Super-Quake Hits Nepal…Hundreds, Maybe Thousands Dead ..Quake Felt At Summit Of Mt Everest

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Prayers out to those in need.

Via Associated Press:

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 718 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.

At least 688 people were confirmed dead in Nepal, according to the police. Another 20 were killed in India, six in Tibet and two in Bangladesh. Two Chinese citizens died at the Nepal-China border. Given the scale of the destruction, the death toll is almost certain to rise, said Home Ministry official Laxmi Dhakal.

It was a few minutes before noon when the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8, began to rumble across the densely populated Kathmandu Valley, rippling through the capital Kathmandu and spreading in all directions — north toward the Himalayas and Tibet, south to the Indo-Gangetic plains, east toward the Brahmaputra delta of Bangladesh and west toward the historical city of Lahore in Pakistan.

A magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit about an hour later, and smaller aftershocks continued to jolt the region for hours. Residents ran out of homes and buildings in panic. Walls tumbled, large cracks opened up on streets and walls. Towers collapsed and clouds of dust began to swirl all around.

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Hill-Larious: Bill Clinton’s Wife Condemns “Scourge Of Sexual Assault” In First Big Speech

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Paging Juanita Broaddrick! Remeber we must believe every woman who says she has been raped…

Via Daily Caller:

In the first major speech of her scandal-plagued presidential campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton explicitly raised the issue of sexual assault on college campuses.

Clinton delivered the wide-ranging speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City on Thursday, according to Inside Higher Ed.

“When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she declared.

“Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual assault.”

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Valerie Jarrett: Because Of Eric Holder, “The Arc Of Moral Universe Has Been Bent A Little Closer To Justice”

The arc of the moral universe has been bent, alright.

The families of Brian Terry, Jaime Zapata and the hundreds of Mexicans killed by ‘Fast and Furious’ would doubtless disagree with Madame President.

Chicago Mother Turns In 15 Year Old Thug Son For Sexual Assault And Robbery, Defends Him At Press Conference…

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She didn’t want Junior to get shot by the white cops and join St. Swisher.

Via Daily Mail

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly robbing, beating and sexually assaulting a woman on a Chicago train after his mother recognized his face on released surveillance images and turned him in to police.

DeShawn Isabelle punched the 41-year-old woman in the head from behind and then dragged her to the ground by pulling on her hair before continuing to punch her in the head and face as she crouched in the fetal position, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Joe DiBella.

Isabelle also stole $2,000 in cash that the woman was going to wire back to her family in Thailand and spent it on junk food, Air Jordan track suits and his graduation fees, DiBella said.

The middle school student was sitting in the otherwise empty carriage when the woman boarded the CTA train in Oak Park on Monday at 3pm, according to the Chicago Tribune.

During the brutal beating, Isabelle put his hands inside the woman’s pants and sexually assaulted her, according to DiBella.

The teen also allegedly groped the woman over her clothes and slapped her buttocks and then sat on her head as he continued to beat her.

Isabelle pinned the woman down with his knees when the train stopped at the next station, prosecutors said.

When no one entered the carriage, he then dragged the woman by her hair to a partially enclosed area and continued to punch, kick and stomp all over the woman’s body as he pushed her face down and demanded money, DiBella said.

Isabelle then stole the woman’s iPhone and got off on the Cicero stop to hop a train heading in the opposite direction, DiBella said the teenager later told authorities.[…]

Officers were also able to recover the woman’s iPhone after Isabelle told them where he had discarded it, according to prosecutors.

Isabelle was charged as an adult with aggravated sexual assault and robbery and is being held on $1million bail.

The teen was previously convicted as a juvenile for misdemeanor theft.

Isabelle’s mother became aggravated as DiBella held a press conference to discuss the prosecution’s version of the case, according to the Chicago Tribune.

‘Don’t talk that s*** about my child,’ she yelled, before she was told to leave.

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Bruce Jenner Comes Out…As Republican, “Of Course I Am, I Believe In The Constitution!”

Most surprising revelation of the night during Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer?

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That thumping sound you heard was liberals hearts going thud not being able to believe that he was not one of them.

Now naturally, not so supportive (warning for offensive language):
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From “White House Champion of Change” and Democratic Cincinnati City Council member, Chris Seelbach:
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MSNBC’s Alex Wagner Thinks Photo Of Boston Bomber Giving The Middle Finger Was Just Him Being A 19 Yr Old

Yeah, how could we be upset with him flashing a V for victory and flipping us off after he’s blown people up?

Via Truth Revolt:

On Now with Alex Wagner today, the host and her guests were discussing the Boston bomber trial when they touched on the photograph that has been shocking and angering people around the world since it was revealed. Wagner notes that the photo was shown during the sentencing phase, and the panel discusses the relative fairness of the image as a true representation of the murderer.

“In arguing for the death penalty. prosecutors in the Boston marathon bombing trial on Tuesday used this image to argue that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was quote ‘unconcerned, unrepentant, and unchanged’,” says Wagner. “But surveillance video released by the defense just one day later provided more context. It shows the teen standing in his jail cell three months after the bombing fixing his hair, looking into the camera and flashing a V sign before making the brief offensive gesture.”

Note the softening words: he’s a teen, the gesture was brief, it needed more context.

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Holder: Historians Will View My Tenure As “Golden Age” Of Justice Dept

More like the Age Of Epic Fail…

Via Daily Caller:

During his farewell address to the Justice Department Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder referred to his tenure at the Department of Justice as its “golden age” and in the same mold as Robert Kennedy’s storied tenure..

Loretta Lynch will take over the department following the Senate’s 56-43 confirmation vote Thursday.

HOLDER: I said earlier that when we celebrated Robert Kennedy’s 50th anniversary of his swearing in 2011, people said that was the golden age for the United States Department of Justice. Well, I think 50 years from now, maybe even sooner than that, people will look at the work you all did and say this was another golden age. That’s how good you all are. That’s how good you all are. That’s how dedicated and committed and wonderful you all have been. With a focus on justice. With a focus on helping those who cannot help themselves. You have distinguished yourselves.

There’s a long line of excellence in the United States Department of Justice, but every now and again, at an appropriate time, a group comes along that is worthy of special recognition. And you all are in fact one of those groups. I am proud of you. I am proud of you. I’m going to miss you. I’m going to miss this building. I’m going to miss this institution. More than anything, I’m going to miss you all. This building is always going to be home. You all are always going to be my family. And wherever I am, whatever I am doing, I will be rooting for you from the sidelines.

Lawsuit Against Columbia Shows “Mattress Girl”, Symbol Of Campus ‘Indifference’ To Sex Assault, May Have Been Liar, Stalker

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But you must believe her because it’s sexist not to.

Via Daily Caller:

Columbia University student Paul Nungesser is suing the university because he says it allegedly let him be harassed by “Mattress Girl” Emma Sulkowicz, who accused him of raping her.

The news broke on Thursday evening, and the text of the lawsuit has been published online, and its contents are astonishing.

While Sulkowicz has become a national hero in the campaign against campus sexual assault, the lawsuit uses Facebook messages and other evidence to paint a picture of Sulkowicz as a jilted love interest whose deep obsession with Nungesser transformed into a savage hatred. The complaint extensively draws from Facebook conversations between the two, quoting Sulkowicz as regaling Nungesser with tales of her past and present sexual experiences. At one point, she expresses fears for her reputation after contracting an STD following drunken sex at a party.

“i’ve officially had sex with all of John Doe’ best friends,” she said in the exchange, according to the complaint. “did lotsa drugs – jk just got very drunk – well anyways – now i have an std i actually hate John Doe like if a girl is about to puke – don’t put your unprotected dick into her. . . I realy don’t want to be known as the girl who contracted an std because she was drunk you know? it is more his fault for fucking me unconscious – i mean i was conscious but clearly not in my right mind. . . i was literally blackout. . . like i puked all over the place.”

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Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t “Go Off” On Hillary; Refuses To Pile On Criticism Of Foreign Donation Scandal…

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And there’s some people out there who want this guy to go head-to-head against Hillary? Makes complete sense…

Via Breitbart:

Despite the bipartisan criticism of the Clintons’ latest foreign donations-for-favors scandal that has brought serious consideration from media of all stripes, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush refused to jump into the fray to question the Clintons over the controversy.

Speaking at an event sponsored by the Manhattan GOP, Bush demurred from speaking too harshly about Clinton’s latest scandal.

The serious questions swirling around the Clintons and their foundation have been brought to light by a new book by Peter Schweizer entitled Clinton Cash. The book raises questions about the possible favors Clinton may have given to foreign nations in exchange for hundreds of millions in donations. Some of the alleged favors were given while Hillary was Secretary of State.

The charges are being seriously investigated by several mainstream media outfits and are being given sober treatment by media outlets across the ideological spectrum.

About all Bush would say about the growing controversy is that Clinton is “going to have to be held accountable, like all of us, about dealings.” He added, “That’s part of the process, right?”

The one-time Florida Governor continued saying, “I don’t ‘go off’ on Hillary Clinton.”

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Flashback: Media Matters Goon Oliver Willis Claimed Hillary Clinton Pushed White Supremacy, “Hillary White Power Clinton”

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A lesson in scummy leftist ops.

Via Oliver Willis in 2008:

Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Wednesday to continue her quest for the Democratic nomination, arguing she would be the stronger nominee because she appeals to a wider coalition of voters — including whites who have not supported Barack Obama in recent contests.

“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”

“There’s a pattern emerging here,” she said.

Indeed, a pattern has emerged some time ago. Boy, did we dodge a bullet.

“[W]orking, hard-working Americans, white Americans”. She really said that. Wow.

Congratulations, Hillary Clinton, you win the prize for the first Democratic Bigot Eruption since I’ve been keeping track of this. Even professional haters like Pat Buchanan and his ilk aren’t so balls-out about racism. You’ve been getting your ass handed to you and especially among black voters. This shows me once again that we – who are apparently lazy and shiftless non-Americans based on your definition – have yet again been a leading indicator.

He even compared her to the Klan and Bull Connor:

There was maybe a slight chance Barack Obama might have been pushed to pick you as his running mate, but we can’t have someone spouting Klan-style talking points on the ticket. Heck, there’s a good shot with language like that you won’t win back your senate seat in 2012. I mean, a lot of those apparently lazy and shiftless non-American blacks helped you to win and they’d just as soon vote for someone else in the primary or the Republican in the election rather than someone echoing Bull Connor’s language.

Today? Now with the election not about pushing Barack Obama but Hillary? Now, how dare people criticize this paragon!

The media is obsessed with getting into the weeds of what Hillary Clinton is wearing. Why? Because she is a woman. There is no other reason for it.

Hillary Clinton has been First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of The United States, a United States Senator and Secretary of State. She’s written five books, which is five more than most of us.

The least important thing about Hillary Clinton is whether she’s wearing a dress or pantsuit, letting her hair down or going with an up-do.

What matters about Clinton is her ideas for taking America forward, whether she can execute on those ideas, and whether those ideas are good or bad for the country – you know, like with all the other people who have ever run for the office.

If you find yourself writing about what Clinton is wearing and What It All Means, stop. Just, stop.

I guess ‘Bull Connor’ Clinton is now acceptable…

Tolerant Liberals Calling For Boycott Of Gay Businessman Who Hosted Reception For Ted Cruz…

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So loving and open-minded…

Via Hot Air:

Via Mediaite, no one’s surprised, right? I actually predicted yesterday that that NYT story would hurt the businessmen more than it would hurt Cruz because I remembered what a gay conservative once told me. Conservative are more likely to accept me as gay, he claimed, than gays are to accept me as conservative.

Here’s my favorite post from the boycott page, which now has more than 3,000 “likes.” It used to be that many straights viewed gays as so far beneath contempt that they wouldn’t want to shake their hands or invite them into their living rooms. Fifty years of the gay-rights movement has changed that, not universally but enough that the GOP’s leading “true conservative” candidate for president would be willing to attend a campaign reception in a gay businessman’s home. An ironic monument to “progress”.

So predictable was that reaction that I’m wondering why the host decided to hold the reception at all. Maybe his hospitality business is doing well enough that he thought he could withstand a boycott. And/or maybe he’s so devout a hawk, especially when it comes to Israel’s security, that he feels morally bound to promote fellow hawks from across the political spectrum, whatever that may mean for his business…

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Obama’s Twisted Contortions To Avoid Saying “Genocide” In Describing Armenian Genocide

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He’s weak sauce in everything he does or fails to do.

Via WH Dossier:

President Obama issued a statement on the Armenian genocide that amounts to a contortionist act at the circus, implying the word “genocide” while twisting himself into knots to avoid using the actual term.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, committed by the Turks. Obama promised during his 2008 campaign to finally use the dreaded word to describe what happened. But, frightened of the reaction by the Turks, he is breaking his promise.

The statement he issued instead must be the warm up by his joke writers, who are piecing together his remarks for Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner. Because this has to be a joke.

Obama lays it on thick, as if a surplus of emotion can atone for the deficit of moral fortitude. The statement is nearly 800 words, among them tear jerkers like “horrific,” “horrors” “solemn” “painful” “solemn” (again) “painful” (again) “terrible” and “dark.”

He tries as hard as possible to get within inches of using the word “genocide” without actually deploying it.

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James Carville: Clinton Cash Author Is An “Anti-Disney, Gay Bike Bar Glenn Beck”…

What does this even mean?

Via Newsbusters:

Even by James Carville standards, this was bizarre. Toward the end of his appearance on Ed Schultz’s show today, Carville called Clinton Cash author Peter Schweizer “this anti-Disney, gay bike bar Glenn Beck or whatever this guy is.”

Maybe Carville will come back and explain what he meant. It’s true that Schweizer was a contributor to one of Beck’s books. And Schweizer is the author of “Disney Betrayed,” which criticizes the company for various things including sponsoring “Gay Days” at their parks. But a casual viewer might well have come away with an entirely different understanding of what Carville was implying. Note also the way Carville’s voice jumps by a couple of octaves when asked what advice he’d give Hillary’s handlers. Jittery, James?

Note: Schultz didn’t exactly subject Carville to the third degree, but as you’ll see Schultz did suggest that the filing of amended tax returns by the Clinton foundation does raise questions.

ED SCHULTZ: I want to go back to the tax returns if I can. People amend tax returns when they’re not correct. People refile tax returns when there are mistakes. What’s your response to that?

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That Time Someone Pulled The Heart Out Of A Roasted Lamb And Gave It To Eric Holder To Eat

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Can you imagine the look on prissy Holder’s face?

Via Huff Po:

Wait, what? Someone plucked the heart out of a roasted lamb and presented it to the Attorney General of the United States?

Yes. This really happened. Miller told The Huffington Post it took place on an April 2010 trip to Algeria, during which Holder signed a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

It was a “big banquet dinner with him as the guest of honor,” Miller said. “The interior minister punches his arm right through the side of a whole roast lamb, pulls out the heart, puts it on a plate, and makes a big show of handing it over.”

[Editor’s Note: HOLY F–KING SHIT!]

“Holder is about the least adventurous eater I’ve ever met, and he looked like he was going to die,” Miller continued. “So he did what any kid does, and set it down. Pushed it around with a fork. Never did eat it, even though you’re really supposed to.”

Refusing to eat a ceremonial roasted lamb’s heart: just another case of the Obama administration diminishing America’s standing in the world community.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, here’s what a bowl of lamb hearts looks like:

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Lib Rag WaPo Wonders: “Can Jeb Bush Win The GOP Nomination . . . By Praising President Obama?”…

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Ha! Good luck with that.

Via WaPo:

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush supports President Obama’s trade deal, praises his management of the National Security Agency and agrees that Congress should have moved faster to hold a vote on new attorney general Loretta Lynch.

And that’s all since last week.

It’s an unusual approach for Bush to take in seeking the nomination of a conservative party that mostly loathes the current president. The former Florida governor has gone out of his way at times to chime in on issues where he agrees with Obama — bolstering his attempt to be a softer-toned kind of Republican focused on winning a majority of the vote in a general election.

But the strategy also carries grave risks for a likely candidate who is already viewed with deep suspicion by conservatives, many of whom have little desire to find common ground with Democrats. Tea party leaders are already warning that Bush, the son and brother of former presidents, is alienating conservatives.

“It’s stunning, frankly, that a candidate on the Republican side would be doing his best to line himself up with some of the president’s policies,” said Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots who now leads a group called Citizens for Self-Governance.

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FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

And we’re off!

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Today is a Zip chillin’ day:

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Late afternoon bumperooni:

ZoNation guts Earth Day

Steny Hoyer: Just Look At The Declaration Of Independence, Same-Sex Couples Are Endowed “By God” With Right to Marry…

Scholar Steny Hoyer strikes again…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Citing the Declaration of Independence, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) argued on the House floor yesterday that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator—by God” with a right to marry.

“Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’

“That, of course, has not always been America’s performance, notwithstanding it has been its promise,” said Hoyer. “Next week, the highest Court in our land will be asked to consider whether these words apply to same-sex couples who love one another. Many courts have already said that it does.”

“Born equal, endowed by God with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Is there a happier time in one’s life than when one pledges themselves to another?” said Hoyer, later in his speech. “We all gather, we all celebrate, we all wish them well. LGBT Americans now have the right to marry and have their families treated equally in 37 States and the District of Columbia. In the remaining States, however, LGBT residents are watching the Supreme Court with great anticipation.”

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WH’s Laughable Hillary Defense: Uhh, “Conservative Authors” Can’t Be Trusted…

Pretty damn hilarious coming from this administration…

Via Hot Air:

You might think that the White House would have something of substance to say about the repeated violations of a memorandum of understanding between the administration and the Clinton Foundation that prohibited it from accepting donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Wrong!

When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday about whether the White House was concerned by the Clinton Foundation’s various indiscretions, or even its failure to disclose foreign donations including those from Uranium One, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest seemed to suggest that they were not (h/t Washington Free Beacon):

Earnest repeated a claim made by Clinton’s campaign team that no evidence exists to prove that foreign donations influenced the former secretary’s decision making while she served as America’s chief diplomat. This claim is supported by the fact that the evidence that might have supported this contention was destroyed weeks ago.

“I’ve been in a position where there have been other, to put it mildly, conservative authors that have launched – written books based on what they purport to be serious allegations against the President of the United States,” Earnest averred.

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Florida Sheriff Takes Aim At Black Community’s Embrace Of “Thug Culture”…

How long until the PC police arrive on the scene?

Via Truth Revolt:

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan posted a video message this week expressing his politically incorrect opinions on “black culture.” The 30-year law enforcement veteran started by denouncing the term “African-American” as “divisive,” before arguing that the embrace of “thug culture” was destroying the community and calling for a renewed focus on teaching “character and integrity.”

“First off, let me take issue with the title of ‘African-American,’” he began. “We’re Americans.”

After arguing the term created a false division, he said that he believed that most of the racial issues in Escambia County, Florida, were “perceived,” listing examples of the American culture embracing African-Americans, including the election of President Obama. He stated, “The statistics are that, if we’re such a racist nation, why do we currently have an African-American president?”

He then took aim at thug culture: “We have unfortunately in the black community embraced a thug culture, one that aggrandizes, again, foul language, shooting cops, abusing women. And if you don’t think those things have an effect on children, you need to get a grip.”

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Muslim Man Says Islam Forbids Him From Paying $32,000 In Student Loan Interest…

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Oh, is that right?

Via Daily Caller:

Steve Rhode, the Get Out of Debt Guy, has advised a Muslim man seeking financial advice not to try to use Islam as a crutch to get out of paying half of what is now a $64,000 student loan debt.

“Dear Steve,” the Seattle, Wash. man going by the name Amir wrote to Rhode in a missive published this week, “I had two citi-student loans and at some point in time within the last 5 years they went to Navient.”

Amir explained that he had unsuccessfully asked the loan servicing company to lower his payoff amount to $32,000, even though the actual amount he owes is $64,000 “because of deferment and interest.”

The dismayed student loan borrower also noted that he “was born into Islam” but only took a serious interest in the religion in 2012. One thing he has learned since then, he said, is that “dealings with interest” are “strictly forbidden” under Islam.

“I am offering to pay off the original amount I owe,” Amir graciously offered. As for the rest, he wants his creditors to acknowledge that his “awareness and conditions have changed” since he accepted the loan.

“Can I get the interest wiped out and close this account and case with just paying the original amount borrowed?” Amir asked.

Rhode then responded by having exactly none of Amir’s plea for a religion-based student loan discount.

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