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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Culturist ATLAH World Ministry Church


I had a very culturist morning.  The day began when I visited my friend in Harlem.  Harlem is a traditionally black community in New York City. It spawned a lot of great jazz musicians and has fame as the location of the explosion of arts in the 1920s that went under the name of the Harlem Renaissance.  And, I have always loved it for its proliferation of African-American churches.

Upon leaving my friends home, I entered the ATLAH World Missionary Church.  The name reminded me of Allah, but I did not know what to expect.  All I knew was that the music coming from inside seemed unreal in its power and complexity.  Upon entering, I found I was probably the only white person there.  But, I was told not to linger in the way back, but to take a seat up with the parishioners.  The twenty or so women in the choir were headed by a large woman, who hit every note with power.  If you know American culture, you know the music, you can imagine the scene.

One of the first utterances of the slightly rotund minister, Rev. James David Manning, was “I love this country.  I am patriotic.  I love Jesus first.  But I love this country second.  And, I don’t want to live anywhere else  other than right here.”  The church had a large American flag in the back.  I expected him to say “But, . . . “ and qualify his message.  But, he went further and condemned the American Civil Rights activist Al Sharpton and Barak Obama, by name, for spreading messages that framed African – Americans as victims.  Recommended getting out of public housing and churches starting jobs programs.  He spoke of gentrification and said the locals had only themselves to blame.  

Then the uber eloquent Minister told the crowd that you cannot curse America and then want your kids to have pro-social feelings.  If they grow  up blaming America as an oppressor, they will not want to contribute to its well-being.  The church members were hypocrites if they followed the democrat line and told their children that anyone owed them anything.  He denounced the ne’er-do-wells who populate the neighborhood as victims of these messages who did not know their own power.  His African American audience learned the culturist message that the patriotic belief system was the way forward.

Then the Minister took a very interesting turn.  He said that Satan had gotten into people.  I as an atheist I rolled my eyes.  But, this master of speech had earned my respect so I quieted my mind and listened.  He said that an ecumenical bug had been spread.  And church leaders now said that all Gods were equal. We were supposed to respect Hare Krishnas, Buddhists, Sikhs and Muslims.  He said that fights between Methodists and Presbyterians were tough and constantly divided Christians and were par for the course.  But, nowadays preachers tell him he’s supposed to sit down and agree with a Muslim and agree that all gods are the same.  No way. He would work with them.  But Jesus was the way truth and light, and he would not pay respects to any foreign religion.  

The very survival of this church, the very format that gets practiced weekly in Harlem churches represents the survival of culture.  But being of this tradition, the ATLAH World Ministry Church likely recognizes more than others, that the responsibility for maintaining community rests with that community.  Others do not pass on pro-social messages for us.  The schools are supposed to.  But, their multiculturalism, at best, tells us that others paths and our way has no more merit than any other. At worst it tells us that our very land is poisoned for being having had slavery and being Eurocentric.   Refreshingly, the ATLAH World Missionary Church will not go down this path.  They praise their culture, they pass on pro-social messages, both patriotic and local, to their members via exhilarating traditional means.

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h/t Gateway Pundit:

Obama Knew About Benghazi Terror Attacks 90 Minutes After They Began… Went to Bed

Barack Obama knew about the Benghazi Consulate terror attacks 90 minutes after they began on 9-11. The attack in Benghazi took place in two waves at the consulate and lasted several hours. Libyan “looters” found the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens hours after the attack began.
FOX News Special Report said the president knew about the attacks three hours after they began.
Obama went to bed without knowing the status of the US Ambassador.


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Ocala:


Egypt to try US pastor Terry Jones, 7 others over Prophet film


CAIRO — Egypt's general prosecutor issued arrest warrants Tuesday for seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and a Florida-based American pastor and referred them to trial on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that has sparked riots across the Muslim world.
The case is largely symbolic since the seven men and one woman are believed to be outside of Egypt and unlikely to travel to the country to face the charges. Instead, the prosecutor's decision to take legal appears aimed at absorbing at least some of the public anger over the amateur film, which portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud, womanizer and buffoon.
The prosecutor's office said in a statement that the accused, which includes the film's alleged producer, face charges of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam and spreading false information. The office said they could face the death penalty, if convicted. No date for the trial has been set.
Among those charged is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, an Egyptian Copt living in southern California and believed to be behind the film. Florida-based Pastor Terry Jones, who has said he was contacted by the filmmaker to promote the video, as well as Morris Sadek, a conservative Coptic Christian in the U.S. who pushed the video on his website, are also among those charged.
The connection of the other five accused in the case to the film was not immediately clear.
Ultraconservative Salafi lawyer Mamdouh Ismail praised the prosecutor's decision. While recognizing that the eight will be tried in absentia, Ismail said referring them to trial will help curb public anger.
"Now these are legal measures instead of angry reactions, whose consequences are undetermined," he said. "This would also set a deterrent for them and anyone else who may fall into this" offense.
The prosecutor's statement, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, said that after studying the film investigators have determined that it contains scenes offensive to Islam and state institutions. It also says they questioned 10 plaintiffs before issuing the charges.
Nakoula, 55, told the AP in an interview last week outside Los Angeles that he was the manager of the company that produced "Innocence of Muslims." Jones also told AP that he was contacted by Nakoula to promote the movie.
The film, clips of it appeared on YouTube, mocked the Prophet Muhammad and drove small but angry crowds to protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and an attack on the American Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador. Other protests have erupted across the Muslim world over the video, including Afghanistan, Yemen and Indonesia.

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In Texas Even the Deer are Republican


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Why, Mr. President? Why?

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Bring On The Piss Christ

Other "Conservative" "Anti-Jihad" blogs are running photos of Andres Serrano's famous artwork, Piss Christ, which is being displayed at some Museum of Sodomy, uh, I mean Art Gallery, somewhere in the United States.

I couldn't care less that it is, and I couldn't care less where. I can't be bothered to even read the articles.

Why?

Because I believe in the First Amendment. They have the right to produce Piss Christ if that is their view of the world, and they have the right to hang it in galleries as an advertisement that this is how they see the world.

When viewed from a World Historical perspective, Piss Christ is that rare artwork whose subject is it's very own existence, and whose meaning grows as it becomes more and more viewed. Why do I say that?

Christ on a cross submersed in the piss of the world.

Every person who views it only confirms it's truth.

The pure sacrifice of God, the Messiah to the whole of Humanity, the mediator, and expiator, between God and Man, God in the Flesh, come to restore our relationship to Himself, to make it possible, once again, for us to be clean in the sight of the Lord,

and this is what we do ...

The Bible tells us this is what humans did to Christ as he walked towards his death; we mocked Him, cursed Him, spat upon Him, threw rocks at Him, and cheered as He was crucified.

So, why should there not be a work of art which carries on the Tradition? Why should this artwork not become the living embodiment of the fact that humans have learned little in the last 2000 years, that we would still crucify Christ if He visited us again in the same way?

IBA says, let Muslims riot over jokes. Let sheltered Christians whine over obvious reality. Let us here at this site be above such naivete. Piss Christ is not so much an insult to God as it is just a re-confirmation of the Truth of the Word of God.

Why would we be offended by that? Is it a surprise in any way? Were your expectations any different? No, they weren't, were they?

Bring on the Piss Christ.


Here's something I wrote about Piss Christ in June of 2005:

Go ahead, piss on God. It couldn't be worse than the fact that we murdered Him. Yes, that's right, we took Him from his friends at dawn. We kicked him, and beat Him. We whipped Him. We made Him carry our cross. And then we hung Him on it, until He died.

I am so sick of all this idolatry from the media, who are all of the sudden so concerned that a Koran got stepped on, or got hit with wayward urine. The Koran is not God, it is an object. To confuse an object with God is idolatry.

The Koran is not Holy as an object, nor is the Bible for that matter. Muslims and Christians may consider their books to be Holy, but I am not duty-bound to agree. If they are Holy in any sense, it is in the ideas they put forth. Ideas are not objects. They can not be bound up in objects. They fly free, indeed, must fly free, to mean anything. They must fly from one thing to another touching the lives and hearts of many people or they are worth nothing.

If it is the book itself that is considered Holy, we must ask why. I'm sure the reason is because it contains the Word of God. But, if that is the case, then isn't every t-shirt and key chain that contains the Word of God, also Holy? Or are such trinkets not Holy because they contain only a portion of the Word of God? And if that is the case, then what percentage of the Word of God needs to be contained on any given trinket, before it is considered Holy?

The media are a group of people who are typically not concerned with the desecration of religious images, but all of the sudden they are starting a crusade against the United States military for the inadvertant desecration of the Koran. We have to wonder why they care. Could it be that they are not only guilty of idolatry, but hypocrisy?

Let's face it, the truth is that Piss Christ is an accurate portrayal of reality. We are not done crucifying Christ yet. God has promised us that it is finished, that it is all over, and yet we continue it. He has forgiven us already, but we are not done killing Him.

And this recent media foray into hypocritical idolatry is just more piss on Christ. Do not fool yourself for a minute, when we murder the Truth, we are at war with God.

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Forcing America Into Dhimmitude

(With thanks to Mustang, who emailed me the links in this post)

Various Muslim organizations, several of which are arms of the Muslim Brotherhood or like groups, sent a letter dated October 19, 2011, to several high-ranking federal officials.

According to Thomas More Law Center, in an entry entitled "Muslim Letter that Prompted the Pentagon to Purge Military Instruction 'Offensive to Islam,'" dated September 20, 2012:
A letter dated October 19, 2011 signed by 57 Muslim organizations, was sent to the White House with copies to other federal officials responsible for national security, including Secretary of the Department of Defense, Leon Panetta. The letter demanded that all training materials that they judge to be offensive to Islam be “purged” and instructors “are effectively disciplined.”

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Following that letter, in April 2012, Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a highly decorated combat veteran, was publically condemned by General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and relieved of his teaching assignment at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC). The reason: the negative way Islam was portrayed in his elective course entitled, Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism.

On May 10, 2012, during a Pentagon press conference with Defense Secretary Panetta seated next to him, General Martin Dempsey expressed negative opinions regarding the Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism course, characterizing it as "totally objectionable" and "against our values." General Dempsey personally committed to removing any similar curriculum from military professional education within the JFSC and elsewhere....
I urge you to read the entire letter for yourself at THIS LINK.

We as individuals can scream, "I will not submit," until our faces turn blue and our voices are hoarse. But if our government and our military submit in the fashion described in the above link, we are done for with regard to preserving the American ideals of liberty.

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Brian Fallon
National Anthem


With everything discovered just waiting to be known 
What's left for God to teach from his thrown?
 And who will forgive us when he's gone?

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So, more Americans than ever are on food stamps, we are facing a "fiscal cliff" & what does Congress do?

Why, they go home until after the election of course.

Gotta tend to them pomegranate trees.

And what will republicans do if Obama wins?

Give in on the Bush Tax cuts.

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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As if hittin' on the biker chick wasn't bad enough. . .

Biden on high school cheerleaders:

‘The stuff they do on hard wood,
it blows my mind’

Oh Joe. . . .

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Why The Polls Understate Romney Vote

In 1980 (the last time an incumbent Democrat was beaten), for example, the Gallup Poll of October 27th had Carter ahead by 45-39. Their survey on November 2nd showed Reagan catching up and leading by three points. In the actual voting, the Republican won by nine. The undecided vote broke sharply — and unanimously — for the challenger.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Reading is no longer the poorest city in the country. We have moved to number six (when you're at the bottom you can only move up or start digging and since there are no shovel ready jobs. . .)

That said, just like everywhere else, we have serious problems. I drove past the food pantry in Exeter today and the lines are still a block long all afternoon outside the building waiting their turn, as well as those inside already.

And at least one young person who wanted to help. . .

Reading Eagle: 

Missing Reiffton girl, 9, found hiding under bushes

A 9-year-old Exeter Township girl went missing early Thursday, prompting a three-hour search by police, firefighters and friends and relatives before she was found hiding under bushes in her Reiffton neighborhood.

The girl's parents called 9-1-1 shortly after 12:30 a.m. after they discovered her missing from their home in the 3800 block of Reiff Street, police said.

She had taken her pillow, winter coat, blanket and a backpack with food in it.

She was found sleeping under a neighbor's shrubs by members of the search party about 3:30, police said. She was unharmed.

The girl, who attends St. Catharine of Siena School in Mount Penn, told her parents that she wanted to go feed the poor, Exeter Police Chief Christopher L. Neidert said.

"One of the things students are taught in Catholic schools is that you take care of the poor, so maybe she heard the spirit calling, I don't know," Neidert said.

The girl's parents heard someone leave the house but when they went downstairs to investigate, their 9-year-old was nowhere in sight. The family searched on their own along with some friends before calling police.

Exeter police were assisted by Central Berks Regional police, Exeter firefighters and fire police, and a state police helicopter unit equipped with a thermal imaging camera.

Reading Eagle:

Officials see little consolation in new Reading poverty ranking
Call city's new poverty ranking better, but ...
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It's somewhat of a relief that Reading is no longer ranked as the most impoverished city in the nation, but it's not much of one, Berks County and city officials said Thursday.

"The reality is, we still face major, major challenges," Councilwoman Donna Reed said.

With 40.1 percent of its residents in poverty, Reading is now the sixth most impoverished among cities with populations of 65,000 or more, according to new rankings published Thursday in the Reading Eagle that were based on an analysis of updated U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Camden, N.J., now has the highest poverty rate: 42.5 percent. Reading's poverty rate in last year's rankings was 41.3 percent.

"It's good not to be ranked No. 1, but being No. 6 is not much better," county Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt said. "It's an ever-so-slight encouragement."

"The ranking change is minimal and where we rank nationally doesn't make a whole lot of difference to the people who are in poverty in the city of Reading," said commissioners Chairman Christian Y. Leinbach.

As has been happening, nonprofits, churches and other groups in Berks must continue to identify causes of poverty, which go beyond recent economic problems, Leinbach said.

"Reading has had these problems long before the 2007-2008 recession came into play," he said. "This isn't something a mayor or a council can just resolve and fix."

Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer said there is no victory in moving from first to sixth.

"We know that a large number of families in Reading continue to struggle in this economy, and we still have a lot of work to do to move Reading forward," he said. "My administration is working hard to bring sustainable wage jobs to the city and hope to break ground soon on some new development projects. We have to continue the progress we have made working together as a community. "

Leinbach said some of Reading's poor, but not a majority, are impoverished due to poor choices they made or because being poor is the lot that was handed to them by previous generations.

Several officials said being a single mother and the absence of fathers greatly increases the likelihood of being in poverty.

The amount of Reading's single mothers in poverty increased from 66.3 percent to 69.1 percent, according to the new statistics.

But there are other wide-ranging causes, such as housing policies and other factors that concentrate the poor into small urban areas, Councilwoman Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz said.

That results in decreased tax revenues, which then overburdens urban school districts, which then can't do as good of a job educating students, she said.

A lack of education then translates into more poverty, she said.

"It's going to take a slow, steady effort," Barnhardt said.

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Good News, The Beer Survives: Planning For a Nuclear Apocalypse


Yeah, the beer still works, but all the chicks look like this

Planning for The End is hard. Nuclear apocalypse is big and scary and complicated. Average people don’t want to plan at all — just assume the worst and you’ll never be disappointed. Governments, on the other hand, like to plan. Some people see this as an effort to legitimately save lives; others see it as an attempt to convince the public (or themselves) that they are in control of the uncontrollable. There are merits to both points of view.
All sorts of things have been studied in the name of Civil Defense — of what to do after the Worst Happens. Two questions along these lines I’ve already discussed in the past: What do you do with all of the dead people? and What will happen to all of our paper-based records? Both of which have “interesting” answers.
Operation Teapot was a series of fourteen nuclear weapons tests conducted in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site, and a number of them were specifically for getting information on nuclear effects for use in Civil Defense. One of these tests, dubbed Operation Cue, was “open” in the sense that the press was allowed to observe it, and it involved nuking a “Survival Town” full of mannequins, the pictures of which were featured prominently in The Atomic Café and were the inspiration for that improbable opening scene to the most recent Indiana Jones movie.
One of the many lines of investigation during these Civil Defense tests, Project 32.2a, sought to answer a simple question: What will the survivors drink in the post-apocalyptic world? If the water supply is contaminated or otherwise dodgy, what about all of those cans and bottles that capitalist society churns out by the billions of gallons? The introduction to the final report explains that while lots of attention had been given towards the effects of nukes on food, beverages had been largely ignored:1
Consideration of the problems of food supply show the needs of humans for water, especially under disaster conditions, could be immediate and urgent. At various times some consideration has been given to special packaging of potable water, but since packaged beverages, both beer and soft drinks, are so ubiquitousand already uniformly available in urban areas, it is obvious that they could serve as important sources of fluids.
When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems look like nails. The Atomic Energy Commission did what they did best and dropped a nuke on bottles of beer and soda cans. (They were “exposed,” in the euphemism of the report. I also love the phrasing above, “the needs of humans for water” — it’s like the report was written by extraterrestrials.)

The brave test subjects.
They took a number of different types of bottles and cans, filled with different liquids, and put them in various positions relative to Ground Zero for two nuclear tests (“Shot I” and “Shot II” in the report, probably “Apple I” and “Apple II” of Teapot). The closest ones were less than a quarter mile away from the first test — a mere 1056 feet. The furthest ones out were about 2 miles away.
The results were somewhat interesting. Even the bottles pretty near the test had a fairly high survival rate — if they didn’t fall off the shelves, or have something else smash into them (a “missile” problem), or get totally crushed by whatever they were being housed in, they had a good chance of not breaking. Not super surprising, in a way: bottles are small, and there’s a lot of stuff in between them and the shockwave to dissipate it. (Bottles seem more fragile than human beings, but in certain respects they are probably easier to keep safe. Also, human beings are rarely in refrigerators, Indiana Jones notwithstanding.)

Fallen soldiers.
As for radiation, only the bottles closest to Ground Zero had much radioactivity, and even that was “well within the permissible limits for emergency use,” which is to say, it won’t hurt you in the short term. The liquid itself was somewhat shielded by the bottles of the containers which picked up some of the radioactivity.
But there were, of course, still pressing questions to be resolved… how did it taste?
Examination made immediately upon recovery showed no observable gross changes in the appearance of the beverages. Immediate taste tests indicated that the beverages, both beer and soft drinks, were still of commercial quality, although there was evidence of a slight flavor change 

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Romney Releases 2011 Taxes; Gave $4 Million To Charity, Paid 14.1% Effective Rate (A Rate Significantly Reduced By His Huge Donations to Charity)


From Ace


- In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.
- The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.
-The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.
-The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions. The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor's statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.


Joe Biden, by comparison, gave an average of $369 per year before people started noticing. I think he might have upped this to the low thousands, just to avoid people noting that his "heart" is not nearly as large as he claims.

You know what liberals are claiming now? That he paid too much in taxes, deliberately, to keep his effective rate up.

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Why has Barack Obama not explained FIRMLY the meaning and obligations of free speech?


“To protect our own rights, we MUST protect those of the most obnoxious and disgusting among us.”
This explanation was sent to me by one of the lawyers working to ensure that the American Nazi Party would be able to march in Skokie, IL, a city where not only were there a large number of Americans who happened to be Jewish, but a large segment of them were Holocaust survivors - back in 1977-78. The lawyer was Jewish, making the process all the more obnoxious.
The point he made changed my mind about that march, and it is why EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN should really be behind that really bad movie (critically, certainly). We are protecting ourselves by ensuring every asshole can make a statement which offends someone, somewhere.
But why, is the President of the United States not telling the world what is so easily said, and hard to grasp?
Might it be because this is the dividing line between a MOB and a democracy?
A mob will never tolerate a minority opinion.
A mob will never tolerate a minority religion.
The entire region save ONE PLACE is a set of religious extremists who sit atop a mob, and use the mob.
The president and his secretary of state simply cannot tell the truth, because the truth reveals what the middle east is, and reveals the folly of their moral cowardice, or complete foolishness.
Each of these people uttered an oath to uphold the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.
The truth is that the path they have created for themselves, the non apology apologies, the cravenly kowtowing commercials broadcast STUPIDLY and pointlessly and uselessly across the middle east, are not upholding our values.
If we cannot protect our people many days after what has occurred, and they with these new sets of commercials across the middle east seeking APPROVAL - seek to avoid harm to people in the service of the nation, with this cowardly display, WHAT ARE WE DOING? 
Worse, what future accidentally incited incidents will occur or be catalyzed by this course into something far worse by telling the ENTIRE Middle East, we cannot justify or stand up for ourselves, or our values.
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More Americans are being added to food stamps than are finding jobs


Otherwise, no problem, return the incumbent to office.
WS:
An alarming data point from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee: More Americans are being added to food stamps than are finding jobs. The data is detailed in this chart, provided by the committee:
As the chart shows, between April-June 2012 (the most recent three month block for which government data is available), only 200,000 jobs have been created while 265,000 individuals have been added to the food stamp rolls. Additionally, in that time period, 246,000 workers were awarded disability.
Another chart shows that the last three month block is part of a larger trend. The chart, also from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, shows that “Workforce Shrinks Since January 2009 While Millions Sign Up For Disability And Food Stamps.”
As the chart shows, since January 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, the net change jobs has been negative (-1.3 million), while 5.7 million workers and dependents have been awarded disability and a whopping 15.1 million have been added to the food stamp rolls.
“A total of 46,670,373 Americans are now on food stamps,” according to the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee. “The food stamp program has doubled in size since 2008 and quadrupled since 2001.”
And the government program isn’t cheap: “Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $770 billion over the next decade.”
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From the New York Post: A popular Upper West Side restaurant was trashed by vandals who scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls — and cops yesterday were investigating whether a disgruntled ex-worker was to blame, sources said.

“It was like someone came in and went wilding. Vandalism is one thing, but it was a total defacement. They urinated everywhere,” said David Ruggerio, 50, owner of Lansky’s Old World Deli on Columbus Avenue.

“They smashed all the computers, smashed phones, broke every plate in the place, sliced every banquette,” said the former Food Network star, adding that the vandals also swiped a register with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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CAIR: America To Blame For Rampaging Islamic Mobs Because It Hasn’t Shown Enough “Dignity” And “Respect” To The Muslim World


From IPT: 
Anti-American violence throughout the Muslim world, ostensibly over a cheap Internet film denigrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad, may be misguided, but it’s a result of “the lack of dignity, the lack of respect that they’re being shown.” And it’s up to America to change policies to calm things.
That’s the message a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official brought to a television interview Sunday.
And that’s not the worst thing about Cyrus McGoldrick’s comments.
McGoldrick’s interview was on Press TV, an Iranian government-controlled English-language news outlet. He never condemned the violence outright, saying “We’re very sensitive to the loss of life” and “people’s lives are always to be mourned.” The angry mobs show “no real understanding of nuance” because the American government neither financed the film nor had anything to do with its distribution.
Few protestors likely even saw the video, said McGoldrick, civil rights director for CAIR’s New York chapter. “And I don’t think it’s about the film at all, really, I think that people are tired. People have had enough of what is seen by them, what looks to them like America’s war on Islam. And this is one of the symptoms of that.”
That “war on Islam” narrative is acknowledged to be among the most effective messages in radicalizing Muslims. Even the White House acknowledges this. In the past week, a federal judge sentenced a 29-year-old to 30 years in prison after he plotted to detonate a suicide bomb inside the United States Capitol and arrested an 18-year-old in Chicago who thought he was detonating a car bomb outside a bar.
Both Amine El-Khalifi and Adel Daoud thought America was waging war on Islam.
Keep reading…

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Imam Qatani Calls For US To Disregard First Amendment, Act In Accordance With Sharia For The Good Of Society

From Gateway:

Mohammad Qatanani, an Imam of one of the largest mosques in New Jersey, has declared that anyone criticizing Islam is a direct threat to our national security.  He believes thatAmerica should disregard its First Amendment…and instead act in accordance with sharia law for the ultimate ‘good’ of society.  Therefore, anyone suspected of speaking negatively of Islam or the Prophet Mohammad should be investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.  But, of course, if you want to cheer for the complete annihilation of Israel, I’m sure that would be allowed.
Via truthandcommonsenseThe Blaze reported,
There are religions that promote turning the other cheek even when mocked, but it appears Islam is not one of them. According to one of the most prominent imams in North America, Islam never condones violence, but it also, under no uncertain terms, “everaccepts” speaking ill of the Prophet Muhammad.
In fact, so grave is mockery of the prophet considered, that the cleric – Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in New Jersey – even believes free speech that criticizes Islam poses a national security threat to the U.S. and that those responsible should be investigated by the Department of Homeland Security.
“We, as Americans, have to put limits and borders [on] freedom of speech,” Qatanani, leader of the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC), told TheBlaze. He explained that while Americans may ”have the freedom to speak their mind, ultimately, they “have no right to [talk about Muslim] holy issues“ as it will incite ”hatred or war among people.”
Qatanani said he thinks agitators who slander Islam, or, more specifically, the Prophet Muhammad, incite violence and hence, pose a national security risk that threatens the safety of Americans at home and abroad. Thus, America should disregard its First Amendment as it is typically applied and instead act in accordance with sharia law for the ultimate “good” of society.
Won’t the cleric be thrilled to discover that Obama’s henchmen are already doing this.  From the wise words of Dwight D. Eisenhower,
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Or antagonistic.  As Ray Wisher said, “[Obama]‘s playing with fire, standing in the middle of a dozen open cans of jet fuel and dynamite.”
The voters must take away his matches in November.
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