Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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More Muhammad Cartoon and Drawing Exhibitions Planned

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs
A freedom movement is underway. I am glad of it. Muhammad Cartoon exhibits are now being planned for Denmark and Holland.

Geert Wilders, our keynote speaker at the AFDI free speech event in Garland, Texas, has asked his parliament to stage an exhibition of the Mohammed cartoons from the event.

And Anders Gravers, our colleague and SION board member, plans on showing the Mohammed drawings at the political festival on the island of Bornholm next month.

There are many of us who won’t be cowed, won’t submit and won’t abridge our freedoms so as not to offend savages. Freedom of speech is not negotiable in a free society.

We will not adhere to the sharia (Islamic law). Ever.
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Obama to unleash 'community organizers' on crime-filled cities

Obama taught Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals"Critics decry president's handout to ACORN-style agitators

Obama taught “father of community organizing” Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”

The Department of Justice announced it will send millions of dollars to various community-activist groups to combat urban crime and reduce tensions between racial minorities and the police.
But critics believe such policies will only fuel further unrest by funding many of the so-called “community organizers” responsible for creating anti-police sentiment in American cities.

To spread awareness of the new campaign, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch toured Cincinnati, Ohio, today and identified the city as a model for how police departments around the country should operate.

Until recently, Cincinnati operated under a “Collaborative Agreement” after a 2001 police shooting.

The agreement allowed various community organizations, including the Cincinnati Black United Front and the American Civil Liberties Union, to work directly with the police through a court-brokered agreement.

New guidelines on how officers were to interact with the public, especially blacks, were often imposed over the objections of police themselves.

President Obama, himself, toured the crime-plagued city of Camden, New Jersey, Monday to promote the new report from his “21st Century Policing Task Force,” designed to increase public trust in the police.

The report calls for “mitigating implicit bias” as a “part of training at all levels of a law enforcement organization to increase awareness and ensure respectful encounters both inside the organization and with communities.”

It particularly condemned “the use of disrespectful language and the implicit biases that lead offices to rely upon race” in the context of the law enforcement policy known as “stop and frisk.”

Two new polls are showing a decisive bounce in the presidential run by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
In an Economist/YouGov poll taken May 9-11, among the six announced Republican candidates at that time, Rubio is first, with 29 percent of registered Republicans expressing preference for him. Second is Mike Huckabee at 16 percent.

In match-ups against Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, 52 percent pick Rubio against 25 percent for Bush, and 42 percent pick Rubio against 32 percent for Walker.

In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted April 26-30, Rubio finished at the top of the Republican field, with 74 percent saying they could see themselves supporting him, and Bush finished second at 70 percent.

Of course, it is very early in the game. But it is noteworthy that this young first-term senator is lighting some kind of fire.

Rubio seems to be harnessing the same kind of charisma that brought him into the Florida House of Representatives at age 28, becoming majority leader at 32, House speaker at 35, and then, at age 38, upsetting Republican Gov. Charlie Crist to capture the Republican nomination for the open Florida Senate seat and winning the general election.

I first wrote about Rubio after the new senator gave an electrifying speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2011.

Rubio said things I liked very much. He said free enterprise creates prosperity, not poverty, and that there are those who remain poor "because something in their lives or in their community has denied them access to the free enterprise system."

He said that "poverty does not create our social problems; our social problems create our poverty."

As negotiations over Iran's nuclear ambitions continue, it should be noted that in the event of an Iranian missile launch, neighboring Middle Eastern countries only have four minutes of reaction time. Some Gulf States do have Patriot Missile Defense systems, but the equipment isn’t compatible with one another–making the building of a missile defense shield in the region a moot point at present. Defense One  reported that rivalries and concerns about cyber espionage have become obstacles in this matter:
If Iran launches a ballistic missile at the Middle East, nuclear or not, Arab states would have as little as four minutes to act before impact. …
While the missile’s target may be in Saudi Arabia, it would travel over UAE, Qatar or Kuwait. America’s friends have sophisticated, American-made missile interceptors. But there’s one problem, the equipment in one country does not talk to the equipment in another. So, the United States is renewing its push during this week’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit outside Washington to get Arab states to link-up the missile interceptors and radars into a single Middle East missile shield.
“You can’t just buy lots of interceptors and park them in the desert,” said Thomas Karako, a missile defense expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, or CSIS. “You’ve got to stitch them together into the network and give them plenty of early warning and sensor information so they know where to shoot.”
GCC members are united in their fear of nuclear missile attacks from Iran, but regional politics, military rivalries and even cyber espionage concerns have blocked them from setting up an intertwined missile defense shield akin to what NATO has built in Europe. There, alliance members have been beefing up missile defenses to protect the continent from long-range Iranian missiles.

Kerry: Don’t worry about fall of Ramadi, “Daesh has been driven back”

By Robert Spencer/ Jihad Watch

Kerry: Don’t worry about fall of Ramadi, “Daesh has been driven back” 

Fantasy-based analysis. Recently I asked, “has Baghdad Bob become Secretary of Defense?” No, he has become Secretary of State. “Kerry: Don’t Worry About Fall of Ramadi, ‘Daesh Has Been Driven Back,’” by Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, May 18, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry said today not to worry, we’ll probably get Ramadi back from […]

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