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.

Via WFB

[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”…

Hassan-Rouhani

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

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

Via KTUU

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”…

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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

Bummer.

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…

Monsters!

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”…

Rush

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…

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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…

Wonderful.

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…

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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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John Kerry: It’s Crucial That We “Continues To Repudiate The Gross Distortion Of Islam That ISIS Is Spreading”…

When exactly did Kerry become an expert on Islam?

JOHN KERRY: Finally, you can not overstate this, we must repudiate the gross distortion of Islam that ISIS is spreading. Put an end to the sermons by extremists that brainwash young men to join these movements to commit mass- atrocities in the name of god.

Obama’s Bone-Chilling Warning To ISIS: “We Will Find You . . . Eventually”…

U.S. President Obama gestures during a joint news conference with his Estonian counterpart Ilves, at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn

I’m sure ISIS jihadists are shaking in their man-dresses.

(Al Arabiya) – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to eradicate fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria through a careful counter-terrorism strategy but reiterated that U.S. troops would not be deployed as part of the campaign against the militants.

“We will find you eventually,” Obama, addressing ISIS, said at a military base in Tampa, Florida.

The American president said more than 40 countries have offered to help the U.S. led coalition against ISIS, which gained swathes of Iraqi territory in a lightening offensive in June and control provinces in neighboring Syria.

Obama said France and Britain were already flying with the United States over Iraq, adding that Australia and Canada would send military advisors to the country.

Expert: After Benghazi, State Department Hasn’t Done Anything It Promised To Protect Diplomats…

File photo of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi in flames during a protest

No way…

Via Washington Examiner:

An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

“Clear the smoke. Remove the mirrors. Now is the time for the Department of State to finally institutionalize some real, meaningful and progressive change,” said Todd Keil, one of three witnesses interviewed by a new special House panel tasked with investigating the Benghazi attacks.

“Words and cursory actions by the Department of State ring hollow absent transparency and verifiable and sustainable actions to fully put into practice the letter and the intent of our recommendations.”

The special House committee held its first hearing Wednesday, spending almost three hours looking into the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department’s Accountability Review Board, established to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks.

Chicago Part Of U.S. Citizenship Push For Illegal Immigrants…

Rahm Emanuel

I’m sure the gangs in Chicago will welcome them with open arms…

Via Chicago Tribune:

Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

The Cities for Citizenship initiative is getting a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup to help pay for the three cities to expand their naturalization programs. The effort also calls for additional counseling, legal assistance and financial help for immigrants in the urban centers.

The program will be coordinated by two nonprofits — The Center for Popular Democracy and the National Partnership for New Americans — with the aim of encouraging cities across the country to invest in their citizenship drives, according to a news release from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office and the other participants.

The mayors said naturalization would provide the new citizens with access to better jobs, academic scholarships and other benefits, while providing economic boosts to the cities in which they live, according to the release.