Lib Rag Guardian Claims West’s Response To Ebola Has Been Racist, “Ebola Now A Stand-In For ‘Blackness'”…

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C’mon people, Ebola is only a virus that liquifies your organs and causes you to bleed internally and externally, stop being so racist!

Via Guardian:

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the United States, was not the right kind of victim for the west: he wasn’t a pretty young woman smiling in sunglasses as a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley licks her cheek; he didn’t have a young, benevolent doctor’s face that looks “appropriate” plastered on newspapers; he wasn’t a kindly older nurse who told reporters how God had spared her. He wasn’t the kind of person to whom primetime news specials would dedicate 20 minutes and glorify with quotes from loved ones about his kind spirit or ceaseless determination to overcome an unfair affliction.

Thomas Eric Duncan was black, he was poor, and he was African.

A Dallas hospital turned away the uninsured Liberian immigrant after an initial exam concluded he suffered only from a “low-grade viral disease”, and the media turned him into the unsympathetic, undeserving face of a contagion with which the west is frantically grappling.

He – and the West Africans to whom he is tied by both birth and cause of death – have become nothing more than disease vectors responsible for infecting innocent western health workers, tarnishing pristine nations by importing the blemish of an African scourge. And yet, American citizenship alone does not sanitize the blight of blackness; Amber Joy Vinson, the second healthcare worker diagnosed with the virus, is already being met with scrutiny as Nina Pham’s quarantined dog receives an outpouring of support.

Ebola now functions in popular discourse as a not-so-subtle, almost completely rhetorical stand-in for any combination of “African-ness”, “blackness”, “foreign-ness” and “infestation” – a nebulous but powerful threat, poised to ruin the perceived purity of western borders and bodies. Dead African bodies are the nameless placeholders for (unwarranted, racist) “panic”, a conversation topic too heavy for the dinner table yet light enough for supermarket aisles.

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Obama Again Claims You Can’t Get Ebola On A Bus… One Day After CDC Quarantined A Bus Over Ebola Fears…

Amateur hour continues.

Via CNS News:

One day after a bus that had departed from the Pentagon was quarantined on Capitol Hill in an Ebola false alarm, President Obama issued a video message to Americans telling them that “you cannot get it [Ebola] from just riding on a plane or a bus.”

“Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu,” said Obama. “You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus,” Obama said in his weekly video message released by the White House on Saturday.

But on Friday, a bus was quarantined on Virginia Avenue, SE, in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C.

The bus was carrying a group of Marines and family members from the Pentagon to a ceremony that was going to take place at the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill. While it was in the Pentagon parking lot, according to news reports, a woman boarded it and went into the restroom. Shen then exited the bus, vomited and collapsed. According to a Defense Department spokesman, “the individual indicated that she had recently visited Africa.”

The bus departed for the Marine Barracks, but the woman was brought to Inova Fairfax Hospital as a suspected Ebola victim. Meanwhile, the South Parking lot of the Pentagon was closed down, and when the bus approached the Marine Barracks on Capitol Hill it was quarantined.

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Michelle Obama Sends Donuts To Dem Campaign Workers In Illinois…

According to the pool report, it appears Obama threw his wife under the bus.

Salon Calls Bill Maher’s Condemnation Of Pakistan’s Death Sentence Against Christian Woman For Blasphemy A “Hateful Attack On Islam”…

It’s almost like the left is overly-sympathetic to Islam.

Via Salon:

Bill Maher once again made his feelings about radical Islam clear on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Earlier in October “Real Time” was the scene of a much-discussed heated debate with Maher and Sam Harris versus Ben Affleck about radical Islam. Maher also came under fire for calling Islam a religion akin to the “mafia.”

On Friday Maher discussed the case of Asia Bibi, a woman in Pakistan who was found guilty for blasphemy — she allegedly made derogatory comments about the Prophet Muhammad in an argument with another woman — and will face the death penalty.

“So yeah, Sam Harris and I were way off on that,” Maher commented sarcastically.

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Obama To Dems: You Need To Get “Cousin Pookie” Off The Couch And “Tell Him To Vote”…

As in the crack-smoking Pookie from “New Jack City” (played by Obamabot Chris Rock)?

Via RCP:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Starting tomorrow, you can vote too. You’ve got to grab your friends. You’ve got to grab your co-workers. You know, don’t just get the folks you know are going to vote. You’ve got to find Cousin Pookie, he’s sitting on the couch right now watching football, hasn’t voted in the last 5 elections, you’ve got to grab him and tell him to go vote.

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It has been a while since we’ve heard Obama talk about “Cousin Pookie” and his aversion to voting. Still missing: “Ray Ray” and “Uncle Jethro.”

January 2008:

“I need you to grab Cousin Pookie to vote; I need you to grab Ray Ray to vote,” the Illinois senator declared at a mostly black rally in Kingstree, S.C., two days before the South Carolina primary.

Last March, in a sermon at Brown Chapel in Selma, Ala., on the 42nd anniversary of the historic voting rights marches there, Obama also invoked Pookie’s name.

If Cousin Pookie would vote, if Uncle Jethro would get off the couch and stop watching SportsCenter and go register some folks and go to the polls, we might have a different kind of politics,” he said. There were affirmations of recognition.

U.N. In Detroit To Attack City For Shutting Water Off For Residents Refusing To Pay Their Bill…

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U.N unleashes its most fearsome weapon, the dreaded sternly-worded letter, in 3… 2… 1…

‘DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Two United Nations human rights experts in Detroit to observe the impact of water service shutoffs on city residents are expected to publicly discuss their visit.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council are expected to meet with the UN experts Monday before a news conference in downtown Detroit.

Special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Leilani Farha and special rapporteur on the human right to water and sanitation Catarina de Albuquerque were to informally stop by neighborhoods over the weekend where water has been shut off.

They’ve already heard from people who’ve lost service because they haven’t paid their bills. Several hundred Detroiters turned out yesterday for a public hearing on the shut offs.

HT: Drudge

Janet Napolitano: “Outrageous” For Congress To Ask CDC Chief To Issue Travel Ban On Ebola Countries…

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Never mind the fact that multiple polls have found a huge majority of American want a travel ban.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Janet Napolitano on Saturday lambasted Congress for politicizing concerns about the Ebola virus, and drew parallels to the response to 2009’s H1N1 flu pandemic, which she oversaw as Homeland Security Secretary.

Napolitano criticized a recent Congressional hearing on Ebola featuring Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “In the middle of a crisis, pulling Dr. Frieden away from the work he needs to do so Congress members could all make their little press statements — it was shameful,” Napolitano, now president of the University of California, said to The WorldPost at a Pacific Council on International Policy conference.

“It was outrageous to drag the head of the CDC so that they can make very partisan comments and tell him to do something that makes no sense,” said Napolitano, referring to congressional calls to ban travel from Ebola-affected countries.

Taliban’s 3-Year-Old Toddler: “I’m Going To Shoot People”…

What an adorable little scamp.

Via Daily Mail:

Around three years old and holding a gun, this little boy is terrifying proof of how the Taliban is reasserting its grip on Afghanistan.

As Western troops prepare to leave the country after 13 years of war, sinister footage has emerged from one of the fanatics’ strongholds.

In the film, obtained by the BBC, the toddler declares: ‘I’m going to shoot people.’

Other clips show fighters with their faces covered, posing with guns and rocket launchers.

The Taliban has been using the Tangi Valley – just an hour’s drive from the capital Kabul – as a staging post for attacks as it tries to seize back the whole country.

Communist “Workers World Party” Blames Capitalism For Ebola Outbreak

I keep forgetting how Ebola starved millions of people in The Ukraine when Stalin was Secretary General of CCCP…

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Mass School District Adopts Socialist-Inspired Curriculum…

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Then again, this is the People’s Republic of Massachusetts we’re talking about.

Via EAG News:

While many school districts slyly implement far-left social justice reforms behind closed doors, others are flying the red flag proudly.The

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District, which recently subjected middle school students to a social justice assembly that left children sobbing and traumatized, penned a 63 page document in 2008 detailing their intent to socially transform America, via your children.

The document, titled Social Justice Commitment, clearly outlines Amherst-Pelham’s fervent dedication to an all-encompassing and radically progressive social justice curriculum.

The district’s “philosophy and rationale” for the commitment states:

A cultural shift in our school system is indicated… which targets the collective and visible implementation of “a curriculum for social responsibility in which the balance shifts away from the individual and towards the social whole.”

According to a 2011 document providing a “history of equity work” in the district, this “philosophy and rationale” comes from “the Curriculum and Instruction goals of the BAMSS Standards of Practice and the district’s call for equitable instructional action ‘in every classroom, every day.’”

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Obama’s Aides Secretly Preparing Work Permits For Up To 11 Million Illegal Immigrants…

Via Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama deputies are secretly preparing to print work permits for up to 11 million illegal immigrants over the next two years, despite the nation’s high unemployment, stalled wages and increasing automation.

If Obama actually goes ahead with the plan that is sketched in a federal contract document, he would provide employers with the ability to legally hire 13 million foreign workers even as 12 million Americans turn 18 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The plan to print millions of work permits and green cards — dubbed “permanent resident cards” — is outlined in Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 federal announcements to contractors.

The contract plan was discovered by the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors a lower level of immigration.

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Report: Haqqani Network Jihadist Leaders Visited Gitmo Detainees Released By Obama In Qatar…

Via LWJ:

The Taliban has released a statement concerning the recent capture of two Haqqani Network leaders, claiming that the Afghan government has lied about the circumstances surrounding the raid that netted them. The Taliban also claims that the pair had recently visited the senior Taliban leaders freed from Guantanamo earlier this year.

The Taliban’s statement could not be independently verified.

On Oct. 16, the Afghan government announced the capture of Anas Haqqani, who is the youngest son of veteran jihadist leader Jalaluddin Haqqani, and Qari Abdul Rasheed Omari, the network’s military commander for southeastern Afghanistan. They were detained on Oct. 14.

Omari is the younger brother of Mohammad Nabi Omari, a senior Taliban official who was held at Guantanamo from late 2002 until May when he, along four other Taliban commanders held in US custody, were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The “Taliban Five,” as they’ve been dubbed in the US, were transferred to Qatar, where they are supposed to live for one year after their release.

The Taliban says in its statement that the younger Omari had recently met with his more infamous older brother in Qatar.

According to the Taliban, Anas Haqqani had been in Qatar as well. Anas Haqqani was captured after “he embarked on his first foreign visit to meet the freed Guantanamo detainees after an invitation by the family of Mawlawi Mohammad Nabi Omari (former Guantanamo detainee).

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Poll: More Voters Say Bush Was Better Manager Of Government Than Obama…

Obamabots recoil in horror.

HT: Free Beacon

America’s “Most Influential Muslim” Leader Endorses Sharia Law In Letter Condemning ISIS…

“Moderate” Islam?

Via BCF:

This year’s issue of The Muslim 500 names Sheikh Hamza Yusuf as the most influential Muslim-American. He is often portrayed as a moderate, but he recently endorsed Sharia governance and heads an Islamist college in California with extremist faculty.

Yusuf is ranked as the 35th most influential Muslim in the world by the publication. He is described as the “leading Islamic authority” in America. He is the current president and a senior faculty member of Zaytuna College in California.

He and 17 other Muslim-American leaders signed a letter condemning the tactics of the Islamic State terrorist group and offering theological rebuttals. It is a letter that earned them tremendous positive publicity by news outlets that didn’t notice that the letter endorsed the resurrection of the Caliphate and Sharia governance, specifically its brutal hudud punishments.

“Hudud punishments are fixed in the Qu’ran and Hadith and are unquestionably obligatory in Islamic Law,” point 16 of the letter states.

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Obama Heckled Over Immigration Reform Again In Maryland, Responds By Blaming Republicans…

Obama blaming Republicans… shocker.

Via Grabien:

President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail here Sunday, vouching for his law school classmate and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Anthony Brown, even after he was interrupted by a pro-immigration reform protester.

“The problem is, I’m actually for immigration reform,” Obama said at Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School here, after a young man holding a handwritten sign reading “#Not1More” shouted out. “Of course, he should be protesting the folks who are blocking it, but that’s OK.”

U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going To ISIS…

Your tax dollars, hard at work.

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.”

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European. The fear is that stopping aid would hurt innocent civilians and would be used for propaganda purposes by the militants, who would likely blame the West for added hardship.

The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes.

Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants, who are funding themselves from oil smuggling, extortion and the sale of whatever they can loot, including rare antiquities from museums and archaeological sites.

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Islamic State Animals Behead University Professor In Front Of Her Children…

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Via Al Alam:

An Iraqi proffesor who had protested against crimes ISIL commited in Mousel-Iraq has beheaded infront of her children.

ISIL terrorists beheaded “Hanna Al-Baghdadi”, former university professor thursday morning while her family and also her children were watching this brutal crime.

She was accused of posting some notes in her facebook page against ISIL and critised this terrorist group’s activities against innocent people.

Democrat About-Face, With Some In Tight Races Now Calling For Travel Ban To Prevent Ebola

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Trying not to get caught in the government Ebola debacle.

Via Newsmax:

Democrats are now sounding more like Republicans on the Ebola crisis, with candidates in critical races calling this week for travel bans to avoid being tied to yet another Obama administration debacle as Election Day nears.

“It is just common sense that we need a travel ban from West Africa,” Democratic pollster and analyst Doug Schoen told Newsmax on Saturday. “And Democrats have realized that in tight Senate races that hang in the balance it is common sense, not partisanship, that gives them the best chance of getting elected.”

This is particularly acute “in a year where the president’s job approval is at or below 40 percent in swing states,” Schoen said.

Perhaps the biggest flip-flop came on Friday, when North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan called for a West African ban — two days after dismissing it as a way to contain the deadly disease.

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Pictures Found In Kobaini Show ISIS Monsters Preparing To Behead Baby Girl, Playing Soccer With Decapitated Heads…

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Exterminate these vermin by any means possible.

Via Daily Mail:

An horrific image has emerged of a baby girl moments from being beheaded by IS.

The picture is among several recovered by Kurdish soldiers from the mobile phones of dead fanatics in the Syrian town of Kobane.

It shows the child being pinned to the floor, in clear distress as a knife is held to her throat.

It is feared she may have been beheaded along with her family for being an Alevi Muslim, a branch of Islam whose followers have been targeted by IS.

Other pictures show beheadings and jihadis playing football with the severed heads of victims.

They were found by Kurdish YPG fighters defending the besieged town, where more than 1,100 are thought to have been killed since last month.

The photo of the girl is believed to have been taken a week last Friday. There were no shots of her decapitation and her body has not been found, leading some to hope she had a miraculous escape.

The many fighters who have circulated the picture on Facebook have nicknamed her ‘Melek’, meaning angel.

Current Ebola Outbreak Traced Back To Family Eating Bushmeat In Guinea…

Hunting and eating virus-ridden bats is a bad idea, who knew?

Via BBC:

Bushmeat is believed to be the origin of the current Ebola outbreak. The first victim’s family hunted bats, which carry the virus. Could the practice of eating bushmeat, which is popular across Africa, be responsible for the current crisis?

The origin has been traced to a two-year-old child from the village of Gueckedou in south-eastern Guinea, an area where batmeat is frequently hunted and eaten.

The infant, dubbed Child Zero, died on 6 December 2013. The child’s family stated they had hunted two species of bat which carry the Ebola virus.

Bushmeat or wild animal meat covers any animal that is killed for consumption, principally chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats and monkeys. It can even include porcupines, rats and snakes.

In some remote areas it is a necessary source of food – in others it has become a delicacy.

In Africa’s Congo Basin, people eat an estimated five million tonnes of bushmeat per year, according to the Centre of International Forestry Research.