Islamic State Video Shows Hundreds Of Yazidis “Converting” To Islam…

Nah, no coercion here.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State, a militant group that witnesses and officials say has executed hundreds of members of Iraq’s Yazidis, has released a video that seeks to show it enlightened hundreds of members of the religious minority by converting them to Islam.

The production was issued not long after the group on Tuesday released a video showing one of its black-clad fighters beheading American journalist James Foley, sparking international outrage.

The Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism who are part of the country’s Kurdish minority, have paid the highest price for Islamic State’s dramatic advance through northern Iraq.

Islamic State militants, widely seen as more hardline than al Qaeda, storm into villages armed with machine guns and give Yazidis a simple choice: convert to Islam or die.

The Islamic State video, which the group called “Hundreds of Yazidis convert to Islam”, gives no indication of the bloodshed that prompted tens of thousands of people to flee.

In the film, Islamic State fighters say they are misunderstood as they sit on a wall in Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis’ ancient homeland.

Witnesses earlier told Reuters that residents who dared to stay hung white flags on the homes to show their complete surrender to Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria it controls and threatened to march on Baghdad.

Iraqi Students Visit U.S. To Study ‘Respect For Diversity,’ ‘Community Engagement’

Upon completion they will be given a fresh deck of Race cards.

Via CNS News

At a time when racial tensions in Ferguson dominate the headlines, 26 Iraqi students have come to the United States to study “respect for diversity” and “community engagement.”

“This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, D.C., to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity and community engagement,” deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf told reporters on Tuesday.

“No stops in Missouri?” a reporter asked Harf.

“I told you they’re in Washington now,” she responded.[...]

The host communities for the program included Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The program is now concluding in Washington, D.C., with a four-day civic education workshop.

Asked about countries with poor human rights records that are now criticizing the U.S. because of the trouble in Ferguson, Harf said the United States “will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in the world…and we of course would suggest that other countries do the same thing.”

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GOP Rep: ISIS And Mexican Drug Cartels “Talking To Each Other”

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Does anyone doubt for a moment that the cartels can smuggle in ISIS terrorists through our porous border? And now they have tons of money to pay for the service…

Via Breitbart:

Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) was asked if there is any current interaction between ISIS and Mexican drug cartels he said “yes” and added they are “talking to each other.”
The member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security said, “In my opinion, yes there seems to be a talking to each other”
He added, “The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do … They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States. They’re vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.”

BREAKING: Anti-Israel Protesters In NYC Drop Huge Palestinian Flag From Manhattan Bridge…

Leftist BDS supporters are behind it.

Friday Sermon At New York Mosque Calls For U.S. Muslims To Boycott “Zionist” Companies Coca-Cola, Nestle…

Oh noes, da Jooos, they’re in my soda!

Via MEMRI:

In a Friday sermon delivered in New York on August 8, 2014, activist Rami Kawas called for American Muslims to boycott companies that support Zionism, including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Danone, and said: “We will fight every corrupt leader and every corrupt government until the lands of the world are free.” The sermon was posted on the Internet.

Following are excerpts:

Rami Kawas: What do we do today to free the land of Palestine? What is our narrative? What is our story? What can we do?

“Oh you who believe” – all of you – “it is prescribed upon you to fight.” I know there are informants in here. I know there ar people recording our sermon. I know there are a couple of Benedict Arnolds in the house.

But let’s make this clear: Muslims are obligated to fight – anybody, anywhere, anytime – for their justice and their freedom. There are no qualms about it. Our community and our religion tell us that any time there is a need to fight and resist occupation, oppression, injustice, crimes, murders, thieves, or criminals – we will fight. We have no qualms about it.

Our religion makes it very clear to us that our obligation is to resist whichever way we can. If our own hands have to do something, then we will do something about it. So it is very clear that Allah tells us that it is our obligation to resist oppression, tyranny, and occupation.

It is our narrative, it is our story, that we will fight every corrupt leader and every corrupt government until the lands of the world are free, and have justice from sea to sea, from mountain range to mountain range, from desert to desert, from forest to forest, from city to city, and from street to street.

It is, my brothers and sisters, our obligation to do whatever we can to help take away any money that goes to Zionist fundings. You can talk about hundreds of different companies. There are so many of them, from Coco-Cola, to Nestle, to Danone… It is our responsibility, as Muslims living in America in ease and comfort and bliss, that our Jihad – one of our Jihads – is that we don’t buy Israeli products.

Report: Twice As Many British Muslims Fighting For ISIS Than The UK Armed Forces…

The Brits have made a mess out of their country thanks to their “multiculturalism” policies.

Via Newsweek:

there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP).

Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years.

Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: “If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate.”

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DREAMer Who Killed Two Girls In Hit-And-Run Won’t Be Deported, Still Protected By Obama’s Executive Order…

Gross.

Via Breitbart:

A beneficiary of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who killed two children in a hit and run accident has been released from jail and will be able to return to the the protections of the program, according to OregonLive.com.

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, an illegal immigrant who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and was shielded from deportation by DACA, was convicted of two counts of felony hit and run after she killed two Forest Grove, Oregon stepsisters — Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson ages 6 and 11 respectively — playing in a leaf pile last October.

Last week, as OregonLive.com reported Tuesday, a judge dismissed a deportation case against Garcia-Cisneros and as a result of the ruling, her attorney says she is able to go back under the protections of DACA — meaning she can obtain a work permit and Social Security number.

The DACA program is what allowed Garcia-Cisnero to obtain a driver’s license.

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HT: Drudge

Veteran NFL Referee Says He Hasn’t Called A Redskins Game In 7 Years Because Of Team’s Name…

Via WaPo:

Mike Carey sat quietly by himself in the CBS NFL game-day studio in Manhattan on Monday. As he had for 19 integrity-driven seasons as one of the league’s most highly respected officials, the network’s recently hired rules analyst blended seamlessly into the background, doing what every good official does:

Be unobtrusive and let the stars shine.

So while Phil Simms, Greg Gumbel, James Brown, Lesley Visser, Deion Sanders and more of CBS’s luminaries answered to a cadre of journalists whether they would use the name of Washington’s NFL team on broadcasts, Carey sat still. No one approached. His secret of almost eight years was safe, if for just a few more minutes.

“I’ve called them Washington all my life,” he said, when finally asked. “And I will continue to call them Washington.”

Unbeknownst to that studio full of cameras, media, analysts, play-by-play men and network executives, Carey’s feelings on the name issue in Washington were established long before CBS sports chairman Sean McManus admirably this year gave his on-air talent the choice during NFL broadcasts of whether to use the team’s name — which in parts of desensitized Washington is akin to “Lions” or “Broncos,” yet is a dictionary-defined racial slur, degrading tens of thousands of Native Americans now being spoken for and heard from for the first time in decades.

Lib Rag Salon Tweet Of The Day…

From our favorite bastion of “progressive” thinking:

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Runner-up:

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Holder Tells Black Students In Ferguson He Was A Victim Of Racial Profiling…

Says the guy who racially profiles white conservatives as being racists.

FERUGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday told a group of black college students here that he had been a victim of racial profiling.

Holder, who is in Ferguson as part of the Justice Department’s investigation of the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, relayed a story about being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike despite not breaking any laws.

“He told the story about how he was humiliated. They got him out of his car and searched his car,” said Bradley J. Reyford, a 22-year-old student who met with Holder.

Holder told the story to a group of students at Florissant Valley Community College, a predominantly black school.

He met with a small group of students to hear their concerns about policing tactics in Ferguson, where riots and looting have broken out over the past week along with protests and demonstrations related to the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Teen Arrested, Suspended For Shooting A Dinosaur (In A Story He Wrote For School)

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Well, if Steven Spielberg can do it, why not this kid?

Via Reason:

Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it’s time for the torrent of ridiculous “zero tolerance” suspensions and arrests to resume.

Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word “gun” and the rest is history, according to NBC-12:

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Ferguson Protesters Holding “Day Of Rage” Outside White House…

White House

What could possibly go wrong?

Via The Hill:

Protesters are expected to gather Thursday evening at the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage” over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Missouri.

The planned rally is among dozens around the nation organized by the group Anonymous, which is demanding the “immediate arrest and prosecution” of officer Darren Wilson. Wilson has been identified as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, touching off violent protests in the streets of Ferguson, Mo.

“We call upon the citizens of the United States to collectively gather in support for those who are suffering in Ferguson,” a voice claiming to represent Anonymous says in a video posted to YouTube. “We must indeed all hang together as one nation or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”

The rally is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m., according to a list of protests in more than 40 major cities around the country.

High School Student Suspended For Saying “Bless You” After Classmate Sneezed…

Hmmm, I wonder what political party the teacher votes for…

DYER COUNTY, TN – (WMC) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church.

“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” said Turner.

Turner says when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She says she finished the class period in in-school suspension.

Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules.