increasingly clear.

The success of the Islamists is partly due to what I believe is a grand betrayal of civil society by the political left in the western democracies.

Instead of leading the fight against the fanatics’ religious obscurantism, they have embraced it.

The refusal of social democrats, liberals and leftists to stand up to Islamofascism in the democracies of Europe, North America, India and South Africa, has also had an unintended consequence.
He believes the "anti-immigrant backlash against all non-whites" is a direct result of the failure of the left to deal with Islamofascism before it became such a huge problem.  He says:

Imagine if Labour in the UK, Democrats in the U.S., the Congress and CPM in India, socialists in France and the left in Canada had not catered to Islamists, but instead drawn a line in the sand on such issues as gender apartheid.

Think how different things would be today.

Instead we’ve had more than a decade of appeasement.
The rest here.

Muslim Who Saved Shoppers At Paris Kosher Deli Awarded Citizenship

The Muslim worker at the Jewish kosher deli who saved a bunch of shoppers from Amedy Coulibaly's terrorist rampage, is now a Frenchman. He had his citizenship ceremony on Tuesday, attended by France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, and others.

24-year-old Lassana Bathily, had applied for citizenship last year after arriving in France some 8 years or so ago from Mali.  After his heroics (hiding a bunch of shoppers in the basement fridge), his application was fast tracked.

Bathily said he was "proud and moved" to have been granted citizenship. "People say I'm a hero, but I'm not a hero. I'm Lassana," he said at the ceremony. "I'll stay the same. I would do the same again, because I was following my heart."
The 24-year-old told France's BFM TV, "We are all brothers. It's not a question of being Jews, Christians or Muslims. We were all in the same boat. We had to help each other to get out of that crisis."
Bathily explained:

"I was down in the basement for five minutes when I heard shots up there. … After the problems at Charlie Hebdo, I thought maybe the same thing was happening to us. At the same time, if not a few minutes later, I saw everyone running down. They started screaming, “They are there, they are there, they're in the shop!"
According to VOA News:

Bathily described fleeing through a small but noisy freight lift. The frightened shoppers he harbored in the refrigerator chose to remain behind, with the lights turned off to avoid detection as gunman Coulibaly loomed overhead on the store's main floor.

Outside, a police force still reeling from the deadly attack on the magazine offices and the fatal shooting of a policewoman, handcuffed Bathily for 90 minutes until people who knew him confirmed he was not the attacker. Coulibaly was also black, French-speaking and of Malian origin.

With his hands freed, Bathily then drew a map of the store for police, detailing the offices, aisles and cash registers.

He pointed them to where the group was hidden in the basement. After four years of working there and praying within its walls during his shifts, he knew the shop by heart.

What he did was definitely commendable, but he's in denial- as so many others are- regarding terrorists being Muslim.

He said:

"I do not think they are Muslims, they are bandits. They are bandits. I am a Muslim and this is not our religion, our religion is not based on this. A terrorist is not a Muslim. Anyone can be a terrorist, anyone. These are bandits,” he said.

Sorry, but they are.

Video- Chicago Black Activists Blast Obama's 2015 State of The Union Address

Last year Rebel Pundit posted a video response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by black activists, including members of the group Voices of the Ex-Offenders (VOTE).

This year he did the same, and they're just as disillusioned and angry as they were in 2014.
Rebel Pundit sat down with Paul McKinley, Torrence Gresham, Joseph Watkins, Tamiko Holt, and one other unnamed individual.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Allah Told Boko Haram To Kill Thousands, Leader Claims In Video

In the beginning of January, while the world was focused on the Charlie Hebdo Paris massacre, an even more unimaginable Islamic terrorist massacre occurred in north eastern Nigeria. Boko Haram jihadi animals slaughtered up to 2,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, in a matter of a few days when they raided the town of Baga- population 10,000- and burned most of it to the ground.

Over the years, they've been  responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent people in their quest to establish an Islamic State in Nigeria. This is the same group that kidnapped 276 young girls from the Chibok Secondary School, launching the #BringOurGirlsBack hashtag. The same that murdered sleeping students in their beds.

Now the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, says he massacred all those people because God commanded him to. He shared that revelation in a YouTube video, and promised much more to come. The Baga massacre was just the beginning of worse to come.

”We are the ones who fought the people of Baga, and we have killed them with such a killing as he [God] commanded us in his book,” said Shekau, as Nigeria and its neighbors worked to deploy a regional force to confront the violent Islamist militia.
“This is just the beginning of the killings," he said. "What you've just witnessed is a tip of the iceberg. More deaths are coming.”
In the 35-minute video, Shekau also burned Nigeria’s flag and declared the country's constitution dead. "This will mark the end of politics and democracy in Nigeria," he said as gunmen fired automatic weapons into the air, yelling “God is great.”

Since Boko Haram has started venturing into neighbouring countries like Cameroon, there is fear among West African nations that the terror will spread. West African leaders have been mobilizing in an attempt to thwart Boko Haram. In fact, Baga was to be a joint regional military base for Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, headquarters for 2,800 troops. This was to have commenced sometime in November, but when the Baga attack occurred in January, Niger's soldiers had already left, Chadian troops had not yet arrived, so Nigeria was left to fend for itself. That military base was overrun and Boko Haram had a field day with all the weaponry and ammunition they suddenly inherited.  Shekau said:

“Kings of Africa, you are late," he said. "I challenge you to attack me even now. I'm ready.”

Something must be done to stop these extremists from multiplying and spreading their evil across the globe.

There is a video on the Guardian UK website with snippets of Shekau's message.

Nice God they have.

Stupid People Think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Is Still Alive- Jimmy Kimmel's Latest Lie Witness News Video

Jimmy Kimmel has more fun showing just how stupid the average American voter is, because these people probably do vote.

On his latest Lie Witness News, 14 people were asked what they thought of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's speech this past Martin Luther King Day. Half of them obviously think he's still alive after all these years.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Miss Israel, Miss Lebanon Selfie Causes Backlash

Politicizing sports, beauty and art events- how pathetic. But it happens all the time, and usually involves Israel. In this case it's the Miss Universe contest in Miami, Florida, where a selfie taken by Miss Israel (Doron Matalon) with Miss Lebanon (Saly Greige) has caused a firestorm of criticism. Of course it's the Lebanese who are up in arms, some want her to lose her title for daring to be photographed with an Israeli, and it has Greige trying to defend herself in a not-so positive way.
Jumping to her own defense, Greige said on social media that Miss Israel -Doron Matalon - had “repeatedly” attempted to take photos with her, effectively “photobombing” the selfie.

“From the first day I arrived at the Miss Universe pageant I was very careful not to take any pictures with Miss Israel, who tried repeatedly to take pictures with me,” she said, according to the el-Nashra fan entertainment website.

“While I was preparing with Miss Slovania and Miss Japan to get our photograph taken, Miss Israel jumped in and took a selfie with her phone and posted it on social media.”

She continued: "This is what happened and I hope to have your full support in the Miss Universe contest".
Greige even cropped Miss Israel out of the photo.

Matalon, on the other hand, took the high road. She claims she didn't photobomb Miss Lebanon, that "it wasn't a surprise."  She just wanted to reach out, even for a moment.

"I hope for change, and I hope for peace between us; even just for three weeks, even just between me and her," Matalon said.
"That's what we need to remember: we represent the country and the people, not the government and not the political issues."

"It doesn't surprise me, but it still makes me sad. Too bad you can not put the hostility out of the game, only for three weeks of an experience of a lifetime."

She's right.

Lebanon's hatred for Israel stems from the 2006 war against Hezbollah (a terrorist organization) where 1,200 people were killed versus 160 Israelis. Lebanese casualties were mostly civilians, Israel mostly soldiers. Important to note, Hezbollah started the conflict by firing rockets at Israeli border towns.

Source:  Al Arabiya

Update: Conservative Writer Roy M Griffis Gets His Thriller "The Big Bang" Published On Amazon

Conservative writer Roy M. Griffis' got another of his books published, and it's going to be available today on Amazon. "The Big Bang" is the first book in Lonesome George Chronicles.

"An alternative history of today’s America shattered by enemies foreign and domestic, this novel packed with action and character was praised by NYT best-selling author Ben Shapiro as "Clever, witty, tense, and a thoroughly enjoyable read!" Rich Lowry at the National Review raved “A wild romp through a post-apocalyptic America unimaginably awful but also highly contemporary. Buckle your seat belts--and prepare to resist!” Published by Liberty Island Media, the home of the new conservative counter-culture, The Big Bang might just blow you away."

It's available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle, and Audible, Inc, is planning on releasing an audiobook version later this Spring.

Amazon's description:
In this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It's 2008 and George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called "Lonesome George" is in hiding, leading the resistance from a secret location. Multiple plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander of a military unit in Texas. Karen, a former congressional aide, stumbles through the radioactive rubble of Washington DC. Griffis also entertainingly works in real-life liberal celebrities and pundits whose eyes are finally opened to threats they once discounted as obsessions of the right. "Molly," a left-wing columnist in San Francisco, finally puts her talents to good use on the underground radio as the voice of the resistance. "Alec," a famous actor and liberal gadfly, loses his wife and daughter in the nuclear attack on Los Angeles and becomes a legendary fighter, inventing the gun that bears his name. A vivid imagining of an America gone horribly wrong, written in gripping detail.

It's only $12.59 for paperback and $7.19 for Kindle. A bargain for a good historical thriller, and more importantly- supporting one of our own.

You can purchase his book here.

I introduced you to Griff back in 2011 after he had published his novel "By The Hands Of Men- Book One The Old World" on Amazon.

Maybe some conservative film producers will option the book.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bill Maher Blasts Liberals On "Extreme Bullying" Regarding Islam

Liberal Bill Maher does not suffer fools lightly, at least those who don't get the huge problem with radical Islam, both liberal and conservative, the Pope included. But the liberals are the ones who were the targets of the brunt of his anger.

Bill Maher was set to deliver the key-note speech at the U.C. Berkeley commencement in December 2014, until undergrad students decided to un-invite him in October because of his stance on radical Islam. Berkeley administration chose to keep him as speaker.

The kids took issue with his October 3 show where he commented that Islam:

 “is the only religion that acts like the mafia that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.” 

The students then managed to get 4,000 signatures on a petition demanding he no longer attend. They claimed:
“Maher is a blatant bigot and racist who has no respect for the values UC Berkeley students and administration stand for."  “In a time where climate is a priority for all on campus, we cannot invite an individual who himself perpetuates a dangerous learning environment.”
But he's right. This is not racism- religion is not a race, dudes- or bigotry, it's the truth. Witness what just happened to the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris, and the ensuing violent protests after they published another cartoon.  And Maher brought that up during his latest show on HBO.

He lambastes the Pope for his comment on limits to free speech, if it insults someone's faith, and Bill Donohue, Glenn Greenwald, and the Berkeley students who protested his commencement speech.

He called terrorism extreme bullying, and called out liberals for being bullies themselves.

"Liberals hate bullying, alright, but they're not opposed to using it- when they casually throw out words like bigot and racist, it does cow people into avoiding this debate, and if you're doing that you don't get to wear the "Je suis Charlie" button, the button you should wear is the "Je suis part of the problem."

He even brings up Rush Limbaugh, criticizing those who are trying to get him off the air. Maher believes they are part of the problem, and not true liberals because they don't "get" free speech. He said opinions shouldn't be illegal, and that no-one gets a waiver when it comes to freedom of speech, including religion.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Who Is Behind The Campaign To Silence The Debate on Islam- by Muslim Journalist Asra Q Nomani

A former Wall Street Journal reporter and American Muslim, Asra Q. Nomani, has written an interesting article on the "organized campaign" to silence criticism of Islam. She, herself, has been a target for her progressive views, including the bullying attempts to silence her, the ad hominem attacks: "Zionist media whore" and "House Muslim,"  and, of course, the obligatory death threats.

She writes about when and where it all began:

The campaign began, at least in its modern form, 10 years ago in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, when the Organization of Islamic Cooperation — a mini-United Nations comprising the world’s 56 countries with large Muslim populations, plus the Palestinian Authority — tasked then-Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu with combating Islamophobia and projecting the “true values of Islam.” During the past decade, a loose honor brigade has sprung up, in part funded and supported by the OIC through annual conferences, reports and communiques. It’s made up of politicians, diplomats, writers, academics, bloggers and activists.

In 2007, as part of this playbook, the OIC launched the Islamophobia Observatory, a watchdog group based in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, with the goal of documenting slights against the faith. Its first report, released the following year, complained that the artists and publishers of controversial Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad were defiling “sacred symbols of Islam . . . in an insulting, offensive and contemptuous manner.” The honor brigade began calling out academics, writers and others, including former New York police commissioner Ray Kelly and administrators at a Catholic school in Britain that turned away a mother who wouldn’t remove her face veil.

“The OIC invented the anti-‘Islamophobia’ movement,” says Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a frequent target of the honor brigade. “These countries . . . think they own the Muslim community and all interpretations of Islam.”

Alongside the honor brigade’s official channel, a community of self-styled blasphemy police — from anonymous blogs such as and to a large and disparate cast of social-media activists — arose and began trying to control the debate on Islam. This wider corps throws the label of “Islamophobe” on pundits, journalists and others who dare to talk about extremist ideology in the religion. Their targets are as large as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and as small as me.
The official and unofficial channels work in tandem, harassing, threatening and battling introspective Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere. They bank on an important truth: Islam, as practiced from Malaysia to Morocco, is a shame-based, patriarchal culture that values honor and face-saving from the family to the public square. Which is why the bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism.
It works for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The rest here.  Well worth the read.  We need more voices like Asra's. There are some, but they are very few.

7 Churches In Niger Torched Over Latest Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

This is the Muslim mentality:  I'm offended by the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in France, so I'll burn  down 7 churches in Niger.

That's exactly what happened today in Niamey, the capital of Niger, some 3,000 miles away from France.

At least seven churches were burned Saturday in Niger’s capital Niamey during rioting in response to the publication of a Prophet Mohammed cartoon in France’s Charlie Hebdo magazine, an AFP correspondent reported.
The sites, which were primarily evangelical churches, were torched on the left bank of Niamey, several of them housed in small villas that bore no distinctive religious signs. Protesters were also headed for the right bank, which also contains numerous churches.

Around 100 helmeted riot police stood in front of the Niamey cathedral at midday, protecting it from a crowd of stone-throwing youths. Earlier, police fired tear gas to disperse some 1,000 youths in front of the city’s grand mosque and AFP witnessed protesters in several parts of the city armed with iron bars and clubs.

French citizens living in Niamey were warned by the embassy over there to not venture out, since rioters had looted French businesses. They had already taken to the streets on Friday. Those violent protests injured 45, and killed a policeman and three civilians. They also burned down the French cultural center and looted three churches.

They were pissed off at the latest cartoon published by Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday showing Mohammed with a tear in his eye, and "All is forgiven - I am Charlie"

All is forgiven - I am Charlie
Not surprisingly, there have been many other protests in response to the latest cartoon.

The cartoon isn't even offensive.

Source: Al Arabiya

Gatestone Article On The Islamization Of France

At the end of last year, Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute wrote an article about the Islamization of France. It's a long and disturbing look at what's happening in France today- a country that now has the largest Muslim population in Europe.
According to a confidential French intelligence document leaked to Le Figaro, a form of Muslim ghettoization is gaining ground within the French school system. The report says that Muslim students are effectively establishing an Islamic parallel society completely cut off from non-Muslim students.

More than 1000 French supermarkets, including major chains such as Carrefour, have been selling Islamic books that openly call for jihad and the killing of non-Muslims.

A report estimates that 60% of the prison population in France, or 40,000 prisoners, are "culturally or originally" Muslim.

The Fresnes Penitentiary near Paris launched an experiment that involves isolating radical Muslim prisoners in a separate unit to prevent the radicalization of other prisoners. Muslim prisoners clashed with prison guards to protest the new measure.

An Ipsos survey found that 66% of French people believe there are too many foreigners in France, and 59% believe "immigrants do not try hard enough to integrate. According to the poll, 63% of French people think that Islam "is not compatible with French values."
Around 6.5 million Muslims are currently living in France. That's about 10% of the total population.

Kern lists the slew of Muslim-related headlines that occurred in 2014 starting with an annual event that happens on New Year's eve:
On January 1, Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced the most anticipated statistic of the year: a total of 1,067 cars and trucks were torched across France on New Year's Eve, a "significant reduction" from the 1,193 vehicles that were burned during the annual ritual on the same holiday in 2013.
Car burnings, commonplace across France, are often attributed to rival Muslim gangs that compete with each other for the media spotlight over who can cause the most destruction. An estimated 40,000 cars are burned in France every year.
The long list includes news about the flow of French jihadists to Syria and Iraq, some as young as 13, including a young 14-year-old female, and entire families. Around 800 or so have traveled to fight with ISIS. Burqa-clad women trying to buck the face veil ban. Charlie Hebdo was sued by Islamists for blasphemy. The thwarting of numerous terrorist attacks. Threats of terrorist attacks and  assassinating President Francois Hollande. Muslim gang rapists. Renaming a historic theatre in the Fontainebleau Palace- the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Theatre. The 400-seat theatre dates back to 1857 and Napoleon III.  It was named after the ruler of Abu Dhabi who spent millions restoring the space. A French jihadist killed three at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. A non-Muslim man is attacked for eating a ham sandwich on a train. Three police were stabbed by an ISIS supporter. Attempts to get halal meals for Muslim inmates. Over 1,000 French supermarkets were selling books that promoted jihad and the killing of infidels. Mother sues government for letting her son leave France to join ISIS. The Pearl of Hope, a pro-Palestinian Islamic charity is shut down for raising funds for jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria. 10 or more other charitable organizations are being monitored. "Lone wolf Muslim injured 11 people after he rammed his car into a crowd of people shouting "Allahu Akbar." There are more.

And this:
In August, a poll found that a staggering 15% of people in France support the Islamic State [IS]. Among those between the ages of 18 and 24, 27% said they had a positive view of the IS, while 22% of those between the ages of 25 and 34, and 20% of those between 35 and 44 supported the jihadist group. The largest share of IS opponents was composed of people aged 45 to 54.
For more detail, and other news headlines, read the full article here.

Paris Massacres Blamed on Jewish Shape-Shifters

You can rest assured that whenever some horrific Islamist terrorist act (or actually any violent act) occurs, the conspiracy theorists crawl out of their caves and start blaming events on either the Jews, the Illuminati, or the U.S. government. Or a combination of all three. And yes, the Charlie Hebdo, and Kosher deli massacres in Paris are no different. This time, it's being blamed on the Jews and in one case on magical Jewish shape-shifters by one French-Algerian wacko.

A Daily Beast reporter told MSNBC that she had received that explanation while surveying people about the attacks that left 17 people dead, including four Jewish men, in Paris’s immigrant sections.
Many people, Dana Kennedy said, were of the opinion that Jews had staged the series of deadly terror incidents to make Muslims look bad, though one went even further with his explanation.
“One person told me that they weren’t just regular Jews that were doing this but in fact but a race of magical shape-shifting Jews that were master manipulators that could be everywhere at the same time,” Kennedy said.
In spite of the fact that Cherif and Said Kouachi were avenging their Prophet Mohammed, al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo massacre, and Amedy Coulibaly was an ISIS member who hated Jews.

Kennedy has some interesting things to say about those French Muslims. Those wretched Muslim ghettos they're supposed to be living in?  Not so bad.

Kennedy also reported that the housing projects where many Muslim immigrants live, and that are often described as being so downtrodden they provoke desperate acts by residents, appear to be much better than poor housing projects in other places around the world, including the US.
“It was shocking to see these young Muslims with so much hatred towards the Jews and also to America, and they are also in areas that are portrayed as being these desperate areas but in fact they don’t look really so terrible,” Kennedy said.
But it's not just Muslims who blame things on Jews. Many non-Muslim Western conspiracy theorists do the same thing.

More here.  Video with Kennedy.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ottawa Imam Worries About Increase In Young Male Converts To Islam

The rise in young male converts in their 20s and 30s has the imam of a Canadian mosque in Ottawa plenty worried. Sam Metwally heads one of the largest mosques in the city, and it seems this increase has occurred ever since the shooting last October when convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau gunned down a soldier, and then made his way into the Canadian parliament guns a blazing.
Metwally said anywhere from 15 to 20 men in their 20s to 30s have come to the mosque to convert since the shootings.

“This is the biggest number after an event like this happens, and it was strange,” he said.

What is worrying for the Muslim community is that the new converts are not returning back to the mosques for further education about Islam.

“We try to give them our contacts, we try to encourage them to come again, but unfortunately the vast, vast majority of new converts, they come once and they disappear,” Metwally said.

“They never come back again. And this is a big concern for us.”

Some Muslim leaders demand a strict policy in place at all mosques across Ottawa, requiring potential converts to take a course in order to understand the religion.

“What we’ve been hearing from converts for years is that the Muslim community actually needs to do more for converts,” Amira Elghawaby, a member The National Council of Canadian Muslims, said.
She added: “The community needs to be providing more Muslim 101 classes, we need to be inviting people who are new to the faith to come in and learn.”
If he's that worried, don't do it. Most other religions require lessons before conversion. Maybe he should follow the lead of those other Muslims who allow conversion only after taking a course.

At least he's bringing it to the light.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Things Piggy To Be Banned By Oxford University Press To Avoid Offending Muslims and Jews

Oxford University Press (OUP) has taken political correctness to an absurd level. Apparently, the schoolbook publishers have decided to ban references to anything porcine in their children's books in order to avoid offending Muslims and Jews. That means no mention of piggies, bacon, sausage. Nothing porky. Authors are being asked to take into consideration any 'cultural differences and sensitivities" when writing kiddies' books.
The bizarre clampdown, apparently aimed at avoiding offence among Jews and Muslims, emerged yesterday during a discussion about free speech on Radio 4’s Today programme.

Presenter Jim Naughtie – whose writer wife Eleanor Updale is in talks with Oxford University Press (OUP) over an educational book series – said: ‘I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people.

‘Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.

‘Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you've got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it’s just ludicrous. It is just a joke.'
A spokesman for OUP said:
 ‘Many of the educational materials we publish in the UK are sold in more than 150 countries, and as such they need to consider a range of cultural differences and sensitivities.

'Our editorial guidelines are intended to help ensure that the resources that we produce can be disseminated to the widest possible audience.’

The decision has been ridiculed by many including Tory MP Philip Davies who responded:
 ‘How on earth can anyone find the word “pig” or “pork” offensive? 'No word is offensive. It is the context in which it is used that is offensive.’

‘On the one hand you have politicians and the great and the good falling over each other to say how much they believe in freedom of speech and on the other hand they are presiding over people being unable to use and write words that are completely inoffensive.
'We have got to get a grip on this nonsensical political correctness.

‘The political correctness brigade appear to have taken control of our schools.
'The Secretary of State needs to get a grip over this and make sure this ridiculous ban is stopped at once.’
And by both Jews and Muslims. Muslim Labour MP Khalid Mahmood said:

"... That’s absolute utter nonsense. And when people go too far, that brings the whole discussion into disrepute."
Spokesman for the Jewish Leadership Council added:

 ‘Jewish law prohibits eating pork, not the mention of the word, or the animal from which it derives.

I know the Jews are not offended by things like The Three Little Pigs, and photos of bacon, but was glad to see the Muslim measured response. That's not to say there aren't Anjem Choudary types who were probably thrilled to hear about the ban, and who are offended by anything to do with pigs.  In Germany last year, Muslims protested a butcher shop that had a decorative pig display because they were offended. Back in 2007, a school in Amsterdam stopped teaching about rural life because the Muslim refused to talk about the pigs.

This has to stop.

Source and video: Daily Mail

Pat Condell's Last Video- "Nothing To Do With Islam"

Pat Condell's latest video regarding the typical appeaser response to Islamic violence- It has nothing to do with Islam.

Muslim Friday Call To Prayer To Sound At Duke University, NC

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has decided that all students Muslims and non-Muslims alike will get to listen to the Friday call to prayer. They'll get that pleasure commencing this Friday.

Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be “moderately amplified,” officials said in a statement Tuesday.

“The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is to worship God, and serves as a reminder to serve our brothers and sisters in humanity,” said Imam Adeel Zeb, Muslim chaplain at Duke. “The collective Muslim community is truly grateful and excited about Duke’s intentionality toward religious and cultural diversity.”
This from Christy Lohr Sapp, the associate dean for religious life at the Duke Chapel.
“This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission."  “It connects the university to national trends in religious accommodation.”
Wow. Just, wow.

I'm speechless.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dutch Muslim Mayor Tells Muslims Who Don't Want Freedom- "F**k Off" "Pack your bags and leave"

The Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, got it right when he told fellow Muslims in the Netherlands that if they don't want the freedom that is part and parcel of living in the West, then  "pack your bags and leave."  He came out with that pithy remark right after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. he also told them to eff-off.

According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Aboutaleb was quoted as saying on live Dutch TV:

“It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom." “But if you don’t like freedom, for heaven’s sake pack your bags and leave.”

“..and if you can't accept humorists who create a newspaper, then I would like to say f*** off.”

This is stupid, this so incomprehensible. Vanish from the Netherlands if you cannot find your place here. All those well-meaning Muslims here will now be stared at'.
53-year-old Aboutaleb was a journalist before eventually becoming mayor in 2008.

His message to immigrants:
'stop seeing yourself as victims, and if you don't want to integrate, leave'.

Yes. His is a voice of reason. We need more Aboutalebs. Though who knows how long he'll last being this outspoken.

Video, photos and more info on Mayor Aboutaleb on the UK Daily Mail.

No, Liam Neeson Is Not Converting To Islam

Since  2012, there have been  rumors that Liam Neeson was considering converting to Islam. Those rumors resurfaced in December 2014, but Liam wanted to set the record straight while he was attending the Middle Eastern premiere of  his latest flick "Taken 3" in Dubai.

He told Al Arabiya News:
“No, I'm not converting [to Islam]. But I did kind of follow up to that [call to] prayer at the time,” he said. “It’s funny; the first three or four days there it was an annoyance because it was waking me up. But later I looked forward to it every day.”
Those rumors first surfaced  back in 2012 while he was shooting "Taken 2" in Istanbul Turkey.

While the news story first appeared in The Sun newspaper in 2012, it recently resurfaced in the Daily Mail, with Neeson – who was reared a Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland – reportedly admitted that the Islamic call to prayer “got into his spirit” while filming Taken 2 in Istanbul, Turkey.
“The call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it’s the most beautiful, beautiful thing,” he was quoted as saying at the time. “There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim.”
So, there you go, Liam is not following Cat Steven's footsteps.

U.S. Terror Suspect's Niqab-Clad Mom Tells ISIS To "Leave Our Children Alone!"

Remember the Chicago 19-year-old- Mohammed Hamzah Khan - who was caught at the airport last October trying to make his way to Syria to fight with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, along with his 16-year-old bro and 17-year-old sister? Well, an inconsolable mama Khan is really upset at those ISIS dudes for brainwashing Muslim kids to join ISIS, especially after the "unspeakable acts of horror" in Paris last week. So upset, she felt the need to speak her mind- in the courthouse lobby, of course- right after her poor baby pleaded not guilty to attempting to aid and abet a foreign terrorist organization. The guy does face up to 15 years in prison, so a little anti-terrorist rhetoric is opportune.

Zarine Khan, standing next to her husband Shafi, had this to say:

"The venom spewed by these groups and the violence committed by them ... are completely at odds with our Islamic faith." "We condemn the brainwashing and recruiting of children through the use of social media and the Internet."
And this message for ISIS and its appointed Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

"We have a message for ISIS, Mr. Baghdadi and his fellow social media recruiters," she said, raising her voice. "Leave our children alone!"

But this woman needs to take a good, hard look at herself and her bearded husband for the reasons why her three kids, all of whom lived at home, chose to run away to join join an Islamic terrorist group. She wears a niqab in a Western country. Not even a hijab. A niqab! It covers everything but her eyes. No effort to assimilate and integrate for these Indian-born immigrants and their U.S.-born kids. As devout as the parents are it's not surprising the kids could become so easily radicalized, if they weren't somehow radicalized at home. They claim they had no idea

Mohammed's attorney, Thomas Durkin, says the guy was radicalized online. The letter he left his parents is proof enough, along with the ISIS flag doodles. And his sister posted on her Twitter account @DeathIsVNear a smiley face and a heart in response to an ISIS propaganda video full of   beheadings.  Mohammed still aspires to live in an Islamic Caliphate. Were his parent's that stupid that they had no clue what was going on in their kids' lives?

In December 2014, The Washington Post had an interesting and thorough write-up about the wannabee terrorist siblings,.

Mohammed wasn't the only one who left a letter. The other two did as well.

Mohammed wrote:
“An Islamic State has been established and it is thus obligatory upon every able-bodied male and female to migrate there." “Muslims have been crushed under foot for too long. . . . This nation is openly against Islam and Muslims. . . . I do not want my progeny to be raised in a filthy environment like this.”
Where does a 19-year-old learn to hate the West? From uber religious parents.

Sis wrote:

 “Death is inevitable, and all of the times we enjoyed will not matter as we lay on our death beds. Death is an appointment, and we cannot delay or postpone, and what we did to prepare for our death is what will matter.”
The kids asked the parents to join them and to not tell the police.

When the FBI showed up at their door with a search warrant they were allegedly shocked and "stunned."  In an interview at Durkin's office one day, Zarine insisted:

“What they wrote in those letters is not from us." “Those are not our teachings. That’s not what we believe in. This didn’t even come from our family, friends, neighbors — nobody.”

You won't convince me that it didn't somehow start at home.
"We tried to be the best parents we could,” she said. “That’s all I can say — we tried our best. And they are good kids. This thing came out of the blue. We are still trying to figure it out.”
Tried their best? Obviously not. One child running off, I might believe it, but all three, there's something fundamentally wrong in the way they were raised. They even went to an Islamic school, who knows how they were indoctrinated there.

And then this:

Shafi Khan, who came to Chicago from India almost 30 years ago, and Zarine Khan, who followed her husband 20 years ago, said they consider themselves “average” Muslims, no more or less religious than any of their friends and neighbors in Bolingbrook, Ill., a suburb of about 73,000 people southwest of Chicago.
They try to pray five times a day but said they often don’t. Shafi Khan wears a bushy beard and a white knit skullcap, which he said is an attempt to follow the example of the prophet Muhammad. Zarine Khan covers her head and most of her face, which she considers a sign of modesty, not extreme piety.
Sorry Zarine, but the niqab is a sign of extreme piety and religious fundamentalism, not a sign of modesty.

The Washington Post article inadvertently, or maybe not, points out all the contradictions in how the kids were actually raised and how the parents claim they raised them. It's worth a read.

Younger bro and sis lucked out, they have not been charged, as of yet. They also have a three-year-old girl.

Sources: Al Arabiya, Chicago Sun Times

Muslim Hijabi Gets Job As Special Assistant in Office Of Citizenship & Immigration With DHS

I seem to have missed the following tid-bit of information.

Back in July of 2014 the Obama administration hired 3 graduate students from the University of Memphis in Tennessee for some coveted positions. One of those was in the Department of Homeland Security, as a special assistant in the Office of the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). And who got that plum job? A woman named Fatima Noor- a psych major with minors in international relations and Spanish. Now, I would have no problem with hiring a Muslim- and yes, she is - if she happened to be secular or not uber religious. But no, a photo of Fatima posted on the Muslim Observer shows her wearing hijab. This tells me that she's a conservative Muslim, one who has problems with integration and assimilation. And, to me, that spells trouble- especially when it comes to matters of immigration and citizenship.

She'll be there until 2017.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jon Stewart Skewers Obama & Holder For Not Attending Paris Rally

Liberal Jon Stewart of Comedy Central skewered Barack Obama and Eric Holder for not joining around 50 world leaders at the Paris rally of unity against terrorism that took place days after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in the city.

He takes time to poke fun at the French, but then  relevant comments start at the 4:30 mark.

Video on YouTube.

Monday, January 12, 2015

White House Admits It Screwed Up Not Sending Higher Profile Official To Paris Rally

Okay, so I was wrong, the U.S. was represented at the Paris unity/freedom march on Sunday. The U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley. But big deal. She was already there. Eric Holder was also in France, but did not attend. He could have. No last minute plane to catch. But nope, just Ambassador Hartley.

Now the White House admits that they should have sent a higher profile official.

“I think it’s fair to say we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.
Ya think?  50 world leaders attended- I got that number wrong too. British Prime Minister David Cameron was there. So was Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Israel's P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu was there. Ireland, Austria, Spain, Russia, the Ukraine, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland. The list here.

And it was closer to 4 million strong that showed up to demonstrate to the terrorists of the world that we will not be cowed into submission.

They cited security reasons, but if Angela Merkel could show up, so could Kerry, or even Holder.

Earnest went on to say:

“I’m not suggesting that anybody bears responsibility for this outside the White House,” he said. “We here at the White House should have made a different decision.”

You bet.

40 Foreign Leaders And No Obama At Paris Rally For Freedom- Video of Rally

Almost 2 million people attended a rally in Paris celebrating free speech and solidarity. They gathered in the Place de la Republique in front of the statue of Marianne- symbol of the triumph of the Republic- holding an olive branch in one hand and the rights of man in the other.

Jews, Muslims, Christians and more than 40 heads of states were there, minus one glaring absence- Barack Obama. Where was he?  If his ego was too inflated to stand in solidarity with 40 foreign leaders, couldn't he have sent John Kerry. Obama sent three White House officials to the Michael Brown funeral, couldn't he have spared one person?  I'm thinking Europe might not be so enamored of the man.

What an embarrassment.  Shameful.

Tunisian Cleric Who Praised Europe's Tolerance, Preaches Death For Cursing Mohammed

On December 27th, a video posted on the Internet shows Tunisian Sheikh Bechir Ben Hassen in front of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He praises Europe for allowing Muslims the freedom to preach their faith in Islam, to wear what they want, for "unfettered" freedom of speech.

"One finds here a considerable measure of justice, which in many Muslim societies was lost under the pretext of fighting terrorism and fanaticism. They themselves have descended into anti-religious extremism and fanaticism. When freedoms are denied when people are oppressed, and when scholars and preachers are silenced, one should not wonder about the spread of extremism and takfir, which lead to terrorism."
I'm not sure what "societies" he's referring to, but it's the extremist preachers who are not silenced who are the ones radicalizing the youth of today.

He also talks about the importance of teaching children the notion of moderate Islam. Blablabla.Then MEMRI shows another clip posted on the Internet on December 24, where this 'moderate' Muslim talks about Tunisia being a Sunni country, and that the Shiites have no right to be there, claiming they pose a greater threat to Islam than the Jews and Christians. He also states that wherever there are Shiites, stability and security are

"shattered, and crimes, attacks, and bloodshed appear on the scene."

Really? Let's see what brand of Islam all the most violent extremist groups belong to:

ISIS are Sunni.
Al Qaeda are Sunni.
Taliban - Deobandi Sunni.
Boko Haram - Sunni.
Al Shabaab - Deobandi Sunni.

 MEMRI video here, with both clips back to back.

And then we see that same preacher- who stood in the snow in The Hague talking about the wonders of freedom of speech in Europe- preaching about death for anyone who curses the prophet Mohammed. He asserts that this is sanctioned in both the Quran and the Sunnah.

Islam needs to get rid of this kind of preacher, if it ever wants to evolve.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hacktivist Group Anonymous To Target Jihadists Over Charlie Hebdo Massacre #OpCharlieHebdo

Every once in a while the hacktivist group Anonymous does the right thing, though more often than not they don't. They've taken on the Westboro Baptist Church wackos, and pedophiles, and now they're after terrorists.  Prompted by the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Anonymous is launching Operation Charlie Hebdo #OpCharlieHebdo. A video and statement posted on the Belgian Twitter account is "a message for al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other terrorists"

In the clip, a figure wearing the group's symbolic Guy Fawkes mask is seated in front of a desk with the hashtag #OpCharlieHebdo - which stands for Operation Charlie Hebdo - featured on screen.

The figure, whose voice is obscured says: "We are declaring war against you, the terrorists."

They add that the group will track down and close all accounts on social networks related to terrorists in order to avenge those who have been killed.

This is backed up with a statement entitled "a message to the enemies of freedom of expression" posted to Pastebin, the hacker collective offered their condolences to "the families of the victims of this cowardly and despicable act".

They write "freedom of expression has suffered inhuman assault ... and it is our duty to react".
Anonymous are a group comprised of activists and hackers who claim to defend and protect democracy.

Video on Telegraph UK.

But this isn't the first time they've targeted terrorists, though. Last year they threatened ISIS with #OpIceISIS, and they're stronger than ever.

Good luck to them.

Driving Ban For Transgenders and Transsexuals In Russia

Russia has just passed a new law banning transgender and transsexuals, voyeurs, fetishists, and exhibitionists from getting a driver's license, which basically means they won't be allowed to drive. The government believes that these "mental disorders" make them more liable to be involved in accidents.

“We have too many deaths on the road, and I believe toughening medical requirements for applicants is fully justified,” head of the Professional Drivers Union said in support of the move.
The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights branded the new regulations as “discriminatory,” adding that it would seek clarification from the Russian Constitutional court.
“Pathological” gambling and compulsive stealing have also made it to the list. Russian psychiatrists and human rights lawyers condemned the move.

This sounds like something Saudi Arabia would do.

Then again, they have been passing some very bizarre and unfair laws targeting those with alternative lifestyles.

More here.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

"Europe Is Finished" Claims Terror Expert Steve Emerson- Video

Sean Hannity interviews terror expert Steve Emerson says Europe is finished. They talk about all the Muslim "no-go zones" that exist in Belgium, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy.


Video on Fox.

Charlie Hebdo Gunman Was Hash Smoking, Hip Hop/Rapper Wannabee

Long before he allegedly gunned down innocents at the Charlie Hebdo offices, Paris-born 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi was a hash-smoking, hip-hop/rapper wanna-be. Until he found radical Islam. His affiliation with extremist groups dates back to 2008. He was sentenced to 3 years, with 18 months suspended. Prior to his arrest, he had hopes of heading on out to Iraq to join al-Qaeda.  He was again arrested in 2010 when it was thought he might be affiliated with a group planning a prison break of a jailed Islamist.

It beggars the question...  why was he not still in jail, or under surveillance.

More on the brothers Kouachi.

Cartoonists Respond To Charlie Hebdo Massacre In The Only Way They Know

In response to the heinous massacre of 12 innocent people in Paris- most of them cartoonists and journalists from the French satire Magazine Charlie Hebdo- fellow cartoonists from around the world took to their pens to create pictorial eulogies not only for the senseless loss of lives, but for the attack on freedom of expression, speech, press, and pretty much everything else we in a free world stand for.

Buzzfeed has a collection of 23 powerful cartoons, I've re-posted a few.

Dutch cartoonist Ruben L. Oppenheimer:

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Indian cartoonist Neelabh Banerjee:

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Bernardo Erlich from Argentina:

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"The world has become so serious that humor is a risky business"

Plantu from France:

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"My heart is with Charlie Hebdo"

And from the Buzzfeed folk:

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The rest here.


Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Charlie Hebdo- Muslims Make Good On Threats To Kill Journalists "Charb" killed. #JeSuisCharlie

Charlie Hebdo, the French satire weekly newspaper, has been the target of Islamists for years. Death threats have been leveled numerous times at staff members. In 2011, their offices were firebombed because some Muslims were offended by the "Charia Hebdo" Islam edition. This is the same magazine that re-published in 2006 the Danish Mohammed cartoons that caused such a firestorm throughout the Muslim world.

Back in 2007, I wrote:

On February 9, 2006, Charlie Hebdo, a french satirical (mostly left-wing) political weekly, had the guts to re-publish the Danish Jyllands-Posten Mohammed cartoons, along with several of their own, in response to the violent, over-reaction of the Islamic world to their initial publication, and the ensuing arguments about what might or might not constitute freedom of expression. Splashed on the front page was a cartoon of Mohammed with the caption "C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons" (It's hard to be loved by idiots), and entitled "Mahomet débordé par les intégristes" (Mohammed is overwhelmed by fundamentalists). And although the point of republishing the cartoons was to express solidarity with the ideals of 'freedom of speech', and to illustrate how Islam has been hijacked by extremists, the Muslim world, as a whole, chose to view it as a personal and religious affront.
Well, they finally made good on those threats, and now 12 people are dead, including 2 policemen. The first one killed was a police guard who had been guarding the Hebdo offices in Paris after all those death threats. A 2nd policeman responding to the shooting was also killed, along with 8 journalists. Stéphane Charbonnier, aka Charb, cartoonist and editorial director of Charlie Hebdo was one of the victims.

One of the 3 masked suspects has surrendered. He's 18.  Two brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi are still at large. Armed and dangerous.

One of the witnesses said:

“About half an hour ago, two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs,” the witness, Benoît Bringer, told the station. “A few minutes later, we heard lots of shots.” He added that the men were then seen fleeing the building.
According to the police:

Xavier Castaing, a police spokesman, said that three armed, masked men forced their way into the offices, firing indiscriminately at people in the lobby and wounding many. He said that they were carrying AK-47 rifles, and that the attack lasted several minutes before the assailants fled by car.
News reports said the gunmen shot at the police outside the building as they escaped. Several journalists sought safety on the roof of the building during the attack.
There are eleven wounded, some critical.

Over the years Charlie Hebdo lampooned everything from politics (both left and right) to religion, including Christianity, with no acts of violence from any group other than the perpetually offended Muslims. They murdered 12 innocent people because of some cartoons and words.

Rest in peace:

Jean Cabut
Georges Wolinski
Bernard Verlhac
and the others who were mercilessly gunned down.


More info here, and here.

And in honor of Charb and the others, I am reposting the MoToons.