Aug 20 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 20th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:31 pm

From PJ Media.Com

The Real Villain of Ferguson
By Roger L. Simon
The Great Society, which I voted for and supported from the bottom of my heart, is the villain behind Ferguson.
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Miller Hopes Palin Touch Will Lead to Second Primary Upset
By Rod Kackley
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Joe Miller, trailing badly in a three-way race for the Alaska Republican Party’s Senate nomination, would love to see the old Sarah Palin magic sprinkle enough deja vu dust on his campaign to propel him to another upset victory.
A Light unto the Nations
By David Solway
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A purely defensive posture, an extensive reliance on Iron Dome, limited military engagements that only prolong the agony, and legal extenuations are expressive of, as well as engender, a garrison mentality that is ultimately self-defeating.

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Team GOP Has No Lead-Dog, No Good Voter Data
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Antiquated GOP pollsters have failed to adequately track turnout trends. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to tap technology and ply social media. How can any Republican defeat Hillary? Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights, tells Michelle Fields what the right can do better.
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It Would be Insanity to Nominate Mitt Romney for President Again
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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, expecting different results. Alfonzo Rachel says the GOP should be put in an asylum if it re-nominates Mitt Romney. Hear his solution on this new ZoNation.
What You May Have Missed
Hillary Demands Private Jet, Presidential Suite to Give Speeches Denouncing Inequality (Bryan Preston)
[VIDEO] The Rundown: Natl. Guard Called to Ferguson, MO
Obama on Ferguson: ‘I Have to be Very Careful About Not Prejudging These Events’ (Bridget Johnson)
Yes, AP Violated Its Style Guide to Refer to Michael Brown, 18, as a ‘Youth’ (Ed Driscoll)
The Daily Debate: Ferguson, Rick Perry and the Criminal Organization Masquerading as a Political Party (Michael Walsh)
Shrinking Government and Seeing a Shrink (Richard Fernandez)
‘God’s Not Dead,’ But Some Are Trying (Andrew Klavan)
10 Provocative Perspectives on the Death of Robin Williams (Dave Swindle)
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Aug 20 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 20th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 2:23 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Islamic State vows to ‘break the American cross’

Aug 19, 2014 09:53 pm | Robert Spencer

The Islamic State jihadis think of the U.S. as a Christian nation, and so they think of destroying it as breaking the cross, which language is also reminiscent of this: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) […]

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Video: Dov Hikind at AFDI’s rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 09:46 pm | Robert Spencer

Dov Hikind has served in the New York State Assembly since 1982, representing the 48th Assembly District (Borough Park, Dyker Heights, sections of Flatbush, and beyond), battling against discrimination and anti-Semitism, and standing for human rights.

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Islamic State jihadist justifies beheading as “100% Islam”

Aug 19, 2014 08:21 pm | Robert Spencer

Khalid bin Walid(ra) beheaded 70,000 Persian prisoners of war after the battle of Ullias, its 100% Islaam, in case a munafiq says it isn’t. — Abu Mansoor (@TaifaMansoora) August 19, 2014 He said it. Will some “moderate” spokesman in the West show why he is wrong on Islamic grounds. Almost certainly not, and no mainstream […]

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Video: Coptic leader Ashraf Ramelah at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted minorities

Aug 19, 2014 08:13 pm | Robert Spencer

Ashraf Ramelah is the founder and president of Voice of the Copts, a human rights organization with offices in Italy and the U.S., dedicated to the defense of the persecuted Christians of Egypt.

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“Union Square Rally for Israel a success but not loud enough to snag media coverage”

Aug 19, 2014 08:00 pm | Robert Spencer

Of course. To be “loud enough to snag media coverage,” our rally would have had to repeat the mainstream media line. Rallies that dissent from that line are never “loud enough,” no matter what — we had tens of thousands at Ground Zero a few years ago and the media barely took notice. “Union Square […]

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Islamic State beheads US journalist James Foley in video

Aug 19, 2014 06:54 pm | Robert Spencer

He was kidnapped in 2012. Islamic law allows for killing a hostage as one of four options: “As for the captives, the amir [ruler] has the choice of taking the most beneficial action of four possibilities: the first to put them to death by cutting their necks; the second, to enslave them and apply the […]

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Breaking: Islamic State claims to have American prisoner UPDATE: Beheaded

Aug 19, 2014 04:37 pm | Robert Spencer

WOO! #ISIS claims they have a #USA prisoner!! #Iraq pic.twitter.com/wRi8DGbUF9 — Rami (@RamiAlLolah) August 19, 2014 More details as they become available. UPDATE: RT@zaidbenjamin #ISIS beheads photojournalist James Wright Foley in a massage to US to end its intervention in #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/n8PGIiumB1 — Mina مينا (@Minaism) August 19, 2014

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Islamic State jihadis screaming “Allahu akbar” burn Bibles, cut fingers off for wedding rings

Aug 19, 2014 04:24 pm | Robert Spencer

This unfathomable brutality is predicated on the Qur’anic division of the world: “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but harsh to the unbelievers” (48:29). It would be hard to sustain an argument that these Islamic State jihadis were being too harsh to the unbelievers; the Qur’an […]

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Islamic State to U.S.: “We will drown all of you in blood”

Aug 19, 2014 03:47 pm | Robert Spencer

The White House says that the U.S. is not at war with the Islamic State. But the Islamic State certainly is at war with the U.S. “Islamic State Promises to ‘Drown All of You in Blood,’” by David Ludwig, The Wire, August 19, 2014: According to Reuters, a newly released video by the Islamic State […]

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“ISIS here” banner in Ferguson, Missouri as jihadis try to exploit race conflict

Aug 19, 2014 02:48 pm | Robert Spencer

This banner is in line with supporters of the Islamic State taking photos of the Islamic State flag held in front of the White House and other landmarks. The objective is to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60) and to emphasize the desire of Islamic State jihadis to strike […]

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Video: Sudanese freedom fighter Simon Deng at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 01:53 pm | Robert Spencer

Simon Deng is a human rights activist from Sudan who was enslaved as a child by Islamic supremacists. He fought for years for the independence of his Christian homeland of South Sudan from the Muslim north, while the north waged jihad against Christians.

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Video: Yazidi leader Haider Elias at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 01:44 pm | Robert Spencer

Haider Elias is a Yazidi activist and a former U.S. army translator. During the recent Yazidi crisis he has been part of a delegation that has been working closely with the State Department to manage this crisis.

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Video: Robert Spencer at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 01:26 pm | Robert Spencer

August 17, 2014 in Union Square.

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Video: Pamela Geller at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 01:20 pm | Robert Spencer

The rally was the first ever to feature together defenders of Israel and representatives of other populations victimized by Islamic jihadists.

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VIDEO: CUFI Pastor Matthew Singh speaks at AFDI rally for Israel and persecuted religious minorities

Aug 19, 2014 01:16 pm | Robert Spencer

Pastor Matthew Singh is a spokesman for Christians United for Israel.

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Tripoli: Islamic salafis ban Christian crosses and icons

Aug 19, 2014 12:58 pm | Raymond Ibrahim

In Tripoli, roaming bands of armed Salafis—Muslims who seek to follow the example of Islam’s prophet as literally as possible—went door to door of the city’s jewelry stores, ordering the owners to stop selling any crosses or Christian icons. “Immediately thereafter,” report Arabic media, “the store owners collected all the crosses and Christian icons and delivered them […]

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Robert Spencer in PJ Media: 5 Ways the Quran Explains Today’s Headlines

Aug 19, 2014 12:53 pm | Robert Spencer

Hamas-linked CAIR wants Americans to read the Qur’an. Over at PJ Media, I explain why I think that is a great idea. Nihad Awad of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has claimed that “research has shown that anti-Islam prejudice goes down when people interact with ordinary Muslims and have greater knowledge of Islam.” […]

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Syrian Christian asks, “Why aren’t the moderate Muslims doing more to stop the extremists in their midst?”

Aug 19, 2014 08:09 am | Robert Spencer

“Why aren’t the moderate Muslims doing more to stop the extremists in their midst? Do they agree with their ideology and extremism? We saw hundreds of thousands of protesters on the streets against the abuses of the regime, so why are we not now seeing those thousands of protesters against what IS is doing?” Fair […]

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Aug 19 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 19th August 2014

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From PJ Media.Com

Our ‘Face in the Crowd’
By Victor Davis Hanson
Elia Kazan’s classic A Face in the Crowd is a good primer on Barack Obama’s rise and fall. Lonesome Rhodes arises out of nowhere in the 1957 film, romancing the nation as a phony populist who serially spins yarns in the most folksy ways — confident that he should never be held to account.
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Ferguson: “Without These Businesses Broken Into, None of Y’All Would Be Out Here”
By Walter Hudson
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Whether Michael Brown’s killing was justified or not, the question will not be settled by stealing things, breaking stuff, or “burning shit in the street.” Indeed, any legitimate criticism of police conduct loses its impact when coupled with open disregard of justice as such.
West Virginia Democrat Tries to Turn Tables on Senate Foe
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After the Capito campaign announced Romney’s visit last week, Tennant’s campaign pointed to a speech the then-governor made in 2003 in front of a Salem, Mass. coal-burning plant.

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Klavan & Whittle:
What Separates Humans from Animals? (Members Only)
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Is there much that mentally separates humans from animals? Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle explore a topic submitted by TriForce. Join this members-only conversation.
After Hours:
Government Forces Public Universities to Define Sex (Members Only)
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New legislation in California is requiring colleges to define consensual sex. Tammy Bruce, Leo Terrell and Scott Ott join John Phillips to take on the so-called “affirmative consent standard.” Watch this After Hours segment, and sound off in the comments section.
What You May Have Missed
Capt. Ron Johnson Gives a Rousing, Heartfelt Speech at Michael Brown Rally in Ferguson (Paula Bolyard)
[VIDEO] Scott Turner: Texas is Good, but Not Perfect
The Star Chamber Comes to Texas (Roger L. Simon)
Wired Magazine calls for Birth Panels (Ed Driscoll)
Dover Beach (Richard Fernandez)
Lord Elgin in Detroit (Roger Kimball)
Is Suicide Genetic? (Helen Smith)
Depression Is No Joke (Charlie Martin)
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Aug 19 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 19th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 11:20 am

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Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women

Aug 18, 2014 09:03 pm | Robert Spencer

Circumcision: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh 'female circumcision']).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. […]

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Australia Muslim leader: “My flag is the flag of Allah,” not Australian flag

Aug 18, 2014 07:58 pm | Robert Spencer

“For me to have the Shahada flag, as it’s called, that’s a flag that I stand and live and die for and I don’t stand and live and die for the Australian flag.” So says Wissam Haddad. But Tony Abbott says: “My position is that everyone has got to be on Team Australia.” One of […]

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Pope Francis OKs force to stop huge outbreak of misunderstanding of Islam

Aug 18, 2014 06:55 pm | Robert Spencer

Last November, Pope Francis wrote that “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.” Unfortunately for him and for the world at large, so many Muslims have misunderstood their own religion that now he is emphasizing that it is “licit to stop the unjust aggressor.” Pope Francis […]

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HuffPo stands strong for Hamas and Islamic State, bashes AFDI rally for their victims

Aug 18, 2014 02:45 pm | Robert Spencer

The Huffington Post does not deign to mention the point of the rally, which was to support Israel and persecuted religious minorities. It doesn’t say anything about how this was the first rally of its kind: the first to bring together the disparate victims of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, presenting a common front in […]

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Hamas and Islamic Jihad fully control UN agency for “Palestinian” “refugees”

Aug 18, 2014 11:18 am | Robert Spencer

“Hamas’ takeover of the UNRWA institutions and UNRWA staff should set off alarms regarding the possibility of funding given by donor countries — primarily the United States — finding its way to financing the salaries of Hamas and Islamic Jihad activists.” Yep. “Report: Hamas Jihad fully controls UN agency for Palestinians refugees,” World Tribune, August […]

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Afghan Sikhs: One of the world’s most persecuted minorities

Aug 18, 2014 11:14 am | Robert Spencer

Afghanistan is 99% Muslim and is the home of the Taliban, the “Students,” who call themselves that because they are students of Islam. The Sikhs in Afghanistan have been persecuted and continue to be vulnerable to Islamic jihadists. Islamic supremacists in the West, meanwhile, attempt to co-opt the Sikhs into their victimhood narrative (which is […]

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Islamic State: 45 churches desecrated and converted into mosques

Aug 18, 2014 10:05 am | Robert Spencer

And they’re just getting warmed up. “Islamic State desecrated 45 churches in Mosul, says Christian aid organization,” MCN, August 17, 2014: The mission of Aid to the Church in Need organization went to northern Iraq to provide assistance and support to all displaced Christians. The mission experienced the suffering of hundreds living in tents where […]

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Syria mosque-goers pledge allegiance to Islamic State caliphate

Aug 18, 2014 10:00 am | Robert Spencer

Why didn’t they rise up en masse and cry out, “Islam is a Religion of Peace! You extremists are hijacking our religion!”? Why didn’t they cast this pro-Islamic State preacher out of the mosque and replace him with a moderate? “Mosque-Goers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi following Sermon in Al-Raqqah, Syria, MEMRI, […]

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Letter from London Jew chronicles UK’s embrace of Islamic anti-Semitism

Aug 18, 2014 09:33 am | Robert Spencer

How quickly Great Britain is descending into darkness. Those who have been appointed to defend her are the ones most responsible for their nation’s certain future of chaos and violence. And the British intelligentsia, as they head to their own destruction and that of their nation, will congratulate themselves that they didn’t give way to […]

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Supporters of Israel and persecuted religious minorities stand together at AFDI rally

Aug 18, 2014 09:17 am | Robert Spencer

This is the coalition we need: all those who face jihad terror and Islamic supremacism need to stand together. And so our AFDI rally yesterday was groundbreaking. Here is Pamela Geller’s account: Today was an historic day. For the first time, defenders of Israel and representatives of minorities persecuted by Islamic jihadists from around the […]

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Egypt: Brotherhood supporters set fire to butcher shop

Aug 18, 2014 08:48 am | Raymond Ibrahim

Supporters of the “terrorist” Muslim Brotherhood group, report Egyptian media, set fire to a butcher shop Saturday evening in Aim Shams, a suburb in Cairo. The reason for this latest Brotherhood arson attack is that the owner of the shop objected to one of the Brotherhood’s protests.   Three of the Brotherhood’s supporters were detained by […]

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UK supermarket removes kosher food from shelves for fear of pro-jihad thugs

Aug 18, 2014 08:43 am | Robert Spencer

The message here, of course, is that terrorism works. Violent intimidation works. Thuggery works. This is just the opposite message of the one that should be sent, but what do you expect? It’s Absurd and Subjugated Britannia. “Sainsbury’s strips kosher food from its shelves over fear of attacks by anti-Israeli protesters picketing as Gaza demonstrators […]

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Aug 18 2014

Independence Day in India and Pakistan

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 5:12 pm

From American Thinker.Com

Shortly after the movie Gandhi opened in Delhi in 1982, a cartoon appeared in a major Indian newspaper showing a car with then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (no relation) pulling away from the theater. “They say it’s based on a true story,” she tells a companion.

It was Independence Day in India and Pakistan on Friday. While no one, of course, has forgotten the dramatic events of August 1947, the two countries have strayed about as far from the visions of their founders as we in America have.

Though he received his legal training in London (where he encountered the Bhagavad Gita for the first time, the book that was to be his Bible), Mohandas Gandhi, with his trademark loincloth and spinning wheel, envisioned an independent India that was deindustrialized and de-Westernized. His grand plan, “the Constructive Program,” called for households and villages to be autonomous, breeding cattle, using bullocks to pull plows, drawing water from wells. People would make their own clothing, pottery, and even their own books — but not alcohol, which would be banned. Government would wither away. It was necessary only for the top 5% of the population, swindlers, black-marketeers, etc. and the bottom 5%, thieves, murderers, and gangsters. The rest of India would take naturally to the “spiritual socialism” of the Constructive Program.

Jawaharal Nehru, Gandhi’s disciple and India’s first president, knew perfectly well how unrealistic the Mahatma’s vision was.  It would be impossible to support a population of 400 million with Gandhi’s policies. Nehru may have breathed a sigh of relief when the Mahatma was martyred on January 30, 1948. India’s first president was then able consolidate his control over the Congress Party and launch the nation on a program of massive government spending on prestige socialist projects that his mentor would have scorned.

Pakistan’s founder Muhammed Ali Jinnah, educated like Gandhi at the Inns of Court, was his opposite in all respects. He was an Anglophile (English was his first language), a natty dresser — he owned over 200 tailored suits, and changed clothes four times a day — a chain smoker, and fond of champagne, oysters, caviar, claret, and single-blended Scotch: a classic MINO, Muslim In Name Only. He married a Parsi woman 24 years his junior (though she nominally converted), and seldom darkened the door of a mosque. When he paraded through the streets of Islamabad on the back of an elephant, he always had the band play “God Save the King.” It was the only song everyone knew, he explained.

Jinnah despised his rivals. Gandhi was “a Hindu revivalist” and satyagraha, passive resistance, was “for the ignorant and illiterate.” Nehru was “a Peter Pan” who “should have been an English professor.”

Jinnah’s vision for Pakistan was of a modern, secular, democratic nation, honoring the rule of law. He deeply admired what Kemal Mustafa had done in Turkey — abolishing the Caliphate, banning sharia law, setting up a secular education system, even prohibiting the traditional fez — though Jinnah wanted to accomplish similar reforms through parliamentary means. It was his deep mistrust of the Congress Party, not any fondness for Islam, that led him to call for an autonomous Muslim state. He was convinced, too, that Muslims made up the more progressive, dynamic, and enlightened segment of the subcontinent’s population, and shouldn’t be shackled to the illiterate, superstitious Hindu peasant masses.

What would they think of their respective nations if they returned?

After a couple of false starts, India began liberalizing its economy in 1991, and experienced an unprecedented boom, GDP growth reaching 9% by 2007. The skylines of Bangalore, India’s IT capital, Mumbai (Bombay), its financial center, Pune, Hyderabad, and other cities transformed by the country’s prosperity, would have astonished both Gandhi and Jinnah.

Karachi, in Pakistan’s Sindh province, is an economic powerhouse as well, the country’s industrial and financial capital, headquarters for multinationals, with a downtown skyline reflecting this.  But it has serious crime problems and low livability ratings.

While democracy flourished in India, Pakistan’s history has been punctuated by coups, military dictatorships, widespread corruption, assassinations, and jihadist attacks. The ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence agency, though it captured some 9/11 terrorists, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has played a double game, sheltering Bin Laden and continuing to support the Taliban. And the Pakistani Army was responsible for one of the great post-World War II genocides, when the Bengali Muslims of East Pakistan sought independence in 1971. Estimates of the killings range from 300,000 to 3 million, with 6-8 million refugees. Revealingly, while Muslims represent almost 15% of India’s population, 177 million people, Hindus are less than 1.5% of Pakistan’s.

Not quite the nation of parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, any more than India is a network of little, peaceable ashrams, where the spinning wheels hum and the Gita is chanted.

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Aug 18 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 18th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 1:49 pm

From Jihad Watch.Org

Islamic State: “We Will Take Spain Back”

Aug 17, 2014 01:08 pm | Robert Spencer

This is because Islamic law dictates that any land that once was ruled by Muslims belongs by right to Muslims forever. “Expel them from wherever they have expelled you” — Qur’an 2:191 “Islamic State: ‘We Will Take Spain Back,’” by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute, August 17, 2014: Radical Muslims in Spain have launched a social […]

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Sharia Saudi Arabia: Prison, lashes for woman who criticized morality police

Aug 17, 2014 12:58 pm | Robert Spencer

“It said the patrol had entered her cafe to check there were no breaches of morality or other laws in the conservative Muslim kingdom, and that some of her employees had then run away because they were breaking immigration rules.” Not that oppressing women and non-Muslims and imprisoning and lashing people for speaking out is […]

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UK: Muslim Jew-hatred demonstrators attack police, trash supermarket

Aug 17, 2014 12:40 pm | Robert Spencer

They were trying to intimidate the store into stopping selling Israeli products. And given the fact that British authorities are so practiced at caving in to Islamic supremacist intimidation, they will probably ultimately succeed. “Tesco store trashed by Gaza protesters,” Telegraph, August 16, 2014 (thanks to Inexion): Police officers were attacked and stock was thrown […]

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Islamic State jihadi from Canada killed: “I have sold my soul for the sake of Allah”

Aug 17, 2014 11:20 am | Robert Spencer

Where did Farah Mohamed Shirdon get his understanding of Islam? Does anyone in Calgary know or care, or would asking such questions be “Islamophobic”? “Calgary man reportedly killed fighting with Iraq extremists,” by Bill Kaufmann, QMI Agency, August 15, 2014: CALGARY ─ Multiple reports state a Calgarian who volunteered to fight with the extremist Islamic […]

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Islamic State beheads hundreds of members of Syrian tribe

Aug 17, 2014 11:10 am | Robert Spencer

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” — Qur’an 47:4 “Islamic State beheads hundreds of members of Syrian tribe,” Reuters, August 17, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth): The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them […]

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Oakland: Pro-jihad terror thugs seek to keep Israeli ship from docking

Aug 17, 2014 11:02 am | Robert Spencer

“Kiswani said the action was meant to generate momentum for a broader campaign calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Israeli government as a response to violence in Gaza.” Never mind that Hamas is wholly and solely responsible for putting civilians in harm’s way in Gaza. These Leftist Useful idiots will pursue their Nazi […]

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Yazidi spokesman to address AFDI rally in New York City today

Aug 17, 2014 10:09 am | Robert Spencer

A Yazidi leader and activist, Haider Elias, will be speaking at our rally in solidarity with the victims of the worldwide jihad. Mr. Elias was a member of the Yazidi delegation during the Sinjar crisis and a former U.S. army translator. During this Yazidi crisis, along with a delegation, Haider Elias has been working closely […]

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“From the moment I left Islam I stopped being an anti-semite, homophobe and mysogynist”

Aug 17, 2014 09:57 am | Robert Spencer

“When I stopped hating, I realized how hate poisons you and distorts your world view.” Here is a fascinating interview in which an ex-Muslim speaks honestly about how he was indoctrinated into a world view of hatred and violence. “The Jihadist – Former Convicted Jihadi talks about Homosexuality & Women,” by Saif R. Rahman, the […]

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Denmark, version 2.0: Kurds clash with supporters of Islamic State

Aug 17, 2014 09:43 am | Nicolai Sennels

Some days ago, IS-supporters stoned anti-IS demonstrators in Holland. Almost simultaneously, Kurds in Copenhagen demonstrating against the terror regime Islamic State, clashed with supporters of the latter. I guess it is only a matter of time before one of both sides arm themselves with more than sticks and stones for such conflicts. København: Kurdere angriber ISIS tilhænger […]

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Denmark: Liberals want to quit international conventions to limit Muslim immigration

Aug 17, 2014 09:13 am | Nicolai Sennels

Via 10news.dk, translated from EB: Please send this inspiration to your politicians. Our countries are receiving far too many immigrants — mainly Muslims (including jihad terrorists) — because international conventions force us to. So why not just quit the conventions? International commitments must not jeopardize the Liberal Party’s proposal for a new immigration policy. The […]

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9/11 mastermind writes to Obama on “Muslim oppression at the hands of the West”

Aug 17, 2014 08:43 am | Robert Spencer

Ever the victim, no matter what. “Accused 9/11 mastermind pens letter to Obama on ‘Muslim oppression,’” by Douglas Ernst, The Washington Times, August 15, 2014: The man accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has penned a letter for President Obama. Now, Khalid Sheik Mohammed is looking for a way to get his […]

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Cameron: Islamic State could “target us on the streets of Britain”

Aug 17, 2014 08:23 am | Robert Spencer

And so this malignant and clueless clown is calling for strong action against it. What kind of strong action, Mr. Cameron? Maybe ban more opponents of jihad terror from Britain — that will solve this crisis! “Islamic extremists pose a threat to streets of Britain, David Cameron warns,” by Rebecca Perring, Express, August 17, 2014 […]

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Islamic State jihadis kidnap more than 3,000 women and girls in 2 week rampage

Aug 17, 2014 06:13 am | Robert Spencer

“They face the terrifying prospect of being forced into marriage or sold as sex slaves…” As I noted here and elsewhere, there are many Qur’anic passages and present-day Muslim clerics who justify this practice on Islamic grounds. Here for your reference is another passage that assumes that a man will have both wives and sex […]

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Aug 17 2014

America: I Wish She Were “Hot or Cold”

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 5:23 pm

From American Thinker.Com

I live in the northeast Georgia area. I’ve spoken often — to God and man — of how blessed and thankful I am to have been born in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Not only that, but I’ve also been extremely blessed to have grown up in one of the most conservative and one of the most Christ-influenced areas in the United States.

My political district is the Georgia Ninth. According to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, Georgia’s Ninth is currently the third most Republican district in the U.S. Yes, Republican doesn’t always imply conservative (and certainly doesn’t imply Christian), but of course, conservative — especially conservative Christian — almost always equals strongly Republican. Thus, whatever political madness America must endure, I can usually take solace in the fact that my area of the country will be somewhat shielded from the fallout. Thank God and the Founders for the vertical separation of powers!

Of course, such “political madness” is especially prevalent when the realms of politics and faith collide. A recent case in point involves a public high school, Chestatee High School (CHS) in Hall County Georgia, which is about 15 minutes from my home. Along with writing and maintaining a website, I currently teach mathematics at another high school within the same district. Thus I became very curious when my lovely wife approached me the evening of August 12 with the news of the spiritual and potential legal conflict that was brewing at CHS.

Just after we got our four children to bed, Michelle informed me that Hall County School district, due to prayers and references to Scripture involving the football program at CHS, was under threat of a lawsuit by the American Humanist Association. My reply: “Good!”

As lawsuit after lawsuit results in courts across America tossing out the marriage amendments passed (usually overwhelmingly) by dozens of states; as nudists seek to exercise their “right” to be naked; as San Francisco politicians export their home-grown perversions (warning: graphic) to other parts of the country; as corporation after corporation pays homage to the (tiny) homosexual community; as self-identifying “Christians” kill unborn children “in the name of Jesus;” as so-called “evangelical” pastors “come out” in support of homosexuality; more and more Americans, whether they like it or not, are being forced to make difficult moral decisions. In other words, many Americans, who would prefer to remain on the sidelines as we continue to debate the moral issues in America, are being forced to declare with whom they stand.

As Screwtape cautioned Wormwood: just as warfare with bullets and bombs renders one of the best weapons of Satan (“contented worldliness”) useless, the mounting moral conflicts in America are pushing many of us out of a contented and willful ignorance and complacence and into a place that the enemy of all mankind really doesn’t want us to go: a place where we are forced to confront the social, political, and spiritual consequences of our beliefs and behaviors; a place where we also must examine why we believe what we believe — and, determine if what we believe is really the truth.

This is why I say….let’s have it out. As I noted on the Redskins nonsense, let’s debate the morality and the justness of all these matters. Let us each loudly and clearly cast our moral standards before the American people, the courts, and most importantly, the Creator and see where we stand. This is certainly not to imply that, at least when it comes to the American people and the courts, such a confrontation will produce results that you or I will like. However, as Christ warned the Church at Laodicea, let us not be “lukewarm!”

If America is to stem her descent into a spiritual and moral winter, then Christians across the country must do their best to ignite fires of faith in their families, churches, communities, schools, places of work, and so on, and be the light we are called to be. We do not need Christians who see compromise (with Scripture) as the way forward. Neither do we need Christian monasteries or compounds where biblical values and truths are hoarded and hidden from our nation.

What we need are communities full of faithful families led by fathers and mothers who want to work hard, raise children, attend church, and pass on their biblical values to the next generation, and the next, and so on. As Psalm 78 [show/hide]ERROR: You have exceeded your quota of 5000 requests per day. Please contact the developer of this application if you have questions. (If you're the developer and have questions about this error message, please contact Crossway.)
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implores the rebellious nation of Israel: fathers teach your children, so that they will in turn teach their children — so it should be with every nation that wants to walk in the truth.

Such communities need to be “cities on a hill,” welcoming all those who want to join, so that the American people can clearly contrast the ways of those who are “lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” with those who seek to live the “godly life in Christ Jesus.” Thus Americans can clearly choose whether to be part of, as Augustine put it, the “City of God” or the “City of Man.”

And we need more communities to react like the Hall County community did once word of the lawsuit became public knowledge. On Friday, August 15, The Gainesville Times reported that after the Hall County School system received the threat from the atheist group, “at least three prayer events were organized on school (CHS) grounds.” In addition, a Facebook page – to facilitate and encourage the prayer groups — was started that received over 11,000 “likes” in just over a day. Other high schools in Hall County, including my own, Johnson High, joined the prayer movement.

Perhaps most encouraging, as Todd Starnes noted in his piece on the issue, was the response of Hall County School superintendent Will Schofield. “Unfortunately when school systems get letters like this and people start rattling sabers, usually the first reaction by a lot of school districts is, ‘Oh my goodness, we don’t want to be in the news. We don’t want to be sued, so we better stop doing whatever we are doing,’” Schofield said. He added, “I don’t think that will be the first reaction of the Hall County School Board.”

Such should be the reaction, not only on matters concerning public expressions of faith, but on the definition of marriage, on abortion, on sexual perversions, on the breakdown of the family, on postings of the Ten Commandments, and on each and every moral issue that we face. In other words, America is in the midst of a battle for her soul and it’s time that more Christians started acting like it.

Trevor Grant Thomas

At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.

www.trevorgrantthomas.com

Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World

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Aug 17 2014

Jihad Watch: News Index - 17th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 10:48 am

From Jihad Watch.Org

UK: Muslim hackers target celebrity and business bank accounts to fund Islamic State

Aug 16, 2014 10:25 am | Robert Spencer

The Qur’an directs Muslims to fight the People of the Book until they pay the jizya (a poll tax; Qur’an 9:29). This creates the sense that it is only the natural order of things for non-Muslims to pay money to Muslims, and if they do not do so, then their money can lawfully be taken […]

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Al Qaeda: “We will employ every means to cause the US as many casualties as possible, as part of jihad for the sake of Allah”

Aug 16, 2014 10:05 am | Robert Spencer

Why? Because “the US is the main barrier to liberating the Muslim peoples and instating shari’a rule, as we have seen in more than one country.” Yet in the U.S. itself, everyone knows that only greasy Islamophobes would dare oppose Sharia, which is entirely benign and compatible with Constitutional values. Al Qaeda is apparently made […]

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Islamic State jihadists destroy Shi’ite mosque, execute muezzin

Aug 16, 2014 09:33 am | Robert Spencer

Why would they destroy a mosque? Because it was the wrong kind of mosque: a mosque for those Rafidite dogs, the Shia. The Islamic State jihadis believe that Shi’ites are apostates and heretics and thus must be killed, and their mosques destroyed. This is not “extremism”: all the schools of Islamic jurisprudence mandate death for […]

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Hamas-linked CAIR lies (again), says flag New Jersey Muslim was flying was not Islamic State flag

Aug 16, 2014 09:17 am | Robert Spencer

Mark Dunaway is the New Jersey Muslim who was flying a flag bearing the shahadah, the Islamic profession of faith, outside his home, as I posted about here several days ago. When it was noted that the Islamic State uses exactly the same flag, police visited his home and he took the flag down. Now, […]

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Obama delays arms shipments to Israel while confirming advanced arms sales to Turkey and Qatar

Aug 16, 2014 08:34 am | Robert Spencer

Does anyone still think that Barack Obama genuinely has any interest in maintaining the United States’ alliance with Israel? That anyone thought he did in the first place shows the power of the mainstream media in propagating falsehoods. Since the beginning of his political career, Obama has allied with the most venomous haters of Israel. […]

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Aug 16 2014

Important News Headlines - 12th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 1:19 pm

From KHouse.Org

Maliki’s Bid to Keep Power in Iraq Seems to Collapse - August 12, 2014

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s defiant fight to retain power in Iraq appeared to collapse on Tuesday after his former backers in Iran, the military and his own party all signaled that he could no longer expect their support.

The New York Times

Foreign National to help lead U.S. Troops in Europe - August 12, 2014

In an unprecedented move, a German officer has been appointed to a key command post over the U.S. Army in Europe. According to Germany’s defense ministry, Laubenthal will serve as “the right-hand man” to Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr., who commands more than 37,000 U.S. Army Europe, USAREUR, personnel from headquarters in the central German city of Wiesbaden.

WND

Turkey’s New Sultan - August 12, 2014

Recep Tayyip Erdogan called his triumph in Turkey’s weekend presidential election a “trophy night for democracy.” That’s one way to put it. Another is that Mr. Erdogan is using his success at the polls to move his country toward a politics of illiberalism that will undermine democracy. Sunday’s vote marked the first time Turks directly elected a president. Mr. Erdogan, who has served 11 years as Prime Minister, garnered 52% of ballots—13 points ahead of Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the candidate put forward by the two main opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Selahattin Demirtas of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party placed a distant third with 10%.

Wall Street Journal

ISIS killed 500 Yazidis, buried some alive including women and children in Iraq - August 11, 2014

Extremists from the Islamic State have killed at least 500 people, including women and children, Iraqi officials said. Some of the victims were buried alive. The killings reported by Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to Reuters add to a long list of atrocities reportedly committed by the radical group in Iraq and neighboring Syria, where it wants to create a caliphate. “We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing [their ancient home city of] Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic State have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Sudani said.

RT

Obama Authorizes Airstrikes in Iraq - August 07, 2014

U.S. president Barack Obama authorized limited air strikes against ISIS militants in northern Iraq (NYT) to prevent the killing of religious minorities and any threats to U.S. personnel and interests in Baghdad and the Kurdish capital of Erbil. The United States began to drop relief supplies (Reuters) to Yazidi refugees fleeing Islamist militants. The move marks the first time the United States has taken such steps for military action since the militants began an offensive in June that overran swathes of northern and western Iraq and declared a “caliphate” in captured areas of Iraq and Syria.

The New York Times

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Aug 16 2014

PJ Media: News Index - 16th August 2014

Tag: Global CommentarySage @ 12:06 pm

From PJ Media.Com

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What do St. Louis, Los Angeles, New York City and other big cities have in common? All of these do have problems with police brutality, but the media won’t touch another essential fact. Hear Alfonzo Rachel’s no-nonsense take on this new video.
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And Then There Were Three: Libertarian Set to Shake Up Kentucky Senate Race
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Kentucky voters who haven’t cottoned to either major-party candidate in this year’s U.S. Senate race will have another option on the ballot this November: Libertarian David Patterson.
Nixon’s Resignation, 40 Years On
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Friday, August 8 marked the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation announcement. He resigned the next day.

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