Jihad Report: October 28, 2016
Ben Shapiro The Daily Wire October 27, 2016
So, Hillary Clinton thinks that religious discrimination is bad. On Thursday, The New York Times ran a report on Muslim parents living in fear of Donald Trump. “I Had A Scary Dream About Donald Trump,” screamed the headline, “Muslim Parents Face a Tense Election.” Here’s a segment of the amazing hit piece:
It was the morning after the second presidential debate, which the Elcharfa family’s two youngest daughters watched in the basement of their Staten Island home with their parents. In the middle of the night, Maaria went to her parents’ room twice, unable to sleep, and walked to the living room and checked her family’s security camera. That morning, Mr. Elcharfa, 52, asked his daughter what she saw in the nightmare. “He was so mean to us,” she said. “He had a scary face, like a zombie or something.” In the dream, Maaria later said, Mr. Trump came to the home of every Muslim family in the country and put each one in jail. “Don’t worry,” he told his daughter, comforting her. “He’s just talk.” He tried to sound convincing. But her nightmare unsettled him.
The piece linked violence against Muslims to Trump, of course. 2015 featured 260 hate crimes against Muslims; this was still far lower than the 647 instances targeting Jews, who constituted nearly 57 percent of all hate crime victims.
Hillary responded to the piece with alacrity on Twitter:
That’s fine talk from the same woman who once proclaimed that anyone who did not comply with her views on social leftism ought to give up their religion. In 2015, she stated, “Far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth…Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
So much for embracing our heritage – if you won’t bake a cake for a gay wedding, give up Jesus. Now.
Hillary’s the same woman whose campaign director, John Podesta, received an email from Sandy Newman of Voices for Progress that called Catholicism “a middle ages dictatorship” in need of “a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church.” Podesta issued no challenge to such bigotry.
Religious Americans across the country hold our breaths thanks to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic Party seeks to quash religious non-profits, religious day schools, and even nunneries that don’t comply with its wishes on everything from abortion to same-sex marriage. Hillary doesn’t get to pretend to defend religion while paving the way for its destruction…
Hannity, with guests Judge Jeanine Pirro, Monica Crowley, Tucker Carlson Fox News Oct 27, 2016
To appreciate how the media has been collaborating with the Clinton campaign…
…to rig the election in her favor…
…recall how, during the primary season, Trump was railing against Fox News…
…not CNN, NBC, etc…
…because, back then, the mainstream media was giving him billions of dollars’ worth…
…of free positive air time…
We now have the emails that prove this was all part of a coordinated effort…
…between the Hillary campaign and the mainstream media… Dave
NewsMax Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016
Nightly newscasts of ABC, CBS and NBC have been bashing Donald Trump for the past three months with “hostile” coverage, a study from the conservative Media Research Center finds.
According to the study, Trump has gotten far more broadcast network news coverage than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — and 91 percent of it has been hostile. The study finds:
- The networks spent 440 minutes, or 56 percent, focused on Trump’s “personal controversies,” compared with 185 minutes, or 38 percent, on Clinton’s controversies.
- Trump’s treatment of women got 102 minutes of evening news airtime; Clinton’s age and health, and her personal meal server garnered 93 minutes combined.
MRC said it analyzed 588 evening news stories that either discussed or mentioned the presidential campaign on the major networks’ evening newscasts from July 29 through Oct. 20.
“Even when they were critical of Hillary Clinton — for concealing her pneumonia, for example, or mischaracterizing the FBI investigation of her e-mail server — network reporters always maintained a respectful tone in their coverage,” the study found. “This was not the case with Trump, who was slammed as embodying ‘the politics of fear,’ or a ‘dangerous’ and ‘vulgar’ ‘misogynistic bully’ who had insulted vast swaths of the American electorate,”…
Rich Noyes, director of research for the MRC, said the result didn’t surprise him.
“I think most people got the sense that this was a hostile place for Trump, the establishment media,” he told Politico. “I would say looking at the big picture, the Trump campaign and to a lesser extent Republicans in general wanted this to be a referendum on Obama … the Clinton campaign, the Democrats, once Trump was picked wanted this be a referendum on Donald Trump. Television news has for the past 12 weeks has been giving the Democrats the campaign they wanted.”…
Fox and Friends, with guest Newt Gingrich Fox News Oct 28, 2016
Former House speaker discusses the controversies surrounding Clinton, Obamacare woes, the state of the race…
This report makes clear that the students knew exactly what they were doing…
I’m willing to cut them a little slack though…
They would have never put this call center together…
…without the support of full-grown Democrat Party operatives…
It is the corrupting influence of Democrat Party ringleaders that is the worst part of this story…
They train the next generation of leaders to be as criminal as themselves… Dave
Amber Athey Campus Reform Oct 27, 2016
A Students for Hillary chapter at the University of Chicago was busted for using university facilities to phone bank for Clinton, which is a violation of school policy.
Campus Reform discovered several Facebook posts (since deleted) from the UChicago Students for Hillary group encouraging their members to join phone banking events in university library classrooms.
“University facilities may not be used for political fundraising or…partisan political campaign activities.”
Using university resources for political activities is expressly forbidden at UC, and could have caused implications for the school’s tax-exempt status had the students been allowed to continue.
“Join us on Wednesday to celebrate Hill’s birthday with another phone bank 5-7 p.m. in Reg Room 303!” read one post from October 23.
“Reg Room” refers to reservable rooms inside of Regenstein Library, typically used for group study. In order to reserve a room, students only have to provide personal information and a name for their group.
The Students for Hillary group was clearly familiar with the procedure by that point, having reserved rooms in the building for the same purpose at least twice before,on September 28 and Oct. 5.
The official schedule for the rooms lists a reservation in Regenstein Room 303 from 5-7:30 PM for “uc4h,” an acronym the group formerly used on their Facebook page.
However, University of Chicago policy prohibits non-registered student organizations from engaging in political campaign activity using university facilities.
“University facilities may not be used for political fundraising or any other partisan political campaign activities,” the policy reads. “University facilities may be used to conduct non-partisan voter education and registration programs.”…
‘Fraud in few key counties could affect presidential race’
If it is only happening in states that are up for grabs, it is not a coincidence… Dave
Garth Kant World Net Daily October 27, 2016
WASHINGTON – With early voting proceeding at a pace the Associated Press calls “far quicker than 2012” – and with more than 12 million voters having already cast ballots – reports of potential voter fraud also appear to be on the rise.
But it may not be the amount of voter fraud that matters. It could be how well-targeted any real fraud is that makes all the difference in who will become the next president.
And, as it happens, voting problems have been reported in almost all of the key swing states.
In fact, most of the problems reported are in swing states.
Sharyl Attkisson, perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist, told WND, “Some experts tell us it would be possible to commit fraud in relatively few key counties to affect the outcome of the presidential race.”
“I would be going after the central polling system, and I would also go after the third-party administrators of the people who are taking in the votes, which is what happened in Arizona and Illinois and possibly Florida,” he told Attkisson.
“I’m no expert in voter fraud, but the concept is very real,” Attkisson told WND on Thursday. “We would be naive to believe that there aren’t political forces inside and outside the U.S. that would like to affect our elections and that have the technical ability to do so.”
She may not be an expert, but the information she has gleaned from experts led her to a chilling observation.
“The main questions are: How pervasive is it, and is it enough to make a difference in an election outcome? If it’s done properly, we would never know it – or at least be able to prove it.”…
Watch Obama lie straight-faced into the camera…
…and then brag that he has the most transparent administration in U.S. history…
He is infuriating… What a bastard… Dave
Conservative 50 Oct 26, 2016
March 2015 interview with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante, President Obama answers questions about the private email system that Hillary Clinton used for official government business while she was secretary of state…
The Clintons don’t draw lines between their ‘charity’ and personal enrichment.
Keep in mind that news organizations and universities are all large corporations too…
Is it any wonder why so many big corporations are “in the bag” for Hillary?… Dave
Kimberley A. Strassel The Wall Street Journal Oct. 27, 2016
In an election season that has been full of surprises, let’s hope the electorate understands that there is at least one thing of which it can be certain: A Hillary Clinton presidency will be built, from the ground up, on self-dealing, crony favors, and an utter disregard for the law.
This isn’t a guess. It is spelled out, in black and white, in the latest bombshell revelation from WikiLeaks. It comes in the form of a memo written in 2011 by longtime Clinton errand boy Doug Band, who for years worked simultaneously at the Clinton Foundation and at the head of his lucrative consulting business, Teneo.
It is astonishingly detailed proof that the Clintons do not draw any lines between their “charitable” work, their political activity, their government jobs or (and most important) their personal enrichment. Every other American is expected to keep these pursuits separate, as required by tax law, anticorruption law and campaign-finance law. For the Clintons, it is all one and the same—the rules be damned.
The memo came near the end of a 2011 review by law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett into Clinton Foundation practices. Chelsea Clinton had grown concerned about the audacious mixing of public and private, and the review was designed to ensure that the foundation didn’t lose its charitable tax status. Mr. Band, Teneo boss and epicenter of what he calls “ Bill Clinton, Inc.,” clearly felt under assault and was eager to brag up the ways in which his business had concurrently benefited the foundation, Clinton political causes and the Clinton bank account. The memoed result is a remarkably candid look at the sleazy inner workings of the Clinton grifters-in-chief.
The cross-pollination is flagrant, and Mr. Band gives example after example of how it works. He and his partner Declan Kelly (a Hillary Clinton fundraiser whom Mrs. Clinton rewarded by making him the State Department’s special envoy to Northern Ireland) buttered up their clients with special visits to Bill’s home and tête-à-tête golf rounds with the former president. They then “cultivated” these marks ( Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, UBS) for foundation dollars, and then again for high-dollar Bill Clinton speeches and other business payouts.
Teneo’s incestuous behavior also included Mrs. Clinton’s State Department. The Band memo boasts that Mr. Kelly (while he was Mrs. Clinton’s State envoy) introduced the then-head of UBS Wealth Management, Bob McCann, to Bill Clinton at an American Ireland Fund event in 2009. “Mr. Kelly subsequently asked Mr. Mccann [sic] to support the Foundation, which he did . . . Mr. Kelly also encouraged Mr. Mccann [sic] to invite President Clinton to give several paid speeches, which he has done,” reads Mr. Band’s memo. UBS ultimately paid Bill $2 million.
American Ireland Fund meanwhile became a Teneo client, and made Mr. Kelly (of former State envoy fame) a trustee, where he “ensured that the AIF is a significant donor to the Foundation.” AIF then bestowed upon Mrs. Clinton a major award on her final trip to Northern Ireland in 2012, in an event partly sponsored by . . . Teneo.…
Why isn’t the IRS investigating the Clinton Foundation?
The answer to this question is the same as it is for another question: “Why didn’t the FBI do an honest investigation of Hillary Clinton?”
The answer is that laws don’t apply to the Clintons…
They do whatever they want… Dave
Bill McGurn The Wall Street Journal Oct. 27, 2016
Hillary and Bill Clinton are asking for a third term in the White House, and voters who want to know what this portends should examine the 12-page memo written by a Clinton insider that was hacked and published Wednesday by WikiLeaks. This is the cold, hard reality of the Clinton political-business model.
Longtime Clinton aide Doug Band wrote the memo in 2011 to justify himself to lawyers at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett who were reviewing his role and conducting a governance review of the Clinton Foundation at the insistence of Chelsea Clinton. In an email two weeks earlier, also published on WikiLeaks, Ms. Clinton said her father had been told that Mr. Band’s firm Teneo was “hustling” business at the Clinton Global Initiative, a regular gathering of the wealthy and powerful that is ostensibly about charitable activity.
Poor innocent Chelsea. Bill and Hillary must never have told her what business they’re in. If she had known, she would never have hired a blue-chip law firm to sweep through the hallways of the Clinton Foundation searching for conflicts of interest. Instead of questioning Mr. Band’s compensation, she would have pleaded with him never to reveal the particulars of his job in writing.
But she didn’t, and so Mr. Band went ahead and described the “unorthodox nature” of his work while emphasizing his determination to help “protect the 501(c)3 status of the Foundation.” That’s the part of the tax code that has allowed the Clinton Foundation to remain tax-exempt on the premise that it is dedicated to serving humanity.
Mr. Band graciously copied John Podesta, then adviser to the board, who would eventually become Hillary’s campaign chief. His helpful reply was to suggest that Mr. Band “strip the defensive stuff out” and later “go through the details and how they have helped WJC” [ William Jefferson Clinton].
The Band memo reveals exactly what critics of the Clintons have long said: They make little distinction between the private and public aspects of their lives, between the pursuit of personal enrichment, the operation of a nonprofit, and participation in U.S. politics.
Mr. Band writes that he and his colleague Justin Cooper “have, for the past ten years, served as the primary contact and point of management for President Clinton’s activities—which span from political activity (e.g., campaigning on behalf of candidates for elected office), to business activity (e.g., providing advisory services to business entities with which he has a consulting arrangement), to Foundation activity.”
This excerpt and all the potential conflicts it describes, plus Chelsea’s warning about business “hustling” at foundation events, would seem more than ample cause to trigger an IRS audit of the foundation. For that matter, why aren’t the IRS and prosecutors already on the case? Any normal foundation has to keep records to show it is separating its nonprofit activity from any for-profit business…
Comey would only reopen the case at this point in the election cycle…
…if what he found was is very, very serious… Dave
The Associated Press October 28, 2016
MANCHESTER, N.H.— The FBI says it will investigate whether there is classified information in newly discovered emails that appear to be related to its probe of Hillary Clinton’s email practices.
The new emails came from a sexting investigation of Anthony Weiner, a U.S. official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to comment publicly. Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton aide who now is a top official on her campaign team.
Donald Trump immediately pounced on the turn of events, seeing an opportunity to press the argument he’s long tried to make against Clinton: That she thinks she’s above the law and that she put U.S. security at risk by using her personal email.
The GOP nominee told cheering supporters at his first campaign rally of the day that he has “great respect” for the fact that the FBI and the Department of Justice are now “willing to have the courage to right the horrible mistake that they made” in concluding the investigation earlier.
Trump said of Clinton, “We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office. … This is bigger than Watergate.”
The Friday afternoon disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee, which the agency said was complete in July.
In a letter sent Friday to congressional leaders, FBI Director James Comey said that new emails have emerged, prompting the agency to “take appropriate investigative steps” to review information that flowed through the private email sever Clinton used while serving as secretary of state…
Published October 28, 2016 FoxNews.com
The FBI has reopened its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state after discovering new emails – apparently during the probe of former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s sexting – in a stunning turn of events just days before the presidential election.
FBI Director James Comey informed top members of Congress in a letter Friday that the bureau has “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
Comey did not detail those emails, saying only that they surfaced “in connection with an unrelated case.”
An FBI source, though, confirmed to Fox News that the new emails were discovered after the bureau seized devices belonging to disgraced Rep. Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide who recently announced she was separating from the former congressman. The New York Times first reported on the Weiner investigation connection, noting the FBI had been probing texts Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl.
As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans seized on the FBI’s decision, interim Democratic Party leader Donna Brazile simply tweeted, “Good grief,” after the news of the Anthony Weiner connection broke. The Clinton campaign called the decision to revisit the case so close to the election “extraordinary,” and urged Comey to provide more details.
Comey gave only a brief overview in his letter to lawmakers of what prompted their decision. He wrote that the investigative team briefed him on the information a day earlier, “and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”
He said the FBI could not yet assess whether the new material is significant and he could not predict how long it will take to complete “this additional work.”
The move comes after Comey and the Justice Department decided in July not to pursue charges over Clinton’s email practices, saying at the time that the investigation was finished. Comey later came under criticism from Trump, GOP lawmakers and others who claim the investigation downplayed the mishandling of classified information during Clinton’s tenure.
Trump, speaking to cheering supporters Friday afternoon in Manchester, N.H., praised the FBI for having the “courage” to “right the horrible mistake that they made” – saying he hopes that is “corrected.”
“Hillary Clinton’s corruption is on a scale we have never seen before,” Trump said. “We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office.”
In a nod to the significance of the FBI’s announcement, Trump quipped: “The rest of my speech is going to be so boring.”
Other GOP lawmakers also weighed in, urging the bureau to pursue a thorough new probe…
Gregg Jarrett October 28, 2016 FoxNews.com
If past is prologue, and it usually is, then a Hillary Clinton presidency may be engulfed and disabled by scandal.
Make that plural –scandals. As a consequence, she is likely to accomplish little on behalf of the American people. In other words, her presidency could be dead on arrival the moment she is sworn into office.
How do we know this? First, the FBI announced Friday that it is reopening its criminal investigation of Clinton’s personal email server.
FBI Director James Comey did not give details except to convey that, in connection with an unrelated case, new evidence had been uncovered. The Director said his agency would “review these new emails to determine whether they contain classified information.”
This is a stunning new development. It will surely do enormous damage to Clinton’s chances of winning the office she has long coveted. But if she is elected notwithstanding, the FBI investigation itself will hobble her presidency from the outset. The cloud of distrust and scandal that already hovers over Clinton could grow exponentially.
Second, the powerful chairman of a congressional committee and many others on Capitol Hill are vowing to pursue their investigations of wrongdoing by Clinton. These are the very people with whom the new president must work to accomplish anything meaningful on behalf of Americans who are yearning for something other than gridlock in Washington.
But the WikiLeaks emails are like gasoline on a fire. Clinton doesn’t deny their authenticity. And every day begets yet another damning revelation of misdeeds and concomitant cover-ups. Even Clinton’s own aides and allies express bewilderment over her chronic mistakes. Some are appalled.
Why would Clinton behave with such reckless abandon when so much is at stake? Because Clinton seems addicted to misbehavior, yet never recognizing it as such.
As pointed out in my last column, she routinely breaches the bounds of propriety. She steps right up to the line of illegality and dangles her foot over it, unconscious or uncaring of the repercussions.
If her activities are not illegal, they are surely unethical. By her own actions, she has transformed herself into the poster child for moral turpitude. And there is no reason to believe she will suddenly stop upon assuming the nation’s highest office, should she win the election. Indeed, sitting in the Oval Office may only serve to embolden her to push the envelope of opprobrium even further.
Let’s review. She stands accused of deliberately evading public disclosure laws by hiding emails on a private server, then lying about it. She is suspected of using her position as Secretary of State to confer benefits in exchange for money from foreign donors (notoriously called “pay-for-play”). It looks like she and her husband leveraged their charity foundation to enriched themselves personally to the tune of tens of millions of dollars…
Unearthed tape: ‘We should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win’
Rigging elections is old hat for Hillary… Dave
Ken Kurson Observer 10/28/16
On September 5, 2006, Eli Chomsky was an editor and staff writer for the Jewish Press, and Hillary Clinton was running for a shoo-in re-election as a U.S. senator. Her trip making the rounds of editorial boards brought her to Brooklyn to meet the editorial board of the Jewish Press.
The tape was never released and has only been heard by the small handful of Jewish Press staffers in the room. According to Chomsky, his old-school audiocassette is the only existent copy and no one has heard it since 2006, until today when he played it for the Observer.
The tape is 45 minutes and contains much that is no longer relevant, such as analysis of the re-election battle that Sen. Joe Lieberman was then facing in Connecticut. But a seemingly throwaway remark about elections in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority has taken on new relevance amid persistent accusations in the presidential campaign by Clinton’s Republican opponent Donald Trump that the current election is “rigged.”
Speaking to the Jewish Press about the January 25, 2006, election for the second Palestinian Legislative Council (the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority), Clinton weighed in about the result, which was a resounding victory for Hamas (74 seats) over the U.S.-preferred Fatah (45 seats).
“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,” said Sen. Clinton. “And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”
Chomsky recalls being taken aback that “anyone could support the idea—offered by a national political leader, no less—that the U.S. should be in the business of fixing foreign elections.”…
Florida Family Association October 28, 2016
CAIR posted the following report on October 24, 2016:
CAIR Asks Virginia Sheriff to Drop Sponsorship of Anti-Muslim, Anti-Immigrant Seminar
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/24/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on a Virginia law enforcement agency to drop its sponsorship of an upcoming seminar featuring a representative of an anti-Muslim hate group, the leader of which claims the CIA director is a “secret Muslim.”
CAIR says the Greene County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a November 5 “Understanding the Threat” seminar billed as “a very interesting and informative class on the Muslim religion” and presented by an employee of notorious Islamophobe and anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist John Guandolo. “Understanding the Threat” is a presentation normally offered by Guandolo himself.
Anti-Muslim anti-immigrant activist Suzanne Shattuck, who has called for the deportation of American Muslims, will also speak at the event.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization that tracks hate groups in America, describes Guandolo as “a disreputable character, who regularly attacks the U.S. government, claims that the director of the Central Intelligence Agency is a secret Muslim agent for the Saudi government and says that American Muslims ‘do not have a First Amendment right to do anything.'”
In a letter to Greene County Sheriff Steven S. Smith, CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor wrote in part:
“Everyone, even anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant bigots, have the First Amendment right to spew their hatred and conspiracy theories, but that bigotry should not have the implicit endorsement of a law enforcement agency. Let these individuals pay for their own private speaking venue and be ignored, as they deserve.”
“The sponsorship of this event by the sheriff’s office sends the message to members of the local Muslim community that they may not be protected against the growing number of hate incidents targeting Muslims nationwide due to rising Islamophobia.”
It is truly sad to see the Council on American Islamic Relations vigorously opposing law enforcement training that will benefit the public safety of all Americans…
October 27, 2016 Associated Press
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former National Guard soldier from Virginia has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge after admitting that he traveled to Africa and boarded a truck to join the Islamic State group before ultimately bailing out.
Twenty-seven-year-old Mohamed Jalloh, of Sterling, was arrested in July after a sting operation in which he discussed launching a Fort Hood-style attack. At a plea hearing Thursday in federal court, new details emerged showing Jalloh made contact with the Islamic State before the government became aware of him.
Jalloh, a naturalized U.S. citizen, admitted Thursday that he traveled to his native Sierra Leone last year and connected with an Islamic State facilitator. While he backed out of traveling to join the Islamic State in Libya, he gave hundreds of dollars to support recruits…
Ann Corcoran Refugee Resettlement Watch October 28, 2016
We have heard that the US Department of State has secretly identified 47 new resettlement office locations to add to their 200 or so sites listed here.
Readers are asking me how can they find out if their town is targeted. There are only two ways to know (there is NO list provided by the feds) either someone leaks the planning process, or you see an article like this one at WPDH Hudson Valley. However, by the time they are at this stage of the planning, months of work as well as an R & P Abstract has been prepared and most likely the skids have been greased with local elected officials.
If you live in or near Poughkeepsie, and you care, you have work to do. Here is the short news article which announces a public meeting (that will be structured in such a way to limit criticism).
By the way, it is ‘Christian’ charities like Church World Service, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Catholic Charities that have been changing the demographic make-up of New York State to the point that churches are being converted to mosques in the region.
They are trying to get these offices open before Inauguration Day in case Donald Trump is elected. It will be much harder for him to slow the flow if the offices are up and running! If Hillary wins they will be on the glide path to 135,000 or more!
A new resettlement office is opening up in Poughkeepsie to help Syrian refugees integrate into the Hudson Valley after arriving in the United States.
Church World Service announced in a press release that they will be opening up a new location in Poughkeepsie. The global humanitarian organization is one of nine U.S. resettlement agencies and has already been working to resettle refugees in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse…
Michael Patrick Leahy Breitbart News 26 Oct 2016
Twenty-three Syrian refugees have been resettled in Nevada during the first 25 days of FY 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website. Should this pace of Syrian refugee resettlement continue for the remaining 340 days of the fiscal year, 335 Syrian refugees will be resettled in the state, a more than 400 percent increase from the 60 Syrian refugees resettled there in FY 2016.
No Syrian refugees were resettled in Nevada until FY 2015, when 8 arrived.
Until late in FY 2016, all Syrian refugees were resettled in Clark County (Las Vegas) by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. In September 2016, however, three Syrian refugees were resettled in Reno by the Northern Nevada International Center the local affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, one of the nine politically powerful voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) who are paid more than $1 billion per year by the federal government to operate the refugee resettlement program.
During the first 25 days of FY 2017, 17 Syrian refugees have been resettled in Reno by the Northern Nevada International Center, 6 have been resettled in Las Vegas by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. The Office of Refugee Resettlement and the State Department recently indicated it will be expanding the resettlement of refugees to smaller communities around the country.
Last November, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said “she never let her formal support for the application by the Northern Nevada International Center to begin the [Syrian] refugee resettlement program [in Reno],” the Reno Gazette-Journalreported:
Reno could begin accepting Syrian, Iraqi, Cuban and other refugees who have undergone extensive federal screening as early as next summer if a local non-profit organization’s application to become a resettlement agency is approved.
The center’s application, which coincidentally was sent just hours before news of the unfolding terrorist attacks in Paris reached the United States, claims support from Schieve and the Reno city manager’s office.
The center’s application to become an “affiliate refugee resettlement agency of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants” was first reported by Reno Gazette-Journal columnist Jon Ralston.
Schieve said several months ago she had reached out to the center to learn more about how Reno might become part of the humanitarian effort to relocate more than 20,000 Syrian refugees who have been referred to the United States for resettlement consideration. No more than 10,000 could actually be resettled through the U.S. State Department and its partner agencies.
But when it came time for the center to file the application, Schieve had yet to ask the full Reno City Council to approve a resolution of support—a resolution Schieve said would be necessary for the city to formally back the effort.
“The one thing we are in support of are any humanitarian efforts,” Schieve said. “At the same time, we don’t condone anything to do with terrorists, of course. We have to take pause to make sure this vetting process is exactly what the federal government needs it to be, especially in light of the Paris attack.”
Under the Refugee Act of 1980, the federal government and the director of Office of Refugee Resettlement are required to consult with state and local officials prior to the resettlement of refugees within their jurisdiction…
October 28, 2016 FoxNews.com
A Russian fighter jet flew so close to an American plane in Syria that “you could feel the jet wash of the plane passing by,” U.S. defense officials said Friday, highlighting an escalation of near-misses in recent weeks.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeff Harrigan said the incident happened on Oct. 17 when a Russian jet was escorting a larger spy plane and came to “inside of half a mile” of the American aircraft, AFP reports.
Another U.S. official who spoke to the news service on condition of anonymity said the American pilot felt the turbulence produced by the passing Russian plane.
Harrigan says there has been an increase in close calls between American and Russian aircraft in Syria over the past six weeks, with one happening “every 10 days-ish.”…
Susannah George Associated Press Oct. 28, 2016
QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq — The Islamic State group appears to be using tens of thousands of people as “human shields” in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country’s second largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.
It has received reports of more than 200 people being killed for refusing to comply with IS orders or previously belonging to Iraqi security forces. It said “credible reports” suggest IS has been forcing tens of thousands from their homes in districts around Mosul.
“ISIL’s depraved, cowardly strategy is to attempt to use the presence of civilian hostages to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations, effectively using tens of thousands of women, men and children as human shields,” spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said in Geneva.
She said 232 people, mostly former officers, were reportedly shot Wednesday, and 24 on Tuesday.
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that IS militants were going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering hundreds of civilians at gunpoint on a forced march north into the city, apparently using them as human shields…
ISIS forced the Christians of the Nineveh plain around Mosul to flee. Now they are returning, but in the key town of Qaraqosh, the fighting rages on.
Florian Neuhof The Daily Beast 10.26.16
QARAQOSH, Iraq—The church’s interior has been blackened by fire, and the altar has been vandalized. ISIS graffiti has been smeared on the walls, and songbooks lie burned on the ground. But the two priests, undeterred, make their way through the nave of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, climbing the narrow stairway to the mezzanine where the organ has been smashed, and emerge on the flat rooftop next to the belfry.
Here, the tolling of the bell of Iraq’s largest church once summoned 3,000 people to prayer on Sundays. Now the belfry is disfigured by cannon fire and the bell itself is gone, snatched from its chain.
Without hesitation, the priests climb on top of the arched roof running along the spine of the building. They are followed by a handful of men in military fatigues. A makeshift cross—two pieces of plywood strung together with copper wire—quickly follows, and the men begin feverishly to pile up stones to create a simple foundation.
Shots ring out nearby, and mortar rounds crash down a few hundred feet from the church, but within minutes the cross holds firm. Ecstatic, Father Majid and Father Amar burst into song, and the hallelujah rings out in Aramaic, the ancient language that links Iraq’s Christians to the genesis of their faith.
“I’m very happy now that we are able to return to our church,” says Father Amar after climbing back down from the roof, visibly shaken by emotion.
For over two years the Christians of Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian town, had been deprived of their place of worship. After ISIS stormed into Mosul in June 2014, the militants quickly turned their sights on the surrounding towns and villages, home to the majority of Iraq’s Christians. By August, they had taken Qaraqosh, forcing its 50,000 inhabitants to abandon the town.
But Father Amar’s joy at returning to his native Qaraqosh is tinged with sorrow about the destruction that surrounds him.
“Its very hard for us to see our town like this. Everything is damaged. Do you see that the bell of the church is missing? They destroyed it. Why? I don’t know,” says Father Amar, a middle aged man clad in black and wearing his clerical collar…
We have been duped for years into sending aid to starving Africans…
The truth is that the famines we see…
…are a reflection of political conflict, not a lack of food…
To prove this for yourself, consider the deserts of the United States…
Have you heard of people starving in them from a famine? I didn’t think so…
There is an even more distressing fact, which this article does not delve into…
Aid can only go to the starving people with the permission of the militias…
…or repressive governments who control them…
Therefore the aid we send only reinforces the power of the oppressors…
…who control the flow of the aid (and take a healthy chunk for themselves)… Dave
Robyn Dixon The Los Angeles Times October 23, 2016
Hadiza Adamu wandered Maiduguri, Nigeria, for days seeking help for her 1-year-old son, Hassan, who was growing weaker every day. (Robyn Dixon / Los Angeles Times)
The boy’s frail cry pierced his father’s heart. Saleh Umar feared his youngest son, Hassan, would die. The 1-year-old’s ribs protruded sharply, his shrunken arms were like twigs, his eyes dark hollows.
Since being driven from their village by the Nigerian extremist group and Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram, Umar and his family have often gone hungry. The six of them made their way to the dusty, sprawling city of Maiduguri, and Umar’s wife wandered the city for days in vain seeking help for Hassan.
Umar then made a desperate decision. On Oct. 6 he took the meager food the family had scraped together, a small bag of sorghum, and walked nine miles to his village to plant the seeds — food he knows he may not survive to harvest.
The famine killing thousands of children in northeastern Nigeria is forcing parents to take drastic measures, and aid workers fear the death toll will continue to spiral upward.
The famine is the product of Boko Haram’s scorched-earth attacks, which stopped farmers from planting, fishermen from casting their nets and traders from plying their goods. But aid from the Nigerian government and the international community only recently began to increase for a population that, already struggling with chronic malnutrition, has been tipped into starvation by the crisis.
Also, there have been allegations that food meant for desperate families has been stolen in recent months, one reason food parcels do not always arrive at aid stations and camps.
At least 65,000 people are in famine in Nigeria, according to aid experts, and 2.5 million children are malnourished.
“It doesn’t get worse. I call it the F-word,” Arjan de Wagt, UNICEF head of nutrition in Nigeria, says of the famine. “That’s the word you don’t want to speak of. These are the pictures of children that you don’t like to see.”
The images are sadly familiar in Africa — children with distended bellies and skin that appears to be pulled tight against bony frames…
A new law in Pakistan mandates a life sentence for honor killing, but the accused — with the consent of the judge –was able make use of a loophole.
In Pakistan, if the whole family is colluding on an honor killing…
…or if a murderous father frightens the rest of the family into going along with him…
…the murderer is unconvictable… Dave
The Clarion Project Wed, October 26, 2016
Faqeer Muhammad, his son and a nephew murdered his daughter, Kiran Bibi, and her alleged loved, Ghulam Abbas “to save the family’s honor” in 2014.
Abbas’ mother, Azmat Bibi, pressed charges against the three murders, but later she requested that the charges be registered as a “compoundable” offense. A compoundable offense is a legal status that allows the complainant to enter into a compromise and agree to have the charges dropped against the accused.
The court agreed that the charges would be registered as a compoundable after Azmat and her son pardoned the accused, saying they did not object to an acquittal, and waived their rights to qisas(retribution) and diyat (blood money).
It is unknown whether or not Azmat and her son were coerced into making such a request to the court.
As the legal heirs to their daughter, Faqeer and his wife also stated to the court that they “forgave the accused.” Subsequently, the judge ruled that the charges had become “groundless” and that since “there is no chance of conviction at all,” he acquitted the accused.
Commenting on the case, lawyers in Pakistan said that the entire procedure contravened Section 317 of the Pakistani penal code, which stated that no accused persons may pardon themselves. “It is astonishing that an accused is forgiving himself for murder charges. It is nothing but a joke with law,” said Pakistani lawyer Aftab Bajwa, speaking to The Express Tribune…
A RELIGIOUS body in Malaysia has called for food outlets to rename hot dogs or face being refused a halal certification – but rank and file Muslims are angry the bizarre ban makes them look foolish.
Stupid is as stupid does… Dave
Jon Rogers The Express (UK) Sat, Oct 22, 2016
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department, which is a government organisation, has made the ruling after Muslim tourists had complained.
In the Islamic country the fast food is made with chicken instead of the traditional pork.
Director Sirajuddin Suhaimee said: ”In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name cannot be related to halal certification.”
He added that the name was likely to cause confusion: “Any halal products that make consumers confused we have to change.”
Mr Suhaimee also said that hundreds of food outlets across the country that currently advertised hot dogs for sale would be checked to ensure they were not flouting the ban.
According to reports, Mr Suhaimee is believed to favour renaming the product as ‘hot sausages’…
13 people were caned October 17 in Indonesia’s Aceh province for unlawful intimacy between the genders.
The Clarion Project Wed, October 19, 2016
A woman given 23 strokes of the cane just for reportedly standing too close to her boyfriend was one of 13 people caned on Monday in Indonesia’s Aceh province, according to The Daily Mail. A fourteenth person, a pregnant 22 year old, was sentenced to caning, but the sentence will be carried out after she gives birth.
Aceh province in Indonesia applies the hudud, punishments ordained by sharia which include canings and other corporal punishments for a range of offences such as physical intimacy between unmarried couples.
One of the men was caned for spending time in a private space with a woman to whom he was not married, which might have lead to adultery.
Meanwhile, on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, a gay couple who posted a picture of themselves kissing on Facebook was arrested under the country’s indecency laws. The couple said they posted the picture to prove their love. The caption read “With my dear lover tonight. May our love last forever.”
Even though homosexuality is legal, the picture is considered pornographic.
Indonesia is currently working on shutting down Grindr and 80 other gay websites to clampdown on what it considers indecency…
The couple joined ISIS with their three children, and returned to Israel due to the harsh conditions in Mosul.
World Israel News October 20, 2016
An Israeli Arab couple was arrested in September upon their return to Israel from Iraq with their family and are being charged in court for having joined the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.
The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) stated Thursday that Wissam and Sabarin Zabidat, together with their children aged eight, six and three, joined ISIS in Syria in June of 2015 after being radicalized by online content.
Wissam was sent to Iraq and underwent military training and Islamic indoctrination. After the conclusion of his training, he served as security guard at an ISIS installation in Iraq and participated in raids on Iraqi troops, during which he was wounded.
Wissam was hospitalized in Mosul, where he was joined by his family. During that period, Wissam had no access to proper medical treatment, while has family lived in cramped quarters with no water, electricity or schooling for the children.
The family decided to return to Israel following the heavy fighting in the city and the poor conditions. They paid thousands of dollars to smugglers to get them to Turkey, and encountered many hardships on their way, including being fired upon by ISIS members and Turkish forces. They were arrested in Turkey, extradited to Israel and were arrested upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.
Information provided by the two debunks ISIS’ propaganda that life in the caliphate under their rule is good, the Shin Bet noted…
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