Dem Reps Keith Ellison, Andre Carson Ask Obama Admin To Ban Dutch Politician From Entering U.S. Over His “Anti-Muslim” Views…

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Via Foreign Policy:

In a letter obtained by Foreign Policy, two Democratic members of Congress are urging the Obama administration to ban a Dutch lawmaker from entry into the United States due to his controversial views on Islam.

The Dutch lawmaker, Geert Wilders, is scheduled to speak at reception on Capitol Hill this month at the invitation of Tea Party firebrand Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). In recent years, Wilders has become internationally famous for his bombastic broadsides against Islam, which include calls to ban the Koran in the Netherlands and to arrange for the removal of Moroccan immigrants from his country. In 2010 and 2011, Wilders was formally charged with inciting hatred and discrimination and is currently facing charges for hate speech.

“We respectfully request that the U.S. government deny Mr. Wilders entry due to his participation in inciting anti-Muslim aggression and violence,” wrote Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-In.) in the April 23 letter. “Mr. Wilders’ policy agenda is centered on the principle that Christian culture is superior to other cultures.”

The letter, addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, calls on the officials to deny Wilders entry under the authority of the International Religious Freedom Act, which empowers the State Department to ban the entry of a foreign leader responsible for severe violations of religious freedom.

The somewhat obscure 1998 law has only been used to deny the entry of a foreign official once when Narendra Modi, the current prime minister of India and former chief minister of Gujarat, was accused of failing to protect Muslims during communal rioting in 2002.

Obama: Baltimore Just “One Burning Building” Being Looped On TV…

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Problem solved.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Point number four, the violence that happened yesterday distracted from the fact that you had seen multiple days of peaceful protests that were focused on entirely legitimate concerns of these communities in Baltimore. Led by clergy and community leaders, and they were constructive and they were thoughtful, and frankly, didn’t get that much attention.

And one burning building will be looped on television over and over and over again, and the thousands of demonstrators who did it the right way, I think, have been lost in the discussion. The overwhelming majority of the community in Baltimore, I think, handled this appropriately. Expressing real concern and outrage over the possibility that our laws were not applied evenly in the case of Mr. Gray. And that accountability needs to exist and I think we have to give them credit.

Iran Navy Fires On And Seizes U.S. Protected Marshall Islands-Flagged Cargo Ship

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The Marshall Islands have a unique relationship with the United States. It used to be a territory. But since 1986, they have been considered a sovereign nation. However we have an obligation for their defense under a compact we signed.

So this is aimed at us, not so much the Marshallese.

Via Al-Arabiya:

Iran has opened fire at a U.S. cargo ship and directed it to Bandar Abbas port on the southern coast of Iran, Al Arabiya News Channel has reported on Tuesday.

A Pentagon spokesman confirmed to Reuters that Iranian forces had boarded a Marshall Island-flagged vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, in the Gulf.

The Pentagon spokesman said the incident occurred when the Maersk Tigris was passing through the Strait of Hormuz. A U.S. government official said the ship was intercepted by the Naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) at 0905 GMT.

U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation after the vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, made a distress call in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s most important oil shipping channels.

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Bad Timing: Oberlin Alumni Spring Magazine Cover Features Mayor Of Baltimore, ‘Charm City’

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The ‘Art of Politics’? Or the Art of ‘Space to Destroy’?

Baltimore not looking so charming right at the moment…

Baltimore City Council President Apologizes For Calling Rioters “Thugs,” Says They Are “Misdirected” Youths…

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Groan-inducing.

Via Daily Beast:

The president of the Baltimore City Council apologized for calling rioters “thugs” at a press conference Tuesday, calling those responsible for the violence “misdirected” youths. Standing side-by-side with self-proclaimed gang members, Jack Young said that gang members stood in front of stores to prevent looting and retracted claims that gang members were targeting the Baltimore police. “We are all Baltimoreans,” Young said. Almost 200 people were arrested during Monday night’s riots. At least 144 vehicles and 15 buildings were burned, according to the mayor’s office.

Obama Chastises White People For Only Paying Attention To Black Communities “When A CVS Burns”…

Because white people don’t have families and jobs to worry about.

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Baltimore Burns, WH Busy Making Sure Everyone Has Chopsticks For State Dinner…

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Baltimore Councilman Says Blacks Rioting “Is Their Voice To Say … We Need You”…

Aww, they just need a hug.

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You heard him, guys, get off that car and hug it out.

Via Grabien

Up To 50 Social Media Accounts Agitating In #Ferguson Also Active In #Baltimore…Update: Data Company Reports More NYC, Philly Agitators Preparing To Come To Baltimore…

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It is no surprise to Weasel Zippers readers, that some of the same ‘activists’ agitating in Ferguson are now also agitating in Baltimore. We have noted in the past that many didn’t start the agitating with Ferguson, but with Occupy and Anonymous as well as other leftists groups that existed prior to Ferguson, such as the Answer Coalition, the Party of Socialism and Liberation, the Revolutionary Communists and the People’s Power Assembly.

Today, Catherine Herridge at Fox reported that a data company has confirmed up to 50 social media accounts that were agitating in Ferguson are also agitating in Baltimore, providing more proof of the “professional traveling leftist protester” of whom we have spoken.

As we have noted, these ‘professionals’ are about exploiting any situation to advance the cause of ‘bringing down the evil system’.

Update:

Herridge has updated the report to say that the number is from 20-50 social media accounts involved. By our count, 50 is a reasonable estimate, and it’s likely more.

The data company is reporting another spike in activity and more activists in NYC and Philadelphia preparing to come to Baltimore.

Obama Blames Police For Instigating Baltimore Riots, Ties To Ferguson -Update: Police And Blacks Need To Do Some “Soul Searching”…

Post-racial president strikes again.

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Update:

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Hillary Goes Fabulous!

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HT: Charlie

Obama Thanks Japan For Creating Emojis And Karate…

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Smartest. Man. Ever.

Via Politico:

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that, among other things, the arrival of Japan’s official delegation is an opportunity to celebrate the country’s cultural contributions to the United States, like karaoke and emojis.

“Today is also a chance for Americans, especially our young people, to say thank you for all the things we love from Japan. Like karate and karaoke,” Obama said to laughter during remarks at an arrival ceremony with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “Manga and anime. And, of course, emojis,” he added.

Obama also said the official state dinner with Japan, just the eighth such event since he took office in 2009, is an opportunity for him and first lady Michelle Obama to reciprocate the hospitality they have enjoyed during their trips to the country.

Dem Rep. Elijah Cummings Fiery Speech At Freddie Gray Funeral That Led To Riots: “We Will Not Rest”…

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Message received.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Monday promised justice for a Baltimore man who died in police custody.

“I’ve often said that our children are the living messages we send to the future we will never see, but now, our children are sending us to a future they will never see,” Cummings said during an emotional and fiery speech at Freddie Gray’s funeral.

“There is something wrong with that picture,” he said with a slight tremor in his voice.

“I’m in the twilight years, but I am telling you we will not rest we will not rest until we address this and see that justice is done,” he said, addressing Gray’s mother.

“Look at ‘em, mother. We will not rest. So it is our watch, it’s our watch. We will not fail you.”

Cummings asked all of the lawmakers in the church to stand up to show Gray’s mother that they would seek justice for her son.

The longtime Baltimore lawmaker also noted the presence of a number of media organizations at the crowded funeral.

“As I thought about the cameras,” Cummings said, “I wondered: Did anybody recognize Freddie when he was alive?”

Lib Rag Salon: When Blacks Riot, Burn Police Cars, Destroy Private Property It’s A “Legitimate Political Strategy”…

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For white people it’s a crime.

Via Salon:

As a nation, we fail to comprehend Black political strategy in much the same way we fail to recognize the value of Black life.

We see ghettos and crime and absent parents where we should see communities actively struggling against mental health crises and premeditated economic exploitation. And when we see police cars being smashed and corporate property being destroyed, we should see reasonable responses to generations of extreme state violence, and logical decisions about what kind of actions yield the desired political results.

I’m overwhelmed by the pervasive slandering of protesters in Baltimore this weekend for not remaining peaceful. The bad-apple rhetoric would have us believe that most Baltimore protesters are demonstrating the right way—as is their constitutional right—and only a few are disrupting the peace, giving the movement a bad name.

This spin should be disregarded, first because of the virtual media blackout of any of the action happening on the ground, particularly over the weekend. Equally, it makes no sense to cite the Constitution in any demonstration for Black civil rights (that document was not written about us, remember?), but certainly not one organized specifically to call attention to the fact that the state breaks its own laws with regard to the oppressed on a nearly constant basis.

Have No Fear Everyday Americans In Baltimore, Hillary Clinton Is “Praying” For You…

Praying to whom? . . . George Soros?

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#BaltimoreRiots: Woman Crying In Fear As Rioters Set Fire Near Her House: “Get Out Of The House!”

Another ‘Purge’ Attack Threatened Against Another Mall Today In #Baltimore

Yesterday, we reported the riot seemed to be set up on social media by teens calling for a ‘purge’ (acting as though there is no law) at the Mondawmin Mall.

Today reports on social media are indicating that another attack is threatened against the Securities Center Mall, another mall in Baltimore. That mall has closed as a precautionary measure.
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Race Hustler Al Sharpton To Meet With Baltimore Mayor Today…

AL, WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT US?

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Report: Officers Saying #Baltimore Mayor Told Police To Stand Down

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Fox just reported when reporters asked police why they were not responding to stop the rioters, reporters were told by the officers, “Ask the Mayor”, clearly implying they had been told not to move by the Mayor.

On Saturday, we reported the now-infamous statement from the Mayor about giving the protester/rioters ‘space’ to destroy.

When Republican Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency last night, he also made comment about how he was glad that the Mayor “finally” called him. The National Guard is only arriving this morning. Hogan said that Obama had asked that they exercise “due restraint”.

Reprehensible! Leftist Rag Vox Justifies And Calls For Violence In #Baltimore