A firestorm of controversy has erupted on the normally quiet campus of Connecticut College in New London over philosophy professor Andrew Pessin’s (right) Facebook post that many are claiming was “racist” toward Palestinians. (Oh, pray tell, what “race” is Palestinian?) Apparently, none of these perpetually offended Muslim whiners are complaining about the anti-Arab Connecticut College ‘camel’ logo.
WNPR The professor, Andrew Pessin, said the entire event has been taken out of context and that the outcry is not about his alleged racism, but is a concerted effort to attack his reputation because of his pro-Israel point of view. (And not incidentally, because he is Jewish)
The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut college, as well as the history department have issued statements to the college community condemning hate speech, and raising the issue of censorship on college campuses.
The “CCSRE would like to clearly state that we do not condone speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality,” an email read.
Pessin posted a message on his Facebook wall last August wherein he referred to the “situation in Gaza” as “a rabid pit bull chained in a cage” that, when set free, “comes roaring bounding out, snarling, going for the throat.” At that time, Israel was fighting Hamas in Gaza in a seven-week battle that left thousands dead or injured, most of them from Gaza.
Pessin’s post went relatively unnoticed until a (Muslim) student saw it in February and reached out to Pessin, saying his post offended her. He told WNPR that he apologized, and removed the post. But Pessin said that students on campus and at least one other faculty member launched a campaign attacking his comments and calling on the college to denounce his views.
Below is a screen shot of Pessin’s Facebook post.
A letter from college President Katherine Bergeron noted that the controversy “raised important questions about the nature of free speech,” but it did not address the nature of Pessin’s post.
Two weeks after he apologized and removed the post, The College Voice printed three letters attacking Pessin’s views. They pointed to the “dehumanizing language” used, and how it could be a precursor for violence or oppression against Palestinians. In the comments under Pessin’s initial Facebook post, a person named Nicole commented that the “dogs” need to be put down, and Pessin wrote “I agree” underneath.
Pessin has taken a ‘medical’ leave of absence and will not be teaching for the rest of this semester.
During a conversation about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s statement that he became a country music fan directly after 9/11, Ebony Senior Editor, Jamilah Lemieux, opened up the conversation with this remark: “Nothing says ‘Let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.”
Mediaite While co-panelists Joan Walsh and Michael Steele could be heard laughing at Lemieux’s remark, guest-host Melber responded: “Well, I mean there’s plenty of country music that doesn’t have that message, right?” A few minutes later the MSNBC host apologized for her inappropriate remark.
‘Hey, payback’s a bitch, ain’t it, Jewboy,’ Obama is revealing in this unprecedented move, which confirms he is done pretending to be a ‘friend’ to the Jewish state. With the release of this declassified document, detailing the Israeli nuclear program in depth, the US has clearly breached a non-disclosure silent agreement made with Israel many years ago.
Another highly suspicious aspect of the document is that while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel’s sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
The 386-page report entitled “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations” gives a detailed description of how Israel advanced its military technology and developed its nuclear infrastructure and research in the 1970s and 1980s.
The timing of the revelation is highly suspect, given that it came as tensions spiraled out of control between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama ahead of Netanyahu’s March 3 address in Congress, in which he warned against the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program and how the deal being formed on that program leaves the Islamic regime with nuclear breakout capabilities.
Obama on Netanyahu’s speech before Congress
The Pentagon declassified the document after Grant Smith, an activist who heads a radical anti-Israel group, filed a Freedom of Information Act request, according to reports.
Smith’s Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy organizes an anti-Israel conference each year in Washington, D.C. Last year, theconference featured speakers from anti-Semitic and pro-Islamist publications. During the Q & A session, a speaker openly called for education about the supposed “Zionist-Nazi collaboration” during the Holocaust, while another endorsed the possibility that “Israel had a hand in 9/11.”
A controversial Dearborn Muslim hate preacher, on probation for fraud, and on the U.S. government’s radar for his Islamic extremist views, must tell the feds where and from whom his income is coming. He owes $250,000 in restitution charges and they believe he is hiding assets and information.
WXYZAhmad Jebril has failed to pay the majority of the nearly $250,000 in restitution he owes after facing 42 charges of financial fraud, they say.
Jebril’s probation is set to come to an end in mere days. He has refused to answer the U.S. Attorney’s questions, they claim. His attorney was fighting the call that he be forced to testify to his financials. Its believed he may have lied to his probation officer, and testifying could lead to new charges.
Judge Rosen said today—too bad. He wants Jebril to testify, but with some protections. That’s to be discussed tomorrow in further detail. Jebril, who was reading what appeared to be a copy of the Quran in court, refused to comment, and walked away from 7 Action News cameras after court.
The 7 Investigators have reported extensively on Jebril over the past year. He is known for advocating Jihad and influencing hundreds of thousands of ISIS followers on social media.
The Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violencereleased a report in April that said Jebril was the most popular inspirational figure for Western fighters flocking to join ISIS. Jebril’s “popularity is particularly strong among groups like ISIS.” Among the militants the center surveyed, more than half of those who liked Jebril on his Facebook page and followed him on Twitter were with ISIS.
Sharia, or Islamic Law, is used by many Muslim countries as their main system of federal and local laws. Oppressive Islamic fundamentalist countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia use such laws, as do terrorist organizations like ISIS and the Taliban.
WLTX “Radical Islam has declared war on the United States of America,” Republican Representative Chip Limehouse said. “They’ve captured journalists and reporters and cut their heads off, so a little small change in the law that’s pushing back and saying what were all about is kind of a good thing for South Carolina.”
It is not the first time lawmakers have tried to push for an anti-Sharia law bill. In 2010, a similar bill was proposed but did not pass. The federal government/Obama Regime deemed anti-Sharia Law bill unconstitutional in 2012, striking down a similar bill in Oklahoma(that was passed by an overwhelming majority of Oklahomans in a referendum vote)
But Republican representative Chip Limehouse, who proposed the bill, says it could still be a threat to the current judicial system. “I think in order to avoid the constitutional challenges that will certainly come, we’re gonna change the word Sharia Law to foreign law,” he said. “Its broader based but not so specific.”
Three Chinese Uighur Muslim terrorists executed for their role in train station attack that killed 31 and injured 141 people last year.
Final total was 31 dead, 141 wounded
CNN China has executed three men convicted of plotting a knife attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming last year. The Kunming City Intermediate People’s Court said that Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were put to death Tuesday. A female attacker, Patigul Tohti, was pregnant at the time of her arrest and was sentenced to life in prison.
No Muslim beards allowed in Chinese prisons
It said they had committed intentional homicide, led a terrorist group and organized the mass knifing, which also wounded 141 people. The names of those executed were Uighur, a Muslim ethnic group from Xinjiang, northwest China. Authorities had blamed terrorists from the region for the attack, just another in an increasing wave of Muslim terrorist attacks being waged on the Chinese public.
The train station attack shook the country and state media labeled it “China’s 9/11.” Dressed in black and wielding long knives and machetes, several assailants stormed the station on March 1, 2014 seemingly hacking at anyone in sight.
Authorities said police shot four perpetrators dead on the scene and captured another. It was the deadliest of a recent spate of violent incidents that have been carried out by the Uyghur Muslims.
UK Daily Mail Distressing photos circulating online showed bodies, pools of blood and abandoned luggage scattered across the terminal floor in the wake of what authorities termed an ‘organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack’.
Beijing blamed the attack on ‘separatists’ from the resource-rich far western Xinjiang region, where at least 200 people have died in attacks and clashes between locals and security forces over the last year.
The remote autonomous region, which borders Central Asia, is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority. But campaign groups have accused China of preventing the men from having a fair trial.
Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress said: ‘China is using the death penalty for political means in order to avoid the root cause of the problem.’ (Yes, the need to drive all the Muslims out of China)
‘The defendants did not get a dignified trial and China used this event to incite discrimination against Uighurs.’ However, China has vowed to step up punishment of ‘violent terrorists’, and is drafting its first-ever anti-terrorism law.
Chinese courts convicted 712 people on terrorism-related charges last year, an increase of more than 13 per cent, according to chief justice Zhou Qiang.
Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who is believed to have been the intended target of one of the Copenhagen shootings in February, says police have told him he can never return to his home in southern Sweden.
The Local Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who gained international notoriety for a cartoon portraying the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, emerged unscathed from a deadly attack in a Copenhagen last month, the latest in a string of death threats against him.
Vilks was speaking at a debate on Islam and freedom of expression when a gunman fired a volley of shots into the Krudttønden cultural centre, leaving a 55-year-old man dead and three police officers wounded. The 68-year-old artist has also survived a foiled assassination plot and other attacks since his drawing of the Muslim spiritual leader was published in a local Swedish paper in 2007 with an editorial on the importance of freedom of expression.
Vilks, who has been in hiding since the attacks in Denmark, says he has been moved between three different locations and was told by Swedish police this week that he could not go back to his house in Höganäs in southern Sweden.
After being briefly allowed to collect some belongings several weeks ago, police supervised as a removal company packed up the rest of his possessions on Tuesday afternoon.
“Police did not want me to be there, they watched as everything I had there was moved. I had to make some quick decisions about the stuff I wanted to keep,” he told The Local’s team in Stockholm on Wednesday.
“I am still living in hiding. No one really knows what they [the police] are planning and discussing. They haven’t found a solution. They want to put me in a place where it is safe to keep me for a long time. My last house was very close to the road and you could reach it too quickly or get away. You would have needed a whole army there,” he added.
The 68-year-old cartoonist, who whipped up an outcry across the Muslim world with his 2007 sketch of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, was already living under police protection before the shootings in Copenhagen in February. Vilks was among those attending the event at a cultural centre that was attacked.
He returned to the city earlier this month to receive a prize from the Danish Free Press Society, but has otherwise rarely been seen in public and several talks and discussions he was due to attend have been cancelled.
Asked about whether he felt his own rights were being restricted as he sought to promote freedom of expression, he said: “I am getting used to it because the most important thing for me is that I have the possibility to do my work and I do have a mini studio [where I am living] where I can do paintings and drawings.”
He said he was disappointed that “no one dares” to exhibit his current sketches and paintings, but pleased that he could make them available online. The Danish Free Press Society is currently selling his controversial Muhammad piece.
Five men have now been arrested in connection with the twin Copenhagen shootings at a cultural centre and Jewish building that left two people dead.
Lars Vilks has been under attack since his first Mohammed cartoons were published in 2007:
This convert to Islam is what Barack Hussein Obama exchanged for five Taliban terrorists, at least one of whom has already returned to the battlefield. According to intelligence reports, four of the five Taliban freed to obtain Bowe Bergdahl’s release are expected to return to the battlefield.
Berghdahl attorney Eugene Fidellreportedly told journalists that Bergdahl was presented with a charge sheet on Tuesday. In addition to the desertion charge, Bergdahl will also be charged for “misbehavior before the enemy.”
TownhallThe United States Army announced this afternoon from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice with one count of desertion with intention to shirk important and hazardous duty and one count of misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.
Last year President Obama held a ceremony in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents and touted the swap of Bergdahl as an important moment in U.S. history, arguing no American should be left behind on the battlefield.
If convicted, the first charge of desertion carries a potential maximum penalty of dishonorable discharge, rank deduction, forfeiture of paid allowances and maximum confinement of five years. The second charge of misbehavior before the enemy carries a potential maximum penalty of reduction in rank, forfeiture of paid allowances, confinement for life.
So, apparently, it is now the official position of the US military that the US government went out and traded five terrorists for a deserter. (He should have been charged with treason and hanged, but he won’t be. He should at least face life in prison, but he’ll likely be given 5 – 10 years, then probably pardoned by Obama before he leaves office. Six soldiers were killed looking for this Muslim POS)
National Security Advisor Susan Rice said during an interview with ABC News that Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.
Not a single member of Bergdahl’s platoon came forward to defend him against desertion allegations. In fact they all contradict Susan Rice’s claim that Bergdahl “servered with honor.”
Shortly after the swap was released, many members of Bergdahl’s Afghanistan platoon came forward to accuse him of desertion. Allies of the administration questioned the integrityof the men for doing so. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Brandon Friedman suggested publicly that the platoon might be full of “psychopaths.” State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf portrayed the allegations of platoon members as not credible and the men as liars. She refused to apologize for doing so.
Says the fully-veiled Muslim woman dressed in a large black Heftie Bag that makes her look like a mailbox.
Tahani Abu Jazar, lecturer on Islamic law at the Islamic University in Gaza, defended the status of women in Islam, saying: “The woman does not have the same needs as the man.” The man, she said, “uses the left hemisphere of the brain,” whereas the woman “uses both parts of her brain.” According to Abu Jazar, “this proves that the testimony of a man equals that of two women.”
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) will soon be mandatory in every Alberta school…but what about Muslim institutions, known to advocate for the execution of homosexuals? The Edmonton Islamic Academy gets $6 million annually from Canadian taxpayers.
Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean at Cornell University, is captured on hidden camera advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-Islamic State club on campus, how to obtain funding to send care packages to ISIS and Hamas, and astonishingly, how to bring a member of ISIS to Cornell to conduct a ‘training camp.’
Scaffido stated that Cornell would allow a Pro-ISIS club to invite a “freedom fighter” to campus to do a training camp for students and compared it to “bringing in a coach to do training on a sports team.”