Muslim NBA Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Slams Indiana Religious Freedom Law As “Anti-American”, Compares It To . . . Sharia Law

CAIR must be so confused.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Indiana Is on the Wrong Side of History – TIME

The state took a step toward establishing an American version of Sharia law

In the 1987 movie Moonstruck, Nicolas Cage plays a contentious man who, when confronted with his unreasonable and unjust behavior, shouts in defense, “I ain’t no freakin’ monument to justice!” That line echoes in my head when I think about Indiana’s hypocritical and anti-American Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). At its core, rather than being a monument to justice, RFRA is a step toward establishing an American version of Shari’a law.

I know that sounds hyperbolic, in the tradition of, “If Obama is re-elected, the terrorists have won” or “If the pipeline isn’t approved, you’re Nazis because Hitler once nixed a pipeline.” However, in this case, the comparison is not so crazy. Shari’a law, when imposed on a population by force, makes a single religion’s teachings (often a single sect of that religion’s teachings) the law of the land. The mission is to force everyone to follow the teachings lest they be punished. Although RFRA supporters aren’t physically assaulting people, they certainly are attempting to punish those who don’t follow their own very specific interpretation of God’s teachings.

Moonbat Gov. Brown Orders Mandatory Water Restrictions In California; First Time In History…

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“It’s a different world,” he said. Spoken like a true Commie…

Via LA Times:

Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.

“It’s a different world,” he said. “We have to act differently.”

Brown was on hand Wednesday as state officials took stock of historically abysmal levels of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada amid the state’s grinding drought.

Brown ordered the California Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory restrictions to reduce water usage by 25%. The water savings are expected to amount to 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months.

Other elements of Brown’s order would:

–Require golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscaped spaces to reduce water consumption.

–Replace 50 million square feet of lawn statewide with drought-tolerant landscaping as part of a partnership with local governments.

–Create a statewide rebate program to replace old appliances with more water- and energy-efficient ones.

–Require new homes to have water-efficient drip irrigation if developers want to use potable water for landscaping.

–Ban the watering of ornamental grass on public street medians.

–Call on water agencies to implement new pricing models that discourage excessive water use.

–Require agricultural to report more water usage information to the state so that regulators can better find waste and improper activities.

–Create a mechanism to enforce requirements that water districts report usage numbers to the state.

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Liberal Media Falsely Claiming Indiana Pizzeria Will “Deny Service To LGBT People”…

As the Washington Examiner points out, the source of this story is an ABC57 article where the reporter clearly states: “the O’Connor family said that if a gay couple or a couple belonging to another religion came in to the restaurant to eat, they would never deny them service.” They would only decline to cater a wedding.

Raw Story:

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Topping off the insanity is Indiana HS teacher Jess Dooley’s call to burn their shop down:

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And while I’m at it, how many weddings have you been to that serve pizza? Personally, none.

BREAKING: Dem Sen. Menendez Indicted By Justice Department…

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He’s wishing this were a sick April Fools Day joke right about now…

UPDATE: Let’s not forget about: Sen. Menendez Outspoken And Highly Critical Of Obama On Iran, Cuba Deals; Considered WH’s Least Fav Dem

 

Hoax? Duke Students Claim They Found Noose Hanging From Tree, School Offers Counseling To Students…

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I have no idea if this is a hoax or legit, but over the past few years these types of  incidents have been hoaxes more often than not. The fact that the newly formed “Duke People of Color Caucus” was quick to pounce on the news doesn’t help the credibility of this story.

Via Guardian:

Duke University students found a noose hanging from a tree along the school’s main thoroughfare early on Wednesday morning, rattling the campus less than two weeks after a black student was allegedly taunted by white students singing a racist chant.

Police removed the noose, made of yellow string, from a tree in Bryan Center Plaza around 2.45am. A spokesman for the department said police were still gathering information on the case.

Larry Moneta, vice-president for student affairs, emailed students hours later, writing: “I can’t begin to describe the disgust and anger I felt, and still feel.

“To whomever committed this hateful and stupid act, I just want to say that if your intent was to create fear, it will have the opposite effect,” he wrote.

Moneta said campus services would be available for all students, and “if we’re able to identify [anyone] responsible for committing this act of intimidation, they will be held fully accountable.”

The Duke People of Color Caucus, an anonymous group recently formed to address racism at the school, posted a statement urging black people to take care: “This campus is not a safe space, and has proven beyond any doubt that it is a hostile environment for any and all black people.”

BREAKING: DOJ Won’t File Contempt Charges Against Lois Lerner…

Shocked faces everyone!

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Islamic State On Assad’s Doorstep After Seizing Large Swaths Of Palestinian Refugee Camp In Damascus…

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ISIS changing their strategy and shifting their focus back to Assad in Syria and away from US-backed forces in Iraq? Makes sense.

Via Daily Mail:

Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus today, marking the terrorist group’s deepest foray the Syrian capital and seat of President Bashar Assad’s power.

ISIS entered the Yarmouk camp as Jordan closed its only functioning border crossing with the country following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.

The militants, who already control large swaths of territory in northern Syria, reportedly entered the camp from the nearby Hajar Aswad neighborhood in southern Damascus in a coordinated attack with their rivals in the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front.

According to the the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS managed to take control of large parts of the Yarmouk camp following clashes with a Palestinian group.

If ISIS manage to gain full control of Yarmouk, the jihadis can potentially use the camp as a base from which to threaten the heart of the capital as possibly challenge Assad himself.

The Palestinian-run refugee camp has been under government siege for nearly two years.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson Says He Didn’t Sign Religious Freedom Bill Because His “Progressive” Son Asked Him Not To…

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Via WaPo:

In his announcement Wednesday that he wouldn’t sign a “religious freedom” bill that had reached his desk, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) offered a personal example of the contentiousness of the issue.

“My son Seth signed the petition asking me to veto the bill,” he said.

Given Hutchinson’s son’s politics, that’s not a big surprise. Seth Hutchinson is an organizer with the Texas State Employees Union and has been “a progressive since college days,” according to this Arkansas Times story.

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HuffPo Mocks Republican Governor Over His Defense Of Gay Marriage Ban . . . One Problem, He’s A Democrat…

You think they would have ran this headline if they knew Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was a Democrat?

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And the inevitable facepalm correction:

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HT: Typical American

Hollywood Moonbat And Top Obama Bundler Harvey Weinstein Sexually Abuses Young Model – Spokesman Doesn’t Deny Leading Smear Campaign After She Went To Cops…

Surprisingly, Weinstein has publicly defended child-rapist Roman Polanski.

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His spokesman today refused to deny he was behind a smear campaign leaked to the press to try and discredit the woman.

Via NY Daily News

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is accused of groping a 22-year-old Italian model he met at the red-carpet premiere of his Radio City “New York Spring Spectacular.”

The model told cops that the Oscar-winning Hollywood producer sexually abused her after coaxing her to his Manhattan office on the pretext of talking business, sources told the Daily News.

The woman informed cops that Weinstein, a married 63-year-old father of five, groped her breasts and reached up her skirt around 6 p.m. Friday in his third-floor office at the Tribeca Film Center on Greenwich St., sources said.

“He asked if her breasts were real before touching them,” a police source said. “She asked him to stop, and he put his hand up her skirt. He asked for a kiss; she responded ‘No.’”

Once the model left Weinstein’s office, she called a friend and described what happened, another police source said. The friend took her to the 9th Precinct stationhouse in the East Village, and officers there drove her to the 1st Precinct station in Tribeca to report the incident.

“She really was very upset,” said a third police source.

Weinstein has been questioned by police. Sex-crime detectives for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. were expected to meet with the woman Monday to determine whether to file charges.[…]

NYPD Special Victims Squad detectives interviewed Weinstein on Saturday when he voluntarily met them at the 1st Precinct. During the interview, he asked to speak to his lawyer and was allowed to leave. […]

In September 2009, Weinstein spoke out against efforts to extradite director Roman Polanski from Switzerland to the U.S. to face 1977 charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old. Polanski pleaded guilty to the charges before fleeing the country.

Weinstein, whose company had distributed a film about the Polanski case, questioned whether Polanski committed any crime.

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HT: kdhouse

White House Won’t Condemn Harry Reid For Defending His Lies On Senate Floor About Romney Not Paying Taxes…

Shocker of the day!

HT: Free Beacon

Michelle Obama Starts Hashtag Campaign To Fight Scourge Of People Who Can’t Find A National Park…

Apparently there is a big problem in America of people who wander around aimlessly looking for a national park.

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University Of New Mexico To Celebrate “Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance And Resilience Day”…

UNM students chanting “indigenous land” on Columbus Day last year:

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Also known as “Kill Gringo Day.”

Via Campus Reform:

The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) voted unanimously earlier this month to officially recognize a new holiday: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance and Resilience Day.

The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) administration will have the final say regarding whether the holiday will be enacted.

Although the university does not celebrate Columbus Day on any of the academic or cultural calendars, ASUNM is hoping to establish a celebration that reflects the views of the student population toward the events surrounding the beginning of colonization.

“We would like to start the celebration of Indigenous People’s Resistance and Resilience Day to show our school’s understanding and support of all students, and to remember that, even through these events in the past, the indigenous peoples have stood strong in the face of so many hardships,” Jenna Hagengruber, ASUNM’s vice president, said in an email to Campus Reform.

The resolution claims to align with UNM’s overall mission of promoting diversity on campus and its mission statement of “enhancing the overall well-being of society.”

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Indiana High School Teacher Calls For Burning Down Pizza Shop Over Christian Beliefs On Gay Marriage…

Jess Dooley, who teaches at Concord High School in Elkhart, wants everyone to grab the pitchforks.

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Concord High School
Athletic Director: David Preheim
59117 Minuteman Way
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: (574) 875-4804
Fax: (574) 875-0103

But don’t worry, it’s those crazy conservatives who are the intolerant ones.

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Screenshot HT: Mamadoxie,

Update: The initial report of her being a Mass teacher was incorrect.

Lurch Groupies? People Shout “We Love You John!” As Kerry Takes Stroll During Nuke Talks In Switzerland…

Looks like someone left the door open at the insane asylum.

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Radical Shiite Imams Fighting On Front Lines In Iraq To Stoke Islamic Fervor Among US-Backed Militia Fighters Battling ISIS…

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Apparently Obama thinks these guys are better than ISIS because he has the U.S. military providing air support for them in Tikrit.

Via BuzzFeed:

The imam stepped through the broken village holding an assault rifle and wearing combat fatigues. All that stood out from the militiamen around him was the black turban that marked him as a holy man of Shiite Islam. He was at ease with the fighters as they stood amid the wreckage of a battle that drove ISIS from this patch of territory on the edge of Anbar in western Iraq. “This is my duty,” he said.

Murad al-Sharifi had completed years of religious study with plans to become a community imam when Iraq’s top Shiite cleric issued a call to arms in June. The fatwa from 84-year-old Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani helped to raise a volunteer force some 100,000 strong — and these militia have played a critical role in the fight against ISIS, which pushes an extremist version of Sunni Islam. But the growing strength of the militia has also brought fears that they will respond to ISIS’s atrocities with abuses of their own as Iraq enters a new stage in its history of sectarian strife.

At the center of the struggle are imams like Sharifi that many of the militia groups have dispatched to the front. They say their role is to stoke the religious passions that inspired the volunteers to join the fight — while also working to keep them in line. Sharifi said that in addition to fighting, leading prayers and counseling soldiers, he tries to keep their fervor from boiling over into sectarian attacks. He promotes the message that the minority Sunni Arab population — in a country increasingly dominated by its Shiite majority — are victims of ISIS too. Yet his very presence on the front was a testament to the war’s religious charge.

ISIS targets the imams with snipers, Sharifi said, and he knew of several who had died. But he was undeterred by dangers that were a far cry from the mosque-bound job he once had in mind. “As an imam,” he said, “you have to be in front.”

The militia officially work under the umbrella of the Iraqi government — and they have become its main fighting force, vastly outnumbering the military’s soldiers in key offensives across the country. In the largest battle against ISIS to date, in the city of Tikrit, the militia accounted for more than three-quarters of the troops, according to the U.S. military’s top general. They are backed by Iranian weapons, training and military advisors. “All we have to count on is God and Iran,” one fighter joked.

The outsized role of the militia — and the presence of the Iranians — initially led the U.S. to sit out the Tikrit offensive. But the U.S. military commenced airstrikes there last week, and the Iraqi government declared victory in the city on Tuesday.

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Arkansas Legislators Approve Their Own Religious Freedom Bill – UPDATE: GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson Refuses To Sign Bill…

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Good for them.

Via Truth Revolt:

On Tuesday, Arkansas legislators, ignoring the deafening cry from LGBT supporters against Indiana’s religious freedom law, finished approving their own version of a similar bill. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has already indicated that he would sign the bill once it was sent to him, and with the 67-21 vote approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Arkansas House, Hutchinson will get his chance. The Arkansas Senate already has approved the bill.

Hutchinson told KARK that the bill represents an effort to balance religious freedom and equal protection of the law, saying bluntly, “This bill tries to do that, and it’s not that complicated.”

The hue and cry over the religious freedom bill in Indiana prompted the governors of New York, Connecticut and Washington to curtail some government travel to Indiana. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy blustered, “They knew what they were doing. They were going to make it legal to refuse to serve gay men and women. Somebody has to call them on it.” Resorting to typical Democrat name calling, he said of Indiana Governor Mike Pence on MSNBC, “When you see a bigot, you have to call him on it.”

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UPDATE: Hutchinson bowing to the unruly mob.

Washington (CNN) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he does not plan to sign the religious freedom bill that sits on his desk right now, instead asking state lawmakers to make changes so the bill mirrors federal law.

The first-term Republican governor said he wants his state “to be known as a state that does not discriminate but understands tolerance.”

His decision comes in the wake of an uproar in Indiana, where Gov. Mike Pence has faced pressure from businesses, sports associations like the NCAA and popular culture figures to backtrack on a similar religious freedom law he signed last week. In Arkansas, it’s been Walmart heaping apply the most pressure.

Hutchinson asked lawmakers to recall the law that the Arkansas House had given final approval on Tuesday — or to send him follow-up legislation that makes the changes he requested.

Indiana Pizza Shop’s Christian Owners Say They Would Decline To Cater A Gay Wedding . . . National Freakout Ensues…

Level 7 meltdown in progress.

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Via Politico:

One Indiana business is getting slammed online after giving the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act a rave review.

On Tuesday, the proprietors of Walkerton’s Memories Pizza praised Gov. Mike Pence for protecting religious freedom and said they would choose not to serve their pies at any same-sex weddings.

“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal O’Connor, whose family owns Memories Pizza, told ABC57.

O’Connor said she “definitely agree[s] with the bill” and called the pizza shop a “Christian establishment.”

“We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe anything,” O’Connor said.

As the story circulated online, Yelp reviewers immediately took to the restaurant ratings website to give the pizza shop some colorful reviews.

“They have a great pizza. It’s the intolerance special with toppings of hate, bigotry, stupidity, and old fashioned beliefs,” one review by “Jarrett J.” of Sydney, Australia said.

Another Yelp reviewer posted a photo of naked men holding pizza boxes.

“Food tastes like discrimination,” a third review said.

UC Berkeley To Stop Calling Freshmen “Spring Admits” Because It Could Hurt Their Feelings…

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Protect the delicate psyche of the special little snowflakes at all costs!

Via Camopus Reform:

In an effort to make the campus more “inclusive,” freshmen students who are admitted for the spring semester at the University of California, Berkeley, will no longer be referred to as “spring admits.”

According to The Daily Californian, the public school’s student newspaper, the change is an effort to make students who are admitted for the spring semester feel less inferior to those admitted in the fall. Amy Jarich, assistant vice chancellor and director of undergraduate admissions, told the student publication that “spring admit” students can feel as though “their admission was significantly different” from other freshmen.

The Daily Californian reported that students who are admitted in the spring can be a part of one of three categories: Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), an academic program where students can live on campus and attend games and classes through an extension program; fall semester off to work, travel, or take classes elsewhere; or enroll in a study abroad program for freshmen.

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Pro-Abortion Fanatic Barack Obama Proclaims April “National Donate Life Month”…

“God bless Planned Parenthood” – Barack Obama

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