Coptic Christians Attacked in Egypt – Dozens Dead

26 May 2017

2017/05/26 – Dozens dead as gunmen attack bus of Coptic Christians in Egypt – The Telegraph

At least 28 people, including many children, were massacred in Egypt on Friday when gunmen ambushed groups of Egyptian Christians traveling along a desert road towards a remote monastery.


The masked gunmen sprayed bullets into a minibus carrying children from a church group, killing at least six of them, according to Egyptian media. Christian activists said the attackers also boarded a bus and killed the men before robbing the women of their jewelry and phones and leaving Islamist leaflets among the bodies.

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Records Released on Private Airport Security Tour for Somalis

15 Dec 2016

So, back in March, this occurred…

Prosecutors say member of alleged ISIL recruit’s defense team preached jihad

Some Somali guy was in court because he was preaching jihad. Way down deep in the article, is this…

Last month, Mohamud was uninvited from a behind-the-scenes security tour with about 50 imams and other members of the Muslim community at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. He has said he believed that action came in response to his critiques of Minnesota’s federal pilot project aimed at stemming terror recruitment.

Really?? Who does this?

Anyway – I bring this up today because Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information request which was posted today. Some of what was posted today was REDACTED… yet the Somali group had full access.

U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports

Other revelations…

  • In addition to the Minneapolis Airport tours/briefings given to Somalis during 2014 and 2015 – and first revealed by Judicial Watch in August 2016 – tours of U.S. airports and security briefings also have been provided to other groups at airports in Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio: “Once we agree on the dates we will select the time based on prayer schedules. Another idea could be the roundtable to take place at the airport after the tour. We have done that before in LA and Columbus and it worked well both times”.
  • The timing of the Minneapolis Airport tour given to a group of Somalis in February 2016 was scheduled between 6-8pm because it would “accommodate prayer times well”
  • During the “annual” tour, federal authorities granted excursions of the facility’s “secure areas.” It is also noted that two parties in the previous year “did not pass vetting.”
  • The invitation extended to the Somalis for the Minneapolis Airport tour addressed them as “Dear Colleague,” and promised “walking people through CBP’s process, walking people through TSA’s process” and provide “a step-by-step tour of our operations, designed to offer a greater understanding of airport processes and procedures.”

Wait… what? Vetting? I thought they couldn’t be vetted properly.  Lots of questions, here…


Obama Plans To Visit Mosque With Questionable Intent

3 Feb 2016

Baltimore mosque set for Obama visit has controversial ties

Barack Obama is making his first presidential visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, but the historic occasion is being overshadowed by criticism that the Baltimore-area center he chose has extremist ties.

The controversy centers around the Islamic Society of Baltimore’s former imam, who has ties not only to the Muslim Brotherhood but the Northern Virginia mosque where the radical Anwar al-Awlaki used to preach.

“As a Muslim American I’m just insulted, this is disgraceful that this is one of the mosques — or the mosque — that he’s chosen to visit,” Zuhdi Jasser, of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, told Fox News on Sunday. “This mosque is very concerning.”


Jasser says the Baltimore center is not the best representative of tolerance in the faith community. “[Obama] is visiting a mosque that [is] against our Muslim reform movement,” he charged. “Historically, as I said before, they are basically a radical, extreme mosque and is not representative of modern Muslims in America.”

This Islamic center had been previously monitored by the FBI as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building.

All of the mosques around the country and the president picks this one.


Saudi Arabia vs. Iran… Sunni Islam vs. Shiite Islam

4 Jan 2016

Saudi Arabia represents the Sunni Islamists, while Iran represents the Shiite Islamists. All other countries that are interested parties will take their cues from these two countries. Apparently their on and off relationship goes back to Mohammed and his death.

Iran and Saudi Arabia: The Showdown Between Islam’s Rival Powers

How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?

So for awhile, they co-existed, but Saudi Arabia put to death some prominent Shiite Islamists, and now they are cutting off ties with each other.

Here’s what’s interesting – we kind of have our own Sunni versus Shia battle in America. Who were Bush’s friends? The Saudis. Who is in the White House with Obama? Iranian born Valerie Jarrett. It’s probably a big deal about nothing, but it gives food for thought.


Drawing Mohammed – Is It About Fun Or Free Speech?

3 Jan 2016

I am posting this as a counter to the “Islam Is No Fun” post. It is worth the read.

Why ‘Draw Mohammed’? The Artist Explains

Fawstin is the award-winning cartoonist thrust into international notoriety in May when he won a “Draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas — a contest that became the first terrorist target of the Islamic State on American soil.


In that vein, priority No. 1 has been pressuring the United States and its Western allies to stifle free expression, to supplant our free marketplace of ideas with Islam’s repressive blasphemy standards. This imperative has received a major boost from the Obama administration: from the president, who is sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment, and also from his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who would like to be the next to make a mockery of that solemn oath. Colluding with the Brotherhood and the OIC, Obama and Clinton sponsored United Nations Human Rights Resolution 16-18: a blatantly unconstitutional provision that calls on all member states to ban speech that could “incite” not just violence but “hostility” to Islam.

While fun and satirical humor are up front, the larger issue is the principle of free speech.


No Fun In Islam… Their Words

3 Jan 2016

I ran across this from January 2015. (from Instapundit)

Islam is no laughing matter

in 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini declared a death sentence on an author, and the comedians had a bunch of laughs with that.

But in the 26 years since Khomeini’s fatwa was announced, the laughs have withered away. As its engagement with the Muslim world deepens, the West – Australian satirists no exception – has come to understand that Islam is no laughing matter.

The article continues on and mentions this about a character of the Simpson from 2008.

One such character is Bart’s friend Bashir bin Laden, who debuted in 2008. As the Simpsons Wiki puts it: “Bashir is very polite and gentle and always minds his manners. He also seems to be very smart. Bashir never complains in front of people or even behind their backs. He is also very insecure of what people say about him.”

The mention of insecurity is very interesting. However, Islam says this.

Khomeini himself put it this way: “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”

So is it that Islam is no fun, or is it no fun at all in any instance? Or they just do not want to be the butt of the jokes? One thing for sure, their response to murder people for having is wrong.


Ban Lifted on Libyans Coming to the U.S. To Train as Pilots, Nuclear Scientists

14 Aug 2014

LAWMAKERS BLAST ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY ON ALLOWING LIBYAN PILOTS & NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS TO TRAIN IN U.S. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved a final regulation to lift a longstanding prohibition on Libyans coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, to work in aviation maintenance or flight operations, or to study or seek training in nuclear science. The final regulation has been approved by OMB and can be signed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson.


The prohibition was originally put in place in the 1980s after the wave of terrorist incidents involving Libyans. Not even two years after the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, the Obama Administration justifies lifting this ban by claiming the United States’ relationship with Libya has since improved.

I just don’t see how someone can do this and say they are looking out for America’s interests.