Political Islam, by Bill Warner, March 7, 2017:
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Political Islam, by Bill Warner, March 7, 2017:
Kafir Net is a new type of web site that allow us to work together to defeat political Islam. Watch this video for an introduction to a new concept for victory.
Gates of Vienna, by Baron Bodissey Sept. 26, 2016:
The following report was written by the Counterjihad Collective after several members attended an EMISCO side event today at the OSCE/HDIM conference in Warsaw.
The forum was structured so that the closing statements, given by Bülent Şenay, were delivered after the question-and-answer period to ensure a final word. The panel seemed defensive, with panel members making strident statements about various political parties, labeling them as “racist” and “Islamophobic”. Building on narratives emphasized in 2014, their efforts were aimed at escalating the Islamophobia rhetoric in the guise of racism and gender, with all of the women appearing in head coverings, amid a constant reference to the wearing of headscarves. Also of note was a peculiar omission: the materials associated with side event did not provide the names of the briefers.
Because EMISCO and the Turkish complement were force to acknowledge that the term “Islamophobia” lacks a definition, this question was presented again in this forum. The other question concerned the definition of “new form of racism not based on skin color” and “manifestations of racism” as well. The panel did not answer the question on racism. Quraishy answered that Islamophobia was not about reasonable disagreements. In his closing remarks, however, Bülent Şenay became visibly agitated, went off his prepared notes (he said) and forcefully declared that our asking the question was both Islamophobic and ridiculous because “we all know what it means” and hence “I won’t define it.” He went on to insist, however, that “we must define Islamophobia as a crime.” Of course, defining Islamophobia is an issue because criminalizing an activity that lacks a definition is a serious civil rights and verges on the criminalization of thought.
Professor Bülent Şenay speaks under color of some authority, which makes his observations something more than just the comments of a professor. The professor sits on the OSCE Human Rights Advisory Council, is a founding member of the Governing Board of EMISCO, and was the Diplomatic Counsel¬or for Religious and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish Embassy in The Hague from 2008 to 2012. In September 2013, Professor Şenay oversaw the drafting of a declaration that defined Islamophobia as “a groundless fear and intolerance of Islam and Muslims” that is “detrimental to international peace” such that there “should be recogni¬tion of Islamophobia as a hate crime and Islamophobic attitudes as human rights violations.” The declaration was written for the “International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media” in Istanbul, which was co-sponsored by Turkey’s Directorate General of Press and Information and the OIC. At the conference, Turkish President Erdoğan stated that “Islamophobia” is a “kind of racism” that is “a crime against humanity.” In 2014, Şenay felt comfortable chiding the Western audience by saying, “if I were to present a particular favor, this would be the title, ‘A New Cultural ISIS — International Strong Ignorance Syndrome’” as he presented his briefing with the title, “Is¬lamophobia in the 21st Century: International Strong IgnoranceSyndrome in Europe (ISIS).” In doing so, Şenay was suggesting that the extremism was in the reactions of the West, not in the acts of ISIS.
Some may remember Stephen Coughlin’s intervention at a 2015 OSCE meeting where they openly admitted that hate speech should be a criminal matter and that the truth can indeed be hate speech.
Stephen went back to the OSCE “Human Development Implementation Meeting” today and spoke again to this committee, who seem bound and determined to use the language of cultural-Marxism to turn free societies into totalitarian Marxist and communist ones.
This is Clare Lopez’s presentation at the OSCE, the European body that seeks to criminalize criticism of Islam as hate speech, today in Warsaw.
According to those watching the conference via live stream, this odd set of remarks by the Turkish delegate was a response to Clare’s presentation, as well as the rest of the interventions by Center for Security Policy personnel.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch Wolff OSCE Human Dimension Implementation meeting Warsaw 2106
At the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe in Warsaw Poland, Atheists Ireland spokesman denounces the term “Islamofauxbia” as a fraudulent term.
Dave Petties OSCE presentation September 27 2016
Stephen Coughlin OSCE Sept 27
“Islam in the Culture” Panel
Bosch Fawstin is an American cartoonist who won Pamela Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015 that experienced a Muslim terror attack that resulted in local police killing the two attackers. A self-proclaimed “recovered Muslim”, he was born into a Muslim family and raised in the faith before leaving it in his teens, becoming an atheist. He discussed how mainstream comic books are propaganda tools for Islam.
Nonie Darwish is an Egyptian-American human rights activist and critic of Islam, senior Fellow at the Center For Security Policy and president of Former Muslims United and Arabs For Israel. Activist Carol Washington gave a nice description of Nonie’s talk on Facebook, “Others explain Islamic Doctrine with citations; Nonie Darwish offers a window to the Islamic nightmare.This is a beautiful description of Biblical Values and where Islam and the koran get it all backward and wrong with a vengeance.”
Trevor Loudon, author of “The Enemies Within – Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” gives his dire warning for the upcoming US elections.
Morton Klein is a German-born American economist, statistician, and pro-Israeli activist. He is the president of the Zionist Organization of America. Conference attendee Douglas V. Gibbs said Klein’s rousing speech had people on their feet. “He pulled no punches, telling it like it is about Islam.”
Lt Col (ret) Roy White, Chairman of Truth in Texas Textbooks Coalition, gives an eye opening presentation on how Islamist organizations are affecting American public schools and textbooks.
Gates of Vienna, by Baron Bodissey, Aug. 28, 2016:
On August 21 the American Freedom Alliance sponsored a conference in Los Angeles, “Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist?” Daniel Greenfield, a.k.a. Sultan Knish, was one of the featured speakers.
Many thanks to Henrik Clausen for recording, and to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
Gates of Vienna, by Aug. 25, 2016:
As we reported on Monday, last Sunday the American Freedom Alliance sponsored a conference in Los Angeles, “Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist?” Among the most prominent speakers at the event were Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Below is a video of their back-to-back speeches.
Many thanks to Henrik Clausen for recording this video, and to Vlad Tepes for uploading it:
There is strength in numbers… Please forward this to others…
Thank you for coming to the defense of America… Dave
President Barack Obama was pictured dancing the tango this evening at a state dinner in Buenos Aires as he pushed ahead with his two-day state visit to the country despite intensifying calls for him to return home following the Brussels terror attack
Chris Pleasance and Francesca Chambers The Daily Mail (UK) 24 March 2016
Obama would rather dance with a beautiful woman than deal with the grand jihad…
…understandable… there’s just one thing…
You can’t do that when you are the Leader of the Free World… Dave
In Brussels police are still desperately hunting a dangerous terrorist after he fled a triple-suicide bombing in the city that left 34 dead, as officials search for news on U.S. citizens who went missing during the attack and medics tend to nine more Americans lying wounded in hospitals.
Meanwhile in Buenos Aires President Barack Obama was dancing the night away with wife Michelle at a glitzy state dinner alongside Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his first lady Juliana Awada as part of a two-day state visit.
Despite increasing calls from the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the President to return home in the wake of the Brussels attack, Obama showed his determination to carry on regardless Wednesday night.
At the end of the state dinner, the Obamas were pulled abruptly onto the dance floor by a pair of Latin dancers providing the entertainment.
At first, the woman in the shimmering gold dress seemed content to twirl with her partner, but then she made a beeline for the president and beckoned him to the floor.
The president, who has been known to break into song on occasion but has rarely shown off his moves, declined her invitation several times, but she wasn’t to be deterred and she soon had him sashaying across the floor. It was unclear if the slightly clunky President had been having lessons. Mrs Obama meanwhile tangoed with the male dancer nearby…
Killed at least 1,200 people, injured more than 1,700
Not bad for a “JV Team” of bloodthirsty terrorists… Dave
Ray Sanchez, Tim Lister, Mark Bixler, Sean O’Key, Michael Hogenmiller and Mohammed Tawfeeq CNN/KTVZ (Oregon) March 22, 2016
Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired nearly 75 terrorist attacks in 20 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll; those attacks outside Iraq and Syria have killed at least 1,280 people and injured more than 1,770 others.
It can be difficult to divine the precise role that international terrorists play in this or that attack. The person who killed four U.S. Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July 2015, for example, was “motivated by foreign terrorist organization propaganda,” FBI Director James Comey says, though he added that it’s hard to say which terrorist group motivated the killer.
Regardless, it is clear the deadly tentacles of ISIS have spread quickly, from the terrorist group’s epicenter in Iraq and Syria to points around the globe.
Here’s a look at terrorist attacks outside Iraq and Syria believed to have been inspired or conducted by ISIS or its regional affiliates, along with context about the known connections to ISIS:
May 24, 2014 –Three people are killed and another seriously injured in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium. The suspect was identified as Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old Frenchman from Roubaix in the Pas-de-Calais region of northern France. Nemmouche, who had spent a year in Syria, is a radicalized Islamist, according to the chief prosecutor of Paris…
While Obama is dancing around in Argentina…
Putin deals with the ISIS threat…
…cutting at the head of the snake…
…where the attack on Brussels was planned…
It is not that Putin is good…
It is that Obama is that bad… Dave
Albert Aji Associated Press Mar. 23, 2016
DAMASCUS, Syria— Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes advanced swiftly in central Syria on Wednesday, seizing high ground around Palmyra and positioning themselves to recapture the historic town held by the Islamic State group. The troops, supported by pro-government militias, approached to within 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) of the town, according to state TV. A Lebanese television station close to Damascus broadcast footage of the troops advancing single-file through a desert as helicopter gunships provided cover.
“God willing, within a few hours we will enter and secure the town,” one officer told the Syrian Ikhbariya TV, as a group of soldiers broke into chants in support of President Bashar Assad. The station was broadcasting live from a road reportedly on the outskirts of Palmyra.
The town is home to impressive Roman-era ruins and was one of Syria’s leading tourist attractions before the 2011 uprising. IS captured Palmyra last May and has destroyed some of the ancient monuments…
The government forces have been advancing on Palmyra since last week. Recapturing the town would be a major victory for Assad. Russia began withdrawing most of its forces and aircraft from Syria last week after a months-long bombing campaign that succeeded in turning the tide of the war again in the government’s favor. Moscow says it will keep its bases in Syria and continue to carry out airstrikes against IS and other extremists.
Syrian forces are pushing in from the west and south of Palmyra and are also closing in on the IS-held town of Qaryatain in central Syria, Homs governor Talal Barazi said. “There is continuous progress by the army from all directions,” Barazi told The Associated Press by phone, adding that he expected “positive results” over the next few days…
According to Bernie…
“Islamophobia” is not a natural and rational response to murderous jihadist attacks…
No, no, no… It is Trump’s fault… Dave
Lawrence Bonk Independent Journal March 23, 2016
As the world reeled from the terror attacks in Belgium, candidate Bernie Sanders appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Sanders had some unkind words for Donald Trump, seeming to blame him for the rise of Islamophobia: “At the end of the day, we cannot allow the Trumps of the world to use these incidents to attack all of the Muslim people in the world… That is unfair—to imply that because someone is a Muslim they are a terrorist, that is an outrageous statement, equally so when he talks about Mexicans coming over the border as rapists or criminals. That is not what this country is about.”
Donald Trump posted a series of tweets after the attack in Brussels that ranged in tenor…
Stoyan Zaimov Christian Post March 21, 2016
Four Wycliffe Associates workers have been killed in an attack by radicals in the organization’s office in the Middle East. Wycliffe explained in a statement that the attackers, who are yet to be identified, shot and destroyed all the equipment in the Bible translation office, but the hard drives containing the translation work for eight language projects was saved.
Two of the Wycliffe workers were apparently killed by gunshots, while two others laid on top of the lead translator and died while “deflecting bludgeoning blows from the radicals’ spent weapons,” and managed to save his life. Mae Greenleaf, prayer coordinator for Wycliffe Associates, said that several other people were also injured in the raid.
The organization explained that the remaining team has vowed to re-double their effort to translate, publish and print the Gospel for the eight language communities that they had been working on. “Please ask the Lord to mend the hearts and wounds of the translation team who have gone through this horrible ordeal. Pray that God will strengthen their minds, their hearts, and their bodies to be able to continue the translation of the gospel for their people,” Greenleaf asked…
Michael Ware Constitution.com March 23, 2016
In politics, like life, people get stuck on one thing once they see it works. It becomes their failsafe, their go-to. It worked the last time, why not use it again? For President Obama, his has been to call anything his opponent or critics say “un-American.”
Deny healthcare, that’s un-American. Stop paying people not to work; that’s un-American. It is a catch-all. It has become a little redundant. But he has used it to deal with the issue of terrorism.
Breitbart reports: “Wednesday at a joint press conference with and President Mauricio Macri of Argentina, President Barack Obama said the proposals for fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) by both Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) were un-American and counterproductive.”
Not that I am for Cruz’s suggestions, it does seem that Obama has been calling it in of late. He has done little thinking about particular issues. Especially on this occasion, where Obama might be more off base than ever. I mean, does he know any American history?
This comes out more clearly when we know exactly what he said. Breitbart continues: “We should not do is take approaches that are going to be counterproductive. So when I hear somebody saying we should carpet bomb Iraq or Syria, not only is that inhumane, not only is that contrary to our values. . .So any approach that would single them out or target them for discrimination is not only wrong and un-American, but it also would be counterproductive because it would reduce the strength, the antibodies that we have to resist terrorism.”
First, I have one word for the President: Dresden. Dresden Germany was utterly destroyed by U.S. and British bombers. The doctrine of “strategic” or carpet bombing has been a bloody part of American history. There is no doubt that at least since 1920, this has in fact been a very American concept.
The History News Network writes: ‘the American B-17 bombers were indeed precise in destroying the targeted city of Dresden (as they had Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin and many other enemy cities) in pursuit of the official doctrine of “strategic air warfare,” often called “carpet-bombing.”’
As far as not discriminating against Muslims being un-American, ask the Germans living in America during WWI, the Japanese in the second world war, or Korean-Americans during the Forgotten War. No, these things are not un-American, we just wish they were not necessary. We want that they had not needed to happen, but unfortunately, they did and may still do…
Trump chose a really bad time to talk about backing away from our NATO allies… Dave
Mark Hosenball and Emily Flitter Reuters Tue Mar 22, 2016
WASHINGTON — The United States should significantly cut spending on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Monday, questioning a policy that has underpinned U.S. foreign relations for nearly 70 years. Trump, whose world views have been rebuked by a section of the Republican establishment, made the comments as he unveiled a partial list of foreign policy advisers, who are relatively little known.
“We are paying disproportionately (for NATO). It’s too much and frankly it’s a different world than it was when we originally conceived of the idea,” Trump said in an interview on CNN. “We have to reconsider. Keep NATO, but maybe we have to pay a lot less toward NATO itself.”
NATO, now consisting of 28 members, was formed after World War Two as a Western military alliance against the Soviet bloc.
The comments reinforced Trump’s relatively isolationist stance on foreign policy. The New York billionaire businessman has alarmed establishment Republican foreign policy thinkers with comments denigrating Muslims and Mexican immigrants, and with his vows to tear up international trade deals.
Announcing his foreign policy advisers in an interview with the Washington Post editorial board, he said the United States should not be “nation-building anymore,” adding that Washington could not afford to keep funding NATO at current levels. “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” he said…
Cruz came down hard on Trump, and Trump deserved it…
Trump’s pledge to defend America is starting to sound like…
…the America Firsters during World War II…
Trump has made national defense his top issue…
And yet he proposes to through our key allies under a bus???
One more point: Trump’s advocates have been saying…
…that Cruz blamed Trump for the Brussels attack in this video…
This is simply not true…
What Cruz said is that if America backed away from NATO as Trump proposed…
…it would hand ISIS a major victory…
This is absolutely true… Dave
Fox News Alert with Sen. Ted Cruz Fox News Mar 22, 2016
Ted Cruz Attacks Donald Trump after Brussels Jihadist Attacks…
Trump had an opportunity to correct the record on his NATO position…
…and rebuff Cruz’s accusation in this CNN interview…
While Trump says all of the right things in terms of defining the enemy…
…and national defense…
…he completely ignores NATO…
Watch the interview and be amazed…
The idea of standing with our allies never occurs to him even once…
He is an America Firster, and that is a big strategic mistake…
National defense is incredibly important…
…and so is coming to the defense of our allies who are fighting ISIS over there…
…before a victorious ISIS turns its sights over here… Dave
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, with guest Donald Trump CNN Mar 22, 2016
Donald Trump talks to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, and what he would do as president to prevent a similar attack from happening in the U.S…
Never mind that the militia’s enemy is also ISIS. In the tangled web of the Middle East, the “enemy of my enemy” is not necessarily my friend.
Meira Svirsky The Clarion Project Tue, March 22, 2016
One of the most powerful and deadly Shiite militias in Iraq has vowed to attack American troops fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). Never mind that the militia’s enemy is also ISIS. In the tangled web of the Middle East, the “enemy of my enemy” is not necessarily my friend, but more likely my enemy.
Especially when Iran is added to the equation. Asaib Ahl al-Haq, the militia in question, is controlled and funded by Iran. The militia, whose name means “League of the Righteous,” is under the direct supervision of Qassem Suleimani, a leading general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force, answerable only to the ayatollah, Iran’s “supreme leader,” himself.
The militia announced on its television network al-Ahd, “If the U.S. administration doesn’t withdraw its forces immediately, we will deal with them as forces of occupation.”
U.S. Marines have deployed in Iraq to assist Iraqi forces preparing to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city that fell to the Islamic State in the summer of 2014. Their presence was revealed when a rocket attack over the weekend killed an American who was part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed to provide artillery support for Iraqi troops.
The statement by the militia continued, “The forces of occupation are making a new suspicious attempt to restore their presence in the country under the pretext of fighting their own creation, Daesh [ISIS]… The occupation’s coward soldiers should understand that however protective their vehicles are, these vehicles will become an obstacle for them and they will burn to death inside them.”
Threats by the militia should be taken seriously. In the aftermath of the Iraq war to topple Saddam Hussein, the group launched over 6,000 attacks on U.S. forces between 2006 and 2011…
Matthew Dean Published March 23, 2016 FoxNews.com
The Department of Justice will announce charges against as many as five individuals with ties to the Iranian government for computer hacking-related crimes in connection with the 2013 hacking of a New York dam, a law enforcement source told Fox News Wednesday.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara are expected to make the announcement Thursday morning at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have been investigating the incident at the Bowman Avenue Dam in Rye Brook, N.Y., which targeted the dam’s command and control system.
In December, The Wall Street Journal reported that officials at the Department of Homeland Security believe that hackers infiltrated the Bowman Avenue Dam through a cellular modem that enabled them to access the control system.
The breach raised fears of the vulnerabilities of the United States’ infrastructure to foreign hackers. It also came at a time that the Iranians were on the offensive in attacking U.S. banks.
It was believed at the time that the hackers never took control of the dam, but were able to probe the system, the report said…
Officials admit delays in informing Congress, say more payments to come
This is an outrage…
Obama is taking two billion dollars, received by the U.S. from the Shah of Iran…
…and giving it to the government that overthrew him…
…which sees American as “the Great Satan” and wants to destroy us… Dave
Adam Kredo The Washington Free Beacon March 23, 2016
The Obama administration has spent three years engaged in secret talks with Iran that resulted in the payment of nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to the Islamic Republic, with more payouts likely to come in the future, according to a recent letter issued by the State Department and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration’s disclosure came in response to an inquiry launched in January by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), who was seeking further information about the Obama administration’s payment of $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran, which many viewed as a “ransom payment” for Iran’s release that month of several U.S. hostages.
The administration’s official response to Pompeo was sent earlier this week, just days after a Free Beacon report detailing a months-long State Department effort to stall the lawmaker’s inquiry. “We apologize for the delay in responding,” Julia Frifield, an assistant secretary for legislative affairs, states in the letter’s opening.
Obama administration officials first began talks to settle a number of outstanding legal claims leveled against the United States by Iran in 2014. The administration predicts that more taxpayer-funded payments are likely to be granted to the Islamic Republic in the future, according to the letter. Frifield in her letter goes on to defend the $1.7 billion payment to Iran and discloses that the administration is open to providing Tehran with more money if it is willing to settle these decades-old legal disputes with the United States.
“We are confident that this was a good settlement for the American taxpayer,” the State Department said.
Iran’s legal row with the United States surrounds the breakdown of a massive arms deal that was nixed in the aftermath of Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, which resulted in the capture of the U.S. embassy and American personnel stationed there…
Russ Read The Daily Caller 03/15/2016
Iran showed few signs of moderating its human rights policies after inking a nuclear agreement with the permanent members of the U.N Security Council and Germany last July. The Islamic Republic engaged in several human rights abuses and executed nearly 1,000 people in 2015, the highest number in over 20 years.
Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur for Iran, told the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday “at least 966 persons — the highest rate in over two decades — were executed in [Iran in] 2015.” Last year’s executions represented an increase of 213 from the 753 executed in 2014.
“At least 73 juvenile offenders were reportedly executed between 2005 and 2015,” said Shaheed. “At least 160 others are awaiting the same fate on death row.”
Iran’s harsh crackdowns have not been limited to state executions, according to Shaheed. He said that as of January, at least 47 journalists and activists were imprisoned in the country. As many as 270 internet cafes were also closed for their supposed “threat to societal norms and values.”
Amnesty International’s report on Iran for 2015/2016 details many of the various human rights abuses the country continues to engage in, despite the renewed relationships it has made with the world since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the Iran nuclear deal) was inked last July. Iran’s violations range from the aforementioned executions to freedom of speech, and everything in between.
“The authorities continued to severely restrict freedoms of expression, association and assembly,” said Amnesty’s report. “They blocked Facebook, Twitter and other social media websites, closed or suspended media outlets including the Zanan monthly women’s magazine, jammed foreign satellite television stations, arrested and imprisoned journalists and online and other critics, and suppressed peaceful protests.”
The report also noted that Iranian police engage in torture of prisoners during interrogations to illicit confessions. Sentences for those found breaking Iran’s strict penal code include a range of public punishments including “flogging, blinding and amputations.”
Religious persecution continued to be a mainstay in the country. Baha’i, Christians and Sunni Muslims continue to be arrested regularly and are hampered when trying to gain employment, education and the ability to practice their respective religions. Ethnic minorities continue to live under similar conditions…
Florida Family Association March 21, 2016
Creepingsharia.com published a report on March 16, 2016 titled Florida: Terror-linked, ex-CAIR Thug Addresses Catholic School Kids. The article reports in part…
Ann Corcoran Refugee Resettlement Watch March 24, 2016
The Mayor, city council and county commissioners of Missoula County Montana have given their blessing to the New York City-based International Rescue Committee headed by former British Foreign Secretary and globalist David Miliband (good friend of both George Soros and Hillary Clinton) to begin the colonization of Montana with third world refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Asia beginning in Missoula.
Don’t be fooled, your local Miss Mary will not be choosing refugees for Montana, it will be Brit David Miliband at the IRC. Here Miliband is awarding George Soros the IRC’s highest honor—Freedom Award—in 2013. http://www.rescue.org/blog/freedom-award-honoring-george-soros
I have so much to say, where to begin? First, if you are a new reader, see all of my previous posts on Montana by clicking here. Remember the driver for these new offices (this article says Tallahassee, FL just got a new office) is that Obama has upped the number of refugees to be resettled this year from the recent 70,000 a year to 85,000 for FY2016 (runs from Oct. 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016) and frankly they are running out of ‘capacity’ in existing resettlement cities.
Cities are overloaded and experiencing problems with such things as inadequate housing and not enough jobs for refugees. Tensions are building in overloaded cities and they are looking to get a foothold into fresh territory.
So, since we learn in this article that the approval for the resettlement was granted for this fiscal year, it should happen quickly, AND it also means that the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has already sent a R & P Abstract to the US State Department.
The Abstract is the document that is supposed to have been created with consultation with local elected officials. Did that happen?
Where is the plan?…
Glad to hear it, but what is the over-all plan??? What does victory look like?
How does defeating Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula…
…not hand territory to the Iran-backed Houthis???
Without a grand plan, tactical victories lead to defeat… Dave
BBC News 23 March 2016
At least 40 militants have been killed in a US air strike on an al-Qaeda training camp in south-eastern Yemen, local officials and medics say. Another 25 militants were wounded when the camp in Hajr, west of the port city of Mukalla, was bombed on Tuesday…
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited the current conflict in Yemen to expand the territory under its control. Over the past year, the Houthi rebel movement and military units loyal to the former president have been battling a US-backed, Saudi-led coalition supporting the internationally-recognised government.
Almost 6,300 people, half of them civilians, have been killed in the fighting.
‘Denying AQAP safe haven’
The US has continued its campaign of drone and missile strikes against AQAP throughout the conflict, resulting in the deaths of a number of senior figures, including the group’s leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi in June and its combat operations chief Jalal Baleedi last month…
It is ridiculous to think Clinton didn’t know how to use a desktop computer…
What was she doing all those years before Blackberries existed???
She used to work at a law firm…
They were all computerized back in the 1980s…
Clinton had two motivations for using her Blackberry…
Chuck Ross The Daily Caller 03/23/2016
Much of the focus on Hillary Clinton’s email use as secretary of state has focused on the mystery that is the private email server that was set up in the basement of her New York home. But Clinton’s BlackBerry — which was not issued by the State Department — is also a crucial piece of the puzzle.
State Department emails published last week add to records that have been released over the past few months to paint a better picture of just how Clinton came to solely use that personal BlackBerry. Some of the emails show that State Department officials strongly urged Clinton and her aides against using non-secure devices. And others suggest that Clinton threw caution to the wind and used her BlackBerry in countries like Russia and China, a move which cyber security experts say put her at great risk of being hacked…
The initial request. Days after Clinton took office in Jan. 2009, her aides began pushing for a souped-up BlackBerry like the one that the National Security Agency (NSA) designed for President Obama, emails obtained by Judicial Watch show.
In a Jan. 23, 2009 email Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills asked Lewis Lukens, the executive director of the State Department’s executive secretariat, about obtaining a special BlackBerry…
..Lukens wrote. “Also think we should go ahead (but will await your green light) and set up a stand alone PC in the Secretary’s office, connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check her emails from her desk.”
The idea for Clinton to access her emails through a desktop system appears to have fizzled out, however, because Clinton was unable — or unwilling — to use a computer. “She says problem is hrc does not know how to use a computer to do email — only bb,” Lukens wrote, referring to the BlackBerry…
NSA denies Clinton’s request…
Official cautions against BlackBerry use…In a March 2 memo to Mills, Boswell wrote that the bureau of diplomatic security had conducted a review and reaffirmed its belief that “vulnerabilities and risks associated with the use of Blackberries in the Mahogany Row [redacted] significantly outweigh the convenience their use can add to staff that have access to the unclassified OpenNet system on their desktops.”
Boswell also appeared to suggest that Clinton could sync her BlackBerry with OpenNet, the State Department’s unclassified email network. “Those Blackberries can be synchronized with your OpenNet Microsoft Outlook accounts, provide full cellular, e-mail, and internet functionality, and provide unclassified mobile technology when you are away from Mahogany Row.”
Clinton never did use an OpenNet system, however. She opted instead for an email system that utilized an email server maintained in her personal residence. Boswell also laid out the risks associated with using an unclassified BlackBerry…
As a recent Daily Caller investigation revealed, Clinton’s emails show that she sent and received dozens of messages during several trips to Russia and China, two nations which have robust spy agencies and capabilities. (RELATED: INVESTIGATION: Hillary Sent Dozens Of Emails On Her BlackBerry From Russia And China)…
Aide loses personal BlackBerry. Just over a year later, Mills lost her personal BlackBerry. Emails obtained by TheDC show that on March 20, 2010 she emailed Bryan Pagliano to ask for help in transferring her contact list. Pagliano was the State Department IT specialist who managed Clinton’s private email system.
Mills appears to have used a Gmail account which was synced up to her BlackBerry. The trove of Clinton emails released by the State Department show that Mills received two now-classified emails on that personal account.
Clinton aides reject Department-issued BlackBerry. Other emails show that Clinton was provided an opportunity to begin using a Department-issued BlackBerry and a State.gov email account in the summer of 2011. But Clinton’s chief of staff, Huma Abedin, nixed the idea. She told Mull in an Aug. 31, 2011 email that providing Clinton with a government-issued BlackBerry “doesn’t make a lot of sense.”…
Mull then offered to provide Clinton with a second Department-issued BlackBerry that would operate a State Department email account. The new email account “would mask her identity” but it “would also be subject to FOIA requests,” he wrote. Clinton was never issued the government BlackBerry.
A surprise admission. Separate and apart from Clinton’s use of a BlackBerry is her claim that she did not send or receive classified information while in office. But video emerged in January showing Wendy Sherman, who served as under secretary for political affairs in the Clinton State Department, openly admitting that agency officials often used their BlackBerries to view information that “would never be on an unclassified system.”
“Things appear on your Blackberries that would never be on an unclassified system, but you’re out traveling, you’re trying to negotiate something,” Sherman said during a 2013 conference for the American Foreign Service Association…
A U.S. advertising powerhouse worked with Saudi Arabia for 10 years to whitewash the Saudi’s human-rights record, the UK’s Independent says.
The Clarion Project Tue, March 22, 2016
One of the world’s largest advertising firms has been accused of helping Saudi Arabia whitewash its terrible human-rights record, according to an exclusive report by the UK newspaper The Independent.
Following the execution of 47 protesters in January, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir took to U.S. media to defend Saudi Arabia’s reputation. The Independent tracked the output of the Saudi-owned news outlet Arabia Now in pushing the Saudi regime’s agenda.
In an op-ed duly placed in Newsweek titled The Saudis Are Fighting Terrorism, Don’t Believe Otherwise, Al-Jubeir argued the wealthy Gulf kingdom had “arrested extremists within its borders, tried them before specialised courts and imposed the ultimate penalties on those convicted.”
The piece was distributed by Qorvis MSLGroup, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the French conglomerate that owns brands which include Saatchi and Saatchi. The company has worked with Saudi Arabia for over a decade, helping with “media relations, advertising, government relations, grass-roots action and online communications,” according to a page about that relationship on the group’s website…
Michelle Malkin Center for Individual Freedom Wednesday, March 23 2016
While homicidal, suicidal and genocidal jihadists are busy plotting the next soft-target terror attacks on the West, docile Westerners are busy shedding cartoon tears and doodling broken hearts on social media. European artists rushed to fill Twitter and Instagram with images of Belgian comic book character Tintin weeping after vengeful Muslim terrorists left the Brussels airport and subway system buried in rubble and dead bodies.
Residents of the besieged city — which recklessly opened its doors to mass Muslim immigration and criminalized the vocal dissent of those who’ve objected over past decade — meekly protested the Quran-inspired violence by leaving pastel-colored chalk messages pleading for “peace no war.”
Echoing the “Je Suis Charlie” and “Je Suis Paris” rallying cries that followed the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo jihad attack and the November 2015 jihad massacres in Paris and Saint-Denis, tens of thousands of people spread the “JeSuisBruxelles” message with their thoughts, prayers and memes. And, of course, there will be flags lowered and monuments lit up all over the world this week in the national colors of Belgium to show “solidarity” with Tuesday’s victims of The Perpetrators Whose Religion Shall Not Be Named.
To borrow a useful phrase coined by British journalist James Bartholomew last year, we have reached the oversaturation point of post-terrorism “virtue signaling:” Hashtags, avatars and animated GIFs ad nauseam. These are the easy advertisements and maudlin displays of one’s resolute opposition to an unidentified something that must be stopped somehow by unspoken means…
Constitution.com March 23, 2016
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes taking in Muslim migrants, is speaking out about the “destruction of Europe.” Orban claims that because Europe is not free, the “truth is not allowed to be said.”
“It is forbidden to say that immigration brings crime and terror to our countries,” Orban said.
“It is forbidden to say that the arriving masses from other cultures are a threat to our way of life, our culture, our habits and our Christian traditions. Mass migration is a low water which erodes the shore with a persistent flow. It masquerades as a humanitarian issue but its true nature is to occupy space.”
KIIITV reported, “Orban, speaking under a steady rainfall, said that while earlier ‘opponents of freedom’ like the Soviet system resorted to prisons, camps and tanks to impose their will, ‘today the muzzle flashes of the international press, stigmatization, threats and extortion are sufficient.’”
In 2015, he told migrants: “Do not come to Hungary.”
Orban warned the European Union Member states that the “hundreds of thousands” of migrants today will become “tens of millions” of tomorrow. Hungarians don’t want Europe to be transformed into an Islamic state. Orban also declared that refugees were a “GERMAN PROBLEM.”…
Subtitled speech and transcript at The Rebel – WATCH: Hungarian PM denounces political correctness, mass Muslim migration
Counterterrorist units and Army regiments plan to combat simultaneous assaults
Tom Barnes The Sun (UK) 19 Mar 2016
COPS and Special Forces are preparing for up to ten simultaneous attacks on London, it was reported last night. Army regiments have been put on standby to help the Met and SAS amid fears the number of venues targeted could be in double figures. The National Crime Agency has also been ordered to make a crackdown on firearms a priority. Counterterrorist bomb disposal has been beefed up to be ready for a chemical or biological attack.
A minister familiar with the proposal told The Sunday Times: “We used to plan for three simultaneous attacks but Paris last November has shown you need to be ready for more than that. We are ready if someone tries with seven, eight, nine, ten.”
It is also feared terrorist prisoners will try to film an attack against prison guards and post it online.
A multiple attack would be the first on British soil since 7/7 in 2005…
As administrators and staff tried to Islamisize UK public schools, girls were banned from tennis so that male teachers would not be exposed to ‘jiggling.’
Meira Svirsky The Clarion Project Mon, March 21, 2016
Park View, a school at the center of the infamous “Trojan Horse” scandal in Birmingham — where Islamist administrators, teachers and parents covertly Islamisized public schools in the UK — has long been cleaned up. Its governors and curriculum have been changed and it has reopened as Rockwood Academy. Still, as more details emerge, it is clear how – in the secret effort to make the school “sharia compliant,” students – particularly, female students – were marginalized while secular staff was intimidated and subjected to vulgarity.
During a misconduct hearing about the school, Park View’s press officer Susan Packer testified that she complained to the principal, Monsoor Hussain, that the girls at the school had been forbidden to take tennis lessons. Hussain remarked it was because the male teachers “did not want girls to be seen with their bits jumping up and down,” a retort Packer found “shocking” and “inappropriate.”
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. In hearings to disqualify the staff responsible for the “sharia compliance” at the school, the committee heard how 14- and 15-year-old boys at the school were told that Muslim wives must obey their husbands’ demands for sex.
“I couldn’t believe they could be told that, and felt they had empowerment over girls when it came to sex,” Packer said. “Many of the girls would say: ‘Miss, is this right, we are not allowed to say no to sex?’”
Boys and girls were often segregated, with the girls sitting in the back of the classroom and male teachers directing questions only to the boys. Packer told how the girls had complained to her. “I tried to promote equality of treatment and the [then] headmaster, Mozz Hussain, called me in and talked to me like I was something on the sole of his shoe,” she said…