British Taxpayers Fund Pro-Hamas Play…

Via Daily Mail:

British taxpayers are to fund a play sympathising with Palestinian terrorist groups who have murdered civilians and carried out suicide bombings on crowded commuter buses.

Arts Council England is handing over £15,000 to producers of a unashamedly one-sided drama based on accounts from the gunmen and bombers of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

The money will fund a UK tour of their play The Siege, telling of a 2002 stand-off when Israeli troops cornered militants in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, worshipped as Christ’s birthplace.

The production has already received cash from the British Council and the EU for performances in the Palestinian territories, and the new handout will fund a ten-city UK tour starting in Manchester on May 13.

Jewish leaders last night raised ‘extreme concern’ that the British taxpayer might be funding a play promoting ‘terrorism as legitimate’.

In publicity for the play, Hamas and Al Aqsa Brigade terrorists are merely referred to as ‘fighters’ with no acknowledgement of their cold-blooded murder of civilians.

The siege lasted 39 days and only ended when 13 of the ring-leaders were allowed safe passage and deported to various European countries. It is from these men’s accounts that the play’s script has been woven together.

NY Times Reporter Reporter: “Free Speech Aside, Why Would Anyone Do Something So Provocative As Hosting A Muhammad Drawing Contest?”

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“Free speech aside”. This is a foreign correspondent who also worked for the AP. Scary that we have journalists like this.

I’m willing to bet that she didn’t say this in the case of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. And what would be the difference here? Ah, conservatives…

Christie: My Low Poll Numbers Are Because People In New Jersey Love Me And Don’t Want Me To Leave…

Yeah, no.

Suspect In #Garland Shooting Identified As Elton Simpson, Convicted In Terror Investigation Before, Placed On Probation…Update: Pic And Background On Suspect

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ABC naturally calls it a “controversial event”, blame the victim.

Via ABC:

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.

Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.

Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.

Local police said two suspects opened fire late Sunday outside a community center in Garland that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One unarmed security guard was injured, but other security officers managed to fatally shoot both attackers before anyone else was hurt or killed.

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This was the tweet of the allegedly of Elton Simpson that we reported on last night, announcing they were ready to attack:
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Update:

Here’s the prior case on Simpson, when he was trying to go to Somalia to wage jihad.

Elton Simpson before:

Elton Simpson after:
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The bodies of the two attackers were left on the ground by the car because police were afraid they might have explosives.

HT: Feet2Fire

Daily Mail Blacks Out Muhammad Pics At #GarlandShooting

This is what being in Britain will get you, different laws = no free speech.

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Boehner Channels Nancy Pelosi Calls Relations Between Police, Black Community ‘National Crisis’ …

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Boehner wearing his tap dancing shoes.

Via Inquisitr

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in an interview with NBC‘s Meet The Press on Sunday, indicated that he sees relations between police and black communities as a “national crisis”. Boehner told NBC that “I think that if you look at what’s happened over the course of the last year, you just got to scratch your head.”

Boehner is, of course, referring to events such as the deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Michael Brown in Ferguson at the hands of police officers (as previously reported on by The Inquisitr,) both of which touched off riots and brought to light abuses of police power and privilege against people of color. Charges have been laid against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, including a charge of “second-degree depraved heart murder” and while the officer who shot Michael Brown was exonerated, the case brought to light a system of systemic racism and abuse in Ferguson that spans decades.

Speaker Boehner said that he was outraged at the events in Baltimore, and pointed the finger at failing education programs, suggesting that “more than half [of our children] get a diploma they can’t read.” Boehner suggested that inner-city kids are “… trapped in bad schools, that don’t provide a real education” and that “if you’re poor and you’re in a rotten neighborhood” that they aren’t getting the positive reinforcement they need the 91% of the time they don’t spend in school.

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Breaking: Gunfire Reported At ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event In Garland, TX…Update: 2 Suspects Killed, Police Officer Shot…Update: Evacuated Attendees Sing National Anthem…Update: Tweet From Attacker? Claims ISIS Affiliation…Update:Officer Shot Released From Hospital

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Religion of peace is offended by the First Amendment.

Via Dallas News

A spokesman for Garland ISD has confirmed that gunfire was reported at an anti-Islam event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ISD.

Police believe two people were shot outside the facility where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.

There were reports that an officer was involved in the shootings, and police had sealed the doors to the center as SWAT personnel responded to the incident.

Garland police were still working to secure the area.

Opponents had said the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest on Sunday would be an attack on Islam. But its organizers said they were simply exercising their right of expression.

The contest, which was offering a top prize of $10,000, has received about 350 entries depicting Muhammad. Caricatures of the Islamic prophet are considered offensive by many Muslims.

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Update:

Via CBSDFW

Garland PD reports there has been a shooting outside the Curtis Caldwell Center during the “Draw the Prophet” event at 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd, Garland, TX 75040.

CBS 11 camera crew inside.

Two suspects shot dead.

Police officer shot in leg, sent to hospital – expected to recover.

Update:

Response to trauma and attack:

Update:

This man tweeted this out with the hashtag #texasattack just prior to the shooting, mentioned himself and another man, and asked people to follow an ISIS supporter for updates:

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Update:

The officer shot was a Garland Independent School District security officer, Bruce Joiner. He is now out of the hospital.

Joiner was outside the building when the two suspects drove up and began firing, hitting him in the leg. They were then shot dead by Garland Police officers who were already on site, protecting the event.
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HT: Huck Funn

Sunday Smile: 101 Yr Old Man Rescued In Nepal, 8 Britons Also Rescued More Than Week After Earthquake

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Via Daily Mail:

A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in the disaster as eight Britons were rescued from a remote mountain monastery.

Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand, after a devastating earthquake ripped through the impoverished country on April 25.

Local police officer Arun Kumar Singh told AFP: ‘He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable.’

Meanwhile eight Britons stranded in a monastery have been rescued from a remote mountainside by helicopter.

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Utah CCW Permit Holder Takes Out Carjacker With The Tax Payer Relief Shot…

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The punk was feeling lucky.

Via KLS

A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman’s SUV, Orem police said.

Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would-be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit. He had stopped at the store to purchase food en route to a planned target shooting outing.

The identity of the deceased, who earlier in the day was suspected of assaulting a woman, was not released. Police also did not release the name of the man who came to the assistance ot the woman.

The man who came to the aid of the woman was described only as 31 years old. He was parked near the woman in the parking lot and overheard her screams as the would-be carjacker pulled her out of her Mercedes SUV. He ran to her aid.

“According to the citizen’s statement, the suspect starts to walk to the back of the car and lunges at him trying to grab the gun. The citizen shoots one round, shoots the suspect in the chest,” he said. The shooting occurred about 11:20 a.m.

Paramedics worked on the injured man but he died at a hospital a short time later. No one else was injured during the ordeal.

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Maternal Abuse! If You Pay Her, Hillary Clinton Will Give Your Mom A Call For Mother’s Day!

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Naturally it didn’t go over well:

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Freed Nigerian Women Tell Of The Horror Of Boko Haram Captivity, Nearly 700 Women And Children Rescued This Week

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Not clear that any were the Chibok girls, but many others also had been kidnapped by Boko Haram.

(Reuters) – Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp.

The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages.

After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries. They have been able to speak to reporters for the first time.

“They didn’t allow us to move an inch,” said one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, describing her captivity in the forest. “If you needed the toilet, they followed you. We were kept in one place. We were under bondage.

“We thank God to be alive today. We thank the Nigerian army for saving our lives,” she added.

Two hundred seventy-five women and children, some with heads or limbs in bandages, arrived in the camp late on Saturday.

Nearly 700 kidnap victims were freed from the Islamist group’s forest stronghold since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated on Friday.

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Brian Williams Disappears From ‘Nightly News’ Podcast, Becomes Victim Of Internet Scrubbing…

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NBC neither denies or confirms that Brian Williams was ever an employee.

Via Inquisitr

While Brian Williams is still on suspension from NBC Nightly News, many have speculated Williams won’t be back after the disgraced anchor’s image was recently removed from an icon which was attached to the NBC Nightly News’ podcast on Apple’s iTunes.

Williams’ suspension is due to end sometime in August, but NBC has not announced when it will publicly detail Williams return or ban from its popular Nightly News show. Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay when details came to light which showed Williams embellished details about his own experiences while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003.[…]

Newsday suggests Williams has not been sitting idly by while his past actions are investigated by NBC. Williams has been doing his own investigations into his past, double-checking his reporting of events to make sure everything is accurate and to make sure he is prepared well for NBC’s final answer on whether he will return to the Nightly News.

The experienced anchor has not spoken publicly about what’s been going on during his suspension because he simply isn’t allowed to while the investigation is ongoing. While he waits for NBC to makes its final decision about whether he will be allowed to return to his job, Williams hangs around nearby in case NBC makes a sudden decision without warning.

Most speculate that decision will not be days away — more like weeks away — even though NBC staffers were rumored to want to let the Brian Williams scandal go permanently away.

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UN Report Details How Hamas Uses Children As Human Shields

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But somehow it’s still Israel’s fault…

Via NY Post:

The headlines in most places were entirely predictable: “UN Says Israel Killed 44 Palestinians in Schools During Gaza War.” That was indeed one finding of a UN report published Monday — but only part of the story.

The report also confirmed something Israel’s been saying all along: Hamas stored mortars and other weapons in at least three UN schools during last summer’s war and fired rockets at Israel from two of them.

Israel repeatedly made that point during the conflict to explain why it was firing on schools (and mosques and hospitals) where Palestinians had taken refuge.

Because Hamas, desperate to win world sympathy by any means, has always been happy to use Palestinian innocents as human shields — the more casualties, the better.

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Federal Election Commission Chief And Former Activist: We Can’t Stop 2016 Election Fundraising Abuse…

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Inside she is all giddy over stacking the deck.

Via NY Times

The leader of the Federal Election Commission, the agency charged with regulating the way political money is raised and spent, says she has largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign, which could generate a record $10 billion in spending.

The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the chairwoman, said in an interview. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

Her unusually frank assessment reflects a worsening stalemate among the agency’s six commissioners. They are perpetually locked in 3-to-3 ties along party lines on key votes because of a fundamental disagreement over the mandate of the commission, which was created 40 years ago in response to the political corruption of Watergate.

Some commissioners are barely on speaking terms, cross-aisle negotiations are infrequent, and with no consensus on which rules to enforce, the caseload against violators has plummeted.

The F.E.C.’s paralysis comes at a particularly critical time because of the sea change brought about by the Supreme Court’s decision in 2010 in the Citizens United case, which freed corporations and unions to spend unlimited funds in support of political candidates. Billionaire donors and “super PACs” are already gaining an outsize role in the 2016 campaign, and the lines have become increasingly stretched and blurred over what presidential candidates and political groups are allowed to do.

Watchdog groups have gone to the F.E.C. with complaints that probable presidential candidates like Jeb Bush and Martin O’Malley are skirting finance laws by raising millions without officially declaring that they are considering running.

Ms. Ravel, who led California’s state ethics panel before her appointment as a Democratic member of the commission in 2013, said that when she became chairwoman in December, she was determined to “bridge the partisan gap” and see that the F.E.C. confronted such problems. But after five months, she said she had essentially abandoned efforts to work out agreements on what she saw as much-needed enforcement measures.

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Woman To Become NYC Firefighter Despite Failing Physical Fitness Test

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PC ‘fairness’ run amuck.

Via NY Post:

The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.

Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.

“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.

Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and tasked with the full duties of a firefighter.

Some FDNY members are angry.

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Donna Edwards (Delusional-MD): ‘Over-Policing’ Cause Of Riots Across The Country…

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It is the fault of the police and over-regulation.

Via The Hill

Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D) on Sunday argued that civil unrest in Baltimore last week was a visible symptom of law enforcement acting too aggressively nationwide.

“There is over-policing going on, not just in Baltimore but in cities all across America,” Edwards told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

“You have communities where the only face of government they see is law enforcement,” she said.

“We have a lot of questions to ask,” Edwards added of dealing with alleged police abuse.

“These aren’t just questions for Republicans or Democrats,” she said.

Edwards’s remarks come as she competes with fellow Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) for a Senate seat in 2016. On Sunday, she urged Americans to remain patient while the legal system searches for justice following the death of Freddie Gray on April 19.

“This is the beginning, not the end, of this process,” Edwards argued.

“There has been no judgment made,” she said. “There is a long process between the charges filed and the criminal charges then pursued.”

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged six police officers with criminal charges related to Gray’s death. He died following a fatal spinal injury while in their custody.

Edwards on Sunday praised Mosby’s speed and grace under fire.

“I think she did an amazing job in laying out the case for probable cause,” Edwards said of the charges filed against the assorted officers.

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SNL ‘Sportscasters’ Try Not To Talk About The Baltimore Riots

Moderate Rebels Worry About How To Control Islamists If Assad Loses Northern Syria…

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Look no farther than Libya.

Via Stars and Stripes

In three years of fighting, rebel commanders had never seen anything like the video that went up on the Internet last week. There was Brig. Gen. Suhail al Hassan, one of President Bashar Assad’s favorite commanders, pleading with the Syrian defense minister for urgent help.

“Sir,” he began, speaking into his cellphone. “The fighters in al-Ziara have retreated. There are 800 fighters. They are all around me and they want to go back. They only need ammunition. Please provide the ammunition,” he said. “Am I not right, men?”

The dozens of regime troops crowding around him shouted their agreement.

The sight of Hassan begging for help is being viewed with delight and satisfaction by opponents of the Assad regime. “I know him. He was rattled. He’d lost his composure” said Col. Jemiel Radoon, a U.S.-backed moderate rebel commander.

With good reason. Government forces appear on the verge of being ousted from their last redoubt in northern Syria, and the forces under Radoon’s command had just blocked their escape route.[…]

To minimize friction, each of the major groups maintains an operations room in a battle area, and they send liaisons for joint meetings to decide on strategy, tactics and, most important, which force takes which front. The main groupings are Jaish el Fateh, which groups the Islamist forces, Sham, which groups the moderates, and the Nusra Front, which operates largely on it own.

But both Raddoon and Ghabi acknowledge concerns about what will follow if Ariha falls. Radoon says he has managed to keep the Islamists and the Nusra Frontout of the Ghab valley offensive, but whether he can do that after Ariha falls is unclear. They worry the Islamists and Nusra will attack Christians and Alawites who have backed Assad.

“We are expecting trouble after Ariha,” he said. “Where will the Fateh group go after Ariha falls? They will go to our areas, mixed areas.”

Already, Radoon said , the Islamists and the Nusra Front have far more weaponry, and booty from Ariha will strengthen them further.

“We cannot speculate on what they will do,” he said.

One hope, Ghabi said, is for more help from the United States. “If you give me support for 10,000 fighters, I will change the dialectic of the whole area,” he said. “We have professional officers. If we have support, we can rebuild the Free Syrian Army. In this case, people will come to the conclusion that there is an alternative to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.”

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Grandfather Killed By Man Looking To Kill “Anybody Who Wasn’t Black”

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No reason to suspect he was mentally incompetent.

Via LA Times:

San Bernardino County judge has expressed doubt about the mental competence of a Fontana man accused of a hate crime in the fatal baseball-bat beating of a 54-year-old grandfather in Rialto this week.

Police say Jeremiah Bell, 22, went out Sunday looking to attack “anybody who wasn’t black.” On a residential street just a short walk from his apartment, they say, Bell, who is black, found Armando Barron, who is Latino, walking home from the grocery store, and attacked him about 2:30 p.m.

Barron died of his injuries at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on Thursday, the same day that Bell appeared in court to be arraigned on attempted murder charges with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon. He was also charged with a hate crime.

During the hearing, Superior Court Judge Jon D. Ferguson ordered the proceedings delayed until a court-appointed psychiatrist could evaluate Bell, court minutes show. He had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors plan to file murder charges against Bell once reports confirming Barron’s death are submitted, a district attorney’s spokesman said.

Bell is due back in court June 9.

Rialto Police Det. Sgt. Paul Stella said he had no information indicating Bell may have been mentally incompetent.

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Major ISIS Female Online Recruiter Is A Journalism Student In Seattle…

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She has a future with NBC.

Via MSN

On April 28, a high-ranking female ISIS officer with more than 8,000 followers on Twitter and primarily tasked with recruiting women to join the terror group was identified by Channel 4 News as a journalism student in her early 20s living in Seattle.

The now suspended Twitter handle “@_UmmWaqqas” reportedly belongs to Rawdah Abdisalaam, although it was not confirmed that she is the sole account user, Channel 4 News reports.

The avatar shows a woman covered from head to toe in traditional Islamic garb sitting next to a tree.

Since ISIS announced its caliphate last summer, Westerners becoming radicalized online and then traveling to the Middle East to join jihadist groups has become a growing problem.

“What it really demonstrates is the tremendous power of social media,” Jonathan Adelman, a professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, told the Denver Post after ISIS lured three teenage girls from Colorado.

Another possible factor that may encourage young women to join ISIS is the limelight that comes with leaving the Western world to pursue a radical life.

According to the Channel 4 report, Rawdah’s tweets range from inspirational Islamic quotes to coordination with potential new members to pictures of pizza and her favorite football team, the Denver Broncos.

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HT: JettieG