Hitler has a lawsuit in the works for copyright infringement

Hope and change.

Here’s where you might have last heard of the Republic of New Africa.

Two hijackers who have been living in exile in Cuba claim they shot and killed a New Mexico police officer in self-defense after he stopped them in a stolen car in 1971 near Albuquerque.

Hill and Finney were interviewed in Havana, where they have been living since the 1971 hijacking of TWA Flight 106 at Albuquerque International Airport. Rosenbloom was shot days earlier.

At the time, the two men were members of a group called the Republic of New Africa, a Black Panther splinter group. They were driving across country when Rosenbloom stopped them.

After the shooting, the men went into hiding for several days and then called for a tow truck. They hijacked the truck and drove onto the tarmac at the airport where they commandeered Flight 106, which had 49 people aboard, to Tampa, Fla. They released the passengers there, and then took off for Havana after refueling.

Until now. At any rate.

On July 1, Chokwe Lumumba, an attorney with a long record of black radical activism, took office as mayor of Jackson.

A crowd of 2,500 packed the hall. The city councilors and other dignitaries, most of them African-American — Jackson, a city of 177,000, is 80 percent black — sat on the dais.

Then Lumumba smiled and raised his right hand halfway, just a little above the podium, briefly showing the clenched fist of a Black Power salute.

“And I want to say, free the land!”

Applause rang out, bells chimed, wooden staffs rose up and people shouted back, “Free the land!” That’s the motto of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA), the movement formed in 1968 that sought to turn the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina into an independent black nation.

DANIEL GREENFIELD: CAIR’S ISLAMOPHOBIA MELTDOWN **** Two days after the release of a CAIR report claiming to expose the network financing “Islamophobia”, Charles C. Johnson ran his own report documenting CAIR’s convoluted financing schemes. While the CAIR report attempted to stigmatize terrorism research by reporting on the straightforward funding of organizations and individuals such as Robert Spencer; the Johnson report showed […]

The Israel-Iran Proxy War in Nairobi: Dr. Emmanuel Navon Dr. Emmanuel Navon heads the Political Science and Communication Department at the Jerusalem Orthodox College, and teaches International Relations at Tel-Aviv University and at the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center. He is a Senior Fellow at the Kohelet Policy Forum.   The horrific attack perpetuated by Al-Shabab in Nairobi is a painful reminder of the Islamist […]

ROGER KIMBALL: A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT FREEDOM Out in beautiful Colorado Springs a few days ago, I was chatting with some friends about the philosophy of Michael Oakeshott [1]. (If you don’t know his work, I recommend it, in particular the brilliant essay “Rationalism in Politics [2].”) One of our merry band mentioned an essay by the Swiss-born French writer Benjamin […]

DAVID HORNIK: ISRAEL: LEPER OR LIGHT UNTO THE NATIONS? PART 7 It’s reported that since Syria’s civil war erupted two and a half years ago, over 120 Syrians have come to Israeli hospitals for medical treatment. They appear to come mainly to Ziv Hospital in Safed, in the upper Galilee, and to the Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, also in upper Galilee on the […]

CLAUDIA ROSETT: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY You might suppose that the United Nations General Assembly in New York is done with its opening exertions for 2013, now that the new UN celebrity, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, has flown home to help his boss, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, tend to such projects as — how has Rouhani described it? —  ”our […]

HOWARD GORDON TALKS ABOUT TV’S ANTI-TERROR EVOLUTION: BARRI WEISS Howard Gordon, the lead writer for ’24’ and co-creator of ‘Homeland,’ talks about the collision of news and popular culture in post-9/11 America. Imagine this: The daughter of a British soldier, left traumatized by her parents’ divorce, finds a surrogate family among her Muslim neighbors. The teenager converts to Islam and marries a Jamaican […]

PETER HUESSEY: HOW MUCH FOR A NUCLEAR DETERRENT? **** Major policy changes are masquerading as simple budget cuts. What is the right number of nuclear weapons? As many as lead the military planners in Russia and China to conclude, “Not today, comrade.” There are no budget savings that could justify, after the fact, the cost of a nuclear exchange between superpowers. Although the […]

Al Qaeda Quickly Constructing Main Mideast Base in Syria by Yaakov Lappin Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s official arm in Syria, is quickly entrenching itself in the north and east of Syria, where the Assad regime’s rule has collapsed. Jihad will spread outwards to the region, then threaten global security — possibly with biological and chemical weapons. Al Qaeda is quickly constructing its main regional […]

Inviting CAIR to Church Posted By Ryan Mauro When a Unitarian church in Florida decided to teach its congregation about Islam around the time of this year’s anniversary of 9/11, it brought in an extremist official from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) who has promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories. The group may no longer be embraced by the FBI, but CAIR’s list […]