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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Obama Says Jews Were "A Bunch of Folks" Who "Randomly" Got Shot - But Says Muslims in Chapel Hill Were Murdered Because of "How They Worship"

There is no other way to look at this other than to understand that Obama is for Muslims and against Jews.

If I am wrong, please tell me in the comments section.


GOP Representative: Obama Is Using Final Two Years to “Get Back at Israel”

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CAIR Whines Obama’s “Violent Extremism” Summit Singles Out Muslims Even Though WH Never Mentions Islam Or Muslims In Event Remarks

They're just trying to intimidate the pussies in our government into never saying a word about any attack ever perpetrated by a Muslim.

Not a word.
As the White House prepares to host a three-day summit next week on countering violent extremism, many high-profile Muslim and religious groups argue that the administration’s efforts have unfairly singled out Muslims and the Islamic faith. 
In the days leading up to the summit, Muslim Advocates said it has “serious concerns about the government’s track record of treating extremist violence as though it were an exclusively Muslim problem.” 
The prominent civil rights and legal advocacy group said that “sends a dangerous signal to members of the public that their Muslim neighbors are a threat.” The Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, which has been in the works since last fall, will begin on Feb. 17. 
The White House press release last month said the summit would focus on “domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence.” 
The statement pointed to recent attacks by radicalized Muslims in Ottawa, Sydney and Paris. But leaders of the largest Muslim organizations in the U.S. have said they are disappointed they weren’t invited to attend. 
Top officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America and the Islamic Circle of North America won’t be at the table next week. 
Several attendees of a high-profile meeting the president held with Muslims last week — including Farhana Khera, president of Muslim Advocates, and Kameelah Rashad, Muslim chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania — have also not been invited. 
“We recognize there are people of ill intent trying to recruit American Muslims into their cause. But I think the community needs to be the one that leads on that front,” said Corey Saylor, director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia at CAIR. 
Here’s the full White House press release on their “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” it doesn’t make a single reference to “Islam” or “Muslims.” Via WhiteHouse.gov:
On February 18, 2015, the White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit acts of violence, efforts made even more imperative in light of recent, tragic attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, and Paris. 
This summit will build on the strategy the White House released in August of 2011, Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States, the first national strategy to prevent violent extremism domestically. Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) efforts rely heavily on well-informed and resilient local communities. 
Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis-St. Paul have taken the lead in building pilot frameworks integrating a range of social service providers, including education administrators, mental health professionals, and religious leaders, with law enforcement agencies to address violent extremism as part of the broader mandate of community safety and crime prevention. 
The summit will highlight best practices and emerging efforts from these communities. At the same time, our partners around the world are actively implementing programs to prevent violent extremism and foreign terrorist fighter recruitment. 
The summit will include representatives from a number of partner nations, focusing on the themes of community engagement, religious leader engagement, and the role of the private sector and tech community. 
Through presentations, panel discussions, and small group interactions, participants will build on local, state, and federal government; community; and international efforts to better understand, identify, and prevent the cycle of radicalization to violence at home in the United States and abroad. Additional information regarding participants and the agenda will be provided at a future date.
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And if you ever wonder what true heroes would look like, HERE IT IS:

The debate resumed after the shooting according to the organizers

This is the cartoon that first put Lars Vilks on the Fatwa list of Scuzlims around the world:

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The Left's Islamobullshit Problem

TheAtlantic: GOP's Islamophobia Problem 

Will conservatives confront rising anti-Muslim rhetoric in the Republican Party?
Greg Hicks >own words:

"Beyond that though after being in D.C. for a decade and knowing several dozen Muslims for most of that time I can say that they aren’t what most think of them. In fact, I’d prefer them to most Christians as I was never coerced in any way by the Muslims to follow their religion, which I cannot say about many Christians. While the terrorists who did the 9/11 attacks were Muslims, they were extremists in that faith which isn’t common……".

Obama's statement about Chapel Hill

“No one in the USA should ever be targeted because of…how they worship” 


Holder: DOJ to ‘Help Ensure That Justice Will be Served’ in Muslim Student Murders



several witnesses in his condo community said he was a bully obsessed with noise and parking, one of them said he was an "equal opportunity bully" (who was no relation to him, and didn't like him). 
(must view the mourning father's statement to the media which begs the question - is he also advising this administration to maintain the narrative that violence in the ME and jihad around the globe has nothing to do with Islam?)

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IMPORTANT UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST --- Chapel Hill Murder Victim’s Anti-Semitic, Anti-Zionist, Pro-Terrorist Tweets

Moderate Muslims

From Got News:
Editor’s note: We obviously don’t support the taking of any life but we also don’t support the lionization of the dead. 
While many of the obituaries of Dean Bhakarat have focused on his alleged charitable endeavors, we thought we’d give you a deeper dive. 
The official motive of the shooting of three Muslim-Americans in North Carolina was a dispute over a parking spot but the left-wing and Arab media are calling the killings a hate crime. 
We really have no idea what actually happened between the suspect and the three Muslim-Americans. 
It’s equally possible that Deah Barakat’s hatred of whites could have provoked the incident as Craig Stephen Hicks avowed dislike of religion. One of the Chapel Hill shooting victim’s tweets reveal anti-Semitic, anti-white, anti-Israel, and anti-Zionist views.  
Deah Barakat tweeted over 8,000 times. Some of them are about sports. Many of them are hateful.

He retweeted and backed 9-11 conspiracy theories and compared the treatment of the Palestinians to that of Jews during the Holocaust.




Killer of 3 NC Muslim Students Was Hardcore Anti-Religion Atheist Progressive 


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Tony Joe White
Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

- Undercover Agent For The Blues
- Do You Have A Garter Belt?
- Roosevelt And Ira Lee
- Tell Me Why?
- Holed Up
- Rainy Night In Georgia
- The Gift
- Gypsy Epilogue
- Polk Salad Annie

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A couple of my favorite flash mob videos, both Israeli.

First a classic from Epa, who is a classic himself...


And second, it's friggin' cold here in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. And the Midwest. Cold as a witches', well,

So I'm wishin' I was on this beach, too.

Or any warm sunny beach for that matter...

Have a good weekend, Infidels.

Try to stay warm if you're in the path of this latest "globull worming" cold snap.


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Another Nobel Prize Winner Apparently Dissatisfied With Our Moderate Muslim Friends: Elie Wiesel to Attend Netanyahu Speech to Congress: “How Can I Remain Silent?”

Earlier today, I posted on Suu Kyi, who will not speak out against the supposed oppression of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Now we have this:

Prominent US Rabbi Shmuley Boteach announced Thursday that he was placing full-page advertisements in the newspapers. 
Shmuley.com reported on the ad campaign: 
Signifying the urgent threat that a nuclear Iran portends for Israel and the rest of the world, Mr. Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, directly addresses President Obama, Vice President Biden and distinguished members of Congress, and asks them to support Mr. Netanyahu’s right to call attention to the crisis. 
In the advertisement, Mr. Wiesel states, “As one who has seen the enemies of the Jewish people make good on threats to exterminate us, how can I remain silent?” 
“I plead with you to put aside the politics that have obscured the critical decisions to be made. Surely it is within your power to find a solution that will permit Israel’s Prime Minister to deliver his urgent message. Will you join me in hearing the case for keeping weapons from those who preach death to Israel and America?” 
“There are few personalities more respected and admired in the entire world than Professor Wiesel,” said Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, Executive Director of This World. 
“He represents a conscience of mankind. As someone who witnessed the devastating genocide of the Jews first hand, Professor Wiesel clearly understands the stakes of an Iranian nuclear power. He is the living face of the 6 million victims of the Holocaust.” 
This is not the first time Mr. Wiesel has been involved in controversy or in an advertisement. Last summer, during the height of the Israel-Gaza conflagration, the London Times rejected a provocative ad featuring the Nobelist, citing concern for reader sensitivities.
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Killing Their Own

Too bad the deceased didn't ask for a light first...

L.A. Times:

Islamic State: Smoking will kill you, one way or another

Beheadings have become commonplace in the territories held by the militant Islamic State, but the severed head reportedly found last month in the eastern Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen was nevertheless unusual.
It had a cigarette placed between its lips.
“This is not permissible, Sheikh,” someone had scrawled in Arabic on the decapitated corpse lying nearby, according to an account from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group. The body and head belonged to an Islamic State official, a deputy police chief.
From consuming alcohol to cursing, vices of all types are frowned upon by Islamic State.
Shortly after the group's takeover of large swaths of Deir Elzur province in eastern Syria, Islamic State began to close tobacco shops and shutter the ubiquitous water-pipe cafes.
Although smoking is allowed under Islam, some ultraconservative variations of Sharia law condemn the practice as a slow form of suicide, and therefore haram -- forbidden.
It's an interpretation that Islamic State has taken seriously: The group's supporters regularly upload images depicting cigarettes literally going up in smoke as black-clad, bearded men toss cartons into blazing pyres. Other footage show fighters displaying caches of smoking accessories, a stern hand pointing at the contraband.
For those who live under Islamic State rule, a respite can be found beyond the "caliphate" it controls.
"I'm enjoying it while I can," said Mohammad Khalil, relishing his cigarette recently as he sat near the gate of the Akcakale border crossing in southeast Turkey.
On the other side lay the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, where the Islamic State's black-on-white flag was fluttering in the wind.
"Once I go across I can't smoke in the open," explained Mohammad, taking another long drag.
Truckers delivering goods into opposition-controlled Syria regularly face problems cutting across the different spheres of influence controlled by rival factions. Navigating a route means also knowing and conforming to each group's idiosyncrasies.
"Whenever they approach an Islamic State checkpoint, our drivers switch the music to Islamic nasheed [chant] and throw any cigarettes they have out the window," said one official with the Aid Coordination Unit, a Syrian opposition body based in Turkey that organizes deliveries of staples Syria's north. For security reasons, he did not want his name used.
Even many of Islamic State's own recruits have buckled under the strain.
In November, Flavien Moreau, 27, a French citizen who had traveled to Syria to join Islamic State, was convicted on terrorism charges upon his return to France and slapped with a seven-year prison sentence, according to France24, the French news broadcaster.
His career as an extremist warrior had been brief. Only two weeks after joining the group, he said he handed over his Kalashnikov rifle and headed back to Europe.
"I really struggled with not smoking,” Moreau testified, according to France24. “I had brought Nicorette gum with me, but it wasn’t enough,” he explained, referring to the nicotine replacement product. “So I left my gun with my [commander] and I left.”
Violators of the smoking ban face a minimum punishment of 40 lashes with a whip. Repeat offenders face lashes as well as prison time — and, as in the case of the beheaded police official, may even be executed, according to activists contacted in Islamic State’s self-declared capital of Raqqa in northeast Syria.Still, the ban hasn't stopped people from trying to sneak cigarettes into Islamic State terrain. Contraband smokes arrive via the Turkish border and from areas under the control of less militant factions.
"There is a lot of smuggling going on,” said Abu Mohammed, a Raqqa-based activist who uses a pseudonym for security reasons. "There are many ways to do it," he explained via Skype. For instance, smugglers hide cigarettes inside cans or in sacks of flour or stuff them inside bags of Arabic flatbread.
More innovative was an approach pioneered by a truck driver making regular runs to the Iraqi border town of Qaim, where there is no smoking ban. Once there, the trucker would strap cigarette packs to the wings of carrier pigeons for hassle-free home delivery to Raqqa, some 175 miles away, according to an account on an opposition news website on Facebook.
With tobacco a proscribed item, prices have skyrocketed.
"In the past you would pay 50 Syrian pounds for a pack of Gaulouises Red,” noted Abu Mohammed, a price equivalent to about $1 before the war began. “Now you pay 150 [Syrian pounds], and some times you can't even find it.”
Hitherto unknown -- and inferior -- brands of cigarettes have also cropped up, often at highly inflated prices.
"People are forced to buy them anyway,” lamented Abu Mohammad. "It's something that is important."


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Iraqi Army Repels Attack on Base Hosting U.S. Marines

Iraqi security forces on Friday repelled an attack by Islamic State insurgents against an air base in Anbar province where U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops, Iraqi and U.S. military officials said. Militants from the jihadist group had attacked the Ain al-Asad base and the nearby town of al-Baghdadi a day earlier, leading to sporadic clashes in the town overnight.

Al-Baghdadi has been besieged for months by Islamic State, which captured swathes of northern and western Iraq last year, prompting a campaign of U.S.-led airstrikes and the deployment of hundreds of U.S. military advisers to the country.
A U.S. defense official said the Iraqi forces had stopped the attack and re-secured the facility.

"Coalition forces were several kilometers from the attack and at no stage were they under direct threat from this action," the official said.

About 320 U.S. Marines are training members of the Iraqi 7th Division at the base, which has been struck by mortar fire on at least one previous occasion since December.

Iraq's Defense Ministry said on its website the Iraqi army killed eight assailants near the base, which is about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi.

An Iraqi military official in Baghdad told Reuters the insurgents had taken advantage of a lull in the airstrikes, caused by poor weather, to launch the offensive.

He said Islamic State had been cleared from most of al-Baghdadi, with the remaining fighting centered around a police station.
That conflicted with reports from a tribal leader who said the jihadists were still in control of much of the town.
Ongoing clashes and poor communications in the area made it difficult to confirm such reports.

U.S. defense officials told CNN there are no plans to evacuate U.S. personnel from the air base, which is just a few miles from al-Baghdadi, but security officials said the militants are closing in on it and Iraqi forces are calling for reinforcements.

According to officials, the base has not been attacked but is taking sporadic indirect fire from militants in the form of rocket launchers and mortars.

Two security officials told CNN that security forces from the base killed eight suicide bombers on Friday who were trying to penetrate the air base.

At the same time, a U.S. defense official said that U.S. troops do not consider themselves trapped, are not contemplating a ground engagement with the Islamic State, and there have been no injuries to U.S. forces at the base, CNN said.

"It bears watching," retired Col. Thomas Lynch, a National Defense University fellow, told Fox News, regarding the reports.

He stressed, however, that for the militants to be a real threat to the base they would need get through the perimeter.

"It's not impossible," Lynch said, but to do it they would have to amass a large number of fighters which would make them "vulnerable" to airstrikes.


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Bill Would Let Legal Gun Owners Carry Weapons Around Country

Gun owners with legal permits would be allowed to carry concealed weapons around the country under a bill introduced in the Senate a measure that previously came just three votes shy of passage in a Democratic-controlled chamber.

The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act "operates more or less like a driver's license," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told The Hill about the measure introduced Thursday.

"So, for example, if you have a driver’s license in Texas, you can drive in New York, in Utah and other places, subject to the laws of those states."
The bill would "eliminate some of the ‘gotcha moments,’ where people inadvertently cross state lines" with guns they are legally allowed to carry in their home state, the lawmaker told The Hill.

The National Rifle Association hailed the measure, calling it a "much-needed solution to a real problem for gun owners."

"The current patchwork of state and local laws is confusing for even the most conscientious and well-informed concealed carry permit holders. This confusion often leads to law-abiding gun owners running afoul of the law when they exercise their right to self-protection while traveling or temporarily living away from home," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

"Our fundamental right to self-defense does not stop at a state's borders. Law abiding citizens should be able to exercise this right while traveling across state lines."

But gun control groups, including the Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety, warn the bill poses a danger at a time when the effort should be placed on strengthening background checks, The Hill reports.

"Federally imposed concealed carry laws interfere with states’ fundamental right to determine who is too dangerous to carry hidden, loaded guns in public," Everytown for Gun Safety's president John Feinblatt told The Hill.

Concealed carry is allowed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, but to varying degrees. Most states, but not all, require gun owners to apply for a permit.

Everytown argues that Cornyn’s bill would allow states with the "weakest gun laws to trump the reasonable judgments" of others, since people who qualify for concealed carry permits in some states would get to carry their guns into places with tougher requirements.

Cornyn’s bill previously came just three votes short of the 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate.

The current Senate has 54 Republicans to the Democrats' 44, plus two independents who are expected to vote with Democrats.


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Pennsylvania town packs heat, and wants visitors to know it
Drive into tiny Conoy Township, Pa., and you'll see the standard "welcome" sign, but it also comes with a warning: "THIS IS NOT A GUN FREE ZONE."
The signs are meant to alert criminals to the fact that many people in the rural Pennsylvania town of 3,000 are armed. A dozen have been installed so far and three more are slated to go up, which would cover every major road into the town. Officials hope the signs give would-be criminals second thoughts before causing trouble.
“I think even those who have bad intentions can read,” Stephen Mohr, one of the township supervisors, told FoxNews.com. He said the town’s five supervisors unanimously decided to put the signs up.
"What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in the township is watching out for them."- Stephen Mohr, township supervisor, Conoy, Pa.
Mohr noted that the intent of the signs is to welcome good people to their town.
“The first word on there is “Welcome”… we have a lot here that we take pride in. What we’re telling people is that when they do come here, they should feel safer knowing that everyone in the township is watching out for them,” Mohr said. “And the criminal -- he should realize that going into this township he could have a bad day.”
But critics say the signs are unnecessary, and unlikely to send the message Mohr claims to be imparting.
“These signs are silly, because the Second Amendment guarantees the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens anywhere to own guns in their homes," said Jonathan Hutson, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "As a matter of fact, no jurisdiction in America completely prohibits the carrying of guns in public.”
And despite the announcement that the townsfolk may be armed, there are still places within where guns are prohibited, noted Shira Goodman, executive director of Cease Fire PA.
"Are there no schools in this town?" Goodman asked. "How about U.S. post offices? What about private business owners or houses of worship who choose to bar firearms from their property?
“The intent seems to be to scare those who might consider criminal activity," Goodman added. "The likely effect will be to embolden a shoot first, Wild West mentality."
Mohr said residents are free to have to their own rules about guns, and the township follows federal and state policies regarding guns in post offices and schools. The signs, he said, refer to the fact that the township government welcomes the carrying of guns in the belief it promotes safety. A member of the National Rifle Association, he also seems to be sending a message of his support for the Second Amendment.
“Those people that need to wake up and realize that the right to carry a gun in a lot of areas have already been curtailed,” he said, noting that other jurisdictions, including New York City, put the onus on residents to show a “special need” in order to carry guns.
Economists who study crime said it will be interesting to see whether crime in the town is affected by the signs.
“My guess is that this may… lead a small number of people to reconsider committing criminal acts, but the signs are unlikely to provide so much new information [about the town] that they result in a large reduction in crime,” David Mustard, an economics professor at the University of Georgia, told FoxNews.com.
Residents of the town reached by FoxNews.com had mixed views.
“I guess it’s a good idea. But it’s going to take more than just a sign -- I don’t think that would deter a hardened criminal,” Lyle Rider, who runs BMA Cycles in the township, told FoxNews.com.
“It doesn’t bother me… whether it’ll be a crime deterrent or not, I don’t know,” Mark Brosey, who works at Brosey’s Garage in the township, told FoxNews.com.
At least one other U.S. town is considering copying Conoy's idea.
“If you were a thief breaking into homes and businesses, would you choose a city that openly endorses the ownership and training of guns to protect persons and property?” Greenleaf, Idaho, Mayor Brad Holton told FoxNews.com. His town will consider posting such signs at a city council meeting in March.


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Racist Skinhead Buddhist Monks Who Hate The Fuck Out of Muslims


What does it take to get Buddhist monks to hate people so much that they want to exclude them from their society?

I don't know personally. But the Washington Post has found a reason. You see, they found one Buddhist monk, from FIVE years ago, who made some racist comments about these Muslims (who happen to be from a different "ethnic" group, therefore, RACISM).

From the Washington Post:
Why does this Buddhist-majority nation hate these Muslims so much? n 2009, Burma's then consul general in Hong Kong sent a letter to local newspapers and fellow diplomats posted in the Chinese territory. It was addressing concerns over the treatment of refugees from Burma's Rohingya population, a Bengali-speaking Muslim minority long marginalized in the country. 
Incidents of shipwrecked boats bearing half-starved, desperate Rohingya from Burma had won wider attention in the region. Ye Myint Aung, the Burmese envoy in Hong Kong, hoped to dissuade others from feeling sympathy for the Rohingya. His method for doing this was by revealing his shocking racism. 
The Rohingya, he said, "are as ugly as ogres," and do not share the "fair and soft" skin of other Burmese ethnic groups. Therefore, the Burmese consul general concluded, "Rohingya are neither Myanmar people nor Myanmar’s ethnic group," using the other name for Burma while trotting out his government's long-standing contention that the Rohingya are interlopers in Burma and don't deserve citizenship rights. 
More than half a decade has past since then and the situation in Burma has changed for the better. The country has opened up. The secretive, dictatorial military junta that once held sway has allowed the advent of a fledgling, albeit heavily curtailed democracy. Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from decades of house arrest and is now a main leader of the opposition. 
But the miserable condition of the Rohingya, a forgotten, stateless people, persists. The U.N. deems them "one of the most persecuted minorities in the world." There are some 1.3 million Rohingya, the majority of whom live in Burma's Rakhine state, on the western border with Bangladesh and India, and struggle to access basic state services. As WorldViews reported last year, around 140,000 Rohinigya eke out a squalid existence in ramshackle camps, displaced by ethnic and sectarian strife in 2013 and neglected by the Burmese government. 
Recent U.N. calls on the Burmese government to grant the Rohingya full citizenship rights, including a General Assembly resolution passed in December, have been received with hostility. Angry anti-Rohingya marches this week persuaded the government to scrap tentative plans to give Rohingya carrying temporary documents the right to vote in an upcoming referendum. 
Much of the ire is fanned by a hard-core of nationalist Buddhist monks. Certain groups play an outsize role in fanning sentiment against the Rohingya, whom they like to characterize as "Bengali" illegal immigrants rather than a distinct Burmese ethnic group. (Never mind that many generations of Rohingya have lived on what's Burmese soil.) 
Ashin Wirathu, a Buddhist cleric notorious for his xenophobic rhetoric, even earned a spot on the cover of TIME magazine's International edition, with the cover line: "The Face of Buddhist Terror." The saffron-clad Wirathu dubs himself the "Burmese Bin Laden," and indulges in frenzied, un-monk-like speeches calling for tough action on Muslims. He raises the fear of forced conversions and terrorism. 
Last year, he addressed a gathering of nationalist monks in Sri Lanka, another nation with a Buddhist majority, warning of "a jihad against Buddhist monks." But critics say Wirathu and his ilk, more often than not, are the ones inciting mob violence against Burma's Muslims, including non-Rohingya Muslims. 
Hundreds have died in recent years amid riots and tit-for-tat attacks. It's a worrying development in a multi-cultural nation that's just emerging from the straight-jacket of authoritarian rule. 
Perhaps the most depressing indication of the Rohingya's plight is the relative silence of Suu Kyi, a global icon for democracy and human rights. The Nobel laureate, in keeping with Burmese government policy, refuses to even say the word "Rohingya" — which in Burma's polarized context would be an act of recognizing the community's rights, let alone its very existence.
So, you see, not even the Nobel Peace Prize-winning, Human Rights Activist will speak up in defense of the Muslims.

She must be a racist too.

Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

I will be honest. I have no idea if these anti-Rohingya forces have taken on a racist/ethnic element in China. And, I have no idea if such ethnic conflicts have become paramount. I do not understand Chinese culture well enough to have an informed opinion.

However, I find it fascinating that even Buddhist monks can become hate-filled when confronted with the endlessly expansionist Muslim Jihad.

Doesn't that strike you as fascinating?

Buddhism truly is a religion of peace. I've never heard of Buddhists causing problems, except when it has to do with Muslims.

And yet, we're supposed to believe that these Buddhists monks are unremitting racists. As if they would, for instance, also hate blacks and Jews if they were forced to live with such people.


Do you believe that?

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Durban University of Technology’s SRC calls for expulsion of Jews

The Durban University of Technology’s student representative council has called for the expulsion of all Jewish students who do not support the Palestinian cause, according to a report.

The demand was sent to the university management, according to the Daily News newspaper.
The newspaper quoted SRC secretary Mqondisi Duma as saying: “As the SRC we had a meeting and analysed international politics. We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should deregister.”
The university’s vice chancellor Prof Ahmed Bawa told the newspaper the demand was “totally unacceptable”.

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Obama's New War Authorization Request Mentions Religious and Ethnic Groups Targeted by ISIS, But Neglects To Mention Jews

From CNN:
Freshman Lee Zeldin is the only Republican Jewish member of Congress, and says it immediately leapt off the page that the President’s proposed resolution specifically singles out several ethnic groups threatened by ISIS: Iraqi Christians, Yezidis and Turkmens, but says nothing about Jews. 
“I see an understanding, a recognition in the resolution with regards to ISIS attacks on Muslims, on Christians and others, and I didn’t see a reference to Jews,” Zeldin told CNN in an interview. 
“And one of the efforts I’ve been involved in is trying to raise awareness for the rising tide of anti-semitism.” 
The New York Republican questioned whether the White House deliberately left out Jews as an ethnic group that ISIS has threatened. “I think that when the White House is drafting a resolution for the authorization of force, that every single word, every phrase in there is done deliberately — it has to be,” said Zeldin. 
“Jews should have been included by the White House,” he said. 
The omission comes on the heels of a recent comment from Obama called the attack on a Kosher deli in Paris “random.” The White House was later forced to clarify the President didn’t mean to imply the incident wasn’t “motivated by anti-Semitism,” according to press secretary Josh Earnest. 
But the White House argues that its war request draft language borrows from the resolution passed in the then-Democratic led Senate Foreign Relations Committee last year. 
In fact, it does mirror that text drafted by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., word-for-word, saying “Whereas ISIL has threatened genocide and committed vicious acts of violence against religious and ethnic minority groups, including Iraqi Christians, Yezidi, and Turkmen populations.” 
That was, however, before the Jewish Kosher deli attack. Zeldin said the targeting of the Kosher deli last month is proof that ISIS is committed to vicious acts against Jews around the world. “I strongly believe we were reminded in Paris that these radical Islamic extremists, they want to wipe Israel off the map,” said Zeldin. 
“They target not only Jews but our freedom our exceptionalism as Americans — the whole western world.” 
“The pursuit of ISIS includes a threat not just to Muslims, not just to Jews, not just to Christians, but everyone and it all should be recognized in the resolution,” he said. 
Zeldin sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee which will be debating and voting on the use of force resolution. He says he intends to try to get Jews included any text that actually becomes the law of the land.

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Atlanta Rhythm Section

So Into You

Champagne Jam
Imaginary Lover

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Do You Ever Get the Feeling that Islam is Less a Religion and More of a Collection of Like-minded Psychopaths?

A million kids.

And all because the authorities were worried about being called names.

By Robert Spencer

UK: Muslim rape gangs could have abused 1,000,000 children; authorities kept silent for fear of being called “racist”

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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is IQ al Rassooli.

Listen to the February 13, 2015 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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The Coming FCC Regulations

As I understand the matter, these regulations will take effect on February 26, 2015. According to Hot Air, these regulations will result in new taxes, a slower Internet, and fewer choices.

From the above link:
First, President Obama’s plan marks a monumental shift toward government control of the Internet. It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works. It’s an overreach that will let a Washington bureaucracy, and not the American people, decide the future of the online world. It’s no wonder that net neutrality proponents are already bragging that it will turn the FCC into the “Department of the Internet.” For that reason, if you like dealing with the IRS, you are going to love the President’s plan.

Second, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will increase consumers’ monthly broadband bills. The plan explicitly opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband. Indeed, states have already begun discussions on how they will spend the extra money. These new taxes will mean higher prices for consumers and more hidden fees that they have to pay.

Third, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will mean slower broadband for American consumers. The plan contains a host of new regulations that will reduce investment in broadband networks. That means slower Internet speeds. It also means that many rural Americans will have to wait longer for access to quality broadband.

Fourth, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet will hurt competition and innovation and move us toward a broadband monopoly.
The plan saddles small, independent businesses and entrepreneurs with heavy-handed regulations that will push them out of the market. As a result, Americans will have fewer broadband choices. This is no accident. Title II was designed to regulate a monopoly. If we impose that model on a vibrant broadband marketplace, a highly regulated monopoly is what we’ll get. We shouldn’t bring Ma Bell back to life in this dynamic, digital age.

Fifth, President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet is an unlawful power grab. Courts have twice thrown out the FCC’s attempts at Internet regulation. There’s no reason to think that the third time will be the charm. Even a cursory look at the plan reveals glaring legal flaws that are sure to mire the agency in the muck of litigation for a long, long time.

And sixth, the American people are being misled about what is in President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet. The rollout earlier in the week was obviously intended to downplay the plan’s massive intrusion into the Internet economy. Beginning next week, I look forward to sharing with the public key aspects of what this plan will actually do.


...The commissioners can see the plan before they cast their votes. But the rest of us can’t. Lobbyists will likely be able to discover key details affecting their clients, and some details will leak out in the press. But the full text of the plan won’t be made public at all before the vote....
More information at Hot Air.

An Orwellian noose is tightening.

Is there any way to prevent this?

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As Jews Depart, European Civilization Dies

From Investors Business Daily:
After years of hostility, both at the government and personal level, declining fertility rates and growing emigration, Jews now make up their smallest share of Europe's population in hundreds of years, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. 
This is of course tragic for Jewish families that have lived in Europe for generations, but it's especially bad for European culture and science, two areas where Jews have had an especially dominant role. 
As Ethan Epstein of the Weekly Standard wrote: "A Europe without Jews would be almost without precedent; the continent has played host to Jewish communities for millennia. It would also be an immeasurably poorer place, in myriad ways. 
We're talking about the culture that produced Kafka, Freud, and Stefan Zweig — in addition to the bagel." 
Epstein's remarks really understate the contributions to Europe by Jews. 
A list of important Jewish scientists, inventors, industrialists, intellectuals, musicians and artists over the last two centuries in Germany alone would run into the hundreds, if not thousands. 
Same is true of Eastern Europe, France, Britain and Italy, among other nations. So it's no mere demographic curiosity, but a full-blown tragedy. 
But what's behind the decline? Recent murders in Paris, violence against synagogues and ongoing attacks on Jews across the continent, often by radicalized Islamist thugs, have left Jewish citizens feeling vulnerable. 
Anecdotal reports of a flood of Jewish departures from Europe to Israel, Canada and the U.S. are hard to ignore. 
To be sure, Jews have been leaving Europe in droves for decades. Before the Holocaust, in 1939, some 9.5 million Jews lived in Europe. 
By 1991, there were still 2 million Jews there. Today, just 10% of Jews live in Europe — 1.4 million — and that number is shrinking fast. 
As a result, just 0.2% of Europe's population now is Jewish, a tiny remnant of a once-proud, extraordinarily influential European ethno-religious community. 
Calling the dominant culture of Europe "Judeo-Christian" is no exaggeration. Before the Holocaust, in 1939, nearly 60% of world Jewry lived in Europe. 
Today, it's just 10%. Soon it will be neither Jewish nor Christian, but rather something else entirely: secular, socialist, Islamic, materialist. 
And it will be culturally and intellectually poorer for it.
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Obama's Middle East Policy On a High Horse

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Clint Eastwood: To a Point, Moore, Maher Right in 'Sniper' Criticism

From Newsmax:
Clint Eastwood surprised many people recently by saying he agreed with critics who have attacked his Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper." 
Since the film was released last month, it has been attacked by film director Michael Moore, who called military snipers "cowards." 
Comedian Bill Maher questioned whether the subject of the film — the late U.S. military sniper Chris Kyle — was a "hero or not" and called him a "psychopath patriot," The Daily Beast reports. 
As he was leaving a West Hollywood restaurant Monday night, Eastwood was asked by TMZ what he thought about the recent criticism by Moore and Maher. 
"They were right," he said. "Did Clint Eastwood Just Agree with 'American Sniper' Critics?" a Daily Caller headline asked. 
The answer appears to be that he does — to a point. Mediaite reported, for example, that Eastwood has defended the film by stating that "the biggest antiwar statement any film" can make is to show "the fact of what [war] does to the family and the people who have to go back into civilian life like Chris Kyle did." 
In an interview published last month, Eastwood described his philosophy as "more dove than hawk: a pragmatic libertarian rather than a red-meat Republican," the Toronto Star reported. 
He said he opposed both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and that he has seen enough conflict in his life. 
"I was a child growing up during World War II. That was supposed to be the one to end all wars," Eastwood, 84, told the Star. 
"And four years later, I was standing at the draft board being drafted during the Korean conflict, and then after that there was Vietnam, and it goes on and on forever." 
Every time "the nation enters these conflicts, it deserves a lot of thought before we go wading in or wading out," Eastwood said. 
But as director of "American Sniper," Eastwood said it was his responsibility to be able to properly represent Kyle's version of events. 
"I'm seeing it from the point of a person who was sort of an American hero, as far as his ability to be this ultra-sniper. And his family and his beliefs were very strong about defending the country," he said. 
"You have to embrace his philosophy if you're going to tell a story about him."

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Islamic State: Punishment For Not Wearing Niqab, A Face Full of Acid

Al-Khansa, the all-female Islamic State (IS) brigade, have arrested and punished 15 women in Mosul.
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul Saed Mamuzini told BasNews that al-Khansa arrested the 15 women for failing to wear the niqab.
They were arrested on Sunday in the Salamiya neighborhood of Mosul.
Mamuzini said al-Khansa militants disfigured the women by pouring acid on their faces.
“They have implemented this punishment so that other women in the city will never consider removing or not wearing the niqab,” he said.
Last month members of IS executed a number of women by stoning. They were accused of adultery.

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