What do you expect when the Commander-in-Chief is firing and forcing retirement of America’s best officers and military minds and replacing them with unqualified women, Muslims, and like-minded leftists?
Apparently, Obama is going to treat the beheading of James Foley as a law enforcement issue, not a military operation.
Pretty much, just how you would expect.
A Tennessee high school student claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom when she was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” when a classmate sneezed. Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner says her teacher told her that language was for church. (Is the teacher a Muslim?)
WMC “She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class, and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” Turner says. Turner says when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She says she finished the class period in in-school suspension. Turner’s family met with school leaders Tuesday. They say the teacher claimed Turner was being disruptive and aggressive. Some classmates showed support Tuesday by wearing hand made bless you shirts.
Turner said she doesn’t want trouble for her teacher but says she’ll stand up for her faith. “It’s alright to defend God and it’s our constitutional right because we have a freedom of religion and freedom of speech,” said Turner.
On the edge of this northern outpost an unfamiliar sight is emerging: twin giant minarets. Alaska’s small but growing muslim community is building the state’s first newly constructed mosque and terrorism indoctrination center. “This is our future,” said Osama Obeidi, one of the muslim-Americans leading the building effort for the Islamic Community Center of Anchorage. “We have second-generation Alaskans now, and (thanks to Obama’s ‘flood-America-with-as-many-muslims-as-possible’ policies) new muslims coming all the time.”
WSJ via Creeping Sharia (h/t Susan K) The 15,000-square-foot mosque, taking shape near a Sons of Norway Viking Hall, will eventually include a Sunday school and a community center. Heated floors will make worship in the bitter winters more comfortable.
The mosque is perhaps the clearest sign yet that Islam in the U.S. is rapidly pushing beyond traditional population centers such as Detroit and Los Angeles. As the number of American Muslims grows through both immigration and higher-than-average birthrates, domes and minarets are sprouting in areas as varied as the eastern mountains of Kentucky and Louisiana’s parishes.
The building boom reflects American Muslims’ desire for a sense of permanence as their religion shifts from one mainly imported by immigrants to one practiced by their American-born children and grandchildren, Muslim leaders say. The Muslim population in the U.S. is expected to more than double by 2030, to 6.2 million, according to a 2011 Pew Research Center study. By then, Muslims are expected to represent 1.7% of the U.S. population, making them as numerous as American Jews or Episcopalians today, the study says.
But rapid expansion has brought growing pains. Congregations are competing for construction funds and religious leaders, or imams, since both are in limited supply. And directing cash toward buildings can leave little for programming to retain young followers and offer professional counseling and educational services, some Muslim leaders say.
“There’s this ‘edifice complex,’ ” said Jihad Turk, president of Bayan Claremont, the Islamic graduate school at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. “You have incredible enthusiasm and energy around fundraising and building these buildings. But there’s little attention given to the programming, best practices and governance.”
A 2011 survey of U.S. mosques found a 74% increase in the number of Muslim congregations established between 2000 and 2011, rising to 2,106 from 1,209. About 30% of those congregations built new mosques, said the report sponsored by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and a coalition of Islamic organizations.
But even as their presence grows, Muslims continue to struggle to find their place in American society. A Pew Research study released in July showed Americans view Muslims “more coldly,” or negatively, than any other major religious group—including atheists—on a so-called “feeling thermometer.”
Though there is at least one other congregation in Alaska worshiping out of an existing space, Anchorage, with a population of about 300,000, has been one of the few sizable U.S. cities that lacked a purpose-built mosque, U.S. Muslim leaders said.
So far the mosque, which has its minaret bases but not yet its towers, hasn’t been met with much opposition, as projects have in some other parts of the country, say local Muslims and police. (Give them time. See below sign from Alaska)
And the stupid, ignorant Americans who encounter this offensive display of Islamic supremacism don’t even complain. Let’s see how complacent they remain when Muslims start beheading Americans in the street the way they do in London.
Islam is at war with us. REPEAT! Islam is at war with us and it’s way past time that Western leaders declared that we are at war with Islam. NOT terrorists. NOT violent extremists. NOT fanatics. We are at war with Muslims and everything Islam stands for.
Islamic State militants have threatened to attack U.S. targets ‘in any place’ in revenge for American air strikes against them in Iraq. The extremist group posted a chilling video showing a blood-spattered Star and Stripes next to the jihadist flag with the message in English: ‘We will drown all of you in blood.’
Daily Caller The message was accompanied by photographs of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of sniper shootings. You almost get the sense the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is trying to tell America something.
The terror group — which changed its name simply to the Islamic State since conquering significant swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — issued yet another violent threat against America, reports Reuters. In a message posted online Monday, the group warned: ”We will drown all of you in blood.”
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for ISIS, told VICE Media in one interview from the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa. ”We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
ISIS issued its latest threat on the same day President Barack Obama said in a press conference from the White House that American military assistance helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake a strategic dam recently conquered by ISIS. Earlier this month, President Obama authorized American military strikes on ISIS in order to prevent it from advancing on the Kurdish city of Erbil in Iraq.
According to Reuters, ISIS has warned it will strike Americans “anywhere” in response to U.S. attacks against its forces.
This is not the first time ISIS has threatened to strike the United States and its interests abroad. In recent interviews with VICE Media, ISIS members repeatedly warned the United States that it was among its targets. (WATCH: Child ISIS Member Threatens America With Destruction)
An American intelligence official warned last week that ISIS “sees conflict with the U.S. as inevitable.” Some terrorism experts and elected officials now say that ISIS is a greater threat to America than al Qaida was before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.
Frontpage by Daniel Greenfield (h/t NBHH) Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists.
Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He often voiced his disdain for Mitt Romney.
Dear #Syrians don’t believe that Romney will help you acquire surface to air missiles. He’s just saying that to prove Obama’s “weak”.
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) October 8, 2012
He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo.
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) November 22, 2012
But Foley ran afoul of at least some of the Sunni Jihadists in Syria. His twitter feed was filled with references to the FSA. And the FSA was going to be eclipsed by the Al Qaeda affiliates. And that was where he ended up.
When Austin Tice, an actual freelance journalist was kidnapped by Jihadists, Foley ridiculed the idea that Jihadists had kidnapped him. Surely Syrian Jihadists wouldn’t do that sort of thing. Except they did.
When Newsweek’s Muslim Rage cover story came out, Foley mocked it too. Raging Muslims. How silly and Islamophobic. Foley was fanatically anti-Israel and was even willing to echo Iranian propaganda.
In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-terrorist propaganda.
— James W. Foley (@jfoleyjourno) November 15, 2012
Calls grow for a social media blackout of ISIS terrorists. No! Let them post more to show the world what the Islamic Caliphate is all about.
UK Daily Mail A young jihadist from Britain has taunted the U.S. government with sickening messages on Twitter praising the brutal execution of kidnapped American photojournalist James Foley. Nasser Muthanna, 20, sent a number of tweets mocking U.S. efforts to defend Iraq’s Yazidi minority from genocide at the hands ISIS militants, saying they ‘can’t even protect their own citizens’.
The father of the Cardiff-raised militant – who appeared in a chilling ISIS recruitment video earlier this year and travelled to Syria with his brother Aseel, 17, and friend Reyaad Khan, 20 – has described Foley’s videoed execution as being ‘like something out of the dark ages’.
Muthanna’s provocative messages come amid a global Twitter campaign to starve media-savvy ISIS militants of the publicity they desperately crave by using the hashtag #ISISMediaBlackout. Muthanna is believed to be among at least 500 highly radicalized British Muslims fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
In the shocking footage of Foley’s beheading with a small knife, his executioner addresses the camera in what appears to be a London or southern English accent. The video prompted Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond to vow Britain would ‘oppose ISIS with every breath in our body’, adding that British troops could be sent to help train Iraqi government soldiers to counter the growing threat ISIS militants pose.
The warnings appeared to have had little impact on Islamists online however, who gleefully shared sickening images and videos of Foley’s execution – which they branded ‘hilarious’.
Muthanna was among those leading the taunts, tweeting: ‘So America wants to protect Yezidis from genocide but can’t even protect their own citizens from getting decapitated #AmessagefromIStoUS.’ He also retweeted other messages saying they were proud’ of the British executioner.
The message said: ‘I am so proud of that foreign muhajir akh, British, who climbed the ranks and shook America to it’s knees.’
He was joined by other ISIS members and sympathisers – among them a woman calling herself Haritha, who claims to be the ‘wife of a martyr’ and living in ISIS’ self-declared caliphate – known as the Islamic State, which stretches from north-west Syria to central Iraq.
Posting a disturbing image of the moment the executioner begins cutting Foley’s throat with a small knife, the attention-seeking Islamist said: ‘If this doesn’t bring a bit of comfort and ease to your heart then #checkyourself’.
It’s the ISIS (Islamic State) sign. Not exactly what a journalist wants to see over his shoulder, especially when a video released yesterday shows American journalist, James Foley, being savagely beheaded by ISIS in Syria. With promises of more to come.
What is this? ISIS here, in Ferguson? This person is crazy? pic.twitter.com/eeoFGXrgnq
— Daniel Alberto Silva (@DanielTeleMundo) August 19, 2014
The Blaze (h/t Susan K)
All of which confirms the belief that Muslims cherish death the way the rest of the world cherishes life.
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley (photos below) and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. BNI readers have seen countless savage beheading videos by ISIS. To see for yourself, click HERE (WARNING: Graphic)
CNN In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. He reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America. “I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again,” Foley can be heard saying in the video. He is then shown being beheaded. The National Security Council is aware of the video.
“The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available,” NSC spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.
The beheader seems to have a British accent. WARNING: Graphic
Here are more of the latest ISIS beheadings from Aleppo, Syria:
Australian terrorism so-called ‘experts’ have questioned the government’s move to cut welfare payments to people involved in extremist conduct, saying it could push potential extremists into the arms of terror organizations. Victoria University Professor Michele Grossman said people drawn to extremism already felt alienated from the community and that the federal government’s plan would ”compound” people’s lack of belonging.
(I bet deporting them would really make them feel unwelcome)
SMH (h/t Kenneth N) ”It’s a very, very risky strategy,” she said. ”If you deny people who need benefits, it draws them to seek alternative forms of support.” Professor Grossman, whose research focuses on countering violent extremism, said recruiters for violent organizations often used financial support to appeal to new members. (How about forcing them to get a job?)
At the weekend, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the government would introduce legislation to stop welfare payments for Australians who are involved in extremist conduct. Mr Abbott said payments would be cancelled if national security agencies assessed someone as a ”serious threat to Australia’s national security.”
He cited the case of Khaled Sharrouf, believed to be fighting in the Middle East, who continued to receive welfare payments after he had fled Australia for Syria. The government plans to introduce the legislation to Parliament after it returns for the spring sitting at the end of August.
Monash University professor Greg Barton said that in cutting welfare payments, the government risked losing the trust of the broader Muslim community. ”The danger is the small advantage you might get in stopping some individuals receiving state benefits is outweighed by a much bigger loss of confidence across the whole community,” he said. Professor Barton, who is part of the Global Terrorism Research Centre, said Australian Muslims were feeling ”very fragile.” (Then they should get the hell out of Australia. Even better, kick them out)
The welfare move comes in the wake of proposed new counter-terrorism laws that will broaden the definition of terrorist activity and make it easier to arrest suspects and cancel passports. Professor Barton said that if the government wanted to clamp down on welfare payments to extremists, it should be done ”very quietly and consultatively and not trumpeted.” (Trumpet it loud and clear so that more Muslim parasites won’t want to come to Australia)