White House Still Seeking Coalition In Mideast War, The Lurch 40 Have Not Committed

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Previous reports have ten or forty countries agreeing to join the coalition.

Via Stars and Stripes

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them.

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies that will pledge ground troops to fight the Islamic State group, something the United States does not plan to do. Meantime, McDonough said, U.S. personnel will train and equip Iraqi forces and moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group, also known as ISIS and ISIL.

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States will ramp up air strikes and try to build an international coalition to degrade and eventually destroy the group. [...]

On NBC television’s “Meet the Press,” McDonough said Secretary of State John Kerry “over the coming days” will discuss whether any allied nation has pledged ground troops. “And what he has said is that others have suggested that they’re willing to do that,” McDonough said.

Pressed again on possible pledges of combat troops, McDonough seemed slightly less hesitant. “You will hear from Secretary Kerry that countries are saying that they’re ready to do that,” he said.[...]

Kerry cited reports that France is prepared to use air power against the Islamic militants. On Monday, Paris will host international talks seeking a strategy against the militants in Iraq, where they have overrun vast swaths of territory in the country’s north and west.

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Brother Of Aid Worker Beheaded By ISIS Says Islam Is “Not To Blame”…

He also tries convincing jihadists that Islam is a religion of peace by quoting from the Koran.

London (AFP) – The brother of British hostage David Haines murdered by Islamist militants issued Sunday a tearful video statement about growing religious radicalisation in which he quoted a verse from the Koran.

“We are seeing more and more radicalisation in every walk of life. It is not a race, religion or political issue, it is a human issue,” Mike Haines told British media.

His voice breaking with emotion, Haines read out a passage from the Koran saying: “Since good and evil cannot be equal, repel thou evil with something that is better.”

He added: “The Muslim faith is not to blame for ISIL, nor is it the fault of people of Middle Eastern descent.”

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Among Illegal Aliens Arrested Entering Country, 22 Sexual Predators

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PATAGONIA, Arizona – Agents along the South Texas Border arrested close to 6,800 illegal immigrants including 19 convicted rapists and three fugitives wanted for sexual abuse of children and child pornography within a two week span. During that time frame agents also seized more than $15.5 million in marijuana.

In the Rio Grande Valley sector from August 28 to September 11, agents arrested 6,800 immigrants with 4,300 of those being from countries other than Mexico. Among the arrests, agents arrested three criminal aliens who had sexually related warrants for their arrests and 19 convicted sexual predators half of which had victimized children, information released to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol shows.

One of the criminal aliens had a warrant for child pornography charges out of Houston, another had a warrant for sexual abuse of a child in Washington DC and the third had a sexual abuse of a child warrant out of Plano Texas. The three criminal aliens have since been sent out to their respective areas to face trial.

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Pic Of The Day: Valerie Jarrett Forgets To File Obama’s Horns Down…

Confirmed: Obama is the Devil.

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HT: Drudge

Nerd Loser Poetry: ISIS Pens Poem About 72 Virgins

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The only way they would have any voluntary women was if it was in their dreams or really lousy hilarious poetry…

Via NY Post:

How do Islamic extremists fire up the troops?

Poems about virgins, of course.

During a investigation into home-grown terrorists, the FBI monitored communication between two Boston Muslims, Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra.

Mehanna would be charged with aiding al Qaeda and given 17 years in prison, Abousamra fled the US before arrest, and is now serving as chief propagandist for ISIS.

Abousamra posts beheading videos to the Internet, and promotes them on social media. He’s one of the FBI’s most wanted.

One of the messages between Mehanna and Abousamra was a 2008 poem written by Mehanna, describing the afterlife for a holy warrior.

The ode, which includes the promise of 72 virgins with “round and firm chests,” was distributed online. It still pops up to recruit Westerns to the life of jihad.

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Bill Clinton: GOP Wants You To “Check Your Brain At The Door, Start Foaming At The Mouth”…

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Obamabots unavailable for comment.

Via The Hill:

Former President Bill Clinton railed against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday and framed the midterm elections as more broadly about defining “the terms in which we will relate to each other and relate to the rest of the world.”

Speaking at Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) annual steak fry fundraiser, Clinton said while much had improved in America, one problem still prevailed: “We don’t want to be around anyone that disagrees with us.” [...]

In his speech, Bill Clinton decried Republicans for spending “all their time dissing the president and dumping on the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.”

“Half the time they’re not even running against their opponents. They’re trying to get you to check your brain at the door, start foaming at the mouth,” he said. “The last thing they want you to do is think.”

NY Times: ‘Assault Weapons’ A Myth Democrats Created In 1990s

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Pigs flying…

Via Breitbart:

On September 13, the 20th anniversary of the signing of the federal assault weapons ban, The New York Times ran a column explaining that the very term “assault weapon” is one the “Democrats created” in the 1990s in order to ban “a politically defined category of guns.”

Moreover, the Times points out that the threat posed by the private ownership of “assault weapons” is mythological in comparison to FBI stats on the actual use of such guns in crime.

According to the NYT, America was “suffering from a spike in gun crime…in the early 1990s” so “Democrats created and banned [an entire] category of guns.” The ban lasted from 1994 to 2004 and although crime fell during that time, a “detailed study found no proof” the decline was due to the ban.

Hard numbers showed the percentage of “assault weapons” recovered by police during the ban only rose from 1 percent to 2 percent.

On top of all this, the Times points out that “assault weapons” are not the gun of choice for criminals anyway–and never have been. “In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, FBI data shows.” And as Breitbart News reported on January 15, 2013, deaths in which an “assault rifle” were involved constituted less than .012 percent of the overall deaths in America in 2011.

The New York Times did report one clear outcome of the “assault weapons” ban in 1994–Democrats got creamed at the polls in November.

Florida Imam Repeatedly Chants “Allah Akbar” During 9/11 “Interfaith” Memorial Service…

Thankfully he didn’t self-detonate.

Via Shark Tank:

Considered to be one of the largest Catholic universities in the United States, Barry University, which is nestled in Miami Shores, Florida, hosted an interfaith memorial service to remember the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

According to Laura Loomer, a senior at the university, the service began with Imam Nasir Ahmad, leader of Liberty City’s Mosque Masjid Al Ansar in Miami-Dade County, repeatedly chanting the ominous phrase “Allah Akbar” during his 10-15 minute address.

The phrase Allah Akbar is arabic for “Allah is greatest.”

Loomer said that she, as well as other students and other members of the community, were offended by Ahmad’s use of the phrase during the service, and felt ” insulted that on a day like 9/11 they would allow for a man of Muslim faith to open the service and chant Allah Akbar, the words that suicide bombers and terrorists chant before blowing themselves up.”

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Not Fabulous: UCLA Professor Says Photo ID Laws Will Oppress Transgender Voters…

So no voter ID laws because it could hurt less than .05 percent of the population?

CULLMAN, Ala. — A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law released a report this week saying about 24,000 transgender voters in 10 states with government-issued photo ID requirements for voting could be prevented from casting ballots in November because they don’t have an updated ID that reflects their current gender.

That represents about 28 percent of the transgender population in Kansas, Texas, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia.

“Transgender people who have transitioned face additional burdens to acquiring or updating identification that would fulfill voter ID requirements because they must comply with the requirements for updating the name and gender on their state-issued or federally-issued IDs and records,” wrote study author Jody L. Herman.

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28 Christians Rounded Up In Anti-Christian Sweep In Saudi Arabia, Whereabouts Unknown…

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Saudi Arabia wants us to save their bacon, so to speak, from ISIS. Let’s see John Kerry put some pressure on our “ally” who is guilty of many of the same crimes…

Via Fox News:

Dozens of Christians arrested at a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia need America’s help, according to a key lawmaker who is pressing the State Department on their behalf.

Some 28 people were rounded up Friday by hard-line Islamists from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the home of an Indian national in the eastern Saudi city of Khafji, and their current situation is unknown, according to human rights advocates.

“Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy,” Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, told FoxNews.com. “It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches. This is enforced even though there are over 2 million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.”

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British Muslim Leaders Demand PM Stop Using Name “Islamic State,” Say It Should Be Called “Un-Islamic State”…

Claim Cameron is spreading jihadist propaganda by calling ISIS by its formal name.

Via Independent:

Calling the terror group that today claimed to have killed another aid worker the Islamic State legitimises it, and politicians should stop using its preferred name to help halt the radicalisation of British Muslims, leading groups have said.

A group of prominent Muslims has written to David Cameron to ask that he uses a different name for the group, and to lead a national debate on what it should be called.

“We propose that ‘Un-Islamic State’ (UIS) could be an accurate and fair alternative name to describe this group and its agenda – and we will begin to call it that,” the letter says.

Signatories to the letter include Sughra Ahmed, the president of the Islamic Society of Britain. Members of New Horizons in British Islam, the Association of British Muslims and the Association of Muslim Lawyers also signed the letter.

Using the group’s preferred name could help it radicalise yet more Britons, the signatories wrote.

Colorado High School Crowns Transgender Student “Homecoming Princess”…

Fabulous!

Via Truth Revolt:

During Sand Creek High School’s Friday night football game, 16-year-old transgender student Scarlett Lenh was crowned 2014 homecoming princess by majority vote, reports Colorado Springs’ Gazette.com.

Lenh, born Andy Lenh, began “identifying” himself as a “female transgender” just this year, and only began dressing like a girl this week. But for Friday’s homecoming, he beat out three female candidates — two of whom were said to be “extremely supportive” (with the other reportedly “really upset”).

There was mixed reaction from parents and students, but the school stands behind the decision. A district representative released a statement:

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Obama Regime Denies Threatening The Foley Family

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Does anyone really believe anything they have to say anymore?

Via Breitbart:

The U.S. government is denying accusations that James Foley’s family was threatened with retaliation if they paid the ransom ISIS requested to secure the American journalist’s freedom.

On September 11 James Foley’s mother, Diane, told CNN”s Anderson Cooper that she was “embarrassed and appalled” by the way the Obama administration handled “her son’s case.” She said, “I think our efforts to get Jim freed were an annoyance” to the government and securing his freedom “didn’t seem to be in the (U.S.) strategic interest, if you will.”

Diane also said U.S. officials told her family “not to go to the media.” She said the family was also told “many times” that raising ransom was “illegal” and could lead to “prosecution.”

DW.de reports that Secretary of State John Kerry was “really taken aback” by Diane’s statements. Kerry said he was “totally unaware and would not condone” threatening statements towards the Foley family from anyone in the State Department.

Kerry’s spokeswoman Marie Harf said the State Department tried “to help the family understand what our laws are about” as regards “paying ransom to terrorists.” She added: “This department would never, and did not ever intend to, nor do we think we ever did anything that we would consider threatening.

On September 12, White House spokesman Josh Earnest responded by saying the administration had stayed “in regular touch with the Foley family” throughout the crisis leading up to James’ beheading. According to AFP, Earnest said President Obama had availed himself of “every tool at [his] disposal” to secure Foley’s freedom.

He said questions “about whether the Foleys would have been prosecuted had they attempted to pay a ransom” should be directed to the Justice Department.

CAIR Compares Fox News And Megyn Kelly To ISIS…

Oh CAIR, don’t ever change.

HT: Jay

Another Beheading Means…Another Day On The Golf Course…

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Round #195.

Far-Left Douche Bill Maher: Obama’s Foes “Hate Him In A Way They Never Hated Before” Because He’s Black…

Imagine how much we’d hate him if he wasn’t half-white?

Transcript via Newsbusters

MAHER: Absolutely. Every president, of course, at the time, and he’s dealing obviously with things that no other president had to ever deal with.

CHARLIE ROSE: First the economy and now…

MAHER: Right.

ROSE: …ISIS.

MAHER: And the first black president. They hate him in a way they never hated before.

ROSE: How much of it do you think is that?

MAHER: A considerable amount. They’ll never recognize it or admit it, but it is that. There’s a certain in your face, in your space disrespect that this president has had to put up with. Like being hackled at the State of the Union or the governor of Arizona when she stuck her finger in his face or when Bill O’Reilly interviews him and he interrupts him every two seconds. You don’t do that to a president. And they just hate him from the get-go, you know.

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Jay Carney: “It’s Not Going To Be A Good Year For Democrats”

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You can say that again…

Via Washington Times:

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is settling into his new role as CNN political commentator, offering a bleak outlook Sunday for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.

“It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Mr. Carney said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Mediaite reported.

“The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party,” he continued. “You couple that with the fact [that] so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president — [by] double digits in most cases — and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate.”

Mr. Carney argued, however, that voters could hold an unfavorable view if Republicans controlled both the House and Senate.

“The problem for Republicans if they win is Americans begin to think that ‘we hate Congress,’ and it is now clear that one party is in control of Congress,” he said.

Kerry Finally Admits America “At War” With ISIS…

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Why that was so hard to admit is beyond me.

Via Politico:

Secretary of State John Kerry is walking back his recent characterization of American action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as a “counterterrorism” operation, saying in an interview aired Sunday that it’s a “war.”

“In terms of Al Qaeda, which we have used the word ‘war’ with, yeah…we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates,” Kerry said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “And in the same context if you want to use it, yes, we are at war with ISIL in that sense. But I think it’s waste of time to focus on that. Frankly, let’s consider what we have to do to degrade and defeat ISIL and that’s what I’m frankly much more focused on.”

Last week, Kerry pushed back on the use of the word “war” to describe the airstrikes and other efforts the United States is taking in the Middle East.The Obama administration is seeking to “degrade, and ultimately defeat” ISIL, a militant group that has claimed responsibility for the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker.

The Awkward Moment When Our President Imagines What He Would Do If He Were ISIS Adviser…

CBS Highlights White House’s War Against ISIS… On Twitter…

If only the Obama regime put this much effort into destroying ISIS militarily.