Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Obama Loses Half Of Crowd At Campaign Event For Would-Be Maryland Governor

Not many Democrats want Barack Obama to join them on their campaign trail this year, and with good reason. His approval ratings are rock bottom, and he's more of a liability.

I'm sure Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (vying for governorship) wished he hadn't invited the prez to attend his event. Apparently, the initially enthusiastic crowd of 8,000 or so dwindled down to about 4,000. That's right, about half of the crowd left by the end of Obama's surprise speech. The man's just not a draw anymore.

He kept urging people to vote. Hopefully, those 4,000 or so will stay away home on election day.

A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, and at one point a heckler interrupted his remarks to complain about his handling of the immigration issue. The President told the heckler he would be better protesting at members of Congress who he said had blocked all attempts to resolve the crisis.

Though polls have him ahead by 11 percent, at this point in time.

Obama was also invited to speak at Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's re-election event. Quinn leads Bruce Rauner, his Republican opponent, by 1.8 points. Maybe we will win that one.

Acid Attacks On Iranian Women For "Bad Hijab"

There has been an upsurge in acid attacks on Iranian women in the historic tourist town of Isfahan for allegedly being "badly veiled."

Police have declined to comment on a motive but suspects have been arrested and an investigation is ongoing, General Hossein Ashtari was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

He said four acid attacks had been reported in Isfahan, 450 kilometres (280 miles) south of Tehran, but he gave no other details.

The violence led to chatter on social networks that there had been up to 13 acid attacks against women drivers who were "badly veiled" with accompanying warnings against leaving car windows open.
The rest here.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Former Iraqi MP Calls For A Secular Civil State To Defeat ISIS- Video

Former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal al-Din (and Shiite cleric) claims the only way to defeat the Islamic State and other like-minded groups, is to establish a secular, civil state based on man-made laws not Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) which he says is followed by Sunnis and Shiites alike and is responsible for what happened to the Yazidis and others in northern Iraq. In his opinion, fiqh is more "dangerous than nuclear technology."

He calls ISIS just "the tip of the iceberg," with "extensions all over the world, not just Muslim countries."  He says that even in the U.S. there are many ISIS mosques, and thousands globally "preparing people to join ISIS." Daily they call for the reestablishment of the Caliphate. "School curricula that glorify the Caliphate, saying that the past of the Muslims is better than their present." He disagrees, citing all the modern wonders we avail ourselves of today.  He urges unity between all peoples of Iraq in order to defeat ISIS.

"We must not embellish things, and say that Islam is a religion of compassion, peace, and rose water, and that everything is fine. Brother, your Islamic history is full of wars, raids. From Tunisia alone, one million boys were taken as slaves to Damascus.  "Islam has been politicized and used as a sword."
Brave and enlightened man.

How long do you suppose he'll survive?

Stupid Latina Women Converting To Islam- Video

According to a VOA article/video, Latinos are embracing Islam at a rapid rate. There are approximately 40,00 Latino Muslims in the U.S., 3,000 in Miami alone. Six percent of Muslims in the U.S. are Latino.
And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more than half of new converts are female.

Greisa Torres arrived in Miami four years ago from Cuba.

While she felt at home in the Florida city, where two out of the three residents are Hispanic, Torres says she lost her identity in the move and found it in the Prophet Muhammad.

While she was pregnant with her second son, Mahdi, Torres converted to Islam.

“It was very hard for me because we do not have family here, just my husband and my kids. On this day, my baby -- Mahdi -- he was going to be born. That is why I convert to Islam because I was scared," Torres says.
Scared?  So Torres moves from an oppressive Communist society in Cuba where one lives in fear, can't deal with the new found freedom in America, so converts to an oppressive religion like Islam? Why didn't she just remain in Cuba?

According to Stephanie Londono, a woman who wrote a book about Latina converts to Islam, it all makes sense.
Londono says some women turn to Islam because they are repelled by Western values of success -- as measured by careers, schooling or wealth. She says they are more comfortable with traditional gender roles.

Londono says her research found that some people might view Islam as giving women less freedom, but the converting Latinas see it as a positive change.
“It defines their world on a clear grid of what’s permitted or 'halal,' and what’s prohibited which is 'haram.' So they know exactly where they stand," Londono says. "So the Koran becomes this guidebook that tells you exactly what to wear, what to eat, how to wash, how to behave, when to pray.”
While feminist Muslims might avoid the hijab, many Latinas embrace it.
Most of the Latina converts where the hijab, including Torres who believes people respect her for it.

 “When people see you with the hijab, they respect you first. Second, it’s the emotion you feel because you are different. You believe in something. It’s amazing.”
Sorry, not me.

Watch video here.

3 Missing Denver Girls Headed To Turkey Detained In Germany

Three teens from Denver, Colorado, two of Somali descent, the third from Sudan who disappeared from home were found and deported from Frankfurt, Germany.
Relatives and other sources told VOA’s Somali Service the girls left Denver and flew to Frankfurt via Chicago. Family members alerted Denver authorities who contacted their German counterparts.
Two of the girls are sisters of ethnic Somali origin and are 15 and 16 years old. The third girl is from Sudan - her age is not yet known. It is not yet clear where they ultimately were heading, but one of the young girls reportedly told German authorities, “We are going to Turkey to study.”
The girls have since spoken to their relatives and are due to arrive back home later Sunday.
The girls, of Somali Muslim descent, just disappear one day without their parents' consent, headed for Turkey, and no-one thinks they might just be headed to join the Islamic State as jihadi brides.  Right.

I'm sure the girls will receive a slap on the hands and that's it.

American Joins Kurds To Fight ISIS In Syria

Brave Brian Wilson is one of a few Americans who has been inspired to travel to Syria to help the Kurd's fight the Islamic State. He says there are Armenians, Chechens, Arabs, and Christians and Muslims fighting side by side with the YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Unit),

He says all they need are better weapons and technology. So we're arming the FSA, and other rebel Syrian groups, and those arms are probably winding up in the hands of ISIS, and used to fight the Kurds.

Video interview of him on VOA.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Trinidad Muslims Fighting With ISIS

The tentacles of the Islamic State have reached as far as Trinidad and Tobago. According to the government there, "several" citizens from Trinidad are either fighting with or aiding ISIS and other terrorist groups.

National Security Minister Gary Griffith said the government has learned of the involvement of its citizens in overseas militant activity from foreign intelligence agencies that he did not identify.

Some of the country's citizens taking part are fighters and others are providing logistical and financial support, Griffith said in an interview.

"There are those who are sympathizers, those who are providing financial support for the cause, those who are working in passport and immigration and lending other forms of assistance," he said.

He declined to say how many people there are, beyond "several," but said the government is concerned about the potential for a security threat in the future.

"What we are concerned about now, and a decision has to be made on this by the National Security Council, is how we deal with such persons who have gone to the Middle East and now want to return here," Griffith told The Associated Press.
This, from a country that has a small Muslim community, only 5 percent of the 1.2 million people living there.

Then again,  it's not the first time they've had to deal with Muslim extremism.

In July 1990, a militant Islamic group stormed Parliament in an attempted coup and took the prime minister and his Cabinet hostage. The coup attempt by Yasin Abu Bakr and 113 members of his Jamaat al Muslimeen group resulted in the deaths of 24 people, most during looting that erupted in the capital of Port-of-Spain.
On Wednesday, Bakr was denied entry to Jamaica after arriving on a commercial flight from Trinidad. Jamaica's immigration agency said Bakr was barred from entering "in the interest of national security" and plans were being made to return him to his homeland.
Another Trinidad man, Kareem Ibrahim, was convicted in May 2011 in the U.S. of participating in a failed plot to blow up jet fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Authorities said the planned attack was meant to avenge what the plotters perceived U.S. oppression of Muslims around the world.
The Miami Herald claims there are around 50 Trinidadian jihadists fighting overseas. One of whom was identified as Shane Crawford, 28.

Calais, France, And Its Illegal Immigrant Problem

France 24 has an expose on the migrant problem (read- illegal aliens from Africa and the Middle East) in Calais, France. They apparently congregate there before trying to make their way to the UK, where they will avail themselves of the foolishly generous public assistance programmes, no doubt.

The friction between locals and the illegals is palpable. They are not wanted because they steal, among other things.

The report says they are in search of a better life, but I would venture to say that the bulk of them, if Muslim, will refuse to integrate.  This is how Europe transforms into Eurabia.

Watch the video on YouTube. It's the first 7 or so minutes.