Lies  about  Islam  and  Terrorism

The word "Islam" means "submission".  All Mohammedans are commended to wage war against the "unbelievers" until they submit to Islam and the entire world becomes Islamic.*

The number one lie about Islam is that it is a "religion of peace."  That's nonsense.

Many on the political left seem to think that one religion is the same as another; however, Baptists don't fly hijacked planes into office buildings, and Catholics don't behead those who refuse to convert.  Muslims have a well-deserved reputation for violence.

Politicians like to claim that Islamic terrorists all over the world don't accurately represent Islam.  That is a lie.  There are no moderate Muslims.  There are Muslims who know how to lay low and keep quiet until the right time comes, but when that day finally arrives, I predict that all Muslims will either join in the holy war or die at the hands of their less-timid fellow Muslims.

Please visit the Annie Jacobsen Page, which is a discussion of the suspicious activity on Northwest Flight 327, on June 29, 2004.  A group of fourteen Middle Eastern men were apparently on a "dry run" for a hijacking, looking for holes in the national air travel security system.  All were in the country illegally – on expired visas, yet they were questioned and released after they landed in Los Angeles.

Reference material:

List of Islamic Terror Attacks in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Map:  Muslims as a percentage of all residents, 2000

American Leftists Who Hate Religion Melt At The Sound Of Allah's Prayers And Join In The Kneeling.  The Left (institutionally) hates Christianity, and that standard explanation, such as its alleged bigotry, we can't explain why the Left gives Islam a pass.  Christianity stands in the way of the Leftist agenda.  Moreover, if the Devil exists, he would favor not just the "false religion" of environmentalism and Marxism, but also postmodernism. [...] The question of the day is why do liberals love Islam and defend Muslims adamantly while continuing to hate and mock Christians and Christianity.  Christians today are compared to the nuts at Westboro Baptist, or blamed for the Inquisition, slavery, and Nazis.  On the other hand, Muslims today (let me check the year.  Oh, it's 2021) regularly beat, stone, pour acid on, and behead women, gays, and non-Muslims.  (What America hears on the news is when a white country gets attacked; when it's Africans or Asians the Western media doesn't care at all.)  So Islam and its followers do those atrocities today and daily, and so did the founder, and liberals say "Those people aren't really Muslims."

On 9/11 Anniversary, Biden Repeats False Claim That Islam Is a 'Peaceful Religion'.  In his pre-taped remarks (how many takes were needed to get a coherent version?) on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks that killed 2,977 people, Old Joe Biden lamented the fact, as Matt Margolis noted yesterday, that since that terrible day, "we also witnessed the dark forces of human nature.  Fear and anger.  Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion."  [Tweet]  Of course.  There is no justification whatsoever under any circumstances for violence against innocent Muslims, or any innocent people.  But it was unfortunate that Biden once again repeated this hoary and easily disproven chestnut about Islam being a "peaceful religion"; at this point this idea is nothing more than a dogma of the Leftist faith, not to be questioned, and not subject to rational consideration.

Celebrating Our Enemies, Twenty Years after 9/11.  On 9/11, the world was shown, in one horrific, indelible image, precisely what Islam is all about.  Today, to write the previous sentence is to be guilty of Islamophobia.  How did that come to be?  It began in the days after 9/11 itself, when George W. Bush — by repeatedly insisting that the cause of the jihadists had nothing to do with Islam — effectively ruled out of bounds any criticism of that religion, or any honest education and open discussion about it.  Instead, Bush — who had gotten it into his head that all religions are basically good, and who was manipulated by advisors who wanted to project American power in a part of the world about which they knew very little — used 9/11 as an excuse to rein in Americans' civil liberties and go nation-building abroad.  It was a massive folly, doomed to failure.  Why doomed?  Because Islam is utterly irreconcilable with American-style freedom and incapable of reform, at least not without a far more aggressive effort than America was willing to commit to.  Unlike America, moreover, Islam has a long memory.

Biden's Afghanistan Speech Fails to Fool America.  President Biden's address to the nation concerning his surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban was obviously a desperate attempt to convince the public that it wasn't the disaster we watched in real time. [...] Yet Biden's Tuesday address acknowledged none of this.  It was an unnerving admixture of delusion and defiance.  Where everyone else saw incompetence and chaos, he saw "extraordinary success."  Where everyone else saw betrayal and dishonor, he saw "a mission of mercy."  Where everyone else saw an arbitrary deadline, he saw a courageous decision "designed to save American lives."  Where everyone else saw surrender and shame, he saw an "honored commitment." [...] To grasp how strange and truculent this oration was, it is necessary to watch it.  Only the most rabid partisans will be able to do so and conclude that this man is "normal."

Joe Biden's Assurance of Safety in an 'Over-the-Horizon' Counterinsurgency Is a False One.  NPR wrote in May 2021: "Right now, 'over the horizon' is more a fuzzy concept than a polished military plan."  The Biden plan — before it fell apart — was to use air assets like drones to supplement the now-defunct Afghan air force with intelligence-driven precision strikes. [...] This approach always had problems for landlocked Afghanistan.  The chief limiting factor was the absence of any nearby U.S. airbases from which to stage drones.  "The closest existing U.S. bases are in the Gulf region, including an air base in Qatar.  And that's a long way from Afghanistan," the article added.

GOP Rep. Banks:  ISIS-K Will Gain Possession of U.S. Military Equipment, One Drone Strike Won't Stop More Attacks.  On Saturday's [8/28/2021] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) stated that the drone strike against ISIS-K isn't going to stop further attacks and warned that ISIS-K will end up in possession of U.S. military equipment and use it in "a much more lethal and dangerous way than the Taliban would ever use it."  Bank stated, "We would be naïve to believe that this one drone strike on an ISIS planner — which, by the way, was successful, and I'm glad he was killed — is going to stop more attacks like what we saw this week.  And this is what we have to be prepared for.  I mean, the situation on the ground is dangerous.  It's going to — it's growing in danger."

The Editor says...
This alleged drone strike is highly suspicious.  It sounds like news media bait, just interesting enough to get our abject defeat off the front page of the newspaper.  The drone carried no explosives, so nobody heard it hit.  Few, if any, pictures of the aftermath exist:  I've seen one photo, but there was no blood to be seen.  The two targets were so important that they deserved their own drone hit, yet they have no names.  They were two "planners."  How lame!  Every Muslim is a planner:  Every Muslim is planning to take over the world by force, even if it takes a thousand years.

Jen Psaki insists the US does NOT negotiate with terrorists.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that 'of course' the US policy is still not to negotiate with terrorists, as Biden administration officials say they are relying on the Taliban to allow safe passage of Americans and American allies to Kabul airport.  'Why haven't we heard the president say, 'The United States does not negotiate with terrorists?' Is that still U.S. policy?' Fox News' Peter Doocy asked the press secretary at a daily briefing.  'Well, of course it is, Peter,' Psaki replied. 'But I would also say that there's a reality that the Taliban is currently controlling large swaths of Afghanistan.  That is the reality on the ground, and right now our focus and our priority is getting American citizens evacuated and our Afghan partners evacuated.'

'The definition of gaslighting': As chaos unfolds at Kabul airport, Biden team projects calm.  Tens of thousands of Afghans awaiting U.S. visas and thousands of American citizens are still stuck in Kabul, unable to find safe passage through frantic crowds, Taliban checkpoints and Afghan guards stationed outside the airport.  Gunfire erupted outside of the north gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport on Monday, killing a number of Afghan security forces.  American officials have repeatedly had to close the gates for extended periods, leading guards to turn away even U.S. passport holders.

Psaki Claims Biden's Afghanistan Crisis Is 'A Success,' Appears To Admit Admin Expects Some Will Be Left Behind.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled during Tuesday's [8/24/2021] press briefing over the administration's disaster in Afghanistan.  Psaki said that completion of the operation to evacuate U.S. citizens depended "on continued coordination with the Taliban," adding that Biden has requested contingency plans from the Pentagon.  She later added that the evacuations would stop before the August 31 deadline so there was time to get U.S. forces out of the country.  Psaki did not know whether the deadline was at midnight on August 30 or 31 and whether it was U.S. time or Afghanistan time.  When asked about at least one example of a person who was fleeing Afghanistan that had ties to ISIS, Psaki claimed that the administration had a "stringent vetting process, which includes background checks."

Biden makes Baghdad Bob look good.  A certain Iraqi official holding the post of (Dis)Information Minister made a name for himself in the second Iraq war against the west.  That was the one where Saddam Hussein wound up hiding in a spider hole and the people of Iraq were finally freed of his tyranny.  It doesn't matter what his real name was.  He came to be called "Baghdad Bob."  As the western allies descended on Baghdad, Bob held frequent press conferences laden with colorful, comical but incorrect contentions:  "Our initial assessment is that [the allies] will all die."  That assessment proved inaccurate, to put it mildly.  "God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis."  Ditto.  "They're not even [within] 100 miles [of Baghdad].  They are not in any place.  They hold no place in Iraq."  At the time, the allies were in the Baghdad suburbs preparing to enter downtown.  "They fled.  The American louts fled."  In fairness to Bob, the Americans later did flee, but it took the election of Barack Hussein Obama for that to happen.  Then the Americans un-fled.  After Obama's ill-advised withdrawal, the Americans returned to establish relative peace again.

So much for a kinder, gentler Taliban.  It's not the same Taliban as 20 years ago, we're told.  They're smarter, more mature, reformed.  They're looking to gain "legitimacy" in the eyes of the world, President Joe Biden claimed Friday.  Their leaders are promising to respect women's rights.  They'll provide safe passage to the airport to any American who wants to leave.  They won't punish those who fought against them, and they won't harbor terrorists, as they did al Qaeda in 2001.  It's all a lie.  Just look at the images of women and children covered in blood this week and militants patrolling the streets armed with "peaceful" rocket launchers.  Or the God-knows-how-many people racing toward the airports, risking death to flee the country.  What do you think they know about the Taliban that Biden & Co. don't?  In fact, people have been beaten with sticks, rubber hoses, knotted ropes and rifle butts.  Men with tarred faces and nooses wrapped around their necks are paraded through streets, tied to the backs of trucks.  Reports say Taliban fighters are trolling villages looking for young girls to marry and knocking on doors to root out Afghans who helped America.

20th anniversary of 9/11 could inspire extremist attacks, DHS says.  Intelligence chiefs have warned that online extremist rhetoric is 'very similar' to that which was going on in the buildup to the January 6 insurrection on the US Capitol, with increasing calls for violence linked to conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.  Homeland Security Intelligence chief John Cohen told CNN that there has been an increase in comments online such as 'the system is broken,' 'take action into their own hands' and 'bring out the gallows.'  'It's very similar to the stuff we saw prior to January 6,' Cohen said, with many calls for violence to rectify what conspiracy theorists claim was a rigged 2020 election.

The Editor says...
If the Religion of Peace is going to attack the U.S., they won't wait for the next U.S. holiday, unless such a holiday would tend to create large crowds of potential victims.

Austria: Interior Minister claims that 'Islamists are not Muslims'.  Next thing, this clown will tell us that "Islamists" are "white supremacists."  In any case, his asinine statement here once again illustrates the truth of what I've pointed out for years:  "Islamism" is a concept developed by Western non-Muslims in order to distance Islam from the crimes committed in its name and in accord with its teachings.

Amazon:  Jihad Doesn't Mean Terrorism.  The Koran and the Hadiths, not to mention hundreds of millions of Muslims, including the governments of Iran, Pakistan, and Gaza would beg to differ, but what do they know about Islam anyway?  Bari Weiss highlighted this insane guide from Amazon Studios telling its creative people what to think about the world, from calling feminists who support womens' sports, TERFs to insisting that Jihad has nothing to do with terrorism.

How and Why Muslims Delude Themselves about Islam.  Egypt's leading Muslim cleric and sheikh, Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb — also known as Pope Francis's "wolf in sheep's clothing" — recently asserted a demonstrable falsehood.  On April 30, 2020, during his televised program that appears every year around Ramadan and is watched by millions in Egypt and the Arab world, the grand imam of the Islamic world's most prestigious university, Al Azhar, declared that "Islam doesn't seek war or bloodshed, and Muslims only fight back to defend themselves."

The Editor says...
There has been a Muslim terrorist attack every few days for the last several years.  They have nothing to do with self defense.

The elite narrative on Iran brushes aside the fury of the Iranian people.  [M]uch of the US media is downplaying this news, simply because it doesn't fit their pre-existing narratives.  It's not just Trump Derangement Syndrome, but part of the outlook of much of the Western elite, which tends to assume that the West's past sins are the root of all the world's evils — and that any anti-Western regime, however oppressive, still has a fundamental legitimacy, and popularity.  Thus, the blatant glossing over, amid all the fallout from the droning of Qassem Soleimani, of the unpopularity of the Iranian regime as well as the perils it poses to its neighbors and the world.

Time Offers Tips On How to Make Your Kid See Soleimani as the Good Guy.  Time magazine isn't just in the business of brainwashing the masses, they also want you to do it to your kids on behalf of them as well.  On Monday [1/6/2020], Time offered up a "how-to" that explains how you should talk to your children about the Iran situation.  Spoiler alert — they want you to make your kids think Trump is the villain of this story and that the Iranian terrorist general, Qassem Soleimani, was actually an okay guy.  When talking to your kids, Time advises, describe the situation like this:  First, start off by telling your kids that "Qasem Soleimani was a top military leader in Iran, a country in the Middle East."  That's it.  Don't tell them that he was a terrorist leader, or that he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.  Just that he was a "top military leader."

Nancy Pelosi Likens Eliminating Soleimani to Assassinating the U.S. Vice President.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday defended her opposition to the elimination of Iran's top general and terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani by likening the action to a hypothetical assassination of the vice president of the United States.  The speaker expressed outrage upon the death of Soleimani, describing the Trump administration's actions as "provocative and disproportionate."

Democrats Are Now Incapable Of Protecting America.  The reality of war is defeating the enemy, and oftentimes that necessarily means killing your adversary's military strategists.  For instance, over the course of seven months, exiled Czechoslovakian soldiers planned and successfully executed Operation Anthropoid, the 1942 killing of Reinhard Heydrich, a powerful Nazi security chief and one of the formulators of Hitler's genocide of the Jews.  A well-reviewed film of the operation was released several years ago.  To today's Democrats, however, the war on terror apparently doesn't mean killing terrorists — even when the terrorist mastermind taken out was actively planning mass killings of Americans and already had the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands at the time of his demise, as with Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Quds Force.

Montage: Media Mourn Loss of Iranian Terror Leader.  News of the strike on the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is being felt not just in Iran but also in U.S. newsrooms.  Many in the major media are portraying the death of the terror leader as a grave loss to humanity.  The morning Soleimani's killing was first reported, CBS's Holly Williams described him as a "revered figure" and a "war hero."  "He wasn't well-known in the United States, but he was one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East, sometimes even touted as a possible future leader of Iran," Williams said.  "For America, though, General Soleimani was a problem."  CNN's Fareed Zakaria agreed with Williams that Soleimani is "revered" in Iran:  "Imagine the French Foreign Legion, at the height of the French empire.  This guy is regarded in Iran as a completely heroic figure, personally very brave."  Picking up on the French theme, Zakaria's CNN colleague, Anderson Cooper, likened him to the World War II leader, Charles DeGaulle, calling him "personally incredibly brave" and reporting that "the troops love him."

Pelosi calling strike 'disproportionate' a real slap in the face:  How many more US troops would need to die?  Rep. Lee Zeldin ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her criticism of President Trump for ordering the drone strike that killed an Iranian terror mastermind.  The New York Republican wondered how many U.S. troops have to be killed or "lose limbs" for the death of General Qassim Soleimani to be considered "proportionate" in the eyes of Pelosi who condemned the airstrike and the president for "engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions."

Deadly Superstitions in London.  [Scroll down]  The first superstition is that terrorists are ill and are both in need of and susceptible to "rehabilitation," as if there existed some kind of moral physiotherapy that would strengthen their moral fiber, or a psychological vaccine that would immunize them against terrorist inclinations.  The second is that, once terrorists have undergone these technical processes or treatments, it can be known for certain that the treatments have worked, and that some means exist to assess whether the terrorists still harbor violent desires and intentions.  The third is that there exists a way of monitoring terrorists after their release that will prevent them from carrying out attacks, should they somehow slip through the net.  All three superstitions are false, though they have provided much lucrative employment for the tertiary-educated and have contributed greatly to Britain's deterioration from a comparatively well-ordered society to a society with one of the West's highest rates of serious crime.

France: Muslims enter church during Mass, scream "Allahu akbar".  The faithful were "taken aback."  How "Islamophobic" of them!  Apparently the English-language establishment media's full-court press a few years ago to convince Americans that "Allahu akbar" was a benign phrase didn't get echoed in the French establishment media.  In the New York Daily News[,] Zainab Chaudry of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued that non-Muslims shouldn't "believe the worst" about "Allahu akbar" because Muslims don't just scream it while murdering non-Muslims, but use it in a variety of contexts.  She even offered this chilling advice, certain to get people killed were it ever heeded:  "So the next time you hear Allahu Akbar — whether it's in a media report, on an airplane, or in a shopping mall, remember that the phrase used by millions of Muslims and Christians daily to praise God regardless of their circumstances, can never be justified for use when harming His creation."  So stay put, evidently; fleeing would be "Islamophobic."

Don't Romanticize the Kurds.  Uninformed savants across the political spectrum have pilloried President Trump for his eminently rational decision to draw down the U.S. troop commitment (initially, only 25, as it turns out!) to the Syrian morass (whose "dynamic" has remained largely unchanged since the late 1940s).  Most of the ire directed at Mr. Trump has to do with hand-wringing over our "Kurdish allies," even after the President warned Turkey not to engage in its habitual behaviors — since Ataturk created his ethno-racist state — towards the Kurds.  Regardless, here are a few salient points one should bear in mind about the Kurds which the hand-wringers conveniently ignore in their hagiographies: [...]

Julián Castro Lauds How Muslims Have Helped Make America Great.  In light of the ongoing efforts by Democrats and the establishment media to make the Make America Great Again hat equivalent to the Nazi swastika, presidential candidate Julián Castro's recent embrace of the phrase was curious in the extreme.  Yet thus far no Leftist political or media spokesperson has complained about the fact that at the Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America annual convention last week, Castro declared:  "Muslim Americans for generations have been part of the fabric of our American family.  They have helped make America the great nation it is."  So far, no one has wagged a disapproving finger at Castro and reminded him that, in the immortal words of Andrew Cuomo that so many Leftists agree with today, "America was never great."  Their silence is odd, but even odder is the fact that Castro apparently did not provide even a single example of how Muslims "have helped make America the great nation it is," yet his audience seems to have taken for granted that it was true.  But what is the basis for this confidence?

Rashida Tlaib Blames Israel For Terrorist Attack That Killed Israeli Teen.  On Saturday evening [8/24/2019], Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted her sadness about the terrorist bombing that took the life of 17-year-old Israeli Rina Shnerb.  Shnerb was hiking with her brother and father at the Ein Bubin Spring in the West Bank on August 23 when a bomb was "triggered remotely when [Rina's] family approached it." Rina's brother and father were injured in the attack.  Palestinian-American Tlaib's tweet took a rapid shift from emotional outpouring to launching guilt at Israel:  "More than ever," she wrote, "we need to support nonviolent approaches to ending the Israeli occupation and guaranteeing equal rights for all.  Extremism that puts innocent lives at risk moves us no closer to peace."

Anti-White Privilege:  The only socially acceptable racism today is racism against whites.  If you criticize Islam and jihad, you get death threats and you're smeared as a "racist Islamophobe".  If you rabidly criticize "white nationalist terrorism", and talk it up as a "Major Threat", you get a pat on the back from leftists.  So it's not surprising how many criticize "white nationalism", and how few criticize Islam and jihad.  The left's need to make terrorism outside of Islam appear to be far greater than it is, is in exact proportion to how great a threat Islamic terrorism is.  It gets to the embarrassing point where leftists, after being presented with massive lists of Islamic terrorist attacks and Islamic terrorist groups, invoke an individual terrorist, Timothy McVeigh, as if he represents a vast terrorist group.

The Myth and Fraud That There Ever Was an Arab Country or People Called 'Palestine'.  The dizzying repetition of that Big Lie for so many decades causes even United States Senators and House Representatives who should — and who privately do — know better to speak of "The Two-State Solution."  But that very notion is illogical, absurd, nonsensical.  People say it without thinking about it:  "The Two-State Solution."  What are they talking about?  Given what America intermittently but never-endingly faces in purgatory-hole countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Lebanon — does it really advance American interests to create yet another Muslimarabstan that will be yet another center for international terror and that ultimately will bog thousands more American troops and billions more in defense spending in yet another Middle East purgatory?  Does America really benefit by giving Hamas and Fatah terrorists new countries of their own?

Standing Up to Anti-Semitism.  On April 22, the Muslim American Society (MAS) uploaded a video on its Philly Facebook page, filmed at its 6th annual Ummah Day celebrating diversity.  In the video, children are seen singing and dancing in Arabic to a YouTube song known as the "revolutionaries anthem."  Four girls are highlighted, fluently reading Arabic scripts advocating violence to regain dominance over the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem: [...] MAS originally dismissed the video as a mere "oversight", without embarrassment or apology.  MAS also claimed that MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute watchdog group that uploaded the video had provided a false translation.  MEMRI stood by its translation which was subsequently confirmed by an Arabic studies professor at Drexel University.  Shortly thereafter, MAS reported that an unidentified person in charge of the event had been dismissed and that the organization reaffirmed its longstanding opposition to anti-Semitism and was forming a commission to assist in sensitivity training, bless their hearts.  MAS recently issued a third iteration of the event claiming that the girls in the video, supposedly demonstrating Arabic proficiency, didn't understand the words they were reciting and every volunteer in attendance was too busy and/or didn't understand Arabic sufficiently to intercede.

Ilhan Omar falsely claims efforts underway to ban Islam from United States.  While speaking at a CAIR event in Bellevue, Washington on Saturday [5/25/2019], Rep. Ilhan Omar, the self-persecuted, America-hating, anti-Semitic Democrat from Minnesota, falsely claimed there is an effort to ban Islam from the United States.  "I believe together we can fight against violations of our civil liberties, against threats to our civil liberties, and against efforts to ban our entire religion from this country," she said.  We looked, but were unable to locate any efforts to ban Islam from the United States.

Deception Dominates ICNA Co-Sponsored "Inventing Terrorists" Report.  As IPT Senior Fellow Patrick Dunleavy noted Friday, the Islamic Circle of North America has helped update a report on terrorist prosecutions in the United States which claims more than 9 in 10 cases involving Muslim suspects are bogus.  "Many convicted Muslims were sentenced to long years in prison for doing essentially nothing," says the report, which is entitled "Inventing Terrorists."  "The study shows that the war on terror has been largely a charade designed to make the American public believe that a terrorist army is loose in the U.S., when the truth is that most of the people convicted of terrorism-related crimes posed no danger to the U.S. and were entrapped by a preventive strategy known as preemptive prosecution."  The report, which covers prosecutions through 2015, is so shoddy and superficial that it cannot be taken seriously.  Even when it acknowledges a threat from radicalized Muslims, it minimizes that threat and, in two cases, simply pretends attacks didn't happen.

Pete Buttigieg Equates Radical Shia and Wahabi Islam With Christianity.  Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg equated radical Shia Islam and the Islamic ideology behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks with Christianity's capacity for extremism Friday.  Buttigieg made the comparison during a Friday radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, arguing that radical Islam, like Christian-motivated extremism,"can have a thousand different flavors."  His comments came in response to the question of whether he believed that radical Iranian Shia Islam was more dangerous than Wahhabi Islam — a variant of Islam that originated in Saudi Arabia and serves as the impetus for much of radical Islamic terrorism.

When are we going to stop getting lectures on morality from Pete Buttigieg?  If you're sick and tired of hearing Democrats repeat the lie that "Christianity is just as bad as Islam," join the club.  I can't think of a single act of terrorism since 9/11 involving Christian fundamentalists.  Meanwhile, there have literally been thousands of them committed by Islamic extremists.  Millions of people — millions — have been killed over the past two decades alone because of radical Islamic fundamentalism.

Omar's 'some people did something' echoes Obama.  Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar's disrespectful description of 9/11 as "some people did something" is following in the footsteps of none other than President Barack Hussein Obama. [...] President Obama referred to the massacre in the Jewish neighborhood as "you randomly shot a bunch of folks in a deli."  Obama didn't want to say the victims were Jews, that the killers were anti-semites, or that the targeting of Jews was purposeful.  He didn't even want to say "they."  Obama thought it "legitimate" to be "deeply concerned" about the Islamist terror attack in Paris.  He told us America should be "vigilant and aggressive in trying to deal with that, the same way a big-city mayor's got to cut the crime rate down."  Big-city crime, Islamic terrorism, some people doing something, a random shooting of random people.  Then Obama openly blamed the attack in Paris on the American presence in Iraq and warned the public not to "over-react" to terrorism.

Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn't represent my Muslim religion.  Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now anti-American comments.  And while Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, holds herself out as a proud Muslim, she repeatedly projects a distorted and patently Islamist interpretation of Islam — a religion that in reality stands for the values of justice, peace and ethical conduct.  Sadly, Omar gives millions of Americans a false impression of what Islam is and what we Muslims believe and stand for.

The Editor says...
No, actually Ilhan Omar depicts Islam accurately, and has shown that her allegiance is toward her religion, not the United States.  Her only mistake is failing to lay low and keep quiet until the time is right.  Islam is NOT a religion of peace.  Islam might be described as a religion of justice, if justice means chopping off the hands and feet of thieves.  That would certainly put the brakes on theft, assuming that all the amputees were truly guilty.  And one could hardly defend wife beating, honor killings, FGM, and a constant push for world domination through military force to be considered "ethical condict."

'Here's your something': New York Post smacks Ilhan Omar over the head with ugly, brutal truth.  Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar's latest bout of anti-Americanism has inspired the 217-year-old New York Post, considered to be one of the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspapers, to dedicate its entire Thursday cover to her and her widely panned rhetoric.  Featured on the cover is a photo of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers as they had looked shortly after a band of Islamic terrorists had crashed two commercial jets into them on Sept. 11, 2001.  At the top of the cover is a quote from Omar, who, while speaking last month at a fundraiser for the terror-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations fundraiser, had referred to the devastating attacks that killed 2,977 Americans by saying, "[S]ome people did something."

Hey Ilhan Omar, 9/11 was about Muslims waging Jihad on America.  Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing outrage from Americans after she described the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 as "some people did something."  Omar delivered the callous remarks at a Council on American-Islamic Relations calling upon other Muslim Americans to "make people uncomfortable" with their activism and presence in the society and criticized the Jewish state, Fox News reported.  Conservatives were quick to denounce the congresswoman's whitewashing of that terrible day.

Rashida Tlaib On Omar's Disgusting 9/11 Remarks:  She's Just Speaking Truth.  Islamic terrorist thugs attacked our nation, they murdered nearly 3,000 of our citizens, and there's no other side to that, unless you want to defend terrorism.  In [Rep. Ilhan] Omar's case, she described the horrific [9/11/2001] attack by saying, "some people did something" at a CAIR event last month.  Yeah, The New York Post torched Omar for this trash today [4/11/2019].  For Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), this is just another act of people trying to police speech from women of color.  It's a swipe at diversity; she hit on all of the identity politics talking points.  It's still total garbage.  You can be diverse and still peddle views that are straight trash.

'Some people did something': Dan Crenshaw blasts Omar for denigrating comments on 9/11 attacks.  After taking a brief sabbatical from front page controversy, perhaps just to catch her breath, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is back and as filled with hate as ever.  Not only has the freshman Democrat returned to bashing Jews, a video has come to light of Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, denigrating the 9/11 terrorist attack at the hands of Islamic extremists — an attack that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

Judge Jeanine and the paradoxes of the post-9/11 world.  The unofficial name given to the struggle by the White House under George W. Bush — the War on Terror — avoided answering that question.  So, for that matter, did the official name, Operation Enduring Freedom.  From the very beginning, in fact, the exact nature of the whole enterprise was swathed in a fog of euphemism and evasion.  The men who flew those planes into the Twin Towers and Pentagon were devout Muslims, obeying their religion's holy book by slaughtering infidels en masse.  The Taliban leaders in Afghanistan were also devout Muslims, ruling that nation in strict accordance with sharia law.  And yet days after 9/11, even as Bush was planning the Afghanistan campaign, he told the American people that "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam.  That's not what Islam is all about.  Islam is peace."

Meet some of the people the UN calls "civilians" killed in Gaza border clashes.  Joe Truzman presented his findings, which are at odds with a UN Report, on the identity of many of those killed — they were military members of terrorist groups including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Ilhan Omar:  Terrorist Attacks Are Our Fault!  That headline might overstate the case, but only slightly.  In 2013, left-wing activist (now Congresswoman) Ilhan Omar was interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat, who — for some reason — had a television show on public television in Minnesota.  What sort of a guy is Tharwat?  His Facebook page includes this delusional headline:  "Winston Churchill killed as many as the worst genocidal dictators of the 20th Century, says Indian politician."  So that's the context.  Omar's interview took place in the immediate aftermath of the 2013 attack on a Kenyan shopping mall by the Islamic terrorist group al Shabaab, which originated in Omar's Somalia.  Hence the interview.

A Book That Changes the Counterterror Paradigm.  It isn't often that a book can revolutionize the general understanding of an entire concept, and can lead to a fresh way of approaching a problem that had hitherto stymied even the most acclaimed experts in the field.  Such a book is Jamie Glazov's remarkable Jihadist Psychopath:  How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us; if heeded, his book could do nothing less than break the West out of the suicidal death spiral in which it seems inextricably caught today.  Jihadist Psychopath is most certainly the first book to tackle head-on, from a new and entirely unexpected angle, the odd phenomenon that has played out with such dreary regularity over the last two decades.  After every jihad terror attack, the focus of the international media — and even government and law enforcement officials — is never on telling the truth of what happened and formulating ways to protect citizens more effectively from this threat in the future.  Instead, the focus is on Muslim communities as the victims, as if, in a total inversion of reality, the attackers had been non-Muslims targeting Muslims.

Professor tells students: 'American intervention is the primary CAUSE of terrorism'.  An American Studies class at the University of Massachusetts Boston teaches students that United States military intervention is the primary cause of terrorism in the world today.  How do I know?  I was briefly enrolled in the Fall 2018 course.  Paul Atwood, a former Vietnam-era Marine turned anti-war protester, teaches The U.S. and Intervention in the Middle East.  During the course's first two lectures earlier this month, I listened as Atwood, a senior lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts, scrutinized instances of American military intervention with what I perceived as a conspiratorial lens, including the assertion that the U.S. government knew more than it has let on about the terrorist acts of Sept. 11, stopping short of calling it an inside job.

Distrust of Police Growing in Canada.  The growing distrust of police was best seen in the hours after the mass killings in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  On the morning of Aug 10, reports came out four people had been shot and killed outside an apartment complex.  There was not then nor is there now any evidence the killings were terrorism-related.  Yet people immediately took to social media criticizing the Fredericton police for not releasing enough information and doing what is now common; downplaying a terrorist act.  Almost immediately, the police were criticized for not releasing the alleged shooter's name.  With every passing hour, suspicion grew that there was a cover up of a terrorist attack.

Arguing with Muslims is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how skilled you are, the pigeon is going to knock over all the pieces [...] then strut back and forth like it beat you at your own game.  [Video clip]

When Mental Illness Becomes an Excuse for Terrorists.  It was a warm afternoon in the Netherlands on May 5 as the country celebrated the 73rd anniversary of its liberation from the Nazi occupation.  Some had gone to the beach.  Others picnicked in local parks.  But in the streets beside the Hollands Spoor train station in The Hague, one man chose a different way to mark the occasion: brandishing a knife, he slashed at random bystanders, wounding three people, one seriously.  Police rushed to the scene, where they shot the attacker in the leg to force him to the ground.  Yet even as he lay across the sidewalk, he held tightly to his weapon.  "Allahu Akbar," he cried out, the Arabic that means "Allah is greatest."  Police arrested the Syrian-born attacker, later identified as "Malek F."  But only hours later, authorities were forced to acknowledge that he had been in their sights for some time — not for radical Islamism, but for what they called "disturbed behavior."  Media reports described the man as "troubled," and officials claimed they were searching for a motive.

Tommy Robinson will be the UK's tipping point.  I remember cycling through the streets of South London on that blood-soaked day five years ago when Lee Rigby was killed.  Riot vans screamed and hurtled past me.  I'd no idea what was going on.  It wasn't until I got home that I saw there was an attempt at a beheading on the streets of South London, which explained the riot vans.  I was traumatized, along with any other normal and sane human being who watched the murder unfold.  The raised and bloodied hands of the devout Muslim who tried to behead Lee.  The knife.  The interview he gave.  I watched the news very closely in the ensuing days and shook my head with disbelief at the falsehoods that were being spread by the media and other Muslims.  They were saying things like, "The killers were not true Muslims," and that the killers' motivations were a "misinterpretation of a beautiful religion."  All of this nonsense spouted by media and politicians alike.  It was as though they were reading off a script.

Obama lies 501 through 1,000.  [#891] In June 2009, [Bartack H.] Obama said:  "If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."  However, at the time Obama made his statement, there were 57 countries that had more Muslims than the U.S.

"Everyone Was Afraid to Be Branded as a Racist".  Mona Walter, age 45, is a Swedish activist from Mogadishu, Somalia.  In the early 1990s, she fled as a refugee to Sweden.  There, she abandoned Islam and converted to Christianity.  The act resulted in criticism and death threats.  The mainstream media consider her a person working for religious freedom.  Other organizations accuse her of fueling anti-Islamic movements.

Empowering Islam by Rewriting History.  Although the conflict between Islam and the West is not an aberration, but a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility.  Thus, in "Italy must remember its pluralist past," Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic studies at American University, Washington, D.C., highlights uncharacteristic episodes from Italy's past with Muslims in an attempt to convince Italians to be even more accepting of Muslim migrants.  Before looking at his claims, some actual historical context concerning Italy and Islam — otherwise devoid in Akbar's article about the "past" — is needed.

Why it was so devastating when George W. Bush said "Islam is peace" right after 9/11.  I wrote my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS mostly chronologically, starting with Muhammad's conquests in Arabia and moving forward.  It's a bloody history, and one indelible impression one gets from proceeding through the centuries of jihad warfare is of the persistence of the jihadis.  They never give up, they never give in, and they never take any setback, no matter how devastating, as decisive. [...] This book establishes definitively why the West's entire approach to the global jihad threat since 9/11 has been so wrongheaded and is leading us to political, cultural, and societal disaster.  I've been trying to sound the alarm on this for many years now, while the moneyed forces of the "Islamophobia" hysteria industry have won the day and marginalized those of us who have been telling the truth about what is happening.

France:  Toward Total Submission to Islam, Destruction of Free Speech.  The French government and the French justice system claim to treat all religions equally, but they treat Islam as if it were "more equal than others" — able to enjoy special privileges.  Those who criticize Islam — or who just show the results of Islamic terrorism — are victims of fierce prosecution, while hate-filled, racist organizations are never touched. [...] President Macron recently said he wants a law against "fake news".  If the law is adopted, all online magazines in France that do not broadcast what the government defines as "true news" could be subject to immediate government suspension.  If they are located outside France, access to them would be blocked.  Islamic online magazines and websites are not on the list of "fake news" providers.  What online magazines and websites top the list?  Those that question Islam.

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Special farewell message to our readers, if any, in France:  Perhaps you should have resisted the Muslims while you had the chance.  Now you are no longer free even to criticize Islam.  Soon, you will will be forced to submit to Islamic law.  After that, you will be forced to either convert to Islam or die.  If I were in your position, I'd flee the country, while that's still possible.

Meghan McCain Takes on Valerie Jarrett for Likening Farrakhan to the Koch Brothers.  Friday on ABC's "The View," the panel took on the controversy over Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory attending a speech which included anti-Semitic rhetoric by Louis Farrakhan and her praise of the Nation of Islam leader.  Co-host Meghan McCain said, "It's not just that she attended.  She posted a photo to Instagram calling Farrakhan G.O.A.T. which means greatest of all time."

The most ridiculous logic on terrorism you've ever heard.  Sending terrorists to jail is counter-productive because then they will act even more like terrorists.  If you do not follow that logic, then you clearly do not sit on the U.K. House of Commons Select Committee on Justice, where a group of cross-party MPs has just proposed that those convicted of certain terrorism offenses should not end up in jail.  The theory is that, with prison radicalization now a problem, and de-radicalization initiatives so under-developed, it is better to not jail convicts guilty of certain lower-level offenses.

Illinois: Pro-Hijab Propaganda on Billboards.  Chicago's WGN reported Monday that "a local Islamic group launched a billboard campaign Monday to educate people about the hijab, the headscarf that's often worn by Muslim women.  The billboards are the first of their kind in the country, designed by a group called GainPeace, which encourages non-Muslims to call the organization and ask questions to gain a better understanding of why women wear the hijab.  The billboards draw a similarity to the Christian religion where Mary is considered the mother of Jesus.  She also wore a hijab."  As if that weren't enough smooth deception for one day, the article quotes Sara Ahmed, a GainPeace volunteer, saying:  "Wearing the hijab is 100 percent my choice.  As contrary to the popular belief, hijab in no way oppresses us.  In fact, it indicates the opposite as hijab symbolizes the power to women, and not inferiority."  Is that so?  First, let's consider the source.  GainPeace says that it "works under the umbrella of Islamic Circle of North America."

The Big Palestine Lie.  Palestinian boss Mahmoud Abbas recently declared that Israel is "a colonial enterprise that has nothing to do with Jewishness".  Moses, King David and thousands of years of Jewish history would disagree.  Israel and the Jews are part of the story of human civilization.  Over 50% of the human race has a holy book that tells of the Jewish journey to Israel.  That includes Mohammed's own copy of the Koran.  Israel isn't a "colonial enterprise".  Palestine is.

Marie Harf:  Strategy That Led to Defeat of ISIS Was Laid Out During Obama Administration.  Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The Five," former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the "strategy" that led ISIS's defeat was "laid out during the Obama administration by military commanders."

Bin Laden Docs Show Obama Misled, Politicized Intelligence During 2012 Campaign.  "Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive" was a favorite mantra of the Obama campaign during the 2012 election.  The implication was that al-Qaeda was "decimated," as President Obama said several times.  But the recent release of documents taken from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout shows that al-Qaeda, far from being "decimated," was, in fact, growing even stronger.  The information was deliberately withheld from the American people by President Obama, who released just a few pages of documents in May of 2012, carefully selected to jibe with the administration's narrative on al-Qaeda.

Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill.  Special agent Scott Wickland said that he heard cries of "Allahu Akbar" before the Benghazi attack.  And then the guards ran for their guns.  In Nice, France, the Islamic terrorist who killed 86 people and wounded over 400 by running them over with a truck, shouted, "Allahu Akbar".  In New York, the Islamic terrorist who was trying to imitate him, also shouted, "Allahu Akbar."  The 9/11 hijackers had the same message, "Allahu Akbar".  "Allahu Akbar" has been present at virtually every major recent Islamic terror attack in the West.  But according to the New York Times, "Allahu Akbar" is an "innocent" and "innocuous" expression.  According to one of the Times' sources, "You see a really beautiful woman" and "you go, 'Allahu Akbar.'"  If all those shouts of "Allahu Akbar" in Paris, London and New York are caused by Muslim terrorists encountering attractive women, their reaction of choice to an attractive woman is a killing spree.  "Allahu Akbar" is not "innocent" or "innocuous."  It's at the core of what makes Islam violent.

New York to ISIS: Keep Killing Us!  We're Resilient!  There's a Southern saying for hypocrites like Bill de Blasio:  he's slimier than a bowl of boiled okra.  The mayor began with a phony request to be allowed "to be frank" and, with a mask-like expression, stated the obvious:  "It was an act of terror."  He used the word "terror" once, and never said "Islamic," "ISIS," "terrorist," "terrorism," or "war," but he employed the vague, minimizing terms "tragedy" and "loss" for the rest of his remarks.  Cue the firm resolve face:  "We know that this action was intended to break our spirit."  No, Billy, your words are intended to break our spirit; Saipov intended the glory of killing as many infidels as possible.  De Blasio continued, "But we also know New Yorkers are strong.  New Yorkers are resilient.  Our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence, an act meant to intimidate us."  Remaining unmoved when religious fanatics are slaughtering you is not resilience; it is mental illness.

Jihad Rears Its Head Again, with Democrats Enabling.  Tuesday [10/31/2017] in New York City, Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant and jihadist, plowed a rented truck into bicyclists and pedestrians, killing eight and seriously injuring "numerous" others.  The response from leading New York Democrats was sickeningly rote.  It was saturated with political correctness — hence, deceptive.  Deceptive, therefore cynical.  If not stopped, Democrats' P.C. will keep killing Americans.  Democrats enable jihad on these shores.  Their worldview, policies, and steadfast denial of the long-term war being waged by Muslim fundamentalists are costing lives — San Bernardino, Orlando, now Manhattan, to name marquee attacks.  It puts Americans across the nation at risk daily.

Jihadism's E-Z Pass to New York.  After Tuesday's [10/31/2017] terrorist attack, the useless pols of New York quickly assembled before the cameras to recite the usual litany of politically correct talking points.  Looking like a lost giraffe, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped up to the microphone and said that "the last thing we should do is start casting dispersions" on Islam.  That moment of illiteracy was then followed by a burst of illogic, as he argued that the proper response to Islamic terrorism in a tolerant country is even more tolerance.  "Anyone who wants to come into this country should be very thoroughly vetted as an individual," he said.  "But the minute you start generalizing it, especially to a whole religion, then unfortunately we're sending the exact negative message that a lot of our enemies want and the terrorists wants to affirm — that this nation is somehow anti-Muslim.  We've got to do the exact opposite.  We've got to show we respect all people in America."  In other words, let's prioritize political correctness over safety and propaganda over truth.

Round up the usual reminders.  In Barack Obama's world, Islamist terrorism was never about terrorism.  When Muslims went on jihadi rampages shouting "Allahu akbar," the motive was always a deep secret to be kept from the American people.  In the eyes of Obama and his crew, we couldn't handle the truth.  The Islamic State — not Islamic.  The Islamic Republic of Iran — not Islamic. [...] How stupid do they think we are?  [Video clip]

'This not from our religion': Man who was initially sought by FBI and NYPD in relation to truck terror attack condemns deadly act.  The devout Muslim man sought by federal officials in the Manhattan truck attack has come forward to condemn the deadly act of terror.  Mukhammadzoir Kadirov, 32, who was previously named a person of interest in the investigation and a friend to aggressor, Sayfullo Saipov, told the Associated Press in a statement Thursday: 'This not from our religion, it is not acceptable.'  The married father of two toddler-aged children revealed he was heartsick over the tragedy, while among other members of the Muslim community who completely 'reject' the actions of Saipov.  Kadirov was found by the FBI Wednesday nearly an hour and a half after a poster was shared, seeking further information on him.

Obama's Tweet On Terror Attack Leaves Out Key Detail.  Former President Barack Obama tweeted about Tuesday's [10/31/2017] New York City terror attack, and noticeably left out a major point concerning the nature of the incident.  Obama made no mention of the word "terror" or "terrorist" and simply referred to Tuesday's events as "today's attack."

MSNBC "Terrorism Analyst" on NYC 'Allahu Akbar' Attack:  "Not Islam Whatsoever".  After the deadly Islamist attack Tuesday by Muslim Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national screaming, "Allahu Akbar!" Chris Matthews turned to MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance for his expert analysis.  Nance told the far left audience:  "What you're seeing is not Islam, whatsoever ... None of that is Islamic.  It's anti-Islamic."  [Video clip]

Allahu Akbar-itis:  America's Deadly and Debilitating Disease.  "Shout 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers."  Who knew hijacker Mohammed Atta's parting words, discovered in his journal after the 9/11 attacks, would become a national punchline?  The louder and more frequently jihadists around the globe shriek their signature battle cry, the more fervently multicultural apologists deny its meaning.  They've transformed the Islamic supremacists' obvious and explicit call for violence into a bland utterance of peace as indiscernible and nonsensical as "Aloha Snackbar."  With blood still fresh on the pavement in Manhattan after Tuesday's outbreak of Allahu Akbar-itis that took at least eight innocent lives, Palestinian-American propagandist and Hamas cheerleader Linda Sarsour tweeted:  "Every believing Muslim says Allahu Akbar every day during prayers.  We cannot criminalize 'God is great.'"

Psychiatrist destroys myths about Islamic terrorism and mental illness.  Italian psychiatrist and journalist debates a Muslim and leftists on all the usual myths we are fed about Islam and terrorism.  [Video clip]

The Isis-Is-Not-Islamic Canard.  [Scroll down]  Islam's historical reality reflects perfectly this kind of venom.  It is a religion spread by the sword — and spread rapidly and effectively throughout the Middle East, much of Africa, much of Europe and much of Asia.  Indeed, it grew to be the largest empire in the history of the world and the longest lasting.  It has always prescribed for non-Muslims a dhimmi system of life, which permits them to live in conquered lands alive and without conversion only one way — by paying a burdensome ransom for the rest of their lives.  Yet, despite the wide swath of genocide historical Islam wrought in India, Africa, where it organized the international slave trade through systemic brutality and millions of kidnappings, the Middle East and Europe, today's Islamic propagandists tell a vastly different story — and many believe them.

ABC News Chief Political Analyst Caught Pushing Fake Terrorism Claim.  Statistics are apparently hard to understand if you're part of the media cartel talking about terrorism, because, as I've reported many times here at PJ Media, they keep getting it wrong.  Today's contestant is Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst at ABC News, who on Twitter yesterday made this astounding claim: [...]

The Pope of Islam.  As if he weren't already committed enough to foolish false charity and willful ignorance regarding the jihad threat, Pope Francis on Wednesday [9/27/2017] met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has been linked to the financing of jihad terror.  During the meeting, al-Issa thanked the Pope for his "fair positions" on what he called the "false claims that link extremism and violence to Islam."  In other words, he thanked the Pope for dissembling about the motivating ideology of jihad terror, which his group has been accused of financing, and for defaming other religions in an effort to whitewash Islam.

A Master's Degree in Whitewashing Islam.  For countless Norwegian citizens, is essential reading.  For the nation's cultural elite, however, it is anathema — a major chink in an otherwise almost solid wall of pro-Islam propaganda.  So it is no surprise to learn, via Universitetsavisa, the student newspaper at the University of Oslo, that a Religious Studies student there, Royer Solheim, has written a master's thesis on, in which he describes it as a locus of "hate rhetoric," "Islamophobia," and "conspiracy theories."  Nor is it a surprise that he was graded an A.

Fake "Muslim ban" is now a "refugee ban".  Remember the "Muslim ban"? President Trump signed two executive orders calling for a moratorium on travel in six countries.  The word Muslim did not appear in either.  But the media called it a "Muslim ban" in January, February and March.  Marxists challenged the orders in court, but the Supreme Court let the orders stand pending a hearing later this month.  The story died until this week.  Look how it is reported.  ABC in LA:  "Supreme Court allows Trump administration to continue ban on most refugees."

What Muslims Really Pray at 'Interfaith' Gatherings.  [Scroll down]  Omar served as the imam, preaching a long sermon.  Since nothing in the world is going in the right direction, he stressed, "we need to look into a different direction," be kind to others, to our neighbors, and look inside ourselves and be connected to our spirituality.  Until 2010, he told the audience, he was a confused person, but now he feels good.  He suggested we can all also turn around our lives.  Omar displayed Da'wa activity in full.  His sermon effectively served as an invitation to Islam, albeit indirect.  For now, the Chautauqua Institution prohibits official invitations to Islam (or other religions) and requires all denominational leaders to sign statements that they may not proselytize.

Charlottesville, Barcelona, and the Left's Nostalgia for Nazism.  Within minutes of the announcement of the vehicular terror attack in Barcelona, Jim Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer of CNN were opining that the horrifying events in Spain may have been inspired by (i.e. were a copycat of) Charlottesville.  The implications of this comparison are not only wrong-headed, they are reactionary and dangerous to the American public and the world. [...] It isn't because of neo-Nazis or the KKK that it's been decades since any of us has walked onto an airplane or entered a concert or museum without being examined or x-rayed, that our daily lives have not been the same.

Where is the Mystical "Peaceful" Version of Islam Taught?  It is not taught in Islamic elementary, junior high, or high schools anywhere on the planet.  It is not taught in the most prestigious and oldest Islamic schools of jurisprudence, such as Al Azhar in Egypt.  It is not taught in Islamic Centers/Mosques anywhere in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, or North America.  It is taught by Muslims to non-Muslims at the Department of Defense.  It is taught by Muslims to non-Muslims inside American churches and synagogues.  It is taught by Muslims to non-Muslims at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI, CIA, and elsewhere in our intelligence and law enforcement services.  It is taught by Muslims to non-Muslims to Members of Congress, National Security staffs, state legislators, and many other elected and appointed officials in the United States.

Civilization Jihad, Propaganda, and Ignorance.  This war of the Global Islamic Movement versus the Free World is primarily a war of narratives.  One narrative says what ISIS, Al Qaeda and all of the other jihadi organizations are doing has nothing to do with Islam.  The other side of this coin is called truth.

Jihad Means More than "A Peaceful Self-Struggle"!  What Sarsour said is technically correct, but simply not accurate.  It is just half of the truth.  What she did not, and probably will not, say is that the concept of jihad in Islam, as it is widely taught and understood in Islamic jurisprudence, is not only self-struggle or peaceful opposition, but also using force and violence to defend Islam, as well as to spread and impose it on non-Muslims.

Jihad Means More than "A Peaceful Self-Struggle"!  What Linda Sarsour said is technically correct, but simply not accurate.  It is just half of the truth.  What Sarsour did not, and probably will not, say is that the concept of jihad in Islam, as it is widely taught and understood in Islamic jurisprudence, is not only self-struggle or peaceful opposition, but also using force and violence to defend Islam, as well as to spread and impose it on non-Muslims.  In one of the Al-Azhar high school's books — Persuasion:  On Decoding Abu Shuga's Terms/Expressions — it teaches that fighting infidels, even if they have not attacked Muslims, is a religious obligation for every able and free Muslim man.  Failure to convert to Islam is therefore often viewed as an attack — against which Islam must be defended.

Loretta Lynch/Hillary Clinton Is The Real 2016 Collusion Story.  From the beginning of her rise to national politics, Lynch was a controversial figure.  Her Senate nomination vote for Attorney General was the closest in history (until Jeff Sessions' came along in 2017), with a final tally of 56-43.  Before long, it became apparent that the Justice Department would be moving even further in a direction that was oppositional to law enforcement.  She caused even further controversy when she directly lied to the LGBT community in Orlando regarding Omar Mateen's motivation in killing forty-nine people at the Pulse nightclub.  "We stand with you," Lynch said right before she told mourners that a motive may never be known.  Rather than telling the truth, Lynch directed the FBI to edit a transcript of the Orlando 911 call in which the perpetrator declared and directly linked himself to the Islamic State.  With all references to ISIS were removed, is there any doubt of the Department knowing exactly what Mateen's motive truly was?  The lies they told the LGBT community in Orlando are flat-out inexcusable.  The only reason that the unedited transcript was ever made public is that Republicans in D.C. smelled blood in the water and demanded it be released.

Jihad, the New Mental Illness.  Justin Sullivan converted to Islam in September 2014; that was when, says his father, he began "acting combatively."  Just three months later, he murdered a man who was a neighbor of his parents in Morganton, North Carolina.  And last week, he was sentenced to life in prison for plotting a jihad massacre in the U.S. for the Islamic State.  But it's not jihad, it's "mental illness." [...] We have seen this sort of thing many times before. [...] Last March, a Muslim in Germany attacked a 59-year-old man riding his bicycle, bashing his skull with a hammer.  Police announced:  "The suspect may have a mental illness."  They stressed that this was not a jihad attack, the attacker was simply "mentally ill."

Illegalophilia and Islamophilia.  When Nabra Hassanen was killed by Darwin Martinez Torres, the media rushed to blame Islamophobia and Trump.  The truth was simpler.  It was the left's own Illegalophilia that killed the Muslim teenager. [...] The murder happened in Fairfax County.  Earlier this year, Fairfax County Chief of Police Ed Roessler had assured illegal aliens that they had nothing to worry about.  The police were not going to do anything about them until they killed someone.  "We're not targeting someone on the street that we may or may not know is here unlawfully," Deputy County Executive David Rohrer soothed.

Stop Lying To Us.  The most significant revelation that came out of the most recent London massacre of disarmed British subjects was not the bloodshed itself, but the pathetic sissy whining, in the midst of throats being slashed, at the Brit who refused to adhere to the comforting lie that the Muslims doing the slashing in the name of Allah were not Muslims doing the slashing in the name of Allah.  The left would rather you lie and die than tell the truth and live.

Muslims steal theories and knowledge produced in the West and attribute them to Islam.  Lebanese philosopher Ali Harb says "We engage in the theft of theories and knowledge produced by the minds of (non-Muslim) people, then we attribute them to Islam," while "opposing any attempt at reform."  [Video clip]

The Left's Betrayal Of Terrorism's Victims.  The recent massacre of Ariana Grande concertgoers in Manchester at the hands of a Muslim suicide bomber prompted the usual celebrity blather about conquering terrorism through love.  Pop superstar Katy Perry, for example, pleaded "No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.  We're just all loving on each other and we should just stay loving on each other."  Sorry, but as much singalong fun as The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" was half a century ago, it's not a counterterrorism strategy.

Pelosi: 'The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time for Peaceful Study'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) released a statement on Friday [5/26/2017] in observance of "the Holy Month of Ramadan."  "Ramadan reminds us of the rich diversity of our nation, and of the many contributions that Muslims have made to our country as public servants, members of our Armed Services, scholars, artists, athletes and engaged citizens," Pelosi said.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell:  Islam Part of America's Founding.  CNN's W. Kamau Bell devoted a recent episode of his series United Shades of America to exploring Muslim and Arab communities.  Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.  Bell also serves up some historical distortions of the sort spoonfed to undergraduates on politically-correct campuses, such as the claim that Islam has always been present in the U.S.

Don't believe any Muslim apologist who tells you that FGM has nothing to do with Islam.  Dr. Tanveer Ahmed, a Muslim doctor, confirms that FGM does, in fact, have everything to do with Islam, as the practice thereof is commanded by several Islamic hadiths.  Muslims who deny this are attempting to sanitize one of Islam's most barbaric practices.  [Video clip]

You Gotta Lie.  Nowhere was the progressive project more in need of stealth than the proverbial War on Terror that followed the mass murdering on 9/11.  Apparently, it was impossible for the Obama administration to concede that terrorism and indeed global conflict in the 21st century were largely dividends of the radicalization of Islam, and fueled often by the inability of traditional Muslim societies to adjust to the radical globalization — and indeed Westernization — of the planet.  Conceding that would imply the culpability of autocratic and theocratic Muslim leaders (along with traditional and endemic gender apartheid, tribalism, anti-Semitism, religious fundamentalism and intolerance, and statism).  It's far easier to fault the pernicious legacy of 19th-century European colonialism.

Nothing to do with Islam?  Muslim Cleric Urges Muslims to Stab Jews.  The mantra from the Obama administration has always been that there is no connection between Islam and violence.  In a move eerily reminiscent of re-education programs of monstrous communist regimes from Stalin to Mao to Pol Pot, Obama even had US federal law enforcement training programs purged of any and all materials that point out the aspects of Islamic doctrine which are violent.  Even the Pope has adopted the same mantra, with the astonishingly ignorant claim that "authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Quran are opposed to every form of violence.  {Emphasis added}  The problem is, no one who promotes such nonsense has actually bothered to study Islamic doctrine.

The Truth About Obama's Claim that Islam has Always Been Part of America.  President Obama claimed in his visit to a mosque that Islam is "woven into the fabric" of the United States since our nation's founding and is a religion of peace.  President Obama went on to say that "Jefferson and John Adams had their own copies of the Koran" and that "Benjamin Franklin wrote that even if the Mufti of Constantinople were to send a missionary to preach to us, he would find a pulpit at his service."  Franklin was referring in his Autobiography to a building that had been erected so that anyone of any view could use it.  He was not proposing that Christian pulpits would be open to a Muslim Mufti.

The Greatest Threat to America Isn't Islam — It's the Left.  Islam is a religion stuck in pre-medieval times and has rarely produced any civilizational, scientific or technological advancements.  Around 40 percent of Muslims worldwide are illiterate.  Muslim nations are unable to manufacture even the most elementary of things without the aid of Western engineering, knowledge, and technology.  To a great and powerful civilization, Islam can never pose a threat. [...] The problems we are now facing with Islam are only symptoms of the left's success in paralyzing the West and preventing it from asserting itself.  Islam was never strong.  The West has become weak.  That is why fear of Islam is misplaced.

The Media's Campaign Against Sebastian Gorka.  [Scroll down]  "Islamophobia" is another unfounded accusation that the media has used in its smear campaign against [Sebastian] Gorka.  The unwarranted use of terms such as "Islamophobia" to label experts such as Gorka is certainly not a new thing, in fact, it is a major reason that we have shied away from confronting the Islamic extremist ideology.  Regressive liberals in the West have used the term Islamophobia to shut down any criticism of Islam or even Islamism — such attacks have even targeted practicing Muslims.  Muslim reformists are brutally silenced in the Middle East, but the greater shame is that even in the West they are stigmatized by politically correct apologists and ignored by the government.

Why Do Leftists Hate America?  The Fort Hood shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, the San Bernardino shooting, and the Orlando nightclub massacre, to name a few, were Islamic terrorist attacks on innocent Americans.  And yet in every instance, the Obama administration, with high praise from leftists, rushed to protect and defend Islam.  Obama's DOJ even threatened to jail anyone caught speaking badly of Islam.  Really, folks — why do leftists feel that American lives do not matter when the villains are Islamic? [...] Celebs like Rosie O'Donnell, Kim Kardashian, and Madonna support Islam and trash Christianity.  And yet if Islamic sharia law became the law of the land, none of them would be allowed to be who they are.

De Blasio:  Being A Sanctuary City Means Less Terrorism.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday [3/27/2017] that New Yorkers will be at risk of terror if Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on cutting federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities.  Sessions appeared at the White House to say that jurisdictions that ignore immigration detainers will lose Department of Justice grants, which total $4.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

Eight Arrested After 'Lone Wolf' London Attack.  Apparently this wolf wasn't all that lonely.

Loony Liberal Actress Claims London Terror 'May Be' a 'Set Up' by Trump.  Put this one in the loony lefty bin.  Hollywood actress Patricia Arquette, known for winning the best supporting actress Oscar two years ago, revealed she's a conspiracy theorist last night on Twitter.  After an Islamic terrorist killed 4 people and wounded at least 40 others in London Wednesday [3/22/2017], the actress claimed it was all a ruse by President Trump to distract us from the FBI investigation into his ties with Russia.

British Lawmaker:  London Terrorist's Religion Is 'Utterly And Completely' Irrelevant.  British Lawmaker Lord Digby Jones does not believe the religion of the London attacker is pertinent, The Washington Post reports.  Jones comments come in the wake of a tweet by Donald Trump Jr. criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan for once telling citizens that terrorist attacks are "part and parcel" part of living in a big city.  Some British lawmakers drew offense from the tweet, saying Trump was attacking the mayor in the midst of a terrorist situation.

'New York Times' Again Caught Lying About Radical Muslim Terrorism and Trump's New Travel Order.  After President Donald Trump released his revised travel order, the left once again went wild with false claims about what it all meant.  In particular, The New York Times jumped on the order and justified its criticism by making false claims.  Typical liberal fake news.  In it's story about Trump's newest travel order, Glenn Thrush insisted that no terrorist has attacked the U.S. from any of the nations that are mentioned in the president's temporary moratorium on travel.  He went even further to claim that few Americans have been killed by terrorists inside the U.S.A. since 2001.

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Would a hundred people be considered only a few?  And why is it necessary to exclude all the incidents prior to 2002 -- as if the 9/11 attacks didn't happen?

Refuting, once again, the big lie about 18-24 months of vetting!  I feel like every day I have to swat the same flies!  It is maddening.  Yesterday it was [...] once again about the 110,000 PROPOSED refugee admissions ceiling for FY2017.  And, today I see that the big lie — that refugees are vetted for 18-24 months — is being perpetuated by ignorant town leaders!  It might take that long for the bureaucracy to move papers around, but refugees are not security-screened for 2 years.

Pope Francis Condemns Europe's Ancient Walls against Islam.  [Scroll down]  [Pope] Francis reiterated his second point a few days ago when he said, "Muslim terrorism does not exist."  His logic is that, because there are Christians who engage in criminal and violent activities — and yet no one blames Christianity for their behavior — so too should Islam not be blamed when Muslims engage in criminal and violent activities.  In this, the Catholic pope appears unable or unwilling to make the pivotal distinction between violence committed in accordance with religious teachings (Islam) and violence committed in contradiction of religious teachings (Christianity).  But there's another relevant and often overlooked irony:  every morning Francis wakes up in the Vatican and looks out his window, he sees a very large and visible reminder that gives the lie to both his argument against walls and his argument in defense of Islam.  I speak of the great walls surrounding Vatican City, more specifically the Leonine Walls.

Robert Reich Implies Trump Incited Sweden's Migrant Riots.  Robert Reich, a professor at UC Berkeley and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has insinuated that President Donald Trump incited Monday's riots in Sweden — echoing his unproven conspiracy theory just weeks ago that Breitbart News organized violent demonstrations at his university.

If We Don't Let in Muslims to America, They'll Kill Us.  Trump's executive order is "going to get Americans killed," Senator Murphy declared.  The Connecticut Democrat was joining a chorus of the clueless warning us that if we don't let Muslims into America, they'll join ISIS and kill us.  Singing their brains out in the same stupid chorus were Senator McCain and Senator Graham ("a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism"), Senator Ben Sasse ("the terrorist recruiters win by telling kids that America is banning Muslims") and Senator Heitkamp ("confirms the lie terrorists tell their recruits:  that America is waging a war on Islam.")  Senator Cardin went one better by whining that keeping potential Islamic terrorists out, "promises to make the U.S. less safe and places our courageous servicemen and women in even greater danger as they fight against terrorism."  Just tell it to the Marines shot and killed by a Muslim immigrant at a Chattanooga recruiting station and Naval reserve center.  There's only one problem with this hostage crisis theory of immigration.  It's insane.  If they'll go off and join ISIS if we don't let them in, what happens when we do let them in?

German chancellor Angela Merkel urges Europe to take MORE refugees as she says Islam 'isn't the source of terror'.  Angela Merkel has urged Europe to take in more refugees and said Islam is 'not the source of terror'.  Speaking at the Munich security conference, the German chancellor said Europe has an obligation to take displaced refugees from Syria and Iraq.  Mrs Merkel, who has been critical of a U.S. ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, also underlined that Islam itself was not the source of terrorism.

Pope Francis: 'Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist'.  In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that "the ecological crisis is real."  "Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist.  They do not exist," Francis said in his speech to a world meeting of populist movements.  What he apparently meant is that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are terrorists — a fact evident to all — yet his words also seemed to suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established fact.

A Complete List of Radical Islamic Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil Under Obama.  In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama declared that "[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  The claim earned perfunctory applause, but a closer look at the reaction of many of the servicemen and women there made clear what they really thought about the administration's handling of national security.  The President's claim — which he has repeated in some form or fashion over the last few years — is an obvious rhetorical attempt to gloss over the reality of the threat of radical Islamic terror on American soil.  The attempt to disconnect "lone wolf" terrorists from the terror organizations who often inspire them does nothing to alleviate the pain of those who have suffered at the hands of jihadists and only hurts prevention efforts.  Rhetorical tricks aside, the reality is that during Obama's tenure scores of innocent Americans have been murdered on U.S. soil by jihadists, most of whom were inspired by or acting under the direction of foreign terror groups, particularly the Islamic state.

Terror causes terrorism, in the same way that flies attract garbage.
UN Secretary General Claims 'Islamophobia' Causes Terrorism.  UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres thinks he's got terror figured out:  apparently, any rule that can be perceived as taking issue with Islam will "fuel terrorism."  While not a direct quote, Guterres does say regulations like President Trump's travel ban will create more terrorists: [...]

Weeding Out Terrorist Immigrants Isn't Enough.  Spend much time in Iraq and you'll quickly understand that outside of a few thriving areas (much of Kurdistan, for example), the culture is deeply dysfunctional.  The image of a great and historic nation tormented by a "few extremists" is just fundamentally false.  The toxic power of jihadist Islam has been amplified and spread through a tribal Iraqi society that is both extraordinarily violent and wedded to a concept of collective guilt that actually incentivizes attacks on innocents.  The result is a nation where jihadists don't lack for recruits, a nation where extremists are plentiful and often eager to fight.

Poll: Democrats Think Christianity Is As Violent As Islam.  According to a new CBS poll, only one in seven Democrats believe that Islam is more violent than Christianity.  In sharp contrast, six in ten Republicans believe that Islam is more violent.  So, are Democrats delusional?  The short answer is yes.  It's quite frankly absurd that this has become a topic of debate.  Any human being capable of common sense should be able to discern the stark difference between the two monotheistic faiths.  Here are 7 facts disproving this stupidity: [...]

Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World.  Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion.  But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion.  Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided.

CAIR's New Disinformation Campaign on "Jihad".  The internet has literally been littered with news reports about a new propaganda campaign being waged by the head of the Council on American Islamic Relations' (CAIR) Chicago director.  The man's name is Ahmed Rehab and his methodology has been to run advertising on buses to change the public perception of the word "Jihad."  Rehab has chosen two of the most liberal cities in America in which to conduct his campaign so far:  Chicago and San Francisco.  The name of the campaign is "MyJihad" and it aims to convince Americans that Jihad only means "to struggle" or, more specifically, an internal, personal struggle.  Rehab claims that this is the "true" meaning of Jihad.

President Trump will Undo the Cruelties of Obama's Political Correctness.  One of the cruelest goals of political correctness is to deny regular Americans the right to protect themselves from terrorism, from loss of jobs, and from exposure to disease, and to spit on their innate desire for safety in their communities.  Barack Obama's not so veiled accusations against the American people over the last eight years exemplify this cruelty.  Those of us worried about the all too frequent and continuous terrorism coming from young Muslim men were labeled Islamophobic.  Those opposed to Obama's open-border policy resulting in loss of jobs, disease, crime, and assaults in our towns, as well as the bankrupting of smaller communities due to taxation burdens, were called xenophobic.  Obama too easily hurled the charge of racism against police and millions of Americans.  It was bullying.

Rep. Keith Ellison: 'If They Can Ban Muslims, Why Can't They Ban Mormons...?'.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said President Donald Trump's 90-day ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is "a religiously based ban," and "if they can ban Muslims, why can't they ban Mormons."  "It is a religiously based ban, which is something that our — our Constitution says Congress shall make no law establishing a religion or abridge the free exercise thereof.  This is a violation of equal protection.  It's a religiously based ban.  If they can ban Muslims, why can't they ban Mormons, why can't they ban Seventh-day Adventists, why can't move into ethnic groups?" Ellison asked.

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Once again, for those of you who don't notice small details, it wasn't the Mormons who flew hijacked airplanes into office buildings on September 11, 2001.  And the Seventh-day Adventists aren't bent on world domination through violence.  And the Baptists don't make women wear headbags in public.  And the Catholics' most revered 7th-century prophet wasn't married to a 9-year-old girl.  And the Presbyterians don't encourage wife beating.

20 'Vetted' Refugees Who Turned to Terrorism After Being Allowed Into America.  While the lying media is perpetuating the lie refugees do not pose a terrorist threat, the facts show otherwise.  Senator and soon-to-be Attorney General Jeff Sessions compiled this list of refugees-turned-jihadists in 2016 while Obama was pushing to dramatically increase the amount of so-called "refugees" allowed into the United States.

'Deception employed' to build new Islamic Center.  Concerned residents in a small Northern Virginia community have dug up misleading information in the application by a local Islamic center for a permit that would have cleared the way to build a mosque, and it may be an example of a pattern of deception practiced around the country.

Muslim Activist at Anti-Trump Rally:  Trump 'Wants the Extermination of Muslims Globally'.  Darakshan Raja, co-founder of the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum and formerly a researcher at the Urban Institute, said at a rally on inauguration day that President Trump "made a lot of Islamophobic comments in his inauguration.  He said he wants the extermination of radical Islam.  What that basically means is he wants the extermination of Muslims globally."  Raja was reacting to President Trump's inaugural address in which he said that he will "unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth."

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Islamic terrorism is what Mr. Trump said he wanted to eradicate.  Apparently Ms. Raja can see no disconnection between Muslims and Islamic terrorism.  I can certainly understand.  There are Muslims who are terrorists right now, and there are Muslims who are keeping quiet until the time is right.  If you're a Muslim, and you can't live without "radical" Islam, or Islamic terrorism, you should leave the country.  I hear the doors are wide open in Sweden and Germany.

The Obama Presidency — By the Numbers.  Obama is fond of saying that international terrorist organizations have not pulled off a large-scale attack on [America] during his presidency.  That is true — but obscures a change in tactics.  Although Obama did achieve a widely celebrated victory by killing Osama bin Laden in 2011, with increasingly frequency, so-called "lone wolves" have responded to calls from groups like the Islamic State to plan and carry out their own acts of terror.  And lone wolves can cause plenty of carnage.  A Muslim couple shot up a party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people in 2015.  A Muslim man who fired randomly at an Orlando nightclub killed 49 people.  According to the terrorism index tracked by the Institute for Economics and Peace, there were 105 terrorist incidents resulting in 93 deaths from 2009 through 2015.  According to a database maintained by researcher William Robert Johnston, 2016 brought nine attacks and 53 deaths.

Before and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America.  In essence, Obama wants congratulations because the Islamic State hasn't marched an army across the Rio Grande and sacked San Antonio, or sent a squad of terrorists to take out a shopping mall with signed, dated, notarized orders from Raqqa in their pockets.  Obama's factoid about zero "foreign-directed terror attacks" is based on the highly contentious notion that soldiers of Allah (even the one who had "Soldier of Allah" printed on his business card, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan) aren't truly operatives of ISIS or al Qaeda because they weren't in constant two-way communication with the terrorist high command.  (In Hassan's case, even that weak excuse falls apart, because he was in touch with jihadi guru Anwar al-Awlaki.)  In truth, the number and frequency of deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil grew substantially worse under Obama.

Border Patrol Alters Stats to Hide Release of Criminal Aliens, High Recidivism.  The frontline Homeland Security agency charged with preventing terrorists and weapons — including those of mass destruction — from entering the country also skews figures to drastically deflate the high recidivism rate of aliens caught entering the U.S. [...] For the system to work, the Border Patrol must report accurate information involving illegal aliens who are apprehended.  Instead, it appears that federal agents on the ground are being ordered to fudge the numbers as part of a broader Obama administration effort to protect illegal immigrants and falsely portray the Mexican border as safe.

Nets Ignore Obama's Fact Twisting Farewell Letter to Nation.  National Intelligence Director James Clapper's testimony about Russian meddling in the U.S. election Thursday [1/5/2017], gave network news all the cover they needed to avoid mentioning President Barack Obama's goodbye letter to the country.  And all of the fact manipulation therein.  "While President Obama's letter to the American people aimed to spotlight his legacy and achievement, it may have missed the mark in several key areas," reported Fox News' Kevin Corke on Special Report.  In his letter, Obama reiterated a line that he used when addressing America's armed forces on Wednesday, "Over the past eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  That claim is a half-truth at best and a lie at worst

Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It.  Last July, for the first time during a Mass in Italy, a verse of the Koran was recited from the altar.  A priest in the south of Italy enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church's Christmas Nativity scene.  These interfaith initiatives are based on the gradual elimination of the Western-Christian heritage in favor of Islam.  The Catholic clergy is probably disoriented by Pope Francis himself; he was the first to allow the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Vatican.  The Pope embraced religious relativism when it comes with Islam.  He repeated that Islamist violence is the work of "a small group of fundamentalists" who, according to him, have nothing to do with Islam.

9/11 Mastermind explains why they call it the 'Religion of Peace'.  This is the 5th in my series on James Mitchell's 'Enhanced Interrogation' where the CIA contractor tells us how Enhanced Interrogation Techniques did work to reveal not only upcoming planned terror attacks, but also revealed the mindset behind the Islamic supremacists' view of how things should be in the world.  Our initial interest was in Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's assertion that the Islamists' plan is to conquer America through immigration and by out-breeding us, but that violent attacks would ultimately wear us down and prepare us for submission.

Was Muhammad Really A Feminist?  As Robert Spencer has noted, the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book that Muslims regard as the incarnation of Allah, affirms the superiority of men over women and commands men "to beat those from whom they 'fear disobedience.'"  It as well likens women to commodities that can and should be used by men as the latter please; assigns only half of the value to the testimony of women that it assigns to that of men; and promotes polygamy, sex with slave girls, and marriage with pre-pubescent girls.  The Quran as well stipulates that the inheritance for male heirs should be double that which it is for females.  And the bulk of those in Hell, Muhammad is said to have remarked, are women.  With the greatest of ease we could cite from the ample supply of Quranic passages and hadiths, to say nothing of Muhammad's own personal life and the history and culture that it inspired, to expose [Jim] Garrison's scandalously absurd claim for what it is.

The SPLC Considers The Most Deadly Islamic Terror Attack Since 9/11 A Right-Wing Plot.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) considers the Orlando nightclub shooting, an ISIS-inspired attack that left 49 dead, a right-wing plot, along with the shootings of police officers by anti-white terrorists.  The SPLC maintains a list called "Terror from the Right," which according to them is "a synopsis of radical-right terrorist plots, conspiracies and racist rampages since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995."  The list includes individuals such as the Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.

President Obama's Deceitful, Deliberately Misleading Claims On Terror Are Dangerous And Irresponsible.  As Jay [Caruso] pointed out last night [12/6/2016], President Obama in a speech on Tuesday made the ridiculous claim that he has overseen eight years without a foreign terror attack on American soil, and suggesting, as Democrats frequently incorrectly do, that this is because of him somehow.  Whether he thinks it is from his bungling of every foreign policy incident, his refusal to recognize terror as a national security threat rather than a criminal act, his "JV team" idiocy, his pathetic Iran deal, or some other aspect of his term in office is not specified.  Whatever reason they wrongly believe this stupid trope, it remains stupid and wrong.

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Obama Sent Out A Pathetic Tweet About Terrorist Attacks During His Presidency.  Presidents like to take credit for as much as they can — when the news is good.  When it's bad, they tend to blame somebody else.  Barack Obama has spent the last eight years blaming George W. Bush for every problem he has.  Today, the White House sent out the following tweet which was a statement made by President Obama:  [Tweet]  The level of lawyer-like speak in this tweet reaches epidemic proportions.  Only President Obama would have the audacity to say such a thing.  Technically, neither Al Qaeda nor ISIS have successfully centrally planned and carried out attacks.

A Complete List of Radical Islamic Terror Attacks on U.S. Soil Under Obama.  In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama declared that "[n]o foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland."  The claim earned perfunctory applause, but a closer look at the reaction of many of the servicemen and women there made clear what they really thought about the administration's handling of national security.  The President's claim — which he has repeated in some form or fashion over the last few years — is an obvious rhetorical attempt to gloss over the reality of the threat of radical Islamic terror on American soil.  The attempt to disconnect "lone wolf" terrorists from the terror organizations who often inspire them does nothing to alleviate the pain of those who have suffered at the hands of jihadists and only hurts prevention efforts.

Obama Says 'No Foreign Terrorist Organization' Has Planned, Executed Attack on U.S. During His Term.  President Obama delivered his last major speech on national security at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday [12/6/2016], boasting that "no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack" in the U.S.

President Obama's Deceitful, Deliberately Misleading Claims On Terror Are Dangerous And Irresponsible.  As Jay pointed out last night, President Obama in a speech on Tuesday made the ridiculous claim that he has overseen eight years without a foreign terror attack on American soil, and suggesting, as Democrats frequently incorrectly do, that this is because of him somehow.  Whether he thinks it is from his bungling of every foreign policy incident, his refusal to recognize terror as a national security threat rather than a criminal act, his "JV team" idiocy, his pathetic Iran deal, or some other aspect of his term in office is not specified.  Whatever reason they wrongly believe this stupid trope, it remains stupid and wrong. [...] This is beyond parsing on the President's part.  He is relying on his administration's favorite deflection, the "lone wolf" view of terror, which is an outdated, inapplicable, and absurd concept in the modern age of terror.

Obama Links Jihad to Global Warming and Second Amendment.  President Barack Obama linked "climate change" and the Second Amendment to the threat of Islamic terrorism — which he described as "violent extremism" — during a Tuesday address at Macdill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.  Obama claimed that Islamic terrorism was partly driven by food and water scarcity brought about by anthropogenic global warming.  "A changing climate is increasing competition for food and water," he said of Syria and other Muslim-majority and conflict-ridden failed states.

Former DHS Secretary Chertoff:  No Changes in Refugee Policy Needed After Ohio State Attack.  Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the U.S. government does not need to change the number of refugees it allows into the country after the Ohio State University attack because people who are not refugees have committed similar crimes.  Abdul Razak Ali Artan, 20, was a refugee from Somalia who drove into a crowd of pedestrians and stabbed people with a butcher knife at Ohio State University on Monday.  ISIS claimed Artan was one of their lone wolves.

HuffPo: Muhammad Was 'History's First Feminist'.  In an astonishing feat of mental legerdemain, the Huffington Post has made the claim that the prophet Muhammad — who married 13 wives and taught that women have an intellect inferior to men's — was actually an active promotor of women's rights, the world's "first feminist."  Of all the founders of the great religions, argues Banafsheh Sayyad in the Post, "Muhammad was easily the most radical and empowering in his treatment of women.  Arguably he was history's first feminist."

The New Anti-Racist Racists.  The media today in America are increasingly wary of Islamic extremists.  Most journalists do not want the parameters of what should be discussed dictated by Islamic fanatics.  Whereas an organisation such as the SPLC, which did something good forty years ago, is the sort of institution that the media is for the time-being happy to hear from.  Perhaps after this latest development that will no longer be the case.  The SPLC's latest production is disgraceful, discrediting and sloppy even by its own increasingly disgraceful, discredited and sloppy standards.  For this publication, they have listed "Fifteen anti-Muslim activists," most likely in the hope that they will scare the media off inviting them on, or the wider public from being allowed to listen to them.

The Vatican Submits to Islam (2006-2016).  "[Pope Benedict XVI] has doubted publicly that it can be accommodated in a pluralistic society... and tempered his support for a programme of inter-religious dialogue run by Franciscan monks at Assisi.  He has embraced the view of Italian moderates and conservatives that the guiding principle of inter-religious dialogue must be reciprocità.  That is, he finds it naive to permit the building of a Saudi-funded mosque, Europe's largest, in Rome, while Muslim countries forbid the construction of churches and missions." — Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times.  In that lecture, Benedict did what in the Islamic world is forbidden:  freely discussing faith.  He said that God is different from Allah.  Since then, apologies to the Islamic world have become the official Vatican policy.  Pope Francis denied that Islam itself is violent and claimed that the potential for violence lies within every religion, including Catholicism.  Previously, Pope Francis said there is "a world war" but denied that Islam has any role in it.

CIA Director:  Terrorist Groups 'Are Driven by This Ideology That Is Not Rooted in Islam.  CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday "words or comments that taint a religion as being the source of the problem" are "detrimental to our interests" in dealing with the Muslim world.  Brennan argued incendiary remarks about Islam do not help "to arrest this cancer that has taken over so many of the communities because of a lot of the underlying conditions that exist within the Middle East and Africa, South Asia areas because of economic deprivation, political disenfranchisement, lack of opportunity."  He said that "fanatics, extremists and terrorists ... are driven by this ideology that is not rooted in Islam."

DHS Chief: 'Vilifying Muslims' Risks 'Driving Them to a Place' Terror Groups Want.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Washington Ideas Forum this week that he's "very concerned" about the "prospect of terrorist-inspired plots because of terrorist organizations' effective use of the Internet, where somebody could self-radicalize at home, in their garage, in their basement, online without us knowing about it."

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Christians are vilified constantly, but that doesn't turn them into homicidal maniacs.

Obama on Not Saying 'Islamic Terrorism': Christian Terrorist Wouldn't be 'Killing for Christ'.  President Obama told a town hall forum of military and family members Wednesday [9/28/2016] that he wouldn't use the term Christian terrorism if a Christian committed terrorist acts, so that's one reason why he eschews using Islamic terrorism.  Obama was asked by a Gold Star mother whose son was killed in Baghdad in 2007 if he believes that terrorism has "Islamic religious motives" and why he won't say "Islamic terrorist."

Without 'Lone Wolf' Lie, U.S. Could Have Stopped Nearly Every Attack.  Some time ago, the invaluable Patrick Poole coined the term "known wolf," sharply shredding the conventional Washington wisdom that "lone wolf" terrorism is a major domestic threat.  Pat has tracked the phenomenon for years, right up to the jihadist attacks this weekend in both the New York metropolitan area and St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Virtually every time a terror attack has occurred, the actor initially portrayed as a solo plotter lurking under the government's radar turns out to be — after not much digging — an already known (sometimes even, notorious) Islamic extremist.  As amply demonstrated by Poole's reporting, catalogued [elsew]here by PJ Media, "lone wolves" — virtually every single one — end up having actually had extensive connections to other Islamic extremists, radical mosques, and (on not rare occasions) jihadist training facilities.

Three Blind Mayors.  Three days after a militant's bomb shattered a pleasant Chelsea evening, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio joined London mayor Sadiq Kahn and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo in calling for "policies that embrace diversity and promote inclusion."  They dismissed any connection between Muslim refugees and terror.  "Militant violence is vanishingly rare," they wrote.  Such a denial of plain facts is rightly called "Orwellian."  If militant violence is vanishing, then it must have once been more common, and is now almost gone.  But the opposite is true.

Ban Ki Moon's lies justify terrorism.  Obama could have prevented this.  On September 15, 2016 the Jerusalem Post reported that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon condemned Israel for "oppressing" the Palestinians and declared that the settlements are "illegal" under international law.  Arutz7 reported that "...the UN chief appeared to excuse Palestinian terror attacks — on the same day as an Israeli woman died of injuries she sustained in a brutal stabbing attack yesterday [1/26/2016].  "Palestinian frustration is growing under the weight of a half century of occupation and the paralysis of the peace process," he said, blaming "the occupation" for causing "hatred and extremism."

Obama's Three Worst Lies in His Last UN Address.  It was hard to pick only three of the worst lies from Barack Obama's speech today, but we did it.  [Lie #1]  Remember when Barack Obama said Republicans are afraid of widows and orphans, that was right before women and children became suicide bombers.  He's still saying it and it's patently untrue.  The Breitbart London editor picked up this massive lie by Barack Obama.  He actually lied to the UN with statistics that directly contradict those of the UN.  He's lied to them before.  Take the lie about the video causing the Benghazi "protest".

Reid: Dem gun bill 'would prevent the next attack'.  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Monday a gun control bill authored by Democrats would prevent another terrorist attacks like the ones carried out in New Jersey and New York this weekend.  "We can argue from now on about whether this bill would have prevented this weekend's attacks," Reid, D-Nev., said.  "But one thing is for sure, it would prevent the next attack."  Democrats have authored a bill that would ban people on a federal terror watch list from purchasing guns or explosives.

The Editor says...
Everything a terrorist does is illegal, during an armed attack on innocent people in a public place.  Terrorists don't care about what's legal and what's not.  Criminals acquire guns through any means at their disposal, without worrying about background checks.  In other words, the laws that are already on the books haven't stopped acts of terrorism or waves of homicide.  More laws won't help.

White House:  ISIS Doesn't Represent Islam In Fight Against West.  White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a Monday morning [9/19/2016] interview that there has been "progress to debunk" the theory that the United States is fighting a war against the ISIS and that ISIS represents Islam.

Muslim who slashed NYPD cop faced deportation; wrote of martyrdom, wife approved.  Just days before this weekend's Islamic terror attacks in New York City, New Jersey and Minnesota, a Palestinian Muslim facing deportation attacked an NYPD cop with a meat cleaver in broad daylight.  Law enforcement and the media claimed he was just a crazy man.  The facts, once again, prove otherwise.

The Truth About the NY and NJ Bombings (and the Minnesota Mall Attack): We Are At War.  The Orwellian bias and naked propaganda of the leftist media, such as refusing to call acts of terrorism terrorism, and criticizing Trump for calling a bombing a bombing, really has jumped the shark and gone full retard.  Which is why they have lost nearly all credibility among the great mass of the people.  It is so ridiculous that even the average formerly asleep "bread and circuses" distracted sheeple are now able to see it.  That is a good thing.  But the "mainstream" media, and the SJW communist fanatics that infest the Democratic party (same thing, really) refuse to see how they are killing their own credibility and legitimacy.  So be it.  Let them keep responding to radical leftist and jihadist terrorism by ignoring it or by trying to blame it on "racism."

Yes, it's terrorism.  Ditch the bizarre verbal contortions and say it.  Why is this so difficult for political leaders?  They engage in verbal contortions to avoid stating the obvious after a terrorist attack.  While it's perfectly appropriate to gather the evidence and available information on the Chelsea explosion before drawing a definitive conclusion as to the motive, it's bizarre the lengths to which some left-leaning politicians will go to avoid using the word "terrorism."

Will Terrorist Attacks Be The New Normal?  With three separate incidents that seem at first glance to be Islamic terrorism, America again faces the question:  Is this our inevitable future, one filled with murderous attacks by a growing group of people who despise us?  It's not a pleasant question to ask.  But the first-blush evidence from attacks over the weekend — including a pipe-bomb explosion before a U.S. Marine-sponsored running event in Seaside, New Jersey; a bomb set off in a dumpster in New York's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 29 (and another unexploded device found just blocks away); and a maniac stabbing 9 people in Minnesota while muttering about Allah — says they can't be written off as merely random.

Days Before 9/11 DHS Sec.  Tells Radical Muslim Group Islam is Religion of Peace, ISIS Isn't Islamic.  Days before the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history Obama's Homeland Security secretary became the highest ranking government official — and first sitting cabinet member — to highlight a convention held annually by a radical Muslim group with extremist origins.  The Indiana-based nonprofit is called Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and it was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas and Al Qaeda.  ISNA was a co-conspirator in a huge case involving an Islamic charity (Holy Land Foundation) that provided support to a foreign terrorist organization, mainly Hamas.  ISNA conferences often feature contentious speakers, including renowned Islamists and advocates of terrorism.  Among them is Imam Warth Deen Umar, who referred to the 9/11 hijackers as martyrs that were secretly admired by Muslims and has called for violent jihad.

More evidence that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a Muslim at heart, if not yet a Muslim convert.  Saying that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is neither Islamic nor a state, Justin Trudeau orders Canadian government to start calling the Islamic State "Daesh," a name that Secretary of State John Kerry has also tried to use, because it sounds less Muslim.

The price of converting to Christianity from Islam.  [Scroll down]  Yet still there are those in the West who remain in steadfast denial of the truth.  They cannot bear even to entertain the shattering prospect of Islamic literalists streaming into the West through massive, unchecked Muslim immigration; prominent imams boldly preaching about the ummah in mosques and advancing Sharia, while — when the media is present — outwardly condemning the not-so-pretty actions of the Islamic State in order to cover up their real intentions; calls by al Qaeda and the Islamic State to attack Westerners on their home soil; and a Muslim Brotherhood drive for conquest.  "Deniers of truth (usually leftists) and outright liars (usually Islamic supremacists) are quick to level accusations of racism, Islamophobia and the like against others (including against sincerely peace-loving Muslims) who speak about the full range of global threats to infidels and apostates.  Yet it is becoming increasingly obvious that leftists and Islamic supremacists have no comeback when asked in public forums what real evidence they have to present for their accusations of Islamophobia and racism.  Such accusations have served as an effective ploy to beat down critics.

State Dept.: U.S. Should 'Rehabilitate' and 'Reintegrate' Foreign Fighters Back into Society.  The director of the Office of Countering Violent Extremism at the State Department outlined some of the department's strategic planning Wednesday [9/7/2016] to counter "violent extremism."  Irfan Saeed praised Denmark's strategy of rehabilitating and reintegrating foreign extremist fighters into society, asking, "What happens when they come back?  You have to be able to rehabilitate them and then re-integrate them back into society."

Exposing 5 Little Known Facts about Islam Politicians and the Media Are Deliberately Concealing from You.  Despite the fact that the perpetrator, named as Sami Ayad, a "Frenchman" apparently, shouted what the media incorrectly call "an Arabic phrase meaning God is greatest," police insist there's no evidence showing he'd been radicalized or motivated by politics.  They didn't go as far to say he's suffering from a mental illness this time.  True to form, the media is downplaying any connection to Islam.  Instead of accurately describing Ayad as a "French Muslim", he's portrayed as a "Frenchman."  Furthermore, the exclamation "Allahu Akbar" is not an Arabic phrase nor does it mean "God is greatest" as the duplicitous media reports state.  It's an Arabic phrase specific to Islam [...] and it means "Allah is greater."  Meaning Allah is greater than your Gods and greater than your man-made governments and laws.  These kinds of desperate attempts to disconnect from Islam atrocities committed by Muslims in the name of their deity are deployed by both politicians and the media in the aftermath of each attack.  They're deliberately concealing the truth about Islam in order to maintain the "it's a religion of peace" narrative.

UK's Independent: 'Allahu Akbar' Is A Publicity Stunt, Not Jihad.  Andrew MacLeod is a "visiting Professor at Kings College London and a former UN and Red Cross official who served in countries like Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and others."  What sloppy writing.  What countries are like Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan?  "He has negotiated with warlords and terrorists."  Is that something to be proud of?  In the UK Independent Tuesday [8/30/2016], he explains that a Muslim who screams "Allahu akbar" and kills people may not be a terrorist, but just a lonely publicity-seeker committing the Muslim equivalent of "suicide by cop."  And the never-ending mainstream media quest to exonerate Islam of all responsibility for the crimes committed in its name and in accord with its teachings grows even more absurd than it already was.

Kerry to media: Stop reporting on terrorism so I can fix global warming.  Besides the obvious attempt to duck responsibility for his and Obama's failure to engage in any meaningful fight to destroy radical Islamic terrorism, Kerry appears to have his facts confused.  If the media not doing its job results in people not knowing what's going on, then it looks like they are already there.  Because the Obama Administration has been clueless about the war on terror from the very beginning.  Kerry could have another motivation to his request.  If he didn't have to constantly defend his ineptitude and indifference when these attacks occur, he would be free to tackle the really big problems ... global warming and a lack of economic opportunities for would-be terrorists.

Putting your head in the sand [is] no magic cure to stop terror.  So much for information as power.  Kerry says no information is power.  This is the guy who infamously said you have to do well in school or you end up in Iraq.  Now he's saying don't worry about learning anything in school and you'll be better off.

John Kerry:  You Media People Should Stop Reporting on Terrorism So People Don't Know What's Going On.  Speaking from Bangladesh Tuesday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested members of the media stop covering (Islamic) terrorism so people won't "know what's going on."  Kerry attempted to preempt his statement by implying media coverage creates copy cats and promotes more terrorism. [...] While the copy cat, attention seeker argument may be true in a handful of cases, the media ignoring terrorism as the Obama administration has arguably chosen to do for nearly a decade, isn't going to make terrorism go away.

John Kerry says ignorance is bliss.
Kerry: 'Media Would Do Us All a Service If They Didn't Cover' Terrorism as Much.  Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday during an appearance in Bangladesh that the media could "do us all a service" if they didn't cover terrorism "quite as much."  "No country is immune from terrorism," Kerry said at a press availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  "It's easy to terrorize. [...] Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn't cover it quite as much.  People wouldn't know what's going on."

Obama is leaving stink bombs for the next president.
Obama will leave his successor a ticking time bomb.  Barack Obama likes to credit himself with getting America to step back from the abyss of the Middle East. [...] Just as he passed on a better economy to his successor than the one he inherited from Bush, so he passed on a safer world.  Unfortunately this story is a lie from end to end.  The world the next president will inherit is full of traps.  In Afghanistan, Obama has slowed down the pace of withdrawing troops.  Corruption is rife, and there seems to be no progress on talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.  The latter has gained momentum and re-captured parts of the countryside.  A continued drawdown after Obama's presidency may make his successor appear to be running from the Taliban.

Soros Foundation Spends Millions Promoting Somalian Migrants.  Documents show that George Soros' Open Society Foundations has spent 1.8 million dollars to improve the image of Somalians in Europe and to combat Islamophobia.  Newly leaked documents form the Open Society foundation by site DC Leaks show the organized web of funding that George Soros and Open Society have become infamous for.  One particular report shows funding for an initiative to promote the image of Somalians in Europe who, according to the report are in the top ten most discriminated people on the continent.  According to the foundations the real problem is the image of Somalians in the media and not the problems that have led to the creation of that image.

'Tantamount to Treason': Gorka Condemns Distortion of ISIS Intel.  Dr. Sebastian Gorka appeared on "Hannity" last night to react to a bombshell report that reveals officials from the U.S. military's Central Command altered key data to downplay the threat of ISIS.  Gorka said the report, which comes from a House Republican panel, confirms allegations by dozens of intelligence analysts that their reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups.  "This act of willfully distorting and playing down the intelligence assessments when American is at war is tantamount to being a treasonous act," Gorka said.  He likened it a member of the intelligence community "watering down" the assessments of what the Japanese or Germans were doing during World War II.

Ten Most Troubling Finds Inside House Probe of Pentagon's 'Distorted' Intel on Islamic State.  [#2] Intelligence analysts declined to be interviewed, possibly out of fear of reprisals from CENTCOM leadership, while the interviews that did take place were under the watchful eyes of DOD officials.  [#5] CENTCOM established an intelligence "fusion center" for IS-related intel, but kept out analysts whose views conflicted with senior intelligence leaders.  [#8] Shocking survey results showed analysts believed data was "distorted, suppressed, or substantially altered" by their supervisors.  [#9] Even after whistleblower complaints and the "alarming" internal survey last year, the Pentagon took no steps to correct its allegedly distorted intelligence process.

ISIS Terrorist Tells Feds He Has Jihadist Brothers in Mexico Confirming JW Reports.  An ISIS operative arrested and criminally charged in Ohio this month has confirmed that the terrorist group has cells in Mexico, according to federal authorities.  Judicial Watch has reported this for years, documenting it in a series of articles as part of an ongoing investigation on the connection between drug cartels, corruption and terrorism on the southern border.  In fact, last spring Judicial Watch broke a story about an ISIS camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas in an area known as "Anapra" situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.  Though a number of high-level law enforcement, intelligence and military sources on both sides of the border have provided Judicial Watch with evidence that Islamic terrorist cells are operating in Mexico, the Obama administration has publicly denied it, both to Judicial Watch and in mainstream media outlets.  Now we have a terrorism suspect in custody proudly affirming it.

House probe:  Central Command reports skewed intel on ISIS fight.  Intelligence reports produced by U.S. Central Command that tracked the Islamic State's 2014-15 rise in Iraq and Syria were skewed to present a rosier picture of the situation on the ground, according to a bombshell report released Thursday by a House Republican task force.  The task force investigated a Defense Department whistleblower's allegations that higher-ups manipulated analysts' findings to make the campaign against ISIS appear more successful to the American public.  The report concluded that intelligence reports from Central Command were, in fact, "inconsistent with the judgments of many senior, career analysts."

ISIS Intel Was Cooked, House Panel Finds.  A House Republican task force has found that officials from the U.S. military's Central Command altered intelligence reports to portray the U.S. fight against ISIS and al Qaeda in a more positive light than lower-level analysts believed was warranted by the facts on the ground, three officials familiar with the task force's findings told The Daily Beast.  A roughly 10-page report on the controversy is expected to be released by the end of next week, two officials said.  While it contains no definitive evidence that senior Obama administration officials ordered the reports to be doctored, the five-month investigation did corroborate earlier reports that analysts felt the leaders of CENTCOM's intelligence directorate pressured them to conclude that the threat from ISIS was not as ominous as the analysts believed, the officials said.

Obama says Islamic State on the run, despite attacks around globe.  President Obama said Thursday [8/4/2016] that the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State is making progress in spite of high-profile terrorist attacks, while Republican nominee Donald Trump charged that Mr. Obama has allowed the Islamist extremist group to rampage "out of control."  "We're going to keep going after ISIL aggressively," Mr. Obama said at the Pentagon, using an acronym for the group.  "We continue to take out senior ISIL leaders and commanders."   Mr. Obama also hit back at Republican critics, including Mr. Trump, who accused the administration of paying $400 million in ransom to Iran to gain the release of five American hostages in January.

London knifeman was "devout Muslim"; neighbor says had no mental problems.  Immediately after the attack happened, British authorities said that the attacker had serious mental health issues and no link to terrorism.  Now his neighbor has come forward and revealed that he had no mental health issues but a big interest in the Islamic State (ISIS).  The British (and U.S.) authorities try to obscure the motivating ideology of jihad terrorists every time there is a jihad attack.  They are doing everything they can to keep their people from getting the idea that there is a jihad threat at all.  This is a grave disservice to Britons and Americans, and the ignorance and complacency this strategy fosters endanger us all.

Somali in London knife attack whom police said was just mentally ill 'recommended Jihad terror books'.  The British authorities have said Zakaria Bulhan — the 19-year-old Norwegian man of Somali descent arrested on suspicion of murdering American tourist Darlene Horton in London on Wednesday night [8/3/2016] and stabbing five others — does not necessarily have any links to Islamic terrorism.  However, Heat Street has found evidence that a person using the same name — Zakaria Bulhan — has listed at least one book advocating violent jihadism in their personal account on the Good Reads website since 2014.

Russell Square stabbing attack 'not terror related', say police after interviewing Norwegian suspect.  A Norwegian man was being held in custody on Thursday [8/4/2016] on suspicion of murdering an American woman in a "random" stabbing rampage in central London.  Investigators say the 19-year-old suspect, who is of Somali origin and moved to the UK aged five, is mentally ill and has no known links to terror groups or radicalisation.  Witnesses described their horror as a knife-wielding man launched his attack on passers-by in Russell Square, stabbing anyone he could reach late on Wednesday evening.

ISIS Broadcasts to the World Why It Kills.  ISIS is taking umbrage at critics who challenge its claim to represent true Islam.  In the latest issue of its magazine Dabiq, published on July 31, the author of an editorial entitled "Why We Hate You and Why We Fight You" repudiated "the Islam-is-a-peaceful-religion crowd."  That crowd would include President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis and other world leaders, politicians and opinion makers who have pushed the narrative that ISIS is a deviant cult made up of violent extremists whose acts of terrorism have nothing to do with Islam.  To the contrary, claimed the author of the Dabiq piece, "jihad and the laws of the Shari'ah — as well as everything else deemed taboo by the Islam-is-a-peaceful-religion crowd — are in fact completely Islamic."

Obama says Islamic State on the run, despite attacks around globe.  President Obama said Thursday that the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State is making progress in spite of high-profile terrorist attacks, while Republican nominee Donald Trump charged that Mr. Obama has allowed the Islamist extremist group to rampage "out of control."  "We're going to keep going after ISIL aggressively," Mr. Obama said at the Pentagon, using an acronym for the group.  "We continue to take out senior ISIL leaders and commanders."

Two policewomen hacked with machete; attacker shouts "Allahu Akbar".  Earlier this week, after ISIS celebrated a mass stabbing in London's Russell Square carried out by a 19-year-old Somali teen with a Norwegian passport, the Muslim mayor issued a statement saying the suspect's motive in that attack were also unknown.  Seriously?  It's heartening to know the police officers will survive this attack.  It's disheartening to see after all the bloodshed carried about by Islamists in Belgium, France, Germany and elsewhere that the West is still determined to deny the truth.

More Unconnectable Dots From Pope Francis.  On a plane yesterday [7/31/2016] returning to Rome, Pope Francis told reporters (be sitting down for this), "I think it's not right to identify Islam with terrorism."  It would appear that Francis has Catholic priests' backs in much the same way Barack Obama has American police officers' backs.  In an absolutely stunning and grotesque example of moral equivalency, Francis seemed to be equating the deliberate shooting, trucking, bombing, beheading, and airline-crashing deaths of thousands of innocent people in the West with more mundane violence committed by members of other religious groups but not motivated by religion.  (You have to be a cynic or a special kind of obtuse to claim that people who murder while shouting Allahu akbar are not murdering in the name of religion.)

Pope Francis Reveals Why He Doesn't Discuss 'Islamic Violence'.  Pope Francis said he doesn't like singling out violence carried out by Muslims because people of all religions are guilty of deadly crimes.  He told reporters the situation was like "a mixed fruit salad" and that there were "violent people in all religions."

The Pope sounds like Obama!
Pope on Islamic Terrorism:  There Are Violent People in Almost All Religions.  Pope Francis said Sunday [7/31/2016] he does not like speaking about Islamic violence, telling reporters on a flight to Rome that violent people were found in all religions, including his own.  "There is always a small group of extremists in practically every religion," he said.  "We have them too."  The pontiff also said that putting the "god" of money at the center of the world's economy — rather than human beings — was the "first form of terrorism."

The Pope's War.  Pope Francis is very ecumenical, you see.  And he remembers what happened to his predecessor when Benedict accurately analyzed the differences between Christianity and Islam.  You remember, don't you?  He was pilloried by the politically correct crowd.  The Church intelligentsia backed away from the Pope, launched a campaign of ecumenism with the Muslim world, and that was pretty much that.

Islamic State Answers Pope Francis:  Ours Is a Religious War and We Hate You.  The Islamic State terror group has come out publicly to reject Pope Francis' claims that the war being waged by Islamic terrorists is not religious in nature, assuring the pontiff that their sole motivation is religious and sanctioned by Allah in the Qur'an.  In the most recent issue of Dabiq, the propaganda magazine of the Islamic State, ISIS criticizes Pope Francis for his naïvité in clinging to the conviction that Muslims want peace and that acts of Islamic terror are economically motivated.

'Hillary's refusal to mention radical Islam proof she is unfit'.  Republican nominee for President Donald Trump did not wait long to retaliate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, in what is the opening salvo in a war of words and insults that is sure to accompany the campaign leading to the US Presidential election in November.  Clinton spoke Thursday night [7/28/2016] at the Democratic National Convention, and attacked what she portrayed as Trump's divisiveness, saying that the Republican nominee "wants us to fear each other."

Muslim Dad Khizr Khan Tells CNN Terror 'Has Nothing to Do with Islam'.  Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of fallen soldier Capt. Humayun Khan who attacked Donald Trump last week in a speech at the Democratic National Convention, told CNN's Jim Acosta Sunday morning that terror has "nothing to do with Islam."

Pope declares "the world is at war" but denies Islam has any role.  Pope Francis declared that "the world is at war" following the slitting of the throat of an 86-year-old priest by two Islamic State-linked jihadists, right in the middle of a mass in France.  The jihadists shouted "Allahu akbar" during the barbaric drama, during which they also took two nuns hostage.  The Pope went on to say that this is not "a religious war... all religions preach peace — it's the others who want war."  The pope openly denies black and white print of the Qur'an that commands adherents to "kill them wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush."  (Qur'an 9:5).  Also, Qur'an 2:216 commands:  "Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you.  But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you.  And Allah knows, while you know not."  And there are many other such passages.

Alphabet Soup Corruption.  [Scroll down]  The Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Janet Napolitano admonished Americans that "terrorism" should be redefined as a "mancaused disaster" and counter-terrorism as an "overseas contingency operation," while issuing a report warning that among our chief terrorist threats was not radical Islam, but right-wing extremism, especially among supposedly suspect returning war veterans.  The agency proved inept in articulating and assessing the threat of Islamic terrorism following the Fort Hood, San Bernardino, and Orlando terrorist attacks.  Just as the IRS seems more interested in pursuing conservative groups than tax-cheaters, so too does DHS seem more concerned with finding euphemisms for terrorist attacks to deflect responsibility away from radical Islamic terrorism.

That Jihad Attack on the Orlando Gay Nightclub Never Happened, Says President Obama.  Do you remember the June 12 jihad attack by a Muslim that killed 49 Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida?  It was a big thing in the media at the time, complete with reports about a cellphone confession by the jihadi, and evidence that his immigrant Muslim family knew about the planned jihad attack.  Well, you imagined it, see, because extensively documented jihad attack didn't happen, President Barack Obama told the world on Sunday [7/24/2016].  It was just "a deranged man killing scores of people," Obama insisted to CBS.  No jihad there, he says.

ISIS Ignored:  Moral Sickness at the Democratic Convention.  The real story from day one at the Democratic National Convention is that in sixty-one speeches never once did these so-called "liberals" mention terrorism. [...] Why?  The answer is simple:  It doesn't play well for them.  They're scared it plays better for the Republicans and Donald Trump.  So they don't mention it.  Also, it doesn't fit with their morally narcissistic narrative that all religions are equal.

Obama: 'The World Has Never Been Less Violent'.  President Barack Obama said at the White House Summit on Global Development Wednesday [7/20/2016] that "we are living in the most peaceful" era in human history and that "the world has never been less violent."  According to the White House schedule, the president used the summit to "bring together development leaders, public and private sector financing partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs to mark our global progress and catalyze further development efforts."  "So it is worth reminding ourselves of how lucky we are to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history," Obama said in the speech.

The dream of Muslim outreach has become a nightmare.  [Scroll down]  Careerist toadies in government parroted the party-line message and even tried to outdo their politically correct boss.  Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on returning veterans as terrorist risks.  Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said that global warming, not the Islamic State, was the real threat.  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the president asked him to make Muslim outreach a top priority for the agency.  CIA Director John Brennan said that jihad "is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam."  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper opined that the Muslim Brotherhood was largely secular.  The president often blamed the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay for needlessly provoking Islam.  Obama said that terrorist dangers were no more deadly than falls in bathtubs.  He wrote off the Islamic State as an inept jayvee squad, assuring that they posed no existential threat.  He campaigned on the premise that al-Qaida was on the run.

[John Kerry apparently thinks] Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS.  Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday [7/22/2016].  Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs.  The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming.

First It Was Killer Bathtubs, Now It's Killer Air Conditioners.  Remember when President Obama said that more Americans die in bathtubs than at the hands of terrorists?  Well, now Secretary of State John Kerry has taken it a step further by adding air conditioners to the list. [...] Except that bathtubs and air conditioners don't control vast amount of territory in Iraq, Syria and Libya.  Nor do bathtubs and air conditioners behead American journalists, rape American relief workers, burn Jordanian pilots alive or commit genocide against Christians and Yazidis.

John Kerry says air conditioner and refrigerator chemicals are as threatening to human life as ISIS.  Chemicals used in refrigerators and air conditioners pose as big of a threat as ISIS, John Kerry said.  The Secretary Of State traveled to Vienna, Austria on Friday to negotiate an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, created to protect the ozone layer.  The amendment phases out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), compounds that are mostly used as refrigerants and act as potent greenhouses gases.  Kerry went to Vienna with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Gina McCarthy and compared the fight against climate change to the fight against terrorism during talks with parties to the Montreal Protocol.

Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS.  Secretary of State John Kerry says air conditioners pose as great a threat to civilization as terrorist groups like ISIS. [...] When was the last time an air conditioner drove itself through a crowd of people, hacked a pregnant woman to death with a machete, or murdered children in a McDonald's?

Kerry: Air conditioners [are] as big a threat as ISIS.  Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday [7/22/2016] that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.  The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.  "As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism," Kerry said.  "It's hard for some people to grasp it, but what we — you — are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself."

Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures.  An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.  A user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon [7/25/2016].

Petition Calls for State Department to Forsake AC, Which Kerry Says Is as Dangerous as ISIS.  Petitions are a waste of time in most respects, but at least this one makes a good point.  Secretary of State Hanoi John Kerry recently proclaimed that refrigeration and air conditioning — two of America's greatest contributions to the modern world — are as dangerous as the Islamic State, which has been inspiring massacres around the world, on the grounds that AC and refrigerators make it be too hot outside according to leftist ideology.

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing FBI Declared Mateen "NOT" to be a Terrorist.  Judicial Watch today released previously undisclosed documents from the St.  Lucie, Florida, Sheriff's Department revealing the FBI informed the sheriff's office in late 2013 that Omar Mateen was "NOT" a terrorist and was no threat to "go postal."  [Emphasis in original] The email from the St.  Lucie Sheriff's Department details the remarks were made during a phone conversation with Randall Glass, the Florida regional resident in charge for the FBI.  Other documents show Mateen admitted to initially lying to the FBI about past statements tying him to the Boston Marathon bombers, the Fort Hood terrorist, and al Qaeda terrorists in Kenya.

"I am a Soldier of the Caliphate and I am Going to Carry Out a Suicide Attack in Germany["].  For a while it was fashionable by experts to sneer at the inevitability that the "poor refugees" swarming Europe and the rest of the free world included ISIS supporters.  Surely such a thing was impossible.  Even after Bataclan, they kept finding excuses.  But the latest axe attack in Germany by an ISIS refugee is the end of that road.  The Muslim attacker was of your classic "widow and orphan" flavor.  He came as an unaccompanied minor.  He was exactly the sort of migrant that Merkel would cheerfully take selfies with.  And then he began hacking away in a train car while shouting Allahu Akbar.  He had an ISIS flag in his room and ISIS took credit for his attack.

Germany: Muslim Migrant Screaming 'Allahu Akbar' Injures 21 with [an] Axe.  The latest jihad attack in Germany reveals how difficult it is becoming for the political and media elites to maintain their fantasy-based narrative in the face of reality.  An axe-wielding Muslim refugee from Afghanistan stormed a train, screamed "Allahu akbar" and began attacking passengers.  This happened, of course, as a result of policies that Angela Merkel aggressively pursued.  And as she did so, she must have known that this kind of thing would start happening.  What else could she possibly have expected?  Those who called for Europe to take in as many Muslim migrants as possible may have foreseen this: after all, they insisted that the refugees were not a danger, but were in danger.  Only racist bigoted Islamophobes would dare express any skepticism about the wisdom of admitting these refugees, we were told.  To oppose the Muslim migrant influx into Europe was evidence of a moral defect, we were told.

Oxfam cooks the books, credits Palestinians for hosting 2,000,000 refugees.  Oxfam has a new report on how Western nations aren't doing enough to address the worldwide refugee crisis. [...] These numbers are completely distorted by the addition of Palestinian "refugees."  The "refugees" in the West Bank and Gaza are not refugees by any sane definition, since they are living in the same land from which they are supposedly refugees from.  The vast majority of the "refugees" in Jordan — over two million — are Palestinian citizens of Jordan!  200,000 of the Palestinian refugees supposedly in Lebanon do not exist, and the rest are descendants of refugees — although Lebanon treats them exceptionally poorly.

WH: Battlefield success against Islamic State leading to lone-wolf attacks.  The White House suggested Friday [7/15/2016] that more terrorist attacks are happening in Europe and elsewhere because of the progress the U.S.-led coalition is making on the battlefield against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  Discussing the recent spate of Islamic State-related or inspired terrorist attacks around the world, the president's top spokesman said the U.S. has been focused on countering these types of "lone-wolf" attacks "all along and we've made some progress."

'Radical Islam': Obama Won't Say the Words, and Has No Answer.  [Scroll down]  This is a version of the "root causes" theory that continues to animate the Obama administration's approach to terror — one articulated, most comically, by the State Department's Marie Harf in 2015:  "We cannot win this war by killing them.  We cannot kill our way out of this war.  We need in the longer term — we need the longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups.  Whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs...".  Western liberals have trouble accepting that something may be at work here beyond economics, even though there is ample evidence that radical Islam's appeal has little to do with poverty.  The terrorists who slaughtered more than 20 people in a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh early this month were sons of that country's elite, educated in the best schools and with the world at their feet.

Buck Sexton Blows Up at Professor Who Claims ISIS Isn't 'Coming After Us'.  CNN contributor Buck Sexton had a heated exchange with a professor on CNN Thursday after the latter said the Islamic State terrorist organization wasn't "coming after us" and kept insisting that Sexton didn't believe the majority of ISIS victims were Muslims.  Mia Bloom, a Georgia State professor, said attacks like the one in Nice, France, Thursday night were demonstrative of its efforts to stay relevant while its caliphate was slipping away.  She remarked the horrific truck attack also increased the "degree of right-wing politics" and "Islamophobia" before going into an attack on Sexton.

Media blames truck, not terrorists or Islam, for Nice attack.  Leftist media outlets reacted to the devastating attack in Nice not by blaming Islam or even terrorists, but by suggesting that an inanimate object — the truck — was responsible for the carnage.  Instead of pointing the finger at Islamists, CNN, CBC and the New York Times all published headlines that served to hide the true nature of the attack.  CBC reported, "Children feared killed in Nice as truck attacks family event".  Presumably, the truck was somehow able to manifest artificial intelligence and plough itself through dozens of victims.

Hammadi & Alwan:  The Poster Boys of Refugee Terrorism (Kerry Says Doesn't Exist).  The Obama administration is trying to allay growing public fears that the thousands of Middle Eastern refugees it's resettling in America — virtually all of whom are Muslim — pose a terrorist threat to the homeland.  Top US officials insist there's no evidence refugee applicants who go through the U.S. screening process pose a greater security threat than members of any other immigrant group.  They claim they are rigorously vetted for terrorist and criminal ties, and that resettlement communities throughout the US are safe.  "There is absolutely no evidence, my friends, zero evidence, that refugees who make it through this arduous process, pose any greater threat to our society than the members of any other group," Secretary of State John Kerry said while visiting a Washington-area mosque recently.  "And it is important for people to know that," he added, so they refrain from leveling "bigoted and hateful rhetoric" against the Muslim refugees.

Video: Pentagon Celebrates Islamic 'Month of Jihad'.  An update on the Pentagon's taxpayer-funded but invitation-only Ramadan feast, thanks to reader Martin for this video in which the Pentagon not only celebrates Ramadan but seems to promote Islam and rewrite history.  They even had the gall to publish this video on Independence Day, July 4. [...] And while we haven't yet translated the transcript, it appears that someone at the Pentagon is trying to claim two African-American slaves who fought in the Revolutionary War were Muslims... although there is no evidence whatsoever that they were.

Experts: Obama's Measure Of Success Against ISIS Doesn't Make Sense.  Islamic State murdered more than 350 people in four countries in separate terrorist attacks during the week of June 27.  Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the attacks do not "alter the strategy" the Obama administration is pursuing.  The day before the attacks began, Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis claimed ISIS has not won "a strategic victory" in over a year.  Davis buttressed his claim by rattling off towns seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  His claims reflect the administration's continued use of territory seized as the only "strategic" measure of success against ISIS.

President Obama's Potential Felonies.  In the recent terrorist attack in Orlando, the US Dept. of Justice ordered the Orlando Police Dept. to scrub, or delete, references to terrorism from the records they had of phone calls with the shooter Omar Mateen.  This is clearly proof of an effort by the President and Justice Dept. to cover up and conceal Islamic references spoken by the Orlando shooter.  The FBI was ordered to release only partial, not full, transcripts.  This proves that President Obama is directly involved in the obstruction of an investigation of terrorism and that he is using a Justice Dept. agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to perpetrate his obstruction.  This is not the first time this has happened.  The President has ordered other agencies in the past to destroy evidence of potential Islamic references.

Obama: More Terror Attacks Mean We're Winning The War On Terror.  In its latest Orwellian message on ISIS, the Obama administration insists that the spate of terror attacks around the world over the past week is a good thing, because it means ISIS is on the run.

'Defies reality': Kerry takes heat for claiming airport attack a sign of ISIS desperation.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, slammed the secretary's assessment.  "They've said they're on the run for many years, and they're not," McCaul told Fox News Wednesday morning [6/29/2016].  "I think the airstrikes have ramped up external operations ... This is an unprecedented pace of terror in modern times.  And so to say they're on the run ... absolutely defies reality."

Senate Hearing Witness Involved In FBI Training 'Purge': No Such Thing As Radical Islam.  A witness at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Tuesday refused to say the Muslim community has a serious problem with radicalization.  Farhana Khera, Executive Director and President of Muslim Advocates, an organization that requested the FBI purge training material they believed to be "offensive and inflammatory" to Muslims, dodged questions relating to whether radical Islam existed.

Rational people don't see success as a sign of weakness.
Kerry: ISIS targeting airports because it's "desperate".  While there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday's attack at the Istanbul airport which killed at least 36 people and wounded nearly 150 others, Turkish and U.S. officials said it was likely the work of ISIS.  Speaking Tuesday evening [6/28/2016] at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Secretary of State Kerry said the fact that ISIS is targeting airports is a sign of weakness by the terror group, which he referred to by the name Daesh.

Benghazi lies were just standard procedure under Obama.  [Scroll down]  On the day following Orlando, the president himself said we had yet to discern "the precise motivations of the killer," even though everyone knew by that point he had called 911 to swear his allegiance to ISIS while he was killing people.  Two weeks after the Orlando shooting — two weeks — Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, "I cannot tell you definitively that we will ever narrow it down to one motivation.  We will look at all motivations."  With Benghazi, as with Orlando, the reason for these evasions is to make mystery and ambiguity a part of the narrative in order to buy the White House and the administration time and space — the time to control the story and the space to impress upon its supporters the impracticality and uselessness of responding to these acts of war.

Falsifying the Public Record Because It Offends Islam.  Your normal inclination to be taken in by conspiracy theorists is all the more heightened when you know you are not being told the truth.  That is what President Obama and Attorney General Lynch achieved in their clumsy and stupid attempt to redact the transcripts of Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen's phone calls to 911 as he shot up a gay nightclub in Orlando.  Their bungled attempt to manipulate reality now affirms the role of Islam in the shooting.  By attempting to change Mateen's invocation of "Allah" to "God" and redacting entirely his swearing of allegiance to ISIS, the Obama administration has created the opposite of what it intended.  Any doubts that this shooting was inspired by Islam have now been vitiated.

Ignoring Reality.  [Scroll down]  This information was available to law enforcement — and to the White House — almost immediately after the attack on the nightclub.  And yet, some 36 hours later, when President Barack Obama spoke to reporters, he said that the shooter had pledged loyalty to ISIS only "at the last minute."  Obama insisted that the reason behind the slaughter was a mystery:  "I think we don't yet know the motivations."  In the days that followed, we learned more about Mateen and his history of radicalism.  Mateen's father was a longtime Taliban sympathizer.  A decade before Mateen's attack in Orlando, he threatened to shoot a classmate at a cookout when his hamburger apparently touched some pork by accident.  Mateen attended a mosque with a Florida man who would later become a suicide bomber in Syria.  In part because of that connection, the FBI investigated Mateen twice as a possible jihadist threat.

New Islamophobia Report:  Authors Linked to Hamas.  A new report on the so-called "Islamophobia Network" has been released, authored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the leader of American Muslims for Palestine — two groups with ties to Hamas financiers and a vivid history of extremism, slander and deception.  Here are three facts about the authors:  [#1] Both are linked to Hamas financiers based on prosecutions by the U.S. government. [...]

Won't You Please Help?  We Must All Join Together to Find a Cure For Sudden Islamic Combustion Syndrome (SICS).  Political scientists at The New York Times and Vox are baffled by the thousands of recent incidents of a disease termed Sudden Islamic Combustion Syndrome (or "SICS").  Voxsplainer and political commentator Ezra M. Klein III recently lobbied Congress to fund a worldwide effort, led by the United Nations, to find the root cause of SICS.  "We have yet to find a root cause or some underlying pattern that would explain why certain individuals suddenly detonate, killing individuals around them, often with oddly shaped pieces of metal that resemble nails and shrapnel," said Klein.  "It's imperative that we find a root cause, because there's no discernible pattern to SICS. There's no particular ideology, faith, or military cult packaged as a religion that we can tie back to the disease."

Rep. Gohmert:  If Orlando Was About Guns, Then 'Boston Was About a Pressure Cooker'.  Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called it "outrageous" that House Democrats would grab microphones and prevent fellow lawmakers from conducting business in violation of House rules, all to make a point about gun control, which is really beside the point, he said:  "And when people go on for 12 hours, saying things, 'It's about guns,' then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker.  It wasn't.  Both of them were about radical Islam," Gohmert told Fox News's Charles Payne.  "And the reason people died unnecessarily is because this FBI, this Justice Department, this Homeland Security has purged their training materials, so FBI agents don't know what questions to ask to find out if Mateen [Orlando attacker] or Tsarnaev [Boston attacker] had been radicalized.

AG Lynch Displays Deceptive Behavior In Response to Questions About Orlando Shooter.  [Scroll down]  That said, the real story here has nothing to do with how concerned Lynch might or should be about any mistakes that have been made.  The real story is the massive threat that looms larger every day, and the overwhelming challenge that law enforcement authorities confront in forecasting, identifying, and monitoring terrorist activity.  It is an unenviable task, requiring a balance between civil rights and national security that invariably leaves people on both sides of the issue fuming with discontent.  While we strongly believe that a behavioral analysis such as the one we've presented here is essential in providing a fuller understanding of the commentary of our public officials, we are the first to acknowledge the ease of being a Monday morning quarterback after a Sunday morning talk show.  The exponentially more difficult task is the one faced by law enforcement authorities who are charged with spotting the next Mateen before he carries out an equally heinous act.

Obama tries to go full Orwellian on the Islamic threat.  Members of the Obama administration and their wingmen in the press have been busy conjuring up ways to change the narrative from the truth — that this was an act of war against the United States — to lies necessitated by their ideological agenda.  The carnage had barely stopped before they reached for the terminology of "hate crime," because that's something they think they know how to manage: define it, prosecute it, exploit it for political purposes.  Islamic supremacism they cannot and will not fight.  The global jihad is an endless, relentless religiously driven violent movement of conquest.  It's much easier and politically beneficial for them to deal with a "hate crime."  This is why Ms. Lynch announced the Department of Justice's decision to redact all of Mateen's references to Islam, jihad and Allah during his 911 call, which she later reversed under pressure.

A Mantra from Fauxcahontas.  [Scroll down]  One wonders how the president can honestly say Islam is a religion of peace and "no religion condones the killing of innocents" (including Islam), when the Koran clearly states if you see a Jew behind a tree, you must kill him!  Ah, perhaps, because the Jew is no innocent.  Neither is the Christian, the infidel, the apostate, or the homosexual.  No one in the land of the Great Satan is an innocent — unless he is a practicing Muslim.  Republicans understand this mindset.  Democrats willfully choose to ignore it to further their agenda — in this case, a cleverly manufactured, ten-word jab that nurtures their fanatical commitment to eliminate guns and obliterate the 2nd Amendment.

Loretta Lynch:  We May Never Know Why That Islamic Terrorist Killed All Those People.  When Omar Mateen said, "I did it for ISIS," what did he really mean?  We may never know. [...] How could we ever know his real motive?  Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who'd listen, that doesn't mean it's really why he did it.

DHS' Islamic Advisor:  Orlando Jihad Was Not Islamic.  The jihadi's first words to the 911 operator were the bismillah.  He was a devout Muslim who declared he was waging jihad in the cause of Allah.  What's it going to take?  How many have to die?  You can deny jihad, but you cannot avoid the consequences of denying jihad.

Black Lives Matter Blames 'White Supremacy,' 'Capitalism' For Orlando Terror Attack.  In their statement on the Orlando terror attack, the activist group Black Lives Matter blamed white supremacy, the patriarchy and capitalism for the attack in which Omar Mateen killed 49 people.  "Despite the media's framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest," the statement said.

White House Calls Radical Islamic Extremism a Republican 'Talking Point'.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the term "radical Islamic extremism" is a Republican political talking point during an interview on CNN Tuesday [6/21/2016].  In the wake of the terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where the killer pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, the White House and President Obama have still refused to use the phrase, with Obama ridiculing it as Republicans' sole counterterrorism strategy.

Kerry: 'Zero Evidence' Refugees Making It Through US Screening Pose Greater Risk Than Other Groups.  Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday evening there was "zero evidence" that refugee applicants who go through the rigorous screening involved in the U.S. refugee admission program pose a greater security threat than members of any other group.  Speaking at the interfaith iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking meal) in Sterling, Va. coinciding with World Refugee Day, Kerry also warned that what he called "bigoted and hateful rhetoric" about Muslims helps those "who propagate the lie that America is at war with Islam."

Sales-talk about the Islamic 'Golden Age'.  It's absolutely ridiculous to claim that Islam — a religion primarily based on the Koran — could have had a hand in the invention of the guitar, algebra, cough syrup syrup, etc.  Which passages in the Koran, or the hadith, etc. helped contribute to the creation of algebra?  Which passages even helped inspire the invention of cough syrup?  Again, this is plain silly!  What [Irshad] Manji must really mean is that people who happened to have been Muslims made these contributions to Western culture.  Islam itself had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Prof. blames conservatives, Christians for Orlando shooting.  A University of Buffalo professor claims it was not Islamic radicalism that motivated Omar Mateen to slaughter 49 people and maim 50 others last weekend, but rather Republican, conservative, and Christian beliefs.  Jonathan Katz, an Associate Professor of visual studies who was one of the first full-time American academics to be tenured in gay and lesbian studies, postulated in an interview Tuesday [6/14/2016] with the university's faculty and staff paper, the UB Reporter, that terrorism and ISIS are distractions from the actual issue of anti-gay violence, which he claims is promoted by conservative rhetoric.

A 'Gay' Muslim Democrat Walks Into a Bar....  In the wake of the Orlando ISIS bloodbath, the rational world now gazes through the looking glass, jaws agape, into the up-is-down, male-is-female, Muslim-is-Christian alternate universe in which resides America's caterwauling left.  An Islamic terrorist (a closeted homosexual, according to friends and ex-wife), registered Democrat and admitted Islamic State jihadi enters a "gay" bar wherein, reportedly, he regularly cruised for random homosexual hook-ups, and slaughters 49 "infidels."  Naturally, secular "progressives," to include the New York Times editorial board, have, rather than addressing the Allahu Akbar-yelping camel in the tent, twisted themselves into tiny little knots of self-righteous indignation to somehow blame American Christians, Republicans and the NRA.

This Week Proves, Again, that Progressivism is a Cult.  This last week, following the horror of Orlando, has been a greatest hits tribute to a disordered tribe jacked up on intellectual witchcraft.  To claim progressives believe in unicorns would be flattering, compared to the actual buffoonery and obfuscation they have pushed on us from every progressive street corner like a bunch of meth dealers.  For example, a murderous rampage committed by a gay Democrat Muslim, through some godless and insane application of the transverse property, has been of course used to hang responsibility around the necks of Christians and conservatives.

This ABC News report flies in the face of Obama's 'Lone Wolf' theory on Orlando terrorist.  We keep hearing that the Orlando terrorist was a "Lone Wolf" attack inspired by "what he saw on the Internet" but not coordinated with any foreign entity or organized terrorist network.  We also hear that although the FBI had investigated Omar Mateen years ago, there was no way they could have known he was about to commit the bloodiest terror attack in the US since 9/11.  A new report from ABC News flies in the face of both of those narratives.

America has suffered a terror attack every year under Obama.  America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on President Obama's watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he's successfully protecting the nation.  If only hubris could be weaponized!  In the wake of Omar Mateen's Orlando massacre, Obama whined about growing criticism of his terror-fighting strategy.  But boy, does he deserve it.  His record on terrorism is terrible, and Hillary Clinton should have a tough time defending it.  Here we are in the eighth year of his presidency, and the nation has now suffered eight significant attacks by Islamist terrorists on US soil or diplomatic property — an average of one attack a year since Obama's been in office, with each new attack seemingly worse than the last.

Kerry Acknowledges That Some Terrorists Are 'Radicalized for Reasons Having to do With Religion'.  Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday [6/15/2016] cited "reasons having to do with religion or politics" in a list of "root causes" of terrorism in which he also included factors ranging from tribalism to frustration and the desire for a sense of identity and purpose.  Addressing the Oslo Forum in the Norwegian capital, Kerry disputed the notion that a "clash of civilizations" is underway, arguing that "there is nothing remotely civilized about the terrorists that we confront in the world today" such as those in Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Boko Haram or Al-Shabaab.  "So no, this is not a clash of civilizations, this is a struggle between civilization itself and barbarism, between fundamental raw political exploitation and a mix of medieval and modern fascism, together at the same time," he said.

Days after Orlando massacre, Obama says ISIS is on the defensive.  The ISIS terrorist group is on the defensive, US President Barack Obama said, just days after a deadly shooting on a gay nightclub in Orlando which was claimed by the jihadist group.  Obama on Tuesday [6/14/2016] said the Islamic State group was losing ground in Iraq and Syria, and that the number of foreign fighters joining the extremists was plummeting.  "ISIL lost nearly half of the populated territory it had in Iraq and it will lose more.  ISIL continues to lose ground in Syria as well," Obama said after a meeting of the National Security Council on the fight against the jihadist group.  "In short, our coalition continues to be on offense.  ISIL is on defense," Obama said, using an alternate acronym for the group.

Regressive Left Blames 'Conservative Christians' For Orlando Massacre.  Writing for ThinkProgress, LGBT Editor Zach Ford outlined his mind bending theory that conservative Christian America is to blame for the massacre in TWO ways.  Ford suggests that conservative Christians are to blame because they promote and practice their own "violence" against the LGBT community, and secondly, conservative Christians have created an anti-Islamic culture, which acted as a "spark" for the attack, according to Ford.

Johnson: Orlando Terror Attack Was a Case of 'Self-Radicalization'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke to [Fox News] to give the latest on the investigation of the Orlando terrorist attack.  He told Bret Baier that Omar Mateen appeared to "self-radicalize" by watching online videos and that the attack was not directed by terrorists.  "It was more in the nature of a terrorist-inspired attack," he said.  Johnson said that using law enforcement and building bridges to American Muslim communities has become increasingly important to combat homegrown self-radicalized terrorists.

WH Spokesman: 'Our Country Is Safer Than It Was 8 Years Ago'.  "The president does believe it is important that his successor is somebody who recognizes that our country is safer than it was eight years ago, that we enhanced our standing around the world, that we've strengthened our alliances — that we have refined and improved and strengthened our homeland security," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Tuesday [6/14/2016].  Earnest made the comment two days after a Muslim American claimed his deadly attack on an Orlando nightclub was inspired by ISIS.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, also speaking on Tuesday, said the FBI has "hundreds, if not thousands" of open investigations" going on, and he said the FBI "routinely" breaks up plots to the homeland.

The Editor says...
I'm not so sure.  The FBI routinely breaks up its own sting operations and then crows about them in the national news media, to make it look like they're in complete control.

Clyburn on Muslim Ban:  Every Religion Has Renegades — the KKK Was Christian.  Tuesday [6/14/2016] on MSNBC's "NewsNation," while discussing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims coming into the United States, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) used the Ku Klux Klan as an example of a "Christian" organization and why an entire religion shouldn't be banned.

Obama's Gun Control Red Herring.  President Obama Monday [6/13/2016] suggested that the Orlando attacks must spur a balanced response, one that fights terror but also addresses gun control.  That's what's known as taking your eye off the ball.  Which is also what Obama first did when he removed troops from Iraq and bragged about it, opening the way for ISIS. America left troops in Germany after World War II and South Korea after the Korean war.  And they have kept the peace.  But Obama brought all the troops in Iraq home and campaigned on it.  And the lid came off in Iraq, and now we have this.  Obama's failure to address these attacks for what they are, Islamist terrorism, has serious ramifications, because they allow him to look at this as at least partially a crime issue, and therefore not tackle the real cause of the killings.  Gun control has absolutely nothing to do with Islamist terrorism.  They will find the weapons to do this, unless we are going to ban gun sales and bang down every door to remove the ones people have.  And even then, they'll get them.

How Obama failed to protect us from terror.  President Obama desperately wanted to be a peacetime president yet is ending his second term with Islamic terror attacks looming larger than at any time since 9/11.  The tide of war isn't receding, as he famously contended in a speech on the Afghan drawdown in 2011; it is lapping onto our shores.

Clinton under fire for earlier remark that Muslims had 'nothing' to do with terrorism.  Hillary Clinton is coming under fire for a tweet last year in which she claimed Muslims have "nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism."  However, on Monday [6/13/2016] the presumptive Democratic nominee acknowledged the threat of "radical Islamism," one day after an apparent Islamic State sympathizer killed 49 people and wounded dozens of others inside an Orlando, Fla., nightclub.

Obama: 'We' are to blame, not Islamic terrorism, for massacre.  Omar Mateen called the cops to pledge his fealty to ISIS as he was carrying out his mass murder in Orlando early Sunday.  Twelve hours later, the president of the United States declared that "we have no definitive assessment on the motivation" of Omar Mateen but that "we know he was a person filled with hate."  So I guess the president thinks Mateen didn't mean it?  Here again, and horribly, we have an unmistakable indication that Obama finds it astonishingly easy to divorce himself from a reality he doesn't like — the reality of the Islamist terror war against the United States and how it is moving to our shores in the form of lone-wolf attacks.  He called it "terror," which it is.  But using the word "terror" without a limiting and defining adjective is like a doctor calling a disease "cancer" without making note of the affected area of the body — because if he doesn't know where the cancer is and what form it takes, he cannot attack it effectively and seek to extirpate it.

Obama says 'no sign' of Orlando gunman being part of a wider plot as he blames 'home-grown extremism' — and still won't say 'radical Islamic terrorism'.  President Barack Obama said Monday [6/13/2016] that there's 'no clear evidence' that the shooter at an Orlando nightclub was directed to conduct his attack or part of a larger plot. [...] And he suggested an anti-gay bias, not a terrorist influence, may be the primary reason for the weekend's bloodshed in Orlando, Florida.  'The fact that it took place at a club frequented by the LGBT community I think is also relevant,' he stated.  The president blamed 'propaganda and perversions of Islam that you see generated on the Internet' for the mindset that drove a sympathizer with the ISIS terror army to kill 49 people Saturday night, along with 'the capacity of that to seep into the minds of troubled individuals or weak individuals.'  'I think we don't yet know the motivations' of the shooter, the president said.

The Editor says...
Barack H. Obama is lying.  The shooter's motivations were known when he started yelling Allah Akbar as he opened fire.  His intentions were made known when he called 9-1-1 to pledge allegiance to ISIS before he started shooting.

Swedish Politicians: "Islam is Definitely Compatible with Democracy!"  It should not be a mystery whether Islam is compatible with democracy or not.  All you have to do is look at the Islamic sources or call any imam and pretend to be impressed that Islam does not separate religion and politics.  Yet, when Gatestone Institute called Swedish politicians at all levels to ask if Islam and democracy were compatible, they gave assurances that there were no problems whatsoever with Islam's capacity for democracy — or they hung up.

Misrepresenting the Threat of Islam.  One of the worst things that political and military leaders of a country at war can do is to misrepresent, or not understand, the threat doctrine and objectives of the enemy.  Like it or not, America has been at war since November 1979 when Iran took over our embassy in Tehran.  On 15 May 2016, The Washington Post carried an article by retired General David Petraeus, which was his attempt to offer some insights for our next President on how to combat the current threat posed by the Islamic State (IS).  He also attempted to address the broader Islamic jihadist ideology that animates them!  In so doing, there is an unstated presumption throughout the article that "Islam is a religion of Peace" that has been hijacked by Islamic extremist groups, e.g., Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, al-Nusrah, etc.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Obama: All Faiths are Equal.  Few religions chattelize all women, sanction the taking of all and any female child or adult as fit booty after unprovoked aggressions aimed at wresting land and money and valuables from innocent civilians doing no one any harm.  No Protestant sect advises the mutilation of female genitalia, the forced donning of impenetrable, crippling body bags to ensure that men cannot gaze on a workaday female going about her daily rounds.  Judaism has no brief with forced conversions under pain of death or the payment of vast sums of Jizzya to 'apologize' for not converting.

America's Secretary of State is either Stupid or Insane; No other possibility exists.  This statement speaks for itself:  ["]Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday [5/3/2016] night, citing... the lure of 'regular meals [and] companionship.'["]

The Editor says...
On the contrary, there is a third possibility:  The Secretary of State is probably just following the orders of President Valerie Jarrett.

Kerry on Terrorism's Appeal: 'Regular Meals, Companionship' — Not Necessarily Religion.  Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of "regular meals [and] companionship."

The Editor says...
Mr. Kerry, speaking as President Valerie Jarrett's second-string sock puppet, is trying to separate Islam from Islamic terrorism.  It can't be done.

If you think Islam is a religion of peace, then yes...
Obama: We Are Living In the Most Peaceful Era In Human History.  Strange.  I don't remember, when I was a kid, anything in the news about Christians being crucified, or journalists being beheaded.  Or planes purposely flying into buildings.  But Obama wants us to know:  things are just peachy now, thanks to the fabulousness of his feckless Regime.

Rick Perry:  There Are No Muslim Neighborhoods in America.  After Ted Cruz's call to patrol Muslim neighborhoods, the media began circulating this bizarre and unreal claim.  Now in an interview about how much he loves Muslims, ex-Texas governor Rick Perry echoes it. [...] Whatever anyone's feelings are on Islam, there clearly are definable Muslim neighborhoods in the United States.  I've only been to Texas once so I won't speak of it with any confidence, but these places certainly exist in New York and New Jersey.  Not to mention Chicago and plenty of other cities.  They exist beyond that as well.  The name Little Mogadishu is in circulation for a reason.

The Fallacy of Focusing on Islamic Radicalization.  There are Jihadists from dozens of countries who have joined ISIS.  What do they all have in common?  The official answer is radicalization.  Muslims in Europe are "radicalized" by alienation, racism and unemployment. [...] Radicalization favors local explanations.  But those local explanations don't add up nationally or globally.  Europe spends a fortune on social services and yet Muslim terrorism has only grown worse.  Other immigrant minorities in Europe have lower unemployment rates and aren't blowing things up.  Removing Muslim dictators in the Arab Spring didn't lower terrorism; it vastly increased the power and influence of Islamic terror groups. Nor have changes in American foreign policy and greater outreach lowered Islamic terrorism.  If anything the scale of the problem seems to have only become more severe.

Susan Rice:  Islamic State Not a Clash Of Civilizations.  National Security adviser Susan Rice says that the fight with Islamic State terrorists is not part of a civilizational struggle, echoing a sentiment promoted by President Obama.  During a speech to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Rice insisted that although ISIS was a "destabilizing force" in the Middle East, it was nowhere near the level of the threat posed by past enemies of the United States.

Obama Argues He's Done More to Fight Terrorism Than Other Presidents.  President Obama pushed back against criticism of how he's handled terrorism during his tenure by arguing "there isn't a president who's taken more terrorists off the field than me."  In an interview aired this morning on Fox, host Chris Wallace asked Obama about a recent interview with The Atlantic in which the writer notes that the president frequently reminds his staff "terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do."

Top 10 Misreported or Underreported Stories of 2015.  [#6] The Islamic State:  Last year, Press Secretary Josh Earnest falsely claimed that President Obama didn't mean just the Islamic State when he spoke about "jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian."  At the time The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler awarded Earnest, and thereby the Obama administration, an embarrassing four Pinocchios for an obvious lie.  President Obama's original comments were meant to differentiate between terrorists who target the near enemy — within their own nations or region — and those intent on killing Americans.  But after the Paris attacks, and San Bernardino, California shooting, it seems that ISIS and those inspired by ISIS have begun to focus on the far enemy:  the Western powers, including America.

The Summit Of Allaying No Fears.  [Scroll down]  [Barack H. Obama] is wrong when he declares:  "The single most effective defense against nuclear terrorism is fully securing this material so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands in the first place."  The single most effective defense is to eliminate those terrorists — kill them or imprison them somewhere like Guantanamo Bay, where the U.S.  can (but under Obama often doesn't) keep them indefinitely, beyond the reach of leftist civil liberties lawyers seeking to turn them back out into the world.  It's the terrorists, and the governments like Iran and North Korea that support them, that must be stopped, through full commitment to a global war on terror.

Obama: Fight Against Islamic Terrorism Not a 'Civilizational Conflict'.  President Obama believes that Republicans have mis-identified the threat posed by the religion of Islam as a violent religion.  During a conversation with the Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg, Obama explained that too many Republicans wanted him to identify the terrorist threat using the same moral clarity as Reagan did with the threat of Communism.  He asserted that Communism "wasn't a millennium-old religion that was embraced by a whole host of good, decent, hard-working people who are our allies" like the religion of Islam.

Obama: Stigmatizing Muslims 'plays into hands' of jihadists.  President Barack Obama has urged Americans not to stigmatize Muslims following this week's deadly attacks in Brussels, saying that doing so is "counterproductive" in the fight against radical Islam.  In his weekly media address, Obama said Muslim-Americans are "our most important partners in the nation's fight against those who would wage violent jihad.  "That's why we have to reject any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans, and their enormous contributions to our country and our way of life," Obama said.

State Dept.: 'This Isn't About a Religion'.  Tuesday's terrorist attack in Brussels was not about religion but a "depraved ideology," State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.  "This isn't about a religion," he said.  "This is about a warped and brutal, depraved ideology that continues to be attractive to a small number of people in the Muslim faith — radicals and extremists."  "And we don't believe that it is indicative in any way of the Muslim faith or the people who practice Islam as a religion," Kirby continued.  "But it is a group that remains deadly, remains lethal.  And we are going to remain focused on defeating them."

A terrorist attack has happened in Europe. Let the standard response begin.  This morning Islamist suicide-bombers struck one of the few European capitals they haven't previously hit in a mass-casualty terrorist attack. [...] We will shortly move to the next phase, which is to find a good news story amid the rubble.  Anything will do, but best of all is a Muslim good news story.  After Paris it was swiftly reported that one of the suicide bombers at Stade de France had been turned away by a brave Muslim security guard.  The story whizzed around the world before anyone could check whether it was true.  It wasn't.  But people needed it to be.  Not because Muslims don't do good deeds, but because in the wake of any Islamist terrorist attack people need people opposed to the bombers to be Muslim and the bombers themselves not to be Muslim.  Then the good Muslim can represent Islam while the bad Muslims can be said to have nothing to do with it.

The Media's Willful Blindness about Islam.  As the dire threat of Islamic Jihad continues to escalate on our own soil, we continue to witness mass denial within the West's leadership, media and culture about the Islamic nature of Islamic terror.  Just recently in Canada, for instance, a Muslim male, Ayanle Hassan Ali, walked into a Canadian Forces office in north Toronto and attacked several soldiers with a large knife, screaming "Allah told me to do this.  Allah told me to come here and kill people!" while he was stabbing the soldiers.  Authorities are still searching for a motive of why Ayanle Hassan Ali engaged in this attack.  Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders has made it clear, meanwhile, that the highest priority must be to avoid "Islamophobia" in reaction to Ali stabbing Canadian soldiers and screaming Allah's name while doing so.

'Religion of peace' is not a harmless platitude.  In France, Britain, Germany, America and nearly every other country in the world it remains government policy to say that any and all attacks carried out in the name of Mohammed have 'nothing to do with Islam'.  It was said by George W. Bush after 9/11, Tony Blair after 7/7 and Tony Abbott after the Sydney attack last month. [...] All these leaders are wrong.  In private, they and their senior advisers often concede that they are telling a lie.  The most sympathetic explanation is that they are telling a 'noble lie', provoked by a fear that we — the general public — are a lynch mob in waiting.  'Noble' or not, this lie is a mistake.

WH: Obama Plans to Discuss 'Religious Freedom' and His Own Faith While Visiting Md. Mosque.  "The president is certainly looking forward to his trip to the Islamic Society of Baltimore," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday [2/1/2016].  "It will be an opportunity for the president to celebrate the contributions that Muslim-Americans have made to our nation, but to also reaffirm the importance that religious freedom has to our way of life."  It also will be an opportunity for Obama "to talk about the role that faith plays even in his own life."

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The number one lie about Islam is that it is a "religion of peace."  The number two lie about Islam is that its followers have made great contributions to the United States and to the world at large, throughout history.  Well, you may recall the Muslims made a big contribution to our country on September 11, 2001.  It's because of the Muslims that airline passengers have to get the TSA treatment at the airport.  They are the reason the Department of Homeland Security exists.  They put Garland and Chattanooga and San Bernardino on the map.  Without the Muislims, we would never have heard of Nidal Hasan, Bowe Bergdahl, "honor killing", Allahu Akbar, suicide bombers, or sharia law.  Who knew there were people (outside of a mental hospital) who were willing to commit murder because they were offended by cartoons?  Yeah, they've contributed so much.  Thanks for nothing!

What Is The Deal With Obama And Islam?  There are those who claim that the president is in fact a Muslim.  Whether Obama is or not I find to be irrelevant, as he has demonstrated his preference for them at every opportunity during his interminable 7+ years in office.  Whenever he has been provided with a choice of what is best for America, or what is best for Islam, he has chosen Islam.  Americans should find that consistency daunting indeed, and it's backed up by several statements throughout his tenure, such as, "there is no future for those who slander the prophet."  The most recent example of this could be observed in a speech Obama gave at a terrorist-supporting mosque in Baltimore two weeks ago, in which he not only extolled the myriad wonders of Islam, but also warned in perilous tones of the rampant Islamophobia of which Americans are guilty.  In this remarkable delivery, he included his oft-used claims regarding one of the greatest of our Founders, Thomas Jefferson and his devotion to Islam.  These are all, of course, complete fabrications though they do seem to actually seem to exist in the alternate universe in which Obama lives.

Obama caught in massive terror lie.  For years, Democrats and the mainstream media called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush over accusations that his administration used faulty intelligence to justify the war in Iraq.  But it now appears that President Barack Obama's administration is being swept up in an intelligence scandal of a much larger scale.  An investigation has revealed that the Obama administration may have repeatedly used faulty intelligence in an effort to mislead the American public about our armed forces' progress against the Islamic State and in winning the War on Terror.  The revelation came Thursday [2/25/2016], when it was reported that personnel at U.S. Central Command have deleted countless files and emails amid continuing allegations that intelligence assessments were altered to exaggerate progress against ISIS militants, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Barack Hussein Obama: America's First Defender-In-Chief Of Islam.  Obama mouthed no fewer than 20 flagrant falsehoods during his 5,000-word speech, including:  "For more than 1,000 years, people have been drawn to Islam's message of peace.  And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam — peace."  In fact, Islam means "submission," a very different matter.  Submitting to Allah and obtaining submission from others, if necessary by force, is the great commission of Islam.  Peace, or salam, is achieved when the world submits to Allah's laws.  OBAMA:  "Islam prohibits terrorism, for the Quran says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind."  FACT:  The Quranic verse the president quotes — 5:32 — actually condones killing those who "murder" Muslims, "wage war against Allah" or spread "mischief in the land."  Mischief is defined as "treason against Allah," and the very next verse — 5:33 — calls for guilty infidels to be beheaded.  Obama glosses over all of this in his edited version.

Obama At Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Mosque: "Muslim Americans Keep Us Safe".  While Obama has been President, Muslims have murdered non-Muslims, avowedly in the cause of Islam, at Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, and San Bernardino, and attempted to do so in many, many other places.  Imagine if armed Baptists screaming "Jesus is Lord" had committed murder, and explained that they were doing so in order to advance Christianity, in four American cities, and had attempted to do so in many others.  Imagine that those killers were supporters of a global Christian movement that had repeatedly called for attacks on U.S. civilians and declared its determination to destroy the United States.  Imagine how incongruous it would be in that case for the President of the United States to visit a church and say:  "The first thing I want to say is two words that Christian Americans don't hear often enough:  Thank you."  And imagine how unlikely it would be that Barack Obama would ever have done that.

Secretary Kerry Says ISIS Members Aren't Muslims.  At a conference of coalition members tasked with fighting ISIS in Rome yesterday [2/3/2016], Secretary of State John Kerry said members of the terrorist organization are not Muslims but apostates of Islam.  "Daesh [ISIS] is in fact nothing more than a mixture of killers, of kidnappers, of criminals, of thugs, of adventurers, of smugglers and thieves," Kerry said.  "And they are also above all apostates, people who have hijacked a great religion and lie about its real meaning and lie about its purpose and deceive people in order to fight for their purposes."

Reality TV: Obama at the Mosque.  [Scroll down]  Historians can find ample evidence of the Judeo-Christian roots of America.  Several of our founders knew Hebrew and studied the Bible in Hebrew.  None of them knew Arabic or studied the Koran.  That's not a criticism of Islam, it's just a fact.  There are plenty of countries in the world in which Jews had no significant role.  That's not a criticism of Judaism, it's just a fact.  But Obama keeps talking about Muslim roots and Muslim traditions in America.  Why patronize Muslims and spread historical revisionism, unless Obama has another agenda of increasing the number of Muslims in America and the Muslim impact on our nation?

Obama's Islamophobia.  Barack Obama suffers from serious case of the real Islamophobia — fear of telling the truth about Islam.  Even though a "progressive," he says nary a word about the rampant misogyny and homophobia in Islam or about Sharia law whose medieval strictures are preferred by 51% of American Muslims.  Nor does he seem to care that so few of these same American Muslims actively oppose radical Islam.  The president prefers the Hamas-linked CAIR to courageous reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.  But that's no surprise.  For Obama, radical Islam doesn't even exist.  Instead, he claims American citizens are mistreating their Muslim brothers and sisters when anyone with a web browser can see that simply isn't true and is yet another Obama lie.

The "More Muslims, Less Homicides" Hoax.  "No, Islam Isn't Inherently Violent, And The Math Proves It," M. Steven Fish declared in the Daily BeastVox's headline writers went one better, "This study obliterates the myth that Muslims are more violent".  Salon claimed that Richard Dawkins and Bill Mater were wrong about Islam.  "Here's how data proves it".  The left is enamored with claiming that science proves something.  It rarely however bothers looking at the actual data.  That would spoil all the fun.  How did M. Steven Fish, a Berkeley political science professor, prove that Islam isn't inherently violent?  In the Washington Post's fishwrap, Fish wrote, "Predominantly, Muslim countries average 2.4 murders per annum per 100,000 people, compared to 7.5 in non-Muslim countries."  Fish concluded that, "More Muslims, less homicide."  Is this really true?  It's as true as the data that Fish uses as the basis for his alternate version of reality.  And this data claims that Sudan is much safer than Canada, that you're as safe in Iraq as in America and that Egypt is one of the safest places on earth.

ISIS's Barbarity and Leftist Feminists' Callous Heart.  ISIS's brutality knows no bounds.  Early medieval style beheadings, crucifixions, enslavement and rapes of women and young girls are ISIS's calling cards.  They have slaughtered or abducted thousands of civilians and have committed systematic genocide against Yazidis and Christians.  Yet when reports of such acts of barbarism began to emerge in 2014, the progressive left either ignored the worst demonstrations of pure evil in our time or pooh-poohed them.  For example, the far left feminist Naomi Wolf, pretending to be an objective journalist, has demanded proof of ISIS transgressions.  She questioned whether the videos of beheadings by ISIS jihadists were real.  "So much about ISIS seems hyped/spun," she said on her Facebook page in August 2014.

EU leaders insist there is 'NO LINK' between the migrant crisis and New Year sex attacks in Cologne.  There is 'no link' between the migrant crisis and the wave of sex attacks in Cologne during New Year celebrations, EU officials believe.  The European Commission wants to remove 'false associations' between the increasing number of some criminal acts and the arrival of migrants, documents show.  Internal minutes taken at a cabinet meeting on January 13 suggest officials are also growing concerned about the possibility of a public backlash in relation to the attacks.

Obama's Refugee Guest Is Safe — So They All Must Be.  As I reminded people on Monday [1/11/2016], Obama had an illegal immigrant child sitting with Michelle during last year's dog and pony show.  So this is just the guilt-trip du jour.  And this invited refugee is hardly emblematic or remotely representative of the others he wants to bring here.  The invitee is a 55 year old scientist from Syria who's been living in Detroit for the past month.  He claims "his family home was destroyed by a bomb, killing his wife, daughter and five other relatives."  Was it one he made?  Sorry — I couldn't resist.  I guess he is now all alone.  So I found it odd when the refugee scientist Refaai Hamo said, "I was thrilled when I heard that President Barack Obama is welcoming us into the United States."  Us?  Who's us?  I thought his family was killed?  The report neglected to explain this apparent disparity.  They also neglect to reveal what kind of scientist he is.  But no matter.  This guy was hand picked to be the face of the non-threatening Muslim refugee.  And because he is non-threatening — I guess we are to believe they will all be equally.

CAIR Caught In Lie About Philly Shooter's Attendance At Mosque.  The man who shot Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Harnett was not shy about why he did so, confessing immediately that he did so 'in the name of Islam'.  He also told police that he had sworn allegiance to ISIS.  According to the shooter, Edward Archer, the police enforced laws which were not in the Koran, and he was bothered by that.  Archer also appears to have worn Islamic dress while shooting Officer Hartnett.

Mass Muslim Immigration Will Bring Islam's Problems Here.  To hear the Left tell it, the debate over mass Muslim immigration — especially from conflict zones — is a simple contest between compassionate tolerance and cowardly xenophobia.  They claim their opponents are cowards because the percentage of refugees or immigrants who are terrorists is very small (your bathtub is more dangerous than a Muslim immigrant), and they're xenophobes because they have no understanding or appreciation for the blessings and benefits of diversity.  Conservatives are all fear and no heart.  According to the rules of this debate, there are but two kinds of Muslim immigrants — the tiny few terrorists and the overwhelmingly deserving, suffering majority.  Question this narrative, or call attention to the vast cultural gaps between the refugees and the Western nations they're fleeing to, and you're a racist.

The President Who Fell From Grace.  [Philadelphia's Democratic Mayor Jim] Kenney dug himself in even deeper in Obama vaporous swill, contending that the crime had nothing to do with Moslems or Islam, "In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you have seen on that screen."  Then he turned the presser over to Police Commissioner Richard Ross who directly contradicted the mayor's fantastical account:  He said the shooter confessed that he committed the act in the name of Islam and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.  At the same time the disastrous-to-Obama Kenney presser unfolded, two Iraqi-born refugees to the U.S. were arrested on terrorism charges.  We also learned that "More than 75 U.S. residents have been arrested after alleged radicalization since 2014."

'It has nothing to do with being a Muslim' and other liberal fallacies.  On Thursday night [1/7/2016], Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett was sitting in his patrol car when a man dressed in Muslim garb walked up to him and fired 13 shots through the driver's side window. [...] According to the Associated Press, Capt. James Clark, head of the homicide unit, said Archer told investigators:  "I follow Allah.  I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State and that's why I did what I did."  In addition, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross reported that the shooter told investigators he tried to kill Archer because, "police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran."  But the story does not end there.  In an example of political correctness that helps to explain the popularity of Donald Trump and the anger of the American people, the newly elected mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, said at a press conference:  "In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you've seen."

Philadelphia shooter 'does not appear' to be observant Muslim: CAIR.  The man who shot a policeman in Philadelphia and claimed to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants does not appear to be a mosque-going Muslim, a senior official at the largest U.S. Muslim advocacy group said.  "At this hour, it does not appear that he was an observant or mosque-going Muslim" in the local community, said Jacob Bender, executive director of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney declares the sky is green.  Okay, not quite.  But Philadelphia's new mayor, Jim Kenney, might as well have told yesterday's press conference on yesterday's attempted assassination of Officer Jesse Hartnett that the sky is green when he claimed that Islam had nothing to do with the assassination attempt.  Americans believe that politicians often lie, but it is very rare for one to blatantly lie following presentation of the truth by a senior law enforcement official, only to be followed by yet another law enforcement official who reiterates the truth that contradicts the politician's lie. [...] Mayor Kenney is reported to be a Catholic, so how he has the theological authority to make such a statement is unclear.

Myth of the 'Moderate Muslim'.  When it comes to the global scourge of orthodox Islam, the Western world, which Islamists expressly seek to "destroy from within," is an upside-down realm wherein objective facts, logic and reason must yield to multiculturalist make-believe, "progressive" propaganda and political correctness run amok.  Faithful Muslims want to kill you, and faithless progressives seem all too happy to help them along.  Look at the ongoing Muslim invasion of Europe.  This progressive paradise, a burgeoning multicultural dystopia, is beginning to look an awful lot like hell on earth.  Fact:  Islam is about control.  The word itself means "submission."  It is a socio-political pseudo-religion based upon the incoherent scribblings of one man — the "prophet" Muhammad, a warring tyrant who, as even the Quran concedes, was a murderous misogynist and pedophile.

Assassin's Screed.  When president Obama compared ISIS to the Crusaders he got the analogy wrong.  First, their goals were different.  "I don't think the president knows very much about the crusades," Thomas Madden, a historian at the University of St. Louis, told ABC News.  Madden said "the initial goal of the Crusades was to give back lands to Christians that had been conquered, due to Muslim conquests."  Secondly, the characters don't match up.  Today's core conflict is not between two rival civilizations, but about which militant branch gets to rule the world.

Democrats Don't Know ISIS.  Without offering any evidence, the president tells audiences that "Guantanamo has been an enormous recruitment tool for organizations like ISIL."  He argues that GITMO "is part of how they rationalize and justify their demented, sick perpetration of violence on innocent people."  In reality the prison in Guantanamo Bay is not even a catalyst to the growth of the Islamic State.  And until there are credible reports of jihadists, mid-attack, shouting "This is for Gitmo!" and "Release KSM!" rather than "This is for Syria!" and "Allahu Akbar," no thinking person will believe otherwise.  Contrary to the president's thinking, terrorists released from GITMO have demonstrated a very high recidivism rate, even graduates of the much-exaggerated Saudi terrorist detox program.  And since so many of the terrorists released from GITMO have joined ISIS, their return to battle is a far more potent recruitment tool than the camp's mere existence.  After the president frees captured and confessed terrorists from the military prison, many go on to become recruiters for the global jihad.

'Allahu Akbar': It Means Almost Everything — Except What The Establishment Media Says.  Media outlets routinely mangle the true meaning of "Allahu akbar," the ubiquitous battle cry of Islamic jihadists as they commit mass murder.  The war-cry is mistranslated in the Western media as "God is great."  But the actual meaning is "Allah is greater," meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government.  It is the aggressive declaration that Allah and Islam are dominant over every other form of government, religion, law or ethic, which is why Islamic jihadists in the midst of killing infidels so often shout it.  One primary purpose of shouting is to "strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah."

No, Mr. President, the Islamic State is not media hype.  "If you've been watching television for the last month, all you have been seeing, all you have been hearing about is these guys with masks or black flags who are potentially coming to get you," he told NPR. [...] Sadly, the president demonstrated with his comments that he remains hopelessly out of touch.  He is not giving up on his longstanding policy of projecting groundless optimism.  Either he is deliberately failing to level with the country about how bad the situation is or he believes his own propaganda, which is at least as bad.

ISIS, ISIL and Daesh: The Administration's Words Matter.  Last week President Obama addressed the nation in a rare Oval Office speech.  The intent was to assuage concerns that the government isn't doing enough to protect us from radicalized jihadists, like the couple in San Bernardino last week.  But the speech may have raised more questions and apprehensions than provided answers or assurances.  And perhaps the largest is in the language used to describe the threat.  The speech made reference to ISIL sixteen times.  This is itself significant.  ISIL is one of the retired acronyms the organization that prefers to be referred to as the Islamic State has used. [...] The President's insistence on using ISIL could well betray his perpetual downplaying of the influence, scope, motives, and successes of the terrorist group.  After the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the military vacuum in the country began to be filled by ISIS forces in Northern Iraq.  The President called them "jayvee" terrorists at the time they initially encroached into Iraq.  And even while repeatedly saying they were "contained," they have expanded to include 20% of the 169,234 square mile country.

Witness the Tolerance of Islam.  I am reminded of the idiotic remark said by president Obama in Egypt while on his infamous "Apology Tour" of 2009.  Actually, he said a lot of stupid things like, "The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars."  Well, he's half right, but it certainly isn't the "coexistence and cooperation" part.  But what should have garnered the biggest laugh was this:  "I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United Statesand Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.  Instead, they overlap, and share common principles — principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings."  When you're done choking on the words, go back and reread the last sentence.  After everything we've discovered and witnessed about Islam over the past several years, to say that statement was and is a load of crap is an understatement.  "Justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings?"  Really?  Muslims, at least in the Middle East, are the most intolerant humans on the planet, especially to those of other religions.

Obama's contempt for national security concerns.  The president often seems to inhabit a parallel political universe — one in which his foreign policy is a great success, bad actors are all on the wrong side of history, Israel is the fly in the ointment, and he's ending wars.  Naturally in such circumstances, he believes that "saturation of news about the horrible attack" in Paris is responsible for the public's concern about terrorism. [...] It's remarkable really.  We had a massive terror attack in Paris, another in San Bernardino, Calif., and yet the problem is the media covering the story.  No wonder he sees no real need to change our approach to fighting the Islamic State.

Hillary Clinton caught in another video lie.  [Scroll down]  The solution from the politician in the signature pantsuit?  "Mrs Clinton said that Americans need to work more closely with the Muslim community in their country because 'they will be our early warning signal' against possible terrorist attacks." (DailyMail)  There was no warning signal from the Muslim community for the massacre in San Bernardino, nor will there be for the next terrorist attack wherever it strikes.  "Working closely with the Muslim community"?  No[t] only is Obama working so closely with the Muslim community that some suspect he's one of them, he's installed their members in prominent portfolios in his administration.

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As far as I am aware, there has never been an early warning from "the Muslim community" about an impending Islamic terrorist attack.  They rely on the element of surprise, and apparently the only people with advance knowledge of an attack are the principal actors and a few of their supervisors.  Mrs. Clinton wants us to work (more closely) with the Muslims.  Exactly the opposite is true.  Americans should work against the spread of Islam at every opportunity.

Obama Promises Not To Defeat ISIS Before Leaving Office.  President Obama's interview with NPR grabbed a lot of attention because of his comments about Donald Trump.  But his statements about ISIS were also noteworthy. [...] On the attack in San Bernardino, Obama said, "It's something that we've known could happen for quite some time and ... something that we've got some incredibly effective intelligence folks working on every single day."  Really?  Incredibly effective?  Every single day?  So how did they miss the terrorist couple under their noses?  Obama also claimed that the public's anxiety about future terrorist attacks on U.S. soil is the media's fault, because "the media is pursuing ratings" by exaggerating the risk.

Obama: It's the media's fault that people are worried about ISIS, you know.  When asked by NPR why (a) people have less confidence in his ability to keep the nation safe and (b) are more worried about ISIS in particular than ever, the rational response would be to point to the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.  Instead, as CNN reports, Obama answers (a) by claiming that the White House has not done enough ... in bragging about what they have done.  On (b), Obama lays much of the blame on the media for seeking ratings.

Our Greatest Threat: Carbon Dioxide Or... Something Else?  ISIS, contrary to the president's assertion, is not "contained," and is spreading throughout the Middle East, leaving a wake of beheadings, mass executions, and destruction.  Terrorists sympathetic to jihad are striking globally, including 130 innocent victims slain in Paris two weeks ago, and now striking on our own soil in San Bernardino this week.  Yet the president and his administration continue to appear impotent not only addressing the threats, but even acknowledging them for what they are.

Obama overstates extent of Homeland Security's social media screening.  President Obama said Friday that screening of social media is already part of Homeland Security's screening process when deciding to issue visas — but his own top immigration officials told Congress earlier this week that's not really true.  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is running a pilot program and only "thousands" of applicants have had their social media presence scrutinized as part of their applications for immigration benefits, but it's a very small fraction of the millions of visas and other immigration applications the government approves each year.

Lying About Gitmo.  Let's begin with the conclusion: Barack Obama is releasing dangerous terrorists against the recommendations of military and intelligence professionals, he's doing so at a time when the threat level from radical Islamists is elevated, and he is lying about it.  He is lying about how many jihadists he has released and lying about their backgrounds, all part of his effort to empty the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.  We write this knowing the accusation is a strong one and that the word lying will offend the sensibilities of the establishment media.  There is an unwritten rule that requires euphemizing lies with gentler descriptions, especially when talking about the president of the United States.  There is a veritable thesaurus of verbal politeness one can deploy: [...] Not this time.  The president is lying.

Obama: There Is No "Credible" Threat of Terrorist Attack in U.S..  U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday [12/17/2015] said that "at this moment" there is no "credible" or "specific" threat of a terrorist attack in this country, but he emphasized that he understands the unease among the public, especially after the San Bernardino, California, massacre.  Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Virginia, to receive an update on the efforts under way to prevent attacks and protect national security, as millions of Americans are getting ready to travel around the country during the Christmas holidays.

Obama Releases Dangerous Jihadists — Then Misleads the Country About It.  President Barack Obama says his administration will continue releasing terrorists from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so long as those released are less dangerous than the jihadists currently fighting against the U.S. and its interests.  The bizarre argument comes in a new interview with Olivier Knox of Yahoo! News and is one of several comments in their discussion that reinforces the president's stubborn nonchalance on issues related to jihad.  Obama also shrugs off concerns about recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees, suggesting that only a "handful" of former detainees have returned to the fight and claiming that only "low-level" terrorists have been released from the detention facility.  Both claims are demonstrably false.

Congressman: 'Our Largest Domestic Threat Comes From Racial Supremacist Groups.  Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.), one of two Muslims in Congress, says he's more concerned about white supremacists than Muslim terrorists.  "I just saw a report where the white supremacist group Stormfront — this has been a call to action, the rhetoric that we're seeing.  It concerns me.  "I think that most of our largest domestic threat comes from racial supremacist groups.  I've worked in counterterrorism; I know this to be a fact," Carson told ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos.

Playing into the hands of ISIS?  "Playing into the hands of ISIS" is the new Beltway mantra.  The finger-shaking by the administration and its supporters warns Americans not to give in to their supposedly natural biases against Muslims.  Never mind that FBI statistics show that Jews in this country are the objects of hate crimes at nearly four times the rate of Muslims.  It is mysteriously never reported who are the main perpetrators of hate crimes against Jews.  In any case, when the administration alleges Islamophobia, it assumes that if it did not, ISIS might announce to Muslims worldwide, "We told you so," to confirm its suspicions of American prejudices toward Islam.

White House insists Americans [are] safer under Obama.  White House spokesman Josh Earnest insisted Friday [12/11/2015] that the government is doing a better job now protecting Americans than when President Obama took office in 2009, even though a new poll says people's trust in the government to keep them safe is at a new low.  Earnest was responding to questions about a Thursday Gallup poll that said only 55 percent of those asked were confident that the government is protecting them.  That poll came out after a terrorist attack in California that left 14 dead, and heightened fears that more attacks could be coming on U.S. soil.

In an increasingly dangerous world, Obama has checked out as commander in chief.  [O]n several recent big issues, President Obama has not taken the challenging, but necessary step up to the plate to demonstrate why America needs to lead in the world.  His actions instead seem to suggest that we can lead from behind, which goes against everything that our country has stood for in the past.  The best example of this is President Obama's utter failure to address the danger that ISIS presents to the United States.  Their sickening attacks in Paris are still fresh in our mind, but it is important to note that just hours before the terrorists attacked the city, President Obama said that ISIS was "contained" and "on the run."  Following the attacks, instead of stepping forward and adopting an aggressive strategy to take the fight to ISIS, the president deferred and continued to give off the impression that our current strategy to combat radical Islamic terrorism is working.  His response showed that he is either delusional to the real threat ISIS presents our nation or he is simply incapable of providing authentic leadership for the sake of the country and the globe.

Same terror tune from John Kerry, Barack Obama.  So which is it?  Is ISIS on the ropes, on the way out, or are they a threat across the world — so dangerous that only a few hours after Obama and John Kerry pooh-poohed the threat, the State Department issued a "Worldwide Travel Alert?"

WH Spokesman: To Say That ISIL Is 'Leading a War Against the West on Behalf of Islam' Is a 'Fantasy'.  President Obama's spokesman says it's unfair to compare President Obama's attitude toward the enemy with that of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who held office when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  "[T]o make comparisons like that only serves to inflate ISIL and to buy into their fantasy that somehow they're leading a war against the West on behalf of Islam.  They're not.  That's a fantasy," Earnest said on Monday [12/7/2015].

Syrian refugees: In desperation, Obama offers statistics and lies.  To counter demands by Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates that President Obama drop his plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, the Obama administration issued statistics and other information to the press this week to reassure the American people that ISIS cannot use this route to infiltrate the U.S. because these refugees will be carefully screened.  Just under 2,200 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the U.S. since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011.  Most were admitted over the last year.  The Obama administration told reporters this week that roughly half of all Syrian refugees admitted to date have been children.  It claims around 25% are adults over 60 and only 2% have been single males of "combat age."  Not surprisingly, the mainstream media published these statistics without questioning them.

5 Awkward Questions About Islam Politicians Don't Want You to Ask and Dare Not Answer.  Against a background of terror attacks committed by Muslims on every continent, Western governments and their propaganda merchants in the mainstream media continue to repeat the mantra that Islam is actually a religion of peace.  They insist that jihadists who commit violence in the name of Islam are distorting the faith and are not true Muslims.  It's a narrative most people in the West are desperate to believe mainly because they're terminally welded to the ideology of Multiculturalism and its doctrine of equality.  They also know that if they ever dare to question the narrative, they will be smeared as hate-filled, Islamophobic racists.

President Obama Speech On Current Terror Threats — National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC).  The full speech (both video and transcript) by President Obama yesterday at the National Counter Terrorism Center, McLean Virginia.  Presented below for two reasons.  [#1] To share the substantive information provided by the President of our United States.  [#2] Because, in my humble opinion, having spent considerable time following nuance and inter-governmental messaging, this speech — and included insurances — as outlined within the President's delivery, are 180° divergent from the FBI federal complaint released yesterday [12/17/2015] in the San Bernardino terrorist investigation.  [Video clip]

9 Facts About Islam The Media Doesn't Want You To Know.  The way in which Trump made his proposal, a press release no one saw coming late on a Monday afternoon, was a tactical move — one designed to keep his enemies off guard and sputtering.  Whether it is Jeb Bush or Wolf Blitzer or Hillary Clinton or Joe Scarborough or the White House, they look dazed, confused, and weak.  Best of all, they are exposing themselves by retreating into their dangerous, politically correct talking points — talking points that lie about the true threat of Islamic extremism.  Here's the thing, though:  The American people know these are lies.  They have seen Paris and San Bernardino and Fort Hood and Boston and Chattanooga and on and on and on and on.  They have access to a New Media that tells the truth about Islam.  Even if they don't have all the facts, their instincts tell them something is horribly, terribly wrong when Obama and his DC Media allies paint Islam with Happy Talk.

Another Obama Flub: Terrorists Acted Alone.  On Sunday, Obama told the public that the Muslim terrorist couple who shot 35 people in a government office Dec. 2 were not "part of a broader conspiracy here at home."  That, like previous statements, is proving premature, if not bogus.  We've since learned Syed Farook's mother is under FBI investigation for possible complicity in the attack, which killed 14.  Rafia Farook, 62, was living in the terrorists' Redlands, Calif., home, where Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik made pipe bombs and accumulated a massive cache of ammunition totaling more than 7,000 rounds.  A UPS driver said that he dropped off more than a dozen packages a day at the address in the week leading up to the attack.

Calling Out Islam Terrorism Truthers.  Each and every act of Muslim terrorism is followed by a wave of denial.  The politicians who have done the most to cause the latest disaster are the eagerest to blame it on something, anything else.  The San Bernardino Muslim massacre was blamed on postpartum depression at CNN.  Bill Nye blamed the latest Paris attacks on Global Warming.  According to Hillary Clinton, Benghazi was a movie review with artillery.  Islamic terrorism was blamed by the State Department on a lack of jobs, but Syed Farook had a good government job and his wife was the daughter of a wealthy family.  After rummaging through their big brass chest of excuses, Obama and his media allies have settled on gun control as their latest weapon of mass distraction.

New English Quran Praised by CNN Says Book Often Means Opposite of What It Says.  CNN hopes that the new Study Quran, a book of English translations and commentaries on the Quran, will help "curb extremism."  Is the book a genuine attempt to counter the jihadists' interpretation of Islam?  Or is it a cynical exercise designed to deceive Western non-Muslims, keeping them ignorant and complacent about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat?  Unfortunately but predictably, it's much more the latter than the former.

Hillary Clinton says she won't use the phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism' because 'it doesn't do justice to the vast number of peaceful Muslims'.  Hillary Clinton explained why she refuses to use the phrase 'radical Islamic terrorism', saying that it is unfair to moderate Muslims and acts as a recruiting tool for ISIS.  Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on This Week, the Democratic presidential frontrunner added that the term 'sounds like we are declaring war against a religion', instead of militants.  Clinton has been lambasted by Republican presidential hopefuls for refusing to use the term, alongside President Obama, who argue there is no hope in winning the fight against ISIS without properly identifying the enemy.

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If you listen to the talking points on the political left, the Muslims certainly have a number of "recruiting tools" at their disposal:  Every criticism of Islam, the operation of Guantanamo Bay, the publishing of cartoons, etc.  Is there any evidence that any of these alleged "recruiting tools" have ever been used to actually recruit anyone into radical Islamism?

Obama: Muslim Americans Are Sporting Heroes — Are They?  U.S. President Barack Obama tonight  addressed  lectured the American people about the San Bernardino attack, gun control, Islamic State (or rather 'ISIL' — still better than Daesh) and Muslim Americans.  After talking about his plus ça change strategy to tackling the Islamic State, he began telling Americans what they "should not do".  Because everyone loves that estranged father who comes back into your life just in time to tell you how to behave.

Homeland Security Secretary: If You Don't Know Muslims Want Peace, You Don't Know Islam.  In a Monday [12/7/2015] visit to a Northern Virginia mosque, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared "anyone who does not understand" that Muslims want peace "does not understand Islam."  Johnson dropped in on at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, Va., the day after President Obama said Americans have a responsibility to respect their Muslim neighbors.  Johnson said the "new phase" of the terror war — with "terrorist-directed and terrorist-inspired attacks" — requires "a whole new approach to counterterrorism and homeland security," including Muslim outreach as he's done over the past couple of years.

What will it take for Obama to admit this is Islamic terrorism?  America is at war and the Commander in Chief isn't even trying to lead from behind anymore.  He's gone AWOL at the worst possible time.  His consistent failure to acknowledge the roots of Islam in the jihadist death cult always was peculiar.  He insisted that the religion not be defined by those who hijacked it, but with the barbarism of Islamic State and the growing number of lethal attacks, his intransigence is downright weird.  What's the harm of admitting a truth the whole world sees?  Obama's attempts to obscure the connection to Islam in Wednesday's massacre is leaving a leadership vacuum and fanning America's fears.

They Think You're Stupid.  When President Obama and his White House deny that the San Bernardino massacre was an act of terror — literally one hour before his own FBI declares it so — am I supposed to believe that Barack H. Obama, super-genius, is really that dumb?  When Hillary Clinton says, just days after ISIS's Paris massacre, Muslims have no connection whatsoever to terrorism, am I supposed to believe that?  And when, amid the violence, the nation's top law-enforcement officer says her "greatest fear" is the "incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" — as opposed to, you know, actual violence — must I believe that whopper, too?  From ISIS is "contained" to "Obamacare is working," liberal politicians are telling us things we know are just plain wrong.  Do they really want us to think they're this intellectually challenged?

White House: 'We're Not at War with Islam'.  At the White House, Press Secretary Josh Earnest praised moderate Muslims around the world, telling Americans that the United States is not at war with Islam.  "The president has been disturbed by a lot of the political rhetoric that we've seen," Earnest said, although he added that Obama was confident that the majority of Americans would not target Muslims as a result of acts of terror.  Earnest made his remarks after he was questioned by White House reporters asking why the president refused to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism."

On ISIS, Barack Obama is Baghdad Bob.  "ISIS is contained" is the new "American tanks are not in Baghdad" of 2015.  In the throes of a tight re-election campaign in October of 2012, President Barack Obama declared that al Qaeda was "on the run."  In one sense, he was right:  al Qaeda was running into the arms of ISIS, which was running wild in the Middle East.  But his intended implication — that his policies had routed the terrorists, rendered them incapable of hurting Americans, and as a result made America safer from the threat of terrorist attack — was demonstrably false.

Reality versus Obama's climate of fear.  When President Obama blames climate change for stoking terrorism, he's trying to play us all for saps.  He's doing what Hollywood exploitation movies have done since the 1920s — latching on to a widespread fear, mixing in lurid content and hoping to turn it to his profit.  Quick and dirty movie-making was low and clever.  But Obama's exploitation is only disreputable, not smart.  It makes him an even more distant and discredited leader, hopelessly out of touch with the legitimate fears of the public whose mind he wants to change.

Historians question new claim Lady Liberty muse was Muslim.  Those wagging their fingers at critics of President Obama's plan to bring thousands of Middle East refugees to the America have an irresistible new talking point:  Lady Liberty was Muslim. [...] As lyrical as the claim about the inspiration behind Lady Liberty may be for some, it is historically dubious, according to experts.  The torch and tablet-bearing statue has always been believed to represent the Roman goddess Libertas, welcoming immigrants to American shores.  Although Daly and others claim that Bartholdi's mental model for the design was the same Egyptian peasant that served as his muse for a proposed Suez Canal lighthouse, two experts have their doubts.

Another Jihad Attack, Another Cover-Up.  The San Bernardino jihad massacre is the latest jihad atrocity, but it's just like the last one, and just like the next one:  it has played out in exactly the same way that the last jihad atrocity did, and in just the same way that the next one will play out as well. [...] Surely by now mainstream media reporters don't even need to roll out of bed to file their stories.  How much legwork does it take to write, "Syed Farook and Tashfeen Melik murdered 14 people at a Christmas party in San Bernardino; yes, Farook was a devout Muslim, but authorities are searching for a motive; moderate Muslims condemned the attack and said they feared anti-Muslim backlash"?  Change the names and date, change the number of victims and the place, and they've filed that story dozens of times.

CAIR Director on CNN: U.S. 'Partly Responsible' For Islamic Terrorism.  The L.A. Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush said on CNN's New Day Friday that the United States was partly responsible for terrorism carried out by Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS.  Ayloush made the comments live in San Bernardino, California, the site of a recent shooting attack that left fourteen people dead.  Authorities now believe one of the shooters declared their allegiance to ISIS during the attack.  "Let's not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism," he said.

Top military officer contradicts Obama, says ISIS not 'contained'.  America's top-ranking military officer found himself at odds Tuesday with the nation's commander-in-chief over his claim that the Islamic State was "contained" — an assertion President Obama had made before the Paris terror attacks.  Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a dim assessment when asked during a House Armed Services Committee hearing whether that's the case.  "We have not contained ISIL currently," Dunford told Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va.

No, America Doesn't Have a Christian Terrorism Problem.  The pro-life movement consists of millions of Americans who fiercely oppose abortion through peaceful speech and protest, and a tiny, evil minority of those who resort to violence.  Though the abortion debate is a matter of life and death for hundreds of thousands of innocent children a year, since 9/11 exactly one abortion provider has been murdered, and two clinics have been bombed.  That's hardly a crime wave, and it's hardly grounds for liberal commentators such as Patheos's Dan Arel to declare "Christian terrorism is a bigger threat to U.S. freedom than Islamic terrorism."

Coming to a City Near You: Islamic Terrorism.  I often hear arguments in support of bringing in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees with no mention of the words "terrorist," "Muslim," "Islam," "jihad," or "Paris" by the proponent.  It is a bizarre notion that one can dishonestly make the humanitarian case for helping Syrians forced from their homes during a civil war while ignoring the security risks for the potential host nation.  Accompanying this debate is always the disgraceful accusation that those who raise national security concerns are actually aiding and abetting the terrorists in their recruitment of future jihadists.  Those of us who question the PC/Obama meme are used to being called Islamophobes.  But now we are labeled inciters.

'Fear itself': A tale of two speeches.  You can count on two things happening whenever America faces danger.  First, Republicans will demand action to keep the republic and its citizens safe, and second, Democrats will accuse the Republicans of fear-mongering.  In the current political climate, that fight has taken place over the issue of Syrian refugees, and the Obama administration's plan to resettle thousands of the mostly Muslim refugees in America.  ISIS has promised to infiltrate the refugees with terrorists, leading Republican governors to declare their unwillingness to allow the refugee program in their states.  In response, the mantra heard round the land the past two weeks by Democratic talking heads is "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."  Well, not so quick.

With Americans shaken by terrorism, Obama defaults to snide lecturing.  [Scroll down]  Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic?  And don't you dare say it's because Islamofascists just killed 130 innocents enjoying life in Paris last week!  And don't you dare say it is because Islamofascists flew airliners packed with innocents into the Pentagon and twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001!  First of all, it is just a coincidence that all these terrorists were Muslim and openly seeking to advance their twisted religious views on all the world.  And, anyway, 9/11 is ancient history now.  The threat has been "contained."  No, these attackers are all just angry about being left out of prosperity and have such a hard time finding girlfriends.  Nothing to do with religion.

Does anyone believe anything Barack H. Obama says — especially when the topic is Islamic terrorism?
President Obama: No Credible Reports of a 'Plot on the Homeland'.  President Obama tried to reassure nervous Americans on Wednesday [11/25/2015] that the nation's security services were ready for anything terrorists might throw at them.  Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving, Obama said law enforcement officials have received no credible reports of "a plot on the homeland" like the horrific Nov. 13 massacre in Paris.

Terrorists as 'tourists'.  President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States.  Speaking to reporters last week during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to "tourists," saying they are no bigger a threat than people who come to sightsee and visit attractions.  Seriously?

Clueless Hillary: 'Muslims Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Terrorism'.  Hillary Clinton is the latest suspender of disbelief regarding radical Islam's long-running and deep-rooted role in terrorism.  Just days after eight Muslims belonging to the Islamic State massacred 130 Parisians while praising Allah, the Democratic front-runner schooled the Council on Foreign Relations on the non-Muslim threat.  "Let's be clear," Clinton lectured.  "Muslims have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism."  If by "nothing," she means everything, she is correct.

How Obama cooks the terrorism numbers.  Barack Obama has given an eloquent testimony to a Christian faith, but his sympathies are always with Islam.  He insisted from Asia that "99.9 percent of Muslims worldwide reject terrorism," and that's good news, if true.  But it clearly is not.

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Wait a minute.  When has Barack H. Obama ever "given an eloquent testimony to a Christian faith," or for that matter, an eloquent testimony about anything that he didn't read from a teleprompter?

Liberal Media Claims Lady Liberty Is a Muslim.  Obama often blathers delusionally about the supposed contribution of Islam to American culture, raving at one point that Muslims built "the very fabric of our nation."  His friends at the Washington Post have finally uncovered what they are passing off as evidence to back him up: [...]

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Good News — Progressives Once More Assure Us Islam is our Friend.  Oh, what a marvelous world of possibility and freedom has opened up for me since I first heard those marvelous words of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week.  Words that shot through the terror and death that clouded the streets of Paris with their wonderful existential alchemy.  Whereas it felt like there was no place to hide, the blizzard of fear in my mind was no more.  I was handed pure wisdom and truth.  I was handed a gift of magic like some kind of fortune cookie for the soul.  And it read:  "Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam."

Two bombs a day, doesn't keep ISIS away.  ISIS is on a roll, courtesy of Barack Obama and his entourage of fools and lackeys, what our French allies would call, Les Incompetents.  The ISIS thug state that President Obama referred to as "contained" last week is everything but that.  In fact, ISIS is surging, not sinking.  The White House is unfazed by anything.  They respond to questions and attacks with platitudes about comprehensive strategies, multiple lines of effort, cutting off finances and an airtight coalition.  One, there is no strategy; two, there is no effort; three, ISIS has more money than ever and four, the so-called coalition is anything but that.

The Week in Nothing to do with Islam.  The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, was a little behind the curve when she reacted to the bloodbath in Paris by insisting that "the attacks have nothing to do with Islam".  This is the old spin that, although some terrorists might claim to be Muslim, there's nothing inherently Muslim about their terrorism. [...] Secretary Kerry doesn't care what you name it as long as you don't name it "Islam".  Because the not-naming of Islam is more important than the actual naming of whatever it is.

Sherrod Brown: 'Generally white males' to blame for terrorist attacks in U.S..  Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Thursday [11/19/2015] that "generally white males" are to blame for terrorist attacks committed in the U.S. since 9/11.  The Ohio Democrat called mass shootings in movie theaters and schools "terrorist attacks" that are committed by "different kinds of terrorists."

Why Does the Left Continue to Insist that Islamic Terrorism Has Nothing to Do with Islam?  Remember how so many liberals loved — loved — Obama's sophomoric and insidious tirade about not getting on our "high horses" about ISIS's atrocities in the here and now because medieval Christians did bad things a thousand years ago?  They never seem to think that argument through.  Leaving out the ass-aching stupidity of the comparison, it actually concedes the very point Obama never wants to concede.  By laying the barbaric sins of Christians a thousand years ago at the feet of Christians today, he implicitly tags Muslims with the barbarism committed in their name today.

Syrian refugees: In desperation, Obama offers statistics and lies.  The Obama administration told reporters this week that roughly half of all Syrian refugees admitted to date have been children.  It claims around 25% are adults over 60 and only 2% have been single males of "combat age."  Not surprisingly, the mainstream media published these statistics without questioning them. [...] So where did the statistics come from?  A U.S. government report?  Congressional testimony?  No, these numbers were given to the press in a private briefing by three unnamed senior officials.  This means there's no way to check the accuracy of this data or to hold these officials accountable for their claims.

Hillary insists' Muslims ... have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism'.  An acid-tongued Hillary Clinton ripped into conservatives on Thursday [11/19/2015] for what she said was an 'obsession in some quarters' with the notion that the global spread of terrorism is a byproduct of the Muslim faith, denying that the two are connected in any way.  'Islam itself is not our adversary,' the former secretary of state said during a campaign speech outlining her foreign policy objectives.  'Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.'

Idiot Hillary: 'Muslims Have NOTHING To Do WHATSOEVER With Terrorism'.  Hillary's logic is so far off from reality that everything she says, especially in this video, is literally painful to listen to.  She is one of two things:  an ignorant loon, or a wicked witch.  There is no other option.  If you don't know what I mean now, you certainly will after you watch this video!

Obama owes Christians an apology, says pastor.  Bruce Engelman of Triumph Baptist Church in Fort Worth says Obama has continued to put down Christians.  "He did it at the National Prayer Breakfast the day after a Jordanian pilot was burned alive in a cage.  He lectured us about the Crusades," Engelman recalls.  Engelman says Christians should be tired of the president lecturing people of faith as if his view is always right and the American public wrong.

Obama Still Convinced of His ISIS Strategy: Events?  What Events?  The day before the Paris attack, Obama insisted that Islamic State was "contained."  He may have meant, as he now claims, that he was merely talking about its territorial holdings in Iraq and Syria (leaving out its gains in Libya, Afghanistan, the Sinai, and its successful terror attacks elsewhere).  But when people hear that a threat has been contained, they can be forgiven for thinking that rules out mass killings in Paris.

UK Home Secretary: Paris Attacks 'Have Nothing To Do With Islam'.  The Home Secretary Theresa May has said the attacks in Paris, "have nothing to do with Islam".  She said Islam was peaceful, whilst explaining that "appropriate security measures" will need to be taken at the England France football match tomorrow [11/17/2015].

Stop Lying, Progressives, and Call It What It Is: Islamic Terrorism.  The classification of the recent knife attack on several students at the University of California at Merced by 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad is in danger of falling through the cracks of political correctness. [...] A subsequent search of Mohammad's property uncovered a folded copy of the ISIS flag, a handwritten manifesto with detailed instructions to behead students and multiple reminders to "praise Allah."  This horrendous act was then glorified on a Twitter posting from an account associated with ISIS stating "May Allah accept him."  Is there any question as to how this incident should be classified?  Apparently in the minds of some there is.  At a press briefing, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said "there is nothing to indicate this was anything other than a teenage boy who got upset with a few fellow classmates."

Obama says GOP playing into hands of Islamic State with anti-refugee 'hysteria'.  President Obama intensified his criticism Wednesday [11/18/2015] of Republicans for trying to block Syrian refugees from emigrating to the U.S., saying the GOP is giving in to "hysteria."  "We are not well served when, in response ot a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic," Mr. Obama said at a summit in Manila, the Phillipines.  "We don't make good decisions if its based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks."

Obama: GOP refugee opponents 'scared of widows and orphans'.  President Obama is lashing out at Republican politicians who oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S., accusing them of being "scared of widows and orphans."  Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning [11/18/2015] in the Philippines, Obama scoffed at attempts to block refugees following the Paris terror attacks as "political posturing" that "needs to stop."

Obama: Muslim Refugee Restrictions 'Offensive and Contrary to American Values'.  President Obama lashed out at those demanding religious restrictions on refugee admission, calling such suggestions or legislative efforts "offensive and contrary to American values."  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is drafting a bill to block the admission of Syrian Muslim refugees.  Cruz told CNN that Syrian Muslims "should be resettled in the Middle East, in majority Muslim countries."  "We are not well-served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic.  We don't make good decisions if it's based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks," Obama said this morning at a press conference with Philippines President Benigno Aquino.

People Who Say Climate Change Is Worse Than Terrorism Are Dangerous Liars.  [T]here is absolutely no credible evidence to suggest that climate change is responsible for the Syrian refugee crisis, let alone for ISIS terrorism.  In fact there is absolute no credible evidence that "climate change" — in the "man-made global warming" sense — has caused major harm to anyone, anywhere in the world, ever.  There is however no shortage of credible, verifiable evidence to show that terrorism is causing major harm to lots of people all the time.  Not the as-yet-nameless "children of the future" forever being invoked by climate alarmists.  But actual living, breathing people with names and families and jobs and dreams.

Islamic State 'not contained' as Paris attacks show.  Even as Islamic State terrorists carrying Syrian and Egyptian passports were moving into position last Friday morning to launch the most terrifying attack on Paris since World War II, President Obama went before the cameras on ABC's "Good Morning America" to assure George Stephanopoulos and his audience that we've "contained" ISIS.  He dismissed ISIS, another name for the Islamic State group, as he has in the past as something we shouldn't be overly concerned about.  "From the start," he assured those watching, "our goal has been to contain them, and we have contained them."

Obama Lackey Ben Rhodes Spreads Lies About Vetting Syrian Refugees on Sunday News Talk Shows.  In the wake of Friday's horrific terror attacks in Paris, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was dispatched to the Sunday morning [11/15/2015] talk shows to spin his boss' claim the previous day that the ISIS threat had been "contained."  But he was also asked about the ability of the Obama administration to properly vet a wave of 10,000 Syrian refugees announced in September in light of reports that one or more of the Paris terrorists had entered and transited the EU as a Syrian refugee.  And yet Rhodes' response that measures to properly vet the Syrian refugees are in place flatly contradicts the recent sworn congressional testimony of FBI officials.

Obama: ISIS Is Not Getting 'Stronger,' We Have 'Contained' Them.  I have a well-known reputation for telling it like it is and here's the truth of the matter; if you do believe Islam is a religion of peace or that ISIS has been contained, then YOU are a fool.  If you believe ANYTHING that Obama says; you are a fool.  If you believe Obama has what's good for America on his mind and first in his thoughts; you are a fool.  If you believe that the American military will be given free rein to go after ISIS, al-Qaeda or any other Muslim terrorist group; you are a fool.  If you believe Obama doesn't support ISIS, and quite likely, supports them in some covert manner; you are a fool.  If you don't believe that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, in his heart and in his mind; you are a fool.

The Crisis Is Islam.  Even as the terrorist attacks in Paris were happening, a predictable debate broke out over the millions of Islamic refugees now pouring into the West from the Arab world.  We were once again asked to pretend that Islamic terrorism materializes in a vacuum that has absolutely nothing to do with theological beliefs of the majority of people in the Middle East and thus nothing to do with brutality and oppression that prevail in the region. [...] This kind of emotional appeal avoids some very inconvenient facts.  For starters, it looks like at least one of the attackers was a refugee from Syria.  Put another way:  he was a terrorist posing as a refugee — one of the most potent arguments refugee opponents offered.

Palestinian Authority Official Newspaper Blames Israel for Attacks in Paris.  An opinion piece from Sunday's [11/15/2015] edition of al-Hayat al-Jadida, the Palestinian Authority's official daily newspaper, argued that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was responsible for the terror attacks that occurred in Paris on Friday night, which killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more, according to an article in the Times of Israel.

Islam, Christianity Are Fundamentally the Same, Prof Writes.  Yale theology professor Miroslav Volf argues that all religions are basically the same — equally prone to fanatical violence and to peaceful love of neighbor — and thus should be treated in exactly the same way.  In the wake of the extraordinarily brutal jihadist attacks perpetrated on innocent civilians in Paris Friday, Volf suggests in an article in the Washington Post that we look at religion as a single reality rather than making distinctions between different religions.

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It's hard to imagine that a man can make a living as a theology professor who believes all religions are the same.

In desperate times, deception destroys.  In circles of recovery it's sometimes referred to as "the gift of desperation," that moment when it becomes crystal clear to an addict that a change must be made, that returning to the old ways is simply not an option anymore. [...] Hours before ISIS madmen turned Paris into a killing field, our president appeared on "Good Morning America" to calmly assure us the menace they represent had been "contained," even as they were putting the final touches on their imminently savage attacks.  How can he be that clueless?  It's frightening.

To defeat ISIS we need grownups.  On the day ISIS-related terrorists spread out across Paris and killed more than one hundred people, Barack Obama claimed ISIS was "contained."  After the attacks, liberals actually tried to argue that the attacks in Paris showed how successful Barack Obama had been because ISIS was having to lash out to get attention.  Yes, liberals actually argued this.  Earlier this year, while President Obama still considered ISIS to be a junior varsity team, he said the greatest threat to humanity was global warming.  At Saturday night's Democratic debate, Bernie Sanders reaffirmed that global warming was the greatest threat to humanity and was also the root cause of terrorism in the Middle East.

Paris attacks demolish Obama's ISIS is 'contained' boast; Now what?  Less than two days after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, a dozen French warplanes struck at least 20 targets in Raqqa, Syria, the ISIS capital.  Eager to claim some credit, Obama administration officials leaked word they'd provided the ISIS target intelligence to France.  That leak backfired, however.  If the U.S. had such ample target intelligence, why hadn't American planes already attacked them?  That likely fuels the growing Washington controversy over Obama's ineffective "strategy" to "degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS." [...] Remember how al Qaeda was on the run in 2012?  There was no global war on terror, Obama claimed.

Why did Obama declare ISIS 'contained' the day before Paris attack?  On Thursday, President Barack Obama declared in an interview that ISIS had been "contained," asserting that the terror cell had been stalled in Iraq and Syria.  The next day, ISIS claimed responsibility for one of the worst terror attacks in European history, shattering what had been a growing sense of momentum in the global fight against extremists and driving home the frightening ability of ISIS to inspire and possibly coordinate attacks outside their power base in Iraq and in Syria.

The Taqiyya Factor.  Taqiyya is an Islamic doctrine that allows Muslims to deceive non-Muslims. [...] We see this manifest just about every day as Muslims claim to be victims when it is they who are the aggressors.  And the goal is always the same:  deceive the non-believer in order to advance Islamic supremacy.  Of course, the non-believers can only be outwitted if they are also non-thinkers.

John Kerry: Middle East is Home of Forward-Looking Populations.  John Kerry, the Man Who is Always Wrong, took to the stage to offer up some bizarre ramblings about foreign policy.  ISIS, which he refuses to call by its name, will only be defeated when the Syrian War ends, he claimed.  Also, he said, "The Middle East today is the home of populations that are energetic, youthful, forward-looking.  It is in them that we place our faith."

Our 'Baghdad Bob' president.  Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White House.  Ramadi falls to the Islamic State?  No bother, we are winning! [...] One is tempted to assume, is hopeful even, that the president and his spokesmen don't believe what they are saying.  It is less frightening to imagine this is ham-handed excuse-mongering for a failed foreign policy than to imagine Obama thinks things are going swimmingly. [...] This is the bizarre parallel universe in which U.S. marginalization is good, chaos is nothing to worry about, the worst human rights offenders are our partners and traditional U.S. allies (Israel, Sunni states, even Turkey) will just have to lump it.  It's a world in which the system of nation-state sovereignty is subsumed to zones of influence — without the United States getting a zone.

An Extraordinary Show of Weakness.  [Scroll down]  It has become perhaps the defining characteristic of the Obama administration's foreign and national security policy — a stubborn insistence on seeing the world not as it is but as the president wishes it to be.  Al Qaeda was said to be on the run, even as it strengthened.  ISIS was alleged to be junior varsity terrorists, even as it amassed territory.  Iran was treated as a diplomatic partner, even as its leaders shouted "Death to America."  China was feted at a state dinner, even as it escalated cyberattacks against the United States.  Russia was said to want peace, even as it made war.  And on it goes.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharia Law Does Not Condone Killing, Rape — 'That's Crazy'.  This week [9/27/2015] on "Sunday Morning Futures" on the Fox News Channel, host Maria Bartiromo discussed comments by Dr. Ben Carson, which he said he does not think a Muslim should be president with NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  Abdul-Jabbar said Sharia law does not condone rape or murder.

Washington Post Quotes Taqiyya Merchants Against Ben Carson on Taqiyya.  The lockstep media prohibits the discussion of jihad and sharia, in accordance with Islamic law governing speech (do not criticize Islam).  An exception is made, of course, when someone in the public eye breaks this universal law of the American press and the Muslim world.  Then all hell breaks loose.  Islamic supremacists and their apologists clear their news agendas and stories for the day and go to work to school America on "peaceful Islam."  Recklessly stepping over the millions of victims of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements, shrugging off the Quranic texts and teachings that mandate slaughter, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, Islamic Jew-hatred and more, leftist media shills devote lavish attention to assuring the public that Islam is benign, peaceful, and tolerant, and that you should trust them, not your lying eyes.

ISIS charged in US
64 Muslims in US have been charged with supporting ISIS.  They come from all over the country, as you can see.  None of the non-Muslim authorities who so confidently tell us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam have explained why this misunderstanding of Islam is so widespread in the U.S. and elsewhere.

The Poisonous Obama Years.  On August 25, a bombshell report in the New York Times indicated that the Pentagon inspector general's office was investigating credible claims that CENTCOM officials altered intelligence reports related to ISIS.  Those reports had been reviewed by ranking war planners, including the president, and were designed to paint a rosier picture of the state of the campaign than was warranted.  Over a month later, dozens intelligence operatives have come forward to confirm the IG's findings.  Reports regarding terror activity in Iraq were "grossly thrown to the side," alleges former U.S. Army official William Kotel.  "They've spent more money and time trying to push down this intelligence ... than they have actually spending time and effort on real security," he alleged of his bosses.

This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down.  Senior intelligence officials at the U.S. military's Central Command demanded significant alterations to analysts' reports that questioned whether airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS were damaging the group's finances and its ability to launch attacks.  But reports that showed the group being weakened by the U.S.-led air campaign received comparatively little scrutiny, The Daily Beast has learned.  Senior CENTCOM intelligence officials who reviewed the critical reports sent them back to the analysts and ordered them to write new versions that included more footnotes and details to support their assessments, according to two officials familiar with a complaint levied by more than 50 analysts about intelligence manipulation by CENTCOM higher-ups.

Lawmaker: Terror intel manipulation dates back to at least 2012.  The alleged manipulation of intelligence to downplay the strength of terror groups is far more extensive than previously reported and goes back to at least 2012, according to the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee.  The Defense Department inspector general and congressional investigators are reviewing claims that intelligence on the Islamic State was manipulated to present a more positive picture of the U.S. strategy's effectiveness.  Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said these practices, though, extend to how intelligence on Al Qaeda was handled as well.

Obama's Intel Scandal.  Earlier this summer, we learned the Pentagon's inspector general is investigating allegations that the intelligence on ISIS was manipulated.  Analysts at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, formally complained to the IG that analysis contradicting the Obama administration's narrative on ISIS was routinely challenged, rewritten, or disregarded.  The administration was eager to sell the story that the campaign against ISIS was going well; much of the intelligence made clear it wasn't.  That intelligence was buried, and the happy talk continued.

Pentagon investigating alleged Islamic State intelligence manipulation.  The Pentagon is investigating claims that senior intelligence officials allegedly manipulated conclusions of reports in the war against the Islamic State.

Obama Administration Knowingly Lied About ISIS to Calm Political Waters Before 2014 Election.  Truly shocking revelations about the most transparent administration in the history of transparent administrations, [...]

US spy chief's 'highly unusual' reported contact with military official raises concerns.  Barack Obama's intelligence chief is said to be in frequent and unusual contact with a military intelligence officer at the center of a growing scandal over rosy portrayals of the war against the Islamic State, the Guardian has learned.  James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, is said to talk nearly every day with the head of US Central Command's intelligence wing, Army Major General Steven Grove — "which is highly, highly unusual", according to a former intelligence official.  Grove is said to be implicated in a Pentagon inquiry into manipulated war intelligence.

Whoa: 50 military intel chiefs just REVOLTED against Obama.  Our assessment is that bad news is not welcomed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  The only news accepted must coincide with the prevailing political talking points.  The concern expressed in our previous post is the same here — are senior military officials so intimidated by President Obama that they are not allowing the truth to be told, instead telling the naked emperor he is well clothed?  It's very disturbing to think we don't have ground truth about the situation in Iraq and Syria. [...] I hope I'm not the only one who has been questioning what's been reported coming out of the region.

Is the White House behind the manipulation of ISIS reporting?  The Obama administration continues to corrupt and befoul everything it touches.  A few days ago it was reported that the US intelligence apparatus support US Central Command, the war fighting joint command that is charged with "defeating and degrading" ISIS, was in a state of near mutiny.  As it turned out, the only thing being "degraded" was the integrity of the senior leadership of that command.

Staggering Corruption at the Heart of Obama's ISIS Intelligence Scandal.  Is the U.S. winning the war against ISIS?  To listen to administration spokesmen, you would think so.  Never mind that the terror group controls an area the size of the United Kingdom or that its hold on Mosul, Fallujah, and Ramadi remains unshaken.  Never mind that ISIS continues to draw large numbers of foreign recruits, that it continues to destroy antiquities, enslave women, and commit numerous other atrocities.  "ISIS is losing," John Allen, the retired marine general who coordinates the anti-ISIS campaign, proclaimed in July.  So strong is the spin coming from the White House that now some 50 intelligence analysts who work for U.S. Central Command are alleging that their superiors have twisted their findings to put lipstick on the pig that is Operation Inherent Resolve.  As Shane Harris and Nancy Youssef report at The Daily Beast, the Pentagon's inspector general has opened an investigation into complaints of "alleged manipulation of intelligence."  The complaint describes a "Stalinist" climate within CENTCOM in which bad news is no news.

Now We Know Why They Keep Calling Them Lone Wolves.  Turns out ISIS is far stronger than the U.S. government has been telling us and the reason for all this is because Barack Obama's top men decided to lie to everyone.  This is all pretty damning.  The Daily Beast is reporting that FIFTY spies have filed complaints that intelligence on the strength of ISIS was cut, neutered, or otherwise cooked to downplay the threat of ISIS.  The people doing the cooking were Barack Obama's top people within the intelligence and defense community.  After all, Barack Obama pulled everyone out of Iraq and destabilized the region from Libya to Syria to across the Middle East.  He cannot have you knowing that ISIS was far stronger than they thought because you might ask why we did nothing about it except laugh them off as junior varsity.

Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked.  More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the U.S. military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda's branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials, The Daily Beast has learned.  The complaints spurred the Pentagon's inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence.  The fact that so many people complained suggests there are deep-rooted, systemic problems in how the U.S. military command charged with the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State assesses intelligence.  "The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command," one defense official said.

Dozens of spies insist their reports on JV team were altered to please president.  This will no doubt come as shocking news... to Barack Obama and his press secretary.  A new report claims that scores of intelligence analysts (read: spies) have begun talking out of school and are complaining that their reports on major terror groups have been "inappropriately altered" to paint a brighter picture before being passed on to the President and other leaders.  Who could have possibly suspected that this was going on?

Spy Report Book-Cooking Howls For Reform.  Fifty intelligence analysts whose job is to honestly assess what's going on in the Middle East have charged their reports about Islamic State's rise were systematically altered by senior officials to the opposite of what they meant:  "Happy talk" about the terror group being "on the run" and merely a "JV" version of al-Qaida, according to a report in the Daily Beast.  In a letter to the Pentagon Inspector General's Office, the analysts said their reports were corrupted to further the White House's narrative that the Middle East was little more than George Bush's war, and President Obama's premature pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan amounted to "victories."  It wasn't, and they didn't.  The shambles of the Middle East and the surprise rise of Islamic State show that something different was going on, and now we know it had a name:  Obama's Domestic Political Priorities.

Past and Present Persecution: Why Non-Muslims Convert to Islam.  Early historical sources — both Muslim and non-Muslim — make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons — from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the "winning team" to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the "losing team."  Modern-day Muslims and other apologists — primarily in academia, government, and mainstream media — reject this idea.  They argue that the non-Muslims who embraced Islam did so from sheer conviction; that the ancestors of today's 1.5 billion Muslims all converted to Islam due to its intrinsic appeal; that the modern day coercion and persecution committed by the Islamic State and other organizations is an aberration.  Of course, as mentioned, the primary texts of history are full of anecdotes demonstrating the opposite.

Obama is right: 'Islam has always been part of America'.  Yes, Mr. President, Islam was part of American history.  The brutal, barbarous Islamic states of Tripoli (Tunisia), and Morocco terrorized the Mediterranean with their 'Barbary Pirates.'  They kidnapped, enslaved and tortured Western seaman [sic].  At one time 20,000 seamen were in captivity in Algiers.  Those with money bought their freedom.  Seaman without money were sold as slaves who were worked to death in mines and galleys. [...] Standing up to the threat of violent Islam was a defining moment for America under President Thomas Jefferson.  Capitulating to Iran will be the defining moment of this generation.

Iran Deal: 'No Plot to Destroy Israel,' Says New York Times.  The New York Times reports that Iran has "no plot to destroy Israel."  Never mind the fact that Iran's so-called "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has just published a book about how the regime hopes to do exactly that.  Never mind that last year, he tweeted answers to "9 key questions about the elimination of Israel." Never mind that Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the head of the Basij militia of Iran's Reovlutionary Guards, declared in March that "erasing Israel off the map" was "non-negotiable" in the ongoing talks toward a nuclear deal with the west.

Obama Is A Lying Traitor.  Barack Obama has shown himself to be pro-Iranian.  Many reports which we have listed on this site by reputable sources have proven that we acted as Iran's agents or lawyers during the negotiations.  He is pro-Islamic and that has been clear since the beginning of his presidency.  His support for the Muslim Brotherhood is also well-documented.  Where his support slips is on issues concerning traditional America, Christianity and Judaism.  The Ayatollah has been giving us what he claimed to be the facts about the Iranian deal from the beginning of negotiations.  He has been proven correct and our spokespeople, Secretary of State John Kerry, and President Barack Obama have lied.

Obama and the Flippancy of Fools.  Over the last 7 years of the Obama era, Barack Obama and his team have regularly responded to serious questions with flippant responses.  Don't Americans deserve better than the flippancy Obama and his top officials dish out to us? [... For example,] When a man claiming allegiance to ISIS killed four Jews in a deli in Paris in January 2015, Obama dismissed the deliberate targeting of Jews since he said the attack was someone who just "randomly" shot "a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  The facts:  the deli was Jewish, all the victims were Jewish (non-Jewish customers and employees were spared) and the murderer had said he was targeting Jews.  They weren't a bunch of random folks in a deli.

John Kerry: Iran Doesn't Want To 'Wipe [Israel] Off The Map'.  John Kerry told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that he doesn't believe Iran wants to "wipe [Israel] off the map."  Kerry said that President Obama's proposed nuclear deal with Iran "is as pro-Israel, as pro-Israel's security, as it gets."  The Secretary of State claimed he has reviewed the deal "backwards and forwards a hundred times ... and I believe that just saying no to this is, in fact, reckless."  Kerry also rejected the idea that Iranian leaders are actively seeking the destruction of the Jewish state, a popular belief among many Israelis.

Kerry 'Doesn't Know' if Iran is Serious about Destroying Israel.  US Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed the nuclear deal signed with Iran is "as pro-Israel as it gets," and claims he "doesn't know" if the Iranian leadership is serious about destroying the State of Israel.  The comments were made in an in-depth interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, which was published Wednesday [8/5/2015] following intense lobbying for and against the deal as it heads to a fateful vote in Congress.  Kerry warned Goldberg that if Congress voted down the agreement it would "be the ultimate screwing" of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Obama: I've Done More Than Any Other President To Strengthen Israel's Security; Netanyahu Is Wrong.  President Obama says he deeply shares a commitment to friend and ally Israel, but Prime Minister Netanyahu is "wrong." [Video clip]

A New Syndrome: Anything But Islam.  Examples of liberals defending jihadist behavior are far too numerous to detail.  From elected officials to entertainers to grandmas and college students on social media, they can be found by the millions singing a similar tune, defending people who are beheading, dropping off buildings, burning, drowning, burying alive, and worse (if they can think of worse) in the name of service to their god.  The White House, via State Dept. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Huff, has gone so far as to suggest a driving force behind such bombings and beheadings being a lack of quality jobs.  Yeah, jobs!  That's it.  A lousy job leads you to cut people's heads off!  Anything but Islam.

Martin O'Malley: ISIS Exists Because of Climate Change.  Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said on Bloomberg's With All Due Respect that ISIS came about because of the effects of climate change.  "One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS, was the effects of climate change and the mega-drought that effected that region," he said, noting how it "wiped out farmers, drove people to cities, [and] created a humanitarian crisis."  "It created the symptoms, or rather the conditions of extreme poverty that has led now to the rise of ISIL and this extreme violence," O'Malley concluded.

Also posted under Global warming is blamed for everything.

Kerry: Trust Me, Iran Can't Use Unfrozen $150 Billion For Terror Operations — The UN Resolution Says So.  I'm not one to be all doom and gloom, but who expects the Iranians to actually honor any of these agreements?  I mean, how is that even a serious subject of conversation.

Obama May Not Believe We are at War With Islamism, but Islamism is at War With Us.  In the wake of this vicious attack on our nation we need to rid ourselves of two dangerous delusions, first and foremost that a 'lone gunman' — as President Obama described the shooter — is somehow isolated from the larger threat of radical Islamic terrorism.  In the modern world, no one acts in isolation.  Through social media ISIS, al Qaida, and other groups are infiltrating our nation with impunity while our government will not even admit that radical Islamic terrorism is a problem.  The second delusion is that this attack is somehow isolated from previous episodes, notably those in Little Rock, Arkansas and Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 — both of which were attacks on American military facilities.  The Obama administration was woefully reluctant to call either an act of radical Islamic terrorism, instead suggesting 'workplace violence' as a justification for the killings.

Obama the triple-loser.  Obama is delusional. [...] When terrorism is at a peak, he announces that he has contained it and that he decimated al Qaeda.  In a moment of insane revisionism, he says that because of him "the United States is the most respected country on Earth."  Other really powerful leaders thumb their noses at him and laugh. [...] He is pushing for a counterproductive nuclear deal with Iran in order to announce that he is a peacemaker.  The opportunities for Iran's double-crossing us are rife, and if this deal goes through, he will be celebrating himself while the destruction of the world is at hand.  He likes the glamour of a nuclear agreement, but he doesn't understand or care about the results.

Obama: Violent Extremism Not Restricted To One Group, US Has 'All Kinds' Of Terrorism.  Monday [7/6/2015] at the Pentagon, after meeting on the military efforts against ISIS with his national security team, President Barack Obama urged caution to the America people and said that not only Muslims commit acts of terror, saying, "Here in the United States, we've all kinds of home grown terrorism."  Obama said, "I think it is important for us to recognize the threat of violent extremism is not restricted to any one community.  Here in the United States, we've all kinds of home grown terrorism. [...]"

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As usual, Mr. Obama is trying to deflect blame from Islam to ... anybody else he can think of.  Do we really have "all kinds of home grown terrorism" in this country?  No, we have mainly one kind, and that's Islamic terrorism, although we also have eco-terrorism and a rash of unprovoked black-on-white violent crime that could be considered terrorism, inasmuch as it terrorizes white people who ride on public transportation or find themselves on a street named after Martin Luther King or Malcolm X after dark.  And more recently there has been a series of extortive transactions between homosexuals and local florists, bakeries, and county clerks.  So, yes, I suppose there are several kinds of home-grown terrorists, and they're almost all abetted by the political left.

Obama: We won't be winning any quick victories over that JV team.  I suppose some of this is wanting to make sure he doesn't sound like Reckless Cowboy Bush.  But he sure sounded a lot more confident in January when he was dismissing ISIS as Al Qaeda's JV team.  Then again, the whole idea of that statement was to minimize the threat of ISIS so as not to have to actually take the possibility of a fight seriously.  This is what leftists always do with threats to us or to our allies.  They minimize them.  ISIS is just the JV team.  Iran won't really use the bomb.  Abbas is really serious about peace.

President Obama brings a mouth to a knife fight.  'Ideologies are not defeated with guns; they're defeated by better ideas."  Add that, along with "leading from behind" and disappearing "red lines," to the list of gems that will forever define President Obama's era in national security.  That line, from Obama's televised Pentagon visit Monday [7/6/2015] on his administration's anti-ISIS strategy, quickly became a social-media meme.  Can we beat ISIS by presenting "a more attractive and more compelling vision"?  That's how Obama put it while assessing progress in our undeclared, undefined non-war against a nonstate that has nothing to do with Islam (and yet kicks [us] all over the place).

Obama kindly reviews his ISIS strategy for us: It's going good.  His performance was classic Obama — full of fudge words, misleading claims, unverifiable assertions and blaming others for mis-calculations.  The president even pulled out his tired "Whack-a-Mole" image as an excuse for why the United States is not doing more to counter the bloody spread of ISIS affiliates now far beyond Iraq and Syria.  And potentially the homeland. [...] Maybe you remember how the Nobel Peace Prize winner launched regime-change war on Libya when its dictator threatened to kill civilians?  Now that ISIS is bravely executing thousands of bound prisoners, Obama is all about others doing the dirty work with American help.

Team Obama's [Bogus] ISIS Body Count.  It sounded so authoritative, when a top Obama administration official claimed this week that the U.S. killed roughly 10,000 enemy fighters in its fight with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.  Until that figure was contradicted by a second official.  And then undercut by a third.  Not only could Obama administration officials not agree on the final death toll, they could not say how they determined such a figure with no ground forces in Iraq and Syria to assess airstrike damage.  Nor could those officials articulate how well such a statistic measures progress against the terror army.

Mr. Obama, climate change didn't create ISIS, Boko Haram.  Linking the rise of Islamic terrorism to a warming planet, the president told the grads, "Understand, climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world.  Yet what we also know is that severe drought helped to create the instability in Nigeria that was exploited by the terrorist group Boko Haram.  It's now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East."  Really?  Are young girls and women being raped and forced into slavery because religious fanatics can't grow crops on arid land?  Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman, recently claimed that lack of jobs is what turns people into terrorists.  Which is it?

The Religion of Peace.  One of the biggest stories put out there is that Islamic terrorists kill mainly other Muslims.  To date there have been 9,341 deaths at the hands of Islamic terrorists.  However, the "by and large" theory is not so correct as 2,648 deaths have been those of non-Muslims.  That is almost 30% non-Muslims killed this year by the religion of peace.  Yet our "president" would rather relive the Crusades and the Inquisition.

Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama.  What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?  Answer:  Religious persecution.  Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling from Libya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such.  Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday [4/17/2015], Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, "The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions."  While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrested and charged the Muslim migrants with "multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate," according to the BBC.

Pentagon Map Hides ISIS Gains.  The Defense Department released a map last week showing territory where it is has pushed ISIS back, claiming that the terrorist group is "no longer able to operate freely in roughly 25 to 30 percent of populated areas of Iraqi territory where it once could."  This was touted as evidence of success by numerous news outlets.  Pushing ISIS back is clearly a good step.  But the information from the Pentagon is, at best, misleading and incomplete, experts in the region and people on the ground tell The Daily Beast.  They said the map misinforms the public about how effective the U.S.-led effort to beat back ISIS has actually been.  The map released by the Pentagon excludes inconvenient facts in some parts, and obscures them in others.

Obama Claims Islam Part Of Founding; Here's The Truth In The Founders' Own Words.  President Obama has continually asserted that Islam was "woven into the fabric" of the United States since its founding.  Obama claims that Muslims have made significant contributions to building of this nation.  The claim is laughable to anyone who has studied US history. [...] But Muslims did have an influence on early America, and that influence was one of a foe.  After winning its independence from England, American vessels no longer enjoyed British protection.  France, dismayed that the US would not aid it in its war against England, also ceased protection of American ships.  The result led to American vessels being raided and plundered by Muslim pirates from the Barbary Coast.

Obama Resurrects his 'Fairytale Fatwa'.  This week isn't the first time that President Barack Obama would have us believe the Fairytale Fatwa that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said [CNS News, 3/21/2015].

Obama: 'Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Has Issued Fatwa Against Development of Nuclear Weapons'.  President Barack Obama said this week that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has isued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons.  "Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons, and President Rouhani has said that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon," Obama said.  Other administration officials — including Secretary of State John Kerry and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes — have previously referred to the ayatollah's reported fatwa in the context of the ongoing nuclear negotations with Iran.

Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison: 'I Do Not Agree' That Islamic State is Islamic. asked Ellison: "The Atlantic magazine's Graeme Wood recently wrote that 'the Islamic State is Islamic.  Very Islamic' and that 'the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam.'  Do you agree that the Islamic State is Islamic?"  Rep. Ellison said:  "I do not agree.  It's as Islamic as the Ku Klux Klan is Christian, right.  It is, of course, you know, the Ku Klux Klan uses Christian rhetoric.  They throw crosses around.  But what person going to church on any given Sunday recognizes that as their faith?  And so, that's the same way that I believe that ISIS is Islamic."

There Is No Fatwa Condemning Nuclear Weapons by Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei.  The Obama administration may not have much use for federal law or for Congress's constitutional role in providing advice on, determining whether to consent to, and enacting any legislation necessary to implement international agreements.  But it exhibits cloying reverence for a fatwa — a sharia law edict — issued by a jurist who runs a regime that is the world's leading state sponsor of jihadist terror.  Even when the fatwa is a patent hoax.

Obama's Former Defense Intel Chief: Uhm, Of Course Obama Lied About Al Qaeda Being on the Run to Get Reelected.  People shouldn't be surprised that Barack Obama continually lies to us.  He lied to get elected and the lies were obvious, such as his lie that al Qaeda was on the run.  He's been selling us snake oil.  To most of us, this is not big news.

ADL: Farrakhan Cements Status as 'Pied Piper of Bigotry' with 9/11 Accusations.  The Anti-Defamation League said Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan cemented his status as the "leading anti-Semite in America" this week with a speech blaming Jews for 9/11.  Farrakhan was speaking at his group's Saviours' Day conference on Sunday when he declared that "an Israeli film crew dressed as Arabs were filming the Twin Towers before the first plane went in."  In fact, he said, the terrorist attacks were "not committed by Arabs or Muslims at all."

Are ISIS 'Islamic Radical Terrorists'? Kerry Says 'Many, Not All' Are.  Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) at today's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing whether he would define ISIS as "Islamic radical terrorists."  "Well, I think many of them are.  Not all of them.  But many of them are.  And certainly, the top leadership, al-Baghdadi and folks around him, are formulating their concept of the caliphate — of the caliphate on the basis of their interpretation of Islam," Kerry said.

What our president should say about Islam.  What the Islamic State is, is a cheap and horrible fake — a con job.  Consider:  The IS claims to be restoring the "pure Islam" of a past era, either of the time of the Prophet and the early caliphs, or of the later, medieval caliphates.  Yet, what — beyond its snuff videos — is the IS most known for?  For slaughtering Christians, Yezidis and other non-Muslims, or expelling them from areas it controls.  Strange:  These very same peoples survived and even thrived under Islamic rule for more than a thousand years, including under all the caliphs that IS cites as upholding "true Islam."  What the IS tells other Muslims about its brand of Islam, in other words, is an outright lie.

Obama Was Right: Muslims woven into the fabric of our national history (he just forgot the word "fighting").  President Obama has continually asserted that Islam was "woven into the fabric" of the United States since its founding.  Obama claims that Muslims have made significant contributions to building of this nation.  The claim is laughable to anyone who has studied US history.

Islam's Greatest Contribution To The United States Was Slavery.  Our dear leader loves to talk about how Islam has been in the fabric of our nation since its birth.  My Colleague Ted Shoebat has talked about the Barbary Pirate wars, but prior to the American Revolution the Arab Muslims of North Africa biggest economic trade was to supply Slaves all over the world of which about 5% of all African slaves ended up here in the USA/Colonies with the majority going to Central and South America as well as slaves in the Middle East and India.  Obama obvious hates those white rich land owners, the founders of America who enslaved Black people and were evil, but he conveniently omits the suppliers of the slaves were mostly Arab Muslims, and still today the overwhelming majority of slavery that is prevalent today is promoted and controlled by Muslims.  The ugly head of sex slavery is now prevalent with ISIS, but is is rampant and has been even before this but rarely covered by the media.  Muslims prior to the industrial revolution never provided squat to the fabric of America, you cannot find anything they did to contribute to America's greatness.

Resistance to Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding.  If you go back far enough, it is actually possible to find something other than pernicious moonbattery on PBS.  This 1987 clip provides historic confirmation that Obama may have been on to something when he recently proclaimed that "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  All he had to do was add "Resistance to" at the beginning of the statement, and it would have been the truth.

The President and 'Violent Extremism'.  Regarding Islamic violence — the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism — the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-believe world, a world of denial.  In their world, Islam is today, and has always been, a religion of peace; Muslims are threatened by Islamophobia; Christians are wiped out by "violent extremists;" European cartoonists incite radical Muslims to murder them; fundamentalists of all religions are equally problematic; the hundreds of millions of Muslims who support violent Islamists have nothing to do with Islam, but the Inquisition was conducted by normative Christians; and slavery was defended in the name of Christ, but no mention is made of the far more ubiquitous (and ongoing) slavery in the name of Allah or of the fact that the movement to abolish slavery in the West was due entirely to Christians.

Obama Lies.  Whereas many presidential lies protect us; Obama lies are protecting our enemies: ISIS marches on; Iran gets closer to the bomb as Obama rejects calls for more sanctions.  Obama lies are insidious because they wriggle their slimy way through his delicate psyche, untethering him from the vast world beyond self or golf course.  When reality dare intrude into his bubble of self-deceit it elicits cognitive dissonance, prompting his auto defense mechanisms to blast the interlopers as phony, or blame it on hyperbolic social media.  Meanwhile, ISIS marches on, Iran gets closer to the big one, and the real interloper is our supposed Commander-in-Chief.

None Dare Call It 'Islam'.  First of all, Islam has not "been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding," as Obama said yesterday in his speech about combatting terrorism. [...] Every American should attend to what Obama has said about combating terrorism.  Here he is last September:  "Now let's make two things clear," he said.  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'  No religion condones the killing of innocents."  "ISIL is not 'Islamic.'"  Really?  Was the Ayatollah Khomeini "Islamic?"  How about Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan:  is he "Islamic"?  A few years ago, Erdogan told the world that the phrase "moderate Islam" is "ugly" because "Islam is Islam."  Democracy, he said, is just an express stop on the train whose destination is Islam.  Who, in fact, speaks for Islam?  Who gets to say what it is and isn't?

Obama: 'Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding'.  We hear a lot about the United States' Judeo-Christian heritage, but according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."  That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  Obama has said similar things in the past: [...]

Marie Harf Counts 'Christian Militant Group' Among the 'Different Extremist Threats We Face'.  People talk a lot about Islamic extremism and ISIS/ISIL (the guys who behead Christians, among others), but what about Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army?  "I don't remember people talking about that as much anymore, but that's a Christian militant group," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday [2/18/2015].  She was making the point that terrorism "is not just a threat in one place"  — and it's not just Islamic.

Obama: Media Gives 'Very Distorted Impression' of Muslims.  President Barack Obama blamed the media Thursday in a speech as part of the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism for offering a "distorted impression" of Islam.  "In some of our countries, including the United States, Muslim communities are still small and relative to the entire population, and as a result, many people in our countries don't always know personally somebody who is Muslim.  So the image they get of Muslims or Islam is in the news, and given the existing news cycle, that can give a very distorted impression," he said.

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Yes, I would say a long list of "isolated incidents" might give someone a vivid impression of what Islam is all about, and it certainly does not point to a "religion of peace."  Mr. Obama pretends to understand Islam better than Ayatollah Khomeini, who once said, "People cannot be made obedient except with the sword."  Does Nidal Malik Hasan understand Islam less clearly than Obama does?  How about all those people who are (still) out to get Salman Rushdie — do they misunderstand Islam?  I think they do, and I think Barack H. Obama understands Islam better than he would have us believe.

State Department blames uptick in recent ritual human sacrifices on global unemployment rates.  I can't believe that I have to write this, but here goes:  no, people do not burn other people alive, or slit their throats in a mass human sacrifice, or set up slave markets, or crucify other people, or throw them off buildings, or any of the other things that death cultists do, just because those death cultists don't have access to better jobs.  Those death cultists like their jobs.  It feeds something in their souls.  You'd think that the State Department would know better... well, no, not really:  but they used to be better at hiding that.  Six years of this administration's reverse Midas touch is taking its toll.

A Lying in Winter.  Can you see it now?  It's all there in bureaucratese.  [Marie] Harf wasn't speaking out of turn; no loose cannon.  Harf came on the Chris Matthews show to deliver a message.  They're going to uplift those poor misguided people if they have to spend your last dollar to do it.  If the public misunderstood Harf it was only because it sounded so ridiculous most thought she had lost her mind.

Jobs for Jihadists.  Marxists and radical Muslims go together like camels and deserts.  They're now the nightmarish frick and frack of the 21st century.  With the shock of YouTubes still going the rounds showing the ISIS beheading of 21 Coptic Christians on a beach in Libya, Barack Obama is taking the Muslim Brotherhood under his protective wing; these poor wretches only need to be given jobs and be shown tolerance by citizens who just don't understand their righteous grievances.

Obama: 'Notion That The West Is at War With Islam Is An Ugly Lie'.  Speaking again at the White House Summit to Countering Violent Extremism [2/18/2015], President Obama asserted that the notion that the United States is at war with Islam is "an ugly lie."  He encouraged all Muslim leaders to directly challenge the notion that somehow the West was at war with Islam. [...] Obama criticized those who referred to Islamic State terrorists as Islamic, arguing that they were only offering the terrorists legitimacy.

State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness.  Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education.  This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.  Simple observations and basic logic falsifies this Marxism-rooted theory that terrorism is basically the result of class warfare and social inequality.  The top terrorists are highly educated and usually come from the middle class or higher.  And, obviously, the purpose of having a job is to improve one's life.  Joining a terrorist group isn't exactly a promising career choice.  The issue here isn't the errors made by Harf.  It's the fact that this discredited premise continues to permeate the national security apparatus over a dozen years after the 9/11 attacks.  Harf wasn't speaking off the cuff.

Obama at extremist summit: 'We are not at war with Islam'.  The White House found itself on the defensive Wednesday over the administration's downplaying of Jewish and Christian victims of Islamist terrorism, as President Obama hosted a summit seeking to gloss over Muslim connections to violent extremism.  Mr. Obama told the conference that the U.S. is not at war with the Muslim world but it needs to counter the religious ideology that groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State are using to recruit young fighters.  And he defended his avoidance of the term "radical Islam" to describe terrorists.

Eric Holder: 'We're Not at a Time of War'.  The Attorney General tells reporters that the U.S. isn't at war against ISIS — never mind all those airstrikes, and all those troops deployed in Iraq.

Marie Harf ignores the First Law of Holes.  Harf has now become a national joke, and it is difficult to see how she can recover any dignity, mich less the gravitas necessary to represent the State Department.  Steven Hayward of Powerline suggests a new term be put into play, Harfing.  Although he doesn't define it precisely, I would suggest:  "Ignoring the obvious in an effort to deflect attention away from an inconvenient truth."  There's a whole lotta Harfing going on in the era of Obama.

Marie Harf and Those She Represents are Naive Fools.  In the history of all the world, there has never been a war that could not be won by killing more bad guys than they kill of the good guys.  But Marie Harf, the State Department spokeswoman making international headlines for being a d*** naive fool, claims we cannot win this war by killing the bad guys.  According to Harf, we need to root out "underlying causes" and create jobs. [...] I realize the Obama Administration is composed of a bunch of secular, atheist God haters, but this is just naive [foolishness].  As has now been well established, the Islamic State is, in fact Islamic, and intends to expand a Caliphate and bring about the Apocalyse.

Obama seeks to defeat terrorism by wishing it away.  The White House is holding a three-day "summit" on "countering violent extremism."  If there was ever need of more evidence that Barack Obama just doesn't understand the problem, one need look no further than his op-ed in today's Los Angeles Times on the subject.  Let's look at this rather amazing literary effort section by section.

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One thing is certain:  If it's anything close to an "amazing literary effort," Barack H. Obama didn't write it.

DHS Secretary: Administration 'Should Give Voice to Plight of Muslims Living in This Country'.  Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed at the Countering Violent Extremism summit this morning that "we in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face."  Johnson said he is "personally committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face; the fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and that the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood."

Joe Biden: Extremists Commit Violence 'In The Name Of The Bible'.  According to tweet by participants in the recent White House Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about violent extremism carried out "in the name of the Bible."  The tweet was sent out by the Muslim Public Affairs Council, which also tweeted that they pushed the White House to say so.

Nothing Random Here.  Yesterday evening's [2/14/2015] Copenhagen synagogue shooting is yet another attack on Jews as Jews — just as we have witnessed such attacks at the Toulouse Jewish primary school, the Brussels Jewish museum, the Paris kosher supermarket, the firebombing of the synagogue in the German city of Wuppertal, and at many other places in recent years, from the Jewish communal centres in Mumbai and Casablanca, to the ancient synagogues in Istanbul and Jerba.  Yet only last week President Obama and his spokespeople were suggesting that it was just some kind of "random" accident that Jews were being killed.

President Obama: Iran Won't Develop Nuclear Weapons Because It's "Contrary" To Islam.  [Scroll down]  This follows four years of Obama saying one thing, and yet delivering an outcome totally divergent to what is claimed.  Here is a timeline of the Obama administration's Iran policy, as the world's most dangerous nation and leading state sponsor of terrorism moves inexorably towards acquiring the world's most dangerous weapon.

State Dept. Backs Obama: Paris Attack Didn't Target Jews.  Since US President Barack Obama's controversial comments during a recent interview, in which he downplayed the anti-Semitic nature of the deadly shooting attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, government spokespeople have been falling over themselves to explain what exactly he meant.  And failing pretty miserably.

Folks Do the Randomest Things.  I don't understand why folks are giving President Obama and his spokes-minions such a hard time over his insistence that Ahmedy Coulibaly, the terrorist who just happened to be Muslim committing terrorism that had nothing to do with Islam, was just "randomly" picking out folks in Paris to kill when he randomly came upon a grocery that just happened to be Jewish and, coincidentally, to have Jews in it, whom he randomly killed.  Sure, we know Coulibaly called a French TV station during the siege, said he was loyal to the Islamic State that has nothing to do with Islam, and that he picked this kosher market because he was targeting Jews.  But you can't believe everything you hear on TV — just ask Brian Williams.

See no 'random' evil.  In his recent interview with the editors of Vox, President Obama referred to the recent Islamic terror attack on a Jewish supermarket in France in an odd way.  He spoke of zealots who "randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  Obama was criticized for this comment, which downplayed the explicitly anti-Semitic nature of the attack.  There is an easy, plausible and innocent explanation for Obama's remark.  But the administration's failure to offer it immediately is both perplexing and troubling.

Rick Perry gets it, slams Obama for 'random' comments.  President Obama and the White House were content for a couple days to let it be known that the president did not consider a jihadist attack on a kosher market in France to be directed at Jews.  The president's jaw-dropping assertion had actually been made when the interview was pre-recorded some time ago.  But neither he nor the White House, until a Twitter storm descended, realized he had said something remarkably stupid, and yet revealing.

The White House's appalling denial of Jew-hatred.  In an interview with Vox's Matthew Yglesias, the president yesterday suggested the January attack at a kosher supermarket in Paris was in fact jihadists "randomly [shooting] a bunch of folks in a deli."  Today, both the State Department and White House spokespersons again denied the attack was aimed at Jews.

VOX Accidentally Breaks News, Instantly Regrets It.  [Max] Fisher is upset that people are focusing on something he and the Obama administration doesn't want them to focus on, namely the administration's apparent belief that attacks by Islamic extremists targeting Jews are "random" acts of violence.  Here's Obama, in his own words, speaking to Matt Yglesias:  "It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you've got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris."  As if, you know, the shooters just kind of stumbled onto that kosher deli and would've been happy shooting up a Moroccan joint instead if they had happened upon it first.

Anti-Semitic horrors don't exist in Obama's world.  At Tuesday's press briefing, White House mouthpiece Josh Earnest said something disgusting — I don't know how else to describe it — about the massacre at the Hyper Casher kosher supermarket in Paris one month ago.  "The individuals who were killed in that terrible, tragic incident," Earnest droned, "were killed not because of who they were but because of where they randomly happened to be."  Take it from someone who keeps kosher:  Nobody "randomly" happens to be in a kosher supermarket, not even in Manhattan.

If It Bleeds, Obama Plays Another Round Of Golf.  According to President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and White House press secretary Josh Earnest, 26-year-old humanitarian worker Kayla Mueller was killed by global warming, not by an Islamic State that beheads and incinerates those who resist its barbarism.  In trying to explain Obama's remarks on climate change and terrorism, Earnest told the Vox website, "The point that the president is making is that there are many more people on an annual basis who have to confront the direct impact on their lives of climate change, or of the spread of a disease, than of terrorism."

If it bleeds, it leads... to denial by Obama.  John [Hinderaker] did a great job of ripping President Obama's pathetic musings on terrorism, as served up to Matthew Yglesias of  I want to focus on Obama's claim that the media "absolutely" sometimes overstates the level of alarm people should have about terrorism.  Obama offered no evidence to support this claim.  He merely asserted it, adding that he doesn't blame the media for following the "the famous saying... if it bleeds, it leads."  That's big of him.  But in what instances does Obama believe the media gave inordinate coverage to terrorist blood-letting?  ISIS's beheading of hostages?  The murders at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher deli in Paris?

Obama's Biggest Lie and What It Means.  Unlike Nixon and Clinton, who lied in self-defense, Obama lies proactively, which is decidedly more dangerous.  He will say practically anything to achieve his goals without regard to the truth.  The repeated assertion about keeping your doctor and your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is just one famous example.  But only a few days ago on Fareed Zakaria's show the president made a statement that dwarfed his claims about Obamacare.

Obama says terrorists not motivated by true Islam.  Criticized for avoiding the phrase "Islamic extremism," President Obama said he doesn't want to alienate the majority of peace-loving Muslims as the U.S. fights to defeat terrorist networks around the world.  "I think that for us to be successful in fighting this scourge, it's very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9 percent of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we're looking for — order, peace, prosperity," Mr. Obama said on CNN.  "And so I don't quibble with labels."

Why Obama Needs to Pretend the Taliban Aren't Terrorists.  No doubt because of my background investigating, prosecuting, and studying terrorism, the cynical claim by White House spokesmen that the Taliban is not a terrorist organization has annoyed me even more than the Obama administration's nonstop lying usually does.

State Dept Won't Call Taliban Murder of American Contractors 'Terrorism'.  In the latest round of verbal gymnastics over the Taliban, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to categorize the murder of American civilians at Kabul International Airport an act of "terrorism."  The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack on Friday [1/30/2015], which killed three civilian contractors working for the U.S. government and wounded one other.  The gunman was reportedly a member of Afghan security forces who turned his weapon on his colleagues before being killed.

Behind the White House's defense of the Taliban.  [T]he Obama administration today [1/28/2015] claimed that the Taliban is an "armed insurrection" — you know, kind of like George Washington's Continental Army — not a terrorist group.  It is therefore materially different, spokesperson Eric Schultz argued, from ISIS.  Thus, it is okay for the U.S. to swap prisoners with the Taliban (see Bergdahl, Bowe), but not okay to make concessions to ISIS in exchange for prisoners.

White House: Taliban are not terrorists.  I suppose that if Daniel Patrick Moynihan was right and we can define deviancy down, there is really no good reason why terrorism can't be defined down, too.

Obama: We've achieved victory in Europe.  NATO: The fighting's never been worse.  Let's review what is probably going to be remembered as Barack Obama's most tone-deaf and imprudent statement amid an ocean of similarly ill-considered assertions in Tuesday's State of the Union.  Not merely the president but everyone who wrote and vetted the 2015 State of the Union address thought it was a great idea to take a victory lap over the White House's approach to the crisis in Europe precipitated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Obama boasts he's "stopping" the "advance" of ISIS.  Reality:  Islamic State doubles the amount of land they hold in Syria.  Obama:  We're winning!

The Valerie Jarrett Comedy Hour: "We Do Think Our Strategy Is Working" Against ISIS.  In reality al-Baghdadi has nearly doubled the amount of territory IS holds in Syria since the airstrikes began.  [Video clip]

Hasselbeck to Jarrett: Why Didn't Obama Mention Al Qaeda, Radical Islam?  Elisabeth Hasselbeck took on White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett this morning over what President Obama said — and didn't say — in the State of the Union.  Hasselbeck noted that last night marked the first State of the Union since 9/11 where a president did not say "al Qaeda."  She also asked Jarrett, "Why won't the president say Islamic extremism or radical Islam?"  Jarrett said that there is nothing more important to the president than the safety and security of Americans.  She explained that some attacks are by extremists with no particular faith.

Muslims [are] never guilty of 'terrorist massacres,' Turkey's Erdogan insists.  Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan's increasingly bizarre rhetoric continued this week when he told reporters Muslims have "never taken part in terrorist massacres" and appeared to blame the West for the recent Islamist attacks in Paris. [...] "As Muslims, we've never taken part in terrorist massacres," Erdogan said.  "Behind these lie racism, hate speech, and Islamophobia.  French citizens carry out such a massacre, and Muslims pay the price.  The West's hypocrisy is obvious."

White House Lies About France Terror to Preserve PC View on Islam.  It is common for White House spokespeople to spin the facts — to find the interpretation that best flatters the president.  It is rare, but not unheard of, for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that are not yet fully known to the public.  It is extraordinary for White House spokespeople to lie about facts that everyone already knows.  Yet that is exactly what Josh Earnest did on Tuesday, when trying to explain why the Obama administration strains to avoid mentioning radical Islam.

Islam is the Most Violent Religion in the World, But Let's Keep Calling it 'Peaceful' Anyway.  And here we are again.  You might recognize this place.  We've been here frequently over the past, say, 1,500 years or so.  It's the place where the whole world stands in dumbfounded shock after witnessing unspeakable brutality at the hands of Islamists.  Maybe we should stop being so surprised. [...] Muslims just gunned down 12 people over a cartoon this morning, and what do we immediately hear?  Islam is a religion of peace.  A White House spokesman came out within hours of the attack and spent about 40 seconds condemning the violence before immediately repeating this same slogan.  While another dozen bodies lay dead in the street, we're told that it all happened at the hands of a "peaceful" religion.

Kerry: 'Terror Will Ultimately be Rejected Because It Is at Odds With... Islam'.  In a speech delivered at the "3rd Annual Transformational Trends Policy Forum" in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 17, Secretary of State John Kerry said that "terror will ultimately be rejected because it is at odds with ... Islam."  In the same speech, Kerry also said that those "recruiting for ISIL aren't looking for people who are devout and knowledgeable about the tenets of Islam," but that the fight against ISIL "depends on the ability of respected figures from every branch of Islam to help potential recruits understand that ISIL is against everything that faith teaches and in favor of everything that it abhors."

The meaning of peace in Islam.  Words have different meanings through time and in different countries.  Fag and gay are two words whose meanings have changed over time and in different countries.  Peace is another.  In the West peace means a state or period of mutual concord between governments and a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity."  In Islam peace has a different meaning.  And it is important that we understand that meaning when we talk about peace with Muslim leaders, especially those who represent Hamas, Hezbollah, ISIS, al Qaeda.

American Left: The Paris Attacks Aren't About Islam.  Let's begin with former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who intoned that the Charlie Hebdo shooters are "about as Muslim as I am" on MSNBC's Morning Joe:  [Video clip]  Kindly ignore the shouts of "Allahu Akbar" and professions of "avenging the prophet."  That's cult talk, and it has nothing to do with Islam, Dean says.

10 Times Western Cowards Trashed Free Speech to Defend Islam.  On Wednesday, Islamic terrorists murdered 12 people at the leftist French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, including the editor-in-chief and three cartoonists.  The motivation was clear:  the terrorists shouted "Allahu Akhbar!" during the attack and screamed "We have avenged the prophet!" as they left the scene.  The true rationale for the attack is obvious:  for years, Western politicians and media have cowered in the face of Islamic assaults on the exercise of free speech.  The hallmark of Western civilization is freedom of the speech and of the press.  The threats against, attacks on, and killings of journalists and satirists who attack Islam, combined with the despicable multicultural cowardice of the West, have destroyed freedom of speech and of the press.  The latest example of such cowardice comes in the words of President Obama.

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Whether you find the satirical cartoon depictions of Mohammed offensive or humorous, it should be pointed out that in the long run, it doesn't do any good to make fun of Islam.  Yes, the cartoons are offensive to the Muslims, but they are outraged and offended by just about everything, and use their outrage as an excuse to get even.  (That is, if you draw an offensive cartoon, and then the Islamic terrorists hunt you down and kill you, they consider it an even exchange.  Conversely, when Christians see cartoons insulting their religion, they are supposed to turn the other cheek and move on.  Christians are supposed to follow the Golden Rule; Muslims have no such rule.)  And yes, Muslims have set themselves up for ridicule by letting everyone in the world know what offends them the most.  But instead of antagonizing the Muslims, they need to be informed that they're all going to Hell if they depend on Islam for their salvation.  The likelihood that they will accept and believe that advice is near zero, but it is the duty of Christians everywhere to spread this message.

Barack Obama, Student of History?  As described by Obama, we owe Islam for "paving the way for Europe's Renaissance and the Enlightenment."  The truth is that Islamic scholars helped preserve the works of Aristotle and other Western scholars for their own purposes.  Arabic translations of these Western works ultimately reached medieval Europe.  Of course, this occurred amidst centuries of bloody warfare between Islamic kingdoms and the West[.]  Obama then credits "Muslim communities" with developing algebra.  This is another specious claim, similar to Obama's first general assertion.  While it is true the word "algebra" originates in the Arabic, algebra did not originate in Islam. [...] Obama then credits Islam with inventing the magnetic compass and "tools of navigation."  Any of my students knows this is wrong, as these inventions originated in China [...]

A Fantasy-driven Muslim World can Never Become Modern.  Obama's "best friend," Recip Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who wants to revive the universally-hated Ottoman Empire, says that Muslims discovered America.  Oddly enough, the same claim is made by Spain and Italy, who think it was Columbus in 1492 — but that is not Politically Correct these days, so it's taboo to say.  Still, the Chinese are another popular option in pseudo-history today.  Louis Farrakhan thinks it was the mother ship from outer space, which is destined to destroy the White Devils and bring the black peoples of Chicago back to rule the world.

Islamism, Islamofascism, and Islam.  Liberals think the word [Islamism] unfairly links radicals or terrorists with religion.  Some on the Left, team Obama for example, would have you believe that mayhem in Mohamed's name has nothing to do with Islam, a little like claiming that the Crusades were sponsored by Rotarians.  The thought police at the White House, at CIA, and even at the Associated Press have stricken words like Islamism from their vocabularies by fiat.  The Left traditionally believes that candor, or the action that truth might require, will make a problem worse.  Appeasement is an honored liberal idiom.

How Many Lies Have Democrats Told To Sabotage The War on Terror?  Start with Obama's claim that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) is not Islamic.  Say what?  In fact, the so-called war on terror is clearly a war that Islamic jihadists have declared on us.  Yet Obama is so hostile to this war that even the subterfuge "war on terror" was too much for him and he purged it from official government statements and replaced it with "Overseas Contingency Operations," which describes nothing.  Why would he do this?  To avoid confronting the actual threat from what is obviously the most dynamic movement in Islam today:  the jihadist war to purge the world of infidels and establish a global Islamic state.  The same impulse to deny this threat can be seen in the Obama administration's characterization of domestic acts of Islamic terror like the recent beheading in Oklahoma and the Fort Hood massacre as "workplace violence."

Erdogan says Muslims, not Columbus, discovered Americas.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus set foot there.  "Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century.  Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus," the conservative president said in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from Latin America.

Is Obama lying about the Islamic State?  President Barack Obama or his minions have made or soon will be making representations about the Islamic State, Iraq, Syria and other state and non-state actors in the Middle East to persuade Congress to enact an Authorization for Use of Military Force.  A substantial number will be lies.  All should be received by Congress and the American people with a high degree of skepticism.

Our Make-It-Up World.  Do bothersome facts matter anymore?  Not really. [...] To play down the dangers of radical Islam, an entire array of circumlocutions — "workplace violence" (in the case of the Fort Hood shooting), "overseas contingency operations," and "man-caused disasters" — were the euphemisms evoked by members of the Obama administration to construct an alternative reality in which radical jihadists are no more dangerous than disgruntled office workers or gale-force winds.

ISIS is Islam.  The other day, President Obama claimed that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was not Islamic, a little like claiming that the Vatican has nothing to do with Catholicism.  Put aside for a moment the illogic of using the phrase "Islamic State" and then denying the adjective in the next breath.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the Crusades and the Reformation were not Christian.  If ISIS is not Islamic then the French had nothing to do with the Great Terror.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Russians had nothing to do with totalitarian Communism.  If ISIS is not Islamic then Germans had nothing to do with National Socialism or the Holocaust.  If ISIS is not Islamic then behavior has nothing to do with beliefs!

John Kerry Thinks Climate Change Causes Radical Islam.  Secretary of State John Kerry repeated his assertion that radical Islam, which he simply calls "extremism", results in part from climate change.  It's not religion that guides extremism, it's the weather.  John Kerry commemorated Eid al-Adha at a reception in the State Department Delegates' Lounge last week.  That was the event in which he tied Israel to the rise of ISIL (ISIS).  The theme appeared to be that extremists, which he won't call by their name — radical Islamists — are not responsible for their actions.  Rather their behaviors are caused by climate change, poverty, poor leaders, out of work youth, jealousy of the West.

Kerry: Extremism Not Linked to Islam; Factors Include Deprivation, Climate Change.  Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday night [10/16/2014] rejected any link between Islam and extremism practiced by the likes of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), pointing instead to factors such as poverty among youthful Mideast populations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — and climate change.  Addressing a reception at the State Department in honor of the recent Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Kerry told an audience of Muslim community representatives, diplomats and others that the world was facing "a very complex time, and there are many currents that are loose out there that have brought us to this moment."

The Idiocy Of Islam's Great Defenders.  [Scroll down]  Now, it is possible that our politicians lie to us.  It is possible that they see the patterns and monitor those patterns.  It's possible they understand the radical Islamic funding of mosques all over the world, the recruitment of Muslims across the planet to support jihad.  But those lies — if they are lies — have consequences.  They are parroted by fools, both left and right, who cite Bush and Clinton and Obama and all the rest for the proposition that Islam means peace and that Islamic terror groups are not Islamic.

Our Lying President and His Lying Press Secretary.  I understand why the president and his press secretary would rather not admit to having mocked ISIS now that it is the largest, richest, most well armed, and most formidable terrorist group on the planet.  But Mr. Obama did, and being duplicitous about the fact that he did isn't going to help anyone.  It will, in fact, further erode the president's credibility.  It is bad enough for this administration to be so inept; it's worse for them to be so obviously dishonest as well.

Commando vs. Community Organizer: Netanyahu Slams "Brazen Lies" Told by Obama and Abbas.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose not to let President Obama's bold allegation that Israelis were not interested in peace go unanswered in his speech Monday at the UN. [...] President Obama spent five sentences of his 39-minute UN address on Iran, telling the world "my message to Iran's leaders...We can reach a solution that meets your energy needs while assuring the world that your program is peaceful."  Another brazen lie, since no one believes that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful or has anything to do with its energy needs, which can be met into the next century by its natural resources.

Pentagon Official: The President Is Lying To America — About Us, And About ISIS.  President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night "60 Minutes" interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  And that is right and proper.  Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh Earnest doubled down with a whole new lie — both of which are easily, publicly proven false.

Netanyahu: Militant Islam Aims to 'Dominate World;' State Dept.: 'No' It Doesn't.  In a hard-hitting speech at the United Nations, the Israeli leader said that entities such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), Hamas, the Iranian regime, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram share that eventual goal.  Jen Psaki was asked at the State Department daily briefing later whether the administration agreed with Netanyahu's argument that those various groups "are all part of the same kind of militant Muslim — Islamic attempt to rule the world."  "We would not agree with that characterization, no," she replied.

ABC Skips Own Reporter's Battle With White House, Gushes Over Clooney.  The viewers of ABC News might not know it, but one of the network's senior reporters, Jon Karl, grilled White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Friday [9/26/2014] about claims that al Qaeda had been "decimated."  From Friday to Monday, ABC ignored the contentious exchange and Earnest's doubling down.  Yet, over that same period, the network's news programs devoted over 20 minutes to the deeply superficial topic of George Clooney's wedding in Venice.  Instead, it was left to a competitor, Fox News, to highlight Karl's battle with Earnest.  On Friday's On the Record, Greta Van Susteren played a clip of the two.

Rectification of Names: Let's Call Obama Era What It Is.  When you are in a mess, the first thing to do is to get the names right, and call a spade a spade.  Usually, the reason you are in a mess is exactly because you have been in denial and have been hiding from the truth.  That is what "Islam is a religion of peace" and the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence" are all about.  Our ruling class cannot bring itself to confront the truth, because if it did it would have to do something.

Like autumn leaves, Obama's story changes to match the season.  Remember back in the 2012 presidential campaign when Barack Obama said things like:  "Al Qaeda is on the run.  We have decimated its core leadership.  And Osama bin Laden is dead.  But I don't want Americans to think the struggle against terror is over.  It's not, by any means.  We have a long struggle ahead.  By 2014, new terrorist groups may spring up and we'll be back fighting in the Middle East."  Neither do we.  That's because, while the Democrat incumbent said the first part over and over to imply he'd lead the nation to victory over Islamic extremists, the second warning part he left out.  Not by accident, of course.

White House: 'Everybody Was Surprised' By Rise Of Islamic State.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that everyone was surprised about the rapid rise of the Islamic State in Iraq, not just the intelligence community.

Mr. President: Stop Using the Term "ISIL".  Many of you may be confused by the alternate labels used for the Islamists rampaging through Iraq and Syria. Some call them ISIL, some call them ISIS, and some call them Islamic State.  Right now, they are calling themselves the Islamic State, after previously using the terms ISIS or ISIL.  Now, I don't really care what they want to be called. [...] But I do care what our president calls them.  Because by using the term ISIL, he is legitimizing their claim to a broader region than they currently occupy.

Obama: "Islam Is A Religion That Preaches Peace".  [Quoting Barack H. Obama:  "]Islam is a religion that preaches peace and the overwhelming majority of Muslims are peaceful.  But in the Muslim world right now, there is a cancer that has grown for too long that suggests that it is acceptable to kill innocent people who worship a different God.["]

U.S. intel disputes Obama claim on Islamic State.  U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.

Why Obama Can't Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS.  Nearly eight months ago, some of President Obama's senior intelligence officials were already warning that ISIS was on the move.  In the beginning of 2014, ISIS fighters had defeated Iraqi forces in Fallujah, leading much of the U.S. intelligence community to assess they would try to take more of Iraq.  But in an interview that aired Sunday evening [9/28/2014], the president told 60 Minutes that the rise of the group now proclaiming itself a caliphate in territory between Syria and Iraq caught the U.S. intelligence community off guard.

Obama has had accurate intelligence about ISIS since BEFORE the 2012 election, says administration insider.  'Unless someone very senior has been shredding the president's daily briefings and telling him that the dog ate them, highly accurate predictions about ISIL have been showing up in the Oval Office since before the 2012 election,' said a national security staffer in the Obama administration who is familiar with the content of intelligence briefings.  The staffer declined to share anything specific about the content of those briefings, citing his need to maintain a security clearance.

Obama is rewriting history on Isil. It won't wash.  Given how completely Barack Obama's foreign policy has been upended by the rise of Isil in Syria, it is not surprising that the president should try and gloss over the scale of his own miscalculation when it came to the threat posed by the jihadists — but that doesn't mean he should be allowed to get away with it.  This weekend Mr Obama had the cheek to blame his intelligence agencies for the fact that the White House was "caught by surprise" by the sudden rise of Isil, publicly throwing James Clapper, his Director of National Intelligence, under the bus for failing to flag up the threat.

Boston Imam: We suffer 'double hurt'.  Atrocities by ISIS terrorists and a report attempting to link an Oklahoma beheading at a food plant to the Islamic Institute of Boston had the founder of the Hub religious center telling the Herald yesterday it's a "double hurt" for his faith.  "Our situation is very bad," said Imam Talal Eid.  "Every time the word ISIS is mentioned, and it's mentioned hundreds of times, Islam is being pushed into the middle of that.  They are abusing Islam.  They are not Islam."

Jon Karl Grills Earnest: How Can WH Keep Claiming al-Qaeda Was Decimated?  President Obama ordered airstrikes this week in Syria, in part to take out a supposedly imminent threat from the Khorasan group.  This group is linked to al-Qaeda, and Jonathan Karl asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today how the White House can then say core al-Qaeda is decimated.

The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist.  We're being had. Again. [...] There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the "Khorosan Group" suddenly went from anonymity to the "imminent threat" that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.  You haven't heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn't one.  It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the Iranian-Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

'Not Islamic'?  President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that "ISIL is not Islamic."  But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself "Islamic State" "not Islamic"?  Has he studied Islam and Islamic history and concluded that ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban, Jamaat-e-Islami, Lashkar-e-Taiba (the group that slaughtered 166 people in Mumbai, most especially guests at the Taj Hotel,and which tortured to death a rabbi and his wife), the various Palestinian terrorist groups (all of which have been Muslim, even though there are many Christian Palestinians), and the Muslim terror groups in Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere are also all "not Islamic"?  Has he concluded that the Muslim Brotherhood, which won Egypt's most open election ever, is "not Islamic?"  And what about Saudi Arabia?  Is that country "not Islamic," too?

Chabot: It's the 'Islamic' State, Not 'Methodist State or the Episcopalian State or the Baptist State'.  Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said he's among the Americans who were "shocked" to hear President Barack Obama tell the nation that the Islamic State is not Islamic.  "You know, they don't call themselves the Methodist State or the Episcopalian State or the Baptist State.  They're the Islamic State, and I think for good reason," Chabot told Secretary of State John Kerry at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

John Kerry: US at War with the 'Enemy Of Islam'.  On Thursday [9/18/2014] In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria.  Kerry responded:  "If you're more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so.  We're happy to call it that."  [Video clip]

Maxine Waters: Shariah Law Is Compatible With U.S. Constitution.  Maxine Waters is under the impression that Shariah Law can be implemented while our U.S. Constitution is in effect.  Anyone who disagrees is an Islamophobe and a hater according to her.

Obama claims ISIL speaks for no religion, so what does the "I" in "ISIL" stand for?  The Islamic States is just that, Islamic.  ISIL has all the trademarks of the past 1300 years of post-Mohammedan culture — Piracy, theft, slavery, torture, and genocide.  But don't tell that to the president.

American Muslim Leaders Insist Islamic State Is Not Islamic.  More than a dozen American Muslim leaders condemned the Islamic State's (IS) brutal tactics as contrary to Islam Wednesday [9/10/2014] during a press conference held at the National Press Club.  But in doing so, several speakers urged the public to ignore the terrorist group's theological motivations.  Talib Shareef, imam of Masjid Muhammad in Washington, D.C., exhorted the media to refer to IS as the "Anti-Islamic" State because its actions run contrary to the teachings of Mohammed.

Kerry: ISIS Trying to Spread 'Dangerous... Offensive... Insulting Distortion of Islam'.  The ideology which Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) is trying to spread through the Middle East is a "dangerous ... offensive ... insulting distortion of Islam," Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday [9/11/2014].  Speaking in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he garnered pledges of support from ten Arab nations for a campaign against the jihadist group, Kerry again underscored the administration's determination to dissociate ISIS from the religion it claims to be inspired by and to be serving.

Obama's "not Islamic" Islamic State Claim Ridiculed.  President Obama's assertion Wednesday night that the Islamic State terrorist group "is not 'Islamic'" is drawing derision from a number of quarters.  The claim, also made by Obama's predecessors, is "preposterous," Daniel Pipes wrote for the National Review Online.

Crazy Things Progressives Believe.  [Scroll down]  Obama also keeps insisting that ISIS/ISIL is not "Islamic".  Most think this defies belief, given that the first "I" in either acronym stands for "Islamic", the slaughters are being carried out in Islam's name and are perfectly consistent with the Koran and the long history of that religion.  As are the demands that non-believers either convert, pay the Jizya tax, or be executed.

Seven ISIS Facts Every American Should Know.  In January, President Barack Obama dismissed the Islamic State (ISIS) as merely a "JV team."  Last week, Obama reversed that position and told NBC News ISIS is "not a JV team."  Similarly, two weeks ago Obama said the Islamic State can be shrunk to "a manageable problem."  Then on Friday [9/12/2014], as NBC News reported, "The Obama administration said for the first time Friday that the United States is 'at war' with ISIS militants."

Nothing to Do With Islam.  [T]he rise of al Qaeda in the 90s was also explained as anything and everything other than what it was and still is — a movement with deep religious roots.  Under administrations of both parties, the mantra of our leaders has been "nothing to do with Islam."  We created various euphemisms like "Islamism," "Radical Islam," "Islamic extremists," or "Islamofascism," to explain an ideology that is firmly rooted in traditional Islamic theology and historical practice.  We were anxiously assured that Islam was a "religion of peace," its adherents tolerant and ecumenical.  Popular figures like Osama bin Laden were "heretics" who had "highjacked" this wonderful faith, distorting its doctrines to serve their evil lust for power.  We looked upon them as "beards from the fringe," malignant cranks like Jim Jones, Charles Manson, or David Koresh.  This fundamental error continues today, as Muslim violence and anti-Semitism are explained by every factor instead of the essential one — the theology, jurisprudence, and history of Islam.

Nothing to Do with Islam, Part 2.  In his comments on the jihad being waged by the Islamic State in northern Iraq (ISIL), President Obama recycled yet again the shopworn false knowledge about Islam that continues to compromise our response to Muslim violence:  "So ISIL speaks for no religion.  Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents.  No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day."  Over at the New York Post, a columnist rightly took the president to task by saying, "You can't divorce the Islamic State from religion."  Unfortunately, the column is full of numerous misstatements that perpetuate the illusion that there is some peaceful, tolerant version of Islam that has been distorted and twisted by "extremists" or "fundamentalists."

Sorry Mr. President, ISIS Is 100 Percent Islamic.  In a televised address on how to address the Islamic State this evening, President Barack Obama declared the organization variously known as ISIS or ISIL to be "not Islamic."  In making this preposterous claim, Obama joins his two immediate predecessors in pronouncing on what is not Islamic.  Bill Clinton called the Taliban treatment of women and children "a terrible perversion of Islam."  George W. Bush deemed that 9/11 and other acts of violence against innocents "violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith."  None of the three has any basis for such assertions.  To state the obvious:  As non-Muslims and politicians, rather than Muslims and scholars, they are in no position to declare what is Islamic and what is not.

It's Not a Misnomer.  When you are dealing with an administration whose officials look you in the eye and tell you the Muslim Brotherhood is a "largely secular" organization, it's tempting to laugh off the idiocy spouted by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry about how the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam.  We should resist the temptation, though, because there is a dangerous purpose behind the laughable assertion.  Obviously, Bing West and Daniel Pipes are correct that the terrorist group is entirely Islamic.

The Nowhere Man Goes to War.  Pity Barack Obama.  Our hapless chief executive must be suffering from a cognitive disorder the size of Alpha Centauri.  The poor guy grew up on the anti-imperialist mouthings of lefty poet Frank Marshall Davis, schoolboy revolutionary Bill Ayers and later anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi, not to mention the well-known anti-American excrescences of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and now he has to go to war — as an imperialist — against the very Third World people he was told again and again we colonized and destroyed.  His head must be about to explode.  No wonder he insisted in his Wednesday night speech that the Islamic State is not Islamic — what is it?  Hindu?

Obama's speech strategy: open with your biggest lie.  Over the past several weeks, there's been a plethora of discussion over Obama's "strategy" vis-à-vis ISIS (aka ISIL), whether he actually had a strategy and, if so, what it might be.  Well, he certainly had a strategy for the speech he gave last night.  Like an entertainer who opens his act with his biggest number, Obama's strategy was to open his speech with the most blatant, brazen, bald-faced lie imaginable.  It had me livid within the first few minutes of his speech, when he had the colossal gall to state, "First of all, ISIL is not Islamic.  No religion condones the killing of innocents."

Obama says the Islamic State 'is not Islamic.' Americans disagree.  Throughout his presidency, President Obama has emphasized one point while talking about Islamist extremists:  They are not practicing Islam, he has said, they are perverting it.  He took that a step further Wednesday night.  While announcing that he's expanding the campaign against the Islamic State extremist group into Syria, Obama said flatly that this group, which is trying to install a caliphate in the Middle East, "is not Islamic."  He didn't say they are perverting their religion; he said they're not even part of that religion.

State Dept Manages to Come Up With More of a Howler than Obama's 'Manageable Problem' Line.  Earlier today [9/3/2014], President Barack Obama said that America's goal should be to "shrink" the Islamic State until it is a "manageable problem."  His own vice president, Joe Biden, later contradicted him, saying that we will "follow ISIS to the gates of Hell, because Hell is where they will reside."  This afternoon, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki did a "what he really meant to say" routine.

Black Flag in Jersey: A Jihadist Identifier Camouflaged.  On Tuesday August 12, Marc Leibowitz alerted Homeland Security that a black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was hanging on a house in Garwood, New Jersey.  As a former Israeli paratrooper he understood the importance of reporting suspicious activity.  The black flag that was hanging in New Jersey is an indisputable identifier of jihadist terrorist groups including al-Qaeda.  It is one of several variations of the 'Black Flags of Jihad'. [...] The black flag signifies the battle flag of the Prophet Muhammad.

NJ man says ISIS flag flown on porch a misunderstanding.  A 44-year-old Muslim convert says it was news to him that the flag he hung outside his house is the same banner waved by the murderous jihadist group known as Islamic State.  Neighbors and passersby who took to Twitter were alarmed at the black flag emblazoned with the Arabic words "The only god is Allah" flying from above the porch of Mark Dunaway, in Garwood, N.J.  The chilling banner flew next to a red flag of Islam, but Dunaway said he never intended to show support for the terrorist group infamous for beheading Christians.

New Jersey Muslim Flying ISIS Flag Says He is a Patriotic American.  Mark Dunaway, the Muslim in question, is flying a flag that does contain the Shahada under the seal of Mohammed.  It's the flag used by ISIS along with a few other Jihadist groups.  There are a variety of "black flags" of Jihad.  The black flag is a war flag.  The specific choice of war flag indicates identification.  If he's been flying it for ten years, that would be around the time that ISIS as Al Qaeda in Iraq became prominent during the Iraq War.

Why I'm considering quitting.  Obama used the known deserter/traitor/musloid convert Bergdahl for the release of the top five most valuable Gitmo detainees because the entire former American government, now fronted by the imbecile-puppet Obama, along with the Clinton machine, and a massive contingent of bureaucrat operatives loyal to the megabanks saturating all three branches and the military, has been overthrown and is explicitly allied with islam.  Obama, Clinton, the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon and on and on has been completely infiltrated by the Musloid Brotherhood, and those not in the MB per se are allied with it because it is a highly complementary political system with a litany of shared goals and objectives, namely the establishment of a tyrannical oligarchy looting and dominating by terror a massive, destitute underclass.  Obama IS Musloid Brotherhood, for all intents and purposes.  They own him and have since his earliest days.  No, he doesn't believe in the faux-religious aspects of the musloid political system, because almost none of the musloids above the very lowest caste do.  It's a TOTALITARIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM, not a religion.

Islamic Leaders: ISIS Are Not Muslims, They're Criminals.  The purported beheading of a second American journalist by ISIS is prompting Islamic leaders in the Washington area to not only condemn their actions, but to make clear the terror group does not speak for the Muslim community in the United States.  "In their struggle to give a voice to the oppressed, they have fallen victim to the oppression and brutality of ISIL," said Saif Inam with the Muslim Public Affairs Council.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations held a press conference at CAIR headquarters near Capitol Hill on Tuesday night to condemn the actions of ISIS. Islamic leaders say the group are not Muslims, but instead are criminals.  "Let me be clear, the actions of ISIL are counter to the teachings of Islam and do not represent the faith in any way," Inam said.

5 Times Obama Spoke Loudly and Carried a Tiny Stick.  On Wednesday [9/3/2014], President Obama, speaking from Estonia, launched a series of bizarre comments at the Islamic State.  After announcing that America "will not be intimidated" by the Islamic State — a bizarre statement from the most powerful man on the planet about a terrorist group he called "jayvee" just a few months ago — Obama explained that America could make ISIS a "manageable problem" if it could mobilize the "international community." [...] Acne is a manageable problem.  Terrorist groups threatening the United States while making massive territorial inroads and beheading all religious dissenters should be eliminated.

Kerry: 'The Real Face of Islam is a Peaceful Religion'.  One day after the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) released a video showing the brutal beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff — the second American journalist ISIS has decapitated on video — Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech saying that Islam is a "peaceful religion based on the dignity of all human beings," and that ISIS is not "the real face of Islam."  "I want to take advantage of this podium and of this moment to underscore as powerfully as I know how, that the face of Islam is not the butchers who killed Steven Sotloff.  That's ISIL," Kerry said at a ceremony honoring Shaarik Zafar, who was just appointed as the State Department's special representative to Muslim communities.

Obama's Willful Blindness.  Terrorism is magically transformed into an act of workplace violence (Ft. Hood) or called man-made disasters.  The words "Islam" or "Muslim" are never to be used in the context of violence, since that would be racist or xenophobic — it is the hate that dare not speak its name.  Instead, his fiction-filled Cairo speech was a paean to the wondrous history of Islam written by Ben Rhodes, a failed short-story writer promoted to Deputy National Security Deputy Adviser.  Obama's proxies and flacks have followed the company line.  Islam is the religion of peace — a mantra among liberal politicians (Nancy Pelosi called Hamas a "humanitarian organization" for example).

Islam, Postmodernism, and Poltiical Correctness.  One of the most important tools humanity needs right now is frank speech about Islam.  Unfortunately, in journalism, on campuses, and in politics, politically-correct speech codes demonize any analysis of Islam as "Islamophobia."  Speech taboos are obeyed across a wide spectrum.  In September, 2001, after the 9-11 attacks, President George Bush stated, "Islam is peace."  In 2007, his fellow officers declined to take effective action against U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, even after he exhibited to them a PowerPoint presentation that cited the Koran to predict and support his subsequent, 2009 shooting of soldiers at Fort Hood.  As the Christian Science Monitor put it, the Army may have chosen to "ignore red flags out of political correctness."

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?  Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.  It's a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem:  it's entirely false.  Barack Obama has made it clear: "ISIL speaks for no religion.  Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents."

Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: "Principles of Allah" Are Key to Peace.  Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that "the principles of Allah" are the key to peace in the Middle East.  Carter spoke to the group on Saturday [8/30/2014].

State Dept. Official: 'Just Not Accurate' to Characterize Boko Haram as Muslim.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) questioned [Ambassador Robert] Jackson about whether the administration is properly characterizing the threat. [...] "Can I suggest that I think there's another motivation that's not getting nearly enough attention, and that is that this is clearly motivated by an anti-Christian attitude of this group," Rubio continued, citing "a grotesque statement" from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau:  "It is either you are with jahideen, or you're with the Christians.  We know what is happening in this world. It is a jihad war against Christians and Christianity.  It is a war against Western education, democracy and constitution... This is what I know in Quran.  This is a war against Christians and democracy and their constitution.  Allah says we should finish them when we get them."

White House: Boko Haram Is An Education Problem, Not A Jihad.  White House officials are openly trying to portray the Boko Haram jihad movement as a symbolic obstacle to girls' educational progress, instead of another murderous Islamist group that could be fought by U.S. forces.  The straight-faced effort to change the subject from jihad to education policy is a reach even for the White House's media team, partly because the jihadi group has a decade-long history of bombing Christian churches and schools, and killing thousands of Africans.  On May 12, for example, the group paraded more than 100 kidnapped girls who have converted to Islam to escape rape.

A Retrograde Creed.  Contrary to what has been told us, Islam may be the most sterile philosophy to have captured the mind of man.  No other philosophy so thoroughly destroys whatever people it has gotten a grip on.  Once Islam is firmly in control, the society not only halts in its progress, but actively devolves.

Rep. Keith Ellison: Islamist Terrorists Struggle For Democracy Like We Struggle Here For Income Equality.  Whatever the question, politicians have a way of working their issue of the day into the answer.  Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) took that tendency to new heights today [1/17/2014].  Asked on Morning Joe to explain the disproportionate amount of terrorism against the United States that emanates from the Islamic world, Ellison, the first Muslim Member of Congress, asserted that it is the struggle for democracy, not the Islamic faith, that motivates the terrorism.

It's not poverty that breeds jihadis.  Here's a refresher cheat sheet:
  •   9/11 lead hijacker Mohammed Atta went to Hamburg University to study urban planning.
  •   Convicted al Qaeda scientist Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani who studied microbiology at MIT and did graduate work in neurology at Brandeis.
  •   Osama bin Laden did a summer school stint at Oxford.
  •   Underwear bomb operative Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab was an elite Nigerian engineering student who studied at one of Britain's leading universities and lived a gilded life.
  •   British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheik, a London School of Economics student, was convicted of abducting and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl.
  •   Seven upper-middle-class jihadi doctors were implicated in the 2007 London/Glasgow bombings.
  •   Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri had a medical degree. So did former Hamas biggie Abdel al-Rantissi.
  •   Khalid Sheik Mohammed attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C., and then transferred to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he earned his degree in mechanical engineering along with 30 other Muslims. [...]
Bin Laden was dedicated to spending every last penny of his inherited Saudi fortune — estimated at $50 million to $300 million — to wage war on the West.

Kerry: 'Root Cause of Terrorism' Is Poverty.  Secretary of State John Kerry covered a broad range of topics with his counterpart Pietro Parolin at the Vatican in Rome on Monday [1/13/2014].  Besides Syria, the Middle East peace process, Sudan, and Cuba, the subject of poverty came up during their discussions.  In remarks following the meeting, Kerry linked poverty not only to terrorism, but to the "disenfranchisement of millions."

1001 Pieces of Islamist Propaganda: Fabricated Exhibit Comes to D.C.  J. Christian Adams' article [...] sheds light on an important but little-noted weapon of the Islamic propaganda machine in the U.S.: the whitewashing of the ghastly Islamic present by creating a fictional glorious Islamic past.  1001 Muslim Inventions, a traveling museum exhibit, has appeared all over the West to huge acclaim.  It has indoctrinated hundreds of thousands of children into a rosy and romanticized view of Islam that makes them less appreciative of their own culture's achievements and more complacent about Islamization in the West.

Fact or Fiction?: 1001 Muslim Inventions Comes to Washington D.C.  National Geographic Explorer's Hall in Washington D.C. has hosted some of the most prestigious exhibits in America. [...] Currently it is hosting a curious exhibit through February 2013 entitled "1001 Inventions: Discover the Golden Age of Muslim Civilization."  This high tech, slickly produced exhibit explicitly seeks to debunk the "myth" that the dark ages were dark.  The exhibit purports to provide examples of innovations from Muslim civilization, and some of the claims may come as a surprise to those familiar with the Wright Brothers or Yuri Gagarin.

Moderate Islam?  Every time anything even marginally critical of Muslims or Islam appears in the media apologists, Muslim or otherwise, respond by saying 'moderate voices must be heard' or 'misconceptions about Islam are widespread' or 'Islam is really a religion of peace and tolerance' or other such platitudes.  These pronouncements are dead wrong.  What we must look at is how and why Islam manifests itself the way it does and what we must listen to are the cries of its victims, those that are still alive that is.

The Myth of the Moderate Muslim.  A Muslim will insist on a minor change in the way things are being done.  They will object to the name of a street or a business; a religious symbol, usually a cross, will be banned because it is considered offensive.  Islam will be added to a school curriculum, Christianity will be dropped.  Sometimes the changes are bigger than big like turning the beds in a hospital so they face in the direction of Mecca.  Feeling themselves subdued and brought low the hospital officials acquiesce.  In some hospitals nurses are busy during prayer time turning beds in the proper direction.  A Bible on display on a bedside table is Verboten.  And where are the Moderate Muslims?  They are nowhere to be heard.  They don't exist.

Normalization of Islam.  Mohammed was born in Mecca, Arabia in AD 570. [...] Mohammed was brought up from age six by his uncle and trained as a shepherd.  He began robbing caravans in his teens and later married Khadeejah a rich widow who was 15 years older than him.  They had six children who all died at a very young age except one daughter, Fatima.  Mohammed was illiterate.  He did not write the Koran.  He was subject to Epileptic seizures and it was during these fits that many of his pronouncements were recorded by his followers and later became part of the Koran and a second book known as the Hadith.  Mohammed said that he was possessed by evil spirits.
[Emphasis in original.]

The Truth about Islam:  All too often, American analysts have assumed that Muslim individuals and groups who have no open involvement with terrorism fully accept pluralism, constitutional values, and Western notions of human rights, including the freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and equality of rights for women.  And all too often, they have been wrong in that assessment, often disastrously so.

Moderate Islam?  Every time anything even marginally critical of Muslims or Islam appears in the media apologists, Muslim or otherwise, respond by saying 'moderate voices must be heard' or 'misconceptions about Islam are widespread' or 'Islam is really a religion of peace and tolerance' or other such platitudes.  These pronouncements are dead wrong.  What we must look at is how and why Islam manifests itself the way it does and what we must listen to are the cries of its victims, those that are still alive that is.

The Myth of the Moderate Muslim.  A Muslim will insist on a minor change in the way things are being done.  They will object to the name of a street or a business; a religious symbol, usually a cross, will be banned because it is considered offensive.  Islam will be added to a school curriculum, Christianity will be dropped.  Sometimes the changes are bigger than big like turning the beds in a hospital so they face in the direction of Mecca.  Feeling themselves subdued and brought low the hospital officials acquiesce.  In some hospitals nurses are busy during prayer time turning beds in the proper direction.  A Bible on display on a bedside table is Verboten.  And where are the Moderate Muslims?  They are nowhere to be heard.  They don't exist.

The myth of moderate Islam.  The estimable Patrick Sookhdeo, who has done superlative work tracing the systematic denial of rights and persecution of Christians by Muslims in Pakistan, has written a superb piece underscoring what I have said many, many times:  there are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate:  the teachings that the jihad terrorists use to justify their actions are embedded in the core of the religion.

Exposing the Myth of Moderate Islam.  The hatred of the Jews is in the Quran.  The first sura of this book is a prayer where Muslims supplicate to Allah "Show us the straight path.  The path of those whom Thou hast favored; not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray."  Muslims agree that "those whom Allah has favored," are Muslims, "those who earn Allah's anger," and "those who go astray" are Jews, and Christians, respectively. ... Because Muhammad hated the Jews, Muslims will always hate the Jews.  This hatred is inseparable from Islam.

What Muslim Scientific Achievements?  [Scroll down]  Walid Phares, an author and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, noted that the U.S. shouldn't "be in the business of bringing religion, Islam or other to space development." ... "This is a ridiculous concept.  Those who enter a spaceship are humans not members of religious sects.  I think what lays behind this medieval perception of space technology is a policy of partnership with Islamist regimes, most of which are oppressive of their own people."

More about the latest NASA scandal.

There is No Peaceful Solution to Terrorism.  It has become fashionable in modern circles to believe that terrorism is the cry of the oppressed, that bombs on buses are the voice of the disempowered and that beheaded schoolteachers are the response of a people deprived of their human rights.  They are of course wrong.  Terrorism is nothing more than strategic atrocity, a horror show meant to shock and repulse, to weaken morale and bring about negotiations.

Islamville community weathers suspicions.  Unlike the Amish or other religious groups who mistrust modern culture, the Muslims of the Americas use cell phones, drive cars, watch television and surf the Internet, especially for education.  They also socialize with their neighbors. ... "We're just like everybody else," said [Haneef] Shabazz, while sitting in the bleachers at Stokes Field in Dover, watching his daughter try out for a local softball team.  "We just get up before the sun to pray."

The Editor says...
Yeah, they're just like everybody else, except that they're offended by just about everything, their women walk around in a head-to-toe sack, you never know when they'll blow themselves up, or open fire on unarmed bystanders, or kill their own family members to protect their so-called "honor", and their ultimate goal is world domination.

War and Peace — and Deceit — in Islam (Part 1).  Amazingly, for all the talk that Islam is constantly being "misunderstood" or "misinterpreted" by "radicals," the fact is, as opposed to most other religions, Islam is a clearly defined faith admitting of no ambiguity:  indeed, according to Sharia (i.e., "Islam's way of life," more commonly translated as "Islamic law") every conceivable human act is categorized as being either forbidden, discouraged, permissible, recommended, or obligatory.  "Common sense" or "universal opinion" has little to do with Islam's notions of right and wrong.

War and Peace — and Deceit — in Islam (Part 2).  The fact that Islam legitimizes deceit during war cannot be all that surprising; as the saying goes, all's fair in love and war.  Moreover, non-Muslim thinkers and philosophers, such as Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and Hobbes, all justified deceit in war.  The crucial difference, however, is that, according to all four recognized schools of Sunni jurisprudence, war against the infidel goes on in perpetuity — until "all chaos ceases, and all religion belongs to Allah" (Koran 8:39).

The Muslim Accomplishments That Weren't:  Individual Muslims have been successful in the full range of the human scientific and artistic endeavor.  But a closer examination of these successes reveals that they came about because these individuals stepped outside of the Muslim realm.

Welcome Back, Carter.  Now that our silver-tongued president has gone to Cairo to soothe Muslims' hurt feelings, they love us again!  Muslims in Pakistan expressed their appreciation for President Barack Obama's speech by bombing a fancy hotel in Peshawar this week.  Operating on the liberal premise that what Arabs really respect is weakness, Obama listed, incorrectly, Muslims' historical contributions to mankind, such as algebra (actually that was the ancient Babylonians), the compass (that was the Chinese), pens (the Chinese again) and medical discoveries (huh?).

The myth of moderate Islam.  The estimable Patrick Sookhdeo, who has done superlative work tracing the systematic denial of rights and persecution of Christians by Muslims in Pakistan, has written a superb piece underscoring what I have said many, many times:  there are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate:  the teachings that the jihad terrorists use to justify their actions are embedded in the core of the religion.

Exposing the Myth of Moderate Islam.  The hatred of the Jews is in the Quran.  The first sura of this book is a prayer where Muslims supplicate to Allah "Show us the straight path.  The path of those whom Thou hast favored; not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray."  Muslims agree that "those whom Allah has favored," are Muslims, "those who earn Allah's anger," and "those who go astray" are Jews, and Christians, respectively. ... Because Muhammad hated the Jews, Muslims will always hate the Jews.  This hatred is inseparable from Islam.

Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt?  Despite the willful denials of the Obama administration and progressives in general, most Americans understand we are at war with Islamic fascists determined to establish a worldwide, totalitarian, religious empire.  Yet even most conservatives insist that such people are only a miniscule segment of the Muslim community.  What if they're not?  And if, as stated above, we are at war, why we are so hell-bent on giving so-called "moderate" Muslims the benefit of the doubt?

Muslims Use "Taqiyya" to Deceive Non-Muslims About Islam.  The Arabic word Taqiyya means "deceit" or "dissimulation."  Unlike the Christian or Jewish religions, Islam not only permits its believers to lie but actually commands it in some circumstances.  For the most part, Muslims are not supposed to lie to one another; but, exceptions are made for smoothing over differences between friends, lying to one's wife, and lying in warfare.

Crime & Punishment in Islamic Law.  This article examines classic Islamic law, the "Shari'ah," regarding crime and punishment.  Recently, the "Ground Zero Imam" Egyptian Feisal Abdul Rauf claimed Muslim and American law were essentially the same.

On The Falsehoods in Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's Essay:  On April 1st, The Washington Post, in its continuing state of dhimmitude, allowed Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative and promoter of the Park51 mosque near Ground Zero, to serve Americans a smorgasbord of Islamic taqiyya, "Five myths about Muslims in America."  Taqiyya is the Islamic practice of saying one thing in English, and another in Arabic.  His article was reprinted in numerous newspapers across the country.

Crime & Punishment in Islamic Law.  This article examines classic Islamic law, the "Shari'ah," regarding crime and punishment.  Recently, the "Ground Zero Imam" Egyptian Feisal Abdul Rauf claimed Muslim and American law were essentially the same.

On The Falsehoods in Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's Essay:  On April 1st, The Washington Post, in its continuing state of dhimmitude, allowed Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba Initiative and promoter of the Park51 mosque near Ground Zero, to serve Americans a smorgasbord of Islamic taqiyya, "Five myths about Muslims in America."  Taqiyya is the Islamic practice of saying one thing in English, and another in Arabic.  His article was reprinted in numerous newspapers across the country.

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