Are the Brits naive enough to think this will work? Saudi Arabia had a program like this, several of those who completed it went on to found al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Britain’s governing coalition has agreed that potential Jihadis who return to Britain from abroad should be forced to undergo a de-radicalisation programme when they arrive back in the UK.
The proposal is one of a series of measures agreed by the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats who form Britain’s coalition government.
Also proposed is a new law to force airlines to share full passenger lists with police and security agencies, and plans to temporarily suspend to passports of UK citizens fighting for ISIS, preventing them from coming home.
According to the Sun, talks over the measures were “tense” and going on well into the night last night, ahead of the Prime Minister’s emergency statement in the House of Commons this afternoon.
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -
Two men are facing charges after Volusia County deputies said they started a fight at a bar Wednesday night.
Staff at the Jus’ Beachy Bar on Ocean Shore Boulevard claimed they refused to serve alcohol to 54-year-old Faisal Albagdadi and 30-year-old Ahmed Hindi after they walked into the bar already drunk.
“I need cops at Jus’ Beachy Pecker’s Pub immediately. I got a huge fight going. I mean they’re tearing (expletive) up,” the caller told 911 dispatchers. “We wouldn’t even serve him when he came in, he was so drunk.”
Deputies said that’s when the men got angry and attacked the customers.
“They’re using chairs and everything else,” the caller told dispatchers.
Deputies said the men smashed six bar stools, threw several glasses that cut one woman in the eye and beat up a couple of men. At one point, the fight got so out of control, the dispatcher couldn’t get a hold of the caller.
The men took off before deputies arrived, but the caller was able to get their tag number and the description of their car. Ormond Beach police then quickly tracked down the car and arrested the men.
The arrest report showed that not only did Hindi deny initiating the bar fight, deputies said Albagdadi was uncooperative and threatened to “kidnap an American and behead him, once he’s released from jail.”
Both men face criminal mischief and battery charges. The other customers were not seriously injured. However, the men allegedly caused more than $1,200 in damage.
Albagdadi was previously arrested on Aug. 23 for drunk driving charges.
Faisal Baghdadi is from Saudi Arabia and looking at his Facebook reveals that he is very pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel, with numerous posts and videos advocating that position.
According to News Daytona Beach, Baghdadi said he hated living in America and made other unspecified threats of violence as well. Ahmed Hindi lives at the same address as Baghdadi.
HT: American Mom
Because it was such a smashing success the first time?
Via Times of Israel:
Palestinian sources claimed US Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had spoken on the phone about the possibility of restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks alongside a number of gestures to the Palestinians, including a previously canceled prisoner release.
Israel Radio, citing the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, said on Monday that Netanyahu did not accede to the proposal.
The sources also revealed that Palestinian officials Saeb Erekat and Majid Faraj were due to travel to Washington on Tuesday to present Kerry with a new Palestinian proposal.
The proposal likely calls for the Palestinian Authority to delay a bid to have the United Nations Security Council define a timetable for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, as well as moves to join international bodies, according to Israel Radio, citing Arab media reports. Instead, the sides would spend four months in negotiations defining borders.
Over the past week, there has been increased talk of reviving talks between Israel and the Palestinians after a previous round of negotiations fell apart in April with no results. During the nine months of talks, Israel released three rounds of Palestinian prisoners but balked at a fourth and last release.
I’m hoping they had some reason for doing all this other than just that he wrote a book. But given the “zero tolerance” thing, maybe not.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (WNEW) – A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books using a pseudonym, with one depicting a “futuristic school shooting.”
Members of the Dorchester Sheriff’s Office, the Cambridge Police Department and the Dorchester County Public School board have removed Mace’s Lane Middle School teacher Patrick McLaw for allegedly penning two books under the alias, “Dr. K.S. Voltaer.” One of the books, “The Insurrectionist,” depicts “the largest school massacre” in history, WBOC-TV reports. A second book from 2013, Lilith’s Heir, is also available on Amazon and is described as a sequel penned by “K Voltaer.”
A press release published on Monday by the Dorchester County superintendent of schools says Patrick McLaw, 23, has been placed on a leave of absence pending an ongoing investigation “due to significant matters of concern brought forth by law enforcement.”
Mike Dickinson, the unhinged Virginia Democrat who once sought the House seat formerly held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a tweet Sunday asking God to kill everyone in the NRA with the Ebola virus. The tweet was sent after he issued another message saying he would lead a prayer asking God to murder everyone in the NRA during the debut of his alleged radio program.
“Dear god (sic),” he began. “Please use Ebola to infect the @NRA and it’s various members. For they are A (sic) true virus and true terrorists in America.”
He followed that up with another tweet, telling the world he thinks “there would be no funnier thing then (sic) to see the @NRA s (sic) members in a death clutch of their gun while dealing w Ebola.” Dickinson’s tweets didn’t go over well with anyone.
“I doubt hate speech will help out your campaign…..especially since your (sic) running in Virginia,” one person said. Dickinson, however, is not on the ballot as he elected to not file papers.
Via Fox Nation:
DUNDEE, N.Y. — Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.
Bypassing the political process, private insurers have begun reimbursing doctors for these “advance care planning” conversations as interest in them rises along with the number of aging Americans. People are living longer with illnesses, and many want more input into how they will spend their final days, including whether they want to die at home or in the hospital, and whether they want full-fledged life-sustaining treatment, just pain relief or something in between. Some states, including Colorado and Oregon, recently began covering the sessions for Medicaid patients.
(WTHR) – Columbus Police said they’ve never had anything like it – three churches vandalized in the same night.
Someone spray painted them on the outside. It’s the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank.
“It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!’” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday.
Parishioners saw that, along with the word “Qur’an 3:151″ on their way into mass Sunday morning.
“It’s certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the fire,” explained Father Marcotte.
Specifically, that passage of the Qur’an reads: “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the residence of the wrongdoers.”
Saint Bartholomew’s wasn’t the only Columbus church vandalized.
“It’s really bizarre and the fact that they hit two other Christian Churches. It’s not like we’re all in a line. So why did they pick the three of us,” asked Father Marcotte.
Outside East Columbus Christian Church and Lakeview Church of Christ, members there found the same kind of graffiti Sunday morning.
“Is there somebody that really believes this that we’re all infidels so they felt the need to write it all over our church? “ asked Father Marcote. “Is this some sort of nasty prank? Is this someone that’s trying to incite people against Muslims? I mean I don’t know,” he added.
Donna Brazile Insults Most Of America: Concerns That Obama Have “Strategy” On ISIS Are “Craven Political Ravings Of Hillbillies”
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 1, 2014
Apparently Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers and most of America are all craven raving hillbillies. Way to go, Donna! Keep up that every other month foot-in-mouth action you have going on there!
Did anyone not see this post coming a mile away?
Uber is fabulous free market capitalism in action. The drivers, who can work when they want, and the passengers, who get cheaper better rides, both love it. Because of the nature of how it is structured, bad drivers as well as bad passengers are weeded out. Naturally, that means it must be killed to Leftist Salon. Comments on the article indicate that their usual hipster readership, which utilizes Uber, may disagree with them.
We say hail Uber! Rock on with your bad selves…
What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist societies require regulation?
It is testimony to the ceaseless striving of Uber that Silicon Valley watchers find themselves with new reasons to ponder these questions nearly every week. But the end of August brought special vim and vigor to the debate. In particular, Verge’s publication of Casey Newton’s great scoop about the tactics Uber has been deploying to recruit riders from its top competitor, Lyft, has excited reams of commentary.
No matter what you think of Uber, the scope of “Operation SLOG” (Supplying Long-term Operations Growth) is impressive. Uber has hired hundreds of private contractors in multiple cities and equipped them with multiple burner phones (so as to prevent Lyft from identifying recruiters and blocking them from using its service), as well as credit card numbers and recruitment kits, and mobilized them to lure Lyft drivers over to the other side. Collateral damage to Lyft has extended beyond the siphoning away of drivers. When a Uber recruiter ordered a ride and discovered that the driver was someone who had been previously recruited, he or she immediately cancelled the ride. According to Lyft, Uber has been responsible for more than 5,000 cancelled rides in recent months.
Defenders of no-holds-barred free-market competition see nothing to be alarmed or concerned about. Riders can only benefit from fierce competition for their services, and the number of cancellations is trivial compared to Lyft’s total volume of rides, explains Timothy Lee at Vox. On the other hand, if you are inclined to see Uber as the acme of ruthless and amoral profit-seeking, then the latest news on Uber’s “deceptive tactics” is just one more confirmation of how the company will do anything to win.
So without Republicans everyone would love the federal government? I’m guessing Obama doesn’t realize how stupid that sounds.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November’s midterm elections.
Addressing Democratic donors at a fundraiser in Rhode Island and another in New York, Obama said Republicans had realized that blocking all progress led Americans to become cynical about government. Republicans consider that “a pretty good thing” because they don’t believe in government to begin with, Obama said.
“It doesn’t have to be that way,” Obama said during a barbecue in Purchase, New York. “There has been a certain cynical genius to what some of these folks have done in Washington.”
Not only are Democratic candidates running from Obama, they’re running from Pelosi as well…
Via Daily Caller:
Two Democrats running for congress in West Virginia’s first and second districts took a strong stance against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a state Chamber of Commerce Business Summit Friday.
Asked who he’d like to see as House speaker, Rep. David McKinley, a Republican incumbent in the state’s 1st District said, “Not Nancy Pelosi,” the Charleston Daily Mail reported.
McKinley’s Democratic challenger and state auditor Glen Gainer agreed. “I wouldn’t vote for Nancy Pelosi either,” he said.
Democrat Nick Casey, who’s challenging Republican Alex Mooney for Republican Senate candidate Shelley Moore Capito’s open seat in the 2nd District, said “I cannot support and will not support Nancy Pelosi.”
West Virginia voters have been increasingly frustrated by President Barack Obama’s “War on Coal,” forcing Democratic candidates in a state with deep Democratic roots to distance themselves from Washington.
“If they say that they support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, they are sealing their electoral doom before a single ballot is cast,” A spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee told The Daily Caller. ”On the other hand, if they ‘promise’ to vote against Pelosi, they are guaranteeing that they will be the last voice heard in a weak minority party and will be unable to get anything done for West Virginia.”