Modern day Esther probably saves plane and hundreds of passengers from certain death

22-year-old Jewish woman, Mussie Weinfeld from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, made a huge fuss on the plane when she suspected a malfunction with the aircraft moments before takeoff from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, causing fellow passengers and airline personnel to suspect she was a nutcase.

Mussie Weinfeld

Mussie Weinfeld

Israel National News (h/t Shoebat Weinfeld was scheduled to return to New York  from Israel where she had spent Passover, with a stopover in Moscow on Russian airline TransAero. She boarded her flight at Ben Gurion Airport and was seated at the window, according to Crown Heights info.

Moments before takeoff, she realized that something was not right with the wing and heard noises that she believed were not regular noises. She first brought this to the attention of the passengers seated beside her, who in turn laughed it off and said it was just noise from the engines.”

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Not deterred, she persisted, unbuckling her seatbelt and standing up. The flight attendants, who themselves were already seated and buckled in, instructed her to return to her seat. When she told them her concerns about the plane they too laughed at her. She insisted that she will not fly on the plane if they didn’t check it out.”

After shouting and threatening her, airline officials finally relented and went to investigate her concern. After returning to the gate, a ground crew began checking over the airplane. At first they said it would be 45 minutes, but nearly two hours later they removed all the passengers from the aircraft, telling them that it did indeed require repairs.

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An additional three hours later, the passengers were notified that a replacement plane would be necessary, since the problem was far more severe than originally discovered. Passengers were sent home and told to return the following day.

The issue was so severe that the plane, a Boeing 767, had to be grounded due to the fact that it could have had a mid-air emergency that would have threatened the lives of all those on board, airline officials explained.

Update: The Israeli Airports Authority responded to our request for comment after publication with the following statement: “Shortly before takeoff the pilot requested to return to the gate due to a technical issue, after checking it was decided to keep the plane in Israel for service.”

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SAUDI CHUTZPAH!

Saudi officials are demanding that Canadian politicians put a a stop to Canadian media who condemn Saudi torture of a pro-freedom, anti-Islam Saudi blogger, which they claim interferes with Saudi internal affairs.

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First Cornell, now Barry University caught endorsing a student campus club with the goal of raising money for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group

Administrators at Barry University, a Catholic university in Florida, agreed to help a student start a campus club that would send money and supplies to the Islamic State (ISIS). The only reservation they had was with the name, which they suggested changing.

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UK Daily Mail  Barry University is a prestigious south Florida institution whose alumni include the current Prime Minister of Haiti and the current Attorney General of the Bahamas.

The video is from  Project Veritas, a conservative ‘guerilla film-making group’ that last week captured a Cornell University dean agreeing that ISIS and Hamas would be welcome at the Ivy League school.

Hidden camera footage released Monday morning shows officials and faculty at Barry University advising a senior – identified only as ‘Laura’ – about the best way to secure funding for a club she called ‘Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.’

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‘I want to start fundraising efforts on campus, and what I want to do is raise funds to send overseas,’ she told Derek Bley, the school’s Coordinator for Leadership Development and Student Organizations. Bley offered to help her create the organization and agreed with her request to ‘pass out Islamic State flags and educate people’ at an annual student ‘Festival of Nations’ fair.

Barry University, based in Miami Shores, has received more than $112 million in federal grants and contracts, and another $109 million from Florida taxpayers since 2000, Project Veritas said Monday, citing figures from OpenTheBooks.com.

The school’s mission statement says ‘all members of our community’ must ‘accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence.’ Yet Bley was enthusiastic about Laura’s terror-funding venture. ‘We’re not here to limit people and their clubs, he said. ‘If there a demand or a need, or an interest that students have to do this, we’re here to support that.’

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Laura put the murderous ISIS army’s credentials front-and-center. ‘They are terrorists,’ she told Bley, ‘but, like, we’re trying to help them. We’re trying to, like, educate them and give them funding so that they don’t have to be impoverished and get involved in acts of violence.’

‘You should create jobs and help promote education in the Islamic State,’ she added later, ‘because that’s what helps reduce terrorism.’ That was a subtle jab at U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf, who said last month on MSNBC that ‘we cannot kill our way out of this war’ with ISIS, we need to help them find jobs.’

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At one point Laura expanded her fictional club’s mandate to include providing paper and pencils to the ‘widows and orphans’ of dead ISIS jihadis. Another part of her pitch to college officials was a mission that included providing flashlights to ISIS fighters and their families.

‘A lot of the facilities have been destroyed’ in Iraq and Syria, she said, ‘so there is not a lot of electricity and power.’ ‘A lot of the fighters, they can’t see at night, you know?’ she continued. ‘So, like, people are attacking them and they can’t see at night. And because they are so poor, like, they don’t have night vision and stuff.’

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The only objection Laura encountered was related to the group’s proposed name. ‘The only thing, as far as the name [goes],’ she heard from Frederique Frage, the university’s associate director of international and multicultural programs, is that ‘technically our country is at war with ISIS’. Frage was quick to add: ‘I am not saying that – at all – ISIS represents Islam.’

Another multicultural program administrator, Daisy Santiago, chimed in that Laura should rename her group ‘Students in Support of the Middle East’ – ‘as opposed to having the ‘ISIS’ [name].’

CORNELL UNIVERSITY also supported an ISIS club:

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“Nothing says let’s go kill some Moooselims like country music,” says MSNBC guest

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.

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PHEW! CIA DIRECTOR John Brennan is reassuring the world that the Islamic State (ISIS) momentum has been virtually halted

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CIA director John Brennan on Sunday gave an optimistic assessment of U.S. efforts against the Islamic State, saying that the terrorist group’s expansion has been “blunted.”

Washington Examiner  “Clearly, ISIS momentum inside of Iraq and Syria has been blunted, and it has been stopped,” Brennan said in an interview with Fox News, using another name by which the Islamic State is known.

ISIS moving in on Lebanon:

“They are not on the march as they were several months ago,” he said. “And so, our working with the Iraqis and the Iraqis now trying to push back against it, it is having some great, I think, progress.”

The U.S. has been engaged in a campaign against the Islamic State using air power and training regional forces to engage Islamic State militants.

ISIS starting to gain a foothold in Afghanistan:

Groups affiliated with the Islamic State, however, have branched into North Africa in recent months, and took responsibility for terrorist attacks this week in Yemen and Tunisia.

Brennan acknowledged those gains by the Islamic State, saying that the U.S. “cannot relent” in working with regional partners against the terrorists.

ISIS takes control of oil fields in Libya:

But he defended his past comments in 2012 that the U.S. had Al-Qaida on the run, saying that the Islamic State is a new and separate phenomenon.

“There was no sense that I think either I or the president or others gave to the American people that terrorism was going away,” Brennan said. “But we’ve made great progress against a lot of these groups that had plans in place to carry out attacks.”

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Despite his assessment that the Islamic State’s progress had been stopped, Brennan still placed the group equal to Iran in terms of the threat it posed the U.S.

Earlier this week, former CIA director David Petraeus warned that Iran’s influence, not the Islamic State, was the greater threat to stability in the Middle East.

ISIS stages a deadly terrorist attack in Yemen:

Brennan stopped short of agreeing with that assessment, and also said that Iran was not an ally against the Islamic State. “I wouldn’t say that Iran is an ally right now,” he said.

“The Iranians are pursuing their interests inside of Iraq, some of which include efforts against Daesh and preventing that phenomenon from growing,” Brennan said, using another name identifying the Islamic State.

ISIS has its eye on Europe next:

 

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After Jihadi John apologist tells SKY News reporter her questions are “Islamophobic” and “racist,” she snaps back: “Nonsense! Get over yourself”

Asim Qureshi, research director at the Muslim rights group CAGE has described the ISIS executioner as “beautiful, extremely kind and gentle and the most humble young person I ever knew.” He then blames British Security Services MI5 for radicalizing him and pushing him towards his beheading spree in Syria.

h/t Larry A

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DENMARK’S ‘Rehab’ program for radical Islamic jihadists

meme6c23a06913759bffDenmark has launched a controversial program aimed to rehabilitate rather than punish violent Islamic jihadists. “We are helping terrorists to find jobs and go back to school, but if they want to remain radicalized, we won’t try to take that away from them.” Nope, you can’t make this stuff up, folks.

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Understanding that the Obama Regime is not a reliable ally in the war against Islamic terrorism, Jordan and Egypt join forces with Israel…yes, ISRAEL

UnknownThe two countries that share peacetime borders with Israel, Jordan and Egypt, are dealing with a historic challenge presented by Islamic State, also Flag-Pins-Jordan-Israelknown as ISIS, and its local extensions. The two countries, which over the past year have strengthened their ties with Israel in light of regional instability, could rely even more on the strategic support their neighbor gives them.

Haaretz via Arab America  (h/t Mike F) Only occasionally is information released by foreign media. Thus, according to a report on CNN last week, Israel sent drones to the Jordanian border with Syria to assist Amman in collecting intelligence with the goal of stopping possible attacks by ISIS from the northern border.

King Abdullah of Jordan and PM Benjammin Netanyahu of Israel

King Abdullah of Jordan and PM Benjammin Netanyahu of Israel

The conflict between Jordan and ISIS worsened following publication last week of a video showing ISIS members immolating the Jordan pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh, which actually was carried out more than a month ago. A wave of demands for revenge swept over Jordan following the gruesome murder of the captured pilot.

The Jordanian air force has already conducted dozens of sorties against ISIS targets in Syria. In Sinai, the Egyptian army has undertaken a major operation against the extremist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, following the murder of 32 Egyptians, most of them members of the security forces, in a series of coordinated attacks by the group in the northern Sinai Peninsula on January 29. The organization announced it was moving its support from Al Qaida to ISIS in November.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President al-Sisi of Egypt

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President al-Sisi of Egypt

The murder of the Jordanian pilot and recent terror attacks in Sinai have created expectations from both regimes to take strong steps. The Hashemite kingdom sees to it that every aerial assault on ISIS targets in Syria gets maximum media coverage. In Sinai, the Egyptian army is attacking Ansar strongholds with infantry and combat helicopters, some of which penetrate Gazan air space in blatant disregard for the Hamas regime in the Strip.

Cairo, which squarely blames Hamas for giving logistical and operational backing to groups working against it in Sinai, has renewed its threats against Hamas and plans on continuing its demolition of thousands of homes in Egyptian Rafah to create a “security zone” two kilometers wide on the border with the Strip. The purpose of the security zone is to reduce to a minimum the number of smuggling tunnels to the Palestinian side.

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Israeli and Egyptian flags fly side by side

The Egyptian and Jordanian moves implicitly strengthen what might be called the “unity of the threatened” between those two countries and Israel. 

But from the Israeli perspective, not all the results of recent developments are necessarily positive. Organizations affiliated with the Islamist political party Islamic Action Front in Jordan oppose the assaults on ISIS, and the open war King Abdullah has declared on that group is expected to heighten internal conflict and lead to ISIS revenge attacks from the Jordanian-Iraqi border as well.

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Jordanian and Israeli flags fly side by side

In Egypt there are two possible negative implications. Renewed Egyptian pressure on Hamas, along with delays in rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip, increase the risk of a renewed outbreak of Palestinian violence from Gaza against Israel. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has already mounted attacks against Israel, could once again attack Israeli targets as a means of drawing more attention to the war of attrition it is waging in Sinai against the Egyptian security forces.

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WHITE HOUSE SpokesIdiot says: “The Taliban is NOT a terrorist organization”

091008-taliban-coinDeputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz responded to a question about whether Jordan’s plan to make a prisoner trade with ISIS was similar to the U.S. swapping five Taliban members for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. First, Schultz said that the U.S. doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. Then he said, “I don’t think that the Taliban is a terrorist organization…it is an armed insurgency.”

FOX News  “It slits throats, it attacks buses, it drives car bombs into markets, it slaughters hundreds of schoolchildren, and it’s not a terrorist group? Look, you can’t parody this administration,” Charles Krauthammer said this evening on “Special Report.” This comes at the same time as Al Jazeera English’s directives not to use words like terrorist, extremist, Islamist or jihad.

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