A Golden Opportunity for Mitt Romney

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RUSH: I tell you, I really hope that Mother Jones pulls down that Romney video pretty fast. Well, what he said about the Palestinians not wanting peace, that’s got the media as riled up as anything. The Palestinians are sacred to some people in our news media and the rest of the Democrat Party. Almost as sacred as Mohammed is the to the Islamists. And if they don’t pull that video down, our media might start rioting over what Romney said.

Okay, let’s just dive in here. Romney’s at a fundraiser, he’s in Boca Raton. I think I’ve mentioned this to you, folks, a couple of times. I have attended such fundraisers. I was not at this one, but I have been at candidate fundraisers, and I’ve had meetings with presidential candidates. And, without exception, this is common. Republican presidential candidates go full metal conservatism when they’re talking to donors. When I saw the Romney video, the first thing I thought, “All right, we have a golden opportunity.”

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MSNBC’s Toure Denounces Twitter ‘Mob’ For Criticizing UPenn Prof Who Wanted Anti-Islam Filmmaker in Jail

The liberal panelists of MSNBC’s The Cycle did their level best to help University of Pennsylvania religion professor Anthea Butler defend her now infamous tweet that the filmmaker behind the “Innocence of Muslims” video trailer on YouTube should be throw in jail. Co-host Toure Neblett went so far as to denounce the Twitter “mob” that deluged Butler’s Twitter account with critical tweets. Only conservative S.E. Cupp pushed back against Butler by insisting that the YouTube video was a fig leaf justification by Islamists for violence.

“We think of this [free speech] as like an absolute right, but in fact there are limits…. So in this global world where a video clip can get spread around like wildfire, is it in fact going too far, is that beyond our constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech?” co-host Krystal Ball asked Butler.

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CNN Releases Photo, Personal Info of Filmmaker; Family Forced out of Home

The Associated ‘with terrorists’ Press claims to have outed him, the media (and Muslims who remain silent) have forced him out of his own home while the LA County sheriff’s assist, and CNN Releases Photo, Personal Info Of Filmmaker …for Muslims to finish him off.

This morning on CNN, the identity and past of scapegoated filmmaker Nikoula Nikoula was revealed to American audiences despite the private citizen’s extraordinary attempts to conceal his identity.

During his late night frog march with Los Angeles County Deputies last week, Nikoula wore a heavy winter coat, scarf and hat with sunglasses to conceal his identity, this despite a heat wave that has left Southern California sweltering even in the middle of the night. The efforts to conceal his identity was due to death threats made against him from radical Islamist terrorists who, according to the White House, see the YouTube video Nikoula produced as justification for cold-blooded murder.

CNN acknowledged this fact and then went on to show a picture of Nikoula as well as reveal information that they boastfully said they “dug up” on the filmmaker. CNN went on to editorialize by saying the film would be “Oscar worthy, if HATEFUL were a category.” This continues CNN’s long history of going beyond reportage of “facts,” as they pretend to do, and actual advocacy for the agenda of America’s enemies. Former Chairman Ted Turner was famous for his support of the Soviet Union during the cold war and CNN gained exclusive access to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq while staying silent about many of the regime’s atrocities they witnessed.

One wonders if CNN would have done all this digging on author Salmon Rushdie when he was first threatened with a fatwah in 1989. At the time, Rushdie was celebrated and hailed as a courageous artist for penning “The Satanic Verses” which radical Islamists found so offensive Rushdie was sentenced to death in absentia in Iran.

Here we are, only 23 years later, and CNN, the most trusted name in news, aids the terrorists in finding their man… and aids the Obama Administration in furthering the scape-goating of Nikoula and his video to distract from their failed leadership in the Middle East.

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Coptic Christian Gets 6 Years in Egyptian Prison for Posting Anti-Muhammad Drawings on His Facebook Page

Following what many dubbed an epic battle for additional freedoms, free speech has been dealt a devastating blow in Egypt today. A court in the southern part of the country has sentenced a Coptic Christian teacher to six years in prison for posting on his Facebook page drawings that it ruled insulted Islam‘s Prophet Muhammad and comments deemed an affront to the country’s president.

The state news agency said the court decision Tuesday in Sohag province also finds Beshoi el-Behiri guilty of insulting the plaintiff. The court case predates the public anger that was triggered by an amateur movie produced by a Copt living in the United States that ridicules Muhammad as a womanizer, child molester and buffoon.

But sensitivities over the film have clearly hiked the tension around the court. The agency said scores of Islamists protesting outside the courtroom denounced the sentence as meager. El-Behiri had denied the charges, filed late July.

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Australian Muslim Mother Who Let 3 Yr Old Son Hold “Behead Them” Sign At Protest Turns Herself In To Police, Police Say She’s a Fine Mother

I had the photo up the other day, the same one above this post where this moronic 25 year old Muslim mother in Australian has her 3 year old little boy holding the beheading sign at the anti-Muslim movie protest in Australia…well, it turns out that this mother turned herself into police who wanted to check her out after putting her son in that kind of danger. Well, the police apparently checked out her home and kids and found out that she is just a stellar mother and patted her on the back and said everything is fine….maybe she just thought it would be funny.

There ya go. Now, if she had been a Christian or Jewish mother, her kids would be wards of the state and the mother would be in jail awaiting trial. You know I’m right.

The story comes from The Telegraph

A mother of a three-year-old boy photographed holding a placard reading “Behead all those who insult the prophet” during Islamic protests in Sydney has turned herself in to police.

The photograph appeared across the nation’s media and became the defining image of the protests after the weekend’s violent rally in the centre of Sydney against the controversial video about the prophet Mohammed.

The boy’s mother, aged 25, has told police she did not expect the protest to turn violent and apparently “may have thought it was a giggle”.

“She apparently said that the child had been brought because they didn’t expect it to become violent, which you might disagree with, but that was her account,” said the New South Wales community services minister, Pru Goward.

“The police then went back to the house and assessed the children and assessed that they were safe… Parents do crazy things. She may have just thought it was a giggle to get him to hold a sign.”

The protests have triggered widespread debate about the causes of the wild scenes and attacks on policemen and police cars, while mosques this week have reported receiving hundreds of “racist” anti-Islamic messages.

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Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA

A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process.

Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring the White House from ever enforcing a clause in the NDAA that can let them put any US citizen behind bars indefinitely over mere allegations of terrorist associations. On Monday, the US Justice Department asked for an emergency stay on that order, and hours later US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier agreed to intervene and place a hold on the injunction.

The stay will remain in effect until at least September 28, when a three-judge appeals court panel is expected to begin addressing the issue.

On December 31, 2011, US President Barack Obama signed the NDAA into law, even though he insisted on accompanying that authorization with a statement explaining his hesitance to essentially eliminate habeas corpus for the American people.

“The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it,” President Obama wrote. “In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”

A lawsuit against the administration was filed shortly thereafter on behalf of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and others, and Judge Forrest agreed with them in district court last week after months of debate. With the stay issued on Monday night, however, that justice’s decision has been destroyed.

With only Judge Lohier’s single ruling on Monday, the federal government has been once again granted the go ahead to imprison any person “who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners” until a poorly defined deadline described as merely “the end of the hostilities.” The ruling comes despite Judge Forrest’s earlier decision that the NDAA fails to “pass constitutional muster” and that the legislation contained elements that had a “chilling impact on First Amendment rights”

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Muslims calls for U.N. to end free speech

One of the world’s most influential Muslims is now calling on the United Nations – in light of the YouTube movie blamed for violent protests across the Mideast – to impose international restrictions on free speech, criminalizing any statement that impugns Islam.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, a professor at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, is a member of several international organizations, including the Centre for Studying the Aims of Sharia in the U.K., as well as serving as the vice chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre ranked bin Bayyah No. 31 on its list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world for 2011.

In a public declaration issued to several Islamic bodies, including the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, one of the largest Muslim mosques in the D.C. metro area and the U.S., bin Bayyah called upon “people of reason and understanding” to put a legal stop to statements that would offend Muslims and thereby threaten world peace.

“We ask everyone to ponder the ramifications of provoking the feelings of over one billion people by a small party of people who desires not to seek peace nor fraternity between members of humanity,” bin Bayyah wrote. “This poses a threat to world peace with no tangible benefit realized. Is it not necessary in today’s world for the United Nations to issue a resolution criminalizing the impingement of religious symbols? We request all religious and political authorities, as well as people of reason to join us in putting a stop to this futility that benefits no one.”

Bin Bayyah’s statement was titled a “Declaration Regarding the Offensive Video to Muslims,” a clear reference to the YouTube film, “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been widely – if controversially – blamed for inciting riots against embassies in the Middle East and the resulting death of four U.S. diplomats.

The Obama administration had similarly asked Google, the parent company of YouTube, to review whether “Innocence of Muslims” violates its terms-of-use policies.

Thus far, Google has refused to remove the video from YouTube, though it blocked access in some sensitive countries.

Pundits from a wide spectrum of news outlets have agreed the video is protected by free speech rights in the U.S.

Bin Bayyah’s statement continued, condemning the embassy attacks in the Middle East: “We implore you not to inflict violence upon anyone, whether foreign delegations or otherwise. You should not destroy property or flout the values and cherished principles that you defend, as attacking innocents, killing foreign diplomats and ambassadors contravenes religious and moral principles before it contravenes political ones.”

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Maryland Gangs

Dead Man Inc. Dead Man, Inc. (DMI), the third largest gang in Maryland, was founded in 1990 within the Maryland Correctional System. DMI founders had many of the same anti-religious and anti-government beliefs as the Black Guerrilla Family and created a similar “white off-shoot” gang. As the gang gained popularity and influence, some of its members were transferred to correctional facilities in Texas and Louisiana in an effort to marginalize the group. Unfortunately, these transfers resulted in an expansion of the gang in those areas as well Maryland. DMI now has an estimated 10,000 members nationwide. Although DMI members are largely located in correctional facilities, current leadership is pushing for an increase of members on the streets. Currently the largest concentration of DMI members outside the correctional facility is in and around Baltimore City, Maryland. Identification DMI members often display an eponymous tattoo on their chest, neck, back, or other areas of their bodies. These tattoos may also depict three adjacent skulls, the name of their gang, the illuminati pyramid or 4,13,9 which are the numerical letters for DMI according to the alphabet. Common identifiers of this gang’s members are shown in the photographs below. Membership DMI was originally an all-white gang. The gang has recently seen an increase in non-white membership by low level leaders. In 2009, senior leadership discouraged the further recruitment of non-Caucasians. DMI members are commonly referred to as “Dawgs” (DMI Against World Government), with newer members being puppies on probation period.

Membership in DMI is achieved through a formal, written application process. All members are to undergo a background investigation. Members are held to a strict, written code; the consequences of violations of that code are fatal. The gang follows a parliamentary structure. The Supreme Commanders are at the top of the hierarchy. Each correctional facility with DMI members is referred to as a “unit,” which is lead, in descending order of power, by a commander, a lieutenant, a field general, a sergeant-at-arms, and a finance officer.

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THE FOOD STAMP RECOVERY

Three years after the end of the 2007–09 recession, which officially began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009, 47 million people each month are using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). At the beginning of the recession, fewer than one in 10 Americans received SNAP benefits. Nearly 15 percent of Americans now use SNAP benefits, formerly called food stamps, a program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This translates to more than one in 7 Americans currently using SNAP benefits, a record non-emergency high.[2]

There is much concern surrounding this unprecedented increase in America’s SNAP program, which began in 2008. Food stamp participation has always increased during a recession and in the initial stages of a recovery. The purpose of this report is to determine whether the recent increase in SNAP participation is comparable to increases during other recent recessions. Our results demonstrate that levels seen since the end of this recession are far higher than in prior recoveries (see Figure 1). While the 36 month periods following the recessions of the early 1980s saw decreases in food stamp usage, the recessions of the early 1990s and in 2001 saw increases between 1 and 2 percent over the same period, in comparison with an increase of 3.5 percent following the recession ending in 2009. In addition to the difficult job market, this is because of changes in the program that began in October 2008, including expansion of benefits and elimination of the cap for child care expenses.

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Egypt’s Terrorist Government Issues Arrest Warrant for Pastor Terry Jones Over Anti-Islam YouTube Vid

Egypt’s general prosecutor has issued an arrest warrant for the American pastor Terry Jones and the supporter of the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” YouTube video that is being blamed, at least in part, for riots across the Muslim world.

According to various media reports, Jones did not play a role in creating the film, but had a hand in promoting it.

The prosecutor’s office said in a statement that the accused– which also includes six Coptic Christians– face charges of harming national unity, insulting and publicly attacking Islam, and spreading false information. The office said they could face the death penalty if convicted, but no date for the trial is set.

According to the Associated Press the case is “largely symbolic” because all eight of the accused are all believed to be outside of Egypt and unlikely to return to the country to face the charges. Rather, they say, the prosecutor’s decision to take legal appears to be aimed at absorbing some of the public anger over the amateur film.

However, since the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the longtime ally’s relationship with the United States has grown increasingly strained. President Obama went so far as to say last week that the United States doesn’t necessarily consider the newly-elected Egyptian government an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy either (the White House later backtracked and said “ally” is a legal term).

Either way, the fact that the Egyptian government government has now issued an arrest warrant for an American citizen for promoting free speech is unlikely to endear it to many.

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