Sep 18 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 18th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 12:37 pm

From PJ Media.Com

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Mitt Romney: In Your Heart, You Know He’s a Loser
By Rick Moran

No doubt Romney has the competence to pull off a miracle. But can he beat Hillary Clinton? That should be the only question of concern as former Romney supporters and donors line up to pressure the 2012 nominee to go for the brass ring one more time.

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Do Dems Have the Playbook to Avoid Another 2010?
By Rod Kackley

Lon Johnson, the chairman of the Michigan Democratic Party, doesn’t want to ever see 2010 again.


The New Colonizers
By David Solway
Even our officials in sensitive positions of power have surrendered their faculties of judgment and acuity to the subtle techniques of disinformation plied by Islamic propagandists.

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Sen. Levin vs. Code Pink: Goes Off on War Protesters, Accuses Them of ‘Acting Very War-Like’
By Bridget Johnson
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) turned in an epic gavel-wielding, gavel-banging, gavel-pointing performance today in combat with the antiwar group Code Pink at a hearing on ISIS.

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Trifecta — Post-Benghazi Purge at State? New Cover-Up Charges Might Dog Hillary

A whistleblower says State Department colleagues separated damaging documents related to the Benghazi attacks. What difference does it make? Wait until you hear from the “Trifecta” crew about this latest bombshell.


Trifecta — Great Unraveling: Can the Threads of the American Tapestry Be Rewoven?
ISIS beheadings, Ebola and Russian expansion are manifestations of a burning world — with even The New York Times sounding the alarm. Is it too late for the United States to undo the damage? Answer the question with the “Trifecta” crew.

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Obama’s Bootless Timidity in Fight Against ISIS May Spark Broader War
Will President Obama’s “no boots on the ground” strategy work against the Islamic State? Katherine Zimmerman, research fellow at American Enterprise Institute, joins Michelle Fields to break down the nature of the threat.

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What you May Have Missed
Boeing And SpaceX Win Contracts To Shuttle Astronauts For NASA (Stephen Kruiser)
Report: CNN’s Crossfire Begins Dumping Staff (Ed Driscoll)
White House Yanks Debo Adegbile Nomination (J. Christian Adams)
The W Word (Richard Fernandez)
When Is a Public Health Emergency Really an Emergency? (Theodore Dalrymple)
A Worthy Cause (Stephen Green)
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Sep 18 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 18th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 12:30 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Canada: Muslim pleads guilty to terror charges, says he wants to be “de-radicalized”

Sep 18, 2014 02:00 am | Robert Spencer

It will be interesting to see how authorities attempt to grant Hiva Alizadeh’s request. Will they send John Kerry or Fr. Dwight Longenecker to his prison cell to teach him about the true, peaceful teachings of Islam? De-radicalization programs have spectacularly failed in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. How will Canadian authorities make them work for […]

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Australia Muslim leader on terror raids: Government “attacking Islam and Muslims”

Sep 18, 2014 01:20 am | Robert Spencer

Victimhood-mongering on steroids: “We ask Allah to destroy those who plot against us.” Destroy! Via Facebook (thanks to Kenneth): Ustadh Mohammed Junaid Thorne 6 hours ago Once again, we wake up to the sad news of our innocent Muslim brothers being arrested by the Australian authorities, their families being terrorized, their houses being raided, their […]

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Australia: “It’s is a war on Islam just because we grow our beards”

Sep 17, 2014 11:28 pm | Robert Spencer

Large-scale counterterror raids in Australia. A beheading plot uncovered, and probably more plots were in the offing as well. And so the Muslim victimhood industry swings into action: “Police searching for material linked to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, says man targeted,” by Emma Partridge, Sydney Morning Herald, September 18, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth): A man targeted […]

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Australia: Jihadis planned to behead random person, drape body in Islamic flag

Sep 17, 2014 10:25 pm | Robert Spencer

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4). Not that that means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks.” Only greasy Islamophobes would think such a thing. More on this story. “‘Beheading plot’ foiled: Claims terror accused plotted to snatch random person off Sydney street,” Yahoo 7 News, September 18, 2014: EXCLUSIVE: […]

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Australia: 600 police in huge counter-terror raid in Sydney and Brisbane

Sep 17, 2014 10:13 pm | Robert Spencer

“It is believed that a terrorist network had been planning to carry out a series of attacks in Australia.” This network was apparently connected to the Islamic State — again illustrating the appeal of the caliphate to so many young Muslims worldwide. “ASIO and hundreds of police raid Sydney and Brisbane homes in biggest counter-terrorism […]

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Australia: Muslims with jihad flag on car drive by church, shout threats to “kill the Christians” and slaughter their children

Sep 17, 2014 07:39 pm | Robert Spencer

This kind of thing is going to become ever more common, not just in Australia but in Britain, France, Germany and the United States. The suicidal foolhardiness of the architects of the current hear-no-evil see-no-evil speak-no-evil policies toward Islam will before too long be abundantly evident to everyone. “Sydney church our Lady of Lebanon targeted […]

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House approves Obama’s foredoomed plan to arm “moderate” jihadists against “extremist” jihadists

Sep 17, 2014 06:50 pm | Robert Spencer

Breitbart reported last week that “the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA), Al Nusra Front, and the Islamic State have paired together in order to fight President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Armed Forces, according to statements from multiple commanders from within the FSA. ‘We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the […]

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Iranian blogger gets death sentence for “insulting the Prophet” on Facebook

Sep 17, 2014 06:02 pm | Robert Spencer

We’re much more enlightened here in the U.S. No one would get a death sentence here for “insulting the Prophet.” Oh, no. All someone who was deemed to have insulted Muhammad here would get would be charges of “hatred,” “bigotry” and “Islamophobia,” and vitriolic attacks from the mainstream media and groups like the Southern Poverty […]

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Netanyahu: “We’ve seen this before. There’s a master race; now there’s a master faith”

Sep 17, 2014 04:27 pm | Robert Spencer

Netanyahu doesn’t seem to have affirmed that the Islamic State had nothing to do with Islam, or indulged in any other politically correct nonsense. If only we had a President of the United States with this much clarity and moral courage. And there’s also a master race in the master faith (thanks to Axel). “Netanyahu: […]

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Obama: “The American forces do not and will not have a combat mission” against the Islamic State

Sep 17, 2014 03:05 pm | Robert Spencer

So who does? Apparently he expects the friends and allies of the Islamic State to fight against the Islamic State. “Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq,” by Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press, September 17, 2014: TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into […]

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Video: Robert Spencer on Newsmax TV on the domestic jihad terror threat

Sep 17, 2014 02:24 pm | Robert Spencer

Today I was on Newsmax TV’s MidPoint with Ed Berliner, discussing the domestic threat from Islamic jihadists — a threat that law enforcement officials are ill-equipped to deal with because of the Obama Administration’s politically correct denial of the reality of jihad.

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Philippines: Islamic jihad group Abu Sayyaf pledges allegiance to the Islamic State

Sep 17, 2014 02:06 pm | Robert Spencer

All the rush by Western leaders to condemn the Islamic State and pronounce it un-Islamic overlooks the very real appeal that it has for many Muslims worldwide, because of its claim to reconstitute the caliphate. Restoring the caliphate is a primary goal of every jihad group in the world. Glibly dismissing the Islamic State as […]

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French FM: “I do not recommend using the term Islamic State…The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats’”

Sep 17, 2014 12:16 pm | Robert Spencer

Daesh is just the Arabic acronym (not “loose acronym”) for “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” so this is just camouflage. Fabius just wants to use some name that doesn’t include “Islamic” in it, so that he can continue to pretend that what the Islamic State does has nothing to do with Islam. Unfortunately, […]

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Turkish government fines Kurdish channel for showing the Holocaust film “The Pianist”

Sep 17, 2014 10:58 am | Robert Spencer

In rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey, where Mein Kampf is a perennial bestseller, the truths about the Holocaust communicated by this magnificent and harrowing film must not be told. To tell them would be “Islamophobic.” “Turkish Government Fines Kurdish Channel For Showing the Holocaust Film The Pianist,” Tom Gross, September 17, 2014: The Turkish State Council for […]

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Bangladesh commutes sentence of popular Islamic preacher convicted of murder, rape and persecution of Hindus

Sep 17, 2014 10:41 am | Robert Spencer

“Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence on a top Islamic preacher, triggering angry protests by both his Islamist supporters and secular opponents and clashes with police.” Why are his “Islamist supporters” rioting when his death sentence was just commuted? Because they don’t think he should have been convicted of anything at all. […]

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Islamic State using Christian homes in Mosul as bomb factories

Sep 17, 2014 09:17 am | Robert Spencer

Meanwhile, what Obama wants to do in order to save the world from the Islamic State is arm the Free Syrian Army. In July 2013, Free Syrian Army fighters entered the Christian village of Oum Sharshouh and began burning down houses and terrorizing the population, forcing 250 Christian families to flee the area. Worthy News […]

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Sep 17 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 17th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 3:13 pm

From PJ Media.Com

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3,000 U.S. Military Personnel Ordered to West Africa to Fight Ebola
By Bridget Johnson

The White House has decided to up its anti-Ebola effort in West Africa, allocating 3,000 U.S. forces to Liberia “to help bring the epidemic under control.”

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House Amendment Would Allow Obama to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels with Terrorist Ties
By Patrick Poole

According to reports, the House Armed Services Committee is currently preparing an amendment to arm and train the Syrian rebels that will be voted on this week. If passed, the bill will be attached to the continuing resolution to fund the government until December. **UPDATE** The amendment has been posted.


Brown Faces Uphill Battle in Race Against Shaheen
By TG Branfalt Jr.
Following his expected victory in the Republican primary, the question remains: Can Scott Brown defeat Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) in a general election?

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Georgia Senate Heats Up as Perdue, Nunn Get Their Hands Dirty
By Alexandra C. Pauley
The race for Georgia’s Senate seat has heated up in the past month as Republican candidate David Perdue and Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn trade blows.

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ZoNation — No Separation of Church and State? Kerry Says the State Dept. Reads Bible

Secretary of State John Kerry says God and the Scriptures matter — when it comes to climate change! Watch Alfonzo Rachel call out this liberal cherry-picking of the Bible and more on this “ZoNation.”


Would Federal Government Regulation of the Internet Be Constitutional?
If the internet is a public channel, should the government regulate it like traffic on a river? A Heritage Foundation panel explores the constitutional ramifications and more issues in play with the future of internet policy. Connect to this discussion with Michelle Fields.

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The Rundown —  Has Isis Mastered Social Media?
An American is running social media accounts for ISIS to get its message out to the world. Hear this story and more on this episode of “The Rundown.”

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What you May Have Missed
Marine’s Mother, Montel Williams to Testify Before Congress on Mexico Detention (Bridget Johnson)
Time (Richard Fernandez)
Quote of the Day (Ed Driscoll)
David Limbaugh’s Legal Brief for God: Jesus on Trial (J. Christian Adams)
Hottest Men in the Conservative Media (Helen Smith)
iMedicine (Stephen Green)
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Sep 17 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 17th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 3:01 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Jihadist says he joined Islamic State because “they’re fighting for Islam”

Sep 16, 2014 08:26 pm | Robert Spencer

Surely Obama, Kerry, Cameron, Abbott, and the rest are on their way over to Syria to find this chap and explain to him how he is misunderstanding Islam. Video thanks to Paul.

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Islamic State urges Muslims to attack Times Square with pipe bombs

Sep 16, 2014 08:16 pm | Robert Spencer

“To the Lone Wolves in America: How to Make a Bomb in Your Kitchen, to Create Scenes of Horror in Tourist Spots and Other Targets.” Why would they want to “create scenes of horror”? Could it have anything to do with the Qur’an’s command to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah […]

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Rochester, NY: Muslim faces charges for supporting Islamic State

Sep 16, 2014 07:51 pm | Robert Spencer

He is already in custody for plotting the jihad murder of U.S. troops and Shi’ites in western New York. I trust that Barack Obama is going to send John Kerry to Rochester to explain to him that he is misunderstanding Islam, and that once he really understands his religion, he would never dream of supporting […]

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“Jews to the gas!”: Islamic anti-Semitism rising in Germany, synagogues attacked

Sep 16, 2014 07:23 pm | Robert Spencer

It has gotten so bad that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to combat it, and even the New York Times has to acknowledge it. Of course, they don’t mention its Qur’anic roots — the fact that the Qur’an calls Jews the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), says they are under Allah’s curse (9:30) […]

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Islamic State draws steady stream of recruits from Turkey: “Diluted form of Islam practiced in Turkey is an insult to the religion”

Sep 16, 2014 06:18 pm | Robert Spencer

What an odd state of affairs: the imams Obama, Kerry, Cameron, Abbott and a host of others assure us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. But a Turkish Muslim who went to join it says of his modern, moderate homeland: “The diluted form of Islam practiced in Turkey is an insult […]

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Muslim Brotherhood cleric declares his support for the Islamic State

Sep 16, 2014 12:47 pm | Robert Spencer

Wagdy Ghoneim, just expelled from Qatar along with other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, used to live in the United States. He served as imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County, California in the early 2000’s, and raised funds for Hamas-linked Muslim charity KindHearts. How many people are still in the United States today who learned […]

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Islamic State’s “sternly worded warning to each of those nations involved with America”: “their local and international interests will be legitimate targets”

Sep 16, 2014 11:17 am | Robert Spencer

A “sternly worded warning” from a supporter of the Islamic State may just be an attempt to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah,” but with its photos in front of the White House and elsewhere in the U.S., the Islamic State seems intent on communicating that it can strike in the […]

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Obama/Kerry’s Islam vs. reality

Sep 16, 2014 10:22 am | Robert Spencer

Spot the difference.

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Turkey welcomes Muslim Brotherhood leaders forced to leave Qatar

Sep 16, 2014 09:23 am | Robert Spencer

Yet another sign of Turkey’s rapid re-Islamization, which has accelerated since Erdogan became President. “Turkey to Welcome Seven Muslim Brotherhood Exiles from Qatar,” by Gianluca Mezzofiore, International Business Times, September 16, 2014 (thanks to Joshua): Turkish PM [sic] Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara would welcome seven top Muslim Brotherhood (MB) figures who are […]

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Kerry: Anti-Islamic State effort must “begin to put real Islam out there”

Sep 16, 2014 08:47 am | Robert Spencer

This will be interesting. The Islamic State preaches and practices the same Islam that the Saudis have been spending billions to spread throughout the world for decades. The idea that this vision of Islam is un-Islamic is an absurd politically correct fiction, unsupported by the Qur’an, Muhammad’s example, Islamic law, Islamic tradition, and Islamic history. […]

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Islamic State creates jihad video game to inspire and train jihadis; characters scream “Allahu Akbar” and behead opponents

Sep 16, 2014 07:49 am | Raymond Ibrahim

According to Arabic media, the Islamic State’s media wing just announced that it has created a new video game where players consist of jihadis battling Iraqi and American forces. Among other things, the purpose of the game is to “raise the morale of the mujahedin and to train children and youth how to battle the […]

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Sep 16 2014

Are Bio-Martyrs Crossing Our Southern Border?

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 5:29 pm

From Prophecy News Watch.Com

The porous United States Southern border and the Ebola outbreak of recent weeks may be creating a “perfect storm” of sorts for Islamic Jihadist terrorists as they seek to strike fear into the hearts of American’s. According to a recent Homeland Security Today article, terrorists may be using the soft southern US border as an entrance for Ebola infected martyrs attempting to transmit the disease to unsuspecting victims here in the US.

Sounds like something out of a Hollywood screenplay? Well in fact, bio-terrorism has been the premise for several successful sci- fi movies and novels. Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain and Tom Clancy’s Executive Orders are just too of many stories that employ biological agents as strategic threats to populations. It is not difficult to imagine that terrorists could actually utilize similar methods to achieve their evil goals.

Dr’s James Phelps and Monica Koenigsberg Ph.D.’s, in their HS Today piece, are shedding light on what they view as the clear and present danger of Ebola infected martyrs, or bio-martyrs, infiltrating the US in an attempt to create panic and death in America. ” If luck is the confluence of preparation and opportunity, then the opportunity presented by the openness of the southern border coupled with the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be the luckiest moment in recent history for several potential terrorist organizations,” stated the two authors.

The article goes on to present a possible scenario for such a bio- terror attack. Consider a young Islamic West African woman who has lost her family members to the Ebola virus. She has heard the news of American doctors and nurses receiving the precious treatments that have saved their lives, while her family was left to die with no real treatment available. Recruited by Jihadist and promised a heavenly reunion with her now dead family, the grief stricken woman agrees to be infected with the virus, cross the border, infect Americans and die as a bio-martyr!

Unlikely you say? Well how many of us could have imagined Islamic Jihadist flying jets into the twin towers of the World Trade Center?

As reported in the above mentioned article, between January 1 and August 12, 2014, over 1,300 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley district came from persons self-identifying as originating from North African Ebola hot zones. According to Border Patrol data provided to Homeland Security Today, persons from nations bordering the Ebola hot zones including; Ghana, Guyana, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso, were apprehended in 2013 attempting to illegally enter the US via the Rio Grande Valley. Additionally, between January and July 2014, more than 70 individuals from three West African nations where the Ebola virus is rampant were apprehended, according to Border Patrol data.

Once across the border, an infected bio-martyr would become an active carrier of the Ebola virus within three weeks of contamination, and could spread the disease through coughing or sneezing on potential victims, or otherwise exposing unknowing targets to infected body fluids. Subsequently, the willing victim could commit suicide aboard a flight or subway, or at a packed football game or a crowded shopping mall. Regardless of whether casualties occurred, terror would ensue across the country and the mission of the terror organization would have been accomplished!

The promise of a direct path to Allah in the wake of their martyrdom could be just enough to entice a radicalized North African Muslim, traumatized by the death and destruction in their homeland, to become a living biological carrier of Ebola into the US.

Counterterrorism officials also warn that members of Al Shabab have been caught this year and that “an unprecedented number of Somalis”, many with ties to terror groups, have sought to illegally cross the US southern border at the Rio Grande Valley. Concerns exist also that Boko Haram, Al Qaeida, and/or ISIS are seeking to infiltrate the US in an attempt to commit terrorist acts on US soil.

Ominously, Phelps and Koenigsberg warn, “the reality is that these groups may have already have begun the process of sending bio-martyrs into the US.”
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Sep 16 2014

Mad Science: ‘Genetically Modified Micro Humans’ To Be ‘Farmed’ For Drug Testing By 2017

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 5:09 pm

From Prophecy News Watch.Com

Developers of artificial micro-humans, or ‘mini GM humans,’ are hoping to release their technology on the market by 2017.

No this isn’t a sci-fi joke. Scientists are developing artificial humans in the same vein as GM plants with the hope that these creations will replace the need for using animals in laboratory testing.

Artificial humans will be ‘farmed’ with interacting organs that can be used in drug tests, speeding up the process of FDA and other government regulatory approvals, and supposedly without damaging rats or other animals currently used in laboratories. The GM humans will contain smartphone-sized microchips that will be programmed to replicate up to 10 major human organs.

Each GM human will be tiny – roughly the size of a microchip itself, simulating the response of humans to substances inhaled, absorbed in the blood, or exposed to in the intestinal tract.

Early versions comprising an artificial kidney, heart, lung or gut are already being used by the cosmetic industry and to observe the use of chemical drugs on non-GMO humans.

The Times of India reported that researchers said this could replace up to 90 million animals each year in labs. Uwe Marx, a tissue engineer from Technische Universitat Berlin and founder of TissUse, a firm developing the technology said:

“If our system is approved by the regulators, then it will close down most of the animal-testing laboratories worldwide.”

Currently, this type of technology is already used on artificial organs like hearts and livers, but the results must be verified on a ‘live’ being – animals in a lab, for instance, to prove that substances are safe when interacting with a living being with real organs.

The problem with current testing, and obviously this proposed ‘solution,’ is that artificial organs, like animals, won’t respond the same way as a human body. We have already observed unforeseen side effects during human trials after animal trials that are far from ‘safe’ – GM crops are a perfect example of this phenomenon.

Organs cannot be divided into ‘fake’ computerized components. They interact with one another, the endocrine system, the brain, the nervous system, environmental cues, emotions, and according to advanced research, even our energetic bodies.

This reminds me of how genetically modified humans are planned to be the next venture for biotechnology companies working with the United States military, with the admitted goal of producing a ‘super soldier’ that does not require food or sleep to perform Olympic-style physical feats. The genetically modified humans, or ‘super soldiers’, will even be able to regrow limbs that were destroyed by enemy fire and live off of their fat stores for extreme lengths of time. You can read more on GMO super-humans here.

While the new GM human farms seem great on paper, since eliminating animal testing is indeed noble, they do not address possible far-reaching, negative ramifications for trying to re-create the complexities of Mother Nature’s form. It seems the pharmaceutical industry and biotech don’t learn from their mistakes at all.
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Sep 16 2014

Why Britain’s Labor Party politicians turned a blind eye to rape

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 4:15 pm

From American Thinker.Com

How could large numbers of young Pakistani men in the city of Rotherham, Yorkshire, get away with sexually abusing some 1,400 young British girls? That’s the big question in a sexual-abuse scandal rocking the land that gave us Shakespeare, Chaucer, and the foundations of the modern Western tradition.

Many observers say multiculturalism and political correctness are why large numbers of dark-skinned Muslim men could have had their way over the years with vulnerable working-class British girls.

They’re right, of course. The police, it seemed, were afraid to confront a privileged minority for fear of being called racist. But some interesting new insights along these lines are provided in a New York Times Op-Ed – “The England that is Forever Pakistan” — by Sarfraz Manzoor, a British journalist of Pakistani descent who, interestingly, immigrated to England with his family as a boy.

Manzoor, despite his Pakistani origins, blames the sexual-abuse scandal on the cultural backwardness of the Pakistani community he grew up in – and on the self-interested Labor Party politicians who represented it. Regarding the Pakistani community, he writes:

The Pakistani community in Rotherham, and elsewhere in Britain, has not followed the usual immigrant narrative arc of intermarriage and integration. The custom of first-cousin marriages to spouses from back home in Pakistan meant that the patriarchal village mentality was continually refreshed.

Britain’s Pakistani community often seems frozen in time; it has progressed little and remains strikingly impoverished. The unemployment rate for the least educated young Muslims is close to 40 percent, and more than two-thirds of Pakistani households are below the poverty line.

My early years in Luton were lived inside a Pakistani bubble. Everyone my family knew was Pakistani, and most of my fellow students at school were Pakistani. I can’t recall a white person ever visiting our home.

So how did Manzoor escape this cultural backwardness? Believe it or not, it was thanks to white Britons; or as he explains:

I owe much to the fact that my family moved from a Pakistani monoculture in Luton to a neighborhood that was largely white, where I learned to challenge many of the attitudes and expectations my parents had instilled. An enlightening breeze of modernity needs to blow through those pockets of England that remain forever Pakistan.”

Sexual abuse not only was tolerated by the Pakistani community, to be sure, but by leftist British politicians who turned a blind eye to it; or as Manzoor explains:

Rotherham is solidly Labour; the last Conservative M.P. lost his seat a month after Adolf Hitler was elected the chancellor of Germany. The Labour politicians who governed Rotherham in the last decade came into politics during the anti-racism movement of the ’70s and ’80s. Their political instinct — and self-interest — was not to confront or alienate their Pakistani voters. Far easier to ally themselves with socially conservative community leaders, who themselves held power by staying on the right side of the community.

As large numbers of culturally backward Pakistanis have immigrated over the years to London, some clear-eyed observers have coined a politically incorrect sobriquet for the storied city: “Londonistan.” To leftists, the term is no doubt racist or xenophobic.

Don’t expect the sexual-abuse scandal – or reality-check in Manzoor’s Op-Ed – to change their minds. After all, the victims were working-class white girls – not constituents who merit much respect in the identify politics that now pervades England.

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Sep 16 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 16th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:37 pm

From PJ Media.Com

Featured Story
Barack Obama’s Biggest Lie
By Roger L. Simon

The Islamic State is not only Islamic, it is the very paradigm of Islam, Islam distilled to its essence as practiced by Mohammed, massacring local tribes, raping and enslaving their women, and making war against everyone in his way until he had subdued as much of Arabia as possible.

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What Exactly Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
By Victor Davis Hanson

If proponents of so-called reform detailed exactly what they wanted, American voters would never support their self-interested agendas.


Civilization and Nancy Pelosi Don’t Mix
By Walter Hudson
If we’re going to play the game of which major political party most threatens civilization, it seems clear that Pelosi and her Democrat cohort deserve the most scrutiny.

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Looking for Mr. ‘Moderate Syrian Rebel’
By Rick Moran
In the end, I suspect they will be able to hold a convention of “moderate Syrian rebels” in a space larger than a phone booth but smaller than a room at the Holiday Inn.

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After Hours: Do We Have to See It to Believe It? (Members Only)

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Sep 16 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 16th September 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:27 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood DHS adviser let go amid allegations of coverup

Sep 15, 2014 10:43 pm | Robert Spencer

“’The Department also did not find any indication that he sought to disclose any other internal OHS [Office of Homeland Security] information to anyone apart from official use of information within the scope of his role for the Homeland Security Advisory Council.’ …However, documents obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act contradict […]

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Robert Spencer in FrontPage Mag: The War At Home

Sep 15, 2014 08:51 pm | Robert Spencer

Is the Islamic State here? Maybe. But the jihad certainly is. My latest in FrontPage: As the Islamic State beheads a third hostage and the world recoils in horror and reassures itself that all this has nothing to do with Islam, it is useful to remember that jihad activity continues in the United States – […]

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Erdogan’s new Turkey requires all students to study the Qur’an

Sep 15, 2014 08:40 pm | Robert Spencer

A major overhaul of the educational system is one of the first acts of the new President Erdogan, and Turkish secularism suffers another major blow. Here is the latest on Turkey’s rapid re-Islamization: “Erdogan’s new Turkey to requires [sic] all students to study the Qur’an,” by NAT da Polis, Asia News, September 15, 2014 (thanks […]

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Video: Robert Spencer and Michael Coren, 13 years after 9/11

Sep 15, 2014 08:23 pm | Robert Spencer

Thursday, September 11, on Michael’s Sun TV show. Video thanks to AlohaSnackbar01.

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UK immigration minister: Beheading of aid worker “nothing to do with Islam”

Sep 15, 2014 07:41 pm | Robert Spencer

So many non-Muslim authorities in the West who see clearly and easily that what the Islamic State does has nothing to do with Islam: Barack Obama, John Kerry, David Cameron, Philip Hammond, Tony Abbott, and so very many others — now including James Brokenshire. Why do so many young Muslims from the West, including hundreds […]

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Texas Sheriff says it’s “naive” to say Islamic State not here: “We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books”

Sep 15, 2014 06:29 pm | Robert Spencer

In June 2014, Representative Ted Poe (R-TX) enunciated the concerns that increasing numbers of people have about jihadists exploiting our open Southern border when he said: “This jihadist group ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have promised direct confrontation with America. He is looking forward to that day and he has said that publicly, […]

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French Foreign Minister: Islamic State not “a state or representative of Islam” — nor are its “throat-cutters”

Sep 15, 2014 03:07 pm | Robert Spencer

Same hymn, different choirboy. Apparently cutting throats is not “representative of Islam,” and anyone who thinks that “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” means “when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (Qur’an 47:4) is just a greasy Islamophobe. “World leaders vow to help Iraq fight Islamic State using ‘all means,’” by Kim […]

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Holder announces pilot programs to counter “violent extremism”

Sep 15, 2014 11:48 am | Robert Spencer

Holder apparently never explained what kind of “violent extremism” he hopes to counter. Susan Jones of CNS News writes that it “sounds like he wants law enforcement and community leaders to meet regularly, to share information on people who may have traveled overseas to join ISIS, or on people who may be plotting attacks right […]

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Muslim UN “high-level expert” says Muslims in West become terrorists because of “Islamophobes” and counter-terror legislation

Sep 15, 2014 10:57 am | Robert Spencer

Aftab Malik spent a month in Lakemba, “Australia’s unofficial Muslim capital.” He came away warning that the atmosphere in Lakemba “reminded him of London prior to the 7/7 terror bombings of 2005.” He says that the tensions have been “fuelled by the photos and videos of thousands of gruesome deaths in the West Bank, Gaza, […]

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Islamic State threatens to kill British aid worker who thought his work for Muslim charity would save him

Sep 15, 2014 09:02 am | Robert Spencer

This is one of the fundamental fallacies of the West’s entire approach to the global jihad. Western analysts and policymakers persist in the delusion that their concessions and acts of kindness will meet with reciprocal acts of kindness from Islamic supremacists and jihadists. This is not, in fact, the case. Instead, they’re just seen as […]

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Jordan: 32% of all registered marriages of Syrian refugees involved girls under 18

Sep 15, 2014 08:24 am | Robert Spencer

Why is this human rights abomination so common? Islamic apologists in the West routinely claim that Muhammad did not marry a child and that child marriage is not permitted in Islam, but actually, few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, […]

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Sep 15 2014

A Disgusting Practice: Female Genital Mutilation

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 4:09 pm

From American Thinker.Com

The Republicans are supposedly waging a “war on women” because they support the right of Christian organizations not to include contraceptives or abortifacients in their employee health insurance.  Democrats are now in high dudgeon, and they want new legislation to protect the “rights of women” supposedly taken away by the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case.

But there is truly a war on women going on that these same radical Democrats and defenders of “women’s rights” say nothing about.  We do not read even muted comments about this other war: namely, the application of female genital mutilation (FGM) in sub-Saharan Africa and throughout the Middle East.  It’s estimated, for example, that 97% of the women in Egypt have undergone this primitive, excruciating, and wholly unnecessary practice.  Just this month, the Islamic State (sometimes referred to as ISIS or ISIL) issued a fatwa (a theocratic, binding command) that all women living in the areas they control will undergo FGM.  Estimates vary, but it will apply to approximately four million women between the ages of 11 and 46.

The liberals, who downplay the threat of Islam to Western civilization, hide behind “cultural relativism” on this one.  There is no outcry against this barbaric practice.  Instead, the cultural relativist says to himself or herself, That’s just how some third world folks are.  You can’t expect people to change overnight. In short, the culpability of Third-World countries is minimized.

This type of reasoning fails to acknowledge that there are good and real reasons why some countries are called civilized and some are called backwards.  Adherents of it fail to see the importance of values in shaping people.  And in particular they fail to see the significance of Judeo-Christian or biblical values, as in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, in shaping the defining moral and spiritual aspects of society.

Thus, FGM is often perceived by its opponents not as a clash of civilizations, but as a technical issue to be overcome, but not aggressively deplored.  The Muslim world’s debates center on which type of FGM is “more sanctioned” by religious texts – the pharaonic circumcision, which requires the removal of the entire clitoris, or sunna circumcision, the most common form in the Islamic world, which requires removal of the fold of skin covering the clitoris (prepuce).  While some Islamic clerics say circumcision is not obligatory for women, others say it is.  An outraged West should incessantly be asking: is this a debate worth having?

The cutting of the clitoris of girls is intended to curb their sexual desire and preserve their sexual honor before marriage.  The practice has a tremendous cost: many girls bleed to death or die of infection.  Most are traumatized.  Those who survive can suffer adverse health effects during marriage and pregnancy.  New information from Iraqi Kurdistan raises the possibility that the problem is more prevalent in the Middle East than previously believed and that FGM is far more tied to religion than many Western academics and activists admit.

When asked why they subject their daughters to the operation, many Muslim women respond that it has always been like that.  Because the clitoris is considered “dirty” (haram), women fear that they cannot find husbands for their daughters if they have not been mutilated, and many believe that men prefer sex with a mutilated wife.  Others stress the religious necessity of FGM, even though Islamic law is unclear on the matter.

When the jihadists denounce Christianity, denounce Judaism, and denounce the West (especially the “Great Satan,” the USA),  they are declaring war to the death.  Among our many irreconcilable differences with the Muslim world is our rejection of their inhuman violence against women.

We are in WWIII, but it is a war of civilizations, not of nations as such, although some terrorist nations such as Libya, Iran, and Qatar are involved.  Nor is religion per se defining this conflict.  Although religion is paramount for the jihadists, it is not for the West.  One side of this conflict is Western, pleasure-seeking, technological, democratic, and motivated by Judeo-Christian values.   Interwoven in this gestalt are socialistic, communistic, and quasi-humanistic ideas of progress (derived from Judeo-Christian ideals yet not acknowledging that derivation).

Obviously some of these trends and themes within Western civilization are in conflict with each other.  Yet all of these factions are together, to a greater or lesser degree, at war with another alien lifestyle and mindset.  That other side of the conflict is Islamic, totalitarian, anti-progress, indifferent to scientific advances, death-oriented, rage-filled, duplicitous, maniacal, vengeful, non-productive, and dependent yet prideful (denying said psychic, political, and economic dependency).

The vile essence of this opposition can be seen in the widespread practice of FGM.  Here, on a day-to-day basis, we see the very worst in mankind manifesting itself.  If we do not win in the struggle against Islamic supremacism, the cult of FGM will have prevailed.  Who can bear the thought?

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