From an anonymous editorial at the Washington Times:
If the pope called for the destruction of all the mosques in Europe, the uproar would be cataclysmic. Pundits would lambaste the church, the White House would rush out a statement of deep concern, and rioters in the Middle East would kill each other in their grief. But when the most influential leader in the Muslim world issues a fatwa to destroy Christian churches, the silence is deafening.
On March 12, Sheik Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.” . . . Churches have always been banned in Saudi Arabia, and until recently Jews were not even allowed in the country.
The White House has placed international outreach to Muslims at the center of its foreign policy in an effort to promote the image of the United States as an Islam-friendly nation. This cannot come at the expense of standing up for the human rights and religious liberties of minority groups in the Middle East.
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(CNSNews.com) – Ten days after Saudi Arabia’s foremost religious leader called for a demolition of all churches in the Arabian Peninsula – in line with a purported injunction by Mohammed – the U.S. government and other allies of the kingdom have yet to react.
Major media outlets also have largely ignored the incident; a Nexis search finds reporting on the issue has been restricted to blogs and opinion columns, including a Washington Times editorial on March 16.
On March 12, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh was quoted in Arabic media reports as telling a visiting Kuwaiti delegation that it was “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.”
Lawmakers in Kuwait are mulling a ban on the new construction of any non-Islamic places of worship in the small Gulf state, and the delegation asked Asheikh for his opinion. The grand mufti, a member of the ruling royal family, is the undisputed Sunni spiritual arbiter in Islam’s birthplace.
In his response, Asheikh cited a hadith (a saying or tradition of Mohammed), in which the 7th century founder of Islam was recorded to have said on his deathbed, “There are not to be two religions in the [Arabian] Peninsula.”
In this much ballyhooed season of “vetting,” please allow me to zero in anew on Barack Obama’s Achilles heel — namely, his willingness to take credit for a book that he did not write in any meaningful way. This would be the book on which his genius myth is founded: his 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father.
From early on, I have argued that terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers, a skilled writer and editor, is the primary craftsman behind Dreams. Thanks to the video interview of mailman Allen Hulton by WND’s Jerome Corsi, we have a clearer picture of why Ayers would have invested so much time in this project and how he might have been reimbursed.
Say what one will about the sanity of Ayers’ educational philosophy, there is no denying his sincerity. He has been plugging away at educational reform his entire adult life. Dreams, I will argue, gave him the opportunity to address the one great obstacle to the reform of Chicago schools — namely, an obstructionist black educational bureaucracy. To make his case in the book, Ayers employs three semi-fictional African American surrogates, the third of whom easily being the least fictional and most useful.
To be sure, there is much other evidence to believe that Ayers crafted Dreams: the comprehensive postmodern patois that Obama and Ayers share, the matching 50 or so nautical metaphors, the shared use of the Conrad-like triple-parallels, the nearly fetishistic eye and eyebrow metaphors, the three stunning parallel stories, the four matching errors, the same weary ’60s worldview, the borrowed Ayers girlfriend in Dreams, the inarguably similar Homeric openings, the dramatically inferior writings of Obama before and after Dreams, and more. It is Ayers’ strategic use of black surrogates, however, that will tell us why he involved himself in Dreams.
The first of the surrogates readers of Dreams know as “Frank.” In real life, of course, he was poet, pornographer, and Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. Despite his influential role as mentor to the teenage Obama and his talents as a writer, Davis remains unknown to 99 percent of Obama supporters. The media are queasy about the “Communist” part.
In Dreams, Frank tells the college-bound Obama, “Understand something, boy. You’re not going to college to get educated. You’re going there to get trained.” He continues, “They’ll train you to forget what it is that you already know. They’ll train you so good, you’ll start believing what they tell you about equal opportunity and the American way and all that shit.”
Watch and listen to all of it. You never saw this kind of crap when President Bush was in office.
MSNBC: Racism of Limbaugh and GOP candidates had ‘lethal consequences’ in killing of Trayvon Martin
This is how I think the planning for this epically moronic segment went down:
MSNBC: Hey, a black teenager was killed in Florida in questionable circumstances. Let’s smear Rush Limbaugh and the GOP candidates with racism and implicate them in this teenager’s death. Yeah, that will help Media Matters!
OK, everybody chant on the count of three: GEORGE SOROS!
Go and view the video of these idiots HERE.
(ABC News) — President Obama kicked his PR campaign on gas prices into a higher gear Wednesday, giving what is believed to be the first ever presidential interview to AAA.
“I understand what folks are going through because it wasn’t that long ago that I was having to fill up my gas tank and drive to work, shuttle the kids back and forth to school or events, and it takes a big bite out of folks paychecks,” Obama told the motorist group, which has 53 million members.
The interview, which appears online and in AAA publications today, is the latest indication that Obama is worried about rising gas prices and their political impact headed into the summer and fall.
Sixty-five percent of Americans say they disapprove of Obama’s handling of gas prices in the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll. Twenty-six percent approve.
Obama told AAA, as he has repeatedly in the past few days, that his “all-of-the-above” approach to energy production will eventually help the country avoid gas price spikes in the long term. He has said there are no “silver bullets” in the short term.
The president also recalls his former membership in AAA and driving his first car, his grandfather’s 1970s Ford Granada.
“The Ford Granada was not the peak of Detroit engineering,” he said. “It rattled and it shook, and I don’t think the girls were particularly impressed when I came to pick them up in a Ford Granada,” he said. “But you know what? It moved and so I have fond memories of the fact that it got me to where I needed to go. That’s about all I can say about the Ford Granada.”
Here is a czar admitting the obvious:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Steve Rattner, what’s the president doing on energy here?
STEVE RATTNER: Well, first of all, what you just referred to really doesn’t have a lot to do honestly with what this president did or previous presidents. We effectively have no energy policy. This is really the market at work. This is higher prices bringing out more supply, higher prices causing people to drive less–the resession having a huge impact on energy demand in this country. The president is saying like every president, we need to do something. And he is saying that what we need to do should be a mix of everything, that we need to drill, that we need to have solar, we need alternatives, we need conservation. He is trying to go down the middle and say we should have every piece of the energy puzzle. But the fact is, we haven’t done anything at a government level to develop any of those things.
The same Farrakhan who Obama’s long-time pastor Jeremiah Wright honored as “truly epitomizing greatness” while Obama was still a member.
Via The Blaze:
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teen’s family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the state’s “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter in this case.
On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a veiled threat.
(just your typical islamic asshole, homegrown in America. Send this asshole to say Libya? Where they do bad things to blacks)
The race-hustlers are going to milk this tragedy for all it’s worth.
SANFORD, Fla. — Rallying in front of the Sanford Police Department headquarters, members of the New Black Panther Party ripped President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for not responding forcefully enough to the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.
Mikhail Muhammad, the southern regional minister for the New Black Panther Party, told The Daily Caller that he thinks that the DOJ’s decision to get involved in this case came “a little too late.”
The DOJ didn’t decide to get involved until after Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown pressed Holder for federal help on the case. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division finally announced it was launching an investigation into the case on March 19, according to The Miami Herald, nearly a month after Martin was killed.
“With all federal civil rights crimes, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person acted intentionally and with the specific intent to do something which the law forbids — the highest level of intent in criminal law,” an unnamed DOJ spokesperson told The Herald. “Negligence, recklessness, mistakes and accidents are not prosecutable under the federal criminal civil rights laws.”
You can’t have a circus without a clown.
MSNBC’s Al Sharpton spoke at a rally for Trayvon Martin in Martin’s hometown of Sanford, Florida on Thursday night.
Sharpton has been heavily involved in the unfolding story surrounding Martin’s death for weeks, using both his television show and his broader activism to push the case. On Thursday, he devoted his entire show to Martin before going immediately to the rally.
At the protest, Sharpton was flanked by Martin’s parents. “Trayvon could have been any one of our sons,” he said. “Trayvon could have been any one of us.”
“We are tired of going to jail for nothing and others going home for something. Zimmerman should have been arrested that night … you cannot defend yourself against a pack of Skittles and iced tea. Don’t talk to us like we’re stupid! Don’t talk to us like we’re ignorant! We love our children like you love yours. Lock him up!”
Sharpton said that he would stay on the case.
“We cannot allow a legal precedent to be established in this city that tells us it is legal for a man to kill us, tell any story he wants, and walks out with the murder weapon,” he said.
This guy is so fucking dumb! And the left uses this asshole as their spokesman?
MSNBC host Ed Schultz blamed former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., for the death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager whose death in a shooting has made national news and sparked accusations of racism in America.
“Jeb Bush helped pave the way for this senseless tragedy and remains silent,” Schultz said last night on his show. “What a political tragedy.” [...]
The MSNBC host tied Bush to the killing because George Zimmerman, the man accused of shooting Martin, was not arrested for murder after he claimed the shooting was in self-defense.
Breaking News: Geraldo Rivera Is An Idiot! Hell, I have known this for years and years.
Time for a shot of tequila!