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This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper
Recently, an atheist told me this.
“If God loves me, wants to have a relationship with me, and yet doesn’t give me the evidence I need to make me believe in Him, He is basically failing and that has to suck for Him.”
This statement is baffling to me for a few reasons.
1. It assumes that God does not love the non-believer because God is not playing by the arbitrary rules the non-believer set up.
2. It assumes that God can fail.
3. It is arrogant beyond all measure.
4. It regards ALL of the evidence God has provided as insufficient and makes this insufficiency God’s problem.
So, what kind of proof do non-believers generally demand?
In almost all…
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Being that the pres seems to have no strategy for ISIS , I have one for him any one whom comes in thru the borders and blows up any city and kills any number of Americans, then we need to arrest Obama and the leadership under him and hold them personally liable for any deaths and charge him with treason
❤✡“Please PRAY for Our Judeo-Christian USA”✡❤
Not to worry. Barack Hussein Obama will be working on a strategy as soon as he gets back from his latest fundraiser.
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If you fear being killed by a Muslim terrorist, you may have come down with Islamophobia.
THE VERDICT IS IN
In August 2012, James Foley retweeted a link to a CNN story asking “Right-wing extremist terrorism as deadly a threat as al Qaeda?”
The article concluded that indeed it was.
Three months later, Foley had been kidnapped. Two years later, on another August, a former branch of Al Qaeda chopped off his head.
“We’ll Love Muslims 100 Years” say Useful Idiots
SHARIA FOR THE UK
Denis MacShane, the former Labour MP for Rotherham, told the BBC: “I think there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat if I may put it like that.”
“Perhaps yes, as a true Guardian reader, and liberal leftie, I suppose I didn’t want to raise that too hard.”
In Rotherham the “majority” of known perpetrators were of Pakistani heritage, the report says, which led to police and council workers “tiptoeing” around the problem.
Equally horrifying is the suggestion that certain Pakistani councillors asked social workers to reveal the addresses of the shelters where some of the abused girls were hiding.
The report heard of two cases where fathers tracked down their daughters and tried to remove them from houses where they were being abused only to be arrested themselves when police were called.
UK Police Arrested Parents Trying to Stop Muslims from Raping their Children
Rape Jihad: Inside ISIS’ Harem for Captured Non-Muslim Women
NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK
Obama has no strategy for ISIS, but he does have a strategy for shutting down every coal plant in America.
Obama has no strategy for dealing with Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, but he does have a strategy for mass illegal alien amnesty.
Obama has no strategy for defeating Islamic terrorism, he does however have a strategy for defeating the Republicans in the midterm elections.
Gazans Celebrate Hamas “Victory” by Firing into Air, Killing Each Other
WEAPONS OF FASHION DISTRACTION
It looks like the gimmick box is really running low. If Iran nukes Israel, expect Obama to come out wearing clown shoes in the hopes of distracting everyone from the mess.
Obama has a New Suit, No Strategy for ISIS or Russian Invasion
ISIS Laptop Found w/Bubonic Plague Bomb Documents
THE MUGGERS AWAIT THEM
A Democrat in City Hall has managed to turn back the clock on 20 years of crime reductions by championing criminals and waging war on the police. Elect a Dinkins errand boy and you get the second term of David Dinkins.
His fellow Democrats should benefit from the crime wave has brought back to New York.
NYPD Warns NYC Too Dangerous for Democratic Convention
THE PAST IS THE FUTURE
Then he picks up the sword and says, “We want to return to the era of the swords and fight.”
“We don’t want your machine guns or RPGs,” Husam declares. “Let the Arab peoples use these swords. I am certain that the Arab and Muslim peoples want to support Gaza. They will march with their swords. If you find a single Zionist in Israel after that, get back to us.”
To which the Arab peoples say, “You first, you fat idiot.”
Fat Hamas-Loving Sword-Wielding TV Host Calls on Arabs to March on Israel w/Swords
Hassan did everything possible before and after the attack to announce that he was a Muslim terrorist.
Nevertheless Obama, the new judge and the media refused to listen to him. Hassan became so desperate that he resorted to sending FOX notes announcing that he killed Americans at Fort Hood in support of the Taliban.
And still nothing.
Now he’s trying to join ISIS.
Fort Hood Killer Applies to Join ISIS, Desperately Trying to Remind Obama He’s a Terrorist
Hamas Negotiator Gets Legs Broken by Hamas
IT’S LIKE THIS EVERYWHERE ELSE TOO
No matter how much white liberals agonize about white racism, the Muslim world is roughly a million times more racist than an entire Neo-Nazi town in Idaho after its cable package was reduced to just BET.
It was on Saturday, late in the evening, when a group of “Lost Boys” and “Lost Girls” gang members took to the streets of Cairo armed with machetes, pangas and knives in the realm and characteristic manner of what they call “rob and slaughter” to ostensibly make a living due to the scarcity of jobs and constant exposition to racism in Egypt.
Instead, hundreds of Southern Sudanese youths are willing to either live the dangerous gangster-ism or take the risky trip to Israel for the sake of a more affluent life.
“N Word”: Egyptian Paper Warns of “Black Terror Gangs in Cairo”
Gaza Kids Hope Hamas Rockets Land in America
ANOTHER FOR THE ISIS REEDUCATION PROJECT
Hamas’ continuation of the armed resistance is a way of telling Israel and the world that their spirit is not broken after 56 years of living as refugees without a country in a small area that is that one of the most densely populated places on earth…
Hamas Supporting Yale Chaplain Blames Anti-Semitism on Jews Refusing to Surrender to Hamas
We think of Democracy as a means of empowering the individual and yet it’s difficult to look at the shapeless masses weeping over Obama’s election and see the individualism. The epithet of “mob rule” is often seen as an elitist critique of democracy, but it should instead be seen as an individualistic critique.
There is no room for the individual in the ranks of the mindless mob. Mobs operate on a hysterical consensus. They are as intolerant of the individual as any tyrant.
The media has accepted the Third World radical left narrative in which Israel is a foreign colonizing body. That means that Israel is covered as if is were European even while its impact is covered as Middle Eastern.
The media acts as if the Middle East doesn’t impact Israel, but Israel impacts the Middle East, framing Israel as not only a dominant force in relation to the Arabs in ’67 Israel, but to the entire Middle East.
Former AP Jerusalem Editor Reveals Hamas Coverup and Anti-Israel Bias
NO ONE MENTION THE WAR!
So it is more important than ever to say that this is not a struggle between “our values” and those of medieval fundamentalism, or Islamist extremism. The contest is not modern liberal democracy versus the Dark Ages. This is to impose meaning on what is, in truth, meaningless.
Indeed, it may be worse than counterproductive to deal with Isil as if it were a rational force with established roots and a comprehensible set of demands capable of political solution. Just as this is not about religion, it is also not about politics
There is not even anything particularly Middle Eastern in the Isil mode of operation.
This is What a Politically Correct Mental Breakdown Over ISIS Looks Like
… from the comments
IslamDownpressesHumanity • Am I a liberal dreaming islam is a butterfly? Or a butterfly getting beheaded?
BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
“Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future,” said Archbishop Amel Shimoun Nona in an interview by Corriere della Sera. “I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.”
“Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.”
Exiled Iraqi Archbishop: Muslim Immigration a Threat to Western Christians
New York and California Migration is Helping Liberals Take Over America
OWN THE AMORALITY
If abortion isn’t wrong or a difficult decision, then why not abort babies for having Down’s syndrome? Why not abort them because they’re the wrong gender or race?
Those examples will upset abortion supporters who at the same time find nothing wrong with aborting a baby to make it easier to finish college and live an “independent” life promoting leftist candidates for Emily’s List.
If we’re going to be killing babies, why quibble over the motive. It’s like arguing that it’s moral to shoot a man on the subway because he’s sitting in a seat that you want but not moral to shoot him because of his race or gender.
Why is it Wrong to Abort Down’s Syndrome Babies, But Not Other Babies?
The US has been involved in conflicts with ISIS, in its various forms, for nearly a decade. No new authorization was needed when the US bombed Al Qaeda targets in Yemen or when it went deep into Pakistan after Bin Laden.
Does Obama Need Congressional Authorization to Hit ISIS in Syria? No
LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
“I was told that I could make a quick 200 bucks. And basically I went up there and I made like $800” on the first day, said Lorine Hawthorne, of Houston. She had been recruited as a marketer for a Houston scam in those go-go days, finding elderly people and delivering them to a handpicked clinic.
“The most I ever made in one day, probably, was like $20,000,” she said. “That’s a lot of money for one day.” Hawthorne pleaded guilty to one count of fraud in 2005.
How One Nigerian Nurse Stealing $4.3 Mil from Taxpayers Shows What is Wrong With Health Care
They Will Reach Europe in a Month and America in Another Month’:
The man who now leads them warned his American captors, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
They could exploit the porous southern U.S. border for an attack, and on Thursday President Barack Obama said, “We don’t have a strategy yet” to fight them.
The Islamic State has blitzed its way into control across a huge swath of Syria and Iraq in recent months, and on Friday, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a dire warning: Jihadists could reach Europe and America in a matter of months.
As Agence France-Presse reported Saturday:
“If we ignore [the Islamic State], I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” [King Abdullah] said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.
As he listed the atrocities the Islamic State has committed, the Saudi king plead for western aid.
“It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do,” King Abdullah said, citing jihadists’ penchant for beheading their enemies. “I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: ‘Fight terrorism with force, reason and speed.’” Now here is what I think—– 1st the one who has no plan in the making against ISIL or ISIS needs to GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET SOME ONE WITH BALLS TO STAND UP AND SAY THAT’s IT. Next if someone comes in through the borders and blows up a city or kills people then I want the OBamy regime in jail ,that means him , vice pres, sec of state, all the way down as this is on their watch and they are under federal law to secure the border and protect the people if they do not do it they should be personally held responsible. I never in my lifetime seen such a farce of a government that will take no action on anything . They need to be excused from the play ground and take a time out . Let some else take control as there seems to be no one there with a brain . REMEMBER WE HAVE BEEN WARNED BY SEVERAL SOURCES (most with intelligence ) THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE HIT . P.S. TIME TO RESTART THE CRUSADES AND STOCK UP ON AMMO and no this is not a war on women , what bullshit.———
yet the liberals will still argue that its what they want and they put themselves above GOD
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Some time ago I read a post that made a great case that there is no such thing as a pro-choice Christian, It’s a good post, and you should read it.
Actually, you should read it but only after you think about the following questions for a minute.
Is there such a thing as pro-choice Christians?
Should there be?
If you believe there should be, is this a biblical position or a socially acceptable, politically correct, and tolerant position based on what the world tells you?
OK. If you read the post, you know the Matt Walsh made the following point.
“In order to be both [pro-choice and Christian], you’d have to change Christianity into a religion that does not and would not condemn the murder of human children. You’d have to turn Christ into a Savior who embraces infanticide, and God into a Father who creates children but does…
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Written on Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Susan Horton
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What kind of a world have we evolved into where Evil is allowed widespread access to heinous crimes against children unrestrained? Boko Haram faction leader Abubakar Shekau’, only interest is to eliminate Christians and fight to enthrone a medieval Islamic caliphate in Northern Nigeria. Lately their attacks on churches, homes, businesses and kidnappings are happening more frequently.
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in Kano only killing one other but injuring six. Using female suicide bombers in the city appears to be a new tactic of Boko Haram although they have been used on occasion for years in the Northeast.
There has been a series of female suicide bombings in the city of Kano this August and it was the fourth bombing carried out by a female in the past week. The latest came when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in Kano, Nigeria, killing 6 people. According to reports the bomber was a female teenager.
Government spokesman Mike Omeria said, “Security forces arrested 3 Boko Haram suspects in Katsina state, two of them were female. One was a 10-year old girl who had an explosive belt strapped to her by the others.” The thing is at that age she was totally unaware of what they had put on her (a belt of explosives) or that they had been detonating these explosive belts by remote control after the girls were close enough to their target.
A military source has revealed to Daily Mail, that some of the explosives used recently on the female suicide bombers sent by Boko Haram have been traced back to a Chinese mining factory which was seized just weeks ago by the sect. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that none of the teenage girls were informed about the suicide mission. When girls were supposedly sent on errands the sect members stayed hidden but close enough to use remote controls to detonate the Improvised Explosive Devise (IED’s).
Military and security agency teams are on high alert due to a sudden exponential rise in suicide bombings across major parts of the North. None of these bombers used by Boko Haram were male and (all) were triggered by remote controls stated Daily Mail Nigeria.
Boko Haram is also reported to be in possession of a substantial quantity of lethal and explosive chemicals since it had successfully attacked and raided that Chinese mining factory back in May. The sect had launched a brutal attack on a quarry plant of a Chinese road construction firm in Northern Cameroon near Waza town a few kilometers from the Sambisa Forest.
Moreover, it appears the sect has discovered a new use for the kidnapped schoolgirls. Concerns that the 276 kidnapped schoolgirls from Chibok in April are unsuspectingly, involuntarily coerced into the suicide bombing belts.
The IED’s used were crude but powerful. Security agencies have been carefully combing through the fragments recovered from around the blasts sites. They are probing to understand how the insurgents came about the massive IED’s being deployed to attack various institutions and locations.
“Boko Haram is the immediate threat but security is equally concerned about the parent agencies that might be funding and supporting the barbaric sect that has committed violent crimes on helpless schoolgirls.” The agent continued saying, “The secondary leg of the ongoing probe borders on the need to find out whether or not the IED’s also came from the allies of the sect in other countries like the Taliban or al Qaeda in the Maghreb and others.” It is not only a local terrorist’s organization it has a ring of International’s connected to it.
On August 15 this year, Maiduguri, Nigeria according to Reuters, suspected Islamic Boko Haram fighters of abducting 97 boys and men in a raid on a remote fishing village in Northeast Nigeria. This time they left no men or boys in the place only young children, girls and women. This came on the heels of the abduction of the 276 schoolgirls from the village of Chibot who are still missing and suspected of being forced into the recent suicide bombings.
This attack was very similar to the April attack on the girls, loading them up onto trucks and driving off. A village eye witness who fled the scene after the violence started said, “The invaders had taunted the men hours before the attack for not being able to defend themselves. “Where is your pride? You used to be warriors, but you are just women, not as brave as we thought, they said.”
The kidnappers overpowered local vigilantes who had no military presence or support.
“Boko Haram tactics resemble Uganda Lord’s Resistance Army”, says UK reaction. Its tactics- kidnapping boys forcing them to fight and abducting girls as sex slaves is a chilling echo of Uganda rebel, Joseph Kony’s Resistance army which operated in South Sudan and central Africa for decades.”
“I am appalled to see reports of another large abduction by terrorists in Northeast, Nigeria,” said British Foreign and Commonwealth Minister for Africa, James Duddridge in an e-mail statement. The E-mail continued saying, “Officials are looking into the details. The UK stands firmly with Nigeria as it faces the scourge of Boko Haram.”
This statement, “Officials are looking into it” is getting old; remember back in April (hashtag # bring back our girls)? Boko Haram laughed on video at such a threat. Now they have taken the boys and they taunted them for being sissies because a hashtag request/threat doesn’t carry very much weight. It sounds like Obama’s latest statement, “We’re looking into how dangerous ISIS really is.” Sure, do that Mr. Obama, have your officials look into it and take your vacation time while Christians are being slaughtered, young girls used as suicide bombers are being splattered on the concreteand men and boys are being trained to massacre and behead their fellow men.
Islamic radicals have mutated down the food chain into the lowest form of grotesque cowardly pond scum and you are looking the other way. You have your eye on the wrong BALL. How much more shed blood do you need to see to make the decision to fight back against these dangerous Islamic terrorists groups who are a heinous proliferating Evil wanting to take over the earth?
Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here: http://patriotupdate.com/articles/boko-haram-animals-use-10-yr-old-girl-latest-suicide-bomber/#zy0d36IglwcJwBZE.99
Attorney Larry Klayman, fresh off a preliminary court ruling that the National Security Agency’s spying on Americans likely is unconstitutional, now has named President Obama and others in a racketeering complaint.
The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, alleges criminal acts by Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
Seeking $1.5 billion in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages, it accuses the global figures of “laundering U.S. dollars” to Hamas, which is officially designated by the U.S. government as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
“This money has been foreseeably used to buy rockets and construct tunnels to attack Israel and terrorize and kill American and dual American-Israeli citizens who reside or are located in Israel,” Klayman said in a statement.
“The nation and the world have increasingly come to see that Obama views himself primarily as a Muslim and acts accordingly in favoring Islamic interests over Judeo-Christian ones, and the complaint lays out Obama’s history in documented detail,” he said.
Klayman said Obama’s actions “were calculated to harm the nation of Israel.”
“His facilitating and ordering financial and other material aid to Hamas, along with his equally anti-Israel Secretaries of State Kerry and Clinton, and the U.N. Secretary General, is just the latest deadly chapter in what amounts to criminal activity which has logically resulted in harm and death to Jews and Christians and threatens the continued existence of Israel,” he said.
“That is why he and the other defendants were sued under RICO and other relevant laws,” said Klayman.
The White House media office declined to respond by telephone to a request from WND for comment, instructing a reporter to send an email. There was no immediately response to the email inquiry.
The case, No. 14-1484, alleges the defendants conspired to send hundreds of millions of dollars to Hamas “under the false pretext that this financial support will be used for humanitarian purposes.”
“However,” the complaint states, “as recently reported by Voice of America and the New York Times, the recent killing of the chief Hamas financial officer by the IDF confirmed that these U.S. dollars, only some of which [were] found in his bombed out car, [have] predictably fallen into the hands of Hamas’ terrorist wing, which controls and was elected by Gazans to govern over them.”
Klayman’s recent case against the NSA challenged its program of spying on Americans. Two privacy-rights heavyweights, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, recently filed friend-of-the-court briefs in support of Klayman’s arguments.
The case has been advanced to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Klayman sued the NSA over the collection of telephone metadata from Verizon customers that was detailed in documents released by intelligence-document leaker Edward Snowden. In December 2013, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon issued a preliminary ruling that the program was likely unconstitutional, and the case is currently on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
His newest complaint, with himself and a number of John Does as plaintiffs, is a civil action and seeks damages from the defendants “for violating plaintiffs’ and decedents’ rights, for engaging in racketeering and other prohibited activities, for engaging in international terrorism, for harboring and concealing terrorists, for providing material support to terrorists and terrorist groups, for directly and proximately causing the deaths of plaintiffs’ decedents, and for directly and proximately causing mental anguish, severe emotional distress, emotional pain and suffering, and the loss of society, earnings, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel or guidance, plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and their sons, plaintiffs’ decedents, have experienced and will experience in the future.”
It alleges fraud, money-laundering, mail fraud, wire fraud, conversion and corruption.
The complaint notes Klayman recently was in Israel when it was attacked by Hamas.
Klayman, it says, “was subject to terroristic threats, fear, intimidation and blackmail from Hamas, aimed at coercing him from the exercise of his legal rights in violation of the Hobbs Act by Hamas seeking to deny his freedom of travel and public advocacy and business activities in Israel and other activities in Israel by threats and intimidation aimed at coercing him as a person engaged in public advocacy and business activities in and with Israel to leave Israel and disengage with Israel.”
Other “John Doe” plaintiffs also were in Israel at the time of the attacks, the complaint states.
It explains that, according to the law, a person “knowingly finances terrorism when fully aware of facts that would inform an alert person of average intelligence that the probable results of their actions will be to provide funding to a terrorist organization.”
“One may not naively turn a blind eye, not even a president of the United States,” the complaint states.
It says considerable amounts of charity money, public assistance, international assistance and humanitarian aid is motivated toward ending the violence in the Holy Land, but it “gets diverted to the corrupt enterprise, and becomes money that – fell off a truck into the hands of the criminals actually causing the violence and their enablers.”
The complaint says all of the defendants know or have reason to know that “funds and material support provided to Gaza under Hamas’s rule are actually used entirely or in the most part to finance the acts of terrorism, violence, murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault, injury, physical attacks, and other criminal activity by Hamas.’
The complaint says the defendants known Hamas uses building materials for home-made rockets and underground bunkers.
The complaint also notes Obama knows Hamas is officially designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by State Department and uses resources it receives for terrorist attacks, including the $900 million the Obama administration sent to Gaza in 2009.
It even accuses Obama of “siding with” militants known as “ISIS or ISIL, signaling to the people of Israel and Jews and Christians that Hamas’ crimes against Israel and Jews and Christians are tacitly supported and approved of by the president of the United States.”
The case also names Malik Obama, a half-brother of the president who runs the Barack Obama Foundation. The case alleges the organization raises money for the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Two leaked classified documents show Egyptian security forces have been monitoring Malik Obama’s activities and they also implicate President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in the aiding and abetting of terrorists.”
Klayman explained the documents were entered as evidence in the criminal trials of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government is warning that a terrorist attack is imminent on the border between Texas and Mexico, according to the government watchdog group
The group said sources have told it the Mideast terrorist army ISIS is now operating in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, the narcotics-trafficking center located just across the border from El Paso, Texas, and it is planning to attack the U.S. with car bombs or improvised explosive devices carried by vehicles.
Judicial Watch said high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border was issued, and that agents for the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security have been put on alert and told to aggressively work all sources and potential leads.
One source told Judicial Watch intelligence officials “picked up radio talk and chatter” pointing to an attack on the border.
The source said both ISIS and al-Qaida were planning plots, and told Judicial Watch an attack “is coming very soon.”
Another source told the group the attack is so imminent the commanding general at the U.S. Army’s Ft. Bliss in El Paso is being briefed.
The reported threat from ISIS comes the day after President Obama acknowledged he has no strategy to deal with the terrorist army.
The threat also comes as Britain has raised its terror-threat level to “severe” as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks nears.
A White House spokesman said today the U.S. has no plans to raise the threat level in this country.
As WND reported last week, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, warned terrorists from the Islamic State could be sneaking into Texas across the Southwest border at any time, due to the Obama administration’s failures in Iraq and in securing the border.
Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, immediately denied any evidence of Perry’s claims.
“I’ve seen no indication that they are coming across the border with Mexico. We have no information that leads us to believe that. That said, we do know they have aspirations to hit Western targets and that we’ve got to take that seriously and have to try to be ready for it,” Kirby told CNN.
Mexican officials also quickly rejected the governor’s warnings.
“Mexican authorities have no record of the presence of Islamist extremist groups or individuals in Mexico,” said Ariel Moutsatsos, minister for public affairs at the embassy in Washington. “We take all possible measures to impede any terrorist activity in our territory.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, joined Perry to warn Americans about terror threats from the largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border.
“The FBI director previously said … that there were people from terrorist countries who were assuming Hispanic names, and learning a few words of Spanish, and coming in,” Gohmert said. “The FBI director himself testified to that before Congress. So we know that this kind of thing has been going on. Governor Perry isn’t saying anything that’s new, it just takes a little while for the mainstream to catch up.”
The congressman added that more recently, Marine General John Kelly, the commander of South Command, testified before the House and Senate this year “that the penetration of our Southern border by criminal cartels, as well as terrorist organizations, poses, in his words, an ‘existential threat the United States.’”
“Does Not Appear to be a Hate Crime”: 20 Blacks Beat Up 2 Iraq Vets for Being White
Predictably, the police chief is claiming that this incident is not a hate crime, despite witnesses saying that racial slurs were hurled at the two victims as they were being beaten up. That’s one of the things police look for in determining which crimes are “hate crimes.” If there were racial or other slurs hurled at the victims in the midst of the attack, police would generally designate it a hate crime. Especially if the victims are black, and the suspects are white. If the victims happen to be white and the suspects black, it’s very rare for such an instance to be deemed a hate crime.
The Daily Caller reported on one such incident involving two white military vets who made the mistake of walking into a Waffle House in Mississippi while being white:
The altercation began about 1 a.m. when Ralph Weems IV and friend David Knighten chose to go inside the Waffle House. Knighten said they made this decision after a man in the parking lot diplomatically suggested that they should leave because the patrons inside were angry about the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Thus, the unidentified man explained, the restaurant would not be a safe place for two white people.
According to Knighten, Weems, 32, began arguing with customers not long after he entered the Waffle House. It’s not clear what was said or what was in dispute. After the police eventually showed up, Weems and Knighten left.
On the way home, the pair decided to stop at a Huddle House — a similar, less iconic eatery that dots the South. The Huddle House was in West Point. Miss.
A group of people followed Weems and Knighten to the mostly empty Huddle House parking lot. A security guard told everyone to leave. However, Weems and Knighten found that some of the men had blocked their way.
Witnesses described the attackers as black but otherwise could not identify them.
Knighten, an Air Force veteran who fought in the war in Afghanistan, said he attempted to calm the hostilities, to no avail.
The people who came for Weems attacked him. He ended up on the ground, getting brutally kicked.
Knighten also suffered several injuries as he tried but failed to help his friend.
“All my injuries were minor fractures and lacerations,” he explained on Facebook, according to The Clarion-Ledger. “I just wish I could have reached him sooner. Please keep your thoughts and prayers on Ralph.”
Knighten added: “I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd.”
Police failed to arrive on the scene until the crowd had dispersed.
Then here’s the real kicker from the local police chief:
“This does not appear to be a hate crime. It’s very early in this investigation but thus far the evidence and statements suggest that a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt.”
So hurt in fact that Weems required brain surgery. He’s currently in a medically-induced coma following his operation.
I’m not advocating having this prosecuted as a hate crime. Just pointing out how easy it is to show the racial biases that government officials hold. If the races had been reversed in this situation, this would be instantly classified as a hate crime, whether or not racial slurs were uttered. And it would be given wall-to-wall coverage in the media.