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The Union News • Thu 2012 Mar 15, 3:39pm

Angela Davis, a black activist who came to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. and the radical black group the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was such a high profile communist in the latter days of the Cold War that she was awarded the so-called “Lenin Peace Prize,” given to her in a Moscow ceremony by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev himself.

Gates of Vienna • Sun 2011 Dec 18, 12:54pm

The Hare Krishna temple in Vanløse (Copenhagen) was attacked by young Muslims on December 6. It started when young Muslim terrorists threw stones, and later, armed with clubs, tried to break into the temple.... The temple is now urging its supporters not to wear the distinctive orange robes near the temple to avoid physical attacks.... The reason for the attack in Copenhagen may have been that a Muslim motorist was annoyed that a Hare Krishna follower criticized his awkward parking.... When unknown assailants tried to set fire to a mosque in Brønshøj, it was in almost all media. The Muslim attack on Hare Krishna has still not been mentioned anywhere in the mainstream media.

Daily Caller • Sat 2011 Dec 17, 8:06pm

In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks.

“The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to the 9/11 plotters and hijackers.

War News Updates • Fri 2011 Dec 16, 6:38pm

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is rebranding itself to try to lose the negative "baggage" associated with the larger terror organization's identity, according to a senior Arab diplomat who says the Yemeni-based group is trying to attract more foreign fighters to its cause. • Wed 2011 Sep 7, 11:08am

The study's findings suggest that Shariah law has entered into state court decisions, in conflict with the Constitution and state public policy. Some commentators have said there are no more than one or two cases of Shariah law in U.S. state court cases; yet we found 50 significant cases just from the small sample of appellate published cases.... Others have asserted with certainty that state court judges will always reject any foreign law, including Shariah law, when it conflicts with the Constitution or state public policy; yet we found 15 Trial Court cases, and 12 Appellate Court cases, where Shariah was found to be applicable in these particular cases. ... [h/t Cuz BD] • Sat 2011 Sep 3, 12:14pm

The first portion of this page is devoted to organizations that are funded directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute (OSI). The second portion of the page focuses on organizations which do not receive direct funding from Soros and OSI, but which receive money from one or more groups that do get direct OSI fundin • Sat 2011 Sep 3, 10:07am

Only if the Kafirs realize the goal of Islam is annihilation of their culture, can the destruction be stopped. ... Islamic sharia is being crammed down our throats and those who resist it and try to force adherence to AMERICAN law in the United States are vilified, just as their counterparts in Europe are. Europe at this point is nearly lost, as a sleepy complicate populace begins to awaken, to their horror, they are learning that it will be nearly impossible to undo. ... • Fri 2011 Sep 2, 9:08pm

Using ambush tactics and perverting political protest into a beast more akin to anarchy, liberal activists, most of them from outside of Carroll County, turned U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley's town hall meeting at New Hope Village Monday into a hostile environment, a showcasing of the rock-bottom worst contemporary America inspires in far too many of its people. Not content to interrupt and hurl insults at the senator during the public forum, the mob that is Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) crowded Grassley, 77, in the hallway, blocking his entrance to a post-event media interview, and later, used physicality to prevent his clear passage from New Hope to a car. It was shameful, hateful and, most of all, dangerous. And CCI spent Monday night bragging about the disruptive behavior • Mon 2011 Aug 29, 9:16am

CAIR... sent Rep. Allen West (R-FL) a letter asking him to cut off ties with leading anti-Muslim activists like Pamela Geller and Brigitte Gabriel... a one-word response... "NUTS!" • Tue 2011 Aug 23, 2:55pm

A draft constitution for Libya's transitional period details numerous rights in the Western liberal tradition, but ominously declares that Sharia shall be the source of its laws. ... "Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia)." • Fri 2011 Aug 12, 5:56pm

A beautiful Brazilian soap star... 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. • Fri 2011 Jul 29, 1:39pm

But there has been one incident, more than any other, that illustrates the brutality of this 10-year-old war, and the depths of the violence that still exists in Helmand today, despite the hopes of transition and the continuing presence of international troops. Last Friday a boy was kidnapped from his home in Gereshk by a group of insurgents. His name was Ibrahim. Officials said he was just eight years old, though his family say he had just turned 12. Either way he was an innocent bystander in this conflict. The insurgents told Ibrahim his father had been injured in a car accident and promised to take him to the local hospital. In reality they wanted Ibrahim to blackmail his dad, a local police officer called Daoud. While they held Ibrahim the insurgents rang Daoud saying he would have to handover his green police pick-up truck, for the safe return of his son. At first Daoud thought it was a joke. When the voice on his phone started swearing, he simply refused. The gang of insurgents were deadly serious. Days later Ibrahim's body was found dumped in a ditch. He had been strangled. The Taliban have denied responsibility, but Daoud is certain they were behind his son's murder. He asks who else would have wanted a truck with police markings? • Fri 2011 Jul 29, 1:36pm

All-Buddhist militias in southern Thailand must defend themselves against Islamic militants. Their temples have become fortresses ringed with razor wire. [h/t to War News Updates] • Fri 2011 Jul 29, 1:35pm

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia's military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. [h/t to War News Updates • Fri 2011 Jul 29, 1:34pm

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia's military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. ... Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona... "It seems incongruous for the administration to pursue a cooperative missile-defense agreement if, at pretty high levels, the GRU and their government is authorizing the bombing of our embassy...." • Fri 2011 Jul 29, 1:27pm

Federal officials have charged several men with planning to use money from sales of heroin on U.S. streets to buy missiles to help arm Hezbollah. The suspects were allegedly trying to purchase military-grade weapons, like Stinger missiles, with profits from drug sales in the U.S., including in New York. But DEA agents posed as weapons dealers in the sting operations and arrested the men with the help of Romanian authorities. Two others were arrested in the Maldives. • Tue 2011 Jul 26, 7:43pm

Islam does not require second wives, so Muslims in the West must "follow the laws," Badawi wrote in a May 2005 Islam Online fatwa. Yet he claims that Western prohibition of second wives for Muslims denies "a particular right according to [our] own sharia." Western democracies should "reciprocate" what Badawi considers Islamic tolerance of religious minority worship, teachings, family law, and estate division with equal "autonomy in [Islamic] issues ... , including marriage." They should except their own laws to legalize Muslim sharia, making Islamic polygamy "quiet [sic] legitimate," and superior to Western secular laws allowing homosexual marriage. Often, he claims, no "solution would be better than polygamy" -- for men with barren wives "instinctively aspir[ing] to have children or heirs," for example, or whose "chronically ill" wives they must divorce or forever "suppress ... instinctive sexual needs" and secretly take "one or more illicit sex partners." Forget women's wants or needs. Polygamy is an "optional solution," Badawi claims. • Sun 2011 Jul 24, 7:42pm

ObamaRather than authorize a commission trial, Obama released al-Qaeda terrorist Binyam Mohammed to Britain, where he is free. There was nary a peep, even though Mohammed had plotted with convicted terrorist Jose Padilla to carry out a second wave of post-9/11 attacks. Similarly, the Qazali brothers, two of the top Iraqi terrorists trained by Daqduq, were released, even though they were complicit in the Karbala massacre. ... little is reported about the Obama Justice Department's efforts to cut the 23-year sentence of Abdurrahman Alamoudi, a Hezbollah and Hamas supporter who financed terrorist organizations and plotted with the Qaddafi regime to kill Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ... The plan was to transfer [Ali Mussa Daqduq] to the Iraqi regime as early as yesterday — without fanfare, the administration hoped.... But the Associated Press got wind of the transfer, and its brief report provoked outrage. Senate Republicans, joined by independent Joe Lieberman, fired off a letter to secretary of defense Leon Panetta, ballistic at the notion that the United States would surrender "the highest ranking Hezbollah operative currently in our custody." Inevitably, the senators observed, Daqduq would return to the jihad "to harm and kill more American servicemen and women" when Iraq releases him, as these new "allies" of ours have done with other terrorists. • Sat 2011 Jul 23, 6:32pm

a 20-year-old Norwegian girl raped by a 15-year-old North African asylum-seeker in downtown Oslo... on the steps of the Norwegian parliament, facing the Castle. To make matters even worse, as the young culture-enricher worked his will on the victim, he was being observed live via a video surveillance camera by security guards inside the parliament building — who did not leave the building to help the young woman. It seems that interrupting a rape on the front steps was not part of their job description — that task rightly belonged to the police, who unfortunately arrived too late to interrupt the crime. ... • Fri 2011 Jul 22, 4:31pm

I am open-mouthed. The BBC Trust is recommending that its journalists ditch balance for propaganda. A report being published today has apparently decided that the BBC no longer needs to interview man-made global warming sceptics because there is a consensus on this issue that the theory is true. Its conclusions are said to be based in part on recommendations by the geneticist Professor Steve Jones. Astonishingly, he is said not only to have found no evidence of bias in the BBC's output on climate change, but suggests that on issues like this where he says there is a 'scientific consensus' — also including the MMR vaccination and genetically modified crops — there should be no need for the BBC to find opponents of the mainstream view. • Thu 2011 Jul 21, 7:04pm

Even in the West, in places like England, France, and now parts of the USA (and many other western countries) there are islamic enclaves, or "no go zones", where they ban music (and booze, and gays, and women outdoors without being buried under cloth, and pretty much all things representing freedom and beauty). I say, screw that crap! Let's rock, anti-jihad fatwa-worthy style! • Thu 2011 Jul 21, 6:12pm

Islamic extremism is indeed a serious global problem today, to a degree unmatched by the radical fringes of other major religions. ... All around the country, right-of-center activists and politicians are trying to use government force to limit the property rights of Muslims and repel the alleged menace of Shariah law. Islamophobia has crossed the line from fringe rhetorical hysteria to active discrimination against U.S. citizens of the Islamic faith. • Thu 2011 Jul 21, 5:22pm

"The jihadists seem to be having a problem ... finding people who can master the terrorist tradecraft" and travel freely to the West. They've been reduced to urging potential sympathizers who already live here to stock up at gun shows and shoot some infidels at the mall. But, as Stratfor observes, "the very call to leaderless resistance is an admission of defeat." We may be winning, but don't dare imagine that "victory" will take the form of a restoration of lost liberties. That's "defeatist" thinking. I suppose that's why, shortly after SEAL Team 6 killed bin Laden, Congress and the president's autopen got together to reauthorize the Patriot Act. The threat recedes, but the surveillance state must live on. • Sat 2011 Jul 16, 12:03pm

Prior to the rise of the Taliban, women in Afghanistan were protected under law and increasingly afforded rights in Afghan society. Women received the right to vote in the 1920s; and as early as the 1960s, the Afghan constitution provided for equality for women. There was a mood of tolerance and openness as the country began moving toward democracy. ... [Afghanistan under the Taliban] Women are imprisoned in their homes, and are denied access to basic health care and education. Food sent to help starving people is stolen by their leaders. The religious monuments of other faiths are destroyed. Children are forbidden to fly kites, or sing songs... A girl of seven is beaten for wearing white shoes. ...The burqa is not only a physical and psychological burden on some Afghan women, it is a significant economic burden as well. Many women cannot afford the cost of one. In some cases, whole neighborhoods share a single garment, and women must wait days for their turn to go out. For disabled women who need a prosthesis or other aid to walk, the required wearing of the burqa makes them virtually homebound... [And now the punchline:] The Taliban claimed it was trying to ensure a society in which women had a safe and dignified role. • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:36pm

Italy: Muslim destroys statue of the patron saint of Agrigento ... He took it and threw it violently against the wall, destroying it completely. ... A Greek immigrant who lived in the city in the 5th century, Saint Calogero has been considered "an example of integration between people". • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:32pm

a women's protest on the streets of Kabul on Thursday was the first of its kind. On a hot, muggy day, about 30 women of all ages mustered up the courage to speak up against the age-old indignity of sexual harassment by men. ... • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:19pm

It's the scene every Friday at the cafeteria of Valley Park Middle School in Toronto. That's not a private academy, it's a public school funded by taxpayers. And yet, oddly enough, what's going on is a prayer service — oh, relax, it's not Anglican or anything improper like that; it's Muslim Friday prayers, and the Toronto District School Board says don't worry, it's just for convenience: They put the cafeteria at the local imams' disposal because otherwise the kids would have to troop off to the local mosque and then they'd be late for Lesbian History class or whatever subject is scheduled for Friday afternoon. ... Some Canadians will look at this picture and react as Miss Shaidle did, or Tasha Kheiriddin in The National Post: Is this the Middle Ages? Have I stumbled into a time warp, where "unclean" women must be prevented from "defiling" other persons? • Fri 2011 Jul 15, 8:17pm

Hillary ClintonU.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she's hopeful that a religious tolerance agreement between the West and Islamic countries will end efforts to criminalize blasphemy that threaten freedom of expression. At an interfaith conference in Turkey, Clinton said an initiative by the U.S., the European Union and the Organization of the Islamic Conference will promote religious freedom without compromising free speech. [Yes, because, as was pointed out by someone on the web, Islam, which means "submit" and FREEDOM are so compatible!] • Tue 2011 Jul 12, 5:12pm

[O]ne year ago today, July 12, a Fatwa was placed on cartoonist Molly Norris who once wrote for the Seattle Times. Norris had drawn a cartoon in support of South Park after an episode featuring Mohammad was censored, she had suggested an Everybody Draw Mohammad day in protest. She later disavowed and apologized saying she meant no offense but to those who called for her death it didn't matter. Two months later Molly Norris went into hiding under an assumed name for fear of her life. She remains in hiding, somewhere in the US, to this day.