Saturday, September 14, 2019

DOJ Inspector General: I'm Done Investigating Alleged Obama-Era FISA Abuses

Well, the wait is over. The Department of Justice’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, said that the investigation into FISA abuses during the Obama administration has concluded. Mr. Horowitz, an Obama appointee, informed Attorney General William Barr that he’s finished the inquiry and that his findings would be delivered to Congress after the DOJ reviews the findings for possible redactions (via Washington Examiner):
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has officially completed his investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by the Justice Department and FBI.
Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, revealed in a letter Thursday that Horowitz notified Attorney General William Barr of the completion of his investigation earlier in the day.
After a review and comment period, the report will be sent to Congress and be made public.
UK: Top “anti-terror chief” blames press coverage for increased jihad terror

By Christine Douglass-Williams / Jihad Watch

UK: Top “anti-terror chief” blames press coverage for increased jihad terror
“Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan police force said that the ‘relentless’ reporting on extremist attacks could be promoting terrorism. Speaking at a counter-terrorism conference in Israel, Mr Basu claimed….that ‘Relentless media coverage of terrorist events is understandable given the public interest, but may exacerbate the problem.'” Covering up the deeds of jihadists and […]

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Independent Press Standards Organization Issue Sharia Guidelines on Islam

The press has a duty to report the facts. That duty is now a crime under a sharia enforcing press corps. This is not exclusive to the UK: The Society of Professional Journalists: Why We Never Get the Straight Story on Islamic Jihad

Why is IPSO issuing guidance on Islam? The press regular should not be telling journalists how to  write about Muslims.

By Tom Wilson, Spiked
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), which regulates most of the UK’s national newspapers, announced in late 2018 that it had tasked an informal working group with drafting guidance for reporting on Islam and Muslims. Perhaps more questions should have been raised at the time about why a body like IPSO thought it appropriate to wade in on how journalists should write about matters of religion. A new Policy Exchange report warns of the dangers of the draft guidance. Everyone concerned about the free press should start paying attention.
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