Tuesday, October 27, 2015

U.S., Saudis to bolster support for “moderate Syrian opposition”
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


U.S., Saudis to bolster support for “moderate Syrian opposition”
This moderate Syrian opposition is made up of Islamic jihadists. Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn recently confirmed that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State. The rebels are not by any stretch of the imagination “moderates”: they’re […]
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Illinois: Two Muslim truck drivers awarded $240,000 for refusing to deliver alcohol

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

This is exactly the pattern that I meticulously document in my must read primer, Stop the Islamization of America.

Anywhere Western mores and Islamic mores conflict, it is American mores that must give way. Islamic supremacism in  action.

Two Muslims had refused to deliver alcohol for their employer, saying it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims. They were rightly fired.

Obama’s EEOC sued Star Transport for rightfully terminating two Muslims who refused to do their job They refuse to transport their cargo, which was alcohol. If these Muslim truck drivers don’t want to deliver alcohol, then they shouldn’t have taken a job in which part of their duties would be to deliver alcohol....


20,000 Israelis sue Facebook over incitement to violence by Palestinians

By YONAH JEREMY BOB \The Jerusalem Post

Some 20,000 Israelis have sued Internet giant Facebook in New York alleging the social media platform is disregarding incitement and calls to murder Jews being posted by Palestinians, Shurat Hadin said on Monday.

The civil complaint filed late on Sunday but announced only on Monday, seeks an injunction to require Facebook to block all racist incitement and calls for violence against Jews in Israel, but no damages.

A 76-page list of plaintiffs contend that “Facebook’s refusal to remove the flood of extremist videos, statements and cartoons being posted by Palestinians is encouraging imminent violence and fanning the flames of the terrorist attacks that have overwhelmed Israel in the past month.”

The lead plaintiff, Israeli-American Richard Lankin, 76, was shot in the head and stabbed multiple times as a passenger on a Jerusalem bus on October 13 when Palestinian terrorists from East Jerusalem, armed with guns and knives, carried out an attack.

Two Israelis were killed in the attack and Lankin remains in critical condition in a Jerusalem hospital.
Conservatives have been saying it for months and now new data back up the claims. America isn’t a shooting gallery. Our schools are not war zones. And there is no gun violence epidemic. According to Pew Research, homicides rates have stabilized, with the overall gun death rate dropping 30 percent since 1993:
Several mass shootings this year have brought renewed attention to the issue of gun violence in America, and President Obama has again called for Congress to change the nation’s gun laws. 
But the increased spotlight on guns does not reflect the overall gun violence trend in the country. Although most Americans think the number of gun crimes has risen, the U.S. gun homicide rate has actually stabilized somewhat in recent years, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of death certificate data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The nation’s overall gun death rate has declined 30% since 1993. This total includes homicides and suicides, in addition to a smaller number of fatal police shootings, accidental shooting deaths and those of undetermined intent. For example, in 2013 there were 467 fatal police shootings, up from 333 in 2009.
Yet, Pew did note that suicides are growing, which is something that needs to be tackled, hopefully in congruence with reforming our mental health system. In 2013, Pew found there was a 49 percent drop in gun homicides between 1993-2010. The Bureau of Justice Statistics marked a 39 percent drop in gun-related homicides between 1993-2011, roughly the same period.  Recently, the FBI noted a 3.9 percent drop in gun homicides between 2013 and 2014. The numbers might be different, but the conclusion is the same: gun homicides are down.

So, there is no need to curb Second Amendment rights with onerous and ineffective new gun laws, like expanding background checks, which have proven to be unable to stop mass shootings. Oregon has a universal background check law. Chris Harper-Mercer was still able to commit an horrific shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg since he didn’t break any laws, nor was he involuntary committed for mental health issues. Most mass shooters buy their firearms legally, and share a character profile that’s found in millions of young men who don’t commit murder. So far, the gun control crowd has offered no serious policy solutions in trying to curb gun violence; it’s mostly grounded in talking points more appropriate for a fundraising mailer than a policy debate.

Many in the news media may remain too infatuated with their "Hillary momentum!" narrative to pay this story much heed, but Republicans ought to clip this comment and pummel her with it:

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'Hillary on VA — Scandals are not wide...'
[Clinton] cautioned that “it’s not been as widespread as it has been made out to be” on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” on Friday. 
The former first lady blamed Republicans for using the issue as part of an “ideological agenda” and said they want the VA to fail. “Now nobody would believe that from the coverage you see, and the constant berating of the VA that comes from the Republicans, in – in part in pursuit of this ideological agenda that they have,” Clinton said. “They try to create a downward spiral, don’t fund it to the extent that it needs to be funded, because they want it to fail, so then we can argue for privatization.”

Before we proceed any further, kindly allow me to remind you that Hillary Clinton's party is currently filibustering a bill that funds the VA, using America's veterans as a bargaining chip to try to force Republicans to agree to unrelated spending increases. President Obama is engaged in similar "hostage taking," having just vetoed bipartisan defense legislation that, among other things, would pay the troops. Setting that aside, let's address Mrs. Clinton's arguments one by one: