BY THE NUMBERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MUSLIM OPINIONS AND DEMOGRAPHICS
And here's a video about the Islamic perspective:
I remember early on in the Syrian conflict seeing images of crated arsenals in the hands of jihad rebels. The crates, had English lettering. In my mind the stories we have access to are scripted for public consumption. The real stories can be hard to ferret out.
I remember the Elizabeth O'Bagy media blitz - a woman who was a darling and "expert" on Syria until it was found out that she had falsified her CV. After her think tank fired her for fraud, Senator McCain hired her as a staffer. So a woman who is unethical is rewarded for a script which is compliant to the Administration line. What we are reading perhaps has a kernel of truth. What the greater truth is, only a few people know.
So who are the moderate rebels? I haven't a clue.
Video of Pres. Obama saying that the climate conference in Paris will be a "powerful rebuke" to the terrorists pic.twitter.com/wzRYGGQot8— Mike Ciandella ن (@MikeCiandella) November 24, 2015
Two DHL packages containing explosive materials were found by security officials at the Cairo International Airport Tuesday. Reports say the packages were making their way to the United States through London. Ahram.org reports:
The source at the airport said that the parcels, weighting about 10kg, were going through security procedures when the explosive substances were detected by the X-Ray scans.
The two parcels underwent further examinations which confirmed the existence of explosives.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
Americans aren’t happy with President Obama’s response to the recent massacres in Paris by radical Islamic terrorists but feel even more strongly that prominent Muslims need to speak out against these atrocities.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of Likely U.S. Voters give the president good or excellent marks for his reaction to the Paris killings. A plurality (45%) rates his response as poor.
But only 17% of all voters think prominent Muslims including Islamic religious leaders have been vocal enough in their criticism of terrorist incidents like the one in Paris. Sixty-eight percent (68%) say prominent Muslims need to speak out more. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Moscow would cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Tuesday or Wednesday because Kiev had not paid up front for more gas and might also halt coal supplies to Ukraine in retaliation for a power blackout of Crimea. Alexander Novak, in comments to Vesti FM radio station, was speaking as Russian-annexed Crimea continued to rely on emergency generators to meet its basic power needs after unknown saboteurs blew up electricity pylons supplying the peninsula with electricity over the weekend. Pro-Ukrainian activists have so far prevented repairs to the damaged pylons and associated power lines. "Today or tomorrow gas deliveries will be stopped because of lack of advance payment," said Novak, saying Ukraine was in any case using very little Russian gas.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies.
"We are looking into the circumstances of the crash of the Russian jet," Russia's Defense Ministry said. "The Ministry of Defense would like to stress that the plane was over the Syrian territory throughout the flight."
Russia said the Su-24 was downed by artillery fire, but Turkey claimed that its F-16s fired on the Russian plane after it ignored several warnings. The ministry said the pilots parachuted but added that Moscow had no further contact with them.
Video footage of the incident showed a warplane on fire before crashing on a hill and two crew members apparently parachuting safely.
Turkey's private Dogan news agency said two Russian helicopters, flying low over the Turkmen Bayirbucak region, searched for the two pilots.
A Turkish military statement said the plane entered Turkish airspace over the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province.
"On Nov. 24, 2015 at around 09.20 a.m, a plane whose nationality is not known violated the Turkish airspace despite several warnings (10 times within five minutes) in the area of Yayladagi, Hatary," the military said before the plane's nationality was confirmed.
"Two F-16 planes on aerial patrol duty in the area intervened against the plane in question in accordance with the rules of engagement at 09.24 a.m." It said the plane was warned 10 times within the space of 5 minutes.
Global warming is the cause of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world according to Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, and other Democrats. Let’s add in the Prince of Wales. With a straight face they make this claim, ignoring any and all other evidence to the contrary.
But if that is so, if global warming causes terrorism, then I think the Democrats need to answer this question: why does global warming only turn Muslims into terrorists? There are Jews in the Middle East and Africa. There are Christians in the Middle East and Africa. There are animists, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and others. But only certain Muslims, often from wealthy families, turn into terrorists.
The Jews, Christians, animists, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and the rest never seem to be affected by global warming in that way. Perhaps instead of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to explore why lesbians are fat, the federal government should spend some cash on why global warming turns only Muslims into terrorists.
The embattled leader said the nation should not be “drawn into responses that feed a cycle of violence and hate” after a United Nations resolution that countries should “combat by all means this unprecedented threat” from the sick terror group.
The Opposition leader told activists in Bristol: “The dreadful Paris attacks make the case for a far more urgent effort to reach a negotiated settlement of the civil war in Syria and to end the threat rom ISIS.
“It is the conflict in Syria and the consequences of the Iraq war which have created the conditions for ISIS to thrive and spread its murderous role.”
He said Britain’s involvement in “a succession of disastrous wars that have brought devastation to large parts of the wider Middle East” had made the UK less secure from attack.
Mr Corbyn’s latest far-fetched remarks are likely to cause tensions in an already riled up Labour party who insist time at the negotiating table with the sick terror group, who claimed responsibility for last week’s attacks in the French capital, have long passed due to the huge terror threat facing Britain.
The left-winger sparked fury among his MPs last week when he initially appeared to suggest he did not back ‘shoot to kill’ policies if Britain’s security forces faced a similar jihadist attack in the UK.
Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed “clock kid” Mohamed sent a letter to Irving, Texas, officials demanding $10 million in compensation for “damages” and written apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief. The letter, obtained by Dallas Morning News reporter Avi Selk, gives city officials 60 days to “comply” with the demands or face “civil action addressing the causes of action and events” related to the infamous clock incident.
“For personal security reasons, Ahmed and family are in Doha, Qatar. However, when they feel safe again, all of them want more than anything to come home, to Irving, Texas,” the letter states.I can almost guarantee you Irving will pay the Jizya to the little Queefing Cock Boy.
I was part of a new wave of young urban professionals, mostly white and college-educated — what the Belgians called bobo, (“bourgeois bohémiens”) — who settled in the area out of pragmatism. We had good intentions.
Our contractor’s name was Hassan. He was Moroccan, and we thought that was very cool. We imagined that our kids would one day play happily with his on the street. We hoped for less garbage on the streets, less petty crime.
We were confident our block would slowly improve, and that our lofts would increase in value. (We even dared to hope for a hip art gallery or a trendy bar.) We felt like pioneers of the Far West, like we were living in the trenches of the fight for a multicultural society.
Slowly, we woke up to reality. Hassan turned out to be a crook and disappeared with €95,000, the entire budget the tenants had pooled together for our building’s renovation. The neighborhood was hardly multicultural. Rather, with roughly 80 percent of the population of Moroccan origin, it was tragically conformist and homogenous. There may be a vibrant alternative culture in Casablanca and Marrakech, but certainly not in Molenbeek.
Over nine years, as I witnessed the neighborhood become increasingly intolerant. Alcohol became unavailable in most shops and supermarkets; I heard stories of fanatics at the Comte des Flandres metro station who pressured women to wear the veil; Islamic bookshops proliferated, and it became impossible to buy a decent newspaper.
With an unemployment rate of 30 percent, the streets were eerily empty until late in the morning. Nowhere was there a bar or café where white, black and brown people would mingle.
Instead, I witnessed petty crime, aggression, and frustrated youths who spat at our girlfriends and called them “filthy whores.” If you made a remark, you were inevitably scolded and called a racist.
There used to be Jewish shops on Chaussée de Gand, but these were terrorized by gangs of young kids and most closed their doors around 2008. Openly gay people were routinely intimidated, and also packed up their bags.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
The missing Paris jihadist had a taste for gay sex, drugs and PlayStation. As the international manhunt for 26-year-old Belgian Salah Abdeslam continued, patrons of a gay bar in Brussels told The Sunday Times of London that he was a regular there — known for boozing, smoking hash and flirting with other men.
“We had him down as a rent boy,” a bartender named Julien said of Abdeslam, who’s been on the run since the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris. Others said he was known for long days playing video games in the bar owned by his killed terrorist brother Brahim in the poor Brussels suburb of Molenbeek.
The brothers’ tastes would appear to make them unlikely ISIS extremists. The terror group brutally punishes homosexuality — often hurling gay men off buildings or stoning them to death — and alcohol or drug use.
Yesterday afternoon, a CNN reporter doing a live interview with an overseas correspondent let it slip that the French & Belgians found that the cell that did the Bataclan was originally suspected to be 400-strong and they discovered that size to be twice as many -- EIGHT HUNDRED immigrants are involved in the terrorist cell they are looking for in Belgium and France!!! The reporter knew she messed up by saying it was "double the 400" and quickly rushed beyond that topic.
As of March 2014, the cost overrun was estimated at $370 million — a 19 per cent increase. Turning to the estimated final cost of the Plan, he noted its amount of $2.21 million and that 99.2 per cent of the estimated costs to completion had been expended and/or committed. Noting that the responsibilities for the post-renovation construction and close-out activities would be transferred from the Plan’s Office to the Office of Central Support Service, he sought assurances that Plan-related costs would be borne by that Office under the regular budget.So Trump was right, even if a little off.
Read more »Mr. Trump. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee. It is a great honor to have been invited, and if I can lend a hand, I would certainly love to do so. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ The prepared statement of Mr. Trump with attachments appears in the appendix on page 315. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have to start by saying I am a big fan, a very big fan of the United Nations and all it stands for. I cannot speak as to what has been happening over the last number of years because it certainly has not been good, but the concept of the United Nations and the fact that the United Nations is in New York is very important to me and very important to the world as far as I am concerned. So I am a big fan, such a fan in fact that at great expense I built a building across the street. It is the tallest apartment house in the world. It has been a tremendously successful building, sold out, and I am very proud of it. And if the United Nations were not there, perhaps I would not have built it in that location, so it means quite a bit to me. My involvement with the United Nations began with a letter, which I will give to the Subcommittee, from the Ambassador to the United Nations from Sweden, and it is a long letter and a very beautifully written letter, and essentially he read an article about the success of Trump World Tower, which is the building that I can show you right here, which is, as you can see, very substantially taller than the United Nations, bigger than the United Nations. And he read an article in the New York Times saying that the building cost approximately $300 million to build. So he wrote me a letter and ultimately called me and said, ``Is it possible that that building cost $300 million, because it just seems so much bigger and so much better and so much more expensive and so much more luxurious, and how could you have done that for $300 million?'' When at that time, Senator, they were talking about $1.5 billion to renovate the United Nations and this was around December 2000. I said, well, there are only two reasons, either gross incompetence or something far worse than that, and you know what the something is, and that is corruption, because there is absolutely no way that that building could have cost $1.5 billion to build. And I did a chart, and I looked at other buildings, and I heard the numbers today. I am very impressed with Mr. Burnham, but Mr. Burnham, it is not his business. Mr. Burnham is in a different business. The man he hired who has done some work, I guess, has just been on the payroll for 2 days, so perhaps he will be a great genius and he will bring down the cost to what it should be, which I think is about $700 million tops, and that is complete. But I did a little chart, and I looked at buildings that were comparable that I built, and I looked at fees also, architectural fees. The architectural fee for this building-- and you have to understand a residential luxury building is far more complex than an open-floor office building to build. It is much more. You have many more bathrooms, you have many more kitchens, you have many more rooms. It is more complex. An office building is essentially open space with subdividers. So I looked at it and I added up some of my costs, and for Trump World Tower, across the street, built not long ago, I spent approximately $258 a foot. It is the tallest residential building in the world, $258.32 a foot. I have 871,000 feet. It cost $225 million to build. Anybody that says that a building of renovation is more expensive than building a new building does not know the business ...
The Eagles of Death Metal have described the horror of the Bataclan concert hall massacre for the first time in an emotional interview. Lead singer Jesse Hughes told Vice that fans hid in his dressing room after the initial slaughter but were found by the killers who then murdered them all - except for a 'kid' hiding under his leather jacket. Hughes' voice shook and he fought back tears as he explained how so many of the band's fans at the gig in Paris were killed because they would not leave their friends behind.
"The majority of domestic terror attacks are actually committed by white, male Christians. Now that's just the facts."But, is it?
April 14, 2010 – A Muslim convert, James A. Larry, 33, became angry that his family would not convert to Islam and shot his mother, pregnant wife, infant son and two nieces in Marquette Park, Illinois. He pleaded guilty to multiple counts of murder, attempted murder and the intentional homicide of an unborn child. “He was upset at his wife and their family — he felt disrespected that they would not join his religion,” Assistant State’s Attorney Jim McKay said. “It didn’t matter if they were young or old, pregnant or not. He wanted them dead.” Larry also shot his 13-year-old nephew in the face, but the boy survived. When the man was arrested, he told officers Allah told him to kill his family, according to court records. According to a police report, he said, “I wish I had more bullets. I wish I had more bullets.”
April 30, 2011 – Rahim Abdul Alfetlawi, 46, shot his step-daughter in the head at point-blank range in Warren, Michigan, after she refused to strictly adhere to Muslim customs. The family claimed the motive was not religion.
Sept. 11, 2011 – Three Jewish men are discovered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with their throats slit from ear to ear and nearly decapitated. Authorities believed the murders were not random, and thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana were left at the scene. According to reports, authorities believe Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother, both Muslims, may have been responsible for the triple homicide.
Jan. 15, 2012 – A Jordanian Muslim man, Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 57, gunned down Iranian medical student, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a friend of his daughter and a Christian convert who widely denounced Islam. He later killed his Christian son-in-law after his daughter married him without permission. Assistant Harris County District Attorney Tammy Thomas told a district judge, “He said, ‘I killed that b–ch, and you’re next. No one insults my honor as a Muslim and gets away with it.’”
Feb. 7, 2013 – Yusuf Ibrahim, 28, shot two Coptic Christians to death and beheaded them in Buena Vista, New Jersey. He also removed their hands before burying their bodies in the backyard of an abandoned house. Quran 8:12 states, “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!”
March 31, 2013 – Reshad Riddle walked into an Ashtabula, Ohio, church and fatally shot his father after an Easter service. After the shooting, witnesses say, walked through the church holding the gun and shouted that the slaughter was “the will of Allah. This is the will of God.”
Aug. 4, 2013 – A Muslim convert, Daymond Agnew, 34, went to an Ace Hardware store on a “mission from Allah to help people” before he fatally stabbed employee Daniel Joseph Stone 17 times.
March 6, 2014 – Registered sex offender James Cosby, 46, is accused of bludgeoning his lesbian daughter to death and shooting her lover in Port Bolivar, Texas. Police believe he then dumped the bodies near a ferry gate. In his bedroom, Cosby had the Quran open to a page that says homosexuality is a sin, family advocate Quanell X told KHOU-TV. “It’s quite unfortunate but he had a real, real warped understanding, in my opinion, of the religion of Islam and its position on the gay lifestyle and what one should do,” Quanell X said.
April 27, 2014 – A 30-year-old Muslim man, Ali Muhammad Brown, is accused of shooting to death two men in Seattle and a man in New Jersey. According to local reports, he told police the killings were “vengeance” for U.S. actions in the Mideast. According to court documents, he said they were “just kills” and that he was “just doing my small part” as a self-styled jihadist.
Sept. 25, 2014 – Alton Nolen is accused of beheading a woman in Moore, Oklahoma. Co-workers reported that Nolen had been trying to convert them to Islam. Nolen reportedly used “some Arabic terms” during his attack and had an interest in beheadings. Nolen told a judge, “I’m Muslim. My question is, do you have any Muslims that can represent me as a Muslim?”That's 10 more Terror Attacks by Muslims, bringing the total to 15 by Muslims, as compared to 10 by White Males.
Seattle Police arrested 30-year-old Musab Masmari Saturday morning in connection with the arson at Neighbours nightclub on January 1.2) it doesn't include the Muslim who tried to blow up a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Beaverton, Oregon:
Prior to Mohamud's arrest, an undercover FBI agent, posing as a terrorist, had been in contact with him since June 2010. The FBI put him on a no-fly list, preventing him from traveling to Kodiak, Alaska from Portland International Airport on June 10, 2010. Prosecutors said he was instead interviewed by the FBI, whom he told he wanted to earn money fishing and then travel to join "the brothers," and that he had earlier hoped to travel to Yemen but had not obtained a ticket or visa. In preparation for the planned bombing of a public gathering, Mohamud and undercover FBI operatives drove to a remote area of Lincoln County, Oregon, where they conducted a test run on November 4 by detonating a real bomb Mohamud believed to have been hidden inside a backpack. Pioneer Courthouse Square, the site of the attempted bombing, with Christmas tree in 2011 The attempted main bombing took place at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square at the corner of Southwest Yamhill Street and Sixth Avenue, as tens of thousands of people gathered for the city's annual Christmas tree lighting. The fake bomb was in a white van that carried six 55-gallon drums with what appeared to be real detonation cords and plastic caps. Mohamud tried to detonate the bomb by dialing a cell phone that was attached to it. When the device failed to explode, the undercover agent suggested he get out of the car to obtain better reception. When he did so he was arrested. Because the FBI ensured that the device had no explosive components—even the detonating caps were inert—the public was never in any danger. According to an affidavit, Mohamud told the agents, "I want whoever is attending that event to leave, to leave either dead or injured."3) It doesn't include the Muslim who drove a car bomb into Times Square in, what I believe, was an attempt to destroy the Comedy Central offices of South Park, in retaliation for their audacity in depicting Mohammed as a bear:
TIMES SQUARE – Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistan-American residing in Connecticut, attempted to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1, 2010. Like Vinas and the Zazi-trio before him, Shahzad received terrorist training in Pakistan’s Waziristan region during a trip he made to the country from July 2009 until February 2010. The training was provided by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), generally referred to as the Pakistani Taliban. Upon returning to the United States, Shahzad received $12,000 in two separate payments from a TTP-associated co-conspirator to aid his plot. The bomb’s failure to detonate had to do in large part with the inferior components Shahzad used; Shahzad was concerned that purchasing more effective ingredients as called for by his training would alert law enforcement. Shahzad was influenced, in part, by the teachings of Anwar al-Awlaki and in court, cited American foreign policy as a primary motivator for his actions. Cooperation between NYPD and the FBI led to his identification and arrest 53 hours after the attempted bombing, as he attempted to flee the country. Shahzad pleaded guilty to all charges against him and was sentenced to life in prison.Many people will object that these last two were not Terrorist Attacks, given that they were unsuccessful.