House Democrats Say They Will Defend Boehner If Conservative Try To Oust Him As Speaker…

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Including far-left Dem Rep. Raúl Grijalva.

Via The Hill:

Tea Party Republicans contemplating a bid to oust Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouldn’t count on Democrats to help them unseat the Speaker.

And without their support, there is no chance to topple Boehner in this Congress.

A number of right-wing Republicans, long wary of Boehner’s commitment to GOP efforts attacking President Obama’s policy priorities, have openly considered a coup in an attempt to transfer the gavel into more conservative hands.

But Democrats from across an ideological spectrum say they’d rather see Boehner remain atop the House than replace him with a more conservative Speaker who would almost certainly be less willing to reach across the aisle in search of compromise. Replacing him with a Tea Party Speaker, they say, would only bring the legislative process — already limping along — to a screeching halt.

“I’d probably vote for Boehner [because] who the hell is going to replace him? [Ted] Yoho?” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) said Wednesday, referencing the Florida Tea Party Republican who’s fought Boehner on a host of bipartisan compromise bills.

“In terms of the institution, I would rather have John Boehner as the Speaker than some of these characters who came here thinking that they’re going to change the world,” Pascrell added.

Liberal Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) agreed that, for Democrats, replacing Boehner could lead to a worse situation.

“Then we would get Scalise or somebody? Geez, come on,” said Grijalva, who referenced House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). “We can be suicidal but not stupid.”

New Poll Finds Majority No Longer Think “Honest” Describes Hillary Clinton…

And they’re finally realizing this now?

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Movie Night In The Caliphate: Cinemas Play Videos Of ISIS Atrocities On A Continuous Loop…

Fun for the whole family.

Via Daily Mail:

Bloodthirsty citizens living under the rule of the Islamic State in Syria are flocking to cinemas where the terror group’s latest atrocities are played on a loop.

Photographs taken in Aleppo province show crowds sitting cross-legged on the floor of a theatre where they watch gruesome footage of beheadings, shootings and people being burnt to death.

Boys who appear no older than eight are seen sitting alongside bearded militants in the picture house, where the brutal beheadings of Western hostages by Jihadi John, and the sickening murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh are played over and over.

The murder of al-Kaseasbeh appears to be a particular favourite among the sadistic crowd as the film of him being locked in a cage, covered in a petrol and set alight by masked militants is seen playing in the majority of the photographs released by ISIS.

The images carry the distinctive yellow markings of the group’s Aleppo-based propaganda wing Al-Halab Media and appear to be still images taken from an as-yet unreleased propaganda video.

Harrison Ford Survives Plane Crash On CA Golf Course, Audio Of His Emergency Call, Lands Near “Indiana Avenue”

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Initial reports of his injuries have been upgraded, he was apparently cut across the head and may have suffered other injuries. Two doctors, including a spinal surgeon, who happened to be on the golf course, went to his aid.

Via Fox News:

Actor Harrison Ford was in fair-to-moderate condition late Thursday after his two-seater plane crash-landed on a golf course in Venice, Calif. shortly after he reported engine failure and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport.

His representative said in a statement to FoxNews.com late Thursday that Ford “had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.” Ina Treciokas added that the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” star was “banged up” and receiving treatment, but that his injuries were not life-threatening and he is “expected to make a full recovery.”

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He was trying to make it back to the airport, but apparently couldn’t make it. He saved lives by landing on the golf course, amid multiple houses in a residential neighborhood.

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Sports reporter Jackie Pepper sent a message of thanks to Ford’s son:

Ford managed to put down near Indiana Avenue.

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Democrat Compares Head of Pro-Abortion Group To Moses…

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Just a few minor difference.

Via LifeNews:

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick profiled Stephanie Schriock, the current president of Emily’s List, the PAC that supports only Democratic pro-abortion women. Hillary Clinton spoke at their 30th anniversary dinner on Tuesday night.

Schriock replaced the group’s founder, Ellen Malcolm, and Chozick strangely recycled a quote comparing Malcolm to….Moses. (I don’t think abortion is what he meant by “Let my people go.”) It’s no match for Netanyahu citing Moses in his address to Congress. It went like this:

Ms. Schriock cuts a very different profile from the group’s previous leader, Ellen Malcolm, an heir to an I.B.M. fortune who started Emily’s List in 1985, naming it for the saying “Early money is like yeast.” One Democrat compared the transition to trying to replace Moses.
The headline was “Leader of a PAC Built to Elect Women Faces Biggest Test in 2016.” Apparently the “pro-choice Democratic women only” part didn’t fit. But then, the liberal media imply that the only real women are the liberal, pro-abortion feminists. The pull quote inside the paper was “Trying to capitalize on donors’ fervor for a Clinton candidacy.”

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Post-Racial President: A “Big Chunk” Of Law Enforcement Is Still As Racist As They Were During 1965 Selma March…

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Obama pandering to the #BlackLivesMatter wing of the Dem base.

Via The Hill:

The work of the civil rights movement remains unfinished, President Obama said ahead of his trip to Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery.

“I think that the generation that has followed the civil rights generation has in many ways made great strides in part just by walking through the doors of opportunity that those giants helped to open up,” Obama said during an interview airing Friday on Sirius XM’s “Urban View” with Joe Madison.

“I also think we all recognize that there continues to be challenges that require not just individuals living well and raising good kids, but requires collective action and mobilization. On some of those areas, I think we haven’t done everything we can do.”

A “big chunk” of the problems that remain are “dealing with civil rights and civil liberties in respect to law enforcement” he said.

Obama’s interview aired two days after the Justice Department released a report that found that the Ferguson, Mo. police department systematically violated the civil rights of its black residents.

The Justice Department also announced it would not seek civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in an altercation over the summer.

Obama painted the Ferguson report as atypical but unsurprising in his first public comments since the report’s release.

“I don’t think that is typical of what happens across the country but it’s not an isolated incident,” he said.

Sit Down And Prepare For The Shock Of A Lifetime! Holder Twisted DOJ Data To Pin Racist Label On Ferguson PD…

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You’d think the media fact checkers would be all over this, and you’d be wrong.

Via IBD:

Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force.

Holder’s race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and “found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson’s police activities.”

“African Americans are overrepresented in FPD’s vehicular stops” and victims of “racial bias,” Holder concludes in his report.

He notes that blacks accounted for 85% of vehicle stops, “despite comprising only 67% of Ferguson’s population,” while whites made up 15% of stops, despite representing 29% of the population.

So there you have it, a slam-dunk case of racism, right? Hardly.

Outrageously, the nation’s top prosecutor failed to control for factors that explain the racial “disparity” in traffic stops, such as speeding, DUI, expired license plates, headlight, seat-belt and child-restraint violations and other reasons for being pulled over.

Holder’s own department statistics show that African Americans, on average, violate speeding and other traffic laws at much greater rates than whites.

The Justice Department’s research arm, the National Institute of Justice, explains that differences in traffic stops can simply be attributed to “differences in offending.”

For another example, “Seat-belt usage is chronically lower among blacks,” the NIJ says in a 2013 study. “If a law enforcement agency aggressively enforces violations, police will stop more black drivers.”

It adds that three out of every four black drivers say “police had a legitimate reason for stopping them.”

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UN Islamic Bloc Lumps Chapel Hill Killings In With ISIS And Boko Haram, Invents Term “Parkinglotism”..

Via Human Rights Voices:

“…We must search to identify the root causes of Daishism, bokoharamism, parkinglotism…”

(The parking lot refers to an incident in February 2015 in which three young Muslims were killed by a gunman in North Carolina in what police said was a dispute over parking and possibly a hate crime. The incident is still under investigation.) Islamic States at UN mirror Obama administration lingo on “violent extremism” and “root causes”

“…the daunting challenge faced by the international community at the present is the rise of violent extremism….To confront it, we need an understanding of the contexts, the root causes of its manifestations….[J]uxtaposing this phenomenon to one religion or a region would be a great mistake….[T]hose roots lie in what we inherited from the previous century…Two world wars…A Cold War…Colonization…McCarthyism…[R]eligion should not be the culprit. Accusing religion as the source of extreme violence and terror is an abyss that will drown us all. This OIC position had to deal with an increasingly Islamophobic world…We must show courage to openly discuss and address sensitive issues such as limits to freedom of expression when it comes to inciting hatred and discrimination based on one’s religion or belief…”

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

Yes, weasels can ride woodpeckers.

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But I can ride a bike!

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Selma Landmark Bridge Is Named For Reputed KKK Leader And Former US Senate Democrat…

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The Democrats created the KKK and hijacked the civil rights movement.

Via KC Star

When the nation’s first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he’ll be standing on a structure that’s at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

The latter fact had all but faded from local memory until recently, when a Selma student group launched an online petition to rename the landmark bridge.

During his 50th anniversary address Saturday, President Barack Obama will be flanked on one side by a new historic marker commemorating “Bloody Sunday,” when white police beat demonstrators marching for black voting rights on March 7, 1965. The sign, erected earlier this year by the state tourism department, notes Obama’s 2007 appearance there just before his election and the accolades for “Selma,” the recent film about the march.

It offers no details about Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate general and U.S. senator who lived in Selma after the Civil War. The Encyclopedia of Alabama, an online database sponsored by the University of Alabama, Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Education, says Pettus held the title of grand dragon of the Alabama Klan in 1877 — an assertion that’s questioned by some historians.[…]

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader, agrees the bridge’s name should be changed to quit honoring someone with alleged Klan ties.

“They’re responsible for too much death and misery. We don’t need to honor them,” said Lowery, a lieutenant of Martin Luther King Jr. who participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march. “I’m with the kids. Let’s change it.”

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Al Gore On Presidential Weather Watch For Another POTUS Run…

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Al heading for the sunny skies of Iowa.

Via Washington Times

Just call it Goretopia: While Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses multiple political challenges, the press continues to spiral off into speculation. Who is the Democratic standard bearer should she decide against running for president?

In the last 24 hours, Al Gore has made the list. Now 66, the former vice president remains stubbornly active in global warming issues; he is, in fact, going to Iowa — but not for campaign reasons. He’s teaching a climate “leadership” workshop in Cedar Rapids. All that aside, there is momentum building here as Mrs. Clinton’s complications increase. More succinct are these headlines: “With Hillary imploding, could Al Gore ride to the rescue?” (HotAir); “As Hillary Clinton wallows in scandal, desperate eyes turn to — Al Gore?” (Examiner.com); Rush Limbaugh even warned his listeners that Mr. Gore could now be “the Democratic savior of 2016.”

Yes, well. Mr. Gore has done many things since he left the White House. He’s been the climate alarmist for better or worse, a now and then media mogul, and lately, a music producer. He became a vegan. He’s been out of office longer than Jeb Bush.

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Imam Kerry: ‘Military Pressure’ May Be Needed To Oust Assad When We Find The Right Moderates…

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Anything to avoid the Iraq boondoggle and troops remaining in Afghanistan.

Via Daily Mail

Military pressure may be needed to oust Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

“He’s lost any semblance of legitimacy, but we have no higher priority than disrupting and defeating Daesh and other terror networks”, he told reporters, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group which has seized swathes of Syria and Iraq.

“Ultimately a combination of diplomacy and pressure will be needed to bring about a political transition. Military pressure particularly may be necessary given President Assad’s reluctance to negotiate seriously.”

And That’s The Way It Was: Walter Cronkite Warned Of “New Ice Age” In 1972…

Didn’t believe the hype back then either, all we had was the Farmers Almanac.

Via News Busters:

The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches away from hitting an all-time record for snow, Boston.com reported.

It’s a reality more in keeping with media warnings from the 1970s than today’s arguments about global warming. Then, CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, the dean of American journalism, was warning about an “ice age.” Cronkite cited scientific claims that the Earth was cooling and “the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years.” That’s completely different from the media’s line today that global warming is settled science.

NBC Nightly News reported February 23 that Dallas was paralyzed “after an entire season’s worth of sleet and freezing rain, up to two inches, fell in a single day,” causing massive traffic problems. Similar scenes happened in other southern states as the cold swept across the nation. Single-digit temperatures hit New York City and Newark saw temperatures as low as 8 degrees on February 23, NOAA said.[…]

On September 11, 1972, Cronkite cited scientists’ predictions that there was a “new ice age” coming. He called that prediction from British scientist Hubert Lamb “a bit of bad news.”

“But then there is some good news,” Cronkite continued. “That while the weather may be just a little colder in the immediate years to come, the full extent of the new ice age won’t be reached for 10,000 years. And if you can stand any more good news, even then it won’t be as bad as the last ice age 60,000 years ago. Then New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis, were under 5,000 feet of ice. Presumably no traffic moved and school was let out for the day. And that’s the way it is, Monday, September 11, 1972.”

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Florida Rep Vern Buchanan Gives Constitutional Law Professor Obama A Constitutional Lesson: ‘Only Congress has Power to Tax’…

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0bama responds he will write the Executive Order with a quill pen.

Via Sunshine State News

Even as the White House insists President Barack Obama is “very interested” in raising taxes via executive action, a congressman from Florida offered a constitutional law lesson on which branch of government has that power.[…]

Buchanan sent a letter to Obama on Thursday, reminding the president the Constitution gives Congress, not the executive branch, the power to tax.

“I am writing to express my strongest possible objection at reports that you are ‘very interested’ in raising taxes through executive action,” Buchanan wrote. “Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution is clear on this matter — only Congress has the power to tax. The statement by your press secretary this week that you are ‘very interested’ in reshaping the tax code through unilateral action would be a clear violation of the Constitution and continue a disturbing lack of bipartisanship.

“As a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, I stand ready to work with your administration on a bipartisan plan to lower rates and simplify the tax code,” Buchanan added. “I remind you that the last successful tax reform effort, nearly 30 years ago, required President Reagan and a Democratic Congress to find common ground. But unilateral action could poison the well of goodwill that is necessary to tackle this urgent challenge in a bipartisan manner.

“Our international tax system is in desperate need of reform,” Buchanan continued. “U.S. companies face stiff competition from foreign firms, our national debt has grown to more than $18 trillion, and we have too few good-paying jobs for American workers. Addressing these issues has to be the guiding principle for international tax reform.

“We need to fundamentally reform our tax code to make America more competitive,” Buchanan wrote in closing. “We may have different opinions about specific elements of such reform. But by working together to find common ground, we can ensure that all Americans reap the benefits of tax reform.”

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NOW Calls Obama Supporter Warren Buffett “Sexist” For Criticizing Elizabeth Warren…

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NOW is joining the wagon train.

Via The Hill

The president of the National Organization for Women criticized billionaire Warren Buffett’s comments on Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as sexist.

NOW president Terry O’Neill told The Hill that Buffett’s remarks on CNBC earlier this week about Warren were “hypocritical.”

“She would do better if she was less angry and demonized less,” Buffett said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

“I do find Warren Buffett’s comment sexist,” O’Neill told The Hill. “Calling a woman angry is often a way to shut her down when she is being assertive and powerful.”

In his CNBC interview, Buffett said he believes “in praising by name and criticizing by category, and I’m not sure that I’ve totally convinced Elizabeth Warren that’s the way to go.”

O’Neill said those statements don’t add up.

“He claims he believes in ‘praising by name and criticizing by category,’ but turns around and criticizes Sen. Warren by name — not category — saying ‘she would do better if she was less angry and demonized less,’ ” O’Neill said.

Representatives for Buffett and Warren could not be immediately reached for comment.

Buffett posted a rare tweet Thursday to support Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In campaign, which advocates against workplace gender bias, among other policies.

Buffett tweeted a photo with the caption: “Mary Rhinehart, a Berkshire CEO, is successfully running a $2.5B company in a male-dominated field #LeanInTogether.”

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Clown School) Blames “Hard Right Republican Temper Tantrum” For Holding Up Lynch Confirmation…

Now if you’ll excuse Sen. Media Whore, he needs to find a camera to get in front of.

Via PJ Media:

Senate Democrats are pressuring Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bring the attorney general nomination of Loretta Lynch to the floor, with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) telling reporters on a conference call today that a “hard right Republican temper tantrum on immigration” was keeping her from assuming Eric Holder’s job.

Lynch does have the support of some Republicans. Three GOPs including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) backed Lynch during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote.

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also voted for Lynch at the Judiciary Committee level.

Not all Republicans are as excited, though. “Given Ms. Lynch’s impressive credentials and commitment to public service, I wish that I could support her nomination,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Friday. “Unfortunately, I cannot. During our meeting, Ms. Lynch refused to answer fundamental questions about the U.S. Constitution and how it limits the president’s authority.”

No Joke: Muslim Lesbian Vampire Convicted Of Killing Her Own Daughter…

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Filed under: Headlines you will never see again.

Via Daily Mail:

This is the sadistic lesbian lover who brainwashed a Muslim mother into killing her eight-year-old daughter.

Obsessive neighbour Kiki Muddar spun a web of fantasy with the sole aim of securing a place in Polly Chowdhury’s bed.

She created a cast of 15 characters to entrap the former law firm secretary. Despite only existing on Facebook and via text message, the characters persuaded Chowdhury to kick out her husband and start a sexual relationship with the 43-year-old.

Muddar then convinced Chowdhury that her daughter Ayesha was evil, triggering an almost unimaginable series of events that ended in her death.

In a tragic twist, the little girl left a last heartbreaking note describing how she tried to ‘be good’ in the face of the torment. […]

Muddar was also obsessed with vampires and Ayesha’s mother agreed to bite her daughter’s back as part of the depraved attacks that led to her death in Chadwell Heath, Essex, in August 2013.

Chowdhury became convinced hurting her child would ‘stop the gates of hell from opening’, the court was told.  

Ayesha was found dead in her bedroom on August 29, 2013. She was lying naked, except for a pair of pink knickers, and was covered in bruises.

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Colorado Democrats Kill Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortions…

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The Gosnell Resolution.

Via Life News

Democrats on a Colorado state House panel last night defeated a pro-life bill to ensure babies who survive failed abortions receive appropriate medical care and protection.
In a party-line vote of 7-6, members of the Public Health Care and Human Services Committee killed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, HB 1112.

Leading pro-abortion groups NARAL and Planned Parenthood encouraged the Democrats on the panel to reject the bill, which they did on a party line vote with Republicans supporting it, by claiming babies are not born alive after abortions in Colorado. That’s despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control reports at least 1,200 babies born alive after botched abortions in one year alone.

In 2011, the CDC recorded 1,298 cases of infant death in the U.S. due to “Other perinatal conditions,” which includes ICD-10 category P96.4, death subsequent to a failed “termination of pregnancy.”

“If passed, HB 1112 would have required abortionists to provide medical care for a child born alive during a failed abortion. Currently in Colorado, there are no state requirements instructing an abortionist to provide any type of medical attention to the infant,” says Sarah Zagorski of Colorado Citizens for Life.[…]

In the United States, 30 states have laws similar to HB 1112 and the legislation has received bipartisan support. President George W. Bush signed into law a federal version of this pro-life legislation.

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Homeless Man Known As Africa Shot By LA Police On Skid Row Was An Illegal Alien From Cameroon Via France– Unable To Deport As No Country Would Take Him…

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No justice for Africa!

Via Daily Mail

The homeless man who was shot dead by the LAPD is from Cameroon – but could not be deported back to his home country because of the red tape.

The man, who was killed on Los Angeles’ impoverished Skid Row when he allegedly tried to grab the holstered pistol of an officer while police arrested him on Sunday, was from Cameroon, authorities have confirmed.

However, attempts to deport him had failed – because the Cameroonian government refused to respond to repeated requests for travel documents.

It has already been revealed the man – whose violent death sparked outrage across America – served 15 years behind bars using the name Charley Saturmin Robinet.

His deception was discovered a couple of years ago, when he was due to be deported back to France.

But French authorities realized he was not who he was claiming to be, and rescinded the papers, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, told the newspaper they repeatedly contacted authorities in Cameroon, who failed to respond to their request for a travel document.

Because they were unable to get the documents, the man known as Robinet could not be deported and was released from prison.

He served around 13 years in prison for the crime, in which he, an accomplice and getaway driver stole $33,500 in a bid to pay for acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

Officials now say Robinet stole the identity of a Frenchman with the same name and birth date to apply for a French passport in the 1990s, when he came to the U.S. to pursue an acting career.

Foreign nationals are usually deported after serving their sentences, but because of a 2001 Supreme Court ruling on the rights of ‘stateless’ people, Robinet was set free.

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Last Jew In Pakistan Nearly Beaten To Death By Muslim Mob… Arrested… Then Beaten Up Again By Police…

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Wait, there’s a Pakistani Jew?

Via INN:

A Jewish activist in Pakistan was savagely beaten by a Muslim mob Wednesday – and then arrested and roughed up again by police.

Fishel Benkhald – who is leading a one-man campaign to preserve the old Jewish cemetery in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi – has been a vocal activist for minority rights in the country, which is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim and where minorities such as Christians, Hindus and non-Sunni Muslims are routinely persecuted.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva Thursday, Benkhald – the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, but who identifies as Jewish – told how he had agreed to a face-to-face debate with a Muslim Pakistani man after a discussion on the topic of minority rights on Twitter.

“I was debating over Twitter with a young educated Pakistani Muslim that non-Muslim Pakistanis should be allowed in theory to be elected president according to our constitution,” the discussion was purely theoretical, he noted, given that non-Muslims account for only around 3% of the Pakistani population.

After a back-and-forth “I proposed to debate face to face,” said Benkhald. “He asked for me for my cell phone number and I gave it to him.”

The two agreed to continue a friendly discussion at a restaurant in Karachi. But when he got there, Benkhald soon found himself ambushed.

“I went there alone but he was with his friends, we started the debate in a normal discussion manner but soon it got heated up and cursing started.”

At that point, a “mob” began to gather around him  “and two of the guys who were with him started manhandling me – I should have left at that time.