MSNBC’s Token RINO Joe Scarborough Accuses Israel Of “Killing Women And Children Indiscriminately”…

Joe Scarborough

For someone who claims to be a “100-percent supporter of Israel” Scarborough seems awfully eager to buy into Hamas’ propaganda.

Via Mediaite:

…Describing himself as a “100-percent supporter of Israel,” Scarborough noted that when he was in Congress, there was a joke that “anytime I wanted a key to the city of Tel Aviv, I could get a gold-plated one.”

Thursday on Morning Joe, however, Scarborough said: “This continued killing of women and children, in a way that appears to be indiscriminate, is asinine.” He added that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza was not just tragic for Palestinians, but significantly looks bad for the Israeli people and for the United States.

“We will rue the day that this is happening every day,” he continued. “As much as we all hate Hamas, what is going to replace Hamas is going to be much worse. It’s going to be a radical Islamist group instead of a power-hungry, corrupt people that despise Israelis. This is such a nightmare that is unfolding.”

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Massachusetts Middle School Will Now Focus On Teaching Students “Social Justice”…

Sounds more like a reeducation camp than a middle school.

SPRINGFIELD – John J. Duggan Middle School is undergoing more than a name change this fall as it begins a four-year transition from a Grade 6 to 9 school to a Grade 6-12 Expeditionary Learning Magnet School with an emphasis on issues of social justice.

Over the the last few weeks, Michael Calvanese, newly appointed principal at Duggan, has been hiring and recruiting new teachers to join his team in an effort to shape a school experience that focuses on character development and a respect for others as well teaching them English, math and science skills. There will be some returning teachers but there will a lot of new faces too, he said. [...]

The middle school grades will continue to stay at 180 to accommodate students for whom Duggan is a neighborhood school. Students in the middle school will also benefit from the “social justice model,” he said. “It’s an age when students believe in fairness,” he said, adding that it “will be our job” to help them tap that sense of justice to advocate for themselves and for others including their classmates.

The social justice theme at the school will help “students explore connections to community issues, environmental stewardship, global knowledge and understandings and equity,” according to its web site.

Calvanese said teachers will strive to incorporate social justice concerns into other subject areas. A science class focusing on energy might include conservation concerns, he said. “The possibilities are endless,” he said.

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Pro Amnesty Chamber Of Commerce To Endorse Al Franken’s Challenger


An endorsement I wouldn’t want.

Via National Journal

The U.S Chamber of Commerce will be endorsing GOP businessman Mike McFadden in the Minnesota Senate race, the latest sign Republicans view Democratic Sen. Al Franken as increasingly vulnerable.

“I’m honored to have their endorsement. They know Minnesota is a state we can win,” McFadden said in an interview about the pending endorsement.

The endorsement will be formally announced by the chamber Monday at an event in Burnsville, Minn. McFadden has been in Washington meeting with officials at the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week to discuss the state of the campaign.

This year, the Chamber of Commerce has been aggressive in backing favored candidates, helping boost Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho, among others, in contested primaries. They’ve spent over $17 million so far in Senate and House contests, all to back pro-business Republicans. They suffered their first setback last week when Rep. Jack Kingston lost the Georgia Senate runoff to businessman David Perdue.

The Minnesota Senate race is emerging as potentially competitive, despite receiving less attention than other battleground contests. This week, University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato moved the Franken race into the “Leans Democratic” category, calling it a potential sleeper contest. Unlike other targeted Democratic senators in 2014, Franken has maintained a solidly liberal voting record, rarely breaking with President Obama on high-profile issues.

In a very favorable Democratic year, Franken won by 312 votes against former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008—a race that ended in a protracted post-election recount. He’s kept a low profile in Congress since being elected, rarely granting interviews with national media.

Despite raising an impressive $14.2 million throughout the cycle, Franken has spent heavily throughout the year, leaving him with only $5 million in his campaign account at the end of June. McFadden, who locked up the GOP nomination in May, has banked $2 million.

U.N. Human Rights Chief Attacks U.S. For Not Providing Hamas With Anti-Rocket System Like Israel’s Iron Dome…

She also accuses Israel of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.”

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights official accused both Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war, but reserved her harshest words for the Israeli government, which she said Thursday was deliberately defying international law. [...]

Israeli’s initial aerial campaign against Hamas broadened to a ground offensive on July 17. Pillay said the government has defied international law in Gaza by attacking civilian areas with schools, hospitals, homes and U.N. facilities.

“None of this appears to me to be accidental,” Pillay said of Israel at a news conference in Geneva to mark the end of her six-year term. “They appear to be defying — deliberate defiance of — obligations that international law imposes on Israel.”

She also criticized Israel’s strikes on Gaza’s power plant, sewer systems and water wells as part of a similar pattern of destruction during the 2009 Gaza war.
“What I’m seeing now is a recurrence of the very acts that the Gaza fact-finding mission indicated as constituting war crimes and crimes against humanity,” she said.

Pillay also took aim at the U.S., Israel’s main ally, for providing financial support for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system.

“No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling,” she said.

Libyan Jihadist Group Ansar Al-Sharia Declares Benghazi An “Islamic Emirate”…

Via Al Arabiya:

Libya’s Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an “Islamic emirate,” the group’s representative said.

Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted by the United States over its alleged role in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

An official representative for the armed group told a local radio channel that Benghazi is now under its control.

“Benghazi has now become an Islamic emirate,” said Mohammed al-Zahawi, the spokesman, to Radio Tawhid.

Ansar al-Sharia’s declaration comes following two days of fighting in which Islamist fighters and allied militiamen overran an army base in the city.

Al Arabiya’s correspondent in Libya reported that Islamist groups had seized the headquarters of the Libyan army’s Special Forces in Benghazi late on Tuesday following heavy fighting.

Sheila Jackson Lee: It’s A “Historical Fact” We Never Tried To Impeach Bush… One Problem, She Co-Sponsored A Bill To Impeach Bush…

If she had a brain she’d be dangerous.

Via Yid With Lid:

LEE: I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.

Sheila, does H.RES.1258 ring a bell?

As France Grants Asylum To Iraqi Christians, Rep. Wolf Slams ‘Silence’ In Washington

Iraq Attack Michigan Rally

The Iraqi Christians would have to enter the US thru the southern border.

Via CNS News

The French government says it is willing to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians in the face of a jihadist onslaught against them.

“We are assisting displaced persons who are fleeing the Islamic State’s threats and seeking refuge in Kurdistan,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a joint statement this week. “Should they so wish, we are prepared to offer them asylum on our soil.”

In Washington, meanwhile, a leading religious freedom advocate on Capitol Hill slammed both President Obama and Congress Tuesday for their “silence” about the plight of Iraq’s Christians, which he said amounted to “genocide.”

“The silence in this town – in Washington – is deafening,” Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said on the House floor. “Does Washington even care?”

After seizing control of Mosul and other areas in northern and western Iraq last month, the al-Qaeda-inspired jihadist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in mid-July ordered those Christians who had not yet fled to convert to Islam, pay a Qur’an-mandated tax levied on conquered non-Muslims, or be killed.

“The ultimatum issued to these communities in Mosul by ISIS is the latest tragic example of the terrible threat facing these people – who have historically been an integral part of the region – by jihadist groups in Iraq as well as Syria and elsewhere,” Fabius and Cazeneuve said in their statement.

“France is outraged by these brutalities, which it condemns in the strongest possible terms.”

In his speech, Wolf highlighted the important place Iraq holds in the origins of Judeo-Christianity, noting that, after Israel, the Bible contains more references to places in Iraq than any other country.

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DNC Chief Wasserman Schultz: Obama “Doing His Job Less Often” Than Any President Since Grover Cleveland…

DWS is the gift that keeps on giving.

Iran’s “Moderate” President Hassan Rouhani Calls Israel A “Festering Zionist Tumor”…

Hassan Rouhani

That doesn’t sound “moderate” to me.

Via Free Beacon:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a “festering Zionist tumor.”

Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Iran’s extremist ways, appears to be adopting a violent tone similar to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has advocated for the complete destruction of Israel in recent days.

“Today, this festering Zionist tumor has opened once again and has turned the land of olives into destruction and blood and littered the land with the body parts of Palestinian children,” Rouhani was quoted as saying in a statement that was translated by the Brookings Institution.

Video: Liberals In D.C. Asked If They Will Volunteer To House Illegal Immigrants…

Shockingly, the idea wasn’t met with much support.

Via CNS News:

We are hearing a lot these days about the need to have “compassion” for the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have illegally crossed the southern border. But, the government definition of “compassion” seems to include moving large groups of these kids from the southern border into towns across the United States, without telling the citizens who are currently living there.

I decided to go to a liberal area and find out how people felt about having illegal minors bussed into their town. Not surprisingly, many of them were perfectly fine with the prospect. But, I quickly learned that their sympathies only went so far.

Obviously, the idea of bringing these kids to beautiful Northern Virginia all seemed great – in theory – to many of the people I talked to. But, support for my initiative stopped at agreeing to sign a piece of paper. When I asked these citizens to do anything more to help solve the problem, their sympathy seemed to quickly evaporate.

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“Moderate” Palestinian Leader: Jews Deserved To Die In The Holocaust…

By Palestinian standards he’s still a moderate.

(INN) – Former Palestinian Authority security chief Jibril Rajoub, often touted as a “Palestinian moderate”, has accused Israel of inflicting a “holocaust” on Gaza – while saying that Jews deserved the genocide inflicted on them by the Nazis.

In an interview with Palestinian Authority TV, translated by MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), Rajoub – who is a senior member of the Fatah party’s Central Committee – labeled Israeli society as “a fascist society”, adding that “the racism of this fascist society is unparalleled throughout history.”

One parallel that Rajoub could find, however, was with Nazi Germany, claiming that Israelis were “the new Nazis”, and that “Israel, (especially) the Israeli right wing, constitutes a replica of Hitler, Eichmann and Goebbels.”

His statements followed a long introduction by his interviewer, who also equated Israeli actions with the holocaust, accusing “the people who today evoke the spirit of Nazism” of “master(ing) the art of genocide.”

Towards the end of the interview, Rajoub made the oft-repeated claim by Palestinian officials and their supporters that the establishment of the State of Israel was the result of European guilt over the holocaust, intentionally ignoring the indigenous status and nearly 4,000-old ties of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.

Going further, he claimed that Jews had only suffered the holocaust because of their own “behavior”.

CAIR Attacks St. Louis Jewish Group For Sending Pizzas To Israeli Soldiers…

Instead of calling them soldiers, CAIR refers to them as “those killing civilians in Gaza.”

Grassroots effort brings a slice of home to IDF soldiers – St. Louis Jewish Light

Sometimes it’s the little things that can mean the most. Like a slice of pizza to an Israeli soldier on the front lines in the Israel-Gaza war, who is tired of eating tuna from a can.

“Slices for Soldiers” is an initiative begun by Nusach Hari B’nai Zion in Olivette. Initially, more than $2,200 was raised to send 160 pizzas to Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and families confined to bomb shelters in Sderot, Ashkelon and Ashdod, three war-torn regions in southern Israel. In the past few days, another $1,000 has been collected, which will go to sending another wave of pizzas; the hope is to keep raising money and sending pizzas for as long as the war continues.

Richard Woolf, chairman of NHBZ’s Israel Committee, explained that the initiative was born after congregants Dr. Ethan Schuman and his wife, Debbie, sent a few pizzas to Israeli troops outside of Gaza. The Schumans let Rabbi Ze’ev Smason and members of the shul’sIsrael Committee know that local Jews could order pizzas in Israel for soldiers and families on the front lines, thinking NHBZ might be interested in organizing a congregational effort.

Around that time, on a Sunday, Woolf and his family were at a barbecue hosted by Emelynn Hasky, a friend in St. Louis, whose brother is in the IDF. Hasky and her brother were texting back and forth when he told her how sick he was of eating tuna out of a can.

“That’s when we decided to run with the pizza idea,” said Woolf, “and create an initiative behind it.”

On Monday, July 14, an email was sent to NHBZ congregants explaining that the shul would be ordering and delivery pizzas to troops in Israel. Some then used social media to advertise the effort.

Kansas City Nonviolence Rally Marred By Multiple Fights

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Rival circus performers.

Via Kansas City Star

A circus parade and rally for nonviolence that drew hundreds of people to the Linwood Shopping Center on Tuesday evening had to be cut short when multiple fights broke out.

Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté said the organizers stopped the event. He tweeted that the crowds dispersed and there were no reported injuries.

But the fighting marred an event, called “Your Life Counts,” that was intended to celebrate survival in a city plagued by crime.

Performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus paraded north on Prospect Avenue from 39th Street to the rally.

The guest of honor was Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, the 10-year-old boy who was paralyzed from the waist down in a Kansas City shooting that killed his father earlier this year.

“I’m not a talker,” the boy said into a microphone as he sat in the front seat of a light-blue convertible. “Thank you all for praying.”

Alvin Brooks of the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime called Ka’Vyea a leader and encouraged the crowd to continue to pray that he will walk again.

“There are a number of young Ka’Vyeas out there that have been victimized by us,” Brooks said. “Folks who look just like us. Because of the evilness and the mean-spiritedness whenever these things happen.”

Two girls, 13 and 14 years old, each spoke with emotion about losing their older brothers to violence.

The UniverSoul Circus, which is performing through Saturday at Kemper Arena, is organizing anti-violence events around the country.

“We must fight the fact that much of the music children listen to has violent subject matter, and it’s promoted so well that it is entrenched in the mindset of these kids,” circus owner Cedric Walker said in an announcement. “Well, we’re going to promote positivity. We’re going to feed positivity into these communities.”

Performers in bright costumes walked on stilts through the crowd as Caribbean dancers invited young people from the audience onto the stage to do the limbo.

“Don’t tell me something good can’t happen on Prospect,” Brooks said before the fights broke out.

HT Doug Ross

Dem Rep. John Lewis Outraged: Republicans “Have Never Supported This President!”…

John Lewis

“He has a point, Democrats were so supportive of the Bush administration, the least we can do is back Obama”… said nobody.

Via Breitbart:

An emotional Rep John Lewis (D-GA) took to the house floor Wednesday to argue against the House Republicans proceeding with a lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

“From the first day in office, the Republicans in this House has never supported this president,” Lewis yelled. “Every olive branch he extended was broken. But today, Mr. Speaker, they have reached a low, a very low point. This resolution to sue the president just goes a little too far. It is a shame and a disgrace that we are here debating the suing of the president. The American people deserve better. We can do better. We can do much better.”

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Walsh Plagiarism Case Will Be Reviewed By Pentagon Inspector General


I am calling BS, Walsh wasn’t a Congress Critter when he submitted his thesis. In previous reports the Army War College was going to investigate.


The plagiarism investigation of U.S. Senator John Walsh (D-MT) will end up in the Pentagon following a review by a panel at the U.S. Army War College.

A college spokeswoman told MTN News on Tuesday that it’s standard policy that the Inspector General of the Department of Defense is the “office of record” regarding allegations against former military members who serve in Congress.

The Army War College, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, said it is convening an Academic Review Board following the report last week by the New York Times that shows Walsh plagiarized or failed to properly attribute significant portions of a paper that was key to his obtaining a master’s degree in 2007.

Carol Kerra, a spokeperson for the college, said the involvement of the Department of Defense Inspector General in the situation is neither unusual nor a move to take the investigation away from the college.

“What is out of the ordinary is that we’ve not previously experienced a case with a member of Congress,” she wrote in an email.

The review board will likely start its proceedings no earlier than August 15 and take 30 to 45 day to do its work.

Walsh has been invited to participate in that review.

The board’s written analysis, findings, and recommendation will go then to the college’s deputy commandant, who will then forward the case to the U.S. Army Inspector General, who will then pass it on to the Department of Defense Inspector General.

The Walsh campaign had no comment Tuesday on the process.

Student Palestinian Group Blames SDSU For Gaza Deaths


SDSU can always invest in green energy and unicorn breeding. SJP is getting the talking points from CAIR.

Via The College Fix

A pro-Palestinian campus activist group has laid blame for recent deaths in Gaza very close to home – their home – San Diego State University.

Students for Justice in Palestine recently declared SDSU’s refusal to support divesting from companies that do business with Israel means it has blood on its hands.

The SJP Facebook post included an image of an explosion from an Israeli rocket strike, with the campus logo and headline: “San Diego State University – Ethnic cleansing starts here.”

It went on to state: “After decades of partnership with Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin; and an exceptional performance in 2008 and 2012. We at SDSU are once again, proud sponsors of Israel’s bombing of Gaza. This year we continue to celebrate the blood on our hands from thousands of Palestinians’ deaths by keeping red and black our official colors.”

The declaration comes as the active and controversial student group continues to push its campus to endorse the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement against Israel. SPJAd

Earlier this school year, Students for Justice in Palestine asked the student government to lobby campus officials to divest in certain companies that do business with Israel, including General Electric, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola. The proposal was narrowly defeated by a student government subcommittee by a vote of 10 to 7, The Daily Aztec student newspaper reported in March. A full vote by the Associated Students in April also denied the resolution 16 to 3.

San Diego State officials told The College Fix they have no comment on the issue.

But other SDSU students are alarmed.

The Daily Aztec earlier this month published an opinion piece by Anthony Berteaux “questioning the integrity” of the school’s branch of Students for Justice in Palestine.

“While I used to consider myself pro-divestment and, by default, anti-Israel, ‘Ethnic cleansing starts here’ shook something in me as an Aztec,” Berteaux wrote.

The piece called attention to SJP’s questionable appraisal of the current unrest.

“SJP has been adamant about spreading its message of justice for the Palestinians, and in the process has purposely demonized Israel and its citizens.” This is a skewed and “violent misrepresentation of Israel convenient to the specific narrative of SJP,” according to the column.

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HT College Insurrection

Pelosi: We Must Exploit Border Crisis To “Quickly” Pass Amnesty…


Dems helped foster this mess so they could try and ram amnesty legislation through Congress.

Via Breitbart:

On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Congress should use the border crisis to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation.

At a Congressional Progressive Caucus hearing on the border crisis, Pelosi said the influx of illegal immigrant juveniles is more reason to pass an amnesty bill that Democrats in the Senate like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have said they want to attach to the House’s border bill.

“We should move quickly to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said.

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Head Of Human Rights Watch Endorses Terror Attacks On Israel

HR Watch

Also the rockets by Hamas are a self defense measure against an invading enemy.



Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, claims that terrorist attacks and abductions are not a “rights violation” so long as they only target soldiers.

Tunnels used to attack or capture civilians is a rights violation. Tunnels used to attack or capture soldiers isn’t.

Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) July 29, 2014

Roth appears ignorant of one of the basic tenets of the Geneva Conventions, the distinction between lawful and unlawful combatants. Terrorists are unlawful combatants under the Geneva Conventions because they do not wear uniforms and are not fighting on behalf of a sovereign state.

Roth also appears ignorant of the Fourth Geneva Convention’s explicit prohibition on the taking of hostages. Article 34 reads, in its entirety: “The taking of hostages is prohibited.” Hamas uses tunnels to attempt to take Israelis hostage.

In 2009, the founder and former chairman of Human Rights Watch, Robert Bernstein, publicly disowned the organization over what he said were its double standards and hostility to the Jewish State.

Lib Group Offers “Free” Ice Cream To People If They Agree Global Warming Is Real…

Via Revealing Politics:

Two days of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearings began Tuesday in Denver. Outside the EPA’s LoDo offices were some interesting attractions. There was a tent set up to tout solar energy and another one with a giant inflatable inhaler. The most interesting attraction outside the EPA offices in Denver, however, was the “free” ice ream truck. But just like anything else labeled “free” it wasn’t really free.

A non-profit group called The Climate Reality Project sponsored the truck. To get a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s milk and cookies ice cream you were pushed into a line and handed an iPad. Representatives of The Climate Reality Project then told those eager for some free ice cream that first they had to sign their name and provide an email address. They said they were going to send this info to the Senate to show how many people want action on climate change…or really, free ice cream.

The organization’s materials claimed that the climate is “too hot” (hence the ice cream) and that they want the government to cut carbon pollution. They we also pushing their agenda through social media, calling on the Governor to support the EPA’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The organization tried to start a trend using the hashtag #imtoohot. We’re pretty sure it was used for things other than climate change awareness.

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Fourth Ethiopian Athlete Found Safe After Wandering Off


Messengers for Al Queda?

Via The Register Guard

The fourth Ethiopian athlete missing since Saturday morning from the World Junior Championships track meet in Eugene was located safe by police Tuesday evening in Federal Way, Wash., a University of Oregon Police Department spokesman said.

Zeyituna Mohammed, 18, was contacted at the residence of an acquaintance by Federal Way police, at the request of the UO Police Department, spokesman Kelly McIver said. Federal Way is just north of Tacoma.

The university police had been investigating a missing persons case since late last Friday, when two Ethiopian track team coaches reported about 11 p.m. that four athletes had not checked in at their UO residence hall.

The four athletes — three 18-year-old women and a 17-year-old male — reportedly had left the area by choice with an acquaintance, but police needed to positively confirm the athletes’ safety, McIver said.

Three of the athletes were found safe in Beaverton on Monday afternoon: Amanuel Abebe Atibeha, 17; and Dureti Edao and Meaza Kebede, both 18.

Earlier Tuesday, McIver said police do not know whether the athletes plan to seek political asylum.

“That’s always a question when you have international visitors, especially in an area where there’s unrest,” McIver said.

Sharon Rummery, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, said the agency does not release the names of individuals applying for any immigration services, including asylum, due to federal privacy law.

McIver said the Ethiopian athletes are in the United States legally and can stay per the terms of their visas.

Although foul play was not suspected, UO police were leading the missing persons investigation, with help from Eugene police, Portland police and the FBI, among other agencies.

The missing persons case for the four athletes is now closed, and the university and its police department will have no further information about their situation, McIver said. Law enforcement’s only interest was in confirming the safety of the individuals, he said.

McIver said Tuesday morning that UO police do not know why three of the athletes were in Beaverton. He said the athletes traveled to the city by vehicle, but he did not know whom they traveled with.

“No clear messages were left from the athletes,” he said of any motive for leaving the international track meet early.

Most people who come into the country for non-work reasons are issued tourist visas that typically allow them to stay in the country for six months, a local immigration law attorney previously said.

Mohammed ran in 800-meter race heats at last week’s track meet. She qualified to compete in the final on Thursday and came in sixth place.

The six-day International Association of Athletics Federations event drew athletes from at least 167 countries. The meet concluded Sunday.