Saturday, January 24, 2015

Pakistan Muslim leader says Muhammad cartoons could lead to World War III, calls on UN to outlaw blasphemy

Sirajul Haq
What Sirajul Haq said here could actually approach some truth: the Muhammad cartoons and the West’s freedom of speech could actually lead to an escalating global conflict, if Muslims continue to riot and kill in reaction to them. But it is much more likely at this point that the whole situation will be pacified by the West voluntarily abandoning the freedom of speech and the other principles of a free society, and submitting to Sharia blasphemy laws.

“Insulting caricature: West’s approach could lead to 3rd world war, says Siraj,” Express Tribune, January 24, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / FAISALABAD / QUETTA / HYDERABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq has said the west’s ‘extremist standpoint’ on blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) may lead to a third world war.
“The path that the West has chosen will take the world to a third world war,” Siraj said on Friday.
He was addressing thousands of people at a rally, organised to protest against the insulting caricatures published in Western publications, particularly French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The JI chief demanded that the United Nations make laws to discourage blasphemy of all religious personalities. He said France must apologise for hurting sentiments of billions of Muslims across the world.
Addressing the rally, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said the life of a Muslim is useless if he cannot protect the honour and dignity of his Prophet (pbuh). Earlier, the rally marched from Faizabad Flyover through Islamabad Highway to the Blue Area of the capital.

Cruz Files Bill to Ban American Muslims fighting with the Islamic State from Returning to U.S.

Pamela Geller/ Atlas Shrugs

I know it's early. We don't know who is and who isn't in, but I can tell you that from my purview, Ted Cruz has my support for 2016.

APThis is elemental. Why would we allow back into the country a jihadist who has, in effect, given up his US citizenship to fight alongside the enemy who has been at war with us for decades?
If President Obama were not aligned with the jihad force, this would have been policy years ago.
Cruz Files Bill to Ban American Islamic State Fighters from Returning to U.S. By Adam Kredo, Free Beacon, January 23, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) will file legislation on Friday to ban American citizens who fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) and other terror groups from returning to the United States, where they pose...

Everyone, it seems, is worried about global economic stagnation.

And there is good reason to be concerned. Europe is in the doldrums. Japan is stagnant. The developing world is hampered by intervention, corruption, and absence of property rights. And the United States is stumbling through an abnormally weak recovery.

But what’s the solution to this economic malaise?

The international economic policymaking elite seems to think easy money is the right elixir. The Wall Street Journaleditorial page is underwhelmed by this approach.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a plan to buy what amounts to €50 billion ($56.84 billion) a month in government bonds and other assets at least through September 2016 on top of the €10 billion the ECB already was buying through various programs.…This QE program is more a political than economic triumph. …someone has to point out—since the QE cheering section among the political and investor classes won’t—that Mr. Draghi himself warned in his press conference Thursday that quantitative easing by itself won’t revive stalling eurozone economies… Reforms that would displace entrenched interests, whether domestic businesses or unions, are hard for politicians to enact, while demanding easier money from the central bank is easy.
Unfortunately, the ECB’s easy-money policy will probably give politicians in national capitals further leeway to avoid real reforms.
Politicians should now get serious about reforms on the theory that the central bank has done what they want. Smaller, sicker European economies have no more monetary excuses for their failure to reform. Or at least we can dream. The likelier outcome is that to the extent quantitative easing drives down bond yields, it will reduce market pressure for reforms until another economic crisis or deflationary blip spurs calls for a QE expansion.
Even folks that lean more to the left don’t think dumping more money into the economy will solve underlying problems.

Here are some excerpts from a David Ignatius column in the Washington Post.
"The shadow of crisis has passed," President Obama told us on Tuesday night. “The State of the Union is strong," he added. But is it really?

If you had accumulated a debt that is more than 20 times the size of your household income, would you say your household finances were in good shape? Well, that’s where we are as a country. Under about a dozen federal entitlement spending programs, we have made promises that we haven’t been willing to pay for. In the process, we are leaving an enormous financial burden for our children and grandchildren.

So what did the President propose to do about that problem? Basically leave well enough alone and add to it. As David Jackson reported:
Citing the legacy of programs like Social Security, Medicare and college aid, Obama told the GOP-led Congress that "middle-class economics works" and "these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don't get in the way."
The piling on includes:
… new tax breaks for child care, and programs that include two free years of community college, lower interest rates on mortgage insurance and new requirements for paid sick leave.

Another Snub Heard Around the World 
By: Diane Sori

“In this time of challenge, I am asking the Prime Minister to address Congress on the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life...”
- House Majority Leader John Boehner on his inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress

Well it seems hell has just frozen over a bit as the impossible seems to have happened...John Boehner appears to be growing a spine and it took a State of the Union Address with pages right out of the Iranian playbook to do it.

Inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...the world's last great speak before a joint session of Congress about the growing threat Iran poses to both Israel and the U.S with its unsanctioned uranium development program...and doing so without Obama's or the State Department's knowledge or approval...proves once again the old adage that even a broken clock...that even a right twice a day.

And in Netanyahu's acceptance just know that a rebuttal to Obama's threat to veto any new sanctions Congress imposes on Iran will be a prime focus of his words...and rightly so because BiBi knows well that any deal between Iran and the U.S. will pose a direct and immediate threat to Israel as Iran defiantly continues on their goal of becoming a nuclear power. And while Iran still denies this, just days ago Israeli satellite photos showed images of a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at a launch site near Tehran that could be used to deliver warheads NOT just to Israel but that could reach the U.S. as well.

And still Obama keeps insisting that new sanctions would be “harmful” to his still on going negotiations with Iran. Saying, "New sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails," but diplomacy failing is exactly what Obama wants. And all his talk that negotiations are moving forward is fooling NO one, especially Benjamin Netanyahu who knows well the simple fact that Barack HUSSEIN Obama joins in his Iranian blood brethren's wishes to wipe his country...his Jewish the map and all of Israel knows it as well. And Netanyahu knows that after Israel is gone the 'Great Satan' is next.

“Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran,"
Obama said in his address, "where, for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.”

But...and this is a big but...Netanyahu knows well that Obama lied to the American people once again. And he knows that diplomacy...especially Obama-style diplomacy where catering to the enemy trumps protecting the country he supposedly swore allegiance to...does NOT and will NEVER work with those who want you dead.

And Netanyahu knows the truth that Obama wants kept hidden...the truth that while 20-percent enriched uranium stocks have decreased, Iran is still producing uranium enriched up to 5-percent, and that those stocks have increased especially when you add in their stocks of UF6 (uranium) and other chemical compounds. And this, in layman's terms, means the stocks have simply been converted from one form to another. And Netanyahu knows that a major portion of said 20-percent enriched uranium stocks have been kept aside as so-called 'scrap,' instead of Iran's converting it into fuel as per the first agreement. And Netanyahu knows that while NO new centrifuges have technically been installed, production of them continues, and they're ready for installation at a moments notice.

Netanyahu knows all this and so does Obama but the difference is Netanyahu wants to stop Iran while Obama is helping Iran to become a nuclear power while trying to pull the wool over 'We the People's' eyes.
And hopefully come March, BiBi will open our eyes wide to this must needed to know truth.

And when BiBi (hopefully) does speak this truth here on American soil know that Obama has already said more than six weeks out that he will NOT meet with Israel's leader...having his 'talking heads' cite a supposed "long-standing practice" of NOT meeting heads of state close to their country's general elections to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election in a foreign country. And Israel is scheduled to hold elections on March 17th, but you know as well as I that Obama will NOT meet with Netanyahu because he...having been blindsiding by Boehner...fears what Netanyahu will do to him when he pulls the Obama knife out of his and Israel's back.

Oh and by the way, Obama's 'talking heads' forget that back in 1996, one month before Israeli elections, President Bill Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres during his trip to the U.S. and was heralded for doing do.

But putting sarcasm aside with my knife in the back comment, this is yet another snub given by this White House to Israel's leader and America's ally, as well as being done as a form of hissy-fit retaliation by Obama for Boehner's actions. And while Boehner's invite will indeed result in Obama's already tense relationship with Congressional Republicans growing even tenser, and will continue to make an ever contemptuous relationship with Netanyahu even worse, it will also afford the Americans people the opportunity to stand even stronger and more united behind the country of God's chosen people.

And this loyalty of the American people to Israel irks Barack HUSSEIN Obama even more than anything else.

And what of John Boehner himself...a man seen as suddenly growing a spine by his inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress without informing Obama...well now Boehner is being called to task by this White House saying what he did was a "departure from protocol." But Obama's throwing out the welcome mat for the Muslim Brotherhood to invade the halls of our American government is NOT a “departure of protocol”...but Obama's announcing the date our troops will leave the Iraqi war theater is NOT a “departure of protocol”...but Obama's leaving four Americans behind to die in Benghazi is NOT a “departure of protocol”...but Obama's staying in DC to watch football when he should have been in Paris standing with world leaders united against muslim islamist terrorism is NOT a “departure of protocol”...well the list goes on ad-nauseum with hypocrisy abounding throughout all now doesn't it.

And as botox queen Nancy Pelosi puts her two cents in by slamming the invitation as 'inappropriate'' due to the timing of Netanyahu's visit by saying, "If that's the purpose of Prime Minister Netanyahu's s visit two weeks before his own election, right in the midst of our negotiations, I just don't think it's appropriate and helpful," you just know that what Boenher did was right on the mark. And Pelosi knows fact she actually fears that Netanyahu's speech to Congress will influence and convince those Democrats still on the fence as to why additional sanctions on Iran are indeed needed and why they are needed now... NOT tomorrow...but now.

And the fact that approving sanctions goes directly against Obama’s agenda is just the icing on the cake, with John 'Swiftboat' Kerry's whining that he had to hear about Netanyahu's visit from Boehner's office and NOT from the usual as expected diplomatic channels is the cherry on top.

So now as we await BiBi's critical words of warning it's important to remember that Obama's insisting on NO new sanctions be placed on Iran, along with his continuing to arm muslim islamic terrorists masquerading as rebels, puts the entirety of the Western world in danger. But then again his allegiance always remains with the islamic world...good little muslim that he is.