Black Caucus plans walkout to protest Holder vote Members of the Congressional Black C… Read more… Read more: http://times247.com/#ixzz1z5Muc1nm Ahmadinejad to attend Olympics over objections Ynet News Thursday, June 28, 2012 News Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to attend the Olympic Games in London, which will commence in a month, the secretary general of the [...]
How long will the world continue to look away while Iranian women are oppressed by the systematic, gender-apartheid policies of the Islamist dictatorship?
In Iran, women who dress themselves in a manner deemed immodest must reckon with reprisals from the Iranian Moral Police and the Revolutionary Guards. For more than 30 years there has been a public feud between women who challenge the rules, and the repressive forces in charge of enforcing them.
Again and again the Islamist rulers have ordered stricter enforcement measures, often resulting in mass arrests. According to Iranian police Chief Ismael Ahmadi Moqadam, Iran now wants to ratchet up its fight against women who it believes dress in an un-Islamic way. Moqadam says that his forces require the assistance of Iran’s “moral capital and pious people,” and that the regime “must not allow the virus to spread by badly worn headscarves.”
On June 19th, Iranian news agency Fars News quoted the police chief as saying: “We are keen to fulfill our legal and religious duty and we will behave in this way very carefully, so that no one protests.” The regime is again displaying its intolerance for dissent.
While police forces focus on repressive efforts, Iranian clerical authorities have begun attacking the West for propagating against Muslim culture. On June 17th, Fars News reported that Iranian cleric Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi Hojatulislam claimed that “Westerners lay traps for the youth” by propagating against the hijab and women wearing veils.
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/28/the-al-qaeda-muslim-brotherhood-coalition/print/ The Al Qaeda-Muslim Brotherhood Coalition Posted By P. David Hornik On June 28, 2012 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments Not long ago the Arab Spring was seen as a harbinger of democracy. It turns out that, instead, it’s creating breeding grounds for international terror—and safe havens for al-Qaeda itself. That [...]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/28/david-horowitz-discusses-the-new-leviathan-at-the-wednesday-morning-club/ To order “The New Leviathan: How the Left-Wing Money Machine Shapes American Politics and Threatens America’s Future,” the new book by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, click here. Attendees of the Freedom Center’s June 22nd meeting of the Wednesday Morning Club were treated to an invaluable lecture by Center President David Horowitz on his [...]
As the day of judgment approaches, half the country sits waiting for a small group of men and women to decide how many of our civil rights we get to keep. After two flawed decisions that draw not from the Constitution, but from policy and opinion, we wait hopefully for a third opinion that will set us free.
Today the Supreme Court is slightly tilted in our favor, which is to say that it has a few members who believe that the Constitution is more than blotting paper for their opinions, and that individuals and states have rights, rather than just being troublesome cogs in the mighty machine of the national policy apparatus bent on tackling one growing crisis or another.
How long will that tenuous state of affairs endure? Who knows. In the meantime we are caught between an omnipotent executive who believes that he is above the law, an unelected court which includes two of his appointees, one of them his lawyer, and a Congress which does little except spend gargantuan amounts of money. And our best bet is the court, because it is the hardest to bribe and some of its members believe in the law, rather than in the almighty policy ends that justify all means.
ROBERT FISK IS SO NOXIOUS THAT THE WRITER HUGH FITZGERALD COINED THE WORD “FISKED” FOR ANTI ISRAEL/ ANTI AMERICAN LIBEL AND SLANDEROUS PROPAGANDA POSING AS JOURNALISM…..RSK
Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the UK’s widely-read Independent, recently showed why it is that Islamic jihadists and terrorists, including the late Osama bin Laden , strongly recommend his propaganda to Western readers.
In a recent article  Fisk goes out of his way to demonize the abused Christian minorities of the Middle East for supporting those secularist leaders most likely to preserve their freedoms and dignity. For instance, after portraying the Middle East’s “old guard” in the worst possible terms, he complains that “Ahmed Shafiq, the Mubarak loyalist, has the support of the Christian Copts, and Assad has the support of the Syrian Christians. The Christians support the dictators. Not much of a line, is it?”
In Fisk’s way of thinking, Christians of Egypt and Syria are freedom-haters because they support the secularist old guard, whereas the Sharia-pushing Islamists are freedom-lovers.
“Not much of a line, is it?” — especially from someone who supposedly lives and travels in the Middle East and is deemed an authority on the region. Completely missing from his narrative is why Christians are supporting Shafiq and Assad: because the alternatives, the Islamists, have been making their lives a living hell.
Fisk’s biased narrative is, of course, not original to him, but rather originates with his friends — the Islamists. Soon after the first presidential elections in Egypt, many Islamists bemoaned Shafiq’s good showing, laying the blame directly on Egypt’s Christian Copts, who reportedly came out in large numbers voting for the secular candidates. Tarek al-Zomor, a prominent figure of the Gama’a al-Islamiyya, the terrorist organization that slaughtered some 60 European tourists, including several of Fisk’s countrymen, during the Luxor Massacre, “demanded an apology from the Copts” for voting for Shafiq, threatening that “this was a fatal error.”
http://pjmedia.com/blog/my-murdered-friend/?print=1 Early in October 1971, six young women in Vancouver, students at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, went to a dance one evening. Their names were Gerry, Gail, Linda, Laura, Gemma, and Eileen. Deciding the dance wasn’t any good, they went instead to Linda’s place, and “we all had quite a good time.” Adding [...]
DOJ vs. Florida: Round One, Florida Posted By J. Christian Adams
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The Justice Department has lost the first round in the fight over removing foreigners from Florida voter rolls.
Recall that the radical lawyers in the DOJ Voting Section frantically sued Florida to stop the removal of foreigners from Florida voter rolls. The DOJ lawsuit was a panicked and rushed response to Florida seizing the initiative and suing the Department of Homeland Security for failing to aid Florida’s search for foreigners on state voter rolls. The DOJ claimed the purge plan violated Section 8 of Motor Voter, a statute the Holder DOJ has entirely failed to enforce to remove ineligible voters since January 2009. The DOJ hinted that the purge plan violated the Voting Rights Act but quickly abandoned that theory.
Today, DOJ lost round one, badly. Justice sought a temporary restraining order to stop Florida from moving forward with detection of foreigners on the voter rolls. The Palm Beach Post:
Hinkle denied the request for the emergency stop to the program in part because he said the state was no longer doing it.
But he also rejected Justice Department attorney John Bert Russ’s argument that the non-citizen voter purge violates federal law.
That last part is the most important. DOJ took the radical position (what else is new) that Florida could not remove illegally registered non-citizens from the voter rolls within 90 days of an election. The court rejected this interpretation of Motor Voter.
In fact, sources tell me that the Voting Section chief actually has agreed with the position of Florida in this legal circumstance. He doesn’t believe that Motor Voter can preserve illegally registered voters on the rolls. But these days, rational and thoughtful legal analysis at Justice has given way to partisan law enforcement.
This isn’t the end of the story. Yesterday, True the Vote and Judicial Watch filed a motion to intervene to defend Florida’s non-citizen purge. (Disclosure: I am listed as of counsel on the pleadings.) True the Vote seeks to help Governor Scott enforce the law. It’s a shame we have a Justice Department more interested in keeping foreigners on the voter rolls than prosecuting the ones who committed crimes when they illegally registered to vote.
Neither should this surprise anyone. Since the early days of the Obama administration, this Justice Department has encouraged lawlessness and abandoned law abiding citizens. Priorities, I suppose.
ISRAEL DESERVED A WHACKING FOR THE COURT RULING THAT EVACUATED JEWS FROM THEIR HOME, BUT THE POINT IS THAT ISRAEL WILL GET BASHED AFTER EVERY CONCESSION AND ONLY A DISPLAY OF STRENGTH SUCH AS ENTEBBE, OSYRAK, STUXNET, THE SYRIAN STARTUP REACTOR AND THE 1967 WAR ELICITS RESPECT…..AND RENNERT’S CLINGING TO THE RIDICULOUS NOTION THAT THERE CAN BE A TWO STATE SOLUTION IS SIMPLY MORE POSTURING…..WHEN WILL THEY LEARN AND WHEN WILL RENNERT, A GOOD JOURNALIST AND SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL LEARN?…..RSK
Israel evacuates a settlement, but gets whacked by NY Times anyway
This week saw a generally peaceful evacuation of 30 Jewish settlers from a Beit El neighborhood in the West Bank — a move ordered by Israel’s Supreme Court which found that five buildings were on Palestinian land. For the affected settlers, it was a wrenching experience, but with urgings from their rabbi to comply peacefully, they packed up and moved to new housing elsewhere in Beit El.
One would think that such compliance with a lawful court order on a highly politically sensitive issue might be depicted as Israel going the extra mile to advance the peace process — but not by the New York Times. In fact, in its June 27 edition, the Times runs a purported news article by Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren that manages to use this event to indict Israel as driving another nail in the coffin of a two-state solution. (“Settlers Begin Mandatory Evacuation of a West Bank Outpost” page A10).
In Rudoren’s view, Israel — and only Israel — stands in the way of a peace deal with the Palestinians. Mahmoud Abbas is automatically forgiven for refusing to resume negotiations.
Rudoren’s real thrust is to focus on a compromise with the settlers forged by Prime Minister Netanyahu — in exchange for removal of this Beit El neighborhood, Israel will build another 300 homes in parts of Beit El that don’t sit on Palestinian land. But why should this be an impediment to achieving a two-state solution since Israel intends to keep Beit El in any two-state peace deal anyway? Plenty of room would be left on the West Bank for a viable, contiguous Palestinian state.
With an assist from some “experts” dug up by Rudoren, the Times draws its own conclusion that, to achieve peace, Israel must cede all of Beit El to a Palestinian state. Never mind what Israel might demand if peace talks ever resume. Never mind exactly what borders would be drawn for a Palestinian state. Rudoren and the Times, with all their imperious chutzpah, already have determined that Beit El, a town of 7,000 residents north of Jerusalem, must and will end up on the Palestinian side.
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2012/06/the_specious_logic_of_the_left.html Does MSNBC’s Ed Schultz really believe the nonsense that he spouts? His never-ending rants that anyone disagreeing with Obama is a racist are base and irresponsible. Together they form a screed that appears to have no end. Given this insulting and specious logic, we must presume that if Schultz and the rest of his [...]