Flashback: Poll Finds 58% of U.S. Muslims Say It Should Be Illegal To Criticize Islam Or Mohammed…

Islam Center

With 12% of those backing the death penalty for anyone who mocks Islam in America.

Via Andrew Bostom:

As for the Sharia ruling, it is the punish¬ment of killing for the man with the grand Four Fiqh Sharia scholars, and the same with the woman with the major Shari’ah scholars, and she is jailed with Al-Hanafiyyah scholars, as the prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said: “Whoever a Muslim changes his/her religion, kill him/her,” and his saying: “A Muslim’s blood, who testifies that there is no god except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah, is not made permissible except by three reasons: the life for the life; the married adulterer and the that who abandons his/her religion.”

Mirroring a shared communal understanding of their clerical leadership with regard to “blasphemy/apostasy,” the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 U.S. Muslims, indicate widespread support among American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of the basic freedoms of expression and conscience, as guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When asked, “Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution’s First Amendment?, 58% replied “no,” 45% of respondents agreed “…that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges,” and fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of “blasphemy” in the U.S. code, answering affirmatively, “…that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death.”

Former UN Sec General Kofi Annan: Eat Bugs To Stop Global Warming…

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.46.46 PM

Uh, yeah. You first.

Via Daily Caller:

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues.

“Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday.

“And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world.”

“Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,” Annan said.

Keep reading…

Pentagon: People Have Nothing To Fear From Upcoming ‘Jade Helm’ Exercises

Texas Mrap

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has a message for Texas: chill.

Defense officials Monday dismissed as “wild speculation” an Internet-fueled claim that a massive summertime exercise called Jade Helm 15 for special operations commandos is a covert operation by President Barack Obama to take over Texas.

That claim was given legitimacy by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott’s order last week for the Texas State Guard to monitor the exercises.

“Operation Jade Helm poses no threat to any American’s civil liberties,” Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Monday. “Operation Jade Helm is being conducted by Americans – by, specifically, American special forces personnel.”

Jade Helm 15 will be one of the biggest peacetime military exercises in six decades. Starting July 15 and lasting two months, thousands of Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALS and other special operations forces will simulate war missions in mainly remote areas of Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.

Keep reading…

Dem Rep. Rosa DeLauro Proposes Tax Credit For People Who Hand Their Guns Over To The Government…

DeLauro

Rosa DeLauro crawls out from under the bridge she lives beneath for this groan-inducing proposal.

Via The Hill:

A senior Democratic lawmaker is pushing to create tax credits for people who turn in assault rifles to the government.

Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro recently introduced the SAFER Streets Act, which would provide tax credits of up to $2,000 over a two-year period for firearms. The tax break would be based on the “fair market value” of the weapon handed in.

Even MSNBC Scoffs At Bill Clinton’s “I Have To Pay My Bills” Excuse, Saying “Those Are Crazy Large Bills!”

So Much For ‘Witnesses’, Man “Shot” During Arrest In Baltimore Not Shot Or Injured At All

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 9.19.57 PM

This story created a furor earlier today, showing some of the inherent flaws in witness testimony, even from those people who you would think should know how to report such as reporters, not to mention those who come with virulently anti-police attitudes.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, “Black community, control the police!”

Lt. Col. Melvin Russell said police pursued a man who was spotted on surveillance cameras and appeared to be armed with a handgun. Police said the man was taken into custody after a brief chase, during which a gunshot was heard.

Russell said that police never fired their weapons and that no one was shot. Police recovered a handgun loaded with three rounds, one of which was spent. The suspect was not injured and did not want to go to a hospital, but was taken in an ambulance anyway, he said.

Sen. Catherine Pugh, a Democat whose district includes the area where the situation occurred, said she went to a hospital to check on the man. She said she asked him if he was OK, and he told her he was.

“There were no visible injuries,” Pugh said, though she didn’t know what happened to him. The man was visibly upset, but he was able to see his mother before he was released to police, who arrested him, Pugh said. The man was able to walk to a police van, where he was strapped in and taken to Central Booking, she said.

Keep reading…

Unbelievable! McClatchy: “After Texas Shooting, If Free Speech Is Provocative, Should There Be Limits?”

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 8.34.47 PM

Obviously, not even having the slightest idea of the law, they even suggest the possibility that charges could have been leveled against the organizers!

Via McClatchy:

They shelled out $10,000 for extra security to patrol the controversial event, which featured a speech by a Dutch politician who’s on al Qaida’s “hit list” and a contest for the best cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. Local law enforcement was on the alert. A SWAT team and a bomb squad patrolled.

The two gunmen who opened fire with assault weapons outside the exhibit on Sunday were killed by a police officer. They have been identified by law enforcement as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, both of Phoenix. They appear, from social media posts, to have been motivated by a desire to become mujahedeen, or holy warriors.

The attack highlights the tensions between protecting Americans’ treasured right to freedom of expression and preserving public safety, and it raises questions about when – if ever – government should intervene.

There are two exceptions from the constitutional right to free speech – defamation and the doctrine of “fighting words” or “incitement,” said John Szmer, an associate professor of political science and a constitutional law expert at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

“Fighting words is the idea that you are saying something that is so offensive that it will lead to an immediate breach of the peace,” Szmer explained. “In other words, you are saying something and you should expect a violent reaction by other people.”

The exhibit of cartoons in Texas might have crossed the line, Szmer said.

“I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect what they were doing would incite a violent reaction,” he said.

Organizers knew, he said, that caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, which many Muslims consider insulting, have sparked violence before. In a recent case that drew worldwide attention, gunmen claiming allegiance with the self-described Islamic State killed 12 people in an attack on the Paris offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was known for satirical depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

On the other hand, “fighting words can contradict the basic values that underlie freedom of speech,” Szmer said. “The views being expressed at the conference could be seen as social commentary. Political and social speech should be protected. You are arguably talking about social commentary.”

It’s unlikely that the issue will be tested in the Garland case, however, because prosecutors in Texas almost certainly won’t press charges against the conference organizers, he said.

Keep reading…

ISIS Video Shows 14-Year-Old Boy Executing Alleged Iraqi “Spy”…

284AF88500000578-0-image-a-26_1430744746927

Jihadi John Junior

Jihadi John Junior

Via Daily Mail:

A chilling video that appears to show a boy executing an alleged Iraqi spy has been released by the Islamic State.

Slickly edited footage shows the teenager, of Western appearance, loading a 9mm handgun as the prisoner is driven into a warehouse by a group of masked militants.

The boy, believed to be around 14 years old, forces him to kneel on the ground and removes his blindfold before making a statement in Arabic vowing to avenge the U.S., Russia and Europe.

He then crouches next to the victim, raises his gun to his head and appears to shoot him three or four times. The victim collapses to ground in a pool of blood.

NYPD Retraining Focuses On Sweet Talking Arrestees Into Handcuffs…

nypd-ap

Will the cops also offer them a Klondike bar?

Via AP

Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that’s when the trouble begins.

The suspect, dressed in a rumpled suit, curses and hollers at the officers because he doesn’t want to go to jail. He refuses to be handcuffed and backs away, yelling, “Can’t we work this out?”

But even as the man’s temper rises, the officers stay impassive and firm, explaining why they need to take him downtown. Eventually, the man calms down and gives up.

“I’ve realized,” Detective Leonardo Pino said, “that if I try to meet his tone with my tone, it doesn’t get better.”

The scenario was fake – the suspected drunken driver was a fellow officer and the street scene was a set built in a Hollywood-style sound stage. It’s all part of a massive, across-the-board retraining ordered for the nation’s largest police force in the wake of last year’s fatal arrest of Eric Garner.

The Associated Press got an exclusive look at the New York Police Department’s three-day course that’s aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force. The message to every one of the department’s 35,000 officers is, quite simply, keep cool.

Cynicism, condescension and complacency are a formula for escalating emotions that can put civilians – and officers’ careers – in harm’s way. As one instructor put it in a recent classroom session, “Once you put your hands on someone, you can’t go back.”

The instructors that day didn’t mention Garner, the unarmed black man from Staten Island whose videotaped death in a chokehold – a tactic banned by the NYPD more than 20 years ago – fueled loud protests against police. But the case hangs heavy over the retraining, as do the ongoing protests in Baltimore, where a black suspect died of a spinal cord injury after his April 12 arrest.

“We want to talk people into their cuffs,” said Lt. Suzanne St. Jacques, NYPD commanding officer for physical training and tactics. “We want to talk them down into compliance, de-escalate the situation. … The emphasis right now is the talk down before the takedown.”

Keep reading

HT: Louisiana Mom

Obama Knocks Cops Again, Notices Death Of NYPD Officer

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.34.12 PM
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.33.22 PM
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.32.37 PM
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.33.13 PM
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.32.46 PM
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.33.43 PM

Afterthought:
Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.34.01 PM

Rutgers Students Want To Diversify Mascot With Black, Latino And Third-Gender Friends

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 3.14.07 PM

Who actually takes the time to think of these things?

Via Campus Reform:

Students at Rutgers University are hoping to diversify their mascot in a move to expand ethnic and gender diversity.

Members of Rutgers’ Student Association (SA) recently passed a bill to create black, Latino, Asian, and third-gender mascot friends to accompany the school’s original “Scarlet Knight” mascot adopted in 1955.

According to the Daily Targum, the bill came to fruition after first-year student Emmet Brennan noticed the mascot’s fair skin and blue eyes while working as a press box server during the university’s football games.

“This does not seem right,” Brennan, who also serves as an SA parliamentarian, told the Daily Targum, adding that “our mascot does not represent how diverse we are as a school.”

After taking issue with the mascot’s complexion, Brennan began collaborating with student Mohamed Asker who currently serves as the SA’s student affairs chair. Asker is also a member of the Arab Cultural Club and assisted Brennan in drafting the bill

Keep reading…

Madison, WI City Council Adds Atheist, Non-Religious To Anti-Discrimination Law…

atheist-scholarships

Explanation for this: “I think there’s discrimination against atheists”…

Via Truth Revolt:

It is unlawful in Madison, Wisconsin to discriminate against people based on their race, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. And now, thanks to a motion passed in the city council, people’s non-religious beliefs are a part of that list as well.

Alder Anita Weier explained to the Associated Press the reasons why she brought forth the amendment:

“It just seems to me that religion has spread into government more than I feel comfortable with. It just occurred to me that religion was protected, so non-religion should be, too.”

Speaking to the Wisconsin Gazette in April, Weier revealed further motivations for her actions:

“It was something I’ve been thinking about for quite a while. I’m not running for reelection, so it’s something that I wanted to get passed before I left office. Anyone who was seeking reelection might not have introduced it.”

Weier made it clear to the AP that the council’s decision had nothing to do with the religious freedom bills introduced in Indiana and Arkansas. She also indicated that no particular situation, nor complaint, had arisen in the city, home to the vocal Atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation, to cause a need for such an ordinance. It was all based on Weier’s suspicion: “I think there’s discrimination against atheists.”

Keep Reading

Obama, No Word On #Garland Terror Attack, But Time To Go On Letterman…

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 7.21.36 PM

Let us hope that he says something on Letterman.

But frankly, all the facts indicate this is an ISIS-endorsed attack on American soil, where is his response from the White House, acting like the President of this country?

Today Is The Last Day To Stop Global Warming From Wiping Out Humanity…

According to the the U.N., eight years ago today:

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.46.33 PM

HT: Treacher

Second Shooter In #Garland Id’d As Nadir Soofi, Roommate Of Elton Simpson…Update: Graduate Of Pakistani School, Was Anti-Police

Video has a good shot of the dead terrorists at ~2:00. CNN also is wrong when they say Elton Simpson’s tweet pledging allegiance to ISIS and talking about being mujihadeen was ‘hours’ before the attack, it was in fact twenty minutes before, and was followed immediately after the attack with running commentary by British ISIS member Junaid Hussain, as we reported last night.

(CNN)A day after police killed two gunmen who tried to ambush a Garland, Texas, event featuring controversial cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, details began to emerge about the shooters.

One suspect, identified as Elton Simpson by a federal law enforcement source, linked himself to ISIS in a tweet posted just before the attack.

He also was no stranger to federal investigators. In 2011, he was convicted of making a false statement involving international and domestic terrorism.

The other suspect, identified as Nadir Soofi by two federal law enforcement officials, was Simpson’s roommate in a Phoenix apartment.

He wasn’t well-known to federal law enforcement and was not on the FBI’s radar, one of the officials said. Investigators were combing through evidence retrieved from the shooters’ Arizona home to help piece together a timeline of how their plot came together, the official said.

Simpson and Soofi never made it inside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, where in addition to the cartoon contest, a right-wing Dutch politician who’s on an al Qaeda hit list was speaking Sunday evening.

Keep reading…


Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 6.28.55 PM

Update:

According to Heavy:

He’s a graduate of the University of Utah and the International School of Islamabad in Pakistan. His [Facebook] page also shows multiple posts featuring Palestinian and anti-police propaganda. Frequently, he posts the phrase “Eid Mubarak” meaning celebration to the blessed. Soofi was the owner of Effinity Solutions, a carpet cleaning business in Phoenix. In July 2013, he called himself a “newbie to the carpet cleaning industry.”

AZ Family reports that the two gunmen lived at an apartment on 19th Avenue and Thunderbird Road (above) in Phoenix. The day after the shooting, FBI agents, some clad in bomb squad gear, searched the apartment. The car they drove to the attack in Garland was registered in Arizona. The car, a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, was owned by Soofi. He tried to sell it back in March 2015 for nearly $9,000.

Police said prior Soofi’s name being released that the two had gone to the event with the intention of killing people. Both were armed with assault rifles. Garland cops stopped short of calling the attack a terrorist incident.

He was also pictured with a young boy who he variously identifies as his brother and his son.

Black ‘Eyewitness’ Swears She Saw Police Shoot Unarmed Man In the Back In #Baltimore …

She was confused with the St. Swisher case from Ferguson. This has to be some of the most irresponsible reporting ever. Leland Vittert actually erroneously says the man was killed, adding to the already false witnesses.

Via The Blaze

An “eyewitness” in Baltimore delivered a chilling account on Monday of how a police officer chased down an unarmed black man and shot him in the back — except that’s not what happened at all, police said.

Baltimore Police were forced to correct the record after Fox News reported a police-involved shooting of a fleeing suspect. Police said no one was shot before they arrested the suspect, though a gun was recovered at the scene.

An eyewitness told Fox News on live TV that she saw a “young man” take off running as soon as he saw approaching police officers.

“Police just got out of the car and started chasing the boy,” the woman recalled. “And then he ran down towards the Metro PCS, the officer got in the middle of the street and he shot that boy in his back in my face.”

The woman also said the man was unarmed and she wouldn’t believe anything police said about the incident.

“This is what they are going to say,” she said, adding that she “watched it with my own eyes.”

Keep reading

HT: Conservative Tribune

Lib Hack Networks On Texas Shooting: Event Hosted By “Notorious” “Anti-Muslim Group'”…

Of course these trash networks just keep piling on…

Via Newsbusters:

After armed gunmen opened fire at a free speech event in Texas on Sunday, all three networks on Monday chided the sponsor organization as “notorious” or “controversial.” The American Freedom Defense Initiative created a contest to draw the Prophet Muhammad and while ABC’s Good Morning America covered the details of the attack, co-host George Stephanopoulos wondered: “How about the event itself? The organizers said it was organized to take a stand for free speech. Is it fair, also, to call it anti-Muslim?”

Reporter Ryan Owens spun, “A group called American Freedom Defense Initiative, notorious for its anti-Islamic views, hosting this award ceremony to give $10,000 to the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.” He also referred to the organization as “controversial.”

GMA’s reporting featured the latest news, including Robin Roberts trumpeting “some exclusive information for us this morning” from Brian Ross. Ross offered details on the unfolding story. What he avoided doing was to baselessly speculate. In contrast, on July 20, 2012, Ross falsely smeared the Tea Party, erroneously linking it to a mass killing in Colorado.

Over on Today, Matt Lauer explained that “two gunmen [were] killed following a shootout at a controversial event showcasing drawings of the Prophet Muhammad.” Reporter Jacob Rascon reiterated, “The controversial event sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.”

Keep Reading

Soledad O’Brien: Calling Rioters “Thugs” Is A Proxy For “N-Word”…

She must not be aware that Obama himself called some of the rioters “thugs” and tripled down on it

Via Newsbusters:

Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien appeared on Sunday’s Reliable Sources to add her name to the list of liberals who argue that calling the rioters in Baltimore “thugs” is just “a proxy, is a word we use instead of the N-word.”

O’Brien asserted she “can’t think of a situation where there’s ever been a headline or someone has called a white young person who is in the middle of a violent protest demonstration, whatever, a thug. We use it all the time when we’re talking about people in the inner city.”

For his part, guest host Frank Sesno noted that when he “looked the word up in a bunch of different dictionaries. In no place did I find a racial connection…and the African-American mayor of the city and the African-American president of the United States used the word.”

O’Brien responded by scolding those, including President Obama, of having a specific “agenda” when they chose to use the word “thug”:

Well, doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t have a specific agenda in how they’re using it. When you talk about journalists, though, I think journalists shouldn’t have an agenda…And I think when you examine when the word is used, it’s used to describe the actions of people of color, specifically people who are in the inner city.

Keep Reading

Surprise! Despite Obama Politicizing Baltimore Against Republicans For Urban Investments, City Received $1.8 BILLION From Stimulus…

Obama-shrug-AP

Nice try, Barry.

Via FreeBeacon:

The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention.

President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray.

However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the Obama administration and Democratically-controlled Congress did make a “massive” investment into Baltimore, appropriating $1,831,768,487 though the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the stimulus.

According to Recovery.gov, one of Baltimore’s central ZIP codes, 21201, received the most stimulus funding in the city, a total of $837,955,866. The amount included funding for 276 awards, and the website reports that the spending had created 290 jobs in the fourth quarter in 2013.

Of this amount, $467.1 million went to education; $206.1 million to the environment; $24 million to “family”; $16.1 million to infrastructure; $15.2 million to transportation; $11.9 million to housing; and $3.1 million to job training.

ZIP code 21202 received $425,170,937, including a $136 million grant to “improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State academic achievement standards.”

Keep Reading

NYPD Officer Shot In The Face By Ex-Con Dies

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 5.01.38 PM

Update to this story. This is what every cop knows can be the result of “he went for his waistband”. Prayers for him, his family and his friends.

Via NY Post:

Decorated NYPD Officer Brian Moore died Monday with his stricken family at his hospital bedside — leaving an entire city awash in grief.

“It’s just a horrible day,’’ said a tearful female off-duty cop as she left a pot of red carnations and blue balloon at the 25-year-old officer’s home in Massapequa, LI.

A grim-faced Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was seen entering Jamaica Hospital as news of Moore’s death Monday afternoon surfaced, and around the same time, two cops also went in — one carrying a pair of shiny shoes and the other a police dress uniform.

Bratton later hailed Moore — who was shot in the head in the line of duty in Queens on Saturday — as one of many cops who “do a great job, often with great valor.

“It’s with great regret and sadness that we announce the passing of New York City Police Officer Brian Moore. Shield number 469. New York City police officer, hero of the city, killed in the line of duty,’’ Bratton told reporters outside the hospital.

Keep reading…

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 5.10.07 PM