Islamic State Threatens To Cut The Tongue Out Of Anyone Calling Them “Daesh”…

Anyone doubt the sincerity of their threat?

Via JPost:

Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State – and its name is very much a part of that.

In July, the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announced its rebranding. He declared that the territory under his control would be part of a caliphate, or an Islamic state, shortening its name from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL – the acronym used by the Obama administration and the British Foreign Office to this day. The Levant can refer to all countries bordering on the eastern Mediterranean, from Greece to Egypt.

Different translations for the name of the al-Qaeda splinter group have emerged since the early days of its existence.

Arab governments have long refrained from using Islamic State, instead referring to it by the Arabic acronym for its full original name, Daesh – short for Dawlat al-Islamiyah f’al-Iraq w Belaad al-Sham – Israel and its leaders also use the Arabic acronym.

Several residents in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which fell to the extremist group in June, told The Associated Press that the militants threatened to cut the tongue of anyone who publicly used the acronym Daesh, instead of referring to the group by its full name, saying it shows defiance and disrespect. The residents spoke anonymously out of fear for their safety.

Chick-Fil-A Sponsorship Of Iowa City Soul Festival Angers Moobats

Soul festival

A celebration of diversity.

Via Des Moines Register

Local members of the LGBT community are questioning an Iowa City festival’s partnership with Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain that drew national protests in 2012 after its CEO spoke out against gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A is among the nearly dozen corporate sponsors for Iowa Soul Festival, an Iowa City Summer of the Arts event that runs Friday and Saturday on the Pentacrest and Clinton Street. The restaurant, through a donation from its Coralville location, is sponsoring Soul Fest’s culinary row.

Janelle Rettig, a Johnson County Supervisor who has been in a same-sex marriage for nearly 26 years, said Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship makes her question whether LGBT people — those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — are welcome at Soul Fest.

“When they’re a sponsor in a city that prides itself in celebrating diversity, I think we do have to question that,” Rettig said Tuesday. “It’s eyebrow raising, and it makes me wonder if I should even go to Soul Fest because I’m uncomfortable with it.”[...]

Lisa Barnes, executive director of Summer of the Arts, said her organization anticipated that the Chick-fil-A sponsorship might result in negative feedback, and she said the organization welcomes the open discussion.

“Because we are a nonprofit, and because we are supported by the generosity of businesses in our community, as well as individuals, we’re not taking a side with anything,” Barnes said. “We’re saying we need support in order to be able to provide these events, and they are a willing partner that’s trying to portray a positive image, just like every other sponsor we have.”[...]

“Summer of the Arts is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ community. We have collaborated and partnered with Iowa City Pride Festival for multiple years, as well as actively look for ways to include LGBTQ musicians, artists, vendors, movies etc. in our programming each year. This will not change.

“Festival goers may choose which sponsors and vendors to patronize or visit while attending an event as there are many options available. The purpose of the Iowa Soul Festival is to celebrate and increase awareness of diversity and the positive impact it has on our community. Again, this is a welcoming and open event for all. It would be unfortunate for someone to not attend the festival or participate in all that it has to offer.”

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Imam John Kerry: ISIS Is A “Crime Under Sharia Law”…

And how does he know this? The radical Wahhabi clerics in Saudi Arabia told him so.


I was very encouraged to hear that Saudi Arabia’s top clerics came out and declared terrorism a heinous crime under Sharia law and that the perpetrators should be made an example of. And I think – I might just mention – I’ll wait till we get in the Q&A. I’ll come back to this, but a very important statement was made today by the top clerics in the region, and I want to come back to that because I think it’s critical.

But let me just emphasize that when we say global coalition, we mean it. And this is not – and Australia, other countries, the Far East, countries in Europe have all taken on already initial responsibilities.

DHS Has Tracked Down The Majority Of About 6,000 Unaccounted-For Foreign Students

Jeh Johnson

Back in the day fairy tales began with “Once upon a time…….” Update to a previous story.

Via Stars and Stripes

The secretary of homeland security said Wednesday that the United States has tracked down the majority of about 6,000 unaccounted-for foreign students who had overstayed visas and spurred concerns over Islamic State-linked terror attacks.

Most have either been deported or had visas extended while a fraction remain under investigation, Secretary Jeh Johnson said during testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee.

Top national security officials including Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen told House lawmakers that they have still not discovered any specific Islamic State plans to strike targets inside the U.S., but that monitoring a burgeoning worldwide network of extremists remains a challenge.

News earlier this month that about 6,000 foreign students studying in the U.S. had disappeared raised fears at a time when the Obama administration is vastly expanding its military and diplomatic offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.[...]

House lawmakers hammered the officials over the security of the country’s southern border, where thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of whom are children, have been flowing in.

Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., said that closing the border should be a key goal in fending off terrorist attacks even if officials have no specific evidence of plans or extremist movements.

“That is not a good reason — that we should not secure the border because we believe nobody has crossed over the border,” he said.

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Australian Police Raid Islamic Terror Cell Plotting To Drape Random Person In ISIS Flag And Behead Them On Camera…

Someone forget to inform these lost souls that Islam is a religion of peace.

Via Courier-Mail:

POLICE say co-ordinated raids on hoAll Usersmes across Brisbane’s south and in Sydney this morning were in response to threats of random attacks on members of the public, including the possible beheading of a random member of the public on a city street and mass shootings.

Fifteen people have been detained and one person charged with terrorism offences, following pre-dawn raids across Sydney and Brisbane, as part of a pre-emptive strike amid fears a suspected terror cell was close to launching an attack.

Unconfirmed reports have emerged that the groups may have been planning beheadings or mass shootings on home soil.

The ABC reports court documents expected to reveal the terror plan involved draping random Sydney person in Islamic State flag and beheading them on camera.

A similar attack occurred on British Army soldier, Lee Rigby, in Greenwich, London, May 2013.

Lurch “Salutes” Code Pink

Lurch was back in Cambodia when President Nixon bombed him.


[W]hile some chuckle at their boorish tactics, Secretary of State John Kerry takes care to salute Code Pink whenever he’s interrupted by one of its members.

….In January of 2013 at his confirmation hearing, last September while testifying about Syria’s chemical weapons use and again Wednesday while discussing U.S. strategy to destroy ISIL, Kerry took care to say he could identify with their feelings when Code Pink members started shrieking.

“The first time I testified before this committee when I was 27 years old, I had feelings very similar to that protestor,” he said last year.

Kerry famously testified against the Vietnam War in 1971.

Kerry did go so far this time as to admonish the group for standing against action that would take out ISIL.

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ISIS Orders Teachers In Syria To “Denounce Infidels”…

Update to this story.

(CNN) — In swaths of Syria now controlled by ISIS, children can no longer study math or social studies. Sports are out of the question. And students will be banned from learning about elections and democracy. [...]

It also said teachers must erase the phrase Syrian Arab Republic — the official name of Syria — and replace it with Islamic State, which is what ISIS calls itself.

Educators cannot teach nationalistic and ethnic ideology and must instead teach “the belonging to Islam … and to denounce infidelity and infidels.”

Books cannot include any reference to evolution. And teachers must say that the laws of physics and chemistry “are due to Allah’s rules and laws.”

The letter ends with a firm warning:

“This is an obligatory announcement, and all violators will be punished.”

Iran’s President Mocks Obama: “When We Say The Red Line, We Mean The Red Line”…


How can they not mock Obama? He makes it way too easy.

Via Daily Caller:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked President Barack Obama and ripped America’s strategy to destroy the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in an interview with NBC News Wednesday.

“Are Americans afraid of getting casualties on the ground in Iraq?” asked Rouhani, referring to the Obama administration’s crystal clear pledge that it will not send American combat troops to fight ISIS. “Are they afraid of their soldiers being killed in the fight they claim is against terrorism?”

“If they want to use planes and if they want to use unmanned planes so that nobody is injured from the Americans, is it really possible to fight terrorism without any hardship, without any sacrifice?” he continued. “Is it possible to reach a big goal without that? In all regional and international issues, the victorious one is the one who is ready to do sacrifice.” [...]

“When we say the red line we mean the red line,” said Rouhani, whose Shia theocracy is also staunchly opposed to ISIS, a Sunni terror group. “It means we will not allow Baghdad to be occupied by the terrorists or the religious sites such as Karbala or Najaf be occupied by the terrorists.”

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Enterovirus D68 In 17 States And Now Canada


In the interim the Administration is in a protracted war with Ebola.


Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 140 cases of respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 in 16 states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

New Jersey also has confirmed a case of EV-D68, according to Donna Leusner, director of communications for the New Jersey Department of Health.

And “in the upcoming weeks, more states will have confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection,” the CDC said in a statement Wednesday.

“Several states are investigating clusters of people with severe respiratory illness, and specimens are still being tested for EV-D68. It can take a while to test specimens and obtain lab results… These increases will not necessarily reflect changes in real time, or mean that the situation is getting worse.”

Canadian health officials have confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D68 in British Columbia. A fourth suspected case from a patient with severe respiratory illness is still under investigation.

Two of the confirmed cases are children between 5 and 9, said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, lead epidemiologist on emerging respiratory viruses at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. The third is a teen between 15 and 19.

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Barbara Boxer Outraged After Kerry Is Grilled By Senate Committee Over ISIS: “I’m Actually Shaking And Trembling”…


Settle down, Babs.

Via Daily Caller:

California Sen. Barbara Boxer was absolutely shocked Wednesday that senators would aim angry comments at Secretary of State John Kerry, while he was testifying before committee about the U.S. strategy for dealing with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“Thank you Secretary Kerry, for your tireless work,” she said in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “I think it is shocking, and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. secretary and through you at our president, instead of at ISIS — a savage group who decapitated two Americans and have warned, and I quote, that ‘their thirst for more American blood is right out there.’

“I think it’s shocking,” she continued as she slammed her paper on the table. “I’m actually shaking and trembling. This is not the time to show anger at the people who are working night and day whether you agree with them or not to protect our people.

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New Poll Finds Obama’s Approval Rating On Terrorism And Foreign Policy Hitting Record Lows…

Barack Obama


Via CBS:

…Mr. Obama’s handling of the threat of terrorism, once considered an area of strength, is now at the lowest of his presidency. Just 41 percent approve of his handling of the issue, a drop of 12 points since March.

Since March, the president’s approval rating on handling terrorism has declined across the political spectrum: Republicans (down 11 points), Democrats (down 16 points) and independents (down 10 points).

The president’s approval rating on handling foreign policy, now at 34 percent, is also a record low. His ratings on the economy and immigration continue to be negative. Only 30 percent approve of his handling of immigration and 40 percent approve his handling of the economy.

HT: Hot Air

Heartless Republicans Pass Bill To Curb Welfare Recipients From Buying Weed With Their Welfare Payments…


WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.

Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill.

The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana. It would also prohibit people from using the cards to withdraw cash from ATMs in those stores.

A 2012 federal law already prevents people from using welfare debit cards at liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs.

Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., is the main sponsor of the bill. He said it is a logical extension of existing law now that Washington State and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

“The fact that some people are using welfare for weed is outrageous,” Reichert said in a statement. “While some may decide to spend their own money on drugs, we’re not going to give them a taxpayer subsidy to do it.”

North Dakota Parents Say School Is “Bullying” Their Child By Making Him Stand For The Pledge Of Allegiance…

Moonbat parenting.

Via Fox News:

A North Dakota school has drawn the ire of a national atheist group after a teacher made a 6-year-old child stand up during the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Jesse Adams, of New Town, ND, tells the Minot Daily News that school administrators violated his son’s First Amendment rights by making him stand for the pledge.

“We’re trying to raise free thinkers,” he told the newspaper.

Yes, Mr. Adams is one of those parents.

When his child continued to defy the directions of his teacher, the youngster was told to stand in the hallway for the duration of the pledge. Mr. Adams said that amounts to bullying.

Maybe the six-year-old could’ve used hallway time for some personal meditation – or free thinking?

Superintendent Mark Bluestone is a military veteran and a patriot. He told the Associated Press the child was placed in the hallway to avoid disrupting other students who wondered why they could not sit during the pledge.

Senate Democrats: “We Demand Rush Limbaugh Be Taken Off The Air”…


Yesterday, House Dems called for boycotting Rush’s sponsors, today their Senate counterparts kicked it up a few notches by calling for him to be taken off the air immediately.

ISIS Orders All Christians To Hand Their Businesses Over To The Caliphate…


Islamic-style wealth redistribution.

(AINA) — The Arabic language Alsumaria News is reporting that ISIS has ordered all Sunni businesses with Christian and Shiite partners to deliver the non-Sunni share of the business to the Islamic State. ISIS gave a two day deadline to comply with the order, else all assets would be confiscated.

According to the report, ISIS has a complete list of of businesses with Christian and Shiite partners.

ISIS is now charging tariffs on all goods entering the Nineveh Province. Goods deemed offensive to Islam are seized and destroyed.

In other news, ISIS has removed all clothes from department stores in Mosul and imposed the Afghan style of clothing on the city. ISIS has also segregated male and female students at the University of Mosul, changed the curriculum and renamed the Fine Arts college to “Text Decoration.”

Comedian goes on awesome rant against climate fearmongers

Here’s something you don’t see every day: A comedian daring to tell the truth about the far left’s global warming scare machine. Very funny and true stuff from comedian Michael Loftus’s new show The Flipside which just launched in broadcast syndication:

Best-Selling Author Naomi Klein Says U.S. Should Pay “Trillions” In Climate Change Reparations To Poor Countries…

Yes, trillions.

Via Newsbusters:

Naomi Klein, the best-selling author and columnist taken too seriously by American media, decried conservative groups for opposing “wealth redistribution.” Klein argued that North America and Europe need to pay reparations to poorer nations for causing climate change. Her new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,” used flawed facts, exaggerations and misrepresentations to promote her brand of climate-change alarmism.

Klein’s criticism of the passengers of flight 3935 was particularly hypocritical. The Guardian reported on September 14, that Klein actually flies “a lot more than most people, and is set to rack up air miles that would make her, by her own admission, a ‘climate criminal’”

After citing the oft-repeated but still very misleading claim that 97 percent of scientists agree that “humans are a major cause of climate change,” Klein demanded that the United States and other first-world nations should take part in a “Marshall Plan for the Earth.” (That was a reference to the original Marshall Plan after World War II, where the United States gave $12 billion to rebuild shattered European economies to prevent them from being overrun by the growing threat of communism).

According to Klein, this new Marshall Plan “would be very costly – hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars.” Klein further displayed her lack of basic economic knowledge when she suggested a source for this staggering price tag: “Need more money? Print some!”

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Holder Launching Study To Prove Law Enforcement In America Is Racist…

Gee, I wonder what their results will show?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

The police shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri underscored the need for the long-planned initiative, Holder said in an interview with The Associated Press.

He said the three-year project could be a “silver lining” if it helps ease racial tensions and “pockets of distrust that show up between law enforcement and the communities that they serve.”

“What I saw in Ferguson confirmed for me that the need for such an effort was pretty clear,” Holder said.

The five cities have not yet been selected, but the researchers involved in the project say they’re bringing a holistic approach that involves training police officers on issues of racial bias, data analysis and interviews with community members. They expect to review police behavior in the cities with the hope of building community trust and creating an evidence-based model that could be applied more broadly.

BREAKING: House Passes Bill To Arm And Train “Moderate” Islamist Rebels To Fight ISIS…


Via The Hill:

The House voted Wednesday to grant President Obama authority to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against Islamic extremists.

Despite vocal opposition from both war-weary liberals and defense hawks who feel the Syria plan should include more robust steps, a bipartisan coalition voted 273-156 to back Obama’s plan to give military aid to vetted members of the Free Syrian Army.

The Syria language was considered as an amendment to a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

Ridiculous: VA Whistleblower Says Inspector General “Softened” Report On Veteran Deaths…



Not surprising in the least.

Via Hot Air:

No surprise to Hot Air readers, of course, but this allegation will come as a bombshell in a House hearing today on the VA scandal. This whistleblower claim will just be one of the issues that the Veteran Affairs committee will probe in the wait-list fraud that permeated the VA. Another will be the fact that the number of veteran deaths connected to those secret wait lists has skyrocketed from 40 to 293:

Our source, who works at VA headquarters and who spoke exclusively to CBS News, said officials inside the agency asked for a revision of the first draft. That’s standard practice, but in this case the source said it amounted to pressure on Inspector General Richard Griffin to add a line to water down the report.

“The organization was worried that the report was going to damn the organization,” the whistle-blower said. “And therefore it was important for them to introduce language that softened that blow.” …

But that conclusion, that no deaths were caused by delays, seemed to conflict with the rest of the report. For example: “28 instances of clinically significant delays” were found, including delays linked to six deaths. And findings indicated either “treatment” or “an appointment for this patient might have changed the outcome.”

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